Monday, October 31, 2016

New In My Closet | Adidas

-- No, I din't get some Stan Smith or Superstar. Everybody have the same ones, and I hate that. And I don't really like all white shoes. -- 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Empties #09 | Lushy Lush

I haven't done an empties post in a while. And I feel like I always say this. But I use my products all the way up to the last drop. I don't like to waste stuff, okey? And I'm also always sad about finishing my products, because I only buy products that I know I'm most likely going to like!


 - MYLABLE Anti Celulite Gel. I really enjoyed using this product. For real. It was cheap and I found it to be actually effective. However, the smell was kinda of weird. I wrote a full review about it! This was the first and only product that I've tried with an Anti Celulite purpose. And I was impressed. And since this brand is a cheap brand, I think I'd like to try another brand. Will I repurchase it? Maybe.

- NEUTROGENA T-Gel Shampoo. I love the smell of this shampoo. It smells like lavender. It's super good. And besides my Lush shampoo, this is the only other thing that touches my hair. It's just amazing, specially if you have a sensitive scalp or dandruff. It's awesome.Will I repurchase it? Yep Yep.

- COLGATE Total Original (mini). This is my favorite toothpaste. Besides Paradontax, which is great, but expensive AF. And I can buy this small tubes, that are perfect to carry around. This is now an essential in my lifeWill I repurchase it? Oh yeah.

- LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub. My obsession with Lush products is something that is never going to go away. And this lip scrub is amazing. It taste like mint chocolates, it's so good! But what I really love about it is that this is literally just sugar you rub all over your lips, and that you can eat afterwards. I also have a review about it. I love it. Will I repurchase it? Yeeees.

- LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. This body scrub is my favorite thing in the world. It is so good. It smells like a mojito -- alcohol and limes. It's so good. But it's so so so expensive. And since I'm a compulsive scrubber,I avoid buying it, because I just use it all in one week. You need to try this to see how awesome it is. Will I repurchase it? OMG YES.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Weird Habits | Armpit scrubing

I've fallen into the habit of scrubbing my armpits. It helps remove dead skin, avoiding the proliferation of bacteria, keeping odors at bay!

I know it's pretty weird, but considering  I'm obsessed with exfoliation and slightly germophobic, you probably could see this one coming no?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Asbestos &

If you've been here for while, you probably know that I'm into a natural products. I like to know what is going into my body -- even though sometimes I know that things aren't that good for me. 

But one of the things that really concernes me the most is asbestos -- amainto, in portuguese. You've probably heard of it. But the truth is that we can be severely exposed to this and we may not even realize. It's in the roofs of your houses, our offices, our schools! It's something that you cannot really avoid, because most of the times you don't even know it's there. Asbestos causes cancer. And you know how fucked up that can be.

Thankfully there are a few organizations that help people affected by this. Mesothelioma Treatment Community or is dedicated to the assistance and guidance of asbestos and mesothelioma victims around the world. They exist to inspire hope during these unbearable times as they strive to provide palliative care and comprehensive information through their website, resources, and educational videos. These resources are designed to help guide patients and their loved ones toward the answers and support they need to improve their quality of life, prognosis, and life expectancy. They are the ONLY Volunteer Mesothelioma Website in the United States.

For me, these organizations are really important. Specially in the US, where healthcare is too expensive, and insurances don't really cover everything. And I'm sure that they would really appreciate if we could all help share their message and mission, and awareness on the dangers of asbestos.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Stuck In My Head | Shine On You Crazy Diamond

This song has so much meaning for me. It touches my soul. It gives me the chills!


" Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom,
Blown on the steel breeze. "

Monday, October 17, 2016

This weekend passed way too fast. I can't belive it's Monday already :(

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Last night I went to my favorite sushi place. I ate so much, omg, it's so good.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Review | CLONE Solid Shamppo + Mini Rant

Today I'm going to talk to you about a brand that is quite new to me... And I bet you haven't heard about it ether!

CLONE by Ana is a Portuguese brand, that sells all natural soaps, perfumes, bath bombs and shower stuff.  And they have a lot of stores all over the country, but mainly on the northern cities. It's basically the same concept as Lush.

A few weeks ago, I ran out of shampoo -- Usually I use Lush NEW Shampoo Bar -- and I was talking to a friend about it and she told me about this store and that she had bought a soap that had a sponge inside. It sounded super cool, and it got me so curious that I went to visit the store.
I ended up buying a shampoo bar, that smells super good. But that's the only thing I know about this green shampoo bar. I don't know the ingredients, or what is it good for. They had other options but the girl that worked there didn't really knew the difference. It's a really nice shampoo,  I'll give you that.  And hey, it's a Portuguese brand, and I like to support nacional brands!

