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My Summer Hair Essentials

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I Really Simplified My Beauty Routine

For two years: back to “natural” hair, without intensive chemical treatment (straightening etc… ). It seems that I’ve never had such beautiful hair (soft curls). No secret, I moderately take care of  them (- no need to smother them -) with the most “natural” products possible.

For two months, I’ve make my own oil bath and after / before shampoo (DIY). For my oil baths that I also apply to seal hydration (every 2-3 days depending on the needs of my super dry hair), the base is a mixture of organic coconut and olive oils (photo 1 above). To which I can add many other organic oils (avocado, argan, castor … depending on the specific needs of my hair). 

The two small bottles on the pictures (barely bigger than my index finger) lasted almost two months. I still have some olive oil. I’m not the kind frugal using my products. And sometimes I use one of these oils alone or mixed with a moisturizer on face and body! Super efficient and light convenient for traveling.

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To Go To The Sea

I apply a mixture of natural shea butter with my two organic coconut and olive oils: mixing well and refrigerate the product (picture 4 above). My curls have never been as flexible and well defined! I’ve even had compliments.

And the evening, I rinse or washed them with the excellent Aveda Be Curly Co-wash: superb texture and nice lemon smell. Then I don’t use any conditionner. Sometimes, I just tie my hair without adding any product. If I find them not soft enough, I apply a little bit of oil (I never use coconut oil alone, always associated with another oil). 

And if I want to discipline baby hair around the face (almost impossible mission!), I add the Aveda Brilliant water-based gel. My hair stand 1 to 2 hours and the natural goes back (lol)! Next up, I’d like to try natural henna. If you have some tips, please feel free to leave me a comment or sent me an email!

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Styling: Roxy beach towel and Balinese sarong. 

Lisbon: Shopping, Beach and Night Market

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What to do a summer Saturday in Lisbon?

Cheerful colourful lazy breakfast in bed. Great breakfast, isn’t it? I was dying to show you it!  

Already noon, it’s super hot. As I do not like the heat and I prefer discovering some boutiques of young designers in the deserted city. There are only tourists in town (LOL)!

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On my way to Principe Real      

Near the famous Embaixada, here are few shopping places I like for their decor or selection of clothing and accessories.        

Pictured above, the boutiques : Alexandra Moura (3) and Gopa (4). And two concept stores: Slow Retail Concept Store (1) and 21 pr Concept Store (2).

I really like the Slow Retail Concept Store, where I spent a long time: very colorful with a boho vibe and very friendly traders.

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At the Real Slow Retail Concept Store,

I like for the beach, the hippie chic embroidered tunics designed by Xana Madeira (pictured above, 3).

A bit of fancy with the bangles of Ana Calheiros (2). The corner of the multibrand, Rosebud for vintage chic accessories: bags (Chloe …), shoes and jewelry (4).

The Nomada coffee, for a drink or snack in a bohemian atmosphere. Plus it smells so good: unfortunately no time to stop me this time I have late lunch at the beach!

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Hello the beach : )    

We head  to Costa da Caparica, closer than Cascais or Gincho, 20 minutes drive from Lisbon. There is not a beach, but many beaches for miles. We arrive at 4.30-5 p.m., the best time!               

The sun is still hot and gives us a golden complexion. The water is cold, it’s the ocean, but you quickly get used to it, thanks to the waves. My first swim was early May in an invigorating icy water!

Lively discussion (LOL) on our chairs, with the Brazilian electro music of the beach restaurant. And yummy fresh juices! Cheers!     

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Dinner at the market while listening to a DJ

Awesome! You can also listen to fado or blues lives some nights! So time to go and have a shower before going to dinner at the Mercado de Campo de Ourique.

Although I should be stayed on the beach, I really like the relaxed atmosphere of the market. A nice mix of people: families, groups of friends, hipsters, normcores and others …

Traditional Portuguese products at very reasonable prices. It’s simple and good: taste the Portugese beans (healthy and tasteful)! On weekends, it ‘s hard to find seats to eat.

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Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2014, tous droits réservés.

Informations  

Slow Retail Concept Store: Praça do Pricinpe Real, N°20, 1250-184 Lisboa

Costa da Caparica &  Mercado Campo de Ourique  

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Fashion: Let’s Go To The Beach In Algarve, Portugal

Fashion: Let's Go To The Beach In Algrave, Portugal

Please give me a (fashion) break!

And let’s head to this small beach in Algarve! Here are my happy few must have to go to the beach! Colorful pareos (pictures 1 & 5, Zara and picture 3 Gérard Darel). I always take many, I also use them as a scarf or a cover when it’s a bit windy!

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Colorful African bangles to chill with my Portugese ELLE …

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I’m looking at the waves …

While my Roxy T-shirt is drying. The fabric is so sweet! Pictures below & 8: my “Slim” Havaianas, loved them for ages! A bit of glam protection with Vichy Compact Solaire Embellisseur SFP 30 that also illuminates the skin.

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Nice zebra design to match with my XXL beach bag!

Stylish Diane Von Furstenberg wallet in plastic to remove sand! Time for Bikini girls (picture 9)! Can’t find my top, oops I forget to take a picture of the bikini’s top!

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I could stay hours swimming!

That’s why I tested the Bio Beauté by Nuxe’s 50 SFP sunscreen, with a delicious coconut perfume and paraben free. Unfortunately the texture is a bit greasy and leaves on the skin a white layer. But the protection is strong!

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Love these natural leather sandals

of Zara. Never without my Essie nail polish! Sorry I have to go back hammocking under the Algarve incredible blue sky! So what are your “go to the  beach” must have? I’m really curious to discover yours …

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Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2014, tous droits réservés.

The pictures were shot at the beach of the beautiful Vila Vita Parc.

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