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Valentine’s day Gifts for Him

February 13, 2016

Sweatshirt/wallet/headphones

InEar Headphones/shaving kit/ cup {another option}

And now is the boys turn! I try to be creative and give something that makes sense to their loved one. My hubby loves the brand Vince and I found him this sweatshirt that’s perfect for any season, and the quality is amazing! How about a shaving kit from the Art of Shaving? Men tend to shave regularly right?  Well this is a bit of a fancy brand and the travel kit is a good intro to the brand without spending too much. Electronics are always a safe bet, headphones from Beats are super popular and an item that any man would love! A good wallet is a must, and this card holder wallet from Louis Vuitton in Damier Cobalt is perfect because is small and practical and oh so fancy, and just like the ladies, Gift cards! If not on a card holder, get a cool cup and put some in there, for maybe Starbucks, iTunes or Amazon. Most stores have them now, just go with the one he loves! Its practical and perfect for that last minute present, for when you want to help with a big purchase or when you just don’t know what to give. Anyways enjoy your day, and most important show that person you love that you care, and if the budget is limited, how about making him a nice candle lit dinner, as I said its all about showing your love! kisses and until next time!

Love,

Paola

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Y no pueden faltar para los chicos! A mi me gusta ser creativa con mis regalos y dar cosas que se que le van a gustar a la persona. A mi esposo le gusta mucho la marca Vince, y le compre este suéter que es ligero para que lo use en cualquier temporada, la marca es muy buena y de buena calidad. Un kit de la marca The Art of Shaving es buena idea, todos se rasuran no? o bueno la mayoría jaja y esta marca es super buena y mas sofisticada, pero con el kit de viaje no gastas mucho. Una buena billetera como esta de Louis Vuitton en Damier Cobalt es super nice y sofisticada, además de practica. Y al igual que con las chicas, tarjetas de regalo! Si no quieres hacerlo con un tarjetero, compra una taza y se la pones allí, puede ser de iTunes, Starbucks, Amazon… todas las tiendas las venden y así le das de la que mas le guste a el! Las gift cards son perfectas cuando no hayas que dar, o cuando el quiere hacer una compra grande  y así le ayudas, o cuando dejaste el shopping del regalo a ultima hora! No te olvides que lo mas importante, es demostrar tu amor por esa persona especial, y si el presupuesto esta super limitado… hazle una cenita cute! anyways, que te la pases genial! Besos y hasta la próxima!

Love,

Paola

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December Must-Haves

December 13, 2015

So I’m running a bit behind on my wish list for December, but besides being Christmas it is also my Birthday month! I’m a Christmas baby! Like literally, My birthday is December 25th. I normally know by now what I want, but this year I keep changing my mind but here are some things that would make me really happy, wink wink! I’m obsess with Uggs right now, its so cold outside that I want every style possible, but I’ve eyeing this Ansley slippers for a while, they look so comfy and perfect for walking Valentino around. The Valentino ankle boots look amazing!! I love the style, looks so sexy and cool yet sophisticated, perfect to wear with pants or a skirt/dress and tights, Want!!! Everything is about the Christmas sweaters hahaha! But quite honestly I’m not too into that, but when I saw this one from Wildfox I loved it, the morning person Christmas sweater is my type of Christmas jumper, and has my birthday date so yes, sold!

I really want a Laptop case that I can use as a purse as well, so the Kate Spade stripe laptop bag looks super cute and perfect to take my laptop around with me. Gloves, My saviors! I’m always cold and I feel it more in my hands, but so annoying I can check my cell phone with im wearing them, so the Tory Burch Whipstitch gloves sound like exactly what I need, they have the possibility to open the glove on your thumb and initial finger to use your phone. Don’t ask me why I want that rebel lipstick from MAC, I’m a nude a pinky lipstick kinda girl, but there is something about Fall that makes me love dark Lippies, and I’m waiting for Miracle Eye Wand from Charlotte Tilbury like a kid waiting for Santa, I can’t never find my color available {hubby, I’m number 3, just saying :p} so I hope to get it somewhere this month or by January. Lastly, the pom pom charms… What can I say, I’m weak! I’m jumping in the trend but they are so cute!! Love this one the colors from this one Jocelyn and this Karl pom charm from Fendi is just so fabulous. let the festivities begin… Until next time!

