Welcome to my favorite place on earth. Compared to last year, this time the experience was quite different. We packed our backpacks which included a water bottle, a blanket, some tuna fish and a piece of bread. We bought ferry tickets from Patra to Sami, Kefalonia (round trip costs about 34€/person) and hit the road by foot. We didn’t have a lot of money with us and all we knew is that we have one destination we need to get to- Myrtos beach. We basically hitch hiked 2 days in a row and met amazing people that helped us. Something I’ve learned from last years trip is that being spontaneous and not worrying too much is the best thing you can actually do.

So we arrived to Sami, ate some 2.5€ gyros and started to hitch hike. We made it to Myrtos beach (about 12km from the harbour city Sami)  with 2 different cars. As I probably mentioned in my earlier post, it’s totally safe to hitch hike in Greece. I’m not sure if I would do it alone tho. But super safe with friends. The other car that picked us up was a brand new big ass Mercedes Benz mini bus and the driver was a 19 year old local who was kind enough to help us to get to Myrtos. He was super funny because he wasn’t that good at speaking english haha.. we still make fun about him because he said ”look” after his every sentence in a really funny accent. He also offered to take us to a big big party on the other side of the island that was supposed to happen the next night but we skipped that party because we had company joining us in Kefalonia the next day. No regrets tho, because something wonderful happened the next day….

Arriving to Myrtos beach, this was the view waiting for us

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Aaahhh. I couldn’t believe I was back at my happy place where I left my heart a year ago. Turquoise blue sea, the most incredible waves I’ve ever seen and beautiful rocks at the beach. We had already earlier made the decision to sleep at the beach on the sand. Little did we know that it will be freezing cold at night.. we pretty much didn’t sleep at all because it was so cold. I had about 50 mosquito bites in the morning. I’m not even kidding! It was horrible haha.. but, we stayed positive and made jokes about that night. When the sun came up, the warmth felt like heaven. So we had about 4 hour long nap at the beach in the morning because we were just frustrated from the night..

We packed our bags and continued our journey back to Sami and guess what.. ofcourse a big black mini bus picks us up once again hahah. Might sound creepy but the people were really friendly. We met up with our friends Alexandros and Nicolas from last years trip to Lefkada island. The boys told us that they know a great beach in Kefalonia called Antisamos, where we could sleep on the next night. So, we continued with our hitch hiking and surprise surprise… once again a small van stopped to pick us up on our way to Antisamos beach. It turned out that the guy that picked us up was a worker from the Antisamos beach club. Thanks to that, we actually managed to get ourselves a huuuuge upgrade from sleeping on the sand to sleeping on those beautiful princess-vibes cozy looking beach beds with white curtains. We almost cried of happiness that day..

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We stayed up pretty late just talking about life, catching up and enjoying the moment. Funny how the power of the universe can lead you to the exact place that you need to be. By the end of this trip I felt another level of gratitude inside me.

The next morning we got up at 6am and hit the ferry back to Patras in the morning because my plane left back to Helsinki the day after that.

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Have you ever visited Greece and what are your experiences? Have you ever hitch-hiked?

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This post includes a lot of HUJI and polaroid pictures. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I told myself not to have any high expectations of Santorini because I know I have already seen more beautiful places in the world. Santorini is a small island in Greece, about 12km wide and 20km long. It’s about 150km from the popular party island Mykonos where celebrities go for a vacation. Thira (Santorini) island itself is veeery dry and in my opinion the nature isn’t anything special. In the summertime it is filled with tourists since it’s the only time of the year anyone actually visits the island because it’s pretty cold during the winter time. That’s pretty bad because it really is blooming of tourists.

Santorini is known for the beautiful panoramic view filled with white houses built on top of hills in the city Fira. There are a lot of expensive restaurants in the area. I think me and the girls went for a coffee in the evening a few times and we all paid about 5-6€ for just a coffee… not nice at all. Although, pita gyros is 2,50€ everywhere in Greece so that’s nice.

There is beautiful places to see and nice things to experience in Santorini. One of my friend told me not to miss the sunset in Oia, Santorini. It was beautiful and the view was amazing, but, I’ve seen much prettier sunsets in Greece.. The best ones happen to be in Patras. Black sand beaches were something that I’ve never seen before! That really was a positive surprise.

