Tamar

Wear your Funky!

Hail Mary its finally spring…

Time to get outside, kick the curb, get a tan, have long summer evenings with your nearest and dearest! Getting rid of the dark and cold winter and warm fluffy boots.

Saying yes to frilly fresh colored summer clothes, sandals and hot steamy BBQ’s ☺
Yihaaaaa! It’s time to come out of your hibernation…  And with the spring in our steps, I’m delighted to give you some great news from “Fashion land”`

A new star is born!

“Funky Couture Antwerp” Home based in our glorious fashion city… Alix Adria owner and designer of “Funky Couture Antwerp”  is set for a beautiful career in fashion land.
As a former entrepreneur in real estate but with a creative mindset and a heart full of passion, she colors creatively outside of the box

With tees and sweaters, denims with Chanel fringes and things of the highest quality, this girl doesn’t only know how to set up a house but set’s in her own way the crayons on fashion designs and audacious quotes that make a mark!

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“You wanna hot body?
 You wanna Bugatti?
 You wanna wear Funky?
 You better work bitch!”

“Funky Couture Antwerp” is full of surprises and is hitting the streets with Zaza boom.
No better way than to flaunt the streets this spring and summer in her amazing T-shirts, funky pieces of denim, and sweaters….

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The summer collection is already for sale in several luxurious boutiques throughout Belgium.
You can buy the collection @

TOPPIO, Ieper – DOLL’S, Kortrijk – GUAPA, De Haan – ENSOR 14, Oostende – COTE BLANC, Beveren – KLEIN LONDEN, Oudenaarde – MEERT&LODGE, Schepdaal – PICCADILLY, Landen – COMO FASHION, Sint-Katelijne-Waver – IDEFIX, Sint Job in’t Goor – LE BOBAZAR, Westmalle – BOETIEK 14, Diepenbeek – STEFF-LINE, Tongeren – JOËLLE, Maaseik – PORTOFINOS, Hasselt and many more…

I’ll bet ya gonna love the collection too!
Hugs

Tamar x

www.funkycouture.be

Mexican soul food

 

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If you want to eat Mexican soul food

I know a great place to go to!

Last weekend we went city tripping’ in Haarlem Holland. A weekend to remember. ☺
First of all, we love the city! situated nearby Amsterdam and Bloemendaal.
Haarlem speaks Magic! It’s such a vibrant place to be, with cozy restaurants, cafes, great shopping streets and lovely hotels.

After strolling the streets we decide to get a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants. Meanwhile passing a place called “Popocatepetl” a Mexican Cafe /restaurant offering a list of great cocktails.
We both agreed that we would get us cocktails later on… ☺

And so we did!

Popocatepetl named after the famous Vulcan in Mexico was fully packed and has a vibrant and friendly vibe to it. We were welcomed by Gerd the owner of the restaurant smiling and having a good time himself.
After a while, he served us tequila shots on the house…. We knew by then it would be an amazing night filled with laughter and drinks.
The evening carried us into fun, good-times, and many drinks, with the friendly staff en guests of Popocatepetl. But in a loving, funny haze we made sure we had a dinner table booked for the next evening.
Wondering if the Mexican dishes would be as great as their cocktails?

And Carambaaa!

The food was so good, tasty and real Mexican. Chicken so well cooked and fresh, it almost fell off the bones…. A tasty Mexican veal burger to dream off.
They serve different great dishes from empanadas, guacamole, and nachos to Pez Espada Veracruz, to name just a few.
The restaurant, its cocktails, great food, and cozy cantina interior happily surprised us.
But most of all their hospitality and vibrancy, It’s been a while that I felt so home in a city and a place

So whenever you are near Haarlem, make sure to go and visit them. I am sure you are going to have a great night, with or without a sombrero 😉

https://haarlem.popo.nl/

 

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Hugs Tamar

xxx

Filorga Eyes-Absolute

Laboratories Filorga, famous for their Medi-Cosmetics came out with the newest and finest in eye care ‘Eyes-Absolute

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I couldn’t wait to test the sample and tell you my review about this little stick of eye magic…

The Claims!

Eyes-Absolute ‘Multi-correcting 6 in 1’ claims a healthy, glowing and less swollen eye contour from the first application, And after using it for a minimum of seven days it will make fine lines less noticeable and makes the appearance of dark circles lighter and under-eye bags disappear. Not only this, but you can use ‘Eyes–Absolute’ on your eyelids so it will give you a lifting effect and healthy long luscious eyelashes.

Tadaaa! This is the baby I need! ☺

So here’s my review…

What I really like about ‘Eyes-Absolute’ is the ‘Cryo-Effect’ the specially designed applicator gives you… And the instant cooling effect that makes your eyes go pop!
Filorga is famous for their ‘Cryolift™ a state-of-the-art non-surgical technology to treat signs of aging through Cryotherapy or “freeze therapy”. The treatment takes the skin down to -18 degrees Celsius, with a combination of gels.

Because of the special materials used for the applicator…

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You don’t have to stash your cream in the fridge, because the applicator stays cool the entire time. The cream consisting Hyaluronic acid, Pro Vitamin B5, Peptides, and Antioxidant extract of green algae has a pleasant feel and a soft sophisticated scent.

I only got my ‘Eyes-Absolute’ for about 4 days and I’m totally ecstatic about the Magic eye cream already! I love that the product takes care of my eye skin but also nourishes my lashes. I use it in the morning and it has a nice cooling effect throughout the day. So I’m curious if it’s going to give my eyes a lifting effect after using it for a while… Until now I’m hooked.

I like the packaging to, a neat and clean design with no fringes, but how Medi-cosmetics should be uncomplicated but with power effectiveness.

