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February 27, 2016

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil In Stick

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil In Stick
One of my favorite lipsticks are the YSL Rouge Volupté lipsticks. The formula is amazing, they carry a wide assortment of colors, for any occasion, any skin tone. And of course, who could resist the gorgeous packaging? At the moment, I have a good handful of these lipsticks in my make up collection. I know that maybe crazy, but it is what it is and there's no shame in that. Which is why, I went out and purchased 3 more from their new Rouge Voulpté Shine Oil In Stick collection.
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil In Stick
The Rouge Voulpté Shine Oil In Stick collection, is different from the Rouge Volupté Shine collection, in that they are 2x more hydrating and contain 65% of oils that will deep condition your lips and improve their texture, after just 4 weeks. They contain pomegranate extract and macadamia butter. You instantly feel your lips hydrated, as you glide it on. These just melt right on your lips. The colors while semi-sheer are build-able. Did I mention how incredible these smell? There are 12 gorgeous shades to choose from. So there's a color, or two, or three, heck buy them all for everyone. But honestly, if I had it my way I'd buy every color, but at $37 USD (€33,95 VAT, here in Italy) a piece, I had to limit myself to only 3 shades from the collection.
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil In Stick
The colors I ended up purchasing were: No°51 Rose Saharienne, No°42 Baume Midi, and No°41 Corail a Porter (pictured from left to right). No°51 is a bright tulip pink. No°41 is the perfect Coral lipstick. These are two that I will be wearing all spring and summer. No°42 is a shimmery baume, that I will use to colorlessly hydrate my lips, for days that my lips need some moisture and extra shine.

At the moment, you can only find these at yslbeautyus.com and at Nordstrom in the U.S. (I was able to purchase mine online from Douglas.it here in Italy.) Below you will find some more information about the other lipsticks in the collection.


The Day Bloomers
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil In StickN° 41 Corail À Porter       N° 42 Baume Midi Minuit        N° 43 Rose Rive Gauche       N° 44 Nude Lavallière



The Weekenders

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil In StickN° 49 Rose Saint Germain        N° 50 Fuchsia Stiletto       N° 51 Rose Saharienne          N° 52 Trapèze Pink



The Night Birds
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil In StickN° 45 Rouge Tuxedo                  N° 46 Orange Perfecto         N° 47 Beige Blouse            N° 48 Smoking Plum


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February 8, 2016

Carnevale di Venezia Part 2

Here is the second half of Carnevale di Venezia 2016! The costumes the second time around, were even more creative and audacious. This was the final weekend of Venice's carnival. It rained, but that still didn't stop us or the crowds, from going out and celebrating.
One of my favorite things about Carnevale, is how everyone (in costume) is so in tune with their Carnevale persona. The way they use their costumes and their surroundings, to stay in character is so much fun to watch. I'm so glad to be in Italy and be able to experience such an amazing tradition.
If you celebrated Carnival this year or in the past, let me know, what part of the world you went to and what you enjoyed the most about it! 
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January 28, 2016

Carnevale di Venezia

Carnevale season is here! Out of all the celebrations and festivals held in Italy, Carnevale is definitely my favorite! Especially, the Carnevale di Venezia. Thousands of people from all over the world come to Italy for the masquerade balls, delicious food, and of course to see all the masks and costumes everybody is wearing.
Canevale di Venezia Venice Italy 2016 Carnival

Torre dell'Orologio
The costumes and masks people wear are simply breath taking. People plan and prepare for months. Many even making their own to wear to Carnevale. Ready to wear masks and costumes can also be found around many shops in Venice. They're made by hand with different types of materials. Varying from bird feathers, velvet, lace, and other fabrics.
Canevale di Venezia Venice Italy 2016 Carnival
Canevale di Venezia Venice Italy 2016 Carnival
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