GO healthy challenge

November 17, 2011 § 8 Comments

And… it happened again. Yesteday I skipped one day off running. As I’ve told you before, 2 rest days a week should be enough. That means 5 active days and no excuses. Since I started working at Fashiolista this has been something more like… oh, it’s Friday! And the last time that I ran was before LAST weekend. Go figure. Of course this has a reasonable explanation, I’ve been working ’til late, preferably followed by events like this, this and this one. Oh, and when I come home I have a house, a boyfriend, a puppy, and oh yes, the blog that you’re reading right now. The lights in my apartment don’t go off before 1.30AM, if lucky. So I don’t even put the alarm at 6 o’clock to go for a run. 4 hours of sleep = no 10 km run. And it’s kind of too dark and cold outside at 11/12PM to go running every night, although I’ve used it as an extreme measure.

Second thing that went down; food. When people at your work start calling you jelly beans monster and you consider Starbucks muffins a meal, there you have it. You’re not healthy. Not talking about skinny or fat, just that you’re probably eating a ton of crap. And I’m not going on a diet or anything, I mean, I (almost) never post outfit pictures so, why bother?

Well, for all of this, and because I don’t want to end up in The Biggest Loser’s next season, starting today there’s some safety measures being taken. Such as, no more jelly beans, cupcakes, cakes, chocolate, candy, waffles, ice cream and all kind of sugary delicious stuff. Reduction of all the big carbohydrate consumption to once a day, and adding green stuff to my plate. You know, vegetables. No more excuses to skip days off working out and back to the old 6AM-9PM schedule.

It’s not easy to switch back to the old good stuff, but I least I am going to give it a shot.

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Just in | ASOS and Maradam

November 17, 2011 § 13 Comments

This morning I just realized how lucky I am. First, I got another package from ASOS with something I purchased a couple days ago, and then there was the sweetest letter you can imagine. My friend Saray from Barcelona is also a blogger and illustrator, besides being amazing and gorgeous, and she just thought about me and sent me a special drawing.

Do you recognize me?

Check out Saray’s work here and start following her!

Beauty | Kate does Rimmel

November 16, 2011 § 26 Comments

Top model of the world Kate Moss teams up with Rimmel London again to bring to the world her own very first lipstick collection. 7 shades that represent what Kate likes to wear on her lips! Number 03 is almost a copy of her natural lip color.

I got number 01, Kate’s red, which is also the one she wears in the ads, and at a 7 Euros per lipstick, it is just too easy not to take.

Report | LifeStylePress PR

November 16, 2011 § 8 Comments

Last but not least, my last visit PR agency visit last week was at LifeStylePress. One of the best caterings in town, they had to ask me to stop eating two cupcakes at a time while trying to introduce the brands exposed.

Founded in 2005, this PR represents mostly Dutch brands such as Est.Her, Tango or Maei, but is currently introducing a new designer brand to the Dutch market, and I am in love with it: Milli Millu. Born in Barcelona (of course!), studied in Switzerland and now based in London, city of all trades, Mireia Lluisa-Lindh creates the new multi-task bags that can fit your laptop in emerald patent leather at the same time (see picture 5 below). Every bag is named after a fashion city, from Madrid to Amsterdam to Buenos Aires to Tokyo, and the inside of the bags is labelled with tags like “my phone”, “my laptop”, my papers”, “my things”. Now there’s really no excuse to carry around a messy purse. If you want to see the whole collection go here.

Thanks again to Jony from LifeStylePress for inviting me to visit the showroom! « Read the rest of this entry »

Quick update!

November 16, 2011 § 1 Comment

If you are a good follower, you must have noticed that there has been some hazzle going on here. The blog is being completely re-done on my own host and domain, but it takes its time. All I can say is the moment you expect it the least, Mar|Adam will have changed completely; header, theme, and everything included in between. All this thanks to the magic of Michiel, who’s basically doing everything for me!

Keep tuned if you don’t want to miss a thing

Shopping | Bubbleroom Accessories

November 15, 2011 § 19 Comments

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I am a big spender. A big online shopping freak.

A little girl with a little wallet that spends it all on webshops. But that’s nothing new, is it?! If you know me a little bit, you’ll soon realize that I love finding new stores on the web so I can browse for hours adding items to my wishlist or if lucky, shopping cart. Yesterday I came across with another huge crush/webshop. Of course from my dear Sweden, Bubbleroom had me lusting over their accessories… Above, only 8 of my favorites. They carry top Swedish brands like VILA and Vero Moda, but lots of international brands too (Dolce & Gabbana, Scotch&Soda, Chloe or Marc Jacobs).

From left to right, Chex bag, Cindy boots, necklace, Donna bag.

2nd row, Lina boots, Bridget bag, bracelets, Jessica boots.

Start shopping here

PS: They have international shipping going on (thank God!) and I even got my very own free shipping voucher. Just enter MaradamBubble when checking out!

Dreams of… | Stockholm

November 15, 2011 § 15 Comments

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Last night, Kimberley reminded me that I was in the planning of a trip to Stockholm. Top one on my list of cities I want to visit very soon, truth is I know little about it. I know all the great bloggers come from there, fur is needed even on the airplane, and the Swedish houses are calling my name from there. But I don’t know where to stay, what to visit, what I can’t miss…

So, feel free to send me suggestions!