Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Perfect Curls & Healthy Hair



Due to the constant use of the hair straightener and curler, I'm always looking for new ways of treating my hair better. 

An important factor to consider is to use the right shampoo for your hair type. From what I have read and what it works for me, I recommend to buy a shampoo that comes without salt, the ones that you see normally in the supermarket makes your hair super dry. Always try to look for those that will not harm your hair! another tip I have discovered is to change your shampoo at least every 2 months because your hair gets used to the same components.

Another thing I love doing is to apply a hair treatment at least once per week. This will help your hair in so many ways! Consider this more like a deep conditioner, the reason why I love this so much is that it helps to keep the hair stronger, much healthier and shiny. I usually buy the ones that hydrate and repair the hair, but if I have time I love to make them at home with natural elements like coconut oil & avocado. 

Whenever I'm going to curl my hair, I like using products that will make my waves thicker, I recently purchased the L'oreal Mousse, I recommend this one for loose waves, if you are more into well-done curls, you should get an extra strong hold hairspray. It will make your curls to last longer. 

Lastly, to give a beautiful shine to my hair I love using the Argan oil from OGX. As I have mentioned  before, I love the final glimpse it gives to my hair as well as making it easy to manage.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

How to Make Blueberry Ice Cream

For those who love having great and nourishing starts every day! I'm bringing this yummy recipe made with only 4 main ingredients!

These are:
-Frozen Blueberries (depending on how big you want your bowl, add as many you want)
- 2 Spoons of Almond Milk or Greek Yogurt
- Half of a frozen banana 
- 1 Spoon of pure vanilla extract

How to Make:
Put all these ingredients in the blender and leave until you see an ice cream consistency, it takes 1 to 3 minutes to obtain this.

Adding Toppings:
I decided to add granola to make it crunchy, 
Shredded coconut and raspberries.

You can add the ingredients you prefer

Start always with the best boost of energy! 
xx. Laura
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Basic And Elegant Pieces To Include In Your Wardrobe


Walking around Vancouver is one of my favorite activities since I got here, the weather now is so perfect that I never want to spend out a sunny day at home when I have the opportunity to go out and embrace this beautiful city. This kind of happiness has always inspired me to be creative whenever I get dressed.
Right now, I feel like I'm always hunting for incredible details that I never get to see in regular stores. 

Bringing exclusive pieces is one of the things I enjoy the most of being a blogger and of course to inspire many women to find a style they love, but mostly, to feel comfortable in their own skin. 

Personally, I think there's no better therapy, like dedicating time to dress and do what we like. Treating and spoiling ourselves is so important and I'm always going to talk about it, it will inspire us to do things for ourselves, rather than for someone else. 

Today, I want it to show you guys how to match basic & elegant pieces together to create a great outfit. First, I would say, if you are going to keep things simple, as I did with this outfit, try to work more on the accessories like your jewelry, purse, and shoes. For seasons like fall or winter, we can try to pull a cute scarf too. 

When I got these pair of heels, I was amazed, because I didn't think they will look much better in person than when I picked them online. I got these heels from Zaful, the embroidered details I would say is my favorite thing, plus they are perfect for an evening and also for the day to day. As I was wearing culottes, I felt this was the perfect opportunity to showcase them as they deserved. 

At the same time, I decided to pair this elegant purse from Julia Kays. The nude color makes this bag versatile to wear and even more, the size is perfect! I love that I can fit anything in there, even my computer and lunch at the same time! You guys cannot see, but inside of the purse I was carrying so much things. Looks very sophisticated from the outside, but what it really made me fell in love is how practical this tote bag is.

Lastly, Jewelry! This top is very simple so I decided to add a little sparkle with this crystal necklace from Pairie. Getting dressed should be always something fun, make you feel prettier everyday, but mostly, yourself.

