Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Best wishes...

Dear followers,

I wish you all a fantastic New Year full of happiness and achievements.

Monday, 23 December 2013

The war of clones part 6.

Hello dear followers!

Once again I'm bringing you some clones that I've found on the internet. I'm sure that some of you will be pleased to see that you can find the famous Valentino studded heels (€670) cloned at an affordable price (only €22). Have a look! 

Tom Ford (left) vs. Lulu's (right)

Victoria Beckham (above) vs. Parfois 

Giuseppe Zanotti (left) vs. Makemechic.com 

Giuseppe Zanotti (left) vs. Makemechic.com 

Valentino (above) vs. Makemechic.com 

Jimmy Choo (above) vs. Makemechic.com 

Saturday, 21 December 2013

20 Shoes to make you sparkle this Christmas.


The weekend is here, Christmas is around the corner and in one week it's the last night of the year! Uf, time goes by so quickly! Here you have my very best selection of shoes that will make you sparkle in this festive season!! Have a great weekend!! 

1. Macys - 2. Heels.com - 3, 4, 5, 11 & 18. Topshop - 6. Zara - 7. Michael Kors - 8, 19 & 20. Makemechic.com - 9. Aldo - 10. Shopakira.com - 12. Solesociety.com - 13. Miss Selfridge - 14.  Mango - 15. Nine West - 16. John Lewis  17. Nastygal.com 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Nails Meeting for Christmas!

If you are a girl who follows the trends, loves being perfect from hear to toe and sharing girlie moments with your friends, then you should know that there's a new place in Lisbon where you are going to feel at home. Located in one of the most fashionable areas in town, Principe Real, Nails Meeting offers you a new concept in beauty and fashion. As its slogan says "We Do, We Dress, We Treat", Nails Meeting aims to bring a new beauty experience. You can organize a beauty party there with all your friends, where you can all have a manicure/pedicure, at the same time in the same room while having a cup of tea, gossiping about the new girl at the office or if you prefer have a massage. 

Nails Meeting had a little Christmas cocktail and I was invited to know the place and see what they have to offer. I think that Lisbon was missing a space like this where friends could enjoy these girly rituals together. Well, now you know so there's no excuse not to be perfect from head to toe. And don't forget that if Principe Real is a bit far away for you, you can also find Nails Meeting in Saldanha and Entre Campos. Book now here!

Pics: Facebook

Saturday, 14 December 2013

10 dresses to look great this Christmas.

You might spend your weekend going around your city trying to find the perfect dress for your Christmas party - one that will make stand out and be the envy of your colleagues so you'll be tge belle of the ball! Well I have chosen 10 of them all available from ASOS, where you also will find other models in all sizes and prices!

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for reading!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

The colour of 2014.

PANTONE, the international authority on all things colour, has selected its official Colour of the Year 2014 - Radiant Orchid. Described by Pantone as "a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple" set to make its impact on the fashion, beauty, art and design worlds, the hue has fuchsia, purple and pink undertones and replaces 2013's Emerald shade.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/09/4681262/the-it-color-for-2014-is-radiant.html#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/09/4681262/the-it-color-for-2014-is-radiant.html#storylink=cpy

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute said that’s what pop culture wants right now. “People associate purple with creativity and originality —and those are very valued today. We see words like that being used to describe technologies and products that are seen as innovative and with an approach you haven’t tried before.”

Missoni - Marc Jacobs - Max Mara

And you, what do you think about this colour? Thanks for reading! 

Monday, 9 December 2013

Street style trend: leather leggings.

In the cold days of the winter we prefer wearing clothes that warm us up and keep us cozy. Among all the possibilities you can find, there's one that stands out and has become the trendiest winter must-have. Everyone is wearing it, from celebs to your colleague (that one that is always impeccable). I'm talking about leather leggings! You can wear them from day to night, and if you style yourself properly you can even go to the office with them. You don't believe it? Well, have a look!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

The war of clones part 5.

It has become a regular feature on my blog and I know you all love these posts, so here are some more clones for you!

Monday, 2 December 2013

Magic Spa Experience at Pestana Hotel.

Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine yourself in a retreat where cut off from any outside noise, where the only thing that comes to your ears is the sound of the water and the sound of perfect relaxation music. The only thing you feel is the hands of the best therapist massaging your body at the rhythm of the playlist and everywhere is suffused with invigorating and fresh smells. What could be more relaxing?

That's was my experience at the Magic Spa at the Pestana Palace Hotel in Lisbon, nominated for the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. At the beginning of last month, the Magic Spa at the Pestana Palace Hotel celebrated bloggers week and some of us were invited for a treatment and to get to know the spa. I fell in love with it from the moment I put my foot through the door. I’ve had a couple of massages in other spas in Lisbon but nothing compares to the experience here. It has become my favourite retreat to find calm and relaxation so I went back last week for a 2-hour treatment: the "Magic without stress" treatment where, after a full body exfoliation I had a full body massage followed by a "Magic aroma facial". But that's not all. Once you’ve booked your treatment, you can spend there the whole day there if you want to and enjoy the outside pool (especially during the late spring and summer season), the jacuzzi or the indoor pool as well as the gym.

