Friday, March 6, 2015
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Having once lived in Paris, I enjoy anything that adds some Parisian flair to my daily life. So when I recently stumbled across these whimsical watercolour paintings on Etsy, I had to share my latest discovery with you. These fine images are from Laura Row Studio. My favourite pieces from her portfolio are the beautifully executed paintings showcasing the Parisian architecture, such as the Royal Monceau featured at the beginning. But the pink ladylike details and the black lace bralettes are just as exquisite.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
If you suffer from dry or dehydrated lips, I would like to suggest 6 lip treatments that will pamper your lips right in time for Valentine's Day:
1. The retro lip balm
Smith's Rosebud Salve ($7.50)
This is one of these things I like to keep around; the vintage tin is just so pretty. Don't be fooled by its delicate packaging and rose scent, this light pink balm is great for chapped lips and also for cuticles. A great stocking stuffer gift.
2. The medical lip balm
Uriage Bariéderm Soothing Repair Barrier Lip Balm ($11.95)
This one doesn't come in a pretty packaging, but it doesn't matter since it provides instant and long-lasting relief. I like its airy and comforting texture that helps heal cracked lips. Perfect for snow bunnies.
3. The high tech lip balm
SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair ($39)
This is not your average lip balm. It's a white lotion that you massage onto your lips to exfoliate dead skin cells and prevent premature aging. Although I can't tell at this stage if it helps to smooth deep lines, my lips are definitely softer and fuller thanks to this lip treatment. For the antioxidant junkie.
4. The no-fuss lip balm
Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue ($4.66)
If you like Vicks, you'll definitely enjoy using this medicated lip balm formulated with eucalyptus and menthol. There is something so refreshing about applying a good old minty balm to smooth wind-chapped lips on the go. A fun budget buy.
5. The innovative lip balm
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil ($23)
This is an exciting kind of lip treatment formulated with plant oils. It has a delicious honey taste and a texture similar to a thick lipgloss but without any stickiness. I just love the sleek packaging, the soothing formula and the big sponge applicator. Absolutely addictive.
6. The deluxe lip balm
Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm ($17)
Friday, February 6, 2015
Valentine's Day is just around the corner! I don't know about you, but I have always enjoyed planning a decadent meal at home to celebrate Cupid. It's much more cosier and intimate than going out to a crowded restaurant. And it's the perfect occasion to indulge in delicacies and sweets. For me, this special day is about simple, yet elegant details to make your loved one feel extra special. While flowers and chocolate will always win a woman's heart, sometimes a delicate gift can add many spark to the day. Here is my curated Valentine's Day gift guide: