Five good things

31 August 2016

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Hey lovebirds! It's the end of the month. It's that time of the month. The time to reflect on life and to be grateful for everything.
So here's what's new with me :

1. I spent a lot of time with my family. I got the chance to see an old friend as well. On overall, it has been an amazing summer. In june, I went to London with one of my best pals. On July, I got the chance to see a lot of friends and do a lot of exciting things. August has been more focus on family and work but it was good nonetheless.

2. I finally managed to go to my hairdresser. After an awful hair incident - back in January -, I'm starting to feel like myself again. It's silly I know... But your hair is a part of you. After all, they're literally attached to your body. It's still a little too short for my taste but it'll grow back. We even decided to go a little lighter than usual. I'm so happy with my hair right now! He definitely brought back - aka saved - my hair. I swear he is a magiciant!

3. I met the most unusual and unique people this month! It has been such a delight. I love meeting people and getting the chance to know their stories. It opens up new perspectives on life.

4. I definitely feel like I've changed. I can't really explain it but I've grown a lot this year. I've changed focus and grown out of some things. I've shifted. I don't see a reason to keep doing or talking to people who bring me down. Life is simply too short.

5. I've changed a few things in my bedroom. I have a new floor and a new closet. It might not be much but it does change everything. I'm absolutely in love with how my bedroom looks.

What's new with you? What are you grateful for this month? I can't wait to hear what you have to say :) Thank you for reading and I'll see you on Friday! ♥

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[ how to ] dark circles

29 August 2016

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Heeeey my lovebirds! How are you feeling today? I decided to talk about skincare. I've had dark circles for years now. My dark circles appeared about 4 years ago. They were pretty bad back then. Think, dark purple - almost blackish - under eye circles. It was a real struggle. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with sleep and more to do with genetics.

As always, bare in mind, that is little guide, isn't made by a professional. Those facts are only the results of countless hours of research and drawn out of my personnal experiences. In other words, no skincare expert here but it doesn't make it less true. It's simply my point of view and a list of things who worked in my particular case. I'm sharing it with you, in the hope that it will help someone, who like me, is struggling with dark circles.

WHAT ARE DARK CIRCLES ?
Dark circles are those dark shadows that appears under your eyes. It can be caused by lack of sleep, genetics or even aging. Unfortunately, to this day, no magic formula has been invented to erase dark circles on the long-term. However, you can reduce those threatening shadows.

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HOW TO CARE FOR DARK CIRCLES ?
One very important step is moisturize. Keep your under eye area hydrated by gently patting an eye cream under yours eyes. My favourite under eyes creams are : Shiseido INTENSIVE Anti Dark Circles Eye Cream and Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream. You can also cool down your eyes with a cold washcloth or cucumber slices. I've also heard of hydrating eye patch. I don't know what it's worth... I've yet to try those methods.

HOW TO HIDE THEM ?
I think it was last year that I explained - in details - how to properly hide your dark circles. I was at the beginning of my beauty journey. I feel like I've learn a lot more since then. It doesn't matter if you like to use your fingers, a beauty blender or a brush. I think it's important to pick the right shade of concealer. It shouldn't be too cakey, too dark or too light. It should be able to reduce the purpleish/brownish colour of your dark circles. And yet, still not look cakey. It's not an easy task. Like people, concealers are not perfect but here are a few of my favourite concealers : Nars radiant creamy concealer and Collection lasting perfection concealer. By the way, a few month ago, I did a review of that collection concealer.

Do you have any skincare issue? Do you have dark circles? What are your tips on how to care for dark circles? What your favourite concealers? Don't hesitate to share it with us! I'm sure it can be helpful to someone out there :) Thanks for reading and I will see you on wednesday! ♥

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Heeey my lovebirds ! Comment allez-vous aujourd’hui ? Je reviens avec un article beauté plus centré sur les soins de la peau. Cela fait quelques années maintenant que j’ai des cernes. Ces dernières ont apparu il y a à peu près 4 ans. Elles étaient plutôt terribles à cet époque là. Imaginez des cernes violettes presque noires sous mes yeux. C’était une vrai galère. Malheureusement, cela n’avait aucun rapport avec un manque de sommeil mais plutôt avec la génétique.

Comme toujours, gardez à l’esprit que ce petit guide n’a pas été fait par un professionnel. Ces faits sont seulement le résultat de plusieurs heures de recherche mais également des conclusions tirées d’après mon expérience personnelle. En d’autres termes, je ne suis pas un dermatologue ou même un expert de la beauté. Pourtant, les faits n’en sont pas moins vrais. Je vais donc simplement tâcher de vous suggérer ce qui a marché pour moi et ce que j’ai pu apprendre.

