Tuesday 30 April 2013

My interview for theinsideoutbeauty.com

Hello beauties!

Recently, I had the honour to be interviewed by one of my favourite beauty bloggers, Heidi ♥ from theinsideoutbeauty.com

The interview was just pubblished a few hours ago, and, in my excitment, I couldn't wait to share it with you!!!

Here is my full interview in screenshots...

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I honestly think Heidi did an awesome job of putting this interview together! I love how it turned out! :)

Make sure to check out my full interview here!

Thanks for reading & thanks for being who you are, I couldn't have done it without you & your support! It means a lot, it truly does! ♥

Don't forget, my "Audrey Hepburn Retro Style Ring" GIVEAWAY is still OPEN!  I have 4 rings to give away, so there'll be four lucky winners!!!
For your chance to win, make sure to enter HERE! and HERE!

Love from Italy,

xoxo, S.

What's In My Fridge?!

Hello beauties!

I've had a lot of requests to film "What's in My Fridge?!" video!

For my channel, I already film grocery shopping hauls and cooking/recipe videos, as often as I can, because I try to promote healthy lifestyle, so I thought this TAG could be fun & inspirational for you to watch!

I hope I was right!

You can watch my "What's in My Fridge?!" TAG video, here:

Don't forget to post a video response!!!

You're all TAGGED!!! I want to see what's in YOUR fridge! :)

Love from Italy,

xoxo, S.

I have a SMASHING announcement! (video announcement + some sneak peak pics!!!)

Hello lovelies!

I already announced it here on my blog, I'm starting up the exciting collaboration with SMASH fashion!

I'm chosen as their ambassadress for the "Tropical Addiction", spring/summer 2013. clothing & accessories line!

I honestly couldn't be happier, because Smash stands for all the things that I reppresent here on my blog & youtube channel, so I feel we're the perfect fit! :)

In my video, I'm announcing this collaboration & presenting you the Smash fashion brand, so definitely check it out!

What is SMASH?

- Smash is a brand of clothes and accessories within the "Happy Barcelona Style". Their collections are created for the young and free minded woman who want to fill their wardrobe and life with colour, positive energy and fun.
At Smash they abhor boredom, and they think every woman deserves to dress in an original way every day of the week without going bankrupt. They like women who are spontaneous and free- thinking, and they want to dress them according to their spirit, the Smash spirit.

Each month, I'll be bringing you the latest fashion trends from Smash, I hope you'll love the collection as much as I do!!!

I honestly can't wait to get this party started!!! ;)

If you'd like to get a sneak peak of the line that I'm reppresenting, the "Tropical Addiction", CLICK HERE!

I received my Smashing goodies a few days ago, and I was thrilled! The models, the prints, the fabrics, everything is amazing :)

This is what it means to be a Smash's ambassadress :)

The package full of the newest fashion trends has arrived!

They really want you to wear their clothes with joy! :)
With these little details, they make each customer feel very special!

What's inside???

hihi, here's a sneak peak! :))

sweet Smash ♥

My line, "Tropical Addiction" is inspired by tropical paradises.
It's like a breath of fresh air, a jungle of prints...animals and exotic plants are the protagonists of this summer recipe!

As far as colours, green, beige, yellow, orange and brown, star the "Tropical Addiction" topic.

I hope you enjoyed this little Smash fashion preview!

I'll be back soon with more fashion trends, from Smash, to you! 

Love from Italy,

xoxo, S.

How to Stop Bad Food Cravings!

Hello lovelies!

I filmed a video that should inspired all of you to eat healthier, and to avoid junk food! :)

Sometimes it's hard to say "no" to certain foods that actually aren't good for your body, (but hey, they taste good!)...or we have "a sweet tooth" and we just get these sugar cravings...it may taste unbelievebly well for a few sec. but in the long run, it won't do us anything good!

At the beginning, it may be hard to stop these bad food cravings, but it is definitely possible! You just need to have a strong will and be determined!
You need to slowly start introducing healthy substitutes for the junk food you're currently addicted to...for example...if you have the habbit of eating chocolate every day as an "afternoon snack", buy a pack of dried apples instead, mix them with some dried cranberries...and to your snack add a slice of bread with jam (make sure it doesn't have any sugar added!)...

You can also enjoy preparing delicious fruit salads, mixing your favourite fruits together, adding some cereals and honey...

After a while, I promise, you'll realize that you don't crave those bad, junk food you used to crave so much!
Your body will simply adjust to this new, healthier way of eating, and you'll feel a certain gratification, not to mention that you'll be healthier & overall, feel so much better (and look better!)

Mind me, I'm not saying that from now on you should only eat fruit salads!!! I'm all for a variety when it comes to my meals, so I do eat meat, fish, vegetables, pasta, dairy etc., all with moderation!
I would stay away from fried food, greasy food, food with many colorants, conservants and added sugar...I try to focus on unprocessed food (as much as I can) and prepare my own meals from scratch!

To give you an idea, here is my grocery shopping (+ some extra tips on how to eat healthy & how to stop bad food cravings!)


I hope this video was helpful & inspiring!

Now I'd like to share with you some of my meals...

Yummy fruit salads for breakfast, or as an afternoon snack...

apples, mango, strawberries, bananas...& banana flavoured soy milk

Apples, kiwi, plums, dried cranberries, kamut cereals & loads of honey...

