Alive

Hi everyone out there !

I feel like it’s been an eternity since the last time I came to post something.

Almost 3 years have passed, and I couldn’t keep working on this blog.

So many things happened and I’ve been so busy lately that I just had no time even for myself.

What happened in these 3 years ? First of all, new projects, new job, new challenges, new habits (both good and bad, let’s be honest ūüėČ ), and so on …

I thought I would never be able to blog again, but I realized it’s time to give it another try and share stuffs with you guys just like I used to do. And there is so many things I have to share !

So here I am, I am alive !

To be continued … ¬†‚̧

xoxo

 

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Product review : Redken All Soft

Hi everyone !

Today I want to talk about a range of product I bought a few months ago : the Redken All Soft shampoo, conditionner & treatment.

I have been using them for almost 2 months now and I thought I would share with you my impressions.

First of all, I have to say that I wash my hair every 2 days, and I use the hair treatment once a week, so already used lots of product.

This all Soft range is specially made for dry hair. It has argan oil and it’s supposed to improve hair’s condition…

What I like about the shampoo is the smell, it really smells good, and right after I wash my hair, it leaves it so soft and shiny.

What I dislike (and I don’t blame Redken for that, but I think it’s because it didn’t¬†correspond with my hair type) is it doesn’t make lots of bubbles, I have to use lots of shampoo to cover my head and¬†feel that I am washing everywhere correctly. Then after that, I need to rinse it very thoroughly, Also, I start to feel greasy the very next day. These products are heavy, so they have to nourish the hair’s core. I have dry tips, but I think not that much, ¬†that’s why I soon feet greasy after one day.

The conditioner is good and does its job, I don’t have¬†to use lots of product. And the treatment is really nice¬†and using it just once a week is enough.

My hair dresser told me that this kind of soft shampoo is too gentle for my hair, that I should use a normal shampoo first (to atually clean the scalp) and then use that one (to soften the hair)… well, I think it’s a bit too much if I do that way every 2 days so maybe once a week should be fine ?

I think it’s a great product for people who really have dry hair, but maybe someday I will try another collection from Redken (without¬†any oil inside), so if you have a¬†recommendation I would be glad to hear it ūüôā

Have you ever tried it ? Let me know what do you think about it !

Have a nice Sunday y’all !

xoxo

Liebster award #2

Hi everyone !

I am so sorry I haven’t post anything for more than a week. I’ve had¬†quite busy days and I couldn’t just figure out how and when I would finally be able to post one article on my blog.

Today I am participating for the 2nd time to the Liebster award, I have been nominated by Lisa Mc Clintoc from the blog Somptuous Elixir, and I am really happy to participate once again ūüôā

24/08 Post¬†Edit : I have been nominated¬†a 3rd time by Rachel Brennan so I will simply answer her questions below … Thanks a lot Rachel for your nomination !

The rules :

  • Thank the lovely blogger who has nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions they’ve asked you.
  • Nominate 11 blogger (they have to have under 200 followers).
  • Ask them 11 questions which they can answer in a post.

– Lisa’s questions :

1. Why did you start your blog?

I always love to talk about make up and share my ideas about cosmetics, so I decided to create this blog to share with many people over the world.

2. What is the best tip you have for bloggers? 

To keep their passion for what they do and keep talking about them.

3. What is your favourite time of year?

I love April, not only because is my birthday, but because it’s in the middle of Spring, when the weather is not too hot.

4.¬†What’s your favourite movie?

My favourite movie is “The Shindler’s List”. I was moved to tears when I watched it for the first time.

5. What is your most prized possession?

My most prized possession is my reflex camera : the Nikon D5100, I bought it as my own birthday present and also as a daily tool (I took pictures almost everyday)

6. What shops do you visit most?

I must say Sephora and Kiko!

7. What is your go-to makeup brand?

I would certainly say Kiko, I use many products from that brand everyday.

8. What do you source inspiration for your posts?

I talk a lot with one of my greatest friend about make up, I get inspiration after our conversations.

9. What’s your favourite perfume?

I love “Yvresse” from Yves St Laurent,¬†definitely my favourite one !

10. How do you keep fit?

I don’t do anything special, I don’t even play sport … but I try at least to avoid¬†junk food and sweets…

11. What is your favourite quote?

It’s a quote from Antoine de St Exupery, coming from his book “The Little Prince”:

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye”.

