Saturday, 31 December 2011

Red nailpolishes

Red nail polishes are such a classic, and around this time of the year I love to rock this look! Here are three nail polishes that I particularly enjoyed using this month:

1. Dior Red Royalty 

2. Chanel Rouge Noir

3. Helena Rubinstein Violet Fusion (I layer 1 coat over the Dior nail plish)

Here is how they look on...(excuse the poor application!!)

from left to right :Dior, Chanel, HR
Which colours did you wear throughout  December? Are you enjoying layering some particular polishes? I’d love to know!


Christmassy mugs!

I’ve been wanting to do a post about these mugs for a very long time! My boyfriend bought them for me to “get me in a Christmassy mood” beginning of December, and I love them!

These mugs are from PPD, and amazing brand for porcelain goods, and I really suggest checking out their website here!

hope you like them as much as I do!


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Evening "wish-outfit"

This friday I have a pretty formal Christmas dinner to attend, always if I get over this awful cold I got... and in a perfect world that's how I'd like to go dressed!

Evening "wish-outfit"

Armani Exchange nylon hosiery, $24
Jimmy Choo high heel shoes, $665
Yves Saint Laurent suede shoes, $795
Yves Saint Laurent suede shoes, $795

1.Wilfred Shrunken Chevalier Blazer with Satin Lapels
2.Mulberry’s Bow Dress
3.Yves Saint Laurent Gold-plated stingray-effect chain necklace and bracelet (obviousely would   look for a similar design but a whole lot cheaper!! ;) ) Pomellato does a similar deging that I love even more
4.MIU MIU Madras Leather Lock Clutch Bag, I just think the design is so clean yet modern and perfect for any special occasion, I believe this would be a good investment and would last for years to come!
5.Gold rose crystal earrings $44 (£28) - they look fantastic, and I must say I love rose shape earring at any time of the year!
6. black tight, any kind will do!! But these in particular are Animal Tights $24 -
7. YSL Tribtoo suede pumps, how gorgeouse these shoes are is unbelievable!
8.Jimmy Choo Quiet patent-leather pumps

I had a hard time with the shoes, shiny or not?? mmm... guess we'll never know! Just keep on dreaming and wishing... and who knows maybe santa will read my blog and decide to be sooo kind to jump on his slide and bring me something special... ;)

hope this made you dream and wish a little too! :)


Thursday, 8 December 2011

In & out!

Sorry for my long absence! But I had so many deadlines in these past few day...but now I'm on top of it and back to blogging, I missed it so much! :) here is a quick in and out for this month.

- having my paper due today and now my next deadline is on the 21st! yay!!

-my mom cooking all these amazing Christmas cakes, so yummy...

-Chrismas markets, with mulled wine stands, a tradition in my city! It's just the easiest excuse to get together after a day at the library and hang out with litterally everyone in town! I just love it!

-Christmas shopping, I just love love love shop for presents for all my family and friends, searching for the perfect present !

-When will it snow??? really! I want to go skiing surrounded by beautiful white mountains!

-deadlines! I've so much to study for my finals! especially finance, I just hope everything will go smoothly!

hope you're having a great december! more posts coming soon, promise!!


Saturday, 26 November 2011

knitted headband!!

As you might know from one of my previous posts, this winter I really wanted a knitted headband... and since I got a terrible cold this past week, my sister was so kind to actually make me one! How sweet! here it is...

I love it, it's very practical and warmer than what I had expected it, the whool she chose is very soft and not itch at all! She took couple of evenings to do it, i'd say 4-6 hours! (amazing, I would not be able to di anything like that)!
Let me know what you think! what's you trend for this winter in terms of hats headbands & co?
Hope you'll have a fabtastic week-end!


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Face & outfit of the night

Last night I went to my sister's "sweet 18" birthday party and I tought I really wanted to show you all our outfits and make-up!

My sister(left) is wearing:

Face: Chanel Vitalumiere Acqua in the shade B40, Mac Select Moisturecover (shade gone missing) and a little bit of clinique airbrush concealer in the very corner of the eye, in the colour natural

Eyes: Fresh Minerals eyeshadow in the colour lunar pressed all over the lid, and a very fine line of ArtDeco liquid liner in balck, and a few individual fake eyelashes from Sephora on the outer corners.

Lips: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet, in the colour 38

Cheeks: Nars deep throat blush

I have on:

Face: Diorskin Nude liquid foundation shade 22, (not a huge fan), clinique airbrush concealer colour natural

Eyes: Dior eyeshadw, it's a limited edition quad from last winter it has silvery colours in and I ran some silver under the bottom lashes as well, black liquid eyeliner ArtDeco and about 4 individual lashes on each eye

Cheeks: Bourjois blush in the colour 74 rose ambré

these were the outfits we wore, she's wearing a dress and belt from Massimo Rebecchi , my dress is Richmond and the shoes Roberto Festa Milano.

hope you had a great week end!


