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JOANA CARDOSO


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27 anos, plus-size blogger e fotógrafa

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30.5.11

Diary - Exam day


Hello, lovelies!

Yesterday was life this, studying for the exam of Art History II, getting a nice chocolate milkshake made by my sweet brother and browsing the internet every now and then, even to study even more.

Ontem foi assim, estudar para o exame de História da Arte II, beber um delicioso batido de leite com chocolate feito pelo meu querido maninho e passear pela internet de vem em quando, mas para estudar ainda mais.


Knowing that the trains were on strike, i had to get up around 10am to have my exam at 2pm. Had a nice calm breakfast, got the bus and met with Joana a little after that, just to catch the subway and make it to college before lunch time.

Sabendo que a maldita CP estava em greve, tive de me levantar por volta das 10 para ir ter um exame às duas da tarde. Tomei um belo pequeno almoço com calma, apanhei o autocarro, encontrei-me com a Joana pouco depois, e ala para apanhar o metro até à faculdade e chegar lá antes da hora de almoço.


Vegetarian lunch for me (first image) and keep reading some sumaries while it wasn't time for the exam. Läetitia joined us and we were pretty much freaking out at times.

Almoço vegetariano para mim (primeira imagem) e continuar a ler resumos enquanto não era a hora do exam. A Läetitia juntou-se a nós e posso dizer que ouve alturas em que estavamos a desesperar.


Exam from 2 to 4pm and then just as i planned we gathered together and marched to the Armazém do Caffé, to have our afternoon 'tea', per say.

Exame entre as 2 e as 4 da tarde e a seguir tal como tinha planeado rumamos ao Armazém do Caffé que abriu ao lado do Sá da Bandeira para lanchar.


We went nuts and had fun. We really needed this time to relax after the damn exam...that actually went well.

Ficamos tolinhas e divertimo-nos. Estavamos mesmo a precisar depois do maldito exame...que por acaso me correu bem.

Orange juice, smoothies,tea,cappuccinos and my delicious Mocca Frappe.

Sumo de laranja,smoothies,chá,cappucinos e o meu delicioso Mocca Frappe.

Scones and jam, toasts and a Rocky Road Muffin (damn,that thing is good).

Scones com compota, torradas e um muffin Rocky Road (meu deus,que delicia).


And that's it, lovelies!!! Pretty much...
How was your day?





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29.5.11

My hair routine!


Hello,lovelies!

I told you a while back i would come and talk about my hair and doing so i decided to include the list of the few products i wear so i can talk more clearly about things. You see that i use a handfull of products, but this is my routine at the moment, so i don't use much more to style my hair, like hairspray and styling creams (those only come in hand very rarely) as i am doing my best to take care of my hair with the Vichy treatment and good products to keep it protected.

Eu disse à um temtinho atrás que iria fazer um post sobre o meu cabelo e ao pensar melhor sobre o assunto decidi juntar uma lista dos poucos produtos que uso para assim poder falar melhor sobre este tema. Podem ver que uso muito poucos produtos, mas esta é a minha rotina de momento, não uso demasiadas coisas para estilizar o cabelo, ou seja lacas e mousses (uso coisas do género apenas de vem em quando) porque, como sabem, ando a tratar do meu cabelo o melhor que consigo com o tratamento da Vichy e produtos de qualidade para o manter protegido.

(in English from this point on, as it may get a little long,will add translation if i have more time,soon)

Vichy Dercos Aminexil SP94 Hair Loss Treatment (ampules)
Started this treatment around three weeks ago, after various recommendations, both from online blogs, friends and people that know about the matter. I have known for a good while that Vichy Dercos is one of the best brands in hair care out there, it may be expensive,quite much but at least i know i am using something good. Usually i wash my hair and apply an ampule after i gently dry my hair a little with a towel, 3 times a week. The box i got brings 12 ampules and the price goes between 36€ and 41€, it's a good investment even if i need a second box as normal treatment lasts 2 months. I am now with the idea of doing this 2 times a year, Spring and Autumn when my hair goes worse.

Vichy Dercos Aminexil SP94 Hair Loss Treatment (shampoo)
Got this shampoo one month ago before i started with the ampules. Price goes around 11€ and it's a great complement to the ampules treatment. It's nice and easy to wear, leaves a nice smell and feel to the hair and it's highly recommended to use during the whole treatment. I do believe i will keep buying this one for a while, now in 400ml formate as i found it to coast 16€ instead of the 11€ for the 200ml one.

Syoss Repair Therapy Conditioner (for split ends repair)
Not using it right at the moment as conditoner usually leaves my hair a little more oily and heavy, but i used it for four months and this last time i got my hair cut my hairdressed said i had a perfect hair, in terms of not having a single split hair, which was a common in me. So i am saying that this works and does a great job.Has it comes in a big pack and you don't have to use much each time it lasts for months, so it's worth to buy it and coasts around 7€.

