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5 Ways how to get over January Blues

 

Wearing: Shoes: Isabel Marant, Skirt: Revolve, T-Shirt: Balmain 

January can be one of the most depressing month. I remember those times when I had to return to the office after Christmas and everybody around was miserable. You just keep bumping into grumpy people in the streets and everybody on the morning train has a sour face on. People used to talk about how much they have to save in January as they splurged on Christmas fun. Nobody was really going out, drinking or doing anything interesting. Well, let’s face it the holiday eating habits are really out of order so it is probably natural that people want to have fresh start and detox a bit. And they also have to watch their spending.

And all of this in a combination with cold weather can result in a very dull month. It is a very long month, holiday fun is over and spring is still far away. I really get all of this however it does  not have to be like that even if your budget is small. So I thought we all need a bit of motivation and few tips how to survive January blues.

Dress Well

There has been a lot of research done how clothes and what you wear is connected to your confidence and your emotions. Just imagine yourself even now wearing a well fitted suit or pyjamas and doing a pitch to somebody. Two different outfits can change everything but mainly your confidence and how you feel. It is ok to wear comfortable clothes but if you slip too often and just say you stay in pyjamas because you feel rubbish it is not leading anywhere. So each time you want to grab that oversized jumper and leggings maybe think twice and pick that glamorous blouse instead.

Look after your body 

If you look after your body it will thank you sooner or later. The first thing most of us tend to do when we do not feel great is to grab a bar of chocolate or another type of comfort food. However, if you eat nutritious food and keep up with the balanced diet you can even manage your moods. And if you add bit of exercise that is even better. And looking after yourself also means to get good night sleep and meditate. Everything works well in moderation so even if you are motivated to lose few pounds do not overdo it.

Do things you love

I know it is January but there has to be at least one thing you can do even on a small budget. You can go for a long walk with a friend and make a cup of coffee at home, you can watch great TV series, finally get that book you wanted to read, go swimming, meet other people or treat yourself to a manicure. I have always loved the idea of having my girlfriends over and do a beauty night in with some pop corn, Neflix and face masks. It is a great way how to keep some social life going even if you overspend during December.

Make plans

January is a great month to plan the whole year, set goals, book holidays and write down your dreams that with a bit of work and luck and planning can come true. Imagine if you actually do book your holidays during this super long winter month. That must cheer up even the most miserable person. Or at least I hope so.

Organise your home/Change decor

If you like to feel productive you can always work on your interior at home. How about to update decor in the living room or bedroom. Your surroundings should make you feel good when you spend lot of time there especially during winter months. There are still lot of sales around so if you grab a different paint or a nice throw with cushions that are on sale you can easily bring a bit of glamour to your house too.

So let’s try this and make sure we feel great even in January. No point to cry, moan and feel bad just because it is winter month and not much is going on. It is about what we do and how we make it.

Leden byva casto jeden z nejvic depresivnich mesicu. Moc dobre si pamatuju, kdyz jsem jeste pracovala v kancelari jak byli lidi mrzuti, unaveni a porad si jenom stezovali. Kazdy musel setrit, protoze utratil vse na Vanoce a Novorocnich oslavach. A kazdy se rozhodl hubnout, zahajit detox a cvicit. A tak nikdo nechtel nic podnikat, nic delat a vubec nalada byla kazdy rok pod psa. Ranni cesta metrem byla prehlidka kyselych obliceju a prichod do prace nebyval o moc lepsi. 

A tohle vse spolu s pocasim ma za to, ze Leden byva povazovany za takovy ponury a nudny mesic. Ale ono to tak nemusi byt a to i presto, ze chcete opravdu setrit. A tak jsem se rozhodla sepsat par tipu jak s touto mrzutou naladou zatocit. 

Hezky se oblecte

Ne nadarmo se rika, ze obleceni dela cloveka. Cetla jsem uz nekolik clanku, ktere tvrdi, ze pruzkumy dokazuji, ze spravne zvolene obleceni muze zvysit vykonost cloveka a take jeho sebevedomi. A neco na tom bude, protoze si treba predstavte, ze delate pohovor po telefonu a jeden v obleku a druhy v pyzamu. Ja si teda myslim, ze ten v obleku by asi dopadl lepe. Neni samozrejme nic spatneho na tom si dat pohodlne obleceni a leden provalet na gauci u televize, ale pokud chcete opravdu zatocit s depresemi, mozna zacnete tim, ze se hezky oblecete a treba nalicite.

