Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Outfit Conversations: "The" Dress.

Ever since I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  my approach to buying has been nothing but reinforced. I only buy clothes that I really, really like.

Besides the item in question being chic, and pretty, I also need to know that it will be comfortable enough for me to foresee myself wearing it almost every day.

Yep, I'm not your typical easy breezy buyer.

So, you can imagine my excitement when my friend pointed out this dress the other day. I'd been looking for a similar cut ever since I read this blog post, last year.

To me, this is the perfect-comfy-yet-chic, spring dress. Easy to throw on, silky soft, with short sleeves, and a longer back hem. I wore it this past weekend and as a result, I'm now actually looking forward to spring and summer, which is a big thing to say for me, because, you may or may not know, but I love fall and winter, A LOT. 

I only wish I can find it in different colors so I can get away with wearing it almost every day! #springuniform

Thoughts? Do you own a dress in different colors?  I don't...yet. Tell me, I'd be very interested to know. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Parenting Dilemma

A few weeks ago I decided to film how I made my kids favorite No-Bake Birthday cake  My eldest boy turned 12 and I am still in complete and utter disbelief. He is twelve years old! 

Moving on to an easier to process subject...I started filming a fun day and ended up filming a vlog about a parenting dilemma that emerged that day. Do you take your kids with you after a school play or do you leave them at school to continue with their regular classes? I was astonished by the amount of parents that consistently take them home with them after any event at school.

Don't get me wrong. I believe that we all do whatever we think is best for our kids at a specific moment in time, but all this generated some thoughts and they were caught on camera! 

Thank you for watching!!


P.S. My last vlog

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

August Favorites 2016

Here's my excited face showing you my picks for the month of August. They ended up being all La Roche-Posay products, not counting one lipstick and the non-beauty favorite at the end of this shorter favorites video.

I hope you enjoy the video and let me know if you've ever tried any of these things I mention. 

Also, if you follow me on Instagram ( if you don't already let's be friends over there and tell me you came from the blog!) you may have seen the other thumbnail I was considering for this video. However, common sense prevailed and I went for this (less crazy) one. 


Friday, September 2, 2016

A #momlife Long Weekend

Hello! Happy Friday and weekend! 

This is my real-mom, no-makeup vlog where I go to the bakery, explore new places thanks to my kids pokemon hunting, and feel good about having done some yoga. I also managed to include a bit of nail painting. So, there you have it, an eclectic vlog!

Oh! and also, the music in it is one of my favorites so far.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

When the Stars Align: Yoga and Life

Ever since the absolutely lovable, gorgeous, and smart (yes, I'm a complete fan) Anna Gardner -pictured above- behind The Anna Edit, recommended Adriene Mishler -pictured below- the beautiful voice, face, body, and soul (again, a fan) at Yoga with Adriene, my own well-being was destined to improve.

The way I see it, things tend to happen, most likely than not, for a reason.

I was barely withstanding my 3 times a week at the gym, doing power pump classes, writing posts like this one (ahem...yes...) and this one, when I came across Anna's blog post.  She was recovering from an injury,*stars aligning #1*,  so she was doing a lot of yoga, *stars aligning #2*, not just any yoga, but Adriene's yoga *stars aligning #3*.

When I read Anna's inspiring blog post I knew I had to find Adriene, I also knew that I would like her as well. After all, Anna is the ultimate enabler, but for all the right reasons. 

When I saw Adriene in action, I realized she was the answer to my prayers. Free yoga lessons galore! Most importantly, yoga lessons that I would actually like and want to follow on a daily basis. Yay!

I told you guys about Adriene, many times. But in case you missed previous blog posts, I'll sum it up for you: she... is basically magical, yep. Adriene's soothing voice combined with her "easy breezy" sense of humor, and out of this world teaching skills constitute this unique Yoga guide, called Adriene Mishler (did you know she is also an actress?).

One more alignment of the stars and I'm done...

This past weekend, I experienced headaches on repeat. It was one of those weekends when Ibuprofen saved my boys from dining daddy's rice three nights in a row. (However, I must say, today he made this salad, lucky me!).

