The Dreslyn Clearance is what’s up

Hi kids. I stumbled upon the The Dreslyn Clearance, and if some cash is still burning your pocket after a few weeks of sale, or if you’ve been saving for the end of the end of sales (you’re smart), here are some of the pieces that caught my eye. On top of the “up to 70% off”, type in the code SALE25 for an additional 25% on all articles on sale. That brings some very nice and luxe pieces to COS or &OtherStories prices, which I think is pretty awesome….  Links and beautiful images after the jump!

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Easy pea-sy and asparagus with lemon and garlic. VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE & LEFTOVER FRIENDLY

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Frozen asparagus and peas are something that I always have in my freezer, because they’re some of my favourite veggies, and they can easily make their way into kind of any dish, to make it healthier/bigger/fancier… Lemons are in my house ALL the time, after two trips to South America, I understood that it was everything’s best friend, and elevated most of my dishes in a second.

And lately, looking at my bank account and realising that I was in deep shaït, I decided to learn how to cook with what I HAVE. Stop to the : “I can make this honey, we have everything except for raw almonds, raw sundried tomatoes, raw hemp seed, avocado, and chili powder…”. That type of attitude doesn’t help. Yes we eat well, but if you have to eat baked potatoes for two weeks until pay day, something’s wrong… And to be honest, we never do that, which would be the sensible thing to do, I never “compromise” on food. And spend, and spend, and spend… And now I’m in the shaït.

So, this is not the fanciest of recipies, but it looks like it, is damn tasty, and unbeatably healthy.

You will need :

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Fake it till you bake it.

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Hi kids!

I thought I’d show you lil better the results of the LDN : Skins I talked about it my first Summer Staples vid.

I’m a really pale girl, both my parents are Polish and it shows! My dad however has olive undertone and I can get a tan super quickly, I just prefer to protect my skin as much as possible from any sun and DNA damage (yes, that’s what a tan is… Scary…).

I usually don’t bother fake tanning, I’m bad at it and the orange tinge + the smell really don’t do it for me. However I’ve been indulging in really vain activities lately, I just felt like pampering a little more and not looking so rough and “I don’t care” like.

I grabbed this self tanning lotion because Olivia Newman Young talked about it in one of her vids, and I trust this woman with my tan. This self proclaimed pale mama (she doesn’t say mama though, I do) looks pretty good, see proof below.

In the pic above, I’ve used the lotion 3 days in a row and that’s what you get. It smells really good, develops nicely, and is full proof for fake tan noobs like myself. It fades quite quickly but without any sort of weird dry patches. It stays natural looking from the moment you put it on until it completely disappears a few days later. I can’t really say exactly how many days, just because, as there are no patches I can’t really see anything disappear (no “my white skin vs my orange blotch” to see here!).

All in all, I strongly recommend it if you like a natural tan, and like the idea of fake tan, but just hate everything about it! This is the full proof, “chic” fake tan.

You can buy it here :

LDN : SKINS Tone 1 Gradual Tan Lotion Light

See my Summer Staples vid here.

Summer Staples Part.1

Hey kids!

I made another vid for you guys! It’s the first of a three-part series on Summer Staples, meaning the tried and true (+ extras goodies) products I ALWAYS take with me on vacation. I hope you like it and if you have a suggestion/question/comment, please share! I’m always excited to get feedback! Especially since video in such a new format for this blog…

I’ll see you next week for my everyday summer make up look, and the week after for a lookbook, and a 2 months favorites video.

On a side note, I just saw a Youtube vid complaining about the fact that Michael Todd sent a bunch of products to a bunch of Youtubers, and asked them to sign a contract binding them legally to not say shit about the products. I won’t get into it, but I’m sure you can imagine that I wasn’t offered any products. My blog and channel are tiny, and I don’t mind that fact actually. I love the process of filming, editing etc. and that’s the reason I do it, not to be a super star. Even if I had been offered the opportunity to try products from a brand, I would never lie to you guys, just because it’s not worth it. The process would be “tainted”, and the process is precious to me.

I still stand by my love for this skin care line, and will keep buying from them, because it’s good for my skin, but will not be bought, because it’s not good for my soul.

End of sidebar.

Now, the links if you’re interested in any of the products I mentioned in the video!

Vichy Capital Soleil SPF30 Face Emulsion Dry Touch

Sun Fluid Matifiant 50+, Eucerin

Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying Bb Cream SPF 50 – Light 1.35oz (40ml)

LDN : SKINS Tone 1 Gradual Tan Lotion Light

LEONOR GREYL Serum de Soie Sublimateur, 75ml

Kerastase Soleil Aqua-Seal 125ML

Byredo Palermo Shower Gel 225ml/7.6oz

Acqua Di Parma Blue Mediterraneo Mirto Di Panarea Eau de Toilette Spray, 2.5 Ounce

essie® Nail Color – #884 Carry On

The Goldfinch

Grace: A Memoir

Leuchtturm Large Hardcover Lined Cornfl0Wer

Mac Miller Best Day Ever Mixtape

My full skincare routine

Hey kids!

So I talked about Michael Todd, but he’s not the only player in my team.

I made a little video about everything that I use, as I can get over chatty in writing. It’s just a little video, so don’t expect I’ll Michelle Phan your asses, I just talk about shit I like. If you ever need extra info, you know I’m here!

xx

2 months in bed with Michael Todd (True Organics)

michaeltoddHi everyone, long time, no blab.

I’m here to talk about a skin care range I’ve been trying for the last to months and that basically changed my skin.

What is it?

I’m talking about the Michael Todd Anti Acne Skin Care line.

A quickie about Michael Todd : it’s a company that uses mostly organic ingredients (70 to 95% per product), no added water (aloe is their base thingy, wich I love), no parabens, triclosan, phtalates or sulfates (yay!), no mineral oil, no artificial color or fragrance (yay yay!) and no animal testing (my cat says yay!) as the products are tested on the chairman of the company….

What it does (at least for me)?

As you can see in the pics above, it erased my pimples (without nasty dry patches, inflammation, etc.), and made my marks fade away like no other…

The crazy thing is that it’s super straight forward : the “basic kit“, meaning, all you need to have a sensible and complete routine, consists in a cleanser, 1 mask, 1 scrub, 1 toner, 1 serum. Easy-peasy.

I bought a few things more, as I heard good reviews on a couple of products I really wanted to try, and I can tell you I’m not disappointed.

The thing I adore with this line is that’s it just keeps for face COMFORTABLE. Hydrated, supple, happy, happy skin… There’s no “attacking” of the skin, no offensive approach to acne curing. And it is SO efficient.

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