Little Things #1

I’ve been a bit busy lately, but the good kind of busy. Still, I haven’t been super present on the blogging front, so I’m hopefully making it up to you with today’s blog post. I’m coming back with an article about those little things that make life better, you know? It could be something you read, your new mug purchase (hint hint) or buying yourself some flowers. Little things #1 will be a series because there’s never too much things to be inspired by I think and here’s the first episode. Oh and I’d love it if you shared yours in the comments actually!

1. Glossier Cloud Paints

A friend of mine recently hooked me up on some Glossier goodies which I am SO thankful for! I got boy brow in brown, stretch concealer in light, the Glossier You solid perfume (which I’ll tell you about soon) and two Cloud Paints, one in Puff which I’m almost finished of so I needed (yes I am using that verb, because I truly need this stuff) a new one and I also got the shade Haze, a dark flamboyant pink which I LOVE. The formula is still excellent, and the pigmentation is unreal, you only need the tiniest amount. I also really love the finish on lips with lip balm underneath, glossy and deeply pink.

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3. Old Hoop Earrings

I got these like 10 years ago at a flea market, but I’m falling in love with them again. They’re simple hoop earrings, they’re not gold plated or anything though they seem to last pretty well over years. I love pairing them with a pair of white jeans, sneakers and a boxy t-shirt. Or with a dress if I’m feeling extra fancy. Great and simple style addition if you ask me!

2. Marc Maron WTF Podcast

I’ve written an entire post about my favorite podcasts, but I have to reiterate on this one because it’s so brilliant. Today for instance, I listened to the episode with Jason Alexander (from Seinfeld amongst other things) and it was great. Marc Maron is a great interviewer and though I don’t listen to all the episodes because I don’t know all of his guests, I often just click randomly on the list of shows and am never disappointed. I find that this podcast simply is the best destination for smart and inspiring conversations!

 

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4. Vichy Mineral 89 serum

Now, this serum is so good to my skin it’s the best discovery I’ve made in months. Vichy Mineral 89 is packed with water, 89% of mineral water actually which to be honest made me a tad sceptical at first. Paying 20 euros for water? No no. Still, I wanted to give it a try because I was looking for a good hydrating serum with an affordable price, suitable for my extremely sensitive skin. This one only has 11 ingredients, and a really watery texture. Yet it works on my skin and it might be because it also has hyaluronic acid and glycerin. My skin feels more hydrated and soft (also it never got irritated because the serum is fragrance-free which is a huge plus for me), and I have to say, I feel like it’s giving me glow! I’ve been using it for 5 weeks now every single day, and I highly recommend it!

5. The Office Mug

I mean, do I even have to explain why? I LOVE The Office (US version, need to watch the original UK series) and I miss it from time to time, I need to watch it again actually. In the meantime, I got this mug, and it just makes me so bloody happy it’s insane.

 

Everyday Jewellery

My mum changes her earrings everyday which fascinates me because I basically always end up wearing the same things. But, I have been so into jewellery recently, that I do change my earrings from time to time, and I play with necklaces as well. Layering is a big trend, and even though I was not sure about it at first, I now find myself really attracted to this style. Ha, trends ! I feel like, because I wear clothes that are somehow classic and my style is not too experimental, adding necklaces or earrings (I tend to never wear both at the same time, call me prude) can really change an outfit.

I’ve always been into gold and since I was 15, I decided that gold would suit me best, and add some warmth to my pale complexion and dark features. It was not that fashionable at the time so finding key pieces in gold was a struggle. I have to admit as well, that Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and The City really inspired me with her bold gold necklaces and hoops. To me, it was a statement, a way to accessorize that would make me look cool.

Necklaces

Missoma is going to be heavily featured here, simply because I love the style of jewellery they make. I got these three necklaces as gifts for my birthday and Christmas, and was lucky enough to have had a Black Friday code at the time ! I was super inspired by Lizzy Hadfield, who has such a chic, innovative style and layers gold necklaces like a queen. These necklaces remind me of my family, and my partner, which is quite powerful because it can really make you feel good about yourself to have feelings and memories attached to jewels.

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The most special one probably is the Gold small initial necklace which has my partner’s initial and mine on the other side and it makes me feel very sentimental. Now, the blogger extraordinaire Lucy Williams worked with Missoma on two gorgeous collections and of course I fell in love with the Mini fang necklace, I mean, who hasn’t ? Great on its own or layered, subtle yet statement : perfect !

Last but not least, I preordered the Double molten necklace on plain chain back in december, and finally got my hands on it a few weeks ago. It’s much bigger and visible which I like a lot, and I particularly adore the two entwined circles. Again, Lizzy Hadfield wears a very similar one, and I actually discovered recently that hers is not from Missoma, but mine is, and I think it’s beautiful.

Earrings

I have three holes on my left ear, and two on the right one. I don’t wear earrings too often, but I always have two little hoops in the two holes of my left ear. One is Maria Tash, a complete crazy purchase I made in Liberty London, a gift to myself, so freaking expensive, still processing it…. It’s a tiny clicker ring with a spiky opal, which is gorgeous, and it’s gold. I never take it off, I sleep in it, I take showers with it, it’s the only jewel that I keep at all times. The hole above that, is still healing. So at the moment I have a little hoop from my mum, I think it’s gold-plated, and I never really take it off either.

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When I do wear earrings, I either choose these dainty Missoma mini dagger charm hoops, or the silver-ish hoops (actually a pale gold) made by Justine Clenquet, a french jewellery designer I love the style of. These hoops are a medium size with a dangly cross, unfortunately not available anymore, but check her website, her creations are beautiful.

So there you have it, these items inspire my style and mean a lot to me.  Also, because my style is quite minimal, I feel quite daring with my layered necklace… To each their own version of Rock’n’roll lifestyle am I right ?

Are you into jewellery ? Do you have sentimental pieces you can’t imagine yourself without ?