CIRE TRUDON DADA

CIRE TRUDON DADA

Cire Trudon has been on my wishlist for a very long time. Cire Trudon was founded in 1643. Maison de Cire Trudon is the oldest wax-producing factory and  was also the provider of the royal court of Louis XIV, the great churches of France and they were also the Royal wax manufacturer serving the Queen. The candles are hand made with a lot of effort and presented in a brown glass container with a gold leaf vessel. I am a sucker for rich scented candles in beautiful jars because I love to decorate my home with candles. I purchased my first Cire Trudon candle at s’ Zomers Rotterdam. The candles are displayed on a big table and covered with a glass dome to retain the fragrance. This candle has been on my wishlist for quite some time. I am used to the Diptique candles but the Cire Trudon is top of the range. Compared to the Diptyque candles Cire trudon is slightly bigger and around €20 more expensive but you  really get what you pay for. The candle is made of a vegetal wax blend with soy and the dried kernel of coconut. They burn clean without producing smoke. I avoid super cheap candles and candles made in China because I consider it as toxic. Cheap candles not only smell cheap but they also give me a headache. (Breeze I am looking at you!!) I bought  the ‘Dada’ but I was convinced for a very long time that my first Cire Trudon candle would be the ‘Odalisque’. I chose the Dada because of the fresh scent, it makes me remind...
THE NET SET SOCIAL SHOPPING NETWORK

THE NET SET SOCIAL SHOPPING NETWORK

My new addiction ‘The Net Set Social Shopping Network’  is THE NET A-PORTER GROUP’s first venture in uniting its social media, fashion and communities in one place. The app is build for the iPhone. iPad and the Apple watch. The NET SET invites you (fashion lover, personality, beautylover and brand) to share your style, love and inspiration instantly and effortlessly. The app is fully shoppable. What can you do on the app? – Discover a live feed of the  luxury fashion items and content trending across the globe – Comment, advise and recommend items and content to friends and admirers – Upload and share items and images that define their style – Admire and engage with style icons, fashion designers and brands – Inspire and be inspired by personalized “love lists” – Find and create shoppable style matches to any image using built-in visual recognition technology – Join and create style tribes to further personalize the shopping experience – Create a stylish profile that others can see and admire – Admire friends and other stylish members and use their fashionable eye to keep up with the latest trends – Shop 350+ of the worlds most sought after fashion collections I love instagram because it is a big community of inspiration but THE NET SET is definitely my new favourite app. I love the design, and the fact that Net a Porter makes it so easy to shop my beauty and fashion collections.  ...
De MAMIEL SPRING FACIAL OIL

De MAMIEL SPRING FACIAL OIL

Pepare your skin for spring with DE MAMIEL Spring Facial Oil(€81,95/20ml). This oil is sublime I can’t wait to tell you more about it. de Mamiel creates a facial oil for each season. It makes complete sense because you treat your skin differently during different seasons. I dont use a thick cream in the summer or a lightweight one during winter times I guess non of you do. De Mamiel spring facial oil gives your skin what it needs during spring season. The spring facial oil is all about brightening and renewing the skin. “de Mamiel Seasonal Oils are hand blended and produced in a strictly limited edition, using only premium ingredients from the purest natural organic sources possible. These ingredients are chosen just weeks before the product goes on sale to ensure the most therapeutic blend to suit the effects of the climate and the emotional aspects of the season ahead. Available only four times a year” The Spring blend contains essential oils of grapefruit (helps clear lymphatic congestion; skin tonic for oily, congested skin, acne, blemishes and blocked pores. Smoothes away stagnant ‘qi’ physically and emotionally thus ridding us of tension, frustration and moodiness), juniper (Toning and detoxifying; circulatory stimulant, cleans up sluggish skin via the blood and helps with lymph drainage; anti-microbial. Helps restore determination and will. Stimulates yang energy), geranium (improves skin circulation and skin tone; helps to clear congested skin, dermatitis and eczema; balances the production of sebum in the skin; invaluable skin healing properties, superb for oxygenating facial skin especially where there are broken capillaries and veins.) and calendula (soothes and heals skin;...
SKINS INSTITUTE & AFRICAN BOTANICS MARULA OIL

