Penelope Pink and Pillow Talk

Christmas is coming around at a rapid rate, it is less than 3 weeks away and I for one, am not prepared in the slightest. Seeing my fellow bloggers partaking in Blogmas, I do not know how any of you are coping, but I admire you all for your talent, determination and enviable organisational skills.  Whilst I haven't had time to put together an extensive gift guide, I did want to tell you about a fab gift set that is perfect for any beauty lover...

As a blogger, receiving a PR package is always exciting, but when you receive one from one of your favourite beauty brands, you can't help but feel like a kid at Christmas.  When a parcel from Charlotte Tilbury landed on my doorstep, I couldn't wait to try the products.  Inside was her Beauty Icons Gift Set.  I love receiving gift sets for Christmas; it is a fab way to try out some new products without having to buy the full size version and they are also great for travel (I wish I could get all the hours I've spent dispensing toiletries in to 100ml bottles back!)

The Beauty Icons gift set features 5 of CT's bestselling products - Lip Cheat Liner in Pillow Talk, K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink, Full Fat Lashes Mascara, Charlotte's Magic Cream Moisturiser and Wonderglow Face Primer. Over the last few weeks since receiving this package, I have tried and tested each product and felt like now was the ideal time to write a review of each one!

Five products to try!

Lip Cheat Liner in Pillow Talk is my favourite nude lip liner ever; I already owned this so I have actually gifted the one from this set to one of my friends (spreading the festive cheer!). I love how universal this liner is, I pretty much use it with every lipstick as it very closely matches my natural lip colour and is perfect for making my lips look extra full before applying lipstick.  It applies so smoothly and I can see why this is a cult favourite among supermodels and the beauty industry.  Pair it with the Pillow Talk lipstick and you will have your new favourite nude lip combo!

I am a self-confessed nude lipstick hoarder, and the K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink is a gorgeous nude shade with subtle pink undertones.  It is very hydrating which is perfect for this time of year and I love the finish; it makes your lips look plump and glossy without being too heavy on the skin.  This shade is a paler beige nude, so if you prefer a darker tone on your lips, this may not be the right one for you, but I would recommend checking out the other colours in this range as the creamy formula is delightful and the packaging is truly stunning and will look beautiful on anyone's dressing table.

Full Fat Lashes Mascara

I have been keen to try the Full Fat Lashes Mascara for some time; I'd heard excellent things and had never picked one up but I am so glad a mini version was included in this set.  I enjoy using this as an everyday mascara, as I've found that it is perfect for adding length and volume without being too thick and seeing as I wear minimal make-up day-to-day, this really works well for me. The mascara is buildable, so if you are after a more dramatic look, you can achieve it with this but I prefer to use it for a more natural look.  The wand is excellent and is great at separating the lashes, perfect as making me look more awake on these dark Winter mornings!

Magic Cream

If I had to write a one word review for Charlotte's Magic Cream, it would be "magic". I cannot believe how great this moisturiser is. It is a much different formula to my usual moisturisers which are more gel and lotion consistencies; this is quite a thick cream, but once warmed by the skin and massaged in, it leaves my face feeling and looking so soft and rejuvenated, and I’ve found that my make-up lasts longer and looks more flawless! I love Vitamin E skincare, and seeing how youthful my complexion was after using the Magic Cream, I was not surprised to find Vit E on the ingredients list. The cream also contains hyaluronic acid, which my skin loves! I was worried that the product would be far too heavy on my skin and be a nuisance for my problem areas; pores, oily t-zone, but it is just a dream. The price tag has always made me hesitant to try this moisturiser, but after using this for nearly a month, it is definitely going to be my first purchase after my spending ban!

Wonderglow

I love skincare, and I have a great routine for giving my cold weather affected skin that glow, but when I need that extra boost of radiance, Wonderglow is the first thing I am reaching for. I use this either under my foundation as a primer or on it’s own as it gives me a gorgeous dewy complexion.  It is so light on the skin and really illuminates my face, making me look healthier and more youthful.  I’ve always said how confident Charlotte Tilbury’s products make me feel, and the first time I wore this under my foundation, I received so many compliments about how fab my skin looked! I will most definitely be picking a full size tube up next time I’m in Covent Garden as I can’t imagine my make-up bag without this primer.

