Face and Hair

The other day I tried something new for my hair at the hairdresser. It’s called “botox capilar” and it’s kind of a “vitamin/collagen/protein/ hair boost treatment” to make the hair thicker, stronger, increase the volume and repair the hair. It has nothing to do with botox but I guess they call it that because the treatment also rejuvenates the hair. I have to say that my hair actually got much better after the treatment (even though my hair is not much thicker) but after I showered it was so much easier to brush it even without using a conditioner. I can definitely feel the difference myself so I am very happy with the treatment and would definitely like to do one every third month (as they recommend) if it would be possible 🙂

I have also bought a few new products to invest in my skin a bit more since the sun and the cold air has made my skin very dry lately and now when the winter is here I think it’s time to boost it a little. To start with I bought a facemask from bodyshop that I have to say is amazing, it’s called “himalayan charcoal purifying glow mask” (long name) but it really works for my skin even though it actually is a bit burning when I use it and my skin gets a bit red, but the day after it does look a bit more “glowing” just like they promise 🙂 I also bought a face mist from body shop called “C-vitamin” and it’s very useful to just spray a little on the face when it feels dry, especially when you’ve been travelling or spent too much time in front of the laptop, it kind of energizes the skin. Another product I really love is “bio-oil” and it’s very easy to use both on face and body and it actually “reduces” sunmarks etc if you use it everyday for a few months, so I just started to use it for the sunmarks I got in my face when I was pregnant (I got a lot) and hopefully they will be less visible after I use this oil for a while. My last favourite thing is a tea tree oil stick to use when I get spots and it actually take less days to take the spots away with the tea tree oil 🙂 I’m really happy with these new products and it feels good to have some new products that really seems to work for my skin, but, my favourites are still coconout oil, almond oil and the blue nivea creme (that I’ve been using since I was 10) and I also think that good products are not always the most expensive ones 🙂

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Brunch

The other day we tried a new brunch place (Aguaribay) that only serves vegetarian dishes. I thought the food was very good for only having vegetarian options, with lots of mixes and flavours, I ordered a spicy (it was a bit too spicy) green curry with rice which was really good even with just vegetables. The place was very cozy and had a nice atmosphere for a Sunday brunch with the girls 🙂

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Sunday

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This morning we went to the Palo Alto Market in Poblenou which is foodtruck /vintage Market they arrange the first weekend every month. We were lucky because there is usually a big line to go in but this time it took only 3 minutes 🙂 We had some nice lunch there, I had arepas with chicken and avocado and she had a hamburguer that looked really delicious! There is a lot of food trucks with everything from paella to japanese crepes, but there is also a lot of different things to buy like homemade things in wood, sunglasses, vintage clothes etc. The atmosphere is really cute with trees and today it almost felt like it was summer again 🙂 We ended our afternoon by going to the beach and just had some water at a beachbar, it was a nice Sunday 🙂

Afternoon tapas

The other day after work we went out to have something to eat and tried again those little bruschettas with brie and salmon (so yummie), and the other day we made them at home. We just bought some kind of ciabatta bread and cut in pieces and put in the oven until they got crispy, added oliveoil after, a slice of brie and salmon on the top. So easy to do at home and a perfect snack for when we have guests next time 🙂

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Tapas night

Friday evening we had a tapas dinner with friends I haven’t seen in two years so it was very nice to meet again and also to meet their little new family member 🙂 We tried a nice place in passeig Sant Joan (don’t remember the name now) but it was a cozy terrace outside beside the trees and supergood tapas. We had some good wine, Amazing type of patatas bravas, squids, ham, different cheeses..it was all very yummie! The funny thing was that it has been so warm in Barcelona lately, like 36 degrees last week (so we have been living in a sauna) and on Friday was the first day it was actually “cold” and we could have a sweater 🙂 It was honestly so nice with some fresh air, I also love the summer but it has been too hot lately to even sit and have dinner or a glass of wine outside 🙂

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Tibidabo

On Wednesday we drove all the way up to Tibidabo (in this crazy heat) to show them the beautiful view of Barcelona and so that the kids could have some fun in the attraction park. This was actually my first time entering the attraction park in Tibidado, (I have been there a few times before but only for the view). Me and my boyfriend went in the ferris wheel (and I’m so scared of heights, but it was fun after a while) and the view is really amazing! I think its definitely worth to go there, but maybe not when it’s superhot weather like it is now 🙂

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Sunday

On Sunday we drove early to Castelldefels and spent the whole day at the beach with the family and our friends came by. For me it was probably one of the warmest days so far so I was in the water a lot to cool down, even though the sea water now actually is quite warm 🙂 We had a lovely day and had dinner at one of the beachbars, it was really good squids and patatas bravas and something I really like called baba ganoush which is like humus but with aubergine instead. I really enjoy being at the beach this year and I feel so lucky having all these beautiful places around us.

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