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September 24, 2017

Pan That Palette Update // September, 2017.

Heeello, everyone!


I'm so excited to share this month's progress on my Pan That Palette today, because I've finally made actual progress on it. You can check out my previous updates right here, I'd highly suggest doing that so you can be proud of me. For those of you who don't know, I'm trying to pan the Kiko Milano Street Fashion Palette in Addictive Song until the end of the year - I don't think I'm going to make it, but I'll at least try. I started out with two other palettes on this challenge besides this one, but I decided to just throw them out along the process. They were old (older than this one) and they were pissing me off. 

I originally chose this one because I thought it was going to easy. Boy, was I wrong! These pans are huge and there's a lot of product in them, specially the highlight shade.. Nobody needs that much highlight, Kiko! But, I'm working on it.. A little bit at a time. I've made peace with the fact that I won't be able to finish it all up this year, mostly because of the pink and the burgundy.. They're hard shades to incorporate on a look, guys. Anyway, let's get to the palette!
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THE PROGRESS // 
As you can see, I've finally hit a respectable size pan on the dark brown. I've been working on it for ages, but since I don't go for dark smokey looks on a day-to-day basis, I was only using it to set my brown eyeliner (which, I'm proud to report, is finished and will be featured on this month's empties thankyouverymuch.) This is a gorgeous shade. You can't see it in the pictures, but there's dark pink glitter in it and it looks beautiful all over the lid - I know dark pink glitter doesn't seem very appealing, but it looks great on the eyes, trust me. 

I think the most visible progress is on the highlight shade. I use it everyday and I think there should be more progress on it, but there's just too much product. My go-to look is this shade on the lid and the light brown on the crease mixed with a little bit of the pink. This combo gives a sunset vibes to the look, which I think is very pretty. There's a dip on the pink, but nothing major. The light brown was repressed, so it looks a little weird, but I'm making progress. I don't have anything like this brown on my collection so I'm not in a hurry to finish it. 

I've given up on the burgundy (wine shade.) It's really chalky and it doesn't look very good in the crease, which is the only place I would put this shade. I have no idea what to do with it. If you have any suggestions, please let me know on the comments. I didn't even touch this shade this month. I think I'm gonna try doing a look with it on the lid or something this month. 

THE GOALS // 
The goal for this month is to finish up the light brown completely. I've been doing things out of the house more and that means wearing more makeup, so I think I can do it. I would really like to hit pan on the pink shade, but that's a stretch. I think I can also use up the bottom portion of the white, like the sides and maybe expend the pan a little. And I'm setting the bar really low with the wine shade, I just want to try to incorporate it in a few looks this month. I'm determined and I will use up this palette - maybe not this year, but I will. 


That's all for today, guys! I can't believe Everyday September is almost over. I've been loving blogging everyday, but I'm not sure if I'll keep going. It's a lot (I repeat, A LOT) of work, I actually had no idea how hard it was going to be, but I'm glad I did. I'm currently unemployed, so maybe I'll keep it up until I find a job or something. I know I missed three days, so I'll extend Everyday September until October 3rd, but I'll keep you guys posted on what I'll do next!


Are you also doing the Pan That Palette?!
Did you make any progress on your palette?!

Let's hang some more!

Thanks so much for stopping by and come back soon!

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September 23, 2017

Reading Wrap-Up // September.

I'm proud to report that I've finished my 2017 Reading Challenge! YAY! I've read 50 books so far and I'm so excited about it. I originally started out with 70 books, but I lowered it to 50 because this year has been crazy. So many life changes and big decisions and I didn't want reading to add more stress to my life, but now I think I can go for the original 70 books goal. We'll see how things go!

