I'm aliiive!

First things first, the official SOTD is Alive by Sia cause I'm in love! 
Second, I am so very sorry for my absence but I've been really, really busy with a lot of stuff that I will surely talk about soon! Also, I had no access to a working computer whatsoever. So, as you know/ or not, I am back in Poland after having spent two wonderful months in the UK. This was the best summer ever and I need to figure out how to tell you about it: I'd like to divide this adventure into three parts - makeup new-ins, clothes new-ins, and generally description of what sweet kind of time it all was. :) I just need a couple of days to organize it all and you know, my uni's already started so I need to figure it all out. For now I can surely tell you I am so glad I had the chance to live in a foreign country and I'm definitely doing the same thing again next summer! I'm feeling happier and more self-confident, that's for sure!

How have you all been? Have you all been missing me? I hope so! Anyway, I'm not leaving you with only an apology, so here you have some new selfies that I took a few days back. I hope you enjoy them and see you soon once I'm back with a makeup new-ins post!

Oh yeah, I don't think I mentioned I am a brunette again? So yeah, that happened as well. :D

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Body positivity, a cheeky OOTD, and vintage makeup! ❤︎

Hello everyone! How has your week been that far? I hope you've all been good! The official SOTD is Uma Thurman by Fall Out Boy. Love this one, my blog title says it all. :)

Today, as the title suggest, I'd like to touch on something that has been bugging me for what feels like forever. Body shaming or rather body positivity as I want to focus on the good aspects and on how we should all love ourselves instead of getting the wrong idea.

I don't specifically like discussing such issues because everyone is opinionated in a way. You're either with me or against me. You are most likely to either think that all body types are beautiful and it's essential to love yourself or you claim that only skinny people are allowed to feel good in their skin. In which case you can leave my blog cause that's definitely not a view point that I'm gonna present or support. Now, just that we are absolutely clear here - I don't think that all skinny/ slim/ fit people are evil and they don't deserve happiness and they all should be gone blahblahblah. No. No. NO. Who I am going to be talking about are the people supporting the idea that fatter humans should either lose some weight or stop enjoying life. I've seen the worst on the Internet, and such points of view are not even on top of it all. And while some people are strong and find motivation is such bullshit talking, the others, including me, may get hurt, insecure, or even depressed cause that's how far it went in my case.

Why is body shaming socially acceptable? Why a skinny person eating ice cream/ pizza/ crisps/ whatever on their sofa while watching netflix is called cute and a fat person doing the same thing is considered lazy and gross? Why is that so, really?  What's the difference? If I decide to have a night with junk food, it doesn't necessarily mean that this is what I eat 24/7. And even if it like that, it's nobody's damn business. And don't you even try to start a but your health, lose some weight to stay healthy conversation with me. We're in absolutely no position to decide whether someone should change anything in their lifestyle or not. Even for the sake of their health. If you start talking like that to anybody, I can assure you it's gonna go down bad. It's gonna be the exact opposite of what you intend it to be. So please, stop. You're in no position. No.

Now, there's also a really common argument. Namely but it's not attractive at all, lose some weight so that the boys/girls will find you hot. Seriously? Well, first of all, who are we to speak for everyone? My idea of attractiveness may be a green haired, brown eyed, big lipped, tattooed all over type. And you don't necessarily have to enjoy these features. Repeat after me - the beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Period. And apart from that, what does the idea of attractiveness has to do with basic human interactions? Do we really have to find one another attractive to simply respect and be respected? I have so many friends that are not the example of the mass media idea of beauty and we're all freaking great and beautiful! Having good time. Guess what, there's no one right and universal idea of beauty. We're all gorgeous. Remember that, especially you, the person reading this, you're beautiful. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise or I'll get them!

