Gucci Marmont : 1 year review

Gucci Marmont : 1 year review

Hello there! Today I’ll be doing a review about me favorite bag! The Gucci Marmont in the mini size. I’ve been wearing this bag almost every single day since I got it, and it has been one of my must worn items so far!

I waited for almost a year to get this bag, and honestly this period of waiting gave me the time to think, why and how I was going to wear this bag. I was afraid of getting the IT bag, and then after the trend is over get stucked with an expensive bag I wasn’t going to use.

There are a couple of details in this bag that makes it a classic in my opinion.

First I’ll get into the general details:

The official name is: GG Marmont matelassé mini bag

Price: 1,550 CHF

Materials: Black matelassé chevron leather with heart at the back, and antique gold-tone hardware.

Mini size: W22cm x H13cm x D6cm

Made in: Italy

First of all, the shape it has a very simple and practical shape that will never go out of style. The fact that I choose the leather version in the black color also helped a lot, since I can wear it with any outfit. The mini size is also very useful, big enough to carry all my essentials, but it can also be worn at night and still look elegant.

You can wear it as normal purse on your shoulder with the double chain or as a crossbody. I usually use it on my shoulder, but I like the fact I can choose! The mini size is perfect, because even if you use it as a crossbody it will never loose its shape. The medium size on the other hand does, and when it’s worn as a crossbody the top of the bags looks weird.

This bag also comes in many different colors (red, beige, white, baby pink, metallic golden/pink, and metallic red/pink) materials (velvet, raffia or snake skin) and sizes (medium, mini and super mini). But as I previously mentioned I wanted something that would be timeless and easy to wear.

After one full year of use, I was expecting to have much more damage in the bag. The corners are usually the first places you show the wear on a bag, and mine are in perfect conditions. I have also done some traveling with this bag, I went to Vietnam and Mexico and when you’re traveling and moving aroung you can’t really take the same care of precautions as when you’re home. For example, I remember while I was in Vietnam, we got caught in the rain while walking on the street and nothing happened to my bag (I was afraid of the stains water can leave on some materials). Also the hundreds of times I opened the bag to get my passport and all the security filters… I was really happy with the quality of the leather!

The interior of the back also ended up surprising me, its made of a microfiber lining with a suede-like finish, in a light pink/beige color. Light interiors are made to easily find your things, but in the other side it also makes it easier for dirt and stains to show. I know maybe others won’t find it problematic, but personally I do care about this type of details and I try to be careful. I regularly clear my bag and I gently swipe away any dust that can get accumulated, and I also try use baby wipes and clean the items that go into my bag. The interior looks brand new to me so I don’t have any complaints!

What can I fit in the bag? I’m not someone that carries a lot of things, a small bag is more than enough! I usually carry my wallet (mine is small but you can fit a big one), key pouch, sunglasses, lipstick, reusable tissue bag (folded), and hand sanitizer.

Also, a few days ago I placed an order from the brand Samorga, this website makes bag organizers (inserts) for every single luxury bag we know! I already have a bag organizer for my Louis Vuitton “neverfull” bag, and I can’t recomment it enough! It helps my bag to hold its shape but also find things easily! The problem with big bags is that you can loose everything inside. For my Marmont bag this is not the case, but I just want something to continue to protect the interior of the bag.

Bags are made to be worn and show their marks with pride I guess, I have no intentions of selling my bags or anything like that, I just want to be able to enjoy them as much as I can. I can’t really afford a new bag as the season dictates the new IT bag every couple of months, so I just try go for pieces that I know will look great in the years to come!

Who knows maybe one day I’ll be able to get my hands on a classic Chanel double flap in caviar leather? *the absolute dream bag*

Bisous,

Katia

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Glossier: A review

Glossier: A review

Hola a todos, espero que estén muy bien! Hoy les traigo este post para hablarles acerca de la marca Glossier, creo que no tengo que presentarla mucho, creo que todos han visto algo al respecto en Intagram o algunas bloggers americanas o inglesas.

Pero en breve, Glossier una marca minimalista en el cuidad facial/corporal, cosméticos y fragancias, sus productos son simples pero efectivos. Glossier empezó como un blog “Into The Gloss” por Emily Weiss, donde su preocupación principal era conocer que es lo que realmente le gusta usar a la gente, por que lo usan? Que beneficios están buscando? Por que lo recomiendan? Lo más importante: Tener una piel bonita sin maquillaje  (quien me conoce sabe que esto para mi es #goals).

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Hello, aujourd’hui je vais te parler de mon expérience avec les produits de Glossier.  Je crois que c’est une marque assez connue, sourtout grâce aux blogueuses américaines et anglaises, leur compte @glossier sur Instagram est suivi par 1.3 millions de personnes 

Mais en bref, Glossier est une marque minimaliste/simple avec une gamme de soin pour le visage, corps, maquillage et parfums. La marque a commencé par un blog “Into The Gloss” de Emily Weiss, pour elle c’était important de connaître les besoins des gens, pourquoi acheter tel ou tel produit? Quels bénéfices les gens recherchent le plus? Est-ce que tu le conseilles à quelqu’un d’autre? Pour Glossier le plus important c’est d’avoir une belle peau (je pense pareil #skingoals) 

Lo único que rompe mi corazón, es que por el momento solo se puede comprar en línea y los envíos son solo a Estados Unidos, Canada, Inglaterra, Irlanda, Suecia y Francia.

