14 Jan 2018

Athens part 1

End of October me and my two friends had girls trip to Athens. That was my first holiday that wasn't to Finland or Cyprus! It was just what we needed and I had so much fun there. We were staying there for 4 nights.

We were staying in this hotel called Stanley which was located in Karaiskaki Square. The location of the hotel was actually very good even though it wasn't exactly in the city center. The metro station was right next to our hotel and it took us only few minutes to get to the city center which was decent. The metro tickets were 1.40 for one way. We ended up using taxi a lot, and the prices were not that expensive,I think.

We had breakfast included and the first day we were having our breakfast with the lower class but then we got our room upgraded, thanks to my friends, so we ended up getting upgraded breakfast too ! They got pretty large selection of everything so I would definitely recommend taking breakfast as well. The hotel had swimming pool and rooftop bar with this amazing view to Acropolis!

Our first day in Athens was very interesting. As usual, something had to go wrong! As soon as we landed, we went to this shopping village called McArthur Glen. It was very nice place but you need more than one day to see everything. They had all kind of designer outlets like Nike, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger,  Marco Polo, Guess etc. I definitely recommend it for everyone visiting Athens! It wasn't enough that we were all dead from the trip and all that shopping, but the day we arrived in Athens happened to be the day when the Metro was out of use due to some strike. We had to take the bus and change it few times to get to Syntagma. Little did we know that the buses would be so full that you wouldn't even have enough space to breath. The bus drive took us about 4 hours and I was kind of getting a minor panic attack as people were pushing each other and no one could move. That's how crazy it was. In the end we got to Syntagma and from there we took taxi to our hotel only to find out that the room we booked was not what we had expected. That's why the next day they gave us a much better room !

On our first night I went to meet my friend who I had not seen for quite a long time. We went to this bar where you could see Acropolis and man it was amazing! He couldn't have chosen a better place to take me hahah! After that I met with the girls and we went to the Gazi to have some dinner. Honestly, I've never had better gyros than in that place! I just cant remember the name of that restaurant. 

We were so tired after all that travelling so after our dinner we head back to the hotel and went to sleep.

XoXo, Stella 

8 Jan 2018

Back on track

It's been way too long since I last wrote here. I'm not even sure anymore how to start this thing.
I've missed blogging so much but I just kind of lost my motivation at one point. I had so many things going on in my life that I didn't have the time or energy to start writing. Although now that I'm thinking, maybe blogging would have helped me but anyways, I'm back ! And hopefully for long time haha.

2017 went past way too fast! It was one of the best and worst years of my life so far. I grew up so much as a person during last year and I am planning on continuing that self development even more this year. I can say I'm definitely much happier now that I was in the beginning of 2017.   I have my friends by my side, I finally found peace in my life, I have a job that I like and my studies are still going well (hopefully haha will get the results in week, eek!)

I still haven't complete decided what I will do with my blog. Maybe I will write more personal stuff here as I believe it might be helpful for people going through the same things I went trough. On the other hand I would like to make this blog fashion/beauty/travel related so we will see about that. Only time will tell haha!

That's it for now.  

XoXo, Stella 

9 Mar 2017

FINLAND #throwbackthursday


Long time no see. I've been super busy with work and everything lately. I will try to post more often now tho. 

I went to Finland in January for 2 weeks holidays to see my family and friends. I had the best time there and I already miss everyone. I went with the thought of seeing if I could be able to see myself moving back to Finland, but as you can guess, that idea disappeared from my mind as fast as it got there. I love living in Cyprus, my life is here now.  Finland is a good place to go visit every now and then but living there would be so hard for me. 

I spent the whole two weeks with my best friend, I decided to stay with her. We had so much fun, when I got back to Cyprus my house was feeling so empty haha!  This was actually the first time I could go clubbing in Finland, enjoy and have fun! I basically spent my time there eating, partying and spending quality time with everyone. 

The only thing I miss about living in Finland, besides my family and friends, is having hot water during winter whenever you want it and having central heating. In Cyprus, during winters, if there is no sun you need to heat up the water which is so annoying as it takes forever. Also, houses are super cold as there is no heating whatsoever. You need to buy heater or what I do, have the air con heating my flat. 

I am lucky enough to have my good friends still there for me even though I moved countries. Being with them felt like we were never apart. You don't need to talk with them or see them every day, but when you do, you know the friendship is real. I can trust these girls with everything and I know they will always be part of my life. 

As much as I hate snow, I got to admit it looks so pretty. I was lucky that the temperature wasn't so high while I was staying there. Week before I went it was super cold, like -20 degrees, but during my stay it was only like -5 degrees which was decent. 

I am now thinking about going back in the summer for a week or so but we will see. I miss summer in Finland. Those warm, nightless nights where you don't have to worry and stress about nothing. I am not saying it wins these amazing summer nights in Cyprus where you can have beach parties and stay up all night watching the stars, but I would deffo recommend visiting Finland in the summer. It's worth it. 

Ps, Don't forget to follow me on snapchat! My username is sstellamaria  :) 

Stella xx 

11 Dec 2016

I been up all night, no sleep, cause I feel like I'm always dreaming

Whoop whoop, my exams and lessons are over for this year! I am so happy that I can finally relax a little bit, the amount of stress that I was having during exam period is crazy!  

On Friday I went out with few of my work mates and oh man, they know how to take it until morning! We started with few drinks at this really nice pub here in Limassol, Shaka Zulu, which I can recommend to everyone! After that we were thinking about going to this club (bare in mind I left my house around 11 am that morning and was dressed for my exams) but decided to go to my friends house for drinks. 

