Monday, 29 December 2014

My Skin Routine


My Morning Face Routine



Hey there everyone! Today's post is all about my skin care routine. I get so much questions about my skin from you guys. I've been meaning to do a skin routine for a while now, I just never got round to doing it.  I'm not as consistent with this routine as I really should, maybe because I don't have much problems with my skin. However, I really want to work on evening out my skin tone, I really want to have that natural glow. 

 I tend to do my facial routine mainly in the morning before I shower, I always feel it works better then, and really helps to prepare my skin before applying my foundation. I have been using these products for maybe 1 year now, I stick to what I know works good for me (boring I know) lol. However, if you guys know of any other products that you think it's worth me trying then please don't hesitate to share your suggestions. 
Taking care of my skin internally is my number one priority. I try to drink as much water as possible, I find this really helps to clear my skin. Honestly guys try drinking as much water as possible, our bodies depend on water to function properly. when we don't drink enough water it causes dehydration. This really affect our skin by making it appear and feel dry, it prevents that that natural glow to come through. 


I haven't retouched any of the photos below for authentic purpose.  I really want you guys to see my skin without any filter or make-up.

 

I have combination skin with dry cheeks and oily T-zones such as my forehead, nose and chin. I find it very irritating as it tends to get ridiculously oily during the day. However, no matter what block powder or primer I use nothing ever seems to work. Furthermore, nothing  annoys me more than my uneven skin tone, which I think it's common as a woman of colour. My top lip area is a lot  more darker than the rest of my face, I'm trying out  more natural products to even out that part. I will include this method in another post. 

Below are some of the products I have been using for approximately 1 year. 

Clockwise *Right 

1. Skin Clinic - Vitamin Rich Cleanser 

Info: This is a great cleanser, I always start with this first it gives that squeaky clean feeling. It contains Gycolic acid which is a natural ingredient derived from sugar cane.


2. Garnier Daily Energising Gel Scrub 

Info: This is a hydrating scrub containing vitamin C which is great for hyper pigmentation and uneven skin tone. I apply this after cleansing my face, it does exactly what it says on the container. It leaves my face feeling energised and radiant. 

3. Garnier 3 in 1 Wash, Scrub and Mask

This is another product I use because I like how it makes my skin feel.  However, I don't always use it together with the above mentioned products because it's 3 in 1. I use it when I don't have time to apply all the other products. It  removes dead skin cells and leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean. 

4.  Palmer's Coco Butter Moisturiser 

 I always complete my routine with moisturising my skin with Coco butter. I've been using this product for over 10 years, it smells like a dream and its a cream formula therefore it's so smooth. I use this product day and night.




Thank you for reading, 
xox
Edwige 





Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas everyone! Let's remember Jesus is the reason we  are celebrating. So let's remember to give thanks. Also remember the best gifts in life isn't found under a Christmas tree,  but those gifts are in family,children, friends, and loved ones.


                    
                                                           My baby bro and I 
         

                                                  Have a wonderful Christmas! 
                 
                                             See you soon
                                                     Xox 
                                                    Edwige

Friday, 12 December 2014

Wardrobe Essentials: Coats


Oversize is beautiful this winter! 


The oversize cotton coat is everything this winter, as seen all over the runway many celebrities have been sporting it from the lights of Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Ciara and many more. The oversize silhouettes takes a cue from the men's coat silhouette.  Although the oversize coat have been trending for almost a year now, I think now it's all about the more fitted with streamline silhouette.  I love that these coats can be dressed up or down.

                     


I fell in love with the oversize coat from the moment I saw Kim Kardashian wear hers on instagram, I knew I wanted to try it. In my opinion she wears it the best and it very much looks well put together at all times. However, while you may be thinking only celebrities with slim waist and toned bodies could wear these coats, I am telling you otherwise. No matter your shape or size, when styled correctly anyone could wear the oversize coat.

When I purchased my oversize coat from Missguided I knew to go for a smaller size (10)  than my usual size (12). I paid close attention to the shoulder seam, I did not want it to fall more than two inches below my shoulders as I'm very petite.

 I would advice you to wear perhaps bodycon or slimming pieces underneath to help balance the coat, if you follow me on Instagram you'ill see that I wore mine with black slim jeans and a black turte neck jumper. Also, because most of these coats are very long, if you are petite like myself then I would advice you to wear heels. This way you will give your self some added height which will help lengthen your silhouette in order to provide a sense of proportion.


Find you perfect oversize coat below by clicking on the shop names, its a direct link. Time to shop!

