Sunday, July 31, 2016

Pochette de Janette

Pochette de Janette Luxembourg fashion & beauty & lifestyle blogger
If there's one thing I can't resist, it's a good beauty box...i mean, pouch. Luxembourg women's magazine Janette recently surprised me with one of their summer packages, and after 3-4 weeks of trial I'm ready to deliver the verdict. 

Pochette de Janette for me is always full of new discoveries. Last time, for example, I fell in love with the shampoo bar and the face mist (which I still use!). This time the parcel contained: Sachajuan hair conditioner, Oceopin maritime pine seed exfoliant (la poudre de graines de pin maritime), Monoprix bio almond oil for face, body and hair, Le Sourcil waterproof eyebrow pencil and Jeanne Lanvin perfume

Overall, the exfoliating powder (pictured last) is my favorite item. The way it works is that you put your existing shower gel in your hand and then tip in some of this powder to exfoliate. I'm not usually a sucker for "innovative" products that require various steps, but I thought this is a great idea, because there is so much greatness in such a tiny bottle. May I add, it was full to the top, which was a pleasant surprise (something that potato crisp companies could learn from...)

The other product I really loved was the Sachajuan hair conditioner. It's a swedish beauty brand, and if you look at their instagram, you will probably want to buy everything. Them swedes and their awesome aesthetics, right?! I've recently actually made a complete flip-over in my haircare routine, and this conditioner came at the right time. The majority of my adult and teenage life I've been shampooing my hair first, and then putting hair conditioner into the tips after. About a month ago I swapped the order of these steps, so now I start off by putting hair conditioner into the entirety of my hair, and let it sit while I do other stuff like exfoliate etc. After about 2-5 minutes I wash it out and shampoo my hair. My hair already feels stronger and less greasy! 

If you live in Luxembourg, France, Belgium or Germany, you too can get your own Pochette de Janette, just click away and find what works best for you. Later! 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Throwback to Spring

Zara shirt (similar here & here) - Topshop jeans, Topshop hat, Topshop Boots

Although cherry blossom season is over, it is safe to say it's my favorite time of the year for shooting photos. Everything just looks like something out of a fairy tale (with the help of a few good filters, of course). Me and Carmen shot this look on the day of David and Linda's workshop, which was all about how to brand your blog. I definitely want to attend more talks and workshops, as you can really gain great value from industry insiders. 

As it was quite a relaxing occasion at Ready?! (awesome cafe just 10 min walk from Luxembourg town centre), I chose a really casual look, which I attempted to spice up with some of my fave accessories. This Topshop hat and pair of boots were both purchased on Depop, which I think is a great way to shop in a more environmentally responsible manner. I genuinely feel like a good summer hat can make any outfit complete, so it's definitely a must have accessory. Now that it's finally warm outside, I am hoping to find a large straw hat for the beach and sunny days (I blame you, Kendall). 

Onto some personal news, I've finally graduated woohooo!!! I can't explain how crazy/busy these past few weeks/months have been, but finally this chapter is wrapped up and I'm eager to see what's next... Talk to you later!