Monday, November 19, 2018

CHRISTMAS THEMED ROM-COMS TO BINGE WATCH

Hey everyone, I haven't posted anything in quite a while and the reason for that is: lack of inspiration (also I got into college but I'll talk about it another time). I really like blogging and I want to keep it as natural as possible so for now I won't make a schedule, I'll go with the flow and post whenever I feel like sharing something with you guys.




The reason I came here today is to share my favorite romantic comedies that are Christmas related, I live for some good old chick flicks and I absolutely love that Christmas vibe with lights, threes and snow so why not mix these things up and get perfect cliché stories?

The List

A Christmas Prince

(by the way while i was writing this I found out that A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding  will be available on Netflix on November 30 oh my god)

"When a reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?" - Netflix






The Princess Switch 

"Stacy, a type-a planner with a penchant for schedules takes a spontaneous trip to the charming land of Belgravia at the encouragement of her sous chef and best friend, Kevin. While preparing for the Royal Christmas Baking Contest Stacy finds herself faced with an identical stranger, and a strange request. Free-spirited but royally obligated, Duchess Margaret Delacourt wants nothing so much as one last chance to experience life as a "normal person" before she dutifully marries the crown Prince of Belgravia. Stacy can give her that wish. From questionable equestrian skills and the ture meaning of charity to slipping accents and snowball fights, this is an adventure that no holiday romantic should miss." - Theaudestcooper



You've got Mail

"The film tells of Kathleen Kelly, who owns a children's bookstore in New York. It is a small but profitable labor of love -- until Foxbooks, a mega-chain of super-sized bookstores, begins building across the street. Joe Fox, an executive with the family-owned firm, is directly responsible for this particular branch. Kathleen despises Joe and everything he seems to stand for. The future of her very livelihood is in doubt. When Kathleen and Joe are not working, they are logged onto their respective computers, where they've each met a wonderful friend. No one else has shared-or is even aware of-their intimate, anonymous electronic conversations that begin with the magic words "you've got mail'." - Rotten Tomatoes



The Holiday

"Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy Holiday stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who exchange houses in order to get a new lease on life. After each suffers her fair share of romantic disappointments, Englishwoman Iris (Winslet) and L.A. woman Amanda (Diaz) meet on-line at a website devoted to helping people exchange houses for vacations. Each agrees to spend the Christmas holiday at the other's home. While each suffers from a minor case of culture shock, both women also end up becoming involved with a man. Iris makes the acquaintance of an upbeat everyman played by Jack Black, while Amanda spends time with a handsome Brit played by Jude Law. Both women must decide what to do with these new relationships as their pre-arranged house switch is scheduled to last less than two weeks." - Perry Seibert, Rovi


A Royal Christmas

"Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of Cordinia, wishes to marry his young love Emily Taylor, a humble seamstress from Philadelphia. But Leopold's mother, Queen Isadora has other plans for her son." - IMDB



If you think I spend most of my day dreaming about meeting a Christmas-ish Prince Charming you're totally correct. 
What is your favorite Christmas Rom-com? xx

Thursday, February 1, 2018

ALL ABOUT THE PERFECT NUDE LIPSTICK



THOUGHTS: 

I think my life can be separated in two moments: Before and after I found this lipstick hahah.

Stark Naked by Urban Decay is a nude shade that fits every skin color. It's not too dark or too light, too brownish or too pinkish.

It is a matte lipstick but it's super comfortable and it's long lasting. It takes some time to dry but it doesn't bother me. Definitely looking forward to try other lipsticks from the Vice Collection by Urban Decay out. 




THE PRICE: 

$17.00 (US)
£15.50 (UK)
R$73,00 (BR)

HOW IT LOOKS:



THE PACKAGING:

The packaging is also beautiful and super secure to chuck in your handbag, also the bottom, where the name is, is color coded to the lipstick so if you have more than one shade from this collection it's easier to find the one you're looking for.



Have you ever tried this lipstick before? What is your perfect nude lipstick? See you on my next post


Monday, January 22, 2018

MY NEW ZARA BAG: AFFORDABLE MEDIUM TOTE BAG WITH ZIP


I've been wanting to get a structured bag for a while but I never found the perfect one, until two weeks ago when I went to Zara and oh god I've been in love with the Medium Tote Bag With Zip from the moment I first saw it. 





"Black city bag with contrasting interior colour. Features a double compartment, one zipped pocket, a handle, adjustable shoulder strap, gold hardware and magnetic clasp fastening."

What I like the most about this bag is that even tho it has more than one compartment it is not the type of bag with hundreds of zipped pockets designed to make us keep unnecessary and messy things. Not to mention the beautiful Marsala interior colour and the fact that it is the perfect size for an everyday bag (Height x Width x Depth: 22 x 29 x 15 cm. / 8.6 x 11.4 x 5.9″).

