Sunday, 10 May 2015

PRIMARK SS14 BLACK JUMPSUIT

Ciao Belli!

Today I want to forget the rain and the cold we are having here in Manchester (as you would expect in May!) sharing with you some outfit pictures I took few weeks ago, when sun was shining and probably every single UK blogger was out there with a camera.

The main subject of the outfit is this black Primark jumpsuit I bought last month.

I cannot remember how much I paid but, you know how it works with primark, price it's never an issue, I believe it was around 20 quids.

I love jumpsuits, I actually ADORE this.

It's made of a thick, solid fabric that doesn't crease, it looks much more expensive than it actually is, it's one of those piece that will have people saying "I can't believe it's Primark!".

It comes with a little belt but I did not like it so I normally wear mine without.

Hope you enjoy the pictures, have a nice week end you all!










Jumpsuit: primark
Sunglasses; Elle from TKmaxx
Lipstick: Sephora
Jewellery: Swarovsky, Nomination, Thomas Sabo, Ti Sento 
Shoes: Melissa for Vivienne Westwood

Saturday, 9 May 2015

SEFRIDGES WORK IT EVENT AND ILLAMASQUA EVENT WITH ALEX BOX AND SPOB

Hello Ladies!

Cancel your plans for this week end because Saturday I have got a special appointment for you: Selfridges!

Brace yourself for a full immersion in beauty, express treatments, new collections and personal services, all there waiting for you.

The Work it! event is addressed to all us women that have to combine a very busy life with the pleasure of some time spent treating ourselves that, believe me, can really make a difference!



That's why Selfridges promoted the big beauty lunch breaks, where personal advices and services are provided in very little time.



Saturday 9th will be the turn of YSL, showing you some make up tricks and offering makeovers.


At the end of the month the Work It initiative will move to the Selfridges Trafford Centre and here is the schedule:

Thursday 28th May- Bobbi Brown Secret to On the Go Make up to find out about how to apply a effortless make up and you will be treated with refreshments and a tote bag.

Friday 29th may- Nars Make Up Your Mind where you can choose in between Smokey Eyes, Cheeck Technique and Full Power Pout and preview the new Christopher Kane collection (sign me up for this!!!)

Saturday 30th May - Illamasqua will teach you how to contour as a pro in a fraction of the time.

The new Spring/Summer collection have landed so there is no better time to let yourself going a bit crazy around the Selfridges beauty Lounge (forget the fact it's raining cats and dogs and it's bloody cold).





The big highlight of the Work It event was, for me, the talk held tonight by the legendary Illamasqua's Creative Director Alex Box and the Head of Professional Developer Spob O'Brien.



We waited for the ladies sipping cocktails and eating cakes from La Farmacia del Dolce (situated on the same floor of the beauty department in Selfridges Exchange) and when the ladies came in, well, it was just inspiration on full blast, they are an explosion of creativity and a manifesto of where  determination and personality can take you.




They have been there with us answering questions, laughing, having pictures and just showing to be  the extraordinary people I have always imagine they were.




Well done Selfridges for organising all this and..well, you know where to find me tomorrow (my eyes are on the Courreges for Estee Lauder collection).



Good Night!


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

BEAUTY&GO BEAUTY DRINKS: LAUNCH EVENT AND REVIEW

Hi!

Do we all agree skincare is one of the most important part of our daily beauty routine right?

Gone are the days when we were going to bed without cleansing, double cleansing, toning, moisturising our pretty faces and there is a constant dropping of new products to be added to our list.

The concept of treating skin problems from the inside it's not new: think about supplements and vitamins tablets that are specifically formulated to reduce wrinkles, improve complexion etc etc.

Now, what if, instead of a boring, tasteless tablet, there was something definitely more enjoyable to use...as a Beauty Drink!


Yes, finally we can drink a magic potion and be absolutely stunning in a blink...ok I am only joking but I think you get the concept.

