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PERFECTION IS THE DISEASE OF A NATION_Flawless

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Stiu ca titlul suna ciudat! Stiu ca aveti un deja-vu! Insa, spre mirarea mea si a voastra, consider ca redactarea acestor reguli de conduita pentru a fi “o lady” este absolut necesara!

⇔ REMINDER: Pentru mine! Pentru tine! Pentru ele! Iata care sunt acestea din punctul meu de vedere!

#1. Don’t kiss & tell! Daca cineva ti s-a confesat cu incredere, mai cu seama o prietena, nu transmite informatia doar ca sa impresionezi, sa barfesti, sa faci conversatie. Cu siguranta e o informatie valoroasa, motiv pentru care cu atat mai mult trebuie sa fii mandra de faptul ca ti-a impartasit-o tocmai tie!

#2. Nu fi ipocrita! Gen: nu iti cumpara Dior daca nu ai ce pune in stomac! Nu purta tot aurul din lume pe tine ca sa arati ceea ce nu esti! Nu te minti singura! Nu te ajuta cu nimic si nici nu iti sustine imaginea pe care o pretinzi!

#3. Fii increzatoare in tine si in propriile forte!

#4. “TE ROG” si “MULTUMESC” au fost, sunt si vor fi la moda!

#5. Cumpara-ti un parfum placut, fin! Ca sa va dau un exemplu elocvent, din cele 5 parfumuri pe care le am acasa, doar unul ma caracterizeaza cu adevarat! L-am descoperit in Italia acum 4 ani, cand am achizitionat niste cosmetice de la Beauty Point din Roma si am primit cadou o mostra. Acea esenta a fost #TheOne inca de atunci.

#6. Pantofii cu toc de 11 cm nu sunt pentru oricine! Decat sa te vada lumea ca te chinui sa mergi pe pantofii stiletto preferati, insa prea inalti, mai bine nu-i purta! Da, se vede! Faptul ca incaltamintea te jeneaza, se vede! Sa nu credeti ca eu n-am pantofi incomozi dar superbi din toate punctele de vedere. Insa ii port doar cand merg foaaarte putin pe jos, eventual la un restaurant unde nu fac decat sa ma asez pe scaun, nicidecum in club, la petreceri sau nunti unde dansez mult.

#7. Recunoaste-ti vina! Fie ca e in relatia de cuplu, fie ca e in relatia cu un coleg de la servici sau chiar la supermarket, daca ai gresit, admite asta! “Imi cer scuze, cred ca v-am dat mai putini bani pe produsele din cos!”, “Scuze, n-am vazut e-mailul in timp util!”, “Stiu ca trebuia sa spal vasele, insa sunt foarte obosita! Le spal, insa dupa ce ma odihnesc putin.”

#8. Numara paharele de vin pe care le bei! Cand crezi ca ai ajuns la limita admisa, opreste-te! Nimic nu e mai groaznic decat sa te imbeti si sa se vada acest lucru!

#9. Fii punctuala! Nimanui din lumea asta nu ii place sa astepte inutil!

#10. Ce tie nu-ti place, altuia nu face! Daca cel de langa tine a facut o greseala, nu rade de el! E de prost-gust, il faci sa se simta prost, si, in fond, nimeni nu e perfect, iar tu stii asta!

#11. Nu te impotmoli in termenul “PERFECTIUNE”! Nimeni din lumea asta nu reprezinta perfectiunea intruchipata! Nici fotomodelele, nici starurile de cinema, nici tu! Cunoaste-ti defectele si accepta-le asa cum sunt! #YouLookDisgusting

#12. Informatia inseamna putere! Daca este vreo combinatie ideala in lumea asta, aceea e frumusetea cu inteligenta. E crunt sa te simti pe dinafara! TV, presa, reviste de specialitate, www.descopera.ro www.ceascadecultura.ro www.historia.ro www.vogue.com – take your pick! Citeste mult, bine si cu rost!

#13. Bunul simt primeaza in orice situatie!

#14. Pe cat posibil, mentine-te in forma! Fie ca te duci la sala, fie ca faci abdomene acasa, fie ca te plimbi prin magazine J ocupa-te de aspectul tau fizic, nu doar prin haine, ci si prin alimentatie si sport. Ideea e sa fii energica si sa te simti bine in pielea ta, nu neaparat sa fii slaba. Tocmai ce vorbeam de increderea in sine!

#15. When in doubt, be well mannered! Nu-ti pierde cumpatul, chiar daca situatia o cere! Nu adresa injurii ca la usa cortului, chiar daca interlocutorul tau o merita cu varf si indesat. Cu totii am trecut prin situatia asta!


I know that the topic is a little odd! I know that is a deja-vu for you! But, I really think that expressing these “flawless rules” all over again is mandatory!

⇔ REMINDER: For me! For you! For them! Here they are, from my point of view!

#1. Don’t kiss & tell! If someone thought that you are trustworthy and told you a secret, especially if she’s a friend of yours, prove them right! Don’t make an entire conversation, don’t gossip that thing with others. You have to be proud that she told you, and only you. For sure, it’s valuable.

#2. Don’t be a hypocrite! Don’t buy Dior from head to toes, if you don’t have anything to eat! Do not wear 10 pounds of gold jewelry on you just to show off! Don’t lie to yourself! It doesn’t help you at all, it doesn’t sustain the image you pretend to have!

#3. Be confident in you!

#4. “PLEASE” and “THANK YOU” are not overrated! They are still fashionable!

#5. Buy yourself a nice perfume! For example, even if I have 5 different bottles of perfume at home, only one gets me completely. I found it in Italy, 4 years ago, when I bought some beauty products from Beauty Point in Rome and I got a sample of it in the bag. That scent was #TheOne ever since.

#6. 4 inches high heels are not for everyone! If you struggle just to walk in those shoes, the others can probably see that too. Don’t wear them just yet! The fact that the shoes are killing you softly, it shows! I have some pair of high heels that are uncomfortable but beautiful. I wear them only when I go somewhere with a car or when, for example, I go out at the restaurant and just sit on the chair, not at weddings and parties where I have to dance.

#7. Admit your mistakes! Even if it’s at home with your partner, or at work with a colleague or at the supermarket. Admit it! “I’m sorry but I think I didn’t give you enough money!”, “Sorry, I haven’t open just yet the Inbox”, “I know that I was supposed to wash the dishes, but I am tired! I’ll wash them, but after I take a nap for a while!”

#8. Count the glasses of wine! When you think you have reached the limit, stop! Nothing is more disgusting that a woman drunk enough to go crazy!

#9. Always be punctual! Nobody likes to wait!

#10. If you don’t like it, don’t do it to anyone! If someone made a mistake, don’t laugh at him/her! It’s tacky, you’ll just make him uncomfortable and, after all, nobody’s perfect and you know it!

#11. Don’t beat yourself up with “PERFECTION”! Nobody is perfect! Nor the models, nor the movie stars, not even you! Be aware of your flaws and embrace them! #YouLookDisgusting

#12. Knowledge is power! If there’s one perfect combination in the world, that’s beauty and intelligence. It’s hard to be left outside when it comes to debate something. TV, newspapers, magazines, www.descopera.ro www.ceascadecultura.ro www.historia.ro www.vogue.com – take your pick! Read a lot!

#13. Common sense comes first!

