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The print that everyone is crazy about this season

Gingham is seriously trending this season! According to Pinterest searches for gingham outfits have increase by 100% year on year, and we’re not surprised that this  tablecloth print has manage to stay on top of fashion trends. Street style stars, bloggers and  celebrities have been loving this classic pattern, and they’ve been wearing it in so many fresh ways, here are our favourite gingham outfits with the key pieces you need to re-create this season trendy look.

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Gingham Shopping List:

 

 

Let’s join the Body Shop and together make a difference in the world

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As you know our team loves The Body Shop and their commitment to transform the world in a better place.

That’ s why this month we will join The Body Shop in their campaign against animal testing.

Over the last three decades, Body Shop worked with their campaign partner Cruelty Free International and their collective efforts helped lead to a European Union ban in 2013. But that isn’t enough. 80% of countries still allow animal testing. Incredible right?

Animals continue to be used in testing, and that is why Body Shop needs your help to end this practice everywhere and forever.

So if you want to make a difference in this world you can start today and join us in this campaign. You just have to sign this petition here, and you can also share a picture with bunny years (it´s hard to imagine but rabbits are the animals more used in the cosmetic industry), or with your lovely pet, in your Instagram account like many celebrities are doing to help Body Shop get 8 million signatures to present the UN General Assembly in 2018, using #FOREVERAGAINSTANIMALTESTING #THEBODYSHOPPT.

We count on you! Have a chic weekend!

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The beauty technology that will transform your skin forever

Two months ago I finally bought the revolutionary technology in the beauty industry – Foreo Luna 2. I’ve been thinking about buying this beauty device for quite some time, so when I went to Douglas and saw it was on sale and I didn’t think twice and bought it.

However when my husband saw my pink device for the first time, he wasted no time in saying that it should be the worst purchase I had made considering that sliding a pink rubbery, vibrating paddle over my face does not seem to do an effective skin cleansing.

I have to tell you how wrong my husband was. Yes dear you were wrong, but don’t worry they already made a men´s version in black 😉 After trying this electronic facial device, I immediately feel the effect on my skin. It gets tighter, feels smoother and my makeup applies beautifully! And in just one week my skin was completely different. All in all, I love it.

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Since the birth of my second child I had the skin of a teenager, red in some places and with an acne that led me to despair. After a week of using Luna the red skin stopped and the acne miraculously began to disappear. Of course sometimes a little pimple appears to remind me how my skin is not fantastic, but nothing like it use to be, because Luna 2 really helps with breakouts, blackheads, dry skin and uneven skin tone.

Foreo Luna has a medical anti-bacterial silicone surface. It vibrates and has several gain settings. Foreo Luna’s T-Sonic™ technology gives up to 8000 pulsations per minute. The sonic pulsations goes through the soft silicone touch-points and remove dead skin cells, and was designed to deep-cleanse as well as has an anti-aging facial mode that actually massages the face and softens the appearance of fine lines, boost circulation and relax facial muscles, and it really does work. Foreo Luna it’s also waterproof so you can use it in the shower as well.

Other advantages are that it drains out water under the skin and mute swollen areas. Since you can apply cleansing milk and serum/moisturizer while you use the back side of Luna 2, your skincare products absorb much deeper than normal. The battery is probably the best on the market, one charge lasts for absolutely ages! Foreo Luna lasts up to 450 times before you need to charge it, and the charge only took an hour or so, incredibly convenient because there’s no need to lug a charger with you when you travel. Luna 2 is available in four specially tailored models, meaning that there is a Luna 2 for every skin type.

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I come to the conclusion that all these years I was not cleaning my face properly, because my hands were not enough to wash my face as it should be, as well as the facial sponges that, because they get moist and gain bacteria they end up infecting my skin even more. And with Luna 2 you will remove 99,5 percent of dirt and oil of your skin. How incredible is that?!?!?!

Although Foreo costs €199.00, I think it’s one of those machines that are worth having at home, for me it’ s certainly more useful than a thermomix or a bimby, and much cheaper 😉

Are you ready to transform your skin forever?

 

 

The best presents for a stylish mother

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In case you missed  Mother’s Day is fast-approaching so let’s make this Mother’s Day a truly chic and unique one. We’ve searched every corner of the globe in order to locate the kind of presents for a stylish mum and Luckily there are plenty of options that make it easy to spoil her. But remember Mother’s Day is about more than just presents, being a mother and having a mother is about moments, so make make each one count and have a wonderful day with the the best mother in the all world, yours. Happy Mother´s Day everyone!