Je partage mon expérience afin de pouvoir aider ceux/celles qui vivent la même chose. Cela pourrait très bien être utile à quelqu’un – d’une façon ou d’une autre.

Les cernes sont ces ombres qui se dessinent sous vos yeux. Celles-ci peuvent être causées par plusieurs facteurs : le manque de sommeil, la génétique ou encore la viellesse. Malheureusement, à ce jour, malgré ce qu’on s’obstine à nous vendre, aucune solution n’a été trouvé pour les faire disparaître sur le long terme. Cependant, il est possible de les atténuer.

Une étape très importante est l’hydratation. Garder vos yeux (propres) hydratés en tapotant doucement avec votre index pour faire pénétrer votre crème pour les yeux. Mes crèmes pour les yeux préférées sont Shiseido INTENSIVE Anti Dark Circles Eye Cream et Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream. Il est également bien souvent conseillé de refroidir vos yeux avec un gant de toilette froid ou encore des tranches de concombres. J’ai aussi entendu parlé des patchs hydratants pour les yeux. Je ne sais pas ce que ça peut donner. Je dois avouer que je n’ai pas encore essayé ces trois méthodes.

Il me semble que c’était dans le courant de l’année dernière que j’expliquais (en détails) comment je procédais pour masquer mes cernes. J’étais alors au tout début de mon voyage cosmétologique. J’ai très certainement appris bien plus depuis. Les conlusions que j’ai pu en tirer sont que la façon dont vous appliquer votre anticerne ne compte pas. Que ce soit avec vos doigts, une éponge beauté blender ou encore un pinceau, l’essentiel est de ne pas avoir la main trop leste. Votre anticerne doit avoir la teinte parfaite. Il ne doit pas être trop pâteux ou encore trop foncé ou trop clair. Il doit être capable de masquer la couleur de vos cernes tout restant ‘naturel’. Ce n’est donc pas une tâche facile. Tout comme les humains, les anticernes ne sont pas parfaits mais voici quelques concealers que j’adore : Nars radiant creamy concealer et Collection lasting perfection concealer. (vous pouvez lire ma revue de cet anticerne par ici.)

Merci pour votre lecture et on se retrouve mercredi ♥

that little pink thing { review }

28 August 2016

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Hey lovebirds! You have probably heard all about this LUNA PLAY but I definitely wanted to do my own review. This pink baby costs around 35 €. It's a lot cheaper than the rest of its sisters : the Luna Mini, Luna Go or Luna 2. I purchased mine on Feelunique but you can also buy it on their website.

My opinion :
This baby pink Foreo has T-Sonic™ pulsation technology. However, it didn't harm my sensitive skin. It is easy to operate and to carry around. It's so tiny and soft. Unfortunately, it only lasts for about a hundred times. It cannot be recharged unlike the other Luna. You have to be careful to only use it for a minute or else you can kiss goodbye to your 100 chances!
I've been using my Luna Play for about two months. My skin really does feel smoother. I didn't notice anything else.

Do I recommend this product?
I'm considering updating to Luna 2 or Luna Go. I'm not sure yet. Time will tell. I don't necessary recommend this product but I don't regret buying it either. I don't think of Luna Play as something I NEED in my skincare essentials. Nonethless, I love using my Luna!

Have you tried one of the Foreo ? How do you get along with it? Please, let me know in the comments below! I can't wait to read what you think :) Thanks for reading and I'll see you on Monday ♥

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Coucou mes lovelies ! Vous connaissez peut-être la LUNA PLAY mais je tenais à faire ma propre revue de ce célèbre produit. Cette beauté rose coûte à peu près 35 euros. C’est la moins chère de la famille Luna avec ses sœurs : Luna Mini, Luna Go et Luna 2. J’ai acheté la mienne chez Feelunique mais vous pouvez les trouver chez Sephora et Foreo.com

mon avis sur le produit :
Cette Foreo rose clair est equipée d’une technologie à pulsations T-Sonic. En d’autres termes, elle vibre doucement. Malgré cela, ma peau sensible n’a pas été attaquée. Cette brosse est très facile à utiliser et pratique pour emporter avec vous. Contrairement à ses grandes sœurs, ce modèle n’est pas rechargeable. Il durera à peu près 100 utilisations d’une minute. Il vous faudra donc faire attention à ne pas dépasser les 1 minutes sinon vous vous retrouverez vite avec moins de 100 utilisations à votre compteur !
J’utilise ma Luna depuis environ deux mois. J’ai pu constaté que ma peau semblait plus douce. Je n’ai rien constaté d’autre. Qui sait peut-être que je ne me rend pas compte des autres effets…

est-ce que je le recommande?
Je songe à passer à la Luna 2 ou la Luna Go. Je ne suis pas encore certaine ou convaincue. Nous verrons bien… Je ne vous conseille donc pas forcément cette brosse mais je ne la regrette pas pour autant. J’adore l’utiliser mais à mes yeux ce n’est pas MON ESSENTIEL beauté.

