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5 things that help me to get back on track + Abiby beauty box

Monday, 8 October 2018




Transition between Summer and Autumn is always brutal. As it’s always being on the run and constantly moving house and country. Since being back in Italy this Autumn I’m putting my energy into getting back on track with my skincare regimen, fitness routine and myself in general.

One of my favourite ways of getting myself to feel better is home spa. I always try to make some me-time where I can relax and pamper myself. As every new season draws in it’s really important to update and refresh your skincare regime and prepare for the harsh winter weather ahead of us.

These five things always help me to get my skin (and myself) autumn ready and back on track

Start the day with hot water and fresh lemon. Adding fresh lemon to your morning cup of hot water will help kick start your day. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood, resulting in clearer skin. This is one of the best beauty tips I have ever seen! 

Hot baths and exfoliate. Getting rid of any layers of dry, dead skin is a great way to prep your skin for cooler months.

Wear an SPF, always. Even though the sun may not be as visible during the autumn months, make sure you still wear an SPF as the sun can still damage your skin when it’s not sunny. So important! I never leave the house without face spf. 
Moisturize every single day, don’t forget your lips. Look out for products that contain super hydrating ingredients to keep skin cells plump and skin looking radiant and youthful. 
Meditate a little everyday. Meditate for anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes every day helps to reduce stress, increase focus and overall happiness. 
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Passare dall’estate all’autunno e’ sempre una transizione difficile. E’ un periodo costantemente di corsa, con un cambio di casa, di paese. Da quando sono tornata in Italia, questo Autunno, sto mettendo tutte le mie energie per tornare ad un equilibrio corretto per la cura della pelle, esecizio e me stessa in generale.  

Uno dei metodi che preferisco per rimettermi informa e’ la spa fatta in casa. Cerco sempre di trovare del tempo in cui posso rilassarmi e coccolarmi un po’.  Con il termine di ogni stagione e’ veramente importante cambiare e rivedere quanto si fa per la curda della pelle, in particolare in preparazione per un freddo inverno.
Queste sono cinque cose che mi aiutano a prendermi cura della pelle, e anche un po’ di me stessa, nel periodo invernale. 

Un inizio ad acqua calda e limoneIl limone nell’acqua aiuta ad eliminare le tossinedal sangue aiutando ad avere una pelle piu’ pulita.  Questo e’ uno dei migliori consigli di bellezza di sempre!

Bagni caldi ed esfoliazione. Eliminare gli strati di pelle secca e morta e’ una ottima maniera per preparare la propria pelle per i mesi invernali.

Usa protezione solare, sempreNon esco mai di casa senza un minimo di protezione solare sul viso.

Idratarsi ogni singolo giorni, senza dimenticare le labbraCerca prodotti con ingredienti super idratanti.

Meditare qualche minuto al giornoDa 5 a 10 minuti ogni giorno riduce lo stress, aumenta il focus e ci fa sentire anche un po’ piu’ felici.



To help me in all of these, this month I’ve had the opportunity to try this cute subscription box called Abiby which was full of great products ready to be used in a full pamper session. It allowed me to treat myself and try new products I wouldn’t normally reach for. This months box is called Back to the city, so all the products were amazing for my autumn-ready skin.


Abibyis an Italian company so I was super excited to collaborate with them. I love the idea of this beauty box where you get to treat yourself to 4 or 5 beauty goodies every month and discover new brands and products, personalised by the current season. The box is beautifully presented and all goodies are fabulously wrapped up, it even came with a gorgeous dust bag which I’ll totally reuse. So looking forward to future boxes. 




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Per aiutarmi in tutti questo, nel mese di Settembre, ho avuto l’opportunita’ di provare questo interessante servizio chiamato Abiby. Mi ha fornito una serie di prodotti pronti per essere usati nei propri momenti di spa.
Mi hanno permesso di provare nuovi prodotti che normalmente non avrei considerato e regalarmi ancora di piu’ dei momenti speciali. La scatola di questo mese di chiama “Back to the city, gia’ dal nome si capisce che e’ piena di interessantissimi prodotti pensati per preparare la  pelle al periodo autunnale.

Abiby e’ una societa’ italiana, sono quindi contentissima di poter collaborare con loro. Mi piace molto l’idea di una scatola di bellezza dove puoi avere 4-5 prodotti di di bellezza ogni mese e scoprire cosi’ nuovi brand, trattamenti e soluzioni personalizzati in base al tipo di stagione.
La scatola si presenta molto bene e tutti i prodotti sono impacchettati perfettamente, troverete anche una borsina in tessuto che ho gia’ usato piu’  volte in questi giorni. Non vedo l’ora di provare le prossime! 