I had such a great reading month! I read 8 books and I loved most of them, which doesn't happen often. I actually read 10 books and the month is not over yet, so I'll probably finish at least one more, but I thought 8 was enough for now. Maybe I'll include the other 3 on next month's wrap-up. So, we have a lot of books to get to, I'm gonna stop rambling now. Let's get to it!
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Words On Bathroom Walls - Julia Walton // This is the last one I read this month and O.M.G, sooo good. I'm gonna be honest, I bought it thinking it was going to be about a bullying and I'm really interested in reading about that, not because I support bullying (I don't), but I think it's important to read a about topics like this and get different perspectives. Boy, was I wrong. In this one we follow our main character, Adam, in his new journey starting in a new school and dealing with schizophrenia. This is the fist book I've ever had in which the main character has schizophrenia and I'm really glad I did. 

One Of Us Is Lying - Karen McManus // This book was really hyped up on internet, so I was expecting it to be awesome. It wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be, but it was good. This is a YA murder mystery, which we don't see quite often. In this one, a group of five students gets detention and only four of them come out alive *evil laughter*. This was super gripping, I read the whole book in 2 days because I just had to know who the murder was. However, I kinda saw the plot twist from a mile away. I mean, I knew there was always the possibility of the murder being the murder, so it wasn't a big surprise. Still, it was good and I would recommend it. 

Fool Me Once - Harlan Coben // I listened to the audiobook for this one and I really enjoyed it. When it comes to mysteries and thrillers, I usually go with the audiobook because I don't like reading them at night, which is when I usually do all my reading. This way I'm able to listen to it during the day, on my commute, on the car or at the gym. This is the first books I've ever read from Harlan Coben and it was good. I really liked it. I loved how badass the main character is, I loved her best friend and I really enjoy how the whole story wrapped up. I knew nothing about it before reading and that's how I would recommend going into this book. If you're into this genre, I would highly recommend it. 

How To Break A Boy - Laurie Devore // This book was very different from what I expected, but it was still really good. The story was super cute and it was filled with high school/teenage drama, so if that's not something you usually enjoy I'd stay away from this book. In this story we follow the main character Olivia, who is a senior that gets caught up in too much drama. She's a bully and she's always following queen bee Adrianne. Besides all the mean things she does, Olivia eventually turns her life around and starts to be a good person in the end. I got so angry with some of her actions at times, but I think that's the problem with a 24 year-old reading YA.. You just get frustrated with these kids mistakes and it pissed you off.  The only reason why I didn't give it a five stars was because, like I said, this book got me angry at times and there was a lot of internal monologue, which if you know I hate. So, this is a solid 4 stars for me and I would totally recommend it if you're into YA, romance and teenage drama. 

He's Just Not That Into You - Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo // I've been wanting to read this book for years, ever since the movie came out. As you guys know, I've been single for a while and I've been spending a lot of time on dating apps.. Well, not a lot of time, just some time. So, when I friend of mine called me saying she was going to unhaul this book I snatched it up pretty fast - I actually drove to her house, which is 20 min away from mine, to get it because I really wanted to read it. This book is not life-changing, for me at least. Most of the advice here I already knew and I think a lot of people already know. However, it's good to be reminded of the basics. I think the best thing this book did for me was to constantly remind me that I'm not exception and that I shouldn't break my own rules or lower my standards for any guy because.. guess what?! When the right guy comes along he won't ask me to and I won't even have to consider. I don't agree with everything Greg said, but I did agree with most of the things Liz said, but I still really enjoyed this book.

It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken - Greg Behrendt and Amiira Behrendt // Well, I enjoyed the last one so much that I decided to get another one. This one was written by Greg and his wife and, just like the name says, it's about breakups and how to get over someone. I wasn't expecting it to be so funny. I really enjoyed reading it, even though it was a bit repetitive at time. I didn't agree with everything they said, but I agreed enough to keep going - they made some good points. No one broke up with me recently (you need to be without someone for that to happen), but I wanted to read it because I don't think I deal with relationships that well and I wanted to see if this was going to help - it did help! 

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - Newt Scamander // I'm trying to read all the Harry Potter related book out there. I already bought them all, so now I just need to sit down and get to them. This one is part of the Hogwarts Library trilogy. I liked it better than the Quidditch one, but this is definitely not a favorite. I know this is supposed to be a ''text book'' used by students at Hogwarts, but there's was too much information I didn't need and I wanted more context. 

