All of my hairstyles

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Hey. Over the years I passed several different hairstyles and it’s quite hard to keep up with them all so here is the list and time lines of each individual one.

My natural hair color is brown, but I haven’t seen that color since I was 13. I always wanted to color them red, but my mum was strictly against it.

Funny story: as at that time Facebook wasn’t as essential as it is now, and adding your parents to your friends list was a big deal for most of the teenagers (me including), me and my mum made a deal: She would allow me to dye my hair and in exchange I would accept her friendship request. So that’s how I colored my hair for the first time.

I added my mum on Facebook but I blocked all of my posts from her though. As my mum is not very technical type she didn’t know untill my sisters told on me and i had to unblock her. (for another hair color for me ofc)

I don’t understand why I was acting so secretive. It’s not like I was sharing on fb anything my mum didn’t know anyway. My wall back then was full of songs lyrics and heartbroken quotes full of pain only 13 years old white girl from rich family could experience. I cringe so hard with each Facebook memory that pops up every morning. God bless Mark Zuckerberg and fb memories for daily reminder of how much we grow and that we’re not as ridiculous as we were years ago. Hopefully.

Anyway here is how my hair looked like at the beginning of my hairs drastic journey:

My great inspiration and hair color goal for most of my life was my favourite artist – lead singer of my favourite band paramore: Hayley Williams. Here are some of her photos so you’ll get the idea of what I was trying to recreate:

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Of course couldn’t jump right to bright red color as my mum would not handle that very well. I needed to start slowly, with just a glint of deep red:

It got deeper, brighter and longer over the time. This was when I was around 15 years old and living in another town Kosice at high school’s all girls dormitory, so I was out of my parents reach but I still wasn’t as confident to color my hair such bright color.

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Longer hair and brick color was much closer to my ideal, but still not quite it. Problem with red color is that it gets washed out very quickly.

Also first photo was my Halloween make up, I don’t aways looked like that.

Until finally I found and got the color I wanted. There is not more words needed: Fire red

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Here comes the era of long red-haired Natalia:

I kept this hairstyle for most of my school years, till our “stuzkova”- something like prom you’re all familiar with. I wanted to keep long hair for this occasion only so I could have some pretty hairdo for the night.

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And right after this celebration I cut my hair short but kept the red. I was 19.

It was so hard to maintain the hair color for longer than 5 washings and I had different color every time I washed my hair:

At this time I got to university and my mum made peace with my life decisions and hair colors.

So I decided to go blonde/white/grey.

I started bleaching them on my own at first as it was continuous process, so for some time I had bright orange/ yellow hair. It was gross but necessary.

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But the rest of the bleaching I left on professional hairdresser and I was very pleased with the result. I only visit hairdresser for very massive change from long to short hair, otherwise I cut myself.

I was 20 and slowly started adding grey color to my hair:

New problem with this hair color that occurred was the constant need to color my newly grown brown hair. My hair got longer and longer and I used so many peroxide to bleach them what wasn’t very favouring for them:

At my 22 they were very dry, burned and just destroyed so I decided for another change – For the shortest hairstyle I ever had and my current hairstyle:

I had this short hair for just a week now but I’m loving it.

Let’s see what my hairstyle journey will be like next time.

Thank you so much for your attention

Let me know in the comments what hairstyle of mine you liked the most 🙂

XO Natalia

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Denim blouse

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Hey some time ago I ordered this denim blouse from romwe for our fashion reviews program. If you want to know more about how exactly our review program works check out this article where I explained it all. As this was long time ago since i ordered it, it’s no longer in stock at romwe site. Romwe offers many other similar blouses at this page here. Don’t forget to use my discount code  natalia to get 5$ off 69$+ orders.

I liked how it looked like at official product page but reality is way different from that – in much better way. This is product page photo vs mine photo.

 

First of all color is much brighter and intense blue. Material at official product photo looks very thin, cheap and easy to roll up as the lady in photo show. In reality is much tighter and thinner denim material that  it’s not very easy to roll up and it would be too tight over the elbows. I actually like my real version more.

