Monday, November 7, 2011


Soooo, I finally decided to go ahead and start my youtube channel. There is nothing there yet I literally just signed up. I'm planning on doing some filming tomorrow so STAY TUNED and SUBSCRIBE :) 

P.S Para os meus segui dores Brasileiros eu vou fazer alguns posts em português! :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I have a good excuse...

I have no I haven't been able to upload anything! Hubby is working on it so soon I will update you all everything and anything :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Self doubt...

My father has always been a dreamer. He has had so many businesses in his mind and on practice I can barely keep track. Hot dogs stands by the beach, carpet cleaning, granite counter tops, real estate and the list goes on and on. He is never satisfied and always has a new idea or plan in mind. I worked for him in his granite business up until the end of my pregnancy last year. I told him I had to move on and pursue my own goals, have a career, make a living for myself. I was now a mother and soon to be wife I needed to go back to school and establish myself doing something I loved and could make a living off of it.

I'm now 25 years old, a mom , a wife and part time make up artist. Sure I love doing make up and my dream is...well it has been many things, a spa, a traveling makeup service, a beauty salon an actress... or maybe I would just be happy being a medical assistant because then I would just have a 9-5 job where I could enjoy my weekend with family and friends and most of it all... it would be EASY AND GUARANTEED. Nah...Truth is I would love having anything to do with the beauty industry. I'm starting school to get my aesthetics certificate in November. It sounds much easier just getting a job at a spa, but my mind goes so far beyond that. I look at all these make up on the go businesses thriving everywhere around me and while it amazes me it makes me question myself... Will I ever have that? Do I have enough time , power, enthusiasm and confidence? There is so much competition and for as much as being a part of these companies is an amazing opportunity could I really grow as a make up artist in another persons company? Would I make enough working as freelancer? It always sounds like it's either not enough work for the amount of employees or not enough money for all the hard work I would be putting in. There is always a catch. You have to pick and choose what it worth it to you and I guess when your starting you have to start at the bottom, learning and growing and usually under someone else. Especially when you have a baby.

Sometimes I wonder if I'll end up a dreamer like my father... talking about my dreams and never actually being about them. Starting things I could never finish. I can't actually even compare because my dad has always had the balls to start his dreams. Even if he has failed in the past. I just have a lot of mouth to talk. I was so confident 2 hours ago and now all I have is self doubt. The thought that so many girls my age have accomplished so much and I feel like I have nothing to speak for.It just seems like I've had so many dreams and never pursued any, and yes I take all the blame. I was lazy, not confident, and a punk.I know I've been getting recognition for my work at MAC and my freelancing gigs and my clientele is growing but I guess at the end of the day, everyone just wants their gold star huh?


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Beauty tips & More

Hi beauty loves and hot mamas! I just wanted to share with all of you that I recently created a facebook page. Dont forget to stop by my page and press LIKE for recent updates , beauty looks, photos , beauty tips & more! :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Kardashian Krazy!

I don't know about any of you but one of my other obsessions besides BCBG dresses are the Kardashian's sisters! Say whatever you want to say but they are PURE FABULOUSITY ! From their hair to their make up to their pedicures! Amazing style and I LOVES IT!  At work I can't get enough requests of people wanting everything Kim K... from her pearly glow to her amazing contoured cheekbones!

So of course I'm one of her 10 million followers on twitter ... you can follow me and be one of my seven LOL .She posted the most amazing Sophia Loren inspired makeup from a shoot with Mario & I have to attempt to recreate it !

Here is the look...

 I'll take that pleather jacket thingy too.. thanks! ;)

Let's see if I can stick to this one and deliver it to you guys! :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Because planning your wedding takes a REALLY LONG time...

