Silver Short Look

Hi!!! How was your weekend? It’s been a few days since I’ve made a post, since I’ve been on holiday. Those of you who follow me on social networks (@FriendlytMadrid) have already seen some photos of the trip, and very soon I’ll tell you more. :)

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Today’s look is highlighted by these shorts by ZARA from last season. Initially, I thought I wouldn’t get much use from them since they are made of bright shiny leather, however, in reality they’re easy to match so easy to wear, even during the day.

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I combined them with a check long sleeved blouse from  MANGO, blue vintage belt and beige suede sandals from ZARA. Sunglasses by Jimmy Choo.

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A few days ago I visited Privilege Dental at Lorena Morlote, Calle Velázquez, 69 Madrid and had my teeth whitened. The treatment consisted of 35% hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes with instant results. It’s safe for your teeth and gums but you may notice temporary sensitivity.

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MadrEAT

This weekend we went to MadrEAT street food market.

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The street market takes place on the third weekend of every month, on this occasion in AZCA, a business plaza in the Chamartin neighborhood of Madrid

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The market consists of colorful food trucks serving a wide variety of cuisines, from Indian samosas to Chilean sandwiches, as well all the classic Spanish dishes. And unsurprisingly, the longest lines seemed to be for hamburgers. Many of the top young chefs from Madrid participate in the lively event.

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The most recent event included exhibitions and show-cooking.

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The look I wore on this very hot day: a blouse with bare shoulders in white with flowers from STRADIVARIUS and short skirt with fringes from ZARA. Sunglasses CARRERA by JIMMY CHOO.

 

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Sandals  from a few seasons ago still in style this year, cangrejeras style

Location:

AZCA, entry from Paseo de la Castellana 89, from Orense 16 or from Moda Shopping. Free parking in Moda Shopping (12:00 – 20:00 Saturday and Sunday)

Opening hours:

Friday from 12:00 to 18:00 horas
Saturday from 12:00 to 24:00 horas
Sunday from 12:00 to 18:00 horas

Were you also at MadrEAT? The next edition will be July 17, 18 and 19. If you’re interested to be part of MadrEAT contact them at: madreat@mateoandoco.es or by telephone 902100219.

DecorAccion 2015

Hello! How was your weekend? Today we show a summary and some photos of the street fair we visited last week, DecorAccion 2015.

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From June 11 al 14 in the Barrio de Las Letras in Madrid the ever expanding edition of DecorAccion 2015 took place.

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The streets are decorated with flags, flowers and original ornaments.

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This is already the sixth edition of the event, where more than 80 shops and stands participate in the fair with home goods, decoration pieces, fashion items and furniture. 

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People come out to enjoy the good weather on the cafe terraces around the fair. Definitely pay a visit to the fair during the next edition. 

 

Casual Look

It’s nearly summer but the weather has not been too hot. For these days that it’s more difficult to decide what to wear, where we still have to dress up but informal, here are a few suggestions.

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A fine black sweater and jacket from MANGO. 

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Jeans from MET, an Italian firm that makes pants that fit great. You’ll love them!

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Jimmy Choo inspired clutch from SUITE BLANCO just like the hat.

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Black sunglasses by Vogue Eyewear. Available at Optica Roma, Madrid.

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Wedges from Castañer in white and transparent, these sandals are really comfortable and go with everything, the only thing is the color, since they get dirtily easily.

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And lastly, I wanted to show you this aquamarine neckless designed by Coral de la Croix that you can find in at Gilda´s Closet. Hand made with glass and metal, available as well in celestial and nude.

New Beauty Products June 2015

CAUDALIE Masks
CAUDALIE presents a collection of 4 different masks (Instant Detoxifying Mask, Hydrating Cream Mask, Glycolic Peeling and Purifying Mask) all inspired by Vinothérapie CAUDALIE Spas, helping the skin to look perfect in record time.
Born of nature, CAUDALIE always takes care of packaging. This line comes in white and green tubes made of recycled plastic, sealed with a plug of wood from sustainably managed forests.
To adapt the masks for each area of the face, CAUDALIE proposes Mix&Mask using various masks simultaneously. In my case I am using Hydrating Cream Mask and Purifying Mask, Duo Balancing.
 
