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Want to get unstuck? Have you ever felt that you just can’t get through a challenging period in your life? Do you feel overwhelmed and perhaps confused? Do you feel like you can’t focus your attention on the things that matter to you the most?

Well, everyone has been here at least once in their lifetime and staying STUCK is not a solution. You’ll have to look inward, find your ambition and don’t allow these moments to define your life. But, don’t worry, I’m here for you! Let’s go through my five ways of getting unstuck right now.

Also, stay until the end to download my FREE worksheet for an exclusive exercise that will make you answer all the questions you have for yourself and make you see the light at the end of the tunnel again. Let’s get unstuck together!

1. Forget the past

Maybe the past is keeping you stuck. Therefore, you’ll have to let go of it. Whatever mistake you made that keeps you up at night, it’s not worth it. You still have time to change your future. Living in the present not only brings joy and happiness for the moment, but it will also improve your future self. If a bad choice is keeping you from your happiness now, imagine how much healthier and better decisions can improve your future. Makes sense, right?

2. Fully believe in yourself

Being confident can be a challenge, but once achieved you can never go back to how you used to be. A boost of confidence will help you improve most of your skills, from social to professional ones. Even though the road to success can be paved with challenges, you’ll have to believe in yourself. A good exercise in starting to improve your confidence is looking in the mirror and repeating affirmations such as : “I am enough!”, “I am powerful”. You will start believing in them sooner than you think because guess what? You truly are enough and powerful 😉

Ready to start actioning? Remember to download my FREE worksheet at the end for an exclusive exercise.

3. Remember your ‘WHY’

Always remember your ‘WHY’! In order to pass this point in your life you can focus on the positive aspects of your journey. Try counterattacking every negative thought in your mind with a positive one or a beautiful memory. Being able to control your mind is key. It’s kind of impossible to succeed in life if you’re always thinking about failure. The law of attraction really works. If you’d like to try an exercise, you can write down positive affirmations on post-its and place them somewhere you can always see them. It truly helped me 🙂

4. Find your purpose

How could you ever succeed if you don’t have a well defined purpose? It’s crucial to find out what you want to achieve in life. Rearrange your thoughts and start focusing on your goals. If you find your big aspiration, it will become easier to stay motivated and keep moving forward. Once you’ve got your purpose, you can spend your time finding a successful way to achieve it.

5. It’s okay to ask for help

If you find yourself overwhelmed by the situation you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help. Either from a professional or from your loved ones, there’s no shame in admitting you got stuck. It can happen to anyone. After you’ve started to open up, you’ll feel much more relieved.

Download my FREE worksheet ‘How to get unstuck in 5 easy steps‘ and start changing your life today. Go from negative thinking to positive in under 10 minutes with this powerful exercise.

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO

Here are 10 entrepreneurial women to watch in 2021. Their backgrounds are truly inspirational holding impressive stories behind them. Every single one of these powerful women below has achieved success by working hard and dreaming big.

Isn’t it everyone’s dream to achieve their greatest goals and be considered very successful in their niche? Well, these great women have DONE it. Follow their lead and watch them in 2021! Start your journey to success now.

1. Maria Hatzistefanis

Maria Hatzistefanis was one of the beauty bloggers that evolved into being a Multi Million Beauty Brand CEO by working hard and dreaming as big as possible. She put together the bases of Rodial after moving to NYC and being a beauty blogger. Her company was founded in 1999 and is being considered one of the best in the skin care niche. This amazing woman will introduce you to the dramas and glamour of the beauty and fashion world like no other. She is also well known for her sincere pieces of advice and her incredible actions. Her greatest achievement really is seeing all of her hard work coming together. However, she is extremely proud of her success in makeup.

2. Sophia Armoruso

Sophia Armoruso is not only a successful American businesswoman, but also one to be followed. She started her journey while working as a security guard and opened and online beauty store on ebay. It’s funny that the first vintage item she sold was a book stolen in her teenage years. She worked from her bedroom every day until her store Nasty Gal Vintage finally became a 100 million dollar yearly revenue business. Sophia always stated that no matter how popular you used to be in high school, you can achieve your dreams if you have faith and work hard.

3. Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson is an American billionaire businesswoman worth following! From all the entrepreneurial women all over the world, she differs by being THE chairman, CEO and president of Fidelity Investments. After many years of hard work under her father’s careful watch, Abigail became one of the most important women in the financial domain. Only imagine that firstly, she used to be an intern at Fidelity! It’s amazing to see how ambitious and hard-working Abigail was and still is.

4. Mackenzie Scott

Mackenzie Scott proves every woman that you can still achieve success while rising three kids and helping Jeff Bezos build Amazon. Wow, right?! She is an American Novelist that wrote her first book : “ The Testing of Luther Albright” in 10 years. While working hard to put the bases of Amazon, she still had to pay the bills at home and make time for the three little souls she was rising. After Amazon became a success, she dedicated her time for the family and her literary career.

5. Marina de Giovanni

Marina de Giovanni gained massive popularity for her Not a Model site where she shared her lifestyle and fashion pieces of advice. She is one of the most famous bloggers on earth and probably the first influencer to appear. Marina left her job as an event manager in 2013 while during a six month vacation in Europe when she decided to start blogging. She build her empire from scratch and now at only 31 years old she has an audience of over 160,000 followers and lives from her online courses!

6. Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely is one of the most influential entrepreneurial women on earth. Also, she was listed as the 93rd most powerful woman by Forbes. Sara is the founder of Spanx, an apparel company selling leggings and pants. Even if she planned to become an attorney she created Spanx and handled all the aspects of the business itself. In 2012 she first made her appearance on the cover of the Forbes Magazine as the youngest self-made female billionaire. Quite inspiring right?

7. Huda Kattan

I believe everyone heard at least once about Huda Beauty and its CEO and founder Huda Kattan. In 2006 she moved to Dubai with her father and later on she decided to move to LA to study makeup. Huda also gained popularity through instagram, where she now has more than 47 million followers. She is one of the most powerful and successful influencers. Moreover, she is also one of the most influential people in the beauty niche. She has an inspiring background and she worked hard to improve the beauty industry.

8. Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is the chief Operating Officer of Facebook. After she graduated from business school, Sheryl worked as a management consultant. After a few years she joined Google where she was very helpful. Later on she started her career at Facebook and was considered the perfect fit. Her net worth is now over 1,8 billion dollars and she is considered one of the most important entrepreneurial women.

9. Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is the chief executive of PepsiCo. Moreover she is also ranked as one of the most powerful women in the world. Indra firstly held a product manager position at Johnson and Johnson. Later, she joined PepsiCo in 1994. In 2006 she was finally named CEO. Apparently, Nooyi wasn’t only named on this list as a woman to watch, but on Wallstreet’s Journal and many other publications. You will find her journey inspiring and full of ambition. Listen to her pieces of advice and start working hard in order to achieve your dreams.

10. Gina Rinehart

Gina Rinehart in Australian Magnate and heiress. Moreover, she is the executive chairman of Hancock Prospecting. Gina became a billionaire in 2006 and her net worth at the moment is 30.4 Billion US Dollars. She is one of the best in her industry. She knew how to take advantage of her skills and inheritance. After some time she truly built her empire and revolutionary changed the game.

In the end, every single one of these entrepreneurial women did amazing things throughout their lives. All of their stories are worth listening to and moreover, you have the chance to learn a lot from their mistakes and achievements. Which successful woman had an impact on your life and why? Let me know!

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO

Women empowerment to me means showing women what they’re capable of if they just believe in themselves. Women all over the world have realised how important it is to be on each other’s side and to protect our values as females. We are expected to be so many things from an exceptional mother to a successful business / career woman. Moreover, on social media, many women compare themselves to others and can feel down because they’re not skinny, curvy or not looking like all the influencers they see all over the media.

In time, I have established my own values; I have realised what an important role females play in society and fully embraced mine. I’ve prepared this article discussing five important techniques to embrace positive self-talk.

Why does positive self-talk play such an important role in women empowerment?

First of all, self-talk is made out of thoughts you’re sending to yourself everyday – positive or negative. Also, they have an impact on your confidence, positivity, self-love and after all, mentality.