#14. Be fit! Either you go to the gym, either you work out at home, or even you make your cardio doing shopping all day, you have to take care of your figure! You have to do it through sports, through clothing and by eating healthy. The idea is to be energetic and to feel good in your own skin, not necessarily to be skinny. Read #11 all over again.

#15. When in doubt, be well mannered! Don’t lose it, even if the situation gets you up to your nerve, even if the person you are talking to, totally deserves it! We’ve all been there!

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Love, A.

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“Don’t let go

Never give up,

It’s such a WONDERFUL LIFE!”

HAPPINESS (2010) & EXILE (2013) sunt niste albume GENIALE! Si o spun la modul cel mai serios! Fiecare melodie ocupa un loc aparte in mintea si inima mea! De regula, dintr-un album de 12 melodii, daca ajungi sa adori 6 melodii e bine, insa la Hurts nu e cazul! Toate imi plac si toate le ascult cu drag in masina, la sala, la birou, oriunde apuc 3 minute consecutive!

Asadar, Hurts a revenit pentru a treia oara in concert in Romania, la Bucuresti, la Romexpo. Concertul din 11 octombrie 2013 a facut parte din “The Exile Tour”. A fost o buna perioada in care s-a tot vorbit despre Theo Hutchcraft si Adam Anderson, membrii formatiei, motiv pentru care ne-au onorat cu prezenta si in Fratelli Studio (Bucuresti, 2011) si Summer Well (Domeniul Stirbei, Buftea, 2012). 2013 a fost anul meu!

In deschidere, au cantat cei de la trupa YellLow, de care, sincera sa fiu, nu auzisem pana atunci. Un ritm electro-pop mi-a captat atentia pe cand eram la bar (hihi) si chiar am recunoscut beat-ul melodiilor Crimson” si Scream”.

Au urmat baietii de la Grimus, o trupa care a cantat in deschiderea unor concerte cu nume mari, precum Placebo (2012) sau Red Hot Chilli Peppers (2012). Piesa de final, High a adus-o in prim plan pe Laura Cosoi, protagonista videoclipului care a rulat pentru prima oara pe ecranele din Romexpo.

La exact 21:30, a inceput nebunia! A SE NOTA – N E B U N I A! Cei doi au intrat pe scena alaturi de ceilalti instrumentisti, concertul efectiv incepand pe ritmurile melodiei Exile, nume ce da si titlul ultimului album lansat. Daca stiti melodia, va puteti da seama cam ce energie si ce panica si-a luat mai toata lumea. “Exile” este o declaratie de maturitate, ingloband corelatii despre viata, moarte, fapte si motive existentiale, deci TOTUL IN DOAR UN CUVANT.

Direct in vene mi s-a dus ritmul piesei, lucru pe care energizantul nu a fost capabil sa-l faca. Theo a fost energic, iar Adam a avut o prezenta eleganta si tacuta. Baietii au un stil vestimentar de efect, prin simplitate si nimic mai mult. De regula, tinutele lor sunt simple:

  1. Camasa alba si pantaloni negri eleganti (Theo) + camasa alba cu manecile suflecate, pantaloni negri si bretele (Adam).
  2. Maleta neagra, sacou elegant negru si pantaloni negri (Theo) + maleta neagra, vesta neagra si pantaloni negri (Adam).
  3. Parul si-l aranjeaza in cateva minute, la un un frizer marocan din Manchester, UK pentru doar 5 lire. Si sunt mandri de asta!

Dupa cum observati, culorile preferate de ei sunt albul si negrul in diferite combinatii. Nici de aceasta data, cei doi nu au facut exceptie: Adam a avut o tinuta ALL BLACK + trench (sinistru, dar sexy), Theo – camasa alba, vesta neagra, sacou negru + o capa (impunatoare si misterioasa). Scena arata de-a dreptul dramatic, cu numele trupei inscriptionat pe un fundal negru gigantic. Vocea angelica a lui Theo a fost muuuuuult mai buna decat pe CD sau pe YouTube, iar talentul lui Adam de a canta la pian sau la chitara este impresionant.

BUT IT GETS BETTER! Show-ul de lumini violent a culminat cu momentul in care Theo a distrus (#sexy) stativul pentru microfon pe un pasaj instrumental rock din mijlocul unei balade. Lumea a ramas masca, insa momentul a fost pe cat de socant, pe atat de pasional si atractiv, mai ales pentru fetele din primul rand care si-au rupt corzile vocale.

BETTER AND BETTER! Solistul a purtat in jurul gatului tricolorul tarii si a interpretat piesa Stay”, de care publicul nu se mai satura si au cerut bis! Mai toata lumea a plans la piesa asta, inclusiv sora mea Gabriela (Sorry sis, I had to say it!). Versurile in sine te loveau direct in inima.

BETTER THAN LOVE IS … ACTUAL LOVE! Pe parcursul intregii seri, carismaticul Theo a oferit publicului numerosi trandafiri albi, familiari deja in cadrul concertelor Hurts si a multumit publicului in limba romana in repetate randuri.

THE PLAYLIST:Wonderful Life“, “Illuminated”, Stay, “Miracle, Somebody to die for, Sandman, BlindThe Road, “Blood, Tears and Gold, Silver Lining, Unspoken” si Sunday (videoclip filmat in Romania), “Better than love (videoclip filmat in Romania, in care apare si Laura Cosoi) si muuulte altele.

<TRUE STORY> Theo si Adam se intalnesc intr-un club de noapte din Manchester in 2005. In timpul acelei nopți, beti fiind, ei ajung sa se cunoasca si sa vorbeasca despre muzica, realizand ca au lucruri in comun. Prin urmare, decid sa formeze o trupa, iar eu sunt fericita pentru asta! Melodiile lor apartin genului muzical synthpop si sunt intense, emblematice, impresionante, iar videoclipurile sunt atat de bine gandite incat, cand crezi ca i-ai dat de capat, apare un element care te duce in cealalta directie. Oricum, viitoarele melodii necesita o noua “depresie” pentru cei doi, pentru a iesi mai geniale ca cele scoase pana acum. Zic eu!

“Another second in the SUNSHINE,

A decade in the dark taking part in a DREAM.

Have you forgotten what she looks like?

Or do you only SEE what you want to BELIEVE?”


HAPPINESS (2010) & EXILE (2013) are two BRILLIANT music albums! And I really mean it! Each and every song has a special place in my mind and heart! Usually, out of 12 songs from a music album, you don’t really like more than 6 of them, but with Hurts is not the case! I love them all and I take advantage of every 3 minutes in a row, just to listen their songs: in my car, at the gym, in the office!

Therefore, Hurts came back in Romania for the third time, at Romexpo, Bucharest. The concert was scheduled on October 11th, 2013 and Romania was one of the list of the countries where they had “The Exile Tour”. The band has unlimited number of fans, that’s why Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson came in Fratelli Studio (Bucharest, 2011) and in the line-up of Summer Well (Buftea, 2012). 2013 was my year of glory!

The YellLow Band performed at the opening of Hurts, a band I’ve never heard of until then. An electro-pop rhythm caught my attention while I was at the bar (hihi) and I even remembered the beat of Crimson” and Scream”.

Afterwards, Grimus, the band that opened the concerts of famous artists like Placebo (2012) or Red Hot Chilli Peppers (2012) performed for a full hour before Hurts hit the stage. The final song, High brought into the light the beautiful actress Laura Cosoi, the leading role from the video.