Thanks For Reading!
xx. Laura
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

How to Make Perfect and Healthy Waffles

You guys cannot imagine how easy and fulfill this recipe is, actually this is my favorite breakfast. I love playing and creating all kind of waffles like blueberry, vanilla, chocolate, s'mores and much more.
This one is the plain vanilla recipe, I love mixing flours because it gets not only a better taste but a better texture.
You will need:
2 Egg Whites
1/4 Coconut Flour
1/4 Whole 10-Grain Flour
1/3 Water or Almond Milk
1 Spoon of Sugar-Free Syrup
2 Spoons of Stevia
1 Spoon of Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Spoon of Baking Powder

The Process:
1. Put first all the liquid ingredients as egg whites, almond milk, sugar-free syrup, stevia, and vanilla extract.

2. Add all the solid ingredients into the liquid mixture as: the coconut and 10-grain flour (or the ones you have) and make sure to add one spoon of the baking powder.

Before you get your mixture, make sure you have your waffle maker preheated. 
Add all the mixture and wait 4 to7 minutes, until the waffles are ready!

and lastly, decor your waffles with fruits, add peanut butter, coconut or whatever is your preference.

Here are the links to get all the ingredients, in case you don't have them:


Enjoy!
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Big Sleeves All Over In


Sundays in summer are the kind of free blessing we all have, I feel they simply inspire good vibes as going out, walking on the streets and wearing seasonal clothes. 
I loved this look for a Sunday, styled with the bag and the accessories because is all so delicate. The sky blue is definitely the cutest color and it also matches well with mostly everything.

 When I'm looking at dresses, I always like to analyze how many times I will be able to wear it,  by using different accessories. Versatility to me is very important, because having lots of options is essential for us to women, considering we are always doing so many things. 
 I feel this is the kind of dress that gets this kind of acceptance, I can see myself wearing it for a pool day, going for a date, buying groceries or even more elegant, with summer platforms.

 I  got this dress from the new collection of Zaful, and let me tell you guys is not only the dress itself but how comfortable it actually is!
For that day, we went to an all you can eat Korean BBQ. I can't even describe how many rolls of sushi I ate! You guys know how much food you eat while you are visiting these type of restaurants... the best thing of all is I was still being able to walk without feeling wrapped in the dress, there is no better thing than feeling comfortable and well dressed at the same time.

Thanks for reading and keep enjoying summer!
xx. Laura


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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Accessories That Go Well With Every Outfit


I can't really describe how obsessed I am with accessories. 
Nowadays, I feel I'm stuck between gold and silver styles, they reason is that they combined with all looks. I'm such a fan of combining different styles when I'm pairing accessories, this time I picked these unique earrings in pink from Pairie, which I love because I feel I can wear them on multiple occasions.

A great statement piece I would say is definitely the necklace, I have received tons of compliments everywhere I go with it, I feel is so easy to combine, from wearing a summer tee to an elegant dress! this piece is the perfect touch to every final look, even more for those days when we feel in the mood of not dressing too much! I love just to add this type of details that at the end, they turned your outfit into a whole different level, this is one of the main reasons I can't live with them!

xx. Laura
View the earrings here
View the necklace here

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Friday, August 18, 2017

How to Take and Style Beautiful Breakfast Pictures

Happy Friday Everyone!
Today, I want it to share with all of you some of my tips for capturing, editing beautiful and brighter pictures.
Morning is one of my favorite parts of the day to capture great shots, around 8:30 to 9:00 am when the sun is not too exposed.

One of my first recommendations is to always have clean and nice backgrounds for aesthetical breakfasts, this can include home accessories as whiten sheets, marble tables, books and magazines (All available here) as also playing with colors and contrasts. The second is to make sure to capture the correct angle, this is essential! and lastly bringing beautiful accessories is more than just important. This time I decided to put my monogrammed card holder from Lover of Luxe, which is currently one of my favorite essentials because right now, I feel it's better going out with cards rather than cash. Pointing as well, how practical, simple and elegant it is to carry.

Having a professional camera obviously helps, moreover if your camera has the brighten option - with this one you don't need that much of editing tools, even though, before of buying my camera, all of my pictures were taken with my Iphone.

For the editing part, I have mentioned before about using Facetune to do the smooth, or sometimes whitening effect (whenever it's necessary) nowadays I've become a Snapseed fan as well and then I use Instagram as the last tool before posting my final shot, I like to play in here with the lighting and contrast (setting it not further than 50) it all depends on the picture.

