Care amiche/friends, I had the same expression as Macaulay Culkin on my face over the weekend while I was waiting for the UCL draw. If you are a soccer fan, you know what I’m talking about.

The UEFA Champions League draw took place this morning at 5:00 AM. It’s official! Juventus will be playing with Porto! The first leg between Porto and Juventus will be in Portugal on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The second leg is set for Tuesday, March 14, at Juventus Stadium in Torino. I’m happy with the results, because the draw could have been worse. Happy Monday to all! Fino alla fine!

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Care amiche/frieds, this is my “must-have” for this week. It was just shipped yesterday. Moisture Surge™ Extended Thirst Relief is a new addition to my daily skin-care routine.

I went shopping at Sephora last week and, while I was standing in line, this lovely lady, holding a basket full of makeup goodies, came up to me and asked me to close my eyes. She told me to reach in the basket for a free gift and, with a big smile on my face, I was happy to do so! Lucky me!

I reached in and got a small sample of Clinique moisturizer. At that moment, I was happy, but not very excited. That is only because, for the past year, I have been using an organic anti-aging set of creams that I totally love. To keep my skin glowing and beautiful, I need to constantly switch creams. I have been doing this for a long time. Is it working for me? Yes!

The “Moisture Surge™ Extended Thirst Relief, “ makes my skin feel flawless. When they say “this moisturizer provides 24 hours of moisture,” they are not kidding. During the winter months, our skin needs extra help. As a thyroid patient, mine is always super dry.

This cream also goes perfectly with my new “One and Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector.”

In conclusion, they are both getting a 5 out of 5 stars from me. Xx

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Care amiche, the holiday season is here. Every year, right around this time, I feel more reflective on things in life. Lately, I have been enjoying self-reflection,  meditation, and yoga. Maybe it is the Christmas season itself that makes me feel more reflective?

The holidays help us stay focused on the things that matter in life; things we are grateful for. Counting our blessings is a must. As beautiful as it is, this season, if you don’t plan properly, can bring a lot of stress.

We tend to do more cooking and shopping this time of year. So, what helps me keep the stress level low is proper planning. I learned the meaning of “less is more.” This is not a time to experiment or implement new recipes. Keep it simple.
I also try to keep my regular exercise routine. Even if I only have time for a 10-minute workout, it is better than nothing. By keeping a normal exercise routine, I keep the stress hormones low, and I have more energy throughout the day for extra cooking, shopping, and entertaining, if I need to.
What is your survival guide for making it through this season, and feeling zen? 😉

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Care amiche, spero che tutti voi stiate trascorrendo una buona domenica. It was such a beautiful day yesterday at the beach! My birthday celebration weekend started out Friday night, with a little TLC. I have a new amazing hairdresser. She works at a great place. You can go there to get a massage, hair, and your makeup done.

When you go to a new place to have your hair done, you feel a little bit nervous. That is normal. When I met M, I immediately, noticed two things: knowledge and confidence. I knew then, I was going to be in good hands.

If you like my look in my pictures, I am wearing a Juventus t-shirt and Calvin Klein jeans. You can go to Juventus.com for your t-shirt.

Speaking of Juventus, another birthday gift was that Juve won against Atalanta 3-1!

Happy Sunday! I hope you are smiling today. XO