Just thought it'd be interesting to share some history: Halloween is a contraction for All Hallow Evens that means the day before All Hallows Day (now known as All Saints Day), a Catholic holiday that commemorates saints. It's said that on October 31st, the Allhallowtide triduum initiates. Also, it's associated to Celtic pagan harvest festivals that celebrated the end of summer and beginning of winter. In the middle ages, people would do bonfires and go door-to-door offering prayers.

Nowadays, Halloween is completely separate from religious influence, and it has become known world-wide thanks to the globalized market exchange. Even though (as I have mentioned previously) there's no Halloween spirit in the city where I'm currently living, it will always remain as one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it's because of the cinematic productions or marketing campaigns, but it's almost inevitable to feel the mysticism that surrounds the transition from autumn to winter. It matches perfectly the eerie and mysterious decorations that are exhibited this time of year.

Image from Tumblr



Image from Tumblr

Image from WeHeartIt

Image from fancycribs.com

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween

Certainly not. I started using eye creams not too long ago. Before I used to think that all eye creams were only for anti-aging. But then thankfully I came across various Youtubers (such as Missglamorazzi) and learned that some eye creams were for hydration. So my entrance to this world of eye contour care began with my purchase of the MAC Mineralized Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream. At first I thought it was amazing, it did it's job but I had nothing to compare it with since it was the first time I used a product like this. Then while I was in Europe, I bought the Aloe Eye Defense Cream from Body Shop and tried it out and it worked even better than the MAC. A few weeks ago I was looking through the Esika Catalogue (it's a cosmetics brand that is widely known in Latin America) and I saw that they had an offer on an eye gel. I decided to order it. I tried it out as soon as I got it, and guess what? It works fantastically, just as good as the Body Shop. I made a little comparison below, with the prices listed**.

They all contain 15ml.
The Body Shop // Ésika * //MAC Cosmetics
* I wasn't able to find the product page for Ésika, but that's their official website.
**These are the prices I payed for in US dollars. They may have changed. 
And once again, with this we can learn that a high price and well known brand does not always determine the quality of a product. However, there's a famous phrase in Spanish that says "lo barato sale caro" meaning that what's cheap turns out being expensive, because you may have to repair it or buy another product that replaces it, and the sum of the costs are higher than the price you initially payed. In my opinion, it's a combination of luck and the information you search for before making a purchase. Plus, it may also depend on the type of product you're buying. Some require investment while others not so much.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The more expensive the better?


Hello there! I know I said I would do a haul with the clothes I bought in H&M. I know it's been a month, but late is better than never. I couldn't really find the links in the H&M website for these items. They're probably no longer there because there are new fall collections and these are from summer. I had also bought more things while I was in Seville, there were many small boutiques with pretty clothes. Unfortunately, I've been unable to find them, though I remember buying loose dresses and pants with fun tribal-like prints. I hope I can find them soon, since I was looking forward to wearing them this upcoming summer. In the meantime, here are the pictures. 







Saturday, October 11, 2014

Haul Part 2

© La Luna Vita . Design by Fearne.