Friday, 7 August 2015

Birthday Celebration!!

Hello there! I hope you are well and enjoying your week so far. I celebrated my birthday yesterday, I'm really grateful to God for protecting and guiding me. I didn't plan anything but my Mr did, so we spent the evening togther. We headed out to Gaucho picadilly circus for dinner, I must say the interior in there is amazing!  I love the big chandeliers and the black theme it's very glamorous. The atmosphere was great and romantic to be fair so it was a perfect choice.


Gaucho is well known for their fine Argentine steaks, the meal was gorgeous and filling. It was my first time to eat there so I didn't  really no what to expect from the menu. We went for the A la carte menu I got the classic Pork Matambre which is the "accorn fed Iberico pork,  sweet potato, with a conflict of coriander salad". This was so tasty I ate everything on my plate. I plan on returning for more meals, honestly it was too tasty. 


My Mr got the Gaucho Burger, "a blend of their four cuts of smoked bacon, caramelised onions, provolone cheese, garlic, mayonnaise and home made ketchup, served with chips". He also loved it and  cleared his plate, I honestly really enjoyed my birthday.

Here are more pictures: 

                    
                  
                     

Outfit details: 

Waistcoat: ZARA
Top: ZARA
Jeans: ZARA
Shoes: VALENTINO
Bag: Louis Vuitton 
Watch: Armani Xchange 

Thank you so much for reading 

Edwige xox 

Monday, 6 July 2015

Beauty Product Review

Happy Friday guys! I hope you enjoyed your week so far. I'm here with a review today, I really want to switch things up a little. I will also be sharing my favourite make up products very soon as well.  

I was sent these products by the lovely Isa at Sparkle PR to try out and I must I love these. I'm not just saying that because it was sent to me but I actually love the consistency.
              (Starting clockwise left)

The first product I used was the Proactive+ Complexion Perfecting Hydrator. I wanted to try the above mentioned product first, due to the fact that I've heard so much about the brand. I've seen loads of adverts via television with positive testmonies, and of course the forever growing celebrity endorsements. 

Before writing this post I did some research on the brand and I found that it's actually America's best selling acne system. According to their website this product is made to  " soothe irritation, brighten skin tone and visibly reduce post-acne marks without clogging the pores". 

The Complexion Perfectiong Hydrator according to the label has 0.5% of Salicylic acid which is good for easing acne. I don't suffer from acne or any major skin problems, But I've been suffering from dryness and dehydration on my face. I feel the proactive complexion Hydrator is actually helping my skin hydrate,  also I've  noticed my complexion is more bright. I've only been using this product for approximately one and a half week and already I see a difference. So I think it's worth purchasing, even though it's retailed for £29.99. 


SASS intimate Soothe & Smooth shaving gel is another item sent to me. I only used this product once on my legs and I must say it left my legs feeling smooth. It's a clear gel and  I remember it having a very cold sensation which I didn't really mind. According to the label at the back of the product it's made to prevent ingrowing hair. Another interesting fact about this product is that it's made for intimate use, meaning that we can use on our private parts because it's dermatologically tested. It's retailed for £10 at Boots which I think is a little much 
As this product isn't any different to other shaving gels that cost £5 or less.

I really like that SASSS shaving gel has instructions on the back of how to use the product. Advising me to apply it after washing, then waite for one minute and then shave. Like I mentioned above I like the way it made my legs feel pretty smooth so therefore I might repurchase. 



L.A.B multi purpose brush is amazing! It really reminds me of the real technique brushes due to it's softness and non shedding. It's retailer for £11.99 at Superdrug, I use it to apply my foundation, powder and blusher, I feel it blends really smoothly. I love a soft brush I can't deal with hard brushes as it irritates my skin. 

Acording to research "L.A.B2 brushes are made with fibreLuxe technology, specially designed with softness and contains a really high quality of filmaments". This is to allow the application to be smooth and well blended. I really look forward to purchasing their brushes because I think it's worth it. 


Once again massive thank you to Isa at Sparke PR for sending me these lovely items. 

Thank you for reading

Edwige 
Xox 

 

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Tresor Rare: Skin relaxor thermal mask

Hello everyone I hope you are well. 

So lately I've noticed my skin has been breaking out badly. I normally have combination skin but more on the oily side, I've noticed recently my skin has been a lot more on the dry side. The dry cracks are actual very viable on my face, and when I apply  foundation I feel it  makes it worse.

