10 Best Luxury Advent Calendars 2017

2017 is definitely the year of the Advent calendar. Not the traditional one that we had when we were kids, the one with a chocolate inside. This year the Advent days are celebrated like it's Christmas every day. We are pulling out all the stops to enhance our countdown till Christmas. Especially the beauty brands have cleverly created boxes that look so good that you just NEED to get one. My favourite is by Dyptique. By the time you finish the last door your home and you will smell so nice with … [Read more...]

Beauty essential: Royal Fern anti-aging cream

Today I would like to share a detail of my beauty regimen; my Royal Fern anti-aging cream. I'm often complimented about my almost wrinkle-less face and therefore younger appearance. People also want to know my secret. I think it's 70% genetic. The other 30% has to do with nutrition, healthy living, and using the right products. I drink a lot of tea, I never smoked, I don't drink alcohol -only occasionally-, and I try to eat healthy. In addition I also use qualitative beauty and skin products. … [Read more...]

The Perfect Gift: Pour Toujours perfume

A few months ago I was gifted the perfume 'Bootylicious' which is part of the Pour Toujours perfume collection. Every time I wear the fragrance, I get lots of compliments. The scent is sweet and can be best described as fruity with a floral undertone. It is sensual, rosy and leathery. It exudes the delicate aroma of a roasted quince. Not surprisingly because it is buoyed on a waft of quince and the name 'bootylicious' refers back to the voluptuous, plump and fleshy quince as well. With tones of … [Read more...]

Bathroom essentials: Tradition by Frank Leder

Tradition by Frank Leder

Today I would like to share a new brand I'm using; Tradition by Frank Leder. Frank Leder is a renowned German fashion designer. His bath, body and skin products are inspired by German cultural heritage. The product line uses different herbs and plants as materials to create products that evoke collective memories. All products are produced in limited quantities in Austria. Most striking is the packaging. All liquids come in glass bottles with a vintage tag, as if from the shelf of an apothecary. … [Read more...]

A Smooth, Safe Shave to stay Bikini proof (even in winter)

This entire summer I have been using a new method of shaving that I just have to share with you. It is my ultimate summer essential to stay bikini proof. Occasionally I have these strong feelings of adversity against waxing. Somehow, with me it never gets easier or less painful. So when I just can't bear the pain of waxing yet again, and want to take it down a notch, I fall back on the old-fashioned shaving. I discovered a bio, 100% natural shaving oil that is also safe to use on your intimate … [Read more...]

Dior Milky Dots Make-up Collection

This Spring/Summer essential is definitely the Dior Milky Dots make-up collection. The colours are screaming summer and what's new and totally covetable are the duo nail polishes; You can give your nails a real 60s look by applying dots with a special applicator. Dior combined colours like cherry red and melon green, azul blue with beige, and azalea pink with lavender blue, but of course you can always mix things up. I also love the Dior Milky Dots lip gloss and lipstick range and the eye … [Read more...]

Book Review: Coco Chanel, The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon by Megan Hess

If you're looking for an exclusive gift, this might be it. I've had this book for a while now and it really feels like I have something very special I shouldn't share with just anyone. The book Coco Chanel: The illustrated world of a fashion icon, by Megan Hess and published by Hardie Grant in Oct 2015 is a book you can browse over and over again. Megan Hess is my favourite fashion illustrator, and I collect all her books. (see here and here) One day I would also love to have one of her art … [Read more...]