Love,

Paola

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L’occitane Creme Perfectrice

November 22, 2015

As promised, Lets talk about the Creme Perfectrice de L’occitane, I got a 7 day deluxe sample a couple of weeks ago after signing up for it online { I personally feel its a great way to test a product, not that I expect a miracle within days but just to see how superficially it would feel on the skin}, and I have to say this moisturizer is being so lovely on my combination skin. With my move to London and its weather, my skin is all over the place sometimes I have dry patches, which is a first for my normally oily skin, then I would go back to oily and I could feel like it need it to be hydrated, after using the moisturizer for a week morning and night, my skin feels plump and bright no more dry patches, It really gives it a glow and it has help to improve the texture of it, I’m really loving it.

The moisturizer promises to leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and velvety and to reduce your pores, fine lines and imperfections, although I do think is too soon for me to say something about helping with fine lines and pore reduction, I do think is does the work with making your skin feeling soft and velvety.  The Creme Perfectrice does have a scent, I really like it but I do love rose and peony scents so if that’s a problem for you this might not be the one for you to try. In the morning I just wash my skin and then I put the moisturizer before my SPF and makeup and at night I use it every other nigh combining it with my Artemis oil by Sunday Riley {Another fave! read my review about it if you haven’t}.
I would definitely give it a shoot if you are looking for a new moisturizer, it’s really a fantastic formula! Until next time…

Love,

Paola

 

 

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Sephora VIB SALE – Skin & Hair Picks

November 13, 2015

I’m back with more picks from the Sephora VIB Sale! Now lets talk about skincare and hair products, there are so many options is not even funny, I literally start making my list a month or so before because 20% off in some of this products is almost imposible otherwise, don’t forget the VIB Sale ends November 16th, 2015 and if you are not close to a store order online at www.sephora.com and use code VIB20… Oh and they even have great stocking stuffers like this and this from Deborah Lippmann , get your presents ready for your family, friends and of course yourself!

1.First Aid Beauty Skin rescue deep clean cleanser– I’ve been wanting to try this for a while!

2. Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo: Good Genes + Luna– If you read my previous blog about Artemis you know I love this brand, and I’m sooo excited to try both of this!!!!

3. Caudalie Beauty Elixir– One of the best facial mist, the one I keep buying every year, smells so good.

4. Almond Deluxe Duo from L’occitane – Love this shower oil and great present idea too!

5. Philosophy Amazing Grace Jumbo Gift Set– My mom’s favorite scent and I also love it.

6. Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream for Hair– One of the best hair treatments ever! I got a sample that last me for a while and it was amazing, I want more!

7. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo– I keep seeing the beauty vloggers say is fantastic so obvi I want it now haha

8.Glamglow Giftsexy Dazzling Hydration Set– Really love the mask so I think its a great deal to try more than one.

9. Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream– One of my favorites eye creams, super light and it works!

10.Marc Jacobs Beauty The Bronze-Bronzer Brush No. 12– A very popular brush that cost $78 so if you want it, this is your moment to get it.

11.L’occitane Shea Rose Heart Hand Cream– as seen in my November picks, I’m loving this hand cream!

12. Bobbi Brown Beach Rollerball Eau de Parfum and Body Scrub– I Love this perfume, if you like the beach and that coconut, sunscreen scent this if for you.

13.Fresh Sugar Lychee Rollerball Eau de Parfum and Bath & Shower Gel– Another one of my faves, and I really like rollerballs because they are perfect to take with me everywhere!

There are so many more things to pick, but this are definitely things that I love, that I have try before or that I would love to try and keep hearing great things about! Until next time and happy shopping!

Love,

Paola

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November Must-Haves

November 7, 2015

The year is almost over, are you feeling the Christmas spirit already? I’m loving it! But my skin is lost with this cold weather, I got a deluxe sample of  L’occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting cream and it’s great, I’ll do a blog post about it next week so stay tuned, because it is worth it, my skin is loving it! I’m really enjoying the Rose hand cream also from L’occitane, I like the scent and texture on my hands. I keep looking for bags that can carry a lot but are perfect for walking around and this shopper bag from madewell looks perfect for it {use code FALLREVAMP for 25% until Monday Nov, 9th!}, there are a few different colors but I love the dark grey one, It’s a be very versatile color.

Now can we talk about this faux-leather pants from Saint Laurent? So rockstar, so statement {here’s a more affordable option}. I love tartan/plaid print for the fall, and the Marc by Marc Jacobs scarf it’s super cool and a bit different from the traditional red color ones {here a super affordable option from Boohoo}. Two pieces from H&M, because they are fantastic, and a must have for me are Sweater/jumpers like this one, the slouchier the better, simple! Also this cape is stylish and functional so its a good buy.  I had to add this lovely candle called Liquid Amber from Diptyque, is a new scent specially for the holidays, and smells so good, a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, and musk, perfect for the cold weather and to make your place feel cozy and yummy. I hope you have a beautiful month, Happy November! Until next time.

