Friday, March 16, 2018

Travel Skincare Routine in Rome

*My super comfy travel outfit...

Here's my first European Vacation post! This trip was exactly what the Doctor ordered and what my soul needed! I had the best time there! 

I'm forever grateful for having the opportunity to spend the month of February visiting vibrant Europe.

Today I'm including my Rome vlog which has A LOT of skincare in it. 

Have you ever tried this Kiehl's mask? I tested it while in Rome, and made my skin look so much better, I thought it made a difference at the time but going through the footage when I was editing really reminded me how much it made my skin glow  * mental note, apply mask tonight*

As promised in the vlog below here's a wide pic of the Vatican.

What an amazing place. 

* The Colosseum 

*Alitalia deserves another blog post. What a nice airline.Great service!

Pizza was delicious of course, but look at that Trevi Fountain...

I would really need to write a longer post to fully show you how much I enjoyed this City. For now, I will let my vlog do the talking. Hope you like it!


P.S. Have you ever been to Rome? What was your favorite memory there?

Saturday, March 10, 2018

"Much To Learn You Still Have, My Young Padawan..."

I've had the opportunity to get my hands on the Real Techniques Sponges before but, to be honest, never was brave enough to justify the price for a simple sponge. 

At least, that's what I thought before returning to Buenos Aires and buying a regular makeup sponge. 

That one ended up being a huge disappointment, to say the least. Which led me to a complete state of repentance. Which in turn made me stronger, and helped me make a life changing decision that goes like this: "Next time, DO splurge in the perfectly-soft-sponge-that-you-cannot-get-in-Buenos Aires!!!"   

So this time around in Europe, I was decided to override my super-ego and just buy the sponge!!! 

With this same principle in mind, I bought Baume de Rose, by Terry.  (Thank you  Anna ) So glad I did! The balm is so luxuriously rich and creamy that the price, although painfully expensive, is completely justified under the terms mentioned above.

Now, if you are a long time user of RT makeup sponges, you might be thinking:

"yep, she understands now" or maybe something along the lines of "much to learn you still have, my young padawan..." And oh my yes. You would be so right!

I bought these two in Sephora the night before leaving Paris, and now, back in Buenos Aires, I have no regrets, no repentance what so ever. I guess you could say "I have grown wiser"

What Would Your Dream Birthday Look Like?

My dream birthday would be the one I had this year, before going to Europe, this past January to be exact.  

I like to think that my Birthday continued through the month of February because I had the best trip ever as well. (More on that in upcoming blog posts).

My Dream Birthday Essentials  

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Bike rides
  • Nature
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Cake
  • And Ravioli! 

It was super laid back and fun. It's all in this video if you are interested to watch.

Plus, my family gave me the best present I could dream of: a new camera that improved so much the quality of my videos. So to sum it up it was the best Birthday I've had in years. 

Don't expect anything fancy. But I enjoyed it so much that I decided to share it with you. I hope you like it too.


P.S. What would your best birthday look like? I'm curious to know. But the one that you would really enjoy, not for others, for you. Let me know!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Back From Europe & a Duty Free Haul

Thank you so much for being so supportive and for keeping in touch with me throughout these amazing trip. You are the best. You made my trip so much more enjoyable and fun. Thanks!

Europe is beautiful! We took long strolls... (London)

I did some research in places such as these...(Lafayette Galleries, Paris)

So you can expect a few more hauls, besides this one, and more blog posts with more detailed information and conclusions on my "research".

It's back to school for us here in Argentina. So you can imagine I've been busy taking care of that and a million other things that "pile up" while you are away (yes, laundry too!)

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!


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.