End of My 2018 Summer Holiday in Italy

Italy is a beautiful place with a rich culture, I moved to Italy in 2007 under very trying circumstances and I have managed to overcome that and settle down. Having said that, I had an awesome Summer last year with my Brother and his family, we had so much fun visiting Venice(Venezia) but today we are looking at the end of my 2018 Summer Holiday in Italy.

Summer What do you expect?

Italy can be challenging because of the language barrier but now most Italians are able to speak one or two things in English so it’s not as challenging as it was in 2000 when I first visited, my late husband came from Friuli Venezia Giulia in North Italy, he was actually friulano. We came in Summer and But I wanted to visit during Christmas but now I understand what he meant.

Summer is so fun and people have so many places to visit. This year I had an opportunity of having my Aunt and cousins over who I have not seen for over 16 years.

We had so much fun and we had the opportunity to visit some shopping malls in Udine Citta Fiera to be precise. But also we went to Tagliamento River. We also to the beach called BIBIONE, beautiful and mind blowing.

Tagliamento River

I actually live in Pinzano and every summer it is a beautiful place to visit, we did not see the bridge but we managed to get down to the river as shown below.


We also made a one-day trip to Milan to see a friend and have coffee as you will come to discover that having coffee is actually part of the culture, it was so crazy but that’s what summer is all about ! adventure.

And I love adventures We left by road around 5:30am and we got to Milan around 9am because we made a few stops along the way but I had an opportunity to see a few towns and take in the beauty of Italy.

We visited the Castello Sforzesco of Milan, it is a beautiful huge Castle and so many things inside, it was mind blowing and we had a friend Francesco Mogavero takes out around and explain its rich culture and what happened during that period.

It was so hot and we wanted to get back to Friuli Venezia Giulia same day, so we went for ice cream with him and had coffee and we also went to see a few places, it was a hot day and by the end of our adventure we were so tired and next time, we might just fly there..Lol

But we did have so much fun and I am sharing some of my moments there in Milan down below. Then I had to take my Aunt and cousins out for a drink at Spilimbergo before they went back to England but I was grateful because they had spent 1 week with me and my Son and if you want to read about my 2017 adventure please click here to read.

I am grateful for this Summer because it gave me an opportunity to see my family and spend time with them. But also made see new places and meet new people. I hope to visit Rome and see how it goes. So look out for my next fun summer adventure for 2019.

Hope you have enjoyed reading my article and we will have some Christmas adventure coming soon, I love Christmas in Italy and learning their Christmas Traditions which has now become part of my culture now.

Ci Vediamo!!

Yves Rocher’s Elixir Jeunesse UVBeauty Shield -GORGEOUS


Product : Elixir Jeunesse UVBeauty Shield

Where To Buy : www.yves-rocherusa.com

Owners : Yves Rocher

Headquarters : Rennes France

Overall Ranking : 94 out of 100

Summer is challenging for people with oily/combination skin, How do you know you ask, well I am glad you asked that question, I have oily/combination skin, but more on the oily side. I am so oily It’s not even funny, I can’t wear make-up because My face just turns into oil. For this reason I decided to write about Yves Rocher’s New Elixir Jeunesse UVBeauty Shield.

I went for a Make-up Course and our Make-up Artist suggested I try this UVBeauty Shield. And if you want to know more about the make up courses done by our Make-up artist Davide Balosetti, you can click here to learn more! by the way I am a beauty adviser for Yves Rocher so I always test their Products before writing a Review.

I wanted to learn more about this product before I Tried it and this is what it says on the description from the box:


This multi-protective fluid and hydrating treatment protects the skin from harmful effects of UV/UVB Rays and Pollution, and from the start of aging. It has 4 anti-age Patents and will protect you also from the process of aging and clearing of dark spot, process of agìng meaning, it will slow the process of aging.

How to Use

Shake Well before use and Apply every Morning on the whole face.

-Tested Under the Dermatological Control

-Superconcentrated extract of Aphlola

-100% natural ingredients

Cardboard from forest managed responsibly. Without Mineral Oil, Silicone,  and Parabens


It repairs Skin

Protects the skin from UV/UVB Rays and Pollution With It’s 4 Anti-age Patents

Illuminates and gives a youthful glowy skin.