I get a bit too emotional writing such posts but as a fatter person who's been laughed at her whole life I feel sensitive about this topic. I mean, I kind of get over it but it makes me sad there are young girls who, because of this stupid societal idea of beauty, think they're worthless. It breaks my heart because I've been there, I really have. It hurt. It made me avoid any parties or occasions of any sort because I just couldn't stop thinking of how awful I am and how I don't deserve to love myself. And guess what? The Internet has helped me a great deal. So, if you're struggling, here are some links to beautiful powerful people:

I swear, she's the most cheerful person in the world, it's thanks to her that I wear skirts and dresses and rock them pretty much. She's clearly helped me in fighting my hatemyself attitude. She's a queen!

Loey Lane.
She's the sweetest person in the world. As Sprinkleofglitter, she promotes self-love and confidence. It's important. She's a beautiful soul!

If you don't know her, go watch her tumblr. Seeing here gorgeous makeup skills, pretty face, and how confident and lovely she is is definitely the thing that's missing in your life!

Same story, basically. She's one sweet soul and her outfits are bomb! Her askbox is open and her replies make my heart melt!

So here you have it, your daily dose of self-love in case you need it. :) And now, to end it on an even happier note, let's watch my first lookbook ever! This is not anything specific, I didn't really accessorise since it was v hot yesterday, but here you have it, my kinda vintage look. Oh, I can only tell you that I bought this skirt in New Yorker, I got the shoes from my aunt so I don't know the brand, and the black top is from a local store but, honestly, any black top will do. :)

The sun was beautiful!

Same story. Beautiful sun ft. my perfect outfit and hair. ;)
This place might be my favourite!

Trying to be artistic. ;)

Obligatory sassy pose!

Some more serious modelling! :P

A selfie with Karolina cause she's gorgeous! Looook at my hair, it's her job! <3

Can we take a moment to appreciate the pure perfection of my vintage makeup?

And one more cause my liner looks too cool not to brag about it! 

So there you have it, that's the whole post. Wow, kinda long, huh? But really, despite it being extended, I don't think I've covered all the issues that matter, I'll go back to this topic soon so don't start saying 'eeeh, what about the fact that you don't need any boy or girl to validate you?'. True, I just kind of wasn't able to write about everything all at once. We'll get there, if you want to. :)
So, anyway, just to make sure we're all getting the right picture here:
1) We're all beautiful! All body types are cool, okay?
2) Respecting one another doesn't hurt and is really, really, really cool!
3) Loving yourself does not exclude loving others!
4) Did I mention you're beautiful? ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ 

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~ Twenty-five random facts about me ~

Okay, so on my previous blog (which you don't have to and definitely don't want to see), I did a Fifty facts about me tag but it was kinda lousy like I felt I was trying too hard. But today I felt like "hey, why not do the same on this very blog, why not show some random things about me that nobody's interested at?" again. Fifty seemed too many, so twenty-five it is. Now, I could film a video, I'm even considering creating my own youtube channel but I'm kinda scared. We'll see, let's stick to this form of getting to know me, shall we?

