Fall Essentials:

White dress: Summer outfit (StyleWe Review)

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.

White Short dress for summer - Manu Luize

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.

Stylewe White dress

 

The shoulders’ cut is very modern and makes this dress a little more edgy than if it wasn’t there.

White dress summer Stylewe

 

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.

White dress Stylewe - Manu Luize

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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:

Manu Luize - White dress outfit

 

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.

White dress outfit

 

For my makeup, a very basic look with brown eyeshadows on my eyes and a bright pink lipstick on my lips:

Manu Luize - Makeup with pink lipstick

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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?

Braid hairstyle - Manu Luize

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.


Pink Lace dress for spring/Summer (Popjulia Review)

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 by Popjulia

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. ;)

 

Pink lace dress - Manu Luize outfit

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.

 

Millennial pink lace dress by Popjulia

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!

 

Lace dress - Manu Luize outfit

 

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.

Lace dress for the summer

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:

Manu Luize - Everyday makeup

Pink lace Dress: Popjulia | Bracelet: Charriol | Band ring: Jeulia | Lipstick: Relentlessly Red by MAC

 

Everyday brown Makeup by Manu Luize


Maryling Fall 2018.19 #MFW

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.

Maryling Fall 2018 MFW

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.

Maryling Fall 2018.19 MFW

Maryling | photo: Lofficiel Italia

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:

Vestidos Maryling fall 2018.19 MFW

Maryling | photos: Lofficiel Italia

 

A beautiful print to make this winter happier:

Maryling Inverno 2019 dress

Maryling | photo: Lofficiel Italia

 

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.

Red outfit Maryling Fall 2019

Maryling | photo: Lofficiel Italia

 

The dark and sober tones that can not be missed during the Italian winter, always with overlays, even on the monochromatic outfits:

Maryling FW 2018.19 MFW

Maryling | photo: Lofficiel Italia

 

To finish this blog post, another outfit I loved from this collection is this one with this stunning camel coat:

Maryling FW 2018.19

photo: Lofficiel Italia

 

Check out a video from the Maryling’s collection for the Fall/Winter 2018.19 show on the Milan Fashion Week:


Salon du Chocolat Milano 2018

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.

Salon du Chocolat Milano 2018

 

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:

Chocolates in Milan

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:

Salon du Chocolat Milano

Salon du Chocolat 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 Showcooking

Nicolò Moschella Showcooking at the Salon du Chocolat Milano 2018

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.

 

Chocolate Cake at the Salon du Chocolat Milano

Showcooking with Alessandro Comaschi, monumental chocolate cake decoration.

 

Simone Salvini Showcooking at Salon du Chocolat Milano

Simone Salvini Showcooking at Salon du Chocolat Milano: Indian Kheer.

 

Emanuele Valsecchi cookingshow Milan 2018

Emanuele Valsecchi creates macarons inspired by Japan.

 

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.

Italianframe in Milan

Italianframe cookies in Milano

Italianframe cookies in Milano

 

Check more photos of other brands and chocolate I saw during the Salon du Chocolat here in Milan:Salon du Chocolat - Italy

 

Cremino at the Salon du Chocolat

 

Crystalized roses in a chocolate

Can we say crystalized flowers are a trend in chocolates already?

 

Delicious chocolate with cranberry by Slitti.

Delicious chocolate with cranberry by Slitti.

 

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.


Combray Facial Oil Review (Complete)

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).

Óleo Combray: Review

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

Combray Facial Oil: review

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
  • Hydration
  • 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

Combray Oil Review

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:

Combray Facial Oil (Review)
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.

Facial oil Review: Combray

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.


Red dress for Milan Fashion Week

What about a red dress outfit for this winter?

That long awaited week arrives: the Milan Fashion Week F/W 2018.19, with shows, collections and fashion events. And with it, the fashion week outfits, and for my first look at MFW FW 2018.19, I decided to go for some minimalism with a red ruffled dress and a black wool coat, because this week is very cold here in Milan.

Red dress outfit for fall

Dress: StyleWe | Coat: Lafort | Handbag: Guess | Necklace: Monili di Legno | Leather boots: H&M

 

• Red dress outfit at the Milan Fashion Week:

Check out more details of my outfit with a red dress for fall / winter:

Red dress outfit for fall/winter

To match with my red dress, I picked a black wool coat, creating a combination with a strong contrast.

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For my makeup look, a very simple look that I love: in shades of brown eyeshadows and a red lipstick. Check below some makeup photos, so you can check it all better:

Manu Luize red lipstick

 

The handbag was one of the charms of this look, because it’s almost fully in glitter, to bring a bit more of shine and glam to this outfit. ✨

Red dress and black coat

 

On a daily basis, this is the pair of glasses I wear the most, a more rounded red, which is a light kitten model:

Makeup for glasses and red lipstick

Brown shades makeup and red lipstick


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