The Versatile Blogger Award


The Versatile Blogger Award is an award given to you by your blogger peers, for writing quality posts that have somehow touched them, having good quality photographs, and the uniqueness of the subject covered. The award is to honor the bloggers who bring something special to your life.

First of all I’d like to thank both Jamie of “JFK Days” and Sunny of “Mia Bella Beautopia” for nominating me. No matter how many times I’ve been nominated in these months, every time it’s like the first one: a pleasure, a joy and a honour. That’s why I’m more than happy to do this post and I’d be even happier if you’d check their beautiful blogs! 

The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are:

  • Display the award certificate
  • Announce your win and thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Present 13 deserving bloggers with the award
  • Link your nominees in this post and let them know of their nomination with a comment
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself

Here are my nominees: 














7 things about me: 

1. I don’t wear heels often but I do love Christian Louboutin’s shoes and I dream to get a pair someday.

2. I’ve got a huge number of lipsticks but I still haven’t found the “perfect one”. 

3. I live in Italy and I love my country but I’m going to leave it at some point. 

4. Pizza is my favourite food.

5. I’m a strong person with many fragilities. These two aspects live together inside me and sometimes they just leave me speechless. 

6. I don’t have any tattoo but I’d like to get at least one. 

7. I love being at the beach all day long but I prefer a sunset instead of a sunrise. 

Shine on Award!


Prima di tutto voglio ringraziare Claudia di “BlondyWitch FashionBlog“, Francimakeup di “Trucco… senza inganno”  ed Adoroloshopping di “Adoro lo Shopping”  per avermi pensato e nominato per questo premio, mi ha fatto davvero piacere, grazie!


– Inserire il logo dell’Award sul front del post;

– Riportare il nome del blog che ti ha nominato all’inizio del post;

– Indicare 7 cose su noi stessi;

– Nominare 15 bloggers per questo premio e riportare il link del loro blog;

– Notificare a questi blogger la nomination.

1. Come nasce il tuo blog?

Dalla fusione tra due delle mie più grandi passioni: la moda e la scrittura.

2. Qual è la cosa più importante delle tua vita?

Mia madre.

3. Hai altre passioni?

Moltissime, alcune vecchie altre nuove. Mi piacciono tutti gli sport, il calcio soprattutto, anche se non ne pratico nessuno. Mi piace leggere, qualsiasi libro purchè sia un bel libro. Adoro la musica, ascolto tutto, o quasi, in ogni momento della giornata. Ogni tanto preparo dolci, lo trovo particolarmente rilassante. Più di ogni altra cosa amo viaggiare, se potessi non farei altro!

4. Sei ambiziosa o sei una di quelle persone che preferiscono lasciarsi trascinare dalla corrente?

Sono ambiziosa, ma difficilmente mi metto in competizione con gli altri. Piuttosto so essere molto severa con me stessa.

5. Qual è il tuo stile?

É difficile definirlo. Direi femminile, con un tocco rock chic.

6. Tre cose senza le quali non esci mai di casa?

Occhiali da sole d’estate, sciarpa di lana d’inverno e cellulare in ogni stagione!

7. Una citazione che ti caratterizza?

Ciò che non mi uccide mi rende più forte.

I blog che nomino: 
















Sunshine Blogger Award


I was tagged by Jules of “For Vanity’s Sake“, Erika of “The Chick Clique” and by “Thinkinginaspiral“. Beautiful blogs I hope you know and follow. And if you don’t then you should check them out!

First of all THANKS A LOT girls! It’s always such a pleasure to be nominated for these awards! You’ve been so nice and I really want you all to know how much I appreciate it!


1. Share 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions that were asked by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Include 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
4. Notify your nominees about this post.

11 facts about myself:

1. My name is Valentina

2. I’m italian

3. My bachelor’s degree was in “Foreign Languages and Cultures”

4. Actually I’m a journalism student

5. I do love snow

6. I’ve been in many different italian cities

7. I love Paris but my favourite city in the world is London

8. I don’t have any pet but I’d love to have an english bulldog

9. I’m a huge football fan and I don’t miss a single match of AsRoma

10. I’m a bit obsessed about nailpolishes

11. My closet is never big enough for all my clothes!

My answers to Jules’ questions:

1. How are you feeling today?

Pretty good, definitely better than the previous days.

2.  What’s one thing on your New Year’s Resolution?

To be a master’s graduate!

