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Hello there,

Spring is here, I’ve just moved houses and between packing and checking my emails, I could only use the essentials and soon I realised I don’t really need all the products or apps that I have in my phone. Curious to have a little nosey in my current monthly favourites? Let’s discover my ‘swear by’ products this month.

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Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Blush

There’s nothing more flattering than a glowing but subtle contour – this beautiful bronzer is my go to now. It looks so expensive on; it’s one of the ‘what are you wearing on your cheeks?’ kind of vibe and I’m hooked! The bristle is so soft, it feels like a gentle stroke. Expect lots of selfies of me wearing it (not guilty) this Spring. And ah, I almost forgot about its amazing smell! Try the Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Blush yourself and tag me on Instagram @notagirlygal. I love your updates!

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Enty App

The newest stylish app that Instagram bloggers are going mad for. Having stylists to comment on your outfit on the-go (Hello! How cool is that?), the app it’s basically a troll free community where everyone can post pictures to receive constructive advice. I find this idea amazing, because the internet nowadays is really spammy. Imaging a dreamy community of happy friends who are there to guide your fashion choices or help out with shopping. I’ve been using the app throughout April at random times of the day, and by that I mean checking it constantly for updates (guilty!) – I love seeing real outfits and the real photos of women who are happy to be guided and interact with one another. As I support women empowerment and stand for women feeling confident with their own style, I have became a brand ambassador for Enty and I’m now a stylist on the app.

Get the Enty App now because you could get my opinion on outfits, styles, fashion trends and everything in between directly from me, but also meet a super friendly community.

Lancôme x Proenza Schouler

Just add colour! This palette is absolutely stunning – a combination between orange / red and blue shades coming in different textures from creamy to extra matt. I’ve been loving the Lancôme x Proenza Schouler Chroma palette since March and been wearing it almost every day. I added a make-up base on my lids (breaking the rules here) every time and the colour lasted all day – and how often does that happen? I have combination to oily skin, so for me, finding a great make-up palette is not such an easy job. Imagine all the Springy looks you can create with one single palette and having it last all day – It’s definitely a winner for me. I’m surprised not so many people know about it and it’s not available everywhere online, but you can find it on Notino.

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Estée Lauder Double Wear

The foundation of foundations. If you heard magic stories about this foundation and its coverage, I can tell you, they are true. Not only does it cover all spots & blemishes, but it also lasts all day long. I initially thought that a foundation with such high coverage must be cakey, right? No way! I might have a a bit of glow around my nose after a full day, but it’s normal for oily skin. I’ve been wearing it since November I think and realised I can’t wear something else now. It might be on the pricy side, but it’s worth it, it’s your face & your health! If you haven’t already, order your Estée Lauder Double Wear now & get ready to meet professional make-up at home 🙂

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Dolce &Gabbana The One

Hands down, the perfume of the month! Image a seductive scent of lily, jasmine, roses, amber & musk that will accompany you through out the day and night. It’s perfect for Spring & Summer because it gives me more positive energy. My can do attitude? Definitely inspired by the uplifting D&G The One (it’s 40% off on Notino now).

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There we go my lovelies, these are my April 2019 favourites! Have a happy Easter Weekend and hope you’ll treat yourself or your loved ones to some of the goodies I love at the moment, this Easter. Now, I’m curious – what’s one beauty product & app you can’t live without? Let me know in the comment section below! 🙂

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Confidence wasn’t something that I was born with; not at all. I think that during secondary school bullying definitely affected how I felt about myself. It wasn’t just bullying that made me feel unconfident though; it also had to do with the fact that I was different and not really fitting in from my point of view. Luckily for me (and you today), I realised something that made me 100% more confident than I was. Keep on reading to find out what it was!

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My life growing up was really fun I would say, but during a year or two in secondary school I was struggling a little bit with my mental health, especially the way I was seeing myself. I am sure that a majority of you have dealt with bullying or bad jokes in school. Looking back now, it’s not a big deal, but for a kid it’s a HUGE deal because at that age we don’t know who we are and what is our potential. We won’t even listen to our family’s kind words, all we seek is the bully’s approval. However, it stopped at some point and I was able to feel happy that finally I can enjoy my life which was really beautiful anyways! I started analysing myself even more and basically, I was feeling doubtful in myself because actually I was NOT fitting in. I was different. I had a different fashion style. I was an extrovert. I had opinions. I enjoyed different things. And that, affected me a lot. It was like, everything that I was doing had more consequences for me than for everybody else. Was I skipping school because I had a real reason? Andrada is in trouble now. Was I talking to someone during a class? Andrada got kicked out for 20 minutes.  Everyone else could go unnoticed, but not myself. WHY?

