All posts tagged: favourites

Silver-ing into Spring

I admit, I am absolutely crazy for any kind of print trouser, but somehow only in the summer time. I’ll hardly ever wear a printed top, the more streamlined the better, but when the sun comes out, I’ll go loco in the trouser department! Case in point: These grey and yellow graphic print trousers! The excitement over a great print can only be surpassed by the perfect separate that makes the sum of the whole even better than the 2 components. This silver Esprit top has just that star-quality. Lightweight enough to wear when things start heating up, versatility a-plenty and more than enough pizzazz to oomph every combination to date-night quality! I’m actually loving it so much I’m debating whether to get two of them, one in a smaller size for that perfect fit, and one size bigger for that casual, slouchy meets glamour look. Esprit, you never cease to amaze me!       Top: Esprit Print trousers: Talking French Shoes: Les Autres Bangles: Noppies Red nailpolish: Kure Bazaar – Rouge Flore

A Kure Bazaar Perfect Spring Pedicure

Empty the contents of my nail polish drawer, and you’ll quickly see that my stash is very much dominated by one brand, Kure Bazaar. I’ve spoken of my love for this unapologetically organic yet trendy brand before (no nasties, no chemicals, much love!), and the amount of times it has popped over here is a clear indicator of just how much I prefer their polishes to other formulas (Kure Bazaar lovin’ over here, here, here and here). I may have a stash that will last me from now till my retirement, but somehow I mostly end up going for these three for a springtime pedicure. Chloe is the passe partout, the gentle, soft, purple tinted taupe that looks good with any outfit, any skintone and every season! Feel like dipping your toes in a spring-fit folie, than Bikini & Co is a perfect match! Not pink, not too orange, not even too red, just the perfect, not-too-bright coral. Feel like taking it even one step further and really make those tippy toes pop? Then Turkoise …

Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm With Rosewood

It’s no secret that the French have long mastered the skincare game, and that French pharmacy brands are on a whole different level! Darphin, first among equals of these French pharmacy high-end treasures, has a solid base that they have been building ever since that first potion created by Pierre Darphin 60 years ago in his beauty salon on the legendary Place Vendôme. Driven by a desire to combine their knowledge of pure, effective botanical plants, aromatic care and essential oils, they have created that perfectly tuned, cohesive series of products that just beguilingly invite you to have that spa experience in the comfort of your own bathroom. Not only offering luxurious textures that far surpass the normal French pharmacy offering, Pierre Darphin himself created several skin-sculpting and massaging techniques that not only boost the performance of the Darphin products, but also keep your skin glowing and healthy. Off course nothing beats a pampering session in the luxurious surroundings of the Darphin Spa, but on those days that Paris just isn’t an option, I like …

The ones I just can’t do without!

We all have our favourites. you know, those products that get used far more than any other, the ones you just can’t do without, the ones that are that failsafe option for those moments you’re in a rush, feeling insecureor plainly uninspired. Despite the overflow of make up in my bathroom drawers (I’ve got enough colours to paint rainbows till the end of times), these are the beloved, the ones I’ll never be able to do without. Repurchase guaranteed! Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base: My primer numero uno! Not necessarily intended as a primer by the hotshots at Clinique, but this fluid keeps my redness at bay whilst at the same time making my make up last longer than a snow cone on the North Pole. Double win! Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara and Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque: At any given time, you’ll find 3 or 4 mascara’s in my make up bag, but this one takes the cake. Intense ink-black colour, va-va-voom volume and the perfect curl make my eyes look like …

Procrastination Central – My Favourite Tumblr Hangouts

“Queen of Procrasstination“. That should be my official title! Really, my time-wasting powers are epic and incredibly well trained. Reading mails and tweets when I should be reseaching, WhatsApp’ing my friends when I should be taking product pictures and to top it all, endlessly scrolling Tumblr acounts when I should be putting pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard), coming up with new posts and content. Many a draft is still stuck in my draft folder because I got lost in the deep, dark depths of my favourite Tumblr pages. That is, until yesterday, when, in the midst of such a gigantic time-wasting Tumblr trip, I had a lightbulb moment, and figured “Why not share these beloved pages that steal so much of my time, and let you join in on my prefereed way of efficiently being inefficient!” Online Stylist: Amanda’s blog and Tumblr have been a severe addiction of mine ever since discovering her little spot on the internet a lttle over a year ago. Stylish, down to earth, breathtaking images, and best of …