Monday, December 28, 2015

MAC Dita Von Teese Lipstick

Hi dolls,

Hope you had a jolly Christmas and that you enjoyed/are enjoying your holidays! Santa was very generous and gave me some Elvis memorabilia (will show you another time), books and MAC's new Dita Von Teese lipstick! Grazie mamma ;)

It's a well known fact that red lipstick is a lady's best friend and an absolute must-have item for a pin up girl. You can get away with no eyeliner and no blush but the lips must be painted red darlin'! The other day I took some selfies and thought ''Ugh. I don't look retro at all. I look so blah.'' Obviously it was because I had forgotten to put on my red lipstick!! I know, I know, you have to be happy in your own skin, but a little red lipstick never killed anyone. Well, certain shades do knock 'em dead....

Speaking of such shades, as described on MAC's official site, this recently launched, Dita Von Teese lipstick is ''a vivid red lipstick for the seductive spirit.'' Here is the lovely packaging; half of Dita Von Teese's beautiful face 
is on the box and her signature is engraved on the actual lipstick:

In these pictures, for some reason, the lipstick looks almost brick red or orangey but in reality it has a pinkish-red hue to it. My skin tone is olive but I think this color lipstick will suit most skin tones. It's very flattering, both shade-wise and texture-wise. It's a matte lipstick so I'm impressed by how creamy and smooth the consistency is and how long lasting this is on my lips, without drying them. Unlike some lipsticks, this one enhances the shape of your lips!
Pouty lip face a.k.a duck face:

Nostalgic face:
Skeptical face:

Whaddya mean there's no more chocolate in the house? face:
Femme Fatale face:

Ciao bambole,

Spero che abbiate trascorso un felicissimo Natale. Vi auguro ancora Buone Feste! Io ho ricevuto dei bei regalini, incluso questo nuovo rossetto ''rosso vivo'', chiamato Dita Von Teese, di MAC (grazie, mamma! :)). E' un colore molto particolare, che sembra un po' arancione nelle foto ma che in realtà tende sul rosato. La bellissima Dita a creato questo rossetto insieme a MAC per ''spiriti  seducenti'' come indicato sul loro sito :D E infatti è un bel rosso retrò, che credo stia bene su quasi tutte le carnagioni. Pur essendo matte, soprendentemente la consistenza è cremosa e non ha per niente seccato le mie labbra! Inoltre, la duratura è ottima. Ho provato numerose espressioni e sono arrivata alla conclusione che questo rossetto mi piace molto. Sayonara labbra ''nude''! 


There, I tried out all sorts of expressions and have come to the conclusion that I really like this Dita Von Teese lipstick by MAC. It's a glamorous, retro shade of red that is noticeable but not over-the-top and it's definitely not a trampy red. Personally, I find it a wearable red lipstick, that you can put on during the day, and not only when you paint the town red at night. This lipstick and my Rimmel Mayfair Red Lady lipstick are going to be my staple tubes. Sayonara naked lips! 

Happy New Year everyone! Buon Anno a tutti! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

1950s style Milkshake Brooch by Jess Collinge

Hi cookies,

As you can tell from the title of this post, I have something very sweet to show you ;) If you've been following my blog, you'll know by now that I'm a big fan of Jess Collinge ( Her one-of-a-kind creations are playful, nostalgic and absolutely adorable. Apart from being really talented and professional, Jess is also a real sweetheart. I highly recommend her shop. In fact, I'm always nosing around her Instagram and Etsy shop to see what she's up to. She's my favorite laser cuttin', glitter lovin' artist!

I've worn Jess Collinge's dazzling pineapple brooch here and here. And remember Fernando the Flamingo?? I wore the brooch in this post and he charmed all of you ladies too! :) Just when I thought things couldn't get any cuter, Jess designed and created the most gorgeous, 1950s style milkshake brooch, bar none! 


Milkshake, Rattle and Roll! Look at the incredible details: the shiny milkshake glass is a vibrant shade of pink, the cream on top is gorgeously glittery, the straw is striped and that ruby red, shimmering gem is literally the cherry on top!
1950s Rockabella Milkshake brooch available here
A bit too happy. I think the milkshake went to my head!! :D
My chocolate milk fell in love too: 
This is my growing collection of Jess Collinge's brooches: 
Lucky Fernando the Flamingo, sipping a milkshake and nibbling a pineapple....
Christmas is 'round the corner and Jess has added some perfect items to ask Santa for. Oh Christmas Tree Brooch! Available here
The items below will be available soon at

Snowglobe necklaces and brooches! How unique is that??
Jess, who is obsessed with snowglobes couldn't find any to wear, 
so she created them herself! 

Un video pubblicato da Jess Collinge (@jesscollinge) in data:

The sparkliest black cat brooch ever! Click on the pictures to see the sparkles!

Un video pubblicato da Jess Collinge (@jesscollinge) in data:

Ciao biscottini,

Probabilmente avrete notato che sono una grandissima fan di Jess Collinge (http//, una designer e creatrice Inglese, di accessori tagliati a laser. In alcuni dei miei post ho messo la sua deliziosa spilla ananas e poi la sua spilla troppo simpatica di Fernando il Fenicottero!

