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1º Aniversary | Fash&Mark

3 Mar

Sometimes this is a fashion blog

Sometimes this in an anti-fashion blog, against silly empty girls

Sometimes this is a Marketing blog

Sometimes this blog hates marketing’s deceiving campaigns

Sometimes this is an activist blog

Sometimes this is an humanitarian blog just about social causes

Sometimes this is just a blog with cute images

Sometimes this is a blog with meaningful quotes

Sometimes this is an ecological blog

At times it is even a sponsored blog

But every single time it’s a reflection of me!

Happy Birthday Fash&Mark! :)

Thank you!

Thanks to the ones who follow, the ones who read, the ones who just want cute images, the ones who sponsor, the ones who like and dislike when the subject touches their hearts or goes against their beliefs. Also thanks to the ones who are trying to shut down Fash&Mark asking to “cease and desist”.

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Happy Valentine’s Day :p

14 Feb

Happy New Year, Dears!

10 Jan

Dear readers,

I know that it is a bit late, but every day is a good day to say good things to people, right?

I just want to wish you an astonishing year!

  • Have Fun
  • Be kind to everyone
  • Listen and Respect everyone’s opinion
  • Love unconditionally
  • Open your eyes to all the possibilities
  • Say and do what your heart tells you to
  • Remember this is your life and you should be as happy as possible
  • Be where you wanna be, with whom you wanna be, whenever you want!
  • Read my blog
  • And just be happy your way…

For 2012 all I wish is everyone to wake up and see who they really are inside and join together for a better world.

A Letter to Santa Claus

22 Nov

Santa, you better stop messing up with this kid! Capiche?! :p

New Record!!

18 Nov

I am soooo excited about this! Remember when I talked about a boom of visitors on my blog? Well… yesterday this just got insanely wild!

Yesterday, Fash&Mark got 2067 visits/hits , no more no less! It was a glorious day! :D

I’m really happy (actually I looked like Spider-man, climbing walls of excitement, but happy is a  proper word) and I just want to say thank you! If you were here I would hug you all really tight.

You may be thinking “bitch please, shut up!”, but this is truly important to me! Fuck yeah!!

Keep visiting! :)

And remember: Feedback is always important!

Dear Readers,

16 Nov

Since the beginning of October, my blog has had a BOOM of readers and followers. Don’t even know where all these people came from, but this makes me really proud and happy.

I hope you all liked what you’ve seen here!

There is just one thing that I would like to ask you, beloved ones:

Anyway, Keep visiting :)

(and fucking comment. I want feedback. Make momma proud!)

Free as My Hair | How to tame it – Results!

25 Oct

Oh my… I almost forgot this post. I know I promised to make the review of a “miraculous” product, which main objective is to tame and protect wild hair, like mine! So, some months ago I received a product that smells wonderfully to tame my rebel hair – See here on this Previous Post

I’m wearing it for almost 4 months and I must say that it works!!

Well, it’s not really an amazing miracle, as my hair doesn’t look like a Disney princess or something. But… the results are pretty good, since now my hair is way more tamed than it used to be!

How to apply: Apply after washing hair with when it is still WET! (This is important, it doesn’t work for me when I apply on dry hair – it gets a bit sticky).

Cool features:

  • It lets your hair smooth and light (no one would tell you apply some product on it)
  • It smells like fruits must smell in heaven
  • The package is big, and you just need to apply a tiny bit a day, so it will last forever (kind of)
  • It Will disciplined your wild hair and PROTECT it from external aggressions

Price:  10,90€  (how much would you pay for a miracle? :p )

Where can you buy it? Here @ Boticario– they also have shampoo and conditioner, which I don’t use, so I can’t talk about it! :)

The result is near this –  Before and After


Never Gets Old…

24 Oct

Potatoes instead of Money

29 Sep

Lays (or Walters, I guess it’s the same brand) has a new vending machine that doesn’t accept money. It accepts potatoes! That’s right!

While in the machine, the potato passes a lot of phases (wash, peel, cut, fry, salt and packaged) then you receive your fresh package of potato chips.

See the video, it’s pretty cool!

 

PS. Despite looking real, the process that you see is a 60 seconds’ animation. You kinda receive the same greasy and manufactured “potatoes” that you always did from Lays.

It sucks, I know! This could be real. It would be pretty nice and healthier! And way more interactive!

My question is: Why the fuck do they want our potatoes? Trying to annihilate the competition?

Quote of the Day

28 Sep

Can’t wait for that day to come! :)

Did you think about this already? Wouldn’t it be great?

 

No money. No boundaries. No differences. No limitations.

How can a plastic bottle change your life?

