Color Splash

Happy to be alive and well here, how about you my friends?! It’s a busy summer and bout to get busier. Momma Sasá is on her way here and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see her (it’s been a year and a half since I last saw my mommy!!). It’s a lot to juggle but I’m super looking forward to it.

To go along with my joyful mood nothing better than a post with lots of happy colors!!





I always get asked what lashes I wear when I do wear them, it’s Ardell wispies (great price and natural looking! Best bang for your buck!) All color by Laura Mercier, my favorite nude lip that has a hint of gray to it is LM in color Angelic. Love, love, love it!!!


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Cocoa Brown-ie !

Hey ladies and gents what’s shaking?! This beggining of summer here in the corn fields have been rather odd. Stormy and overcast days seem to be the norm lately and ever since I was sent this little treasure here I can’t stop gushing about my tan!! Yes I’ve been rocking skirts and showing off my tan legs waaaaay before anyone else at work thanks to Cocoa Brown :)

Ok, let me share some facts about why Cocoa Brown is different from other self tanners on the market (since I was suuuuper skeptical myself), here are the main features of this best selling 1 hour tan:

– Accelerating ingredients mean that this revolutionary, speedy self-tan develops into a rich Cocoa Brown colour in just 1 HOUR.
– Once rinsed off, your tan will last for between 5 and 7 days.
– Signature Tahitian Gardenia scent-NO fake tan pong!
– Moisturising and kind enough to be used on both face and body.
– Easy to apply mousse, fast-drying, non-stick and fades evenly.
– Vegetable derived DHA and No Parabens = kind to sensitive skin.
– As always Cocoa Brown tan is brown, not orange.
See for yourself ( I had no time to sunbathe yet this spring/summer. I applied Cocoa Brown in the morning around 11am, and took the pictures around 2pm):
Cocoa Brown is an Irish company and their self tanner is the number 1 selling product of its kind all over Ireland and UK, they and have won multiple awards for their range.  CB have just recently launched in the New York and Miami Rickys NYC stores and online at rickysnyc.com . I personally use the Tanning Mitt to apply myself so it goes on smooth and doesn’t stain my hands.
Other places you can find Cocoa Brown in the States are: Cloud 10 Beauty and Amazon (they all have different prices though, it’s a matter of retailer choice!)
I’m not into self tanning myself and never liked the smell of self tanners plus I was horrified with the orange color I’ve seen around. To be honest I don’t even think I have good coordination to apply stuff evenly and never thought these kind of products were for me anyway. The reason why I decided to go ahead and write this post is because I’m blown away with the results and how easy it is to apply. It doesn’t have “that” smell and you can see your color changing right when you apply the product. The color gets darker as time goes by but I love being able to see where I applied and where I’m missing! Totally fool proof if you ask me :)  The first time I used CB I applied only on my legs but after a few uses I love it so much I’m now applying all over my body including my face! Yay for no make days :D
 Billabong Bikini (Sold out – similar HERE); Persol aviators; JCrew Earrings and Cocoa Brown self tanner!
I did try to dig for a discount coupon for my readers but they don’t do this kind of promotion yet, hopefully in the future!! I certainly hope you enjoyed this post and please if you give it a go let me know your thoughts, I’m dying to know if you guys will all have the same results as mine!

Karina Signature“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NLT)

I loved this prayer and wanted to share with you guys:

” Father, thank You for Your faithfulness in all seasons of my life. I trust that my time is coming, and I choose to remain faithful. I submit my ways to You today and trust that You have the best plan for my life in Jesus name. Amen” Joel Osteen Ministries



Denim days are perfect for sunny spring weather, we can do a pair of tennis shoes or some floral heels depending on what you’ll be doing…    

Abercrombie jeans; H&M denim shirt; Dolce Vita floral heels; Tom Ford Iris sunnies and Kate Spade Mercer Isle Sloan

Lots of love my peeps! 



Proverbs 16:4-5New Living Translation (NLT) “4 The Lord has made everything for his own purposes,  even the wicked for a day of disaster. 5 The Lord detests the proud;  they will surely be punished.”


The Choo!

Hey gals, I finally put the Choo’s to walk! I gifted myself for Mother’s Day with a pair of patent blue leather pumps and am currently celebrating every minute of these babies, after all the first pair of Jimmy’s we never forget…or stop celebrating!



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Jimmy Choo Shoes, Helmut Lang Dress -sold out (another one I love), J.Crew clutch (old), Stella and Dot bracelet and earrings, TJMaxx thin necklaces, Tom Ford Alicia sunnies.


Laura Mercier smooth creme foundation and Nars Persia eyeshadow. (I played with the shadow at work and I’m soooo in love now it just made it’s way to my wish list!!)


 Mark 11:24  “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”Karina Signature


Gratis Haul: Laura Mercier + More!

Sooo ladies I haven’t filmed a video in a looong time and because I have been getting a lot of requests from my Brazilian girlies I decided to film one in Portuguese. If you are willing to watch it in a different language go for it, but warning: as a good Brazilian gal I talk waaaay too much so be sure to fast forward when I blab non-stop! Hehehe next video will be up next week and it’s in English :)


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Phil 2:14 NIV 14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[a] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.”


