Category Archives: Fashion

New Year, New You? Think Twice!

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Hello!

    It’s been a while hasn’t it? I know. Don’t worry, I won’t do the apologetic speech (which if you notice, is the first paragraph of most of my posts). 2014 was a tough year, not bad but tough and blogging was unfortunately not a priority… However I have many exciting ideas for 2015; which are probably not all going to be successfully accomplished but there is no harm in setting positive intentions, right?

    This whole “new year, new you” theology, set to inspire us to become better versions of ourselves. But is it really beneficial or does it generate an inner frustration and negative mentality which is constantly reminding you that “you’re just not good enough”? Throughout this past month, my (lack of) organisation skills have exceeded expectations and today I realised something, I’d never previously discussed – we were not made to follow a pattern. We are often so caught up in the way we look, that we tend to forget about the way we feel and end up applying an unnecessary pressure to our already hectic lifestyles. If it’s all already so complex, why start new projects?

    There will be time for all these worries to become useful, but the first few months of the year might not be the best ones. Specially if you are currently wearing more than 2 layers… Of course we want to be more productive, happy and healthy but no one can truly accomplish these things if we only think about the things we DON’T  actually do. Have you recently stopped to think about all those amazing things you already do everyday? I know they just seem like the “norm” but trust me, you already do so much!

 

    Nonetheless, I don’t think there is anything wrong with trying out new things, new habits and introducing new ideas to our lifestyles. It can be something as small as finishing a book, or as big as running a marathon.  But if you are anything like me, why not restart all those projects you started last year but never managed to finish? Remember – you are in control!

    We have a whole 327 days to make of 2015 a year where we have control over our own lives (weird, right?). Just don’t forget, one day at a time.

Love,

Malu

Xxx

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Going Natural

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Hi Hypestars!

As some of you who follow me around the social media might already know, I went natural! For many it is something easy and uncomplicated however for others it might demand a little bit more time. My personal opinion about it is: It’s your original form, so be proud of it!

So why did I decide to change  and why wasn’t I “natural” before:

Well for most of my lifetime I’ve  had a few battles with my hair.  I had my hair relaxed for about 3 years  it was all nice and fun but after one month I would need to be relaxing it again and that not only really damaged my hair but it also made my scalp quite sensitive (so if you ask me, “Malu should I relax my hair?” my answer will be “What did your hair do to you that you want to cause it so much harm?”).

Although many girls and women out there feel the need to have long hair to be feminine, relaxing is not the way forward in my very personal opinion. It really is only a short term solution and the only long term outcome is a big, damaged and unhealthy hair. Believe me when I say that ” I know how you feel!” because some days I will just wake up crying and asking myself if going natural is really worth it’s drama!

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Before I decided that I would go totally natural braids was my go to and the only two possibilities inside my head were: relax it or braid it! So that’s what I did, for exactly one year (January 2013 to January 2014) I didn’t need to worry about my hair for 3 months (but when those 3 months “expired”, the pain would come with no mercy). It was long and pretty but there was one very small problem, it wasn’t mine. The fact that the hair did not belong to me made me quite depressed and as a 14 year old teenager everything does get “a bit” amplified.

Trying to take the best out of being a drama queen and a teenager, I spoke to my mum and said something like “Mum this hair does not represent me, I don’t look like ‘Malu’ any more!”. So we agreed to take my braids off. So we took them off, I washed, conditioned and trimmed it and it actually looked good, for one of the first times in my life I felt like me!

Of course it wasn’t easy, but all it takes is a bit of care! As I felt on my own skin that natural black hair needs a lot of care (did you see how that totally rhymed? I feel so awesome right now!) I’m going to start a column on the blog about taking care of natural hair, everything we should know about transitioning and all those things that I believe we deserve to know. So stick around, because more posts like this will come along really soon!

PS. I know I haven’t posted much for quite a while but life has been a bit busy, however don’t worry because #MaluIsBack!

Xxx

Beijo!

Malu

Hype the Nails!

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IMG_20130324_215050.jpgHey HypeStars! So today I came here to show you guys my nail polish pick for this week. I know I haven’t posted anything for ageees but don’t worry because from now on you are going to get tired of seeing my post (Haha’)! 

Anyway… If you follow me on my Instagram this week I choose a very girly and pretty colour, pink! I absolutely love it and it had been ages since I didn’t use any pink nail polish at all!

