Month: February 2014

Envy Review: Clarins – Double Serum Complete Age Control

Clarins award-winning bestseller combines two age-defying formulas in one groundbreaking serum
The only intensive anti-ageing treatment rich in 20 plant extracts that revitalizes the skin’s 5 vital functions. A unique formula the promises a visibly youthful look: firmer skin, visibly reduced wrinkles, more even complexion and less visible pores.

Our feedback
This newest version of Clarins Double Serum is more fragranced, has a lighter texture and is absorbed faster into the skin. This fabulous natural product makes your skin radiant, smooth, firm and really enhances your complexion. You can notice great results after a month and you will not be able to do without it!

How to use
Mix and warm a few drops between palms. Gently press onto clean face and neck, morning and/or evening, before applying your regular treatment cream.

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Envy Tutorial: contouring makeup in 5 steps

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Want sculpted cheekbones, fuller lips and a slimmer face? It’s easier than you think – no needles required

STEP 1
After you’ve applied your regular foundation, take your angled brush and load it up with bronzer. Make-up artist Elton Fernandez recommends using a shade that has minimal red pigment, like ‘Casino’ by Nars or ‘Matte Bronze’ by M.A.C. When it comes to picking the right bronzer, make sure that you always keep the shade matte, never glittery.

Check out Eminence Organics natural foundations here

STEP  2
For first- time users, Fernandez recommends feeling your face for your cheekbones, then applying the shade just under it. As a general rule, he says, “Stop right before the apples of your cheeks, as that’s where the blush is applied and blended into the contour.” Sarah Lucero, Stila’s celebrity make-up artist, recommends dusting bronzer on both sides of your nose, under your chin and along your jawline and temples (or hairline).

STEP 3
Using your blush brush, add a bit of colour to the apples of your cheeks and to the tip of your nose for a sun-kissed glow.

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STEP 4
Highlighter is the ace up every make-up artist’s sleeve. To take things a step further, brush or dot a powder or cream illuminator above the blush on your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and on your chin. This will enhance your bone structure and provide the perfect contrast to the contour.

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STEP 5
“Blending is key,” says Lucero. “The idea behind contouring is to enhance and define, so all traces of your contour should be seamless.” Using a foundation or blush brush, go over all the areas of your face that you’ve contoured. The effect should be natural – visible lines give the look away – so remember to blend well, and then blend again for good measure.

check out MY ENVY BOX’s pick: Brightening Day Serum from Rémy Laure

Envy Icon: Jane Birkin

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Get the look of one of MY ENVY BOX’s favorite icons: the French-British singer and actress Jane Birkin.
We love her natural beauty & effortless chic.

Zoya Polish Blossom
– Vanilla Cream Antioxidant Mineral Foundation from Eminence Organics
Chloé Signature Eau de Parfum
– Extra Firming Day Cream For Dry Skin from Clarins
– Freshness Exfoliator from Thalgo

Envy Fashion: The coolest breakaway trends

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We rounded up the coolest breakaway trends on our fashion radar – try now, think later
By Shruti Thacker and Divyak D’Souza

PUNK JEWELS
Hide your pretty baubles and get some serious punk credentials with Lanvin-like layers of chains and Versace spikes and studs for full-throttle glamour. Pair with a cool carelessness to pull off the look.

BASIC INSTINCT
Only the brave can go all the way with this trend. Play peek-a-boo with a lace bra under a sheer shirt à la Preen or go the Louis Vuitton way and wear your satin slip as a dress.

LONG STORY
Paul Smith, Céline and Pringle of Scotland took the sleeve to new lengths, giving it a cosy, luxurious, borrowed-from-your-boyfriend appeal.

BACK TO SCHOOL
Backpacks are no longer just for kids. Lavish with fringes and prints or minimalist with soft leather, this bag comes out of the classroom to play.

ARMY RULES
It’s not just jackets and camo-print, even detailing gets a military makeover. Whether it’s brooches like at DSquared2 or Burberry and Mulberry’s buttons and zips, this one gets a 21-gun salute from us.

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NECK TO NECK
This is the season of extremes, from Prada’s subversive necklines flaunting bare shoulders to austere high necks at Missoni. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

PUMPED UP
The marriage of the classic pump and the risqué thigh-high boot gave us the pump boot. Ferragamo, Moschino and Aminaka Wilmont led this trend with clean cuts, rich leather and a polished finish, making boots acceptable, even covetable, evening footwear.

Add some bright to your look with ZOYA nail polish

UGLY SHOES
With Stella McCartney, Prada and Carven’s stamps of approval, these strong, heavy shoes with
a rubber tractor-tyre sole are the shoes of the season. Who said trendy can’t be comfortable?

SOFT SIDE
This season, the opulence of velvet is restricted to accessories and trimmings. Shoes, bags, collars – you name it, velvet’s on it.

FLOOR-SWEEPERS
Take a cue from DSquared2, who paid tribute to the ‘70s with shimmery wide disco pants, or keep it utilitarian in mud browns and military greens like Haider Ackermann. Our tip: Pair these voluminous trousers with fitted pullovers and jersey tops.

MY ENVY BOX’s pick: Antioxidant Complex Night from Phytomer

Eminence Organics, Hollywood loves their products!

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Eminence Organics skin care offers a complete line of the highest quality products in natural skin care, using only natural compost and natural plant preservation.

Madonna: “They contain all-natural ingredients. Everything they make smells like food, so facial cleansers smell like blueberries [Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser], the toning serum smells like strawberry [Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum], and the body scrub smells like coconut [Coconut Sugar Scrub].”

Exclusively available on ENVY BOUTIQUE

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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MY ENVY BOX team wishes you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

For this special evening, be seductive and irrestible with some beauty products from ENVY CHIC collection:

Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty Essence
– Thalgo Silicium Eye Cream
Eminence Organics Blueberry Soy Repair Masque
– Zoya nail polish Kelly

Valentine’s Day is the celebration of your affection for your loved ones, there’s no better way to show friends and family a little love than by gifting them with a sweet beauty treat.

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Plus, don’t miss out ENVY MAN collection: pamper your beloved with fragrance, cleansing gel, after-shave balm, shower gel… exclusively dedicated to men.

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Don’t have a Valentine in mind? No problem. Treat yourself with
MY ENVY BOX picks:

Eminence Organics Mismosa Champagne Tonic
– Thalgo Polynesia Sacred Oil
– Clarins Exfoliating Cleanser
– L’Occitane Aroma Repairing Shampoo
– Zoya Nail polish Lily

Envy Travel: Globe-trotters in the know pick their hottest new getaway

Sabine Heller CEO, Asmallworld.com
“Beldi Country Club in Marrakech. It is a beautiful, eco-friendly sanctuary amidst olive groves and acres of rose and hibiscus gardens. The airy rooms are filled with handmade rugs and pottery for sale.”Beldicountryclub.com

Cecilia Morelli Parikh Owner, Le Mill
“Monaci Delle Terre Nere at the foot of Mount Etna in Sicily. This monastery-turned-hotel has only six rooms and a fantastic view of the smoking volcano. The food is cooked using homegrown produce.”
Monacidelleterrenere.it

check out MY ENVY BOX’s pick: Sun Repair Cream Mask from Thalgo

Nayantara Kilachand Founder, Mumbaiboss.com
“Rekero Camp in Masai Mara is a little slice of heaven – just nine tents on the banks of a river, where you can hear hippos wheezing all night.”
Rekero.asiliaafrica.com

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