Impossible for me to be in Los Angeles without offering me a mani / pedi. I’ve already talked about my passion for nail art. After doing my research, I found the best salon in the city: esNAIL. This is a Japanese chain installed on Melrose Avenue. It already has among its clients Lady Gaga. The choice makes crazy with more extravagant than the other proposals. You can even make a 3D manicure with rhinestones. For my part, I chose something simple: A graduate with airbrush. When a Parisian boutique?
8384 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
By dint to spend my time between Paris and Belgrade, the Parisian inside me is turning more and more to « Beograska Devojka » . For style , I think it is no more opposed than a Parisian and a girl from Belgrade. The first is defined by her natural , the art of casual chic and her simple elegance . The second is sophisticated and loves to exalt her femininity by artifices . Both are amazing in their own ways . One thing struck me : a Serbian woman never goes out without nail polish , NEVER! She always has a perfect manicure even if she wears jogging . I investigated and I discovered their secret: the gel manicure ! You can do it anywhere in Belgrade even in malls . For some , it serves as a base with a simple French Mani that they can cover with color according to their desires. Others choose complicated things worthy of a nailart contest . The advantage is that this technique allows to keep long and strong nails . In addition , the conventional polish stays longer: no more nails chipped. It’s easy since I tasted I can not do without ! In Paris, the technique is not yet democratized , so it is difficult to find places that offer a reasonable price and someone who has the know-how . This is a call for help: who has a good address for a manicure gel that does not shall cost an arm in Paris ???
I am a compulsive buyer! Having no more space in my closet for clothes, I folded over the cosmetics. It takes up less space and it’s just as enjoyable! Ah! The pleasure of taking a bath with a mask on his face while reading the blog Intothegloss.com on my Ipad … While surfing the web, I found the opening of a new dedicated to cosmetic products shop: Oh my cream! It is not in New York as its name indicated, but Left Bank in Paris. The place is small and has a sharp selection of brands like REN, Dermalogica or Dr. Bronner. But the real plus is the beauty bar that offers tutorials, a diagnosis of skin or a manicure with organic nail polish from Kure Bazaar in a very girly boudoir setting.
Oh my cream!
3 rue Tournon, 75006 Paris,
I already told you about the new concept designed by H & M: & Other Stories. After opening their shop in London, it’s the turn of Paris. So I rushed into this new temple of consumption. After a first round to identify the different worlds : fashion, accessories, shoes, beauty, and a second, this time to do my shopping, the result was disappointing. Although the shop is well laid out, the prices are very good, but the cuts do not fit me, some materials are disappointing (lots of polyester) and in the end I left with a headband, a pair of socks and strips ! The beauty corner gave me the eye but after my cosmetic raid in New York, I did not really need anything! The glasses are very nice as the leather pouches. Decidedly, I should not be in buying mood!
& Other Stories
277 rue Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris.
Known as the oldest pharmacy in the United States, C.O. Bigelow opened its doors in 1838. In addition to the house products such as the famous Salve Balm roses, there are a lot of cosmetic with an obsolete packaging, organic products and beautiful worldwide brands. In short, it’s a bond stop in New York for any self-respecting beauty addict! Of course, I cracked … I even regret not taking a bigger suitcase! My greatest discovery is Dr. Singha’s powder for bath with purifying and relaxing effects. If you do not have the chance to travel to the United States know that they have an online store.
414 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
On my last trip to Belgrade, I was finally able to visit the shop « All nut » in Belgrade Design District. The first mission was to find the famous Belgrade Design District but that I will tell you a bit more in a future post.
All nut, what is it? These are natural handmade products with local raw materials: Cold-pressed edible oil from the seeds of plum, apricot seeds and nuts, handmade cosmetic products Such as: soaps, creams, serums and ointments for skin care, body lotions, massage oils (sports, relaxation and erotic) and the beeswax candle, all with a nice packaging. In short, everything that I love!
I cracked for the hand cream (divine) hazelnut serum and a body lotion. The products are very cheap and with a very good quality. The proprietors are charming and speak English! One thing is sure, I will return!
Čumićevo sokače, shop No. 25, 11 000, Belgrade
As already widely tattooed, so I did not immediately found the benefit of ephemeral tattoos except for the sleeves and the undecided. Did not count my meeting with the girls « Corpus Délit« . Finish the decal of our childhood, false tribal or flowers too girly! Here temporary skin trimmings with a real graphics, easy to use, they are resistant to soap and water, take between 3 and 7 days. The inks used are hypoallergenic, without hennes and approved by the Food and Drug Administration! So obviously I did not resist to stick me one in the neck!