Why we love Clinique (and you should too!)

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Clinique the famous skincare and make-up brand came out with some new and trendy ‘must have products’ …

Tried and tested!

I can’t wait to share their new offspring’s.

Like the ‘Pop lipsticks’

16 trendy long-lasting colours with a nourishing primer to give you an adorable and kissable pout. The formula consists Murmuru and Shea butter so they will keep your lips hydrated throughout the day. Clinique also surprised me with the ‘pop’ lipstick  packaging. Colourful, fun and handy. The moment I laid my eyes on them, I couldn’t resist on wanting them all 😉

With the success of the sonic facial cleanser ‘Clinique’ stayed into the happy, fun and colourful vibe and gave their Sonic cleanser a bubbly polka dot outfit. If that doesn’t make your facial routine into a happy one?

Try out the new‘Take the day off’ cleansing balm.


A luxurious balm that transforms into a silky oil to take off all your war paint and feel squeaky clean. :) The gentle balm is soft enough to remove your eye make-up without any irritation.

Be warned! This balm will make you fall in love with his gentleness and perfect performance!

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 And to start your day with a fresh and healthy glow, try out the ‘turnaround daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer’ a non oily, lightweight hydrator to give you an instant natural lush, luminous and wide awake glow. Clinique really surprised me with these fabulous new must have’s.

For more information go to see your beauty advisor and they will happily advise and show you the products.

Hugs Tamar xxx

Available@ Ici Paris XL


Fibre Force nails …

Fibre force

Beautiful hands and nails who don’t want to have a pair of those?

Sadly enough, I’m not granted with lovely, strong and healthy natural nails. So I resorted to all kinds of remedies, but not one that with my busy life really gave me the solution that I was hoping for… Until a friend of mine told me about a new kind of gel nails?

Fibre force from ProNails!

Curious as a cat, I immediately wanted to know the in’s and the out of this magic gel and how they could transform my short stumped fingernails into happy model nails. Time to check out Fibre force! ☺
So what is it?

Well… it’s an innovating fibreglass reinforced base gel and together with a new technique, you get the strength of acrylics and thinness of a natural nail.

Not ever have I seen such beautiful and natural thin gel nails than with Fibre Force. After the introduction of SoPolish Protect and peel last year, Pronails hit the nail on the head again with this innovating gel and technique!
I’m pretty sure Fibre Force gel will be a huge success, so If you too are looking for beautiful, strong but natural thin looking gel nails. Hoover down to your nail salon and ask them for a set of of ‘Fibre Force’ nails. You will be happily surprised and ready to start spring with model hands like me ☺

Me xxx
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Chanel Hydra Micro Serum …



Mrs.’Gabrielle Chanel’ favorite flower  … Blooming at the dreariest time of the year.

Illuminating your garden when all the rest of the flowers are still a sleep ….

Whenever you take a look at Mrs. Chanel her life. No wonder she instantly fell in love with the gorgeous flower, after she received it from the love of her life Mr. Boy Capel’ at a polo game …

Since then she incorporated the flower into everything, pining silk brooches onto her lapels, even her home at rue Cambon in Paris has black and gold lacquered blooming Camellia screens.

House ‘Chanel’ stays true to her heritage and her love …

And created a micro-fluid serum containing micro-bells from the Camellia flower, that melt softly into your skin. Giving you constant hydration and a plumping effect, creating a smoothness and a beautiful sparkle!


The micro-bells have a perfect affinity with your skin, they melt together and give you their active and precious ingredients …

Because of the tiny particles they keep their pureness and go deep into your epidermis, with an immediate result! You experience the freshness of water and the comfort of an emulsion… Chanel beauty specialist advise you to combine ‘Hydra Beauty Micro Serum’ with ‘Le jour de Chanel’ And I do too.

As a skincare specialist the combination with the anti-oxidants will bring you blissdom and make you shine like a star …

Chanel has a winner again!

Together with Mrs.’Gabrielle Chanel’ we bring her love for

‘Boy Capel and Camellia’


all together to love our skins, and with valentine just around the corner!

Shouldn’t we all indulge in the love of our life..