Does it Do what It says

Well, I have oily/combination skin, not only do I have this but my skin is also very sensitive, so I have to be very careful when choosing the Products. Like this summer, I have tried Elixir Jeunesse and Yes it does illuminate and remember I am in my mid 40s and this Product  restores that glowy youthful look, my skin looks so Good that when I look in the mirror, I feel so much pride and confidence.

I Was sick for sometime and I don’t know if it Was the medicine, probably it Was, my skin became so dry and dull and my Hair Was so brittle that it freaked me out like crazy, but after a little research, I Found out that I had hormonal inbalance, so I had to change my diet, started using hormones in cream form and I will write about that one day but for now It’s skin.

So what did I do first, I researched and saw that Yves Rocher had a 10-Day Detox program and if you want to know more you can click here to read. So I started With the 10-Day detox, and then skin routine,  “is following skin routine really works-my thoughts” you can  read it by clicking here.

Then I Was introduced to Elixir Jeunesse like I mentioned before, you can actually use as a Sunscreen but also you can use one or two drops and mix With Your foundation to give you a that youthful glow.

So does It do what it says? Yes it does what it says but for oily people before careful because when it is too hot you use just tiny bit as sunscreen, but I love using it in my foundation and the skin is just gorgeous.

Can I Recommend This Product :

This is a Must have product and it is so easy to carry in Your handbag, it is small, I love applying it without make-up, I feel Good how my skin looks. So I definitely recommend this product it is absolutely gorgeous.

Try it and let me know what you think, and if you found this article useful please do not hesitate to leave a comment and I will get back to you.


Websites : www.yves-rocherusa.com/www.yves-rocher.it

Owners : Yves Rocher

Overall Rank : 94 out of 100

Verdict : Legit

Yves Rocher’s Complete-Aging Cure With Botanical Native Cells – A Must Have


Product : Complete Anti-Aging Cure With Botanical Native Cells

Websties  :www.yves-Rocher.usa.com/www.yves-Rocher.it

Headquarters : Rennes, France

Overall Rank : 98 out of 100

Have  ever had a product that really blows Your mind away, this is that product, I went for a training about skincare and cosmetics and whilst in Class I asked our make-up artist Davide Balosetti about my skin in passing he advised Yves Rocher’s Complete Anti-Aging Cure With Botanical Native Cells.

I have written an article about Make-up Artist Davide Balosetti and if you are interested in learning  more about the course please do not hesitate to click here! I am so glad he advised this product and I ordered it, it is a 28-day Treatment but the results are amazing.

So I went to their website to learn more and this is what is said on their website 🙂

– Do you need an intense and one-time anti-aging skincare?

– This exceptional cure help regenerate the appearance of your skin week  after week

– The Cure works at night when the skin is more receptive.

Results : 28 days only, your skin is renewed and anti-aging results proven by clinical studies. It’s fine texture makes your skin incredibly soft and velvety. 4 Bottles x 0.23fl. Oz/7m


Redices the appearance of wrinkles, evens out skin texture, replenishes, revitalizes, firms, plumps, revives radiance, strengthens and renews.


None The Packaging is so cute and classy, As mentioned above you use only at night that is if you have a skincare night routine and if you don’t have you better have one. You will be happy you do, so let’s look at what Yves Rocher’s say about their Product and see if it does what it says on their website.

Does Complete Anti-Aging Cure Give Results?

Like I said I introduced to this cure by our make-up artist David Balosetii, I have done an article about his program which happens once in a year from where I am Friuli Venezia Giulia, and if you are interested please click here!

So does this cure give results? My answer is a definite yes, it is so watery lack of a better Word to use, I know it said it has a more velvety texture, I agree but it brings that softness to the skin, and We need our skin to have that glow of water and it just does that, makes your skin look younger.

Yes it does even out skin texture, I can say for wrinkles I am 45 and I have no wrinkles yet, thank goodness, I am grateful for that, but I had a lot of dark spots from the reaction of my Med I used to take, but my skin has Cleared so much that my Son Who is 21 years old touches my cheeks and says Mum you have beautiful skin, that’s how amazing this product is.

