All posts tagged: aesop

My morning skincare routine

A while ago I spoke of a skincare routine experiment that hideously went wrong (check it here), and while most of the products in that routine were really good for Autumn, I decided to switch things up a bit and tailor it a bit more to what my skin needs at the moment. Winter is here (it finally started snowing a few days ago!), so soothing, protecting and hydrating are what I’m all about these days. A few tweaks here and there might be a bit of an understatement, most products have been replaced by richer versions, like a snuggly sweater and a cashmere scarf for my skin, all rolled into one. Taking over from the Radical¬†Hydrating Cleanser is the 001 Skincare Exfoliating and Conditioning Cleanser*, which, though less hyrating, is a lot more soothing and balancing, with an added exfoliation to boost (so one less product to use and a minute longer in bed!). A triple performer:¬†it completely eliminates all that morning puffiness, it relaxes and calms my skin and somehow manages to give …

Beauty hotspot – Fin du jour

The promise of the discovery of a new skincare brand combined with the exploration of a new beauty haven lured me to Ghent last weekend, and whilst it had been a while since my last visit to this fair city, it was a long overdue one. I’ll tell you more about the skincare in tomorrow’s post (I can already tell you it’s a good ‘un, once more the Scandinavian prove that less is more), Equally impressive, if not more, was the beauty hotspot where the presentation was held. Proving that Antwerp and Brussels is not the only Belgian cities, Fin Du Jour is firmly placing Ghent on the map as the place to be for exclusive, hard to find, luxurious, quality beauty brands. This beauty trove is lovingly owned and curated by Miriam Rouw, beautiful inside and out, who after a career in law, decided to pursue her dreams and open her own boutique. Besides selecting those unique brands, she did a beautiful job in decoration the job, choosing a calmng, white colour scheme that …