We stayed at a really nice apartment called ”Alafouzos Studios” about 15min ride from downtown Fira. That cost us about 450€ for 3 nights and 4 days for four people in total. But the apartment was so worth it! It was everything we needed, had a nice pool, beach at 3min walking and a local mini market near us (which was really expensive as well). We pretty much didn’t eat out in Santorini, because we had a kitchen of our own so we just bought some groceries and made food ourselves.

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This happened.. we got ”kicked out” of our apartment, because we were too stupid not to realize that check out is at 12:00am and we have a whole day ahead before our flight.. so, we kind of moved from our room to by the pool and lived there hahaha.

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We hitch hiked a lot in Santorini because Greek people are really helpful and trustworthy. In my opinion, hitch hiking should be a common thing anywhere in the world.. We also used the local taxi. Unfortunately, it was a big disappointment because they have fixed prices and anywhere you want to go, you have to pay 20€ for the trip.. We used about 80€ of our money just to go with a taxi.. it was also very difficult for us to go with the local bus, because Greek people are reeeallly bad with timing. Sometimes, the local bus wouldn’t come at all so we waited unpatiently for it for an hour. The ticket cost 1.80€ to anywhere you wanted to go in the island.

Thank you, Santorini <3

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Dubai shit. Dubai whips. Fancy cars, luxurious yachts and rich lifestyle comes to my head when I first think about Dubai. And it sure was beyond my expectations. You don’t really go there just to have a beach vacation, you want to experience the whole thing! There is a LOT to do. The thing is, you got to have money to spend to go there. Just tickets from Helsinki to Dubai starting from 400€, hotels in the city cost a lot etc.. so it sure is not a low budget country. On the other hand, the Dubai has the tallest building in the world, the most expensive cars and hotels and so on.. it was beautiful.

I would have never ever thought that I get the chance to visit such a special country so young. I did get lucky because I was invited there for work, so I didn’t really need a big budget of my own. We had a couple of long and hectic days full of filming and working, but we also took a few days off just to lay by the pool, enjoy and smoke some shisha which is a must to do cultural thing in Dubai. Also bought one back to home!

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Chasing wild camels was quite a thing to experience. My leopard print dress is from the brand Neo Noir / Dots Store Helsinki.

PS! Dotsilla tällä hetkellä huikeet alet, käy tsekkaa nettisivut tai paikan päältä fredalta!

4AM Dubai desert morning sunrises and photoshoots. Since we had a film/photo trip, we made a lot of content in one week. One of the hard things was waking up at 3am to catch the sunrise by the desert. We did it a couple of times and it was so worth it!

Another pretty pretty Neo Noir dress. All photos by Markus Watson.

 


 

 

ABU DHABI. We visited the huge Emirates Palace and Markus took some photos of me by the fountain. We were supposed to visit the Grand Mosque Center which I was VERY excited about, but since it was Ramadan we couldn’t do it at that time.. At least I got a reason to go back to beautiful Abu Dhabi.

Black skirt is from Neo Noir, once again (guess my favorite brand lol).

 

26/07/2018 0 comment
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Käväisin muutama päivä sitten Peili Hiussalissa (Freda 16) ihanan Jenni Stubbe:n kylässä. Kuvasta näet ilman pidempää puhetta jo upean  lopputuloksen..

Kerronpas kuitenkin hieman koko prosessista 🙂

Ennen mitään hairtalk‘ia mulle tarjoiltiin kunnon ruokatarjoilut ja Peili Hiussalin omaa Verigreippi- Prosecco Sorbettia joka muuten maistui aivan taivaalliselle.. ai että!

