Friday, December 5, 2014

My 15 Wishes for Christmas


Christmas is one of my absolute favorite holidays .
I love how my entire family gets over for dinner and we have a huge , super fulfilling meal and we talk and joke for hours about everything and nothing specific. I love the atmosphere and being surrounded by the people i grew up with.
I love decorating the house ,eating lasagna and the typical panettone and pandoro. I know, my family is full of people who appreciate eating good food. :)
And the best moment of all is when at the end of the meal we get around the Christmas tree and exchange gifts. We always put a lot of efforts on our gifts and ever year i seem to be the hardest one to pick a gift for and every year  i made a long wish list in the hope they will be somehow inspired and hopefully not get me the 100000000th make up bag since right now i have a tons of make up bags and not enough make up to fill them all . LOL.
This year it has been a little hard to put the list together since, i must confess,  i have been shopping a lot recently. I know,my credit cards are still crying and fearing me.
 Here there are my 15 wishes  for Christmas :











Gift Cards ( Zara, Forever 21, Nordstrom Rack , Sephora, Starbucks)
Photo camera Tripod (since i can hardly find somebody to take photos of my outfits )
Agenda ( i always need to plan and write down everything)
Nikon Remote Control ( to take better photos with my camera without doing selfies ) 



What's on your wish list for this Christmas?


Let me know in the comments!



XOXOXOXOXOXO THE CHIC AND CHEAP !






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Friday, November 28, 2014

The Tv Shows I Cannot Live Without

Tv shows are definitely my guilty pleasure , naturally after good food, chocolate and shopping, and i love to always discover new ones to watch since they never seem to put on a new episode soon enough.




I decided then to do a small list of the ones which i try to keep up religiously .


1. Scandal 
Love love love !
Can we discuss about how fashionable Olivia Pope  is all the times? I love her style!



2. How to get away with murder
Ok, i will admit that the title is scaring but the serie is so engaging!
Once you start you cannot stop! I have warned you!



3. 2 Broke girls
I think that all the girls in college can relate to the title and to  many of the bad luck happening to the two super funny girls starring the serie.




3. Awkward
Because you only enjoy high school once you are completely over with it!
Lots of drama and pointless situation but yet it's nice to remember how we used to be.. gosh, i'm already feeling old now!




4.The Mindy Project 
I don't even know where to start from! She is so funny that you start laughing from the second the episode started until the end!



5. Big bang theory
I am a die hard fan of this serie. I have been watching it since day one and i still find it the most hilarious show ever. Never a dull moment while watching it!




Now tell me , Which are your favorite tv shows?


Let me know in the comments!

XOXOOXO THE CHIC AND CHEAP 



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How to survive the Black Friday Madness

Hello loves ! 
Black Friday is in less than 24 hours and U cannot wait to put start looking up for Christmas gifts and for amazing sales and bargains ! 
I decided to share with you a couple of the tips I have been receiving and that I will use this year . 

1. Check online first
This year i decided to be a little more prepared and look for the deals online first so I don't get too overwhelmed and lost while everybody around me is shopping like it's Armageddon the day after ! lol ! 
This way I know exactly where the highest sales are happening and so i know where to go first . 



2. Shop online earlier
I noticed that this year a lot of online shops are offering the option of an early access to sales if you shop online the day before Black Friday ! 
Online shopping is always the best ! Nothing beats the tranquillity of your home and since almost everybody is offering free shipping why not suing it ! 

3. Make a list 
There is nothing worse that going shopping and having no clue of what you are looking for ! 
You already know the shops will be full so avoid losing precious time thinking of what o look for . 
So , write down what you need to buy! 

4. Buy gifts 
Black Friday is the perfect occasion to buy Christams gifts since before you even realize it Christams is around the corner ! 
So use this occasion to get the best gifts for the people you care most and save yourself a lot of money ! 

5. Prioritize 
As a following step of making a list deciding what's more important is fundamental so you don't lose an entire hour at Victoria 's Secret while you are in a big need for a warm coat for the winter that is coming . 


6. Ask for return Policies
If you don't have enough time to try things one ( 99,9% won't wven try things on since they have been over eating and there is no time for trying on ) always make sure the store has a good return policy ! 


7. Check cupon codes 
Lots of stores offer you special cupons and codes if you join their email newsletter , yea it's annoying to receive tons of spam emails a day. It it can save you lots of money when you are deciding to get sow thing and you get extra sales 


8. There is always Christamas
Don't cry if you didn't find or couldn't get all you wanted the day after Christams all the shops will be doing huge extra sales and you can tons of your favorite times for super cheap !!! 


