Monday, 27 October 2014

Manicure Monday: Marionnaud Un jardin givré Lacquer Set


Last week I noticed that Marionnaud already got out their Christmas nail polish sets. I was interrested by the one with 10 polishes (typical, I'm always drawn to the most expensive thing of the bunch!) But yesterday I went to Marionnaud in La Défense and they had this set of 5 in a selection of colours I hadn't seen in my local store.

Of course the colours are so pretty so I had to have it! Look at those gorgeous colours! They're so unique!

The ten colours are as follow:

Ciel d'hiver: a dusty bluish grey. This is the one I wanted to put on this morning but I tried a different one
Perce-neige: Dusty rose, but with a shimmer. 
Aube irisée: Golden silver with a foil finish. This is the one I'm wearing today, really different from anything I've tried before!
Silence: a smokey grey
Éclat givré: silver glitters.

It's hard to tell which one is the heart of the show as they are all so special, except maybe the glitter one.

Of course I haven't tried all of them yet, but as the other Marionnaud polishes I've tried, they apply well and dry quickly.

Il était une fois... un jardin givré nail lacquers set, 19.99€

Left to right: Ciel d'hiver, Perce-neige, Aube irisée, Silence, Éclat givré

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Saturday's Stuff I Like


I skipped SSIL last week and I am sorry for that. Thing is it was not that I wasn't grateful for the week I had, I just left home on Saturday morning and came back on Sunday morning. :P

So yeah, I'm glad I just said yes to accompany a friend of my friend Nissa to one of her friend's birthday party. I know it's complicated, because our common friend (Nissa) wasn't there. I decided to put away my shyness and just go for it. Turned out it was fun. I met loads of people from the north of France (its seems everyone I meet either comes from Picardie or Nord-Pas-de-Calais). Weird thing.

At work I give weekly information session and this week was the first time I did it almost all on my own (I have a colleague with me just in case). The group I gave the presentation to was really motivated, and I really want them to go to Quebec! (I gave info session about how to organise their short-term internship or work project in Quebec).

My roommate has a friend over, Marco, from Italy, just like her. He's really nice and he cooks! So we don't have to cook for a few days because he really enjoys to do it. He also brought from Italy lots of gianduja which is a kind of hazelnut chocolate. My belly couldn't be more happy!

A new store, Action,  just opened right outside work and it is a little bit like a big dolla store! I already love it, I bought for €10 of decor stuff! Things are really cute and cheap, most things are under €2.

Today I went around Montmartre and Pigalle and I discovered this band pictured above, Presteej. I bought their CD because they were just that good. They have a mix of covers and their own songs, and they are real gentlemen! There are a few videos posted on Youtube, and I highly recommend you go watch them!


Thursday, 23 October 2014

This or That Tag


I've been tagged by Miss Vay (salut Véronique!) to do the This or That Tag.

So here it goes!

1. Blush or bronzer?  Blusher! I love rosy cheeks.

2. Gloss or lipstick? Both. Both have good and bad points. Gloss you can usually apply on the go, but then lipstick is not as sticky.

3. Eyeliner or mascara? The one that does a difference is eyeliner on my water and tight line

4. Foundation or concealer? Foundation. I'm not one with under eyes bags, and even if I need concealer for my spots, I'd rather have them pop a little and have the rest of my complexion uniform.

5. Pressed or loose eyeshadow? Pressed. Easier to apply!

6. Brushes or sponges? Brushes. I never seem to arrive to anything good with sponges.

I'm now tagging Lisa-Jane and Julie! :)