Calendars 100% beauty

Hello!

With the great weather that we are having this month of November (at least here, in south of France) it’s hard to believe that it will be Christmas almost in a month time . Where you can notice the arrival of Christmas holidays is in the shopping centers, already they are selling the typical gift boxes with perfumes, creams ….. But the trend for December will be the Advent calendars and I’m not talking about the chocolate ones, but the makeup or beauty calendars! If last year some cosmetic brands had their own version, this year all the brands are joining to this trend. I really love the idea, 100%  beauty and 0% calories, what else could you ask for? A good way to start the Christmas countdown with better skin.

Here I show you 10 of my favorite calendars, but there are many more:

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– Nocibe 19,95€ what includes? This cube-shaped calendar is all makeup: eye shadow, powder blushes, highlighter, eyeliner, lipstick, nail polish, gloss..no bad for a little price!

 

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– The Body Shop 125€. Here you will find shower gels,  eye creams, soaps, lipsticks, mini lotions and many other surprises to wait for Christmas with more style.

 

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– Monoprix  49€. Apart of 18 nail polishes, you will also find, mascara, eye shadow, gloss, lipstick … A bit of everything to be ready for the holidays …

 

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Sephora 39,95€: This is one has  everything: shower creams, nail polish, night cream, eye shadow, eyeliner, cleaners, wipes, face mask  … and many other surprises.

 

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Asos. 27,99€.  Of course Asos could not miss this trend! The calendar includes lipstick, compact makeup, nail polish, lip gloss, eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, pencil sharpener, nail brush …not bad!

 

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Benefit, 48,95€. One of my favorites because the original design and because I love Benefit products. It comes with fewer surprises than the others, just 12 but with all the bestseller products of the brand.

 

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Ciate you can find it at Sephora for € 49.95. Only for nails: a large-format pot of nail polish, and 17 mini pots. Also includes treatments to keep your nails in a good shape.

 

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L’oreal 79,50€. Because we worth it! Here it comes with 23 different nail polish pots,  limited edition, only  900 copies!!. Hurry up if you want it.

 

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L’occitane 39€: One of my favorite designs (like a dollhouse). It Contains: Eau de Toilette cream,  face creams, shampoo, conditioner, hand creams and several body creams, body lotions, oils and shower gels, lip balm, stickers …

 

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Tanya Burr 35,25€. The Youtube blogger Tanya Burr has created this calendar that contains twelve  products from her own cosmetic brand, among many things includes lip gloss,  eyelashes and nail polish.

Which one is your favorite? I hope you will enjoy your calendar this Xmas.

See you next week! and thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

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A gift for him-What should I buy him?

Do you know what to buy him for his birthday? Do you always get the right gift?

Every year I have the same problem, what should I buy him? More clothes, more accessories, tickets for a concert?? What?!
Last year I bought 2 football tickets: Barcelona-Paris Saint Germain and he loved it but this year my mind is blank. I need help!!!
I’m making a list of possible Birthday gifts, this is what I got so far:

– For the ones who likes having people at home:

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THE SUB®, de HEINEKEN® from 199,99 euros

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Retro Popcorn machine  in amazon from 67,99 euros

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Speakers Marshall from 199 euros

– For the technology geeks:

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Watch QLOCKTWO 499 euros

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Star Wars Pen drive in Amazon from 15,99 euros each one

– For the fashion followers:

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ZAPA sweater 299 euros

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Boots Minelli 149 euros

gloves

Zadig&Voltaire gloves 125 euros

– For the ones they care a lot about themselves:

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Beard bag kit from Brooklyn soap company 57,7 euros

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Clinique moisturizing lotion 32 euros

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Baxter of California Box 120 euros

– For the travelers:

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LITE-SHOCK Samsonite 499 euros

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Lancel toilet bag 295 euros

– For the food lovers:

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Barbecue portable 270 euros

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Gift voucher for a dinner in one his favorites restaurants

– For the sporty ones:

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Winter Headwear DPS 35,00 $US

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Tickets for the Rugby World Cup

Which one do you like? Any more ideas? What should I buy him?

