29 December 2014

Silence speaks when words don't

Seeing people change is not what hurts ;
what hurts is remembering how they used to be.

So yes, lately I've been fighting this huge feeling in my guts. Awful and sad feeling that I could not shut off. The one that kept warning me that things will never be the same. Everything is changing in my life right now. A lot is going on at the same time and it's hard for me to deal with it. I've so many things to deal with. I've been very focused and reflecting a lot on life and everyone that is in my life right now. I can't help but notice that a lot has changed. I've changed. They have changed. And somehow we are not the same and we've drifted away. I don't enjoy all the things I did. I've grown bitter lately. I know that I shouldn't. I'm lucky. Luckier than most people. I have a part-time job, my studies, a family and a home. I kind of lost my good spirit during this holiday season. The Christmas break is always a tough one for me. But I'm working on getting my spirit back. Getting everything back on track. So I'll see you soon, okay ? Don't give up on me just yet.
Change can be good they say. They also say that not everyone is meant to stay in your life. I guess they're right. It's just hard to accept. To let go is not as easy as it sounds. Especially when you've so many good memories with a person. I've learnt that good decisions are never the easiest. So no matter how much it hurts I will do what I have to do.

24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Sorry guys, I'm not blogging much this month. I have been much crazy busy... But some blogs will be posted during this Christmas break - if time allows me. I will do my best! Anyway, it was almost a year ago that I started this blog.

28 November 2014

Pampering evenings with Oleo-relax !

I was given this product by my ant who used to be a hairdresser. She advised me to only use it on the lenght of my hair. I use it on a daily basis - when I don't forget to do so. Mostly I use it before blowdrying, straightening or curling my hair.

24 November 2014

a lovely and useful gift from a friend

My dear and lovely friend @dimkarie sent me this for my birthday last september. You might know by now that I'm a big time lover of hand cream. I own a couple of hand creams. None of them are the same and this one is from THE BODYSHOP.

20 November 2014

Makeup Items I love this month

Here are three items I absolutely love and am using everyday this month.

16 November 2014

There's more to life than just great hair
but that's a good place to start.

I am currently using those two. My Redken shampoos are now all empty so I decided to try a new brand. Having already tried one of their product, I thought to myself why not.

14 November 2014

Two Skincare products I loved this month

20 October 2014

My new Lush addiction

19 October 2014

6 reasons why you're growing up - or old.

Nobody feels like an adult. It's the world's dirty secret.

18 October 2014

Is the famous Konjac Sponge the key to a better skin ?

For my birthday, my best mate offered me this little sponge. As one might know, I was thinking about trying this konjac sponge for a while. Thanks to her, I was able to try it.

10 October 2014

a ship at harbor is safe but that's not what ships are for.

« Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. »

I sincerely think it makes a difference. And you can make a difference in someone's life. A small gesture can change a mood so easily. I've seen it. I have felt it. And I'm sure you did too. So what are you waiting for ? Go on and go change the world.

A little step... Toward greatness comes from the heart.

5 October 2014

what's up with me ?

I know I have not been around much lately but I have been quite busy. I also moved back into my apartment. I am having a lot of ' I forget so many things back home ' kind of moments lately. I'm struggling to find the right balance between my work, studies and life. I should be able to take some photographs on Wednesday (hopefully!) so that is good news.

28 September 2014

Why don't we ever stop ?

Do you ever just take a moment ? Don't you ever just want to press "pause" on things ? Take a second, a minute and just look around you.

19 September 2014

My makeup essential

We all have those big headache just thinking about choosing between makeup products. What will I take if I could not take my whole makeup bag ? Some choices were easier than others. After all, we all have our favourite. In the end, if I had to narrow it down to just a few items, this is what it will be :

15 September 2014

Did you say ' trendy sweden haircare ' ?

I had received Hair repair as a sample in my monthly box a while back. I have used it a few times since.
The brand's words about Hair Repair : " This innovative product uses Sachajuan’s Ocean Silk Technology—sourced from nutrient-rich algae—to stimulate hair cells and strengthen each strand for healthy, continued growth. It forms a non-oily film around hair fibers, much like a bandage, that reduces frizz and enhances shine for a picture-perfect coif ".

11 September 2014

Call it magic ... Call it Egyptian Magic !

8 September 2014

how to highlight your features

I have bought several highlighter over the past few (years) months ~ two to be exact. The first one is a proper highlighter that I reviewed a while ago. I love it but I find it more of 'a cold weather kind of product'. I find my blush from Benefit to do the trick as well. It is defined as " a brightening face powder that finely spurns with delicate mauves and pinks " and after all. I don't know about you but I have been a deep fan of highlighter. Highlighting is often skipped.

