Sunday, August 20, 2017

Caudalie Skin Care






Have you ever heard of Caudalie? 

It's a French brand that makes the most luxurious creams, foams, and masks, you name it. Apart from making cutting edge cosmetics, they are all natural! 

Mathilde Thomas, founder of Caudalie, started her company at the vineyards on her family estate. All her products are based on the power of grape. Their aim is 0%  parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, animal ingredients, etc...

I really can attest to the fact that these products have a light grape scent that goes away in a matter of minutes. The creams are gentle but effective and feel like you are applying 0 chemicals to your skin.

I'm a huge fan of their cosmetics and I keep mentioning them in my videos because they are that good.

Have a watch

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Outfit Conversations






















*Check out my kitchen power pose, haha! 

Whenever I like a sweater, or any type of garment for that matter, I tend to 
wear it all the time until it almost turns into my uniform. 

That happened with my sweaters. This past autumn and winter I ended up only wearing the ones I like the most, as one does. The not-used-even-one-time sweaters are going to the give away pile. Because, what's the point?

I think you understand my need to add something new in the wool tops department. So with that in mind I went to Zara.

I found two sweaters that fit the "uniform material" category. Yay! And I also could not resist the striped tops for spring and summer, because, you know...stripes.























Enjoy the video!

Alu

Friday, August 11, 2017

Silky Hair Combo



I've been wanting to try this shower gel on my hair for a while but I was never quite ready to take the risk. It smells SO amazingly fresh, and clean that I wanted my hair to smell like that as well! 

So, finally, the other day, I decided to be brave and take the plunge. 

Although it doesn't say anywhere in the bottle that it's good for hair, I did use it and the results were surprisingly amazing. Keep in mind that I applied Aussie's 2 minute miracle as well, though. 

I was ready to take one for the team and tolerate the frizzy hair in order to be able to smell like a dream for a day. But no. My hair looked and felt even silkier and softer than with my regular shampoo! Who knew! I certainly didn't.

It's all in this video. That, and lots of other bits and bobs...





*photo credit www.picswalls.com

Sunday, August 6, 2017

What Do You Stand For?


Do you have a core belief that guides your decision making?

The other day I was watching one of Evan Carmichael's videos and I never imagined what was about to happen. 

Evan is the founder of Evan Carmichael Communications Group, which specializes in coaching and social media strategy for entrepreneurs.

His latest book, Your One Word, is extremely motivational and impactful. His One Word? #Believe. 

I recently had the opportunity to prove that not only his channel is based on the word, #Believe, but also his team and actions. 

Exhibit A:
Long story short, I left a comment in this video. Evan (whose channel is close to 1 million YouTube subscribers) answered me (close to 200 YouTube subscribers!)

Exhibit B:
Shortly after, his team sent me an e-mail asking if I wanted to read his book and give my honest review. (Whaaat?)

Exhibit C:
They sent the book, I read it, and loved it. 

Final results?  I #Believe!! (background music recommended)

After reading the book you'll feel compelled to find "Your One Word" and base your business and your life around it. It explains how successful companies like Apple, Nike, and many others have a core belief, a word, that guides every action, every decision.

Before you watch my video, a warning... I may or may not have sung this song at the beginning. Already regretting it, oh well...it is what it is...enjoy and/or cover your ears. Anyhow thank you for watching!


Alu


Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Most Beautiful Bookshop in The World








































Last week was the last week of our Winter holidays, and I wanted to take my boys to a special place here in Buenos Aires. I wanted them to see what the city they were born in has to offer. 





















Although it can be challenging to compete with iPads and Play Stations, at the age of 11 and soon-to-be 13, my idea to visit this bookstore ended up being a good one. They really liked it.




























It's all in this short video, enjoy!




P.S. Yes it is the most beautiful bookshop in the world, and no, I'm not biased...(may be a little bit?) The grandiosity and charm of this bookshop is due to the fact that it was built in a former theater! 

Alina


Monday, July 31, 2017

My Idea Of Fun Involves Nail Polish





I've been known for my obsession inclination towards nail polish. Let's be honest here, basically my eyes go straight to a nicely manicured hand whenever I spot one. 

When it comes to fashion and beauty, that's one of the first things I notice in women, even before makeup or clothes! Having said that, my nails are not always well groomed, (not even close) but I do try...

Some of my favorites: 













Apparently this is what I choose to do when the opportunity to enjoy a free afternoon knocks on my door. 


  1. Film a video
  2. Organize my nail polish box.


The result is in the following video






What's your favorite color?


P.S. Favorite Nail Polish Picks, & Malbec Nails 






Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Trick To Make Your Flowers Last Longer



I recently learned this trick from a Japanese lady who owns the cutest flower shop in my neighborhood.

I still haven't decided what I like more her or her shop. She is so lovely and nice. She even got my boys to happily carry the bags for me, which obviously makes for excellent customer service! "These big boys can help mom, she said" And they did!! Love her.





So here's what she said:


  1. Replace water daily
  2. Only fill the vase to a quarter or a third of its capacity
  3. Cut off stem ends daily (just a little bit)
  4. Cooler temperature and shade are always better than heat and direct sunlight


If you want to see yours truly perform this daily routine have a watch! They do last a week!


Monday, July 24, 2017

A Four Minute Stroll Around Buenos Aires






















Hi!  I had this footage of Buenos Aires stored in my computer from when I went to get the hardware for my handbags and decided that it would be a great way for you to see what it's like down here in the Southern Hemisphere!

I hope you like it. 


Alina