Current Favourites!

In my newest video I’m showing you some of my favourite makeup and beauty products, as well as clothes and accessories and some random things that I’ve been loving! I hope you’ll like it!

Xx

P.

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Motivation Revisited – 3 steps to start working motivated!

I hope you all had an amazing start to 2017!

 I started my year by returning to university for the exam period, and I have to say that I wasn’t quite satisfied with my performance. I always thought of myself as a very hard-working and motivated person, but finally I had to realise that I’ve lost this motivation throughout the last year. So I thought that I would share my story with you and tell you how I managed to realise that something was wrong, what exactly happened to my motivation and how I got it back at the end. I hope that this helps you if you feel like you’re working hard but something’s still missing and you’re struggling to find motivation.

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  1. Are you working hard or motivated?

Probably the hardest and longest part of this process is when you still do what you’ve been doing before, you’re working hard every day, but something’s just wrong. You’re missing that extra bit, the cherry on top. You meet all your deadlines, you reach the minimum of the word counts, you get a decent mark but that’s all. You don’t go back to make your work any better, you don’t put in the extra effort to delete the weak paragraph and change it. When it’s done, it’s done. This is what I’ve been doing for so long, and I didn’t understand why I wasn’t satisfied with any of my assignments or the marks that I got for them. I still worked really hard on them, right?

A friend of mine kept telling me how she stays awake the whole night to finish her assignments, and I know that in most cases this is just a sign of time management issues, but I realised that I was envious of her motivation. I would never be able to do an all-nighter, because I simply don’t care that much. And I started thinking: Am I doing everything I possibly can to improve? Am I doing all this work just to be done with it, or to make it actually good? Am I actually as hard-working as I thought I was?

  1. What is your goal?

It is very difficult to realise that you’ve been working hard instead of working motivated. But once you’ve done that, you can start focusing on how to find your motivation again. The first thing you need to do is set a goal. Without a goal, there is no motivation. They’re in a symbiosis. This goal can be a promotion at work, getting into a good university, or just a better performance in what you do. The point is that it should be something that makes you excited. A good goal will give you butterflies in your stomach, and it will make you happy just thinking about it.

So what I’ve done is that I started thinking about what I want to do after graduation, and I searched for some masters degrees that I might be interested in. And then the same thing happened to me as when I found the description of my BA degree that I’m doing now, two years ago: I just knew that it was perfect for me, that it was “my thing.” I might not actually end up doing that exact course, because a lot can happen in the next two years, but I think this was definitely the biggest step towards finding my motivation again.

  1. Start the change!

Once you have your goal, you need a plan. What do you have to do to achieve it? Are you willing to do EVERYTHING it takes to get there? It will take time to get into it. This change will not happen in a day. You just need to commit to your goal, and then not give up. You need to get into that mind-set where you feel motivated and are able to do the extra bit. That particular cherry on top I was talking about before. You need to be humble, and accept that it takes effort. You will be tired. You will think about giving up. But what matters is that you will carry on, because you have a purpose. It always takes sacrifice to achieve your dreams.

I already started this change, even though it was too late for my exams. I couldn’t do all the extra effort that I was supposed to do over a semester, but I promised myself that I would do it in the next one. I owe myself that I do everything I possibly can to be a better version of me. It will be hard to have a job and study at the same time, but it’s not impossible. Nothing’s impossible with motivation!

I hope that this post inspired you and helped you in the process of finding your motivation. Don’t forget that it’s better to try and fail than fail to try. You owe yourself to do something you love, even if it’s hard to get there! Let me know in the comments what it is that you would like to achieve this year, I would love to hear it!

Xx

P.

 

3 Fun Ways to Learn a Language

In my new video I’m sharing my top 3 tips to make language learning a bit more exciting and colourful, and to help you memorise vocabulary and grammar easier. Hope this helps and let me know in the comments if you have any questions or further advice! Hope you enjoy this video!

Xx

P.

Pieces of Inspiration #3

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The third part of the Pieces of Inspiration series is finally here! Obviously these are very personal posts, as I write all the quotes about my own thoughts, emotions and experiences. But this blog is exactly for sharing these things, for sharing a bit of my life, and I hope that this will help some of you. Enjoy!

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“If you ever feel hopeless, know that one day is enough to change everything. Change can happen when you least expect it. Believe me. Believe that one day, it will happen.”

“Surround yourself with people who love you, support you and believe in you. It might take a while to find them, but it will be worth the wait. You might have to be alone for a bit, but when it’s the right time the people who belong in your life will come. And stay.”

