Purpose Tour + Pictures from Lisbon

by - November 28, 2016

Can we just take a moment to think about this weekend? I honestly never thought something so simple could make me so happy.
So let's begin with Friday. Friday was a very exhausting day, driving for hours in a van we rented because it's cheaper than taking our car, from Porto to Lisbon. It was raining, I was nervous and scared because driving in those conditions can be very dangerous but everything went well.
We didn't go to a hotel, we stayed at an apartment that we found through Airbnb and when we got there it seemed amazing. I'm not gonna talk much about the apartment because there were a few things that left me a bit unhappy and I don't want to be negative but don't worry, the owner of the apartment was warned about these aspects that weren't very positive.
So right after we had seen the apartment, we went to MEO Arena. When I got there, the excitement grew immediately and there were so many people there! I quickly found the line for my area and I waited a hell of a long time to get in. But on the good side, I didn't have to wait very long when inside the arena.

Podemos parar por um segundo e pensar neste fim-de-semana? Eu honestamente nunca pensei que algo tão simples pudesse fazer-me tão feliz.
Então vamos começar com sexta-feira. Sexta foi um dia muito exaustivo, conduzimos durante horas numa carrinha alugada porque é mais barato do que levarmos o nosso carro, do Porto para Lisboa. Estava a chover, eu estava muito nervosa e com medo porque conduzir nestas condições é muito perigoso mas correu tudo bem.
Nós não fomos para um hotel, ficámos num apartamento que encontrámos através do Airbnb e quando lá chegámos parecia fantástico. Não vou falar muito acerca do apartamento porque houveram algumas coisas que nos deixaram um pouco descontentes e eu não quero ser negativa mas não se preocupem, o dono do apartamento foi avisado desses aspetos menos positivos.
Então logo a seguir a nós vermos o apartamento, nós fomos para o MEO Arena. Quando lá cheguei, o meu entusiasmo cresceu imediatamente e estava lá tanta gente! Rapidamente encontrei a fila para a minha zona e esperei uma carrada de tempo até entrar. Mas pelo lado positivo, não tive que esperar muito tempo dentro do pavilhão.

The opening acts, MiC LOWRY and The Knocks were absolutely amazing! Mic Lowry did the mannequin challenge with us, which you can see on social media, and The Knocks absolutely killed it and got us all excited for Justin.
And then, Justin came on stage. I didn't really take any pictures because I wanted to enjoy it and I knew there were gonna be loads of pictures of it online so I just put my phone away and enjoyed myself. It was an amazing concert and I'm so happy that it all went well. Obviously, there are already rumours about what happened and I'm not gonna address the rumours because whoever came up with them doesn't deserve this amount of attention but I can tell you one thing, Justin was never rude to us, he never did anything wrong, he respected us and the concert was amazing. (on the opposite side of things, the security guards inside the arena were extremely rude and violent, I don't know how they didn't get sued by a fan or two)
So please don't listen or read any articles that are full of lies and negativity when Friday's concert was so full of happiness and positivity, don't ruin this for all the fans who had the best time of their lives.

A primeira parte foi feita por MiC LOWRY e The Knocks e eles foram fantásticos! Os Mic Lowry fizeram o mannequin challenge connosco, que vocês podem ver nas redes sociais, e os The Knocks fizeram um brilharete e deixaram-nos entusiasmados pelo Justin.
E depois, o Justin entrou em palco. Eu não tirei fotos nenhumas porque queria desfrutar do concerto e eu sabia que depois iriam haver imensas fotos online por isso eu guardei o telemóvel e diverti-me. Foi um concerto magnífico e estou super contente por ter corrido tudo bem. Obviamente, já existem alguns rumores sobre o que aconteceu e eu não vou falar desses rumores porque quem quer que os inventou não merece tanta atenção mas eu posso dizer-vos uma coisa, o Justin nunca foi bruto connosco, nunca fez nada de errado, ele respeitou-nos e o concerto foi fantástico. (ao contrário dos seguranças dentro do pavilhão que foram extremamente brutos e violentos, não sei como é que não foram processados por uma fã ou duas)
Por isso não ouçam nem leiam nenhum artigo cheio de mentiras e negatividade quando o concerto de sexta foi tão cheio de felicidade e positivismo, não arruínem isto para todas as fãs que tiveram a melhor noite das suas vidas.

