quarta-feira, 1 de Outubro de 2014

India stole my heart

Invite me to go to India and I will go with you! I could go to India twice a year, no problem :) When I was a kid, me and mom would spend Saturday noon and evening watching Bollywood movies, sometimes 3 in a raw. Once a lady told me I was indian in another life, I had a suffering and tough life with an arragment wedding. I don't really know from where came this passion for India but it's something surreal, magic and cosmic.

Today I decided to show you five places in India I heart and hopefully will come back soon.
 Goa :: This picture represents pretty well what is Goa: Green everywhere. Also beaches with cows :) Some people don't know but Goa is not a city but a state. And no, you won't listen portuguese in the streets but you'll find churches and coffee shops with portuguese names.

 Hampi :: The place you cannot miss in South of India, this incredible mix of huge stones and ruins with the deep green of nature.

 Haridwar :: Rishikesh might be prettier but I prefer smaller places with less tourists. Along Ganges holy river you'll find tons of indians praying, bathing and washing clothes.

 Pushkar :: Belongs to Rajasthan State, my favorite since the culture is seen all over. I was in Pushkar for Camel's Fair so it was very busy so I wanna go back whenever is peaceful. I have a crazy story of a special lassi in this place :D

Varanasi :: Known by the dead bodies in the river, I haven't find any. But dead bodies are burned here and the hashes go to the river so the spirit can go freely. The sunrise in the boat is magic, the most memorable moments of India.

Have you been in India before? Which places would you suggest to visit?

sábado, 27 de Setembro de 2014

Three Reasons why I don't like to be blond?

One ♥ First time my friends see me blond they simply don't reconize me! I mean childhood friends, tweenty years old we know eachother. Something like: I see a friend, I wave all excited and they make this face: "Who the hell is this person I never met before?" and I go like "It's meeee Marta!" when I smile, they finally reconize me.

Two ♥ Since we are mostly latinos in Portugal with dark brown eyes and hair, when men see a blond they can go really crazy. Even if I dress like a freak they will say something like "Uhhh blondie you look so hot!"  There was this guy who pulled over his car just to send me a kiss with his lips. Geeez!

Three  ♥ The maintenance sucks! It's an hard work dude! If you go to the beach all day you gotta use hair sun lotion, if you go to the swimming pool better not dive and make it wet, special expensive mask for bleached hair and the list goes on. My hair grows fast so I have to retouch my roots every 2 weeks (I obviouly don't do that). Way tooooo much work just for hair!

Never in my life I thought to be blond, I think it doesn't match with my personality but I enjoyed to experience how is it to be in a blond side. I bleached my hair because I wanted to dye it a bright color, I was sick of having 4 different colors in my hair. Dyeing my hair orange was a big mistake, it's a hard color to get out of your hair. I just delay to dye it the color I wanted and now I'm finally free to do it, yey! Pictures of the new hair soon :) 

terça-feira, 23 de Setembro de 2014

Basket made out of newspaper DIY

The other day I was bored at home and felt like create something with my hands. I didn't want to spend any money, just use what I have and recycle. I looked around and remembered to see this stall in a crafts fair that was selling necklaces made out of newspapers.
Immediatly checked pinterest for inspiration and then search for a video on how to make a neat basket of newspaper :)

The process is a bit challenging, looks easier to make than it really is and although I liked the result of my basket, is not perfect at all. I think it's easy to make the pieces, the hard part is to connect them, especially the small circles and then the larger ones.

All you need: newspapers, scissors, white glue. hot glue gun, brush, clothing peg and a stick. This is the youtube video I followed to make this DIY project. Yes, it's in spanish but in this case body language is pretty explicit.
I didn't paint my basket in the end because I love the newspaper appearance, looks more organic and real. 

I just made this basket for the fun so I didn't see a utility in the beggining. Well you can actually have it just for decoration, it's beautiful! But then I started thinking what it could be used for... The thing is that it cannot keep tiny or small things because the circles have big holes so I thought about keeping my honey drops there. 

I also had a great time photographing for this post... You can get this basket in so many beautiful prespectives. Your turn to get crafty :) 


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