Love,

Paola

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El año ya casi termina!! no lo puedo creer, y ya se siente el espíritu navideño! Me encanta! Lo malo es que mi piel esta como perdida con este clima frío de Londres, conseguí una muestra de L’occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting cream y me esta gustando mucho, voy a hacer un articulo en el blog porque merece la pena, a mi piel le esta gustando mucho! Tambien para este frío, estoy disfrutando mucho esta crema de manos con aroma a rosas de L’occitane, se siente super rica en mis manos. Esta cartera de Madewell llamada the Mini Transport esta perfecta para las que nos gusta cargar de todo y caminar por la cuidad,{usa el código FALLREVAMP para tener 25%  de descuento pero la promo termina el lunes Nov, 9th!} Tienen varios colores pero me gusta mucho este gris piedra, porque es super versátil.

Ahora podemos hablar de estos pantalones? son de cuero sintetico de Saint Laurent, total rockstar, y perfecto para esta temporada {estos estan tambien super cool y mas accesibles}. A mi me encanta el tartan o plaid como le llames para el invierno y esta bufanda de Marc by Marc Jacobs esta super nice porque es un poco diferente del color rojo tradicional {aquí una opción super accesible de Boohoo}. Dos piezas de H&M,  porque estan perfectas, como este suéter super flojo y entre mas flojo mejor! Esta capa negra es super cool y muy de moda ademas que te mantiene caliente con el frío so es buena compra. Tengo que agregar esta vela de Diptyque que se llama Liquid Amber,  y es un nuevo aroma para la temporada de navidad, y esta tan rica!! Es una mezcla de canela, azúcar y bosque, perfecta para el frío de estos meses. Espero que tengan un mes espectacular, Feliz Noviembre!! Hasta la próxima…

Love,

Paola

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes Ideas

October 29, 2015

As much as I like the idea of dressing up for Halloween, the last couple of years I have left it to the last minute to figure out what to wear, so now I can properly give you ideas for that last minute trick or treat adventure! Something super trendy right now are the FACE LACE bastet mask or the Escoso ones,  Its basically a sticker on your face, super cool and easy! My favorite is the cat looking one from FACE LACE, but are have tons of options. You can always wear a skeleton jumper like this one from ASOS and do some cool makeup for a more chill party. The stitch and blood tights are the perfect and easy add on to any regular outfit and with some bloody looking makeup, like the ones trending on Youtube right now from Jaclyn Hill or Nicole Guerriero, you would be ready to party in no time! I have to say I’m in love with this Gettin’ Busy Bunny Mask, Its just super cute and actually kinda sexy, so wear it with a cute white dress and it will look amazing. The easiest options are just getting some headbands like these ones from H&M,  Queen {finally I could wear a crown in public without getting looks hahaha!}, a devil, or a bunny, they are cheap and easy, again just do some cool makeup and pick out clothes from your closet that make sense, like all black or red for the devil ones for example…and you are set! Most of these options you can get them in time if you order now or if you can go to the actual store… So now that you have ideas, its trick or treat time!!! Until next time!

Love,

Paola

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Ask como me gusta mucho la idea de disfrazarme para Halloween,  los ultimo años lo he dejado para ultima hora escoger que ponerme, por que ahora con conocimiento te puedo dar ideas de que usar para esa adventure de ultimo momento! Super de moda ahorita están estas mascaras para la cara de FACE LACE bastet mask o las mascaras de Escoso,  y son básicamente stickers para la cara, super cool y fácil, y mi favorita es la que luce como gato de FACE LACE,  pero hay varias opciones.  También te puedes poner un top como este skeleton suéter de ASOS  que parece calavera y te haces un maquillaje igual y estas perfecta para una fiesta mas chill.  Las medias de The stitch and blood  también de ASOS son super buena idea para ponertelas con un outfit normal y solo te haces un maquillaje con sangre y cortaduras, como los que están haciendo todas las Youtubers tipo Jacklyn Hill o Nichole Guerriero ahorita. Pero debo confesar me encanta esta mascara de Gettin’ Busy Bunny, esta super linda y algo sexy, te pones un vestidito blanco y te ves espectacular.  Las opciones mas fáciles de todas son comprar estas diademas para el pelo de H&M,  tipo de Queen(Reina) {Al fin podría usar una corona en la calle sin que me vean raro! hahaha}, a devil (diablo), or a bunny(conejo), son baratas y facil de incorporar a cualquier outfit que tengas en casa, como vestirte toda de negro o rojo para la de diablillo… y con eso estas lista! La mayoría de estas opciones todavía tienes tiempo para comprarlas por internet y que te llegan a tiempo o  puedes ir a la tienda por ellas, pero lo mas importante es que tienes ideas para buscar ese disfraz de ultima hora! Hasta la próxima!!

