Sunday, September 18, 2016

Miss Cherry Makewell

Hi dolls,

Do you remember my burger and fries headscarf from Miss Cherry Makewell?? It's unforgettable but in case you missed out on the post here it is. Miss Cherry Makewell (https://www.etsy.com/shop/misscherrymakewell) is an amazing store that offers gorgeous, vintage style and retro handmade accessories. The owner and designer of Miss Cherry Makewell is Jodie Dubberley and she is not only a talented, craftsy person, she's also so sweet and generous. She'll go out of her way for her clients. I have to add that her adorable French Bulldog is called Elvis so that makes me like her even more!! ;) 

To get an idea of what you'll find at MissCherryMakewell, here are my red flower studs, pineapple studs, ice lolly pocket mirror and......

the perfect rockabilly, leopard headscarf!!!
A closeup of the dainty red flower studs and the beautiful pineapple studs: 
Mmmmmm double popsicles! I carry this mirror around with me all the time:
Here below, I am wearing Miss Cherry Makewell's pineapple studs.  I love them so much! <3 I wore them at a Hawaiian Beach Party and they matched my top!
Three MissCherryMakewell items on one lucky gal! ;)

Ciao bambole! 

Vi ricordate la mia fascia per capelli con gli hamburger e le patatine di Miss Cherry Makewell? Beh è indimenticabile ma se non avete letto il post, eccolo quì. Miss Cherry Makewell è un negozio che vende accessori strepitosi, fatti a mano in stile vintage/retrò, tendenza rockabilly. La proprietaria e creatrice del negozio è Jodie Dubberly, una ragazza talentuosa ed altrettando dolce. Il suo bulldog francese si chiama Elvis quindi ho ancora più stima di lei!! ;) 

Adoro questi orecchini fiore rosso, orecchini ananas, specchietto ''ghiaccioli'' e la fascia per capelli leopardata!! Sono sbarazzini, kawaii e perfetti per il mio gusto rockabilly. Se non avete già visitato il suo negozio, lo straconsiglio! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/misscherrymakewell

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If you haven't already taken a peek at MissCherryMakewell's store, I highly recommend it! There are big hair bows, watermelon earrings, headscarves with biscuits or popcorn all over!! Out of all the headscarves out there, Miss Cherry Makewell's are my favorite because they're soft, easy to tie, they taper at the ends and they're the perfect width and length. They're also reversible so you get two headscarves for the price of one and they're by far the cutest prints :) All of her items are gorgeously fun, high quality and most importantly, made with LOVE! 




Sunday, September 4, 2016

Candy German Box Review


Hallo guys and dolls!

Today, I'm going to show you an amazing box that I recently had the pleasure of discovering (and savouring), called Candy German (www.candygerman.com). Candy German is a monthly subscription box, full of authentic, German candies, cookies, snacks, chocolates, sweets and more! Yes, I already ate all the goodies. No, I don't feel guilty.....I see it as a ''cultural'' experience ;) Are you ready for a virtual tasting tour? This is very exciting because these German treats are so difficult to find anywhere outside Germany! Here below is the box I received; each Candy German box contains 6 - 8 handpicked, German delicacies by the way. My box contained 7 delicious goodies (and weighed about 1 kilo!):
Milka Tender Milch.  I'm a chocolate addict so the first item I grabbed out of the box was this chocolate covered, milk cream filled, spongy cake roll. I've never seen these in Italy! It's SO good. Or I should say SEHR gut :)
Haribo Sour Gummy Bears. Haribo is a well-known German confectionery company and though I do buy the regular Haribo gummy bears in Italy, I had never seen nor tried the sour version! I love sour candies so these are perfection (and so addictive)!!! The flavors contained in this bag are strawberry, green apple, lemon, orange, pineapple and rasberry. These little bears are coated in tangy-sour sugar....oh, I like them even more than the regular Haribo bears! 
Coppenrath Friesen Blatter. Thanks to the wonderful descriptions on Candy German's blog (here), I found out that Coppenrath is one of the most traditional cookie and pastry companies in Germany. These cookies are crunchy, buttery and coconutty. I tried to eat only one but that didn't work out..........
they're delicate yet luxurious:
 Fruchtiger Knusperpuffreis mit Mais by Frigeo. These are so much fun and so unique! They are little fruit-flavored puffed rice and corn balls that taste sweet and sour. I've never had anything like them! At first I thought they would be like Rice Krispies but these are more colorful and bursting with flavor!
Haribo Maoam Tropical Bloxx
I don't want to sound repetitive but these are sooo good. They're chewy candy and the flavors are exotic: passion fruit, pineapple-coconut, banana, pomegranate and mango-mandarin. There's nothing not to love about these candies. Plus, 5 pieces of these correspond to 5 portions of fruit,  right? ;)
Haribo Little Cupcakes. Where have you been all my life?? Oh, in Germany, of course. These are also so special and so cute! I don't know if they're available in other countries...they're definitely not available here in Italy and I think they're fairly new in Germany too! I had so much fun ''making'' the cupcakes. Yes, because you get to assemble the cupcakes yourself by choosing the cupcake ''base'' (lemon biscuit or caramel cookie) and then placing the ''frosting'' you like (blueberry, orange, vanilla, strawberry, cherry or lemon) on top. The consistency is particular; I thought they would feel like gummy bears but they're actually foamy! You have to try them out to see what I mean:
Almost too pretty to eat....ALMOST! ;)

