luni, 24 decembrie 2012

It's Christmas Time!

Hello, everyone! Have you finished the holiday preparations? Christmas is my favorite holiday, so I thought I'd show you some decorations, for inspiration and  holiday spirit! Bonus: my cat, who decided to be Santa's help this year.
I'd like to use this opportunity to wish you a peaceful, Merry Christmas with your families and loved ones!
Buna tuturor! Ati terminat pregatirile de Sarbatori? Craciunul este sarbatoarea mea preferata de peste an, asa ca m-am gandit sa va arat cateva decoratii, pentru inspiratie. Bonus: motanelul meu, care a decis sa fie ajutorul lui Mos Craciun anul acesta.
Va doresc un Craciun fericit si linistit, alaturi de familie si de cei dragi! Sarbatori frumoase!

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marți, 27 noiembrie 2012

Paris, Je T’Aime!

I’ve been extremely eager to share with you some of my beautiful Paris memories. From visiting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum (I recommend going there early in the morning, to avoid long queues and immense crowds), seeing the famous Mona Lisa and Napoleon’s apartments, seeing the Arc de Triomphe, walking along the charming Champs Elysees with all its tempting stores until reaching Place de la Concorde and Place Vendome, then L’Eglise de la Madeleine and the Opera, since they were both in the area, the first two days in Paris went by perfectly. Of course, I could not have missed Notre Dame de Paris, the Love Bridge (I was impressed by the number of locks on it), the unique Montmartre and a ride with the pittoresque funicular up to La Basilique du Sacre Coeur. Although it was getting late already, we then wandered on the streets to find the Moulin Rouge and the Dome of Invalides. The only downside of the trip was the fact that, while waiting in line on the second floor of the Eiffel Tour, my ticket for the elevator up to the third floor got stolen from my pocket (they were probably interested in my bag, actually, but I was holding it with both hands), so, after having waited in line for quite some time, I realized that I was missing my ticket. It was quite disappointing, but now I have a reason to return to Paris some day. This and the fact that I still missed some attractions, such as the Versailles Palace, the Pantheon and the Catacombs and only got to see others from the outside. I’ll leave you with a photo diary. If you have questions or are planning a trip there and need some extra tips, let me know. Stay tuned, because I am planning a second Paris post, with details from the amazing Disneyland!

            Abia asteptam sa va impartasesc cateva dintre frumoasele amintiri ale calatoriei mele la Paris. De la vizitarea turnului Eiffel, a muzeului Louvre (va recomand sa mergeti acolo dimineata, pentru a evita cozile lungi si multimea de oameni), unde am vazut, printre altele, faimosul tablou Mona Lisa si apartamente lui Napoleon, vizitarea Arcului de Triumf, urmata de o plimbare de-a lungul Champs Elysees, cu multimea de magazine tentante, de-o parte si de alta, pana la Place de la Concorde si Place Vendome, apoi catre Eglise de la Madeleine si Opera, intrucat ambele se aflau in zona, primele doua zile in Paris au trecut minunat. Nu puteam pierde catedrala Notre Dame de Paris, unul dintre numeroasele poduri cu lacate puse de indragostiti (impresionant de multe), fascinantul cartier Montmartre, un pitoresc urcus cu funicularul pana la Basilique du Sacre-Coeur. Desi se inserase deja, am mai hoinarit pe strazi, catre Moulin Rouge si Domul Invalizilor. Singurul lucru care mi-a intristat oarecum calatoria a fost faptul ca, in timp ce asteptam la coada pentru a urca la al treilea nivel al Turnului Eiffel, mi-a fost furat biletul pentru lift din buzunar (probabil hotul era mai degraba interesat de geanta, insa o tineam cu ambele maini,asa ca a luat ce a reusit sa apuce). Atunci cand am ajuns in fata, am constatat cu stupoare ca pierdusem timpul degeaba asteptand (casa de bilete de la al doilea nivel fiind inchisa). Am fost destul de dezamagita, insa acum am un motiv in plus sa revin in Paris intr-o buna zi- acesta si faptul ca nu am avut timp sa vizitez atractii precum: Palatul Versailles, Pantheonul sau Catacombele, iar pe altele le-am vazut doar din exterior, din lipsa de timp. Va las in compania unor fotografii. Daca aveti intrebari sau planuiti o calatorie acolo si aveti nevoie de sugestii, dati-mi de stire. Stati pe-aproape, pentru ca pregatesc o a doua postare despre Paris, cu detalii de la uimitorul Disneyland!
Tour Eiffel at night- have you ever seen something this spectacular?
The structure
View from the second level
The structure at night
The view at sunset
It gets better at night fall
Mona Lisa
Napoleon's apartments
Pyramide du Louvre
Arc de Triomphe

