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Be more active

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Photography by Pamina Aichhorn

Let’s be honest: I wouldn’t consider myself the sportiest person in the world and I totally dislike going to the gym. On the other hand, I like to look and feel good with my body and skin. Therefore some action is needed.

I remember exactly one year ago, on the first of September 2016, I moved to the 13th district of Vienna after vacationing in Italy in August, I had some extra kilos that I had to get rid of. Residents of the 13th district, including myself, are lucky to have Schönbrunn gardens in the proximity. I decided to take advantage of it and go running as much as possible, as often as possible. To motivate myself more, I bought a cool sporty outfit (pictured in the photos above), I downloaded an app which tracks my daily steps and reminds me to be more active and I decided that the best hour for me to go running was with the sunset, approximately 2 hours before the park closes.

Be more active”! That is exactly what I say to myself every morning.

The idea behind the visual story of this blog post is to share with you a little bit of this activity and hopefully inspire you to be more active too. The last time I went running, Vichy came up with the idea to provide me with their Mineralizing Thermal Water to try out. Using it on my sweaty skin after running up and down the Schonbrunn gardens was tremendously refreshing!

This face mist is powered by15 essential minerals (and not just some plain water that you can get from the tap of your kitchen). Apart from the refreshing feeling, it moisturize your skin and give you a glowy look.

Apart from using it while jogging, you can also use it in the morning after cleaning your face, and before you apply the Slow Age facial cream. Or you can take it with you and keep it on your office desk for when you need that refreshing vibrant glow. For travelers, don’t leave home without it. The spray bottle comes in a convenient travel size (available with 50ml) which is airplane appropriate and it works nicely for jogging as well, since nobody likes to carry many things while running, right?

How I use it: I apply it on a cleansed skin and I spray it all over my face in a circular motion. Then either you can leave on for a few seconds and blot it with a tissue or just leave it to dry without blotting it.

The most important thing of all is to keep in mind that using Mineralizing Thermal Water is a natural solution for boosting skin quality. Focus on having a healthy base because this can make your make up look even better on your skin.

Be more active. Stay healthy. Take care of yourself.

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In collaboration with Vichy 

Be sun smart

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Be sun smart

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Be sun smart

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Be sun smart

Photography by Liliia Chuba

I can remember myself as a teenager. I used to spend my summers on a Greek island. Summer holidays for me were tightly associated with sun, sea and the beach. As teenagers, we had an entire month of holidays. During that month, my coevals and I used to spend all day carefree on the beach, totally ignoring the risk of sun damage to our skin. It didn’t even occur to us that UVA rays could cause sunburns. All we cared about back then was playing volleyball and beach racket, socialize and get a tan. Because being tanned was (and still is?) more beautiful to the eyes.

I remember that at the beginning of those holidays, my skin looked dull and pale (obviously because of the long winter spent being covered in clothes). After the over-exposure to the sun for one month on a Greek island, my skin became a colour similar to dark chocolate (very proud about it) and my cousin would have big problems with dark sunspots on his face. As for myself, I had less sunspots. I can remember him complaining about it and trying to get rid of all his facial sunspots.

Apart from all the natural remedies such as aloe vera, lemon juice and milk, VICHY comes with a professional treatment: Ideal Soleil anti-dark spots care SPF50+. I am glad that I got the chance to test this product for myself, and to write a few words about this topic and spread a little bit of extra awareness about the vital importance of skin protection against the exposure to the sun. I’am glad to also be able to recommend a product for my cousin to use before he gets exposed to the sun again during his next summer holidays. If you also face similar problem, consider putting this product in your luggage the next time you pack for holidays.

I would also like to draw your attention to this product, Ideal Soleil Anti-Sand SPF50, that just launched recently. It’s a new formula, enriched with Vichy Mineralizing Water to ensure skin protection. It keeps your skin hydrated and it has a velvety non-sticky feel, which allows sand to easily brush off of the skin.

My advice for this summer: Be sun smart, whether you are in the city or … on a Greek island savoring a slice of watermelon by the pool… just sayin’ hehe!

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Morning beauty routine

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Morning beauty routine

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Morning beauty routine

For the visual story of this blog post I was inspired by the philosophy of the Vichy Slow Age products, which is nothing else than: take care of your self, sleep well, eat healthy, exercise, escape to the nature, breathe fresh air, and use high quality skin care products that will prevent skin aging before it’s too late. I wanted to create a visual story that reflects those principles to remind me that self care is so important and it is something we unfortunately tend to forget.

It’s true that no one can avoid stress, damage from the sun, pollution, and fatigue. These are all factors of a busy lifestyle that we cannot control, but they have a huge impact on our skin. What if we all adopt those four steps in our every daily morning beauty routine?

Step 1: Vichy Puree Thermale, the facial cleanser. 
I use it every morning to wash my face and feel awake, and every night to clean the impurities and remove make up.

Step 2: Mineral 89, the daily booster.
As soon as my skin is clean, I apply Mineral 89. I never thought I would ever use a product like that, but I got hooked on it because it feels like silky water on my skin and just one drop is enough for the whole face. It can be integrated in every skincare routine, as the first step after the cleanser, has the highest amount of VICHY THERMAL WATER in combination with hyaluronic acid and together the formula strengthens your skin and hydrates the skin just perfectly.

This product has become my favourite!

