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? 😉
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
Even though my birthday was two days ago, we decided to celebrate it this weekend. I just thought I would share with you some of the goodies I received from Italy the other day!
The “Miss Juve” jersey took my breath away. It was personalized just for me, thanks to Patrick Jr. I can’t wait to wear it with my favorite Calvin Klein jeans.
Let’s talk about makeup! As an early b-day present from my Jen, I received the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette. This beautiful makeup set has 12 colors that allow you to
embrace your creativity and play makeup artist with. You can create a perfect neutral smoky eye for the upcoming holiday parties. Complete the look with a red shade lipstick, perfect for this season.
Since last week, I have been using Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector. This is great for people like me who do not like to wear a heavy foundation. It does last up to six hours. It hydrates my skin, and gives that light coverage that I love. I’m not a huge fan of heavy foundation.
For the past year, a great tool that helps me with applying foundation in less than two minutes is the Urban Decay Optical Brush. I dislike using my hand to apply foundation. It’s just a big mess. If you are already using all these goodies, I hope you love them as much as I do. Keep on smiling.
I hope everyone had a joyful Thanksgiving. Today, with my ankle boots, I’m wearing one of my favorite skinny-ankle pants. These pants are very chic and comfortable. They are perfect for the office, or to wear to a holiday party.
They look even better in person than they do online. These pants have very vibrant colors, and fit comfortably because they are stretchy.
They are also perfect for a long flight. I will be wearing these on my upcoming 12-hour flight to Rome. Xx
I pantaloni stretti tipo Leggins, sono moltissimo di moda. Sono chiamati anche cosi in Italia. Se riuscite a trovare la taglia adatta, questi leggins, sono davvero comodi; anche se sono stretti sui polpacci, e sulle gambe. Vanno sempre indossati, sia in inverno che in estate. Durante la stagione fredda, vanno indossati con qualsiasi tipo di stivali. Cerchiamo di non abbinarli solo ad una maglia o ad una giacca lunga. Vanno benissimo anche con una camicia casual. Sono perfetti anche per viaggiare, e per l’ufficio.