Avez-vous déjà essayé cette brosse ou l’une des Luna ? Qu’en pensez-vous ? J’ai hâte de lire vos avis dans les commentaires ci-dessous. Merci pour votre lecture et on se retrouve lundi ♥


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my favourite place to shop for jewellery ♥

26 August 2016

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Hello lovelies! You probably remember that I love Etsy. It's one of my favourite place to shop for Iphones cases and jewellery. They have so many unique and cute pieces. The last shop I've discovered is Lalaboho. I love absolutely everything on their shop. By the way, this post is NOT SPONSORED. I paid for everything. I simply love their shop and thought you'd love it as well.

My order came pretty quickly. Everything was as expected. I received some very cute and lovely earrings. I've been wearing them every single day. I've even been gifted a lovely twig ring. It came with my order. Such a lovely surprise! Everything was perfect.
You can see what I picked up on the photographs attached to this blogpost. If you're on the market for some boho jewellery, Lala boho is definitely the place to go! You can find out more about this shop here :

Lala boho - for the Gypsy heart and bohemian soul ≈
Our collection is inspired by both our passion for crystals and our travels in Asia. Fusing eastern aesthetic with western influences to create an affordable collection of fine jewellery and accessories. We have a carefully curated collection of handmade, assembled and vintage accessories for the bohemian heart and the gypsy soul. Fueled by a obsession with natural minerals and crystals, many moons ago we humbly started our business sourcing gemstone beads and charms to assemble and create bohemian style necklaces. Over the years we have grown as a collective, expanding our skill set from assembling to encompass lost wax casting, silversmithing and more recently we are excited to explore and share the art of electroforming. Team Lala is a busy hive of creative activity - we love what we do, and hope that you in turn will love what you order :)
They have a lot of boho jewelleries. You can find their shop here.

Coucou mes lovelies! J'ai découvert une boutique sur Etsy qui est tellement sympa que j'ai décidé de la partager avec vous. Cependant, sachez que cet article n'est pas sponsorisé. J'ai payé chacun des articles mentionnés. J'ai simplement aimé leur boutique et choisi de partager ma découverte avec vous.
J'ai reçu ma commande très rapidement. Cela a pris une semaine. J'ai reçu des boucles d'oreilles terriblement adorables. Ils ont même eut la gentillesse de m'offrir une bague en forme de branche. Vous pouvez découvrir mes achats dans les photos ci-dessous. Lala Boho est définitivement une boutique etsy qui vaut le détour!
Avez-vous déjà acheté sur Etsy? Quels sont vos articles et boutiques préférés? Plein de bisous et on se retrouve dimanche, mes amours! ♥


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Alhambra Silver Earring

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Silver tone boho earrings
Which earrings do you prefer? Have you ever ordered on Etsy? What are your favourite shops?
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4 things I don't understand

24 August 2016

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Hey my lovebirds! I sat at my desk for a while, searching and thinking about what I should write. I always have a lot to say but lately I've been struggling. I have so much on my mind. I've felt so alone. I've been scrutinising my surroundings. As always I'm equally amazed and annoyed. I'm constantly fighting the urge to understand the world. I'm constantly questioning and testing the waters. Things always seem to evolve.
I'm in my 20s and there are a lot of things I don't understand. I CLEARLY don't have life figured out. It's so messy and complicated. The following blog is meant to be light-hearted and - kinda - funny. Don't take it - too - personally! It's only my stream of consciousness.


