December Favorites 2016

books, fashion, Recipes, Uncategorized

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New Year Resolutions?

My Musings, Uncategorized

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Hello my beautiful readers,

🎉 HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🎉

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to the year!

With the new year also comes new years resolutions for so many of us. Now while I love the idea of new year resolutions, improving ourselves and doing things we’ve always wanted to try, I also think there not the most proactive. What I mean to say is, when we come up with these new years resolutions at the end of the year, we spend so much time thinking about what our ultimate goal for the year will be and so little time if any on planning the little steps needed to help us reach this goal.

This is probably the number one reason why so many of us fail with our resolutions. We haven’t prepared or planned the most important part.

What I wanted to share with you today is my favorite way of planning those little steps. It’s called monthly habits. I got the idea from a video I watched a couple years ago by Alex Ikonn, I’ll actually link it here so you can watch it. In the video he talks about how at the start of every month he tries to implement one good habit into his life. The habits can be anything, they could be not checking social media after 10 o’clock, waking up at 6am every morning or dedicating 20 minutes to reading every day, the choices are endless.

Now you can choose either to do random different good habits for the year like the ones I just mentioned or you can make them more specific to your goal for the year. To show what I mean I made a little planner/schedule of the year with the habits of that month next to it. For the example I used Learning Photography as the new years resolution..

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As you can see every month I’ve added a habit or challenge that will help me learn photography and really better myself at it. You’ll be making this same exact planner/schedule except instead of “learn photography” you’ll add your goal and then make the habits or challenges specific to that.

Just grab a book or a piece of paper, write it all down and then stick it somewhere you know you’ll see it everyday. It’s as easy as that!

The next step is putting in the hard work, patience and time into accomplishing these little steps. Give it all you’ve got and don’t be to hard on yourself if you make a mistake or don’t reach your goal for the day, there is always tomorrow!

I hope this helps you reach your goals. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read this! I love you all and I’ll talk to you next Monday!

xxx Mirjana

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Top 5 Favorite Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle Youtubers To Watch At The Moment!

fashion, makeup, Uncategorized

Hello my beautiful readers,

How are you all doing today! For today I wanted to share with you a list of my Top 5 Favorite Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle Youtubers to watch at the moment.

It was pretty hard to narrow it down to just five since there are so many sweet and talented youtubers out there but in the end I decided to choose Samantha, Duan, Christine, Mimi and Niomi. I chose their channels for many reasons, 1. they work hard on their videos, 2. they are really down to earth and real – they never have this fakeness to them, 3. they are extremely sweet to their viewers and really take the time to respond to comments and interact with them, 4. their videos are always, at least to me, very inspiring and motivating and I could go on and on.

But since it’s 3 in the morning right now I’m just gonna end it there and share with you the links and also my favorite videos from their channels. I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

SAMANTHA ANN

Link to Samantha’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/newjerseygirl92

DUAN MACKENZIE

Link to Duan’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/xobabygrl38/feed

CHRISTINE KOBZEFF

Link to Christine’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/pinksofoxy

MIMI IKONN

Link to Mimi’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MimiIkonn

NIOMI SMART

Link to Niomi’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/niomismart

Comment down below and let me know who are YOUR top 5 favorite Youtubers to watch at the moment! I’d love to hear from you 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog. I appreciate it so much! I hope you all have a wonderful week, I’ll talk to you all on Monday! 😀

xxx Mirjana

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Pacifica Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butter Review

makeup, Uncategorized

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Hello my beautiful readers,

How are you all doing today! For today I wanted to share with you a video I did a couple days ago were I did a review of the Pacifica Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butters.

I hope you enjoy watching the review! I’ve added some close ups of the packaging and colors on here, which if you scroll down you’ll see. They should give you a better idea of what the colors look like in real life.

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Thank you so much for watching, if you liked the video I would love if you could like it and subscribe! Also if you have any suggestions for future videos for me to do, then let me know in the comments below!

If you’ve tried these lip butters yourself, let me know in the comments what you thought of them. I would love to hear your experience with them!

Have a spectacular week, I’ll talk to you all on Monday! 🙂

xxx Mirjana

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Liebster Award

Tags & Contests & Awards

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Hello my beautiful readers,

A while ago I was nominated by the beautiful Dottie over at Dottie and her Dobie for a Liebster Award. Thank you so much again for nominating me I’m super flattered! For any of you that don’t know what a Leibster award is it’s an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. It’s a fun way for us to share the love and introduce you all to new blogs we think you’ll love reading!