It plumps, replenishes, revitalizes and yes it does renew the skin, it is just gorgeous, the artist advised to use it twice a year and seeing the results, I am doing another Treatment after 6 Months and do again next year.

Would  I recommend This Product?

My answer is Yes because I have seen how Good my skin has improved, it does give you instant results even when you apply and how rested Your skin looks in the Morning, and not only that but how healthy the skin is because every is looking to have very healthy skin, and this product does just that.

Seeing  for yourself is better, so try it for yourself and let me know how it goes, you will sure Thank me like I am thanking our make-up artist and you are wondering Why I am saying our make-up artist, I am a beauty adviser for Yves Rocher.

And I try Products for at least 1 Month before I can do a Review. I just don’t write from research but from experience as well. I want to give readers firsthand Information. So if, you have Products that I can try give me a shout.

And If you Found this article informative please do not hesitate to leave a comment below and I will definitely get back to you. So here is to glowy healthy beautiful skin. #Flawlessskin

3 Level Annual Makeup Courses With Davide Balosetti -Yves Rocher Italy

  3 Level Annual Makeup Courses With Davide Balosetti – Yves Rocher Italy

Product: 3 Level Makeup Course

Price. : €80 per Course (€240 for 3 levels)

Place : Santa Lucia Di Piave, Veneto

Overall Rank : 90% out of 100

Follow him on Instagram : bdavemakeup

Follow him on Facebook : @DavideBalosettiMakeupArtist

Who is Davide Balosetti?

He is an Italian Makeup Artist and he works with Yves Rocher, Italy, I met him through a friend Angela Della Liberta, who works in conjunction with Davide Balosetti, he does his 3 level courses annually in Udine and Veneto.

He speaks fluent English, so for my English-speaking friend, this is not a problem, he is fun, he motivates and he did inspire me to even love what I do more, has a lot of positive energy, a good sense of humor, with Davide, there is no dull moment, you will laugh all the way through the learning process.

It is 8 hours  of learning from 10:30am-19:30 for the first course. Then we did another 8 hours for the second course which is intermediate.

You have the base which is all about skin. Very complex and detailed and it makes you understand what you need in order to have that youthful glow. And for me who has a website for skincare it was a plus because he went into details.

Day 1 – The Base Course

He talked about the following:

-Skin in general

-Skin tones

-Types of Skin types and the right products to use for each skin type.

How do identify the skin for clients.

-The Products to use.

They say knowledge is Power and I do agree, it was really mind blowing. If you want good skin or if you have a website and you want to really understand skincare and makeup then hurry and enroll for next annual courses coming up Spring 2019. He showed us how to prep the skin and apply makeup for a client.


Day 2 – Intermediate Course


He did a practical makeup application for us to understand and then he came back to explain the whole concept, first he did smokey eyes, I have been struggling to do a good smokey eye, his method is so simple that you can build from there, very simple but effective.

He did makeup in the fifties(1950) it was mind blowing and abit Challenging for me but I know with abit of practice I will get it.   He did contouring, using two different foundations and how to use fard, in a simple technique but very effective.

I can’t put everything into words, you have to be there to see how amazing Davide Balosetti really is.


He  then explained the concept and how to do the makeup out lining the right products to use and also he gave us the colors to use for each skin tone, and he explained both in the first course and the second course how to find the right foundation and the right powder.

He also showed us  how to use Fard, talked about the difference between Fard and blush and how to contour different face shapes.   I was give 2 white women to work with and it was challenging but also fun, in case you are wondering, I am a black woman, yes and beautiful too..Lol.

Day 3 – Advanced Course

Unfortunately I could not attend because I had other things to do but will definitely attend next year and I can’t wait, if God wills and then will update.  I know it will be fun and I am looking forward to seeing what he has in store for us next year, I am sure a lot of surprises.




A lot of practice and to the point



Adaptable environment


None that I can think of.

