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5 simple steps to make your holidays Parisian.

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If you’re not able to spend the holidays in Paris or abroad there are a few simple things you can do  to bring Europe to you. 

  • 1. Make sure to have bubbly on-hand. A bottle of champagne is great for any occasion, including the holidays. Plus, it doesn’t have to be expensive, a few bubbles in any glass will make the occasion sparkle like the Eiffel Tower.
  • 2. Fresh cut flowers always makes a room more fragrant and lively. Reminecient of the French country side or gardens in Versailles, this accent of flowers will create a sense of luxury. 
  • 3. Macaroons… Must I say much more? 
  • 4. Nail polish is a French women’s best friend, just as, red lipstick is. This quick, inexpensive purchase will not only look great on manicured nails, but also as an accent to any display. 
  • 5. Add any small Parisian souvenir to your holiday dinner table setting. This small accent will add a touch of whimsical European travels, and can also add as a conversation piece. 

I hope the 5 simple tips brighten your thoughts and holiday season! Happy travels, happy holidays, and happy new year!
Cheers! 🎄🎁🍾http://curederepos.com

New York City traffic!

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Nyc traffic is normally somewhat manageable, although some days it is unbearable.  It usually take 2 hours to get to the city from philly,  although today it took 4 hours with the trains being down. We did make it to my best friends baby shower, however late. Thank goodness the shower was extended due to others running behind. Beauty and Essex was the perfect spot to host this awesome event!
Happy the trains are back up and running, and hopefully traffic has calmed some.
Be safe in all your travels and enjoy the warm weather!!

Choose Your Cleanser!

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The weather is warming up here in the north-eastern states, and let’s hope it keeps on trend!
With the changing of seasons, so should our skin-care regime, which always starts with…CLEANSING!  I posted three cleansers that can address three different skin types.

*La prairie foam cleanser is great for a  dry skin type. This cleanser is also perfect for a mature skin.
*LA MER the cleansing foam is also good for a dry skin type, but can also help with a combination skin type.
*PCA skin facial wash oily/problem is great for that excessive oily to a little oily skin type. It is also good for that skin type that experiences break outs.

With each of these products only a small amount is needed to complete the cleansing process. (Remember to cleanse the skin twice)

I keep each of these cleansers in my routine, although I have an oily/ adult acne skin type. I find that at different points in the year my skin calls for different products which address different needs. I could use the foam cleanser by La prairie when I am not in the dead of winter, although I prefer the facial wash by PCA skin during the warmer months.

There is no exact formula in which product to use at what exact time, it is all about addressing your own individual skin-care needs. These just happen to be three of my favorite cleansers which are usually always on hand, although I will switch up according to my daily skin needs.

Which cleansers do you love and why? Feel free to leave comments or questions as always. Here’s to a quick approaching spring and warmer weather..
Cheers!

Blue print cleanse!

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Blue Print Cleanse is all the rage on the West Coast and I saw it in whole foods this past week, in Philly.  Yay! Juice cleanses have been around for a while, and even if you’ve never tried one, I am sure you have heard about them. This cleanse runs about $60 USD and has six different juices.
Blue Print has different levels of cleanses from beginner to hardcore.  The beginner or Renovation Cleanse, is for people who “get their to tomato and potato intake from ketchup and fries”. The hardcore or Excavation Cleanse is for those who are extremely dedicated “a raw foodist,  Vegan, and drinking isn’t a habit”.
Blue Print Cleanse aims to gently purify and rid ones body of impurities.  This will help your body’s metabolism to get back on track and digestive system.
The cool thing is that these juices are 100% USDA organic certified. These cleanses are even good for people who are lactose and gluten free. 🙂
Solid foods are not recommended during a cleanse as “benefits will be lost” although they have a cheat sheet on http://www.blueprintcleanse.com if you have the urge to chew. Besides the six juices in the week cleanse BPC also sells individual juices.
I think I am going to order my Blue Print Cleanse next week, and I will let everyone know how it goes if so!
Cheers

Contouring and light

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Contouring is an important part of makeup applications!  In this selfie my cheeks are still well defined in low light, due to proper contouring. This makeup application makes ones face highly photogenic in any lighting. Its a fail safe!  Use a powder 2 shades lighter than your overall shade, AND apply under your check bone back to your ear. Start out gradually as you can always add more. I hope this helps to define your cheeks just a tad more!
Cheers!