Aug 25, 2015

FIVE TIPS FOR A CLEAR SKIN IN A FEW MONTHS

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My skin has been in an incredible condition recently. One year ago, or even just a few month back, I would never have thought that my skin could change that much in such a short period of time. At some point, I had blemishes all over my forehead and cheeks, and very dark purple scaring all over my jaw area due to past breakouts. Today, most part of my skin is completely cleared out from massive breakouts, even though I still have some red marks on my cheeks area. I achieved that by following a few tips that I want to share with you today.

1. CHOSE A SKINCARE ADAPTED TO YOUR SKIN TYPE - And use it diligently. I have oily skin and acne prone skin. Since I found the La Roche Posay cream for oily skin rennovation and the Effaclar Duo + my skin has litterally changed. No more breakouts, and let me tell you it is a whole new world. I would recommend the Effaclar Duo to any of you suffering from breakouts. You just apply it on your pimple and it will be gone the next morning.  The other very positive point of this cream is the price. For such a good result, it is definetly affordable. 

2. EXFOLIATE - People tend to say you should exfoliate once of twice a week. I feel the need to do it on an everyday basis, especially since I am living in a big city now I need to give to my skin that daily extra cleaning. I am currently using the Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub from The Body Shop. I absolutely love it, especially in summer since it really help to refresh your skin after a long day out in the sun. However I would stick to once or twice a week tho if you have sensitive skin. Exfoliating will help get all of the dead skin and dirts out of your skin and will leave you with a fresh and smooth face. 

3. DRINK WATER, STAY HYDRATED - Water is a good skin best friend. Try to drink as much water as you can, it will help to brighten your complexion and you will get the real natural glow from within that we all try to recreate with highlighter. It is also good for your overall health and will help you eliminate toxines in your all body. 

4. TAKE ONE NO MAKE UP DAY IN THE WEEK - I know it can be hard for a lot of us. Recently I spend at least one day each week at home working on my thesis so I don't feel the need to wear make up. If you get the chance, try to let your skin breathe, or use a lightweight base, such as a CC cream, or a tinted moisturizer.  

5. EAT CLEAN - Diet is key to get a good skin. Try to avoid to eat too much processed food, don't have too many dairy products since they tend to favorise breakouts, and eat a lot of fruits ansd vegetable. However, I am not on that vegan all crazy healthy food trend. I go to Mac Donald, I eat junk time to time so keep in mind that you have to treat yourself once in a while. Something I would however not recommend is smocking. Even if you don't see the effect immediatly, believe me your skin is going to kindly remind you your mistakes in a few years. 

Aug 5, 2015

CLINIQUE POPPY POP - The perfect summer lips

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Say Hello to my new lipstick range obsession. As you might know I do love high end lipsticks. I love to treat myself with one time to time. Among my favourite, the YSL Rouge Volupte and the NARS Audacious lipsticks. After the Clinique Pop lipsticks were released, I was immediatly attracted by their unique packaging. The bottom part is matching the lipstick color and the cap is silver with the brand name engraved in it. I just love how cute they look and I think it is very different from any other packaging. The color selection of the range was also very me, because they carry a lot of plum and everyday nude lipsticks. Totally different from what you're seeing on the picutre right? 

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In fact, after going to the Clinic corner I swatched a few of the 16 shades available. The nudes are absolutely lovely and I was about to get the number 14, Plum Pop. But then, I remind myself that I just purchased the NARS Audacious lipstick in Anna not even a month ago and started to swatch a few of their brighter shades. I saw that lovely bright orange right in the middle of all of the color selection. I swatched it once and felt in love right away! Plus I am totally missing on bright coral-orange colors in my lipstick collection. Poppy Pop is a really nice orange that will match perfectly any tan skin. I wore it today and the formula is so creamy and non drying and the finish is more like a satin finish. The lasting power is not incredible, but if you don't mind reapplying your lipstick through the day, definetly give them a go. 


