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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

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

 

Beauty Lifestyle

Some ME time with Planet Parfum & Decléor.

04.01.2018

Hi sweeties,

This will be the first blogpost of the New Year… So let me start by wishing you all a lovely 2018!! 💫

One of my good intentions for the new year is more joy, less stress… And let me tell you that the year started great! After all the holidays, all the diners, and all the busy moments, I really could use a little break… some ME TIME!

So a few days ago, I was invited to the Planet Parfum Institute in Antwerp for a Decléor Aromassage beauty treatment…
And yes, I enjoyed every minute of it. And I was so relaxed afterwards!


It was a warm welcome in the Planet Parfum Institute. They told me everything about Decléor’s products. Decléor only works with natural ingredients, essential and botanical oils. They smell so lovely! I’m loving these products already!!

In a warm and cosy room my treatment started with a facial cleaning & massage. Some relaxing music made me feel very comfy and relaxed.
After that, I had a back massage and an aroma pressure point massage. The essential oil had an aroma so lovely that it left me totally zen!
But the best thing was yet to come: the facial massage, also with aroma pressure… The best I’ve ever had! Followed by a cleaning mask composed by the beautician using only natural products.
A good serum and a day care cream ended this lovely treatment….



Are you also a little tired?
Could you also use some ME TIME?
Do you also need a little break?

Well… Then I have some good news!! Thanks to Planet Parfum, I can make one of you very happy with the same beauty treatment!! (Aromassage) in the Planet Parfum Beauty Institute of your choice!
Are you in? Then head over to my Instagram page @looksoflena, search for this picture, and follow all the steps! Good luck everybody!!
Meanwhile, If you can’t wait to have this lovely me time too, you can easily make an appointment on the Planet Parfum website!! Don’t hesitate! I promise you: You’ll never have felt so relaxed!!

Lots of love,

Lena

xxx

 

 

Beauty

Instytutum beauty products

08.12.2017

Hi sweeties,

Time for a review of these Instytutum beauty products…

Instytutum is designed  for those who understand the power of science, who embrace the benefits of pure water, who hold education close to their heart and believe that giving is a way of life. Therefore they support communities in need of pure water. I think that’s a very noble cause.

They believe in a holistic approach that will benefit your overall health as well as the look and quality of your skin. INSTYTUTUM not only provides effective skincare that targets all skin concerns, but also offers a specially-formulated supplement to support a healthy lifestyle.

Many factors contribute to our overall well-being. From using creams, lotions, and a high SPF to protect skin from premature aging and sun exposure, to drinking enough water, eating a well-balanced, healthy diet, getting regular excercise and reducing stress. It is essential to provide the body with the power of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They give the skin a more radiant, healthy and youthful glow. They make us feel more energized in general and increase resilience against free radicals, stress and environmental influences.

Every morning I used the Day Cream. It’s a very smooth and light cream, and my skin absorbs it very quickly!
This product is really lovely to use. Not greasy, and that’s what I like. Because after my day cream I immediately put my make up on.

Every evening before I went to sleep, I used these Flawless Pads… OMG they are awesome!! These powerfull easy-to-use presoaked pads are formulated with glycolic, lactic, citric, hyaluronic and salicylic acids, plus provitamin B5 and vitamin PP, that reduce pore size, fine lines and wrinkles. And it improves skin tone, texture and luminosity. They also promote collagen production and cell turnover, whilst improving hyperpigmentation and boosting moisture.
This TOP BEAUTY PRODUCT leaves your skin smooth, firm and renewed in one quick step. Great for all skin types, including dry and sensitive ones.
Gotto admit it… I’m a HUGE fan!! 😍


After the Flawless Pads, I used the Serum. It hydrates my skin intensively, and it softens and lightens the tone. It really alleviates the tight sensation of dryness.
You could also use it in the morning before your day cream.

I’ve found myself a new brand for my daily skin care routine… Love these products of Instytutum. I want to discover more of their range…

What’s your daily skin routine??

Lots of Love,

Lena

xxx

Beauty

Wunderbrow

04.12.2017

Hi sweeties,

The last 2 weeks I’ve been testing the Wunderbrow from Wunder2.
You can’t deny the brow trend these days… Everywhere you look, you see beauty products for more expressive brows, brow saloons, …
But I have to confess; I’m not a huge fan of the very thick and ‘too much’ brows you sometimes see on women… I prefer a subtle brow look!
So when they asked me to review this Wunderbrow, I was sceptic at first, bit also determined to make it something of my own!
So here’s my review…

The Wunderbrow promises you a killer look within 2 minutes, one that’s waterproof and stays for three days…

So this is how it works:

With this brush you define and add more color to your brows. The PermalFix gel Technology locks color and tiny hair fibers to the skin giving you thicker, more defined brows. Because I like a natural look, I didn’t add too much.
Then you take the little black brush, and you comb your brows and spread the gel evenly over the whole brow.

In less than 2 minutes my brows were done, and they had a natural, but more intense look! I really loved it!! It was not too much nor overdone, it was just what I like!
And indeed the gel is definitely waterproof and it stayed for 3 days!

Here you can see the result, left before and right after… What do you think?

I can recommend this Wunderbrow to everyone. For a light natural look or a more intense look, and very easy to use!
A must have in your daily make-up kit!

You can buy the Wunderbrow at your Di shop.

Lots of love,

Lena

xxx

Beauty

Louis Widmer

23.10.2017

Hello there!

Here’s a new blogpost for you! Today I would like to review these 2 products of Louis Widmer, from their Remederm line :
The Remederm Face cream UV 20 and the Remederm Body Oil Spray…


The Remederm line of Louis Widmer is usually recommended by dermathologists, for a very dry skin.
A dry skin can no longer  perform its function of natural barrier. The skin is no longer able to hold on moisture.
This causes itching and skin irritation. Remederm hydrates and nourishes the skin intensively, enhances skin barrier performance and effectively protects against harmful effects from the outside.

