Make up is something that we can’t live without. Ok. I can’t I confess.
It makes me feel confident, it makes me feel different. I can be in so many vibes, in so many characters.
I can be a lovely girl or a powerful women. Of course there’s life without make up. In my case, 90% of my life I’m without makeup. Just being comfy at home and being myself with all my acne, scars and myself.
But I love make up anyways. Period.
So in my last trip to LA, I was invited by MAC to test the new products for the holidays!
The collection is called Magic of The Night and I JUST LOVED IT!
So many purple, brown, golden shades that made me confused at the time I have to choose!
Last Tuesday, more than 6.5 million people watched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015. There was 74 looks, 46 wings, 6 themes and a 2 million dollar bra!
Together all the models have more than 90 million of followers on Instagram!
I have to confess that I watch every year, because is so much fun, so much entertainment! This year had The Weekend , that I think (and also the American Music Awards) is one of the best artist of this year. Selena Gomez, slayed (hate or love it, she slayed) with her amazing performance, making Justin Bieber feel SO sorry.
Ellie Goulding was stunning and I can’t describe her without gorgeous in the same phrase because I just can’t resist her unique-British-whispering voice!
But anyway, there is a part of me that get’s really worried and a little annoyed about this fabulous show.
And you can bet that is just because is so hard to get that Candice negative abs…. yeah. Maybe.
Watch the video of this post!
But what makes me overthinking is the fact that more than 6.5 million of people (and much more after its available on Youtube) are celebrating not just Gigi and Kendall first appearance on the show, but just one type of women’s body.
As this was the main standard of perfection and almost unattainable. Making other women feel SO inadequate for world’s “standards”.
In my opinion, I think it would be so much beautiful to watch a show that everybody could feel included in this day dream.
Imagine how cool it would be if had different women with different body shapes?
Women are more than that!
That’s why you can see so many girls with food disorder, depressed and feeling horrible. Because the world insists that this is the the perfection. And you know what?
You don’t need to be perfect. You’re so much more than a body.
Also you can bet that a lot of your friends are so jealous with a lot of displeasure and frustration. Girls. Just stop being like that. I don’t think you should hate it too!
My advice is to watch those big golden hair, bejeweled bras in Taylor’s gang as you watch a Disney movie. Is that real? You judge it all the time? Of course not. This is just entertainment don’t you ever make it this SO serious in your life.
They are women too, you don’t have to hate. This is their lifestyle.
You don’t need to make bulling with “the standard-perfection-body-type” and we agree to not do with ANY type of body. This is not a way to empower yourself.
Don’t think you should be beautiful before you get notice as a women. What is inside of you is more important than ANYTHING.
Watch it if you want it, have fun with all those crazy and fantasy looks, because is about fashion too. But just be aware that you don’t have to follow any trend or any pattern. Just love your body unconditionally. Just the way you are respecting your genetic, your body and soul!
Don’t ever be frustrated, don’t hate it! And don’t over rate it.
Let’s have fun and celebrate every type of beauty!
Normally we “know” what is good or not for our body. But sometimes, normal and “obvious” things that we do every day can destroy our skin, and maybe we “know it” but we just have to make sure to stop right?
Check out the Skin Damage routines that maybe you´re doing some:
Sometimes I know you´re really tired after a party or an event, but sleeping with your make up on, can cause you bacterial infections that can cause acne. The residuals in your pillow case can make you have some allergies in a few time. It´s a 2 minutes routine that keep you away from a dirty skin.
This is a hard one, right? We pass hours working like a crazy and we can´t drink coffee to keep us ” alive ” ?
The thing is that Caffeine is a major culprit when it comes to dry skin and the magnification of wrinkles. If you can´t give up on your coffee (I can´t!), just make sure you drink a lot of water.
Picking at the skin on your face will only push dirt and bacteria deeper into pores, resulting in more breakouts. To remove a acne on a important day of an event, or something, try the runaway make up artists tecniques: take an Advil and make a little hole to the medicine goes out and apply direct to the inflamed acne and in few minutes will be much better.
