Beauty products that make my (every) day

This is NOT a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and the products were bought by me or gifted from family and/or friends.

My favorite beauty products for every day

A few years ago I wouldn’t have thought of having favorite beauty products that I would use every day. When you’re young and have a flawless skin, you don’t think about keeping it that way, you just live. But sooner or later we all have the ‘start doing something NOW before it’s too late!’ epiphany.

And then, here we are, sharing secrets, tips and recipes to look somewhat decent when we stare at the mirror. These are my skin and hair care favorites of late.

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Changing my perspective

The problem is you think you have time by Buddah

This has been quite a tough year for me so far, specially this second half of 2015. Some very difficult moments made me realize I needed to change my perspective in life. I’ve always struggled with this fear of not being good enough in a lot of different levels. And that fear is what’s stopping me from doing a lot of things I’d like to do.

That fear is what makes me look like a perfectionist who has a Draft folder full of unfinished posts that may never be published because they’re not good enough. Posts that are written and rewritten for weeks because they don’t look or sound like the content on the blogs I love.

Now, of course they won’t (and can’t) be like the posts in other blogs, because this is MY blog. And this blog should reflect my voice, my experiences, my taste. That’s what it was supposed to be from the very beginning, almost a year ago. And the same happened to all the other blogs I ever started: I got lost along the way because they weren’t as perfect as I wanted them to be.

But today I make myself a promise: from now on I will use this space to share whatever I want, and I won’t worry too much about it -please forgive me if somethings are not impeccable or trendy or elevated enough-. So hang in there with me or run away now… you’ve been warned! 😛

You may find less polished but more authentic content, including the occasional rambling post (just like this one, ha!). And hopefully more often too. I don’t want to let down the people who come in here every now and then, but most importantly, I don’t want to let myself down ever again.

I’m gonna keep it simple and I wanna keep it real.

Thanks for being there! 

Santorini, the volcano and the sunset

 photo Santorini-1.jpg

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since we were on our honeymoon. I think the reason why it took me so long to recap our Santorini adventures is that I wanted to remember them over and over again. Every time I sat down and tried to write this post the memories of those days started flowing and I ended up with a smile in my face and just a few sentences written. Also there is this feeling that words and photos don’t do justice to the wonderful places this world has.

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Broccoli, bacon and olives pasta

Broccoli Bacon Olives Pasta

Oh, how I LOVE broccoli. Did you know that it’s packed with calcium, antioxidants and proteins? That makes me love it even more! Add bacon, olives and pasta to the mix and I’m in heaven. So today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite recipes to put those lush florets to good use.

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Paros is for lovers.

Naousa port

The day we left Mykonos the sky was grey. During the 40 minute ferry trip to Paros, the weather got even worse and by the time we approched the port of Parikia, the ship was moving so violently with the wind and rain that it couldn’t be moored.

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