mardi 30 septembre 2014

FASHION: Getting wined up !!!!!!

Best classy color ever. Here is a little selection throughout the shops and the internet of nice wine pieces.
But let's be honest a second here, not the best tint for summer.
So, let's rejoys because Fall is in.
Wines, along with dark forest greens, greyish blues and dark plums are very rich colors, warm to look at. When the Fall months are coming, it is very cold at times and you need these reassuring tints.
For the comment section: Which is your "Fall" color?

lundi 29 septembre 2014

BEAUTY: Sephora New Brow Pencil

I went to Sephora the other day and I saw this little one in a taupy shade.
There is no redish tone whatsoever in this products which is really nice for brows.
I use it both to define my brows and to draw more brows where needed.
I like the fact that it twists but the brush could be less hard.

As I am not going to go for the Audrey Hepburn look, 
it is nice to just make them more wearable.

vendredi 26 septembre 2014

ENTERTAIN: Begin Again

Welcome to my chick flick addiction again.
When I first saw this movie's trailer I was just so happy. For a girl of my generation, having Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley in the same movie is one of the best things that could have happened.
In Begin Again, a young song writer (Keira Knightley) meets an old school producer with a major drinking problem and a daughter and wife he does not really know how to deal with.
Keira Knightley really has a very nice Norah Jones like type of voice and Mark Ruffalo's character has a passion which really makes us forget his obvious flaws. This is a feel good movie and I would highly recommend it to anybody, especially women.

jeudi 25 septembre 2014

FOOD IN PARIS: Le Baltard

I went to Le Baltard this week.
I cannot tell you about the food they serve but I can tell you 
it is the right place where to sit down for a créme and reading the journal
or for an late afternoon drink with friends.

mercredi 24 septembre 2014

mardi 23 septembre 2014

FASHION: Fluffy's Back O Right!

Remember last year?
Well, I am still as excited to see the fluffy back in stores.
The last ones are my definite favourites for sure.

lundi 22 septembre 2014

BEAUTY: Pulp Fiction Collection by Urban Decay

Whilst waiting for the Rocky Horror Picture Show collection by m.a.c., I fell in love with Pulp Fiction collection by Urban Decay.
One word to describe it:
Timeless
This palette is perfect for a pin up look, a smoky or a nude eye.
Classic cold red, very crime and film noir inspired.
And a metallic shade to add some rock'n'roll to the collection.

vendredi 19 septembre 2014

MOVIE NIGHT! Not Another Happy Ending

 I really liked this movie and, to be honest, already watched around 6 times since I got it.
Warning though! It is a major chick flick!
It is not the best cinematography and looks like marshmallow.
The characters seem to be coming straight of the book 
but it contributes a lot to the movie's atmosphere.

jeudi 18 septembre 2014

FOOD: Praline Rose

Once more, I am writing about a thing I used to love when I was a little girl an that is an absolute classic by french standards. It is essentially red sugar covered almonds.
The Brioche au St Genis 

mercredi 17 septembre 2014

BLOG: I talk to myself

Most random post ever?
Maybe.
What do you think?
 
   That is my limit. I know very well that I am alone. I know very well that no one won't ever answer but... I wanted to write about this today because I am fairly certain that I am not the only person talking to herself.

Sometimes, you need to be sure of things or just put yourself together.

The more stressed out I am the more I speak out load.
In  the end, I do it mostly to calm down and have everything laid out in front of me.

Do you talk to yourself?

mardi 16 septembre 2014

SELECTION: Miss Patina

As I already said, this month of september is all about nice shirts and cute patterns. How to look nicely dressed without looking like a barrister or somebody on Wall Street.
I just discovered Miss Patina though Pinterest and I really feels like this brand is amazing.
The clothes are cute and though the inspiration is oldish, some little twists make them completely wearable today.

lundi 15 septembre 2014

FRAGRANCE: Classique Intense by Jean-Paul Gaultier

I already talked to you about Gaultier many times. His way of making perfumes works for me and he also tends to create fragrances which are quite classic.White flowers in the air. I would say this perfume is very much for women wh like holidays scent though the vanilla and patchouli in the base notes make it fairly warm.
    The issue I havs had with wearing Classique ( the original fragrance) was that it is a scent made for mature women. It is entirely my own opinion and you should not feel offended if you are young and wearing this perfume. I am more of a bubbly and sweet fragrances oriented woman.
    I would recommend this scent because it is timeless. Just the same, you can wear it anytime of the year because of the monoi and vanilla. One being an obvious summer scent and the other being very present around Christmas time.

vendredi 12 septembre 2014

READ: TLS

There are thousands of magazines around and plenty of variety. However, when you like books and feel like reading informative articles, TLS is what you want.
I don't feel especially inclined to read the Times itself. To be honest, I probably read it no more than ten times in my life. On the other hand, the Literary Supplement, I always pick up with excitement.
More than learning things on a subject, it also revives knowledge you already have. It reassures you in your observations on which or which author or book. Another obvious side effect of reading TLS and, I think, its goal, is for us to read the books and works mentionned in the articles.
    The articles, in general, are written and articulated around studies led on several works treating the same subject. This way, the articles tend to be very "fleshy" and full of ressources. The titles of the books refered to are all listed in the middle section of the article and stipulated with the title of the article in the glossary.
    This way, thrugh this magazine, I took back my Oscar Wilde's works and biographies as an extensif article was written about the Duchess of Padua in the TLS of a few weeks ago.
If you enjoy british literature and actually many other, as TLS is far from being exclusif, do pick one up one day. It is just as good as buying a book of novellas.

