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.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

KYLIE Fakie

I know the KYLIE lippies fever has already passed, but I totally forgot I had this and that I wanted to show you. Looks legit right? Well, sorry to disappoint you but this is a fake! I bought it for 2$ on Dresslink. It works fine, and it's not obvious that it's a fake. You need to really know your shit and to look super closely to know that this is fake.


The shade I got is called  "Literally". And if you search on kyliecosmetics.com, it there's no matte liquid lipstick in this shade. They have tho, lip-gloss called literally. And mine it's a matte liquid lipstick -- fake alert!




The packaging tho, is pretty spot on. Although mine came with a stupid sticker glued on top, that ruins the box. The actual tube, it really close to the original -- at least from all the pictures I've seen online, I don't actually own an original one. I have no idea if the color is close to the original literally shade, but I love this shade. It is a brown-ish red, that looks super cool then it's all matte. It is not super sticky when you put it on, and one coat is more than enough. It dries super fast and it lasts on 4 or 5 hours, however it kinda looks weird when it starts to wear off. 


Although this is a fake product, I really enjoy using it. It doesn't taste bad, it doesn't have a funky smell. I really like expensive products, and you know that I always prefer luxury products. But this is a fine product. I was scared I was going to get a crazy rash or some weird allergy, but no. It's fine. 




Sunday, April 2, 2017


I keep my make up brushes and sponges on an old Ferrero Rocher square box. Yes, these are all the make up brushes I own. And yes, they are all dirty and disgusting. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

New In My Closet | Accessorize


-- This backpack is my new love. I can literally fit my whole life on it, and it's super cute and gray! --


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review | LUSH Lip Service Lip Balm

One of the most classic Lush products is this lip balm - Lip Service. They have been selling it for over a decade and it's one of their bestsellers! It's a great product! And don't let the name fool you! One of the reasons this product is so popular is because it's not only great for you lips, but also for your heels, toes and cuticles! It's amazing! You can basically use it whenever you skin needs a little love. It has a very fresh, citric scent - I love it!


It comes in a super cute, small, round metal tin with a cute black label. I love anything that comes in a cute tin container!
This product is a little bit strange for me, it actually feels like a solid -- at least during winter. And you need to kinda warm it up with your finger. It feels a little bit waxy at first -- and to be honest for a moment I thought that this product was going to suck -- but after couple of uses it became so much creamier, easier to apply, and super moisturizing! It is not tinted, but it leaves a glossy finish on the lips, while the product skins in. It really leaves my lips soft,smooth and really hydrated. Because I have braces, my lips are always cracked. Always. And applying this balm two or tree times a day and right before going to bed really helps with this!


The only complaint I have tho, is that you apply it with your fingers. This means I have to touch the product with my dirty hands. It bothers me slightly, I'm not going to lye. But it hasn't stooped me from using it every single day. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Today is Saturday, it's such a nice weather outside, and I'm stuck working in the office.
Kill me.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Quick Tip #4 | Garnier Micellar Water

I know I'm late for the party and that everyone has already raved about this. But this Garnier micellar water is really, really good. I couldn't go by without saying anything.



My ultimate favorite is from Biafine but unfortunately it's not sold in Portugal. My runner up is from Bioderma but it's way too expensive specially for the rate that I go through each bottle.

I use it twice a day and it really helps cleaning and toning my skin. It's the cleaning part that I'm mostly interested. I wash my face with soap and water and then I get cotton-pad soaked in this product and I rub it all over my face. You should see how much yucky stuff comes off my face -- even when I've just washed it!

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



Friday, March 17, 2017

My life | it's a mess, it's all a mess

Maybe there is something wrong with me.
It almost seems that I enjoy this little games we keep playing. 
It almost seams that I like figuring out all the little lies, all the little details. And yeah, I love to solve puzzles. I hate to solve these puzzles.
My brain is working all the time. I enjoy watching people. And I've learned a lot from that. I notice everything. EVERYTHING. Every detail, every word misspoken, every subtil action, every micro-expression. And I hate this side of me. I hate that no one can hide anything from me. I'm not saying that I can figure out exactly what is going on, but I know when something smells fishy


I often get it right. He can't hide anything from me. For a while I just pretended I didn't notice. But not anymore.

I know he also has this skill. We think the same way. The funniest thing about this is that all the plans and the lies he comes up with, Are all things that could have come out of my own brain. That's why I figure it out so quickly. And he is able to do the same, I know. I lied once, and he saw right trough me.

Because of all this crap, I know he is the one for me. We are indeed soulmates. Birds of a feather. Fuck.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review | LUSH Serendipity Soap

For while now I've been really into things that smell of lavender. I've always liked this sense. I don't know exactly what is about it, but whenever I smell it, it just makes me feel cozy, and clean! I feel clean whenever I shower with something that smells like lavender, it is kinda weird, I know.