Sapiens - A Brief History Of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari // This book changed my life. I totally changed the way I think and I really glad I read it this month. Just like the title says, this book talks about us and how we got to where are. Why we chose to live in societies? Why we eat how we eat? Why we learned how to talk? Why we use that capacity to gossip?  It defies a lot of our values. Like, why we think we are superior to most animals? And things alone these lines. I loved it and I cannot recommend it enough. I already bought a copy for my dad.


Those are some of the books I read in the month of September, guys! If you enjoy reading and talking about books like me, you can follow me on GoodReads. I've decided to write reviews for every book I ever read over there and boy, it's been a process, but I'm really enjoying it! Let me know on the comments if you've read any of the books I've mentioned or if you have any recommendations for me! 

Did you read anything cool this month?!

Let's chat!

Thanks so much for reading and I'll talk to you tomorrow!

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September 22, 2017

I'M GOING ON A NO-BUY!



Heeello, everyone!


I'm FINALLY going on a no-buy. I've been wanting to do this for so long, but I always have things or events holding me back, like someone's birthday, graduation or something along those lines that requires me to buy a gift or an outfit for myself. I mean, I couldn't not buy someone a gift, but I could not buy myself an outfit to attend a certain event and maybe try to borrow something from a friend or my sister.. But, I didn't want to do that. 

I picked October to go on my no-buy because I don't think I have anything planned that would require me to buy something. I do have my sister's birthday, but I already got her present so that's done. Other than that, I don't have anything planned that would require me to do any shopping, which is good. However, I'm excluding Christmas gifts from this no-buy because if I see something on sale that I think someone in my family would appreciate as a Christmas gift, I'm buying it. But that would be an exception. Needless, I will still buy groceries and food because I need to live. 

This no-buy is going to include everything I would buy for myself, I don't care if it's on sale or if it's buy one, get one. I'm planning on really sticking to it and not buying anything. I'm even including ebooks, which you guys know is my weakness. I have a book haul up on the blog at least two times a month so that's going to be hard. I'm also planning on doing at least one day a week when I don't spend any money at all, like doing all my meals at home and everything, but we'll see how it goes. 

WHY?
Like I've said, I've been wanting this no-buy for a while. Ever since I started to implement minimalism to my life I've been more conscious of what I'm spending my money on and, as you can see, I've been doing way less hauls. It's not like I want to see the value of money because, trust me, I do know the value of money. It's more like I want see if I can. Even after learning about minimalism, I still buy stupid shit sometimes - way less than I did before, but I still do and I don't want to anymore. 

What I really want to get out of this experience is how to stop shopping when I'm bored. There are literally 6 malls in my neighborhood, all 15-20 minutes away from my house, so it's hard not to. But the more you learn about minimalism and the zero-waste movement, the more you realize that shopping when you're bored is not harmless. It's not only bad for your bank account, but it's also detrimental to the environment and people all over the world. 

HOW LONG?
As of now, the goal is to keep it up for one month - from October first to the 31st. If it doesn't kill me and I'm able to keep going for longer, I will. I don't think that's going to happen, but there's a small possibility that it will. I see people online going on no-buys for 3 months and I don't think I'll ever be able to do that. 

UPDATES!
I'm thinking about making two updates, one in the middle of the month and the other at the end. But, I can do more if you guys are interested in. I'm also planning on taking pictures of everything I don't buy and maybe adding up the amount of money I actually saved - I think that would be fun! And also, it would be good for me to see the overall amount of money I'm saving this month. 

I guess that's all! If you want to join me on this experience, let me know on the comments so we cheer each other on because I'm sure this is going to be hard, way harder than I'm imagining right now. But, this is something I feel like I have to do. Anyway, wish me luck! I'll give you guys more updates on social media (the links are always at the end of  each post), so you can see me suffer everyday. Ok, that was intense. I need to chill, it's just a no-buy, right?!


