• Essence,  l'Oréal,  makeup,  monthly favourites,  NYX

    January top 5 products

    Ho deciso che quest’anno proverò a pubblicare una classifica di prodotti preferiti alla fine di ogni mese, limitandomi però ad elencare non più di 5 prodotti, altrimenti mi faccio prendere dall’entusiasmo e tendo a perdere il controllo della situazione. Non fornirò delle recensioni dettagliate, siccome cercherò di recensire i singoli prodotti in dei post a parte, ma vi farò una panoramica sul perchè  li considero dei preferiti. Tutto chiaro? Allora cominciamo! :) L’OREAL NUDE MAGIQUE EAU DE TEINT ‘100 PORCELAIN’: Se mi seguite su Facebook o Instagram saprete che si tratta di un acquisto recente, ma da quando ho comprato questo fondotinta, l’ho utilizzato regolarmente, e l’opinione che ho di…

  • #fotd,  inspired makeup looks,  Kiko,  l'Oréal,  makeup,  maybelline,  Neve cosmetics,  sleek

    Editorial-inspired makeup look #2

    Ho capito che ad attirarmi sono i trucchi grafici, quelli che coinvolgono tinte forti e forme azzardate, specialmente sugli occhi. Non potevo quindi lasciarmi scappare la possibilità di ricreare (o meglio, ispirarmi e basta a) un trucco che prevedesse un bell’ombretto rosso vinaccia, visto il mio recente acquisto Neve cosmetics, il ‘Red carpet‘, che è stato più amore a prima vista che altro, visto che non mi capita spesso di inglobare il rosso nei miei trucchi da giorno mentre girovago per la città in incognito. Solo non mi ero resa conto che da solo (o nel modo in cui ho deciso di usarlo, ossia da secco) non avrei ottenuto l’effetto…

  • online shopping

    Destination Pretty online shop + wishlist

    Sandra is a fellow blogger who has just opened her own online shop, where she’s selling a selection of products spacing from makeup/hair care/skincare to home decor and some accessories. What I like most about this shop, is that she’s actually offering some brands that are not easy to find anywhere else here in Europe (like Asian brands such as Etude house, Lioele, Tony Moly), and the selection of products is just excellent. I was browsing through the shop and found so many products that I would love to try, so I decided to create a wishlist to show you some of my personal highlights: Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher,…

  • Viva la Diva

    Viva la Diva ‘121’

    I received this gorgeous nail polish in a swap a while ago, and (don’t ask me why) I haven’t worn it yet, not even once! Viva la Diva is a brand from Sweden, so of course it’s not sold here in Italy, and that’s such a pity since this little gem is so incredibly beautiful on the nails, and I’m sure that this brand has some other beautiful colours in its collection. The nail polish I’m wearing is actually a tad more purple-y in real life than it looks in my pictures, but still, you can guess how stunning it is even if they’re not totally colour accurate. My only…

  • cartella stampa,  Orly

    Collezione Orly Galaxy FX [cartella stampa]

    2014: Odissea nello Spazio con ORLY Galaxy FX Il primo Nail Look dell’anno sarà… spaziale! Se vuoi una manicure extra-terrestre, regala alle tue unghie un incredibile effetto galattico con l’ultima novità dal mondo ORLY: la Collezione in Limited Edition Galaxy FX. Le nuance Galaxy FX sono state create traendo ispirazione dalle costellazioni del cielo per portare sulle tue unghie un look astrale. Tutti gli smalti della Collezione sono stati formulati a partire dalle due basi Black Space (nero profondo) e Milky White (bianco lattiginoso), arricchite da glitter di diverse forme e dimensioni per ottenere un finish multi-dimensionale unico! Starburst – base Milky White con micro-glitter rosso, rame, oro e macro-paillettes…

  • #fotd,  inspired makeup looks,  makeup

    Editorial-inspired makeup look #1

    What I liked most about this makeup look is its smokyness: it’s an intriguing, sexy look, perfect for those who are not afraid of daring and being noticed. I would have loved to make that silver eyeshadow pop even more (like in reference picture) but I don’t own anything that could help me achieve that extremely metallic effect, sadly. Another detail that I find totally awesome is the fact that the dark eyeshadow is taken all the way in to the side of the nose, which gives the look an avant-garde touch, and makes it perfect for a photo-shoot. It’s not really visible in the pictures, but I used a…

  • Orly,  secret society collection

    Orly ‘Macabre Masquerade’ [Secret Society Collection]

    You may have noticed that I haven’t posted many nail-related posts recently, and that’s simply because the weather is that horrible that I am not able to take good pictures of my manicures. It’s such a frustrating thing, since I don’t like taking pictures with artificial lighting, and I still have to review a few polishes that are sitting there in my drawer for way too long. Anyway, today I’m posting a manicure even if I don’t like how the pictures turned out at all, because I know that I won’t be able to do a better job in the next few days, so please be clement with me this time!…

  • Essence,  haul,  Kiko,  Neve cosmetics,  NYC,  sephora,  Too faced,  Urban Decay

    Makeup haul (Urban Decay, Neve cosmetics, Kiko, Essence, NYC)

    When it comes to makeup shopping AND sales, I’m outta control. And in these past few days I’ve been crazy shopping, getting my hands on some awesome deals! First of all, as soon as Kiko puts out their sales, I instantly check them out, since they have some serious sales going on every time, and so I got a few eye pencils that screamed my name (and two other ones are on their way, ooooops!). I haven’t tried any of them yet, but I will let you know how I feel about them soon ;) Quando si combinano le parole ‘trucchi’ e ‘saldi’ perdo il controllo sulle mie azioni. Nelle…