sexta-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2011

Nail polish much?

Last night I was browsing online and one blog leaded me to another and I ended up here: Konad Addict
I like to take good care of my nails, so I have the habit of having weekly mani and pedicure. It's not super expensive here in Brazil (when I got to know how much an average American girl pays just to have her nails done, my heart missed a beat!) Recently this nails polishes and nail arts blogs kinda boomed here in my country (or it was just me who eventually found them, lol) and I got curious. I bought a small kit and started doing my nails. 
I thought I'd have some serious problems because of my lack of coordenation, specially when trying to work with my left hand, since I'm right handed, but for my own surprise I not only got better and better, I now really enjoy doing it myself. 
If you are an enthusiast just like I am, and want to take the chance to win three lovely colors (your choice!!!) of this Aussie brand nail polish, run! Good luck for you and me!

domingo, 20 de fevereiro de 2011

Another giveaway!!! =)

Hey! Another giveaway, this time from Bulgaria! Isn't it great? Topcho is holding this one and I just ♥♥♥♥ all the Bulgarian traditional motifs she worked with on the biscornu, scissor fob and box set. Plus I specially like the candle! It's simply lovely!
So, if you feel like being lucky, drop her a few lines! The sidebar link will lead you to the rules. Good luck for you and me! I'm already signed up! What are you waiting for?!Hihihi...
Wishing you all a great Sunday! 

Orkut Myspace Good Luck Scraps, Graphics and Comments

sábado, 19 de fevereiro de 2011

Give-a-way at Feather In The Nest

So, Jennifer, from Feathers In The Nest is offering a really generous give-a-way! 
Just take some time and pay her a visit! You will be amazed with her talent with fabric, needle and floss. I already signed up! 
All rules are well explained and it's really easy to grab a chance for this. Hopefully I will win this, because those scissors are REALLY gorgeous! 
Wish me luck! Lol  
Hugs to all and a lovely weekend, peeps!

ps: thanks for the lovely comments on my purple matrioska! Just a few stitches from the finishing! *Ü*

segunda-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2011

Playing with colors

Hi, ppl... 
After around 8 years with no finishing for myself ( family and friends always come first...Lol), I finally made something for myself. Yaaay! However, it's not quite finished yet...
This is Tralala Poupées Russes. I completely perverted the color chart and made mine on shades of purple. Tho purple is not my top top top fave color, I think it turned out quite nice. In fact I'm becoming very fond of the color, after this work. 
My question for you, guys is: should I add yellow right in the middle of the flowers? Should I fill the polka dots at the bottom of the matrioshka? I like he assisi effect, but at the same time something seems to be missing and the work looks incomplete... what do you think? What would you do?
Oh! And to all of you, a very Happy Valentine's Day! 

domingo, 2 de janeiro de 2011


Yaaay! Another brand new year. Don't you just love the renovation feeling? I surely do. Proof of that is my New Year Resolutions' list. Even more important than saving money and travelling more, losing weight is my top priority this year. Forty pounds would be my goal, but I understand I maybe end up looking not so good if I get that thin... Lets see...  One pound and a half per month sounds doable for me. That way I would have even some room for a couple bad months on the way to my goal. Like my sister, I just don't have the patience to wait for the results. I want the results, and I want them now. In a be perfect world I would diet and work out as much as I could and be 10 pounds thinner after 1 week... *sighs* When it doesnt happen, I feel frustrated and give up on everything. Hopefully this year'll be diff and I'll stick with it for the next 52 weeks.

Yesterday I already started my program ( in fact I started it last November, by coming back to the gym. I wanted to start 2011 already on track) with a long fast ( as much fast as I could. Lol). There're those hills nearby my home and I send around 1 hour going up and down. I even managed to run a bit! Yaay me! I'll be happy if I can do something like this at leats 5 days/week. Fingers crossed!
What about you? What's on your list for this year?

sexta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2010

See you in 2011

OMG! Last posting of the year!  Did this year pass fast or what? Anyways, wishing all you guys out there the very best for the upcoming year. For me, it's looking like it's going to be a terrifc one. Hopefully I'll have some great news to share! Yaaay! *Ü*

Now... one of my new year's resolution is to get back on track on my readings. Right now I'm close to finish "The Passage", by Justin Cronin, and l.o.v.i.n.g it!!! Totally recomend! Next on my list is "The Men Who Didn't Love Women", by Stieg Larsson.  I ask you: what's in your list? Wich book did you read this year that you completely loved? What are you reading right now?

sábado, 20 de novembro de 2010

For the little feet

 A couple weeks ago I came across this talented girl: Erika Tricroche I'm trying to learn how to crochet and her blog is a lovely source of inspiration (she just posted a tutorial on how to make the slipers!!!!!!! Yaaaay!).  I saw this unbelievebly cute pair or home shoes at her Flickr's place.  Got in touch w/ her and asked her to make this for my niece, Ana.
Now you tell me: arent they just the cuttest ones?! My sister texted me and let me know she already got it at the mail, and that she was super pleased. Gee... I wonder why... Lol. Erika sent it dearly wrapped, with an adorable note and with some fragrance that hooked my sister's heart. *Ü*

just hope I can manage to crochet that perfect. I'm trying hard. Really hard. I learned a lot from YouTube, and the funny thing is that I know the stitches names in English, but get lost when I want to try it in Port. Lol. Plus, my stitches are way too tight. Need to work on that. Hopefully I will be good for next year's Xmas. I don't know if I can make such neat things like Erika, but... fingers crossed! =)
To all of you, a big kiss and a great Saturday night!