4 Tips to Have Your Nicest Mornings

Hi everyone,
It is no secrect that the way your morning goes sets the mood the the entire day, for that reason, I have colected and organized a few things that could really help you have your nicest mornings from now on.

  1. Wake up early, try to always get out off bed at least 2 hours prior from getting out of the house, this way you'll have more time to do all you need to do to start the day, for exemple have breakfast, shower, get dressed, put on makeup, fed the cat, etc
  2. Have a nice breakfast! It doesn't need to be very elaborated, you may want to stick to a warm and comforting thing like coffee or tea. oats, toasts there are plenty things to choose from
  3. Workout or complete a task you know you might not want to do later in day like in my case studying 
  4. Shower in COLD water, yes, i know but this will really help wake you up and energise you; do your skin care, maybe put on some makeup, get dressed on something you feel good and confortable in.
These are just a few things I have found that help me have my best mornings, hopefully they can help you as well.
Oh my, oh my.. We shall be alright..

1st. Exhibition

Hi everyone,
So today, with the purpose of ( kinda) fulfilling one of my montly goals, the one that calls for not being as shy as I am, I decided to publish a cover video that I have recorded not so long ago. It is a cover of the song figures by jessi reyez, unfortunately the song is not complete because my camera decided to shut down in the middle of the recording process, it will probably be updated with a complete one.
I hope you like it.

Oh my, oh my .. We shall be alright

5 Feel Good Things

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 The weather has been rather melancholic latelly, and I have found myself felling a litlle blue more often than not, so to lift myself up and hopefully you too, I've come up with a handfull off things that never fail to make me feel good.
  1. Organization: there's nothing like having the space around me, as well as my head organized, when, outside everything is a mess.
  2. Exercise: to be honest when my head is crowded with negative thoughs and i'm surrounded with bad energy where I'm at the moment, all i genuinely want to do is run, go for a jog more precisely, its the best way i've found so far to clear up and calm down, working out as most people probably know by now is a accurate way to boost your mood;
  3. Entertainment: sometimes you can't simply wipe away the grey, so to keep your mind busy with something else  you may love to lay back on entertainment, a good movie, book and music can really completly transform your mood
  4. Tasty Food: treat your stomach, treat yourself!! dont know about you but I get super moody when hungry, so I like to take my time and be kind to my insides, hot chocolate is everybodys stable, spice it up with some black pepper or cinnamon if your not into hot hotness; try to listen to your body, people usualy crave diferrent things when there feeling down and stay as healthy as possible
  5. Self Care: put on a face and hair mask, run a warm bath, paint your nails, do what you need to do to take care of your phisical body, it could be as simple as applying body butter.

Aslo!!! think it's important to say that feeling this way during this time of the year is completly normal, science! trust me!
Have you been dealing with these blues if so, how? Do you have any tips to share?
Also what's your favourite pick me up snack?

Musical Crush Sunday - Aminé

Today's crush is Aminé.
This artist caught my attention with the single Caroline, can is say summer jam? beause everything about this song screams summer from the discourse in the beggining to the beat, not forgeting the video, i mean bananas for decoration and Tarantino inspiration c'mon.
I was feeling the  attitude and charater portrayed in the video so I proceded to listen to more songs and then the whole mixtape, isn't this how all music crushes start?
I confess I might be slightly late for the party , but i'm here now okay.


The entire Calling Brio mixtape blew my mind, it´s been a minute since i've heard rap this good along with great vocals and instrumental, the beat just flows from song to song, and subjet vary from love to personal struggles, the influence from outkast is clear on this one.
An artist to keep your eyes on, I swear blink once and you'll see him grow and take over the industry.

On a side note:
As you can tell by the title, I will be writting more often about music, it's a subject I am really interested in and think other people would like to read about as well. Not sure yet if I'll keep this a sunday thing or how often I'll do it. Let me know what your opinions are.
Also! let me know what you would like to read about next.

Simple Room Decor

The decoration of your personal room can make or break your mood. For that reason there are a few things you should try to keep in mind like: the colour of the walls, furniture, as well as everything else that you might want in your room.
Fun fact: these few things i'm about to share with you always seem to work wonders on my disposition, not so fun fact: I picked these tips up mostly from my family .

  1. Furniture: I usualy try to contrast the color of  the furniture with the walls and the floor to create a *pop out* sensation, or try to match the furniture with the floor for a cozier and more rustic feel (this one is great for bigger spaces), or match the furniture with the walls to create a amplified space, you can even contrast the furniture within itself (e.g. wood bed with metalic white shelf);
  2. Cortains: I could make a whole post about how great cortains are to complete an ambiance, but then I would not have the words to explain it all, for now i'll just say they are your best friends in the decor departement, my favorite? slightly transparent white cortains paired with colored ones;
  3. Mirrors: besides comming in handy when you need to check yourself out, mirrors are adequate in every shape and size, with a simple or garnished frame, heck even frameless, you can use them to elongate a small room and decorate walls;
  4. Visual Art: I'm talking about art work and pictures, perfect to spice up your walls, it could be as simple as a piece of paper and some duck tape. this one is probably my favourite because it gives some actual worth to my art instead of keeping it hiden somewhere else;
  5. Plants: yes real living plants, unless you thinks you can't take good care of them ( try cactus and suculents) there is no excuse for not having at least a vase with a flower in your room, maybe it's just my nature ( see what i did there ;p) but I find it extremily unconfortable when people dont have plants in their rooms, I  swear i'll buy you flowers if you dont have any plants;                                                                                                                                                                                       
  6. Bedding Clothes: this may be a obvious one for some people but I included this anyways because it is very importante, try including your favourite colour here and macth with plenty of pillows;
  7. Footwear: said what??! uh hum!!!! it's amazing what a row of your favourite and aesthetic pleasing shoes can do for your room, just trust me on this one.
On that note I'll end the post.
Let me know what are your favourite ways to decor your room and if you already knew about any off these,
Also let me know what you would like to read about next.

Things to do Before Summer Ends

O verão esta a acabar mais rápido do que parece, é difícil esquecermos-nos disso no meio do calor que tem feito aqui em Lisboa. Se calhar é melhor referir-me só as ferias de verão neste post. De qualquer forma estas são algumas coisas que talvez queiram fazer com este tempito que vos sobra das ferias de verão:
  1. Go Outside: aproveitem o ar livre enquanto o têm, podem ir à praia/ piscina; parques temáticos; fazer piqueniques, ou simplesmente ir fazer uma caminhada/ corrida, façam o que fizerem tentem desfrutar do bom tempo;
  2. Experience Culture: geralmente nesta altura do ano há toda uma imensidão de coisas para fazer deste visitar museus com exposições temporárias à concertos, quanto a vocês não sei mas eu cá costumo esperar pelo verão quando estou completamente relaxada para conseguir apreciar estas experiências;
  3. Travel, Travel, Travel: esta tudo dito não?! nem é preciso ir para longe podem muito bem aventurar-se numa freguesia/ cidade vizinha ou para a outra ponta do pais, não deixem que a expectativa de viajar para muito longe vos impeça de se divertirem;
  4. Mind Your Friends: spend quality time with your friends, okaay!!! enfaze na parte da qualidade, em maioria dos casos isto é difícil, especialmente se os vossos amigos viverem longe ou forem doutra escola, passem o tempo que vos sobra com estas pessoas tão queridas e importantes, remember: no need to be fancy.
Para mim o verão só acaba quando a escola começar, let me know quando é que as voças aulas começam e que curso estão a seguir. 
O que é que planeiam fazer com o resto das voças ferias? 
Also! let me know what you would like me to write about next.

3 Magic Things About Photography

Photography has been a real passion of mine since forever. I cant quite remember why I started but, anyhow here are some of the reasons why I still am and you can too be into it :

  1. Lets start off with a cliche: it's for the memories, for that moment of joy when passing the framed ones, or when you go through them in a family reunion, or even just finding them without looking for. Eitherway images have a peculiar way to make you remember momentes and emotions; to have you laughing or crying feeling excited, melancholic or simply regret not caring for your eyebrows back then. In my eyes pictures are some kind of time machine.                    
  2. Second  is to register:  the reason why I'm not ashamed of taking around two hundred pictures of myself a day, or millions of photos of the sky every week , honestly, I dont believe my hair will ever look as good again or that clouds will ever appear as fluffy any other time, so excuse my need to document these and the other things that bring me joy ( aka food, cats, and plants).                                                                                                                                                       
  3. The obvious one: to share. Can't think of anything that would make photography more rewarding, whether I'm sharing or somebody is sharing with me, it's the cherry on top of the cake.

Also! let me now what you think about the art of taking prictures.

the beginning

Antes de mais nada acho melhor apresentar-me.
O meu nome é Karina tenho 16 anos ( quase quase 17), nasci em Luanda, Angola e vivo em portugal desde que tenho um ano.
Interesso-me por varias coisas, ou para ser mais direta: interesso-me muito facilmente por quase tudo, desde arquitectura às conchas do mar, passando por nuvens com um formatos intrigantes e receitas caseiras de mascaras faciais. 
É aqui neste blogue que vou partilhar as minhas observações, opniões e ideias sobre estas e muitas outras coisas.
Novo post brevemente :)
x Karickie