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Back to Basics – Fashion Haul

As you may have noticed from my last post I have done a bit of shopping in the past weeks and it didn’t stop with beauty and make-up. When I go shopping I am usually very instinctive and I end up buying eccentric items forgetting about the basics therefore I took advantage of the sales for buying basic clothes. Firstly, I decided to do some online shopping on Asos because I didn’t find anything interesting on physics shops. I read on internet people praising about Ridley High Waist Ultra Skinny Jeans so I bought a pair of black ones in Petite. I am a quite short girl so it’s difficult for me to find jeans or pants that fit me good without shortening them and the Petite lines that some brands as Topshop or Asos do are life saviour. Also, I chose Kimmi Shrunken Boyfriend Jeans in mid wash vintage and a Soft Casual Shirt in blue. The two jeans have a completely different fit but I love both: Ridley jeans wrap my legs perfectly …

New Year, New Beauty Haul

Happy 2015 everyone! In fact, even if it is already mid January and I had some days off to work this is the first blog post of the year. Despite my Christmas holidays have been relaxing – ehm, boring – and sickly and then I had a hectic return to work I found the time for doing some birthday/christmassy shopping anyway. But, even though I bought most of these items during the sales, I ended up buying items not on sale. For what concerns skincare, I have a very sensitive skin and sometimes it tends to have acne. Currently my skin it’s not that problematic – also thanks to Braun Face – so I decided to try a clarifying serum to even out my complexion. I bought the Kiehl’s Clearly Correcting Dark Spot Solution paired with the Ultra Light UV Defense Moisturizer. Even if it’s too early to look for results at the moment I can say that I quite like how these products feel on my skin. Also because of my kinda flawless skin period …

THE ITEM | NARS Audacious Lipstick

NARS lipsticks are always on point. In fact, I love every lip products I’ve tried from this brand – above all the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella – so when everyone in the beauty sphere started talking or writing about the Audacious Lipstick range I could not help buying it.  I wanted to try Ingrid because I saw it on a lot of youtube videos but unfortunately we don’t have all the original 40 shades here in Italy. In the end, I choose the Jeanne shade which is a semi-matte cherry red with a hint of brown. It has a long lasting formula and gives a high coverage without over drying the lips. I love the bold lips trend and I wear this with a natural eye make-up and a lot of mascara. Now I am torn whether to buy an orangey red shade from the Semi Matte line or not. I let you guess what my final decision will be. Have you tried yet this new NARS line? If yes, what did you think about it and what colour would you recommend?

Put a (tiny) ring on it

I do love statement rings and necklaces but on a daily basis I wear a lot of sober accessories, that kind you never get tired of. In the past two years starting from fashion bloggers everyone has been wearing tiny jewelry and a lot of brands came out with these types of products. However according to my experience it’s hard to find  cute fine jewelry that aren’t quite expensive so I thought to share some affordable brands to look for. For what concerns watches, mine is from Casio which has a dark-brown leather watchband and  tiny golden case and it’s a smaller and cheaper alternative to the Daniel Wellington watches, that I personally adore. First of all, I discovered Aristocrazy, a spanish brand who has both economic and expensive items -my necklace is from Aristocrazy –  but the real revelation happened when I found out about & Other Stories. All the earrings, rings and bracelet in photos come from the Swedish brand and it has a large selection that you won’t be disappointed. Do you know any …

The “nude” edit

No guys, I am not talking about iClouds or Snapchat. I do the same make-up all the time: I don’t feel confortable wearing heavily coloured eyeshadows but I tend to opt for taupey-bronzey shadows because according to me they enhance the eyes the most. For this reason I tried to collect all my favourite nude eyeshadows dividing them in small categories and to share them with you. Cream eyeshadows  You can use these cream eyeshadows for different purposes, as a base or just alone. Bare Study and Permanent Taupe are both very renowned and I can see where the fuss is coming from. They have the perfect creamy texture but they fix in place and they don’t go into the crease. Mono eyeshadows I have to admit that I am not very into MAC eyeshadow but I do love Satin Taupe. I think it was one of the first eyeshadows I have ever bought and it accords perfectly to my skin and eyes colours. Switching on the cheaper side, lately L’Oreal is coming out with …