jeudi 11 septembre 2014

RECIPE: Meringues

What You Will Need
4 Egg whites
250g of sugar

How to
Preheat your oven an 120°C
Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites in a bowl
Beat them until you get a white fluffy cloud mixture
Add in the sugar while still beating them
Scoop up small round shapes out of the mixture onto a baking sheet
Cook for 40 minutes
Let them cool down before eating

mercredi 10 septembre 2014

BLOG: Rat Des Villes

"Comment est-ce que vous faîtes pour vivre  à Paris? Moi, je ne pourrais pas. Il ya trop de monde et tout le monde est stressé"

    Plus d'une fois sur deux voilà la réaction que l'on a face à moi lorsque j'ose dire que j'habite à Paris.
Laissez-moi vous dire une chose ou deux sur Paris. C'est une ville dans laquelle il faut choisir d'être stressé ou de prendre le temps. Oui, cela veut dire se coucher plus tôt, se lever plus tôt... Juste pour pouvoir marcher au lieu de courir. Mais c'est aussi avoir tout, tout de suite. Bien que l'on pense que ce soit un avantage, cela nous rend impatients et facilement énervés.
   Mais si l'on réussi à être calmes, à mettre de coté notre stress et le fait qu'il y a une chance sur deux qu'il y ai des problèmes sur notre ligne de métro, il est très facile de se retrouver au calme à Paris. Le plus important étant de profiter au mieux de ces moments. Dés que se présente une occasion de lâcher du leste, il faut le lâcher. Et alors vous verrez pourquoi tant de gens aiment Paris.

mardi 9 septembre 2014

FASHION: Sugarhill Boutique selection

As you probably saw in my latest "On my Pinterest", I am in a shirt and blouse hunting phase.

This is how I got to bump onto The Sugarhill Boutique Website.
Once more, this style is really assimilated to students
 and kindergarden teacher in my mind set.

lundi 8 septembre 2014

BEAUTY: Looking Sharp

Ond of the basis to look sharp at all times is to find your own style and stay classy. If, like me,you like colors, wearing fancy black and white or blue and beige suits and co-ordinates is not going to satisfy you. However,obviously, you might not get the choice but if you just have to look like you are paying attention to what you are wearing. There is also make up. The best way to look professional is a good manucure. When you work in an office, you will probably be writing a lot or typing on a keyborad for the most part of your day. If you are sure of yourself, you can go for the bold red lip and black liner. If, on the other hand, the red lip is not appliable every half  hour and that you are not the best at liner, or just that it would take you far too much time in the morning to apply it: go for nude. A nice nude shade on the lid, a little darker in the crease and mascara for the eyes. For the lips, a rosy toned lipstick or a dusky mat pink shade. For the face, CC than BB creams and you are good to go. When you wnat it to stay really put for the day, powder up with a universal or translucend powder.

vendredi 5 septembre 2014

TV: The New Doctor

Doctor Who. As anybody even remotely geeky, I like this TV show and I admit I am more into the new series than the old ones.
Therefore I was eager to know what the new doctor was going to be like.
I enjoy the new look he has already. 
He looks like a magician in the classic sense and 
he really goes for the friend and extraterrestrial type of doctor.

jeudi 4 septembre 2014

RECIPE: Salades

I am not going to give you magical and awesome salads but just some of my favourites.

The Italian

Mozarella (sliced)
Tomatoes (sliced)
Bitter Salad
Olives
Olive Oil
Pine nuts
Balsamic Vinegar

Rice Salad

Hard boiled eggs (sliced)
Precooked rice
Tomatoes (sliced)
Greek olives
Capers
Olive Oil

Sweet'n'sour

Apple (sliced)
Red onion (sliced)
Tomatoes (sliced)
Lettuce
Raisins
Honey
Olive Oil
Mustard

mercredi 3 septembre 2014

BLOG: Where You Are From

   One of the first thing you learn when you start to work is that there is an entire world out there of people who did not study and who in time, managed to go higher than you shall ever be.
Today's reflection is on education.

   I was talking with a bunch of friends and the subject was roaming around how we were as kids at school, high school and college... I did not precise where I was coming from but somehow the teachers and professors present knew very fast. As I already said I not the type of person to talk about politics. But somehow, the subject in hand is going to make me talk about it. We are all different hen it comes to education. We mostly all start by learning from the books. Some of us enjoy them and continue reading until they have to switch library as they finished all of the ones they can offer. The others need to be interested. Need a use behind the meaning.

   I should not say one is brighter than the other but what is certain is that one is going to get a job and do things in life faster than the other. As I took the path of the books, I obviously feel like I should have done otherwise. You tell me in the comment section what you think is the way to go and why.

mardi 2 septembre 2014

FASHION: Back To School H&M Haul

Socks because I walk,
clips because I organise,
Esoteric scarf (my 2nd one),
Yin Yang Ring because I wanted it.
I finally ordered some pieces out of their "home" collection.
Plates, clothes and Candles
Some nice and cute pants without any howls in them.
Nice little shirts and blouses with cute prints.
If you have any website or shops were they have a lot of british like blouses
 and shirts with fun small prints like these, I am on the hunts.