Sneaking extra light to your day

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Last week has been all about rediscovering old favorites I’ve always used for their ‘enlightening’ properties. I don’t know you, but I usually feel January as the longest and most difficult month of the year. It’s hard to get back to work after the Christmas holidays, the weather is still cold, and talking about beauty there’re three important concerns.

  1. First up, the skin requires extra care: from detox, to super-moisturizing treatment and preparations to the seasonal change.
  2. Our bodies need to recover after the long lazy weeks of doing nothing and eating too much.
  3. New year’s make up collections are still not available to shop. But you feel the need of something new, delicate and beautiful, and possibly not that much Christmas-like anymore. (Who can stand those heavy glittery surfaces, golden everywhere and super dark nails with decorations on top?)

Whenever I feel the need of extra light to my face,without having to shop anything new, Guerlain’s Les Mรฉtรฉorites come in help. They’re probably the most luxurious loose powder of all times. Delicately scented and packed into a jewel-box, they’re an absolute elixir to restore radiance. I swirl my powder brush on them, and then sweep all over the face, first of all along the ‘T-line’, but also on the cheeks. This powder doesn’t dry the skin, but if you have any shine troubles, it will help mattifying. Look at how beautiful they are!

To sneak a little more light into your day, and in your make up, lipstick is really important.

When I was younger I used to think eye make up was the most important part of a beauty routine, but now I know I was quite wrong. Have you ever seen the difference on your lips and face between with and without red lipstick for instance? On all very fair skin tones, red has the incredible power to brighten up the look, like nothing else can do. Whenever I’m wearing red, I feel like the lipstick was saying ‘Hello!’ to all the people I see. As if it was making me ‘alive’. Another pick I always try to keep at hand is a Sephora red liquid stain. It has a mat finish, though it doesn’t feel too dry once applied and looks very pretty, yet affordable.

Last but not least, of course, the best item to add light to your day is a generous spray of perfume. Of the perfume you love most. And I will not add any more words on mine, because recently I’ve spoken of J’adore even too much on this blog.

This is more understated than the previous two items, unless you buy or like a too heavy and oriental fragrance, but if you stay on flowers, it won’t offend anyone’s nose.

If you’re lucky, as I’ve been lately, thanks to a couple of sunny, though still cold days, both in Italy and now in London, don’t forget your sunglasses! Not because sun beams are necessarily dangerous, but because they can become one more accessory to give light to your day and look. It all depends on the style you choose. I found these transparent ones below at H&M and I liked them at first sight.

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Enjoy your day.

About Alessia

Communication consultant, PR, beauty and food blogger, marathon runner, not in this order
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12 Responses to Sneaking extra light to your day

  1. Love the post !!! Agree with everything you said although i always add the eyeliner as my number 1 item ..maybe because i feel
    That my eyes look tired if i dont apply an eyeline .. But besides that .. I really loved everything you added !!

  2. Great picks lovely! Have lots of fun in London!
    Lots of xx, Annie

    • Alessia says:

      Hi Annie, thanks a lot. I’ll finally put my hands on CT’s wonders. Any particular suggestions? I’d like to try a new nude lipstick, as somebody inspired me to do…;-)

      • Haha! That’s great! ๐Ÿ˜
        As recommendations definitely the lip liner in Pillow Talk! Try the new lipstick in Confession but also check out Stoned Rose! For eyeshadows try The Vintage Vamp and The Dolce Vita. And the highlighting bronzing palette! These I’ve tried and I can confirm they’re amazing! Also the matte revolution lipsticks, Lost Cherry is amazing for spring! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜Œ
        I hope you have lots of fun my lovely and I can’t wait to see your picks! ๐Ÿ˜‰xx

      • Oh! And please try the eye crayons too! Everybody say they’re gorgeous! I, personally haven’t but I have my eyes on those too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • And definitely get the Magic Cream! Crazy expensive but really good! At least on me it works its “magic”! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Alessia says:

    Wow, thanks a lot Annie, you’re such a mine of good suggestions! There’s a CT’s corner not far from where I’m, so I’ll give it a go for sure, bringing your recommendations at hand. I know it will be hard to select, in any case ๐Ÿ˜‰ and I’ll post something soon, after my shopping.

  4. avibrantday says:

    Yes to Meteorites, and red lipstick! Did I pick up that you recently traveled to London? My mind is still reeling from my 48 hours in London last September. What a fantastic city! Did you do anything fun in particular?

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