Hello, ladies! I am back for another beauty review!

Since last summer, I have been using several different facial masks that I am going to share with you throughout this month.

A great mask, can help you reduce the effects of aging.  Like many of you, I love makeup, but sometimes I feel like even my favorite cleanser might not be enough to thoroughly clean my skin before bedtime.

So, there are days when I just set my favorite cleanser aside and let my mask do the job. I believe there is something magical about a mask. It is winter and, for various reasons, whether we are fighting a cold or simply having a long day, our skin can be left looking blah and dull.  Also, be sure to drink up! I mean water.  There are many great reasons to drink water. It is refreshing, it helps my complexion, it keeps me hydrated, and it helps me maintain my energy level on those heavy cardiovascular days.
A water bottle is always with me!
I always find it very flattering when people ask questions about my skincare routine. When I was younger, in the summer, I would spend endless hours lying on the beach at Santo Janni Formia. Those days are gone forever, because now, when I go to the beach, sunscreen is the first thing I pack in my beach bag. Nowadays, I tend to pay more attention to my daily skin routine.
 This is Santo Janni Formia. I was just there last summer!
Great memories of my childhood!

Let’s face it. Who has the time to go to the spa?! For me, one of the many benefits I enjoy from a face mask is the great opportunity for some major mental downtime, which is so important for staying “zen.”

As we already know, there are many different products out there on the market. So, if you are not sure which one you would benefit from the most, I hear ya!

I have been using a few different facial masks. Today, I am going to do a review on Wake Up Beautiful from Pacifica. This is an overnight mask that I am in love with. This product is wonderful! It works through the night to deeply hydrate and nourish my skin, leaving it revived and beautiful in the morning. It also evens out my skin tone, and keeps my super dry skin looking healthy and hydrated. I will give this product a 5 out of 5 stars.

This product is also available at Target. It comes in the mail monthly for me. It is one less thing to do if you do not feel like going shopping on weekends.

Please take very good care of yourselves! We moms have a tendency to put ourselves at the bottom of the list. Be sure to always schedule some “me” time.

Enjoy the rest of the week!  I will see you on my next update &  for another beauty review!


I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was a very cozy one for us, with lots of rain on Saturday. Well, here I am with another beauty review of my Ipsy bag.

1. Let’s start with the Charcoal Wash Off Mask from Global Beauty. You have my blessing with this one.
Finding the right type of mask can do wonders for our skin, especially during the winter months when our skin seems to look dull and dry.
Just yesterday, I applied a light layer on my face and neck. The results were amazing. My skin looked plump, incredibly soft, with less wrinkles.
I will give this mask 4 out of 5 stars.

2. Now, let’s talk about this nail polish made in Heaven. Why am I so excited about this product? I’ve been doing my own manicures for a very long time.
That means I’ve tested just about every nail polish formula on the market. For this one, I ended up applying three layers to get the dark shade that I wanted.
However, the results were impressive. It lasted about a week without chipping. I will give this product 5 out of 5 stars.

3. As we get older, exfoliating daily is a must. Finding the right product on the market can be difficult because many of them seem to be very harsh for your skin.
This one from Befine leaves my skin looking beautiful and soft, like I had a great night of sleep. I highly recommend this product. I will give it 4 out of 5 stars

4. Sorry, ladies, but I’m not a huge fan of this liquid lipstick. So, I will not be dwelling on this as much. I dislike when lipstick leaves your lips super dry, making you
look like you spent the whole day in a dry desert. I will give this product 1 out of 5 stars.

5. This beautiful highlighter goes on wonderfully and easily on your cheekbones, brow bones, and all the places you’d apply highlighter. I will give this product 5 out of 5 stars.

I will see you on my next update! Have a great Monday!!!





Dear friends,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I’m back with another beauty review!

We usually roll our eyes about this, but just think: throughout our lives, how many of us have spent hundreds of dollars on a hair
strengthener with the unwavering hope that we would be living happily ever after with it? How many of us have felt that, the more money you spend on a
styling tool, the higher your expectations are about its performance during your morning hair and beauty routine?

I know. I hear you clearly!

I was that person until right before Christmas. I have been using a flat iron since the beginning of the millennium. This time, I wanted to purchase a strengthener that I could use
for styling my hair either straight or wavy. Can you believe this flat iron was less than forty dollars?

Hair straighteners can range in price from $30 at the drugstore to $200 dollars in a beauty salon. A good flat iron can last for years, as long as you look after it and make sure you buy the right one.

Conair Infiniti PRO!









So, there I was, dreaming of creating those beautiful beach waves you often see on Jessica Alba (who follows me on  Twitter, by the way), or having those amazing waves like you see on Laura Vitale, the gorgeous host of Laura in the Kitchen on YouTube. I was desperate to make my hair look like those ladies.

So, it was time for me to get to work: I asked Meghan, my beautiful hairdresser, to give me some suggestions, and she did!

I’m in love with my new styling tool. I’m pleased on how this iron does everything from straight to curls. My hair stayed straight as a needle all day, without curling up. Don’t worry, fine-haired friends, you can set it on number 15, like I do, and the result? My hair looks incredibly shiny. It feels silky, with zero frizz. I mean it!

This inexpensive styling tool gives me the “salon-like results.” I’m planning on keeping this flat iron for a long time.

This is my “first favorite product of the year.” Feel free to share yours.

All my best,


P.S. My new article will be out soon on Thrive Global. I will be sharing some important
information on how to communicate effectively with your doctor. I will share the link.

Also, I’m sharing a picture of our favorite homemade bread/buttermilk pie! XoXo







Hi, my friends!

Christmas is approaching fast! This time of the year brings the best out of everyone. It is very nice to see people looking super happy everywhere.

  Speaking of Christmas, I have been doing some shopping. As many of you already know, I’m on a search for the perfect foundation. Will I ever try one that meets my standards? Recently, I have been using the Body Shop one; I truly love it. It is easy to apply, and my skin looks flawless. Plus, it does not feel over dry. Along with that, I purchased the Sigma brush. If you don’t have one, go get one ASAP.

I also bought a new primer. Don’t forget to use a base before applying any foundation. It makes your skin soft and smooth before makeup. Don’t worry, I will link all the goodies that I purchased, along with my new concealer from Este Lauder and Bobby Brown blush.

Have fun shopping this holiday season! My new article is complete, and will be sent to the editors at the end of this week. I will keep you posted.

Let me know if you would like to see more beauty reviews!



Hello, ladies! Summer is ending! Get out there, get some sunshine, and enjoy the beautiful weather.

As you noticed from my pictures, I’m sporting a new, shorter look. It is always exciting when Meghan works her magic on my hair. We chopped a few inches off, because lately my hair has not been in the best condition. While I was in Italy this past summer, I went to see my sister’s hairdresser, and it was not a positive experience. Even though we had an appointment, I ended up waiting for a long time with chemicals in my hair. I got a lot of dead ends as a result. Today, Meghan could remove most of them.

Anyway, this past weekend, my husband Patrick and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Our actual anniversary was on Friday, September 15, but we are still celebrating. It always feels like I just married him last year.

In the meantime, the UPS guy has been busy, because I received my first present last week. My hubby bought me a new laptop. It is super light, and I love it. It is as light as an iPad! Can you believe that? It is perfect for me, because my other laptop was quite heavy, and the weight was causing some knee pain. My second present was some Giorgio Armani foundation. I will share a review with all of you. Until then, be kind to one another. xoxo



I just made this delicious Tapioca pudding!


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