Starejte se o sve telo a mysl

Vetsina z nas sahne po necem sladkem prave v tom momentu, kdy nam neni hej. To asi neni to nejlepsi reseni ( i kdyz to sama nechci slyset), protoze je to prave vyvazena strava, ktera nas dokaze ovlivnit a ma za to, ze se citime lepe. A kdyz si k tomu jeste alespon trosku zacvicite, budete meditovat, vase telo vam urcite podekuje. Mezi starani se o sebe take patri kvalitni spanek a proto to nemusite prehanet a nutit se do neceho extremniho. Jak se rika vseho s mirou.

Delejte veci, co mate radi

Existuje tolik veci, ktere muze clovek podniknout a nebude ho to stat majlant. Co treba prochazka s kamaradkou a misto kavy nekde v kavarne si ji muzete udelat doma? Muzete si udelat zkraslovaci den v pohodli domova, sledovat oblibene filmy ci serialy, konecne si precist nejakou skvelou knizku  a nebo usporadat takovy vecer s kamaradkama, kdy si udelate pletove masky, nalakujete si nehty a pustite si prijemnou hudbu. A pokud nechcete opravdu v lednu pit, muzete vino nahradit vyzivnou smoothie a udelat si treba takovy wellness zkraslovaci vecer.

Planujte

Zacatek noveho roku je nejlepsi doba na to si planovat, stanovit si cile a nebo treba zrovna objednat dovolenou. Je to cerstvy start pro vsechny z nas a takova pomyslna doba na to si planovat sve sny na dalsi rok. A kdyz treba ulovite ve sleve dobrou dovolenou, tak to snad potesi i toho nejvetsiho mrzouta. Ma se totiz pak na co tesit. A depresivni mesic leden pak s vama nemuze zamavat.

Zorganizujte si domov a venujte se interieru

Mit pekny a pohodlny domov je take klicem ke spokojenosti. Ja osobne miluju odpoledne po velkem uklidu, protoze se ve svem dome citim zkratka lepe. Co tak vyuzit zimnich slev a treba si vase bydleni trosku zutulnit. A nemusite se poustet do velkych projektu. Staci treba vybrat novou barvu, koupit pekny prehoz a polstare nebo preorganizovat nabytek. Ja take miluju udelat ocistu ve skrini a ve vecech vubec.

Takze hlavu vzhuru a preju vam co nejprijemnejsi mesic. Je to asi vse o tom jak si to zaridime a nastavime. 

Eva 

Happy New Year 2019

Wearing: Tights: Gucci, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Coat: Topshop, Top: Zara, Skirt: Revolve, Bag: Chanel, Hair Clips: The Triplets

And just like that 2019 is here and they say it will be a good one. So let’s hope so. This article is not about looking back at 2018 and doing reviews or anything like that. This article is about looking forward.

I think for the first time in years my intuition is not that clear and maybe that is a good thing. Most years I have felt something whether the new year bring me this or that and I just do not feel much so perhaps there will be some great achievements and surprises that 2019 will bring. Who knows?! One of the resolutions for me will be just to try to let the life flow as it is and see what happens. I have always loved to be in control but sometimes you just have it take things easy and live your life.

One thing I wanted is to start the year right so I went for very early morning run and bumped into so many people who were leaving wild parties and guess what. I wasn’t jealous at all. Whilst they will probably feel tired and hangover all day I will feel good LOL. I then had the most rewarding bath and did a fabulous skincare routine and finished everything with healthy breakfast. I read a book and I plan to clear my wardrobe todays so I can give some items to charity. These things make me feel good and it is all about feeling good isn’t it?

However, I am not just some robot who loves lists and healthy lifestyle so I will also watch a nice movie, read, eat some delicious lunch as nobody wants to overdo it on the first day of the new year.

I hope your 2019 will be the best ever and I hope you will still be coming back and enjoy my work.

Thank you.

A mame tu 2019 a nechce se mi tomu ani verit. Cas bezi tak rychle, ale po nekolika letech se neohlizim zpet a nechci aby tento clanek byl o tom predchozim roce. Spise se chci divat kupredu. 

