Straight from Milan’s spring, a floral dress outfit on Via della Spiga, one of the streets that forms the famous Fashion Quadrangle (Quadrilatero della Moda) here in Milan, known for being a neighborhood of fashion and sophistication.
Photos: Fenton Savastano (photoarkive)
I love a more delicate and feminine style, but to bring a trendy touch to my outfit and make it a little bit different, I decided to go for a metallic bag in rosé color.
An informal look, but cute and preppy. To make it comfy and pretty, I decided to go for ballerina flats, besides it’s super comfortable to walk around Milan.
The floral dress is very spring-like and fresh, after all, the weather here is more like summer than spring.
Photos: Fenton Savastano (photoarkive)
My accessories for this look with my floral dress were very minimalist and just a few pieces: just a pair of small ring earrings in rosé and a ring:
The baby pink bomber jacket completed my outfit, in a very thin fabric, just to give it a little more charm and for when it gets just a littler fresher late at night.
The Nivea Creme is one of those products that is very budget friendly and so useful to always have one around, famous for its tin packaging, it’s one of those products that I’m always using and repurchasing it, I use all year round, after all, it is a multipurpose product and a very versatile one.
The Nivea Creme is a body and face cream that’s a more of concentrated moisturizer and is suitable for all skin types. But it’s not that kind of moisturizer you put on the whole body, I use on the parts where the skin is usually drier, like on the heels.
• Nivea Creme: Review and Some Tips
Nivea Creme is no less than 100 years old!
What the brand says:
Its formula contains high content of glycerin and Eucerit, a unique moisturizing natural ingredient for the skin. It has a high level of hydration and is not comedogenic, and can be used on all parts of the body and face by children and adults.
• How I use the Nivea Creme
The brand says that the product can be used on any part of the body or even the face (just be very carefully if you have oily skin, do not put it all across your face!), I’ll tell you a bit about how I use this product and its results.
I advise using it mainly on the drier regions of the body, as it is a more concentrated moisturizer, more like the texture of a butter and not as thin as a lotion.
Another use of this product that I began to make some time ago was to use it on the lips too, I bought here in Italy on a cold winter in which I had just arrived from Brazil and I had forgotten to bring a lip balm. With the cold, my lips were starting to get more dry, when I saw a tin of Nivea Cream on the market soon I thought: I think that’s gonna solve my problem! And I actually really liked the results that I apply it every night until today, regardless of the season, I take a little of the product to apply on my lips before bed or sometimes twice a day if my lips are too dry in the winter.
On that same winter also I decided to apply it in some points of my face, like in the tip of the nose that began to peel a little bit because of the cold weather and in a few days, it had already helped enough to make my skin hydrated and normal again. Just be very careful not to apply this cream everywhere in your face, do not exaggerate and do not apply where it’s not needed, to you can avoid some over hydration and not run the risk of appearing a pimple anywhere.
On the heels I apply this cream every single night, regardless of the season or if I already had a moisturizing lotion after having a shower, I still always apply this cream before bed every night. It helps to keep the heel moisturized and soft, of course if the skin is already too dry, it’s not going to make a miracle and solve the problem overnight, but with a continued use of the product, it makes your skin softer again. If that’s your situation, I recommend going for a feet scrub first and the use the Nivea Cream to keep it soft later.
* This product was bought by myself and here is my true and honest review.
This week I received some leather wallets from a brand called Kinzd to get acquainted with, they are colorful leather wallets that are compact pieces, which is great for who love to wear small bags, but also to who carries a thousand things and any free space is a bonus on your bag, right?
What I find most practical in small wallets is that, besides that they do not take up much space in your handbag, it is easy when changing the bag. When I’m with a large wallet, every time I decide to go out with a small purse, I have to change my wallet as well to fit in the small purse.
• Leather Wallets:
I have received two models of Kinzd leather wallets and a makeup bag to review, the brand was created in 2012, trying to bring us genuine leather wallets at affordable prices, with worldwide delivery.
I received this model of a small leather wallet and another colored one slightly larger, but also very compact. The workmanship is well made and the leather appeared to be of a good quality, it is a stiffer kind of leather.
Take a look on how this wallet is inside:
It has enough space for cards, space for money and inside the zipper part, it also has divisions for cards. I had put some cards inside the zip that did not fit in the front part and also some coins.
This leather wallet is made with a system called Blocking RFID, which blocks wifi readers and protects the information of those who have contactless cards. These cards make payments without needing the password by just touching the payment reader, I’m not sure how popular they are in other parts of the world, but here in Italy there are some banks that have contactless cards and you can make small payments with them, just by getting your card closer to the machine.
