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FACE MASKS YOU NEED TO TRY

FACE MASKS YOU NEED TO TRY

Hello guys! I know long time no see, but I have a good excuse! I have been testing new face masks in the past few weeks, and I gathered my favorites to share them with you! To make everything easier, I made 3 different categories.

I usually do masks 2-3 times a week, and I make sure I exfoliate my skin right before I apply any mask!

 

DETOX

Garnier recently launched new tissue masks, and I tried their “black charcoal” version (sorry, but most of the time beauty products in Switzerland, have their labels written in german). I like to use this one to give a detox to my skin. When I’m having breakouts and I feel that my skin needs a serious cleanse, what I like the most, is that my skin doesn’t feel dry after using it, my pores are reduced and of course the prize!

They also have a hydrating version for both sensitive an normal skin, that I haven’t tried yet.

BRIGHTENING

I have 3 different masks for this category, it is simple I love when my skin looks bright and radiant!

I have to say that my favorite has to be the Kiehl’s one! It’s called the “Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask“ it comes in a pack of 4 masks, and it was a jelly-like texture socked in the oils! the mask doesn’t move or slip out of place, after a couple of minutes the ingredients penetrate the skin and your face looks plumped and glowy!

Caudalie “Glycolic Peel” is really nice too! This mask will chemically exfoliate your skin, leaving your face out of dullness, I was using this mask during the winter and I found It kept my skin in optimal conditions!

Estee Lauder “Advanced Night Repair Foil Mask” Prepare to look like Iron Man for a couple of minutes, this mask comes with a foil protection on top of the tissue mask to power the ingredients into the skin, I like how my skin feels after I use it, but due to the price I rather buy the Kiehl’s pack, nevertheless I still use the Estee Lauder “Advanced Repair Serum” religiously every single night!

MOISTURE

My last but not least category is all about Moisture! I had the chance to assist to the relaunch of Clinique “Moisture Surge”  moisturizer (it has been on the market for about 30 years!) in Geneva like a month ago, at the Continental Hotel. The event was all about moisture and how to keep our skin in optimal conditions, all the Clinique team was there to explain all the different ways to use the products! we had a water bar, where we chose our perfumed water and we even decorated an Aloe Vera plant!

What I loved about this product is that it can be used as a moisturizer or as a face mask if you apply a thick coat before going to sleep, the next day you feel your skin super hydrated about there’s no sticky residue.

Before applying a generous coat I make sure I spray my face with their “Moisture Surge Face Spray” just as an extra step.

That’s all my dear friends, I hope this article was useful and that maybe you’ll try any of the products! If you do, don’t forget to share your opinions with me! I’ll love to hear them!

lots of love,

Katia

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored article, all products were bought with my own money, except for the Clinique products, they were kindly gifted to me during the event, nevertheless I was in no obligation to talk about them, I just happened to really like them.

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PAPER WAIST TROUSERS

PAPER WAIST TROUSERS

Hello, my loves! I’m super excited to share with you this post since I finally got my hands on a pair of paper waist trousers!

I knew I wanted a new alternative to jeans, something that could spice things up, but every time I went to ASOS I wasn’t able to get my size.

What I like the most about this trousers is the fact that they’re both office/work wear appropriate and more casual depending on what you want to go for!

I will leave the direct link for the trousers, and some similar versions of the other items, since they’re not from this season.

 

Trousers from ASOS here

Top (similar) here

shoes here

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3 pieces to start your designer collection

3 pieces to start your designer collection

 

Hello! Today I have a small “guide” to what I think would be excellent pieces to start your designer collection.

Do all my stuff come from designers? Of course not, I’m not at that stade of my life where I can afford everything and anything just because, this is why, I prefer to make smart decisions and choose objects I can easily incorporate to my lifestyle and needs.

I would also start by stating that having designer goods is not a must or an obligation, even if social media shows a distorcionated image of what is “affordable” or a “must have” in your life, you should never feel obliged to consume in any sort of way.

The fashion world moves to an incredible speed, every season you’ll see different trends and IT items, but try to remeber something really essential:

 

“In a world of trends, always remain a classic”

 

– Coco Chanel

With this being said, if you’re intrested in incorporating some new designer pieces, but you don’t know where to start, here are a couple of recommendations under 500 dollars that you might enjoy.

Card holders or key holder

You will usually see these pieces in the category of “small leather goods”. I find them super practical and durable. The first one I got was 3 years ago from Louis Vuitton, I got it in the “Damier Ebène” canvas, because it’s my favorite. I store all my must-used cards: ID, credit/debit card, health insurance, gym card, metro card… and it’s super convenient, after 3 years there’s no sign of wear/tear (I’m also pretty attentionated with my stuff).

The second, is a key holder, in their classic LV monogram canvas. I don’t like having my keys loosed inside of my bag, I don’t like the sound, neither the marks they make to the rest of my stuff, I have in total 3 keys and they fit perfectly. Sometimes if I’m in a rush, I just put my debit card inside and I’m good to go.

Belts

Belts are always a must, even though we have payed much more effort and attention to them these last seasons, they will be forever needed. Gucci is the star of the show at the moment, with their new double GG logo, witch is super pretty! though this time I went for the old Gucci logo combined with a feminine touch.. a flower and a pearl.

If you’re petite like me, I would highly suggest to go for the smaller details in the buckle and a thinner version of the strap. I want this belt to be part of the outfit but not the main focus.

