Holiday Gift Guide by Nette Leikas

Christmas lights have been turned on in the streets of Barcelona and furry, warm jackets and scarves have made a comeback after last winter. We still haven’t opened the first window of Christmas calendars, but it is not too early to start wrapping those Christmas presents already now. That way you’re able to dedicate the weeks before Christmas Eve to ginger bread, mulled wine and just making it cosy at home. Everyone has been in that stressful situation and bought presents in the very last minute, so our advice is to avoid the bustle and prepare Christmas presents early this year. In this way you can enjoy the Christmas feeling without stressing in the shops.

Today we want to share some inspiration for your Christmas shopping. In the collages under you’ll find even more ideas! Write your picks down in the shopping lists and you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for for your loved ones. Let’s start with the girly favourites!

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A red lipstick or nail polish is perfect for Christmas time but can also be used throughout the year. That’s a present that will colour up every girl’s day and there are both cheaper and more worthy options available, which will suit for every wallet. If you feel like dark red doesn’t fit your girlfriend or sister, choose lighter tones or the other Christmas colours gold or green. Beauty stores have made it so easy to give away cosmetics and skin care products as present. Almost every make up store has prepared gift packages that include different matching products wrapped in a beautiful box. It couldn’t be simpler to shop a Christmas gift for anyone! The only difficulty might be choosing since there are so many gorgeous options! If her make up bag is already completely full, head to the accessory department. You can look for fashionable scarves or gloves that aren’t only pretty but also necessary in the frosty winter weather. If you know her style well, you can even choose a nice bag, necklace or pair of shoes to hide under the Christmas tree.

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If you want to be sure that your present won’t be laying in drawers unused, you can buy something practical for everyday life. Gifts for home are great during winter when we spend a lot more time indoors. That gift could be new high-quality headphones that a friend couldn’t afford himself. Or a smoothie machine for someone who always stops by at the cafés for some berry power. You could buy soft blankets or fluffy slippers to make hanging at home even cosier. Maybe your friend likes to be super organised or just tends to forget everything and you can buy a planner for 2019 to put his/hers new year in order. You can even prepare your friend for New Year’s Eve celebrations and give a pretty pack of champagne glasses.

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I saved my personal favourite gift last and that is giving an experience as a Christmas present. It is a great feeling to give a present box and delight a friend with something material but most of us wouldn’t actually need the things. That’s why, I love giving presents that everyone will appreciate and be excited about; quality time. Of course, this present must be well planned to match the personality of the lucky one. But fortunately, there is a countless number of alternatives, so you’ll find something for everyone for sure. A spa day would be a perfect present for a friend who has been working a lot lately. An adventurous sibling would be thrilled to try out extreme sports like bungee jumping or diving. A visit to an escape room is for those who love to solve mysteries. A wine tasting for a wine lover, shopping tour for a shopaholic or a ticket to a favourite band’s concert. And who wouldn’t like a nice evening in a good restaurant? The list goes on and on and that is the reason I love giving (and getting) these unforgettable presents.

Didn’t you find anything from this list for the one you wanted to surprise? Behind this link you can read our gift ideas for Valentine’s day – some of them are perfect Christmas presents as well!

How about you, have you already started Christmas shopping?

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WHAT TO WEAR ON NEW YEAR’S EVE? by Nette Leikas

2019 is getting closer and so are all the festivities of winter. Today I’m going to share my favourite outfit ideas for that Pre-Christmas party, or how about wearing one of these outfits when popping the champagne on New Year’s Eve.

The last day of the year is our last chance to try out something new, so I want to encourage you to pick up an outfit that you’ve been wanting to wear but have never found the right time. Here come my top 5 outfit ideas for the winter’s biggest celebration. In our previous blog post we’ve listed few of our favourite online stores – check this post out to get some inspiration where you can shop similar styles!

1.FEELING LIKE A FIREWORK? Do you want to shine brighter than the fireworks at midnight? Then go for lots of glitter and sequins. New Year’s Eve is definitely the right time to put on these sparkly dresses that you’ve been hiding the whole year in your wardrobe.

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2. JUMP IN A JUMPSUIT. If you’re not a fan of wearing a dress but feel like jeans are too casual, why not try out a jumpsuit instead? They’re fancy and festive – and best of all, they keep you warm and comfortable. Also, not everyone is wearing them, so stand out from the crowd and try on a jumpsuit! Christmas might be over, however it’s not too late to wear one in this bright red colour.

