2016 - Year Balance

12:23 PM

Hello my dears how are you doing? 

The year is coming to an end an it's time to make a balance of the positive and negative things that happened in 2016.
It's also time to set my goals for the new year approaching. 

2016 was a god year for me, way better than 2015. I think I accomplished most of my goals for this year so I'm very happy for that.


Positive Points 

New Home

Yes, finally we have a bigger place for us, finally we have a place to call home without crazy neighbours screaming all night. Now we have enough space to receive our friends and family.
We still have lot to buy and decorate but we are getting there, one step at the time.


New Countries



This year I traveled a lot, Amsterdam, London, Lisbon, Barcelona, Brussels and Edinburgh were my choices for 2016 and I'm really glad I chose them. 
I have great memories from my trips and I had such a great time in all of them you can't even imagine. Traveling is becoming a real passion for me. 
Time to start planning my travels for 2017.



New Job

This year I was promoted and I started a new job in the same company. I really worked ward for that and it's great when your efforts are worth it. I'm really happy with my job now, I feel like I learn something new everyday. 

Charity 

This year I started doing something that I wanted for a long time, I started being the 'godmother' of a little girl from Angola. I pay a monthly fee and like that I'm insuring that she has food, education and heath care. The reason I do that is because I'm so grateful for everything I achieve that I think I should give something back to the community. I always had the financial and emotional support from my parents and family but unfortunately a lot of people don't.  


Sports 

I started BBG in May and I don't want to stop. It's so difficult to find time to do sports specially during the week but it's something I need to do. I also started walking from the train station to my office every morning instead of taking the bus. It's not always easy especially when it's -8 outside but I feel better after. 

Quality over Quantity

This year I decided that I had to be more careful with my choices. Buy less things but with more quality, I don't do impulsive buys anymore. I only buy something when I know I will use it a lot of times and I don't mind to pay more for it.


Negative Points 

Time

Time is the thing that I miss the most. I just don't have time for anything, I arrive home at 7 p.m, I prepare dinner, I eat, I call my parents, sometimes I watch one episode of one of my favourite tv shows and than I go to bed. Most of the times I fall asleep on the couch.
I'm always so tired at the end of the day.
 I need more time for my family and friends.
I also need more time to write here, It's something that I really like but most of the times I'm just to tired to do it. 

Distance 

It's really hard to be away from the people you love, most of my friends and family are in Portugal or spread around the world. Most of the times I feel like I'm failing as a friend and as a daughter because sometimes I'm not there when they need me. 
I need to spend more time with them and I need to be more available as well.
This year my cat died and I felt how hard it is to be far from home.

Disorganisation 

I need to be more organised. I need to learn how to manage my time.  I need to find time to clean my house, do my laundering, study, do my sports , blogging and spend time with my boyfriend. 
Believe me, that's my everyday struggle. 




I hope you had an amazing year as well and I wish you all a happy new year full of peace, love and welfare. 

X.O.
R.S.


Fashion

Zara Sales - My Favourite Pieces

5:00 PM

Hello my dears, how are you doing?
Today is my last day of holiday, however not everything is bad because Zara sales just started. 
Not in Luxembourg though, only in Portugal but fortunately I have my parent's address in Portugal and I can order everything I want. 
The prices in Portugal are always lower than Luxembourg even without sales. I'm in love with this gray coat for a long time and the price in Luxembourg is 129 € and in Portugal is 99,99€. Now with the sale the price dropped for 69.99 € so probably I will buy it. 
Besides that I also have my eyes in other pieces but I think I will wait until the prices dropped again because the difference is not so big now. 
I will leave my suggestions below and don't forget that we should invest in classic pieces during sales. We should not go crazy only because the prices are lower ( I know it's hard).



X.O.
R.S.

Travel

5# Tavel Memories - Christmas in Brussels

9:43 PM

Hello my dears, how are you?

I hope you had an amazing Christmas. 
I spent my Christmas in Brussels for the second time, and I had and great time with my family. Brussels is like a second home for me and it's one of my favourite cities. 
I went there on Friday and I returned to Luxembourg today but I wish I could stay there. 
It's always great to see my family again and spend more time with them because they mean the word to me. 
The city was beautiful than ever, I loved the Christmas decoration and the smell of fresh gaufres on the streets. 
I will be back soon!

What about you, how was your Christmas?


For more pictures follow me on Instagram - Here!!

X.O.
R.S.


Fashion

Sale alert - The Shoes

3:44 PM


Hello my Dears, how are you?
The Sale season just started and it's time to invest in some quality pieces. 
Quality shoes are always a good investment and if you can get them for half of the price it's even better right? 
Don't forget that it's always better to choose timeless pieces, things that you can use for more than one season. 
I made a selection of my favourite shoes for you, all of them have between 30% and 50% of discount. 
Run before it's to late!!!


1 - Gianvito Rossi 413 €
2- The Row 504€
3- Sam Edelman 71€
4- Nike 91€
5- Gianvito Rossi 378€
6- Isabel Marant 201€
7- Alexandre Birman 390 €
8- Aquazzura 345€
9- See by Chloe 295€

X.O.
R.S.

