Lady in gold
I met this woman in my Moscow trip a couple of weeks ago when strolling down the old streets of the Red Square. She wore this pretty traditional dress that made me fall in love with everything about it. The silky golden flares and the patterned jacket. The women here are really stylish and charming. Their colorful and interesting styles really inspired me. I am totally in love with the Moscow style, culture, art, music and architecture. Basically almost everything!
“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
“I was quiet, but I was not blind.”
“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
“Perhaps it is our imperfections that makes us so perfect for one another.”
“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy. But, like everyone else, it must be in my own way.”
“And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.”
“Know your own happiness.”
There are many good things about donating stuff. You can make other people happier and you get to contribute to a better environment.
Here is a list on a few suggestions of things you can donate, both old and new!
• Clothes: If you have a pile of old clothes at home you don’t wear anymore, why not give them away? Remember to wash and make them look presentable before you give them away.
• Toys: Why not make other kids happier by giving them old footballs and toy cars?
• Books: Give away your old books that you wont be reading anymore
• School supplies: This could be old school bags and textbooks that are still in good shape, new notebooks for the pupils to write and take notes. The possibilities are endlessly big!
• First aid kits:
“What you seek is seeking you.”
The fall is here with its yellow leaves and cold winds, welcoming the cosy sweaters and wind dried hair (unfortunately). But, there are ways to keep your hair clean and healthy, without wasting too much time and energy. Here are some old but gold tips for making your hair shine throughout the entire season:
- Make sure to always keep your hair clean. There are those days when we get to tired to do anything at all, including washing our own hair. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it. Don’t wait for washing your hair tomorrow, unless it’s in the middle of the night or your hair is already clean. If you leave your hair dirty and greasy for many days, the risks are that it will affect your skin and make you more frustrated and stressed out.
- But do not wash your hair every day! Doing so could cause more split ends and strip of its natural oils, drying out your scalp and hair. Try washing your hair every two or three days and you will see your hair looking effortlessly soft and shiny.
- Do not rinse with hot water when showering. There are many cons of using hot water, including easier damage to your hair. Here are some great benefits of using cold water when showering.
- Avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet. Wait until it dries before you do it.
- Let your hair air-dry instead of using the blow dryer.
- Avoid the hair roots when using the conditioner. A thumb rule is to put it on ¾ of your hair.
- Give yourself some free time and try on some hair masks. There are many home remedy recipes for making your hair stronger and healthier.
- Trim your hair at least once or a couple of times every year to prevent some split ends.
- Protect your hair in the wind. Use beanies or hats to protect your head and hair from the wind and rain.
- Avoid overusing hair products and colouring your hair, if it is not necessary. There tend to be chemicals in these products that may dry out your hair and make it brittle.
- Give yourself a scalp massage. A good head massage will make you feel more relaxed and less stressed out. It will also stimulate your hair roots and help your hair grow faster.
- Brush your hair the right way. Work your way from the bottom to the top. This will minimalize the risks of harming your hair.
“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.”
– Astrid Lindgren
My dad found this old hair accessory a while ago, since he knew how much I loved vintage things. Although I have never used it, looking at the golden hair clip makes my day a little bit brighter, as if it came from an ancient time.