Thursday, 30 August 2012

Outfit of the day

It's another outfit of the day! I love this outfit and I think it looks very laid back and casual but put together at the same time. I wore it to uni and then to dinner and thought I'd take a few pictures!

Shirt: Benetton
Shorts: Lazzari
Shoes: Secci Lottario Mantova, this shoe shop is a dream it has a ton of shoes and they even make them and every time I do there I always find something I like, and man shoes are their specialty so if you're in Mantova make sure to go check it out!
Clutch: Bugatti
Earrings: present from my mum but I know she got the in Florence

It's been a bit more rainy and cooler here on the Alps so I can actualy put proper shoes on and even wear something with sleeves!

good night everyone!


Monday, 27 August 2012

Chanel Chance

I can't believe I'm attempting to write a post about parfume! We'll see how it goes, I think describing fragrances is one of the most difficult tasks ever, but these perfumes are definitely worth a nice blog post!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Gratin Scallops

Oh's saturday and for the most of us that equals free time and a nice night out with friends, but for me since I'm studying for the september session of exams it's just like any other day... sadly!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

WING Paris bracelet

Hi girls! today I'm writing about a brand that I've recently discovered and imeditely fallen in love with it: Wing Paris. The designer is a girl from Hong Kong: jenny Chang who moved to Paris to study fashion and then started her own jewellery line, and I think you can see she is a multi cultural designer from her collections so well! I bought this at Bianco (review here) which a concept store that has many nice different pieces mostly from France.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Bioderma Sebium Mat Moisturizer

Hi lovely people! As of recently europe has been hit by so many heat waves that I've lost track, and the weather has been nice and sunny but waaay too hot! So I was in desperate need of a new lightweight moisturiser that helped keep my skin looking nice and a bit more mat throughout the day.

sorry about the glue on the moisturizer but seriousely nothing took it off!
My skin is combination/oily and tends to get quite dry incertain areas like  my chin (go figure...) and more oily around my nose so I need something that provides moisture but that at the same time is very lightweight and absorbs quickly, without leaving any residuses sitting on top of the skin.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sister's Face of the night!

When I arrived home tonight I saw my sister's makeup and I just went wow! can I take a picture? I think this is such a nice summery makeup that just makes brown eyes pop! She's always been the more creative / over the top girl in the family and she likes makeup about as much as I do, and she loves experimenting with bright colours which I find so amazing. I think she does it quite well too!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Clinique superbalanced foundation

 Summer summer summer... I know it's basically everyone's favourite season but mine... and that's because I don't like the heat and humidity summer brings along. During these summery wonderful days my skin just goes crazy, it does not become too oily compared to its usual oiliness but it breakes out a lot lot lot more, and I think it's due to me wearing sunscreen everyday but no matter which one I use the resul doesn't change.. (so if you have any suggestion on good sunscreen for acne prone skin PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I'm in desperate need!) anyways... whenever I need to look nice and extra polished and put together my go to foundation is the Clinique Superbalanced! I own the shade Vanille which is quite dark but I only use this foundation during summer when I have a bit of a tan on.

I find Clinique foundatio  always a reassuring choice because over time I've come to know and love this brand, and I just find all of their product do what they claim to, or at least in my experience.
This particular foundation is 100% oil free and fragrance free which is always a good thig for all of us out there suffering from acne or breakouts in general. The idea behind this product is that it'll provide moisture where its needed and absorb excess oil from the t-zone keeping your skin "superbalanced". I think it needs still a bit of help with some powder but if your skin is mainly combination/normal rather than combination/oily I think this is not even going to need a powder. I like the fact that it's easily buildable and that I can either apply it with my hands for extra light coverage or appy it with a more dense brush (I actually use a kabuki) for a full but still natural looking skin. The lasting power is not the best in the world I'd say a max of 4 hours is what you get with it. Id you're looking for a good summer foundation definitely look into this one and try it out!

hope you're all having a freat day!

