Tuesday 16 June 2020


Hi guys!

This is going to be just a quick fashion themed post, to let you know that I have a new video up on my channel!
This time, i reviewed my Nike Air Max 98 trainers that I wear for work (I work standing/ walking on my feet all the time, so it's a non stop moving and considering that I work long hours, it can be quite stressful on my feel/ legs, so I need very comfy footwear!). 

In this review video I also tell you about how to choose the right size for you, and explain how do they fit. I got them at King of Trainers store in Italy, and they often have pretty good deals, especially on last sizes.

If you're looking for comfy, yet stylish trainers that you can wear at work, but also for everyday walks etc. you might be interested in this Air Max 98 model. 

For work, I have another pair of trainers, by New Balance (also very comfy!).
I filmed a review on them a couple of months ago, but haven't shared it here on my blog. If you're on a lookout for a good pair of trainers that are super comfy, you might find that review helpful too:

What is your fave brand for sneakers?

xo from Italy,

Friday 12 June 2020


Hello lovelies!

I have a new video up on my channel, in which I talk about my experience in using high lift hair colour and 40. volume developer (oxidizing cream) at home, in attempt to get that perfect blonde hair! I've been trying to learn how to colour my hair blonde at home (well, touch up my roots, because the rest - the length, I mean, is my hairdresser's merit, I can't take credit for that!), to save up some money (going at hairdresser's can be quite expensive!), but also because I don't really have time to go to a hairdresser's salon and sit there for hours. Now that we were in quarantene for months, it seemed like the right timing to finally try to learn how to get (or at least come close to) that professional result at home!
I used professional hair colours by Kay Pro, from Caviar Supreme line. 
Before I got started, I also informed myself about what high lift hair colour actually is and how it works, and what is the difference between high lift hair colour and bleach.

You can learn more in my video here:

This is my kit for hair colouring!

I mix 11.1 Superlight Blonde Platinum Ash with 10.1 Blonde Platinum Ash Extra to get better result

This time, I used vol. 40, because I was hoping to get better result, without yellow/orange hues

I placed on-line order at Beauty&Co. and got all the professional products that I needed to have the best possible result

I mixed 50 ml of 11.1 with 25 ml of 10.1 (total of 75ml of the colour) with 100 ml of 40 vol developer
(but I was advised to use more oxidizing cream the next time, as with high lift colours, the ratio is 1:2, so I gues I should be using the 150 ml, if I got it right!)

The result (screenshots from my video)

I was pleased with the result, but it ended up even better after I toned it with Schwarzkopf Ashy Blonde toner:

See the result here (& also check out my review of this toner):

Blonde hair needs some extra love, so here is how I take care of it:

I hope this post was helpful if you're looking on how to colour your hair at home like a pro! :-) 
Good luck!

Wednesday 10 June 2020

It was my birthday past week!

Hello lovely people!

This past Friday, it was my birthday (I was born on June, 5th. 1981.) which means I turned 39 this year!  Quite scary, I'm not going to lie! The thought of this year being the last year of my thirties, makes me a little anxious, haha! I should probably be saying: "Age is just a number", or "The older, the wiser", or a similar cliche', but I'd rather just open up about my true feelings.
Now I don't think that being 40 is old, but what scares me is how quickly the time flies! I can't seem to understand when and where did my twenties and thirties go so quickly!!!

I'm not so scared of aging, in terms of getting fine lines and wrinkles, but I'm scared of that part of aging where my body just gets too old to have children, to reproduce.
I consider myself blessed with my little son! When I became a first time Mom, at the age of 35, I didn't think I was ever going to feel the desire to have more kids. But with time, I started feeling it. This voice inside of me, calling out for another child. Because my husband and I are into this parenting adventure all on our own, it's not easy to take this decision to try for another child, knowing that we can't count on anybody to help us, ever. Most times I'm 24/7 with my little one, as my hubby often travels for work.

When is the right time to try for a second child?

