Beauty favorites – october

Beauty favorites - october 2014

These are a few of my october beauty favorites:

1. Natura Creamy Fennel Bar Soap – I’m not a huge fan of fennel in my kitchen, but I love these amazing soaps that have a lovely sweet frangrance. According to the brand, this soap retrieves the protective layer of the skin 75% faster, which is a bonus! 

2. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara – This has been my go-to mascara for quite some time. It has a plush volumizing formula that gives extreme volume and beautifully defined lashes (I avoid applying too many layers, so it doesn’t look artificial). It also has an impressive durability, it’s the kind that only comes off with a very good makeup remover. 

3. Matrix Biolage Advanced Force Fiber – This line was designed to strengthen weak, fragile hair and it’s formulated with Intra-Cylane and Bamboo, that add resiliency and condition the cuticle. I feel that my hair is a lot stronger (and shinier) since I started using it!

4. Avène Cleanance Gel – This one is an old favorite, I always go back to it when I can. This soapless cleanser, specially suitable for oily and acne prone skin, eliminates impurities and excess sebum without stripping the skin. I love to use it at night, since it has a soothing effect.

5. Dermage Collagen Age Sérum – Who needs a collagen booster? I know I do! This is a concentrated serum that stimulates the natural production of collagen and has a booster action. In other words, the product reduces fine lines, superficial wrinkles and improves skin texture and tone. It is formulated for all ages and skin types. Yay!

Which beauty products were your favorites this month?


Marine Life

Marine Life Nautical Postcard BookMarine Life Nautical Postcard BookMarine Life Nautical Postcard Book

A wonderful collection of marine postcards, created by the Girls Who Draw team. Soooo cute! <3

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Girls Who Draw fan page.
via Snowdon prints etsy shop (ships internationally).


Pretty girls like to sew

Pretty girls like to sew tote bag

To my crafter and designer friends: yes, you’re all beautiful! 

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via HowJoyFul shop


hoop art_love

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These hoops are originally used to hold the fabric during the embroidering process. But, in recent times, they have been used to make different types of art. Look at how many beautiful things you can create with them: 

1. How about displaying your favorite fabrics in the wall, as little portraits? This lovely idea is from The Purl Bee blog.
2. Important dates (such as anniversaries and the baby’s birth) can be exhibited and highlighted in the decoration. Available at Kim Art.
3. A brooch, earrings and other small little treasures display. Via One Sheepish Girl.
4. Learn how to make your own cellophane stained “glass” window with Estéfi Machado‘s beautiful and easy DIY (in portuguese). 


Dona Dinda

Dona Dinda, by Victor Biasi Dona Dinda, by Victor BiasiDona Dinda, by Victor Biasi

I’ve never tried one of Dona Dinda‘s snacks. And, I must confess, I’m not a huge fan of frozen food. But how can anyone resist this super cute packaging design created by Victor Biasi? Adorable. 

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Victor Biasi website.
via Packaging of the World.



Michelle Williams by Mikael JanssonMichelle Williams by Mikael Jansson

Michelle Williams, always so beautiful. These pics were taken by Mikael Jansson for Interview Magazine (may 2011). The interview, by journalist and novelist Vendela Vida, is a bit old but very interesting (especially when the actress talks about the shooting of Meek’s Cutoff)!

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Mikael Jansson website.
via Interview.


Love Yourself prints

Ashley Ella Design prints
Four beautiful prints created by Ashley of Ashley Ella Design, available for download (completely free) here. Let us all never forget how AWESOME we are! :)

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Via Ashley Ella Design.


instafave: thedogist

instafave: @thedogist

Dog-lovers unite… in the love of this amazing photo-documentary series dedicated to capture the beauty of dogs. Besides checking out all the amazing dog images, my favorite thing to do is to find out their names: each one cooler and cuter than the other! 

Follow: @thedogist


DIY: Halloween Bats

DIY: Bat Toppers DIY: Bat Toppers

A cute DIY project, for those of you who are thinking about celebrating Halloween in great style: adorable bat cupcake toppers

Visit Oh Happy Day to check out this lovely DIY (and many other amazing party tips)!

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Via Oh Happy Day.


Rainbow Journal

Rainbow Journal, by Jackdaw BinderyRainbow Journal, by Jackdaw BinderyRainbow Journal, by Jackdaw Bindery

A rainbow in the shape of a beautiful journal, designed by Jackdaw Bindery. Is or is it not to fall in love? 

∴ info ∴
Jackdaw Bindery etsy shop (ships internationally).