Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Travel: Beauty Essentials

Packing for a holiday or even just a regular vacation can be quite daunting. Especially when it comes to beauty and makeup. At first, when I started to actually take care of my skin and began to wear makeup, I would only pack a face cleanser and eye-liner. But now, as I have grown into the beauty regime, I slowly began to learn how to pack the essentials that I could use for an everyday as well as for the evenings.


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What are your essentials?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

November Playlist

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My taste in music is very weird, and the playlist for the month of November will give you an inside look. I try to listen to more of indie music, but my ears did not want to have it that way and decided to stray away. I hope you enjoy this month's songs.

Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Ariana Grande featuring The Weekend - Love Me Harder
Cheryl - I Don't Care
Bea Miller - Young Blood
Ella Henderson - Ghost
Rixton - Wait on Me
John Mayer - Gravity
Norah Jones - Happy Pills
Josh Record - Bones


Friday, September 12, 2014

Portuguese Bull Fight

My love, some friends and I went to a friends house for his annual Portuguese bullfight that was thrown annually. It was his families way to have a family reunion, as his family is scattered across California. Once we arrived at his grandfather's farm, I have noticed that it was beautifully decorated with hay, vine leaves, and wine grapes hanging down the roofs of the barn. Kids were running around in cowboy/cowgirl gear and adults standing and/or sitting in a circle drinking wine or beer and talking in Portuguese as if it had only been yesterday that they've haven't seen each other.


As food was done, our friend's grandfather came to summon everyone, letting us know that we should grab a bit of the roast lamb. The food was delicious, reminded me of when my parents would throw a party and cook a lamb. As soon as 4 o'clock came around, the horns were being played, letting the boys know it's time to get into the ring. Everyone dropped quickly dropped their plates on the table or the hay and surrounded the ring to see the brave men. Family members went around serving peanuts in little cute popcorn bags and traditional Portuguese candy wrapped as if it's a cigar.


At first I thought they would kill the bull, so I began to look for a sword in someone's hand, I was happy to say that I was incorrect. My love actually explained that in Portugal, they do not kill the bull, they simply touch the horn.



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Roadtrip Playlist


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I'm in San Francisco yet again visiting some friends and family members with my love. Since I haven't been to southern California my love and I decided to take a little road trip down to LA. It was perfect timing as some of my family friends were down there. Unfortunatly, when it comes to planning and preparing, we're not the best. We're both last minute planners at everything, even booking the hotels we will be staying at.

It was a long drive down to LA, so I put together a playlist for our journey, because knowing us both, we will run out of conversation, get bored easily and road trip games are just not my thing. At first it was hard putting this playlist together since our taste in music is completely different.

1. Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller - The Way
2. Ariana Grande featuring Nathan Sykes - Almost is Never Enough
3. Girls Aloud - Jump
4. Jay Z featuring Beyonce - 03' Bonnie & Clyde
5. John Newman - Love me Again
6. Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)
7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us
8. Mumford and Sons - The Cave
9. Paolo Nutini - New Shoes
10. Paolo Nutini - Candy
11. Paolo Nutini - Jenny Don't Be Hasty
12. Savage Garden - To the Moon and Back
13. Shakira - La Tortura
14. Swedish House Mafia - Don't you Worry Child
15. The Wanted - Glad you Came
16. The Wanted - Chasing the Sun
17. The Wanted - We Own The Night
18. The Wanted - I Found You
19. The Wanted - Glow in the Dark
20. The Wanted - All Time Low
21. The Wanted - Lightning
22. The Wanted - Lose My Mind
23. The Wanted - Warzone