August 29, 2014

August Favorites.

I never did a Favorites Post before, but I see them all the time in different blogs and I decided to do it myself. This month was all about rediscovering a couple of things in my closet and in my makeup stash. So if you want to check what I've been loving just keep reading.. 

Michael Kors "Jet Set" Crossbody Bag

This is a complete rediscovered love ! I've had this bag for years and had maybe worn it a couple of times. But last weekend as I was packing for our weekend getaway I found it on the back of my closet so I decided to take it with me. And I had forgotten how much I love it ! It's so versatile and practical. You can take it everywhere with you and avoid the problems of taking your entire makeup draw in your bag (everybody does it !). It only has room for the essentials. I recently styled it in a previous post if you want to check it out.

Want it ? Get it here or here

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo 

I can honestly say that this is my favorite lipstick. Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall I always menage to incorporate it on my makeup routine. It's the perfect red color for me and it lasts forever on the lips, you can kiss, eat or drink and the lipstick is not going anywhere. Love this formula ! If you want to read more about it click here.    

Want it ? Get it here or here.  


I have to admit that when I bought it I didn't really know how to use it. But as you start to try it out more you get the hang of it and find out how it works best for you. In my case, I use it as a makeup remover and let me tell you it takes of everything. I don't even feel the need to go wash my face after and for a lazy girl like me that's always a plus. I just put a little on a cotton pad or a baby wipe and rub in gently on the face and eyes. I know it's a little bit expensive but I think it's worth it! 

Want it ? Get it here


In this weird weather we've been having here in Rio de Janeiro my skin has been all over the place. Sometimes dry, sometimes oily with dry patches, crazy crazy.. But one thing that always saves me in Cetaphil. In my opinion the best moisturizer in the world. You may think it's only for the body, because of the packaging, but for me it works wonders on the face. All in all is a heavy duty moisturizer for all skin types. Can't recommend it enough ! 

Want it ? Get it here.   

I am Malala

This book got me crying from the introduction. But don't get me wrong it's a beautiful and inspiring story. I haven't finished yet but I can already tell that I'm gonna love it. It gets you thinking on how much we take things for granted and how much we need to be grateful for everything we have. It's a must read ! 

Want it ? Get it here

My favorites end here for today. I tried to mention only the things that I've been really loving this month and since I've been doing a lot of sightseeing the past few weeks I've been keeping the makeup to a minimum and sticking with my staples for skin care. If you would like a post about that please let me know and I'll be happy to do it. 

I hope your having an incredible day ! 

See you on the next one. 

- Michele Mattos


  1. I am in love with Ruby Woo too, it's a perfect lippie for dinner date. And I really like your MK bag, it's too cute. xx

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    1. Thanks, girl ! And you're having a giveaway.. I'm gonna go check that out !

  2. I like that you only included real favorites. I think it gets hard to read a post with 20 things on it every single month.
    :) Alice

    1. I know.. And couldn't possibly have every month 20 favorites ! hahah

      Thanks for stopping by !

  3. Great first favourites post! Love the colour of the Mac Lipstick! And gorgeous bag too! <3