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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy new year!

Today is the last day of this year, 2013. For me, it seems like it was yesterday when we was celebrating 2013. Unfortunally time flies, we have to find a way to stop it xD.
By the way, with this post i wanted to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR. May  the fortune be always in your favour,  may the best thing happen to you, may the happiness guide you through all the year.

Michela xx

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas everyone

With this post i just want to wish you all a
Merry Christmas

These are some of my Christmas decorations

Michela xx

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Christmas tag!

Looking around the web, I saw this beautiful "Christmas Tag". Since I love writing tag posts, I decided to do it as well.  These are simple questions about me and Christmas time. If you would like to do it as well, feel free to do it, maybe let me know it in the comments below, simply because I'd love to know it.

What time of the year do you start your Christmas shopping?
I'm not an organized person, so every year I have to go buying Christmas presents during a week before Christmas day. That's sad but i have to say that i'm pretty good at doing it because I'm always in time :)

Do you have any festive recipes for food or drink you limit solely to the Christmas season to share?Actually not. I love cooking, especially desserts, but i don't have one in particular that I make only at Christmas.

Tell me how Christmas goes home in your home:
During Christmas eve, we wait midnight to make a toast to celebrate and than we open our presents, we stay up until late playing TOMBOLA that i loooooove!! When we wake up the day after, we have breakfast all together, lunch as well and we continue playing tombola ahhaha

Do you have any Christmas traditions?
I start eat pandoro only from the 25th of December!

Do you have a favourite festive coffee?
No, I'm not a coffee drinker

Do you have a favourite Christmas song?
I love all  Michael Buble's Christmas songs :)

What do you do on Christmas eve?As i said before, I have dinner together with my family, we play tombola, and have a toast at midnight!

What's your Christmas wrapping strategy? Do you have one?
I'm sorry, I don't have one.

What's your dream gift this year?
A car, but it's definitely IMPOSSIBLE.

Describe your Christmas tree. How tall? Real or artifical? How is it decorated?
It's small, i don't know the precise hight, artificial and it has every possible color on it xD

Do you decorate just the Christmas tree or other areas of your house e.g. windows, banisters?
Just the Christmas tree and some stickers on the windows.

What do you wear to Christmas parties and what do you wear on Christmas day?
I've never been to a Christmas party. During Christmas day i wear leggings and a warm and cozy sweater.

I wish you all a merry Christmas xx


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Thursday, December 19, 2013

My favourite foundation

Today's post is about my favourite foundation. It's the Maybeline Dream Mat Mousse. As it's name says, it's a mousse, and that's what i like the most because it is not heavy at all. So, since my face does not bear heavy and oily foundations, it is the best i could ask for. Actually, i don't apply it all over my face because i don't think i need foundation, but i just apply it on my redness. Also, it is vey cheap, i payed it just 8 Euros, and i think it's super cheap for this brand. If i can give you an advice, try not to use heavy foundations, they can damage your skin. When i decided not to use them, i started applying mineral foundations and i have to say that my skin completely changed. Now, as i said before,i don'y need to use foundations at all and it's a benefitt because my skin can breath and i earned time in the morning. Usually the foundation step took me half of the time i used to put my make up on, because i think that if you have a good base you don't need to put any more make up on. Sometimes i see girl with a baaaaad foundation base, both because they applied it too much, because the color didn't match their natural one and both because it was not well blended.

The color is 21 nude Beige Suave, it's a light color but not the lightest. I used to use it as a concealer, and i have to say thay did his job very well.Sure, i have to apply a liquid concealer on it because I want an additional coverage but if your dark circle are not too dark it is perfect!

Let me know in the comments below if you're using it and what you think about it!

Michela xx

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

My life through Instagram

These are the 6 latest pictures i posted on my Instagram:

Loved the colours of fruit\\on the 5th of december has been my birthday, i turned 20\\my new slippers\\i made a cuppuccino with an heart on topo<3\\too yankee candles of my collection\\ breathing christmas air


Thursday, December 12, 2013

New York Cheesecake Recipe

Hey giiiiirls, here's another dessert recipe i made recently. Since it's christmas time, i thought it was helpful to wrote a post about a dessert recipe. Here i think is my favourite dessert, the New york cheesecake. I ate the original one last year in Time Square and it was way too delicious to describe it with words (you have to try it, absolutely). The preparation is pretty easy, keep reading to learn it. I'm sorry for the photo, but i forgot to take a picture of it right after the preparation. Iwas lucky that there was still a slice :)

1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
3 1/4 packages (8 oz. packages) cream cheese, softened
1 can 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter; press evenly on bottom of 9 inch pie pan.
2. In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk, beating until smooth.
3. Add vanilla and eggs, mix well. Pour into prepared pie pan.
4. Bake for 1 hour, turn off oven but leave cheesecake in oven with door propped slightly open for an additonal hour.
5. Refrigerate at least 6 hours until firm.

