27 February 2015

9
Personal Driving License
And why I'm the worst

Taking my driving license was really hard for me, not because I had trouble with the exams, I passed both exams at the first time and with excellence, if I may say so ahahah.

But I had a hard time because I'm a pain in the ass. I am.

I was sure that I wasn't going to like any of it. I thought I didn't needed a car and that it was a waste of my time and money. The time to get the license since you put foot on the school is two years, and I used it all, I'm a bad ass.

I went to the first class and I thought the subject was dumb, which it is. I went to some more classes from that teacher, but he only gave a 30 minutes class, so I decided to wait for the next one.

The teacher that gave the other class was amazing, I really liked him, he was funny, nice and a really good teacher. But as always I started to feel that I was being forced to be there, which I kinda was, and then university exams appeared and I decided to focus on them, months passed and passed... Decided to go again, starting to love the classes again and I had a little problem.

I was walking to the class and I thought "Ow, I can believe I'm going to class without feeling forced to go", and then I thought: "My knee doesn't hurt so much anymore, the doctor was the worst telling me I was going to feel pain forever" and then I fell...

In the ground was a plastic round shaped thing, the kind of thing people uses to wrap magazines to deliver to shops, you know?. And I didn't see it, my feet got trapped and I fell.

It would be completely fine to fall if I didn't already had a knee problem. I crushed my knee cartilage and it was really hard for me to walk. I had to take pills to reconstruct my knee cartilage for two months, it was awful. But that is a story for another day.

I didn't go to the university for days, and of course I didn't go to the other school either.

When summer arrived, and I only had four months to do driving exams, I decided it was time to go (but it took me about 2 weeks to actually go). I went everyday for two/three weeks and then I made the first exam, answered all question correctly.

I ended loving the classes, I knew everything and I loved knowing. My teacher was amazing and it was hard leaving the classes (for about 2 weeks, then I went back to normal ahah)

The driving lessons were also good. Never thought I would love to drive a car, but it was amazing.

I made my driving exam a few days before the end of the deadline. It was extremely bad ass of me and my teacher but we've made it. The exam went really well and everything worked out for the best.

Now I have a car, and it's perfect! It's my little "Gordo" (it's the portuguese word for "fat") as I like to call it.

As you can see I'm really stubborn. And sometimes I have to force myself to do things I don't want to do, so I can end up loving them.

If you are like me try to give this opportunities a chance. There's nothing wrong in trying.

26 February 2015

20
Outfit Take a second, Take a year

Coat: La Redoute & Primark | Boots: SammyDress | Jeggings: Primark | T-shirt: Au Revoir Simone
I don't have much to say about this outfit. I used it to take some photographs for Helena's blog.
I was really sleepy, my hair was all tangled and I didn't stop for a minute on the photo shoot, poor Helena, I'm the worst model.

A simple and comfortable outfit that's really good for this kind of days.

Love my boots!

25 February 2015

13
Lovely DayThe Blogger's Closet Sale

Hello, hello!

This Saturday, 28th of February me and some wonderful bloggers are going to be having a closet sale. I'll be sure to post a lot of photos on my instagram and later on the blog! Keep a tab on us and our guests on instagram with the hashtag #BloggersClosetSale

Olá, olá!
Este sábado, dia 28 de Fevereiro eu, a Helena do Fashion Mask, a Bárbara do My Kind of Joy, a Liliana do Fashion Avenue, a Catarina do An ideal for Living e a Daniela do Ballerina Bird, vamos todas nos juntar para fazer um Closet Sale a preços bastante acessíveis.

Eu vou também estar disponível para vos tirar dúvidas de html e de fotografia, e se fores blogger podemos até fazer pequenas modificações no teu blog.

Se fores do Porto ou tiveres disponibilidade de te deslocares até lá, aparece!
É muito simples de lá chegar, só precisas de ir de metro até à estação Francos e a partir daí encontrar o nº 246, vou estar por lá a indicar-vos o caminho. É muito simples de lá chegar, mas se não encontrarem mandem msg pelo facebook que eu vou lá ter convosco.

Adorava ver-vos por lá! Venham tirar fotografias connosco, conhecer-nos pessoalmente e conhecer também outras bloggers que irão marcar presença.

Vai ser uma tarde super divertida, não faltes! 
Usa a hashtag #BloggersClosetSale quando lá estiveres, queremos ver todas as vossas fotos na photobooth!