Have you ever bought any Zara bags? Where is your everyday bag from? 

I post twice a week, every Monday and Thursday! Keep updated cause I'll be posting a "What's In My Bag" very soon.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

MOOD BOARDS: EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ONE

Mood boards can be a collection of colors, textures, fonts and photos that would define either you or a project you're working on.

For me it works as a way to keep myself inspired, to come up with flatlay ideas, for example, or to feel better when i'm down and unmotivated.

You can use it to find inspiration to outfit photos you'd want to take or to find outfits you'd like to wear, such as makeup products you'd want to buy or makeup looks you'd like to recreate.

To create online mood boards I use Pinterest (first picture) and We Heart It (second one).



But you can also use a cork or magnetic board to create a mood board in your room. 


Tell me in the comments below how do you find inspiration! And feel free to comment your Pinterest and We Heart It usernames. xx isabella



Thursday, January 11, 2018

WHAT'S IN MY MAKEUP BAG


Hey everyone! In today's post I'm going to show you my makeup essentials: what I take with me when I need to get ready in some place other than my home. But before that I wanted to announce that from now on I'll post twice a week: every Monday and Thursday! Stay tuned. 


First of all: my makeup bag. It has kind of a tropical print and I got it from a store called SOUQ and I love it because it's the perfect size, not too small but not too big.


Now speaking of brushes, from the left to right, I carry with me:

  • an eyebrow brush (It's actually a clear mascara brush)
  • a small eyeshadow brush
  • a sponge applicator brush from EcoTools
  • a blush brush from a nameless brand
  • a concealer brush from a drugstore brand
  • a larger eyeshadow brush for blending



You might remember this concealer from my "What I Got For Christmas" post, the Pro Longwear Concealer by MAC (NW20) and oh jesus I'm obsessed with it! It has such a great coverage and it lasts for a really long time.


This powder is from a drugstore brand but I'd also recommend the Maybelline Fit Me, it's my favorite.


Talking MAC again, this is my favorite blush ever, it's called Harmony and it gives the best sunkissed look! I love wearing it to make my freckles pop.


This eyeshadow palette is probably one of the best things i've ever bought! The Blushed Nudes by Maybelline has great neutral shades going from gold to white. 


I'm obsessed with winged eyeliner and my favorite product to do so is the liquid eyeliner by Make B but I also recommend the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon or Aqua XL eye pencil by Make Up For Ever 


I can't live without mascaras and if you're like be I totally recommend you the Great Lash by Maybelline, the Miss Manga by L'Oreal and the Voluminous Original also by L'Oreal. To be honest you should try every mascara made by L'Oreal because they're all amazing. (not sponsored)


Lastly but not least: Lips. From the left to right:

This post is not sponsored but if any of the products caught your attention you can click to go to the brand's website and don't forget to comment what is your favorite makeup item xx Isabella


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

MY FAVORITE INSPIRING BOOKS



I love reading and I love finding out about new books but I also know that choosing what to read next can be hard so to help you with your to-read list of 2018 I decided to share with you the biography, the illustrated book and the fiction that inspired and motivated me the most.

THE BIOGRAPHY

Let’s begin with what might be considered a cliché: Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, a book that show us that with effort and passion everything is possible. Stay focused and ignore the haters!
From Goodreads: "At seventeen, Sophia Amoruso decided to forgo continuing education to pursue a life of hitchhiking, dumpster diving, and petty thievery. N1ow, at twenty-nine, she is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, a $100+ million e-tailer that draws A-list publicity and rabid fans for its leading-edge fashion and provocative online persona. Her story is extraordinary—and only part of the appeal of #GIRLBOSS.

This aspirational book doesn’t patronize young women the way many business experts do. Amoruso shows readers how to channel their passion and hard work, while keeping their insecurities from getting in the way. She offers straight talk about making your voice heard and doing meaningful work.”

THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK

I know some of you may think that it’s a bit weird to add in this list an illustration book but I couldn’t not add Fashion House: Illustrated Interiors by Megan Hess, this book was so beautifully made and whenever I look at it I feel the need to write or draw, to be productive, create.

From Goodreads: “Ever dreamed you could live in the suite of a Manhattan socialite? Or the grand estate of one of London's men-about-town, or a Parisian vintage loft? Within the sumptuously illustrated pages of this book you will find that all of your extravagant dreams of interior design have come true. 
Internationally acclaimed illustrator Megan Hess has assembled some of the most decadent and indulgent interior designs from around the world in her collection Fashion House - beautiful interiors which are guaranteed to delight and inspire. 