Love,

Paola

Fashion Travel

DV News: Chanel is going to Cuba…

October 24, 2015

CHANEL is going to Cuba!

Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director of CHANEL picks this caribbean country to do his first fashion show in Latin America…According to PeopleEnEspañol.com, CHANEL Cruise 2016  collection will be presented in Havana, Cuba on May 3rd!

“The cultural richness and opening up of Cuba is a source of inspiration for Karl Lagerfeld and CHANEL” Reads the press release from the French company.

I’ll be honest I’m quite intrigued and really looking forward to see how those two worlds will blend.         Should be a fantastic show, and my expectations are pretty high since CHANEL is known for doing fantastic and super creative fashion shows… The combination of the Latin Flavor with Chanel savior-faire is something I’m quite excited too see!! So I had to share it with you guys, Happy Saturday! Until next time…

Love,

Paola

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Chanel va pa’ Cuba!

Karl Lagerfeld, el director creativo de CHANEL  escogió este país caribeño para su primer desfile de modas en America Latina. Desacuerdo con  PeopleEnEspañol.com,  La collection resort 2016  sera presentada en la Havana, Cuba en 3 de Mayo del año proximo. “La riqueza cultural y la apertura de Cuba al mundo hacen del país una fuente de inspiración para Karl Lagerfeld y Chanel”, expresó en un comunicado, la firma francesa.

Soy honesta y estoy super intrigada y de verdad esperando ver como van a integrar esos dos mundos, ese show seguro va a ser espectacular, porque sabiendo como son de creativos los desfiles de modas de CHANEL, mis expectativas son altas! La combinacion del sabor latino y el savior-faire de CHANEL es algo que estoy super emocionada por ver y tenia que compartirlo con ustedes! Hasta la próxima y Feliz Sabado!!

Love,

Paola

 

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#Mademoiselle Prive

October 21, 2015

Hi guys! Happy Wednesday! One of the amazing things about living in London is all the super cool events we get to go to all the time, so I will be sure to keep you guys on the loop about them! The past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the exhibition Mademoiselle Privé by Chanel at the Saatchi Gallery {open until November 1st 2015!}, and the exhibition is a beautiful journey through the beginnings of CHANEL’s creations without loosing sight of the personality of Mademoiselle Chanel and the fantastic Karl Lagerfeld.

The exhibition highlights different areas of the Maison, like Haute Couture, some re-editions of the high Jewelry collection “Bijoux de Diamants” created in 1932 and of course it can’t leave behind a whole room about the Perfume Chanel N.5. The whole exhibition is installed in the entire Saatchi Gallery, and It look us around an hour to do the whole tour {plus one hour just to do the line to get in!}, and its totally worth it! To be immerse in the enchanting world of the house of Chanel, whether is thru the history of Gabrielle Chanel, thru a beautiful garden installation or thru a really funny short film directed by Mr. Lagerfeld itself; It’s really a great opportunity to learn more about the CHANEL’s icons and symbols. Until next time…

Love,

Paola.

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Hola! Feliz Miércoles! Una de las grandes ventajas de vivir en Londres son todos los eventos que hay en la cuidad todo el tiempo, así que prometo tenerlos al tanto de todo! Este pasado fin de semana tube la oportunidad de ir a la exhibición Mademoiselle Prive de Chanel en la Galeria Saatchi de Londres {La exhibición termina el 1 de Noviembre!}, y de verdad que quede encantada con la exhibición, que es un viaje que comienza con los orígenes de la casa CHANEL y todas sus creaciones pero sin perder el enfoque sobre la personalidad de Mademoiselle Chanel y el fantástico Karl Lagerfeld, director creativo de la casa CHANEL.

