These are a few of my products

11 Dec 2013

Allô, allô and bonjour to you too!

Since you guys have been overwhelming me with questions on how I manage to look so ravishing every day - well, actually you haven't and also I don't, but a girl can dream, now can't she? Anyhow, I decided to share with you some of my favourite beauty products. If only for the fun of it, 'cause honesty compels me to tell you that I am by no means an expert. So, here it goes!

Beauty talk

A newfound brand that's been very kind to my hair is Kevin Murphy. I'm currently using the Maxi.Wash shampoo and the Born.Again treatment. They were gifted to me as a set in travel size, but I have a strong feeling I'll be buying large quantities of them soon. I love that they're paraben and sulphate free and haven't been tested on animals. The scents and structures are slightly different from what you get in most shampoos or conditioners, but these two make my hair feel so soft and smooth, I couldn't care if they smelled like poo - which obviously, they don't.

The day cream I've been using for the last months is by JYB, a recently launched Belgian beauty label. Their products are 100% natural and where possible organic. 'Have good day' gives my face UV-protection, a healthy glow and hydration. Triple score!

An alltime favourite of mine? Essie nailpolish! I love their packaging, their colours, and of course the wide brushes (on that subject: I recently got the chance to test a bottle of Essie Professional, a range that's only sold in salons, and was disappointed to see that they have a regular thin brush. Also the polish was way more fluid, which made it difficult to apply. My advice? Leave Essie Professional to the professionals). Currently I'm obsessed by the colour Marshmallow.

Another great product is Kiehl's Pineapple Papaya face scrub. My skin really needs a scrub from time to time or it start looking like, erm...grey, but it's also quite sensitive. This one scrubs my face in all softness. And since you have to leave it on for a few mins to let the fruit enzymes do their peeling work, it also gives me that luxurious feeling of a face mask.

The Sampar Glamour Shot Matte Perfection is a transparant mattifying cream that I apply after my day cream. It stops my skin from shining, without giving it an unnatural appearence and it minimizes my pores.

Also very kind to my hair is L'Oréal Mythic Oil. Any hair oil will do really - just to nourish the ends of my hair and add a tad of shine - but this one just smells soooooo friggin' delicious.

Lastly I love Une's Soft Minerals Powder Foundation and their creamy Breezy Cheeks Blush. Mostly because they're both quite afforable in comparison to other mineral make-up products, and also because I adore the mirrored packaging.

I hope I haven't bored because, ça alors, this turned out to be quite a long post. Oh, and don't forget to tell me what your go-to products are!


P.S.: In case you were wondering, the tray in the pic is from Zara Home and the necklace from Forever21.