Best Christmas Movies You Should Watch Now

Best Christmas Movies You Should Watch Now

What do you need for a perfect holiday delight? For me, it is a warm blanket, a glass of mulled wine with a lot of cinnamon, snacks, and Christmas movies on a TV screen. Nothing can beat that feeling of joy and warmth. This year, that is exactly what I will do – go offline and watch all my favorite movies. And I recommend that to you as well.

 

The best thing is to gather around your family, make some snacks, and enjoy watching all your favorite Christmas movies together. These are some of the best movies you can find either online or on Netflix this winter. You might have been seen some of them, but, hey, who can resist them in Christmas time?

The Holiday

Director: Nancy Meyers

Writer: Nancy Meyers

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black

 

The story about two women, completely different, yet with one common problem – breakup and unrequited love switch their houses for holidays. Culture difference and interesting life situations will put them into many unexpected situations.

I don’t know about you, but this movie is at the top on my list of all time favorites.

Love Actually

Director: Richard Curtis

Writer: Richard Curtis

Cast: Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Freeman, Joanna Page

 

How many times we actually have watched Love Actually? I can’t even remember. However, it is still one of the prettiest and joyful Christmas movies of all times.

The movie follows ten separate stories that occasionally interlace in London around Christmas time.  Actually, this movie is recommended to watch at least three times in December.

The Princess Switch

Director: Mike Rohl

Writer: Robin Bernheim, Megan Metzger

Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Sagar, Sam Palladio, Susanne Braun, Alexa Adeosun

 

What happens when Duchess of Montenaro switches places with Stacy, a baker from Chicago? We will find out in the newest Netflix movie. The unexpected encounter will change the lives of two girls completely. Vanessa Hudgens will make us laugh.

If you were a fan of The Parent Trap, then you will adore this as well.

The Christmas Chronicles

Director: Clay Kaytis

Writer: Matt Lieberman

Cast: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Oliver Hudson, Lamorne Morris

 

The story follows brother and sister that are separated after their father’s death. Brother Teddy has problems with juvenile delinquency, while Kate catches Santa Claus on her camcorder. Those two begin an adventure that most kids just can dream about.

A Christmas Prince

Director: Alex Zamm

Writer: Nathan Atkins

Cast: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige, Emma Louise Saunders, Sarah Douglas

 

Even though this is a sort of cheesy romantic movie, you have to give it a try during the Christmas holidays. Rose Mclver is a reporter, going undercover to get the inside story about playboy prince of Aldovia. She gets tangled in romance and royal intrigues that will make her wonders how to keep her old lifestyle.  

 

What are you watching this Christmas? Tell us about your favorite Christmas movies.

8 Resolutions Every Women Should Set in 2019

8 Resolutions Every Women Should Set in 2019

Christmas is already here and you still have a lot of things to finish – food, cards for gifts, wrapping. Do it with joy and try to be less stressed out about the things. In the meantime, this is also a great opportunity for you to think about your next year goals and resolutions. Think about what do you want, how you would like to push yourself into trying new things, such as learning a new language or travel more.

 

Here are some of the goals every woman should set for herself in 2019. Try to remember or write them down, so you can always check them out from time to time.

More Travel

Let your next year be a year for new travels. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should travel far away or out of your country. You can explore places near you, something you have visited as a child or always wanted to visit. Travel not only broadens your mind it also help you unwind and not think about work and other problems that bother you.

 

More Discipline

Start a new year with new resolutions – you will need more discipline if you want to achieve every goal you have set. You can buy a great planner and start planning ahead. Make sure they have in-depth spaces for all your notes and goals.

 

Learn New Language(s)

With so many useful and easy-to-use language apps you can now choose which language you would like to learn. Choose language that can even help you in achieving your goals. Plan to travel somewhere? Go online and find some quick but effective courses that will be interesting enough for you to stay consistent. Who knows what can happen in 365 days?

