Friday, July 31, 2015

Easy Smoothie Recipe

Hello lovelies

Here I am today with another quick and easy recipe, great for breakfast!


I have bought the blend-active blender and since than I have been enjoying making myself smoothies as it's so so easy and quick to make them. Here's the recipe I have been doing lately!

Peach Banana Smoothie

1 banana
1 peach 
1 spoon of yogurt
a dash of almond milk
chia seeds

I just chop the fruit and put the pieces in the blender, then add the yogurt and milk.
Blend everything in and the mix chia seeds in it!

Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet. 
They are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for our body and brain. 
They don't have a flavour so you can literally add them in everything like smoothies, salads or just plain yogurt.. wherever you want! 
They are so small but what they do to us is so big! 28 grams of chia seeds contain:
  • Fiber: 11 grams.
  • Protein: 4 grams.
  • Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
  • Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
  • Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
  • Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
  • They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2.

 I hope you liked this quick post and I wish you a lovely day!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What's the point? #NoMoreHate

As you can see from the title I am here to talk about an important topic cause not only I have been into it but cause a lot of people get free hate everyday and I just can't accept it. I use to say "be kind one to another" all the times but people just seem to love hate, be mean and wreck people's day, which sometimes can turn into wreck people's life. That's the strong power of words. I don't get that, I don't see the point in giving free hate. If you don't like someone then bugger off, if you don't have anything nice to say then don't speak at all. What's the point in being rude and mean? At least, what is the point in being like that hidden behind a nickname? We keep forgetting that we are all human, we all have feelings and to be nice one to another is a thing that could help a lot of lives. You will never know what someone is struggling for and most of the times you will never know, so just try to be gentle, be kind and be respectful. Life is beautiful only if we can live it the right way. Getting hate is never a great experience; and by getting hate I don't mean getting constructive comments (of course people can disagree with you in something or don't like something or help you getting other points of view) but just mean, pointless and awful comments like "I hate you", "bitch", "you don't have your own soul", "you're just copying her", "get a life", "kill yourself", "ugly", "be you" and so on. Comments based on nothing, posts based on mean thoughts that are not true at all directed to a person that they don't even know. Judging, lying and hate are the things that annoy me the most. You can't judge people for a phrase, a picture, a name, a skin colour, a culture.. You simply can't. There's a big whole world behind everyone and no one will probably see it all. Everyone has their own battle to fight, their insecurities, diseases, fears, points of view and you can't pretend to know someone just looking at the cover of the book of their lives. I don't want to be specific with all the hate I get sometimes and why, buta lot of you may know it and I tried to explain my point of view so many times that I am just sick of having to justify the fact of being myself. It's like that it happens that you look a bit like a well know person then you can be you only by liking different things or you can't do anything without getting "copycat" comments in literally everything. I mean, a lot of people, for example, wear hair in a bun but if it's up to me then no, I am just copying someone. Sometimes I feel like I can't buy something I genuinely like or post a picture of myself because mean people will start saying that I am pretending to be someone else and copying everything and that I have to get a life. This IS my life. This IS me, all the times. People don't realize that I couldn't be anyone but myself, that there's no point in copying as I am trying so hard to put me in everything but sometimes is so hard to let people see what's inside the book and not just the cover that can be mispelled by people. There are moments that everything is just too much and you just want to give up on everything but no, don't do it, be strong and keep pushing. I won't stop myself doing what I want to do or liking what I like or wear what I want to wear just because people don't know anything about me and will comment things being just mean. I try my best to ignore bad words cause I can't change the way some people think, but I just don't like it. Who would like that? If we can just spend a minute thinking about that before leaving a comment or judge people, it would probably help in not doing it. If you find a point in hate please tell me cause I can't find it! Hate less, love more. Is nice being nice, it's good making people smile but it's awful making people upset. Share more love and the world could be a different place. And to all of you that get hate, no matter if once or everyday, just be strong, react, smile, mentally block those mean people, do what makes you happy and just don't care about anything else but being happy with what you are. 
You are beautiful and precious the way you are, let no hate destroy you! 

I love you. 

With love,

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Pain demands to be felt.

"When you loose someone you love, they move into a special place in your heart."

