Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weekly Handbags Update




This week was very important in defining measurements and also deciding on the leather that I will be using for the handbags.

I'm very happy with the leather colors I picked because all I want for this collection is to be elegant and with excellent quality materials, but also to be functional, comfortable, and chic! Wow, very high standards, ha ha! I really want these bags to be the ones you reach for every time. The ones that save the day or the night. I want them to be practical as well as beautiful. 

I also show you some beautiful fall trees, my weekly manicure and chat a bit during the school run.






I hope you enjoy and consider subscribing to my channel for weekly videos.

Thank you for watching!

Alu





P.S. What was your favorite leather sample color?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Optimism Protects our Brain






















As you may already know, I'm a Professional Counselor and this blog is not always about makeup, fashion and handbags. Although I really like those lovely topics, I also enjoy a psychological update from time to time.

Today I talk about optimism and how it ends up being a self fulfilling prophecy. It's a scientific fact that optimism is linked to less health problems and a longer life. If optimism is our ally why not introduce it into our daily lives. 

Here's how to do so.





P.S. Mindfulness


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fall is Here & Handbags Are Finally in The Making
























Just a quick business update to let you know that everything is starting to shape up. Excitement levels are rising! We'll see what next week brings.

Thank you for watching!

P.S. I'm also excited about fall fashion, yay! 


Thursday, April 20, 2017

How To Apply Face and Eye Cream























In this video you will find a demonstration on how to apply face cream and eye cream. It also comes with a sleeping dog (Flopy) and a face mask review! :)

I hope you have fun watching and that you consider subscribing to my channel

Thank you for watching!



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Caudalie Haul & First Impressions


Hello my beautiful friends!

I was a bit too excited when filming this video, and then when it came to editing all I could think was: "Really? Calm down a little woman!" Ha!

But the truth is I'm still over the moon with these CaudalĂ­e products. It's one of my favorite french skin care brands. Natural products, not tested on animals, and they all smell like fresh fruit! It's as if you are slapping on grape and citrus and then in the morning you find your face miraculously plump and dewy. 




Here's a list of the products mentioned in this video with links, in case you want to give it a try. Enjoy!

Caudalie Premier Cru, The Cream-1.7 oz http://amzn.to/2oeDzI9
Caudalie Premier Cru, Eye Cream http://amzn.to/2oeDILH
Caudalie Glow Activating Serum http://amzn.to/2oLAsdS
Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser http://amzn.to/2oCQNB9 
Caudalie Radiant Serum Complexion Correcting 
http://amzn.to/2oLFcQZ
Lancome La Base Perfecting Makeup Primer http://amzn.to/2oiGQ8P
Real Techniques Blush Brush http://amzn.to/2pEoMqA
Lancome Energie de Vie http://amzn.to/2nQ10LM
Caudalie Instant Detox Mask http://amzn.to/2oz0b7p
Sephora Eye Mask Pearl http://amzn.to/2oLEAe4








































Happy Easter and Happy week!


Alina

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Zara Haul & Try On























Hello! Today I'm very excited to share some fun pieces I added to my closet recently. 

Some of them you've already seen in previous videos. A warning though...these are stills taken from the actual videos, hence the weird faces! Ha!


Exhibit A.






















And exhibit B.


























There are also new clothes that I'm very excited to start wearing.

So, have a watch and please let me know which pieces are your favorite.





Thank you for watching!

Alina






Sunday, April 9, 2017

Starting a Handbag Business While Being a Mom






















When you have other things going on in your life, starting a business is a process that takes time. I'm exactly there now. Expecting it to grow in the upcoming months. There are also mom stuff that needs to be taken care of, banana breads, headaches and of course, the necessary shopping at Zara. 

I hope you like this video and enjoy watching it !

Alu

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Simple Things of Life



Did you know that including appreciation of what we have, and what we do, as part of a daily habit, has been proven to improve our mood and well being?

As I was sipping my coffee the other day, and waiting for my Therapy session to start, I decided to list 7 ways that help me feel better, cozy, and fuzzy inside.

I also remembered what I'd read in a book by Pilar Sordo, the renowned Chilean Psychologist,  and I had to include it (because it's that good!)...more on that in this video.

What are things that you enjoy everyday? 



Sunday, April 2, 2017

Another Sunday Vlog



In this video you will find that I did some shopping, Mac included, cleaned the kitchen while our dog rested, and had a lot of coffee! Such riveting content, this time, ha!

I also worked on my handbag business but everything within a #momlife kind of framework.

I hope you enjoy it!