 

Special Saving

Save for something big. Whether you plan to buy a piece of jewelry, designer bag, or travel with your boyfriend to some exotic place – stick to your budget and try to save every month.

Go Offline

Even though it is hard with all social media, phones, tablets, and laptops, you should definitely go offline sometimes. Let this be one of your weekend resolutions, detox from work in the evenings and just do something you love.

 

Follow Your Dreams

We all should follow our dreams. Even though this resolution might sound cliche and old, this one can bring you a lot of joy in the incoming year. Whether it is opening your business, blog or simply learning some new skill, don’t hesitate to commit yourself to it.

 

Take Care of Your Body

Let 2019 be the year of eating good and taking perfect care of your body. You should plan ahead your trainings, daily menus and stick to it. Even though it can be quite challenging, you can always give yourself a few cheating days and continue working on getting in the right shape.

 

More Books

I don’t know about you, but I adore reading, especially fashion books. Lately, I have been reading biographies, and it is inspiring. You should read more in 2019. Don’t stick to only one field – read whatever interest you.

Why You Should Create Bullet Journal in 2019: Tips and Tricks

Why You Should Create Bullet Journal in 2019: Tips and Tricks

Are you one of those extremely organized people who can handle everything? Or you know to be sloppy, forgetting things all the time because you can’t remember where you have written them down? Well, then I should introduce you to the bullet journal – your perfect way to stay creative and organized in 2019.

Bullet Journal method was invented by web designer Ryder Carroll. Ryder lived with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) for many years, he decided it is time to do something to organize his mind and thoughts, make him less overwhelmed and more productive at the same time. First, he created a system where he combined diary, to-do lists, notebook, and sketchbook. After showing this off to his friend, Ryder created a website, blog and in the end, he has published a book – The Bullet Journal Method. It became very popular.

With this year almost coming to an end, you can start thinking about your new or the first bullet journal. And here are reasons why you should consider having bullet journal in 2019.

You Can Be Utterly Creative

Using bullet journal can evoke your creative side that you even forgot you have. You can design, sketch, and even do a bit of calligraphy. Even when you are not feeling well, just do some section where you can show off all your creativity.

 

Creating Layouts That Suits You

Bullet journal allows you to create just enough space for all your needs. If you ask me, I look for basic things in a planner – monthly view, daily view with space for my notes and thoughts. Some space for to-do lists would also be great.

If you opt for bullet journaling, make sure your notebook has dots instead of lines. It will be much easier for you to draw and make your own space.

Another good thing about bullet journal is that it is non-committal. If you don’t like the drawings you have done for one week, simply change it. Find what works best for you and be consistent.

Goals and Intention

Maybe one of the best things about bullet journal is assisting you to get to your goal and intention. Even Ryder Carroll mentioned and invented this in his book. He identifies different exercises that are associated with setting your goals. He created 5,4,3,2,1 exercises where 5 stamp stands for years, 4 for months, 3 for weeks, 2 for days, and 1 for an hour.

Bullet journal is great for keeping all thoughts, goals, and tasks at one place. The main property of keeping a journal is to be intentional in saving pieces of information.

 

Make It Easy

Believe it or not, creating bullet journal is pretty easy. After seeing all those lovely blogs, Instagram posts, and Youtube videos about bullet journaling it is now even easier for you to decide what you want from your journal as well. Remember this    – the best thing about having a bullet journal is that you can make it anything you want it to be.

How to Create Perfect Winter Hygge Feeling at Home

How to Create Perfect Winter Hygge Feeling at Home

Some time back appeared a word that hardly any of us can spell right. Hygge (hoo-guh) is a Danish word that is not possible to directly translate. However, we do know what does it mean. It is about creating intimacy, coziness, connecting with people you love, and finding happiness in small things.

While Danish people are considered as the happiest on our planet, creating and embracing their way of living is not so hard. Simple changes in your life can lead you to that specific hygge feeling. Unplug, make homemade hot chocolate or soup, and wrap yourself in a cozy blanket.