HIDRATING CREAM-MASK (23€, 75ml.)
For all skin types, softer more flexible skin in minutes, a rehydrated moreover, with a pleasant perfume.
Ingredients: Vinolevure, grape seed oil and hyaluronic acid. Results: skin calmly 90%.
 
PURIFYING MASK (23€, 75ml.)
For mixed skin with imperfections. Absorbent, clarifies and exfoliates the epidermis. Leaves the skin soft, purified and matte. Ingredients: White Clay, Zinc and eight essential oils. Results: skin purified 82%.
If I had to choose only one, I would choose the Hidrating Cream Mask. I love its texture, not like other masks that you apply yourself that feel like paste, this one spreads quickly.

 

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LOVIUM, the first fragrance oil for body and hair

The first elixir in 3 phases for body and hair with oils that come in a bottle.
LOVIUM formula contains chamomile oil, monoï oil and grapeseed oil. Illuminates, moisturizes, protects and repairs hair fiber, and deeply moisturizes the skin.

LOVIUM is presented in 5 fragrances: Love Time, Mystery Time, Play Time, Sensual Seduction Time and Time.

Love time - with emphasis on gardenia and magnolia and notes of amber.
Mystery time - Amber, musk and patchouli background.
Play Time - Citrus notes and blackcurrant geranium. White flowers: gardenia, jasmine and lily.
Seduction Time- Bergamot water bamboo output notes, orange blossom, peony and vanilla background and amber.
Sensual Time- Scent of ylang ylang, bergamot and jasmine.
All fragrances smell great but my favorites are Love Time and Play Time.
0% Parabens
0% Phthalates
0% Phenoxyethanol
Shake &Enjoy!!!

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Price: 8,95 .

 

SABON Cleopatra Treatment
The famous Cleopatra bath oils used in ancient times, return with SABON.
For relaxation and moisturizing the body, SABON proposes its new Cleopatra bath consisting to add two tablespoons of Mineral Powder and a few drops of Shower Oil and Massage Oil. Recommended to enjoy this bath once a week to achieve the full benefits.

Mineral Powder: Powder made from the mixture of salts and minerals. Very good for muscle pain and ideal for a relaxing bath.

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Shower Oil: Gel bath to nourish and hydrate the skin. Enriched with 4 natural oils (olive, jojoba, avocado and wheat germ).
Massage Oil: Based on highly nutritious and soothing natural ingredients. Besides being used for SABON Cleopatra bath, ideal for massage.

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Yves Rocher Vegetal Nail Polish
Yves Rocher presents their new collection of Vegetal Nail Color under the concept of Speaking Colors, relating shades with the emotions.
According to the Theory of Color, women choose our manicure tones depending on how we feel that day (Funny, Dreamer, Rockera or Sexy). 50 nail polish, 10 with gel effect and a renewed line of nail care treatment.
Thanks to Elemi resin from the Philippines can reflects an intense gloss on the nail, respects the nail and dry quickly. In addition the new brush shape it is easier to apply.

 

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Color Vegetal Nail Polish: 2,95  (5ml)

 

Color Vegetal Nail Polish Gel Effect4,95€ (5ml)
Frezyderm Sun Screen
The Greek firm Frezyderm, brings to Spain their sunscreens line Velvet Sun Screen to protect face and body against UVA, UVB, visible and IR radiation.
It is available in four formats: Velvet Sun Screen SPF 30 Facial; Velvet Sun Screen SPF 50+ Facial, Velvet Sun Screen Facial Color SPF 50+ y Velvet Sun Screen SPF 50+ Body.
I’m trying Velvet Sun Screen SPF 50+ Facial and I love the texture. It is very light, and can be used under makeup, while it blends with the skin and leaves a velvet appearance. The formula has antioxidants and plant extracts also protects against photoaging.
The solar treatment Frezyderm does not contain parabens, is resistant to water and sweat and allows the skin to breathe. Recommended to use it throughout the year to all ages and skin.

 

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Price: 19,95 €

 

After Sun 202 Maria Galland

After Sun in gel texture, light and refreshing for face and body. After exposure to sunlight the skin needs extra hydration, moisture and cell protection. This after sun gel-cream contains extracts of Opuntia and Schisandra that reduces redness and itchy skin.
With a very pleasant aroma, this after sun is rich in vitamins, anti-aging, antioxidants and minerals with a soothing and regenerating effect on the skin.
Besides the multi active substances like bisabol, allantoin and panthenol soothe and combat dehydration.

