Love your self, Love your skin.

It's been a while that I have been giving myself all the care and love to respect and take care of my body, and I thought I could share some ideas, as this is something I've been battling for a while.

Some years ago I started experiencing some reactions in my face skin. It took me a while to find the right doctor to help me with the correct prescription. This doctor was based on the basis of medicine. His prescriptions were not so much recommending a specific lotion promoting a certain brand but writing the whole recipe himself so the chemist would prepare it for me. Individually and personally created.

I've been getting more and more interested in natural remedies for the past few years. For some years, I saw my skin reacting all sorts of ways to the "ordinary" products, shower gels, shampoo, lotions... My skin itched and ached, I had red parts that were almost bleeding. I was desperate and did not know what to do.

I returned to the same doctor and he simply told me to not use the "shit" we find in the supermarkets. He told me to go back to the basics and use something more natural.

Mamita Botanical

I started using products based on the main principles of cleaning and hydrating since, as he put it "we are not dirty, we don't really need to shower with such aggressive products). So I started washing both my body and face with  natural soaps based on olive oil, argan oil, almond oil... 

My skin changed, my quality of live improved. 

Little by little, I saw changes in my face skin. I was growing, my face skin was getting more... let's say "experienced", and needed for some extra help. Dryness, red areas, dead skin. I needed some help.


Some years ago I discovered an online shop I'm totally in love with: The Singular Olivia. It's a little shop in Segovia, Spain, that ships all their products (at least to Spain, not sure if it ships internationally). Thanks to Paula, its owner, I discovered a new brand she started selling in the shop: Mamita Botanical.

Mamita Botanical happens to be the beautiful project of Eli, a girl that, like me, had a curiosity and interest in natural remedies and the power of nature for curing and healing. She had had issues with her skin as well and after chemical products, she found the solution in oils.

Her interest took her further into this field and she started a brand of skincare products or, as she puts it, skin food.

Believe me, it is skin food.

mamita botanical skincare
mamita botanical skincare
Mamita botanical skincare
Mamita botanical serum super linda


Little by little, my Mamita Botanical family has been growing in my routine, and since I discovered this little brand from Barcelona, my own city, my face skin has improved and is now feeling alive again. The color, the texture and, most importantly, the feeling.

The cleaning powder is magic, and so easy to use, you only need to mix it with little water and get a paste that will wash your face perfectly. The toner has helped me with my oily skin and annoying pimples and, believe me, I can't go to bed without adding the "super linda" serum and "Super Linda" moisturizer to my daily routine. Including that smell... oh my... That smell is like going to sleep into just washed sheets with the summer breeze of lavender (I sound like exaggerating... but I am not)

Must say, I have oily skin and I'm adding OIL to my skin every day!!!! But believe me, the right number of drops will do magic.

Also, after those long summer days, after being exposed to the sun, both the serum and the body oil will help your skin regenerate, get what it needs to heal from the aggression of the sun and you will avoid peeling the days after (at least, it helped me a LOT with that).

I hope all this information is useful and that you start using more sustainable and natural products that respect your skin and your whole body.

I'll be talking about more ways we can take care of ourselves. This way, I hope we can go back to feeling better in our own skin.

mamita botanical skincare
Mamita Botanical Skincare





Once upon a time...

Once upon a time there was a girl that discovered she liked creating. She lived for creating.

This girl knew she wanted to use her life for making things and, somehow, help others. Maybe teaching, making them discover, making them think or encouraging them to make things themselves.

She wanted to make things and make others feel.

These thoughts had arrived to her through all the books she had read, from all the good moments she had lived with them. "I wish I could make something like this to make someone feel like I feel now" she thought. And she decided she would become a writer. She wrote pages and pages with her thoughts and stories that motivated her. She filled blanks everywhere in between lines.

Later on in her life, she learnt how to read properly. She read the big ones in History and learnt that not only words have meanings but also blanks and in between lines. She learned stories are hiding and building everywhere....

While learning how to read she also started to learn how to look. Someone put a camera on her hands and suddenly she understood that she could not only write those stories, thought, feelings with words, but that she could also write them with light and create images. It was magic.

