sexta-feira, 11 de abril de 2014

UMA Expo 14

Last weekend, me and my friend Harriet went to the UMA Expo, a trade show for makeup artist with lots of talks, demonstrations and HUGE discounts.

We had the chance to see Robin Mathews (and her oscar) talk about Dallas Buyers Club, her favorite products, what she used on them... Quite cool!

Hope you're not too disgusted about the photos, they do have a lot of FX artists doing makeups throughout day, amazing to see the transformations..
(Trying really hard to keep a straight face, but the guy was really freaking me out!)
(Harriet wouldnt take any pictures with me, I'm pretty sure she was a little scared!) 

quarta-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2014

What do you mist?

Time to share a few tips. I have always been a little skeptical about mists... until I started using them. Mists are a kind of "water" that is usually sprayed and that contains vitamins or other good stuff for your skin or your hair. The cool thing about mists is that you can carry them around and since they're sprays, it only takes a few seconds to use them and you instantly feel refreshed. Plus, I am the laziest person on earth about creams and moisturizers, etc... So if I tend to use these, it's a good sign! 

For years I've only used MAC Fix + and I can swear by it. Not only it smells super good, it also helps keep your makeup put for several hours (it really does). 
Recently, I have started using a Vitamin C face mist and a strawberry body mist from Bodyshop. So far, for the body mist, I looove it. It is a complement to your perfum and it last for many hours... oh, and it smells amazing. For the face mist, I've only been using it for a couple of days but so far it is really hidrating.

segunda-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2014


 I first moved to London in May, last year, to study professional make-up. Decided to put my Business Administration degree on hold and went to Glauca Rossi for two months, which was both exhausting and mind-blowing. I learned A LOT, really surprised myself and met very lovely girls... And of course spent all my money on makeup. After that I still felt like, even though I L-O-V-E-D IT, I didn't know if that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, if that makes sense. At the time I had just found out I was accepted at London College of Fashion and had a couple of months to kill before that started, so I decided to enroll at Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design. That was just a dream come true... I don't have enough good things to say about it. We were all treated like princesses, had classes in the heart of Soho and met the most amazing and influential people in the fashion world.. The staff and my colleagues are the most wonderful people I have ever come across.

Let me introduce the Condé Nast(ies)

Now I'm studying Fashion Business at LCF, and working full time at the Gucci Press Office. I started in October and this is basically the reason why I have been M.I.A. the last couple of months. I'm also in the process of buying my first apartment here, which has been EXTREMELY overwhelming on top of everything. I guess I'm an actual adult now...

quarta-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2014

Less is always more

I've come to realize that I am a makeup hoarder.. I have all my products and brushes divided between three different cities (Coimbra, Lisbon and London), you know, "just in case". Yeah right. So this year I decided that I will ONLY buy new makeup if I run out even if its a really good deal. And this applies to everything really: less stuff, less excuses, less mess.

In the spirit of spring cleaning, here are my favorite multitaskers:

Translucent powder: makes your face matte, your lips matte and helps you blend whenever you use to much eyeshadow, bronzer, blush etc.
Coconut oil: AMAZING for your hair, your skin and to take your make-up off...
Vanilla Pigment: cause we just like that dewy finish all over 
Charcoal Brown eyeshadow: for your brows, crease and even contour
Mascara: which you can always double up as eyeliner..
And finally my beloved Talk that Talk lipstick, for your lips and cheeks!

Just hit pan on my NARS Laguna Bronzer, but I casually have three more bronzers laying around...


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