Month: July 2015

Let the adventurer out

Hello everyone,

Yesterday I went kitesurfing with Mike and our good friend Frank. It was really windy, I had not been on the water for three months because of school and work. The timing was just not right everytime there was wind. Yesterday was the right time, finally I have holidays (vacation) right now so there was no excuse not to go. Why do I need an excuse to do something I really love? That is the question, I did not know. Sometimes life can swallow you up and you forget to do the things that make you excited and you stick to the ‘normal’ life. You think that if you do not too crazy then everything will fall in its place. Yesterday I remembered that the adventurer part in me has died over the past months because life swallowed me up in stress and busy days. The advise is GO! Go out there, let everything out, seek the thrill. It may scare you at first but afterwards you feel so relieved and happy! Let the adventurer out!

– Think a little less, live a little more –

Seek your adventure, it can be anything, anything that makes you feel alive. I can recommend watching the film ‘Paper Towns’. In the film it is all about feeling alive, and live a little more. That is also the whole reason why I started kiteboarding, I wanted to do something I thought I never could. Now I can, but that does not mean that I don’t get a thingly feeling everytime I hit the water. Life truly begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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Go seek your adventure girls! It will make you so much stronger!

With love, Irina ♡

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I whitened my teeth

Hello everyone,

It finally happened, I whitened my teeth. Ever since my braces came off I wanted to whiten my teeth. It was not that my braces discolored my teeth that much, the real cause of a slight canary yellow was my enormous addiction to diet coke. I cannot live without having that nice brown juice every single day. From now on my addiction and love relationship with Coca Cola has to stop because I whitened my teeth. I will talk you trough the procedure, if it is painful and which food you can better avoid after you have whitened your teeth.

Procedure
I went to the white smile company in The Hague. I could choose out of four different treatments, the basis treatment, the intensive treatment, the premium or the VIP treatment. I chose the premium treatment, this takes about 1,5 hour. First you have to brush your teeth with a special toothpaste. The procedure is really simple, you will get a brace in your mouth that keeps your mouth wide open. Then the clinical dentist spreads a paste on your teeth, the they put the ultra violet light on your teeth for 20 minutes and if you chose the premium treatment this procedure will be repeated three times. I will insert a clip which will give you all the information you need to know about whitening your teeth.

Pain
Lets talk about pain, is whitening your teeth painful? I would say no, it is rather annoying that you have to keep your mouth wide, and then I mean really wide, open for 1,5 hours but it is not painful. Your teeth feel quit dry and sensitive the first day but it it not painful either. If your experience was totally different that is fine, but mine was not painful only irritating…

Food
If you want to keep the result after whitening for up to 1 or 2 years you have to avoid smoking, red wine, beetroot, soda’s, coffee and black tea as much as you can. I don’t smoke and never drunk a sip of coffee since an experiment in high school once so that is easy. However I love drinking soda’s and drinking red wine(s) so this part will be a lot harder. Now I think and I will try as hard as I can to stop drinking Coca Cola and red wine during the week. The weekends are ment to have fun so then I will eat and drink whatever I want! Sidenote, eat well before your treatment because after its done you cannot eat for three hours.

If you have any questions on whitening your teeth and my experience feel free to ask! And now the picture I took straight after I got my treatment done.

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Have a nice day everyone, with love Irina.


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Wednesday’s Finest

Hello everyone!

I know it has been a week since I last posted! But I have a good excuse, I was in France for a beautiful wedding of my cousin. The wedding feast lasted for three days! If you want to see some pictures head over to my Instagram account to take a sneak peak into my adventures in France. You also may notice that the website is going through some changes. This week there will be taken some new photo’s for the website and the lay-out will change. Keep your eyes pealed!

Today I will discuss my favorites of the last month and new discoveries with you in my Wednesday’s Finest!

1. My favorite perfume of the last month is Escada’s Turqouise Summer. Let me tell you, Escada knows how to rock summer scents!

2. My favorite nailpolish of this month will come as no surprise and it is the Rimmel London Ring a Ring O’Roses. This light pink makes every outfit perfect!

3. My favorite Youtuber and new discovery is Alix. Her youtube channel is icovetthee, this girl is so gorgeous she looks like Scarlett Johansson. I would love to meet her one day.

4.This month Mike surprised me and bought our first Lonely planet! It is the lonely planet about Hawaii. When reading this book I cannot wait to go, let the counting begin.

Lonely Planet Hawaii

5.With the lonely planet surprise came another gift from mike, he bought us a ‘treasure chest‘ in which we can collect our items we find on our trip. We already filled it with a necklace from Ibiza and a stone from Elba.

Treasure chest

6. My favorite outfit of this month comes from H&M.

H&M outfit

7. There have been quite a few events last month and those were all weddings. I loved them all so much, a wedding is such a beautiful thing to be a part of. Here is a picture of me and my cousins at her wedding last week in France.

Wedding France

8. Now summer is officially here I do not like to wear foundation, that is why the BodyShop BB cream is my favorite make-up item this month.

Bodyshop BB cream

9. My favorite Style Icon of this month is Whitney Port. Ever since the Hills started I loved her. I rewatched the City a hundred times, and still today she is an inspiration to me!

10. My favorite summer holiday is Ibiza, maybe, maybe we go again this summer. Fingers crossed!

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Have a great day, with love Irina


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My week in pictures.

Hello everyone!

What a week, it was blooming hot in the Netherlands! I had an awesome week the past week and have been on the beach almost every day, or writing on my thesis! I will bring you along the past week with the pictures that I have shot for you! Most of the pictures are taken with my new phone the Sony Experia Z3 compact. Shoutout to Sony, this phone is awesome, it can go under water and has a 21 mega pixel camera.  With this phone I can make good photo’s for my blog!

On wednesday evening I hung out with friends, we ordered pizza and had a picknick at the beach. We saw the sunset, and after we chilled out at a beachclub. Just a perfect night!

 Friends

On Friday Mike and I went to a festival with lots of theathers on the festival called; De Parade in the Hague. We had a lot of fun and saw a nice show in one of the theathres called ”Love is a donut”.

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Burrito’s and nacho’s at the festival! YAM!

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Ticket for our show! It was hilarious.

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We had an awesome time! Have a nice day everyone! With love, Irina


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