How I came to have “Pinterest” hair or A series of unfortunate events


Let me start off by saying that making my hair lighter was not an itch I should’ve scratched. I’ve always had dark brown hair and when I dyed it in the past it was always a shade darker or a dark plum or something like that. And I know that dark hair makes you seem older or whatever, but I was so comfortable with that color – it just felt right to me. It was my Snow-White-ey look: dark hair, fair skin, red lips – good to go. (My sister would call this look “the Morticia Addams”, but I was cool with that as well. I love black, I love the Addams family and Morticia may have looked like a vampire, but she was a classy lady. But I don’t wear eye make-up like she does and my eyebrows are not that arched. So my sister is wrong, ha!). But anyway. I felt the need for a change this year and what I got is so far off from what I actually wanted to look like, it’s scary.

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About people-pleasers and how to stop being one

I’ve been talking to a friend about what it really means to be happy. We are quite similar and we are facing the same issues when it comes to feeling happy and fulfilled on a daily basis. We’ve realized that we’re both making the same mistake, which is caring too much – about others, about what people think of us. This leads us to putting other people first instead of ourselves. We will always be the girls who’ll try to make everyone happy, always thinking about how the other person will feel if we disagree or refuse. This drives us to compromise at almost every step in order to not upset the other person (which would make us feel guilty). However, here’s the catch: making other people happy does not make us happy. And putting them first makes us frustrated. So why do we keep doing it? Continue reading

Still got the blues

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I know I’ve bragged a few posts ago about how warm and sunny it is in Bucharest and how spring has arrived – I was wrong, I must’ve meant autumn. :)) It seems that we deserved exactly 2 weeks of warm weather and now it’s back to rain and lower temperatures. Hey, we could’ve gotten nothing at all, right?

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Tommy Girl Tropics

You know how I told you that March is women’s month in Romania, right? Well, this is the month when we’re pampered and spoiled just for being a woman and if we’re not we get to guilt-trip our significant others. Evil, I know, but isn’t evil just another synonym for woman? :)) Continue reading

The Other Book

This story is going to make me seem really ignorant, but I promise you, I’m not. I’m just stupid 🙂 😉 Now that we clarified this I can go on knowing that you will find this funny and not outrageous.

Okay, so, last week I finished Landline, my last Rainbow Rowell book – I know, sadface :(. And after such a cutesy book I was ready for a new mystery. So after careful research I decided that the next book on my list was The Girl Before, by J.P. Delaney. I’d read the plot and it seemed interesting enough. All good and well. Only I wasn’t paying attention at all to the author’s name, so in the end, instead of acquiring The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney, I purchased The Girl Before by… Rena Olsen. Continue reading