From Italy...With Love...Coco!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Valeria (aka Coco) of Coco et la vie en rose blog (Italy) and I have been blog buddies for over a year now. During this time, I've noticed several things about her...she's gorgeous...she's striking...she's stylish...she's poised...she's humble...she's a dedicated blogger...her personality stays the same (unlike moi! lol)...and she's a go-getter! She's also a wonderful mom and wife. I have the utmost respect for Val and I don't even "know" her. Her blog has grown tremendously since I first read it and she possesses a potential that hasn't been tapped yet. She took pictures of various Street Style Fashionistas during Milan Fashion Week, and I told her YOU look better than all of them! HaHaHa I have NOTHING to gain from saying these things about Val. As a matter of fact, we rarely talk (she's usually trying to get me to talk more on Twitter and involved in extra blogging things to no avail! HaHaHa). I think she is an exemplary blogger and my wish for her is that she progresses even further. The talent and vision are there; they just need polishing. I hope someone sees that. Same thing with me...I know what my blog needs to polish it off and advance to the next level. I just need someone with a nice bankroll to take it there HaHaHa (contact me if you're out there! i already have the concept! LOL) ;) I encourage all of my readers to follow Val's blog. She's a jewel of a person. Introduce yourself! She's down-to-earth and not snooty or snobby!
I was on a major beauty review kick this past Summer. Especially Asian beauty products. I mentioned in a post that I would like to do beauty reviews featuring International beauty products. Well Val pays attention to things!!! She put together a really cute parcel of beauty products from Italy, asked me for my address and voila this is what she sent. So let's take a look!
Lip Candy Palette
This is the cutest lip gloss palette! It's double sided! Ice cream cones, wrapped candy and lollipop shaped lip gloss fills both sides. It comes with a brush and has the sweetest scent. I'm keeping it for display :) My inner child!

Sephora Creamy Body Wash Caps
Loved these! They were delightful! My absolute favorites were Vanilla, Strawberry, Blueberry and Caramel! They had a lot of depth to them. That's the BEST vanilla body wash I've ever tried. Chocolate was the only one that didn't pack a punch. I wish these came in larger sizes :( You can get these on Sephora's website.

Ravishing Raspberry Lip Balm
Smells just like raspberries. Really cute tin with flip lid!

Kiko Nail Lacquer #287 (Dark Carmine Red) & #243 (Plum Red)
I'm in love with these!!! This is an Italian brand you guys. Go to Kikocosmetics.com , choose your country, English speakers choose UK!  There's no name on the bottle. Only a number. So I found out the shade name by looking for the number on the website. Talk about LONG LASTING (7 days +) and DRIES FAST! This nail polish takes the cake! I want more! Val picked two great colors for me. I love dark colors! See Val, you know how to shop for others too :)


 

Kiko Glow Touch Lips & Cheeks (Bitter Margarita)
Kiko Eyeshadow #136
I'm a big fan of cream blush! This is a fabulous color, very creamy and I'll definitely use it during the Spring & Summer months. It also looks great on the lips. Very pretty eyeshadow. It even has a bit of shimmer to it. Perfect for Fall. Can't wait to play with it.

 
Val, did send me lipstick! However, my mom swiped it and I haven't seen it since. HaHaHa Luckily, I have ONE picture of it. HaHaHa 

Val, thanks so much for EVERYTHING (loved your note and the cupcake theme). I'm using everything. You're so kind and I also learned about an awesome Italian makeup brand (KIKO Cosmetics). I can't wait to try more of their products. 

I've put together a Halloween box for you and I'll be shipping it this week. Hint: It's some products you wanted to try and some treats :) No tricks! Wishing everyone a great day!

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Oh Kim most beautiful things, all very sweet to your style, enamel colors are beautiful, I visit your friend's blog!

www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

Stephanie G said...

that's so nice of her. just up your alley too - so nice and colourful and sweet ;)

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Val is such a sweetheart and has great style. It is so nice that she sent you a package!
These products really are too sweet! The body wash capsules are great!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Flora Fascinata said...

I can't believe you're talking about Kiko! I am excited, I love it! Just discovered the brand this month in Venice. It is amazing! For about 35 AUS dollars I came away with a bag of stuff! It's not tested on animals - as far as I could find out on the 'net. The quality and colours amazing! Xx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

She's so lovely!! Beautiful and sweet. I really enjoy her. It's so kind that she sent you so many beautiful things to try!! I hope you continue to enjoy them doll, well deserved xx

Imogen said...

Oh my! I can't even tell you how much I want all of these gorgeous sweet adorable products. So lovely and beautiful.

Mica T said...

Aww, what a sweet friend! These are lovely gifts :)


I really like that second nail polish - she's picked well! :)


Away From The Blue

Anya Jensen said...

Aww how lovely ;-) I love meeting cool, fab, lovely blogger - isn't blogging the best, we all know each other, but not know each other if you know what I mean. Happy day to you both,
Ax

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Such a heart warming post, Kim! And those presents are gorgeous! You lucky girl. :)
x

Blond Duck said...

Those are so cute! Coco sounds so sweet and she's got great style!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Such sweet gifts, especially the lip candy palette~

always, koru kate

Lilli said...

How sweet of her! I agree with you about Vale, I know her through the blog as well and from the start and she is one of the best in the blogosphere, I care her and also admire her. The gift she sent you is too outstanding and thoughtful, Im glad you like Kiko stuff, is my fav Italian make up brand, Im sure you will become addicted to it! Kisses dear! xo

Coco said...