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Price: 35  200ml

 

 

Vita Liberata Sun Self Tanning Powders

Get an instant tan with VITA MINERALS TRYSTAL LIBERATA.
In addition to providing a deep tan, having self-tanning effect that is continuous when you remove the makeup. Apply to the face (cheeks, chin and T-Zone) and neck after moisturizer or makeup. If you want to define the angles of your face apply more on your cheekbones.
Containing no parabens, sulfates or phthalates. I am using the 01 Tone Sunkissed which is a light toned and makes your face look good after adding a touch of color. The pack includes a luxury mini kabuki brush like the one shown in this photo.
Find VITA MINERALS TRYSTAL LIBERATA at Sephora or on the company’s website www.vitaliberata.com

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Price: Around 50 €

Have you tried any of these products? If you use any of these please let us know your impressions.

Kisses,

Victoria

Black & white dress

Hello everyone!! How’s your week going? I’m back in Madrid. These are photos I made in Tarifa last weekend.

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It was a great long weekend, we enjoyed exploring Tarifa and spending a day in Tanger. Soon I will tell you more details and tips from our trip.

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One afternoon, I wore this dress to go for a walk and dinner.

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The classic Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses in black.

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Clarins makeup.

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A very comfortable easy look for summer, with this black and white Mango dress (new). For a casual evening to wear with other accessories, heels, or black bag to create a more sophisticated look.

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Gladiator sandals are a must for Spring-Summer 2015. These from Uterque (new), I found them in the store by chance they were supposedly out of stock. You can tie the strips lower down or around your legs like in the photo.

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What do you think of this look, do you like the dress and sandals?

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Kisses,

Victoria

Summer Time

Hello from Tarifa, Thursday was a holiday in Madrid, so we’re here for the long weekend.

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A good occasion to try on this t-shirt and go to the beach.

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From ‘Rojo Piruleta‘ a new t-shirt brand that has just created an artesanal line, made in Spain.

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I chose this model at the event for bloggers in Madrid, for it’s summer look, and I like the colors and the watermelon design.

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The Summer 2015 collection is now on sale. There are various models available that are really pretty and original that you can see on their website: rojopiruleta.com

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The coloring on each piece of clothing is made using pigments and is superficial. They are exclusive, with no two being identical.

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I combined the t-shirt with shorts from ZARA (old), sunglasses from Rayban (new), and a hat from Extreme Collection (old) as well as wedges from Unisa (new).

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What do you think of the look? Have a great weekend!

 

Siberia Salon

Last week Friday, I was introduced to Siberia Salón de Manicura a very cozy place for manicures and pedicures in the beautiful Jeronimos district, at Calle Juan de Mena,11.

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Here with Olga who did my great manicure and pedicure.

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The team of professionals who work there are from Siberia, Russia, and hence the name of the salon. While they did my manicure, they explained that in Russia women care greatly for their looks and spend a lot of time in the beauty salon.

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The manicure I chose was a permanent French style, with long lasting polish from OPI.

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Sophia, Olga, Tata and Carla are lovely people, the reception I received was extremely hospitable, and they made me feel at home. If you are looking for a manicure or pedicure in the center of Madrid, you should definitely pass by the salon. And now they have a promotion for a permanent manicure for only 25 euros.

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And for the toe nails, I chose OPI ‘Live, Love, Carnaval’.

Here is the phone number to reserve your manicure or pedicure:

Siberia Salón de Manicura

tel: +34 918268263
mov: +34 637398287 (whats App)

Dressing for a Ceremony

Hello everyone!

How was your weekend?

We’re in the wedding season, with baptisms and first communions, and this past Saturday I attended the first communion of my nephew. Here is the look that I chose.

Being a daytime ceremony, the most appropriate outfit is a cocktail dress and in Spring, best to wear soft colors, pastel, white silver, and try to avoid black in daytime events and celebrations.

I wore this dress by Angel Schlesser that combines white and silver, sleeve to the elbow and straight but adapted to the body. You can rent this dress at dresseos.com

Silver sandals from Jimmy Choo, black sunglasses by Tom Ford, and silver handbag with pailletes from Yokana.

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What do you think of this look? I would love to know your opinion!

Kisses,

Victoria

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