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 “The best things always happen when you finally decide to take a step out of your comfort zone. I know it is terrifying. But it is definitely worth it. Be brave, be confident, be you!”

“A true best friend will never hurt you, judge you, or make you cry. A true best friend will accept you for who you are, love you with your imperfections and help you through the hardest times. They are not meant to make your life any more difficult. They are meant to make it better, and this is why you must choose your friends carefully. If you give more than what you get, eventually you will end up being empty.”

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“And after a couple of years, you will realise that some people will never change. They will always stay the way that they are. And every time you start to have hope, they will crash it over and over again. Some people will only disappoint you. And it’s not worth it.”

“Don’t wait for support from other people. The only person whose support you need to achieve your dreams is YOU.”

“Be nice to those who are nice to you. Spread love with every word you say, appreciate every smile you get in response. There is more than enough negativity in the world, and you have to do everything you can to make a change, however small it is.”

 

3 of my New Year’s Resolutions

I feel like the beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your life – Did you achieve what you’ve planned for this year? Are you going in the right direction to get where you want to be? If you’re only at the beginning of the road, it is perfectly fine. Everyone needs to start somewhere. Why not kick off the New Year with an epic plan and an incredible amount of motivation? Let’s do this! Let’s make 2017 the best it can possibly be! Here are 3 of my new year’s resolutions to help you and give you some inspiration to design a life that you love living.

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1. Travel alone!

In 2016 I started buying postcards in every city or town that I went to so I have a small but gradually increasing collection: Amsterdam, Paris, Budapest, The Hague, Rouen, Split, London… My plan for 2017 is to extend it as much as I can. But I feel like it’s time for me to be more independent when I travel. Sometimes when you travel with other people you need to compromise and you might miss out on certain opportunities. You need to be completely alone to be able to really get to know a place and the people who live there, and this is definitely something I will keep in mind in 2017. I want to see more of the world this year, I want to immerse myself more in other cultures, I want to get to know people and learn about history. Let’s be open to the world in 2017, let’s work hard and make all the travel plans come true!

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2. Make time for the things that make you happy!

Sometimes it’s difficult to find time for the things you love doing while you’re busy running around campus the whole day, writing all the assignments and also doing a part-time job. In 2016 I realised that I’d really missed reading books and getting completely immersed in stories, so I decided to start reading every single day before going to sleep – whether it’s just one page or a two hour reading session to finish a novel. I made it a habit and I absolutely loved it, it was so good to switch off my phone every evening and go to bed feeling relaxed and calm. I want to keep this habit for the new year, and also make time for other things that I’ve missed doing and that make me happy – I want to be able to sit down and create something regularly: write, draw or paint. Life can be so much more than working all day and watching TV in the evening. So let’s do the things that make you happy, let’s create and inspire!

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3. Don’t compare yourself to others!

It is such a bad habit to let other people’s success make you feel like you’re worth less than them. If you keep looking at others instead of concentrating on yourself, the negativity caused by the thought that you’re less successful will drag you down. I always knew that I should only focus on my own journey because everyone’s different, but it is easier said than done. In 2017 I want to be more positive and believe that I can achieve anything. I want to stop comparing myself to others and concentrate on my own improvement. I don’t need to be where the others are. I just need to be always better than yesterday, always go one step forward on my own path. So believe that you can do it too! Believe in yourself.

I really hope that sharing my resolutions gave you some inspiration. I wish all of you a very successful and happy new year! I have a feeling that 2017 is going to be awesome, so I hope you are all just as excited as I am! It’s time to create a life that you love.

Xx

P.

My Top 5 Lipsticks for Autumn/Winter

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So recently I have been particularly obsessed with lipsticks. In my case this means going to Superdrug every Friday and spending more money on makeup than on my groceries. I have a problem. But it also means that I found some really amazing lipsticks in colours that are perfect for autumn and that I will definitely continue wearing during winter time as well. I thought I would show you my top 5 lipsticks to give you some makeup inspiration. And if you are looking for new lipsticks then you will already know that these ones are really good!

So here are some swatches of all five lipsticks to give you an overview, and then I will write down the names and exact colours separately. (The order is the same as in the first picture!)

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  1. Rimmel: The Only One Matte Lipstick – 200 Salute 

    This is probably the lipstick that I have been using the most. It is the perfect blush-nude matte colour, and the most longlasting lipstick I’ve used so far. It will stay on your lips for hours and hours, you might only need to reapply a little bit after you’ve eaten, but that is true for all lipsticks. So it is perfect for long days at work or uni. Also, this one smells incredible! To me, all lipsticks smell nice, but this one is especially lovely!

