Tuesday 29 May 2018

Prom Dress 2018 |babyonlinedress| My Embarrassing Prom Story!

Hello beauties!

Today's post is dedicated to prom and all those gorgeous dresses for special events that can transform you in a real life fairy princess.

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 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 prom, as back in the day I was very shy and didn't have any male friends (lol, I know!).

Now that I shared with you this (kind of) embarrassing memory, I also want to give you 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.

Prom as we all know, is one of the very important events in a young girl's life. It's definitely an event to remember forever and every girl wants to keep as one of her  best memories.

It should be a very fun day, filled with happiness, joy, cheerfulness and youth!
That's why every girl needs the right dress to shine like a star and to truly feel that way.

I got a chance to collaborate with Babyonlinedress.com, a company that specializes in producing and distributing dresses for prom, weddings and all sorts of special occasions. So I picked one dress from their big selection and also a few of my other favorites from their bestsellers to share with you as inspiration!

How gorgeous are the floral appliques? This detail makes the dress so special. Tulle is definitely my cup of tea and this particular dress you can even wear as a skirt, and for those casual days, if you put a cool print sweatshirt on top and pair it with flats or sneakers. Having troubles picturing it? Try it out for yourself! I have a similar tulle dress and I wore it for special occasions but even for those casual days.
In some photos, I'm wearing my black Emporio Armani shoes but then I switched to Zara red heels, as I thought they go better with the color of this dress and with my red lipstick. What do you guys think and which do you prefer?

Emory A-Line Crew Tea Length Lace Appliques Short Prom Dress in Dark Navy available here
Emporio Armani Shoes
Zara Red Faux Suede Classic High Heels 
The prices are very competitive, the quality is great and the shipping is rather quick (I guess it also depends on where do you live- the company does ship worldwide! But it didn't take long for it to arrive here in Italy.)

Here are a few of alternatives that I liked from Babyonlinedress:

You can check out my video where I talk more about prom dresses 2018. & styling tips here:

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Tell me everything about your prom! How it went and what dress did you wear?

xo from Italy,

* in collaboration with Babyonlinedress
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Monday 28 May 2018

5 fashion items I need this summer

Hello lovely people!

I'm back with a summer fashion wishlist, I hope this serves you as an inspiration if you're thinking about renewing your wardrobe for summer.
I returned to work after 2 years of maternity leave, and I work in fashion so immediately I was updated on latest trends and must haves for a very fashionable summer!
In my free time, I also browsed through the offer and new arrivals of one of my favourite on-line shopping destinations, Zaful, they have some really cool items that I wanted to share with you.
The prices are very affordable , and the shipping is quite quick! I ordered from this web store many times before, and I was always satisfied.

This season, I really want to have these striped color block high waist wide leg pants!

High waist wide leg pants are very popular this season, so I'd really like to add a pair to my wardrobe.

Next on my list are kimonos! I love this floral print one, it has a tropical vibe and reminds me of summer holidays and chilling at the beach.
Kimonos are another very big trend this season and you don't need to necessarily wear them only for the beach, but they're perfect even for everyday, out & about, coffee with friends etc.

In summertime, we all love a pretty floral dress! It's a perfect clothing item to wear in the summer heat, and it's super easy and quick to style.
I picked this floral slit smocked off shoulder midi dress in pink:

This model is also available in yellow and blue colour!

Cute bikini is a must in every summer wardrobe. Scalloped bikinis are very popular this summer, so I picked this bright red model for my upcoming vacations:

This model is also available in black, yellow and pink: I opted for red because I'm too pale to wear yellow, and red is quite big this summer. 

Last (but not least) is a pair of trendy sunglasses. These leopard pattern match black sunglasses are one of the "hot" items at Zaful, plus the price is super affordable!

Ok guys, these were my Zaful must haves for this summer! Btw, here in Italy it's already super hot weather and it feels like summer indeed! I'll have to hurry up and order all these items :-)
Let me know which one did you like best and how would your summer fashion must haves list look like!

I'll be waiting to read your comments!

xo from Italy,

* in collaboration with Zaful

Thursday 24 May 2018

Yet Another Hair Color Fail! (BRUNETTES, DON'T DO THIS AT HOME!!!)

Hello beauties!

