venerdì 3 aprile 2015

Insurgent

 A couple of weeks ago I went to the cinema for the second chapter of The Divergent Series. I was so excited to see it. I loved so much the first movie that I absolutely had to watch the second one.
I haven't read the books but it's something that I'm looking forward to do. I don't want to spoil it for those of you who have not seen it yet, but I'm so curious to see what happens next that I bought the Allegiant book. I desperately want to know what's beyond the fence!!!!
I loved the movie, they finally get rid of Jeanine and find out the truth about the divergents.
Shailene Woodley is amazing, and I love so much the love story between Tris and Four....they are so close inside and he is so protective, he would do anything for her, she is tough but she loves him so much. And Theo James is so hot!!! <3.<3
I can't wait to see the third chapter of this story, but for now I will try to calm down my thirst for knowledge by reading the final book.
Have you seen this film? What do you think about it?

 
 
Have a fantastic week!
Kisses, Hugs & Cookies,
Love, Anna.


lunedì 30 marzo 2015

A little splurge

Sadly I don't have much time to go shopping. But during the last month I've been so lucky to have a couple of afternoons to go around shops as I like, and that's what happened.

 
from: Pimkie

 
 
First thing I got, is this dress from Pimkie. I immediately fell in love with it because of the collar (I love collars so much). In fact the dress is really plain, just black, the skirt is so wide, but your eye is captured by the myriad of rhinestones and pearls on the white collar. I wear it with black tights and black ankle boots, such as my beloved Blundstone <3. My dad says that I look like Wednesday Addams but I don't care, I actually like her, she's a kick ass character! =)
 
from: Zara
 
 
Then, at Zara's I got this amazing shirt, it's pretty similar to the dress, I know (except for the glittery collar) but I just couldn't resist it. I think it's super elegant in it's semplicity. I normally wear it with skinny coloured jeans, like burgundy or coral, because it stands out a little bit much and the jeans' color plays down a bit making it less serious.
 
from: street market
 
I also went to a street market (I love them so much) in my city where I bought this dress. It's super cute with the see-through upper part and black polka dots on. I still haven't worn it yet, but I know it will be amazing with a pair of black open toes heels for a night out.
 

both from: Tally Weijl
 
And last but not least, I went to Tally Weijl (one of my favourite shops) where I got these two t-shirts. The first one says "Tomorrow is going to be amazing", it was the first one that I noticed, the message is so positive I instantly adored it. It's actually a bit shorter than a normal length shirt but it's a little longer than a crop top...anyway, it will be perfect for the upcoming summer. The second one says "Chocolat...(and a list of some delicious chocolatey sweets)", very simple but cute....and everybody loves chocolate!
So this is all I got for now. I hope I'll have more time (and more money as well!) to go shopping again! I love it sooooo much.
 
Hope you liked it!
Kisses, Hugs and Cookies,
Love, Anna.








lunedì 9 marzo 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey

I went to the cinema about a couple of weeks ago. Some friends of mine wanted to see "Fifty Shades of Grey", they were so excited about it because they read the book, so I decided to join them and see what was all this rave about. I haven't read the book, but more or less I knew the story of Christian and Anastasia and honestly.......I expected more.
The film was pretty featureless. Jamie Dornan was very sexy indeed, but I found the character of Christian so oppressive and too much of a stalker for my taste, they're not even a couple and he seems to appear everywhere she goes. While Anastasia is so boring (I'm not talking about the actress, I'm talking about the character of Anastasia).
I think the story has nothing original or special: boy meets girl, he's too hot for her but he wants her anyway, she drools over him whenever she sees him and since she's very clumsy we participate to some little funny situations, they kiss, they decide to be friends plus benefits, he is so cold hearted and eventually she falls in love. The only thing that could give the film a bit of spice is the BDSM thing Mr. Grey is into, but they cut a lot of scenes (my friend told me that the book is full of sex moments).
I know how the entire story ends, but I won't spoil it, and I asked my friend to lend me the other two books of the trilogy since I am curious to see how the story develops.
The only thing that I really liked was the soundtrack: simply amazing. There is not one single song that I don't like, and "Love me like you do" by Ellie Goulding which is the main one, is one of my favourites at the moment.

Have you seen this film? What do you think about it?

Have a very nice day!
Kiss, Hugs and Cookies,
Love, Anna.

giovedì 5 marzo 2015

Nail art

I started doing nail art four years ago by chance (although I think that everything happens for a reason, sometimes you just don't know what's that reason ), I remember I was bored surfing the internet until I stumbled on some very cute pictures of nails on Facebook.
I got more and more excited, so I decided to go and buy what I needed: brushes and a dotter.
These are some of my creations:




 
 
I always do nail arts that are easy to recreate, so nothing too difficult; mainly because I'm not good at drawing so I just can't do too elaborate designs. I try to reproduce what I see on photos I find on the net, and I don't use professional tools or nail polishes, just the ones you find in beauty stores.
 



 
The time I spend on a nail art varies a lot on how much complicated it is, and on how quick nail polishes dry. Sometimes you just need a lot of patience! I know I don't do surprising things but I'm pretty proud of myself, I hope I get better with practicing.
 



 
 
What do you think about nail art? Do you like it? Have you ever tried it?
 
That's it for now....I haven't been writing in a while I know, I've just been busy with Uni, exams and stuff....I will try to write more from now on.
 
