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Confident in Chantelle Paris

I am not going to lie, I can proudly say that I am a homebody. I absolutely love staying at home on weekends and lounging around the house. Being around the house obviously means you wants to be comfortable and you also still want to look pretty and it all starts from what's under. I absolutely love lingerie and my main factor when shopping for lingerie is comfort. Comfort always comes first. I want underwear that will fit right, that will not show under clothing and that will make me feel good. Chantelle basically ticks all these boxes for me. Chantelle is french lingerie brand that prides in quality and comfort. I was recently introduced to their new Soft Stretch collection that is seamless, minimal, ultra comfortable, breathable, one size fits all and just plain sexy. 

Je ne vais pas vous mentir, je peux dire avec fierté que je suis quelqu'un qui adore rester à la maison. Le weekend, j'adore rester à la maison, relaxer sur le sofa et regarder des émissions. Rester à la maison signifie évidemment vouloir être à l'aise et bien sûr, se sentir belle, comfortable et sexy, alors, tout commence à partir de ce qui est en dessous. J'adore la lingerie et mon facteur principal lors d'une petite session de magasinage pour de la lingerie est le confort. Le confort vient toujours en premier. Je veux des sous-vêtements qui vont bien me faire, qui ne vont pas paraître sous les vêtements et dans lesquels je vais bien me sentir. Chantelle coche toutes ces cases pour moi. Chantelle est une marque de lingerie française qui privilégie la qualité et le confort. Récemment, j'ai été présenté à leur nouvelle collection Soft Stretch qui est sans couture visible, minimale, ultra confortable, qui respire, de taille unique et qui est tout simplement sexy.
For me, minimal is super sexy, I don't need bells and whistles to feel good in lingerie. I've been basically living in this Chantelle Soft Stretch collection, the underwear doesn't bulge into my skin, it just sits right. From lounging at home, to putting a dress on and going on for drinks, comfort and confidence starts from what's under. 

Pour moi, un look minimaliste est super sexy, je n'ai pas besoin de plein de détails et de froufrou pour bien me sentir en lingerie. Essentiellement, depuis plusieurs semaines maintenant, je vis dans ce kit de la collection Soft Stretch de Chantelle. Les sous-vêtements me font bien et ne percent pas dans ma peau. De la maison à mettre une robe pour aller prendre un verre, le confort et la confiance commencent par ce qui est en dessous.

I am wearing the Chantelle Soft Stretch One Size Smooth Tank Top and the Soft Stretch Seamless Full Brief. You can shop the Chantelle Soft Stretch collection by finding your nearest location here

Je porte le débardeur Taille Unique de Chantelle Soft Stretch et le slip intégral sans couture Soft Stretch. Vous pouvez acheter la collection Chantelle Soft Stretch en trouvant votre emplacement le plus proche ici.

This post was created in partnership with Chantelle Paris. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

30 is the new 20

I’ll be honest with you, turning 30 years old really made me realize I had to adopt new routines that had health benefits and had a positive impact on my everyday life. 30 is the new 20 but you’ve got to work harder at it. For me, turning 30 made me feel more confident. I know exactly what I want, when I want it, I love my job but it is also a more stressful time where every decision is important starting with health. And yes, let’s not forget that with 30 comes the appearance or threat of wrinkles.

Here are some of the healthy routines I’ve adopted that make me feel good and healthy:
1 – Do not compromise sleep I know everyone says this, but going to sleep before midnight is sooo important. It immediately shows in your skin, under your eyes, you have so much more energy during the day and your brain is more alert. It is super important to establish a sleep routine and start your nighttime routine around 9:45pm, so you can be in bed ready to sleep (not on your phone) by 10-10:15. This trick has really changed my habits. Yes, it was very hard to adapt to, especially with the fact that I have a full-time job and run a full-time website but it is all worth it at the end.

2 – A good skincare routine To fight and prevent those wrinkles you need a good skincare regimen, that you will religiously use. I’ve recently started incorporating the new L’Oréal Revitalift Cicacream in my skincare routine, which is fragrance-free and paraben-free. This cream’s key ingredient is Centella Asiatica, a plant from ancient Chinese Medicine that was used for centuries as a wrinkle fighter. L’Oréal Revitalift Cicacream basically acts like fitness for your skin, in a preventative manner and repair your skin’s barrier today in order to prevent premature aging. If you are close to my age, ladies, you need to think about this; we need to prep our skin to fight against aging and establish good skincare regimens.

3 – Drink a ton of water – This I can tell you is something I am proud to say I’ve mastered a very long time ago. I’m the girl at work that asks everyone is they drank enough water during the day. I never ever leave my house without my water bottle. I drink close to 2L a day and it makes a huge difference on my skin and on my mood.

4 – Food and exercise – Everything you ingest is immediately apparent on your skin. In the last couple of months, I’ve adapted my eating habits to eliminate bread as much as I can and really focus on a balanced diet. I always ate healthy, but I am now more careful on my intake of vegetables, fish and good proteins. As for exercise, I won’t lie, I wasn’t really good in the last couple of months as work took over my evenings. However, in the last month, I decided to create a routine and discipline myself to work out from home at least 3 times a week with a program. After only a couple of workouts, I noticed glow-y, healthier skin. 