Here are some ways to bring a bit of winter hygge feeling at home.

As Much Candles As Possible

If you ask Danes what associate them with hygge, they will say candles. So, you know what to do – buy as many candlesticks, aromatic candles and put them in all rooms at home. Candles create the perfect atmosphere, whether you decide to spend a night home alone, or you are inviting your friends over.

 

More Natural Light

Danes are surrounded by darkness in winter, so it is not surprising the fact of them loving a light and sunny rooms and spaces. Your hyggelig home shouldn’t be only light and with big windows. You can also buy and put lamps on the right places in the house.

The best position for your table is near lamps, where it seems you are inviting to a cozy place. Choose light bulbs in lower temperature.

Add Books

One of the biggest hygge segments is relaxing with a good book. Add more books on your shelves, and don’t hesitate to buy more! There is nothing better than wrapping yourself in a cozy blanket with a good book in your hands.

 

Create Your Safe Nook

Every hygge home needs to have a cozy room with a blanket and a lot of pillows where you will feel safe and relaxed in every moment of your day. Danes recommend disconnecting from your work, everyday tasks, and everything else that bothers you – let your home be your safe nook.

 

Pick Warm Color Palettes

Cold shades are not a definite no, but hygge is better to achieve with the neutral, warm color palette. Beige, white, and terracotta are just some of the shades you should invoke. You can incorporate them into your home by placing more pillows, blankets and other details in these lovely shades.

Include Vintage Details

You can make your vintage details even more interesting inside your hyggelig home. Danes believe that items in your home shouldn’t serve only that purpose. They should tell a story or have an emotional value to you. However, be careful not to have too much stuff around. Always use a spring cleaning and throw away things you don’t need. Recover that vintage chair and don’t be afraid to show off that old teapot.

Always Seek Simplicity

Living like a real Danish is also to live simple. They always tend to find simplicity in all stuff they are doing. Use your space wisely and don’t overfill it with stuff.

How to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

How to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

For some girls packing for a weekend getaway is a piece of cake. If you are a master of organization and you like to keep your things in order, then you probably can be ready in not more than half an hour. However, there is the other group that finds packing exhausting, and annoying. For all of you out there – you are not alone.

 

In this post, we will share some of the secrets of weekend getaway packing. If you are going to some place where the climate is cold, make sure to bring all items needed, as well as cosmetics. If you want to get rid of that travel anxiety and you would like to learn how to pack quick, scroll down to see more.

Make a List of Necessary Things

Even if this trick sounds pretty elementary and obvious, sometimes it is the only thing helping you from forgetting things like chargers, headbands or toothpaste. Always write a list down – you can do it on your phone or on a piece of paper. Once you start packing, you can check all the things you put in your suitcase. This way you leave no essential stuff behind.

 

Pack the Night Before or Earlier

To avoid stress, pack the night before or a day earlier. Go through your list, and make sure that you have packed everything. Also, don’t panic if you see or remember that something is missing. You will get that done the next day. Don’t forget to pack your carry-on bag – put in a wallet, ticket, passport, and other important documents and items. Set two alarms if you are going somewhere early.

 

Check Weather Conditions

Even if you are going for two or three days away, it is important to check weather conditions. There is nothing worse than showing up unprepared for cold, warm or rainy weather. If you check the weather before start packing, you will have a better idea of what you should bring.

Plan Your Outfits Ahead

The best travel tip someone can give you is to plan your outfits ahead. Therefore, if you want to travel light, we suggest picking only the things you need. For instance, if you are going for a winter getaway, pick one coat in a neutral shade, one or two pairs of jeans (black and blue), two tops and two sweaters for layering. For longer trips, you can expand your wardrobe in the exact same way.

