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7 Days In Rotterdam, Netherlands!

Hey everyone!

On July 20, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., I was boarding the plane to Netherlands. One of the countries that has always been on my bucket list to visit. I was in Rotterdam for a week and it was fantastic not only for the beauty of the city buildings, museums and landscapes but also for the fact that I can say that I was present in the hottest summer of Holland, including one night the temperature registered was the highest that has ever existed since there are meteorological records. Pretty cool, huh? It was around 30 degrees Celsius every day (which is very rare in the Netherlands), which did not make it easy to walk around or sleep at night. But other than that, it was an incredible experience.

The first day consisted of relaxing, being with the family and getting to know a bit of Rotterdam. We went to visit the famous cube houses and a fair in city center. Since it was so hot, I wore my black jumper (Primark), sandals (Primark) and a colored hair band (Stradivarius) so that my hair was out of my face and add a pop of color to the outfit.

We visited the mills of Kinderdijk (about 25 km from Rotterdam), another well-known place of the Netherlands, where we can observe a huge landscape with the mills and listen to its history and importance to the country.

It was not a trip to Holland if we didn't visit Amsterdam. About an hour from Rotterdam, we left in the morning to enjoy a day in the capital. It is undoubtedly a spectacular city, full of life and places to know and visit. We spent about four hours there strolling the streets, and I even stood in front of the Anne Frank's house, something I wanted to visit but will have to wait for the another time. 

Both Rotterdam and Amsterdam surprised me greatly and exceeded all my expectations. If I had to describe in 5 words what struck me the most this week might be: architecture, landscapes, nature, flowers and without a shadow of a doubt ... BICYCLES! They were everywhere.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, if you want to know more, comment and I will respond to everything. It's extremely important if you also give me suggestions of posts you would like to see in the future, please! Thank you and have a wonderful day!
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Gigi Hadid's style!

Hello everybody, today I'm sharing with you some of my favorite Gigi Hadid's looks. As some of you (or all of you) may know Gigi is a Victoria's Secret model and it is very well known not only for her modeling career but also for her amazing style. Tought I'd share with you some of my favorite looks, her street style and also some dresses that she wore for a red carpet.

As you can tell by these photos Gigi loves a good pair of sunglasses, and to be honest I think it can really complement an outfit, it is a great acessory even tho she probably wears them more because of th paparazzi.
These looks are all quite casual but still very put together, they're stylish and she can definitly rock them.

Here are my top 3 looks for a red carpet, specially the red one, I think it looks stunning
on her. The black one is also amazing, very edgy yet simple. The gold one is a dress that in the hanger you'd think "how could she pull that of?", well... she definitly does! 

Hope you liked this post, tell me if you also like her style, and which outfit you like the most. Also let me know who are your favorite stylish celebrities. Thanks for stopping by.

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New start!

Hello everyone! How are you all doing? Long time no see! As you can tell by the tittle I decided to jump back in this beautiful and wonderful world of blogging. 
As some of you know (and if you do, thank you from the bottom of my heart) I started blogging in 2013. It was one of the best things I've ever done and it made me feel amazing knowing I was persuing something that I loved (still do) and sharing my toughts and opinions with you. I've had some times where I stopped blogging for a while cause my life got busier with college or I didn't feel as if I was making a difference in here, really doubting my content and I tought I wasn't creating "cool", and fun blog posts for you to read. 
Now I'm at a place where I feel ok with just being myself like I've always been and sharing my opinions and my view on thing and hoppefully you like it and read it! 
If my advice for anyone who's trying to start blogging or even when I see someone on youtube I like to see the people for what they are, their personality, their flaws, their humor, that is what makes me want to keep following that person. Seeing how genuine and passionate they are. I don't think anyone can be "successful" by showing people "what they want to see" and putting up a different personality to be the "perfect person", that doesn't work and people catch up on that.
So I need to stop worring about "oh what difference do I make by posting this, I don't think people will want to read it..." and just post it becase it is me, I tought about it, I like it and maybe people will like it too! Of course some people will like it more than others but that's just life, we can never please everyone. That's humanly impossible, and it's totally ok. 
I'm not trying to make this blog post super long, just wanted to bring some positivity into my first post since I haven't posted in a while and it would feel weird just doing like "my favorite beauty products at the moment" kinda post. Maybe you can in the comments tell me if you've ever felt this way and tell me what are you most excited by summer 2017? I'm excited to go on vacation with my family and boyfriend to the North here in Portugal. It's one of my favorite places to go, I really feel at piece there and relaxed.

