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


° Available@ Ici Paris XL

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

Urban Decay goes Belgium!

Urban Cosmetics

Finally, after ‘Loreal Group’ aquired the amazing and trendy make up brand ‘Urban Decay’ in 2013.
We Belgian’s can get our hands on their quality products online, from the start of May 2015 thanks to Ici Paris Xl.

From now on we don’t have to travel different country’s to get our favourite stash of make up palettes and dashing it items!

Urban Decay founded by Sandy Lerner, Pat Holmes, Wende Zomnir and David Soward in 1999

Totally conquered the Make up Artist world with their line of 10 lipsticks and 12 nail polishes. Urban Decay inspired the color palette on the urban landscape and so they came up with the Company’s name.


Not only are they always spot on the latest trends, they don’t do animal testing in the creation of its products, the products are guaranteed 100% vegetarian, and every box includes its cruelty free philosophy!
All the brushes are made from synthetic hairs, and they are certified ‘cruelty free by Peta and CCIC ‘Leaping bunny program’, hence the name ‘Karma Brushes’ :)

From end of may 2015 Ici Paris Xl store on the avenue Louise in Brussels will sell it in store.
There is whispered and hopefully this is true! ☺ Soon other Ici Paris XL stores will follow in the footstep of their Brussels sister.

So fire your ‘Urban Decay’ order online or get your best friend on a city trip to Brussels and update your make up necessities from a top brand!


Be set for a dazzling summer!


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!

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!




Celeb skin without a surgeon?


My clarisonic ‘Mia’..

For the beauty Queens who dont know this already?
What’s THE number one trick for a great skin?

cleansing your face, twice daily!!! Together with the right moisturizers and eye care!

let me tell you a story ….

Originally made in Seattle (US) as a device to clean your face! Not just clean it, but gentle deep cleansing and with clinically proven results :)

And it really makes a difference in skin care.

I use my clarisonic twice daily, and am over’the moon’with the results, but when starting with clarisonic use him once. Your skin needs to adjust to this amazing way of cleansing.

The benefits:

6 times better cleansing than hands alone
Clarisonic Cleansing Brushes clean deeply to remove the dirt, debris and oil that clogs pores and causes imperfections and dullness.

Oil & Shine
Deep pore cleansing reduces oily appearance with a much deeper effect than traditional methods.

It really works the appearance of mature skin, your Goddess skin appears softer and smoother, and is primed to better absorb treatments.

For your fragile & Sensitive Skin it works wonders …
Gentle enough for daily use without disrupting the skin barrier
Clarisonic Cleansing Brushes very gently cleanse skin without pulling or abrading.

The great thing about ’clarisonic’ it’s water prove! just leave it in your shower, it’s fast and hassle free and makes your skin sparkle like a three ct. diamond! :)

Nowadays the newest generation comes in funky colors and with a travel charger. You can take and use it wherever you may roam …
With loads of celebs using this amazing tool! you too can now offer your skin a helping hand and sparkle!

Look at it like it’s a electrical toothbrush, but one for your face! you need half the amount of cleansing product you normally use, promising that your skin care products will work deeper and better.

I can’t imagine how I managed my skin regimen before?
Happy faced and using high end technology! Blisfully
You can also buy the clarisonic ‘Aria’ or ‘Plus’ for body and face.

And beautiful Gods, steal your girl/wife’s clarisonic, because for you too ‘Clarisonic’ works like a charm …
And we promise we won’t tell 😉

Go for it!



And off course for locals Ici Paris Xl (just walk in! The experienced beauty advisors will give you the advice you need)

Golden potion …


With summer just around the corner

we all want to have that healthy sexy golden glow. But as we all know, your skins number one enemy is the sun. Without protection, just a few minutes of sun exposure every day over the years can cause freckles, age spots, spiderveins, aging and not to forget skin cancer.

So how to look tanned without the hazards?

Self tanners, but then again we want to go for the sexy golden summer glow instead of the famous self tanner ‘carrot’ look and not to mention the typical irritating smell.

But tataaaaa!

Clarins came with a solution that is going to make you happy :)

Tried and tested! Radiance-plus Golden Glow Booster!

A little bottle of magic potion, something innovating, something to fake your tan to perfection. Looking like you went on an extended holiday to the Bahama’s.
Radiance-plus is a skin booster to be mixed with your day or night cream. Only three drops for a sun-kissed skin and two drops to keep your healthy complexion. Never use it straight out of the bottle but, always mix it with a moisturizer. It really works like magic, so from now on you can have that sexy golden glow all year round without damaging effects caused by the sun.

So my Golden Goddesses and Gods,

get this lovely potion and fake your way into the glowing summer crowd! I am sure you are going to love this product as much as I do.



Available@ Ici Paris Xl


Sexiness for your face

Tried and tested!

GlamGlow mask, the product that promises ‘sexiness out of a jar’?

 So I’m in!

… Tuesday night ‘dead tired’! I definitely need some Glow And sexiness …  If the promise they make is true? I’m the happiest person alive.