At 09:00 PM sharp, the madness began! PLEASE NOTE – M A D N E S S! The two members of the band performed along with the other instrumentalists. The show started with the song Exile, the name of their album. If you remember the specific song, you can even imagine the energy of the crowd. “Exile” is a statement of maturity, where life, death and certain feelings are all-in-one. EVERYTHING IN JUST ONE WORD!

The rhythm of the song got into my veins, and not even the energy drink could do that. Theo was energetic, and Adam had an elegant and quiet figure, as usual. The boys have a particular style, based on simplicity and nothing more. Usually, their outfits are quite simple:

  1. White shirt and black elegant pants (Theo) + white shirt with the sleeves rolled up, black pants and suspenders (Adam).
  2. Black turtleneck, black elegant blazer and black pants (Theo) + black turtleneck, black vest and black pants (Adam).
  3. A Moroccan hairstylist fixes their hair before every show. He is from Manchester, UK and he does it for only 5 pounds. And they are proud of it!

As you already noticed, their favorite colors are black and white, in different combinations. This time was exactly the same! Adam had an outfit ALL BLACK + a trench (sinister, but sexy), Theo – white shirt, black vest, black blazer + a cape (impressive and mysterious). The stage was dramatic, with the name of the band imprinted on the giant black background. Theo’s voice was waaaaaay better than on CD or YouTube, and Adam’s talent playing the piano and the guitar was outstanding.

BUT IT GETS BETTER! The lighting show was pretty violent and I loved it! At some point, Theo got into the mood and “destroyed” (#sexy) the microphone stand on an instrumental rock song. The crowd was amazed, and the moment was as shocking as it can get, also passionate and hot, especially for the girls in the first row who screamed louder than anyone there.

BETTER AND BETTER! Theo had around his neck our flag and performed the song Stay. The crowd wanted more, shouting “one more time” and they even cried on this song, including my sister Gabriela (Sorry sis, I had to say it!). The lyrics were more powerful than never!

BETTER THAN LOVE IS … ACTUAL LOVE! The whole show, Theo threw white roses in the crowd and expressed his gratitude to the audience in our language.

THE PLAYLIST:Wonderful Life“, “Illuminated”, Stay, “Miracle, Somebody to die for, Sandman, BlindThe Road, “Blood, Tears and Gold, Silver Lining, Unspoken” si Sunday (video filmed in Romania), “Better than love (video filmed in Romania, where the star is the actress Laura Cosoi).

<TRUE STORY> Theo and Adam met in 2005 in a nightclub in Manchester. During that night, while they were drunk, they got to know each other and they started to talk about music. Therefore, they decided to form the band Hurts, and I am truly happy for that! Their songs belong to a specific type of music called synthpop and they are intense, impressive, quite charming, and the videos are emotional and smart, from a different point of view, not the one you can predict! Either way, the future songs need a new “depression”, just to be more brilliant than the ones they already have. As I would say!

SPORTY OUTFIT: BOYFRIEND JEANS, ZARA | SIMILAR HERE 

WHITE BASIC T-SHIRT, H&M | SIMILAR HERE 

BAGATT ANKLE BOOTS | SIMILAR HERE 

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<Hurts> pe repeat! Voua va place?

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“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”
(Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita)

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Stilul Lolita este un stil vestimentar lasat la voia imaginatiei. Lolita are atat o parte romantica cat si una sexy, provocatoare sau dimpotriva, ingenua, clasica ori de ce nu, vintage. Cu siguranta nu pot da o definitie clara si definitive intrucat e un stil vestimentar cu adevarat particular. Astfel, nu poate fi incadrat in anumite reguli, motiv pentru care m-am jucat cu diferite texturi, culori, accesorii si cu… Calvin Klein Ck Bubble Gum lip gloss, pe care l-am achizitionat de la TK Maxx (Londra).

Tu crezi in dragoste la prima vedere? Eu da! Fustita roz, pe care am achizitionat-o de la New Yorker a fost, este si va fi una din piesele mele preferate din garderoba. Imediat cum am vazut-o in magazin, am simtit ca parca cineva mi-a citit gandurile si a creat-o special pentru mine. Am vazut-o in 2 nuante: roz pudrat (foto) si un gri deschis, pe care si in ziua de azi regret ca nu l-am luat. Mi-am asumat faptul ca va fi dificil sa o asortez cu ceva ce as putea avea acasa, insa mi-am zis “Inventez!”

Astfel am integrat-o in garderoba de zi cu zi pentru un look soft si am ales sa o asortez un un pulover in culoarea untului (ZARA) si o pereche de sosete peste genunchi in aceeasi nuanta (H&M). Cu alte ocazii, am purtat-o cu un pulover negru cu umerii goi (achizitionat acum 100 de ani de la Kenvelo), ciorapi negri mati 40 den si o pereche de botine negre.

Protagonistele tinutelor de tip Lolita servesc ceai, privesc carusele, sunt in natura la un picnic. Eu am ales sa iau la purtator o acadea, lip gloss-ul preferat si sa ies in natura care parca a prins viata zilele astea.

Asadar, lasa-ti imaginatia sa zboare si “inventeaza” tinute care sa reprezinte biletul de iesire spre marele Alter Ego!

The Lolita style is left to its own imagination. Lolita has a romantic side and a sexy, provocative but ingénue one, or even classic or, why not, vintage. One thing is for sure, you can’t really define this fashion style because is truly particular in every way possible. So, you cannot frame it based on some rules, that’s why I chose to play with different textures, colors, accessories and… Calvin Klein Ck Bubble Gum lip gloss, bought from TK Maxx (London).

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do! The pink skirt, the one that I bought from New Yorker was, is and will be one of my favorite pieces of clothing from my wardrobe. As soon as I saw it, I felt like the designer read my thoughts and created it especially for me. I saw it on pink and light grey, which I regret even today that I didn’t buy. I knew that it would be difficult to match it with something from my closet, but I thought “I make something up!”

So I integrated it in my daily outfits for a soft look and I chose to wear it with a beige wool sweater (ZARA) and a pair of over the knee beige socks (H&M). In other occasions, I wore it with a black sweater (bought 100 years ago from Kenvelo), black stockings 40 den and black boots.

The main characters of the Lolita style drink tea, look at the carousels or go out on a picnic. For the photo shoot I chose to bring a lollypop, my favorite lip gloss and to go out in the nature just to enjoy the beautiful day.

Therefore, let your imagination go wild and “invent” looks to represent your way out to the big Alter Ego!

PINK WOOL SHORT SKIRT, NEW YORKER | SIMILAR HERE

BEIGE KNITTED SWEATER, ZARA | SIMILAR HERE  

OVER THE KNEE BEIGE SOCKS | SIMILAR HERE

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“Our imagination flies – we are its shadow on the earth.” (Vladimir Nabokov)

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15 IUNIE – 01 OCTOMBRIE 2011: CEA MAI NEBUNA VARA PE CARE AM AVUT-O!