The thing I love about Cyprus is that it's mid-December and we stayed the whole night sitting on the balcony. It was a bit chilly outside but nothing we couldn't handle. I mean look at that view, it's amazing. We were drinking and laughing the whole night. The best thing was watching the sunshine. We did the same thing back in August and it was so cool to see how the sun came out from a different spot this time of the year. You can really see how earth has moved and why the days are shorter during winter time. 

I mean just look at this view! It's breathtaking ! I could go on and on about how pretty it was, this is something everyone should witness at least once in their lifetime.  I have to admit that after everything I've been through lately Friday night was definitely what  I needed to get things out of my head.  I am so grateful to have such amazing friends in my life. 

 Luckily, now I've got more time to concentrate on my blog more as I don't have to study! 

I hope you all had great weekend and relaxing Sunday!


7 Oct 2016

Long time no see

Hello readers (if there is any of you left there after all this time haha)

Wow. I can't believe I am actually writing here again. I had decided to leave this blog behind and concentrate on my other blog, but I kind of prefer blogger over the other one so I was thinking, what the heck, I am going to give this another chance. 

So much has changed since I last wrote here. I don't even know where to begin or if I even wanna write about all the changes here. We will see. I wanted to hide all my old posts and start fresh but decided to leave all the old posts - at least for now.

To cut short story long, here is a little recap of what has been going on with me. 

It has now been two years since I left Finland and moved to Cyprus. And yes, I am still living in here. There is no way I am going back to Finland any time soon, if ever. For holidays, yes. I can't say I will live my rest of the life here, but for now, Cyprus is the best place for me. 

Last time I wrote I was working in Mango. On February I changed jobs and that has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I really like my job, it's something different and I find it really interesting. I have met amazing people through my work and my best friend here in Cyprus. She is amazing I don't know what I would do without her (if she is reading this, she knows who she is haha x) 

My studies are still going well. I am slowly passing my lessons and hopefully in 1.5 years I will have my Bachelors Degree and then few more years and I will finish my ACCA studies with Masters Degree.  I have 2 exams this December, hopefully will pass both of them haha! 

Hmm... what else? Well, I am just enjoying my life at the moment and trying to make best of it.

I still don't know whats going to happen with this blog, if I actually manage to keep up with posts, but I will try. I have few post ideas ready, I just need to think what kind of posts I wanna write here.

Please leave comments below if you have any post ideas or you have any questions. 

Stella xx 


6 Jan 2016

My 2015 - part I

Happy New Year my dear readers!

I can't believe 2015 is over and 2016 is already here. The whole year went by so fast! A lot of things happened last year, good and bad, and I decided to made a quick review of what happened to me in 2015. 

January - March

Ok so in January I started to study ACCA (chartered accounting) and I was so excited to be back at school! I had missed studying so much (Im crazy I know!). I also made some new friends from work and I basically spent all my free time with them. Even tho those friendships ended as fast as they formed, I'm still glad all those memories I have with them because we actually did have a laugh. Finally, after a long search, on February I found my very first own apartment!


In April my best friend came to Cyprus to visit me. Even tho she stayed just one week we had so much fun together! And when I went to pick her up from the airport, on our way back I was so distracted by the police car driving in front of me that I missed the junction to Limassol and we got lost and had to drive to Larnaca. Well since it was my first time in Larnaca by my self ( and only second time ever ) we got pretty lost but in the end it was all good, we stayed there for few hours, enjoyed the sun and then luckily the way back home was easier to find :p 


One night in May, me and my boyfriend we started hearing a small kitten crying all day and night and since we couldn't handle hearing her cry, we went and found her and took her home with us. She had problem with her lip and needed a surgery and we got help from one very kind woman and thank god her lip healed and she is fine. Also in May I really started stressing with my exams and I spent all my free time studying.


In June I had exams and thank God all the studying was worth the pain and  time because I passed all three exams! Also my oldest friend who I've known since forever came to Cyprus for holidays with her baby and I spent as much time as I could with them. 

XoXo Stella 

17 Dec 2015

Bra-blems? Then this is for you!

Okay ladies, this post is for you (and I'm sure every single one of you can relate to this!). 
There is no better feeling than go home after a long day and finally be able to take off your bra.  And let me tell you, the other day, I was having one of those days when you bra just don't suit you well and it feels so tight and it hurts and arghh! So that's why I'm here today to share with  you guys my bra-blems and I'm giving you solutions for them :) 

Ok so let's get started, shall we? :) 

One big problem that girls/women have is that they actually don't know their real bra-size. I admit, I did buy wrong size bras just because I did not know how to measure my size or I was too afraid to ask. But ladies, really, don't be afraid to ask help when you are going to buy bras, you will see the difference when you are actually wearing the right size! It looks and feels so different. And if you are too shy to go and ask help, you can measure it by your self! :) 

   Another thing that annoys me more than anything is slipping straps. Especially when you are wearing a top and you can feel your strap slipping away from your shoulder and everyone can see it, its so annoying! But there is a simple solution for this one as well; you can actually tighten them up .  I admit, sometimes I'm too lazy to do this but it actually helps :D But don't put them too tight, then they will push your bra up and then again it won't feel very comfortable!

   And  i realized not so long ago that if you are suffering from bra gaps ( the gap between your bra and breast ) it can actually help you to get rid off it if you tighten up your straps! At least it helped me and I was like "why didn't I figured this out earlier?!?!" :DD  Also one thing I noticed is that if you are wearing a push-ups that will help you a little bit with the bra gap. 

Here is a little guide for you created by ThirdLove with some problems and solutions for all kind of bra-blems! :) If you are looking for a new bra, check out their bra collections page!

Let me know in the comment box if you are suffering any of these problems as well and how have you managed to cope with them! :) 

XoXo, Stella