Check out their website for more info and to the discover all the current offers ;)

Guardate il lorosito per maggiori informazioni e scoprire tutte le offerte ;)


Keep calm and pamper yourself might be my new motto in life 




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Lipsticks Declutering | Creating my lipstick capsule wardrobe

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

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chanel mademoiselle lipstick

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Before I moved to Singapore I had to do a huge makeup clear out because it was impossible for me to take all my makeup with me to another continent. It wasn't so hard to get rid of some old products but when it comes to lipsticks that's another story... its super difficult for me to decide and say goodbye to some of them. I'm obsessed with lip products and I've collected a lot over the past year. 
I just got to that point where I want to be able to use what I have. And because I move house and countries quite often maybe it’s time to get rid of some lippies sadly. My idea..I kind of want to build a capsule lipstick wardrobe if that makes sense.


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Lipsticks I have to say goodbye to...
Too old lippies basically that have been around for long and they're just not the same

YSL Sheer Candy lipstick 09 Cool Guava and Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in Coral are amazing sheer and hydrating balmy lipsticks but they’re quite old and the colours are not so me anymore.

YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oil is a very unusual lip gloss-lip treatment oil based so it kind of sinks and hydrate the lips. I like the product but smells quite funky so it has to go..

Nars Rikugien Satin Lip Pencil is a muted rose colour with a frosted finish. I used to be obsessed with this but since I discovered Sex Machine lip pencil also from Nars, I haven't used the other so I'll give it to a friend who can use it more than me.

Marc Jacobs Love Buzz is such a special colour and that's why I don't use it much. It's such a beautiful shade though, rose gold with pearl finish.

Dior Fluid Stick #229. It's a great everyday shade, a very natural pink beige nude. I love the hybrid formula it feels like water when it goes on and doesn't feel sticky. But again this has a bit of smell so I need to let it go.

ABH Dusty Rose Liquid Lipstick is such a gorgeous colour, exactly a matte dusty rose shade. But I have to say I was disappointed with the formula and I barely use it! 


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Lipsticks that forever stay...
Old time faves and special ones

Chanel Mademoiselle. One of my go-to lipsticks and that I adore. It's a beautiful rose, nude pink colour that goes on smoothly and makes my lips feel moisturised and soft. (Wearing Mademoiselle in the pic above)

Laura Mercier Spiced Rose. It's the perfect natural lip colour. It's a soft mid-tone rose that goes on beautifully on the lips. 

Dior Lip Maximizer. This is a lip plumper/lip gloss. It tingles and has a minty scent but it really plumps your lips and makes my lips fuller. 

Guerlain La Petite Robe Beige Lingerie. It's just the perfect shade, it's a beautiful soft pink-nude colour. It feels very smooth and silky, giving a lovely shine to the lips

Sephora Cream Lip Stain #13. A lipstick I would repurchase over and over again. This is a lovely mauve pink-brown lip cream, very flattering and so easy to wear.

Chanel Boy Coco Shine. It's pretty much the lipstick everyone should own.. It's easy to wear, it's so moisturizing and it goes with any make up look.

L'Oreal Erotique lipstick and Burberry Lip Velvet in Nude Rose are very similar actually. They both are warm soft pink colours with a satin finish. L'Oreal Erotique was the lipstick I used on my first wedding and the Burberry was the lipstick I used on my second wedding!



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Mac lipsticks...
You always need a trusty Mac lipstick in your collection. I did a big Mac clear-out before moving to Singapore so I only have three Mac lipsticks in my collection right now

Velvet Teddy, a rosy nude colour; Whirl, a matte rosy brown with a hint of mauve and Syrup, a sheer pink with a bit of mauve in it.

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Favourites of the moment...
Currently on rotation 

Fenty Beauty Lip Gloss Universal. It looks like nothing exciting in the tube but this is absolutely gorgeous! It's super creamy and moisturising and gives such beautiful neutral glow to the lips. You need this!

Nars Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. The colour is a beautiful mauve pink which is quite subtle for daily use but definitely more interesting than a regular neutral colour.


Tom Ford Ford Pink Dusk. Tom Ford's lipsticks are simply amazing and this colour is the most perfect natural, neutral pink shade.


Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments
. This product is hydrating and keeps my lips moisturised and soft for hours. Plus all the colour range is so beautiful. I got these three shades: Rose, a sheer rosy tint; Petal, a pinky nude colour; and Bloom, a beautiful warm pink.







What's your favourite lipstick of all time you can't live without?