It’s very firm and good quality material. Feels good wearing it. Design fits me great. I am wearing size L with this measurements:

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Price was very low for such quality. Collar around neck is really hard so it stays at it’s place all the time. Buttons has double textures so you push buttons through one and it’s covered by other from top side.That way you can not see buttons from front side. It’s long sleeves are with button ending as you can see on the photos below. Length is just perfect and two huge pockets on upper part looks very stylish. Photos I took might look bit creased due to packing and the fact that I didn’t own iron at that time.

I love how it makes me look smart. Even tought it was no what I expected it to be it overcome my expectations. Here are more photos:

 

I had no problem whatsoever with delivery as usual. I received my package 2 weeks since ordering.

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Thank you for your attention

xo Natalia

Crisscross top

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Hey. One of the earliest items  I received from romwe for our fashion review program was this White crisscross top. It was almost 2 years ago since I got this top and it’s still one of my favourite summer item. Unfortunately it’s sold out now but you can find many other stylish tops at this page here. If you’re interested in how exactly our fashion review program works feel free to check out this article I wrote explaining everything.

I received my package in great condition in around 2 weeks since ordering.

 

This top looked very nice at official product page and it’s photo corresponds with reality:

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description:

  • Fabric: Fabric has no stretch
  • Color: White
  • Pattern Type: Plain
  • Neckline: Spaghetti Strap
  • Material: Rayon
  • Style: Casual

+ description of sizes and measurements

I ordered size L with bust 98 cm and length 61cm 

This top fits me great. The decollete part is incredible and it forms my chest very nicely. As I mentioned it’s my favourite summer top as this clear white color contrast greatly with my summer tanned skin. Bottom part has rubber ending which makes nice frilly effect covering my stomach area. Material is very light and ideal for hot days.

It’s very useful part of my wardrobe, it goes well with everything and my whole outfit suddenly looks way better with crisscross straps.

 

Don’t forget to use my discount code natalia to get 5$ off 69$+ orders

Thank you for your attention

xo Natalia

Story behind my Marilyn

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Hey.

Some time ago I posted article titled I – an artist  It was immediately met with greater success I could ever dreamed of. It’s my most read,liked and commented post ever. Many of you left sweet, encouraging comments underneath it and I’m so grateful for every single one of them.

Because of such support and demand of my artworks I’m very happy to announce I got back to creating art again. My biggest thank you goes to juliemellorpoetsite . as this happened:

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I received the book and started working on it. I’m very grateful for this opportunity. Even thought she made it clear I don’t have to create anything I felt like it’s the right push for me to get to creating my thing again. So here is small sneak peek of what you might expect in the future on my blog:

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As you all liked my art so much I’m here to bring it even closer to you that before.

Marilyn Monroe

I myself consider my Marilyn Monroe portray the best piece I ever made and it has great personal value to me as I’m about to explain it to you in this article.

As you know by now from my I – an artist  article I attended art school when I was a kid. One day we got assignment to recreate photography into much bigger form using square net. Point was to make it as realistic as possible, we had to be precise and pay attention to the details.

I got to choose from 2 woman’s photographs: Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. In that time when I created my Marilyn I was just 13 years old and knew nothing much about neither of the ladies. Sure I knew their names and simple basic information but nothing else to choose by, but I was drawn to Marilyn more. I listened to my guts and you already know who I choose to draw.

I even took my final work home even though we usually left all of our artworks at school and I truly never been more proud of myself. Here is my Marilyn I drew when I was 13 (9 years ago)

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For my final work at art school I simply copied this art I did before and inspired by Andy Warhol’s pop art color scheme I did my own mosaic of Marilyn Monroe. Sadly  – but not so much – I can’t show you photo of my final work as it’s displayed at my art school in my hometown.

But I decided to recreate the artwork and use it to decorate my new room in my family’s new built house. I still had the original picture so I copied it on the paper, bought some wavelets paper, glue and got to work.

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I took me around two months to finish 2 pieces. It would be much quicker but this was the time I was suffering from my mental illness the most and I took the opportunity to create art as a small form of therapy. I took bunch of breaks and I considered it incredible success if I glued like 15 colorful pieces in a week. Now it will forever remind me of my worst times and shows me the beauty that came out of it.

How I did it?