I was invited to the launch event of the Beauty&Go beauty drinks in Selfridges few weeks ago and I personally tested the drinks for a month.





Beauty & Go drinks are packed with macro-antyoxidants that help to detox, revitalise, de-stress your skin.




There are 4 different kinds of flavours, with different targets:



Purple: Anti Ageing
Rich of collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E and orange, hibiscus, raspberry,  pomegranate extracts

Green: Detox
Purifying and detoxifying effect thanks to collagen, hyaluronic acid, cucumber, spirulina algae, artichoke, orange fibre, broccoli, dandelion, spinach, mint and nettle, citrulline, natural olive fruit extract, resveratrol, zinc and vitamin C.

Yellow:Vitality
Energy boost for the skin provided by  pineapple, ginkgo biloba, guarana, orange fibre, green tea, baobab, lemongrass, citrulline, coenzyme Q10, resveratrol, pantothenic acid, vitamins C, B6, B12 and provitamin A.


Pink: Radiant
Plumping and glowing effect, thanks to the usual collagen and hyaluronic acid, together with red grape, rosehip, green tea, orange fibre, aloe vera, citrulline, natural olive fruit extract, resveratrol, zinc and vitamins B7, B3, A and C.

All the drinks are Gluten Free, Calories reduced and with no Added Sugars.

The adviced quantity to notice the promised results is 3 a day.



I really like the idea of 4 different kinds of drinks and the website provides an accurate review of the ingredients and related effects, with a more than detailed Questions&Answers section here.

I was asked to fill a questionnaire and based on my answers, analysed by Julie my ideal drink is the Vitality (I could not agree more).



I religiously drunk my 3 bottles a day (ok maybe sometimes I forgot and I only had 2) and I was happy with the fruity taste and scent.

Did I notice any effect?

Yes, I did.

I am not gonna tell you my skin went from sandpaper to velvet just because of the drinks.
What I noticed is that, together with a nice and regular skincare routine and a clean eating, it made a difference.

I cut down on sugar and crap food and I am using some good products to clean my skin in the morning and before going to bed and all these worked together for me.

The amount of time I spend doing my base when I apply make up has reduced cos my skin is less dull, spotty and stressed.



If you have to pack a drink with your lunch, forget that coke or that boring juice and give these a go, it will even help you to reach the 5 a day you need.



The Beauty & Go drinks are available to buy in Selfridges and Tesco.

I am gonna try a month of Radiance now, I need some summer glowing!

Saturday, 25 April 2015

ESSENCE NEW COLLECTION I LOVE NUDE EYESHADOWS REVIEW AND SWATCHES

Good Afternoon Sunshines!

Is it not gorgeous when it's sunny outside....and you are stuck in work???

Thanks God it's not very busy down here so I am taking a little break to write this post.

Essence, my precious Essence, what would I do without you?

I visited the shop inside the Arndale last week end and I left with a little blue bag full of make up.

The fear of not having a complete stand is really make me buying more and more Essence make up.

The new collections available are the clearly Cinderella- inspired "Hidden Stories" and the "I love Nudes".

I did not get anything from the first one, despite loving the mousse eyeshadows and the highlighters, whilst I got few bits from the second one.

The eyeshadows are, in my opinion, the star products of the entire collection.

If you want to buy something from the I love Nudes, buy these.

The consistency is a dream, these are some of the best powders I have ever seen and owned.

The texture is soft and buttery but not too chalky, with a perfect and blendable satin finish.

The shades are my everyday choice, day and night, the kind of selection you can use day and night. I will probably hit the pan very soon considering how much I am using them.

You will find the swatches below (blame the crap blogger app for not letting me organize the pictures as I want) of the 4 shadows that I got.

01 vanilla sugar is a frosty white
02 cake pop is a frosty pink
03 creme brulee is a light creamy brown
04 sweet like chocolate is a caramel brown

My favourite has to be Cake Pop, the pink really suits my skin tone and with a matte black in the crease is the perfect base for my usual smoky eyes.