Fashion House celebrates some of the most decadent and indulgent interiors from around the world and the icons, past and present, who inhabit them. Discover the type of furniture they choose, the style of clothes they wear, and how they style a space. Learn the benefits of the eclectic chair, the portrait piece, the striking rug, the signature wallpaper, and the resident pet. Drawing on her years of experience working as an illustrator for international brands such as Tiffany's, Chanel and Christian Dior, Hess has combined her love of fashion and interior design with her signature illustrations, and has created a book of undeniable style sure to be adored.”

THE FICTION

How To Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran is not your usual YA book, to be honest I don’t even know if it is considered a YA, what I know is that it will find a place in your heart and make you wanna do anything to follow your dreams like Dolly Wilde, your new friend.

From Goodreads: "What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes—and build yourself.

It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer. She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer—like Jo in Little Women, or the Bröntes—but without the dying young bit.

By sixteen, she’s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. She’s writing pornographic letters to rock-stars, having all the kinds of sex with all kinds of men, and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less.

But what happens when Johanna realizes she’s built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters, and a head full of paperbacks, enough to build a girl after all?

Imagine The Bell Jar written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girl is a funny, poignant, and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it."

THE END

What are your favorite inspiring books? Have you read any of these? What type of post do you want to see next? xx Isabella





Sunday, November 12, 2017

MY FAVOURITE LOOKS FROM MILLIE BOBBY BROWN


We all became obsessed with Stranger Things when season one was released but weeks ago season two + Behind Stranger Things came to increase this feeling. 

We fell in love not only with the show and the characters but also with the actors and, in my case, with Millie Bobby Brown's outfits! Sometimes I can't believe she is 13 years old, when I was her age I had 0 sense of fashion.

Anyway, I decided to put together my favourite looks from her, check it out:



Some of them might be a little too sophisticated to wear on a daily basis but what about the stripped high-neck shirt with black pants? Or denim overalls with a stripped shirt? You can also try matching pants with coats and don't forget about the sunglasses! 

till next time 
xoxo bella


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Inspiração: Looks de Outono Rose Quartz e Greenery



Como vocês já devem saber, o verão  (finalmente) chegou ao fim e com isso começou a minha segunda estação favorita do ano, após o inverno obviamente, outono! 


Por isso decidi unir este clima que tanto amo com moda, pois roupas de frio são incrivelmente lindas, e com a cor do ano de 2017, e a queridinha de 2016 que continua tendência, para compartilhar estas inspirações para looks!

Greenery foi elegida pela Pantone como a cor deste ano, para representar o meio ambiente, porém apesar de existirem peças bem bonitas de tom esverdeado a cor não fez tanto sucesso como a Rose Quartz, uma das escolhidas do ano passado.

O tom de rosa pastel, desde o seu anúncio como a cor do ano de 2016, é a paixão de quase todo mundo, além de ser super fácil de combinar na hora de montar um look!

Esta cor fez tanto sucesso que, mesmo após a virada do ano, continua em alta, já que ninguém quer tirar essa maravilha do guarda-roupa.



até o próximo post
xoxo
isabella

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Crítica de Filme: A Bela e a Fera (2017) // Review da Live-Action



Finalmente o filme mais esperado do ano pela minha pessoa estreou!! Assisti A Bela e a Fera na quinta-feira, 16 de março, dublado em 2D, pois só tinha uma sessão com o filme legendado e estava esgotada (e eu esqueci de colocar as minhas lentes de contato, ou seja, sem condições de colocar o óculos 3D), mas sem duvida alguma pretendo ir no cinema assistir o filme de novo.

Dificilmente eu assisto filmes dublados no cinema porque existe uma grande possibilidade da dublagem ser ruim, porém os dubladores de A Bela e a Fera estão de parabéns!! Não sei se foi pelo fato de eu, quando era pequena, assistir a versão original dublada fez com que não fosse tão estranho ouvir as músicas e os personagens falando em português.

A Bela é a minha princesa favorita da Disney e eu simplesmente amei o modo como a Emma Watson a interpretou, Bela é uma inventora, assim como seu pai, e, assim como na época em que o filme se passa, poucas pessoas sabem ler, principalmente mulheres, por isso Bela sempre tentava ensinar algo às crianças.

A atuação de todos os atores foi muito boa, sem deixar nada a desejar, souberam captar perfeitamente o jeito dos personagens da versão animada, e a cena da transformação da Fera foi tão emocionante quanto a original.



Outro detalhe que eu amei foi o modo com o qual eles realmente levaram em consideração o período histórico, diferente do original, no baile da corte, por exemplo, teve o uso de perucas brancas e maquiagem branca com traços coloridos, os livros que Bela lia eram do padre, pois não era comum existirem bibliotecas, sem contar os figurinos ma-ra-vi-lho-sos, um mais lindo que o outro, cheios de detalhes impressionantes.

