SUMMER BODY: A MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PREP | ESP & FR

SUMMER BODY: A MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PREP | ESP & FR

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Hola, en el post de hoy quiero compartiles la rutina que me ha ayudado muchísimo a tener mi piel lista para el verano y lo mejor es que no es nada complicada 🧖🏻‍♀️. Son solamente 2 pasos que me han ayudado a darle a mi piel un aspecto sano y bonito, no creo en los productos milagro pero creo en la constancia de una rutina.

en français 🥐 👇🏻

Coucou, pour le post d’aujourd’hui j’aimerais partager avec toi les deux pas qui m’ont beaucoup aidé pour améliorer l’aspect de ma peau et être toute prête pour l’été. Je ne crois pas au produits miracle, je crois qu’il s’agit d’avoir une bonne routine et d’être constante.

 

La gota de agua rompe la piedra, no por su fuerza sino por su constancia ☝🏻

 

Dry body brushing

El dry brushing es bastante conocido y es simplemente pasar un cepillo para el cuerpo, gracias la exfoliación del cepillado quitas todas las células muertas y estimulas la circulación.

A mi me gusta hacerlo justo después de salir de bañarme ( 3 veces por semana), la piel esta más  suave y siento que es más efectivo. Empiezas desde el punta de los pies y siempre es con un movimiento hacia arriba, en la panza es con un movimiento en sentido de las agujas del reloj.

La verdad es que la piel si queda un poco roja después de pasar el cepillo, pero cuando te aplicas la crema de cuerpo notas como la piel esta super suave gracias a la exfoliación. La crema que uso es la de nivea Fresh, la encuentras es todas partes, es bastante económica y a diferencia de la crema Nivea tradicional, esta se absorbe súper rápido.

Los beneficios que he notado después de 6 meses:

– Uniformidad en el tono de la piel

– Menos vellos enterrados

– La piel esta super suave

– El relieve de las estrías se nota menos

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Le dry brushing est une technique assez connue, il s’agit simplement d’une brosse pour le corps avec laquelle on se brosse pour faire un gommmage pour enlever les cellules mortes et aussi pour stimuler la circulation.

J’aime le faire juste après la douche ou bain ( 3 fois par semaine) car la peau est toute douce et je trouve que c’est plus efficace. Tu commences par le bas du corps et toujours en mouvements longs et vers le haut, pour le ventre on fait des mouvements dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre.

Après le brushing la peau est un peu rouge, mais quand on mets la crème on sent tout de suite une peau douce grâce au gommage. La crème que j’aime utiliser c’est la Nivea Soft, elle est pas chère et j’en mets partout deux fois par jour, à différence de la crème Nivea normal (boîte bleu) la version Soft s’étale rapidement.

Les différences que j’ai aperçu après 6 mois:

– une tonalité uniforme dans la peau

– moins de poils incarné

– une peau douce même après quelques jours

– le relief ou “volume” des vergetures est moins évident

buy the brush here

Cupping

Esto lo hago de manera preventiva, por el momento no tengo celulitis a simple vista, solo cuando hago presión en la pierna pero esto es normal.

Primero aplico el aceite y después con ayuda de la ventosa doy masaje en piernas y glúteos de manera circular y de nuevo siempre hacia arriba.
No les voy a mentir la verdad es que es cero agradable y hasta duele un poquito, supongo que depende de la sensibilidad de cada quien pero a mi costo un tiempo acostumbrarme.

No puedo decir que resultados he tenido, por que no tengo un problema visible, pero como les dije antes lo hago como prevención.

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Ce pas je le fais de manière préventive, c’est bien vrai qu’on a toutes un certain degré de peau d’orange 🍊 pour l’instant, j’ai encore de la chance car on ne voit pas, sauf si je mets de la pression sur mes jambes par exemple. Mais ça arrive à toutes, c’est donc pour moi c’est juste la prévention.

Je vais pas te mentir, j’aime pas forcément le faire car ça fait un peu mal au début. On mets l’huile anti-celulite et on étale avec la venteuse avec des mouvements circulaires, toujours vers le haut. Je fais surtout sur mes cuisses et 🍑, après quelques fois on s’habitue à la sensation, mais je me dis toujours que c’est un sacrifice pour un bien meilleur 😅. 

Mental preparation

Durante el verano hay mucha presión acerca de como debemos vernos, exponemos más áreas del cuerpo y creo que les damos más atención.

Creo que esta bien querer una versión bonita o mejorada de nosotros mismos que vayamos al gimnasio o como le compartí arriba tips para vernos mejor, lo que no esta bien es lastimarnos a nosotros mismo con standares imposibles y sentirnos mal al respecto, el cuerpo perfecto no existe.

