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Looking for a real adventure? Book one of these treehouses for an eco-travel experience you’ll never forget.
France: At Bois de Landry, you’ll find fifteen treehouse cabins surrounding a pond, creating an instant community in the Perche region of Alsace. But be ready to really commit: there’s no electricity or running water in this idyllic setting.
Washington State: 30 minutes from Seattle, you’ll find Treehouse Point, a six-cabin resort with incredible views, riverside yoga sessions, and therapeutic massages included.
Sweden: Offering a more modern take on treehouse living, the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden is a must-see for design lovers. (Think Twin Peaks meet the Museum of Contemporary Art.) Each house is different, but all of them boast an incredible view of the blossoming valleys below.
China: They call the tropical island of Hainan “the Chinese Hawaii”, and along with turquoise waters and silky sand, you’ll find the Sanya Nashan Treehouse Resort. With four cabins built directly into tamarind trees, you’ll have access to the neighbouring Buddhist ecological park, plus the iconic shoreline. Paradise, found!
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Beauty Bonus: Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Tamarind
Picture: Adam Crowley
There are pros and cons of wearing make-up when exercising, but you have to admit that really black lashes help us to still look great when we're in the pool or even running. For long-lasting waterproof hold, apply Truly Waterproof Mascara from the roots to the tips of lashes. Your lashes are protected from chlorine and sweat. Tested and approved. Make a splash!
Nature addicts swear only by this gel bursting with benefits. Ayurvedic medicine was already using the superpowers of this plant that looks deceptively like a cactus 5,000 years ago. In the Ancient Egyptian era, Cleopatra is said to have used it in her beauty routine. What makes it so successful? To withstand the most arid climates, it traps an incredible amount of water, along with sugars, vitamins and minerals, at its core. This composition gives pure aloe vera gel unparalleled moisturising properties for the skin, as well as soothing, repairing and healing benefits. It works wonders on sunburn or burns, for example. That's a lot for just one plant. But its virtues don't stop there! Taken internally, it improves digestion and combats fatigue. What more could you ask for?
Products: Instant Concealer, BB Skin Detox, After Sun Gel Ultra-Soothing, ClarinsMen Smooth Shave
She is one of the granddaughters of Jacques Courtin-Clarins, the founder of Clarins. At the reins of Mugler Fashion Marketing & Communications Development, she welcomes us to her offices opposite the Paris Opera to tell us about her passions, fashion and beauty, with a few indiscretions and a lot of style.
There are three types of dark circles: brown that are linked to hyperpigmentation; hollow circles that create a shadow under the eye; and blue-toned circles caused by sluggish microcirculation. If your dark circles fall into one of the first two categories, go for a concealer to camouflage them. Choose one that is just slightly lighter than your skin tone and apply it directly to the dark circles. Beware of the "barn owl effect" from overly white shades applied all around the eye! Use the same technique if you have more bluish dark circles. You're in luck: you have the option of using a skin care base that reactivates the microcirculation and restores the clarity of the eye area from within. Getting more sleep, eating a balanced diet and reducing your screen time also make a big difference.
Products: Eye Revive Beauty Flash, Instant Concealer.
Beauty Flash Balm is the ultimate star product for an instant glow and a beautiful complexion. This multitasker will not only revive, but also plump up skin when used as a mask. To add extra glow and energy to your complexion, apply Multi-Blush Cream to the apples of your cheeks (simply smile and apply).
Food, beauty, fashion, lifestyle: more and more French people, especially the younger generation, are riding the vegan wave. You just had to go to the sell-out Veggie World trade fair last spring to see it for yourself... In Paris, you can eat vegan at Super Vegan and My Kitch’n Paris in the 17th arrondissement, Gentle Gourmet Café, an institution at Bastille, Hank Vegan Burger in the 4th, and 42 Degrès in the 9th, to name just a few. Those outside of Paris haven't been forgotten either: visit the website Vegoresto.fr to find places all across France where you can get something vegan to eat. When it comes to beauty, at the Vegan Mania shop and website you can find products from all over the world (Schmidt's solid deodorants, Hurrah! lip balms or the brand with the exotic packaging Pacifica, etc.) In the fashion sphere, designers such as Amélie Pichard, just like Stella McCartney, are finding alternatives to avoid using leather in their designs... And the second Veggie World trade fair will be held on 8 and 9 October, just a few months after the first...
Multi-Active Night Cream
What does it do?
Bursting with plant extracts (teasel, organic Californian poppy, organic shea), this cream with a pampering texture plunges the skin into an ideally restorative sleep. Early wrinkles don't have time to appear and radiance is revived, despite too-late nights or poor-quality sleep. It makes the skin tireless!
From the age of 30, when long days between work and late dinners with friends begin to leave their mark on the skin, this cream acts like an antidote for tiredness. After thorough make-up removal (yes, even at two o'clock in the morning!), apply it with gentle pressure, working from the middle of the face outwards, not forgetting the neck. On waking, skin is smoother and toned.
Illustration: Clémence Monot
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