Haul | Shopping and Gifts from Portugal

EN: Hello Bananas! How was your Christmas? 
The following is in Portuguese for a change but it's basically some things that I collected from the month of April up until September while I was in Portugal.

PT: Olá Bananas! Como foi o vosso Natal?
O video de hoje para variar é em português, é sobre algumas compras e prendas que fui juntando desde o mês de Abril até Setembro enquanto estava ainda em Portugal.

This picture was taken and belongs to Me/Karen U..


Merry Christmas / Feliz Natal

EN: Aaaahhhh it's Christmas again, another holiday that some people love it and other people hate it. For me  these days is more like indifferent.
But anyways I would like to wish you all my lovely followers a Merry Christmas and I hope that you are spending the days close to your loved ones.

I do not own the Copyrights of this picture. It was found via Tumblr.


Musical Friday #131

EN: So Christmas is around the corner and I found out today that I don't have to work on the 24,25 and 26 woot woot. This year I will spend my Christmas holidays here in London with some family members of mine but away from my Mom and Dad.
As I get older, I become less and less fond of Christmas due to various reasons.

Eminem - The Monster feat. Rihanna - New


Musical Friday #130

EN: I've been wanting to do some tattoos for quite a long time now but in the beginning I wasn't sure what I wanted and then since I was young there was no way in hell my mother would let me and then of course money issue because tattoos as we know are not cheap and the better the tattoo artist is, obviously the more expensive is going to be. At my current job some of my colleagues have quite big and visible tattoos so it kinda triggered my interest again.
Do you know any good and decent tattoo shops/artist in London?

Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em (What You're Made Of) - New Single - I don't know about you but I've been a fan of BSB since FOREEEEEVVEEERRRRR! And now I just found out that theyare going to be in London next year, I AM THERE! This is probably the last time that I will ever be able to see them, so I have to find a way to go, even if I go alone!


Warm me up! #2

Warm Me Up #2 - Parkas

EN: The weather in the U.K. is getting colder and colder and I started noticing that even though my Zara coat is lovely is not warm enough for this weather, plus I can't put to many shirts on when I use that coat because the sleeves are too tight. So I've been thinking of buying a new coat.
You see so many big coats that are expensive and you think "Oh this is probably very warm." and it ends up not being warm at all, let me tell you this has happened to me countless times. Recently my cousin bought a parka from NEXT and it really got me thinking and I might buy a parka as well. And her is perfect because you can remove the inside and you can still use the parka during the Spring for those annoying rainy days in London.
Here are some of the jackets that I found on the interwebs. I still don't know if I get a black one, dark navy blue or khaki. Sales are just around the corner :D. 

I do not own the copyrights of these pictures. The Collage was made via Polyvore website.


Musical Friday #129

EN: This week I wasn't able to post anything on my Blog, hopefully next week will be different plus I will able to upload a new video on Youtube.
So we have started a new month, many people are looking forward for Christmas, I'm not. Not because I'm not able to go home for Christmas and be with my parents but in general Christmas doesn't mean much for me. Over the last years it has more of a sad connections then happy.
Oh yeah, last Saturday the actor Paul Walker (known very well because of the Fast and Furious movies) died in a car accident (ironic right?) and then last night Nelson Mandela dies uuffffff.
At my new job I'm starting to have more shifts, which is good because it means more money the only bad thing is I get home kind late and I have no energy to still come to the computer and do a proper post. The places that I'm a bit more easily active is on my Tumblr and Pinterest, so please check those places out ;).
I can't wait to get my first paycheck, I'm already doing a list of things that I need to buy, one of them a new coat, a Parka. I will talk about that probably on my next blog post.
Now I'm off to bed because I have to work this weekend. Byyyeeeee!

Pitbull - Timber feat. Kes$ha - New


Musical Friday #128

EN: Remember about 3 weeks ago I did a post about the fact that we didn't have the lights working in the bathroom? So soon after that the lights went crazy again -_- so for another 3 weeks we had to take a shower with candle lights. But at least this time around the guys came to fix it "pretty fast" compared to the first time around. 
Now I'm going to sleep, I have to work this weekend and this Saturday I work all day. God I'm going to be so tired going up and down the stairs. x

Ben Pearce - What I Might Do


Laptop Wishlist #4

EN: In case you did not know I currently don't have my own laptop. I used to have one but it failed for the third time last year and at the time I did not have money to fix it and I decided it was not worth to fix it again.
So now I'm on a laptop hunt and searching what's best for me. For now I want a laptop that I can do a little bit of everything really, like the basics, watch movies, listen to music, play some games, write some documents and browse on the internet but in the future I know I would like to install some programs like photo and video editing programs and I know that those things can be a bit heavy for a just a simple laptop.
So do I go for a simple laptop or do I buy the best of the best? 
The other thing is that I always had and worked with Windows computers and right now Windows 8 is sshhhiiiiiiiiittttttt! Seriously Windows, get your shit together! And I'm not very into the Apple shenanigans. Windows and Apple for me is like, you always went to Mac Donald's (Windows) but one day you are hungry and there is no Mac Donald's around so you go for Burger King (Apple) and it's just not the same, that's how I feel about Apple haha.
One thing is for sure NO MORE ACERs laptops, that was the brand of my previous laptop, so maybe Sony or HP, any suggestions?