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Being always present and having a good relationship with lecturers meant that my actions were supervised really closely. Was that a bad thing? Absolutely not. They cared. I realised that being different is not a bad thing. Some people liked me, some didn’t. At least I was authentic and people who wanted me to succeed were supporting me, including the lecturers. Funny, but I only realised this in my last year of high school when actually lecturers were listening to my opinion and appreciating me for who I am & how hard I study. Take it like this, you need to get to know yourself, what you’re capable of and let others know it as well. If you don’t trust yourself, no one will. I finally learnt that gaining attention wasn’t a bad thing and realised I need to turn that in my favour. I gained a certain influence in class too. That massively helped me.

Your turn now!

Be authentic

It’s being written everywhere and you’re probably BORED out of your mind. Trust me, being authentic is really important in a world where people can be really fake and sometimes not because they want to, but because they’re afraid to be themselves. Be who you are because by knowing who you are, you nail down your strengths and start to grow your confidence. Starting point: write down 10 things you really like about yourself and celebrate your own self! It’s such a confidence booster!

Believe in your power to be successful

If you believe in your power to succeed and actually achieve all your plans, your mind will send great signals to the universe and you’ll be one step closer to the end goal. Not only that, but your confidence levels will go to the roof. You’ll start talking with such passion about your projects and start to believe in yourself more and more!

Enjoy the attention!

With such confidence levels, expect people to be curious. They will start asking you all sort of questions from good intentions ones to some uncomfortable ones just because they can. Learn how to respond to each type of question and enjoy people’s attention. Again, people will be curious, but you shouldn’t let their opinion influence the way you think about your projects or even about yourself. Don’t listen to nasty comments and be happy for people who support you. You’ll be so much more confident!

Influence others with your confidence…

Turn their attention in the direction you decide. Confident people inspire other people and influence them in different ways. Have you noticed how someone who just started a business has a vast knowledge in the subject? They can easily use that to influence others in many areas and gain their respect. Always speak about your projects or plans with great knowledge (don’t boast) and let your actions speak louder than your words. People will see you’re smart and really driven. They will respect and value your opinion. Obviously, your end goal is not to prove everyone your potential, but this will inevitably happen sooner or later.

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There you have it, how I gained 100% more confidence while growing up! I’m sure my tips will help you feel more confident and get you ready to celebrate your own beautiful self. I would love to know, what’s the one part in this article that you identify yourself with?

Until next time,

Andrada

Have you ever felt like you can achieve a lot more than the results you’re seeing? You know yourself, you have that ambition that sticks to others and makes them become more ambitious, but something is stopping you from taking the leap and jumping right in. I’m going to share with you five tips on becoming your most confident self and turning your dreams into reality. Action your life now!

  1. Say NO to your fear

Believe it or not, what keeps you from achieving your inner goals is your fear of not loosing. Loosing what? The ‘game’ that you tend to turn most of the things you do into. In reality, there’s no such thing as loosing. You simply find different ‘destinations’ according to the path you’re choosing. Eliminate the fear from your mind, stop being afraid of different consequences because your mind is a powerful tool and can easily adapt to any situation. The worst thing that we can do is have expectations and then be disappointed of the reality. It’s like you paint this picture of eating the most delicious meal tonight, but there’s nothing there to guarantee the restaurant or the dish you’re going for will be the best meal of your life. You need to leave mystery and just enjoy your life without planning every single step of your journey. Now you’ll ask me, ‘Ok, but what if I’m disappointed’? You simply WON’T! You need to find a balance within yourself and learn to enjoy moments and outcomes to the fullest.

2. Become your biggest fan

Who can love yourself more than you love yourself? You need to fully love yourself with all you have and truly believe that you will achieve everything you put your mind to. Do more things with yourself and enjoy your own company. The abundant Universe will respond positively to your self-empowerment. Do you have an idea for an online business but people think it’s risky? Forget their opinions. They’re based on their or other people’s experiences. We are all different, what works for you might not work for others and the other way around. Thing is, there is no such thing as risk. I know. Let’s say that again together: there is no such thing as risk. 

