Thursday, October 12, 2017

AUTUMN PALETTE

         


             
           Yup, the summer is gone, which means the make-up game is changing. That should have sounded more positive, because… No more fear of face melting. It is time to recall your own inner artist and play with the layers of your favorite make-up tools. We have found some inspirational works for different looks and we hope you'll enjoy them too. We do not own any of the photos included. Enjoy.


1.       MAKE IT OMBRE







Many brands have launched their special ombre eye shadow palettes. You can create ombre effect combining any lighter and darker shades. To keep it casual, simply don't overuse any darker shade and keep the lighter tones in the corner of the eyes and near the brows. You can play with the almighty highlighter here, too. Choose more dramatic look and darker shades for the evening look. And instead of classic brown and grey shades, you might choose more often refreshing shimmer shades of red and blue.





You can create that ombre effect with your lips too, keeping the darker tones on the edge of the lips. Combining lip pencils and different lipstick while finishing it all with a simple glow, the choice is always yours. The ''ombre'' makes the full lip effect and it looks more attractive than a raw lip pencil edge.




2.       THE ''GLOW''




Highlighters, shimmer eye shadows, lip gloss, it's all coming back stronger than ever. The advantage of highlighters is their multi function: they give that healthy tan look and hide the eye bags. Shimmer eye shadows are usually easy to apply and give that instant neat, rich and perfect look. You can play with matte and shimmer tones, just make sure you don't sparkle like Edward under the Twilight sun.





3.  CHEATING THE BLACK




Though nothing can beat the black eyeliner, it doesn't mean you shouldn't go with some cobalt or emerald tones for example. There are getting more and more popular, just like colorful mascaras, because they simply look stunning.




4.       CASUAL NUDE




The autumn brings back darker lip  tones such as rusty rouge, crimson, berry or deep wine color. Still, for a more casual and everyday look you might want to go for a more natural lips. And it doesn't have to be boring. When choosing the perfect nude lipstick, try combining cool pink lipstick with darker toned lip pencil, mixing brown with cool matte shades... The trick is not to go too pink or too brown. Go for warmer undertones with orange hints if it goes with your skin type. Matte or glossy, the right shade always looks…just right.





5.       BRONZE FOREVER




The summer tan might be wearing off, keep your bronzer anyway. Those who are more of a pale and cool skin type might just go for a simple blush, but keeping the traces of bronzer through contouring can beautifully accentuate the whole look. It is always about keeping it moderate and finding your own perfect shade.





Hope you'll find your own perfect autumn palette! We'll sure be searching for more!


A.B.


Love, Invitation To Inspiration 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

TREPTAJ

Zaustavljen pogled
Kratkotrajno
Jučer, danas, sutra
Otkazano
Priznanje trenutka
Obrisano
Životne priče
Otpisano
Poruka jasna
Neposlano

Zadrži tu ruku črvšće
Da nas treptaj ne izbriše.




Saturday, September 2, 2017

BY THE SEA

He promised to divide our sea
so we could all follow new ways,
now the water  caresses my feet
I'm sunbathing here, as always.

I might have met him few times
those were brief blurry moments,
never enough to whisper hi,
silence always seems more honest.

He's the meteor in dark night
undefined, distant longing,
falling fastly from above
dissappearing, without warning.

I could watch it all from here,
with both eyes closed,
I could melt by this sea,
just being sky overdosed.

 A.B.

scene from the movie By the sea, 2015.



 ITI, <3

Saturday, July 1, 2017

SWEET SOUL

Sweet soul where are your thoughts?
Did you sin
did you let those humans punish you
with their rules and their own gods
did they win?
Did they think they made it through
against all the odds

I may seem far away and blind
only time will reveal all that's unkind
so when you talk to the walls
I'll give them all ears,
the silence shall whisper
and clean your mud with tears.

A.B.


by ANNA SUI



Invitation to Inspiration

INSPIRATION FROM ABOVE

South Carolina Cherubs after Raphael

Prayers are the language of soul. You don't have to be religious to feel the universal call of the human being which speaks through the words of a prayer. Some of them are beautiful poems, some of them are a simple reminder that no one is alone in his thoughts and doubts. Prayer is the true face of the present moment. It doesn't matter where it comes from, as long as it seeks for the light, it's something worth sharing with everyone.



There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.

There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don't you? 
Rumi

Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

''Deep peace of the running wave to you,

Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the shining stars to you,
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you, for ever.''
(Source unknown - early Scottish)




''Lord, I don't ask for a faith

that would move yonder mountain.
I can take enough dynamite and move
it if it needs movin'.  I pray, Lord,
for enough faith to move me.''

