Beauty

Eyebrow talk : Best products ever

We are all dreaming of the perfect instagram brow coupled with a natural stroke at the same time. Finding the right product is a real struggle in the beauty world where hundreds of new products are created every hour of every day.
I have tried so many different products and finally came to a top 3.

3. Kiko Precision Eyebrow pencil

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It’s the first product that actually worked on me. It is longwear and last the whole day, there no need for a touch up during the day. It costs about 6euros and you can buy it at a Kiko store or on the website (here).
This product is perfect either if you have a good eyebrow shape already and just need to fill in some tiny holes; or if you don’t have a lot of eyebrows and want to draw full eyebrows. The finish is quite natural and doesn’t give you that fake brow effect. I like that it’s a pencil because it allows you to draw lightly, stroke by stroke. You don’t need to use a lot of product since it’s quite thick already. I picked up color 4 which is perfect for light brunettes.

2. Horseoil Eyebrow Dye (Korean)

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This thing is amazing. I have to admit I was skeptical at trying an eyebrow cream at first; I thought it wouldn’t look as natural as with a pencil but I was so wrong. I had seen the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade everywhere but I never tried it. Then, one day, I came across this product on Wish.com; when I saw that it cost $1.50, I clicked immediately and bought it without thinking twice.

I was really surprised by the quality of the eyebrow cream. It comes with an angled brush and a tiny container of cream. Despite the size of the container which might seem like nothing at first, it lasts surprisingly long. Mine is still half full after 6 months.
It is more smudge proof than the Kiko pencil, so I really like this one.

3. Wunderbrow

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Honestly, I don’t think it can get much better than this. This is THE best product ever. This is not sponsored, this is my honest point of view on the product.
It does cost around $22, which might seem kind of expensive for some; especially if you compare it to the horseoil cream. However, it is worth every penny. It is completely smudge proof and lasts up to 3-4 days. You can swim, go to the gym, and do all sort of crazy things to test the lasting of the product; and trust me it won’t budge.

Don’t take my word for it, there are tons of Youtube videos or Instagram posts about this miraculous product. I chose the brunette color, which is neither too dark nor too light and fits perfectly. There is a large range of colors for you to choose from according to your hair color.
I only have one word for you : BUY IT NOW
==> here

I wanna hear everything about your favorite eyebrow products, if you’ve tried the Wunderbrow and more!
XX
See you next week 🙂

Lifestyle

The best Instagram workout programs

I was going to post an article about this amazing cookie place on the French Riviera but then I thought, Okay this is summer, everyone is about that beach body, I am not going to tempt everyone into ruining this spirit. But I will definitely post it later 😉
We don’t always have time or money to go to the gym everyday. Especially time and maybe a little bit of laziness for my part. But I love working out at home when I wake up, so I have tried different programs mainly from Instagram or Youtube. I am going to detail them and talk about their pros and cons.

1. Victoria’s Secret Angels

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This is the first program I tried. It is up on their youtube channel. The program includes every part of the body : arms, legs, abs, and butt. I loved this program because it is quite fast; so it’s really convenient if you don’t have time for 2 hours of work out. The videos last for 7 to 10 minutes. My favorite one is the core workout which incorporates jumping rope and really wrams you up before starting the other exercises. The definite advantage is that is it free!

Arms : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJVtkTPliuc
Legs : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH05jPVxs30
Butt : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICHcmO_qqik
Core : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gFqHKVUUOY

I definitely recommend this workout. Just because we’re not angels doesn’t mean we can’t train like one 😉
If you don’t like the exercises presented in the video for some reason, there are also printable workout sheets online if you type train like an angel in Google Images.

2. Top Body Challenge

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The next program was created by a French Instagram girl, Sonia Tlev. Once again, it is a relatively short program that lasts 30 minutes and is in the form of a pdf guide illustrating the exercises. There’s a sheet of exercises for three days during the week : Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On day is dedicated to abs and legs, another one for arms and butt, and the last one is a total body workout. It costs 39 euros and can be bought on the website below :
https://shop.soniatlev.fr/gb/17-my-programs

I love how it is presented, the only downside for me is the fact that the abs exercises are really concentrated on developing the abs rather than the waist. However if that’s what you’re looking for, then it’s perfect.
In addition the workout program there is a nutrition program that you can follow for a full diet. There are some results pictures on the website that are pretty impressive if you’re looking to lose some weight!

3. Bikini Body Guide

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This one was created by Kayla Itsines another very successful instagram girl. The presentation is the same as the TBC, it is a PDF guide available on her website for 50 euros. It’s a little bit more expensive but definitely worth it. She also proposes a food plan including a vegetarian one for the same price, which is awesome.
https://www.kaylaitsines.com/collections/guides

I prefer this one to the Top Body Challenge because I feel like even after several weeks my body doesn’t get used to the exercises and still hurt the same. The exercises are more intense and it lasts 28 minutes. Again great if you’re a busy woman.

