Beauty favorites – september

Beauty favorites - september 2014

These are a few of my september beauty favorites:

1. Laura Mercier Eye Basics – It’s a eye primer that makes eye shadow adhere better and last longer. It camouflages the imperfections and enhances the makeup. The creamy formula dries quickly to a very beautiful and silky finish (my color is Wheat).

2. Pomander Bar Soaps – The beauty of this line is that all soaps contain 100% pure essencial oils and Bath Flower Remedies. The fragrances are wonderful! One of my favorites is Meditação (meditation) with cedar essential oil, which relaxes and leaves a delicious woody scent.

3. La Roche-Posay Lipikar Surgras – Loving this concentrated shower-cream anti-dryness, that help restore the skin barrier and replenish the skin’s lipids in the shower. I use it on my face as well. The fragrance is light and the texture is creamy (it makes a soft foam). Soap-free and paraben-free.

4. La Roche-Posay Lipikar Gel-Fluide – This is the ideal product to use after the shower-cream, since it has shea butter and glycerin, that help replenish lipids and hydrate. Suitable for those with dry, sensitive or sensitized skin, this product protects, restores and soothes the skin against external aggressions. Refreshing, light, quick dress texture.

5. Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau de Toilette – I think what struck me in this fragrance were the top notes: a mixture of bergamot, mandarin, apple and peach. Pretty exotic, right? But this combination works really well and the perfume has great fixation. The campaign video explores the actor’s sex appeal, opposite spanish actress Paz Vega.

Which beauty products were your favorites this month?


Porcelain delicacy

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Handmade with pure japanese porcelain, these mini vases by Tokyo Craft Studios are so very delicate… I’m in love! 

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Tokyo Craft Studios etsy shop (ships internationally).


Colori Gelato

Colori Gelato - Doppio Colori Gelato - 100s & 1000s

Colori Gelato, Awon Golding Millinery‘s SS14 Collection, is inspired by the summer, the sea and – of course – the pastel colors of the italian gelato. How fun!

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Awon Golding Millinery website.


Audrey & Pippin_love

Audrey & Pippin_love

You may have seen around a few pics of actress Audrey Hepburn with a cute little deer, but do you know the story behind these pictures? In 1958 Audrey was filming Green Mansions, directed by her then-husband Mel Ferrer. Her character, Rima, lived in the jungles of Venezuela and should be followed all the time by a fawn. In real life the fawn was called Pippin and her trainer suggested that Audrey take the animal home with her, so that the two of them could bond, facilitating the shooting.

Audrey nicknamed her Ip and pretty soon the two were inseparable. With the end of the shooting, Audrey and Ip had to separate, to the actress’ dismay. In 1959, Audrey was confined to bed due to a vertebral fracture (she was thrown of a horse on the set of The Unforgiven) and, two months later, a miscarriage. Mel Ferrer then brought Ip back to cheer her up and the two of them made a bed for her out of a bathtub.

1. 2. 3. e 4. Most pictures of Audrey and Pippin together were taken by photographer Bob Willoughby, of LIFE magazine, who accompanied the actress on the set of many films, among them, Green Mansions 


Yacht Club Cereal Bowls

Yacht Club Cereal Bowls

There’s nothing better than starting the day (and the week) with a delicious bowl of cereal and fruits, don’t you think? It’s even better if the bowls are these lovely ones from Eagle Rock Yacht Club

This poster is also amazing, for those who want a “100% jerk free” home. »

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Eagle Rock Yacht Club website.



Partytime, by Laura Berger

Hey, it’s friday! That means… it’s party time! \o/

Tell me, what are you up to this weekend?

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This cool illustration is Laura Berger‘s, who has a cute little shop on etsy.


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

Village ice cream cake Village ice cream cake Village ice cream cake

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»

∴ info ∴
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:  

Art Rio 2014  Art Rio 2014  Art Rio 2014 - Rogério ReisArt Rio 2014 - Dalila GonçalvesArt Rio 2014 - Julio Le ParcArt Rio 2014 - Yoshitomo NaraArt Rio 2014 - Efrain AlmeidaArt Rio 2014 - Ivan NavarroArt Rio 2014 - Henrique Oliveira

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.

∴ info ∴
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).