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I'm just a girl with a blog... I laugh uncontrollably...so much so I wake up from funny dreams laughing...my friends love that I can make them laugh, and always ask me what I'm on...my answer is milk of course :) I miss my friends like crazy! I was born and raised in Canada, T.O. to be exact :D currently living in Greece, still trying to get settled...uuummmm I can't start my day without blasting some tunes first, music puts a groove in my step and it's just how I like to start my day...I love drawing,reading, hair, makeup, and clothing...all the girly things in life...and my dream is to travel the world...i hope it comes true ~xoxo Stephi~

Saturday, March 31, 2012

love me like i do

I said I wouldn't do it, but I did it.  I'm on Pinterest! ^.^ and I'm having too much fun, it's so inspirational to be able to collect all your favorite images and be able to look at them all in the same place at any given time. 
I like it, I love, I want some more of it...Ya that's right I just burst out into song...bam...that's what I'm talkin about...hahaha oh my! ok I better end this post cause I'm a tad hyper and who knows what I'll write next, there's no controllin these fingers...I'm out
uh ya anyway hope you are all havin a great day
XO Stephi

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Hey everybody, I just quickly wanted to put this post up.  My friend Yy from Life Through A Number Of Lenses needs your help.
I wish I could help her out by doing a review, but seeing as my phone is ancient, no case made in this century will actually fit it, and if you see my cell, you'll know what i'm talking about, after you stop laughing of course :D
On to the point!!!
She has started her own brand YY Kawaii and is looking for fellow bloggers to review her product.
Currently she's making iphone cases, and on her site she has a really cute one with pearls and a bow so if you're not into hello kitty, do not fret because there are other styles to choose from.
You will get a free phone case and a link to your blog on Yy's blog.

If you are interested or know of anyone who maybe, please contact YyEmail: - yykawaii@hotmail.co.uk
Facebook: - YY Kawaii

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

my ears want more! CASSETTES WON'T LISTEN

my ears want more! CASSETTES WON'T LISTEN
I'm addicted to...

Hey friends :)  If you've been following me for a while you will already know that I LOVE MUSIC!!! and truly I don't start my day until I've thoroughly defeaned myself by blasting some beats to set me off right...and as usual I want to share with you what's on my repeat tracks and the one's I can't get enough of *.*
You say it too, *aaaaaah* I can't describe how this song makes me feel, the beginning just rumbles in and then the vocals make me melt
Hey makes me feel like I'm floating in some sort of blissful situation
Hit Me, my personal fav, everything comes together for me on this song, the vocals, rhythm, percussion, i'm just feelin it and really you have to check out and listen Paper Float, there's something so sexy and beautiful about the vocals, just can't get enough!!!

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Peace out ;) hope everyone's day is going just how they want it!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

model citizen

"The 24-year-old Aussie has made her mark because of her innocent, child-like appearance."
 "There's a real trend for this doll-like look, a childish look, with a look of knowing behind it. It reflects childishness as well in fashion. The sex thing has had its day. Fashion is now reverting to all kinds of shorts and patchwork, playsuits and really bright color." ~Tatler Fashion Editor Anne Bromilow
Gemma Ward was born November 3, 1987, in Perth, Australia. Despite her ravishing looks, the golden-haired green-eyed beauty never set out to be a fashion model. In fact, she was discovered by accident when she attended a taping of the Australian television show, Search for a Supermodel in 2002. As she recalls, “I came to watch my friends. I was sitting there in the crowd when the agent from Perth came over. I didn't even want to enter, it was a bit of chance. I was so shocked when I got my first job.” source
Also watch out for the release of "The Great Gatsby" which is to be out in theatres around December 2012, where we'll get to see Gemma Ward alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. 
Actually I can't wait to see this because I remember writing high school papers on this book and I'm also a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio. 
Let me know your thoughts...do you like Gemma Ward's look?  Do you agree with Anne Bromilow?  Will you be going to see "The Great Gatsby"?
ha sorry that's a lot of questions :P
xoxo Chiika 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

the name of the game

Jennifer Lawrence in Prabal Gurung gold gown for the Hunger Games Premiere ~DOESN'T SHE LOOK AMAZING?

I've been hearing so much about the Hunger Games, and knew absolutely nothing about it so I googled it and thought I'd share what I found, not to mention share how absolutely gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence looked for the premiere of the movie.  She looked like an ethereal phoenix goddess, I really don't know how to describe her, except breathtaking!!!
Here's the background info
The Hunger Games is a young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins. It is written in first person and introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, holds absolute power over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle in which only one person can survive.
The Hunger Games is the first novel in The Hunger Games trilogy, followed by Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.
A film adaptation, co-written and co-produced by Collins herself and directed by Gary Ross, will be released worldwide on March 23, 2012. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale.

