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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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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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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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.

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

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What to pack for a mid-season week-end in Barcelona by Admin

Forget your triple layer winter coat if you travel to Barcelona during the mid-season. Here you will find the best tips to enjoy your stay as much as you can while, hopefully, remaining stylish.

One thing to take into consideration is to travel light. And if your aim is to visit the city from A to Z in just a weekend: think practical. You will always look more pretty on pictures with a casual and comfortable look than with a look that will not allow you to smile because your too hot, too cold or because your shoes make you want to cry.

What to pack for a mid-season week-end in Barcelona

That is why a pair of sneakers is always a good idea, you can bring your high-heels but keep them for the night if you plan to go out. Then, never forget the basics. A trench, a cardigan or a leather jacket is enough. For the bottom, just bring some jeans. Barcelona is not only a synonym of sun and party at the beach, you never know what the weather holds. That is why it can be tricky to travel during the mid-season because the weather is constantly changing, thus, temperatures are never the same. A sweater or light jacket is essential and you can wear a breathable t-shirt underneath it to stay comfortable.

Don’t be afraid to let your creativity speaks to keep you warm: mix fabrics, put a scarf on… but remember that packing heavy clothes is not a good idea as you will have to take them on/off every time you enter to a restaurant, a coffee shop, a museum.

What to pack for a mid-season week-end in Barcelona.

Now that you have all the information needed, stop looking desperately at your suitcase wondering whether you need your sunglasses or your umbrella, just take them both and be ready to enjoy the city’s best places.

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Healthy Snack Ideas by Admin

Are you still hungry 30 minutes after breakfast? Do you have little cravings between meals? Do you want to grab some food during watching movies or studying? If you answer is “yes!!!” we have something special for you! Super easy and quickly prepared healthy snacks recipes. You can even take them with you wherever and whenever you may need them.

1. Greek Yogurt Bark

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups plain vanilla Greek Yogurt
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 cup granola
1/2 cup blueberries
3 to 4 strawberries

Mix the yogurt with maple syrup and then pour it into a tray lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the granola with the blueberries and strawberries. Of course you can use whatever you may want on top. Freeze the bark at least for 60 minutes before it’s ready to eat!

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2. Frozen Banana Bites

Ingredients:
2 bananas
2 dark chocolate bars
1 cup nuts for toppings

Put the chocolate bars in a pot and slowly melt it at a low heat. Cut the bananas into pieces and dip them in the chocolate until they’re fully covered. Place them on some parchment paper or a plate. Now you can put some nuts on top! Freeze everything for at least 30 minutes!

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3. Apples with peanut butter

All you have to do is cut your apples and add some dairy-free milk to your peanut butter. Mix it and drizzle the peanut butter or even almond butter on top of the apples. You can also use any fruit you’d like to eat.

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4. Slice of toast

You can eat it at home or take it out. There’s so many ways to create your own slice of goodness. Use avocado and strawberries, peanut butter and bananas or even hummus, spinach and cherry tomatoes! What is your perfect match?

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5. Fruit

The easiest snack ever! Mixed various kinds of fruits make a healthy fruit salad. Even when you’re craving something on the way this is not a problem! Go to La Boqueria in Barcelona. You can find so many different fresh fruits and vegetables there.

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Enjoy !

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How to celebrate International Women’s Day? by Admin

International Women’s Day (March 8) is not just a day where you buy gifts and flowers for women. It’s a global day celebrating the social, cultural, economic and also political achievements of women.

#PledgeForParity

Almost everybody uses social media right now. We’re so active on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and regularly spend time on those platforms. Now we can show support for girls and women by using #PledgeForParity – an official campaign’s hashtag. It’s a simple but very essential way to celebrate this day and to empower women from all over the world.

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Accomplish your goal

Supporting others is important – but what about you? Stop procrastinating, yup you know what we’re talking about. Remember that one thing what you always want to do but it was so scary, so difficult and you’ve never had time for that? We know it just came to your mind. So get up right now and do it for yourself. Your success will be the best reward.

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Spend time with your mum

Make this International Women’s Day more special and spend some of your time with your mum. We have such a strong bond with our parents – especially mothers. Tell her what she means to you and thank her for all of her wise advices. Cook with her, bake homemade cookies, watch movies or go shopping. You’ll be surprised by how much she’ll appreciate it.

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Spend it alone

Treat yourself good this day. Do you want to stay at home and do absolutely nothing? Just relax. Prepare some popcorn and spend some time with Netflix! Riverdale is coming with new episodes – if you haven’t seen that yet, oh girl you definitely should. You can also grab a good book with a cup of hot chocolate, some biscuits or a box of ice cream. After a long day take a refreshing shower and treat yourself with some Face Masks.

