Wednesday 31 January 2018

Shopping My Stash: Makeup Products That I Love Again!

Hello beauties!

As you know, I started decluttering my makeup collection and I wrote about it in my previous post.
Along with that, I rediscovered some amazing products in my collection, that I want to use right now!

In this post, I decided to share these current "finds" with you and tell you all about why do I love them so much!


Dior 3 Couleurs Smoky Ready-To-Wear Smoky Eyes Palette #571 Smoky Nude
Bella Bamba Blush By Benefit
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick - #04 Soft Spoken
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick In Sugar
Macely Good Afternoon Honey Black Tea BB Cream

Kiko Kiss Balm Lip Balm In #04 Cherry

Dior eyeshadow trio is a perfect solution for when you don't have a lot of time to dedicate to applying eyeshadow but when you feel like wearing something on your lids. It's great quality, long lasting eyeshadow (mini) palette, and you can do a quick, natural, everyday look, or you can make it a bit more intense for a night out.
This palette wasn't cheap, so did it get forgotten in my drawer?? I started using it again and I'm loving it! Sometimes, if I really have no time for makeup, I'll just use the highlight color under my brows and in my inner makes such a big difference as it instantly makes my eyes appear more rested and my whole face more awake!

Bella Bamba blush by Benefit gives such a healthy glow, I love it! A little goes a long way! It's like a triple dimension of pink...brightening, sculpting and defining. I sweep it (with the little brush that comes with the blush) on the apples of my cheeks et voilĂ , the magic happens!

I like that the little brush is such great quality, so I can use it without having to reach for other ("more professional") brushes.

Macely BB cream is one of those Asian little gems! It contains SPF 20, it's long lasting and brings to your skin elasticity, replenish water and overall superior endurance, with natural extracts such as honey and black tea.

I almost used it up, so I really wanted to start using it again, to make the most out of it, before I throw it away! It was such a good product, I don't want it to expire before I've used it up (and really, it's almost gone!)


NYX and Too Faced I was using a lot when I was pregnant and I loved this combo. I love the colors, the texture and how this combination works together. I use them with a darker lip pencil (or sometimes, I'll deline my lips with a very natural color lip pencil, for that more natural but volumized looking lip effect).
I recently ran out of my lip balm! I'm a huuuge lip balm addict, I need to keep my lips constantly moisturized. Instead of going out to buy a new lip balm, I tried checking my "stash" first, and hey, hey, I found this awesome lip balm by Kiko Make Up Milano. It's nicely colored, so it leaves to my lips with just a hint of color! It's super moisturizing and I love to use it when I'm at home, but even when I go out if that day I don't wear much makeup.
I hope you liked this post!

I invite you to look at your makeup collection and let me know 5 (or more) products that you rediscovered and will start loving again! 

xo from Italy,

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A little guide for hair extensions and hair weave from

The arrival of technology enables you to definitely make number of styles in your hair without likely to salon constantly. You will find useful methods to save lots of money without compromising your general look. If you're searching to find the best methods to style hair throughout an event, it will likely be good for you to understand there are extensions, wigs and wigs that may add drama for your look throughout an event. Aside from skincare products, there's also hair products and goods that may be useful for you. A persons extensions would be the newest method to enhance hair.
They're very famous within the beauty world today. Before you decide to perform the real hair extensions, it will likely be good for you to be aware what it's and just how it ought to be done. The clip in extensions are the simplest way to create hair to whatever occasion you have to deal with. It's also the least expensive and also the easiest to keep that's the reason many people are trying to find for this on the market today. The entire process of making real hair extensions can be quite simple.

You need to simply purchase the clip in extensions or even the sticking ones from the reliable salon (if you're purchasing the sticking ones purchase the adhesive too) or brand. Bear in mind you will purchase the extensions that match your requirements and not per brand.

Like a next thing in use of the extensions, you have to shampoo wash hair weave and towel-dry it so the extensions are attached effectively towards the hair. Partition or section the part of your mind/hair in which you want the extension to become put. In situation several layer of extension must be applied, work in the bottom layer and gradually come up with the crown.
Furthermore, keep in mind that the partitions is determined by the width from the extensions you've bought. You need to simply place the adhesive (following a instructions given using the adhesive) and put it on to the hair and press it after some pressure to the hair. Allow setting here we are at adhesion to become perfect and neat. Possess the clipping procedure ongoing for layers you've preferred to use following a aforementioned instructions until all the extensions are appropriately applied. Always work from nape from the neck with the crown after which later the edges.
The clip-on extensions would be the easiest ones to connect for your hair, which means you just cannot lose it even if you're likely to wash your hair naturally or brush it regularly.

