• #fotd,  Getting ready for Christmas challenge,  makeup,  Orly

    Getting ready for Christmas #8 & #10

    First of all: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I hope you all had a beautiful day spent with your beloved ones :) I did, I’ve had such a wonderful lunch with all the family (btw, I’m feeling so full that I can hardly stand up from the chair!) and now, after a long and relaxing shower, I’m chilling at home, listening to some music and trying not to fall asleep on the computer. So I decided to post two of the entries for the challenge, combining day 8 and 10, since the manicure I wanted to feature for ‘the Christmas red‘ theme is also the one that I wore today, I hope you…

  • Getting ready for Christmas challenge,  wishlist

    Getting ready for Christmas #7: All I want for Christmas…

    This wishlist is completely ridiculous, since I’ll never find these items under my Christmas tree, but let’s just pretend that I had a lot of money to spend on the most frivolous things, ok? So, these would be the gifts I would treat myself with: 1. The Yankee candle in the ‘sugared apple’ scent: I just smelled this in store and fell in love. Still, I don’t justify the insane price of these candles. I’ll probably get the small one soon, just because I really want my room to smell like this! 2. The Burberry Body fragrance is probably the most delicious perfume I’ve ever smelt! I’ve owned another Burberry…

  • Getting ready for Christmas challenge,  makeup

    Getting ready for Christmas #5: Blue and Silver

    I’m not quite sure why I decided to go for a makeup look for this entry, since I don’t really like wearing blue on my eyes, but hey, it happened, and this is what I came up with! Don’t ask me how many shades of blue I used on my lids, because I’ve lost track after the first three, but that’s not even that relevant, since I’ve put some blue-silver-y eye shadow on half of the lids to cover up that weird mess I ended up with. Yap, this look is totally random and not Christmass-y at all (actually, I think it has quite a Seventies vibe, don’t you?), but…

  • Getting ready for Christmas challenge,  Orly,  secret society collection

    Getting ready for Christmas #4: Red and gold

    Day 4: Probably the most classic Christmas-combo ever, red & gold, but I could not skip it since it’s also one of my favourites for this time of the year! I could have created a makeup look with this theme, but then I remembered that I still had to show you a few Orly polishes from the Secret Society collection, and two of them were actually a red creme polish and the other one is a gold glitter, how perfect! :D So here they are: the red is called ‘Risque encounter‘* and the gold one ‘Lavish bash‘*. ‘Risque encounter‘ is your bright cool-toned red, almost orange-y looking in some lights;…

  • Getting ready for Christmas challenge,  makeup

    Getting ready for Christmas #3: Under the mistletoe

    For today’s theme, Under the mistletoe, I decided to create a makeup look, since I didn’t want to go for the obvious choice of choosing Orly’s ‘Meet me under the mistletoe’ nail polish (which was actually my first option XD). I got inspired by the colour green, and decided to pair it with a golden eye shadow :) I initially used a red lip gloss to complete the look, but in the end I went for a more neutral colour, since I thought that the heavy green eyes were already enough, but I still posted a picture with the red lip colour to show you the true mistletoe-look :D I…

  • Essence,  Essie,  Getting ready for Christmas challenge,  HandM,  nail art,  NYC,  Pupa

    Getting ready for Christmas #2: Glitter overload!

    For day 2 of my Getting ready for Christmas challenge, I decided to go all out and make a mish mash manicure featuring a couple of glitter polishes :) The manicure itself doesn’t look really Christmas-y, I know, but to compensate that, I arranged a Christmas-looking background XD Anyway, glitters are always festive, no matter how you style them, right? :P So, the nail polishes I used are the following: NYC ‘Pink princess‘, Essie ‘Luxedo‘, Pupa ‘800‘, H&M ‘Flamingo pink‘ and Essence ‘Make it golden‘. And now….it’s your turn! Show me you glittah!!!! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Per il secondo giorno della challenge ho deciso di creare una manicure un po’ particolare, mixando…

  • CND vinylux,  Getting ready for Christmas challenge,  shimmer polish

    Getting ready for Christmas #1: Not yet, but almost!

    Yeah! It’s finally time for day #1 of my Christmas-themed challenge! :D Are you excited as I am ?? Today’s topic is Not yet, but almost!, and with that I meant to show something holiday-inspired (makeup or manicure, it’s up to you!) to get started the best way possible! I chose to go for a manicure, choosing two absolutely perfect nail polishes for the season: a forest green one by CND Vinylux called ‘Serene green‘ and one Shimmer Polish that has a special meaning to me, since it’s called like myself, ‘Elsa‘ :) I think you couldn’t be more festive with a combo like this, don’t you agree? :D So,…

  • Getting ready for Christmas challenge

    The Getting Ready for Christmas challenge! preview

    For those of you who enjoyed The Fall Edit tag, here I have another challenge for you! This time, the theme is Christmas of course :D We’re quickly approaching the holiday season, and I absolutely wanted to create something Christmas-inspired, since it’s my absolute favourite period of the year :) I tried to leave space for creativity, giving you the chance to choose between makeup and nail art in most of the entries, so that there’s something to choose from for everybody! I’m giving you a starting date, but, like for The Fall Edit tag, I’m not setting deadlines for any of these points, so you’re free to post whenever…