Sales Assistants who are rude.
This is certainly the most common things I've faced. If you've ever been to one of the MAC stores, you know exactly what I mean... In fact, I need to know... Is it a requirement ? Do you have to be a prick to work for MAC cosmetics ? They are a lot of other places like that. For instance, Sephora is one of them as well. It happens to the best of us. Don't get me wrong, not all sales assistants are obnoxious. I've also met some of the sweetest sales assistants. I guess there are simply too many a*holes in this world. BE NICE!

people who believe they're better than everybody else.
Speaking of them, let's talk about those vile individuals. Those who think they are THE SHIT. That is to say better than the rest of us. Dear obnoxious people, what made you this way ? I don't understand you at all. Simply because you're awesome doesn't mean you have to shout it. STAY HUMBLE! I don't get it. It spoils everything. Be yourself and don't throw up on someone else's parade. Love yourself and tolerate others. Is it too much to ask?

People who thinks they know you.
That's so ridiculous. Can you really know someone ? I don't think so. It takes time to really get to know someone. People are constantly changing. They evolve. Sometimes you can't even recognize them. Nothing is ever what it seems. DON'T JUDGE WITHOUT KNOWING.

Online shops that messes up your order.
It happens sometimes. Error is human. It's okay to fail sometimes. It's okay to make a mistake BUT when it happens every damn time. It's simply my q. Don't they check orders before sending them away? I guess, you have to BE CAREFUL of WHO YOU TRUST.

What are some things that you don't understand? I would love to know what's going in that beautiful mind of yours! Share it with me, in the comments down below or over on my twitter (@serenbird) :) Thanks for reading and I'll see you on friday! ♥

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my new sunglasses { review }

22 August 2016

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Heeeeey babes! How are you doing? I've fallen head over heels. As you might remember, I have collaborated with Née Jolie. I recently placed a new order on their website. I picked those beautiful shades. They are pretty amazing! In fact, they are mirrored lenses sunglasses. Let's face it, they are everywhere this summer. It's no surprise I went for it as well. They are quite solid and cheap. Very good quality for the money! I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend those sunglasses!

What are you favourite sunglasses ? How was your summer going? Did you make any good memories?
Thanks for reading and I will see you on Wednesday! ♥

Heeey babes! Comment allez-vous? Je suis tombée sous le charme de ces lunettes Née jolie. Dans le cadre de mon partenariat avec la marque, j'ai déjà réalisé des revues. Ces lunettes sont très solides. Elles sont vraiment trop mignonnes. Je dois avouer que je suis fan des lunettes à miroir. Cet été, avouons le, elles sont partout. Une fois de plus, un très bon rapport qualité prix pour ce produit! Une fois de plus, je vous recommande ces lunettes de soleil :)

Merci pour votre lecture et on se retrouve mercredi ♥


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5 faves lipsticks

21 August 2016

serenbird - beauty blog *lipsticks*
Heeey my lovebugs! I thought I would talk about one of my favourite subjects : lipsticks. I don't know if you've noticed but I'm addicted to lipsticks. There isn't a day that goes by when I don't wear lipsticks. I love lipsticks. It brightens any face. It does make a difference.
“Lipstick was an easy answer to boredom. It was the most exciting thing you could do in the shortest amount of time because for a second, you got to convince yourself that you were the kind of gal who wears lipstick every day. You got to pout to yourself, and trick yourself that you were glamorous. Then in a second it was over, time to wipe it off and start again.”

Stila, Stay all day - Bacca.

Ciaté London x Olivia Palermo Satin Kiss Lipstick - Velveteen

MAC - Cosmo.

Revlon, Super Lustruous - 415 Pink in the Afternoon

Rimmel, Moisture renew - 705 let's get naked!


Coucou mes amours! Je me suis dit qu'il était plus que temps de parler d'une de mes addictions : LES ROUGES À LÈVRES. Je ne sais pas si vous l'avez déjà remarqué mais j'adore les rouges à lèvres. J'en porte tous les jours. J'AIME TERRIBLEMENT LES ROUGES À LÈVRES. C'est l'amour fou depuis des années. Cela fait une différence conséquence. Mes préférés du moments sont les suivants:

Stila, Stay all day - Bacca.

Ciaté London x Olivia Palermo Satin Kiss Lipstick - Velveteen

MAC - Cosmo.

Revlon, Super Lustruous - 415 Pink in the Afternoon

Rimmel, Moisture renew - 705 let's get naked!