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Favourites of 2017 | Beauty

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

2017 beauty favorites
2017 beauty favorites
2017 beauty favorites
2017 beauty favorites


Second part of my 2017 beauty favourites, in this case I'm showing you my most loved skincare and haircare products.
You can see the first part, the makeup faves here ;)

Favourite lip balm
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. They totally live up to their hype. The product is hydrating and keep my lips moisturised and soft for hours. Plus all the colour range is so beautiful. I got these three shades so far: Rose, a sheer rosy tint; Petal, a pinky nude colour; and Bloom, a beautiful warm pink.

Favourite masks
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. This is actually another lip treatment that you apply at night and you'll wake up with a super moisturised lips, it's amazing! If you have lips that are frequently dry give this mask a try!

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. This is one of those must-have korean skincare products and I totally understand why. I apply this at night time and always wake up with the softest, hydrated and glowing skin. It's super hydrating but I have combination skin and this works great for me. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who needs a hydration boost or who has dull looking skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask. I was skeptical about how good this mask was at first, but I have to say it's absolutely amazing. This mask hydrates, tightens pores, brightens your skin, it does it all! After you wash it off you really do have baby soft skin like it says!


2017 beauty favorites

Favourite Face Serum
Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum. Another K-beauty best selling product I discovered this year and I'm obsessed with. It's very hydrating but it absorbs quickly into the skin, it feels so refreshing. It keeps my skin moisturized, it has a firming effect on my skin and smells very good. Skin doesn't feel oily or dry after application. I seriously adore this product!

Favourite haircare product
Ouai Hair Oil. I This oil smooths without weighing it down and gives such a nice soft touch to the hair. It keeps it looking healthy and tamed, perfect for the Singapore humidity! Plus smells incredible! 

Favourite Skincare Oil
Argan Oil. It was the best discovery of the year! And now I can't live without it! It's packed with so many good things and vitamins for your skin. It's hydrating, anti-aging and works as a eye serum too. It also helps with blemishes and acne scars, this won't clog your pores so it's perfect for all skin types.This will transform your skin!

Favourite Makeup Remover
Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm. This is so effective at breaking down even waterproof eye makeup and rinses away completely.  It does not irritate, cause breakouts, or leave skin feeling dry. It's a fantastic product, I'm already on my second jar !

Favourite Skin Mist
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. This is so pricey but so good! I like to use this as finishing spray to set up my makeup and it works wonderfully. I feel like it gives me an extra glow and makes my make-up last for hours.











Have your tried any of these products? 
What have you loved this year?


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Favourites of 2017 | Makeup

Sunday, 21 January 2018
2017 makeup favourites, high end makeup favorites
2017 makeup favourites, high end makeup favorites
2017 makeup favourites, high end makeup favorites
2017 makeup favourites, high end makeup favorites
2017 makeup favourites, high end makeup favorites



Rounding up the best of makeup for 2017. These are my most loved makeup products of the year, some of them are new discoveries and some have been around for quite some time, but I love all of them! 
I love doing these posts every year, here we go!


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Old time favourites and a new discovery...

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisuriser Illuminating is an all-time fave, I'm on my second botte already. I love the soft sheen glow it gives the skin, makes you look awake and healthy. I've tried so many tinted moisturisers but I always come back to this one.

Armani Luminous Silk was the foundation I chose for my wedding so I had to add it to this list. It's lightweight, long lasting, lasts all day and it gives a radiant, natural finish.

Becca Under Eye Corrector has been my favourite product for covering my really dark circles. It goes on so creamy, effortlessly covers dark circles, lifts and brightens the eye area. 

MAC Pro Longwear concealer is my favourite for concealing blemishes or scars. It's so high coverage, waterproof and lasts all day. Perfect for the humid climate of Singapore!

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose PowderIt feels nice on the skin, lightweight and brightens the skin. Great setting powder for the whole face and perfect for baking those under eyes, it really does brighten up my tired eyes.

2017 makeup favourites, high end makeup favorites

cheeks 
I needed to include two blushes and two highlighters...

Becca Sunlit Bronzer in the shade Bali Sands is the perfect shade for fair skin and so natural looking too. It's not completely matte but it gives a lovely warmth and glow to the skin without looking too glittery, leaves a super healthy light glow.

Nars Orgasm blusher, a classic! But actually is the blush I reached for the most this year. Beautiful flush of pink with a little bit of shimmer.

Benefit Rockateur has been the blush of my wedding day. It gives a natural warm pink flush and a lovely warm and healthy glow.

Nars Hot Sand (the powder version) might be the perfect highlighter! It was my wedding day highlighter. It really is THE glow-from-within highlighter. It gives such a beautiful glow but looks natural and effortless.

