Monday, 16 October 2017

OOTD: The 2 Minute Outfit


Damn it! I am going to be late yet again! I was about to pick up my fellow bloggers to drive to the Herbio bloggers event hosted in Žalec. I was already dressed up but I was not feeeeling my outfit, you know what I mean? :( Then I spotted my Zara faux-leather (I refuse to support leather, but faux-leather is my jam, girl!) skirt and decided to work around it. When you are in a hurry, I advise you to pick up one basic piece and go from there. I know I can create various looks with a basic faux-leather skirt (e.g. I was dressing it up for the Niagara Music Video Premiere event, if you remember; click here to see it). Now I decided to dress it down for a bit more casual look. A knit sweater from Zara, knee-high boots from Princess and a thin coat from Primark to throw over my shoulders-that's it. You know your girl won't leave the house without some glasses, and this time I also decided to wear my new Zlatarna Celje Elixa wallet as an accessories. I liked the whole fall-color-scheme I created in the end, so I decided that a nude matte Golden Rose Slovenija lipstick would go perfectly with it; this one is in number 22. Of course I had to take a few pics for you first, then I picked up my babes and off we went! Cheers to new (fall) adventures!💞














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Sunday, 15 October 2017

La Roche Posay: Serozinc+Giveaway


Prehodna obdobja so zmeraj malce "tricky". Zmeda nastane tako pri garderobi, vremenu, počutju-sama pa prehodno obdobje najbolj začutim na svoji koži. Takrat moj tip kože ne spada pod nobenega. Če se spomnite objave izpred nekaj let, sem bila eno jesen tako obupana zaradi rdečice, občutka suhosti,  mastne T-zone (naenkrat!), da sem nekega dne ostala doma, in na svojo kožo dajala vse vrste olj in maž (naenkrat!), da bi umirila stanje. 


To jesen sem dobila priložnost, da stestiram izdelek La Roche Posay-Serozinc, ki je po svojem bistvu pravzaprav tonik (in ker sem v prejšnji oceni negovalnih izdelkov La Roche Posay napisala, da iz svoje LRP negovalne rutine pogrešam le tonik, sem ponudbo seveda sprejela, saj vem, da moja koža na izdelke LRP reagira zelo dobro). Na prvi pogled gre ponovno za izdelek, ki bi bil primeren za mojega fanta: gre za tonik za mastno, problematično kožo,  ki umirja iritacije na koži ter blaži tudi razdraženo kožo po britju. Po drugi strani pa ima zaradi termalne vode LRP zdravilne učinke; kožo hrani, osveži, ter vlaži; prav tako pa odpravlja tudi rdečico, občutek napetosti ter srbenje, kar pa je idealna kombinacija zame in tako LRP izdelke spet lahko uporabljava oba. Rezultat uporabe je torej mehka, globinsko navlažena in pomirjena koža. Izdelek je primeren za tudi za sončne opekline, primeren pa je tudi za nego kože dojenčkov in otrok. 




Sama izdelek preizkušam kakšen teden. Najraje zjutraj, ko si očistim kožo (ali z micelarno vodico ali z gelom) in preden se odpravim v fitnes. Mojo kožo tonik navlaži, hkrati pa se ne svetim in mi daje matiran videz. Ko se vrnem iz fitnesa, kožo med tuširanjem očistim, nato pa sledi globinska nega s tonikom in kremo za obraz (vse o tej negi lahko prebereš tukaj). 




Tokrat ti dajem priložnost, da tonik stestiraš tudi TI in mi po kakšnem tednu ali dveh sporočiš, kako si z izdelkom zadovoljen/-na, velja? Vse, kar moraš storiti je, da mi pod tole objavo napišeš, ali že poznaš izdelke La Roche Posay ali se boš tokrat z njimi srečal/-a prvič. Upam, da boš prav ti srečen/-na nagrajenec/-ka! Držim ti pesti in ti želim čudovito, s soncem obsijano nedeljo!




Izdelek lahko naročiš tudi tukaj ali pa ga poišči v eni izmed lekarn :)

xx,









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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Kako se soočati z "online hejtom"? Anonimneži z jajci ali ljudje, ki so se končno pogledali v ogledalo?