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3.  Start seeing yourself as a powerful person

Do you think you’re powerful? How do you define power within one self? You probably have role models, people who you look up to and admire for their strong personality. Do you know what they have, maybe a little bit more than yourself? Confidence. Being confident will make you powerful. Trust yourself. Believe in your own power. We all have something amazing within ourselves! Don’t let negative thinking bring you down and just focus on your strong characteristics. It’s like in a job interview, you play on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Do the same in life and you’ll live happily!

4.  Speak positively – use your own positive words

How many times do you find yourself complaining during the day? Seriously now, start to notice how many times you say something negative. Moaning about stuff is really natural for some, even for myself. It took me a long time to educate myself to spread less negative vibes and turn my life around. I know it’s not fun and games 24/7 but let’s stop playing the victim. Ultimately, we’re a product of how we react to things happening around us. Our reactions make up the life we want to live. You smashed your favourite glass by mistake? Are you getting angry and start cleaning in a rush? Or are you at peace with yourself and think ‘life goes on, I’ll get a better one tomorrow’? If you’re getting angry, you might cut your finger and one unfortunate event will follow another one. If you decide to be cool about it, you have something to look forward to: your new glass. Notice how your reaction really influences the flow of things in your life. So, start using your positive words and notice their impact in both daily life, but also reaching your goals.

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5. Practice the power of daily meditation and positive affirmations

You believe in a positive life. Say that to yourself during a daily meditation. Find a phrase that you really love and make that your motto. Even more than that, stick post-it notes on your fridge, desk or mirror to constantly remind yourself that you’re up to something great. Remember, having an image of your ideal life is great! Don’t feel the need to meet every single aspect of it as we need to keep that mystery we discussed about previously. Let the Universe know that you’re open to whatever goodness is throwing at you. You’re going to become stronger, hence more and more confident as everyday goes by.

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There you have it, my top five tips on becoming your most confident-self! I’m sure they will stay at the base of you achieving your plans in life. I really believe that confident people rule the world. Your turn, let me know if the comment section below, what do you do to become more confident?

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Are you planning your trip to London this Spring or Summer? You’re in the perfect place! I’ve been living in London for a while now, so I thought it’s about time to make a round-up of my favourite places to visit around the English capital 🇬🇧 If you’re also those perfect Instagram shots, keep on reading because this is just the ultimate guide on the best places in London in 2019!

Greenwich & Greenwich Market

Greenwich is not quite in London, but it’s really close by.  The place has an unique vibe of its own and guaranteed you can spend 3 or 4 hours there. Get to Greenwich by a Flipper (London’s water bus) and enjoy all the beautiful views of London on your way! You’ll have such an amazing time as there are lots of fun things to do, from exploring the museums, having a picnic in Greenwich Park and eating delicious food at the Greenwich Market. Definitely a half day well spent!

Kintan Japanese BBQ Restaurant

If you’re a meat lover, then stop by Kintan Japanese BBQ for lunch and cook your own food! The meat comes prepared in different Japanese sauces just ready for you to enjoy. The meat is so tender and you can choose from beef to pork, chicken, squid, lamb and many others! The main courses come with sticky rice which is so delicious even on its own. They also serve veggies and an amazing hot dessert called S’mores – you have to cook this too which is adding to the excitement. It’s such an unique experience and believe it or not, you won’t break the bank by having a meal here.

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The Queen’s Theatre

If you’re passionate about theatre, then book your tickets to watch a West End Show at the Queen’s Theatre. I had the opportunity to watch Les Miserables and I have to say it was a cultural life changing experience! The quality of the performance, the stage costumes and the stage decor was second to none. If you visit London, you can’t miss an outstanding performance at the theatre. Prepare for tears to roll!

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Madison Terrace Bar & Lounge

Enjoying fancy rooftops? Me too! Madison Terrace Bar & Lounge had to be in my guide of Best Places in London because the views you get from there are just stunning. Bonus, you can even wait for the golden hour and take some amazing photos on the terrace. Expect it to be a little bit busy during this time of year, but if you arrive there at around 3pm you should be able to get a table in 20 minutes. Enjoy a glass of Moët and forget about your tired legs!

