Wednesday 28 February 2018


Hello beauties!

I have a little "New In" from Rosegal to share :-)
I hope that you'll like the bits that I picked out & hopefully this serves you as an inspiration.
I know I like to take a peek at these types of posts because I like to see how the item actually looks like in real life, and also find out a bit more about sizing and other things that might be useful to know, before placing an order.

This is a total of $ 65,37 spent (I actually had two orders).

Items shown in this haul:

Saturday Crew Neck Letter Jacquard Sweater (SOLD OUT)
Trendy Shirt Collar Long Sleeve Color Spliced Plaid Shirt (SOLD OUT) Fashionable Round Collar Star Pattern Long Sleeve Cardigan For Women - Black - One Size(fit Size Xs To M) (SOLD OUT) Stripe Side Slit Open Front Cardigan - Palomino - One Size: HERE Heart Shape Collarbone Necklace - Golden: HERE Statement Hollow Out Hoop Earrings - Silver: HERE Circle Vintage Hoop Earrings - Golden: HERE

For more Rosegal deals go HERE

Rosegal shopping tips:

Rosegal offers free shipping, but I'd suggest to add tracking number + shipping insurance (there is a small fee to pay). If you choose the free shipping option, arm yourself with patience; you'll need to wait several weeks for your package to arrive. 

There is a nice selection of trendy jewellery at very affordable prices, and their sweaters, cardigans and hoodies are also very nice, so I always take a look at their current offer.

The items get sold out pretty fast, especially if they're on promotion, so make sure to double check if the item that you'd like to order is in stock, and always go for the items that have "priority shipping" (which means they'll ship out 3-5 days after placing an order).
They also have tons of new arrivals, so take a peek often: You might be the first one to get that trendy new arrival, at great deal!

Always check the size chart and customer's reviews (if there is any), that's always super helpful, as sizing can be a little bit tricky and often items run small.

I hope that these few tips were helpful!

If you'd like to see how all these items look like on, and some extra tips on how to successfully shop at Rosegal, take a look at my haul video:

Have you ever ordered from Rosegal? Were you satisfied? How was your overall experience?
Share your stories with me & with other readers in the comments! Thanks!!!

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Living Abroad Tag: Italy And Northern Ireland

Hello beauties!

In this post I'm going to share with you this fun TAG that I did with my lovely youtube friend of many years, Michela!

As I already mentioned, I love doing collabs with my blogger and vlogger friends, it's the best way to get to know each other a bit better and support each other.
I also love participating in TAGs and similar challenges as I think they're always fun to watch!
So Michela and I filmed a video TAG, "Living Abroad" in which we both answer to some questions and talk about our experience of living in a foreign country.

As you guys probably already know, I'm Croatian and I have been living in Italy for the past 10 years now! Actually, in July of this year it's going to be 11 years! That's crazy, right? It definitely sounds surreal to me, time flies by so incredibly fast!!!

My husband is Italian (born in Venice), and he is the reason why I moved from Croatia.
Ever since I moved to Italy, I've been living very close to Venice, a beautiful tourist attraction known for its beauty in the whole world!
I love living here, but Italy is full of gorgeous places that tell history, culture, tradition...a true must see for every curious tourist!

For example, I was left speachless by Rome's beauty!

Me doing some sightseeing in Rome: This is the gorgeous Fontana di Trevi.

It was so splendid, white and shiny (that year when we visited they had just finished restoring it, and it was a work that took place for many years!)

In front of the ancient Colosseum!

Michela, on the other hand, is Italian and she lives in Northern Ireland.

She also had a lot of interesting things to say about her experience, as an Italian and a true sun and food lover, of living in always cloudy northern country! But on the contrary of what you may think, she seems to love it!

We talk & talk & talk some more (lol, we sad a lot to say) about our experiences in our TAG videos, so if you fancy taking a look, here is mine.


