newly-weds surrounded by braidsmaids and wedding guests
All photos: Jonathan Borba

Before you get swept away in the whirlwind of cake tastings and dress fittings, take a deep breath and prioritize the must-haves for a truly breathtaking wedding. Forget Pinterest-perfect pressure; it's time to focus on five crucial things that'll set the stage for a stress-free, joyful celebration that reflects your unique love story.
  • December 20, 2020

5 Crucial Things to Consider Before Your Wedding (Planning Must-Haves!)

newly-weds surrounded by braidsmaids and wedding guests
All photos: Jonathan Borba

Before you get swept away in the whirlwind of cake tastings and dress fittings, take a deep breath and prioritize the must-haves for a truly breathtaking wedding. Forget Pinterest-perfect pressure; it's time to focus on five crucial things that'll set the stage for a stress-free, joyful celebration that reflects your unique love story.
a close-up of two hands with natural long nails and Korean-inspired strawberry jelly nail look

Strawberries are one of my favorite types of berries. Their peppy, sweet, and sour taste always reminds me of early spring, when my granny used to treat me with a bunch of freshly-picked babies. Of course, strawberry jelly is just as delicious as garden-fresh berries, and paired with peanut butter makes a wonderful couple. So, inspired by the sweetness of this confiture, I've painted my nails a romantic pink-red shade, creating a smooth ombré-like transition from the matrix of the nail right to the very tip. If you like this strawberry jelly nail look, go ahead and follow my little tutorial.
  • December 07, 2020

How to Do This Adorable Strawberry Jelly Nail Look?

a close-up of two hands with natural long nails and Korean-inspired strawberry jelly nail look

Strawberries are one of my favorite types of berries. Their peppy, sweet, and sour taste always reminds me of early spring, when my granny used to treat me with a bunch of freshly-picked babies. Of course, strawberry jelly is just as delicious as garden-fresh berries, and paired with peanut butter makes a wonderful couple. So, inspired by the sweetness of this confiture, I've painted my nails a romantic pink-red shade, creating a smooth ombré-like transition from the matrix of the nail right to the very tip. If you like this strawberry jelly nail look, go ahead and follow my little tutorial.
woman in sportswear works out at home
Photo: Rawan Yasser

Workout clothing deserves just as much attention and thorough selection, as everyday wear. Just imagine, that you are going to spend 15 minutes to a few hours of your life actively fighting with calories and shaping your body into perfection. Sounds convincing, isn't it? Whether you prefer calm yoga exercises or can't live a day without a Zumba class, you are going to want to spend this time in comfort. Every little detail of your outfit has to support and help your body during this journey. Here is the top must-have workout wear you'll want to have for a comfortable home or gym workout session. Let's start!
  • November 29, 2020

Top 7 Must-Have Workout Wear for Home And Gym

woman in sportswear works out at home
Photo: Rawan Yasser

Workout clothing deserves just as much attention and thorough selection, as everyday wear. Just imagine, that you are going to spend 15 minutes to a few hours of your life actively fighting with calories and shaping your body into perfection. Sounds convincing, isn't it? Whether you prefer calm yoga exercises or can't live a day without a Zumba class, you are going to want to spend this time in comfort. Every little detail of your outfit has to support and help your body during this journey. Here is the top must-have workout wear you'll want to have for a comfortable home or gym workout session. Let's start!
woman in fall outfit using cell phone

Crisp air, vibrant foliage, and cozy layers – fall and winter are a fashionista's playground. Some say that if you can conquer the colder months of the year in style, you are a true fashion master! In today's guide, I've gathered 10 of my favorite effortless yet oh-so-chic casual trends that will elevate your everyday style throughout the cooler months. From statement textures to cozy knitwear and pops of color, get ready to embrace the season in comfort and confidence. 
  • November 02, 2020

#EffortlessChic: Top 10 Best Fall-to-Winter Casual Trends for Everyday Style

woman in fall outfit using cell phone

Crisp air, vibrant foliage, and cozy layers – fall and winter are a fashionista's playground. Some say that if you can conquer the colder months of the year in style, you are a true fashion master! In today's guide, I've gathered 10 of my favorite effortless yet oh-so-chic casual trends that will elevate your everyday style throughout the cooler months. From statement textures to cozy knitwear and pops of color, get ready to embrace the season in comfort and confidence. 
woman in sweater is laying on the grass
Photo by Photo Hoteam

Fast fashion dominates the clothing industry, flooding the market with brand-new collections and trends every season. But the true fashion lover knows how to value their investment pieces, understanding that style transcends trends. Building a fall wardrobe with pieces you'll love forever might be a challenge, but the effort is absolutely worth the reward.
  • October 27, 2020

Beyond the Trend Cycle: Discover Fall's Top 10 Fashion Trends You Need in Your Wardrobe

woman in sweater is laying on the grass
Photo by Photo Hoteam

Fast fashion dominates the clothing industry, flooding the market with brand-new collections and trends every season. But the true fashion lover knows how to value their investment pieces, understanding that style transcends trends. Building a fall wardrobe with pieces you'll love forever might be a challenge, but the effort is absolutely worth the reward.
a beautiful bride in a tight wedding dressa
Photo: Tom Pumford

The big day is coming and you want every little detail to be perfect. From the pre-wedding routine,  hairspray on your hair, and flower buds on your groom's suit to the color of the balloons and even the weather forecast for the wedding location: each thing must work together, flowing into one flawless symphony.
  • October 26, 2020

Embrace Your Shape: 5 Bridal Shapewear Picks for Every Wedding Dress

a beautiful bride in a tight wedding dressa
Photo: Tom Pumford

The big day is coming and you want every little detail to be perfect. From the pre-wedding routine,  hairspray on your hair, and flower buds on your groom's suit to the color of the balloons and even the weather forecast for the wedding location: each thing must work together, flowing into one flawless symphony.
portrait of a woman with curly hair
Photo by Vlada Karpovich

Shopping online can be challenging and complicated at times. One size doesn't fit all, unclear information about the desired item, or the arrived color isn't what you expected it to be: these are just only a few of the most common problems customers encounter when buying products online. When it comes to shopping for beauty items, the list of troublesome issues arises drastically, and so many things can go wrong. Starting with the quality and the visual appearance, and finishing with the basic characteristics of the product.
  • October 20, 2020

5 Important Things to Know Before Buying a Wig Online

portrait of a woman with curly hair
Photo by Vlada Karpovich

Shopping online can be challenging and complicated at times. One size doesn't fit all, unclear information about the desired item, or the arrived color isn't what you expected it to be: these are just only a few of the most common problems customers encounter when buying products online. When it comes to shopping for beauty items, the list of troublesome issues arises drastically, and so many things can go wrong. Starting with the quality and the visual appearance, and finishing with the basic characteristics of the product.
anlan face scrubber on the white rug

Deep facial cleansing never gets old. It is the first and most important step in a daily skincare routine, that relieves our skin from the burden of old skin cells, grease, and other nasty impurities. As a person who struggles with blackheads and enlarged pores, I can't imagine my life without a deep cleaning procedure. However, my skin doesn't respond well to the traditional method of exfoliation. So, today we are going to talk about ANLAN Facial Skin Scrubber* – otherwise called an alternative, gentlest way to clean the face. How does this device work and why it is better than a regular exfoliator?

