Monday, July 31, 2017

My Idea Of Fun Involves Nail Polish





I've been known for my obsession inclination towards nail polish. Let's be honest here, basically my eyes go straight to a nicely manicured hand whenever I spot one. 

When it comes to fashion and beauty, that's one of the first things I notice in women, even before makeup or clothes! Having said that, my nails are not always well groomed, (not even close) but I do try...

Some of my favorites: 













Apparently this is what I choose to do when the opportunity to enjoy a free afternoon knocks on my door. 


  1. Film a video
  2. Organize my nail polish box.


The result is in the following video






What's your favorite color?


P.S. Favorite Nail Polish Picks, & Malbec Nails 






Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Trick To Make Your Flowers Last Longer



I recently learned this trick from a Japanese lady who owns the cutest flower shop in my neighborhood.

I still haven't decided what I like more her or her shop. She is so lovely and nice. She even got my boys to happily carry the bags for me, which obviously makes for excellent customer service! "These big boys can help mom, she said" And they did!! Love her.





So here's what she said:


  1. Replace water daily
  2. Only fill the vase to a quarter or a third of its capacity
  3. Cut off stem ends daily (just a little bit)
  4. Cooler temperature and shade are always better than heat and direct sunlight


If you want to see yours truly perform this daily routine have a watch! They do last a week!


Monday, July 24, 2017

A Four Minute Stroll Around Buenos Aires






















Hi!  I had this footage of Buenos Aires stored in my computer from when I went to get the hardware for my handbags and decided that it would be a great way for you to see what it's like down here in the Southern Hemisphere!

I hope you like it. 


Alina

Monday, July 17, 2017

Liquid Eyeliner: It's a Learning Curve.



This past week I decided to wear liquid eyeliner. What a commitment! Maybelline's Master Precise had been waiting patiently in my makeup bag for a while and I had used it only once (watch the video here at minute 4:30) with not the best results. So I thought I'd give it a second chance.

The brush tip was really helpful but I definitely need more practice! Quite a tricky business this liquid eyeliner thing. All in all I really liked the effect and was surprised at how it stays put throughout the day. Definitely will be wearing this one more often. 

Are you a cat eye aficionado? 



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Benefits of Gratitude



Did you know that practicing gratitude regularly is good for you?

Every time you are grateful -it could be for the simplest of things, like the tree I encountered a few months ago which was in full bloom!- you are contributing to your well being

Isn't it so interesting that there are psychological and physical benefits linked to gratitude? Better sleep, reduced stress, and lower blood pressure to name a few.  



In this video you will see why I made a point of teaching my kids to be grateful and what simple exercises we can do to obtain all the goodness gratitude has to offer! 

Thank you for watching! (See what I'm doing? I'm basically being selfish.)



Saturday, July 8, 2017

When Life Gives You Lemons...


























Hello! I've been off line for a while, and here's the reason why. You know what? Life happens and I hope that if somebody is going through a similar situation, he or she can feel that they are not alone and that this will pass too.

After all " Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it" Now I'm back and it's time to make lemonade. 





Alina