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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Little Yankee Candle haul

Hello sweet ladies! It had been months since I had not treated myself with a candle haul. So I decided to splurge this month. Here is what I came up to buy: three of my favorite scents: 
Fluffy towels, a very soothing and comforting scent, I picked a big jar and four votives. 

Pink Sands, a very feminine fragarance, I can hardly describe it, it's neither floral nor fruity, it just smells like some woman perfume, as I already have a big jar, I picked a box of tealights. 

Wedding Day, a sweet flowery scent, smells like clean laundry from the dryer. I can almost smell honey in it. One of  my all time favorites Unfortunately, there were not big jars left, so I picked a medium one plus a box of tealights. 

I wanted to test new scents as well, so I picked a few tarts in Mango Peach Salsa, Beach Wood and Lake Sunset. 

Finally, I had a crush on the limited editions for spring: Champaca Blossom and Lovely Kiku. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My anti stretch marks routine during pregnancy.

Ma routine anti vergetures pendant ma grossesse

Hello sweet ladies! This is not groundbreaking,  every expecting woman keeps fingers crossed so she does not end up as a weird tiger after pregnancy. The key word to keep these  nasty stretch marks at bay is
Even before being pregnant, I used to moistururize from head to toe every day, at least once day. During pregnancy, I did it at least twice a day. And here is the results: though I've got a stretch mark-prone skin, I didn't  even have one little stripe!
So I'd like to share with you the products I used during these nine months.

To start with: I had a shower twice a day, as usual. With very gentle, soap free washing products.
Here are my faves:
1- L'Occitane en Provence Almond Shower Oil. Great scent and super soft on the skin.

2- Roger & Gallet Shiso Gentle Shower Cream. Sulfate, soap and paraben free! I picked it to pack for the hospital. I've been crazy about its baby-like, soothing scent for years now.

3- Nivea Shower Oil for dry skin. Smells good, plus it's inexpensive.

4- Avene Cold Cream Ultra Rich Cleansing Gel. Super mild for my skin, But I stopped using it after a few weeks, I couldn't stand its scent anymore (Thank you hormones!)

Then I kept my skin moisturized twice (or more!) a day, with oils and and creams . Here are my faves: 

1- L'Occitane en Provence Almond Supple Skin Oil (this is an all-time favorite actually!) . It definitely helped keep my skin moisturized and supple. 

2- Nivea Extended Moisture for dry to very dry skin. Great Nivea scent, as usual. It REALLY DOES keep your skin moisturized for a long time, no alligator skin after a few hours. I love this body cream!

3- Roger & Gallet Shiso Gentle moisturizing body lotion. Once again, amazing shiso scent and it moisturizes well, not as well as the Nivea one though. 

4- L'Occitane en Provence Almond Milk Veil and Almond Firming and Smoothing Milk Concentrate. Great products to maintain a firm and soft skin, but not moisturizing enough. 

5- The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil. True-to-life coconut scent, great oil to moisturize and prevent dry, chapped skin. 

6- Avene Body Oil, Does a very good moiturizing job as well. But just like the cleansing gel, I just got fed up with its scent. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

I'm back/ je suis de retour.

For good this time (or so I hope). I wanted to keep writing when I was back in June but I just couldn't. Indeed, I moved in Paris to live with my boyfriend, plus my nausea due to my being pregnant prevented me from doing anything fun.
I gave birth to my little girl in January. She's just perfect and cries a lot. I am happy.

Pour de bon cette fois, je l'espère... J'ai fait pas mal de choses depuis juin, j'ai emménagé à Paris.  Mais une fois que j'ai eu duntemps pour blogger, les nausées dues à ma grossesse ont pris le dessus et j'ai laissé tomber tout ce qui n'était pas essentiel.
En attendant de vrais posts, je vous fais des bises à toutes.
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