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Going Crazy Coconuts

Good morning Everyone and happy sunny Wednesday! How is your week going so far?

To me, there’s nothing that says “summer” like the smell of tropical coconut . It automatically makes me think of tropic beaches with white sand and palms leaning above and reflecting in turquoise water where this magnificent fruit grows. So, whenever I’m missing the summer warmth it’s the warm scent of creamy coconut that immediately transports me to a sunny beach.

Below, I’ve rounded up some of the best coconut scents and beauty products which in cold winter  days takes me into summer daydreaming, while in summer they attract attention and enhance seductive tasty tact.

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Versace Crystal Noir  – eau de parfum (fresh spicy, white floral, coconut, warm spicy, woody)

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FCUK Friction for Her eau de parfum: sweet, vanilla, coconut, fruity, white floral

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Elle L’aime by Lolita Lempicka – eau de parfum (citrus, coconut, sweet, vanilla, woody, white floral)

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Bronze Goddess by Estée Lauder – eau fraiche : coconut, sweet, white floral, citrus, balsamic, woody

DSCN7167Sol Da Bahia by Lancaster eau d’ete : coconut, white floral, sweet, vanilla, citrus

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Coconut by The Body Shop eau de toilette : coconut, sweet, tonka, milky, tropical, vanilla

DSCN7170Monoï de Tahiti by Ives Rocher eau de toilette : white floral, sweet, vanilla, coconut, yellow floral

 

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Hand Care tips with Rituals

 

Hello Everyone and happy Sunday! I hope you enjoy the weekend just as much as I do!

always get all kinds of compliments on how nice my hands or feet look, so, for today I’d like to take the opportunity to discuss my hand care ritual a bit.

 

Here’s what I do to keep my hands soft , supple and hydrated: 

 

  •  For me, one of the easiest ways to remind myself to moisturize is to place tubes of hand balm in my kitchen and bathroom. This way, whenever I wash my hands, I rehydrate my skin immediately.

 

  • Anytime I exfoliate my face I exfoliate my hands too. It sounds so simple but it really works!

 

  • I always carry around a small tube hand balm in my handbag to moisturize on the go.

 

  • I never go to bed without moisturizing my hands.

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Recently, I started using the Rituals Miracle Scrub and the Rituals Ginkgo’s Secret Hand Balm  and I absolutely love this products! The Miracle Scrub was actually my first hand scrub and I was amazed with the results. The Ginkgo’s Secret hand balm  is a lush, deep moisturizing hand cream with shea butter, ginkgo biloba leaf and ginseng root extract. The scent is soft and warm, a very comforting scent. My hands feel healthy, & renewed. This hand balm does everything it promises!

 

 Here you will find a few more tips to take care of your hands:

– wear gloves anytime you use cleaning products or when gardening;

 

– in cold weather, wear gloves when you go outside;

 

– protect your hands with sunscreen;

 

– pushing back your cuticles is the best way to care for them.

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 Not everything has to be difficult. Simple things can make a big difference. Hand care is very similar to any beauty routine. Just try to find what works for you and be consistent.

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RITUALS MIRACLE SCRUB |  RITUALS GINKGO’S SECRET hand creme

 

 

 

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Oh my Blush!

Hello Everyone and happy Wednesday! How is your week going so far?

Today I would like to take the opportunity to talk about two of my favorite makeup products:

  • Maybelline Babylips Balm & Blush # 01 Innocent Peach;
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Anniversary Lipstick Rock’n Roll Nude # 54.

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I am not a huge fan of foundation or wearing a lot of make up in general. My daily make up consists of blush (or bronzer for the summer), liner, mascara and lipstick.

I think most women skip blusher because it can be quite a scary product. It can be difficult to know what colour to go for, where to put it and how to apply it.

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So why wear blusher? What is it for? Well, blusher can literally be the difference between looking healthy or not.

I don’t think blusher should match eye makeup or lipstick. It’s about complementing your makeup but mostly about brightening your complexion. The trick is to choose shades that are in the same colour family without being too matchy, and you can do this by choosing products that have the same undertone (warm undertone vs. cool undertone).

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I personally prefer a cream blush. The shinier and glowier the skin, the better! So, here are some tips for wearing cream blush that will make it your new best friend, regardless of your skin type. Because not only is cream blush actually easier to use than you may think it is, but it can also improve your makeup game.

Your fingers are the perfect tool for applying cream products. Start with just a little bit of product, and layer it up to your desired intensity. The best part about cream blush? Just tap the same blush you used on your cheeks onto your lips for a perfect match!

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Every woman needs an amazing nude lipstick in her makeup bag – an easy, go to, “your-lips-but-better” color which works for day or even evening. I’ve always loved a nude lip.

Nude lipsticks have been around for quite sometime. I think nude lips look great with smoky eyes and it is a look that I will never get tired of.

So, these are my two favorites for this spring. Please feel free to email me with any questions! 

 

 

 

 

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Summer legs are made in winter

For the majority of women warm weather means sunshine, shorts, bikinis and… shaving! If you fear warm weather because of the additional skin exposure, laser hair removal is a good option to consider. Winter is the perfect season to undergo the treatment, starting now allows time to complete a course in time for summer!

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It’s been 5 years  since I started using my own IPL Philips Lumea hair removal at home!  I love the fact that I can do this in the comfort of my own home and without the big cost of laser treatment.  The device has innovative light-based technology called IPL, which works by applying gentle pulses of light to the hair root, therefore resulting in natural hair shedding over time and hair growth becoming inhibited. The treatment is effective for most people and is very safe. It works with all kinds of hair, except gray hair. Will the hair grow back? Well, to be honest, all I get is some occasional “peach fuzz”. So, twice a year I need a touch-up here and there but the overall effects of the procedure are lasting.

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MISS SELFRIDGE leather sandals |  PHILIPS LUMEA Precision Plus

I would really, really recommend this to anyone who either hates shaving or  waxing, or has thought about laser hair removal as it’s a much more comfortable, easy, pain-free & a more affordable alternative! (Purchasing one of these can feel like a bit of a splurge, but if you were considering going to a salon, it’s far more cost effective).
What about you ladies, did (or would) you try this beauty gadget?

 

 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again!!! It only seems like yesterday when we went to France back in July (see the summer holiday posts here, here and here). I think we can all agree that this year really has flown by. But I absolutely  love it, now that it’s getting scarily close to Christmas. Anyone not started their Christmas shopping yet?!

I love online shopping because it saves my time and money! You can sit at home and purchase all of your presents, and then just collect them all when they are delivered.

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I couldn’t resist the temptation to show you my best pre Christmas present ever, our new puppy, Jolie. She’s so smart, sweet and playful! Isn’t she adorable?  

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Fab Feet Sunday

Especially after a beach vacation and during the harsh, cold winter months my feet feel a bit rough and dry. I prefer to pamper my feet at home, so this is step by step my weekend routine:

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There are few things in life that are as relaxing as a good, long foot soak. To keep them soft and clean, I use to soak my feet regulary. I love to add a few  sprigs fresh  rosemary and some bath salts to the water for additional luxury.  

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