Monthly Archives: January 2016

It’s a man’s world!

Do men need a different skincare regime then woman?

Is a question I often get so I decided to write a post about it…

Men’s general skin care needs do in fact vary from those of women. “Men’s skin is about 25% thicker with more collagen, more and larger hair follicles and more sebum production, all of which is mostly due to increased testosterone production.
These differences make men’s skin less sensitive and able to handle stronger ingredients.
Men skin is also oilier, with a complex network of blood vessels that allows for easier cell repair.
However, it also makes them a bit more acne-prone, so they don’t need as heavy cream-based products,” men don’t show signs of aging quite as early as women do.

And men generally prefer fragrance-free, and products that are easy to use and generally like a more masculine” packaging.
whereas women tend to prefer pretty scents and longer, luxurious routines.

The key ingredients worth looking out for are:

Retinoids, peptides, antioxidants and so forth, they work across skin types of both genders. It’s worth knowing that men’s skin is different than women’s in its structure.
As such, her products aren’t going to do you any harm, but they probably won’t reap the instant results you were hoping for either.

But not all men are buying male-only brands. In fact, they often opt for unisex or female-targeted brands instead. In short, a lot of men still buy according to their needs rather than their gender.

Nowaday’s you have brands who opt for unisex packaging, so men don’t need to shy away from having a to frilly cream in their bathroom.

So the answer goes both ways

For a cleanser – day-or-night cream I would stick to the men’s or unisex department.
As advice always use a good facial cleanser, preferably an exfoliating one.
But for an eye-cream or a mask! Go ahead and start digging in your woman’s 100€ jar, but be warned cause she might not be too amused about it! 😉

Hugs Tamar

Estee Lauder new eye wonder!

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New Dimension Firming + Fill eye System

Following the success of the New dimension Sculpting and contouring skincare, Estee Lauder came out with the New Dimension Firm + Fill eye system.

The products comes with two application processes

The top cream is a light gel texture, formulated with Estee Lauder’s Pro-Collagen Complex. It tightens, tones and hydrates the skin eye area.
The second cream is actually a filler with light–diffusing optics to instantly smooth the eye area, it smooth’s your eye skin and it looks firmer and strengthened.

I love the feeling

I get from the first eye gel, it’s cooling and tightening and what I love too is that you can use it day and night.
The second cream fills fine lines; use it very sparingly because it has a heavy texture, so you don’t need a lot to make it work :)
Pat, it under your eye skin area, and see how it works wonders and sets you off with a healthy wide awake look.
After this, you can use your concealer if you want to.

I’m really ecstatically happy with Estee Lauder’s New Dimension Firm + Fill Eye system, it’s easy to use and it works fast.
Try it out and let me know what you think about it!

Availabla@ IPXL

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Tamar x

Fratelli Rossetti Aloha collection

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Aloha Fratelli Rossetti

Fratelli Rossetti the famous Italian shoe brand founded in 1953 by Renzo Rossetti embarked on an adventure working day and night in his workshop. Renzo passionate and skilled, together with talented craftsmen helped make the company outstanding. Known for their high quality shoes. Renzo’s three children grew up playing and chasing each other up and down the warehouse.

Unintentionally the three boys later started to work with the company and so Fratelli Rossetti became a family business. Until now the 3 sons still work together, looking after the craftsmanship heritage of their father.

For spring/summer 2016

Fratelli Rossetti came out with a beautiful woman collection, one you simply can’t miss and surely will love too.

Aloha collection inspired by traditional Hawaiian tattoos, featuring colourful flowers and burgeoning vegetation.


There are five iconic models in the collection

Pastels, from yellow to pink, white and aquamarine the loafers come in the following models Brera, Oxfords, Dandies, Laceless, Hobos and the oversize Napa leather Hobos. The exotic and unique tattoo art are created using artisan techniques and drawn by the expert hands of highly mastered Craftsman.

All The Fratelli Rossetti shoes are pure gems, but I fell in love with the soft colours and the beautiful Hawaiian tattoo art. Take a look at their website to see the entire shoe range from classical to fresh newcomers


Hugs Tamar x!

Beauty Bible

What better way to learn the in’s and the out’s of the beauty world than from the pro’s itself?

From perfumery to skincare, from body care to make up. Ici Paris Xl came out with a beauty bible covering all you need to know to become a ‘Beautyista’ yourself.

They invite you on a journey that helps you discover the history of perfumery and how to find the perfume that suits you best.
What to look out for, how to master the necessities of your beauty ritual. Why you absolutely need a serum and an eye cream.
In this post, I’m going to share a few of Ici Paris XL hands-on tricks if you need more in-depth.advice. Don’t miss out on this ‘beauty bible available @ ICI Paris XL stores and online.

Let’s start with the beautiful world of scents.
Perfume is something very individual, it’s not just a scent, it’s a part of your personality, it’s like the famous saying from Marilyn Monroe

“ What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel N°. 5 of course”

The best time to spray perfume is right after your shower or bath, this because of your dilated pores that absorb the perfume molecules to a deeper level of your skin.
And if you want to get the best result of your perfume, you must learn the art of layering …
You become a master by using different forms from the same perfume. For example, use a perfumed soap, bad oil, shower gel, body lotion or cream to create the effect tripled by four!

“I believe happy girls are the prettiest”

Your inner beauty is always the most powerful, but a well-conditioned skin is also important so you can’t live without these tips.
Eye creams are a necessity because your skin around your eyes is much thinner, and eye creams are ophthalmologically tested and don’t have any perfumes in it. Also, the texture of a facial cream would be too heavy to penetrate the delicate eye area.
And don’t forget to use a serum, they give your skin a boost and make your cream more powerful.

The book is packed with loads of tips, especially about makeup. How to make your eyes look bigger, how to get the best results from your mascara, why a sun powder isn’t a blush? And more…
The “beauty bible” has 10 step by step makeup looks, so you can look your absolute best at any occasion.

So beauties get your well-manicured paws on that “Beauty bible” and feel like a Goddess, they also included a section for our beautiful groomed men! so if you are wondering who stole your book? you don’t have to look very far! 😉



The beauty bible 29,95 euro, (published by Borgerhoff & Lamberigts) available in dutch and French.

Hugs Tamar