I’ve been looking at this ivory porcelain hook for over a year and decided to stop by Merci to pick one up – they only had one left in ivory – lucky me. The production of these porcelain Limoges hooks was stopped in the 1970’s but in collaboration with the factory in Limoges in France, that still had the original moulds, Zagra has now relaunched the hooks in various colours. Zagra also make the cutest porcelain switches that I’m considering for my bathroom.
Brow maintenance is a big deal in my beauty routine. I have quite sparse and patchy brows if I don’t treat them to a serum daily and fill them in with some sort of brow product. I’m naturally blond so they are quite light and in need of some maintenance. I’m a long term user of the M2 but I’m now giving the new brow and lash products from Apot.care a chance.
The Optibrow formula is infused with polypeptides P226 complex to lengthen, thicken and speed up growth while Optiwide complex works to strengthen and prevent hair loss.
Optilash is a natural and vegan lash enhancing serum to transform the appearance of your lashes in less than 28 days. Key ingredients count Biotin to strengthen lash fiber and reduce breakage, panthenol that increases lash resistance and durability and hyaluronic acid that improves suppleness, resistance and durability and much more. Use both once a day before bedtime and apply as an eyeliner at the base of the lashes.
The Glamlash mascara is infused with the Optiwide complex so it supposedly should decrease the loss of lashes after makeup removal and make your lashes appear longer, fuller nd stronger within weeks. The mascara contains beeswax that creates a protective tubing film around your lashes. Use as any other mascara.
You can shop Apot.care in Magasin or apotcare.com – they have free shipping in Europe.
If you are trying to grow out your brows to make them look fuller – don’t touch them for weeks. Simply use the serum and leave them alone. I would recommend going to a professional to have your brows shaped – that makes it so much easier to do your own brow maintenance. On to shaping – give your brows a pre-pluck massage with a bit of oil. Simply add oil and slide your thumb inwards to outwards. This should relax your forehead so you see the brow-scape better and help the hairs slide out easier.
Did you see my post about the Apot.care tailor-made serum trio?
Last weekend my boyfriend took me to Paris and besides eating a million croissants, chocolate éclairs and a tartelette aux framboises – we went shopping. I stopped by Céline to say bye bye before the new collection arrives and enjoy the old Céline universe one last time. I brought home these candy coloured Céline sneakers to inject a little spring feeling to my dark winter wardrobe. They also come with a pair of pink laces, so come spring I’ll sugar-coat my wardrobe with these new everyday heroes. The perfect souvenir from Paris.
When I’m not wearing my very warm puffer I’m dealing with winter in this expedition inspired jacket in heavy-weight wool. My winter wardrobe doesn’t differ much from the rest of the year – just more layers and warmer fabrics. Still a lot of classics in navy, black and white.
I’m off to Paris this weekend and this feels like the perfect outfit to be wearing while exploring the city.
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January is my least favourite month of the entire year. Even though we have been blessed with a bit of sun this past week, the days are short, it’s windy and cold and all I want to do is curl up in bed and watch Netflix. An easy way to enjoy the dark hours more is to delve into some self-care. For me that means at home spa in my almost new bathroom. A space I enjoy so much more since renovating it last year. It’s a lot more serene and it’s easy to spend time nourishing your body and mind in a comfortable space. So slow down and use your weekends relaxing and getting ready for a new week.
This duo are the key products of my January edition of Sunday self-care routine. I love a scented candle and this one from Byredo is a favourite of mine. “From the starched collar of a cotton poplin shirt to the faint crease left when you unfold a linen pillowcase. White fabric woven with notes of chamomile, luminous cedar and tender musk. And, behind this comforting, almost downy vapour, lies the metallic and invisible sting of the iron”, Byredo writes about their ‘Cotton Poplin’ bougie parfumée. It fills my bathroom with a crisp clean cotton scent. So fresh. After showering with this amazing body cleanser I use this light and vitamin rich mango and black pepper body sufflé from Amazing Space. Hydrating, softening body care with a creamy, featherlight consistency of soufflé. A blend of rose flower water, virgin coconut oil and a high content of vitamin A that refines and tightens skin. It smells great and it sinks in fast so I can wear my new silky soft kimono. So ready for a day of Sunday self-care. Enjoy your Sunday.