28 Sep

Well, for you that are reading this article with your ass comfortably landed in a soft couch in your fancy house, with a cup of coffee next to you, seated in front of you top-of-the-art computer with great internet connection, probably it can’t change your life much! Actually it can hold your drinks inside of it, that’s good enough, right? WRONG!

As you know there are millions and millions and even more millions of people living below poverty line. But at least they have something that is kinda missing in society nowadays: Creativity to reuse materials and to find new solutions for their day-to-day problems using your “garbage”.

I’m showing you these examples, because I have faith that every time you throw a bottle away in the future, you will think about these people and the importance of such an ordinary object.

Am I saying for you to do the same? No, because luckily you don’t have the same problems as they do, but I want you to be conscious about these realities and to think “what can I do with this bottle? Will I put it in the recycling bin or can I do something different with it?” (At least I hope you recycle your stuff!)

A school made of plastic bottles

Yes, it is possible!

In the end they look like this (the 1º pic)! Crazy, huh?

More info here http://www.bottleschools.com/

Bottles become light

Seems difficult, I know. But take a look on how a man with a clever idea changed many people’s lives! It only takes you 2 minutes to be amazed!

 

Bottle as shoes

When there’s nothing, everything counts…



Now, THINK BEFORE YOU TRASH IT. Or else your kids will find this

Can you believe that we are responsible for this… :|

Our Generation should do better! What do you think?

Ingrown Hair | The Solution

29 Aug

I’m writing to express my hate on ingrown hair.

Everyone has ingrown hair. Men and women suffer from this since someone really clever decided that having hair was gross and invented waxing and its “I-remove-hair-without-pain” friends.

There’s nothing to be ashamed about… Well, actually there is!

Brands all over the world should be ashamed! How on earth hasn’t any beauty or pharmaceutical brand created an EFFECTIVE product to get rid of ingrown hair?! Can someone explain this to me?

It’s true that some of them did try, but they all sucked at it! And plus we have to hear all over again: Maybe you should do some exfoliation, or maybe you should moisturize your skin, or maybe you should use our hair removal products, cause they really respect skin,  or maybe you should rub something on said area, or maybe you should stop whining and cover yourself… Well brands, OR MAYBE you could stop lying and start working on some great products, for instance!

Or else, we will prefer spending our money in some high caloric ice cream and some chocolate bar, to eat while seeing perfectly photoshoped models without ingrown hair problems.

People, let’s get mad at brands and do a revolution! LIKE this post and spread the word!! Eventually some brand or scientist will hear us!

If you are a tech nerd and you think you could bring Photoshop to real life, speak up and save us all!

(By the way people, I’m aware that I lied naming this post, but I wanted to feel what those wacky brands feel, when they deceive us. I must admit that I can feel the POWER! Lol)

As Free as my Hair | How to tame it

27 Jun

My hair just can’t be tamed! During winter, summer, spring or whatever… In any occasion, I look like I just came out of the jungle and was attacked by several wild animals. It’s lame!

To solve my problem I have a new product that promises to, not just tame my freaky hair, but to protect it from damage caused by sun, wind, pollution and from comments like: “did you brush your hair today?” or “What happen to your hair?” or “Was it raining in the morning?” or “You know what you should use? Hair spray!”.

I’m gonna start using this product now and, hopefully, in a month I can look like a normal person, instead of a member of some remote Indian tribe.

Stay tuned! I’ll talk about the results in a few weeks.

During that time I would love to hear about any hair product that WORKED for you (in case you HAD the same problem) or if you already used this one.

If you want to complain about your undisciplined hair – Be my guest! Unlike Rihanna, I don’t like to feel like “I’m the only girl in the world”.

IDEA FOR A BEAUTY BRAND: If you want to release a new product which main objective is to tame wild shapeless hair – name it LEASH. Cause it’s exactly what my hair needs and I would totally buy it by that suggestive name! :p

How To Be Stupid at Work

22 Jun

I know you’re aware that there are a lot of ways of being stupid at work… But you won’t find a cooler way than this one!

As usual, my creative friend DIESEL  had the best idea ever: To make Facebook look like an Excel spreadsheet. Now you can keep from being an asshole at work, to start being a freaking smart asshole (or stupid or whatever)!!!

You are now able to trick your boss into thinking that you’re such an example as a professional and that you’re totally not that mothafuckin’ procrastinator, who spends its time joining useless groups on Facebook, liking hot guys/girls photos, stalking your ex or posting bad things about your work or boss on your wall. He’s so gonna bite it!

Facebook will look like this – boring as shit! Just the way your boss likes it!

See the video about this Facebook App and learn how to be the best professional your company ever had!

 

Not so smart now, huh boss?