 

2. Maybelline: Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick – 50 Nude Thrill

This one is a really nice, bit more orange/brown-ish nude. It feels amazing on the lips, very soft and moisturizing. The only bad thing about this is that after you put it on you need to remove the excess to make it matte. But it is very longlasting and I absolutely love it!

 

3. Rimmel: The Only One Lipstick – 700 Naughty Nude

This one is a bit darker nude, and also a more pink-blush kind of colour. I know, four out of five of my favourite lipsticks are from Rimmel, but it is literally the only brand that I completely trust when it comes to lipsticks. I just love all of their colours and the quality is very good. And this new line called The Only One contains the most gorgeous lipsticks!

 

4. Rimmel: The Only One Lipstick – 800 Under My Spell

I have been looking for a berry-coloured lipstick, and when I came across this one I couldn’t resist it! I think the colour is absolutely gorgeous, and the lipstick feels very light-weight, not thick or sticky at all. You can’t even feel it on your lips, which is a good thing for me when it comes to darker colours. Perfect for autumn and also winter, I will definitely be wearing this colour, if not every day then every weekend at least!

 

5. Rimmel: Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick – 30

I’ve had this lipstick since last autumn, and I have been loving it since then! I do not wear this everyday as it is quite dramatic, but I think it’s perfect around the christmas time when you don’t really want to go for the bright red but rather dark burgundy kind of colour. I also bought a lipliner to go with this, and I would recommend you to do the same if you are not 100% comfortable with putting on dark lipsticks. Remember: practice makes perfect! 😉

 

I hope you all enjoyed this blog post! Let me know what lipsticks are your favourites for autumn/winter time, I’d love to know! Also let me know if you would like to see more posts like this in the future because I love doing them!

Tomorrow is the 1st of December! Who’s excited for opening advent calendars and watching Vlogmas videos every day? I definitely am 🙂 Hope you all have a lovely couple of weeks leading up to Christmas!

Xx

P.

A Festive Day in London

Last Saturday me and my best friend decided to visit London and pretend to be tourists. As I haven’t done any vlogs since I was traveling in the summer I missed vlogging so much! So I decided to use this opportunity and film a nice festive vlog for you guys 🙂

We arrived in London just after midday and after we both bought a Gingerbread Latte from Starbucks at Victoria Station we made our way towards Buckingham Palace. We always do this “tourist-walk” as I like to call it: after seeing the palace we went through St James’s Park and found the Big Ben with the London Eye, then we headed towards Trafalgar Square. 

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Of course, as all the tourists do, we had to take some pictures at the most iconic spots! Here’s a little comparison of me in London now and exactly one year ago (because I love recreating old photos!) (also, I really miss my long hair) :

I still do not know how, but we also managed to finally take the picture that I wanted of me for years! Me standing in the little tunnel opposite Big Ben. Everytime I went there it was so crowded that it was just impossible to take a photo of me alone without any other tourists, and we almost gave up now as well after standing there for approximately half an hour waiting for one person (!!!) to take a picture. But as we were about to leave… suddenly the tourists have disappeared for a couple of moments, and we quickly took the photos. We were so lucky! I can’t even believe it. And here’s the iconic photo that will probably remain my profile picture on Facebook for at least a year:

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How amazing is that?

(Can you spot the cheeky seagull? I would’ve been surprised if none of them had decided to ruin my perfect picture. I can still see myself sitting  on Brighton Beach eating my fish and chips without the fish. Since then I am at war with every seagull in the world.)

After this, we continued our sightseeing tour at Baker Street, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Soho, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

I love going to London in the festive season, the Christmas lights are amazing and the atmosphere of the city is incredibly exciting. I wouldn’t recommend going on a Saturday evening though, especially not during Black Friday weekend, as it was very VERY crowded. But that was kind of expected, and I think it also just added to the excitement of the day. I think my favourite part was Oxford Street because the huge shops are very exciting for me (you don’t see shops like these in Hungary, that’s for sure!) and that’s also the place where they go all out on the Christmas lights. It was just amazing!

I just had the best day ever at my happy place with one of my favourite people! I hope you will all enjoy the vlog as well as my little additional stories in this blog post. Let me know what you think in the comments! Would you like to go visit London in the festive season or would you rather avoid the crowd? What other cities do you like visiting before Christmas?

Hope you all have a great day and are getting as excited for Christmas as I am!

Xx

P.