Monday, 28 April 2014

Un orecchino tira l´altro

Tutto é iniziato da questo paio di orecchini. Un paio di mesi fa, comprai questi orecchini romantici fintissimi per pochi euro. Mi piacevano moltissimo e ricevetti -stranamente- molti complimenti...fatto sta che dopo poche settimane, mi accorsi di aver perso una "pietruzza" e colta dall´ispirazione in pochi giorni mi sono ritrovata con quattro nuove paia di orecchini in simil-stile romantico.
Si lo so...si chiama Accessorize- perdono!!!
Tutti super economici (da 1,50€ a circa 8€), non so bene definire cosa abbiano in comune, ma li trovo davvero molto carini e portabili.
 Ho deciso di giocare un po´con questi orecchini stile liberty e lasciarmi ispirare con possibili alternative di rossetti da abbinarci. Ecco qui le mie proposte:


 
Per abbinare questi orecchini Revival London color pastello, ho deciso di giocare con i toni del rosa con la  mia fidata matita per labbra Maybelline Colorsensational in Sweet Pink 132 e con il Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan. Per qualche ragione, peró, non volevo lasciare le labbra totalmente matte, le ho quindi lucidate con il mio amato Mac  Chatterbox.


Per gli orecchini neri e bianchi di Six, ho optato per colori piu´decisi: insieme alla matita per labbra Pupa True Lips 27 ho abbinato un´altro amatissimo rossetto Guerlain G Lipstick in un bel fuchsia accesso (perdonatemi se non scrivo il nome...ma purtroppo la confezione é incredibilmente bella ma non ha menzione della colorazione, pardon!).


Con questi orecchini turchesi Six, ho virato verso un rosa-malva: dopo aver definito il contorno delle labbra con la matita trasparente P2 Define Your Lip Line, ho applicato un altro Nyx Soft Lip Cream stavolta nella colorazione San Paulo.  Nuovamente, non volevo lasciare le labbra completamente matte, ho quindi passato un velo del MUA Power Pout in Irreplaceable.


Gli ultiimi orecchini Accessorize sono quelli che piu´mi davano l´idea di uno stile brittanico da vecchia signora XD (Chissa, perche´!)Ho optato stavolta per labbra in classica lacca rossa ottenute dalla matita Mac Riri Woo e dal rossetto Mac Russian Red. So che in molte urleranno all´eresia, ma non mi sentivo di lasciare le labbra a secco di gloss :P ho dato quindi una passata di Liplicious in Berry Bellini della Bath&Body Works.

Voi cosa mi dite? giocate anche voi con diverse combinazioni di rossetti? o anche voi  prese dall´ispirazione comprati accessori in serie?
Baci belle!!
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Friday, 25 April 2014

Spring Mini-Break in Istanbul

Last week I spent some days in one of my favourite cities : the beautiful Istanbul! This was my fourth time over there but this time was quite special because with me&my boyfriend flew also my parents from Italy. It was really great to be all together -OK, except my brother!- in a such a nice place. It was the first time in Istanbul for my parents so we saw all the "tourist" must -see places and with my boyfriend speaking Turkish was all really easier!
I thought it could be nice to leave some photo-impressions : I hope you like it!

My father is a big fan of history so we really HAD to visit Istanbul Archaeological Museum. It has really great collection, my favourite pieces were the sarcophagus- they were really masterpieces!

The queue for Hagia Sophia was really long but it was all worth it! This ex-Church ex- Mosque now turned in Museum is so beautiful and ...massive! Love the christian mosaics next to Islamic symbols - really unique.
Next to Hagia Sophia, we visited the Basilica Cistern which lies beneath the city. The main attraction are two massive Medusa head pillar but I also loved the light reflections on the water.

One of my favourite places in Istanbul is Arnavutköy, just on the shoreline of the Bosporus. I love this buildings, each one in different tone and style, so romantic! We had a lovely walk there and stopped for a coffee in a nice cafe. The view was amazing.
Guessed right! This pale redhead is me :D

We were also lucky enough to have a splendid sunny day for our Bosporus boat tour. It was so nice and gave the opportunity to see all the beautiful Ottoman mansions on the shoreline as well as Rumeli Hisari, the fortress located on the European side of the Bosporus.
We went also to visit the Asian side of Istanbul and had a walk on the famous Bagdat Avenue which has some cool high end stores - Nars, beauty girls!Nars store!!!
My greatest discovery there was...yes the Hello Kitty Cafe&Restaurant *______-* It was soooo lovely all in pink with hello kitty decorations...there was even an ice cream stand! Nevertheless to say NO ONE wanted to stop inside ;__; Cruel people! They killed a dreamer :P

For shopping you already probably know but Istanbul has really great - and massive- malls where you can really find any makeup brand - Inglot, Nars, Makeupforever, Sephora...Vicoria´s Secrets, Bath&Body Works. My favourite mall is İstinyePark, where I had the chance for a short visit to Bath&Body Works :D We had no much time for shopping but I could not resist - even, I still regret about not visiting the Nars store ;_;
But next month, I will be in London for few days and I am already preparing my shopping list :D
So, this was just some impressions of Istanbul...there is so much more to say or to show you but I hope you enjoyed this post.
What about you? Have you ever been to Istanbul? Let me know!
Baci Belle!