Além disso, na live-action eles focaram mais na história da mãe da Bela, o motivo pela qual ela morreu e porque Bela e seu pai se mudaram para o vilarejo, e na infância da Fera, mostrando o por quê dele ser como é.

Se tem uma coisa que eu amo são as músicas de A Bela e a Fera, e na adaptação além de se manterem fiéis às letras originais, adicionaram músicas novas incríveis que se encaixaram em momentos que realmente precisavam.









Vi críticas negativas sobre este filme e, em minha opinião, a decepção de algumas pessoas pode ter ocorrido pelo fato de que elas criaram muitas expectativas, pois eu sinceramente achei o filme bom! Fui para o cinema com medo de me decepcionar e com certeza isso não ocorreu, super indico ele a todos!

xoxo
isabella


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

coffee talks: la la land



Hello there!
Welcome to Coffee Talks.
Where I talk about something that has been on my mind during the past few days 
so grab a cup of coffee and have a good time!



Cheers to one of the best movies/musicals i've ever watched! 

Synopsis: "Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams."

Everything was so beautiful! From the story itself to the scenes that were shooted, the vintage-hollywood romanticism (and outfits!) in a modern-day is dazzling. 

I love the fact that I can relate to Mia and Sebastian as an artist trying to go after their dreams, waiting to be found by "someone in the crowd".

"Somewhere there's a place where I find who I'm going to be, 
a somewhere that's just waiting to be found"

La la land inspired me so much because even when things got difficult none of them gave up, they were there for each other (relationship/friendship goals).

I love jazz and the soundtrack is PERFECT, I keep listening to it, and now that I'm trying to play keyboard I'm also trying to learn how to play the songs. 

Also all tracks from the movie give me such positive energy.

Thank you for stopping by xo
isabella

Monday, November 14, 2016

Crítica de Livro: A Ultima Carta de Amor por Jojo Moyes



Um dia eu estava na Saraiva e acabei achando este livro e tirei uma foto dele para lembrar de adicioná-lo na minha wishlist. Alguns dias depois, no meu aniversário, uma amiga minha me entregou um pacote com nada menos que A Ultima Carta de Amor, então aqui estou eu, tentando me recuperar depois de acabar de ler esta maravilha, fazendo uma review de um livro que entrou pros meus favoritos.

"Londres, 1960. Ao acordar em um hospital após um acidente de carro, Jennifer Stirling não consegue se lembrar de nada. De volta à casa com o marido, ela tenta, em vão, recuperar a memória de sua antiga vida. Por mais que todos à sua volta pareçam atenciosos e amáveis, Jennifer falta alguma coisa. É então que ela descobre uma série de cartas de amor escondidas, endereçadas a ela e assinadas apenas por “B”, e percebe que não só estava vivendo um romance fora do casamento como também parecia disposta a arriscar tudo para ficar com seu amante. Quatro décadas depois, a jornalista Ellie Haworth encontra uma dessas cartas endereçadas a Jennifer durante uma pesquisa nos arquivos do jornal em que trabalhava. Obcecada com a ideia de reunir os protagonistas desse amor proibido — em parte porque ela mesma está envolvida com um homem casado —, Ellie começa a procurar “B”, sem desconfiar que, ao fazer isso, talvez encontre uma solução para os problemas do seu próprio relacionamento."


Talvez minha paixão por escrever seja a razão pela qual eu amo cartas.
E por isso eu vivo me perguntando... Por que as pessoas pararam de escrevê-las? Não, eu não tenho 77 anos, e sim 17, mas eu definitivamente preferiria enviar cartas à mensagens de texto.

Assim que eu li a contracapa do livro eu me apaixonei, não somente pelo fato de ser relacionado à cartas, mas também por se passar no século 20 que, na minha opinião, é o mais interessante. Além disso a autora descreve muito bem a vida nos anos 60.

No inicio fiquei meio confusa, pois começa em 2003 (com Ellie), ai muda para a vida da Jenny antes do acidente em 1960 e depois para sua vida após o acidente, sem nenhuma indicação sobre a mudança de ano, mas depois de alguns capítulos deu pra acompanhar normalmente.


Ellie Haworth era uma jornalista que trabalhava no Nation e encontrou a primeira carta na sala de arquivos, com o tempo acabou encontrando as demais e aprendendo cada vez mais sobre B., o rapaz que as escreveu, e sua amada, Jennifer, ela notou também que Jennifer era casada e como a própria Ellie estava tendo um relacionamento com um homem casado, se identificou. 


O mais importante sobre A Ultima Carta de Amor é que ele conseguiu capturar minha atenção de um modo que nenhum livro tinha conseguido em tempos, não vejo a hora de ler outro livro da autora.



xoxo ella



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