Downtown Na Na Na Na

Hey there and Merry Christmas!

Winter break if finally here! It’s kinda crazy to think this year is almost over, everything went by so fast.. but what’s better to celebrate the holidays than a girls’ hangout?

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Last Friday me, Bruna, Joana and Rita caught the train to Lisbon’s downtown to spend some time together and see the christmas street decor (and obviously to shop). I took the chance to vlog a little for ThatsBeautyInsider!

I always love to go to Lisbon’s downtown because it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal, it’s really different from where I live (all though it’s pretty close). The weather is amazing and there’s always somewhere new to visit.

This time we started by visiting the fashion and design museum (free entrance!!) which we had been to before, but they always have new exhibitions so we visited it again. This time their main exhibition was about classic ballet fashion, it was beautiful!

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After that we went to Terreiro do Paço to take some photos by the river and see some more Christmas decor.

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We also visited Chiado and obviously passed by Starbucks to get a warm drink hahah 🙂

Fun fact… when we were on our way back to the train station we took an alternative route where I found a store I had no idea we had in Portugal, Benefit! I was shocked to be honest! Benefit is one of my favorite makeup brands but I thought the only way of buying their products was by ordering online. Guess not! It’ll obviously be my must-stop store next time I visit downtown 😀

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And that was the best (and honestly all I did) this weekend hahaha

I’m really low on winter break activities, but I don’t want to be at home the whole time… any suggestions?

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DIY Makeup Brush Supporter

Hey hey! Today I wanna share with you a DIY (DIYourself) item that I bet it’ll be pretty handy for you!

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Sometimes it gets very hard to find where to set your makeup tools like brushes and sponges or lash curlers, so I found a way to make my own supporter with… a Starbucks cup!

So, like any other person, I randomly went to Starbucks and asked for de old, but gold Caramel Frappuccino.

1. Wich size?

You might think it is too short, but the size I used was Tall (the smaller one), It’s the one you can see on the pictures and for me it’s the perfect size (so in width and height). But in case your brushes are idk bigger or something you can use the Grande size, but bigger than that is too much.

2. How to turn it into my supporter?

2.1 Cleaning After you finish your beverage you have to clean your cup, obviously. I pretty much cleaned it the most simple way possible. First you have to pour some water in to remove the residues of the drink, then you have to apply (with a specific sponge) some detergent. Remove the excess of water with some absorbent paper and let it dry for about an hour or less.

2.2 Decor

I pretty much didn’t decorate my cup, coz I thought it would look cute just as the regular Starbucks cup with my  name on it and the logo hahah but you can paint it, attach details, cover it and many many many other things!

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You might be asking what’s the cotton for. Well at first I used it just because, but it keeps my cup cleaner, gives it a lghter look, also, if your brusher are smaller it’s good to have something on the bottom making it less tall. You might wanna replace the cotton with some frequency coz it can get dirty.

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Now that you know how do it, it’s up to you! I think this is a pretty good idea. Even tho these supporters usually aren’t very expensive, it’s still a money savior!

Thank you for reading my blog and have a nice weekend! 🙂

FREE MONDAYS

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Today I had one of those amazing afternoons when it’s a longer weekend because you didn’t had school on Monday! So obviously, me and Bruna went out to the BIGGEST MALL ON EUROPE, DOLCE VITA TEJO! It was soo cool because we saw soo many things on the best stores with amazing prices. Starting on Primark and ending on Claire’s, everything was temptating but we made a little challenge to ourselfs… I took 20€ and I tried to bought the coolest things with it! Actually spend them on only four things, but they’re all so cool that I think it was worthy 🙂

1st, SOME GOLD…

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Like it? It’s my newest, lovely, charming golden necklace from Primark. Can you believe I got it for only 5€!! I was surprised, and shocked and mostly, i was enchanted. This is like one of the prettiest golden necklace i’ve ever seen and it was sooo cheap! Guys, it’s official, I’m in looove with Primark, and you should be too…

2nd, SUN KISSED…

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Recently on youtube, I’ve been watching several girls talking about SALLY HANSEN‘s Nail Polishes and all of them said that they were great. Then, from nowhere I started to see some malls selling these and I thought of trying one! This little guy i got it’s the 150 SUN KISSED POLISH. I haven’t tried it already, but I can tell you it is a beautifull light an summery orange color that I fell in love with! I usually go for cheap and lame polishes, but this one is of such a good quality and it was only 4.99€ 🙂

3rd, CONCEALER IT UP…

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As a makeup basic, today I got my veeeeery wished concealer! Finally I got one! Yes, because latelly I’ve been using foundation to correct my dark circles, and you know why? Because I wanted to find a tester concealer… Something that was praticle and cheap that I could buy on an emergency! Yes, because, as soon as I can, I’m going to “attack” the flawless concealer from MAYBELLINE NY, 20 FIT ME CONCEALER! It’s the revolucion from the concealers! It’s the best you’ll ever try as a concealer, but for now, I leave you this cutie I got on BELL for only 3€ that it’s always going to be on my bag!

4th, VANILLA PLEASE…

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And the day continued till STARBUCKS! It’s my favorite lounge place ever, with all the things you can choose from, to eat or drink, and that good detail that you have free wi-fi hahahah I LOVE IT! There are so many sofisticated things, I know; but I usally gor for the most simple, frappuccino. And for getting even “simpler” I asked for a vanilla one hahaha actually I just wanted to see how it looked like beeing totally white :p

BIG FINALE…

Making a happy ending of this FREE MONDAY, my mother surprised me with a unvulgar… but delicious dinner! HAHAHA you know you’re a blogger when you take pictures of every meal you eat! And so, here’s my lovely dinner:

A crunchy egg, cheese and ham toast, french fries and watercress salad with yogurt and garlic sauce *o*

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GET JEALOUS! Everyone know… our mother’s meals are always the best! If you want, you can check these photos from today at my instagram or maybe at Bruna’s too!

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed this afternoon. Thanks a looottt for reading and keep watching our videos at our ThatsBeautyInsider youtube channel! Stay tunned, and you’ll have more videos veery soon.

But tell me… how was your Monday?