TRAVELING BEAUTY PRODUCTS: WHAT I TOOK WITH ME IN MARRAKESH

It is Thursday again and as promised, I am sharing with you every Thursday until Christmas, some of my favorite beauty products & jewelry – as Christmas gift inspiration. I am currently in Marrakech for a week holiday and what’s best to share my favourite traveling beauty products?

Today I am sharing with you my favourite traveling beauty products you can take on a summer holiday in winter. It can make a great gift for your mum, sis or friend who loves to travel!

These are my currently favourite traveling beauty products I took with me to Marrakech:

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Origins Three Part Harmony Day/Night Eye Cream Duo: This one is for me one of the best traveling beauty products solution to save in space but not in quality.  You find two separate eye creams (Day and Night) all in one jar. I love this cream because my skin is really dry at the moment and the creams are thick and very moisturizing and hydrating. They are quickly absorbing into my skin and don’t leave any oily feel! Swiss clinic -Skin roller: Excellent product! I recently start using the roller each night before sleep, every second week, and I could see results after few days already! It’s important to use the roller in several directions: horizontal, vertical and diagonal for a better result. If you haven’t seen the video we produced for Swiss Clinic a few weeks ago, you can watch it on my InstagramSwiss clinic – Serum: The Rejuvenating Serum is full of Vitamin E , helps skin regeneration, healing and smoothes dry and cracked skin.  It contains beta-glucans, hydroxyprolislane N and vitamin C for its positive effect on skin tone and glow. The serum is very hydrating and calming and I use it after I roll my face with the skin roller. My skin feels calmed and refreshed after I apply it. Ultrasun SPF 30 Face: Protecting my skin is very important that´s why when it comes down to sun creams I love Ulrasun. If you have sensitive skin this cream protects your skin very well and moisturise it as well. One application will protect your face skin all day and your sun tan will stays longer! Ultrasun SPF 50 Baby: A good choice for kids like Emma, who don’t like to being rubbed down regularly with sun cream. Same as with the facial cream protection- one application in the morning is enough! The cream has a thick consistency good for humid, tropical climates. No perfume or oil minerals added and it´s water resistant! Tom Ford Cheek colour: The powder itself is very finely milled and has a smooth and velvety feel. The pigmentation actually does not come out as strong as I was expecting it, but is sophisticated and surprisingly edgy and wearable. I love the colour especially when I have some tan so I like to take it with me on holiday! Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad: The set of shades is a warm-toned with a  bit of metallic finish. All four shades has  good pigmentation, blended out nicely, and lasts really long even without primer. They are smooth and easy to work with – great for anyone who does not like much blending. Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 25: I love this lip balm! It goes on very smoothly and hydrates my lips perfectly for long time. The big plus is that provides protection for my lips because it contains coconut oil and lemon butter, combined with broad spectrum SPF 25 sunscreen. Definetly my must have product on holiday since I don’t like to pack too much make up and feel as free as possible but still looking good! OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go: This product is a must have for me and for the little cute package I can take it easily anywhere. Actually it’s all year long in my beauty bag! Formulated with vitamin E and avocado making a perfect moisturization for your cuticles. BarePRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation: This is a very light foundation so it is really good if you travel to destination where is hot. I like how light and compact it is – the foundation matches my skin tone almost perfectly  and gives a nice feathered look. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation Stick: If you are looking for coverage which gives you natural look this is the one. The stick is super easy to work with and great if you travel because of the size. If I try to achieve a more natural look I usually mark few stripes on my face and blend it all over my face. The coverage is nice and natural and because the foundation is light your skin still feels like it can breath.     SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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BEAUTY PRODUCTS & JEWELLERY AS BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS – PART 1

Personally, I think there’s no better gift than giving things I am already familiar with, so I know I can go no wrong! This season, I am putting together for you, three Christmas gift posts with my favourite beauty products & jewellery in the hope this can make your gifts research a little easier!

I am going to be sharing with you, each Thursday of December until Christmas, some of my  favourite beauty products & jewellery items I am loving and wearing at the moment. You can use it as inspiration for a nice gift for your sisters, mum, bestie, mother in laws.. and all the girls around you! All products are amazing, from every price point and my favourites at the moment and I believe that will make happy any of your beloved girls!