Frigeo Ahoj-Brause. I found out that this product (Ahoj sherbet) is a very traditional German product that goes way back. You sprinkle the powder into a glass of water (or directly on to your tongue!) and it starts to fizz! The flavors I received are: raspberry, orange, lemon and sweet woodruff. They're sour yet sweet, refreshing and fun, both as a drink and as candy!! 
Here's a little clip of me trying out the raspberry Brause - Pulver on Instagram:
 
Ciao a tutti! 

Spero che vi sia piaciuta questa degustazione virtuale del contenuto della mia scatola di Candy German (www.candygerman.com). Quest'azienda che si trova a Colonia, spedisce ogni mese, una scatola piena di dolciumi, merendine, cioccolati, e snack tedeschi, autentici e golosissimi! I prodotti che spediscono sono difficilmente reperibili se non in Germania, il che rende questa box, un vero tesoro! Adoro scoprire novità, e quando si tratta di dolci...mamma mia, divento matta. Non so voi, ma io non ho mai visto le cupcakes di Haribo in Italia! Non sono adorabili?? E poi le bustine fruttati di ''polvere'' dolce-amara, che con l'aggiunta di acqua, diventano bevande dissetanti?? Poi i biscotti burrosi al cocco....tutto mi è piaciuto insomma! Mi sono divertita tantissimo e le mie papille gustative e la mia pancia sono rimaste pienamente soddisfatte. Box straconsigliato! Candy German spedisce ovunque, anche in Italia, gratis. 
Auf wiedersehen!

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After trying out all these German delights, I'm thinking of moving to Germany. Then again, I don't need to actually transfer to Cologne because Candy German delivers worldwide for free! I'm sure you are also impressed by the contents of this Candy German box. The sweets are one-of-a-kind and I can guarantee that they are delicious. The service is equally sweet, by the way!

A special thank you in fact, to the founders of Candy German, Natascha and Mark for creating such a unique, fun and delicious box and for making it available to candy lovers all around the globe. That way, no matter where you live, you can have a taste of Germany at your door!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dressthat.com Homecoming Dresses


Hi dolls,

Do you remember your high school days? Mine were quite a few moons ago but I still swoon over the dresses the ladies wear at prom in the movies, Grease, Back to the Future and even Footloose! Equally beautiful are the homecoming dresses by dressthat. The wonderful thing, is that at dressthat, you'll find trendy, avant-guarde, fashion statement dresses as well as more classic, vintage-style dresses. I'm not talking only about homecoming and prom dresses. They're also specialized in wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, quinceanera dresses, cocktail dresses and just all special occasion dresses you could think of! You'll also find accessories and vintage inspired dresses (which I'd wear every day, obviously not only on special occasions :)). Dressthat offers such a vast selection of so many different style dresses, at great prices. Here are a few examples of cheap homecoming dresses by dressthat:






These are just a few beauties by dressthat, but there are so many more colors and types of dresses on their website to satisfy your taste and body type. You should  definitely browse through their selection of items and dear vintage lovin' readers: take a look at their ''vintage dresses'' selection. Wow! There are polka dots, cherries, fun prints and guess what? If you get two, shipping is free! 


Monday, August 15, 2016

KAWAII BOX - REVIEW and......GIVEAWAY!!!


Konnichiwa everyone! That's hello in Japanese, by the way ;) 

Are you a fan of all things kawaii (''cute'' in Japanese)?? If yes, well I know the perfect box for you. If you're not a fan, well, you will become one. Yes, because nobody can resist the cuteness of kawaii! I like kawaii things, my mother likes kawaii things and my cousin's baby loves kawaii things. In fact, I think Kawaii Box is for all ages and it makes everyone smile! So, what is Kawaii Box?

Kawaii Box (www.kawaiibox.com) is a monthly subscription box that contains from 10 - 12 handpicked, Japanese and Korean, kawaii products (from useful stationery, to delicious snacks, to adorable accessories and more!). What I like best about this box (apart from its super fun contents), is the surprise factor. Each month, you don't know what you'll be getting. You do know however that you'll be getting something (10 - 12 things to be precise, that are) very kawaii! 

There are different subscription plans (click here for more details) at great prices and Kawaii Box offers free worldwide shipping! They always send a tracking number and I have to say that I received my box really quickly even though I'm all the way in Italy. Now, let me show you my July 2016 Kawaii Box:
There's a little card with a list of everything in the box (in case you don't read Japanese or Korean!). July's Kawaii Box contains 11 items:
Let's take a closer look at each item:

1.) Fruit Day Card Case (So useful and SO cute! Y'all know how I love pineapples! I know where I'll be keeping my business cards from now on.)