  • October 05, 2020

The Gentlest Way to Clean the Face? | Anlan Skin Scrubber Review

anlan face scrubber on the white rug

Deep facial cleansing never gets old. It is the first and most important step in a daily skincare routine, that relieves our skin from the burden of old skin cells, grease, and other nasty impurities. As a person who struggles with blackheads and enlarged pores, I can't imagine my life without a deep cleaning procedure. However, my skin doesn't respond well to the traditional method of exfoliation. So, today we are going to talk about ANLAN Facial Skin Scrubber* – otherwise called an alternative, gentlest way to clean the face. How does this device work and why it is better than a regular exfoliator?

a portrait of a beautiful woman with long, curly ginger hair
Photo: Juliana Stein

Sweet September! My favorite time of the year is finally here. The time when nature turns magical and mysterious, and slowly fades into a night of long 'beauty sleep'. With the changing weather, our style, mood, and overall inner feel change as well. 
  • September 14, 2020

10 Soul-Stirring Fall Hair Colors Ideas for Brunettes, Blondes, and Redheads!

a portrait of a beautiful woman with long, curly ginger hair
Photo: Juliana Stein

Sweet September! My favorite time of the year is finally here. The time when nature turns magical and mysterious, and slowly fades into a night of long 'beauty sleep'. With the changing weather, our style, mood, and overall inner feel change as well. 
a close-up face of a model with a glowing makeup look and highlighted skin

Highlighter is one of the most versatile products in our makeup bags. It comes in different forms and colors, it can be liquid and dry, but there's one thing common for every high-end and affordable highlighter it's an incredible ability to make our skin look healthy and glowing with little to no effort. There are various ways to wear a highlighter on your face and body, most of them provide different highlighting effects on the skin. In today's post, we are going to find out what is the most ideal type of highlighter for your skin and how to use it to get different effects on the skin.
  • August 31, 2020

What Are the Different Types of Highlighters And How to Use Them?

a close-up face of a model with a glowing makeup look and highlighted skin

Highlighter is one of the most versatile products in our makeup bags. It comes in different forms and colors, it can be liquid and dry, but there's one thing common for every high-end and affordable highlighter it's an incredible ability to make our skin look healthy and glowing with little to no effort. There are various ways to wear a highlighter on your face and body, most of them provide different highlighting effects on the skin. In today's post, we are going to find out what is the most ideal type of highlighter for your skin and how to use it to get different effects on the skin.
a portrait of a beautiful woman with curly hair
Photo: Lucas da Miranda

Most of the wigs are made of either natural human hair or synthetic hair. Of course, natural human hair is durable, breathable, and can be styled and colored in any way possible. But with the quality comes the price. So, before making a commitment and choosing the wig, here are some of the most popular human hair wig styles and textures, you might want to consider for yourself.
  • August 24, 2020

What are the Most Popular Human Hair Wig Types?

a portrait of a beautiful woman with curly hair
Photo: Lucas da Miranda

Most of the wigs are made of either natural human hair or synthetic hair. Of course, natural human hair is durable, breathable, and can be styled and colored in any way possible. But with the quality comes the price. So, before making a commitment and choosing the wig, here are some of the most popular human hair wig styles and textures, you might want to consider for yourself.
Indian Summer 2020 Fashion Trends You'll Want to Wear by Liz Breygel on January Girl blog
Photo: Jack Finnigan

Despite the worldwide lockdown, we all faced at the beginning of the year, we might be able to get some rest during the Indian summer period, when nature favors us with the last drops of warmth. Indian summer (also known as Velvet season) is a weather phenomenon sometimes happening in the middle of autumn. It is usually characterized by unseasonably dry and warm weather conditions during the last weeks of September and the beginning of November.
  • July 21, 2020

Top 5 Indian Summer Fashion Trends You'll Want to Wear

Indian Summer 2020 Fashion Trends You'll Want to Wear by Liz Breygel on January Girl blog
Photo: Jack Finnigan

Despite the worldwide lockdown, we all faced at the beginning of the year, we might be able to get some rest during the Indian summer period, when nature favors us with the last drops of warmth. Indian summer (also known as Velvet season) is a weather phenomenon sometimes happening in the middle of autumn. It is usually characterized by unseasonably dry and warm weather conditions during the last weeks of September and the beginning of November.
close-up of a glitter eyeshadow laying on top of a magazine, close to the makeup brush

Oh, summer, I would love you even more, if you wouldn't burn my skin, dry my hair, and melt off my makeup. Assuming you live in a hot and humid climate, like me, then you might know the unwritten rule of a summer makeup routine, which is that you should always revamp your makeup essentials for the upcoming summer season. But, if you don't know where to start, then you'll find the following summer makeup tips very useful. They will help you have fun in the sun without worrying about your summer makeup look.
  • July 14, 2020

Top 5 Heat-proof Makeup Tips for The Summer (Oily Skin-Approved!)

close-up of a glitter eyeshadow laying on top of a magazine, close to the makeup brush

Oh, summer, I would love you even more, if you wouldn't burn my skin, dry my hair, and melt off my makeup. Assuming you live in a hot and humid climate, like me, then you might know the unwritten rule of a summer makeup routine, which is that you should always revamp your makeup essentials for the upcoming summer season. But, if you don't know where to start, then you'll find the following summer makeup tips very useful. They will help you have fun in the sun without worrying about your summer makeup look.
bridesmaids in rose gold dresses close to the bride
Photo: Patina Photo

