Top 9 Beauty Foods: How to Get the Glow From Within


So, I was reading this article on Lulu’s blog and all I can say right now is THEY WORK, we are constantly being advertised to buy products that sometimes doesn’t really work for us, and we end up buying things that we don’t really need but to be honest, as it says on the title you can get the glow from within. Why I say They Work? 8 months from now I changed my diet and this are basically the foods I have in my fridge, fruits, vegetables, nuts and I drink much more water than before, my skin looks wonderful. As I said in previous posts, if you want the skin of your dreams you have to start with your nutrition, this is way more important than all these fancy products you see on commercials. If you change the way you eat, you are also changing your life, not just because of a beautiful skin but you change your mood, the way you see yourself, you feel better, everything just comes from withing.

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They say that you are what you eat and that beauty comes from the inside out…well both are true! Being the largest organ in the body, the skin is an immediate indication whether or not someone is healthy. And healthy is, well, beautiful! Sure you can use all kinds of ointments and treatments topically, but there’s no way you’re going to get that deep, clear glow from the outside in. So here are our top favorite skin-friendly foods to help you eat yourself beautiful!

1: Water: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! We can’t say it enough. With our bodies being made mostly of water, this one seems like a no-brainer but it’s the one people tend to overlook the most. Being one of the cheapest and most effective ways to get beautiful skin, drinking your eight daily glasses will not only flush your skin of toxins, but keep you looking vibrant, young, and radiant.

2: Coconut: Coconut oil is full of Vitamin E, which is about the most moisturizing and nourishing thing you can give your skin. Vitamin E combats skin-aging free radicals, protects skin from sun damage due to UV-sunlight-generated free radicals, and holds in moisture to make your skin appear younger and more supple. Coconut is great externally too and can be used as a frizz-decreasing hair mask or as an ultra moisturizing alternative to shaving cream.

3: Avocado: Chock full of vitamins A, C,  E, and monounsaturated fats, avocados assist in keeping skin soft, supple, and super moisturized.  They’re not only good for your eyes, heart, brain, and skin, but they even contain amazing regenerative properties that help fight cancer. You can slice them up and toss them in a salad or on top of your morning eggs, but we like to eat ours with a spoon (and a sprinkle of sea salt)!

We couldn’t include all the amazing benefits we love about avocados, so you can check out more here: 25 Amazing Skin & Hair Benefits of Avocados

4: Leafy Greens: From kale to spinach, fresh leafy greens basically contain an entire alphabet of vitamins (A, B complex, C, E and K), and manganese, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, protein, folate, and phosphorus to boot! These vitamins help your skin produce more fresh new cells and get rid of the old ones, keeping your skin looking bright and radiant. Whip up a fresh spinach salad for lunch and decrease your risk for wrinkles as well as cancer.

5:  Dark Chocolate: An excuse to eat more chocolate? Yes, please! But make sure it’s dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content. Not only will it help improve your mood, but it contains a range of antioxidants that help improve complexion, keep skin looking smooth and younger, and help provide protection against the harmful UV rays of the sun. Boasting more antioxidants than blueberries, green tea, and red wine, this sweet treat should definitely be a part of your daily beauty routine.

6: Blueberries: These sweet superfoods are totally packed with antioxidants (Vitamin E and C) and phytochemicals that not only help repair damaged tissues, but help protect our skin tissues from further harm and premature aging. These make a great addition to your morning oatmeal or a fresh salad. Other berries such as raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries also provide similar benefits.

7: Almonds: Almonds are high in antioxidants that help detoxify and beautify your skin and are another great source of Vitamin E, which is basically our favorite skin-nourishing vitamin! These make a great protein-packed snack

8: Sweet Potato: Not only are they loaded with fiber (basically your body’s internal scrub brush) but they are one of the top sources for beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that helps repair and renew your skin to give it that youthful glow. Bake these in the oven and top with salsa and sour cream for a blood sugar stabilizing and mood enhancing meal.

9: Salmon: This lean meat contains zinc and omega-3 fatty acids that, with consistent intake, can reduce dryness and inflammation, prevent skin from aging fast,  and fight eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Plus, foods with high protein can help to speed up the skin’s natural healing process. Spritz with lemon and a sprinkle of dill before throwing on the BBQ for the perfect summer meal.

