Friday, September 21, 2018

GLAMOUROSA | Sensilis and Lierac with great prices!


I just realized that I've being the dumbest person on the face of the earth. Why, you ask? Well... I've been buying all my body/skin care products at my local pharmacy while I could be being them from Glamourosa all along. I know what fiscally buying the products is better because you can try them, smell them, feel them... however, they are way more expensive...

Today I've received an email saying that Glamourosa now carries Sensilis and everything is 15% off! I have a few products that are on my wishlist that are a great deal! I always wanted to try their skin care products but they are super expensive...

Even my favorite sculpting cream is on sale here -- it's expensive as hell, but it works wonders! Actually, all Lierac products have 20% off and this is really awesome. I will be definitely placing an order real soon. Also, there's a full review of this product coming out in the next few days!




And if these amazing prices weren't enough, you can always use my code thenotsogirlygirl at the end of you purchase for an extra 5% off!

I honestly invite you to take a look. It's all original products and they carry a lot brands -- including  Benefit, Kat Von D, Huda Beauty, among others. I love fancy brands and if I can save a few euros, it's always a good deal!

Monday, September 17, 2018

NEW IN MY CLOSET | BIMBA Y LOLA Trapezium Bag


-- I don't know why I keep insisting in buying black backs. But I felt like I needed another one. This one is super soft and malleable and it fits a lot of stuff. It's my first BIMBA Y LOLA  bag and honestly I've heard really bad stuff about the lack of quality of this brand, so I don't if buying this was that good of an idea. Let's see how it goes -- 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Travel | Braga, Portugal



-- Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro, Braga --

This summer I had the opportunity to visit Braga and I fell in love.
It's such an amazing city, with beautiful monuments and full of flowers.
Absolutely Stunning. Can't wait to go back and discover all the little magical places I din't had time to see.


Monday, September 10, 2018

EAT | Portugalia, Lisbon

Portugalia -- the beef institution of Lisbon. If there is an iconic place to go and have a nice stake, fries and yummy buttery sauce it's Portugalia.

90 years ago, when it first opened, Portugalia was a bear factory and a beer-house -- place where you'd go to have a few beers, have a good time and eat some good stakes and amazing sea-food.

With the passing of time, it has evolved to a nice sit down restaurant, with  locations, and more recently it has even franchised allowing you to eat some of it's famous dishes at some malls around Lisbon.

The oldest restaurant is in the heart of the city, right along one of the main streets of Lisbon -- Av. Almirante Reis. And it's a restaurant full of charm. An old building, with big windows and big doors. Just stunning. It's actually the original location of the factory and of the pub. If you haven't yet, you must visit it.

I'd say that there are 3 dishes that you really need to try here :
- the very traditionally Portuguese Açorda, a dish made with bread and prowns. Really creamy and full of flavor.
- the also very traditional Bacalhau à Bràs , with shredded codfish, shoestring potatoes, and onions all bonded with eggs. Amazingly creamy and delicious.
- And of course: their very famous Bife à Portugalia. A stake (you can chose beef, pork or chicken) with their traditional -- and secret -- sauce. And this is what I always have. Always, of course, with a nice cold draught beer.



The stake is served in a clay dish, covered with this shinny, velvety, yellow sauce perfect for you to deep your fries or a nice piece of bread. I always ask for mine medium-rare and of course with a fried egg. It's so tasteful and yummy and make me melt on the inside.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Review | BENEFIT Brow Contour Pro




Being such a lazy ass girl, I'm always looking for products that make my life easy. And when I saw this product on Benefit's Instagram I've been dying to get my hands on it. And of course also , the whole cute 90's multi-color pen look, completely sold it for me.

Let me introduce you to the Brow Contour PRO. It's a 4-in-1 product that has everything you need to make your brows looking all perfect and awesome. The fact that it is the size of a pen makes it super practical and perfect for traveling.

