The Day of Changes

I’ve been unhappy with my body for a quite a while now. Nothing fit right, nothing felt like it should. I’m not one for diets, so even if I stuck to something for a week, I most certainly did the share the next one. For one, I was the happiest last year when I joined zumba, but then somehow stopped and that’s when everything went downhill and I stuck with chocolate instead. Until today.

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Today, I’m starting the makeover. Well, not really a makeover, just some steps toward feeling better. Signed up for gym classes for a year and I intend to stick to it. 5 times per week, classes personally selected for me with a healtier-ish diet should do the trick. Normally, I would wait the first week fury is over, just in case I’d quit the third day, but not this time. Maybe if I publicize it enough, I’ll stick to it longer. For now, let’s break my life record of three months! And if I get it done, I’m getting new sports gear for reward. ;)

Beauty: Hair Essentials

Yes, I was blessed with the good hair gene. But it still needs maintaining. Since the hair-cut debacle few years back, I do as much as I can to really make them as healthy as possible. How? By giving them the best care. I managed to develop some kind of routine, although sticking to same products isn’t really my strong suit when it comes to hair care. There are too many interesting products out there on the shelves, I can’t help it! This right here, is a list of everything I’ve been using last few months. Beware, I went deep. :)

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Wash: every 2-4 days, depends on how well they last. The better you wash them, the longer they last.

  • TIGI Bed Head Elasticate Shampoo: This is my true holy grail.
  • L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise EverRiche Taming Shampoo: For softer hair. It serves great for the second wash.
  • Lee Stafford Blinding Brunette Shampoo: Makes the brown shinier.
  • Lee Stafford Bleach Blonde Shampoo: Every now and then, my “ombre” needs some purple shampooing to prevent it from going orange.
  • Eucerin DermoCapillare Hypertolerant Shampoo: For when my scalp feels a bit sensitive.
  • LUSH Rehab Shampoo: Every few weeks, the build-up gets too big.

Condition:

  • TIGI Bed Head Elasticate Conditioner: Really the only conditioner I use – it’s the best.
  • LUSH Jasmin & Henna Fluff-Eaze Hair Mask: This one is life saver for conditioning the scalp.
  • KIKO Restorative Hair Serum: Great for the ends.

Everything else: I feel like they hold longer, if I straighten or curl them. I know it’s weird, but leaving them air-dry makes them greasy faster.

  • S Factor Vivacious Hair Spray: It holds the hair and it smells nice.
  • Tangle Teezer: My hair tangles easily and this buddy does the best job at untangling them.
  • Hairdryer: Since it takes me literally forever to air dry the hair, I often use this one.
  • Flat iron: Okay, I’m guilty of straightening my hair a lot. Also great for curling them.
  • Curling Iron: In all the years I’ve had this, I can barely use it. But it does a good job when I want loose curls.

OOTD: Tiny Girl in a Big City

Ljubljana is my city and I’d never forget that, but London… Is charmingly buzzing with great energy and bizarrely great dressed people, it’s hard to not adore it. The feeling of being a single tiny girl in this huge city is like addiction for me. Can’t really explain it, but there I find the freedom to be completely myself. I guess I’m built for big cities. For aimlessly wandering around town, visiting museums and galleries, not really being a tourist but blending in with the locals.

Even with this being my 4th time here, there are nooks of the even most crowded streets that I don’t know of and can be explored. Reminds me of relationships. You learn something new everyday and it makes you fall in love even more. It’s my last day here, but I’m sure I’m coming back soon again.

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