Salmon with Avocado & Poached Egg

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This meal is very simple to do, light weight and is packed with lots of nutrients, which have many benefits on overall health. The salmon avocado egg is one of my favorite to go dishes, I eat this at least once or twice a week and my metabolism works pretty fast, especially if I drink a lot of water. Well, I failed on doing the poached egg, well, was just an attempt but the dish was really delicious anyway, and the flavors were all there.

Remember, this is a portion for one person.

  1. Season the salmon the way you like, I used salt, cayenne pepper, chives and lemon pepper, give the salmon a nice rub, and cover in aluminum paper 2. Place the salmon in the oven 400 degrees temperature and let it cook for 20 minutes 3. Cut avocado in slices, I used half avocado 4. Chop Red and green onions for topping 5. On top of the unwrapped salmon put the red onions, then the poached egg and the green onions on top of it.

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Wafer Dessert


The Wafer Dessert is creamy and crunchy, flavorful, despite not being the healthiest but is surely delicious so is worthy all the calories. . The portions I used are equivalent to two mugs, perfect for romantic lunch or dinner. The steps are very simple and easy to do, all you need is love and the ingredients I will mention below.


14oz of Condensed Milk
2 Gamesa Marias Rolled Cookies
15oz Heavy Cream
A Pinch of Salt


Instructions: 1. Beat the heavy cream in a metal mixing bowl for best results, use a hand mixer and beat it until gain consistency  2. Grind the biscuits, the biscuit on top is going to be a little bit more grounded for a more clean presentation. 3. Add the condensed milk to the same bowl with the heavy whipped cream, and brit it up more ’til all the flavors mix together (taste the sugar, adjust if needed) 4. When the cream is ready and the biscuits are ground start layering the dessert, add half inch of cream, half inch of biscuits and cinnamon  5. Repeat the process until it fills up to the top 6. On top, add a thin layer of the ground biscuits for crunchiness and some more cinnamoon 7. Get it to the fridge for 30 minutes and after so is ready to be served.


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  • The colder the cream, the easier to whip
  • Use a metal mixing bowl for the cream for best results
  • In case you don’t have cinnamon, coffee can be used
  • Use a whisk if you don’t have a food processor

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6 Gorgeous Lipsticks For Fall


If you are looking for lipsticks for fall,  you are at the right place, I’ve selected my current favorite lipsticks for fall and they suit perfectly any skin tonI always got scared of using dark lipsticks because I always thought I was already dark enough for a bold lipstick, but as I was changing myself, my personality, I gained much more confidence so I started wearing them. Truth be told, the lipstick says a lot about  a woman, if you are looking for something that is going to make you look fearless and very confident try the lipsticks I am going to mention below. Also, check other lipsticks from the same brand, click on the links to be redirected to their website.

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  1. Colored Raine “Raine Fever”
  2. Colored Raine “Plum Fairy”
  3. Mac Cosmetics “Living Legend”
  4. Limecrime “Black Velvet”
  5. Dose Of Color “Berry Me”
  6. Anastasia Beverly Hills “Vintage”


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Fried Pork Tenderloin


You must have noticed that my level of cooking is easy, I’ve never make hard recipes and this one right here is one of them. Pork Tenderloin is a protein really easy to to cook with, is tender and tasty, I have another recipe of Roasted Pork Tenderloin, that I actually think it was very dry, so this time I managed the make time it juicer and moist, it definitely was. The secret is to not  put the meat in the oven, it prevents the meat from get dry.


Pork Tenderloin
Cayenne Pepper
Garlic Salt
Oilive Oil
Whip Cream

Instructions: 1. Season the tenderloin with garlic salt, cayenne pepper, lemon and beer (Let it marinate overnight) 2. Heat olive oil in a pan, after a couple minutes start friying the tenderloin. 3. Fry each side 3 minutes, while frying press the meat with the help of a spoon or a fork 4. Remove the meat from the pan, and cut like slices to see how raw it is, and cook better on the inside 5. After cook  a little bit more pour all the beer into the pan and the whip cream to taste until you get the texture you want 6. Mix everything up until get a homogene creamy mixture 7. With the help of a spoon cover the tenderloin 8. Remove the tenderloin from the pan, serve it on a plate  with the sauce on top, use chives for garnish and the plate is ready.