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

FACE OF THE DAY



Bourjois happy light luminous serum primer

Rimmel stay matte liquid mousse foundation light porcelain 010

Laura Mercier mineral compact pressed powder tender rose

Benefit  fake up crease-control hydrating concealer light 01

Essence I love extreme volume mascara

Mac paint pot soft ochre

Mac impeccable brow pencil blonde

Sleek brow kit light 817

Lavera style&care gel

Nyx liquid illuminator sunbeam 01

Dior rose collection palette ombretto taupe&bianco

Victoria´s Secrets beauty rush luminous shadow bronze ambition

Stila stay all day waterproof liquid eyeliner intense black

Mac bronzing powder soft sand

Catrice lip appeal moisture&shine smoothing lip gloss naturally pink 050

#lavoro #shopping

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

FACE OF THE DAY




Bourjois happy light luminous serum primer

Rimmel stay matte liquid mousse foundation light porcelain 010

Laura Mercier mineral compact pressed powder tender rose

Benefit  fake up crease-control hydrating concealer light 01

Essence I love extreme volume mascara

Mac paint pot soft ochre

Mac impeccable brow pencil blonde

Sleek brow kit light 817

Lavera style&care gel

Nyx cream shadow copper 12

Urban Decay naked palette 3 ombretto blackheart

Mac pigment colour powder tan

Sleek kohl eyeliner pencil dark honey 197

Too Faced sweethearts perfect flush blush candy glow

Mac lustre drops pink rebel

Dior rose collection palette pale pink lipgloss

#work


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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Eyeliner in gel :Kiko VS Bobbi Brown



Per anni, ho ben evitato il settore eyeliner in gel. Un po´per colpa di un´esperienza negativa con un prodotto Benefit (aaargh!) un po´perché mi ero convinta che fosse piu´difficile da applicare in confronto all´eyeliner liquido. All´inizio di quest´anno, pero´, ho deciso che fosse arrivata l´ora di tentare di nuovo....e devo dire che sono positivamente sorpresa! Una visita non-calcolata da Kiko, mi ha fatto portare a casa  il Lasting Gel Eyeliner in nero (dalla collezione Bad Girl - almeno qui in Germania). Pochi giorni dopo, grazie a un buono sconto da Douglas, ho deciso di provare la "versione costosa" e tanto decantata di Bobbi Brown, il Long-wear Gel Eyeliner. Ora, non sorprendetevi, ma il confronto non é proprio alla pari...soprattutto riguardo al colore. Perché, si sono un´accomulatrice seriale di trucchi ma non amo avere "doppioni" dello stesso colore...e quindi ho deciso di ordinare un grigio scuro, Graphite Shimmer Ink 15, visto che incredibilmente era un colore che ancora mi mancava!



Oltre al colore, noterete subito che la consistenza di questi due eyeliner in gel é completamente diversa. Quello Kiko é davvero....gelatinoso e pigmentatissimo, basta davvero una "puntina" di prodotto per avere un tratto ben deciso sulla palpebra. L´eyeliner di Bobbi Brown é molto piu´cremoso ma allo stesso modo "solido", bisogna quindi applicarlo piu´volte per ottenere un risultato uniforme sulla palpebra. Questa differenza, puo´avere sia vantaggi che svantaggi, perché in questo modo, anche se é piu´facile l´applicazione,  é necessario essere molto piu´precisi con l´eyeliner di Kiko, onde evitare pastrocchi e effetto panda :D

Altra differenza basilare (in questo caso a causa della mia scelta di tonalita´) é il finish. L´eyeliner di Kiko ha un bellissimo effetto matte, mentre quello Bobbi Brown é molto luminoso, da qui "shimmer", ma non ha fastidiosi glitter. Il risultato con eyeliner di Bobbi Brown é quindi molto piu´delicato di quello Kiko, adatto a un look piu´deciso.


Considerato, annessi e connessi, é difficile confrantare due prodotti in finish e colore diversi. Rimane il fatto che l´eyeliner Kiko costa circa 7,90€, mentre quello Bobbi Brown 22,90€ (da Douglas). Per un prodotto che costa piu´del doppio, ti aspetti faville...e per ora non sono particolarmente "abbagliata" dalla qualitá di Bobbi Brown. Per quanto riguarda, l´effetto long lasting, per ora posso dirvi che l´eyeliner di Kiko é promosso a pieni voti.

Voi, cosa ne pensate? Preferite gli eyeliner in gel o fluidi? Avete provato questi prodotti? Fatemi sapere la vostra opinione!
Baci belle!!!

