Prepare your skin for the summer!

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One of the hardest challenges when the weather is warm and humid is too do a good make up. Here in Rio de Janeiro the weather is very warm and humid so it is a real struggle to have a flawless skin. That is why I searched and tried what would be the best options for this conditions. Now I found the perfect combination of products and it is my daily routine:

1 – Visibly clean 2 in 1, wash and mask. Even though my skin is very dry here in Brazil my skin gets much oilier due to the weather. The first step for the make up to look nice is too prepare your skin correctly. Before everything I wash my face with this Neutrogena 2 in one. You can simply wash your face normally or you can leave it on your face for a few minutes, like a mask, for a deeper cleaning. It really works, in the night I like to use it as a mask and in the day I just wash it normally. Neutrogena is a very affordable brand and you can easily find it in the drug stores!

2 – Visibly clear grapefruit oil free moisturizer. After washing I like to use a moisturizer. The problem is that here is very humid so it must be a oil free moisturizer. I’ve been lovingggggg this one! I saw its review in this blog and I bought it right away. Is veryyyy affordable I think I paid 6 euros for it. It has soooo good smell and it leaves the skin fresh! You even feel a nice cold sensation, is perfect for the summer!!

3 – L’oreal skin perfection primmer. I usually do not use a primer, but since is warm, the make up comes out much easier. Therefore, is good to pass a primer to help the make up to last longer. I´ve been liking this one I have no problems with it. I´ve heard that the Revlon photoready primer is quite good as well.

4 – Foundation L’oreal true match.This foundation is the bombbbbb! I am sure you already heard about it. It has a super light texture but stil gives you a medium coverage. Plus, it doesn’t leave your skin oily, which is superrr important! I absolutely love it <3. It is also super affordable for a foundation. Here in Brazil it is bit more expesive :(, you can try to buy in Mercado Livre here or ask someone that is travelling abroad. it is seriously worth it!

5 – Concealer Pro long wear MAC = Holy Grail <3. I have the darkest under eyes ever! I started using make up exactly to try to cover my under eyes. I have tried soo many and this one is by far the best! It is quite thick, so the coverage is amazing <3. Is really good because stays in place, the whole day even in the warm and humid weather. It cost 80 reais here in Brazil, it is bit more expensive but I use it every day and it lasts a year, so it is worth it.

6 –  Mac mineralize powder or Rimmel stay matte. Both are really good! The Mac mineralize is thinner and shinier then the Rimmel. If you want to have a more natural and shiner coverage Mac is the best option. It is also ideal for just warm but not humid weather. If you want a really really matte powder, Rimmel is PERFECT. It doesn´t leave any shine on the skin. It really helps to keep the skin dry and the make up in place when you sweat a little. If the weather is humid I would recommend the Rimmel stay matte and it is also very affordable I paid 6 euros for it \o/. You can find it in drug stores as well.

What do you use to keep your skin flawless?? What make up item is your holy grail? Share with us!

Thanks for reading I hope it helps someone :*

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Finally in Rio – Adidas gift

After travelling for 2 days I finally arrived in Rio de Janeiro *.*!! Arriving in your parents house is like a 5 star hotel, for a student that lives alone ahah. There is plent of food, orginaziged house…. is pretty amazing !! Above all those things, I went inside my room and there was a Adidas bag on my bed <3!! My mom knows I´ve been in love with Adidas lately, so she gave the Adidas originals shirt and jacket soooo awesomeeeee! Here in Brazil Adidas has partnership with a store called Farm ( super nicee store) if you want to see some Rio de Janeiro inspired clothes have a look at their website here! Since I am a woman and nothing is enough, I still want so badly some items of the Rita Ora collection! Unfortunately, at least here in Brazil the collection didnt arrive in the normal Adidas store :(. Therefore, we need to purchase in the Adidas online store and I also saw the collection in Asos! Have a look at the Rita Ora collection over here. I am absolutely in loveeee.

Ps: Now that I am Brazil my little brother is that one that is going to take my photos haahha! Let´s see how this is going to work.

What is in your wishlist? Are you in the side of Nike or Adidas? haha

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Rainy day outfit

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Coat, sweater and jeans Gina Tricot / backpack Stradivarius (wish we had this store in Brazil or in Finland)

Hellooo everybody in Finnish “Hei” or “Moi” ahha,

Yesterday was probably the warmest day so far here in Tampere, Finland. It was +15 celsius *.*, but of course it was rainingg :(. I didn`t really care, because I was just happy that I could wear only one coat without freezing haha. In rainy day I just feel like using a comfy sweater and some boots. Another helpfull thing is to use a backpack. Is so hard to hold an umbrella and a heavy purse at the same time!

Tomorrow I am going to the camera store to get a new lense! I am going to buy a used 50mm lense so the photos will hopefully be better and have that blury effect on the back ground *.*! Can´t wait to test itttttt!!

What is your to go outifit in rainy days?? How is the weather in your home country?