When it comes to wedding trends, few colors exude the same level of sophistication and romance as rose gold. This warm and timeless hue has taken the wedding world by storm, bringing a touch of glamour to ceremonies and receptions alike. Thus, if you don't plan to dress your bridesmaids in fall-appropriate burgundy dresses or spend your wedding day shrouded in leaf foliage, then you should definitely take a second to appreciate the beauty of the rose gold color. 
  • July 07, 2020

5 Chic Rose Gold Wedding Ideas for the Modern Couple (with Unique Color Palettes!)

bridesmaids in rose gold dresses close to the bride
Photo: Patina Photo

When it comes to wedding trends, few colors exude the same level of sophistication and romance as rose gold. This warm and timeless hue has taken the wedding world by storm, bringing a touch of glamour to ceremonies and receptions alike. Thus, if you don't plan to dress your bridesmaids in fall-appropriate burgundy dresses or spend your wedding day shrouded in leaf foliage, then you should definitely take a second to appreciate the beauty of the rose gold color. 
close-up of two hands holding each other
Photo: Johnathan Borda

Weddings are the most exciting moment in every couple's married life and nothing, even the unhappy events connected with Covid-19, can overshadow this significant event. Of course, the world is going to experience the post-pandemic crisis for some time, even after the official ending of the global lockdown. Most of the big wedding events have been rescheduled for the next year, but if you and your partner aren't ready to postpone your plans, a few ways will help you to minimize the costs and still have the wedding of your dreams. So, in today's post, we are going to find out how to hold the most memorable celebration of your life, without breaking your family's budget.
  • July 02, 2020

5 Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding During the Post-pandemic Times

close-up of two hands holding each other
Photo: Johnathan Borda

Weddings are the most exciting moment in every couple's married life and nothing, even the unhappy events connected with Covid-19, can overshadow this significant event. Of course, the world is going to experience the post-pandemic crisis for some time, even after the official ending of the global lockdown. Most of the big wedding events have been rescheduled for the next year, but if you and your partner aren't ready to postpone your plans, a few ways will help you to minimize the costs and still have the wedding of your dreams. So, in today's post, we are going to find out how to hold the most memorable celebration of your life, without breaking your family's budget.
princessgolum
@princessgolum for Dazed

Since Crystal Lindy's video, where she is giving her hair a trendy mullet makeover, I can't stop thinking about this hairstyle. Mullet is a highly controversial hairstyle, it is both strangely appealing to me and kinda repulsive all at the same time. The only thing I know for sure ‒ mullet haircuts for women don't go away from my mind. And the only way I can put my thoughts together is to literally gather all of my favorite mullets in this blog post. So, in case you needed some mullet inspiration, check out this compilation of cheeky and playful mullet haircuts. Is your hair ready for the change?
  • June 29, 2020

Hair Trend Alert: 7 Bold Mullet Haircuts to Flaunt Your Unique Style

princessgolum
@princessgolum for Dazed

Since Crystal Lindy's video, where she is giving her hair a trendy mullet makeover, I can't stop thinking about this hairstyle. Mullet is a highly controversial hairstyle, it is both strangely appealing to me and kinda repulsive all at the same time. The only thing I know for sure ‒ mullet haircuts for women don't go away from my mind. And the only way I can put my thoughts together is to literally gather all of my favorite mullets in this blog post. So, in case you needed some mullet inspiration, check out this compilation of cheeky and playful mullet haircuts. Is your hair ready for the change?
woman is wearing beautiful, all-black outfit
Photo: Clarke Sanders

It is widely believed that black clothing isn't appropriate for the summer. Every fashionista knows that black color attracts and absorbs sunlight, converting it into heat energy. Therefore, wearing light-colored tees and jeans feels like a much better alternative to the classic black dress, even if it is little. But what if you aren't a big fan of white or fun colors? 

Summer does not automatically mean you have to pack away all your favorite black pieces into the compression vacuum bag! Many fashion ways will allow you to wear the all-black outfits even when the hottest heatwave hits your city.
  • June 26, 2020

5 Chic Ways to Rock Black Color in the Summer Heat

woman is wearing beautiful, all-black outfit
Photo: Clarke Sanders

It is widely believed that black clothing isn't appropriate for the summer. Every fashionista knows that black color attracts and absorbs sunlight, converting it into heat energy. Therefore, wearing light-colored tees and jeans feels like a much better alternative to the classic black dress, even if it is little. But what if you aren't a big fan of white or fun colors? 

Summer does not automatically mean you have to pack away all your favorite black pieces into the compression vacuum bag! Many fashion ways will allow you to wear the all-black outfits even when the hottest heatwave hits your city.
cute woman in baby doll summer dress on the grass

Dressing trendy and beautiful is challenging by itself, yet, when the air outside of the house is so hot you could cut it with a knife, looking your best can be even harder. Is your wardrobe situation ready to face the upcoming heatwave challenge? With the official summer, arriving just in a few days, I've decided to put together a simple, yet practical summer guide, which will help you to dress for the hot days with little to no fashion effort. From lightweight and breathable materials to trendy cuts and other little summer hacks: here are some of the best ways to survive the summer heat.
  • June 22, 2020

5 Genious Ideas for Dressing Up in Hot Summer Weather

cute woman in baby doll summer dress on the grass

Dressing trendy and beautiful is challenging by itself, yet, when the air outside of the house is so hot you could cut it with a knife, looking your best can be even harder. Is your wardrobe situation ready to face the upcoming heatwave challenge? With the official summer, arriving just in a few days, I've decided to put together a simple, yet practical summer guide, which will help you to dress for the hot days with little to no fashion effort. From lightweight and breathable materials to trendy cuts and other little summer hacks: here are some of the best ways to survive the summer heat.
couple in a wedding clothes posing in a field
Photo: Samantha Gades

Following a particular fashion trend, when preparing for a special celebration, instantly adds a few points to your style karma. Some say, people, who thoroughly follow the latest fashion trends, have lower depression rates and, overall, feel more confident about their appearance. Wearing a trendy wedding dress is one of the easiest ways to boost up your confidence, but will it go in style with the chosen wedding theme in general? Moreover, there are so many timeless wedding dress styles, which deserve your attention just as much, as the current trends. I and Yesbabyonline are going to talk today about one of such wedding dress trends ‒ the mermaid silhouette dress.
  • June 18, 2020

