lunes, 21 de mayo de 2018

K-Beauty Wishlist from Wishtrend

Korean Beauty Wishlist

As you may already know, this year I had the opportunity to try my first K-Beauty products and I have been completely obsessed with Korean skincare products since then. I have seen so many improvements on my skin and I had the best experience with those products I have tried from Wishtrend that I thought about sharing with you some other products I would love to try from this site!

Wishtrend is the right place to shop when it comes to K-Beauty, they have many amazing brands and they even have their own line of products, By Wishtrend. In addition, they always offer special promotions and events. From May 24 to May 31 they are doing the Cruelty- Free Brand Week which is a special event to raise awareness of cruelty-free brands as well as to support animal rights. Besides shopping for your favorite skincare products and getting some really cool gifts and benefits with your order, you will be supporting a very important cause! ;)

Therefore, I thought it was a great initiative to share with you here on the blog and also show you which products I would love to get my hands on!! 

1- Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

I have always heard that Vitamin E is very good for the skin so when I saw this mask I got really curious about it. According to the site, this product is perfect for brightening and firming the skin, it has antioxidants and whitening properties so your skin looks hydrated and brighter the next morning after using this mask.

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

2- By Wishtrend TECA 1% Barrier Cream

I saw this product in one of the videos in Wishtrend's Youtube channel and it looks amazing! This is the perfect product to prevent acne scars and to help your skin regenerate, since it contains Centella Asiatica. The TECA 1% Barrier cream will also lighten pigmentation and it will soothe irritated skin.

By Wishtrend TECA 1% Barrier Cream

3- Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask

I think it wouldn't be a K-Beauty wishlist if I didn't include at least one sheet mask! I have been dying to try one of their sheet mask and I think this one would be the perfect product for me. It's full of moisturizing ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Panthenol and Hyaluronic Acid which sounds amazing to add that extra hydration boost to the skin!

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask

So, these would be the top 3 products I would choose from Wishtrend! Don't forget to check out their Cruelty- Free Brand Week from May 24 to May 31 (you can find all the information in the image below), and please let me know if you have tried any of these products or if there is any other Korean product I need to try! ;)

jueves, 17 de mayo de 2018

Why it is OK to go back to a place you already visited

Why it is ok to visit the same place

With summer just around the corner for many of you who are in the northern hemisphere, I can imagine that you are already thinking about your next vacations and when planning this trip you may be faced with this question: Do I visit a new place or maybe I could go back to that city that I have enjoyed so much last year?

We are currently living in a society that is always looking for completing tasks on a list and sometimes looks like traveling has become one more task, in which we need to tick all the places in our bucket list but it doesn't have to be that way. That's why in today's post I would like to talk about the reasons why it is OK to go back to a place that you have already visited in the past and I'm going to share with you a little bit about my personal experience visiting Split for the second time last year. 


Split 2

Split Architecture Details

Split 3

Split Old Town

One may think that visiting the same place again it's pointless with so many beautiful spots on this planet but it doesn't actually mean that you are loosing of everything else just because you chose a city you already know. It could be a great opportunity to explore and discover more of a place you already love! That leads me to the first reason:

1- You can discover new things of that place

When I went to Split for the second time, I had the chance to explore a lot more because I have already visited the main touristic places (you can read everything about my first trip here) so, this time I went to a new beach, I tried different coffee places and restaurants and I even went up to the bell tower which was something I didn't do before and it was totally amazing. I also had the chance to take more pictures and to explore more of the area than during my first visit. That was the main reason why I wanted to go back to Split because I wanted to visit the islands that were close by (for example, Brač island and the amazing Zlatni Rat beach) and that allowed me to have a completely different experience while staying in the same city.