Until the next time have fun and enjoy yourself!
Kisses, Hugs & Cookies,
Love, Anna.
 
 


mercoledì 28 gennaio 2015

Wine & Food Tasting

Recently, I've been to a wine and food tasting with some friends. We drove for about 45 minutes heading to Bergamo to arrive at the restaurant where everything took place.
The location was evocative due to the wintry landscape, the restaurant was surrounded by bare trees and there was also a little lake with a little fountain in the middle of it, and a mini jetty (I wondered who ever tried to sail that tiny body of water!).  The place was on a rise, the tiny street we walked through was full of greenery and other plants that would probably blossom in spring. I bet that place must be amazing during spring and summer because they organise wedding there too, so I tried to imagine everything was floral.
 
 
who has the courage to get on that old boat?
 
 
First they took us on a wine cellar tour, and told the story of their family that produces wine since ages, and how they make it. Then, once we were all sat down in the hall, they served us five different types of wine which sadly I don't remember the name; I don't like wine that much so I just sipped it but I can recall there were a spumante, two white wines and two red wines (one of them, the last one combined with the dessert, was delicious and also the most expensive one!).
The room was pretty big, all white, with white tables and white chairs as well, everything was tidy and accurate.
 
this is a chandelier I was particularly in love with
 
 
Regarding the food, it was just a small taste unfortunately (yeah, I love food!!!): two types of cheese (one creamy and one not), a few slices of salami and a couple slices of coppa (which I don't like). Since it wasn't enough for me I decided to have a second round of food. What a greedy!
 
 
small taste, sigh
 
The best part (at least for me) was the one pertaining to dessert; they gave us one plate every two people (but I've been lucky because my friend left most of it) with a couple of butter cookies with almonds that were simply delicious, and some pieces of apple pie (my favourite ever!), very yummy!
 
 
yuuuummyyyyy
 
We chatted and we laughed on our way back home, we were all so cheerful, it was a blast!
 
And that's it! Until the next post I'm wishing you a sweet time!
 
Kisses, Hugs and Cookies (those with butter and almonds, yum!)
Love, Anna


   


sabato 24 gennaio 2015

New Hair

My hair was almost waist-length...until yesterday when I decided to have a haircut. I love long hair, I personally prefer it because I think it looks better on me, but I really needed a haircut.
 

 
 
I started ombree my hair four years ago until July when I wanted to be a red head so I dyed my hair red. The last time I had a haircut was two years ago more or less....basically my hair was suffering and needed a restyling. I haven't done anything crazy or new, just the same old layered haircut that I have for years now, but I'm not very brave when it comes to hair because I don't think that I would look good with something different. I constantly straighten my hair which is natural curly and frizzy, so it was pretty exhausted. I know myself too well to suppose that I'll start to ombree my hair again for the upcoming summer.
What do you think about my new haircut? Should I try a new one, maybe?
 
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Kisses, Hugs and Cookies,
Love, Anna.

 
 



mercoledì 21 gennaio 2015

Big Buffet and Concert in Milan

A few days ago I went to a concert of an Italian band in Milan, with a couple of friends.
We live near Milan, so it took us just an hour to get there. As it was 19 o' clock (more or less), we went to a bar for a aperitif. The place was called "Sand" and it was very cool, it had soft black leather sofas and mirrors all over the walls, light was suffused and they played lounge music.
We ordered our drinks. I got one named Sand (as the place) that was so good, it tasted like pineapple, banana and orange; and my friends had another one but I can't remember what it was.
But what is a happy hour without a buffet? Let me tell you it was magnificent! We plunged into the sea of food on the table decked for the occasion: different types of pasta, tortellini with cream and ham, lasagna, couscous, fresh sliced bread and several sauces to put on, cheese, pizza, focaccia bread, croquettes......oh, how I love aperitifs buffets! I always gorge a lot on!

   
 
 
The concert was at Alcatraz, a famous gigantic disco in the city. There was a neverending queue and we nearly thought that we would never have entered. The show lasted an hour and a half, we sang all the songs at the top of our lungs. It was amazing, it seemed to have stepped back in time.
Disco music started at the end of the show. The event was dedicated to the Nineties so the dj played all the dance songs from that period. It was a lot of fun.
 
Unfortunately we had to go back home as the fog had descended, and even though we're not that far from Milan, we would have taken twice the time.
We ended the night eating marshmallows in the car. I love marshmallows!
What an amazing time!
 
Kisses, Hugs and Cookies,
Love, Anna

venerdì 16 gennaio 2015

Hello!

Hello everyone!
My name is Annamaria, translated in English as AnneMarie (but you can call me Anna), a 20-something Italian girl. I'm studying foreign languages at the University, I am attending the last term and hopefully I will graduate by the end of the year.
I like beauty, make up, fashion, hip hop music, cinema, hang out with my friends...and many other things.
After months and months of reading other people' blogs, I decided to start writing one of my own. I think blogs are super interesting as you may always chance upon new information about what you prefer, but most of all I like the fact that they are the personal view of who is writing.
Having a blog is a totally new experience for me but I want to work hard on it. So in this "personal journal" expect beauty and fashion posts, some bits of my life as well as other topics about life in general that cross my mind.
That's it for now, until the next post I'm wishing you a joyful life.
 
Kisses, Hugs & Cookies,
Love, Anna