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