DIESEL, when I grow up I wanna be just like you! :)

Get the Job! | Interviews

31 May

Are you trying to find a job or having interviews?  If so, I guess this article from the book “The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use”, will help you a lot.

During an interview you may be asked “Do you have any questions?” –  It’s here that your heart stops and you think “Damn! I didn’t think of this!” and your first reaction is to say “I don’t have any questions”.  Big mistake kids!

You have to show a lot of interest and be proactive; you have to ask questions about the company and its people! Asking questions will make you look smarter, will give you the opportunity to know more about the place you might work in the near future and will allow you to interact a lot more with your interviewer – positioning you one step ahead of your fellow candidates.

What you should ask:

1.Can you describe a typical day for someone in this position?” If your interviewer appears to be nervous or ill at ease, a non-abstract question like this is a good way to get the ball rolling.

2. “Could you talk about the history of this position?” Specifically, what you’re trying to find out is how long the position has existed, how many people have held it, and why it is now available.

3. “What were the major strengths and weaknesses of the last person who held this job?” Or in other words, what kind of act would you have to follow. This is also a chance to find out what happened to your would-be predecessor. How this question is answered will tell you a lot about the dynamics and expectations of this workplace.

4. “What are this position’s biggest challenges?” You’re naturally curious about the downsides of the job. But find out in a way that makes you look confident and unafraid to tackle problems.

5. “In what area could your team use some improvement?” Do you get an honest-sounding answer? This is important. It’s also an opportunity to talk some more about how your skills specifically match this company’s needs.

6. “What are the prospects for advancement?” Asking this demonstrates that you have ambition, and makes you look like a big picture person.

7. “How would I be evaluated?” If you want to know an employer’s true priorities, and what is really important about the position under discussion, ask this.

8. “Who are the most successful people in this company and why?” A clever way to get a glimpse of a company’s values/ethos/culture and how the powers-that-be measure success.

9. “Why do you enjoy working at this company?” Okay, it’s a softball question. But the answer, and the tone in which it is given, should tell you a lot. Basically, you are looking to see some sincere enthusiasm here.

10. “Do you have any reservations about me or my ability to perform this job?” It’s a gutsy thing to ask. But consider doing so because it’s a great way to get real-time feedback on you and your interview skills. Asking for criticism not only earns you points for courage, it could result in some very helpful information.

P.S. Do not ask questions that would be easily answered by consulting the company’s website. You will look unprepared, even lazy. You’ll also lose the opportunity to gather some valuable insight about this employer and the job on offer.

Now relax, suit up and good luck with that! :)

Check out some outfits ideas here

See the author’s blog at www.karenburnsworkinggirl.com.

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Old Oil into Candles

27 Apr

The first time that I heard about this new product I was thrilled. I’m that kind of person that freaks out when the cooking oil is overused and has to go to the garbage.  I read once, that one drop of cooking oil pollutes the same water as a human being pollutes is all life. 1 DROP!!! (I’m aware that this is exaggerated, but it scares huh?)

Did you know that just 1 liter of wasted cooking oil can contaminate 1 million liters of water?!

So you gotta love this machine! Oon Home Recycling Solutions is a Lisbon-based company that develops innovative green products.

Oon Candlemaker transforms old cooking oil into fragrant decorative candles! How awesome is this?

You are not just saving the planet by polluting less (reducing), but you’re also recycling and reutilizing oil as candles. And the best part is: The candles have fragrance!

For me this is one of the most (if not the most) creative sustainable gadget of all time!

Fragrances:

  • spicy orange
  • cozy jasmine
  • blueberry smoothie
  • sea lemons
  • handpicked apples
  • sweet coffee cream
  • naked soul (whatever that is)

The Oon Candlemaker is a great product and has an astonishing design. It only costs 199€ and it comes with seven pods (that neutralize the oil smell, and provide color and fragrance to the candles). Check how it works on their website.

Lynx | How to use Augmented Reality

21 Mar

You have to see this video! This is a great example on how to use Augmented Reality.

Lynx (Axe), a brand that promises guys lots of girls, made an awesome street campaign in Victoria train station in London.

This campaign allowed the brand to interact with the public live and to create buzz.

“Once people stepped inside the special Lynx Excite box, each of the Lynx Angels would fly down and greet them – and it was all captured live on the huge screen on the station concourse.” Lynx Excite

With this, Lynx was trying to prove its theory that if you use Lynx Excite even angels fall for you. But instead of a simple boring ad on TV, they met people where they less expected and, at the same time, they entertained everyone around.

Don’t miss this astonishing video!

Liked it? If you were there would you get inside of the “lynx excite box” and shake that body with the angel?

 

If you’d like more information about the Brand, check their website:

http://www.theaxeeffect.com

http://www.lynxeffect.com/uk/home/lynx-excite/

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