This product is designed to be extremely easy to use -- You always start at the lighter shade, and if you look at the top of the pen, you can see the little harrows that show you where to go next.
This lighter shade goes on the front of the brow -- up until the higher point. Here, you should click your pen and switch to the darker shade. This one is supposed to go on the tail of you brow -- but I always do a few flicks in the middle section as well to make it blend better. I also use a spooly to even out the product everything and avoid any hash lines.

After that it comes the clean up -- with the definer shade. This is basically a concealer with which you literally draw around you brows to make'em all sharp. You do need to blend it because it makes a very defined line --  I use my fingers but when I tried this out at benefit boutique they used a sponge applicator to blend it. 

The last step is the highlighter. You basically paint the highlighter on your brow bone, blend it a little, and that's it.


I've been loving this product mainly because of the convinice of only taking one thing with me.
Because it's a 4-in-1 product, you have to settle for the shades that come in it. In my case, the dark colors are OK, but I think that the concealer is too orange and too close to the highlighter shade. And I guess that this is the big disadvantage of this product -- you can't really mix and match shades to make it work better for you. I also kinda of wish it came also with a spooly or a little brow brush, because you do need to work the product into your brows somehow. Oh and yes, this is the perfect product for you to start with if you are not used to do your brows. The tips are all very small and the product is super soft, and super easy to apply and blend. It's precise enough for an every-day look.



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

REVIEW | LUSH Enzymion Facial Moisturizer

You know how when you go to Lush and they always offer you a sample of a product you want?
Well, on one of these occasions I asked for a a sample of a face moisturizer. The girl there asked me a few questions about my skin -- I told her that I have oily t-zone and usually some dry patches. And gave me a sample of their Enzymion Facial Moisturizer. I tried and used every drop of that sample. I loved it so much that I had to go back and buy the full pot.


This product is just awesomeness in a black pot. It's a really gentle face cream, that replenishes moisture without oiliness, while living a matte finish. It's really light and fluid, with almost watery texture which is great if you -- like me -- don't like to feel that sticky feeling that some moisturizers leave. 
It has a very fresh, clean smell, because in every pot cont a whole fresh lemon, some papaya, light oils and cocoa butter. The Fresh fruit contains enzymes and and alpha hydrozyc acid that helps remove dead skin cell and makes your skin looks bright while controlling the oiliness.


Because of how fluid this is, it's absorbed very fast and it it sits well under make-up. It easily doubles as an primer with how matte the finish is. This product is target for people with oily skin, however it works perfectly on my combination skin. 

It is a pricey item -- this little pot costs 22€ if I'm not mistaken. I know the pot looks really small but with this product a little really goes a long way... just a really small amount is enough for your entire face and neck. AND... this pot pancaking allows you to use every last drop of the product. 


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Friday, August 24, 2018

REVIEW | L'OREAL Life's a Peach Blush



My favorite shade of blush for the summer is peachy-orange. I think it's the perfect complement for a summer bronzed and glowy skin. And honestly, this Life's a Peach blush is now one of my favorites right now.



This golden-peachy-orange blush is supposedly suitable for all skin tones, offering you a super natural warm peachy-bronze flush coloring to your cheeks. It is the absolutely perfect shade for those no-makeup days. Perfect for a summer day out.



As soon as you open the little compact, you feel a sweet peachy sent, which I'm not a big fan of, but it's bearable. Smells like candy almost. The actual compact thingy feels kinda of cheap, almost like make up for kids, when compared with some other more expensive blushes I own. It’s really bulky. It opens on both sides and one end you have the product and on the other side you have a mirror and a small brush, that completely reminds me of the little brushes that come with all the Benefit blushes.


This has been my staple for this summer. I apply it with big fluffy powder brush on my cheeks, towards my temples. It just gives me a nice glow to my checks and it looks amazing combined with the Bronzer from my Flormar Trio Contour Palette and my CHANEL Rouge Allure Lipstick. It makes me feel glow, confidant and beautiful. Isn’t that perfect?