Wednesday 26 October 2011

Fall OOTD: RED (faux) Leather Jacket & Leopard Print "Infinity" Scarf!

Hello lovelies!

In Italy we haven't had a big cold just yet, so I'm quite enjoying this Fall season & layering clothes, wearing cute, but not too warm jackets & playing with my accessories!

Today, the focus was on my red (faux) leather jacket that I bought at the end of this summer sales (!!) at Bershka store, for only 9.99 €
I knew this is going to be a great clothing item to have in my wardrobe this Fall! ;)
I accessorized my outfit with a leopard print "infinity" scarf from H&M (this season's- so you may still find it in stores...), I just ♥ the RED & LEOPARD PRINT combo!
My grey skinny jeans are quite old, I bought them when I first moved here to Italy, in 2007. and they have immediately become my favourite pair of jeans & my "GO TO" clothing item!
I just love how they fit!
I bought them at H&M (divided) and they're seriously one of my best- buys from that store!

Anyways, there is a quick video on my OOTD, so you can check it out here:

& some pics of the outfit:

xoxo Sonja
♥ from Italy!

REVIEW: Avon Anew Rejuvenate Line

Hello beauties!

It is a rainy day here in Italy, today I'm off work so I slept until late, still "recovering" from yesterday's waking up at 5.00 a.m. to go to work!
Even though I was very sleepy throughout the day yesterday, I managed to stay productive, so I kept doing things even in the late afternoon hours- I organised my closet and cleaned my room...& today I still have tons of housework to do...

But first things first! 
My blog! hihi ;)

I'm so overdue on this review...
My video on Avon Anew Rejuvenate line has already been up on my channel for a good week or so!
If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it here:

In this video I'm going through all the three products that I was using from this line.
I did purchase even the fourth product, the Anew Rejuvenate Day Cream, but at the time I had a lot of daily moisturizers to go through, and my Mum really needed a day cream- ao I left that product to her!
Even though this line was created for 30+ group age, and my Mum is in her late 50., she still thought this was a great cream for her and she was really pleased with it- I asked her! :)

So these are the products that I was using & that I'll be reviewing today:

1.) ANEW Rejuvenate Revitalising 2-in-1 Gel Cleanser
2.) ANEW Rejuvenate Flash Facial Revitalising Concentrate
3.) ANEW Rejuvenate 24 Hour Eye Cream Night/Day

1.) ANEW Rejuvenate Revitalising 2-in-1 Gel Cleanser

This is a very good gel cleanser and a make up remover.
It can be used both mornings and evenings.
How to use:
Apply a small amount gently on your damp face and massage the product in with your fingers.
Then make sure to rinse everything off.

This product was very gentle on my face, it didn't irritate my skin, but it left it feeling fresh and smooth.

Contains 125ml of the product.

2.) ANEW Rejuvenate Flash Facial Revitalising Concentrate

This product has got a very light texture and absorbs really well into the skin in a matter of seconds!
Non irritating, never broke me out.
It illuminates your skin as it has got a slightly rose-irridescent tint to it.
I was using this product only in the mornings, before applying my foundation.
You can use this product in a combination with a day cream in a way that: You apply this concentrate first, then leave it to absorb into your skin, then apply your daily moisturizer and then apply your foundation.
But I personally never really did that, as I feel my skin doesn't need all these products!
This Revitalizing Concentrate alone is an awesome make up base, actually!

Contains 30ml of the product.

3.) ANEW Rejuvenate 24 Hour Eye Cream Night/Day

This little pot contains both day and night eye cream (2x 10ml).

The day cream is a slightly bit thicker in a consistency (comparing to the night cream-gel).
It is a white cream that absorbs really well and leaves your delicate under eye area well moisturized.
The night cream is a gel- consistency and it leaves your under eye area feeling refreshed and hydrated.
Both of these creams work in a prevention of forming of the fine lines and first wrinkles and attenuate the already existing ones.

This line will leave your skin feeling revitalised, fresh & very hydrated.
It is a very good introduction to the first anti-ageing skincare treatments.
It is pretty convenient price- wise.
All the products are very gentle and they won't cause any irritation to your skin, or any breakouts.
That's why this line is suitable for all skin types.
You don't necessarilly have to be in a goup age 30+ to start using this line.
As it is very gentle, non-irritating and very hydrating, it is suitable even for the girls in their mid 20.!

I hope this was a helpful review to anyone of you thinking about trying the first anti- ageing products, or this line in particular!

Have a lovely day!

