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2012 retrospective

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2012 was a comme ci comme ça year. Never had the habit of looking back at what I did or didn't do every year, but I can point out that the greatest achievement of 2012 was to have started blogging. I start many projects but keeping them up and running it's a rare feat. So this blog is kind of fills me with pride and joy. See you in 2013!
2012 foi um ano comme ci comme ça. Nunca tive o hábito de olhar para trás e olhar o que fiz ou deixei de fazer cada ano, mas posso salientar que a maior realização de 2012 foi ter começado este blog. Projectos eu inicio muitos, mas continuá-los já é mais raro. Por isso o Ahh, La Vie é motivo de orgulho. Vemo-nos em 2013!

Fashion // New Year inspired outfits

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1st outfit - Dress - H&M | Shoes - Asos | Bag - Lulu Guinness 2nd outfit - Dress - Mango | Shoes - ModCloth | Bag - Lulu Guinness 3rd outfit - Dress - Mango | Shoes - Asos | Bag - Lulu Guinness 4th outfit - Dress - Blanco | Shoes - Asos | Bag - H&M
New Year's eve is the perfect time for wearing shinny dresses, tiny clutches and high heels. Here are my suggestions, the dresses are in sale, so the prices are very inviting! Wanted to include some accessories as well, but I ended up not having time. Do you know what you'll be wearing tomorrow?
A noite de passagem de ano é a altura ideal para abusar de vestidos justos e brilhantes, clutches pequeninas e vistosas e saltos bem altos. Deixo aqui algumas sugestões, que agora com os saldos estão com preços bem convidativos! Gostava de ter incluído uns acessórios, mas acabei por não ter tempo. Vocês já sabem o que vão vestir?

NAILS - Nail stripping tape

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Received, for reviewing purposes, this nail polish from Born Pretty Store, along with a black stripping tape and a shiny ring. The nail polish has an exceptional coverage, with a solid color, doesn't even require a second layer. Accordingly, these photos show only one layer and top coat applied. The color is gorgeous, I've used the polish several times and can't get tired of it. It's also resistant, as it lasts almost a week without peeling. Wanted to do a manicure like this for a long time, with a horizontal black line under a solid color, but could not draw it with enough precision. This problem was solved with the tape, whose application is very easy. In terms of durability, unfortunately isn't that great. On the second day already started to peel at the edges so I applied a new layer of top coat. However, it's a nice manicure for special occasions. Besides that, this tape is versatile and can be used in several ways, like this one! The store has very nice pric…

Must-see blogs // Kiss Me Quick

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The Kiss Me Quick blog belongs to two art students, Carina and Carla. In this fantastic blog about fashion and personal style, you can see great pictures, very different from the usual, always with  gorgeous backgrounds and beautiful, beautiful clothes! A must-follow, without a doubt.
O blog Kiss Me Quick pertence a uma dupla de estudantes de arte do Porto, a Carina e a Carla. Neste blog sobre moda e personal style podemos ver fotografias magníficas que fogem ao usual, sempre com cenários fantásticos e roupitas muito, muito bonitas. Um must-follow, sem dúvida!

A beaded dress for a special occasion

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Dress - The Remedi | Shoes - Marypaz 
A warm and sunny day in early winter was like a Christmas present. Rare are the occasions I can wear a sleeveless dress and silk tights in this season without shaking!  This is the dress from The Remedi I told you about. The dress is so rich in details so I chose not to accessorize, just combined the color of the nail polish with the color of the beads, although at the time didn't remembered to capture that little detail. The dress, a great handmade work, has an outstanding confection, but sadly it doesn't suit me very well, it's a bit too large. I'm a petite girl, with extra 10cm high and more pronounced curves certainly would look better on me. Oh well... However, it was a cold night, so this dress was replaced by some thick green tights and a black dress with a warm sweater on top. Clothing aside, I hope you all spent a great Christmas, I know I did!
Vinte graus de temperatura nos primeiros dias de Inverno foi como que um presente …

Yummy! // Hot Chocolate

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The best winter drink is hot chocolate, without a doubt. I've made a few attempts to create a creamy hot chocolate, but only this time I was successful. If you want to give it a try, here's the recipe,  to warm you on the coldest days:
Hot chocolate Ingredients (for two cups): - 1 chocolate bar 150g - 1 tablespoon of cornstarch - 500ml milk
Chop the chocolate into small even-sized chunks so that it melts quickly and uniformly. Fill a large skillet with water, and heat. Place the chocolate in a bowl and place it in the water. Gently and constantly stir the chocolate until it melts. Then, add milk, stir, add the cornstarch previously dissolved in milk and stir again, until thickened. It's consistency depends in how you like your chocolate:  if you prefer a more liquid chocolate, just add more milk, if you prefer it thicker, add another tablespoon of cornstarch. Then just put it a pretty cup and it's ready!
A melhor bebida no Inverno é, sem dúvida, o chocolate quente.  Já fiz al…

Fashion // A fancy dress for Christmas

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from The Remedi
The Remedi website is the perfect place to find pieces with that je ne sais quoi of special, with a great selection of handmade clothing, accessories and jewelry. These dresses aren't just ordinary dresses, since they aren't mass produced but limited editions, made with the finest fabrics like chiffon, silk and leather. I'll wear one of these for Christmas, can you guess which one?
O site The Remedi é o sítio perfeito para encontrar peças com aquele je ne sais quoi de especial, com uma selecção de roupa, acessórios e bijuteria feita à mão com muita mestria. Estes vestidos não são apenas um vestido, pois não são produzidos em massa mas sim em edições limitadas, em bons tecidos como chiffon, couro e seda. Vou usar um destes no Natal, conseguem adivinhar qual?

