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

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


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.


“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


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.


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.


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.

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.


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

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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!

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!

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.

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.

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



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



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.

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.


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

Christmas Movies



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

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.


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.


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.

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


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. 

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. 
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.

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.
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.

"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 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'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 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!

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


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?

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?
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.

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.
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.

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.


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.

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.




This lipstick has a couple of features that makes me adore this product.

1. PACKAGING.
There's a sword handle. To me, it's just brilliant.

2.SCENT&FLAVOUR
I may be crazy, but, it reminds me of Pez candies!

URBAN DECAY - RUSH





This lipstick has a couple of features that makes me adore this product.

1. PACKAGING.
There's a sword handle. To me, it's just brilliant.

2.SCENT&FLAVOUR
I may be crazy, but, it reminds me of Pez candies!


I've told you that I wanted a pair of Anniel in my first weekly pick post and here they are!
They're a great taupe/grey/whatever color and I love them.
They're really comfortable, I walk all day between classes, I run -well, I walk fast- to catch the train on time and they're just perfect for my every day life.

Do you like them?

With love,
S.

THESE SHOES WERE (NOT) MADE FOR DANCING IN THE RAIN



I've told you that I wanted a pair of Anniel in my first weekly pick post and here they are!
They're a great taupe/grey/whatever color and I love them.
They're really comfortable, I walk all day between classes, I run -well, I walk fast- to catch the train on time and they're just perfect for my every day life.

Do you like them?

With love,
S.

Autumn/Winter is here.
Don't know how you feel about this particular seasons.
I love them.
Summer is great, I love holidays, I love sunbathing.
But, to me, nothing beats having a scarf around your neck, drinking hot chocolate and reading in front of the fireplace.
Back to the post, these two Benefit's products help me to take some light in the dark weather.

LET THE SUNSHINE IN


Autumn/Winter is here.
Don't know how you feel about this particular seasons.
I love them.
Summer is great, I love holidays, I love sunbathing.
But, to me, nothing beats having a scarf around your neck, drinking hot chocolate and reading in front of the fireplace.
Back to the post, these two Benefit's products help me to take some light in the dark weather.

Weekly Pick vol. II


My hate for Sundays is getting worse every week.
This week has been quite tough, university is starting to require more time and attention. 
In this  post I'm going to show you my latest desires.


pic source: temptalia

I already own Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Epatant and I really like it, I'd love to try the other shades.
Too bad they're soo expensive!

SUNDAY, AGAIN. WEEKLY PICK vol. II


Weekly Pick vol. II


My hate for Sundays is getting worse every week.
This week has been quite tough, university is starting to require more time and attention. 
In this  post I'm going to show you my latest desires.


pic source: temptalia

I already own Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Epatant and I really like it, I'd love to try the other shades.
Too bad they're soo expensive!
You've already read my bla bla bla about how much I love Chanel's products/packaging.
I feel the very same way about this quad.
But first, here's what Chanel says about their quad:


"One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer. Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results -- in even extreme climates. Dermatologist tested."


CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES- GOLDEN EYES

You've already read my bla bla bla about how much I love Chanel's products/packaging.
I feel the very same way about this quad.
But first, here's what Chanel says about their quad:


"One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer. Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results -- in even extreme climates. Dermatologist tested."


When I was a teenager, young, shy and without any kind of self confidence...
Ok let's write this again.
When I was 14, six whole years ago!, I just didn't like myself.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not madly in love with the way I look now.
But years, experiences and a couple of special words helped me to appreciate what I have.
Make up, while not being the most important thing in my life, helps me accept my appearance, highlighting my best features and hiding my flaws.

MAKE UP MEMORIES

When I was a teenager, young, shy and without any kind of self confidence...
Ok let's write this again.
When I was 14, six whole years ago!, I just didn't like myself.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not madly in love with the way I look now.
But years, experiences and a couple of special words helped me to appreciate what I have.
Make up, while not being the most important thing in my life, helps me accept my appearance, highlighting my best features and hiding my flaws.

L. and I finally started college.
Sadly, we're not attending the same course, so we can't see each other every day.
And, even worse, we had to face a first-day-of-school by ourselves.
In this post I'm going to tell you how my first day was and L. is going to do the same very soon.
We're starting a new series, along with the Weekly Pick! one, in which we'll talk about the same subject with our different point of views.
Anyway.
The day before my BIG DAY I was a wreck.
In my mind I had huuuge confusion.