Tuve la oportunidad de que mi hermano fue a Nueva York donde tienen su show room y mi regalo de navidad fue su kit de Phase One, que incluye el limpiador, la crema hidratante y el lip balm. El segundo regalo fue el sérum Super Bounce. Justo hoy pude sacar la ultima gota de cada uno, era algo que tenía que pasar y al final los disfruté.

La seule chose qui brise mon coeur, c’est que pour l’instant, Glossier est seulement disponible pour la vente en ligne et ils livrent que aux États Unis, Canada, Angleterre, Irlande et la Suède.

Pour Noël, j’ai eu la chance de recevoir la Phase One, qui inclus le cleanser, la crème hidratante et le baume à lèvres; ainsi que le sérum Super Bounce! Mille fois merci à mon frère de se sacrifier et de faire un tour au Show Room de Glossier à New York. 

Milly jelly cleanser

Hasta ahora uno de mis limpiadores favoritos (lo que hace esto aún mas triste) la textura es como una gelatina, en las mañanas se siente super fresco masajear por la cara y limpia sin dejarla seca. Este limpiador no hace espuma, pero no me molesta. También puedes usarlo para quitar el maquillaje si es ligero, en ese caso te recomendaría lavarte la cara dos veces para estar segura que quitaste todo. (no quita el maquillaje a prueba de agua).

Ce cleanser est vraiment top, je peux le classifier dans la liste des favoris, la texture est comme une gelée qui est super faiche, qui nettoie bien sans laisser la peu desséchée ou tiraillée, le parfum est léger et agréable, il ne fait pas de mousse, mais ça ne m’embête pas. Le soir, tu peux aussi enlever ton maquillage avec s’il est pas trop lourd. Si tu le fais je te conseille de nettoyer deux fois. (Tu pourras pas enlever le mascara waterproof ).

Priming Moinsturizer

Una crema super ligera, perfecta para pieles mixtas ( es lo que yo tengo) no me deja la cara grasosa y se absorbe rápido. Si tienes la piel seca existe una versión “RICH” que puede funcionarte mejor.

La crème est très légère, parfaite pour les peaux mixtes, comme la mienne. Elle ne laisse pas de film gras et elle est rapidement absorbée. Si tu as la peau sèche, il existe la version “rich” qui peut meiux te convenir.

Balm Dotcom

Hay muchos sabores y puedes escoger el que tu quieras en el kit, yo escogí el sabor Birthday Cake, literal sabe y huele a pastel, el plus es que tiene un poco de diamantina, y tristemente fue lo primero que se me acabó.

Il y a beaucoup de parfums à choisir pour faire le kit, mais j’ai pris le parfum Birthday Cake, ça sent tellement bon! justement comme un gâteau à la vanille! Il a aussi de toute petites paillettes, mais  malheureusement c’était le premier des produit à se finir.

Super Bounce

Este sérum tiene ácido hialurónico y vitamina B5, esta hecho para darle una dosis extra de hidratación a la piel, no tiene ningún residuo pegajoso, yo lo usaba en la mañana y en la noche, creo que funcionó bien para mi piel mixta cuando a veces la llego a senir más seca, pero para alguien que tiene la piel seca o muy seca no creo que sea suficiente.

Ce sérum contient de l’acide hyaluronique et la vitamine B5, il est fait pour apporter une dose extra d’hydratation. Il est répulpant et sans résidus qui collent. Je l’ai utilisé les matins et soirs. Il a bien fonctionné pour ma peau mixte quand je la sentait plus sèche, mais je ne pense pas qu’il est assez fort pour une peau trop sèche ou déshydratée. 

Saben de mi amor por las cremas y lo mucho que me gusta estar probando diferentes marcas (aún les debo el post sobre los productos de Cult Beauty) y obviamente no todo puede funcionarme ni gustarme, pero esta vez me sorprendió saber que todo funcionó… mi piel estaba super agusto con los productos, no tuve reacciones secundarias y los recomendaría 100% si tienen la oportunidad de comparlos cuando estén de viaje o algún amigo!

Creo que es secreto de esta marca es lo simple y transparentes que son con sus productos, los ingredientes estas enlistados en el sitio y super bien explicados, creo que hay mucho tiempo y cuidado invertido por parte de la marca. Les dejaré los links para mi sitio de internet y pueden seguirlos en Instagram en @glossier. Por último les mencionó que la marca es 100% cruelty free.

Je crois que maintenant tu connais bien mon amour et intérêt  pour les soins. C’est clair que je peux pas tout aimer, mais pour la marque Glossier j’ai eu la belle surprise, car tout les produits ont bien agit sur ma peau. Pas de réaction ou allergies.

Si vous avez l’occasion de les commander pendant un séjour à l’étranger ou si une amie voyage , je vous le conseille vraiment de passer une commade! J’ai pas encore pu tester plus de leur produits mais les kits comme ça sont une bonne manière de tester leurs best sellers.

 Je crois que l’un des points fort de la marque c’est que les formules des produits sont assez simples et ils visent vraiment les problématiques réelles d’une femme, et bien évidemment leur marketing qui est au point sur les réseaux sociaux, tu peux les suivre @glossier ✨ La marque est aussi cruelty free.

Glossier website here

La única foto que tomé de los productos, es esta de arriba de aquí. Me emocioné tanto que se me olvidó tomarles más, así que saqué todas son de su website.

Voici la seule photo que j’ai pris des produits, j’étais tellement heureuse des les avoir que j’ai juste oublié!. Toutes les photos vient de leur site web.

with 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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