Apr 12, 2016

Beauty Products I'm loving!

Here are some products that I've been really loving and that I hope to be able to purchase in Canada! 


(8$)
The Face Shop - Urban Outfitters 

I found this at Urban Outfitters and I thought it would be black... but then I realized it's not charcoal... it still does the same effect as black peel off masks. It's a Korean brand and so far I'm happy with the results, it also last a while because it's only meant for the nose. 



(24$)
Gourmand EDP - Urban Outfitters 

I had been eying this brand for quite a while and because of my tight budget I didn't want to buy a designer brand perfume. This is a body mist but the smell is quite strong, they also carry some eau de toilette and my favourite one is "citron glace". 



(7$)
Indian healing clay - Whole foods 

I heard about this face mask all over YouTube and I simply needed to try it. It's also very cheap and you get so much of it! It does not smell the greatest and at first it can tingle quite a bit... I felt a bit itchy the first time I tried it. It recommends to mix it with apple cider vinegar, but I think that would be even more intense. I just mix one spoon with some water and leave it on for 20 minutes, my skin gets so tight that I can't even blink! Your skin might look a bit red after but that is normal, just make sure to moisturize A LOT after because it dries out everything. I got mine at Whole Foods but I'm sure you can purchase it on Amazon. 


(10$)

Ponds - Target 

I know that we don't have Target in Canada but maybe they have this one in Wal-Mart or you can try to order from Amazon. I had never heard great things about Ponds until Rachel Talbott on YouTube recommended it. She is amazing with product reviews and her skin looks very healthy so I decided to give it a try! I love this cream; I know it says anti-wrinkle and I'm under 30 but I think that skin care is something that needs to be taken care of the earliest possible. I love the consistency and how my skin absorbs it. I hate when a cream just sits on my face... This one has a nice smell and it smooths out your skin. 




(Gift)

I got this as a gift from a friend that is Swiss, I believe this brand is Swiss based and is only sold there and probably in Europe... So I have no idea how I will be able to purchase this?!?! I really love it because it's similar to occitane but just less perfumed and less heavy. I hope I can find it somewhere in North America! 

I hope you guys enjoyed my favourite skin care products of the moment and I hope you can try some of them!

-Nelly 

Apr 6, 2016

My Coffee / Tea spots in New York


DEVOCION CAFE
(Brooklyn, NY) - Williamsburg 

I discovered this cafe during a school field trip and I truly fell in love with the ambiance of this place. The rustic walls and the industrial aspect of this shop is simply wonderful. Compared to many other shops in New York, this one is quite spacious. If you're ever around Brooklyn, definitely go check it out! I also forgot to mention that they have an in house coffee bean production. 



SOURCE:DEVOCION


TOBY'S ESTATE
(Manhattan, NY) - Flat Iron

This tiny coffee shop is ideal when you're just grabbing a cup of joe and walking around because there isn't much space to sit. This cafe is beautiful and has an amazing chai latte, it's the perfect spot for a cute instagram pic! :)



SOURCE: TOBY'S ESTATE

RALPH'S CAFE
(Manhattan, NY) - 5th Av. Upper East Side

Ralph's cafe is probably the one, I've visited countless times... I love their decor but also their food. They have really good wraps and great coffee. The atmosphere is very calm and it's a true breather from the craziness of fifth avenue. This cafe is in Ralph Lauren's New York flagship store. By the way, they have amazing bathrooms!




HARNEY AND SONS
(Manhattan, NY) -Soho

I love tea and this place is a little heaven of tea in the middle of Soho. I love their tea wall!!!! it's quite reminiscent to the beauty and the beast library.. you'll understand when you visit :) This British tea house has an amazing selection of teas; from tea bags to loose tea leaves. Very peaceful environment for a tea break with some friends.


These are some of the spots I highly recommend to visit if you're ever in New York among many in this city!

-Nelly