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Why I am loving these beauty products & jewellery: Le Rouge Perfecto Givenchy: I recently tried this lip balm (it works as a lipstick) and immediately became part of my every day beauty bag. It gives a lovely natural pink tint to my lips and incredibly hydrates and softens up. It’s perfect when you go for the ‘no-makeup-look’ because creates lovely, glowy lips. Also I find it reasonably long lasting and the packaging is so chic! Be Legendary Liquid Pigment Lipstick Smashbox: I wear this one for an evening out or when I normally go to events. It gives me the full coverage of a lipstick so I can enjoy a nice drink or dinner without it fading away and gives me the high shine of a gloss in a single coat! Christian Louboutin Bikini Questa Sera ParfumeI am loving the oriental floral touch! As a floral lover I love the scent of this parfume. The packaging is so elegant and the smell is quite sophisticated. The mix of paradisone, green nectars, jasmin and sandalwoon gives you the most feminine feeling. Lancôme Rôsy Plump: What I like about this lip gloss is the element of  menthol that gives my lips a cooling effect. It gives you a beautiful shine and I use it in two ways. Either on top of the lipstick to make my lips shine or without when it naturally improves the colour of my lips. If you wear it without lisptick you can feel how moisturised your lips are, even after some time you put it on. And I love the nude colour. Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil Kiehl’s: I am somewhat obsessed when it comes down to skin care products and I’ve been loving this cleaning oil from Kiehl’s long time now! It is rich enough to remove gently even waterproof make-up completely from my face. My skin is clean and feels soft and hydrated every night after I use it. I can tell that the quality of product is high. I love how is my skin is bright and blowy after every use plus the botanical oil smell is amazing. Le Labo Body Cream: Le Labo is vegan, a plant based formula cream with reparing and moisturizing effect. The cream consistency is thick and buttery made from avocado, shea butter and coconut oil. It makes my body skin extra hydrated which I love especially in winter season. Easily it became part of my daily routine after my shower and it looks amazing displayed in my new bathroom. Le Labo Basil Shower Gel: Same as the body cream this shower gel is a plant based vegan product. It is made with sesame, rosemary and sunflower oil that acts as an antioxidant. My skin is feeling fresh and soft and smells of fresh basil with citrusy tones of Verbena. Dyson Supersonic: There’s no doubt the Dyson Supersonic is a fantastic hair dryer and honestly I have no idea how I made it before without it. My hair feels softer and looks way better since I start to using it. If you’re someone with challenging hair, or just someone who uses a hair dryer every day the price is worth it! It’s incredibly quiet and dries my hair in less then 10 minutes.  The design is slick and modern and it is easy to handle and carry with me when I travel. Kenzo World Eau De Parfume Intense: I love the bottle in the shape of the most recognisable Kenzo eye. It’s a playful and dynamic floral scent which combines peony, jasmine, and radiant ambrosian crystals. It’s the perfect every day perfume! Bvlgari goldea the roman night: The new fragrance from Bvgari is simply amazing. I love the combination of sweet-acid mulberries, intensely fragrant nightmare flowers, tuberose, roses, and exotic black pivonies. The entire composition is layered on a musky, powdered base which gives you powerful feeling. A truly magic perfume which embraces and exalts the senses, dedicated to sensual women in an elegant bottle. Sex on Fire Blusher: Cheek to Chic Blusher | Charlotte Tilbury: Sex on Fire Blush is an amazing make-up product to achieve an healthy and glowy look. The formula is soft and creamy so the application is super easy. My cheeks look healthy and naturally pink – what I like in a blush. It is a soft and super pigmented combination with a luminous finish. Viktor & Rolf – Flowerbomb Bloom’ eau de toiletteThis is the perfume I’ve been using the longest so far. It’s a slightly lighter Flowerbomb scent which is perfect for the upcoming spring. Even though the fragrance is quite sweet,  it’s not too sickly and after applying the initial sweetness gives way to a slightly musky smell. Another one perfect for every day wearing. I love the design of the bottle which makes a beautiful accessory in my bathroom. Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G in STONED ROSE: I love matte lispticks and this one from Charlotte Tribuny is perfect. It has a beautiful warm coral rose colour plus its long-lasting which are both qualities I adore in a lipstick. It has a super hydrating formula and protects your lips from UV damage and fighting oxidative stress.     SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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BEHIND THE SCENE OF MY SHOOT FOR KIEHL’S #MYBEDSIDETABLE CAMPAIGN

Many of you probably don’t know that beside my personal style blog, I’ve also been working as a stylist/content creator the past year. The styling and photography side of my job is the part I enjoy the most. I love creating digital images for brands beside the ones I daily shoot for my personal blog and Instagram. This time, it’s been a bit of a special campaign, since Kiehl’s is a brand I normally use myself and I am extremely happy of the impact I had on my skin with the Kiehl’s Midnight recovery concentrate.

