May 1, 2015

Instagram April's recap


Hello! Happy Friday my sweeties!!
Did you know I have an Instagram account? Well, the thing is all new to me, some of you already followed me there (thank you!!!) but If you haven't and you'd like to be in touch, please, follow! I'll follow you back!

May is already here and in no time my baby will be born *impatient*. I am going to take (at least) two weeks off blogging around the 10th of May. I have some scheduled posts just in case the little one arrives earlier :) but then I don't know when I'll restart or how I will feel about restarting blogging. So I thought to create an Instagram account to share and be in touch with you without the hard work and sentiment of "duty" that blogging involves.

I found nice the idea of doing a monthly Instagram recap, I usually love to read this kind of posts in other blogs, so I'll give myself a chance here! Let's see the highlights of April:

My baby bump kept growing!


Although I was already feeling HUGE I still managed to dress decently with no-pregnancy specific clothes during the month of April. Believe you me, it is not the case right now! :P


Nice & yummy family moments during Easter


This year my 3 year-old surprised us with this Easter basket made and decorated by him "all by himself" because now he is a "big boy" ;) At kindergarten they baked some bunny shaped bread made by the children, decorated the eggs, and the baskets. The Easter bread with raisins was delicious! 


Like every year I made my traditional "Rosca de Pascua" a special cake  for the Easter Season. Well, this time I made two! The only thing left on Easter Monday was the picture, so I guess they have liked it ;)

Some nail art has already been carefully planned!



As I've been thinking to improve the quality of my nail art designs, I started planning them and practicing on plastic wheels. Until now I just had a rough idea in my head and went for it directly on the nails, but it did not always turn out great :/  I'd like to write more about this "nail art planning" thing, I might write a separate post.


Yummy findings in the supermarket :)



For many years (11 to be exact) I have been living without this, I could only get it by traveling to Argentina or when my relatives came to visit. When I saw this at my usual supermarket, I could barely contain my excitement!! This is Dulce de Leche, an Argentine traditional kinda-caramel-jam made with milk and sugar. Compared to Nutella, this is healthy food!! Low fat (only 3.5%), high carbs, very sweet, deliciously vanilla-caramel tasting, it is used to be spread on bread for breakfast (if you like) but also for filling cakes, cupcakes, crêpes, pancakes, or as ingredient in so many recipes! 
Ok, I am hungry now... 


Nail Mail!!

I got a MoYou London voucher and free shipping, so these babies "had to" come home to me. I hope I can show them to you soon in some nail art !


Being spoiled by hubby ♥♥♥


I have already posted about theseand also done some nail art with them!!


I have reviewed some neat products


I don't want to bore you, but of all the things I have reviewed this month (including stamping plates, OPI Infinite Shine, Eyeshadow palettes, hair care products, and lip products) these three little bottles are the only that have IMPRESSED me above all! I can't recommend them enough.


Started a new project ;)


I have started a VERY AMBICIOUS project of swatching my whole collection. There are many, many, many nail polishes (no, I am not telling you how many) and I hope to finish before my kids go to uni :P
Well, the thing is my stash has got bigger than I expected. The swatches you see on the picture are "only" my April's new in O_O !! A couple of years ago I had swatched my collection entirely on round nail wheels, but since then my collection has quadrupled! and things are totally out of control. Will surely post about this project soon!

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I must admit I am not yet used to snapping pictures of my life to share on Instagram (or to be snapping pics of my life tout-court). In fact I think the most beautiful and exciting moments are not shown at all! haha. Somehow, I only think of taking pictures when it is somehow related to blogging... so yes, not much of private-private life here... I guess it takes a while to get used to it.

Are you on Instagram? Do you like this social media? how do you use it, mostly for your blog related stuff or for your private life moments, or both? What was the month of April like for you? Hahaha so many questions, please answer them if you want to, of course! and I'll be very happy to know a little more about you!

Love,
Nati

24 comments

  1. I love your recap, it is great you now have an instagram! I love these kind of posts a lot, I am obsessed with instagram haha

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    1. I enjoy very much reading your recaps Myrona, so I wanted to do one myself!

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  2. Great photos :-D

    I keep thinking I should put my collection onto swatch sticks or wheels. But it would take me a long time too :-O

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    1. Yes I know!! It will take me forever too :P

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  3. Que panzotaaa! Hermosa ♥ Me dio mucha ternura la canastita que hizo tu nene! le puso ojitos al conejo ♥♥♥
    Que onda con Essence? Siempre me llamo la atencion esa marca (Sobre todo los maquillajes, veo que sacan colecciones re lindas!!) Obvio en Argentina no se consigue :( con que marca de aca la compararias?
    Que bueno que conseguiste el dulce de leche si te gusta! (A mi no tanto, sera por que aca esta en casi todas las heladeras no?)
    Besos Nati!!

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    1. jiji, sii Caeli, esas cositas que hacen los chicos que si no las mirás con amor parecen espantosas, pero una madre... y bué yo veo una obra de arte, jajaja!
      no conozco bastante las marcas locales para compararlas con Essence... en verdad la calidad de los esmaltes muy buena, y los maquillajes es según, a veces arrasan, a veces una cagada...

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  4. I'm not on Instagram. Lovely belly :D

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    1. Thank you Aneta! I only been on IG for a month, hihi, so far so good :)

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  5. Oh wow, I can only imagine how MANY nail polishes you have, Nati! As for your questions, I do Twitter and Instagram but Twitter is solely for promoting my blog and very rarely I tweet something personal. However, my favourite has to be Instagram! I love taking pictures and it's a mix of blog and personal for me.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Shireen I should do a contest making my readers guess the number of my stash! that'd be fun :P
      I think I would also like to add a personal touch to my IG but not TOO personal, if you know what I mean.

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  6. Im from Argentina and the dulce de leche is the best (and your baby is going to love it too)! :) Best wishes for you!

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    1. thank you Julieta! you can also write in Spanish if you wish ;)

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  7. I follow, I follow! Fun recap, Nati, it's nice to see all your snaps bundled like this.

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    1. thank you Melissa! I follow u too <3

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  8. I love the recap. it was very fun reading. it is always nice to know more about any fellow blogger. I use all my socail media just for my blog purpose .

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    1. hi! thank you, I also use it mainly for the blog (specially the facebook page and twitter) but with IG I'm sometimes tempted to publish whatever i'm doing right there and it isn't always blog-related!

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  9. Congratulazioni per il pupetto! Non sapevo!
    Uh, ma quanti smalti nuovi!!!

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    1. Grazie Alice! se Dio vuole in pochi giorni nascerà la nostra principessina ;)

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  10. I liked the plastic wheel for practice. You have really improved you nail art :) I have it too but I don't use it very often.
    The swatching project is something that I should do too, but I am lazy...very lazy :P (but definitely I will do it in future)

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    1. really? do you really think my nail art has improved! in that case I think it is worth the extra work!

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  11. Bella!!! Justo estaba por hacer un post similar !
    Muy lindo te quedo <3
    Besotes!

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  12. Great post. Many interesting topics! :) Happy you started with IG too, as you know we follow each other already! I actually have one "private" account and one blog account. So I keep the lives somewhat separated but I think it's up to everybody how they want to do it. :)

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    1. Hi Gelic! yes, separating is what I do in facebook. But I don't have many "personal" contacts on IG to justify a private account. So for now I only have the blog one!

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