We're almost done.

We're almost done.


2011 is almost over and I can't quite believe it.
A lot of things have happened this year, good and bad.
I hope that 2012 will be a great year, full of smiles, love and laughter for all of you.




      

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.”


Edith Lovejoy Pierce

“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” Coco Chanel

“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” Coco Chanel

I've already told you about my love for Chanel cosmetics.
In this post I'll show you a Christmas gift present that my dad got me.
Actually I was with him, but still.


WEEKLY PICK vol. V

WEEKLY PICK vol. V

Weekly Pick vol. V


Hey girls!
Have you decided your outfit for tomorrow night?
I still don't know what I'm going to wear, I'm pretty desperate actually.
I'm going to a party at a friend's house, which means I have to dress up but not too much.
I guess I'll just throw myself in my wardrobe, hoping for the best.
Anyway, here are some of the things I fell in love with in the last days.


I love this Alexander Mc Queen clutch.
The skull, the Union Jack, PERFECTION.


Essence-Better than gel nails top sealer

Essence-Better than gel nails top sealer
I'm not really into nail care.
I mean, I love nail polishes. I love watching other girls nails creations but I'd never be able to recreate them!
My nail routine consists of using any nail file I happen to find around and applying my nail polish.
This product changed my nail routine, it makes my nail polish last ages.


Here's what the official site says about it:


"the top sealer will make your nails shine and seals the gel-look. you can apply it twice for an extra smooth finish."


Another thing I appreciate about this product is the price, it's really cheap, like every Essence product.
It dries reaaaaaaaly fast, which is another good thing, at least for my super-busy unorganised self.
My nailpolish lasts up to six days with this top sealer, which is just great.

Have you tried this product?
With love,
S.

MAC Paint Pots-Indianwood and Painterly

MAC Paint Pots-Indianwood and Painterly

I own two MAC Paint Pots, Indianwood and Painterly.
They're both really famous, so you probably already know these shades.

"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Samuel Johnson

"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Samuel Johnson
This post is totally random.
But I love sharing my thoughts with you, my lovely readers.
I'm really shy and writing what I think is easier than saying it out loud.
Somehow, I feel like I can write everything I think in this little space.
Anyway, I want to talk with you about something I really love: London.

Mini-haul

Mini-haul
Hey girls!
A quick post to show you my latest purchases!

I bought L'oreal Color Infaillible in Endless Chocolat. I fell in love with this shade when I bought Flashback Silver, but I wanted to try this new product before buying more than one shade.
I decided to get Essence's Stay All Day shadow in Rock Chic, a really dark grey.
I think this could be a good base for a foolproof smoky eye.
I also bought two of the new shades from the eyeshadow range, Delirious Show: a brown shade with gold shimmer in it and Absolutely Nature: a light taupe with gold shimmer.
In case you're wondering, yes they're actually quite similar!
The last product I bought is a Mavala nailpolish, a piece form the Paradoxe Collection.
I chose Platinum Marble, a great shade that I don't really know how to define. In the bottle it looks like a dark taupe color with an hint of mauve in it, I'll let you know what it looks like when applied!

Have you tried something among these products?
With love,
S.

There's something about glitter.

There's something about glitter.


When I'm sad or just tired, there are a couple of things that always manage to cheer me up.
Spending time with my family, talking with my closest friends, reading a good book.
When I don't have time to do al those great things, I often rely on makeup to change my day, even if only a little bit.
Wearing THAT lipstick, applying THAT blush and this kind of things always make me smile.
Another product that has this effect is a 17 Glitter eyeshadow.

Sun, Bronzer and random stuff.

Sun, Bronzer and random stuff.

I keep staring at this pic.
I'd love to be there, sleeping, reading, tanning and relaxing.
Instead, I'm stuck in this freezing weather!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Hey girls!
Just a quick post to wish everybody a merry Christmas!
I hope you'll have a wonderful day with your family and friends.
With love,
S.