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3. BLACK IS BACK. Perhaps you’ve been wanting to play with some new eye shadows or accessories? If you want to keep your outfit simple and let a bag or makeup catch the attention, then black is always a good idea. It’s classy and never goes out of fashion.

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4. OUT FROM THE OFFICE. A huge hit this winter has been blazer-inspired dresses. The style is formal with a twist making the look interesting and perfect for the occasion. Combine the dress with a belt to give the outfit some shape. 

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5. FUR WON’T LET YOU FREEZE. It’s the coldest time of the year and you’ll probably be spending some time shivering outside in the cold. A perfect way to keep yourself warm, but still looking fashionable at the same time is a giant faux-fur jacket. Who would say no to that soft fluffy coat that makes everyone notice you!

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What are you planning on wearing when welcoming 2019? Or which one of these options do you prefer? Tell us in comments! 

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Best street fashion outfits by Admin

When you are a fashion freak or you just want to look good and trendy, it’s good to look for inspirations in many different places. Nowadays, the most popular source is undoubtedly the Internet. Tumblr or Pinterest are only a few of the sites where to find the perfect outfit examples. There are plenty of fashion related profiles on Facebook or Instagram and hashtags like #fashion or #ootd that have been tagged over a few million times.  YouTube is also a platform where you will find thousands of tips how to look up to the date and as fashionable as possible.

In this overload of information you can easily get lost or tired and finally, you won’t know what to wear at all.  So we have a proposition for you. Take a deep breath and go for a walk around your city, because we can’t forget that still, one of the best places to find inspirations are streets of a metropolis. Barcelona can be defined as a city which is blooming with diversity, multiculturalism and really good taste in fashion.

Today Capture Models Team decided to explore the capital of Catalonia in order to find some trendy and unique outfits, asking people of their sources of fashion influences.

Elena is 25 years old and she came to Barcelona from Venezuela. Her style is quite modern, yet laid back. You can also spot some vintage influence in her styling. Biggest fashion inspiration? Cindy Crawford and her classy stilizations!

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Catalina is 19 years old and comes from Chile. We met her at the beloved skateboarder’s meeting spot near MACBA. She wasn’t really sure what inspires her, but without any doubt we can say that Catalina is really into skater girl scene. Just take a look!

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Corenne is 26 years old and on daily basis lives in Switzerland. We met her at the entrance of the vintage shop in Raval district since she immediately grabbed our attention. Oversized white T-shirt is surely the key element of her outfit and it looks simply perfect with her modern, yet throwback-to-90’s Nike sneakers! When she needs some inspirations she always checks them on Instagram.

Engi is also 26 years old and she comes from Switzerland. Her style is natural and breezy. She chose a basic, grey top, loose black trousers and some flip flops. It’s the perfect choice for a summer day in Barcelona.

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We hope that this post influence you to look for fashion inspirations not only in fashion related websites or magazines, but also on the streets!

XOXO

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Best spots in Barcelona for fashion photo shoots by Admin

Today we prepared for you something special! We chose the best places for fashion photo shooting in Barcelona to make your Instagram feed even more exceptional! First of all, we didn’t focus on typical tourists places to take photos, but we went for more unusual locations. Take look and go for a photo tour today!

1. “Kiss wall”
Kiss Wall (1990) was designed by Joan Fontcuberta, the conceptual artist born in 1955 in Barcelona. He is most known for his works such as Fauna and Sputnik. An important part of his projects is, as he admits himself, a great sense of humor and originality and the genre to which his labour belongs is described by critics as postmodernism. “Kiss Wall”  is an 8 x 3.8 m photomosaic of two lips that kiss each made up of 4000 small-format photographs printed onto tiles. The pièce was designed to symbolise freedom, affection, empathy. The giant kiss is designed to symbolise freedom, compassion and love. In addition to the deep message and values that the work presents, it is also a great place for stylish photo sessions!

 

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location: Carrer dels Capellans, 16

2. Murals

Barcelona is famous for it’s amazing, giant murals. Unfortunately, the authors of most of them remain unknown… However, we prepared a list of some of the most breathtaking street art works and the exact location of every of them! It’s the best background for some street fashion photo shooting.

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location: Carrer del Santuari, 96X

3. MACBA – Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

MACBA is the most important museum of modern art in Barcelona, situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval neighbourhood. The museum opened to the public on 28 of November 1995.

