Instanatural Cellulite Cream - Review

There is one word that women are really afraid to use. I'm even afraid to write it: Cellulite. In winter I act like it doesn't exist but when summer begins the terror returns. Every year I try different methods in order to fight my cellulite but nothing really works. Creams that smell bad, patches that make me uncomfortable, other creams that need 3 hours to absorb, massage ways that make me feel so much pain that I want to scream... the list is endless... 
So, when Instanatural send* me their cellulite cream, I didn't think that this cream could make any difference. 

But I was wrong. This cream is different. First of all, it smells amazing!!! The combination of Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Avocado Oil gave an amazing smell on my body. Even my room smelled amazing! Another plus is that it absorbs really quickly. You don't need to wait for an hour to absorb... Only 5 minutes and you're ready to go.  
I used it for a month and I applied it on my skin every morning before work. They suggest to apply it twice a day, but it was hard to incorporate it into my night routine. My skin looked smoother and softer after only a few uses.
A few weeks later, my skin looked more firm and the terrible orange peel look was less visible. The cellulite didn't dissapear but at least I found a valuable ally against it. This winter I won't turn my back on my cellulite issue. I'll keep using the cream, hoping that next summer I'll be bikini ready!   

*I received this product for free, in exchange for my honest and unbiased feedback.

Mastering the Parisian Chic

I've been listening to it for years: The Parisian women are the most chic women in the world. And I always wondered: But why? What makes the women who live in Paris look so fashionable and chic all the time? At my last trip to Paris I decided to "investigate" and understand the secrets behind the notorious "Parisian Chic". 

During my "investigation", I discovered that everything anyone ever said for the Parisian girls is true. Their style is confident, feminine and chic. But how do they do it? Here are some simple ways to master the Parisian chic style:


No1 rule for the Parisian women: Keep it simple. The majority of women in Paris don't go wild with their style. They love monochrome, they prefer simple lines and their shoes are feminine but not over the top. Also, their accessories are very low key. You won't see any big statement necklaces in the street of Paris. 

*The white shirt

I'm not a big fan of the white shirt (mostly because I haven't found the right fit for my figure) but Parisian women know how to make it look stylish and effortessly chic. The secret is to buy a good quality shirt that it would fit perfectly on your body. One of the best fashion investements you'll ever make. 

*Flat shoes

Parisian women are not afraid to wear flats. We might wear them just for comfort or because its quite difficcult to stand on our heels while we are packed inside the tube, but Parisians do it for more fashionable reasons. They embrace them and make them look like the most important piece in their wardrobe. 

*Black rules!
Forget bright colors and bold prints. Parisian women love black and are not afraid to show it. Even when they choose an other color they go for grey, dark green or grey. Nothing too bright and wild. You can never loose wearing black, right? 

If you want to go in more depth about the Parisian chic style, I would suggest a weekend trip to Paris or a look at the following books. Oh la la la! 

Greeks do it better: Messinian Spa sunscreen (review)

Our guest editor, Lina Grivogianni, discovered, tested and fell in love with a new and amazing Greek sunscreen: 

I fell in love with Messinian Spa, from the first time I smell them and I start using them right away. Messinian Spa line was born from the love to their consumers and that love is translated through products which are enriched with PDO extra virgin olive oil from Kalamata (Messinia).
My new discovery from the line is the Face and Body Sunscreen which offers sun protection against UVA and UVB rays and at the same time, it nourishes and hydrate the skin.The sunscreen is great, it is really easily absorbed by the skin and the most important, protects you with a wonderful smell. 

 I really enjoy the way it's becoming one with my skin and  I feel like I wear a great perfume all over my body. When you have this product –trust me- you don’t need anything else for summer days. You can have protection, moisturize, plus a great smell, so you don’t need to wear perfume, especially those hot summer days. 

The sunscreen comes in a beautiful package which you buy one, you get one more for free!! 
I should inform you that it contains also yogurt and walnut, which makes it unique amongst all the others. The last but certainly not least is that after your exposure to the sun, Messinian have the answer, you can wear the most amazing After Burn Cooling Gel, with olive oil, mint and aloe. As soon as your put it against your skin, you will feel a great touch of coolness and freshness.
The Messinian Spa Sunscreen and the After Burn Cooling Gel are really all you need to have a great summer. The sunscreen comes with 50, 30 and 15 SPF, the 15 SPF is an oil for deep tanning!  The choice is yours, pick the one that suits you and have a great summer!! 

By Lina Grivogianni