With love Tamar

if you have stress you need to unwind …

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Whenever I search for solitude or want to relax with friends and have a good old female chat. I go to Lola’s ‘aka’ Karin’s private sauna hideaway in Schoten …

It’s a small private sauna in a country setting, far away from noise and traffic …

There I am able to refill my batteries, unwind, have a good laugh and eat Lola’s amazing tapas! Lola is always cheerful and a true ‘hostess with the mostess’ she makes you feel comfortable and at ease.

So it’s a great beginning of your Zen adventure… The sauna is build for two people, but if you talk with Lola maybe she will allow you to go with three or four?

The small size of the sauna doesn’t bother and gives you a warm and cosy feeling.

The facilities,  are all you need. A swimmingpool, hot tub, steamcabine and a Finn Sauna.
You can chill down in the amazing warm chairs that comfort you like a nice warm blanket or on the white trendy loungers …


After your hot sauna you can go outside and enjoy the weather, summer or winter it’s always nice to sit outside! and enjoy the peace and quiet of the whimsical environment.

L’eau d’anvers has a great choice of drinks and tapas, from Cava to Champagne, from wine to beer to meet your personal flavor …


In the near future you will also be able to book a specialized massage combined with your sauna visit, this will leave you reborn and chill :)

You can also book a special package …

From birthday to breakfast, from luxurious with cava to cheese and wine!

Whatever makes you happy! And Lola is always into something new ☺

So whenever you need to unwind from daily life, or want to give a stress-free gift.
I can recommend you Lola’s
L’eau d’anvers

For reservations; 0484/91.23.28

www. IMG_1557 Have a Zen time and enjoy!




The scents of a perfume aficionado …


I can’t help falling in love with scents …

First off all it’s part of my job and secondly from when I was a little girl I mixed up my mum’s perfumes into something I thought smelled exclusive 😉
From scented candles to incense, I’m still a perfume aficionado! perfume can instantly zap you back to memory lane, give you that extra zazaaaa and make you feel beautiful …

We all adore our favourite perfumeries, where we can hop in and get our favourite scent. But have you ever experienced a small personal one?
One that only sells exclusive perfumes, a bit like you would visit a tailor …
From when you get into the store the staff grabs your attention and they take you on a perfume journey.
You learn about brands you never heard off before, Italian, French, British, and scents from seductive to tender.

Some are made exclusively for the Middle East and if you are really lucky, the store has a few of the little gems in stock

These perfumes are more expensive than the ones you buy at your regular perfumery, because they exist of pure essence and without synthetic ingredients.
The pureness of the ingredients make the scents exquisite and more heavy, use them sparingly, one or two drops will get you through the day
So if you adore special scents! Then I will take you on a little shopping tour in posh perfumery land. With a list of stores and information on ones I visited and that I know are amazing and you shouldn’t miss out on!



One of my favourites in Antwerp … A family business for about 40 years, moved four years ago from its little shop in the Schuttshofstraat to a larger location. Necessities sells,  Annick Goutal, Diptique, l’artisan Parfumeur, Esteban, Floris Penhaligons, Creed and my favourite Miller Harris.

The owner Cathy, a highly experienced parfumeur will guide you through all the scents and help you make your choice.

Steenhouwersvest 28
2000 Antwerp


La Maison du Parfum

Located in the heart of Antwerp, near central Station and the diamond area … Also a little gem on haute Perfumery! They Sell Parks London, Montale, St Barth, the amazing scents of Nobile 1942, Illuminum, to name a few …

Appelmanstraat 25
2018 Antwerp


Verso Profumo

With nearly two decades of experience in luxury fashion. What started out as a men’s boutique a couple of streets away, has culminated into a truly one-of-a-kind concept store in a beautifully restored 16th Century mansion. The building once housed distinguished families and notable banks, but is now widely considered a fashion heaven in Belgium and beyond. They now also have a beautiful perfumery with exquisite scents.
Go to Antwerp, relax visit Verso, enjoy and be sure to stop at the Verso Café to have a delightful lunch! Verso sells; Odin, Bond Nr 9, Montale, Costume National, Odin

Lange Gasthuisstraat 11
2000 Antwerp


Senteurs d’ailleurs

Whenever in Brussels be sure to visit them, a beautiful store filled with ‘Haute perfumery, Haute Cosmétique’ and an amazing beauty institute. Senteur d’ailleurs sells; Aqua di Parma, Jean Patou, Frederic Malle and many more ….

