Monday, 12 December 2016

Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Peel – Original



As the season changed into winter, so did my skin. Unfortunately. Bye bye pretty glow, hello dull and breakout prone skin. Time to change up my skincare routine, so I went on the hunt for the right products. I ended up with 2 winter staples: Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel - Original (5 Packettes) and the Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (more info soon).

I have never done an at home peeling, shame on me, I know! But this Alpha Beta Peel is SUPER easy. You have 2 sachets with 2  cotton pads trenched in liquid. This is a daily peel/exfoliant so nothing that could do harm to your skin. You just follow the 2 steps and apply a serum and moisture afterwards and you’re done. I use it in the evening, but you can also use them in the morning. Don’t forget, you are exfoliating so make sure to use a sunscreen during the day. My all-day-everyday sunscreen is the Armani Maestro UV SPF 50.

According to the website:
This patented two-step formula is easy and safe to use at home, without requiring recovery time. Step 1 is packed with rejuvenating, powerful yet gentle, exfoliating acids, and step 2 controls the alpha hydroxy acid activity and delivers anti-aging actives, nourishing skin, keeping it balanced, smooth, and radiant – perfectly prepped for a more effective skincare routine. Expect your complexion to appear smoother, with fewer fine lines, a more even tone and texture, and smaller-looking pores. Contains a combination of seven acids, for accelerated results.

 
 How to use?
 
Once a day, apply step 1 pad to clean, dry skin, using circular motions. Continue application until pad feels dry. Wait two minutes. Follow with pad in step 2 using the same technique as step 1. Do not rinse after either step or use products containing alcohol. Morning or night use.
Avoid contact with eyes. Make sure to use sunscreen daily to help prevent photo-aging.

 


 
Seriously even after using this peel for only 1 night I can already say that my skin looked healthier, had a glow and was SO smooth. Incredible how smooth it was. Applying my make-up has never been that easy. I’m in love. I only have a pack for 5 days, but already ordered the larger pack. I think I might to a month with daily use and then stop for a month and restart. Can’t imagine my skincare routine without this product. How can I have never tried this before! 
The Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel - Original isn't cheap (€ 18,45 for 5 packettes), but in my opinion totally worth it! You can find it here.
I bought it from my 1 of my favourite online shops LookFantastic. Shop the site here
Do you use an at home peel? Any recommendations?
XO S.
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Monday, 28 November 2016

There's a new kid in A-town


 
We Are Labels opened its first boutique in the Utrechtsestraat in Amsterdam in 2010. Very soon after the opening they opened a webshop and 9 other stores! You’ll find only small, international fashion brands in the We Are Labels stores. They only have 1 condition: the clothes must remain affordable. They offer 8 different collections a year with 80% of the pieces pridec between €40 and €80. They live by the moto: ‘Only great minds can afford simple style’!
On the 25th of November the Dutch store WE ARE LABELS opened their first store abroad in the fashionable Kammenstraat in Antwerp (Belgium).

The store is located in a beautiful building which covers 325m2 shopping space,  with ceilings of more than 7 meters high and a classic stair. Despite the size We Are Labels retains the unique look and feel of a New York concept store.
Some of the brands that you can find at We Are Labels; Merken bij We Are Labels: Minimum, Modström, Levi’s, mbyM, Selected Homme, Elvine, Eleven Paris, Edited the Label, Mos Copenhagen, Suit....
 
We Are Labels

Take a look at this gorgeous store:
 

  
 



 
 


 
Will you visit the new We Are Labels Store?
 
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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Birthday Wish List


October is my birthday month, and with a birthday off course comes the birthday wish list.

Almost every year I also treat myself for my birthday, I’ll give you a sneak peak of wat is on my wish list at the moment.
 
 
 





5)     Zara Gift Card



8)     Chanel Jumbo – Medium size gold hardware – Price upon request in store

Still in doubt what I should buy (not enough saved for a handbag from this list!). Do you buy yourself a birthday treat?

XO S.
 
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

It's all about the sleeve



Need an eye catching dress? Why not opt for an over the top sleeve? This Zara beauty has that dramatic sleeve element you are looking for.
I opted to style it in a very classic way, so the sleeve really jumps out! The only thing I added was a colorfull statement necklace, to give it that little extra "oomph". Off course you can dress it up or down the way you'd like to.





 


Zara Necklace (old)
Handbag Chanel - only in store

Will you go for an eye catching sleeve?