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Tässä ennen- kuva. Lähtökohta hiuksissa oli suunnilleen kahden kuukauden tyvikasvu. Olen aina pitänyt siitä, että hiukset näyttää semi-luonnollisilta ja siitä syystä kampaajalla olen aina ottanut pelkästään raitoja, jotka ovat sävyltään aika samoja ku oma hiuksen väri. Värjättiin hiusrajoille hyvin ohuita raitoja jolla häivyteltiin oma tummempi tyvikasvu, joka selkeästi erottui muista hiuksista (näkyy hyvin ennen-kuvasta). Hiuksen alaosan olen aina kampaajalla jättänyt värjäämättä jo siitä syystä, että se ei näy jos hiukset on auki ja turhaan ei tarvitse koko päätä värjätä! Näin myös oma tumma kontrasti jää luonnollisesti hiuksiin näkyviin ja hiuksiin tulee vähemmän kemikaalista käsittelyä yms 🙂

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Sävyteltiin mun raidat viileiksi ja samalla myöskin edelliset vaalennukset sai kiiltoa ja vähän kirkastusta.

Koko hiusprosessissa oli mukana Olaplex- hoito, joka korjaa hiuksen vaurioitunutta rakennetta. Esimerkiksi, itse föönaan hiukseni melkein aina pesun jälkeen (varsinkin jos on kiire) ja rautaakin käytän hyvin usein (joskus unohtuu jopa lämpösuoja hmm..). Olaplex- hoito tarkemmin korjaa sun hiuksen sisällä olevia rikkisiltoja, jotka murtuu just föönatessa tai 200C rautaa käyttäessä. Värjäyksen aikana Olaplex suojaa hiusta, ennaltaehkäisee ja korjaa vaurioita. Kuulostaa hei aika hyvältä eiks nii..? Hiuksista tulee hoidon jälkeen selvästi parempikuntoisemmat ja jäntevämmät. Kampaajani Jenni suosittelee Olaplexia kaikille, jotka värjäävät hiuksiaan tai haluaa kasvattaa ne pitkiksi 😉

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Hiukset myös lyhenivät noin 5cm, koska viime leikkauksesta yli 6kk. Oli muuten latvat aika kuivan näköset, mutta terveitä, pehmeitä ja sileitä hiuksia ei voita mikään. Hieman Sassoonin herkullisen näköistä muotoiluvaahtoa hiuksiin, saman merkin lämpösuojaa (nyt pakko muistaa aina käyttää..) ja aika maukas lopputulos.. aika sanattomaks veti, koska en odottanut mitään hirveen isoa muutosta mutta kylmän sävyiset raidat tähän kesään sopii nyt ihan täydellisesti!

Kylmemmille ja viileille hiussävyille on tosi suositeltavaa myös kotihoito! Mun ihan lemppareita on hopeamaskit. Hopeashamppoosta en niinkään pidä, koska se kuivattaa hiusta sen verran että mielummin käytän maskia/hoitoainetta jotta jäis ihanan pehmee lopputulos pesun jälkeen.

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Käytän Maria Nilan hopeamaskia joka ihanasti viilentää tukkaa! (saatavilla esim. Peili Hiussalista paikan päältä)

Ahh I’m in love, kiitos paljon Jenni!!!

Kannattaa kuitenkin aina kysäistä kampaajalta juuri ne tuotteet, jotka sopii just sulle 🙂

Oikein ihanaa tukkakesää kaikille <3

Ketter

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I’ve been feeling myself, lately. And I’m loving it.

It just seems that everything I’ve been questioning earlier now comes to sense and I’m super happy for the future. I had a few days off of work and I went to Estonia to see Katerina and my family.

Photos: Katerina Tzolas

Shirt – Zara / Scarf – Ellos (Joelle X Ellos collection) Shoes – Nelly.com

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Also hanged out with the lovely blogger Marii after a long time. Always a pleasure to see you 🙂

My cute dress is from @levisestonia

Bag Tommy Hilfiger

Sunnies River Island

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ANDANTE, Helsinki/ Fredrikinkatu 20

The atmosphere there was cozy and latte was good. It was a really instafriendly cafe but the bread we had was burnt and in my opinion there was just not enough food and too expensive for me. For vegan milk options they only had oat milk.


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Juustukuningad Kohvik/ Tallinn, Nautica keskus

BEST SANDWICHES IN TALLINN. Cozy. Amazing. I literally go there every time I visit my hometown and to me it’s luxury that the cafe is right next to my ship terminal. Great coffee, service, food (cheap) and omg those sandwiches (especially mozarella & chicken one) taste like heaven and it costs only 3-5€. They also have my favorite soy milk.

