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We know that is pure sugar and that can’t be good for our teeth, but who can resist these little beauties?

1. So round and pretty, in this Sabino Aguad pic!
2. The beautiful Flannery, from The Fair Allure blog, having fun at the park.
3. Warm and fuzzy heart cookie pops (with recipe!), via The Decorated Cookie.
4. I fell in love with Diane‘s spontaneous and beautiful picture. <3


Instalab – premium printing


Raise your hand if you’re addicted to instagram! o/

I think everyone is addicted in some level, right? The problem is, as happened before with the phenomenon of digital photos, the images we register there end up getting forgotten after a while (after all, who prints instagram photos, right?). I used to think that until I met Instalab, a company created by two Portuguese friends, specialized in turning our instagram pics in super cool products!

Besides the option to print the pictures with or without borders (with Fuji Professional paper), you can order stickers, magnets, booklets… And there’s also a Lab, where the girls suggest new and creative ways to print the instagram pics like calendars, wooden panels and business cards. Amazing!


One of the coolest suggestions – and the one I ended up ordering – is to transform the images into 10cm tiles (the pack with 6 tiles costs around US$ 25). Everything was very well packed and each tile is protected by a fabric on the back (a kind of soft suede).


The printing is very well done – as you can see in the photos – but it’s always nice to remember that if your instagram pics are too bright, that will reflect in the print. I’m in love with the tiles and they are now decorating every single room of my house. They’re really pretty!


There’s also the option to make the classic refrigerator magnets and you can buy a package with 10 magnets for about US$ 20. They’re perfect if you, like me, love to change the décor of your kitchen from time to time!


Look how lovely these impressions in polaroid format, called Retroprints, are! The package with 20 retroprints is US$ 13. And you can hang them all over your house (I know I did). :)

Visit Instalab’s website to see more options for customizing and printing your photos!
Do you usually print your digital photos and images from instagram?

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Instalab website, instagram & fan page.


Beauty favorites – february

Beauty favorites - february 2014

These are a few of my february beauty favorites:

1. Natura EKOS eau de cologne Encantos de Capitiú - Capitiú is a sacred plant that has aromatic leaves with healing properties. Natura nailed it with this floral fragrance, with notes of pink pepper, it’s a delight! Ideal for those days of intense heat, in which we don’t want to use a super strong perfume.

2. KEUNE So Pure shampoo & conditioner - This line relaxes the scalp, adds volume (after my last haircut I’ve been trying to add some volume to it) and a beautiful shine to the hair. I love the fragrance too, a mix of chamomile and lavender. The brand says that the line also relieves headaches, which is a wonderful bonus, right?

3. Océane Femme Colour My Lips Lip Crayon – Dark Red - I love the practicality of lipsticks in pencil shape and I was pleasently surprised with this Lip Crayon. High coverage, very moisturizing and beautiful color – Dark Red is a very dark burgundy, almost brown. Now I want to try the other colors (Red looks beautiful too)!

4. Quem disse, Berenice? Lip Balm – Malveta - Lip balm is never too much, especially if it has a cute color like this one. The size is ideal to carry it in your purse and give that makeup touch up in the middle of the afternoon (moisturizing your lips at the same time). I apply it with my fingers, but, since it has color, it’s a good idea to use a makeup brush! ;)

Which beauty products were your favorites this month?


Vanessa Bruno’s lovely living room

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This lovely living room – amazing from every angle – is part of the designer Vanessa Bruno‘s apartment in the Marais district in Paris. Delicate and beautiful, don’t you think? A gorgeous decór inspiration.

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Vanessa Bruno website.
Photography by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer for Interiør Magasinet.


Kup Kup Land bookmarks

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The cutest bookmarks ever, designed by Kup Kup Land. I think I would read a lot more if I had one of these babies. :)

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Kup Kup Land etsy shop (ships internationally).


neon bedroom

Everyone knows that every decór needs a little color. Now how about bringing a bit of neon into your life? Here’s a few lovely rooms, all with pretty neon elements:

neon decorating, via Homelife
via Homelife

A very cute bedroom, with a color combination that I never imagined it would work: pink and yellow. The more neon the better. And how about the amazing dream neon light in the wall? Love it!