You can shop the Beauty Icons gift set as well as the full size products below...



Charlotte Tilbury has a gorgeous range of gift options for the festive season, and I have linked to some of my personal favourite CT products and my top picks of her Christmas gift shop below...

I hope you have enjoyed reading my review of the Beauty Icons gift set and that this post has given you some gifting inspiration, Christmas is so close now! What's on your list for Santa this year?

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Thanks for stopping by,

xo, Naomi

P.S. My Charlotte Tilbury Wishlist! xo


Disclaimer: the Beauty Icons gift set was kindly sent to me by Charlotte Tilbury's team for review, for which I am so grateful, but please be assured that all opinions are my own
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Stow-on-the-Wold, The Cotswolds

There's few things I love more than being a little spontaneous, and when my friend Gemma suggested hopping in the car and going on a little road trip, I couldn't think of a better way to spend a free Saturday.  Singing along to Kisstory and drinking our festive hot chocolates from the petrol station, we headed down the M40 to Stow-on-the-Wold...

Sheep on Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold

Quintessentially English, with it's tea rooms and stone buildings, Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town in Gloucestershire.  Being the foodies that we are, we were keen to find somewhere to eat as soon as we arrived and quickly spotted The Sheep on Sheep Street, a hotel and restaurant with a wood fired oven and an impressive gin menu.  Before even glancing at the food on offer, I had already fallen in love with The Sheep; the mix of contemporary design and a cosy atmosphere made for the perfect setting to enjoy a hearty autumnal meal.  I loved the dark wood features and the use of primary colours in a muted, yet striking way.

Sheep on Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold
A little fact about me; if we are out for a meal and you are not willing to share at least two starters, I likely won't speak to you again. 

We ordered the halloumi chips and the baked breaded goats cheese to start.  The halloumi was served with a jalapeno ketchup and the goats cheese was served with a smoked beetroot salad.  I am not halloumi's biggest fan (I had a negative experience last year) but these were delightful, and the jalapeno ketchup was to die for; I could easily have ordered a second portion.  If goats cheese and beetroot is on the menu when I'm out for a meal, 9 times out of 10 I will end up ordering it.  The Sheep's did not disappoint, it was perfectly baked and had the nicest texture and flavour. 


Stow-on-the-Wold
Stow-on-the-Wold

For my main, I had the Cajun chicken burger, served with caramelised onion, Monterey jack cheese, avocado, tomato and fries.  It was hands down the best chicken burger I have ever had.  10/10. 
Gem had the duck breast in a honey and soy glaze, served with vegetables and pak choi, which looked delicious. (You know you have a good friend when you're a blogger and they let you take photos of their food before tucking in.)


Sheep on Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold
Sheep on Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold

I'm more of a Bailey's-latte-for-afters person than a dessert person, but I really fancied the old childhood favourite of a banana split.  Served baked with chocolate and vanilla ice cream and topped with fudge sauce, I loved that little bit of nostalgia at the end of a lovely meal.  For pudding, Gem had the lemon and honey baked cheesecake, served with lemon sorbet. 

Stow-on-the-Wold


Stow-on-the-Wold, the Cotswolds

Feeling full and pretty content with life, we had a little wander around the shops, browsing homewares and the perfect Christmas gifts - if you are struggling to get into the festive spirit this year and you live near the Cotswolds, pop over to Stow-on-the-Wold for the best selection of unconventional gifts and home accessories you never knew you needed. 

I'd definitely recommend visiting the Cotswolds, and I hope to go back in the New Year for a long weekend to explore more of what is on offer.  I may even stay at The Sheep so I can have another one of those burgers or try a pizza from their wood fired oven! 

This time of year is so hectic, and sometimes all you need is to find somewhere new with good drink, great food and better company... 

