Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Review

I am pretty sure that all of you already know about this concealer, but I just had to review it myself. This Age Rewind concealer by Maybelline has been the star of the show for the past year, I would say. It appears in almost every Instagram and Youtube video, therefore I felt compelled to buy it.

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It was like looking for a treasure, since no store that I went to had it, but I got lucky and went to a supermarket (Esselunga, if you live in Italy), where I finally found it. Unfortunately, at least here in Italy, they only carry 2 shades, very similar, made for light to medium skin tones. I got very lucky, since I am pretty fair, but anyone with a slightly darker skin tone than mine would end up with nothing.

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The price is pretty fair, at €9. It has the same quantity of product as the Fit Me Concealer, although it is slightly thicker.

Putting it to the test, I was pleasantly surprised on how smooth it was. It fills up every line and pore, for a seamless coverage. The shade I have, Light, is slightly ashy, so I have to set it with a warm toned powder. It definitely has way more lasting power than its competitor, the Fit Me Concealer.

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I am very happy with this product and I probably will purchase it again.

Score : 8,5/10

Thank you for reading.

xx

Converse “Holiday Nudes” Collection – Review

Some time ago I saw a picture on Instagram of a collection of nude Converse sneakers and I instantly freaked out. I went straight to Google to find out what the collection was about and where I could buy a pair of those beautiful sneakers.

Turns out, Converse did an exclusive collaboration with the British shoe store Office, which means that their site is the only place you can buy these shoes. Of course, to the price of the shoes you have to add the price of shipping, if you love outside the UK, which the site will calculate for you. Thankfully, shipping to Italy was only £4.99, so the total ended up being around £65. Below you have the pictures with and without direct sunlight.

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I bought them in this colour, which is the most cold-toned one of the bunch. There are also a couple more colours, but they were either too pink or too peachy for my taste and for what I was looking for. If you want to buy any of them, you should hurry, since there are only a couple of sizes left and they are mostly on low stock.

I love these shoes so so much. They are made of leather and the hardware is golden. Since they are made of leather, they hurt the back of my heel quite a lot, as soon as I walk two steps, so until my feet get used to them, I will have to use bandages. They are also true to size. The only problem was shipping, since the store only offers tracking inside the UK, so that was a bit stressful, but it all worked out fine in the end and delivery times were respected.

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I am extremely glad I bought them and I cannot wait to style more outfits with them, so stay tuned.

Thank you for reading.

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Tiger Mini Haul

I must say that a couple of months ago I made the most amazing discovery. While I was walking the streets of Rome, and more specifically Piazza Venezia, my friend and I entered a store, which turned out to be heaven.

This store is called Tiger, or Flying Tiger, depending on where you live. It is a variety store which provides very low cost items, but they do not adopt the .99 method, which means that their prices are whole.

They have everything, from kitchen supplies and particular spices to notebooks and iPhone cases. They have anything you can wish for. I fell in love and I am not exaggerating. Their only flaw is that they do not offer online shopping, which is pretty sad, since I would have raided the whole store months ago. One more particularity is that they switch their merchandise quite often, so if you want to buy something in bulk, you should.

Let us get going with this haul.

I am basically obsessed with notebooks and agendas, sue me. Therefore, this was the perfect occasion to splurge, but not too much.

I bought a beautiful black notebook, which has brown paper inside. It cost me €2 and I use it as an almost daily diary, in which I write my thoughts and feelings. I also talked about it here.

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I then got a big powder blue agenda, which I still have to find a use for. I cost a bit more, I believe €6, but it was worth it. I unfortunately dirtied it with some chocolate, something I hated myself for, but it is still beautiful. This, unlike the previous one, has blank paper on the inside.

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Next up, I bought a tiny glittery pink notebook, which I also have to find a use for. It was €1 and I could not resist its prettiness.

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I hope you understand me now.

I then got 2 photo albums, and I honestly regret not getting more, since they do not carry them anymore. I do, however, hope that they will bring them back, since they were the perfect size for my photos. They cost €5 each.

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You guys remember this, right?

Last but not least, I got the cutest keychain ever, inspired by the Fendi ones. There were many colours, but I liked this one the best and I believe it was €3.

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I also posted it, along with my nails, on Instagram a couple of days ago.

I hope that you liked this mini haul and thank you for reading.

xx

Michael Kors Sunglasses – Review

I have finally, after months of debating, bought myself a pair of sunglasses. The problem was that since I am very, very near-sighted, I had to get them done especially for me, which meant that the price was going to be higher than for a normal pair of sunglasses.

Since I am going to spend my winter holidays in Australia, where it is going to be extremely hot and sunny, I decided to finally go and get them done.

The shop assistant there was very nice and patient, helping me find a pair of glasses perfect both for my budget and my taste. I ended up having to choose between a couple of Michael Kors pairs, one more rounded and one more square. I had to trust my gut and pick the more square pair, since it is slightly more elegant and fits my personality better.

The shop assistant then helped me choose the colour of the lenses, making sure that they were good for driving and measuring everything. One week later, I finally went and got my sunglasses and I could not be happier.

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The model I went for is called Marrakesh and they are perfect for me. Apparently they suit better an oval or round face and you can find them in other colours too. I went for the black and silver option, since it is my first pair of sunglasses and I wanted something timeless and that would go well with every outfit.

You can find them on the Michael Kors website, or on other websites specialised in sunglasses, like this or this, if you do not live in the US. For example, on the Italian Michael Kors website I could not find this particular model.

The sunglasses came inside a beautiful and quite particular off-white case, which has a beige suede interior. Inside also came a piece of cloth to clean the glasses with, the guarantee certificate and the manufacturer’s information note.

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As with any other pair of glasses, these have to be cleaned only with water and neutral soap.

I must say that I am delighted with my new purchase and that I cannot wait for the sun to get out of the clouds so I can wear them.

Thank you for reading.

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