Monday, November 22, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 24 - Your favorite food

This question is easy for me! I'm italian and I'm in love with pasta. I eat it everyday with all different dressings. It's good in every occasion and everybody likes it. My favorite pasta is Carbonara, which is made with eggs, bacon and a special type of cheese called PECORINO. I have a recipie on my luuux blog if you are interested in it:

What's your favorite food?


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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Look of the Day #10: Mac Cosmetics - Simple look with Trax Eyeshadow

This is a very simple look I was wearing yesterday. I used only 2 eyeshadows and an eyeliner pencil to create this very pretty smokey eye.


Lid: Mac Rubenesque Paint Pot all over the eye - Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Rockstar as a base on the lid - Mac Trax eyeshadow in top.

Crease: Mac Trax eyeshadow blended from the lid to the crease.

Browbone: Mac Nylon eyeshadow.

Lower lashline and waterline: Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Eldorado

Upper lashline: Rimmel London Liquid eyeliner in Black.

I hope you liked it...


Look of the Day #9: Mac Cosmetics - Steamy and Club Look

Hello guys, this is the look I'm wearing today. I used all Mac eyeshadows except for one.


Lid: Mac Bare Study Paint Pot all over the eye - Mac Steamy (dark teal with gold undertones) eyeshadow on the eyelid.

Crease: Mac Club eyeshadow (a beautiful brown with teal shimmer) in the crease, above the Club eyeshadow, Era eyeshadow also from Mac.

Outer V: Kiko eyeshadow n° 147 (dark matte brown).

Browbone: Mac Mylar and Vanilla eyeshadows.

Upper and lower lashline: Mac Pearl eyeliner in Undercurrent (Bright teal green with glitters).

Waterline: Max Factor eyeliner in Natural Glaze (off white color).

I hope you liked it, if you do leave a comment and rate please...


TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 23 - Place where you want to live

I'm torn between two places. I fell in love with Paris, France, but I've never been to New York, one of my favorite cities. I love french culture, Paris is a beautiful city that combines fashion, elegance, romance and much more. New York represents all the things I love, the world of entertainment, the glamorous american dream. I'm planning to go there, but I don't take planes. I guess I have to figure out something :)

What's you favorite place to live?


Saturday, November 20, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 22 - What makes you happy

Travelling makes me happy. When I was a child I didn't travel much, because my parents had jobs with only a few holidays, but 3 years ago I started going abroad and I found true joy. I remember the day I went to Paris as the happiest of my life, I remember seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time and thinking that it was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. I live in Italy, but I've never felt italian I don't know why, let's say I feel like a citizen of the world. I also went to Austria 2 times, then Nice (France) and Germany. My biggest dream is to travel around US. I like travelling because you have a few days without worries and you feel free to do whatever you want.

What makes you happy?



Friday, November 19, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 21 - Your favorite lip stick

I love Mac Lustering Lipstick! I'm extremely pale and this is the only bright bold color I can pull off. It's a bright pink that seems almost red in certain light, it has a blue undertone so It can make your teeth look whiter. It's a lustre, so it has a glossy texture and it doesn't dry your lips out.

What's yours favorite lipstick?

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 20 — Your favorite mascara

My favorite mascara right now is the Kiko Ultra Tech Waterproof Mascara. Kiko is an italian brand you can compare it with NYX. I have a lot of things from them: lots of eyeshadows (very pigmented and long lasting), lipsticks, lipglosses, mascaras, blushes and all sorts of products. The price range is really good, almost drugstore, but the quality is amazing.
I really like this mascara, it makes my lashes long and full, it stays all day and it doesn't smudge. For those of you who live in Italy, if you don't have a Kiko store near you, you can order online.



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 19 - Your favorite look from a beauty guru

Definitely this Kim Kardashian Glowing Gold Tutorial is my favorite! Nic is such a great makeup artist and this look is good for every type of skin color. I like how glowy and shimmer it is. Gold mode is a beautiful pigment by Mac, unfortunately is discontinued.

Do you like more matte looks or shimmery ones?