V zadnjih dveh tednih sta me ustavili dve punci in obe začeli pripovedovati zgodbo v smislu: "Joj, ali veš kaj moja sošolka govori o tebi?" in "O moj bog, saj ne boš verjela, kaj sem slišala...". V obeh primerih, osebi, ki širita govorice, seveda zagrizeno spremljata vsak moj insta-story in moje življenje. Zakaj danes pišem tole? Ker sem se naslonila nazaj, poslušala, kar sta punci imeli za povedati, ohranila (iskreno) popolnoma mirno kri in nato menjala temo, kot da bi se pogovarjali o jogurtu, sama pa bi bila laktozno-intolerantna. Pred leti bi bila zgodba drugačna.  
YOU KNOW MY NAME. NOT MY STORY.

"Online hejt" doživim sicer zelo redko, govoric je verjetno (sigurno) več, vendar pridejo do mene verjetno samo kakšni 3% (včasih se vprašam  tudi, kakšen namen imajo ti 3%? ("It is one thing they talk shit about me, but why are they comfortable discussing shit with you?":)).

Včasih naletim na "online hejt" na kakšni drugi strani, blogu; najbolj zanimivo se mi zdi, da je oseba, ki širi negativo, večinoma podpisana kot "anonimnež". Hja, lahko se je skrivati. Meni to veliko pove. Na tej točki gre shoutout vsem mojim puncam in fantom (najsiboto blogging svet ali showbiznis), ki imajo, po domače povedano jajca, da se vsak dan znova izpostavijo svetu ter vsem "anonimnežem" in "pametnjakovičem s kavča". Ni lahko. Pa vendar nas, vas vaša vizija žene naprej.

Kaj je narobe s to situacijo? Anonimneži in tisti malo manj, kakor tudi vsi ostali, imamo danes skorajda neomejen dostop do spleta, kakor tudi komentiranja raznoraznih objav. Včasih se zdimo sami sebi neznosno smešni ali duhoviti, ko pustimo kakšen komentar, s katerim si pumpamo ego (berete kdaj sekcijo komentarjev na 24ur? No, niti jaz več) ali samo spopljuvamo osebo v danem članku.

Pozabljamo, da gre za resnične ljudi. Slišali in prebrali ste najmanj tisoče člankov, da so samomori med mladimi dandanes zelo pogosti. Mladi so danes največji uporabniki socialnih omrežij. Se vam zdi to naključje? Ali se vam zdi smešno, da se nekdo ubije, ker je nekdo pustil komentar pod profilko: "grd/-a si"? Sliši se banalno, češ, kdo bi storil kaj takega, saj je neumno. Pa pustimo samomore, če želite. Največji razlog izostajanja od pouka (po neki študiji za leto 2017): depresija. Če govorim iz lastne izkušnje, take stvari res niso šala. Tudi sama sem bila zelo dolgo v groznem mentalnem stanju, saj sem bila tarča takšnih in drugačnih posmehov na račun moje postave (tudi, ko me ni bilo skoraj nič skupaj. Tudi "skinny shaming" je nedopustno obnašanje!). Ali tega, da se moje mnenje velikokrat razlikuje od večine. Ali da me je enostavno "preveč". Ali da nosim preveč make-upa. Ena zbadljivka ni veliko. Sedaj pomnožite to s 5 in dodajte še "na dnevni bazi". Jaz sem jo še dobro odnesla, glede na stanje, ki ga opažam pri drugih.

Dejstvo je, da ne moremo biti in nismo vsem všeč, taka pričakovanja so nerealna. In čas je, da si nehamo laskati, da so nam vsi "fauš", če nas ne marajo. Soočiti se moramo s tem, da obstajajo posamezniki, ki živijo mimo nas, tako kot mi živimo mimo drugih, s katerimi nimamo popolnoma nič skupnega. Sama rada primerjam takšen odnos kot dve vzporednici (vsaj nekaj mi je ostalo od matematike, pa ko sem že mislila, da je ne bom več potrebovala:)): dve črti, dva odnosa, ki živita in potekata popolnoma mirno ena zraven druge, vendar se nikoli ne križata. Tako bi moralo biti.

