All posts tagged: cosmetics

Haircare | The Right Cut + Favourite No Heat Styling Products

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Articles / Beauty

  I’m very picky with my hair. My boyfriend knows it and my mom can’t hear me cry about how three strands fell off in the shower anymore. I’m downright paranoid about having nice hair, mainly because I don’t want to have to bother with it. Sounds paradoxical, right? Well, not really. Now here is a set of pictures of my hair – bad cut vs good cut. Sorry for a lack of good digital photographs but […]

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, […]

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? […]

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 […]