TOTAL WELLNESS

beauty, health, total wellness

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Yesterday I posted this quote in my Instagram because it’s actually something that really inspires me.  I believe beauty is being yourself and everyone is beautiful their own way.

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That being said I want to be the best version of myself to be able to love myself to the fullest and feel beautiful every day. Isn’t that your goal in life? Feeling so proud of yourself that no one’s opinion can bring you down or that you don’t need validation from others.

I want to share more about health and fitness  in this blog and also on my Instagram and YouTube.

I feel beautiful when I’m healthier, and everyone I know who tried to live a healthier lifestyle sticks to it. First of all I want to remark  that it’s not about being on a diet, (I actually don’t believe in diets but I’ll talk about it in another post) it’s about making the most of your life to make sure you are living it to the fullest and being as confident, healthy and beautiful as you can be.

How would you feel if I told you that you can feel and be prettier without makeup?

Because you can and that’s what I want to show from now on.

Of course I’ll keep using makeup and doing makeup videos because I love it! But I want you to be able to go to the beach in a bikini and makeup free and feel confident and love who you are and how you look.

I want to be able to integrate all my passions in this blog because I personally believe everything is connected and I truly feel lifestyle has a huge impact on beauty.

So please feel free to ask me any questions related to this because I’m going to be writing and filming tones of videos about this topics!

See you soon

xo

OPPOSITE HAND MAKEUP CHALLENGE

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Happy Thursday everyone!

Yesterday I uploaded to my youtube channel a makeup challenge called : The Opposite Hand Challenge, and let me tell you it was harder than I expected.

Since I can do pretty much everything with any hand (p.e: I use the mouse with my left hand) I thought this would be pretty easy but… no.

I felt my body was so used to doing my makeup with my right hand that I wanted to change hands all the time! When doing my left eye I was comfortable but when  I had to switch to my right eye I felt my right hand begging me to use it.

Anyway I encourage everyone to try this because I feel you learn to listen to your body and you realize what you actually know how to do. For example I had no problem when applying eyeshadows to my eyelid but when I proceded to blending crease colors or blending my concealer with my ring-finger I felt I was being soooo harsh, like I wasn’t being delicate I was almost stabbing myself with the brush.

So since I had a really good time filming this video I’ll leave here down below and I highly recommend you to try it and don’t forget to post an Instagram picture and tag me @Getreadywithdanae or create a blog post about it and comment down below!

Hope you enjoy!

See you soon

xo

 

THE ORANGE GINGER SMOOTHIE + HEALTH BENEFITS

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You may not know this but I’ve been trying to go caffeine free lately and I have to admit I am a morning person. I wakeup before 5 am to go to the gym and smash a workout and then I work an 8 to 5 job, but at 6 pm when I get home I am so dead I need something to keep me awake until at least 9 pm.

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AND – I – HAVE – FOUND – IT.

The best juice/smoothie recipe that will wake you up naturally and the best thing is that you can make it at home!

I’m talking about an orange and ginger based smoothie. You can directly blend the fruits or cold press them. Feel free to add any other fruits or veggies to your taste, if you like sweeter flavors you can add strawberries or blueberries. If you can to make it a little more savory you can add lime or lemons and in case you want to make it softer and even more refreshing I recommend you to add cucumber.

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But to be honest I discovered it in a cafe here in Barcelona called MOLIKA about a year ago actually but I didn’t know it had so many health benefits. It’s a cold pressed juice that they prepare it at the moment so you get all the vitamins! The exact recipe of the one I drink is: Orange, ginger, apple and carrot.

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And just in case you don’t know ginger is extremely good for you!!

Beauty wise is very good to keep your skin clear and glowy due to its highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.

It’s also a very good source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. It has the ability to boost the immune system, is so effective at warming the body, it can help break down the accumulation of toxins in your organs.

It also improves your nutrient absorption, digestion, muscle soreness and girls let me tell you it really helps with menstrual cramps and many more!

Since I don’t want to go on and on about this let me know if you want me to do a blog post about a compilation of facts about how ginger improves our health but until then… make sure to integrate some ginger in your diet!!

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See you soon!

Dànae

SPRING AND SUMMER PICKS 2017

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Ok. Don’t freak out. April just went by and every day is one day closer to summer. Obvious duh, but think about it. Is your wardrobe ready? Is your beauty batch ready? Have you found the ultimate liquid bronzer or glowing highlighter?

Yeah, don’t worry, neither do I.

But hey! That’s why I’m here writing about this topic! I want to share with you what I think it’ll be in this spring/summer and what I’d like to buy so I guess we can call this a wish list.

BIKINIS

First things first: swimwear. I’m not going to lie. Whenever I think about summer/ summer fashion bikinis are the first thing that comes into my mind. The reason is that I love spending my summer days by the pool on in the ocean, even discovering rivers and lakes whenever I go for a hike! So for me bikinis are a must and I like to own a few so just in case one is still wet I can use the other one. These are my top picks for this summer and don’t worry there’s a link for every single product 😉 .

Nudes. This is a trend that has been going on for almost a year now, a simple cut in a nude flattering shade.

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kiraswim bikinis

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PRO TIP:  Be careful when choosing your color and if you hesitate don’t buy them online! Nude colors are hard to choose because if you pick the wrong undertone you can look naked when you get in the ocean. That happened to me about 3 years ago, I had like a brown bottoms and a bright yellow top. And since my skin gets really dark in the summertime the brown bottoms blended with my skin. One day I got out of the water and my mum told me: “when you are far away it looks like you are half naked.” That’s when I realized that is really important to choose the right color and don’t get it just because you like it. Although she thought it was funny and there was nothing wrong with it I felt embarrassed and never wore that bikini ever again.

