Monday 30 July 2018

Joico Color Endure Violet Shampoo 2 Week Trial! Will This "Save" My Hair?

Hello beauties!
For today's post I'd like to say a few words about Joico violet shampoo that I ordered a few months ago at FeelUnique.

I decided to purchase it because it got many positive reviews and I was recommended to try it out as it was supposed to be one of the best violet shampoos for toning hair currently on the market.

Before Joico, I was using Bapp violet shampoo,  just one of those unknown brand that I got at my local drugstore and it's made here in Italy.
I really thought there couldn't be much difference from one purple shampoo to another but some reviews suggested there are brands of purple shampoos that work better than the others, so that motivated me to test out another one and see the results.
I used it very frequently (3-4 times a week, every other day) in that period when my roots looked very brassy and more yellow than blonde.

I saw many youtube reviews that showed DIY miracles, in terms that after just one use, the hair went from brassy to platinum blonde. That was a tad bit unrealistic! How can I expect a purple shampoo to lighten and tone my hair as a pro?

image source: internet

With DIY blonde it is so hard to get to that perfect tone, without brassy or corn yellow tones.
If your hair is naturally on the dark side and you aren't a professional hairdresser, the task can be quite challenging and you can easily end up with horrible hair color and even worse, seriously damaged hair!

I did a little "purple shampoo trial" and I used it frequently over a couple of weeks and documented the results here in this video:

It certainly didn't transform my hair in only one go, but over the time, it definitely helped in toning it and making it look better and less brassy.

Now I use this shampoo once a week to maintain my hair color and keep it nice and shiny. I love how thick the formula of this shampoo is, a little goes a long way, it lathers up easily into a rich foam and it feels quite nourishing. It's very concentrated, a little goes a long way so it'll last me for months!

Overall, I'm satisfied. It won't work overnight miracles, but it's nice product that in the long run will have positive effects!

Let me know, have you ever tried anything from Joico hair care line?
Do you have any recommendations that you'd like to share?

xo from Italy,

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Friday 27 July 2018

Mini Jewelry Haul / NEW IN: Mint Mongoose

Hello beauties!

I'm a big jewellery lover, I always need to accessorize in order to feel like my outfit is completed! Who else is with me?
I really believe that even the most simple outfit can be easily transformed into a super cool look, by just adding a few statement pieces- giving it your own personal style signature!

So today, I wanted to share a mini jewellery haul: I have 3 new pieces which I absolutely love because they all go perfectly together!

I got these pieces at Mint Mongoose which is an online subscription jewelry service. For just $12 you can have 3 jewelry pieces delivered right to your door every month!
They carefully curate and select the pieces based on the questionnaire you're asked to fill in at registration, about your personal style and preferences.
I think this is very fun concept, as we don't always have time to visit actual stores in a search for jewelry to build up our collection and this way you'll also have this cool surprise factor each month.

They ship worldwide, which is another cool bonus!

In my box, I got two beautiful necklaces that go perfectly layered together, and a pair of earrings that go as a set with one of the necklaces.

Earrings are simple studs and can be easily worn every day, at work or when you want to keep your look more simple and minimalistic.

I already got many compliments on these pieces!

From Mint Mongoose you can also purchase jewelry that you like without having to commit to a subscription service! Prices are very good, and jewelry is carefully selected by Mint Mongoose team and great quality!

If you're interested to try out this subscription, you can use code: SONIA to receive your first box for just $10 with FREE U.S. shipping ($10 shipping anywhere outside the U.S.)

• 3 jewelry pieces/mo. for just $12+s/h
• Subscribers can customize:
1. Their jewelry tone - silver or gold 2. Their earring preference - yes earrings or no earrings 3. Their watch preference - yes occasional watches or no watches
• A new subscriber's first box ships within 48 hours and from then on mint mongoose will ship their monthly box on the 15th of each month.
• Subscribers receive an AWESOME free gift every 3 months -- think a wallet, must-have makeup, or adorable pair of sunglasses!
• Subscribers can easily skip a month, or cancel their subscription right from mint mongoose website • Subscribers receive 25-50% off everything in mint mongoose online shop, plus free worldwide shipping

In my latest youtube video, I talk more about this concept and review the jewelry, so if you're interested to find out more, take a look:

These three pieces are definitely going to be my most worn jewelry pieces this summer!
I love the red amber necklace and I usually wear it a bit longer, than I add this square pendant greenish-gold necklace and complete the look with those pretty studs. This is also a perfect boho- festival type of jewelry and I personally really like this look.

Do you like to wear custom jewelry? Do you prefer gold or silver?

Let me know in the comments.

xo from Italy,

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Friday 13 July 2018

Embryolisse Lait- Crème Concentré Review

Hello beauties!