The Magic Spa is located in the gardens of the Pestana Hotel surrounded by trees, flowers and the sound of birds. A special setting like this is for a special person, and that person is you!

All the staff at the spa couldn’t be more pleasant and they are truly helpful, providing careful explanations of every treatment. The Magic Spas have now launched their exclusive brand, ‘Magic Potion’. Free of parabens, artificial colouring and flavouring and not tested on animals, the Magic Potion products excel in the quality of natural materials used and the initial extract of essential oils is something worth highlighting. As an added feature, the use of the latest Miron glass packaging technology preserves the Magic Potion products against the effects of light and temperature.

Whether you live in Lisbon or are coming for holidays and need treat yourself, my recommendation is to spend a day at this fabulous spa.

Have a great week!

Pics: Pestana Hotel

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Rule # 29: How to wear ripped jeans.

We see it everywhere. From celebrities to bloggers, from your neighbour to maybe even your aunt. Ripped jeans are here to stay and even if your dad says ripped jeans were a sign of poverty in his day, nowadays they are a must have. Hard to believe, isn't it?

Ripped jeans appeared on the fashion scene in the 80s due to the influence of the alternative rockers and have become more and more widespread in contemporary fashion trends. This season the grunge trend is huge so having a pair of ripped jeans is part of any fashion victim's wardrobe.

So if you want to be trendier than ever and look chic, the first thing you have to do is choose a pair of jeans that flatter your figure. Have a look at my post "How to wear Jeans". Once you have chosen which kind of jeans are better for you, ask in the shop for the same model but ripped! My recommendation is that if you want to have classy and body-conscious shapes, the preference should be for skinny ripped jeans. On the other hand, the effortless effect is best achieved with baggy jeans and turn-ups. However, the important thing is not the type, but your body shape and your boyfriend's ripped jeans are great for minimizing anything you don't want to show.

Now the question is, what to wear ripped jeans with? Everybody knows that ripped jeans go best with the grunge style but there are other styles you can wear with these jeans. And they go from the classic to the most romantic. Loft a classic style, you could pair them with heels and a lace top. Anther look that works perfectly is the timeless black and white combination: just wear a white shirt with black ripped jeans, glittery shapes on tops paired with skinny alternatives and some black items like jackets and simple tops. And you might be asking yourself what you can wear with them in the cold weather? We'll, it's simple. Wear ripped jeans with a cream trench coat or beige jacket or even with an oversized coat.

I personally think that they look really chic and trendy when they the jeans flatter your figure and you combine them with the right accessories. I love them! What do you think about this trend? Have a look at the outfits I created for you.

Ripped jeans, Rag & Bone. Sunglasses, Ray Ban. Blouse & Heels, Topshop. Bomber jacket & Bag, Mango. 

Ripped jeans, theyallhateus.com. Coat & Shirt, Mango. Bag & Shoes, nastygal.com. Necklace, Zara. 

Ripped jeans & Top, Mango. Boots, Topshop. Sunglasses & bag, Zara. Jacket, monsoon.co.uk

Friday, 22 November 2013

The war of clones part 4.

Here I come again with more clones. Sometimes it's hard for me to tell which one is the original and which one is the copy. 

Have a great weekend! 

Dolce & Gabbana Vs. H&M

Dolce & Gabbana Vs. Sheinside

Givenchy Vs. Choies

Prada Vs. Sheinside

Stela McCartney Vs. Dorothy Perkins 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Steel the look of: Olivia Palermo.

Olivia Palermo is well known for her amazing style and effortless looks and this international 'It Girl' always looks amazing. If you'd like to steal her looks, here are three options to help inspire you. And the best part is that you don't have to spend a lot of money on these pieces!

Leather pants, shirt & boots, Mango. Gilet & bag, Dorothy Perkins. Jumper, Topshop. Sunglasses, River Island.

Camo pants, Karen Millen. Jacket, Miss Selfridge. Belt, Reiss. Bag, Mango. Flats, Nordstrom. Sunglasses, Sassandbide

Jumpsuit, Dorothy Perkins. Bomber jacket, Mango. Boots, Topshop. Sunglasses, SL. 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Have a great weekend!

Weekends are amazing, aren't they? It's a time to relax and to spend with friends and family or do some shopping. Anything but work, right? In terms of clothing there's no need to dress up but you shouldn't forget that you're are a fantastic, smart woman who enjoys choosing the right clothes and loves to stand out in the crowd. Jeans are the best solution when paired with the right accessories and, of course, the right tops. Have a look at these street style pictures and outfits I created for you so you can look sophisticated with very little effort. 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Shopping Trend: Black & White & Red.

I've already talked to you about some trends for this season and how pairing colours can give you a completely different look and take your outfit to a different level. This time I want to show you the next shopping trend: black & white and red all over. 

Perhaps influenced by the grunge trend, or by too many red carpet events, designers have brought us these three matching colours to give us a bright winter. I personally love it and it can look chic when used the right way. It doesn't mean you have to wear a piece of clothing that has the the colours together. Just mix and match them to get that chic and glamorous look!

Dolce & Gabbana - Burberry - Dior