Not that I am a huge fan of this sudden cold, but I have to admit the colder months have their own charm. With the chill being the standard, I’m starting wanting to collect all things cozy, and only be in cozy environments too! All the cozy coats and knitted wear and jumpers (not to talk about slippers!) are just calling my name so loudly lately and that’s everything I wish I could wear! I love the crisp air of these chilly Autumn days, but for some reasons as soon as cold hits all I’d do is wrapping myself into a ball of blankets and only wearing cozy and warming loungewear. And goodbye to all things stylish. Anyone else is with me?
I was recently introduced to Sammy Dress, an online shop where you can find literally any type of clothes for any type of style. Between the very cozy knitwear and autumnal coats (which are just the butter to my bread!) the website has also inspired me with some stylish pieces too: they have a huge number of beautiful but super inexpensive watches (as well as accessories), even more for their bags (I love that vintage small crossbody bag! – but maybe I’m starting collection a few too many?!) and flat shoes (my favourite section of the website). Not to mention their Home & Garden section where any home-and-living typology of product can be found – including nice pieces of home décor and stationery!
Now I only need to stock on some of that lovely knitwear and some beautiful tartan scarves and I’m all set for Autumn!
If you ask me which has been my first makeup product ever, I’d surely reply it was a Maybelline one. I remember even my first makeup review blog post was about a Maybelline mascara (and we’re talking of times when this blog didn’t even exist in my own mind!). So when I was invited to celebrate Maybelline’s 100th birthday by trying out some of their new products launched during Milan Fashion Week, I was as excited as my younger-teen-self when picking up her very first mascara after praying her mum for it for so long. Now, after 100 years of being into this world, Maybelline has renewed its claim to “Make It Happen”, and their new products seem to be pretty loyal to the new slogan too!
You might know I’m a lover of very natural and soft makeup, and everything that aims to give my skin a natural smooth finish I’m sold for it! So you can imagine how happy I was to add another very natural foundation to my collection! Their new Dream Satin Fluide foundation has that cream-to-powder finish I’m so in love with since it has been invented: when you apply it on your face it firstly feels very creamy and easy to smooth out, but then it almost magically turns into a sort of powder when it settles down, and the skin feels soft and looks smooth but very natural. It has a very decent covering power, which is great in this period of the year, and lasts for a very long time on the skin too – always looking as when you applied it.
It has quickly become one of my favourite base products, feeling so lightweight on the skin during the day but providing a nice amount of coverage at the same time, while giving a nice natural finish to my skin.
As I said I’m one that always sticks to a very natural makeup routine, and as a result the eyeliner step doesn’t always feel mandatory when I put my makeup on in the morning. However, I do am a fan of a well-defined eye, and I go through phases when eyeliner feels like a proper life-savior to me. It’s the quickest and easier option to enhance the eye without going for a complete eye makeup.
Maybelline has launched their new Master Ink eyeliner in both a satin and matte finish. The satin one has been on my eyelid ever since I received it and tried it for the very first time: I first thought I would have liked the matte finish best, however when seeing the satin eyeliner on my eyes, I totally liked the different look it created. This eyeliners are perfect for creating a very thin and precise line (which is great also for bold looks, as you can easily build up the line into something thicker without overdoing) thanks to their applicator, and are both extremely black.
They aim to last all day without smears, and as much as the satin eyeliner totally passed the test and lasted even more than 24h on my hand when I firstly swatched it, the matte one didn’t really impress me as it lasted only a few hours and also started fading and looking not that precise anymore.
It has been a while that I haven’t used a Maybelline mascara anymore, probably because one of their old product wasn’t a fan of my poor eyes. I’ve been quite afraid of trying a new one ever since, even if with different formulas, but their new Lash Sensational mascara has been good to my eyes this time, and it’s not an understatement to say I have found my Holy Grail makeup product with it!
I have very straight and boring lashes, so for me something that can’t miss in every makeup look is lovely curled long lashes. For this, I’ve always used a good old eyelash curler and waterproof mascaras, as those were the only ones that could hold the curl throughout the day. However the Lash Sensational mascara, without even being waterproof, holds the curl so perfectly, but not only that, it also enhance it somehow. It mixes the practicality of a non-waterproof mascara (because being able to remove your makeup completely with only one gentle makeup remover is always a plus) and the holding power I’ve only previously found in a waterproof product. And it’s super black too!
These are three products I’ve been wearing non-stop ever since I tried them, and some that will stay between my everyday makeup picks for a while, I’m sure.
Have you tried these products? Can you believe Maybelline has been around for 100 years?! x
Last week I was invited at Lush to see the very first Italian Lush Kitchen and discover some of the freshest Lush products. Actually, we were lucky enough to see the very first More Than Mortal and Enzynamite being created and packaged (by us!) in Italy. We were invited to discover how Lush freshest products are made, what are the best properties of the freshest ingredients, and finally discover some of the Lush Kitchen’s exclusive products available for a limited time here in Italy.
I don’t know about you, but as beauty lover, especially with completely natural and fresh products, I just get very excited about discovering how products are made and what ingredients do what. That’s the beauty of visiting Lush boutiques: I’d genuinely stay there for hours to listen to their shop assistants telling me what products do what and why! Seeing a room full of fresh fruits, essential oils and natural product, I totally felt in my personal beauty heaven!
We saw Enzynamite being created from a big amount of Kaolin (a white clay to absorb skin oiliness and leave the skin soft and smooth), freshly squeezed lime, orange oil and fresh pineapple and papaya, and More Than Mortal made from scratch from a deeply cleansing fresh pineapple, antibacterial grapefruit oil, ground almonds and walnut shells and lavander and apricot oils (this is just the best smelling scrub ever).
As you might imagine, I’m as excited to try out both of them as ever! I’m already in love with how my skin feel after using Enzynamite every morning to cleanse my face, and how amazing that More Than Mortal body scrub smells!
For all my Italian readers that can’t usually get Lush Kitchen’s products, you can still purchase some limited edition #freshfromthekitchen products online!
Not that I am a huge fan of this sudden cold, but I have to admit the colder months have their own charm. With the chill being the standard, I’m starting wanting to collect all things cozy, and only be in cozy environments too! All the cozy coats and knitted wear and jumpers (not to…
If you ask me which has been my first makeup product ever, I’d surely reply it was a Maybelline one. I remember even my first makeup review blog post was about a Maybelline mascara (and we’re talking of times when this blog didn’t even exist in my own mind!). So when I was invited to celebrate Maybelline’s 100th…
Last week I was invited at Lush to see the very first Italian Lush Kitchen and discover some of the freshest Lush products. Actually, we were lucky enough to see the very first More Than Mortal and Enzynamite being created and packaged (by us!) in Italy. We were invited to discover how Lush freshest products are made, what are…
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