4. FitazFk

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This one is my absolute favorite of every pdf workout programs that I have ever tried. It also lasts 28 minutes, is only $28 and will make you feel terribly sore and great. I used it for three months even though it is a 4 weeks program, I just couldn’t get enough of these exercises.
https://www.fitazfk.com/product/fitaz-in-28-days-guide/

Their butt exercises are the best and you see the results really fast! Whether it is for weight loss or simply toning it is super efficient. Trust me you won’t regret your $28 or the 28 minutes of your time!!!

5. Boho beautiful

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This is the current program I have been doing for almost a year now. I have been so busy with law school and all that I stopped working out for about 2 months and then I did not feel very good in my body, I was not as toned as I used to and thought about more stretching exercises and yoga type workout.
I found Boho Beautiful’s Youtube channel while looking at yoga workout videos and I immediately loved it. The length of the video vary between 5 to 20 minutes according to the time you have, which is the best thing ever. Even if I only have 5 minutes to workout I’ll do it cause it is still better than nothing.
https://www.youtube.com/user/cexercize

I have noticed that the exercises she proposes really transform the body, it is more concentrated on making lean muscles rather than bulky ones. You really feel the burn literally in every single muscles of the body. After just one week you can see and feel the difference. You don’t need to wait three months.
Lately I have been travelling a lot so I chose her 5 minute miracle workouts. And here is the link to my favorite one : the 5 minute muffin top destroyer workout.
==> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLGMLpdS8-o

Here are all of my favorite workout programs, tell me below which one you consider trying or if you tried some what do you think about them!

See you next week for another article!
XX

Fashion

BALMAIN MENSWEAR SPRING/SUMMER 2018

 

I just finished watching the latest Balmain fashion show and as always I have no words for it. Olivier Rousteing seems to have an endless supply of creativity…

I am not exactly into men’s fashion but when it comes to Balmain, I make an exception. I mean you have to. His creations scream inspiration, next trend, and perfection.

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First, you should definitely watch the whole thing to know exactly what I am talking about (you can watch the show on the Facebook page).

The particularity of his collection over those of any other designer is how he is able to mix a classical Coco Chanel style with a strong modern twist, making it the trendiest collection of the season with sequined jackets, studs, embroidered lace, baroque swirls, fringe and so many more add-ons that reflect Rousteing’s personal wardobe.

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The collection also illustrated a strong sentiment of national pride. Despite the presence of obvious US elements in the show like stripes and stars; Rousteing really put the emphasis on his love for France, not only through the french music playing during the show, but especially when he appeared in a mariniere cardigan at the end, representing France thriving in the 80’s.

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I can’t wait to watch his next show to see what else he has in store for us…

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Beauty · Uncategorized

DIY Negin’s Mirsalehi Gisou oil

For those who don’t know, Negin Mirsalehi is an amazing 28 year-old fashion blogger with 4 millions followers on Instagram and she is most known for her gorgeous hair.

 

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She founded the brand Gisou and the first product she created was Honey Infused Hair Oil. It is a hair oil enriched with a key ingredient : honey from the Mirsalehi bee garden.

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Honey is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. The propolis the bees use to reinforce their home is known for its strengthening and preservative properties. Thus it is ideal for strengthening and protecting the hair.

The only downside is the price.. It costs $84 in the US and 74 euros in Europe. I think it does last a year so it does last a long time for the price. However, not everyone has the money to buy it.

So one day, after going on Gisou website, I noticed that I already had the ingredients in my bathroom. So why not try it out?

You’ll need :

– an empty dropper bottler (that you can easily find off amazon)

– Honey (100 % natural, it’s even better if you know a beekeeper 😉 )

– Coconut oil

– Almond oil

– A bowl

Steps :

1. Start with 4 tablespoon of honey (change the quantities according to the size of your dropper bottle; mine was a medium)

2. Then add 1 or 2 teaspoon of coconut and almond oil until the consistency is liquid enough.

3. Put the finished mix in the dropper bottle and ta-da you have a perfect hair oil.

Uses :

1. You can use it as a hair mask by adding one or two drops of the mix to your hair conditioner;

2. Or as an overnight treatment by covering your hair with the mix and putting them in a towel for the night;

2. You can also use it before drying your hair or styling them with two drops,

3. And last, my personal favorite, you can use it as the final touch of your hair routine, after straightening or curling them.

I have been using this DIY hair oil for about two months and I absolutely love how my hair feels and looks. It’s more shiny and hydrated than it has ever been. Despite this DIY version, I still want to buy Negin’s oil to try it out, and the packaging is just so shelf-worthy (haha aesthetic is everything).

I hope you guys enjoyed this little tutorial, don’t hesitate to tell me how your oil turned out and if you have the real one, how much you like it!

XX