Musical Friday #127

EN: Another week has passed but now I'm finally working. But it's not your typical office, Monday to Friday, 9AM till 5PM type of job. I'm working in a Restaurant so that means crazy shifts and no more proper weekends because those are days that I'll be defiantly working. I've been through this before, back in 2011 I worked in a call-center while I lived in Prague but the differences was that I did a 8/9 hours shift and now most of the times I only work 3 hours per day but I'm not the only one.
Anyways this is just temporary, like my mother would say, I didn't go to University, studied abroad, worked abroad to end up working in restaurant! I have big dreams, I always had big dreams but for now is like Drake's song "started from the bottom now we're here", I had to start somewhere and they are paying, so don't let me words make you think that I'm complaining. I'm very grateful for this job opportunity because in fact, they were the only place that called me for an interview and end up hiring me

Katy Perry - Unconditionally - New


Going to the cinema alone

EN: Yesterday for the first time I went to the cinema alone. The reason for this was because I wanted to watch the new Thor movie and I had no company, either the people I know weren't interested or just bad timing. So I decided to go by myself. I mean how bad could it be?
Well let me tell you. So when I went to the cinema to buy my ticket the man said to me "Just one? Are you watching alone?", I said yes and then he asked "Why?", my reaction was like O_O WTF.... is it that bad to go to cinema alone??????? So I just told him "Well... my friends don't like this type of movies blah blah". 
Needless to say I left that place feeling weird and contemplating about live and if  people thinking that I'm some kind of loner :S. But then I thought F-THEM! I like spending time with my friends and family but I also enjoy my alone time.
Later when I entered the cinema room I was the only person in there but then again it was 15:20 on a Wednesday afternoon. But 10 minutes later 4 other people came in. They stayed in the middle of the room and I stayed aaalllll the way in the back right in the middle of the screen and it was the best seat ever.
Overall I didn't mind going to the cinema alone, it's not like anybody was gonna bite or something and I think I might be going more often by myself. It feels the same as I'm watching a movie at home but in this case on a bigger screen haha. The only thing is if something happens in the movie you can't really share a thought or make jokes with someone other than yourselves.
What about you? Have you ever went to the cinema alone?

I do not own the Copyrights of this picture. It was found via Google.


Musical Friday #126

EN: Tomorrow I will finally start working! I'm both excited and nervous, that's understandable right?
My fear right now is of oversleeping, I'm always like that, when I have a big thing the next day I'm always afraid that I either won't listen to the alarm clock, or  I hear it, stop it and go back to sleep. Does this also happens to you?
Well I'm off to bed, it's gonna be a loooong day. Wish me luck!

Lilly Allen - Hard Out Here - New


Beauty | My Face Routine

Beauty products

EN: Today's post will be my beauty routine. Mine is not has interesting or complex as some beauty gurus out there due to many reasons but I'm not going to bore you with that now.
Below I will break it down for you the products that I use. Take note that I have normal to oily skin, I have a oily T-Zone, I still have acne/spots :( and blackheads on my nose.


Musical Friday #125

EN: Hey guys, how's your month of November going so far? I think that finally some good winds are blowing my way. Fingers crossed!
Other than day today has been a rainy day but then again I wouldn't expect anything different because... it's London.

Justin Timberlake - TKO - New Single


Dream House #17

EN: Here in London I'm living with some family members of mine and since I arrived back in September they had some problems with the lights in the big bathroom. Basically the upstairs neighbor had some water pipes problems and it ended damaging the ceiling, the walls and the lights of my family's house :/. So for a month and a half I've been taking a shower with candle lights but my family have been dealing with this since August.
This week the man FINALLY came to fix the lights and guys I kid you not, I was so used to taking a shower with candles that when I finally turned on the lights it was mind blowing haha.
I think the best solution would be to have windows in your bathroom but then again it would only be useful during the day hehe.


Things that make you go huuummm! #13

EN: Things I love... NOODLES! Last month I went to two buffet (Chinese/Japanese/Thai) restaurants aawwwwrrrggaaahhhh noodles! I normally eat it with chicken or shrimp/prawns.



