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quarta-feira, 23 de novembro de 2016

One NEW Thing and More of the Same FAVS - HAUL


This would be a repetition haul if it wasn't for the:

1. HOURGLASS - Incandescent Electra highlight. I saw it discounted and I just had to buy it. I don't have anything in my collection with this much shine. It's not glittery, just shine city in a natural and beautiful way, giving you a natural glow. I also love using it on the brow bone. Just amazing (I'm really late for this one but I'm happy I got it).

2. The DIADERMINE face day cream is #5 or #6 that I buy. It's always on discount, the price is great for the quality and it gives me just the amount of hydration I need without breaking me out. It makes my skin glow and I love this brand.

3.Kylie matte lipgloss in KOKO K is very beautiful. As I talked about the kylie lipglosses in my October Haul this is just as good. The colour is a bit lighter but as pretty and opaque on the lips. I still obsessed with DOLCE the letters and design have faded so much from the wear. KOKO is a bit lighter so if you like light nudes that that is the one for you. These KYLIE lipglosses are my favourite lipsticks of all time and if I'm not wearing any of these, I'm must have on a lip balm from DIOR that you know I love.

4. A dark blue gel nail polish from HELLO for the coming Winter. I love my blues so I just had to buy this sparkly almost black blue. The sparkles are not noticeable but in the sunlight or lights, it shines beautifully. Another of these great gel nail polishes for my collection.

Would you like to see a Hello nail polish collection? What are your favourite buys of the month?

quinta-feira, 3 de novembro de 2016

30 Days Challenge


I started a 30 days challenge on the first of November because the last few months I've not been going to the gym as regularly as I would like and it's making me a little sad. There is no best time to start something than now and I was trying to avoid procrastination this time (procrastination is something I do all the time and I need to just get rid of it in my life).

I'm thinking about doing this because I know I can do it! Last year, around the same time I started running and I felt great and I was killing all of these challenges. I just set my mind to it and did it. So if I did it once I can do it again! (If I do increase these numbers I will update you guys here but also if you want to see my everyday, or almost everyday, goals met, go to my Instagram @nickafernandes - a newer account)

I also would love to succeed at my running goal of this year which is running the 10k in less than one hour and you might think that is a small goal but for me, that will be huge. On the treadmill, I can and I already did it last year but outside, it's just a little bit harder. So let's go! I can do it! You can do it! Let's do it together.

This chart is just showing what I want to do workout wise but I am also doing two more which are related to my health and getting back on track with my yearly goals. Since we're getting towards the end of the ear I need to make sure that my goals are being met or at least trying my best to do so. These other two are no consuming sugar or coffee.

The sugar is the worst part for me because usually, I go 15 days without and then I'm like a junkie and feeling crazy if I don't eat a "bit" of chocolate (when I say a bit, I normally binge). This time I'm going for the entire 30 days and I know I can do it because I'm saying it isn't just for me but "for a greater good" (I don't want to discuss that at the moment, sorry) and that will help me get there. I will probably binge eat the next day (first, of December, let's see).

The coffee part is easier because I have been avoiding it for almost two years and I've been successful for the most part. I love coffee for its flavor as most of the food I eat and I can manage well without it but sometimes I just want to indulge. I want to get to this point with chocolate.

When I started cutting coffee I had headaches and I would feel sleepy but one thing that helped me with the sleepy part is drinking a smoothie every morning (another thing I'm getting back to doing every morning).  Now when I don't drink coffee, it doesn't affect me as much.

There are so many things I want to get better at in my life that most of the time I feel overwhelmed but you have to start somewhere. So I'm starting on the things that I can do and that are most affecting me in life.

If you are reading this and want to join me, no matter that I already started, just tell me and/or follow me on my Instagram account - @nickafernandes and #fitnesschallengewithnicka on your Instagram photos and I will like them. I love seeing other people's progress because it incentives me too, and hopefully you will feel inspired too. See you there.

domingo, 30 de outubro de 2016

My First Haul on This Blog


I wanted to make the fist HAUL of this blog with my favourite things at the moment. I did buy some more products but these are the ones that stood out and were a bit different than usual and I am just in LOVE with all of them.

1. The BIOTEN night cream is amazing. If you don't already know, all of the bioten products I ever tried I love and this could not be ay different. This is a night cream and I have dry to combo skin so I love my night creams a little bit on the oily side but not too greasy that it might break me out. and this has just the right amount of oil and the anti ageing properties are visible with two or three usages.

2. Ultra Suave from the brand GARNIER is great and I always buy one or two hair masks when I go there but I saw this product and just because it smelled fantastic I had to buy it. I do love my leave in whatever makes my hair shiny and beautiful I always love to try out so it had to come home with me. I love it, not only it makes my hair smell amazing it is also great for the colder months ahead because you can use it to protect your hair from the heat even if it's still really wet. I usually go to the gym at night and almost every time, I wash my hair so this has saved my life trying it. I even think my hair drys faster when I blow it out with this product.