Travel

4# Travel Memories - Portugal

9:29 PM

Hello my dears, how are you?
Today I'll show a little bit more of my holidays in Portugal. 
I miss my country so much and it's always good to go back. We have sun, beach, nature, great food, great wine and great people. 
This time I wan't only in my home town, I spent some days in Lisbon, Sintra, Aveiro and I went to see the Douro region. I was really a tourist in my own country. 
I had a great time with my family and friends and the weather was amazing, I went in October and the average temperature was 22 degrees. 
It's not only about the sun the great food and the beach, Portugal is way more than that, we have a lot of amazing places to visit, amazing buildings, castles, palaces and museums. 



X.O.
R.S.

decor

Living Room Inspirations

4:34 PM

Hello my dears, how are you?
 I know that I already told you but I really need to decorate my living room, I need a new sofa, a new table, new decoration, I need everything new. 
I still don't know what to buy so I'm always looking for inspiration. 
I always loved neutral colours and that's what I'm planning to do, white and gray tones but I also want a pop of colour. 
This is one of my new year resolutions.
Do you have some suggestions for me? 












X.O.
R.S.

Beauty

Irresistible Me - Sapphire 8 in 1 Curler

12:33 PM

Hello my dears, how are you? 
Finally it's Saturday, my favourite day of the week and I'm so happy that I don't have to study this weekend. 
Today I will show you my early Christmas present from Irresistible Me.
Irresistible Me sells a lot of hair products like hair extensions, wigs and hair tools, but this complete curler was the product that drew my attention. 


The Sapphire 8 in 1 curler has 8 different ceramic barrels that you can change very easily.
I was looking for a product like this for a long time.  I have one curler with standard size but sometimes it's very difficult to create the look I want with only one curler. 
However I also din't want to buy different curlers of different sizes because I would end up spending a lot of money for the amount of times I would use it. 


Thats why I choose this hair wand curler, I have all the sizes I need in only one product, it's cheeper and I save a lot of space because I have a special heat-proof traveling pack where I can store all the different barrels.


You also have an heat-resistant glove included that it's perfect for me as I'm always burning myself when I do this kind of things.  


   Do you know the brand? 

Have a nice weekend!!!

X.O.
R.S.

Fashion

Gucci Belt

9:28 PM

Hello my dears how are you?
I'm so tired, I had an exhausting week, I had to study for an exam that I had today and honestly I think I will fail anyway. 
However not everything is bad, tomorrow is Friday and I'm always on vacation. 
Today I'm talking about belts, not any belt of course, the Gucci belt. 
If some years ago I the idea of having a belt with a logo was horrible for me, now I'm starting to like a lot. 
Probably because it's trendy and everyone is using it. 


I know that this was already a trend but now is back again, it started with Hermes and now it's time for Gucci. 
All fashion lovers have one and it's perfect if you want to buy a luxurious item but you don't want to spend a lot of money. 
I still don't know if I would have the courage to use it, but I love to see other girls rocking them! 

All images from weheartit. 


So what do you say, yes or no?!

X.O.
R.S.



Velvet Trend

1:00 AM

Hello my dears, how are you doing?
Are you having a good week?

Who loves velvet??
I have to confess that I used to hate velvet, not because of the look but due to the texture, it's to soft for me. I have this weird thing that I can't touch soft things, I never use gloves because of that, my fingers are just to sensitive. 
I'm getting better now, and I even bought a velvet dress last year that I really love and I use it a lot during winter. The velvet is not very soft but it's still very warm and cozy. 
The trend started last year but I think this year is even bigger, you see velvet everywhere, specially in dresses, jackets and shoes. 
Gucci launched their stunning velvet bags as well, so the velvet fever is expanding. 

I left you some of my favourite item below. 

Tell me what you think.



1. ChloƩ
2. Saint Laurent
3. Valentino
4. Gucci
5. Puma



X.O.
R.S.

Christmas Gifts Under 50 euros

4:21 PM

Hello my dears, how are you? 
Christmas is coming and it's time to buy some gifts, right? 
Did you start your Christmas shopping already? 
I bought some some things but I still have to find the gifts for my parents. 
If you need some inspiration check my suggestions below, I did a selection of cool gifts for girls all of them under 50 euros. 
I wouldn't mind to received any of them. 
What do you think? 



1. Benefit- 49€
2. Louis Vuitton New York Guide - 30€
3. Gingko Clock - 50€
4. Nasty Gal Mug - 17.24€
5. Marble notebook - 21€
6. Cocktail Set - 24€
7. Lightbox - 30€
8. Marc Jacobs lipstick set - 40€
9. Rituals body cream - 19.90€
10. Diptyque candle - 25€
11. Sephora make up box - 39.90€
12. Rituals Beauty Set - 29.90€


R.S.
X.O.

Fashion

Gucci CC Marmont

9:37 PM

Hello my dears how are you?
Thanks god it's friday tomorrow I had again such a bad week, I just want to stay home and rest this weekend. 
Gucci is making me crazy later, I just love every single thing they have. 
First the shoes, that I'm still hoping to buy and then the bags. 
Have you seen the new Gucci GG Marmont? The collections is stunning, I love the velvet ones but to be honest I would be happy with any of them. 
They are meant to replace my lovely Gucci Soho Bag and I think they are in the right way.
It's so amazing to see how Gucci reborn, it's one of my favourite brands at the moment. 
What do you think? 




X.O.
R.S.

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