instafave: micarina

Instafave: @micarina

I was already in love with Micarina‘s cookies before instagram (remeber this post?), so OF COURSE this super kawaii japanese store had to be my next instafave. Cuteness overload!

Follow: @micarina


Village – Nendo’s ice cream cake

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Wonderful project by Nendo for the Häagen-Dazs shop on the Champs Élysées in Paris, for the Christmas season.  It’s an ice cream cake shaped like a small village, emphasising the warmth and cheer inside each home at this time.

The houses are created in milk chocolate, filled with fudge and pieces of caramelised nuts. Customers who purchase more than one cake receive a chocolate ‘bridge’, allowing them to connect several villages to each other, turning the cakes into long and big villages. What a sweet project! 

« Do you remember this birdhouse for humans, also designed by Nendo»

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Nendo website.


ART RIO 2014

Art Rio 2014

Last wednesday was the opening ceremony of ArtRio – International Art Fair of Rio de Janeiro, at Pier Mauá, here in Rio.

Here’s a little of what you’ll see there:  

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Works of the following artists:

Rogério Reis (Ninguém é de Ninguém #1, 2014)
Dalila Gonçalves
Julio Le Parc (Mobile Losange, 2013)
Yoshitomo Nara (When You Feel So Sad, 2012)
Efrain Almeida (Hummingbirds, 2014)
Ivan Navarro (Ocio – Brick, 2011)
Henrique Oliveira

The fair will be held until september 14th, from 1 to 9pm (8pm on Sunday) and tickets cost 30 reais.

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Art Rio website & fan page.


Waiting for Summer

Waiting for Summer, by Raichel's Pine trees. by Raichel's Sailor tshirt. by Raichel's Summer vermut. by Raichel's

I’m also here… waiting for summer. Beautiful hand stamped illustrated cards made with hand carved rubber by Raichel’s. Beauty is really in the simpler things. <3

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Raichel’s etsy shop (ships internationally).


Jane Austen, by Leanne Shapton

Emma, by Leanne Shapton Persuasion, by Leanne Shapton Sense and Sensibility, by Leanne Shapton Mansfield Park, by Leanne Shapton

Beautiful Jane Austen covers, created by Leanne Shapton for Random House. #JaneAustenlove

What’s your Jane Austen favorite novel?

∴ info ∴
Leanne Shapton website.
Random House website.


The last three… movies

Os três últimos... filmes

Point Blank (À Bout Portant, dir. Fred Cavayé, 2010)

A nurse saves the wrong guy: a thief, whose henchmen take his pregnant wife hostage to force him to take their boss out of the hospital. A nice thriller, not a lot different from the ones we’re used to watch. But, since it’s a french movie, prepare yourself to see a lot of chases and action scenes on the streets of Paris. Watch the trailer.

Adore (dir. Anne Fontaine, 2013)

Two childhood friends and neighbors in their 40’s (who raised their children together, by the way) fall for each other’s sons. I have nothing against romance between generations (especially among older women and younger guys), but this story is so unbelievable and poorly constructed, it’s embattassing to watch. Run, without looking back… Watch the trailer

You Are Here (dir. Matthew Weiner, 2013)

I saw Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson in the cast and thought “WOW, this must be a great comedy, right?”. Wrong. The movie is the very dramatic story of Ben Baker (played by Galifianakis), who returns to his hometown after inheriting the house and the business from his recently deceased estranged father. Surprising, but not memorable. Watch the trailer.


Stationery Compositions

Stationery Compositions

This one is for stationery lovers! Present&Correct created the most wondeful tumblr of recent times: Stationery Compositions. Now we’ll never look at our desks the same way!

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Stationery Compositions tumblr.


Jenna Lyons

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Jenna Lyons, the powerful executive creative director of J.Crew, opened her office for Into the Gloss and gave some great beauty tips over there. Love this wonderful quote (I couldn’t agree more):

There’s sexiness in not trying to be sexy. There has to be something that’s a bit undone. You can’t have perfect hair, and clothes, and makeup — you need an element of imperfection to make you feel like there’s a person behind it all“.

So true, don’t you think?

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via Into the Gloss.


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

∴ info ∴
Chris Schoonover website.