Thursday, September 14, 2017

Autumn & Winter Lookbook



What is your "uniform"? Do you have one? I do! I have a few uniforms on rotation per season. 



Once I feel comfortable in an outfit that I really like, I wear it over and over again. This comes particularly handy for the school run.





















Coats are included and also tea, of course...



I hope you like this short video with some winter and fall inspiration. My uniforms and most worn outfits of the season.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

About Short Hair & A Lip Combo







Have you ever went to the hairdresser, without a hair appointment, to see if by any minuscule chance, he could squeeze you into his busy schedule? And then he unbelievably did have a free spot for you, and then he cut your hair a bit shorter than you expected but really loved it in the end?

Well, that happened to me this past Friday. So obviously I decided to film a video. I had to show you my new hair properly, of course! 

In this video I also talk about something that makes me mad, which is when women feel like they have to leave their hair long to "agree" with the men in their lives (kids, husbands, etc.) 

There's also a lip combo that I like, and four empties that I will be repurchasing soon. 

I hope you like it!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

When Life Gives You Lemons...Do Yoga


What are your full proof resources to make you feel good, change your energy, turn a bad day into a good one? Flowers? Coffee? Tea? Hygge

I have a few tricks up my sleeve (all of the above included) but the most effective one is doing Yoga. More specifically Yoga With Adriene 

I find that the days where I need it the most are the days when I slack and end up finding excuses not to get on the mat. But once in a while, I'm able to "find what feels good" and do my Yoga, no matter what, which changes my day for the better. 

What's your favorite "feel good" workout?

*Watch the video here


Friday, September 1, 2017

A Luxurious Shower Oil. French Skincare.




It's been a while since I've been pleasantly surprised by a skincare product. This shower oil by L'Occitane is la crème de la crème shower gels wise.

Have you ever tried it?



There's more than meets the eye in this video -behind the scenes included- enjoy!



Sunday, August 27, 2017

Feeling Grateful

As I get older I understand more and more the whys.

Why we need to follow our dreams, interests, and pursue that which we enjoy doing. There's a reason for this. Once you put passion and work into doing what you love, the outcome tends to be always even greater than you imagined.

For one, you enjoy what you do. But interestingly enough, the joy of seeing that what you do is actually beneficial for others, tends to surpass the benefits of "doing what you love because you enjoy that" part. It's way better!!
  
There's more to doing what you love than you may think. If you follow your interests, you will be surprisingly contributing positively to other people's well being and the ripple effect will be huge.

So, if you like to paint, paint; if you enjoy baking, bake! More likely than not, you will do it with such enthusiasm and eagerness that the results will impact powerfully over others. You never know what somebody else is going through at that moment and who knows, may be all that person needed was a delicious blueberry muffin to mitigate life ups and downs.   

Watch today's video to understand this crazy and philosophical post! 





























Sunday, August 20, 2017

Caudalie Skin Care






Have you ever heard of Caudalie? 

It's a French brand that makes the most luxurious creams, foams, and masks, you name it. Apart from making cutting edge cosmetics, they are all natural! 

Mathilde Thomas, founder of Caudalie, started her company at the vineyards on her family estate. All her products are based on the power of grape. Their aim is 0%  parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, animal ingredients, etc...

I really can attest to the fact that these products have a light grape scent that goes away in a matter of minutes. The creams are gentle but effective and feel like you are applying 0 chemicals to your skin.

I'm a huge fan of their cosmetics and I keep mentioning them in my videos because they are that good.

Have a watch

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Outfit Conversations






















*Check out my kitchen power pose, haha! 

Whenever I like a sweater, or any type of garment for that matter, I tend to 
wear it all the time until it almost turns into my uniform. 

That happened with my sweaters. This past autumn and winter I ended up only wearing the ones I like the most, as one does. The not-used-even-one-time sweaters are going to the give away pile. Because, what's the point?

I think you understand my need to add something new in the wool tops department. So with that in mind I went to Zara.

I found two sweaters that fit the "uniform material" category. Yay! And I also could not resist the striped tops for spring and summer, because, you know...stripes.























Enjoy the video!

Alu

Friday, August 11, 2017

Silky Hair Combo



I've been wanting to try this shower gel on my hair for a while but I was never quite ready to take the risk. It smells SO amazingly fresh, and clean that I wanted my hair to smell like that as well! 

So, finally, the other day, I decided to be brave and take the plunge. 

Although it doesn't say anywhere in the bottle that it's good for hair, I did use it and the results were surprisingly amazing. Keep in mind that I applied Aussie's 2 minute miracle as well, though. 

I was ready to take one for the team and tolerate the frizzy hair in order to be able to smell like a dream for a day. But no. My hair looked and felt even silkier and softer than with my regular shampoo! Who knew! I certainly didn't.

It's all in this video. That, and lots of other bits and bobs...





*photo credit www.picswalls.com