Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Review | ColourPop Faded Pencil + My favorite lip combo

I ordered a bunch of stuff from ColourPop because I wanted this particular lip pencil. I had been looking for the perfect lip liner to go with my fake Kylie lippie. I couldn't find anything close enough anywhere. But after browsing through ColourPop's website I found this shade -- Faded, -- and it is just perfect! I am always scared when buying stuff like this online -- usually the true color of the pencil is hard to figure out from the pictures, but this one was spot on. I was able to find the one that was the closest to my liquid lipstick just by looking trough the pictures!

And now, this is my favorite lip combo! They are not an exact match -- well, that would be impossible unless they were both from the same manufacture. But I like the way they go together. It looks really good on the lips.

The pencil is really creamy, and really easy to apply. It rolls on extremely smoothly. I've been wearing it almost every day, and it lasts a long time on the lips... And even by it self, it looks really good... sometimes I just fill in my whole lips with it and it looks really soft and natural.
I don't know what else to say about this, except that I'm really pleased with my purchase. I had heard a lot about the quality of ColourPop's cosmetics, but this was my first time trying it out, and yeah, I have not been disappointed. Especially for the price that I paid (5$)! Cheap and awesome!

Btw, does anyone know how to sharpen this thing?

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Empties #10 | Summer Empties

I know summer is only halfway trough but I already have a bunch of emptied out products that for me are summer staples. A long long time ago I wrote a post about which are my beach essentials -- it was acutally one of my first posts here on the blog! And this choice of products is very much related to those essentials. These are products that I need to have every summer and although I don't get exactly the same stuff every year, but I always gravitate to the same type of products.

- NIVEA SUN Protect & Refresh Sunscreen 30 SPF. On *drugstore* sunscreen, for me, Nivea tops it all. I don't really like the other brands. They smell weird. And this one is my favorite. Is not sticky, it's very light and it's completely transparent on the skin. I never had any problems with it, it does what it's supposed and it's fairly cheap. Will I repurchase it? Probably, but now I already bought something else. 

- VASENOL Spray & Go Body Moisturizer Aloe Fresh. I really like this moisturizer for summer. It's a spray on -- which means it's super easy and fast to apply. You can just spray it on and give it a little rub and that's is. And it's aloe. Aloe is great for skin burns, and if you are out in the sun, I think that a moisturizer with aloe it's the best thing to avoid redness! It smells super nice! Just one thing: it doesn't last long... This spray bottle was good for maybe a week and a half of everyday use. But I really like it. Will I repurchase it? I would like to, but I can't seem to find it anywhere! Do you know if it has been discontinued? I've found the plain version and the chocolate version, but this one I just can't find anymore!

- LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrubs. It's not the first time I talk about this product, neither will be the last. This is a very natural product. The scrub agent is salt. And it has alcohol and limes, which makes it smell like a mojito -- super appropriate for summer, don't you think? I really like it, but it's not a cheap product. It's my all-year-round body scrub, but it is super expensive and I've restrained my self from buying it as often as I would like.Will I repurchase it? Yep Yep!

- MYLABLE Anti Celulite GEL. I wrote a full review about this product a while back. And, yes, this is a repeat! I honestly like it. Does it work wonders? I don't know. Did I felt that my skin was tighter and smoother? Yep! It's good and really nice, specially for how much it costs. Will I repurchase it? Maybe!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

I bought this cream highlighter at H&M the other day. It looked really nice. It's a cute little pot and it appeared to be a warm golden shade, perfect for summer. It costed 4 € if I'm not mistaken. And it was a compele waste of money. It is super pasty, not creamy at all. It is super hard do apply, and impossible to blend basically. It's just a waste of money. DO NOT BUY IT.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Wells is having a 2-for-the-price-of-1 sale on a bunch of sun products...from expensive brands! You pay for the most expensive, and they offer you the cheapest. 
And off course I had to take advantage this sale! I bought a bunch of Vichy sunscreen because they're my favorite (but you can actually mix around the brands!) To get my money worth I bought two kits. And I have been dying to try this Bronze line. The big kit was 28€ and the smaller one costed 20€ but it was free! It's an awesome deal!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Review | TOO FACED Better Than Sex Mascara

This must be one of the most talked about mascaras ever. I mean, who hasn't heard or read about it, somewhere...? Even if you don't remember if it's good or bad, I'm sure you remember it's name! Better Than Sex. It's a curious name, don't you think?

