I guess one of the main things I would like to share with the world is my opinion on beauty and style. I know that, on one hand, one has the right to dress and look however they want. I believe that as long as you don’t cause harm to others-do as you please. Our looks have an impact on the way other people treat us. When we choose certain colors to wear, etc…we say something about ourselves, whether we are aware of it or not. This is the main reason I believe we should be aware of this. Even though we don’t harm others by the way we dress, we get a reflection from them. We focus their attention on us in a way…and there is no avoiding it. We express ourselvs, even if we don’t care and wear the most simple things, we still send a message…
Spring has always been one of may favorite seasons of the year, since childhood. Back then it meant Passover vacation, the possibility to play more outside, my birthday, gifts…although adult life changes many things…the joy and excitement are still there.
This year, my birthday came first. I celebrated a little in CafeCafe, the one located in the Planet area in Beer Sheva.
This is the entrance to the planet area, it is a huge mall full of shops, cinema on second floor, and of course cafe and fast foods places like MacDonald and burgers.
Their menu does not consist only of sweets, but we were full and wanted the great desserts!
I felt like dressing up and was excited to wear my pink – navy blue color combination. This area is my favorite on to experiment with.
This was a day! Sweet, a few years ago, my family and I visited it for the second time. If you forget about the biblical – you just enjoy the landscape and the animals.
I had quite a few pics there. I have this expression. I mean a lot! First of all I would like to show you the way. It was a rainy day and… despite the fact I was hoping for the sun, it still turned out pretty awesome.
When we got there I was even more excited as I have already forgotten the place!
The animals we saw…We began with a donkey drinking, then farm animals, and went on with “lol animal” pics that felt pretty hilarious to me!
…you definitely can draw a speech bubble near them and imagine what the say!
Then there were goats and gazelles, so graceful, some almost merge with their surrounding!
….and of course, the landscape is amazing!!!
So, I highly recommend visiting that place! I do like Jerusalem overall, but i am more of a nature freak, since I find historical places somewhat overwhelming…anyways if you are planning to visit Jerusalem make sure to make time for it! Beautiful.
Spring. Heat. (Here in Israel) and oily/red skin. I get both, usually, when the temperature goes high. Recently I had a few additions and changes in my skin care routine that helped me with it.
Step 1: cleansing.
As you may already know, its an essencial part for those with combination to oily skin. I started cleaning the living **** out of my skin every few days. (Tried 2 but sometimes I forget). This includes my everyday first step: Yves Rocher “Sebo vegetal” purifying cleansing gel. This brand was introduced to me when i was wondering Azriely (Tel-Aviv) mall last summer, with a large advertisment for anti redness serum and moisturiser. Anyway, I use their gel till this day, which does say something about it! It completely removes all oil, cleans throughly, and leaves your face with a matte finish. Your face may produce more oils a few hours later but this is just natural. After that, follows the Lancome purifying mineral mask with white clay. This one I have been using for about for 2 years and a half. You can conclude…and you are right-this is one of my go to products when I feel my skin is getting oily, greasy, you name it… white clay is definifely the thing to go after when you have unwanted oils on your skin, this one leaves it fresh and “breathing”. The third part , is Yves Rocher again, “pure system” 2 in 1 cleanser&exfoliator. It is said to cleanse the pores, and ok for daily use, consisting of organic aloe vera pulp+ salicylic acid. The girl in the store sugusted it for breakout, blemish treatment. I can say it refreshes the face even more, maybe really by cleaning the pores… and I am in love with the scent!
Step 2: On a makeup free day…
After that I follow my everyday routine that consist of : Yves Rocher Soothing Micellar Water 2 in 1, which I wipe my face with on cotton pads. I read about toner use online, it is said to help make full use of the rest skincare that fillows. For me it really does, + helps with oilness! Next: A new baby in my “capsule” skin care cabinet which I highly recomend, is Mizon “Pore refining Silky essence” which I purchased from Cult Beauty, that gives face an instant shot of fresh, clean feeling including smoothness and brightness. It is said to have the function of both exfoliating and serum. Lancome “Visionnaire” advanced skin correcror goes after that. It does make my face appear flawless, giving it the porcelain look. It also feels moisturising. Before micellar water, or toner step it would feel oily on my skin, but now it works wonders. Last but not least, is my favorite, recommended by many users and bloggers as well, Lancome “Hydrazen Anti-Stress Moisturising Beauty Essence”. It smells like roses and tea, it is jelly and gives a great moisturising effect without any greasiness. This mix surprisingly works for me, although I though Vissioner to be too thick a serum for Hidrazen.
