Talking A Little About Myself | Livia McQueen ♡

Hello beauties, I feel like I haven't talked a lot about myself. So, today I'll do it and you can get to know me more.
I was born in Turin, Italy, on 18 october 1996 and my parents decided to name me Livia, just because it is easy to pronounce. I have two sisters, one is 3 years younger than me and the other one has 6 years old and she is the cutest child ever! When I was in elementary school I had the best time ever! I recall that I was always playing around with other kids and I had so much fun. Then my life changed when I started to attend middle school. There, I realised that I was different from everyone else. I was, I am, Chinese, so my face drew people's attention and some of them - even though they didn't even know me - offended me with every kind of insult. They seemed to have fun screaming at me and I got so upset that I could not help but stay still and I didn't have the courage to react. Luckily, I had few but precious friends that were always with me a…

8 Fall Wardrobe Essentials: Stylish and Affordable ♡

Wait, is it already Fall? Man, another year passed so quickly. I bet you all know what Fall means. A rainbow of multi-colored leaves, rainy and windy days, not-so-good-days because of a cold, Halloween. And, of course, it is time to change the Summer wardrobe for Autumn and Winter!
Are you considering getting new fashionable and affordable pieces (the words "fashionable" and "affordable" must stick together)?
Then, I'll share with you some of my favorite ones, and I'll give you some tips on how you can style them and where you can get them!


"Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,     Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;  Conspiring with him how to load and bless     With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;  To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,     And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;        To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells     With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,  And still more, …


This is what you read on FENTYBEAUTY's official website.

That's right: because Rihanna had it all mapped out when she decided to create her own high-end cosmetic line. What does it offer? Anything. The line includes - among the primer, the highlighters and the brushes - 40 shades of foundation, ranging from lighter to deeper tones. And, THIS is what makes RiRi's line different from the other make up companies. The latter (not all of them, but the majority) have never cared enough about providing a wider range of choices to people with deep skin tone. By the way, such a "discrimination" does not concern the beauty field solely. But that is another story.

People of any ethnicity are most likely going to find the right shade for them, depending on their undertones.…

L'Oréal Two-phase Make Up Remover REVIEW ❀

Hello beauties,
today I want to share with you my favorite product of the month, that I tried recently and that I am LOVING! It's the L'Oréal two-phase make up remover, for waterproof make up.
The product comes in a handy and simple packaging. Guys, it works soo well! A single swipe does half the job. It doesn't even make your skin feel greasy; it's gentle, so it can be used on sensitive skin too.

I swear, I was quite surprised when I first used it! "Why didn't I know about this?"
If I have to compare it to the Sephora make up remover (here's the review, if you are interested), I prefer this one better. A lot better.
Same amount, different price.
I definitely have no doubt about which one I will get once I finish them.

Pro: gentle, it doesn't leave the skin greasy, it removes make up quickly and well.
Con: None
Price: 4.20 €

Have you ever tried this make up remover? If yes, how do you feel about it?
Let me know in the comment section!
Kiss k…

Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Volum' Express Mascara REVIEW ❀

Hello beauties,
How was your holiday? I hope you all had (and are having) a lot of fun!
I spent some time in China, Wenzhou, my parents' hometown, and I went to Beijing for a couple of days. Now I am back, in Italy, and I've found myself thinking quite often of the good time I had there. I feel like my heart has been torn into two big pieces, both of which are extremely important to me.

Anyway, today I am going to talk about the "Colossal Big Shot Volum' Express" mascara by Maybelline. You can find it in two versions: the washable one and the waterproof one, which is the one that I tried.
Firstly, I am going to explain you the reason why I got it. I know that it might not interest you, but I need to. Basically, I was looking for a good long lasting mascara that would last me all day (I got tired of the ones that I already have). I searched a bit on the Internet, and I found this one. So, I thought "Let's give it a try! It might become my favorite mascara…

Spotlights on RIVERDALE: Make Up ☘

Have you ever heard of "Riverdale"?
It's a quite popular TV series based on the characters by Archie Comics , with a mysterious and intricate plot, and it features some great actors. For example, do you remember Cody from "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"? Well, he's now 24 years old, and he plays the shady Jughead Jones, as well as the narrator of the series. The first season is composed by 13 episodes, and the second season will be out this October. I CAN'T WAIT!
Since I developed a strong obsession with this series, I decided to write a post about the main female characters' make up.
Shall we start?

Elizabeth "Betty" Cooper is a smart, kind and lovely girl, who lives with a "prissy" family. She is "perfect", and she excels in almost everything. Betty is played by Lili Reinhart, who is one of the most beautiful humans in the world. Her make up is always (except in one episode) kept simple and neat, in…


Ciao bellezze,
questo è il primo post che scrivo in italiano su questo blog. Mi sembra strano, è come se fosse un'esperienza nuova ed emozionante. E lo è. Praticamente scrivevo in italiano solo i temi e le verifiche al liceo; e ora scrivo in italiano i messaggi, i miei appunti dell'uni e il mio diario segreto. Sì, ho 20 anni e tengo un diario, e non me ne vergogno, visto che non c'è nulla di cui vergognarsi 😜. Comunque, oggi vi voglio parlare dei 3 siti migliori per stampare foto, creare fotolibri, ecc.
Pronti; partenza, e via!

Questo sito presenta tantissime offerte vantaggiose, ad esempio 75 foto gratis con spese di spedizione escluse, oppure lo sconto di 10 euro sul primo fotolibro. Si possono stampare foto, poster, creare calendari, biglietti, cover per il tuo cellulare, tazze e cuscini personalizzati, e tanto altro! I prezzi sono abbordabili, e la qualità è eccellente.
Mia sorella ha fatto tanti ordini da Pixum, ed ogni volta rimane a fissare le foto stampat…

NYX COSMETICS Ultimate Shadow BRIGHTS Palette Review ❀

Hello beauties,
how are you doing? It's July, which means "exam session". And "exam session" means "studying everyday non-stop". Please, wish me good luck D:.
Anyway, this post is about a Nyx Cosmetics product, the Ultimate Shadow palette in BRIGHTS.
I've been a lot more into colorful looks lately, so I decided to get this palette in order to experiment.
The palette comes in a black, simple, square packaging. There are 16 different colours, some of them are matte, and some are shimmery. The pigmentation is pretty good, even though a couple of colours don't show off very well. For the swatches, I applied awaterproof cream eyeshadow beforehand. It is from Nabla Cosmetics, and I use it as a primer.

The first colour (from left to right) is a shimmery red. I am a little disappointed, because I thought it was more vibrant.
The second colour is a matte rich fuchsia.
Then, we have a neon orange shade (which is not very pigmented), and a matte orange o…