I have a blog but I don't want to call it a blog, it's more like a diary. I use to share things I like or do, materialistic things for the most but just cause it's the place where I just sit and share things to escape the reality, give myself a little time to write about things I like and that can help someone, that I enjoyed during a month and so on.. But my life is not only made of these things. There are a lot of things behind a person, a big world is hidden behind a smile or a positive post or a 10 minutes long video. You will never know what someone is struggling for as there are so many things that don't always need to be shared or said or done and things that you know you have to fight by yourself. But sometimes it happens that you just feel the need.. The need to write about something more personal, to let people know that life is not easy for anyone. To help people realize that, if this has happened to you, then you're not alone, you're not mad, it's just cause you have a heart and it is the most delicate part of us; there is so much pain in the world that, sometimes, I ask myself what is worth living. Everything can change in a minute, you could have everything or nothing, gain happiness or just loose everything; almost like you play in a casino. But some things are irreversible.. You can't go back, you can't have someone back and you're just alone. This is how I feel right now: alone. I have lost more than a half of my life, the most wonderful thing I had; I feel like my heart is about to die, don't know how much sorrow a heart can bear. I feel like suffocating, it's devastating. My dog was the only one that was with me 24/7, she was my best friend, I used to tell her everything, hug her when I was sad, joy with her when I was happy.. She was always there and by always I mean always. She never said "no" to me, she was always looking after me and I looked after her till the very end. A dog can give you everything, a lot more than you can ever imagine but then it left an immense hole in your life that no one and nothing can ever cover it up. I feel lost, walking around my house like a zombie and I can't find the strenght to go ahead and live. I know I have to be strong, I know I always try to be positive and help people fight the struggle of life being positive but sometimes the truth is that you have to accept that the pain is real, that needs to be felt and lived and there's no positivity that can help you in that. It's all about the time. Time will find a cure, it will never ever let you forget the people you loose but it will give you the strenght to remember them during the happy moments of your life together and rememeber it smiling. The only thing I need right now is to know that she is here somehow, with me, as usual. I didn't know how much pain this would have bring with it, I wish it was just a nightmare. I couldn't sleep tonight, my mind won't stop thinking and my eyes won't stop crying. I didn't even know how much tears could be in my eyes.. I feel like I have been crying for too long but it's never enough. And I know I shouldn't cry that much but the truth is that I need it. I need to feel the pain all at once, I need to cry and feel devastating cause it's just me being myself and you can't control yourself when things are way bigger than you. I wish there was a time machine, I could pay everything to just one day back with her; it breaks my heart to know that I will never see her again, I will come back home to nothing and she won't be by my side, I will not be able to stroke her again and feel her heartbeat. I will not fall asleep with her paw in my hand but I truly wish that she is with me even if I can't see her. We are so ignorant about life and death, we don't know why things happen, why there's no justice, why there is so much pain and negativity around the world; we don't know if there is something after death but I need to believe it right now. I can't imagine loosing her forever, I better imagine her with me forever. This must be like that. I can feel her with me, don't know if I am going crazy or not but I can feel her and I hope she will give me more signs. I have to be strong, I will one day but today it's just the worst day of my life. A lot of awful things happened to me but I always knew they were a 7 or 8 on a 1 to 10 scale of pain. I just reserved the 10 for this, hoping that this day would have never come. But life really sucks sometimes and now I have nothing; I have to build my life again trying to find the strenght to keep holding on. And I hope she is listening to me while I'm saying: now that you're just a little angel by my side, please, give me the strenght to go ahead. I feel lost and incredibly alone. I miss you, I will always miss you and I promise I will never forget you. Goodbye, it's not the end; I will always love you more than anyone else my little friend, my little heart. 

Thank you for the amazing world that you gave me and all the happiness that you brought in my life since I was 9. You choose me and I choose you for life. 
You will always be remembered. 
Rest in peace only love of my life. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NUDE dude by theBalm - review and swatches

Goodmorning lovelies

As you can tell I am back with a post about the absolutely beautiful Nude Dude palette by theBalm ♡ 

I'm sure everyone have heard about theBalm amazing make up range and this palette, which is the second one of a NUDE "series" that includes the first one called Nude tude that has more browny shades in it! This one as you can tell is a bit more cool toned and pinkier; I think this is perfect for every skin tones, even for palest skins cause you can't go wrong with golden-pinky-browns shades!

First thing first: look at the packaging! TheBalm are most famous for their packagings cause they are really amazing and I love everything is "vintage style"! Here in the Nude dude palette we have six types of dude (hehe) and everyone is special!
You get a huge mirror, a super handy packaging (only thing is that the packging is made of cardboard so you have to be careful not to stain it as it's so beautiful it would be awful! I know, I have an obsession!), a double brush and 12 wonderful eyeshadows, all very very pigmented and long lasting!

Here are the shades and the swatches! :)

  • Fearless: matte butter shade, I love it to prime my lid or just as a base colour for days you just want to do eyeliner and mascara.
  • Flawless: great light brown matte shade, perfect for the crease and even for eyebrows.
  • Firm: frost darker brown 
  • Flirty: frost purple/burgundy shade
  • Friendly: matte deep purple/wine shade
  • Fierce: shimmery black
  • Fablulous: frost, almost duo chrome, white shade with a lot of gold in it, perfect for highlighting
  • Faithful: light frost gold
  • Fit: frost copper
  • Feisty: amazing matte rusty shade, love it in the crease
  • Funny: frost burgundy shade
  • Fine: shimmery deep brown

first arm is from Fabulous to Fine
second arm is from Fearless to Fierce 

My fav colours (most used) are: Fiesty, Fit and Faithful!

I hope this post was useful and hope I helped you if you had the plan of getting it!
I think this is an amazing palette and I'd recommend it to anyone!
Give it a go!

Wish you a lovely day!


Friday, July 10, 2015

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Review & Swatches

Hello lovelies!

The title speaks for itself.. I am so so excited to share with you the palette I have been loving on and on recently: the semi-sweet chocolate bar palette by Too Faced!

