Stationery and Co. Spring Ideas:

Hello everyone! Today we are going to talk about something more colorful and relaxing than makeup and skincare; hand lettering, stationery and colorful pens. Yeah for Spring Season!
First of all I’m going to say that I get the majority of my ideas and creative inspirations from Pinterest, where I always find amazing tips and tricks.

So, in this post I will show you some great color pens, a bunch of lovely notebooks, and a lot of black pens with different tip sizes to write motivational quotes or to draw cute illustrations in your bullet journal.

I will also talk about my picks for a good starter pack for those girls that would love to have a cute and colorful planner or bullet journal, but don’t know how to properly start one. Hope that this will help a little bit!

A cute clear notebook.



You can use it as a notebook-meets-bullet journal, or to write inspiring quotes, or whatever words you feel the need to put down on paper. It is a very helpful tool because you can keep track of your daily meetings, appointments, tasks etc., and also it can be a very good synthesis of your best personal ideas and strategies to improve and organize your daily life. Moreover, it’s so refreshing and calming to write, in your own handwriting, whatever you want in a beautiful journal, after spending so much of our day (and sometimes night) online, on devices and apps.

 – My beloved black Sakura Pigma Micron Fine Pens in the numbers 005, 01, 02, 05.




These are excellent drawing pens that are also pretty good for writing, too. They have a precise, strong and consistent line with a great pigmented ink that is fade resistant and will not smudge or transfer/stain the paper below. They’re available in red, green, blue and, of course, black. Moreover, the barrel is a good comfortable length, the cap posts securely and the weight is just fine.

– Color Pens Giotto Turbo Giant and Turbo Glitter in Pastel.




I have been searching for these color pens for a very long time, then a couple of days ago I have finally found them… yeah!!! The Turbo Giant have a felt-tip that writes a 1mm line. The shades are super pastel, so light and spring-ish, but the ink is great because it writes and color in very well and doesn’t stain the back of your sheet.

The Turbo Glitter, on the other hand, have a fun and bright colors thanks mostly to the glitters in the ink (so your words will spark under the lights or glow under the sun like a unicorn mane ;-). But you have to be careful with these one because if you put down too much pressure you can easily stain the paper below. 

The amazing Guangdong Genvana Brush Pens.



I have recently bought these amazing brush pens on Amazon. I have them in three different tips sizes:

– the first one has a medium tip size;

– the second one has a long brush tip that gives a sharply defined line with wide variation in width. It’s possible to get very fine lines, with care, and, on the other hand, big broad strokes;

– the last one has a hard fairly fine tip (this one gives a good sharp and consistent line).

I really like their ink because it’s the best I have ever used with a good pigmented color that will dry fairly quickly and then fade a bit with a textured brush effect. These great brush pens have a good brush tip, but you need to be careful and put down just the right amount of ink; too much pressure and you can easily stain the paper below. 

Some cute and colorful washi tapes.


I love washi tapes! I always use them to decorate my bullet journal and my Filofax organiser. It’s a relaxing 5 minutes hobby and during a blue Monday (or any other “blue” day, actually) you can look at them and smile a little bit.

– Post-It Notes in different shapes and Letters Stamps.


For a little vintage touch I love to use Letters Stamps. And Post-It Notes in different shapes are great to stick everywhere on your bullet journal just for fun or as reminders for important appointments/dates.

This is it, my cute, funny and useful bullet journal guide kit. I hope you will like it.

So, what about you? Have you ever used a bullet journal?

How do you decorate it? I would love to hear you ideas!

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Summer Favourites: 3 Great Lipsticks/Lipbalms/Gloss

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today we are going to talk about amazing Lipsticks/Lipbalms/Gloss that are perfects for the summertime.
 

Who are they for?

Everyone who wants a vibrant but lightweight lip product for an easy, everyday (and every night) summer look.

What’s good about them?

They are all bright, joyful, lightweight and fun-colored lipsticks perfects to wear for a walk along the beach, a relaxing aperitif with your BFF, or even for your next (wild) night out.

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar:

The packaging is really cute and fun; the little bunny emoticon on the cap changes depending on the color.

The texture is smooth, balmy and falls right between a lipstick and a lip gloss.

Also, the formula is slightly hydrating and applies easily. The tint is light but really nice, perfect for everyday use. The smell is sweet but not annoying, and they are also great as an affordable, little gift especially for young girls.

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar are my favourite go to product, I always have one in my purse when I have to go out for some fast errands during this hot/humid summer days.


