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Yummy! // Bolo de Bolacha (Cookie Cake?)

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One of my favorite cakes is definitively this one, a portuguese cake made of rich tea biscuits. Super tasty, but with lots of calories too... Oh well, we can't have it all. Here's the recipe, you must try this delicious thing!
Um dos meus bolos favoritos é definitivamente o bolo de bolacha. Provavelmente é um dos mais calóricos também. Oh well, nada é perfeito... A receita é da Ester, podem vê-la aqui, está tudo muito bem explicadinho e fica uma delícia, garanto-vos que o bolo desaparece num instante.

Fashion // Summer Vacation Wishlist

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all items from Persunmall
In a Summer wishlist, a cute trendy bikini, a pair of comfortable sandals and a large beach bag (super in love with this one from Persunmall) are mandatory items. The jumpsuits are a new lover o'mine: like them short, comfy and cute, they're super easy to wear and a good alternative to dresses. 
For my vacations, these are definitely the items I must take with me.
Claro que numa wishlist de Verão tinham de constar um belo bikini, sandálias confortáveis e uma grande mala para levar para a praia. Os jumpsuits são um recém-descoberto amor: gosto deles curtinhos, são super práticos e uma boa alternativa aos vestidos, para variar.
Para as férias que se aproximam, estes são definitivamente os items a levar comigo.

Diy // Colorful Spoons

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Here at home cutlery are always disappearing without a trace, so now and then I have to buy a few new, was the case of these teaspoons. To give them a less boring look, decided to give them a few strokes with nail polish. Liked the result, think I'll extend the experience to the rest of the cutlery!
Aqui por casa os talheres estão sempre a desaparecer sem deixar rasto, então volta e meia tenho de comprar uns quantos novos, como foi o caso destas colheres de sobremesa. Para lhes dar um ar menos aborrecido, decidi dar-lhes umas pinceladas com verniz de unhas nas extremidades. Gostei do resultado, acho que vou estender a experiência ao resto dos talheres!

Outfit // Classy B&W

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Blazer - Lefties | Skirt - c/o ZLZ | Top - Tally Weijl | Sandals, Belt & Bag - Primark | Necklace & Bracelets - c/o GOcheapLOOKchic | Earrings - C&A
Wished for a long skirt for a very long time, didn't buy one yet 'cause the ones I tried in stores left a trail of fabric on the floor (I'm a petite girl). Decided to take a risk and ordered this pleated skirt online, at ZLZ. Lucky me, this one has the perfect length for me. However, remember girls, always check  the measurements before buying online. Still speaking of items from my wishlist, finally got the white blazer I wanted and only for 10 euros! Gotta love sales season. Remember this post, where I introduced you the GOcheapLOOKchic online store? These super classy bracelets and necklace are from there. Love this gemstones trend, it brings life to any boring outfit!
Ter uma saia comprida era um desejo de há já muito tempo, que ia sendo adiado porque as saias que experimentava nas lojas deixavam sempre um rasto d…

Love it! // Jelly Sandals

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These sandals are trendy now: some love it, others hate it. Me, absolutely adore it, think they're super cute. Sure, zero elegant, sexy or anything like that, but they bring back the girly child in me. Wish I had a pair of each color, but they're overpriced for some plastic sandals that a few years ago were a real bargain. So I don't think I'll wear them this summer, unless I make an amazing find on Ebay. And you, do you love it or hate it?
Estas sandálias, agora em voga, não reúnem consenso: umas adoram, outras odeiam. Eu cá acho extremamente fofinhas. Sure, nada elegantes, sexy nem nada que se pareça, mas apelam ao lado girly e criança que há em mim. Gostava de ter umas? Sim, um par de cada cor! Mas estão a ser vendidas a preços super abusados para umas sandálias de plástico que há uns anos atrás eram uma verdadeira pechincha. Por isso não me parece que vá presentear os meus pés com umas, a menos que faça um grande achado no Ebay.

Beauty // Bioderma Restructuring Mask for Dry, Damaged Hair

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Keeping my hair soft and shiny is no easy task. I've dry hair and it needs lots of care.  So I felt the need to add a new product to my hair care: a restructuring mask from Bioderma. I love this brand so my expectations were high and I was not disappointed. In the first application didn't notice any differences in my hair, but at second attempt I saw that was my fault, I wasn't applying it the right way: it's necessary to dry the hair with a towel before applying the mask and comb the hair after 3 minutes. After obeying these steps actually saw great results: the hair was way more soft and less frizzy. Approved!
Manter o meu cabelo com aspecto sedoso e brilhante não é tarefa fácil. Tenho cabelo seco e se não tiver certos cuidados com ele, fica completamente frisado e com as pontas espigadas. Portanto, tendo em conta estas características do meu cabelo, adicionei um novo produto ao meu cuidado capilar: uma máscara restruturante da Bioderma. Tenho uma opinião muito positiv…

The brightest star photoshoot

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When I received the invitation from Carina and Carla to be photographed by them, immediately said yes. Their blog, Kiss Me Quick, is one of my favorites and they are super friendly, very professional and undoubtedly talented, loved the concept they created and their editing photo skills. See more pictures here.
Quando recebi o convite da Carina e da Carla do Kiss Me Quick para ser fotografada por elas, disse imediatamente que sim, não fosse o blog delas um dos meus favoritos. São super simpáticas, muito profissionais e indubitavelmente talentosas, adorei o conceito que criaram e a edição destas fotos. Vejam as restantes aqui.

Decor // My room - Makeup and jewelry storage

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After this sneak peak to my bedroom, I decided to show you a bit more: the way I organize my jewelry and makeup (that basically are my only decorative items in this room). To keep my brushes I use a clear plastic cup from Zara Home, it was love at first sight, had to come  home with me, even before I knew what to do with it. My favorite lipsticks are exposed in a transparent box, bought at El Corte Inglés, it's very useful, now I don't waste too much time looking for the lipstick I want to use before leaving home. Now the jewelry: I have many necklaces, bracelets and headbands hanging on a cork board, but the jewelry I use the most is displayed in plastic floral dishes with vintage inspiration: one larger dish for necklaces and watches and a smaller dish for earrings and rings. Recently made a new acquisition: bought a transparent rectangular box to store my beauty creams and lotions. Do you store your jewelry and makeup the same way?
Depois de vos mostrar um cheirinho do meu quart…

Outfit // Black, white and some ice cream

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Dress - c/o Wholesale-dress | Sandals - Jumbo | Bag - Primark | Necklace - c/o Be Pretty.me
White and black, an usual combination for me, regardless of the actual season. And yes, the ice cream is another thing usual for me, more than it should! The asymmetrical dress is from Wholesale and it's a cool cotton dress, for those days when I'm not feeling creative and want something simple and practical to wear. The necklace is from Be Pretty.me, an online handmade jewelry store who sells amazing chain necklaces. The white sandals were a real bargain, found at Jumbo, the supermarket. I love finding pieces in unlikely places, when I'm not even looking for them (and when I'm carrying cereal boxes and yogurt).
Branco e preto, uma combinação a que recorro muitas vezes, independentemente da estação em que me encontro. E sim, o gelado é outra coisa a que recorro muitas vezes, até mais vezes do que devia! O vestido de corte assimétrico é da Wholesale, é um vestido fresco de algodão,…

Lifestyle // Bloggers picnic

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Last Saturday spent a pleasant afternoon in a beautiful garden (in Palácio de Cristal, Porto) with other bloggers, in a lovely picnic: there were lots of snacks, conversations and flamboyant peacocks. I'm always shy at first contact, but I've learned that the best way to stop this is to get out anyway and pretend not to be shy. Is always worth leaving our comfort zone and meet new people. That said, the next event I'll be there again!
No passado Sábado passei uma agradável tarde sentada à sombra das árvores dos jardins do Palácio de Cristal na companhia de outras bloggers, entre petiscos, conversas e pavões exibicionistas.  Sou sempre tímida em primeiros contactos, mas aprendi que a melhor forma de contornar isto é sair na mesma e fingir não o ser, porque vale sempre a pena sair de casa e da nossa comfort zone e conhecer nova gente. Dito isto, no próximo evento lá estarei novamente!