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March 31, 2017

February Beauty Buys

A nice sultry scent, a mask that makes you feel like you're in a spa at home and a lipstick to make you look fierce and glamorous were my choices of cold, dreary february weather. I hope you'll enjoy them!

1.  I got this elegant, cool and sophisticated fragrance as a present for Valentine's day and it is amazing! This oriental - floral perfume begins with fresh accords of bergamot, mandarin, apple, pink pepper and pineapple. Its floral heart includes rose, peony and lily of the valley. The base is oriental and woody with notes of sandalwood, patchouli and musk - my favourite mix of scents all year round. The perfume bottle symbolizes chic style of Massimo Dutti's house combining classic and modernity and the black bow is just so pretty. Thumbs up!!!

 2. Before anything else let me tell you that by opening this jar I was flooded with an amazing scent of chocolat-y, coconut fruit or exotic drink that just compelled me to wanting to actually taste it a bite - yes, it was this good, but don't worry , I really didn't! This Glam Glow's Thirsty Mud Hydrating mask  is more like a soft gel-like consistency that’s creamy and it smells delightfully as I said. Well accordingto  Glamglow this mask is supposed to give your skin an extreme boast of hydration thanks to something they call Dewdration that locks in moisture and instantly leaves skin moist. Youa can applu it two different ways but I always wear it as a sleeping mak -  I simply apply it on my face, head to sleep, and in the morninh I feel my combination skin supple, even and hydrated.

 3. I has been dying to try this deep brown colour since it became do hype again, specially because during the 90's I was my go-to on a daily basis, until I completely stopped using it. The creamy and smooth colour glides on easily and the hue is beautiful, strong and bold. It is a deep cinammon brown that looks sophisticated and sultry sexy and I've been wearing it a lot!

March 24, 2017

Apple, Nuts & Port Wine Rustic Braid

  • 6 golden apples cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 glasses of Port wine
  • Broken nuts into large pieces
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 1 teaspoon milk + 1 egg for brushing q.b.
  • Sugar q.s. To sprinkle

In a pan put the butter and bring to the boil with the apple to the cubes and the sugar previously mixed in a bowl with the cinnamon about 10 minutes to soften the apple a little. Then add Port wine. Remove from the heat and let cool. To reserve. Place in the center of the sheet of puff pastry, spread the nuts over the top and proceed to braiding. Brush with eggwash and sprinkle with sugar. Preheat the oven to 190º and let it brown.

  • 6 maçãs golden cortadas em cubos pequenos
  • ¼ chávena de açúcar l
  • 1 colher de chá de canela
  • 1 colher de sopa de manteiga
  • 2 cálices de vinho do Porto
  • nozes partidas em pedaços grandes
  • 1 folha de massa folhada
  • 1 colher de chá de leite + 1 ovo para pincelar q.b.
  • Açúcar q.b. para polvilhar

Num tacho colocar a  manteiga e levar a lume brando com a maçã aos cubos e o açúcar misturado previamente numa taça com a canela cerca de 10 minutos para amolecer um pouco a maçã. Adicionar depois o vinho do Porto.  Retirar do lume e deixar arrefecer. Reservar. Colocar no centro da folha de massa folhada, espalhar as nozes por cima  e proceder ao entrançamento. Pincelar com eggwash e polvilhar com açúcar.  Pré-aquecer o forno a 190º e deixar alourar.

In The Mood For

 {saving this delicious treat for weekend cozy nights in }

 {confusing and totally flipsed spring/ wintery weather attire on a daily basis}

 {nudes on eyes for a brighter and healthier look}

{a girls dream of heaven on earth - Chanel bags for days}

{the cool vibe of this nicely ellaborated décor}
 {a great reminder with abit of sparkle - at SPRINGFIELD}
{timeless chic sophistication with great classics -  at Massimo Dutti}

In The Mood For

 {wishing all fathers / father's figures out theres an excellent Father's Day}

 {mixing prints with classic solid pieces for a sophisticated effortless look}
 {rotating between dark/ nude lips}
 {adoring the simplicity though elegance of this hallway}

{enjoying the season of baby breath that look adorable on white vases}
 {fighting rain with a little sparkle - at ZARA}
 {obessed about blueberries jelly}