October 31, 2014

Cakey Foundation?? No Thanks!

Happy MakeupFriday folks!
Today I  decided to write about: FOUNDATION!
I know it might seems stupid, but every time I go somewhere i see girl with cakey foundation, who makes them look older and not so good looking!
That's what I HATE seeing! I love Katy but... Just... WHY?? NO THANKS!
I have to admit that, lately, I've been obsessed with skincare and makeup-bases, cause I've understand that those two "things" are the most important steps if you want a good-looking makeup! 
So... I wanna tell you my "secrets" for obtaining a nice base, without looking like mummies!
Without further do... Let's get into it!
  1. MOISTURIZE YOUR FACE: I think I'll never stop saying it! There's no way you can obtain a good looking base without moisturizer! What is more important that moisturize your face? Your under-eye area (and even your eyelid)! If you skip this step... Your concealer will crease no matter what and if you also have dry eyelids your eye makeup will look like crap!
  2. WAIT FOR THE MOISTURIZE TO DRY:Wait for almost 15/20 minutes before applying your foundation, if you apply it when your skin has yet to absorb all the moisturizer your foundation will glide on and it won't set!
  3. APPLY SMALL QUANTITY OF FOUNDATION: What I learned in the last year is that you don't have to apply a pound of foundation on your face! If this is good you don't need as much as you think! Just a little drop will make his work! 
  4. APPLY IT WITH THE RIGHT TOOL: Tools (which can be brushes, sponges or even your finger tips!) are one of the most important thing when talking about bases! A bad quality brush/sponge will make your face look like crap! I'm not telling you that you have to spend a lot of money on a brush/sponge! Cause it's totally wrong! But there are a lot of cheap option that are only wait for you!
    The "Beauty Blender" is the most famous sponge in the world! But it's not so cheap! Maybe somewhere there's a dupe of it!
  5. SET IT WITH A THIN LAYER OF POWDER: This is an advice that will save your life! Powder will make you look older if you apply too much! Even more if you set your under-eye area with a lot of it! All the fine line will be like "BOOM! IN THE FACE!" And it will not look good! If you choose the right foundation (for your skin type), by the way, you will not need a lot of powder!

    That's it for today! I hope you all have a great day! 
    Let me know what your foundation-related secrets are! 
    See you next time! 

    XOXO, Fede:)

October 27, 2014

Live Your Life!

Happy InspirationalMonday everyone! (and if it's not Monday... I hope this post inspired you too!)
Today I wanna talk you about choices! But in a different way!

Let me explain... I don't wanna tell you what is right or what is wrong! Because who am I for decide for you?? (sometimes I can't even make choices for myself! Like... Ice cream or cake?? Hahaha! I'm joking! Let's get serious!)
I just wanna tell you that you HAVE to choose without listening to people near you! Who could have not a good influence on you! Don't get me wrong! You have to listen who loves you! They will surely help!
But... One person you have o listen surely... Yourself... YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING! 
Nobody could make your choices beside yourself! You are what you lived in the past! You know what is most important for you!
I know that sometimes it's hard... Cause you think you don't believe in yourself, convincing yourself that your choices will be always wrong... BUT IT'S NOT...
Just make them! Believe in yourself and everything will be alright!
A choice will change your whole life?? Just do it if your instinct tell you that that choice is right!

SO... What I wanna tell you is: believe in yourself! Follow your heart and your brain! Don't listen to other people and make choices that are good for yourself! Not for the others!

I hope you liked this post and that it helped you (if you need some help, obviously)!
Have a nice day!

XOXO, Fede:)

October 24, 2014

Essential Brushes!

Hello guys!
Today I wanna talk to you about... BRUSHES! It's a stupid topics, you may think, but I think is one of the most important!
You don't need a whole set of them! Just the ones that you REALLY need! (read till the end and I'll tell you what mine are!)

I recently discover that, even if you have the most beautiful  makeup products, that allows you to have a smooth, flawless finish, you (almost!) need some good tools!

Every makeup brand has his own line of brushes now and they're not so hard to find/buy them anymore!
But! If you're not sure if the quality of them is nice... Do not buy them! You can always find really cheap brushes that have an amazing quality! Like the "Essence" ones!

