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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Sephora haul

I am in France right now visiting my family for Christmas and when I'm in France I can't not go to Sephora.
Here Sephora is an institution, a French company created many moons ago and which can now be found a bit everywhere in the world.


Friday, 26 December 2014

A little Clinique review

Clinique products have always been around me especially when I was younger, my mum had shelves full of them but I've never tried them until recently I got the 3 steps system for dry skin. This lot come with 3 products to follow in 3 steps which I quiet like the idea of.


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

A day in Bordeaux - France

This Christmas my boyfriend and I are visiting my family in the South of France. From London to Carcassonne its pretty much around 15/16 hours drive which is way too long to do in one go, so we decided to spend two nights in Bordeaux, which is about 8 hours drive from Calais.


Saturday, 20 December 2014

Afternoon tea at Muriel's kitchen

Last Sunday my boyfriend, my best friend and I decided to simply have an afternoon tea at Muriel's Kitchen (Soho -London), we heard about that place many times but never went before until Sunday ! And what a treat it was !First of all the place is very well put together , the style is kind of French with a vintage twist , really cute and very homely too. We all ordered a pot of tea along with a sweet treat. I had a fruit scone with jam and clotted cream which was really yummy .
Also we got lucky as they have one table with swing chairs !Yes swing chairs believe it or not, and we got it ! It  was a fun experience to have a pot of tea with a huge scone while swinging away.
If you do not know Muriel's Kitchen I strongly recommend it !


Thursday, 18 December 2014

December Glossybox 2014

I received my December Glossybox last week and once again I am loving it ! This months theme is quite obvious, it's Christmas. The box is so cute and festive.
So here's what I got this month :
We'll start with the cheek & lip stain by Bellapierre Cosmetic, I have to say I never heard of that brand before but never the less its the first item appealed to me, I just cant wait to try it. Also I got TREsemm√© renewal hair & scalp which is a full size product and this will join my bathroom items to be used very shorty. Anatomicals zap!zap!zap! I'll be honest with you I am lucky and I very rarely get spots on my face so this product will not be used very often but never the less might come handy one day you never know. Next one is SkinPep Hydra boost face cream, I have already used it and I'm already loving it. Last but not least a nail polish by Essence, the colour shade is ref 59, it's a deep red which I know I am going to love. I am a red colour kind of girl ;) I know essence and they do nice product so I am looking forward to try it.


Sunday, 14 December 2014

My little Box by Fleur De Force | Christmas Edition

I was so excited to get my My Little Box this month ! I just love them so much. You should know that I have subscribed to two boxes: Glossybox and My Little Box, but I do have to admit that My Little Box is by far my favourite. I do think the French team behind it put much more effort into the packaging, products they choose etc. I think for the same value My Little Box is better quality! 


Saturday, 13 December 2014

Yankee Candle collection

Last week I went to a huge store and came across a new shiny hale of  Yankee Candle products , I'll be honest, I have pretty much resisted the whole year without succumbing by the temptation to order some on line and it was really hard! If you know me,  you 'll know that I am totally nuts about candles (ins' it Betsy Boo?)  So waiting a year without trying a Yankee Candle is an exploit I  tell you !!!


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas wish list 2014

It is the season, after all, so here my Christmas wish list 2014 !As you can see it is nothing extravagant , mostly little things that I would love to find under my Christmas tree, if not I'll just get them in the new year anyway hehe! 

What is your Christmas wish list ?



Sunday, 7 December 2014

Countryside weekend #1

The first weekend of December, my boyfriend and I went to visit his family. They live in a pretty village in Worcestershire called Wadborough.
As mush as I love London, going to the countryside it's a bit like recharging your batteries.
Usually our countryside weekend breaks consist of:

-Endless amount of cup of teas
-Home made sponge cakes
-Roast dinners
-Board games
-Bacon sandwiches
and let 's not forget :
-Long walks with Charlie the dog.

It doesn't seems much but it's all you need for a weekend fill with happiness.


Saturday, 6 December 2014

Bourgois Rouge Velvet Edition | review

Hi dolls, 

This is my 1st review ever ! And for my 1st one I choose to review Rouge Edition Velvet by Bourgois. To start with I was confused in which category to place it because it is not really a lip-gloss and not really a lipstick. confused? Me too! So I open a new category; "looks like a lip gloss, acts like a lipstick". If you think of something else, please comment below :)
The colour that I chose is No Velvet 08 the darkest shade , Bourgois only released 4 shades.
When I first tried it I was expecting a 'wet' touch on my lips, but not at all! The feel is literally velvety. It doesn't feel heavy or wet, just a lovely velvety sensation on your lips which I have never encountered before. So I was already really impressed and secondly the colour! I was expecting a 50's style mat red look and I got it bang on! The colour is a deep red and I am in love with it! You may need to apply it 2 to 3 times but you get the look at the end. Also lets not forget that it lasts 24 hours! Or at least enough hours without any retouching.
In conclusion I really love that product and I love it so much that I may actually get the other shades.
Marie xx


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Mont St Michel trip | France

I can't believe how fast time flies by !  We are already in December and Christmas is just around the corner .Earlier this year I had the wonderful opportunity to visit , Mont St Michel in Normandy as part of a summer roadtrip across France. I only spent two days around this area but I had an amazing time. I stayed at Villa Mont a charming little hotel hosted by a friendly couple, Here the highlights of my stay :

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