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spend the day with me #5

19 August 2016 Aix-en-Provence, France

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Hello lovebirds! Last weekend, I spent a few hours near Aix-en-Provence, in the south of France. I went to a lake called Lac Birmont. It's such a beautiful lake. Unfortunately, you can't actually swim into the lake. It doesn't make it less fun. It's such a nice place to hike around. The landscape is amazing. We ate near the water. It was sooo lovely! I decided to share my snaps with you.
As always, it's a pleasure to take you with me on a photo journey! Take care, lovebirds. Thanks for reading and I will see you on sunday! ♥


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Love & other drugs

17 August 2016

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Why are you still single? Is something wrong with you ? Do you chase them away? Those are the kind of questions you're getting used to if you're single like me. Until they eventually stop and become used to the fact that you're still single. Then it becomes something like : you're going to stay single forever. you clearly are never getting married. For the record, I'm only 22 years-old. I clearly didn't realize that my clock was already ticking... Sorry about that, folks!

I recently saw the movie : how to be single. If you have not seen it yet, you definitely should! It's very funny but not that realistical about my single life. I might be doing it all wrong... Who knows... I lost my leaflet on life years ago...

I know, a lot of bloggers are actually not single. We've all seen their handsome boyfriends. Well, I'm not one of them. My last romantical relationship was in high school. It ended about a year after I graduated high school. Since then, I've been single. Unfortunately - or not - my life is nothing like in the movie how to be single.

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I'm not the kind of girls who gets noticed by guys. I don't get picked or even chased after. Guys don't flirt with me. I'm your average petite brunette with a big personality. I'm blunt, friendly and clumsy. I get bored too easily. People both annoy me and amaze me. I hate judgmental pricks and injustice. I'm probably boring as well. I like being on my own. I love my freedom.

To be honest, I've only been in love once. I'm not even sure he felt the same way. I will give you more details...
Once upon a time, I fell in love with a guy that lived in a far away land and then it was over before it even began because life isn't a love story. It's simply life and people are deceitful.

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And after that, there is simply nothing. I haven't had time. I've been focused on other things. I've been working and studying. I've been trying to built a life for myself. I've been trying to have a future. Maybe, they are right and maybe it's too late now.
After all, having a boyfriend by my side might not be something written in my stars. Well, perhaps, someday if I'm lucky enough. I guess, if you're an handsome and nice guy who likes me, here is your chance. If you don't hurry, dear future boyfriend, you might miss out on your decade of missed opportunities... I guess I should add that I'm single and ready to mingle... - or not. If you're single like me, I understand. I get how annoying those questions are. Let's all agree and vote for their extinction. Give us a break. Having - or not having - a special someone in my life doesn't define me. We are our own person. I wish you all to find whatever / or whoever / you're looking for...

However, if you're in a couple, stop talking about your special someone and try to remember that other people still matter when you're not single. We get it, okay? Message received. You're not single like us. Get over yourself! It doesn't make you any better than us, the single folks! Anyway, I hope you're all having a good week even if you're not single.

What about you, what are you thoughts on love and relationships? Do you have a special someone in your life?
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Stila, all day liquid lipsticks { review + swatches }

15 August 2016

serenbird - stila *all day liquid lipsticks*

Hi lovebirds! Today, I'll tell you all about my new lipsticks. My very first, liquid lipsticks - how exciting! Well to be fair, I own a liquid lipstick by bourjois but it'sn't that great. I had never tried anything from Stila. Now, I definitely want to try Stila's products. Actually, at first, I only bought one liquid lipstick (Bacca) and then I went back and bought another one (Fiery).

I'll share my review of both liquid lipsticks at the same time. It seems easier that way. Then, I can do a little comparison.

serenbird - stila *all day liquid lipsticks*
I've been rocking those bold red lips all month. I know dark red lips are supposed to be Autumn/Winter shades but well, rules are meant to be broken.

Stila - Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick , Bacca. (€18.50)
My opinion :
I find this liquid lipstick very watery and hard to apply. It dries up very -very- quickly so you have to get it right the first time. Or else, you will be left with the Joker's smile. Anyway, I'm sure if anyone can rock that look it's you. You can't mess up and fix it later. It'll be too late. The formula isn't drying at all. It doesn't transfer at all. Bare in mind, this is a dark red so it could have looked like trash if it wasn't so opaque. It lasts - on my lips - for a good 7 to 8 hours without looking weird - or creasing. I even wore it on one of my hikes with a good 36 degrees to test it for you.

Stila - Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick , Fiery. (€18.50)
My opinion :
Fiery's formula is quite different from Bacca's formula. It doesn't dry too quickly. It's less watery and easier to apply. Once it's all dried up it doesn't transfer. It's the perfect red, my perfect red. Not too bright, not too red. I love it to bits. It's perfect for summertime. I find that paired with minimalist makeup red lips are just the absolute best. However, I'm not certain it stays on perfectly for as long as Bacca. When you eat greasy food and dring a lot, it tends to vanish. Nonetheless, the creasing isn't that bad when I use a lip liner underneath.