The museum offers not only a great exhibition, but its courtyard is a meeting place for skateboarders and young people. Why are we posting MACBA in the list of greatest photo spots? Simple. The modern, aesthetic architecture and fanciful design will fit just amazing with black and white minimalist outfits!

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With those ,,Insta-friendly” locations, you will probably get a lot of new followers and people will love your unusual, modern and street photo style!

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Best vintage shops in Barcelona by Admin

In Barcelona, there are hundreds of ways of spending your time – from visiting the most typical tourist spots, such as La Rambla, Sagrada Familia or other Gaudi’s breathtaking masterpieces to diving into Barcelona’s fashion spree. And that’s what we have done today. As you probably know, Barcelona is famous for the streets filled with exclusive shops like Gucci, Channel, Dolce&Gabbana, etc. However, not that many people know about the flourishing vintage shops and markets. We made a quick tour around the city and visited four amazing vintage shops. We made sure to take some amazing pictures just so you would see what it’s all about!

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The first shop we visited was the vintage store named SOUL, situated at Carrer de Tallers. Crossing its thresholds, we found ourselves in a place that’s magical and a little dark filled not only with ordinary clothes but also with various kinds of disguises. See for yourself!

address: Carrer Tallers 15

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The second one was more casual and is maintained in the style of the past two decades. There, we found some 90’s style clothes like polo T-shirts, mom jeans, outworn Vans or Converse. What surprised us the most, was the large choice of football shirts! For anyone who loves old-school aura and football – we totally recommend it!

address: Carrer de Tallers 23

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The greatest choice of accessories ever! Hats, all kinds of jewelry and neckerchiefs. When you enter the shop, you can definitely feel the 70’s vibe – the clothes are totally sublime and selected perfectly to capture the hippie era. Furthermore, the owner is very nice and helpful.

address: Carrer de Riera Baixa 4

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Let’s dive into the 50’s! This vintage shop is not only full of amazing clothes from a few decades ago, but has an extraordinary inside design as well. Unfortunately, not all the things are for sale, but still, it’s the great experience to admire the owner’s imagination.

address: Carrer de la Riera Baixa 22

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Best fruits for the summer by Admin

Are you a fruit lover? Do you like having a cold piece of fruit on a hot summers day? We have the perfect advice for you that will keep your skin beautiful and your body hydrated.

Watermelon. Watermelon is roughly 90% water and is good to keep you hydrated on a hot summers day. Filled with vitamin C it has lots of benefits for your skin cells and helps the skin damaged by UV lights. This still means you need suncream.

Berries. All berries are full of antioxidants, also like watermelon they limit skin damage keeping your skin nourished and protected.

Best fruits for the summer

Pineapple.  It contains good vitamins and minerals, pineapple helps with inflammation because it contains bromelain. It is said to calm down sunburn.

Citrus Fruit. All citrus fruits contain amino acids and vitamin C and help to keep your skin looking wonderful.

Cucumber. Cucumber is not only for eating but you can also use it on your skin. Full of water cucumber hydrates you and also reduces puffy eyes.

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Not only it all this perfect for your body but the most important thing is, they all taste amazing as one and together.

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Summer hairstyles by Admin

It is sometimes quite hard to take care of our hair as it can be a long and complicated process to finally be able to style it and take care of it. That is why we wrote an article below on one of the hair routines you can adopt for the summer.

When it is hot, whether you have long hair or short hair, it is always difficult to find hairstyles that will allow you to not to sweat too much and feel comfortable while remaining stylish. In addition, when we are on vacation, sometimes we feel lazy and wish to give our hair a break from our straightener or curler.

Here are three hairstyles easy to try for the holidays, depending on what you are planning to do during the day. It can be for a morning at the beach, an afternoon stroll by the sea and an evening at a restaurant with friends.

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Top knot will be your best friend. There is nothing more easy and comfortable than this hairstyle. But you can also enjoy the fact that your hair is wavy from the sea air to do an half-do messy bun, a classic hairstyle that will remain as one of our favourites.

The braids are one of the big trends of this year. It is not possible that you missed on Instagram that it is the hairstyle to adopt this summer.

For an evening out, after the shower, you can go for a little bit more sophisticated hairstyle and try to do a bohemian braided bun. This simple but elegant hairstyle will allow you to be the most beautiful during your evening out.