Surprising presents for Mother´s Day:

 

 

Affordable Wedding-Guest dresses that look so expensive

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Struggling to figure out what to wear this wedding season? Finding a wedding guest outfit can be tricky, especially when you don’t have a big budget, and you have your calender full of wedding ceremonies. But please don´t freak out, finding a beautiful dress should be fun and there are plenty of more affordable options out there, just as stunning as the pricey stuff, that will earn you compliments and won’t break your bank account. Ahead we’ve rounded up a few fancy dresses and jumpsuits (we’re aware not everyone wants to wear a dress to a wedding) under €250,00 that will make you look stunning in every kind of wedding. The best part? We guarantee they’ll become a favorite for spring and summer, and you’ll actually want to wear beyond the nuptials.

Wedding-Guest Shopping List for different types of weddings:

Last minute ideas for an Easter lunch with Family

With Easter just around the corner, there is no better time to seize the moment and officially welcome your spring wardrobe back into the mix. Whatever your Easter plans – a brunch with your Friends , a casual lunch with the Family – you’ll need to stay stylish. For those who are throwing a Family lunch and are starting to freak out, we got you covered. We round up some simple and quick ideas to upgrade your lunch table and your outfit. It’ll look like you’ve been preparing this lunch for a whole month. So have fun this weekend and enjoy the company of your family and friends for egg hunts, obligatory bunny-ear selfies and more chocolate treats than one can handle 😉

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Easter Shopping List:

The best looks to wear this Festival Season

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Festival season is upon us, and with it comes the desire to wear free-spirited, boho-inspired looks, after all Music festivals have become so much more than just dance parties. They’re the major destination for the style set to kick off spring. Coachella style (one of our favorites) might be predictable at this point, but that doesn’t make it any less fun, each year you can spot amazing and inspiring looks like denim cutoffs, flower crowns fringes, embroidered details, Bohemian-style prints, bandana neck scarves, reflective sunnies, breezy off-the-shoulder crop tops and glitzy body chains.

With festivals on the brain, we rounded up a few pieces we’re obsessed with, and no matter where you live consider them your inspiration for the upcoming season.

Festival Season shopping List:

 

The full coverage of our Meet Up at Maxima Beauty Summit

We love to meet with our amazing followers, we like to know their dreams, their passions, what are they doing and understand their expectations when they visit Chic Every Week. That´s why last week we invited only six followers to our exclusive Meet Up that took place at Maxima Beauty Summit. We thought that this event dedicated to beauty was the perfect place to our exclusive Meet Up.
For those who weren’t able to come, step inside with us, to catch up with all the action from our Meet Up at Máxima Beauty Summit, and we´ll promise you that next time you will want to be one of our VIP guests :)
It´s not easy to describe all the fun that we had together. Meeting with our followers and friends is incredibly rewarding, they really push us further.

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The Beauty event was hosted in Páteo da Galé, and we have to say that the place was very well chosen, not only because of its pleasant atmosphere that is both historic (from the Pombaline era) and modern, but also because of its privileged location near the Tagus River and Lisbon’s main avenues.

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When we arrived at the Summit we had a red carpet waiting for us to take some Hollywood kind of pictures, so we just had to do it 😉
After a lot of pictures, goofy moments and lots of laughs we finally enter in the venue, and we were amazed by how fascinating and perfect the environment was. Lights, digital panels, beauty products in holograms, interactive mirrors and some of the best beauty brands, we immediately realized that Maxima Beauty Summit was made for us!
At the entrance we were welcomed with this amazing offer – a Maxima Bag with a statement color with a lot of beauty products inside, even sunglasses you could find there, all from Schwarzkopf. How sweet was that? 😉

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On the agenda there were a lot of things going on, beauty talks with special guests (the venue was a bit crowded so it was not easy to concentrate on those though), skin diagnostics, product demonstrations, makeup artists, and lots of offers. Of course we didn’t resist, so we tried everything, and I mean everything, even the main stage for the talks was taken by our group. Ok, maybe we went a little more wild then usual but the stage had an incredible digital panel behind so, we didn’t resist to take some photos by Artur Vieira, our photographer.

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Some of the girls made their manicure at Nail4Us, and while we were waiting we had the opportunity to meet and have a little chat with the Nail4Us Founder, Magda Lourenço about her business and her incredible success in Portugal. Magda was also launching her new line of tattoos, and we felt in love as soon as we saw her arm full of bugs and flowers.
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Because there was a lot of people attending the event, after all this was a beauty event with the signature of Maxima Magazine, and the entrance was for free, yes that’s right the entrance was for free 😉 people had to wait in line to experience the brands.