Do You Like These Elegant And Sophisticated Mermaid Dresses for the Wedding?

couple in a wedding clothes posing in a field
Photo: Samantha Gades

Following a particular fashion trend, when preparing for a special celebration, instantly adds a few points to your style karma. Some say, people, who thoroughly follow the latest fashion trends, have lower depression rates and, overall, feel more confident about their appearance. Wearing a trendy wedding dress is one of the easiest ways to boost up your confidence, but will it go in style with the chosen wedding theme in general? Moreover, there are so many timeless wedding dress styles, which deserve your attention just as much, as the current trends. I and Yesbabyonline are going to talk today about one of such wedding dress trends ‒ the mermaid silhouette dress.
close-up of a makeup stash that is laying on a wooden vanity
Photo: Emma Bauso

After the Covid-19 outbreak, the world is yet to face another hard challenge ‒ a severe and long-lasting economic crisis. The post-pandemic world is indisputably going to be different, and not necessarily in a bad way. After the pandemic, we'll all have much more important stuff to worry about, while minor concerns like fashion and beauty will stay on the side. Here are five simple, yet working tips that will help you save your budget from breaking during the uneasy, post-pandemic times. Do you have what to add? Please, let me know in the comments, I'm definitely in need of some money-saving makeup hacks!
  • June 15, 2020

A Post-Pandemic Guide that Will Help to Save Money On Makeup Products

close-up of a makeup stash that is laying on a wooden vanity
Photo: Emma Bauso

After the Covid-19 outbreak, the world is yet to face another hard challenge ‒ a severe and long-lasting economic crisis. The post-pandemic world is indisputably going to be different, and not necessarily in a bad way. After the pandemic, we'll all have much more important stuff to worry about, while minor concerns like fashion and beauty will stay on the side. Here are five simple, yet working tips that will help you save your budget from breaking during the uneasy, post-pandemic times. Do you have what to add? Please, let me know in the comments, I'm definitely in need of some money-saving makeup hacks!
bridesmaids in beautiful dresses and with flowers pose for the camera
Photo: Emma Bauso

Our wonderful bridesmaids deserve a chance to feel glamorous and chic just as much as the main heroine of the wedding ceremony. Of course, for those of you, who already decided on the whole theme of the event is going to be easier to come up with the style and color of the bridesmaids' dresses. However, if you aren't sure about your decision, some of these trendy styles and colors may help you with the final decision. 
  • June 11, 2020

Top 5 Most Beautiful Bridesmaid Dresses Your Girls Will Adore (with Images!)

bridesmaids in beautiful dresses and with flowers pose for the camera
Photo: Emma Bauso

Our wonderful bridesmaids deserve a chance to feel glamorous and chic just as much as the main heroine of the wedding ceremony. Of course, for those of you, who already decided on the whole theme of the event is going to be easier to come up with the style and color of the bridesmaids' dresses. However, if you aren't sure about your decision, some of these trendy styles and colors may help you with the final decision. 
beautiful plus size model in black calvin klein underwear is posing on a bed
Photo: Jennifer Enujiugha

Real beauty comes in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Therefore, there is no need to hide what Mother Nature gifted you with under the layers of baggy monochrome clothing. Curvy ladies look absolutely fantastic in tight-fitting outfits, and thanks to the plus-size fashion trends, every woman can look and feel stylish. Those bodycon dresses, pencil skirts, and tight jeans were made for curvaceous beauties!
  • June 08, 2020

How to Choose Plus Size Shapewear According to Your Body Type?

beautiful plus size model in black calvin klein underwear is posing on a bed
Photo: Jennifer Enujiugha

Real beauty comes in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Therefore, there is no need to hide what Mother Nature gifted you with under the layers of baggy monochrome clothing. Curvy ladies look absolutely fantastic in tight-fitting outfits, and thanks to the plus-size fashion trends, every woman can look and feel stylish. Those bodycon dresses, pencil skirts, and tight jeans were made for curvaceous beauties!
bride in a white wedding ball gown sitting in a car

Despite all of the unfortunate events the year 2020 has prepared for all of us, life still goes on in its usual rhythm. Luckily, the pandemic is already backing down, and we can go back to those important plans, which were postponed due to the lockdown. Open-air summer locations are waiting for the happy visitors, and everyone, who's been waiting for the most important day to come, can finally realize their wedding plans. 
  • June 05, 2020

Do You Like These Dreamy Ball Gown Dressses for the Wedding?

bride in a white wedding ball gown sitting in a car

Despite all of the unfortunate events the year 2020 has prepared for all of us, life still goes on in its usual rhythm. Luckily, the pandemic is already backing down, and we can go back to those important plans, which were postponed due to the lockdown. Open-air summer locations are waiting for the happy visitors, and everyone, who's been waiting for the most important day to come, can finally realize their wedding plans. 
Juicy Summer 2020 Fashion Trends To Drive Away Pandemic Melancholy by Liz Breygel on January Girl blog.

Summer 2020 is going to be one of the most unusual summers in the 21st century. Personally, I have never experienced anything like the Covid-19 pandemic and have never expected anything like it to bother the heat approach. But life goes on and one of the best ways to drive pandemic sorrow away is to dive into the world of the latest fashion trends. I heard that this year, all of the fashion trends are going to be truly unique and refreshing. Are you ready to leave the house and go on a wild shopping expedition? Then check out these fiery summer 2020 fashion trends and update your wardrobe according to these tendencies.
  • June 01, 2020

These 10 Summer Trends Will Drive Away Your Post-Pandemic Melancholy

Juicy Summer 2020 Fashion Trends To Drive Away Pandemic Melancholy by Liz Breygel on January Girl blog.

Summer 2020 is going to be one of the most unusual summers in the 21st century. Personally, I have never experienced anything like the Covid-19 pandemic and have never expected anything like it to bother the heat approach. But life goes on and one of the best ways to drive pandemic sorrow away is to dive into the world of the latest fashion trends. I heard that this year, all of the fashion trends are going to be truly unique and refreshing. Are you ready to leave the house and go on a wild shopping expedition? Then check out these fiery summer 2020 fashion trends and update your wardrobe according to these tendencies.
Practically Stylish: 4 Ways To Dress With Style & Substance by Liz Breygel on Janaury Girl beauty blog
Photo: Nathan De Fortunato

Ladies, getting old is a drag. Forget the fact that women have it worse than men - fashion trends don't help, either! Although your body is a year older, in your mind, you're still the twenty-one-year-old who parties and dances into the early hours of the morning. Who cares if you were bed by ten o'clock on Saturday night? You're only as old as you feel! 