I have to admit, that at fist I bought it just because I'd heard so much about it that I needed to try for my own. I was curious. It's a pricey mascara. I don't really remember how it costed, but this is the travel size, I bought it at Sephora, and I think it was close to 20€. Honestly I actually rather buy smaller sizes when it comes to mascara. I like to change the tube pretty frequently (to avoid eye infections and styes). Anyhoo, it's hella  expensive. However, the tube is just the most adorable thing ever. The metallic, rose gold pink it's just the most girly color ever. Pulling this out of your purse on your office's bathroom just makes every other girl jealous, trust me.

The wand is super cool looking -- it has an hourglass shape and that's what does all the magic. The bristles really grab your lashes and coats them almost evenly. You do need to wiggle the wand while applying it, right from the roots, since the bristles are really packed on the wand. But you will get doll like lashes. A ton of volume, thickness, and a miles of length.

One thing I need to warn you: This is not waterproof. But it is super resistant. It lasts all day and it's pretty hard to take off! And is completely smudgeproof!

The only down-point is that the tube drys quite fast. I mean, I don't know if this was a problem with my particular tube, but after a couple of months I could tell that the formula had thickened up. It wasn't bad, or unusable. It wasn't super clumpy. It was just a little bit drier. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Primark thoughts

I am not a big fan of Primark. I don't like shopping there. I don't know what it is but I could never understand the crazy hype about it. But I've been seeing all the great stuff you people buy there -- make up, accessories, shoes, cloths, cute home stuff... So, once again I've decided to give it another shot. OK, so I went to Primark. I spent almost three hours there. And yes, my conclusion is the same. Although everything is super cheap, I don't think it's worth the money. Yes, somethings are cute, some patterns are just super adorable, but the fabrics feel and look cheap. I like to buy stuff that I know are going to last. I like to know that I can wash a shirt several times and that it's not going to look weird. And that's the feeling that I get with Primark cloths. They feel like disposable clothes. Like you'd wear it two or three times and than when it starts to look weird and worn out, you could just trow it way. And it wouldn't weight on you conscience because it was super cheap. I don't like living like this. I feel like this is super wasteful. It's a waste of money and a waste of resources. I understand buying there stuff for kids -- OK, they ruin so much clothing that buying expensive stuff is pointless.

While I was canvasing the store, I saw a lot of people with those huge baskets completely full, buying those crappy things, crappy plastic accessories, toys... And I think this is the perfect example how consumerism works: I feel like some people buy all that shit because it's just so cheap. "Oh, it's only two euros" "Oh a dress for 10 euros, so cheap". And they end-up buying too much crap that they don't really need. 

I ended up buying only two things: a pack o socks and this cute pink toothbrush because I found it cute and I needed a new toothbrush to carry around (and who can resist a pink toothbrush with a pink case? )

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Astrophysics For People In A Hurry // Neil deGrass Tayson

I love books like this. Simple books that explain complex concepts for ordinary people to understand. I'm a geek, and I'm interested on this stuff. I understand the math behind it, I know most of the physics concepts involved but it's always nice to read a book written by someone that know so much about space and that yet is able to explain it you in the most simple and captivating way.

If you don't know who Neil deGrass Tayson is, well, I don't know what are you doing with your online life. He is an renown astrophysicist how is also an internet sensation -- with his own meme and all! He often apeares on space related documentaries, he presents Cosmos -- a super cool TV Show that everyone should watch -- and he has a science-y talk show where he invites celebrities and where he tries to intersect pop culture with science. It's a really awesome show. And that is -- more or less -- what he does in this book. He explains how the universe was formed, what's is the speed of the light and why is it a barrier, how we know how many years ago dinosaurs stroll the planet, and many many other super interesting things.