Split Riviera
The beautiful Split Riviera 

Split 4

Split Riviera 2

Split Palm Tree

2- You will experience a nice sense of familiarity

I know it's great to go to a place for the very first time and feel completely surprised by all the new things your eyes are seeing but when you visit a city that you already know you will get a nice sense of familiarity with the place. You will recall all the amazing moments you had there in the past and you will also feel super comfortable moving around there because you already know the place! So that's great!
In my case, when I was in Split again I remembered all the fun moments along with the great people I met there and that instantly put me in a great mood during those days. What's even better is that in the second visit I also had so much fun just like in the first time ;)

Split Old Town 2

Split Old Town Buildings

Split Old Town Cafes

Split Old Town Details

Split Diocletian Palace

Split Diocletian Palace 2

Split Diocletian Palace 3

3- You can relax a lot more

This point is not so obvious but I think that is key. When you are visiting a place for the first time you are likely trying to visit all the main spots and do all the important activities in a few days, before moving to the next destination, which can make you feel a little bit stressful and in a constant rush. But, when you go back to a place you have already visited you can just relax and enjoy it because you already did all the main touristic things, you don't have to worry about how to move around the city, or about getting lost, you already know where everything is located. You are a little bit like a local there and that is a great sensation ;)

Split Old Town Buildings 2

Split Monuments
In this second visit to Split, I finally touched the feet of the Gregory of Nin Statue, people say it brings you good luck 

Split Diocletian Palace 2
One of the gates to the Diocletian's Palace 

Split Bell Tower
The incredible bell tower of Split's Cathedral

Split Diocletian Palace 3
The Peristyle

So the point of this post is to show you that if you feel like you want to go to a place that you already visited last year and that you loved it, that's completely fine! If it makes you happy, just go and don't worry about missing the opportunity of going somewhere else. You will have plenty of opportunities to visit many incredible places, the important thing is to enjoy and do what feels right for you! 

I even feel like I loved Split more after I went the second time because I was able to establish a different connection with the city. In the first time, the days went by so quickly with all the activities I wanted to do that when I went there the second time, I felt like there was a lot I didn't saw because I was in a rush.  Therefore, I totally feel it's OK to go back to a place for the second time if you want to! In my experience it was great!

Split View
The amazing view from the bell tower 

Split View 2

Split View 3

Split Old Town 4

But now I would like to know your thoughts on this topic, do you always go to a new place or have you visited a city more than once? How did you feel? I would love to know your experience ;) 

lunes, 14 de mayo de 2018

New Video: My Nighttime Skincare Routine

Once again it's time for a new video! I'm very excited because I'm still keeping it up with my goal of uploading one video per month on my Youtube channel. I know it's not that much but hopefully, at some point, I will be able to do more videos ;)

This time, I'm going to be showing you my current nighttime skincare routine because I thought it would be much more interesting to see this in a video rather than in a regular post. I also enjoyed a lot filming and, especially, editing this video because I feel like it was a little bit more challenging than the other ones I was doing before. And I also think I was able to apply more resources to show you what I do in my skincare routine at night. 

Also, I hope that in the near future I'm able to get a tripod because that would make things a lot easier since I had some problems with the frame in this video but I hope you don't mind :P I take this as an opportunity to learn and practice my skills. So, without any further talking, I'm going to leave you with the video. I hope you like it and please let me know in case you have any suggestions for things you would like to see on my channel :)

jueves, 10 de mayo de 2018

Ilymix New Sunglasses

I'm super excited to show you a new pair of sunglasses I have recently received from a brand called Ilymix! They have an amazing accessories selection, which includes hats, bags, scarves and, of course, sunglasses. 

All of their items are very trendy and they have many amazing designs so I was very happy to collaborate with them. As I was checking out their site, I went straight to the sunglasses section because they are my favorite accessories along with watches. Sunglasses can make you look instantly cool without making any extra effort. So, I picked up this gorgeous pair of sunglasses and I really like them because they have a very classic design, aviator inspired, but with a few cool touches. 

Ilymix Sunglasses Detail

I feel like this kind of sunglasses suits any face shape perfectly and they are very easy to wear with any outfit. Another great thing about this site is that they offer a wide variety of colors for each sunglasses model but I decided to go for the black one with golden details because I realized I didn't have any pair of sunglasses with this combination. 

They came in a very nice box and a very practical pouch was included with the sunglasses to carry them in your bag. I'm very satisfied with the quality of this sunglasses and I love how they look on my face. 

