Life Update: I moved to France

Hello-Bonjour readers! I shamefully return on this platform after abandoning it for yet another a year. Apologies! Pandemic fatigue is to blame…. As you can tell by the title, I have moved to France! Some of you know I lived in Belgium for 5 years prior to moving to the Unites States where I’ve been living for the past 16 years. I unfortunately hadn’t had the change to return Europe since then which I think caused me to develop a strong sense of dépaysement as the French would say, or disorientation (from moving to such an unfamiliar place/culture). I’ve been thinking about going back to visit my loved ones in Europe for a while now. However, after the pandemic started, I felt like a two weeks of vacation wasn’t going to be enough, especially due to quarantine expectations. I figured I should just move back to Europe and so I did.

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The Best Dry Shampoo for oily hair – Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle Review

With the current pandemic bringing the world to a stop and forcing most of us to stay home, it can be difficult not to turn into a slob. Haircare is often the first thing we might neglect when we’re feeling lazy and unproductive. During such time, we often rely on dry shampoos to increase time between washes. If you have oily hair, Klorane dry Shampoo with Nettle will keep your day 3 hair looking fresh and fluffy! Don’t believe me? Keep reading!

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Long time no talk…

Hello – Bonjour! It’s been a while since I last posted something on here, a little over a year to be precise… Unbelievable! I tried very hard not to neglect this space because it brings me joy but I haven’t had time or energy to write due to a few reasons.

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Travel Diary: Canada (Toronto, Ottawa, & Montreal)

In July, I went on a mini vacation to Canada. This was my second time in The Great White North as I’ve visited Vancouver (BC) back in 2012. This time around, I explored the Eastern Coast and hit up Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. A lot happened during my week in Canada and I don’t want to overload you with a super detailed post, so here’s a summary of my trip.

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Bioderma Sensibio Discovery Set Review

I was introduced to the brand Bioderma after the Sensibio H2O (mircellar water) caught the attention of the Youtube beauty community.  In an attempt to familiarize myself with different products of the brand, I’ve purchased the Sensibio Discovery Set , which retailed for $9.90 on Beautylish . The set contains three travel size products: Sensibio H2O, Sensibio Light, and Sensibio Eye. I overall enjoyed using this set but I have a few thoughts I would like to share with you all regarding each product.

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Travel Diary: Seoul, Korea (2017)

My second trip to Asia was supposed to be all about Japan. I was not planning on visiting Seoul, Korea but the idea of not going back to this vibrant city didn’t sit well with me. I left for Seoul on the 25th of May after spending 4 days in Tokyo. My flight to Seoul was pleasant but I was feeling a bit anxious about getting to my Airbnb apartment. Last time I came to Seoul (in 2014), my friend Hailey picked me up at the airport and accompanied me to my hostel. This time, she was out-of-town and my other friends weren’t available to pick me up, so I had to figure it out on my own. In addition to stressing out over transportation, I had to pick up my pocket WIFI and get a T-Money card (subway card) before catching the last train to the city. Luckily things went smoothly and I made it to my place in one piece.

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Travel Diary: Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, & Kyoto)

Before I left for Japan, I promised myself I would blog daily. However, I had an overwhelming itinerary and jet lag was super brutal, especially considering I had 2 long layovers prior to flying to Japan. With that said, I still want to document my trip, even though this post won’t be as detailed as my previous travel ones.  Without further a due, let’s find out how spent my time in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

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Lancôme – Hypnôse Drama Mascara Set Review

I officially started using Lancôme products last year when I bought my first bottle of the Bi-Facil eye makeup remover. I really enjoyed using it and decided to try other Lancôme products starting with the Hypnôse Drama mascara. Unfortunately, the mascara itself was a bit too pricy for me ($27.50) but I decided to look into a set featuring the mascara and I came across the Hypnôse Drama Mascara Set on Net-A-Porter. The set retails for $73 but I got it for $36! It came with a full size Hypnôse Drama Mascara and Artliner and a 1.7 fl. oz Bi-Facil eye makeup remover.

Now on to the review…

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Travel Diary: Englewood, NJ & NYC

I landed in Newark airport last Thursday evening and I was welcomed by the frigid embrace of winter. Feeling the cold winter air all over my face and body reminded me of my time living in Brussels which brought a warm smile to my face… “Good times”, I thought to myself. After a couple of minutes of wandering around, I managed to find my friend, Felicia, and we headed to her place. Felicia had to work the following morning but we made plans to crab dinner with another friend at a local Cuban restaurant. After dinner, we went to a nearby coffee shop and listened to live Jazz. We ended up staying there for almost two hours before calling it a night.

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