It's a small, short book, easy to read. Perfect for an afternoon at the beach. And look at that cover! It's just stunning!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Quick Tip # 6 | Biphasic Makeup Remover

If you wear any type of long-lasting, waterproof make up, you know that you need a really good makeup remover. For me the big challenge is to remove eye makeup. Specially waterproof mascara. I just hate, hate, not being able to remove every single bit dark speckle of mascara, and then waking up in the next morning with the biggest raccoon-eyes. I just hate it. What really works well for me is this Sephora's Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. It is really good. I really like it. It's biphasic, and this means that it has an oily part and a water-based part. And yes, you need to shake it to mix them together. I've found that one of the best ways to use this is with a Q-tip -- the opening of the bottle is a small hole, just big enough for you to put a hold a Q-tip on it and let it soak with the blue-ish liquid without having any leakage. Than I use it to rub my lash-line, removing the remaining bits of mascara.
And since now I've stared to also started to wear Liquid Matte Lipsticks, I also use it on my lips to make sure I remove every little bit of lipstick. I know that the bottle says eye makeup remover, but it works perfectly fine for lips too.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Winner Winner!

I know the giveaway ended almost two weeks ago, but I've finally picked the winner -- not that it takes a super long time to do it, it's just that I'm busy, and lazy and I've totally forgotten about it! But hey, better late then never right?...

Laura, congratulations on winning this giveaway! I've sent you an email. and I'm waiting for your reply! 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

It took me almost two months to get my hands on my Coloupop order. But it's was so worth it! All the products are awesome, and the packaging super cute! And look at this cute card they sent me! 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Life | Uptade

My live is chaotic right now. I have so many things to do at work that I don't even know where (or how) to start. I'm doing things that I've never done before, so before seven starting I need to learn. That's what they call "Lear by doing". And it sounds perfect and awesome, but when they impose you strick, close deadlines, it's not that fun.

I have an office party tomorrow night, and I don't even have a dress yet. I REALLY need to go shopping for something today. The party is at a garden, so I'm thinking about buying something with flowers. Have you seen any cute dresses with flowers somewhere?

And I'm still waiting for my colourpop order. It was stuck in costumes for like a month and now I have to pay some tax because it's imported products. And I need to go the post office to pick it up. But the post office is only open on weekdays from 9am to 6pm which is exactly my work schedule, so yeah.

I'm really stressed, can you tell?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Blogiversary | Hey look, it's a giveaway! [CLOSED]

My blog turned 2yr at the beginning of July! I've been so busy that I totally let that date unacknowledged! 

Anyhoo, I'm here now, ready to celebrate this awesome and important milestone! I want to take you all for being here with me. For reading the dumb and crazy things I write, for the advice and tips you've all given me, and for simply being my friends and my escape whenever I need to. And to do so, I've gathered up some products and putted together a small giveaway for you! 


Baptiste Dry Shampoo - Sassy & Wild
Baby Feet Foot Mask
Pig-nose Clear Black Head 3-Step Kit
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
Nivea Refreshing Cleansing Mousse
Garnier Moisture Bomb Hydrating Tissue Face Mask
Lush Cosmetics Yuzu and Cacoa Bubbleroon (Bubble Bar)

This giveaway is open worldwide, and the only mandatory requirement for participating is to follow the blog, here on Blogger -- and to do this, you only need to have a Google account! There also are a bunch of other stuff you can do to increase your chances of winning, so don't leave those options out! 
Once again, I'm running the giveaway through Rafflecopter. The giveaway will close on July 20th (12:00AM) and the winner will be announced shortly after. 

