Friday, 6 March 2015

My French Pharmacie Must-haves



I guess thousands of women are wondering how to achieve the certain "je-ne-sais-quoi" of the typical French mademoiselle. Although I don't have a fully satisfying answer to this question, I certainly think that the amazing beauty products the French are stocking in their bathrooms and which they buy in one of their many pharmacies - there's basically one at every corner, at least in Paris - are certainly one of the many reasons behind French allure.

I am also a big fan of la fameuse pharmacie française - during the three years I lived in Paris I tested quite a few products until I found my five favourites and almost all of them are part of my daily beauty routine.

Allez, no matter if you're currently living in France and still looking for "the (beautiful) ones" or if you're just in Paris for a weekend shopping trip, make sure you get your hands on the following products:


1. Bioderma Eau Micellaire

What can I say - This wonderful product is a beauty shelf staple of so many women and one of my all-time favourites. The make-up remover comes without any perfumes and is very much like water - the only difference is that it removes almost all of your make-up (even waterproof mascara!) in no time at all. Make sure you buy it when in France or let French friends bring it to you when they're over as it's SO much cheaper in France than in the UK or Germany!



2. Klorane Patchs lissants défatigants

Adieu tired and puffy eyes! Theses patches might be a less known but they are my hidden beauty weapon whenever I didn't get much sleep and feel like I need something fresh to wake up the area around my eyes. Every pack contains seven patches so I don't use it on a daily basis but more like a treat!




3. Caudalie Eau de Beauté

This product can also be found on various beauty blogs and is no real secret anymore. I love to use it in summer when it's hot outside and I feel like my make-up needs a little fix or I just need a fresh finish. It smells fantastic as well and when you buy the smaller travel version you can take it with you wherever you go.




4. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

If you're looking for a rich, nourishing day creme then search no longer. This moisturiser has a rather liquid texture and feels nice and smooth when applied to your skin in the mornings. If it hasn't fully sunk in yet and you apply you're BB Creme/Foundation, it creates an amazing glow that lasts throughout the whole day. 




5. Homéoplasmine

Last but not least I have to mention Homéoplasmine. It might not have the sexiest look but it's full of useful features. Whenever you have an issue with your skin (excema, dry skin, redness), just apply a small layer of Homéoplasmine and it will certainly help! I mostly use it whenever I have dry lips in winter or even when my hands are very dry before I go to sleep. It's also great if you want to fix the shape of your eyebrows or if you want to add a bit of extra glow wherever needed!



Saturday, 7 February 2015

Current Craving


images via Asos & Fashionmedley

I have been giving the wide-leg/flatform combo some good thought recently & I came to the conclusion that it definitely has to play a major role in my spring wardrobe. Sporty-minimalistic w/ that little edge that makes the difference - Alors, roll on SS15!

Friday, 9 January 2015

On the fashion agenda



Jumper: Vintage / Skirt: 27 Quai de Seine / Boots: Zara / Bag: Whistles

You might have noticed that I'm into rather minimalistic looks and a big fan of classic basics - however, one of my fashion plans for this year is to look for more edgy pieces like my beloved asymmetrical leather skirt from the French label 27 Quai de Seine - it always adds a certain je-ne-sais-quoi and is one of my favourite purchases of 2014.






Monday, 5 January 2015

Homestory - Part I


Sweater: Pavé on the Ground / Denim: Promod / Heels: Balmain

Before I'm off to London, I am spending some time at home with my family in the south of Germany at the moment. Therefore the outfit pics are not taken on a chic Parisian boulevard but simply in our backyard - however, I managed to maintain a tiny bit of that famous Parisian chic by wearing my last purchase from Paris: the Rive Gauche - Rive Droite sweater from the young French label Pavé on the Ground had been on my wish list for quite a while. I bought it in one of my favourite boutiques - The Rolling Shop in rue Charlot - that offers a big selection of labels that are très français. Make sure you put this boutique on your to-do list when you happen to be in Paris, it's just opposite Marché des Enfants Rouges in case you get hungry after all that shopping! (find out more about the market here)


Monday, 29 December 2014

Au revoir 2014 - Au revoir Paris


Coat: Zara / Sweater: Ganni / Denim: Cheap Monday / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Boots: Aldo

The end of the year also means that I have to say au revoir to Paris - as this is my last Paris outfit post I opted for a minimalistic Parisian look that consists of my go-to black trousers form Cheap Monday and one of my favourite jumpers from Ganni. One of my everyday-combos that is not only perfect for Paris but also for my new adventure in London next year.

Alors, roll on 2015! 


..more pictures after the cut!

Monday, 22 December 2014

Shades of Camel







 Coat: Paul Smith / Scarf: Zara / Denim: Cheap Monday / Chelsea Boots: La Halle

I was craving a camel coloured coat for a long time but for some reason I just couldn't find the perfect one - until I met this cashmere-blend beauty from Paul Smith. A classic coat that basically goes with everything and that will most certainly be one of my go-to pieces for the next winter seasons to come.


Monday, 15 December 2014

speechless


Image via glamourmagazine.co.uk

Mon dieu, how amazing is this Burberry's new SS15 campaign? Just stumbled over this gorgeous image of British top models Naomi and Jourdan - Pardon but in my opinion, these two definitely beat Cara & La Moss.  

Winter Whites





 Knit: & Other Stories / Denim: Lindex / Boots: Office / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Today I'm wearing one of my everyday-outfits, nothing very edgy, nothing very fancy but perfect for a day full of running errands and being out and about. I love wearing bright colours in winter and the combination of white and beige is one of my favourites. The chunky cotton-blend knit is another favourite from & Other Stories, these guys know how to make jumpers, c'est la folie


Monday, 8 December 2014

knit 'n' heels



Knit: & Other Stories / Denim: H&M / Boots: Zara / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs


When it's getting colder outside, I usually opt for comfy, and especially warm combinations. The chic factor definitely gets neglected this way as big Michelin-style cots and furry boots don't actually add the certain "je-ne-sais-quoi".

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Winter Florals





Coat: Zara / Sweater & Dress: Mango / Boots: Eden / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

I spent the weekend in Germany and had real difficulties to get used to the cold after having been spoilt by Paris' constant 14 degrees - anyway, this didn't keep me from opting for one of my favorite autumn/winter combinations: skirt meets boots. 
I was searching for a pair of 60's style inspired boots for ages and I finally found them at Eden, a French shoe label that never fails to disappoint.

But let's be honest: The rest of my time in Germany I was wearing super warm moon boots, a big chapka and a Michelin-style coat - I mean, this weather is ridiculous!!

Happy freezing x