Clara-Marie

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Soft end of summer

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I can hardly believe it’s September already and that summer is ending *uggggh :'( Now, autumn is definitely on its way, and it’s time for that sweater weather fever everyone gets around september haha !  But here in Belgium it’s still quite warm and for once the weather is really nice (so far..). Therefore this outfit is simply perfect for this “in between” seasons weather ! It’s also a TOTAL ZARA look & from the new collection (which is amazing this year !!) (you know how much I love ZARA )

I’ve always loved the combo  : skirt-jumper. Plus, I also love to play around with textures so here, mixing a shimmering skirt and a big fluffy jumper is really cool I think and really shows the transition between Summer and Autumn!

Also I don’t know if you can really tell but I just had my hair cut the weekend before shooting this look and I really love it, I really wanted something more textured and defined, something more polished ! My hair inspo for this was….. Olivia Palermo OF COURSE.. She’s my inspiration numero uno, I’m obsessed with this lady 

So there it is,  I hope you like this look, I personally love love love it !

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Hat – ASOS

Nail Polish – Chanel April

Rings – And Other Stories (Sales)

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Dolce Vita in Cinque Terre

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Yes, another outfit from Italy. I knooooow it’s the second one in a row but I just couldn’t help myself .. whoops ! I still hope you don’t mind that much because this look seemed to have a little success when I posted some pics on Instagram !

So, as part of our holidays trip, we went from Florence to Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre was a place I dreamed about visiting for such a long time ! I literally begged my mom, showing her pictures of the landscapes, the houses, etc.. to convince her. Guess it worked haha !

OKeeeeeyyy, let’s start from my head. This cute striped-bowed-floppy Hat costed me …… 4€ at Primark. Next is this super simple white Tee that you most probably already own. (I did) Next are the shorts. Now these I got in Mango summer 16 sales for around 15€. (héhé) The exact same are still available, see link below. For the bag, these kind of bags have been literally everywhere this summer. And I honestly didn’t know of I should have bought a more expensive one but a good quality, or just buy a random cheap one for only this season?, etc.. Finally, my mom once got home from the supermarket ( ‘Carrefour’ ) and handed me this one and was like “there you go, it was 6€”. So yeah.. ahaha it’s really simple but it does the job, doesn’t it ? (+ it’s very big, it was very practical for going to the beach, etc..)

The shoes are from Zara sales. They’re honestly nothing crazy, they’re just nice little nude lace up sandals that I can pair with anything, and comfortable to walk in. They were around 30€.

The idea I wanted to achieve with this look was a very “Dolce Vita” 50s kind of look. A little bit like a Dolce & Gabanna advertisement haha

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Hat – Primark (old co ) similar here , here , here and here

Tee shirt – H&M

Shorts – Mango

Sandals – Zara (sales) similar here, and here

Bag – Carrefour ( sales – in stores only )

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Watercolour in Tuscany

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I hope you’re good ? I just came back yestedary night from my amazing holidays in Italy ! I can’t even express how much I love this country and how I miss it already.. ( must be my 1/4 Italian blood lol )

Here’s one of the outfits I wore while in Firenze ( Florence ) and also at one of my mom’s friends house in Tuscany in San Giminiano, 1 hour away from Florence. She invited us for the day, the location was beyond amazing so I decided to shoot the look there !

This look is mainly focused on the top. This little perfection that I found at Zara during the Sales. It’s a super original and very colorful off the shoulder top. Off the shoulder was EVERYWHERE this summer.. On Dresses, tops, crop tops, etc.. But I like the pattern of this one, the watercolour effect ! It’s very fresh & summery. I also adore the sleeves that are very large and have these cute bows at the end ! Once again, I brought out the Levi’s Shorts ! But you know, under almost 37°C, the less clothes, the better ! And this outfit is very floaty and fresh ! The sandals are also from Zara Sales, and I LOVE them. They’re very discretful but the sparkling stones add a little plus to them. My sunnies are the classic Ray Ban Aviator with a faded effect on the lenses !

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Top – ZARA Sales ( Similar here , here and here )

Shorts – Vintage Levi’s

Shoes – Zara Sales ( Similar Here )

Sunglasses – Ray Ban

Nail Polish – Essie : Hands / Feet

Bracelets – Twice As Nice

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Double Stripes in Berlin

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I’m currently unpacking from my trip in Berlin and re-Packing for my next one ; Italy ! I landed this afternoon in Brussels and we’re leaving at 6am tomorrow morning so let’s be honest writing this right now  is madness…  I guess I just really wanted to show you this look !! It’s one of these looks that are so effortless, really simple but really effective as well ! The ones anyone can easily recreate because the pieces are statements or must haves of any wardrobes ! This look is also a second idea on how to style the “Adidas Superstars” sneakers ( first outfit here ). I only took and only wore those while in Berlin and that was the best decision, they are SO comfy !

First, I think the key are the denim shorts. Those are vintage 501 levi’s shorts, ever since I found them in a random garage sales in Brussels.

Then, of course, the blazer. It’s a very simple, light fabric, cream blazer from H&M Sales.

And underneath, a simple striped long sleeves top, also from H&M sales, I think I paid 5€ for this one !

All this together make the perfect sweet style chic look !

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Blazer – H&M sales / similar here / and here

Top – H&M sales / similar here

Shorts – Vintage Levi’s

Shoes – Take-Off Sneakerstore 

→ You can still get 10% off of your next Sneakers from Take-Off with the code “The Tall Blonde” at checkout ! of course, not only the superstars !