Le sue creazioni sono uniche, nostalgiche ed adorabili.  Mettono veramente allegria! Che dire poi della sua spilla, Milkshake anni '50! I dettagli sono incredibili; la panna è glitterata, la cannuccia è rigata, e la ciliegina è una gemma luccicante....negozio stra-consigliatissimo. Oltre ad essere talentuosa e professionista artista, Jess è una persona dolcissima. Come le sue creazioni! :)

Ciao for now <3

Sunday, December 13, 2015

CLOSED: Giveaway time! Win a pair of Firmoo eyeglasses!

Hi everyone!

Can you believe it's almost Christmas already?? What did you ask Santa for? Well, whether you've been naughty or nice, one of you dear readers is going to win a pair of beautiful frames from Firmoo. Yes, Firmoo and Santa Caramella are getting together and giving you the chance to win a gift for your eyes :)

You may recall other posts of Firmoo on my blog (here and here). This global online optical store is hugely popular as it offers a vast variety of different types of eyeglasses and sunglasses that are inexpensive, yet of high quality. So many bloggers rave about this brand. I mean, everyone and their mother has a pair of glasses from this shop! I personally have a pair of Firmoo sunglasses and my mother has 3 pairs of eyeglasses by Firmoo!!!

To give you an idea, these are some of the frames you'll find at

Here instead are a few of my favorite frames from Firmoo's collection for bloggers. One of you lucky readers will be receiving a pair from this collection! 

Ciao a tutti!

Giusto in tempo per Natale, in collaborazione con Firmoo, sto tenendo questo giveaway sul mio blog! Uno o una di voi vincerà un paio di occhiali di Firmoo, un negozio di ottica online popolarissimo! Direi non male come regalo di Natale per i vostri occhi, vero? :)

Per partecipare a questo Giveaway internazionale:

1. Se non mi segui già, segui il mio blog, hungrycaramella, su Google Friend Connect, Google Plus e/o Bloglovin
2. Seguimi su Twitter e Instagram (se avete un profilo su questi social)
3. Scegli una montatura Firmoo da quì e lascia un commento sotto questo post, con il link degli occhiali o il modello che vorresti vincere. Lascia anche il tuo indirizzo e-mail per essere contatatto/a.

*La montatura include un paio di lenti standard 1.50. Per un'altra gradazione, la spesa sarà extra. Se volete invece un paio di occhiali da sole, l'aggiunta di lenti scure è gratis!

Questo giveaway ha inizio oggi, Domenica, 13/12/15 e terminerà Domenica, 20/12/15. Il vincitore/la vincitrice verrà scelto tramite e riceverà un e-mail con la buona notizia. Buona fortuna e buone feste! 


To enter this International Firmoo Giveaway, please follow the below instructions:

1. Follow my blog, hungrycaramella (if you're not already!) on Google Friend Connect, Google Plus and/or Bloglovin
2. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram (if you have an account on these socials).
3. Choose a pair of Firmoo frames* from here and leave a comment under this post, pasting the link or indicating the model of the frames you would like to win. Leave your e-mail address too so that you can be contacted should you win.

*Please note that the frames include standard 1.50 index single vision lenses. Upgraded lenses will be charged for an extra fee. If you want sunglasses though, the lenses can be tinted for free! 

This giveaway begins today, Sunday, 13 December and ends next Sunday, 20 December. The winner will be chosen via and will receive an e-mail with the happy news! Good luck and Happy Holidays! :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Don't be a square! Be a Desperate Beatnik!

Hi guys and dolls,

If you're following my Instagram page, you may have noticed that a while ago, 

I posted a picture of me wearing a beautiful pair of vintage style, light pink, teardrop earrings. They're from a place called: Desperate Beatnik. Desperate Beatnik is a store based in France, specialized in handmade, 50s style, confetti lucite jewelry. Here, you'll find colorful rockabilly items, quirky abstract jewerly, and glamorous earrings and brooches. So, rockabilly babes and classy divas: razzle dazzle 'em, by wearing Desperate Beatnik! 

Now, scroll down for some pictures....and do put on your sunglasses! ;)

Here are my small teardrop earrings in light pink 
but these are available in many other colors and sizes (and shapes!) too:
 See how they twinkle?? They're actually even sparklier in person!
 Are you a Desperate Beatnik yet? 
This Desperate Beatnik brooch screams art deco!

Buon pomeriggio a tutti,

Se mi seguite su Instagram avrete forse notato una foto di me con un paio di bellissimi orecchini rosa pallido, lucciccanti e a forma di goccia di Desperate Beatnik. Questo negozio, situato in Francia, è specializzato in bijoux stile anni 50 di confetti lucite (un materiale retrò). Tutti gli accessori sono fatti a mano. E che mano! Quì troverete pezzi colorati, stile rockabilly, gioielli divertenti ed astratti, ed orecchini e spille molto glam. Se date un occhiata al negozio su Etsy, rimarrete a bocca aperta; quasi tutti gli ogetti scintillano!  Allora bambole, strabiliateli con Desperate Beatnik! ;)