Becka stream – evenings and afternoons

Here in becka stream, it is a very quite neighborhood. It is far from the center:  All the  offices, the main roads, the shopping malls…  people call it a pit. This is one of the main reasons I love it so much. Desert view and plant star in the quiet without being dominated by all city noises.

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Days are becoming colder, even so slightly. We feel the Autumn in its beginning…

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There are still some flowers now, and some, we have all year…

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One of our symbols, here in the south, and it looks pretty in the evening as well…

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I enjoy these warm days….before the real Autumn and winter kick in…

 

 

 

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Early Autmn Days

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Early autmn sunset in Beka Stream

Its nice to watch the sunset before any exciting event, like the first performance of this season in House of Performing Arts of Beer Sheva, It is relatively new, a few years old. Now days, all groups who visit Israel and decide to make a performance in Beer Sheva come here. There are passions I have since early childhood. One of them is Classical music and dance. This season they have “The Passions of Matthew`s”as the first one.

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House of Performing Arts 

The Israely dance company “Kamea” cooperated with German Choir Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke / Wuppertal, and 5 opera singers and the l’arte del mondo / Leverkusen Orchestra. Music “St Matthew Passion” by Johan Sebastian Bach .  The solo singers sang their parts on stage standing next to the dancers, who would sometimes surround them. ,The feeling and plot were manifested, absolutely.  This was modern, not classical, but I love and appreciate the experience…I can tell good choreography and enjoy it, this concert and performance of dance were totally worth it!

I decided to go for a….modest? but evening look that will make me feel like I “blend ” or “fit in” and have a touch of elegance.

 

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Go!

…and of course, a few day later, like the next day, and all days, I am no longer a lady but a tomboy who makes faces to the camera with my Family members, my loves, my cats!

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Yes
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Nice!
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Gotta make that face now…
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Kiss

 

 

 

Holidays and holy creatures

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Waiting for the Jewish new year, I love to go up here, and ponder…I think about  the past, not-so- long- ago, and the near future. There is excitement and a sense of purity that comes with the thought of our holidays, if you remember the religious interpretation. There is also enthusiasm around the upcoming meetings, menu plans, and wardrobe choices…

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It is also nice to go back to routine, and a part of it,  as part of  everything, are extended family members.

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Outside we have our cats, they are “street” cats but they live in our yard.

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This is Belochka. She is 2 years old. She does not like to take pictures, or
selfies, so I had to make an effort and climb under the bushes…

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This is Smoky, she is 3 years old. The oldest of our yard cats, the smart, grounded girl. A little condescending to the others. She does not like to sit close to them or eat with them. If they try to shows her discomfort, growling and sometimes even snapping.

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This is Panda, one of three kittens who came to our yard this May. She is so gorgeous, like all of them:

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This is Cheetah.

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This is Panther.

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This is Sweety

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When we enter the house, we meet Volter Scott. If our yard loves are aristocratic followers, Volter is the king. His parents are a Scottish fold and a  British.  He is 5 years old. My absolute love and dedication.

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Opinion

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…

2017 Spring Events

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.

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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.

 

 

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Here is a view from inside. You can enter only from the inside of the building

Their menu does not consist only of sweets, but we were full and wanted the great desserts!

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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.

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This is the item combination I played with: Tmanun jacket, Golf jearns, Honigman shirt, Jesse girl heels, Call it spring bag, and an accessory set my Dad bought me as a gift from a special artist I will have to investigate about…

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Beautiful Jerusalem Biclical Zoo

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.

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When we got there I was even more excited as I have already forgotten the place!

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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!

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…you definitely can draw a speech bubble near them and imagine what the say!

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Then there were goats and gazelles, so graceful, some almost merge with their surrounding!

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Itching his back?
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This little bird…so dressed up!

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….and of course, the landscape is amazing!!!

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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.

My current skin care routine

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. 
Step 3

… 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.