London files #3 – A morning in Hampstead

On the last Saturday in July, I woke up early and headed to Hampstead to meet up with the wonderful and super talented Nadia Meli. No último sábado de Julho, acordei cedo e dirigi-me para Hampstead para me encontrar com a querida e super talentosa Nadia Meli. I got in touch with Nadia because I wanted to boost my confidence, and my blog, by doing a proper photo session, and was really interested in working with her after seeing the photos she took of Anna (from Vivianna Does Makeup) and Mark, which were stunning. She was absolutely lovely and we…

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UK Summer Memories

The past few weeks have been filled with wonderful family times, that have been filled with a contagious happiness. I wanted to share some memories here because I am so thankful for the brilliant (if totally bonkers) family I have, and the moments I got to spend with them recently. As últimas semanas têm sido cheias de óptimos tempos passados em família,  cheios de uma felicidade contagiante. Queria partilhar aqui algumas das memórias desses dias, porque me sinto realmente grata pela família fantástica (ainda que totalmente doida) que tenho, e pelos momentos que pude passar com eles recentemente. Firstly, I…

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Summer Beauty Essentials

Despite being a self confessed beauty addict, even I cannot handle too much make up when it’s boiling hot out. So, for the two weeks I’m on holiday in 30ºC weather Portugal, I’m keeping it really simple. Here’s a peek at what’s helping me look put together. Apesar de ser uma confessa viciada em produtos de beleza e maquilhagem, nem eu consigo aguentar muita maquilhagem quando está um calor abrasador na rua. Durante as duas semanas que estou de férias em Portugal onde está um calor à volta dos 30ºC, escolho a simplicidade. Aqui fica uma ideia do que me…

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July ’16 Favourites

I cannot remember a happier month than July 2016. There are loads of things this month that I’ll remember for years to come, but here are a few of my favourites. Não me lembro de um mês mais feliz que Julho de 2016. Imensas coisas que se passaram este mês vão ficar na minha memória durante anos, mas aqui ficam alguns dos meus favoritos. Starting off by receiving the illustration that Maelle (from Cirque de Papier) did of me, which is beautiful beyond words. Começando com o desenho fantástico que a Maelle (do blog Cirque de Papier) fez de mim.…

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Coimbra

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@alfacinhastory), you’ll have noticed that I’m currently in Portugal, spending two weeks with my parents, relaxing and enjoying the sunshine and the delicious food. Se me seguem no Instagram ou no Snapchat (@alfacinhastory), já devem ter reparado que estou de férias em Portugal, a passar duas semanas com os meus pais, a relaxar e a gozar o sol e a comida deliciosa. Although we spend most of this time in the coastal town of Figueira da Foz, we often drive to different cities in Portugal and brave the heat to learn and…

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