If I had to live in an imaginary world, it would probably be all glitters, pastel cakes, vintage bicycles, sprinkles and tassels. With lots of light. ALL DAY. I can’t help it. I’m a kid at heart, and I refuse to grow up on some things. When I stumbled upon Studio Mucci‘s instagram account, it was love at first sight. Studio Mucci is Amina Mucciolo’s colorful design firm and Etsy shop specialized in pastel tassels garlands and piñatas, or in other words; a dream come true. Need I say more?
Once again, it seems like The Body Shop don’t know how to deceive me. Ever since I started using their products, I’ve been more than excited to try a new one because it seems like they really get me, my skin and my hair. They just do. And who wouldn’t fall for their cute packaging and the scent of their products. And let’s be honest, their stance against animal cruelty and community fair trade program makes them one of the best beauty product company out there. It’s good to buy from a company that care about the planet.
Now, let me introduce you to me new lil’ favorite from The Body Shop. The lip & cheek velvet stick, or YOUR NEXT PURSE ESSENTIAL. You probably know by now that I am a sucker for bold colored lips and I have an impressive collection of lipsticks. Lip crayon are definitely my favorites, and these new babies are most likely my new go-to colored lip sticks. And not only are they made for your lips, but you can also use them as blush on your cheeks! Big YAY! And the velvety texture and matte finish of them is to-die-for. They’re offered in 6 charming colors (I am wearing 20 Pink) and if you don’t know which one to chose, you can also have it in the universal shade. The stick is black and quite mysterious, but once you apply it on your lips or cheeks, it blends with you skin pH to offer a unique shade. Pure magic, I know! Gotta try it to believe it ;)
Oh and have you seen their new Smoky Poppy Collection? I’ve tried the body butter (perfectly rich for winter harshness), shower gel and body scrub so far and I am enchanted. The smell is simply divine! And I loooooooove the black packaging so badly.
So my boyfriend and I decided to move in together this summer, and ever since we started talking about it and looking for an apartment, I’ve been daydreaming of ways to decorate it and curating photos of spaces that feel so inspiring. I know I’ll have to slow down on pink & gold accents but I’m sure we’ll find the right balance that satisfies us both. This plywood decor is what my dreams are made of right now. And how gorgeous is this pastel door? Seriously. Maybe someday :)
If I take a dive into my childhood memories, I can recall a few smell I grew up with. My dad’s motorcycle in the garage, my mom’s pot roast cooking in the kitchen or scented candles burning in the living room, summer days by the pool, surrounded by fresh-cut grass and line-dried bed sheets at night. I can also remember the day my mom bought her first & precious Lampe Berger and the smell of honeysuckle fragrance that filled the dinning room as the lamp burned. It was a dark blue lamp with a gold artwork on it. Something like a zodiac-sign painting, maybe. It looked like a magic lamp to me, and there was something very whimsical about it.
Lampe Berger sent me this gorgeous red lamp (perfect for valentine’s day!!) to try their new fragrance and I couldn’t be happier to travel back into some of my sweetest memories. And it seems like they read my mind when they sent me their Fresh Linen fragrance. Most certainly one of my favorite smell IN THE WORLD.
If you never heard about Lampe Berger before, the principle is charmingly simple. It’s a small lamp with an exclusive patented burner system that purifies and perfumes the air in enclosed spaces like no other, to improve your house air quality. The heat generated by the catalytic burner attracts and eliminates unwanted odors. Plus, they’re offered in a variety of shapes and styles to fit your home decor and there’s more than 40 fragrances available to choose from! They even have a neutral home fragrance to destroy unwanted odors, without fragrancing (or you can simply mix with other fragrances to dilute the intensity of the other fragrance!).
Do you own a Lampe Berger or have you ever tried it?
Last summer, my boyfriend and I travelled to sunny California to discover and snap photos of Los Angeles and San Francisco (I should finally be editing photos of SF anytime soon!). While we were in L.A. Pier-Luc took a few pictures of me for a potential style post that I obviously forgot about until now. Funny seeing myself with brown hair now that I’ve been keeping them way lighter for a while! & how I miss the warmth of summer!
I borrowed this sleeveless t-shirt from a friend while packing my suitcase without even realizing it was written California on it. ha! I paired it with my favorite boyfriend jeans for the comfiest walking-around-in-L.A. kind of days. Though, the sun was pretty hot & shiny out there and I did not bring anything to cover my head so I bought a cap on our first day, and I found this hat at H&M on our second day, in Santa Monica. I’ve been looking for a large sunhat for a while and I’m glad I brought one home! Now I can’t wait for next summer to wear it again (not the best match with a winter coat!).
Okay, I’ll admit it. The copper craze that seems to have taken over the internet has gotten to me too. Starting with my favorite shoes, my love for this stunning warm metallic grew into an obsession and I’m thinking of so many ways to introduce it into my home decor. How gorgeous are these little copper planter?
There’s no way I can make time in my holiday schedule for painting my nails, waiting for it to dry, chipping the polish off and starting over every two days. No way. That’s why fake nails are a serious life saver when it comes to holidays. KISS released an awesome glittery collection that are just perfect this season! Check it out!
Blush is just such and underestimated power tool to add a radiant and lively vibe to any faces. Just a touch of blush on my cheeks (okay, and a little concealer!) will make all the difference on the 6th party in a row!
Ever since I tried fake lashes, I’m looking for occasions to wear them. Seriously. And the Looks-so-natural collection by KISS is putting all of the others to shame! Their tapered ends blend seamlessly with your own lashes so no one will notice they’re fake. But everyone will notice how great your eyes look!
Winter is quite harsh on my skin and hair. That’s why I take extra care of them during these cold months. My #1 hair product this year is without a doubt the Split end mender by Marrakesh. I discovered it in my monthly ipsy bag, and it’s awesome! It’s a leave-on cream that instantly helps split ends, leaving my hair feeling sooo so soft and heathy-looking! And the smell is simply divine! Yay!
Christmas is the perfect occasion to wear bold lipstick some might not be willing to pull off at the office on any given day! For me this isn’t a problem, but it’s for sure a reason to take my reddest, flashiest lipstick out! I particularly dig the Colorbust lip crayon from Revlon (gotta love its matte finish!) and the lip stain I bought from Joe Fresh.
What are YOUR holiday beauty essentials?
I discovered AirBnb last summer, and to be completely honest, it totally blew my mind and inspired me to travel the world and meet total strangers. If you haven’t heard about it yet, AirBnb is a community marketplace where guests can book spaces from hosts, connecting people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. Last summer we rented a room in a trailer park in L.A. and the cutest little garden house in Oakland. Totally worth it, I swear. We got to meet awesome folks that gave us great advices in terms of what to visit and what not to. Today, I stumbled upon one of the cutest rental place on Airbnb; a small tree house loaded with charm. Check this out!
Isn’t this the cutest rental place on Earth? Well, I guess not, but I would definitely rent this place for a lovely getaway if I was in Atlanta. Would you?
As you guys probably know by now, I am a font/typography addict. I guess I was probably even born to create fonts and explore in that area. So here I am, releasing my second font as a gift to you dear font-lovers and designers of all kind from around the globe. I describe it as a bodoni-inspired statement font as bad ass as glamorous with a serious load of charm. I am releasing it free-for-personal-use so may this be the font you were looking for to showcase your creativity in any way you like. Oh, and feel free to show me the result of your work, it’s always a pleasure! Hope you guys enjoy :)
Click through to download the font & see it in use.