Hello 2017

Happy New Year’s Eve! I hope you’ll have a great time with your friends, family, pets, in short your loved ones!

I’ve got a “tradition” for this day that is making a video of myself talking about the year that is ending, my best memories and my resolutions, but I haven’t done it yet and I don’t think I’ll do it, or at the very least alone. This evening I’m celebrating with my friends at my place, so I thought it would be a good idea to record a video together and share our memories and resolutions! So what has this year been like to me? Personally I feel lucky for having had lovely experiences with my friends and classmates, visited beautiful cities, learnt new things and obviously written a lot on my blog! My blog is keep on growing, even though it’s still very small, and I hope I’ll continue writing and posting photos to share my passions and ideas with my followers!

I really hope the new year will be rich in positivity and happiness.

I have to go,

Happy New Year everyone,

Gio❤️

Myself in a minute

<<I enjoy writing, singing and dreaming

I’m an italian girl aged 17 and I live near Milan

I love English and Spanish

I love creating, I’m an arty person

I’m crazy about taking photos and editing videos

I keep a diary where I write about myself and my thoughts

I also have a blog on wordpress about beauty and lifestyle

I’m reflective and optimistic

I want to be curious

I like staying with my friends

I like laughing

I like fighting for my dreams

This is me

I’m Giorgia>>

This is what I wrote and said to introduce myself with a video.

I wanted it to be simple, natural, witty and original at the same time.

I actually made it to enter a contest to win a video editing course which I’d really like to attend !!

I uploaded it also on youtube to get my channel started (Giojo) even though I don’t know if I’ll continue my experience on youtube..

Check it out ( HERE ) and please comment on what you think about it, here or under the video!

Thank you!

Gio❤️

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Christmas tag

Merry Christmas everyone!

I decided to write about how I celebrate this magical day by following some questions of a Christmas tag that I liked.

  • Have you ever had a White Christmas?  In the last few years it hasn’t snowed at all, it’s actually been always sunny! It’s been a long time since I saw a snowflake in my city…but I think I had a White Christmas when I was a child, but I can’t remember it.
  • Where do you spend your holiday?  I usually spend my holiday simply at home with my family, but a couple of years ago we visited Rome! I’d like to go somewhere for Christmas next year, but somewhere very Christmassy to enjoy this magical time at the fullest!
  • What is your favourite Christmas song?  It’s totally “All I want for Christmas is you”, but I love “Santa Claus is coming to town” too. When it comes the Christmas period I start singing them to my friends to get in the mood and they always say that I’m like a jukebox!
  • Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? No! I hate opening presents before THE DAY. Every year I met my friends a couple of days before Christmas to exchange gifts and if some of them are similar to each other, while my friends open their presents, I always have to cover my eyes not to find out any detail about mine!
  • Is your Christmas tree fake or real?  It’s fake, in fact we’ve had it for so long! I love decorating it while I listen to my Christmas playlist.
  • What is your all-time favourite holiday sweet treat?  It’s pandoro (the traditional Italian sweet yeast bread) with some mascarpone cream!! I love making that cream, in fact I wrote about it in my last blog post!
  • What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?  I’ve always dreamt of going to New York with my friends to skate on an ice rink in front of a huge Christmas tree!!

Hope you liked my short Christmas tag! Merry Christmas everyone!

Happy blogging:)

Gio❤️

Christmassy treats!

Hi everyone! Happy Christmas Eve!

Yesterday I had a party at my place with my friends to exchange Christmas presents and for this occasion I painted my nails and I prepared some mascarpone cream. The nail polish I used is the 324 fever from Rimmel, that is bright red, perfect for Christmassy nails! I also added some small shiny decorations on each nail and I fixed them with a drop of transparent nail polish.

For our party I prepared the cream with:

  • 250 g mascarpone
  • 2 eggs (2 yolks, whipped egg whites)
  • 70 g sugar

We ate some pandoro with the cream and this is my favourite Christmas dessert!!

My friend Bea made some nutella biscuits decorated with powdered sugar and they were very good!