If you want this magic wand too it’s shortly available@ Ici Paris XL

Filorga Eyes-Absolute €79-, for 15ml

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www.filorga.com

Hugs

Tamar :)

Noël et Moi

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For years, my friends and I complained about not having a day-time “hang out” a place where we could meet, have breakfast,  lunch or just a plain coffee…

But hey the universe heard upon our appeal and blessed us with “Noël et Moi” situated in the heart of Brasschaat.
A light, trendy and very stylish breakfast and lunch, hang out right around the corner!

Time to check it out…

Curious as a cat, wondering if their menu and service are as good as the stylish interior?

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Upon arrival, I’m greeted by two friendly faces wishing me an upbeat ‘good morning’.

The interior reminds me of Scandinavian design. Airy, light and with grey and pink design chairs luring me to take a seat at the back, overlooking the entrance….

My eyes are captured by a big black and white picture of a sweet boy, that little kiddo must be Noël? And overhearing people sitting a table next to me. My intuition is right…

The owner of “Noël et Moi” Wenke De Bondt decided that after 17 years in fashion, a break-up and a cute little kiddo later she wanted to do something different, something she could easily combine with her co-parenting instead of late hours in fashion.

‘Noel et Moi was’ born, hence the name…

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After flipping through the menu, I decide to go for “The daily breakfast” fresh orange juice, coffee or tea. A bag of daily bread accompanied with cheese, Serrano ham, an egg of choice. A croissant, fresh cheese with strawberries to complete this daily feast!

For the ones who really want to indulge, go for the “Prosecco breakfast’ and if you want to bring your little ones with you? There is a wide selection of kiddie foods.

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For lunches, you can order sashimi, homemade Lasagne, a sexy selection of salads, tapas and more…

With their selection of wines, bubbles, spirits, and beers I’m sure lunch is going to be as great as my breakfast!

 Noël et Moi is the newest place to be! See you all there… ☺

 

Hugs

Tamar

 

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2930 Brasschaat

Let summer begin!

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Teintés SPF 30
We have a thousand ways to enjoy the sun, but to keep a beautiful and healthy, good-looking skin you need the best protection you can get. Without losing your glorious radiance…

That’s why French top cosmetic brand ‘Sisley’ came out with Super Soin Solaire Teintés SPF 30, so every woman can show off her beautiful, healthy tanned skin without the need of a sun-cream, a day care-cream and a foundation.

Sisley did further research on their Sun-Skincare products and the result is Super Soin Solaires Teintés SPF30 for a younger looking skin.
With this product you can protect your skin against the sun and his damaging effects and meanwhile you can pack away your heavy foundations and lighten up with tinted moisturizers

A perfect glowing skin thanks to four new shades based on Sisley’s best foundations mimicking your natural skin-color.

4 New Shades

° Porcelain
° Natural
° Golden
° Amber

Super Soin Solaire Teintés SPF 30 has a sublime light texture that instantly gives your skin a soft veil of glamour, it’s waterproof and protects your skin under any circumstances With a perfume based on essential oils from sage and Marjorie like the other sun-care products from Sisley, I’m sure you are going to love this product as I do.

I can’t wait for the summer to begin and show my beautiful ‘Sisley’ tan!

Hugs Tamar

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° Available@ Ici Paris XL

It’s a man’s world!

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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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Hugs

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.

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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

 

http://www.fratellirossetti.com

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Hugs Tamar x!

Beauty Bible

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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!

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“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! 😉

 

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

Hugs Tamar

Rodial skincare beauty without a surgeon …

 

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Finally after years…

Cult skincare brand ‘Rodial’ has made it to Belgium, founded in 1999 by skincare authority ‘Maria Hatzistefanis’ following her years as a beauty journalist for ‘Seventeen Magazine’ in Greece, and seeing a gap in the beauty market for high performance skincare.

Rodial loved by celebrities and beauty aficionados

has a presence in more than 35 countries and 20.000 doors.
Sold at high-end stores like Harvey Nichols, Harrods and saks Fifth Avenue to name a few.
Rodial products are high performance skincare they deliver results and deliver it fast, just how we want it 😉 All their products contain ‘pomegranate ellagic tannin’ which naturally helps to firm the skin and boost collagen production.

Not only …

With their range of 9 skin and body care products you surely will find one that your skin is shouting for ☺
As for their high performance products, from a highly likeable skincare beautyista the range has great names too.
From Bee venom, Dragons blood, Glamoxy snake, Glamtox, Super Acids, Pink Diamond, Stemcell, Superfit and cougar.

Taddaaaaa! all blissfully reshaping, plumping, hydrating, and anti sagging your skin.

 

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Personally I’m in love with the Pink Diamond instant lifting serum.

A flash radiance serum with an immediate skin-lifting effect, evens your skin tone and adds luminosity with real diamond powder. It helps even my skin tone and the Diamond powder reflects light to give the complexion a soft, natural glow. Your skin feels tighter, firmer and you have a radiance like a falling star in a dark sky!

Friends and collegues love the Dragon’s blood eye patches.

These innovative gel eye masks intensely hydrate and moisturize the delicate eye and deliver an immediate de-puff effect. Arnica extracts reduce the appearance of puffiness for a brighter eyed appearance. It works wonders when you want to look your absolute best before a big event.

You can discover the entire range at Ici Paris XL

as they sell Rodial exclusively in Belgium or take a look at www.rodial.co.uk to see the entire range.

Last year Rodial started a cosmetic range hopefully soon available in Belgium too, cause it looks very promising! :)

Hugs and and a kiss  … and sweethearts don’t miss out on the absolutely fabulous skincare range, they don’t call it for nothing a facelift without a surgeon :)

Tamar