Happy Halloween

EN: Oh and it's that time of the year again that I love but this year I won't be participating.
My family over in the U.K. doesn't really celebrate it and my cousin even told me that there are people that put a note on their door so that other people (kids and what not) don't go there knocking for some candy.
Maybe next year I will be able to go to some party or something. In the mean time Happy Halloween!
Are any of you celebrating Halloween? Are you going to dress up?


Natalie Portman on the cover of ELLE UK - November 2013

EN: Natalie Portman (or Natalie Hershlag, that's her real surname) is on the cover of the November issue of ELLE UK. I spent the whole month looking at the magazine, "to buy, or not to buy?" and yesterday as I passed next to the magazine stand at Tesco I noticed something that I didn't read before on the cover "Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston get personal" I was like doing double takes... what is this all about? I GOTZ TO HAVE YA NOW! Oh f.i.y. I'm a big fan of Tom Hiddleston.
So basically Tom is the one that interviews Natalie. Tom and Natalie have worked together in the movie Thor and today is the premiere of the second Thor movie "The Dark World". Tom plays Loki Thor's "adopted" evil brother and Natalie plays Jane, Thor's girlfriend. All in all it was a good interview, good job Tom!
And as a little bonus, there is also a interview with Tom in the magazine, yeah!


Musical Friday #123

EN: And there goes another week. I've been in London for a month now and things are not getting any better :S. Starting to question myself a lot. I just want a freaking job!

Big Sean - Fire


Outfit #14 - London Days

Outfit #14

Lareida white long sleeve top, $110 / Zara coat / Forever New jeans, $58 / Acne Studios black leather boots / The Cambridge Satchel Company leather bag / Topshop midi ring / Silver ring, $5.74 / Wrap shawl / Victoria's Secret lips makeup / Essie nail polish, $26

EN: Hello Bananas!
Lately I've been having a bit of a blogger-block, by that I mean I don't know what to Blog or talk about sometimes over here. And the fact that I don't have my own laptop doesn't make things any easier, I can't properly settle down  on someone else's computer/laptop. Plus add to the equation the fact that I'm still looking for a job, I've sent a bunch of CVs and now I'm waiting for answers, in the mean time some have replied saying no. 
Anyways I made today I little outfit post, it's basically what I've been wearing over here in London on a everyday basis. The days are getting colder but still bearable. Jeans and a simple shirt, my pistol boots (or sneakers for a fast passe day), a light scarf, a black bag, lately I've been loving dark blue nail polish, my makeup as been very minimal but I always put something on my lips, my jewelry is also very minimal aaaannnddd to top it all of my lovely Zara coat.
Before I left Portugal I managed to buy a Zara coat that I was eyeing for some weeks. And thank God I bought it because in Portugal was 59€ but over here in the U.K. is £79. Oh yeah Zara is expensive over here in the U.K., I didn't go very often to Zara while in PT and now I don't think I can afford it over here, although they have aaammaaaazing coats, jackets, shoes, bags and accessories.
Anyways that is all for now. Wish me luck!

I do not own the copyrights of these pictures. The Collage was made via Polyvore website.


Musical Friday #122

EN: Another week as passed and I'm still waiting for any jobs replies.... *sigh*.
Who knew that even to work at a store it was such a hassle. Plus I was sick this week, I guess I caught whatever my little cousin had, oh boy!

G-Dragon - Crooked


Haul | Boots Haul

EN: On my second week in London I went to Boots, which is a drugstore very popular here in the U.K.. I had to buy some beauty essentials that I need it because I didn't bring with me from Portugal. I basically bought products that I was already familiar with, maybe next time I have to re-buy anything I will try a different brand but like they say "If it works, why change?". Would you like to see a review of anything in expecific?
Hope you enjoy it!

Products Mentioned:
- Nivea Daily Essentials Extra Gentle Eye Make Up Remover £3.49
- Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Wash Gel for Normal & Combination Skin £2.59
- Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Cleasing Wiped for Normal & Combination Skin £1.99
- Nivea Rich Moisturizer £3.75
- TRESemmé Salon Sleek Straightening Spray with Argan Oil £4.99
- TRESemmé Split Remedy Sealing Serum £5.69
- TRESemmé Salon Smooth Serum with Argan Oil £4.89
- TRESemmé Instant Refresh Radiance Dry Shampoo Translucent Formula £2.99
- Garnier Hand Cream Intensive 7 Days Mango £2.00
- L'oreal Elnett Satin Hair Spray (normal strength) £2.50
- Maybelline N.Y. Forever Strong Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour Topcoat nail polish £2.04
- Real Techniques Expert Face Brush £9.99

This picture was taken and belongs to Me/Karen U..


Musical Friday #121

EN: Since I arrived to London, I think that today was the first day that rained all day long. Ah good old typical British weather.
Other than that not much has happened, I still don't have a job, I'm still waiting for replies from the places.
Wish me luck guys :)!