… if I am a going to wear makeup:
There are a few here as well. After the micellar water cleaning I grab one of my favourite serums, Lancome “advanced genifique”. This activate all skin process, and gives you once again that very bright look. It tickles, makes skin somewhat pink-red, and then you go: “wow! Do I even need make up?” If you do, here is next step: primer. This us a real surprise for me to find drugsore items my skin loves. I had a problem finding a good summer foundation. This is a struggle every year. As spring begins, my skin goes red, foundation just falls in pieces or turnes caky, which make me regret bothering with make up in the first place. These Flormar products sooth my skin, giving it a cool, pampered feeling and stop all irritarion completely! If you have ever had a foundation that you don’t want to remove, this is the one for me. Flormar “Illuminating Primer base” is a water based primer. Instead of giving you that hot flash it is really cooling like i have just descriebed. For redness coverage (and it has some coverage of its own!) their CC cream (“magic color effect…”) number cc02. It has a little spf – 15 – here, if i just go about my day without meeting anyone important, I can use some powder on top and go. When I am going to meet people, I take the “Mat touch foundation”. I can’t say its the most matte foundation i have ever had, but i am used to top it with powder anyway. Its vitamin E works wonder on my skin. It sure does have a good nourishing effecr. Thats why, after removing my make up, I turn to Lancome “Energie de vie” serum that is said to be “smoothing & glow boosting liquid care”. While it would make my face go red and a little bit irritated on its own, after this foundation, it does nearly the same job hidrazen gel. I can’t speak for the glow, but it is definitely smoothing and moisturising in the end of the day.
This was a sweet day! It began with a refreshing shower and went on with lancome, Batist make up artist whom I know already, 2nd time in Israel. I adore his work! Made some purchases, as there was 50% off second product. I have: Visionnaire skin perfecting makeup duo-fountion and concealer in shade 01. They are both in one bottle. Hydra Zen anti-stress moisturising cream, A bronzer Bell De Miel in shade 04 and the lipstick from their now collection – Bouquet final 367. The day was sunny so i had a smoothy in a small park nearby. Happy international woman day! (The flowers are for Mom).
This is me with Batist, the amazing make up artist.
This is my first post that I would call “Pet Chronology”. It is about all the pets we had. After that I will introduce you to the pets we have now. Love them all.
So first to come is: Rex. Back in winter 1994 – closer to it`s end, we were about to move to a house, so we decided to take a dog. I remember caring Rex with my mom . I was a 9 year old. We would exchange rolls because he was already heavy as a puppy. You know how they grow… We came here. To this small neighborhood where we have our little house. Rex lived with us for 15 years. He as a very loyal and loving dog. He was very neat. Grandma and Grandpa did not take him to walks, so he would have an area where he pooped and an area where he ate, and slept that nice kennel we bought him. When he was older we built a fence and released him from the leash. Thanks to our wonderful veterinarian he lived that long. Had like 2 surgeries due ti ear infections. Another thing was he would not eat dog food only meat and soup Grandma would cook for him. Smart dog!
Back then, I was drawn for sunset images, reflections of the sun, etc. I had an inspiration of the golden and yellow colors with the Bordeaux. I was inspired by it in style, not only in photography. The sky, and road themes are big inspirations for me as I usually go twice a week to Tel-Aviv.
Here I am wearing an American Eagle skirt I bought during the 2014 Autumn, and a top from Twentyforweven a year before that. . The scarf is from a place in the Tel Aviv central (“new”) station, where they sell things for like 3 dollars. The boots are from Marko shoes, also winter 2015…These are distant memories, but precious.
The days were overwhelming and so was the shopping we had. I will never forget it! Life style members had a big sale 30% 40% and even 50% off in our drugstore. We have here the “superfarm” that has both “drugstore” and “high end” products. So…I will not mention the amount of money spent….I was given some gifts, like the brush on the left, the eye shadow “hypnose – doll eyes” and the lip lover lipsticks, and a few small products, including samples of their “la via belle” perfume. I started a new skin care routine, which included the “Genifique serum”, the “youth activating concentrate”. “Eye Pearl ” was added later, and on skin, after the serum I would add the “DreamTone 1” for redness correction. Then I was told to use to “Genifique” moisturiser and eye cream. …after all those layers, so I was told, I should put the make up on. You can see the “Tent Idol” foundation in shade 1 on the right. The powder is near it..all those steps…I got confused at first! This is very amusing to remember, as today, I know very well my skin care routine, which has changed a lot, and I can tell a concealer from a liquid highlighter. I was introduced to this world and pretty overwhelmed. I was in doubt whether to buy all that, and, because of the sales, I decided to, and looking back, I do not regret I started a new, healthy skin care routine…there are many good products out there, not as pricey, but my parents were raised to think that good skin care and make up products must be. Anyways, those are sweet memories of sunset, flowers, and a tone of make up in the period of exams. Love 2014, 2015