1) What's your name?
2) Which country do you live in?
3) Do you live alone or with your family?
4) How long have you lived there?
5) Have you ever lived in another country? Which one?
6) How old are you?
7) Why did you decide to move abroad?
8) Was it hard do get a residence permit/visas?
9) What was the worst experience you've had there?
10) Tells us about a tourist attraction/sightseeing place you like and talk a little bit about it.
11) Do you speak the local language? Do you think it's important to learn it?
12) What do you think about the country you live in? How well do they receive foreigners?
13) Do you miss your family?
14) What products from your home country do you miss the most?
15) What are your plans for the future? Do you want to live there forever? 
16) What's something you use everyday where you live that you think your home country should also have?
17)What suggestions or tips would you give to someone who wants to live in this country? 
18) If you could describe in one word your experience in this country, what would it be?

In the video, I somehow skipped a question (#17), so I promised I would answer to it in my blog post!

What suggestions or tips would you give to someone who wants to live in this country?

Whether it's a short term, or a long term stay, I'd say go for it!

Italy is a country that isn't difficult to adjust to! It's a very beautiful country, known for many tourist attractions, history, tradition and culture. Try to make the most out of your stay here and visit it from North to South!

Also, enjoy the food! Italians are true gourmands and they truly have some of the best world's delicacy to offer (as a part of their normal, everyday cuisine and lifestyle!) 

Italians love to sing and are usually very friendly.

However, the years of economic crisis that stroke Italy (and the rest of the Europe for that matter), left its trace, so sometimes you can come across them being not so polite and closed towards receiving foreigners. However, that's a smaller percentage of population, at least in my opinion!

Every culture is different and you'll probably come across some culture shock: But be open minded, try to embrace the good and the bad this country has to offer and don't try to compare it to your own country (of course you're going to be homesick at times, but it's only natural to feel this way).

Try to learn the language, as it'll help you make friends. Many places offer free Italian lessons for foreigners!
It's important to know the language to feel as a part of the community and not to feel isolated: The majority of Italians aren't really brilliant at English! 

These were some of my tips for how to live happily in Italy. I hope I was able to help a bit.

Let me know, have you ever lived abroad? If so, where and how was your experience?
I'd love to hear everything about it!!!

xo from Italy,

*read more fashion, beauty & lifestyle posts at Glam Express

Monday 26 February 2018

#Mommymonday: Mommy dresses Zaful

Hello lovelies!

I hope you all had great weekend! Thanks for stopping by my blog & following, it means a lot!
It's super cold here in Italy, so we're staying in, waiting for the spring to arrive!

I'm starting this new series (#mommymonday), in which I'll try to post, every monday, a mommy related topic :-) I hope a lot of you will find it interesting, and if I skip some mondays...well, that's mommy's life (it's not always easy to find time to post, especially if there's a schedule to stick to!).

Anyway, today I'd like to share with you some pics from my little son's BIG first birthday!
He turned one past month, on 20th. of Januray, and I honestly can't believe how quickly a whole year has gone by. Babies grow SO MUCH in one year! He now eats solids, walks on his own, has 8 teeth...he's very articulate too (haha), but I'm still waiting for his "real" first words.
We have so much fun together, and I enjoy every minute of being his mommy :-)
I don't share photos of my son on social medias, but here I'll share a few!

He had a strawberry cheesecake as his birthday cake, and my hubby made it for him the night before!
I made him a banana bread, and we also had tiramisu (that my hubby also made)! It was a very big party, we had more than 35 invites, and at some point there wasn't enough space in the appartment for everybody to fit it! (lol)
Too bad it was cold winter weather, so having a party outside in our backyard wasn't an option!

On the last photo of us with a cake, you can see my hubby holding Sebastian's little cousin, Pietro. Pietro is just 4 months older than Sebastian. In the first year of babies' life, 4 months of difference is a lot, as they make tremendous progress with each month, but later on in life, 4 months is nothing!
Looking at the photo, I can't help but wonder how cute would it be to have 2 little boys...

