Talk with Marcela Turnage on Fashion and Representation

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Gunda Hafner
Pict by Piotropacki

Marcela was here in September and we did a photo shoot for Gunda Hafner with @Piotropacki. I think I talked about this  in a previous blog. It was a fun day and we captured some amazing pictures for the launch of Gunda’s new collection. Marcela, known  as ‘The Journey of a Brave Woman’ on Instagram, came to Europe to give a talk at the Rewalk conference in Germany and we decided that she should come a few days earlier so she could spend time with me and get to know London as my house is accessible. It was so fun to have her around. I could show her around and it looks like we are old friends and not only Insta followers. On the last day we decided to sit and film for you guys about the Rewalk and her experience ( I launched this film last month – Check it out) and we also decided to talk about fashion and representation. I put a film together of this talk that we did specially for you.

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Photo shoot team

Yesterday was Marcela’s birthday so I would like to share this blog to congratulation her on that. Marcela, you are doing great work. Keep being real, keep being  your authentic self and inspiring others. We love you hun.

I really hope you like it and please share for someone you think will like it and leave your comments, that are always welcome.

Much love. Sam

International Disability Day Celebration- Adaptive Flight

International Disability Day Celebration- Adaptive Flight

Hi Guys

This week was the International Disability Day and I decided to fly to celebrate this important date. It was a way to call the attention to

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Samanta Bullock flying with Paramotor

the subject and to prove that we are capable of different and challenging  things.

It was a dream, something I had never done before and I always wished I could do. I strongly believe that when we want a thing so much we give the main idea to the universe and it was what I did, I started to talk with people and say it was something I would like to do, so it happened.

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Paramotor

We chose to fly at end of the day where we could see the sunset what was even more magical.  Capão da Canoa my city is a big city now and it was wonderful to see the city from that point of view, with all its buildings and the amazing beach. I wonder how it would be to fly at night time.

The interesting thing about this adventure is I have a friend in wheelchair that also lives here and he was there to see me, he said when we mey at first one day he would do, when i started to get ready he said, I will do it tomorrow, and when I finished my expereince he was ready to have his own. He was really up for it seeing another wheelchair user doing it made him so confident that he went for it. In less  than 10 min his wife and sister in law were at the beach to see him fly. It is why we need more adaptive sport or things to do. Social projects are of an amazing importance in these cases to arrange things for us to try and see what we really can do or what we like to do.

Thanks to Tutyboal, Ademir from Freedom Flight for arranging to me, Tuti and his team looked after me so well. It was one of the best experiences I have had. His IG is @freedom_fly_paramotor

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Capao da Canoa Beach – RS- Brazil

I also must to say thanks to my mum for filming the vlog, to Lawson Filho for the amazing pictures, his IG is @lawsonfilhofoto and Loja Nara Nubia for the outfit of the challenge, her shop is amazing with an enormous variety of clothes, check her out on IG as @lojanaranubia.

The actually flight  was around 15 min, looks like it is longer. Intook my phone with me and we kissed the sky. It will be something for sure I will try again. I hope I could inspire you to try it, if not it something similar but will take you out of your comfort zone. I am sure you can live a more fulfilled life find what make you happier and more complete.

I will make a vlog soon and will leave you guys with this amazing view of Capāo da Canoa also I will add more pictures on my Gallery here on my website.

Much love Sam

A Beautiful Rose Gold Watch by Johnny Loves Rosie

A Beautiful Rose Gold Watch by Johnny Loves Rosie

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Johnny Loves Rosie

Most people forget that watches were actually invented for a practical purpose – so that people were aware of what time it was at any given moment. Why? Because nowadays watches are mainly utilized as a fashion accessory, and not an important tool. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because there are so many watches out there that are stunning on the eye.

Of course, being a lover of fashion, I too am susceptible to falling head over heels for the perfect accessory to be strapped around my wrist. The problem was, I spent an awfully long time searching without finding anything that I’d be truly happy to wear. That was until Johnny Loves Rosie sent me a gorgeous rose gold watch to try out.

I’ve been aware of Johnny Loves Rosie for a while and am proud to say I have a strong partnership with their brand. Everything is built on love, and I firmly believe that comes across in all of their items, regardless of how unique or distinctly edgy it is.

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Johnny Loves Rosie

So, the fact I instantly fell in love with their rose gold watch was incredible, because it reinforced how elated I am to work closely with them.

In terms of the watch itself, it’s very, very elegant. Rather than being full of glitz and sparkles, it opts for natural beauty. It’s not too in your face, which is why it’s definitely one of my favourite watches that I’ve owned. Whether you need an accessory for a big night out, or something to wear on a daily basis, this certainly meets the criteria.

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Johnny Loves Rosie Pict by Piotr- Opacki

Ultimately, the underlying message here is that you should always support and advertise things that you admire and believe in. You shouldn’t represent a brand or endorse a product for the sake of it; you should choose a brand and wear an item because you genuinely like it.

If you want to check out the rose gold watch that I have, or you simply want to learn more about Johnny Loves Rosie, then you can head over to their website or Instagram page. Have fun scrolling through their awesome fashion accessories!  

Their IG: Johnnylovesrosieofficial

Much love

Sam x

Esthederm Products Help Me to Keep My Skin Silky Smooth

Esthederm Products Help Me to Keep My Skin Silky Smooth

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Esthederm- Piotr Opacki- Pict

Let’s face it, we all want to live life absorbed in confidence and happiness. Now, whether you want to admit it or not, a large factor in that is your appearance. The way people perceive us, and more importantly, the way we perceive ourselves, is essential in feeling confident, empowered and beautiful.

Luckily, in today’s advanced world, there are plenty of methods to enhance your natural beauty, and a great place to start is your skin. Why? Because healthy skin can transform you into a totally different person.

But, I’ve found that as you reach 40, it’s very difficult to find skin products that are both nice to use and will have a noticeable impact. So, when an amazing company called Esthederm sent me a hyaluronic mask and a mist water product, I was obviously quite sceptical in regard to the effect they could have on my skin.

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Pict Piotr Opacki- Esthederm

After using them, though, I can’t speak highly enough of them. The hyaluronic mask is extremely smooth on your face, and it leaves your skin feeling soft, revitalised and glowing. It works by boosting collagen synthesis and retaining skin moisture to prevent against skin aging.

The mist water performs in a slightly different way; by applying the mist water on your face, you’ll prepare your skin to absorb all the ingredients of other moisturises much better than it normally would. 

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Ultimately, it’s all about keeping your skin hydrated. Personally, I tend to use the products at night and the results have been exceptional. Just looking in the mirror puts a smile on my face, simply because the Esthederm products have enhanced my skin massively. Moreover, I love the fact that the brand prides themselves on being cruelty free.

Nowadays, it’s very easy for skincare brands to manufacture products that are the same as everything else on the market. That’s why it’s incredible that they’ve added a unique element to their products by going down the cruelty free route. Oh, and of course, their products are second-to-none which is the most important thing.

If you’re struggling to take care of your skin, or you just want to give your appearance a boost, then I’d most definitely recommend checking out Esthederm. To make life easy for you, I’ve listed their Instagram account and their website below…

Instagram: Esthedermuk

Website: https://www.esthederm.com/en/ 

 

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