Thursday, May 31, 2018

Travel | Sintra - part 2

Travel | Come along with me on a day trip to Sintra, Portugal.


Ready for another #travelthursday episode? 
By the title of this post you already know what's coming, therefore, I will keep the intro short. Hope you liked part 1 (check it here in case you haven't yet).
Today, I figured: shall I take my readers to Palácio da Pena? But hey; that won't be all...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Photography & Travel | two of my passions

A post about two passions of mine: travel and photography. Which gear do I use and how am I going to challenge myself.
If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you might have a nice picture regarding my interests.

So it is no news when I mention how much I like to travel and take photographs of the spots I visit.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Travel | Sintra - part 1

Travel | Come along with me on a day trip to Sintra, Portugal. All photos with Sony a6000 by Barbara Santos for

Whoever plans on going to visit Lisbon for the first time, might have Sintra in his/her itinerary. It is no surprise, are Sintra is such a beautiful village, that one can simply not skip.

It was back in October last year, that I also went and visited this charming, picturesque village.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Consequences of having a plant-based diet

What changes have I noticed since I changed my food regime to a more plant-based? Read for more insights. This is my personal experience!


Not sure if you remember, but some time ago, I wrote another post about changing my diet.
You can read the whole story about it here, but in a very short summarized way, I decided to reduce my intake of meat, fish, and dairy. I did not become vegan, though.
But yeah, for more info on that, please refer to this post.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Travel | A beach paradise in Portugal - Portinho da Arrábida

Travel | Find a beach paradise, just 1 hour away from Lisbon. Clear waters, surrounded by mountains. Come visit Arrábida. All photos with Sony a6000 by Barbara Santos for

With the days getting warmer, I can't help but think about going to the beach again. It's just something that I deeply enjoy and relaxes me like no other thing! With that being said, I am not a fan of super crowded beaches and normally I do not go to the "most famous beaches in Portugal".

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Beauty | New in - NARS

Beauty - Trying out NARS products for the first time. Read my First impressions on these products. What does and does not work so well for me and why. NARS Radiance Primer with SPF35, NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. All photos with Sony a6000 by Barbara Santos for

For the longest time, I have heard great things about NARS and its products.
Foundations, concealers, lipsticks, the famous Orgasm blush... You name it! They are all over the beauty-community but only now, I finally decided to bite the bullet and give this brand a try.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Visiting Milan - part3 | #TravelThursday

Milan - A travel diary of this beautiful Italian city - All photos by Barbara Santos with Sony a6000 for
Hello there!

On today's post, I would like to show you a bit more of the sights I saw while in Milan.
In case you missed it, here you can find the previous two posts I wrote about Milan:
Part 1 and Part 2.
While I was in Milan, every day was very cloudy, cold and even rainy. That was something that it caught me a bit of guard.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Skincare | Finding my skin type

Skincare - Finally understanding my skin type; what issues I am going through and how I am try to solve it. Skin type: sensitive, dry and dehydrated.

Hi, I'm Barbara, 33 and only know I know what skin type I am!
Yes, it took me this long to realize what my skin really is and what does it need. 
For the longest time, I thought I was one of those blessed girls out there with "perfect skin". Meaning, I didn't have to spend time taking care of it that it would always be okay.
But eventually, the game changed...
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