Saturday, January 27, 2018

Excited About the SELF CARE Movement



Hi! I'm still here, in Buenos Aires. We leave in a few days for Europe. 

Apparently, I can't stop writing these days, so here's another post. Maybe it's the idea of knowing that I won't be able to write on my blog for a while. But who knows. Maybe I'll figure out a way while I'm traveling around Europe, so don't think that you'll be getting rid of me that easily.

I posted this picture on Instagram a while ago. It's by Rubytec, a young woman that amazes me. I find her work very inspiring, fun, and true. 

The idea of worrying less and doing less sounds like water in the desert to me, because lately, I've been feeling that we are full of to do lists, and goals, and things we must do, things we should do in order to look a certain way or be a certain way. 

To be healthier, with less fat, less sugar, less (fill in the blank _____), or more muscle, more (fill in the blank _____). For what? For whom? What about what Icould do to take care of me, as a whole person? Brain, spirit, and all!

I think we can work hard towards a goal but we don't need to perish in the attempt. I believe that it's ok to let go of self imposed unattainable high standards. Be healthy, but really healthy, mind and all. Otherwise, I fear we could get lost in the search for that which is not us. Could I interest you in working hard to enjoy the process? 

*watch the video on YouTube here



Wednesday, January 24, 2018

My TOP 5 Favorite Perfumes

I'm leaving for Europe in three days, and I'm so excited about this! We will be there for a month so if you don't get a blog post from me during that time, now you know why. I shall see you when I come back home, or if you want to know what I'm up to...

You can follow my trip on my Instagram Stories. And I may upload short vlogs on my YouTube channel as well from my cell phone (whaaaat). I guess what I'm saying is, stick around! 

My top 5 favorite perfumes list may expand when I return and you will be the first ones to know if the list changes. But for now, here's a round up of my current top 5 perfumes.

What perfumes are your favorites? I will be buying a couple soon so please let me know!



Tuesday, January 23, 2018

My Live Interview & Comfort Zone Challenges.



Around less than one year ago, Keith, at eaglevp on YouTube commented in one of  my videos that he wanted to interview me. 

At the time I panicked to be honest. I didn't know what to do about it. Live video was something completely new to me and didn't know how to proceed, what to do! Should I have special equipment, how, when, what apps to download. Would I have the guts to do it?

My anxiety about this was finding every excuse not to do the interview. Until one day I thought, what's the worse that could happen? So I took the plunge...





A few minutes after uploading the video featured above we started the live video on Keith's channel.

Let me just say that it was way easier than expected and on top of that it was SO MUCH FUN. So, you know how everybody always says things like "try things out of your comfort zone" ? Well, guess what? Do try things out of your comfort zone. Good things will come from it.

I'd love to thank Keith for being so persistent in his goal to interview me because not only did I do my first live interview today, but also, I uploaded the video above from my phone without editing. Wohoo! Also my first time doing that. 

The interview ended up being quite nice and I talked a lot about my plans for the near future. Please it here (or below)...



Thank you for reading, watching, and being such a fundamental part of this blog. Your comments and suggestions mean the world to me!

Alina



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Buttery & Creamy Lip Glosses: Pupa Owl 4 Makeup






I tried all the makeup that comes in the Pupa Owl 4. I made a look using only the products that come in it except for foundation, brow pencil, and mascara. 



It ended up being such a fun video to film. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did filming it.

It's a bit chatty but I think you'll like this one. The lip glosses are so creamy and such good quality! I remember now why I like this Italian makeup brand so much.

All products will be linked in the description box of my YouTube channel.



Saturday, January 13, 2018

Huevos Rellenos: Equally Easy & Delicious



Why do I wait for a whole year to make this dish is beyond my understanding. It's one of my favorites and it's so easy to make that I literally can't think of a good reason. That's it. I'm making them more often.

It's one of the cold foods that I referred to in my Christmas video and that is a staple here in Argentina around that time of the year.

To make Huevos Rellenos you'll need:

Eggs
Tuna
Mayonnaise 
Honey Mustard

You'll see the process in this vlog because I made them and took them to my parents' house for our family's Christmas Dinner. I hope you enjoy also the views Buenos Aires streets.

Alu











Tuesday, January 9, 2018

On Bob Hairstyles







There's just something about a good old bob hairstyle that makes me keep going back to this haircut.

This time, my hairdresser nailed the back. Finally! It took 3 tries. Being "bamboozeled" three times requires a lot of "bob" drive, I say! I kept returning to his chair but he finally understood what I wanted.

First of all, it's so comfortable! My hair just loves this cut. It's easy to manage and to maintain. Plus, if you are lucky enough to have a good hairstylist at hand, it requires little to no styling.

In this video I give you my hair care tips and I properly show you the new cut. I hope you like it!

Alu 


Friday, January 5, 2018

What Goes On Behind The Scenes When Filming YouTube Videos?




































*My nail polish in the picture above*

If you haven't filmed before you may wonder what happens before and after the actual filming of a video.

Well, what goes on is pretty simple. You basically clean the house, tidy up, and prepare the background of your video. Then have a shower, dress accordingly, do your hair and makeup, and then you are free to film. 

The thing is that all this takes quite a lot of time! Especially if you are a manicure freak like me and can't film a video unless you have freshly applied nail polish. A different nail color for every video...yup! We all have issues, you know?

Have a watch!

Alina


P.S. If you've been considering filming but haven't yet taken the plunge, share below. I'd gladly help. It's a lot of fun!



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

On Giveaway Results







As you can see, I chose a winner for my Christmas giveaway over on YouTube, and this was so exciting. 

Last week, I did the Rafflecopter drawing and somebody else won. I contacted her, but she never got back to me. So, I decided to redo the drawing the old fashion way (aka names-on-paper-then-toss-in-cute-bowl-way).

I didn't realize how excited I was about the Australian lady that won until I edited the video. Let me just say that I can deliver a high pitched voice..yikes! 

Anyways...here it is...it was fun. Congrats to the winner!!