Wednesday, October 28, 2015


This morning I was walking to the supermarket when I heard someone calling me "Signora've got mail!  I turned around and saw my mailman running after me with a package in his hands.

Lo and behold!  It was my JAPAN CANDY BOX from  the cutest monthly subscription box full of delicious  Japanese  sweets and snacks.   Forget about the supermarket. I grabbed the box and ran right back home to see what was in it.

I opened the box anxiously....and there they were, the cutest Japanese candies and chocolates! My mouth was watering!  Hearing  my daughter entering the room,  I  immediately hid the box.  Knowing her, she would have eaten the goodies before I even had time to take pictures of them.

Stamattina camminavo verso il supermercato quando ho sentito una voce dietro di me gridare "Signora Francesca....c'è posta per lei".  Mi giro e vedo il mio postino correre verso di me con un pacco in mano.

Cielo!  Era la mia JAPAN CANDY BOX ( un assortimento di dolcetti e oggetti giappponesi che potete ricevere ogni mese).  Invece di andare al supermercato, torno di corsa a casa per aprirla.

Apro la scatola e....Delizia! Quanti dolcetti giapponesi, uno più carino e interessante dell'altro! Poi sento mia figlia entrare e nascondo la scatola, altrimenti i miei dolcetti sparirebbero in un attimo!

Here is the delightful collection I found in the box:

Ecco le delizie che ho trovato nella scatola.

Meiji Apollo Strawberry chocolate: these are delicious chocolate with a hint of strawberry flavor.
Poop shaped lollipop: this was very sweet.
Meiji Watapachi Melon Popping candy floss: the texture was just like candy floss and the taste was out of this world!
Coris Gum Gum Chewing Gum:  very fruity little gum balls.
Fujiya Anpanman Lollipop: this tasted like Sprite.
Hi-Chew Pineapple Chewy Candy: these were my favorites! They taste just like pineapple.
Popin' Cookin' Oekaki Animal Candy Land DIY Kit:  this is a lot of fun and very creative. You get to eat what you create.
Bourbon Fettucine Cola Gummies: these were sour and tasted like Coca Cola. They are shaped like Fettuccine.
Morinaga Ramune Candy Soda Balls: little balls that taste like soda, these are huge in Japan.
You can understand why I have this huge smile on my face:)
Avrete capito il perchè del grande sorriso:)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


I am head over heels about my stylish eyeglasses from Firmoo (

FIRMOO is the world's most popular online eyeglass and sunglass company. They have all kinds of glasses: casual, designer, classic. The glasses which I reviewed, arrived in a cool, strong, protective case, with a pretty cleaning cloth,

As you can see below, I have two gorgeous pairs of Firmoo glasses, which I reviewed two years ago. One is a fun, purple frame (you can read my review here) and the other is a classy, turtle frame (review here). Like what you see? Well now you can win pair!

I am running a Firmoo Giveaway! The prize is a pair of Firmoo glasses FROM THIS PAGE ONLY. Glasses include the frames, standard 1.50 index single vision lenses. Upgraded lenses and add-ons will be charged for an extra fee.

In order to enter the Giveaway, you

- MUST leave a comment here  about the link to the glasses you would pick. Leave your e-mail address to be contacted should you win.
- You should follow me on Twitter or Instagram, or both:)
- You can also follow Firmoo on their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Winner will receive an e-mail on Wedesnday, 28 October. 

May the best girl or boy  win! 

Sono molto entusiasta dei miei occhiali Firmoo

FIRMOO è il più popolare  negozio di occhiali online. Hanno ogni tipo di occhiali. Arrivano in un bellissimo astuccio portaocchiali.

Come potete vedere, io ne ho due paia, per cui ho fatto le recensioni due anni fa.  I links stanno qui sopra. Vi piace cosa vedete? Allora, potete vincere un paio di occhiali partecipando a questo giveaway!

Per vincere un paio di occhiali Firmoo dovete scegliere un paio da questo link:

Se volete partecipare, dovete lasciare un commento indicando il modello desiderato qui sotto il mio post, e seguirmi su Twitter o Instagram, o tutti e due:) Potete anche seguire Firmoo su FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Il vincitore/la vincitrice riceverà un e-mail, Mercoledì 28 Ottobre.

Vinca la migliore o il migliore!

Here are some of my favorites from the Giveaway choices:

Sunday, October 18, 2015

My latest discovery .... SEMPLICI CREAZIONI DI ROSALBA

Walking around town the other day I came across several stands of handcrafted goods.  One stand in particular caught my attention It's owned by Rosalba and her mother. They make the cutest and sweetest jewellery.  Having a sweet tooth, I asked Rosalba to make me CANNOLI earrings.  Here they are.  Aren't they good enough to eat?:)

Camminando in città alcuni giorni fa ho scoperto dei meravigliosi gioielli fatti a mano da Rosalba e la mamma. Potete vedere le loro creazioni qui  Siccome sono molto golosa, ho chiesto a Rosalba di farmi delle orecchine a forma di cannoli.  Eccole.

Monday, October 5, 2015


Knowing my love of ice cream, my daughter bought me a dress full of ice cream and an ice cream bag!

Visto che adoro il gelato,  per il mio compleanno mia figlia mi ha regalato un vestito di gelato e una borsa al gelato!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Accio Love Crafts

I love cupcakes. They make life sweeter and that is exactly what Accio Love Crafts does!

Accio Love Crafts ( is a shop based in the UK, that specializes in beautiful and fun nail decals, handmade jewellery and crafts. The shop owner is Fay Dixon, a lovely and talented lady who is a web designer and nail art fanatic! She also takes custom orders and ships worldwide.

The decals I am about to show you below are the Accio Love, Cupcake Love Waterslide Nail Decals and the Accio Christmas Waterslide Nail Decals.  I'm wearing the cupcake decals but stay tuned for a post on the Christmas decals!

Aren't these cupcake decals the cutest?  I feel like biting my nails now!!!

Each set of decals comes with clear, step by step instructions and I have to say that I am impressed by how easy it was to apply these decals and how they stay put...they are very long-lasting! It was my first time with waterslide decals and now I'm hooked. This shop offers a great variety of nail decals. Are you a Harry Potter fan? A junk food fan? Do you love Star Wars? How about the hunks, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds? You can have all of these at your fingertips thanks to Accio Love Crafts! :) Make sure to also check out the tasty jewelry and creative cards at Accio Love. 

Unique crafts, excellent service and speedy delivery is what Accio Love Crafts offers. And surprise, surprise: Accio Love Crafts is offering a 15%  discount to all my followers by using the following code: francescalove


Come sapete io adoro le cupcakes quindi quando ho trovato questo negozio su Etsy  sono stata contentissima.  Adesso posso portare le cupcakes con me ovunque.  Il negozio si trova in Inghilterra e appartiene a Fay Dixon una simpaticissima ragazza innamorata delle nail decals.  Il servizio è ottimo, spedisce ovunque nel mondo e le nail decals sono facilissime da mettere e durano nel tempo.  Avrete uno sconto del 15% usando questo codice:  francescalove