Inspiration and origins
Collins says that the inspiration to write The Hunger Games came from channel surfing on television. On one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the invasion of Iraq. The two "began to blur in this very unsettling way" and the idea for the book was formed. The Greek myth of Theseus served as basis for the story, with Collins describing Katniss as a futuristic Theseus, and that Roman gladiatorial games formed the framework. The sense of loss that Collins developed through her father's service in the Vietnam War also affected the story, whose heroine lost her father at age eleven, five years before the story begins. Collins stated that the deaths of the young characters and other "dark passages" were the hardest parts of the book to write, but she had accepted she would be writing such scenes. She considered the moments where Katniss reflects on happier moments in her past to be the more enjoyable passages to write.
please if anyone has read the books let me know how you liked them!!!! :)
hope everyone is having a fantastic day
XO Stephi

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged! :D by the lovely Yy from Life Through A Number Of Lenses
make sure to check her out, she's a sweetheart, and I'm sure you'll enjoy her blog.
So I have to answer 11 questions, tag 11 people with my own 11 questions :)
So here goes...

1. What made you start blogging?
After moving halfway across the world, and leaving all my friends, I was feeling a bit lonely, and I really enjoyed watching youtube and reading other blogs, and I felt like it was a cool community, and just wanted to be a part of it :)
cake my friend made for me from T.O. to Greece and the little plane in the ocean was me travelling, pics of me and my friends, and plane at the airport

2.If you could be a superhero, who would you be?
this is soooo hard Yy, why did you ask me this question? haha ok well i never read any comics as a child so I'm going to have to make one up, my name would be Super Chick and my special powers would include making everyone laugh and having the ability to cure depression and all mental illnesses

3.What is your guilty pleasure?
anything chocolate, and i just found out Lacta came out with a caramel covered popcorn that is also dipped in chocolate....like whaaaaa? I didn't think the caramel popcorn could ever be made better!

4.If you could live elsewhere in the world, where would it be?
China for sure, I'm in love with the culture, the architecture and the history, i love all Asian cultures i feel they're really respectful and super talented, i love their clothing, and their cute cartoon knick knacky stuff, I think they're beautiful people...so I would just love to be surrounded in that atmosphere :D
if anyone knows where this first photo is or of what it is please let me know, rice terraces in Guangxi, Beijing the Great Wall of China
5.What is the most expensive thing you have bought this year?
well, it's only three months into the year so, this shouldn't be too hard to remember...hmmm oh my goodness  i can't even remember what i did last week...okay, thinking...cap...on... :D wow i haven't gone shopping at all in these three months, I've only been out, so the most expensive thing i bought was 10 euros, which was a cocktail at some cafe, in the Veria district.

6.Who is your favourite celebrity?
female celeb favs = blake lively, drew barrymore, beyonce, jennifer lopez...and so many more that i can't think of on top of my head right now
male celeb favs = ryan renolds, ryan gosling, mark wahlberg, denzel washington, gerard butler, and the list goes on

7.If you won the lottery, what would be your first purchase?
depends on how much i won....but if it was enough it would be a world wide trip, first stop China, Japan, Ireland, Brazil, Portugal Spain, New Zealand aaaa the whole world!

8.What is your nickname?
all my friends and family call me something different
my mom calls me Ele-nyo, my dad calls me my-mou (which means monkey),  my bro calls me byams-venue, which is tooo long of a story to explain here hahahha, some call me Xa, Stephi, Steph, Kuku, Stephers, KuKuLitsa, Thapa....I can sit here all day, I think this whole post could be about all my different nicknames hahaha

9.What 3 words best describes you?
loving, smiley, caring

10.What is the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you?
the most romantic thing? was someone just getting to know me and really taking an interest in me and my family

11.What is your favourite picture?
I can't just choose one, but these are definitely in my top 3 :)
Cousin and I, a pic i took on my first road trip ever, and a pic of my family and I

OK so I have to tag, and these are my 11
Alina from the provocative couture
Joyce from joyful outfits
Steph from ginger and lace
Jasmin from jasmin blog 4ever
Charlotte from memoires de couture
Monica from mes voyages a paris
Winnie from diamond canopy UK fashion and lifestyle blog
Kathy from the knit collector
Fabiana from a dream called fashion
Darleen from past the milky way
LoriLynn from a little slice of special

And these are the questions
1. What made you start blogging?
2. If you had to redo your entire wardrobe with 2 stores, what would they be and why?
3. What is your favorite childhood cartoon?
4. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
5. What is your favorite movie?
6. If you could live in any era/time period, when would it be and why?
7. What position do you sleep in?
8. What is the funniest dream that you've ever had?
9. What is your passion?
10. If you had to choose between love, money, fame or power, what would you choose and why?
11. What's your favorite type of cuisine?