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend. See you next week.

welcome to the island of Beauty

I really recommend everybody to go to Corsica. It’s indeed  the “island of beauty” as it’s called

I have been in many other islands in the Mediterranean sea but the contrast of spectacular beaches, cliffs carved into bizarre shapes and high mountains; make Corsica a unique place in the world.

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Our first destination was Calvi!.  Driving along the coast we discovered  amazing beaches and incredible rock formations: the Calanque de Piana.

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Short break in Piana for lunch and a bit of shopping 😉

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At last we arrive to Calvi!!! It is located on the northwest coast of the island. Small and nice  city that offers a lot of good restaurants, bars, cafés, and hotels.  Things to do: Visit the Citadelle to get a panoramic view of Calvi and walk along the harbor, it’s full of impressive yachts.

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And about the beaches…..

Plage de Calvi: 4km-long sandy beach with the best views of Calvi’s citadel.

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and very nice white wine….

Plage de l’Alga: The access is difficult (you need a robust car)  and the secret beach is not a secret any more…

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and very small, look!….. we are not alone!!!! it was a challenge to get space 😦IMG_4765

After 3 nights in Calvi, we went down to South, to Porto-Vecchio. On our way we stopped in the heart of Corsica, Corte.

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Porto-Vecchio  Its called the “St-Tropez” of Corsica but I have to say it has nothing to do with St-Tropez, I can’t understand the comparison. It’s true that there is a lot of animation during the night, many vibrant cafes,  good bars and restaurants and designer boutiques. For sure, you are not going to get bored.

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Besides, the beaches around Porto-Vecchio are stunning

Plage Palombaggia. Without a doubt, one of my favorites beaches . It can be crowded but its worthy to visit it, blue- turquoise sea, fine white sand……I thought that I was in the Caribbean

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Plage Santa Guilia probably the most popular beach and the crowded one. You will see why:

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and the night life was not bad at all!

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Bonnifaccio. My favorite city. Very special place and I will love to go back.Bonnifaccio

 

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You must do the boat trip to see the city built onto the cliffs  and also to discover lovely beaches around!

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Our last stop:  Ajaccio, we went back to south, our starting point.

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Beaches have nothing to envy to the previous ones, they were as beautiful as the others and quieter!!!

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Plage Capo Di Feno

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In both beaches, I found girls selling bikinis and pareos. They walked along the beach, every time with different swimming suit and matching pareo to catch clients. They caught me! 🙂

 

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Napoléon Bonaparte was born here and he is present everywhere: seafront statues, museums, street names, shops, restaurants….

 

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Don’t miss the magical Sunset in The Sanguinaires islands

 

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……and that was the end of our trip, bye-bye Corsica but I’m sure I will see you again

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would you like to go now? convince? do you need for info?

One morning

Hello!

Today is a wonderful sunny spring day. It’s 8:00 in the morning and I’m still in bed…I’m late! I have to run to go to work (as usual).

During the week I don’t have much time for doing my makeup, my hair… I’m not a very early person and it takes me long time to wake up….so I have to be ready very fast  but I always try to make an effort to look good 😉

Here, I post some of the products I often use for my Morning and Quick Beauty routine. Some of them I discover through my subscription to Birchbox:

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Minu conditioner, I discover thanks to Birchbox, it is made with natural ingredients (caper blossom extract) and it’s designed to protect your coloured hair. It smells very nice and leaves your hair very soft and shiny. And also it’s eco-friendly!

Lierac: My skin usually is dull and tired in the morning. I have been using this product for a few weeks now and I really can see a difference. I feel like my skin is much more radiant! And, the cream smells so good!

Bee kind cream is made with natural products like honey and organic chamomile, it’s absorbs instantly without greasy residue, leaving behind a nice lemon scent. Besides, every BeeKind™ purchase helps support a healthier honeybee population, which in turn supports a greener, more sustainable planet and pollination research.

