Saturday, 31 December 2011

My New Year Resolutions For 2012

Hello ladies,

We've reached that time of the year when everyone starts making changes and taking resolutions. To be completely honest, I had never thought of taking serious new year resolutions - they were always random ones I took spontaneously. But this year I've decided to take resolutions and actually write them down so that I don't forget them. 2012 is going to be a big year for me. It's my last year in school, my first year in university, I'm turning 18... You know all the important stuff. Here are my resolutions :

  • Drink more water. I don't drink enough water and it's bad for my skin and my body. I'm going to make sure I have a bottle of water with me at all times when I'm in school.
  • Moisturize my legs. The skin on my legs tends to flake a lot so I need to make the effort to moisturize them every night ! 
  • Stop procrastinating. Probably my biggest resolution ! I'm the most horrible procrastinator in the history of procrastinators - it's terrible. It needs to stop ! 
  • Work my ass off. I have my friggin baccalaureat to pass at the end of the year ! I need to work my ass off to get the grade my top uni is asking me to get. The pressure is on. 
  • Blog more. I tend to slack on my blogging at times... In 2012, I'm going to make sure I get at least 2-3 posts per week. Hopefully more but I want this to be the minimum...
  • Keep my room tidy. How childish does this sound? But it's so true ! If I don't take care of my room it eventually gets into this mountain of mess and I don't want this to happen anymore.
  • Learn my lessons daily. In 2012, I want to be a good girl and learn the lessons I had during the day the second I get home. Need to get my head in the game. 

There are my resolutions. They might appear as really crappy but I'm serious about this and if I breach one of these you will be informed ;) 2011 was a great year if you ask me. A year I will forever remember and hopefully 2012 is good to me. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I will see you all in  2012 bitches ! 

Lots of Love, 


Thursday, 29 December 2011

Melvita's La Petite Ruche

Hey girls,

Today I have a rather exciting post for you (I don't know I was just excited to share this with you...) ! A few weeks ago I was introduced to Melvita. Never heard of it ? Neither had I. But it sure is one of those brands you want to know of. Trust me.

Melvita was founded by biologist and beekeeper, Bernard Chevilliait. He moved to the South East of France with his brother to set up a bee farm and a few years later created Melvita, currently the largest certified organic brand in France. You can definitely feel that the founder wanted to share his love for nature and more specifically his love for Provence. He uses a lot of  ingredients such as lavender, rosemary, geranium, to name a few, all very Provence-y scents (I love.) and of course honey. I think this is enough information you need to know about the brand now let's talk products.

Before writing this post I tried on all of the products and I am in love. The main ingredients in this range of products are Thyme, Acacia, Orange Blossom and of course HONEY. Now if you suffer of dry skin then this is probably going to be your go-to product. Why ? Honey instantly replenishes lost nutrients, it thickens the dermal and epidermal layers of your skin and is able to treat the causes of dry skin to prevent it from coming back. Hello! What more can yo ask for. 

Apicosma Skin-softening nourishing body milk* ( Full Size £17.50) feels amazing when applied to your skin. It absorbs so quickly and leaves your body feeling baby-soft. It smells of apricot which is weird because there is no apricot in the product but the scent isn't too strong and quickly goes away. Definitely going to use this on my legs for the next few days cause us girls all want to have schexy legs for the new year don't we ? ;) 

Apicosma Repairing Lip Balm* (£7) is my new favorite lip balm. Hands down. The blend of Argan oil , Beeswax and Shea Butter leave your lips feeling oh-so-soft without leaving any residue. This is probably my favorite out of the 3 ! I can't stop applying it on my lips.

Apicosma Extra-Rich Hand Cream* ( Full Size £16.50) is going straight in my hand bag. I actually have this on my hands right now and they feel so soft ! Seriously. Go try it in store. 

You can either get the gift set like the one I have ( IT'S ON SALE! FOR A WHOPPING £9.45,8,1,4394,38574.htm ) or get them in full-size ! There are two Melvita stores in London : Putney Exchange or Covent Garden but you can also find their products at Whole Foods. 

They have so much more products like beauty oils ( they have argan freaking oil. ), floral waters, bath&shower products, shampoo and lots more. I'm actually eyeing their Lavender Floral Water and their cuticle oil ! 

I hope Santa was good to you :)

Lots of Love, 


*PR Samples

Monday, 26 December 2011

TAG : This or That?

Hello lovelies,

I came across this tag on and thought it sounded interesting. I tag all of you to do this one and then link your post or video in the comments !

Coke or Pepsi ? Definitely more of a Coke person. I don't drink it that often though !

Ice cream or frozen yogurt? Tough one. But ever since Pinkberry has opened in London, frozen yogurt has become my favorite snack :)

Clothes or makeup? Geez. Another hard one ! But I'm going to have to prefer... CLOTHES. Sorry makeup but clothes are just magical. Beautiful pieces that make you look better. I know we can say the same thing about makeup - whatever.

Hairspray or frizz lotion? I definitely don't have frizzy hair. I have the straightest hair in the existence of human beings (it's true okay!) ! So I guess hairspray.

T.V or book ? Neither. I don't watch TV or read books that often. Sadly, I think I watch more TV than i read. That has to change.

Pool or Beach ? Beaches are a lot more fun !

Water or Soda? WATER WATER WATER !

Sandals or Boots ? I love boooties! :)

Purse or backpack ? Hello, a purse of course.

Team Jacob or Team Edward? I'm Team Edward for sure ! AND Team Taylor Lautner.

Wizards of Waverly Place or Hannah Montana ? To be completely honest with you guys I have never watched either... Just never was interested in these TV Shows. I was more of a Recess/Kim Possible/Totally Spies kinda girl.

Mall or online shopping ? I am definitely a mall person. I like to see and feel what I buy.

Tennis or soccer? TENNIS ALL THE WAY!

MAC or maybelline? It's got to be MAC.

Lots of Love , 

Laura x 

Sunday, 25 December 2011


Cupcakes And Cashmere 

I hope that all the lovely people following this blog are having a fanta-bulous Christmas lunch with their loved ones. When this post goes up I'm probably eating some foie gras... 

I hope you're all eating all the stuff you love and let yourself go just for today. You'll lose it all during your shopping on Boxing Day ;) 

Lots of Love,

Laura x 

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Easy Tasty Baked Tapenade Chicken

Hello there girlies,

I have been neglecting this space a little too much recently... Whoopsies ! But now that I am on holidays I'm going to be able to post so much more and maybe include a video or two :) Today I bring you this little dish that I made the other day when my mom wasn't in and that I had to cook. It is pretty much the easiest thing to do. Trust me !

These are the two main ingredients you are going to need : Boneless Chicken Breasts and Green Olive 

You are going to want to slit the chicken three times as you can see above. 

Put it in a baking dish and cover the chicken with tapenade (the more the yummier). Then add some white wine, oil, cloves and slices of tomatoes and there you have it. Some yummy dinner done in seconds! If I remember well I left it to cook for 25-30 mins in the oven. 

Dinner made in minutes and perfect for when you don't have time to do anything too complicated. 

Hope you like it, 


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Oily Hair Problems

Hey girlies,

Are you suffering from thin, fragile hair that has the tendency to drop ? I may have found the solution for this. I suffer from oily hair which makes my hair weak therefore I suffer from hair loss. Not major hair loss or anything but my hair does drop and I don't exactly like that !

The first thing that came to mind when I first felt like my hair was weaker was I need to change my diet and take vitamins. It is important to have a healthy diet if you want healthy hair (same thing goes for your skin). You can also take vitamins like Imedeen hair & nails which is £23.49 for 60 tablets at Boots. It is a little steep but this really will help if you suffer from severe hair loss as there is a lot of biotin in these tablets. I thought I needed more of an overall vitamin which is why I went for the Wellwoman tricologic woman. It's loaded with all kinds of vitamins and of course biotin.

Once you have dealt with the diet part you just might have to change what you put on your hair. Starting with the shampoo you use.

I use Neutrogena's T Gel Shampoo for Greasy hair. What is important in the shampoo you use is that it needs to have the least chemicals possible! You will feel it when you use the shampoo because it won't foam as much as any shampoo. Aussie Shampoos are also good because they are low in chemicals and high in natural ingredients. For my conditioner I like Le Petit Marseillais range which resembles to Aussie except that you can only find it in France. These shampoos are so gentle you can use them everyday without worrying it will damage your hair. 