Actually, it’s said that if you start your day with positive affirmations the rest of it will go as great as it started. The way we choose to see the things that happen to us have an enormous impact on our way of living. Therefore, if you will always see the bad side of yourself and your actions, you are only harming yourself and falling into deeper and darker thoughts.

Set yourself some healthy boundaries

The environment you decide to spend your time in has a meaningful impact on your life and positivity. Therefore, setting some healthy boundaries and choosing your circle of friends carefully is a great start.

Constantly surround yourself with people who cherish and respect you in order to charge yourself with positivity.

Moreover, the media also has an effect on your mindset, therefore you should opt for a more positive and a more mindful newsfeed. Feed your thoughts and mind with practical and useful information rather than negative news (don’t argue with me on that please).

Positive affirmations

Start saying positive affirmations to yourself.

Consider starting with two positive affirmations every day. Also, don’t forget about the law of attraction, if you manifest something, it will come to you eventually. Therefore, once you get out of bed say: “Today will be a wonderful day, everything will go as planned” or “Today I will not allow anything to bring me down, I’m staying positive”.

Once you make a habit out of it, maintaining a positive mindset won’t be hard at all.

Also, have you considered doing women empowerment in your circle of friends? You never know who will need to learn about your positive approach to life.

Channel your inner critic in the right direction

In life, we can all make mistakes. However, you should channel your inner critic in the right direction. Therefore, if you find yourself in a bad position or have made a mistake, ask yourself : “Is there another way to look at this problem?” Don’t let your negative chatter interfere – we’re all experts at complaining about ourselves and not doing anything constructive about it.

We’re all human and every single one of us makes mistakes, all you have to do is to learn from them and to accept them. Just decide on what you did wrong, how you can possibly fix it and how can you avoid it in the future. That’s all!

However, don’t be too harsh on yourself! Mistakes are part of our lives and sometimes you just can not avoid them.

Be thankful

Be thankful! 🙂 This is a perfect way to find the good in your life and generate positive self-talk.

Try to be grateful for everything that happens in your life.

However, if you’re having a hard time doing that, keep track of everything that made you smile or made you thankful. Also, at the end of the day, you’ll realise how small your problems actually are.

Stop comparing yourself to others

You’re unique and that is your power after all!

You should accept and embrace your own values and uniqueness. Also, I know it’s quite hard to not look at what other people are doing and to not compare yourself with them, but it’s not quite healthy.

Once you see that you have your very own path, you will also realise that no one can be you and that for sure is a boost of confidence.

Individuals that are better off or worse than you, will always be around. It’s crucial to focus on yourself and be thankful for what you have.

Stop comparing yourself to others and start living your own life.

Lastly, daily positive self-talk is not impossible to reach, all you have to do is to see the best in situations. Start seizing the day and always see the good in you.

Here’s to women empowerment! 🥂

I’m writing this early in the morning, while hearing the birds singing and looking outside the window at the winter sun, thinking that it’s not too long now until Spring will start delighting us. Until then, there’s one day that some people might celebrate and some might not. For my ladies who will decide to celebrate their love for themselves, for their partners, family or best friends, I welcome you to my latest post on how to dress for Valentine’s Day in 2020.

Hello my lovelies,

Who would have thought that this weather will make some of us want to just chill and be less productive? I’m one of the people who this year around, I became really affected by the low temperatures, but quite frankly my workload doesn’t seem to care too much because it’s still there regardless of my mood. So, how do I go on and trick my mind into thinking more positively about it and still be productive? I’ll show you exactly what to do to feel empowered and ready to action your day!

Hello everyone,

How have you been? Since it’s National Stress Week, I thought it’s the right time to talk about stress and how to deal with it at work from my own rather short experience. It might be tempting to take things to heart in an office environment, but you have to remember that everyone deals with stress in a different way. Don’t take anything personally and focus on making your life easier first.

Hello there,

Spring is here, I’ve just moved houses and between packing and checking my emails, I could only use the essentials and soon I realised I don’t really need all the products or apps that I have in my phone. Curious to have a little nosey in my current monthly favourites? Let’s discover my ‘swear by’ products this month.