Unfortunately, acting as if you're still a teenager isn't very graceful. Plus, it isn't great for your health. What you need to do is combine style and substance so that you don't feel like a Mom while understanding your limits. Here's how.

Splash Out On Accessories


In the past, you didn't have to worry about your senses because they were dialed up to one hundred. Today, the eyesight isn't as focused, and your hearing leaves a bit to be desired. The teen in you is desperate to ignore the warning signs, yet that only worsens the situation.

Instead, it's better to splash out on accessories such as Versace glasses. Not only are they incredibly fashionable, but they'll ensure your eyes don't atrophy anymore. Also, the price tag isn't as high when you consider how long they'll last compared to lesser brands.

Practically Stylish: 4 Ways To Dress With Style & Substance by Liz Breygel on Janaury Girl beauty blog
Photo: Pawel Szvmanski

Wear Something With Pockets


That's right - you're a little older, which means you've accumulated a few knick-knacks over the years. If it appears that you can't leave the house without them, which most women can't, don't take it as a sign of your age. The problem is easily solved if you wear outfits with plenty of pockets.

This might seem counterproductive to your clothes' stylish element, yet boiler suits and playsuits would argue otherwise! Both of these statement pieces are popular across the board because they mix fashion with comfort perfectly.

Forget Fast Fashion


Fast fashion is a billion-dollar industry, but it isn't sustainable. Over seventy million barrels of oil are used every year for clothes alone, with eighty billion items being bought yearly. Yes, the likes of Zara and H&M are easy and accessible, and the prices are affordable, yet their business strategies are harming the planet.

Practically Stylish: 4 Ways To Dress With Style & Substance by Liz Breygel on Janaury Girl beauty blog
Photo: Jair Garciaferro

To help the environment and your bank balance, you can shop with environmentally friendly brands. There's nothing more practical than clothes that last, especially when they're designed to consume fewer gallons of water.  After all, you won't spend hundreds of dollars on replacement items when yours have longer life cycles.

Save Ideas


An idea comes into your head one minute, and the next - POOF. Your memory isn't infallible, so you shouldn't treat it as if it is the biggest vat of information on the planet. The same goes for the internet because you may not have the correct search term to locate the outfit.

With that in mind, the trick is to write down practically stylish outfits on a piece of paper or input them into your phone. That way, you'll never be short of inspiration. Have you reached the age where you have to think about changing your style? What tips do you find useful?

Lots of love,
Liz
  • May 25, 2020

Practically Stylish: 4 Cool Ways To Dress With Style & Substance

Practically Stylish: 4 Ways To Dress With Style & Substance by Liz Breygel on Janaury Girl beauty blog
Photo: Nathan De Fortunato

Ladies, getting old is a drag. Forget the fact that women have it worse than men - fashion trends don't help, either! Although your body is a year older, in your mind, you're still the twenty-one-year-old who parties and dances into the early hours of the morning. Who cares if you were bed by ten o'clock on Saturday night? You're only as old as you feel! 

Unfortunately, acting as if you're still a teenager isn't very graceful. Plus, it isn't great for your health. What you need to do is combine style and substance so that you don't feel like a Mom while understanding your limits. Here's how.

Splash Out On Accessories


In the past, you didn't have to worry about your senses because they were dialed up to one hundred. Today, the eyesight isn't as focused, and your hearing leaves a bit to be desired. The teen in you is desperate to ignore the warning signs, yet that only worsens the situation.

Instead, it's better to splash out on accessories such as Versace glasses. Not only are they incredibly fashionable, but they'll ensure your eyes don't atrophy anymore. Also, the price tag isn't as high when you consider how long they'll last compared to lesser brands.

Practically Stylish: 4 Ways To Dress With Style & Substance by Liz Breygel on Janaury Girl beauty blog
Photo: Pawel Szvmanski

Wear Something With Pockets


That's right - you're a little older, which means you've accumulated a few knick-knacks over the years. If it appears that you can't leave the house without them, which most women can't, don't take it as a sign of your age. The problem is easily solved if you wear outfits with plenty of pockets.

This might seem counterproductive to your clothes' stylish element, yet boiler suits and playsuits would argue otherwise! Both of these statement pieces are popular across the board because they mix fashion with comfort perfectly.

Forget Fast Fashion


Fast fashion is a billion-dollar industry, but it isn't sustainable. Over seventy million barrels of oil are used every year for clothes alone, with eighty billion items being bought yearly. Yes, the likes of Zara and H&M are easy and accessible, and the prices are affordable, yet their business strategies are harming the planet.

Practically Stylish: 4 Ways To Dress With Style & Substance by Liz Breygel on Janaury Girl beauty blog
Photo: Jair Garciaferro

To help the environment and your bank balance, you can shop with environmentally friendly brands. There's nothing more practical than clothes that last, especially when they're designed to consume fewer gallons of water.  After all, you won't spend hundreds of dollars on replacement items when yours have longer life cycles.

Save Ideas


An idea comes into your head one minute, and the next - POOF. Your memory isn't infallible, so you shouldn't treat it as if it is the biggest vat of information on the planet. The same goes for the internet because you may not have the correct search term to locate the outfit.

With that in mind, the trick is to write down practically stylish outfits on a piece of paper or input them into your phone. That way, you'll never be short of inspiration. Have you reached the age where you have to think about changing your style? What tips do you find useful?

