November 24, 2014

Flu?? Not Today!!

Hello!
Today I would like to talk about cold/flu! And mainly how to "avoid/prevent/fight" them!
During this period it's so hard not to get "something" and, when you get it... It's a disaster! And you wanna only to make it go away!
I don't like looking like that?? You too??
But! I have some "tricks" that help me feeling better (sooner) and I hope those will, eventually, help you! But I hope you get nothing! Without rambling... Let's go to the post!
  1. Avoid milk: it may seems stupid but, mainly in case of the flu, milk will make the situation worse. This is because it's harder to digest and your body has to work harder for it! It seems difficult even for me (and I'm a "milk in the tea" type of person! Even thought I'm Italian and this is not a "trend" here!) but, when I start to feel that something is wrong, I remove it from my diet.
  2. Lemon & Orange are your best friends! You already know it... VITAMIN C IS THE BEST! I put lemon juice on the tea (which I think it's better than with only sugar, it add some taste to it!), drink lot of orange juice and put a little bit of lemon on the water! I learned only recently that drinking lemon juice is also good if you wanna lose weight! So... A lot of benefits in just some juice!
  3. WATER: Just... Drink!
  4. SOUP ALL THE WAY! I don't think there's something to say about it!
  5. PAMPER YOURSELF: why waisting some precious time when you're at home?? Free to do something better?? Put some masks on your face (which help you to fight against looking tired and gray!), apply some nail-polish, have a nice bath/shower and enjoy your time! Sometimes if you look better you will feel better! Or is just only me??
  6. TAKE IT SLOWLY: Sometimes getting better faster is not a good thing, make sure you get well better! Even thought it requires more time!
  7. DRESS LESS: Try to dress less when you are in a indoor place (houses, bars, malls and everything similar) and dress up only when you have to get out from those places! 
    Fight against it!
Those are the things that makes me feel better everytime I don't feel well! And I hope those will work for you too! Tell me if you have some tricks too! I'd love to know them!
That's it for today! I hope you enjoyed this post!

XOXO, Fede:)

November 19, 2014

Shut up!

Hello everyone! 
I hope your weekend has been great!
Today I decided to do this post about the silence! You know, sometimes this could be embarassing or makes you feel free! It all depends! What I really appreciate most is the silence of a person when she has nothing good to say to another person! Do you know what I mean?? 
I on't like giving bad answers to people who are doing or saying something wrong! Who am I for judging them? I could make the same mistake in the future! Don't you agree?

This is what I meat!
I don't like offend other people and I think that, with silence instead of bad words, people could really understand what you didn't say! And appreciate you in a good way! Cause you respected them and you didn't make them feel foolish! 

I think that's it! For now! I hope you liked this post! Let me know what you think about it!:)


XOXO, Fede:)

November 17, 2014

This is your body!

Hello guys!
Today I would love to share my impression with you about the "trend" that is famous worldwide: BIG BOOTIES and THIN WAISTS!
I actually didn't know if I really want to talk about them! Cause, at least, for me, this is a stupid topic! BUT... Maybe it's important because the influence that social media gave us, make us think that WE HAVE TO HAVE A BODY LIKE THAT!
I read a lot of articles that said that "men loves big booties and slim bellies" and some times women believe in those and start some extreme diet (with a lot of exercises, obviously!) for becoming an "ideal woman"! But, when I asked my boyfriend: "hey! Would you like a girlfriend with a body like that?" He said:"Are you kidding me?? That's not pretty at all! And not even sexy!"
So... I think that his answer explain everything!
This is what I'm talking about!
What really makes me worried is the fact that people start to see this body shape as NORMAL
I'm not talking about women that have a big booty and slim waist naturally, but the ones that try everything possible for obtaining it! Like plastic surgery and everything related to it!

I'm talking about the "waist training" with a corset, which is really bad for your body! If you wanna know more about it just let me know in the comments!

Don't get me wrong! I love JLo and her curves! because God (or genetics) give her the right amount of curves in the right places! And obviously workout help too!


Now... This is sexy:)
What pushed me to write this post is, beside the famous photo of Kim Kardashian (which I decided not to publish! Cause, for me, it's a little bit disturbing! But I'll do a post on it if you want! Just let me know!), is the song JLo and Iggy Azalea made! What?? Do you really made a song on asses??? NO WAY! I love JLo but this time... Just no... Do you like that song?? I'm curious!
Anyway... I think that, if you don't fully appreciate your body, you can always try to improve it with workouts and a healthy diet! But do you think you would drastically change it with surgery or coursets?
My question for you is: DO YOU REALLY WANT TO CHANGE YOUR BODY CAUSE THE SOCIAL MEDIA MAKE ALL THE WORLD BELIEVE THAT "BIGGER'S BETTER"?? Do you think that this trend is normal?
I, personally, hate booties like that, and thin waists! Mainly cause this will literally change your body!
That's it for today! I hope you all had a great day! Thank you for stopping by! I'll talk to you on my next post!

XOXO, Fede:)



Cold Weather Friendly Products (Drugstore edition)!