Mom’s Day Flow

Yesssss starting my Mother’s Day weekend having a Friday night to myself to do whatever I want!!! So for starters I got back from work and poured myself a glass of wine, made a HUGE pop corn bowl and topped off with lots of parmesan cheese and garlic tabasco while watching a “bad for the kids” Brazilian soap opera and off to blog a little….feeling good baby! Hahahahaha so now I’m still wearing this makeup look that I absolutely love and feel great wearing it and refuse to let go of it till bed time!!!! Hoping you’ll love it too…

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I’m sorry for the picture overload I just couldn’t pic a favorite, I have a humongous weakness for smoky eyes so EVERYTIME I have one on I just feel my best…hope you can get pass that and get the feeling!!!  Here’s the little black list of what I wore on my face (which are definitely my latest addictions!!!):

Laura Mercier Radiance Primer

YSL Touche Eclat in Beige 60

Clé de Peau Beauté concealer in Honey mixed with the same primer

MAC bronzer in refined golden all over, including as a blush

Kiss faux lah

Laura Mercier eye primer in Wheat

Laura Mercier Fresco eyeshadow on my crease

Nars Sophia and Nars New York eye shadows all over

Nars Sophia eyeshadow on lower lash

Lancome eye pencil in Black coffee lined inside the eye, up and down

Revlon Nude lipstick

Laura Mercier Bare Naked lipgloss

Mascara is a mix of Marc Jacobs and Dior Overcurl

Now that I got the makeup look out of my system I can talk about clothes!! Hehehehe it’s funny I got MAJOR complis on my dress today, once again…this is a great buy….better yet I checked and it’s still available!


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Color Schemer: Tan & Green

What a great combo these two colors make! Yes it’s a bit fall-ish but who cares, it works!! I don’t know about you but along with the 70′s trend-a-ton I’m seeing way more fall colors on trend for spring and summer than ever. For starters think the pantone color of the year is Marsala, which it’s been on my favorites list for quite sometime now…my point is, just because it’s not bright and loud it doesn’t mean you can’t wear ;) got it?! Another good point about the trends is the huge suede invasion in the colors that were pretty in back them such as Tan, Cognac, Caramel etc..

Ok, enough of blah-blah-blahs the look is pretty casual but can be office appropriate with a few changes.

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Lucky Brand tan leather jacket (sold out online but HERE’s a leather vest that I also love!) ; Vince silk blouse; Joe’s Jeans military green leggings; Vince Camuto Tan booties; J.Crew necklace and bangels and Stella and Dot bracelets.

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As for the makeup look I used Laura Mercier Smooth Creme foundation in Vanilla Beige; Caviar stick in Jungle along with Fresco eye shadow on the crease and lower lash line and my latest love YSL Kiss & Blush in the color 10 on lips and cheeks! Name necklace is Stella and Dot and earrings J.Crew.

Awesome day mes amis and welcome sunshine!!!! #whooohooo


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” Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” Phil 3: 13-14


Kiwis, Apples & Limes….Cheers!

The big print on my pants raised different opinions and of course guesses on what kind of fruit that was! I see kiwis but some of my friends saw apples and even limes….some might have thought I was a walking live margarita :D hum I would like that!!! Regardless of what kind of fruit is actually printed on the pants I love them and have worn only once since I bought them last year at Zara Chicago. Soooo, I was excited to wear them again…bring on the sunshine and let’s do this!!!!


Kiwi3 Sorry I’ve been playing too much with my blur app! J.Crew necklace; Target tank top; Joie silk blouse; BCBG Max Azria jacket; Zara Pants; Rachel Roy pumps and Rebecca Minkoff studded wallet on a chain.


J.Crew Necklace close up! On sale now  ;)  along with earrings! MAC lipstick i Cream Cup and Orly Professional Nail Color in Pink Nude


J.Crew bracelets; Michael Kors watch and rings from various places such as H&M and Forever 21

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#InstaLoveLately (dois)

Ready for the second dose of Insta love?! Not sure you’ve noticed but I’m posting a look of face so you guys can see the makeup and other of the body. Let me know if you like these. They are definitely quicker to do, also be gentle on critics since I’m having no time to “polish” the pictures :o




All black with a pop of color on the shoes and the lips!!

Zac Posen for Target pleated skirt; H&M button up; Rebecca Minkoff mini mac lilac bag; I.N.C fuchsia pumps; Tom Ford Alicia sunnies


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My sataple B&W along with a pop of coral. Every time I wear this Stella and Dot necklace I get noticed…it’s amazing indeed!!! I usually wear the ring separately but since the outfit was so muted I went for drama!!! Hahahaha

Les Copain leather skirt; Target t-shirt; Saks Off 5Th outlet pumps.



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“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6




#InstaLoveLately (Um)

Since time is short now a days I got the idea from some fellow amazeballs bloggers to do a blog update on my Insta action, yes but a bit more in depth. I hate to overload my friends with lots of pictures of the same look on instagram and I’m know I’m ridiculous for thinking that since the majority of my followers are in fact there to see the #ootd pictures. Call me self conscious I know I am, hopefully one day I won’t give to much of a thought of what people think of me BUT for now I’ll stick with overloading my blog posts with pics and attract my insta love to my blog love!!

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Stella and Dot small name necklace; True Religion suede pants; Nine West tan pumps; Louis Vuitton small speedy bag; JCrew long necklace; Saks Fifth Avenue printed long sleeve blouse.


Yes, I had these saved from even before I got my hair cut and trust me there’s a whole lot more…sometimes it’s hard to post and reply to friends so I end up not even posting :(


IMG_3239.JPG IMG_3238.JPG IMG_3242.JPGThis look was right after haircut, sunny but chili, don”t be fooled!! Although by now we should be good wearing dresses everyday!! Stella and Dot jewelry; Zara printed dress; JCrew bow flats; Rebecca Minkoff mini mac lilac bag; Tom Ford Whitney sunnies

Since I don’t want to overwhelm you guys I’ll do these looks in one post and another two tomorrow, stay tuned!!


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Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” John 20:29