Skipping meals can cause skin to age faster and dry out more quickly. Always try to include vitamins C (oranges), B3 (peanuts), E (avocados), and A (sweet potatoes) in your meals to build up your skin’s health.
Taking long and hot showers, is not good for the planet, and not for you too. It takes out the natural oil of the skin and make the skin goes too much dry and without the natural protection.
You read magazines, fashion-beauty bloggers and Youtube tutorials, I know that you want to test it all! But if you test too many products on your skin, you should choose somewhere on your arm to avoid an unexpected allergic reaction on your face.
Hydrating yourself daily will not fight off, but also give your skin a healthy glow. Water is important to your body health and drinking enough water (about 2 l each day) you can filter your toxines and have a better skin, hair and life. I just love drinking water, makes me feel so good, but if you have difficulties to drink water, try to put some fruits like strawberry or lemon to make it flavored and make it more tasty.
Like your regular lenses, don´t forget to wipe your glasses clean. Bacteria that builds up on your glasses can get into the pores around the nose, causing breakouts and irritation.
Consider stress the heavyweight knockout when it comes to your skin. Not only can it cause blemishes, dullness, and rashes, but stress lines from facial movements will also ingrain in your skin over time. To avoid stress, take time to do something you enjoy like yoga, reading, or cooking.
I´m a night person, and if I let myself, I sleep when the sun is going up. But that´s wrong. You have to sleep at least 8 hours not just only to help you look refreshed (and also use less make up, getting a natural skin) but it also replenish and rehydrate your skin.
Norma Jeane Mortenson. The most iconic blond power of earth. You think blonde, you think Hollywood and than Marilyn Monroe pops in your mind.
With a glamourous life, some dramatic conflits, and all the empowerment of the golden ages of Hollywood and also with obscure facts, this woman made the world stops and remember her after 53 years of her death.
She is my fav gemini-blond-actress and I just can´t talk about Marilyn without saying “glam” all the time.
I think she´s the definition of : GLAM !
With a classic look, an amazing smile and a powerfull mind, she made history not only just for Hollywood but for all the women´s empowerment.
Let´s get some Marilyn inspiration for our lifes:
In 1946, Marilyn Monroe started her modeling career and her first job she earned $20 dolars.
WHAT? Yes… sometimes you don´t earn almost nothing. But keep going, you can rock the world babe.
The famous dress she used to sing ” Happy Birthday” for the president John F. Kennedy in 05/19/62, was so tight-fitting that Monroe had difficulty putting it on; she wore nothing under it.It was designed by Jean Louis.
So, it´s ok to not fit on that amazing dress you want to. If don´t fit on you, buy it anyway. It could be a memorable night for you. Or could be terrible, because… you´re not Marilyn. Deal with this.
She used to wash her face about 15 times per day, with the fear that if she didn´t she could have some spots on her skin and also to remove the dirt of make up.
Marilyn so smart.. Of course, you won´t wash 15 times per day, but don´t you ever ever ever ever (did I already said “ever” ?) go sleep with make up. Take it off, your skin is gonna be happy with you. And Marilyn would do this.
Maybe you didn´t knew that Marilyn told you this! Yep, from that day, all the lovers that wanted to marry a happy woman, MUST give a ring. That was good, or bad. Since then, we keep dreaming about this day that iconic ring goes to our finger… If your boyfriend tell you that´s bullshit, just answer him “Marilyn told me these rocks don’t lose their shape, never.”
And if was nowadays, I think this pink dress would be more like this:
Marilyn slept everyday with a few drops of Chanel N5 and… nothing else!
She wasn´t paid by the brand to sponsor. She was sexy because she was really confident, she didn´t fake it!
Addicted to Chanel N5, she would be like the best iconic it girl for nowadays.
The best of this is : be yourself. Do whatever you want it, live it.
