Monday, December 30, 2013

A weekend in "Mountain Range of the star" (Serra da Estrela)!

Hello beautiful people, how are you all doing? I am posting this kind of late because I went on a road trip to the "Mountain Range of the Star" the weekend before Christmas, but hey.. at least I'm posting and I hope you all enjoy it! As you may know because I talked about it in a previous post, I had never seen/touched snow in my entire life until now! I went there with a friend and her parents, and it was so much fun. I finally saw snow, the hotel there was amazing and so was the company of my friend and her parents, it was seriously incredible.

We stayed in the "Hotel Serra da Estrela" which is the located at the highest place of Portugal. The hotel is  in 1550 m of altitude! Crazy right?

And this is the hotel we stayed in. Inside it was so cozy and beautiful. As you can see through some pictures I'm going to show you.

This is the lobby area. It was soooo cold outside and this area was seriously so cozy and warm and they were playing christmas music as well.

This is some "little living rooms" that they have. In every single corner of the hotel you would find little living rooms like this one, mainly for people to just chill, etc. So pretty. 

This is the restaurant we had dinner. It is a "buffet" and the theme is "Mediaeval Restaurant". All the workers there were also wearing some clothes to represent the middle age. I thought it was so cool and creative.

This was my hotel room. Also super warm and cozy. And it may not seem in the picture but it was really big and spacious.

Now I leave you here with some pictures that I took of the view of my hotel room and some other shots that I took on the top of the mountain (2000 metros). 

Here's the view of my hotel room!

And now I'm about to show you my failed attempt on doing a snow man hahaha! By the expression of his face he didn't like the way he looked too haha!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Comment down below whatever you feel like it, did you enjoyed your Christmas? Did you go anywhere? Let me know! Also follow me if you haven't because it would mean the world. Thank you so much, love you all. Bye!

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas favorites!

Hello everyone, how are you? Well I hope! I can not believe that we are only 2 days away from Christmas, like, what? I feel like it was yesterday that Summer ended, and now it's almost Christmas, it's ridiculous! Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought it was a good idea showing you some of my favorite products, food etc. So here it is, I hope you enjoy it.

This first product is a shower gel, and I mainly love it because of the smell. It smells like coconut and it is amazing. It's not too strong, it's a very subtle coconut smell. And of course because of the packaging. It's so cute and Christmassy. I'd love to tell you guys the price but this was a gift, so, I don't know, sorry.

This next product is a makeup remover from Garnier and I have previously talked about this specific product in a previous post, but it is seriously so amazing that I couldn't not include in my favorites. I've been using this makeup remover for quite a while now and I absolutely love it. It removes my makeup smoothly and leaves my face super duper soft. I love it.

Next is this body conditioner, it's a new product from Nivea and I like it very much. I use it during the shower and I notice that after the shower I don't really need to apply a moisturizer because my body is already soft and hydrated, and that is always a plus. Very good product, nice job Nivea.

Next is this nailpolish by CLICHÉ. I love it so much! It's such a pretty sparkly color and so christmassy. I'm definitly painting my nails with this nailpolish for Christmas.

Now for perfume, lately I've been using the new Justin Bieber's perfume The Key and I love it. It smells so good and the packaging is gorgeous. I'm gonna try to describe the scent, just a warning guys, I'm the worst at describing things but I will do my best. It smells kind of fruity and it's a little bit strong so a little bit goes a long way. And it smells way better 2 or 3 minutes after you spray it on your body.

Next is this candle, of course not only for the design, which is gorgeous, but also because this candle has the best scent ever! It is apple cinnamon and oh my god, I can't even put it into words, you just have to smell it. It smells just like Christmas, it's so amazing and it burns for the longest time. Love it.

Now for food, my favorite part yum yum. First are this chocolates. This ones are just like ferrero roches (which I prefer) but with coconut and white chocolate, and nonetheless super delicious. I am addicted and I need help. See that box there? It was filled with Raffaellos a week ago now, it's almost empty as you can see. Oh dear.

And of course my next favorite is the one and only, Starbucks. I just recently started going to Starbucks and I am already addicted. And if you're wondering, yes, I took those pictures and both are my drinks (and cookie) that I ordered myself. On the left is hot chocolat with caramel and a giant chocolate chip cookie, and on the right is a chocolate frappuccino. I'm drolling right now just by looking at this pictures. Moving on before I make my self go to Starbucks this late at night...

And finally, of course I had to include my advent calendar! I know, I know, I'm such a child when it comes to Christmas but it's just been a tradition, ever year I do this and I think it's such a cute way to countdown till Christmas (and yummi of course).

Now, for the big final is my favorite song this Christmas. And it is "Last Christmas" by the beautiful Ariana Grande. It's an adaptation of the original song by Wham. I still love the original one, I think it's one of the best Christmas songs ever, but I've just been loving listening to Ariana and her latest Christmas songs, so catchy and Christmassy.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Leave me a comment telling me how are you going to spend your christmas and what's your favorite things about it! Thank you so much and follow me if you haven't, it would mean the world. Love you, xoxo.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mini Primark haul!

