Beauty

Cîme : honestly beautiful

12.06.2018

Hello!

Time for a new beauty blogpost. Let me introduce you to a natural beauty brand Cîme.
Cîme works with active ingredients who come from plants that grow high in the pure mountain air of the Himalayas. At an altitude of more than 3000 meters, wild roses, sea buckthorn berries, edelweiss flowers and many other exceptional plants are perfectly adapted to survive in the harshest conditions, such as extreme cold, strong winds and intense sunlight. Precisely this height gives the active ingredients in the extracts and oils from the Himalayas an exceptional power and unique intensity.
The ingredients of their products are natural, organic, animal friendly & fair trade. Oh… and it’s a Belgian brand! ;o)

I’ve tested these 3 products : the beautifying dry oil, the brightening day and night cream & the repairing serum.
let me tell you my findings…

1. The beautifying dry oil, for SKIN, HAIR and NAILS.

This oil contains a unique bledn of 6 precious organic oils, who nourishes, hydrates and regenerates the skin, promotes a healthy skin glow and improves hair shine and strength.
👉 I love this body oil!! It absorbes quickly, and smells lovely!! it gives your skin a soft touch and a heathy glow. I also love to use it for my hair!! it helps for the dry ends.

2.Daisy delight :Brightening day and night cream.

This light and non-greasy cream, enriched with hyaluronic acid and extracts of daisy flowers and edelweiss-nourishes and protects the skin. The active ingredients in this cream helps to rduce dark spots and render the skin radiant and bright.
👉 this is a very light cream, my skin absorbs it very quickly. you can use it as a day and night cream, what I love. Because i don’t like heavy creams for the night, who make my skin sticky. This Daisy Delight is a keeper!!

3. Kissed by a rose : Repairing serum.

This ultra concentrated blend of essential oil of rose and oil of rosehip, stimulates natural cellular regeneration and restores skin elasticity.Rich in fatty acids and vitamins, this serum helps to reduce fine lines, normalise irritated, red skin and brighten the complexion.
👉 I use this serum in the evening, before I put on the daisy delight for the night. I use this moment for a facial massage… feels so good, and my skin loves it! this serum smells lovely, and you don’t need to use much of it.

These products from Cîme conquered their place in my bathroom and my skin care routine!!

 

Love

Lena

xxx

Beauty Lifestyle

Remington: AIR 3D & Keratin Protect Straight Brush

22.05.2018

Hoi allemaal,

Voor het eerst eens een blogpost in het Nederlands… 😉
De voorbije weken testte ik voor jullie 2 toestellen van Remington uit: de Air 3D haardroger en de Keratin Protect Straight Brush.
Remington staat bekend als een toonaangevend merk in elektronische persoonlijke verzorgingsproducten. Ze streven ernaar om producten af te leveren die ook écht werken, en ook elke keer superieure resultaten opleveren.
Ik was dan ook zeer benieuwd.

Laat ik beginnen met de Air 3D.

Wat beloven ze? Dat de Air 3D nog krachtiger nog sneller en nog lichter is. Deze speciaal ontworpen föhn heeft een 3-delige luchtstroom die in de föhn samenkomt tot 1 krachtige luchtstroming, waardoor een hoog wattage niet langer nodig is. En zonder je zorgen te hoeven maken over beschadiging door hitte.

Wat vond ik ervan?
Eerst en vooral was ik aangenaam verrast door het mooie design van de haardroger! Het oog wil ook wat he! Altijd fijner om een mooi exemplaar op de badkamerkast te hebben liggen. De Air3D ligt heel licht en makkelijk in de hand! Hij is echt héél licht, omdat ze het zwaartepunt verplaatst hebben van de kop naar het handvat! Ikzelf gebruik geen opzetstukken, waardoor hij echt klein en compact is. Er zijn wel degelijk 3 opzetstukken bij: 2 voor gericht te brushen en 1 voor volume of krullen.
Hij geeft een krachtige, grote luchtstroom, maar blaast ook niet te fel. de eerste keren moest ik even wennen aan een nieuwe haardroger, maar dat is normaal volgens mij. Mijn haar is wel degelijk sneller droog! Het verschil is opmerkelijk!! Bij mij was het zelfs zo dat ik op tijd moest beginnen met het ‘glad brushen’ omdat mijn haar zo snel droogde. Waardoor ik eigenlijk wat te laat was, en er al wat meer slag in mijn haar zat. Maar nu weet ik exact hoe ik hem moet gebruiken. Ik ben er echt zeer tevreden over! Mijn haar is steeds mooi glad en niet pluizend! En zo heb ik het graag.
Hij zou ook meer natuurlijke glans aan je haar moeten geven, maar dat heb ik eigenlijk niet ondervonden… ik zag toch geen verschil met anders.
Maar dus voor mij méér dan geslaagd; deze AIR3D van Remington!!