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A bit of skincare

Finishing up products we own is a general good thing in my opinion because we can then really realize if we've loved the product we used or not really, and I call that the repurchase test! So here are some repurchases and some new buys!

1: Avene intolerant skin recovery cream, amazing!! I've discovered it when I was 17 and always repurchase! I use it when my skin feels dry or particularly red, it's really calming and reduces the redness. It's a water based moisturizer without oils, which is exactly what I need for my skin!
Then I finished the clinique mousse to wash the face, and I found it too drying especially now that's cold and windy, so I bought Ideka idrating face wash (2), it's actually an italian brand and I'm not sure id they sell it abroad, but aniways this product is fantastic! Has totally rebalances my skin, even though it does not claim to have any rebalancing properties.
3: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish I've been using it for the past year and I've gone through many bottles already! I use it at night as a make-up remover and I really enjoy that , it's supposed to be used with a muslin cloth and it gets rid of any tiny bit of make up!!
4: another repurchase, Clinique anti blemish solutions moisturiser, love love love the consistancy, texture and effectivness of this product.
5: since I've finished my chanel highlighting pen, I felt the need of a cheaper option so I decided to try clinique airbrush concealer, we'll see how that will work! (I'll do a proper post in a couple of weeks)
6: Sampleeeee!! I love samples! This is an age decelerating night cream from clinique and I think it's just what girls in the eraly/mid twenties need and should be using if they felt the need to prevent any wrincle to appear too soon!

hope you're having a great day!


Friday, 11 November 2011

CHANEL and more...

When times are tough, like these past few day have been, especially for Italy, I ask myself what can I do to help the economy...and the answer is : just shop! (I'm kidding!) but anyways as I was out the other day with my mom we ended up buying a few amazing makeup items and I immediately wanted to share!

First we got a foundation for my mom, Chanel Tient Innocence compact foundation, she didn't want a liquid one because she's always on the go so she preferres something easy to carry around and do touch ups during the day. I think this foundation suits mature ladies skin type very well because it has just the right amount of coverage and at the same time is dewy and illuminates the whole complexion. ( I am a fan myself of Tient Innocence but the liquid version!)

Then we got a Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick, in the colour 38, and it is is amazing! Really long lasting, comfortable on the lips, very pigmented....just fantastic!

Then (it was actually the highlight of my day) as we were waiting in line at a pharmacy to buy a bottle of out usual Avene make up remover, I spot the very top shelf the last bottle of Bioderma H2O Sensibio makeup remover!! (which seems to be the best and most gentle one on earth, loved by some of my favourite YouTube makeup gurus like Lisa Eldridge, the Pixiwoo sisters and Tanya Burr).

So since I very much trust their opinion I immediately bought it and I've got to say it actually is super gentle and non irritating! 

Well this post seems to be long enough I hope you're had a great week and are ready for an awesome weekend! :)


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

weak nails? no more

If you, like me, suffer from weak nail that chip and break and peal and split , you don't have to worry anymore! There's a quick and very effective solution! (that isn't even too expensive)
The answer to our hope is the Trind system!! 

The way it works is by combining a nail balm, a cuticle balm, and a nail repair polish that actually makes the nail harder and stronger. As they say on their web site: "Trind products make the nail stronger, without disturbing the balance between protein molecules and nail moisture. Our products are effective because they are based on the natural consistency of the nail." And I can guarantee it's true!! 

The way you're supposed to use it is: apply first the cuticle balm and push them down if you need, then use the nail balm and let it absorb for a couple of minutes, after that apply the nail repair just like a normal polish. For the first 10/15 days, you need to repeat the treatment daily, after that period of time your nails are already visibly stronger. In order to maintain the result you just need to reapply every week or week and a half.
Plus I find it and amazing base coat too! I've been using this system for the past three years and it has never let e down!

ps: remove the nail polish with a non acetone nail polish remover!

hope it was helpful!


Saturday, 5 November 2011

Autumn leaves

When autumn finally comes, and the sun sets every day earlier I get in the mood of decorating the house to make it more autumnal... here is one of my latest creations, I think it's perfect for thanksgiving as well!

I think it looks really good and it's really easy, all you need to do is go for a walk and pick up as many brunches as you need and then get creative and put them in a vase, and it's done! (sorry about the bad lighting in the pic!)


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

In and out


autumn, and big scarves!

nars deep throat blush

Art Deco black liquid eyeliner

angora whool dresses

headbands and especially Eugenia Kim Lula whool headband

pomegranates! yummyyyyyyyy! and very rich in vitamin C...


