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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.

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…

Skin care and Makeup for Fall

Fall is in the air! And just like our wardrobe, our beauty routine must change as well in order to take on the harsh drops in temperature and keep our colors trendy during the holiday season. From the oil cutting serums of summer to the creme de la cremes of lush hydrating creams we go, breaking out the exfoliating brushes…

Fashion Week 7 Days 7 Fragrances

Fashion week has started and I have prepared all the looks for the days ahead. I love to wake up in the morning see how I feel about my closet and then decide what I’m going to wear. Dressing up takes me 1 hour of thinking and going around the room and 10 minutes of actual picking clothes, shoes, accessories…

My Blend Review

I’m back from 2 months of travels and I need a holiday to recover from the holidays. I took a skin diagnosis with My Blend recently that analyzed my lifestyle and things got real. So starting from September I’m tweaking a few things in my day to day while relying completely on my new creams and boosters to do the rest….

Jet Lag Tips with Darphin

One month of travels in 3 continents seems like a dream but it might have easily turned into a nightmare if I hadn’t managed the physical difficulties of changing time zones while flying. Fighting jet lag isn’t that difficult if you follow just a few travel tips regarding food, water, and skin care while up in the air. Jet Lag…

Beauty Products We Didn’t Use 10 Years Ago

Thinking back 10 years ago, the world of beauty as I knew it was completely different than how it is today. From the Bath & Body Works shower gel to the roll on shiny lip gloss, there were definitely way less products available than there are today. Growing up, my mom used the exact same shade of lipstick, blush, eyeshadow,…

Summer 2016 Beauty

As the Summer months approach, I am constantly searching for the perfect beauty products to keep my skin looking young and fresh, as well as makeup to help me achieve the perfect summer look. As much as we all love laying out in the warm sun every day of the week, and getting our daily dose of Vitamin D, it…

Wedding Skincare with Darphin

After an overnight flight from New York to Milan, a train to Florence and a 2 hour trip by car I finally reached Val D’Orcia for my wedding shoot with the talented Anna Ambrosi. I had just 1 hour to get ready and remove any jet lag sign from my face, but I wasn’t worried given that I had a…

My Burberry

I’ve grown up celebrating my mom on the 8th of March, on Women’s Day, together with the other important women in my life like my grandmother, aunts, and best friends. Since moving to Italy I’ve discovered that there is a special day dedicated just to mothers on the second Sunday of May. While it makes sense to have a whole day…