I copied the original on the baking form. Placed the baking form on clear paper and drew over existing lines with my pencil. It created imprint at new paper and I retraced those lines and the portrait was copied. Then i randomly cut colorful wavelets paper into small pieces, pour liquid glue on separate paper, took small brush and glued each piece individually.

Originally I wanted to do 3 portraits and exchange the colors in each of them but then I settled just for 2 and placed original black and white work between them.

Here are some “in progress” photos (some with snapchat filters)

 

 

 

And here are some detailed photos of my greatest artwork:

 

What started out as a simple school assignment turned out to have greater meaning to me. Since I already knew her face detailed as I drew her I slowly learned more info about her and grew to like and admire the woman. I noticed many similarities that made me relate to her. I’m sure as hell not comparing myself to most beautiful woman who ever walked the earth, but there are few things we have in common and many other I just admire about her:

  • Curves – Marilyn was not size 0 and neither am I. To see woman with curves viewed as a sex symbol is great boost for my and I bet many other woman self-esteem. There is still wild discussion going on whether Marilyn was or was not plus sized but the point remains the same – She knew how to wear her curves.  The confidence she had is something I greatly admire and aspire to have
  • Mental illness – It’s well-known fact that Marilyn suffered form mental illness. Depression, anxiety, self-doubt, low self-esteem, desperate need to be loved and admired.  Mental illness ran in her family. In the end she lost her battle as she reportedly committed suicide. (this topic is way too controversial and mysterious thought) I can surely relate to her in this one as I talked about my own experiences with mental illness in my article HERE  . To see such goddess experience mental illness and continue to work and be one of the most influential woman ever is very empowering for me.
  • Creativity – You can’t deny her artistic soul. It feels like artistic soul and mental illness goes hand in hand. It’s like the creativity and beauty is too much for your brain to handle so it gets sad. 
  • Menstrual pain – Marilyn suffered from huge menstrual pain, reportedly she once stopped her car and wince in pain at sidewalk. She took bunch of painkillers and this is something I can relate to as well. I suffered from unbearable menstrual pain since I was 14, I had strong cramps, I kept vomiting, fainting and crying in pain for 3 days a month. I couldn’t go to school or work properly as I couldn’t move because of the pain. I took hell lot of pills, but because of medical toleration I kept needing more and stronger ones. Blessings of a woman. Luckily when I was 18 my gynecologist prescribed me birth control pills to ease the pain.
  • Determination – Marilyn did everything it took to make her dream come true. All she wanted was to be actress and be loved. With 3 failed marriages and  shit ton of men claiming to bed her ( well of course if you had the chance you would claim you fucked Marilyn Monroe because who wouldn’t wanted to?) I’m not really sure if she was truly loved. Marilyn Monroe was loved but was Norma Jeane? There  is no denying in her being a call girl but that just proves her incredible determination to get what she wanted
  • Sex symbol – Considering the times when she lived and for a woman at that time being so open about her own sexuality is admirable. Even now woman talking about sex, liking sex and practising sex is still consider something shameful – we are not supposed to talk about it cuz it makes people uncomfortable. I feel like Marilyn brought grace into womans sexuality.
  • Style – No matter what she wore she looked incredibly. She knew how to wear clothes – important and many times neglected feature. There was confidence and sex appeal flashing out of her every move and every look.

I’m currently reading book about Marilyn’s life called Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe by Anthony Summers and I’m just couple pages in but I’m loving it:

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In conclusion:

I aspire to be like her and I enjoy drawing her very much.

I end this rant with my photo with Marilyn’s wax figurine in Prague’s wax museum from this article

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Thank you so much for your attention

xo Natalia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

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Hey. In summer 2012 my family and me visited Croatia’s most famous and most beautiful national park : Plitvice Lakes. We made a one day stop there on our way to our final summer destination at Baska Voda. We stayed in the area for the night so our driver – my dad – would get some rest at our long road trip. No need to book the apartment in advance as from our many summer holidays over the Croatia we learned that there are always people standing alongside the road with signs saying “free apartment”. We just picked one that we liked and knew was free and we paid 50 euros for one night for our whole 5 members family.