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Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Blush

There’s nothing more flattering than a glowing but subtle contour – this beautiful bronzer is my go to now. It looks so expensive on; it’s one of the ‘what are you wearing on your cheeks?’ kind of vibe and I’m hooked! The bristle is so soft, it feels like a gentle stroke. Expect lots of selfies of me wearing it (not guilty) this Spring. And ah, I almost forgot about its amazing smell! Try the Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Blush yourself and tag me on Instagram @notagirlygal. I love your updates!

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Enty App

The newest stylish app that Instagram bloggers are going mad for. Having stylists to comment on your outfit on the-go (Hello! How cool is that?), the app it’s basically a troll free community where everyone can post pictures to receive constructive advice. I find this idea amazing, because the internet nowadays is really spammy. Imaging a dreamy community of happy friends who are there to guide your fashion choices or help out with shopping. I’ve been using the app throughout April at random times of the day, and by that I mean checking it constantly for updates (guilty!) – I love seeing real outfits and the real photos of women who are happy to be guided and interact with one another. As I support women empowerment and stand for women feeling confident with their own style, I have became a brand ambassador for Enty and I’m now a stylist on the app.

Get the Enty App now because you could get my opinion on outfits, styles, fashion trends and everything in between directly from me, but also meet a super friendly community.

Lancôme x Proenza Schouler

Just add colour! This palette is absolutely stunning – a combination between orange / red and blue shades coming in different textures from creamy to extra matt. I’ve been loving the Lancôme x Proenza Schouler Chroma palette since March and been wearing it almost every day. I added a make-up base on my lids (breaking the rules here) every time and the colour lasted all day – and how often does that happen? I have combination to oily skin, so for me, finding a great make-up palette is not such an easy job. Imagine all the Springy looks you can create with one single palette and having it last all day – It’s definitely a winner for me. I’m surprised not so many people know about it and it’s not available everywhere online, but you can find it on Notino.

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Estée Lauder Double Wear

The foundation of foundations. If you heard magic stories about this foundation and its coverage, I can tell you, they are true. Not only does it cover all spots & blemishes, but it also lasts all day long. I initially thought that a foundation with such high coverage must be cakey, right? No way! I might have a a bit of glow around my nose after a full day, but it’s normal for oily skin. I’ve been wearing it since November I think and realised I can’t wear something else now. It might be on the pricy side, but it’s worth it, it’s your face & your health! If you haven’t already, order your Estée Lauder Double Wear now & get ready to meet professional make-up at home 🙂

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Dolce &Gabbana The One

Hands down, the perfume of the month! Image a seductive scent of lily, jasmine, roses, amber & musk that will accompany you through out the day and night. It’s perfect for Spring & Summer because it gives me more positive energy. My can do attitude? Definitely inspired by the uplifting D&G The One (it’s 40% off on Notino now).

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There we go my lovelies, these are my April 2019 favourites! Have a happy Easter Weekend and hope you’ll treat yourself or your loved ones to some of the goodies I love at the moment, this Easter. Now, I’m curious – what’s one beauty product & app you can’t live without? Let me know in the comment section below! 🙂

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello girls,

How have you been? I’ve been enjoying London’s little treasures lately as I feel really festive as Christmas is just around the corner! On this note, I have teamed up with Adriana  to give you some good business and styling advice that you can trust to follow going forward in 2019. Make the most out of it!

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Andrada: Hi, Adriana! Thank you for joining me today in this pretty location and thank you for the Salted Caramel Macaron tip – it’s delicious. The reason why I picked you to give us insight into these is because you’re really successful with your own business and breaking it into online courses! First of all, what is your blog about and why did you decide to go into blogging?

Adriana: Since I was a little girl I wanted to be a model however as I didn’t fulfil the necessary conditions I didn’t follow this path. My dreams however stayed in my mind unrealized. Years later I’ve discovered that I can combine my passion for fashion and photography into a fashion & lifestyle blog. Now, I can say that this was the best present I could give to myself. I present a variety of my own fashion style, fashion tips, product reviews, healthy recipes etc. to please my readers.

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Andrada: That’s absolutely amazing. Congratulations for following your dream and working towards it no matter what! I feel that women need to motivate themselves and be their biggest supporters, even when no one is! Could you give us one piece of advice for a woman starting her own business now?