The collection has some permanent bits that can be found in the stand, as the Pure Nude Powder.

I went for the number 20 nude but it looks to me, due to the fact these are incredibly sheer powders, all the shades are quite transparent and will easily suit every skintone.

Despite being not the best powder in terms of longevity and needing few touch ups during the day I love the very natural matte finish the Nude Powder gives to my face.

I basically own all the Essence powders, reason being I travel a lot and I's d rather put at risk a cheap one than a more expensive one (you would be shocked by the amount of beauty products have found death in my suitcase).

Hope you will find this post interesting, let me know if there is something new from Essence I need to try!

Have a nice day babes!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

W7 IN THE CITY NATURAL BLENDS EYE COLOUR PALETTE

Hello sweethearts!
How are you all doing tonight?
Did you have a nice break for Easter?

I hope so!

If you follow me on twitter you will know mine have been...mmm...how can I say...maniac? Missed flights, horrible weather and Poorly Precious Baby were just the main ingredients.

Now I am back to reality and hopefully to this blog a bit more than I have been recently.

Tonight I want to share with you a little treasure found casually in a Peacock store.

The W7 palette In the city is probably the most spot on dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Basic 2.

Let's start with the packaging: the metal case is a winner for me, it's safe in my bag, easy to clean and nice to look at.

The eyeshadows themselves are soft and buttery and they blend very easily.

All the shades are matte.

Wigwam is a pale champagne

Troy is a soft nude hue

Brass is my fave, a light taupe

Touch is a soft brown

Autumn a greish brown

Andrea is a dark charcoal grey

Do not take into consideration the image at the back of the palette, it's useless cos the colours are not even closer to the ones inside.

I have been using this palette on a daily basis since I got it and now I really understand what the fuss was all about with the Naked 2.

These colours are just versatile and useful in basically every look you want to create.

I use the cream and nude shades as highlighters, the darkest ones to sculpt the crease or on the lower lash line to blend the eye pencil.

Considering the price of the palette, the quality is outstanding, they blend perfectly and last all day long with a primer (I use Make Up Revolution at the moment).

The retail price is what you will love most, I know...drumrolls please...4.99!!!

I normally buy W7 from Fragrance Direct but I cannot find this particular palette, so it's a case for the old dear friends  eBay and Amazon.

You may find interesting that there is a second version of this palette that is called In the nudes that is, of course, the dupe for the Naked Basic 1.

There is another star product from W7 that I love, can you guess which one is it?

Thursday, 16 April 2015

ADIDAS SUPERSTAR PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Hello everybody!!!

I am fighting with a multi failure situation here, Internet doesn't work in the house, blogger doesn't work on my phone and I cannot find the charger for my camera but here I am trying to blog for you.

Few months back, we were literally bombarded with 2737374 previews of the mega collaboration in between the sport giant Adidas and the Happy singer Pharrell Williams.

The project blew me away, completely: the iconic Adidas Superstar shoes rivisited in 50 new colours.

I got my first Adidas Superstar when I was 18 and I lived on them until my foot was too big to fit that size so you can imagine my joy.

I kept looking at the pictures on Instagram trying to make up my mind regarding the colour to get and at the end I decided: magenta, the dark red that kept catching my eyes.

Well, I should have not wasted my time.

The collection sold out as soon as it went on sale online and the shops had a very, stupid, extremely limited selection of 6 or 7 colours.

After the disaster of the Mary Katrantzou collection (remind me to tell you about that), Adidas is really getting on my nerves so I declined their online promise to find me my shoes in two weeks and opted for my second choice.

Considering the collection was launched in stores few weeks ago, there is not much left around, in terms of sizes and colours.

I found mine in Foot Asylum in Manchester Arndale and here I am, proud owner of my second pair of Adidas Superstar.

If you follow me on Instagram (@itsabloggersworld) you know I was torn in between two options, red and blue.

And the winner is........