I hope you like it and let me know in the comments below if you did it :)

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hello December

Weeeeeeeel, i've never written a blog post about a month of the year but DECEMBER is my favourite one!. I'm quite sure i'm not the only one who has this thought. :D

I just have to do a list about the things that make me love December:

- on the 5th of december is my birthday
- We decorate our houses for Christmas
- The streets are all decorated for Christmas
- I always sip hot beverages (especially hot chocolate, cappuccino and tea)
-I eat a lot during Christmas festivities especially sweet treats (nom nom nom)
- i can exchange Christmas gifts with people i love
- I love Christmas songs
- I stay with my relatives
- We celebrate New Year

There are more reasons why i love December but i didn't want my post to be too long (ahhahaha)

Talking about foot i love eating homemade treats, especially my Grandma's. I'm from Italy and it's a traditon for us during Christmas festivities to eat Pandoro and Panettone. I personally prefere Pandoro!


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hart of Dixie

Hey girls, I'm sorry if i've been absent, but this period has been really tough, i had a lot of things to do and the most important thing that took most of my time is that i GOT A NEW JOB (yeeeeee). Even if i hadn't much spare time, i found time to watch my favourite tv shows. One of these is "Hart of dixie". Apart from the show in itself, I like to watch it because of my favourite girl RACHEL BILSON. I started loving her from the O.C. She's sweet, she's talented and i love her voice (hahaha).This tv show takes place in Bluebell, Alabama. 

I just started watching the second season (i think i'm at the second episode). I have to admit that i didn't like so much the first season because there were not so many troubles, gossips or things like that. (That's what i like in a tv show, and it's not a coincidence that my absolute favorite tv show is GOSSIP GIRL ahahahah). Buuuuut the second season is "spicy". Finally zoe is falling in love and i like the fact that she is desputed between George and Wade. There's a problem: George is engaged with Lemon for 15 years!. (i will not say anything else about it just in case you haven't seen the second season yet). I also love the frendship between Zoe and Lavon Hayes, the Major of Bluebell. 
I really recommend you to watch it because it worth it, It helps me to relax after a long day and i really enjoy it. 
Let me know in the comments below if you like it even if i'm sure that you will do.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How I smudge my eyes

Beautiful eyes are very important for the whole face look. For that reason women were inventing numerous eye makeup techniques, which will high light their eyes , for centuries. 

 Today, there is a great array of possibilities and thanks to the makeup industry we can easily try them on. The smudged eye technique is widely used for deeper and more attractive look . It is pretty easy to do and it is suitable for every day, as it is not too dramatic. 

1. Cover your eye lid and crease with a nude shadow. 
 2. Line your lid with a pencil
 3. Use a smudge brush. Start from the inner corner and sweep incrementally in brief strokes. 
 4. Use the smudge brush once again, however start from the outer corner 
 5. Line the lower lash line with a pencil 
 6. Repeat steps 3 and 4. It is important to line the whole lash line to achieve the desired effect.
7. Apply mascara
 Now you are done, enjoy your deeper and more sensual look.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Liebster award

I was recently nominated for the Blogging liebster award and i have to admit that i was surprised because I started this blog few months ago. I took my time to write this post because i've been really busy with my University and other stuff.

Make sure you check out Jordann  (the girl who nominated me for this award) and follow her.

The rules are:
  1. Link the blogger(s) that nominated you
  2. Answer the 10 questions your nominator has asked you
  3. Keep the chain going by nominating 10 of your favourite bloggers who have less than 200 followers, and make you sure let them know
  4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

My answers to the questions I was asked by Jordann:

1. What would your dream career be?
I'm studing at the University to be an interpeter so i'm really looking forward to achive my goal!

2.Are you at university or have you been to university? and if yes what did/do you study? 
As I explained in the first answer, I'm at the University and i'm studing foreign languages (English, German and Chinese).