Do you want to join me?
What do you think about no-buys?

Let's hang some more!

Thanks so much for reading and I'll talk you later!



September 21, 2017

TOEFL // Tips + Tricks You NEED To Know.


Heeello, everyone!

I know this post is not going to interest most of my usual readers, but I wanted to talk about it anyway because I feel like it could really help out a lot of people out there. I've talked about this before here on the blog, but one of my plans for next year is to apply for a masters program. I have no idea where I want to go or which universities I'll be applying to, but my recent research has shown that no matter where I want to go, I'd need to take an English exam. The most popular ones are the TOEFL and the IELTS, so I decided to go with the TOEFL because it was the one that every college will accept no matter the country. 

I was terrified. Clearly, English is not my first language and although I believe I speak English very well, and I obviously know enough to have an entire blog written in English, I was still terrified. I had no idea what to expect, if it was extremely hard or if it was kinda easy. So, I did a lot of researching to ease my mind and found some great tips and tricks about the exam that I wanted to share with you guys! Before you ask, I got a 104 out of 120, which is pretty good if I do say so myself and more than enough to apply to all the universities I've been thinking about. So, let's get to it!
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THE EXAM // 
If you're planning on taking the exam you already know how the exam is structured. There's a reading section, a listening section, a speaking section and a writing section - in that order. I think you get around 4 hours to complete everything and there's a break in the mirror, but the TOEFL website will inform you better about timing and everything like that. I just want to say this: only take the exam if you really need to and take it in advance. This things take time, to schedule, to study and to get the grades, so make sure you have at least a couple of months before you have to hand in your scores. 

HOW TO STUDY // 
Well, I studied all by myself because I know that's how I learn best. I also didn't want to spend more money on classes or anything like that, so a friend of mine lent me his book and I looked for a lot of tips online, there's a lot of free resources out there. However, the first thing I did was take the free TOEFL online course on the edX website. You can access it on this link. It's a self-paced course so I think you'll still be able to watch everything. This course only covers the basic stuff, like what kinds of questions to expect and how much time you'll have for each task. It does give you helpful tips and I learned a lot with the classes, it's just not enough. 

If you don't know anyone that has the prep book, I would highly suggest buying it. It's expensive and it's a pretty long book, but it's worthy. They have sample tests, practice questions and little tutorials that you can follow. Practicing is the key here so take as many practice test you can. 

If you don't have the money or you just don't want to buy the book, there's still hope. I'll link up some useful youtube videos and other websites for you to check out. I had the book and I still used all these links - the book only has 4 practice tests and I believe I did 8 or more. The exams don't change much, most of the questions in my exam were extremely similar to the ones I did before. You need to practice and study! My favorite links:
Magoosh Blog // Magoosh offers a lot of plans and study schedules for people that are taking the TOEFL, but they're all paid. The reviews are great and a friend of mine really liked working with them. However, their blog is free and they do offer a lot of good stuff. It's worth checking it out, I got a lot of templates and things like that from them. Super helpful, specially for the writing section. 

TOEFL Listening Practice // This was the best and most accurate listening practice I've found and it really helped me out. If you do a little youtube search you'll find a lot of tests like this one. Do as many as you can.

TOEFL Speaking Full Test // Another great one. I like this videos because the question were pretty true to the actual exam and also because, since it's a video, it's easy to track your time. During the speaking section, when the timer runs out - that's it! The computer stops recording you and you're done, so it's super important to practice with a timer. 

TOEFL: How To Start // Marina is amazing! I think she's also Brazilian, but I'm not really sure. Anyway, that's not relevant right now. She has a bunch of videos talking about the TOEFL exam and all the sections in depth. Her videos were super helpful and I'd highly recommend starting with them.  