Syoss Heat Protect Styling Spray
I use the blow drier often after washing my hair, and now with the straightning and curling irons i do need something that protects my precious hair from the heat so knowing Syoss is a great brand, for me at least,i decided to grab this one. I spray it over my wet hair after i was and then just blow dry it naturally,or once it's dry and want to style my hair with the iron i just spray it normally and do the work. Used it once only,got it this morning so i can't say much yet about it,but it felt good on my hair and left this really nice smell.


So, those are my products, my friends on health and hair beauty!
What do you use? Any good recommendations?

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25.5.11

On hair coloring...posssibly!


Hello,lovelies!

Well, i woke up this morning to the mailman delivering this for me. It's a kit of hair coloring, the Sublime Mousse from L'Oreal that i won in a giveaway that they were doing in their Facebook page. I asked myself for the color 56, called Hot Chocolate, that is a redish pretty tone and i would love to try in myself. Not yet sure if i'll use it or not as in 21 years of life i never painted my hair permanently, just used coloration twice and it was the type that washes off and in a couple showers and weeks, but if i get to do so it will be in over a month or so after i end my hair loss treatment, wich i will soon talk about.

Bem, acordei hoje de manha com o carteiro a entregar-me esta encomenda. Um kit de coloração, o Sublime Mousse da L'Oreal que ganhei num concurso que eles fizeram na página da L'Oreal do Facebook. Eu pedi a cor 56, chamada de Chocolate Quente, que é mais um tom ruivo/castanho avermelhado que eu adorava experimentar. Ainda não tenho a certeza se o vou usar ou não,afinal nunca pintei o cabelo permanentemente, apenas usei daquelas colorações que desaparecem com as lavagens em algumas semanas, mas se acabar por usar vai ser apenas daqui a um mês ou assim, já que ando a fazer um tratamento anti queda,do qual vou falar em breve.

And one more picture, this time a little afternoon snack. Cereals yogurt and home made low on sugar strawberry jam. It's so hot here, like sauna hot, with heavy weather, rain every now and then, seems tropical. God,can't handle this well.

E mais uma foto, desta feita o meu lanchinho. Iogurte de cereais com compota de morango com muito pouço açúcar na sua confecção e feita aqui em casa. Está tanto calor, parece uma sauna, e o céu está pesado, chove de vem em quando, parece um clima tropical. Meu deus, não aguento isto.

How is everyone doing?
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22.5.11

Sunday Morning + OOTD


Hello, lovelies!

Hope you're all having a nice Sunday. Mine has been good so far, sunny, with a great morning and now watching the Portuguese Cup game, rooting for my club, the great F.C.Porto. Yes,if you didn't know i am a pretty huge football fan, and Porto has been the team of my heart ever since i can remember, it sort of runs in my veins...it's a family thing!

Espero que estejam todos a ter um Domingo em grande. O meu tem sido bom até agora, com solzinho, uma manhã fantástica e agora a ver o jogo da Taça de Portugal, a torcer pelo meu clube, o grande F.C.Porto. Sim, porque se não sabiam então ficam a saber que sou uma fã enorme de futbol e o Porto tem sido a equipa do meu coração desde que me lembro, acho que me corre nas veias...bem de família!


Bag,Tee,Jeans - Primark | Flats - Blanco


Photos were taken by my sweet brother, who is a fashionista too, as much as a 17 year old boy can be but doesn't want to be around in photos....for now!

Fotos tiradas pelo meu querido maninho, que é também ele um fashionista, bem, na medida em que um rapaz de 17 anos possa ser,vocês sabem. Ele ainda não quer aparecer em fotos aqui no blog...por enquanto!


And this is what my morning was like. Sleepy face me,swollen face due to allergies, getting down to IKEA and having a huge breakfast there (i was so stuffed once i was over with it!).

E a minha manhã foi assim. Uma cara ensonada, uma cara inchada devido às alergias, rumo à IKEA e um pequeno-almoço gigantesco (estava tão cheia quando acabei!).


Coming home we decided to take the long way and take the roads by the beach and the river. So pleasant and made me want to go to the beach so badly. Soon!!!

À vinda para cara decidimos vir pelo caminho mais longo e ir pela beira-mar e a marginal. Foi tão bom e deu-me uma vontade tão grande de ir para a praia. Em breve,Joaninha,em breve!


My beautiful city, my Porto!!! And of course the stadium of Champions! PORTO!!!

A minha linda cidade, o meu Porto!!! E claro o estádio dos Campeões! PORTO!!!



Great sunday for all and a good week too! I will be in Lisbon on Friday!

Bom Domingo para todos e boa semana também! Vou estar por Lisboa na Sexta!
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21.5.11

Paint me in Colors


Hello, lovelies!

