Tuesday, April 14, 2015

500 FOLLOWERS!


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Dear amazing followers,
500 followers and 151,500 views! Wow! 
Thank you all so much for following, commenting and supporting me this far. I couldn't do it without you all, literally none of this would be possible without you guys. 
I wouldn't enjoy creating my posts if  I didn't have you as an audience, so thank you very much!
I have to be honest, there were times before when I contemplated deleting my blog, but there were always tons of good reasons that pulled me back. 
 This means a lot to me and I really can't thank you enough!
 Please be sure to follow my blog on Facebook, Instagram, and Bloglovin. 

Once again , thank you all so much! This is amazing!
Sending you all a big virtual hug.

Btw, baby is still not here yet, I will for sure keep you posted. 
Stay tuned! One more day till my due date! :)
Claudia

Friday, April 03, 2015

MY TOP 5 FAVORITE GREEN SMOOTHIES

Hi my loves!
Being pregnant is not a reason to give up on my healthy habits, but to enforce them even more.
We all need to detox our bodies once in a while. I choose to do it pretty much everyday with delicious smoothies made with my favorite veggies and fruits. It's not only healthy, but it's easy to make and delicious, so let's get started with my top 5 favorite green smoothies. 
Before adding all my ingredients, I start by pouring some water or coconut water in my blender, so the blender blades can move freely. Next I add chunks of my favorite vegetables or fruits.
I also choose organic fruits and veggies, but when I can't find organic I always make sure to wash them in a bowl with water and a bit of vinegar. You don't want to eat those yaki pesticides.

For the 1st smoothie all you need is:
A handful of fresh spinach leaves
1 carrot 
1 apple
1 cup of water
Place all the ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. 
You can add more or less water to reach the desired consistency. 

2nd favorite smoothie
A handful of fresh Kale leaves 
1 slice of Pineapple
1 table spoon of Chia seeds
1 baby cucumber
a couple of nuts 
1 cup of water
Place all the ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. 
You can add more or less water to reach the desired consistency. 

3th
1 celery
1 handful of fresh parsley
1 peeled cucumber
fresh ginger
1 mango
1 freshly squeezed lemon
Place all the ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. 
You can also add water to reach the desired consistency.

4th
1 slice of pineapple
2 Kiwis
1 handful of blueberries
1/2 cup of water
Place all the ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. 
You can add more or less water to reach the desired consistency. 

5th
1 handful of fresh baby spinach
1 apple
1/2 banana
1 cup of yogurt
5 strawberries
1/2 orange
Blend well and enjoy!
This will give you tons of energy!

Do you have any great healthy and delicious recipes to share with us or perhaps would like to be a guest on my blog and share your recipes please email me @ claudiasofiapersi@gmail.com
I would love to hear from you!
Wishing everyone a happy and blessed Easter!

Claudia 

Monday, March 30, 2015

GET INSPIRED WITH THESE AWESOME FASHION BLOGGERS

www.spanishmuse.com
www.atlantic-pacific.blogspot.ca
www.thefashionstirfry.com/
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www.sincerelyjules.com
www.anyelinacloset.com
www.flashforwards.blogspot.ca
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www.camilacoelho.com
ONE SWEET DAY
www.ivaniasmode.com
www.lovely-pepa.com

Hi ladies!
I simply love these personal style bloggers, they inspire me with their looks, all awesome in their own ways. 
I will definitely share more in the future in other posts but for now here is a little update on my pregnancy: 
I am getting really close to my due date, two weeks or less and our baby boy will be here with us.
   We can hardly wait!!! For now I just have to deal with all the fun pre- labour signs that are increasing as the days go by. I've been having lots of sharp pains in my cervix, really strong leg cramps at night, regular trips to the washroom, baby already engaged " can definitely feel the pressure", Braxton hicks all the time specially at the end of the day and last but not least definitely not glowing at this point. LOL 
I am so ready to have this baby, our hospital bags are ready to go, his room is ready, now it's just a waiting game. 

Take care everyone!
Claudia 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

10 CRUELTY FREE BRANDS AVAILABLE AT SEPHORA


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
http://occmakeup.com/
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Urban Decay
http://www.urbandecay.com/
Smashbox Cosmetics
http://www.smashbox.com/

Too Faced Cosmetics
https://www.toofaced.com/
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Tarte
http://tartecosmetics.com/
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Hourglass Cosmetics
http://www.hourglasscosmetics.com/

Anastasia Beverly Hills
http://anastasiabeverlyhills.com/
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Tan Towel
http://www.tantowel.com.au/
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Ren Clean Skincare
http://www.renskincare.com/
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Josie Maran
http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com/
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If you've been following my blog for a while, you already know I love animals. 
The issue of animal rights is close to my heart, especially  the problem with animal testing in cosmetics. 
 It makes me really happy that more and more companies are becoming cruelty free, but I wish many more that I used to be a fan of would also stop testing on animals. 
 I wish there would be more famous/ big brands that would stop this cruel practice against animals. 
 Hopefully one day!!! 
Animals should all be treated with respect and not locked up in cages and have chemicals rubbed into their eyes or forced down their throats. 
Hope you enjoyed this post and hopefully with more posts like these I can make it easier for you all to buy cruelty free. I was for sure happy to find these great brands at Sephora. 

You are welcome to check out my other cruelty free posts in the beauty section. 
Here are just a few: 
http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/2013/11/10-favorite-cruelty-free-nail-polish.html
http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/2014/05/cruelty-free-hair-products.html
http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/2013/11/beauty-without-cruelty.html
http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/2014/01/cruelty-free-perfumes.html
http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/2013/07/bump-grind-by-china-glaze.html

When in doubt of which products are cruelty free, you can always contact the company itself or visit these websites to find out which companies do and which don't test on animals. Animals don't deserve to suffer for our vanity and remember beauty is only beautiful when you are not hurting anyone :
http://www.leapingbunny.org
http://www.gocrueltyfree.org
http://www.peta.org/
Please don't hesitate to share any questions, concerns or ideas you may have!
  
Take care everyone!
Claudia

Monday, March 02, 2015

DIY HOMEMADE AIR FRESHENER

Easy DIY today ladies and gentlemen. 
 Who doesn't want their home to smell amazing and fresh? I love to do this homemade air freshener, it's easy, quick, eco-friendly and best part is there are no chemicals involved. 
This is what I do: 
In a pot, I boil some orange peels with 2 cinnamon sticks, if you don't have the cinnamon sticks you can always add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I also like to add a little bit of lemon juice and rosemary leaves to the boiling water then turn it to medium heat. 
The steam fills the air in your home with a really pleasant scent.
Don't forget, next time you eat an orange don’t throw away those orange peels and try this easy diy! 
Et VoilĂ !
Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy DIY.
Take care everyone!
Claudia 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NEW IN, SWAROVSKI

Hello darlings, I know I am a little late, but I wanted to share with you my lovely Swarovski treats from my recent Birthday and Valentines. Hope everyone had fun on Valentine's Day. Ours was not that amazing for one simple reason, I spent Valentines night at the hospital with extreme nausea and vomiting. Yes again!!! How sexy was that?
It's ok, I am doing much better now. 
It's really in difficult times and when you go through certain situations that you really see who your real family and true friends are and the ones that really care. I am blessed and I appreciate every single day to have a husband that cares and that is so patient even when my patience is already reaching the limit, plus, let's just say he really knows how to spoil me, but let's put it this way I am a good wifey too. :)
Are you a fan of Swaroski pieces?

Take care my loves
Claudia