All posts tagged: beauty

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 …

What’s in my bag?

The ‘What’s in my bag?’ tag is one of the most popular tags on youtuber and blogs so I decided to make it myself too. I included my most used bag and it’s a very cheap but chic one from Zara; for the daytime I prefer a spacious bags like this one so I can carry around every item I need. The first thing I put in my bag is definitely my inseparable iPhone 5 and right now its cover is the Kate Spade Le Pavillion case. Asos Wayfarer sunglasses_ I bought them last year and I love how they fit my face shape, even better than the original sunglasses from Ray-Ban. Tod’s wallet_ This wallet is quite old and dirty but its taupey colour is a classic. Daily Life Notebook_ I purchased this notebook while back in Shanghai and I can’t know which brand it is from but it’s the most useful organizer and has also a plain section for notes. Canon Ixus 127 HS_ this compact camera was a present and although it’s …

Beauty Haul

A few day ago I dashed by Sephora and bought some item that I clearly don’t need but how could I resist to another lip stain and cheek kit? NARS NARSissist Cheek Kit | I am fond of NARS products since when I saw them in the “Sex & The City” series. Until today I’ve only been using my NYX contouring powder so I decided to give this kit a go because it contains two of the most talked about cheek products: Laguna bronzer, Orgasm blush and Devotee highlighter. Besides this kit comes with a brush but I think it’s a little bit scratchy. YVES SAINT LAURENT Vernis à lèvres in 5 Rouge Vintage | For my first YSL product I decided to try this legendary lip stain in a light plum color.

Moodboard #2 -The Spring edit

Although it is already May here in Italy the weather has been horrible most of the time so I couldn’t even wear my spring clothes. Here we have some items I like: 1.   Alice + Olivia Vance Boatneck Boxy Raglan Top 2.   Dolce & Gabbana Floral-print underwired bikini 3.   J.W.Anderson Wrap-effect printed cotton-blend skirt 4.  Zara High Heel Sandal With Wide Straps 5.   Saint Laurent Toy Betty Bag 6.   Henri Bendel Butter London Nail Lacquer in Torch 7.  Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Aventure

Marc Jacobs Beauty launch

Earlier this week the Marc Jacobs beauty collection for Sephora has landed in Italy and it consists of a whole range of products and accessories. The first thing that pops up is the posh and luxurious packaging  and you might almost take these confections around as accessories. The range of colours is incredibly up-to-date and I added so many products to my wish list first of all the Lolita Palette that contains seven eyeshadows. I had the opportunity to try this piece and I can say that they have a silky texture and they are simply wonderful and perfect for a nude look. Down belown there are all the products I tried: – Genius Gel – Supercharged Foundation: it delighted me. It has a medium coverage with a matte but silky finish and it seems to don’t have anything on the skin. My Make Up For Ever Velvet Matte foundation is running out and this one is on the list for my next purchase. – Remedy Concealer- Concealer Pen: it’s a light coverage concealer and I think that its texture …

Moodboard #1 – A Touch of Red

Since I spent the past month strolling around China I had the opportunity to notice how Chinese girls dress. The fashionable girls are not afraid to put on rainbow colors, chunky boots or fluffy coats but basically most of females – they could be children, business women or elders – wear something red in her outfit. So, when I came back in Italy and I passed by an entire shop window of red Dolce & Gabbana’s, I decided to make a brief resume of some red inspirations from runways and commercials.

A trip to China

In a few days I will leave the west side of the globe and I will start a month trip to China and despite the fact I am really excited about it, while this morning I was trying to find my indispensable midi ring, I realised there is one problem: the luggage. My trip started as an university thesis trip of two weeks but then has become a longer trip on the road so it’s preferable to bring one only big backpack. one moth, one backpack. I am on denial. If you are in a similar situation I suggest to bring with you a chivalrous boyfriend or a loyal friend who can carry your luggage. Instead, in a real sad world you have to carry your own luggage and the only option is to give up all your beloved accessories and forget every outfit you created in your head like that one for a karaoke night in a Beijing club. So, I am about to greet my heeled shoes and majority of my beauty essentials because …

Lipstick junkie

I have to admit it: I have collected way too many lipsticks by the years. For an everyday look I like to sport mylipsbutbetter products anyhow this fact didn’t stop me from buying bright lipsticks for whatever occasion – like going to the Oscar red carpet or a fashion show (ehm). CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine in 88 Esprit | That is my most used lipstick ever in fact I put it on My Make-up Essentials and it’s a dark rose perfect for my pigmented lips. CHANEL Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in 57 Insolence | I am not very into lipglosses and this Chanel one is my only item of the category. Despite my reluctant attitude this gloss, that I bought a long ago, has a very good formula not too liquid and with an acceptable coverage. Another pro for Chanel products is the sleek and luxurious packaging, which is one of my favourites out there. Kiko lipsticks are underrated products and they combine both good price and quality. The KIKO Luscious Cream in 505 and the KIKO Velvet …

My make-up essentials

I am literally obsessed with makeup and beauty products but I have a good explanation, well I think so. I have a quite sensible skin and I’m costantly looking for quality products with a good coverage and that don’t cause me breakouts. These are the makeup products I use on a daily basis to “simulate” a no-makeup look. I hope this post can be useful! NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Deauville | This foundation fits perfectly my combination skin because it evens out the complexion and  mattifies the skin without drying it. MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover in 06 | This is one of favourite products I have ever tried and I used up three tubes of it over the years. This concealer has a high coverage, as its name suggests, and covers easily all the imperfections. Little trick: you have to blend it as soon as you apply it because it dries very quickly. NYX The Twin Cake  in CP15 Honey Beige | I have a quite round face and I think that blush makes me …