En dan nu de Keratin Protect Straight Brush

Deze Keratin Protect Straight Brush is een verwarmde 2-in-1 styling borstel waarmee je je haar in enkele minuten op een gezonde manier stylet voor een natuurlijke uitstraling.
Dit beloven ze: De Keratin Protect Straight Brush is borstel en stijltang in één, speciaal ontworpen voor tijdbesparend stylen. Steil en stijlvol: bereik je unieke look in een handomdraai, zonder risico op beschadigingen.

Dit vond ik ervan:
Ik heb erg dik en heel veel haar, dus ik heb eerst mijn haar gedroogd met de Air3D zodat het niet meer nat was, want ik wist al dat het dan bij mij niet meer zou lukken, of veel te lang zou duren. Maar met handdoekdroog haar werkte deze Straight Brush perfect!! Mijn haren worden er zijdezacht en glanzend van. Ze pluizen niet.
De verwarmde keramische haren van de grote borstel, uitgevoerd in chique zachtgrijs en roségoud, zijn verrijkt zijn met keratine en amandelolie. Zo worden je haren met oliën verzorgd voor gezond en glanzend haar.
Met de 3 standen tot 230 ºC stem je de temperatuur precies af op je haartype, en het platte uiteinde is ontworpen om zo dicht mogelijk bij de haaraanzet te komen. Zo kan je ook wat meer volume creëren aan de haarinzet.
Voor mij is deze straight Brush een meerwaarde in mijn badkamer. Vooral omdat ik zoals ik al zei echt dik haar heb. Ik brush mijn haar eigenlijk uit tijdens het drogen. maar de onderste haarpartij blijft soms lang een beetje vochtig en krijgt daarom alsnog een ‘slag’. Met deze brush kan ik dat snel oplossen: ik kan met deze Brush onder mijn haar, echt dicht tegen mijn nek komen, zonder dat het te warm wordt.

Beide toestellen zijn te koop bij oa. MediaMarkt, Krëfel en Vanden Borre.
Richtprijs:

AIR3D: €199, 99
Straight Brush: €59,99

Wat is jullie favoriete haar-styling apparaat??
Laat het me zeker weten!

Veel Liefs
Lena
xxx

Fashion

Fitflop: sneakers & slippers

16.05.2018

Hi sweeties,

Here I am again with a new blogpost! This time I would like to show you my newbies from Fitflop.
This brand has shoes, sandals, sneakers and slippers… So much choice!! But one thing prevails with them: your comfort!! When you feel good, you can do anything, they say! Fitflop created the triple-density Microwobbleboard midsole, and integrated this in all their shoes.

So I had the opportunity to test a pair of sneakers from the Überknit collection and a pair of slippers from the iQushion collection.
Let me show you my Überknit sneakers first: I’ve chosen a black pair with a white sole, one that would fit many of my looks!
When they arrived at my home, I was very happy to discover that they were totally covered with little sparkling stones… so lovely!!
Let’s take a look at how I styled them…


Underneath this wide legged black pants, these sneakers match perfectly!! I added a lovely shirt with a quote ‘You look good today’ and I’m ready to go! But let me tell you something…. These sneakers are SOOO COMFY!! Really, I was very surprised myself, but it’s like you aren’t wearing any shoes at all… I love them!! I could walk around the city whole day long in these sneakers!!

*look @vitrin_heide

 

And then I also chose a pair of slippers from the IQushion collection, a pair of summer flip-flops… When I saw these daisy slippers, it was love at first sight!!