Va jur ca nici nu stiu cu ce sa incep! Cu faptul ca a fost cea mai nebuna experienta din toate cate am avut pana acum? Ca a reprezentat tocmai trecerea dintre copilarie si maturitate? Ca am cunoscut atatea nationalitati de oameni? Ca am trecut foarte rapid de la regretul ca am ajuns acolo, pana la regretul ca nu am mai stat? Ca am scapat teafara ca prin urechile acului in situatii dificile, cum nici n-am crezut ca ajung? Ca am cunoscut oameni minunati cu care am legat o prietenie vesnica? Ca am vizitat frumoasele meleaguri grecesti si am cunoscut grecii cu bune si cu rele? Ca am pierdut 5 nopti pe saptamana din 7 in club? Ca atmosfera era atat de faina incat nu conta ca a doua zi incepeam tura la 07:00? Ca n-am cheltuit un sfant pe nici o bautura in oras?

GREU!

Creta este cunoscuta pentru istoria ei complexa, acele locuri “vorbesc” si azi despre timpurile de odinioara. Fiind cea mai mare insula greceasca, recunosc faptul ca sunt bucuroasa ca am ajuns sa o vad pe indelete, timp de 3 luni si jumatate (atat frumusetea din pliantele agentiilor de turism, cat si partea intunecata a ei).

ATENA, MALIA, CHANIA, RETHYMNO, HERAKLION, HERSONISSOS, AGIOS NIKOLAOS, IERAPETRA, SITIA…you name it! Been there, done that! (foto Crete Travel). Imbracamintea a fost lejera, reprezentata prin zeci de rochite si fuste cu tricouri lejere si accesorii statement, cu sandalute romane pe timp de zi si stiletto seara in club. Am avut vreo 7 costume de baie de diferite culori si o palarie chic care sa ma protejeze de razele puternice.

#myfavourite: RETHYMNO (este un oras atat de superb, incat m-as muta oricand acolo), HERSONISSOS (plaja perfecta, cluburile vibrante, in special NEW YORK DAY&NIGHT BEACH CLUB si STAR BEACH), HERAKLION (portul in care am simtit ca mi se rupe inima cand m-am urcat in feribot, la plecare), ATENA (portul in care am simtit teama de necunoscut, la sosire), CHANIA (portul + orasul vechi – #superbe, preturile piperate de la tavernele lor – #notthatmuch), AGIOS NIKOLAOS (ziua perfecta petrecuta alaturi de prietena mea, Monica cu ocazia aniversarii ei), IERAPETRA & SITIA (privelisti extraordinare). Le-am numit pe toate, nu-i asa?

Initial, am aplicat pentru un job in America prin programul pentru studenti “Work&Travel”, insa, spre fericirea mea nu am mai ajuns acolo. In schimb, banii destinati pentru State au fost directionati spre un job de ajutor de ospatar in Grecia, Insula Creta, Malia la Hotelul Malia Bay Hotel&Bungalows **** Jobul s-a dovedit a fi oribil la inceput, insa pofta vine mancand si a inceput sa imi placa! Nicicum pentru jobul in sine, ci pentru oamenii cu care am lucrat, atat studentii romani si unguri veniti prin acelasi program, cat si colegii de diferite nationalitati pe care i-am cunoscut in hotel. Ce-i drept, Directorul General, Maitre si Head Receptionist erau groaznic de severi! Ganditi-va la o severitate stupida, asupra unor servetele de masa sau a unui colt de scaun, deci, prostesc de severi!

Desi agentia mi-a spus ca ma va astepta cineva la sosire, nu a fost asa! Cu putinii centi de pe telefon, am sunat la receptia hotelului si le-am spus cine sunt si ce caut acolo. Acestia habar nu aveau de mine si de ce trebuia sa fac acolo. Intr-un final, lucrurile s-au lamurit si au trimis un microbuz cu un sofer grec, batran, ciudat care nu stia o boaba de engleza. Putea fi oricine, iar eu m-am urcat in microbuzul lui pe motiv ca mi-a spus “Adriana? Malia Bay?” Yes, please!

Dupa ce am facut cunostinta cu cerintele postului, m-au condus intr-o camera cu 4 paturi si o baie, destul de draguta, vis-à-vis de hotel. In acea seara, am facut cunostinta cu ceilalti colegi veniti prin acelasi program: formatia de animatori (5 italieni), ajutorul de bucatar (Janos-Romania), ajutorii de ospatari (David-Romania, Tomas-Lituania), bucatarii si ajutorii de bucatari greci (Buna, Panagiotis!)  si… CRISTINA & MONICA! Impreuna, am format The Powerpuff Girls J Glumesc! Stand in aceeasi camera, traind emotiile de inceput, parcurs si sfarsit, fiind pe acelasi job si plangandu-ne impreuna de tot ce se intampla in restaurant, ne-am apropiat mult si am devenit prietene in toata regula pana in ziua de astazi! Este unul din lucrurile pentru care sunt recunoscatoare pentru experienta in Grecia.

Fiind o persoana joviala, vorbitoare de limba italiana, engleza si franceza, mereu zambitoare, Directorul General a hotarat sa ma mute luna august la Pool Bar. Aici i-am cunoscut pe Zacharias (Grecia), Nikos (Grecia) si Jane (Germania) care m-au invatat cum sa prepar cocktail-uri, cum sa fac turistii sa-si cheltuie banii pe alte bauturi decat cele in regim de all-inclusive (OUZO, RAKI, vin alb, vin rosu).

MALIA este “Ibiza Greciei”. Centrul orasului prinde viata noaptea prin laserele cluburilor de noapte, tavernele deschise non-stop, pool bar-urilor si magazinelor de suveniruri/haine si nimicuri. Gaseai absolut orice pe strazile acestui oras, absolut orice! Daca voiai sa iti faci un tatuaj la 5 dimineata, daca voiai ceasuri Tiffany&Co (false, desigur), daca voiai suveniruri excentrice, prajituri specifice, pita gyros direct de la sursa, sa inchiriezi scutere, sa te relaxezi intr-un hamac, sa mananci un cheeseburger la McDonald’s in plina noapte, dupa care sa te intorci in club (Apollo, Malibu, Safari Club, Bar One, Cloud 9, Zig Zag, Candy Club s.a.), petreceri cu spuma, daca voiai sa dansezi doar muzica RnB, voiai muzica comerciala, voiai doar muzica Rock, le voiai combinate, sau sa vezi linistit meciul alaturi de prieteni la o bere…you name it! In Malia le gaseai toate! Si impreuna si separat!

Experienta in Grecia a fost minunata din toate punctele de vedere! Am vazut si partea nevazuta a servirii all inclusive, am cunoscut diverse tipologii de oameni (turistii si staff-ul), am invatat cum sa ma descurc in diverse situatii dificile la locul de munca, am simtit pe propria piele ce greu trebuie sa muncesti pentru a livra acel hotel de 4 stele promis turistilor.

Recomand experienta tuturor studentilor care au acces la programul Work&Travel!




15th OF JUNE – 01st of OCTOBER 2011: THE CRAZIEST SUMMER I’VE EVER HAD!

I swear I do not even know where to start! With the fact that it was the most intense experience of them all?! That it was the beginning of the maturity? That I met all those different nationalities? That I switched from the regret of being there to the regret that I left? That I got out of all those horrible situations, in which I never thought I would get into? That I met some beautiful people and we became friends for a long time? That I visited all that I could and I met Greek people with the good and the bad? That I used to party 5 nights in a row, out of 7 per week? That the atmosphere was insane that I didn’t care that the next day my shift would start at 7 o’clock? That I haven’t spent a dime on a drink while I was there?

TOUGH ONE!