Colorful, fresh salads for a quick lunch or light dinner...

mixed salad, salmon, cherry tomatoes, fiocchi di latte cheese, bruschetta bread...

mixed salad, cherry tomatoes, olives, bruschetta, feta greek cheese, origano...

Cooked or baked meals for lunch or dinner...

tortellini "Giovanni Rana" with gorgonzola cheese & walnuts, cherry tomatoes, mixed salad...

pasta baked in oven

Pasta, cheese, polenta, different types of vegetables...a complete meal!

 The result...bikini ready body! ;)

What do you eat to keep yourself fit & healthy!

Share with me some of your favourite recipes!!! I'd love to try them out :)

Love from Italy,

xoxo, S.

Monday 29 April 2013

What I did in Croatia...(part one & two) / Croatia Vlog(s)!

Hello girlies!

Recently, I got to spend a few days at my home in Croatia!
It's been almost four months since my last visit, so I was really happy & excited to finally being able to "escape" to Croatia, even if it was just for a few days (less than a week, actually, ughhh...)

I took you guys on this trip with me, so I truly hope you're going to enjoy watching these vlogs!

On the day of our arrival, there was a beautiful rainbow across the sky! ♥

Check out what I did in Croatia, here:

part two:

Thanks for watching!
I'll talk to you soon :)

Don't forget, my "Audrey Hepburn Retro Style Ring" GIVEAWAY is still OPEN!  I have 4 rings to give away, so there'll be four lucky winners!!!
For your chance to win, make sure to enter HERE! and HERE!

Love from Italy,

xoxo, S.

Empties #6: Products I've Used Up & Mini Reviews!

Hello beauties!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

I have a new "Empties" video for you :) This one is already #6, which means I'm really doing my best at using up the products that I have! I hate accumulating products, using a product for a bit and then opening up a new one, without having finished the first one...to me it's such a waste of money...Being a beauty blogger, I do tend to buy and test a lot of beauty products, but I always keep in mind that I have to use them up, that I have to make the most out of them!

You can see here my 15 new empties that I'm going to be talking about in my video!

Did I like these products?
Would I repurchase them? Would I recommend them to you?
Find this out & more in my video!

Thanks for watching!

Don't forget, my "Audrey Hepburn Retro Style Ring" GIVEAWAY is still OPEN!  I have 4 rings to give away, so there'll be four lucky winners!!!
For your chance to win, make sure to enter HERE! and HERE!

Love from Italy!

xoxo, S.

Tuesday 23 April 2013

How to Dress Like a Fashion Blogger (on a small budget!)

Hello lovelies!

In my today's post I'd like to show you my recent fashion haul from H&M and Zara!

Keeping up with the latest fashion trends doesn't have to be for financially privileged people only! 

I am here to show you how you can keep up with the latest fashion trends even when you're shopping on a budget.

Fashion bloggers sometimes spend a little fortune on clothes, shoes and accessories. Even though their styles often inspire me, honestly I personally can't afford this lifestyle! 
And I don't feel bad about it!
I'm not rich, my family isn't rich, I'm a girl with regular job (which means regular paycheck)and an appartment loan to pay off...
But I love to dress nice, I love to experiment with fashion and different styles...I just love styling clothes, this is what excites me & whenever I buy something new, or transform something old into a more wereable/up-to-date piece, my day brightens up! 

When I'm on a limited budget, I like to go thrift shopping, or "hunting" the sales, in-stores promotions, or visiting factory outlets!
In today's blog post, I'll show you the clothes that I got for less than 60€ total, and if I was to pay a full price of all these items, the bill would have been around 400€!
All these items, as you can tell, are on-trend, definitely wereable for this Spring season, and some of them are even a part of the new Spring collection (H&M haul, mid-season sale).

Check out my fashion haul here:

The best fashion finds of this season! 


Floral print top with chiffon material on the front!
Very beautiful colours, I love it!

Floral print peplum top
My  very first one!

Cozy, grey cardigan, very nice & soft fabric!
Great for layering!

Grey knitted sweater with an interesting zipper detail on the back...

Black lace bra, with leopard print detail on the back.
This type of bra is going to be great for my oversized tops that are a bit more revealing on the back!


Oversized black top...the front

Three tigers print on the silk...the back of the same top ;)

"Carpe Diem" T-shirt

Cut off shoulders details + metal studs & spikes!
This is a truly "hot" item now, I can't believe I managed to get it for only 3.99€
(I paid only 10% of the retail price!!! insane, right?)

Another cute top that I'm wearing all the time!
Oversized, with black stars and metal studs/spikes details :)

I find this top to be a bit more dressy, and I absolutely love it!
"Spider web" details on the back & one sleeve...

...and this is how the front part of the top looks like!

Another oversized, casual, comfy, chic piece!

Stripes are always on trend!


Price tags from my H&M and Zara items!

90% off !!!
I had to take a pic, just as a proof that it's possible!
I'm not making this up, lol :))

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and that you found it inspiring :)
I ♥ youuuu!

Don't forget, my "Audrey Hepburn Retro Style Ring" GIVEAWAY is still OPEN!  I have 4 rings to give away, so there'll be four lucky winners!!!
For your chance to win, make sure to enter HERE! and HERE!

Lots of love from Italy,

xoxo, S.

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