Friday, October 13, 2017

Teachers Advice For Parents


A few months back, in a school gathering, teachers greeted us parents with coffee, a croissant, and this beautiful note. 

When I read it I immediately felt content, and confident in that my kids were going to the right school. The note is in Spanish but I hope I will try to translate it as accurately as possible. It goes like this...



When Educating Our Children, All Exaggeration is Negative


Answer them, don't inform them.
Protect them, do not suffocate them.
Help them, do not do everything for them.
Love them, do not idolize them.
Walk by their side, don't carry them.
Show him the danger, don't frighten him.
Include them, don't cut them off.
Encourage them to dream big, don't discard their hopes and ideas.
Don't demand perfection, ask them to be good and show by example.
Don't lavish all your love to them, surround them with love.
Don't just say "go do your homework", provide a study environment.
Don't build a Castle for them, live naturally.
Don't tell her how or what they should be, be who you want them to be. 
Don't live for them, live with them.
Remember, your children don't listen to you, they observe you...


I thought I'd share this because as a parent I feel that I need these reminders from time to time. Do you? Thoughts? Comments? Let me know what you think. 


P.S. If you would like to read more about this particular subject. Read this article from The Guardian, it's a good one! 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

This and That...Thoughts on Fall Coziness & Building Resilience



Since the majority of you, my northern hemisphere friends, are getting into Fall and Winter I thought I'd transmit my love for the colder months to you before we get into full Spring mode in Argentina, which leads to my dreaded season, summer!

I also talked about the importance of building resilience and how to go about it. Hope you enjoy the video.

Alina









































Saturday, September 30, 2017

Getting Ready For A Business Meeting



Hello! Just a quick note to let you know that I had a meeting this past week, and since I'm all about those Chubby Sticks by Clinique, I decided to film a video showing my quick and easy "Business Face".

I hope you like it!

Thank you for watching!


Alina


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fast Makeup: Clinique Chubby Sticks



Ever since I heard Lily Pebbles talk about her highlighter I wanted to give it a try . I did, and it's been my solution in the highlighting department. It's quick, easy, and I really feel like I've found makeup that facilitates the application process. 

This vlog shows behind the scenes of the day I bought these Clinique products, and the first time I applied them. 

There's also cake, window shopping, and a mini haul.

See you there! 





P.S.  I'm curious to know, what quick and easy makeup products would you recommend?



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Autumn & Winter Lookbook



What is your "uniform"? Do you have one? I do! I have a few uniforms on rotation per season. 



Once I feel comfortable in an outfit that I really like, I wear it over and over again. This comes particularly handy for the school run.





















Coats are included and also tea, of course...



I hope you like this short video with some winter and fall inspiration. My uniforms and most worn outfits of the season.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

About Short Hair & A Lip Combo







Have you ever went to the hairdresser, without a hair appointment, to see if by any minuscule chance, he could squeeze you into his busy schedule? And then he unbelievably did have a free spot for you, and then he cut your hair a bit shorter than you expected but really loved it in the end?

Well, that happened to me this past Friday. So obviously I decided to film a video. I had to show you my new hair properly, of course! 

In this video I also talk about something that makes me mad, which is when women feel like they have to leave their hair long to "agree" with the men in their lives (kids, husbands, etc.) 

There's also a lip combo that I like, and four empties that I will be repurchasing soon. 

I hope you like it!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

When Life Gives You Lemons...Do Yoga


What are your full proof resources to make you feel good, change your energy, turn a bad day into a good one? Flowers? Coffee? Tea? Hygge

I have a few tricks up my sleeve (all of the above included) but the most effective one is doing Yoga. More specifically Yoga With Adriene 

I find that the days where I need it the most are the days when I slack and end up finding excuses not to get on the mat. But once in a while, I'm able to "find what feels good" and do my Yoga, no matter what, which changes my day for the better. 

What's your favorite "feel good" workout?

*Watch the video here


Friday, September 1, 2017

A Luxurious Shower Oil. French Skincare.




It's been a while since I've been pleasantly surprised by a skincare product. This shower oil by L'Occitane is la crème de la crème shower gels wise.

Have you ever tried it?



There's more than meets the eye in this video -behind the scenes included- enjoy!