Giveaway - Snoozer Loser Scarf

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It's with great pleasure that I bring you a scarf from Snoozer Loser, with a really cute print and a trendy color to brighten your winter. 
To enter this giveaway follow these steps:
- Follow my blog and Ahh, La Vie page; - Fill the form below. Extra Entries: - Share this giveaway (and fill the form again). - Tell me what's your favorite item from Snoozer Loser. This giveaway ends at December 30th, at 12 pm and the winner will be chosen randomly through random.org. Good Luck!
É com muito prazer que vos trago uma écharpe da Snoozer Loser, com um print muito giro e uma cor bastante actual, para avivar o vosso Inverno. Para participar basta seguir os seguintes passos: - Seguir o blog e a página Ahh, La Vie; - Preencher o formulário abaixo. Entradas extra: - Partilhar a giveaway numa rede social. Por cada partilha voltar a preencher o formulário. - Dizer-me qual é o vosso item favorito da Snoozer Loser. O giveaway termina às 24h do dia 30 de Dezembro e a vencedora será escolhida aleatori…

BEAUTY - Mineral foundations

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Received these items from Mineral Hygienics, a 100% natural mineral makeup brand: three foundations (Light Fairy, Fair and Fairest), a finishing powder (Translucent Silk), a bronzer (Cool Kiss) and a kabuki brush. I am very picky when it comes to foundations, because I'm always afraid of going out with an orange face. Who doesn't remember that girl from high school who had the face with a different color from the neck? Well, if you can notice it, it's better not to use. This to say that I'm very demanding about foundation color. These products were a perfect match, I'm always using the Fair tone that is exactly the right one for me. It was the first time I tried powder foundation and really liked it, the application is easy and fast and gives my skin a natural appearance. Besides that, the duration is exceptional, lasts all day! Also liked the finishing powder a lot. As for the bronzer, it can be used all over the face to give the impression of a healthy tan, but as I…

Fashion // Holographic trend

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When it comes to fashion, I'm more into the past, but there are times when the future captivates me. This is the case of the holographic trend.  About holographic clothes, think it's a little too much for me but accessories like a pair of sunglasses, a belt or some shoes could work well in a black outfit. The key, as always, is moderation.
No que toca a moda, eu sou mais virada para as estéticas do passado, mas há alturas em que o futuro me cativa. É o caso desta tendência holográfica.  Em roupa já torço o nariz, é too much, mas uns óculos de sol, um cinto ou uns sapatos holográficos num conjunto preto acho que funcionava muito bem. A chave, como sempre, é usar com moderação, porque tudo o que é demais enjoa.

Wearing vintage phones

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Shirt - Vintage | Skirt - Snoozer Loser | Shoes & Belt - Primark | Rings - Lefties & VJ-Style | Bracelet - Mag's Fashion
Like my new skirt? It was love at first sight, her shape, the phone print, the vintage vibe... it's so me! It's from Snoozer Loser, a lovely eco-friendly brand I found online and think you should take a look at, 'cause all the items are handmade (including the unusual prints that are hand-dyied) meaning every single piece is kinda unique. I'm also in love with my heart bracelet from Mag's Fashion, it's so tiny and cute. When wearing this kind of bold and statement rings, I think it's better to complement it with some simpler jewelry.
O que acham da minha nova saia? Foi um amor instantâneo, a forma como ela assenta, o estampado com os telefones, o ar vintage... É da Snoozer Loser, uma recém-descoberta marca eco-friendly que merece ser divulgada pois todos os artigos são handmade e os estampados com designs invulgares também são t…

NAILS - Stamping nail art

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I've had this for a while now, a little box full of stamping nail art plates but couldn't use them because didn't have the proper stamp. Since I bought it, I've been doing countless experiences and I tell you, this is great entertainment. The whole process is easy enough, what you need is patience if you want to stamp all your nails, 'cause it can take some time. This set from Cheeky comes with 26 plates and 161 different designs (so many!), in a more-than-adorable box. Considering the cheer variety, I would take it as a good enough investment. What about the quality? All plates are protected by a scratch-resistant coating so it can be stored without suffering damage due to friction. As you can imagine, didn't tried them all, but the ones I tried worked very well and the nail polish was always transferred flawlessly in every design. It's also fairly easy to clean the plates and after a brief rub with a cotton ball soaked in acetone they're like new. And t…