 Let me tell you something about the product, the makers and the benefits …

Glam-Glow known and designed in the ‘Hollywood hills’ for both men and woman. Award winning, hydrating, anti – aging and exfoliant treatment.

Actually designed for exclusive back stage professional use! But now we can have our hands on it!! Currently, one of the ‘It’ products and hottest brand. It’s fast acting, innovating and ‘darlings’ It works!!
A mud … Yep it’s mud! Mixed with green tea leaves and volcanic rock. The formula gives you high end technology. It’s not ‘Play doh’ not a ordinary clay! This jar gives your face a noticeable three day glow, your skin is smooth and soft like a feather. It tightens your skin, minimizes pores and absorbs impurities like sponge Bob :)

Do I scream as a fan? Ooooooh bloody hell YESS, YESS!!

As a beautician I know my way around Skincare and great products.  This one for sure is a ‘run baby run’ to your nearest perfumery and try it out for yourself! Super-mud! No parabenes, no sulfates only pure sexiness from a jar!

How to use it;  Simple, simple, simple …

Use the mask on a clean face, and ooooh please use a mask brush (your fingers will contaminate the formulation = half the sexiness) 😉  Leave it on your face for about 10 minutes, it will dry out like clay. Afterwards, moist your fingers and with circular movements let the volcanic rock do the exfoliating work.  This amazing mask will give your face a tingling feeling for about 20 minutes and a healthy complexion for about three days.

It’s not sexiness from a jar, but magic!


Love  Me …

For locals; you Can buy this product @ ICI Paris Xl
50ml 49,95€

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Follow your senses …


Feel Good Gallery

Previously situated in Antwerp …

But now this concept store has a new adress! kustlaan 44 in Knokke.

Ken and Sabrina, the friendly couple and proud owners, started ‘Feel Good Gallery’ after pondering about a new career path for both. Ken previously worked at an electrical appliance store and as a DJ, Sabrina at a perfumery. They wanted to do something that they both love namely, music, perfumes, art and wines … The combination of the five senses! And, it works like a charm …

The store has a collection of rare perfumes!

Both for personal use and interiors. Scented aromatherapy candles and fragrance diffusers from ‘Parks London’
If you want to buy a luxurious and authentic personal perfume, go for ‘Nobile 1942’ they even have a collection of the ‘Estratto’.


I can recommend the ‘Vaniglia Estratto’
A oriental vanilla fragrance, with top notes of Bergamot and apple, middle notes are cacao pod, cinnamon and ceder, with a beautiful base of musk and vanilla. Two drops of ‘Estratto’ will keep you perfumed from morning until night . This is truly a heaven scent for perfume lovers like me! They also sell other brands like; Acca Kappa’ Teo Cabanel’ to name a few all a league on their own.

At the back of the store you can enjoy the art gallery

Currently they run an exhibition from Antwerp based paintress ‘F.Man’ 1995 winner of the ‘Christian Dotremont’ contest. She experiments with gold, silver and metalic paints and captures our relationship with other worlds in images that change depending on the light and their location. F.Man captures this diversity on canvas in two dimensional works of art that change due to external factors. Dont miss this astonishing exhibition ‘Heaven gate’ I was flabbergasted :)

Feel Good Gallery’ brings shopping to a new experience!

Listen, look, smell, and taste a glass of excellent wine while Ken plays his DJ set.


me …

Feel Good Gallery Knokke
Kustlaan 44 Knokke
0032/471 85 87 00

I have a dream… How about you?


As a firm believer in ‘the law of attraction’ I use dream or vision boards as a helpful friend to organise my wants, dreams and goals…

These days, and thanks to Pinterest, I can make it easy on myself and put beautiful pictures of food, interiors, fashion, words or poems down in categories.

Every category, every picture is a piece of me, how I view the world, what I love, what I want, what touches me or dreams of mine that I want to be fulfilled.

It made me ‘Pinterest addicted’ and a ‘daydream professional’ 😉

Ever so often I will share my vision boards on this blog, at times accompanied by words, but mostly in pictures. I’m mostly using Pinterest pictures, so thanks and credit all go to the authors.

Today I want to share with you my ‘vision board‘ of my dream interior and hope to inspire you to envision your dreams, either by building a classic vision board or by creating a big one on pinterest.

Relax, still your mind, breathe deeply, take a glass of wine and start dreaming …
The only impossible thing in life is your mindset, and all should follow his/her bliss.

Here we go!


My dream Interior


A beautiful cosy interior, in a house with high ceilings, large windows, to let the light in …white painted wooden floors and an amazing kitchen.

interior2Cooking on a ‘Aga stove’ inviting friends for dinner. Sitting in the beautiful wisteria flowery garden.

Winding down in my sultry bathroom next to the amazing dressing space, with enough space to hang my collection of clothes and accessories, and to give my beloved shoes the place they deserve.

An airy and light bedroom with beautiful bed linen and many of cushions. Throughout white is the main color with accents of color.

And now go envision yours …