Thursday 27 December 2012

Vlog: Pre- Christmas Atmosphere In Italy ♥

Hello lovelies!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family & loved ones!
I'm getting back at work tomorrow, I was at home for over a week and I really enjoyed spending time with my hubby :)
I'm still a bit under the weather, because of the virus of cold that caught up with me, but slowly I'm getting better!

The day before Christmas, I filmed a little vlog for you, I wanted to show you the famous italian Christmas markets ("Mercatini di Natale) and just a bit of pre- Christmas atmosphere from Italy ♥

You can watch my vlog here:

& here are a few pics that describe my Christmas this year:

Our little white Christmas tree ♥

The first Christmas in our new home...

Tronchetto di Natale
I ate the house & the chocolate fence & my hubby finished off the Christmas tree & all the sheeps, lol!

Home made italian lasagna...prepared by my hubby...
we filmed while he was preparing this delicious dish :)

Done! It was sooo good, everybody agreed on that :)
My hubby could have another carier, as a cook! 

Another delish made by my hubby!
The candle holder was a gift from my Mother-in-law, it's very pretty :)

Home made tiramisu 

I really hope you all had Buon Natale- Sretan Bozic- Merry Christmas- Feliz Navidad ♥

Love you guys!
Happy holidays ♥♥

xoxo, S.

Sunday 23 December 2012

5 Holiday Party Outfits

Hello beauties!

As we're in this festive season, I filmed a short fashion video, giving you a few styling ideas/ inspirations on how to dress for the upcoming holiday events and parties...

I styled 5 different outfits, depending on the occasion and the type of the event, I hope some of these outfits will suit your style and the type of the event you're attending...

Outfit # 1

Leopard print dress: Mango
Lace cami: Intimissimi
Clutch: H&M

Outfit # 2

Shirt: Pull & Bear
Necklace: Promod
Belt: H&M
Sequin shorts: Stradivarius

Outfit # 3

Red or black jacket?
Leave me your opinions in the comment's section!

Snakeskin print dress: H&M
Black jacket: Pull & Bear
Red jacket: Bershka
Lace cami: Intimissimi

Outfit # 4

Jacket: Thrifted
Beige top: H&M
Necklace: My Mum's
Belt: H&M
Skirt: Stradivarius
Purse: Fendi

Outfit # 5

Top: Mango
Liquid leggings: Pimkie
Faux fur gilet: Vero Moda

Those were my suggestions, I hope you found at least one that you like! Do let me know which one of these outfits was your favourite one?

As you could have seen in my past blog post, outfit # 2 is the outfit I wore to the Christmas dinner party with colleagues from work.

I hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday!
Christmas is getting so close :)

I'm actually at home ill with some nasty virus of cold, but I'm hoping to get better before Christmas!

Love from Italy,

xoxo, S.

Saturday 22 December 2012

Vlogmas in Italy: Christmas Dinner Party With Colleagues from Work!

Hello lovelies!

I vlogged again a little bit, I hope you'll enjoy watching :)
I showed a little bits & pieces from a past few days in my life...I haven't been up to anything special, except for the Christmas dinner party with colleagues from work, that I had this past Tuesday.
I vlogged about my grocery shopping endeavours in the crowded supermarket, about filming & editing my new make up tutorial, about snacking on something really delish...

My late lunch/ early dinner "snack"
Prosciutto San Daniele with mixed salad, and Fiocchi di Latte cheese.
Freshly squeezed orange juice and as a dessert, yummy "Fruit basket", "Cestino di frutta" cookie :)

It doesn't get any better than this: Red berries "Fruit Basket", my favourite dessert!

Tuesday, as I've mentioned, I had my work/company Christmas dinner party.  
The whole day of Tuesday it was really foggy outside, the fog was starting to get so dense that I almost cancelled the dinner and stayed at home (I'm always terrified to drive in the fog! In my hometown, we don't even know what the fog is, so even though I have been living in Italy for the past five years, I still haven't gotten used to the fog!)
I've decided to try to conquer my fear, and went to the dinner after all (this gathering happens only once a year, and it's usually always very glam and fun, I was kind of sad thinking that I might miss it this year!)
I drove in the fog like a 80-year old, no kidding, I was "glued" to the windshield, it was ridiculous! Plus, I probably drove not more than 50km/h as the fog was so dense, I couldn't even see the road, or where I was going (sooo terrifying!).
I managed to arrive safely at our meeting point, and I'm telling you, it was totally worth it, as the dinner party was a success, we all had so much fun! :)

We all took a whole bunch of photos, and I'll post some of them here, just so I can transfer to you a bit of the pre-Christmas atmosphere we all experienced that night:

With my colleagues Anna and Junior

Giovanna, Anna and I :)

With Luana, Giulia (that you met in my last vlog) and Giovanna

With Raffaella

 All "The Blondes" together :)
Anna, Riky, Me, Giorgia (she's expecting!!), Alessandra, and Chiara

My dear colleague Riky
He's half croatian, so at work we always speak in croatian to eachother ;) while others watch, puzzled, lol :))

Me, Anna, Giovanna, Raffaella, Stefania and Giulia (you guys met both Stefi & Giulia in my vlogs, because I sometimes hang out with them even outside work!)

Luana, Me, Stefania, Giovanna

With Giovanna

One part of the group...watching pics from Anna's wedding album :)

I love this pic of us, we're all smiling :)

As far as my outfit goes, I've decided to wear my military style shirt from Pull & Bear, paired with sequin shorts from Stradivarius and an elastic waist belt with interesting gold buckle, from H&M.
I teamed that up with a pair of black suede like (calf- high) booties with high heels, and the styling was complete! :)
As accessories, I wore a necklace from Promod, and a sparkly leaf connector ring that I got in London at Claire's accessories.

You'll be able to see this outfit soon again, as I'm preparing a Holiday Party Styling Ideas videos...coming up next for you!!! :)

And THIS IS HOW I STYLED my hair (to watch a hair tutorial, skip the review, and go to the min. 7.21)

You can watch my vlog video here:

I hope this enntertained you! :)

Love from Italy, I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!

xoxo, S.

Chanel Eyeshadow Quad #14 Mystic Eyes Review & Tutorial

Hello beauties!

Today I have for you a quick review of one of my favourite eyeshadow quads!
Chanel #14 Mystic Eyes is truly a beautiful eyeshadow quad and really worth checking it out, that's why I have decided to dedicate to it a few words here on my blog, and I have also filmed a quick make up tutorial for you, creating just one (of many!!!) looks with it :)

Please check out my video here:

#14 Mystic Eyes is Chanel's best selling eyeshadow quad, and I believe the reason behind it is because it's so versatile, the colours that it has can be used to create subtle, natural every-day looks, but you can also easily create more edgy, dramatic looks for special occasions or going out at night time!

The colours are very pigmented and long lasting (as a base, I normally just use Chanel's cream eyeshadow in Emerville)
To make these colours even more intense, you can use them wet!

Ever since I bought this quad, I have been using it on a daily basis, I almost forgot about all my other eyeshadows (!!)
Even when I'm travelling, these are the only eyeshadows that I'm going to put into my make up bag and bring with me on the trip.

I got this quad at my local Sephora in Italy.
Chanel make up is quite expensive, but I think this particular quad is worth the price.
Sephora often gives 10, 15, or even 20% discount coupons to their clients, so I usually wait for those before purchasing some of the items from my "Sephora wish- list" :)

If you would like to see more looks using this quad, just leave me your request, I'll be happy to film another tutorial for you :)

Kisss from Italy, I hope you're all having a great day!

xoxo, S.

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