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Saturday, 11 August 2012


Because some things are just too pretty not to take a picture and share it!

It's very unusual to see a full rainbow here in the Alps and whenever I do see one it takes my breath away for a second (just like a little child)!
I hope you're all having a fantastic saturday! 


Friday, 10 August 2012

Max Factor False Lash Effec

As I mentioned before mascara is my "can't live without" beauty product, I could go out with mothing on y face, nothing on my lips but mascara is the one thing that makes a world of difference, and when it comes to it I'm a bit of a shop around, always looking for the next great thing. Sometimes though is nice to go back to an old favourite, where I know what to expect.

A bit of history here for you... I first discovered this mascara back when I was iving in the USA and Covergirl first launched it and I fell in love with it (I was 17 then and I had only started using makeup a year before), when I moved back I had to word quite hard to discover that Max Factor is basically the european version of Covergirl and I repurchased it, and for a year after I had only ever used it. After a year I started a real mascara journey trying a few Lancome's a few L'Oral's but every time I come back to this I am just as pleasently surprised in rediscovering all of its greatness.

What's so good about this mascara then? First of all it doesn't budge or smudge ever! I wear it when I go clubbing and a lot of dancing and swetting (eww I know...) is involved and it never gives me a reason to complain. Second of all it is seriousely buildable and it will not go clumpy, in fact the formula is quite wet and it allows you to apply several coats befor drying. But the best thing about it is that gives seriouse volume and gives the illusion of a set of extra lashes (hens the false lash effect). I even preferre it to the Fushion mascara from Max Factor because I fint the False lasch effect to have a better applicator.

A few words about the applicator need to be said. It is one of those plastic wands with a lot of not too short bristles that apply quite a lot of product for each coat.

As you can tell I'm a big enthusiastof this mascara and I think for 10 euros is the best mascara on the market! And definitely worth a try!

hope you're all hanig a great friday night! 


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

July in pictures

1. Drinking a Pimms while watching the italy-germany game 2. house sitting for my anty 3.patriotic nails for the euro 2012 4. body scrub! I've been obsessed with it lately! (review here) 5. huge grapefruit but so sweet 6. melting off at a friend's graduation! congrats! 7.lovely roses decoration 8. bright nails 9. little turtles from Cyprus 10. lovely hike up the beautiful Alps 11. dragon fruit, tastes just like figues 12 beautiful summer sunset 13. plumaria, reminds me of Hawaii so much! 14. diving... oh yes! 15 road trip (with flat tire) 15. black pearls ankle bracelet, I'm channeling my inner hippie ;)

July went by soo fast! hope your month was really nice...


Monday, 6 August 2012

Kiko Nail laquer

Oh yes I've finally found a minty/green/light blue nail polish! This trend has been around for quite some time and I've always wanted to try it, so when the Kiko store opened in my little town I jumped to the opportunity  of trying some new bits and pieces and here is the firts one!

I have to say I was very impressed with the price tag! In fact for only E2.50(£1.50) you get 11ml of product! Bargain I'd say... I'll be going back for more shades for sure!

On to the product itself... I ADORE IT! I've been wearing it for the past four days and it has only just startes chipping, which in my book in a major plus, the consistency is quite liquidy whach makes it really easy to apply but at the same time the colour payoff is actually pretty good, three coats were enugh.

This summer I've been loving making a bit of a statement with my nails! which colours are you loving at the monet?


Friday, 3 August 2012

Karlie Kloss

Since today is the 20th birthday of one of my favourite favourite favourite model I decided to dedicate her today's post. I started following her back in 2009 when she walked the Valentino catwalk wearing a stunning grey gown, what strikes me the most about her is first and foremost her face. She is not the typical beauty, she has a real edge to her face and her brows are just amazing. Here are a few of my favourite pictures of her... enjoy!

have a nice friday everyone! Let me know who your favourite models are! I'd love to know!

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