Place Stéphanie 1A/ 3
1000 Brussels



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Red is the new Black!

“When in doubt wear red” ~Bill Blass~

Bill Blass, American fashion designer and icon hit the nail on the head with this famous quote!

As seen on every runway this fall-winter, Red is the trend for 2014-15.
Valentino, Tom Ford and many others agree that you can’t be seen without this elegant color …

Shades from deep burgundy, pinky red, and of course Scarled, pop up all over the place!

Personaly I am not a red color lover for clothes, bags and accessories except nail-polishes and lipsticks …
As a beauty aka make-up/nail polish addict I adore red! It’s almost the only color that can give you instant chic and sophistication. It transforms your lips from normal to sultry and your nails from plain to dazzling!

So after receiving ProNails ‘Naily News magazine’ my heart skipped a beat, as they dedicated an entire collection on this fabulous trend… Red Manifest! Dictates that red is the new Black! …
And in fashion/beauty land you can bet your life on it!

I’ve been a ProNails fan for a long time, they have top of the line products, the know-how, the right education and they are always spot on with trends! Time to jump in my car and hoover down to their Headquarters, and get a haul on my favorite red shades …

The collection has an array of reds, but I picked up three that tickled my fancy 😉


Red canapé- A classic, but passionate red. Whenever I’m in doubt I go for this one! So girls try to get one of these because this shade is a fashion winter life saver.

Blind date- Imagine the trill you get on a blind date! A mixture between nervousness and anticipation! So is the mixture of this color red, pink and orange! Playful, but with a serious edge!

And then ‘strike a Rose’ delicate and warm, romantic and gentle … In between pink and red, this color is very beautiful on blondes. Think about cosy, warm winter night’s in with your love!

If you are creative or want to spice up your nails with nail-art (also a huge runway trend nowadays) Go for nail foil, something new that instantly transforms your nails into ab fab metallic gems!

For more details visit the ProNails website! There you can find all the information you need. ProNails is only sold in nail salons, but you can easily locate the salons through the website.


Have fun and let your red manifest!


Me x


The secret of a night cream!




Do you know an ultimate anti-ageing night cream?

Well I do! so I couldn’t resist on blogging about this little jar of wonders …
French based beauty brand ‘Filorga’
Came out with a to die for magic night potion and a right spot on  slogan!


‘From black … Springs light,
The darkness awakens freshness …
Sleep reveals a new skin’


One of the first brands to bring out a black cream caused by brown seaweed and meteorite. Promising you replumed skin, enhanced skin density, a more uniform complexion, a refined skin structure and boosted radiance.

The brown seaweed and meteorite extract reactivate your youth genes, and together with hyaluronic acid, peptides and a good dose of vitamin C!

your skin is going to have that healthy glow in the morning and scream hell yeah!!!


As an extra ‘Filorga’ mixed it all together and the design team made efforts to create a beautiful stylish black jar! Even your bathroom looks more glamorous! :)


That said I am a huge ‘Filorga’ fan…  I love the derma-cosmetic philosophy of the brand!

And most of all the products do what they promise!

‘Skin absolute’ night cream is for sale at IPXL and pharmacies so walk in and ask your beauty advisor for information.


They will love to advise you on your best skin care regimen …





Me …

The wonders of a Make-up Artist ….


The wonders of a great make-up artist are like winning the lottery!

And that said! I am lucky again to know one …

Jelena Verheyen passionate with beauty and make-up! knows the tips and tricks the in’s and out’s of glamour! And the accuracy of her brushes and pencils are immaculate …

After years of good education and experience. She’s now paving a solid road in make-up artistry land.
Two times nominated in the ‘Dior’ make-up competition and numerous high positioned fashion clients.
This girl is making her mark in the make-up world!


The right artist works on your face like you are a blanc canvas, highlights your best features and lowlights your beauty flaws.

They work magic with eyeshadow, eyeliner and foundations. They morphologies your face like ‘beam me up scotty’ and make you land earth like Charlize Theron! able to perform tricks with false eyelashes, making you meaouwwwww like catwoman :)

So whenever you want to look you’re very best, and be the Belle of the ball.