So the name is “Puro Glamour” by Colorama (Brazilian Nail Polish Brand). I absolutely loved and I hope you guys liked it too!

PS. First time I’m actually proud of doing my own nails! 🙂

Beeijo

Malu

Xxx

 

“Back To Life, Back To Reality”

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Hello Hypestars!

So how has your new year been so far? I can speak for myself that mine has been VERY lazy, just managed to actually sit down and talk to you! But as I always say: “New year, New life!” I know we are not gonna have a “New Life” but definitely a better life!

My resolutions are really simple and probably the same as many of you but what about our Fashion Resolutions? Yeah, I just said Fashion Resolutions and believe it or not there are! So let’s get to work Hypestars…

Resolution Nº 1 –

Think about what we wear LESS! Yeah! You don’t need to think about what you wear always, specially on the special dates I always think too much and end up regretting the clothes that I choose and feel like the first choice was always the best one!

Resolution Nº2 –

Don’t ask for opinion of people who “don’t get your style” they will always think that you are wrong and they are right. Yes, I’m talking about our moms, we love them but specially when we are on those teen years, (like me!) we have a total different opinion then them! In a few years time it might be a different story but you never know…

Resolution Nº3 –

Be you baby! Nothing will work out if you are not you! Specially if you are trying to get a new you out of your soul but as we would say in Brazil “You need to wear the shirt”. I know it sounds a little bit odd but believe me, it sounds a lot better in portuguese.

So that is pretty much it for our resolutions I know you probably thought that I would do 13 as it is 2013 but no… If you think you know the other 10 resolutions just write a comment of the perfect Fashion Resolution that represents you!

Beijo :*

Malu

Knit Your Way In!

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Oii, Hype Lookers!

So today I came here to talk about something very interesting (for some of you, not as much for me 😉). Which is “knitting”! Many people have the wrong impression that knitting is for grannies and that is SO NOT TRUE.

I’m not a huge fan of knitting myself but near the christmas season there is this feeling deep inside that makes me feel like “I need to”. Probably because it is a very cosy thing to do…

But something that inspired me even more to talk about this with you today was that there are so many different ways to wear something that was knitted in a “Hype Look” way that I thought I should share my idea of ” Hype Knitting” with you!

You can wear knitted things in every item of your look (LITERALLY) and here goes some ideas for you this christmas to warm you up everywhere!

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Hope you liked it! See you soon!

Beeijo Malu

Xxx

Kate, her baby & You!

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Oi, oi meus amores!!

Eu sei que agora vocês já devem todas saber da mais nova Royal News da família a qual eu sou “vizinha”! Isso mesmo vizinha, se você ainda não sabia, agora você sabe que eu estou morando aqui na Inglaterra bem pertinho da rainha (mesmo só vendo ela pela TV)!

Anyway, a Big News é que a nossa querida Kate está esperando um baby! Ela está com +/- 4 meses e teve uns probleminhas no inicio da semana mas agora está tudo certo!

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Aproveitando essa super novidade pensei em fazer uma serie de posts especiais em relação a beleza, bem estar e todas essas coisas maravilhosas para mostrar para vocês que mesmo com uma mudança de peso, corpo e forma nós conseguimos sempre estar impecável. A gente já sabe que depois de que o bebê nascer ela vai está perfeita mas a gente que tem que se virar com a mesada ou o pagamento no fim do mês não pode dizer o mesmo, nê?

Então espero que vocês gostem desse especial de posts! Comente aqui embaixo se vocês preferem que o baby seja um boy ou uma girl!

Bjok’s Malu ❤❤

LOOK DO DIA: SHOPPING DAY

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Oi, oi meus amores!

Hoje eu acabei tendo um “Shopping Day” aqui em Nottingham e como vocês sabem aqui não é nenhum London, mas achei muitas coisas interessantes que eu adoraria  compartilhar com vocês só que a Hype Looker que vós fala esqueceu de tirar fotos!

 

ROUPAS USADAS :

CASACO – DEBENHAMS

LEGGINGS – NEXT

SHORT – PRIMARK

TOP – NEXT

SCARF – PRIMARK

BOTA – *ESQUECI*

 

Anyway além de ter visto muitas coisas legais já comecei a comprar os presentinhos para vocês e ai? Quem vai participar do concurso?

Bjok’s Malu!