Monday, April 24, 2017

#ROOTD: Show Outfit

Hello everyone! Today I bring you a show outfit - how is it possible that I have never posted a show outfit here before?! - that I am so in love with. This year I still didn't get the chance to go to a show but luckily I will be able to do what I love the most in a near future!


Let's start with the polo shirt that was kindly sent to me. It is called Effrenoise and it is from Cavaletic, a French eco-friendly brand that shares with us riders, ethic values and promotes a safe and healthy manufacturing method.  
I couldn't be happier about this polo, besides being made in Portugal (LOVE), it was one of the best surprises ever, the photo on the website - you can check it here - doesn't make it justice at all so when I tried it for the first time I couldn't believe how awesome it looked!
This beauty is made from Lyocell, a biodegradable fibre that comes from eucalyptus wood cellulose which makes it incredibly soft and flattering. I had never tried a show polo with this type of sleeves before and honestly, don't you think they are super cool?! Before moving to another piece, I must say that V on the front is what I love the most. Definitely my current fave!!!


I always like to match my outfits, I tend to keep them classic and discrete but with a little of color and that is why I chose this belt. Despite being discrete, the red adds something more to the look. I don't know the brand of the belt but I got it at this store.


I had to present to you my new show jacket as well, you might have seen me wearing a same one from GPA in the past but I just bought this one that looks...exactly the same! Why? Because my old one doesn't fit me anymore and this was only 28€ - it would be a crime if I didn't take advantage of this deal. Here's the link to it, there's only a few left though...


My breeches are from VRT a Portuguese brand that sadly doesn't exist anymore. My dad bought me these a few years ago and they still look brand new, I wish they were still available...
Last but not least, the boots that people often think that are Parlantis but really aren't, they are from Pioneer Italy and I have had them for more than 6 years. I didn't realise they are looking a bit short on my leg until I saw these photos, maybe because I grew up or just because I have used them for so long...I guess I need a new pair but I love these!


I hope you enjoyed this outfit as much as me! As always, let me know your opinion and why not showing me your current favourites?

Thank you, Carolina Fontes for the awesome photos <3

Have a nice week!
Carolina 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

[REVIEW] CHB200 Star Cordless Clipper by Vivog

Hey everyone! Over the past month I have bought some stuff that truly deserves to be featured here. My first splurge of the month was the CHB200 Star cordless clipper by Vivog.


I have waited so much time (years, in fact) to get a clipper but I always thought - and maybe I was wrong - that a good clipper meant that it would be really expensive. I didn't want to ask my parents for one but Gali was seriously needing to be clipped and I only had two options, paying someone to use their machine on my horse or finally buying one...


I was getting ready to go for the first option when I saw a deal on Horse Store Privé. There were a few clippers from Vivog on sale so I had an "it's now or never" moment.
It got here in exactly 15 days and the store was constantly sending me emails that always kept me informed about my order, I loved their service. The sticker of the case was detached but besides that everything was great!


The kit includes the machine, two batteries, one 1mm blade, one 3mm blade, a small bottle of oil, one charger, one brush and a screwdriver.
It's very quiet and big enough to clip an entire body without spending too much time but the batteries last about 1h30 each. There's something else that I love, we can use blades from other brands on it - we have already tried Heiniger blades and they fit perfectly.
When I placed the order I was a little afraid that I wasn't buying a good product but it is really, really awesome. Incredible value for money and so far I can only recommend it! 


Gali isn't an easy horse to clip at all so we didn't get the best result - look at his head hahaha! However, his body looks pretty good and he has been getting many compliments from everybody, mission accomplished! :D

Photo credits to Carolina Fontes