For disclosure, I always use lipliners when using a liquid lipstick cause I'm sh** about putting on liquid lipstick. I desperately wanted to do some swatches for you. I'm sorry if they don't look that great. I wanted my swatches to be as real as possible. I hope you'll enjoy this review regardless!

Have you tried any Stila products ? Which ones are your favourites ? Do you like liquid lipsticks? Thank you for reading and I'll see you on Wednesday ♥

serenbird - stila *all day liquid lipsticks*
liquid lipsticks + lip liners (from left to right): black tulip - bacca - fiery - indian pink.

serenbird - stila *all day liquid lipsticks* *swatches*
swatch (on my lips):
Stila, Stay all day : bacca
+ Rimmel, 063 BLACK TULIP
serenbird - stila *all day liquid lipsticks* *swatches*
swatch (on my lips):
Stila, Stay all day : fiery
+ Rimmel, 004 INDIAN PINK lip liner

Coucou mes lovebirds ! Je profite de cet article pour vous parler de mes nouveaux rouges à lèvres. Pour tout vous dire, c’est la première fois que j’essaie les rouges à lèvres liquides. En dehors de mon rouge à lèvres Bourjois dont je ne suis pas fan de la formulation, je n’en avais jamais essayé d’autre. Je suis tombée sous le charme de la marque Stila grâce à ces rouges à lèvres. Tout d’abord, j’ai acheté seulement un rouge à lèvres puis après l’avoir testé, je me suis empressée d’en acheter un second. J’ai choisi de partager ma revue des deux rouges à lèvres liquides en un seul article. C’est beaucoup plus simple ainsi.
J’ai utilisé ces deux rouges tout le temps ce mois-ci. Je sais que les lèvres rouges foncées sont souvent réservées au mois d’hiver et d’automne… Les règles sont faites pour être contournées. Surtout dans le maquillage, aucune règle ne devrait être appliquée. Faisons ce qu’il nous plait ahaha

Stila - Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick , Bacca. (€18.50)
J’ai acheté le mien sur le site de beauty bay. Je trouve que ce rouge à lèvres est très très liquide et sèche très très vite. De ce fait, il n’est pas très facile à appliquer. Il vous faudra faire preuve d’adresse et de rapidité. Sinon, vous allez rapidement vous retrouver avec un sourire de JOKER. Je reste certaine qu’un look de joker vous irait sûrement très bien ahaha Il est donc difficile de corriger les erreurs de tracés. Il sèche vite et ne transfère pas du tout. Il ne laisse donc aucune trace et n’assèche pas les lèvres. La couleur est un rouge bordeaux. Il tient pendant à peu près sept à huit heures. Et pourtant, il a été testé dans des conditions « extrêmes » ahahaha pendant une petite randonnée avec 36 degrés. Lorsqu’il commence à s’effacer, il n’est pas si horrible que ça malgré sa teinte foncée.

Stila - Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick , Fiery. (€18.50)
La formulation de Fiery est quelque peu différente de celle de Baccca. Elle est un peu moins liquide et sèche bien moins rapidement. Elle est plus facile à appliquer mais du coup peut se transférer pendant quelques minutes. La couleur est un rouge, un rouge parfait à mes yeux. Un rouge qui n’est pas trop criard mais pas non plus trop foncé. Je trouve qu’accompagné d’un maquillage minimaliste, un rouge à lèvres rouge fait toute la différence. Cependant, je ne suis pas certaine qu’il tienne aussi bien que Bacca. Après avoir mangé et bu, il a tendance à disparaître un petit peu. Néanmoins, si j’utilise un crayon à lèvres, il tient un peu plus longtemps.

Veuillez noter néanmoins que j’utilise toujours un crayon à lèvres en dessous de mes rouges à lèvres liquides pour la simple raison que je suis totalement naze pour les appliquer. Je tenais terriblement à vous montrer le résultat des rouges à lèvres porté. J’adore regarder des swatches de rouge à lèvres avant de me décider à en acheter un et peut-être que vous aussi. J’ai également souhaité garder l’authenticité des couleurs donc je m’excuse si la luminosité n’est pas super excellente dans un des swatches. En tout cas, j’espère que vous apprécierez cette revue.

