Details. I've never been a girl of many bags, just the basic ones, fairly neutral colors like black or nude. But I confess that it makes all the difference in a look. I will stay faithful to my neutrals (my boyfriend gave me a new one that I'm dying to show you!!) but I love to see the most adventurous girls with colorful bags. Someday I´ll have the guts to wear them!
Special. From time to time I like to change a little bit my appearance. Whether a different lipstick than I usually wear, a different hairstyle or even hair color. A change, however small it is can lead to an increased self-esteem and that's why I love to do it! Perhaps the most "crazy" change was cutting my hair really short but it felt so good! Recently I changed the way I dress, despite loving minimal clothing, I´ve learned to wear some color and it's amazing how little things can make us feel wonderful. And get ready to see a change in my hair on Friday!
Essential. All I want for summer is simple things. Including makeup. Fresh and easy.
What I show you today is perfect for anyone who wants to take the first steps into the world of makeup but don´t know how. For me, there is nothing like a fresh and even skin, thanks to my dear BB cream, I can´t get enough of it! For the eyes I like to keep them simple, an eyeshadow to create some dimension and mascara to give volume to my lashes. I am pale and I can´t get almost any sun so I use bronzers, for a healthier look and lately I´ve been loving the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, it has the perfect shade for me. On a daily basis I like my nudes but I also love to play with different shades in an evening out.
Never forget that makeup exists to make you feel good, so wear it as you wish and play with it, because for me, makeup is a way to have fun.
Dream out loud. Today's post is a little different than the usual. Usually on Mondays I show you what has been inspiring me, whether it´s fashion or beauty. During last week I was ill, confined to bed, unable to summon the strength to do anything. I couldn´t write anything for the blog, I know I should have published on Friday but I got ill the day I was going to shoot. This weekend, when I was thinking about the inspiration for this week, I thought of how unpredictable life is and how we should seize the moment. And for me is all about pursuing our dreams, no matter how hard the journey will be. I know how much it takes, most of my dreams involve leave my country, my home and the people I care. But are sacrifices we have to do in order to be happy, because nothing should be more important than our own happiness. For me the key to it lies in achieving my dreams and goals. Whoever follows me from the beginning know that I always wanted to live in England. I know it seems scary to make such a big change alone, but I know it will make me feel accomplished and proud to pursue my dreams. That said, don´t fear the future, do crazy stuff and be happy, no matter what. And don´t you ever forget that happiness comes from the inside!
1- Sephora Moisturizing beautifying water // 2- Garnier BBcream // 3- Avène Hydrance Optimale UV Riche // 4- Sephora cream lip stain // 5- Essence SooGlow Highlighter
Pure love. Today I am here to talk about some products that I have used and abused during the last month. Here are the ones who stole my heart.
1- This was a recent discovery, on Sephora sales and works wonders on my extremely dry skin! I love to spray it on my face before doing my makeup, it leaves my skin with a healthy glow.
2- This BB cream worked its way through my drawer from last year. I read it was fantastic but honestly didn´t like it at first application and let it aside. This summer I rediscovered it and I haven´t touched on any other foundation! But I don´t recommend it for oily skin, especially with hot weather.
3- This Avène cream is already a favorite since several months ago, but I thought I should tell you about it, especially for those who have a unpleasantly dry skin like me. This product has saved, literally, my skin. Thanks to it, today I have a much healthier and less problematic skin.
4- I can´t even explain how much I love this lipstick! The formula (liquid lipstick), the color, it is pure perfection. And I assure you that will not be leaving my lips so soon, I have even bought a backup.
5- I´ve always had a massive difficulty with highlighters. Never were the right color, never sat properly on my skin, or were too shiny. Until I come cross with this wonderful product. It gives a subtle luminosity to the skin, perfect for everyday.
Coziness. I don´t know why but lately stripes have given me some kind of comfort. Nothing too fancy and nothing too casual. There is something about them that attract me, especially now that summer arrived. Already own a lot of pieces from tops, dresses, shirts and simple tees and I´ve been having a lot of fun with them! Until recently I was a girl who hated stripes, the turns that the world gives.
Run. Another hot day in here. But I assure you that it doesn´t stop me from wearing my beloved black. And lately, ok, for almost a year, I'm obsessed with sporty looks. But what I love the most is how versatile it can be, you can paired it with a bold accessory or a blazer like mine. I'm a huge fan of this trend and I´ve been wearing sneakers almost every day! And these Nike are just perfect for any type of look. I LOVE IT.
Tip #1. Today I´m here to give you some advice, especially to those who want to take the first steps on the makeup world and don´t know where to start. Although I really enjoy having mono shadows, a good palette is always an excellent option but I came across the problem of not liking most of the color selection or only like one or two colors. To be truthful, I have a few but only for the reason that I love to collect makeup (crazy, I know) and not because I give them much use (I wear 2 or 3 colors of each pallet). Recently I came across the ultimate solution to my problems, customizable palettes where I can choose the colors and create a palette depending on my taste. Fortunately, we already have several brands selling this, some more expensive, such as MAC, or more affordable as the one I show you today from KIKO. And indeed, this is my favorite palette, I can create both neutral and bolder looks. For me it is the best option for those who like to wear makeup but don´t want to have several products. Therefore, in a single palette, you can have the colors that you intend to wear the most and it is travel friendly!