lunes, 30 de julio de 2018

Scandinavian Decoration Style Inspiration

Home Design Scandinavian Inspiration Seize your Style

I'm not at all an expert when it comes to home decor but it's a topic that I have started to research a little bit more about because I'm very interested in redesigning my bedroom. 
I think I was never that into home design because I had no idea which was my particular style when it comes to decoration. Having a style is very important not only for fashion because it gives you some sort of guide and it helps you to make the right decisions, in accordance with your personality and taste. 

But it was some weeks ago that a friend of mine shared with me this test to help you find your style in regards to interior design and I found it super useful! As I said before, I had no idea what I liked for my bedroom space and my bedroom didn't have any style or theme. So after taking this test and finding out which was my personal style I decided it was time to make some adjustments to my room in order to reflect this. 

You are probably wondering now what was the result of the test? Well, my style is Scandinavian and I thought it makes a lot of sense with my personality. After finding out this, I have started doing some research and looking for some inspiration in Pinterest. So which are the main elements of this decoration style and how you can achieve the Scandinavian look in your home? Let's dive into them!

1- Neutral colors

Scandinavian style is all about neutral colors, most of the images I have seen of rooms in Pinterest are designed mainly in white and grey shades. Some of them also included some touches of pastel colors such as pink and light blue. These are perfect for you to add if you want to give your room a girly touch :)

Neutral Colors

2- Light colored wood

I have also seen that most of the furniture is either white or is made of light colored wood. I really like how this looks because it gives a sense of warmth to the room. If you can't decide between white and this light wood there are some pieces of furniture that mix both and they also look great! 

Light colored wood furniture

3- Metallic accents

Another key element of this style of decoration is to add some metallic accents, here you can choose your favorite metals, whether you prefer gold, silver or rose gold, some metallic pieces and accessories will add more interest to your space. 

Metallic accents rose gold

Metallic accents

4- Choose geometric shapes

When picking your furniture pieces, lamps or anything else you want to include in your room, opt for those that have simple geometric shapes to get that clean Scandinavian style. This will help you to maintain some theme and cohesion in your home space. 

Geometric shapes

5- Include plants

Last but not the least, when I was looking for some inspiration on Instagram, all the rooms I saw there included at least one plant. I think that pop of green looks really cool with the rest of the elements and it also gives me a fresh feeling. So, a nice plant is definitely a must-have if you want to achieve this decoration style.


Well, these were all the main elements of the Scandinavian style that I was able to identify and that I will try to incorporate to my bedroom in order to create something that I like more and that represents better my personality and style. As you can see, it's not so difficult to do, you just need to find which are the key elements of that style and try to choose accordingly when you are purchasing something for your home, having that style in mind.

I hope you find this post useful and I would love to know if you have a decoration style? If you do, let me know what is it! :) 

jueves, 26 de julio de 2018

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask Review

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask Review

My latest beauty obsession has been, without a doubt, sheet masks! They seem to be everywhere and it looks like there is a sheet mask for each and every single need your skin may have. 

So, I have been trying a few sheet masks I was able to find here in Buenos Aires, but I was really looking forward to testing a real Korean sheet mask because I feel like this was a thing that they have invented so they probably are the best in this topic and also because I have been really into Korean beauty lately. 

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask

Anyway, I was really lucky because I was sent these Klairs sheet masks from the Korean beauty store Wishtrend and I got super excited to try them out! The Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask is designed to moisturize and soothe the skin and to also help to strengthen the protective barrier of the skin. 

I have already tried their Rich Moist Soothing Serum which I like a lot (you can read my full review of this product here) and I continue to use every day on my skincare routine so I was hoping that this mask also gave me the same good results. 

What I like about this sheet mask is that is very gentle and it has very basic and natural ingredients, such as, aloe vera leaf extract, hyaluronic acid, and Centella Asiatica extract along with 5 different types of ceramides which work together to strengthen the skin barrier. 

Korean Beauty Klais Sheet Mask Review

The mask is very easy to use, it's divided into two pieces, one for the forehead and eye area and then another part for the mouth area. I think that this makes it a lot easier for me to apply. After you apply it, you have to wait for 15-20 minutes and then you can remove the mask and pat the remaining product so that your skin can absorb it. 

