“GOLDEN BEAUTIFICATION” SESSION

Coucou Mes amours. Alors, aujourd’hui je partage avec vous ma session de soins de visages que j’ai réalisée il y a quelques jours, en utilisant ces masques à base d’or et de collagen. Pour être super brève, je vai resumer le procédé en 3 étapes majeures.

Hey loves, so today I share with you the step-by step facial that I did a couple of days ago, highlighting  these exquisite  Gold Collagen Face Masks.So, basically it is a 3 step process

Step 1: Prepping the Skin (Préparer la peau)

Dans cette étape, j’ai commencé par en quelque sorte “ouvrir” mes pores avec l’aide d’un vaporisateur facial. Si vous n’en avez pas, pas de souci une serviette chaude appliquée sur le visage pendant quelque minutes aura l’effet similaire. Juste que le vaporisateur procure également un effet “sauna” que j’affectionne énormément.

In this step, I started off by pretty much opening up my pores using a facial steamer. But if you don’t have one, no worries; applying a hot towel for few minutes on your face will have a similar effect! The one thing tho is that the steamer gives kind of a sauna sensation that I really enjoy!

Une fois, la phase de vaporisation complète, je procède au nettoyage de ma peau. Ici j’utilise ce gel purifiant de chez Neutrogena. Assez doux, odeur minimale, et rendu impeccable! Pour un nettoyage en profondeur, j’opte TOUJOURS pour une brosse faciale electrique, les filles je vous assure c’est un MUST! L’avantage de cette brosse, je trouve est que le nettoyage est assez doux, et la brosse ayant elle meme une texture spongieuse, elle laisse un effet velouté.

Once the steaming phase complete, I go ahead and clean my face. Here I am using a purifying gel from Neutrogena. Its a pretty gentle one, with a mild scent and a fantastic outcome after use. For a deep clean, I always couple it with an electric cleaning brush, and quite frankly girrrrls I am telling you, it is a MUST! The main advantage I think, is that the cleaning, although deep and thorough,  is pretty gentle and leaves a velvety feeling. 

La dernière phase de cette etape est bien sur l’exfoliation du visage (ici avec le gommage de chez Neutrogena dans la meme collection que le nettoyant). Cette phase est indispensable car en plus de renforcer le nettoyage, elle permet de ce debarrasser des cellules mortes afin de reveler une peau plus fraiche et radieuse!

The last step of course is the exfoliation, done here using the scrub from the same Neutrogena collection that the cleansing gel.This step is essential given that it helps get rid of dead skin cells, which in turns reveals a brighter and fresher skin.

 

Step 2: Mask Application (l’Application du Masque)

Selon les instructions du fabriquant, un rendu optimal peut être atteint en refrigerant le masque au préalable 5 à 10 minutes avant l’application. Et je vous avoue que l’effet est tellement rafraîchissant! En fait, les ingrédients majeurs qui constituent ce masque, notamment le collagène et l’acide hyaluronique, agissent en profondeur pour regenerer et reparer la peau, en stimulant la production de nouvelles cellules, tout en  minimisant l’apparence des pores et en ravivant l’eclat de la peau. Concernant l’application même, garder le masque pendant 20 a 30 minutes, puis rincer la peau et la secher avec douceur, avant de passer à la dernière étape qui est l’hydratation.

According to the manufacturer’s instructions, for optimal results, it is best to refrigerate the mask for about 5-10 minutes before use. The effect afterwards is truly refreshing. As a matter of fact, its all thank’s to key ingredients: the collagen and hyaluronic acid regenerate help rejuvenate and repair the skin, by removing dead skin cells, minimizing the appearance of pores and brightening the skin’s complexion.

 

 

Step 3: Hydrating the skin (Hydratation de la peau)

Dans cette étape, il est tout simplement question de sceller tous les bienfait du masque pour une longue tenue. Je commence généralement par l’application à l’aide d’un coton, de la lotion tonifiante à base d’extraits d’arbre à thé. L’utilisation de cette dernière est vivement recommandée car elle permet de rétablir le pH de la peau. Ensuite j’applique quelques goutes de mon serum cheri aux extraits de miel, pour clôturer avec ma crème hydratante préférée de chez St Ives: onctueuse, naturelle et fraîche, un délice pour ma peau!

In this final step, it is all about locking all the benefits of the mask for a longer wear. For the matter, I usually start of with the application of a toner (here I am using a Tea tree extracts based one) using coton pad to help regenerate the skin’s pH.  Then, I follow with my honey based serum, just to top it all of with my all time favorite moisturizer from St Ives. This moisturizer is everything good: unctuous, natural and fresh… so much so that I can only love it, a real delight for my skin!