She was real! Even she was a glamorous girl at Hollywood, she was always showing the world that she was a normal person, like eating hot dog on the middle of NYC.
She was always with some red lipstick and cat eye eyeliner, but I love pictures of her so natural. This is one of the no-make-up-make-up moment from Marilyn! I love this natural vibe, so pure, so soft, so inspiring!
You have to be whatever you want to be. Some of Marilyn notes was published on the book ” Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters” and we can face a Marilyn that maybe was manipulated by the old Hollywood industry, but even with all this pressure, she tried her best to show her personality and mind.
Do whatever you want it, be whatever you want to be, even if you feel pressured, sad or disheartened. Be strong, face the world and never ever give up of your dreams.
You saw this? She didn´t need so many make up or the best clothes. She can wear a black shirt and a white pants and a lipstick and be FABULOUS.
Forget that old thought about being fashion, that means you have to dress up like you´re in a party everyday. The basic sophisticated is the best way to express yourself and your personality.
Mihaela Noroc changed her life, quit her job, made a backpack and started a new journey to photograph woman all over the world.
This project is amazing and I´m really happy that someone could dedicate her life, to show our planet’s diversity shown through portraits of women.
I took pictures with women in many different places from all continents, except Atarctica. I captured beauty in brazilian favelas, rough neighbourhoods of Colombia, in an iranian mosque, on the Tibetan Plateau, in the biggest budhist temple of Myanmar, in the Amazon Rainforest, but also in fancy areas of Oxford, in downtown New York or in the suburbs of Sydney.
When I photograph a woman I talk a lot, I try to to make her feel special, proud and unique. I can get along in 5 languages and this helps me a lot, but in some countries, talking becomes body language.
I prefer to photograph natural faces, without a lot of make-up, and to capture that moment of sincerity and serenity that is so specific for women.
Sometimes I have only 30 seconds to make a portrait, because I meet a interesting woman, by chance, on the street. Other times, I maybe spend one hour, photographing, after I found her on a social network, a day before.
Now I can say that beauty is everywhere, and it’s not a matter of cosmetics, money, race or social status, but more about being yourself.
Global trends make us look and behave the same, but we are all beautiful because we are different. In the end, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the beholder is always somebody else.
I think everybody has to cultivate their own beauty, rather than copying something that doesn’t suits. In the end, the original is better than a copy.
Maybe in 50 years all women from all around the world will dress and act the same. I hope my project will remain a witness of my era’s cultures and traditions.
My goal is to continue and take photos of women from each country of the globe, making “The Atlas Of Beauty” a mirror of our diverse societies and an inspiration for people that try to remain authentic.
For now, this is just a dream, but if people around the world will help me, I can continue and complete the Atlas.
In my previous journey I had dangerous moments, hard days of working, exhausting routes, unfriendly viruses, but I would do it again, with all my passion.
In June 2015 I want to start a new journey, to new places of our reach planet, but it all depends on finding funds.
After this new trip I will have enough images to publish the first edition of The Atlas, creating an universe of diverse beauty, between two covers.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock feels like you have nothing on, but offers broad-spectrum protection to help prevent sun damage. This dermatologist-tested formula uses Avobenzone to provide advanced protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays, along with Dry-Touch technology for an ultra-light, non-shiny finish.
Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Cleansing Bar (Pack of 2) $15
Natural charcoal is known to degunk pores. Infused with refreshing peppermint oil and exfoliating jojoba beads, this unique formula works to make skin smooth and 2.5x cleaner than a basic cleanser.
Feel the deep clean
Hit dirt and oil with charcoal and peppermint
Removes 2X more dirt and oil than basic cleanser
Dual action formula exfoliates and deep cleans pores
Pack of 2 bars
This product gives a fresh feeling, like that your skin is deeply deeply cleaned! Just love it!
