Casual Sunday

Bruges, Belgium 30/03/2015
Casual Sunday

When I was younger, I used to hate Sundays. I saw them as utterly boring days where everything was closed and I had nothing to do… While it’s true that Sundays in Brussels are very, very quiet, I now see this day as an excuse to meet up with friends over brunch & relax before a busy week. For those kind of days, I always… Read more

3 mascaras to try

28/03/2015
3 mascaras to try

If there’s one beauty product that I like to try, it has to be mascara. Finding the perfect formula and the perfect brush is a never ending quest for me and honestly, I love it. Recently, I’ve been trying three new ones that I really like for different reasons. Une | Volume liner mascara It took me a good week or so to fully appreciate this… Read more

Packing for Chicago

27/03/2015
Packing for Chicago

Our trip to Chicago is now fast approaching (we’re leaving tomorrow morning!) so it’s more than time to think about packing. I hate packing last minute, so my suitcase is pretty much ready to go. I decided to pack very light for this trip since I already have a few things on my wishlist and don’t really want to come back with 3 extra suitcases…… Read more

The game changer | Estée Lauder Advanced night repair

26/03/2015
The game changer | Estée Lauder Advanced night repair

If there is one skincare product that really changed things up for me, it has to be the Estée Lauder advanced night repair serum. I purchased my first bottle of the stuff three years ago now, and it’s the one beauty product that I keep on repurchasing, no matter what. Now you might be wondering what a serum does exactly… Serums are the key to get… Read more

a wearable peplum top

Bruges, Belgium 25/03/2015
a wearable peplum top

Ever since the peplum trend became a thing a few years ago, I’ve been trying to find a peplum top that would suit me. Being the pear shaped lady that I am, meaning that my hips are the widest part of my body, it was a real nightmare. Every single top that I tried made me look 10 pounds heavier and none worked for my… Read more

My latest obsession is…

24/03/2015
My latest obsession is…

My latest obsession is… Snapchat! I only discovered the app last December, but I am pretty much addicted! It’s a more spontaneaous way of sharing a bit more about my life with you and I totally adore it! My username is @axelleblanpain but you can also add me by pointing your camera at the little ghost down below! I can’t wait to be in Chicago… Read more

Could this be the key to healthy hair?

23/03/2015
Could this be the key to healthy hair?

If there’s one thing that people remember about me, it’s my hair. That might sounds very pretentious to say, but it’s true. I often get emails and comments asking me questions about my hair and it’s pretty much the same in real life as well. Well, the truth is that it takes time and effort. Growing up, I did nearly everything to my hair. I… Read more

Spring haul | Beauty, decor & fashion

22/03/2015

I can’t believe that it’s already the end of March. My trip to chicago seemed so far away just a few days ago, and now it’s nearly here, crazy! The past month has been really busy but I kind of loved it. Of course, I wish that I could sleep more and rely a bit less on Redbull but I’ve been able to travel quite… Read more

How to find your perfect cleanser

21/03/2015
How to find your perfect cleanser

Cleansing is probably one of the most important steps in your beauty routine. It gets rid of any residues of makeup and leaves your skin clean & fresh and ready to absorb any skincare product that you will put on afterwards. But finding the perfect cleanser can be quite a challenge… Trust me, I’ve been there. And today, I am sharing all my tips to help… Read more

Diptyque Rosafolia

19/03/2015
Diptyque Rosafolia

Whenever I am looking for a small gift for a friend, I always tend to go for a Diptyque candle. These candles are a true luxury treat but I feel like people don’t always take the plunge to treat themselves… When I was in Paris earlier this month, my friend Elena let me crash at her place. So to say thank you, I wanted to… Read more