Poprve po mnoha letech me moje intuice mate. Nebo spise mi nic nerika, abych to upresnila. Vetsinu let jsem mela takove pocity o tom jaky nasledujici rok bude a co mi prinese, ale letos nevnimam vnitrne vubec nic. Tak muzu jenom doufat, ze to bude rok hezky a prijemny. Jedno z predsevzeti urcite bude nechat zivot vice plynout. Jsem clovek, ktery ma rad kontrolu a je asi nacase se celkove vice uvolnit a brat veci tak jak jsou. 

Jednu vec jsem si ale prala a to je zacit dnesek a vlastne novy rok prijemne. A tak jsem si sla brzo rano zabehat. Po ceste jsem narazila na spoustu lidi, kteri prave opousteli vecirky a rikala jsem si, ze jim vubec nezavidim. Zatimco ja dnes budu plna energie a bude mi dobre, oni budou cely den spat a nebo hledat neco na zahnani kocoviny. A po kratkem behu jsem si dala horkou koupel v soli a pokracovala ve zkraslovaci rutine…veci jako maska a vsak to znate. Dala jsem si zdravou snidani a chvili si cetla. A dneska mam v planu jeste protridit par veci ze skrini, ktere pujdou na charitu. Zitra je tady totiz svoz primo z domu a chtela bych toho vyuzit. 

Ale tak prece jenom nejsem zadny robot, ktery si akorat pise seznamy a odskrtava co uz zvladnul a tak se urcite odpoledne podivame na nejaky film a treba si zajdeme na prochazku.

A Vam preju jenom to nej v roce 2019 a snad Vas moje prace bude bavit i nadale. 

Dekuju.

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House Decor: Desenio Art Touches in our New House

The time has finally come and after very stressful process of sale and purchase of the property we have moved. It took months to get here and who has ever been buying a property in UK must understand how difficult it can be especially when you are in a chain.

I am so proud we did it and although the move was tough and we did not know until the last minute if we are moving or not we officially got the keys 5th December. I am so pleased as now more fun times are coming. I want to slowly improve the place and make it lovely, cosy and create a lovely home for us.

I had my eye on some Desenio prints for a while however did not have room to play around with their amazing art in our old place. It felt so good to finally be able to pick my favourites when we moved as I know these posters will give me lot of variety and I can move them around the house according my needs. Desenio prints very quickly update any room in the house whether that is your living room, office or simply a bathroom and the selection is huge.

One of my absolute favourites is Dancer One print which I got in the largest size and I absolutely love it. I also got Pink Sky Poster and November Rain 02 in the second largest size. I wanted prints that will work well on its own as well as together and will suit my furniture and deco. And of course I could not resist and had to order Pink Paris Perfume as it is one of their bestsellers and would look awesome in an office, bathroom or simply on a dressing table.

And if you are also huge fan of Desenio like myself there is a Christmas sale on which is always good news. You can get 30% off when spending £60 (expect on frames and on handpicked-/collaboration posters). So you can get affordable art at even better price.

A je to tady po nekolika mesicich dlouheho procesu prodeje bytu a nakupu noveho domu jsme konecne u konce a prestehovali jsme se. Cely proces zacal nekdy v Srpnu a ti, kteri nekdy kupovali nemovitost v Britanii asi chapou nejlepe jak narocne to tady je.

Ale ted uz jsme konecne v novem a i kdyz veci nejsou zdaleka podle predstav, ceka me ta zabavnejsi cast a to vybavovani, vylepsovani a vse okolo designu. Uz nejakou dobu jsem premyslela o plakatech Desenio, ale v mem predchozim byte na ne zkratka uz nebylo misto. A tak jsem si hned prvni tyden po prestehovani s radosti objednala nekolik kusu. Idealne bych je chtela premistovat podle potreby a to se mi na jejich plakatech libi. Velmi casto napriklad potrebuju menit zatisi na toceni videa apod. Nejvice se mi zamlouva fakt, ze jsou cenove dostupne a behem momentu zmeni celou mistnost, at uz je pouzijete v obyvacim pokoji, kancelari ci koupelne. 

Jeden z mych nejoblibenejsich plakatu je kazdopadne tento s nazvem Dancer One a i proto jsem si ho poridila v nejvetsi mozne velikosti.  A plakaty November Rain 02 a Pink Sky Poster jsem si poridila v druhe nejvetsi velikosti. Chtela jsem si vybrat takove, ktere budou vypadat dobre zvlast i dohromady. A nemohla jsem odolat jejich bestselleru Pink Paris Perfume, ktery bude urcite vypadat v kancelari ci koupelne. 