 

Prepare the Skincare

When it comes to skincare, you should always pack your essentials – products that you use every day. Mini, travel packages of these products are perfect, so if you have them, they will save a lot of place in your cosmetic bag. Don’t try new products while away from home – you surely don’t want to wander through the new places, searching for skin breakdown solutions.

How do you pack for a weekend getaway? Let us know in the comment section below!

How to Deal With Mondays Like Pros

How to Deal With Mondays Like Pros

If there is a person that you know that likes Mondays, don’t hesitate to show her or him to us. Oh, Mondays. They can be really depressing. Tearing yourself away from the couch can come pretty hard. Weekends should serve for wine nights with friends or movie marathons. So, we can completely understand how stressful can that be.

 

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to deal with Mondays better. First of all, it is not the end of the world. The Friday will come soon enough. Check out the tips we have found that are tested and proved by many successful people.

They Leave Time for Breakfast

A good and balanced meal is the perfect way to start off your day. That is why you need to leave time for your breakfast. Whether you like to eat banana smoothie or eggs, you should take that time and enjoy your first meal of the day. You can even try to grab a cup of coffee before going out to work.

Researches have shown that healthy and balanced breakfast can improve your concentration and focus.

 

They Prepare Ahead

Monday rush is more than known to all of us. Therefore, you should leave more time for preparing your lunch, clothes, and pack your bag. It is best if you do that on Sunday evening, even before your Monday alarm rings.

Even though you think those things are basic, they can much improve your morning routine and make your day less stressful.

 

They Don’t Check Phones

Resist the urge to look at your phone when you open your eyes. It is pretty simple – it increases stress levels. Even if scrolling over Instagram feed can be relaxing, you shouldn’t waste your morning time on that. Instead, mute all your notifications, leave emails for your office and enjoy the time in the morning – do your skincare routine and eat a healthy breakfast.

They Set Goals

When Monday hits, you can easily become overwhelmed with emails, missed calls, meetings, and deadlines. The solution to this problem is to set your goals. Set deadlines, arrange the meetings across working week, and plan everything by priority. You will feel amazing when your week comes to an end, and you see all of your tasks complete.

 

They Take Some Time To Adjust

Even if you love your job, the transition to Monday is hard for everyone. Try not to dive right in the job as soon as you are in office. Instead, start with something small – arrange your files, or clean your desk. Also, you can read a few articles online and then start fulfilling your tasks.

 

They Find Time for Both Work and Pleasure

After a pretty stressful Monday day at the office, it is essential to find some time for yourself and enjoy. Whether it is a happy hour with friends or family or just a good movie after dinner, it is important to relax after the first day at work. Making a balance is the best possible solution.

How To Create Perfectly Productive Workplace

How To Create Perfectly Productive Workplace

November is always a challenging time of the year – a busy schedule, a lot of things to finish until holidays and most of all getting all your work done. That is why it is very important to create a perfectly productive workplace. It will inspire you to continue working, even though you think about taking a break (that usually lasts more than you think).

 

Believe it or not, your desk can make a huge difference when it comes to your productivity. You could easily be distracted by many things that are near you. The solution to this problem is organization. Organizing your desk and creating a productive workplace is a perfect thing to do now, and be prepared for the next month that is coming.

Tools For Planning

The best way to plan your day is to have a planner and the strict to-do lists that will help you achieve everything by the hour. You can find many cool planners round, but make sure to find the one that will fill all your expectations. Write all your to-do lists, goals, and tasks for the month, week, or days ahead.

You can also use a weekly desk pad. That is a fantastic way to keep all your plans right in front of you.

 

Declutter Your Desk

The more things you have on your desk, the more chaotic your mind can be. You can possibly get distracted by anything. You need to do a simple declutter. Buy some fancy pencil pots, mini storages, folders, etc. You can have all the things that you need, but very nice organized.

Add Some Plants

Plants are known as perfect energy and mood boosters. That is why, you should add one right in front of you on your desk, or somewhere near. They help to reduce fatigue, and they are perfect for detoxing your office. Most of all, a plant can relax your eyes after staring in the screen. They can help you reduce stress and make you more productive during the day.

