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To Retouch or Not to Retouch

Images: India Edwards
Wearing: Dress: Shona Joy, Boots: Zara, Bag: Chanel, Belt: Black & Brown, Earrings: Missoma, Blazer: Vintage

To retouch or not to retouch is the question. I am one of many reacting to the picture by Khloe Kardashian. Well, for me the answer is not so simple. I believe she has full right to do what she wants without being judged or criticised. The whole family build the brand on looking immaculate and if that is the case and they post perfect retouched images it is their choice. She also has a right to take down image if she wants to. As with anything in life some people with praise it and some will hate it. The issue is that human beings do not want to take responsibility for themselves.

People and women especially need to learn to love their bodies as they are. The problem is that social media stars and celebrities are constantly pointed at that they are not showing the real deal. Well, I am firm believer that if you love yourself deeply and accept yourself as you are that retouch image of a super star will just leave you cold. You would not care one person is size 20 and the other is size 6. You are just happy with yourself and look after your body mentally and physically.

I am not the type of influencer that is demanding when it comes to her images. I do not retouch much apart from the od spot and I do not retouch my figure. There has been couple of photographers that have done it for me in the past but again I left it as was. It is their style and brand after all. f you ever meet a person that has been shooting with me you realise I am happy with little. I am not a diva that takes hours to get the perfect image as I am happy with few selections. However, again that is my choice. If I take a picture down again it is my choice and it is my choice to work like that too.

I am definitely not here to judge what people put on social media. And trust me I met so many girls from the blogging industry that when you see them in real life you cannot recognise them. That is how much different they look to their images. Again that is what they chose to do.

So let’s be more open to people’s choices and mainly love our bodies as they are.

Remember there is no right or wrong.

Eva

Retusovat ci ne? To je otazka, ktera se porad propira v mediich a na socialnich siti. Asi uhadnete, za jako spousty dalsich reaguju na skandal okolo fotografie Khloe Kardashian. Odpoved neni cerna a bila. Khloe Kardashian a cela jejich rodina ma svou znacku, ktera je vybudovana na urcite image. Pouzivaji top fotografie, filtry a retus a vyplatilo se jim to. Kazdy ma pravo jit cestou, kterou chce. Jsou Instagramove hvezdy, ktere se proslavily ukazovanim striji a jsou hvezdy, ktere maji dokonale upravene fotografie. A myslim, ze neni treba soudit ani prvni ani druhou skupinu. Kazdy ma pravo si na svuj profil dat co chce a kdykoli to smazat. Problem je v tom, ze lide nechteji klast zodpovednost na sebe.

Lide a zejmena zeny se musi naucit milovat sva tela jak jsou. Je to sice proces, ale cim vic na sobe v tomto smeru pracujete, opravdu tim mene vas drasa prave takova fotografie. Ja moc dobre vim, jak funguje modni prumysl a vubec si nelamu hlavu tim, ze je neco hodne retusovaneho, protoze zkratka vim, ze dana osoba proste takto nevypada. A hlavne se me to ani netyka. Kdyz se mate radi, je vam jedno jestli na vas na instagramu vyskoci modelka velikosti 34 nebo plnostihla zena. Je to o vas a o vasem postoji ke svemu nitru a vasemu telu.

Ja nejsem bloger, ktery foti hodiny jeden outfit. Jsem docela nenarocna. Az na par fotografu, kteri me retusovali, se ja moc neupravuju. Spis pracuju se svetlem, mozna vymazu nejaky ten pupinek a to je vse. Jsem jedna z tech malo narocnych a spis ten kdo je za fotoaparatem me nuti, ze bych mohla jeste zkusit par fotek, at mam na vyber. Ale to je opet moje rozhodnuti. Neni to ani spravne a ani spatne. Kdyz uz neco fotim, tak se soustredim na detaily v realnem case a v post produkci uz moc zmen neuvidite.

Nejsem tady abych soudila nekoho, jak vypada, jak retusuje ci jestli si vyfotil akne. Verte mi, ze jsem potkala spousty blogerek, ktere jsem v realu ani nepoznala. Nektere zkratka pouzivaji fotografie tak editovane, ze na vas v realu mluvi jina osoba. Je to ale opet jejich volba.

Je treba byt otevreny a nezaujaty a hlavne mit rad same sebe. Jde o to zacit, protoze to pro mnohe z nas muze byt dlouhy proces.