So there you have it. I hope this helped anyone with oily hair ! 

If you have any other recommendations feel free to leave them in the comments below :) 


Sunday, 18 December 2011

The Sunday Post #03

Hello girlies,

Finally I am on a break ! School is over... for two weeks. I know it's not much but I just needed it.

001. We had a rather relaxing week at school with the teachers going on strike and no tests. Pure bliss. The teachers have given us heaps and heaps of homework to do during the break though! Which is not good news. Ha. 

002. I finalized my Christmas presents on Wednesday. I actually had my own money to spend on people this year and it felt so good. I used to love receiving presents but I think I love giving just as much :) 

003. Christmas dinner at Carla's was amaze balls. Foie Gras and Sushi were involved. I know they don't go together but it was SO yummy. 

004. OMFGSWDIHWID Augustine gave me another Essie Nail Polish for Christmas and Astrid got me nail polishes from Topshop. Yeah, people know me as the nail polish addict. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU girlies. ( I know you'll be reading this Gus :p ) 

005. Got a new Comptoir des Cotonniers coat on Saturday! Will feature it in a post sometime soon :) 

006. It's my sister's birthday today so we went to Tsunami (Japanese restaurant you need to check out) and now we are going to cut her cake. Yum.

On that note, I am going to leave you because it's cutting-the-cake time :) Have a lovely Sunday evening. I think i'm going to watch a bit of telly tonight ! I never do... 

Ciao bambinas, 


What I Wore Saturday #03

Hey girlies,

Sorry for being a little late on this post ! I took the pictures late last night and obviously I forgot to take a picture of my shoes. How intelligent ! Anyway, I wore a pretty simple outfit yesterday. A comfy laid-back outfit. Just what I love.

Blazer - Topshop 

T-Shirt - River Island 

Leggings - H&M 

I paired this outfit with gray studded boots from Nine West. Now I regret not having taken a picture with the shoes on... Promise next week I will have a picture of my whole outfit. Wait a second, next week is CHRISTMAS ! Wooooop :) 

Till then , 


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Nutrasome Thickening Shampoo And Serum by Revlon

Hey girlies,

I have been suffering from hair loss recently... Not sure what it is, if it's because I have a very oily scalp or because I have thin hair or if i'm stressed out ! But I was determined to find a solution to my problem and fast ! So off I went to my local Boots to purchase this Nutrasome thickening shampoo and serum. Beforehand, I had read a few reviews which convinced me to buy this.

Claims: The unique formulation in Nutrasome Thickening Shampoo contains TriOxyl Complex which glides through the hair without damaging hair strands. It is designed to penetrate down to the root of each hair strand, increasing its flexible strength and works on the outside to help hair feel thicker, look thicker and be thicker. 

This sounds like an amazing product, don't you think ? I mean if you saw this product in-stores and just read the description and the claims you would fall for it. Just like I did. I should have known this was just some rubbish talk! The Shampoo and the Serum worked pretty well during the first week. My hair had a lot more volume and it wasn't dropping as much which really reassured me. As I came into my second week of using this product, I felt my hair wasn't as strong as it was in the last few days... Imagine how annoyed I was. So what can I say about this product ? It works but only for a week. Definitely not what you can call a "good" product. So although the description was well written this is definitely not something I could recommend for someone suffering from hair loss. 

But thank god I found a whole new hair routine with great products and I will do a whole other post on that so keep your eyes peeled ;) 


Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Sunday Post #03

Hey girlies,

Instead of a picture this week I have my favorite song of the week. Don't you just love it ?

001. I have been UB-SESSED with Vlogmas videos. I even considered doing it myself but then realized that my days would probably be too boring for you. You want to know what my daily routine is? Easy. Wake-up. Eat. Go to School. Eat. Work. Sleep. 

002. After watching Allthatglitters21, I discovered this new TV Show called Hart Of Dixie. Believe it or not I absolutely adore it. Rachel Bilson is on it as well ! Watching her reminds me of The O.C 

003. If you live in the UK then i'm sure you are following The X Factor Final this week? Yeah well can I just say this year's Final pretty much sucked. As I write this post the winner has yet to be revealed but I predict Little Mix is going to win. And i'm sure everyone think they're going to win ! 

