Embryolisse and La Roche-Posay sit at every pharmacy around the corner. Avène and Bioderma are possibly even more easily available Stateside than in France. Le Petit Marseillais and Lierac are present at Walgreens. French beauty, in short, is under threat of becoming almost generic. Surely, ... Read More about Secret files: 11 cult French beauty products you haven’t heard about a zillion times already!
Ever felt envious of someone who has boxes overflowing with free samples of the hottest foundations, mascaras, perfumes and moisturisers (great for trying out a product, perfect for touch-ups and unbeatable for travelling) when you can't even get a measly mini-bottle of toner with a ... Read More about How to score the best beauty samples… every time!
Few weeks ago, when I was in Provence, the region literally seems to glow bluish-purple. The color of soft lavender bushes shimmering against a blue sky... rolling up balmy country days and the soulfulness of summer into one pretty package. But as I've come to realise through talking with both ... Read More about The (many) beauty benefits of lavender: Ultra-easy DIY recipes included!
So, did Queen Elizabeth wake up on her 92nd birthday and have a nice laugh at Prince Charles' expense? Hoo boy, doesn't seem you're going to be the king anytime in the near future. After all, the world's oldest monarch isn't going anywhere soon, considering her sprightly step and reigns-well-in-hand ... Read More about Discovering Queen Elizabeth (and Duchess Kate’s) Britain, one beauty recipe at a time!
For some people, luxe pampering means an ultra-soft cashmere blanket. For others it's a chilled bottle of Krug. For me, it's the soothing combination of flickering candlelight and my favourite scents: the perfect ingredient for me-time, duvet days and combating daily stress, while also creating a ... Read More about The 9 best mood-lifting candles that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy