Beauty favorites – august

Beauty favorites - august 2014

These are a few of my august beauty favorites:

1. Beauty Color Hollywood Boulevard Collection – Inspired by the world of cinema, this new nail polish collection is pure luxury! They contain powdered silver, so you can imagine how they shine (you can see it better in this instagram pic). There are seven colors, but the prettiest are Red Carpet (red), Night Life (blue) and Silver Stone (lead).

2. Joico K-PAK Revitaluxe Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment - Restorative treatment that revitalizes, nourishes and repairs the hair. I’m using it twice a week and I notice that my hair gets super soft after each application. Downside: the smell of the product is not very nice … :/

3. Valmari Lemongrass Sponge Soap - This vegetable loofah moisturizes the skin and promotes a toning peeling. Ideal for use on thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms and legs, it improves skin circulation (so it’s great against cellulite) and have a lovely lemon grass scent.

4. SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense - Another serum to join my list of favorites. Its formula is oil-free and contains 5 acids that help combat oiliness and acne. The product helps in reducing wrinkles and fine lines, and also even out the tone and texture of the skin. I am alternating with my other favorite Phloretin CF, using it at night, after my skin cleansing ritual. I highly recommend!

Which beauty products were your favorites this month?


Rockaway Beach

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A few of the many wonderful photographs by Chris Schoonover. <3

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Chris Schoonover website.


Too many tabs

Too many tabs

Beginning this Monday with a thousand ideas in my head! Anyone else have this feeling that your brain has too many tabs open???

A great week for everyone! :)

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Image via A Pair of Pears.


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Is there anything cuter than rosy cheeks? :)

1. Detail of Coyote Ghost, beautiful work of illustrator Rebecca Green.
2. Little birdie, a very delicate picture by Marie Hochhaus.
3. Devon Aoki by Mario Sorrenti for The Face October 1997.
4. Lovely illustration by Mercedes deBellard.


Cath Kidston: The London Bus

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Loving the new Cath Kidston print, with one of the most iconic british features: the London bus! So cute!

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Cath Kidston website.


Cute outfit of the day: stripe paperbag skirt

Oasis Stripe Paperbag Skirt

Such a cute combination: white tank top + high waist skirt + neutral sandals. This stripe paperbag skirt is adorable, I think I need it…

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via Oasis.


instafave: ihavethisthingwithfloors

instafave: @ihavethisthingwithfloors

An account completely dedicated to selfeets (feet selfies). So cool! Prepare yourself for some amazing floors: colorful, geometric, you name it! And you can try to join the fun using the hashtag #ihavethisthingwithfloors in your pics!

Follow: @ihavethisthingwithfloors


pastel kitchen

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If there’s a place in the house that I LOVE, this place is the kitchen. Now imagine a pastel-perfect kitchen. Oh, yes. Now we’re talking… 

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via Boligcious blog


Witchery SS14

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Witchery Spring Summer 2014. Oh, how I miss summer! #comebacksummer

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Witchery website.


The last three… books

Os três últimos livros

Baudolino, by Umberto Eco - translated by Marco Lucchesi
 Editora Record

The memories and adventures of Baudolino, the adopted son of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and a liar by nature. A delightful medieval fable, mixing fantastic storytelling, mystery and lots of adventure. A must read for anyone who is curious about the Middle Ages and the (mythological?) Christian universe, as it addresses issues such as the Holy Grail, for example. And the political aspect of the book is very current, is interesting to draw a parallel with the present day.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, by Haruki Murakami
original title: Mekurayanagi to, nemuru onna  Vintage Books

I’ve always heard so many good things about Murakami, especially about his best known book 1Q84 (published in three volumes between 2009 and 2010). I decided to start with something lighter and chose this short stories collection, written by the author between 1980 and 2005, and fell in love madly. I suffered with the end of each short story, wanting them to continue on forever (or at least a little bit longer, to the point of becoming novels).

Discovering the World, by Clarice Lispector
original title: A Descoberta do Mundo • Editora Rocco

468 chronicles Clarice wrote for Jornal do Brasil (a brazilian newspaper), between 1967 and 1973. It’s very interesting to see the strangeness (and genius) of the author with this “new” format, that she questioned and struggled to master. I think this book can be read at once or little by little, as small pearls of wisdom. We definately don’t make human beings like Clarice anymore.