The Remederm Face Cream p
rotects, cares and hydrates. It urges deep into the skin Provides skin with sophisticated active ingredients Strengthens hydration and nourishes the skin.
👉 It’s a very thick cream, but your skin absorbs it quickly. For my it was not good to use it every day, because I already have a greasy skin on my forhead, chin and nose. And so my skin was to shiny. BUT I now use this cream 2 times a week, to nourish it well, and to take advantage of all its good actions.

The Remederm Body oil spray is a h 
igh-quality oil thats feed the skin with sophisticated lipids.
The vitamin A enhances hydration, and the vitamin E neutralizes free radicals.
👉Ohh, 
I really love it!! When summer is over my legs are often very dry, and my skin is ‘cracked’… and this Body oil is perfect for that! The Body oil urges quickly in the skin, and doesn’t leave any grease on your clothes! And it also smells lovely!
Top product!!👌❤

“Take care of your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life!”

Lots of love for all of you!

xxx

Lena

 

Beauty

Wide Open Eyes – Estée Lauder

23.09.2017

Hi sweeties,

Time for a new beauty blogpost!
Let me tell you all about the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix by Estee Lauder….

Did you know that the skin around your eyes is about 4 times thinner than the skin on the rest of your body??
Which makes it far more vulnerable. Every day your eyes experience over 10.000 micro movements, which can contribute to the look of ageing around your eyes. If each blink of your eye equals one step, then this means your eyes take an 8 kilometer walk every day!!!! 😱
These continuous movements can lead to increased irritation and damage, that can accelerate the appearance of lines, wrinkles and more…

To help you better understand how your eyes move, Estée Lauder has produced an unique video: “See the World with Wide-Open Eyes – a 360° film”.

I had the opportunity of watching this movie with the VR viewer they provided!

This discovery led to the development of the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix, a formula with an innovative 360° Matrix Technology that optimally restores and strengthens the skin around the eyes and reduces visible signs of skin ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.

I have been testing the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix for two weeks now… and these are my findings…

I LOVE IT!!!!
You all know that I’m not in my twenties anymore ;o)) So yes I have wrinkles and lines… But hey, I’m fine with that.
But what bothers me the most is the puffiness of my eyes in the morning!! It’s like I didn’t get any sleep when I wake up… My eyes are swollen and it takes about an hour before that disappears.
BUT since I’ve been using the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix by Estée Lauder it’s gone… Really! I’m not joking! My eyes are looking more awake and fresh in the morning.
I also noticed that the skin around my eyes is not so dry anymore, it’s well hydrated and nourished thanks to the double concentrated infusion of Hyaluronic Acid. And so the little lines and wrinkles are softened. I know they will not disappear, but there’s a huge difference even after 2 weeks. The skin around my eyes is firmer and I have a fresher and healthier look!
The bottle also has the 360 degrees massaging applicator that is so fun to use! It feels great and refreshing!

For me it’s a keeper!
The new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix  has become the favourite part of my daily evening skincare routine!

Lots of love,

Lena

xxx

Shop the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix.

Beauty Fashion

Antwerp Diner 2017: party outfit!

14.02.2017

Hello sweeties! 

A little while ago, me and my husband were invited to the Antwerp Diner.
A diner and gala evening in favour of AIDS research. More than 10 of Belgian’s finest cooks made us the most delicious dishes…

For this special evening I wanted a special outfit… wanna take a look???

I didn’t want to go for a dress… I thought: If I buy a dress, I’ll never wear it again…
So I went for a classy pants and blouse. Both from ZARA.
The flowers made me feel like spring is right around the corner!


To make my entry, and because after all it was a little chilly… I bought a big scarf with a touch of gold at Veritas.

I completed my look with lots of gold en bling bling! 
A golden clutch and a big golden bracelet from Veritas, my Dukudu watch and a fine bracelet of Shizzie gave my look just the extra touch I wanted…

 Ohhh yes… I LOOOVE the open back of the blouse… 

I decided to do a low classy, messy bun in my hair… I consulted Nanja Massy‘s DIY Beauty Book.
And yes… I was very satisfied with the result…

And so we had a wonderful evening, with delicious food, nice performances, lovely people… and a perfect outfit! 
What more does a girl want??? 

What do you think of my party outfit?
Let me know!

Lots of love,
Lena
x

Beauty

Testing the naturae line products from Beautique

08.02.2017

Hello you!

A new week, a new blogpost!
This time no outfit… but a little more about these beauty products: The Naturae line of Germaine De Capuccini.
Thanks to the sweet Stefanie, I received these 4 products. She has her own beauty salon Beautique.
I’ve been testing them for more than a week now, and I love them.
The Naturae line is a natural, organic line. The products are based on White Tea extract, one of world’s most powerful and effective antioxidants.

Every day I use them in 3 steps:

In the first step, you clean your skin with the Hydrating Cleansing milk. This will take all of the dirt of your skin and makes it soft and clean.

Next step: i apply the Hydrating Toning Lotion. This one prepares your skin for the next step.

Last step is to bring on your Multi-Protection White Tea Facial Cream.
This really makes your skin very smooth.
During winter, my skin was very dry. And now it’s fully hydrated, it feels and looks healthy again.
“Once you see results, it becomes an addiction!”

Once a week, I give my face an extra treatment with this Intense Multi-Protection White Tea Mask:

So I’m very happy and enthusiastic about these beauty line products from Beautique. My skin is well cared for! 

What are your favorite beauty products??

Lots of love,

Lena

x

flatlay/book: DIY Beauty from Nanja Massy https://www.instagram.com/nanjamassy/