June 16th, 2016

Some recents finds as well as products I was gifted!


I’m currently in the couch with the pugs with a cold, and probably fever, but laying down watching Scream on Netflix was just making me sleepy, so I got up (well, not I’m sitting down) to take some photos and write here on my blog.

I really wanted to bake today, but I’m out of oven paper, so let’s take a look at these pretty things instead!


The first thing I need to share is that I’ve found gummy candy that are not made with gelatine, so they are vegetarian and vegan. They taste so so good, and although I don’t eat too many candy – I’m more of a cake/chocolate person – since I’ve gone vegetarian each time I would see candy I would crave them a bit. I can still have hard candy, but every once in a while a girl needs her gummy candy. So I’m happy I found these, but if you know about others that are available in the UK, do let me know!


To stay in the “sweet” theme, my friend Zoe came up with a new beauty line, and she gifted me some products from it. I’m glad she picked these for me, as they smell so delicious and I absolutely love taking a good bath. Also, adorable packaging, as usual!


When I got back from Scotland, I also received another package from Tarte. Tarte must love me, which is good because I love Tarte.

This time they released their “naughty nude” products, including lip tubes, blushes and highlights. I just searched on their website to see if there was a section just for these but couldn’t find one, so either this was another box put together for bloggers, or I’m just too sick to see it. Either way, I’m pretty sure that you will be able to find each of these products on the website, in case you are interested.


The four lipsticks (exposed, whisper, undressed, bare) are all gorgeous, I’ve always like nudes as well as darker brown shades, so I will get lots of use out of these.

Out of all the blushed and highlighters I was sent, these two, “exposed highlight” and “risquΓ© blush”, are my favourites. They both have a peachy/warm/gold undertone which looks really nice with my complexion, so I can’t wait to try them out!


Now onto books, the first one is Pale & Interesting. I found out about these two designers because I came across some of the houses they own and renewed. They looked so gorgeous I had to google who they were, and it turns out they made some coffee table books about interior design.


Because this style is exactly what I love, I felt like buying this could provide me with some inspiration for my own place. I’m a big fan of having everything white, especially wood, but contrast it with some metal and dainty pieces here and there.


Whilst waiting at the airport, I had nothing to do: I had lots of spare time so I asked my dad to go take a look at some books. I stayed in the shop for about 30 minutes, not even exaggerating, because I couldn’t find a single book that I was interested in.

I was about to give up, when I noticed this cover.

I picked it up, and not really knowing what to expect, I bought it.

Now, I want to keep it mysterious for you, because I was so surprised by it, but I definitely recommend you picking it up if you want a different kind of read. I’m only half way through but from the very first chapter I turned to my parents and told them how interesting this was!


And finally, I wanted to include this album in here, by Cinders. They approached me after I featured their song here on my blog, thanked me and kindly send over their newly released album. I’m beyond excited to listen to this while driving, they are such a talented band!

And that’s all I wanted to talk about today. I’m now going to continue napping on the couch with the pugs. Luckily it’s a cloudy day so I’m not too bothered by having to spend the day inside.

Hope you are all doing well, I’m planning to make another blog post tomorrow as well!


68 thoughts on “PRETTY THINGS.

  1. Imke

    Hi Marzia,

    I was looking for sour gummy candy without gelatine for a long time!
    Finally found those on a trip to the Netherlands:
    I just love them, they are not too sticky like others without gelatine. And they are not too expensive like other organic candies …
    They might be available in the UK too πŸ™‚


  2. Merve Guelay

    I’ve read that book more than just once! I am happy to hear that someone else than just me likes it πŸ™‚ because nobody around me seemed to know it. I think not just the storyline is so captivating but also how the author wrote it! Thank you for sharing your newest book discoveries because I am a passionate reader and I am always open to some suggestions and I think I am not the only one! πŸ™‚ I am sad to say that I didn’t have time to read for a long period because of my school schedule but since I’ve finished my exams I am excited to finally be able to read your book! I know what kind of hard work it is to publish a book so I am even more happier for you! (My gratulations came a tiny bit late but I still wanted to say it:))

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  4. Natalia

    Hi Marzia,

    I just wanted to thank you for being an inspiration to me and others. Thank you for sharing your new discoveries, thoughts and photos. Thank you for cheering me up when I have a bad day. Thank you for your advice. I have one favour to ask for. Be forever an incredible human being like you are now.

    You gave me motivation to create my own blog! ( )


  5. Shofi

    I always love how you snap it. If i take a picture of that things and upload on my blog, i won’t titled it “Pretty Things”. Maybe i just “Things that i snap” XD


  6. Marie

    “The curious incident of the dog in the night time” is probably the best book I’ve ever read! It’s actually my sister that gave it to me, without her I probably wouldn’t have known about it before your post. It seems like this book is pretty unknown, but I think it should be reputed. The story is really interesting, with the character that thinks in a different way, that has another philosophy of life, and it is well written. It really opens the mind, in a way. I’m recommending it to anyone and everyone. Marzia, did you finish it? What do you think of it? It would be nice knowing your opinion. πŸ™‚ PS: Sorry if my english is a bit crooked in some places; hello from France!


  7. Willgraceson

    You can buy gelatine free gummy sweets from M&S, Marzia! They’re really tasty and fruity, they’re called Veggie Colin the Catepillar if you’re interested πŸ™‚
    Hope you feel better soon x


  8. Ain

    I have that novel though mine is a completely different cover since it was from six years ago & it’s prolly one of the most interesting books since it’s really different from what you can typically pick. Marzia, I recommend you to try out the Emily the Strange series & Grasshopper Jungle! As always, I love ur blogposts πŸ’ž


  9. Kim

    Heey Marzia,
    I just joined your blog and wanted to inform you on a trilogy of books I’m really enjoying and wanted too share with you. It’s called the Mara Dyer trilogy and it’s about a girl of which her friends died in a building collaps. She survives, but is now psychic. She can kill people with her mind, but no one believe’s her, except this guy she falls in love with, Noah. I’ve only read the first book and I’m now halfway through the second, but this is my favorite series. They get me on the edge of my seat and I’ve actually cried over the first book because off the story. I hope you wouldn’t mind checking them out (if you don’t already know them) and give it a go. Love you, and I really hope your health issues get better soon! πŸ’—πŸ’—


  10. marenfricke90

    Hey Marzia, I just finished an amazing book/Comic called “Maus” by Art Spiegelman. It’s about his parents surviving 2WW and Auschwitz as polish Jews. It is such a unique way of writing/painting an autobiography and really touching. So I thought you would like it. I really recommend it to everyone. I never got to learn about the Holocaust in such a personal and creativ way before i red it.

    I hope you will give it a try like you did with strange weather in Tokio.

    Greetings and love from germany!β™‘


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