Now, let's talk a bit about the fashion aspect of these photos...As the title says, I wore Zaful! This winter, I got so many things from Zaful (some of the coolest sweaters, that I'm yet to share with you!). In the first photos I wore white ruffle collar plain ribbed knitwear sweater that I absolutely love, and in the second set of photos (with the baloons), I wore oversized braided sleeve pullover sweater in pink, on top of my plaid shirt.
These are super trendy, but also really warm, and well made!
I always find such good deals and cute stuff at Zaful that it's quickly become one of my favourite on line shopping destinations :-)

Let me know where do you like to shop on line? (I'm thinking of doing a little guide of my TOP 10 fave on line shops, so let me know if you'd like to see a blog post about that!)

As a mommy, I like to dress casual but cute, I like my clothes to be comfy and functional but still on trend! Running after my little son is a full time job now, haha, so I need to feel comfort in the clothes I'm wearing, but as a true fashionista, I refuse to give up on style :-)

That's all for this #mommymonday post! I'll talk to you soon (ootd posts are coming up), and for all the mommies out there, stay tuned for next monday's post where I'll be reviewing Medela nipple shields and sharing some breastfeeding tips and personal experiences!

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Shiseido Ibuki Total Recharge Beauty Sleeping Mask Review

Hello beauties!

Today I'd like to present you one of the skincare product that became an essential part of my night time skincare routine. I'm talking about Shiseido Ibuki Total Recharge Beauty Sleeping Mask.

I really love Shiseido products and I've tried quite a bit of them already.
Currently my favorite Shiseido product is this beauty sleeping mask as it hydrates skin overnight and leaves me with youthful and plump skin in the morning.
It's a great product for busy mums, new mums or whoever doesn't get enough sleep during the night!

This will visibly correct dullness and tired looking skin, as it contains some amazing ingredients such as condensed vitamin capsules, that leave skin looking and feeling fully refreshed.

It also contains phytoplankton extract which thrives in the severely dry Sahara Dessert, and phyto-target complex which supplements natural moisturizing factor and intracellular lipids that are key to optimal barrier function.

In a few words, skin will look radiant, dewy and well rested, even after a night of inadequate sleep.

This awesome product contains vitamins C and E, as it helps tired looking skin appear brighter, clearer and more radiant after one night.
You can use it on occasions, or even every night (depending on your skin's need).
My skin is currently quite dry so this product is a must!
Have I told you about its gentle scent? It will definitely relieve you from daytime stresses, as it generates a feeling of relaxation, preparing you for a pleasant sleep (well, hopefully, if your baby sleeps through the night, that is! haha)

 I talk more about this beauty sleeping mask in my review video

One Extra Tip:

For greater results, spread the mask from the center of the face outwards. Close your eyes and breathe in the fragrance while applying on the skin. Press the acupressure points for inducing sleep along the eyebrows, and then glide your fingers along the lower eyelids, from the outer corners of the eyes to the inner corners.
This is a quick and effective beauty ritual that you can easily do on your own and pamper yourself a bit after a busy day.
As my skin needs change with time, so does the products I use, but one thing is certain: I always turn to Shiseido. From Pureness line (when I was in my 20-ies and fighting breakouts, to Ibuki or White Lucency, I'm always one very pleased consumer!)

I also reviewed more Ibuki products in this video if you're interested to find out more about this line:

Have you ever used anything from Shiseido? Do you like their products? Which one is your favorite?

xo from Italy,

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Friday 16 February 2018

Wella Color Fresh 10/81 Silver Review | Toning Yellow/Orange/Brassy Blonde Hair At Home!

Hello beauties!

As you already know, a couple of years ago, I started coloring hair at home.
It's been somewhat of a journey because it's definitely not easy to get a beautiful blonde color, when you're not a professional and basically learn along the way, doing trial and errors!
A few months ago, I was able to book an appointment by my hairdresser in Croatia (as we were spending a few days there so I thought I'd just go to have my hair done professionally!)
But, somehow, unfortunately, the color on my roots didn't turn out quite as I expected it to turn out and in the couple of following washes, it turned into quite brassy and orangey looking!
I was very disappointed because for such results I could have just done it myself, you know!