Crete Island is known for the complex history, those places “talk” even today about those good old times. Being the biggest Greek island, I admit that I got lucky to visit it all, for 3 and a half month (the beautiful places described on those travel agency’s flyers, but also the darkest parts of it).

ATHENS, MALIA, CHANIA, RETHYMNO, IRAKLIO, HERSONISSOS, AGIOS NIKOLAOS, IERAPETRA, SITIA…you name it! Been there, done that! (foto Crete Travel). I wore only casual clothing: dozens of casual and sexy dresses, a bunch of skirts and casual t-shirts with statement jewelry, roman sandals during the day and stiletto during the night. I had with me 7 different swimsuits and a chic hat to protect me from the sun.

#myfavourites: RETHYMNO (is a beautiful city and I wouldn’t hesitate in moving there anytime), HERSONISSOS (the perfect beach, the vibrant night clubs, especially NEW YORK DAY&NIGHT BEACH CLUB and STAR BEACH), HERAKLION (the port where I had my heart broken when I got in the ferry at the departure), ATHENS (the port where I felt fear for the unknown at the arrival), CHANIA (the port + the old city – #beautiful, the high prices at their taverns – #notthatmuch), AGIOS NIKOLAOS (the perfect day spent with my friend, Monica, for her birthday), IERAPETRA & SITIA (beautiful views). I named all of them, right?

Initially, I applied for a job in USA due to the “Work&Travel” Program for Students, but, I never got there. In exchange, the money meant to be for the States, got redirected for a job as waiter’s assistant in Greece, Crete Island, at Malia Bay Hotel&Bungalows **** At the beginning, the job sucked big time, but, in time, I got used to it! Not for the job description, but for the people I worked with: the foreign students (romanian & hungarian) and the colleagues from all over the world. The General Manager, the Maitre and the Head Receptionist were insanely severe! Like the stupidest severity of them all!

Even though the agency told me that there will be someone at the airport to claim me, it wasn’t the case! Therefore, I called at the reception and I told them that I was in the port already, even though I had very few cents on my phone! They had no idea who was I and what I was supposed to do there. Finally, the things have cleared up and they sent a Greek bus driver to take me to the hotel. He couldn’t speak English, but the only thing could say was: “Adriana? Malia Bay?” Yes, please!

After I was told the job description, they checked me into a room with 4 beds and a bathroom, quite nice, across the hotel. That night I met the other colleagues: the animation team (5 italians), the sous-chef (Janos-Romania), the other waiter’s assistants (David-Romania, Tomas-Lithuania), the Greek staff from the kitchen (Hello, Panagiotis! Hello, my little friend!) and… CRISTINA & MONICA! Together, we were The Powerpuff Girls J I’m kidding! We lived under the same roof, we shared so many memories, we had the same job and the same complaints regarding the staff and the restaurant, that we got close enough and we became best friends ever since! This is one of the best things that I will always be grateful for, after the experience in Greece.

Being joyful all the time, an Italian, English and French speaker, the General Manager decided to promote me for a whole month as bar assistant at the Pool Bar. There, I met Zacharias (Greece), Nikos (Greece) and Jane (Germania) who taught me to fix cocktails, how to get the tourists to spend money on real drinks rather than the ones at the all-inclusive (OUZO, RAKI, white wine, red wine).

MALIA is the “Ibiza of Greece”. The center of the town becomes alive at night, due to the clubs, the taverns opened all day and all night, the pool bars, the souvenir shops, the clothing shops and other stuff. You would find absolutely anything on these streets, anything! If you wanted to get a tattoo at 5 AM, if you wanted a Tiffany&Co watch (false, of course), if you wanted to buy eccentric souvenirs, cookies, pita gyros straight from the source, to rent a scooter, to relax into a hammock, to eat a cheeseburger at McDonald’s in the middle of the night, then to go back into the club (Apollo, Malibu, Safari Club, Bar One, Cloud 9, Zig Zag, Candy Club and many more), if you wanted a foam party, if you wanted a RnB Club, to dance on a commercial music or Rock music, if you wanted them combined, or just to watch a sports game with your mates drinking beer…you name it! In Malia you would find them all! Together and separately!

The experience in Greece was wonderful from all points of view! I experienced the seen and the unseen of the all-inclusive, I’ve met all kinds of people (the tourists and the staff), I’ve learnt how to deal with difficult situations at work, I took part of the hard work of the staff to deliver the 4 star hotel that Malia Bay Hotel&Bungalows is meant to be.

I recommend the experience to all the students that have access to the Work&Travel Program!
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Autosabotarea reprezinta implicarea in comportamente ce te conduc catre rezultate pe care tu nu ti le doresti. Cei mai norocosi le constientizeaza la timpul potrivit, insa continua sa isi faca rau singuri prin urmare isi taie singur creanga de sub picioare. Dacă iti doresti sa elimini autosabotajul din viata ta, atunci poti sa te pui pe treaba in felul urmator:

#1. Admite ca te autosabotezi! Fii barbata! (Tipatescu via Zoe, “O scrisoare pierduta” de I.L.Caragiale). Acceptarea autosabotarii este primul pas spre vindecare (ca sa fiu radicala).

#2. Constientizeaza si scrie pe o foaie de hartie cum te autosabotezi! Gandeste-te la anul care a trecut si scrie cum anume te-ai limitat singur, in toate aspectele vietii tale: job, viata personala, prieteni, familie, bani etc.

#3. Admite ca esti singurul responsabil pentru gandurile si actiunile tale! Da, oamenii, situatiile in care te afli, un anumit context, o simpla coincidenta iti pot influenta imaginatia, gandurile si, in final, actiunile. Cand vei avea 100% control asupra ratiunii, vei inceta sa mai dai vina pe celelalte persoane pentru esecurile tale.

#4. Intocmeste planul de bataie! Acesta va combate orice incercare de autosabotare pe viitor.

#5. Impartaseste-ti planurile cuiva de incredere! In doi ai mai mult curaj si vei fi motivat fara sa vrei: poate fi un prieten, un membru al familiei, partenerul de viata sau chiar un mentor specializat.

#6. Admite ca schimbarea se face doar cu efort! In fond, este vorba despre tine si despre viata ta!

#7. Crede in tine! Chiar daca acum ti-e greu, cauta metode de a-ti intari increderea in propria persoana!

#8. Promite ca din acest moment incetezi sa te mai autosabotezi! Poti chiar sa scrii pe o hartie aceasta promisiune si sa o semnezi. Va avea un efect extrem de puternic! Esti liber sa iti pui prin casa post-it-uri (via #BeingMaryJane)! Pune-ti memento in fiecare dimineata! Reciteste fraza in pauza de masa! Orice functioneaza pentru tine!

#9. Sarbatoreste-ti eforturile care dau rezultate! Meriti sa sarbatoresti daca ai avut un succes pe acest drum al schimbarii. Si cu cat vei sarbatori mai des, cu atat vei prinde mai mult curaj, iar lucrurile vor fi din ce in ce mai usoare! Tot ce trebuie sa faci este sa fii sincer cu tine insuti! Nu trisa cad oar e in defavoarea ta!

#10. Invata! Citeste orice crezi ca te motiveaza sau te inspira!

