OOTD and Beauty Rambling

Hello my shining stars,

how was your day? In spite of the **beep-beep-beep* weather and of my milky complexion, I’ve definitely kissed my cold-season wardrobe goodbye and started to play summer. Okay, I admit that a cozy cardi and a trench prevent me from catching bronchitis, but this is my optimistic outfit under the multi-layering 🙂

I’m wearing a pale yellow balloon dress and a linen scarf, stocked up a couple of years ago during a shopping haul at Amy Gee. My beloved suede wedges from Coral Blue have walked considerable distances, but I think they still look pretty great. The cameo brooch holds a profound sentimental value,    having been in my family for at least three generations.

Beauty rambling time!
 

I thought it would be nice to add a snapshot of the products I’ve been using over the past weeks and add a few comments about some of them. Maybelline’s BB cream has become a staple in my beauty routine: I first purchased it out of curiosity when BB creams came into fashion, but I’ve come to love it. Given that I have very sensitive skin, prone to redness and breakouts, I was very positively surprised by this product, which I use as moisturiser, light-coverage makeup base and sun screen. On the other hand, the water-proof eyeliner from Makeup Forever  is in my opinion totally overrated: costing well over 20 Euros (I don’t remember exactly) it creates a sort of film that admittedly doesn’t smudge, but peels off in  small pieces. You can see the broken line in the picture. Clinique mascara is kind to the eyes and wondrously thickening, but it’s very dense, so you’d better not be in a hurry when you apply it or you will get actual black fans instead of eyelashes. Clinique foundation  looks good when freshly applied and my skin breaths through it, but it doesn’t provide a long lasting coverage. In conclusion, I’m still looking for my IT foundation, eye-liner and mascara.

Lots of love hunnies
Big hugs and love aplenty
Yours
Coco

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  1. Fabiola Tinelli - May 7, 2013

    Bellissimo questo abitino bianco, finalmente un po&#39; di primavera!! Molto carino portato con la sciarpa! Baci<br />Fabiola<br /><br /><a href="http://wildflowergirlstyle.blogspot.it&quot; rel="nofollow">wildflowergirl</a><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wildflower-Girl/507780435947082?ref=hl&quot; rel="nofollow">Facebook page</a><br />

  2. juliemery Bibbò - May 7, 2013

    Ciao cara sempre molto fashion tu …un bacio

  3. My Urban Market - May 7, 2013

    Un outfit molto estivo. Molto carino. Mi piace molto anche il make-up. Un bacio e buona serata.<br /><br />Valeria<br />http://myurbanmarket.blogspot.it

  4. Sheila - May 7, 2013

    You look so pretty! I love the pale yellow dress and those shoes! <br /><br />My fav has been my Naked Basics palette for everyday use! :)<br /><br />xo – Sheila<br /><a href="http://www.sheislovelyblog.com/2013/05/stripes-and-sparkles-mothers-day.html&quot; rel="nofollow"> Enter to win a pair of earrings from Blue Nile!</a><br /><a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3913045&quot; rel="nofollow">Find

  5. Emma Cooke - May 7, 2013

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  6. Valentina - May 7, 2013

    Bellissima!!! E che carina quella spilla con cammeo =), sai la mia mania a riguardo :D!<br />Bacetti<br />Vale<br /><a href="http://www.unbijoupourtouslesjours.blogspot.it/&quot; rel="nofollow">Un bijou pour TOUS les jours</a><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Un-bijou-pour-TOUS-les-jours/183721785097654?ref=ts&amp;fref=ts&quot; rel="nofollow">Facebook</a>

  7. Kim Alston - May 7, 2013

    You are such a doll Coco! Love that pale yellow dress and that cameo is gorgeous! What a treasure! I&#39;ve reviewed Maybelline bb cream and loved it. Lovely color on your lips too. Take care!

