Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Travel: Beauty Essentials

Packing for a holiday vacation 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 begin to wear makeup, I would only pack a face cleanser and eye-liner. But now, as I have grown into the beauty regime and more into the makeup phase, I slowly began to learn how to pack the essentials that I could use for an everyday as well as for the evenings.

1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash | 2. Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser | 3. Laura Mercier Secret Concealor | NARS Cult Classic Orgasm Blush | 5. Bare Minerals Bronzer | 6. Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation

What is missing from the image above are: 7. Maybelline One-by-One Mascara | 8.Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick (Shade: New Temptation) | 9.Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion | 10.The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream

To let you in my little secret, I take the only essential products I know I will use. I sometimes do not end up taking my Laura Mercier Foundation since it is a big tub, I swap it for the Boscia BB Cream.

What are your essentials?


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

November Playlist


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 annual. It was also a way to get the family together once a year as well. As we arrived, it was beautiful decorated with hay, vine leaves, and grapes. Kids were running around in cowboy/cowgirl gear and adults standing and/or sitting in a circle drinking wine or beer and talking in their native language as if it had only been yesterday that they've haven't seen each other.

The Ring
Food was served; roasted lamb, corn, watermelon just to name a few. As soon as the fight started everyone dropped what they were doing 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.

About to charge
If you do not know anything about the Portuguese bullfight here is a little history: Traditional Portuguese bullfighting contains a man, a horse and the bull. The goal for the man and the horse is to "draw the bull into a charge, but not to kill" (source). For more information of Portuguese bullfight click here.

Baby Bull

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Roadtrip Playlist


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