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You can add to your hair any kind of accessories: headbands, headscarves or flowers. Be fancy and dare while you are on vacation.

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Why you should visit Barcelona by Admin

Barcelona is a great city to visit with your friends and your family, for a weekend or for holidays. Every single person that comes to Barcelona leaves with sparkles in their eyes and make the promise to come back again as soon as possible.

This cosmopolitan city is vibrant. The atmosphere that reigns there makes you feel like you are at home because people are caring, welcoming and love to celebrate life. Moreover, the environment is breathtaking. Palm trees, sea air and the smell of seafood in the streets; there is everything you need to have an unforgettable stay.

That is why everyone loves Barcelona because it is full of gorgeous places. Whenever you are wandering the streets, you can admire the beauty of the architecture, but also to many well-known places as The Park Guell and the Sagrada Familia. The Catalonian capital has a real history and you have the chance to admire it through buildings like Casa Battlo and museums.

Why you should visit Barcelona

To enjoy the beautifulness of the whole city, you can climb up above Park Montjuic and The Bunker. You will benefit from an incredible view and a rare moment of peace, far from the city’s madness. But if you think you are not only here to relax and want to go out, Barcelona is also the perfect place. There are many restaurants, bars and clubs to enjoy.

For the foodie, Catalan food is very famous all around the world. Tapas, paella, findeua, seafood, local cerveza… you can eat and drink whatever you want as the streets are crowded with traditional restaurants. You will never get bored while staying in this great city. There are so many places and things to experience in this multicultural city.

Barcelona is the place to be, that is why it is one of the most visited city. When walking in Las Ramblas you can see how much it is popular by seeing the number of tourists every day. Once you have considered you have visited enough areas in the city centre, you can go to Casteldefells, for its less crowded beaches, as well as along the coast like Costa Dorada and Costa Brava.

Why you should visit Barcelona

We wonder if it is possible not to love Barcelona, a charming city with a real story behind and an atmosphere that will make you feel like you are on holidays.

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Be who you are by Admin

With the rise of mobile applications and the clear tendency to be all the time on our smartphones, we are constantly analyzing the lives of each other, our styles, our physics.

It is like we are now living for others. Have you ever noticed that we only photograph or video the beautiful moments of our life? When we go out, travel or when we are looking gorgeous? Indeed, we choose the moments we want to share. Thus, Instagram is like utopia but we must not lose sight of the fact that this is not what real life looks like. People are not as flawless as we believe.

Be who you are

At the moment, if you scroll down your Instagram feed, you can see a lot of «bikini body», «prepare your body for summer», «how to be beach ready». Even before social media, with magazines and advertisements, we could see that the world incited us largely to believe in unique beauty, especially in the fashion world. But do not necessarily feel concerned about all the things you see in the media. There is no one role model. Life is not just fitness and eating healthy. Yes, it is good and yes your body will feel better.

But watch the rise of models like Ashley Graham and Iska Lawrence. Curvy models make their entry on the runway. We are who we are with our defects and our qualities. And look on Instagram the different posts on how to pose to make look better. Thus, do not think that all of the things you see and read are true. We don’t need to be skinny to look good. And if you want to do exercise, eat healthily, you must do it for yourself, not for the society. Remember that everyone is different and that what makes us beautiful.

Be who you are

 It is true that sometimes we feel like we have to look a certain way, otherwise, people will judge us. Thus, the only challenge is to learn how to love ourselves and not feel pressured by the society. Each person is unique. Beauty is unique. Be yourself, be natural, you will look much more beautiful.

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What to put in your vanity for the summer by Admin

May has started well with a bank holiday to celebrate the International Workers’ Day. But it’s not because now we are working that we cannot think about our future trip to a dream destination. And because we want to be as organised as we are at the office, we like to plan things in advance. Thus, once our tickets are booked, we only need to think about what do we have to pack.

Girls always bring more than necessary. It is not a cliché. But we also often forget important things. Here, you will find a list of what you should buy to put into your vanity to be prepared to face a hard day on the sand facing the sea with only the sound of waves and seagulls.

A perfect vanity should not be too full. Think practical. Think about what you will need at the beach but also afterwards, when visiting and going out at night. We don’t use the same products during holidays than during our daily life. Our beauty routine changes because our habits and the environment we are in are different.