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Tower Bridge Area & Sparkling Afternoon Tea

After your champagne on the terrace, what do you think about an English afternoon tea with direct views on the Tower Bridge? It doesn’t get more English than that! Book your afternoon tea experience at the Tower Hotel and expect loads of delicious cakes and sandwiches. Go for the sparkling afternoon tea and add a glass of Prosecco. It’s also your chance to try some Scones – the traditional British dessert that goes so well with the sparking wine. Then, you can have an evening walk in the Tower Bridge area on the river Thames.

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I hope you’re even more excited to visit London now! If you don’t have the time to do everything included in my Best Places in London guide, pick at least one place because trust me you will have an absolute blast.

If you’re new around here, I’m Andrada and started my website to make women feel more confident in who they are & their personal style. Subscribe to my blog if you haven’t done so already and let’s keep in touch over on Instagram! 🙂

Enjoy your trip,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello everyone,

Don’t you just love it when you can do a little staycation from time to time? The first time I actually stayed in London for a ‘so-called’ staycation was last weekend. I picked Shoreditch as my go to, because it reminds me of the Northern Quarter in Manchester – you can find it all, from fancy bars to niche coffee places. Keep on reading to find out more about how you could turn your own city into a holiday spot, or how to most enjoy London’s Shoreditch if you’ve never visited.

Where to stay

If you’re looking for a cute & fun accommodation, pick Point A Hotels where you can turn your room into a colourful dance floor which comes in handy if you want to capture some cool pictures! They offer an excellent customer service and a great A-list which you can use for discounts at partner brands (restaurants, beauty salons, bars). Some of them are Ballie Ballerson, Shoreditch Nails, Rascals – looks super fun, Lanzana Café and many others. All of these are walking distance from the hotel which is great for a change when it comes to London.

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For me, the best part was the breakfast which they call ‘the brekkie’. The area is really stylish and the breakfast was delicious: we had fruit, granola, different types of pastry. I love a great breakfast, so this was a winner for me – guilty for trying everything!

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What to do

Shoreditch is such a fun place! We went to Ballie Ballerson where we danced and played around in their three available ball pits – such a great laugh! I have to say, the person who came up with this idea was a genius – a playground for grownups! We then had a bar crawl to different places around Shoreditch. There’s something fun for everyone, you just need to look up the places first or let yourself go with the vibe.IMG_4946.JPG

What to eat & drink

The pizza at Ballie is absolutely delicious. This was my second time visiting them, and for the first time I went for the bottomless Prosecco and pizza, so I tried all of them. My favourite ones are the BBQ chicken and the Mozzarella & Pesto. Try the David Bowie cocktail – it comes with your own glitter lipstick which is quite unique.

You have to visit Shoreditch and pay the Point A Hotel a visit! It’s your ticket to an unforgettable weekend for sure.

Until next time,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello my lovelies and Happy New Year,

Either you started the new year with a resolution and new plans or you simply just went on with it, you clearly must have felt something inside when the new year had started. Inevitably, the idea of new beginnings is somehow implemented in our minds by the way the world works, but you don’t have to feel the social pressure. You just have to do everything you can to make yourself happy and that’s all that matters. That’s why, today I am giving you top tips on how to start the year positive and feel at your best while doing so.

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Start by changing your vocabulary with action words

Positive talking inspires positive thinking. Believe it or not, when we say something out loud, our subconscious mind fully believes it. If you say ‘I hope to get a good grade on my Marketing exam’ it will actually translate to your subconscious as ‘There are chances I won’t get that exam’. Start by replacing ‘hope’ with ‘will’ and your results will change significantly. Just notice the difference a verb can make in the statement ‘I will get get a good grade on my Marketing exam’. Same goes for verbs such as ‘could’ or ‘may’. Powerful vocabulary will empower you to achieve everything you plan.

Talk positively about your life experiences

Have you noticed how often we complain about stuff? How we tend to blame others or other circumstances for our ‘bad experiences’? Susan Jeffers stated that we are a result of how we react to different situations in our lives and we only have two options: to choose to be happy or to moan and groan. Next time you’re facing an unpleasant situation such as a card loss, traffic jam, delays and so on, keep your strength and just go on with it as there’s nothing you could do about the situation, but make the most of it. How? If my train or flight is delayed I focus on getting work done instead, or if I lose a credit card (which I did last month), I just order a new one and feel happy no one has used it contactless. Instead of complaining to others about these ‘injustices’ take yourself from the position of a victim to one of a powerful positive person and you’ll gain so much more.