Quem vai? *-*

Morada: Rua da Travagem, nº 246 – 1º, 4250-489 Porto
Horário: 14h às 18h - Evento no Facebook *Aqui*

24 February 2015

13
BeautyA Super Duper nail polish

I have a bad experience with nail polish. Almost every nail polish I have takes a lot of time to dry. I'm super impatient so the nail polish gets ruined easily.

Some weeks ago I bought some nail polish from Makeup Revolution, I really love their lipsticks so I wanted to give their nail polish a try.

The first one I tried was a disaster, I will talk about that one later, and I thought that every nail polish from that brand were awful, but then I tried this one and I was so relieved to find that it was perfect!

It only takes one coat, a few minutes to dry (I was watching GoT while painting so I don't know for sure how long it took to dry, but at the end of 5 minutes they were perfect) and it took one whole week for the paint to crack!! I never had a nail polish like this one, and I'm so happy I bought it! To top it all, the color is perfect! Adore - 1,45€
Some photos of me with this nail polish.
The first one was on the first day and the last one after one week. Pretty good, right?
The photos can all be found on my instagram

23 February 2015

24
Outfit Let me give you my life

Boots: Local Store | Jeggings: Primark | Coat: Primark | Top: Tee Island

All photos by Helena

22 February 2015

16
Helpful Tips Working with a gazillion images at once
Photoshop

If you are a blogger, photographer, designer, or if you work in a store and you have a lot of images to edit before putting them on your website, because let's face it the photos never quite get like you want them to, then this Helpful Tip is for YOU!

Luckly for us there is a easier way to edit a bunch of photos in just a few seconds. Want to know how?
1. Open Photoshop.
2. Search for the Actions window on the right side of the screen.
If you can't find it go the the upper menu, click on Window, and then click on Actions.
3. Click on that little button to create a new action.
4. Change the name of the action, if you want to and then click on the record button.
5. IF YOU SEE A RED DOT, GOOD JOB! NOW YOUR ACTIONS ARE RECORDING.
6. NOW GO TO THE FOLDER WHERE ALL OF YOUR IMAGES ARE. CLICK IN JUST ONE AND OPEN IT ON PS.
DO ALL THE CHANGES YOU WANT, AS YOU WOULD NORMALLY. CORRECT THE COLORS, CHANGE THE SIZE, YOU KNOW...
7. WHEN YOU'RE DONE CLICK IN FILE AND CLICK IN SAVE AS.
CHANGE THE TYPE OF FILE TO JPEG, CREATE A NEW FOLDER, AND SAVE THAT IMAGE IN THAT NEW FOLDER.
8.CLOSE THE PHOTO! Click on that SQUARE button to STOP RECORDING.
9. GO TO FILE, THEN AUTOMATE AND THEN CLICK ON THE BATCH BUTTON.
10. a window is going to appear! where it says action see if says the name of your action, if not change it!
- in the first choose button, you have to choose the folder where all your photos are.
- in the second choose button, you have to choose that new folder you created in the last step.
- check if all the ticks ☑ are just like mine and then click in the ok button.
done.sit back and watch photoshop do all the work for you.

21 February 2015

30
Outfit Midnight Blue

Dress: Blue Vanilla | Boots: Justfor5£ | Coat: Sheinside | Watch: Daniel Wellington
Blue Vanilla has been one of my favorite stores for quiet a while, they have the most beautiful clothes! If you enter their website you find almost immediately that you are in the right store to buy some clearly cute clothes! They have beautiful kimonos, capes, playsuits, jumpsuits, blazers, and so on.
But then you click on the dresses... oh my the dresses, they have the most prettiest dresses! I always ended up scrolling up and down on their website, dreaming to have all their dresses on my wardrobe, a girl can dream... They are really feminine and cute, I can't get enough of them.

When I knew I was going to receive a Blue Vanilla's dress I was beyond myself. When I received my dress at home I was truly overwhelmed! The package was oh so cute, the bag had a pattern filled with blue hearts, the dress was beyond perfect and, to top it all, it arrived super quickly.

The piece of clothing I received is an embellished dress called Carter Midnight Blue, even the name is perfect, right?
It has a open back and a tie detail near the neck that I find extremely beautiful. The top is decorated with sparkling blue sequins that form a beautiful ornament pattern.

I completely fell in love with it, do you like it?
For this outfit I matched it with my blue boots from Just for 5£, my favorite watch, from Daniel Wellington, and my black coat that you all love so much, from Sheinside.

Thank you, Helena, for the always amazing photos and for putting up with me!
And I also have to thank e-tailPR for connecting bloggers with brands!

You can follow my instagram for extra photos from this photoshoot and you can also check out Blue Vanilla's Instagram and Facebook.