Thursday, November 16, 2017

Caudalie Gems







































When I filmed this Caudalie Haul I said I would review every item bought. 

Time went by and now it's time to let you know about my favorite ones. I always thought an Empties Video was the best way to learn from really good products. So that's what I did. I filmed an empties video. The eye cream by Caudalie is long gone, but it remains one of my favorites.

I hope you enjoy today's video!  







































What's your favorite product from Caudalie? Have you ever tried this brand?










Monday, November 13, 2017

The Argentinian Gaucho-Inspired Runway




For my Argentine Series video I broke down the gaucho style and its influence on global fashion design.

These Donna Karen gaucho pants (above) are the perfect combination of comfort and style. Do you own a pair of trousers like that? I would recommend them. 




Espadrilles come from our gauchos as well! Who knew that the shoes everybody wears here at least once in a lifetime would become so stylish.


And then, my personal favorite: Handbags. Behold! The Gaucho Saddle Bag by Christian Dior.

 

Below, the gaucho look in all its glory and on the runway. 


I like to think that the Gaucho style is approved by Vogue magazine and here's proof. Here's an article in Vogue from May of this year. It's safe to say that this trend is here to stay and that it's a style in and of itself. 




More about Polo sport, original Gauchos and fashion in today's video. Thank you for watching!

Do you like this style? Would you wear it? I definitely wear Ponchos here. 


Monday, November 6, 2017

Help! My Son's Jacket Fits Me Perfectly






































Have you ever felt like your kids have grown overnight? That happened to me this past week and I vlogged the moment I realized his jacket fits me to a tee. 

In this video you will also find a little of what goes on in my life when I'm not filming. Which is 99.8 percent of the time!

This week I filmed a video, bought shoes and went to lunch with a friend, which I completely forgot to vlog. I only remembered to turn on my cellphone (yes, I still vlog with my cellphone) once I went back into my car to go to a Leather Fair, which I did film. 



Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Argentine Women Beauty Series: Nails & Makeup.






































When it comes to makeup, women in Buenos Aires tend to keep up with the latest trends. However, every day makeup is a complete different story. There are certain do's and dont's that we instinctively follow.

The same goes for nails. Reds are definitely a go to color here but there are a few other shades that Porteñas (women born in Buenos Aires City) use on a regular basis.

If you are looking for some makeup and manicure inspiration, you may find it in Today's video!

Hasta la próximal! 






P.S. 10 Beauty Secrets of Argentine Women


Monday, October 30, 2017

The Importance of Your Morning Routine






































What's your morning routine? 

I was curious about Evan Carmichael's because in his book, Your One Word, he mentions how important it is for him to feel inspired every morning. So, I asked him, and then I got his video response in my inbox. Whaaat? Yes. How kind of him to take the time to film the answer!

In this video I tell you my school run morning routine and then he explains how he prepares for productive days every morning.

I hope you like it!


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Argentine Women Beauty Series. 10 Beauty Secrets of Argentine Women



First things first... did you know there's an Argentine Queen? We don't have royalty here, but she married a Prince so there you go. Life twists and turns I guess.

Although beauty is quite universal, I think every country has its common denominator when it comes to beauty and style. 

In these series, I will be sharing all about Argentine style and beauty. The Argentine Queen, Maxima of the Netherlands, and her hair, are a perfect example of the style that women here mostly ask for at the hair salon.  

I hope you like the video and the series. 

Alina

PS. Please share a beauty secret from your country of origin?  I'm very curious to know. Thanks! 


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ayurveda's Natural Remedy to Get Your Voice Back: Golden Milk.






I am lucky enough to have two best friends. One of them is a Licensed Nutritionist. The other one is an Agricultural Engineer. But, we are not talking about Analia, for now.

Karina, the nutritionist, came to the rescue, a couple of weeks back, when I had no trace of voice. Not a sound. NADA. I was communicating either through whispering (which by the way is so tiring!) or random hand gestures (not very effective either).

She told me to have a cup of curcuma (also known as turmeric) milk and go to bed. "You'll be fine tomorrow" she said. Which led me to believe that she was an extremely positive person given my condition at the moment.

So I drank it, went to bed, and the next morning, my voice was back. What?! YES!

In this video you'll hear more about my friend and also you'll learn how to make this magical milk.

Please share this, save it, or remember it. It could get your voice back one day... Thank you!

Alina

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Make It Happen























My YouTube, Facebook, Blogging, and Instagram friends are all cheering for me. My kids have been encouraging me quietly ever since I started babbling about my handbag business. As a matter of fact, my whole family has been patiently waiting for me to go for it. So you see... I really need, want, have to make this happen asap.

Although I've been under the weather this past week, and that's why this vlog was long over due, I feel like I'm getting my energy back now and I'm ready to roll. I'm ready to embrace uncertainty and plunge into the online handbag business world.  

In an unexpected turn of events, what once started as a fun project has turned into something that I need to accomplish, a challenge if you will.   

A giveaway and hopefully a proper handbag reveal video will be coming your way in the next few months so please stay tuned for that!

Lastly, if you are one of the encouraging people mentioned above, (chances are, if you are reading this, you are it!) please know that  your support means the world to me. Words are not enough to express the value of feeling reassured and appreciated.

Thank you! 


Alina