My daily vegan make-up routine :)

Women take forever in bathrooms – men say. Indeed, women need more time to treat themselves as they somehow tend to care for their bodies more. OK it was taken with a pinch of salt πŸ˜‰
I love to care for my body too, and altough I don’t have too many cosmetics I pay close attention to what I use.
I use vegan cosmetics only πŸ™‚ And although these are vegan, they don’t cost too much at all.

Bell – pressed powder – up til the beginning of 2017, Bell was cruelty free. At the beginning of 2017 Bell participated in trade fair in China and nobody knows why.
Problably Bell wanted to enter Chinese market but there was this law in China saying that all cosmetics should be tested on animals and it was obligatory.
I don’t know. I bought this pressed powder three years ago, it doesn’t contain animal derived ingredients and was manufactured on the territory of the EU.
The European Union law doesn’t allow to test cosmetics on animals. Bell didn’t enter the Chinese market as it was planned (planned – as it was the aim of the presence at the trade fair in China, I guess).
Rival de Loop – micellar cleansing water and face masks – German producer which is absolutely vegan.
Alva – mascara – British vegan producer.
Paul Penders – lipstick – Dutch vegan producer.
Bielenda – BB Cream – Polish vegan producer, who entered the Chinese market some time ago what makes me confused. Bielenda wanted to sell their products in Hong Kong which doesn’t require tests on animals and Polish cosmetics have been present in Hong Kong for quite a long but Bielenda doesn’t give the clear anwer to my questions.

To be honest, I don’t use make-up everyday as the most important thing for me is when my skin breathes πŸ™‚
But these are brands which I use for make-up only.
For everyday use I choose Alterra – shampoo and body wash πŸ™‚

You see? It is not that complicated to live cruelty-free πŸ™‚ I encourage you to try πŸ™‚
Once you try and put your heart in the change, you’ll find yourself on the right track ❀

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Valentine’s Day may be awesome!

How do you spend Valentine’s Day? Do you celebrate this day at all? Do all the omnipresent red colour, hearts and angels annoy you? So many countries, so many customs! And… so many ways to approach the holiday! πŸ™‚ and I would like to focus on Poland.

Following National Geographic Polska (National Geographic Poland), which did their research on the basis of hrs.com, five most romantic places for Valentine’s Day in 2017 were Venice (the 5th place), Rome (the 4th place), Vienna (3rd place), Paris (the 2nd place) and Prague (the 1st place). The juxtaposition results from the number of hotel reservations made around the 14th of February. According to telegraph.co.uk there are also other cities, which are equally romantic and these include: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Florence (Italy), Madrid, Barcelona and Sevila (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Copenhagen (Denmark), Reykjavik (Iceland), Berlin (Germany), Budapest (Hungary) and Bruges (Belgium). However it is still Prague that wins πŸ™‚ I would love to know where is Warsaw or any other Polish city πŸ™‚

I have never been to Prague myself and now I’ll do everything to get there as soon as possible! It may be a great experience! Additionally, for Polish, the Czech language is quite funny because it sounds like a language of small children; and the other way round: I heard that for people of Czech Republic, the Polish language is funny and sounds like a language of small children πŸ™‚

I’ve heard that you need at least 7 days to visit Prague… Sounds mysterious and interesting!

Now, do Polish people like Valentine’s Day? Generally: YES! It is very surprising to me, especially when I hear all the bad news from here. Well, next proof that LOVE is the most important feeling on earth πŸ˜€

According to PrezentmarzeΕ„, 81% of Polish CELEBRATE Valentine’s Day!! πŸ˜€ Amazing πŸ˜€ Also, an interesting fact is that 31% don’t care for material things because they value non-material suprises more!

I am really surprised and glad to see that our society is not that bad and knows the value of love πŸ™‚ the hope is still there! πŸ˜€ and here I would add something from me, as I think non-material things rule: smile as often as you can πŸ™‚ Valentine’s Day is not only made for people in love but for all ❀ It’s a day for the celebration of LOVE as the most beautiful feeling on earth ❀

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Dear My Life

There is always someone who tries to drag me down… Why, oh, why! Diosito mio! When things seem to get on the right track then BOOM! Damn!

Dear My Life, I won’t ever give up even if you give me millions of lemons. I’ll make juice out of them and drink to your health.

