Room Makeover

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New Video Is Up!

In it I share with you this little Room (corner) Makeover I did a couple of days ago.

 

February – March Favorites

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 – Products Featured –

John Frieda Paddle & Round Brush – http://www.tradesecret.com.au/

Leaf Brooche – https://www.lovisa.com.au/

UNSHAKABLE by Tony Robbins – https://www.amazon.com/Unshakeable-Your-Financial-Freedom-Playbook/dp/1501164589

The Age Of Adaline – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UzSekc0LoQ

Blueberrie Bannana Bread – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_tBXGi2sYEw3A7iRUVTx3Q

Nude/ RoseGold Sandle Wedges – https://www.forevernew.com.au/dahlia-2-strap-wedge-24042601?colour=nude

Grey Jumper w/ Arm Cutouts – http://www.portmans.com.au/

White Lace Dress – http://www.sportsgirl.com.au/

Natalie Portman Dior 2013 Inspired Daytime Look

Beauty, Uncategorized

NEW VIDEO IS UP!!

This has probably been one of my favorite videos to film so far. And not only because I got to recreate one of my favorite actresses campaigns but also because I got to do this as a collab with a fellow Youtuber, the very talented Jasmina Bharwani.

So the way we did the collab is I recreated Natalie Portman’s Dior campaign from 2013, while she recreated her campaign from 2016.

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As you can see from the top photos her 2013 Dior campaign was very feminine and girly whilst her 2016 one was more sexy and sophisticated.

I ended up creating a daytime look inspired by her 2013 campaign while Jasmina created an evening look inspired by her 2016 campaign. Both videos I’ll add somewhere on here so you can check them out!

I love the way both videos turned out and I hope you love them just as much!!!

 

– Everything I used in my video I’ll have listed below –

MAKEUP

HAIR

 

OUTFIT

 

 Make sure to check out Jasmina’s video too! She did a phenomenal job recreating Natalie’s makeup look from her Dior 2016 campaign!

HOW TO STYLE: Off The Shoulder Tops

fashion, Uncategorized

OUTFIT ONE
Grey Off The Shoulder Tophttp://www.dotti.com.au/shop (Still available in store just not on the site)
Jeanshttp://www.jeanswest.com.au/en-nz/women/prima-giselle-super-skinny-jeans-72482.htm/Indigo%20Envy/72482-01
Shoes – Bought from a small boutique in Serbia (I can’t find anything similar to them for now)
Earringshttps://www.wolfandbadger.com/au/gold-vermeil-stud-blue-chalcedony/?utm_source=polyvoreAU&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=polyvore-earrings (Original from Sussan)

OUTFIT TWO
Orange Off The Shoulder Tophttps://www.forevernew.com.au/annie-off-shoulder-blouse-243100?colour=poppy+red (Original from Big W)
Shortshttp://cottonon.com/AU/p/cotton-on-women/the-sunday-mid-rise-short/9350486163524.html?region=AU#start=1 (Original from Genetic LA)
Shoeshttp://www.theiconic.com.au/footlights-410196.html (Original from Best & Less)
Earringshttps://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2809703/lc-lauren-conrad-simulated-pearl-flower-front-back-earrings.jsp?src=Hy3bqNL2jtQ&utm_campaign=453501&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Hy3bqNL2jtQ&utm_content=1&utm_term=10&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-qgKc_jJ3xLtEh9bj.O2nag (Original is from a small kiosk)

OUTFIT THREE
Blue Off The Shoulder Tophttp://www.dotti.com.au/shop/en/dotti/gigi-shoulder-top (The blue is available in store)
Black Capri Pantshttps://www.glassons.com/product/classic-capri-pant?i=PW30446PLN&v=23799677
Shoeshttp://charleyboutique.com/vizzano-1184-110-black-patent-pointy-toe-heel-with-cutouts/
Earringshttps://www.lovisa.com.au/collections/by-category/earrings

OUTFIT FOUR
Pink Off The Shoulder Tophttp://www.dotti.com.au/shop/en/dotti/gigi-shoulder-top (The pink is available in store)
Shortshttps://saboskirt.com/shop/product/fortune-cut-off-shorts
Shoeshttps://www.novoshoes.com.au/heels/langridge_9340218420414
Earringshttp://www.colettehayman.com.au/shop/diamante-point-front-back-earring-id47184.html (Mine are in silver not gold)

December Favorites 2016

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WHERE EVERYTHING’S FROM

 

 

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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The Wonderful Benefits of Chia Seeds + 2 Delicious Recipes

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Hello my beautiful readers,

How are you all doing this fine day! For today I wanted to talk with you about Chia seed and all of it’s wonderful health benefits.

Chia seed is an amazing superfood that is both inexpensive and very simple to add into your daily diet. You can add them to your salads, cereal or oatmeal, yogurt, cakes, pancakes, drinks and so much more. Chia seeds are very versatile because they are flavorless. It doesn’t matter if your putting them in either a sweet or savory dish or drink they won’t change how it tastes only the texture.

Now whilst Chia seeds may be flavorless they are however packed with a bunch of amazing health benefits! Some I’ll list below..

Some of the wonderful health benefits of Chia seeds are….

  1. Packed full of antioxidants. They actually contain 3x more antioxidants then blueberries
  2. Helps you feel fuller, which is a huge help if you have trouble with over eating
  3. Keep your hair, skin and nails healthy and strong
  4. High in Potassium
  5. High in Calicum
  6. High in Iron
  7. High in Omega-3 fatty acids
  8. High in Magnesium
  9. Contain more niacin then corn, rice and soy
  10. Strengthens the immune system
  11. Boosts your energy levels
  12. Helps with weight loss

Now we’ve reached my favorite part of this post, THE RECIPES!!

