The Girl From Ipanema Now in Texas

Howdy! I’m Viviane, and I created this blog to share tips to inspire you to live your best version by feeling and seeing all the beauty that is already in you.

I’m from Rio de Janeiro and moved to Texas in 2014 for love … There you go, you just learned one thing about me: I take chances in love and in life, I would rather get things done than play with the “ifs”. And so far, I’m up in the game!

In Houston, I learned to say ‘Howdy’, ‘Y’all’ and NOT to say ‘bless your heart’. From the lack of beach, family, and friends, I dove deeper into my yoga practice, learned about football (the American), became a Rockets fan, and gave up understanding baseball. I also became a mom of two dogs and one human. I went from being a workaholic to becoming a stay home mom, and I sucked. I got back to work, but with different priorities. I slowed down and life got easier.

I’m a geologist by background and a writer by heart. And assuming that you don’t want to read about rocks, and the fact that I don’t want to write about them, I created The Rio Thing to talk about everything I love, except rocks. 

The Rio thing is me being a doer instead of a dreamer. It has my heart and soul in every word, image, and video. And it’s all for you.


  • Hi 👋🏻 and bye 👋🏻 .. At least for now. It was a fun ride where I met amazing people, made new friends and was able to share a lot of my experiences, motivations and inspirations. As a person that loves to get shit done, it was easy to lose track of the purpose and reasons that made me start this.
All I wanted was to write a blog. The IG was a way to take traffic to the blog (I know, no-fucking-body reads blogs nowadays, but whatever, it was something for ME). I ended spending too much time here, I gave Facebook the power over my free time and here I am resetting and claiming it back! 
So, I'll be doing my thing, giving 2fucks about numbers, engagement and IG bugs for a while. You can still find me at @Iam_V_Not_Vivi, my personal account.  But be advised that I use the REMOVE button A LOT, so, if you're a creepy, you won't make to the followers list HAHAHAHA ... Hope to see you around!
  • I'm in the honeymoon phase with my lashes again thanks to the new GOODVIBES mascara by @trestique. The smart design, which includes a curler, and the lightweight formula are the perfect combination that gives me longer lashes with the right amount of volume. A beautiful and clean look to any makeup style. I can't get enough and I'm showing how I get this look on my stories (later in the highlights). The GOODVIBES is available on #trestique's website( link in the bio) and if you use the code VIVIANEVIBES you’ll receive a free mini eye pencil! #trestiquepartner
  • #createcultivatenyc ✅ Another Create Cultivate 🥰 Empowered women empower women 💪🏼
  • Open your heart and eyes to the beauty around you. City vibes from Htown.
  • Driving my new hair around. Do you like it?! 🇧🇷 Dirigindo meu cabelo novo por ai. E aí, curtiu?!
  • 🇺🇸 If you are tired, take the time to rest. If you're confused, depressed or anxious, look for a therapist that you trust and work on get better.  Self-care goes beyond spas, facial masks and massages, self-care is to love and respect yourself more than anybody else. Invest on your mental health. Be kind to who matters the most... YOU. .
🇧🇷 Se você está cansada, descanse. Se está confusa, deprimida, ansiosa, busque ajuda na terapia. O autocuidado vai além de spas, máscaras faciais e massagens, o autocuidado é sobre se amar e se respeitar mais do que a qualquer outra pessoa. Invista na sua saúde mental e seja gentil com quem mais importa ... VOCÊ.
  • 🇺🇸 Two things I lack in my life: time and space in my bags 😂. I'm still negotiating w God to strech my days to 48 hours days, but as for the space in my bag, I found the solution buy giving preference to "all in one" palette, like this one from @hourglasscosmetics -  It has a bronzer, setting powder, blush and highlighter. .
Duas coisas que faltam na minha vida: tempo e espaço na bolsa 😂 . Ainda estou negociando com Deus para estender meus dias p/ 48 horas, e quanto ao espaço na minha bolsa, encontrei a solução dando preferência a maquiagens "all in one", como esta da @hourglasscosmetics - Tem  bronzer, pó, blush e iluminador.
  • 🇺🇸 What makes your Mondays happier?! Vitamin sea (aka beach) does this magic to me! I also got some extra happy pills coz TODAY I’m starting a “new-old” job, and after few years living a slow pace geological life, I’m back to the craziness of the offshore drilling. Wish me luck! 📸 @trish
🇧🇷 O que faz a sua segundas-feira mais feliz ?! Pra mim, uma praiana Já é o suficiente! Mas há tb um outro motivo: HOJE eu estou começando um "novo-velho" velho trabalho, e depois de alguns anos vivendo uma vida geológica lenta, estou voltando à loucura das operações de perfurações em mar. Deseje-me sorte! .
  • 🇺🇸 Hope you had a joyful Easter.  Eat all the chocolate you want, and don’t forget that today is about love and forgiveness... and so should be everyday.
🇧🇷 Espero que a sua Páscoa tenha sido maravilhosa! Coma todo chocolate vc quiser, e ñ esqueça que hj é sobre amor e o perdão ... e assim deveria ser todos os dias .

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