BATTERSEA YOGA

Happiness is Yoga

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I took my first yoga class last year in a teeny weeny stuffy gym saloon. Well, even then, I could say it was the best sportive experience I have ever had. I have fallen in love with yoga since then. I have been to couple of different yoga studios and had several different instructors. To me, the studio is as important as the instructor. When you are doing yoga, ambiance does the trick. Couple of weeks ago, I was in the best yoga studio in London. I guarantee that it is the best (of course except the parks and forests but now we are in the rainy chilly London winter and it is not an option.)

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The studio looks like a secret cottage in the middle of a garden. They have skylights which make you feel great. Also, there was a relaxing smell of smudge stick, lovely and professional instructors. So, if all of these don’t make this place the best yoga studio in London, what else would do? Please give yourself a treat and try Battersea Yoga. Unfortunately I couldn’t take so many photos last time I was there, but you can check their website: http://batterseayoga.com/

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URBAN DECAY EYESHADOW PRIMER

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URBAN DECAY EYESHADOW PRIMER
I don’t say because I’m a petite woman, but sometimes little things can make your life better. A macaroon, a little marshmallow on hot chocolate or this little Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion! Before meeting with this little friend, I thought primers are not necessary. I believed that any moisturising cream could do the same. But I was totally wrong. Silky feeling, long lasting effect, making colours of eyeshadows more natural and again silky feeling! I really don’t think that I can ever use eyeshadow without Urban Decay primer. Oh, this little impressive thing… I guess we have so many common stuff with it and we will have a long term relationship! Love it!

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Feminist. Intelligent. Gorgeous.

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FEMINIST

Simone de Beauvoir

  • One is not born a woman, but becomes one.
  • The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.
  • Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
  • I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

That’s what she said! She is a feminist writer who lived between 1908-1986. She extremely disturbed someone, she made a conquest of somebody, but sure she left a scar in the last century. 
She had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory. Her well known book which is called The Second Sex was a detailed analysis of women’s oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism. She had a famous lover (Jean Paul Sartre) but she never stayed in his shadow. She wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiography and monographs on philosophy, politics and social issues. Source: Wikipedia  

INTELLIGENT

THE WORLD GOES POP

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I feel so lucky to get an opportunity to visit this exhibition before it ended. I have never been impressed by an exhibition this much. It was opponent and aesthetic. It reminds Banksy a little bit. Personally I really like art with a contradictory words and an attitude. I believe this type of art should speak its own language. Here you are some “popular” pieces from the exhibition. Tate Modern: 17 September 2015 – 24 January 2016  

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GORGEOUS

DIORSKIN NUDE

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It covers up as much as a foundation, it looks natural as much as BB cream. It is my “I can’t live without it” makeup product. It gives me a new baby skin when I apply. It looks so natural that I can easily lie “I am not wearing any makeup today.” It is the best to complete gorgeous looks of gorgeous women!

 

BEAUTIFUL EYES

BEAUTIFUL EYES

 

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Never underestimate the power of eyes! I think they are our most shiny jewellery. That’s why even in ancient Egypt, women were using coal to make their eyes more remarkable. So, why shouldn’t we use more practical make up products in 2016!!!
Eye shadows were definitely the most popular make up product of last year. And I’m sure eye shadows will keep their very same reputation in 2016 too. Therefore, I would like to introduce you my eye-friends!
STILA
It is creamy and long lasting. So, it meets all I want from an eye shadow. It is really a life saver. You can apply it with finger or brush. It is really easy. Stila started to be one of my fave makeup brand.
KIKO
It is perfect to apply, creamy, but unfortunately it is not long lasting. It is very shiny and also a wallet friendly choice.
BARE MINERALS
It is long lasting but a bit dry to apply. And only way to apply is by brush. Personally I like creamy shadows but still this is a good quality product.
T. LECLERC
This is absolutely my star. T. Leclerc eye shadow is like a cream. It is shiny. It looks really natural and elegant. Very easy to apply. Every time it gives me amazing eyes in a minute. This is my favourite make up product of all. I recommend everyone to try it!

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POWER OF PEARL

POWER OF PEARL

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Cheeky or fancy, bashful or cool, humble or swanky… It doesn’t matter who you are, you can complete your style with pearls. Pearls suit with any style and identity. You can find millions of reasons to like them: they make you look elegant, cool, smart, chic or whatever you wish.
I guess my reason for liking them is that they are unique. They look similar but each pearl is different. Maybe that’s why pearls go with any style and good for any occasion.

MODERN

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SEXY

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INNOCENT

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ELEGANT

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

 

IMG_2112Correct me if I’m wrong but I guess she is the first smartass woman presented by Hollywood. She is the perfect example of “You can be beautiful and smart, cute and charismatic at the same time, there is no obstacle for it”.  I can easily say the word ‘gorgeous’ was invented by someone who met her. If you still haven’t guessed who I am talking about, you probably think I exaggerate. But when you read her name in the coming line, I’m sure you will agree with me. Any compliment wouldn’t be too much when we talk about Audrey Hepburn. Her style, her talent, her beauty and actually her existence deserve it all.

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Who wouldn’t fall in love with her after seeing Breakfast at Tiffany’s? (Man or woman, it doesn’t matter)

Truman Capote’s genius and Hepburn’s talent made love and then they had a baby called Breakfast at Tiffany’s. After 55 years, she is still the most fascinating and iconic woman in Hollywood.

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And I should also mention Tiffany & Co. I don’t know whose idea it was, but they made the best sponsorship agreement ever made in the world. It is the most effective advertising campaign which is so influential even after 55 years. So many women around the world visit Tiffany & Co. stores everyday just because nothing very bad could happen to you there.