Champs Elysees
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
La Madeleine
Place Vendome
Notre Dame de Paris

Love locks
Basilique du Sacre Coeur
Moulin Rouge

Dome des Invalides
Dome des Invalides
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marți, 16 octombrie 2012

Anian Liquid Keratin/ Keratina Lichida Anian

Product Official Description:
Liquid keratin contains ingredients identical to hair structure, which act with a higher intensity when hair is more deteriorated.
It prevents and fights hair loss:
·         Repairs deteriorated hair
·         Prevents and fights dandruff
It is a complex treatment and hair care solution, with guaranteed effect, if applied periodically and correctly.
The action of Anian Liquid Keratin restores the silky, natural shine of hair, invigorating it and providing it with volume, so that it looks radiant and healthy.
Usage instructions: Dry your hair with a towel, after having washed it and applied conditioner. Apply Anian Liquid Keratin, massage easily, then comb. Dry carefully with a hair dryer, the heat being necessary for the active ingredients to work. Style your hair as usual.
Validity term: 12 months from opening
Quantity: 250 ml

My opinion:
            I read many reviews of this product before actually having the chance of testing it myself. Like I told you before, my hair was exposed to the sun and to salty sea water during this summer, which imposed the application of a regenerating treatment. I had read that keratin treatments are the best solution for deep regeneration of fragile hair lacking flexibility, so the proposal from Triodeluxe, who sent me this product for testing, could make me nothing else but happy. Keratin is a special protein, major component of skin, hair and nails. Speaking of hair, the more aggressed or excessively styled it is, the more keratin loses its original features, which leaves the hair dull, lacking flexibility and difficult to style.
            I already mentioned in a previous post that I am not fond of the hair dryer and hair plate. On the contrary, I try to use them as rarely as possible, leaving my hair dry naturally. Still, after having read the liquid keratin usage instructions, I decided to apply it ‘by the book’, utilizing a source of heat for a few minutes after applying it, for the active ingredients to bind to the hair structure. Consequently, after each wash, I used the Anian Easy-to-Comb Instant Conditioner, then sprayed the Liquid Keratin, insisting on the roots, massaged lightly, combed again and used the hair dryer for a few minutes. The result, which I noticed after the first use, is shiny, silky hair, although not too soft, but just enough for easy styling and for the hairstyle to resist for a long time. In the case of natural curly hair, like mine, curls become less visible and hair gets slightly straightened. I did not have issues such as clogged or oily hair, on the contrary. Even more, I noticed a slight diminishment in the number of fallen hairs. I personally do not have this problem, but if you are bothered by excessive hair loss, this product might be able to help you. I noticed that it contributes to getting thicker hair, by filling in the gaps of dry, broken or deteriorated hairs. It is very important that you apply it as per the instructions, on vaguely humid hair, after having previously dried it with a towel, not dry or wet, because otherwise, the result will be clogged or coarse hair.
Another thing I liked is the dosage system, with pump and open/closed system, allowing an even distribution of the product on the entire hair surface, without wasting it. The 250 ml quantity is more than enough and I estimate it should last for at least 8 months in my case. It is a product that won its place in my hair care routine and which I recommend. You can purchase it on the Triodeluxe website, for the price of 40 RON.