3.What inspired you to blog?
Well, actually nothing or no one inspired me, actually  i wanted something like a "diary" to share my emotions, my passions ,and so on, with other girls like me.

4.What is your favourite item of clothing?
It depends on the weather. In winter my favourite item of clothing is the SWEATER, I couldn't like without a big, warm and cozy sweater. While in summer i like to wear comfy dresses.

5.Where do you like to shop?
Defenitely: H&M

6.Where is the best place you have ever visited in the world?
There are two best places i visited: Sydney and New York.

7.Have you ever paid to see a psychic? if yes what did they tell you and was it true?
Fortunately Not.

8.Where would you like to live?

9.Do you prefer summer or winter? and why?
I prefere winter. 1. because my birthda is in December (ahha). 2. because I love Christmas. 3.Because i love sweaters, hot chocolate, duvets and scarves.

10.What would you like for christmas?
I would like to spend it with all my family reunited. That's what i like the most about christmas, It's a reason to stay with your family :)

My nominations for the Liebster Award are:

My questions for my nominees:
1. What inspired you to start a blog?
2. What is your favourite movie and TV show?
3. if you have to go on a desert island, what are the 3 items you would like to bring?
4.What is your best place to shop?
5.What is the food, snack or plate you're addicted to?
6.What is the colour you like the most to wear in winter?
7.What is the best thing you would like to do before going to bed?
8.What camera do you use to take pictures for your posts?
9.What software do you use to modify your photos?
10.What is your favourite social network?


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Funday + New Sweater

I usually hate sunday (especially when i have nothing to do and i stay at home for the entire day) but today i changed my idea on it. Yes because today has been a lively day: i woke up early (actually i woke up at 9 but considering that i went to bed at 3 am i can consider this hour as early hahah), i've met a friend of mine, we went around the city (Rome) and although we had a long walk, we put aside some energy to have our daily dose of

I bought this lovely sweater ( H&M ), i took it in a size L because i would like it to be cozy and warm. I really like that colour because i think that it represents the Autumn\Winter. I think that i'll buy a pair of burgundy trousers to match them with a white or cream sweater.

Maybe you're wondering where we took all our energy to walk for so long. Well, the answer is quite easy, we had an energizing breakfast. Since we are two real Italians, we ate CAPPUCCINO + CORNETTO. While i'm writing this post, i wish i could have another breakfast like that. 

As soon as i returned home, i decided to do my nails and i painted them FIERY RED. Well, i think that red is the favourite colour i like to have on my nails.

And this is me after a loooooong and exausting day (i had to took off my contact lents because my eyes were burning), and even if now i'm super tired, i really enjoyed this day. I think i need to have days like this more often.

Miki xx

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

What's in my i phone

Hey girls, as the title says, i would like to show you what are my favourite IPhone apps . I think this kind of posts are really intersting because reading other girls' post made me discover new helpful apps that i didn't know before.

One app that i'm addicted to is INSTAGRAM. As soon as i wake up in the morning i have to check my instagram to see my friends' photos.
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After checking instagram, I go on FACEBOOK to see what's going on. The other application you see beside Facebook, is ITUBE. it's my favorite music app. Thanks to it, you can download and save on your phone you yube's videos. Most of all, I like to download music videos.


YOU TUBE is another of my favorite apps. When i have some spare time, i like lying on the couch or in bed and watching my favorite videos.
Then there's BLOGLOVIN, Omg i really love that app, i like reading blog posts, i usually read make up and recipe posts. I'm addicted to it. if you want follow my blog on bloglovin here.
Sync.ME is an app that allow you to use your friends' facebook profile pictures for the incoming call.
You already know what SHAZAM is, but i only want to tell you that this is a MUST HAVE app.
TunIN Radio is another of my favourite apps. With this app you can listen to the radio stations all around the world.

I don't have many games on my iphone, i only got The Simpsons Tapped Out, Cards games and sudoku

Let me know if you have other useful apps.
Miki xx


Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy halloween!

I really enjoyed Halloween's day this year, i stayed with friends and spent all the night together drinking, laughing, dancing and so on. We went to a friend of mine's beach house. it had a big garden where we stayed almost all the night.

That's a old picture of me and my boyfriend 3 years ago, me as a "vampire" and him as "V for Vendetta".

 I hope you all have enjoyed this day because i did.

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