Monday, July 29, 2013

Who is Jesse Jessen?


Jesse Jessen is a self-taught musician, virtuous guitarist, singer and actor. Actually after listening to his tracks (entirely played -including guitar, bass, drums, piano-, sung, recorded and arranged by himself), you will be probably thinking 'how's possible that he has not received a formal music education?'. Well, hands down it is. Do you want me to amaze you even more? All his music is recorded at home with the most basic equipment possible (a laptop and a medium-range 'Cakewalk by Roland' USB Audio Capture), besides every song has been composed, recorded and produced in one single day. No joke. This is what makes this guy so inspiring and noteworthy. No, that's not all. He has shown to be able to create songs from Jazz to R&B and Hip-Hop, from Blues to Progressive Rock, he never stops, he simply lets his imagination run free. He seems not to have limits, he has got technique and creativity, talent and an exquisite taste. Jesse is a visionary musician, a colorful spirit that's gradually turning from a graceful smart wise man into a Guru. Every track has its own personality, shade, life. It could appear impossible that such a variety of sounds and styles comes from the soul of a single person, but as I told you it is the unequivocal truth. He is a geminis, he can easily range from the sweetness of 'Forever yours' or 'More than this' to the gloomy Jazz Blues fusion atmosphere of 'Darkest Place' and the emotional rock intensity of 'Alone'. One thing is clear, Jesse's music is never boring and always conveys deep feelings and sensations to the listener. Good feelings intermingled with bad ones, because life is like that and he hides nothing, he is straight and clear like his music. 

Here I'll leave you the links to his delightful music:  


Friday, July 26, 2013

#62 Aphorism of the week: Life

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, 
so a well used life brings happy death. 
Leonardo da Vinci

Photo by Guardian

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Stream of Consciousness...

Because sometimes all I need to do is speak my mind, as I'd do with a psychologist listening to me. 
Sometimes I hardly believe that this society will get out of the chaos that itself has been creating through the years. Unstoppable fears, humans getting mad. Though I strongly believe in the beauty and uniqueness of every living being, nowadays it's hard to perceive it through the multiple covers we have created. That old man is begging after 40 years of hard work, is it fair? I am one of those 'freakies' who think that a radical change within humanity would be possible only with a huge catastrophe or a global epiphany. People just need to relearn to open their eyes and see things as they are, it's such an incredibly simple turned difficult action. Hey you, just wake up, it's not all about the dirty papers you got in your wallet. I'd like to stop people in the streets, take them strongly by their arms and seriously look straight in their eyes and only say two short words: 'wake up', eventually smile and go away. I'm sure this simple action would make them truly use their brain just for a few seconds. What a crazy woman, well surely I could make my life better, but it's ok like this, let's go on. 
-Only the fear I felt when I was fighting cancer made me realize what was going wrong in my life and taking actions- You see? It's all about dread, reaching the point in which you gotta choose, go for it or waive. Good job boy, in either case you have accomplished your duty, you've made a choice. A wrinkled woman scrabbling in the rubbish dumpster in search for her dinner, is that ok for you? 53 billions land animals are slaughtered every year worldwide for the meat and dairy industries. None of these deaths are necessary in any way... Caress your beloved pet while eating a bit of one of his fellows...
Is it fair to you?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

#61 Aphorism of the week: Failure

I have not failed.
I've just found 10.000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison

Photo by Socialphy

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Natural Beauty Wishlist (^-^)

Everyone in the natural cosmetics environs is talking about Antipodes, a New Zealand organic brand, but I personally have never taken the risk to purchase something. 
Why am I talking about taking risks? Simply because it's a pretty expensive brand. It is very appealing, its products have high ratings on the web, but I still consider these cosmetics to be exaggeratedly high priced. For these reason, Grapeseed Butter Cleanser is on my wishlist of the products that call my attention but I probably won't ever get. 
Let's just take a look at the ingredients: 

Olea europaea (olive oil), butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), cera alba (beeswax), phormium tenax (harakeke) oil, cocos nucifera (coconut oil), oenothera biennis (evening primrose oil), aqua, silica, lavandula officinalis (lavender) oil, theobroma cocao (cocoa) butter, vitis viniferia (grapeseed) extract, tocopherol, matricaria chamomilla (chamomile) extract, hibiscus sabdarifa (hibiscus) flower extract, fragrance 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A'kin Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil


Ok I've been a dumb again, but I had to try it! A'kin Rosehip Oil has so many good reviews on the web that I told myself 'maybe it's worth to try it out!' and I did. Let me tell you just one thing, this bottle just contains 23ml of simple rosehip oil, nothing else. I thought that perhaps the quality of the oil could have been notable, but you can't really tell. At least is it good? Yes, like every pure rosehip oil that I've tried, as I said in the past is one of my favorite multipurpose vegetal oils. By the way I wouldn't recommend to buy this, because you could find the same quality at a cheaper price. For example Aroma-Zone's one costs 11.50€ for 100 ml against more than 15€ for 23ml of A'kin's one. There is no comparison, I'm sorry, when it comes to good value for money, Aroma-Zone wins hands down!  ;) 


Monday, July 8, 2013

Rambocelli, the singing hero!


Guess what? Another rescue, another story. This time the protagonist is the little guy portrayed above, doesn't he look like a smart scamp? :) 
Well, he got almost eaten by my mother's dog Trudy. My mum was walking when she saw that Trudy caught something with her mouth. So my mum realized she was trying to eat that poor tiny creature and made her spit it. The small bird looked dead already, but suddenly he started to sing so aloud to make everyone aware he was good :) 
My mother took him home and tried to feed him, without any great result (he was probably only a few weeks old). I had to give him a name as I always do, to remember him forever: Rambocelli (Rambo because he is a hero, Bocelli because he was singing all the time!). 
He stayed at home for just one day, because the day after my mum placed him on the balcony and his mother came to pick him up, for real. That's why we opened the cage and he quickly flew on a tree. 
He has been lucky and I've been lucky to be part of this new rescue :) 


Friday, July 5, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Everyday Minerals' Concealers

My first Everyday Minerals' concealer was Aussie Perk Me Up, I liked the effect and went for two others, here we go! :D Aussie Perk Me Up is not a real concealer actually, I'd define it a great under-eye illuminator. It is a pearly light cream shade, ideal to illuminate fair to light skin tones, I wouldn't recommend it to darker ones because it could give an ashy result. I also recommend not to use it directly on the under-eye circle because it won't hide it and moreover will again give a greysh effect, not so healthy right? 
Then I decided to get the best seller Multi-tasking concealer, and here I got the disappointment. It is a great concealer, but the shade is too neutral for my warm fair skintone. It is just not for me, or I might use it to cover circles and then apply a yellowish powder to balance, but this is too hard work! :D ...So you might love it if you have a light skintone, with pink or neutral undertones, in that case go for it! 
My latest new entry is the Carnauba Concealer in 'fair', yes this is my man! The shade is perfect and it doesn't dry out my-already-dry skin around the eyes. I'd say the quality is also slightly better than the one of his brother multi-tasking, because it adheres better to the skin and lasts longer (surely thanks to the adding of carnauba wax to the formula). 

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