A fun page-turner
From the author of the Devil Wears Prada comes The Singles Game and a glimpse into the cut-throat world of tennis, filled with many of the same sacrifices and squabbles of the fashion game.
A practical read
The Joy of Leaving your Sh*t All Over the Place by Jennifer McCartney picks up where Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up leaves off to extol the creative benefits of a little mess and mayhem – all making for a fun and refreshing read.
An inspirational read
In Happiness: A Philosopher’s Guide, Fréderic Lenoir offers up an inspirational meditation on happiness that’s sure to spur you to make a few changes in life.
For forever-fresh glowing skin, give your complexion what it craves, exactly when it needs it. That means a refreshing and energising cream first thing in the morning to wake up and keep skin feeling hydrated all day long, followed by a healing night version smoothed on in the evening.
Because UV rays harm the skin in ways that aren’t always immediately visible, and the damage accumulates over time. Beyond sunburn, the most visible sign of damage, UV rays penetrate deep into the dermis, where they alter the DNA of the skin cells to speed up skin ageing. Over time, this means dark patches, lines and loss of elasticity, not to mention the risk of developing skin cancer, which is especially serious for paler skins. Minimise that risk by using sun protection even when you’re in the shade, re-applying every two hours and after each dip. Cover up with a T-shirt and hat during the hottest part of the day and be aware that UV rays can be intensified around reflective surfaces like sand, snow and water, and also at altitude. It’s often when you might think you’re at less of a risk that you need to be especially careful – UV rays can penetrate water, your skin can still be damaged through cloud and that gentle breeze that cools the air is doing nothing to make the sun any less likely to burn your skin.
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.
It’s something we rarely think of, but nails, just like skin, thrive when nourished and moisturised. Even more so when they’re constantly washed with soap day in and day out.
Treat them better with a nightly massage with oil (a good facial oil will do the trick). Focus on the cuticles and repeat throughout the day after each hand wash, or whenever the skin around the nail starts to feel dry. Finally soak with a generous layer of hand and nail cream.
Want to up your sex appeal? Luckily, with Clarins’ Bronzing & Blush Compact, there’s a savvy summer solution that’s guaranteed to help you beam with natural beauty. While its bronze tones amp up your natural skin tone, its featured blush ups your glow. Then, for the perfect bronzed and beautiful pairing, go for gold with a little extra added shimmer and make your smile shine with some Instant Light Lip Comfort in 07 featuring all the comfort and nourishment of an oil with added golden reflections. All in all, it’s a total look that will put your gorgeous glow front and centre.
With our busy, noisy, constantly connected lives, who gets to enjoy any silence? Especially when it feels impossible to slow down, reflect on life and reconnect. So, when it is now known that chronic noise affects the health, any opportunity to slow down, listen to nature and be alone with yourself is sure to do you a world of good. For a dose of needed calm, look no further than a wellness destination, all designed to help you sideline stress for anything from several days to several weeks.
This fine mist sets make-up for hours so that eye shadow does not budge and colour does not slip. Better yet, thanks to Aloe Vera extracts, this make-up must also delivers a moisturising spritz-on bonus. All thanks to rejuvenating grapefruit and reviving organic rosewater.
When a big night out beckons, mist Fix’ over the face before heading out and the evening is yours. Whether you’re heading to a bar, restaurant or a club, you can be sure of flawless make-up fabulousness until the end of the night.
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