Fashion // Christmas inspired outfits

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1st outfit: Top - Blanco | Pants - Mango| Shoes - Asos | Bag - Lulu Guinness | Hat - H&M 2nd outfit: Dress & Necklace - Mango | Bag - Lulu Guinness | Shoes - Modcloth | Tights - Romwe 3rd outfit: Jacket & Bag - Mango | Shirt, Skirt & Tights - Romwe | Shoes - Asos 4th outfit: Shirt & Skirt - Mango | Tights - Romwe | Bracelet - Blanco | Bag & Shoes - ModCloth

These are the colors I associate the most with this holiday season: green, red and burgundy. All these outfits reflect my personal taste, so dark tones and pieces with simple cuts predominate. Of course, had to include a more preppy proposal, with a velvet skirt, a fabric that also associate with Christmas. What are the colors of Christmas to you?
Estas são as cores que mais associo à época natalícia: verde, vermelho e burgundy. Todos estes conjuntos reflectem o meu gosto pessoal, pelo que predominam tons escuros e peças com cortes simples. Claro que tinha que incluir um conjunto mais preppy, com a saia de veludo,…

DETAILS - Bracelet charms

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bracelet from Marca de Água
I like when my accessories connect with me in some kind of way. This bracelet, for example, shows my desire to travel. My dream is not to marry, have children, a house and a solid job, but wander around and experience new things, 'cause I'm still young and don't know what I want do to with my life. That's why this bracelet, made ​​by Marca de Água, a portuguese online store of handcrafted jewelry, pleased me so much. Romanticizing the situation, it's a reminder to not forget this dream, even amidst difficulties, such as family expectations, obligations and even lack of resources.
Gosto quando os meus acessórios têm uma certa relação comigo. Esta pulseira, por exemplo, ilustra a minha vontade de viajar. O meu sonho não é casar, ter filhos, uma casa e um emprego sólido, mas sim deambular por aí e experimentar, que eu cá sou jovem e ainda não sei o que quero da vida.  Não sou pessoa de sentir grandes saudades nem de me apegar a lugares, aliás…

Must-see blogs // Infinito Mais Um

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Ana Garcês has one of the most complete and interesting blogs I know. In Infinito Mais Um, we can find a bit of everything and a lot of originality. She has non-cliche posts about makeup, nails and fashion and that's why I like her blog so much.
A Ana Garcês tem dos blogues mais completos que conheço em termos de conteúdo, no Infinito Mais Um pode-se encontrar um pouco de tudo e muita originalidade. Tem rubricas bastante criativas e foge ao cliché, razão pela qual sou uma leitora assídua.

DECOR - Christmas unusual ornaments

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from Modcloth
Not-so-traditional ornaments that reflect our personality and tastes, whether for photography, fast-food or movies!
Ornamentos não tão tradicionais que refletem a nossa personalidade, seja o gosto por fotografia, fast-food ou cinema!

Coffret Serum7 Giveaway

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I recently became ambassador for Boots Laboratories, so I received a Coffret Serum7 to test out and an extra one to offer to one of my readers. The kit contains: a Day Cream (50ml), an Eye Cream (15 ml) two Beauty Serum samples (3 ml) and a mirror.
This line promises to minimize the signs of skin aging, which is great because I've been depressing over a few lines that have appeared around my eyes. Haven't started using these products yet, but when I do, will make a review. Can already say that the mirror has great quality and is already well kept in my purse. Now the good part, you can win a Serum7 kit, just follow these steps: - Follow my blog and Ahh, La Vie page; - Like Boots Laboratories page; - Fill the form below. Extra Entries: - Share this giveaway (and fill the form again). This giveaway ends at December 16th, at 12 pm and the winner will be chosen randomly through random.org. Good Luck!

Recentemente tornei-me embaixadora da Boots Laboratories, por isso veio cá para casa um C…

November favorite posts

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OUTFITS 1 - The Garage Starlets | 2 - The Blonde Salad | 3 - Natalie Off Duty | 4 - Nadiaesra
1 - So elegant, the velvet coat is gorgeous and the red shoes are a classic, always a good choice! 2 - Loved the boots (those transparent heels are so awesome) and the parka. Would love to have one, but I'm so short, I would look round.  3 and 4 - Two cozy, stylish and relaxed outfits, perfect for a school day. 
1 - Super elegante, o casaco de veludo é lindíssimo e os sapatos vermelhos são um clássico que nunca ficam mal. 2 - Adorei as botas (aqueles saltos transparentes são demais) e a parka. Gostava de usar uma assim, mas com os meus 1.61m ia parecer redonda. 3 e 4 - Dois conjuntos muito cozy e descontraídos, perfeitos para um dia de aulas.
BEAUTY 5- MUA Undressed vs. Urban Decay Naked | 6 - Giraffe Print | 7 - Black Dahlia Lip Tar | 8 - Twisted Bun
5 - Got to know the MUA brand this week in Coquette à Portuguesa blog and was very impressed with the quality / price ratio! Bought a MUA Undresse…