TEMPLATES // 
Templates work for me. I know a lot of teachers online advice against it, but they make me feel prepared and at ease. And you need to feel prepared and at ease. The thing is I know how to work with templates during the exam and if they also work for you too, I say go for it! I would recommend copying online templates word for word on your exam, but it's good to have some phrases memorized. Like a general introduction sentence you can change up to fit most topics and a good conclusion sentence. In my case, I suck at transitions so I memorized a few words to help me out. This is also important for the speaking section because you have very little time to put together a good answer, the clock is ticking and you start freaking. 

If templates stress you out, don't use them. If you feel like you'll freak out during the exam because the stuff you memorized doesn't fit the topic, don't use them. And so on and so forth. You need to do what works for you and you'll only know what works for you by practicing and studying, so get to it!

OVERALL ADVICE // 
Well, study! I know a lot of people think they are already fluent in English and they don't need to study, but speaking English is not enough to get a good grade.. you need to know HOW to take the exam. I know the whole exam takes about 4 hours, but trust me, it's not enough time. The texts are boring and huge, you only have a couple of minutes to get your answers ready before speaking and it's just overall hard. It's supposed to be hard, but it's doable. If I got a good a grade, there's nothing stoping you from doing the same. The sooner you start studying the better!

Another good piece of advice is: don't use words you don't know. I know it sounds simple, but it's worth mentioning. Don't try to sound smart and cultured, be smart by not using words you're not sure how to spell! Having said that, I think you should memorize a couple of "difficult" words and sprinkle them throughout your composition, but only if they make sense. 

I hope this help you out somehow! If you've found this post by googling "toefl tips" right before your exam, CHILL! I know you have to pay a small fortune to even take this exam and I know sometimes it feels like your life is going to end if you don't pass an exam, but guess what? IT WON'T. Life goes on and you can always take the exam again. Freaking out will only make things harder, the whole anxiety thing will get the best of you and you don't want that. Relax, you've got this! 

I'm EVERYWHERE!

Thanks so much for reading and I'll talk you later!

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September 20, 2017

Links I'm Loving // Pinterest Galore.


If you follow me on Twitter, you know I've rediscovered my love for Pinterest as of lately because that's basically all I can talk about. I'm not a newbie when it comes to Pinterest by all means. I made my account years ago, right when I started the blog, but I kinda forgot it existed to be honest. However, my obsession came back in full force when I was working on the blog makeover. I was wanting to change things up with the design and all online roads led me back to Pinterest. Now, I can get enough! I've been pinning and creating new boards like a madwoman and I'm loving it. Me and my sister make a new recipe almost every weekend and I wanted to share some of that with you guys as well. So, here I am! 

THE LINKS
You guys know I've been trying to be more minimal and live a more minimalist lifestyle. I love it and I'm really glad I started down this path, but it's hard. Letting go of things and learning how to live with less when all your life you were thought that basically "more is more" is extremely challenging. When this post popped up on my page, I just had click on it. Even if you don't consider yourself a minimalist, I would highly suggest giving this a read if you have the time. 

WOW! This list was super helpful! There are websites in there I didn't even know existed. I spent a good hour going through everything and checking out all the links. If you're a blogger, you have to read this. I even bookmarked it!

If I'm being honest here, I never thought I would ever need a Media Kit until yesterday. I got an email from a brand offering to send me some products and asking for my media kit and I was like... S#!t, I'm really gonna have to do this, aren't I? So, I sat down on my desk and pushed through it. I googled it, read a bunch of blogposts, and this one was by far one of the most helpful ones. 

The Pretty Bee // Chocolate Banana Bread
I'm a BIG fan of banana bread, it's one of my favorite "deserts" - I'm using quotation marks because I usually eat banana bread for breakfast. Cookies are still number one desert in my book, btw. Anyway, this recipe got me so excited! Me and my sister tried it out last Saturday and O.M.G., it was AMAZING. We changed a couple of things (actually she changed it, I mostly just sat on the kitchen reading the recipe out to her), but this was everything.