During the 20 minutes, I left the mask on, it didn't move or fell from my face and it felt very refreshing, cooling and soft. It doesn't have a strong scent and to me, that is a plus because it feels more natural.

Klairs Sheet Mask

After I removed the mask, I could tell that my skin felt great, a lot more hydrated and recovered from all the stress I was carrying on from the week. These masks became a new weekend ritual for me now because since I have started working again I feel like my skin is suffering those fewer hours of sleep and maybe not eating as well as I was doing before. 

So they are really helping my skin to be at a better condition and I totally consider getting them again in the near future. I really hope you find this review helpful and let me know if you are using any other sheet masks at the moment? Which ones are your favorites?

lunes, 23 de julio de 2018

4 Lessons I have Learned from Being Unemployed

Today I have a little more personal post to share with you because I feel like that from every single situation we face in life we have the opportunity to learn some lessons. Even those moments when the circumstances are not so easy we can always change our perspective and still get something positive from this experience. 

We can't always control the things that happen to us, but we always have the power to choose our mindset so today I would like to tell you a little bit more about how I have changed my perspective during my year of being unemployed and the lessons I have learned from this experience. 

But first, I would like to give some more context, last year I have left my office job, the one I had for the last 7 years of my life. And although this was my decision, it still felt kind of difficult in the beginning. I'm a person that started working very early when I was 18 so until that point in time, I had no idea of what it was like not having a job. 

During the first months, I felt lost, out of place, and I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and my time. I started to desperately look for a new job because I couldn't stand the idea of not having my life organized by that 9-5 schedule. I went to a couple of interviews but nothing happened. The months went by and I was still unemployed. 

It was really hard because at this point I have started to question my skills and started to think that maybe I wasn't going to find another job. I had that believe inside of me that my value was related to my job and position. And not having any job at that moment led me to think I had no value. That was really wrong. 

After 6 months of this situation, I have decided to change my thoughts on my unemployment situation, I stopped the desperate job hunting, relaxed and that's when everything started to change. I focused on the positive and now I can see that my year of unemployment gave some really valuable life lessons that I have learned:

1- To take some rest

As I previously said, I have worked since I was 18 and I grew up in a family where working was very important and something that the people around me seemed to valued. Therefore, in the beginning, I didn't allow myself to rest. I wanted to go back as quickly as possible to being productive again. Therefore, I see it as a hidden blessing that I didn't find a job right away because I had to learn to allow myself to rest, to recover, to recharge my batteries during that time. I have learned that it's OK to have some time off because I had many years of working full time so it was just a natural balance that I had the opportunity to rest then.

2- To appreciate the time

In the same line with the last point, when I was unemployed, I realized all the time I had available and I started to think about what I could do with that time. I decided to focus on my blog and use my time to make it grow, to practice a little bit more with my photography and editing, to learn how to use a new software, to interact more with other bloggers, etc. 
I also took the opportunity to do some courses, learn new skills and to explore my career options and alternatives. I realized that this was the time I have to really think about what I wanted to do in the future, what kind of job I wanted to have and what I needed to do in order to get there. 
In addition, with all that extra time, I tried to see my friends more often and spend more time with my family, which also gave me a lot of support during those times. 

3- To stay positive and motivated

This is definitely one of the biggest lessons I have learned because sometimes is really hard to stay positive when things don't go the way you want them to. When you go to an interview and you don't get the job is very easy to feel sad and defeated but I came to understand that it's all part of a bigger process. I learned to accept the present situation and to trust myself, to trust in my knowledge and skills and to stay positive knowing that at some point things would change for the better. Also, when you are not at your best situation you have to find the motivation yourself to get up every day and do something valuable.

4- To appreciate the things I had

Last but not the least, when I was unemployed for such a long period of time, I learned to really appreciate the things I already had because I didn't have a salary to be buying new stuff every month. I needed to feel satisfied and happy with what I had and I think that is very important because if you don't feel satisfied with what you already have, what
makes you think that you will be when you have more? It doesn't work that way.
I have also learned to manage my finances more responsibly and to really evaluate my needs and desires when buying something. 

