Beauty favorites – april

Beauty favorites - april 2014

These are a few of my april beauty favorites:

1. Duo Cycles intimate liquid soap – A new concept in personal hygiene, these liquid soaps are hypoallergenic and have different formulations for different moments of the female cycle. The one with the green lid has no scent and can be used daily. The other one, with a red lid, has an essence that helps to mask odors and should be used during the menstrual period. I really like the concept!

2. Amend Amarula Fabulous Nutrition – disciplining nourishing cream – This particular line focuses on hydrating the hair without overwhelming it. I’ve been using this leave-in whenever I feel that my hair is extra dry. It has done wonders for me, I have to say!

3. Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Yeux & Cils – A dual-powered eyes and lashes serum, formulated with rhamnose, a naturally derived plant sugar, clinically shown to visibly improve skin rejuvenation. This serum is highly concentrated and delivers exceptional results against the signs of aging. Also suitable for sensitive skin!

4. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner – This toner gently removes residue, dirt and oil without stripping the skin of its vital moisture. I use it at the end of my skin routine, after the cleasing foam and/or makeup remover. It helps to eliminate that last bit of makeup (that seems to NEVER come out).

Which beauty products were your favorites this month?


Carte Noire – Faim de Gourmandise

Amazing campaign by french coffee brand Carte Noire, showing delicious and pretty recipes, created by agency Proximity BBDO. It’s so much more interesting when someone makes really creative recipe videos, right? #loveit

Watch more videos here.

∴ info ∴
Carte Noire website.
Proximity BBDO website.
Via Adnews.


Nice advice

Nice advice postcardsNice advice postcards

Loving this postcard set with amazing advice, by hellojenuine!

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hellojenuine website & etsy shop (ships internationally).


The last three… movies

Os três últimos filmes

Nebraska (dir. Alexander Payne, 2013)

A kind of road trip with an alcoholic/senile father and his estranged son. A very sensitive movie, with wonderful photography, script and incredibly well built characters, amazing actors… of course it didn’t win the Oscars! But I think it’s infinitely superior to the weak 12 Years a SlaveWatch the trailer.

Série Noire (dir. Alain Corneau, 1979)

A door-to-door salesman sees the opportunity to make some money and save a young girl from prostitution at the same time. All this in a sinister part of Paris’ suburbs in the late 70’s. The movie has a dark humor and an unpredictability, which generates both uneasiness and attraction. Very interesting. Watch the trailer.

Absence (dir. Jimmy Loweree, 2013)

Official plot: a pregnant woman wakes up one day and discovers that the baby disappeared inside her belly. No one believes her except her boyfriend and his brother, so they decide to get a break from it all in a cabin in the woods. Unofficial plot: the most annoying guy EVER decides to film his sister and boyfriend non-stop in a cabin in the woods, where nothing interesting happens. And it’s filmed in found footage style (kinda like The Blair Witch Project, remember?), which is a great excuse to shoot everything poorly. Two hours of my life that I will never get back. Watch the trailer.


Today’s craving: “Marc de Champagne” truffles

Marc de Champagne truffles

Because we deserve a little treat sometimes, right? Today I’m craving these “Marc de Champagne” truffles, by traditional english brand Charbonnel et Walker.

∴ info ∴
Charbonnel et Walker website.
Via Neiman Marcus.