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An important product not to forget is sunscreen. It is important to take care of your skin and avoid as much as possible damages. We don’t always realize the power of the sun on our body, that is why it is also important to bring an aftersun lotion that you will have to apply every day after your shower. You can also exfoliate your skin to peel off the dead skin, your tan will stay long after this.

If you go to the beach, you don’t necessarily wear makeup. We all like having makeup-free days, a natural complexion with beach waves hair. But for the people who still want to wear some makeup, look for a waterproof mascara, especially if you go for a swim and don’t want it to smudge under your eyes. Remember that alcohol and sun are not a good combination. If you want to wear perfume, find a selection that is alcohol-free. Otherwise, your skin will be irritated and itchy.

Lip balm is a must, with or without sunproof protection. You can also do lip scrub to take care of this sensitive part of your body that can also take sunburn. Finally, to accessorize your look, bring colourful nail polish, like red and coral. It always looks good with a nice tan on.

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Your vanity is now ready to be put into your suitcase. Next step: holidays.

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Festival outfits by Admin

 The festival season has begun with the long-awaited Coachella. In summer, we live to the rhythm of music and outdoor concerts. For several days, we are preparing ourselves to live the highlight of our summer thanks to performances that will remain etched in our memories.

While some remain undecided about which artist they should watch, we girls, have concerns that are slightly different. During the months preceding the festival, we will not only think about the concerts and the great time we are going to have with our friends. We will also think about how we are going to dress up. Because a good festival goes with a good style

One day, one style. That’s the perks of festivals. During these days, we can go from bohemian to biker chic and take inspiration from the celebrities’ looks.

Festival outfits

It is quite easy to get dressed for a festival, but here, we have selected some go-to outfits for a girl who wants to be stylish but comfortable at the same time. We love festivals because not only they have eclectic kinds of music but also because there are many people there with eclectic looks.  Take your inspiration from Bella Hadid to Rihanna. Go check their Instagram feed to see how they were dressed. The keyword is: dare. Nothing can hold you back

What to wear?

– Fluid long dress, jumpsuit, shorts with a crochet top, flared plants with a bralette.

– Suedine jacket, denim jacket, capes

– Sneakers, boots

– Backpack, shoulder bag

Festival outfits

Remember that comfort is important. If you don’t feel like wearing crazy outfits or you are scared because we never know if the weather is going to be that good, just accessorize your look. Jewellery, scarves, bandana, sunglasses, headband. Spice up your look. You can also use glitter on your face and body and wear ephemeral tattoos. Give free rein to your imagination, let your look be fancy and creative!

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Ideas for a nice Brunch by Admin

Brunch is sacred. It is a truly special moment that is well appreciated during the weekend. Whether you had a party on Saturday night or not, Sunday is synonymous with rest. We recover from the efforts of the week. Pampering, cocooning, on Sundays we relax and enjoy oneself. And it also goes through the food we are eating. Nothing is better than a brunch on a nice sunny day to catch up with your friends and families, spend some time together before tackling the week.

On the weekend you can sleep in and eat your favourite dishes without any remorse. As the fruits and vegetables season really begins, you can go to the numerous food markets around you and look for ideas that will help you to prepare a feast.

Ideas for a nice Brunch

Sundays are not all sunny and when they are, not everyone has the chance to have a terrace to fully enjoy it. That is why you need to find how to bring the sun into your hearts but also to your plates. Here we have selected some fresh and simple ideas of brunch to make and to taste altogether. These all-time favourites will make you love life because as we said, the simplest things are usually the best.

For the sweet treats:

– Pastries, crepes, French toasts

– Fruits salad, chocolate dipped strawberry pops

For the salty treats:

– Avocado toasts with salmon and poached egg, quiches, patatas bravas, tortillas

For the juices:

– Fresh juices, smoothies

– Gazpacho, sangria

Ideas for a Brunch

You don’t have to get up early, because there is no big preparation that requires all your time and energy. Enjoy the sun, enjoy your loved ones, enjoy life. Make your weekend a special moment, a source of energy that will allow you to be at your best during the week.

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MAC COSMETICS – PUMA by Admin

Everyone knows it, today’s trend is sneakers. The reason is simple. In addition to being comfortable, sneakers allow you to stay stylish no matter the occasion. This fashion choice is a go-to as it can be mixed with pants, shorts, skirts or dresses. Everyone can wear it and be classic but casual at the same time.