Gradually create a tan while protecting your skin from the sun. Non-comedogenic facial moisturizer contains UVA/UVB SPF 20. This product really works if you make as a routine. The best thing is that protects you and give a incredible hydratation feeling.
SALLY HANSEN Miracle Gel – Malibu Peach $ 7,99
This is for the ones that likes to do your manicure at home like me but loves that” saloon look”.The ONLY true 2-step gel manicure with no light needed. Results: Up to 14 days of color & shine.
No UV/LED light needed
2 simple steps
Increased wear & durability over time
Easy, soak free removal
Weleda Skin Food $13,99
This product is one of those that Beauty Editors goes crazy and ALWAYS use it. Is the kind of natural feeling product that makes you feel your skin really smooth and moisturized with the nutrients needed for our stressed days.
For dry and rough skin
Intensely moisturizes and smoothes skin
With pansy, calendula and rosemary extracts
Certified natural skin care
No chemical ingredients, synthetic fragrance or petrochemicals
Burt’s Bees Body & Bath Oil, Lemon & Vitamin E $6,99
I love Burt´s products, they´re all natural and feels like you find them in the forest. The smell, the touch is all so good and well made that I can´t believe it so cheap and REALLY works!
Made with Energizing Natural Lemon for a Refreshing Bath
Nourishes with Sweet Almond Oil & Vitamin E
Helps Smooth, Moisturize & Replenish Dry Skin
Yes to Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes 25 Ct $4,99
Yes To everything from this brand! It´s cheap, it´s amazing and you can find it easily.
Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes help fight acne and blemishes when you’re on the go with powerful blemish-fighting ingredients that are proven to help heal and clear skin. Salicylic Acid helps unclog pores, break down blemishes, and control oil. Tomatoes help control sebum and oil products in skin, while protecting it from environmental agents that can cause breakouts. 97% Natural. Free of Parabens, Phthalates and SLS. No Animal Testing. LOVE IT!
Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Moisture Bath & Shower Gel $10
You dont need to have a cold to be able to enjoy this popular pick-me-up and all-around soother. This Cold and Flu Bath and Shower Gel is the perfect day-starter or antidote for those under-the-weather blues. Created with time-tested botanicals like Eucaly. Also good for Acne fight! I can´t live without it !
Jergens Original Scent Moisturizer, Cherry-Almond $5
Jergens Original Scent Moisturizer transports you back in time as it transforms dry skin into soft skin. Leaves skin embraceable silky and subtly fragranced. Jergens Moisturizer with the classic Cherry-Almond scent comforts and nourishes. That kind of sleep-well-touch!
Aquaphor c $4,99
Aquaphor Healing Ointment protects skin to help enhance the natural healing process. Non-irritating and fragrance-free, recommended for:
cracked, dry or chafed skin; and chapped lips
minor cuts and burns
skin irritations from laser treatments and radiation therapy
When you feel your skin sensitive or after being exposure for sun, this product gives you a great relief feeling, just a soft touch on your irritated skin.
2n1 Tropical Coconut Light Moisturizing Air Powered Spray $6,99
An Air Powered continuous spray to lightly kiss your skin, leaving it moisturized in seconds softens extra dry skin. Have a emollient-rich coconut water & coconut oil formula that gives your skin a tropical treat.It’s air-powered, which means no chemical propellants. Good for you, good for the environment!
Love it to use it when it´s hot weather to relief or when is really cold and your skin is dry! Amazing soft touch!
KIEHL’S SINCE 1851Ultimate Strength Hand Salve $15
Formulated for the driest, most active hands, this heavy-duty moisture treatment is a thick, rich formula offering all-day care and protection. A blend of select ingredients allows skin to actually draw and absorb water from the air, forming a “glove-like” protective barrier against moisture loss. This formula, which contains a blend of botanical oils as well as natural wax derived from Olive Oil, further soothes, moisturizes and conditions skin.
This is that hand hydration product that you´re searching on the fancy brands and never find!
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*All the products you can find at drugstores and the prices can change.