As you can see there’s a special “cushion” underneath your heel. This ensures your comfort and reduces the shock with every step you take! No need to tell you that these babies are SOOO comfy too!! And aren’t the little white daisies cute?? 


 

Fitflop has many models of shoes from which you can choose… Make sure you pay them a visit!!

Let me know your thoughts about these new sneakers and slippers….

Lots of love

Lena

xxx

 

 

Beauty

Musthaves from SAMPAR

13.05.2018

Hi sweeties,

Time for a new beauty blogpost…
A while ago I received 4 musthaves from SAMPAR. SAMPAR is a French beauty label, that stands out in quality and design.
I was very curious about these 4 products, because for me, it was the first time that I heard of this brand… I have never used it before.
Immediately I loved the pink & silver packaging! But would these products also do what they promised?

Let me show you the products, and then I’d like to share with you my thoughts about each one of them.

  1. Glamour Shot Eyes

    Glamour Shot Eyes is a transparant under-eye concealer that, one minute after application, erases dark circles, brightens the dark areas around the eyes and blurs under-eye wrinkles and fine lines, providing a long lasting anti-wrinkles action.
    👉 This really is a good product that does what it promises!! I love it!! When I use this one in the morning, my eyes brighten up, and they look fresh again. NOT after 1 minute, rather after a few minutes. But still… Can’t miss this one anymore!!

2. Golden Glow

The Golden Glow is a tinted moisturizing cream that instantly warms the skin tone and reveals a natural glow day after day… without self-tanner! Enriched with reflective goldescent minerals, its powerful formula maintains a 24-hour hydratation, strengthens the skin’s self-defense against photo-aging UV rays, prepares and prolongs tan.
👉 God I love this one even more!! Using this one in the morning after my day cream, and my complexion is glowing, my skin reveals a natural sunkissed effect!! For me this one is sooo good, because my body tans very fast and very good. But my face always tans less… So now I use this Golden Glow, and it’s like I just went on a short summer holiday. Not too much, just that extra sunkissed glow!!

3. The Impossible Eye Care

Formulated with 45% of concentrated actives, the Impossible Eye care is the 1st immediate light treatment that instantly illuminates and lifts the eye contour, targeting all signs of aging on the long term to rejuvenate and refresh the gaze.
👉 I wasn’t blown away as much as with the Glamour Shot Eyes, but I see that this one is rather for the long term… It’s more like a good eye care creme. So I use this one in the evening after my night creme, to take care of the wrinkles around my eyes. They say: ’45 % less wrinkles in only 2 months’… So I’ll continue using this one!!

4. Glamour Shot

Glamour Shot is a transparant foundation, with a blurring effect that guarantees a flawless and immediate result on your skin with long term benefits. Especially thought for all skin tones, it evens out and mattifies the complexion, pores and imperfections.
👉 Love this one too!!! It gives my skin this perfect glow without make up, my complexion is immediately unified, and fine lines seem smoothed.

Well… I think I know why SAMPAR calls these 4 products their MUSTHAVES!! I’m a big fan!

You can buy these beauties in several pharmacies and drugstores.

Have you ever tried some of these 4 musthaves??

 

Love

Lena

xxx

 

Fashion

Wonders leopard boots

30.04.2018

Hi sweeties,

Today I would like to tell you more about my new booties from Wonders.
As we live in Belgium, you all know that the sun is not always shining… Some of the spring days can be cold and wet…
So my new booties from Wonders come in very handy on those days!!

I have this thing with leopard prints… 🐯 So when I saw these cute leopard print booties… It was love at first sight!
Let’s take a look…

All shoes from Wonders are made in Spain with 100% love, and always in leather. They are sooo comfy!! They fit perfectly, and yes ‘these boots are made for walking…’ :o))
In these shoes, you won’t feel any pain, nor get blisters! Such good quality!!

At Wonders they always have an eye for details… Did you notice the golden star???💫 It gives the boots that extra ‘rock’ touch, don’t you think??

For this look I went for a ripped & slightly baggy jeans, an oversized sweater with some gold in it and a black lace top underneath! (you never know when the sun pops up in Belgium!! ;o))

It’s the perfect look for a lazy sunday, or a walk in the city… These leopard booties will walk a lot of miles, I’m sure about that!!