Hello everyone!
I hope everything is fine! Today I wanna tell you what my top makeup products (for the colder months) are!
If during the summer I try to avoid products that make me oily (but not so "heavy"
on the skin! Like BB creams or foundations that have matte finish), in the winter I love glowy skin, even because I prefer hydrating products, whose help my skin looking healthier, less dry and less gray (if you know what I mean!) and cause my skin is not so oily during this period.
So... Without further do... Let's get into the real post!
  1. Hydrating foundation (in particular the "FitMe!" by Maybelline New York): I hate this type foundations during summer but, in the winter, I LOVE IT! It's so hydrating and the color matching, for me, it's perfect! It doesn't emphasize the dry patches on my face and it doesn't crease on the fine-lines! Which is also perfect if you have mature skin (my mum loves it too!). I haven't buy it yet, but I need to cause my Revlon Foundation is almost empty (I'm thinking about doing a review! Tell me if you want it!)! In the range there's also a concealer, come read the review!)
    I use the shade number 125 "nude beige" (*credits: Maybelline.com)
  2. Matte Lipstick: you know, during winter matte lipstick are almost a must! If last year I wore only dark colors, this year I'm more into nude lips, like MLBB colors! Which could be mauve colors, with a slight hint of pink or brown! I found, not a long time ago, the perfect matte lipstick! BUT! DON'T FORGET THE LIPBALM!!
  3. Lipgloss: Here you are my biggest problem during the winter time : chapped lips! I love matte lipsticks but sometimes it's hard to rock them if your lips are super dry! And just a little bit of lipgloss (dabbed it with the finger) on the top of the lipstick (which makes your lips not shiny, but with a velvet finish!) will solve yours (and mine) problems!
  4. Cream Blushes: my cheeks are, beside of my lips, one of the driest point of my face! Cream blushes help me to avoid this situation, making my face more glowy and looking healthier! They work well even as a natural highlighter! I've got mine for almost an year and it was in a  limited edition, it's from Kiko (and yes... I need to buy another one... Cause it's old... But it's still good!), but this brand comes out almost every season with that cream blushes so... Don't worry!
    *credits: Revlon.com

    A lot of brands make cream blushes! So it's not so hard to find the "perfect one"! I didn't have time to make a photo of mine! And on the net I found nothing! But those two are a perfect dupe for it! (*Credits: Maybelline.com)


So... What are your must-have products for the winter time?? Let me know in the comments!
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XOXO, Fede:)


P.S. Sorry if I didn't post pictures made by myself but, those days have been insane! I didn't have the time to do it! I promise I'll try to do so for the next posts!

November 14, 2014

Maybelline "Colossal Go Extreme!" mascara review!

Hello everyone!
Sorry if I have not posted a lot during this weeks but, since I started university everything has become insane! I litterally had no time for writing something! Even if I'd love to!
Anyway... Today I have a review for you!
I actually bought this mascara because it was on sale! Tell me I'm not the only one guilty of doing things like that!:) And because it was a favorite of some youtubers!

What Maybelline say:

*Credits: Maybelline, the one that I have is the "extreme black" version, which is different from the others only for the "color" so... Don't worry!:)
*Credits:Maybelline, this is the classic version!

Our biggest mascara brush with the double curved stem delivers a double shot of mascara.
Smoother formula with double the collagen plumps without clumps.
Why You'll Love It
Pumped up volume up to 16X with the first double shot brush that scoops up an extra shot of plumping formula for the most pumped up volumizing lashes ever.
For Best Results
Sweep the double shot brush from root to tip for instant volume and bigger lashes.
Prices:
US 7.77$ (this is like the "Pumped Up! Colossal", the wand it's the same!)
UK £6.99
EUR  10/12 eur

What I think about it:

Pros:
  • Lenght: It give your natural lashes a lot of lenght! 
  • Definition: If you apply it like Maybelline say, your lashes will look a hundred times better! The definition it gives it's amazing! And when a mascara gives definition, for me, it's a winner!
  • Really Black: this is one of the blackest mascara I've seen! Sometimes mascaras could look a little grey but this... Not at all!
  • Long-wearing: when I need a mascara that has to stay on my lashes for more than 12 hours, this is the winner! I literally wear it for more than 12hr! Maybe for 14hrs straight! And I'm not even kidding!
  • Waterproof: where I live it rained for almost two weeks straight! And the mascara, after all that water (most of the time I didn't have an umbrella so... I was soaking wet!) there were no smudging! 


Cons:
  • Not volumizing: I think it's something I had to expect! It seems that definition means no volume or, at least, not so much like I expect! And, if I want volumized lashes, I have to really build up the product and get those spidery lashes which I hate!
  • Huge wand: as you may see from the photo (up in here) the wand it's huge! My eyelid gets dirty everytime and, for me, it's pretty much impossible get in my lower lash line because of the wand! This is a nightmare for me!
  • Dries fast:when you open it, it has a wet formula, but after 1/2 weeks it gets thicker and, after another week, more on the drier side, which, with this type of mascara, means clump! I always brush my lashes with a clean wand so the clumps disappear!
VOTE: B
Like every product it has some pros and some cons but I cannot deny that it's a nice mascara, like all of the maybelline mascaras! The most important thing is that is long-wearing! So... I f you need a really nice mascara which doesn't cost a lot of money, try this one!

That's it for today! I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful! Let me know, if you've tried it, what you think about it! And suggest me some products to try (maybe a concealer, since mine is almost gone!)!
See you next time!

XOXO, Fede:)