Friday, September 28, 2018

FASHIONMIA | Cute affordable coats

Autumn is finnaly here. The time for cute boots and over-sized jackets has finally arrived... well not really because here in Lisbon we still have extremely hot days, with the temperatures going over 30ºC.

But since I'm already craving for cooler mornings, I decided that it was the right time to tell you all about Fashionmia and their Black Friday Outwear Sale!

Fashionmia it's another one of those websites that we all know and love because they sell cute and trendy clothing at some really affordable prices. They have an HUGE variety of products, but today we are going to talk about **trench coats for women --like the link**

I absolutely love long coats. They are the most comfortable thing to wear, when you have to get up super early to go to work. While I was browsing trough Fahionmia's I fell in love with these three. These are are so cute and that are absolutely perfect for my life.

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

The fist one is a very simple, elegant coat, perfect to go over a nice dress. I love how it's this blushy-coral ton, not too pinky nor too peachy. Really beautiful.

Another one that really caught my eye was this furry grey one. It just looks like the most comfortable thing in the world. Cozy and warm and fluffly. I could totally see my self wearing it. It's so edgy and trendy.

The last on is another very classic looking jacket... but with a twist! It has the color and shape of a traditional trench coat, but if you take a closer look at the picture you will see that it is actually made of a slicker material, it's supper fitted and it looks edgy and elegant at the same time! Love it!

I have to warn you --  these are not super super cheap, so some quality is expected. And I know that most of the time the pictures can be deseeving. And I bet you won't be seeing anyone with a jacket like yours walking down the street!

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!

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.