Tuesday, April 24, 2018

La Crème de la Crème


I was recently tagged by Sarah The Retro Antiager to do a video about my Beauty Brand Superstars. It's a tag where you select la crème de la crème in each brand and from your stash of products. Thank you Sarah for tagging me!  

Needless to say I had the best time filming this one. Hello skincare and beauty enthusiast. 

On top of that, I used my newest camera a Canon 77D with new microphone and Sigma lens! Considering I already love editing, this was the cherry on top.

There are more brands like Lancome in this video, but here are some of my picks.


I recently started using this Embryolisse primer. It's perfect for dry skin so, inspite of it being for all skin types I find that in the summer it can get a bit too much, but for winter it's perfect. 


My beloved La Roche-Posay sunscreen above.






















Favorite hand cream of all time by Caudalie. If you see this one, get it!





















The Caudalie beauty elixir is everything I hoped for and more. Refreshing, which makes it great for summer, hydrating, and soothing. And the fragrance is divine. Plus there's something so special about splashing something called "elixir" on your face, kudos to Caudalie's marketing department! 




Sunday, April 22, 2018

Where I live




My Canadian friend, Shannon, created a tag video with the following 10 personal questions:


  • 1) What's your favorite thing about where you live?
  • 2) Who in your life inspires you the most?
  • 4) What's the one thing you wish you could tell your teenage self?
  • 3) What are you afraid of?
  • 6) How do you relax and de-stress?
  • 5) What's something people would be surprised to learn about you?
  • 7) Why do you love makeup?
  • 9)Tell us a favorite childhood memory
  • 8) Who is the first YouTuber you can remember watching?
  • 10) What's your favorite book (or if you're not a reader - movie!)

Apart from really enjoying talking about myself for a few minutes (ha!), I loved the comments in the video. Some people actually enjoyed learning more personal things about me. Who knew! 

I also learned that what I enjoy the most about where I live is being able to listen to birds singing, being surrounded by trees and having the option of going to the latest theater play, or even go to see a movie, whenever I feel like it.


This was very therapeutic!






P.S. I have a question for you! Who is the first YouTuber YOU can remember watching? Let me know in the comments here, please? I'm so curious to know!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Makeup For The Week


I decided to put my Pupa Owl to good use and follow my friend's Dawn from Dawn's life over 40 in this idea of using up your makeup and choosing a pouch of makeup for the week.

I thought this was a great way of 

  • a) actually wearing makeup more regularly which makes me feel more put together, and better really, during the day
  • b) use the makeup!

This is what I used in the video 



Do you wear makeup every day?


Monday, April 16, 2018

How to Identify Narcissistic Emotional Predators


I've been thinking a lot about whether I should write and talk about narcissistic abuse for almost a year now. 

Being a Professional Counselor I felt like I had to step up and do it.  This is such a dangerous and damaging epidemic that I feel like I need to contribute in any way I can to prevent people at risk of falling prey to emotional manipulators, and help present victims break free from this horrible emotional abuse prison.

The video is self explanatory and I hope you find it interesting. I believe that sharing information like this could be beneficial to a lot of people out there. 

Thank you for watching and reading,

Alu

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Paris Vlog & L'Occitane Toiletries







































Oh Paris, where to begin... As seen on my Instagram I loved Paris, I mean, who wouldn't right? Rain, cold, and all, we felt like at home! Maybe it's because it has so many similarities with Buenos Aires. 







































Or maybe it was the food, its people, the chic language, the monuments, the history, maybe all of it together in such a spirit elevating place. Plus, my boys just make me laugh so much. Exhibit A above.










On top of everything else, my hotel had L'Occitane en Provence...






































That was the moment I realized the hotel carried L'Occitane toiletries. What?! Verbena everything! So nice...



I also continued with my handbag research (cough, cough) in Lafayette Galeries where I managed to take a pic of the most amazing bag! 

This handbag looks like a cross between a toy and a candy, doesn't it? Ten year old Alu would have loved to carry this one. Although the price would have made it completely impossible! 

I also filmed the artist that paints Dolce & Gabanna leather accessories by hand! It's in the vlog, have a look!






P.S. London Vlog and London Blog Post 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Europe Haul Primark, H&M, El Corte Ingles




































If you are in the mood for some major girly fashion share have a watch here

After spending almost a month in Europe I got a few clothing items, mostly absolute bargains. Like the jacket above. Apart from being the last one there, it was my exact size (bingo!) and I completely loved the color. 

I mainly bought things that were worth the luggage weight and with one major requirement: good price - quality ratio. I didn't know accessories in Primark were so inexpensive! Still can't believe the prices.
























The shirt above is currently one of my favorites and I got it at El Corte Ingles in Salamanca, Spain. I also got a dress from Compañia Fantastica there.

In London I found the perfect sweater,  and I can't wait for winter to start wearing it non stop. My only regret is I didn't get it in other colors, although I made it very clear that I was going back to H&M. But I didn't in the end, so this one will have to endure the uniform category this winter. 



I hope you find this fun to watch and that I can give you some ootd ideas. Enjoy!




Friday, March 30, 2018

Meeting My Internet Friend for the First Time in London


When I started writing this blog I never thought I would start a YouTube Channel, and I also never thought that this channel would bring me so much joy. 

I "met" through the internet so many nice, warm, down to earth, and amazing people. I never imagined that one day I would actually meet one of them in person. Gail is everything I thought she would be and more. She is exactly as seen on her YouTube channel, bright, fun, a positive, upbeat lovely person. 



We went for a long walk in which she showed me places that are usually under the radar for tourists but are very well known by Londoners. We stopped for tea twice, in a matter of a few hours! That was definitely my kind of afternoon.

There's also a particular H&M sweater that I attempt to show you in this video. So cozy and warm! And at an excellent price.























London...What a city!







Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Travel Skincare Routine







































My travel skincare routine ended up being super relaxing. I think it was the combination of products, and with my attempt at face yoga massage.  

Have you ever layered Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate -which smells like pure lavender heaven- followed by Hydra Zen Nuit by Lancome?

Add a spritz of Deep Pillow Spray before bed and you are set for a good night sleep.