Chet Faker – Talk is Cheap

Nicholas James Murphy, aka Chet Faker, is an australian electronic musician who became famous when his cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” went  viral online. Then he released the EP Thinking in Textures on March 2012.   Two years later, Talk is Cheap was the first single released from his debut album “Built on Glass” and, despite it came out months ago, I’ve just discovered it and I thought to share this gem with you.  Also, I quite like the video of the song. Take a listen to the whole album, you won’t regret it.

How to deal with an everyday early awake

If you follow this blog you may have noticed that I haven’t updated it recently, the reason is because in the last month I got graduated, I moved to another city – for your own interest now I live in Milan- and I have started working. In the past year I didn’t have a lot of university classes so I was unprepared to start waking up early in the morning everyday and still looking socially acceptable. Plus, my job has to do with fashion so I am constantly surrounded by people that pay attention on their appearance and  had to learn some quick tips that can be useful to don’t look washed out every morning – warning, I am still not able to be polished and chic like Olivia Palermo but I am trying guys. 1. Always apply a foundation, but opt for products with a sheer and luminous finish instead of high coverage and extremely matte ones. After that go and conceal all the redness and imperfections and your face will appear fresher and younger than using a full coverage concealer. 2. Take with …

My Favourite Summer Nail Polishes

Earlier this week I went back to my parent’s house for university’s summer break so I had to pack all my stuff including my nail polishes. As you can see I went a little bit crazy while packing so I picked up only eight nail polishes and they are basically all the shades I tend to use lately. Isn’t that an excuse good enough for a nail polishes’ summer selection? Essie Nail Lacquer in Lacquered up and Capri | Essie  has been my favourite nail polishes brand so far. These two shades, in particular, are bright orange-y toned and they don’t contain any shimmer in them, they dry very quick and last five day without chipping. Formula X Nail Color in Outrageous and Unmistakable | I recently discovered this brand thanks to one of my favourite youtubers, Estée on essiebutton. These are the only two shades I own but they are both incredible. They dry instantly and you don’t need to use a top coat. Dior Diorlisse in 500 Pink Petal and Vernis in 483 Pink Kimono | These …

THE ITEM | Dolce & Gabbana Shaping Eyebrow Pencil

Lately there’s an hype/excitement over brows and I am full on it. I could go out with no foundation, concealer – I am sorry for you all – or lipstick but I can’t renounce to fix my eyebrows because it instantly gives a fresher look to my puffy face. I have always used the MAC Eyebrows Pencil in Lingering and the Kiko Eyebrow Expert in 01 but I wasn’t completely pleased, therefore I continued to look around for something new to try. It seems to me that every blogger or youtuber own the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil and I was fascinated by its triangular shape. Of course, they don’t sell Hourglass in Italy so I repeatedly searched for another brand who produced a similar pencil and then I found out the Dolce & Gabbana Shaping Eyebrow Pencil. I didn’t find a lot of reviews about it so I went to the nearest counter, I tried it on and Preach it!. I ruminated about the possibility to purchase that product or not because it’s extremely high-priced but then I gave up. The triangular shape makes the application …

Current Beauty Favourites

It’s not already the end of the month but I thought to write a post about my favourite products at this time because they are so awesome that I have just repurchased some of them. Rilastil Aqua Moisturizing Cream SPF 15 | This is my favourite moisturizer ever and I haven’t changed it since I bought the first package two years ago. I have a very sensitive skin with some spots sometimes andthis is the perfect products for me. I don’t know if it’s easy to find outside Italy but if you can I recommend it. Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum | On the Caudalie website is described as “lightweight milky serum corrects and prevents dark spots, evens skin tone and boosts skin’s radiance” and there isn’t anything more appropriate to say! Bourjois healthy mix serum | I purchased this foundation last summer when I was still living in Madrid and I don’t know why I stopped using it last winter. It gives a natural glowy effect but it evens the skin as well. It works …