Friday, January 18, 2019

3 Little Secrets to Get the Perfect Tan

What can I say about getting the perfect tan in a cold country like Canada? Well.. To be honest, I've never felt so grateful about sunny days ever before.
Back in my school days, when I used to live in Colombia I remember how great where those weekends when I used to invite all my friends to the pool, those were the best days, we tanned for hours!
For all these years, I got to say I turned into a professional when I comes to tanning, I tried so many tricks, at the end I always stick with these 3:

1. Make your own carrot juice 
By using 5 carrots, 1 cup of water  make you own blend and drink it 10 minutes before you head out to the sun, this little thing will make an entire difference, it will speed up your tanning process and so your colour.

2. Split your tanning sessions in different days.
The best thing you could do if you want to have a tan for more than 2 months or so, is to divide your tan in sessions, don't ever try to do this in just one day because you will end un with a massive burn and all red.

3. Buy a good tanning oil 
I'll list my favourite ones down below, but before you purchase any, make sure:
- Your type of skin
- How many hours are you going to be in the sun
- Don't forget to hydrate your skin after you shower.

Let me know if have any other recommendations!
x. Laura


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Spring Palette in the Tropics: This is Colombia!

Outfit details
Dress: Shein
Bag: Handmade 
Sunglasses: Celine
Earrings: Shein
Shoes: Bill Blass

More than just a paradise is what I call my beautiful country Colombia. The energy, the weather, the streets and the bright colors are pure magic while you get to stroll around the old city in Cartagena.
The beautiful palenqueras are strong, independent and hard working women you'll see every morning selling their most fresh and delicious fruits( you can see them in the first photo).
Overall, traveling here is amazing, I feel I have a little bit of everything. The old city, the modern part, the beach, great stores with local designers to shop, and last but no least.. the food! they're so many restaurants. Honestly, my vacations here are always magical, perfect time to spend with the family.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Why to Start?: Resolutions for a New Year

Studies said that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down, to be honest, I don't know where my head would it be at this point if I didn't use the notes on my phone and my personal agenda, writing things down somewhere is always a good reminder on the things you need to do and so in what speed.
In my family, we have the tradition of the 12 grapes, just 15 minutes before 12:00 hits, we eat these grapes that symbolize each month of the year and with them you need to make a wish, the reason I'm telling you guys this is because this is always a goals reminder, after making these wishes, I turn these into do's rather than just wants and then this is when I usually write them down on a paper (like the old ways)

Setting down your short and long term goals somewhere is such a great tool to make things happen faster than just letting them just as a thought.
Writing your goals, resolutions and wants is always important because you can get a clear perspective on what you want plus is such a self power to motivate you, at the end  you can test yourself and see which ones it came to reality and what others you need to renovate for the upcoming year. This helps you to start fresh and with the best energy!

Overall, these could sound very traditional but it helps and quite a lot! I've been doing this since I'm 15 and it has always keep me going to achieve my goals.

Happy New Year.
x. Laura
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