My dream vanity is finally here

Two years ago I started blogging on Google Blogspot. My first blog was about my creative solution on having a kind of a vanity. Because of my low budget, I made a space in my closet and bought a medium sized mirror… and violà… there I had it, my own tiny vanity. I was very happy with it and very proud of myself. 

It’s also exactly three years ago that I got enthusiastic about make up, watching a lot of tutorials on YouTube. A year later I had my tiny vanity. And today, I got my dream vanity. It’s amazing, I had a vanity with a big mirror in my teenage years. But when I went abroad to study, I never missed it. And I never thought of having a vanity again, until this last three to two years. And now it’s a reality. The mirror I got last year, the vanity I bought this month, and the last three years I got enough experience on applying make up. So all it’s in place now to really enjoy my vanity. 

 During my summer holidays in Italy, I did some serious shopping. I wanted to post a haul, I’ll just add here what I bought. 

I bought some storage boxes at MUJI on the Go. I bought some make up and skin care products at Sephora, and some nailpolish at Kiko. I also got some beauty products at L’Occitane and Lush. I am a very lucky girl and can’t wait to try all the goodies I got. 

Since last year I’ve been blogging on WordPress, now I feel like this is also a closure to this period that started three years ago. And it’s been great, I’ve learnt a lot but now it’s time to say goodbye. This is an experience that cannot be taken away from me. Now it’s time for me to learn new things. Thank you all that following me on this short blog journey, keep up the good work.


Just don’t do it

language: a feminist guide

This week everyone’s been talking about an article in the Economist explaining how men’s use of language undermines their authority. According to the author, a senior manager at Microsoft, men have a bad habit of punctuating everything they say with sentence adverbs like ‘actually’, ‘obviously’, ‘seriously’ and ‘frankly’. This verbal tic makes them sound like pompous bullshitters, so that people switch off and stop listening to what they’re saying. If they want to be successful, this is something men need to address.

OK, people haven’t been talking about that article—mainly because I made it up. No one writes articles telling men how they’re damaging their career prospects by using the wrong words. With women, on the other hand, it’s a regular occurrence. This post was inspired by a case in point: a piece published last month in Business Insider, in which a former Google executive named Ellen Petry Leanse…

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