1. So, my first fact is that I'm left-handed. Not that it's especially important to me, it's just the first fact that comes to my head. I mean, you know my name, so being left-handed as a first fact it is. It used to bother me a little bit but as Dan Howell's lefty as well, I like to think that I'm in the cool left-handed people squad. LOLZOR.
2. The fact number one leads to this one - my favourite youtubers are Dan Howell, Phil Lester, Louise Pentland, Jack Howard, and Loey Lane. They truly influenced my life, the fact I am writing this blog is partly their *eheeem* fault?
3. I don't like the colour green. Waaaait, shush, before you all actually manage to kill me, let me explain that. I love the green nature - leaves, grass, trees, plants but the green on clothes, walls... ugh, nopenopenope. NOPE. I also don't like green makeup but it's not a big deal as it wouldn't do good to my eyes and everything anyway.
4. I can speak Polish (obviously), English, Russian (привет, меня зовут Екатерина, мне 22 года, я из Польши, это мой блог, добро пожаловать!), and I have some basics at French and German. I'd love to know Spanish, it's a gorgeous language!
5. I absolutely cannot sing, yet when it's my favourite song, I'm gonna sing, like it or not.
6. I am obsessed with handwriting! I love writing and receiving letters, I just think it's a very personal way of sharing your thoughts.
7. I have never been in love, actually. What am I missing out on? ;)
8. I am a 100% cat person, stating that once and for all. I don't hate dogs or anything, I'm only damn scared of them as one bit me when I was 12. Now I have a big reminder of how much dogs terrify me in the form of a scar on my left calf.
9. I am not a party person at all. After each and every party I am feeling bad about how much I don't socialize and how I don't get on with people during parties. I don't know, I just feel so out of place.  That sucks and gives me anxiety, I'd much rather go to a concert, cinema, whatever.
10. I am clumsy. If I don't spill my coffee while carrying the cup, I'll 100% sure do it while putting in on the table. I am useless at doing anything that requires any manual skills. Yes, I am handicapped.
11. I am also musically handicapped. I can't play anything, my fingers will just become stiff and meh. That sounds weird, ohhh.
12. A lot of people tell me they didn't expect my voice to sound the way it sounds when they hear me talk, they also say it doesn't match the "whole of me". Okay, I guess that's true.
13. I am addicted to music. Like it's a common thing, right? A lot of people cannot imagine a day without music. So yes, my mood gets awful whenever I have to survive a day without my favourite songs. I like almost all genres, but my favs are rock related.
14. I have one sister, who is three years older than me, and a brother, he's four years younger.
15. If you ever ask me whether I watched a given film or not, the most likely answer from me is 'no' cause I don't like watching films by myself and I have no friends. | sad music in the background |
16. BUT if I like something, I'm gonna watch it a million times and obsess over it til everyone hates me. That's how hardcore I am.
17. I love strawberries, mango, bananas, and blueberries. And I actually like tomato juice. Everyone in the world seems to hate it, I find it really yummy!
18. My favourite colours are black, blue, baby pink, white, and grey.
19. Speaking of colours, I am a very black or white person (haha you're hilarious!) But seriously, I am either insanely happy or sad. I am working on it but it's not likely to change anytime soon.
20. If someone calls me from a blocked number, I won't answer the call, I just won't make myself do it.
21. I will never willingly watch or read Fifty Shades of Gray, I find this book and film and all the hype extremely off-putting. I don't want to offend anyone, but to me this book is just plain stupid and I won't damage myself by reading it/ watching the movie. No. You can hate me now.
22. My favourite TV series are Sherlock and Criminal Minds. LOVELOVELOVE. 
23. My thumbs are too fat and I spend twenty hours a day correcting my typos before I post anything.
24. I don't know what's the exact colour of my eyes. Sometimes they're grey, sometimes blue, sometimes green. Meh.
25. And last but not least - I can't drive, I don't think the world will be a safe place once I attempt at driving. :P

So there you have it, twenty-five facts about me that will absolutely change your life. But in all seriousness, it was a fun blog post to write and so I'd love to read +Amani Carson , +Emma Murray , and everyone who feels like writing this version of this post. Feel free to recreate this, I'd love to see someone interacting with me, actually! :D
Oh, I almost forgot! Today's SOTD is Honey Whiskey by Nothing But Thieves. I kid you not, they're brilliant! Go check them out! Once you do that, a tiny kitty cat is born. You do want there to be more fluffy kitties, right?

Stay beautiful,
Kasia xx

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Taking selfies, graduating, and being sushi plebs!

Guys, I'm literally melting now! It's 32C/90F and I can't cope. Kasia, maybe if you'd stop wearing only black clothes? Nah, I can't compromise on my aesthetics (thanks Dan Howell, for teaching me the real lesson here!), gotta stay in black. Well, anyway, as I can stay at home it's not that much of an issue. I mean, it's still hot but at least I am not gonna get sunburnt, so well, let it be. There are literally so many things to talk about, I have been so lazy lately so I didn't post anything and now I've got thousands ideas and I'm not sure.. where do I begin? Well, let's just start from stating that today's SOTD is Happy Little Pill by Troye Sivan. This is so mindblowingy beautiful, I can't even express how much I love this piece. 