Now... I tell you what my go-to brushes are!
  1. FOUNDATION BRUSH: I'm not talking about the "cat's tongue" foundation brush! But about a buffing brush! Which could be a kabuki or whatever you want! Make sure it has really dense bristles! It will give you a nice coverage without absorbing too much product!
    This is the one I use! And actually the only one I have! It's from "Real Techniques" ! Is only available in "kit" ("Sam picks" or "The core collection") which sucks!!! I buy the whole Sam Picks collection... Btw...
  2. POWDER BRUSH: this is a multi-task brush! You can use it for setting your makeup, for bronzing your face and applying blush! It will give you a perfect finish! 
    Multi task brush from Real Techniques!
  3. CONTOUR BRUSH: there's nothing special about it! Everyone knows what this is made for! Bronzer and blush will be perfect with this!
    This is the " F05 - Small Contour" brush fro Sigma I don't have it (I have one by another brand) but is one of the most common brushes to find! You only have to make sure that it applies the product evenly! Not leaving patches!
  4. EYESHADOW BRUSH: just the "typical" flat eyeshadow brush!
    I've got this for years! It's amazing! From "Deborah Milano", It's not available worldwide, but in all the European continent!
  5. BLENDING BRUSH: this is a MUST-HAVE PRODUCT!! I don't know how I could live without him! Blending is the key of a good makeup! And this one will make his work! I think is one of those brushes that are hard to find (in the medium/low price range) but if you find the right one... You'll understand what I mean! And you will not live anymore without it!
    "KIKO" eyes 200, there are a lot of different opinions in the web! Some are good and some are bad! But... For me... It works! I think it depends on the way you wash it!
  6. FLAT ANGLED LINER BRUSH: eyeliner and brows are a must have for (almost) every woman! And this is the perfect brush! Just remember to clean it very well after you used it for gel eyeliner! Because, if not, It'll stain it!
    I've got one from a random brand, but all of them are good! This is the Sigma E65 - Small Angle brush.

So... I hope you've find this post useful! Let me know in the comments what you're favorite brushes are! You know, everyone is different and has different favorites!
Have a nice day! 

XOXO, Fede:)

October 20, 2014

ONE of Those Days!

Hello!!
Today I wanna talk to you about that period (not THAT period!) when, if everything is right and you have no reason to be sad... But you are!

Everyone seems happy and you are really sad and alone (or, at least, you feel like so!).
I just wanna tell you, even if you're scared, that those feelings are normal! You are not crazy or depressed!
Even if it seems stupid... Everyone lives moments like that!... You only have to let you go... Cry, shout, do whatever makes you feel good!
In a pair of day everything will be normal again and you will be happy! Or... At least... Less sad that how you were before!
I think it's normal having those day. I experienced that they are worse if I don't sleep well (or I sleep less that I should!), if I don't workout (which is good for your body and for your mind) and if I stay a lot of time in front of a computer/phone/tv!
What makes me feel better is, definitely, eating healthy (but you know... Sometimes we NEED chocolate!), working out and sleep!

I know this is not an inspirational post at all... But this weekend has been awful because I was really upset (the last three day were one of those days!) and I choose to talk with you about that! Hope to make you feel less lonely and more loved (cause you are loved! Because I love you! You're on of y readers and how cannot I love you??)!

So... I hope you enjoyed it! Let me know in the comments what you think about those days! And what makes you feel better (or worse!). 
Hope you all have a great day/week!

XOXO, Fede <3

October 18, 2014

Makeup Tips & Tricks!

Hello everyone!
Hope everything is fine! This week I was not so present and I'm really sorry! But... You know those day where you don't even have time to turn on your computer?? My week was full!

But today I have a makeup post for you!
Sometimes the problem of your skin/eyelids can compromise the effects of the makeup items we are  using... Or sometimes we buy the wrong piece of makeup (maybe this?)!
I wanna help you to solve those type of problems! At least... The bigger ones!
Here you are 5 tips that saved my life in the past!
  1. Extremely Oily Skin?? Any foundation seems not working?? Try mattyfing your face with a powder before and after you put your foundation on! Any powder will work! Just use what you have at home! I use the Stay matte powder by Rimmel London (in the shade "transparent")! Or maybe Try with a primer! But they are more expensive that the technique I told you before! And if you're a person who doesn't like an heavy base maybe this is not the best choice!
  2.  Creasing Under-eye concealer?? Everyone has some fine lines in the under-eye zone! And is pretty much impossible not having them! I think! And if you're one of those lucky people who has non of them... Lucky you!  The trick with the powder is a solution! But you know what works even better? Eyeshadow primer! Put it, before you put your foundation and concealer , on the interested zone and after you put all of your products set them with a powder (if you use a small powder brush it will be better cause you can reach all the points of the zone) with pressing motions (not sweeping!).
    This is the Real Techniques "Setting Brush", it's perfect for setting the under-eye area!
  3. Wrong foundation shade?? Everyone one during the time of his life has experimented what buying a wrong shade foundation looks like (so sad!)! It could be lighter or darker of your skin tone and the solution are two! If the shade is lighter (so easy) just take a bronzer and with a bigger brush warm up your face in the right place (cheeks, jaw and temples) but remember: not in the highlighted zones! Like the undereye, the bridge of the nose and the center of your forehead! If the foundation is darker just mix it with another foundation (that is lighter!) or with a moisturizer (and it will give you a nice glow without being so dark)!
  4.   Wrong lip-product color?? That beautiful nude lipstck is not so good looking on you? That bright neon-orange makes your theeth look yellow like a lemon?? Try mixing them! Nude color can be mixed with a tiny bit of pink lipstick or gloss (it all depends from the finish you want!) and it will not make you so washed out! The orange can be mixed with a blue eyeshadow (a small quantity!) so it will become a cooler color without toning down the "impact" that it gives!
  5. Not pigmented (powder) eyeshadows?? The solution is: Cream eyeshadow! Use it as a base! This really makes the difference! You can choose a shade lighter (and it will give you a softer look, perfect for a day-time makeup) or a shade darker (and the colors will pop! Your eyes will look sexier! Perfect for a night makeup! If you're scared of black cream eyeshadows try with grey or brown!) of your actual eyeshadow... Trust me... This is an amazing trick!!
So... That's it for today! I hope you liked this post! Comment below if you're agree with me... Or not! And tell me yours if you have some! 
See you next time!
XOXO, Fede:)

