How I fell in love with my skin

26/11/14
Filed under : Fashion + Beauty

How I Fell in love with my skin

I’ve always had problems with my skin, when I was a teenager it was very prone to acne then it stopped but became even more (in a way) difficult : it’s oily and dehydrated. I’ve had the same routine for years, and didn’t see a change. I thought it needed more time to have an effect and change things.

As you may know, I was wrong. One day while walking in le Marais all by myself (don’t wanna be all by myself .. hmm stop it now Candice Jones!) I came across a Kiehl’s shop in the rue des Franc Bourgeois. I noticed one of their face mask online on the previous day, and I thought I could go see it and why not buy it. Lol. What a rookie!

I talked with the saleswoman named Lilia (who was by the way adorable), she helped me diagnose the problems of my skin and what I could and should do about it. She made me try some products that I ended up loving and of course buying!
In the end … well I got out of the store with a huge bag (like really huge, ask Léa which I ended up seeing later that day) and some amazing samples to try. Oopsie.

So here’s what I ended up with :

– Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash – This is a very soft cleanser. My skin feels cleaned afterwards and not tight.
– Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner – This toner is light and the smell is great.
– Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate – Just a tiny amount of this will cover my entire face ! Amazing ! My skin really feels soft afterwards.
– Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion – Just like the serum, just need a tiny amount. Doesn’t feel sticky, doesn’t smell, really good moisturizer !
– Midnight Recovery Concentrate – THIS IS MAGIC! Try it as soon as you can !!

Since then, it’s been a real pleasure to do my routine. My skin feels new and glorious. What a great time to be alive !

What’s your current skincare routine ? How difficult is your skin ? Am I alone in this ?

How I Fell in love with my skin

Taking the time to read

17/11/14

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Reading is one of the few habits I do every single day. I’ve read a lot of books this past year and a lot of you asked me « How do you do it? How’ve you been able to read so much books in so little time? »

Well… be ready for the most surprising answer to that question.
I took the time to read. For example, I’ve decided to cut on browsing on instagram for hours before bedtime & instead installed a reading routine.

– As soon as I go to bed I open my book and read for at least half an hour.
– When I’m in my train, instead of playing on my phone I read.
– Whenever I have to wait for a couple of minutes I read a few pages.
– Thanks to the Kindle I can read easily when standing in the metro. Much more easier than turning the pages while trying not to fall on someone.
– If I’m feeling bored on the weekends … I read in my bed. It also calms me down and relax me if I’m feeling anxious as I tend to do more than I should.
– Try to cut back on the Internet, sometimes I found myself just scrolling my twitter/facebook/tumblr/instagram feeds just for the sake of it. It’s not constructive and very time-consuming. You could be reading!
– If you’re struggling to read your current book because you don’t like it – close it and read another one. It’s ok, you can’t love every books there are out there …
–  … read books that you love!

Hope those few tricks are going to help you! Makes me wonder, what are you currently reading ?

Wishlist : birthday edition

12/11/14

The time has come. I’m going to be twenty-four at the end of the month, and you know what ? It’s a pretty good excuse to be making a wishlist of things I wish to get this year.

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The Lovely Sounds – Leighton Meester’s album. Leighton has always been my favorite in Gossip Girl, and I have been expecting her album for so many years know, that I can’t believe it’s actually out. Can’t wait to have a physical copy! Get it now

The Essential Scarf – Scarves has been my pêché mignon lately along with boots. This one is from Zara and it’s gorgeous, right ? Get it now

The Typo-Nerd Tote Bag – Tote Bag are kind of my thing. I always carry one in my handbag, just in case I need one to carry unexpected purchases. This one is both funny and true; love the fact that it’s black, for once. Get it now

The Sweet Scent – Candles, another love of mine. Never had a Jo Malone one, scented the Peony & Blush Suede so many times in store and I’ve been obsessed for months now. Maybe this will be the year where I finally get it. Get it now

The Beauty Read – I love books and beauty, so why shouldn’t I desire this beauty read ? It’s been reviewed a lot lately on blogs and I want to have my own opinion of it. Get it now