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Naomi
With Christmas less than a month away, I expect your calendars are just as full to the brim with events as my own; work parties, nights out celebrating, family gatherings, New Years eve, the list is endless.  One thing I see so many of us struggling with during party season is what to wear.  As much as I look like I'm channelling the 90s grunge trend on a daily basis, and not in the cool fashion blogger way, I do love a bit of glam during the festive season.  My go to look is to squeeze myself in to a bodycon mini dress (I like my legs and bum!) and throw on a leather jacket, red lipstick and some heeled boots. 

Below are some of my current favourite dresses from Quiz*, who are nailing the party looks this season.  Whether you are after glitter and sequins, or that lush velvet number to make you feel a million bucks, they have something for everyone...



Quiz Clothing




What events are you most looking forward to this season? Remember to stay safe, drink responsibly and have the best time! 

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xo, Naomi

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My Autumn Beauty Picks

When it comes to Autumn, I feel a little like the definition of "basic white girl"; I love pumpkin spice lattes, and berry lips, and log fires.  I love the warm colours of Autumn, wrapping up in big, cosy scarves and accessorizing with small gold details.  Now that we are well into the season, I thought it would be appropriate to share my top beauty picks so you can see my go-to products for the months ahead! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance

The palette that needs no introduction; Modern Renaissance by Anastasia Beverly Hills.  Unless you've been living under a rock, I dare say you've heard about the insane blendability and pigmentation of this palette.  The colours are so gorgeous and you can create so many looks, a quick search on YouTube will find you a world of inspiration.  I love the golds, oranges and reds for Autumn, and if you have brown eyes like myself, I would 10/10 recommend you put this on your wishlist.  It is a little pricey, but it is more than worth it! 

Chanel 58 Rouge Vie lipstick

Who doesn't love Chanel? From the timelessly chic packaging to the undeniable quality, it is one of my most favourite luxury brands. Their Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks are a dream with their rich long-wearing colour and matte finish.  The shade featured here is 58 Rouge Vie, a deep red shade, perfect for not only Autumn but the festive season too (74 days til Christmas!).  It is lovely for this time of year as despite being a matte lipstick, it is not drying and has a nice satin finish. 

Autumn Nail Polish shades

Nail polish is one of my favourite accessories, it can add so much to an outfit, can be subtle or dramatic and I find a good coffin nail and one of these beautiful colours is such a staple in my Autumn wardrobe at the moment. From left to right we have OPI's OPI With a Nice Finn-ish, an orange-bronze metallic with a lovely satin finish, and Going My Way or Norway?, a caramel brown with a creme finish, Barry M's Silk Poppy, a deep burgundy with a slight duo-chrome, and Essie's Knee-High Life, part of their Autumn 2017 collection and a gorgeous deep red wine colour, and In Stitches, a sort of red-toned brown that somehow looks orange in nearly every photo! As I type, I have Knee-High Life on all my nails and then Silk Poppy as a top coat on my thumbs and ring finger; they look so nice together. 

L'Oreal Paris Paradise Extactic mascara

The L'Oreal Paris Paradise Extactic mascara is a newer item in my beauty collection.  I've not had it long, but I love it.  I've sworn by Too Faced's Better Than Sex mascara for about two years and I'm so glad I've found a suitable drugstore alternative, even if it is only £7 or so cheaper (every little helps!).  The wand is very similar to the Better Than Sex, it has that same hourglass shape but is just slightly less curved.  The bristles are nice and soft, and I find you get an excellent grip on all the lashes, separating them to create that gorgeous, feathery, wide-eyed look that so many of us aim for. Whilst it is buildable, I find that I rarely need more than one or two coats to have my lashes looking long and full.

Too Faced Born This Way foundation and Charlotte Tilbury liquid lipstick

If you have visited my blog before, you may have seen my reviews of the Too Faced Born This Way foundation and the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips liquid lipstick.  They are both staples in my Autumn make-up bag.  The finish of this foundation is perfect for this time of year, giving you that glowy skin and flawless complexion all day long. The lipstick is a perfect shade for Autumn, it is a warm, deep berry colour and is so comfortable on the lips. Please click here and here to read my more in-depth posts about the two!