A pokud se vam veci od Desenio libi, prave probihaji Vanocni slevy a muzete si poridit plakaty se slevou 30 % pokud utratite 60 £ a vice (sleva neplati na ramy a specialni kolaborace). 

Love Glamazon xoxo 

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Outfit: Merry Christmas and Christmas Eve thoughts

Pictures taken in Prague by Iva 

Wearing: Boots: Allsaints, Bag: Chanel, Coat: Zara, Dress: River Island, Hat: River Island

It is the morning of Christmas Eve and I woke up so so early (my own body already thinks it is normal after 2 years of being a mom). I just looked at the time when writing this and the time showed 4:44 which I guess is a good sign. I simply believe in these spiritual numbers. I have planned to write this post on Christmas Eve to make sure the thoughts are current and from the same day.

I kind of feel lucky to be able to have two Christmases and celebrate Czech Christmas on 24th and then Irish on the following day. However it also means more cooking for me which I personally do not mind though LOL. I am seriously thinking at this stage to film at least a bit today as so many of my foreign youtube subscribers want to know more about the Czech side of life so let’s see if I can manage it all and film the last day of vlogmas.

I really want to take the next few days and think about where my blog, social media and youtube will go. What strategy shall I take. However, every time I start to do that I realise that the best thing is to be yourself. It is so easy to get influenced by what others are doing but ultimately the best is to be you and that will be the plan for me. I know there are accounts that are growing so fast due to their immaculate images but I also need to realise that they may have totally different circumstances to be able to create them.

I believe that next year will be simply an amazing one. I feel it in my bones and lot of us will reach their dreams and goals. 2018 was somehow up and down with few personal issues to deal with but at the end of the day you always realise it is how you look at things and that always helps you to come out in the best possible ways. And after all we just bought a house in London. What a dream!!! If you ever told me few years ago that we will have a 4 bedroom house in a nice neighbourhood in London I would be very sceptical. So life is good and even more than that. Let’s appreciate even the smallest things in life and be grateful.

Merry Christmas everybody and enjoy every single moment of the holidays and may your dreams come true this Christmas.

Je Stedry den a ja se vzbudila velmi rano (to tak je kdyz si telo zvykne po dvou letech materstvi a budi se samo). A ted jsem se podivala na hodinky a bylo 4:44 coz je vzdy dobre znameni. A celou dobu bylo mym planem napsat dnesni clanek dnes, aby byl clanek opravdu aktualni a cerstvy z dnesniho rana.

Prijde mi to nahodou super, ze slavime dvoje Vanoce. 24. prosince si dame Stedrovecerni veceri v podobe ryby a salatu a dame si nejake darky a 25. rozbalime darky od Santy a od rana pak pecu krocana, sunku a vubec celou Irskou Vanocni veceri v te podobe jak ji znate z Britskych ci Americkych filmu. Docela premyslim, ze bych dneska chtela vlogovat v anglictine, protoze cizinci, co sleduji ma videa na youtube casto chteji vedet vice o Cesku a nasich tradicich.

Dalsich par dni bych chtela venovat i tomu, ze popremyslim jakym smerech bych chtela jit v ramci blogu, socialnich siti a youtube kanalu. Pokazde kdyz takto zacnu premyslet se stejne vracim k tomu, ze nejlepsi je byt sam sebou. Na Instagramu se to hemzi dokonalosti a fotkama jako z jineho sveta a nektere ucty rostou zavratnou rychlosti, ale ja si musim uvedomit, ze treba ti lide maji uplne jine podminky na tvoreni takoveho obsahu. Clovek muze udelat vzdy jen sve maximum v momentalni situaci. 

Ja stejne verim, ze 2019 bude uzasny a ma pry i byt. Tento rok byl takovy jako na horske draze. Jednou nahore a jednou dole, ale podle me je to vse o tom jak se clovek diva na situaci. Kazda vec i ta spatna se deje z nejake duvodu a ma nas neco naucit a je treba tak zivot brat. A uz jenom to, ze mame novy dum v hezke ctvrti, kde jsou 4 loznice je neskutecne. Kdyby mi nekdo rekl, kdyz jsem poprve prisla do Londyna, ze tohle se stane, byla bych velmi skepticka. Je opravdu byt za co vdecny. 

A tak preji vsem krasne svatky a at se vam vsem splni tajna prani.

Love Glamazon xoxo 

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