The ones who are following my hair coloring journey know that so far I have tried many different shades of blonde: From box hair dyes available at supermarkets, to professional hair dyes.
I wasn't always pleased with the results, but at times I did manage to pick the right shade.
Having said that, one would have thought that by now I have learned my lesson: Color does not lift color and you can't expect to go lighter just by picking a lighter box hair dye shade from the one you previously used!
This is the "experiment" that I did before I used professional hair colors, but I wanted to blog/ vlog about it, as a little warning to all of you who are trying to go lighter at home, using box hair dyes.
Needless to mention the outcome of this experiment was a fail!
I fixed it with purple shampoo, then waiting for cca 3 weeks, and then going to my hairdresser to get some professional help (and a good dose of highlights!)
When I use shades 7.1 (natural ash blonde / dark ash blonde) it always turns out great, but I know now that I can't ever again reach for box hair dyes level 10 or higher if I don't want to achieve a disaster on my head!


L'Oreal Creme Excellence - 9.1 Very light Ash Blonde - 1 Kit

Because of the "ash" element, I wanted to believe that this might somehow work in lightening my hair to a nice shade of blonde.

But the outcome was far from what I pictured in my head as a "nice shade of blonde."

These are some screenshots from my video review which you can check out here if you haven't yet:

The kit that I used was from L'Oreal Creme Excellence line, and to be honest, I have only the best things to say about the actual quality of the product.

The important thing is to use the shade that will actually work on you, taking in consideration your natural (or base) hair color.

In the kit you'll also get a little tube of serum that you're supposed to apply on your hair pre-coloring, so it gives and extra protection to your hair.
It has a good grey coverage, you get a good size of a conditioner that you can use more than once and the whole coloring process is simple & easy.
In the past, I used Creme Excellence 7.1 (Ash Blonde), which turned out to be a very flattering shade of darker ash blonde that I used on my roots, and it turned out looking fabulous!  

I reviewed it here:

I hope these reviews and sharing my experience and what I've learned in the process, was helpful.
Now I came back to dying my roots a slightly bit darker, with natural/ darker/ash tones of blonde, and this is what works best for me!

xo from Italy,

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Thursday 17 May 2018

Beauty Bigbang Makeup Haul & First Impressions!

Hello beauties!
Have you ever heard of Beauty Big Bang makeup?
It's a fairly young and emerging beauty brand but I'm sure it'll soon be very popular!
I had a chance to pick out and try out some of their makeup items and I was impressed.

From their big offer, I picked some products that I thought would work well for me on an everyday basis, products that I'd normally want to use in my everyday makeup routine.

My first impressions were very positive!


Beauty Bigbang Eyes eyeshadow palette #02
Beauty Bigbang Rainbow Highlighter # 03
Beauty Bigbang Matte Liquid Lipstick # 03 Dolce K
Beauty Bigbang Loose Powder # 01 Ivory

I filmed a video where I'm unboxing the products and quickly trying on everything that I got, and you can check it out here

My favourite products from this haul were the liquid matte lipstick and the loose powder!

But I also loved the other two and I filmed a makeup tutorial where I review them in more details (I'll post about that soon!)


Very high quality at a very affordable price
Nice packaging, very practical and simple design
Very competitive makeup
Great selection of colors, ranging from everyday tones, to more crazy, "out there" colors that not all of the brands are offering.

Here is a little preview of how the lipstick looks like, but soon I'll post more detailed review of all the products!

Have you ever tried anything from Beauty Big Bang?

If you're interested, I have 10% off coupon for their entire offer, just enter SVX10 at checkout then, let me know your first impressions of this brand in the comments below! 

xo from Italy,

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Friday 4 May 2018

OOTD: Pom Pom Sweater

Hello lovelies!

Today I have a quick outfit post to share.
This is actually the outfit I shared on Glam Express a good couple of weeks ago (when the weather was still quite cold), but I forgot to post it here!
So here is what I wrote...
Since the weather here in Italy is still quite cold and Spring time seems like still far away, I'm still mostly in my cozy and warm sweaters.
This year, I picked up quite a few chunky knit sweaters online, among other places, Zaful too was one of my destinations for good shopping.
I spotted this oversized pom pom sweaters and thought it was super cute!

I wore it a lot this winter and since today the weather is again very gloomy and chilly, I decided to pull it out of my closet again!


Zaful  Oversized Pom Pom Sweater
Zara Ripped Boyfriend Jeans
H&M Pink Tights 

I wore it with my ripped, boyfriend fit Zara jeans and I put a pair of pink tights (H&M) underneath.
I don't think wearing tights underneath ripped jeans is very cool, but hey, does it matter?
I seem to like it and I needed that extra layer today :-)
Let me know how do you like this look!
I think this sweater is just too cute!
How's the weather like where you live, has the Spring arrived yet?

xo from a chilly Italy!

I'll be back soon with new posts! Have a nice weekend everyone!

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