lunes, 23 de diciembre de 2019

How I fell back in love with sending cards?



I remember when I was a child I used to love received cards from my birthday. I loved receiving nice words from my friends and being able to re-read them again whenever I felt like it. For some reason, that habit was somehow lost. People in my home country Argentina are not so keen on writing and sending cards anymore for birthdays, weddings or Christmas and I really feel like it's a very nice thing to do. To take the time to write something nice to the people we love, to tell them how thankful we are for having them in our lives. Sometimes only that is a gift on itself. 

When I moved last year to Croatia, I have noticed that people here a little bit more formal than Argentinians, so it's very common that your friends write cards for you whenever they have the opportunity. So since I have come here, I have fallen back in love with writing cards and to send them to my family back home. This is my way to be present with them as well regardless of the distance. 

Christmas is definitely the perfect time to reflect upon all the nice people we have in our lives and it's also the perfect chance to express our love and gratitude to them. It doesn't matter if it's for a friend, for our family, our partner or a very thoughtful coworker, it's always a nice exercise to share some positivity, light, and love in this holiday period. 



I feel like printed cards are a very nice detail nowadays when everything is digitalized but in this globalized world in which we are living, sometimes we would need to send cards to different corners of the planet, which is definitely my case. So I found it very convenient that a service like Paperless Post exists because it has helped me a lot in sending all my Christmas cards to my friends and family in a very fast and practical way. 

Also, I really like that their concept is a little bit different from the regular e-cards we can find online. You can find cards with incredibly beautiful and chic designs by world-famous designers and with the benefit that you can send them through the web. Something that I find very practical when you perhaps don't know the physical address of all your friends but you have an email address for sure ;) Their idea is that you have the same experience of receiving a printed card but in a digital form, something I find very smart and innovative. 

In addition, this is a very eco-friendly option because there is no paper involved and you don't have to worry that your cards get lost in the mail, which is something that may happen sometimes with the regular mail service.

So I would like to invite you all to express yourself during this holiday season, to be thankful for those amazing people we are lucky to have in our lives and tell them how much they mean to us with a very nice Christmas card.

miércoles, 13 de marzo de 2019

Zara SS 2019 Accessories Wishlist



Since I have been living in Europe I started to long for the summer a lot more than what I did when I was living in Argentina. Actually, when I was living there I never got excited about summer but now after spending the whole winter in Croatia, I can't wait to start wearing dresses, skirts, lighter fabrics, sandals, etc. 

And the new collections popping up in the different stores here make me even more excited for the warmer days to come. A few days ago I went to Zara with some friends and I fell in love with their whole Spring Summer collection. There were so many beautiful and interesting colors and fabrics but what caught my eye the most were the accessories, especially the shoes and bags! I really want to get them all!!

This was definitely my inspiration to write today's post which is a wishlist on my favorite pieces from Zara, in regards to shoes and bags. In addition, who doesn't love a new bag or a new pair of sandals to start the new season?

Let's start with the shoes. I picked mostly sandals because I really loved the simple and clean designs and colors. These are the type of sandals that you can wear throughout Spring and Summer with absolutely anything from your wardrobe. They are absolutely versatile and also very chic. 







I have also added these flats because I think they are made with very interesting material and they look very interesting and original. And last but not the least from my shoe selection I have picked the espadrilles because they are one of my favorite items to wear in the summer. These ones look very comfortable and I also love that they look similar to the Chanel ones. 





When it comes to the bags I have to say that I have fallen in love with each and every one of these bags! Zara has definitely done a great job with their bag collection because all the designs and material look incredible. They are so full of details and every piece has something special. 





Also, I couldn't be happier that the basket/straw bag trend is still ongoing for this season because it was one of my favorites trends from last summer, and this has extended to more pieces like shoes or belts but we will talk about that in another post. In addition, I'm currently loving the seashell trend, which I have seen not only in bags but also in jewelry and belts as well. I think the seashell details look gorgeous and they transport you to the beach immediately. 







I can't wait for Spring to start so I can wear some of these pieces!! What are your favorite trends for this new season? Are also excited to get some new items for your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments :)

lunes, 8 de octubre de 2018

Fall Wishlist 2018



After a really long time of not posting here, I'm finally back! It was really strange for me not to be present on the blogosphere since I have been posting consistently for the last four years. The thing is that the last two months were full of big changes for me, so I really had to concentrate on those changes and put my blog aside for a little while but now I have started posting again I will hopefully continue the same way as before. 

Anyway, for today's post, I wanted to do something very quick and share with you some of my favorite pieces for this new season! Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons because you can mix a lot of different pieces and as the weather changes, I feel like you have the chance to wear almost anything in your closet. 



The pieces I have been more drawn to lately are definitely boots, jackets, cozy sweaters (find here a good selection of women sweater) and hats! These articles are the staples of a fall wardrobe. 




When it comes to picking colors for this season, I feel like neutral colors are the stars of fall! Nothing looks better than a classic grey knit or a camel coat. And if you want to add some more fun to your closet, you can always pick some animal print (another star of the season) which works exactly like a neutral but it's much more interesting. 