 

Scents are Important

Even though you think candles can be counter-productive, some scents can actually make you feel better. Try orange or lemon and add a few drops of some essential oil. You will notice a difference in your productive workplace environment immediately.

Boost Your Inspiration

We all have periods when we are feeling unproductive and uninspired. In those moments it is good to have mood boards that will help you back to the old track again. Whether your job is, you can find images that will make you feel creative again – from magazines or photos of your family. Don’t forget to add some mood-boosting note with an inspirational quote on it.

 

Find The Right Position

Pay attention to your body posture when you sit for a couple of hours. Even if you achieve a productive workplace, still bad posture can affect your mood, productivity and can cause you pain. Make sure your hips are back, knees equal to the hips and foot on the ground. You can always add a cushion to secure your back.

5 Things You Shouldn’t Share On Instagram

5 Things You Shouldn’t Share On Instagram

Social media became an unavoidable part of our lives. Sharing photos and videos on Instagram is not only because ‘your family and friends will see it.’ You are now creating content that will represent your personality, brands, or everything else that you are doing.

That is why it is no longer advisable and vise to post everything that pops into your head. Your feed can easily turn into a chaotic place, without any order. Smart girls that are blogging have already learned that their Instagram feed represent who they are, and so they take good care of what they are posting. Here are the things bloggers would never post on their Instagram – so you should not as well.

 

Unauthorized Videos or Photos

Sharing someone’s else content on your personal Instagram feed is very tricky. Always contact a person before sharing their videos or photos. Also, be careful when you are filming something in your surrounding – if it is not allowed to take photos at work, just don’t do it. Simple as that!

Political Views that Are Uninformed

Expressing political views is more present on Twitter than on Instagram, but it spread like a fire. Therefore, if you want to post something political, then try to research that topic as much as you can. There is nothing worse than an uninformed political view. You can engage with a lot of different people, but is that the way you want to do it, through various comments and spams?

 

Personal and Emotional Cries For Help

The situation is following – you have just broken up with your partner, and you need to share it with the world. Any post is dedicated to him/her – you want them to feel bad for losing you. However, you can easily get a reputation of a sad person, that post too much personal stuff out there on Instagram. That is why, you should always think twice, at least 24 hours before finally deciding you want to share it with the world.

Kids That Aren’t Yours

Every parent has rights to post their baby’s photos on Facebook or Instagram. However, in the era of social media, personally, I don’t consider that as a good idea. If you are only a friend of a family with kids and you want to post it on your feed, you shouldn’t do it without permission. Along with the fact it is illegal, it can also fill in your feed with unnecessary comments under the photo.

 

After Gym or Drunk Photos

You won’t get any kind of support if you post that dead-after-gym photo. It can only ruin your perfectly aesthetic feed. You are not looking good all sweat, so don’t even think about sharing it with the rest of the world. Another big no-no when it comes to sharing is a drunk photo. Instead of clicking on a share button, send it to your friends so you can laugh together. The next day, they will be your best support, along with a bottle of water.

How To Prepare For First Day On a New Job

How To Prepare For First Day On a New Job

The first day on a new job is more than stressful. It usually implies meeting a bunch of people and trying to remember all their names. Also, you are running from one place to the other one, figuring out what your responsibilities really are. It can come pretty intimidating to all of us, no matter what position or job you are in.

Here are a few tricks we have prepared for you to set up all your goals and be ready for the first day on a new job.

 

Try On Your Clothes

Successful women would advise us to prepare all your clothes ahead for a next working day. Let that be the case with your first day on a new job as well. Don’t just prepare your clothes – you should as well try it. Trust me, there can be some small hole, or a button missing – and this is a chance to see it. Also, test your shoes and pick the jewelry you think a match with your outfit.

