Colourful and sparkly mascara, gorgeous new products from YSL


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Colourful and sparkling mascara, gorgeous new products from YSL

Colourful and sparkling mascara. Have you ever tried something other than black for your mascara? No? Well now’s the time to try it… but without overdoing it. I tried it myself, with a unique touch that works for women of all ages and for all occasions. Yes, because this season, as you already know, colourful make up is a big trend and so why not try a few touches of colour, perhaps with a funky mascara like this one that’s flying off the shelves! YSL Beauté have overturned the beauty conventions by launching this new trend! The aim is to reinvent yourself every day with a swish of mascara!

Colourful and sparkling mascara. Here’s this year’s new eye make up trend: Mascara Vinyl Couture YSL!

I tried it out for the first time in Paris during my mini trip to the Ville Lumière together with YSL for the launch of their new beauty collection for this year. I must admit, I couldn’t resist this mascara and I couldn’t wait to try it out in Paris. I’m talking about the new Mascara Vinyl Couture YSL, the colourful mascara that comes in vinyl colours with a lacquer effect, that is sparkly and wonderfully colourful!

There are 9 shades of this mascara that you can choose from, including 2 sparkling top coats: the colour you see in the elegant transparent packaging is exactly the colour you’ll see on your lashes. Black, aubergine, green, chocolate, blue, purple and 3 shades exclusive to Sephora: fuschia and the sparkling top coat in gold or silver.

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Weekend bag: we’re jetting off … with a mini suitcase!


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Weekend bag: we’re jetting off … with a mini suitcase!

Weekend bag. We’re off!!! June is fast approaching, weekends outdoors are being more and more frequent (especially with this heat!). Where are you off to? To an artistic Italian city? A lovely seaside resort? Or are you going to head off to the world of shopping, glamour, and little city visits?

Weekend bag:  6 outfit ideas for an Italian weekend!

Today, together with Falconeri, I’ve decided to create 6 different outfit ideas for 3 different kinds of holiday: in an arty city, at the seaside and at smart holiday resorts! Are you ready for loads of look ideas to spice up your suitcase? Here they are!!

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On-trend sunglasses for summer: here’s my personal ranking!


occhiali da sole estate 2016On-trend sunglasses for summer: here’s my personal ranking!

On-trend sunglasses for summer. What’s the one thing that is essential for summer (click here to see my pick of make up bag essentials…)?? A great pair of sunglasses, of course! As well as being practical and useful (in addition to shading your eyes from the sun, they also protect the delicate skin around your eyes from ageing!), sunglasses can be the main point of your outfit: if chosen in keeping with the style and colours of your look, they can enhance your outfit, bringing a touch of colour, shine, elegance. But which styles are in fashion this summer?

On-trend sunglasses for summer: here’s my personal ranking!

I’ve created for you my personal ranking of sunglasses that are on trend this summer and, as always, I’ve chosen a few photos to inspire your next shopping spree! Here are my choices!

Colour of the lense:

  • Mirrored lenses (Especially silver and black tones)
  • Black


  • Neutral colours (black, white, grey)
  • Rose pink and sky blue
  • Metallic (gold or silver)
  • Wooden
  • Transparent plastic
  • Tortoiseshell

Frame shape:

  • Cat-eye
  • Round or curved
  • 70s style oversized

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Animal bracelets: here’s mine!


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Animal bracelets: here’s mine!

Animal bracelets. If there’s a shop where I love to spend half an hour getting lost inside, while I’m wandering through the streets of my gorgeous city of Florence, it’s Giovanni Raspini (here’s the link to their website and store locator to find out where is your nearest shop… it’s not just in Florence!). Amongst all the furniture and jewellery, silver is the main material on offer, made into wonderfully unique shapes. The animal collection, that I’m wearing in this look, is one of my favourites. Lions, crocodiles, leopards, parrots and… chameleons!

Animal bracelets: a chameleon on my wrist… and leaves on my fingers! When jewellery is the main focus of your outfit…

Yes, you heard me correctly! I have a chameleon on my wrist: it’s a lovely little animal that’s both bold and original. I love it! I decided to wear it with a ring of leaves, also in silver. The look continues with a pair of high-waisted jeans, elegant accessories and an unexpected t shirt…

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Prepare yourself for summer by getting back in shape… and win a holiday in the sun with Piz Buin!!


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Prepare yourself for summer by getting back in shape… and win a holiday in the sun with Piz Buin!!

Prepare yourself for summer. After talking a little while ago about how to get away from dull, grey, tired skin and to get that luminosity and summer colour back, it’s now time to take the reigns and get back in shape… because the beach is getting closer every day!! And this year, you might be heading off earlier than you expected… you can be in for the chance to win a holiday, like the one I had in Costa Rica with Piz Buin, thanks to SUN FINDER!!!

Piz Buin is celebrating its 70th birthday this year, and they’ve put together, on their web page for Piz Buin Sun Finder, all the best sunny destinations around the world :) Help them discover the most beautiful destinations for summer: upload onto the page your personal favourite summer spot, and offer inspiration for all sun lovers from around the world (here you can find the best sunny destinations already uploaded!). In this way, you could become the next Sun Ambassador for Piz Buin (like me!!) and win your very own dream holiday… just like my amazing trip to Costa Rica!

Prepare yourself for summer by getting back in shape… and this year for a good cause! Win a holiday in the sun!!

So now that swimsuit season is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to take control of our bodies… especially if you over-indulged during the winter months and now are worried about getting into your bikini!! We all know winter is the time for flopping on the sofa, watching films under the duvet… it’s amazing, I know, but now it’s time to kick start your summer fitness routine, because cake, pasta and Easter eggs all end up on our waistlines!! And it’s not impossible to arrive at the seaside and to be able to look in the mirror and think, I look good!! But how??

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