  8. Patty - May 7, 2013

    I must tell u, u are convincing me to get this BB cream and try it out. I&#39;m in search of a good moisturizer. And I love ur &quot;optimistic outfit&quot; We will dance in the sun again one day..one day 🙂

  9. Dressed with soul - May 7, 2013

    Hi, you beautiful summergirl! Only to have a look on you on your pictures give me a summerly feeling &lt;3 You look so pretty in this wonderful dress and I´m so impressed about the gorgeous old family brooch …<br /><br />Lots of love for my my dear friend!<br /><br />Big hugs from Bavaria, Rena<br /><br /><a href="http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de/&quot; rel="nofollow">

  10. paula mcclelland - May 7, 2013

    Ooh – good beauty post. I&#39;ve been really trialling different products lately. I&#39;m quite the eye liner user and have found Loreal Infallible eye liner is really blendy and stays put. For foundation I&#39;ve been using Garnier BB cream for oily skin – you need to apply with a stippling brush but it has great coverage and hasn&#39;t reacted to my skin at all.<br />Happy blogging.<br /><br

  11. eli eli - May 7, 2013

    Per fortuna almeno tu porti un po di sole…..look estivo fantastico fa venire tanta voglia di caldo,secco, mare!!..speremm….nn se ne può più di questo tempaccio..mi deprime ho bisogno di colore!!!!!

  12. Vale ♥ - May 7, 2013

    Che bello questo abito, stai benissimo =) per quanto riguarda il trucco, io ho il mio fondotinta &quot;forever&quot;, è Lingerie de Peau di Guerlain, non lo cambierei con nessun altro al mondo ! Sull&#39;eye-liner di MUFE sono d&#39;accordo con te…generalmente adoro questo brand e mi trovo bene, ma l&#39;eye-liner non è così buono e anche a me si &quot;spezza&quot;, in questo periodo sto amando

  13. Sam - May 7, 2013

    Adore your savvy styling in this outfit, your lovely accessories perfectly compliment the chic dress.

  14. Miss A - May 7, 2013

    Gorgeous muy princess!!!<br />Love the outfit<br />Hmmm you have a beautiful face and nice make up, so sweet!<br /><br />Do you know what? 🙂 I have adopted a cat, female, 15 months old, soooooo beautiful :-)<br />And her name is Coco<br />I love her and her name!!!<br /><br />Kisses, my pretty friend<br />A

  15. Kate Coleman - May 8, 2013

    What a gorgeous scarf! I am yet to bear my legs this summer – I am sneaking out the back yard when no one else is home to try to persuade them into a bit of tan before they have a public airing!<br /><br />Kate x<br /><a href="http://www.kateathome.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">Kate at Home</a>

  16. Ines Sun - May 8, 2013

    Piękna stylizacja ozdobiona uśmiechem :)<br />Bardzo lubię podkład clinic stay matte, u mnie sprawdził się rewelacyjnie.

  17. Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle - May 8, 2013

    Darn! I almost picked up the Maybelline BB Cream but decided not to. I will have to next time.<br /><br />Beautiful dress. And I like your scarf even more.<br /><br />Please take a look at my latest <a href="http://www.thegirlieblog.com&quot; rel="nofollow">Asian makeup tips</a> and <a href="http://www.casualchicfashion.com&quot; rel="nofollow">casual chic outfit</a>. Thanks!

  18. Bianca - May 8, 2013

    great wedges! xoxo<br /><br />stylemeetsbeauty.blogspot.ro

  19. Dania Carbonini - May 8, 2013

    Buongiorno Coco, un outfit molto fresco e delicato, che conferma queste caratteristiche anche nel make up.<br />Bellissimi i sandali, li calzi divinamente.<br /><br />Un bacio grande<br /><br />NEW POST<br /><br />www.angelswearheels.com

  20. Martina Rinzivillo - May 8, 2013

    Ma sembri una dea greca! bello e freco l&#39;abbinamento! Mi piace proprio la leggerezza dell&#39;outfit! s ti va sarei lieta se ci seguissimo a vicenda, io iniziosubito, ti aspetto da me!<br />xoxo M<br />www.fashionspiesmg.blogspot.it

  21. Endymion - May 8, 2013

    Romanticissimo, adoro le sciarpe lunghe lunghe portate sui vestiti.<br />Anche il cameo arancio è un tocco di classe e stile intramontabile!<br /><br /><a href="http://nymphashion.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">(¯`·._.·Nymphashion·._.·´¯)</a><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nymphashion/453004361437784&quot; rel="nofollow">(¯`·._.·Nymphashion FB·._.·´¯)</a><br />

  22. Filipa - May 8, 2013

    so pretty, like your makeup :)<br /><br />kisses

  23. Chai Chen - May 8, 2013

    It&#39;s great to add your beauty thoughts too Coco dear :)<br />Cute outfit too! 🙂 Love the fun vibe and refreshing look :)<br /><br />★♡ <b>New Fashion Post</b> (^_^) ♡★<br /><a href="http://chenmeicai.blogspot.com/2013/05/designer-brands-shopping-at-blueflycom.html&quot; rel="nofollow">Designer Brands Shopping at Bluefly.com</a><br /><i>Get discount coupons here!!!</i><br /><br />❤ ~Chai<br /><a

  24. The Dainty Dolls House - May 8, 2013

    You look stunning, love the colour. I wish the weather would brighten up here too. It&#39;s been raining today, so tired of it. Hopefully all sun will come for us all :)) Have a great day doll xxx

  25. viewrama - May 8, 2013

    Hey dear!<br />I like your posts and blog ! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last 🙂 Check out my blog if you have a free minute :)Would you like to follow each other?Keep on postingxx<br />Wish you a nice week! <br />VIEWRAMA<br><br />my <a title="viewrama fashion blog" href="http://www.viewrama.com&quot; rel="nofollow"><br />fashion blog</a><br />

  26. Katie Frank - May 8, 2013

    you look so fantastic &lt;3 i love your white dress, it&#39;s amazing!<br /><br />http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/<br />♥

  27. Issa Tchieu - May 8, 2013

    I love how u explained abt each product you bought. useful tips 🙂 And that outfit compliments ur skin so well and how lucky to get matching shoes 🙂

  28. Gargi Salgaonkar - May 8, 2013

    sweet<br /><br /><a href="http://candyvioleta.blogspot.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">CandyVioleta</a>

  29. Lilli - May 8, 2013

    Che bella Coco! Mi piace molto l&#39;abitino ed anche come hai raccolto i capelli! Un bacio cara!

  30. Caroline Topperman - May 9, 2013

    Oh you look so lovely! That scarf is so pretty!<br />xo<br />styleontheside.com

  31. Vittoria Ottaviano - May 9, 2013

    love your cameo brooch! I&#39;ve one very similar 🙂 <br />visit my blog, there&#39;s a giveaway :)<br /><a href="http://lostileungioco.blogspot.it/&quot; rel="nofollow">LOSTILEUNGIOCO</a>

  32. Natalia A - May 9, 2013

    You look beautiful! Such a romantic and summery look! x

  33. Margaret Cruzemark - May 9, 2013

    Μοre adorable, beautiful and posh than ever before. Coco you are one of my favorite girls!<br />Best Regards<br />Miss Margaret Cruzemark<br />http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/<br />

  34. Cassandra Dotzel - May 9, 2013

    So classically chic!<br />I love your scarf and cameo brooch. <br />Beautiful!<br />Love your blog, perhaps you would like to exchange follows?<br />I will wait for you at my blog!<br /><br />Best,<br /><a href="icantaffordmylifestyle.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">icantaffordmylifestyle</a>

  35. Joy Shana - May 10, 2013

    You look super chic, love your shoes, your make up is beautiful<br /><a href="http://shana-style.blogspot.com&quot; rel="nofollow">Shana-Style</a>

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