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.

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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.

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Charbonnel et Walker website.
Via Neiman Marcus.


Cloud breadboard

Snug cloud breadboardSnug cloud breadboard

After the lovely animal breadboards, I’ve been wanting a cloud one by Snug Studio!

∴ info ∴
Snug Studio etsy shop (ships internationally).


perfect type of weird

perfect type of weird print

You are the perfect type of weird = love! ♥

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Via The Little Shop of Jasmine.


super cute cakes

Pink Heart Mouse Valentine's Day cake, by Lyndsay SungFurry Fox cake, by Lyndsay SungFrosty Polar Bear cake, by Lyndsay SungFuzzy Mouse cake, by Lyndsay Sung

Aren’t those the sweetest cakes ever? For a world with cuter and more creative cakes (and less fondant, pleeease!). \o/

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Pretty cakes by Lyndsay Sung, on Handmade Charlotte.
Via au pays des merveilles.


Slim Aarons: portraits of the good life

The Campbells' pool at Cotton Bay, on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, November 1982, by Slim AaronsPool at Lake Tahoe, California, 1959., by Slim AaronsTennis in the Bahamas, 1957, by Slim AaronsA desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman, by Slim AaronsYoung women by the Canellopoulos penthouse pool, Athens, July 1961, by Slim AaronsSwimsuited revellers enjoy a glass of wine outside the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, by Slim Aarons

Images of american photographer Slim Aarons, known for shooting the glamorous life of socialites and celebrities.

Aarons defined his career as “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” Legend has it that the apartment of James Stewart‘s character in Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) was based on Aarons apartment. I wonder if that’s true…

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Via Staley-Wise Gallery.


Brenda + Dylan

Brenda + Dylan sweater

90210 fans will get it! Hahaha!  ;)

Collaboration between the French brand French Disorder and illustrator Penelope Bagieu.

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Via Paulette Magazine.