Coloring My Hair Pink & Realizing Things

Hey my loves,

today it’s going to be a little bit of a personal blog entry. The last couple of weeks were tough for a number of reasons and I struggled very hard to upkeep a positive mindset. And while I was in this situation and feeling down a lot, I looked at a lot of different blogs and YouTube channels from other content creators and fellow bloggers who struggle too and it helped. It made me realize that I am not alone in this.

But who got me through it all were my amazing friends who were and still are there for me, even if that means just making me laugh and not talk about it. Sometimes that’s just right. So a huge shout out and thank you to my friends! I love you girls!

Now, you might notice that I never actually talk about any struggles or at least never go into detail and to be honest that is just because I feel like sharing my problems, my private problems, is not something I want to do on a broad platform. But I kind of feel like I want to change that, but in a dimension where I don’t go into my family problems. But rather my struggles with staying motivated and positive.

A couple of days ago I had one of my moods growing out of struggles that just became too much and I decided I needed a change. And that change was dip-dying my hair pink.

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You might know the saying: A picture is worth a thousand words.

When I look at that picture I see a girl who struggled very hard the day before with all her emotions, a girl who had to put on makeup and get out of the house and pretend everything is okay the next one, because where she was going she couldn’t talk about her struggles.

But do you want to know what I also see?
I see a strong woman, who knows that she is stronger than the overwhelming feeling of pain. I see a strong woman, who puts a lot of people first and loves hard. And I see a woman, who is broken, but stands up every damn time.

I see a human with so many great friends, who are her family sometimes more than her actual one. And I see someone who at the end of the day knows that there is always something to live for, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Some days may be hard, some days may be great. That is just how life works.

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If you are struggling, if you are having dark thoughts, if you feel like you are alone in this world, know this: You are not alone. You are loved. You are worthy.
Please make sure to talk to someone. Here are some sites:

13 Reasons Why Info & Telefonseelsorge

Talk to your friends, to your family or reach out to stranger. You will be surprised.

What I am trying to say is: With all the social media out there, with all the “happy lives” you see, with all the “happiness” around, you can easily think that it is just your life, that it is just you. But here’s the thing: Everyone has struggles. Some are worse, some are not. But everyone has their own struggles they bear every day. Just because social media says something else – better – portrays something else, know this:

A picture says a lot more than what you can see.
A picture is a moment of pretense.

Yes, some pictures aren’t that, but let’s be real, most of the pictures are. Just remember that is okay too. You don’t have to show everyone your pain, but you also do not have to hide it.

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Now, I am going to sign off and spend the day reading for a term paper and trying not to procrastinate and Netflix instead.

I am very thankful for everyone here on this platform who follows and reads my blog! I hope you all have a wonderful day and spend it laughing!

XoXo,
Jasmin.

 

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Beauty Haul

Hey my loves,

a couple of days ago I went into my local drugstore and bought some goodies and I thought I would share them with you. I haven’t treated myself lately with some good skin care and hair products so that’s what I went for.

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I’ve seen it online that the drugstore I went to is now carrying some Koran skin care and I thought I would try something. I went for the “Awakening Under Eye Mask with Ginseng & Eucalyptus”. I already tried them out and I really liked them. They had a cooling effect and felt quite nice, and I did see a difference afterwards. It’s just sad that you only get one use out of them.

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The other mask is a sheet mask. The sheet mask has kaolin clay and green tea extract in it. I was really interested to see how a clay sheet mask would work and it worked quite well, the mask hardened and left a little bit of remaining clay on your skin, which was easily to wash off. I really enjoyed this mask and my skin definitely felt tighter and clearer afterwards.

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Lately I’ve been really into pastel colored nail polish so I had to buy these two colors. The left one is like an army green one but in matte and the right one is a blue-ish light purple. “Trend it up” really has amazing nail polishes, they last long and look great on the nail, for a drugstore nail polish they are a real steal. If you ever come across I would highly recommend that you try them out.