Norman Allen 

by matialonsor



''Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.''




Beloved,

Guide my footsteps and give me the strength to trust the foot sones will rise up to meet me even when I am unable to see beyond my own light. Send in the ones that I am meant to help and those that are meant to serve as help and guide for me. Help me to continually gather myself up in my arms which are help within yours each time I break. Knowing fully that as I do so I am letting go and surrendering that which no longer serves me. Lighten the hearts and bring joy to those that suffer and speak as loudly as is necessary so they too can listen and answer the call.
Fill me to overflowing with your grace, love and joy, and expand this little container so that I can be a vessel from which all that is good flows out in a never ending abundance. With deepest gratitude for the grace and love that is always within me.




It takes strength, not weakness to seek the meaning outside ourselves. I believe every message of love and peace is a prayer. And therefore, the prayer has become today almost like a quiet rebellion.

Music has always had a strong link to praying since it's an act of creation which comes from the deepest parts of the human soul and not from the simple logic of the mind. In another words, art and spirituality have always been close companions. To truly feel and seek is to pray. May you find & create what you're seeking.


George Harrison-My sweet Lord
Michael Jackson-Heal the world
Lauryn Hill & Tanya Blount-His eye is on the sparrow
Leonard Cohen-Hallelujah


"Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood."
Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis

A.B.



Love, A, M & M

5 INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US


A princess, an actress, a scientist, a musician and a painter. 5 inspirational badass women and their memorable quotes that make our hearts and wings grow.




Call me Diana, not Princess Diana.


I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.



I don't want expensive gifts; I don't want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure.


 I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.



I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am.





 I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.


The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.


I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.

Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics.

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.

If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.





A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.


One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.

I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.
 
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.






  
 When I was studying... there weren't any black concert pianists. My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it. People have heard my music and heard the classic in it, so I have become known as a black classical pianist.


There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.

Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.

You've got to learn to leave the table when love's no longer being served.

Life is short. People are not easy to know. They're not easy to know, so if you don't tell them how you feel, you're not going to get anywhere, I feel.

 It was always Marx, Lenin, and revolution - real girl's talk.






Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.

I paint flowers so they will not die.

They are so damn 'intellectual' and rotten that I can't stand them anymore....I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris.

The most important thing for everyone in Gringolandia is to have ambition and become 'somebody,' and frankly, I don't have the least ambition to become anybody.

They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.

You deserve the best, the very best, because you are one of the few people in this lousy world who are honest to themselves, and that is the only thing that really counts.

A.B.

Ladies, happy Women's day.


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BETRAY(AL) MY LOVE

The Godfather II, 1974.


“Et tu, Brute?” 
― William ShakespeareJulius Caesar



Betrayal is probably one of the most painful experiences a sane person could confront. It is a low and unexpected punch, yet cunning and intentional, which doesn't come from the enemy, but from the ones you loved. It breaks to the ground the beautiful strong tower you have built without ever leaving you the space or the strength to rebuilt anything like that again. It is the cruel death without the opportunity for a decent escort of the deceased one. It is the strange sadness which cannot have the comfort in love like some other sadness. You don’t have the right to say goodbye, you don’t have any love left to forgive, and you don’t have the reptilian coldness to understand any of it. The only way to survive the betrayal is to forgive your own heart and separate it from the aggressor’s act in every possible way. Never mistake your integrity and love for foolishness. Never become the monster you fought. Take care of yourself for the love of people who are still there. They don't deserve to be the indirect victims. In fact, their love should bring back your faith. Through understanding the nature of this pain, give yourself all the time of the world to forgive and to heal on your own and be truly thankful for who you are. Now you know you can even walk through hell without getting burned. 



“To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.” 
― Malcolm X



Closer, 2004.


“Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword” 
― Oscar WildeThe Ballad Of Reading Gaol




The passion of the Christ, 2004.


“What irritated me most in that entire situation was the fact that I
wasn’t feeling humiliated, or annoyed, or even fooled. Betrayal was
what I felt, my heart broken not just by a guy I was in love with, but
also by, as I once believed, a true friend.” 
― Danka V.The Unchosen Life


''Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.''
― Sherrilyn KenyonInvincible




The Truman Show, 1998.


“Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.
If you're betrayed, release disappointment at once.
By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.” 
― Toba BetaMy Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut


A.B.


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