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Month: May, 2015

Luna Foreo.

Luna Foreo

I wish I was one of those women with a perfect complexion, but well… I am not and as a result have to work very hard to keep my mine reasonably calm. I first discovered Aesop beauty products and now found a perfect little device to help with my daily cleansing routine – Luna from Foreo.

Luna is a new take on a facial cleansing brush concept popularized by producers such as Clarisonic. What makes it unique is a material it is made of – the device is of silicone with a non replaceable brush that cleans pores by pulsation and vibration. The whole process takes 2 minutes and is divided into two stages – deep cleansing and anti-aging, the first is about removing make up residue and dirt, the second is about wrinkle prevention. Luna is very intuitive and easy to operate. The device communicates with a user via changes in pulsation and a build in light, automatic stop is programmed to prevent overuse. Luna comes in different versions related to complexion types, so it is easy to select one that suits you best. A mini version was introduced to cater for frequent traveller needs, as it is more compact and therefore easier to take with. For complete product information, visit the website http://www.foreo.com/skincare-devices/

Up till now I am very happy with results. From the first use I observed my skin to be smoother and overall healthier looking. I use my Luna once a day as a part of my evening ritual and so far experienced no irritations or other side effects. The brush is smooth enough and pulsations intensity can be adjusted according to individual preferences and skin condition. Price can be an object, as the device is quite expensive, but since you do not have to replace the brush, it won’t cost you extras in the long run. Overall I can share a very good recommendation for Luna Foreo and am very happy with the purchase.

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Savage Beauty.

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I never subscribed to the vision of fashion as created by Alexander McQueen, for his designs were way to extreme for my taste, too sensational, erotically fetishistic and on occasions bordering with vulgar, but having seen Savage Beauty at V&A I changed my mind.

I never imagined levels of craftsmanship, perfection and excellent tailoring involved into his creations, not to mention fabrics and embellishments. I was surprised to learn that each of Alexander McQueen collections was based on a leitmotif binding it together and telling a whole story, often associated with English history. Out of gowns presented in V&A, “The Girl Who Lived in the Tree” from Autumn/Winter 2008 collection and “The Widows of Culloden” from Autumn/Winter 2006 collection were those I admired the most. The whole exhibition was really amazing and truly memorable, due to an excellent selection of gowns as well as their brilliant exposition, involving light, movement and music.

Here a handful of photographs by Steven Meisel as commissioned by Vogue US, presenting Alexander McQueen’s creations, capturing the incredible, surrealistic aura surrounding them, their savage beauty and allure.

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(Photos: http://www.vogue.com)

Hamburg Travel Diary.

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It was my first visit to Hamburg and the city did not disappoint, even though the weather was a little bit moody. I really liked the international vibe, beautiful architecture and countless shopping options. The stroll in the city centre is a must, both in the day time as well as after dark. For keen shoppers my recommendation is on a visit to Alsterhaus, an elegant department store, and Poststraβe with a great offer of boutiques, Aesop and COS included. I stayed in the magnificent Klosterstern district, an ϋber chic area with stunning villas and a splendid park by the Alster river. It was so beautiful, with magnolias and cherry trees in full bloom, that I couldn’t stop snapping pictures, wanting to take with me as much as I could from those beautiful sights. I enjoyed my stay in Hamburg a lot and something tells me it won’t be the last one, for I would love to return.

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