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XOXO,

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6 Romantic Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day by Admin

It’s February– aka the month of Love— which means that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

Regardless of whether you have already found your happy ending, or you just want to surprise a special human you love – our romantic gift ideas in planning your Valentine’s Day must not be missed

There is no better opportunity than Valentine’s Day to give your better half your full attention. So that this year everything runs perfectly, here are some romantic ideas for your Valentine’s Day together. If you’re still on the hunt for that perfect little “something” for your significant other, take a peek– there’s something for every budget!

The Signature Scent

The favorite fragrance is a gift that you can not go wrong with. Extra tip: Give away toiletries such as shower gel or body lotion, which smell like the perfume your partner prefers. Or you take a risk and look for yourself for the new favorite perfume of your better half. There is a really sweet perfumery right in the Raval, called “Les Topettes” with a range of carefully selected perfumes, soaps and toiletries. You can either order online or go there  and they will be happy to help you to find the perfect fit.

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Blooming Bouquets

You can find a lot of florists on La Rambla de las Flores, (the Rambla of the flowers), which is the most poetic part of the ramblas as the colours and fragrances of the stands of flowers and plants give it a special charm. How about a flower subscription instead of just a single bouquet? So you can show your affection to your special someone on more than just one day.

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Time for each other

Whether you plan a short trip, a day full of action or a chilled day in bed – nothing strengthens a relationship as much as sharing time! In stressful phases of life, you can easily loose sight of taking your time for eachother, so you should definitely save some of it for Valentine’s Day.

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Pure relaxation

Even at home you can conjure up a great little spa experience! A nice bubble bath, some beauty treatments and a relaxing massage will help to let go of the everyday stress.

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A musical declaration of love

It used to take a lot of effort to record a mixtape. Today we can express our love much easier with playlists. You can put all of your favorite songs together, or songs to express your feelings. This gift can be topped with a subscription for e.g. Spotify or Soundcloud.

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We wish you a day full of love.

XOXO,

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Barcelona’s best Second-Hand & Vintage Markets by Admin

Barcelona is not just only for Art-Fanatics, Beach-Babes and Party-Animals, but also the perfect city for Vintage-Lovers who are always on the hunt at Fleamarkets and Secondhand-Stores for their perfect new spoil.

Just around the famous Ramblas, in the Barrio Gotic and the Raval, you will find a real vintage- and secondhand eldorado. Especially in the Carrer dels Tallers in the hip part of Raval, or in all the small streets around the Calle Ferran in El Gotico there are a lot of authentic and unconventional places to discover. Just as big as the variety of different shops is the amount of flea- and vintage markets. Depending on the day of the week you will be spoilt for choice. Here are some of the best Vintage-Markets, that you can not miss.

Encants Vells Flea Market

The Encants Vells Flea Market is Barcelona’s oldest and biggest market and easy accessible with the Metro (L1 or L2). It is located on Plaza Glories and without doubt one of the most impressive modern market buildings in Europe. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9h to 20h every week you can find an eclectic mix of secondhand wonders and vintage clothes, as well as nick-nacks and antiques to fill your home with. The combination of original architecture and hustle ‘n’ bustle, combined with the diversity of objects on offer and great views of the Agbar Tower make the Encants market an interesting place to visit. You should better get there early to avoid the crowd.

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Flea Market Barcelona

Taking place once a month on a Sunday close to the Drassanes metro station and hidden behind the Maritime Museum, the Flea Market is one of the coolest street flea markets in Barcelona. Selling a huge range of things, from secondhand clothing, to books, bags, jewellery and household items, they seem to have it all. From mid-morning until around 7 in the evening you can visit the market and shop around for a good bargain and even offer to make trades. The Flea Market has even gained such popularity that it decided to create a second type of second hand market in the city, which they have dubbed Fleadonia. This market takes place close to La Filmoteca de Catalunya, at Plaça Salvador Seguí. The next flea market event is on the 11.03.2018.

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Lost & Found

Only held once every three months, usually Open Air, Lost & Found boasts a huge range of vintage and secondhand items and clothes, located in the central Estació de França. Not only is Lost & Found flea market a place to discover new treasures, it is also a space to exchange ideas, mingle with friends, find inspiration and feel a part of the humongous and ever-growing vintage community in Barcelona. If you’ve become bored of your clothes or household items, then bring them to Lost & Found. There you can exchange products in return for something completely different.

