January 26, 2013

the "no heat" hair challenge

We need to talk. I can't do this anymore. Today I want sleek straight hair, next day I'm using my curling iron for some curls. My hair just can't take the heat anymore. And in a way I'm happy because I use the blow dryer only when my hair is wet and I have to get somewhere ASAP. 
So here's the challenge. Starting today , January 26th, 2013 , for at least a month I will not use any source of heat for my hair. The only exception is when my hair is wet and I'm in a hurry. But even so I will try to use the cold air instead of the hot one.
I have a flat iron for straight hair, a curling iron and a blow dryer. So these are the sources of the problem. 
I've done some research and found some tutorials for curls with no heat, eve straight hair with no heat. Besides, I'm really getting the hang of messy buns so I'm trying to make the most of it. 
And wait for it...

I plan on cutting on the styling products also. That's right. Since I'm not going to use heat there is no use in me applying heat protectant, right? Also, no hair spray, no styling wax, shine serum or any like that. I will try to make my own styling products and if you are interested, let me know.

And of course the most used products will be conditioners,hair treatments (for dandruff , greasy roots and dry hair), hair masks, oils, butters. I have argan oil, castor oil and I'm searching for coconut oil (or coconut butter if I don't find oil) and shea butter. Also, I will be taking some vitamins for my hair.

Another thing that I will be doing is cutting my own hair. I have never done this before so keep your fingeres crossed for me, will you? If it goes right maybe I will share it with you. If not, I will put  paper bag over my face and never leave home without it *smile*

So what do you say? Interested in my little experiment? If you like, you can join too. I would love to have someone to share this with.

hugs and kisses,
Love, Andreea!

January 25, 2013

i'm not gone.

Hello my lovely ones!

It has been such a long time since my last post. I feels like forever and I'm gonna apologize for any inconsistency between this post and the ones before. It's as if I forgot how to write. How weird is that?

My disappearance was so sudden that it should come as no surprise that some of you thought that I have closed this blog for good. Well, that's not the case. So why have I taken a break do you ask?

Mostly because my life was a giant clutter. I had so many projects to finish, so little time, time for myself was a foreign notion and the little time I had I spent it with my family and my boyfriend. And on top of everything I couldn't let the blog as it was, without any update. Plus I wanted to give my blog a makeover.

If you follow my blog since my first post, don't worry, the post are not going to change. Well, that's not completely true. I do hope to write better and better but the content will be as it was up until now. Personal. Like friends gathered around some coffee/ tea/ hot chocolate and biscuits.

I have a series of projects pending:
  • the opening of a template shop - a project that I have been working together with my boyfriend
  • a challenge for my hair: no heat for at least a month
  • losing a lot of weight - tell me if you are interested in me opening a new segment on this blog regarding this; you can join me too if you want;
  • diy projects for my clothes - I'm planning on buying a bunch of white&black shirts and t-shirts and customize them with buttons, studs, ribbons, lace, markers etc. 
  • diy projects for hair accessories - I'm a huge fan of hair bows, hair pins etc. And since March is not far away from now, I want to get started.
  • Valentine's day tutorials - nails and make-up mostly
...and many others. But you will find more about them at the right time.

So I would appreciate if you could tell me if you would be interested in any of these and maybe you have a request of your own.

I've missed writing. 


January 13, 2013


So I've come across a super fun kind of post. You can read more about here, on Ashley's Blog
I'm really in love with these kind of projects that support communication among bloggers. I think it's something very sweet and exciting.
So for this kind of post, I have to answer a few question. So there it goes.

January 11, 2013


Feels like forever since my last post. But I'm glad to see the success it had. It got me thinking about something. We'll get to that later.
The past few days were like a "mixed feelings fest". I had my share of laughter and my share of pure sadness and frustration. The worst thing that happened to me was the fact that I caught a virus on my laptop. With all my computer knowledge and my anti-virus program I couldn't to anything.

January 6, 2013


What I use// 1. Remove previous nail polish// 2. File your nails// 3. Use oil for your cuticles// 4. Push your cuticles// 5. Use o treatment for nails and cuticles// Final result 

 Having a nice manicure is probably one of the most important things for me. So I thought I would show you what I do when I want a simple manicure, and how I do it. First off I will explain the photos and after that I will write some additional info. Hope you will like it. Let's get to it!

January 5, 2013


For a long period of time I've struggled with confidence issues. I still am but it got better. I've come to accept many things about myself. So I thought I would make a series of posts about this. About how I've learned to not be so harsh on myself. At the end of every post I will write an advice. Hope you will like it.

January 4, 2013


A rainbow on a rainy day. Leaves changing color in the autumn. A fascinating book. Those little things that make us feel good about ourselves. That's what this blog is about.