Petite blog for Peruvian wellbeing

Author: Mucha Ale (page 1 of 19)

One minute in Pucallpa

This year hit me like a water balloon during carnivals in Lima, circa 1990’s. I quietly changed jobs at the end of 2017 and I feel like I’ve been in transition ever since. Work was very demanding and I wasn’t able to post. I also fell in a tub, but that’s another story. I was a little sad, missing these posts. Español aquí.

But life remains beautiful, or at least it does in Pucallpa city on the Amazonian region of Peru. Here is a short video sharing my brief weekend visit to Pucallpa. Of course, I visited mainly for the animals. Dolphins to be specific. Peru’s Amazon region has beautiful pink and grey dolphins. I didn’t get too close, but you can see them at the end of the video… er… if you squint your eyes. Here is what else you can see. Read more

Brazilian Straightening with Italian Max: First Impressions

Today’s post goes to my friends with frizzy hair like me. Here is my first impression for a Brazilian straightening with the product Italian Max. I’ve been having straightening treatments done for some time now with different productos (and Groupon coupons), but I never remembered what I used how long it lasted. I wondered what was my best experience and I could not remember. Spanish here.

So I decided to write down what product I used and how long it lasted, and tell you all about it in a post. It’s also the first time I’m using the product Italian Max. I’m going to tell you know I got the treatment and what I think about it. I had the treatment done at the Lucrecia Black beauty salon. I recommend it, the place is nice and the attention is great. Read more

Breakfast quinoa

Breakfast is one of my favorite rituals. I don’t always have time for it. But when I can, I really enjoy sitting at the table with a cup of tea and a bowl of good things to eat. I’m still trying to eat quinoa with everything. This time, here is a post for bringing together a simple quinoa breakfast bowl. Español aquí.

There is something very relaxed about breakfast bowls and that is that you can generally combine them as you best choose. In this case, the base is quinoa. Do you remember how easy it was to prepare it with all the other Andean superfoods? I chose strawberries for this post because they were in season and I love the sweet taste of honey. How do you enjoy your breakfast? Read more

Happy holidays 2017!

Hello! I know I’ve been a little quiet lately because work (you know, the kind that pays the bills) has been very demanding. But I don’t want to end the year without thanking you all for letting me be a part of your lovely community. This year has been very different from what I expected, but we made it. May we have many more! Español aquí.

I wish you the warmest holiday wishes with your loved ones – no judging! Have lovely festivities! Read more

Simple office dress

I’m always amazed at how good quality staple pieces can make a long lasting work wardrobe. You don’t have to break the bank every month to look good. A simple shift dress in an elegant print is petite friendly for the office all year round. I like to pick fabrics that feel like they will resist the washer. The same goes for blazers and shoes. Favor rich fabrics and materials. It also helps to let them rest between wears. Español aquí.

This week’s outfit has items that I’ve loved for years and still hold their own. My dress (6 years), blazer (4 years), and shoes (8 years) have come a long way with me. My petite drama is that all of them had had some sort of fitting. Yes, I can’t find my size. I had the waist brought up for the dress and, if you can remember, I had all my blazer arms shortened so they look like I own them. My shoes also made a short visit to the cobblers. I especially love my shoes, they were a gift from my aunt. Read more