I love bath products, especially the shower gel kind and with a more luxurious fragrance and texture, so the Prismologie’s shower gel with Bergamot and Citrine is exactly like this!
With minimalist and colorful packaging, Prismologie products, a British brand I met at the Cosmoprof Bologna last year (a huge beauty fair here in Italy), call a lot of attention not only to their design, but also for their quality.
• Prismologie: Yellow Day Shower Gel (Bergamot and citrine)
I’m not a big fan of products with strong fragrances, but at the shower, I like a shower gel with a good fragrance, it doesn’t need to leave a strong scent on the skin, but a good smell in the air during the shower.
The fragrances really influence my mood at my shower time and I love products with a nice fragrance and this one with bergamot and citrine from the Prismologie’s Yellow Day line is incredible!
All product lines of the brand have a different color and fragrance and I loved this one! I also tried the pink line, check it out here on my Review of Prismologie’s Hand cream.
The brand also brings a bit of positivity into our lives, after all, the small details are what make a difference, and this shower gel brings the following text on the packaging: Stand tall. Feel radiant. Spread some sunshine.
This shower gel from Prismologie has a light texture and it’s very pleasant to use during the shower, leaving a delicious fragrance in the bathroom and lightly on the skin.
The skin gets soft and with that velvety touch, but remember that as it’s just a shower gel, it is to clean the skin and does not have the function of a hydrant. Do not forget to use a moisturizer later.
If you also love high-end bath/shower products that bring that different texture, it could be a good choice of shower gel for you to try.
Prismologie is a British brand and you can find it easier in the UK, but you can also find it online, like on the website above.
* I received this product from the brand, as always, the reviews here on the blog are always my real and sincere opinions on the product.
If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, you can follow me at @manuluize), you noticed I’ve been going to some fitness and training events organized with a initiative by the beauty brand Lierac, that’s organizing a beauty run here in Milan on June 9th: the Lierac Beauty Run 2018.
The Lierac Beauty Run is one of the brand’s initiative to empower woman and to help us to add some healthy running/activities in our life with more consistency.
In 2018, this is going to be the third beauty run and this years’ run was presented on the new New Balance flagship store here in Milan and it’s also known as the “corsa in rosa”, that means “the pink run” in italian. The run is organized by RCS Active Team – RCS Sport in collaboration with Lierac.
• Lierac Beauty Run 2018 – Milano:
It’s not only a beauty run created to empower woman that take part in the run, but you can also choose one between five different organizations to donate your donation quote included on the enrollment for this beauty run. This’ years organizations are: Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, Dynamo Camp, Diversity, Fondazione Francesca Rava and Professional Women Network.
Andrea Trabuio, Head of Mass Events RCS Active Team, explained: “Lierac Beauty Run is a run created to celebrate women and lovers of a healthy lifestyle, a day of great celebration for everyone. Also on this year, the run will pass in the heart of Milan with two routes, one of 5 km and another one of 10 km. The run is the end of a journey that started in January with RUN4ME Lierac, which has registered over 1000 members. We are waiting for you on June 9th starting at 3.30 pm at the Lierac Beauty Village, with many activities organized by our partners and with a special Kids Area. ”
The Lierac Beauty Run will take place on the Saturday 9th June at 9.00 pm, with departure and arrival at the majestic Civic Arena of Milan, and then winding along a city route of 5 km and 10 km! Which seems to be so cool!
All women and their companions can register for the 5 km race. Also this year, there will be a special start entirely dedicated to families and their children.
The most trained runners can participate in the 10 km, competitive and non-competitive running.
If you want to take part on the next Run4Me training, check it all on the Lierac Beauty Run website here.
To be part of this beauty run empowering women, you can register here: Lierac Beauty Run.
As a beauty run, some cosmetics couldn’t be left out of the game, right? Here are the products that will be part of the runner’s kit this year:
photos courtesy of Lierac Beauty Run
A red dress is that kind of dress that every woman should have in her wardrobe, and when in doubt, just start with the classics or basic pieces.
And this red dress is exactly that, it’s such a versatile dress that can be worn for spring or even for the fall/winter season!