Anyway, I really wanted to share these thoughts because as I said, I think that even in difficult times there is room for learning and growth. Being unemployed is hard but it's up to you to make this situation something that you can benefit from in some way. And that goes for everything else in life. I hope you find this post interesting and let me know in the comments if you have had a difficult situation in which you have grown? What were the lessons you have learned?

jueves, 12 de julio de 2018

Elevate your look with AUrate New York

Elevate your look with AUrate New York

Fine jewelry is a treasure a woman must have. Searching for your perfect piece of gold jewelry is a very important task. It takes time and it takes patience because it's a very important investment. We want to find a piece of jewelry that represent us, that is beautiful, that has a good design but most importantly that has a very high quality and it's timeless because that piece of jewelry is going to be with us throughout our entire lives.

It's going to become that favorite accessory that we always go to when we have a very important and special event because it gives us that dose of extra confidence and it contributes to making us feel even more beautiful. 

Fine jewelry has the power of elevating any kind of outfit, no matter if you are just wearing a plain white button-down shirt and some jeans, if you add a gold necklace or bracelet it will change the outfit completely from simple to luxurious and elegant. 

AUrate New York bracelet

So, when it comes to picking your perfect piece of fine jewelry it is better to take on a minimalistic approach. Less is definitely more when it comes to the design because you want a piece that will last you for a lifetime, a piece that is able to adapt to your style evolution and still looks modern throughout the years. But also, what we want here is that fine materials stand out and shine for themselves.

AUrate New York Fine Jewelry

Therefore, I'm very excited to introduce you today to a brand that I have been loving for a few years now: AUrate New York, fine jewelry, no concessions. This brand goal is to provide you with the best quality materials for a fair price while also doing good at the same time. They strongly believe in sustainable production, in ethically sourcing their gold, pearls, and diamonds, and also giving back to the community where they are based. 

I always love when I have the chance to support and work with brands like this, who not only take care of offering the highest quality in their products but also have a very clear vision of the impact they are making in the industry and the world because I think when a brand starts doing business in a responsible manner, it's more likely that other brands will follow their example and improve their practices as well.

AUrate New York

AUrate jewelry is intended to last you a lifetime not only because they create their pieces with the purest 14-18 karat gold but also because their designs are original but classic and timeless at the same time, so you can easily continue to wear them as time goes by.  Their objective is to provide the modern, elegant woman with the best they can afford and help them take their look to the next level. 

AUrate Mini Charm Circle Studs Earrings

They have kindly sent me these gorgeous Mini Charm Circle Studs earrings in 14k rose gold and I'm absolutely in love with them! They are handcrafted with two natural black onyx gemstones and they are available in white, yellow and rose gold. You can also get them in 18k if you want to. I obviously went for the rose gold earrings because I feel like they are more trendy but as I said before, the design is very classic and minimal so I'm sure I will be able to continue wearing them in the years to come. But in case you are interested in seeing what other earring options you can find at AUrate, I suggest you check out their collection here.

Mini Charm Circle Stud Earrings

I feel like these earrings go perfectly well with any kind of outfit I would like to wear, from more casual options like this black and white sweater I wore to a coffee date with my blogger bestie to dressier options, like a cocktail dress or a silky top. Whatever your choice may be, these earrings will completely elevate and make your outfit more special. They are super versatile and they are perfect for stacking if you have more ear piercings. In my case, I have just one ear piercing so I wear them alone, but still, I think that they look so elegant and dainty. 

Elevate your outfit with Fine Jewelry

AUrate Earrings Detail

On the other hand, in regards to the shopping experience at AUrate I couldn't recommend them enough, the website design is clear, beautiful and user-friendly, they have a lot of information and styling tips to help you choose the best option for you and also the delivery was super fast! In 3 days, my earrings were right at my doorstep and the shipping has an insurance so you don't have to worry at all that your jewelry is not going to arrive. 

AUrate New York Jewelry

So, in overall, I'm very happy to share with you more about this amazing brand and also I invite you to check out their products if you are looking for the perfect piece of fine jewelry. When you shop at AUrate you can be sure that you will get the best quality combined with chic and timeless designs and you can also feel good that you are buying from a brand that works in a responsible and sustainable way. 