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My Kiehl’s Experience

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One or two months ago, I was invited to a nice afternoon snack by Kiehl’s ! There, I got to learn and discover a bit more about the brand. I had already heard of Khiel’s but I never tried any product and I didn’t actually know their whole story and the products themselves. During this event, I had a personalized skin consultation. An expert from the brand asks you questions about your skin, analyzes your skin type and then advices you the best Skincare Routine to achieve a well balanced, healthy and clear skin. This consultation can be done in stores as well and is free !

She created a craaaaazy long list of products suited for my skin type (for info, I have combination to oily skin mostly on the T zone and occasional acne ya know, when it’s THAT time of the month especially.. :’-( ). Knowing this, you should be careful on the products you use, so that you don’t overdry your skin or use way too oily products !  (DISCLAIMER ; It’s not because you have acne or oily skin that it means that you don’t have to use moisturizer !! )

They offered me a discovery box with a bunch of random products to try ! Lucky for me, 3/5 of the products in the box were on the list the lady created for me. Here’s my opinion on them after I used them during 2 months everyday religiously so that I could write a relevant and real report for you guys !

DISCLAIMER 2 : This post is not sponsored, they didn’t pay me nor asked me to write this article, I just did it by myself because I think feed backs on skincare are useful ! Even more when they’re pricey like Kiehl’s ! Happy reading! ♥

Kiehl’s ?

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If you’re wondering about the brand, here are some details that I thought were interesting when they explained it to me.

Kiehl’s is a rather old cosmetic brand created by a pharmacist from New York in 1851. (You can still visit the first ever boutique in Manhattan today ! 😀 ) because he was a pharmacist, he used both natural ingredients (plants, etc..) and chemistry/science which result in high quality and high results products. That’s why they have a scientific style/look to them as you can see on the following pictures below ↓

Their goal is also to be clear ; the names of the products are not dreamy, they’re simple and explain clearly what the product is ( i.e. : “Ultra Facial Cleanser” ) they also show the list of ingredients in the front, so you don’t have to search, it’s not hidden from you.

The Products I tested

Ultra Facial Cleanser

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→ This is SO GOOD. Honestly. If you never tried anything from Kiehl’s, this should be THE product I would advise you to start with, no matter your skin type ! It won’t change a lot in your skin because it’s “just” a cleanser. But it’s the best one I ever tried !! Before that I had a Nuxe one and one from Weleda. Both were good but this one is on another level. The consistency and texture on the skin are rather funny, it looks, smells and feels like some sort of glue.. (Not in a bad way tho don’t be scared haha) and it basically takes off ALL of your makeup. It’s a bit too tough for the eyes so don’t use it on them. It suits all skin types and is not drying at all which is often the problem with cleansers ! I love to use mine with a wash cloth I found a The Body Shop for around 5€.

Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner

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→ This is one of the products she advised me so I was really happy it was in the box. I use it after the cleansing process. It’s alcohol-free which is amazing. Alcohol is often found in skin products for oily skin, but it’s quite drying and just not very good ! There are calendula petals floating in the bottle which I found funny for some reasons haha (see on next picture) . And also, I’m always super astonished how dirty my cotton pad looks like when I’m done using it ! She told me to pass it on my T-zone and acne prone areas. What I love is that it’s really confortable unlike all these usual acne/oily skin toners.

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Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate

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→ OH my GOD. THIS. It’s one of their freshly new products. It’s a everyday home micro peel solution. A few drops on your fingers and you run them on your face. It works more or less like an exfoliator. The first times I used it, I could feel the death skins coming off. (Don’t be scared, it didn’t peel my skin off haha just a few tiny bits that were dead anyway) If you’re unfamiliar with exfoliation, it’s really important as it takes away the death skin cells and allows the new young ones to “grow”. (super scientific, I know). This products is supposed to make your skin more radiant, fresher looking, even your skin tone, etc… When you apply it, you definitely feel like it’s powerful. It’s really strange. And then after only 2 times using it, I thought I already saw a difference. And I thought to myself “you can’t be seeing a difference already, it’s impossible” but in fact it was already results ! If you’re looking for a fast, effective, life changing product, you have the one right there. This one and the one that follows form for me a wonderful duo that I will most certainly repurchase.

Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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→ This is probably one of their best sellers. And I now know why.. As I said, this combined with the micro peel are a killer duo ! I definitely saw a huge difference in my skin texture and overall look. It looks a lot fresher/younger and more radiant. This is an oil sort of formulas, a few drops in the palm of your hands, and then you dab them on your skin, neck, hands even if you want. So after the exfoliation, this works as a regeneration for the skin cells. Your skin regenerate itself during the night, that’s why it’s important to clean your face, take off your makeup and apply moisturizer, etc at night. Don’t be put off by the ‘oil’ texture. It’s a dry formula, and it won’t break you out !

Ultra Facial cream

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→ This is an everyday Hydrating Cream. I don’t use moisturizer during the day because it’s way too oily for me. So this products doesn’t suit my skin at all. I was even thinking about giving it to one of my friends who’s got very dry skin and ask for her opinion. BUT, during June, I had 2-3 fashion shows where I had a lot of bad make up on me. For some reason it made my skin really dry and uncomfortable and I decided to apply the cream. This saved me like crazy. It’s not too thick, actually it has a very fresh, liquidy formula. You will not need a lot of product for your entire face. And in one night, my skin was back to normal. I now keep it and use it on my hands and neck.

My General Opinion

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My general feeling about all the products and the brand I discovered is really positive. I really felt a difference when I started to use them. It felt like something working and not those Nivea bullshit that are just full of paraben. Some of the products have become my new besties and I will DEFINITELY repurchase them. I also have my eyes on some other products I want to try, like the avocado eye cream which is also a best seller !

I really do hope you found out more about Kiehl’s in a useful way ! Don’t hesitate asking me more questions ! 🙂

 

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