• Red dress outfit:
A simple short red dress that can match different moods and styles. As you all probably know by now, I love high heels and this is the kind of shoes that I usually choose to pair with my outfits and dresses and so was the case here.
• GET MY OUTFIT:
It’s a red dress with a minimal approach (that I love!), so I thought it was a perfect classic choice to be part of my closet.
You can wear it with a bigger bag like I did for the daily life outfits or you can pair it with a smaller handbag or even a clutch for a more dress up/night out kind of outfit.
I think I already wrote here on the blog how I’ve been a bit obsessed with red clothing lately, specially red dresses, I’m in such a red vibe these days! And do you know why? Because red is such a color-trend for this year! So if you doubt, go with the red!
As for the quality of the dress and a Stylewe review, that’s from where this dress is from, fabric and quality are nice and the prices are always affordable with some interesting variety of dresses and clothing in general.
And since I was in an all classy mood, I just decided to go with a pair of black high heels, some golden accessories like a choker, earrings and a delicate flower ring.
• GET MY MAKEUP LOOK:
For my makeup look, a clean and almost natural makeup with a touch of a red lipstick, the color is Ruby Woo by MAC. My all time favorite red lipstick.
Spring is here and it almost looks like it’s already summer, so beautiful summer dresses are a must for this season!
And for this outfit I picked a short dress in white with some lace details in black and white that’s perfect for a fresh and chic outfit during the summer days.
Dress: StyleWe | Black sandals: H&M | Hairstyling by Namu Hair Milano
I love white for spring and summer outfits and a little white dress is always a must-have for the summer season. But since I love a little detail or something that makes an outfit more delicate, I picked this white dress with some lace detail.
The shoulders’ cut is very modern and makes this dress a little more edgy than if it wasn’t there.
You all know how much I love high heels and now that the spring has arrived, it’s time to take your sandals out for a walk.
• GET MY OUTFIT:
I spent the day visiting some events of the Milan Design Week and Vanity Fair created the Green House, a cute and lovely place with beautiful gardens where I took this next photo:
This white dress is from the website StyleWe, where I have been able to find some cute dresses with affordable prices, and with an interesting quality of fabrics and sewing. Be it for winter outfits as well as summer outfits. They have a cool selection of pieces.
For my makeup, a very basic look with brown eyeshadows on my eyes and a bright pink lipstick on my lips:
• GET MY MAKEUP:
And my hair was with a very different hairstyle with a braid on side and just some messy hair on the other half of my hair, do you like it?
Hair by Namu Hair (Milano)
* I received the product from the brand, but my reviews are always my real and sincere opinions on the products/clothing I try.
Spring is finally here! Yesterday was a beautiful and sunny day her in Milan and I could finally wear my new pink lace dress, spring-perfect!
You all know how much I love delicate outfits and I’m in such a vibe of all shades of pink, specially baby pink and millennial pink for this spring/summer. So I couldn’t wait to wear this delicate little dress.
Pink lace Dress: Popjulia
This cute dress is going to be perfect for the spring/summer days this season and it’s from an affordable website called Popjulia. When shopping online, there is always a doubt if the piece you buy is going to arrive and be of good quality, I already own a few pieces from this website and I’ve been enjoying it.
The fabric of this dress is nice, the only thing you should remember is to check the delivery time, my dress took about a month to arrive here in Milan, so take that in consideration if you’re picking an outfit for a certain occasion. ;)
The style of this pink lace dress is cute and elegant, perfect for a casual afternoon out or even to going out during the summer nights.
You can either wear it with high heels like I’m doing here or dress it down with a beautiful pair of ballet flats.
Because I was in the mood for something almost monochromatic, I paired this pink dress with nude shoes and rosé accessories, like the earrings, bracelet, ring and even my hand bag. All in rosé!
My outfit photos were made at the Darsena here in Milan, near the Porta Ticinese, where you will be able to find a lot of coffee shops and bars. Such a lovely place to have a walk during the spring days.
This dress is fully in lace, so, so it’s its back.