Lavender is great, and it has a bunch of benefits to the skin! Lavender has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, and is often used for treating yucky skin problems, it helps balancing the skin, helping to calm it, helping skin to regenerante and to properly heal. Supposedly, it helps acne, it strengthens hair, helps get rid of dandruff and oily hair. And, most importantly -- it smooths our cellulite! Lavender improves circulation, and prevents stretch marks and dispels fluid retention, thus helping with the appearance of cellulite! 



So yeah, showering with a lavender-thingy every day sounds extremely beneficial! This is why this Lush soap has become one of my shower essentials! It's called Serendipity and it's a little slice of heaven. It smells so good. My whole bathroom smells like lavender, just from having this soap sitting around. It even has little lavender flowers mixed in, that fall in your bathtub as use the soap. I like to use a shower puff, thus I just rub the soap on my puff until it is full of foam and I wash my body with that. It lathers really nicely, creating a soft -- slightly purple -- foam. It is made with all fresh and natural ingredients, and I love it. I doesn't make my skin feel dry, but clean and tight. It's definitely my favorite.

Friday, March 10, 2017


I am going to the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone Cine-concert.
Basically is a screenplay of the movie with an orchestra playing the soundtrack.
Sounds amazing. It's two months away and I'm super excited. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Remember when I asked you for help... ?



Do you remember when I asked you for help, about the difficult decision of choosing a new perfume to buy?

Well, me being me, I bought one that wasn't on that list. I went shopping with my mom, and she ended up pushing me into this one - Chanel Chance Eau Tender. She said she thinks it's more sober but yet young. Honestly, I'm not sure I'm in love with this fragrance. Some times I smell it and I love it. Some times I smell it and I hate it. I'm wearing it for the first time today. Let's see how it goes. It's Chanel anyway. You can't go wrong with anything Chanel.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Review | liner.designer by beautyblender

After reading about this product on Elisa's blog, I had to run to Sephora to get it! This is exactly the type of things that I really enjoy trying out!


I suck at making any sort of straight-ish line. Really. I couldn't draw a straight line not even if my life depended on it. Much less, on my eyelids! I feel like I can't even  call my self a blogger since I can't really do my eyeliner or a winged eye! You girls have amazing skills that I do not own! So yeah,  you can see why I had to get it.


This is the Beauty Blender Liner Designer. It promises to help you perfectly make any line on your face. It's from Beauty Blender, so I was already expecting good things! Inside that pink cute box you have the device, a 5x mirror and a suction cup for you to stick your mirror anywhere, at eye level. The mirror is a cool addition. Specially because you are paying 16€ for a little piece of pink silicone. 



It looks like a cute pink guitar pick, but its made a soft silicone that literately sticks to your face. The idea is that you use the edges as a template to draw the line. You put the thingy against your face, press it down so it sticks, and you can just follow the line. Sounds like magic! But does it work? Well, yes it works. But you do need to practice with it for a while... You still need a steady hand, or the line will look strange. But overall it's really helpful. Specially when it comes to making the wings match, it's much easier to get the length and angle right on both sides. 

Is it worth the money? Well, to be honest, No. I don't think so. Since I bought it, I played around with it, got it to work, but honestly I only really used it once. It's not that practical, and I think that you pay too much for what you get. It's a cool gadget tho.



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New In My Closet | Zara










-- Yes, I am back to the whites and grays. I just can't get way from these soft colores. And I am so love with that rose gold parka! Aww it is just too cute! -- 





Sunday, February 26, 2017

 

There's nothing better than a nice cup of coffee and some nice sweet mini cakes! 
Yummy


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review | Asian Foot Peel Mask from Dresslink.com

This blog is also a place to talk about gross things right? Right... A few months ago I've received some peeling foot masks from Dresslink... I was super curious about trying something like this! I'd seen it all over the internet, and I was super excited when I laid my hands on these!


Yes, you red correctly --- peeling foot masks. These masks promise to make old skin magically fall off about a week after you apply the solution. In turn, baby-fresh skin is revealed and all that nasty, dry, dirty, rough and gritty skin is no more!  I have been kinda scared of trying them out. But I finally did it and I'm going to share with you my experience.

I'm not sure I did everything correctly because, you know, everything is in Chinese. But I did my best.


When you open the package, you find inside two plastic socks filled up with some weird liquid. You open these up, you stick your feet in it, put a sock over and you leave it in for around an hour.


The liquid smells like alcohol, or some sort of disinfectant. It doesn't hurt at all, it just feels cold and squishy. You can definitely walk around the house with these on your feet.

During the days after, me feet felt really dry and one week later the skin started to come off! It's crazy! You are not supposed to peel it off -- although it is incredibly satisfying to remove chunks of dead skin from you feet! After a few days all the skin of my feet had fell and they felt amazingly soft! Even the skin around my toes came off! It's strange and amazing at the same time! It took a while for all the skin to fall off, but when it did, my feet felt super nice and smooth!


I did some research: I was worried about what kind of chemicals were in this thing -- the ingredients are all in Chinese! But apparently it's some flesh eating enzymes. Completely harmless and safe! 
I just want to warn you that your feet will be peeling off during a few weeks, so don't do this if you are expecting nice sandals next weekend!