All posts filed under: Beauty

Sleek Makeup – Lipstick Collection & Lip Swatches

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Beauty / Shopping

The other day while I was cleaning out my drugstore lipstick collection I noticed I had dozens of lipsticks in the same colours: mauve/dusty pink, wine red/bordeaux, creamy peach and blue-based red. I started rummaging through my entire collection – drugstore, high-end, proper luxury and even liquid lipsticks and, to my horror, I had more than a hundred lipsticks fitting into each of those colours. And the worst part is that I had nothing but those colours! I […]

Give(away) Me Some Lip!

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Beauty / Giveaways

I did mention some big changes were about to happen, and you’re looking at them. To start this exciting new phase of my blog (and my life), I have decided to start decluttering my enormous makeup collection. While going through my lipsticks I found quite a large amount that I had purchased and, shamefully, never used. These are all brand-spankin’ new! They’ve been swatched, sanitised and put away neatly never to be touched again. Worst of all, […]

Real Beauty

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Beauty / Inspiration

Earlier this April, Dove came out with an initiative called Real Beauty Sketches. The idea was to have an artist draw a person without seeing her, based solely on the person’s own description of herself. Then the artist would draw the same person again but based on someone else’s description; in the end, the women are confronted with how they view themselves and how others view them. The difference in the final results is staggering […]

Warm Scents & Home Essentials

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Beauty / Shopping

Since I’ve yet to organize all my things from NYC, here is a summary of my recent shopping haul upon returning to Rome. The house was closed up for three weeks, I used up all of my bath products while travelling, I bought a ton of new cosmetics and clothes while traveling… which means three basic needs: candles, hangers, cases and shower goodies!

The allure of Jo Malone

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Beauty / Shopping

I love perfume as much as the next girl but I’ve never really given the whole ‘artisan perfume’ thing a shot. I’ve always just gone with my gut, tried the regular cosmetics shop brand perfumes (recently bought my second dose of Guerlain’s Petite Robe Noire) and bought what I liked. Recently, however, someone very close to me gave me something special for Christmas – a bottle of Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir cologne. I can say […]

Fall Beauty Rocks!

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Beauty / Shopping

Okay so I’m still getting the hang of Polyvore (I’m late on online trends I know) but I was way too lazy to independently research every single item I wanted to include on this must-have list and put them together in photoshop, so here you are!   Urban Decay NAKED Liquid Foundation in Shade 2.0. Lightweight, full-coverage and adequate for oily skin (like mine). Lasts you all day – see that there’s no MAC powder on the set? […]

Details

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Beauty / Wishlist

I’ve been quite busy the past few days so I’ve had no time to come up with a good idea for a post, nor have I had time to research about new artists. I did attend a Chanel photoshoot for the magazine I’m currently interning at, so after the magazine is out for sale I’ll be allowed to post a couple of my own ‘behind the scenes’ photos. For now I’ll show you some of […]

Summer Blues or How To Pull Off Those Awesome Sorbet Colours

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Beauty / Fashion

I think we all now by now that this year’s big Summer trend is neon and candy colours. While most of my life I’ve been the kind of girl that flips through photos on magazines and thinks “Oh wow that’s gorgeous but I could never pull it off!”, a recently-acquired sense of self-confidence has led me to think otherwise. Just because you’re not 1,90m and too thin to be real doesn’t mean you can’t wear bright pink […]

Today’s beauty buys

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Beauty / Shopping

When I say I’ve been looking everywhere for Tom Ford lipstick for ages, I’m not joking. They first started showing up in magazines in December or January and every single Beauty Round-Up page I find with them on it I make a little cross. I’ve been looking for them both in Lisbon and Rome and they’re nowhere to be found where you’d usually look (i.e. Sephora and Beauty Point). Today I went into a small […]