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Yuzu sushi bowl & burrito/ Espoo, Iso-Omena

Had my first sushi bowl there. Fell in love. So freaking good and healthy at the same time.  Costs 12€ but life in Finland ain’t cheap.

Starbucks/ Helsinki

It’s freaking expensive but the coffee is really good and they have like every option there actually is for vegan milk. They have different beans etc. I usually only stop there to take my coffee on the go. My coffee is usually around 3-5€.

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Kohvipaus/ Tallinn, Rävala Puiestee 2

So cheap! The coffee is ok but not the best I’ve had. Great options for breakfast. Chia puddings, smoothie bowls, raw porridge (my favorite).  I’ve been there 2 times with Marii-Heleen but haven’t really took photos. This smoothie bowl cost me 3€ tho.. totally recommend while in Tallinn.

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Tabula Rasa/ Tallinn Old Town, Rataskaevu

I just actually made a blogpost about this restaurant a few posts back!

Loved the place. Great service, great food, good prices.

Can I eat here every day?

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ANDANTE, Helsinki/ Fredrikinkatu 20

The atmosphere there was cozy and latte was good. It was a really instafriendly cafe but the bread we had was burnt and in my opinion there was just not enough food and too expensive for me. For vegan milk options they only had oat milk.


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Juustukuningad Kohvik/ Tallinn, Nautica keskus

BEST SANDWICHES IN TALLINN. Cozy. Amazing. I literally go there every time I visit my hometown and to me it’s luxury that the cafe is right next to my ship terminal. Great coffee, service, food (cheap) and omg those sandwiches (especially mozarella & chicken one) taste like heaven and it costs only 3-5€. They also have my favorite soy milk.

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Yuzu sushi bowl & burrito/ Espoo, Iso-Omena

Had my first sushi bowl there. Fell in love. So freaking good and healthy at the same time.  Costs 12€ but life in Finland ain’t cheap.

Starbucks/ Helsinki

It’s freaking expensive but the coffee is really good and they have like every option there actually is for vegan milk. They have different beans etc. I usually only stop there to take my coffee on the go. My coffee is usually around 3-5€.

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Kohvipaus/ Tallinn, Rävala Puiestee 2

So cheap! The coffee is ok but not the best I’ve had. Great options for breakfast. Chia puddings, smoothie bowls, raw porridge (my favorite).  I’ve been there 2 times with Marii-Heleen but haven’t really took photos. This smoothie bowl cost me 3€ tho.. totally recommend while in Tallinn.

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Tabula Rasa/ Tallinn Old Town, Rataskaevu

I just actually made a blogpost about this restaurant a few posts back!

Loved the place. Great service, great food, good prices.

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ANDANTE, Helsinki/ Fredrikinkatu 20

The atmosphere there was cozy and latte was good. It was a really instafriendly cafe but the bread we had was burnt and in my opinion there was just not enough food and too expensive for me. For vegan milk options they only had oat milk.


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Juustukuningad Kohvik/ Tallinn, Nautica keskus

BEST SANDWICHES IN TALLINN. Cozy. Amazing. I literally go there every time I visit my hometown and to me it’s luxury that the cafe is right next to my ship terminal. Great coffee, service, food (cheap) and omg those sandwiches (especially mozarella & chicken one) taste like heaven and it costs only 3-5€. They also have my favorite soy milk.

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Yuzu sushi bowl & burrito/ Espoo, Iso-Omena

Had my first sushi bowl there. Fell in love. So freaking good and healthy at the same time.  Costs 12€ but life in Finland ain’t cheap.

Starbucks/ Helsinki

It’s freaking expensive but the coffee is really good and they have like every option there actually is for vegan milk. They have different beans etc. I usually only stop there to take my coffee on the go. My coffee is usually around 3-5€.

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Kohvipaus/ Tallinn, Rävala Puiestee 2

So cheap! The coffee is ok but not the best I’ve had. Great options for breakfast. Chia puddings, smoothie bowls, raw porridge (my favorite).  I’ve been there 2 times with Marii-Heleen but haven’t really took photos. This smoothie bowl cost me 3€ tho.. totally recommend while in Tallinn.

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Tabula Rasa/ Tallinn Old Town, Rataskaevu

I just actually made a blogpost about this restaurant a few posts back!