#11. Respinge negativismul din orice directie! Fii sigur ca vei mai avea ganduri si emotii negative, insa, cu timpul, vei filtra informatiile si emotiile si vei impiedica “norul negru” ce inainte te apasa asa tare. Cu totii avem acel prieten prapastios care parca nu iese din cenusiul vietii. Nu fi tu acel om! Fii omul care se schimba, care il schimba!

#12. Da-ti voie sa te transformi! Deschide-ti mintea catre noi posibilitati si prinde oportunitatile care te inconjoara. Gandeste diferit!

#13. Gandeste-te si la posibilitatea de a folosi suport profesionist! Daca incepi sa dai inapoi sau esti departe de a-ti gasi singur resursele si puterea, cauta solutii! Poate fi un consilier, un mentor sau chiar o persoana care a trecut cu succes prin asa ceva.

#14. Persevereaza! Este singura metoda care da rezultate. Cu siguranta, daca te opresti vei esua iar startul va fi de 2 ori mai greu.

#15. Reinnoieste-ti promisiunea ori de cate ori simti nevoia!

Stiu ca suna ciudat si pare o lista prea lunga! Insa fiecare pas este gandit si testat pe propria piele. Cu totii am avut, cel putin o data in viata, o pasa proasta in care parca totul parea negru. Parcurgand pas cu pas, vei fi uimit sa constati ca esti din ce in ce mai multumit de tine, vei simți cum lumea din jur se schimba! Pentru ca tu te-ai schimbat!

Self-sabotage is the behavior which leads to bad results you don’t even want. The lucky ones observe them at the right time, but they still engage in the wrong actions, therefore they are bullying themselves. If you wish to eliminate the self-sabotage from your life, you can do the following:

#1. Admit the fact that you are self-sabotaging! Be a man! (Tipatescu via Zoe, “A lost letter” by I.L.Caragiale). Accepting it is the first step towards healing (just to be radical).

#2. Write on a piece of paper the facts! Think about the past year and write the specific actions that you sabotaged: the job, the personal life, friends, family, money and so on.

#3. Admit that you are the sole responsible for your thoughts and your actions! Yes, the other people, a specific situation, a certain context, a coincidence can influence the imagination, the thoughts and the actions. When you’ll control your mind 100%, you’ll stop blaming others for your failures.

#4. Make a plan! This one will beat every wrong turn.

#5. Share with someone you trust! You’ll have more courage, you’ll be much more motivated when you share the plan with someone you trust: a friend, a brother/sister/cousin, the life partner or even a mentor.

#6. Put effort in it! After all, it’s you and your life!

#7. Believe in yourself! Even though it’s hard, search a method to do it!

#8. Promise from this moment on, that you’ll stop bullying yourself! You can even write it on a paper and sign it. It will mark the moment! You can put post-it in your house (via #BeingMaryJane)! Set the alarm every morning! Read it in the lunch break! Whatever works for you!

#9. Celebrate the efforts that pay off! You deserve to celebrate every step of the way in which you have succeeded! If you celebrate it more often, you become motivated even more and the things will get easier. All you have to do is to be honest with yourself! Don’t cheat!

#10. Learn! Read whatever inspires you and keeps you focused!

#11. Reject all forms of negativity! You’ll still think in the wrong way, but, in time, you’ll become positive! Step by step! We all have that one negative friend! Don’t be that one! Be the one who changes him/her!

#12. Go with the flow! Open your mind toward new possibilities and take advantage of the opportunities around you! Think outside the box!

#13. Consider to talk with a specialist! If you start to back off and you don’t have the strength to do it, search a simple solution. It may be a counselor, a mentor or even a person who experienced it before.

#14. Be persistent! It’s the only way. If you stop, you’ll fail and the start will be twice as harder.

#15. Renew your promise every other day!

I know it may sound weird and the list above is too long! But every step of the way is tested. We all had, at least once in a lifetime, a bad day in which everything seemed the worst ever. Taking it step by step, you’ll be amazed to see who you became and you’ll see the world in a different way! Because you’ve changed!

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Schimbarea radicala a tunsorii sau doar taierea catorva centimetri implica anumite lucruri pe care trebuie sa le stii dinainte. Cred ca unul dintre cele mai groaznice cosmaruri ale noastre este cel in care avem o tunsoare eronata din toate punctele de vedere. Deja vopsitul la salon este un test suprem la fiecare vizita, si asta nu din cauza coafezei, ci din cauza vopselelor de par, istoricului parului tau, incertitudinea reactiei lui la noile nuante, mai cu seama daca adopti blondul. Niciodata nu iese la fel!

In paragrafele ce urmeaza, voi strecura cateva mituri despre par pe care, personal, le-am considerat adevarate pana nu demult. Si va voi argumenta de ce!

#1. Daca iti tai parul mai des, iti va creste mai repede – WRONG!

Taierea varfurilor despicate si arse nu afecteaza in mod direct cresterea parului in lungime. Varfurile nu afecteaza foliculii de pe scalp care de fapt determina cresterea efectiva a parului tau. Taierea varfurilor doar mentine sanatatea firelor pe masura ce acestea cresc in ritmul lor normal.

#2. Iti pui #memento o data la 2 luni sa mergi la tuns – WRONG!

Acorda putin timp intre tunsori si nu respecta cu precizia ceasului elvetian termenul bine stiut de 6-8 saptamani! Parul incepe sa se despice la varfuri in jur de 3-4 luni, daca l-ai ingrijit corespunzator (tratament de hidratare saptamanal, folosirea feon-ului la o distanta de cel putin 20cm <sau deloc>, aplicarea uleiului de protectie inainte si dupa placa/ondulator s.a.) Programeaza-te atunci, nu mai devreme! Vei si economisi niste bani!

#3. Te astepti sa iti iasa tunsoarea ca in revista – WRONG

Adopta o tunsoare conform tipului tau de par. Realizezi ca fotografia de pe care te inspiri probabil ca e retusata si modelul are un par imbacsit de atatea produse de styling?! Cand te duci la coafor mentioneaza daca te asculta parul sau nu cand il aranjezi singura, altfel te vei trezi cu o tunsoare ca in reviste cand iesi de pe usa lor, insa acasa vei innebuni in incercarea de a-l aranja.

#4. Te samponezi inainte de a merge la salon – WRONG

Daca stii ca a doua zi mergi la tuns, nu te spala anticipat, deoarece majoritatea stilistilor te spala oricum, pentru a avea mai multa precizie in taierea varfurilor. E un castig de ambele parti – ei taxeaza spalat+tuns+uscat, tu te alegi cu o tunsoare corecta, intrucat se lucreaza mai usor si mai precis pe un par curat!

#5. Parul scurt trebuie ingrijit mai des – WRONG

Daca optezi pentru o tunsoare bob, trebuie sa iei in considerare faptul ca necesita o ingrijire atenta, dar nu mai atenta decat un par lung. Multe fete isi scurteaza parul crezand ca scapa de griji, ca se aranjeaza mai usor. Nimic mai neadevarat! Pentru ca acesta sa arate bine, trebuie aranjate varfurile corespunzator, astfel incat sa capete forma tunsorii initiale, pentru un look definit. In alta ordine de idei, parul lung este la fel de dificil intrucat are greutate. Nu te gandi la “chinul” de dupa, alege o tunsoare care iti place si nu fa compromisuri. Nu cand vine vorba de imaginea ta!