Tell me, are you also a leopard print fan?
Do you love my booties from Wonders as much as I do??
Let me know!

Lots of love,

Lena

xxx

 

jeans: Zara
top: Only
sunnies: O’neill
sweater: Peps Kapellen

Fashion

army & stripes-look @open32.nl

16.04.2018

Hello there!

Hope you’re all as excited as I am about the lovely upcoming weather! ☀
Spring is finally there!!
So I’d like to show you a new spring look, this time from OPEN32.
There’s a shop nearby, and I often jump in to look at all their lovely clothes! And way too often I step outside with a new outfit… 😅

I’ve always had a weak spot for stripes… I think you can’t have enough of them in your closet! So many ways to style & combine striped items! So many different looks you can create with stripes!
So let me show you my new  army & striped look from OPEN32

This light knitted sweater with black and white stripes, is perfect for the early spring days!! Because, here in Belgium the weather can be so unpredictable… This one comes in very handy!!
I’ve combined it with these 3/4 wide legs pants in army green. The color matches so good with the black and white stripes, it gives it extra power! This pants fits perfectly! So lovely to wear! And the big bow on the waist gives this look an extra girly touch! Love it!


To complete this look I’m wearing my green sneakers from Atlanticstars. It’s like they were made for this look! ;o)

Are you a stripes fan too?
Let me know!

Lots of love

Lena

xxx

 

 

Fashion Lifestyle

SUN 68: blue pink comfy look

08.04.2018

Hi sweeties,

Now that spring has definitely arrived, it’s time for a new blogpost.
A new look from SUN68.
SUN68 is an Italian casual-wear brand, dedicated to designing clothes with particular attention to details and research in materials.

You all now me as a women who loves to wear girly dresses & skirts or pants.
But I also love to wear comfy pants! The ones that are more like jogging pants or sweat pants…
As you know, I’m a mother of three boys. And these kind of pants are so lovely to wear in my busy life! I’m always running around! Cooking, cleaning, shopping, blogging, … never a dull moment! ;o))
But I want to show you that you don’t always have to combine them with a hoodie or a plain sweater. No!! Let me show how you can easily style the sweat pants very classy & stylish, thanks to SUN68.


As you can see, this comfy jogging pants, has a very nice and stylish cut. The wide and flared legs give this pants a lovely look.
As I don’t want it to be too much of a jogging/sports look, I combined it with a pink striped blouse, in soft colors and a flat collar. And then these awesome pink sneakers, they really are sooo comfortable! Right from the first fitting I felt: in these babies I won’t have any foot-pains!! If you look very carefully, you’ll see there’s a little glitter in it…
(girls run faster ;o))

BUT as we al know, in Belgium, the weather isn’t always this lovely… So I also have this cute blue jacket to go with this look.
This jacket feels like a jeans jacket. You can wear it very casually but also for a party! The nice details make it very special!!
It completes the look, and I’m ready to go.



I’m very satisfied with the quality of the clothes of SUN68. They fit perfectly, the fabrics are sturdy and of a high quality, the clothes keep their shape and color, and the shoes are TOP!!

What do you think of my SUN68 comfy look???
Let me know!

Lots of love,

lena

xxx

Fashion

Marie Méro

15.03.2018

Hi sweeties,

It has been a while… Life has been very busy and stressful lately!! First I crashed my car in the snow… Which gave me a lot of headaches. And then I got the flu so bad that I’m still recovering from it…

But no more complaining!! Let us dream and look forward to the next season… SPRING! 🌷
And there’s no better way to do this than with a lovely new spring outfit from Marie MéroMarie Méro is a Belgian, total look, women’s collection. Totally feminine, balanced, but with a touch of mysticism…

Let me show you my Marie Méro look:

Those who follow me on Instagram know I really love long dresses and skirts… I love to wear them every season. They make me feel very feminine and elegant.
So I’ve chosen a long, dark blue, plissé skirt. With an elastic waist band and splits on both sides. It’s a very comfortable skirt, very light, lovely to wear! I combined it with this flower blouse… Again something that is very much present in my closet! But hey… isn’t it almost spring after all?? The blouse is white with blue flowers on it. And what I like about it the most, are the striped bands in the waist and on the sleeves… They give the whole look a sporty and cool touch!!  It’s a real eyecatcher. If you want to, you can also wear the blouse off shoulder!
And yes… Underneath a pair of white sneakers… ;o))


Are you also looking forward to the first warm days of spring??
Maybe this spring look has made you daydream a little bit…. 🌞
Let me know what you think of it!

