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New year, new me?

The start of the new year is time for some people to make some resolutions for being a better self in the next year. I think it is a nice thing, starting a year with “tabula rasa”, but we should always consider who we are, because to be honest, you will never change completely in one night. So instead of making resolutions, I like to set up goals for myself and paths.

I think I am on my way to be the person I want to be and live my life as I think I supposed to. Of course there are certain things I want to do more or better, so let’s see!

  • I want to read more
    This is the most important to me, I used to read a lot when I was a kid, and when I say a lot, I really mean it, sometimes several books in one week. Now I read as a grown-up as well, but mostly for my studies, as I am studying English – though I don’t read enough for my general knowledge and for fun. My goal is to read a book in every month. (Currently I am reading The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, I hope I can finish it in January despite having exams.)
  • Eat more healthier
    This one won’t be a problem, I think my eating habits are quite healthy, but you can always improve them, dont’t you? By the way a post of how I like to cook is coming up this month.
  • Start some excercise
    But for real now. I walk from my flat to uni, that’s a start, but since I quitted dancing I haven’t done anything for my fittness. I really want to start joga, I just need to find some joga place in my city.
  • Write this blog
    They say that if you want to be creative, you must create. Following these thoughts I feel I must write more here, one, because I like it, two, I really feel more creative after putting something more valuable on the internet than twitter rambling. On that note…
  • Less social media
    Being a social media addict I think I don’t need to explain this.

What do you want to do differently this year?

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the beauty bite

My handbag beauty essentials

I don’t like carrying around a huge makeup bag when I’m in town, my bags are stuffed either way but I like when I have something for SOS occasions. These are the most important to me, quite minimalist (but the lippies!) as I like it. I could have put there some blotting papers (but a tissue does the job as well so I don’t miss it) or maybe mini nail files, but my nails are in quite a good condition, so there is no need for them.

The beauty bag is an ancient H&M one, not much bigger than my hand, so it is surprising how many things can be squeezed into. The mini mirror, the bobby pins and the hairband is a no-brainer I think, every bad hair day can be saved with them, and a mirror comes handy in every beauty situation. There is also a hand sanitizer for eating in public for instance and a handcream, because my hands are always dry whether it is winter or summer. Now move onto the lip products since they are the interesting bits – for me at least. All of them are hydrating, and goes with everything I would wear on my face. The top one is the Yves Rocher raspberry lip balm, that gives a very subtle reddish colour to the lips. The second one is my new favourite, the Catrice Beautifying Lip Smoother, which is a dupe for the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (huh, what a long name) so it gives almost no colour but a really nice, natural shine and makes the whole look put together. The last one is a discontinued colour of the Catrice Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm, a shiny, light coverage red.

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kitchen junkie

Taste the forest!

I’m not the queen of food photography, actually, I’m not the queen of photography at all. Especially when it comes to taking photos without natural lightning. But I can swear, this is a heavenly food, one of my all time favourite – quick, just a few ingredients needed and comfortingly yummy!

All you need is:

  • champignon
  • tarragon
  • sour cream/double cream/almond breeze/anything similar you like
  • salt, pepper
  • any type of pasta or rice for serving
  • (optional: onion, garlic)

The process is simple, chop the champignon, stew it on some olive oil (you can add the optional diced onion before that, but it will be amazing without it as well), season it with the salt, pepper and tarragon. It will leak some water, so you don’t have to add any. Wait until it is soft and cooked, then add your choice of cream, boil it for a few minutes, and you’re ready to eat! Simple as that, and utterly delicious. Told you!

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The one with the slightly burnt estonian kringel

When you have an oven from an other century, sometimes it needs hard work to bake everything even and beautiful. Sometimes you fail. Big time.

But anyway, here it is, my first attempt of making an estonian kringel, which is basically a cinnamon roll, but shaped as a crown. Beauty.

The recipe is from here, there is an English version at the end of the page. I only changed the sugar (haven’t used that much and I prefer denemara sugar and honey) and the flour (usually I use oat flour with every recipe, but be careful, when you use whole grain flours, you may want to add more liquid, here I needed two times more milk). The result was heavenly, the sugar slightly caramelised on the top, the inside was soft and creamy, what else do we need?

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The very first

Blog, without definition. Except for these: girly, sassy, honest. I don’t want to put it in categories like make-up or fashion related, if I want to write about a recipe then I will, I promise – and to be clear, since I cook my own meal every day, there will be a shitload of food posts.

And some random words about me to start with:

Hungarian. 90’s kid. Amateur musician. Student majoring in English. Should not taken seriously.

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