SUMMER ESSENTIALS

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Hey angels, how are you? Today I want to talk about you which are my best beauty allies for this summer! I have a very sensitive skin all year around but in the summer it always getting worse due the sun exposure and the other stress factors like the sand, the heat etc. Everyone knows there’s nothing better to spend our days at the beach during summer and we definitely wish the annoying harmful effects of the sun weren’t a problem for us! What we need is a product that protect us naturally by UVA, UVB and IR rays and that allows us to enjoy the sun without no worries! Even more, if your skin is sensitive and sun reactive like mine, a gentle product that allows us to expose in total safety. After using these products from Freshly Cosmetics during my last destinations all that I can say is they have passed the test! These healthy SPF 50 sun protection contains natural ingredients, are biodegradable so marine-life friendly and perfume free. A key aspect is that they’re also free from chemical filters: instead, these sunscreen only contain natural physical filters like zinc oxide. Also the powerful antioxidant technology and the high concentrate of lingonberry and aloe vera protect the skin against photoageing and redness. Since I found them they’re always with me in my bag! You can buy them HERE. Anyway don’t ever forget to protect your skin from the harmful effect of the sun with an high sunscreen, even if you have dark skin that get rarely burned: unfortunately the damage is noticeable only after years of bad habits so protect yourself angels! A big hug, Emily

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This post is in collaboration with Freshly Cosmetics.

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MY FAVORITE HAIR PRODUCTS

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Good morning angels and happy Sunday! First of all I really want to thank you for all your latest support. As you can see I’m ever more present here on the blog lately and I couldn’t be happier! I’m really excited. Today I want to talk about hair and some of my personal tips about it. Taking care of my hair is one of the things which I’m usually handling more everyday: for me is very important to use a few very good products, reason why I thought that I could share with you my favorites. I never had major problems with my hair, maybe also due to the fact that I didn’t carry out excessive hair dying or stressful treatments. As I said before, I don’t use many products but the few I use I always make sure they’re good quality. Usually I wash them twice, at the most three times a week and I think is also very important to keep your hair “natural” as much as you can. This does not mean that hair straightener, irons etc. are your worst enemy but using them too much can seriously damage your hair’s structure, achieving over time the reverse effect. Be sure to always use a good heat-protective product when you cannot do without them and even more if your hair is very dry or damaged. Another good advice that I can totally support is don’t be afraid to get a haircuts when you go to the hairdresser: get rid of 5/10 centimeters will make your hair only more healthy!

Buongiorno angeli e buona domenica! Innanzitutto volevo ringraziarvi per tutto il vostro recente supporto. Come potete vedere sono sempre più presente qui sul blog ultimamente e non potrei esserne più felice! Sono davvero contenta. Oggi vorrei parlarvi di capelli e di qualcuno dei miei consigli personali a riguardo. Prendermi cura dei miei capelli è una delle cose a cui quotidianamente tengo di più: per me è davvero importante usare quei pochi ma buoni prodotti, quindi ho pensato di condividere con voi i miei preferiti. Non ho mai avuto grandi problemi con i miei capelli, forse anche grazie al fatto che non li ho mai sottoposti a eccessive colorazioni o trattamenti troppo stressanti. Come ho già detto prima, non uso molti prodotti per i miei capelli ma i pochi che uso mi assicuro sempre che siano di buona qualità. Di solito li lavo due, massimo tre volte a settimana e credo che sia anche molto importante cercare di tenerli “al naturale” il più possibile. Con ciò non intendo dire che piastre, ferri ecc. sono il vostro peggiore nemico ma usarli sempre può danneggiare in maniera molto grave la struttura del capello, ottenendo poi nel tempo l’effetto contrario. Quando li usate assicuratevi sempre di usare un buon prodotto termo-protettivo e a maggior ragione se i vostri capelli sono molto secchi o danneggiati. Un’altro buon consiglio che mi sento di darvi è quello di non avere paura a tagliarli quando andate dal parrucchiere. Eliminare periodicamente 5/10 centimetri renderà solamente i vostri capelli più sani! 

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Some years ago my hairdresser introduces me to Olaplex, a repair treatment for worn, damaged or colored hair. Although my hair weren’t extremely damaged, they needed some moisture after all the summer spent at the beach. This product is a kind of salon treatment that strengthens hair structure from the inside and you can easily do it at home. I personally use it one time a month (but it could be used up to two times a week) and really restores new life to my hair! There’re many ways to use it but I apply it like a mask before the shampoo and leave it on my hair about 10-30 minutes while I’m answering to my daily emails (but always depends on how much time I’ve got that day).

Qualche anno fa il mio parrucchiere mi fece conoscere Olaplex, un trattamento ristrutturante specifico per capelli sfibrati, danneggiati o decolorati. Sebbene i miei capelli non fossero particolarmente danneggiati avevano bisogno di un pò di idratazione dopo tutta l’estate passata al mare. Questo prodotto è una specie di trattamento professionale che si può fare facilmente a casa. Solitamente io lo uso una volta al mese (ma pur essere usato fino a due volte a settimana) e davvero ridona vita ai miei capelli! Ci sono diversi modi di utilizzarlo ma io lo applico come maschera prima dello shampoo e lo lascio in posa per 10-30 minuti mentre rispondo alle mie mail giornaliere (ma sempre in base a quanto tempo ho a disposizione quel giorno).

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Here below you can find the direct links where to buy all the products I use!

Qui sotto trovate i link diretti dove potete acquistare tutti i prodotti che uso! 