However, A few weeks ago I was walking by South Molton Street in Bond Street and came a cross the Treaor Rare boutique. Some of the workers were outside handing out free samples, I was handed the Skin Relaxor Thermal mask. Prior to this I had no idea that this brand existed, so I was excited to try this product. The first thing I noticed when opening the sample is the luxorouse smell it contains, and smoothness. Before applying the product, I cleaned my face with warm water, then I massaged it into my skin and left it to seat for 6 minutes then rinsed with warm water. It left my skin feeling super soft and glowy, I've never experienced such sensation during or after facial. 

      (The free sample, after I opened it.) 


The product has a very warming sensation once applied, I'm not surprised why this product cost so much, it retails for £1,187, yes crazy right? I love how it made my skin feel, my family and friends noticed a smoothness and brightness to my face. The products can be purchased online via Tresor-rare.com or via the boutique in South Molton street in Bond Street.

        (The actual retail package)
Although I do like the product and I feel it did a great job in terms of how my skin felt after. However, I don't think it's worth paying the above price because it's no different to other high end products that cost way less. I do recommend trying the sample to see if it would work for you for first. Overall yes I do love it, but it's way too expensive for me.


Thank you for reading 


Edwige 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Dinner at Novikon

Hello there, I hope you are doing well.

My friend and I decided to head to Mayfair for dinner. I must say it's on the experience side, so if you are going make sure you have £80 to £100 per person depending on your appetite. 

We went to Novikon restaurant and bar, I must say the deco is beautiful with very cool contemporary interior. There are three restaurants in the building. The Russian restaurant is on the 3rd floor, Asian and Italian is on the main ground floor in combination with the bar. 
I really like this restaurants but like most expensive restaurants you have to book a table which you will have for only 2 hours. This is annoying because after a meal I like to chill, chat and have more drinks. Here I felt limited to be honest. 

Anyways we ordered bits and bobs such as the Singapore noodles, fried rice, sweet and sour prawns. To drink we had two glasses of Mojitos. To conclude, our bill came up to £80.  Overall I would say Novikon has amazing deco, delicious food and good atmosphere. I would definitely return.

Here are pictures from the night. 

              
                           
                          
                           


Thank for reading 

Edwige xox 

Monday, 18 May 2015

Strips on Studs

Hello my lovely readers! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I headed to church yesterday, the weather was really nice so I opted for this gorgeous jumpsuit.  It had been seating in my wardrobe for about 3 months. I totally forgot that I had it, I had no clue what to wear,  So When I came across this I was so happy. I love Jumpsuits because they are easy to throw on, but I hate it when it's toilet time lol. Anyway,  I didn't want to over accessorize  it so I added nude studded heels to finish the look. 
 I hope you like it as much as I do :) 


Jumpsuit: MAJE
Shoes: VALETINO 





Thank you for reading 

Edwige xox



Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Dashiki Print

Hello there, I hope you are doing well. 

Here is a look I put together the other day featuring dashiki print. It's been a very popular trend so far as seen in vouge and Instagram. Many celebrities and instagramer's have been sporting it. I absolutely love this print due to the patterns and the length.  It only comes in one size and it's unisex. It's a little big for me, but I just love how comfortable and relaxed I felt. I headed to  a family dinner so you can imagine how much I ate lol.  
However, it's available in many colours, styles and shapes. It also comes in dresses, shirts, shorts, jumpsuits, play suits and much more. 

Here is how Celebrities wore theirs: 


Here is how I wore it: 



Leather jacket: FOREVER21 
Dashiki: CONGOLESE SHOP 
Jeans: JBRAND 
Shoes: ZARA 

Thank you for reading 

Edwige xox 

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Vamp glam

Hello everyone! I did a few shoots last week for you guys. A lady from church who is a MUA  wanted to do my make-up for her portfolio. She is very kind for also allowing me to do some outfits for my blog. 

For this look she went for a vamp glam, which contains very dark colours. You guys know I always do my make up the same, infact very simple. So this was a huge change for me. At first I wasn't sure I liked it but toward the end I grew to like it. I actually plan on buying this lipstick.

 In terms of the outfit, I went for something simple with a je ne sais quoi as the French would say. I really liked the contrast. Some may say dark red is more of a autumn/winter colour. However, it's not always sunny in London  so dark colours are still relevant 


Top: Bershka
Waistcoat: Forever21
Pants: Zara 
Shoes: Zara 

Thank you for reading 

Edwige 
Xox