It's been awhile since I've posted something on my blog. There's a lot of thoughts in my head, but sadly, it's not something I could share with you. Maybe, it's the weather at fault to my mood swings. I hope spring will come faster!
Today I'm gonna share the Norwegian documentary about Sweatshops in Cambodia , where three young norwegians (amongst them is popular blogger Anniken) go to Cambodia to visit people, who work in garment factories. They can see with their own eyes that workers sew for about 12hours a day(or even more) and get just 130$ wage. They can barely make a living from it. Sadly truth that many Cambodians die from starvation or dehydration.
Life is truly unfair... People work for shockingly low wage to make clothes for brands like HM or Mango and they could never afford something what they sew themselves. Cambodians work so hard to sew these pieces of clothes, because they need to maintain their family and most of people buy from there and often wear it just a few times.
I feel really upset and heartbroken. Brands make benefit from poor people...
"New year, new me" - I see this sentence so many times now, but I can't agree with that. It's really too difficult to change so fast, that's why we create plans for new year and decide our resolutions. It's one of the best way to improve us. And I don't really like that saying "new me", I think it would be better if people would say "I'll make the better version of me". Can you agree with me?
Of course, every year I make some resolutions to myself, that I really hope to succeed. Did it happen last year? uhh. I'm not happy with results. Last year was my mistakes time. It looks like life wanted to show me some ups and downs, what mistakes I can do and how to get through it and learn from it. I hope, 2015'll finally be that year that I could say - that was amazing time of my life! Yup, 2014 teached me a lot and I'm thankful for my experience.
So, my last year resolutions were just 3 :
Improve my blog writing. I'm more happy with my posts, they look better, but I know there are so much space for improvment. I really need to post more regularly with better pictures and text.
Don't stop exercising and try to do workouts more regular. I didn't stop to exercise. But I don't do it regularly so there can't be seen any changes in my body. And I know I need to exercise! Not only for reason that my body would look better, but also that it helps to feel better in my own skin.
Work with myself.I've read books about self-confidence, but it doesn't get better. Sadly, but it looks like it has gotten worse. I have such a pretty friends, that I automatically start to compare myself to them. I know I should't do that, because we all are beautiful in different ways, but I need to improve that..
Well, I need to keep the tradition and write my 2015 years resolutions. I really do hope that this year will be way more better!
So, yeah, as you can see, I didn't succeed with working with myself, so this one will be my number one this year - I need to love myself and be more positive!
Read more books. I love reading books, but it looks like it's forgotten hobby of mine, so I've started this goal after Christmas - I have finished P.Coelho "The Witch of Portobello". So I consider it's good beggining for this resolution!
Stop procrastinating. I don't think this one needs explanation. :D
Take a better care of my nails and hair. I have weak nails and I want to have longer hair.
Well, this time it's 4 goals, so please - wish me luck this year!
What's your resolutions this year? Have you done in 2014 what you've planned to do?
How your holidays are going? Mine is fine, because I love to spend this time of the year with my beloved ones. Also it's time of that yummy food I can enjoy without worrying about weight - hell yeah, it's Christmas time!
1. There was a rime at the beggining of December. It was really breathtaking. However, there wasn't any snow in Lithuania until Christmas Eve - It started snowing at that night! Like a Christmas gift.
2,3. I love getting little surprises! And (almost) everyday for about two weeks , I had been finding little sweets with wishes to me in my school cupboard. So lovely. ^^
4. My adorable kitten, which is so fluffy that I can't control myself and rub him all the time. :D
5. Early selfie in the morning. You can clearly see that I still needed more sleep.
6. Helping my brother to renovate his closet. More fun than shopping for myself.
7. Some of gifts. I really adore the earrings I got from my bestie, she really knows me too well. (And obviously, she got me a T-shirt with donuts. How perfect is that?)
8. Just another selfie, but this time it's before holidays, so it's festive one. :D
9. In the middle of December I and my bestie donated blood. I really wanted to do it after my 18th birthday and finally did it!
I hope your December was great as mine!
Be happy and don't you ever forget your beloved ones - pay enough attention to them. That's why there are holidas like this, right? ^^
I'm that kind of person who really enjoys taking care of my hair. I really do. And so that means that I look for the best products for my hair. This time I tried Syoss "Shine boost" shampoo. All those advertisments, who state that this shampoo will make your hair look like from salon, and everyone will be just like "whoa! what do you do to have such a perfect hair?" made me curious. And not because I believe in those adverts, but because I really want to test it - is it really worth to buy it like adverts say? Or maybe it's just over-advertised product which is not even worth price for it.
What they say:
"The premium hair care range for normal, non-shiny and brittle hair. The professional formula of SYOSS SHINE BOOST provides radiant shine and smoothes your hair. Shampoo gently cleanses non shiny, brittle hair and provides long-lasting shine. "
Shampoo has a normal consistence and it's amount is quite reasonable for the price. The smell is not annoying, I did like it. The shampoo washes hair quite gently, it feels refreshed. However, after using this shampoo I noticed that my hair gets matted really soon, and it was not smooth anymore. And the fact is, that my hair used to be like that. So, it's really big minus for this shampoo.
Would I buy it again? No.
Would I recommend it to my friend? Nope.
Conclusion: I would give 7/10, because after washing my hair, it feels refreshed.
And for the end of this post - did you know that Leighton Meester is also a singer? I consider that you knew. But for me it was a big surprise. Oh my gosh, she is so talented! Her voice is so soft and nice.... Why didn't I know it sooner?
How are you all? Hope you're not sick like me. I can't count how many tea cups I've drunk or how many naps I've taken - it really sucks. Stay well and be sure that you wear warm clothes. There are so many to choose from - cardigans, hats, scarves, knitwears and so on. Winter is quite good thing because you can style sweaters in so many ways and be warm and stylish at the same time!.
So yeah, I'd bought this sweater, because there won't be too much sweaters in closet. In fact, I consider that I have too less sweaters, cardigans, so I need to invest more in warm clothes, because winter in Lithuania is soo cold and I need to stay warm! I bought this sweater in SH for only 2.6$! And it looks like a new one. That's why I love second hand stores so much..
Some other things that I've bought recently are Essence mascara and eyeliner. I think I'll make a review about them soon, because they're cheap and really great! ( For both I paid 5$. Bargain!).
Also I have bought two new nail polishes - one from bornprettystore.com, which gives a matte effect, and other is red one. Overall, Christmas is soon and I can't imagine it without red color on my nails!
And for the last thing, I bought a moon necklace from bornprettystore. I don't know how about you, but I'm quite obssesed with moon pattern. It has some mystery in it and it's exactly what I like.
Today's surprise - a postcard from Belgium with the queen cat! What can be better when the day starts with finding a cute postcard like this in mailbox?^^
How was your week? My kind of busy, because it's autumn term end, so I have more and more tests and homeworks..Phew. Also, we had our first snow on Friday. Too early, but I liked it - such a nice view.
And of course, first snow reminds that winter will come soon so we need to make a preparations for it - to reorganise our closets! So I have a good news to you - Sheinside has a great sale for amazing pieces of clothes, so don't miss this chance!