Saturday, 30 January 2016


What do you do to cheer yourself up on a windy, cold and very rainy day in Manchester?

You go and try new lipstick of course!

This week's beauty destination was the glorious beauty hall in House Of Fraser where the new Guerlain lipsticks and nail polishes were launched.

La Petite Robe Noire is the new collection from the prestigious French brands that sees a brand new range of lipsticks and nail varnishes.

How cool is the dress label used to try the perfume?

The selection of shades males pretty easy to find something suitable for every taste and skintone, with all the colours available, from the pretty pastel pink to a very deep purple.

The lipsticks are incredibly soft and creamy with a sheer shiny effect but extremely buildable for a deeper effect.

The big news of this collection are the two top coats "Black Perfecto" and "My First Lipstick".

The first makes the lipstick/nail polish a bit darker with a more smoky effect, the second one adds a subtle sparkle and sheer effect.

I swatched the lipstick " 003 Red Heels" with both the topcoats.

From left to right: with Black Perfecto, without any coat and with My First Lipstick.

Can you see how different they look?
These two products can make you play A LOT with your lipsticks!

I did not try any of the nail polishes but if you are searching some bright pastels to renew your spring collection, I would advise to have a good look!

Hope you enjoyed this little Guerlain update!

Talk to you soon!


Wednesday, 27 January 2016


Hello lovely people.

Once again I write about this charity initiative held in Manchester Arndale called "The Empty Shop".

For the third year, you can bring those bags of unwanted clothes to help the Mustard Tree.

Here you can find all the details but this year there is a little variation.

You won't find the Empty Shop in Exchange Square in Arndale but you will be able to leave your kind donations in different points situated all over the shops of the mall.

There is more!

For every bag of clothes donated, you will be entitled to a discount.
Here is the full list:

Next - free prize draw £30 gift card
Quiz - 10%
Jack & Jones - 20%
Burton - 10%
Dorothy Perkins - 10%
Evans - 15%
Jacamo - 20%
Luke - 20%
New Look - 10%
Simply Be - 20%
Warehouse - 20%

C'mon people, pack some bags and do some goods!
I am gonna drop mine on friday, probably in Warehouse (cheecky use of the discount on the denim section!).
 You have got time till the 31st of January.

Good Night!

Saturday, 23 January 2016


Hello people!

Manchester Beauty addicts must have been very good girls last year because, after the opening of Kiko Milano, we have been treated to another big make up launch.


The big massive Boots in Market Street/Arndale not only stocks the brand but has got a huge counter of the famous american brand.

Before Boots came along, getting hands on NYX full range was a bloody nightmare, eBay and Next had only a small selection of products and buying directly from USA meant custom charges or extortionate shipping fees.

Problem solved now!

The counter in Boots is a dream come true, NYX full range is there, ready for us, all the make up can be seen, tried, searched and bought!

The counter is organized in sections, so you will find foundations, eyebrows, brushes, lipsticks, eyes etc and every product has got a tester to be tried.

The MUA have been incredibly helpful all the times I have been there so if you are looking for some advice's, don't hesitate to ask.

I was given some products to try and I am even more in love with this brand.

The quality is amazing and the prices are just incredibly affordable (and don't forget to use your Boots card for points!).

I religiously follow the Instagram page of NYX UK (@nyxukcosmetics) for all the looks and new products and now is, of course, even better considering I can touch with hands whatever catches my attention.

So what are you doing this week end? Going to Boots Arndale I suppose!

Have a great day babes!

Saturday, 16 January 2016


Morning Ladies!

Kiko sale are on and my advice is "Move your ass and get the brushes!"

Kiko has a permanent line of make up brushes but this is, in my personal opinion, just..."nice" and not really worthy the price.

The limited edition ones are, thanks God, on another level.

In the past few years, every single new Kiko collection has come out with gorgeous and very high quality LE brushes.

The best releases are on Christmas, with gift sets on a promotional price that comes even cheaper with the sales.

This year, I got the Cosmic Starlet Brush Set for about 30 pounds, that works well, like 5 pounds a brush. It is sold out online so you will have to look for it in store.

The set includes a foundation brush, a concealer brush, an angled eyeliner brush and a powder brush in a silver pouch.

All the brushes are made of synthetic bristles on a silver plastic handles with logo and silver ferrulae.

These brushes are a cuddle for the face.
The powder brush is one of the softest I have ever tried and it's perfect to apply loose powders.

Both foundation and concealer ones have a round domed shape and are quite stiff but not harsh at all on the skin.
The concealer one on particular is perfect to apply cream products to the side of my nose for a bit of contouring.

The eyeliner brush has got the perfect consistency to achieve a define line without being scratchy.

I have washed them all few times with no shedding and haven't noticed any change in the shape.

Once again, Kiko Milano, you did a hell of a good job.

Saturday, 2 January 2016


Good morning everybody.
It's my last day in Italy, it's the end of the holiday season for me, time to go back to my work/baby/work/baby routine.

Tell me about you, tell me about your holidays, how did did you spend Christmas day, Boxing day and New year's eve?

Restaurants, clubs, pubs, spas? Oh well it doesn't sound bad at all.

What about something different for the next day off, to celebrate the next birthday, an anniversary or a funny night out?

What about a day at the Casino?

For the past 4 years my Christmas do with work was held in a Casino and believe me it's so much fun.

Few weeks back I was invited to to a "Poker for Bloggers" event organised in in the Grosvenor Casinos in Didsbury, Manchester and considering I had never played poker before...I said YES of course!!

The Grosvenor Casino is situated in Didsbury, in the Pars Wood Entertainment Centre,  close to the  Cineworld Cinemas, Virgin Active Gym and various restaurants.

I met there with some other bloggers, we were shown around the place and  introduced to some of the most popular games as Black Jack and the Roulette.

 The Casino is massive with big gaming tables, all the slot machines you can think of, a grill restaurant and a late bar.

 There are lots of events organised all year long, as Cabaret nights, Dance floor, Tribute acts etc.

The most interesting part came when we were introduced to the game of poker.

The Croupier explained us all the rules and we were helped with some sheets with examples of the poker hand ranking.

We played few hands just to practise and in all fairness, I was a total disaster, I literally did  not have a clue how to win or really, how to play!
The more that poor guy was trying to explain me the rules, the more I was getting confused.
..and then the real tournament began...

Before that night, I had never played poker in my the hell I ended up WINNING THE FIRST PRIZE, oh seriously, I don't know.

 I suppose is it what you call the beginner's luck, so this amazing Amazon Fire Tablet belongs to me now!

So what about a Casino Night out? You can decide to go for food, drinks and then have a go at the tables or just enjoying the entertainment!

When we go with my work colleagues, what we do is having a meal there, set a budget and play at the tables, it's just a very different night than the usual pub isn't it?

Thank you so much to Grosvenor Casinos for the hospitality, I will be back soon and to Mediacom for the great event.


Friday, 1 January 2016


Happy New Year fantastic people!

I wish you all the best for this 2016, may all your wishes come true.

I cannot find a better way to celebrate the start of a new year than announcing the winner of my Look Fantastic Subscription Box.

Drumrolls  please.......

                                      CONGRATULATIONS  LISSY ROSE

Send me an email to with your address so I can post the box to you.

I will be back in UK on the 3rd of January so it will be posted after that date.

Thanks again to Look Fantastic for such an amazing prize.

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