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I’m Back: Free Makeover in Lisbon + Some News

I’ve been working on the I’m Back – Your Makeover program. We’re offering a total makeover and photoshoot (and some more surprises) to one happy candidate ;) Alexandra is one of the women we’re helping. You can watch her story in the video below (it’s in Portuguese, but you can read the translation below the video) Alexandra wants the help of our I’m Back team because she had two kids in two years and gained some weight. So now she’s feeling insecure about what to wear and wants some help to feel good about the way she looks again. Last Saturday we went to the first anniversary of the NocasWay store, which is where we’ll choose the outfits for the makeover. It has lots of amazing pieces and I shared some of the bracelets I bought there on my instagram. You can watch a video of the store below: Some…

Two Easy Ways to Improve Your Style (Starting Today)

Remember when I took a mini-vacay some weeks ago? At the time I said that I was going to go another day with the whole family and we went, in the Carnival holidays. It was really fun because I didn’t know that Torres Vedras is famous for its Carnival parties, here in Portugal… so I wasn’t expecting to see so many adults dressed in fantasies, everywhere we went. ;) I’d never seen so many men disguised as women and women with fantasies of every kind (from a mini-mouse to a full on elephant). I actually went to a store to buy some fantasies and it was the Carnival mecca – rows and rows of Carnival outfits, wigs, all kind of accessories, etc. Before dinner we went for a walk but the music was so loud that we ran back to the hotel! We mostly stayed at the hotel though, and it…

How to Wear Ripped Jeans (7 Different Ways)

Ripped jeans are a very very VERY casual piece :) So, if you don’t want to look too casual, you need to combine them with more chic / put together / sophisticated pieces or tricks. When I bought my first ripped jeans I felt… powerful! Why? Maybe because it’s a piece I love. The pieces that we really love make us feel happy and that gives us power and energy. On the other side, when you put what you like first, you’re taking care of yourself and showing you think you’re important. A lot of women feel they have to put others first, to do what’s right, but we need to take care of ourselves first, so we can be at our best for the people around us. Ripped jeans aren’t the easiest piece to wear, because some people may react to them – they think you look sloppy. But in…

The Power of Beauty & House Transformation

Last week was chaotic ;)  So during the weekend I just relaxed and rested and I didn’t do any photoshoot. I decided to do a post about a house I remodelled ages ago. I love architecture and interior design and I think you probably like it too,  so I’m going to share  more about it here on the blog  :) I’m also gonna share my house because I’m always changing the decoration! Here are some photos of the before and after of the house I remodelled. I love remodelling houses because I love to see the transformation, I love to enter a old house and imagine how beautiful it can look and I love actually transforming it and see how it becomes amazing! I think beauty is really important to everyone, but for me, it’s especially important. One one side it’s related with feeling comfortable and well, because I just can’t feel comfortable or happy if I’m…

An Easy Way to Choose What to Wear

An easy way to choose what to wear is to ask yourself: “What will I wear today?” And then follow the first image or suggestion that comes to your mind. That’s what I did with this outfit I’m wearing on the post and what I do for practically every outfit I wear. It’s not infallible but it works almost every time :) The audio is in Portuguese but I promise I’ll start making the audios in English soon :). Basically I talk about how, when you really know your style, what you love and the basic rules of styling, you create outfits you love to see on you, and you feel so comfortable and happy about your style that you stop worrying about what other people think. Uma maneira fácil de escolheres o que usar é perguntares a ti própria: “O que vou usar hoje?” E seguires a primeira imagem ou sugestão que te…

How to Have Beautiful Skin

There are lots of ways to learn how to have beautiful skin. The last time I went to the dermatologist, he told me: “- Your skin looks very dull, let’s start by taking care of your skin.” He gave me a lot of very good creams and I noticed the difference. This time I was going to go there again but instead I decided to follow Sofia Vergara’s advice. She’s an actress in the “Modern Family” series, that I love to see with my kids. She’s my age and has great skin (at least it looks like she has ;))! She says that she always used Creme de La Mer (and started many years ago) so I decided to give it a try. You probably already heard about it because the cream is pretty famous. Because it’s expensive and because it makes a difference ;) I only started using it…

What to Buy in Sales (and what I Bought)

Sales are a bit irresistible to me… ;) It’s a good time to buy clothes because you can get pieces at a much better price, but sometimes it takes courage because of all the confusion going on in stores. The best time is right in the morning because everything is more organised and there’s less people. I like to go to sales in the beginning because there are more pieces. And then in the end because there are super cheap things and sometimes you find a cute piece. On the flip side, at that time you won’t find a lot of pieces. To help you choose in the middle of all the confusion, here are some ideas, from pieces I bought and others I wouldn’t mind buying (and I might still buy some ;)). I chose simpler and more basic pieces but sales are a great time to buy trendier…