I really hope you like this post and I would love to know if you knew about this brand? What you think about these designs? And also if you normally wear fine jewelry?

lunes, 9 de julio de 2018

3 Ways to Look Unique This Summer

3 Ways to Look Unique this Summer

We always talk about how wearing the right accessories is the best way to make your outfit unique and stand out from the crowd. Sometimes, adding a nice bracelet, some sunglasses, and a cute bag can totally transform a basic white tee and jeans outfit.

But also accessories are a great way to show your personality and those things that make you different. So the idea of this post is to share with you 3 simple ways to look unique this summer with the right accessories! Let's start!

1- Personalized jewelry

Jewelry is one of the most important items that we can add to any outfit to make it stand out! Details are everything when it comes to choosing your perfect summer outfit so even if you are just wearing some denim shorts and a tank top or camisole, having a nice stack of necklaces can elevate your look to pure chicness. But to make it even more unique, you may want to consider getting some personalized jewelry, that will not only add a lot of interest to your outfit but also you will be wearing something that has a meaning to you!

My favorite trend lately when it comes to personalized jewelry is definitely the zodiac trend, choosing a necklace with the symbol of your zodiac sign looks very pretty and it's also a great conversation starter but you can also choose something else that has meaning for you, like your name, or the name of a significant person in your life, some special date, an inspirational quote or even coordinates of a special place. My gorgeous sterling silver Libra necklace is from ONecklace and this is without a doubt the perfect destination for you to find your piece of personalized jewelry. The variety of designs and options they have is incredible so I'm sure you will find a piece that is totally unique ;)

ONecklace Silver Zodiac Necklace

2- Hats with phrases

This is one of my favorite trends for summer because I think it always adds a fun touch to your beach or urban outfit. Hats are definitely a must-have for summer because they protect you from the sun but also I find them extra chic! They always give you that glamorous french riviera look and who doesn't want to look like that?

Anyway, wearing a hat on its own will definitely make your summer outfit more interesting but if you want to take it to the next level you need to get a hat with a cute, relaxed phrase! 
That way you can choose the text that resonates most with your personality and again you will be showing a little bit more about yourself in a very easy way ;)

Summer hats

3- A summer bag with extra details

Another trend that I'm absolutely loving right now is the straw/basket bag. This is definitely the IT accessory this summer and it really does a great job in complementing your typical summer uniform of a flower dress and sandals. But again, the key to making this trend unique is adding some extra details, like for example tying your favorite silk scarf to the top handle of the bag is a very simple way to make your bag look different. 

Also, try to look for bags that have interesting details like colorful pompoms or tassels, this kind of details will add a fun touch to any of your summer looks. 

Summer Accessories

So, these are 3 very simple ways for you to make your summer outfit unique and to stand out from the crowd by showing some of your personality. Let me know in the comments which are your favorite summer accessories? And also how do you usually show your personality through your outfit?

jueves, 5 de julio de 2018

Review: Le All in One Base and Top Coat from L'Oréal

L'Oreal All in One review

Today I want to share with you a quick review of this new product I have been using lately. I was looking for a new base to apply to my nails before the nail polish because I think it really helps to keep my nails healthy and nourished and it also helps the nail polish color to look better.

I love doing my manicure myself at home because I feel like it's my "me-time", it helps me to relax and disconnect so I always enjoy trying new nail products. This base and top coat from L'Oréal recently caught my attention because it has rose oil. Also, it's a 2 in 1 and you know how much I love this kind of products that you can use for different things.

So, even though it's a little bit more expensive than the other nail products I was using before, I thought it was still a good investment because you get a base and a top coat in one product. 

L'Oréal Le All in One

Anyway, let's dive into the important thing here: does it really work? Well, I have two different opinions about it. As a base, I definitely love it! I feel like the rose oil really does a good job keeping my nails healthy and nourished. Also, I don't see my nails getting stained from the nail polish colors and they are not getting yellow as well, something that has happened to me before with other products. In addition, my nails are not getting broken and they are chipping a lot less. 

