Wednesday 18 December 2019

A very cool gift idea for my kid!

Hello lovelies!

In this post I'd like to share with you one very cool gift idea for my kid! My little one will soon turn 3, and this means, besides his Christmas present, I'm also thinking about what to gift him for his birthday!
My little one is a very curious and active toddler, and he doesn't spent much time playing with one toy in particular, but he just likes to jump, climb and put to test my patience, lol!
I always look for inspiring gift ideas, as there are so many toys on the market, but more than often, we end up just spending the money, and our kids don't seem to even enjoy these toys.
That's why I decided to start picking out the right toys more carefully and really give in some tought before purchasing it! Is this item going to be interesting for my little one? Will it spark joy and teach him something? Will he keep coming back to play with it?

These here are some of the realistic images from our daily life...

I often go to Amazon to look for inexpensive gift ideas for my kid, and recently I came across this very cool LED Rainbow projector night lamp.
Basically your little one can have a rainbow in his/ her own room! That's such a cool gift idea and surely he'll be delighted!

If you're in Italy, you can order the rainow light here , and here is the link for UK orders

Here are some more details about this product and how it works:

  • Amazing rainbow projector.
  • Projects rainbow across the walls and ceiling
  • Turns on with the push of a button
  • Uses The latest Third-generation Multi-colord LED bulbs,which makes the rainbow much brighter,more realistic and more colorful than the previous editions
  • Powered by 4 AAA batteries (not included in the package) or AC Power( not included in the package)
  • Improve children and babies sleep, make your room more cozy and romantic, see a magical rainbow come to life.

There are tons of client's reviews saying how their kids adore this light, especially seeing it before going to sleep. I'm confident that my little one will adore it too! We can read books and watch the rainbow lights on the wall, it creates just the right mood for going to bed!

I hope you liked this idea!
Let me know, if you have kids (toddlers), what toys do they enjoy playing with most?
My little one also loves Lego, Play-doh, coloring books...

*in collaboration with Excerando

Wednesday 4 December 2019

My top picks: Holiday season women's dresses

Hello dolls!

In this post I'm going to share with you some tips and inspiration on how to get that perfect dress for the holiday season. Here in Italy where I live, in December can get quite cold, yet at the same time, it's definitely a party month. A lot of work/ family gatherings take place right around the holiday season, everybody is in a festive mood and the clothes need to be right for the occasion!
So I'm thinking, something cute & fancy, but warm!

I wanted to update my wardrobe for the holiday season, so I teamed up with Callabuy, as they have a big selection of cheap long dresses and also I'd love to bring you a few ideas for the upcoming holidays! When I think of Christmas party, I imagine myself wearing a long, lovely dress, feeling festive and feminine! The important thing for me is that it's also reasonably priced, so I don't go over my budget for the holidays.

Here are a few of my favourite models for this winter and family party / work party occasions:

This dress is a pure classic and it reminds me so much on Burberry style. It's very chic and elegant and definitely my cup of tea!

Another lovely model is this plaid, red & grey dress. It looks very cozy and warm, yet so festive! I love it!

These are just a couple of my favourite pieces, but there is a big selection of cheap clothes for women and here are a few more models that have caught my attention:

Did you know that polka dot print is extremely popular this season? If you want to keep up with this season's trends, this cute pattern is a way to go!

These are definitely some of the best selling pieces!

For my Christmas dinner with colleagues from work, this year I'd go for this lovely elegant maxi dress! I love the style of it, the print and the colour. I think it looks particularly nice teamed with a thin belt to accentuate the waist line. It's quite simple and elegant. I imagine wearing this dress for many different occasions!

My best tip for picking out the right kind of party dress for yourself would be to always keep in mind the occasion/ where the party will take place (location, time of the day/ night etc.), weather conditions, and of course, your personal style! Be informed about the latest trends, but don't try to follow them at all costs, instead of that, try to adjust them to your personal style and liking! I hope this was somewhat helpful and encouraged you to find your true style and outfit that represents you the best!

I hope you liked my selection! Let me know which one was your fave?

Greetings from Italy,

* in collaboration with Callabuy

Cozy & cute sweaters for the coldest time of the year!

Hello dolls!

Today in Italy it was quite cold! I think the weather in December is going to get even colder, and for the holiday season I'll have to be ready to use my warmest sweaters.
I do love cozy and warm knitwear and I have some really cute models that I like to wrap myself in, whenever outside temperatures get really low! I don't want to risk catching a cold!

Recently I got in touch with Ninacloak web store that sells really cute clothing so I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite pieces from their offer, for this winter season.
It might serve you as a bit of an inspo when it comes to renewing your winter wardrobe.

When outside is cold, I like to wear pants or jeans, and styling sweaters with them is easy.
When purchasing a new sweater I always look that it has at least a bit of wool, to keep me warm, and of course, I like nice prints and designs.

