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Hermès Beauty

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Rouge Hermès is a complete collection dedicated to the beauty of the lips. Objects designed by Pierre Hardy that are at once poetic, functional and refillable. A durable object in lacquered, polished and brushed metal, Rouge Hermès is protected by a canvas pouch and slipped inside its little orange box!

Each lipstick shade was specifically chosen from the brand’s impressive archive of over 900 leather shades and 75,000 silk swatches, meaning every one relates to a part of Hermès’ impressive heritage.

It’s also why, among the traditional reds and pinks inspired by some of the brand’s most popular bags and scarves, there are more statement colours including purple and orange tones – the latter of which is the same as the signature Hermès packaging boxes.

For now, there is only lipstick, for $67, with refills for $42. It comes in 24 colors (plus three additional options every season, for $72 each) and two different textures, a matte inspired by Hermès’s fine-grained suede and a satin meant to imitate the glow of box calf leather, of the Kelly bag

The tri-coloured cases, designed by the creative director of Hermès jewellery and shoes Pierre Hardy, will not only make a chic statement on your dressing table – with the satisfying luxury ‘click’ when they close – but they are designed to be environmentally-friendly. In fact, they contain no plastic and are also refillable.

Turn your bathroom into a spa-like experience

It may be fairly clear but creating a calming atmosphere is the first step in building your at home spa which is greatly needed right now since the line between your home and office has become blurry and watching the news makes us constantly distressed.

Try to go all out, take into account the light, the music, the scent, everything.

light a lot of candles.

play a spa play list or white noise.

light incense or use a diffuser.

put a vitamin rich face mask, and cooled tea bags or cucumbers on your eyes.

Take deep breathes through your nose and exhale through your mouth.

Massage your skin care and serums. use a jade roller for deeper drainage.

use epsom salts or your favorite bath bombs and soak for as long as you can .

Do a full body exfoliation and massage a body oil all over the areas you just exfoliated.

Louis Vuitton Escale collection available online now

Absolutely not the best time for this but here goes.. feast your eyes

Many brands are trying to figure out how to remain open during this unprecedented world wide pandemic that is affecting all of us. They ‘Luxury Brands ‘ continue doing what they know to do best ie: produce more luxury.

In tough times this tie-dye like collection reminds us of a different, happier life. A time we all look forward to, when we leave our houses feeling the warm sun and summer breeze while on vacation or a terrace.

Collection is available for sale online immediately, since all stores are currently closed.

Reflecting..

This is not a beauty post. This is just me sharing my thoughts with you while in self isolation day 12.

After semi making peace with the fact that I can’t go out whenever I want, moving past the fact that my life is on pause till further notice and I have absolutely no control on when will I go back to normal I decided to let things take their course- No choice, huh.

I realized that in the past few months to a year no matter who I would call or see we would always bond on the fact that we are in a rut, depressed and sick of our routine life. We would always end off the conversation by shrugging and saying we do not know what it is cause we are blessed we are doing well for ourselves yet there is something, an unsettling feeling.

I think in some sort of way we needed something that would force all of us to slow down. Take a step back and realize that we have it good, learn to become a tad more grateful, appreciate and give back. Enjoy it while we have it because it all can change in two seconds, for now enjoy the time you are getting for yourself, reach out and tell those you love how much you care about them focus on the silver lining and just try to be positive.

Stay safe xx

How to self isolate and still look and feel fantastic

Spas, hair salons, nail salons all beauty parlours are closed due to COVID-19.. Yikes!!

Bummer for sure, yet that doesn’t mean that we should let ourselves go, we should take advantage of all this spare time we have on our hands pamper ourselves and come out of this looking like a million bucks.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate keep drinking water and see how will your skin, hair, nails and even your mood will change.

Its the perfect time for deep hair conditioning treatments, scrubs and facials. Yes all the ones bought and never got around to using cause we never managed to get 30 minutes to spare during our hectic lives, now we can sit back, relax and get shiny, soft hair and radiant skin.