Et puis VOILÀ!!

Pour mes lectrices du Gabon, la brosse nettoyante et les masques sont en vente sur la page Facebook de Stylish Glam

J’espere que cet article vous a plu! N’hesitez pas a me laisser vos impressions et suggestion, et surtout partagez au maximum!!!

 

 

 

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EASY WEEK-END SPORTY CHIC

Hey loves!

Here is a super cute and easy post in which I share a casual sporty outfit I rocked last summer, in hopes that it will warm up your day a little!

Coucou Mes Amours! Je vous présente ici un look super mignon et facile à réaliser. C’était un de mes préférés l’été dernier et j’espère qu’il va vous apporter un peu de chaleur estivale!

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What we have here is an athletic look centered around a simple bodycon dress. Given that the accessories I had picked for the day were already in rich vivid tones ( Burgundy purse and cap, plus Salmon/coral sneakers), I figured a white dress would keep the look balanced.

IL s’agit la d’un look centré sur une robe bodycon sur un style athlétique. Vu que les accessoires que j’avais prévu pour l’occasion étaient sur des tons très riches (Sac et casquette Rouge bordeau et des basket couleur Saumon), j ai donc opté pour une robe blanche, histoire de ne pas trop saturer le look. 

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White Sleeveless BlazerWhite Bodycon Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burgundy PurseCoral NikeBurgundy Baseball Cap

 

 

 

I hope you loved this cute little some-some, and that it may get you inspired for an easy effortless look. As for me, I can’t wait for the sunny days to bring back the sporty mama vibe! Until next time loves. Don’t forget to leave me your feedback (Like, comment, follow, share do it all!)

J’espère que vous avez aimé ce petit quelque chose. Et j’ose aussi espérer que vous avez pu trouver une bonne petite inspiration pour un look super facile. En ce qui me concerne, j’ai juste hâte the resortir ce côté “maman sport” d’ici là que les beaux jours reviennent! A très bientôt mes amours. 

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AND HE TURNED ONE!!!

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Hi Loves! Last month, my sweet baby C.J turned ONE! Yes!!! Given our busy schedules and all the stuff we were dealing with, his dad and I decided to wait until late February to throw him a decent first birthday party, which actually happened to be a combined party for him and his dad, since dad is a member of the  #FebruaryGang lol.

Well, on Sunday mama took matters in her own hands and played “Event planner”. Actually, she started way before Sunday!

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Since we were celebrating the men in my life, I picked a theme centered on “Gentlemen”, because that’s just what they are: my gentlemen!

What comes in mind when you think about gentlemen? Well I see: helper, kind, polite, elegant, clean, bow tie, polished, mustache, etc

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With that in mind, I went ahead and researched budget friendly decorations and accessories with a Black/Gold color scheme to give the whole party decor a touch of sophistication.

Here’s what I used:

As for the highlight of any kids party, I am talking about the cake, I had the pleasure to work along side Mrs Darcy Lynn from Cakes by Darcy, a super cute bakery nestled in the heart of Roswell. The ordering process was super smooth, and I was so happy to FINALLY find someone who understood my vision instantly without asking me thousands of questions lol! Also, they helped me greatly price-wise, which was a plus, given that the budget was not unlimited!

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And Oh?! Did I mention that she loved my design so much that she actually made it a template?? I was so honored!

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As you can see, the cake is kinda tying the whole theme together, marrying the black/gold color scheme with the gentlemen theme. And here is a sneak peek at the party!
Be mindful that It might get you hungry!

 

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A word of advice, make sure you plan some good entertainment for the kids to stay busy and active. For us, CJ’s ball pit did the trick…until they all crashed into his room ahaha!

 

I hope you loved it, thank you for reading!

Please leave me your feedback below and few design ideas.


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Also I’m curious to know? what was the theme on your child’s first birthday? did you include any games and other entertainment?

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MY TOP 5 RULES FOR A HAPPY LIFE

“Happiness is the joy that we feel when we’re striving after our potential.”

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Material possessions are vain, but the gift of happiness is priceless! It is not that the path toward happiness is complicated, it may just be that it is unknown to many. As I am writing this post, I cannot say with absolute confidence that I am at my happiest, but for sure I am way happier than I used to be, and because I know that I have better years ahead of me, the journey is still on toward reaching my optimal happy place. And I want you to feel the same way: the journey is still on. All we gotta do is take some of the simplest steps every day that will better our lives, and make us happier!