It's very simple. It's more a matter of practice and at the end, you'll have your perfect photo.
Thanks for reading!
xx. Laura

In collaboration with Lover of Luxe
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Before Summer Ends


Whenever I want to bring out some details from my outfit, I love matching with black. I feel there is no wrong when you are wearing this color!

This summer, my little sister visited me, so one of the major plans was taking her to do some university tours, as she is graduating very soon, we went to UBC. Those who live or have lived in Vancouver probably know about it, although it was incredibly hot! So wearing this outfit was a very smart decision as both items have a light fabric.

 I loved wearing this top I recently got from Zara. Is a bit short in length, but there is no problem that high-waisted culottes can't cover! You all know how famous is the trend of wearing big sleeves tops, so I felt this was a great way to pull this outfit. I have to admit that I'm obsessed too with this trend! it makes me go back to those fashion history classes and that time where women used to wear those big sleeves dresses, as in fashion everything in time..recycles!


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Healthy Cupcakes Recipe


I love making cupcakes, the reason is that they are not only pretty as a little gift, but they are so delicious that is impossible to eat just one! The recipe is very easy, everything you need to know is how you want to decorate them because this is what it will make them different and special from the ones you usually buy.

To start, the main ingredients for 5 Medium Cupcakes are:
- 1 Cup of flour, these are made with whole wheat flour.
- 2 white and 2 large eggs.
- A spoon of Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
- 2 spoons of Honey
- 2 large spoon of Coconut Oil
- Peanut butter ( how much you want is your choice)
- Walnuts, almonds, and chunks of dark chocolate, I love adding this last one because it gives a chunky texture to the cupcakes inside, plus they will melt, so they taste like something made in heaven!

I made this recipe healthy but is easy to make it with the ingredients you have at home. 
What makes the difference are the toppings you decide to add, the sprinkles and the cupcake covers are  very easy to find these at any grocery store. What I like about this particular covers is that you can put them in the oven and they will not burn as many, at the end they will make your cupcakes to look super cute!
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Couturist Love


One of my favorite things about being a fashion enthusiast, has been definitely the path of being a blogger; I love to have the opportunity to discover and work with brands that I feel are very alike to my style, this has led me to discover incredible local brands, and it continues to be such a pleasure whenever I get to work again with a brand I feel passionate about.

I really enjoy to hunt and showcase for details we don't get to see regularly, they always put the extra to your outfit and in this case, my top was the protagonist. The new collection from Coutourist inspired me to pair this incredible combo, the delicate fabric of the top and the bow on the back, made me fall in love immediately for this blouse. 

What I really like about it, is that is not the common white top we can find in every store, this is something you can wear for brunch, work interview or even for a baptism. Styles like these are the ones that are totally worth to have inside our wardrobe.

Finally, I like to add the extra little details as my little flowery bag combined with the gold accessories, for a long time I've been preferring the gold tone because it stands much more than the silver, even though I prefer silver tones for more elegant looks, but for this one I thought it was the perfect touch to add.

Thanks again for reading! 
xx. Laura
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Classy and Comfortable During Summer




Sometimes it seems impossible to wear comfy and classy clothes during summer. Since I'm from a hot weather city, the trick I've learned is to know how to pick not only the style you want, but the fabric of your top/bottom. Fresh fabrics are always the answer! in this case, I opt for a cotton made blouse, which makes the item soft, I can barely feel the long sleeves.

If I'm not wearing shorts or a skirt, I love to involve light and trendy pants in the warmest months of the year,  they are so easy to carry, besides the outfit as a whole looks way more polished than if you wear regular jeans. Personally, I prefer not to wear them in this season.. they are so sticky!

 I feel so lucky that I have found this incredible outfit from Couturist,  From the pants, I really love the unique open-leg detail which makes them so comfortable and elegant as well. At the same time, the design of the top makes the outfit to have a great balance for day or night time, adding how beautiful is the color sky blue paired with the cream trousers, it makes the total look so delicate and feminine.

Wish you all a great day,
Laura

In collaboration with Couturist Canada

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