When experiencing harsh moments, I usually think about all the things I like in myself. These are my hair (never coloured and so strong), my nose (looks like a right-angled triangle which I find cool), etc., etc. I am a bit overwhelmed by my past and it haunts me every single day but I look to the future. I don’t know where to find all the strength I need to have and in such harsh times I am my best friend.

Love yourself so that you’ll be able to love others.

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The pressure of perfection, pt. 1.

BASED ON DUEEP JYOT SINGH AND β€ŽJOHN DAVIDSON, 2015, COSMETIC SURGERY – DO I REALLY NEED IT? – A GUIDE TO PLASTIC SURGERY AND GEOFRREY C. GURTNER, PETER C. NELIGAN, 2012, PLASTIC SURGERY: PRINCIPLES, VOL. 1

IMPORTANT: THE CONTENT BELOW IS NOT AN ACADEMIC WORK.

The sign of the times: perfect bodies, perfect faces, perfect lives, perfect smell from the mounth, perfect sound of a fart, perfect shape of a poo… Too much, people, it is too much. It is a trap.

Your psyche is more important than the look of your body. Of course, it is nice to have a beautiful body but it is even nicer to be mentally healthy.Β  ;*

What I mean? Well, try to go to an Instagram account of a celebrity. What do you see? 100 – 60 – 100 and, mostly, boobs are not 100% natural, which is perfectly fine but costs a lot and not everyone can afford it [just to clarify: celebrities influence people, people pay attention to their looks, people start to value their looks more than everything else, people exert pressure on others to value the same things so they can trust others, etc.] It’s ok, I mean, bigger boobs are always cute to watch. As well as smaller boobs. All boobs are perfect. To see and to have in general. Women tend to forget it as now only big boobs are on top. How do you define celebrity, then? Well, nowadays, it’s not only the person with particular body of work. Unfortunately.

I, as everyone of you, love when guys watch the way I walk, the way I move, or they talk about my smile. Cuteness overload. When do guys watch you with sparkling eyes? Women, in general, are told to have not too much more than 60 waist. I don’t get it, sincerely. We all have bellies and I find it way more not fair to have a bit of skin rolled around the spine than a body of the human. To have a body means to be healthy.

And what amuses me the most: big booties! What is so funny about this? European girls try to get butts of Afro-American girls and that’s why they put different things in the buttocks (I can refer only to Europe but I also kind of observe dangerous behaviour in America) Isn’t it enough to go to the gym and do fitness to get bigger booty muscles and at the same time have fun while working on own’s health?

What I don’t understand is that why we don’t accept ourselves the way we are? Do we want to end up as psycho old ladies? Do we really want to be depressed? Do we need that?

Please, respect your health. It’s the most precious gift you could ever get ❀

TRY TO GET A BEAUTIFUL SOUL BECAUSE ALL THE BEAUTIFUL FACES WILL GET OLD ❀

As long as we do something for ourselves, it is beautiful. When we do something under the pressure of others, it is dangerous.

!! PaΕ„stwowy ZakΕ‚ad Wydawnictw Lekarskich (National Facility of Medical Publishers) and its works on psyche and plastic surgeries was an inspiration for this entry.

Girls’ Power!

I am totally inspired by WOMEN. Yesterday, I experienced the warmth of their thoughts, opinions, consolation, wise words. All these came from women gathered in one place in a Facebook group called Fajne Dziewczyny (Cool Girls, as simple as that) πŸ™‚ It is a Polish group where women support women.

There are different situations we can find ourselves in and what we need at such moments the most is a bit of understanding, a good advice or simply a good single word. That’s everything I found yesterday in the group πŸ™‚

I get totally impressed everyday more and more how good, selfless, loveable and helpful women are. Such groups as Fajne Dziewczyny improve mental health as not everyone is ready to visit psychologist or another therapist immediately (what is highly recommended) but need more time and the participation in public support group may be the very first step to improvement.

My yesterday’s question was more like request but I read different stories everyday and I am totally amazed by who all the women are.

We live in harsh times, let’s be good to ourselves. ❀

Don’t be afraid of all the people out there.

 

W stands for wholehearted;

O stands for outstanding;

M stands for mind-blowing;

E stands for empathic and easygoing;

N stands for noble and naturally good. ❀