But did you ever think about sneakers not only in line with your style itself but with your lipstick? And did you ever think about wearing a lipstick that will not only be in harmony with your skin tone but also with your sneakers? Yes, you can see it coming. It has been announced a few months ago but here it is, the long-awaited Mac Cosmetics – Puma collaboration.

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Both of these brands are well-known for their various collaborations. One of the recent ones is Puma – Fenti by Rihanna. So to celebrate its 50th Puma Suede Sneaker edition, the brand wanted to launch a shoe range with three of the most successful Mac lipsticks that are:

– Crème d’Nude, a creamy pink shade with a vanilla scent

– Lady Danger, a matte bright red shade

– Sin, a creamy semi-matte burgundy shade

The shoes will feature the M.A.C Cosmetics logo on the tongue and will come with a special packaging for the occasion. The price for each pair will stand for $90, while each M.A.C’s lipstick will be around $19.

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In a recent article, we were writing about what you can wear this Spring. Well, the collection would be available on May 17th, so it is a concrete example of what you can accessorize your style with. These basics colours would also be perfect for a mid-season as Autumn, so do not hesitate to anticipate what you can wear at that time.

We are crazy about this collaboration and cannot wait to go on the website to order a pair that will match our lipstick. What will come next? Will we have other good surprises? Let’s wait and see what the future holds!

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How to take a good picture by Admin

One of the primary purposes of photography is to allow us to relive the beautiful moments of our life. Time passes by, memory fades but souvenirs persist, thanks to the photos we take.

We all like to capture the moments of our life that seem beautiful, whether it is a place or an encounter. But when we do it, we must do it for ourselves and because it makes us happy to remember these memories. Not for others. Nowadays, especially because of social media, far too many people don’t live for themselves anymore and do not take the time to observe and enjoy the beauty of what Nature has to offer.

How to take a good picture

Our smartphones are glued to our hands and our first reflex is to take a snap or an Instagram story. While, taking a picture is, first, asking ourselves which spot is the most beautiful one. We need to observe and take the picture with our eyes.

Then, therefore, we can look for the light, a natural one preferably, that will make the picture look better. There is also a good time for the so-called Instagram pictures, like sunrises or sunset. Do not hesitate to move, to have shots from different angles. Get closer to the object, the person to photograph or use a lens attachment on your phone. Do not hesitate to play with the subjects, the elements but also with the weather. Not only a portrait on a white background or a sun and a blue sky that will make a photo look pretty.

How to take a good picture

Keep the photo as original as possible, you don’t need to add many filters. Remember that it is pointless to flood your Instagram with photos without real purpose since taking a nice picture means taking a picture that has a sense for you, and only you.

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Cafes in Barcelona that will make you want to study by Admin

Come on guys, the end of the Academic year is just around the corner. But before being able to enjoy barbecues and pool parties, you must end your semester before and pass your exam. We all need a little bit of motivation to stop procrastinating and finally get back to work. But whenever the sunny days are back and that it is much warmer outside, our mind is somewhere else and all we think about is having cocktails on the beach.

There is nothing better than being in a good environment to work. Forget about the classic and boring libraries, where you do not have the right to talk because you will disturb the people who are really there to work and who are not just pretending to. What about a library with a cafe in it? At Laie, in Example neighbourhood, you will be able to enjoy a new concept, thanks to a cafe with a covered terrace within the library. On this last floor, there is a space dedicated to the people who want to meet, relax or work with music and food.

Cafés in Barcelona that will make you want to study

There are always alternatives for the one want to work outside their home or classes. Starbucks? Yes, but so basic and crowded. You need a peaceful area, with wifi, coffee and pastries in order for you to have the necessary motivation. Who knows, you will maybe really love it and will want to work more often.

If you do so, there is also a cafe/office called Coffice. Located near La Ramblas, this concept is unique because you only pay for the number of hours you stay in. There are different formats depending on whether you want to stay an hour or a day and you have multiple choices. Indeed, you can simply go there and sit at a table or book a room for a meeting. Whatever is your option, you will always benefit from free snacks and drinks.

Cafés in Barcelona that will make you want to study

Basically, you can go in whatever cafe you want to. The only problem is that they can be crowded and thus, not as quiet as the two mentioned before. Working in a peaceful environment is essential but you also need to treat yourself to give you some courage and be productive.

Students, workers, no more excuses so go ahead!