♥ from Italy xx

Too Faced Naked Eye Palette Tutorial: "Fashion Look"

Hello girls!

The last in my series of a make up tutorials inspired by the beautiful eyeshadows from Too Faced "Naked Eye" palette, is a "Fashion Look".

This is a quick & simple smoky eye, ideal for going out at night.

& here are some pics of this "Fashion" look:

Too Faced "Fashion Look" HOW- TO:

1. Sweep "Pink Cheeks" from crease to brow.
2. Blend "Lap Dance" into crease and onto eyelid.
3. Apply "Stiletto" to upper lash line and extend outwards, then blend into lower lash line.
4. Blend out the harsh lines!
5. Apply your black eyeliner on the waterline (optional) and finish off this look by applying generous coats of your favourite mascara!

& a little "photo session" after filming the tutorial... ;)

I really do recommend the Too Faced "Naked Eye" palette & since I got it, I have been using it pretty much on day-to-day basis!
The great thing about it is that you can create anything from a natural, "barely there" looks for everyday, to "glam/fashion" looks, more appropriate for a special occasion!
& my three make up tutorials testify that!

I hope you liked this one!

♥ Sonja xx
Ciao, Ciao!

Tuesday 25 October 2011

How to Wear (faux) Leather Shorts: More Styling Ideas!

Hello beauties!

As you already know, leather is a big trend for this Fall/Winter 2011. season!
I'm loving my new faux leather shorts by Tally Weijl ♥
You already saw my OOTD video- a styling idea featuring these shorts
The outfit that I presented you then was a very casual/trendy/chic outfit, ideal even for every-day runing errands!

In my new video, I'm showing you a lot of different outfits with these faux leather shorts, from very 
casual-rocker-military to glam & appropriate for special occasions!

While filming my video, I managed to take a few quick pics of two of my favourite outfits (ideal for going out at night- special occasions!)

The top I'm wearing on the pics above is a sparkly/beaded top from H&M.
I got it recently on midseason sale for cca 10 €.
I like the contrast between this delicate powdery pink top & black leather!
It makes the outfit stand out, which makes it ideal for some sort of a special event/occasion, or just going out at night, clubbing...
I accessorized the look with my big sparkly bracelet that I got this summer here in Italy, in a big warehouse, where they sell a bit of everything, actually!
I got it for 14€, but other accessories stores were selling these bracelets for more than 40€!!!
I'm so glad I managed to get my hands on it for only 14€!
I fell in love with this bracelet...I actually saw this exact model of bracelet on a client of ours at work...I had to ask her where did she get it, as it caught my attention immediately & I knew I was on a mission to find it! ;)

This gorgeous electric blue silk blouse is a present from my dear granny ♥
She wore this blouse a lot, but the material is such an amazing quality that it is still in a perfect condition.
I love the combo of a billowy, silk blouse with a more tight leather shorts.
It makes the outfit classy as opposed to trashy if pairing these shorts with something tight on the top as well!

These here are my favourite booties to wear with my leather shorts:

Grey slouch boots.
Bought last year in one small italian boutique called
"Imaty's Fashion Factory"

This season's purchase:
Suede-like calf high black booties.
Extra high heels, but still quite comfy.
These booties make your legs appear so elegant & lean!
Hope you enjoyed my little styling ideas around the (faux) leather shorts!

In my videos & previous blog posts, I mentioned that I'm thinking about buying a high-waisted black leather skirt...
So, just to quickly update you: I did get it! Yeay!
I found the perfect one at Stradivarius fashion store :)
I'll make sure to feature it in an upcoming haul, or one of my OOTD videos ;)

Have a lovely afternoon beauties!
♥ Sonja
Ciao, Ciao!

How to Wear/Style a Leopard Print Gilet?

Hello fashionistas!

I've been very productive today, I worked early this morning, then went to do a weekly grocery is a rainy & kind of a chilly day, but that didn't stop me to go for a walk around the local open market (where I live, it happens twice a week: on Tuesdays and Saturdays...given the fact that I always work on Saturdays, I really wanted to go today & check out for the good deals & bargains!)
I also wanted to buy a material & beads for my jewellery, but unfortunately, due to the rain, the guys that usually sell beads & stuff didn't show up! :(
However, I'm still glad I went to the market because I did get a black skull scarf for only 3€, the famous Kelly...inspired... dark red bag for 29€ and the most adorable black & grey wool cape for only 5€!!!
I haven't taken the pics, but I'll show these items to you in one of my incoming haul videos, or featuring them in my OOTD videos :)

Talking about the OOTD videos, here is another one that is new on my MissFashionKitty channel:

I filmed this video a while ago and I had it in the files of my computer, so I edited it & I believe it is still very authentic!
Leopard print gilet is an item that is great for Fall/Winter season & you can style it in so many different ways...and wear it for.... from casual to special occasions...any occasion basically! ♪♪

You can also check out the video that I have on my eipysgudps channel where I'm giving you more ideas for the complete stylings around the leopard print gilet:

& here are some pics of the looks:

Break the everyday "all black" with a leopard print gilet & add
some fun to your styling!