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

IMG_2651First time in my life, I bought a make-up product just because of its advertising and I am not ashamed of that. I took the bait but I don’t not regret! I am talking about Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I really feel happy for this ‘naughty’ advertising language for women products. It is kind of new and I absolutely love it. I see it courageous towards women freedom. I know that doesn’t mean a lot if we think about all gender inequalities but still this advertising language cheers me up. I also like ‘Balm Cosmetic’ and ‘Soap and Glory’ for the very same reason. I buy these brands not only because they are nice but also I would like to show to the owners of these brands that this language is working and keep going with that! You can be sure that women like to have something that is better than sex!!!

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BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA

It is absolutely an amazing product for more volume and dramatic look. The brush of the mascara is so useful and it is very easy to apply. It is volumising but not sticky. Unfortunately it is not very long lasting and not waterproof. To sum up, it is lovely and dramatic, like most of us!!

LOUIS VUITTON SERIES 3 EXHIBITION

LV Series 3 Exibition
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If you are a type of person who waits after a movie to see all the names on the screen, then you must see LV3 exibition. It is absolutely your cup of tea. LV3 Series give us an opportunity to see who creates this unique brand.
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I am always curious about hands behind an art piece or an impressive product. That’s why visiting LV3 exhibition was perfect for me.
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To be honest, other parts of the exhibition was not so impressive. In fact, I might prefer Mayfair LV store more than this exhibition.
I grabbed some LV stickers and a poster from the exhibition though. It was a nice gesture from LV team. At the end of the day, it was a lovely afternoon with LV and anything with LV is always good.
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T.LeClerc

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I have had only one question in my mind when I was going to attend the social media event of T.LeClerc: How can I pronounce T.LeClerc? I didn’t have any idea about this brand, haven’t heard the name before.

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting that much from their products. I’m quite a hard shell about my regular make up products and I don’t like to take risks, especially if they are pricey.
TRY, TRY UNTIL YOU FIND THE BEST ONE

So, T. LeClerc has totally changed my mind about this philosophy. I started to believe the power of try again. Try, try and try until you find the best one!
I got the opportunity to try some of T. LeClerc beauty products. Before my review let me tell you guys about this brand which most of us never heard about.
ONLY TWO PEOPLE KNOW SECRET FORMULA

T. LeClerc was founded in 1881 by renowned pharmacist Theophile LeClerc. Their range of cosmetics began with a secret powder formula. To this day, the powder recipe is kept as a secret and only two people know its exclusive ingredients.
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And now, I would like to introduce my top 3 favourites from T. LeClerc collection.
Ombres Divines cream eye shadow
Fantastic. Absolutely, it is fantastic. I have never used an eye shadow as creamy as this one. It is creamy, shiny and very easy to apply. It gives a very natural shimmer look. I really feel love for this shadow. It is my favourite in entire collection. I would like everyone to try it. Just try, believe me you will love it too.
Mascara Bloom
This mascara surprised me. I have pretty weak eyelashes and after I applied this mascara just wow! I don’t wanna exaggerate but this can be the best mascara I have ever used. I couldn’t believe what I see in the mirror.
Exquisite Lipstick
I tried ‘pourpre veburs’. How can I say, that’s hot. It is sexy, femme fettale but also cool and charismatic. I don’t know how it can be possible to mix all these up but they found a way to do it and it’s amazing.

To sum it up, I can say ‘Nice to meet you T.LeClerc, I’m sure we will see each other again!’

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GREEK MIRACLE!

Conventional wisdom says ‘what you eat is what you are’. Do you wanna be fresh and smooth? If the answer is yes, then go for Greek Yoghurt. It is called Greek yoghurt but you can call it Greek miracle. It is fresh, healthy, low calorie and scrumptious. What can we expect more than this from a food?

I stop here and give you my yummy summer recipes!!!

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Chop a cucumber, mix it with yoghurt and add dry mint. That’s it. Amount  depends  on your taste. 1 big cucumber and 1 lbs of yoghurt are ideal but you can prepare it as per your taste. If you want you can add a half-tablespoon olive oil also. Easy, healthy, yummy and the most importantly it is low calorie!

Greek Yoghurt with carrot

Dress carrots (3-4 pieces) and cook them with one-tablespoon olive oil. After they are cooked (around 10- 15 min), mix them with Greek Yoghurt (1 lbs). That’s it. You can add coriander or parsley depending on your taste.

Greek Yoghurt with aubergine and red pepper

Roast an aubergine and a red pepper and mix them with Greek Yoghurt. If you add a bit of garlic, that will be amazing. It is yummy yummy (one of my favourites).

Greek yoghurt with courgette and walnut

Dress or chop a courgette (depends on your taste, in my opinion there is nothing fixed in the kitchen, you can change anything) and cook with one-tablespoon olive oil. Mix it with Greek Yoghurt and walnut. You can’t believe how yummy and easy!!

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It is the best summer diet recipe ever. Boil quinoa and chickpea. Mix them with Greek Yoghurt. Ready! I recommend adding mint also. It is kind of a cold soup.

Greek Yoghurt with whole meal pasta

Boil pasta with a can of mix bean, carrot and potatoes. Mix them with Greek Yoghurt. Scrumptious!

 Bonus recipe!!! Greek Yoghurt smoothie

This is the bonus receipe. You can use Greek Yoghurt for all types of smoothie. It makes you feel fuller and fresher than milk. Try, you will love it…