Step 3: Vichy Slow age daily creme
This face cream comes in two different formula, which is very clever since we don’t all have the same skin complex. The one formula is the one that you see in this blog post and the other one was in my previous blog post To get a better feeling of the two formula, you need to check it out! Find the one that matches your skin! This face cream has been a staple part of my morning beauty routine for a long time now.

Step 4: Vichy Slow Age for the eyes
Last step of my morning beauty routine but very essential. Creamy and soft, it’s easy to use and leaves a smooth finish.

All the Slow Age products are Paraben-free, hypoallergenic, and contain the Vichy thermal water which is the star ingredient of the brand. The Vichy thermal water is rich in 15 different minerals which provide long lasting hydration and improve skin quality.

As I have already mentioned in my previous blog post, there is no magical cream that will do magic on your skin. Take care of yourself, choose a healthy lifestyle, use a high quality skin product and you will see your skin shine every morning ♥

slow down

slow down

slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream
 

slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream

slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream
slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream
 
slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream
slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream
 
slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream
slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream
 

slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream

slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream
slow down concept for the VICHY SLOW AGE day cream
 

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been travelling quite a lot. I used to love airplanes more in the past, but the more I travel now, the more I feel like a flight attendant who hops on and off airplanes, although being a stewardess is not my current job.

Sure, I do feel lucky to get so many travel opportunities. However, after travelling to Italy, London and 3 times to France already this year, I felt my body asking me to slow down and I suggested to a friend of mine to visit a quiet place that doesn’t involve airports or airplanes and spend a relaxing girly weekend in the nature. This is how, more or less, we ended up in Salzburg, Austria.

When Vichy offered me to check out their facecream Slow Age cream, I didn’t say no. I wasn’t really curious to check out the quality of this daycream, for which there is no doubt, as I have been using Vichy skin care products for ages, but in this case, there is a special concept behind this product which consists of slowing down, taking care of yourself, and living peacefully, so that your skin keeps its natural glow.. A concept that matches 100% with my emotional status at this period of time.

Now, from a personal point of view, I never faced any major skin problem or I am scared of my skin aging because I know that if I take care of myself, skin stays young for a long time. What I totally dislike are dry hands, lips, and skin, which among others, cause skin to age. Every time I am traveling my skin is exposed to different environmental conditions, and I make sure not to forget my lip balm, hand and day creams at home. It is something that has happened in the past, and I still remember the unpleasant feeling that it caused. The funniest thing of all, is that I often buy moisturising products for friends who have dry skin and I don’t stop telling them that they should use them.

Regarding the Slow Age cream, I noticed that my skin absorbed it immediately, without leaving a white residue or greasy finish, which is already a sign that this cream and my skin can get along well together. Right after applying the cream, I could move on with my daily morning routine (foundation and concealer). However, for this weekend in Salzburg, the Slow Age cream was enough. As I mentioned before, it was a relaxing weekend, therefore I limited the use of skin care products to the basics.

If you want to take anything from this blog post, keep in mind that there is no magical cream that will do magic on your skin. Take care of yourself and your health, slow down, use a high quality skin product and you will see your skin shine every morning ♥

Bonjour Vichy

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My favorite mornings are definitely not the ones having me jump from bed and 10 minutes later running to catch the next bus (actually happens). My favorite mornings are the ones where I have the privilege to sleep a little bit longer and lie on bed stress free, have shower, enjoy breakfast and kick off the day with a little beauty program in order to feel good with myself for the day.

In this blog post, I wanted to create a visual story about those favorite mornings where I indulge in a morning beauty routine before stepping out of home. While taking those photos, I was thinking that I have been using Vichy products since my days in high school and they have been my loyal friends throughout the past years. It was so fun taking those photos because I love product photography and I intentionally made the photos bright, so they reflect the cleanness and freshness that Vichy products bring to the skin, AND they match perfectly to our bathroom. Bonjour Vichy. ♥

What is in my beauty case?

What is in my beauty case?

What is in my beauty case?

What is in my beauty case? – I received one email and I was asked about the make up products I use and I thought I should write about it. Well, I don’t like make up that much, I’d rather say I avoid it most of the times, especially when I have to wake up early, I don’t feel like putting a lot of make up on my face. And I believe in natural beauty…!

Nevertheless, I will tell you about some products I use:

As a day cream, I use the “Make a difference plus +” from Origins, every day after I clean my face. Breakfast and day cream go together. This cream keeps my skin soft and hydrated. I first bought this product in Manhattan and fortunately I can find it in Vienna as well.

I am quite pale, so I believe I need a little bit of color on my cheeks. For that purpose, I use the Crème de blush No 2 from Yves Saint Laurent.

Fortunately not all beauty products are expensive. My favorite Volum’ Express Mascara from Maybelline is friendly to our wallets.

And now I am going to reveal my favorite lipsticks….
The No 97 Incandescente from Chanel…so sexy, hot red, french and classy! And the “Im-Passioned” from MAC cosmetics. I love them both. Two more lipsticks that I like are from Yves Saint Laurent: Rouge Volupte No 13 and No 11.

This products fit my colors and skin perfectly, and that doesn’t mean they fit you as well. Try them before you buy them.

Thank you for asking and never forget that happy girls are the prettiest girls and that all you need is a spontaneous smile!♥