At the moment I’m using all products from the Kèrastase line to wash my hair. They’re very high-quality products and are available for many hair necessities. I personally picked the Cristallise Bain Cristal shampoo, specific for thin hair and the Ciment Anti-usure conditioner, a restructuring and strengthen treatment for hair moderately damaged.

Attualmente per lavare i miei capelli sto usando i prodotti della linea Kèrastase. Sono davvero prodotti di ottima qualità e sono disponibili per molte esigenze diverse. Io ho scelto lo shampoo Cristallise Bain Cristal specifico per capelli fini e il balsamo Ciment Anti-usure, un trattamento ristrutturante e rinforzante per capelli non troppo danneggiati. 

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AN AUTHENTIC GIFT

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My mum and I were been from always pretty close. She’s a very important part of my life and we always try to stand and help each other. I really love her! In this day dedicated to her I thought that I could make her a very authentic gift. I love handmade things and I believe that they worth more than many other super expensive stuffs. In my opinion they made a very special memory in the mind of those who receive it and who did it. So I made and write her this little card! What do you think about it?

La mia mamma e io siamo da sempre molto legate. Lei è una parte molto importante della mia vita e cerchiamo sempre di sostenerci e aiutarci a vicenda. Le voglio davvero bene! In questa giornata dedicata a lei ho pensato di farle un regalo speciale, autentico. Adoro le cose fatte a mano e credo valgano più di altre molte cose cento volte più costose. Lasciano inoltre secondo me un ricordo più speciale nella memoria di chi le riceve e chi le fa. Così le ho fatto e scritto questo piccolo bigliettino! Cosa ne pensate?

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Since she has a very dry skin and a bad eczema from her childhood I thought that I could buy her also a good lotion that could give her a bit comfort. That’s why I went for the Baume Corps Super Hydratant from Clarins, with Shea butter and orange blossom. I already knew this body lotion cause I tried it some years ago and I remember that I really loved it.. and smells so good! So I thought that I could make my mom try this one, coupled with the others specialized lotions she already has.

Avendo la pelle molto secca e una forte dermatite fin dall’infanzia ho pensato di regalarle anche una buona crema che le desse un pò di sollievo. Per lei ho scelto Baume Corps Super Hydratant di Clarins, con burro di Karitè e fiori di arancio. La conoscevo già perché l’avevo usata un paio di anni fa e mi era piaciuta molto e faceva un profumo buonissimo! Così ho pensato di farla provare anche a lei, insieme alle altre creme farmaceutiche che già ha. 

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And you? How did you spend the Mother’s Day? What gift have you took for her? I think that everyone should be thoughtful to our mothers everyday, also with little things. They’re so authentic! We must not forget this. I love you mum! #spreadlovetoallmums

E voi come avete passato la festa della mamma? Che pensiero le avete regalato? Credo che tutti dovremmo fare un gesto carino verso le nostre mamme, anche piccolo, ogni giorno. Sono così speciali! Non dobbiamo dimenticarlo mai. Ti voglio bene mamma! #spreadlovetoallmums 

NEW BEAUTY PRODUCTS

 

Generally I’m not a make up-aholic: I’m used to had a very basic beauty range since I stared using it but one thing I can’t waive is the quality of my products. Like I always say “quality not quantity!” and no one words were more right! Yves Rocher is a brand that I always loved, but today I got my eyes on a new foundation brush and a beautiful brow pencil. I was searching for the perfect brush from a while and finally I found it!

Apart from this two new entries, I’ve already got many others products from Yves Rocher for which I am literally in love. Here I’ll list you someone:

  1. Serum Zéro défaut is one of my favorite, you have to apply this before your usually moisturizer and has a totally light texture. I apply it in the morning combined with another cleansing serum and for my skin it’s amazing. You can find it here.
  2. Eau de parfum – Comme une Evidence it’s one of the products I use most before leaving the house in the morning! The fragrance is gentle but at the same time floral/sweet the way I like it. You can buy it here.
  3. Masque hydra végétal it’s everything. Super moisturizing, super comfortable, this mask it’s like to make drink your skin liters of water. A refreshing bomb for the skin! Find it here.

Also with my products I got a gift: a micellar water and a serum ultra hydrating! AND a 30% discount to use on a future shopping that I suspect will be very soon! haha Well, I hope you like this post about my Yves Rocher experience. A big hug, Emily.

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STRAWBERRIES HOMEMADE FACE MASK

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Welcome back, my sweet followers. Today it’s the first October’s monday and I’ve decided to publish an amazing recipe of this natural pink face mask! I absolutely love homemade face masks because they’re all made with natural ingredients and it’s always funny to make them. Sometimes we don’t even guess which amazing and useful magic things we have in our pantry.. every natural product have a lot of benefits that we can use to our advantage! There are endless types of face masks for any requirement, but this that I’m going to talking about it’s specifically for the hated pimples and oily skin! Strawberries are fabulous for the skin: they are rich of vitamin C and antioxidants, which gives brightness and hydration. This delicious fruit it’s particularly appropriate for oily skin and also for acne because helps to unwanted excess of sebum and had propriety astringent , which in perfect. The yogurt too helps to fight acne and to minimizer the skin’s imperfections. Lastly, the honey, nourishes the skin without leaving it oily! Here’s the easier recipe of the mask.

Ingredients :

  • some fresh strawberries                                                                            
  • 1 pot of natural yogurt                                                                                                    
  • 2 tsp of raw honey                                                                                
  • 1 tsp of potato starch (to thicken the mask)
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