A very quick post with a new OOTD, i am a busy bee and will be getting much worse within the next weeks with final exams and final project to deliver in college. Oh yes,student's life is a chaos!

Um post muito rápido com um novo OOTD, ando numa correria desenfreada e vai ficar bem pior nas próximas semanas com exames finais e trabalhos e projectos para entregar na faculdade. Ah pois é, vida de estudante é o verdadeiro caos!


Top - C&A | Belt - Blanco | Skirt - Primark | Shoes - Blanco


Only used this skirt twice, and both times for a very short time. I feel so nice with it, it's so comfortable but i'm always afraid something will be showing up as i feel as the skirt loves to roll up in my waist, loosing coverage in my legs,or maybe that's just my mind playing tricks on me. May need a few more wears to make sure if it's keeper or something to go-go!

Só usei esta saia duas vezes, por muito pouco tempo em ambas. Sinto-me muito bem com ela, é confortable, bastante até, mas tenho sempre medo que esteja a mostrar mais do que o que deva já que sinto que esta saia adora subir cintura acima, destapando-me umas perninhas, é isso ou então a minha mente anda-me a pregar partidas.
Acho que vou precisar de usá-las mais algumas vezes para saber se fico com ela ou se a mando à vida.

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17.5.11

Friday,Friends and Food


Hello, lovelies!

This is how my last Fridy was like,at least the good part of it (after dentist,where i was given four and a half anesthesias and geometry studying). | A minha passada Sexta-Feira foi assim, pelo menos a parte boa (depois de uma ida ao dentista aonde levei quatro anestesias e meia e ainda estudar geometria).


There is this amazing bunch of people at college that now decided that every Friday night is a night for having dinner, cooked by one of us and served to a large table of friends, always in the college yard or now,more likely, in this little place we found right next to it where the gentlemen were so kind to let us barrow to cook and use to our parties. | Há na faculdade um monte de gente espectacular que decidiu que daqui para a frente todas as Sextas são noites para nós fazermos um jantar de faculdade,por assim dizer,aonde cada um (à vez) cozinha para os outros todos. Tudo isto é feito (ou foi feito uma única vez) no jardim da faculdade, mas agora encontramos este sítio mesmo lá ao lado (o Praça da Alegria F.C.) aonde os senhores super simpáticos nos cederam de bom grado o espaço,tanto da cozinha como o seu magnífico 'quintal' aonde podemos fazer a nossa festa e cozinha.


So, last Friday we cooked tuna pasta, with mushrooms,heavy cream,tomato sauce...and oh it was heaven!!! | Então, na Sexta passada cozinhamos massa de atum, com cogumelos, natas, molho de tomate...só vos digo que estava tãooooo bom!!!


The table was set in the backyard, all in white, with chocolate cake,bread,cheese,cherries,water,bear and wine! And of course,good mood!!! | A mesa foi posta no quintal, toda branquinha, com bolo de chocolate, queijo, broa, cerejas,água,cerveja e vinho! E claro, boa disposição!!!


We gathered all,people started arriving,we put on nice music,toasted and the dinner was started. | Juntamo-nos,o pessoal começou a chegar,pusemos boa música,brindamos e demos início ao jantar.


Tuna pasta from heaven! | Massa de atum divinal!

Läe,Lulu and I! | A Läe,a Lulu e eu!
Fun,fun,fun!!! (no,i'm not Rebecca Black)


And with much fun,much food and our friends all together the night was over...well,i came out much earlier,but still! | E assim com muita diversão,muita comida e amigos todos juntos a noite acabou...bem,eu vim embora bastante cedo!

Bring on this next Friday!!!
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16.5.11

What if you could be something else?

Hello, lovelies!!!

Vampire Diaries...
...Moonlight...
...True Blood?

Which one do you pick? | Qual é a vossa escolha?

EN: It's no news that i'm myself a nerd,a Photoshop geek, a 'fangs' lover and love myself some crazy stuff. That said and known and with not much to show from this last days, i bring you some of my crazy creations done with the darkest hours...or should i say boring hours? Well,well, i think every blog needs a bit of fun and geekness too, so here is my contribute.

PT: Não é novidade que sou uma nerd, uma geek do Photoshop, uma amante de 'presas' e adoro coisas malucas. Assim sendo e sabendo que não tenho muito para mostrar dos dias que passaram, eu trago-vos algumas criações malucas feitas nas minhas horas mais obscuras...ou deverei dizer horas de tédio? Bem,bem, eu acho que todos os blogs também precisam de um bocadinho de piada e geekness, por isso aqui está o meu contributo.

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12.5.11

Giveaway Winner


Hello, lovelies!

One quick post to let you know the winner of the last giveaway i hosted at my blog....

Drum rolls please...


Congratulations Daniela!
Random.org picked you, from the 61 lovely entries as the winner of the Birthday Giveaway! I will soon contact you and send out your gifts!