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 18 — Your favorite beauty guru

Hello guys! Today I'm gonna talk about my favorite guru. I don't have one, but two. Pixiwoo is a channel created by two sisters, Sam and Nic; they do tutorials, reviews and all sorts of stuff. I think they're the best gurus on youtube, their technics are just flawless as their creativity. I also love their personalities and I adore their british accent.

What's your favorite guru?

Pixiwoo Channel:


Monday, November 15, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 17 - Fashion Pieces that's on your to-buy list

I already talked about this bag I really want to buy in a previous post, It is the Louis Vuitton Tivoli PM. I was thinking of saving my luuux $ to buy this purse, but It would take me forever and I wanna be sure that this luuux thing is real, so I decided to save my luuux for the Sigma Premium Brush Set definitely more achievable. I saw this bag live in the Louis Vuitton shop and I just fell in love with it, I like it more than the Speedy ones.

What do you think about it?



Sunday, November 14, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 16 - Music you like

I'm kinda of a weird person, because I have a style that doesn't match my taste in music...I dress in a classy way, kinda like Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl, but I really love Rock music. Put on a rock song on the player and I'll turn into a rock groupie! I'll sing out loud and enjoy every minute of it. I like instrumental versions of songs, guitar solos, drums and all that jazz...I don't have a favorite singer, I like a lot of rock-indie bands.

The weirdest thing is that I really like country music too. I can't help it...I must have been a Nashville native two lives ago xD.

What is your favorite type of music?


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Saturday, November 13, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 15 - Photo of your favorite bracelet

This Tiffany bracelet would probably be my favorite. I don't already have it, but I'm planning on getting it this Christmas. I'm not a bracelets person, I have like 7 of them, instead I have an insane amount of earrings and necklaces. I want to buy this Tiffany one because I think it goes with everything and every type of outfit. I also really love the pearl bracelet by Tiffany. Which one do you prefer?

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Friday, November 12, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 14 - Photo of a hairstyle/haircut you'd like to have

I love Lea Michele and I adore her hairstyle. Next time I'll cut my hair like hers. I don't go to a hair salon often, because I don't like people to touch my hair, but I could really use an haircut now.
I also like Miley Cyrus hairstyle. I have brown with red undertone long hair, which do you think is the best for me?

Which do you think is the prettiest?

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Look of the Day #8: Mac Melon Pigment and Plum Dressing

Hello guys, this is a look I was wearing a few days ago, I thought it was really pretty so I wanted to share it with you.


Lid: UD primer potion all over the lid - Mac Melon Pigment on the lid a little bit up to the crease.

Crease: Mac Plum Dressing Eyeshadow - Mac Nocturnelle Eyeshadow on the outer V.

Browbone: Mac Vanilla eyeshadow and a little bit of Phloof!

Inner Corner: NYX Milk jumbo pencil and Phloof! over it.

Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 in Rockstar.

Waterline: Max Factor eyeliner in Natural Glaze.

Hope you liked it!


TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 13 - Photo of your fashion/style icon

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My style icon is not a real person, but It's a fictional character called Blair Waldorf from the hit tv show Gossip Girl. I love her sense of style, she's elegant, sophisticated, classy. I love how she looks like an old hollywood icon but she's so fashionable and trendy at the same time. I try to incorporate some of her trademark pieces into my wardrobe such as: Headbands, blouses, long coats and lots of accessories.

Who's your fashion icon?


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 12 - Your Favorite color

My favorite color is purple. I love it for clothes, for accessories and for a lot of things. I like cool toned color and I like how purple is a mixture of pinks and blues, two colors I love.
I also like purples for my makeup; I have light brown eyes and brown/reddish hair, so purple is perfect for me (at least I think so :D ).

What's your favorite color?

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 11 - Bag you want to have

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I want so bad a bag I can't afford...The Chanel 2.55 in the color nude. I love it so much. To me Chanel is classy, fashionable and eternal. These are bags never go out of style and the design is absolutely gorgeous!
It costs a lot of money and I just can't justify this massive splerge.

What is your dream bag?


Monday, November 8, 2010

Look of the Day #7: UD Naked Palette - Pink Brown Smokey Eye

This is the look I'm wearing today, I used the Urban Decay Naked Palette:

Lid - UD primer potion - UD 24/7 liner in Whiskey as a base on the lid up to the crease - Naked palette eyeshadow in Darkhorse.