Les biens matériels sont éphémères, et le bonheur n’a pas de prix. On serait tenté de croire que le chemin qui mène au bonheur est tout juste compliqué, mais ce n’est pas le cas; il se pourrait juste qu’il soit peu connu. A l’instant ou j’écris cet article, je ne pourrais affirmer avec assurance absolue que je vis le bonheur ultime, mais je peux certainement dire que je suis plus heureuse aujourd’hui que je ne l’étais au paravant. Aussi, parce que je sais que de meilleures années m’attendent devant, je n’ai pas fini d’explorer et d’avancer un peu plus chaque jour vers ce niveau où je vivrais dans le bonheur ultime. Et j’aimerais que vous ayez aussi cet état d’esprit. La seule chose à faire est de chaque jour suivre ces étapes des plus simples, afin de mieux vivre et d’être plus heureux!

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1. Make the choice to be happy | Choisis d’être heureux(se)

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Turn your happiness switch on! Decide with firmness that it’s time for you to be happy!

Active l’interrupteur de ton bonheur. Decide avec fermeté qu’il est temps pour toi d’être heureux(se)

2. Create a vision for your life| Crée une vision pour ta vie

Find an area of interest and create a great vision, dream, or goal around it that you greatly wish to achieve. Simply complete this sentence and make it a statement: “I will be happier if I …”. Once you figure out what makes you happy, DO IT!

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Identifie un domaine qui t’intéresse particulièrement et crée une vision, un rêve ou un objectif  autour de celui-ci. Pour y arriver, complète juste cette phrase et fais-en un mot d’ordre dans ta vie: “Je serais plus heureux(se) Si Je…” . Une fois que tu trouves ce qui te rend (ou te rendrait) heureux(se), FASI-LE!

3. Learn how to deal with frustration | Apprends à faire face à la frustration 

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Life will not always be rainbows and butterflies, that’s just a fact! The sooner you acknowledge this reality, the better it will be for you. Because when you start realizing that, you become aware that along the way you will experience set backs, unexpected miss-outs, and all kinds of situations beyond your control…and they will trigger frustration. Do not focus on that negative feeling, acknowledge it, embrace it, identify what causes you to feel frustrated and fix it! Fixing it is not just making adjustments here and there, sometimes fixing is letting go.

La vie ne sera pas toujours rose, c’et un fait! Plus tôt tu accepteras cette réalité, mieux ce sera pour toi. En effet, dès l’instant ou tu commences à le réaliser, tu appréhenderas  mieux le fait que tu feras face à des obstacles, des loupés et toutes autres sortes de situations imprévues qui te causeront un certain niveau de frustration. Ne te fixe pas sur cette émotion négative! Plutôt, accepte-la, embrasse-la et identifie ce qui cause ce sentiment de frustration en toi et remédies-y! Il ne s’agit pas là juste de changer certains paramètres, parfois “y remédier” signifier tourner la page!

4. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life | Apprécie les petits plaisirs de la vie 

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Laugh, smile, dance, sing…enjoy them all!

5. Invest on your wellness | Investis dans ton bien-être

Exercise

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Eat well!

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Escape and relax!

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Make your happiness your priority, not only will you serve you, but it will also spill over the people around you! See you soon for more!

Don’t forget to leave me your feedback, and to follow the blog if you haven’t done so yet.

One last thing: BE HAPPY!

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AROUND ATL: OUT TO THE PONCE CITY MARKET

Industrial shabby chic never felt so refreshing. Step out of the hustle and bustle of the city …without actually leaving the city! I love me some Ponce city market… whether it’s for a quick drink out, family strolls, shopping sprees, or whatever it’s always a lot of fun!

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If you ever decide to go, I will most definitely recommend a MANDATORY stop at 家 Jia Szechuan food & bar.

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It’s probably one of my favorite Asian restaurants in-town. They marry a warm relaxing atmosphere with a wide array of spicy authentic Chinese food, you can’t beat that really!

And of course, the highlight was this super amazing Braised lamb dish! The food is pretty much served in a family style dishes which pretty much allow you to share the meal with the table.

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Plus, everything was reasonably priced. So you won’t break the bank for that level of deliciousness!

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You can always visit their website before you plan your visit, to kinda be familiar with their menus offerings and items descriptions!


On to the next! Still at the Ponce City Market, you will enjoy the convenience  of top notch shopping, with stores like AnthropologieOnward Reserve, West Elm, Goorin Bros. Hat Shop, Lou Lou Accessories (which used to be one of my favorite store in Dupont Circle, in Washington, DC), J. Crew… and the list goes on!


A short elevator ride from the ground level, and you are steps away from the Atlanta Belt-line. Ideal for my fellow walkers, joggers, bikers, cityscape enthusiasts…and of course top spot for picture lovers, like MYSELF! 🙂

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And that closes our little getaway to the PCM!

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Thank’s for visiting, stay tuned for more, by following my blog. And don’t forget to leave your feedback and share :)!

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