Uni, I don't get why I have to take tests every single friday for a exam, what are we? back in highschool?

Acne, just a few days in paris without all my usual skincare and I breake out like crazyyy!

Italy-Germany bund btp spread, let's just do something about it!

Lancome Doll eyes mascara, what a waste of money!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Short Paris snapshot

Here are some pictures I took on my long weekend in Paris, which was fantastic! We stayed there 4 nights , and we saw almost everything we wanted, and I got to do some very french shopping as well, I had the best time and totally suggest going even if you are on a budget!!(just don't ever order mineral water at restaurants!)

The Eiffel Tower (we were so lucky that we got a room whith the wiev on it)

Amazing french very buttery sweets !

Psyche Revived by Love's kiss, from Canova at the Louvre (free entrance for anyone who is a UE citizen and is under 26)

amazing onion soup! got to try it even if you don't like onions, it'll surprise you!

 Artis at Monmatre...

 love lockers at Pont des Arts.. (just like in Rome)

So happy I got myself some macarons at Laudree !! jummyyyyyyyy!

My lovely partners in crime during this short trip (and yes our friend broke his leg and was a nightmare to go aroung but we made it ;) )

Hope you found it helpful! just comment below if you'd like suggestions or anything!


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

First tinted moisturizer

As I mentioned in one of y previous blogposts, I'm not a "foundation type of girl", I don't like how it feels on the skin throw ought the day, and having acne I prefer to let y skin breath more.
For me foundation is like a special treat on a special night out, something to make me feel fabulous...but the other day I was just so pale that I needed something to make me look a bit more "alive", if you know what I mean! 

The lady at my trusted beauty shop suggested the Estee Lauder Daywear plus Multi protection anti-oxidant sheer tint release formula (I dare you say it all in one breath ;) ) with SPF 15.
I very much like this product, it comes out a bit grey-ish, and as you rub it in the skin the colour starts coming out, and leaves the skin looking enlived and slightly dewy, which I really like.
It also claims to "help prevent lines and wrinkles with a powerful new blend of encapsulated antioxidant, UVA/UVB protection and intensive hydration".

What more could I ask from my very first tinted moisturizer? Once it's on it absorbs quickly and does look just like your skin but better, and that I find fantastic! It has not broken me out or anything like that, but (for precision's sake) I've been using it on and off on days when I need it, so I don't know what would happen if I wore it every single day.

Over all it's another beautiful product from a very trustworthy brand that I've come to know and love!

Have a good night! 

Friday, 14 October 2011

Make up wishlist

With fall finally here, and all the new F/W 2011/2012 collections finally out, I've been craving a  few new items to add to my make up collection, some brand new and some not quite so new...

Make up wishlist

Bobbi Brown Basic Brush Collection, $175

1. Chanel newest foundation, Perfection lumière, claims to be easily buildable and long lastin!
2.Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick Black Orchid, $48 It'a an amazing colour, I'd say a true investment... see how many looks you can accieve!
3.Nars Blush, $36 I've never had one and I keep on hearing amazing things about these blushes!
4.Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit -Beige/Pale Yellow, $32 I'm in the mood for trying something new to my highlighting pens as under eye concealing...
5.CHANEL LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR | Nordstrom, $25 how amazing is this nailpolish!?! needless to say, I can't wait to have it!

6. A new set of make up brushes! you do not want to see the state of mines...
7. Chanel Illusion d'Ombre eye shadow, always long wearing with a creamy texture...

Plus I'm looking for a new mascara, but there isn't one that stood out from the crowd, so if you have any suggestions on a good volumising and curving mascara let me know!!! :) This fall/winter look seems to be more sophisticated and chick at night with deep tones lipstick ar glittery eyes, and very fresh and natural during the day!

Hope you enjoyed it! :)


Sunday, 9 October 2011

paris outfit wish

paris outfit wish

Since I'll be going to Paris in a couple of weeks (yayayayayaya!!), I've been trying to figure out outfits to bring along, obviousely this one is way to summer for the middle of october, but in an ideal world that's how I'd go around Paris feeling absolutely fab!! :)

Marni cap sleeve shirt, £366
Miu Miu cashmere v neck cardigan, $460
Red Valentino tiered ruffle skirt, $675
Chloé leather shoulder bag, $1,895
Yves Saint Laurent gold plated jewelry, $895
House of Harlow 1960 vintage costume jewelry, $75
Disney Couture engraving ring, £22
Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Waterproof Instant Full Body Volume Mascara, $25