Cookies and Cups // No Yeast Cinnamon Roll Muffins
I've been craving cinnamon rolls for months and, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), they're not easy to find here in Brazil. It's like in the US where everywhere you turn there's a Cinnabon. So, I decided to make them at home and it was a fiasco. But then, silver lining, I found this recipe too and decided to try it out instead and all my cinnamon roll dreams came true. Even thought it doesn't have yeast on it, don't be fooled! This is not healthy at all - but it is so so so good! They say don't eat your feeling, but this is like eating a hug. 


Those are all the links I've got for today, guys! I really hope you get to check them out, specially the recipes, and let me know how they worked out for you. I hope you're enjoying getting a post from me everyday. It's been super challenging and I know I've skipped a couple of days, but I'm trying really hard. Everyday September is almost over, but I will try to make blogmas happen this year too. Super excited about that!


Do you have any links to share?!

Let's hang some more!

Thanks so much for reading and I'll talk you tomorrow!

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September 19, 2017

Makeup Collection // Single Eye Shadows + Duos.

Heeello, everyone!

It's been a hot minute since my last makeup post and we need to change that. The first thing I tackled when I started on this minimalist journey was my makeup collection. I'm blogger and when it comes to makeup the stereotype fits me like a glove, or at least it used to. I've been decluterring, donating and just throwing away (old products) for months now and I think I'm finally in a good place to share my makeup collection with you guys. I still have a lot of makeup (way more than I'll ever use) and I do not recommend following on my footsteps. However, I thought it would be fun to share my collection here on the blog. 
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If you found my blog online, you're probably as excited about makeup as I am (or even more) so I thought: why not?! After all that painful decluttering process I only kept what I truly love and what I know I'll use eventually. I might not use certain products every week (or even every month), but if I kept them it's because I know I'll get use out of them eventually. And also, I wanted to have these posts as sort of an inventory and that way I can keep track of how many products I'm bringing in and how many are moving out. Like I've said before, I already have all the makeup I might possibly need but we all know I might buy some products here and there. 

So, sharing my makeup collection is a daunting task. Thinking about photographing everything and sorting it all out already gives me anxiety. So, baby steps. I'm separating everything into categories and I thought I'd start with the smallest: eye shadow singles and duos. I have total of 1o: 3 of them are cream shadows and the other 7 are powder. I'm pretty much set in this category and I don't want to buy anymore single shadows. I'm a big fan of palettes and I think singles take up too much space. Let's get started! 
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Kiko Highly Pigmented Eye Shadow in 137 // This is the first Kiko eye shadow I've ever bought and clearly I went back for more. I love the formula, it's extremely pigmented and it looks amazing on the eyes. This is my favorite shade and I should really use it more often than I do. 
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Kiko Highly Pigmented Eye Shadow in 123 // I got this to use as transition shade in the crease but it never gets used. I usually just go for any light brown or taupe shadow from the palette I decide to use that day and forget I even have this. It's a good thing I cleaned up my drawers yesterday.
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Kiko Highly Pigmented Eye Shadow in 114 // This is the least used from all my singles and duos. It's a beautiful shade of blue and it looks amazing on the lower lash line, I just don't use it enough since I'm currently focusing on my Pan That Palette
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Revlon Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk // This one is almost over and I'm so sad. I love this shade. I usually wear this on its own since it doesn't crease or as an eyeliner and it looks amazing. 
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Revlon Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige // This is a staple in my collection and I have no idea how I'll replace it when it's gone since Revlon is not cruelty-free (unfortunately.) As you can imagine, I use this as primer but I only use it when I'm going out or attending an event. I don't usually go for primers on a daily basis. It works amazing! It doesn't crease and it makes my eye look last all night. 
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MAC Paint Pot in Let's Skate! // I bought this on a whim one time I went to the mall with my sister and MAC was having a sale. I use it quite often, but I totally don't need it since I usually go for my Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige. I like the formula, I just think I bought the wrong shade. This has too much glitter and it's not very pigmented. 
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MAC Eye Shadow in All That Glitters // This is definitely one of my favorite shadows. It's the perfect lid shade for a night look and it was my go-to before I got the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette (Chopper quickly took its place just because palettes are more convenient to use.)
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Wet'N Wild Color Icon Single Eye Shadow in Crème Brûlée // Everyone that has ever watched a makeup tutorial on youtube probably has this eye shadow. As you can see, mine is still brand new and, to be honest, I have no idea why I bought this in the first place because I clearly don't need it - I'm sure the price and the hype had something to do with it. I haven't used it yet so I can't tell if it's good or not, but it's only dollar at most drugstore so if you're intrigued you can try it out for yourself.  
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Avon ColorTrend Duo in Eggplant and Coral // These next duos are the oldest in this category. I don't even remember when I bought them but they're such fun colors that I can't bring myself to throw them away. They also don't appear to have gone bad - no weird smells or anything.
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Avon ColorTrend Duo in Metalic Green and Dark blue // I love this light aqua blue shade (I have no idea what to call it, actually.) This on the lower lash line with a neutral smokey look looks gorgeous and super summery. We're going into summer here and I cannot wait to get some use out of it!