So I tried fixing it with a toner! I heard Wella Professional had great toners for achieving that perfect blonde, so at my local drugstore, I picked the Wella Color Fresh in 10/81 Silver.

It's a ready-to-use toner so you don't have to mix it with a developer or anything. The instructions say to leave it on wet hair for 5 to 20 min. 
So I washed my hair (shampoo, conditioner, etc) and then I applied the toner. I even put on a shower cap to create more heat and possibility for the toner to act better, and after a bit more than 20 min I rinsed it off.
The result was...invisible! LOL

Only my highlights got a bit ashier and had a hint of silver to it, but the brassy roots just stubbornly stayed that way! Ugh! I expected it to be more efficient.

So this toner I'd recommend for whoever needs to just freshen up already perfect blonde but not to fix or lighten hair.
Instructions say to use it minimum of 2 weeks after coloring your hair, to avoid hair damage; in alternative you can mix it with a white mask or a hair conditioner, leave on for some time and then proceed to washing your hair as you'd normally do.

I talk more about this toner in my video review, if you fancy taking a look:

Yesterday, I colored my roots at home again and I used the Kaypro color with 30 vol developer, which I mentioned already here and this time the results are better, as I left it on for longer.

However, I'll stop by my local beauty supplies store to ask if they have something to prevent my roots from going brassy after a couple of washes. I didn't want to use vol 40 as I'm afraid it will damage my hair too much! I'm not a professional, so if you know better than me, feel free to give me some tips & advices!

I read quite a few forums online and watched tons of DIY tutorials, so I understand this topic is quite popular, as we all would like to know how to get just that right color that we want, without damaging our hair or spending heaps on hairdressers!
Don't get me wrong, I'm willing to pay for having beautiful results but sometimes it's less than satisfying! Did I tell you about that time in Italy, when I had my hair done in a local salon and the hairdresser burnt my scalp when blow drying my hair?? She got it on max heat, just to be faster! That's horrible, as hairdresser sessions should be relaxing, not torture!

Do you have any bad experience with hairdressers or with your own DIY "hair project"?
I'd love to read your comments!

xo from Italy,

* Read more fashion & beauty articles at Glam Express

Thursday 8 February 2018

New In & Review: UGG Dakota Metallic Moccasin Slippers

Hi guys!

Today's post is a "New In" as I want to present you my new pair of slippers and do a quick review.

Those of you who know me well, (through my vlogs or in real life), will also know that I moan constantly about always having extremely cold feet (and hands!).
I buy slippers almost every month but I always turn out to be let down, as nothing can warm me up and sometimes even multiple pairs of warm socks won't do the trick! 

As a stay at home Mum (I have this privilege until this upcoming May), I spend most of my day in slippers. For a while now, I've been contemplating on purchasing a pair of Uggs (as I know they're super warm and filled with wool!).

I have two pairs of Ugg boots and those are great for cold winter days (a true life saver!)
To tell you the truth, even last year around this time of the year, I was thinking about getting a pair of Ugg slippers as January and February is when Ugg Australia website has great sales going on.
This year, finally I've decided there is no other solution but to get a pair of Uggs! I'm sick and tired of going through slippers every couple of months, it's not like we're talking shampoo or body lotion here!
Ugg webstore seemed like a perfect place to shop for my new slippers;  I was afraid to go on ebay or other places, as there are so many counterfeits when it comes to Uggs, that's just insane!
Years ago, I was scammed by an ebay seller, who sold me fake Ugg boots (they were actually well made, and it was difficult to tell whether they're real or fake, but now that I own 2 genuine pairs, I can tell the difference was clearly visible!)

I browsed through Ugg's sale section and decided on a pair of moccasin slippers (you can actually wear them outside!), model Dakota Metallic in grey.
They were reduced to 88 € (plus additional 10% off at checkout, so I ended up paying 79,20 €). The shipping was free, which was great!