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Stop judging others and surround yourself by positive people

Sometimes we feel unhappy about others, but judging someone else frequently is a time waste. Wait until you understand the whole context until you can form an opinion for yourself. Ask yourself ‘Why did that action of hers bothered me so much?’ Most of the time it’s you who is taking things in a wrong way or get upset because your own frustrations, but you need to assess the situation objectively to put your finger on it. You should stay away from people who are not supporting your growth and surround yourself by kind and loving people like yourself.

Say ‘yes’ more often

It’s so easy to say no and shut the door to people and opportunities. I often fell into this trap, but I choose to say ‘yes’ as often as possible. Let’s make time to meet our good friend for coffee or go to the gym more often. Life is a series of amazing opportunities that we only need to respond to.

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Bring out your colours

And if you thought there’s nothing like positive dressing, for me it definitely is. Wearing nudes or colours brings a lot more positives in my life. You should try it too.

I feel so happy I shared this with you today and truly hope it will change your attitude towards life for the better. It will take a while to make the changes, but practice my tips everyday and you’ll live a more positive life.

 

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Have a fabulous 2019,

NotAGirlyGal

It’s almost Christmas Time! Are you running out of time for your Christmas shopping? Or are you looking for the latest bits and bobs to complete it? You’re in the right place! Have a look at these quick wins when it comes to gifts for 7 personality types!

For your special one

Mini perfume collection and a bottle of Prosecco.

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I gifted this to my mum last year, just because she had a similar set when I was little, so it had a deep meaning for us. I think a set of luxury perfumes is a nice addition for the person who already has everything in terms of beauty. You can find this set in airports or online, but I would get it from the airport as it’s faster. Additionally, you can add a bottle of Prosecco or chocolate! 

For the fashion lover

Bags are always so loved by fashionistas – you would make them so happy with a bag for sure! You would have to do a bit of research around the type of bags she likes. If you don’t remember exactly, have a look on her social media and start by observing patterns in her bag choices. Does she like small bags or business bags where she can fit her whole life in?

Christmas Gift Ideas for 7 Personality Types for the Last-Minute Shopper NotAGirlyGal Guess BagWe all have that friend who travels with her laptop and all other essential things in her bag (I’m that friend) or the ones who prefer to travel light! It would be an added bonus to purchase from her favourite brand, just ensure she doesn’t have it already before you place your order. Find a small bag option here and a medium / large one here.

For the shoes addict

I have a friend obsessed with shoes. If you have one as well, then the shoes option is such an excellent idea! You’ll go down in gift history with this one. Similar to the bag idea, ensure you know the type of shoes and brand she prefers. I’ll give you a pair of high heeled shoes, but also a low heel option.

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For the gourmet 

Classy taste? For the gourmets in our life, going for food would be an absolute winner. A pleasure to the buds would be a hamper made all by yourself tailored to his / her favourite treats. In mine, I included a Hollandaise cheese platter, a special bottle of wine, caviar and olive spread. I digged out the internet for some options that you can find below.Christmas Gift Ideas for 7 Personality Types for the Last-Minute Shopper NotAGirlyGal Cheese

Similar – Waitrose Cheese Platter

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For the coziness lover 

Does this person enjoy creating a cosy atmosphere every time you visit her? Does she enjoy lounging and indulging? Then, create her the perfect scenario! Go for a Christmas onesie, a pair of fluffy slippers, a beauty soap, a beauty mask and a box of special chocolate. Look for a special candle that she can have lit while she’s relaxing with her beauty mask on! I included links to what I can find online for my chosen items. 

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Christmas Onesie

Similar Slippers

Hand made beauty soap

Scented Candle 

Mozart Chocolates 

For the Travel Lover

Is your friend always going away and you barely see her? Then clearly, she loves her travels. For the travel lover go for something like a travel pillow or a passport holder set! You might think she already has these, but it’s always good for her to diversify. Don’t we all think we don’t have enough clothes or shoes? It goes the same way with these things too!

