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#1Le ballet, on s’y met !
Le nom de Mary Helen Bowers ne vous dit probablement rien, pourtant, elle est l’une des danseuses les plus influentes du moment. C’est elle qui a entraîné Natalie Portman pour le film Black Swan. Résultat, un oscar en 2011 pour l’actrice ! C’est elle aussi qui affûte les silhouettes de personnalités comme Alexa Chung, Liv Tyler, Sofia Coppola mais aussi les « anges » de Victoria Secret. La story ? Après dix ans au sein du New York City Ballet, la ballerine lance en 2008 le Ballet Beautiful, des cours de danse classique en vidéo, qui cartonnent rapidement. Pourquoi, nous aussi, on la suit ? D’abord parce que ses vidéos sont jolies et de qualité, ça compte. Ensuite, parce que ses cours sont accessibles à tous les niveaux (on peut même tenter les exercices « supermodel »), qu’ils font les muscles longs et toniques et qu’elle a aussi prévu des cours pour les femmes enceintes. Vous voulez en savoir plus ? Suivez Mary Helen Bowers sur instagram : @balletbeautiful. Abonnement : 39,99 $/mois sur www.balletbeautiful.com; ou vidéos Ballet Beautiful sur www.youtube.com
#2Just Add Water
There are pros and cons of wearing make-up when exercising, but you have to admit that mascara can make you feel a little more powerful at the gym. For long-lasting waterproof hold, add Double Fix’ Mascara on top of your regular mascara, and protect lashes from sweat, rain, and even chlorine. It’s been tested and approved by both an ophthalmologist and Clarins insiders, so go ahead—make a splash!
#3Pump It Up with Aloe Vera!
Nature addicts swear by this power-packed plant, and Ayurvedic medicine was already using its superpowers 5,000 years ago. Even Cleopatra made it part of her skincare routine. But aloe’s beauty properties come from its function as a desert plant: to withstand the most arid climates, it traps an incredible amount of water, along with sugars, vitamins and minerals, at its core. This composition gives pure aloe vera gel unparalleled moisturizing properties for the skin, as well as soothing, repairing and healing benefits (like soothing sunburns and irritation). Taken orally, aloe also improves digestion and combats fatigue. What more could you ask for?
#4Blogger Beauty Beginnings: Evelina Cartasova
With her firecracker personality and adorable accessories (bejeweled cat ears, anyone?), Evelina never has a problem with the spotlight--or sharing her beauty secrets with millions of fans. Come tour her California home and see her skincare routine up-close for an inside peek into this online star’s private world.
#5How Can I Reduce the Look of My Under-Eye Circles?
There are three types of dark circles: brown, shadowy, and blue-purple. If you’ve got brown circles (caused by skin pigment) or hollow ones (caused by thinning skin), go for concealer and call it a day. Choose one slightly lighter than your skin tone, you’ll avoid the “reverse panda” effect of having weird white circles around your eyes.
If you have blue-purple dark circles, that’s from sluggish circulation—and you might be able to improve it. Use a skincare product that helps replenish, and supplement your skincare’s key ingredients with more sleep, more fruits and vegetables, and—sorry—a reduction in screen time.
(But keep concealer on backup just in case. Everyone needs it once in a while.)
For an energizing start to your day, mist yourself with Eau Dynamisante, the legendary eau de toilette that hydrates, tones and perfumes with its addictive scent and essential oils. Combine with a coat of vibrant Joli Rouge lipstick in red to get a positive jolt of beauty all day long.
#7The Breakfast Club
Attention, cereal monogamists: After New York and London, it's Paris' turn to open crunchy breakfast eateries. At Cerealiste, find brands from all over the world, a selection of milks (including rice and oat milk), toppings (honey, caramel, chocolate, etc.), and a cardboard box for your haul. Meanwhile at BOL Porridge Bar, sweet barley and oats are baked with plant milk, and savory ingredients (like spelt, leek, and haddock) make for unique offerings. And over on the 18th, Harper’s is opening its second restaurant/café accompanied by a cereal bar of its own!
In Paris: Cerealiste: 38 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris.
And also: BOL Porridge Bar: 76 Rue du Faubourg Poisssonière, 75010 Paris. http://www.bolporridgebar.com
Harper’s: 16 Rue Letort, 75018 Paris.
In London: Cereal Killer Cafe
139 Brick Lane
London E1 6SB
In New York: Kith Treats
New York, NY 10012
#8Ciao, Chapped Lips
The Product: HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
Essential rose wax, shea butter and ceramides form the hard-hitting trio in this intensely replenishing balm. Lips recover their softness from intense dryness or cold, and thanks to an effective plumping ingredient, they’re also more defined and coated in a pretty pink tint. (No wonder it made a surprise appearance at the 2015 Oscars!)
As soon as the thermometer drops! With little natural protection, lips tend to quickly dry out and crack. This balm has a replenishing as well as a cosmetic cocooning action, insulating this delicate area from the wintry weather. Bonus: For extra protection and comfort, apply a thick layer like a little lip mask before bedtime.
Illustration: Clémence Monot