2.) Doodle Gel Pen (Yes, there are cacti all over this pen!!! <3)
3.) Jewelry Seal Deco Stickers (to beautify your boxes, mirrors etc.) I'm gonna stick a few of these on my cell phone's cover, just because!

4.) Hearts & Bows Stickers. These are almost too kawaii too use! I think I'll be sticking these on birthday cards and letters :)
5.) Tohato Caramel Corn. These are Japanese corn and peanut puffs, with added caramel paste. So oishii -yummy! 

6.) Coris Soft Candy Stick - chewy, cola flavored, Japanese candy. 
Needless to say, I love this too ;)
7.) Kawaii Comb (I'm gonna be using this one a lot. It'll easily fit in my bag and it's perfect for creating my bumper bangs!)

8.) Cute Animal Pill Case.  While travelling, going around with huge bottles isn't ideal so this is also very useful. As you can see, there are four compartments:
9.) Kawaii Jump Rope (Holy Smoke! If this isn't incentive to get you jumpin'......;))
10.) Round Neko Plush Charm (extremely soft!! You can hang this around your bag. I'm keeping it far away from my chihuahua!)

11.) Pusheen Sleep Mask. Velvety! I've always needed one of these; might even use it on a plane next time I travel!
I think it's pretty obvious that I am very happy with my Kawaii Box =)
My little Rocky was equally impressed and tried to snitch my kawaii goodies:

Konnichiwa a tutti! Vi ricordate i miei post precedenti di Kawaii Box?
Kawaii Box (www.kawaiibox.com) è un servizio in abbonamento che spedisce una volta al mese, una scatola strapiena di oggetti, accessori e merendine giapponesi e koreani. Come avete visto, la mia box di luglio non mi ha deluso per niente! :) Se volete vincere un Kawaii Box tutto vostro,  entra nel gadget in basso, inserendo la tua e-mail o facendo il log-in tramite Facebook. Questo gadget poi scegliere a caso un vincitore/una vincitrice che verra contatto/a con la notizia kawaii! Il termine ultimo è fra 20 giorni, da oggi. Fatemi sapere se avete partecipato in un commento sotto questo post! Buona e Kawaii Fortuna! 


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A box full of super fun and cute items, excellent service, quick shipping.....I can only highly recommend Kawaii Box. To further show you what a lovely company Kawaii Box is, I'm hosting an international giveaway with them, on my blog! If you'd like to win a Kawaii Box, log in the below rafflecopter gadget by inserting your e-mail address or via Facebook. The winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by Kawaii Box and me in 20 days! Let me know if you entered in a comment below this post. Wishing you lotsa kawaii luck! 

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Cowgirls and Apples! ZAFUL Review


Howdy Guys and Gals!

Today I'm going to show you two fantastic items I got from Zaful (www.zaful.com). In my previous post, I showed you my wishlist, featuring retro inspired items from Zaful. From that post alone, you can tell what a great online store Zaful is! They sell a vast variety of clothing, swimwear, shoes, accessories in so many different styles (from vintage inspired to the latest trends). The prices are low, the quality is high and yes indeedy, they ship worldwide. 

Now, I love early country/hillbilly music and western fashion, so my eyes popped when I saw the below dress by Zaful! It's even prettier in person:



I couldn't find any horses or real life cows to pose with.......
 but I did bump into this cow statue:
Thank you to my friend, Bibi, for having snapped these pictures! <3
I love the flattering cut of the dress. There are two little flaps on the chest area and there are two straps which you tie into a bow behind. I just love that because it nips in the waist and plus you know, bows are pretty :) 
The material of the dress is soft and light; I wore it under the scorching sun, at the beach, at night, on an airplane and I'm surprised how comfortable it is (even after having a huge burger and even huger milkshake). In a rush, I stuffed it into my bag and scrunched it up into my suitcase but it's still in tip top shape! The color is gorgeous too, being a brick/rusty shade of red. It's available in other colors; red is my favorite but the black version is beautiful too!
What I love the most though is the fabulous print! 
Look at all the pinup cowgirl cuties <3
I think this is the kind of dress you can dress up and dress down. I'm wearing it with flat ballerinas in these photos but I've worn it with red sneakers for a more casual look and with black heels it makes for a great party dress! Oh and I'm sure it would look might swell with cowboy boots!! 

As you can see, the dress reaches right above my knees which is perfect for the summer. I've been running around in it and surprisingly the material hasn't made me sweat at all! As for sizing, I followed the size chart on Zaful's site and chose a size M, accordingly. The dress fits me perfectly; yay for precise size charts! 
You know what goes well with this cowgirl print dress?? A straw bag! 
Even better when there are apples on it!!! 
This Weaving Apple Pattern Gingham Tote Bag from Zaful is a beauty.
Apart from being cute, whimsical and very original, it's sturdy and roomy.

I'm really happy with my dress and bag from Zaful. I confirm that not only are the items gorgeous, they're also of great quality. I was equally impressed by the efficient customer service and super quick (and tracked) shipping. 


I think I'm gonna go heard some cattle now.......
and then go apple pickin' ;)