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Flouncy Layered Sleeve Pullover Sweater & Baker Boy Hat OOTD

Hi guys!

In today's fashion post I'd like to show you my new pink sweater and the cutest pair of earrings that go perfectly with it!
I picked everything at Zaful and I'm very happy with the quality and the fast delivery!
Zaful is really stepping up their game, I noticed they dedicate a lot of attention to their branding and the overall customer's satisfaction.
I ordered quite a bit of things from this web store, and I'll film a haul video soon because I want to share with you my detailed shopping experience and give you some recommendations.

I love this pink sweater because of its awesome sleeves!
It is a bit cropped, so I like to wear it with high waisted jeans. This season, cropped sweaters are very popular, so Zaful has a big selection of different models available.
This particular one is now on sale for $ 21.97 (reduced from $ 36.97)

To accessorize my new sweater, I also ordered a pair of tassle earrings. These are in gold and pale pink and are super cute and trendy!
These faux gem leaf disc tassel earrings you can find here at only $ 6.03 and, hurry up, because there are only 9 pairs left!

I completed the look with my high waisted black jeans and an old baker boy suede hat (that I picked at Accessorize in Venice, Italy, a long time ago)! Baker boy hats are again on trend, so that's awesome ;-)

How do you like these items? Let me know!
Have you already picked out anything from Zaful?
Make sure to check out Zaful Valentines day 2018. deals! :-)

Monday 29 January 2018

Decluttering & Purging My Makeup Collection: Getting Rid of My Lip Glosses & Lipsticks!

Hi guys!

OK, let's do this! It's time to clear out & declutter my makeup collection!

It's something I've been wanting to do for a while now, but I never got around to it and I just kept buying more makeup and piling everything up.
I know that makeup has an expiration date and passed a certain point it can go bad. Using old makeup can cause allergies and make more bad than good on your face.
I also started wondering: "Why do I need a makeup collection in the first place?
What am I going to do with it?"
I'm not a makeup artist and using up a makeup product takes awhile and considering the amount of makeup that I currently have,  I cannot possibly use it in a lifetime, even if I wore makeup every single day (which I don't, especially since I became a Mum, these days I use makeup maybe once or twice a week and I cut it down to only a few essentials that really work well for me!)

The Youtube beauty community, social influencers, advertisements and trends are all big enablers and took me down a path of consumerism. So, I finally decided I wanted it to stop.
I'm not becoming a minimalist, I just want to be more conscious. Before making any new purchase, I want to ask myself twice, do I really want and need this product?

Before I started youtube/ blogging, I had only one makeup case and all my makeup could fit into it. Those products worked well on my face, I loved using them and I was making the most out of them.
Years after, I find myself with a whole chest of drawers full of makeup items! That's just not realistic, it's a waste of money and a waste of products.

So I decided to get started by getting rid of all my old or unused lipsticks and lip glosses.

On three paper sheets I wrote:


and I started decluttering!

You can watch my decluttering video here:

OMG, the somewhat sad and scary thing is the fact that on youtube, I saw decluttering videos of makeup collections way, waaay bigger than mine!
So with my decluttering vlog video I want to set an example and inspire people to buy less and make the most of what they have!

This is what was left of my lipsticks and lipglosses collection after decluttering! Still a ton of products, I know!

Join me on my makeup decluttering journey because soon I'll be cutting down half of my foundations!

Let me know, do you have a makeup collection and do you think it's time to sort it out a bit?

xo from Italy,

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Where to find your perfect prom dress?

Hello guys!

Often it happens that younger girls who follow my blog ask me to give them advices and recommendations concerning the prom!
As I understand, Prom is such a big event in every young girl's life! It's a date to remember, that's why everything needs to be perfect, starting from the dress for this occasion.

In this post I'm going to share with you some of Prom Dresses ideas, so hopefully this will inspire you!