All the other models of slippers were either sold out in my size, or even more expensive and due to the fact that I was going to wear these moccasins at home, I didn't want to splurge on more expensive models!

However, these are simply gorgeous, the quality is amazing and my feet have never been so warm!
At first I felt sorry for wearing them at home but then, I reminded myself, this was supposed to be their purpose, this is what I purchased them for. I have plenty of shoes for when I go outside, but I always suffer when I'm at home! So I just started wearing them as slippers and I'm enjoying them!

I might be staying at home even more now, since it feels so good! (haha, just kidding!)

Let me tell you a bit about the sizing, since this was the most important part for me (and I read tons of reviews) before making my purchase! 
Ugg boots run big, so it's advised to go a size down for them. For example, I'm size EU 40, but when it comes to Ugg boots, I go for EU 39, as 40 is way too big!
However, this rule doesn't apply when it comes to moccasin (luckily, I checked this before purchasing!).

When it comes to moccasin it is advisable to get them in your true size (these are 40EU and they're just a perfect fit!)

I love their quality and the metallic bows details, and the softness of the wool! They're also water resistant, which is amazing (maybe on the next sales I'll get a pair for going outside!)
I hope they'll last for the years to come.

I'll be doing a video review and unboxing for my youtube channel soon, please subscribe to be notified when it's uploaded!

If you have any other questions about the sizing of these moccasins, or anything else regarding my little purchase, leave me your comments!

xo from Italy,

* read more fashion & beauty articles at Glam Express

Friday 2 February 2018


Hello lovelies!

This is a different type of fashion haul: In this post I'm showing you some cute, trendy and budget friendly clothing items that me and my hubby picked out at H&M on sales for our little son. 
Our baby just turned one and we can't be more excited! He's growing so fast, so we needed to buy him a whole new wardrobe and we found that H&M not only has budget friendly clothes, but also nice quality fabrics and the cutest designes. 
I also filmed a fashion haul video for my SoniaVerardo BeautyBlog youtube channel, and you can watch it here:

Please support by subscribing, more mommy related topics are coming up soon on my channel!

Here is what we got for our little man ;-)

These two super cute grey sweaters: The one with a hoodie is an oversized model, so it looks so cool on my little son :-)

These 3 cotton sweaters, all super cute! The green one and the blue one really make the color of my son's eyes (blue) stand out even more, and the black is also super cute as it has all these funny robot prints!

Two pair of comfy but stylish pants: I love the military style model, but also the casual grey ones!

These baby grows (bodies) are soo nice! He can wear them as an underwear, but also as regular tops (once the weather gets warmer). The dark grey one is good for "special occasions" even, as it's ribbed and really nice. He looks so smart when wearing it!

These two cotton tops came together as a set, and we both love the car prints. My hubby is very passionate about cars and that's his work also, so these tops are super appropriate for our little man :-)

This baby grow and shirt are so smart, really awesome for special occasions, or when we want to dress him up a bit! This blue shirt is his first shirt and my hubby picked it out for him.

A pair of gloves for when outside is cold, or when we go in the mountains! We usually go for a walk when outside is really warm and sunny, but we're still in winter time, so these might still come in handy!

When it comes to shopping for babies, because they grow so fast, it's better to shop on sales or even in second hand stores. I was lucky that my colleague from work gave me a lot of clothes when my son was born, so for the first few months I didn't have to buy (almost) anything. Her son was born exactly one year before my son, so that was fortunate as everything fit him (in the right season).
Now I did the same thing, I passed my son's clothes that are too small on him, to my friend who had a baby at the end of December 2017. Another winter baby, so he'll make the most out of my son's clothes! Because babies grow so fast, usually the second hand clothes is as good as new! There's no point in splurging on babies' clothes, that's for sure!

I hope you liked this post! Leave me your comments, let me know are you a parent and do you have a boy or a girl (or both!)?

xo from Italy,

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