What to wear?
Will I make new friends?
Will I find my way in the various classes without getting lost?
Will I like every course I have?
Will I make myself ridiculous in front of everyone, spilling my coffee on my books?
Should I wear lipstick?

COLLEGE. YES, IT'S HAPPENING. Two of a kind vol I


L. and I finally started college.
Sadly, we're not attending the same course, so we can't see each other every day.
And, even worse, we had to face a first-day-of-school by ourselves.
In this post I'm going to tell you how my first day was and L. is going to do the same very soon.
We're starting a new series, along with the Weekly Pick! one, in which we'll talk about the same subject with our different point of views.
Anyway.
The day before my BIG DAY I was a wreck.
In my mind I had huuuge confusion.

What to wear?
Will I make new friends?
Will I find my way in the various classes without getting lost?
Will I like every course I have?
Will I make myself ridiculous in front of everyone, spilling my coffee on my books?
Should I wear lipstick?
I don't really like this particular day of the week.
I just can't manage to do all the things I'd like to and I usually end up reading and sleeping
Anyway, today I spent some time on the web, browsing various websites.
And here's the result of those hours, a pointless post.
I'm going to show you what I'd like to buy this winter, things that I've been wanting for ages and things that I've just found.
Enjoy!

LAZY SUNDAY- Weekly pick vol. I

I don't really like this particular day of the week.
I just can't manage to do all the things I'd like to and I usually end up reading and sleeping
Anyway, today I spent some time on the web, browsing various websites.
And here's the result of those hours, a pointless post.
I'm going to show you what I'd like to buy this winter, things that I've been wanting for ages and things that I've just found.
Enjoy!
When traveling, I used to end up with a ridiculous amount of make-up in my hand luggage and I never used even half of it.
In the last year or so, I've started to bring with me beauty kits and my foundation.
This way, I end up with a ridiculous amount of beauty kits.
I'm such a mess.
Anyway, today I'm going to tell you everything about my favorite one.

Her name was Glowla is The perfect kit.
It was one of my brother's numerous  gift (I have the PERFECT brother, I know)
First of all, the name.
It obviously reminds me of The Kink's great song, Lola:

MAKE UP AND TRAVELING III

When traveling, I used to end up with a ridiculous amount of make-up in my hand luggage and I never used even half of it.
In the last year or so, I've started to bring with me beauty kits and my foundation.
This way, I end up with a ridiculous amount of beauty kits.
I'm such a mess.
Anyway, today I'm going to tell you everything about my favorite one.

Her name was Glowla is The perfect kit.
It was one of my brother's numerous  gift (I have the PERFECT brother, I know)
First of all, the name.
It obviously reminds me of The Kink's great song, Lola:

I'd love to be a bad girl.
Actually I'm not a good girl, either.
I'm something in between.
Anyway, around Christmas, I found at my Sephora my two first Sleek's palette: Good Girl and Bad Girl.

So far, I basically haven't touched the GG but I've used a lot the BG one.
I just don't know how to use all those red and pink on my eyes, I need your advice!


GOOD GIRL&BAD GIRL

I'd love to be a bad girl.
Actually I'm not a good girl, either.
I'm something in between.
Anyway, around Christmas, I found at my Sephora my two first Sleek's palette: Good Girl and Bad Girl.

So far, I basically haven't touched the GG but I've used a lot the BG one.
I just don't know how to use all those red and pink on my eyes, I need your advice!


Another great gift I received this month was a selection of the MAC Me Over! LE, gifted by D.
He gave me a few great products, just the one I would've bought for myself.



TWEEEEENTY, pt. III

Another great gift I received this month was a selection of the MAC Me Over! LE, gifted by D.
He gave me a few great products, just the one I would've bought for myself.




This gorgeous aqualumière was part of a summer Limited Edition in 2009, Cote D'Azur.
Ischia is the only aqualumière I've tried so far but I can say that I really like this kind of product.
Smooth texture, the right amount of sheerneess, easy and fast to apply.
It stands somewhere between a gloss and a lipstick, perfect for those kind of mornings.
The mornings when you didn't hear you're alarm, when you HAD to wash your hair so you're reaaaally late, when you're sad and you need something beautiful to make you smile.
Chanel make up line has just the perfect packaging, elegant and pure.
Anyway, back to Ischia, it's a great pink-mauve color, the "my lips but better shade".

With love,
S.

CHANEL-AQUALUMIERE ISCHIA


This gorgeous aqualumière was part of a summer Limited Edition in 2009, Cote D'Azur.
Ischia is the only aqualumière I've tried so far but I can say that I really like this kind of product.
Smooth texture, the right amount of sheerneess, easy and fast to apply.
It stands somewhere between a gloss and a lipstick, perfect for those kind of mornings.
The mornings when you didn't hear you're alarm, when you HAD to wash your hair so you're reaaaally late, when you're sad and you need something beautiful to make you smile.
Chanel make up line has just the perfect packaging, elegant and pure.
Anyway, back to Ischia, it's a great pink-mauve color, the "my lips but better shade".

With love,
S.







For my birthday, I decided to buy a couple of special things I've seen at Sephora.
First of all theThe Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils 15 years anniversary.
I'm totally in love with this set.
I've already tried a couple of Glide-On and when I found this set I just couldn't resist.
Another cute thing I bought is Chanel ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Epatant. 
This product is totally unique, let me know if you'd like to read a single review about it!
Last, but not least, I bought a Sephora nailpolish, Bloody Satin, a dark red with metallic glitter that I totally love.
Let me know if you'd like to read more about any of this products!
With love,
S.

TWEEEEENTY! pt. 2








For my birthday, I decided to buy a couple of special things I've seen at Sephora.
First of all theThe Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils 15 years anniversary.
I'm totally in love with this set.
I've already tried a couple of Glide-On and when I found this set I just couldn't resist.
Another cute thing I bought is Chanel ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Epatant. 
This product is totally unique, let me know if you'd like to read a single review about it!
Last, but not least, I bought a Sephora nailpolish, Bloody Satin, a dark red with metallic glitter that I totally love.
Let me know if you'd like to read more about any of this products!
With love,
S.







You already know I mainly use neutrals colors.
But sometimes, rarely, I like to play a little.
I've already told you that I've been using some green eye products this summer, today I'm going to talk with you about my fave pink/purple products. 
First of all, My Dark Magic from the MAC Venomous Villain LE.
It's a beautiful duo, with a dark purple and a lighter one on a black base.
I've been using it by itself, is just perfect that way.
Another product I really like is a Shiseido Hydro Power Shadow in Spring Plum, H4.
It has a great texture and it lasts a lot on my lids.
The color is quite special, plum with a green hint, I really like it.
I've been using it as a base or by itself and liked it both ways.
The last product in this post is Togetherness from the In The Groove LE.
It's a great trio, with a light liliac -my favorite color!-, a purple shade and a mid-tone grey.
It's a great combo and I really like it.
Have you tried any of these products?

With love,
S.

PINK, PURPLE AND LA LA LA








You already know I mainly use neutrals colors.
But sometimes, rarely, I like to play a little.
I've already told you that I've been using some green eye products this summer, today I'm going to talk with you about my fave pink/purple products. 
First of all, My Dark Magic from the MAC Venomous Villain LE.
It's a beautiful duo, with a dark purple and a lighter one on a black base.
I've been using it by itself, is just perfect that way.
Another product I really like is a Shiseido Hydro Power Shadow in Spring Plum, H4.
It has a great texture and it lasts a lot on my lids.
The color is quite special, plum with a green hint, I really like it.
I've been using it as a base or by itself and liked it both ways.
The last product in this post is Togetherness from the In The Groove LE.
It's a great trio, with a light liliac -my favorite color!-, a purple shade and a mid-tone grey.
It's a great combo and I really like it.
Have you tried any of these products?

With love,
S.
This is the only product I bought from the Semi-Precious collection.
It wasn't the only one I liked but it was basically the last Mineralize Eyeshadow there.
Anyway, I'm so proud of this eyeshadow.





The color is great, a blackened brown with a reddish hint.
I've never seen this kind of color, if you did please tell me!, and I'm totally in love with it.
This product lasts forever on my eyes and that's just great.
I've been using it paired with UDPP or Painterly, black eyeliner and my fave mascara.
It's a great product, something I know I'm going to use forever.
What have you bought from this MAC LE?


With love,
S.

MAC- SMOKED RUBY

This is the only product I bought from the Semi-Precious collection.
It wasn't the only one I liked but it was basically the last Mineralize Eyeshadow there.
Anyway, I'm so proud of this eyeshadow.





The color is great, a blackened brown with a reddish hint.
I've never seen this kind of color, if you did please tell me!, and I'm totally in love with it.
This product lasts forever on my eyes and that's just great.
I've been using it paired with UDPP or Painterly, black eyeliner and my fave mascara.
It's a great product, something I know I'm going to use forever.
What have you bought from this MAC LE?


With love,
S.