Cover FX Blossom Enhancer Drops. This is so metallic and absolutely gorgeous! Leaves your face SO glowy! A little goes a long way and it's super mixable and versatile.


2017 makeup favourites, high end makeup favorites

brows
Benefit's whole range actually.

I genuinely love all the brow range, there's a product for all your needs. Everything I tried I liked. I particularly love the Goof Proof pencil and Gimme Brow gel. 



2017 makeup favourites, high end makeup favorites

eyes
two single eyeshadows and two palettes...

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean and Mac Soba have been my favourite single eyeshadows. Jean is the perfect champagne creamy shadow for everyday use. It's so pigmented and gives a beautiful effect and glow to the eyes. Mac Soba is the perfect natural shade, a kind of my lids but better colour. It's a warm golden brown with tiny gold shimmer particles.

Too Faced Sweet Peach. This palette is quickly becoming one of my favourite palettes. I really like the selection of colours, love all the peachy shades. And it's so versatile as well, it's perfect for natural day looks and for night time.

Urban Decay Naked Heat. I'm sure you all are tired of seeing this palette everywhere but the truth is this is absolutely amazing! Twelve beautiful warm toned eyeshadows, matte and shimmery mixture, perfect for everyday and night looks.

Benefit They're Real Primer. I love, love, love this stuff. It's a brown tinted primer that can be worn alone or under a mascara. It makes my lashes more defined and super long. It makes a huge difference under your mascara.

2017 makeup favourites, high end makeup favorites

lips 
too many favourite lippies this year...

Guerlain Long-Lasting Lip liner in the shade Bois des Santal, is the perfect match for my lips, it's not too brown and not too pink. It works perfectly with all my lipsticks.

Nars Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. The colour is a beautiful mauve pink which is quite subtle for daily use but definitely more interesting than a regular neutral colour.

L'Oreal Erotique lipstick and Burberry Lip Velvet in Nude Rose are very similar actually. They both are warm soft pink colours with a satin finish. L'Oreal Erotique was the lipstick I used on my first wedding and the Burberry was the lipstick I used on my second wedding!

Tom Ford Ford Pink Dusk. Tom Ford's lipsticks are simply amazing and this colour is the most perfect natural, neutral pink shade.



Have your tried any of these products? 
What have you loved this year?


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Favourites of the moment | Current everyday makeup products

Monday, 13 November 2017
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makeup favorites 2017, nars favorites, becca favorites

makeup favorites 2017, nars favorites, becca favorites

makeup favorites 2017, nars favorites, becca favorites



Here are my favourite makeup products at the moment. They're also my typical go-to products for my everyday makeup at the moment. In the morning I reach for those products that will give me a light and glowing face and that will make me look awake. These are a some of my makeup essentials that I use most days for a fresh-faced, minimal and  natural look. 

A lightweight and natural-looking foundation is everything I'm using at the moment. The Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation is an absolutely favourite right now. It's sheer coverage but has enough coverage to even out the skin. It also has such a beautiful finish, so glowy!

Another Charlotte Tilbury amazing product is the creamy shadow Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean. Perfect champagne cream shadow. It's so pigmented and gives a beautiful effect and glow to the eyes.

Becca Under Eye Corrector has been my favourite product for covering my really dark circles. It goes on so creamy,  effortlessly covers dark circles, lifts and brightens the eye area. It's quite thick, so you need just a small amount, or can look cakey. Definitely recommended if you have extremely dark circles. Nars Radiant Creamy concealer is the other concealer I'm using at the moment. I like it especially on days where I have little time to do my makeup. It's a good all rounder concealer, it has a pretty good coverage and works perfectly for dark circles and blemishes.

I'm so in love with the Becca Sunlit Bronzer in the shade Bali Sands, because it's the perfect shade for fair skin and so natural looking too. It's not completely matte but it gives a lovely warmth and glow to the skin without looking too glittery, leaves a super healthy looking light glow. I follow this by applying the Nars Riviera Multiple. It gives a beautiful flush of pink to my cheeks. 

Nars Hot Sand (the powder version) might be the perfect highlighter! It was my wedding day highlighter. It really is THE glow-from-within highlighter. It gives such a beautiful glow but looks natural and effortless. So highly recommended. 

Lastly, another product I'm obsessed with and that I used the day of my wedding. The Guerlain Long-Lasting Lip liner in the shade Bois des Santal, is the perfect match for my lips, it's not too brown and not too pink. It works perfectly with all my lipsticks. I'm so in love with it! I combine the lip liner with the Nars Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. I use this combination almost every day! The colour is a beautiful mauve pink which is quite subtle for daily use but definitely more interesting than a regular neutral colour.





What are you current everyday makeup products?








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