Kelly Rowland - Dirty Laundry


London | STOMP

EN:  I'm going to try and do a new segment on my Blog. Since I'm living in London and every now and then I visit new places, I thought I might as well share it with you. So these type of posts will be named "London | (the name of the place or show)". Let me know if you would like more of these kind of posts.
I will start with a show that I watched on my second day in London, it was STOMP! I've known about STOMP for years but this was the first time that I actually saw them perform live. A friend of mine had some tickets because some else gave them to her, so the four of us went to see it. The show was at the Ambassadors Theatre located in West Street (WC2H 9ND), the place is about 100 years old and the closest Underground stations are Leicester Square or Covent Garden. 
If I'm not mistaken the show started at 20:00 and it was about an hour and 40 minutes, it was a very small venue and we weren't aloud to film or take pictures, so I'm very sorry I don't have anything to show you but I can tell you that it was AMAZING! 
While I lived in Prague I lived with a ballet dancer, so I know that she had to train/rehearsal almost everyday and then even perform at night the same day so I can only imagine how many hours they have to rehearsal per day, they probably have different casts, so is not always the same group performing every night.
The show was mind blowing for me and the fact that they make music out of ANYTHING, literally anything, from a bag, a box of matches, (cigarette) lighter, newspapers, garbage cans, tubes, brooms, etc etc. And the amount of energy that they have... I want to know what do they eat that gives them so much energy! 
Sometimes the audience "participated" in the show, and by this I mean that we imitated their claps... yeah my hands kinda hurt in the end, so avoid having many rings on your hands haha.
Oh and also, avoid the front row (the closest to the stage) because you might end up taking a shower. There was one part of the show that they use water and there was a moment of SPLASH ssoooo yeah, the people sitting in the front row most likely got wet.
Honestly I wouldn't mind watching it again, if things go well for me I might even go again. The ticket prices go from £20 to £55. As a souvenir I bought some pins.


Musical Friday #120

EN: I spent the week in pain because of my wisdom tooth. Like the little unlucky situation weren't enough during the weekend my gum around my wisdom started to swell and then it got to a point that I couldn't swallow my food properly :S.
So since the last thing I wanted to do was go to a Dentist, not because I'm afraid but because I didn't want to spend money, I don't have a job yet and I have to save the money that I have. In the days that followed I took Paracetamol and gargled some warm water with salt and it actually helped. 
Right now I'm a lot better, I can eat, talk, swallow normally, I just have a little "numbness" right at the back. I guess the wisdom tooth decided to grow a bit so it kind move the teeth in from of him just a little bit. 
But as soon as I get a job I'm going to the Dentist and I've heard that they are not cheap over here (are they ever?).

Britney Spears - Work Bitch - New


Movie List #1

EN: I'm excited for the next couple of months because there is a bunch of movies that I want to watch. Do you go watch a movie (in the cinema) because of the actors that are in it, the story line or because of the Director? For me it's a little bit of each really, so you will see a pattern on my movie choices because of the actors in it. 
What movies are you looking forwards to watch?

P.S.: The release movie dates are all for the U.K..


Hello October

EN: So what do you know... October is here and so is autumn. As you probably know by now, I'm in London so is definitely a bit more cold over here than it is in Portugal but still is bearable. As I settle in I realize I need some things here and there, mainly some good boots for the rainy cold days. I have some sneakers and some high heels boots and other shoes but since I like to walk fast I need something more practical.  
I'm looking forwards for Halloween, although I don't know if I will go to any party or even if I can go but the funny thing is when we were still in September you could already see shops selling things for Christmas, the trees and decorations as well as Christmasy jumpers, etc... Oh Lord, I can't deal with all of this, I do not have the biggest Christmas spirit.
I'm hoping that October becomes a great month because for the last 2 weeks I had a lot of unlucky situations, the last one was my wisdom tooth that decided to star hurting me... really now? @_@ bah!


