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22 August 2017

Live Parisian with Darphin

Parisian skincare and beauty products have always shun bright in my eyes. From perfumes, to fantastic foundations and ultimate facial moisturisers. So I was utterly excited when I was asked to review Darphin's skincare range. The range I was sent includes an Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood which is a cleansing balm that helps remove impurities and makeup from the skin when applied to the face and mixed with a little water. The balm feels very luxurious and I use it every other day to remove my makeup as it also works as a facial.

The key benefits are:

  • Entraps impurities with balm texture 
  • Cleanses skin and removes makeup 
  • Purifies skin thanks to the benefits of sage essential oil 
  • Nourishes skin 
The Hydraskin Intensive Moisturising Serum is also a lovely product, it is light and refreshing upon application and works well underneath your facial moisturiser. 

The key benefits are: 
  • Immediately hydrates skin 
  • Infuses the cells with water 
  • Relieves skin from feeling tight

One of my favourite products is the Revitalising Oil For Face, Body & Hair. I use this primarily on my hair after drying it as it leaves it so soft and impeccably shiny. It's one of the best oils I have ever used in my hair. Perfect for both blondes and brunettes.

The key benefits are:
  • Reveals in one step a nourished, revitalised glowing skin  
  • Restores the body to sublime smoothness 
  • Helps strengthen hair to reduce breakage

I absolutely love the Hydraskin Light Gel Cream, I've used it only at nighttime so far and it leaves my skin feeling very hydrated and beautifully fresh when I wake up. Along with the Revitalising Oil For Face, Body & Hair, this is one of my favourite products.

The key benefits are:
  • Helps maintain hydration day after day 
  • More luminous complexion glowing with health 
Chamomile Aromatic Care smells incredible, this is a luxurious oil which I use when I want to feel pampered. It helps calm my skin and reduces redness.

The key benefits are:
  • Calms, soothes and visibly relieves redness; 
  • Helps diminish the appearance of irritations and blotchiness 

I'm starting off the week with Darphin 🌿 and you can too! Use code "liveparisian" to get 15% off any purchase on their website! 

This look was created using products gifted as part of the Preen.Me VIP programme together with Darphin.

8 August 2017

Prada Marfa Bedroom

Prada Marfa wall art looks glamorous, stylish and on trend in most rooms. I especially like this take on it, featured on a bedroom wall above the bed. It compliments the colour scheme of the room and of the accessories. The sheets are from beach house, the round pillow case is from Designby and the gorgeous basket is from Åhlens.

{Images via: damernasvarld}

7 August 2017

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3 July 2017

How to Style this year´s Swimwear

Swimwear is a summer staple, especially if you are planning on getting away for a week and taking a break in the sun. Everyone wants to look their best in their holiday photos. Therefore, you need to put together a stylish beach or poolside outfit. To help you to find the perfect swimwear for your summer holidays, I have put together a few styling tips which are easy to implement.

2017 swimwear styles
Let’s start with the swimwear itself then move onto the accessories. It is always worth checking out the latest styles. If something catches your eye, and it fits you well when you try it on, go for it. Being able to rock the latest look always feels good.
However, if on the other hand, you try them on and do not feel 100% comfortable, it is better to buy something else. It is important that you feel confident when you are on the beach.
Fortunately, this year there is a lot of choice, so it is not hard to stay on trend. The majority of swimwear designers have opted to take their inspiration from the 80s. That means string bikinis and high-leg one pieces.

A stylish hat
Large floppy hats are a great way to make a statement, as well as protect yourself from the sun. They look great with most styles of swimwear, especially when you pair them with the right sunglasses. This year’s aviator style glasses look especially good when worn with a big floppy style hat.

Beach and poolside jewellery 
If you want an even more glamorous look, wearing a statement necklace and some nice bracelets will do the trick. This year there is plenty of choice, so it is not hard to find something that blends in nicely. A good approach is to opt for something that is similar in colour to your one-piece or bikini.

Swimwear cover ups
It is always nice to be able to slip something on over your swimming costume when you go for lunch, or fancy taking a break from the pool to spend an hour shopping. There are still plenty of sarongs in the shops, but this year it is cover up dresses that are proving to be the most popular. Crochet style cover ups are especially feminine and glamorous.
These lightweight dresses are loosely cut, so they are extremely comfortable to wear. Because the majority of them are mid thigh length they are perfect for wearing with jeans, or a skirt, in the evening. You will also get a lot of use out of them when you get home, so it is worth spending a little extra and buying one made from a luxury fabric, like lace.

The right footwear 
Last, but by no means least, is the right footwear. Flip flops are convenient and affordable, but sandals can look even better. They are a great way to finish off your beach look. When it comes to footwear, satin is the big trend for 2017.
Unfortunately, that does not really work for the beach! Although, you could get away with wearing a pair if you are planning to stay poolside and were very careful to keep them dry. For the beach, a pair of nice strappy leather sandals is a good option. Provided you choose wisely, you will be able to wear them in the evenings as well, with a nice dress.


27 June 2017

Get the perfect wash with AEG

During Grand Designs Live I was introduced to AEG's new laundry range. Being a fashion blogger and a mum I know how important and time consuming it is getting the clothes washed, ironed and looking great. The new laundry collection features the 6000, 7000, 8000 and 9000 Series washing machines and tumble dryers, which has been specifically created to act as a protector of fabrics, defender of colours and guardian of fibres. Upon seeing the collection at Grand Designs Live, I was immediately taken in by how exceptional the design was. Each model within the range offers an impressive list of features and sustainable solutions such as the 9000 Series featuring SoftWater Technology that purifies and softens water before it enters the drum. Not only does this leave your clothes super soft and reduces fabric abrasion but it also keeps your machine in a healthy condition. The best thing about these machines is the fact that you can get 60°c cleaning performance at only 30°c. The 9000 and 8000 series also featureÖKOMix technology, which mixes the detergent and fabric softener with water before it's released into the drum. This ensures complete coverage over each item of clothing and top conditioning. 

How to know which Dry Clean Only clothes you can wash at home and more tips.

Not only is the design exceptional and really glamourous, but AEG aims to extend the life of clothing and the ability to be able to wash and preserve even the most delicate fabrics such as cashmere wool and silk fabrics during the washing and drying process.

Chris George, Head of UK and Ireland Marketing at Electrolux, comments

“Trust is a major issue when it comes to fabric care. In fact, most people rarely use more than three programmes and 40% still hand wash their clothes in fear their appliances will fade, shrink or ruin their favourite clothes. AEG has simplified the laundry process with easy to use functions designed to help people feel confident, even when washing their most precious outfits, and this is something we’re really proud of.”

AEG’s new Laundry Series promises innovative, contemporary and stylish design, technical advancement and superior quality at every level. Also, each machine is Woolmark accredited for extra reassurance you can wash and dry your wool garments safely.

I'm so excited by AEG's new laundry range as it's every fashionista and mums dream. Exceptional cleaning, carer of fabrics wish a gorgeous design! Whichever washing machine you choose, you can be sure that your clothes will be cared for better with the new Laundry Series from AEG.


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