– Rachel’s questions :

1. How old are you?

I am 26 years old.

2. What is your worst habit?

When I am stressed, I crack my knuckles, I know it’s really bad, and I shouldn’t do it.. but I really can’t help it.

3. Where is your favourite place to go?

I love Japan, I have been living there for about 2 years. It’s amazing and there are so many things to do/see/experience that one lifetime is not enough to do everything.

4. What is your favourite clothing item?

It’s a zebra print scarf I bought when I was in Japan, I love it !

5. Last book you read?

The Fault in Our Stars

6. What is your go to soft drink?

Well, I don’t drink any go to soft drink, besides water and black coffee.

7. do you play any games? (console or otherwise)

I started to play Candy Crush in January, I am stuck on the level 77, I almost never play games (I don’t like to loose so I soon give up playing games).

8. Song you listen to most?

It’s a song from Beyonce : “best thing I never had”

9. What’s your Holy Grail product?

It’s my Q10 face lotion from Kose, I cannot live without it !

10. What is your Favourite quote?

Is the same question I already¬†replied : it’s a quote from Antoine de St Exupery, coming from his book “The Little Prince”:

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye”.

11. Do you have any piercings or tattoos?

I only have ear piercings. I used to have a nose piercing long time ago, but not any more.

My nominations !

So here comes the nominations
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Lifestyle.Fashion.Photography

The Beauty-Junkie Chronicles

Beauty & the Brunette

That Little Beauty Blog

I Love Ru Too

Beauty and Bolder

Isabel Louise

Keep n’ Touch

Blog time with Manisha

Betty Maria Style

Peqpermint

My questions !

Here are my questions for you girls,
Once you post your article don’t forget to link me back
  1. Why did you start your blog ?
  2. What’s your favourite blog/Youtube channel and why ?
  3. What is the best beauty tip someone ever gave you ?
  4. What is your favourite beauty product ?
  5. With one single word, how would you describe yourself and why ?
  6. How do you find inspiration ?
  7. How do you see your blog in 5 years ?
  8. What is you advice for other bloggers ?
  9. Who is your beauty icon ?
  10. What is your favourite season and why ?
  11. What’s your favourite brand ever ?

So, that Liebster award is over for me ūüôā

Thanks again to Lisa Mc Clintoc & Rachel Brennan for the nominations !

I hope you all enjoyed reading my answers and I hope the nominees will also enjoy participating to this great social event !

You can also find my first nomination here .

Thank you all for reading !

xoxo

First month of Blogging

Hi everyone !

I hope you are all fine ?

Today I just wanted to share with you my impression about this first month of blogging.

It was¬†a long time since I wanted to open a beauty blog, and I took time to figure out how I wanted it to look like, what name I should give to that blog, etc etc…

I thought it would be really difficult to set everything and I was somehow scared that it wouldn’t be so much interesting.

There are days I take a lot of time to add some posts, the simple fact of taking pictures, editing them and writing the article is long, but I enjoy it very much and I hope you enjoy reading my posts too !

Well, I couldn’t imagine having a beauty blog would be so much fun ! So many people already follow¬†me,¬†¬†comment and like my articles, and there are some that simply come and visit this blog. I am really grateful to all of you ! Thank you so much !

Until now I didn’t know if I would be able to keep it, I wanted to see how this first month would go …¬† but I realized this is not only about showing make up and cosmetics, this is about sharing ideas¬†worldwide and the simple thought¬†that someone reads one of my post somewhere in the¬†world makes me deeply happy.

I have lots of things to talk about and some days I may run out of time but I do my best to post articles almost everyday if I can, I am also trying to make this part of the web a pleasant place so I hope you will still like it that way.

I just want to say it one more time : many many thanks to all of you !

xoxo

Liebster Award

Yesterday, I was so glad to see that I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Katy from the lovely blog Dissolve in Scottish Rain.

I am really happy¬†to participate especially because this blog is quite¬†new (I started it less than a month ago!) It’s a great way to get to know new people in¬†this huge blogosphere and share our passions together!

Thanks a lot Katy for this invitation!

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award :

  • You have to link back and thank the person that nominated you.
  • Write 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer all 11 questions given to you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers (make sure to let them know they have been selected) and give them 11 questions of your choice¬†(do not nominate the person who nominated you)

So here I go !

11 facts about myself :

  1. I am French, born and raised in France, but I am actually Italian (my whole family comes from Italy) so I grew up with both cultures and speak both languages as mother languages.

