Thursday, 30 June 2016

Rainy Festivals

 
As it keeps on pouring rain here in Belgium, I thought it would be nice to show my readers some fashionable raincoat options for the upcoming festivals. Rain doesn't have to ruin your entire outfit on a festival. Just add a colorful or see trough coat and you are good to go! I got my inspiration from the Topshop website, and I can only say: Topshop makes the best Festival coats EVER :-) 




 


 

 

 



 


What do you think of these coats for the rainy days at a Festival? Will you buy one?

XO S.
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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

DIOR LIP MAXIMIZER (Collagen Active)





If you want to be on trend you need to plump your lips nowadays. And honestly who doesn’t like a plumper lip? As I don’t want to go for plastic surgery myself, I opted for the Dior Lip Maximizer. It comes in 2 color options pink and sparkling. I went for the pink one. Now what does this product do according to the Dior website?

The first instant-volume gloss from Dior Backstage.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer moisturizes lips and gives an incredible instant-volume effect for a glossy smile and full, plump lips, as if transformed. Its mint-vanilla scent provides an even more addictive fresh sensation. 
Its expert formula enriched with collagen contains a blend of hyaluronic and marine-based fillers that instantly leave lips smooth, moisturized and plump-looking day after day.
Use as a base to prime, smooth and boost lip volume before adding colour, or over lipstick for a touch of shine and a plumping effect. For intensive lipcare, it can be used alone as a 15-day treatment applied daily in the morning before makeup or in the evening.



Sounds good no?
Unfortunately, after testing it for a couple of days it’s not worth the money, in my opinion. It’s a nice gloss, but it does not plump my lips. It has a slight tingly feeling when I apply it and a bit of a minty smell/taste, but other than having a nice gloss nothing changed for me. I started using it 4 days ago, and will continue on using it on a daily basis to see if there 15-day treatment will give me any effect, I’ll report back on that.

At this point will I re-buy it? No, I think there are better options for a cheaper price than this DIOR LIP MAXIMIZER. It retails for € 34,60 and is for sale at Ici Paris XL, Parfuma and online at FeelUnique.
XO S.
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Thursday, 9 June 2016

LOVE:ORIGINS MASKS



Beginning of this year I discovered the brand ORIGINS with their overnight mask. I must say this has become my favorite mask EVER. So I started trying some other masks from the brand and I didn't get disappointed.

My 3 favorites are: Retexturizing mask with rose clay, Drink up intensive overnight mask (duh) and the Clear improvement mask.




What do the masks do according the website:

Retexturizing mask with rose clay
 
Glow big with our innovative 2-in-1 mask! Made with Mediterranean Rose Clay, Canadian Willowherb and exfoliating Jojoba beads, it helps gently deep clean while refining skin’s texture. Pores appear to vanish. Clarity is restored. Glow is instant.
Recommended for following skintypes: dry, normal, oily





Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask


Put dry skin to bed with this ultra-rich, hydrating overnight mask. Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oils deeply and instantly quench compromised moisture reserves and help build a reservoir for tomorrow. While Japanese Seaweed helps repair skin's barrier to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature aging. Skin awakens comfortable, refreshed, supple.
Recommended for following skintypes: dry, normal

Clear improvement mask

Nature's complexion clean-up crew clears the way for skin to act its best. Bamboo Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Skin looks clear, feels perfectly pure.
Recommended for following skintypes: dry, normal, oily



Personally I'd like to multitmask, as in use different masks on different areas of my face. I apply the Retexturizing mask on my cheeks and the Clear Improvement mask on my T-zone. Let it settle for about 10 minutes. Massage it in with wet finger tips to exfoliate and then rinse my face. Afterwards I’ll use the Overnight mask and go to bed with it. This will make my skin look super glowy and healthy the next morning. For me this became a  weekly habbit, sometimes even twiece a week. The overnight mask is such a favourite that I even use it on a more regular basis. I switch up my night cream with the Overnight mask about 3 times a week. This one really saved my skin from being all flaky in the winter. The Clear improvement mask,for me, is even better than the Glamglow super-mud! I never thought I would ever say that.

As you can see, I became a huge Origins fan! After the masks I started using their cleanser as well, but I’m still testing. You’ll read a review on it very soon.

Best of all,these products are very affordable! Prices are around €25 for 100ml.
In Belgium you can only find Origins in store at Parfuma. Online you'll find it at Boots, Lookfantastic and FeelUnique.

Have you ever tried one of the Origins masks?

XO S.
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Sunday, 5 June 2016

FLORAL MAXI DRESS


A couple of weeks ago I went for a business trip to London and added some extra shopping days. One of my stops was in Banana Republic on Regent Street for a personal shopping experience with the lovely Aga.

She got me out of my comfort zone and in to some amazing pieces. I was in luck that day because there was a -40% on everything in store, so I might have gone a little crazy. In this post you'll find the first look, based on the sandals I had been eying :-)





Aren't these sandals AMAZING? I fell head over heals for them ;-)



Shop my look:

Floral Dress - Orange Sandals (only in store) similar here - Chanel Handbag (only available in store) 2nd hand here - Chanel Sunglasses (old) similar here

If you are ever in London and have the time for some personal shopping, go to the Banana Republic store on Regent Street and ask for Aga, she will create you the most wonderfull outfits!

Would you wear a maxi dress?

XO S.
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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

MAXI SKIRT

 
This skirt has been hanging in my closet for almost a year now... I never found the right occasion to wear it. A couple of weeks ago the weather was great and I had a lunch with my girlfriends, perfect opportunity to wear this beauty.
I styled it with a simple black t-shirt and a vintage Moschino belt that belongs to my mom.
For accessories I opted for my Ray-Ban aviator in gold hardware and my beloved Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy.

Shop my look:

Maxi Skirt (old) similar here, here & here - Moschino belt - Black T-shirt - Louis Vuitton Speedy - Ray-Ban Aviator

Hair by The Concept, read my blogpost on it here.

XO S.
 
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