A Working Weekend in London

Sonny Angel Laduree

Last weekend, I headed over to London for a work trip which, between meetings with beautiful designer brands and catching up on emails in Starbucks, resulted in a lot of shopping! Especially with the brand new beautiful Wild About Liberty collection in Liberty London… if you haven’t yet seen the prints, go there. Fast.

With my beautiful new earrings from Gas Bijoux and trusty Miu Miu card holder, I headed over to the Eurostar check in where I honestly thought I might die from the suffocating heat (32 degrees in Paris does not work for me!), hence the much-needed Avene Thermal Spring Water to keep cool.

After a whirlwind weekend, it was already time to head back to Paris but not before discovering the brand new selection of Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows with my favourite shades, Callisto and Subra.

Back in Paris, the weather had turned a miserable grey but I was soon cheered up by the launch of the cutest Sonny Angel x Laduree collaboration! Mini patisserie heads and macaron characters, what’s not to love?

Benefit New They’re Real Liner & Remover

Benefit They're Real Liner

Yesterday was the 14th of July which in France means fireworks, celebrations and most importantly, a Monday bank holiday!  The three days were filled with potential for an incredibly exciting long weekend and yet with the never-ending rain and grey weather, it quickly turned into a dull and depressing time which actually had Tuesday seem scarily appealing! Obviously in this situation I had only one solution…

Well, is there a better refuge than a shopping mall? And just look who I discovered on my way out of Sephora! The brand new They’re Real Eye-liner and Remover from Benefit Cosmetics. I’ve read so much about this duo since the launch last month but seeing them for myself was all it took to convince me they were necessary additions to my beauty bag.

Benefit always seem to be one step ahead in the beauty industry with innovative products and unique formulas which rarely disappoint and the new push-up liner is a new star product in my eyes (literally!). The custom AccuFlex tip (I have no idea what this means!) ensures the application is super precise and as close to the lash line as possible resulting in bigger, brighter eyes and the gel formula is the perfect matte black which is totally smudge-proof and lasts all day.

I hadn’t intended to buy the They’re Real Remover too but as I tried a little of the tester to remove the endless liner tests on the back of my hand, I was so impressed by the soft texture and ease with which it removed the dark black lines that I had to add it to my basket. I love the gel texture and it really does wipe away the darkest of eye make-up in seconds. Perfect for waterproof mascaras and gel liners!

My verdict? These two new items have been a real hit with me and have proven once again that Benefit really do know best!

Shop They’re Real Push-Up Liner and Remover from Benefit Cosmetics online and in-stores now.

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Interview with Alain Rondini, Les Sandales Tropeziennes

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They used to say ‘see Naples and die’, but I say it of Saint Tropez.  This little gem of a village, discovered by Brigitte Bardot, is synonymous with the luxurious lifestyle of the rich and famous; impressive yachts rival one another along the quays lined with top designer boutiques and fashionable cocktail bars where you can watch and be watched.  Madonna, Tom Cruise, Karl Lagerfeld, … For some, it is all they will see, and they’ll be perfectly happy. But step away from this dazzling façade, into the heart of a charming fishing village and you’ll be rewarded with one of its best kept secrets: L’Atelier Rondini.

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Coated in Coral for Summer

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Since moving to Paris I seem to have morphed into the stereotypical Parisian uniform of skinny jeans, plain-coloured jumper and black jacket. Seriously, there have been weeks during which the only touch of colour to my outfit is the shade of polish on my nails!

So to start summer 2014 as I mean to go on, I went big and bold, choosing this ZARA statement coat in bright coral/red which I paired with my brand new Armani heels for a weekend away in Reims, the birthplace of all great champagnes including Veuve Clicquot, Pommery and Mumm!

What do you think, is a red coat too much or does it brighten up an outfit?

Zara Red Coat Zara Red Coat Zara Red Coat Zara Red Coat Armani Gold ShoesDepuis mon arrivée à Paris je vois que j’ai tendance a copié le style cliché de l’élégante parisienne. Certes cet uniforme de jeans skinny, petit pull classique et veste noire est très classe mais il manque tout de même un peu de fun. Franchement, il y’a eu des semaines pendant lesquelles la seule touche de couleur à ma tenue c’était celle du vernis sur mes ongles!

Donc, pour commencer l’été 2014, j’ai choisi ce manteau statement chez ZARA… Un rouge corail que j’ai porté avec mes magnifiques talons Armani pendant un super week-end à Reims avec dégustation chez Mumm !

Qu’en pensez-vous, est-ce qu’un manteau rouge c’est un peu too much ?

Summer Chocolate Love from Marks and Spencer

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For all those who, unlike me, are successfully keeping away from all things chocolate, carb or calorie-infested, please look away now! Everyone else read on to find out where I found these delightful little tins of summer chocolates which I’ve been chain-eating for the past week…

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