Tag Archives: Beauty Blog Italy

How to Choose the Right Foundation


A first in cosmetics retail: Sephora teamed up with color specialist Pantone to create a special tool.. that scans the surface of your skin and finds the most scientifically precise shade of foundation for your skin!

Entitled SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ, the machine is based off the Pantone X-Rite Spectrocolorimeter used in the design world. Continue reading

Bikini Ready? Try the new 30 Days Body Challenge!

diego dalla palma 30 days hd bodyfit

Bikini Day – 30 and you are like so not ready? Try the new 30 Days Body Challenge Program!

Diego dalla Palma created the ultimate beach body preparation treatment: an intensive, shock action program aimed to combat all body problems and get bikini ready in just 4 weeks. The kit contains 4 products, each tackling a different body problem (water retention, cellulite, localized fat and sagging skin), to be applied in 4 phases1 – Draining, 2 – Anti-Cellulite, 3 – Slimming, 4 – Firming. Check it out!

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Trend of the Week: Art Deco Manicure!

Great Gabsy Manicure

This week, fashion experts and lovers are on alert: “The Great Gatsby” is set to be released on cinemas worldwide featuring Leonardo.. and costumes designed by Miuccia Prada!

To celebrate the occasion, here is a selection of the 5 best Art Deco manicures ideas from Pinterest!

For those of you who are not ready to start wearing swingy pearl necklaces or fringed flapper dresses at work nor to start to bring extendable cigarette holders at their cigarette break.. ;) but still want to nab that little Daisy Buchanan look this week!

Have fun!

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Why not.. try an Anti-Pollution Treatment for your Hair!

Hairmed product review

City girls here is a special beauty alert for you!

Did you ever realise that external particles found in big cities such as dust and pollution are extremely aggressive for your skin (that.. thanks god you realised a long time ago.. hopefully?) but also for your hair (of course!)?

Well.. that may sound obvious but I actually never really thought about it.. till I encounter the (expert) team of HairMed, a new brand which I recently discovered and which is doing super technical and innovative hair products.

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A Day at Max Factor’s Make Up School!

Max Factor Make Up School

The other week, I attended one of my favourite beauty events of the year: a new session of Max Factor‘s Make Up School!

The event was organised in the beautiful gardens of the Sheraton Diane Majestic hotel in Milan and the lesson was given by one of my make up gurusRajan Tolomei. Rajan is a top Make Up Artist (in fact he is even Creative Director for Max Factor Italy) and I love to hear him speak about new make up trends, how women should feel like about themselves and learn his (expert) tricks. He is actually sharing many of his tricks and vision on Max Factor Blog. If interested, join in the Max Club here!

Here are all the pictures of the event as well as a quick guide on Max Factor’s new Spring/Summer collection and how we created a hot and sexy summer make up with them.
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A Shot of Beauty Serum?

bibo face treatment ampoule

Feel that your skin needs a shot of something but not sure what exactly?

Try these new beauty serums from Bibo!

Nicely presented in individual ampoules, these highly concentrated serums are like little shots of pure active ingredients for your skin: Hyaluron, Elastin, Collagen, RetinolOmega3-6-9, Multi Vitamin, Quick Lift, Eye Lifting, Golden Repair or even Caviar.. just chose the one you want to try!

Great to give your face a fresh look before a special occasion, for season changes or every time your skin appears tired and dull.

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Product Review: Nu Skin 180° Cell Renewal Fluid

180 Cell Renewal Fluid, from Nu Skin

With the dry winter months almost behind us now (or so I hope..), I have been feeling like finishing up my richly moisturising winter creams and in the mood to start using some anti-aging formulas again.

This month I started to use Nu Skin 180°® Cell Renewal Fluid, a special serum formulated to help to accelerate cell renewal.

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Manicure (and Bijoux) du Jour: Vendetta from Chanel!

Manicure Nail Art Tutorial Bijoux French Designer

One of the shades I love on my nails in winter is a deep dark purple!

It looks great on white skin ;) and is the perfect shade to lighten up big black coats / pullover.

Vendetta from Chanel Les Vernis is a great one. The shade is actually quite dark, so depending on whether you like it darker or more purpley, you can apply only one or the usual two layers.

I am wearing it this week with my new bracelet “Folk” from Caroline Najman, a French jewelry designer I am having a crush on.

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Celebrating Shiseido New Spring Make Up Collection!

Shiseido Spring Summer Make Up

The other evening, Shiseido decided to organise a cocktail to present their new Spring / Summer make up collection.

The event took place at the Rinascente in Milan. Several Italian beauty bloggers were there of course but not only as beauty bloggers were able to invite readers and friends to come discover the new collection too.

We were able to speak to make up artists and get advice on which tones are best for us as well as the new make up trends and tips for this spring / summer 2013! I went there with a couple of friends. A really interesting.. and fun evening! Here are all the pics!

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A Night at the Oscars with Make Up For Ever!

Make Up For Ever School Milan SephoraEver dreamt of looking like a movie star just for one night?

The other day, Make Up For Ever decided to celebrate the night of the Oscars and organised a very fun tutorial at its Make Up School here in Milan to show us some evening make up techniques and made us look like true movie stars.

Many of my Beauty or Fashion Bloggers friends were there.. and Sephora was also recording the event for its new online Beauty Tv Canal BeauTv! How intimidating ;)

The evening make ups (and hairstyles) that were done that night were absolutely amazing. I still don’t know which one I preferred.. Maybe the one of AudreylikeAlice for the makeup and me for the hairstyle! What do you think?

If you ever wondered how these stars can look so good.. the answer is totally their makeup! ;)

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The New Nude: Frenzy, from Chanel

Frenzy Chanel Nail Polish Nail Art Tutorial

This week, try out the new nude: Frenzy from Chanel!

In between taupe and grey, this new shade is indeed the new trendy nude shade to try out. The chicest “low nail” choice of the season to wear for a clean, sleek look with a sophisticated twist! Continue reading

Product Review: The High Definition Powder from Make Up For Ever

Make Up For Ever HD Powder

Today, my friend A.S. and I decided to try out a IT Beauty Product: the High Definition Powder from Make Up For Ever.

The High Definition Powder was created in 2008 to respond to the demand of make up artists who worked backstage on photo or film sets and needed to have a powder, completely invisible to the naked eye and the lenses of high definition cameras. Continue reading

Detox your Hair with John Masters!

John Masters Organic Shampoo

I could also have called this post “The Day I got my Hair Analysed with a Macro Camera“. Ever happened to you? It was fun.. and really instructive. Let me explain…

The other day, I got invited by John Master Organics to try out their Hair Detox Program. Continue reading

Detox your Skin – Part II

skin detox

I started to tell you yesterday about skin detox with the new skin cleansing routine I started to follow for my face this month. Today I want to present some body products for those of you who want to extend their skin detox to their whole body, not just their face.

Just a little recap, a skin detox is about using all organics, chemicals-parabens-artificial fragrances free products to cleanse your skin from all the not-so-cool stuffs it usually absorbs the rest of the year with our usual products. Continue reading