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!!!

XoXo

 

 

 

Hello, hello! How is your week going?

I’m going to cover several different topics in today’s post. Here we go!

This new year has been super busy so far.  My week has been unbelievable busy. In our house, we are remodeling – not by choice, of course. Due to improper floor prepping when our house was built, our tiles are currently popping up one by one, especially during these winter months.  This has left our beautiful house looking like this:

Don’t worry, the work is in progress. It will be gorgeous again by March. I will share all the updates on my blog.

I believe this will teach me that things are not always under our control, and that sometimes you just have to go with the flow of things. Nothing can be perfect all the time, but that is okay. The most important thing is to keep the stress level low. Lately, I have discovered that accepting changes  with a positive attitude helps me stay Zen.

Moving on, my appointment on Monday with Dr. Williams, the orthopedic surgeon, went well.  Now I can start running again, and I’m super excited! I miss those long runs with loud music blasting in my ears.  I will see the surgeon again in April.

On a happy note, this  has been such a cold winter for South Texas. Just last week, I ordered this beautiful coat from Ralph Lauren. This baby is scheduled to be here TODAY!!!

 

Lately, I have been following this beautiful future princess Meghan Markle’s style. I love  to  say that 2017 has been quite a year for Meghan Markle would be an understatement! Since her engagement to Prince Harry, I have been fascinated by her fashion selections. I noticed that she does not wear anything with a floral design. Instead, she loves to wear solid colors. She looks like a royal already. Just recently, she deleted all her social media accounts. She had over three million followers on Instagram!

Here are some of my favorite looks:

She is going to be a beautiful bride. The royal wedding will take place in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before I go, I would like to share this five ingredient  recipe from Iowa Girl Eats. It is super yummy, easy to make, and comforting on a cold day.

 

 

I will post a picture a picture of my new coat as soon as I can!  Have a great Thursday, everyone! Stay Zen!  Xoxo

Nunzia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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,

Nunzia

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, friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday!

 

 

The holiday season is a perfect time for us to step back from our crazy-busy, day-to-day lives and reflect on our blessings. This is also a time of year to celebrate long-lived traditions, and introduce new ones, like I’m planning to do.

 

 

This year, I will implement a few changes in our Christmas Eve dinner. I will share more details on that on my next blog post.

During this beautiful and magical season, enjoy your time with your family and friends. Whether your idea of relaxation is maybe reading a good book, playing Nintendo DS games like I do, or simply getting out and enjoying a brisk walk, remember: whatever you do, make it relaxing and fun. Be present.

Create new memories and traditions this holiday season. I will be sharing mine on the blog! Until then, here are some  of our favorite dishes I have been preparing for my family this month.

Xoxo

Cioppino!

Buttermilk pie!

Peach pie!

Pasta-Paccheri with seadfood!

Tortellini in brodo di pollo!

Clams in tomatoes sauce!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 XOxo