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Beauty Blogger

Beauty blogger in Milan, Italy writing about makeup, skin care, fragrances and spa experiences. Collaborations include MAC Cosmetics, La Mer, Sephora, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs and more.

Kat Von D Favorite Makeup Products

Being a makeup lover and living in Italy sometimes is difficult. Beauty brands don’t launch here at the same time they launch everywhere else. Eventually, beauty brands start planning their Europe domination and we finally have access to them. For example, I still buy Carmex and Burt’s Bees products only in the UK, and a few years back I ‘d get…

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc

A few fashion brands have managed to create a cult following of their fragrances as big as the following of their style, and Narciso Rodriguez is one of them. The fragrance line has had a winning formula presenting the notes of musk in different ways for each scent.  For this Spring the new release is Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc, a soft but…

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Head & Shoulders Smooth and Silky

All winter I tried to do different hairstyles to the hair with the latest hair trend: braids. The main problem was dandruff, a scalp condition that I never had before living in Milan. One evening I shared this problem among friends and we reached to the conclusion that the smog levels in Milan, and the fact that we have always focused…

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Vivetta Colorful Lips

Backstage at Vivetta there was a happy atmosphere. Models were rocking their colorful lips done by the amazing MAC Cosmetics team. It was really a daring look if you think this was the runway show for a Fall-Winter collection and that the clothes were already colorful. But daring is what people are in the beauty industry because being boring isn’t an option. …

Spring Summer 2017 Fragrances

Spring Fragrances

When spring knocks on the door it is time to switch wardrobe, makeup, and fragrances. If you are a fragrance collector like me, the latter will be on the top of your list. But if one fragrance at a time is how you roll, then here you have 9 new Spring 2017 fragrances to choose from. This time I’ve also included…

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Winter Beauty Wonderland

It’s essential to switch skin care products from season to season because our skin reacts differently to temperatures.  In winter we can’t follow our standard beauty routine because we are busy battling dry skin and chapped lips.  Here is a list of winter beauty products that will have you covered.  Winter Beauty Care for Your Hands Face D Instant Lifting Hand…

MAC Cosmetics for Teatro Alla Scala

In the times of Greek and Roman theater actors wore masks to portray their characters, that is because they hadn’t discovered makeup yet. Nowadays theatrical makeup is an important art form that shapes characters and gives depth to the performance. So it was no surprise when MAC Cosmetics announced last December that it had partnered with La Scala opera house in…

Valentine’s Day with BOSS The Scent

One of the most searched phrases regarding gifts online is ‘ What does it mean gifting a fragrance? ‘ When I was a teenager I had heard that gifting a fragrance brings the relationship to end because the relationship would fade like the scent. It was the same for gifts like a watch that meant that the relationship would end once…

Dolce Gabbana Beauty Baroque Night Out

The countdown is over, we are all ready to start the celebrations. Here I was practicing on of the makeup looks from the latest Dolce Gabbana Beauty collection. The name Baroque Night Out calls for a party look, but I tried to do a less shiny look trying to go for something more subtle that would be great for the 25th…

Gift Guide for the Holidays

    Holiday Gift Guide I’ve grown up in a family that celebrates everything as far as there is food, gifts and getting together involved. There is no other month in the year like December, bringing together multicultural celebrations and becoming also a teachable moment. This year I learned that the pagans used to celebrate Yule the winter solstice and…

Jo Malone London: The Art of Gifting

If anyone knows how to do Christmas, it is Jo Malone London. They know how to make festive dreams coming true. I’ve been obsessed with their perfumes and candles since the time I was living in London, and finally a few years back it opened also in Milan.  They have managed to make art out of their fragrances through fragrance combining,…

The warmth of fall fragrances

With each new season comes with a new wardrobe and with a new wardrobe comes a whole new world of fragrances. Start making those Christmas wish lists ladies because this year we have some really good fall fragrances… Tom Ford Les Verts Tom Ford spoiled us this year ladies! Instead of just one new fragrance, we have a whole new line…