Fashion. Proper clothes. For me it’s hard to put effort in my clothes in the hotter months. I feel clothes stick to my skin and I rather be comfy than fashionable. But this year I decided I want to put a little bit more effort into it, do my research and buy cute and breathable clothes to feel good and fresh this summer. Here are some of the trends I’m so ready to try this summer!

OFF THE SHOULDER TOPS 

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PRINT PANTS

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SIMPLE CUTE TOPS 

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We all know a cute outfit is the best confidence booster (at least for me) so what should we do when all our cute clothes are dirty? There are some great ways to spice up your simple outfit with cool accessories so it’ll look like you are trying harder than you really are.

SUNGLASSES

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CAPS

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To be honest whenever you have a bad hair day you can draw the attention to your face so no one will look at your hair. These are the top 3 products you’ll need this summer to get your makeup popin’ so no one will even look at your hair.

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SO we all want our makeup to last all day long specially in the summer time because it all tends to melt of our faces. Lately I’ve been hearing lots and lots of people talking about this one and since I was that now Sephora Spain started to carry BECCA I might go give it a try!

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HIGHLIGHTER

Ok, I know I might look repetitive but hey! I never ever tried any BECCA products because Spanish Sephoras wouldn’t carry this brand. But they just announced that these products will be available from now on in their website and in the store I can’t help myself to want these even more!! Plus we all know that the highlighter in the shade opal is the new soft and gentle. Everyone and their mother is raving about this product… I will get my hands on it!

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LIQUID BRONZER

I’ve heard wonders about this brand in general , highlighters and the bronzing drops.. and they look soooo gooood on everyone’s skin tone that it made me want to try it even more. Plus liquid and cream products feel amazing on the skin when it’s hot, at least on my skin. It all feels much more natural and glowy and that’s what we want to accomplish here, golden, glowy bronzed goddess. Am I right?

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So how you can see I’m following an aesthetic here and although it’s not intentional what so ever! I’m so pleased I kinda found my style. Because no, I haven’t found my style yet so if you are willing to find yours as well we can do it together!

Make sure to follow me on insta to get daily updates about me @danae.em or @getreadywithdanae. Yes I have two Instagrams because I’m extra like that and I created one strictly for my beauty channel hahahaha. Also don’t forget to comment down below if you find something I might like and feel free to ask me any questions!

See you soon xo,

Danae

MY SPRING SHOE PICKS

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It’s that time again, finally we are getting more hours of sun and higher temperatures. This means changes in our wardrobe right? I have to confess: I’m in love with shoes… and I’m probably a little bit obsessed with sneakers. Basically I like comfort and fashion and those are two things hard to achieve together, but I’m here to show you how I do it!

So since this awesome weather is coming and we all need some inspiration for what shoes to buy I’m going to show you the shoes that I bought for this season.

I own like 5 pair of sneakers but you can never have too many, right?

So the first pair I bought are these Nike Huarache. I’ve been obsessed with these for months but I never thought these could look dressy or formal. But I guess that pairing them with a nice blazer or a cute top I can make them work!

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This is the second pair. I fell in love with these! These shoes are supposed to be for winter but come on… are totally fine for gradually get into summer shoes. Plus are extremely comfy and easy to clean! We all fell in love with the perfect pair of suede shoes but what will you do when they get dirty? Suede is really difficult to wash without ruining the pair.

Although you might think this is kind of “your grandma’s” shoe or and “old lady slipper” I feel these have gotten so trendy over the past few months and the truth is that if you are looking for a more mature look but trendy still these are perfect. I see them like it’s what the classy business woman would wear when she’s not feeling like wearing high heels.  You know?

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These ones are pretty similar but I feel I’ll wear these whenever it’s a bit colder since are a lace up shoe. I find this pair a bit more casual than the last one maybe because of the laces but don’t get me wrong you can definitely dress this up!

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To be honest when I first got these I though.. “Wow, these shoes are going to look massive in my feet” because I have pretty bit feet and this are like pointy shoes, but they don’t! And if so, what? I have to admit that that has always been one of my biggest insecurities but I don’t care anymore, because I realized that when you have this kind of “fears” you are the one who notices it the most! I’m sure other people won’t even look at my feet!

Also I never had a statement shoe and since I like to dress pretty simple I feel these will give my outfits a nice kick. They look awesome with leather jackets or blazers plus they are trendy, comfy and edgy. There’s nothing wrong with them!!

Last but not least: workout shoes. I don’t know about you but I like to work out every day and one of the things that motivates me the most when waking up at 5 am to head up to the gym are new cute gym clothes. We all know summer shredding is here and we all need an extra motivation to get out of bed put our sneakers on and kill that workout.

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I choose these ones because, one:  they are a nice neutral color, I love a nice simple sneaker to go to the gym because brands love to create crazy colored activewear and if you want to look cute at the gym too the last thing you need is a crazy color sneaker.

Wearing a neutral sneaker like this one gives you more variety when it comes to buying workout clothes, I mean think about it: would it be cute to wear this with crazy yellow /green pants? Yeah totally! What about those pants but with red shoes? Orange? Purple? Pink? It’s all more difficult to combine.

Second of all they are sleek and comfy! They look clean and polished so it’s ok to wear them outside of the gym.

And last but not least they are also available for men so if your workout buddy is a male you can also wear matching shoes! Am I the only one who thinks that’s fun? I don’t think so.