Friday, March 22, 2019

Disney Plus

Disney is finally lunching a Steaming Service in Portugal -- Disney+! I'm so excited! It's not really available yet, and they don't say when it is going to be available, but it's somewhere in 2019! There's already a website were you can sign up to be notified of any news. They say the price will be cheaper than its direct competitor - Netflix - that carries some Disney content. In addition to having available all the movies, they will also have some exclusive content, including a new Star Wars Series!  

Who else is excited? 

Monday, March 11, 2019

REVIEW | NIVEA Peel-off Urban Skin Detox Mask Mattify

I'm always looking for face-masks that are cheap and easy to do, that don't take too long to dry and don't make a huge mess. I really enjoy doing a face mask, at the end of the day, right before getting into the shower. It's a good ritual that helps me relax after a long hard day. And I really like the  Nivea 1 Minute Urban Detox Masks. So the other day when I saw this one I knew I had to pick it up and try it out. 
This is the Urban Skin Detox Peel-Off Mask. It's a mattifying mask, with Black Rice and Green Tea Extract and it claims to remove dead skin and traces of urban pollution, minimize the appearance of pores and remove excess shine and oiliness.

Similarly to the Pore Minimizer, this mask has a gel-like consistency -- it even smells a little bit like hair gel, which is kind of weird --  and it's black. But it's not as black as those peel-off charcoal face masks, because it's very shear. 
This mask is very simple to apply and it doesn't make a mess. I usually squirt out an almond size amount on the back of my hand, and I use a little synthetic brush or just my fingers to apply an even layer all over my face, avoiding my eye area, eyebrows and lips. Because of its consistency the mask stays pretty much where you putt it doesn't drip or slide, so you can actual go one with you life while you wait for it to dry. It didn't stained my brush or my nails and it didn't make my sink all black! It was really easy to wash off the brush, putting the brush under running water was enough. The mask takes  15 to 20 minutes than you can peel it off. 

Because this mask has this opaque black, it makes you look like your face very dirty. And it will make super noticeable any facial hair you might have! So definitely do not use this if you are planning a pampering night with your SO.
You'll know that the face mask is dry because its texture actually changes -- this is pretty standard for a peel-off face mask -- you will feel like it is pulling your face, and if you try to open your mouth you will feel it resisting the movement. At this point the mask will feel very rubbery and when you don't feel any wet spots you know it's ready to come off. Taking the mask off was very easy -- and sometimes these masks do not come out in one attempt, or leave patches on you face but this one came out really easily. When the mask is fully dry, the edges start do pull away from the skin and you can actually roll them up until enough has lifted off you you to grab it with your fingers and slowly peel it off. It's really satisfying to do this.
If any pieces of mask are left behind, you can just wash them off with a cloth and some warm water.

I always say this when I am reviewing a skin care product but don't expect to see amazing instant results, because that doesn't happen. I didn't really noticed anything with the size of my pores but I did noticed that my skin was really matte. It felt like the oils were really stripped off my skin -- specially in my t-zone. And I was really happy about that. My skin felt clean, oil-free and healthy.

Monday, March 4, 2019

SixthContinent | HOW TO GET 50% OFF ON GAS and other stuff

I'm always very skeptical about Free stuff. I know that no one just hands you free stuff... And I'm not the kind to be looking for cheap deals. However, I've recently found of a site where you can buy gift gift cards for as a price lower than their face value. What does this mean? It means you can buy a 20€ gift card for half the price. Oh yeah. And one of the best deals they have -- valid in Portugal -- is a gift card for Cepsa! Yes, this means free gas! And this is why people are really raving about! I don't own a car, so for me this deal is useless, but I've bought a two Media Market gift-cards and I use them to buy some small appliances. And yeah, it's legit!

SixthContinent is an Italian online platform operating since 2013. It presents it self as a frugal social network, where part of its profits return back to the users. I know, it sounds far-fetched but hear me out. When you buy a gift card trough the website, you get cashback and credits that can be applied to your next purchase. You can even get this stuff for free!

SixthContinent basically distributes 6% of its profit trough all the community, and of curse the value dependes on how much was spent:
- 1% goes to all the country members that made the purchase
- 1% goes to the member that invite the user that made the purchase
- 1% goes to the member that invited the store
- 1% is divided by all the people you follow on the "Social tab"
- 1% goes back to the user that made the purchase
- 1% goes to SixthContinent.

Using this website my seem a little complicated at first, but trust me, it's worth learning how to use it.
You start by creating an account, using a valid email and your personal details. It's important that you use your real info. After your account is all set up, the website gives you 5€ + 5000 points for you to spend, and an extra 7400 points you fill up all your info.

There are two types of currency in this website -- Points and Credits -- and both can be used to reduce the price of whatever are you are buying. For example, if you have 12.50€, you can buy a 25€ Media Market card for half the price. If you have enough to cover the 25€, you can even get the card for free.

-- With my current balance I could buy a 25€ gift card and only pay 14.50€ and still get 1€ credited back into my account --

Every day the website makes that profit distribution and every day you get a few earnings. It averages on 0.40€/day -- which means you will receive at around 12€/month to spend. Without doing nothing. 
Also, if you login every day they, offer you 100 points/day + 500 points/week + 1000 points/month. It's nice but it it's not really worth the worry. If you happen to be able to login, do it, otherwise don't worry about it.

There aren't that many gift cards available in the Portuguese store. The Media Market one is cool, because you can buy bunch of stuff on Media Market. But the really good is one the one for Cepsa -- that as you can clearly see is a crowd-pleaser.

In the Spanish store you have an even better card -- an Amazon Spain Gift card! There are stores available for multiple European countries -- Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, etc, with different gift cards available, however I don't know if they're valid for Portugal. But the Spanish Amazon Gift Card you can definitely use on Amazon ES to buy some goodies -- I'm actually saving up to get one of those next! 

The bonus that they give you for signing up, it is only valid until the end of that month, and that's why I'm writing this post today. You should sign up and you can wait until the end of the month and then you can buy a gift card using your sign in bonus plus all the daily earnings that you are getting without doing nothing. The earlier in the month you sing up, the more daily earnings you'll get, the more money you'll have to spend.

Have you ever heard about this website? Have you tried it before? Tell me all about it in the comments!

-- This post is not sponsored in anyway. I learned about this website from the blog Poupa E Ganha and they have written a bunch of post about how much money they've saved using it. You can absolutely read more about it on that blog -- it's in portuguese --