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Shopping haul from ‘ZARA’ and ‘H&M’ + Links

‘ZARA’ long wrap bermuda shorts

‘ZARA’ blazzer out of stock

‘ZARA’ flowing trousers with belt

H&M Drawstring Blouse

‘ZARA’ check skinny trousers

‘ZARA’ soft-touch trousers

‘ZARA’ SWEATER out of stock

H&M short cotton top

H&M Ankle-length Pants

What outfit did you like the most?
See you in my next post!

I applied a gel nail polish to myself

Hi there, not much is going on these days. I concentrate mainly on arranging and cleaning the house and on the regular things in my daily rutin.
The other day I went to my manicurist to get my nails done. The reason I did nail building is because I have very weak nails that always breaks. I really like long nails and I have never been able to extend them because they are so very weak until I decided to do nail building. I personally in love with the ‘ballerina’ nails, rounded and almost pointed nails, they are so girly. So, This time I decided to apply a milky white gel nail polish, it is a color that I will certainly not get tired of in a few days.

My pedicure I am doing to myself mainly because I can’t stand the idea of someone touching my feet, it’s a kind of disorder that started because I really don’t like my feet and I think they’re very much ugly. Everyone and their luck.

I have a three-layer nail polish that I bought about two years ago from an Israeli cosmetic company. It is a three step gel: the base, the color (there is a great variety of colors) and the topcoat. This is an excellent gel that lasts about three weeks.

This morning I decided to renew my nail polish and choosed two colors, one for the background and the darker one for decoration.
For this task, I was equipped with a led lamp to dry the nail polish and a toothpick for decoration.
I decided that I should apply as a base color the pinkish polish and I decided that with the dark color I would draw points with a sharp toothpick on one of the nails.

How It Works?

First of all, I made myself a plate with coarsely cut fruits and touches of whipped cream, not recommended for those on a diet.

So, back to business: First of all, I applied the base step on all the nails and dried for a minute with the led lamp. then i applied the nude color and then dotted the nail with the darker nail polish with a toothpick and dried a minute with the led lamp.

Then at the last stage I applied the topcoat and again dried with the led lamp. And that’s it!

what do you think about the result? (Sorry for showing my unpleasant feet’s)

Write down in the comments what you thought about the result.

This is it for this time! See you in my next post.

Shopping from MANGO and H&M, recommendation and updates

Hi, everyone! i’m so glad that you have stick around and that you are with me again. So let’s start with the updates: What crazy days I’ve been through! As I wrote in previous posts, last week I did a test in a course I failed twice! The test was a home test on the computer, yes, if I don’t pass it this time, it will be a big failuer. The test took 4 hours and they passed me like an intense half hour. Of course I finished the test with a sense of uncertainty about my success in it and with a headache. Wish me luck!

I promised to keep up to date with the Holter Heart test I went through a few weeks ago, well the test turned out not to be normal but it’s good that I am now aware and able to act correctly forward. At this point, it is important for me to stop and recommend to anyone reading this post: Do not wait! Do not postpone tomorrow! If you are not feeling well or you feel that something is going wrong with your body, go check it out as soon as possible, there is nothing more precious than our lifes, take care of yourself!

Yesterday morning I decided that I need (not really) to buy my girl (2.5 years old) new shoes so I went to the mall and found her 2 pairs of lovely everyday sandals. I bought her an antique pink doll shoes and another pair of rubber shoes with pastel pink straps to make her comfortable for kindergarten. Of course I showed her the shoes and she really loved them, the girl loves clothes and shoes – I educated her very well!

After I finished strolling in the mall stores, I got hungry so i bought falafel on a takeaway and ate it at home in front of the TV, such an obnoxious habit. For those unfamiliar with falafel, this is the flagship dish here in Israel. These are round balls made from chickpeas put in pita and of course you can also add salads and Fries into the pita. I personally love falafel and I eat falafel at least once a week. If you are interested, heres a recipe:

https://www.themediterraneandish.com/how-to-make-falafel/

In the evening me, my mom and my sister arranged to meet for coffee at our regular cafe which is in a shopping center (shopping !!). So we met and rattled and laughed and gossiped until we got tired and felt like it was the time for doing some shopping. Although we only went into two stores, I went out with both bags. In ‘mango’ I saw the perfect lather sandals that you can see down in the picture, a brown flip flop with a flattering strap, they will match with jeans or summer dresses. The flip-flops cost $ 66.83, but at the online store in the USA the flip-flops sold for $ 59.99. My mom kindly insisted to buy them for me, so thank you Mom!

After that we went into H&M and there I found a blue-to-knee denim skirt that cost $ 29 (at the USA online store it costs $ 24.99) and a black short suit with inflated sleeves and a white floral print that also cost $ 29 (in the USA online store it is Sold for $ 39.99). A fabulous overall and super comfortable for the hot summer days. I can’t wait to wear it soon. This purchase Mum also insisted on paying, So again, thanks Mom, you are the best!