SKINS INSTITUTE & AFRICAN BOTANICS MARULA OIL

Last Friday I went to Skins Institute Runstraat for a quick 30 minutes facial. The facial was customized and included a skin analysis to ensure that the the follow up treatments are perfect for my skin type. The products they work with are high end and also organic. I am so into organic products these days, they are fabulous for my combination and sensitive skin and I love the fact that especially the face oils are packed with nutrients, minerals and essential fatty acids. When you choose to go for a face oil instead of a moisturizer you get the whole package! Oils are all natural and need no preservatives. If you want to discover high end organic products you need to visit Skins Institute. Skins Institute is a big organic walhalla! Like heaven on earth. The nice beautician introduced me to African Botanics Marula Oil. African Botanics was founded in 2012 by Craig and Julia Noik and is based in Los Angeles. Their South African roots inspired them to create this line. Paulina Moes from Skins Institute brought this line to The Netherlands and she is very excited about it. The beautician removed my make-up with this antioxidant and omega-rich Marula Cleansing Oil which is perfect for my combination and sensitive skin. “The Pure Marula Cleansing Oil removes make-up, pollution, dead skin cells and surface impurities without causing irritation or skin dehydration.” Doesn’t this sound great?? And this is just the beginning of my beauty adventure with Marula Oil. After cleansing my skin she tweezed away some excessive eyebrow hairs to help me maintain my eyebrows. After tweezing my...
DR VRANJES FRAGANZA D’AMBIENTE

DR VRANJES FRAGANZA D’AMBIENTE

There we go again! I was walking trough Skins Cosmetics this weekend when the Dr Vranjes collection caught my eye. I always wanted to have a reed diffuser from Dr Vranjes in my bedroom, the ‘clean’ and simple packaging look very nice and chic, and Dr Vranjes uses the finest essential oils and pure natural ingredients to fill your room with bouquet to enrich the air and remove unwanted smells. I ended up choosing TUBEROSA MUGHETTO.  TUBEROSA MUGHETTO ” Toghether for the elegance of their notes. Delicate and pure Lilly of the Valley, with a touch of Hyacinth, and intense and mysterious Assoluta di Tuberosa.  It relaxes and balances the ood while enriching the air with purifying components”. I still love my candles but a reed diffuser doesn’t have to be lighted, blowed out and you don’t need to trim the wick. For a busy person like me it is much easyer to maintain then a candle. Dr Vranjes reed diffusers are available in 5 sizes: The first few hours I didn’t smell the Tuberosa Mughetto very good so I was a little bit dissapointed, but then I remembered that i have been told to turn the bamboos after putting them in the bottle for 30-60 minutes. There is one downside to this product. The fragrance evaporates very quick, this means that you must buy the refil imediately because you need to add the perfume constantly to leave the level above the curvature of the bottle. The shop lady told me that a 100 ml bottle will last for six months but Dr Vranjes claims that it will last me 3 to 4...

EVENING BAG ESSENTIALS

Evening bag Essentials How to pack your evening bag for an important dinner or a nice evening out? Wat is the utmost necessity for your evening bag? It is very important to keep some color in your evening bag for reapplications throughout the evening. My favourite evening touch up lipsticks are Dior Addict 865 Collection and MAC matte Lady Danger. After dinner and drinks my lipstick normally wears off. It would be a dream come true if the lipstick stays so glossy and perfectly applied like in the magazines, but sadly enough it does wear off. I love Valentino rock studs bags, the rockstuds add a hint of rock and roll to your evening outfit. This mini bag can also be worn crossbody and looks good with a nice pair of jeans and a great jacket. Touch up your make-up without looking chalky and matte, I love Chanel Les Beiges for a natural, glowy finish. In my reviews you can read that I advocate the ‘clean’ make-up look. I do not like a hundred layers and a chalky look. Les Beiges is nothing like that. I Always keep it in my evening bag because make-up fades during the night, especially when you are hitting the dancefloor. I love to dance, and when it becomes hot on the dancefloor you can’t avoid sweating.  Sweating will turn your make-up to liquid and makes it ‘slide’ off. This Saint Laurent Classic Monogramme shoulder bag is the perfect leopard printed bag. I love to wear black that is probably the reason that i choose this one over the original leopard print. The Saint Laurent Classic Monogramme bag makes a...
JO MALONE LONDON HOME COLLECTION

JO MALONE LONDON HOME COLLECTION

‘Jo Malone London’ Home Collection ** Update: This diffuser enlights my crib with her delicious but not overpowering scent. Its such a warm welcome when I come home! I really do recommend you to purchase this diffuser!! Its one of the best around. Everyone can use a touch of glamour at home. I love scented candles and beautiful diffusers, they give your home a touch of glam. I need to admit that I wasn’t really into reed diffusers a while ago. Why? because a lot of reed diffusers are made with syntetic oils and I don’t really like the smell of synthetic oils. Synthetic products can be cheaper to produce but to be honest with you, they give me a headache 99% of the time. Jo Malone bag Jo Malone packaging The Pommegrante Noir is one of Jo Malone’s top sold fragrances. Pommegrante, raspberry and plum are spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy Woods. I just love it! The fragrance is delicate and natural (that means no headache). It looks really pretty on a bookshelf or on your coffee table, in combination with some nice coffee table books.  The nice Stylist told me that the fragrance will last for about eight months! How wonderful is that? In my opinion the lastingpower and the quality of this diffuser really justify the hefty pricetag. Do not forget that some reed diffusers only last for six to eight weeks. For € 65 you get 165 ml of natural frangrance, eight months of pleasure and a chic bottle to show off on your coffee table or  dressing table. Jo Malone TIP! Don’t use all the reeds the...
#BEAUTY