I ran a test with this wallet and the material actually blocked access to the cards.
About the size: Italian ID is a little bigger than this wallet, so it was left with a few centimeters out of the wallet.
The other model I had received from their women’s leather wallet collection was this other one, a very colorful one:
This model is very compact one: it has a zipper to put your money and coins, or, the money can also be placed in the long spaces just above the cards’ space.
A very colorful leather wallet for those who like more cheerful and fun pieces, but still in an elegant way.
In addition to the spaces in the front, this wallet also has a zippered space in the back:
• Makeup bag:
This makeup bag is made in another material, it is made in nylon. It’s a small makeup bag, but it can fit some more essential brushes and makeup, it’s small to carry in your handbag to make touch-ups on your makeup during the day or for taking it on weekend or short-duration trips.
It also has a small zipper inside, in which you can put small accessories.
* I had received the accessories from the brand, this review was written with my real and sincere opinions after using the products.
For me, traveling is among the best things to do, so prepare your travel bucket list and take note of 15 amazing places to travel and activate your wanderlust.
Then, all you have to do is pick one to start.
Of course the world has a lot more than just 15 amazing places to travel and visit around the world, just that this blog post is not enormous, let’s focus on 15 Places to Travel that are Unbelievable!
15 Places to Travel that are Just Unbelievable:
1. Cinque Terre, Italy
Known as one of the most famous and unbelievable beautiful place to travel in the world is Cinque Terre on the Italian coast. As the italian translation says they are “Five Lands”, that means they are five different villages that are named: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
A magical place to travel and visit in Italy, beautiful by day or by night.
Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy. Photo by Paul Hogie.
2. Santorini, Greece
image: Found the World
When you talk about Greece, often the first place that comes to mind is Santorini, with its white houses and blue waters. Santorini is a Greek island which lies in the southern Aegean Sea.
A paradisiac place to travel where you can find many amazing hotels with the famous infinity pools overlooking the sea.
3. Cappadocia, Turkey
image: CN Traveler
Cappadocia is one of the most touristic regions of Turkey, the region is famous for its geological formations resulting from volcanic phenomena and erosion, underground cities, churches and houses excavated on the rocks are a major tourist attraction of this unbelievable place to travel.
The balloon rides are super famous there, as you can seem on the last photo. Another “tourist attraction” is to see the sunrise overlooking Cappadocia or even the sunset if you are not willing to wake up so early, quite worth it if you ask me, I mean, how many chances will you have to see the sunrise in Cappadocia if you do not live there? Please take the opportunity.
4. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
The famous Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, this country has always been a place that fascinated me a lot! With all the “magic” and speculation on how the Egyptians would have built these huge pyramids, it surely comes on the list of 15 unbelievable places to travel!
The Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest and oldest of the three pyramids of the Giza complex, it was built around 2,580 BC, that is: more than 4,500 years ago. It is the oldest building among the 7 wonders of the ancient world and the only one remaining that is still very well maintained.
5. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
photo: Leandro Macedo Gonçalves
A Brazilian paradise, Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago with 21 islands and it has incredible natural landscapes, its a place to travel famous for its marine life. By the way, one of the main tourist attractions are the dives.
The beautiful picture is in the Bay of Pigs, which is only 100 meters long.
6. Northern Lights, Tromsø, Norway.
photo: Ole C. Salomonsen arcticlightphoto.no
Not so much a place but a phenomenon: the Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) which can be seen from Nordic countries like in Norway. And one of the main cities recommended for hunting the Northern Lights is Tromsø, which is why it made to the list of the 15 places to travel that are unbelievable! Can you imagine look to the sky and see these beautiful colors for real?
With lots of science, weather forecast and a lot of research, going after the Aurora Borealis may not be an easy task in the icy Nordic winter, but if you can see one, it will surely be an unforgettable experience.
A whole fair dedicated especially to the fragrances market, this is the Esxence Milano that took place here in Milan, also know as the fragrance week. A beauty fair with amazing scents from all over the world, where I met new brands and several irresistible fragrances.
Esxence is a perfumery fair dedicated to artistic perfumery and in this edition, it has brought perfumes from Italy and 16 other countries: France, United Kingdom, Spain, United States, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Turkey, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Morocco.
• Esxence Milano 2017:
209 brands participated in this edition of perfume week here in Milan, the theme of this edition was the Garden of Eden (Giardino dell’Eden in Italian), seeking to create a “magical” place between reality and imagination.
In addition to presenting various brands of perfumes, in this edition were 190 brands of fragrances and 19 of skincare and makeup, Esxence Milano also hold some events and conferences about the world of perfumes.
Esxence Milano is a fair dedicated to various audiences: professionals in the field, press and even the general public who is passionate about perfume.
