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It's in the details

Monday, August 29

[EN] Having a minimalist wardrobe may sometimes seem a bit boring, specially if you have a monochrome style, like I do, so I prefer to pick up basic pieces that have some interesting aspect to them. As an example I have this black t-shirt from Zara, it's a pretty simple t-shirt, but the fact that is draped and has a mix of materials makes it so much more than a simple black t-shirt.

Other examples that I own are my black jeans, that have zippers on the side and at the end on the ankle. A black tank top that has lace on the bottom, my fake leather jeans, my white sweater that has a flower pattern on the fabric and a an asymmetrical black jumper.

All these pieces, although they are basic, have an interesting attribute to them, which makes them different from a simple piece.


[PT] Quando se tem um guarda roupa minimalista muitas vezes pode parecer aborrecido, especialmente se as cores principais são o branco o o preto, por isso prefiro sempre optar por peças que tenham algum interesse visual. Como exemplo tenho esta minha t-shirt preta da Zara, é uma t-shirt bastante simples, mas o facto de ter um drapeado e ter uma mistura de tecidos torna-a completamente diferente e deixa de ser uma simples t-shirt preta.

Outros exemplos que tenho no meu armário: uma jeans pretas com fechos de lado e em baixo nas pernas, um top preto com renda, as minhas calças imitação de pele, uma camisola branca com relevos de flores e uma camisola também assimétrica.

Todas estas peças são consideradas básicas, mas o facto de terem estes pequenas diferenças torna-as únicas e deixam de se tornar tão aborrecidas.

Vegan on Budget for 2

Friday, August 26
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A few months ago I made the decision of going Vegan. I never thought going Vegan was that difficult or it was too expensive, but I decided to make this post anyway to help others that wan't to go Vegan but have a strict budget to follow. I created a list that will feed me and my boyfriend for one week for under 30€. Veggies, fruit and pasta/rice are the most inexpensive produce on the planet, so it's very easy to get all you need for your meals for a nice price.

Bellow you will find the shopping list from Continente, a list of dishes you can make with those ingredients (and probably more) and a week menu so that you can see how I separate my daily meals. The recipes and meals are made in our own taste, of course you can always change a few things or make your own list. Meal planning all the way! 

Hope this post can help a few of you that are on a Vegan journey.

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BASICS
+ Basmati Rice 500g                                                          0.78€
+ Whole wheat Spaghetti 500g                                         0.98€
+ Oven Patatoes 1kg                                                          2.99€
+ Wraps x8                                                                         1.99€
+ IKEA veggie balls 1kg                                                     4.99€

VEGGIES & FRUIT
+ Bananas 1kg                                                                    1.09€
+ Cantaloupe Melon                                                           1.99€
+ Strawberries 500g                                                           1.99€
+ Onion 1kg                                                                       0.85€
+ Baby Leaf Spinach 75g                                                    0.99€
+ Cucumber 1kg                                                                 1.49€
+ Pre made Lentils 3x200g                                                2.93€
+ Tomatoes 2kg                                                                  2.38€
+ Chopped Mushrooms 2x355g                                         1.26€

OTHERS
+ Tomato Polp 1kg                                                             0.79€
+ Almond Milk 1L                                                               2.29€
+ Oatmeal 400g                                                                 0.69€

TOTAL                                                                                  29.25€
BREAKFAST
+ Oatmeal, Milk & Fruit
+ Green Smoothie with Spinach & Banana
+ Oatmeal Pancakes
+ Only Fruit

LUNCH & DINNER
+ Basmati Rice & Veggie balls
+ Spaghetti Bolognese with Lentils & mushrooms
+ Veggie wraps
+ Basmati rice & lentils with Salad
+ Spaghetti & Veggie balls
+ Oven potatoes & Veggie Balls


SNACKS
+ Fruis
+ Pancakes
+Smoothie







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DAY 1 // Green Smoothie + Oven potatoes & Veggie Balls + Basmati Rice & Veggie balls TIP // make the veggie balls for lunch and dinner all at one, this way you will save some electricity from the oven

DAY 2 // Oatmeal pancakes + Veggie wraps + Spaghetti Bolognese with Lentils & mushrooms TIP // Make enough bolognese for 4 servings

DAY 3 // Oatmeal, Milk & Fruit + Veggie wraps + Spaghetti Bolognese with Lentils & mushrooms

DAY 4 // Green Smoothie + Oven potatoes & Veggie Balls + Basmati Rice & Veggie balls TIP // again, make veggie balls for both meals

DAY 5 // Only Fruit + Veggie wraps + Basmati rice & lentils with Salad

DAY 6 // + Only Fruit + Basmati rice & lentils with Salad + Spaghetti & Veggie balls

DAY 7 // Oatmeal, Milk & Fruit Spaghetti Bolognese with Lentils & mushrooms + Basmati rice & lentils with Salad

My Organic Summer Essentials

Monday, August 22

I love Summer beauty, and I also know how important it is! In the Summer I try to keep my skin as healthy as I can, and as safe as I can. In the Summer, I like to resort to these few products to keep my sun looking healthy and beautiful.

+ Tanning Sunscreen Lotion //  I always must have a sunscreen with me to keep my skin safe from the harsh sun rays, but still be able to have a nice tan. That's why I prefer a sunscreen that is also a tanning lotion. My recommendation? the Korres Sun Care Walnut & Coconut with SPF 20

+ Lip Balm with SPF // To keep hand in hand with my sunscreen is a good lipbalm, also with SPF in it. The lips are part of our face and they will also be damaged by the sun if we don't protect them. My recommendation? the Korres Decorative Care Mandarin Lip Balm with SPF 15

+ Rich Face Cream // This is a everyday must, but in the Summer our skin tends to be more dry and in need of more hydration, so I like to opt for a rich and hydrating day cream. And since I have some problem areas on my face due to acne, I like to choose one that can also help with that problem. My recommendation? the Make Me BIO Beautiful Face cream for Imperfections

+ Argan Oil // A must for me in the Summer is definitely Argan Oil, I live by it when my skin is dry and in need of a boost. So I love using an Argan oil soap and also an Argan Oil oil to keep my skin smooth and hydrated. My recommendation? the Oli-Oly Argan Oil and Soap.

+ Shaving Oil // We girls need to keep our shaving in check, I like to shave my legs, but I always felt that water wasn't doing the trick in helping to do a smooth shaving, so I got a shaving oil and I haven't looked back since! My recommendation? the Saloos Shaving Shower Oil

+ Body Lotion // After a day at the beach and warm shower our skin needs a instant hydrating boost! So I never, ever, forget to apply my lotion so that I can keep my skin smooth, hydrated and pretty. My recommendation? the Korres Lily Bouquet body lotion 

+ The red Nailpolish // I'm LOVE to have my nails painted red. I don'y know why, but in the Summer if I don't have red on my nails it ain't Summer, ha ha. I like to wear the most natural formula I can find, and I have fallen in love with the Korres nailpolishes. My recommendation? the Korres nailpolish in Tempting Coral

You can go and try out some of my faves at BeautySpin.com or Fapex.pt ! You can also go check out their Organic selection, they have a lot of amazing products for Summer!

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