Here I found some really awesome women's sweaters on sale

My first pick is this lovely beige sweater. It's truly a timeless piece and a staple in my wardrobe. A piece like this will never go out of style.

I also wanted to show you this grey sweater with pearls, because I have a very similar one and I love it! This sweater is very cute even for special occasions or dinners out in a restaurant.

Patchwork sweaters are very popular this season, and also a very nice way to make your outfit a bit more fun and interesting!

Here's another must have for this season: Christmas sweater! I think everyone should own one, and wear it all through December :-)

This season's popular color is certainly green! A bit unexpected for winter months, but yet this is how it is! My favourite color has always been green, ever since I was a kid, because it's a color of the nature, but I don't actually have a lot of green clothing items in my wardrobe.
This here is a very cute sweater with side buttons as decorations. I think it would look great with high waisted mom jeans or similar!

I hope you liked my selection of warm winter sweaters! Let me know, which one is your favourite, and, do you own an "Ugly christmas sweater"? :-)

* in collaboration with Ninacloak


Hello lovelies!

In my today's post I'm going to share with you a little vlog that I filmed two weeks ago, when I decided to touch up my roots at home. I used two different hair colors by Kay Pro (7.0 Intense Blonde, and Caviar Supreme line, 8.1 Light Blonde Ash). I didn't want to go extremely blonde on my roots, but I did desperately want to cover my dark roots and some grey hair (ouch!!!)

With a help of sales assistant / hairdresser at Beauty & Co. store, I decided to opt for the mixture of these two shades, because I wanted to stay on the safe side, achieve very natural shade of blonde, without having to use a very high level of developer (I went for 20 vol.)

In my vlog "BLONDE PROBLEMS! WATCH ME TOUCH UP MY ROOTS AT HOME! MIXING KAY PRO INTENSE BLOND & LIGHT BLOND ASH" I showed you step by step how I colored my hair at home and the final result, so I'm sure you'll find it interesting if you're thinking about doing something similar!

Luckily, recently I was sent one of the best purple shampoos on the market, Bold Uniq, to test out & review if I like it. I tried using it after having colored my hair, and the result was fabulous!

All these "selfies" were taken in natural daylight to show you how the result looks like, the last photo doesn't even have any filter (the first two just have the filter "smooth" from snapseed, which shouldn't influence how the actual hair color looks like.)

I'm sure this shampoo helped me a lot in getting the desired result. It truly is one of the strongest, most pigmented purple shampoos that I have ever tried out, and it really works!
In just a matter of minutes you can get those ashy / silver hues in your hair, or combat brassy or dull shades. Of course, the result depends on the colour of your hair that you're starting with (silver shampoo can achieve anything from muting brassy tones for a warm honey blonde, to a cool white platinum, depending on starting hair shade). I left it in my hair for cca 5 min. and the result was already very much visible! I'm going to keep using it once a week to maintain this color, and if it gets a bit too violet, I can easily wash it off with a clarifying shampoo.
I'm so pleased, I'm certainly going to film a separate review of this product! It’s paraben & sulfate free, vegan, and not tested on animals, and it has very pleasant, citrusy scent I'd say.
With the shampoo, I also got a small detangling brush which I liked very much! It's very similar to tangle teezer, or Macadamia "No tangle" brush, and it's also super handy to carry in your beauty bag, everywhere with you!

I hope you had fun watching my hair coloring vlog! 

Wednesday 27 November 2019

This season's trend: Suede boots

Hello lovelies!

Today's post is about one trend I spotted for this fall and winter season: Suede boots!
I've always been a big fan of suede material, but I have to be careful and only wear it when the weather outside is sunny! Suede can get damaged in the heavy rain, so keep that in mind. On the market there are products to protect suede (such as spray that protects suede and all types of leather from water damage), so it's good to have one of those around, to make sure that your suede items will last longer.

I have a few pairs of suede boots in my closet already, but recently I've been introduced to one very cool on line shoe store, so I wanted to take a look at their current offer and share with you a couple of my favourite pairs for this season:

These booties are very similar to the pair that I bought a few years ago, and still is one of my favourite! These go well with everything, but I prefer to wear them with a pair of skinny jeans.

Next on my list are grey suede boots 

I adore these cowboy style boots! I have a very similar pair, but in nude, that I purchased around 15 years ago, when I was living in London, UK! I need to remind myself to start wearing them again, as cowboy boots are back on trend!
I'm so happy now that I didn't get rid of mine!

For the fall and winter season, one of my must-have and favourite colors is red! Red is also the color of holidays, Christmas and party season.
If you don't have a pair of red suede boots in your closet yet, what are you waiting for? Now it's the right time to grab them, I promise, you'll wear them over the next years and years!