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Prosciutto toast


I’ve always loved prosciutto, as a sandwich lover I like to explore all types of meats on my sandwiches but  prosciutto is one of my favorite. This snack was inspired by a picture I saw on Chrissy Teigen’s instagram, love to see pictures of very yummy dishes and recreate it. It’s light and very healthy dish and easy to prepare, packed with very health ingredients as protein, good facts, antioxidants and seeds, this might also take place on one of your favorites snacks if given a try. Follow instructions  to achieve the same result or even tastier.


3 Slices of prosciutto
1 avocado
1 tomato
1/2 onion
1 boiled egg
Garlic Salt
Olive Oil
Ground Peppercorn
Italian Seeded Bread


Instructions: 1. Start by boiling an egg before everything else (If you want a hard-cooked yolk, its gonna take about 15 min) 2. Spread olive oil onto the bread and toast bread under broiler 3. Cut the avocado, peel it,mash it in a bowl and season it with garlic salt 4. Slice the onions and the tomato 5. Remove the bread when its toasted golden brown in color 6. Separate the prosciutto, make stripes out of them 7. Start plating by putting exactly the same portion of prosciutto on both bread slices 8. Add the exact same portion of the avocado on both 9. Do the same with sliced tomates and onions10. When the egg is ready slice it and put it on top, to complete the dish add a bit of ground peppercorn to taste.



Tomato Cabbage Soup


Very easy and tasteful, this soup is an excellent source of  vitamin C, manganese and fiber. Tomate and cabbage are two vegetables really high in nutrients that help detoxify the body, bringing many benefits to your body as weight loss. Despite being rich in nutrients, this two vegetables are also really easy to cook, follow the instructions to achieve the same soup or even tastier.


8 red tomatos
Half Cabbage
1/2 Olive Oil
1/2 Chives
Garlic Salt


1. Wash the tomatoes and the cabbage 2. Cut the 8 tomatoes in half, cute the cabbage in half and dice one of the halts 3. Place the tomatoes into a large pan, put the diced cabbage above and put water until cover all the vegetables. 4. Get the vegetables to steam for 20 minutes, add chives and garlic salt according to taste 5. After 20 min, turn of the heat and blend all the vegetables, including the water, in a blender (Add only 1/2 of the tomato to prevent the soup from run out) 6. After blending everything prepare a pan with olive oil and heat it on 200 degrees 7. Add broth, 8oz of water and garlic salt to taste. 8. Switch the heat to medium, let it boil for 10 minutes, to mix all the ingriends together, and voilá. Don’t forget to taste the food before it is served.



New In

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Sowing new products is always exciting, I love trying new things because is the best ways to know what is best for me. I buy things meaningfully, every product that I own has a specific and special role in my life, I don’t want to have things that I am not gonna use or even gonna like, so here it is, I bought them thinking about fall that is approaching. Hope you enjoy and if you want the same results like me, also hope you give them a try.


1. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation ‘Dark 4‘ – This is the best foundation I have ever try. My sister always used this foundation but in a different tone, I always loved it the finish is awesome, is matte, soft and still have a lot of glow. So, I bought the newest foundation from Nars. Right now it makes me a lit bit orange because I am darker than usual but probably is going to match my skin tone better after fall. It leaves my skin a little bit oily so is perfect for fall/winter time, I would recommend to dry, normal-to-dry, normal skin types, if you are oily or combination I don’t recommend  that to you. The foundation also hydrates skin leaving it softer and smoother, and contains powerful anti-oxidants to protect against damaging free radicals and turmeric extract to improve skin’s radiance and tone.

2. Brazilian Keratin Straigtening Shampoo – Before buying this I read a lot of reviews, actually bought this because of the rate and the feedback, there is a lot of Brazilian Keratin products out there so making a choice is a lit hard. I am currently using a brazilian body wave extension, and keratin is excellent to soften, silk the hair. Also attached me because countain coconut oil and shea butter, too ingredients that I’m really passionate about, check Healthy Summer Skin post to read my insights about the two. Keratin leaves shine in your hair, high recommend to dry, thick, and damaged hair, another good option for fall/winter time.

3. Deep from the Dead Sea Salt Scrub – I love scrubs any opportunity that I have to buy I new scrub, I try a new one. Different than then other scrubs it contains argan oil which is  product I love. The procedures are pretty much the same I use will use it 3 times a week, I have only used it once and the  product is excellent.

