31 October 2016

​ Lingerie | Halloween Tales II: The vampire and The Violet Vixen corset

Corsets are mystical pieces for me!
Since I can remember I dreamed about having one,
but my body shape seldom meant I couldn't find one that fit me!

That was until The Violet Vixen appeared and my online corset consultation took place!
By adding my measurements and personal preferences,
a consultant suggested that an "underbust" corset in size 20'' would be my best bet!
And she was absolutely right:
the Lucky Ginger waist training underbust corset worked like a charm!

Join me in this Halloween wonderland,
and discover how this beauty fits and feels in the rest of the post!

underbust corset: c/o The Violet Vixen | Halloween roses and skull choker: c/o Zaful | dress: Lefties

Naquele que é o dia mais assustador do ano, apresentar o meu belíssimo primeiro corpete, 
encarnando a vampira (sem dentes afiados!) que há em mim, faz todo o sentido, não acham?

Ao longo desta publicação vou dar-vos a conhecer o "Lucky Ginger", 
um belíssimo corpete "underbust" da loja The Violet Vixen!

Espero que gostem!

29 October 2016

Outfits | ​Ruffling and smiling on!

white ruffled sleeves blouse: c/o SheIn | jeans: Stradivarius | fringed bag: c/o XTI
blue hat: Parfois (similar) | flower scarf: Forever 21 (similar) | white and rose gold sneakers: Adidas superstar 80s
(wearing Comexim Elena in 60HH underneath)


Dramatic sleeves and ruffles are some of the biggest Fall/Winter trends!
The bigger and rufflier the better!
That's why I couldn't resist this blouse from SheInthat totally stole the show in these pictures!
I paired it with simple pieces, including my new fringed XTI bag,
my super comfortable Stradivarius jeans and my white and rose gold Adidas Superstar!

I photographed this with the help of Diogo, in his hometown, Vila Nova de Gaia,
with a delicious view over Oporto and the Douro river...
Hope you enjoy the rest of the pictures!

Have a lovely weekend, y'all!

28 October 2016

Lingerie | ​Charnos Betsy: an underrated surprise!


Nowadays, the full bust market is far from being the desert it once was!
As a young adult, I'm quite partial to bright and colorful colors and prints,
and I currently don't have a lot of struggle to find 28FF bras I love!
However, for the more mature, toned-down crowd, 
discovering a demure unlined bra in neutral colors can be quite a challenge!
That is, if they never heard of Charnos...

This UK based - surprisingly underrated! - brand has been around since 1958,
and creates bras that range from 30-44 and cups A-J!
Their aesthetic is classy and most of their designs offer a natural (non-basketball) shape!

Today I'm presenting you Betsy in 30F, the black bra I picked for my mom!

Let's see how it works in my projected and narrow shape, shall we?


Num mundo onde os gostos não se discutem,
encontrar lingerie que encha as nossas medidas (literalmente!) nem sempre é fácil!
As opções para copas maiores podem, por vezes, não ser aquilo que pretendemos,
seja por serem demasiado aborrecidas ou, por outro lado, demasiado vibrantes!
Para quem procura um soutien confortável, com uma estética mais clássica e madura e um formato discreto,
venho apresentar-vos o Betsy da marca Charnos,
que existe nos tamanhos 30 D-J e 32-38 B-J,
e que podem encontrar a preços muuuuito simpáticos no eBay!

Nas fotos do resto da publicação, estou a usar um 30F,
o tamanho mais próximo do meu habitual em marcas britânicas!

Neste tamanho, ele revelou ter uma profundidade bastante razoável, especialmente no topo, devido à renda elástica,
e uma largura que não importunou as minhas axilas!
A banda, apesar de ser um 30, funcionou bem nas minhas costas que habitualmente exigem um 28.

O Betsy tem uma copa mole quadri-partida,
que oferece um bom suporte e um formato arredondado mas natural.
Apesar de preto, o soutien tem uma renda trabalhada e detalhes delicados e românticos!

Descubram como fica em carne e osso nas fotos do resto da publicação!

Depois digam-me qual é o vosso soutien básico preto de eleição, sim?


25 October 2016

Outfits | Happiness is a cup that tastes (way) better when it's shared!


white t-shirt: c/o C&A | beige jeans: Bershka | navy cardigan: c/o Rosewe | printed scarf: Forever 21 | golden watch: Casio
beige crossbody bag: Michael Kors Selma mini | rose gold white sneakers: Adidas Superstar 80s (similar)



Sharing happy, silly, imperfect portraits is one of my favorite things about this blog...
I love being able to show you don't need to be super curated to smile,
no matter how perfection-obsessed today's society seems to be!
I believe we're slowly moving into a more positive world
and I long for the day each and every girl worldwide will love her reflection!