I decided to devote some posts to the whole coming together of the wedding day process. For any other married ladies out there I'm sure you all understand understand. It's like you plan a wedding for years/months and just like <<<Phoofff>>> The wedding day comes and go & guess what? I barely remembered the whole day! Of course we decided to skip on the videographer, one because most of them are SOOO cheesy... 2 I wanted lighting instead! lol so here are a few snippets of my bridal shower that was planned by my most AMAZE maid of honour & soon to be bride NOV 2012! :)

So my day started out like this... ( I know my sheets look awful but that is what happens when u have a baby and are planning a wedding... lol ) 

 Dress: Rampage ( yes juniors section) lol

 My super fab maid of honor!

Can you guess what was my wedding color? 

The bestest bridesmaids EVER! :D

Me trying to remember what I scanned in for my registry ...

Hubby showed up at the last minute to bring me flowers & of course pick up all the gifts... :)

Finally this is how my day ended .... with the fam at one of our Portuguese festivals we have every year.  Here is a pic of mommy, I and the boo boo

Top by Marciano
Sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

True love...

BCBG has become my TO GO brand when I'm looking for a cute cocktail dress! I just can't run away from them. Being Brazilian I was blessed with a curvy figure and they seem to flatter me in all the perfect places.. This summer I have worn nothing but BCBG dresses for my main events. It's like a decease, and hubby is not impressed because they don't come super cheap! Here are some looks I pulled together.

Shoes : Aldo

 ALDO Platform Pumps & Clutch

(Same dress two different colors)
Shoes : Christian Louboutin

There are still two dresses with tags on them I have yet to wear. I'm obsessed  I just need an occasion! :)


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Real talk....

When your a mommy it's had to stick to the plan. Like all those ideas I had for those Kim K inspired make up looks? Yeah.. didn't happen, I was running around all day trying to get everything together so Brandon could sleep at in laws house while we had a night off for the wedding. Plus I had to find a dress last minute because the one I originally ordered online never came in on time :( It was pure chaos in the house because my prince/hubby always relay's on me on getting ready time, but none of this stopped me from being the glam mommy that I am.. or try to be anyway... haha  :)

So here is what I came up with on a 1 hour time frame to do hair and makeup...

Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer
MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage
YSL Teint Resist foundation
Make Up Forever HD Powder
Concealer from beauty tech pallet  
MAC Harmony blush to contour
MAC Sunny By Nature mineralize skin finish as upper bronzing contour
MAC Sunbasque blush on the apples of the cheeks
MAC Soft & Gentle highlighter
MAC Lingering eyebrow pencil
MAC clear eyebrow gel

MAC Painterly paint pot primer
MAC  Brassy fluidline all over lid
Urban Decay Half Baked E/S all over lid
MAC Embark E/S upper crease & lower crease
MAC Fascinating eye kohl in waterline
Loreal Voluminous Mascara on upper and lower lashes
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
Ardell Wispies 

MAC Sublime culture lip liner
MAC Honeylove lipstick
MAC Viva Glam V lip gloss

Lips Combo numero dos
NYX Plush Red Lip liner
MAC Cyndi Lauper Viva Glam Lipstick

* Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions :)

Here is a bonus pic of hubby & visiting the boo boo at the in law's while we waited for the reception to start !

Dress: BCBG
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Us & the gorgeous bride

That Sunday we had the Brazilian pride day here so we took Brandon out to get to know some of his culture...  and of course my make up had represent full force! :)

Here is a pic of me and my BFF's/Cousins/my super cute flower girl ... I also created a mask on my gorgeous model/cousin to advertise some of my work!

Finally here is my boo boo taking a nap with his protective headphones! I mean seriously? Look at that face?

Now sorry for the pic overload but I figured I had to :) 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happiness project... major fail...

It's been forever since I have been able to do a blog post.. well truth is I just have been too lazy. I don't know what it is but after I became a mom it doesn't matter if I get 4 or 12 hours worth of sleep , I'm always fatigued/tired. Maybe it has something to do with running around a 10 month old ball of pure yummyness? Brandon has been all over the place! I'm pretty sure he's about to walk at any point. He takes small steps and falls slowly to the ground, poor thing!  I'm not sure how I feel about this though... I hate seeing how fast time goes by :( Soon hell be in college ! Ok ok I know I'm over exaggerating but it's just all happening too fast .