Basta de torturarnos, hay cosas que podemos cambiar y hay cosas que no podemos.
Si me molesta no tener un abdomen marcado o no tener glúteos mas definidos puedo hacer ejercicio y aunque no sean cambios instantáneos puedo llegar a tener mejoras 🍑💪🏻.

Ahora, las que no puedo cambiar, por ejemplo mi altura, me encantaría tener por lo menos 10 cm de más y poder comprar cualquier pantalón o vestido largo sin tener que cortarlo o tener un talle largo que presumir en bikini.
Podría pasar horas quejándome de eso, pero no me aumentaría ni un centímetro. Prefiero poner mi energía en las cosas que me hacen ver y sentir mejor como buscar otro tipo de ropa o marcas que si hagan tallas petite, o simplemente poner mas énfasis en lo que me gusta de mi y no tiene que ser solamente físico.
No por esto tengo algo en contra de las mujeres altas ni las miro con envidia, tampoco les escribo comentarios negativos en Instagram (pequeño recordatorio para todos 🙄) ellas tienen algunas ventajas yo considero que tengo otras 😉:

– Tengo más espacio en los asientos de avión
– Puedo comprar algunas cosas en la sección de niños y es más barato
– Me pierdo fácilmente entre la gente (perfecto cuando quieres ser discreta, tipo en el súper)

Ok, pueden consultar un post más serio al respecto de este tema en internet,  pero a mi me gusta ver las cosas con humor y por que realmente creo que debemos empezar a ser más amables con nosotros mismos #selfloveclub además considero que es más importante el antender nuestras inseguridades antes de ir a proyectarlas en odio en la felicidad ajena.

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Pendant l’été, on a une pression plus grande pour être parfaites, j’imagine que c’est parce que on expose une plus grande partie de notre corps pendant cette saison.

Je dois commencer par dire que le corps parfait n’existe pas, on peut s’améliorer ou changer à un certain degré pour se sentir mieux avec soit même. Par contre, il faut être plus gentil avec nous mêmes  et arrêter de se sentir coupable.

 Il y a des choses qu’on peut changer et je t’encourage à faire des efforts pour y arriver, si cela te rendra plus heureuse. Par exemple, si je veux avoir des abdos ou un derrière plus definis,  je sais que je dois faire une routine et passer quelques heures au fitness.

Par contre,  je sais qu’il y a des choses que je ne peux pas changer, comme ma taille (je mesure 156 cm), j’aurais bien aimé avoir au moins 10 cm de plus juste pour pouvoir acheter des pantalons et jupes sans devoir faire des retouches et avoir une taille toute allongée en bikini 👙 mais non, et vu que je ne peux rien faire pour grandir maintenant 😅, je préfère mettre mon énergie ailleurs. Je préfère trouver des habits qui me corresponde plus ou des marques qui font des “tailles petites”. Peut-être aussi mettre l’accent sur des autres choses qui vont me mettre plus en avant, même des choses qui n’ont rien à voir avec le physique.

On est comme on est et c’est surement pas avec de la jalousie ou méchanceté ou encore en écrivant des commentaires négatifs sur des photos sur les réseaux  sociaux qu’on va changer. Je préfère voir le côté positif d’avoir une petite taille:

– J’ai plus de place dans les avions  

– Je peut acheter quelques habits dans la section enfant et c’est moins chère.

– Je me perds facilement entre  les gens (parfait quand tu veux être discrète 😉).

D’accord tu peux aller regarder un autre post plus sérieux sur ce sujets ailleurs, mais ma façon de voir les choses c’est avec un peu d’humour, je crois que c’est le moment de devenir plus gentils avec nous mêmes #selfloveclub et aussi de se responsabiliser un peu plus de nos insécurités avant d’aller les projeter en haine sur la joie des autres.

with love Katia,

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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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This is not sponsored by any brand, all pictures belong to lecorbeaublanc.com

#OOTD No.1 from 2018

#OOTD No.1 from 2018

Hello my loves & happy Friday, yes finally the end of the week! I can’t complain we did got some much appreciated sun rays and with that, I finally got the opportunity to get some nice pictures.

With Salomé (@im_salome) we first stop for some lunch in a new place called “Pancs Cafe” (@pancs.lausanne) a lovely and cosy place that yes, as the name suggests, serves pancakes et crêpes, both salty and sugar! My recommendation will be the “Vanilla cake”.

After that, we walked into the streets looking for the perfect place to take nice pictures, we took some at the Church of St. François/Francis and then headed to smaller and less noisy streets.

I didn’t think much about this outfit while getting ready in the morning, but at the end I have to say I really did like this pieces together a lot!

I’ll leave you all the direct links at the end.