Avez-vous déjà testé des produits Stila ? Quels sont vos préférés? Aimez-vous les rouges à lèvres liquides ?
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introducing Argan Dew

14 August 2016

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Hello lovebirds! I recently discovered this wonderful brand called Argan Dew. Argan Dew's products are not tested on animals and doesn't contain SLS/SLES or paraban which makes them AMAZIIIING! This brand is quite new but definitely deserves more credits. I hope that this will inspire you and help you discover an amazing hair care range. Besides, I'm absolutely head over heels with their lovely packaging. It's so Instagramable ahahaha

I've tried two samples from Argan Dew : a hair mask and an argan oil. Argan oil is is a key ingredient of their products. I've used both of their products for a couple of weeks now... So here's my review of Argan Dew products.

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Argan Dew Intensive Replenishing Hair Mask, full size 250ml £29.95*

My opinion :
The first thing I noticed was the smell. I love how it smells. I left it on for about 10-15 minutes twice a week. The texture isn't too thick or too greasy. I didn't feel like my hair was greasy afterwards. I always have to wash my hair every other day so it's usually pretty greasy but this product didn't make it worst... On the contrary, my hair feels healthier and smoother. It was shinny and easy to manage.

Do I recommend this product?
Yes definitely, it's a great hair mask. I definitely want to order a full size of this product!

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Argan Dew Miraculous Argan Oil, full size 100ml £24.95*
My opinion :
It's a very light oil yet it's quite moisturizing. I only applied it onto my ends. The Miraculous Hair Oil did help my damaged and dry hair. Everytime I used it my hair was sooo smooth! The smell can come off as quite strong. However, it doesn't linger on your hair for long. It nourrishes your hair without making it greasy. I couldn't be happier!

Do I recommend this product?
Yes, I like this oil as well. It's a fairly good oil.


You can get 20% off your order using this link here and enter at checkout the coupon code: argandew. :)

Have you ever tried any of Argan Dew products? What's your take on Argan oil?
Thanks for reading and I will see you tomorrow! ♥

* This post is not sponsored. The products were sent to me for free. However, it contains my genuine and very own opinion.

Bonjour, les lovelies! J’ai récemment découvert la super marque Argan Dew. Leurs produits ne sont pas testés sur les animaux et ils ne contiennent pas de SLS/SLES et de paraben ce qui les rend terriblement fantastiques. Cette marque est assez récente et pourtant il mérite d’être d’avantage connu. Je partage donc ma découverte dans l’espoir que cela vous permettra de découvrir une nouvelle marque de produits pour les cheveux. En plus, avouons-le leur packaging est carrément trop mignon.

J’ai donc testé deux échantillons de Argan Dew : un masque et une huile pour les cheveux. L’huile d’argan est un ingrédient clé de chacun de leurs produits. J’ai utilisé ces produits pendant deux semaines. Je vous laisse donc sans plus attendre découvrir ma revue de leurs produits !

Argan Dew Intensive Replenishing Hair Mask, full size 250ml £29.95*
La première chose que j’ai remarquée est l’odeur. J’adore l’odeur de ce produit. J’ai laissé posé le masque entre dix et quinze minutes. La texture du masque n’est pas trop épaisse ou trop grasse. Je n’avais pas l’impression que mes cheveux étaient gras par la suite. Et pourtant, je suis bien souvent obligée de me laver les cheveux un jour sur deux. Ce produit n’a pas empiré les choses. Au contraire, mes cheveux me semblent en bonne santé et tout doux. Ils sont brillants et faciles à manier.

est-ce que je le recommande?
Oui, définitivement, je recommande ce produit… Dés que possible, je vais commander le produit en full-size !

Argan Dew Miraculous Argan Oil, full size 100ml £24.95*
L’huile d’argan de Argan Dew est très légère et pourtant nourissante. Je l’applique seulement sur mes pointes. Miraculous Hair Oil a véritablement aidé mes pointes abimées. Après chaque utilisation, mes cheveux étaient tout doux. Néanmoins, l’odeur est assez forte mais heureusement celle-ci ne reste pas dans votre chevelure bien longtemps. En conclusion, ce produit nourrit vos cheveux sans les alourdir. Je suis convaincue !

est-ce que je le recommande?
Oui, clairement, je suis impressionnée par ce produit aussi. C’est une huile vraiment sympa.

Vous pouvez obtenir une réduction de -20% sur votre commande en cliquant sur le lien suivant et en utilisant le code suivant : argandew.

