It’s been a minute since I got a chance to post on the blog! I guess I can never say it enough times, I wish I had more hours in a day, honestly, the days start and then before I manage to do half of what I planned it’s 4pm and I have to pick up Shirel from daycare! Once I pick her up, that’s it I’m on mom mode and I don’t work and try to be as less as possible on my phone/laptop, so i can dedicate my time to her, and enjoy it until I put her to sleep. Once she is asleep I get to do more work, but lately I have been falling asleep with her:) I guess what Im saying is that I just like all mothers am on permanent exhausted mode where sometimes Id rather sleep than stare at a laptop, does that sound familiar? But I have been wanting to share with you guys how amazing my Jo Malone experience was at their City Center DC boutique. I absolutely fell in love with everything Jo Malone, I entered their world with no way out. The interior design, the packaging, the details, the fragrances, the candles, and of course the hand treatment I received was just magical. I couldn’t get enough of the different frangrances, and the beautiful philosophy of the brand, how loyal it is to it’s London roots, to elegance and grace, because you feel it in every detail. I lived in London for 4 years, and walking into that store I just felt transported back to the city! Jo Malone is truly a brand that lives up to it’s word, quality and it’s fame. Stay tuned for my next post where I will share my favorite products of Jo Malone, which I seriously cannot live without on a daily basis! I will also visit their Barcelona store, so stay tuned for that! For now I hope you enjoy the snaps I took of the store, and if you want to surprise a loved one, or treat them simply because they derserve I recommend Jo Malone’s hand treatment! They let you pick your favorite scents, and use the lotions, essential oils, and their amazing body scrubs, it is an absolute treat, for yourself as well!
Let’s be honest we all daydream of the moment we can get away and get a facial, or a massage, or just get our nails done! But we are all caught up in the day to day routines, work, kids (for those of us who are moms), family, friends, workout, cook, and so many other factors that take up our time. That is why when I received the invitation from Treatwell.es to get pampered I could not say no, I gladly awaited the minute I dropped off Shirel at her aunt and uncle’s place, and me I got to go to Skin Inc with the Treatwell team and Luisa from Una Tal Luisa. The evening started out with fresh vegan treats shipped in from Palma de Mallorca (amazing), with delicious fresh juices, then we each received our personal skin diagnosis by one of the specialists, followed by a session of product recommendations depending on our individual skin needs and issues.
I loved every minute, it was so informative, and eye opening, I learned that I don’t just blush in a cute way, I actually have mild rosacea and a tendency to get blemishes from the sun (it all started during pregnancy, I literally had a dark line above my lip, some would call it a moustache). So I was advised to not drink that much coffee and if I do to make it decaf, because caffeine triggers rosacea even more, of course to protect my skin from the sun always wearing sunblock and not exposing my skin to the sun in high peak hours, to stay hydrated by drinking as much water as possible, and of course treat my skin with the right care and products. Skin Inc’s products feature highly concentrated, pure and active serums and innovative skincare from Japan.
But what I love most about their products is that they contain 0% added scents and parabens, and right away I could feel that on my skin, my skin tenis to get irritante easily if the product is not gentle. So after learning all about their products, like their Pure Revival Peel or Pure UV Protect (my favorite ones), I was treated to their super star treatment which is the Oxy Miracle Peel, to help my skin breathe again, and NO JOKE that was the best thing I have ever done for my skin and I made a pact with myself to go back on a monthly basis and pamper my skin with this heavenly treatment.
I am not an avid user of different shades/foundation, I stick to what I know and where my comfort zone is, which is my Armani silk foundation. But when Almay sent me their new Smart Shade to try, I could not resist! Because who wouldn’t want to try a foundation, that adjusts to your skintone? It is not your typical foundation, it almost seems like you are applying a moisturizer that adapts to your skintone, and leaves your complexion looking flawless and natural! This foundation comes only in three shades and no more, all you need to know is where yours skin fits within those, light, light-medium (that’s my shade), medium. I love that this skintone matching makeup, leaves my skin looking natural all day, and doesn’t feel or look like I am wearing a layer of makeup. This is definitely a beauty product I would recommend all year round, which is why I have it in my bag, ready to fly to Barcelona with me;) Because that is where I am headed to today, will keep you all posted on Barcelona my travels and my baby bump;)!
1. EMBRYOLISSE Lait-Crème Concentrate, $28, 2. NATURA BISSÉ C+C Vitamin Scrub, $69, 3. SISLEY – PARIS Cellulinov Intensive Anti-Cellulite Body Care, $242, 4. THIS WORKS Perfect Legs Skin Miracle, $68, 5. KLORANE Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $9, 6. AVENE Thermal Spring Water Spray, $13, 7. KORA ORGANICS BY MIRANDA KERR Recovery Eye Gel Cream, $59
I am getting ready for my Birthday/Baby Moon romantic Miami getaway with my hubby, and the first thing that comes to mind is Beauty Essentials! I love packing with a plan, it all starts in my head, I mentally prepare my looks, as well as my beauty products, and pack accordingly which always works for me. This way I rarely overpack, don’t forget anything I truly need, and can relax while enjoying the sun (though it seems it’s gonna be a stormy weekend, boohoo). Here are some of my favourite beauty essentials when I travel, what’s my criteria? Must keep my skin hydrated, don’t wanna wash my hair too often (I’m a believer of not washing your hair on a daliy basis, that will be covered on another post), rested/fresh eyes!
Season’s change and so does our skin, alongside our mood;)! For the past few weeks my skin has been suffering from the cold dry weather therefore it was in dreadful condition, I tried every face cream I have at home, as well as drinking as much water as possible, face masks, etc… Till I got my hands on this Egyptian Magic, and I can say loud and clear this is MAGIC for my skin! All I do is wash my face and put a little magic on my face day and night, and it looks radiant! Besides this amazing find, here are the rest of my beauty obsessions for this month, Jergens BB Body Cream Light , this one is perfection for luminous skin (especially to get an even complexion all over your body)! Rituals Mei Dao Rich Nourishing Body Cream , I have been a loyal user of Rituals body creams, but only recently I started to use this scent, and it is so lovely and subtle, not at all overpowering! I like my make up products subtle as well, so here are my basics such as the ‘Luminous Silk’ Foundation by Armani, and my YSL ROUGE VOLUPTÉ – Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick. On my last trip to New York, I decided to get these NARS beauties;) and am addicted, whenever I want to look fresh and well rested I put on the ‘Soft Touch’ Shadow Pencil, and for full looking lips this NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in mauve pink! Finally this O.P.I. nail polish in Dulce de Leche, to me it’s the perfect spring color to go with any look, and all of my rings;)