A styling for "going out at night": black mini dress with shiny leggings, a black turtleneck & a
vintage belt.

"Rocker/chic girl" with leather look leggings & black high heeled booties! 

Office- work style.
Military green & grey are always trendy colours for the Fall season.
Add a bit of colour: I'm wearing my bright coloured silk scarf with adorable cats print!

Casual look with boyfriend fit (skinny leg) jeans & a big, brown vintage bag.

Youthful/ trendy look: Cute print T-shirt, lots of layered chunky bracelets,
boyfriend fit, skinny leg jeans & another vintage bag!
I hope you liked the looks!
Which one is your favourite and why?
Hopefully this blog post & my videos give you some ideas on what to wear in this rainy Fall season, to make your Fall less dull & gloomy! ;)

♥ Sonja ♥

Ciao, Ciao!

Monday 24 October 2011

Organic Skincare: Dr. Hauschka Review (Rose Day Cream & Lip Balm)

Hello girls!

How was your weekend?
My Sunday was lovely, and I'm not going to tell you anything else on the subject now, because I'm preparing a vlog & a blog post about it! ;)
Hopefully I'll manage to edit everything by tomorrow evening...tomorrow morning I have to wake up sooo early, I'm scared to even think about it!
I'll be working from 5:45 a.m. till 9.00 a.m. UGHHHH
I don't even have the right words to express my feelings about it!
I'll have to wake up at 5.00 a.m. - at this early hour, even the roosters are still sleeping!!!
Fortunately, this horrific work schedule happens only once a year, so I'll just have to bear with it- it'll pass too- like everything else does!
At least today I'm free, and then again, after tomorrow, I'll be free until are some comforting thoughts...

Anyways, let's get back ON TOPIC!
Today I have a review of dr. Hauschka Organic Skincare line.
I've done a video where talking about my experience with this brand...I have tried quite a few products from dr. Hauschka, but in this review, I'm more concentrated on reviewing the famous dr.Hauschka "Rose Day Cream" and a Lip Balm (in a jar), the two products that I'm currently using from the brand.

You can watch my review video here:

More about dr.Hauschka philosphy:

Inspired by a holistic approach to skin care , the complete line of dr. Hauschka Skin Care preparations is designed to bring harmony, balance and rhytm to the skin. Rather than masking or covering up skin conditions, dr. Hauschka products work with the skin, treating it as an integral part of the human being.
These holistic preparations meet all skin needs, addressing specific conditions rather than skin types because skin has the ability to change- to become balanced and harmonious.

Since 1967, WALA Heilmittel, the manufacturer of dr. Hauschka Skin Care, has produced pure, therapeutic and luxurious skin care. Carefully selected ingredients, found in nature, encourage and support the health of the skin. Their unique, environmentally sound processing strengthens and preserves the living essence of the plant ingredients.
Biodynamically grown plants carry more vitality than plants grown by other methods. The gardens at WALA Heilmittel have been biodynamic for more than 40 years.

Dr. Hauschka claims to have higher standards.
WALLA Heilmittel ensures that their growing, harvesting and processing is friendly to the environment.
They have never tested on animals and are opposed to this form of testing. 
Furthermore, no aspect of nature is damaged in any process, including animals and people.

The two products I'm currently loving from dr.Hauschka:

Rose Day Cream & Lip Balm

I like & recommend the Lip Balm!
It is very moisturizing & nourishing on my lips.
The little jar  contains 4.2 g/0.14 Oz of the product and my only complaint is that I usually finish this product in a two weeks' time!
It is a bit too expensive for such a small amount of the product :(
The ingredients:
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Silk (Serica) Powder, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract, Lecithin, Fragrance (Parfum), Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Farnesol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Benzyl Salicylate* *Component of natural essential oils
Suitable for all skin conditions

Intensive soothing care for dry, chapped lips, this rich balm promotes skin renewal as it moisturizes and softens. Lip Balm provides a translucent shine and helps visibly reduce fine lines around the mouth.

  • Calendula and St. John'swort extracts encourage renewal
  • Silk and anthyllis strengthen delicate lip tissue
  • Jojoba and wheat germ oils moisturize and protect
  • Natural botanical ingredients do not encourage dependency
It retails at $ 16.95
I usually buy it at my local pharmacy, or a herbalist store.
You can also purchase it here!

My lips get very dry, especially in winter time, so this lip balm is definitely my life, actually, lip saver!

dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream
Rose oil and wild Rose hip extract envelop the skin with a protective nurturing film. This rich, beautifully scented cream, with the extract of over 1,075 organic Rose petals in each tube, strengthens the skin and soothes redness and couperose conditions. The skin is encouraged to repair and restore itself as well as being calmed and smoothed.

  • This is a Dr.Hauschka 2011 Hero product. Hero products are all highly-revered, award-winning products that produce brilliant, beautiful skin.
  • Regenerates the epidermis (the top layer of the skin).
  • Helps the skin to maintain its moisture level.
I was really excited to try out this cream by dr. Hauschka, but I should have gone for the "light" version of it! My skin is oily/combination and this particular cream is meant for a very dry/sensitive/mature skin. It is a bit too oily for my skin type. I find that I can't use this product in summer, but just in a very cold winter days, or if I'm on a vacations in the mountains.
I can use it during the day only if I'm applying my Bare Minerals foundation on top- in this case it is a perfect base. Otherwise, if I'm applying just a regular foundation or a tinted moisturizer, it'll make my skin appear extremely shiny- ughhh!!!!
I also like to use it at night- even though from dr.Hauschka laboratories they advise not using the night cream, as our skin has the best ability to renew itself at night without the "help" of night creams!
( night, skin should be cleansed, then conditioned or toned. Night creams are not recommended and may actually be counterproductive in that they do not allow the skin to "breathe" and perform its natural metabolic functions during the night...)
Learn more about how to use this cream here!
30 ml of the product retails at £ 23.95

If you have a very dry & sensitive skin, this is going to be the perfect product for you, especially in the incoming cold winter weather!

The next time, I'm definitely getting the "light" version!

I hope this review helped you in some way, if you were interested in learning more about dr.Hauschka organic skincare philosophy.

You can also check out my video where I talk about dr. Hauschka tinted moisturizer here:

Have a lovely evening!
♥ Sonja

Ciao, Ciao!

Thursday 20 October 2011

"Outfits of the Week" Video on MissFashionKitty Channel

Hello girls!

I'm about to go to sleep as tomorrow I have a busy day at work ahead of me, but before I hug my pillow, here is a quick outfit post for you :)

Actually, more than a post, it's a video...
Just an older video that I had in my files, so I've decided to edit it & re-upload it.
The outfits that I'm showing you in this video may serve you as a styling inspiration for this Fall weather, when one day it is warm and sunny and then the next day it is raining and quite chilly!

Hit the play button bellow to watch my video:

& don't forget to let me know which one was your favourite outfit, out of all these outfits that I featured here!
I'd love to know your opinion! :)

Besides that, how was your week so far?
To me, the days flew by much too quickly! I haven't done half of the things I had in mind!
But I did manage to hang out with my friends :)
This Tuesday I went at the italian open market & as usual, found some amazing things, plus I also got some beads & other material for my jewellery, which is very exciting!
I'll share with you more about the new pieces that I made in one of my upcoming videos, or on my 
That same day, in the afternoon hours, I went thrifting with my friends Liley & 
Arianna from Shiny Fairies blog, needless to say, we went a bit crazy & returned home with a whole bunch of stuff, perfect for the fall and winter weather! hihi ;)

& today, even though it was rainy & gloomy day, after I finished running errands for my hubby at the post office, I went with my friend Chiara to the mall.
The reason wasn't shopping, but giving out Chiara's cv, as she's searching for a job.
We had a nice chat, grabbed some frozen yoghurts ...
I returned home with only one thing: A perfume from Zara, "Black Peony".
I was sooo surprised at how good the Zara's perfumes are!
...and very, very affordable!
I paid the "Black Peony" (30ml) only 9.95€.
I'm sorry you guys that I haven't taken any pics, but as I've said, it was a busy week & I really had a very little time to dedicate to my blog!
I'll make it up to you the next week, as I have two big reviews coming, on dr.Hauschka and Avon Anew Rejuvenate line.
I already have these reviews on my eipysgudps youtube channel, if you wish you can check them out:
but as I've said, there will be detailed reviews on these products soon on my blog :)

Good night to you all!
 ♥ Sweet dreams ♥

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