 

Pack Your Bag With The Essentials

Every woman fills a bag with a lot of (not so) necessarily items. For your first day on a new job, try to pack only the essentials. Don’t forget a notebook or planner – you will be writing down a lot of stuff. Second, pack a quick snack – granola bars will be perfect for those moments when your blood sugar is causing you to think less. You can always bring something personal, to remind you of your home office.

Learn About Your New Company

When you pass your job interview tests, that probably means you have prepared well, and find out all about your company. However, Google your company a bit more, and find out if they published some updated that you don’t know about. That is how you will be thoroughly prepared for a day ahead of you.

 

Plan a Route to Work

Your first and most important task for the first day on a new job is to be puntional and to arrive if not on time, then before. You should definitely plan your route to work, even for a first day. Always think about subways, buses or car jam that can occur in the morning. Extra 15 minutes will buy you some time if you are held up somewhere along the route.

 

Check Out Your Paperwork

If you have reviewed and signed all papers received after the interview, then it is not a mistake to check them once again. Thinking about bringing your own laptop? Check out your paperwork, maybe something is mentioned there.

Relax Before Bad

Sleep well before your first day. However, that is not an excuse to toss yourself in bad early. Go out with your friends, take a casual stroll or read your favorite book. Take some time for yourself and relax by doing things you like. Whether you love to soak yourself in a hot bath or going out with friends. As long as it suits and relaxes you – do it.

 

Beauty Enthusiasts: Organize Your Bathroom Space

Beauty Enthusiasts: Organize Your Bathroom Space

If you are a member of ‘beauty enthusiasts’ group, then you probably imagine your bathroom space as heaven. Everything organized, in their places – is there anything better. Between moisturizers, face masks, nail polishes, and hair straighteners, nothing should come between you and your beauty products. And that is why you need to take care of your space. Having your products organized, in beautiful, clean jars, boxes, and cabinets seems like a perfect oasis. No matter what size your bathroom is, you can always arrange your products. Here are ways to organize each and every product that you have.

 

Throw Your Expired Makeup Away

Throwing your expired makeup away not in the first place by accident. It is the first thing you need to do before starting decluttering your beauty space. No one, and I repeat, no one should use makeup that has expired. It can not only destroy your skin, but it also won’t be the same on your face as something that is new.

 

Keep Your Everyday Products Together

Instead of searching for your everyday products tired in the night, keep them organized in one place. Let that be an easy-to-reach area that will be seen and practical at the same time. I have noticed that bloggers tend to keep their products on chic containers – you can copy their organization tips.

Type Products Organization

When decluttering make sure to organize all your products in groups – body lotions, makeup, skincare products, etc. Next time you want to put on a scrub on your face or body oil, you will know exactly where you can find it.

 

Keep Duplicated Separately

You know those situations when you buy something and then realize you already have it?! Don’t worry, it happened to all of us. Instead of keeping those duplicates with the rest of your products, put them in a separate box or cabinet. Mixing and duplicating them again won’t be possible again.

 

Use Jars and Glasses For Cotton-Made Products

Keeping all cotton products such as pads and earbuds will be much easier and prettier if you decide to switch from their package to glass or jars. That way, your bathroom will look less chaotic, chic, and definitely well organized.

Use of Your Medical Cabinets

Not everybody has medical cabinets, but if you do, then try to use all of them. If your bathroom is extra small, even doors of your cabinet can serve pretty well. Use small magnetic organizers for those small items such as tweezers, bobby pins or hair-ties. You know, those things that are always lost after the first use.

 

Acrylic Organizers for Makeup

Many beauty bloggers advice us to organize our makeup into acrylic boxes. They are perfect because they can go to shelves, drawers or left somewhere visible. In this containers, you can see all the makeup you have so you won’t end up using something all the time while forgetting about something else.

 

Do you organize your beauty products? If you have some other beauty enthusiasts tricks for easy clutter, let us know!