Hello beauties, how are you all doing? So, yesterday I went shopping with my mom and of course I had to go to Primark even tho I knew I couldn't resist not buying something. I bought more stuff there but I can not show you because some of them are gifts, and my family and friends sometimes read my blog so I can not take the risk haha. This is a very short haul but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Let's get started!

The first thing I bought was this cardigan, I've been wanting one of these for the longest time and now I finally have one in my hands. I was looking for the perfect comfortable grey cardigan and when my eyeballs saw this one, I knew I had to buy it and it was only 12 euros.

Ok guys this one I have to tell you that it was the best purshase ever. I mean, I bought this tank top for 2 euros, like, what? I think it's super adorable and I think it will look super cute with the grey cardigan. 
As you can see here!

Oh my god, this one is by far my favorite. It's a little dog with a santa hat! This jumper is so cute, I can not  get over it. It's so adorable. And it was 3 euros! Good job Primark!

The next thing I bought was this socks, but not just any socks guys. It's Christmas socks! I am so excited for Christmas and I think this ones are so cute and so comfortable. I love them and they were 3,50 euros.
This ones below are my favorites out of the bunch.

Then I bought some dark skinny jeans, if you know me you would know that I absolutely love skinny jeans, it's basically what I wear every day. It's not only super comfortable but also flattering and it goes with pretty much everything. And they were 8 euros.

And last but not least is this earrings. I thought they were so cute and feminine, great for more sophisticated looks but it an also be worn with casual outfits. They were 1,50 euros.

That's about it, I hope you enjoyed even tho it was such a small haul. But I thought I should show you what I bought anyways, because if you have a Primark where you live you can totally go there and buy some christmas presents because Primark sells such amazing clothes, house decor, etc for such amazing prices. I love shopping there. Thank you so much for stopping by, let me know in the comments what you think and my next post will be my "Christmas favorites". Follow me if you haven't, it would mean the absolute world. Bye! xoxo

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Confessions of a blogger!

Hello everyone how are you all doing? Well I hope. I was tagged by Katie (thank you so much sweetie!) to do the confessions of a blogger tag. I thought it was a funny idea, and as you may know I love to do tags, so why not? Let's begin!

When did you start blogging?
After a year of debating myself, September 2013.

Have you had any other online presence before e.g. YouTube or a previous blog?

Nope, this is my first time but I've always wanted to do youtube videos. But as you may know I'm kind of shy so I thought this would be a great idea.

Why did you start your blog?

It was a very boring summer afternoon and I saw a picture on tumblr of this hairstyle called "french braid" and I really wanted to know how to do it. So I went on youtube and started investigating to see if I could find any videos explaining how to do it "aka hair tutorial". Once I saw the video I ran into the bathroom to try it myself and it actually came out really good. After that I started watching more and more videos, started subscribing to beauty gurus (the first one was actually thatsheart and she's still one of my favorites). I found myself buying makeup (back then I didn't use to wear a lot of makeup, mascara and lipgloss was enough for me haha). Then I realised that I loved what these girls were doing, sharing their opinion, tips, etc with the world and how much effort they put into their videos. I thought it was pretty amazing and I actually wanted to be one of them. So a year later of debating myself, here I am. Not that I consider myself as a "beauty guru" because I'm not, I'm far from it, I just want to share my opinion and interact with other people in this comunity.

When did you start becoming serious about blogging?

I don't think I have yet. I created my blog only 3 months ago, I post here because I want to and because I love to. No one is paying me or anything, so I don't think this is something "serious", it's just something that I do for fun, it's my hobby and I love it.

What was your first post?

My first post was an introduction to my blog, so people could see what this blog was about and to tella little bit about myself, etc.

Where do you see your blog in a year?

Hopefully my blog will be filled with, creative, with quality and well written posts. Since I started only 3 months ago I know that the quality, and the posts are not the best but hopefully, that is something that's going to change.

What is the best/most rewarding thing to you about blogging?

To me the most rewarding thing about blogging is knowing that the effort and time that I put on my posts is payed of by beautiful people who actually take some time of their days to read what I post. That is the beauty of blogging, sharing with people my thoughts and my boring stuff and people actually enjoy reading and take time to comment on my posts. I think that is amazing and it makes me so happy. 

What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you/ has happened?

To be honest nothing has discouraged me from blogging. Everyone has been super amazing. I've been getting so many compliments and amazing feedback. Of course if someone says something less nice about my posts or content I will not be happy with it, but I won't be discouraged too, it's their opinion and if doing this makes me happy I think I shouldn't stop just because someone told me not to. Do what makes you happy, and don't care about other's opinion. Because at the end of the day we're the ones doing something productive and they are sitting behind a computer,judging.

What's your lasting blogging motivation/inspiration?

My blogging inspiration it has to be other bloggers/youtubers and when I see beauty and fashion related pictures on the internet/television.. 

That is about it, I hope you have enjoyed it even tho I got a little bit off topic haha. I'm really sorry I haven't posted something in soooo long *hides*. Thank you so much for your endless support, you're all beautiful. And when I say this I actually mean it. Every single one of you! Muah! I'll be back with a more christmassy post, xoxo.

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