|My latest find. It’s brilliant. I highly recommend it. Ask for a sample if you have a doubt. There is some magic in this jar.|
Instead of discussing global warming and geopolitics, my great pal, Pseu (Une Femme), and I tend to spend an inordinate amount of time talking about our beauty and fashion discoveries.
Fortunately, we are not always obliged to communicate solely by email although we have moments when we send out a flurry of updates. Usually, when I’m lucky, we sit teta-a-tete in a Paris bistro where we talk and talk and talk followed by more talking accompanied by shop, shop, shopping. Last Saturday was one of those special days. Monsieur invited us for lunch and then, ever-patient, he listened to us play catch-up without a whisper of discontent.
He even claimed we were interesting. That was very sweet.
After coffee he headed out leaving Pseu and me to continue our non-stop conversation for another 45 minutes or so before jumping into my car and heading to the Clarins Institute in Neuilly so that I could show her some of my favorite things.
|Pseu suggests mixing some of the baume with the Extra-Comfort foundation. Tried, tested and true.|
On that day, for the first time, I was wearing my latest discovery — Clarins Extra-Comfort foundation with a SPF 15. It is an “anti-aging formula” that promises to plump, moisturise and nourish the skin with a secret formula that includes organic Argan oil. Another detail, it has light reflecting something -or-others and we all know how much we love anything that reflects light.
I remarked to Pseu that the consistency of the creamy base was heavier than my usual foundation, but after a few minutes it became light. Of course she bought it and loves it as I do. We wear the same color: sand 108. Then, a few days after returning home she emailed to tell me to mix it with another of my all time favourite products, Baume Beauté Eclair by Clarins. I’m telling you, the woman is a genius.
|By using these three products, this is my guarantee: More beautiful, smoother, plumped. pore-free skin with that enviable glow we see make-up artists creating on the faces of their famous clients.|
My third can’t live without item, which I’ve told you about and introduced to Pseu (she was already a Baume Beauté fan) was Lift-Affine Visage, a lipo-drain serum. I don’t even know what that means, but I can see how extraordinary my skin looks.
After a couple of more beauty purchases, we headed over to Monoprix where I, of course, picked up some baby clothes for Ella and Pseu found a T-shirt for her baby (even though he’s a teenager, our children are always our babies).
|I have this one on right-this-minute.|
|I started my polka dot scarf collection about 18 months ago and as Pseu attests, they are all over the streets of Paris this spring. They are so fresh and pretty and add zest to the classics we all know Frenchwomen love above all else.|
We talked about the trends she spotted while out and about on the streets of Paris: polka dot scarves (I have three of them), super slim jeans, “sport” shoes in all their ramifications and others you’ll see when you click over to visit her and peruse her on the street pictures in Paris.
Pseu is one of the primary reasons I love this strange world of blogging. How else would we have met and discovered how much fun it is to be friends?
We have discussed doing parallel blog posts in the future, i.e. we will take the same piece or pieces of clothing and pull them together with a French twist and California cool. What do you think?
Ed. Note: I am not on the Clarins payroll in any way. You didn’t think I was did you?