#BEAUTY

Vandaag deel ik met jullie mijn favoriete beauty websites! Websites die mij allemaal inspireren en waar ik elke dag even naar kijk. 1. Violet Grey Mijn #1 digitale magazine!! “Read the Files and Shop the Shelves” Als ik wil weten of een beauty product echt goed is, raadpleeg ik altijd even deze prachtige website. Als het product ‘approved is by the Violet Code’ weet ik dat het goed zit. The Violet Shelves verkoopt namelijk alleen producten waar ze voor de volle honderd procent achter staan. Deze website bevat ook geweldige tutorials gemaakt door Hollywood insiders. Ik kijk mijn ogen altijd uit en ik zou zo de hele webwinkel leeg willen kopen. www.violetgrey.com 2  2. Into The Gloss Video, The face, The Makeup, The Review allemaal interessant om te lezen. Deze website staat bekend om haar persoonlijke reviews van producten en om de video’s over het gebruik van producten. Mijn favoriete onderdeel is Top Shelve. Voor het rubriek Top Shelve interviewt Emily Weiss (oprichtster) o.a. modellen, bloggers en artiesten over hun beauty routine en hun ‘must have’ producten. Ik heb op deze manier veel producten leren kennen die in Nederland niet (nog) niet verkocht worden. Je bent gewaarschuwd voor deze verslavende site! www.intothegloss.com 3. The Raeviewer Een blogger naar mijn hart! Rae is een freelance visagiste. Ze begon in 2010 met haar blog en voegde daar ook een Youtube kanaal bij. Rae beoordeelt luxe producten en doet dit op een hele uitgebreide manier. Als je veel tijd hebt en veel wilt weten over bepaalde producten raad ik je aan om haar reviews te lezen. Ik kijk altijd even op haar blog om ‘up to...
OH DIPTYQUE

OH DIPTYQUE

Diptyque kaarsen stralen veel luxe uit en ze ruiken heerlijk! De geurkaarsen van Diptyque zijn natuurlijk en puur. Enkele maanden geleden is de geur Vanille toegevoegd aan de collectie. Vanille is alleen verkrijgbaar in medium/groot formaat.Vanille ruikt als vanille maar dan met vleugje ‘wood’.De medium kaarsen vanDiptique hebben 60 branduren wegen 190 gram en kosten 45€ per stuk. Als de kaars is opgebrand, kan de houder gebruikt worden als make-up of kwasten opberger. Niet elke kaars van Diptyque ruikt even intens dat is het enige nadeel wat ik kan verzinnen.Ik zou aanraden om eventueel reviews te lezen over de geur om te kijken of het voldoet aan je verwachtingen. Tips: – Laat de kaars op de eerste dag maximaal een uur branden, bouw de branduren daarna rustig op. Dit voorkomt dat de kaars oneven gaat branden waardoor je als het ware een gedeelte van het product verliest. – Knip het lontje na de eerste keer kort, dit zorgt ervoor dat de vlam ‘rustig’ brandt en stabiel blijft. – Vermijd tocht! Ook dit voorkomt dat de kaars oneven gaat branden....

WINING AND DINING

Afgelopen maandag had ik een lunchdate staan met een goede vriendin. Wij zijn allebei dol op lekker eten en dat doen we dan ook graag in Amsterdam. Deze keer hebben we gekozen voor een lunch bij Ron Gastrobar. Het restaurant is licht, gezellig en ruim. We kregen een leuke tafel aan het raam en de bediening deed goed haar best ondanks de drukte. Het eten is Frans Internationaal georiënteerd, de voor-hoofdgerechten kosten allemaal vijftien euro per stuk en de desserts kosten negen euro per stuk. De tijd vloog voorbij, kortom een geslaagde lunch en dat op de maandag middag! Ik dacht zelfs even dat het weer weekend was. Gebakken tongschar Geroosterde zwezerik Taartje van pure...
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Welcome to my beauty blog theglowguide.nl. My name is Priscilla Pablo and I just love the finer things in life. My blog The Glowguide focusses largely on high end beauty products but besides my endessly love for beauty products and beauty treatments I am a big foodie and I love to discover new things by travelling the world.I hope to insipire others with my passion. There is so much to choose from and I know how difficult it can be to find out what works for you. I hope that I can be that guide to help you find your way through this ever-growing world of beauty. Contact me on priscilla [at] theglowguide.nl

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