Ilymix Sunglasses Review

Ilymix Sunglasses Packaging

So, besides sharing with you this quick review of Ilymix sunglasses, I would like to also let you know that you can get a special discount of USD15 in your order by clicking here! ;)

Enjoy your shopping!! :)

lunes, 7 de mayo de 2018

First Impressions: New Products I Bought Recently

First Impressions Seize your Style

This month I thought about doing something different than the Monthly Favorites post I have been doing lately because during April I didn't really have a lot of favorite products to talk about. So, I think it would be best to share the first impressions I have about some new products I tried last month. Let's start!

1- Burt's Bees Coconut & Pear Moisturizing Lip Balm

I run out of my lip balm so I decided to finally give Burt's Bees products a chance. I have been very tempted to try them for a while so I was very excited when I bought this lip balm. I love that this brand uses natural ingredients for their products and this one, in particular, is 100% natural.
The best thing about this lip balm is without a doubt the smell, as the name indicates is made of coconut and pear, so you can imagine that combination!! The smell is so fruity, sweet and delicious! 
On the other hand, the texture is soft and like butter, it runs very smoothly on top of the lips and I feel that it keeps them hydrated for a very long time. So, I'm very happy and satisfied with this product and I'm looking forward to trying more products of this brand in the future. 

Burt's Bees Coconut & Pear Lip Balm

2- L'Oréal Hidra-Total 5 BB Cream 

Recently I also run out of the Kiehl's BB Cream that I was using and I'm still a little sad about it because it was one of my favorite products of last year! But, anyway, life goes on and it was time to find a new one. I decided to try something more affordable this time so I choose this one from L'Oréal and there are a few things that I like a lot and some others that I'm not so sure about. 
What I like about this BB Cream is that is very good in perfecting my skin texture and it also evens my skin tone very well. I see that my skin looks smoother after I applied the product. 
But what I don't like is that there was only one shade available and it's a little bit light for me but as BB Creams, in general, are not high coverage I feel like it ends up blending with my skin tone somehow. 
Also, this BB Cream has SPF20 which is nice to have but compared to the Kiehl's one it's a little bit low because Kiehl's BB Cream has SPF50. However, I feel like, in overall, is a good product for the price you pay.

L'Oréal Hidra-Total BB Cream

L'Oréal Hidra-Total BB Cream Detail

L'Oréal Hidra-Total BB Cream Shade

3- Garnier Fructis Oil Repair Liso Coco Shampoo

I have been obsessed with this line of Garnier hair products, I was using their Oil Repair treatment, shampoo, and conditioner, so when I saw that they have launched a new one with coconut oil I knew I had to try it!
This shampoo is designed to smooth and straighten rebel and frizzy hair and that is also what made me buy this product. But, even though the coconut scent this product has is amazing, I'm not seeing such good results when it comes to controlling the frizz. 
I'm still going to give this shampoo a chance because we have been having the craziest, rainy and humid weeks here in Buenos Aires, so maybe there was no way of escaping frizz with this weather. I'll see how it goes on a less humid day. 

Garnier Fructis Oil Repair Liso Coco Shampoo

4- Herbal Essences Pure Renew Argan Oil Conditioner

I'm going to confess I have an obsession with trying new hair products, I can't help it! Whenever there is a new hair product I have to give it a go, even if my current hair routine was working pretty well. 
So, when I saw this new Pure Renew line by Herbal Essences I got very intrigued because I had some good results with this brand in the past. 
All of the product from this line have antioxidants, aloe, and sea kelp and they are designed to renew your hair fiber.  It also doesn't contain any paraben, salt or colorants which makes it very mild. 
I have picked the one with Argan Oil, which is supposed to repair the hair. I have used it once and I could fell that my hair was smoother and softer.  The texture of this conditioner is very light and the scent is nice and a little bit sweet. 
So far, I really like it but we will see how it goes when I use it more. 

Herbal Essences Pure Renew Argan Oil Conditioner

That's it for today! Those were the 4 new products I have been trying last month and my first impressions! I would love to know what do you think about this kind of post! If you like it better than Monthly Favorites post. Also, let me know if you have tried any of this products! ;)