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Where to travel in Europe on a budget by Admin

The season of cocktails with your friends, family and colleagues has started and the main topic of every discussion concerns the holidays and where you should go this year. Discord, misunderstanding, incomprehension, nobody can agree on the destination but the clock is ticking and the holidays are approaching so you should hurry up. The previous article prompted you to prepare your trip in advance in order for you not getting overwhelmed by the events and enjoy the best deals. Here, you will find the best destinations in Europe for those who would like to travel on a budget.

Whether you want to backpack, camp or simply stay in a hotel, some destinations in Europe are cheaper than others. Europe is not only cities like Paris or London: destinations that are expensive, especially due to their popularity towards tourists. Think about countries you would have never think about and that are so underrated but as beautiful and pleasant as the others.

Where to travel in Europe on a budget

Here are 5 budget European destinations:

– Poland, Krakow.  There, you will enjoy long walks around the Wisla river and in the Medieval core of the historical city. There is plenty of affordable cafés and restaurants to go to and free city tours to enjoy. The streets are enchanting and you can discover multiple beautiful areas when wandering the streets just like the well-known Jewish district.

– Budapest, Hungary. Everyone knows this country because of the Sziget festival. But you can also go there to walk along the Danube and enjoy the Ottoman architecture from the cheap cruises. Furthermore, did you know that it is called the city of spas?  So everyone who goes there must enjoy the thermal bath at least once.

– Zagreb, Croatia. This country is getting more and more popular, as it is not expensive. In the heart of Croatia’s modern culture, you will be able to enjoy the medieval style of the streets, the beautifulness of the buildings and cathedrals.

– Andalucia, Spain. This region branded as a historical nationality has a mix of Spanish and Arabic style. There, you can enjoy cheap beers, tapas as well as a magnificent architecture. If you feel a little be adventurous you can take the ferry to Morrocco; it is not so far.

– Lisbon, Portugal. This place is one of the best watersport destinations and it is the paradise for the people who love seafood.  There are also some free festivals during the summer you can enjoy.

Where to travel in Europe on a budget

This article is only a short resume. You need to go there to see by yourself what these cities have to offer. Their common point is that they are all marked with a past, a heritage and a history that allows them today to benefit from amazing architecture, museums, buildings and excellent traditional restaurants.

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How to travel on a budget by Admin

Who never said one day: my dream is to travel all around the world? But once you have taken a look at your bank account you just changed your mind and buried that idea in a corner of your head hoping that one day you will have the necessary nest-egg to do it.

We all would like to travel the world, alone or with people. But this kind of happiness has a price and sometimes we cannot afford to go as far and as long as we would like to. Whether you are a student or an adult, sometimes you have a tight budget and that is why you have to postpone your desire to escape.

How to travel on a budget

Travelling is going on a journey to discover new lands, new civilizations, new cultures and new ways of living. To immerse ourselves in the local culture, there is nothing better than trying to live like an autochthone. Indeed, not everybody can afford the all-inclusive hotel. So here are some tips to go abroad without breaking the bank and enjoy as much as possible a trip with friends or family.

Organisation is the watchword. The only way to compare prices and benefit from the most advantageous offers is to plan your trip in advance. To do so, some well-known websites exist, whatever it is to book a flight or a hotel such as liligo.com, jetcost.com, edreams.com, booking.com. But depending on your destination check what is more interesting, to take a flight, a train or a bus? Alternatives always exist, some will take you longer to get to your destination but it would usually be cheaper. When it comes to accommodations, think about Airbnb or hostels. But if you feel adventurous you can also couchsurfing. It is an easy way to travel as you will have a stay for free and as you will directly meet the locals.

How to travel on a budget

Wherever you will go, you will always find good places to eat and visit on a budget, just do your research before you leave. Thus, you may avoid the crowd of tourists and the most expensive places. Remember that if you are under 25 and you are still a student, you will have more benefits, like free museums or vouchers. You can also go abroad to work as an au pair or seasonal worker.

Travelling is being organised, a little bit creative and reckless. Then you will see, the trip will only be better.

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A healthy mind in a healthy body by Admin

Easter came and no one skipped the traditional egg hunt. Children and adults have loved eating chocolate; some might have done more than others. While we enjoyed it way too much in Barcelona with the famous Mona de Pascua without feeling guilty, the sunny days are coming back. So the main question that is ringing in our head is: will my swimsuit still fit me?

