Monday, 25 June 2012

Outfit of the day!

In the past few weeks it's been boiling hot in Italy so I've been wearing a lot of little pretty dresses and skirts and last night I had the chance of taking a few pictures, thanks to my lovely boyfriend!!

Excuse the paleness but I'm currently studying for exams and the only sun I get is through a window + I don't like fake tanning so.... :)
The skirt and blouse are both from Zara and were very cheap since I got them on sale I believe a year ago, but they're perfect for hot days! Love them!

 My beloved Chloè Paraty bag, what can I say about it, I love it, and I would want to wear only this bag for the rest of my life!! Ballerina flats are Fendi and I find the little bow detail just adorable! The quality of the leather of these flats is incredible, soo soft!

no acccessories for this look, I kept it really simple and casual! As far as makeup goes is also kept it to the minimun, I'm wearing a touch of Nars deep throat blush and Gierlain terracotta four season brunette bronzer to warm up the face, on the eyes I have a bit of Chanel le crayon yeux smudged on the upper and lower lash line, and Max Factor false lash effect mascara, my all time favourite!

What are your must have for summer hot weather?

have a great week!!


Saturday, 23 June 2012

Home made hair mask for shinier straighter healthier hair!

The only good thing about being secluded in my apartment studying fro finals is that I have the time to experiment with hair masks and face masks and all those things that require quite a long posing time!

So this week I'm been researcing and studying the different properties of different oils and how they help in case of dry hair that tends to go frizzy and has a lot of split ends (me me and me).

First of all I thought all oils were the same they would norish the hair and let it feeling softer and shinier, well I was wrong! There are many different oils that do very different things but my aim and goal was to find something that would live my hair feeling softer less dry and more sleek so I opted for two things I already ha home: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Castor Oil.

-Extra virgin oilve oil: this oil has conditioning properties that make it the best oil for dry and damaged hair
-Castor oil : is ideal if you're looking for stronger and healthier hair with, its nourishing properties are well known and make it a really good choice even for weakened lashes or eyebrows. It's also very good for preventing the hair to breake easily and slit ends. On top of this all it also had balancing properties for the scalp

After estabilishing that these two were my oils I got started, first of all I wet my hair and towel dried it after that I mixed a table spoon of olive oil and a tea spoon of castor oil in a bow. As you'll se if you try this treatment castor oil is much thicker than olive oil and very dense so I popped the whole thing in the microwave at the lowed heat setting ad heated it up for 30s so that the ricin oil would become a bit more liquid and make the application easier and smoother.

I litterally dipped the ends of my hair in the little bowl and destributed the rest of the oil mix on the lenghts as evenly as possible, I let it on for 2/2.30 hours and than showered.

I will say it was quite a challenge to remove all the oils from my hair, I needed to shampoo twice, but soo worth it! I let my hair air dry and the difference was defiitely notable! my hai was a million thime less frizzy and all the split ends could not be spotted anymore! I'd give this little oils combo a 10! I'm planning on doing it once every two weeks (no more than that because otherwise you might get the opposite effect).

I highly recommend trying this hair mask and plese let me know if you do!!


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Monday, 18 June 2012

Caudaliè Eau de Beautè / Beauty Elixir

In the past couple of months this product has been receiving a lot of attention from the blogging community, and a load of good reviews so I decided to give it a try since I heard it even had some beneficial ingredients that are supposed to help with acne. 

After a good month of testing here is what I think about it: first of all  I like the fact that there are some oils in this water that you can distinctly see floating on top, which reassures me that I'm not paying an awful lot of money (10euros for 30ml) for just some has grape, orange blossom, organic balm mint and rosemary in. It's supposed to refresh the make up throughout the day and should tighten pores as well. It's supposed to tighten pores but I felt like it make my oily skin a bit too oily. I don't like the smell, I really wanted to like it but there's something just odd about it. Luckily it does not linger on the skin too long. I think the best way to use this is before moisturizing in the evening, because used on makeup it makes me look really shiny and I can't understand why because everyone else seems to love it!

Bottom line is, I don't particularly like it but don't hate it either, I think this will be fantastic for anyone with drier skin that wants something fresh and light to refresh the make up with during the day or is looking for a good toner. I think I might like it more on holiday for refreshing on the beach... we'll see so far I'd say definitely buy the small bottle and test it out before investing in the big one! :)

hope this was helpful!


Sunday, 17 June 2012

Outfit of the night : "Night at the castle"

Friday night I went to a beautiful event organized in the Castello del Buonconsiglio in my home town and I loved the setting and the evening, here are some pictures that I really like.

here you can see the actual colour of the dress and clutch and shoes

I love how from the room where we had dinner you could just open the door and enter this amazing area where they keep these wine barrels, amazing! The room we dinet at is called sala Depero and the frescos there are fascinating!

Here is in detail what I wore:

-Calvin Klein Collection dress, I had it chsnged a little by a taylor (shortened the sleeves)
-Clutch is my mum's from when she was dating my dad and the brand is Bugatti, is part of the clutches they make years ago but I adore it! link
-Shoes are from E'Clat an italian brand that ) love, the quality of the material is absolutely brilliant and they're the most comfortable high heels in the world! they're old but here is the new version!
-Bracelet from Trollbeads, it's a present from a good friend of mine and I love it!

hope you all had a great week end!!


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Make Up For Ever full cover concealer

Lately I've been loving MUFE, it has slowly worked its way in my makup collection and now is part of my daily essentials. This post is entirely dedicated (you might have guessed from the title) to their full cover concealer.

I initially bought this because I wanted to hide a few marks left behind by recent spots that thake months to go away, and after some research I was convinced that this was the product for me! It is described as an "extreme camouflage cream" that can cover just about anything, even scars and tatoos. Well... I don't know about tatoos but it works really well at covering my marks and even spots. I litterally use the tiniest amount of it otherwise it can look a bit cakey. I don't think it's fantastic if there is some dry skin, it tends to cling on dry patches.

On the other hand though I love this as an under eye concealer! I apply it after my Avene eye cream so it does not dry out my under eye area, anfter putting it on I apply some Clinique aribrush highlighting pen and the whole thing becomes very long lasting!!

hope this was helpful! have a great rest of the week!!


Sunday, 10 June 2012

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I know I probably was the last girl on planet Earth who did not own a naked pallette but I was quite unsure about it until I saw it in person... and now here I am blogging about this new little purchase of mine.

You probably all know about "the facts" regarding this little jewel, it contains 12 neutral eyeshadows and mine came with a very useful and nice brush and a little mini version of one of UD best selling producs the primer potion.

Here is a close up of the shades:

I really like the fact that it has a couple of mat shades in and that most of the shimmery colours are not too shimmery and very weareble even in the daytime. I like the shade sin a lot all over the lid and a little bit of toasted or buck in the crease of the eye for a soft smokey effect. I used the brush it came with to create all the looks so far and I really like it.

I think the colour half baked looks amazing for people with blue eyes as well as toasted... I can't wait to try greed, probably on my next night out! The shadows are not too pigmented and I personally like that because I find it more "mistake proof" and they're also easy to blend. What else can I say, I chose this over the naked 2 because I found it more fun while the second lookd a bit too "light brow" if you know what I mean!

hope you enjoyed your weekend!


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