Stay all day Long lasting eyeshadow-Coppyright

Stay all day Long lasting eyeshadow-Coppyright
I love cream shadows.
Illusion d'Ombre by Chanel are just great, Shiseido's Hydro Power works perfectly for me, I really like Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadowliner  and I love Mac Paint Pots, which I'm going to blog about soon.
So I had to try Essence's creamshadows and I chose the Coppy Right shade.


yes, you can't see the right colour, I know



Flashback Silver

Flashback Silver
L'Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadows are really conquering me!
I've read about this product for the first time on Make up and Macaroons in september and I've read a great review on Recensioni Cosmetiche -for italian readers only!-.
I instantly fell in love with Flashback Silver and I knew I had to buy it!




Here's what L'oreal has to say about this product:


Infallible Eyeshadows contain ultra concentrated colour pigments, for an intense colour finish. Additional binders (oils) coat and magnify the colour pigments revealing beautiful shimmer and maximized colour. The colour adheres to the eyelid as durably and comfortably as a second skin and lasts for up to 24hrs.
With a formulation that lies between the comfort of a cream and the ease of application of a powder, infallible eyeshadow melts gently from the fingertips to the eye lid on application. The result is a luxurious, velvety texture.




I love the shade I picked, a great silver with a liliac undertone, I've used it mostly by itself.
I've been using it without applying a primer before and it hasn't creased on my lid.
I think I'm going to get other shades, I really like Goldmine, Endless Chocolat and Sahara Treasure.
Have you tried these shadows?
What's your fave color?


With love,
S.

Christmas Movies

Christmas Movies


I'm not a big fan of christmas movies but there are a couple that I just end up watching every year.

MAC- Leopard Luxe Eyeshadow Quad

MAC- Leopard Luxe Eyeshadow Quad
This eyeshadow quad was part of the MAC LE that came out last autumn.
Fabulous, glamorous, something, whatever, felines.
I just can't keep up with Mac collections.
Anyway, I feel like talking with you about this product because I really like it.
I know I'm boring but I just love brown/nude shades.


Benefit-Dessert First

Benefit-Dessert First
I bought this lipstick this summer, during Seohora's sales, for half its price, so I was doubly happy!




Here's what Benefit says about their silky finish lipsticks:


Our flattering silky finish lipsticks are sheer and buildable, so you can customize your look: a light wash of color for au natural gals or an amped-up POP of color for the drama queen in you! Available in 11 irresistible shades. It has the feeling of gloss...but it's not sticky!


I really like this shade, in my opinion it's not too dark for an everyday look but you still can see it's there!
This lipstick is really moisturising, I have Nice Knickers from the same line and it has the same hydrating power.
The only downside of this product its the lasting power.
The colour wars off quite too easily and it has to be reapplied after one hour.
I'm happy that I didn't pay the whole price for this product, I would have been really disappointed.
Have you tried this product?


Ecco cosa dice Benefit dei rossetti della linea silky finish:
I nostri rossetti della linea sulky finish sono sheer ma aumentabili di intensità, perciò potete personalizzare il vostro look: un leggero velo di colore per le ragazze acqua e sapone o una tonalità più forte per la drama queen che c'è in voi! Disponibile in 11 tonalità irresistibili. Sembra un gloss.. ma non è appiccicoso!
Mi piace molto questa tonalità, secondo me non è troppo scuro per un look da tutti i giorni ma si vede quando lo indossate!
Questo rossetto è molto idratante, ho anche Nice Knickers di questa linea e ha lo stesso potere idratante.
L'unico inconveniente di questo prodotto è la durata.
Il colore se ne va piuttosto in fretta e bisogna riapplicarlo dopo un'oretta.
Sono felice di non aver pagato il prezzo pieno per questo prodotto, l'ho preso in saldo, sarei stata molto delusa.
Avete provato questo prodotto?


With love,
S.

WEEKLY PICK vol.IV

WEEKLY PICK vol.IV

Weekly Pick vol. IV


Hey girls!
Have you finished your Christmas shopping?
I'm almost done, I just need to get a couple of things.
Christmas is on Sunday, can you actually  believe it?
Anyway, I'm going to show you my latest wishes, reading Teen Vogue december/january issue kind of inspired this week post, I've quite enjoyed every feature.