Ampak Sindi, kaj pa je z ljudmi, ki se res vtikajo v naše življenje in govorijo grdo o nas? Ker nisem jaz Freud (ampak teorija obrambnih mehanizmov je super! Več o tem čez par sekund), lahko govorim samo iz lastne izkušnje. Dejstvo številka ena: moj krog prijateljev se je od gimnazije zmanjšal za skoraj polovico. Ne, to ni naključje. Dejstvo števika dve: tisti, ki imajo največ za povedati o nas, pridejo prvi po nasvet (ravno ta teden sem dobila v inbox sporočilo punce, ki mi čestita za moje uspehe, a vem, da je še pred nekaj časa širila veliko neresnic, kar je logično, saj me ne pozna. Kaj sem jaz naredila? Iz srca sem se ji zahvalila, kakor to storim vedno. Zakaj bi jo sovražila zaradi tega, kar je govorila? Saj je ne poznam. Vem pa, da močno potrebuje lepo misel, da negira vso nakopičeno sovraštvo. In ja, tudi lepo misel sem ji poslala). Ljudje, ki me resnično poznajo, vedo, da se za (pre)močnim mejkapom in včasih pretiranimi "insta pozami" skriva enaka "Sindi from the block", ki bo pomagala in šla na kavo z vsem in vsakim, ne glede na število followerjev ali kako se oblači. Gre samo za princip spoštovanja. Ti spoštuješ mene in moje delo, jaz spoštujem tebe in tvoje delo. Najbolj kul mi je bila izjava enega izmed mojih prijateljev, ki me pozna še iz ere B.I. (before Instagram): "Alo, stara, mene iskreno boli k*** za tvoje šminke. Ampak respektam tebe in to kaj delaš, svaka čast! Lajkam in preberem vsako objavo, saj me fascinira tvoja zagnanost!"


Zato, dragi in drage moje. Ko delate nekaj prav in iz srca, se bo veliko ljudi spotaknilo ob vas. Zakaj? Zaradi ogledala. Ker ko se pogledajo v vas, vidijo, da živite svoje sanje. Da ste šli za vsem, kar si oni želijo in to KLJUB vsemu, kar vam je življenje nagnetlo. Moja zgodba bi se, roko na srce, morala izteči drugače. Imela sem težavno otroštvo, finančne težave, probleme s težo, bila priča alkoholizmu,  imela sem anoreksijo, bulimijo, depresijo, anksioznost, pretresla me je smrt enega od staršev, pustil me je takratni fant,.. 99% takih ljudi konča drugje, kot sem jaz. Ali sem imela prekleto srečo? Ne. Svojo nakopičeno jezo sem usmerila v osebno rast. Ali sem jaz zdaj heroj? Ne. Jaz sem tukaj, da inspiriram tudi ostale: POJDITE ZA SVOJIMI SANJAMI NE GLEDE NA VSE IN TO KLJUB VSEMU! In "online hejterji", ki se ukvarjajo samo s tem, kaj ste naredili? Čez čas vas bodo spraševali, kako ste to naredili.
One love.

xx,








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Friday, 6 October 2017

OOTD: Urban Monochrome Mantra

"She was a true fighter, you could see it in her eyes. She was not born strong, she was made strong. She was sculpted to her her own hero when the world let her down, and she kept picking herself back up."











OUTFIT DETAILS:

Coat: Bershka
Dress: Tally Weijl
Shoes: Deichmann
Bag: H&M

xx,


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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

OOTD: September Issue(s)


I am sitting in Makalonca (a beautiful coffee place in the center of Ljubljana), somewhere in between events. One done, one to go. My heart is pounding like crazy but I am used to that adrenaline on hectic days when I have to be in a constant rush. I am watching Lljubljanica making her path and a young girl just lit her cigarette. I want one so badly. The sum of this morning: ruined pants: 1, ruined sweater, because I didn't close the car doors properly: 1, fights with my boyfriend:3, unnecessary fights with my boyfriend because I can be a nerve-rack: also 3. Over-analyzing every stupid detail: gazillion. And then out of nowhere, here it comes. Stillness. For a moment, I just stop and look around. Suddenly, I remember a little girl who dreamed of being able to write on her computer, take photos of everything, travel a lot and is constantly surrounded by (new) faces, learning things every single day. And out of the blue (literally), everything is okay. All the grey moments are forgotten and replaced by a puzzle of new faces I saw today. That girl is me now. It is okay. I suddenly taste a world of difference in my coffee...











