Summer Rain

It was hot and I had just spent a fun afternoon with my friends at the pool. The door of our house was open to let some cool air get in. I could feel the breeze on my skin and “smell” the rain that was going to fall down from the clouds. Do you know that smell? I think it’s unmistakable. 

The leaves were moving, they looked like they were dancing to the sound of the wind. The sky was completely covered and I could see a weird light. I heard some thunders then I saw the purple lights. Loved them.

I got closer to the door to feel the chilly air.

I started hearing the first little drops that tapping, were falling slowly on the ground. 

Like a non-completely closed tap that looses some water. I stayed there while hearing that tapping sound.

Then the quick thunderstorm began.

The drops fell down and washed the cute plants and flowers in my garden. The little unripe green tomatoes were happy as well. 

The leaves looked nice with the tiny drops on them. I went out of the house and I took some photos. I filmed videos of the rain. I captured the moment and that sound.

This is summer rain.

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When I Started Blogging..❤️

A year. A year ago I was writing some of my first blog posts about my last summer and since that time my blog has grown and my blog posts have become 50! I’m very happy with this result because in the beginning I didn’t think I would have got so far with blogging, especially by writing in English that I’m still learning. But in the end it turned out to be easier than I imagined.

Some bloggers gave me support, others commented on my blog posts, I received more views on my website than I expected…So thank you to everyone who contribute to make my blog better and nicer!

I started blogging because I had lots of ideas and I decided to share them with people from all over the world. Then I love taking photos, writing and doing websites graphics, so I opened my blog here and I got to know the blogging activity.

I was able to write blog posts while I was on holiday or on a trip and I found it so fun!! I loved the idea of sharing moments of happiness, anxiety, joy, fear.. LIVE with people who were so far way from me. And English helped me to communicate 🙂

When I’m blogging I can think that others are living my adventure while they read and I feel it as a powerful way to stay positive and to fight loneliness.

I hope I’ll continue to write and share ideas with other bloggers in the future.

Thanks for reading! Write me anything you want just to chat!

giojoblog@gmail.com

Gio xx

Little Mix Concert 2017!

HEY! If you’re a mixer, leave a comment! I went to the Little Mix concert 2017 of the Glory Days Tour in Milan! I’m a mixer and I’m proud of it because their songs make me always feel happy, strong and confident. I love all of them and they don’t ever get me bored. If you go into my archives of June 2016, you’ll find my post about last year concert. So this was my second Little Mix concert and it was amazing! But maybe I preferred the last one because it was in the open air.

The girls were so cute and beautiful as always and the choreographies were gorgeous: you feel like dancing as they’re so addictive! The videos shown at their back were great: they created a cool atmosphere that mixed with their stunning voice made all look fantastic!! My favourite song was Touch, but I also enjoyed No more sad songs. What’s your current favourite song??

I loved it when Jesy shouted “Who in the crowd tonight is feeling sassyy?!”IMG_4392IMG_4526

Summer vibes! My expectations

Hi everybody! School is almost over, therefore I’m very happy because I know I’ll have a lot of time for myself, my passions..I think it’ll be an amazing and super fun summer and I can’t wait to dive into it!! On the other hand I’m rather worry since this has been my last but one year of High School which means that next year I’m going to have the final and scary exams! My main expectations for summer 2017 are feasible: I’d just like to have fun, relax and spend time with my family and friends. The expectations that are less likely to become reality are: to keep fit! And to work hard for school! I’d say “try not to get bored” as an other difficult resolution. What do you guys think? I also want to challenge myself to read a lot of books because during school I didn’t have much time. In addition I’d say “to visit a city I’ve never been to”. I really to hope to plan a nice holiday with my girlfriends at the seaside! It would be super fun☀️

During summer I’ll plan all the new school supplies to buy and use for next year. I thought of changing something about my school method and the stuff I normally use.

I hope it will be an amazing summer!! Maybe one of the best I’ve ever had!