XO S.
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Alicante

For those who follow me on Instagram already now that I took a short fall/winter break to Alicante. We needed some extra sun and we got it, think 28 degrees in October! Who wouldn’t sign for that?
The, four star, Ac Alicante by Marriott hotel was our "home" for the next couple of days and were not disappointed. This hotel was certainly value for money, it isn’t located in the center of Alicante, but that’s only a 5min walk.
The AC Alicante is a very modern hotel with all the facility’s you need: A rooftop swimming pool (where we spend most of our days sipping on the most delicious cocktails), a fitness area, Jacuzzi and Hamman, bar & restaurant. You can even rent bikes and discover Alicante by bike.
The rooms are spacious, very modern and clean. You’ll find everything you need during your stay.

Not to forget the staff who were super friendly and very helpful. We had never been to Alicante, and they told us all the places to see and to have dinner. Big thumbs up for everyone who worked at the AC hotel!

I'll stop rambeling about it. Pictures say more than words, you can discover the hotel yourself:

Hotel Lobby
 


We had a warm welcome in our room with fresh fruit and a small bottle of Cava

 





Rooftop Swimming pool

The hotel also recommended restaurant TERRE for dinner, and if you are into a design restaurant this is definitely the place to go in Alicante.

A real vibrant atmosphere and very nice food and drinks! I opted for a Rossini (Champagne cocktail with fresh fruit) and some Ham Croquettes as starter. Followed by a Chickenburger and Grilled vegetables. As dessert I went for the reconstructed Lemon Pie (OMG I could eat 10 of those!) and Silvie for the 3-way Chocolate dessert.  
 
 

 
 


  
If I ever return to Alicante, I will definitely re-book the AC by Marriott hotel.
Have you ever been to Alicante? Where did you stay?

XO S.
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Monday, 3 October 2016

THIS WORKS PERFECT LEGS SKIN MIRACLE



As you’ve read in one of my previous posts I suffer from Keratosis Pilaris (KP). The Paula’s Choice exfoliator works for me and I thought that it was time to give my legs a little bit more TLC ! I never really “cared” for my legs, as the KP mostly bothered me, now that’s improving it’s time for a change! I ordered the THIS WORKS PERFECT LEGS SKIN MIRACLE” on LookFantastic because it promises to enhance my legs even more.

According to This Works:
 
Perfect legs skin miracle is a powerful serum with Vitamin C to perfect, repair and enhance.

MODERN: Instantly enhances legs and helps combat skin imperfections, skin discolorations and scars.
NATURAL: A powerful complex of Vitamin C and vitamin E to help even out skin tone and restructure the skin, while Arnica helps to fade bruising.
BEAUTY: Immediately transforms the skin with a sun-kissed glow
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My verdict? IT REALLY WORKS!

The serum is easy to apply, dries very fast and isn’t sticky at all (luckily!). Personally I use a tanning mit to apply the serum to my legs, just to be extra sure that I don’t have any streaks on my legs. But you can just work with your hands and massage it in.

After applying the skin is very soft and there is a very SUBTLE tint (not orange) on your legs and a nice glow. Yes you’ve read it right it’s a subtle tint, this isn’t a tanning product after all. But I’m already happy if my legs have a hint of color, otherwise they are just way to pale to be seen ;-)

This isn’t a cheap product, it retails at €49,95 at Look Fantastic. If you really want your legs to be tanned I think you can find other (cheaper?) alternatives. But if you are, like me, looking for a product that will give you a subtle hint of color and will improve your skin, this is the one for you!

Will you give this a try?

XO S.
 
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Friday, 30 September 2016

Glossier Pink




October is THINK PINK month, in order to give this month, and breast cancer awareness more attention, I wanted to share my 6 favorite pink items of the moment.
 
1)     Very high on my wishlist is this amazing pink Louis Vuitton scarf. I already own 2 of these and they are my ultimate go to scarfs for winter and summer!

2)     Dior Addict Eau Fraiche – The one and only perfume to which I keep returning. Very light and floral scent. Exactly how I like perfume

3)     Glossier the balm.com, I’m dying to get my hand on a Glossier product. I opt to try the balm. Com as it is a hydrating, long-lasting, do-everything skin salve that's packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, irritated skin. Sounds good right?

4)     Summer has ended, but I’m already thinking about a next sunny holiday, I think these Tory Burch sandals would be a great extra for my summer wardrobe. Again a staple that would match every outfit.

5)     Chanel Nailpolish in the color:Ballerina. I go through these like crazy, perfect color for sophisticated nails + they relaunched it in a gel edition, need to buy that asap.

6)     All these beauty items need to be carried around, and I would love to do that in this Louis Vuitton Epi Cosmeticpouch. Isn’t it a stunner? 
 
What are your pink items of the month?
 
Don't forget to support Think Pink and to buy your pink ribbon this month!

XO S.
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