I really can't wait to read your answers, I hope at least one person is able to do this and continue the tag
XO Stephi

Friday, March 16, 2012


OK, I'm not going to lie, this book is not going to be for everyone.  It's been about a year since I read this novel, and i feel the need to feature it, because it changed my view on many things in life.  This novel is not just the story of the genocide in Rwanda where over 1,000,000 people died in 100 days, no this is a much deeper story, it's about how the people of Rwanda are picking up the pieces of their lives, learning how to live with their families murderers, and overall a story about forgiveness.  Reading this book was not an easy task, and trying to read through hazy teary eyes was even harder, but I am glad that I took the time to do it.  It changed my outlook on forgiveness...many times I would find it hard to forgive someone for something as simple as talking behind my back or just being rude to me...I learned that forgiveness is important, not only for that person but for yourself, so that you can move on and have inner peace.  Catherine Claire Larson interviews, I believe 6 people and follows their journey, one being Chantal, whose family is brutally murdered.  She ends up forgiving her neighbor for the heinous crimes, This novel really made me think..."Who am I, NOT to forgive?" and helped me to be more grateful for the life I live.  I hope you can take the time to read As We Forgive...I got this book from my local library, so maybe check out yours.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

my ears want more! ¥ O I N

¥ O I N
my ears want more!  ¥ O I N
i'm addicted to...

oK Frieeeeeeeeeends, this (well you can fill in the blank) is dope! Above are the tracks I can't get enough of...check him out please, cause good music is worth listenin' to, i'm gonna keep sayin that, but widen your horizons y'all ;) diversify your sound...the first song is a Mario remix, with flow and swag that'll keep you goin all night long..."Just Begun" is a lush experience with some vocals from Beyonce..."Tired of Me" is my personal favorite i've been listenin to it for the past 4 months over and over and over again....plain and simple i love it!!!! "Wrong to feel this way" just feels right and is a deep beat sure to please.

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peace ;)

Monday, March 12, 2012

for the love of bows ^.^

konad scraper & stamper, konad plate m56, sally hansen "white on", wet n wild "black creme", opi "midnight blue glitter"
Hi my lovelies :)
I just wanted to share my nails for this week...i decided to do this thick french tip with these ultra cute bows. Products I used are listed above. First, start off with your base coat...let dry...create a french tip using your favorite white polish, make it pretty wide so that you'll have room for the design...let dry...this step is important because the stamp won't go on properly if it's still wet. Once dry place your black polish on the bow design i used the middle one on the konad m56 plate and scrape off the excess...transfer design on to the stamp...and line up the design with your white tip and in a quick rolling motion apply the bow...repeat on all nails...then using a thin brush apply a dark sparkly polish to deepen the design and add a little bit of glitz and glamour....let dry, and apply a top coat :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

notebooks need love too :)

recycle your old magazines by cutting out pictures that inspire you :)
two notebooks I showed some love to :)
I always decorate my new notebooks, I feel like they become so much more personal, and I'm more likely to use them! So why not put some of those old magazines to good use? I took two old copies of Elle and searched through the pages for things that stood out to me...you can make your own letters out of cool fabric prints, out of bags and sweaters...like my pink notebook...I wrote out "live, love, laugh" i even used a well manicured finger for the "i" in live hahaha cut out your favorite brand logo, a cool purse buckle, or even a fancy collar :)
I hope everyone's havin an interesting weekend!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

my ears want more! YOUNG THE GIANT

Young The Giant is comprised of Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar/vocals), Payam Doostzadeh (bass) and Francois Comtois (drums/vocals). The band’s diverse ethnic backgrounds –Indian, Persian, British, and French-Canadian—translate into an incredibly dynamic sound!

my ears want more! YOUNG THE GIANT
i'm addicted to...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Look spring/summer 2012

I want my look to be all New Look's spring and summer collection. Seriously you can't go wrong with these edgy prints, asymmetrical hemlines, sexy cutouts...*sigh* I'm just so happy :) hahaha
I think my favorite is the little crop top with the maxi skirt...although they're basically all my favorites...let me know which look you're into.

Monday, March 5, 2012

In Mint Condition

will you be following this trend?

Hi my beautiful friends :)
Spring is in the air, and we're just a hop, skip, and jump away from summer. One trend I'm really looking forward to rocking is pastel colors! They're just so fresh and so clean clean...and yes i just sung that last part :) anywhooo I believe my obsession will only be satisfied with a healthy dose of mint (and by healthy I mean a Greek sized portion).  Surprisingly my wardrobe is seriously lacking in the aforementioned color...it's actually quite shocking *.* needless to say I'm on the hunt. So above are some of my favorite items that I'm craving, and i hope it inspires you to indulge a bit in mint, even if it is just for a double scoop ice cream :)
Let me know what you're craving for spring!!!
xoxo Chiika

Saturday, March 3, 2012

black tie affair

Hi y'all :)
just thought I'd share my nails, for this week. They look so smart and uppity all decked out in their lil' tuxes hahaha. This design is really simple to do. Start off with a base coat and two coats of your favorite white polish...let dry...using a thin striper brush, make a wide "x" using your favorite black polish at the top of your nails, and then fill them in so you get your bow...then make a "v" shape to make the tux...and fill in the sides...finish off with two small dots for the buttons and your favorite top coat...and then you're all set for your black tie event, and of course cocktails.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

give good face

London A/W 2012 MAC face chart poster
Milan A/W 2012 MAC face chart poster

If you could go anywhere in the world...time and money is not an issue...where would you go? and why?
personally I choose China, I love the culture, I'm interested in the history, I feel like asian cultures are so polite and kind so I really like their attitude. I love any type of asian food mmmmm yummy spring rolls and their soups...i can't pronounce any of the names...but i'm not in it for the name...all that matters is my tummy feels loved hahaha and of course i would just love to go shopping there, they have such cute things!
xoxo Chiika
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