Now, getting to the point (is there any?), what happened on the 13th of July was my graduation! YAY. Like, seriously, yaaaaaaaaaaay. I am now officially an English-Russian applied linguistics graduate and I've got my bachelor's degree. This is cool, really, really cool. I can remember the second year when I had to wake up at 4 am cause my classes were starting at 7:30 am and as I was commuting by train, I had to wake up earlier than everybody. Not only that, my classes were ending at 6 pm and my train back home was at 8 pm, I was home around 9 pm, so go figure. I couldn't really afford renting a flat, so commuting by train it was. And honestly, I wanted to quit like million times, but somehow I made it. I cannot even imagine how happy I am that I managed to graduate. So now I'm supposed to be good at English and Russian, well, mission accomplished? ;)

Well, anyway, we didn't really have any ceremonies or anything like that, I suppose that's a real thing after you've obtained your master's degree, but my little partying thing begins today - bonfires and drinking and being slightly too enthusiastic, let it start, it's gonna be fab. Oh dear, I don't even know what this blog post is about, I'm getting rambly again, aren't I? Anyway, there are some photos I wanted to include in this note and if you like pictures as much as I do, stay here, cause there are plenty of fine bits from the last two weeks coming:

Apart from this one, it's actually vvv old, like three years old, I guess. Cliché pretty much, but I like it.
This is the kind of makeup I did a couple of days ago, I was thinking of something sweet and summerish, I don't know whether I succeeded or not. Tell me guys if I did or didn't? :) 

Same makeup, a different, supposedly kinda romantic, pose which is not my best one I guess, ouch!
Okay, so yesterday me, my brother, Karolina, and her brother went to the city and I tried sushi for the v first time. It was tasty, even though we ordered takeaway and ate it in K's car with our hands like some sushi plebs, haha! 

And going to the city also meant buying stuff. I knew I couldn't spend money as I am going to the UK soon and thus I need cash but this one was really cheap, plus you just cannot not buy another black tshirt, as I said before - aesthetics!
Yesterday's makeup, I did a good job here, I have to admit! I love how my cheeks look, my eyes are pretty summerish if you ask me, a cool look on me I'd say. What do you think?
Same makeup, a slightly different pose. I love my nose piercing, aaah!
I took it yesterday while Karolina was driving. I was feeling kinda cool, cause my cousin, Szymon, who is fifteen by the way, got into P!ATD, FOB, BMTH, AM and so we were driving back home and singing Uma Thurman or Do I wanna know?, just how awesome is that?  

Just a rose in my aunt's garden that I found particularly interesting, I took this the evening before defending my dissertation, I was SO scared. 

Some artistic Oreos to brighten your day perhaps? ;)

Took this while walking by the Brda river in Bydgoszcz. This building is actually our Opera Nova. It looks lovely, imho. 

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the taste of victory! That's the coffee I had after having graduated, it's called Cookies and it's v yummy!

So there you have it, the things that have been keeping me busy for the last couple of days. Summing up, I am extremely happy that I finally graduated. I am also a bit scared about my going to England but it, too, should be all cool and I'll be amazed and happy about how I can listen to the real English and all. Tell me, guys, that it's gonna be that way! Also, one thing always bothers me - using all these abbreviations, such as or imho or btw. Do you mind it? If any of you follows me on Twitter or Tumblr, you definitely know that's how I write most of the time, I don't even use capitals letters. As I started writing a blog, I figured out (with a little help from Izzy!) that this blog is serious business and therefore I should keep it as grammatically correct as possible, but I'd like to know if you guys mind these abbreviations. I like using them from time to time cause it sounds more like me and I'd like to have a certain style of writing. I don't know, let me know, please. Hope you enjoyed this blog post! 

Stay beautiful,
Kasia xx

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