Avete già visto il colore Pantone 2015, Marsala? Cosa ne pensate?
Personalmente trovo il nome meraviglioso, ma questo rosso/marrone/violaceo mi lascia qualche dubbio sul suo reale utilizzo nella vita quotidiana – escludendo un meraviglioso grembiule da sommelier che possiedo.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director del Pantone Color Institute®, nel comunicato stampa dice:
“Proprio come il vino liquoroso da cui Marsala deriva il suo nome, questa tinta raffinata incarna il soddisfacente sapore di un pasto appagante, mentre le sue stabilizzanti radici rosso-marroni emanano la sofisticata e naturale concretezza della terra.”
Un colore che dovrebbe arricchire la nostra anima secondo Leatrice, sono curiosa di vedere se e come verrà utilizzato dai grandi marchi, per il momento abbiamo già alcuni prodotti di make-up dedicati (come MAC and Essie).
La foto del make-up è di proprietà di maskcara.com.
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December was about fun, January is #aboutface.
This is the message from the Simple Skincare invite I got last week.
December was a fun month, but also very stressful for our skin: party all night long, lots of drinks and sweets, up until late, cold weather and maybe we went to bed without removing any party make-up. Does this scenario sounds familiar to you? It certainly does to me.
At the #aboutface apartment party, Simple Skincare recreated the situations we lived in December and gave us tips on how to take care of our skin. Simple Skincare products could be found in any of the rooms, to help remind you about the best ways to combat stress and make the skin healthy and bright again.
Here are 5 tips to get your glow back!
Drinking enough water makes a huge difference for your skin.The daily requirement of water varies from person to person and depends on the weather, the amount of excercise and the general condition of the organism. In general for an adult woman it is suggested to drink 1.5lt per day.
Taking the make-up off properly is very important, don’t be lazy like me, and always remove your make-up before going to bed. – This will also save your nice bed sheets. – Spend about one minute massaging your cleanser into your face. Put in a bit of extra time at the T-zone. If you wear make-up, remove all make-up before cleansing. If your cleanser doubles as make-up remover, use it at least twice, particularly if you’re inclined to wear heavy make-up.
- Choose the right products.
Avoid buying products with harsh chemicals in them. These can be triggers for sensitive skin and using gentler products can give you HUGE benefits. I used to use an alcoholic toner and it was a bad mistake for my sensitive skin.
- Eating yummy, healthy, skin-loving foods!
Fruits and vegetables are great for our skin and for our bodies too. Remember to include fruit in your breakfast and lunch and fill your dinners full of veggies too!
Wear an SPF every day of the year, ensure your day cream contains sun protection and that way you won’t forget!
Here is the masterpiece that I have created during the art attack moment.
- Zucca mantovana, pulita, 1 kg
- Patate 200 g
- Brodo vegetale 1lt
- Rametti di rosmarino fresco
- Sale q.b.
- Pepe q.b.
- Noce moscata 1 pizzico
- 2 spicchi di aglio
- Mezza cipolla bianca
- Olio evo
- Parmigiano Reggiano (facoltativo)
- Crostini di pane (facoltativo)
Aggiungete la zucca alla zuppa, aggiustate di sale e pepe ed aggiungete la noce moscata. Quindi togliete la zuppa dal fuoco e, con l’aiuto di un mixer o di un frullatore a immersione, riducetela ad una crema liscia. La vellutata di zucca a questo punto è pronta, servitela calda con un filo d’olio e se volete accompagnata da un’abbondante spolverata di Parmigiano Reggiano e crostini di pane tostato.
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During the Christmas holidays, I love spending time on the sofa watching tv series with my parents (this time of the year is also known as “blanket days”).
I am a big fan of this kind of show, to name a few of my favourites: Sex and the City, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Friends and more recently Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, Game of Thrones and my first British television drama: Sherlock.
When I moved to London, I read many the Sherlock novels trying to improve my English. I learnt to love the logical reasoning mind that characterises the detective.
The TV show is an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, but our protagonist lives in a contemporary London and I have to admit that watching him walk near The Shard, on the Millennium Bridge or catching the same tube I use every week, is quite thrilling.
I am completely in love with Benedict Cumberbatch, the English actor who performs Sherlock. Not that I am the only one, if you ask around pretty much the entire female population of London loves him and he won more than one “award” as Sexiest Man Alive 2014.
Apart Benedict/Sherlock, I love the show for the following three reasons
- The plot: I never know what to expect from the next episode
- Martin Freeman, who portrays an intense Dr. John Watson. Freeman moved me more than once, actually it’s better to say that I cried my heart out, especially during one episode, can you guess which one?
- Professor James Moriarty, Sherlock mortal enemy. The character is based on Adam Worth, a real-life criminal mastermind who lived in America. Moriarty is the classic, old-fashioned villain: good birth, excellent education, incredibly smart brain and… a real psycho!
If you missed the first series, you can easily find the DVD on Amazon.
What’s your favourite TV show of the year?
I have been invited by Curry’s to attend their competition #Currysfiresidefiction to win an amazing Amazon Tech Bundle that can be seen here. This post is my entry.
Sulle orme degli articoli anglossasoni dedicati al Christmas House Tour, vorrei condividere con voi la dimora invernale del Paese e le sue decorazioni che richiamano un po’ lo stile shabby chic e ospitano tanta lana, corda, frutta secca (vi garantisco che i fichi verranno degnamente onorati a fine feste :-)) e flora tipicamente natalizia.
Quest’anno poi il meteo è stata un po’ inconsueto e la tanto attesa neve è arrivata solo sabato scorso. Per festeggiare ho quindi aggiunto qualche foto del giardino finalmente innevato.
Spero che il tour tra calze e alberi di Natale eco vi sia piaciuto, Happy Capodanno e buoni festeggiamenti a tutti.
Il Paese delle Stoviglie.