Monday, 21 September 2015

Back to school!

Back to school is such a stressful time and I can't never live it in a relaxed way. This year I tried different things, surprisingly some of them worked. I would say that the best tip is going to bed early, DO IT! You wake up feeling much happier and it helps you a lot on long exhausting days that seem to never end. It's not the easiest and I love staying up all night watching Grey's Anatomy but hey you have to admit it: summer holidays are gone :(
The second tip is to prepare everything the night before, sometimes you'll need a little lie in.
The third tip is trying to get your homework done on Fridays, you'll see that organizing your work load is worth not going out on a Friday afternoon (if you work hard Saturdays and Sundays will always be fundays).
The fourth tip is to use the notebooks, pencils, highlighters you like the most, I find it useful. You could also listen to some music if you aren't doing anything difficult that requires concentration.
The fifth and last tip is to enjoy school! I'm 14 so I know that the first few weeks can be scary because of your teachers, awkward because of some of your classmates ( we all know that feeling when you see someone after three months of holidays: they don't even say hi, you just look at them feeling embarrassed) but believe me it will be all different after a while! You are not going to school forever, this means you are not going to do P.E. lessons with everyone laughing at you forever, it also means that you are not going to be able to see your friends everyday, that you are not going to have so much fun forever! I think that life is made of "phases", you only live once, ENJOY EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF IT!                                                                  
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                      Giulia xx

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Holidays!

I went on a cruise at the beginning of September, then school rolled around and that's why I haven't written anything since then. Anyways here I am! I visited Split, Venice, Dubrovnik, Corfù and Kefalonia. These are some of the pictures I've taken:






I obviously did some shopping! I bought two little plates for my rings and earrings in Corfù


I then went to Lush and Sephora while in Venice and I picked up a few goodies: Copperhead Shampoo Bar, FunPopcorn lip scrub and face masks.




Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Sorry

Hi everyone! I've been on holiday since Saturday now without any Wifi. I'm feeling on abstinence haha. I'll be back on Sunday or Monday and a few new post will arrive. Thank you for all the views, this blog is making the happiest I've ever been in years xxx
P.S. I entered Twitter to find out that Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman are now married :D! Also love to bits Zoella's new blog design

Friday, 4 September 2015

Liebster award!




I've been nominated by Marshmallowskies (huge thank you, this is such a new thing to me) for the Liebster award. It helps blogs with 200 followers or less to get noticed. It's also a fun way to meet new people and become friends :)
This is the sticker you need to copy and paste in your post



I nominate these 10 blogs:

This is what you have to do:

  • Write a post thanking who nominated you
  • Include the Liebster award sticker
  • Nominate 10 blogs with 200 followers or less, comment in one of their posts letting them know of the nomination
  • Answer the 10 question written by your nominator, and write your 10 questions
  • Enjoy!
Marshmallowskies' questions:

                                                   How's your day been?
Nothing special, I'm leaving on Saturday to go on holiday but I have to finish all my homework today :(
                                           What, in your opinion is your favourite post?  
My Lush haul and review, I loved writing it.

                                         What blog post did you put the most effort into?
Probably this one.
                                         
                              If you could change one thing about your blog, what would it be?
The whole design and layout, I'm still working on it.
                           
                                If you could swap blogs with anyone, who would it be?
Poppy Deyes, I absolutely love her.

                                             Rate your summer on a scale of 1-10
8, I quite liked it but still had a few not so good moments.
                                         
                                            Favourite outfit of the summer?
My H&M jumpsuit with sandals or flip-flops. I love to feel free in the summer.

                                                    Favourite colour?
Blue, always been my favourite and always will.

                                               Favourite school subject?
English as you can tell haha.

                                       If you had £1000 what would you spend it on?
On a trip with my family or friends if I was feling responsible, clothes and make-up if I wasn't thinking too much lol.

My 10 questions:

  • Guilty pleasures?
  • Favourite place?
  • Who inspired you to start a blog?
  • Seaside, big city, countryside or mountains?
  • Favourite drugstore products?
  • First celebrity crush?
  • What would you change in your life?
  • Travelling in time or flying, what would you prefer being able to do?
  • Least favourite school subject?
  • Favourite book(s)?
Thank you again Marshmallowskies for nominating me x


Monday, 31 August 2015

August favourites!

August has finished, that means back to school is just around the corner (cheeky post coming). This month usually makes me sad because summer is over, evenings become quite chilly and all of a sudden you realize that your beloved three months of holidays are gone. Although I have to admit that I'm VERY excited for autumn and can't wait to walk around without sweating 24/7. A few things have been on my bedside table, make-up drawer or just in my mind :)


Favourite clothes: this jumpsuit from H&M (I got it a while ago and it was on sale, can't find it online) 

Favourite accessory: I adore this bag! Perfect size, can be used both night and day. Bought this one at H&M too.

