You know that ritual most women have after showering? The gentle spreading and massaging of body lotion through every inch of skin? A very feminine gesture, right? Well, I can’t do that. First, I forget – every.single.time; Second, I get cold (because I like my baths really hot); Third, I either have to wait for it to dry or have a battle with my skinny jeans to get in them. So, nahhh. It’s not really my thing. Every once in a while it’s ok, but every day?! Oh lord, who has the patience!? (Rhetorical question: A lot of people, I know). Anyway, unfortunately, times goes by, and I am beginning to feel the weight of it – my skin is getting drier (both face and body, but I’ll leave the beauty routine for another post) and I now feel I owe it some special care (how awful is a pair of legs full of scurf? Ewww). That’s why I decided to get this shower cream – I get my hydration but while in the shower, which is great because a long shower is one of the things I take much pleasure in life. I like the smell, I like the price (less than 10€), the texture and I like the fact that it is super practical – just how I like it – and leaves the skin very soft right away.
As for the nail polishes, well, there was a promotion at SEPHORA in the BOURJOIS polishes and these colors were sitting there, waving at me, saying ‘Hello stranger! Take us home!’… and so I did, because they seemed to be two very nice and zen fellows.
// My OYSHO new favorite sweater (seen here).
// OYSHO sweaters and pants, PULL & BEAR (Men’s last season) t-shirt, H&M tank top & my old NIKE trainers (as much as I like the new models I won’t spend a penny on such things until I am sure this strike will last more than 3 months (the longer I’ve managed to stay true to the gym).
I am terribly lazy when it comes to exercise. I hate to work out, or run, or put my ass on a bicycle, … and so on. I used to like team sports such as football (or soccer, if you wish) and volleyball but to practice those nowadays just because isn’t as easy as subscribing a monthly plan at the gym. And so I did, determined to make 2013 the year I’ll become skinnier, fit and healthier – or, to make it short: hot! Eheheh I’ve been swimming about 2 or 3 times a week, for the past couple of months and I already feel better (it also helped me smoke a lot less) in terms of resistance and even body shape (I feel leaner, but it might be just phycological…) and now I am planning on going to the gym 3x/week. Let’s hope so. I started last week, on wednesday, and went the straight 3 days after (my PT said I had to go 3x/week and so I did!) – by friday I swear to God there wasn’t a single muscle on my body that didn’t ache (I wasn’t even aware I had so many…). But I was happy I didn’t just gave up right away. [ Oh the little victories in life! ] Tomorrow there’s more. I hope the painful fase ends quickly because I’m not sure my reckless determination will last long… The good part is I can take care of myself and enjoy the view at the same time!
Meanwhile, since I didn’t have much to wear in such circumstances, I had to drag my ass shopping (wich is a bummer because I am trying hard not to buy more stuff) – to OYSHO, that happens to have a gorgeous and affordable gymwear collection. Correction: to OYSHO, that this season has a gorgeous collection!
The weather here has been tricky. It doesn’t look like May, and it is still raining – wich is a bummer when it matches the weekend. Luckily Lisbon woke up sunny today. Hope it lasts.
Meanwhile, I’m craving all things bright and colorful that speak Summer to me. I was never a beach person but I am anxiously longing to my first day soaking up the sun (probably because my skin looks like a roadmap). Let’s pray for it to stay and have a nice week!
Ph. Joana Viegas // MANGO trench coat, OYSHO shirt, ASOS jeans and watch, ACCESSORIZE bag, PRIMARK sunnies and loafers, H&M bracelets and wider ring, PEDRA DURA pinky ring.
When I don’t know what to wear, I have a few ensembles I know to be safe (not that I am very crazy when it comes to dressing anyway, I prefer to keep things simple), but in those days one wakes up thinking ‘what the hell am I gonna wear?!‘ this is pretty much the combo that works well, feels fine and looks good: jeans + white shirt + flats + trench. I then spice it up a little bit with good accessories (a bright tomato red bag – that I love, and some golden minimal jewelry) and I’m god to go. (I am sorry for the very wrinkly shirt but after a couple of hours seated traveling it’s normal, and I happen to not carry a iron in my bag…)
Oh, btw, the doodles you see on my hand were made with this awesome lip marker from SEPHORA that lasts hooours (and tastes good!) – I bought the hot pink one a while back (not shown here – it is available in 3 colors: hot pink, coral and burgundy) and I am absolutely in love with it.
Remember when I cut my hair and said that was just the first step on my spring clean fever? Well, it was. And now I am about to finish step 2 – the bedroom…
This is just a little preview. I am still taking care of what to hang on the walls and put on the frames and small details like that. I’ll make you a tour as soon as it is all final, polished and pretty.