These tricks are not anything you haven’t heard before, but what I can tell you is that by incorporating these changes, you will see a difference in your skin, your energy, your mind, your mood and everything else! 

This post was created in partnership with L’Oréal. All opinions are my own.


How to colour your hair without the damage

It's almost been 9 months that I first noticed a grey hair and let me tell you that I freaked out. My parents started getting grey hair pretty early as well so I knew I was lined up for this. I let it go and the more and more that time went buy, the more and more I was noticing so much more grey hair. It sounds like my head was full, I'm exaggerating but it shows so much more on really dark hair. After a couple of months, I just couldn't look at them anymore. I will not lie to you, I was indeed plucking them out because who the hell wants grey/white hair in a nice high ponytail. I obviously wanted to colour my hair but I did not want to start this crazy routine and I did not want to damage my hair. After some research, I realized that there is a whole world of hair-colouring called semi-permanent colouring. I was so happy and I figured if I didn't know about it maybe some of you ladies didn't either, which brings me to my partnership with L'Oréal pro. 

Cela fait près de 9 mois que j'ai remarqué mon premier cheveu gris et laissez-moi vous dire que j'ai paniqué. Mes parents ont commencé à avoir des cheveux gris très tôt aussi, alors je savais que ça allait arriver bientôt. J'ai mis cela de côté, mais plus le temps avançait, plus j'en remarquais. Bon, j'exagère, j'en avais pas partout, mais sur les cheveux très foncés, ça paraît beaucoup. Après quelques mois, je ne pouvais plus les regarder. Je ne vais pas vous mentir, j'en ai arrachés plusieurs, parce que vraiment qui veut des cheveux gris. Je voulais évidemment colorer mes cheveux, mais je ne voulais pas commencer cette folle routine et je ne voulais pas abîmer mes cheveux. Après quelques recherches, j'ai réalisé qu'il y a tout un univers de coloration des cheveux semi-permanente. J'étais si heureuse de trouver ceci et je me suis dit que probablement plusieurs d'entre vous ne connaissait pas cet univers, ce qui m'amène à mon partenariat avec L'Oréal pro.
L'Oréal Pro invited me to MCoiffure in Montreal to test out the DIA Richesse hair colour. Loïc, the amazing hairdresser started by applying the DIA Richesse hair colour on my roots, as this was the main area where I had grey hair. He explained to me that the DIA Richesse hair colour is perfect for ladies looking for low-commitment hair colouring (ME!) or ladies that want to dye their hair for the first time while avoiding the possible damage from colouring. The DIA Richesse hair colour also has no ammonia and provides a tone-on-tone effect which leaves your hair looking so rich and healthy. The semi-permanent lasts up to 4 weeks gradually. After the 30 mins process, my hair looked amazing, no more greys, super shiny and healthy. Then, I decided it was time for a change, so Loïc cut a couple of inches off my hair and convinced me to do a little balayage action and I am COMPLETELY in love with what he did. I simply wanted to add a little texture to my hair, to add movement and life and he nailed it. I swear, every time I look at myself in the mirror, I am beyond happy. I'm even thinking of going back for more next month. 

L'Oréal Pro m'a invité à MCoiffure, un superbe salon à Montréal pour tester la coloration DIA Richesse. Loïc, l'incroyable coiffeur a commencé par appliquer la coloration DIA Richesse sur mes racines, car c'était la zone principale où on retrouvait mes cheveux gris. Il m'a expliqué que la coloration DIA Richesse est parfaite pour les femmes qui recherchent une coloration des cheveux à faible engagement (MOI!) ou pour les femmes qui veulent se teindre les cheveux pour la première fois tout en évitant les dommages possibles de la coloration. La couleur des cheveux DIA Richesse ne contient pas d'ammoniaque et procure un effet ton sur ton qui laisse vos cheveux si riches et si sains. La coloration dure jusqu'à 4 semaines et disparaît très progressivement. Après le processus de 30 minutes, mes cheveux étaient incroyables, plus de gris, super brillants et en bonne santé. Puis, j'ai décidé qu'il était temps de changer, donc Loïc m'a coupé quelques pouces et m'a convaincu de faire un petit balayage et je capote sur mes cheveux. Je voulais simplement ajouter un peu de texture à mes cheveux, ajouter du mouvement et de la vie et il a réalisé exactement ce que je voulais. Je vous promets, à chaque fois que je me regarde dans le miroir, je capote sur mes cheveux. Je pense même y retourner pour un peu plus de couleur, le mois prochain.
One thing is for sure, I am super happy I discovered the semi-permanent colouring from L'Oréal Pro, it makes it such an easy and non-damaging way of treating my grey hair. I can know tie my hair up in a ponytail without being annoyed by the greys. I hope this helped some of ladies make a decision on how to take care of your grey hair. Let me know if you have any questions! 

Une chose est sûre, je suis très contente d'avoir découvert la coloration semi-permanente de L'Oréal Pro, qui rend le traitement de mes cheveux gris si facile et non dommageable. Je peux maintenant attacher mes cheveux sans être agacée par les gris. Bon, j'espère ce petit article va vous permettre de découvrir qu'il est possible de faire disparaître les cheveux gris sans abîmer vos cheveux. N'hésitez  surtout pas si vous avez des questions! 

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