Ingredients:

-You can buy it here: US UK IT  

 

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer:

They come in a classy packaging with the logo on the side of the lid.

The variety of shades is excellent, and the colors are intense. Also, this fragrance-free lipstick has a creamy texture that glides across your lips with ease and deposits full color coverage in a couple of coats.

Its lightweight formula feels really comfortable to wear, thanks to its beneficial and lightly moisturizing ingredients, such as castor oil, olive and apricot kernel oils, and shea butter.

So, if you want a comfortable, nourishing, lightweight but intense everyday lipstick to wear this summer, this definitely is a great product to try!

Clinique says that this lipstick has a “modern-velvet finish” (whatever that means), but actually it has a beautiful soft-shine finish that (after about four hours) fades in a light demi-matte finish; no problem here because it is really easy to reapply. To test the Pop Lip Colour + Primer I choose to buy a box with three travel sizes. 

In it you will find:

07 Passion Pop – a rich, classic red, without orange undertones;

11 Wow Pop – a bright pink/almost fuchsia;

09 Sweet Pop – a light pink/almost nude.

I really love them, my favourite everyday and everynight lipsticks to wear through this summer.




Ingredients:

-You can buy it here: US IT UK 
OCC Lip Tar-Matte test tubes:

These are one of the best highly pigmented and long wearing lipsticks that I have ever tried! Also, one of my absolute favourite lip product.

To test the OCC Lip Tar-Matte I choose to buy a set with three mini tubes. 

In this particular one there are:

Narcissus – a lovely lavander pink

Rollergirl – a vibrant purple

Primer

Plus this set contains a mini brush for an easy and precise application.

I think this lipstick has one of the driest texture on the market, so you will have to use a good lip balm underneath to keep your lips moisturized, or the primer that comes along with this set. Speaking of the primer, it has a light and liquid/gel texture. It actually is simply a trasparent gloss that prepares and nourishes the lips prior to applying your favourite Lip Tar.

OCC Lip Tar-Matte are amazing for a long event like a wedding or a party, when you want your lip color to last without fading miserably in just a couple of hours, or looking cakey after drinking or eating.

This liquid/gel lipstick also applies very smoothly, especially if you use a lip brush.

Moreover, with such a beautiful and wide range of shades available your summer beauty look options are endless.

A little bit goes a long way, because you really need a tiny drop to obtain a good full coverage of your lips .

-Bonus point

The formula does not contain parabens, petroleum or silicone and is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.


Mixed:


Ingredients:


You can buy them here: US 

What’s not so good about them?

Nothing really! They are all great lip products to rock your beauty summer look.

Final thoughts! 

In the summer I prefer a fresh, easy and colorful look, so I will use them for my night out, my daily morning errands and every time I want some bright color on my lips! 

What’s your favourite beauty look for a hot summer day/night?

If you want, let me know in the comments below.:)

Have a great Summer!;)

Final Vote:

5on 5 stars for all of them! 

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Review of the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua and the Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23 :

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today is MONDAYagain… how depressing! So, let’s keep calm and pretend it’s not Monday… AGAIN! Let’s talk about magic, magic makeup! 😉I’m going to talk about the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua and the Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23! 🙂

Little premise as always: I have oily eyelids so the need to use a good primer in that area has always been a must for me, otherwise my makeup will melt away during the day.

Who are them for?

I would recommend this eyeliner to anyone who wants a product that, once dry, stays in place for all day long and it is waterproof, too. The brush is also perfect for anyone who wants a tool that makes applying gel or cream eyeliner so much easier!

What’s good about them?

I have tried almost every gel liner known “on the planet Earth” and now I have found the one that’s perfect for me! 🙂

The color of the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua is a beautiful deep black. Moreover, it recreates the fluidity of a liquid liner in the easy way of a gel product.

In fact, this gel is easy to work with and it also creates a smooth and beautiful line from the first application.

It’s a water-resistant formula so you can go wherever you want with this; in fact, it stays put all day and doesn’t smudge off either.

Also, the product remains fresh in the pot even after months of use!

The texture is pretty good and it’s amazing to use with a good fine liner brush.

Speaking of which, I found a brush at Sephora for the Precision Gel Liner that creates the perfect combo! The tip of the Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23 is elbow-shaped, this means that you can tuck the ferrule of the brush under your lashes and allow the tip to trace the cleanest line you ever made. It will allow you to put on your eyeliner in a sec and it’s also easy to clean. I really adore it and I can guarantee that you will fall in love with the brush nr° 23, too! 

P.S: The ferrule is the brass part between the handle and the bristles.