Kim you moved me with your loving words. It's really too much, I'm speechless. I read your post out loud to my hubby (who must endure burnt meals and has learnt baking cakes since I started blogging) and your words made him very proud of me :-) I'm glad you like Kiko, it's a very popular brand in Italy and it has a zillion shades of nailpolish. I often buy from Kiko, that's why my orange lipstick matching my Kiko orange shadow/blush got into your package while your burgundy lipstick matching your burgundy shadow/blush popped up unexpectedly in my cosmetics storage drawer!!! I'm glad your mum likes it!! I can't wait to get your treats, that was so sweet of you!!!
Infinite thank-yous cannot express how grateful I am.
Love

Emmylou said...

Aaaaaw....isn't it awesome when you connect with someone like that? :) I swear, sometimes, I feel more connected with the friends I've made in blogging than the people I know in IRL...heehee
Anyhoo, the products she sent all look great. I want those KIKO nail polishes:D

Tina Bradley said...

Just checked out Valerie's lovely blog! She is so elegant, pretty, and has fabulous taste! And, she sounds like a doll--like you, Kim! That sweet package is to die for! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Blond Yasmin said...

Love this photos <3

Kisses from Poland sweety! ;*
http://blond-yasmin.blogspot.com/

FASHION TALES said...

She's very sweet. I love those Sephora body wash caps, it's such a great way to try them all and so inexpensive. The Kiko eyeshadows and nail colours look nice as well. x/Madison

TheTinyHeart said...

How sweet of her to send you a package full of goodies! That lip palette is too cute in the ice cream and candy shapes. Enjoy it all!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Scarf Giveaway!

Stephanie L. said...

Valeria sounds like such a sweet woman! And these goodies look so nice. Ah, the lipgloss palette is adorable!

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

What a beautiful array of products, so nice to have an international pen pal and friend! :)

Lala H said...

she's gorgeous thanks so much for introducing her to us

Delightful Ideas

Jessica said...

awee so cute she sent you great stuff. very "you" :)

Vett Vandiver said...

y'all are both too sweet!! two of my favorite bloggers and blogs. you can feel your warm and kind spirits through your blogs :) xoxo

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

All these products seem like they were tailored to you Kim! Valeria is such a sweetie as are you! The Kiko colors are all gorgeous on you!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Sara Gerard said...

Oh! What a sweet thing to do and so perfect for you! Those cremes look awesome and I think it is adorable that your mom stole the lippy!

Cheryl van den Berg said...

These blog letters are so sweet--I love the blog love!

I want someone with a nice bankroll for my blog too, lol.

Fabiola Tinelli said...

you're so sweet, I know Valeria and she's such a cute person!
Fabiola

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Thrifted Shift said...

What a good friend! That dark nail polish looks gorgeous!

Cee said...

I really think the best thing about blogging is the wonderful people you meet - I'm not familiar with Valeria's blog but I'm going to have to check it out, it seems like she has wonderful style and a generous, thoughtful spirit, too :) I'm glad you got to try Kiko nailpolishes; my hunt for good polish in Europe landed me in their boutique and I fell head over heels. They're such great quality, especially for the price point and the range of shades is amazing (although without names it can be a little tough to get one you're searching for!)
xox,
Cee

Sam said...

I adore Coco and her wonderful blog, she has the most elegant style. This is the sweetest thing! She is so kind and thoughtful! Love these delightful range of products, totally you Kim! Enjoy :)

Nicky mywishstyle said...

I know Vale too and she so adorable, sweet, and a beautiful friend! She is so kind about this present,
Ciao

Debra said...

Coco is one of my favorite blog friends. She is exactly as you said she is. It's such a pleasure to know her. Thanks for sharing your treasures. I also received a goodies box from her & now I am also hooked on Italian beauty products. Lol!

Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

trishie said...

oh the lip palette is too darn cute!!

Emmylou said...

(((hugs)))) back, Kim. You're such a sweet person for that kind comment on my post. It's really quite unfortunate that sometimes, the people we know IRL that we think we can count on the most are the ones who always disappoint us:(

Richa Saxena said...

Awww.....Shes such a sweet friend!
The lip palette is just so cute... :)

http://www.coralswithblues.com/

Nails My Dreams said...

Awwwwww.. That was so nice and heartwarming! And all those are sooooo cute too! Eeek, those nail polish are gorgeous as well. Have a great weekend!
(^^,)

Corinne said...

this is so lovely :D & i LOVE how they have a very sweet theme ;)
xx Corinne
cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

Laia herrero said...

That's really nice for Coco, I haven't stop by her blog but I'll do it really soon, I've tried some kilo products and are great and those cupcakes lipsticks are incredibly cute I imagine how happy you must be.
Have an amazing weekend Kim.
Xxx

oomph. said...

those sephora body wash caps look pretty neat! i'll have to check them out the next time i'm shopping sephora! what a sweet package!

Jo said...

That's really sweet and generous of Coco to send you such a colourful parcel. It really suits your bubbly and colourful blog. I'm very sure Coco is a really nice lady from the way you put it and I think only a nice lady could compliment another nice lady.

Lorena said...

How nice of her ! i have heard of Kikocosmetics but had not tried them yet... glad to know they are good.

miss b said...

I've been following Val's blog for a while and she regularly comments on mine too. How sweet of her to send you these lovley products to try. I spotted Sephora again - clever packaging!

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