For my makeup, nothing too different of my usual everyday makeup with a touch of a bright pink lipstick:
Elegance, tailoring and sophistication were all on the Maryling runway for Fall / Winter 2018.19 collection, as well as a highlight for monochromatic looks, especially in red and for the elegant plaid patterns.
I went to check out the Maryling fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week here in Milan and here are the main looks and trends chosen by Maryling for the next winter.
• Maryling Fall/Winter 2018.19 at MFW:
Matching the same pattern it’s still a hot trend and it’s also represented by this plaid print for Maryling 2019’2 Fall/Winter season, with the elegance made in Italy.
The college inspiration gains a much more sophisticated look, with a plaid print and 3/4 stockings, in a very adult and elegant look.
Dresses in fine fabrics create a movement and sensuality for the brand’s winter:
A beautiful print to make this winter happier:
Two of my favorite outfits from the Maryling fashion show from the winter 2019 collection, one in red with a beautiful plaid print and one in ton sur ton red outfit. Lately I’m so into the red vibe, and it’s a color that was super present on the Fall/ Winter 2018.19 runways here during the Milan Fashion Week.
The dark and sober tones that can not be missed during the Italian winter, always with overlays, even on the monochromatic outfits:
To finish this blog post, another outfit I loved from this collection is this one with this stunning camel coat:
Check out a video from the Maryling’s collection for the Fall/Winter 2018.19 show on the Milan Fashion Week:
Over the last years, once a year, the Salon du Chocolat Milano makes Milan a sweeter city and a great place for those who love chocolate and cooking. I’ve been to the 2018 edition of the Salon du Chocolat here in Milan and I loved the experience, because I love cooking, specially sweets.
From 15th to 18th February, Milan hosted the Salon du Chocolat with so many events and brands exhibiting their amazing chocolates at the Salon. During the four days of the event, we had 47 showcooking events, 36 presentations, and more then 105 brands and degustations of chocolate and sweets.
• Salon du Chocolat Milano 2018:
It all started with the opening night on the 15th February and with a fashion show inspired by the king: the chocolate. The dresses always had a story behind it and they were created by fashion designers collaborating with chocolatiers and chefs, creating a very interesting final result.
Check some of the dresses that were in exhibition after the opening fashion show at the Salon du Chocolat Milano 2018:
I love cooking, so I checked many of the showcookings during the Salon du Chocolat and I definitely learned a lot from italian chocolatiers and chefs.
Nicolò Moschella is a young pastry chef that I already heard about, because once I walking around Milan I ended up in a place called Just Love, it’s a coffee shop, but you can also have lunch there, as well as the famous italian aperitivo by the end f the day. The place is very cute and fashionable (I guess you now understand why I liked it.), but food is also great. I already tried from sandwiches to sweet croissants, tart, fish and even a veggie lasagna, all was always very good and with a nice ambience.
One of the brands I meet during the Salon du Chocolat here in Milan was Italianframe, a multisensorial shop opening here in Milan. I tried one of their cookies with a crystalized violet, it was such a good combination! Italianframe defines itself as a place where art, pastry and flowers meet, the end result could be just a great combination.
Check more photos of other brands and chocolate I saw during the Salon du Chocolat here in Milan:
Can we say crystalized flowers are a trend in chocolates already?
If you are around Milan around this time next year and you love chocolate and sweets, the Salon du Chocolat could be a great time to enjoy and appreciate good quality chocolate and sweets. Be it a program for italians, milanese or travelers.
One of my favorite skincare products at this moment is the Combray Facial Oil (a regenerating face oil) which is a facial oil with only two ingredients and it has made my skin AMAZING! It is an antioxidant and multifunction oil.
And if you also have oily skin and you were scared just to read the word oil, wait a minute, because I also have oily/combination skin and the product is recommended for all skin types. Yes, I was also afraid of oils at first, but once you find an interesting product, you understand that even oily skins can use oil products, but attention, just apply the right amount to your skin and choose the right product. Anyway, let’s go back to Combray Facial Oil review. (This is a spontaneous review, I really liked the product, it’s not a sponsored blog post).
Combray Facial Oil contains only 2 ingredients and it’ss a multifunctional oil, but what does it promise?