9. Dress properly 
Confortable cloths & shows . Small cross body bag , small bottle of water and protein bars . This is a war and you gota be ready for it ! Lol 


10. Be thankful 
Black Friday comes after thanksgiving , a day where we are supposed to enjoy family and be thankful that we are so blessed and lucky to have food on our table , a roof on our heads and a job that allows us to splurge on materialistic desires on Black Friday . 
Not everybody is as lucky as you are so if you can do anything , even the smallest thing counts , to help out people in need do it . Not only now but year long .
Donate your old cloths to a shelter or people in need or pass over some food . Is thanksgiving for everybody and there is no better way to multiply the blessing you have by sharing them . 

 XOXOXOXO The Chic and Cheap 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to get Easy Perfect Curls in just a few Seconds!


[powered by Kiss  Insta Wave]



Hiii!!!
How are you all doing?
Today i will talk to you about this new amazing hair tool that i love!
What is it? It's the Kiss Insta Wave Hair Curler!!
I was very anxious to see if this product worked for real since they promise you perfect curls in just a couple of seconds without any hassle and only clicking just a button!
Well, let's start from the beginning!

The product comes in a simple box that contains the tool and a little warranty and instructions book.
The immediate instructions are shown on the box too.
















Here is what they claim to be able to do:

KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful curls

Easy for anyone to use, from any angle, with any hand

Features a Curl Dial with left/right curl directions

Automatically shuts off after 90 minutes

2 heat settings with a low/high switch with maximum temperature of 420


Here it is my HONEST review:

Before getting the tool i did not know what to expect. I heard some people rave about it and some hating it because they could not figure out how to use it and how to not injury themselves.

As soon as i got it i read the super simple instructions on the box and i understood how simply the tool works and how it is super easy to make the tool work.

One of my fears was that since i have curly hair i had to straighten it and then curl but i decided to give it a try anyway to see if it made a change in my curls or if i had to lose more time .

So i plug it in and in literally a couple of seconds the little led that indicates if the tool is ready to be used became from red ( still not ready) to blue ( ready to make miracles happen) .
I took a small section of hair and put it in one the small black "tooth" on the top part and then just click on one of the sides of the grey button to decide if you want the tool to spin from left to right or from right to left.
In a couple of seconds my hair was all wrapped around the tool with no hassle, no burns , no pain and  in such a super easy way that i could not believe myself!
As instructed i let the hair on hold for a couple of seconds and after pulling the hair tool down i saw an amazing perfect and super soft curl coming out from the tool.
I was super impressed and so i decided to go on doing all my head and seeing if the same luck was going to follow me and let me say: i have never found any better tool in my life!

My super curly hair became a super cute and bouncy curls in the matter of some seconds ( it took about 20 minutes for my entire head) and it hold the curl for a very long time.

I am amazed and super satisfied .

I will be leaving you the photos from the before and after and the results and a little video of how i used the tool and a little review.

The BEFORE:




The AFTER :














 A little VIDEO TUTORIAL-REVIEW :


                                                     

You can find the Insta Wave at http://www.kissinstawave.com/

In the US, KISS InstaWave is available in Target, Ulta & Amazon.com

In Canada, Kiss InstaWave is available at Walmart.
It will soon be available on Walmart Canada dotcom, too - it is expected to be live on November 20th.

for jut $59.99


Let me know what you think of this review on the comment section and if you would be trying this product too vey soon!


XOXOXO THE CHIC AND CHEAP !



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FTC: The product was sent to me for free by the company to test it out and write a review on it.
What appears in the video is my HONEST review about it. I have not been influenced by anybody or forced to say anything that i did not believe in. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Inspirational Thursday : Micheal Kors

If you know me you would know that i have a huge love,almost an obsession, for Michael Kors.  I love all his designs and collections. That men hardly makes a mistake when it comes to designing.
Today i decided to show you some of the best photos i have found around the internet about the best pieces he has designed.


Se mi conoscete da tanto tempo allora saprete che io ho un amore profondo, quasi ossessione, per Michael Kors. Mi piacciono tutti i suoi design e collezioni. Quel uomo non commette errori quando si tratta di moda. 
Oggi ho deciso di mostrarvi alcune delle migliori foto che ho trovato su internet dei suoi migliori pezzi.




































What's your favorite piece from Michael Kors? 

Do you like him as a designer?


Let me know in the comments?


XOXOXO THE CHIC AND CHEAP 





( all the photos were collected by tumblr and we heart it) 



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