Loved the place. Great service, great food, good prices.

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05/03/2018 0 comment
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Whole outfit from

Dots Stores https://www.dots.fi

 Helsinki/ Fredrikinkatu 34

Turku/ Linnankatu 9-11

http://instagram.com/dots_stores

Photos by me & Katerina

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Whole outfit from

Dots Stores https://www.dots.fi

 Helsinki/ Fredrikinkatu 34

Turku/ Linnankatu 9-11

http://instagram.com/dots_stores

Photos by me & Katerina

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Whole outfit from

Dots Stores https://www.dots.fi

 Helsinki/ Fredrikinkatu 34

Turku/ Linnankatu 9-11

http://instagram.com/dots_stores

 

Photos by me & Katerina

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Hi Bubbas

Me and my best friend & ‘personal photographer’ Kati (www.instagram.com/katerinatzolas) had this perfect little sunday brunch from the brunch  menu that started a week ago at this perfect new place Tabula Rasa in Tallinn Old Town, address Rataskaevu 7. It locates in the St.Petersburgs Hotel.  You can find them from Facebook or Instagram by name Tabula Rasa Tallinn.

What I loved about this place was the atmosphere, friendly service (thank you Kaie!) and food comparing to the price was so good. Working as a waitress myself I enjoy going to other restaurants, see the different kind of places and menus and enjoy my time.

 

 

PHOTOS BY KATERINA TZOLAS

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Hi Bubbas

Me and my best friend & ‘personal photographer’ Kati (www.instagram.com/katerinatzolas) had this perfect little sunday brunch from the brunch  menu that started a week ago at this perfect new place Tabula Rasa in Tallinn Old Town, address Rataskaevu 7. It locates in the St.Petersburgs Hotel.  You can find them from Facebook or Instagram by name Tabula Rasa Tallinn.

What I loved about this place was the atmosphere, friendly service (thank you Kaie!) and food comparing to the price was so good. Working as a waitress myself I enjoy going to other restaurants, see the different kind of places and menus and enjoy my time.

PHOTOS BY KATERINA TZOLAS

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Hi Bubbas

Me and my best friend & ‘personal photographer’ Kati (www.instagram.com/katerinatzolas) had this perfect little sunday brunch from the brunch  menu that started a week ago at this perfect new place Tabula Rasa in Tallinn Old Town, address Rataskaevu 7. It locates in the St.Petersburgs Hotel.  You can find them from Facebook or Instagram by name Tabula Rasa Tallinn.

What I loved about this place was the atmosphere, friendly service (thank you Kaie!) and food comparing to the price was so good. Working as a waitress myself I enjoy going to other restaurants, see the different kind of places and menus and enjoy my time.

PHOTOS BY KATERINA TZOLAS

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22/02/2018 0 comment
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PHOTOGRAPHER

Alina Birjuk- she is an amazing photographer and a kind hearted friend of mine. Go check her out.

www.alinabirjuk.com

 

This turned out to be one of the dopest photoshoots I have ever done. It started with a vision my new friend Annie told me about and asked me if I could make a Femme Fatale detailed photoshoot for her. She was super happy with the result and so was I! I love working with inspiring people that want to create. I’m always down to create something new. Pretty sure it’s in my DNA to learn, create and share.

 

Self-love is a beautiful thing. It is not selfish to love yourself and embrace your inner and outer beauty with the world. As we all are different individuals, we all should and have to love ourselves for that.

A while ago I broke up from a happy relationship that really wasn’t healthy at the end anymore. I am pretty sure many of you know who I am talking about since we shared all our adventures together with you in social media. We our moments and I learned so much about myself and the world around us. During those few years I thought I loved myself, him and everyone around me. When we broke up, I looked myself in the mirror and I didn’t recognize myself anymore. I was horrified, I didn’t know who I was or didn’t have a clue of what do I want to do or what I should do with my life. I spent a whole month being  with my good friends everyday just doing a lot of stuff to keep myself distracted and busy from the reality that I knew I was going to face one day.

When reality hit me, I was already done being sad and I thought to myself: this had to be a sign for me to focus on myself now. Because nothing is more beautiful than a healthy relationship with your own damn self. They say that to really love someone means to learn to love yourself first. I guess I now know the meaning of that. I learned how to let go 🙂 And I can truly say that I am finally happy. And I am proud of myself. I’m healing and it feels fucking great to spend more time with my inner self.