Good luck!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Look4you | Eyebrow Threading

Recently I've started to get my eyebrows threaded.
I get my eyebrows done, every two weeks or so. But usually I go to this hair salon, near my house: the lady there does a great job! Really, she first draws my eyebrows with a brow pencil, she shapes them really really well, but she uses wax. I really like her work, but I decided I wanted to try threading. I know this technique has been around for a while but I really never felt like giving it a try. But now that I did, let's just say -- I was not disappointed! 

It's weird. First because it hurts more than waxing or tweezing. It feels like their are plucking every single hair individually. She also asked to me pull my eyelids, and stretch my skin in multiple directions. And made me cry and sneeze a lot! At the end, she gave a massage with some aloé-vera soothing gel, she combed and filled my brows, and OMG it was great! She asked me clearly what I wanted, and she gave me advice on what she thinks my brows should look like. And she was checking with me all the time! She gave me the mirror and she kept asking if I was happy with the shape. Initially I thought that this was just that particular girl, but apparently this is a typical procedure of when you get you eyebrows threaded -- I've been there a couple of times and it's always like this! And honestly since I've stared to go there, my brows look so much better!

I go to this particular place -- Look4You -- it was highly recommended by some cool girls I know, and I'm recommending it to you too! The girls there are really, really good and extremely professional. And very nice too! It's a bit expensive, yeah, but it's totally worth it!

Monday, July 3, 2017

GLAMOUROSA | High End Products With Awesome Prices + Discount Code

You know I love to shop online... I'm honestly starting to hate going to physical stores, to wait in lines to pay or to try out stuff.  Including make up and beauty products... Recently I've come into this super cool store, called GLAMOUROSA, with the most awesome prices and great discounts! If you are like me and you like expensive brands, you know the struggle of managing expensive prices.

GLAMOUROSA is a portuguese online store that sells the most awesome, trendy, high-end brands, at really really good prices! They have all type of products, from make-up, skin-care, fragrances, hair... From what I've seen, almost every product has at least a 15% discount over their regular price, which is pretty awesome!    They guaranteed me that all their products are genuine!
Another cool thing -- they offer FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING for orders over 60€, which honestly is not hard to reach. And they always, ALWAYS, send you some samples of cool new products for you to try! 

Here are some products that currently on my wishlist. I know their prices at Sephora and so, and I can't guarantee you that they are way cheaper here.

And because they are super super awesome, they gave me a 5% discount code to share with you! I know, 5% isn't a lot, but don't forget that all their products have already pretty good discounts! Just use the code 'thenotsogirlygirl' at the end of your purchase!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review | LUSH Seanik Shampoo Bar

On my last trip to Lush, they were out of my regular Shampoo Bar, and I decided to that this time I was going to try a new bar. I asked the sales girl and she suggested I try this one -- Seanik. 
This beautiful blue bar has plenty of ingredients to soften and revitalize your hair. First up, there's a ton of nori seaweed (yup, like the ones you eat on sushi!) packed into each bar, which is rich in protein and helps to strengthen hair and make it silky soft in both look and feel. It has lemon that helps with natural shine, without making it look greasy or oily. And Salt! This shampoo bar has a ton of salt, which helps with volume and grease control. 

I found it great for summer, specially because it has a very tropical, beach-y smell because of all the seaweed, lemon and jasmine essential oil. Unfortunately, the smell doesn't really linger around. But you get that beach hair feeling, without the dryness. It gives you some extra volume at the roost, without being too much volume. But since it does contain a lot of salt, this is not appropriate for you if you wash you hair every day. 

