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!
When Emma Elwick-Bates, the super stylish shopping editor of British Vogue, came to speak at our school last year, I could not help but stare at the pile of Hermes enamel bangles she had on her wrist.
Everything that Hermes does is of course absolutely exquisite but I loved the way Emma styled them: she just wore like at least 5 or 6 of them at the same time. All the same. The simple ones. Just in different colours.
Of course not everyone can afford 5 Hermes bangles.. including me. So when I discovered that Halcyons Days was doing enamel bangles just as amazing as the Hermes ones but for 1/4 of the price.. I was in heaven.
So yes, this year, all I want for St Valentine is at least one bangle from Halcyons Days.. to hopefully start my own little collection too.
Have a look!
I recently discovered a new yoga class which I adore: the “Full Moon” and the “New Moon” classes at Triyoga.
The class takes place when it is either the full moon or instead the new moon and mixes yoga and meditation to make you reflect on the things which you just did and achieved the previous month (Full Moon Class) or instead on the new objectives you want to set for yourself for the new month ahead (New Moon Class).
I tried the New Moon class so far and it was really cool. The teacher explained that each month is a chance to experience a fresh start and set new intentions for things we would like to create. He invites you to draw energy and inspiration from the energy of the new moon and also explains that the goals you want to set yourself for the new month can be general or instead match the traits of the sign that month.
I loved it!
Full or New Moon Gong Baths Classes, £20
I was joking with my friend today about the fact that men – I mean our boyfriends – are just so slow to propose. My boyfriend proposed after 6 years of relationship (and only because I insisted a lot!) while her boyfriend still had not despite her dropping several, many hints. So when I saw this ice cube tray on internet tonight, I immediately thought about her and our discussion. Ladies: to anyone who hopes to get engaged this year, I recommend spending Saint Valentine at home. The appetizer? A martini served with a diamond ring ice cube.
The message could not be clearer.. right?
I often die my hair with chemical products so was very happy to receive this month a sample of HairMed’s new treatment: a specialised rinse-out serum aimed at remineralising hair.
My favourite make up at Paris Couture Week this year was the sensational sparkling eyes that Peter Philips created for Chanel:
A thick, matt black eye liner on the upper lid and sparkling glitter liner on the lower!
Have a look at these gorgeous backstage pics and make sure you stock up on glitter liners this summer. The trend is announced to be huge!
I recently got engaged so have been looking for wedding invitations quite in detail lately.
I thought I’d share with you a couple of beautiful ideas I saw!
The Eau de Cologne Impériale from Guerlain turned 160, making it one of the oldest perfume bottles in the world! Continue reading
I have been obsessing lately over the perfect pyjamas (something symbolic of my level of activity this month..) when I fell across the “Coco” from Olivia von Halle.
I knew Olivia von Halle’s super chic pyjamas line (if you do not know her yet, have a look at her website – the ad campaigns are super nice) and could not resist falling in love when I saw this special model inspired by the one Coco Chanel used to borrow from her lover in the 1920s (and featured on Audrey Tautou in Coco Avant Chanel).
By the way: did you know that it was Coco Chanel who made this type of pyjamas available for women – before her, women were only wearing these sort of nightdresses which I hate because I like to wear something on my legs when lounging at home… One more reason to love her!
Coco Pyjama Set, £210
I never ever dieted in my life… till last month.
While working at Vogue in December, the team received a pack of juices from a juice cleanse company. It was 10.30 am, I had a nice breakfast so was not particularly hungry. However, I am one of those persons who can not refuse free food (or in this case “juice”) so, since I got the chance to try them, I grabbed one, thinking it would be a nice juice in addition to my normal meals.
1.00 pm came, I was not feeling hungry. I was quite amused to feel this way as I normally never miss a meal. But since I really was not hungry, I decided to wait till I feel hungry later. When I felt slightly hungry later around 4pm, instead of eating solid food, I took another juice. And so forth.. till 48 hours later.
Not only was I surprised to discover that I was one of these persons actually capable of “juicing” but I also got to understand why people do it: because you DO FEEL ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Really I felt like running a marathon, I was so full of energy, I felt sort of under ecstasy..
I thought a lot about it and concluded that there must 3 reasons why I felt this way:
- since you do not eat solid food, your stomach and intestines do not have to do their digestion work – no digestion to make you feel heavy or sleepy (anyone ever felt heavy and sleepy on their desk right after lunch at 2 pm?)
- the juices are extracted from the most energetic vegetables and fruits that exist (kale, spinach, carrots, etc) – basically it is like drinking pure shots of vitamin C, D etc. No wonder you feel a boost of energy!
- I immediately felt more skinny in my jeans and realised after that I had lost almost 2 kilos. I also never had a flat stomach in my life (I am more of a “curvy” girl) and that, by itself, made me feel so happy. Though I do have to say that you will gain back the weight. Juice cleanse is to detox your intestines and liver, it is not a diet.
Since that day, I completely changed my mind about juice cleanse and am now swearing by the virtue of a (short) juice cleanse here and then in the year. All I want to do is do another one soon!
In my next post, I am going to tell you which juice cleanse company I tried and which one does the best cleanse in my opinion. Stay tune!