1. Describe Your Creative Process

I start by either looking at architecture, at exabitions in musuems {online}, listening to music or watching a travel video to get my creative juices flowing. When I get inspired enough I go and create.

2. What Was The Last Thing That Made You Cry With Laughter?

Playing the game Drawful with my brother!

3. If You Had To Wear One Outfit For The Rest Of Your Life, What Would It Be?

Do I have to own it now? If not then I would splerge and buy myself this maxi dress from Anthropoligie! It’s so gorgeous 🙂

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4. What’s Your Wish For Mankind?

That we can all learn to have an open mind and respect each other as individuals.

5. The Desert Island Question: What Are Your 3 Must-Haves?

  1. My family and friends 🙂
  2. A jukebox
  3. A huge pile of books

6. Share One Of Your Pet Peeves

My biggest pet peeve is small minded people.

7. What’s Your Idea Of The Perfect Meal?

Homemade spaghetti with a cold glass of milk.

8. Name Your Favorite Feel-Good Song

Express Yourself by Jason Mraz.

9. What’s Your Favorite Quote?

I have quite a lot of quotes I love but at the moment my favorite would have to be the one that goes like “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. -Aristotle”. I think this is such a powerful quote that makes you realize that there is no way to actively pursue your goals and not get criticized by people. The truth is not everyone’s going to like you or your ideas and that’s okay, they don’t have to. As long as your happy with what your doing and the type of person you are their opinions of you shouldn’t matter.

10. What’s Your Defining Characteristic?

I want to say my humor. I really love making people laugh and smile 😀

11. What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery?

Give some to my family, invest some into my business and save the rest.

11 Random Facts about Myself

  1. I love film making!
  2. One of my main goals is to own my own business.
  3. I have a wide range of music tastes, it ranges from Frank Sinatra to Fickle Friends to Echosmith to Yo La Tengo.
  4. I’m a huge nerd, I love learning about everything. Especially history 🙂
  5. My perfect afternoon would consist of me sitting by a lake, reading a book until the sun would set.
  6. I love to travel, explore and discover new places
  7. One of my favorite author’s is Rosamunde Pilcher.
  8. My favorite movie is Cheaper by The Dozen, I have seen it about 5  dozen time! 😀
  9. As a kid I would always mix up the words tourists and terrorists, so every time I saw a a group of tourists I would yell out “Look you guys, a group of terrorists”.
  10. My teen years were very well spent watching Gilmore Girls, Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill.
  11. Amy Sherman Palladino is my favorite screen writer. I love her screwball-comedy style of writing!

Congratulations to the following nominees for the Liebster Award:

1.http://girlaboutdowntown.com

2.http://confessionsofanartteacher.com

3.https://suzannecamfield.wordpress.com

4.http://sarrtrek.com

5.http://diariesbyher.com

 

Questions for the Nominees:

  1. If you had to pick one country to live in for the rest of your life, what country would that be?
  2. What’s your go-to karaoke song? and if you don’t have one what would it be?
  3. If you could play one character from a tv show, who would it be?
  4. What is the one career you would do even if you didn’t get paid?
  5. What’s your favorite book?
  6. What is your best childhood memory?
  7. If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
  8. What does a perfect day look like to you?
  9. University or life experience, which do you feel best prepares you for life?
  10. One of your stuffed animals’ names as a kid?
  11. Did you ever want to change your name? If is to what?

 

The idea of the award is to recognize and promote new up and coming blogs of a good standard with less than 200 followers (on WordPress).

For anyone new to the Liebster Award this is how it works –

  • In a post – answer the questions that your nominator posted for his/her nominees.
  • Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Make up 11 new fun questions for your nominees.
  • Give some love back to your nominator, include a link back to their blog and their post.
  • You must nominate 5-11 bloggers.

Note to Nominees – There is no deadline for this. Please add a link to your new post below when you’re finished. The aim is to raise the profile of your blog.

Have fun nominees! Thank you so much for reading make sure to check out the blogs I’ve featured on this post you’ll absolutely adore their blogs! I’ll see you all in my next post!

-Mirjana