First, let me tell you a little story about my prom...Actually, looking back at it, I kind of regret it right now. I never went to my prom :-/ Our class was a bit divided and some of us wanted to go to a trip instead of going to a prom. But then, the majority decided we would have a prom. I was a bit stubborn and I refused to give my acceptance to this decision.
I decided, along with two of my friends, to stay at home instead and ignore the prom. We acted as a complete geeks, I know, but this is how the story went!
To tell you the truth, I didn't even know who would be my date for the prom, as back in the days I was very shy and didn't have (any!!!) male friends (lol at me, I know!)

Now that I shared with you this (kind of) embarassing memory, I also want to give you an advice not to do as I did, but to just go out and have fun! Be joyful, carefree and enjoy every single moment of your youth and share and create beautiful memories with your friends :-)

Having said that, here are a few beautiful dresses that I can recommend to you for this special event:

Now, aren't these dresses absolutely dreamy? As you can tell, I love tulle, beads, dresses that look like little jewelles...actually, dresses that will make YOU feel like a jewel when wearing them ;-)
I opt for these girly, romantic, delicate pink powdery colors, but bare in mind that these models are available in many different color options, and why not, it's nice to wear colorful dresses for a prom!

I remember seeing the photos of my prom (the one that I missed, lol!), and most of my classmates were in black. Only one girl was wearing red dress and she stood out and was surely the star of the evening! So, go for color! :-) Have fun with it!

On the same site you'll also find a big selection of newest arrivals, Prom Dresses 2018 so you can get inspired and informed of what are the latest trends and most fashionable models!

These are just a few examples, but you can find many more at Joannedress so make sure to check them out, as they have everything that you'll need to make this day truly special :-)

The dresses come at very competitive prices, plus it's always worth to check out their current sales and promotions. If you need some accessories to go with your outfit, you can find everything at one place.

Let me know, how was your prom (if you already had one), or how do you imagine it to be?
I'd love to hear from you!

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Friday 26 January 2018

Pink so cool OOTD

Hello guys!

In my today's OOTD post I'm going to present you one of the sweaters I picked at Zaful.
As you guys know, I had a long wishlist of Zaful items, mostly warm winter sweaters and chunky knittwear, so in the following posts I'm going to show you how I styled the items that I received.
Also, I'll be doing a fashion haul on my youtube channel so stay tuned for that! There you'll be able to see all the clothes and accessories I ordered from Zaful.

As you guys know, Zaful is one of my favourite places to stop by for the latest trends and outfit inspirations! The shipping is fast (if you go with a regular shipping, you'll have your package delivered to you within a couple of weeks, usually not more than 2.)
The customer service is very quick to reply and answer all sorts of questions (the items that went out of stock I was quickly able to replace with something else that was added to my order).

Another good tip is to always check the size chart and a possible client's reviews, those info are very helpful when it comes to ordering and choosing the right size for you.

I absolutely love this powdery pink chunky sweater (on their website it is presented as "Oversized Braided Sleeve Pullover Sweater"). I love the details on the sleeves. This sweater is cropped, so it will go really well with high waisted bottoms (whether you go for skirts, jeans or pants, the result will be great!) The sweater is very soft and comfy and also warm (but for the cold weather make sure to layer it on top of a shirt or another top.)
It is one size fits all (I'd say XS-M), and you can also get it in cream color (also very pretty!)
This sweater is now on sale for only $ 24. 99 (marked down from $ 53.25), so hurry up, click on the link!


Sweater: Zaful
Plaid shirt: H&M
High waisted jeans: Hollister
All Star sneakers
Ray Ban sunglasses
Heart necklace: Rosegal (only $ 1.87)

Thursday 25 January 2018

Cropped Sweater & High Waisted Jeans OOTD

Hi guys!
Today I have an OOTD post I'd like to share with you.
This season, I really like to wear high waisted jeans with cropped sweaters.

My black, skinny (and ripped) high waisted jeans are from H&M and the cropped sweater I got from my collaboration with Light in the Box.

I took these photos to show you what I wore when I went to visit my friend and also a colleague from work who just had a baby!

I wanted to keep casual and comfy as I was bringing along my little son (in this case, the backpack is a must! I don't even wear regular shoulder bags anymore!)

I think high waisted jeans (or skirts) go really well with cropped tops, plus, right now it's a popular trend so it's not hard to find these types of garments,
This past year we had quite a "baby boom" at my work place: Around 10 of us became Mums in 2017!
I think it was me who started everything, lol!