Eva

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VALENTINE’S GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM

 

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I know women find it sometimes hard to buy presents for guys. I also believe men have got much easier job for us with all the makeup, flowers and other treats. However, depending on your budget there are some amazing presents you can buy.

Firstly you can also be smart about it LOL. Get him a mug which you can use when you miss him. Or how about these incredible Givenchy sunglasses? We can borrow these all the time and they are currently on sale which is a bonus. They will finish off any outfit and expand your sunglasses collection. You can secretly borrow them when your outfit needs that cool touch. LOL

You should check out Smart Buy Glasses other items on sale as the selection is huge. I love to treat my other half with nice luxury items like nice scarf, card holder or good underwear.

If your man loves to read how about a good book and if you want to splurge big time you can get him good quality headphones or a luxury fragrance. To be fair Black Phantom is unisex and one of my favourite perfumes from By Kilian so another thing you can just get use out of too.

And if you just want to keep it easy box of chocolate is the nicest treat ever. No matter what you do on Valentine’s day make sure you and your partner have the best day and treat each other as much as you can.

Vetsina zen si casto nevi rady s tim, co koupit druhe polovicce. Ja si take myslim, ze muzi to maji o tolik jednodussi kupovat darky zenam. Pro zeny je na trhu krasny makeup, parfemy, sperky a vyber je obrovsky. 

Kdyz uz kupujete neco pro muze, budte chytra. Je tolik darku, ktere si pak muzeme pujcovat. Co treba krasny hrnek a muzete z nej pit, kdyz vam vas drahy chybi. Nebo co treba tyhle uzasne Givenchy bryle, ktere muzete tajne brat a rozsirit si tak vasi sbirku. Navic muzete na techto strankach najit tolik uzasnych modelu, ktere jsou momentalne ve sleve. 

Ja rada davam darky, ktere manzelovi zustanou na delsi dobu napriklad hezky satek, penezenka nebo spodni pradlo. Pokud nechcete utratit moc, hezka kniha urcite udela radost. Parfem ci sluchatka jsou dalsim vybornym tipem.

At uz budete delat na Valentyna cokoli, uzijte si tento den co nejvice a hlavne si uzijte jeden druheho. 

Eva 

Luxury Experience in Hampshire – Four Seasons

As a luxury lover I could not decline an invitation to experience visit at Four Season in Hampshire. I am a huge fan of English countryside and together in combination with good food, stunning spa, walks in the fresh air it is even nicer.

It is such an easy staycation for Londoners as it is under 2 hours drive depending on traffic or about an hour on the train. This previously Georgian manor house that was restored into luxury hotel is perfect for families. I was so impressed how children friendly and how prepared the hotel is. They have set buffet for kids which means no waiting and no ordering which was perfect for our constantly hungry toddler. And it is healthy selection and offers plenty of variety including desserts for the little ones.

And even their spa isn’t just about the adults. Children can use separate pool with amazing sharkies reef and other fun stuff. The swimming nappies are by the pool which is the nicest touch ever. I could not believe it to be fair. It is so convenient for the parents and their children.

There are horse riding lessons, currently ice skating experience and lot of beautiful land for walks, flying kites and outdoor playground. However if you fancy pigeons shooting or bird watching these are also available at the hotel. You simply will not be bored.

I can highly recommend to try their Hampshire Herbal massage that is inspired by Jane Austen. Austen lived in Hampshire and used to grow herbs in the garden. Hotel found an inspiration and created massage where they use mint, chamomile and lavender during the massage. It gives incredibly relaxing and aromatherapy feeling. And I cannot forget they have heated massage beds. Well, that was my first let’s say. The therapist was absolutely wonderful and extremely professional.

The wild carrot restaurant has got an incredible decor and stunning views. We were very impressed with the food quality and service. I totally threw away any dieting ideas and went in all the way including delicious glass of Malbec which was my first glass in 2020. And it was so worth it.

Liam also wanted to see the horses so we could not say no to him and overall we truly enjoyed our time at Four Seasons Hampshire. It offers immaculate service, great location, lot of fun activities and incredible hospitality and luxury. What else to ask for?

Thank you for having us.

Jako milovnice luxusu jsem nemohla v zadnem pripade odmitnout pozvanku od Four Seasons v Hampshire. Mam moc rada anglicky venkov a kombinace dobreho jidla, lazni a cerstveho vzduchu je opravdu fantasticka. 

