When it comes to beauty, there's no doubt that our girlfriends in Paris know how to do it right! That's why I interviewed my lovely friend, Nadia Van De Ven, about her favorite beauty products and tips! Here's what she had to say:
N&J: Many of my favorite fragrances come from France: Lavender, Chanel #5, Diptyque. Where is the best place to shop for fragrances you can only find in Paris - and what are your favorite fragrances?
NADIA: The eye lash curb thing (how do you call that in english?) - the eyelash curler!, the nailpolish series, especially the "plum" one. Another product that I love is the "radiant loose powder"..very handy, you can bring it with you everywhere and anytime give a little beauty fix to your face.
N&J: My friends and I love amazing drugstore beauty finds. What brands of cosmetics are found in French drugstores? What are your favorite Parisian drugstore picks?
NADIA: Mmmhh... there are 2 products I can't live without: The "pore minimizer" from Clinique and "Touche Eclat" by Yves Saint Laurent. Obviously, these are wordly known...now.
N&J: Our handbags are the keepers of many beauty secrets! Would you tell us what beauty must-have's you keep in yours?
N&J: What are the Parisian makeup trends right now and what are you favorite to wear?
NADIA: Plum !!! I love plum ! Or the a soft white/cream for the 'daytime'.
N&J: What accessories would you add to a chic all black Parisian outfit to make it pop?
NADIA: Red lipstick and/or a big colourful necklace.
Thank you to Nadia for sharing a part of her 'beautiful' life with us! N&J loves you!
Clinique 'Pores No More' - http://www.clinique.com/cms/product/franchise/skincare_pores_mpp.tmpl
'Sensual' by Kenzoki - http://www.kenzousa.com/fragrance
Sephora Nail Polish - http://www.sephora.com/browse/brand_hierarchy.jhtml?brandId=OPI%20for%20SEPHORA
Yves Saint Laurent 'Touche Eclat' - http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P218431&categoryId=B70
Tarte 24.7 Natural Lip Sheer SPF 15 (red lips!) - http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P38469&categoryId=B70
Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler - http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P0414&categoryId=B60