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In May I’ve Loved…

May 31st  •  Posted in Favourites

In May I've Loved...

Whoa, May has been HECTIC! I know I say this basically every month, but seriously, I can’t remember one single time I stopped for a moment this month. It was full. So full of events, work, things and also favourites! So here are a few things I’ve loved this month…

In May I've Loved...
In May I've Loved...

I’ve eyed up Frank Body scrubs a little while ago but having so many scrubs to go through already, I decided to give them a go only recently. Being my first time with their products, their The Grind High Club kit sounded so appealing to me, giving me the chance to try out four different mini coffee scrubs at a great price! I love their brand ethics and their vegan non-chemical products: the smell of each of the options in the kit is simply sublime (!) and, although it can be quite messy, I deeply enjoyed the experience of getting dirty covering myself in coffee grind.

In May I've Loved...
In May I've Loved...

If you’re a reader of this blog, you’d know I’ve been avoiding parabens in haircare products since a couple of years now. Finding good quality paraben-free shampoos haven’t been difficult to me at all, and I’ve grown a deep love for the Garnier Ultimate Blends range, the lavender and rose shampoo in particular, especially great on my oily locks. But recently I’ve been wanting to have a backup shampoo to rely on and to alternate my usual shampoo of choice with, to avoid my scalp getting used to a product in particular and start working against it – since I’ve been using the same shampoo for a very long time now.

When the new Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Soother shampoo was launched I knew I wanted to give it a try – probably mainly made curious about the scent (which is really amazing and sweet, just how I like my shampoo to be!) and the fact it’s meant to work amazing on sensitive scalp, and yes, I deal with that too. And I wasn’t wrong in the slightest: this shampoo leaves my hair extremely soft and clean, but it’s gentle in its scent but also formula. It’s a such a special treat to use!

In May I've Loved...

I’m not the biggest fan of bright lips on myself, I usually go for nudes and hardly try to be the centre of attention by popping some colour on my lips, but this month, aided by the fact that summer is literally around the corner, I got tired of natural lip shades and went “shopping” into my makeup drawer to find and rediscover some nice bright shades I’ve wore twice and then hidden in the back corner of said drawer for months.

This time I’m back in love with my NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi, a slightly orange-y warm coral shade that looks so appealing to me right now. I remember now why I love this lip pencil: being so long-lasting on my lips, I hardly have to worry about if my lipstick has gone somewhere inappropriate even when eating, plus it adds a pretty but not too eccentric pop of colour even to the most simple of makeup looks!

In May I've Loved...
In May I've Loved...
In May I've Loved...

I’ve talked about these in details in a recent post, but I couldn’t not mention them between this month’s favourites, because I have thrown them on as soon as I got them through the mail and haven’t stopped wearing them ever since, if not when I sadly needed them to be in the washer. I call my Topshop Pretty Blue Mom Jeans the perfect “#Girlboss jeans” just because they really are my favourites to wear everyday while working from home, being so comfy but looking pretty smart in the meanwhile!

I bet you’ll be tired to see me wearing them in each of my Instagram pictures, but I really can’t help…

In May I've Loved...

I’ve talked about Namastey already in my Rome city guide, but this last month I’ve quickly built a love for their Genmaicha Green Tea. I can honestly say I’ve tried a whole lot of teas in my life but this is different from anything I tried so far: it tastes deep and nutty with puffed rice and toasted corn, definitely something a little bit particular but because of that it has quickly become my favourite thing to drink in the middle of my afternoons! I’m so glad this has been suggested to me by the girl at Namastey, she was so right!

In May I've Loved...

And lastly but not at least, how couldn’t I go without mentioning Games of Thrones between my favourites this month! I’m kind of up to date with the new episodes now (although I struggle to find time to watch them lately, I’m always way too tired in the evening to hit the bed and stay awake for more than 5 minutes!) and I’m loving Season 6 as much as I’ve loved all the others! But this season is feeling less static and more eventful already, which is so great!

I won’t go into details just in case any of you hasn’t watched just yet, but if you haven’t just know you totally should!!