3. Laura Mercier is a brand I have in my collection for a long time now. The first product I bought was the translucent powder that is amazing and I use every day. This foundation has been on my list for a while now. Every time I use it people compliment me and ask what foundation it is. I apply it with my beauty blender dupe that I love and it looks flawless, lightweight and just blends like I have nothing on my skin. Now I just need to buy a lighter shade for the winter.

4. The KYLIE matte lip gloss and pencil were the first colour I bought - DOLCE. It's a dark nude that looks amazing in contrast to my pale skin.  The colour is very pigmented so you need just a little bit, it will last me a lifetime. When you first apply it takes some seconds to dry and after, it just stays on all day. The texture and staying power is amazing, it is matte and non-transferable. I did the kissing my boyfriend test and drinking water too, it did not budge.  It's not drying if your lips are in their normal state but I don't like to wear it more than three days straight because the fourth day my lips are a little dryer (normal for me whatever I'm putting or not on my lips). I have ordered more and I have even more in mind to order because they came out with a bunch of new colours this Autumn, I'm so excited

5. HELLO Gel Nail Varnish in the colour number 25 - Satin Pajamas - is a pinkish nude. I love nudes and I love these gel polish because the quality s fantastic at a great price, I recommend you check it out. On me these last more than a week which is amazing because there is no nail polish that lasts that long and these are nail polish prices. They also have different sets for those of you that don't have the UV light. I'm not sponsored, I just love it and I have bought other brands and for me, these are the best. I have a review on a set/kit from the same place HERE.

These are some of the products I bought this month and I have been using them non-stop since I got them. They can be also considered my favourites but I have some other products I want to add to that. I most probably do a video on that on my youtube channel

Tell me what is your favourite product that you last bought.

quinta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2016

TV Series Review: West World


West World is a new TV Series which my boyfriend and I started watching this month.

I saw the trailer and it just calls to me so I had to watch. It is based on a movie from 1973 and has the same background story. I have not seen the movie but now I'm interested. It's my type of series, in the sense, it's a thriller/terror where there is not a lot of dull moments and the actors are amazing too.

The surroundings of the takes are almost all in the "play town" where people go to have adventures and experience things that they can't in real life. It has some science fiction behind it with the artificial humans that habit the "town".
The other scenes (until now) are in the lab with the scientists and tech guys which also is very interesting and gives us a look at their life and questions ours (if we were in a similar position). Also, the "God" position of the creator(s) is quite intriguing, of course, the actor that interprets God is one of the best in my opinion - Anthony Hopkins and just him makes the series much richer and interesting. But there is a cast of  actors that is "almost" as good.

You can't ask for more quality and I do think that at the moment there is no TV Series out there better. Of course, I still love Game of Thrones but it's not coming out at the moment and I also think that this is at the same level/could get to (because it's a baby at the moment) of elaboration and fantasticalness, it does have the field to grow far.

I do recommend vivadly, it's amazing. I would give it a 10/10 and let's see if it continues like this.

quinta-feira, 1 de setembro de 2016

Getting back to Yoga


After some most needed vacations, a lot of eating and doing nothing... or almost nothing. Now I need to get back to my workouts and all of the activity I can fit in my day-to-day to get rid of some of this vacation weight.

I love doing yoga in the morning but it has been harder to do it every day, even though I miss it a lot and my body does too, I find myself gravitating towards other things like weight lifting and arms and when they are tired I do a bit more arms...
Working out for me, can't feel like a chore or I wouldn't do it anymore. So I always do what I'm feeling that day with the conscious of rotating exercises for each muscle area ass much as I can but lately, I've been feeling that it's harder to rotate and I'm just doing one type of exercise and/or muscle area.

Now that the weather is cooler and I can feel a breeze from time to time I want to start running outside which I know I love and get really addicted to. Also, I want to do some yoga that isn't 15 minutes "stretching style" at the end of the day, I want a hole one hour routine where I can try to get to the next level and do positions I have never done before and those that, at the moment, are really hard, get them to flow better and stronger/longer.
I want these two to come back to my daily routine and then rotate the weight training that I do.

I'm all about starting new and I do my best to grab all these year round dates (the end of long vacations) to start again and get to my goals because the year has not ended so I can still reach them.

You all out there that get a little down when the end of the year looks near, just get back on your feet and every 1st day of every month is a new start or even of every week (If you can view it this way) is a new start so grab it and get to your goals of this year.

Created By Veronica Costa, Coprights @ 2016