Thursday, March 23


Hello there!
My ‘new’ blog design has been up for ages, and it is only now that I’m filling this space up. I’ve been putting it off for a bit I guess, so I’ll just tell you about myself quickly now …
My name is Živa (pronounced zhee-va) and I’m from a tiny European country called Slovenia. I love living here – it’s absolutely beautiful and if you’re ever in the area, I would strongly urge you to visit! I am almost 23 years old (my birthday is August 26th 1991) and I am a very typical Virgo, meaning I’ll try to organise your beauty stash and write a to-do list for you if you come in contact with me.
I am an occasional Cosmopolitan journalist and I also do some freelance work on the side, I’ve also dabbled in ghostwriting (Young Adult), which is so much fun and incredibly exciting. My dream is to be a full-time writer and combine all of my passions, which include blogging, writing fiction and many other things.
Regarding more personal things, I’m very blessed to have an amazing guy in my life. His name is Tilen and we’ve been together for almost 2 years, though we’ve known each other for quite a while more (he successfully escaped the friendzone, yup). Tilen is the best part of my life and I will be forever grateful that I can call him mine now – and also banging my head against a wall for not realizing he was the one sooner. I also really love my family, we’ve been through a lot together and haven’t been on the best of terms when I was a teenager, but my Mom and Dad play a huge part of my life, I’m grateful to them and I love them more than I can explain.
On an even more personal note, I’d like to quickly touch up on my background and current situation. I do have depression and I also take medication. I’ve had it so bad in the past I really didn’t think I’d make it through, but today I’m incredibly happy and feeling good. Depression and very bad panic attacks also prevented me from finishing college, which was one of the worst things to happen to me. I really hated myself for a long time, but I’m positive I’ll achieve everything I want and more despite not finishing uni! I do have quite the studious career in terms of majors, as I’ve done Art History, English as well as Bibliography.
I am really open about my personal life and I don’t mind telling you about my ups and downs at all. I see my blog as a friendly place, because I was always very lacking in that department – I often thought I was completely alone. So I’d like you to feel welcome and know I’m here for you if you need me!
Well I’ve successfully gone off on a huge ramble, I’d just like to add that regarding beauty, I’m quite a bit obsessed, though I’ve been trying to be a bit more minimal in my choices. I love big lashes with a cat flick and a bold lip – you’ll probably never see me wearing a nude lipstick or a smokey eye. I also adore perfumes and like to think I know quite a bit about them, thanks to my amazing aunt. Fashion is a passion (heh) I don’t speak too often about, but I’ve loved it since I was about 11 years old. Books are a staple in my life, however, and I’ve been a huge reader ever since I, well, learned how to read.
On Nothin’ Fancy. Really. you’ll find lifestyle and beauty posts. People like to joke that I chose the stupidest name for my blog (of course, who hasn’t) since I am quite the fancy person, apparently – also, I am a big drama queen, which is quite annoying but inevitable for a girl who thinks her blusher being the wrong shade is a disaster of biblical proportions.
There you have it – that’s me in a nutshell. I hope you’ll stick around!