L'Oréal Le All in One review

On the other hand, as a top coat, I'm not so convinced about this product mainly because of two things: it doesn't dry as fast as some other products I have tried before and it doesn't give as much shine to my nails. I would like to point out that this product is not a quick dry product but I still feel like it takes a lot get dry, which doesn't help if you are like me and can't keep your hands still for a long time. In regards, to the finish, it's not super shiny but I'm ok with that, I feel like it gives you a decent shine but nothing too crazy.

L'Oréal Le All in One nail product

I would recommend this product if you don't want to have too many different products and also if you are looking for a good base for your manicure. But if you are considering this product to use it more as a top coat, then in that case, maybe you can get some better options (for example the Insta-dri from Sally Hansen, which is my all time favorite top coat).

In general, I feel satisfied with this product and I will continue to use it. I hope you find this review helpful and please let me know if you have tried this product? Also, tell me which are your favorite nail products?  I would love to know! :)

lunes, 2 de julio de 2018

My Top 5 Favorite Beaches in Croatia

My top 5 Favorite Beaches in Croatia

For all of my friends and readers who are currently in Europe enjoying the summer and maybe thinking about going to the beach anytime soon, this is the post you were waiting for :P
In the last few years, Croatia has become a top summer destination in Europe because of its incredible coastline and light blue sea. There are tons of different beaches to enjoy in this country and it can get overwhelming to decide where to go. So, after spending the last two summers exploring this country I thought about sharing my favorite beaches. 
I'm not saying these 5 options are the best, the truth is that with a very long coastline and more than a thousand islands to discover, there is definitely a place for everyone and endless alternatives but I wanted to share with you the ones I consider my favorites and also to tell you why.  So without further talking let's go to the beach! ;)

1- The Must-Visit: Zlatni Rat

I felt like I had to go to Croatia to visit this beach, it was definitely a must! Zlatni Rat beach (located on the island of Brac) is absolutely incredible, the water is unbelievably clear and it has the most beautiful light blue color. Even the view you get while you are walking towards this beach is totally worth it because you are able to see that golden horn shape formed by the pebble beach. It's absolutely stunning!

Zlatni Rat Beach

Zlatni Rat beach - Croatia

2- The Chic: Banje Beach

If you are more into those beach lounges where you can listen to some cool music, chill and enjoy some drinks while seeing the most amazing view of the Dubrovnik walls, then Banje beach is definitely the place for you. 
It's also a great spot for people watching since, for example, many famous bloggers and celebrities have been there too. So, grab your favorite pair of sunglasses and your trendiest swimsuit and enjoy the chic experience ;)

Banje beach

Banje beach Dubrovnik

Banje beach View
 You can see the Dubrovnik walls just behind me

3- The Paradisiac: Sunj beach 

This beach located on Lopud Island (near Dubrovnik) is one of the sandy beaches you can find in Croatia, which makes it really special because most of them are pebble beaches. This one is not as crowded as the other two I have just mentioned so it really gives you that paradisiac and more private experience. If you want to read more about my trip to this island you can check my post here. 

Sunj beach

4- The Urban: Bacvice beach

This is a very popular beach located in Split. What I like about this one is that is located right in the city center practically so it's very easy to get there. I also have very good memories of this beach since it was the first one I have visited in Croatia and it was super close to the hostel I stayed in at that time, so it's kind of special to me. Anyway, if you happen to go to Split, you will probably end up visiting this one ;)

Bacvice beach

5- The Hidden Gem: Sablicevo beach

Last but not the least I wanted to include this hidden gem because when I was in Croatia last summer I have decided to spend a couple of days in Rijeka, which is not the most touristic city and I have also heard some people telling me that this city didn't have any good beaches. However, I was able to find this place that completely blew my mind! I couldn't believe how this amazing beach was just hidden in the middle of the city! The water was completely clear, clean and it had the most amazing color! Also, what I loved about this beach is that it wasn't super crowded and most of the people there were locals, so I felt like I was one of them ;)

Sablicevo beach

Sablicevo beach Rijeka

Anyway, I have visited a lot more of incredible places but I feel like this 5 have their reasons to be in my favorites! Let me know in the comments where are you going this summer? What is your favorite beach?