I know, I should be too old for Santa.
But still, I love watching my sister's children opening their presents, it makes me feel like I'm 5 again and I love sharing their excitement.
This sweatshirt, while being really ugly, perfectly represents what I mean. 

The Porefessional

The Porefessional
When it first came out, I really didn't want to buy this product.
I usually don't believe in life-changing products, so I stubbornly decided that I'll just avoid the Benefit counter for a couple of weeks.
But a lovely sales assistant at Sephora basically forced me to try it.
Well she didn't actually force me, I just can't say no when someone volunteers to put something on my face/eyes/whatever.
I was wearing foundation, the girl put a tiny amount of product on the critical spots, yes nose I'm talking about you, and I was truly amazed.
I have quite good skin but I have a pore problem on my nose and The Porefessional solves it.

"When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty."

"When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty."
The title is a quotation by Pope Gregory I.
While I wonder in which contest he said such words, I can surely affirm that, if we cease to blush, there are a couple of tools that can help us.
Today, I'm going to talk with you  about two Essence's blush.

I'm in heaven with this primer!

I'm in heaven with this primer!
I own UDPP in the Original shade and in the Eden one. Eden is the perfect eye primer for me, I've repurchased this product and I currently own -as you can see- the one with the new packaging.



 The color is a dark yellow and the formula is slightly different from the original one, creamier and thicker. It stops eyeshadows creasing, even more than the original version IMO. It can be used by itself as well, it gives your eyes a fresh look. I've been using it also as a concealer and I've liked it just as much!
What's your fave eye primer?
 With love, S.

I just can't get enough

I just can't get enough
I love Chanel and I've already told you about my passion for this brand.
Lately, I fell fot the Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadows.
I bought the first one for my birthday and my dad gifted me another one a couple of weeks ago.
Let me tell you something.
 I know everybody already talked about these beauties, but I still want to share with you my thoughts!

WEEKLY PICK vol.III

WEEKLY PICK vol.III

Weekly Pick vol. III


I've been quite sick in the last few days and I can't stand being stuck at home anymore. Anyway, I managed to study quite a lot, so today I'm just going to read my new book, catch up with the blogs I love and show you my latest wishes.

I just love this palette. You can find the full Lagerfeld's line here
In my opinion, the palette is the best product. Karl-shaped eyeshadows, do I need to say more?

MAKE UP FOREVER - ROUGE ARTIST INTENSE #13

MAKE UP FOREVER - ROUGE ARTIST INTENSE #13
This lipstick was a gift of my brother last year -did I mention he is the perfect brother? Well he is!-.
Here's what MUFE says about this range:




"ROUGE ARTIST INTENSE is a lipstick saturated with pigments for an intense result. Available in 50 different shades and 3 different finishes, it will suit your everyday mood. Natural or sexy, ROUGE ARTIST INTENSE will last all day and leave your lips soft and moisturized."


It's a dark raspberry, with the right amount of shimmer in it.
The shimmer in this lipstick is something I really like, subtle but not too subtle.
It's a great color for fall, don't you think?
This product lasts ages on my lips!
So far, I've noted it lasts for five long hours of talking, laughing, eating and so on.
I'd love to try other shades of this particular range!
Brother, I'm talking with you.

With love,
S.

Catrice: All Around Concealer

Catrice: All Around Concealer
Lately I've bought a lot of Catrice's products.
Today I'm going to talk with you about the concealer's palette.


It's a really cheap product, with three beige/brownish concealers, a pink and a green one.
You know I love cute packaging, yes I mean Benefit, so this particular design doesn't make me faint.
But I have to admit it's functional so I shouldn't care.
I like almost every colour in this palette, they last a lot and cover my various imperfections quite well.
The only colour I don't really like it's the green one, it looks quite dark in the pan but it's basically non-existent on my skin.
Have you tried this product?
What do you think about it?

With love,
S.

We missed you!

We missed you!


Hey girls,
we feel SO guilty for our looong absence!
We had a few personal dramas, mixed with too little time and a couple of technical issues.
Anyway, we're back on track and we just can't wait to catch up with you!

With love,
S.