Monday, 26 September 2011

Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara

As you may know from my previous blog posts, I adore Lancôme Hypnôse Drama mascara, so when I saw that Lancôme was launching a new Hypnôse mascara I could not wait to buy it as see for my self how it would look on!
Well, it's safe to say I'm disappointed!Aside the fact that I love the packaging, I don't know if it's just me applying it wrong but it does not curve my lashes at all, and has no lasting power! After just a few hours it's all around my eyes, making me look like a panda (not in a good way!). On the other hand though, the wand is actually really nicely shaped and I must sat it's amazing for getting easily all the bottom lashes, and it does lengthen.
Though, if I had to chose between Hypnôse Doll Eyes and  Hypnôse Drama I would have no doubt and go for the second one, it lasts longer and gives the lashes a fuller more curved and more volumized effect!
Here is how it looks on me:

hope this was helpful! let me know what you think of this mascara if you've recently purchased it! xoxo

Avène Soothing Eye Contour Cream

If you've been on the lookout for an eye cream that is not anti-aging (I don't feel like I need it yet being only 21) but that is really moisturizing you should give this one a try!
I don’t normally use under eye creams, but lately my skin around the eye are has been feeling really dry and much thinner than usual, so I decided it was about time I started taking care of that part of my face as well.
So I popped into the pharmacy and the lovely lady there suggested this soothing and moisturizing cream that suits young people's skin needs better than an anti-aging one.

I've been using it for the past week and I've already seen a significant difference in how the skin looks and feels to the touch, not so thin anymore and way more smooth too! Plus a little tiny bit really goes a long way, it doesn't feel greasy at all and absorbs quickly! what more could you ask for!?!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

here comes clear skin!

School/ College/University is back, and so am I, and I could not be more excited about a this post! After a lifetime and a fortune spent in dermatologist treatment (including laser therapy) and tons of creams I found something that literally made my skin visibly clearer in a matter of days: Clinique anti-blemish solution 3 step system.
The way this system works is through cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing.

Step 1: Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam ,
Great for  removing dirt and excess oil that builds up during the day and clogs pores, it leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean and soft (not tight at all)
Step 2: Clarifying Lotion ,
is basically a medicated (salicylic acid) toner that exfoliates the skin, and contains oil absorbing powders to control shine. I love this toner, it tingles a bit but you can see right away how much brighter the skin looks after applying it.
Step 3: Clearing Moisturizer
This moisturizer contains Benzoyl Peroxide, that is very well known to be very effective against acne and breakouts. I love the smell of this moisturizer and the fact that has kind of a dewy finish.

Some days I might feel the need of some extra moisture, so I’ll put my Avenè moisturizer on after the third step.

Overall I adore these 3 products and I’m so happy I found them, so I won’t have to take Accutain during winter as I was supposed to, and enjoy my clear skin!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Rhodes snapshot


shops in a tiny village

a beautyful beach touched by the sea on both sides, one very windy and one very calm, amazing!

pretty flowers that grow in the inland

The archeological area of Kamiros

A whole town filled with honey everywere

I love the smell of summer in the fields... I hope you enjoyed these pics! xoxo

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Perricone MD cleansing treatment bar

Like I said before I've a bit of a problem with acne and after that acne marks! so the other week I bought a glycolic acid bar soap which costed a fortune to fade my acne marks and my mom's pigmentation spot (since it was so expensive mind as well use it for more purposes! ) .
After only a week my mom's skin is so much better, it's unbelievable, whereas mine hasn't improved so much, but it surely did some good! I can see improvements especially around my chin area!
The way I use it is just like a regular soap, but for extra quick result you can let it sit for a couple of minutes and then rinse away with warm water. The whole complexion looks more healthy and glowy!!
I say if you suffer from pigmentation/marks left from spots, or just dull skin it's worth a try!



Well well well, after hearing all of my friend saying amazing things about these flats, and nerever fully listening to them, the other day my eye was caught by these shoes!
The colour range is fantastic, but I fell in love with these bright pink ones, and I've got to say after a couple of days of wearing them they aare pretty cofy too.
On the not so bright side, I've got to say they're already ruined on the back! :(  

Hope you like them! xoxo

Thursday, 14 July 2011

on the hunt for a comfy sofa

Having a little apartment to renew a refurnish, I've been on the lookout for a comfy sofa for quite some time and yesterday there it was! I fell in love with a Gervasoni ghost 10 couch, not only it looks amazing but it's very cosy comfy too!! I know I'm a bit of  a sofa freak, and I could not live without one, but this is amazing quality and wonderful design... so here it is:

hope you love it as much as I do! :)

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

current obsession... ADELE!!

I LOVE this song! I could listen to it every single minute of every single day!!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

summer style... fishtail braid

With the warm weather I tend to never ever wear my hair down, and lately I am loving this style that we've been spotting around almost all year, it’s quick, easy and looks good… what else could we ask for!?!

here is a link to a video that shows how to get this lovely look done: easy fishtail braid!!

a little bit of inspiration...

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