With so many fragrances, choosing just 5 of them was not an easy task, but I chose the ones that personally pleased me the most with their mix of scents.
• TOP 5 Perfume at Esxence Milano:
• Les Amoureux de Peynet – Molinard:
Do you know when it is “love at first sight,” I mean, at the first smell? This was one of my favorite perfumes at Esxence Milano. One of Molinard’s new launching, Les Amoureux perfume de Peynet is a fresh scent, with delicate spicy ginger notes. And it was created as an emotional tribute from the perfumer to the artist, the illustrator of Les Amoureux!
Top notes: Orange bergamot, tangerine, grapefruit, money
Middle notes: Petitgrain, Ginger, Nutmeg, Jasmine
Base notes: Woody, Vetiver, Amber, Musk
• Seduction 2 from AK Parfumerie France:
With such a pink packaging, AK Parfumerie’s Seduction 2 perfume is a sweet fragrance. In general, sweet perfumes are not my favorites, but this one brings a combination that pleased me, probably because it also has some citrus notes.
Top notes: tangerine, raspberry, orange blossom, cinnamon
Middle notes: sandalwood, cedar wood, pink, violet
Base notes: vanilla, biscuit, benjoin, white musk
• Jolie from Bahoma London:
With a woody floral fragrance, the Jolie Eau de Toilette from Bahoma London was one of the brand’s new launching for this year.
Top notes: bergamot, orange leaf and peach
Heart notes: peony, violet, magnolia, lily-of-the-valley, rose, jasmine and galbanum
Base notes: patchouli, sandalwood, cedar and white musk.
• Vanille-Benjoin from Affinesence Paris:
With a combination of two types of vanilla, the Affinityence Paris’s Eau de Parfum Vanille-Benjoin is part of a special collection created just with base notes.
With Tahitian Vanilla Absolute and Madagascan Vanilla Absolute, the fragrance gains a blend with Siamese Benzoin, a fragrance from Laos that has high balsamic value and notes of almonds.
• K2 from Bahoma London:
Bahoma London has some feminine and other unisex fragrances, as its the case with K2. It is a fresh and very citrus Eau de Toilette.
Top notes: lemon, mandarin, cardamom and petitgrain;
Middle notes: neroli, mint and sage;
Base notes: benzoin, patchouli and musk.
With Swiss technology, arrives in Italy a new treatment for cellulite that promises good results in a short period of time and it’s called Swiss CellVibe.
I’ve been to the launching event here in Milan at the White Medi Spa to know more about the CellVibe, how it works and what are the results of this innovative treatment.
A lot is said about cellulite and how to get rid of it, being one of the biggest complains when women talk about their bodies. Therefore, any new treatments on this subject are always welcomed by the female public!
To find a solution, more and more women are turning to aesthetic medicine experts, dermatologists and / or wellness centers to have additional support when eating healthy and exercise are not enough anymore in combating the cellulite.
In this sense, real and effective help comes from the Swiss technology company Electro Medical Systems SA, which, with its 30 years of experience in the production of precision medical devices for more than 100 countries worldwide, has also chosen to launch in Italy a non-invasive solution designed by medical research and designed for beauty professionals: Swiss CellVibe® is a shock-absorbing device that not only reduces cellulite, but also improves skin consistency and elasticity, while it stimulates the cell metabolism and promotes blood and lymph circulation.
A recent study about the Swiss CellVibe® treatment found that applying the device for 30 minutes in just 8 sessions produced an average reduction in a stage of cellulitis – from III to II or II to I – and the reduction Of 2% of the thigh circumference.
Swiss CellVibe® – clinically proven (Schladraff et al., 2014) – is the result of years of EMS research and analysis on shock waves, which allowed the Swiss company to produce some of the most popular medical devices for treatment of kidney stones and osteoarticular pain. With this expertise, EMS has chosen to propose its patented technology to beauty professionals for the treatment of cellulite.
E.M.S. Electro Medical Systems S.A was founded by Bernd Bühner and Pierre Mabille almost 35 years ago in the Joux Valley, Switzerland. It is in the heart of this valley, famous for its clockwork masterpieces, which E.M.S has forged its reputation by developing unrivaled quality medical devices and clinically proven treatment results. Today E.M.S is present in over 100 countries and has expanded its activities to 8 branches around the world. With strong expertise and experience, E.M.S is a leader in dental prophylaxis, intracorporeal lithotripsy and radial extracorporeal shock waves in the treatment of muscle tendon pain.
• Swiss CellVibe is available at The White Medi Spa in Milan:
Address: Via Sebeto, 1, 20123 Milano MI