Well, certainly before your fourties, I'd say!
And certainly not when you're struggling in raising your first born (I don't actually think that I'm "struggling", but I'm certainly giving 100% of myself), and during a world pandemic!
But we can't put our lives on hold, years still go by and they do count! Next year, I'll be 40. And then what? So, you do get the general idea of what's on my mind.
I never ever thought I'd want to have kids in the first place, but luckily I changed my mind around my mid thirties and gave a beautiful life to this world!
If I was any smarter, I would have made this decision entering my thirties, and I wouldn't have waited for such a long time, doubting and questioning myself. But you can't turn back time. You can only learn from past experiences.
So my message to all of you, reading this, and recognizing yourself in some parts of it, is not to keep postponing this decision about becoming a mother. It's truly the best thing that can happen to you, and a continuous source of joy and happiness.

I don't know what the future holds for me, as I'm not alone in this decision, but obviously my hubby's words count too. I just hope that I'm going to be at peace with whatever outcome it may be.

I'd love to hear your stories! I don't often write about these things on my blog, as I usually write about more superficial things, but this is another thing I'd like to change / switch up a bit, here in the future!
I guess it being my birthday, getting so close to the big 4 0 made me reflect on things even more and I felt like sharing these thoughts with you!

Now, on a lighter note, let me share with you some pics from my birthday, and some birthday gifts that I received, that I'm so grateful on!
Btw...I spent half day in my pajamas, and having afternoon nap with my son. In the afternoon my in-laws came by, and they were so sweet, they brought a cake and presents (they aren't always like this, lol!). In the evening I went to take a long shower, washed my hair, and put on a new pajamas, haha!
It was actually nice to have my in-laws come over, after a long quarantine period here in Italy, and not being able to socialize. It felt good, and I was happy :-)

My father in law brought me these two lovely rings from Samarcanda jewellery
The one on the left is silver with labradorite stones and madreperla, and the other one is a simple wooden ring, made in India.

No make up kind of day :-)

My hubby's present was this new vacuum cleaner (by Bosch), and my little one offered to clean instead of me :-)
My boys <3

39 is not 40!

happy with my little one!

since I'm spending so much time at home...UGG slippers :-)
Another gift from my hubby
Helena Christensen for H&M black T-shirt with floral print
The following are the gifts from my Mum :-)

these high waisted beige pants are going to be ideal for this season!
(also H&M)

This is how I imagined the complete styling, the belt is vintage leather,
 bought years ago in one italian thrift store 
I'm in love with these Dr. Marten's shoes

This backpack has been on my wish list for the longest time!
I was actually debating whether I should get the simple black, or this vibrant version.
I decided to get the colorful one, since I just gravitate towards colorful things more!
Since I became a Mum, I switched completely to wearing back packs! Luckily they're on trend too :-)

Another lovely gift by my in-laws, this big bag is ideal for grocery shopping, or going to the beach!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!
Have a lovely day y'all :-)

Tuesday 9 June 2020


Hello lovelies!

I'm back with a summer skin care themed post! :-)
Summer is knocking on our doors so I thought it's the right timing to share with you some of my beauty must haves for hot summer months, starting from my favourite sunscreen that I use for my face!

I'm talking about La Roche Posay Anthelios Shaka fluid spf 50 (non perfumed) that I bought a few weeks ago, through one italian pharmacy website (farmae.it)

It provides a very high UVA + UVB protection so it's definitely my must- have when it comes to summer time and going to the beach.
It's a very light fluid that absorbs super quickly and it doesn't leave any greasy, or white marks on your skin. You can wear it alone, or under your foundation.

It's ultra light and fresh fluid that absorbs into your skin super quickly and easily

It absorbs quickly into your skin, and as you can see from the photo, it doesn't leave any white or oily traces

If you'd like to hear more about this product & why do I love it so much, check out my video review:

Let me know what is on your summer skin care must haves list?

I'll talk more about other skin care faves soon :-)

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