Tips to Survive the Wintertime ☃❄️

Hello lovely readers! As a south american girl I’ve been struggling with the European winter weather recently. So for those of you who are hot-blooded like me, here are some tips for surviving (and slaying) winter 2017!

  • Stay warm from within ☕️

It’s super important to fuel your body with nutrients during this cold weather. Oatmeal, coffee and hot cups of teas are the best choices to get energy and nutrients naturally. Plus they are delicious.

  • Save your skin 💁🏼

Besides of the good ol’ facial and body lotions, I also swear by more natural (and cheaper) options such as essential oils (often found in supermarkets) and by mixing: honey + brown sugar for the lips. And honey + olive oil for skin moisturizer. Easy, breezy, beautiful. Thrifty Girl. 💰💸

  • Sweat it Out! 💦

As a runner I’d say that during winter time it’s important to take advantage of daylight but (still) don’t forget to wear sunscreen. Also, whatever workout you do, please don’t put on heavy coats for your body will heat up a lot more even though it’s freezing outside. Keep it light my friends :).

  • Stores of the Month 👗

Ok so in Portugal they have two major stores for workout gear: Sportzone and Decathlon. Decathlon is way cheaper. Sportzone has prettier stuff though (and famous brands) but Decathlon has great clothes for EVERY sport and as I said, it is waaay cheaper.

As for casual clothing I stick to Lefties (great deals and prices) and sometimes H&M. Oh and for pijamas and shoes I go to Primark. Idk why but it’s super cheap right now so that’s great!

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Xoxo, TheBrondeAvenue 💋


Everyday Makeup for Girly Girls 💋

Hellooooo readers!! This month I’ve saved up a little bit of cash to buy some ‘high end’ makeup. When I say high end I just mean good (a little bit more pricey) makeup.

I usually buy drugstore makeup but I wanted to step it up a bit and it really made a HUGE difference. 


  1. Foundation 👃🏼

Firstly, I apply this super useful BB cream. I like to use it instead of foundation because it actually helps my skin and it feels less heavy. Seriously this is a game changer.

Garnier BB Cream (5€) at the supermarket


 2.   The Glow ✨

Then, my mom got this Benefit “How to Look the Best at Everything” kit. Whenever I use this people tell me that I look glowy and think that don’t have any makeup on. So it will be our little secret. 😉

Benefit skin kit (36€)

So the two things that I normally use from this kit are: the PoreFessional cream (for the pores of course) I put a little bit of it on my nose and my chin and the Boiing mini set for the eye bags (sometimes). And I’m ready to go.

What’s Up Highlighter (24€) from benefit

This is my secret weapon, one of the best things that I’ve ever bought. The benefit What’s Up Highlighter. Giiiiirlll, if you want rosey shiny cheeks withouth looking cakey…

  3.   Brows girl brows 👑

Now this one comes with a tiny brown brown pencil and the brow spoolie. When I really want to achieve a more natural look I just brush my brows with the spoolie but the brow pencil also works well because the 3rd tone is super light. 👇🏼

Benefit Brow Pencil in tone 3 (14 €)

4.  Lashes for days 👀

Last but not least (and my favourite part) lashes. YAAAASSS. Once your skin is flawless and you got that little natural glow, what’s more girly than long lashes?? 

Too Faced better than sex mascara (24€)

I use either the Too Faced: Better than Sex mascara or the Maybelline Falsies Push-up Drama mascara.

Maybelline falsies push-up drama mascara (11€)

👄 and sometimes I put lip balm for smooth lips 👄

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