I came home at night with the loot and sat down in front of the TV because I can’t sleep without some comic series that will clear my head and prepare me for a mindless sleep (I need it during this time). And this is where my recommendation comes in this post: This is a Turkish series! Here in Israel, the Turkish series is very much beloved recently at the obsession level. And after searching on the Internet for a light series that would suit me late at night, I found a recommendation for a series called “Daydreams” which is a comedic romantic series revolving around a low-class girl hero who is in love with the big and handsome boss of a big advertising company, Sure, it sounds absolutely trite, but the plot is light and funny and very suitable for people who just want to get rid of the pressure of the day and want to clear their heads a bit.

That’s it for this time! See you in my next post. Bye Bye 🙂

Iron girl

On Tuesday I spent most of my day studying, as I wrote in my previous post, in two weeks from now I will have a very important test in a course that I failed twice !!! So this time I’m investing everything to get past it and move on.
The last days are insanely hot days, days in which it is impossible to leave home because the heavy heat. We decided to chill the kids a bit and took them out to the pool / fountain in the afternoon and the kids ran in between the streams and cooled down. I live in Ashdod, a city that I think is one of the most beautiful in the country, and here’s another beautiful piece from the city I’ve lived in since 1993.

On Wednesday morning, I went to visit my sister and my mother, and as always, we sat and eat a cake and drink a cup of coffee in the balcony in front of the day. And of course my sister didn’t let me go empty-handed, my sister bought me a stunning black swimsuit from American Eagle, the swimsuit is just perfect! In addition to it, she gave me two stunning dresses she stopped wearing, so thank you my sister.

Later I went looking for a good sunscreen on drugstore and I bought a transparent facial sunscreen with 50 SPF. After smearing it at home, I felt it was slightly oily, a fact that upset me. In addition to sunscreen, I also purchased a Vitamin C Enriched Facial Serum, which helps slow down the aging process. And again, after I got home, I tried it and found out that it has a shimmery shade, if I know it before I bought it I don’t really know if I had go for it. Anyway, after applying the serum my skin felt nice and soft. The product is somewhat reminiscent of the glam glow shimmering face cream.

On Thursday morning, after six months, I decided that I had to go to a nurse at my health fund and remove an earring that was stuck in my right ear for a half year now. Six months ago I had an ear infection and it swelled so much that the earring was swallowed by the earlobe. And the hole closed with the time and I was left with an earring that stuck in my ear. So the nurse sent me to a surgeon and after he laughed at me he pulled the earring out of my ear with one pull and no anesthesia. This is what it looks like:

because I was such a good and brave girl, I rewarded myself and purchased some “candies”. This is an Israeli cosmetics company that launched a tint that is very reminiscent of Benefit’s famous tint. I love the tint to create a natural tan look to the cheeks and it is really nice for the lips if I like to go for a childish and natural look.

And today, I decided to become the Iron Girl.

I’ll update later.

Third time, ice cream!

This day I started studying for a test that will take place in early June. This is a course in my literature degree, a course that makes me a hard time. I failed this course already on two tests, hoping for the third time to be a success. When I study for a test, I like to write in a notebook things that I should remember from the material while reading the textbook, it greatly facilitates me and helps me remember the material. And of course a kitschy girl like me will hold the most amazing notebook in the world. This is a spiral notebook I purchased in Accessorize store, on the cover theres a beautiful unicorn figure and there is also a zippered pocket for storing pages or documents.

In the afternoon, I took time out, made myself stuffed cigars with meat, made myself gravy and made a cherry tomatoes salad. This is a lazy lunch like me today but it was really tasty.

While eating I watched a new reality series I love “Alone – the beast”. This is a series from the History Channel, each time documenting three people who do not know each other who are trying to survive for a month with only the clothes with which they came. This is a very interesting series that, ironically, I love to watch while I eat.

In the afternoon the whole tribe had already arrived home and the mess started. I don’t know what the weather is all over the world but here were 36 degrees so I decided to go down with the kids to the backyard to enjoy some of the nature and the green. It was my day. Here are some pictures from the pastime in the yard:

See you next time!

A relaxing weekend

Friday began with breakfast in front of the sea. Usually on Fridays my husband and I sit down to have coffee in various cafes or restaurants but due to the situation all restaurants are closed and allow only Take aways, which is what we did. We chose a restaurant that serves crazy delicious Georgian food by the sea, we chose a breakfast that included Hachapuri, which is basically a dough filled with cheese, a real paradise, next to the pastry we also took two cups of coffee and sat down with the whole package on a bench facing the sea.
It’s something we wouldn’t do naturally, take take away to sit on a bench, we would usually prefer to sit comfortably in a restaurant, but we really enjoyed sitting in the open air like that, just the two of us talking freely.