3. What do you hear right now?

Tv and mom talking about buying something.

4. What was your favorite 2013 moment?

Everything about my trip to London, amazing!

5. What is your zodiac sign?


6. What beauty product can’t you live without?

Ok, this is really difficult to answer! Probably mascara, but one it’s not enough!

7. Would you rather go out without doing your hair(you can’t put it up in a pony either) or your face?

I would hardly go out without doing my hair or my face but if I have to choose I say face.

8. Who do you look up to?

My mom.

9. Favorite music genre?

I love so many different genres, can’t pick only one.

10. Do you have any pets?

Sadly I don’t.

11. Where do you really want to be right now?

Rome, I really didn’t want to move. It’s where I was born and I’ve been living for 20 years. I miss it so much!

My answers to Erika’s questions:

1. Where are you from/live?

I’m from Italy and, for now, it’s where I live.

2. So far, what’s your favorite beauty product of 2014?

OPI nailpolishes collection by Gwen Stefani. I love the whole collection!

3. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done to your appearance? (hair, makeup, piercings, etc.)

I’ve changed my hair colour really often. I’ve been a blonde, a brunette and now I’ve got red hair! and I love it.

4. What’s something you’d like to do before the year ends?

It’s a radical change. In my address. And in my life.

5. What are 3 expensive things you’d buy if you were given $1,000?

Louboutin shoes. I’d probably spend them all this way (and in just one pair)!

6. Who’s your favorite beauty guru?

I don’t have one. I just get here and there all the useful advices I need.

7. What chore do you enjoy doing least and why?

Probably cleaning windows.

8. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?


9. What is your guilty pleasure?


10. If you were born in a different time period, which one would it be and why?

’68 to be a real rebel

11. What is your favorite feature on yourself?

I’m a dreamer.

My answers to Thinking in a Spiral’s questions:

1.  Whats your first name?


2. Where do you live?

In Italy

3. What made you start blogging?

I really love fashion. And writing.

4. What is your favorite beauty product?

Right now my new eyeshadows palette from Pupa.

5. What is your favorite brand for clothes?

I really can’t choose one. I love Chanel but I can’t afford it!

6. Do you have a pet? What is his/her name?

No, I don’t but I’d love to.

7. What is your favorite holiday destination?

I love beaches and sea but my favourite will always be London.

8. What genre of music do you like?

Every genre!

9. Chocolate or vanilla?


10. Which is you all-time favorite movie?

Notting Hill. It made me fall in love with London before I visited it! And I love Julia Roberts. And that song.

My 11 questions:

1. What’s your name?

2. Do you have a nickname?

3. Where do you live?

4. Do you like travelling?

5. What’s your favourite food?

6. Heels or flats?

7. Stripes or dots?

8. What’s your favourite makeup product?

9. Whats’s your favourite brand of nailpolishes?

10. One thing you’d like to do during 2014?

11. What was your happiest moment in 2013?

My nominees:

Liebster award!

Here we are with an other award post! I really appreciate being tagged in these posts so thank you so much BFashionable for nominating me! Here’s the link to her beautiful blog, check it out:

The point of this award is to help bloggers with less than 200 followers to be appreciated by a bigger audience.

The rules:

  • You must link back to the person who nominated you.
  • You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
  • You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with fewer than 200 followers.
  • You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

My answers to BFashionable’s questions:

Why did you start a blog?

I’ve always loved fashion, beauty and writing. A blog is a way to express my passions all at once!

Briefly describe yourself

I’m a 28 years old italian girl. I’m a journalism student obsessed with fashion and makeup. I’m a contradictory, not really patient, impulsive person. I’m a bit afraid of planes but I do love travelling. Most of all I’m a dreamer.

Which was your favourite journey?

London, no doubts. It’s my favourite place in the world, the only one that makes me feel like I belong to it.

What’s your favourite book?

This is one hard question to answer. There are so many books I’ve loved for so many different reasons and at different ages. One of my favourites is “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.

What’s your favourite brand?

Same for books here. There are so many!!! If I have to choose just one I say Chanel.

What’s your favourite shoe model?

It depends on the outfit, the occasion, even the mood! I love biker boots on winter and flat sandals on summer. If it comes to heels I say Mary Janes.

Favourite piece in your wardrobe?

Leggings. I’ve got so many!

What’s your favourite colour?

Purple, since I was a kid.

One high-end piece or many cheaper pieces?

