When I noticed at the start of this year my first two fine lines around the eyes, I freaked out and decided that it was time to add specific eye care products to my skin-care routine.
After a bit of research, I decided to try 2 products from Lancôme: the Bi-Facil makeup remover (voted “Best Beauty Buy 2014″ by InStyle and often described as the holy grail of eye makeup remover) and the Visionnaire Eye Corrector, an eye cream which claims to help fight 2 common eye problems, wrinkles and dark circles.
But not any kind of rain. City rain. And more precisely London rain.
This is the type of smell that inspired Jo Malone to create its new limited edition of fragrances: the London Rain collection.
The collection contains 4 different colognes, each denoting a different kind of rainy weather, from romantic and intense rainy mornings to wild rainstorms at night. Continue reading
Max Factor makes some of the best budget mascaras on the market so I am always quite excited when they release a new one. And their new “Excess Volume Extreme Impact” mascara, launched this year, promised to be, despite its long complicated name, a really interesting product.
Seaweed baths are a big tradition in Ireland which I meant to try for a while. So when I had a particularly bad week the other week, I decided that it was time to do just that: take 30 minutes out for myself and indulge in a deeply relaxing and detoxifying bath treatment.
I decided to try Voya, a company based on the wild Atlantic coast of Strandhill, Sligo in Ireland known to produce the finest organic seaweed Continue reading
I recently got engaged and could not wait to try out the new fragrance created last year by Atkinsons, the historic English fragrance house.
Originally founded in 1799, Atkinsons was the personal perfumer of the royal family and you can see this in the royal purple theme and coat of arms decorating their bottles.
The composition of the Nuptial Bouquet is based on the flowers that Queen Victoria carried in her wedding bouquet: violet (traditional in a wedding bouquet), lily of the valley (which I like very much), myrtle and white sandalwood. The scent is extremely feminine, youthful and crisp - very springtime.
It doesn’t have to be just a wedding scent but is really for anyone who loves their perfume light, floral and fresh and wants to remind themselves the story of this royal romance and the young Victoria, madly in love with her dear Albert!
Nuptial Bouquet, Atkinsons, 100ml, £95
I was about to go to Boots to buy a stock of my regular boring hair ties when I discovered a really interesting new brand : MyKitsch.com
My Kitsch is a US brand making cool hair ties. The brand is all about music festival, summer fun, peace and love. Exactly the sort of vibe I need right now.
Plus the hair ties are so adorable that people wear them as bracelet too!
Have a look.
The weather’s been so lovely in London these last days that I felt like taking a break from beauty posts and share with you these really nice pictures from One Kings Lane.
One Kings Lane is my favourite interior design shop. Everything they sell is chic and joyful and they always give a lot of great decorations tips and ideas. For spring this month, they have a special “Spring Refresh” interior decoration serie. Have a look!
I always loved a good face mask and recently became crazy with sheet masks.
Sheet masks are these strange looking masks, typically in cotton or fiber sheets, which are pre-cut into the shape of your face and soaked in liquid formulas to treat the skin. Wearing them feels a bit like taking part in a horror movie (tough to wear if your boyfriend is around). Korean beauty girls love them. They are one of the most effective new ways to inject good ingredients into your skin. A great new thing. Continue reading
With spring coming up, I was looking for a new natural and refreshing routine to wash off my face when I came across these cleansing oils.
The thing that I love about oil cleansing is that it is one of the most efficient ways to deeply remove make up and impurities while infusing the skin with moisturing ingredients and vitamins.
The best part is the little massage you need to give to your skin in order to make oils work. I really feel that massaging my skin helps keep it toned and super clean.
If you never tried before, try it! Oil cleansing will rock your skin world!
I am very well aware of the benefits of beetroots and carrots on my general health and skin in particular. But I just don’t like eating them.
That’s why I was very happy this week to discover the “Raw Vegetable Mueslis” of Primrose’s Kitchen.
These mueslis are packed with natural goodies like ginger, apple, chia seeds and milk thistle, and contain a minimum of 23% of carrots or beetroots (miracle!)
Primrose Kitchen carefully slow dried them to maintain all the enzymes and essential vitamins and minerals and uses organic raw agave nectar and virgin coconut oil instead of heavy oils and refined sugars.
Eating vegetables has never been easier!
Do you find your nails are looking rubbish lately? If you have been constantly wearing nail polish this winter, it is time to think about a nail rehab. A few days sans verni will do the trick but if you feel you need an extra boost, cut your nails as short as they will go and start this 5-steps recovery program. Continue reading
I recently discovered Body Deli, a new brand from LA which makes skin and body care products based on raw, organic superfood ingredients.
Formulated with powerful detoxifier ingredients like kale, spinach wheatgrass and sea vegetables, this detoxifying scrub is a powerful tool to help the body release toxins from the skin and lymphatic system and activate the body’s natural detoxification process.
The perfect recipe for a strong antioxidant and detoxifying treatment under the shower in the morning. Loving it!
Green Detox – Sprouted Mineral Greens Detoxifying Sea Salt Body Scrub,
£28 available on www.abeautifulworld.co.uk
I was at John Lewis the other day when I discovered a really cool new drink: green tea matcha powder mixed with apple juice.
I always wished I drunk matcha powder instead of normal green tea since it is so much better for your health (matcha tea leaves are grown under shade to increase its chlorophyll content and, since it is presented as a fine powder which dissolves in your tea, you actually get to drink it all its benefits as opposed to normal brewed leaves). I never liked it though because of its strong taste. But mixed with freshly squeeze or a good organic fresh apple juice, this is just heaven and I already feel that this mega antioxidant formula is making wonders on me. Just the perfect energy boost I needed these days!