On Saturday, we went to the sea with the kids. In general, it is still not allowed to go to the beach because of the Corona but we could not resist and miss a sunny and warm day like it was yesterday. So we dressed the kids in swimsuits, cut watermelon and went to the beach for the first time since last summer.

The kids were happy, they ran around, put out energy and had a lot of fun, they came home tired and satisfied. I love summer and I’m excited it’s already here.

Homemade pickles, brunch and wall rugs

My posts, starting today, will look a little different from recent posts. I realized that there is no need for to plan the content in advance, everyday life brings with it enough moments of inspiration and ideas that anyone can be inepired by and embrace them for themselves. So from today I will post posts in them I will share with you my daily life and the things I experience, the things that makes me happy and in general I will try to bring you guys interesting content, unplanned content that comes in motion authentically and flowing. Welcome to join me.

Yesterday, which was Tuesday, I started making a pickle jar with the vegetables I love: cauliflower, carrots and Kohlrabi. The vegetables are not ready yet, I will give them another day, and of course I have no idea how they came out (this is my first time) but I do not believe that such a simple task can fail.

how to make? I separated the cauliflower into relatively small flowers, cut the carrots into thin slices as much as possible and the Kohlrabicut into sticks, the vegetables I poured into the jar (I put the vegetables in the order that i cut them but I would recommend you to mix the vegetables before adding them to the jar so you don’t have to dig to the depths of the jar to get some greenery) I poured three glasses of water, one glass of vinegar, two tablespoons of salt, a little drops of lemon juice and a quarter cup of oil. I flipped the bottle several times to mix the ingredients and that’s it, two or three days and it’s ready. I love to eat pickles next to the meals and also as a snack alongside the wine or vodka redball (yes I know) that I usually drink on Friday nights, promising to keep you updated on how they came out when they will be ready.

I spent the rest of the day with my two boys (4 and 5 years old) and the 2-year-old baby that I was home with because of the corona virus but in the first second when I had a little time to myself, which happens when the baby falls asleep around 12 o’clock, I decided to pamper myself with a small snack.

I made two Fried Eggs, which I placed on two slices of bread smeared with pesto, and of course, I made myself a hot cup of coffee. While eating I watched Lydia Elise Millen’s YouTube channel, I love watching her content recently. Her YouTube channel, at least recently, revolves around home designing and this is because she recently bought her dream home that she still designs, fashion and beauty. Some may say that she presents a picture that is too perfect and even artificial, but for me, watching her content fills me with positive energy, the content inspires me, motivates me, and most of all, I love watching people that are happy and feeling good about themselfs, we have the opposite infront of us all day long. I encourage you to watch her channel if this content interest you.

Today was a super exciting and joyous day for me, today finally, after two months when the kids were with me at home because of the corona virus, they all went to kindergartens! Yas! Freedom!!! Those two months that they were with me at home were challenging, exhausting, funny, upsetting, those days were a squeezing emotions machine. It was difficult for the children allso as well, because in the end the life they known was taken from them. In addition to the quarantine, a person very close to me who I love passed away and another family member was hospitalized (thank goodness he is now in a good shape and healthy) For moments it felt like a movie, everything ran too fast and the extraordinary and extreme plot added to the feeling that it was some fictional plot and that we would wake up any second from the dream . it was not a dream, but it seemed like the beginning of its end, the children retorned to kindergarten and I started to breath again. This morning, after putting the kids in kindergarten, I decided to visit my sister and my mom, who lives with her, and sit down for a cup of coffee and a morning chat. The three of us sat in the balcony facing the sea and introduced me to the new crafts they created. In a previous post I mentioned the fact that my mom knits everything, including covers for decorative pillows, so get this three new pillow covers she knitted:

amazing or not?! In addition to my mother, my sister also has creative hands and head, she has also started to create insanely cool wall rugs

She uses a special weaving facility and special tools to create this stunning rug. The fabric she made has all kinds of different elements, for example, at the top of the fabric there are pom-poms and down the fabric there are wires that come off it. After talking to my sister, I realized that this is a very easy job to sink into and lose a sense of time so if you decide to try it, take it into account.

my sister purchased the facility and accessorise from amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/WILLOWDALE-Multi-Craft-Extra-Large-Develops-Creativity/dp/B07ZH96DXS

My sister also didn’t send me home empty-handed, and gived me three t-shirts

two of them she bought from the online store ‘NEXT’, the shirts are white with with inflated sleeves, the other shirt she bought from ‘MANGO’ but was small on her. So thanks to my sister for the presents and for the kindness. In general, I have to replenish my wardrobe with summer clothes, if you have offers for online sites that offer beautiful, high-quality clothing and that ships around the world wrote to me in response here.
And this is it for this time. follow my site and posts if you like.
See you in the next post! Bye Bye 🙂

My mom’s handmade necklaces

Well, I’m really excited about the new gift I received from my talented mother. The fact that she always had golden hands I always knew, but her amazing hand made products surprises me every time. This time, my mother brought me some amazing beaded necklaces, they arrived just in time for the approaching summer, i will just throw on some T-shirt with jeans or a skirt and the necklaces would pop up my outfit.