My Experience

I have had a few experiences in Italy, who doesn’t, but this is a guy who knows how to be global and he makes you feel like you are important and part of something big,

he starts with motivating everyone and speaking positively into each and every participate and for this I give Davide Balosetti, A big thumbs up.

He will believe in you regardless of who you are which is very difficult to find especially in North Italy.  But as it is everywhere, you find those crazy ones but you also meet amazing people.

And he is one of those amazing people you would want to know. The team comprises Manuela Urso, also an amazing woman and Angela Della Liberta.

Women who believe in themselves but are  also able to believe in anyone who wants to try and make something of themselves through Yves Rocher.

I had an Awesome experience and hope I can see more of my English-speaking friends next year in Spring.

My Final Thought

Can I recommend this program to someone? My answer is a definite yes, was the money worthy the program? Yes it was because not only do you meet amazing women but you also can knowledge in the world of skincare and makeup as I discovered that skincare and makeup go hand in hand.

You can’t have makeup without skincare.  If you found this article informative please do not hesitate to leave me a comment and I will definitely get back to you. And also you can follow Davide Balosetti through Instagram and Facebook.

You definitely need to follow him, you will not regret it, so I hope to see some new English faces spring next year, I know it will be fun and I did enjoy myself and learnt a lot of amazing stuff.


Product: 3 Level Makeup Course
Price. : €80 per Course (€240 for 3 levels)
Place : Santa Lucia Di Piave, Veneto
Overall Rank : 90% out of 100

What is My Best Moisturizer For Oily Skin -Yves Rocher’s Gel Mattifying Cream

Product : Yves Rocher’s Gel Mattifying Cream

Website : www.yves-rocher.usa.com

Headquarters : France

Overall Rank 95 out of 100

Oily skin can be challenging and for me it has taken years to learn how to control the oil on my face, sometimes I do manage but other times, I have to keep on reapplying my powder.

So I decided to find a moisturizer that helps me control the oil and not worsen it, so what is my best moisturizer for oily skin and it’s Yves Rocher’s Gel Mattifying Cream.

Most of my products are Yves Rocher and if you are interested in reading about my Skincare products I freaking  love from them, you can click here to read.

I decided to write about this gel cream after trying it for a month, but I also did some research by going to their website and found this gel mattifying Cream and their description about this product is as follows:)


The Secret to a fresh, shine-free glow and perfect skin texture? The Yves Rocher Research Division has developed Baikal Powder, a powerful source of purity that allows combination to oily skin to once again be even and perfectly matte.

Yves Rocher’s Gel Cream

This mattifying Gel Cream absorbs excess sebum and effectively hydrated skin for a full 24 hours. The purifying power of Baikal Powder restores an even tone and perfect matte complexion.

Results : Skin no longer suffocates, it is fresh and shine-free. It breathes once again and regains its beauty.


Gives a matte finish

It is shine free and evens skin tone.

Hydrates skin.



What it Does

Well I will write what I have observed, and the results I have achieved using this gel cream, does it give a matte finish, my answer is yes, when I apply it feels like water based and it is so fresh and smooth on the face, it makes your skin glow and gives you that youthful glow.

I really love it and My skin keeps on improving, remember I had serious dark spot but I am very happy with the results. I use it with a Serum that brightens dark spots and it is also a product by Yves Rocher and will result a review after finishing my second bottle, right now I am way through the first bottle.

It definitely gives a matte finish, adding to this moisturizer is my detox plan which I do every month and I have seen amazing results and if you want to learn more about that also please click here to read!

It is great to use as a primer also though I use primers even after using it. So what are you waiting for, try it if you have oily skin and let me know how it goes.

Would I recommend This Product?

My answer is a definite yes, it comes in a small tubs and easy to even carry in your handbag is you want to,, I absolute love this product and will be using it for a very long time.

So What products are you using for your oily skin, Let me know in the comment section, or what other remedies are you using to control oil, I am sure if you have an oily skin like me you know how challenging that can be. Hope to hear from you.


Product : Yves Rocher’s Gel Mattifying Cream
Website : www.yves-rocher.usa.com
Headquarter : ReNNES, France
Overall Rank : 95 out of 100