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A sign?

Yesterday when Tatiana was driving to her appointment she was searching for songs on the radio and "The Climb" with Miley Cyrus came on, Tatiana really likes that song, she thinks the lyrics are really good, so she sang along and thought to herself that this should be one of her special songs.
Hours later, Tatiana is driving back home, this is like about ten hours later, at the same spot, Tatiana searching the radio again and guess what........"The Climb" comes on again! So Tatiana decided that this must now become one of her songs.
Coincidence? Maybe not.



Busy day

Facials are nice!



Tatiana had to get up early today, lots to do.
First taxes. Then she had an appointment for a facial, at Anastassia Spa and Salon in Anchorage.
This is the place Tatiana goes for facials up here and Anastassia is really good. But sometimes she cuts out certain aspects from the facial (weird). Tatiana has been going here since 2008 now, always the same facial, so she knows what to expect. So when the facial is shortened (in time) or does not include whatever it did most of the other times, Tatiana notices. Anastassia seems a little moody sometimes, but she is THAT good at what she does, despite the at times moodiness, after all Tatiana is not there to socialize......and despite the changes to the routine, that if anything is the most important part. You don't want to pay $ 145 for a service and feel like you are not getting what you are supposed to. But Tatiana is still loyal to Anastassia and recommends her services to everyone. Yes, she is THAT good!

After that Tatiana had an appointment for a pedicure, an appointment she made like three weeks ago. Well, the people at the pedicure place were confused, they were not expecting Tatiana and yes, they could offer her a pedicure but not with the person that Tatiana only wants to give her a pedicure at that place. And the person she requested when she called. Tatiana has been going here since 2009 but this time around, she declined the services due to their mistake and she will not return to this place. There are plenty of places to get a pedicure at and this was maybe a sign that it is time to try a new place.

Then some boring errands like banking and post office.

After that Tatiana rushed to meet up with her friend Kennedy that she has not seen since July of last year. Savannah was invited too but couldn't make it.
They decided to dine at a place called Ginger and it was really yummy and the waiter was really good. It was non stop conversation for about 2 1/2 hours, lots of catching up to do. Kennedy is well on her way to become a pilot, Tatiana thinks that is really great.



Basically, that was Tatiana's day today, now she is going to read a little, turn off the light and go to sleep........

Ballerina

Here is Chhaya is her pink fur tiara. She is going to audition for the next Black Swan movie. She will be the prettiest girl in the movie, even better than Mila Kunis and Natalie.



My MISIU!

I got this teddy bear from my Mom when I was little and named him MISIU, that means teddy bear in Polish. He has been very loved, squeezed and hugged and I still love my MISIU. That's why he is still around. I have other teddy bears and stuffed animals but MISIU is my number one.
Here is Chhaya laying with MISIU. Chhaya is very smart, she knows MISIU is mine and off limits for chewing and tugging. Chhaya has her own teddies to play with.



Tatiana loves products!!!



Hair products.....skin products.....all kinds of products........ She can't get enough of them. The problem is that she sometimes collects a bunch of products and then ends up not using some of them. They just collect dust in the bathroom and go to waste. And some of these creams and gels don't come cheap. So Tatiana decided that she is not getting any new shampoos, conditioners, deep conditioners, face creams, face masks, face serums etc etc until she uses up what she already has in her collection.
For example, back in October Tatiana got Latisse but she has not tried it yet. And what girl does not want longer lashes?
: )

Tatiana just got this perfume by DIOR, Miss Dior Cherie. Not as good as Viva La Juicy and Petite Cherie by Annick Goutal, Tatiana's faves. She loves those perfumes!!!!
Also, Creme de la Mer, considered "a legendary creme that has inspired a cult following".
Then this deep conditioning hair treatment by Kerastase, Tatiana is excited to try it out. She has used Kerastase shampoo before but never a deep conditioner.
Also two serums for the face. Tatiana will fist use up the Intelligent Nutrients Serum before she tries the Origins "Plantscription". First time for both, so far Tatiana really likes the serum by Intelligent Nutrients, it smells very fresh and it's organic. Both products are anti aging. Tatiana likes to be nice to her skin.
Fun stuff!
Tatiana's latest nail polish is OPI's "Panda-Monium Pink". Really pretty on.
And on top of the Creme de la Mer, is a small bottle of Biosilk, Tatiana really like this product. It's silky serum drops for the hair, makes your hair silky, shiny and very yummy smelling.

And then this, good old trusted NIVEA creme. Tatiana's Mom and Auntie use it, Angelica uses it, probably many Polish people use it, it's like a tradition or something. Tatiana uses it at night, she slathers it on her face and her hands and feet. She loves this creme!



Another pair of shoes

Arrived today. These have blingy rhinestones all over them - pretty. The brand is Pleaser.
Tatiana thinks that Charlie will really love this pair. What do you think?
Charlie Sheen of course. WINNING!!!
The suitcases are packed, El Lay next!




Back in Alaska

Yes, Tatiana and Chhaya are back in Alaska.
It's interesting how life turns out. If you would have asked Tatiana five years ago if she would ever live in Alaska she would had probably answered no. But never say never. Life is a great adventure!
So back in Alaska......... Not that cold and a lot of the snow has already melted away. Tatiana doesn't know if she will go skiing in Alyeska this year, there might not be good enough snow left up there. Tatiana went twice last year and the second time she went was about a year ago and the snow was not that good.
So here is the beautiful view this morning from Tatiana's balcony. And this is Chhaya this evening from the little walk that just recently happened.


PRETTY!


Good Morning!

Hiiiiiiii! Good Morning!
Tatiana loves potatoes!
: )
Here is a whole, very large frying pan full of them. Yummy! Potatoes à la Tatiana. That means, LOTS of potatoes.
Tatiana is going to eat now, more writing later!



More make up



So here is the Clinique powder, it's a mineral infused powder and you turn the top to release fresh powder to dip the powder brush in, Tatiana likes that. The lid is also mirrored inside. The mascara is Clinique too, it's really good, it's called "Lash Doubling Mascara" in black.
Hello Kitty mirror! MIAU!

MAC

While in Vegas, Tatiana got some more MAC products.
She has been wearing a purple eye shadow form MAC at work for like the last year or so, lol, and she though it was time for some new colors.
Tatiana only uses the eye shadows, lipsticks and lipglosses from MAC. Her loose powder is from Clinique, though she is open to trying different brands, before Clinique she used Laura Mercier. Tatiana does not use foundation at all, she just thinks it's too much, takes too long to apply.
So, the usual make up routine, for work or for going OUT (like to a club/rave) or a photo shoot (though some photo shoots have involved foundation and heavier make up, like brow pencils and blush that Tatiana never uses otherwise) consists of a concealer on areas in need, eye shadow/s, fake eye lashes, mascara, lipstick and lipgloss.
TA DA! Ready!

In the picture you can see a large MAC brush for applying powder. MAC eye shadows left to right, Soba, Tempting, Beautiful Iris, Vanilla, Nylon and Vapour.
The MAC lipgloss Tatiana is currently using is Dazzleglass "Steppin' Out" as seen in picture. She also likes the clear lipgloss called "Lipglass" from MAC.
Her latest lipstick from MAC is this one, "Angel" though she has about four more that she rotates.

MAC ad with Lady Gaga