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Now, if you are a YouTube junkie just as I am you may have seen all the US-girls go on an amazing trip for this product release. And ever since they talked about it I waited patiently for it to come out here in Germany. This Garnier Fructis product is a hair mask, they come in, I believe, three different versions. I went for the repairing papaya hair food masks, since my hair is quite damaged due to bleaching it and because of the cold winter months. I haven’t tried this one yet, because I’m finished another mask, but I did smell it and, oh my good, it smells so good. Can’t wait to try it!

This was it all for my haul, it wasn’t a lot, but I still hoped you enjoyed it. Have you tried any Korean beauty products? Let me know in the comments below.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Get Ready With Me: Christmas Market Edition

Hey my loves,

in today’s video, I am showing you how I got ready for a lovely evening at a Christmas Market. I hope you enjoy today’s video:

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Products I’ve used:

For my hair:

I hope you enjoyed today’s entry and video and if you did make sure to show both some love. And to get some sneak peek photos of next week’s entry, check out my Instagram:

Instagram | The Dawn of Inspiration

I wish you all a wonderful week!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Five Easy & Fast Hairstyles for Everyday

Hey my loves,

today I am sharing with you a couple of hairstyle ideas that are perfect for work, school (or Uni) or even for a night out. I had a friend helping out, you may know her, she has been guest writing here and there. It’s Miriam! I hope you enjoy this entry!

Fishtail Braid

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Divide your hair into two sections. For this look you want your hair to be open underneath, so tuck that away while you are braiding the top half.

Divide the hair into two even sections. Take a thin strand of hair from either the right (or left) side and place to the other side incorporating it with that hair. You can either move across or underneath, it really depends on how you like it. Then repeat the same step with the left side. Make sure to always tug on the sides to tighten them. Keep alternating sides until you reach the end of the hair and secure with a hair tie.

Messy Bun – 3 Ways to wear

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For Miriam’s first look just throw your hair up in a bun and secure it with a hair tie. For her second look divide the hair into two sections and throw the upper hair in a bun, leaving out the lower part of your hair. In my case, I left out my fringe and put the bun a bit higher to get a lifted effect. I find that the messier it looks the greater the result is.

Side Braid – 2 Options

3-3.JPG4-4.JPG12.JPG13.JPGFor the version you can see on my head: Part your hair. Then divide one strand of hair into three even sections, grab one of the outer sections and cross it over to the middle, then grab the outer section on the opposite side and pull it to the middle. Every time you go to cross one of the outer strands down to the middle, add a section of loose hair. Stop braiding as soon as you can hide the hair underneath the other in the back.

For Miriam’s version: Part your hair, then divide the hair on the side which you want to be braided into three even section. Grab one of the outer sections and cross it over to the middle, then grab the outer section on the opposite side and pull it to the middle. Every time you go to cross one of the outer strands down to the middle, add a section of loose hair. Stop braiding as soon as you can hide the hair underneath the other in the back.

Miley Bun’s or Princess Leia Hair

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Divide your hair into two even sections and throw each side into a messy bun. That’s how simple it is! I left out my fringe but you could easily wear it like Miriam did.

Quick Curls for Everyday

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For quick and easy curls you want to put your hair up in a very high sitting ponytail. Then just curl the part that’s hanging out, remember to alternate your curls (out- and inwards) and then just get rid of you hair tie, run with your fingers through your hair and maybe retouch some strands of hair (I did that around my face) and you’re left with super fast curls. Takes about 5 mins.

I hope you enjoyed today’s entry and if you did make sure to give it a thumbs up! I would really appreciate it!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Hair Style Transformation for Spring/Summer 2015

Hey my loves,

last week I got my hair cut and colored, first of all because my roots were way to far grown out, but also because I wanted a big change in my hair length. My hair was very long and also at the roots very thin, so I thought why not cut it to shoulder length and let it grow out healthier. Here is my new cut and color:

I have a few layers as you can see in the picture on the right. They start at around my chin and the layers in front start under my nose. For the color I just got blonde highlights and my hairdresser put a toner in to get the yellow undertone out. I absolutely love it and my hair feels so much healthier now.

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Tell me in the comments if you are planning on changing your hair for Spring/Summer. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

XoXo, Jasmin.