Now let's talk about Saturday. Saturday was very rainy but it was good. We left the apartment early in the morning and thought we would go on a walk around the city but it was raining so much we ended up getting in the car and going to Belém. We were gonna go to MAAT as well but it started raining again so we just went to have lunch. 

Agora vamos falar de sábado. Sábado foi muito chuvoso mas foi um bom dia. Saímos do apartamento de manhã cedo e pensámos em ir num passeio pela cidade mas estava a chover tanto que acabámos por nos meter no carro e ir a Belém. Nós também íamos ao MAAT mas começou a chover outra vez por isso fomos almoçar. 

Then, in the afternoon, we went to Almada and I took that chance to go to Almada Fórum and visit the NYX store, which is the only one in the country. I didn't buy much, I only bought two liquid lipsticks. I got a NYX Liquid Suede in Soft Spoken and I also got the NYX Lingerie in Lace Detail. I've tried both but it's not enough to give you a proper review so I might do that in the future but so far I love the Liquid Suede one and hate the Lingerie one. More details coming soon haha

Depois, à tarde, fomos a Almada e eu aproveitei para ir ao Almada Fórum e visitar a loja da NYX, a única no país. Não comprei muita coisa, comprei só dois batons líquidos. Comprei o NYX Liquid Suede na cor Soft Spoken e também comprei o NYX Lingerie na cor Lace Detail. Já experimentei os dois e até agora adorei o Liquid Suede e odiei o Lingerie. Mais detalhes brevemente haha

For dinner, instead of going out, we cooked at the apartment. Luckily we had a supermarket close by so we were able to buy all the ingredients we needed.

Para o jantar, em vez de irmos jantar fora, cozinhámos no apartamento. Por sorte tínhamos um supermercado por perto por isso conseguimos comprar os ingredientes necessários.  

Sunday was time to come home. We got in our van again and drove the whole day. We got home at around 7 p.m. and we were so exhausted. We went to bed early and poor little Kiko slept the entire night and today he's sleeping more than usual. It was also a very tiring weekend for him but I'm sure he loved it and had loads of fun. (Besides, there aren't that many dogs out there that can say they were that close to Justin Bieber lol)

Domingo foi o dia de voltar para casa. Fomos para a nossa carrinha outra vez e conduzimos o dia inteiro. Chegámos a casa por volta das 19h00 e estávamos exaustos. Fomos para a cama cedo e o pobrezinho do Kiko dormiu a noite toda e hoje também está a dormir mais que o habitual. Também foi um fim-de-semana muito cansativo para ele mas tenho a certeza que ele adorou e se divertiu imenso. (E também não existem muitos cães que podem dizer que estiveram assim tão perto do Justin Bieber lol)

It was such a fun weekend and I'm so happy and grateful that I have such an amazing family that would move the world for me. There's nothing I can say or do that is enough to thank them for everything they did this weekend.

Foi um fim-de-semana super divertido e estou tão feliz e agradecida por ter uma família tão fantástica que movia o mundo por mim. Não há nada que eu possa dizer ou fazer que é suficiente para lhes agradecer por tudo o que fizeram por mim este fim-de-semana.

(Is it too early to listen to Christmas music? Because while writing this post I was listening to my Christmas playlist on Spotify, that is on private but if you know me you know there's loads of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande in it)

(É demasiado cedo para ouvir músicas de Natal? Porque enquanto escrevia este post estava a ouvir a minha playlist de Natal no Spotify, que é privada mas se me conheces sabes que há lá muita coisa do Justin Bieber e da Ariana Grande)

I hope you're having a great day, 
Marta Ribeiro xx 

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  1. It sounds like you had such a great time! I have the same feelings about the NYX products. The Liquid Suede is WAY better!

    By Lauren M

    1. I know right? No matter how much I try to make Lingerie work, it always turns out horrible. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. These photos from Lisbon look amazing! Just looking at them is giving me the wanderlust to travel.


  3. The experience looks amazing!! I'm sure you had a lot of fun :)


    1. I did! It was an amazing weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  4. I've never even thought of going to Lisbon- till I read your Blog Post!

    Thanks for sharing!


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