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Passport Case 

For the beauty addicts

Hello beauty lovers, I salute your beauty rituals. Beauty addicts always love to try new products and always welcome more products to their collection which makes it super easy for us when we’re looking for their perfect gift. Are you a last-minute shopper? Think about offering them a full ritual, from start to finish. Start with make-up removers that your friend will use to ‘take the day off’. Next, consider adding a Lush bath bomb and a face mask to make sure they’ll fully relax. For the wow factor, add in a bottle of Champagne that she can enjoy during her bath. I personally love to drink Champagne in the bath tub, so your friend might as well!

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Lush Bath Bomb

Lancôme Make-Up Remover & Toner

Ikea Face Towels

Korika Face Mask

Champagne

For the book warm

The best Christmas gift you can make a book lover is the book Feel the Fear… but do it anyway by Susan Jeffers. This book will change their lives and encourage their positive thinking, empowering them to become powerful. It clearly had an impact on how I see life and made me moan less and focus on enjoying life instead. We all have two options: to complain or to just go with it & deal with it. The subconscious mind will always listen to the conscious mind, so when you complain or think you’re not good enough, your subconscious mind will believe it. Read this book and discuss it with your friends because it’s truly inspiring. You can gift this book to anyone you’d like to encourage to grow.

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I designed this help list of Christmas Gift Ideas for 7 Personality Types especially for you as a thank you gift for reading and supporting my blog. I wish you the best holiday season and a lot of inspiration when you do your shopping for your loved ones! What would you like to receive from the above? 

Please note these links are not affiliate links. 

Happy Holidays,

NotAGirlyGal 🎄❤️

Hello girls,

How have you been? I’ve been enjoying London’s little treasures lately as I feel really festive as Christmas is just around the corner! On this note, I have teamed up with Adriana  to give you some good business and styling advice that you can trust to follow going forward in 2019. Make the most out of it!

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Andrada: Hi, Adriana! Thank you for joining me today in this pretty location and thank you for the Salted Caramel Macaron tip – it’s delicious. The reason why I picked you to give us insight into these is because you’re really successful with your own business and breaking it into online courses! First of all, what is your blog about and why did you decide to go into blogging?

Adriana: Since I was a little girl I wanted to be a model however as I didn’t fulfil the necessary conditions I didn’t follow this path. My dreams however stayed in my mind unrealized. Years later I’ve discovered that I can combine my passion for fashion and photography into a fashion & lifestyle blog. Now, I can say that this was the best present I could give to myself. I present a variety of my own fashion style, fashion tips, product reviews, healthy recipes etc. to please my readers.

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Andrada: That’s absolutely amazing. Congratulations for following your dream and working towards it no matter what! I feel that women need to motivate themselves and be their biggest supporters, even when no one is! Could you give us one piece of advice for a woman starting her own business now?

Adriana: Thank you, Andrada! You’re right! When you start your own business you fear that no-one would buy anything from you, no-one cares about it, no-one is interested, the competition is high and it’s not worth the hassle but these are only the unnecessary thoughts you say to yourself. Don’t doubt in yourself, just follow your dreams and believe that you’re worth everything but good in your life. We attract what we think of, so stay positive. Always.

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Andrada: Who is your role model? What inspires you?

Adriana: It may sound strange but I aim to inspire and motivate myself at all times. I don’t have a role model, I don’t compare myself to others, competitors, top bloggers. I prefer a healthy balance in life, I choose to be me, be positive, unique and true.

Andrada: That’s great! I love how positive you are – I see a great strength in you and I am happy that you’re thinking that way. Talking about fashion now, as we’re going towards the colder season, what items do you recommend women to wear and what are your top 3 items?

Adriana: I cannot imagine cooler season of autumn/winter without a comfortable warm boots, a nice colour coat and accessories that are not to be missed like a wooly hat, scarf and gloves. I always aim to pick a colourful coat and hats as a stylist and a woman I believe we should add more colour into our outfits as it simply improves our mood. My today’s outfit is a great example of this statement. Don’t you agree? You can find me on social media or my blog. Lots of love lovelies and have an amazing festive season!

Andrada: Thank you Adriana for joining me today and I wish you the best of luck with your blogging business! ☺️

Connect with Adriana on: Instagram, Facebook  and blog.

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Check out my responses to these questions on Adriana’s blog – I’m giving tips on starting a business and staying motivated during though times, also you’ll get some insight into my role models.

Let me know in the comment section, how do you keep yourself motivated?