I really, really, like it. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Wishlist | La Vie En Rose

 -- Please be nice and supportive and click on at least one of the pictures! I'd do the same for you. Thank you! -- 

I'm not too into pink, but I have to admit that pink is super trending this year. There's one shade -- a pastel-ish tone, that is called the millennial pink, because it super popular among this generation. 
Pink is definitely not my color, but I really like small pink details. I think it's a good way to add a feminine, girly touch to an outfit our to our life. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New In My Closet | MANGO

-- Dear Mango, please stop making so many clothes that I love. Your stuff is expensive! I'm going bankrupt --

Monday, June 19, 2017

The worst thing about getting back to work, after taking one week off, is having to wear pants again. Specially with this heat. ARGH.
Happy Monday!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Quick Tip # 5 | The BEST Make up discs

I've tried many, MANY, make up disks... You know, the kind you use to remove your make up or simple to clean or tone your face. And I've found out that these  from Cien are the best. I don't like the ones that feel like a cotton ball -- they absorve too much product and get all squishy and loose their shape in two seconds and become useless. These hold their shape super well. specially because they have stitching all around. The texture of the tissue is really good: they are two faced -- one side is more soft and smooth, the other has a little more texture, perfect to help clean and remove make up.
And the price is amazing. For 0.89€ you get 140 units. The cheaper ones from Wells cost 0.99€ and come with only 80 units. And they suck hard.

 -- Please be nice and supportive and click on at least one of the pictures! I'd do the same for you. Thank you! --

Friday, June 2, 2017

REVIEW | LUSH Rose Jam Bubbleroon Bubble-Bar

Baths and showers are my thing. I love great smelling bath products. And the Lush products that excites me the most are their bubble bars!

What's a bubble bar? Well, it's a bar that turns your bath into an luxurious bubble bath! There are a manner of ways you can use this: you can either crumble this under the running tap or place some inside a sieve and hold this under the water. I admit: I tend to be a little spare when it comes to Lush products, so I only use a piece. I break a piece out and crumble it under the tap, that's my method. I can get 2 or 3 uses out of one bubble-bar! And a third of a bar is more than enough to fill your tub with a LOT of bubbles.

Much like bath bombs, this product will change the color of your water too. The one that I'm showing you today -- the Rose Jam Bubbleroon - will draw you a gorgeous pastel pink coloured bubble bath, with a fragrance the most amazing relaxing floral fragrance. Furthermore, this product does wonders for your skin. After a bath with this, my skin felt super soft and moisturized and that amazing smell lingered on my skin for the rest of the day.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I just thought you all should know...

I've ordered a bunch of stuff from ColourPop
They're offering free US shipping and international shipping for purchases over 35$ and they and a free eye-shadow! 
Can't wait to play with all the cool stuff I ordered! 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Braces | Week #78 Yes I still have those

I've had braces for one year and 7 months now.

At the time, the doctor said that I would need to wear it for "more than one year, less than two". Well, I'm ready to take them off! OK, not really. I am sick of having braces, but this doesn't look nearly done. 

My doctor keeps messing around my teeth's position.She makes them move around, she makes them shift and I get gaps between my teeth. Huge gaps. Like I'm missing a tooth. Yeah, it's crazy weird. 

I've had all different types of appliances on my braces now. I've had elastics to connect top and bottom jaws, chain-elastics, and I've had a spring between two brackets! Oh yeah, that was fun -- it was painful AF! Honestly, I didn't knew that this was going to be such a hassle! Having food stuck on my braces all the time is not fun at all! Oh and you know what else is not fun? Having stained elastics! Oh yeah. I always ask for elastics with bright, bold colors. But last month I wanted pink and they only had baby pink. Worst decision ever. After a week my elastics were all yellow-ish because of all the coffee I drink. Disgusting. Never happening again.

-- I've restrained my self from doing this type of posts, because usually they're not very popular. However I like to keep a record of what is going on. And btw, if you have any question about my braces experience, you can leave them in the comments. --

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Girly Girl

 -- Please be nice and supportive and click on at least one of the pictures! I'd do the same for you. Thank you! --

There are so many cute, adorable stuff for baby girls! If I were a little girl, or if I had  a little girl in the family to spoil, I would get her all of these! 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

New In My Closet | MANGO

-- The stitching details on the front are super cool and edgy. It's my new favorite bag!  --

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone // Cine-Concert

Last Saturday was the Harry potter And the Philosopher's Stone cine-concert, and of course I had to go. I got this tickets two months ago, and I'd been super excited ever since!