Descrierea oficiala a produsului:
Conţine ingrediente identice cu cele din structura firului de păr, care acţionează cu o intensitate cu atât mai mare cu cat parul este mai deteriorat.
Previne si combate caderea parului:
• Reface parul deteriorat
• Previne si combate matreata
Este o soluţie complexa de tratament si ingrijire cu efect garantat dacă se aplica periodic si in mod corect.
Acţiunea Keratinei Lichide ANIAN revitalizează stralucirea matasoasa, naturala a parului, revigorandu-l si dandu-i volum, astfel incat sa arate radios si sanatos.

Instructiuni de folosire: Uscati parul cu prosopul dupa ce a fost spalat si dat cu balsam. Aplicati ANIAN Keratina Lichida, apoi masati usor şi pieptanati. Uscati usor cu uscatorul de par, caldura fiind necesară pentru fixarea ingredientelor active pe par. Coafati ca de obicei.
Termen de valabilitate: 12 luni de la deschidere.
Cantitate: 250 ml.
Parerea mea:
            Am citit multe review-uri despre acest produs inainte de a avea ocazia sa-l testez eu insami. Asa cum v-am spus, parul meu a fost expus la soare si la apa sarata a marii pe parcursul acestei veri, lucru ce impunea un tratament regenerator. Citisem ca tratamentele cu keratina sunt cea mai buna solutie pentru regenerarea in profunzime a firului de par fragil sau lipsit de elasticitate, asa ca propunerea celor de la Triodeluxe, care mi-au trimis acest produs spre testare, nu putea decat sa ma bucure. Keratina este o proteina speciala, component major al pielii, parului si unghiilor. In cazul parului, cu cat acesta este agresat mai des sau coafat in exces, cu atat keratina isi pierde proprietatile originale, rezultand un par lipsit de elesticitate si dificil de aranjat.
Am mai mentionat intr-o postare anterioara ca nu sunt un fan al uscatorului si al placii de par. Dimpotriva, incerc sa le utilizez cat mai rar, lasand parul sa se usuce natural. Citind, insa, instructiunile de utilizare ale Keratinei lichide Anian, am decis sa o aplic “ca la carte”, utilizand o sursa de caldura pentru cateva minute dupa aplicare, pentru fixarea ingredientelor active in structura firului de par. In consecinta, dupa fiecare spalare, utilizez bifazicul pentru pieptanare usoara Anian pentru descurcare, apoi pulverizez keratina lichida, insistand la radacini, masez usor, pieptan din nou si folosesc uscatorul de par vreme de cateva minute. Rezultatul, pe care l-am observat chiar dupa prima utilizare, este un par stralucitor, matasos, insa nu moale, “cu tinuta”, astfel incat este usor de aranjat si coafura isi mentine aspectul vreme indelungata. In cazul parului ondulat natural, ca al meu, buclele sunt domolite usor, onduleurile fiind mai putin pronuntate. Nu am avut probleme cu ingrasarea mai rapida a parului sau senzatia de par imbacsit, ba dimpotriva. Mai mult decat atat, am observat o diminuare  a numarului de fire de par cazute. Personal nu am aceasta problema, insa, daca va supara caderea excesiva a parului, acest produs va poate veni in ajutor. Am remarcat  faptul ca produsul contribuie la ingrosarea usoara a firelor de par, prin efectul de umplere a lacunelor din firele de par uscate, fisurate sau degradate. Este foarte important sa il aplicati conform instructiunilor, pe parul vag umed, dupa uscarea prealabila cu prosopul, nu uscat sau ud, pentru ca, in caz contrar, rezultatul va fi un par imbacsit, sau, dimpotriva, aspru.
Un alt lucru pe care l-am apreciat este sistemul de dozare, cu pompita prevazuta cu sistem de inchidere/deschidere, care permite distribuirea optima a produsului pe intreaga suprafata a parului, fara a-l irosi. Cantitatea de 250 ml este arhisuficienta, eu estimez ca imi va ajunge aproximativ 8 luni.  Este un produs care si-a castigat locul in rutina mea de ingrijire a parului si pe care il recomand. Il puteti achizitiona pe site-ul Triodeluxe, la pretul de 40 RON. 
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