He went from this

 To this

way to fast & I'm not ready to give him up to this crazy world any time soon! Such a drama queen I know... :)

Anyway, I wanted to check in considering my project happiness has been a no go, no start no nothing. I haven't even came up with any goals. Every month I will tackle something new. Basically, what the writer did. I'm not even sure where to begin... Ohhh yes I do! Getting my life together like starting school in November for Aesthetics and getting a real full time job!!! I have an interview on Tuesday which I'm really excited for! It's for a traveling bridal company that is so trendy! I'm from CT and everything here is very boring, brown and not fabulous. I feel like I should live in Jersey no maybe MIAMI! Yes I LOVE MIAMI! :)  The owner is Blondie from Hair Battle Spectacular which is super awesome!Which look should I do for my interview? I wanted to do a Kim Kardashian look since you cant ever go wrong with anything those three biotches do. I know it's annoying to some but let me tell you when I work at MAC that's what every customer is all about. You tell them Kim wears it and they buy it! I don't blame them because I love them so I'm in for it! :)  I'm going to pick one of these looks and try to recreate them... HELP me choose?




I might try it out for a wedding this Friday ! Pics to come! :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Allow me to re-introduce myself... well kind of...

I'm not exactly sure how to do this so I'm just going to roll with it. I will warn you right now, English is my second language so excuse my grammar! Well that's my excuse for it anyway.  I'm a 25 year old (mostly) stay at home mommy to an almost 10 month old baby boy named Brandon & a new wife to Mr. P! Before I had these amazing tittles to my life I was just Nathalia. Platinum blond hair, wild child, irresponsible student, the attention whore shaking her Brazilian bootay on top of the speakers wearing the smallest skirt possible (the less clothing the better)  at the club sipping beer out of a pitcher with a straw. My main goal in life was to be skinny, tanned, blond and party all the time of course. Very superficial... and typical.. I know! No,  I was never into drugs or anything too drastic. I did love to take those Brazilian diet pills which we call chupacabra that would help me to lose 10 lbs in a week any time I felt like I had to from too much Burger King. Being so vein was probably my main fault. Those pills were so toxic and contained so many ingredients for so many different health issues mixed together (that I had none of)  I never thought it could all turn on me until it did & began to suffer from extreme depression & and still suffer from major anxiety and OCD. Which leads me to the reason I decided to start this blog.

When I was returning home from our honeymoon I was having a really rough time in the plane. Of course August is hurricane season and we were going through a major thunderstorm. It didn't help that I HATE flying & was having the worst anxiety attack the whole flight! The hubby was going crazy with all the questions I would ask him about airplanes & storms, my sweaty hands and obviously my tossing and turning in the plane, so I decided while we were waiting for our next flight to depart I would get a book and try to relax before I drove myself and Mr.P nuts! I grabbed this book called "The Happiness Project" it's about a woman that has everything she wants and needs in her life and yet still struggles to be happy for as happy as she is... makes sense? I know not really but yes I bought it because someway or another I thought it related to me.The reason for this is I have everything I could ever imagine or dream of and yet I sit here and worry about the future all the time. Things that haven't happened, that probably wont happen, bad things ... I'm just a worrier. In other words I sit here and wait for God to punish me for all the wrong things I have done in my past even though I know God is good.

I know it doesn't make much sense now but I started this blog because in all honesty I have WAY too much time on my hands to think about the bad things that can ruin your happiness and sometimes for as much as people in your life love you , they don't understand you and one hour of therapy just isn't long enough!!! I want to share my feelings, my passion, my work, my life & fabulous findings and tips of course with who ever is out there. This blog is my diary of my happiness project and my way to concentrate on what matters life. Love, laughs & lipgloss of course.. My way to count my blessings & dream! Sometimes it's hard being young mother and wife and still feel like yourself and I know many women can relate. So sit back & relax I hope you guys can handle my insanity.. lol