Follow my blog and Instagram to stay updated haha

Gio xx

Skin Problems :(

Hi there! I ran out of my favourite concealer and this is sad, but the reason why it happened is..that I used it a lot for my nose. It was so red and covered in dead skin and small spots. I didn’t care about it for a while, sometimes I didn’t even notice it when staring my reflection in the mirror. But when some people or friends of mine started looking at my nose and asking me if I had any allergies or a cold, I understood that it was evident. MAKEUP was the solution at that moment. I couldn’t accept that my nose looked like it was burnt therefore I decided to use a scrub in the morning to remove the dead skin. Then I started covering it with my Nars creamy concealer, even though the coverage wasn’t perfect and some people kept asking me “What’s wrong with your nose?”. I was like “OK, this redness must disappear now”. In the beginning I was happy that the concealer was helping me hide my red nose, but then I realised that I needed to solve the problem to stop the inflammation. I couldn’t let it get worse. I saw a dermatologist and she prescribed a treatment for me. My medical routine has become this: lactic ferments before breakfast, a suitable cream before my everyday makeup, nutritional supplement (it comes in a tablet and it tastes AWFUL, basically like kibble), a capsule everyday before having dinner and a pill-off mask every other evening. After all these things I can say that thankfully my nose is getting better and I really hope it will look normal soon! Today, after several weeks, I haven’t worn any makeup on my nose, yeah, because it’s not that bad!

I hope you liked this post, if you read it: a big thank you! ❤️

Gio xx

YouTube: what I like

Hi everybody! I’ve recently discovered some new youtube channels which I find awesome, so I’m going to talk about my favourite “youtubers” and youtube content.

We sometimes spend hours on youtube and this sharing platform might become an obsession. I try to moderate myself in order to feel youtube as a hobby and not a distraction.

I personally enjoy watching lifestyle videos and I purposely search for some content by girls who don’t come from the same country as mine because I like to get to know new cultures, new ways of being and relate to other habits. It’s definitely my favourite part of youtube: sharing and relating. Anyway, I sometimes watch makeup tutorials, beauty hacks videos, hauls, vlogs..but recently I’ve been watching a lot of videos about school and study tips.

I’m very fond of this kind of videos and I subscribed to two channels in particular: UnJaded Jade (my current favourite youtuber) and Waystostudy. Jade has got an amazing channel especially thanks to its content, including motivational and self-love videos. Waystostudy has also got a blog called the same way, which is very helpful and I love its “tidy” look.

I’ve always thought of starting my own channel since I love making videos, photography and editing, but as far as I know, Youtube isn’t a joke even if you just do it for fun. As Jade said, she started her journey (in February, so quite recently, but she has reached more than 20,000 subs!!) only when she felt confident enough, and I think this is an important and necessary feeling to face everything and be yourself while talking to your camera. The secret to success.

What do you think about Youtube? Have you got any channel suggestions ?? Let me know in the comments!

Gio xx

Beautiful Italy – Part 3

LAST PART AND LAST ITALIAN TOWNS. 

This series of posts about Italian beauties is about to end 😦 This will be my last blog post about two small villages called Antagnod (day 1) and Champoluc (day 2) in the mountains in Northern Italy, situated in Aosta valley. The stunning landscape is composed of snow-capped glaciers and ancient homes in stone and wood. It was sunny, but very chilly and sometimes windy therefore I wore warm clothes for our walks in the woods. We walked beautiful paths covered in permanent snow and I stopped for lots of times to take pictures of flowers and the mountain range that surrounded us. We were at 1,900 meters of altitude and the view was gorgeous! We had lunch at a typical and cosy restaurant heated by a stove; the windows were so cute and they overlooked the valley. I had some polenta with cheese and butter paired with veal nuggets in tomato sauce: they were so good! I loved walking in the woods: they were so quiet and mysterious and there were lovely wooden bridges that made the place more enchanted. Plus, we saw several bushes and kinds of plants like the rhododendron, the larch and the spruce. At Champoluc we went for a walk through a park where some lovely wooden statues representing squirrels, fawns and fairies were put along the path. I sunbathed sat on a bench and then I stayed at a workout park where you could try some equipment to take some exercise. In the evenings we basically ate local food, so several kinds of cold cuts and cheese.

Here are some photos! I hope you liked reading this!

Gio xx 

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