Ca sa va dau un exemplu, inainte sa imi fac breton (martie 2015), toata lumea mi-a spus ca e greu de intretinut, ca trebuie sa ai placa in mana de la prima ora, ca arata ciudat daca nu stau firele perfect, ca o sa stau toata ziua cu degetele prin el si se va ingrasa usor etc.etc.etc

  • DA, stau cu degetele prin el, insa o fac pentru ca imi place, mi se pare o chestie jucausa, de-a dreptul cute.
  • NU, nu iau placa de indreptat in mana imediat ce m-am dat jos dimineata din pat.
  • NU, nu arata ciudat cand bate vantul si il deranjeaza fir cu fir.
  • DA, e foarte usor de intretinut, fiind suficient doar sa il pieptan, fara placa, doar cu un produs de ingrijire.

VOI CE PARERE AVETI? ATI TRECUT MACAR O DATA PRIN UNA DIN SITUATIILE DE MAI SUS?

 

The radical change of the haircut or even the cut of a few inches, may involve some things you have to know before you do it. I think one of the most terrible nightmares are the ones with a bad haircut. Dyeing your hair at the salon is already a soft spot, not because of the hairdresser, but because of the brands and the way they react at your hair, especially when it comes to blonde hair. One can never know!

In the following sentences, I will tell you some of the myths about hairstyles that I thought were for real. And I will tell you why is that!

#1. If you cut your hair more often, it will grow faster – WRONG!

Cutting your split ends has nothing to do with growing your hair longer, faster. The ends don’t affect the follicles. Cutting the ends is mandatory for the health of the hair itself, but it grows in the usual rhythm.

#2. You set a #memento every 2 months to go to tha salon – WRONG!

Just give it time! Give your hair time to grow between every other haircut and do not schedule it the well-known term: 6 to 8 weeks! You’ll have split ends around 3-4 months, but only if you took care of it (weekly hydration treatment, the use of the hairdryer at least at 20cm <or not using it at all>, the argan fluid before and after the use of the hair straightener or the curling iron). Schedule a meeting when your hair needs it, not sooner! You’ll even save some money!

#3. You expect it to be just like in the magazine – WRONG

Choose a haircut according to your hair type. The photo you are looking at at that magazine it’s probably photoshopped and the model probably has a tone of styling products! Before cutting your hair, have a chat with your stylist and tell him/her if you hair is easy to style, or not! Otherwise, you’ll end up having lots of “bad hair days” attempting to fix it every morning.

#4. You wash it before you go at the salon – WRONG

If you know you have an appointment the next day, do not wash your hair because most of the stylists wash you anyway before cutting it for precision. It’s a win-win situation – they charge you all inclusive, you get a flawless haircut, because it’s easier to discipline a clean hair!

#5. Short hair should be groomed more often – WRONG

In case you choose a bob haircut, you have to consider that you’ll pay attention to it more often, but not that often! Lots of girls shorten it just because they think that it’s care free! That’s just wrong! In order to look good, the hair should be perfect at the edges, for a great look. Isn’t that you want even for the long hair? The long hair it’s difficult to fix because weights more! Stop thinking about what’s next, and pick a haircut to love! Care about your image at all costs!

For example, before a get the sexy bangs (march 2015), everyone told me that it will be hard to fix it, that you have to depend on the hair straightener, that it looks weird if every inch of it isn’t perfect, that I will touch it every minute of every day just to get it right, that I will get a greasy hair in no time, and so on.

  • YES, I touch it every minute of every day, but I do it because I like it, I even think that it’s cute.
  • NO, I don’t depend on the hair straightener every morning.
  • NO, it doesn’t look funny when it’s windy..
  • YES, it’s easy to fix it because I just brush it in the morning, even without tha hair straightener, just with a styling product.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED ONE OF THE ABOVE?

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I believe in manicures & wearing lipstick! (Audrey Hepburn)

Ce a fost in mintea mea cand am scris acest articol? Simplu: daca tot folosim oja cel putin o data pe saptamana macar sa stim de unde provine! Cine a inventat cea mai ceruta manichiura ever?! Care au fost primele nuante?! De ce “alb”?! De ce “nude”?! s.a.

Am scris articolul acesta si pe www.arenamall.ro/blog/frumusete insa, aici va voi arata ce tip de manichiura si ce nuante prefer.

DE CE? In vremurile demult apuse, atat barbatii cat si femeile au folosit diverse artificii cosmetice pentru infrumusetarea fetei și corpului. Ceea ce a deosebit secolele din acest punct de vedere au fost natura materialelor folosite si intensitatea cu care erau aplicate cosmeticele. De-a lungul timpului, in acest procedeu au fost utilizate substante periculoase pentru sanatate, chiar letale, cum ar fi fondurile de ten pe baza de plumb sau mercur.

CAND? Abia in 1917 a aparut, oficial, pe piata lacul de unghii, desi era deja folosit sub diverse forme si cu cativa ani inainte. Manichiura frantuzeasca a fost inventata in anul 1975, cu piesa de rezistenta chiar lacul de unghii. Acest tip de manichiura este apreciat si in ziua de azi si cu siguranta nu se va demoda prea curand intrucat, nu numai ca este o manichiura “curata” (cum o numesc eu), ci este si eleganta, clasica si se asorteaza cu orice (oja alba pe varful ungiilor + lac de unghii transparent). Ba mai mult, o poti reinventa dupa bunul tau plac sau in functie de tendinte. De exemplu, eu am ales sa aplic pe deasupra oja roz sau beige si chiar am inlocuit albul din varf cu portocaliu, verde neon sau rosu.

In principiu, te poti juca cum iti pofteste inima! In galeria foto vei regasi modelele pentru care am optat eu in ceea ce priveste acest tip de manichiura, dar si cum am deviat de la ea.

CINE? Jeff Pink, creatorul brandului ORLY (numit dupa sotia sa) este cel care a inventat ceea ce numim astazi “manichiura frantuzeasca”. Motivul: in anii ’70, actritele isi doreau o nuanta a unghiilor care sa mearga cu fiecare articol de imbracaminte, la orice ocazie, in fiece anotimp. Acesta a inventat nuanta “nude” integrand-o in manichiura frantuzeasca prezentata pentru prima data la Fashion Week in Paris.

Ulterior, CHANEL a prezentat acest tip de manichiura intr-o nuanta de roz pal in primavara lui 2013. In toamna aceluiasi an, RACHEL ROY a reinventat acest tip de manichiura, lasand nude pe “semiluna” fiecarei unghii si colorand restul unghiei intr-o nuanta tare. Ulterior, RODARTE introduce in manichiura de zi cu zi auriul si argintiul pe varfuri, in loc de clasicul alb. WES GORDON si NICOLE MILLER, in sezonul primavara-vara 2014, prezintă french-ul “pudrat” doar cu sclipici, pentru un efect wow.

Ce-i drept, m-am chinuit mult timp sa imi fac acasa acest tip de manichiura, insa ma cam chinuiam singura si, din cauza diferitelor activitati domestice (ex. spalatul vaselor), imi sarea oja si seara o luam de la capat cu “pictura”. De aceea, ma duc lunar, cu constiinciozitate, la Simona la Salonul de infrumusetare JOLIE, o adevarata maestra in mani-pedi si plec tot timpul multumita de la ea. Ce-i drept, isi pune mainile in cap cand ii spun ce culori si ce modele vreau, insa e rabdatoare cu mine si ii iese de fiecare data.