Fall back in love with your natural nails. This one hits real close to home, if you know me at all you know my nails are always on point, acrylics, refills every two weeks, pointy, shiny, bling-y you name it. The day I realized I have no choice but to remove them i died a bit on the inside *JOKES* I have to admit I can’t wait till I can make my appointment for a fresh new set, but for now I made my peace with them and taking this as an opportunity to let them breath while hydrating the cuticles and strengthening the nails with olive oil.

Stay well and sane during COVID-19 self isolation

Whatever your day entails especially if you are not working right now a routine will help with stability to give you a sense of security, a feeling of control and help you make the best of your day within your new confines.

Build physical activity into your daily routine, use the treadmill, dance, do squats, run up and down your stairs at home.

Drink water and try to eat healthy. Eating regularly to keep your blood sugar level stable thus your mood and energy level stablized.

Reach out to family and friends, check out online activities, concerts, and events in your area/community.

Me time is very important, meditate, do yoga, take long baths, pamper yourself. This is the perfect time to slow down, disconnect and reflect.

Stay safe! xx

NICOLE BENISTI

Even though winter is coming to an end, I still want to share my love for Nicole Benisti coats!

Beautiful, beautiful pieces designed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Nicole Benisti Signature Collection is geared towards the modern day woman, exuding effortless elegance,and sophistication.

Benisti’s Signature Collection offers designs that are the essence of contemporary fashion. combining career-wear and street-wear, each design so fashion-forward, each piece perfect for transitioning from day to night.

The gorgeous colored fur trim makes those brutal cold days bearable, a definite must have in the closet of every fashion forward fashionista.

Luxurious collections for the sophisticated and confident woman, you’ll feel like you have just stepped off the runway, and my favorite part is knowing that these jackets are still exclusive enough for you to know that you will not run into a million other people wearing the same coat as you shudder cause we all know that that does happen with a few other known down coat brands hint hint .

www.nicolebenisti.com

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask

When it comes to skincare, you are what you eat. Now, you can apply what you eat, too. An instant glow face mask powered by a concentrated blend of 50 percent crushed citrus fruits that reveals radiant skin in as little as one use.
Mixing ancient beauty rituals with modern technology, Fresh offers one-of-a-kind products that perform and pamper. They splurge on everything, and skimp on nothing, to create a collection of high quality—and highly effective—makeup, skin, hair, bath and body products, as well as extraordinary fragrances.
Get glowing skin instantly with Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask. This powerhouse treatment improves the skin’s radiance and glow by 31 percent after one use, and by 49 percent after four weeks of use. The revolutionary formula is powered by 50 percent real crushed citrus fruits including oranges, lemons, and clementines, naturally containing AHA fruit acids that work to gently refine and smooth the skin. This fruit blend comes in the form of a paste, which is made from lemons cultivated in the Mediterranean region—providing double exfoliation by offering a pleasant scrub, while the AHA fruit acid content offers a chemical peeling effect. A proprietary vitamin fruit complex is a potent blend of vitamins, citrus fruit extracts, and minerals that help revitalize dull skin for a vibrant, healthy-looking glow and soft, smooth texture.
-Gently massage the formula onto cleansed skin using circular motions, and let it work for 10 minutes.
-Remove with warm water and a washcloth or cotton pad.
-Can be used two to three times per week
In an in-vivo test, after 1 use, measured by a dermatologist:
31% improved glow
34% smoother complexion
In an in-vivo test, after 4 weeks, measured by a dermatologist:
49% improved glow
-51 % smoother complexion
-Proprietary Complex of Vitamins C, E, and B5; Lemon and Orange Fruit Extracts; and Revitalizing Minerals: Helps promote a glowing complexion.
-Concentrated Citrus Fruit Paste of Crushed Oranges, Lemons, and Clementines with AHA Fruit Acids: Helps to gently exfoliate and smooth the skin.
So excited that this miracle in a jar has finally made it to Sephora in Montreal, can not wait to get my hands on mine!
$105. Available now at all Fresh boutiques and Sephora outlets



ESSENTIAL OILS GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

Image result for essential oils Quite simply, essential oils are the natural pure essence extracted from botanicals. They are commonly used for everything from fighting bacteria and alleviating stress to improving sleep, and reversing the signs of ageing. However, with so many oils available and so many possibilities for use, deciphering which to choose can be a daunting concept. Therefore, if you struggle to distinguish your cedarwood oil from your clary sage or an oil burner from an infuser, we’re here to take it back to the basics.