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And that’s a wrap! Would love to know what’s been on your May favourites list this month! x

Summer Wishlist

May 27th  •  Posted in Style

Summer Wishlist

I’ve been wanting to put together a Summer wishlist since a while now, but for some reasons it really didn’t feel like Summer was going to come around until just a few days ago. And then it suddently showed up with some glorious warm sunny days that are filling my body with energies and positivity!

I’m not the biggest fan of how hot summers are here in Italy, but I’d lie if I said I’m not extremely excited to wear flowy dresses, sandals and skirts on bare legs all day everyday! I don’t know about you but I’m already planning a whole lot of picnics and summer-themed dinners outside and I just can’t wait!

I’m sorry if I’m not being very present on this blog or on social media recently, but there’s one last day to go until a very special wedding that I’m helping to put together since months (it’s not mine!) and things are being quite busy around here! But in the meanwhile, here’s my summer wishlist (aka what I dream to wear each day for the next couple of months!)…

01. ASOS Bardot Stripe Button Front Beach Dress ;
02. Lien.Do by Seychelles Sillo Flats ;
03. ASOS Structured Midi Dress in Bird and Floral Print ;
04. Anthropologie Caged Bulb String Lights ;
05. Do Not Disturb Straw Sun Hat ;
06. Filanthropik Threads Guate Huaraches ;

What are you lusting after for this summer season? x

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A Teagime Update

May 21st  •  Posted in Health

A Teagime Teatox Update

A couple of months ago I talked about my very first experience with Teagime and teatox programmes just in general, and since then I’ve actually been drinking my blends quite religiously everyday (although I must admit, as the weather is getting warmer, I sometimes forget about my nighttime cup) and have also received my new box with three new blends I can’t wait to talk about!

So far my experience with Teagime has been “all wine and roses” for real! I have enjoyed my very first box blends a lot, but since taking a new questionnaire where I got the chance to update my main goals from my teatox programme and receiving my three new targeted tea blends, I’m even more in love with the brand!

This time my blends are even better than the first one – so much that there has not been one single time that I wished my morning, afternoon or nighttime tea tasted differently nor one single time I got bored of them!

A Teagime Teatox Update
A Teagime Teatox Update
A Teagime Teatox Update
A Teagime Teatox Update

My morning tea has been my breakfast of choice literally everyday with the only exception of Saturdays when I usually can’t say no to fresh croissants and a cappuccino. It contains Blueberries to boost my body with energies, Nettle to fight nasty Spring allergies and Lemon Balm (my favourite in teas!) to stimulate memory and fight stress. Basically everything I need as first thing in the morning to start the day full of energies and stress-free. I must say I’m a lover of coffee in the morning, but I haven’t really missed it while I was drinking my morning blend each day of the week – which is a huge thing! I’m basically left with only a couple of teaspoons of this one and I’m sad to say goodbye!

My afternoon tea targets carbs and sugar cravings and improves circulation and restores calm and focus with Eleuthero Root, Pouchong Tea and Hibiscus (which make this blend taste incredibly nice and floral! And that’s probably why it’s my favourite between the three!). It helps with supporting concentration which is something I definitely need during my afternoon break with two or three more hours of work ahead of me.

A Teagime Teatox Update
A Teagime Teatox Update

And lastly my nighttime blend contains Vanilla, Milk Thistle, Honeybush and Red Clover and focuses on purifying the system to get me ready for the morning ahead. I asked for something that helped clearing up my skin overnight and apparently Red Clover should help with that and also with reducing stress and sleep disorders – something I totally struggled with last month!

As a lover of tea, the all natural kind especially, it’s always a total pleasure to have a moment for myself with a Teagime blend. But what I like the most about their programme is how gentle, nice and natural their hand-picked blends always taste: you never have the feeling what you’re drinking is going to give you drastic results or changes in your body, yet you know your blends are supporting your health, lifestyle and goals in such a delicate natural way!

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I can’t *not* suggest their teatox ever enough really! If you’d be interested into trying an all natural teatox programme built especially for you and your goals and needs, I know you’d love Teagime as much as I do!

Have you ever give a teatox programme a try? x

* My Teagime boxes were sent as a gift to review but all the opinions & love for the brand are my very own as usual!

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