Musical Friday #119

EN: Salutations from Great Britain!
Oh guys what a journey! I've been here for a week now, and in case you didn't know I don't have a laptop so I have to use my cousin's one.
Let me take you back to last Wednesday (18th of Sept.). I woke up early in the morning and went to the hairdresser to cut my hair. At the beginning I thought that the man did a fairly good job but now I'm seeing waayyy to many layers for my taste -__-. After that I spent the rest of the day at home packing the rest of my little stuff till 2:00AM uuuffffff.
On the 19th, the day of my journey I woke up at 7:30AM, got ready and left my house at around 9:30AM and I still had to buy some bag lockers because I couldn't find any of the 3 that I have -_-. So I bought that and a bag-belt. Once we were at the airport and I did my check-in and after a bit I went to the waiting room. So we had to take a bus to get to our plane and once we were in the bus we went to our plane, stayed there 30 seconds and then went back to where we were... WTF? Then the Lady said that the airplane didn't have any cabin crew. After 3 minutes we went back to the airplane and that's when I noticed.... there were like four to five babies in the plane... UUUWWWHHAATTT????? And 3 of them were close to me.... Lord have mercy.....
After like 3 hours flying we had to stay in the air for half an hour and my ears couldn't deal with it anymore.
So after we landed, I picked up my bag aaaaaand guess what? It was damaged, it was ripped on the side. Luckily since I worked for a airline in the past I knew exactly what to do. So I went to the counter and filled a paper and they gave me a new bag straight away, I was quite surprised. My bag was from Vaag, light blue, medium size, I bought it in 2010 but I never used it, this was the bag's first journey ever :S. They gave me a bigger bag in black, so I went to a corner to transfer all my stuff to the new bag and I had to leave my blue bag behind since I was going home by train and not by car.
After I left the bag area, the first thing I did was to go to Costa Coffee - ooohhh I've missed you so much - got a Cappucino and then went to the Underground. At one point in my journey I had to chain trains and as I getting out of the train my small pink trolley handle (the one that goes up and down) BROKE! OMG are the Gods of the Bags against me today? But I did manage to get home, bless the two gentleman that helped me carry my new massive black bag up the stairs.
On Friday I spent most of my day unpacking and at night a friend of mine invited me and my cousin to go watch the show STOMP. It was sooooo good! Unfortunately we were aloud to take photos.
On the next day I went to visit another cousin of mine and stupid little Karen forgot to "bip" her Oyster card (travel card) on the machine and of course that day the train was full of security guys and I got a £40 fine, FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
Oh well, other than that, I've been at home, starting to apply for jobs and etc... so I will leave you with some music now.

Iggy Azalea - Change Your Life feat. T.I. - New


Musical Sunday #118

EN: Hello Bananas!
Uufff these last 3 days were pretty full for me! Starting off with Friday I had dinner with some of my friends - oh I should remind you guys this was on a Friday 13th - we were suppose to go to a Chinese restaurant but it was closed for construction so we went to a Japanese restaurant - okei no problem - when we arrive there we sat down for a bit and then got up to get our food - because it was a buffet - when I was walking back to my seat I noticed that my left foot was felling a bit loose, I was wearing about 10cm high heels sandals and when I looked down the strap over my toes it came off o_O O.M.F. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! LUCKILY I'm a bit of a MacGyver/Mary Poppins type of the girl and that night I had my camera with me. And since my camera is kinda of broken I have to use tape and elastic around the battery area, I took those things off and used it on my sandals, of course there weren't good as new but I managed to survive.
On Saturday I went to the beach with another friend of mine. The weather was looking pretty dodgy in the morning and also we missed the 11:00AM boat so we had to wait for the next one at 12:00PM but things got better when the sky cleared up and the sky was all nice and blue. We went to the a beach called Tróia. I've been going there since I was a child but lately it has become a bit of an expensive beach to go to because of the boat ride. It's a great beach, specially now that they cleaned it up, have new hotels etc... but for some reason yesterday it was full of jellyfishes, I haven't seen jellyfishes on that beach for ages now, so I had to be very careful. Anyways it was great to catch some last rays of sun and get a bit more tanned. The picture/GIF above expresses my sadness because I can't go to the beach now for a big fat while.
Today I went with some friends to visit some other friends of ours and their baby daughter, we spent the evening catching up and eating butt loads and watching  a movie :P.
These last 3 days were filled with goodbyes and "see you laters".
Four more days till D day.

Lorde - Tennis Court


Busy times ahead...

EN: I know... I know I haven't been the best Blogger in the world... but was I ever? HAHA NOT!
Some of you may already know this but a week from now I'm flying to London, I've been saying this for the last month or so. 
I haven't been able to sit and focus and do a proper Blog post in a while. And I know... I know there are tones of Bloggers out there that manage to study+work+be a wife+be a mother+1000 things and still do a blog post on a daily basis but that's them and this is me.
I've been dealing with my shiz making sure I don't forget to do anything before I leave, I even made a list of "things to do", no joke because my memory is getting that bad.
Other than that I'm starting my goodbye season for the 85582877 time. My friend are probably tired of me leaving the country (because I lived abroad 3 times) and going like "How many times is she going to do this again?" haha.
In any case I'm a bit more active on other social medias like Tumblr, Pinterest and my Facebook Fan Page. My Twitter is mostly links of things that I post on those websites and videos that I like on Youtube. And speaking of Youtube yeah that is on stand-by as well. I'm trying to see if I'm able to film a couple of videos before I go.
OH want to know something funny... that actually is not funny... I don't have a laptop... sooo I don't know how am I going to blog once I'm there. Where I'm staying they have a computer buuut it's not the same you know? I'll figure something out, if things go well I will buy a new laptop once I'm there. Although I don't fancy the English keyboard, because the signs are in different positions and others that are part of the Portuguese vocabulary I have to figure it out where they are -_-. Any suggestions of good laptops (no Mac/Apple stuff please).
Well that is all for now... I will see you tomorrow.