Adriana: Thank you, Andrada! You’re right! When you start your own business you fear that no-one would buy anything from you, no-one cares about it, no-one is interested, the competition is high and it’s not worth the hassle but these are only the unnecessary thoughts you say to yourself. Don’t doubt in yourself, just follow your dreams and believe that you’re worth everything but good in your life. We attract what we think of, so stay positive. Always.

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Andrada: Who is your role model? What inspires you?

Adriana: It may sound strange but I aim to inspire and motivate myself at all times. I don’t have a role model, I don’t compare myself to others, competitors, top bloggers. I prefer a healthy balance in life, I choose to be me, be positive, unique and true.

Andrada: That’s great! I love how positive you are – I see a great strength in you and I am happy that you’re thinking that way. Talking about fashion now, as we’re going towards the colder season, what items do you recommend women to wear and what are your top 3 items?

Adriana: I cannot imagine cooler season of autumn/winter without a comfortable warm boots, a nice colour coat and accessories that are not to be missed like a wooly hat, scarf and gloves. I always aim to pick a colourful coat and hats as a stylist and a woman I believe we should add more colour into our outfits as it simply improves our mood. My today’s outfit is a great example of this statement. Don’t you agree? You can find me on social media or my blog. Lots of love lovelies and have an amazing festive season!

Andrada: Thank you Adriana for joining me today and I wish you the best of luck with your blogging business! ☺️

Connect with Adriana on: Instagram, Facebook  and blog.

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Check out my responses to these questions on Adriana’s blog – I’m giving tips on starting a business and staying motivated during though times, also you’ll get some insight into my role models.

Let me know in the comment section, how do you keep yourself motivated?

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

The dresses and outfits women wear around the city this summer are making you wonder ‘How can they wear these so easily?’ or ‘I don’t think I could pull off that colour’? It’s not about wanting to look like them, but maybe it’s their confidence that you admire. Today, I’ll give you 5 amazing tips on how to feel super confident while dressing in your own way!

How to feel confident in whatever you wear

Own that colour by knowing you’re admired and don’t mind the envious stare

Let’s assume you love to wear an unique colour. Don’t mind the stare at all. Some people might appreciate your outfit and not show it, or show it in a wrong way. Although more and more women stared to show appreciation to other women, not all of them do. We still get that envy look sometimes, but it’s important for you to know that the envy comes from their inner frustration. They will may or may not realise that they’re not happy with themselves and that the feeling of envy (also linked with physical pain in our brains) is really harmful to them. As easy as it sounds, just don’t mind envious stares and only focus on feeling like yourself in that colour. Why wear only the ‘trending’ colours just to fit in if you would rather go for a different one?

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Take pictures in your chosen outfit when you’re going out to fall deeply in love with it

Are you loving your outfit? Perfect, that’s what I love to hear. But you’re still unsure if it looks great on you? My top tip would be to wear it when you have your favourite drink by the river or in a fabulous spot and take some pictures in it from different angles. You might be surprised by how much you actually believe in that outfit. Sometimes, staring at your mirror just isn’t enough. I have the example right here, when I first saw this dress at a Spanish Boutique on the hanger, I wasn’t super sure about it. I then tried it on and was a bit more convinced. It wasn’t until I’ve seen it in pictures that I felt in love with it. It’s now one of my favourite dresses in my wardrobe – such a statement here!

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Get your best friend’s opinion

Sometimes, the confidence boost is coming from the friends that we trust. They’ll be honest with you and you can choose to listen or not. Just guessing that you should in this case, as it can help you made up your mind if you’re unsure. So, asking a friend for feedback is definitely helpful!

Keep telling yourself you’re powerful and beautiful

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I’ll let Tyra tell you more with her sassy snap. The truth is that you need to be your own best friend and back yourself up every single day! You need to be your biggest supporter in every decision you take style or life wise. Feeling confident is sexy!

Make your style your signature 

If you’re working out a style that represents your personality, you’re never going to feel insecure. It will be 100% your signature and no one can or should tell you it’s not suitable. If you believe in yourself, everyone else will as well. You can always count on that.

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I hope you will love these tips and really hope you feel super confident about what you choose to wear as your signature style.

What is that one thing that makes you believe in yourself more? Let me know below ❤️