It was at Meo Arena, an huge -- HUGE -- concert venue. On the stage there was an orchestra -- a fairly big one! Honestly I thought that the orchestra would be smaller -- and on top of the stage there was a screen, an enormous screen playing the movie. And the Orchestra was playing the soundtrack along with the movie.

We got there late, because I'm always late for everything. The tickets I got didn't have assigned sits, there were just for Balcony 2 which is the furthest away from the stage as you be. Since we ware so late, when we arrived the lights were all off and the movie was already in the Zoo Scene. So we ended up just sitting in the stare case, and we saw the fist half of the movie from there. An the intermission, when the lights turned on, we were windblown -- this huge arena, was full, I mean completely full. There were no open sits, in fact there were a lot of people just  much like us, watching the movie sitting in the stairs!

It was really cool. I like it. I honestly paid more attention to the musicians than to the movie it's self. I paid much more attention to the music. Much more than I've ever paid before! There were parts of the movie that I didn't even remember having such awesome music going on! The orchestra was playing louder than the movie and you could tell that some sounds of the movie were removed so that the music being played could be more clear. At the end, while the credits were rolling, the orchestra played a bit more, and everyone had their phones out with the lights on, waving around to the sound of the music, it was really cool.

I though that it was going to be mainly people from my generation, because we were the ones who grew up with Harry Potter, but no. There were a lot of kids, young kids. And there were a lot of people wearing t-shirts and even fully dressed up as Hogwarts Students -- with robes, and wands!. It was cool, and magical. I only wish I had better seats.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

EAT | Butchers, Lisbon

This restaurant was on my list for some time now... I read about how great it was and how tasty their aged beef was, and I was extremely curious to try it out. Oh, and that's not a typo, they serve aged beef. Beef aging basically means waiting a couple of weeks between the time that the piece of meat was extracted from the animal and the actually cooking of that meet. It's allowing the meat to start-- kind of -- rotting up, but in a controlled manner. Sounds gross, right? But, oh, it's worth it! This process makes the meat extremely tender, and allows for the concentration and saturation of the natural flavors of the meat! Makes the meat so tender, it melts in your mouth.

This restaurant is located in Parque das Nações, on an area that is almost exclusively offices. In fact, it is place on the ground floor of a huge office building.

We went on a Saturday evening, around 20.30 pm. The restaurant wasn't full. I was expecting it to be packed, but no -- strange, hum? -- We had no reservation and we didn’t have to wait for a table.

The restaurant has a really nice ambiance. It's a large, open dining room, modern, fancy and romantic. The lights are deemed, the tables are far apart just enough for you to feel like you have some privacy. I asked for the Butcher's Stake and the boyfriend had the maminha. The meat is served over a very rustic-looking wood cutting board. Both dishes came with some delicious sweet-potatoes fries and a green-salad. We also asked for garlic bread, but that never arrived to our table! The wine menu was huge, complex actually and full of expensive wines that we'd never heard of. Both our dishes were extremely flavorful. Both were at perfect temperature, tender and super juicy. For desert we had the Butcher's trio. Nothing to rave about.

I know we were there for the meat. And yep, that was great. But overall I felt like it is truly an overpriced restaurant. I felt like they even had too many waiters, some of them were just walking around. I'm all about good costumer service, but that many waiters was just absurd. And I was really unimpressed about that garlic bread situation: asking for something that never arrived to the table and that is even charged on the bill is unacceptable for a restaurant like that.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review | LUSH Aromaco Deodorizing Bar

Well... here's something I never thought I would try -- Natural deodorant. I've always had some concerns about this sort of product, although I love natural products! But I've always wondered it it would actually work! If there's something that I hate is that smell of perspiration that we all get sometimes. But the last time I went to Lush, the sales girl encouraged me to give it a try and I bought a little piece of the Aromaco Deodorizing Bar. It almost looks like a soap, but it's in fact a deodorant that you rub on your armpits much like you would with a roll-on thingy. The bar itself, has a strange smell  -- I think it's the patchouli oil! -- that I'm not very kin on, but it doesn't really leave any smell on me, when I apply it. The bar is made of wax, and it doesn't really feel like a traditional deodorant. As I said, you rub it on the same way, but rather than it transferring a cream-like product to your skin, it kinda coats it with a sheer layer of oils.