I'm going to show you how my booties look like (almost the same model)

My boots are very similar, just without the black elastic detail and with a zipper instead. And the heel is also chunky and not too high, but black. They're very comfy and cute, I've had the for years and I think they instantly make any outfit more up to date and interesting!

Actually now that I think of it, I'm a big fan of red footwear, as I do have two other pairs of red boots (one is red leather and studs, you can find a similar model bellow)

and another pair that I got is actually thrifted probably 10 years ago, and it's red suede with higher heel, something like this pair:

I hope this inspired you a bit!

The cool thing about fsjshoes web store is that you can actually design your own shoes! That's pretty amazing, right? Especially if you're that person who knows exactly what she likes / wants, but never seems to be able to find it on the market!

It's definitely a fun option to try out!

Lastly, let me share with you a pair of badass, party season booties that can't pass unnoticed :-D

Are you thinking the same way as I am here? Disco party fever baby, yeah!!! 

Let me know, will you be getting a pair of new booties for this season?

* in collaboration with

Natural oils: My beauty must haves for healthy & glowing skin & hair!

Hello loves!

This is going to be a quick post about my must haves when it comes to my beauty (skincare, bodycare & haircare) routine. I'll be talking about some of my favourite natural oils, such as argan, rose and coconut oil.
I started taking care of my hair with natural oils years ago, and then I discovered they're also great for  skincare and I've been the biggest fan ever since!

When it comes to my skincare routine, I swear that these natural oils are more effective than any kind of expensive high end serum! I'm all for aging naturally whilst taking the best possible care for your skin and the entire body. I'm 38 years old and firmly say no to botox, or any other kind of more invasive beauty procedure / treatments.
Funny enough, when I state this in my youtube videos, or talk how I prefer to age naturally rather than turn to botox, youtube demonetizes my videos and makes them less visible to my audience / potential audience. So much about the freedom of speech, huh?
I don't bash on people who turn to these treatments, I just preach my own beauty philosophy: Accepting yourself, your age, changes on your body, but doing your best to take care of yourself, your mind, body and soul, naturally.
Some people break a bank shopping for overhyped beauty products, but that is absolutely not necessary in order to have beautiful hair/ skin! On the market today, there are so many great inexpensive alternatives to overpriced high end products.
Remember that when you're buying a super popular product, a good portion goes to the marketing and you're buying the "story", the "hype" that's been created around this product.
I considered myself a true beauty junkie and I've tested out many different beauty brands, from high end to drugstore, and I've come to a conclusion that, when it comes to preserving that youthful appearance, natural oils truly are the best!

no filter, natural daylight

Natural oils really take the best possible care of my skin and the results are clearly visible!

These here are just some of my favourite oils; the ones that I currently have.
I still need to repurchase line seed oil that I use as a pre-shampooing hair mask, sapote oil (I use it also as a mask before washing my hair, it's great against hair loss and to strengthen hair).
Some of my favourite brands for good natural oils are Alverde (exclusive to Drogerie Markt drugstores), I Provenzali and Forsan (these two are italian brands), but you can get your natural oils in a local herbalist store.

I use rose hip oil and calendula oil for my body care. I massage these oils after having showered. After long day at work I'll go for either rose hip oil (relaxing), or calendula (which is great for sore muscles, even after sport activities or workout).

Karite oil I currently use as a hair mask before washing my hair. I'll soak my hair with this oil, massage the roots, pull the hair up in a bun and leave it for an hour or two, after which I'm ready to wash my hair! The result is incredible! Soft, shiny, silky and healthy hair! You have to try it out :-)

Castor oil I use to grow back my overplucked eyebrows (yes, I was a teenager in the '90.-ies, that explains it all!) It really works but you have to be patient and give it some time. I massage the oil into my eyebrows every night before going to sleep, and I promise, it helps!

Coconut oil has many benefits, and besides using it in the kitchen, I also use it as a hair treatment (just like I use the karite, or line seed oil). It really helps my highlighted hair to stay hydrated and strong.

Argan oil, needless to mention, is another must have oil in my beauty routine. I use it before my face cream. I like my argan oil to be 100% natural, and you can check that by looking at the list of ingredients, and by its very characteristic scent.
It's very potent anti-aging and my skin loves it!

Rose oils are also my favourite things when it comes to preserving skin youthful and healthy. I use these oils before my daily moisturizer, or mix with bb creams.

At night, I'm always soaked in oils, and even now, when I'm writing this post! My hubby always looks at me with wonder, but he's getting used to me being all glowy in the evenings, haha!
I swear, the results are super visible in the morning! :-)

You can check out some of my skincare videos here:

A little bit more about natural oils that I love:

Let me know do you use any of these oils, and if so, which one is your favourite?

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