Lots of love

Lena

xxx

Marie Méro is available in the better multi-brand stores, Inno Galeria, and in the six concept stores in Ghent, Knokke, Nieuwpoort, Roeselare, Mechelen and Leuven.

 

Lifestyle

Roomba 866 AKA our Rudy….

24.01.2018

Hi sweeties,

Time for a new blog post!
This time no beauty, fashion or outfits… Today I’d like to tell you if it all worked out between Rudy and me…. 😅😍
Those who follow my Instastories already know that we have a new roommate since a month or so… Rudy the automatic vacuum cleaner, the Roomba 866 from iRobot.


When they asked me a while ago to test this vacuuming robot and to share my experiences with you, I was really curious! I already heard about it several times but I had never seen one. I also didn’t see it in action yet.
When our new friend arrived at our house, my boys and I wanted to give him a name, and together we chose the name Rudy. First I read all related information thoroughly and then we could start…


Rudy spent the first week in the kitchen. We have a large kitchen, with a very large table and 10 chairs around it. You can pre-program the Roomba/Rudy to start at a certain day and time, but we chose to turn it on whenever we felt it was necessary. Usually I did this while I was relaxing in my chair during the evening. The only annoying aspect was that we had to put all the chairs up on the table, so that he could do his work smoothly and thoroughly. AND they all had to be put down again afterwards… But ‘Rudy’ does his job thoroughly!! He goes around all obstacles really nicely, and only bumps into things softly. So no broken pieces!
But after a week I still felt that raising all the chairs was a hassle, so I found myself vacuuming with the regular vacuum cleaner again…
So we moved Rudy upstairs… and that was a hit!
Because we are a family of 5, and the bathroom is used on a daily basis by everyone, vacuuming is often necessary here.
So every morning, when everyone has left for work or school, I open all doors, remove all the bath mats, and Rudy starts! He vacuums the entire first floor, and afterwards he turns back to his recharging station. Something that’s also really great: Rudy detects when he comes close to the edge of the stairs, and he won’t go any further. He’ll never fall off the stairs!
And then, when I come home, the entire upper floor is vacuumed and I can quickly put the mats back in place!


The nicest thing about Rudy?? While he is vacuuming, I can finally sit down for a coffee. Or I can free up some time for my e-mails and my blog…
It gives me some breathing space from being a busy mother, some time to do something else!

So yes… the love for Rudy is big at our house! He can stay a member of our family, and hopefully he’ll give us plenty of time to do other fun things… Thanks to all of his work we get some free time instead of spending it vacuuming!

And… Would Rudy be welcome at your house?

Lots of love

Lena

xxx

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Fashion

Outfit : Floral & stripes – Commafashion

10.01.2018

Hi sweeties!

Those who follow me on Instagram know that I like flowered items in my looks! 🌺
Most of the time I combine them with plain colours… just to be safe… But did you know that I really love the mixing patterns trend??
You see them a lot on Pinterest, and I always adore these looks!!
So when Comma gave me a new chance to work with them, I took my chance: floral and stripes: the perfect pattern mixing match!!
Let’s have a look!

Mixing patterns size up the possibilities & wearability of your wardrobe, because now you can create a lot more combos! The match between the classic stripes and the fresh flowers is so lovely in my opinion!

Comma is an international fashion and lifestyle company offering feminine fashion for every occasion.
So I scrolled around on the Comma site and I chose a chiffon flowered dress with a black background, and in combination with the grey/black striped knitted sweater, it does its magic!! 🌟 It just totally works for me!

I combined it with a cute black beanie, and a pair of black leather gloves to complete this lovely look. And at the same time they make it more cool and tough. Also my studded boots underneath the short dress give my look an extra push!


Do you like this mixing patterns trend too?? Would you wear it?
Let me know what you think about it!!

 

Lots of love,
Lena
xxx

And a special THANKS to Comma fashion!! 😘 Follow them on Instagram @commafashion