Jules – 05/27/2015

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I think it is now obvious that I love everything the Navy trend. I could wear stripes in every outfit ( oh I actually do! Like here, here and there par exemple), I love the anchor print, navy color is my new black…and of course, this little obsession takes over my son’s wardrobe.

Which explains my crush on this anchor sweater from the French brand 64, a brand I have history with, since it comes from the region I was born in, I was there for its official launching, and it was also my first employer when I was a teenager.

Her kids collection are always adorable, with cute and coloured prints which are a tribute to the lifestyle and culture of the Bask Country (surf, rugby, good food…).

The rest of the outfit: Pants Boutchou by Monoprix (similar here), and H&M shoes (similar here).

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Cute Culottes

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Today, I am wearing again my culotte pants, this piece of my wardrobe that my man hates (almost as much as Mom Jeans or white platforms. In fact, Fashion does not care about men this Summer, if you ask me).

I was already wearing it in Los Angeles in a 100% striped outfit, but this time I wanted to show that culotte pants can be cute too. Event if it’s large, with a weird length, and even if depending on the pose you take you can look like a model or an hippopotamus. So I used the trick that every woman knows: if the bottom is not sexy, show some skin on the top!

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Siseng

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Restaurants open everyday in Paris, but it’s rare to find something different and special.

I tried the burgers from Siseng, on the Canal Saint-Martin, and what a great surprise! Finally something original I’d never had before, and of course was delicious.

OK, now you are thinking: Burgers AGAIN? But these are neither your typical American burgers. These burgers have an asian fusion. Instead of the classic bun, they use a Chinese bun called “Bao”, and the flavours of the burgers are inspired by the Asian cuisine: lemongrass, coconut milk, cilantro, etc… Continue reading

My Bugaboo Stroller

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When you become a mother, you don’t ogle at your neighbour’s new pair of shoes anymore, but at her stroller, analyzing all the details of it: is it lighter than yours? More practical? Is the design more trendy?

This is understandable, when you think that you are going to use this accessory during months or even years. And this one can’t match your outfit all the time, so you’d better pick a model that you love and suits your way of life.
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My Interview for Mummy Super Hero

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I am glad to present my first interview as a mother, for the blog Mummy Super Hero.
I am sorry for you guys, it’s a French blog, but as you can guess by the name it publishes portraits of mums who share their personal tips and cool addresses (kids-friendly places, cool fashion stores, cool parcs…) to make motherhood easier (because we need it!)

The full article is available HERE, one more time it’s in French, but maybe you guys can practice!

10 Trendy Shoes for a Wedding

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I said it one thousand times, I am getting (re)married in France this Summer (first time was in California), and what was supposed to be a simple celebration is turning into a real nightmare.

I had convinced myself that I wanted something casual, like a party, but getting closer to the date I felt the pressure rise, I started to look at wedding blogs, and that was the beginning of the end; now I want a Princess Wedding, with flowers everywhere, lights in the trees and all the classical and cheesy stuff you can imagine.

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In My Bathroom

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A very long article to translate for me, please excuse in advance my broken English!
I rarely talk about beauty, for the simple reason that my beauty routine is pretty basic and simple.
Ironic, when you know that I have mostly worked for luxury make-up brands!
But, even if I love this universe for its femininity, sophistication, imagination…I was never the girl doing her nails, putting on a new lipstick every day, or buying the new “miracle” skincare.

Talking about skincare, experience taught me that the essential is to wear a excellent moisturiser, and to remove my make up every night even if I just want to crash on my pillow sometimes.

This being said, I recently had the opportunity to try Elizabeth Arden’s skincare products, in particular the famous 8h Cream.

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I was really curious, because as a former Skincare Marketer, I studied this cream which has been a Best-Seller for years with an unchanged composition.

Furthermore, since Jules was born, between my job, my blog, my trips between California and Paris, and him…I clearly gave up my beauty routine, and I was using fre skincare samples. If my former employers knew this…

Oh, and of course, the pregnancy + my 30 years old also had a hit on my face: hello wrinkles and dehydration lines!

All this to say that this 8h Cream arrived just at the right time in my life.

The texture is light, pretty fluid, and overall the skin is soft, smooth and plumped after you apply it.
The big bonus is that it hydrates my skin all day long, my skin does not feel tight at the end of the day like it does with some skincare.
The downside is that the cream is a little sticky right after you apply it, but if you wait a few minutes before you put on your Make-Up, it will penetrate perfectly.

As for the perfume, which smells like medicinal herbs and camphor: you will love it or hate it.
I personally like it, it gives it a pharmaceutical aspect which reassures me. I also know that the amazing perfumes in other creams are far from being natural, and I don’t like to put too much chemical stuff on my face, thank you but no thank you.

Oh, and last but not least quality: it’s also a good repairing and healing product: on dry lips or on a open wound (I burnt my hand last week, and I have been applying the 8h Cream on it), it is doing little miracles.

Conclusion: it deserves its reputation of MUST HAVE product.

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But unfortunately, when you turn 30 years, it’s also time to use an anti-ageing treatment.
I told you I don’t believe in the products which claim they will erase or plump 90% of your wrinkles, but this new product Sérum Flawless Future caught my attention because it’s a new approach to the process of ageing

I will try to explain it simply: Elizabeth Arden’s scientific teams proved that ageing is also caused by stress, and women have never been more exposed to stress, with their crazy schedules between work, private life, children, cooking, working out…coming from a girl who knows, as it’s past midnight as I write this!

The two major discoveries:
1. Stress damages the Ceramides which support the collagen matrix of the skin, which encourages skin sagging and wrinkles.
2. Stress also damages the ends of our chromosomes. Those ends naturally get shorter and shorter with age, and once they are too short, our cells don’t duplicate anymore. This is part of the process of ageing. Stress accelerates this process and though BAM, we get older quicker.

This Serum will help to replenish the depleted Ceramides, and will protect those chromosomes ends.

It’s too early for me to tell you if it works, but I can already share that the cosmetic result is very nice: skin is smoothed, unified and more radiant. The texture is beautiful (little capsules which look like pearls), silky and very easy to apply.

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There is also a Flawless Future Day Cream with the same properties, but since I am using the 8h Cream now I will tell you about it later ☻.

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And for the Make Up, I love the Lip Balm, especially the Blush shade, such a fresh and cute color for the Summer!

What about your beauty routine? What are you using? Tell me about it!

Have a great week my loves

xx

One Year After

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Let’s face it, there are some Fashion trends that we follow more to conform ourselves than because we like it.

I am thinking of the slide pool sandalsor the Mom Jeans…we know it’s ugly, sometimes ridiculous, but we just can’t help buy it. The kind of outfits which expose us to future jokes from our friends/loves/children: “Darling, do you remember when you thought it was hot to wear large culotte pants???”

And then, there are outfits that are timeless and that we love to wear every year, like this simple look: a lace blouse, white distressed jeans (not to tight), and black wedges.

The proof I am not lying: we shot the exact same outfit last year, when I was 7 months pregnant (of course, the size of the Jeans was a little bigger ☻). Continue reading