Tuesday 31 May 2011

My Birthday Make Up (Tutorial)

My B-day is coming soon! 
In a less than a week ... (!!!)
My birthday is June, 5th, and this year it is Sunday, so I'll be off work & ready to celebrate!
We might even celebrate a few days before the actual B-day, because this Thursday is a festivity in Italy, we're off work so we're planning to do a little barbecue with friends in the mountains, where my hubb'y family owns a house for vacations :)

Anyways, I was playing with make up a bit, creating looks for my B-day.
As it's really warm & sunny, I don't want to wear too much of a make up.
I went for a natural looking face, with a light texture foundation, shimmery subtle smoky eye & the trend that I'm absolutely loving this Spring/Summer: Bold color lipstick!

Here are the pics of the result:

You can watch my step- by -step video tutorial:


As far as make up that I used to create this look, here are the pics of the products:


- UDPP in Sin
- Urban Decay "Get Baked" palette (I used the shadow "Twice Baked")
- Avon 8in1 eye palette neutral tones (3rd shadow from the right)
- E.L.F. eyes lips face natural eyes palette (1st shadow from the top)
- Born Pretty sponge tip aplicator brush
- MAC 217 blending brush
- Max Factor small eyeshadow brush
- Make Up Forever Professional 14S
- Dior Diorshow Iconic mascara
- Avon SuperShock mascara


- Confessions of a Concealaholic by Benefit kit ( I used Boi-ing concealer #01 for under my eyes)
- MAC "Well Dressed" blush
- Benefit "10" boxed powder
- Round make up sponge to apply my concealer
- Dior blush brush
- Born Pretty small blush brush


- Pearsorbet Lip Balm by H&M
- Pupa Multiplay triple-purpose eye pencil (for highlighting my Cupid's bow) # 18
- "Quando è solo per te" lip pencil # 01
- Basic lipstick 1210
- Deligloss by Yves Rocher Rouge Framboise 83


- Paris Memories B11920 

That's it my make up lovers! :)
Do you like this look?

xoxo,, Sonja

OOTD: Ready for the Beach!

Hi girls!

Here are just a few pics of my outfit, taken this Sunday, just before we went to the beach!
In these pics you'll see me still sporting my "ombre" hair (ahem...my roots showing after 2 months of the last re-touching!), but yesterday I finally went to the hairdresser, so that's sorted out now :)
I'll show you the pics of my hair & another OOTD later on today, if I manage to write another post ;)

When we're going to the beach, we usually go by scooter, just because we want to avoid the big traffic jam!
If we go by car, we'll 100% sure get stuck in the traffic jam for more than 2 or 3 hours and instead of at the beach, spend our afternoon suffocating at the road!
Everybody goes at the beach on weekends, so scooter is a must!
So you'll understand that I can't actually wear mini-skirts, shorts or dresses ... :( and have to dress appropriately for the occasion and means of transportation! :)

Sunglasses: DM (Drogerie Markt)
Top: Bershka

White plastic bangle: H&M
Watch: BudgetGadgets
Nail lacquer: Kiko Make Up Milano
Bathing suit: H&M

Jeans: 72D by Oviesse
Sneakers: Pull & Bear

xoxo, Sonja

Monday 30 May 2011

Bikini Haul & How To Find the Right Swimsuit for Your Body Type!

Hello girls!

In my new video, I'm showing you my newest bikinis :)
This season I'm in love with H&M's swimsuit collection!
They are all so pretty & inexpensive!
I couldn't resist so I bought quite a few, but if I could, I would buy the entire collection, no doubt about it :)

Don't forget to watch my video:  CLICK HERE TO WATCH

I love all the accessories with this swimsuit!
Ready for a pool party :)

This swimsuit retails at 19.95 €

Top part: 4.95 €
Bottom part: 4.95 €
Very inexpensive!

Top part: 4.95 €
Bottom part: 4.95 €
I love this ethnic inspired swimsuit :)

Top part: 4.95 €
Bottom part: 4.95 €
Love the colour of this one!

Top: 4.95 €
Bottom: 4.95 €
I couldn't resist this colourful swimsuit, the neon yellow is
very trendy this season & I love the floral print!