Some of you have sent me direct messages sending me love, strength and such sweet messages. I want to thank every one of you for following me and my life <3

I hope my story could help or inspire some of you in any kind of way. Just to let you all know that we are all regular human beings trying to figure our shit out.

Enjoy our photoshoot!

 

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Alina Birjuk- she is an amazing photographer and a kind hearted friend of mine. Go check her out.

www.alinabirjuk.com

This turned out to be one of the dopest photoshoots I have ever done. It started with a vision my new friend Annie told me about and asked me if I could make a Femme Fatale detailed photoshoot for her. She was super happy with the result and so was I! I love working with inspiring people that want to create. I’m always down to create something new. Pretty sure it’s in my DNA to learn, create and share.

Self-love is a beautiful thing. It is not selfish to love yourself and embrace your inner and outer beauty with the world. As we all are different individuals, we all should and have to love ourselves for that.

A while ago I broke up from a happy relationship that really wasn’t healthy at the end anymore. I am pretty sure many of you know who I am talking about since we shared all our adventures together with you in social media. We our moments and I learned so much about myself and the world around us. During those few years I thought I loved myself, him and everyone around me. When we broke up, I looked myself in the mirror and I didn’t recognize myself anymore. I was horrified, I didn’t know who I was or didn’t have a clue of what do I want to do or what I should do with my life. I spent a whole month being  with my good friends everyday just doing a lot of stuff to keep myself distracted and busy from the reality that I knew I was going to face one day.

When reality hit me, I was already done being sad and I thought to myself: this had to be a sign for me to focus on myself now. Because nothing is more beautiful than a healthy relationship with your own damn self. They say that to really love someone means to learn to love yourself first. I guess I now know the meaning of that. I learned how to let go 🙂 And I can truly say that I am finally happy. And I am proud of myself. I’m healing and it feels fucking great to spend more time with my inner self.

Some of you have sent me direct messages sending me love, strength and such sweet messages. I want to thank every one of you for following me and my life <3

I hope my story could help or inspire some of you in any kind of way. Just to let you all know that we are all regular human beings trying to figure our shit out.

Enjoy our photoshoot!

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Alina Birjuk- she is an amazing photographer and a kind hearted friend of mine. Go check her out.

www.alinabirjuk.com

This turned out to be one of the dopest photoshoots I have ever done. It started with a vision my new friend Annie told me about and asked me if I could make a Femme Fatale detailed photoshoot for her. She was super happy with the result and so was I! I love working with inspiring people that want to create. I’m always down to create something new. Pretty sure it’s in my DNA to learn, create and share.

Self-love is a beautiful thing. It is not selfish to love yourself and embrace your inner and outer beauty with the world. As we all are different individuals, we all should and have to love ourselves for that.

A while ago I broke up from a happy relationship that really wasn’t healthy at the end anymore. I am pretty sure many of you know who I am talking about since we shared all our adventures together with you in social media. We our moments and I learned so much about myself and the world around us. During those few years I thought I loved myself, him and everyone around me. When we broke up, I looked myself in the mirror and I didn’t recognize myself anymore. I was horrified, I didn’t know who I was or didn’t have a clue of what do I want to do or what I should do with my life. I spent a whole month being  with my good friends everyday just doing a lot of stuff to keep myself distracted and busy from the reality that I knew I was going to face one day.

When reality hit me, I was already done being sad and I thought to myself: this had to be a sign for me to focus on myself now. Because nothing is more beautiful than a healthy relationship with your own damn self. They say that to really love someone means to learn to love yourself first. I guess I now know the meaning of that. I learned how to let go 🙂 And I can truly say that I am finally happy. And I am proud of myself. I’m healing and it feels fucking great to spend more time with my inner self.

Some of you have sent me direct messages sending me love, strength and such sweet messages. I want to thank every one of you for following me and my life <3

I hope my story could help or inspire some of you in any kind of way. Just to let you all know that we are all regular human beings trying to figure our shit out.

Enjoy our photoshoot!

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02/02/2018 0 comment
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