That's it for today, guys! I'm not sharing my makeup collection to brag or anything. When it comes to makeup, I'm nosey and I like knowing what other people have in their collections so I thought I'd share mine. I also thought some of you might be interested in it! Let me know on the comments if you'd like to see more of my collection. I'm thinking about doing makeup palettes next since it's also a pretty small category. I had so much fun going through my makeup products and I hope you enjoy reading this post! 


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September 18, 2017

Daily Mantras For A Better Week // Productivity + Focus.


HAPPY MONDAY!

I'm really sorry I skipped two days already of Everyday September, but I've been sitting on my desk all morning with my planner planning and writing blogpost for the rest of the month and I'm 99% sure I won't have to skip anymore days. I'm not a big fan of excuses, but I think I have a good one for yesterday. If you're following me on IG you probably already know this (if you want to keep up with me, IG is the best place for that), but yesterday I managed to get ticket to Rock In Rio. For those of you who don't know, Rock In Rio is a big music festival that not only happens to be in Rio de Janeiro (my hometown), but it's also about 30 min away from my parents house. I spent all morning yesterday calling people trying to get tickets and the rest of the day I spent getting ready and having fun at the festival. 

It was super last minute thing and I was not expecting it at all. My best friend was the one bugging me to go and I caved in - we spent a fortune on tickets, but it was definitely worth it. She works a lot and has a boyfriend so we are rarely able to spend time together. I'm soooo glad I went. We had such a great time seeing Alicia Keyes, Justin Timberlake and Walk The Moon - it was amazing. Unfortunately, that meant skipping another day of Everyday September. I promise I'll make it up to you guys until the end of September, though. 

Today I woke up super late (I only got home from the festival at 5:00, which is pretty late for this grandma that usually goes to bed at 22:00), so that's why this week's mantras as coming to you a little late. I wanted to make it about productivity and being focus because that's exactly what I need right now. I feel like I've been procrastinating on pretty big and important areas of my life and I don't want to do that anymore. So, let's do it together! I've put together this little daily planner to get you inspired and on top of everything this week. We can do it!
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You can download the pdf version here!

MONDAY // Do something towards your goals everyday this week.

TUESDAY // Nothing ever gets easier, you just get better at it.

WEDNESDAY // You can't do everything today, prioritize.

THURSDAY // Words and thoughts are powerful. Don't use yours against anyone, specially yourself.

FRIDAY // If another human being has done it, it's not impossible. 

SATURDAY // Sometimes asking for what you want is the best way to get it.

SUNDAY // Focus on what you can control and believe that things will work out. 

That's all for today, guys! I hope you're all having a great start to your week and that you're able to work everyday towards your goals. I don't know why but I'm feeling super pumped today and I have a feeling this week is going to be awesome, which is good thing because I have lots to do. First thing I did today was clean and organize all my makeup drawers and my bathroom so I think I'm off to a great start! Let me know if you enjoyed the mantras and how the daily planners are working for you!

What's your favorite mantra this week?!
How is your day going?!

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Thanks so much for reading and come back soon!



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