This season, H&M is the right place for swimsuit shopping, they have got a huge selection of pretty swimsuits, very affordable price wise and you can buy tops and bottoms separately, which means that you can mix & match, the colours, the fantasies and the sizes too!
If you're bigger on the top and smaller at the bottom, or the other way around, you still won't have any problems in choosing the right bikini for you!

And here are some tips in choosing the right bikini, based on your body type:
(For the first part of my tips go HERE )


- If you don't have many curves, create some by wearing one- piece suit with a high- on - the - thigh cut.
- Bikinis are good for you. Add some illusion at the hips with rings, ruffles & bows.
- Avoid solid- coloured or horizontal striped one- pieces.


- Wear bikini bottoms that have lots of color and print. The new, moderate cut bottom was made for you!
-Wear wide shoulder straps and square necklines.
- Avoid the "V" silhouette.


- Look for one- piece swimsuits with lace or mesh inserts.
- A strategically placed cut- out , or a deep "V" neckline.
- Lengthen your thigh with an adjustable ruching detail at the hip.
- Wear a sheer sarong.
- Dark, cool colors.
- Avoid too much fabric, stay away from white, as well as bright, neon fabrics.


- Try one of those fabulous tummy , control panel, swimsuits.
They work wonders!
- Two piece swimsuit: Tankinis.
- A one- piece with some draping around the waist or hips.
- Avoid itsy bitsy bikinis and solid- coloured, one- pieces.

Stay tuned for more advices in one of my upcoming blog posts/beauty "Summer Edition" videos...

xoxo Sonja

OOTD: Saturday Off Work!

Hello :)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! 
As you may already know, I'm off work, on my vacations this week, so yesterday I had a Saturday free, all to myself :)
It felt so good, just hanging around with my hubby, and later on with our friends.
I managed to take a few pics of what I was wearing...

Ciao :)

Spero che tutti avete passato un bel fine di settimana!
Come probabilmente lo sapete già, questa settimana non lavoro, sono in ferie, cosi che ho finalmente avuto il Sabato libero, tutto per me :)
E' stato bello, poter passare tutto il mio tempo libero con il mio maritino e più tardi con i nostri amici.
Sono anche riuscita a scattare alcune fotto di cosa indossavo...

Denim (blazer like/puffy shoulders) jacket: H&M

Straw fedora: Jennifer

Brown wooden wedges: United Colors of Benetton

Belt: Stradivarius
Bag: Sisley
Scarf: H&M

T-shirt: H&M
Yellow skinny jeans: Tally Weijl
Blue wooden bangle: H&M

Anchor necklace: Bijou Brigitte

Nail polish: Kiko Make Up Milano

Saturday out & about...
Sabato in giro per la città...
Sunglasses: DM (Drogerie Markt)

I changed my shoes, here I'm wearing a peep toe
high heels by United Colors of Benetton

How was your weekend?
Com'è stato il vostro fine della settimana?

xoxo Sonja

Saturday 28 May 2011

Gypsy Chic For a Day & Share The Love


I was working on my blog today!
I hope you like the "pages" element that I added to it.
I believe it makes it a bit more organized, and I'm pleased with the results :)
I have to thank my friend Roanna, from the LA VALIGIA DI ROANNA blog, who helped me out and explained to me how to add this pages to my blog!
I was so confused, lol, I added the "Home Page" and got stucked there, didn't know what the heck am I supposed to do to add other pages...
So thank you Roanna for clearing this thing up for me!
Please visit her blog & show some support by following her.
Her blog is genuine, real and very interesting.
She writes it in english and in italian language.

Moving on to the next subject, which is my Outfit of the day...
I'm off work this weekend and so far I'm truly enjoying this warm & sunny weather!
I wore my maxi dress from H&M for the first time this year!
Maxi dresses are very IN right now, but this is the first maxi dress that I own.
It's long, simple and black, and when my hubby saw me putting it on (without any accessories or anything, but  just the black dress) he asked me: "Oh, are we dressing up as a Nun today?" 
LOL Gotta love his sense of humour!
Of course I had it mind to accessorize it BIG TIME!
I was going for a gypsy chic/ boho look...

here are the pics ;)

I'm loving my new, snake print sandals!

Fishtail always saves me on a bad hair day!


I wore this outfit for a walk around the centre of the town & visiting some shops in the afternoon hours.

Have a great Saturday!

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