Avez-vous déjà testé un de leurs produits ? Que pensez-vous de l’argan en règle générale ?
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Spend the day with me #4

12 August 2016 Gémenos, France

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Hello my lovebirds! If you've been following me for a while, you probably know by now that in the summer, I love doing photo diaries. I always do a series of photos that I call 'spend the day with me'. Those photographs were taken on a Sunday afternoon out with my besty. We went to a little heaven on earth. A valley with beautiful lights and trees. I definitely fell in love with that place. Can I live there, now? Pretty Please? I had no idea a place like that existed only a few miles away from my parents home. As you can see it's pretty incredible. I swear, it looks even prettier in real life. If you're ever in the South of France, near Gemenos, go chech out the Valley of Saint Pons. I, surely, will be going back there. It's darn magical!

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♡ in a pot with the Bodyshop

10 August 2016

serenbird - the body shop - *body butter*

Hello my lovebirds! I recently shared with you my last discovery :the original coffee scrub. I've actually find something else I've been loving. It's the body shop body butter. It smells amazing! It leaves my skin smooth and seriously less dry. I've been using it for a couple of weeks. I'm addicted to the smell. It's incredible! It does smell like raspberries. I love how easy it's to apply and how good it smells. It melt and hydrates your skin. I much prefer body butter to any classical body cream. It's definitely my favourite body butter!

Have you ever tried any of the body shop body butter? Which one is your favourite?
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Hello my lovebirds! J'ai récemment découvert un gommage pour le corps dont je suis tombée folle amoureuse. Un beurre pour le corps s'est à présent ajouté à ses côtés. Je suis devenue accro à ce beurrre pour le corps à la framboise. Il sent véritablement la framboise. Il est nourrissant. Il pénètre rapidement dans la peau et la laisse douce et lisse. Il sent incroyablement bon. Je suis complétement accro à cette odeur. Il est tellement facile à appliquer. C'est définitivement mon beurre pour le corps préféré!

Avez-vous déjà essayé un des produits de bodyshop? Quel est votre beurre pour le corps préféré?
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Missing Frank ? { review }

8 August 2016


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Hello lovebirds! I discovered something amazing. Something from Frank, it called the original coffee bodyscrub. I wanted to try a new bodyscrub and I decided to go with Frank. You can order it online from his website for €14.95. Even after six months, it's still not empty. I thought you might be interested by this bodyscrub. I don't think I've heard anything about it so I thought I would give it a go.

My opinion :
I've been using this bodyscrub for about six months now. I use it at least once a week and then I apply my favourite cream. This bodyscrub has the consistency of coffee. It leaves my skin soft and supple. You're supposed to use it 3 to 5 times a week and leave it on for a few minutes. My sensitive skin is sooo happy. It also helps when I get a few spots here and there. Afterwards, they are slightly less red. The only downside is how messy it gets haha but if you don't mind the mess, it's the perfect bodyscrub!

Do I recommend this product?
Definitely yes! I'm soooo glad I found this coffee scrub. I'll definitely buy another one as soon as mine is empty! I'm addicted to Frank's bodyscrub!

Have you ever tried any of Frank's products? What's your favourite bodyscrub? Thanks for reading and I will see you on Wednesday! ♥

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Bonjour mes lovebirds! Cela fait maintenant plusieurs mois que j'utilise le gommage de Frank. Je dois avouer que je n'étais pas convaincue en l'essayant mais les résultats sont non négligeables. C'est pourquoi, j'ai choisi de partager avec vous cette jolie découverte :) Le gommage est disponible sur le site de la marque au prix de €14.95 si vous choisissez comme moi la version Original Coffee Scrub. Je dois dire qu'en utilisant une quantité assez importe (une poignée de produit) par semaine, mon sachet n'est toujours pas vide après six mois d'application hebdomadaire.

mon avis sur le produit :
J'utilise ce produit depuis six mois environs. Je fais ce gommage au moins une fois par semaine puis ensuite j'hydrate ma peau avec ma crème préférée. Le gommage en lui-même est granuleux puisqu'il se compose de grains de café moulu. Il ne faut néanmoins pas le boire ou le manger ahahaha. Il est étrangement assez doux. J'ai été très surprise. Ma peau sensible n'a pas été affecté par ce gommage. Au contraire, il laisse ma peau toute douce et lisse sans l'agresser. Il réduit l'apparence des petits boutons rougeâtres occasionnels. Il apaise ma peau compliquée. Le seul incovénient est sûrement le fait qu'il laisse des morceaux partout sur son passage. Ma douche se transforme en véritable champs de bataille.

est-ce que je le recommande?
Oui, je le recommande très fortement même. Dès que mon coffee scrub sera vide, je vais vite en commander un autre! Je suis conquise par cette jolie découverte ♥

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