October 13, 2014

Love Unconditionally!

Hello everyone!
Today I wanna talk about people that you love! Cause they are one of the most important thing in life!
Everytime you see a friend, or a person you love, you have to show them your love!
Sometimes love is what makes us continue living! And what makes our relationships going on! There's nothing better than feeling loved by someone and... Most of the time... People near you, even when you don't need it, make yourself feel loved too and... It's something amazing!...
But you know what?
There's something that stop us from sharing love! And it's one of that questions: "do they make me feel loved?"
And... If the question is NO we stop show them how much we love them too!
What you have to do is don't think about that! You have to love unconditionally! People with a big heart will ALWAYS be appreciate sooner or later!
So... Don't be afraid and don't look other people before doing thing! Just DO THEM!

This is what I wanna tell you today! I hope you all everything have a good (and maybe amazing) day! Thank you for reading this post! You are so special for me!
If you wanna stay update with my posts just follow me on the social media!

XOXO, Fede:)

October 10, 2014

Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte lipstick | Review

Hello!
Today I decided to publish a review about my go-to lipstick of the fall!
I'm talking about (you already know!) the line of lipsticks that Kate Moss, in collaboration with Rimmel, created!

What Rimmel sais:
Be Iconic - Make the Ordinary Extraordinary Sumptuously Rich Matte Colour with a sublime comfort. Ruby Powder enriched formula. Intense velvet colour all day!
Shade 107

Prices:
US $5.50
UK £5.50
EUR 5/8

What I think about:
Actually I've got only a lipstick of this range! But only because I cannot find the one I would really love to buy! Which is the number 107!
I've got the shade number 104! Which is the perfect "my lips but better" color! I think it's perfect for the actual trend (the Kylie Jenner lips!) mainly because it's not too brown and not too pink (it's a mauve color)! So... I think it's perfect for every skin-tone!
It applies really smoothly on the lips and it has a nice floraly scent (but even fruity! Why I cannot decribe scents?? I'm sorry!) but... Don't try to eat it! It's not so good! (I just accidentally did!).
It's not as drying as a really matte lipstick and is not so matte as you can imagine (in the site Rimmel sais that it has a velvet finish! Wich is true!) but is really long-lasting!
The  packaging is simple... But great!
Without rambling anymore... Those lipsticks are great! I wish the range of colors would be better! Not only with nudes and deep red! If you know what I mean! I hope so!

Vote: A!

Let me know what you think about them! Do you love them as much as I do??
I hope you've found this post interesting and useful! Have a nice day! See you next time!

XOXO, Fede:)

October 6, 2014

Strong Personality!

Hello!!!
I hope everything is fine! Today, for InspirationalMonday, I decided to write about something that I lived directly in the past!
I've always had a "strong personality" that allowed me to go through bad periods without being destroyed by what happened but, I have to say, it was never so easy!
What, in life, people appreciate the most, is your personality! Even thought I was a strong person, when I lived a really bad period people who knew who I really was supported me till the end!
Having a strong personality is not a bad thing at all! Is one of the keys that could bring you to succeed!

So... Never change yourself! Appreciate every part of you! Mostly your personality! Because that is what really makes us great and different from all the people "in the crowd"!!

I hope this post will make your day improve!

XOXO, Fede:)