She then started finding her own path with light as it is something you need to learn you mould and get used to. The same way she preferred some authors over others, and some words to express herself, she needed to learn the light she was feeling more comfortable with and over what she wanted that light.

But creating is not something easy. Creating implies time, effort, all you have got inside you sometimes.

This girl grew up and live became more real, more independent or, actually, more dependent. She was more dependent on making a living out of something for being able to create. But time shrunk little by little, and motivation sometimes was not showing up at all. She grew up and thought she had to give more time to that "dependent" thing in order to buy herself some time and some tranquility: being independent. 

She needed to be dependent in order to be independent.

Does that make any sense?

This is the story of this girl right in this point in her life. When she realized she wanted to go back to her stories, her words and her light. 

The dream of this girl was living out of making, creating. 

It's going to be tough and hard sometimes as this girl knows she lost the track a little bit. She does not know how to follow the path any more and needs to discover new light and new words. But she's going to work hard to achieve that. 

She tried some times in the past, writing others' stories and just painting others' light. But in the end she felt it was not making HER story. She's now going to find her own way and her own path. And this blog is going to be a witness of all that as, TADAAAAA, that girl is me. Surprised, huh?!

I'm going to be posting about thoughts and ideas, discoveries and how to's. Maybe it's not the best way, but I'll be working to find it, don't worry.

If you made it to this sentence here, thanks for reading. It really means a lot to me. And if you have any questions or you want to say "hi" or any other thought, do not hesitate to contact me via comments, contact area in the web or writing to It may take me a while to respond but I promise I will.

This will be a new chapter, please, don't let that dreamy girl down.



París es una fiesta

El pasado sábado fue la inauguración de mi exposición "París es una fiesta" en la galería/peluquería Room28 en el barrio de Gracia, Barcelona. La podéis ir a ver durante este mes y hasta mediados del siguiente en la calle Llibertat num. 28.

De momento no tengo ninguna foto del evento pero todo llegará.

Os dejo con algo mejor. ALGUNAS de las fotos de la exposición :)

Gracias a todos los que pasasteis a compartir ese ratito conmigo, por vuestros comentarios, las risas y los abrazos. Fue un placer estar rodeada de todos vosotros.

Os dejo con las fotos, la historia (porque hay una historia) seguirá expuesta. Y quién sabe! ya estoy tramando algo nuevo :)


The Artist: ComaJoyas

Os presento a Claudia y ella es el alma de ComaJoyas.

Claudia trabaja cada día en su taller de Gracia, Barcelona. En un rinconcito en un edificio lioso lleno de puertas, escaleras y pasillos, que esconde una de las luces más tranquilas y conmovedoras que he visto. Se respira paz y sueños, la gente que por allí se pasea crean a cada minuto y es un rastro que dejan dibujado al pasar, cuando te miran y se van. Y Claudia es una de ellas. Concentra todas sus ideas en esa habitación, dos ventanas, y cuatro mesas (dos de ellas para tratar los metales, una para cada metal) y ahí es donde los sueños se hacen realidad.  Piezas hechas a mano completamente, con formas únicas, sus acabados únicos, sus texturas...

Mientras hacíamos las fotos me enseñó las diferentes técnicas que utiliza y me explicó las dificultades o maneras de trabajar con cada metal. Materias primeras para una artesana que hace las cosas con mimo y cuidado. Casi como si fuera una receta, conoce perfectamente la composición de cada pieza. 

Se nota que es una apasionada de lo que hace, una enamorada de su trabajo y una artista con su obra.

Claudia está siempre en la Fira d'Artesans de Gràcia, así que si la veis, decidle "hola!" y parad en su stand para ver su obra! También crea y vende por encargo (piezas especiales, alianzas...), así que podéis poneos en contacto con ella, seguidla en Facebook o escribidle a

Y hasta aqui mi primera artista de "The Artist". Gracias Claudia por abrirme la puerta de tu taller y descubrir tu mundo, ha sido todo un placer.