For thousands of years, people have used essential oils as an alternative form of medicine known as aromatherapy. This is a result of their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as the effects they have on mental health and wellbeing. However, the use of these oils is not limited to the treatment of physical and psychological ailments. They may be used as a cleaning product in the home or as natural insect repellents. Specific essential oils can reduce acne, prevent skin ageing, aid hair growth or stimulate weight loss. If you need to fight off bacteria or alleviate stress, they can do that too. Ultimately, the list of uses for essential oils is almost as long as the seemingly neverending range of oils available.

The word ‘essential’ has many meanings, however, when it comes to oils and aromatherapy, the term originates from the word ‘essence’. To break it down, essential oils are the pure, highly concentrated aromatic chemical compounds that derive from plants or botanicals. Producing these oils requires extraction and distillation of a plant’s leaves, flowers, stems or roots. Alternatively, you can also use citrus fruits and their rinds to create essential oils. Perfumes and fragrance oils do not fall into this category. This is because unlike essential oils, they cannot aid or alter physical or psychological health.

When it comes to improving your physical and mental health, essential oils are truly a gift from nature. For anyone in need of a boost, they have the ability to increase energy levels, speed up metabolism and aid digestion. If your moods are low, there are essential oils to balance your hormones and cortisol levels, alleviate stress and decrease feelings of anxiety. Promoting health from the inside and out, there are antibacterial oils that fight infections and aid in healing, while others will rejuvenate and nourish your hair and skin.

My two favorite essential oils are:

Jojoba Oil:

Related imagejojoba oil is incredibly hydrating. This is due to its high dose of Vitamin E, Vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper, zinc and iodine. Essentially, jojoba is great for minimising fine lines and wrinkles, clearing up eczema and blemishes and moisturising dry skin. it also balances oil levels and stimulates collagen

Lavender Oil:

lavender oil soothes the mind and helps heal cracked dry skin, minor cuts and burns. When mixed with frankincense oil, it may also reduce age spots.Lavender oil also promotes hair growth by deepening hair follicles, soothing the scalp and healing the hair. The calming properties of lavender oil also reduce stress-related hair loss.

Top skin care commandments for women in their 30s

  • Always clean your skin the morning
  • chose gentle cleansers-nothing too abrasive
  • If you are in a rush it is even ok to just wash it with water
  • ALWAYS apply SPF before make up
  • Order to follow- cleanser, serum, sunblock, moisturizer
  • Go oil free if you are acne prone
  • Moisturize as much as needed depending on dryness
  • Careful with scrubs they can cause micro tears in the skin
  • Always take off your make up at night
  • Make up remover pads are your friends
  • Avocado face masks are a good DIY option
  • Coconut oil is a great moisturizer
  • Step away from those peel off masks, when removing them you tug on your skin which causes fine lines
  • Tans are not good for you- when you tan it means DNA is breaking
  • Find your favorite anti-aging cream it is time to start using it
  • At night apply serum
  • Then add moisturizer
  • Learn to love collagen promoting products, collagen keeps skin plump and youthful
  • You don’t need Botox till you see lines- at rest- even then you still don’t need it
  • Easy on the procedures- frozen faces aren’t pretty
  • Fraxel Facial , a treatment that works by targeting under the skin to reduce wrinkles and promote collagen production.
  • Have a vitamin packed diet
  • stay hydrated
  • Don’t stress-breath