Rimmel. Kate Moss line. Very nice.

My lipstick collection is rather modest as I am generally not a big fan of “rouge à lèvres”, but this one is an exception: it offers good colors, smells good, tastes neutral and has a cool – understated yet sexy – design, and comes with a wallet-friendly price tag. This color gives my lips a fresh and somewhat mischievous look – and makes me feel way more fabulous than I really am. #12 – it’s a keeper!

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Flowers in Brussels

Never been to Brussels, but would love to go, especially at this time of the year when the Carpet of Flowers is being on display at the Grand Place Square (a biannual event). The carpet is mostly begonias, with about 300 per square meter and approximately 750 000 in total. The showing takes place this weekend, and I don’t know about you, but I wish I was in the “neighborhood” to visit. As I am not – I guess buying a little flower bouquet will have to do it :) http://www.flowercarpet.be/category/flower-carpet-by-year/

 

 

Clarins sunscreen love!

I have been using Clarins skincare products for years – and I like to think – with good results, and it’s Clarins, so they don’t really need me to talk them up…BUT…this sunscreen is so good that I just want to hug it and say I love you forever, and thank you Clarins. Why? It’s tinted, light, and has a 40 SPF. It evens out the skin just incredibly and without giving it that “cakey” cover that many tinted sunscreens do. It also covers the darkness under and above the eyes (eyelids included) making you look like you just had a most wonderful nap – and the magic is that it does not irritate the eyes! I first put some under my eyes and in the inner corners (without thinking, really) and then I cringed at the realization and thinking that my eyes were going to tear up from irritation and feel that unpleasant itch or burn that sunscreens usually cause. But not this baby. This sunscreen is complexion friendly (and comes in light, medium and deep), eye friendly, skin friendly with SPF 40 (especially for those of us who use retinol creams) and just an overall keeper. At $43.00 it is a bit pricey, but it is so good that it’s also a bit priceless. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

 

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