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Monday, 14 April 2014

FACE OF THE DAY



Bourjois happy light luminous serum primer

Rimmel stay matte liquid mousse foundation light porcelain 010

Laura Mercier mineral compact pressed powder tender rose

Benefit  fake up crease-control hydrating concealer light 01

Essence I love extreme volume mascara

Mac paint pot soft ochre

Mac impeccable brow pencil blonde

Sleek brow kit light 817

Lavera style&care gel

Nyx eye pencil grey 919

Urban Decay naked palette ombretti virgin&gunmetal

Wjcon mousse soft eye shadow 09 - as blush

L´Oreal universal lip glow lipstick unique shade

#work #shopping #dm


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Saturday, 12 April 2014

FACE OF THE NIGHT


Bourjois happy light luminous serum primer

Laura Mercier mineral compact pressed powder tender rose

Benefit  fake up crease-control hydrating concealer light 01

Nars sheer glow foundation light 2

Mac paint pot soft ochre

Mac impeccable brow pencil blonde

Sleek brow kit light 817

Lavera style&care gel

Dior rose palette ombretto bianco& gloss rosa pallido

Urban Decay naked palette ombretto creep

Maybelline express matita occhi white 35

Pastel matte black eyeliner

Mac sheertone blush pink swoon
#caffe in centro #Glockenspiel #irish pub #Kennedy´s #cinema #Noah #Mathäser
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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Would you do your bestfriend´s wedding makeup?

Well, if you are reading this blog, there is a higher chance that you probably are makeup-obsess like me. And probably, you have friends who are pretty sure that - just because you own more than one-colour eyeshadow- you are able to apply makeup to anyone. Sound familiar?:D Not-having makeup-interested friends was actually one of the main reason why I decided to start writing a beauty-blog...I wanted to meet other makeup freaks like me and be able to blah blah blah about products without disapproving looks :P
Most of my friends don´t really get why someone should buy so much products - well, this I understand- and somehow they consider me "a makeup professional". This is very funny, because I have no professional experience in this area and I never ever attended any makeup school or course.
So, I was more than in shock when one of my best friends asked me to do her makeup for her wedding day. I was petrified!!!! I tried to explain her that I have no knowledge or experience and that I really didn´t want to ruin her perfect day. She was determined, saying that she loves how I do my own makeup and "no pressure, something coloured...". I really wanted to crush my head on the wall.
In my life I applied makeup only on my mum - who wears eyeshadow only on Christmas - and my best friends back when we were teenagers - and glitter was not that difficult to apply.
On the top of this, my friend is the kind of natural beauty who really does not, but most important, do not need any makeup. Her daily look is just a bit a mascara, and done, beautiful. But she really wanted to try a more coloured look for her wedding day....with yellow and green!!!
I really had no idea what to do...but I have to accept the challenge. Well, I was massively happy when my friend had to change her wedding day plans and decided to celebrate her marriage just with close relatives on  a lake village just outside Munich. This meant that I was not anymore "the makeup-artist" but I had "simply" to teach her some techniques to use on her own for the day.
Again, I think it is very funny to be a makeup teacher, but well I gave it a try. This is the mess we create that day:

I succeeded to persuade my friend to give up her "coloured-theme" and go for something more natural, instead. I tried to show some You Tube tutorials, but she wasn´t that keen on these looks, so I ended up with two possible looks for the "big day". I don´t remember exactly the products but it was mainly warm-brown-Goldie looks using the Naked Palette by Urban Decay - no surprise, here- Maybelline Colour Tattoo in on and on bronze, a flick of brown eyeliner by Stila and some lovely Taupe pigments by Mac.
For the cheeks, we went for something quite subtle with my fave coral tone blush by Accessorize. Finally for the lips, we agree for a pink-sheer tone lipstick by Yves Saint Laurent.
It was much fun to try to "teach" some makeup techniques, especially because it was the first time my friend ever heard about : primers and brushes!!!


At the end of the day, she was really impressed by the Naked Palette and my Zoeva brushes and decided to buy some for herself in the future. I saw the photos of her wedding day and I must say that she did a great job
But let´s say it, personally, I would never do my own wedding-makeup look....I am a spoiled princess and I would like to have a "professional" to do this hard-job ;)

What about you?has a friend ever asked you to do her makeup for her big day?Would you accept?
I am very curious to find out if you had similar experiences!!!!
Baci Belle!!!
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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

FACE OF THE DAY





Bourjois happy light luminous serum primer

Essence natural cover moisturizer lighter skin

Laura Mercier mineral compact pressed powder tender rose

Benefit  fake up crease-control hydrating concealer light 01

Essence I love extreme volume mascara

Mac paint pot soft ochre

Maybelline color tattoo 24hr on and on bronze 35

Urban Decay naked palette ombretti buck&toasted&sidecar

Sleek blush aqua collection mirrored pink 846

Dior rose collection palette pale pink lipgloss

#work #coffee with a friend #cafe cord
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