 You can buy the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua on their official website .

You will find the Eyeliner Brush nr° 23 in your Sephora store, but if you want to take a look or buy it online, here it is

What’s not so good about them?

Nothing really, the Gel Liner by Illamasqua and the Sephora Brush are two wonderful products! I just wish the eyeliner came in more colors!

Final thoughts!
I must say that the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua is by far the best gel liner I have come across. Also you get a lot of product in the pot, so it’s worth the price tag! I don’t think I would ever go back to the others now that I found this little black magic gel! Moreover, like I said before, it creates an amazing combo with the Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23.

What’s in the Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua?

Ingredients:

ISODODECANE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, POLYETHYLENE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYPHENYL DIMETHICONE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, LECITHIN, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, POLYSORBATE 20, BARIUM SULFATE, PHENOXYETHANOL [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLACK 2 (CI 77266)].

Final Vote:

  
5 on 5 stars

The packaging:

  

  
  

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Ciao a tutti! 🙂 Oggi è LUNEDI’… di nuovo… che depressione! Maaaa… restiamo calmi e facciamo finta che non sia lunedì… DI NUOVO! Parliamo di magia… per la precisione di makeup magico! ;)Oggi vi parlerò del Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua e del Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23! 🙂

Piccola premessa come sempre: ho le palpebre oleose, quindi ho sempre bisogno di usare un’ottima base, altrimenti il makeup mi si scioglierà tutto durante il corso della giornata.

Per chi sono?

Consiglio questo eyeliner a chi vuole un prodotto che, una volta asciutto, rimane perfettamente a posto per tutto il giorno ed è anche waterproof. Il pennello è ottimo per chi vuole uno strumento che renda molto più facile e veloce l’applicazione dell’eyeliner in gel o in crema!

Cosa hanno di buono?

Ho provato quasi tutti i tipi di eyeliner in gel che esistono sulla faccia della Terra, ma solo ora ho trovato quello perfetto per me! 🙂
Il colore del Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua è un bellissimo nero intenso.Ricrea inoltre la fluidità di un eyeliner liquido nella forma più facile da usare di un gel.

Infatti questo gel è facile da modellare e permette di creare una linea perfetta e fluida già dalla prima applicazione.

La formula è water-resistant così può essere usato in tutte le situazioni e con tutti i climi; rimane perfetto tutto il giorno e non si sbava facilmente.

Il prodotto si mantiene ottimamente nel vasetto anche dopo svariati mesi dalla prima apertura.La texture è fantastica ed è ottima per essere usata insieme con un buon pennello per eyeliner dalla punta fine.

A proposito, ho trovato un pennello per eyeliner di Sephora che crea una combinazione perfetta con il Precision Gel Liner! L’estremità del Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23 ha una forma a gomito, ciò consente di posizionare il puntale del pennello direttamente sotto le ciglia permettendo di tracciare una linea dritta e pulita. Riuscirete così a mettervi l’eyeliner in pochi secondi, rispetto ai minuti che perdevate prima! E’ anche molto facile da pulire!Io lo adoro e posso garantirvi che anche voi lo amerete dopo averlo provato la prima volta!

P.S: Per puntale in questo caso si intende la parte di ottone del pennello che si trova tra il manico di legno e le setole.

Potete trovare il Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua sul loro sito ufficiale .

Potete trovare l’ Eyeliner Brush nr° 23 nei negozi Sephora, ma se volete dargli un’occhiata o comprarlo online, ecco qui il link .

Cosa non mi piace?

Niente in realtà, il Gel Liner by Illamasqua e il pennello di Sephora sono due prodotti fantastici! Vorrei solo che ci fossero più colori tra i quali scegliere per l’eyeliner.

Considerazioni finali!

Devo dire che il Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua è assolutamente il miglior eyeliner gel che mi sia mai capitato di provare! Il vasetto contiene parecchio prodotto, quindi vale la spesa. Adesso che ho provato questo gel magico piccolo e nero 😉 non credo che userò mai più eyeliner di altre marche! Inoltre, come ho detto prima, è ancora più spettacolare se usato insieme al Sephora Eyeliner Brush nr° 23.

Cosa c’è nel Precision Gel Liner in Infinity by Illamasqua?

Ingredienti:

ISODODECANE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, POLYETHYLENE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYPHENYL DIMETHICONE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, LECITHIN, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, POLYSORBATE 20, BARIUM SULFATE, PHENOXYETHANOL [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLACK 2 (CI 77266)].
Voto finale:

 

5 stelle su 5