Surprisingly, I'm really enjoying this product. It holds up to all my daily activities and not once did I ever felt or smelled bad. In fact, I felt that it holds up as good as any commercial deodorant I've used in the past. And one huge advantage is this doesn't really transfer to my cloths. Usually I get some deodorant stains on my shirts, just because I'm always in a hurry and I'm all clumsy and I touch with my roll-on on my shirt, and bam, there is a stain. Yeah, with this, that doesn't really happen.

However, the lack of smell feels kinda of weird to me. I like products that have a clean, fresh smells. And the weird smell of this bar doesn't really help. I'm not sure I'm going to buy this again. For now, I'll finish this one, because I don't like to be wasteful, but at the end I think I'll go back to my favorite regular roll-on deodorant.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

New In My Closet | MANGO

-- I'm getting ready for Summer Days at the office. These are super comfy and they are Made of Authentic Leather --

Friday, May 12, 2017

My Life | Office View

I love the place where I work. I love my office. It is located on an awesome part of the city, it has an awesome view over the Tagus River. It's an amazing, creative, inspiring place to work. We don't have a fixed desk, we can sit wherever we want. We have free unlimited candy, apples, coca-cola (regular and zero!) and Nespresso Coffee. We have an huge lounge room, with massive fridges, and 20 microwaves, all ready for us to bring our own food from home, heat it up and eat it. We have dishes, and cutlery, and glasses and trays for us to use. And we have some ladies that wash all that! And on the tables? We have pepper and salt and expensive olive oil!

Everything is high-tech. The meeting rooms, all have Smart-TV's, for Skype meetings or presentations... or simply to work on a big screen. The bathrooms have automatic soap disperses, automatic paper towel dispensers. The toilets even have a plastic covering the toilet sit, that changes when you enter the stall. We even have a hand-cream dispenser in the ladies bathroom! But still, I feel like there are some basic things that are missing. Elevators, there are 4. But somehow, in the morning there is 10 min line for the elevator. No kidding. Because, apparently, they are not programmed properly -- ironic uhm?

Oh and those automatic paper-towels dispenser... they are placed way too far away from the sinks -- which means that we have to walk with our hands wet and of curse wet the whole floor.
And you know what I think is really missing? A little machine that dispenses (or sells) tampons, pads, toothpaste, floss! That would be so useful! 

These big companies are all about the show-off. The image that we pass to our clients is everything. We spend so much time looking for solutions for our client's problems, and we don't even see our own.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

That moment when you hop on Lush, really fast, just to buy one shampoo bar, and you end-up leaving with a full back of stuff. And they didn't even had the shampoo bar I want on stock!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

INBOX | NOVEX Tentação Acida

Whenever I receive a package from Embelleze Portugal I get excited! I know that inside are some great goodies! And I wasn't wrong! This time they sent me this NOVEX TENTAÇÃO ACIDA kit!
I've actually got this in the mail a while back but I haven't had the opportunity to tell you all about it! 

It's a conditioner. And it's a very interesting product since it can be used in 3 different ways: as a pré-shampoo conditioner (add it to your dry hair, let it act for 5 minutes and then proceed with normal washing), as a regular conditioner or as a leave-in conditioner. I've used it in the 3 different ways, and the results are always de same -- soft, silky and shinny hair! I like the smell. It has a very fresh, floral smell, perfect for spring! And what I really like is the convenience of the spray bottle! I'm the type of girl that like simple, easy to apply products, and the fact that this comes in spray bottle and that I can just spray it all over my hair really quickly is an huge advantage! 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

I thought I was gonna be able to bypass the whole pom-pom trend, but I guess I was wrong.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Weird Habits | I read my own blog

Sometimes, I read my own blog. I start from the most recent post and I read back. I try to see if I still have the same opinions and if I still like what I wrote.
So far, I still like everything. I wouldn't change a word.
I'm worried about what may happen when I start to feel like someone else wrote those posts.
I hope that day never comes.