Winner was picked with random.org . I had to desqualify Little Miss Perfect, i am sorry dear but your entry came out of the time (May 6th,5pm GMT)

Keep an eye out,i will soon be back with some more!
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9.5.11

Keep your photo friends close


Hello, lovelies!!!

This is a post i have been thinking of doing for a while, this one and a photo edition post that i have ready to put up soon, just need some more writting down, easy stuff for you to understand and then i can post it.

Vou fazer este post inteiramente em inglês, com a excepção desta parte, uma vez que pode-se tornar um bocadinho longo e muito específico quanto a certos termos, espero que percebam, se tiverem dúvidas deixam um comentário ou enviem um e-mai, como acharem melhor.

This five objects are my faithful friends when it comes to do all the thousands of photos i do every single month, either it's OOTDs, my photography projects or just documenting my life.
It's time to do a little review about them.

Pentax Optio M40 - I do believe this camera is no longer available in the market, as i had it for three years or so. It's a 8MP compact camera with one the best qualities i have ever seen. It's perfect for general photos and it makes the most amazing macros. It has a really small body,it fits into a jeans pocket, and it's very much resistant. This camera went to hell and back with me and still works perfectly but for my needs it no longer does the work i want, however i would recomment this in blink of an eye if you ever wanted something simple and easy to bring with you every day without taking much space.

Lumix DMC-F3 - I got this camera for my birthday in April. It's a 12MP compact camera,small body, works with lithium batteries, just like the Pentax, and it has a very good 28mm lens that will let you do good landscape photos. It works well but i have to still learn a lot with it.Best part is the HD movies you can make with it,amazing for a low priced compact camera.

Vivitar VPT-2457 - Got this tripod on the same time my Canon arrived. I wanted one for a while as it makes everything much easier,mostly if you want OOTDs out in the road and don't feel like compromising your cameras' life by making it balance in a narrow space, like i did so many times.
It goes up to 170cm, it's very stable and easy to use and carry around, not heavy at all and it does the function that i got it for. Bought it for 40€,in promotion and i think it was a great deal. You can use it with DSLRs,compacts or video cameras.

Canon EOS 550D - My most dear possession right now, so many years looking after a DSLR and finally have it. I can that if you have the possibility get one, like this, you won't need a better one right away.Yes i would love to have a Canon 5D Mark II, but that is a dream i will leave for later. This is a 18mp divice, Canon calls it the 'baby 7D', it's great, makes photos with an extraordinary quality and although it's not the most affordable thing ever it's worth every cent. You'll see,if you have the chance, that it's very easy to work with it,you can either go to a auto or manual mood and you'll soon be knowingall the setting you need to make great photos. This camera also shoots HD videos and they are so very good, i will do some decent ones myself and then show you.

Canon EFS 18-55mm - This is the lens that came with the camera, most cameras will bring lens withing this range in their packs.It works and does the work, it's simple to go with and when you can't afford another one for a while you'll have to go with this.Not saying it's good but i can't wait to get my hands on a 50mm and another one that goes up to 200,300 or 400mm!!

This is all for now. What do you use? Any advice? I would love to hear.


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5.5.11

Oxfords and Ruffles + Last remember for Giveaway



Cardigan - Zara | Tunic - H&M | Denim Shorts - DIY | Tights - Primark | Oxfords - Primark

Hello, lovelies!!!

EN: My dear Lae snapped this two quick shots of my outfit today as we were playing with my Lumix (sorry for having less quality). It was just a delightful day, easy classes, sun sun sun, even if with a little wind in the afternoon, and so much fun with all the peeps from college. It's just great to laugh during a whole lunch and after it.
Using shorts for the first time in many,many years. This ones are DIY and not extremely short but i still have to pair them with tights, i would never have the guts to wear them without any.


PT: A fofa da minha Lae tirou estas duas fotos rapidinhas do meu outfit hoje, já que andava-mos a brincar com a minha Lumix (desculpem por alguma falta de qualidade das imagens). Foi um dia tão bom, aulinhas calmas, sol sol sol, mesmo que se tenha levantado um ventinho irritante de tarde, e foi mesmo bom ter um tempo maravilho com a malta da faculdade. É das melhores coisas rir imensamente durante um almoço inteiro e ainda depois disso.
Hoje usei calções pela primeira vez em muitos,muitos anos. Estes são DIY e não são demasiado curtos mas mesmo assim juntei-lhes um par de collants, sinceramente eu nunca teria a coragem para usar calções sem meais.




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4.5.11

May the fourth be with you!



Hey,lovelies!!!

For those who don't know my hardcore nerd side,here it's, in honour of Star Wars day,a simple quick shot and a hooray for all the SW fans out there! You go,stormtroopers.

This is a lifestyle blog,and this is my life,so,there you go!

May the fourth be with you!
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