Crease - Darkhorse and Naked (underneath the browbone).

Inner corner - 1 third in Eyeshadow in Sin.

Browbone - Virgin

Lower lashline - Darkhorse

Waterline - UD 24/7 liner in Whiskey

Hope you liked it!


TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 10 - Current fashion/style you like

I already discussed about trends I like in a previous post, here are some of the cothings I would wear this year:

1- Big red bags or clutches are a must this season.

2- Blue blazers with padded shoulders, blue high waisted shorts, and electric blue ankle.

3- Jersey dresses with big necklaces over them.

4- Vests used as blouses or layered on top of a shirt.

5- Bright bold colors like: yellow, red, electric blue and fuschia.

6- Pearls are always a must have for a Gossip Girl.

7- Ankle boots, especially beige, grey and black.

8- High heels with studs or stones, blue, light brown.

9- Jackets with sequins.

10- Mini dresses with check pattern.

Hope you liked it!



Sunday, November 7, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 09 - Your favorite pair of shoes

I bought these boots this summer in a boutique in Munich (Germany) and I absolutely love them. I'm a tall girl I wear a size 9/10 of shoes and in Italy I can't find my size because let's be honest, most of italians are really short. When I went in Germany all the shoes shops had my size. I was so happy when I found this Taupy/grey boots with open toes and a high heel. They're suede and very comfortable despite the heel, They're definitely my favorite shoes ever!

Do you like them?


Fall/Winter 2010 Nail Polishes: E.l.f gold nail polish in Blush

Gold nail polishes are very in this fall/winter 2010. I bought this E.L.F Nail polish in Blush last year I think, but I didn't really used it until yesterday. I fell in love with it, it's a beautiful gold color with a bit of pink, almost a ROSE GOLD color.
It took me two coats to have the color you see in the picture, but I like opaque coverage. I adore E.l.f Nail polishes, they're cheap and they last more than my Mac ones.

Price: 1.50£ in UK, 1.70€ in EU, 1$ in US.
Rate: 4/5



Saturday, November 6, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 8 - A photo that makes you laugh

This photo makes me laugh. I love Glee, It makes me laugh, sometimes it makes me cry...The best shows are capable to excite you in ways you can't imagine. I love Ryan Murphy (the creator of Glee) I love his shows before this, Nip Tuck, Popular...
The losers story is so funny and the actors are really great too.
My favorite character is Sue Sylvester (the cheerleaders coach), she's just hilarious with her sarcasm.

Do you like Glee?


Friday, November 5, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 7 - Your Favorite animal

I'm not an animal person...I'm obsessed with hygiene and animals are not so clean :). If I have to pick an animal I really like, I'll probably choose dogs. I love their loyalty, intelligence and they're are the closest to the human kind. If I wasn't so maniacal about hygiene I would have a dog, I would like to know how it feels to have someone who loves you with no interest, unconditionally.

What about you guys? Do you have pets?

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nail polish of the week: Essence - Colour and Go in Ultimate Pink

I love this nail polish. I bought this a long time ago and I almost forgot about it. It's by a brand called Essence and it's a beautiful hot pink color with blue undertones. It lasts quite a bit (but I bite my nails so It will probably last a lot longer on other people) and it dries quickly (On the bottle it says 1 second per nail, it's not a second but it dries fast). The price is incredibly cheap 1.49€ here in Europe, probably cheaper in US.

What do you think about it?


Shopping Wishlist: ASOS Leather Tassel Detail Bag

Hello girls! I decided to start a series of shopping wishlist ideas. Today I was surfing the internet and I came across this gorgeous bag. It's a leather blue bag, featuring barrel shape, gold metal hardware, double short handles, long shoulder strap with buckle detail and tassel detail. You can carry it across your body or you can use it as a handbag. I love ASOS webisite, I think that almost all of their products are fashionable and classy.
This bag is a little bit expensive, but it's a leather bag so it's worth it I guess.

Price: €62.20


What do you want for Christmas?


TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 6 - Anything Hello Kitty

Hello guys, this is day 6 of the blog challenge and today the question is: Anything Hello Kitty.
In Italy we have a chain of stores called Camomilla "Milano", they sell fashion accessories like: bags, jewerly, headbands and other stuff. I really love these stores, I have a lot of things from them and the quality is good, the only downside is that the products are quite expensive. They sell a line of Hello Kitty items and I choose a bag I really like. It's big and red, I wanted to buy it but the price is just crazy for a plastic (not leather) bag and I can't justify the splerge of money on that.

Do you like it?

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Look of the Day #6: Mac Cosmetics - A Tartan Tale - Undercurrent Look, Swatches

Hello guys, today I wore my new Mac eyeliner in Undercurrent from the new A Tartan Tale collection. I really love this color, it's a green/turquoise with micro glitters. It lasts a lot (These pictures were taken 5 hours after the application), I think it's waterproof, It goes with a lot of color as you can see, I used neutral ones but I think It would look good also with brighter colors.

Rate: 5/5

Price: 16 € in Europe.

How to do this look:

Lid: Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study - E.l.f Mineral eyeshadow in Natural

Crease: Kiko eyeshadow n°05 Matte.

Browbone: E.l.f Eyeshadow in Natural

Upper, lower lashline and waterline: Mac eyeliner in Undercurrent (from the A Tartan Tale Collection)

I hope you liked it.


TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 5 - Your favorite thing to do

My favorite thing to do is probably watching american Tv Shows. Since I was little I had this passion about television, especially Tv series. I'm italian and in our country we don't have many series and usually they're pretty bad. I grew up watching Buffy, Dawson's creek, Beverly Hills...and all the hit series of the 90's. I just fell in love with them, I even learned english watching them. At 14 years old I realized that I wanted to be a tv writer and I still hope I'm going to be one someday.

What's your favorite thing to do?


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Look of the Day #5: Mac Cosmetics - The Family Crest Smokey Eye

This is the look I'm wearing today. Yesterday I bought some new stuff from the new Mac Collection A tartan tale, so I used a pigment part of the collection, called The Family Crest.

Lid: Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study all over the lid.
- Mac Pigment in The Family Crest

Crease: Mac Copperplate eyeshadow

Browbone: Mac Vanilla and Phloof!

Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Rockstar

Waterline: Max Factor eyeliner in Natural Glaze

Hope you liked it!


TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 4 - Your favorite foundation

I have so many foundations, but probably my favorite and most worn is Maybelline NY Dream Satin Liquid foundation. I have it in the shade Ivory and I like it. I haven't found a foundation I completely love, this one is ok, it leaves the skin kinda heavy if you use it too much, but it has a good coverage. I tried Mac foundation (Studio FIX) but It breaks me out. I have mostly oily skin with some dry spots, so it's hard to find one that really works.


Do you have some reccomendation for me?


Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall/Winter 2010 Nail Polishes: E.l.f Mod Mauve

Mauve is definitely a trendy color this fall/winter 2010. I bought this nail polish this summer, but I used it only recently and I really love it. It's a perfect color that goes with every outfit (black, brown, bright colors). It is a brownish/mauve color, neutral but still fun. I adore E.l.f nail polishes, they're cheap and they last quite a while.


What do you think about it? What's your favorite fall winter nail polish?


Mac Cosmetics: A Tartan Tale Collection - HAUL, Photos

Hello guys! This morning I went to Mac to check out the new collection A tartan tale holiday 2010 (It came out today in Europe). I bought some things I really liked and I wanted to share them with you.

Lipstick: Courting Lilac
Dazzleglass Creme: Gone Romancin'
Pearlglide intense eyeliner: Undercurrent
Pigment: The Family Crest
Brush Set: Sweep me off my feet
Mineralize Kit: The Swinging Violets Mineralize Kit

I'm going to try this stuff and review it soon.


TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 3 - Your favorite brush?

Hello guys, this is day 3 of the blog challenge. Today's question is: Your favourite brush.
This is a hard one for me, because I have so many favourite brushes, but in the end I picked my Sigma SS168 (F40 in the new numbering).
It is a blush brush, it is made of natural bristles and it's angled, perfect for applying blush to your cheekbones. I have so many blush brushes, but this is definitely the easiest brush to use and it gives the best application.

What's your favorite brush?