Lots of love,
Liz
ginger woman in blue bralette is posing with magazine on a bed
Photo: Leah Kelley

Throughout my early and even late teenage years I've always been self-conscious about my petite breast size. It seemed like every girl around me grew and became more feminine, while my body never changed. For a very long time, this part of my body harmed my self-perception. At times I felt less of a woman, just because my body was different from all the girls around me and the women I saw in movies and magazines. 
  • May 18, 2020

Top 7 Best Lingerie Pieces for Small Breasts

ginger woman in blue bralette is posing with magazine on a bed
Photo: Leah Kelley

Throughout my early and even late teenage years I've always been self-conscious about my petite breast size. It seemed like every girl around me grew and became more feminine, while my body never changed. For a very long time, this part of my body harmed my self-perception. At times I felt less of a woman, just because my body was different from all the girls around me and the women I saw in movies and magazines. 
a close-up of woman's eye with a sage green bridal makeup look

Spring is an incredible time of year when the sun starts to shine brighter awakening Mother Nature from a long winter dream. Isn't it a great time to speak your wedding vows and play the ceremony? Inspired by the newly-grown plants and revived trees, I've decided to create this soft and refreshing bridal makeup look, for those brides, who love playing with makeup and want to make up their wedding eyes by themselves. 
  • May 12, 2020

Stunning Sage Green Eye Look for Spring Wedding | Step-by-Step Makeup Tutorial

a close-up of woman's eye with a sage green bridal makeup look

Spring is an incredible time of year when the sun starts to shine brighter awakening Mother Nature from a long winter dream. Isn't it a great time to speak your wedding vows and play the ceremony? Inspired by the newly-grown plants and revived trees, I've decided to create this soft and refreshing bridal makeup look, for those brides, who love playing with makeup and want to make up their wedding eyes by themselves. 
natural hair and hair extension products by HairExtensionsBff

Long, thin hair demands constant attention and care, which can be tiring and time-consuming. Luckily, there are few hair care products, which make this uneasy task less difficult, helping to restore the good health of the hair, its natural shine, and smooth texture. As an owner of dry and thin hair, I constantly seek out new products that can tame their wild temper. Some time ago I had an awesome opportunity to test on my hair a set of hair care products and tools by best hair award 2019 nominee and winner HairExtensionsBff. The hair-reviving kit by HairExtensionsBff includes shampoo for hair extensions, conditioner, pre-wash oil treatment, and two kinds of hair combs for easy brushing.
  • May 03, 2020

How to Take a Good Care of Your Hair with the HairExtensionsBff?

natural hair and hair extension products by HairExtensionsBff

Long, thin hair demands constant attention and care, which can be tiring and time-consuming. Luckily, there are few hair care products, which make this uneasy task less difficult, helping to restore the good health of the hair, its natural shine, and smooth texture. As an owner of dry and thin hair, I constantly seek out new products that can tame their wild temper. Some time ago I had an awesome opportunity to test on my hair a set of hair care products and tools by best hair award 2019 nominee and winner HairExtensionsBff. The hair-reviving kit by HairExtensionsBff includes shampoo for hair extensions, conditioner, pre-wash oil treatment, and two kinds of hair combs for easy brushing.
close-up of an eyebrow gel by Etude House

Eyebrows are one of my favorite topics on January Girl, I can talk about eyebrow styling for hours! The peculiar thing is that before the early '2010s there was no specific eyebrow fashion. Of course, ladies prefer grooming and shaping their eyebrows in a particular manner, but no one gave so much attention to them. In my high school years I have never even touched them, just plucked with tweezers from time to time, but makeup never touched my brows. 
  • April 20, 2020

How to Set Eyebrows with Color My Brows Gel by Etude House? | Review & Demo

close-up of an eyebrow gel by Etude House

Eyebrows are one of my favorite topics on January Girl, I can talk about eyebrow styling for hours! The peculiar thing is that before the early '2010s there was no specific eyebrow fashion. Of course, ladies prefer grooming and shaping their eyebrows in a particular manner, but no one gave so much attention to them. In my high school years I have never even touched them, just plucked with tweezers from time to time, but makeup never touched my brows. 
woman with long, ginger hair from the back
Photo: Pedro Sandrini

Why are front lace wigs made from natural hair for women so popular? What should we consider when buying human hair lace front wigs? These are two questions everyone wants to know the answer to. If you are a regular front lace wig wearer you may know all the answers, but if you are new to the whole wig culture, then stay tuned to find out all of the answers about wigs before buying yourself one.
  • April 03, 2020

What are Lace Front Wigs & Why are They so Popular?

woman with long, ginger hair from the back
Photo: Pedro Sandrini

Why are front lace wigs made from natural hair for women so popular? What should we consider when buying human hair lace front wigs? These are two questions everyone wants to know the answer to. If you are a regular front lace wig wearer you may know all the answers, but if you are new to the whole wig culture, then stay tuned to find out all of the answers about wigs before buying yourself one.
portrait of a woman with naturally curly hair
Photo: Tiko Giorgadze

Wearing long hair-front lace wigs can be a lot of fun. You can wear it loose or style it in many different ways. Still, when it comes to styling long and very long hair, it is easy to mess it up or end up with a comb stuck in the middle of a hair. Here is how you can avoid unwanted wig troubles when caring for your front lace wig. First of all, make sure that chosen lace front wigs are made from natural hair. The straight hair wig should be one of these three textures: naturally straight, yaki straight – a hair that looks like it was flat-ironed, or silky straight hair.
  • March 30, 2020

How to Style Long Front Lace Wig? | Beginner's Guide

portrait of a woman with naturally curly hair
Photo: Tiko Giorgadze

Wearing long hair-front lace wigs can be a lot of fun. You can wear it loose or style it in many different ways. Still, when it comes to styling long and very long hair, it is easy to mess it up or end up with a comb stuck in the middle of a hair. Here is how you can avoid unwanted wig troubles when caring for your front lace wig. First of all, make sure that chosen lace front wigs are made from natural hair. The straight hair wig should be one of these three textures: naturally straight, yaki straight – a hair that looks like it was flat-ironed, or silky straight hair.
a close-up studio shot of the Ocèane clay mask with lavender exctract

Spring shower rains and warm zephyrs are slowly winning over winter's chilly temperatures. The weather is changing, so does my mood, which I like to support the external shifts in my looks, adapting my look and surroundings. After a praising ode, I dedicated to the lavender plant, its fragrant flowers, and the nostalgic feeling it revives in me, I simply had to incorporate lavender facials in my spring skincare routine. And what could be better than yet another purifying skin mask, when your pores are as big as mine? Nothing! Therefore, here is my experience with a Brazilian detox clay mask by the Ocèane brand, lovingly packed with my favorite lavender seeds and other beneficial ingredients.
  • March 26, 2020

