Feeling lucky

I am a very happy bunny today!

Since I'm heading to Algarve in a few week for vacation with my family and boyfriend, I started planing the trip and the things I want to do while we're there. And one of the things that poped up was a visit to the biggest waterpark in the country.
The problem is the tickets are a little expensive - especially if you're still in school with no job, like me.
So, I decided to try my luck and enter a contest to win some tickets for me and my boyfriend. And guess what? I've just been told that I've won!

Many times, we are so stressed with everyday chores and problems that we forget to feel grateful for what we have. A little exercise I've been doing for a few years now is try to think about something positive and good about my day before I go to sleep... It helps me realize how lucky I am for all the good things in my life, for the nice people around me, for the little wonders that keep happening. 
And even the smallest things -  like wining tickets to a place you really want to go - can make you feel really blessed.

Do you usually think about your day before going to sleep? What stands out: the good, or the bad moments?


Ebay picks

What a lovely day to share with you another of my Ebay purchases, right?

Last month or so, my aunt asked me if I could buy her a makeup brush set. She loves makeup but knows hardly nothing about it, and until recent times the only brushes sheknew were the sponge ones. She didnt want to spend a lot of money, though, and wanted a lot of brushes.
Now, I much rather have just a few very good brushes than a lot of useless, crappy ones, but once she saw this kit on the webapage, she made up her mind. And at 10€, the damage would not be very high... And so the order was made.

This 24 brush kit comes in a pink roll-up case - and for me, thats the cutest part of the set.

The brushes themselves are... How should I put it? They're crap. Yep, crap.
I've bought a lot of brushes on Ebay and almost always was happy with them. Yet, I always doubt these kits with many brushes. Thats 24 of them, of course, but many looked and felt just the same. 

The face brushes are the best (or the less bad), very fluffy and soft. But the eye brushes are simply too thin, pricky, and a few oh them could be twins of so identical. And theres not even a decent blending brush in the kit!

My aunt didnt mind, though, since she's such a newby to themakeup world. Maybe in the future she'll want something better, and when that time comes I'll try and help her make a good choice.
Overall, this is not a good buy, even if the price is quite tempting. Other brushes on Ebay are far better and with very reasonable prices as well!

Would you like me to share some of those brushes with you?


Long time no see

Hi friends!

What a terrible blogger I've been, I know. The last few weeks were crazy, college work related, and that kept me away from the computer. Well, not from the computer, since I had to write a lot of papers, but from blogging mainly. 
As you may know, I'm entering the last year of my master's degree, and with the interniship about to star and my thesis in progress, I've just been covered in work...
But it seems that it is all over now, and I can finnaly enjoy a bit of summer vacations.
Its been such a lovely weather here in Portugal lately, lots of sunshine and heat, and I'm yet to take my lovely feet to the beach (shame on me). 

Anyway, I'll do my best to keep up with the blog. Pinky promise!
See you soon, 

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