April disappeared, as fast as you could say: "When is Spring going to happen anyway!?" and it's time for another boring Monthly Favorites post! This month was excessively gloomy and so was my mood, but I was able to find joy in the simple pleasures like, abusing my body to perform push ups and making fun of my smaller cat, for being as stupid as a slipper.
Amid these mature activities, I was able to gather a few precious things, that made my Month a little less gloomy. So here they are!
(photo source) Favorite Read
Thanks to the awesome bloggers "The Book Thieves" I was able to encounter this book and devour it like cold beer on a Hugh Jackman movies marathon.
I would strongly recommend this to anyone who wants to write nonfiction and to anyone who hasn't even thought about writing, and thinks that the whole process is just a needle in the ass.
William Zinsser's writing is warm and engaging. He appreciates individuality and the fact that every person has his own style of writing, but still manages to give you tons of advice on how to expand this style. Perhaps the best advice for me was "KEEP IT SIMPLE". I never knew I could keep it simple! I always thought that you have to write inhumanly long pretentious sentences, while holding a glass of martini and an olive... so glad I was wrong!
Favorite Japanese Thingy
Yup, my April favorite is a simple boring notebook! But what I love about it, is that it's fat and juicy, perfect for my Japanese grammar. It's made from recycled paper and has a peculiar vintage feel. I picked this particular one, because the eagle looks like he's screaming at me. Whenever I don't feel like studying, I just have to glance towards the judgmental eagle shouting: "You stupid shit, why you no study!"
You all know I'm no fancy pants! I rarely use any cosmetics, other than eyeliner and lipstick and I always buy the cheapest products and hope for the best. So, when my sister bought me Vichy's special edition box I was kind of skeptical. Other than the fact, that the box itself looks like something I would kill for, I didn't think it would make me look pretty. But I was pleasantly surprised.
Who wouldn't kill for that!
The product that did the trick for me was the Idealia Life Serum. Don't know if you guys know it already, but the Idealia Life Serum is a serum that helps the skin fight behavioral aging, or said with human words- it recovers the skin from: stress, pollution, smoke, UV rays and unbalanced diet. The formula of the serum is said to:
- Freshen the complexion
- Even the skin tone
- Refine pores
- Illuminate the skin
Maybe I've got a placebo thing going on, but after two weeks of using this, my skin feels fresh, energetic, soft and looks much more radiant.
One thing the serum didn't achieve though, is to refine the pores. They're as shitty as ever! (sniff)
Have you guys used this serum?
Favorite Fashion Find
I first saw this dress on Zara's website and I fell in love with the bare back. But like most good things in life, this dress costed a fortune and I had to fight the urge, to punch myself in the stomach for being so poor. I was euphoric when I saw the same dress, brand new with the label intact, for half the price, on "olx.bg" (It's basically the Bulgarian equivalent of Ebay). I'm showing you just the half of it, because I'm planing on making an outfit post with it and I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise *_*
So these are my April favorites. Hope you guys didn't snooze or anything. Tell me what are your April Favorites?