Colourpop Love Line Foursome, Super Shock Shadow

Should you follow me on Instagram and the algorithm being in my favour over the last couple of days, you may have seen my swatches of these eyeshadows.  They are from Colourpop and are part of their Super Shock Shadow range.  I cannot describe how gorgeous these are; when I first swatched them, I was in awe.  The formula is an absolute dream, they are a creme powder with such intense colour and no fall out. The pigmentation is literally insane, and they are so easy to blend, so long lasting and are just so so stunning on the eyes. The colours I have are from the Love Line Foursome...

Truth; a beautiful neutral satin, perfect as a lid colour when you want something simple but effective
Brady; a dusky rose matte, think Millennial Pink's more sophisticated sister, Autumnal Pink
Sequin; a warm copper glitter, gorgeous for brown eyes and my favourite of the four!
Static; a burgundy satin, which is so easy to build in the crease and could not be more perfect for Autumn

I hope you enjoyed this post and do let me know what beauty products you are currently loving! 

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Thanks for stopping by

xo, Nai 

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Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

After seeing everyone and their mother use the Too Faced Born This Way foundation, I felt like I was missing out on something amazing. A couple of months ago, I decided to make a cheeky Debenhams order and purchase the foundation. But was it worth it?

Ordering foundation online is always a risky business. Or should I say was? At £29.00 a bottle, I wasn't prepared to get the wrong shade.  After a quick Google search, I found MatchMyMakeup, a  foundation comparison website, and popped in the details of my other foundations to find out what Born This Way shade I should purchase.  It recommended, and I ordered, the shade Light Beige and it is a perfect match. I believe they have around 30 shades in total.

The Born This Way foundation is an oil-free liquid foundation, which is a blessing if, like me, you have combination-oily skin. The added bonus of coconut water and hyaluronic acid claims to keep the skin perfectly hydrated and smooth. 

I knew from the first time I tried this foundation that I was going to love it; it has a gorgeous, flawless finish. It's not too matte and not too dewy, and just gives a nice, natural looking glow to the skin.  I have tested application with both a brush and a beauty sponge, and whilst both worked, I much preferred the finish my Real Techniques sponge gave. I haven't found that the foundation oxidises on my skin, however everyone's skin is different so please do not take this as a guarantee that it won't oxidise for you. 

One of my favourite things about this foundation is that is has incredible coverage without being too heavy on the skin.  It is easily buildable; if you just want medium coverage, you can wear a light layer or if you prefer a full coverage, you can build it up.  A concern for me with most foundations is whether it will work with my other products, mainly concealer.  I have too many concealers to count and no word of a lie, this foundation seems to work with all of them, blending easily for that "no make-up" look. 

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

I also picked up a travel size of the Too Faced Hangover primer, a new favourite, and I've found that the foundation works best for me and has the best longevity if I use the NYX Angel Veil primer on my nose and then the Hangover primer on the other areas of my face. 

As Winter fast approaches, I'm glad that I've purchased a foundation that keeps me glowing throughout the day, needing minimal touch-ups. I'm sure this will be a staple in my make-up bag for many months to come and I'm excited to try more Too Faced products. 

What base products are your favourites? 

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick Show Girl

In my last post, I mentioned that I'd got my hands on one of Charlotte Tilbury's Hollywood Lips liquid lipsticks and since purchasing, I’ve been very excited to write a review.  Could this be the best liquid lipstick on the market? Keep reading to find out...

After sending just about every shade to my best friend with an “oh my soul I need” comment, I decided to go for Show Girl.  With changing my hair colour, I knew that the deep, warm berry tone would compliment my new hairstyle and my skin tone for autumn.  The lipstick is so pigmented and just one swatch had me convinced it was the first shade I wanted to try from the collection.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick Show Girl
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick Show Girl

I want to focus on the product itself, but would I be a blogger if I didn’t say just a little something about the packaging? As my CT collection slowly grows, my makeup drawers just look more and more gorgeous. That deep burgundy purple and the rose gold details...what more could you want? Compared to stores like MAC and NARS, I find shopping in Charlotte Tilbury to be such a lovely experience, and I’m pretty certain that the beautiful colours contribute to the boutique’s ambience and me handing over my debit card to the cashier without any regrets.