Things that make you go huuummm! #12

EN: I don't know about you but there are days that I just want a BIG FAT JUICE BURGER! Most of the time I end up eating burgers from Mac Donalds or Burger King but the ones that I love are the ones that I normally eat in the U.K. in one of those Pub/Restaurant places aaaahhhhh they are sooooo goooood.
Can't wait to eat them again. Oops there goes my diet haha!

PT: Eu não sei como é para vocês mas eu de vez enquando tenho dias em que me apetece um HAMBÚRGUER GRANDE e SOCULENTO! Na maior parte das vezes, principalmente em Portugal, acabo por ir ao Mac Donalds ou o Burger King mas os hambúrguers que eu adoro são aqueles que encontro em certos restaurantes/pubs no Reino Unido, aaaahhhhh eles são tããão booons.
Mal posso esperar para poder come-los outra vez. Uups lá se vai a minha "dieta" haha!


Musical Friday #117

EN: Hello Bananas! This was rather calm week. I did go to the cinema and saw Elysium featuring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, it was pretty good with a ending that I was not expecting.
Oh I took a look at some shops and OMG, there is a Black coat in ZARA that... UNF... is making me day dream about it all the time! I'm still contemplating if I'm going to buy it or not because I'm sort of on a money ban, saving for London and all but at the same time it such a cool coat and a girl can never have too many winter coats while living in London, am I right? Plus it's cheaper for me to buy it here than in the U.K.. Surprised? We in Portugal complain about the fact that out there so many things are more expensive than in Portugal, well in case you didn't know ZARA is cheaper in Portugal than it is in the U.K., also Pull and Bear and Bershka.
Other than that the countdown continues and I'm two weeks away of flying to London. EEEEEEKKKKK! >.<

Conor Maynard - R U Crazy - New


Empties | Products I've used up #3

EN: Hello Bananas! Today I have for you my third Empties video. I have uploaded it a while ago on my channel but apparently I forgot to share it here on my Blog with you. So here it is!

PT: Olá Bananas! Para vocês, hoje tenho o meu terceiro video de produtos que já acabei/terminei. Eu fiz o upload do video no meu canal já faz um tempinho mas esqueci-me de partilhar convosco aqui no Blog. Por isso aqui está.
Caso tenham dificuldade em entender Inglês por baixo da fotografia tem um pequeno resumo de cada produto em Português.

Empties #3

Mentioned Products / Produtos Mencionados:

1 - Eldena Avocado Oil Vitamin E body lotion (for normal skin) / Leite Corporal com óleo de Abacate e Vitamine E da Eldena (para peles normais) - Para mim usar este creme foi a mesma coisa que nada. Como tenho a pele seca (principalmente nas pernas) e como o creme é para peles normais, logo é mais que óbvio que isto não iria dar resultado. Prefiro mil vez um outro creme da Eldena com Óleo de Amêndoas doces e Vitamina E.
2 - Neal's Yard Remedies - Rehydrating Rose, Daily Moisture (Nurtures and Replenishes - for normal skin) / Neal's Yard Remedies - Reidratação de Rosa, (Nutre e Repõe - para peles normais) - Este creme veio com uma revista da Marie Claire no ano passado (no Reino Unido). Eu não me lembro se a embalagem era suposto ser uma amostra ou tamanho real mas a relação produto-embalagem é um pouco má. A formula é muito líquida e sempre que abria tinha que ter cuidado e abanar o frasco um pouco ao contrário porque se não saía creme por todo o lado e era um desperdício. Para além que mais uma vez não me dei bem com o creme porque é para peles normais e eu tenho uma pele mais para o oleosa (na zona T). E AH este creme tem um forte cheiro a flores, eu pessoalmente não sou grande fã produtos com cheiros a flores principalmente para a cara.
3 - Adidas Deodorant  / Desodorizante da Adidas - Que posso dizer... faz o trabalho que tem  a fazer e gostei.
4 - Oriflame Perfume "Eclipse" / Perfume da Oriflame "Eclipse" - Este perfume foi a minha mãe que me ofereceu, eu não sou muito boa a descrever cheiro (que não sejam daqueles óbvios, coco, baunilha, etc...) mas era leve e fresco e não muito adocicado.
5 - Sephora Perfume Coconut scent / Perfume da Sephora com cheiro a Coco - Ehpah... adoro. Eu adoro cheiro de coco e o facto de que o fresco é pequeno torna-se fácil de levar na mala. Mas admito que para a relação produto-preço acho queee anda um pouco caro de mais para o que é.
6 - Johnson's Gentle Eye-Makeup Remover (for all skin types) / Desmaquilhante para os olhos da Johnson's (para todo o tipo de pele) - Bem eu ainda não experimentei muitos desmaquilhantes para olhos na vida, este da Johnson's é bom mas sei que existem melhores. O frasco continha dois líquidos um roxo e outro transparente por isso tínhamos de agitar antes de usar. Posso dizer que nunca irritou-me os olhos.
7 - Nivea Calming Facial Cleansing Water (for dry and sensitive skin) / Água de Limpeza Facial Acalmante da Nivea (para peles secas e sensíveis) - Eu comprei iste pensando que era para peles normais a oleosas mas afinal é para peles secas e sensíveis. Comprei isto quando ainda andava por Praga (2011) daí as palavras estarem escritas em checo maso  engraçado é que me dava bem com ele apesar de não ser para o meu tipo de pele.
8 - Nivea Makeup Remover Wipes / Toalhitas Desmaquilhantes da Nivea - Eu normalmente quando tiro a maquilhagem uso uma toalhita juntamente com creme para tirar a maquilhagem. Mas no dia que uso um look mas leve, às vezes só com pó compacto e corrector uso só a toalhita e as da marca Nivea são das minha favoritas.
9 - Percy & Reed Shampoo & Conditioner / Champô e Amaciador do Percy & Reed - Aiaiaiaiaiiaiai fiquei tão triste quando este produtos acabaram. Mais uma vez quando estava em Londres no ano passado houve uma edição da revista Glamour que vinha com este produtos como oferta. Só trazia um produto por revista (no total eram 4) e eu comprei duas, uma com o Champô e outra com o Amaciador. Escusado será dizer que só usava este produtos em dias especiais (haha), com o cabelo longo que tenho iria acabar com eles num instante. O Champô só por si não era suficiente para lavar o meu cabelo, por isso tinha que usar um outro champô primeiro e depois usava o do Percy & Reed mas já o Amaciador usava só aquele. E o resultado era mais ou menos o seguinte, o meu cabelo é complicado e quando usava este produtos eu esticava sempre o cabelo mas sentia que se deixa-se o cabelo secar ao natural iria ficar estranho mas depois de esticar sentia o cabelo super leve e ficava com um cheirinho que durava dois dias.
Daquilo que me lembro o Percy & Reed são cabeleireiros no Reino Unido de maneiras queeeee os produtos deles não são propriamente baratos. Se não me engano este Champô e Amaciador rondam as 10 Libras CADA!

This picture was taken and belongs to Me/Karen U..


Hello September

EN: Hello Bananas and Hello September!
You know Autumn/Fall is coming when you start seeing a bunch of Autumn leaves, warm drinks and Halloween pictures on Tumblr and Pinterest.
I am now 18 days away of flying to London. I've been waiting for the longest time to return to London (basically since I arrived to Portugal in June 2012) and I thought that this day would never come and now that I'm two weeks and half away it's like, "What? I'm going to London in 18 days? UWhat?", it hasn't 100% sunk into my brain.
In the mean time, I've been doing my things here and there and still have a few things to do, one of them is to cut my hair... again. Back in May I went to the hairdresser and it was the same as not going. A couple of weeks later my hair was all dry, with split ends and I didn't even blow dried my hair or used the straighter. For the last year I have been avoiding them and this Summer I barely ever used them. So now it's time to try a new hairdresser... again ... -_-. Sometimes I think about cutting my hair like should length but then naaahhh I'm not ready for that.
Fashion wise, I'm all about black! I can't wait to put my hands on my black jeans that I left in London and rip them. Oohhh and my black pistol boots, I have missed them soooo much! I already have my eyes on some more black boots, YES Miss Selfridge I'm talking to you!
That is all for now. Whar are you most excited for the month of September?


Musical Friday #116

EN: Hello Bananas!
It feels like Blogger is mocking me or something. Since last year I'm not able to access a certain part of Blogger where I can see all the Blogs that I follow and unfollow them if I wanted to. And now lately when I try to add photos for my posts either via a URL or just upload them directly to the post, they don't show up and the white board just stays open...so I have to close the post and re-open in order to add the photos... Jesus Christ!
And it just sucks that there is no one that I can contact about this. There is no direct email or phone number (that I know of) in order to complain and get it fixed. There is indeed a Google Forum but that thing for me is 99.9% useless. A few months ago when I tried to join Google AdSense, I got rejected mainly because of my URL. So there was no place for me to put the URL of my Blog so Google AdSense automatically uses my oooold URL, so of course I got a massage saying something like "this Blog doesn't exists" -_-, "would you like to try again?", yeah sure problem is again there is no place to add my current Blog URL... BAH!
Seriously Blogger... GET IT SORTED!