Shawls & Scarves

Shawls are super versatile, this one is the LV mongram Shawl in the color “Greige” as the name suggests is somewhere between the grey and the beige… anyways a neutral color, my cup of tea! Why I love it so much? It’s perfect for the chilly summer nights when you want something to cover your shoulders, perfect to wear in a special event with a nice dress, and still warm enough for the autumn (60% sillk & 40% wool).

Scarves, this Acne Studios “Canada Grey Melange  was on my wishlist for a while, and couple of days ago, it arrived to my door in perfect timing, because right now the hole Europe is suffering from extremly low temperatures! I choose this one in particular, because of it’s minimalist vibes, it can be paired with any of my coats, grey is also one of my favorites shades to wear during the winter, and of course is unisex (100% wool).

I hope you guys liked this post, and I was able to give you some ideas of where to start. As you may have notice, it is super important to me to invest in quality rather than quantity. I prefer to make smart shopping, get to know the materials and be able to use these pieces in the years to come. As I told you in the beginning, I have a loads of clothes that come from the fast fashion industry, which has it’s good and bad side (like anything) but I think, the ideal would be to able to balance both of them, when we have the opportunity.

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GIFT IDEA FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

GIFT IDEA FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Hello Hello my loves! -4 days for Valentine’s Day, and I’m writing this article to give you a quick idea of a gift you can offer to your special person!

It’s not chocolate or flowers, so don’t panic!

A couple of months ago I was wandering around the city with my boyfriend, and we found these beautiful bracelets from Thomas Sabo, if you live in Switzerland you know Thomas Sabo is quite known in here, if not then I’ll leave their website (here).

What I love the most in a gift, is the attention to detail, a little something that makes objets unique and personal, this is why I felt in love with their engravable collection! You can choose from either bracelets, necklaces, rings and charms.

We decided to treat ourselves with matching bracelets and we engrave the date of the day we met!

03.08.13.

 

I’d made our love story short, my now fiancé and I met in the metro! I know, I know it doesn’t sound really romantic, but this is what life had prepared to me. I was newly arrived in Switzerland and I had no expectations or plans for a love story, but 4.5 years later I love to remember this special date, what a better way than this right?

This would be also a lovely gift for your bestie!!

You can start your gift from a 39.00 CHF bracelet up to whatever your budget allows you.

 

Click here to see the same bracelet

The engraving is super fast, so you don’t have to wait any extra time!

I hope you’ll find something nice and special to your special person, remember love should be cherished every single day!

lots of love,

Katia

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GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION #FAVE

GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION #FAVE

Hello my loves, today I’m going to talk about my favorite foundation, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.

I’m going to start by stating that my favorite kind of makeup, is the “No makeup, makeup”. I prefer to enhance my features, rather than hide my skin under tons of makeup, it’s just a personal preference and I think a natural makeup suits everyone.

I always have had a love-hate relationships with foundations, I love how they look when they’re freshly applied, but after a couple of hours I hate how some of them make my skin look! When you accidentally pass by a mirror in a store or go to public bathrooms (usually light is pretty horrible in those places ) and you see how your foundation has set into the dry patches, you have no makeup on your chin anymore (you can find the remains of it in your scarf or the corners of your jacket) or it even makes you look super oily… like honestly, I’d rather just NOT wear any foundation!

So, my solution was pretty simple, I was just using concealer in the areas that need more coverage, until I found this gem! Seriously this foundation is a game changer for me. I love how my skin looks with this product and I have been using it for about 4-5 months now.

Ok here we go with the technical features

I took this image from the Giorgio Armani website because I want you to see how they describe. This is one of those rare occasions where I actually agree with what is written on the bottle. The only thing I do differently is the application. Instead of using a blender brush I always use a beauty blender/beauty sponge for applying my foundation, and I don’t think I’ll change that.

I use shade number 5 and I think it suits me pretty well. I don’t set my makeup with powder so I can’t give you a review on that, but honestly, I don’t feel this foundation makes my skin shinny in a gross way after a couple of hours of wear. I do get oily sometimes but nothing major. Even when I’m not wearing foundation this happens, so I don’t see this as an issue caused by the foundation. Anyways I always carry with me blotting papers, and even just tapping those areas with a Kleenex will do the trick.

As for the wear and last of the foundation I am truly realistic, it’s only makeup guys of course it won’t last 24 hours. With that in mind, I do think that the lasting power is okay on this product. When I come home in the evening I am not angry with the way my makeup looks. Of course somedays I’ll look better than others but I don’t think the foundation is the only thing responsable for that!

If I’m going out in the evening, I like to remove all my makeup, and do everything from scratch. I think is the best way to do it if you have the time! If I don’t have enough time (which ends up being 90% of the time I go out) then I’ll just generously spray my face with Caudelie beauty water, and spot conceal the areas that I need.

As you may have noticed I’m pretty chill with what I expect from a foundation, this is because I mostly rely on my skincare routine if I want to my skin to look good! I think skincare is the most important step if you want your makeup to look pretty. I don’t have a perfect skin, but over the years I learned what type of products my skin enjoys and which ones it’d rather just not touch. And of course I’m not a teenager anymore so my skin is a lot easier to manage.

The only negative feature of this foundation is the bottle. You never know how much product you have left because of the matte finish on the bottle. Other than that I would highly recommend you give this product a try. I know for sure I’ll use this foundation on my wedding day next year.

I would love to know what is your favorite foundation!

 

Love, Katia

In Switzerland:

Globus here

worldwide shipping:

FeelUnique here

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all pictures were taken from the official website, and then I edit them with the iPad Pro & iPencil