In this post I'd like to present you my current favourite face cream for everyday, and tell you a little bit more about it!

I'm sure you've probably already heard me mentioning the Embryolisse brand and one of their cult beauty products, the multi-purpose nourishing moisturizer.

I was wondering, is it really that good or is it just hyped up like so many other beauty products?

It's been over a year now that I keep repurchasing it.
It really is a product I always go back to! It's a cream with high tolerance, simplicity and effectiveness for the whole family. It's a great favourite among dermatologists and much loved by all beauty professionals.

This cream can be found in basically every makeup artist's kit and it's also one of the beauty secrets of models and actresses whose skin is overstressed by makeup and makeup removal.

This cream absorbs really quickly and it's very gentle on skin. It instantly provides a soothing feeling of comfort and satin smooth skin, so it can be used even on dry and sensitive skin.

Ingredients Are From Natural Origin:

- shea butter, rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, D, E and F
- protective and softening beeswax
- aloe vera, contains vitamin A, E and B, minerals that combat free radicals such as selenium, amino acids, and essential fatty acids

- soy proteins which have a firming, hydrating action by stimulating collagen fibres.

This Cream Is Truly Multi Purpose:

It can be used as a makeup base to plump up the skin as it increases the staying power of foundation; it can also be diluted with spring water or mixed with foundation to achieve the desired finish.
It can also be used at night as a beauty mask (applied in a thick layer) to wake up with a smooth, radiant complexion.
It can also be used as cleansing milk as it gently removes all impurities and heavy makeup.
Men can use it for post shave care and it's also a restorative after sun care product.

So as you can see there is more than one reason for loving this product!

Health and Beauty Advice by Embryolisse:

- To keep skin healthy and beautiful, properly moisturized and nourished, drink plenty of water every day.
- Cleanse your skin every day, morning and evening, using gentle lotions or milks.
- Don't let water dry on your skin, as this will dehydrate it
- Don't rub your skin dry, but pat it gently with a towel
- Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, and excessive quantities of tobacco and alcohol.
- Eat a balanced diet, keeping fats, sugar and salt to a minimum and including lots of fruit and vegetables.

Let me know have you ever tried this product or any other Embryolisse products?
Do you have any recommendations to share?

xo from Italy, 

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Wednesday 11 July 2018

My 5 Favorite Summer Jumpsuits

Hello beauties!

Summertime is definitely my favorite time of the year because of the warm and sunny weather, colorful summer clothes and summer vacations!
In this post I'll share with you my top 5 favorite summer jumpsuits.

Jumpsuits are my favourite clothing item for summertime, as they're so easy to wear and you don't have to think twice about styling them, all you need is some nice accessories and you're good to go!


H&M Beige Twill Jumpsuit
SheIn Yellow Deep V Neck Vintage Floral Jumpsuit
Choies Cream Floral Print Long Sleeve Romper Playsuit
H&M Divided Womens Jumpsuit Multicolor Sleeveless Floral
Choies Multicolor Floral Print Lace Hem Tie Waist Romper Playsuit

These jumpsuits aren't my recent purchases, I've had them in my closet for a few years already but I keep wearing them every summer!
H&M and some online web stores are my favorite places to shop for cute & trendy jumpsuits.

These here aren't recent arrivals but are IN every summer, they don't go out of style, and I hope these outfit photos can serve you as an inspiration in case you're looking to buy summer jumpsuits, I think you can find similar models in stores!

This H&M jumpsuit is lovely because of the neutral color, it's awesome paired with heels, and you can pull the sleeves up to a three quarter length. It's great for breezy summer nights or chillier, rainy days.

This She In jumpsuit is one of my favorites. I used to collaborate with this web store so I was able to pick out some really cool pieces from their offer! (Get on sale here for only $12!)

This jumpsuit is made of great quality material and it's truly such a flattering model. I also love the colorful print!

I like to wear this Choies floral jumpsuit to the beach! (Get it here on sale for only $6.99!)
Choies is another brand that I've worked with, so I have more than a few items from their web store, but I noticed that similar style can be found in the offer of many other Asian web stores, at very affordable prices.

It's very lightweight material and super comfy for those hot summer days at the beach!

This floral H&M jumpsuit is from their Divided section.
I wore it a lot in summer 2016. when I was pregnant, as it was super comfy and pretty!

I still like to wear it, it truly gives me those vacation vibes :-)

Last on my list is this Choies floral romper playsuit. I like to wear it everyday, it's very light and flowy! (Get it here on sale for $12.99!)
I usually accessorize it with straw fedora hat, little crossbody bag and some cute sandals.
I hope you like my choices!

Let me know which one is your favorite?
How are you spending your summer thus far?

xo from sunny Italy,

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