Hope you enjoy these fall-y pictures taken at a gorgeous Portugal corner, Vila de Conde!

Kisses

23 October 2016

Beauty | Halloween Tales: a pretty scary GOSH makeup!


As a kid raised in the 90s, I am drawn to scary and horror stuff like a moth to the light.
I can't help it!
I've seen as many horror movies as Disney ones, I've read most of R. L. Stine books
and I never thought there was such thing as spending too much time in a cemetery!
That's why, despite being quite underrated in my country,
Halloween as a special place in my delicate dark heart!

This year, I decided to get creative with my GOSH Cosmetics products 
and create a super easy skeleton makeup tutorial!
I think it turned out quite nicely, considering it was my first time doing something like this! 
Hope you enjoy it!

Tell me in the comments if you're going to do some Halloween makeup yourself this year,
okay?
I'm curious!

Kisses!


Talvez não saibam, mas eu cá sou, desde pequenina, uma fã confessa de tudo o que envolva terror...
Como criança que cresceu nos anos 90,
fui bombardeada com aterrorizantes filmes que devorava na companhia da minha tia, 15 anos mais velha,
li praticamente todos os livros do R. L. Stine 
e achava que passar grande parte do tempo em cemitérios não era nada esquisito!

Nesse sentido, apesar de ainda pouco popular entre os portugueses, 
tenho pelo Halloween um carinho especial!
Foi por esse motivo que revolvi puxar pelos meus (embora parcos) dotes de auto-maquilhadora
e criar um pequeno - e muito fácil! - tutorial de maquilhagem para o Dia das Bruxas,
com produtos GOSH!

Descubram como o fiz, passo-a-passo, na publicação completa!
Espero que gostem!

Beijinhos

21 October 2016

Outfits | Easy, girl, it's not the world that's trembling, but your impatient little heart!



beige sweater: c/o C&A | black jeans: c/o SheIn | denim jacket: c/o Abaday | floral skinny scarf: Forever 21
black cross body bag: ZARA | metallic copper sneakers: Adidas Superstar 80s (similar here)
(wearing Comexim Elena in 60HH underneath)

Staring at these pictures make me reminisce my days as a little kid,
particularly one photograph where I'm wearing a denim jacket and rocking a medium hair cut too!

This is my first outfit with my newest hair makeover 
and there's no denying my wavy log is the biggest star of this simple and casual outfit!

Hope you enjoy these fall photographs!

Kisses

20 October 2016

Giveaway | Ganha 1 carteira + 1 par de botas XTI


O Outono traz a vontade de renovar o nosso guarda-fatos,
e por isso é com bastante prazer que me juntei à loja de "nuestros hermanos" de sapatos e acessórios XTI 
para vos trazer este sorteio!

Vou oferecer 2 mimos a 2 leitores: esta carteira preta de franjas e estas botas pretas,
perfeitas para o tempo frio e chuvoso que espreita da janela!


Para se habilitarem a ser um dos vencedores basta seguirem as instruções deste "widget"!
As condições obrigatórias são as que estão a negritoas de partilha são OPCIONAIS!


O sorteio termina dia 4 de Novembro!

Boa sorte a todos!

Algumas informações extra:
1. Sorteio nacional
2. As entradas que aparecem a negrito, sem carregar em "more entries", são as obrigatórias!
(Quem não as cumprir, será desclassificado!)
3. Significa que NÃO é obrigatório partilhar a Giveaway!)
4. O resultado será divulgado no facebook alguns dias após a data de conclusão da Giveaway
e poderá ser visto neste mesmo post, no widget.
5. Os vencedores serão contactado directamente pelo e-mail/perfil de Facebook fornecido ao participar!
(se algum, ou ambos, não responderem em 7 dias, será nomeado um novo vencedor)

18 October 2016

Beauty | My Fall 2016 hair cut makeup: ready, set, chop!



Fall means means falling leaves, falling rain, falling hair...
The new season is an excellent time for new hair cuts and/or colors!
Inspired by that, and because my poor hair was shapeless and ruined by all the summer' salt and sun,
I decided to give it a fresh face: get it shorter and shaggier, with layers, movement and health!

How do you like the result?
Do you think longer is always better or not?

Check the full post to see how it looks from the front!

Have a lovely week, everyone!