Franz Ferdinand - Right Action


New Blog Banner

Openng My Mind_Capture

EN: Hello Bananas!
So the other day I was eeeexxxtreeeemely bored so I decided to play around with those free "photoshop" websites and edit a photo of mine plus create a new Blog Banner.
It's a bit hard (for me) to match the type of font that Blogger offers you with other fonts that those "photoshop" website have. A few months ago I changed the title font of the posts (and the dates, subtitles, etc) and the other day I realized "wait a minute this doesn't match" - referring to my previous banner -, so luckly I found a font at Befunky.com that kinda matched with what was going on, on my Blog already.
In the mean time, I took a photo of mine and edited and now it's like multi-coloured.
So what do you think about it?

PT: Olá Bananas!
Bem no outro dia estava mega aborrecida sem nada para fazer e então resolvi fazer um novo Banner para o meu Blog e editar uma foto com aqueles websites com "photoshop" gratuito.
É um pouco complicado (para mim) combinar o tipo de fonte que o Blogger proporciona com fontes daqueles websites de "photoshop" tem. À uns meses atrás eu mudei a fonte dos títulos dos posts (e datas, legendas e afins) mas no outro dia reparei que "pera aí, isto não combina nada" - isto com o banner que tinha anteriormente -, por sorte encontrei uma fonte no Befunky.com  que era um pouco parecida com a que tinha aqui no Blog.
Entretanto também decidi editar uma foto minha e ficou assim com um efeito multi-cores.
Gostam do novo Banner do Blog? 


This picture was taken and belongs to Me/Karen U..
The Banner was created by Me/Karen U.


Nails Inc. London swatches: Power Pink


EN: Hello Bananas.
So today I have another nail polish show-off for you. It's a Nail Inc. London nail polish and the name of the colour is "Power Pink", although for me it doesn't necessarily looks like pink, for me it's more on the Lilac side. The bottle of this nail polish is a little bit diferent because it's written InStyle on the front of it. This is because this nail polish came with a magazine called InStyle. They had 3 options, this "Power Pink", a pastel light blue and then either a pastel peachy or a pastel yellow I can't remember. 
In case you don't know, in the U.K., Nails Inc. London nail polishes go from £11 to £14 individually (the least) and the magazine costs about £3.80, so it was a deal that I couldn't let it pass. Right?
Much like my other Nails. Inc. London nail polishes, the application is great, very smooth, it looks better with two coats and the durability like I always say, it will depend of your Topcoat and how much you touch water, but I reckon this one can go till 3 to 4 days intact. For the Topcoat I used Catrice "Quick Dry & High Shine".And for a bit of change, I applied some loose glitter that I have on my ring finger. 
What do you think of the end result?


Musical Friday #115

EN: Hello Bananas!
OMG... I'm about to loose my nose. Today has been one of those days that I spent sneezing and my nose turned into a faucet. I can't deal with this stuff anymore. I curse the day that I slept at my aunt's house back in 2011, since then my nose has never been the same again -_-. Yes I have been to the Doctor, I took some pills, I was fine for a few weeks but then it came back. I'm scrwed for life.
In other news... I bought my ticket to London weeeeeeeeee. I'm so excited. Let the countdown begin!

Lady Gaga - Applause - New - Mother Monster is back!


Some people read the Newspaper in the morning... I read Blogs #5

EN: Hello Bananas! Today I will share with you some of the Fashion Blogs that I follow.

PT: Olá Bananas! Hoje irei partilhar convosco alguns Blogs de Moda que eu sigo.

Karla Deras from Karla's Closet, from what I know she lives in the USA.


Wishlist #3

Wishlist #3

EN: Hello Bananas!
Here in Portugal we are still full-on Summer. Last year Fall/Autumn only starter creeping in mid-October, I have no idea how is going to be this year but anyways by that time I will be in London so things might be different over there.
Although it's crazy hot here, the Autumn/Winter Collections are already popping in stores and all I want now it's black clothes... well actually, all year long I want black clothes but when you live in a hot country with temperatures from 30º to 40º C degrees, it is hard to walk around dressed in black, it's kind of a suicidal mission.

PT: Olá Bananas!
Se vocês vivem em Portugal sabem muito bem que o Verão está longe de acabar. No ano passado o Outono só começou lá para meio de Outubro, não sei como será este ano mas até lá de qualquer das formas estarei em Londres por isso as coisas provavelmente vão ser um pouco diferentes por lá.
Embora esteja uma braza por aqui, as colecções de Outuno/Inverno já começam a aparecer nas lojas e tudo o que eu quero agora é roupa preta... bem eu na verdade quero roupa preta o ano inteiro mas quando se vive numa terra com temperaturas entre 30º a 40º C graus, é um pouco complicado andar por aí com roupa preta, é uma missão suícida.

I do not own the copyrights of these pictures. The Collage was made via Polyvore website.
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