So, yesterday, I did my usual yoga class, this time, it was Day 21 - Joyful Home Practice - 30 Days Of Yoga LOVED IT, again, as usual. When the class ended and I was enjoying my delicious Savasana (corpse pose), next video up on the play list started automatically, and it was, little did I know, Yoga for Headaches, *stars aligning #4*. Another genius video by this sweet Yoga Teacher.

Here's the video in case you ever need it.

Through yoga, and through Adriene, I'm learning to apply mindfulness to the every day, the power of consistency, and breathing, but most of all, I'm learning to trust the process, trust the unfolding of events in life, which in my case means less anxiety.

This video playing by itself, teaching how to prevent headaches, exactly at that specific moment, corroborates what I've been experiencing through yoga.  Find what serves you (#findwhatfeelsgood) and stick to it, then watch events unravel. Sometimes when you put your two cents, and the stars align, every thing tends to sort itself out.

As Adriene says..."Trust, my friend, trust!"

Thank you Anna and thank you Adriene

Psst! One last case you are new to Snapchat, or you don't already follow Anna over there, you are in for a treat @theannaedit 

P.S. Yoga My Feel Good Workout

Friday, August 26, 2016

How I Incorporated La Roche-Posay SPF Into My Make Up Routine + Video

Behold my new purchase! Actually, the one in the picture above, is for my mom who has dryer skin and doesn't care for tinted SPF. It was a good find. It's a cream but not heavy or dry, like many sunscreens. The application is very similar to a moisturizer. Win!

These are all the sunscreens I bought through this past year. My biggest finding is that #3 doubles as a nice coverage foundation!

1) Anthelios XL 50+ Matte Extreme Fluid: (I use it as an illuminating primer) The first La Roche-Posay sunscreen I ever bought. Still going strong! I was looking for a liquid texture, that wouldn't leave my face looking like a disco ball. This one is perfect for that. It leaves your skin as matte as it can possibly be. 

Perfect for normal/combination to oily skin. The only downside is that you end up looking a bit like Casper, the friendly ghost. But then again this is what makes it a great illuminating primer! If you will be wearing makeup, why not wear this one after your moisturizer, and before your foundation?

2) Anthelios XL 50+ Tinted Dry Touch Gel-Cream: (I use it as a foundation) I only bought it a few weeks ago but never stopped using it ever since. A mousse-like texture with a genuine tint. It's matte and anti shine. Perfection with a pump! The scent is a bit perfume-y but nice, plus it goes away during the day. So it's still in the perfection category...

3) Anthelios XL 50+ Non Perfumed Cream: Perfect for a dryer skin. Feels like applying moisturizer. Very soft and creamy, not tinted but it doesn't leave you looking ghostly either! Such a find for dry skin.

4) Anthelios XL 50+ Tinted Fluid: (I use it as a lighter tinted moisturizer)  Gives a tinted moisturizer effect without the shine. It's not as mattifying as #1 but in my opinion this SPF is still good for a combination skin because it's a bit drying and very light.

Have you ever tried any of these sunscreens? Which one is your favorite? 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Yet Another Short Vlog. Our Road Trip to the Mountains of Cordoba, Argentina.

Hello there! If you like nice music and beautiful scenery this may be the vlog for you. 

Can't get enough of these mountains.

"Panaderia" means Bakery and this one makes the most delicious stollen!

So yes, in a nutshell I'm back at vlogging! This time, it was our road trip to a German Town in Cordoba called Villa General Belgrano. We ate German food, read by the fire, and explored the countryside. Good times!!

Have you ever visited Argentina?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Beautiful Nail Polish Color

It's been a while since I wrote about a favorite nail polish color but this one deserved a post of its own. I've had it in my collection for a while, but the other day, my niece, very cleverly suggested me to wear it. And Oh! the admiration was back. 

It's Essie's Damsel in a Dress. A jewel toned rich color, with hypnotic powers! If you watched my July Favorites you saw it in action (and you know why there's a yellowish string of wool on the bottle, ha!). When the light hits it, burgundy / purple tones make an appearance showing exactly why this one's a winner.

What's your favorite burgundy/purple nail polish color? Do you have this color in your collection?