Byee / “Moi moi”,

xx

Summer holiday – 5 days to Rio de Janeiro

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I am soo excited because in 5 days I will be on my way to Rio de Janeiro (aka my homeee *.*)!!! I don´t know if people know this but in Brazil clothes are quite expensive. What happens is that we have lot of boutiques but we don´t have so many department stores. Recently it opened ONE forever 21 in Rio and all the girls went crazy haahah! We don´t have H&M yet :(, when I am in Brazil and I want to buy clothes I go to Zara because is one of the most “affordable”. Is really sad that clothes are so expensive in Brazil, that´s why before going there I do a little shopping over here hehe.

As I showed in one previous post, Rio de Janeiro style is very colourful and warm, so I choose some fun items:

1. Shirt from Bikbok – great to use with a jeans short and some havaianas, perfect to walk around during the day.

2. Shorts from Gina tricot – They are soo comfortable! Sometimes jeans shorts get a bit uncomfortable, so I wanted something to subistitute that. Plus the print is similar to the one used in the Copacabana beach sidewalk *.*.

3. Bikini from H&M – A bikini is a MUST have if you go to Rio. I didnt have any! Let´s face it, there is no place to use bikini in Finland. Maybe in the sauna but the tradition is to go naked!! Yeppp, Finns have no problem to be all naked, I had a bit of a culture shock ahha. No, in Brazil we do not go naked to the beach :D, actually womans don´t even do the “topless” thing.

4 Shirt from H&M – Always good to have a simple white shirt so you can play with the accessories. This one is actually a cropped top.

I hope I can show little bit of Brazil to you girls when I am there! What about more Rio de Janeiro street style? If you are curious about something in Rio let me know! I want to post as much as possible when I am there! 🙂

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Thanks for reading! Are you travelling somwhere in the summer holidays??

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Long slim skirt – Kardashian vibes

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                         Skirt and shirt from Gina tricot / shoes Adidas

Long slim skirt. I have been seeing this type of skirt so much everywhere. I seriously couldnt wait to use it!! Actually, I couldn’t wait to use a skirt outside hahaha.I am soo tired of JEANS JEANS all the time, but here is so damn cold is hard to use something else. This skirt shows the “curves” but still isn´t vulgar and it is sooo comfortable!! I am sure I will be using it a lot in Brazil, if I go out at night somewhere I can just add a pair of simple heels and I am good to go. This skirt brings out the Kardashian that lives inside me ahhaha.

What´s your opinion? Do you like this type of skirts or nahh?

Street style – Rio de Janeiro

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Photos taken from here and edited by me.

I am going to spend my summer holiday in Brazil!! More specifically in Rio de Janeiro *.* . I was born in the south of Brazil in Porto Alegre, but I was raised in Rio de Janeiro. The way that people dress in Rio is so UNIQUE! Probably  because of the weather, is basically always warm there. Other reason I think is the daily contact with the ocean. We have the beach so near us, is part of our lifestyle. Going to beach for a swim,to play volleyball, or just to have a nice walk there. Since I am going there soon, I figured it out that I needed some inspiration! Here are some characteristcs of the Rio style:

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This is me in Rio with Adidas.

  • The cariocas (people born in Rio) love to use light fabrics! It is so warm so light materials are definetly a MUST.
  • They use lot of colours! The city itself is so full of life and inspiring, colours are everywhere!
  • Prints, prints prins! Cariocas are definetely not afraid of mixing all types of prints, textures, colours.
  • Cariocas want to be comfortable. Is very normal to go out just using some light dress and flip-flops ( every carioca has a Havainas flip-flop, no kidding).
  • Natural. Cariocas have that effordless charm, is like ” Oh I didnt even do anything to my hair, I just puted in a bum and now looks like this”. The girls use very little make up. Actually, in the summer in Rio make up is a  real struggle, you sweat so much it all just melts ahahah.

I hope you got some inspiration for the summer! I know I did! Can´t wait to go shopping for summer clothes full of coloursss!! *.*

What are your inspirations for this summer?? Are you already prepared for it??

Spring might have arrived in Finland!

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Coat, bag Gina Tricot / Jeans Primark / Shoes Adidas from Second hand store ( best finding ever)

Some people from Brazil ask me “Is there summer/spring in Finland or is there snow during the whole year?”. I always laugh at that question!! Yes, Finland can be very cold but there is also warm summer! It is true that probably 9 months of the year is like super cold ahahah BUT the other 3 months can be quite warm.In fact, Finland has one of the most beautiful spring/summer that I have seem! In the spring you can see everyday little by little all the flowers and nature coming back to life! Kind of sucks that in the rest of Europe it is already much warmer,but there isnt much that we can do besides wait and enjoy the little sun we get during some days. Soon warmer days will come *.*, i can feel it! It is also exciting that now a days it starts to get dark around 21:00h! In the summer we literally have endless days since the sun barely goes down!

How is the weather in your country at the moment?! Summer feelings already?

xo – Fernanda :*

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