The crescent-shaped applicator makes a very welcome change to the usual doe-foot applicator you get in most liquid lipsticks. I find myself often having to use a lip brush to get a more precise application, however with its unique design, this applicator perfectly hugs your lips for a seamless finish. I still used a lip liner (CT's Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk) as I would with any lipstick, liquid or otherwise, as everyone needs a little security blanket with a darker lip shade.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick Show Girl

I am 10/10 in love with the formula of this lipstick.  It is so creamy, and so moisturising.  The lipstick contains beeswax and hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that is renowned for improving the texture of the skin and with this particular product, giving the lips a fuller look.  Think of it as a contour and plumper for your lips, with very minimal effort. 

I find with a lot of liquid lipsticks that if I need to touch-up, I have to take it off and start again, something you do not want to do when out and about.  With the Hollywood Lips, you can effortlessly build the colour for a more intense vibe, whilst avoiding that dreaded unattractive cake-y look.  Even after drying, this lipstick feels so luxurious on the skin, it doesn’t dry your lips or crack under pressure.  The formula feels so weightless that as the day goes on, you don’t get that horrible thick feeling of product on your lips, but you have that gorgeous intense colour for hours.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick Show Girl  
Now, it wouldn't feel right to publish this review without taking the lipstick on a day long test-drive. I popped over to Windsor for a spot of shoe shopping and an Italian lunch with my parents; I ate bruschetta, goats cheese pasta, drank appletiser, and on the way home grabbed a hot chocolate in Costa. My lipstick barely moved. I have fairly full lips, so I do often find that the middle of my lips fade a lot faster than the outer parts, especially when I've had a hot beverage, and whilst I could see a little fading after my chocolate, it was not too noticeable, and with the lipsticks creamy formula, it was easy to just fill in where I needed it! 

If you were thinking of purchasing one of  Charlotte’s Hollywood Lips liquid lipsticks, I do hope my review has helped you decide that yes, you should go for it! I love this lipstick SO much. 

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Nai xo 

Foodies Festival

Last weekend marked the last Bank Holiday here in the UK before Christmas.  The sun was shining; everyone was in a good mood so what better way to spend my time than attending a food festival in London with one of my best friends... 
Lake Como

When it came to deciding where to go on holiday this year, we umm'ed and ahh'ed between Spain, Croatia, Madeira, before reading an article where our favourite Chrissy Teigen raved about the glorious Lake Como in Italy, and when Chrissy Teigen tells you to go somewhere, you go...

We flew in to Milan-Malpensa airport on the Saturday morning.  I was the only one who had been to Milan before so we decided to have a quick 24 hours in Italy's design and fashion capital before catching a train to Como.  A trip to Milan would not be complete without visiting the famous Duomo di Milano.  It is one of the most impressive buildings I have ever seen and is a gorgeous piece of Italian Gothic architecture.  Compared to my last visit, it was not as busy, and whilst it had still attracted large crowds of tourists, we did not have to queue for too long to go up on to the roof.  

Milan Cathedral, Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo, Milan
On the roof of Duomo di Milano

The rooftop views were stunning and even though I felt like I was melting in the sun, it was worth it. 

View from the roof of Duomo di Milano


Just by the Duomo is the iconic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a shopping mall and one of the oldest in the world. Whilst we did not do any shopping (I wish I could afford to splurge on luxury brands like Valentino and Versace), we couldn't resist joining the other tourists in taking photos of the iron and glass roof and the mosaic floors. 

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II,  Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

We headed to Parco Sempione where we went up the 108m high Torre Branca for a 360 degree view of Milan.  I had no idea before this trip that this tower existed, let alone that you could go up it.  The views were breathtaking and for €5, I would recommend a little walk here if you are visiting the city. 