Je to vyborna mini dovolena asi dve hodiny jizdy od Londyna anebo staci skocit na vlak a jste na miste zhruba za hodinu. Zrestaurovane Georgianske panstvi je dnes luxusnim hotelem, ktery stoji uprostred zelene a je idealni pro navstevu s detmi. Byla jsem nadsena ze servisu, ktery nabizi rodinam. Na obed maji deti prichystany bufet, takze zadne cekani. To se nam vyborne hodilo, protoze nase dite, kdyz ma hlad, tak pres to nejede vlak. 

Pro deti je tam toho opravdu dost. Maji pro ne zvlast bazen, ktery ma skluzavky a jine prvky a dospeli si mohou uzivat sveho bazenu, jak kryteho tak venkovniho. Hotel dale nabizi lekce jizdy na koni, muzete si jit zabruslit, sledovat ptaky, strilet holuby ci si zajit s detma na skvele venkovni hriste.  Muzete si objednat take masaz pro sebe. Ja jsem vyzkousela jejich tradicni bylinkovou masaz. Je inspirovana Jane Austen, ktera v Hamsphire zila a pouzivaji stejne bylinky, ktere kdysi pestovala na sve zahradce. 

Hotelova restaurace Wild Carrot byla take vyborna. Dobre klasicke jidlo s vyhledem ven a krasnym tradicnim designem je vytecnou kombinaci. V takove dny je nejlepsi zapomenout na diety a poradne se do toho oprit. A taky ze jo. Nesmela chybet ani prvni sklenicka vina v roce 2020 a vytecny Malbec nemel chybu.

Dekujeme Four Seasons za jejich pohostinost a uz se tesime na dalsi navstevu.

Eva 

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HUGE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2019

Christmas is so close and I can say first time that I am almost done with all the shopping. All I need to get is one or two more bits and I love how organised I am this year. I am also bringing you this years gift guide so you can hopefully find some inspiration and ideas. I love sharing tips and gorgeous things you may love for yourself or for others.

It is one of my most favourite time of year. I love doing festive things, presents shopping, house decorating, baking and wrapping presents. So I am planning to enjoy it as much as I can.

Vanoce jsou tady za par tydnu a poprve muzu rict, ze mam skoro vse nakoupene. Zbyvaji mi asi jedna ci dve veci. A uplne se vyzivam v tom jak jsem letos pripravena s predstihem. A jako kazdy rok jsem s vama chtela sdilet par tipu na Vanocni darky a treba vas neco z tohoto inspiruje. 

Je to moje oblibene obdobi a miluju vsechno kolem. Vyzivam se ve vyzdobe, nakupovani, peceni, baleni darku, vecircich, jidlu a dobrem piti. Samozrejme si rada i dam svarene vino a opravdu jsem pripravena si techto par dni uzit jak to nejvice jde. 

Handbags are great presents for women. This year I have picked one affordable by Skinny Dip  that would be great for somebody who is planning NYE full of sparkle. It adds so much glam and the price is a bargain. The Strathberry bag is more expensive and great if you love fantastic craftsmanship. The quality is so high and it is also very wearable.  If you are looking for some jewellery ideas I feel necklaces are a great item to gift. This coin style chunky necklace from Ettika is priced so well or you can splurge a bit more on this Moon Necklace by Thomas Sabo that comes also in silver version. Such a fab delicate piece. If you want to gift something small, sparkly but not expensive perhaps to your friend or have something cute for a stocking how about this portable charger or silver hair pin?! I love them both and they look so festive!

Kabelky jsou skvelym darkem. Letos jsem vybrala jednu levnou, ale uzasnou treba na Silvestra od Skinny Dip. Tyhle trpytive kabelky me hodne bavi. Na druhou stranu mate mozna radi kvalitnejsi a drazsi veci a tato kabelka od Strathberry nebo nejaky jejich jiny model by mohl uspokojit narocnejsi damy. Jejich kabelky jsou skvele udelane a hodi se na spoustu prilezitosti. Ze sperku jsem letos vybrala tento vyrazny nahrdelnik s minci od firmy Ettika a pokud se vam libi drobnejsi kousky co treba tento retizek s priveskem ve tvaru mesice od Thomase Sabo. Je k dostani i ve stribrnem provedeni. Jestli chcete obdarovat nekoho mensim, ale milym darkem co treba tato disko sponka? A mozna by udelala radost tato blyskava prenosna nabijecka na telefon. Drobnejsi darky jako tyhle se hodi i do Vanocnich ponozek :)


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