Coat: Burberry here (Farfetch) SALE!!

corse top: Pull & Bear (out of stock) similar here (ASOS) SALE!!

trousers: Zara

shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (not available any more) similar here (ASOS) SALE!!

sunglasses: Ray Ban

bag: Coach -30% in Antara Mexico City

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NEW THINGS I WANT TO TRY IN 2018

NEW THINGS I WANT TO TRY IN 2018

Hello my loves! I’m finally back in Switzerland 

In today’s post, I want to share the five new things I will love to do in 2018.

 

Exactly last year, I enrolled myself to the gym, with the intention on going at least twice a week, I know it’s not that much, and there’s people that go every single morning… But I was quite surprised with myself, I did actually went to the gym almost every single week.

I go to Let’s Go, it’s the biggest chain of gyms in Switzerland, I think their fees are correct, considering that you have access to all the collective courses and the proper gym area, they’re open the whole week and you can attend any of the gyms. At the beginning I tried almost all the courses and finally, the one that I liked the most was Zumba, the instructor is amazing and was perfect for my schedule! For the second day, I do 30 minutes of cardio, and then some floor exercises.

For 2018, I want to add a third day in my fitness routine, and Pilates on Monday morning sounds like a good idea.

I’ll leave Let’s Go website here.

 

As long as I remember I had long hair, and don’t get me wrong I love it, but I want to experince something different. I have been influenced by Tanya Burr and Olivia Culpo, so I think that in a couple of days I’ll be making RDV with my hair dresser. Of course I’m a little bit nervous, but at the end of the day hair grows! And who knows? Maybe I will love it, and I’ll be keeping it short for a longer period.

When it comes to cooking, I only know the basics and honestly is NOT my passion. On the other hand, I know it’s important to have a correct and healthy diet, so I would love to start cooking new dishes.

My goals, are to at least try one new recipe each week, incorporate more veggies, mushrooms, and vegetal protein.

I love reading, and before moving to Switzerland I was reading a new book almost every month. My all-time favorite author is Ken Follet, hands down! He’s the perfect writter if you’re like me, and love historical novels.

Currently I’m reading Peter Pan, a classic. But, I still have a couple of books that I bought and haven’t had the chance to read them.

Since I started my Blog in June 2017, I discover new bloggers all the time, specially from Switzerland and Mexico, since these two are the countries that follow the most my Blog and Instagram. I have discovered many talented and creative girls that inspire me to work hard on the content I want to share with you guys, but it also happens to me that I start comparing myself… I don’t have enough followers as X girl, I don’t post as much I as X girl, and the list goes on…

The sad part of comparing yourself to someone else, is that you loose your time and energy, furthermore you create a negative vibe around you, and nobody should create this around themselves! This is why, I challenge myself to create and write without looking at the numbers, I challenge myself just to enjoy and let myself be creative in my own way.

Here I talk about the “blogging world”, but comparisons can be made in any situations of your life.

What about you guys? What goals are you setting for yourself this year? I will love to know!

 

XX, Katia

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My experience with long distance relationships

My experience with long distance relationships

Hello guys, I’m sorry I skipped last week’s post and I know it has been a couple of days since my last update. December has definitely been kicking me in the derrière as I’ve been trying to balance work with life and Christmas travel plans. It was not an easy month and as you guys know I prefer to write a blogpost only when I know I have the time to post quality content rather than posting nonsenses.

In this post I want to share my experiences, and my tips, on how I keep healthy and durable long distance relantionships with my loved ones. As you may know (or maybe this is new information for some of you guys) I’m Mexican and I have lived in Switzerland for almost 2.5 years now. I know, I know, two and a half years does not seem like a SUPER long time, but it has been enough time to help me realize that family and friends are super important, they’re basically everything.

So this post is dedicated to those people whom I miss terribly. These are all the lessons I have learnt in the short yet excruciatingly long time we have spent apart.

Accept new people in your life

Once you move out of your comfort zone – it may be to a different country or town, maybe a new university, or even out of your parents house– you might need to make an extra effort to get to know more people around you. This can depend a lot on many factors, including the country, the culture, or the language of the place you are at. These aspects might be different from what you are used to, but try to adjust to your new life. Once you open yourself up to new opportunities and create a circle of acquaintances, friends and activities, it is much much easier to stop being homesick.

Give new people a chance! Just remember, everyone always starts out as an acquaintance. But most importantly, give YOURSELF a chance to embrace others around you and try to make them a part of your life. It might come as a surprise to you that you’ll compare the new people in your life to the ones who have basically always been there, but here is a golden rule I learnt the hard way: don’t compare them with other friends– each person has it’s unique way to show their love.