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Aug 2, 2015

COCONUT OIL - My 5 favourite way to use it

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Coconut oil is one of those 100% natural product that claims to be the solution to all of your beauty trouble. Unless the fact that it apparently help to lose weight, coconut oil will help you through many beauty issues that bother you in your daily life. I would recommend you to pick a raw and organic coconut oil to really get the most of its natural propriety. Here are my five favourite ways to use that miracle product.

1. Weekly hair mask  - Coconut oil is well known to help hair to grow out. It is also gonna help your hair be shinnier and stronger. The way I like to use it is I took a few scoop of coconut oil that I melt into my hand and apply on my dry hair. I let it set for at least two hours or over night if I can once or twice a week. I then shampoo and condition my hair and you will really feel like it is smoother and shinner the next day. After a few weeks I also noticed my hair to be longer.

2. Take of your make up - I found myelf out of make up remover a few days ago, and I was just too lazy to go to the convinience store and wasn't really ready to spend a crazy amount on a pack of 5 make up wipes. I then thought that oil was a good way to remove make up and my coconut oil was there, starring at me. I took a tiny amount that I melted into my hand and rubbed it onto my face. Looked like a clown for sure, but it really helped to take off my make up that night. If you want a perfect result, mix your coconut oil with a bit of almond oil.

3. Hydrate your body - I love to use coconut oil especially in the summer to hydrate my skin. I put a tiny bit on my legs and arms and it leaves my skin very smooth and totally hydrated. If you don't like to use oil, you can whiped your coconut oil of a few minutes and you will end up with a nice fluffy texture that will look like a body butter.

4. Lip balm - Still on the hydrating side of things, I love putting a bit of coconut oil on my lips every night. First, if you like coconut, this might be the best tasting balm ever. Then once again, it is gonna plump and moisturize your lips through the night and they will be lipstick ready the next morning.

5. Anti cellulite - We girls, are often bother with cellulite especially at this time of the year when we want to chill by the pool or at the beach. If you suffer from cellulite, use coconut oil and massage it on your trouble areas. It will help reduce it in the most natural way and you won't have to spend hundred of dollars on miracle creams anymore. 

Jul 27, 2015

HAIR INSPIRATION - Bohemian braids

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I think I have never done any hair inspiration post before, mostly because when it comes to styling my hair, I am everything but creative. I usually wear my hair down and straight, but now with the crazy hot weather, I sometimes like to braid it. Especially since I now have a new obsession for hats, and I love the boho look you can achieve by pairing them with messy fishtails braids. I wish I was skilled enough to reproduce some of these gorgeous hairstyles, but anyway I don't think I would be able to get such awesome result, since my hair is definetly not thick enough! However I have a new hair care routine that I can't wait to share with you that really helped my hair to grow out and get healthier.  

Jul 24, 2015

WE'RE NUDE FOR THE SUMMER

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Ok I guess baby blue is not considered as nude, but let's pretend nude and pastel are just the same thing. First of all, let me tell you that I was sick and stuck in bed for the past two days. And I hate being sick ! Today I can finally move from my bed and be a normal humain being, getting dressed, doing my make up, even if I still looking like a phoetus when I am writing those lines or basically just eating something without crying because my throat hurts me like hell. First thing I felt like doing after those two days in bed was writing something here (and go to pick up something from Starbucks, because I am obsessed) and my Essie collection was right next to me. I have already blogged about "Something Blue, Something Borrowed" a few weeks ago which was my first Essie purchased. Since then I got two new babies and they are both from the bride collection (at least here in Japan). The beige nude one is "Bride to Be". It is a classic nude color, I would say it is more a beige brown kind of nude, don't expect it to come out like a nude pink on your nails it is definetly not in that range of colour. To get a full opacity you will need to apply 3 coats. It is gonna make your nails look very clean and it is the perfect polish for work. The lovely baby pink one is called "Romper Room" and is by far my favourite recently, I am wearing it non stop since it matches every outfit I am wearing. For a full opacity I would recommend 3 coats too, even if you could be ok with only 2. I think my next Essie purchase will be a red, either it is a bright red, a pink red or a deep red, so if you have any recommendation, let me know in the comments down below. Have a nice week end! 

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