To prepare our summer body, there is nothing better than doing outdoors activities, whether it is by yourself or in a team. The undeniable advantage for the people living in Barcelona, or for the lucky visitors, is that no matter the physical activity practised, they will always benefit from an incredible view or incredible sites to visit: a great source of motivation.

Whether you would prefer to run, cycle or hike, you will find plenty of places to go to such as the famous Barceloneta and the Passeig Maritim. There is nothing more pleasant than doing sports while feeling the sea breeze in your hair. However, as it is quite crowded in the summer, do not hesitate to look for paths in the heights of Barcelona. Montjuic is a great area thanks to its many green areas, parks and gardens. You will enjoy the view as much as if you want to go to Carretera de les Aigües. 

A healthy mind in a healthy body

If you want to exercise with other people, there is still that easy option where you can just go to the beach and play volleyball. But for the people who want to try local activities, they should try the Padel tennis, a sport imported from Argentina but well-known here in Catalonia.

Outdoor yoga is also a great outdoor activity to practice in the Parc de la Ciutadella, near the Arc de Triomf with its fountain and its green areas. Again, it can be crowded and as yoga is supposed to help you to relax, do not hesitate to visit any park around you, they will all be as beautiful and some will surely be more peaceful than others. You can also go to the Serra de la Collsorella a natural park full of history.

Doing outdoor activities will allow you to enjoy the city, discover new places and new people that share your passion. With its 5km of coastline, Barcelona has a wide variety of places you will not know if you don’t wander in the streets. But wherever you are in the world, just remind yourself that it’s important to go outside. It is good for your body and your mind.

A healthy mind in a healthy body

That’s also what tourism is: discovering the city without any precise goal.

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Natural beauty for your skin by Admin

March is a complicated month. Putting the clocks forward has disturbed our biological clock and summer is fast approaching. Our whole organism is disrupted and our skin suffers from the climate change and the overall pollution.

To overcome those difficulties and be prepared for the good days, we have selected a bunch of well-known ingredients that you should use to make your skin glow. When it comes to our beauty routine we never think about taking the ingredients directly from our cupboard or our fridge.

Here you will find a short list of ingredients good for your skin. Whether they are used as a mask or mixed in a detox juice, you will be surprised by the great value of these ingredients.

Natural ingredients good for your skin

– To vitalize and hydrate your skin: avocado and eggs are full of protein and biotin

– For a beautiful complexion: you can benefit from the beta-carotene inside the carrot and the  vitamin C in the citrus fruits

– For your skin elasticity: salmon is rich in omega 3 and nuts in omega 3S. Thus, they have values that are well-known for their anti-aging properties

– To fight against acne: Medjool dates and pomegranates as they produce collagen

There is no need to put a crazy amount of money in your skincare products if you don’t take care of your body first. Feeling good inside will make you look good outside. While eating junk food will make your skin looks oily and acneic, think about all the vegetables and other superfoods that exist and don’t hesitate to mix ingredients for your skin, hair and nails.

Natural ingredients good for your skin

Don’t forget to drink enough water as it will prevent your skin from dryness and spots. Give it a try and be ready to change your daily beauty routine!

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How to boost your online popularity by Admin

We all remember that famous selfie from Ellen Degeneres during the 86th Academy Awards in 2014. It broke the Internet. A lot of people would like to experience that success on the platform. But whatever social network you use, always remember that there are some tricks you should know about if you want to boost your online profile.

To keep your followers entertained, you need to find what will make the difference. Impose your style and your personality but always be careful of what is going on around you. Indeed, even though it is important to create your own world, look at the trending topics, what is making the buzz and what is not.

How to boost your online popularity

The next important step is to identify who is following you. Once it is done, you will be able to analyze what they like the most about you, what are the most popular posts on your feed.

People want original content. Always make sure you caught the best angle, light and catchphrase to post the best photo you can, even if it implies to eat cold or go out late. Don’t be afraid to use links and hashtags, it will help you to get viral. Then the only thing you have to wait for are the likes, shares and comments.

Whatever social media you use, if you want to succeed, always be conscious of the peak hours. We spend a lot of time on our phones checking online profiles, but it is important to take into consideration that posting your photo at 10 am during the week will not have the same impact than on a Sunday at 6 pm.

How to boost your online popularity

Yes, social media is art. The keyword is to stay active. Update your profile regularly and do not disappear for days. Now the online world is all yours!

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