 

Don’t establish rules

We all want to spend time with our loved ones and making plans seems to be the way to do it. But don’t try to emforce a schedule on “when” and “how” you will communicate with those who are far away. We have an amazing advantage that no other generation has ever enjoyed before, we have social media and thank God for that.

It will depend on how far away you have moved, and if you have a considerable time difference– I for example am 7 time zones away from my family and friends. You must understand that sometimes it won’t be possible to answer messages or calls right away …. AND IT’S OKAY! My friends and I have adjusted through the years and have found that the easiest way to communicate is through voice messages. What makes these optimal is that you can basically share 20-minute long stories (yes I plead GUILTY) and your friends can listen and respond whenever they get a chance. It takes off the pressure of having to literally be there 24/7.

Take it easy, if you have something to share just write or record the message, and eventually you’ll get a message back. Trying to force people into a set communication system might work for a while, BUT believe me the day will come when either of you won’t be able to make it, and you might feel disappointed of a system you created.

Social media is amazing

As I mentioned above, this is a huge advantage in our generation, and it’s amazing how connected you can feel with those around you. Maybe it’s a message or a call, a tag on a funny meme, or just a photo on Instagram, you can almost instantly know what your friends are doing and I think this can make long distance relationships easier.

If you’re reading this you might already know that I’m really active on Instagram, I post pictures and stories every single day, and I love it.

I have the added fortune that most my friends are super active as well, but I do understad that some people might not like being on social media that much. So I do take a moment to send a voicenote or a message just to check in on how they’re doing in a more personal way.

People change

People will change all the time, sometimes you’re going to be there to witness the moment, sometimes you won’t. Sometimes you’re the one that is going to change, and this might take people in different directions.

This too is also very normal, and sometimes it has nothing to do with the distance. With time you will realize friends that once where super close to you are now doing completely different things. I will just advice you to cherish the moments you spent together and be happy for them.

Who knows, maybe at some point you might be able to see each other again. I have a good example: Since I started lecorbeaublanc.com and Instagram account, old acquaintances from school have reached out to me and I have been able to talk to them more so than before. Maybe I’ll be able to see a couple of them now that I’m in Mexico for the Holidays. I wasn’t particulary close to them back then, but if today they’re offering me their time and friendship, of course I’ll accept it.

When you come back home

This is me right now while writting this post. I’m currently home in my room, a room that is full of memories like sleepovers with my friends, coming back from a party, midnight confessions… You know, the list goes on and on…

I set on my mind and in my heart that every time I’ll be back home, I will enjoy it. I’m going too see friends and family that will have the time to see me, most of them know I’m here, for those who are a little bit forgetful I did write them to remind them I was coming back for a few days.

I want to return to Switzerland knowing that I was able to spend good times with my friends rather than forcing people into seeing me just because I’m here. Some of my friends work so their time with me is much more limited, and some of them are on holidays with their families, and I don’t take it personally.

Early this morning I was brunching with one of my friends and she told me this:

”Sometimes we hang on things way too much. Sometimes it is a person, an experience, a certain place or a choice.

Enjoy what you have and enjoy what you’re living in the moment. Maybe you will get a chance to experience those things you cherish again and again, or maybe not. Maybe you’ll get that one thing you so much desired, maybe not. Maybe you’ll achive all of the things you expected, maybe not.

Let life surprise you once in a while. Don’t hang on in a hour, a moment or a condition. Live without waiting or being waited on.

Free from prejudices or anticipated ideas that might lead to unnecessary worries. Just live.

Work for the things you want, and do your best.

Say thanks to the opportunity of being with that one friend, that coffee date, that night out, that candlelit dinner.

Nothing stays the same, everything passes, everything transforms itself.”

Each relationship is unique

I still have another experience that convinces me every single day that there’s no distance or time that can separate friends.

For almost 7 years now, I keep a friendship that is quite unique, and at the beginning it was hard for people to understand. Seven years ago I met my now amazing friend thanks to her old YouTube videos. If I share this story now it’s like super normal, but believe me 7 years ago, everyone thought it was super weird.

Her name is Milena, a Russian girl living in Tokio. We used to Skype (when Skype was a thing) religiously every Saturday morning just like you will go and grab some coffee with a friend. We would talk about our schools, how our countries were different or similar, our friends, everything… After two years of friendship I visited her in Tokio, and it was amazing! Up until now it has been the one and only time we have ever met in person. I hope this might change in the future, but still Milena is as close to me as any other of my friends. We can’t Skype anymore on Saturday mornings but we still call each other quite frequently.

Proving all of what I have stated above.

 

I hope that this post might help you if you’re struggling with moving out/coming back home and can make your process a little bit easier. Remember, this is more easily said than done. Most of us are always expecting something, and it takes a moment to realize that only God’s timing is perfect.

 

Katia,

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