I really hope you like this post and I would love to know which trends are you loving lately? Did you also jump to the leopard print bandwagon? Let me know in the comments!! :)

lunes, 27 de agosto de 2018

Guest Post: 4 Beauty Choices You Might Regret in the Future


It seems like wherever we look, there are new ways we can improve our bodies and take them one step closer to perfection. And while we all know very well that perfection is unattainable, we still like to feel like we are doing all we can to look as good as possible. But what happens when a procedure that was supposed to make us beautiful goes wrong? Well, instances aren’t that common, but there are some procedures that we might just regret doing down the line, even if we are satisfied with the results that we see at the moment.

Over-dyed hair


Who doesn’t love playing around with different colors and trends with a body part so expendable as hair? There’s always the good old “It will grow back!”, as if we are really ready to wait for years to get our hair to a decent state. The biggest problem with hair dyeing is the bleaching part. A lot of colors require hair to be bleached before they are applied, and bleaching is just about the worst thing you can do to your hair. This especially goes for Australian girls and other women that spend a lot of time in sunny weather, as direct sunlight will make the hair even lighter, dryer and more brittle. Do yourself a favor and try to stick to colors that don’t require bleaching, and if you absolutely don’t want to miss out on it, use a lot of nourishing masks when you wash your hair and sun protection when you go out.

Tanning to oblivion


Everyone likes to have a bit of a tan going on. It makes the body look more toned, gives us a healthy glow and overall makes us look like we’ve just stepped off a beach. But getting the tan is a whole different story. Let’s first start with fake tans. Whether you spray, smear or drop, artificial tans that you apply over your skin can end up going off in blotches, leaving you with a patchy tan. Secondly, they can permanently stain your skin – but not in a good way. Next, if you are going the natural route and tanning on the beach, you will get a healthy tan – but only if you’re careful. Overexposure to constant sun, like it happens in Australia, leaves girls with sun spots all over their bodies and pigmentation removal is definitely sought after. To avoid this, always put on sunscreen and only spend time in the direct sun during mornings and evenings. Try to completely avoid tanning beds, because they have continuously been proven to increase risks of melanoma and different types of skin cancer.

Eyebrow tattoos

Before we had microblading – which is a lighter version of makeup tattooing – we had full-on eyebrow tattooing, which is still used today. There is no need to mention that tattoos are permanent, and one little mistake on an obvious spot like the middle of your face can be quite disastrous. So if you really want to permanently fill in your eyebrows, wear the look drawn on with a pencil for a few days first and see how you like it before committing to it, and then go for microblading, which is only semi-permanent and will fade over time.

Face fillers


Everything from your lips to your cheekbones can now be poked and filled with a variety of solutions to make them look full, plump and symmetrical. But with the rise in demand, there have been more and more places popping up where people who are very far from professionals administer these fillers – which can be very dangerous if not handled properly. After all, botox is the most deadly chemical in the world. So if you don’t want to end up with lips that burst open, cheeks that run down your face and a forehead that looks like you got stung by a bee, make sure you visit professionals and ask for other options to get your desired look. There are plenty more ways to look young than filling your face with chemicals.

Guest Post was written by Brigitte Evans Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant and an editor for highstylife.com

jueves, 23 de agosto de 2018

New Skincare Products

New Skincare Products


That time when you run out of your favorite skincare products always comes. Sooner or later we need to re-buy them or in my case, sometimes I like to take that opportunity to try something new. 

A few weeks ago I ran out of my day and night creams (which I have bought back when I was traveling) so there wasn't a chance I could find the same exact products here in Argentina. So, I went to the drugstore in the search for some new and affordable skincare products to add to my routine and this is what I have found!

L'Oréal Hidra-Total 5

I have been loving a lot of L'Oréal products lately (like their concealer, mascaras, and BB Cream) so I thought I could give them a chance and try one of their skincare products. I choose the Hidra-Total 5 daily moisturizing cream because it looked quite interesting. It's supposed to provide 24-hour hydration to the skin, while also nourishing, brightening and toning it. What I also like about this product is that it has UV protection which is very important for a daytime cream. 
This product is designed for normal skin and it's working very well on my face. I feel that my skin is hydrated throughout the day. What I also love about this cream is that it has a very light texture and it absorbs very quickly, so I can complete my morning skincare routine within minutes :)

L'Oréal Hidra-Total 5

Tortulan Nourishing Night Cream 

I'm still in love with this Argentinian brand and so far I haven't found a product from them that I didn't like. After I also ran out of my night cream and decided to try something from their range of products and I'm very satisfied with it.
Their nourishing night cream is very simple but effective, it contains vitamin A and E which help the skin to recover their natural nutrition and contribute to regenerate the skin overnight. The texture of this cream is also quite light and it absorbs very quickly as well. It doesn't have a particular scent, it's very neutral and soft. 
Plus, the price of this product is very affordable and you get 110ml, that's like twice the amount of some other creams on the market. So you do get a lot of value for your money here.

Tortulan Crema Nutritiva de Noche


Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Gel Cleanser

I have been using Neutrogena products for many many years now and I always like to try something more from this brand. I think it was last month that I bought this cleansing gel and I have been using it every day. Again this product has a very good price and you are getting a massive amount (354ml)!
This cleansing gel is very delicate with the skin but it does a great job with taking out all of the dirt and impurities from the day. I normally use it every morning when I wake up and then in the evenings after I removed my make up. My face feels completely clean and refreshed after using this product so I'm very happy with the results right now!

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle

Well, these have been the new skincare products that I have bought recently and that I have added to my routine. I hope you find this post useful and I would love to know if you have tried any new skincare products lately? Tell me in the comments!! :)