004. We finally put out christmas tree up ! I'm just hoping it's going to snow before christmas !

Alright that's a wrap. I am going back to watching Hart Of Dixie ! 

Have a lovely Sunday Evening,


Friday, 9 December 2011

L'Oreal Glam Shine 6h

Hello girlies,

Hope your week is going well ! Today I have a review for y'all. Feels like ages since I actually did one of these.

 L'Oreal Glam Shine 6h in Red Charm

Recently, I have been grabbing more lipstick than lip glosses. But that changed when I found this lovely red gloss. If you are, like me , afraid of wearing red lipstick then this is just what you need. The red isn't too dark but it still is RED. It completely changes your look with just one swipe of it and believe it or not it stays on for such a long time. Longer than your regular lip gloss anyway ! My favorite thing about this lip gloss is it's applicator. I could just swipe this on everyday without stopping! The applicator is SO soft and it's just pleasant to apply this on your lips.This has definitely been my go-to lip product for the last few weeks. Definitely worth a try and I couldn't recommend it enough at this point. It is available at Superdrug and Boots. So go on and give this one a go :) 

Price : £8.69 

Sunday, 4 December 2011

The Sunday Post #02

{Herve Leger dresses at Selfridge's. I. Want. One. } 

{Oxford Street this Saturday!} 

001. First of all, I have no idea where this week went ! It just flew away and we are just 3 weeks away from Christmas. And I finally know what I want.... Hehe 

002. I had to prepare dinner on most night's with my mom not being at home. It's been pretty challenging but here I am still standing. ( By the way, I have a new recipe for those lazy night's coming up very soon. 

003. Started of the week-end with some Christmas shopping on Oxford Street with Carla ! Glad they closed down the roads so that people could actually walk freely. 

004. I saw a celeb this week-end. Hell to the yes I did. Her name is SOPHIA GRACE. If you follow me on twitter then you might have seen the sneaky picture I took! Hehe If you guys have never heard of her well you might want to click here. Uh-mazing girls. We saw her with her parents and Rosie in front of this Italian restaurant and they were both in their PINK TUTUS. Attention-seeker much ? 

005. Tennis freak I am, I watched the Davis Cup Final. One word on Rafael Nadal : Genius. He won it and what an ending to this season of Tennis. 

006. Tonight is the Results on X Factor and we are finally going to know who is going through to THE FINALS. I'm for Amelia Lily all the way. So good luck to her. 

What did you guys do this week ? Who are you rooting for on The X Factor ? 

Have a lovely end of week-end everyone x 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

What I Wore Saturday #02

Hey girlies,

Here is my second "What I Wore Saturday" post ! If you follow my blog on a day-to-day basis then you might have seen that I missed last Saturday's post... Whoopsies. But it won't happen again ! Pinky swear ;) Enough rambling and let's see what I'm wearing today !

Sorry for the bad lighting I took these pictures a little too late ! Also, I need to hit the gym so no comment on my fat thighs please.haha

Top - Emoi Paris ( my mother bought this maybe 20 years ago in Paris. The brand doesn't exist anymore...)

Jodhpurs - Topshop 

Ring - Wired Jewellery  

Bracelet - Agatha Paris 

I paired this outfit with my White Converse which I have been wearing way too much lately! 

What do you guys think about this outfit? Hope you liked it :)


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Brissi Fruits d'Epices Candle

Hello lovelies,

I have a rather relaxing post for you today. We are definitely in the winter-y months period, you know that moment when everyone is lighting up their candles and cuddling up in bed with tea. Yeah, that time of the year. But I feel like to make the experience complete it is necessary to have the perfect candle.

This candle is simply marvelous. It smells of Mulberry, Vanilla and Pepper and I have never smelt anything quite like this. It smells divine, not too overpowering just a very subtle scent that lingers in your room even when the candle isn't lit. The scent is so relaxing and I love lighting the candle whenever I get in bed to watch a movie or when it's a chill night ! They last for such a long time as well so even if they are around £22, they are of top quality and they will not disappoint. 

What are your favorite candles during the winter months ? Please share I am always on the lookout for more :)