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Feelin good

Feelin good

Feelin good

Within the last month, I travelled to four different countries in Europe. They were mostly for work!  As hectic as my schedule sounds, I know how fortunate I am to have a job that constantly keeps me happy and enthusiastic about life.

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Feelin good

But it is worth noting that having a busy lifestyle made me realize the importance of taking a moment to pause at home between one travel to the next. This allows for a much needed downtime for recreation and relaxation. My biggest ally in this crazy lifestyle for the past few months is Vichy skin care products.

Feelin good

Feelin good

During one of the breaks that I got to spend at home, I took the pictures that you see on this blog post. The photos feature a bunch of things that I use everyday: a calendar, my computer, a perfume, plus the LIFTACTIV vitamin C brightening skin corrector.

Feelin good
Feelin good
 

Every time I receive a product from Vichy, I try it out on my complexion. I also take the time to research the product and its ingredients. I don’t let myself spend money senselessly. Read the product reviews, what other people say about the product, and examine each and every ingredient that the product is made of. Get to know what these ingredients can really do for you and why you need them. In other words, stay informed and use a product consciously.

LIFTACTIV vitamin C brightening skin corrector

This time Vichy sent me the LIFTACTIV vitamin C brightening skin corrector in a small bottle with a dropper that contains 15% pure Vitamin C + vitamin E.  It is paraben, alcohol and fragrance free and promises to deliver clinically proven results. It’ll leave you with a brighter and firmer skin in just 10 days.

Take care of yourself

So, I am going to use this little bottle for the next 10 days that I will be at home. As for you? My advice is the same as my previous blog posts: Always remember there is no magical cream that will do magic on your skin. It’s up to you to take care of yourself, don’t stress too much, choose a healthy lifestyle, use a high quality product and see your skin shine every morning.

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Be more active

Be more active

Be more active

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.

Be more active
Be more active
 

I remember exactly one year ago, on the first of September 2016, I moved to Vienna’s 13th district of Vienna. 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.

Be more active
Be more active
 

I decided to take advantage of it and go running as much as possible, as often as possible. In order to stay motivated, I bought a new sporty outfit and I downloaded an app which tracks my daily steps and reminds me to be more active. The best hour for me to go running was during  sunset time. Approximately 2 hours before the park closes.

Be more active

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

Be more active
Be more active
 

The idea behind this visual story is to share with you a little bit of this activity and hopefully to 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!

Be more active
Be more active
 

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.

Be more active

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.

Be more active
Be more active
 

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?

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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.

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The Viennese Girl blog Beauty tips
 

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.

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

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Be sun smart

Be sun smart
Be sun smart
 

Be sun smart

I can remember myself as a teenager. I used to spend my summers on a Greek island. Summer holidays for me mean sun, sea and the beach. As teenagers, we had an entire month of holidays.

Be sun smart

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.

Be sun smart

I remember that at the beginning of those holidays, my skin looked dull and pale. 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). 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.

Be sun smart

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.

Be sun smart

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.

Be sun smart
Be sun smart
 

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.

Be sun smart

It keeps your skin hydrated and it has a velvety non-sticky feel, which allows sand to easily brush off of the skin.

Be sun smart

Be sun smart
Be sun smart
 
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!

Be sun smart

Photography by Liliia Chuba

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Morning beauty routine

4 steps for healthy and productive habits
4 steps for healthy and productive habits
 

Morning beauty routine

For the visual story of this blog post I was inspired by the philosophy of the Vichy Slow Age products. The Vichy philosophy is all about 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.

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.

4 steps for healthy and productive habits

Fact is 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 the following four steps in our every daily morning beauty routine?

Morning beauty routine
4 steps for healthy and productive habits
 
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.

4 steps for healthy and productive habits

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. I got hooked on it because it feels like silky water on my skin. 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!

Morning beauty routine
Morning beauty routine
 
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.

Morning beauty routine
Morning beauty routine
 

Morning beauty routine

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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.

Morning beauty routine
Morning beauty routine
 

Morning beauty routine

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Slow down

slow down

Slow down

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

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The art of slow living
 

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

The art of slow living

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.

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

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.

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When Vichy asked me to check out their face cream Slow Age cream, I didn’t say no. I didn’t doubt the quality of this day cream as I have been using Vichy skin care products for ages. I accepted the offer because of the unique concept behind this product line. The concept is to slow down, take care of yourself, and live peacefully. So that your skin keeps its natural glow.. A concept that matches 100% with the way I feel at this period of time.

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From a personal point of view, I never faced any major skin problem, nor I am scared of skin aging. I know that if I take care of myself, skin stays young for a long time. What I dislike is the feeling of dryness. dry hands, dry lips, and dry skin.

Every time I am traveling my skin is exposed to different environmental conditions. I make sure not to forget my lip balm, hand and day creams at home. I have often forgot them at home and the feeling of dryness was very unpleasant. 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. Then I end up being the one who forget to use them.

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Beauty tips - The Viennese Girl blog
 

Regarding the Slow Age cream, I noticed that my skin absorbed it immediately, without leaving a white residue or greasy finish. That 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.

Simple Ways to Practice Slow Living

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.

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