Why Christmas is stressful and how to deal with it

Christmas Eve here and makes me think of all the different traditions in different countries. Even within a country, there are so many different customs! Christmas is all about family…or is it? I have a bittersweet feeling about this time of the year. See, I like the idea of Christmas. I would…

Makeup palettes to gift for Christmas!

[:en] Christmas is right around the corner and you still don’t have all of your presents bought? Today I am sharing with you 7 makeup palettes that would make a great present under the tree! Some of these I own myself and have loved them over the years! 7 Makeup…

Tronco de Natal – eine etwas andere Variante!

[:de] Heute bin ich dran mit dem Christmas Blogging Adventskalender! Ich muss schon gestehen, es war etwas schwierig ein passendes Thema zu finden.  Wie ihr aber wisst, bin ich in Portugal aufgewachsen und habe dementsprechend die portugiesische Kultur und Traditionen miterlebt – auch zu Weihnachten. Meine Mutter war immer etwas enttäuscht…

Why I have been so unmotivated about blogging

[:en] I sit in front of the computer, with a “new post” tab open on WordPress and my coffee next to me. Just like I ever do, when I am ready to write a new article to go up on the blog. But this time it is different: I have a…

New in: Makeup Revolution – I ♥ Makeup Chocolate and Peaches

[:en] Makeup Revolution – I ♥ Makeup Chocolate and Peaches Makeup Revolution had been on my radar for a while now since it is pretty affordable. It is well known for making dupes for some very popular eyeshadow palettes at a fraction of the price, without slacking in the quality department!…

15 things people need to stop telling pregnant women

Somehow, as soon as a woman announces her pregnancy, everyone becomes an expert on it. And I mean everyone! It doesn’t matter if they have ever been pregnant, if they are doctors or if they even have a vagina. People will start giving you advice, whether you like it or (most likely) not. …

Finding your plus size pregnancy style with regular clothes!

How to find your plus size pregnancy style You will probably think I’m lying when I tell you, in over six months of pregnancy, I have bought a total of two maternity clothing items. Yup, two! The first one was jeans, because duh, normal jeans are just totally uncomfortable. I have…

Self-care during pregnancy: body edition and something for the Dad!

Ad – Products sent in cooperation with Notino Self-care during pregnancy As you know from this post, I got to choose some things from Notino to use during pregnancy. I think self-care is extremely important and especially women often forget to take care of themselves in favor of taking care…

Easy Recipe: Portuguese roasted chestnuts for St. Martin’s Day

I really wanted to share this recipe with you, as it is a tradition I grew up with while in Portugal. What is it? Portuguese roasted chestnuts for St. Martin’s Day! In Portugal St. Martin’s day is celebrated on the 11th of November and in this day everyone traditionally eats…

Ready for a well planned 2018 with the Jo&Judy A5 pink planner

I have to confess: I love planners! No, honestly, I do! So it comes to no surprise that I love getting them. Today I am showing you why I am: Ready for a well planned 2018 with the Jo&Judy A5 pink planner I first discovered Jo&Judy last year, through some bloggers…

Hello November 2017

Risking being very cliché: where did time go? It’s like yesterday was January and now it’s one month until Christmas! It’s time to say: Hello November I already told you here why the 1st of November is an important date for me. But this year it has a bitter-sweet taste…

Easy recipe: Portuguese chicken fillets with mustard mushroom cream sauce

Portuguese chicken filets with mustard mushroom cream sauce Yes, I am very aware that title is a mouthful, but stay with me will ya? It is one of my favorite Portuguese dishes, with a personal twist! You can find “Bifinhos com cogumelos” or tiny steaks with mushrooms in most traditional…