How to Purify Your Skin with Ocèane Lavender Clay Mask? | Review & Demo

a close-up studio shot of the Ocèane clay mask with lavender exctract

Spring shower rains and warm zephyrs are slowly winning over winter's chilly temperatures. The weather is changing, so does my mood, which I like to support the external shifts in my looks, adapting my look and surroundings. After a praising ode, I dedicated to the lavender plant, its fragrant flowers, and the nostalgic feeling it revives in me, I simply had to incorporate lavender facials in my spring skincare routine. And what could be better than yet another purifying skin mask, when your pores are as big as mine? Nothing! Therefore, here is my experience with a Brazilian detox clay mask by the Ocèane brand, lovingly packed with my favorite lavender seeds and other beneficial ingredients.
will you marry me office proposal

If you are dreading proposing to your girlfriend, it might comfort you to know that many men have gone before you, and with a little forethought and some effective planning, you can make a proposal that will be remembered by both of you for all the right reasons. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
  • March 19, 2020

Top 5 Breathtaking Ideas for the Ultimate Wedding Proposal

will you marry me office proposal

If you are dreading proposing to your girlfriend, it might comfort you to know that many men have gone before you, and with a little forethought and some effective planning, you can make a proposal that will be remembered by both of you for all the right reasons. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
blogger Liz Breygel shows off her long, blonde hair

Winter is the most critical time of the year both for skin and hair. At times it can be challenging to maintain naturally healthy conditions and almost impossible to avoid dry skin patches and hair breakage. According to dermatologist Deepali Bhardwaj, you may even experience increased hair foliage during winter time but don't get too nervous about the situation, as stress may even worsen the state. 
  • March 11, 2020

7 Winter Hair Care Tips that Will Keep Your Long & Thin Locks Healthy

blogger Liz Breygel shows off her long, blonde hair

Winter is the most critical time of the year both for skin and hair. At times it can be challenging to maintain naturally healthy conditions and almost impossible to avoid dry skin patches and hair breakage. According to dermatologist Deepali Bhardwaj, you may even experience increased hair foliage during winter time but don't get too nervous about the situation, as stress may even worsen the state. 
beautiful, newly-wedded couple with matching rings on their fingers

If you are the type of couple that likes matching things, then there’s a great chance you will enjoy the thought and possibilities of matching wedding rings too. When two people come together, it’s only natural they want to share the deepest part of themselves and this then gets reflected in the outer symbols they show to the world.
  • March 09, 2020

How to Pick Matching Rings for the Wedding? | Simple Guide

beautiful, newly-wedded couple with matching rings on their fingers

If you are the type of couple that likes matching things, then there’s a great chance you will enjoy the thought and possibilities of matching wedding rings too. When two people come together, it’s only natural they want to share the deepest part of themselves and this then gets reflected in the outer symbols they show to the world.
a close-up of long, natural nails with an ombre, lavender nail look

Lavender is one of my favorite colors for springtime, especially its pastel variation. The sweet shade of lavender reminds me of the fragrant wild-flower meadows, which grow next to my granny's village house. I spend hours walking through the sun-warmed lands, breathing in natural aromas of thyme, lovage, yarrow, and, of course, sweet-smelling lavender. 
  • March 05, 2020

How to Create this Sweet Lavender Nail Look for Spring?

a close-up of long, natural nails with an ombre, lavender nail look

Lavender is one of my favorite colors for springtime, especially its pastel variation. The sweet shade of lavender reminds me of the fragrant wild-flower meadows, which grow next to my granny's village house. I spend hours walking through the sun-warmed lands, breathing in natural aromas of thyme, lovage, yarrow, and, of course, sweet-smelling lavender. 
a portrait of a young woman in white dress with pink mullet hair posing on a beach
Photo:  David Leong

Short haircuts always appeal to me with their rebellious and strict vibe. The perfection of shape, enhanced with trendy color and accessories instantly takes the whole look to the next superior level, boosting self-esteem and even mood. Don't wait for the new things to come, when you can feel your life with new energy right away, by trying out a new short haircut. 
  • February 25, 2020

Top 10 Beautiful Short Haircuts That Will Inspire Your Big Chop

a portrait of a young woman in white dress with pink mullet hair posing on a beach
Photo:  David Leong

Short haircuts always appeal to me with their rebellious and strict vibe. The perfection of shape, enhanced with trendy color and accessories instantly takes the whole look to the next superior level, boosting self-esteem and even mood. Don't wait for the new things to come, when you can feel your life with new energy right away, by trying out a new short haircut. 
sillouettes of three young women in shapewear lingerie

What comes into your mind when you hear the word 'shapewear'? I bet 90% of us imagine something between the infamous enormous panties worn by Miss Bridget Jones and tightly-laced Scarlett O'Hara's corset. Luckily, those days have already gone and good old granny's panties gave way to the sexy and seamless shapewear we are all using today. 
  • February 11, 2020

How to Instantly Define Your Silhouette with the Help of Shapewear?

sillouettes of three young women in shapewear lingerie

What comes into your mind when you hear the word 'shapewear'? I bet 90% of us imagine something between the infamous enormous panties worn by Miss Bridget Jones and tightly-laced Scarlett O'Hara's corset. Luckily, those days have already gone and good old granny's panties gave way to the sexy and seamless shapewear we are all using today. 
close-up of a hand with long nails and Tiffany Blue gradient nail look

According to Cosmopolitan's nail polish color compilation, pale blue is going to be pretty hot this spring season. With only one month and a few weeks left until the beginning of spring, I've decided to give my nails a refreshing, spring-time appropriate makeover, and share the results with all of you, my lovelies. Of course, the final result does not look as pale and subtle, as the color from the round-up, but I like it even more! And what do you think, lovelies? In any case, prepare your nail polish stash and imagination, because we have some nail design to do. 
  • February 04, 2020

Captivating Minimalist Nail Look for Spring Inspired by Tiffany Blue

close-up of a hand with long nails and Tiffany Blue gradient nail look

According to Cosmopolitan's nail polish color compilation, pale blue is going to be pretty hot this spring season. With only one month and a few weeks left until the beginning of spring, I've decided to give my nails a refreshing, spring-time appropriate makeover, and share the results with all of you, my lovelies. Of course, the final result does not look as pale and subtle, as the color from the round-up, but I like it even more! And what do you think, lovelies? In any case, prepare your nail polish stash and imagination, because we have some nail design to do. 

Expensive packaging and innovative formula do not always mean better results for your skin. Sometimes all it needs is a good homemade mask your countryside granny used to apply on her face regularly (and she still looks young and beautiful). I am a huge fan of inelaborate facials, which are easily recreated at home and done in a few minutes. Chop this, whisk with that, apply on the skin, and voilà - it is refreshed, brightened, and toned up! Doesn't it sound amazing?
  • January 28, 2020

How to DIY Natural Face Mask with Green Clay Powder?