View from Torre Branca, Milan

At one end of Parco Sempione, is Porta Sempione, the city gate of Milan.  The gate is marked by the Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace).  At the other end is Castello Sforzesco di Milano, a red brick fortress built in the 15th century. When we visited, they were hosting a Game of Thrones event inside the castle grounds.  I know absolutely nothing about GoT so had no idea what was going on, but I am going to guess that the fountains don't normally have artificial ice and snow in them...


Porta Sempione, Milan
Castello Sforzesco di Milano
Castello Sforzesco di Milano


One of my favourite things about Milan is the beautiful architecture.  Nearly every street we walked down, I had to stop and snap a photograph of one of the buildings.  

Milan
Milan


On the Sunday we caught the train to Como.  We stayed in a little apartment just a short walk from the lake.  It was small but sweet, and in a perfect location being about 6 minutes from the train station. Como is full of cute streets and squares, a variety of shops including some gorgeous fashion boutiques, restaurants with all the pizza and pasta you could wish for, and of course many gelaterias.

Como, Italy
Como, Italy
Como, Italy
Como, Italy

One of the main attractions in the city of Como is the Funicolare Como–Brunate, a funicular railway connecting Como to the town of Brunate.  After reaching the town, we walked the not-so-short walk to the Faro Voltiano, a lighthouse named after Alessandro Volta.  Along the way, we saw so many beautiful houses.  Even though my lungs were burning by the time we reached the top, it was worth it and the views of the lake were gorgeous.

Como, Italy
View from Faro Voltiano, Como, Italy
Funicolare Como–Brunate
Funicolare Como–Brunate
Walking up Brunate
Como, Italy

We decided to spend a day at Lido Villa Olmo where we could swim and sunbathe. It was your typical must-charge-extra-for-everything place, but considering how inexpensive the trip had been so far, we didn’t mind spending the money.  For example, you aren’t allowed to swim in the pool without a swimming cap, so we all paid €3.50 for one (and we looked ridiculous).  I love holidays where you just lie in the sunshine and read or listen to a podcast, ice cold beverage in hand.

Lake Como Boat Trip

We couldn’t go to Lake Como without doing a boat trip and the day we did was my absolute favourite day of the holiday.  Our tickets cost about €25 each for a sort of hop-on, hop-off service, where we could visit many of the towns lining the lake, such as Lenno, Tremezzo and Menaggio.

Lake Como Boat Trip
Cernobbio
Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como
Villa del Balbianello, where a scene in Star Wars was filmed!

The first stop where we decided to get off was Varenna. We only planned on staying here until the next boat to Bellagio, but we all fell in love with the place.  It was so picturesque and we ended up relaxing at Nilus bar, eating nutella and banana crepes, and taking in the views of the lake.  The water was so blue and a gorgeous contrast to the multi-coloured buildings. Varenna is one of the nicest towns I have ever visited, it didn’t feel like it had been spoilt by tourism at all.  If you are planning a trip to Lake Como, a day in Varenna should be top of your list.

Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como, Italy
Of course we selfie'd with the millenial pink wall 

We then decided to hop back on the boat and get off at Bellagio. Bellagio was a lot busier than Varenna, and didn’t have as nice an ambience, but was still full of gorgeous streets, beautiful flowers and the best gelato.  I chose strawberry and melon, it was so refreshing and the melon was one of the nicest flavours I have tried, it reminded me of watermelon sweets which are the key to my heart.  

Bellagio, Italy
Gelato at Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy
Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy

On our last day, we decided to just stay around Como before catching the train back to Malpensa for our flights home.  A newer addition to Lake Como is a big stainless steel sculpture called Life Electric.  You reach it by walking along a pier and whilst it has been considered as having a negative impact on the beautiful landscape, I thought it was pretty cool!

Life Electric, Lake Como
Life Electric, Lake Como
Lake Como, Italy

I can definitely see why Chrissy Teigen loves Lake Como so much.  It is so beautiful, has the best food and you could spend days exploring the towns and cities around the lake.  Being a short train journey from Milan, it would be a perfect addition to a weekend break in the city if you are after a relaxing break with gorgeous landscapes and all the gelato you could ask for. 

Where have you visited this summer? Have you been to Italy before?

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Nai xoxo