Tickets for the park is not that expensive in my opinion for the beauty you get to see there. Currency used in Croatia is Kuna and adult ticket is for 250 kuna = around 33 euros. This price is for july-august season and it’s the most expensive tickets of the year – but it’s the best time to visit the place obviously. As my visit there was 6 years ago I was only 16 at that time so my ticked costed 110 kuna = 15 euros.

I never before heard of Plitvice lakes but my parents did as some famous movies like Winetou were filmed there. I got in with no expectations and I must admit I was quite upset we were making this stop at Plitvice lakes. All I wanted to do was swim in the sea at Baska voda and not hike in some park in Croatia. My sisters shared my annoyance. Now we all realized what a ridiculous brats we were and we wished we appreciated it more at that time.

Park is full of incredible nature, crystal clear water almost bright blue color, waterfalls, bridges, caves, exotic plants and animals. True natures beauty.

Water was so clear you could actually see the lake bottom with old fallen trees or good luck coins people threw into the lake and it looked like galaxies. We couldn’t resist to take our shoes of and freshen up our feet in water.

We walked tons of kilometers over the wooden bridges and all of the time we were surrounded by clear nature in all of its beauty. Besides waking we took free trolley ride to the highest lake found in the park or boat ride to other side of the lake. Our trip took several hours and I don’t thing we even got to see everything there is.

You can see the beautiful sight me any my family saw at Plitvice lakes at this many photos below. If you have hard time finding me in the pictures – I’m the red-haired girl as this was one of my many hairstyles.

Luckily the weather was incredible for our trip and it made our experience even more magical. After while I was no longer upset i was not at the beach sunbathing but hiking in the park. It turned out to be great visit and I’m so glad my parents suggested this tour.

If you ever happened to be in Croatia I highly recommend you visit Plitvice lakes. It will be worth it.

thank you for your attention

xo Natalia

Light Star Pillow

Hey. For my first non fashion review I chose this adorable light star pillow from banggood. They sells out at 10$ each. You can choose what color you will like to get – I chose pastel pink.

It looked so cute on official product page…

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…and it’s just as cute in reality. Here is a description of this product found on official product page:

Description:
Material: short plush
Filling: PP cotton (high transparent & disinfection)
Pillow color: white, blue, pink, yellow, purple
LED color: colorful colors
Shape: star
Size: 36X33cm / 14.17×12.99″
Switch: button switch
Power: 3xAA batteries (not include)

Package Contents:
1 x LED Star Throw Pillow

I got my package around 3 weeks since ordering and it was without any complications.

It’s extremelly soft and fluffy and I was’t expecting it to be as adorable, seriously it’s even better in real. It has beautiful baby pink color. The lighting mechanism isn’t as big as you would though. It only has small button on the front side with “on” sing on it and when you push that button whole pillow start to shine different colors as you can see on the front photos. Colors slowly melts into each other and with that smily face of pillow it’s really relaxing. On the bottom is zipper and in the inside is place for batteries. Batteries was not included in package. Another great thing is that it smells really nice. I sleep with it every night since I ordered it. Love it. Highly recommending.

Here are other photos:

Thank you for you attention

xo Natalia

Light grey sweater

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Hey. Another sweater I received from romwe for our fashion review program was this Light grey V neck sweater. If you’re wondering about how exactly our fashion review program works, feel free to check out this article where I explained it all. I ordered this sweatshirt over a year ago and this piece is sold out at the moment. Romwe offers great variety of stylish sweatshirts just like the one I’m wearing at this page herepage here. Don’t forget to use my discount code  “ 20775-Natalia “ to get 60% off for any 59$+ orders from romwe.

It comes in one-size shape and product page only offered length of sleeves. From my experiences with romwe I know that one size items fits me so I took the risk and ordered this sweater. I’m usually size L and it fits me great, maybe slightly longer sleeves. It’s quite elastic so it would fit any body type. This is what i found at official product page:

As you can see the price was 20$ after sale. I received my package 2 weeks since placing my order and it was without any complications as usual.

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It’s lovely. Material is very soft and warm and I was expecting it to be scratchy as it’s knitted material but it’s not at all. Color is light grey almost creamy. I like the long sleeves very much. Makes me feel cute. Here are some other photos I took:

Thank you for your attention

xo Natalia