4. Sephora Coconut Hand Wash – Even my hand wash has to be one I like, I can’t deal with the idea of only having a soap at the restroom, my guests need a high qualified hand wash. What I like the most on the hand washes is the scent, this one smells coconut, of course,  I thought it would be a good idea to give a try.

5. The Original Makeup Eraser – With only20 bucks I got a towel, that is known to easily remove makeup just with warm water. This makeup eraser is  ultrasoft, reusable and machine washable, for a person like me that is always lazy to remove makeup I most of the time, and has stain all over her towels for been lazy, this one is a great purchase. I love the color, I love the softness, came wait to try it because I really know I am gonna love it.

6. Photo Finish Primer Water – This is the holy grail primer, great for  dewy look, so please consider on using it windy so you don’t look dry. Smashbox really nailed on this on, males your makeup last longer and leaves a luminous radiant and healthy finish to the skin. Today I’ve tried it without wearing makeup and gives the same glow to my skin. I am completely in love with products that not only make my skin look good but also helps the skin become healthier.

7. Elf Cosmetics Stipple Brush– Elf brushes are the cheapest yet the softs brushes in the entire whole, I mean, which makeup brush has this type of quality and is just so affordable? Elf does. I like stipple brushes, they work really good for translucent powders ‘cuz they pick up the right amount of product. Mostly for light weight looks and light coverage products.



Tuna Pastel

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These are one of my favorite munchies, they are easy, quick yet delicious. I learned to them back home, we call it “Pasteis de Massa Tenra” or “Pasteis de Atum”, you can also stuff then with ground beef (was actually the way I’ve learned) or any other type of protein as you prefer. In my opinion, the dough is the most crucial part of the recipe, if you nail on the dough the pastel is gonna be amazing, it must be soft but crunchy; the quantities below yields approximately 35 servings.


2 cups of flour
1 cups of water
5 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 Pinch of Salt

Directions: 1. In a large bowl combine 1 cup of flour , baking powder, butter, olive oil and a bit of salt 2. Heat the water and add slowly to the bowl, beat and add the water at the same time, until create an homogeneous mixture 3. Add the remaining flour slowly until the dough gain consistency 4. After gain consistency, let the dough rest for 30 min to an hour.


Canned Tuna (12oz)
Garlic Salt
White Pepper
Black Pepper
Parsley (1/2 cup; Chopped)
Half Chopped Onion
Olive Oil
Vegetable Oil (To deep-fry)
1/2 cup whip cream
2 cloves of garlic



Directions: 1. Stir olive oil with the chopped onion, garlic 2. After removing the tuna from the water, add the tuna to the stir 3. Season the tuna with black pepper, white pepper, garlic salt and parsley  4. Mix everything, after 5 min add the whip cream 5. Taste the tuna, and adjust the seasonings. 6. When ready the tuna is gonna be creamy, let it cool for about 20 min while you get ready to start the pastels 7. Divide the dough into four parts, shape all the parts into balls. 8.  Spread flour on the counter before hand stretch the first ball, use a rolling pin to stretch it until it becomes about 1mm thin. 9. Put  tuna on the edge of the dough, close slowly and with the help of a rounded cup cut the pastel. 10. Use  a fork to tighten the pastel 11. Hit oil in a pan, when about 250 degrees hot, deep fry the pastel 3 minutes on each side 12. Use paper towel to dry the oil and the pastels are ready to be served.

Don’t forget to taste everything.



Healthy Summer Skin

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For some reason summer is the season that I can best take care of my skin, my skin type is Combination/ Oily at the T-Zone,  I tend to find products that work at the summer time. Two months ago I started a new routine that has been working perfectly, no “cons”,  “not reallys”, “Unfortunatelys” are going to be applied to these products; I must confess that right now I have the best skin of my entire life. What people don’t know is, despite of all the great products you use there are also other facts that contribute for a great skin: what you drink and eat. Your intake has as much importance as any beauty product you use, an even though I am going to talk about the products pictured above, I just want to remind I didn’t achieve my goal as result of cosmetics itself. Drinking lots of water and eating healthy foods are part of the job, too. Actually, every healthy habit will led you to your healthiest self, and it’ll be shown right in the mirror when you look at your skin.