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Current Favourites!

Hello everyone, how are you all doing? Well I hope! So today's post is somenthing that I haven't done for so long, and it is a current favourites. I don't usually do monthly favourites just because I don't really try that much products in order to have new favourites every month so I'm doing a current favourites which basically consists of all the products and things that I've been loving for the past few months.

Garnier Fructis - Shampoo and Conditioner
Sephora - Hand cream
Revlon - Body lotion

The first product is a shampoo and conditioner, from the brand Garnier, it's a very affordable brand I believe both of them is probably like 5-7 euros and to be honest from all the shampoos and all the conditioners that I've tried I find myself always going back to these two. I have dry hair but it can get oily at the roots and I see such a difference when I use this shampoo. It makes my hair very soft and fresh, and when I blow dry it and style it, it has an amazing feel to it. Sometimes right after taking a shower and blow dried my hair, at the roots it starts to have that greasy feeling which I hate and this shampoo does an amazing job at not doing that.

Second, I've also been really liking this hand cream by sephora it smells amazing, I used it pretty much throught the summer and it left my hands feeling lush since I have pretty dry hands, it also smells like mangos which is a total plus because it's one of my favourite scents (and fruit).

Lastly for this "body care" routine, I've also been really liking the Revlon body lotion. I don't really like to put on body lotion after taking a shower because it takes a long time specially if it is a thick lotion which in that case I will not be using it because I absolutely hate the feeling of sticky skin, and if you're like me you'll love this product because it is very light and you apply it in literally seconds.

Batiste - Dry Shampoo
Equivalenza - Perfume
Catrice - Concealer
Rimmel - Natural Bronzer

Now for the beauty part, I've been obsessed with this dry shampoo by batiste, it is really a life saver for those days that you wake up late and don't have time to take a shower and your hair is getting a little bit greasy, this will seriously leave your hair feeling fresh and smooth.

This next one is a perfume by Equivalenza which is a store that does "replicas" of some perfume brands, this one I can't really tell you what it is because it was a gift but it smells very flowery, fresh and a little bit sweet.

Now for makeup I've used pretty much this whole concealer by Catrice, it is very nice, it has an amazing coverage and a little bit goes a long way, the only down side is that you have to be quick while applying it because it dries quite fast.

Lastly is the Rimmel, Natural Bronzer. I've been using this product every day, it is very natural, it doesn't have a lot of shimmer I would say it's pretty matte on the skin.

Now for the last one it is a book that I'm pretty sure most of you book worms already read, and it is Girl on the train by Paula Hawkins. The one in the picture is the portuguese version and I absolutely loved it, I loved it so much I read it in 2/3 days ahah. I'm also really excited now to go see the movie on the cinema.

This is not really a current favourites because I haven't really tried them but I got them from a store online and I am in love, they're so gorgeous and fell like good quality so I decided to show them to you.

Thank you so much for reading, hope you liked this post, tell me in the comments your favourites at the moment and what you're most excited about Autumn. 

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Carrot and Cinnamon Cake Recipe!

Hello everyone, how are you all? First I'd like to apologize for not posting for a while, now I'm back with one of my favorite recipes for this season, which is the best season eveeer. Autumn is here, you can start layer your clothes, wear boots, chill days, hot chocolates, halloween and *whispers* christmas is only two months away...