One of the brands that we got to be with, was Body Shop, and we have to tell you how inspired we were with their “The Enrich Not Exploit™” Commitment, so well described by Selma, the Marketing Manager in Portugal. The Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment  reflects the brand’s belief that business can be a force for good, which means enriching people as well as the planet, its biodiversity and resources, while also developing sustainable and ethical products. How inspiring is that? Of course we had to schedule a lunch with Selma for other day, because the Summit was not the right place to know everything about this philosophy behind such a strong name, and we can’t wait to know all the amazing things that Body Shop Company and its team have been doing to make the world a better place.

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We were talking and drinking a refreshing gin when we saw this beautiful and elegant lady who stood out from the crowd. That’s when we realized that was Fernanda Soares the Editor-in-Chief of Maxima Magazine. Without thinking about it we approached her, because we had to congratulate her for the idea and the success of Beauty Summit, and for her sense of style. Her look was to dye for! So we had the opportunity to talk with Fernanda, even though it was only a few minutes, the conversation was very interesting and Fernanda was very sweet, we hope to talk again with her very soon.

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After the vibrant Beauty Summit we went for an exclusive Italian dinner with our guests that took place in the beautiful Terreiro do Paço.  The dinner was a blast, we had amazing conversations about dreams, travels, hilarious stories, dramatic stories, new projects… It was really inspiring be surrounded by such powerful and unique women. With the collaboration of the beauty brands Body Shop, Rituals and Douglas, we offer our followers a beauty bag full of surprises, beauty experiences and of course chocolates, because there is no way we can relax, without a chocolate 😉

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Thank you to our amazing followers that made this event a crazy, funny, inspiring and wonderful Meet Up, and thank you Maxima magazine for this idea that made our Meet Up much more interesting.

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What to wear to a Children´s birthday party

Once we hit 30, and specially when we become a mother, our social life changes drastically and your social events will be tones of kid´s birthday parties!

Children’s Birthday Parties will be to moms “the social event”, aka the place to be with our girl friends and the place to meet new people, meaning new moms, and of course the place where a lot of photos will be taken, so looking good is totally necessary.

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The problem is how can we even think in looking good if we are going to stress out most of the time dealing with damage control, because we have to be honest there´s a lot that can go wrong. Last year my 5 year old son birthday party was suppose to be perfect, and believe me I worked hard for perfection, but my efforts were in vain, and I choose the worst day of that year. Was raining cats an dogs the entire time, and I had 25 children and I don´t even know how many parents inside the house! Needless to say it was insane, but incredibly my son found everything normal and loved the party. I just love him! :)

However I kept my principle, being a chic and elegant mother to receive all my guests at my son’s party. I think that if we don´t get dressed up for our son´s birthday party what else we will dressed up for? He´s wedding?!?! I just like to dress up, and if I have an excuse (as if I need one) better, and thank God I did it because my son told me that I looked like a princess! 😉

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So what are we going to wear to such a social event, It’s not exactly like dressing for an adult birthday party, kids are messy, chocolate faces can decide to hug our legs at any moment, and usually this parties involve some form of activity that doesn’t exactly mesh well with heels or cute dry-clean only dresses.

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Some moms worry about looking good, for fear that people will ask “why are you all dolled up?” Well, just ignore them, they can be tagged in their oversized sweatpants, and risk being compared to Shrek while you will look Fabulous!

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We all want to leave a good impression, so dress to have fun, try to wear something you normally wouldn’t in your everyday routine and don´t worry about wearing something daring! Meaning, wear that statement skirt, wear that T-shirt with fun prints, wear those flatforms/wedges to give you some height (you may want to stay away from the stilettos though!), and incorporate some funny and colorful accessories that are out of the ordinary.

Here we leave some chic and practical solutions, to make everyone look fabulous at a  children´s party.

Children´s Party Shopping List:

The Spring pieces to buy now under 40€

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Spring is finally here! With sunny days ahead, we’re ready to shed some layers and bring back the floral and more colorful looks into our lives. This season we are specially excited with the straw basket bags, that have been spotted in the arms of some of our favorite style setters. Take a look at some It-girl inspiration, as well as some of our favorite pieces under 40€, and have fun with your Spring shopping.

Spring shopping List: