• Finally found the box with my jewlery.... me 10 minutes later wearing everything feeling fabulous lol .... 💭 remember when you were 5 and you broke into your moms jewlery and put on everything including her heels and paraded around her room like you were a grownup? Man what a care free time back then #randomthoughts
  • Stop telling women to smile____________ I walked by this mural on my first trip to Chicago over 3 years ago. It was like negative 20 degrees and Bryan was trying to show me around while simultaneously freezing his butt off because this Chicago native had not dressed warmly enough while your girl did a pretty good job being prepared for the tundra. But I remember taking a picture in front of this because I loved the images of all the diverse women (I’ll show you the whole thing on stories) but what resonated with me was the message. Not sure about you but I am not the kind of girl that smiles all the time for no reason. So I often heard “smile” as I was growing up and been now, it really bugs me for a couple reasons. 1. Why do women HAVE to smile all the time? Why is it not acceptable to be serious instead of soft. Just cuz we aren’t smiling doesn’t mean we are angry or upset.Why don’t people walk around telling men to smile more?! 2. Why would you sit there and tell someone to smile when that is not their intent. Maybe that’s just their face, maybe their in a bad mood.... you don’t know. Instead you would rather make them feel forced to give you some awkward fake smile so that you could feel good about yourself. Haha it really bugs me. Do you feel the same?
  • Isn’t it funny how life works? When I took this picture, I was ruffling through clothing trying to find some cute stuff I wanted to shoot and then I saw this organe Chicago sweater and faded stone wash jeans and thought it would be cute to take a picture in them because my husband is from Chicago.  Well 6 months later, I’ve come full circle and here I am on my second week living in Chicago. Im excited for this new chapter with my family. If you have any recommendations for me that pertain to Chicago in general please leave a comment. They would be greatly appreciated. #happyfridayeveryone #chicagolocal #chicagoblogger #newtochicago
  • VISIBLE IMPROVEMENTS IN SEVERAL WEEKS! I’m so happy to report that after using the @bioeffectofficial EGF serum for the past few weeks my skin is firmer, bounces back faster, and has a luminosity I haven’t seen in a while. #Ad
This was my very first experience with EGF and I’m definitely a fan now! It was important to me that the serum only contained 7 ingredients, so I knew exactly what I was applying to my face. I would definitely recommend you look into this EGF Serum if you’re looking to try a new skincare product that will hydrate and restore your skin this winter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#BIOEFFECTPARTNER #BIOEFFECT #BIOEFFECTEGFSERUM
  • All my favs on SALE: my @cynthiamaenyc backpack that I use daily (btw the whole site is 30% off til midnight so if you want to purchase and get free shipping do it today and use the code FREE SHIPPING • my @luckybrand  jumpsuit which is on sale now and it’s super flattering even if you’re not tall and skinny • my go to platform booties from @stevemadden [everything linked on stories and “wearing” highlight]
  • DIY face mask for skin regeneration, acne, skin sensitivity and just a nice even complexion. I have been using this mask forever and it’s pretty easy to make: 1 tbsp French green clay, 1 tbsp aloe Vera gel, 12 drop *quality* rosehip oil. Apply to face until it’s dry and remove with a wet warm cloth (it can get messy). To get all the ingredients (that will last you for 100s of these masks, click the link in my bio and go to my Amazon page (the Beauty supplies list) and you’ll see everything there:) let me know how you like it and if you want me to share my DIY skincare .
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  • Been living in this @aloyoga set because it’s so warm and cozy. It’s prob my fav sweatshirt so far because the neck is a little raised and I feel all warm and snuggly in it :) Also, shoutout to all my Romanians names after Saint Andrew. Today is your day. If you are Romanian, then you know what I’m talking about :) if you don’t... well I’ll tell ya :) In Romania 🇷🇴 we celebrate our saints day that we share a name with as a second birthday. When you’re younger you get little gifts and everyone wishes you happy bday. This works out great because I have my real bday June 6th then my saints bday Nov 30th 🥰 .
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  • Happy thanksgiving 🦃🍁🍽 hope your day is filled with good food, some good booze and great conversations! This is the first time im not eating a home cooked meal for thanksgiving because Bryan and I are exhausted from our move and road trip and we don’t have any of our furniture or kitchen things so we will go out to eat. Curious if it will feel less festive? Do you ever just go out to eat instead of going a home cooked meal?
  • Finally got back in the gym yesterday and man did it feel good. I’m gonna start going regularly to at least even out the calories I’ll be eating during the holidays lol. My plan is to to cardio 3 days a week with at least 1 day of weights. Who’s with me?! Let’s keep each other accountable.
  • What brings you the most joy? Do you ever sit and think about that? I hope you do because you can make more room for those thing and less for the things that make you doubt yourself and feel less than. ——
My little cats @peenyhoudini @smushball and our dog @mypetpawsy bring us so much joy and happiness, I can’t imagine a world without them. I would move mountains for them becaYe THEY ARE my babies. When they are sick I feel down when I’m down they can always bring a smile to my face. I mean who wouldn’t want that?! ——
That’s why it’s so important to me that the transition from Los Angeles to Chicago was a smooth one for is but mainly for them because unlike Bryan and I, they don’t know what’s going on. That’s why we decided to drive across country. Because flying all 3 pets in the winter was gonna be more stressful on them then a slow and steady car ride. I’m working on the Vlog now of our cross country trip. So stay tuned for that. But I found this picture of Peeny and just wanted to give her and the other fire members of our family a shout-out. ——
Do you have any pets? I’d love to know what they are and their names?