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Two Market

The Two Market factory sets up a new market, this time focusing on vintage clothing and accessories. This ecologically sustainable flea market takes place in the huge hall of L’Ovella Negra in Poble Nou. Following the motto “Reuse is the best way to recycle”, this vintage market attracts visitors and motivates them to follow this original and inventive goal. Grab some cheap pieces (starting at just one euro) in this fun and sustainable way.

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Good luck and have fun rummaging!

XOXO

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10 Exercises You Need To Get In Shape by Admin

After New Year’s feast, we usually gain extra kilograms. So soon we ask ourselves – how to lose weight after the New Year without harsh diets.

We picked up for you ten simple but very effective exercises that train several muscle groups simultaneously for you to get in shape. You will only need to spend fifteen to twenty minutes!

LUNGES

10 Exercises You Need To Get In ShapePerform walking lunges to strengthen your legs and butt.

Keep your front knee at 90 degrees.
Lunge as low as possible.
Keep a vertical torso.

PUSHUPS

10 Exercises You Need To Get In ShapePush-ups to strengthen your arms and chest.

Hands must be directly under your shoulders.
Maintain your butt- simple plank.
Shoulders are far from your ears.
Keep your neck neutral.

SQUAT JUMP

10 Exercises You Need To Get In ShapePerform squat jumps to strengthen your legs and butt.

Shoulder-width apart your feet.
Look ahead – don’t look down.
Knees should be in line with your toes.
Squat as deep as you can.

BICYCLE CRUNCHES

10 Exercises You Need To Get In ShapePerform bicycle crunches to strengthen your abs, sides and legs.

Touch your knee with your elbow.
Look up.
Don’t lie down – keep your shoulders and feet away from the floor.
Don’t forget to breath!

LYING HIP RAISES

10 Exercises You Need To Get In ShapeThis exercise helps to strengthen your back, abs and butt.

Place your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart.
Contract your abs.
Lift your hips off the floor.

PLANK

10 Exercises You Need To Get In ShapePlank is the best exercise to define your core. It strengthens all your muscles.

Hands are under your shoulders.
Keep your body in a straight line.
Squeeze your butt.

JUMPING JACKS

10 Exercises You Need To Get In ShapeSimple cardio exercise for legs and arms.

Jump as high as you can.
Keep your chest up.
Land softly.

SIT-UPS

10 Exercises You Need To Get In ShapeKeep your back straight.
Maintain your hands on your head or chest.
Don’t look down.
Don’t move your feet.

WALKOUT

10 Exercises You Need To Get In ShapePerform walkout to strengthen all your body.

Keep your legs straight.
Maintain a tight core.
Don’t sway side to side from your hips.

SLIDE LUNGES

10 Exercises You Need To Get In ShapeSlide lunges are the best exercise for your tights.

Keep your chest up.
Shift your weight carefully.
Lunge as low as possible.

Do not give up these exercises! Promise yourself that they will be the beginning of every day of your life. You can lose weight even faster, if you add to the diet walking, swimming or any other cardio exercises. Take these first steps so that the year 2018 will become the year of finding your dream figure!

XOXO

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Homemade Facial Masks: 5 Recipes That Work by Admin

With nowadays beauty industry, we can find products for any purposes. But do you trust them for 100%? These products can contain plastics, irritating fragrances, glycerin, parabens, phthalates and other questionable ingredients. As we all know, these products definitely damage our delicate facial skin. More to that, they can be quit pricy.

Good news! Capture Models decided to share with you 9 homemade facial scrubs recipes that you can easily do and use if your skin has needed a pick-me-up.

Simple Sugar Face Scrub

Homemade Facial Masks: 5 Recipes That Work

Ingredients

1 tsp organic cane sugar (or granulated sugar)

1 – 2 drops of water

1 – 2 drops orange, lemon, lavender or melaleuca essential oil (optional)


How You Do It?

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Using the tips of your fingers, gently rub scrub into the clean face. Take care to avoid the eyes. Remove by rinsing with cool water, and pat dry with a clean towel. Add on a layer of oil as a moisturizer, if necessary.

Blueberry and Honey Scrub

Homemade Facial Masks: 5 Recipes That Work

Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

2 tbsp honey (raw and local is best)

1 – 2 tbsp sugar


How You Do It?

Combine all ingredients in a small food processor, and blend until smooth.  Add a generous layer to clean face, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Rinse clean with warm water.

