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A home must have Scented Candles!

June 20, 2015

Hi guys! I’m in my last week of classes so its been crazy, but something I find relaxing and a must in my home is scented candles, and here are five of my favorites. Henri Bendel Boho Beach candle, made with soy wax, a yummy mix of orange blossom with hints of coconut. I love the candles from Bond No. 9 specially Scent of Peace and Nuits de Noho and the cool part is you can use the wax as solid perfume { just please don’t use it while the wax is melted and hot!} I can’t leave out a classic like Diptyque, and one of my fave scents is Mimosa, is super refreshing such a fun scent. Lastly the ones I always have to have at home, this one from Voluspa {actually I have tried tons of them and this one is another one I love} and my “must have”, my all around favorite is Capri Blue of Volcano, and this candle really lasts for a while, {the website says 85 hour burn time} a lovely candle made of a Paraffin-soy wax blend, smells like fresh lemons with flowers, an all around a fresh beautiful scent that will go around your whole place! Enjoy your weekend summer is here! Until next time.

Love,

Paola

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Hola! Estoy en mi ultima semana de clases y ha sido la locura, pero algo que encuentro super relajante es poner velas con aroma en mi casa, y aquí estan mis cinco favoritas. La vela de Henri Bendel Boho Beach hecha con cera de soya, tiene un olor super rico, una mezcla de naranja con coco! Me encantan las velas de Bond No. 9 especialmente los aromas Scent of Peace y Nuits de Noho, ademas de ser vela es super nice que la cera la puedes usar como perfume solido, {solo que obviamiente no la uses cuando esta caliente!} No puedo dejar de mencionar las clasicas velas de Diptyque, y uno de mis aromas favoritas es Mimosa es super fresco y relajante. Por ultimo, las velas que siempre tengo que tener en casa, esta de Voluspa {este es otro de los que mas me gusta } y mi “must have”, la que creo es mi favorita de todas, es esta de Volcano, el aroma se llama Capri Blue, y la vela dura bastante {la pagina web dice la puedes encender por hasta 85 horas} esta hecha de una mezcla de parafina y cera de soya, el olor es como una mezcla de limones frescos con flores, de verdad un aroma riquisimo y que se va por todo tu hogar! que disfruten su fin de semana, el verano ya esta aqui! Hasta la próxima.

Love,

Paola

 

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The Charlotte Tilbury Makeup collection

June 15, 2015

Hello!! Happy Monday! Hope you had a lovely weekend! This is the makeup line I have been waiting to try for a while, the Charlotte Tilbury makeup collection! Ahhh my excitement is real!! My husband was in London this week for a couple of days so I knew this was my chance to get me a few things. It is a premium brand so I decided to try a few products before going crazy on it. I got the Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Fallen From The Lipstick Tree in the color Bitch Perfect {can we talk about the name? hahaha too funny} and the color is AH-mazing!! Its a beautiful peachy pink nude, to me the perfect color for day or night, the formula is so smooth and smells like vanilla, yummy! The other thing I wanted was the Lip pencil or as Charlotte named it, the ‘Lip Cheat’ re-size & re-shape lip liner in Iconic Nude but wasn’t available {I also wanted this and I forgot to ask him for it, but I read this is good dupe for it}. The star of my mini makeup haul, and probably the most popular product of her line is the Filmstar Bronze and Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight, its the most perfect and smooth contour/highlight combo. I’m a medium-tan and it looks fantastic, its more on the subtle side, since I’m already tan but it shows enough to make a stand out, and if you want the color to be stronger I would use it on top of a deeper contour color.

They gave my husband some samples of the Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation, I haven’t try it but if I love it, I will keep you posted on my Instagram. I really want to try more of the Charlotte Tilbury products now, like some of the blushes and the Goddess skin clay mask, so they are in my “next to buy list”. If you can, definitely give this brand a try, the products are very well made, and the contour duo gives your skin beautiful glow look, also the packaging its lovely! Until next time.

Love,

Paola

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Hola! Feliz Lunes! espero que haigan tenido un lindo fin de semana! He querido pobrar esta linea de maquillaje de Charlotte Tilbury makeup collection por un buen rato, y estoy super emocionada de por fin poder usar algunos de sus productos. My esposo estuvo en Londres por unos días la semana pasada, y yo sabia que este era my oportunidad para comprar unas cositas. La linea es considerada de nivel premiun, por lo que no quise comprar muchas cosas y gastar demasiado si no me gustaba. Compre  el Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Fallen From The Lipstick Tree en el color Bitch Perfect {que tal el nombre? hahah} y el color es lindo!! Es un color rosado-beige-con un poquito de naranja {peachy pink nude}, para mi el color perfecto, la formula es super suave y tiene un olor a vainilla super rico!! Quería comprar el delineador de labios ‘Lip Cheat’ re-size & re-shape lip liner en Iconic Nude pero no había disponible. {tambien quería esto y se me olvido pero lei que este es un buen reemplazo} El producto estrella para mi es el Filmstar Bronze and Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight, es un duo de bronceador con iluminador con un acabado perfecto. Yo soy color mediano bronceado y el color se ve fantástico, no es tan fuerte en mi porque yo ya estoy bronceada pero igual se ve bello, pero si quieres que se vea mas pronunciado usa un bronceador mas profundo abajo de este y se va a ver lindo!

Le dieron a mi esposo algunas muestras del Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation, no lo he probado, pero si me gusta les cuento en mi Instagram. Quiero pobrar otros productos de la marca, como unos blushes y el Goddess skin clay mask, ya los puse en mi lista de próximas compras. De verdad si puedes prueba esta linea de maquillaje, los productos están muy bien hechos y este duo de bronceador con iluminador te deja la piel luciendo super saludable, y ademas el empaque esta diseñado super lindo. Hasta la próxima.

Love,

Paola

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Nuxe Oil: The Prodigious One

June 8, 2015

One of the first things I did when I confirmed my move to Monaco/France for school was research about the French beauty products, I will dedicate a whole post about that later this month, but in the meanwhile I want to talk about the NUXE Huile Prodigieuse®… and yes the hype is real! I really love this dry oil, it’s such a multitasker, I use it on my hair after I wash it, on my nails after a mani, on my skin instead of lotion when I just took a shower or when my skin is dry for a dewy effect, which looks beautiful on your skin on a day out, and even though I haven’t done it, you can use it on your face as a moisturizer. There is a version of the same dry oil with gold particles that would be fantastic to wear on your skin for a day/night out but I prefer the basic one.

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Birchbox France May 2015

May 30, 2015

Hi Guys!! I’m totally a beauty junkie, I accept it, but there are so many options in the market that it’s hard not to want to try it all, or it’s just me!?? So with that in mind I decided to get the Birchbox while I’m in school here in Monaco, since I’m a college student and I live on a budget 100% of the time. I already did Ipsy back in the USA and really liked it, also I thought it would be a great way to try new products and ideally I wanted to try French products…and mission accomplished!! I kinda really love my Birchbox boxes, and talking about boxes they are perfect for storage!! and the designs are super cute!! This is my fourth one and every month has been surprisingly really great! every month you get five products based on your first questionnaire, you fill this out when you sign up for the subscription, and I have to say so far so good, you even get a little flyer with information about each product you get.

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