Café da Manhã

This is a quick ‘hello’ and ‘good morning!’ My mom gave me the car to use ‘til one o’clock today so I can run some errands. I’ve already dropped two pairs of shoes off at the … cobbler?? My favorite brown sandals and my 2 inch nude heels are finally falling apart. They both go with everything so I’ve worn them quite a bit. I’d like them to be in tip-top shape for Rio so hopefully they’ll be extra sturdy. I had an hour to kill before Sephora and Ulta Beauty opened up so I came to Upper Crust for breakfast. I need new mascara and setting powder and … I made a list last night so hopefully I didn’t forget anything. That castor oil that I used in my hair was SO hard to wash out. I had to wear my hair in a bun yesterday because even after using twice as much shampoo as usual, barely any of the oil washed out. I guess my hair got an extra day of conditioning! I washed it again this morning and it all came out this time. My scalp has been so dry and last night my mom’s friend Robin gave me some black soap and a cream to use overnight with lots of good stuff like shea butter, cocoa butter, calendula infused olive oil etc. I’m excited to try it out! She also recommended I do a homemade deep conditioner once a week with eggs, avocado, honey, coconut oil, and even some mayo. With all the swimming in the ocean I plan to do this is probably a good idea. The salt can dry everything out so quickly! My hair feels extra soft today though.

Este é um rápido "olá" e "bom dia!" Minha mãe me deu o carro para usar até às 1h de hoje para que eu possa fazer algumas coisas. Já deixei dois pares de sapatos no… sapateiro? Minhas sandálias marrons favoritas e meus saltos nus de 2 polegadas estão finalmente caindo aos pedaços. Ambos combinam com tudo, então eu os usei muito. Eu gostaria que eles estivessem em ótima forma para o Rio, então espero que eles sejam mais resistentes. Eu tive uma hora para matar antes que Sephora e Ulta Beauty abrissem, então eu vim para Upper Crust no café da manhã. Eu preciso de um novo rímel e colocar pó e ... Eu fiz uma lista na noite passada, então eu não me esqueci de nada. O óleo de mamona que eu usei no meu cabelo era tão difícil de lavar. Eu tive que usar meu cabelo em um coque ontem, porque mesmo depois de usar o dobro do xampu de sempre, quase nenhum óleo foi lavado. Eu acho que meu cabelo tem um dia extra de condicionamento! Lavei novamente esta manhã e tudo saiu desta vez. Meu couro cabeludo estava tão seco e ontem à noite amigo da minha mãe Robin me deu um pouco de sabão preto e um creme para usar durante a noite com muita coisa boa, como manteiga de carité, manteiga de cacau, azeite de infusão de calêndula, etc. Estou animado para experimentá-lo ! Ela também recomendou que eu fizesse um condicionador profundo caseiro uma vez por semana com ovos, abacate, mel, óleo de coco e até mesmo alguns maionese. Com toda a natação no oceano eu planejo fazer isso é provavelmente uma boa idéia. O sal pode secar tudo tão rapidamente! Meu cabelo parece muito macio hoje.

xoxo

Mariamma

Friday Morning

Good Morning! It's a grey day here in LA and ... somehow that made me crave waffles. Maybe it's the nostalgia for cozy mornings at my Mamma's house where she always makes waffles and a smoothie. Spoiled. I'm slacking on the smoothie part. I'm just chilling on the couch in-between the puppy and my roomie, helping her pick wedding invites. Cheers to weekend! 

xx 

Mariamma

Brunch with a View

This past Sunday I got to catch up with my friend Stacey who I haven't seen since we studied abroad together in Rio! It's been three years! It was yet another birthday brunch - this time up in the hills with a beautiful view. A breakfast buffet, bottomless mimosas, and lots to catch up on is a recipe for a good time. I was watching my roommate's dog Jackson this week so after brunch I scooped him up at home and we went on a little hike along the beach. He just wanted to run and run. He's a tiny yorkie so I didn't expect him to be as fast as he was - a fun surprise :). And the sunset was the perfect end to one of my favorite weekends I've had in LA thus far. 

<3 

Mariamma