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello my favourite readers,

How’s down for some beach summer essentials? I sure am! These items are surely super familiar to you, but sometimes it just happens that we forget some when packing – just like I did this time around (that hat is not mine by the way). I’ll share with you the items I swear by when hitting the beach.

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This is ALL I take with me on the beach (plus a towel). Only five items to fully enjoy the day!

Most needed: Hat and Evian Facial Spray

If I were to pick the most used ones: clearly, the hat and the facial spray. It gets really warm on the beach and a nice fresh water spray will do wonders. I really like this one by Evian, although I’ve been using the La Roche Posay one and it’s a bit more refreshing.

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Necessary: Garnier Sunscreen!

Up next: sunscreen! I feel that a 30 SPF one, will protect you from the sun rays, but you’ll still get a nice tan. I never burn my skin, but I’ve tested it on my friends too. Plus, Garnier’s Sunscreen range never disappoints.

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Keeping a beautiful face: Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 

Obviously, I need my sunglasses on – to avoid ugly wrinkles and ah yeah, see a bit better in full light.

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Optional: JBL 

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You might have noticed that JBL there – A speaker on the beach can cause a bit of controversy. If it’s a quiet beach, just be mindful of others and play it on low or not at all. I didn’t really play music on mine as everyone was chilling and it was a different kind of vibe.

Now, your turn – are you using a facial spray on the beach? Let me know! I’m addicted to them 🙂

Lots of Love,

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Hello everyone,

Hope you’re enjoying the sun and beautiful weather this summer! 💋  Right now, I’m sharing with you three of my beloved places to visit in Europe, so you can get the feel of the place and book your own trip to one of these beautiful destinations.

Travelling has always been second nature to me, mostly because my mum was super keen on it and was taking us all over the world with her. Now, I’ve grown to enjoy it and have my own reasons why. It’s mostly because I love seeing how other people live, how things are done in different parts of the world, admire the architecture and to taste the food. I admit, narrow streets and food are so important when it comes to travelling as I feel they set the mood of the place (It’s just my thing).

Mallorca Island

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I absolutely love this island! If you ever go, I would highly recommend you hiring a car and visit a lot around. We’ve been on a one day road trip from El Arenal to Cap de Formentor and it was the highlight of our holiday. Our first stop was Valldemossa, and then Soller – traditional Spanish villages where you can wander around the narrow streets and buy little souvenirs from boutiques.

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Then, we continued the journey to Port de Soller where we spend 2 hours on the beach. At the end of the day, we watched the sunset in Cap de Formentor.

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Palma, the capital city of the Island, is wonderful! It reminds me of Barcelona in a way, but you can feel the Arabic influence a bit more. I had an amazing Tapas near the Cathedral!

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Why choose Mallorca?

Different from Ibiza, Mallorca has its nightlife, but I would recommend the island for relaxation and culture exploration!

Costa Brava: Lloret del Mar and Barcelona

The Spanish vibes are in bloom in Costa Brava! You get night life, amazing food and lots of things to do. We stayed in Lloret del Mar and visited Barcelona a couple of times. Here’s a picture from Lloret where the sea colours are amazing – probably the best I’ve seen.

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It was a non-traditional trip actually, we didn’t care about relaxation, but rather exploring and doing everything the place had to offer. This was our birthdays getaway, and on my birthday we hired a quad to go around the area and it was amazing!

Not to mention, Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and its Barceloneta beach stole my heart!

Barceloneta Beach

Why choose Costa Brava?

We had loads of fun, so if you’re looking for a trip where you’d do stuff, Costa Brava is for you!

 

Tuscany: Florence 

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Ah, my absolute love is Italy! You already know it, I guess, but I can’t help but say it. My best friend Mercy is from Florence and one Spring we decided to go there for a weekend break. The city is so beautiful and its narrow streets got me. It’s full of history and art museums that you would highly enjoy.

Food wise – We had the best sea food pasta and Prosecco at Cafe Giubbe Rosse. Cheers to that!

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We visited from Chianti (the winery) to Pisa and all Florence in around 3 or 4 days. If you’re for the hunt of culture, food & wine, then you know the place.

Why choose Florence?

Book your trip to Florence if you love amazing food and full of history streets. Museums are great here too, including the house of Galileo Galilei!

P.S: Have you seen my article on the Summer Swimwear 2018: Hottest Pieces Available in Stores?

Lots of love,

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