Giveaway| Rubi Nail Polish

This year, apart from the new section of car reviews, I decided to start doing giveaways with products that I bought or were offered to me during my travelling. If you don’t know the brand Rubi, here is the opportunity to do it! I used to buy their nail polishes in South Africa, because they last for a week without cracking.

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You can buy this nail polish at Cotton On or you can participate in my giveaway and get this green Rubi Nail Enamel polish.

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Oh! Lemon Pie| Illustrations

The artist behind Lemon Pie Illustrations is Laura, who recently made a lovely drawing of myself.

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With 24 years old, Laura uses the art of illustration to relax, since it’s something she always loved to do. After winning several illustrations’ competitions when she was little, she thought of studying Fashion and Design, but ended up studying Architecture. A few years ago, Laura started her blog Lemon Pie Illustrations, where she shares her art with the world.

Here are a few examples of her drawings:

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You can also find her work at Lemon Pie Illustrations Facebook Page here. There you’ll be able to see her illustrations after being digitalized and order your personalised ones.

Lemon Pie Illustrations Instagram: @lemonadeblog

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Hippopotamus| for Grilled Meat Lovers

Hippopotamus was one of my favourite restaurants in France, I even got to spent a Christmas Eve dinner with my family at this restaurant. Of course, back then I was a kid and the fact that they offered balloons and surprises with the food was the perfect reason for me to love this place.

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Nowadays I visit the restaurant for the food, yes, the FOOD, especially now that they opened an Hippopotamus closer to me. The latest addition of the Tivoli Restaurant in Lisbon is the ultimate spot for grilled meat lovers.

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With a very relaxed decor and a friendly atmosphere, this restaurant has to be on your list next time you visit Lisbon. Ideal for lunches or casual dining with family or friends.

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I would like to thank the waiter Rita for the lovely service on my last visit.

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Contact Details

Address: Av. Dom João II, 27, 1990-083
Lisbon, Portugal
Email: hippo@tivolihotels.com
Telephone: +351 218 915 460
Hippopotamus on Facebook.

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Illustrations| Raquel Sarabia

Her name is Abi, well, her real name is Raquel Sarabia. I met her in Seville, south of Spain, when I was having the “I want to be a fashion designer” phase in my life.

One of the most creative people I know, and also very skilled, Raquel completed her degree in Fine Arts and started dedicating herself to the art of illustration. Raquel was kind enough to draw this lovely tiger for the blog.

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She created a blog where she shares her work in process: sketch books, engravings and her own illustrations.

Raquel also does personalised illustrations in case you’re searching for a birthday gift for example.

Here are some examples of her work:

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Contact Details

Website: https://ilustracionesraquel.wordpress.com/
Raquel Sarabia Illustrations on Facebook.
Raquel Sarabia Illustrations on Twitter: @RaquelSarabia13

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KOKO|Sushi Restaurant

It was one of these days when you know you HAVE to have sushi. For breakfast, lunch, dinner, home, out in a restaurant… It doesn’t matter. I gotta have it.

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I recently wrote a post about Sushic Fusion Food, one of my favourite Sushi restaurants. But I have to add a new one to the list! It’s called KOKO and you should try it the next time you visit Lisbon.

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The employees are Japanese, which is great because you know the food will be authentic, but it can also be difficult to make them understand what want to have, what you like and what you don’t appreciate that much.

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However, you will leave this place and feel like you just ate for a month! Since it’s close to the Oceanarium, I advise you to visit it while you lose a few kilos by walking around in there!

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Contact Details

Address: Avenida Dom João II 1.13.02 -Parque das Nações,
Lisbon, Portugal
Email: info@kokorestaurant.pt
Telephone: +351 21 894 9149
KOKO on Facebook.

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Fiat 500

The Cinquecento, like the italian like to call it, was the subject of my second car review.

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After the struggles of finding a place to park the BMW (last review), this mini car fits pretty much anywhere. You know when you’re trying to find a place to park and out of a sudden you think you find a spot but… yikes! There’s a Smart parked there. Well the same happens with this Fiat, a very practical town car.

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What isn’t that practical is having only three doors. Getting out of the car every time someone wants to come in or out of the back seats can be very annoying, especially if it’s raining. Also, the space at the back seats is a bit limited. If you’re tall, don’t even go in, it will be a challenge for you to get out.

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Most of the controls are very logical and you can hook up your phone to the Bluetooth system.

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But since being tall isn’t one of my problems and it’s hard to deny the style of this car, I fell in love with the Cinquecento.

 

Fiat 500 Review from Melissa De Sousa Nunes on Vimeo.

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