Jelena Verheyen is the one you are looking for!

For contact and booking:
Jelena Verheyen
Mobile +32 479 353 593
Or visit her facebook page to look at a part of her portfolio ‘Jelena Verheyen Make-up Artist’


On october 12th 2014 you can meet Jelena, get information and details at the wedding fair at het kasteel van Brasschaat



Have a gorgeous day!

Where Couture meets Perfume …


Lucky woman I am!

Being able to do what I passionately love … work in the beauty industry and feeling blessed by the Gods for granting me this Luxury!

My life is filled with cosmetics, perfumes, nail polishes, make up and making others feel and look beautiful.
Having the privilege to smell, feel and work with products that the rest of the world hasn’t discovered yet …

And tadaaaaa!!!

Today I fell in love, deeply in love ….

No, no, no! Wait …
Not with Hot Mr. Beardy 😉 but with a scent ….
Yep a scent, a seductive, classy and heavenly perfume that made me go to cloud nine!

‘Dahlia Divin’from couture house ‘Givenchy’

Topnotes of mirabel and a heart of jasmine and white flowers.
With a warm base of sandalwood and patchouli.

Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy French aristocrat and fashiondesigner Founded the house ‘Givenchy’ in 1952.
Famous for designing personal and professional couture clothing for Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.

Today ‘Givenchy’ wanted to create a new perfume like a couture dress. And so ‘Dahlia Divin’came to life …

Already an upcoming star even before she showed her exquisite smell and bottle to the world.

Similar to Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy who represent class and sophistication

Givenchy looked for the right woman to be the face for ‘Dahlia Divin’

And they did, with her love for Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin …
Singer, componist, pianist producer and actrice Alicia Keys is the woman to introduce ‘Dahlia Divin’ to the world!
Mrs. Alicia Keys able to carry this perfume with elegance and style …


As the house Givenchy’ wanted to give a couture feel to the bottle

they surely did an amazing job …
Beautiful white and gold like golden threads from a ‘Givenchy’ dress the bottle is pure luxury.
For Belgium ‘Dahlia Divin’ will be available from mid August.

But if you can’t wait!
Ici Paris Xl will already sell this sophisticated scent exclusively from the 4th of August!
Be sure to go, smell, and love it like I do!

This girl is on fire!

Love and a warm hug


Timeless beauty!


The beauty of a woman …

Is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”

― Audrey Hepburn

With Mrs. Linda Rodin as my example …

Mrs. Rodin, model, skincare guru, fashionstylist and a woman with elegance!
At 65 year old, wearing her signaturen pink lipstick and oversized glasses, Mrs. Linda Rodin proofs that elegance and beauty doesn’t have a expiration date

Linda believes that lots of sleep and a good diet are two of the keys to aging gracefully.

When it comes to looking older she says,”First of all it’s not easy getting older. It catches up on you all of a sudden. It’s definitely more interesting to let yourself go through the process than do a bunch of surgery and get addicted to a face that’s not even yours. You can’t chase youth. You’ll just look older with a face lift.”

Despite access to ultra-exclusive skincare lines in this heady milieu, Rodin became disillusioned with their anti-aging claims and complicated regimens.

“What I longed for was something far simpler—products for the here-and-now, that caress the skin noticeably and without any delay. Nothing out there did quite that.” So she brought her style smarts, her instinct for beauty, and her demand for perfection to the skincare arena. After experimenting with essential oils in her kitchen for nearly two years, Rodin put the finishing touches on her first dream elixir, the original RODIN olio lusso face oil, in 2007.

Delivering high end luxury beauty oils


Rodin explores the simplicity of pure essential oils and their exceptional benefits on the skin and hair. With a straight forward aesthetic, Rodin’s products are formulated with 100% natural essential oils, which contain amazing soothing and moisturizing properties. Their multi-beneficial uses provide consumers with youthful, healthy and gorgeous skin.
Her essential oil elixirs soon became a cult favorite of beauty experts.
The wonderfully scented oils promote well-being for women of all ages!

Mrs. Linda Rodin being my example, I hope her story and attitude towards beauty and aging inspires you too …

Have a happy beautiful weekend!