My mom has been knitting for many years, from shirts, dresses to blankets and pillowcases and this time she did something different and decided to diversify a bit and move into the jewelry world, she combined knitting with beads to achieve the result that comes before you. She made the necklaces using knitting needle and craft threads in diferent colores, some here are gold, silver, bronze and black.

If you have the time and the desire, it is completely something you can do at home, the network is full of demo videos, there are a variety of options and techniques, you just have to choose the technique that is right for you and do it at home comfortably. There are craft shops that sell beads and all the accessories you will need, you just have to do it, if you want.

Online shop for example:

https://www.the-beadshop.co.uk/beads-and-beading-supplies-c491

This gift really excited me and I can no longer wait for a chance to decorate myself with them, a little light hit and you will not be able to ignore me 😉
Which necklace do you like the most? isn’t she talented ?!

The first day of spring

The whole world is in a difficult time, the Corona virus has hit all of the world and many people are currently quarantined in their homes. It is very symbolic to me that today we mantion and celebrating the first day of spring. The coming of spring marks for me a process of renewal, the rash after the storm, and that is what I wish for us during this time.
Here are some pictures of me in the spring vibe.

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How did I stop drinking and smoking in one day!

Anyone who has known me for the past six years has known my new version, the latest update. Six years ago, and throughout my 20s, I lived a life of uncompromising hedonism. I spent almost every day of the week drinking a lot of alcohol and cigarette smoke emissions was always part of my image. I was, and I am still, a person who could not enjoy anything, anything, to the extent. When I drank, I drank to the point of obscurity and when I smoked, I smoked until my lungs burned and my hair smelled like an ashtray. Thank goodness I went through this period in one piece and thanks to that I can also say I’m sorry but I am not sorry or feeling any regret about my past. I have reached my thirties saturated with experiences, I won’t look back and regret that I did not live, did not travel, did not wander aimlessly, did not meet people without any special interest, all that I did and not only once. I ended the second decade of my life tired of my extreme life and night life. I realized that my body and mind needed something different. But that’s not what made me stop drinking and smoking.

Photo: pavel t.

The ability to stop living a life you have been accustomed to or stop consuming alcohol, quit smoking, eat chocolate, meat, carbohydrates, or actually stop anything else that has put you in a turbulence that is hard to step out from, must come from understanding, a deep, meaningful enlightenment that will let you examine the situation from the side, you will be able to look at yourself from a higher angle. I remember that moment, that very moment when I realized that my life had to change, I remember it well. A taxi dropped me off under the apartment I used to live in, after a long night out when I was drunk as hell, I lit a last cigarette before going to bed. As I slowly made my way toward the entrance to the building, I realized; These people I spent the night with, who are actually locking in the night and coming to their home, they are good friends, I spend the time with them just as I wanted, but if the body betrays me beacuse of the destructive life I managed, they might be sorry for me but they don’t really Or will be an essential part of me. I realized that I was probably pushing aside the really important things that would build me as a person and advance me later in my life. If you want to get out of some situation you must think about what really matters, we set out on this world air alone and so do we leave it, we must surround ourselves in a enveloping, good and loving environment and we must know that we have done what is possible to extend our stay here. Don’t be sorry when it’s too late, try not to be helpless.

Then the enlightenment came, but I felt I wasn’t strong enough to cut off the habits I loved so much. But this was the most significant step in the rehabilitation process. I took this recognition in mind as I continued to live my normal life, but I already had a stick on wheels that never stopped making problems and ruined every night’s out and all the lighting of a cigarette. That was the beginning of the beginning – and it’s not a mistake. My restoration is a start. point. I believe that because of this understanding, I began to see the things that mattered to me and as if my spatial vision was beginning to clear. I knew my husband and started to build a home.
So yeah, I stopped drinking and smoking in one day, the day I found out I was pregnant but it didn’t lower the value of the acts. Certainly some would say that this is not a big deal because the condition requires me to quit but I see the picture differently and the fact that I did not return to drink or smoke even 5 years after giving birth proves that the process I went through was profound and meaningful. I believe that to make a real change you have to go through a self-examination and a real understanding of what is important in our lives and what is less.

So after watching the positive answer of the pregnancy test, I lit a cigarette with the understanding that it would be the last one. Standing there on the porch and not copying my eyes from the cigarette, I realized in real time that it was a great moment that I would like to remember, a moment I would be proud of, and I really am, very proud of it. I was only able to smoke half a cigarette from that last cigarette.