This is a recipe perfect for this time of the year, joined with a hot cup of tea.

60 min, Easy

4 eggs
4 carrots
1 tea cup of sugar
2 teacups of plainflower
1/2 teacup of cooking oil
1 tea spoon of baking powder
1 tea spoon of cinnamon
Powdered sugar

Pre-heat the oven at 180º.
Peal the carrots and grate them. Separate the egg yolks and the egg whites into 2 seperate bowls. Stir the egg whites until a solid consistency, then add the sugar to the egg yolks mix the sugar and yolks until it's nice and smooth, then add the egg whites and beat everything together for a couple minutes for a smooth consistency.
Add to the mixture the cooking oil, little by little white beating everthing together.
Add in the cinnamon and the grated carrots to the mixture and stir everything together for 2-4 minutes.
Finally add in the flower and the baking powder.
Pour everything into a prepared baking tin (buttered tin with plain flower in my case), and put it in the oven for about 35 minutes.
Once cold, add some powdered sugar for some decoration and to add a little bit of extra sweetness.

Hope you liked this post, tell me if you've tried it or not and also tell me what's your favourite recipe to do in Autumn. 

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My Pamper Routine

Hello everyone how are you all doing? Well I hope. So for today's post I decided to show you what I like to do when I'm feeling a bit down or just simply want to relax a bit and take good care of myself for a couple hours, and that is a pamper session. I love to do this at least once a week, I think it's very important to take some hours out of your schedule to take care not only of your body but also your mind. Here are some pictures of what I like to do, and I'll talk you through all of them. Hope you like!

 First of all I like to tidy up my room, light up some candles and turn on my fairy lights, this is a very importante step for me because I like the feeling of having my room all nice and tidy, and cozy with all the candles and fairy lights.
The candles that I'm using smell like vanilla and others like apple and cinnamon, which are my favorite scents.

And of course we can not miss a nice hot bubble bath, it's so relaxing to chill in the bath with a few candles, either reading or listening to your favorite tunes, whatever you feel like it. 
In my bath I used some bath minerals and a bit of shower gel to create some bubbles. What is a bath without bubbles am I right?

Next I like to take a proper shower, because I can never feel 100% clean with a bath. I use my shampoo and conditioner and then a serum for the ends of my hair.
For my body/face I use my every day routine products, which are:

Dove - body lotion
NativaSpa - Handcream
Avéne - cleansing face gel 

After all this I put on my onesie and go either watch a movie, or do whatever I'm feeling in that moment you can just do whatever it relaxes you, for example: read a book, eat or bake some cookies/cakes, do your makeup or watch tv, it's your time and you should do what makes you happy.

Alright, I hope you liked this post, and I'd love to know if you like to do this kind of pamper sessions, and what you do in yours, leave a comment below telling me, I'd love to hear from you, thank you so much for stopping by! 

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


  • 100 g of sugar
  • 90 g of melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 200 g of wheat flour
  • 170 g of chocolate chips (I use a whole milk chocolate bar)

How to:

  • Preheat the oven to 175ºc.
  • Cut the chocolate bar into tiny little cubes.
  • Beat the butter, the sugar, the melted butter and the vanilla extract together until it's all blended.
  • Next, add to the mixture the milk, the flour and the chocolate.
  • Now, with a spoon take some of the mixture and pop onto a lined baking tray. Mind the space between them because they grow a little and spread.
  • Finally, pop them in the oven and let them cook for 15 min, until they are slightly golden and you can see a brown color appearing under the cookie. 
  • I usually don't leave them until they're too golden cause they tend to get harder when you take them out of the oven, and I like them a bit more gooey. 

Alright, I hoped you liked this little post, I decided to bring something different and it's a recipe that I've been using for quite some time so why not share with you. Let me know in the comments some of your suggestions or even if you are going to try this out. I would love to know, thank you so much I hope you have a lovely week.

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