‘Hello Blogging 101’


We always need a challenge, a reason to step forward and get to know the best version of ourselves.

This month I am taking part in Blogging 101 and Photo 101…I am excited of learning new things but most of all I am eager to grow this amazing family of bloggers and discover brand new worlds:)

First assignment of Blogging 101 – “Introduce Yourself to the World”

Most of you know me really well already but I might still have a couple of things to pull out of my invisible hat:)

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This is me…

Your author who, just recently, felt comfortable in saying it out loud that she is a writer and that maybe someday she will have the honour to sign a book with her name on the cover:)

But until then…

I am a fashionista…I love the catwalk, the art and design and I’ve created this blog as the first step in this amazing journey of self discovery. I am in love with photography and every picture I take creates a whole new world that feeds my imagination:)

My favourite colour is Red…

It’s not just a colour to me…it’s a state of mind, “a mirror to my soul”, if you want…

Red is passion, creativity and love…but it’s also the colour of blood, fire and danger!

So here I am, caught in the middle and finding the balance quite beautiful and terribly intoxicating…

My blog it’s my own way of loving life as it is, constantly learning, dreaming and pursuing happiness!

I love baking…

The luxurious taste of dark chocolate and salty caramel…I indulge myself in sweet temptation every time I open the door to the land of endless desserts:)

Also, I am not a stranger to savoury and the beautiful flavour of herbs and spices…

Did I make you wonder? If I did, join me in my little secret ‘Kitchen Corner’ every week and discover what is that I call scrumptiously tasty!

Movie adoration…

I grew up with these amazing stories on the big screen that opened up the world of fantasy and fable but also created a fantastic collection of movies…which I am sharing with you in the hopes that it might bring to life the same emotions I’ve lived while watching them:)

Follow my short reviews that are mostly teasing my readers to go out and watch these movies:)

A little secret

I am completely, irreversibly, entirely, utterly, absolutely in love…

My Red World

Thank you for joining me on this journey and I hope that together we can go out there and paint the town red!

Paint the town red!

Love,

Julia

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‘The perfect time and place’


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WHAT WOULD YOU DEFINE AS THE TURNING-POINT OF YOUR LIFE?

One day…

The perfect time and place…

The only place I could ever call home…

It might sound as a ‘cliche’, but the moment I’ve said ‘YES’, everything changed…our lives became one, our hearts took the same rhythm and home turn out to be anywhere in the world…with one essential piece…being together!

I’ve learned throughout the years that home it’s not necessarily a place…sometimes it’s a state of mind, a feeling of belonging…not to a specific location but to a person.

“Home is where the hearts is”…this quote keeps coming back to me…and if I am being honest with myself, my life it’s based on it, because home for me it’s him…not a country or a city or even a house…home is where I left my heart…

No. of words = 136

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This was the topic I was challenged to answer by my lovely fellow blogger Lucy at Icecoffeecouture🙂 Thank you Lucy, it was fun:) I love free style writing challenges so here are the rules:

Open an MS Word document (or Pages)

1. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat. (Not sure what that meant so I just set the timer for 10)

2. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.

3. Fill the word doc with as many words as you want. Once you began writing do not stop even to turn.

4. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)

5. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However, if you do, it would be best.

6. At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.

7. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers)

The nomination list it’s wide open…if you want to get on board and take a journey with us, please take part in this challenge and create a pingback to this post:)

Your topic: THE ONE PICTURE THAT YOU LOVE:)

As I am trying to be extremely efficient, this post it’s my first entry to the amazing Photo 101 Class:) It’s a picture that is close to my heart and falls into the theme of ‘Home’!

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Picture courtesy of The Daily Post, Photo 101

Love from home,

Julia

xxx

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‘Discover your glow’


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Hello my fashion lovers:)

I have a question for you…how would your world look without colour?

It wouldn’t be the same, would it?

As much as we love black and white pictures, outfits and art…colour gives us a completely different perspective!

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Today’s fashion post it’s about colour and glow…that ‘When Harry met Sally’ moment, when it’s not just the colour of your wardrobe that counts!

What about your make-up?

It’s always about the right shade…of your lipstick, eyeliner and even hair colour:)

When talking about make-up there is no silly question that you could ask but sometimes we can make wrong choices…of colour, how to mix and match and even what product to use!

It’s all about research…a bit of experimenting and taking the right advice.

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Basic tips:

  • It’s one or the other – bring out your eyes or your lips
  • Avoid the clown effect – colours which are too strong do not suit everyone
  • Your first priority is your skin – use the right products for you ( not what everyone else is using)
  • Match it top to toe – know your colour chart
  • Less is always more – that is a reality, not just a saying:)
  • Try it before you buy it
  • Know the difference between night and day – believe me, they are not the same:)))

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Sharing good practice:

  • The best eyeliner I have ever had…Bourjois Eyeliner Stylo
  • A new discovery…Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara🙂
  • Your eye colour and your eyeshadow are best friends!
  •  Moisturise…a healthy skin is always the best look
  • Be colour coordinated – your wardrobe should match your make up
  • A natural look doesn’t mean no make-up

The eyeliner, the mascara, the lipstick, the nail polish…use them to enhance your best features!

Always look like you were born with it….because you were:)

Love who you are,

Julia

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