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I am already more than 3 weeks back from vacation and I totally forgot to tell you what makeUp I took with me to Castellammare del Golfo in Sicily. So now I finally found time and here we go:
I took 5 different eyeshadows and a blusher by ARTDECO and I put them in a MAC palette. all the ARTDECO powder products like blusher and eyeshadows have a tiny magnet on the back so they are made to be stored in a palette. perfect for vacation as you can put together your individual palette. in general in summer or in summer vacation I am not applying MakeUp every day but in the evening after a long day on the beach it is nice to pamper oneself and wear a nice dress and go for dinner. well thats what I did. I was only wearing the makeUp in the evening as it was way too hot to wear makeUp during the day..
a sparkly pale brown
a matte stale blue
a warm matte dark mauve
a pale light matte brown
a matte light powdery beige
a nice warm almost pan of terracota
so as you can see out of the 5 eyeshadows 4 of them are matte and only one has shimmer.I either wore a simple look or a more smokey look.
I start with 551 all over the lid and highlight the parts below the brows. 16 in the crease.
551 all over the lid and highlight the parts below the brow and the inner corner of the eyes. then I take 506 and cutting the crease. and using 517 and 520 to blend it towards the eyelid.
awesome pigmentation and no fall out thats exactly what I want from eyeshadows – I will for sure get more of these in order to have more shimmery shadows too. will keep you posted.
where can you get these ARTDECO products? I found mine at parfumcity.ch they have awesome deals and since it is a swiss online shop you dont have to pay any extra charges from the customs. ARTDECO is a german brand and is based in Karlsfeld Germany.
more about the brand here >>
IS IT A TOP OR A DRESS ?
hahaha as you can see from the phot below. I really dont know and I also dont really care : )
It is a top and a dress, lets agree on that. I have found this piece on SALE at h&m for 20 CHF and I wanna thank Freya very much for the birthday voucher that I used for this purchase – thank you so much for coming to my party!
from the front it looks like a dress and from the side it looks like a top.
today is the first day of our trip to SICILY and of course I have also brought this top/dress to wear during the vacation – I try to take some really nice sicilian photos in castellammare del golfo. until then stay tuned for something nice tomorrow. X
a new fragrance – PARADISO
thank you ROBERTO CAVALLI I finally found a fragrance of yours that I really like. I dont know if that is just me but all the CAVALLI fragrances before were too sweet and fruity for me. BUT this one has the right amount of freshness that I seek in a perfume. I am not really great with describing scents so I think the best thing to do is go to the next shop like MANOR or GLOBUS and check it out for yourself. I am now enjoying the beautiful sun and I am almost feeling like I am inside the PARADISO.
HAPPY THURSDAY <3
where to stay in VENICE ITALY?
I can highly recommend to stay at the Molino Stucky Hilton on Giudecca Island. It is very easy to access and it is only a couple of stops away from the trainstation. there is a shuttle boat that takes u to the other side of the Giudecca Canal – Zattere is the stop called. I can not believe that already so much time has passed since I was staying at the lovely Hilton Hotel in Venice.. sigh! it really was a blast. unfortunately we had to leave our awesome ride – the Alfa Romeo Giulietta – at the Airport as Venice is a car-free city!
there is a fancy rooftop pool with a bar and there is a quiet nice SPA and fitness area – although I didnt have time to get any treatments but of course I had to check out the rooftop pool. that is absolutely awesome! from up there the view over Venice is priceless!
the room was sooo pretty – it faced the Giudecca Canal and also from there (fifth floor) I had an amazing view over Venice! thank you very much for the welcome bag! I enjoyed the cookies – mmmhhmm! and of course there had to be a MURANO chandelier in the room 🙂 how lovely!
ORANGE IT IS
I adore my orange VALENTINO skirt and had a chance to wear it in lovely Venice, Italy. here I am standing on Giudecca Island on my way to the Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel.
skirt VALENTINO RED
blouson TALLY WEIJL
shoes DOWN TO EARTH
pedicure BODYZONE cosmetic & spa
I love to wear orange and when I found this gorgeous VALENTINO RED skirt at the foxtown outlet in Mendrisio I knew that I had to have it! every time I wear it I feel like a princess! I will soon show you how I can wear this skirt in different ways – as it is a great keypiece for fall too – stay tuned. xx
VICENZA – Hotel TIEPOLO
on the way from Basel to Venice we stopped in Vicenza and spent the night in the 4 star Hotel Tiepolo a bit outside of the city center. our room was in the topfloor (8°) and therefore we had an amazing view over the city. the hotel room was average standard but what I liked best about it was that it had a bathtub! I somehow love hotel rooms with bathtubs – it makes me feel like at home 🙂 the hotel has its own restaurant but unfortunately it was out of order the night we were there. I heard that it is a very good place for conferences and workshops as the hotel has its own conference rooms for about 700 people. what else can I tell you about the HOTEL TIEPOLO in Vicenza, it has free wifi, a flat screen tv, a mini bar, a trouserpress and A/C.
breakfast was included and they serve bread, croissants, coffee, tea, fruits, jam, orange juice and more! – the usual hotel breakfast buffet.
Vicenza Tiepolo Hotel****
Viale San Lazzaro 110
I got back from Venice
aww. what a city. I need a moment to process all these impressions – I think I got a visual overload – I saw a lot!
the alfa romeo giulietta was such a nice ride and it took us safely to VERONA – VICENZA and VENICE. it was a blast!
I am now going thru all the photos and emails that I missed in the last ten days and will get back to you as soon as possible. I took some really nice pictures: a piece from the ESPRIT fall collection and 2 pieces from GASSMANN and gave them an italian interpretation. I can not wait to share it with you! xx
ALFA ROMEO ROAD TRIP #1
PACKING MY SUITCASE
isawsomethingnice.ch is soon going on SUMMER HOLIDAY – YAY! Venice Italia Verona, Italy VICENZA – a roadtrip with the beautiful ALFA ROMEO #GIULIETTA – I can not wait.
At this very moment I am packing my suitcase and I want to bring way more than I would actually need – like always! I really dont like packing suitcases as I find it is so hard to make decisions about what to wear in advance other than that very morning in the shower before I get dressed! But I have no choice and for a trip like this its worth to suffer a bit 🙂 #firstworldproblems
Will stay at Hotel Corte Ungaro in Verona in Vicenza at Tiepolo Hotel and will stay at Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice.
any Tips for Verona, Vicenza and Venice?
I am planning my roadtrip to Venice, Italy with help of my lovely filofax THE ORIGINAL. On the way from Basel to Venice C and I are going to stop in Verona and Vicenza. We are going to Venice for the Architecture Biennale where we are invited to the opening of excavating by Khaled Malas. At the moment I am looking for a complimentary hotelroom to stay a day each in Verona and Vicenza. Let me know if you have a good blogger Hotel or any other good ideas. sharing is caring, right?
now let me tell you some really great news: we will be driving to Venice in the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta!! A Romeo and Giulietta photoshooting in Verona with the beautiful curvy Giulietta is a MUST! 🙂 I can not wait. stay tuned for my photos! xx
tanning in CALIFORNIA
SANDRA KATHLEEN JEWELRY
I met Sandra from Sandra Kathleen Jewelry at lower haight street urban air market in San Francisco. more info here
It was great to meet Lauren Reidenberg at lower haight street urban air market in San Francisco – I admire her collection! check her website for more info