So the best new beauty box you need to know about is mine! This fall we travelled to France in our search for French-inspired beauty. French girls have always had that certain je ne sais quoi. It’s the way they can still look natural yet pulled together at the same time. You can’t put your finger on what it is that they did to look so good but it’s that effortless beauty that has been admired by all for many years. One secret of the French? Well, it’s definitely a good skincare regime. This is ingrained into the French woman from a young age.
My Bonjour Beauty box was inspired by this natural glow that French women possess and so the products in this box have been selected to enhance your natural beauty – from the Sève Divine de Dattes by Odaites to give you radiant skin naturally (using the antioxidant power of the date) to the Talika Lipocils Eyelash Conditioning Gel that uses a natural formula of plant extracts to guarantee eyelash growth in 28 days. Naturally longer lashes and radiant skin? Let’s just say, you got lucky this month!
Again, with French beauty it’s all about that natural glow. But Parisian women in particular pull off a chic look with just a slick of lipstick to look like they are nailing it in life whilst still being natural. Une by Bourjois (yes the same Bourjois we all know and love) is a make-up brand that is made with 100% natural ingredients (using organic wherever possible) and recyclable materials. Now that’s a lipstick we can all get behind! Lipstick is transformational and is the one beauty item that I myself could never live without. Apply this beauty trick to achieve an effortless pulled together look – without even trying!
If I told you that you could lengthen your eyelashes in 28 days up to 2.5mm using a completely natural plant-based formula, would you believe me? Well it’s actually true! If your eyelashes have become sparse, weak, or brittle and need some love or if you just want longer lashes in general then the Talika Lipocils Eyelash Conditioning Gel is for you. By nourishing your lashes they can reach their maximum length which they normally never do under normal conditions. If the French get away with no eye make-up and just a slick of lipstick, why shouldn’t you?
It’s important to treat your face to a little special something every now and then. I am a BIG fan of masks, and in particular, masks that help me get a radiant glow just like a French woman. That’s exactly what the Sève Divine de Dattes mask from Odaites does (a natural French brand which uses 100% virgin oils and whose products contain no parabens, colorants, silicone, PEG or sulphates). The secret ingredient in this mask is the date, which is rich in polyphenols, vitamins and trace elements essential for collagen formation. The other key ingredient is apricot seed oil which nourishes the skin. Face feeling dull and dehydrated? Then this mask is for you. Use it 1-2 times per week for noticeable results. Simply apply to clean skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off. Another tip for extra-glowing skin? Massage it in!
Add a little blush onto a natural face and you are perfecting the minimal French beauty look. A dab of blush will brighten dull or tired skin and add some life into your face. This pot blusher from Bourjois has been around for almost 150 years! So, not only does this product have a history, but it’s also a darn good blusher! The baked texture blends like a dream into the skin so that no one will even know you are wearing blush. Try it on a fresh face for a rosy, healthy glow.
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