This shampoo lathers really nicely and I just need to rub it a few times to have enough foam to wash my hair. It smells like super nice. Like fresh, clean laundry. It's super good! I was impressed. 

So I went back to that same store. The other time the girl told me that they have some argon oil soap that's super moisturizing and that is super good. And I wanted to buy a gift for my mom so I was thinking about getting that. So there I was in store, smelling all the super nice smelling soaps, when I noticed that a few of them had a little tag with ingredients and some other information. And there it was clearly written: Made in Spain. WTF. I was super disappointed when I saw this. I mean, there I was happy to support this brand, excited that I had found a Portuguese brand that I am actually enjoying, and that I could endorse, and their products are not even made in Portugal. By the name, I was picturing a lady named Ana making and selling soap on her free time, whose brand grew and grew...
I asked the lady and she said that they are in fact made in Spain and that they only re-sell them.

This was kind of disappointing. I mean, it's not even cheaper than Lush, Lush has more variety and their staff can actually help you. This doesn't mean that I will stop spending my money there, But for me costumer experience is really important for me. And to if am giving my money to a brand, that's not truly a Portuguese brand, I rather give my money to a vegan, cruelty-free brand, who's values I believe in.

Friday, October 7, 2016

The new era of catalogue shopping |

Catalogue shopping was something super popular back in the 90's. But it's something that is really coming back, but in a online format!  Companies like La Redoute, or SimplyBe are super famous and still sell a lot of things. They used to have a huge catalog in paper, that you could flip thought and see the most amazing things. remember that? They had a lot of different things. You can really just buy anything thought a catalog, really. But some catalogs are better to buy somethings than others. For example, you would buy an electronic thingy from La Redoute, right?

But the real question is how to know what catalog to use to buy what?
Well, there are a cool website called that can help you with that.
Let's say we want to buy some new clothes... well we need some catalogues for women cloths right? Which one should we choose, there a lot of them...? Well, of course it depends on what type of cloths we are looking for! We can use catalogues247, search for women clothes and see the options that apear. And when you chose any of this options, they show you the top 3 rated catalogs for this category! And You just choose one of them, click and you are re-directed to that website!

Isn't this awesome? I mean, if you like to shop online, this is just perfect for you. And you know what? It's free. You don't need to subscribe anything, or to create an account to use this service. Is completely free and openly available to you!

Visit their website, and try this for yourself! I know you are going to love it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tips & Tricks | 5 Tips on how make cheap cloths look expensive

When I step out of the house, wearing something that I love, I know that my confidence will be through the roof f that day. And although I would love to buy only nice and expensive cloths, that's just impossible for me. So I've got some tips to share with you, really cheap ways to make cheap cloths look expensive! I've been trying to not spend a lot of money, I've been thing to me more minimalist and more contained. So I've been trying to make the most of what I already have.

1- The perfect white tee. This is a basic and super underrated essential. A simple nice t-shirt, that you can buy on Primark for like 7 euros. And the trick to make it look expensive is the styling. I like to roll the sleeves a little bit and wear it under a nice leather jacket. 

2 - Statement Jewelry. Big nice necklaces can really transform an outfit. You can put it on top of the white tee, make it a little bit more fun, or to tuck it underneath of your plain white button down shirt, and make that professional look much more stylish! But be careful when choosing your jewelry. You don't want to get anything plastic-y, with loose gems or that looks to cheap..

3- Simple and classic makeup. Eyeliner and lipstick can really make any look feel more expensive. But for me only thee shades of lipstick work for this : pink, red or nude. And s little bit of liquid liner. I thing doing a full on wing is a bit to much, and it kinda pulls away from the elegant, expensive look that I like. So usually I just add a little line of liner, super close to my top lashes.

4 - Get your cloths tailored. A well fitted garment always look super nice and expensive. Try to get your cloths tailored to fit you perfectly. This makes all the diference. 

5 - Keep it simple. Try not to use shirts or t-shirts with big prints, or words or just weird stuff on it. Low quality stuff tends to lose color in the prints, or the words start to crack, and that looks awful.Try to buy classic small patterns or prints. 

I hope you enjoyed my tips, and of course, let me know in comments what do you do to try and make your outfits feel more fancy and expensive! I'm always looking for this type of tips!