Normally I would be concentrating on keeping the skin hydrated to the max and prepping it for the cold. With the summer-ish weather we are still dealing with in Los Angeles, all I am thinking is either beach products or products that smell like the beach.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are for Beach Walk, Tuesdays and Thursdays are for Bal D’Afrique (Sundays are scentless).
I had never used a primer before and it is not something I apply on a day to day basis, but definitely worth the 2 seconds it takes to rub my face with on melting days. As recommended by this beauty expert.
Beautifully matte on its own, but – as the name already fully gives away – to mix with all other lip products sitting in ones beauty bag.
One of my most recent beauty additions and one of the best subtle illuminators in town!
Even for winter sun (often very bright!) I like to take good care of my skin and use an everyday sun screen base. After sun helps calming things down and keeping things perfectly hydrated.
Volume is something that is quite hard to be found when it comes to my roots, so I am kind of always on the look out for a new boosting product.
Ahhh, the Arts District! A new neighborhood, a new (sub) chapter of my adventures here in Los Angeles. As much as I liked Culver City – I liked it a LOT – I thought it would be fun to spend some time in one of my already favorite areas in this city as well. Just so that I will be able to say ‘I love LA’ without it being based on one district.
On the outfit, I wore this simple – some call it grandma, my boyfriend almost thought I was planning on selling bibles door by door (I just like it) – ensemble to move all our stuff from Culver City to our new temporary place and walk a few blocks to grab an Organic Green Tea Boba (my new favorite, is that bad? I heard the literal translation for ‘Boba’ in Chinese is breasts, hmmm…) at Urth Caffe.
This skirt might not be something that had my name written all over it when I found it, but it has really been my go-to wardrobe staple on days that I just don’t feel like wearing the same old jeans-t-shirt-jacket combination.
Also, I have been having the urge to actually use the buttons on my blazers lately and it might have something to do with that limited amount of clothes I was talking about earlier. Might be fun to actually do a post about what exact items made it to the 23kg suitcase, as one of you mastermind readers suggested. Yes or no?
Hello November! Whilst some of you are bundling up for fall and maybe even preparing for winter, excuse me for still enjoying summery temperatures in Los Angeles. After spending a couple of weeks discovering Culver City, we will be moving to my very favorite part of this city – Downtown! – on November 12th. Really, the only disadvantage of that place is being further away from the beach.
(You see, the only ‘clothing piece’ I have bought so far is a wetsuit. Lesley is trying to teach me how to surf and even though the waves and the power of water scare the sh*t out of me, I have been doing quite good.)
Right before moving I will go on a flash trip to Paris – 2x 12 hours in a plane, approximately 32 hours in Paris – to see what the whimsical windows of Printemps will be like this Christmas.
Anyway, before we start talking Christmas, let’s talk November first. This month is all about MAC Lustre Drops (which really is all you need), round sunglasses, finding real coffee, Downtown lofts, Nicole coming over ánd a new editorial that I am working on as we speak.
I knew that when Siddhartha introduced me to Beach Walk by Margiela and it being her favorite scent, it was inevitable that sooner or later I would have to get it too. It smells like it promises summer to never end, ever.
It happens very rarely that an eau de toilette literally gives me butterflies in my stomach (is this normal, or if it is just me being a bit of a weirdo?), but this one totally does. I mean it is summer in a bottle, could it get any better?
Ok, it is clear that I absolutely love this scent, possibly even just fell in love with it. If you haven’t smelled it yet and you are still looking for a summer bottle, definitely try this. Or not, because if you do we are all going to smell the same, haha! (But seriously do try it (don’t buy it).)
What have you been/are you wearing this summer? And what scent makes your tummy tingle?
PS: That apothecary-type bottle is so good, I would almost use it as home decoration.
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