                                                                                                                                       
Favourite make-up/skincare related: Loreal micellar water, it's less popular than the Garnier one. I've
tried both and there's absolutely no difference, i have loreal's just because it was on a 3 for 2 offer.
Lovely, kind to every skin type and useful to us lazy girls. (I tried 20 times to take a decent photo of it but couldn't, sorry)                                             

Favourite random thing: sunsets. They just look gorgeous every single night.


Favourite film: the D.U.F.F., classic American teenage comedy. If you want to have a laugh and you are looking for something light-hearted.
Favourite book: I had too much homework, couldn't read anything and I'm quite a bookworm :(
                       

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Colouring books!

When it comes to drawing I'm the worst, but somehow I've always enjoyed colouring. A few days ago, my mum was adding some books to her amazon's wishlist when a colouring book popped out. I have been interested in these for quite a long time so I finally decided to buy one and see what all the fuss was about. If you google "colouring books for adults" hundreds of them will appear and you'll be able to choose your favourite. Most popular ones are Johanna Basford's (check out her website here, it looks almost as gorgeous as her books). I wasn't sure if I would have enjoyed colouring books and to be honest they all look quite complicated. I managed to find one that looked easier and the name of it (The Mindfulness Colouring Book: Anti-stress art therapy for busy people) convinced me to buy it. I also bought these just because I saw them in one of Alfie's vlogs and he said Zoe loved them (I know creepy me). I coloured for a good 15 to 20 minutes without getting bored and after it I felt much more relaxed and problem-free. It could just be me but I think you should give a try to those colouring books everyone is raving about :)


                                                                                 Giulia x

Zoe's blog: https://www.zoella.co.uk  

Sunday, 23 August 2015

First Lush haul and reviews!

Being a massive lover of Lush (saying "massive" always makes me think of Harry *embarassing giggle*) there are a few product that in my opinion stand out from all the others. My favourite products have to be bath bombs and fresh masks (thank God we have Cupcake or my face would be covered in spots and redness). Beside these I think the "Fresh Pharmacy" cleanser and the "D'Fluff" shaving soap are also lifesavers. So roll on to the proper haul thingy, I bought:
 (I've used everything before)

-Karma Bubble Bar:
 the scent is a bit strong, they sell it as "exotic orange and patchouli fragrance" so you can imagine it yourself. Crumbling this into your bath you get a decent amount of bubbles but I have to be honest, they won't last until you get out of your tub. If you are looking for something different from classic scents this is absolutely perfect. It leaves you as a fully energised new person.
Links: https://www.lush.co.uk/products/bubble-bars/karma  https://www.lush.it/shop/product/product&product_id=52
(I'm not too sure why but in Italy we still have the old version apparently)


-Space girl: you have seen it everywhere on Tumblr for sure; it is my favourite bath bomb since I first discovered Lush. It turns your water in a lovely purple color with red and gold glitters, leaves skin soft and last but not least the fragrance is just lovely (fruity but not sickingly sweet). This is also cheap compared to other bath bombs, you get a full size one for 3 euros something.  Links: not available online anymore, check this out  http://www.awaywiththefairiesblog.com/2014/01/lush-space-girl-bath-ballistic.html *not copying her I just think her photos are amazing :)*

                                                                                                                                               
-Thank God It's Friday: an avocado and lemon scented bath bomb, perfect for a morning bath, I would say it is almost as moisturizing as Butterball, turns bath water in a light green shade with a few gold glitters. In its simplicity it does the job: a fresh smelling bath bomb to use in summer, after sports, or just when you feel a bit under the weather. Links: https://www.lush.co.uk/products/avobath https://www.lush.it/shop/product/product&product_id=1


-Ickle baby bot/Uforobò: shaped in a tiny light blue robot, it is meant to be for babies or children's bath time. Having a lively 5 years old sister running around singing without even the smallest of thoughts to go to bed, when I bought this for the first time my mum was excited to see if it worked and IT WORKS. It's probably our 10th and still buying, I would definetely recommend it. Links:  https://www.lush.co.uk/products/ickle-baby-bot
 https://www.lush.it/shop/product/product&product_id=494


-Tea tree toner tab: pop this in a bowl filled with boiling water, amazing for an at home facial. It has tea tree oil in it so useful for spots but quite drying on the skin, always moisturize after. Fresh smell, not too expensive but effective. My brother is having greasy skin at the moment and this has helped a lot.  Links: https://www.lush.co.uk/products/tea-tree     https://www.lush.it/shop/product/product&product_id=566  


-Honey I Washed The Kids/Nonsimangia: Lush cult! Rubbing this between your hands you can smell honey and caramel. What else can I say...you'll be tempted to eat it. Links: https://www.lush.co.uk/products/honey-i-washed-kids  https://www.lush.it/shop/product/product&product_id=131


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                                                                                                          Giulia x