Expensive packaging and innovative formula do not always mean better results for your skin. Sometimes all it needs is a good homemade mask your countryside granny used to apply on her face regularly (and she still looks young and beautiful). I am a huge fan of inelaborate facials, which are easily recreated at home and done in a few minutes. Chop this, whisk with that, apply on the skin, and voilà - it is refreshed, brightened, and toned up! Doesn't it sound amazing?
essence liquid ink eyeliner close up

Every makeup lover knows that you can't have too many eyeliners in your beauty arsenal. All of them are very handy when you need to provide an extra sass to the eyes. Pencil eyeliners and eye kohls are irreplaceable when it comes to a smokey eye, gel eyeliners are best for the iconic smudged Megan Fox eye look and liquid eyeliners create the best, sharp as a knife's blade cat eyes. But, finding a good-working eyeliner could be just as hard, as defining those wings. Some makeup artists spend years and years in the search for high-performance eyeliner.
  • January 19, 2020

Is This The Best Affordable Eyeliner by Essence? | Review & Swatches

essence liquid ink eyeliner close up

Every makeup lover knows that you can't have too many eyeliners in your beauty arsenal. All of them are very handy when you need to provide an extra sass to the eyes. Pencil eyeliners and eye kohls are irreplaceable when it comes to a smokey eye, gel eyeliners are best for the iconic smudged Megan Fox eye look and liquid eyeliners create the best, sharp as a knife's blade cat eyes. But, finding a good-working eyeliner could be just as hard, as defining those wings. Some makeup artists spend years and years in the search for high-performance eyeliner.
close-up of pastel makeup products

Let's be honest, lovelies, we don't need to have a ton of high-end makeup products to look our best. Of course, it is always nice to treat yourself with an expensive makeup palette or a newly-released foundation, yet we still come back to well-known brands that work well on our skin. Most makeup products have a limited shelf life. For example, it is recommended to change mascara every few months, and who wants to spend those hard-earned pennies on mascara? Therefore, today we are going to talk about makeup products, which you can save your money on.
  • January 16, 2020

These 7 Cool Tips Will Help You to Save Money On Beauty Products

close-up of pastel makeup products

Let's be honest, lovelies, we don't need to have a ton of high-end makeup products to look our best. Of course, it is always nice to treat yourself with an expensive makeup palette or a newly-released foundation, yet we still come back to well-known brands that work well on our skin. Most makeup products have a limited shelf life. For example, it is recommended to change mascara every few months, and who wants to spend those hard-earned pennies on mascara? Therefore, today we are going to talk about makeup products, which you can save your money on.
close-up of a modern renaissance makeup palette
Photo: Paola Aguilar

Every new year makeup brands develop and release a ton of new beauty products, yet despite this abundant diversity, which our grannies could only dream about, makeup lovers find it challenging to say yes to another eyeshadow palette. What if it won't fit your complexion, eye colors, or even the lifestyle you want to follow? 
  • January 13, 2020

Top 5 Universally Flattering Eyeshadow Palettes You Have To Try

close-up of a modern renaissance makeup palette
Photo: Paola Aguilar

Every new year makeup brands develop and release a ton of new beauty products, yet despite this abundant diversity, which our grannies could only dream about, makeup lovers find it challenging to say yes to another eyeshadow palette. What if it won't fit your complexion, eye colors, or even the lifestyle you want to follow? 
two women in formal clothing are rosiing the road
Photo: Chris Barbalis

Prepping for a big interview? Congratulations! You’ve already caught the attention of your potential new employer, which is half the battle, but now it’s time to ready yourself for the interview. One of the most important things you should do in the pre-interview process is to pick out an outfit that makes you feel empowered, confident, and capable. Whether it be a power suit, a blazer with slacks, or a brightly colored dress, the right interview look can mean the difference between an offer and a pass.
  • January 10, 2020

Dress to Impress: How to Dress Up for a Job Interview?

two women in formal clothing are rosiing the road
Photo: Chris Barbalis

Prepping for a big interview? Congratulations! You’ve already caught the attention of your potential new employer, which is half the battle, but now it’s time to ready yourself for the interview. One of the most important things you should do in the pre-interview process is to pick out an outfit that makes you feel empowered, confident, and capable. Whether it be a power suit, a blazer with slacks, or a brightly colored dress, the right interview look can mean the difference between an offer and a pass.
close-up of woman outfit in jeans and oversized nude jacket
Photo: Blue Bird

"New year, new me" is what I always say to myself at the end of every December month. The beginning of a brand-new decade is an ideal time to start following my old promises and to remember them all, this year I have finally decided to put together the five most crucial testaments which I shall thoroughly follow in 2020. Hopefully, some of you may find them useful and will join me on the path to better fashion choices. Shall we begin?
  • January 06, 2020

My Top 5 Fashion Goals for This Year: Quality, Style & Simplicity

close-up of woman outfit in jeans and oversized nude jacket
Photo: Blue Bird

"New year, new me" is what I always say to myself at the end of every December month. The beginning of a brand-new decade is an ideal time to start following my old promises and to remember them all, this year I have finally decided to put together the five most crucial testaments which I shall thoroughly follow in 2020. Hopefully, some of you may find them useful and will join me on the path to better fashion choices. Shall we begin?
makeup collage with a step-by-step makeup look inspired by Yennefer from the Witcher

I bet everyone had a chance to enjoy the latest Netflix original series based on a series of books The Witcher Saga by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Last year I had the pleasure to play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt role-playing game based on the same game, so I was overjoyed to start watching the series. For every hardcore fan of the novels — give this adaptation a little chance, and for those who never heard about The Witcher — don't miss an opportunity to derive pleasure from books, games, and series.
  • January 01, 2020

Eye Look Inspired by Yennefer Of Vengerberg | Step-by Step Makeup Tutorial

makeup collage with a step-by-step makeup look inspired by Yennefer from the Witcher

I bet everyone had a chance to enjoy the latest Netflix original series based on a series of books The Witcher Saga by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Last year I had the pleasure to play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt role-playing game based on the same game, so I was overjoyed to start watching the series. For every hardcore fan of the novels — give this adaptation a little chance, and for those who never heard about The Witcher — don't miss an opportunity to derive pleasure from books, games, and series.