It depends. Sometimes I prefer to buy many less expensive pieces other times I’m for only one high-end piece (for example an expensive bag).

Next clothing piece/accessory you’ll buy?

Probably a dress.

My questions..

1. Where are you from?

2. How would you describe your style?

3. What’s your favourite clothing piece?

4. What’s your favourite beauty product?

5. Skinny or boyfriend jeans?

6. High heels or flat shoes?

7. What’s your favourite tv series?

8. What’s your favourite city?

9. What’s your favourite accessory?

10. What’s your biggest wish for the future?

And my nominees!

Get To Know Me Tag

Hi everybody! Hope you all had a great weekend! 

I was tagged by Gingerlovesmakeup a while ago and I’m finally able to write this post! But before I start I want to thank her once again, I’m glad to answer these questions!

Is your hair naturally curly or straight?


Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

I always dye it myself.

Do you wear the same style everyday or do you change it?

I love wearing many different styles, according to my mood and my personality. 

Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?

I do it myself.

How often do you change your nail polish?

Once or twice a week. 

Do you polish your toes in winter or just in summer?

Mostly in summer but often in winter too. 

How long does it take you to put on your make up?

About 20 minutes.

What do you do first, face or eyes?

Always face.

Do you collect make-up or do you just buy what you need and when you need it?

I do collect it! It’s more an addiction than a collection!

How often do you wear false eyelashes?

I’ve never worn false eyelashes but I’m pretty curious about them. 

Do you do a full-face make-up everyday?

Almost everyday.

Do you wear make-up when you’re home alone or with your family?

Usually not. Sometimes I use days like those to try something new on, but it’s pretty rare.

Would you leave the house without make-up on?


How many high-end products do you own?

Just a couple.

Do you plan your OOTD every night or when you’re getting dressed?

I decide what to wear according to my mood and sometimes to the weather so I just can’t plan it the night before!

How often do you change your handbag?

It depends. It could be daily or weekly. 

What time do you wake up and go to sleep?

Once again, it depends on what I’m doing the next day. Usually I go to sleep not before midnight and I wake up at about 9:30-10:00.

Left-handed or right-handed?


How tall are you?


How many pets do you have?

None. But I’d love to have an english bulldog!

How do you blog?

Usually one post per day.

Do you read comments posted on blogs?

Yes, I enjoy reading them.

Do you keep a list of products you see on other blogs?

No, I don’t.

How did you come up with your blog name?

I like low rise and I have high hopes. And I love the wordplay between low and high!

What’s your favorite color?

Purple. Always has always will!

Do you swear?


What are you doing with the rest of your day?

Going to sleep! I’m so tired right now!


Thanks for reading! 

I don’t want to bother anyone so I’m not tagging other people but feel free to do this and answer these few questions! 

Nomination for Best Moment Award


Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.


1. Thank the one that nominated you and back link to their blog

2. Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.

3. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.

First of all I want to sincerely thank Ruby for this nomination. It was such a surprise and a delight to find it out and I’d like her to know how much I appreciated it. I check her blog (here) daily because I really like her posts. They’re always interesting, useful and enjoyable. In particular I love the way she talks about many different things and she’s never predictable. Once again, thanks a lot sweetie!

I just can’t explain how much it means to me to receive these nominations and to read all your nice comments. This blog surprises me every day with every single new follow I receive, with all your generous likes and every line of your precious comments. I guess it’s the reflection of all the unconditional love I put in every word I write, in every picture I post, and it’s such a wonderful gift. That’s why I want to thank all of you and that’s why I enjoy this experience every day more.

And, finally, here are my nominees:
















Congrats and thanks again!

Super Sweet Blog Award!


Intanto vorrei ringraziare Rain Nail Art e SarinaElba che mi hanno nominato per questo award.. Grazie, siete state dolcissime!

Le regole per ricevere il premio sono:

  • Premiare 15 blog
  • Rispondere a queste domande “dolci” :
  1. Biscotti o torta? Torta, magari al cioccolato!
  2. Qual è il tuo spuntino preferito? Cioccolatini, in questo periodo più che altro cremini. 
  3. Quando hai maggior voglia di dolci? Dopo cena.
  4. Se avessi un soprannome “dolce” quale sarebbe? Miele, come il mio cognome!

Ed ecco i miei 15 “dolcetti”, in ordine casuale:

A me ha fatto un gran piacere, spero sia lo stesso per voi! 😉