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TOP 5 OF THE MONTH: JULY 2014

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Well I have cheated this month choosing six favourites instead of five but I just couldn´t decide only five this month. Ok here there are the products I´ve been loving through July.

Palmer´s Coconut Oil Formula Conditioner. This is a good and inexpensive hair conditioner made with no sulfates or parabens. The texture is thick and creamy and leaves the hair well moisturised and soft. The coconut scent is quite strong and chemically and last for long on the hair.

Uriage Thermal Water. I love using thermal waters, specially during summer time. I´m really enjoying using this one from Uriage at the moment. This is perfect as a toner and to refresh the skin. It´s really soothing, moisturising and refreshing.

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Picnic in the Park. It´s the only lip product I´ve been using this month! Perfect coral-pink colour, so flattering and the formula of these is just perfect!

Origins GinZing Moisturiser.  Finally I got this moisturiser and I have to say it´s great! This has a light texture and it absorbs quickly. It feels really nice and fresh in the skin. It smells incredible too, very citrus, orangey scent. I think this may be the best moisturising for summer time.

Clarins HydraQuench Cream. I´m so impressed with this moisturiser! My skin type is normal to combination but it´s also sensitive with some dry patches and this has definitely helped with my dry areas. It´s moisturising but doesn´t feel heavy or greasy. The formula is very lightweight and it absorbs quick into the skin. 

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil. I just started using this oil before to go to sleep and it´s fantastic! The texture is quite dense but sinks in fast and leave the skin soft. It´s great for dry patches, scars, red marks and for healing a blemish fast.  It is also really moisturising. The morning after the skin looks so beautiful and glowing. I think this is going to be a good ally in winter time.  This is also an organic product, so no nasty ingredients here, which is something very positive. 

Have a nice day everyone!

x


5 SUMMER READING BOOKS

Wednesday, 23 July 2014


Today I want to show you these 5 books I chose to read this summer. They all are easy to read, entertaining, perfect to bring with you on your vacation. Some of these books are new and some are old, but all of them are wonderful beach reads. Let's get started!


Me Before You (Io prima di te, italian version) by Jojo Moyes. 

“You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” 
― Jojo MoyesMe Before You

“Push yourself. Don't Settle. Just live well. Just LIVE.” 
 Jojo MoyesMe Before You



This is a beautiful, incredible love story with real emotion and depth. This was a great book I could hardly put it down. It will make you laugh and cry; it's funny and honest. Highly recommend it!

The Happiness Project Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin.
 "The days are long, but the years are short" Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. "The days are long, but the years are short," she realized. "Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.
I currently reading this one and I'm enjoying it so far. I like the concept of the book and it really gives a positive and inspirational message. 

From Notting Hill with Love...Actually (Innamorarsi a Notting Hill, italian version) by Ali McNamara


She was just a girl, standing in front of a boy, wishing he looked more like Hugh Grant. Ali McNamara, From Notting HIll with love...actually.

Movie fanatic Scarlett O'Brien dreams of a life as glamorous and romantic as all the big screen flicks she worships. When a chance house-sitting job in iconic Notting Hill comes along, she knows living in one of her favorite movie settings is an opportunity too good to pass up.

This book is cute and funny. If you are a romantic movies fan, there are lots of movie references throughout the book. A must read for the hopeless romantics!


Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

“Men who want to get married propose. You don’t need to read the signs. They propose and that’s the sign.” 
― Sophie KinsellaWedding Night

Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad—not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action. No dates, no moving in together, they’ll just get married . . . right now. Her sister, Fliss, thinks Lottie is making a terrible mistake, and will do anything to stop her. But Lottie is determined to say “I do,” for better, or for worse.

I really like Kinsella's books so I expect this to be cute, fun and very entertaining! 

Lauren Conrad Beauty, by Lauren Conrad

I finally got this one! I love Lauren Conrad's style. This book is a beauty guide where Lauren shares lots of beauty tips, advice, experiences and personal anecdotes

Have you read any of these? What's your favourite summer book?

x

BEST BUDGET PRODUCT #8: ESSENCE BIG BRIGHT EYES

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


I recently discovered these highlighters crayons from Essence Cosmetics and I was sure since the beginning I had to include these in one of the best budget buy posts

There are 3 different shades available but I got this one, the 02 Pearly, which is a pinky champagne colour, very pretty and flattering for all skin colours.

The texture is very soft and quite creamy that blends smoothly. It gives a very subtle sheen, it's not glittery or shimmery, it's really natural and leaves a nice sheen to the skin. 

This jumbo pencil looks beautiful when you use it in the inner corners of your eyes and in the first half of the eyelid or all over, perfect to opens and brightens the eyes. Instantly makes you look fresh and awake. But this little thing is really versatile as well, you can use it as a base for your eye shadow or as face highlighter, adding a bit on the top of the cheekbones, under your brow bone or down the nose. 

It's a really inexpensive highlighter pencil that it's perfect for everyday use when you don't want nothing to shimmery or obvious. It's also great for young girls and people that are just starting with make-up.

There is a shade called Nude, an opaque version that could be a good dupe for the Benefit Eye Bright Pencil which I showed you in the picture above.


Have you tried this product by Essence?

Have a lovely day everyone!

x



Feel Bella

SUMMER NAIL COLORS

Friday, 4 July 2014


Get your fingers and toes ready with these gorgeous nail colours. Corals and pastel shades look great on the nails during summer time.  I like to wear two different nail polish colours on my fingertips and toes, these colours are great to combine and pair to create a fabulous summer mani-pedi pairing. Here six nail polish colours perfect for this season.

The Coral: Essie Tart Deco
The Coral-Pink: Essie Cute as a button
The Orange: Kiko Nail Laquer #357
The Baby Blue: L'Oreal Color Riche in Ocean Porcelaine
The Mint Green: Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Sugar Apple
The Pastel Pink: Essie Fiji


Happy weekend everyone!