Tuesday, July 17, 2018

REVIEW | VASENOL Intensive Care Spray Body Lotion

I think that everybody here already knows that I'm one lazy-ass girl. Specially when it comes to skin care. Although I absolutely love to take care of my skin, and I love to use all these awesome products, I'm extremely lazy. But thank god, some brands think about girls like me. And for me spray-on moisturizer is one of the best innovations ever!
This is the VASENOL Intensive Care Spray Body Lotion. And yes, it's the easiest way to apply moisturizer to your whole body in like two seconds. It is available in a few different fragrances -- I don't wanna lie but I think I saw a vanilla one, and a chocolate one --  but since I'm weird with smells I went, obviously and as usual, for the one without any scent.

This is super easy to apply: You just shake it well, and you spray all over your boy. Thank you just lightly rub the product in and you are DONE. It honestly takes 1 minute. It's a very light mist, really small particles that gently coat the areas that you spray. After you rub it in, it dries super-fast and it's not sticky at all.

And actually, this is perfect for summer and amazing for traveling, since there's no chance this will get open on your suit case and find your clothes full of moisturizer because the lid came undone. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

INBOX | Embelleze Novex My Beach + GIVEAWAY

If you are an Embelleze ambassador, you know you are getting spoiled with some amazing goodies. They always send us the best products. ALWAYS.

This time, they sent me to try this NOVEX set of Shampoo & Conditioner and Hair Mask specifically created for the summer. This line is amazing - It's called Minha praia (in English - My Beach) and yeah, as the name implies it's a line specially designed to protect and nourish your hair throughout the summer. It leaves your hair all smooth and shinny and smelling like a yummy coconut!

Since currently I exclusively use a solid shampoo, I've decided to give this way to a worth-worthy  soul. Head over to my Instagram @thentosogirlygirl8 find this photo and follow these simple rules:

- Follow my page @thenotsogirlygirl8
- Double tap the photo
- Comment #thenotsogirlygirl and tag two friends. You can comment as many times as you want as long as you use the # and always tag different friends.
-The giveaway closes on July 12th and the winner will be announced on an instastory shortly after!

Good luck!

-- Please follow the rules! In this case Embelleze kindly sent me this products but most of the times the stuff we give away are bought with our own money, and we do this because we want to promote our IG accounts and our blogs, and it honestly sucks that no one really cares --

Monday, July 2, 2018


Last Saturday I went to Rock In Rio Lisbon. For those who live in another planet, RIR is a recurring music festival that started out in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, of course) but that eventually branched out to a few other locations worldwide, including Lisbon. It takes place every two years, since 2004, and usually it spreads across 4/5 days. The only edition I've missed was the fist one, but since than I've been attending at, at least, one of the days. This year was no different. 

I choose to go on June 30 because I really wanted to see Katy Perry live. I'm not into a lot of pop stuff, but I like Katy Perry. I like her music, I like her vibe. I like the message she spreads... And I was dying to see her live. I like her so much that I can't even explain how excited I was when I saw her on stage, on the flesh, with my eyeballs. It's stupid and crazy but yeah. I was for real excited.
I was also pretty excited to see Hailee Steinfeld whom I also really like. And of course Jessie J, who is an awesome performer, and even only knowing three songs from her set, I enjoyed her concert very much.
I took a ride at the Ferris Wheel, I danced, I dunk, I took a ton of pictures and I even wan a free eyebrow wax service from Benefit! It was a day well spent!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Travel | Lisbon, Portugal

-- Carmo Convent, view from Rossio Square, Lisbon --

Lisbon is such a stunning city. 
Every corner full of history. Every building full of stories. 
I love this city. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

REVIEW | FLORMAR Extreme Matte Lipstick & Waterproof Lipliners

I've been really impressed with Flormar products. You all know that I'm a sucker for high-end, luxury brands. Therefor if I'm saying that I really like a mid range brand, it's because it's actually good...

You know that I like natural looking lipsticks... you know -- my lips but better kinda of thing. And since I've heard too many good things about these Extreme Matte Lipsticks, I decided to pick one up. After swatching every lipstick on the display I settled for this dusty rose shade -- 03 Urban Rose. First of all, I knew I wanted one of this lipstick from the moment that I took the cap off. The unique shape of the lipstick sold me out completely. I love -- LOVE -- this shape. So unique and edgy.

This shade is really beautiful. It is fully matte and it glides on very smoothly. I like it and I think it goes very nicely with my skin ton. It's not super long wearing -- it's a regular lipstick! When people read "matte" they always assume long lasting, non transfer, hard to remove. But that's not the meaning of that word! Matte means not glossy or shimmery. So yeah, it transfers and it wears out. 

Since I was there, I ended up picking up two lip lines as well that I thought would go great with this lipstick. I got these two Waterproof Lipliners that are just gorgeous. And honestly I've ended up using them more on their own, rather than combined with any lipstick. Application is really easy, they go on really smoothly as well, and you don't have to press hard at all to get color out. Nr 202 is completely matte, and alone looks almost just like a subtle shear stain. I like so much. Nr 203 is a similar shade, slightly more pink-ish and it's shimmery. It's really beautiful and, for me, perfect for a night out with friends. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

EAT | Nicolau, Lisboa

Although I love Portuguese pastry -- I mean, who can resist a warm, cinnamon covered, flaky Pastel de Nata or a traditionally Ham&Cheese toast soaked in butter -- but the truth is that sometimes I just crave staple american-style breakfast food that is not that common to have here, unless you go out for brunch. And this was one of those times.

I visited Nicolau with Girl in The Clouds. We get together once in a while to talk about life, shop, and eat tasty food. Nicolau is always busy and there is almost always a line at the door. The space is really cool, very well decorated, with some odd, quirky and vintage pieces. 

I opted for something that I'd been craving for a while -- Eggs Benedict, while the Girl in Clouds had a Bowl with red rice, avocado and chicken, that looked delicious. We both had a nice warm cup of Kusmi Tea.

My eggs were amazing. The hollandaise was velvety and creamy, and it tasted like lemon -- just the way I like it. The eggs were runny and just perfect. The only thing that I have to say is that the muffin wasn't tosted, and I like it better when it's toasted -- but that's just me being picky.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

EVIAN Brumisateur Facial Spray

If you have never used a facial mist before, you've been missing out on something good.
It's a great way to quickly rehydrate your parched, dried skin, or even to set your makeup.

My favorite is definitely the Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray and this has been a stable on my beach bag. I like to use it to refresh my skin when I'm just sun-bathing. It's a spray, so I just mist my face, décolletage and chest area, and this leaves me feeling cool and refreshed as it quickly gives back some of the moisture my skin is loosing by standing under the sun. 

I've also enjoyed using it as na extra step for cleansing and toning my face, along with my regular skincare routine. It's supposed to help balancing the skin pH because of it's unique mineral balance. 

There are other face mists -- or thermal waters -- on the market, but this is the cheapest I've found. And it can be bought at you regular supermarket.