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Michela Marra

Scrub Your Way to Summer Skin

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Isn’t it wild how much the meaning of “Summer Body” changes throughout our lives? I remember a time when crash diets and obsession over minor cellulite practically ruled my life, and the months leading up to the season of sun were solely focused on fitting into whatever new cute swimsuit I was fantasizing about. These days, tummy toning and extreme depilatories are the furthest thing from my mind, and I don’t even remember the last time I cared about a stretchmark. Perhaps from growing a little older and wiser, perhaps coinciding with the growth of the current natural beauty movement, a Summer Body for me now means a body that is ready at all times to take a dip.

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Lazy Tips for radiant skin
Michela Marra

10 Lazy Tips for Radiant Skin

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The problem with being a super busy woman and therefore not having enough time to do anything lazy is that rather often things are left undone, or, even worse, are done wrong. Since I was young, people have told me, “if you want to be beautiful, you have to make sacrifices,” but I have always found this concept very sexist and most often responded that “I have no intention to suffer for anyone.” In truth, the point is not to make sacrifices to appear beautiful and try to become what society imposes as being aesthetically pleasing. The point is to take care of yourself, even when you are inclined not to or because you are overburdened with work.  

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Michela Marra

8 Ways To Incorporate This Delicious Oil Into Your Beauty Routine

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Its taste and smell inevitably make you think of the sea and vacation. Coconut ice cream, coconut scented sunscreen, coconut chunks buried in ice water at the bar waiting for you – the ideal fresh, quick snack – and also, my mother’s favorite coconut shampoo. As a petite madeleine of Proustian memory, (this is a literal translation, I do not know what to do with it) in short, coconut awakens my special sensations, sweet memories and relaxation. That’s why there is never a shortage in my kitchen and why when I choose a dessert after my meal, I tend to go for a delicious coconut treat. An exquisite obsession, since I started in beauty, anything coconut cyclically comes back (the latest? Coconut scented make-up).

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