Lemon and Sugar Face Scrub

Homemade Facial Masks: 5 Recipes That Work

Ingredients

1/2 fresh lemon

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp organic honey


How You Do It?

Add lemon juice and olive oil into a bowl until they mix together. Add the honey and whisk or stir quickly until the ingredients bind together into a medium-to-thick consistency. You can add or subtract the amount of olive oil and honey that you use depending on how thick you want your scrub to be.

You can make from fresh lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, and honey. This provides a simple exfoliating face scrubs recipe while moisturizing. The lemon juice may help brighten the skin. Also, you can use this recipe for both skin and body. Especially, this recipe is ideal for rough spots like feet, knees, elbows, and hands. It’s also great for nail beds and cuticles. To use on the face, this scrub works wonderfully for those with acne-prone skin. But, of course, the entire body can benefit from a lemon and sugar exfoliation that leaves skin soft and smooth.

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Coffee Face Scrub

Homemade Facial Masks: 5 Recipes That Work

Ingredients

1/3 tsp extra virgin olive oil (moisturizer), (or you can use Shea butter or coconut oil)

1 tsp honey

1 1/2 tsp coffee grinds (helps scrub off dead skin, and exfoliate)


How You Do It?

In your bowl, mix the finely ground coffee beans with the cocoa powder. Add in the milk, stir until it creates a paste. For a thicker paste, use less milk. Fold in lemon juice and honey. Apply to skin and let dry (up to 20 minutes). Wash off and store any extras in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Chocolate Sugar Face Scrub

Homemade Facial Masks: 5 Recipes That Work

Ingredients

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/8 cup olive oil

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp vanilla extract


How You Do It?

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.  Lather generously onto clean face, rubbing gently into the skin for 60 seconds.  Allow setting on the skin for 10 minutes, if desired, then rinse clean with warm water.

Hope you found it useful!

XOXO

CM

 

SOURCES: LIVEABOUT, HEYITSLULU, BEAUTYBANTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Healthy Lifestyle: Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body by Admin

A healthy mind breeds a health body and vise versa!

A healthy lifestyle can have a great impact on a person’s life! The human body and mind interact in an impressive way that works reciprocally.
The result of this interaction affects a human’s well-being greatly. Nowadays, many people are aware that their emotions may have a massive impact on their physical health. However, very few are aware that their physical condition also has a very powerful impact on their mental health and emotions.

This article will be going through a number of things one can do to improve their mental well-being by mainly taking care of their body.
Firstly, it is of utmost importance that we accept the fact that there is a strong psychological link between the body and brain. This way we will understand the importance of taking care of our body and ultimately feeling better both mentally and physically.

Nowadays, due to such hectic lives, many of us deal with a number of emotional states from time to time. This results into changes in our psychological well-being, both positively and negatively. These negative emotional states such as stress, anxiety, depression and so on are ones we try to fight through in various ways.
However, did you know that one of the most effective ways to do this is by controlling your body in effective ways?

EXERCISE

The first and most important is to exercise, exercise and exercise! Many people tend to underestimate the effectiveness of exercise and sport on mental health. However, in reality it is emphasized by many that physical activity alleviates symptoms that are associated with negative emotions. Yoga, for example, is known to heal the soul and that is a journey of the self, through the self and to the self. 

Ashley Turner, a yoga teacher and licensed psychotherapist states –
“Yoga is a psychology – the whole practice helps us work with the nature of the mind, the nature of being a human, how emotions live in our bodies, how they affect our behavior and our minds.”

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FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE – HEALTHY EATING, AVOIDING BAD HABITS AND POSITIVE THINKING

We must make sure to eat nutritious healthy meals. Drink a sufficient amount of water daily, get the advised 7 hours of sleep every night, and avoid cigarettes, alcohol and drugs. This guarantees more of a healthy lifestyle in general. Also, giving your brain and thinking box a break is proved to be very effective to improve the mental well-being overall.
Therefore, make sure to give your brain time to relax or just think of new, creative ideas that will create positive vibes.

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MINDFULNESS

Capture Models highly recommends this emerging phenomenon called Mindfulness.
This involves observing everything around us without filtering anything by our thoughts – Be the master of your body!
For instance,  focus on your breath whilst having your eyes closed, rather than constantly thinking about your daily activities. So just listen to your body at least once a day.

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If you do consider putting these into practice, I believe that your mind and body will be in sync and result into a healthier mind, body and lifestyle.
Nowadays, people spend way too much money on artificial things to live just one day longer. So why not just treat your body well and take precaution to live healthier?

SOURCES: Yoga Journal, Mindful, Merck Manual.

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