It was pretty difficult choosing only two recipes to feature on this post, just search “chia seed recipes” on Google and you’ll see why, but since space was limited I ended up choosing two recipes I think will appeal to everyone since they are two classics: brownies and pancakes.

These two recipes I got of the sites All Day I Dream About Food and Two Peas And Their Pod. Maria, Josh and Carolyn are so creative and talented with the content they put out. Their recipes are always so eye catching and mouth watering, I could honestly spend hours going through their site.

On the top I’ve made their site names clickable so you can go straight to their sites if you want to check out more of the recipes they’ve shared and learn more about them.

Mocha Chocolate Chunk Chia Seed Brownies

This delicious brownie recipe is by Carolyn Ketchum from All Day I Dream About Food.

Original Post: http://www.bobsredmill.com/blog/special-diets/fiber-on-a-low-carb-diet

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ cup Chia Seed Meal (about ½ cup whole seeds – I grind them in my coffee grinder)
  • ¾ cup Swerve Sweetener or other Erythritol
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 3 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 4 large Eggs
  • ¼ cup strongly brewed Coffee
  • 2 oz Dark Chocolate Chunks (70 to 90% cacao)

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9 x 9 square baking pan. Line with parchment paper, with some overhanging the sides for easy release. Grease parchment.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together chia seed meal, sweetener, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter and chocolate together, whisking until smooth.
  • Whisk in eggs (mixture may seize), then whisk in coffee. Stir in chia seed mixture until well combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan and bake 15 to 16 minutes for a fudgier consistency or 18 to 20 for a cakier consistency.
  • Remove and let cool completely in pan.
  • Remove brownies from pan by grasping the overhanging parchment and lifting carefully. Cut into 16 squares.

Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries

These scrumptious pancakes are by Maria & Josh from Two Peas and Their Pod.

Original Post: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/lemon-chia-seed-pancakes-with-roasted-strawberries

INGREDIENTS

For the Roasted Strawberries:

  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw

For the Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes:

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Zest of 2 large lemons
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup Land O Lakes® unsalted melted butter, cooled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil, for serving

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar. Toss to combine. Pour strawberries on a greased baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes. Stir the strawberries and roast for an additional 7-10 minutes, until the strawberries are soft and juicy.
  • While the strawberries are roasting, make the pancakes. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest. Rub together with your fingers until lemon is fragrant.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar/lemon mixture, baking powder, soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, lemon juice, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Do not over mix. Gently stir in the chia seeds.
  • Heat a griddle or pan to medium low heat. Coat with cooking spray. Drop about a 1/4 cup of batter onto heated skillet. Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Continue making pancakes until the batter is gone. Serve warm with Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil and roasted strawberries.

That is all for today’s post. I hope you liked it and it got you motivated to try experimenting with chia seeds! Let me know in the comments what you thought of this sort of blog post, whether you liked it or not and if you would enjoy me doing more posts talking about different types of healthy food.

As always I want to thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my post. Your AMAZING, thank you! I hope you all have a wonderful week, I’ll talk to you all on Monday.

xxx Mirjana

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Top 5 Christmas Decoration D.I.Y’s from Lia Griffith

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Hello my wonderful readers,

How are you all doing! For today I wanted to share with you my top 5 favorite Christmas decoration d.i.y’s from Lia Griffith. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year and there’s nothing I love more then spending hours on hours searching for fun new ways to decorate my house. So you can imagine my excitement when I found this site as I was going through my Pinterest posts. Just one look at those adorable little owls and I was hooked. I went to the site to find out how they were made and after spending a good 20 minutes browsing around I was so happy to find even more fun d.i.y’s to do.

One of the things I really loved about the site is that the projects were so diverse and a lot of them I haven’t seen anywhere else before. It was really refreshing to see since d.i.y projects can over time start to get repetitive and boring.

So without further ado… here is my top 5 list!

Foam and Crepe Paper Owl

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How precious does this owl look!! It would be such a great bonus gift to give to your family and friends.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/foam-and-crepe-paper-owl

Floristic Crepe Paper Poinsettias

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These flowers would make such great center pieces or you could even place them on top of gifts instead of bows. There are so many different ways you can get creative with them.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/floristic-crepe-paper-poinsettias

Felt Ball Christmas Pillows

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I was so excited to find this Christmas pillow d.i.y on the site. Not only are they super cute but they’re also simple to make and really inexpensive as well.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/felt-ball-christmas-pillows

Glitter Paper Candle Wreaths

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Such a pretty touch to add around candles. Gives them a more festive vibe!

Link: https://liagriffith.com/glitter-candle-wreaths

Paper Evergreen Holiday Wreath

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Christmas decorations wouldn’t be complete without at least one wreath to tie it all together. This one here is my favorite from the site because it has that classic feel to it and I really love the attention to detail of the leaves and cranberry’s.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/paper-evergreen-holiday-wreath

That is it, those are my Top 5 Favorite Christmas Decoration D.I.Y’s. You should definitely check out the site. There are heaps of other decoration ideas for you to choose from and they’re not all limited to the Christmas theme.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post. I really appreciate it and I really hope you got some inspiration and ideas from it! Have a wonderful week everyone, I’ll talk to you all on Monday!

xxx Mirjana

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Favorite Spring Outfits LookBook

fashion, Uncategorized

Hello my lovelies,

For today I just wanted to quickly share with you a link to my newest YouTube video, since I’ve only now just realized I haven’t, so sorry it’s a bit late.

In the video I share with you 3 of my favorite go to Spring outfits in this short lookbook. I had so much fun filming this video and I really hope you enjoy it as well. That is all, I am now of to watch the new Gilmore Girls revival!

I hope you all have a fantastic day 🙂 I’ll talk to you all on Monday!

xxx Mirjana

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

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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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