La exhibición se enfoca en diferentes areas de la compañía, como la Alta Costura, tiene algunas reediciones de la colección de joyería fina “Bijoux de Diamants” que CHANEL creo en 1932 y por supuesto tiene un area dedicada exclusivamente al perfume Chanel N.5. Toda la exhibición esta instalada usando la galería por completo, nos tomo un poco mas de una hora en hacer todo el tour {sin contar otra hora para entrar a la galería!}, y vale la pena de verdad! El introducirse al mundo de la casa CHANEL, ya sea por medio de la historia de Gabrielle Chanel, de una instalación con plantas o por medio de una mini película dirigida por el Señor Lagerfeld, es de verdad una fantástica oportunidad para conocer mas sobre CHANEL, sobre todos sus iconos y símbolos. Hasta la próxima…

Love,

Paola

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Weekend Sales

October 16, 2015

Hi There! We all love a good sale, right? I know I need them in my life! haha I gather some great sales for this weekend, so you get all the goodies you have been looking for!

Neiman Marcus gives you $50 off when you spend $200 with the code SSLOVENM

Saks Fifth Avenue Friends and Family gives you 25% off with code THANKYOU

J.Crew has 30% on selected items and 40% off on final sale items with LAYERUP

Madewell {one of my faves!} has extra 40% off sale with EXTRA40

Loeffler Randall take 20% off site wide with SQUADGOALS

Lord & Taylor with the code FRIENDS takes 30% off sale items, 25% on almost everything and 10% off beauty.

Alice + Olivia has 25% off site wide during their Friends and Family sale event

And here are some of my picks, an all around fan favorite Clutch, Backpack, Sweater/Jumper, Sunglasses, Booties, Vest, Duster Jacket.

Have a great weekend and see you at the checkout 😉

Love,

Paola

FTC. Not sure if all the deals will work outside of the USA and Canada, but you can give it a try, I know I will 😉

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My October Must Haves

October 10, 2015

Hi there! October is here and it’s going way to fast for my taste, really! To be honest, I don’t have any clothes for this weather! Well I do have some but as any other girl would say… I don’t have any clothes for ‘this’ cold weather! Right now in London is really not that cold, but it does get chilly enough that I need to wear long sleeves all the time, and I’m really loving plaid at the moment so this Latitude shirtdress from Madewell in Alma Plaid It’s perfect,  you can wear it as dress now and later one with tights or pants. I’m obsess with this gilet/sweater from French Connection, is such a statement piece and will go with everything, from just a blouse to under a coat or jacket later on, Love it!! The fabric is super nice, great to keep you warm and look chic at the same time.

Booties are everything at the moment, perfect for walking around the city, I’m really into this Nine West ones and this more affordable chelsea boots from H&M. A statement necklace is perfect for sweater weather, you can bring a jeans/sweater outfit alive with this cool bib necklace designed by Olivia Palermo {love her!!!!} for BubleBar called Vial. The new nail polish colors from the Chanel Les Automnales collection are just gorgeous!!! There is a red one, a deep green one and my fave the deeper red color, I need them all!!! My lips get so dry with the wind and cold weather that I need to use lip balms all the time and I’ve been loving the EOS in vanilla and mint flavor, perfect flavor combination if you ask me, so yummy! What are your faves for the month? Until next time.

Love,

Paola

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Hola! October esta aqui y el tiempo esta pasando muy rápido para mi gusto, en serio! Y la verdad es que yo no tengo ropa para este clima! Bueno si tengo algunas cositas pero como todas las mujeres nos sentimos día a día… No tengo ropa para este clima tan frío! Aunque ahorita en Londres no esta tan helado, pero si se pone lo suficientemente fresco que tengo que ponerme manga larga siempre, y me esta gustando mucho usar flanel este mes y este vestido estilo blusa de Madewell es perfecto, lo puedes usar como vestido o con leggins o pantalones luego. Estoy obsesionada con este suéter estilo gilet de French Connection super elegante y perfecto para usarlo ahorita con una blusa linda y luego abajo de un abrigo, y el color es de verdad perfecto para usarlo con todo.

Usar botines me fascina porque se me hace mas cómoda para caminar en la ciudad, y me ha gustado mucho estas de Nine West y estas llamadas chelsea boots de H&M due son mas comodas de precio. Y como siempre algo de joyería porque saben que me encantan y puedes darle vida a cualquier outfit con un collar como este diseñado por Olivia Palermo {La amo!!!} para BubleBar. Y tenia que agregar los nuevos colores de esmalte de uñas para la temporada de FW15 de Chanel, el rojo vivo es lindo para la temporada, hay uno verde y mi favorito el color rojo profundo que me encanta para Fall. Mis labios se me resecan muy rápido con el viento y el frío y me ha gustado mucho el protector de labios de EOS en menta con vainilla, el sabor me encanta, super rico! Y tus must haves cuales son? Hasta la próxima.

Love,

Paola