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Asos - £110
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 Missguided £69.99
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H&M  £79.99
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Missguided £69.99
hmprod (972×1137)
H&M  £69.99
Hobbs cream Loretta Waterfall Coat, Lace Dress, Agatha Brogues
Hobbs £479.00






Thank you for reading
xox
Edwige  

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Nude On Nude



Hello guys I hope you had a lovely weekend, I wanted to share this nude on nude look from a few weeks ago. I took these picture during the Indian summer week where we had consistent beautiful sunshine. When creating this outfit I was really inspired by the Burberry Trench coat outfits during Fashion Week. I loved the different ways celebrities and blogger's styled theirs, so I had to add my own spin on it. Trench coats are a timeless piece that everyone needs in their wardrobe honestly, it's a key piece because it's versatile so it can be dressed up or down. I love that it automatically adds sophistication and elegance to any outfit.
I hope you like it and enjoy the rest of your week :)



I was wearing:

Zara Coat  (similar)
New Look skirt  (similar)
Warehouse Skirt  (similar)
Zara Shoes  (similar)
YSL Sunglasses  (similar) 




Thank you for passing by
xox
Edwige 

Crème Noir

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are having a good weekend. I went to church today with my family today. I had no idea what to wear as it was raining but before I left the house the rain stopped (Yeahay!) Anyways I went for all black with a touch of cream. I was pretty warm and comfortable. It was so ironic my sister and my niece also was feeling the cream/ nude jacket look. We all turned up dressed similar (so cute) lol.
 I hope you like the post and enjoy the rest of your weekend! 



(Iphone photo)



I was wearing:
Missguided Coat  
Sisley Jumper  
Zara jeans  
Asos Shoes  

Aldo Bag  





Thank you for passing by
xox
Edwige 


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

All Black Everything



Hello my lovelies!
Today's outfit consists of All Black Everything which is one of Autumn/ Winter's chic trend, I love that black is sophisticated without trying too hard. All black is my go to especially when I'm in a rush and I want to look my best without trying too hard. All black everything isn't just for the office, it can be worn on dates and other occasions too. I hope you enjoy :)


Photography by Micheal Adeyeye



I was wearing: 
Jumper: H&M (Similar)  / Skirt: H&M (Similar) / Gilet: VINTAGE (Similar) / Shoes: PRIMARK (Similar)Watch: GUESS (Similar)





Thank you for reading

Edwige xox  

















Monday, 17 November 2014

The Bomber Jacket



Hello there! today's post consists of autumn/winter's biggest trend "The Bomber Jacket" it was seen all over the runway, many Blogger's and celebrities have been sporting the trend so I had to spin my own twist on it.  The bomber Jacket was the eighties staple, and now it comes in various coloures, textures and shapes. I love that it can be dressed up or down in a feminine or masculine manner. 
Many brands have been experimenting with different fabrics including lace, sheer, cotton, silks and jersey. So if your on the search for the perfect 'Bomber Jacket' then find carefully which material and shape best suits you.

The army appropriate shade bomber jacket is the main focus point here as its the statement piece. I find that Bomber jackets generally add a androgyny touch so I added a black top and skirt to lent the look a feminine touch. I opted for black knee length boots for that edgy look, and to finish off the outfit I added these really cool sunglasses I bought during the summer.  I really wanted this outfit to be a different interpretation of the Bomber Jacket trend and I hope I have succeeded (fingers crossed) lol do let me know your thoughts guys :) 

Photography by Michael Adeyeye

SHOP THE LOOK

Bomber Jacket:

Top:

Skirt: 


Sunglasses: 


I was wearing: 
Jacket: PRIMARK / Top: Zara / Skirt: ASOS / Boot: JUSTFAB.CO.UK / Watch: GUESS  / Sunglasses:  PRIMARK 


Friday, 7 November 2014

Black & Nude


Hello my lovelies! I hope you are well and ready for the weekend. Before I introduce my new post  I would like to take this opportunity to apologies for the inconsistency on my blog as of lately. I know some of you emailed and sent me messages via Instagram regarding this issue. I've been transitioning From my old job, and now I have a new job and the hours are crazy. However, I can officially say I'm back!

okay now that's out of the way lets get into! lol I had so much fun shooting this post last week, we had an Indian Summer so the  weather was too beautiful and I couldn't resit not to shoot. I wanted a really playful outfit nothing too serious, something that can be worn on a night out, date or dinner. I really like this combination, it's sexy but not showing too much skin, I know it's getting cold now so you can add a long coat on top to keep warm if you want to.

I hope you enjoy :)


                         
 
                         
                         
Photography by Micheal Adeyeye 


Jumper: RIVER ISLAND/ Skirt: H&M / Shoes: ZARA/ Watch; GUESS: Clutch: PRIMARK 


Thank you for reading,

Edwige xox 











Monday, 3 November 2014

Parisian Chic



My guide for Parisain Chic featuring neutral colours with a touch of black for simplicity and elegance.



Parisian Chic


Proenza Schouler pink shirt
$965 - harveynichols.com



Parisian black legging
$37 - newlook.com



Chanel handbag
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Burberry watch
bloomingdales.com