Monday, April 24, 2017

New In My Closet | ZARA

-- It's stunning, it's cropped, and I don't know when I'll have the opportunity to wear it. But I felt in love and I had to get it --

Friday, April 21, 2017

I'm obsessed with these Glamglow facemasks! They are amazing! The one in the purple jar is a peel off one -- the silver one that has gone viral  on Instagram! It's super fun to do! And makes my skin feel amazing!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Must Watch | American Psyco (2000)

If you like strange movies, where you need to look for subtle hints to really understand the story, you are going to like this move! Saw it with the boyfriend, last weekend. It's strange, gore and your reaction at the end will most certainly be WTF.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

My Life | 3 little words

Sometime when I look back, I can't figure out what got us here. It's all a blur. I feel like so much has happened. I've gone trough so much shit. I've been broken in so many pieces and yet I was able to pick myself up and fight. Fight for what I want. Fight for what makes me happy.

I remember thinking that I liked him, that I really liked him, and feeling like we could be perfect together. But I was holding back. I was always holding back. I didn't want to love him. He is a bad person. He never hid that from me. And oh yeah, he has made go trough hell on earth. But he told me something, once, that stuck with me. We said something that made me change my mind about what I wanted. He surly is the master of manipulation. But I assure you that I'm also very good at that game. And I've gone trough those words so many times and still today I don't know what to make of it. 
We were having dinner at a restaurant with a bunch of friends. We were sitting across from each other. We were talking about me not wanting to drink to much because I didn't want to lose control and let all our co-workers know that were sleeping together. He said "You can do whatever you want. It doesn't matter. Because you and I, we are going to end up together". He din't have to say this. He said it because he meant it. Or maybe not. I was already sleeping with him, so he didn't say it just to get me in bed. 

Four or five months have passed since that. And the other day, we had dinner in that same restaurant. Same friends and everything. And as soon as I entered the restaurant I heard his words echoing though my mind. The whole time we where in there I was just thinking that despite everything, I'm happy that I decided to go trough with it. I love him so much. And oddly or not, I've never loved a boy before. I've had other boyfriends, yeah sure, but I never loved any of them. I've never felt this before. I didn't even said 'I love you' to any other guy. I only want to say that to the love of my life. I've always avoid saying that word... And now, all I want to do is to say it.

Friday, April 14, 2017

EAT| Kokoro Ramen Bar, Lisbon

Guys, I have a new favorite restaurant. It's called Kokoro, it means heart in Japanese. They serve only one thing - ramen noodles. And they only have 3 options: pork, chicken or vegetarian noodles. That's it. It's a super small restaurant. Super cozy and friendly. It has 8 tables of 2. And always has a line at the door.  I've tried the chicken noodles, but I have to admit that the pork one is my favorite. And it's the one you are seeing in the picture here. The pork belly is cooked to perfection -- it literally melts in your mouth! The broth is rich and earthy and heart warming! On the table always have soy sauce and their chilly paste which is really good and really spicy! A coffee-spoon is more than enough to make you sweat! But it is totally worth it.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Adulthood Is A Myth // Sarah Andersen

I love random books. Coffee table books. Books that you can just flip trough when you are bored and that just make you laugh. This is one of these books. It's just a bunch of  small comics about this girl and her struggles in life. Funny, comic struggles that we all go trough.  It's funny and random. 

You can see some of Sarah Andersen's work here. It's where I've first found out about her. I liked it so much, that I had to get the book! It's a cheap book -- I bought it on Amazon, I payed like 8$ + shipping. But it's totally worth it.