31 August 2014

a little update

Hello everyone! ♡
I hope you are still here. First, I'd like to apologize for my little break. I hope you've not lost hope about Serenbird. I really enjoy blogging and speaking my mind. I have been thinking a lot while I was gone. I'm not very sure I'll have time to blog a lot this year. I have a lot of things planned. Even if it's not very wise, I think I'm going to keep blogging - except it won't be as regular as it was this summer. I will try posting one or two blogs a week. I can't promise you anything but I'll do my best. I hope there are still people out there that will want to read and join me.

15 August 2014

To be inspired is great, but to inspire is an honor.

Hello, lovebirds.
I'm about to do something drastic. Serenbird is going to know a short break. I need to take time to see if this is really working for me. I have a lot of things to do and think about. I'm not sure Serenbird is still one of them. I really love my blog and I enjoyed spending time building it and making it what it is today. I think that I just need to take a minute - a couple of days or weeks - and try to figure things out. I think I just need time. I hope you'll understand and accept my sincere appologies.

9 August 2014

My new mascara from Kiko

7 August 2014

Do you remember this one ?

5 August 2014

The last book I enjoyed reading

I don't know about you but I love a good friendship story. I'm not too keen on love stories but friendship stories ARE MY GREAT WEAKNESS. Sure, I can do with a little romance in the book department. But, well, I'm more into great friendships.

3 August 2014

You might remember my wishlist...

2 August 2014

5 steps to Happiness

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
~ Herm Albright

I feel like in this world there is too much negativity. I feel like the world will tell you all the things you did wrong. It will remind you of how much you've lost. It will never tell you how good you've been, how much you've changed and how important you're.
So I want to let you know that YOU ARE IMPORTANT for me. YOU MATTER TO ME.

1 August 2014

August's heart

30 July 2014

My Instant Beauty since 2012

This product has been on my shelves for a long time now. No matter what I do, I always go back.

28 July 2014

Benefit Dandelion

26 July 2014

My new hair

I have been struggling with my hair colour for a while now. When I was about 12 years old, I began to have white hair on my head quite quickly. My ant was a hairdresser back then so she coloured my hair at her salon. There was that one time I ended up with very black hair color - which was not done by my ant but one of her employees. I hated it as I have fair skin and dark brown eyes. I was not myself. It was not me. I guess that is probably where the whole thing started.

24 July 2014

Lauren Conrad ~ Beauty

22 July 2014

Soft hands & kind heart

21 July 2014

Serenbird goes to England

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. ― Allen Saunders.

Here we are. The day I've been waiting for so long. The day I will finally be on holiday. The two weeks out of my life. The two weeks away from everything. I've been waiting for this moment for so long that I can't believe it.

20 July 2014

Fruity & Bio exfoliant

If you've read my review on the facial squeaky-clean scrub by The Bodyshop, you know that I'm not a full time lover of facial exfoliator. Nonetheless, I'm trying to wrap my head around it. I bought this one in a pharmacy close to my parents' house. It claimed to be good for sensitive skins so I gave it a try.

quote of the week #7

© trans4mind.com /

This too shall pass.

As you know, 2013 was not a good year for me. I decided that from now on, I will try my best at being positive. I focus on the goood things in my life and how blessed I am for having the best people in my life right now.

18 July 2014

My great finds at Kiko Cosmetics

16 July 2014

My new 'Radiant Creamy Concealer'

9 July 2014

a 60s kind of breeze

6 July 2014

Sunday hair routine

30 June 2014

My abiding issue : hair

29 June 2014

The Bodyshop tea tree

I have bought those products in May (I think? Not sure, I've lost count of my crazy, lately.) And have included them in my skincare routine since then. I wanted to try also the Tea Tree mask but it wasn't available - not fault of trying to get my hand on it!

27 June 2014

I don't get it at all ~ Kérastase Elixir Ultime

25 June 2014

What I want to buy this month

Hello there ♥
I made a new wishlist. I realise now that it's a bit skincare focused ahah. I guess I will have to make a new one really soon… TO BE CONTINUED THEN. Do you have a wishlist ? By the way, the sales start today here! I don't know if I will get the chance to go into a real shop but I might do a little shopping online.

23 June 2014

June beauty crush : NUXE

21 June 2014

Play me a song or ANOTHER STORY

So I wanted to share with you this awesome song I really love ♥ I hope you enjoy it :)

20 June 2014

Leslie Knope, the fictional role model #3

19 June 2014

“ In infinite time, in infinite matter, in infinite space, is formed a bubble organism, and that bubble lasts a while and bursts, and that bubble is Me.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

18 June 2014

A bit of colour

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