I shoot this campaign for Kiehl’s at my place and it’s called My Bedside Table (you can follow the #mybedsidetable # on Instagram for more images). The campaign is about one of the Kiehls best-sellers, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a real must have on our bedside table! The styling was all about the essentials we all need before our day ends and you can find the full campaign on @kiehlsnl Instagram and soon printed in their Benelux stores.

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If you haven’t ever tried the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery it’s a serum which works at night when our skin is the most receptive to recover. It’s produced from a mixture of natural oils, including naturally enriched lavender, teunis flower oil and squalan. Since I’ve been using it every night, my skin feels restored, revitalised and much smoother. I feel like waking up to a healthier skin every morning and it became easily part of my night skin routine!

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The Midnight Recovery Concentrate has completely improved my evening routine! I am very pleased with how my skin looks and feel now. On top of that, I love the dark blue and gold packaging and it smells wonderful! Seriously, a miracle worker!


Created in collaboration with Kiehl’s. Story, styling, photography and creative direction my own.

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MY NEW SKINCARE ROUTINE WITH MY BLEND

This year my resolution was to take a better care of my skin.. and I am happy to say that is going quite well so far! I believe the right skincare differs from person to person. It’s not an easy job to find the right one for you. When I was asked to test My Blend, I was very intrigued! . .

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Besides the skin type, our skin is a reflection of our lifestyle together with all the feeling we come across our busy lives, the commuting to work, the stress, tiredness, but also happiness and relax. As a different approach of many skincare brands, My Blend reflects all the changes we go through every day going beyond the questions of age and skin type.

I did my skin diagnosis online (here) and answered specific questions about my lifestyle, the climatic environment I live in, my food habits, stress level, quality of sleep and more insightful questions about my habits and I received a ultra-personalised skincare line. How cool is that!!

My Blend was created by Dr Olivier Courtin, son of the founder of Clarins, as a perosnalized skincare concept that would enable each skin, regardless of its condition, to recreate an environment that would enhance its regeneration.

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Besides the very innovative concept, I really love the sleek packaging and luxury look. Did you ask yourself what are those injections in the images? I am quickly going to explain you how it works! It’s a real-time creation of a unique blend, in case you haven’t seen it in real time on my Instagram stories a few days ago. Once the skin diagnosis selected my day and night creme with the right formula corresponding to my skin profile, I was given 2 boosters blends for each cream. Boosters are pure active ingredients concentrates which meet the specific needs of your skin at a precise stage in your life, according to your lifestyle. Personalisation as its finest!

Finally, what’s a better place to experience the creation of personalised blends than a Spa? For my italian readers and for all of you visiting Italy soon, don’t forget to put in your must-visit-destinations the Spa My Blend by Clarins at The St. Regis in Florence and Gran Melia in Rome! They look paradise!

Last but not least, tonight I am holding a giveaway on my Instagram (here) and it’s super easy to participate! You can win your personalised day cream and two boosters!! Go enter it!! 

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Products featured:

Stress Management day and night essential formula, Boosters: Invisible pore, Antioxidant, Radiant Burst, Vitamin power.

Purse from Les Petits Joueurs, Bag from A.P.C. both from Shopbop.

Jewelry from PDPaola and Wildthings.

Pineapple ceramic from Modemusthaves.

  Created in collaboration with My Blend. Story, styling, photograpy and creative direction my own.

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MARIE STELLA MARIS MAGIC

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Even before moving to Amsterdam, when we were still living in London, there was no baby Emma and the weekends abroad were happening often.. one weekend strolling around the Amsterdam canals I spotted the Marie-Stella-Maris shop on the Keizersgracht and I literally fell in love with the whole concept.

Absolutely charming!

   

I adore the packaging – black & white hello!! – and it’s not only pretty but also very generous in the size and smells delicious.

Between all the products I tried, my favourite is the Liquid soap No73 Poivre Noir Fraiche. A very original scent made from a mix of essential oils of geranium and black pepper. It fits my busy life as it can be used as both hand and body soap and leaves my skin smooth all day!

Needless to say after trying the products I became even a bigger fan! The sweetest part of the story is that Marie – Stella – Maris cares for water! They believe everyone should have access to clean drinking water. For each product you purchase, Marie-Stella-Maris donates a fix amount towards clean drinking water projects worldwide.

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