  2. I have been living in Japan, in the city of Osaka for about 2 years in total, I was there when there was the big earthquake and tsunami.

  3. I ¬†travelled a lot and I speak English every day since many years now (my best friends are not French) but I’ve never been to a native English speaking country.

  4. I am small (1.58m) so people often think I look like I am 20 years old (26 is almost the same, don’t you¬†think so?)

  5. I studied communication, Human Resources, Management, Accountancy for several years, I have also worked in an office as an assistant in a HR department, but I don’ like to work in offices (I am terrible at answering the phone!).

  6. My very first hobby is photography, I started a few months ago a course to become a photographer. I won’t get any official degree but a certificate.¬†I also have a Flickr account. I didn’t update it on my “follow me” buttons because it has nothing to do with beauty and cosmetics, but¬†you can check it by clicking here if you are interested (and you can add me there if you also have a Flickr page!).

  7. I am really bad at picking user names on Internet, it takes me hours every time I make an account.

  8. I love natt√ī. If you don’t know what it is, I recommend you to check here. It’s a Japanese speciality made of fermented soy beans. Most of my foreign (and French) friends can’t it this at all, it smells (I have to admit it) not so good but it’s really healthy.

  9. I¬†sleep with a blanket (even in summer), I always cover my feet very well, I often believe ghosts are funny dudes who¬†like to scare us and tickle us while we sleep…

  10. I have a lot of books, and I can’t help buying more whenever I enter a book store.

  11. I am stubborn, perfectionist and honest, so I always give  100% of myself when I start something.

I should add also that I am very talkative ! ūüėČ

Katy’s questions

So you know 11 facts about me, I will now answer the questions Katy asked me :

  1. What would be the name of your alter-ego?¬†The name of my alter-ego is¬†Sarah, when I don’t want people to know my real name ūüėČ
  2. If you¬†could write a drama based on your life who would play YOU and your BEST FRIEND? I often like to compare my friendship with my best friend with¬†the TV show “Friends” so who would play me ? I would say¬†Jennifer Aniston¬†and she would be¬†Courteney Cox ūüėČ We have an amazing and funny friendship that lasts since years now.
  3. What high-street shop is your kryptonite? I would definitely say Sephora
  4. Where do you see yourself in 16 years (precise, I know)? I see myself travelling and keep blogging
  5. What are your blogger goals? I want to share all I know/find/discover about beauty and cosmetics. I love talking and I love to discuss about this subject! My first goal is to give good contents and articles to the readers.
  6. CLOTHES or MAKEUP? MAKEUP !!!
  7. What is one trend that you will NEVER be able to get your head around? The trend of the duck face!
  8. You’re having a dinner party, you can invite three people – who? ¬†(dead or alive / famous or friends) My niece and nephew, they live far away from me and I never meet them … also I would invite my aunt who passed away 3¬†years ago.
  9. If you could look into the future and see your life, would you do it? No, I like to enjoy each day, it would  be so boring to know everything now.
  10. What’s your most annoying feature? I think the most annoying feature¬†about me is when I have an obsession on something, I will keep talking about it a hundred times.
  11. Who is your inspiration? My mother ! She is great, funny and has a strong mind.

And now is time for the nominations !

Bhavini from the blog Beauty puzzled

Michele from the blog Robetutu

Alice from the blog Socks and sparkles

Paula from the blog Thirteen thoughts

Emma from the blog The Diary of a Beauty Addict

Lady Like

It’s not perfect

Francesca from the blog Francesca beauty

Becky from the blog Becky Blossom

My questions ! 

So now girls you will have to answer a few questions ! Don’t forget to link me back when you post your article ūüôā

  1. Why did you started a blog ?
  2. What’s the¬†beauty product you cannot live without ?
  3. Who is your style/beauty icon ?
  4. What’s your favourite movie and why ?
  5. What’s your favourite blog ?
  6. Where do you see yourself in 10 years ?
  7. A song that describes you the most ?
  8. What’s the thing you always have in your bag ?
  9. What’s your favourite place in the world ?
  10. Give one word that describe you the best
  11. What’s your plans for next year ?

Well, this Liebster award is done for me, I hope you enjoyed it and for all the nominees, I am really impatient to see your answers !!

Thank you again Katy for allowing me to participate ūüôā

Hope you will all have a nice day !