Packaging is so adorable! It's a chocolate bar outside and also inside as it smells like heaven! Something betweet chocolate and vanilla! I just can't stop smelling it everytime I use it!
You get 16 eyeshadows and a huge mirror in a metal packaging (so handy and great even for travelling) and you will have every colour you will need if you're a fan of browns and goldish shades but you also get some colours, glitters and basics matte shades like a black and a white!
I think that this palette covers all my needs as I use a lot of browns and neutrals shades! It has both matte, frosty and shimmery shades and, of course, the quality is the best; they feel like butter on skin, super blendable and long lasting (I've proved them even without a primer and they last very well!!)
Here's a picture of what the eyeshadows look like!

Swatches from left to right: 
rum raisin - mousse - caramel - bon bon - butter pecan - frosting - peanut butter
Second arm swatches from left to right:
blueberry swirl - puddin' - pink sugar - cocoa chilli - hot fudge - truffled - nougat
coconut cream - licorice

Now let's talk about every shade individually:

  •  Rum Raisin: frosty medium brown, cool based with a hint of silver in it
  • Mousse: matte light brown perfect as a transition shade
  • Caramel: amazing frost caramel shade, it speaks for it self it's just a true caramel goldish shade
  • Bon Bon: is a beautiful frost bronze/coppery shade, warm and perfect to make blue eyes pop
  • Butter Pecan: pearlescent yellowy cream, great for highlighting
  • Frosting: frost medium brown with a hint of gold and warm based
  • Peanut Butter: amazing matte super warm brown, great to warm up smokey eyes or as a transition shade. Almost rust. 
  • Blueberry Swirl: frosty blue with small blue glitters, really buildable so you have to dab it and work it well to get that pure blue colour
  • Puddin': matte dark and cool toned brown
  • Pink Sugar: is a topper! I love this colour, I know a lot of people hate it cause "it doesn't work, you can't see the pink" and on and on.. but people don't get that it is an amazing shimmery topping for other eyeshadows and it's amazing! It's a light pink with amazing gold, violet and pink glitters! I love it and pictures don't give it justice.. it also reminds me of the new NARS Christopher Kane's collection' eyeshadow in outer limits. I'm going to show you a closer pic of Pink Sugar so you can get the idea of the colour itself.

  • Cocoa chili: dark brown with gold glitters! Really great for night time
  • Hot Fudge: frost, dark brown, cool toned. Almost like puddin' but a bit darker and of course, frost
  • Truffled: matte chocolate brown
  • Nougat: matte dark pink, cool toned, great for shadings
  • Coconut Crème: matte butter white
  • Licorice: matte black
And that's it! I think I have never loved a palette more than this and I highly highly recommend it!!
It's going to be released in UK in July 15th and Italy on Aug 17th!
Go to the Too Faced stand and try it, at least sniff it; I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do!

I hope you liked the review and hope you have a great day!
See you soon and love you all!

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Pawsome box - Make your dog happy! :)

Hello everyone!

It's a very hot Sunday but I am here today to talk about that lovely thing that is dog subscription box and, in particular, about Pawsome one!


So, in mid June my dog's (Genny) first box came in and we were so excited! First of all cause the delivery was really fast (they dispatch the boxes around the 15th of the month and it was here not late than June 17th so wow!), then cause the box looked so so lovely and then, of course, cause of all the amazing things inside!

First of all, for those who don't know what a subscription box is, that is a monthly plan delivery in which, for £19.99 a month, you will have in your box pieces worth up to £30 that include toys, snacks and utilities all choosen with care and considering your dog's breed/size/age!
Is it also good to discover new brands and let your dog try new things :)

So here are some pics of the package and what was inside our June box
{click the link to see better all the lovely items that were inside this box!}

My dog is so happy with her subscription box and adores all the toys and snacks! 
I am so so glad I found powsome box cause they are really PAWESOME! :)

I really hope this helped you and if you have a furry friend and like the idea of a box that came into your house every month full of great things then go for it! You can, of course, unsubscribe whenever you want! :)

Me and my dog wish you a lovely day! If you have questions about this or anything just ask me!
See you on the next post! 

Friday, July 03, 2015

SEPHORA green tea fiber mask


So we're in July! How is it possible? I feel like May was the other day.. 
It's definitely summer as the weather is really really warm!
Here I am today to talk about one of my fav products of the moment: fiber face masks!


They are amazing for travel cause they're wrapped in a small bag and to make your skin look fresh and amazing. Sephora has in their range a great variety of colours and flavours. So far I have tried the ginger one, pomegranade one, perl one and this green tea one and they all were amazing!
I even like them cool; you just put them in the fridge before applying it! So good and calming!

So this is how they work:

You open the package
Apply it into clean and dry skin by pressing it gently on your face
Leave it on for 15 minutes
Peel it off
DON'T wash your face but just rub in the rest of the product and you're done!

Be prepared: you will look scary with that on haha
but I promise your skin will be better right after.

So here was my quick review on these masks! Have you ever tried other brands ones? 
I only know these one by Sephora so leave a comment down below if you know other brands that do it and I will be sure to try them!

Wish you a wonderful evening!