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  1. This is my favourite post of yours. I can really relate to it except I’ve always kept a small circle of friends. I guess because maybe I moved around a lot as a kid and now as an adult. My husband is in the Army Band. Being a military spouse has definitely made me feel more lonely then ever and I have not found any “good” friends. I am the kind of person who is there for you when you need it: a shoulder to cry on, watch your child last minute, or borrow you a couple dollars for milk. But people take advantage of that and it is so heart breaking and infuriating. My husband just told me the other day that I can’t keep getting mad that I expect people to be good people and think like I do. He is right obviously. It’s just hard to accept that I guess. Anyway thanks for sharing this post. It was a good read and made me feel less lonley in a sense to know I’m not they only one that has gone through this.

    • I don’t think anyone ever goes through any experience alone. There is someone always out there that will understand. That’s a positive of the internet.

  2. Wow, you hit the nail perfectly on the head with this one. Every single thing you mentioned was a play by play of what my life in LA has been. What it’s truly like to move to LA, make new friends, find a job and pursue our dream, it’s never a cakewalk as we hope. I too used to have a large circle of friends and thought in order to make it this town, you have to ‘schmooze’, be a social butterfly(network)… Well, yes and no. Talent is the most important aspect, is what I’ve learned. At some point, you stop chasing the parties, the free booze, the LA lifestyle, all the fancy shit, the fake ass people and ALLLLLLL the EGO’s. One day you wake up SO TIRED and think to yourself – fuck all that, I just want to do what I love, and be HAPPY. We only have one life. In my case, GOD gave me a second one(I died 5 years ago). Therefore, I can’t afford to fuck this up.

    In the end, a couple things I learned are; 90% of those so-called friends are, “acquaintances” and not actual friends. They’re more like drinking/gossiping buddies because they haven’t figured out what the fuxk they’re doing in their own life, or, are just as unhappy in their life as you are. Next, as big of a heart as I have, you really CANNOT trust anyone, as much as I wanted to give people the benefit of a doubt, so many people have screwed me over one way or another. And last, the most important aspect… Focus on yourself, take care of yourself. If it’s writing you’d like to pursue, DO IT! Acting, modeling, writing, bar-tending, entrepreneur, whatever it is, just focus on YOU, AND DO IT.

    What always seems to happen in the end; after awhile, people start noticing you, your work, your craft. You start out as that weird kids that was ALWAYS seen by him/herself sitting alone with no friends, just drawing or writing to pass the time. Over time without knowing it, you grow, you’ve developed your craft into something special, so special it’s getting people’s attention now. Now, all of a sudden, everyone wants to know who you are, the curiosity is through the roof! Everyone’s a fucking cat and wanting to know, WHAT’S IN THE FUCKING BOX, CAN I JUMP IN IT??? Because let’s face it, people are like cats, very curious in nature, and like to be entertained, and eat cat food 🙂

    Anyways, I’m rambling on so I’ll end this by saying, I can totally relate to your LA story. Pretty sure a lot of people can, and some not so much but fuck them. Focus on you, your happiness and what YOU want out of this life, everything else seems to just magically fall into place as it should. Last, don’t force anything. If it feels like your pushing a massive rock Up hill to get something done, probably means you’re doing it wrong or it’s not the right time(which can be very frustrating). Also, listen to your intuition, that gut instinct, think of it as your guardian angel talking to you. Start trusting what it says to you when meeting new people, situations and new opportunities, it will guide you down the right path.

    Take care,

    ChrisMarq8

  3. Your self awareness and honest reflections are absolutely on point in this post. You expressed your hopes that this will be a time of growth for you, and I can almost see you growing and developing in front of my eyes when I read this post. Good for you for being able to analyze and pinpoint both your and others weaknesses – and come up with solutions and plans of how to react etc moving forward. Not many people have that ability. You will do great things and go places. I love people like you 🙂

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