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A shift in the blogging world


For as long as I can remember I’ve always been that girl with the slightly weird interests (now don’t get any weird ideas), the ‘different’ hobbies and the unfamiliar sense of humor. And you know what’s funny? I think I am finally doing something that is considered normal for once. Hooray to me becoming a normal human being – sort of, at least!

Let me explain myself a bit, before you start thinking I have some weird fetishes or something (I’m refering to the earlier mentioned ‘slightly weird interests’ here), because I really don’t! That is, unless you would call my Disney obsession a weird fetish – which I honestly can not fully disagree on… oh dear. Anyway, what I was actually hinting at is the fact that I was kind of a ‘geeky’ girl. Well not really, but I can’t find another word right now. I would enjoy playing games on my Nintendo 64 daily, which later evolved into an online game on the PC. I also created and managed websites at the age of 10 (no, not the ‘websitemaker’ kind, I would actually create websites from HTML codes in notepad) – lil’ tech savvy girl, aye? Also I would purchase clothes online from YesStyle before online shopping was considered normal and I would get asked tons of questions about that. I like to think that I did all that stuff before it was cool. Someone, hand me a pair of hipster glasses please!

A while ago I used to feel like an animal at the zoo when I told people about my blog. Some would understand, some wouldn’t. But every single person would have questions and make me feel kind of uncormfortable about the whole thing. I know that it was mostly just out of interest, but to me (and my history of not-so-ordinary hobbies) it would feel a bit intimidating. I mean, how self-centered does it sound when you tell someone you take pictures of yourself and write about it? I was at that point that I wouldn’t talk about my blog much.

As of right now, I am noticing some sort of shift in the blogging world. ‘Blogging’ has become a term that even the ‘normal’ crowd has come to understand. When I tell people I have a blog now, they don’t even look up. It’s more like ‘okay cool – moving on!’. Sometimes, when the topic comes up at work and I’m with elderly, I get ready to explain what it means, but they’re like ‘oh blogging, my granddaughter does that too! She gets a lot of free stuff and writes about it’ (still, it’s funny how the free stuff always comes up). Nowadays everyone and their cat seems to have a blog. I personally really like that! It comforts me. Sure, some would see it as competition, but I like to see it as a challenge. A challenge to be yourself and stand out from the rest!


Are you noticing the same change around you?


Christmas 2015 wish list


Woahhh, is this what my blog looks like?! I almost forgot! Oh, here come the excuses again: I have been so busy with school projects and very important deadlines that I couldn’t find the time to sit down and work on my little online happy place. My social media accounts have never been this quiet either, it kills me! :-( I’m probably saying this for the 100th time, but I really cannot wait until this hassle is over. Just give me my degree so I can get on with my life and do what I love most!

So here I am, posting my personal christmas wish list. Just to show that I am still alive and well (or am I?!). The month of our home moving is coming closer each day and I am really looking forward to managing my blog from there! Things will definitely brighten up in terms of blogging more frequently and behind the scenes I am already preparing for that moment! For starters I really want to get into creating YouTube content again (like back in the ol’ days around 2006-2009, when the majority of you didn’t know me because my YouTube channel was related to something completely different, hehehe!), so the Falcon Eyes ring light is yet again making an appearance on my wish list this year!

I also feel the need to get more Clinique POP lipsticks, because they are amaze-balls! The Cherry POP lipstick is one of my favorites because it’s so hydrating and long lasting — I need more of those in my life! On top of that, I’ve been obsessed with practically anything Calvin Klein related lately (hence the amazing cotton underwear and the cropped tee on the list) and I’m also desperately in need of a cute shoulder bag, so I don’t have to carry my huge tote bag around all the time.


Christmas Wish List

Daniel Wellington Classic St Mawes watch

Mac Matchmaster Concealer stick 3

Mac Cherry Lipliner

Calvin Klein Cotton Underwear

Falcon Eyes Ring light

Michael Kors Selma shoulder bag

Calvin Klein white cropped logo T-shirt

Gucci Guilty Diamond

Clinique Nude POP lipstick

Clinique Melon POP lipstick

Clinique Love POP lipstick


What is on top of your Christmas wish list this year?


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