Vichy Dermablend I use to cover some slight imperfections , in may case  dark circles, redness ; but It can cover other severe imperfections like scars or burns.

Boi-ing is my secret weapon; camouflages dark circles, shadows and discoloration for a seamless, natural-looking finish without creasing or fading. From all the concealers I have used, this one is the best.

LES BEIGES, Chanel. I use it to create a bit of bronze effect. It can be worn alone or over foundation for natural radiance each day. Also has sun filter SPF15, very important to protect your skin from sun damage.

Eyeko Fat Eye Stick: this creamy eye stick is very easy and quick to use, they are perfect when you are in a rush. You can get a very nice smoky eye effect in seconds. It comes in 3 different colors.

And finish with MAC mineralized powder blush, a bit a pink colour for my cheeks, perfect for spring time.

And that’s it!!! A bit of mascara, of course!  lipstick and almost ready!!

Dress  and run!!!!

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Accessories:

Hipanema Bracelet

Casio vintage watch

-The earrings were a gift

Ready to go!

Love this dress, I bought in Next few years ago. This cotton sweater dress with flowers and stripes, is a chip version of the Stella McCartney striped knit dress . The biggest different, the price!!!

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Hope you enjoy the post, see you soon!

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What I want

My Top ten beauty products:

Coloré par Rodolphe

Salon Coloré by Rodolphe found the solution to cover your roots: bye-bye-racines. In seconds, the product mask and removes traces of regrowth. Perfectly suited to modern working girls, the spray provides a natural color and even resistant to rain! However, the color escapes lighter shampoo. A spray at 20 cm from the root for a few seconds, the product is effective after a minute, no less.

The Bye Bye Roots range is already available from December 1 at  Salon Coloré Rodolphe or e-shop. 28, rue Danielle Casanova 75002.

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Melascream Use this Ducray cream everyday to avoid and reduce sun-induced hyperpigmentations. Also contains sun protection and vitamin E, an anti-oxidant that prevents sun damage.
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Shop APIVITA skin care products at Sephora. Find natural face masks made from bee pollen, beeswax and organic essential oils to revitalize your skin.

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3 MINUTE MIRACLE RECONSTRUCTOR DEEP CONDITIONER Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor is enriched with Australian Balm Mint. This nourishing treatment gets to work fast on damaged hair, repairing and smoothing rough cuticles, restoring manageability and shine. “The Aussie Philosophy” – There’s more to life than hair but it’s a good place to start!

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Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation gives total coverage, long lasting wear with a blendable moisturising texture. A high coated pigment concentration reaching a level of 25%, which offers twice the coverage of a traditional foundation with a natural lightweight finish.

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Boi-ing camouflages dark circles, shadows and discoloration for a seamless, natural-looking finish without creasing or fading. You name it, <a href=”https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/boi-ing#IB143″>boi-ing helps hide it!

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LES BEIGES Enhance, brighten, bronze and beyond with a Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15. Seven effortless shades of this versatile powder let you create a custom glow for any season, any occasion. The sheer, lightweight colour can be worn alone or over foundation for natural radiance each day. CHANEL

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Eyeko brow gel Easy-to-use tinted gel to style and care for your brows. Eyeko has become the go-to brand for your eyes only. Created by beauty veterans Max and Nina Leykind, their line of mascaras and liners is favoured by celebrities and acclaimed make-up artists alike. With style icon Alexa Chung on board as Creative Consultant, Eyeko is the definitive edit for eyes.”Eyeko is the best in creating my favourite look.” Alexa Chung

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Beauty Blender high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator. What it does: The unique shape and exclusive material available only with beautyblender® ensures impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste.

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Baby doll YSL mascara The best gets even better, the original false lash effect mascara, now with an all new Lash Care formula. Achieve absolute dramatic lashes in a single stroke for eyes that instantly pop.
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