This afternoon I made some star shaped gingerbread biscuits!! I tried to decorate them with nutella to give a face to the stars somehow 😂 as regards their taste, I’m so happy with them! This is the recipe I followed:

  • 350 g flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 150 g butter
  • 2 eggs (yolks)
  • a pinch of salt
  • honey (2 spoons)
  • 5 g ginger
  • 5 g cinnamon

Hope you liked this christmassy blog post!

Have a nice evening!

Gio❤️

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New exciting products!

Hi everyone! For today’s blog post I’m going to share with you some lovely products I received for my birthday. I found them really useful and interesting, so I hope you’ll enjoy reading about them!

They’re three products for your skin-care from the limited edition by Yves Rocher and a mini beauty bag. Starting from my favourite one that is a pear and cocoa lip balm, I can say it’s very good for your lips and I like the flavour even though it can sound a bit odd. Certainly this lip balm isn’t my favourite ever, but I found it very fine and however the flavour is delicate. Oh and the entire collection is peer and cocoa flavoured! The second product is a hand cream that I’ve been using a lot in the last few cold days. It’s very fine and the thing I love is that it sinks in quite quickly. I noticed that its flavour is even more delicate that the one of the lip balm! The third product is a liquid hand soap and I have to admit that it’s so good! I love it and I’m afraid someone in my family will finish it without me noticing!

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The last thing I was given for my birthday is a mini beauty bag from Claire’s that is very cute and useful. I love the white and black stripes and the small ribbon.

I hope you liked this post, if so, give it a like!

Bye

Gio

Instagram tag

Hi everybody! I can’t wait for Christmas!! 🎄

This post is a sort of an Instagram tag, so I‘m going to be writing about my “relationship” with this social medium by following some questions.

Firstly I’ve been subscribed to Instagram for about a year, ( it’s gior_insta) but honestly in the beginning I posted pictures quite rarely and they were a bit low-quality. (I think I’ve improved my photography skills in the last few months!) I’m not obsessed with it, in fact I post only when I do want to share something that makes me happy with my friends and followers. So I have to say that I’m not very active on this sharing platform. My first photo isn’t my very first one actually, because I obviously deleted the oldest ones that I considered embarrassing! At the moment the first one you can see on my profile is of me and my friend Bea queuing for a concert in Milan. Instagram is my most loved social medium, in fact it’s the one I use more often since I love taking pictures and editing them. My worst photo on Instagram is..a fountain at Hampton’s Court gardens! It’s unbelievable because that place is awesome, but my photo is actually a bit out of focus:( So, why did I post it? I don’t know..maybe I was very excited about my study trip! My most liked photo is of me chilling at a mountain lake last summer! I love it so much because there’s a cool light 🙂 ✨                                                                                       

I currently have 182 followers and I follow 503 people and brands. I love all the photos by @thepinkdiary, @americanstyle, @street_style_paris. My favourite filter is the Valencia one and my most used hashtag is.. #Sun.

I only have 35 photos and this is because I tend to post them only when I think they’re perfect..I always want to make sure that they’re exactly as I expected.

Hope you liked this post! Don’t forget to check out my Instagram profile here: my instagram

If you want to, you can leave your Instagram below so I can check it out too.

Gio♥︎

Festive make-up and outfit

Hi! Today’s my birthday!! I’m so excited about tonight’s party with my friends and classmates! So I decided to share with you the make-up and outfit I’m going to wear. 🎉

For this special occasion I bought a black long-sleeved dress from H&M and the feature I like the most is that it uncovers my shoulders. Then I’m going to wear my low-heeled boots to complete the outfit. For my make-up I’m going to use my favourite Urban Decay palette that I’ve already shown you in an other post. In particular I went for the “Commando” and the “Instinct” shades that are awesome. As mascaras I’m going to use one from Avon and the other one from Collistar to give my eye-lashes volume. For my lips I’ve chosen my Matte liquid lipstick from Maybelline in the “Nude flush” shade.

I’m looking forward to celebrating my party AND eating my Nutella birthday cake!!😋

I hope you liked this short post!makeupme

Bye,

Gio❤️