October 23, 2017

Links I'm Loving // October, 2017.

Heeello, everyone!

I decide to take a little break from daily blogging because, honestly, I just needed it. I was tired and I felt like I had to take one day off to regroup and think about the content I'm creating. I only want to blog about things that matter to me and be 100% happy and proud of this blog, so that's why I decided to take one step back and skip a day. This weekend was also the end of my sister's birthday celebrations (if you follow me on IG, you know what we've been up to) and I spent all day yesterday organizing a little dinner for her and her closest friends. 

But, I'm back today! I've been collecting these links to share with you guys for awhile now and since one of them is a halloween makeup tutorial I thought I should do it sooner rather than later. I think I'm going to start trying out some halloween looks tomorrow and I'm super excited. Honestly, I love playing with makeup and I'll take any excuse I can get! Anyway, let's get to the links! 

10 Best Spooky Reads // I've been on a reading quick lately. If you've been following me for any amount of time, you probably already know that I read a lot. However, I've been on a major reading slump lately. I don't know why, but I haven't felt motivated to read and I've spent a lot of time watching TV, which is not the best for my brain or anxiety. So, I've been trying really hard to motivated myself back to reading and getting into the Halloween spirit has really helped. I'm usually a big fan of thrillers and muder mysteries, but I've never branched out into horror or anything like, so this list was really helpful!

Healthy Comfort Food // I live for comfort food, but I've trying really hard to make better food choices this month. I really want to work out more and just get in shape until the end of the year. So, healthy comfort food it is! This are not the healthiest recipes, but they're better than indulging in a box of cookies - there's nothing wrong with doing that, I've just been trying to loose some weight lately for health reasons and because I honestly want to. These recipes are super easy to follow and, trust me, if I'm able to pull them off, you will too.  

Zombie Bride Halloween Tutorial // Like I said, tomorrow I'm gonna start testing out some halloween makeup looks and I've been doing some research to figure out which ones I really want to try. Halloween is not big here where I live and I don't think I'll be going to any parties or anything like that. I'm just doing these looks for fun because I really enjoy experiencing with makeup. This one caught my eye because it's fairly easy and it has some tricks that could be used for other looks too. 

FemmeHead // If you're into minimalism, this is the channel for you - specially (but not exclusively) if you're a woman because she also has a lot of videos on periods and things like that. I've been following FemmeHead for awhile now and I can't believe I haven't talked about this channel before. We're going into summer here where I live and I've doing a lot of cleaning and decluttering to adjust to the new season. As you know, I live in Brazil we get summer weather for the majority of the year, so I wanted to put together some sort of capsule wardrobe and FemmeHead is always the place I turn to for minimalism/zero waste inspiration. 

Igniting A Workout Routine When You're Overweight // First of all, you don't need to loose weight. You're perfect the way you are right now and no one should tell you otherwise. However, if you've been thinking about loosing weight, getting more toned or just for health reasons you want to start a workout routine, I think you'd really enjoy this article. 

That's all I have for today, guys! I hope you're all having a wonderful Monday so far. I've been taking things slow today because I'm not really feeling myself, but I'm sure I'll snap out of it soon. Let me know on the comments if you have the chance to check out any of the links and which one is your favorite. I love hearing from you and your feedback is always important!

Do you have any links to share?
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Thanks so much for reading and I'll talk to you soon! 


October 20, 2017

Halloween Playlist // Blogtober, 2017.

Heeello, everyone!

It's been a hot minute since I've shared a playlist with you guys, so that's what we're doing today. I've been loving doing these seasonal playlists but, let me tell you, putting together a Halloween Playlist was a little challenging. However, I'm a resourceful woman and, if I do say so myself, this playlist turned out to be really cool. As always, there's a little bit of everything: Taylor Swift, Micheal Jackson and the Weird Sisters (the band that played at the Yule Ball in the Harry Potter movies - I know, I'm a nerd and I'm not ashamed).

Talking about Taylor Swift, where the heck is her new album? I'm dying over here, Taylor! We need more than two songs. Anyway, I made this playlist on Spotify, so if you also have an account there, you can just click over here and it will take you right to the playlist - if you're reading this on your phone, it can also choose to open it straight in the app. Honestly, I'm loving blogtober because now I have an excuse to go completely overboard with Halloween. But we're not gonna get into that because I can spend hours writing about how much I love Halloween... Ok, let's get to the playlist!

Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift.
Bones - The Killers.
Cross Your Mind - Wingtip, morgxn.
Surround Me - L√ČON.
Avalanrche - WALK THE MOON.
Out Of The Woods - Taylor Swift. 
youarefire - LANY.
Bad Things - Jace Everett.
I Put A Spell On You - Annie Lennox.
Thriller - Micheal Jackson.
Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
This Is The Night - Weird Sisters.
Do The Hippogriff - Weird Sisters.
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker.
Demons - Imagine Dragons.
Wonderland - Taylor Swift. 
Miracle Worker - SuperHeavy.

That's it, guys! I hope you guys enjoy this playlist and if you want more playlists, I have a bunch of them on the blog - for literally every season or occasion. This one has some of my favorite singers and bands, like Walk The Moon and LANY, so I'd highly recommend checking out more of their songs. I've recently saw Walk The Moon live and I kinda freaked out, they're really good. I love doing these playlists because I feel like I'm always listening to the same songs and albums, so this is the perfect excuse to branch out a little. If you have any songs you think I might have missed or if you'd like to recommend something, please leave it in the comments below or chat with me on social media. I'd love to hear from you!

Do you have any songs to add?

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll talk to you soon! 


October 19, 2017

BLOGTOBER // Spookathon TBR.

Heeello, everyone!

I was debating whether or not I should join this readathon, but I need to shorten my TBR and get some books read, so here we are. The spookathon started on Monday and I know I'm a bit late, but it ends on the Sunday, so we still have time. This one is hosted by BooksandLala and you can watch her announcement video here or keep up with the spookathon on twitter. I'll be sharing my current reads and keeping you guys updated on my twitter and IG, so if you want to know what's up, you can follow me over there too. 

There are five challenges and I know I won't be able to read 5 books in a week, because I have a life and everything, but I will try. I only chose books that have been on my TBR for a while now and I really want to read them so I can move on. I'm setting aside Friday night and Saturday morning to really make so progress, but we'll see how things go. 

ONE // Read a thriller.

I'm currently reading this one right now and I'm really enjoying it. I know Gillian Flynn's books are super hyped, but I think they're it's justifiable - she's really good. I loved Gone Girl and Dark Places, so I just had to give Sharp Objects a try. I've had this book on my shelf for ages now (I think two years) and the spookathon seemed like the perfect excuse to finally read it. 
TWO // Read a book with a scary word in the tittle. 
This is my first finished book for the spookahon, YAY! You can read my thought on it on GoodReads, but this was kinda a let down for me. I don't know why, but I was expecting something totally different. The writing felt very middle grade and the plot was just week. You have this super creepy old asylum and young impressionable kids exploring it, so I was expecting more interesting things to happen. The plot twist was super meh and not really a "twist". I won't continue on with the series. Oh, and I consider asylum a scary word, that's why I chose this one for this challenge.  

THREE // Read a book based on a childhood fear. 

Evil spirits and demons are definitely my biggest childhood fear. I would freak out at night thinking that there were spirits watching me and I need my night light in order to keep them from getting to me because spirits can't grab your feet when the lights are on, right? I started reading this book a couple of months ago and I totally forgot I hadn't finished it yet - I still have a about 50 pages left. In this one, our main character gets possessed so that's really scary and spooky. I can't read this at night (for obvious reasons), so I don't know when I'll be able to get to it!

FOUR // Read a book with orange on the cover. 

The title is orange and that counts, right? I was so obsessed with B. A. Paris's other book, Behind Close Doors, that I decided to buy this one right after I finished reading it. I don't know much about this one, but I have really high hopes for it. I think it's about a woman that witnesses a murder whilst leaving a party and she tries to solve it.. or something like that. I love her writing and I'm totally in the mood for a murder mystery. 

FIVE // Read a book that has a spooky setting. 

I'm currently reading this book and boy, is it boring.. I had really high hopes for this book. The cover, the title and the premise of this book made it sound so interesting and intriguing. Three queens are born, each with a special gift, but they have to kill each other and only one and be crowned. I mean.. if that doesn't spark your interest, I don't know what will. I chose this one for this challenge because A) I'm already reading it and B) The setting is totally spooky. The story is set on an island where queens need to kill each other and they have very little contact with the mainland. But also, everything that happens in this place is said to be the work of a "goddess" that doesn't let people leave the island. There's also some "low magic" going on, which is really spooky to me. 

That's all for today, guys! I'm planning on including the books I finish during the Spookathon on my normal reading wrap-up at the end of the month, I don't think it's necessary to do a separate wrap-up, right? I hope you enjoyed this post and I really hope you join the readathon. Reading is fun, guys, I promise! Let me know if you decided to join or if you're already participating so we can be reading buddies and cheer each other on!

Are you also joining the spookathon? 
What are you currently reading?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll talk to you soon!