It is an anti-aging treatment, which moisturizes the skin, soothes and regenerates it, and protects the softness of the skin.
I should add that I LOVE skincare products, but I had never been so excited about a single product as I am with this one, since I noticed visible improvements on a kind of a bad skin time I went through a while ago, while it was also very cold here in Milan, anyway, I talk more about my experience bellow.
• Combray Facial Oil: my favorite facial oil
Like I wrote above, the Facial Oil from Combray has several functions and properties in one single product.
You probably noticed in this last photo that the bottle is almost halfway through, so I really try a skincare product for a long time, because generally cosmetics are not products that give you immediate results and according to the brand’s information, I read that better results were visible after one month of using the product, by the time I’m writing this full review, I am already using Combray facial oil for almost 3 months every day, twice a day, and I’m really enjoying it.
Combray Facial Oil is rich in antioxidants and it contains only two (magic) ingredients: grape seed oil and another one called Oxofulleram, which is an antioxidant. The product has no other ingredients, preservatives, coloring or perfume and besides it all, the brand is cruelty free!
• Combray Facial Oil: product’s purposes
- Anti aging
- Calming and regenerating the skin
- Protect skin against oxidation caused by stress, pollution and inflammation
According to the brand’s website, they have clinical studies that demonstrate high product efficacy in reducing the appearance of free radical damage caused by oxidative stress, aging, sun, air pollution and inflammation.
In fact, you already start to see a difference in your skin in the early days, but of course I went deeper into the use of the product and I waited two months to be able to properly see the effects of the product on my skin and be able to actually review it properly.
• Combray Óleo Facial: How to use it
The product should be applied after washing your face, I have been using it both in the morning and at night and since it has several functions, I have been trying an almost minimal daily skincare routine: applying a cleanser gel to wash my face, an eye cream and the Combray facial oil.
Just a few drops for the face and neck, the recommended by the brand is: 6 drops, I think I have a small face or not for having a very dry skin, I often apply only 4 or 5 drops and that’s enough to my face. You should apply the product on the face and massage it with your fingertips, so that the product is better absorbed by your skin.
As you can see by the color of the oil in the photos, it has a dark color and the only care is actually massaging the product so it is well absorbed by the skin (it does not get your skin colored or anything) and take care of waiting a little at night and do not apply and lie on a white pillowcase straight after the application. But the brand itself has the instructions on how to apply the product and which are the movements indicated on the package.
• Benefits and my experience with Combray Facial Oil:
I started using the Combray Facial Oil at a time when it was very cold here in Milan and my skin, that’s actually a bit oily, was dry and even peeling close to the eye area. In fact I was even afraid to try a new product with the skin like that, but since I had met the brand on Cosmoprof last year (a cosmetics beauty fair that’s very respected worldwide), so I thought it was worth the try, since it has purposes like to moisturize and regenerate the skin.
And it was great, it helped my skin recover very well and in the following days and it also helped to keep it beautiful during the very cold days here, applying the product every day, I had no problem at all in my skin getting dry. It was super soft and hydrated all the time, even when I was in Switzerland and we had negative temperatures such as -6˚.C
I felt that in addition to being softer, my skin looks very moisturized and bright, in fact, I find myself in a great skin moment and I believe that the product also played a part on it. I also try to eat very healthy and, of course, that is something that helps to have healthy and beautiful skin. But with regards to the cold weather, I believe Combray Facial Oil has helped a lot in keeping my skin hydrated.
To summarize: I really liked Combray Skincare Facial Oil because the daily application left my skin looking healthy, soft and moisturized even on the very cold winter days. Plus, it’s a multifunction product that makes it easy for anyone who wants more everyday convenience and I also really enjoyed their travel size packaging, I’ve been using it straight on all my last trips.
The Combray brand is from the Netherlands, but Combray Facial Oil is sold and delivered worldwide by the brand’s website and you can get 20% OFF when you buy with the coupon code: MANU20 (the coupon is valid for only one month, so enjoy it while you can). Website: Combray Skincare
* I am not affiliated with the brand, this review is not a sponsored review, I just received the product to try it and all the reviews here on the blog are my real opinions after using a product.