16 October 2016

Outfits | Nerding around, not sure to fit in anywhere...


green corduroy skirt and green crochet choker: Forever 21 | striped sweater: C&A
denim jacket: c/o Abaday | chelsea boots: Xti c/o Spartoo (similar) | hair clip: Vilanova | black bag: ZARA
(wearing Ewa Michalak Syrena S in 65F underneath)

If I may so myself, I felt pretty adorable in this outfit...
a Queen B and Hermione Granger mash-up, preppy and nerdy, but in a good way!
(The denim jacket doesn't fit that well in the aesthetic, but hey!, do I ever do?!)
I strolled around the park of a town I don't think I blend in (despite living here for almost 2 years),
but I felt powerful nonetheless, ethereal somehow...

This outfit combo couldn't be simpler,
I paired a corduroy A-line skirt from Forever 21,
with stripes, a cross-body bag from ZARA and simple chelsea boots...
would you wear it too?

Hope you enjoy the rest of the pictures!
Have a lovely week!


14 October 2016

Lingerie | Cleo by Panache Koko moulded plunge bra: an incredible cleavage!


2 years ago, when I finally got tired of my 34Ds and decided to look for the one,
I was still very Victoria's Secret influenced, so I had to get a plunge.
Back in the days, that bra was Neve, the father of Koko moulded plunge from Cleo by Panache,
the model I'm reviewing today in 30F!

Could a plunge bra truly fit a narrow and projected shape?
Let's find out in the full review!


Para qualquer mulher que tenha crescido a ver desfiles da Victoria's Secret, como eu,
o "plunge" é aquele modelo de soutien que impreterivelmente nos salta à cabeça quando pensamos em lingerie!
Perfeito para decotes mais profundos, atrai muitas admiradoras...
mas será que funciona para tamanhos de copas maiores?

Quando comecei a saga de procurar soutiens no meu tamanho certo, há quase 2 anos,
não resisti a ter um "plunge" na minha colecção!
Na altura, era o Neve da Cleo by Panache, o pai do Koko, o modelo de que hoje vos falo!
Usei-o imenso, quer a versão bege, quer a versão em salmão, apesar de não ter o formato ideal para mim!

O Koko, que estou a usar no tamanho 30F, é uma versão melhorada do Neve,
e tal como ele tem a copa moldada (sem costuras), o que faz com que não seja muito profundo,
especialmente na parte inferior da copa.
Como básico para peças decotadas, desculpo-lhe essa falha,
já que não compromete o seu aspecto final sob a roupa!

Podem encontrar este modelo, nos tamanhos 30-38 D-G, na loja portuguesa Dama de Copas!

Descubram como ele assenta em carne e osso no resto da publicação!

Um beijinho!

12 October 2016

Beauty | Bright souls, dark lips: review batom Gosh Velvet Touch "Clove"


This fall, one of the hottest trends is uncovering the little witch that lies within,
and bet in dark lips!
I surrendered to the trend, picking a purple GOSH lipstick!
Discovered which in my full post!

What about you? Do you also love this trend?


Os lábios escuros marcam novamente presença estes Outono,
em tons de castanho, vermelho e roxo.

No contexto do The Gosh Look, apostei num batom da marca num tom escuro e arrojado!

Descubram mais lendo toda a publicação:

10 October 2016

Outfits & Photos & Words | "Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."

white t-shirt: ZARA | dusty cedar fedora hat (similar) and cardigan and floral scarf (similar): Forever 21
skinny jeans: Stradivarius | sneakers: Adidas Superstar 80s metallic copper (in white)
beige bag: Michael Kors Selma mini messenger (similar)

Hi there, everyone!
The second outfit from my Fall "Capsule Wardrobe" is here
and it's an ode to my love for "dusty cedar" - one of my favorite Pantone 2016 colors -
and to my Miami shopping spree as well, since most of these pieces were born in the USA:
the fedora hat, cardigan and floral scarf from Forever 21
and my beloved super cool metallic copper Adidas I was sure to grab at Foot Locker!

I wore this casual outfit to stroll along Monção, a romantic portuguese village,
enjoying the sun, the green, the beauty that surrounded me!

Hope you enjoy the photographs me and Diogo took there!

Kisses

08 October 2016

Outfits & Photos & Words | Modern day princesses wear their gowns with sneakers!


pink t-shirt: ZARA (similar here and here| blush tulle skirt: H&M (similar here and here)
beige and pink sneakers: Saucony Shadow Conneli | pink bag: Kate Spade New York Anne Court (similar)
fur key chain: Aldo (similar here and here) | pink mirrored sunglasses: eBay (similar)


My Fashion Insider is now 7 years old 
and what better way to celebrate than with this modern princess outfit strolling around my country's wonders?!

This is my first outfit with my fall Capsule Wardrobe
and despite being less fall-ish than it probably should, it totally translates my inner peace right now!
I'm happy were I am now!

Hope you enjoy the rest of my sunny pictures!

Have a lovely day!

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