Thursday, September 20, 2012

Zuidermrkt Amsterdam

I wanted to share that the little Saturday market right next to my house has just turned 1 year old and has obtained a license to operate permanently!CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!

I discovered this lovely market by chance one Saturday that I bumped into it and since then, I try not to miss it if I´m in Amsterdam! The Zuidermrkt is on the square of Jacob Obrechtstraat and Johannes Verhulststraat and you can find fruit, vegetables, fish, cheeses, olives, meat, bread, cakes, sausages, crepes, get the idea, right?

Make sure you don´t leave without trying the (best) carrot cake! Absolutely delicious!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I love hats

I love hats. And more specifically, the ones you wear to weddings! 
In Spain, you wear hats to morning weddings and I just love the vision of all the women with colorful, big, original hats!
This one I wore at one of my best friend´s wedding and is from my fellow blogger Susan´s Style, it is great isn´t it?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tunes by Schilo - Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

I recently had dinner in the new and trendy restaurant Tunes by Schilo and I loved it!

Ok, it is not a cheap place, but it is definitely worth every euro! Both the food, the wines and the service are excellent!!

I also loved the decoration that combines elements from the original Conservatorium building with the latest trends!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Beauty Ritual

I used to work for a big multinational cosmetic company and there I learned all about a girl´s perfect beauty ritual!

1.- The first step is removing all make up (skip this step if you didn´t have any make up on). My favorite is Shu Uemura Skin Purifier. It is an oil, but surprisingly, it thoroughly cleans your skin!

2.- Cleansing your skin is the next step and you already know my favorite is Agua Cutanea.

3.- Then you have to apply a serum. A serum has double of active ingredients than the normal cream and usually doesn´t provide hydration, it just boosts the effects of the skin cream you´ll apply next. My choice: Prodigy Powercell, to prevent the skin´s aging and keep it young.

4.- My skin cream of choice varies between Aquasource Skin Perfection (if my skin is in desperate need of deep hydration), and Skin Ergetic (if I´ve had a frantic day and I need an anti-fatigue), both from Biotherm

5.- Finally, you apply eye cream softly tapping your fingers in upper and lower lids. I use this Roll-on from Garnier, which contains caffeine and immediately de-puffs your eyelids, providing a fresh and relaxed look

As an extra to this ritual, once a week it is good to do a micro-peeling. My good friend Laura introduced me to Mary Kay and its micro-peeling kit leaves your skin reeeeally soft!