Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lincoln




Yesterday I watched the Oscar winning movie Lincoln, which is based on the last year of Abraham Lincoln’s life.  I feel it’s an important movie to watch and it actually made me cry a few times and I just wanted to share with you two quotes/scenes from the movie that really spoke to me.


Thaddeus Stevens speaks to The House:

How can I hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands stinking, the moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio, proof that some men ARE inferior, endowed by their maker with dim wits impermeable to reason with cold, pallid slime in their veins instead of hot blood! You are more reptile than man, Mr. Pendleton, so low and flat that the foot of man is incapable of crushing you! Yet even YOU, Pendleton, who should have been gibbetted for treason long before today, even worthless, unworthy you deserve to be treated equally before the law! And so again, I say that I do not hold with equality in all things, only with equality before the law!


Lincoln to his wife Mary about grief:

I couldn't tolerate you grieving so for Willie because I couldn't permit it in myself, though I wanted to, Mary. I wanted to crawl under the earth, into the vault with his coffin. I still do. Every day I do. Don't speak to me about grief. 
I must make my decisions, Bob must make his, you yours. And bear what we must, hold and carry what we must. What I carry within me, you must allow me to do it, alone as I must. And you alone, Mary, you alone may lighten this burden, or render it intolerable. As you choose.



xoxo Alexa J.


 

Honesty and trying harder





When starting this blog I had some goals I wanted to reach with it. First of all I wanted to explore my creativity by making interesting content; photographing, writing etc. I wanted it to make myself better at those things by having an outlet and a reason to do them more often. This place was meant to be somewhere where I could share my interests, my passions and my work, with whoever that would be interested.
But so far I’ve failed at achieving any of that.
Every day I get inspired by all the amazing people in this world and it would take me my lifetime to appreciate each of them as they should be and I still would not have appreciated them enough. I admit that sometimes my little brain gets confused and gets envious and jealous, only sometimes. But what that leaves me with is a feeling of failure and emptiness. I feel like I’m worth nothing, what have I done that’s worth to be appreciated? Am I good at anything? Am I inspiring, interesting, am I worth looking up to?

“A real loser is someone who’s so afraid of not winning he doesn’t even try”
Grandpa, Little Miss Sunshine


Loser, according to this quote, that’s exactly what I’ve been. With a dash of laziness in it too I suppose. That’s my conclusion and now I have to remember to not be afraid. To do what I want to do. And whatever dreams or goals I might have, I have to pursue them. But I have to work hard to get to my goals, to make my dreams come true. Practice makes master.

Note to self: Don’t be a loser!



Friday, March 13, 2015

home library






 



Yes, I'm one of those girls.
I'm dreaming of a house where I can have an office/library filled with books and all kinds of random stuff.
And I love looking at pictures of such places; I even have a whole pinboard dedicated to books and everything book related.
There's just something so magical about them and life without them would be so boring.


picture source: pinterest


xoxo Alexa J.





Thursday, March 5, 2015

Say you love me




When paying a visit to my family in Poland recently, I fell in love with Jessie Ware.
My cousing had the song "Say you love me" playing in her car when we were driving somewhere and the song stuck in my head. Next time we drove her car the song was on repeat.
Since then I've checked out some more of her music.
I must admit that her songs, at least the three I've been listening to most, "Say you love me", "Wildest moments" and "Tough Love", could easily be included on the soundtrack for "50 Shades of Gray". Because the lyricks fit perfectly. In fact she has one song on there, "Meet me in the middle", but it doesn't make my top 3 Jessie Ware list.
Which is:

1. Say you love me


2. Wildest momets
(I adore her outfit in this)


and 
3. Tough Love



what Jessie Ware songs do you like?

xoxo Alexa J.



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pusia





Just to take a little brake from posting about nails I wanted to introduce you to my cat.
Her name is Pusia, pretty standard cat name in Poland, and she is the most beautiful cat I've ever seen.
She lives with my parents and I love to cuddle with her as much as I can when I'm there.
Last time I also took some pictures while we were decorating the tree outside since it was December the 1st.

Pusia


Pusia #2



Pusia #3



 Thank you so much for reading :)
xoxo
Alexa J.



   

Monday, November 25, 2013

Lady Like & Some Enchanted Evening







Ever since Ingrid (missglamorazzi) mentioned this combination in one of her videos, I wanted it.
This summer I finally got my hands on both of these beauties, 
Deborah Lippmann's 'Some Enchanted Evening' and Essie's 'Lady Like'.

Lady Like is such a beautiful natural, soft colour. I love how it makes my hands look, so
lady like, hahaha, sofisticated and delicate.

essie - lady like (two coats)

Some Enchanted Evening adds just that something something to the manicure.
Honestly I can't stop looking at my hands when I have it on. Especially in the sunlight.
This combination is perfect for those special events like summer weddings and prom.
It's so soft and not in your face while it's still something special.


lady like & some enchanted evening






Hope you like this post ;)
xoxo
Alexa J.






      

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chalk Dust









Chalk Dust is the other nail polish that I have from Maybelline's Polka Dots collection
and it is the one with clear base.
Having that in mind I figured I need to put it on top of a coloured nail polish and started looking through my polishes to find the perfect mach.
When I came over Inglot's 307, I immediately thought, this is it, it's perfect.
Do you know why, because it reminded me of bees, yellow, black and white.
Of course you can put it on top of whatever colour you want to but I thought this bee theme would be cute.

 Two coats of 307 by Inglot. You can see that it is darker by my cuticles, it was more visible in real life

 So I decided to put one more coat on. This is how three coats look like.

You can only do one nail with Chalk Dust to add something extra to your mani,
or go all the way and paint all your nails with it. Both work great.


What do you think? Do like Chalk Dust?
xoxo Alex J.