Photography: The Simons' Lab

Outfit:

Jacket: Clark
Bag: HM
Shoes: Deichmann
Top: HM
Pants: Primark
Watch: Quartz

xx,

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Friday, 22 September 2017

Competition Prep Diaries 2: My New Training Split, Changes, Am I Lactose Intolerant?!


Welcome back! :)

This week was a really good one, I was on point with my training schedule and the diet went smooth as well. Yesterday, I was a bit cranky (the 4th low carb day is usually not a fun one; I will tell you more about what this means later), my mood started to alternate; I thought of something negative and that usually leads to another negative thought and that is when I fall off the wagon. I quickly recognized the pattern though, got my sh*t together and started working. When I was done, I cleaned the apartment. It sounds weird, but being busy often helps your mind not to buzz all the time about irrelevant stuff. Anyway.

This morning I had a training&check-in with my coach. Training with him is always hardcore and that's O.K., I really enjoy it (not at that time, of course;  but later, I am happy, I pushed through!); he is checking and correcting my form and I can really concentrate on pushing myself 100%. He also motivates me to be better;  when he brings like a heavy dumbbell and I say hell-I can't do that!, then he says-hell, of course, you can. And then I really can. Anyway, my form improved a little since our last check; I lost a little weight but we decided to make some minor changes in my diet and with my training because my legs and glutes are developing well (I train them 2x a week now) but my shoulders are a little behind. So, the new split will look like this:

DAY 1: Legs&Glutes (*glute focused)
DAY 2: Shoulders&Triceps&Calves
DAY 3: Back&Biceps&Abs
DAY 4: Legs&Calves
DAY 5: Shoulders&Abs&Chest

On top of that I do 4x40 min. cardio sessions/week  and 2x10-15 minutes of sprints/week and from now on, I will also throw in some additional ab exercises after cardio.

Today also marks the 5th day completely without dairy products (I mentioned this briefly on my instagram story). I really feel like a whole different person; I think, I might have been a little lactose intolerant because I saw major changes in ONLY 4-5 days! I don't feel as bloated and heavy, my tummy is flatter (not just in the morning), I feel great and I don't even miss dairy. When Mitja (my coach) said that there will be no milk, no cheese and other dairy product (except some cottage cheese or greek yogurt) on the menu, I dropped my jaw a little. How can I survive without my morning cafe-latte?! Well, surprise, surprise; now I drink my coffee black and I am still here. It is easier than you think, although there is some research on that cheese might actually be as addictive as some drugs and when people say, they don't think they can't live without cheese, they are too addicted, this might even be the truth. Anyway, I am staying dairy free; I feel good and I can fit into my good jeans even after a (dairy-free) meal. Win-win.


As far as my diet goes, I am doing one variation of carb-cycling; previously I had 4 low carb days and 1 higher carb day and then 4 low carb days again etc. From today on, I will be having only 3 low carb days and 1 higher carb day after that. I measure all my food precisely on the food scale (prep diet is very different than a regular diet; things have to be precise to work).  If you have any additional questions about that, let me know and we will discuss it. 

Today, I also earned one OFF meal but it has to be clean foods which means no ice cream or pizza; I will probably have a big bowl of some sort of pasta. In the beginning of next week, I will also tell you about my weekly results. When I will be that brave, photo material is also coming.


In the next post, I am planning to answer some of your questions. I know you have them because I have tons of them in my DM; now you have the opportunity to get them answered :)! Write them in the comment section below and you will get your answer in the next post:). Or you can just tell me, which one is your favourite Ben&Jerrys'. Haha.

yours truly (happy and carbed up today),



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