I am flattered by compliments like “Your skin is amazing” “I want to have a skin like this” or questions like “What do you use?” or “What do you do” “You must spend lotta money to have a skin like this, right?” , guess what? I froze. Most of the times I don’t know what to answer because I don’t use only one product, sometimes I am only on an experimental phase and I don’t want to suggest anyone something I am not sure if it truly works.

Well, something that you should keep in mind: Skins are differents! Like bodies, like minds like everyone. Personally, my skin is already blemish-free, rarely breaks out, I don’t have many pimples, but I have many bad habits like drinking alcohol and smoking, because of that I have a daily skin care that helps me get rid of all the impurities.

1. Organic Coconut Oil – My life has changed completely since I began to use coconut oil. Coconut oil is one of the most powerful organic products you could ever have, there are a variety of uses for this oil but my favorite is on my skin. I have been using coconut oil 8 months now, everyday; I don’t regret a minute. After shower, or right after I wash my face I moisturize my skin with coconut oil, your skin is going to show silkiness immediately but for best results use everyday for 15 days.

2. Vegetable Glycerin – This was a choice I didn’t know would have much impact, guess what? It did. Vegetable glycerin is thick (Viscous) and sweet which becomes sticky when in touch with skin, so I decided to use it only poolside or at the beach that I could rinse it right after, or whenever I wanted. I started using it 2 months ago, what would you expect from a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, you can also use as sunscreen, for dry skin, treats wrinkles, scar removal, skin lighting, and cures oily skin. I started using it because I had some sort of irritation on my legs, I was always scratching, the bubbles were very red, I started bleeding, then I was scaring, after using Vegetable glycerin I noticed reduction on the size of the bubbles about 4 hours later, I WAS REALLY SURPRISED. I had it for 2 days and seemed like anything was working, after 3 days my skin was luxurious, radiant, smooth, silky and healthy. The combination of this and the coconut oil is one of the best discoveries of my entire life, it definitely changed my life for the better.

3. Cetaphil Facial Cleanser – Another wonderful discovery, this is a cleanser that can effectively remove all the excess with a soft clog. it does not irritate your skin and surely leaves it moisturized, smooth and soft. What I like the most about this product is the fact that the skin is going to be completely residue-free, there will be no residue clogging your pores. Since is summer I tend to absorb more impurities and dust. It also does a pretty good job removing and the makeup and oils and creams that I have on my face; perfect for extra makeup removal. Consequently, during the night the skin breaths out more becoming healthier.

4. Organic Argan Oil Exfoliating Scrub – Want be healthy? Inside and Out? Scrub! Scrubbing are often underrated but for me is one of the most effective yet very simple way to achieve the perfect skin. I scrub my skin 2-3 times a week and I’ve been doing this for 2 years, I don’t really care about the brand, and there are a lot of great body scrubs out there but this scrub is from the brand Asquith & Somerset Toiletry Co. it is wonderful,I feel good about this, not only on the outside but inside of me too. It does help with blood circulation and nerve relaxation. Eliminates scars, dead skin, skin becomes healthier and softer. Use coconut oil right after for extra moisture or let the argan oil do the job itself.

5. Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash – This one seem odd for Healthy Summer Skin guideline but no it’s not! Baby products have the most gentle formula ever, they are pretty harmless to the skin this cleanser helps protect skin against dryness and provides a clean, soft feeling all over when used every day. Even though this  is a baby product it works great for adults too, very much recommended to adults with dry skin. I love how it not only moisturizes skin but how it cleans very well and the scent it leaves afterwards is heavenly.

6. Now Foods Shea Butter – Another product for extra moisture,  highly recommend to be used on winter but I wanted to give it a try this time. Even though my skin has been smooth there’s something I love a lot: GLOW! I like to glow all over my body, thats exactly what extra moisture gives, too. Additionaly, Shea butter is a superb moisturizer the type of moisturizer that goes skin deep; started using after liposuction in order to heal better. I was looking for oils and creams I could use to massage the “liposuced” areas and this one had the best reviews about healing wounds, scars, and itching skin which is exactly what I needed.

  • All the mentioned products are available online
  • Also available at stores at supermakets like Whole Foods Market, Walmart, etc
  • For all types of skin
  • Most of them are organic/natural/no chemicals (They are 1, 2, 4, 6)
  • Recommened for all seasons
  • All completely inexpensive

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