Cropped Sweater: Light in the Box (Zara had basically the same model past year!)
Jeans: H&M (old)
Boots: Deichmann (gift from my Mum)
Backpack: Light in the Box
Leopard Print Silk Scarf: Guess
Layered Necklaces: old, from my collection of gold jewellery
Fishnet Tights: Golden Lady (old)

If you haven't watched my Light in the Box haul and updated review, you can check it out here

I hope you liked this outfit! I share more on my instagram (@trenchcollection) and I always tag #GlamExpress, so make sure to check out my outfit posts for some #styleinspo daily!

xo from Italy,

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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Style Inspo: A very special dresses

Hello guys!

Today's post is another style inspo :-)
I'm really into browsing through the on-line web stores, looking for elegant, stunning dresses for special occasions. As I already mentioned, soon I'll have a special dinner with my colleagues from work, celebrating my 10 years with that company. Obviously, we all want to look our best!
I'm still on a lookout for the right outfit! 

I found some gorgeous ball gowns uk and here are a few models that attracted my attention and can be appropriate for my type of event:

This short and sexy A-line scoop neck sleeveless zipper backline tulle dress is a perfect evening dress. This particular one is in navy and I do like it a lot, but the same model can be ordered in many different color options (check on the photo!) The price is awesome too!

Next pretty dress that I'd consider is this OKdress charming short bateau chiffon lace prom dress. Indeed, it's very delicate and girly model. I like this color option, but again, there are many different color options to choose from, based on your color complexion and personal taste.

I couldn't resist checking their vintage prom dresses uk as I'm very much into vintage vibes and timeless, classic items that you can wear for years to come.

Isn't this decent beading  natural A-line princess V-neck lace applique tulle long prom dress just dreamy? I mean, not exactly what I need for my work dinner, but definitely something I'd still like to have :-)

Red is also such a great color to wear for the special occasions, so I decided to look into OK's dress red prom dresses section.
I was looking for shorter models, and this one is definitely a winner!

This short sleeveless cocktail party lace dress can be worn for many different special occasions, it's ultra feminine, classy, elegant, timeless. Definitely a piece I'd like to add to my wardrobe.

These were some of the models I'm considering, help me out by telling me your opinion, which one do you like best?

Regardless of the special occasion, you'll definitely find something for yourself at OK dress!

Even if you're looking for wedding dresses on line OK dress will have it!

Check out many more models, colors and designs at Ok dress :-)

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Monday 22 January 2018

What should I wear for a dinner out with my colleagues?

Hi guys!

Believe it or not, last year in October, I celebrated 10 years of working at the same place!
The company I work for will organise a special dinner for me and other few colleagues of mine that are also celebrating 10 years of working there.

We think of having this dinner at the beginning of February. We hope to have fun, enjoy celebrating together and laugh a lot :-) 
Of course, we all want to look our best, as the occasion is super special!

For that reason, I turned to one of my favourite on-line shopping destination, Zaful, and put together a little inspiration board, so hopefully you guys will help me decide which outfit to go for!

Here are the super cute & festive clothing items that caught my attention:

High Neck Floral Sheer Mesh Blouse 

I love the floral emroideries and the fact that it's a see through material, makes this blouse very festive.

Floral Mesh Panel Longline Sweatshirt

This is another really pretty style, I like the fact that this can be worn as a dress, maybe with a pair of leather look leggings.

Gauze Floral Embroidered Long Sleeve Dress - Purplish Blue 

This gorgeous dress in their new arrival, apparently floral embroideries and see through fabric is very popular at the moment. I love this little number! It looks very pretty and special.

Cami Mini Summer Dress - Deep Red

Needless to say, this one is super feminine and sexy!

Floral Embroidered Cold Shoulder Bodysuit - Black

This bodysuit would look great with high waisted pants that are very trendy now!
It can also be dresses down with a pair of jeans and sneakers!

What do you say?

Each of these items has something special and I can see myself wearing it for the dinner out with my colleagues. I think maybe I should go for the dress option, as that is pretty easy to style and I don't have to think about what should I match it with as the bottom part...

Check out these items by clicking on the photos! Most of them are on sale right now, so if you like anything, now it's the time to take advantage of sales and special deals!

* post in collaboration with Zaful
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