In principiu, nu ii cer fluturi sau flori intrucat nu imi place sa fiu prea girlish la mani-pedi, ci mai degraba modele abstracte cu linii, puncte si forme geometrice ce te duc cu gandul la manichiura azteca, insa mai vorbim noi altadata mai pe larg despre asta!

Manichiura cu gel este cea mai buna investitie lunara pe care o fac!

What was I thinking when I wrote this article? It’s very simple: if we use the nail polish at least once a week, the least we can do is to know where it comes from! Who invented the most wanted manicure ever?! What were the original colors?! Why “white”?! Why “nude”?! And so on.

I wrote this article on www.arenamall.ro/blog/frumusete but, here, I will tell you what type of manicure and what colors I really prefer.

WHY? Back in the days, men and women often used different cosmetic products for their face and body. What distinguished one century from another were the ingredients and the amount of product used on face/nails/body. Long ago, people used beauty products that contained dangerous substances for their health, even lethal, such as the skin foundation made of lead or mercury.

WHEN? In 1917 the nail lacquer became an official product, even though it was already used in different forms and situations. The French manicure was invented in 1975, in which the piece of resistance was the nail lacquer. This type of manicure is highly appreciated even today and it’s not going to fade away too soon because it’s a “clean” manicure (as I like to call it), elegant, classic and it matches with everything (white nail polish on the top + transparent nail lacquer on the full length). Furthermore, you can reinvent it as you wish or according to the trends. For example, I chose to replace the nail lacquer with the pink nail polish, and the white with orange, neon green or red.

Basically, you can play however you want! In the photo gallery, you will discover the shapes I chose for the French manicure lately and how I extended it.

WHO? Jeff Pink, the founder of the brand ORLY (named after his wife) is the one who invented the so called “the French manicure”. The main reason: back in the ’70s, the actresses wanted a manicure to match every clothing item, in every occasion, no matter the season. That’s why he invented the shade called “nude”, presenting it during the Fashion Week in Paris.

Afterwards, CHANEL changed the nude with pale pink in the summer of 2013.  In the same year, RACHEL ROY put nude on the half-moon of the nails and a strong color on the rest of the nails. Then, RODARTE introduced the shades silver and gold during the daylight manicure, instead of the classic white. WES GORDON and NICOLE MILLER, in the spring-summer season of 2014, introduced the powdered French only with glitter on the top. Simply wow!

I struggled at home to do the French manicure, but I always managed to ruin it during the domestic activities (e.g. washing the dishes). That’s why, on a monthly basis, I find myself at JOLIE Beauty Salon, at Simona because she is the true master of mani-pedi. I torment her with my ideas regarding the shades I want, but she gets me every time and #shenailsit.

Basically, I don’t ask her to draw butterflies or flowers, because I’m not that girlish when it comes to my nails, I just want stripes, dots and geometric forms for an Aztec manicure. We’ll talk about it later on, in other articles!

I really think that the gel manicure is the best monthly investment I do!

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START: 16 octombrie 2010, h 01:00

STOP: 17 octombrie 2010, h 03:30

LOCATIE: ROMEXPO, BUCURESTI

Guetaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Spre fericirea mea, pe lista locatiilor in care artistul isi promova cel mai recent album (la vremea respectiva) – “One Love”, se afla si Romania. Eu am fost prezenta, evident!

Mult asteptatul show a fost deschis in jurul orelor 22:00 de catre DJ Almud si Muzzaik, un warm-up atent ales si binevenit, mai ales, pe fundalul cocktail-urilor si a vizibilitatii sporite de care am beneficiat la SILVER VIP.

Setul a inceput in forta cu Gettin’ Over You si a continuat in acelasi stil pentru doua ore si jumatate, timp in care a mixat nu doar piesele de pe ultimul album “One Love”: MemoriesSexy Bitch sau When Love Takes Over, dar si melodii mai vechi care l-au facut celebru: Love Is Gone sau The World is Mine”.

Guetta nu a exclus din lista nici featuring-urile cu Kelly Rowland (Commander) sau Flo Rida (Club Can’t Handle Me), nici hituri ale altor artisti: I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas), Smack My Bitch Up(The Prodigy), Hello (Martin Solveig), Around the World (Daft Punk), One (Swedish House Mafia), “Memories” (Kid Cudi) si chiar Rhythm Is A Dancer (SNAP!).

Un moment special a fost anuntarea noului sau single, Who’s That Chick (feat. Rihanna), mixat de Guetta pentru a doua oara la nivel mondial, chiar dupa premiera din Spania de pe 10 octombrie.

Show-ul a fost completat de animatii / versuri din propriile melodii pe ecranul led din spatele sau, de un robot dansator cu o inaltime de 3 metri, care “impusca” persoanele din public cu lasere, imprastia fum si arunca artificii. N E B U N I E!

Concertul s-a incheiat in jurul orelor 03:30, cand Guetta ne-a surprins inca o data cu noul sau single Who’s That Chick, iar apoi distractia s-a mutat in Kristal Glam Club, cu Patrick Bodmer si Philipp Jung, aka M.A.N.D.Y.

Imi pare sincer rau ca nu am facut mai mult fotografii cu outfitul, insa vedeti la finalul articolului ce am purtat!

“All the crazy shit I did tonight,
Those will be the best memories.
I just wanna let it go for the night,
That would be the best therapy for me!”

(David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi, “Memories” – #myfavourite)


START: 16-th of October 2010, h 01:00

STOP: 17-th of October 2010, h 03:30

LOCATION: ROMEXPO, BUCHAREST

Guetaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! To my happiness, on the list of locations where David Guetta was promoting the most recent album (at that time) – “One Love”, Romania was included. Obviously, I was there!

The long-expected show started with the mix of DJ Almud and, around 10:00 PM. The warm-up was carefully selected and welcomed by the crowd, especially after the cocktails and the good view of the SILVER VIP, the ticket I chose for the concert.

The set began  with Gettin’ Over You and continued in the same manner for two and a half hours, in which he put not just the latest songs of his new album “One Love”: MemoriesSexy Bitch or When Love Takes Over, but also the songs that made him famous: Love Is Gone or The World is Mine”.

Guetta included the songs recorded with Kelly Rowland (Commander) or Flo Rida (Club Can’t Handle Me). He also played the hits of other artists: I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas), Smack My Bitch Up(The Prodigy), Hello (Martin Solveig), Around the World (Daft Punk), One (Swedish House Mafia), “Memories” (Kid Cudi) and even Rhythm Is A Dancer (SNAP!).

A special moment was the announcing of his new single, Who’s That Chick (featuring Rihanna), who was played for the second time worldwide, after the premiere in Spain on October, 10th.

The show had everything: animations / written lyrics on the back screen behind the stage, a 9 feet robot with LEDs all over his costume, who “shoot” the crowd with lasers and tease all of us. He also would spread smoke and throw fireworks. I N S A N E!

The concert ended around 03:30 AM, when Guetta surprised us once more with his new single Who’s That Chick. Then, the crowd went in Kristal Glam Club at the after-party with Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung, aka M.A.N.D.Y.

I am sorry that I didn’t take as much photos I should have regarding the outfit, but here’s what I wore:

ANKLE BOOTS | SIMILAR HERE

SKINNY JEANS | SIMILAR HERE 

SLIM BOYFRIEND WHITE SHIRT | SIMILAR HERE


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Who’s that chick? A.

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