Friday, March 18, 2016

How to Start a Conversation

Socializing with people is important to develop yourself and live a happier life. But how can you get people to talk to you? Well, they might be asking themselves the same question, so the best way to socialize is to start a conversation.
 It may take courage to talk to someone for the first time. But the beginning is always the hardest part. If you follow these steps, you`ll find yourself in a conversation where you forget to worry about keeping it up, but talk and listen automatically.

1. Say Hello

If you sit down next to someone, don't forget to say something like "Hello" or "Hi", so your following conversation doesn't come too suprising. Also with a polite greeting you let the other person know that you're aware of their existence. Besides, it'll make it a loteasier for you to continue: Greeting will be your first goal on your way to start a conversation which isn't that hard to reach.

2. Ask Simple Questions

If the person you want to talk to is in your school ask him or her something about lessons:
"Hey, did you understand last Maths lesson...?"

Or something you could nearly ask anybody:
"Your shoes are really pretty. Where did you get them?"

After you ask questions like these the person is going to respond and then it's important to refer to that topic for a little while. Don't attack them with different topics.
 When you get an answer on where the person got her shoes from you could tell her about you searching for a bracelet for a long time and in which shops you've been looking for it. After you finish your sentence you can ask the person which shops she likes. See? The conversation has already started.

3. Listen!

After you asked the person a few question, he or she will probably get more comfortable talking to you and start to give longer answers and then you have to listen. Don't interrupt him and let him know that you're interested in what he's saying by reacting. Laugh. Nod. Keep eye contact.

4. Smile!

Smiling is very important. How can the person think that you want to talk to him if you aren't smiling at all. If you don't smile, it will look like you are forcing yourself to talk to them and they'll probably try to finish the conversation.

5. Keep It Simple

You don't need to try to carry your conversation on and on and on... If you don't respect the short answers of the person and ask them the same questions again and again or tell them about something which makes them look away and try to escape the conversation, then it's better to stop. A good conversation doesn't have to take hours. Also, you don't have to tell or ask them everything at once. Still having some stuff to talk about you are both interested in is great, because that's a reason to start another conversation with that person on another day. So when you feel like you talked long enough to greet them the next time you see each other and your conversation is coming to an end then tell them politely that you have to go and say goodbye.

I hope these steps helped you to get a little more comfortable starting conversations. Feel free to comment your own tips on starting conversations more easily.

Keep smiling!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Makeup Bag Essentials for Day and Night

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No matter if you prefer heavy or natural makeup, it's best to have a little makeup bag to take care of yourself and accent your natural beauty. Today I have two suggestions for makeup bag essentials for you. One for day and one for night, when your makeup is probably going to be slightly darker.

So, here are my most important makeup essentials for day:

Makeup Bag-Day

1. First of all, you need a makeup bag. It doesn't have to be big. Also, you have so many bags to choose from. Your favourite makeup brand is probably selling them, too.

2. BB-Cream is perfect for a better looking skin without heavy makeup.

3. Powder for oily skin.

4. Some lip balm for dry lips.

5. Mascara to accent your eyes.

6. You don't have to make a winged eyeliner everytime. Simple eyeliner is actually easy and quick.

7. Some hand cream. Everyone likes soft hands. Dry hands can hurt, too.

8. A brush. Don't forget your hair!

9. If you're in a rush, keeping your makeup simple with only red lipstick can save a woman's day!

10. Your favourite nail polish. Because why not?

Moving on to the makeup bag essentials for the night...

Makeup Bag-Night

As you can see, my makeup bag essentials for night are very similar to the day version. The only differences are that you could need a bronzer for very simple contouring and maybe foundation instead of a BB-Cream to glam up your night-makeup.

I hope these suggestions helped you to choose your makeup bag essentials? I'd love to read what your must-have makeup bag essentials are!

Keep smiling!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

20 Books to Read in 2016

 Still looking for books to read this year? There shouldn't be a month you spend without reading at least one book. Books aren't only great for your free time but they can teach you so much! Not everybody likes every book, so if you're a person who doesn't like reading mybe it's because you haven't found the right book genres... To help you get started I've made this list of 20 books to read in 2016. Some of these are books I really like or books I haven't read, but want to. Maybe you'll find one that sounds interesting to you or you haven't heard of before...

1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
3. The Selection by Kiera Cass
4. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
5. Legend by Marie Lu
6. Heart: (Cuore) An Italian Schoolboy's Journal by Edmondo de Amicis
7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
8. Wonder by R.J.Palacio
9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
10. Martin Eden by Jack London
11. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
12. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
13. All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
14. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
15. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
16. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
17. The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine
18. Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith
19. Miss Marple's Final Cases by Agatha Christie
20. Genesis by Lara Morgan

 Which books do you want to read in 2016?
Keep smiling!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Blushing into Spring

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Hey! Spring is just around the corner and it's fiinally time to clean your closet and your makeup table and get some new fresh stuff. When we think of spring we usually think of flowers and pastel colours. But how about a little change this year? Instead of pastel pink, mint green or light blue let's pick our spring makeup in blushed powder tones!

This eyeshadow palette called "The Blushed Nudes" by Maybelline is perfect to get started. I discovered this one when I was looking for nude eyeshadow that would look natural and I was immediately impressed by it's colours! There are so many different colours which you can use for a very light natural makeup or even at night when you want your makeup to be slightly darker. This eyeshadow palette inspired me to choose blushed or powder-like colours this spring instead of the usual pastel colours.

Look at this "blushed" nail polish! Look at this colour and how it reminds you of powder and everything nice and elegant! This one is from Manhatten, but I'm sure you can find similar colours from different brands. Depending on your skin colour you can choose lighter or darker tones of this pinkish-nude colour. You decide which one looks best on your nails and which one you like the most.

I love love LOVE the "Lash Sensational" mascara from Maybelline. It makes your lashes look really long and dark without making them look like spikes or broken grass. And look how the colour of the bottle matches our "Blushing into Spring" theme!

I hope this post helped you to get inspired for your spring fashion this year!
Keep Smiling!