New Nordic Pastels, by Bemz
via Bemz

The perfect example of how something very simple can change an entire room completely. I really like the touch of neon yellow in the bed and I guess this could make a super easy DIY, don’t you think?

Castle and Things, via Castle
via Castle

If you don’t wanna make a big and definitive change, you can invest in bedding, pillows and even artwork with neon elements. These are from Castle (a lovely brand that has appeared on the blog before) and are perfect, especially the polka dot pillowcase. So cute!

home is where the heart is, via Eye Swoon
via Eye Swoon

Another cool and easy idea: neon washi tape frames! Isn’t beautiful? And the best part is that we can experiment with various colors and shapes, without worrying about the walls! I really want to try it in my office! \o/

Did you like the inspirations?
Does anyone already has neon elements at home?


Jen Mann

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Jen Mann‘s work is pretty amazing. I’d love to have one of her paitings in my living room. 

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Jen Mann website & tumblr.


The last three… movies

Os três últimos filmes

Deadfall (dir. Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2012)

The movie is basically about two brothers on the run after a casino heist. It gets more interesting when you realize that the focus of the movie is not the theft or the suspense, but the characters’ extremely complicated family relationships. Watch the trailer.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (dir. David Gelb, 2011)

Here’s the plan: order that awesome Japanese food delivery and watch this amazing documentary about sushi master, and Japan’s national treasure, Jiro Ono. Of course, after seeing his perfect creations you will get very angry with that sushi-crap you just ate and start quoting airline tickets to Tokyo. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Watch the trailer.

His Girl Friday (dir. Howard Hawks, 1940)

Someone recommended me this one for being an old movie (I like old movies) and because it has a journalistic theme (and I’m a journalist), but not even Cary Grant was able to save it. And I’m not talking about the stereotypical view of the journalist, I’m talking about the amount of times that ALL characters spoke on the phone. Sometimes on two phones at the same time! I know that the phone was a new and very popular thing in the 40s, but please, a little less guys… Watch the trailer.


Creative gift wrap ideas

Every time I need to wrap that special/amazing/beautiful gift I have the same problem: the wrapping paper designs are always so childish, dull or plain ugly. This ever happened to you?

Thank heaven the internet is here to help us! Look at these unique and awesome gift wrap ideas:

gift wrap: Mountain Range

Mountain Range wrapping paper, by Norman’s Printery

Because EVERYTHING is prettier when wrapped in a mountain, right? And if the mountain have snow… even better! ;)


 gift wrap - Fun and lively

Fun and lively gift wrap, by Sarah Ray

A lively band formed by super weird – and cute – characters? Yes, please! \o/

gift wrap - lol cats

lol cats gift wrap, by Hello Harriet

Is the person getting the gift a cat lover? 100% chance she’ll fall in love with this design and even forget to open the gift (OK, not really forget, but at least take longer than normal to open)!

gift wrap - classic cocktails

Classic Cocktails gift wrap, by Kate Broughton

Who hasn’t thought of at least 5 friends who would love this gift paper full of classic drinks? Even better if the gift is drink-related (glasses, coasters, a cocktail book…).

 gift wrap - Mister and Misses fox

Mister and Misses fox gift wrap, by My Muse Comes and Goes

The boys get the Mister Fox gift wrap and the girls get the Misses Fox. Or maybe the other way around. Who says there are rules in the wrapping paper world? Let’s be adventurous!

Did you like these options? For a world with more creative gift wrap ideas! \o/


Lina Rennell Vegan Tote

Lina Rennell Vegan Tote

Lina Rennell vegan tote is made with an extremely durable and soft faux leather. This triangle print is so pretty! <3

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Lina Rennell website.
Via Beklina.