Barrie Cachemire Chéri

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wandering around Faubourg Saint Honoré, I discovered a beautiful, immaculate store with gorgeous cashmere pieces, I could not resist having a quick glance inside.
A charming young lady introduced me the history of the brand, founded in 1903 in Scotland, Barrie Knitwear is famously known for its excellence and savoir-faire. Provider of prestigious Fashion houses, including Chanel that acquired it in 2012, Barrie presented this year its second ready-to-wear collection.

Made from the most luxurious cashmere, the pieces are manufactured with a rare weaving technique using specific Japanese machines, 12 exactly, among the 15 existing in the world! The pieces are then washed in Scottish waters…

The prices are very high, the poncho is around 600€, yet the pieces are irresistible! Massive crush for the breton dress, that has a light Chanel touch!

En me baladant rue Faubourg Saint Honoré, j’ai découvert une petite boutique, immaculée, avec des cachemires magnifiques, impossible de ne pas rentrer jeter un coup d’œil.

Une charmante jeune femme m’a présenté l’histoire de la marque, créée en Ecosse en 1903, Barrie est connue mondialement pour son excellence et son savoir-faire. Fournisseur de maisons de mode prestigieuses, dont Chanel qui l’a racheté en 2012, Barrie en est à sa deuxième collection de Prêt-à-Porter cette année.

Composées du plus luxueux cachemire, les pièces sont fabriquées avec une technique de tissage assez pointue qui utilise des machines japonaises, 12 exactement, parmi les 15 qui existent dans le monde! Les pièces sont ensuite lavées dans des eaux écossaises…

Les prix sont très élevés, le poncho par exemple est autour de 600€, toutefois, je trouve les produits vraiment irrésistibles! Gros coup de coeur pour la robe marinière qui a une petite touche Chanel je trouve.Barrie_Knitwear Barrie_Small_Knitwear

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La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection à Porter

I really like the kind of genius finds I am going to present you today; the luxurious La Prairie anti-aging eye and lip perfection à porter. Why genius?

  • It combines two products in one; an eye cream in one compartment and a lip balm in the other one.
  • Being on-the-go makes it really convenient to use throughout the day.
  • It has two mirrors which comes in really handy for touch-ups

Several things I like about this must-have beauty fix are; first its elegant packaging. It is a light-weight fancy product that comes with a leather cover for protection and that is easy to slip into the bag. Second, the textures of the eye cream and the lip balm are really stunning; the first one is a creamy, kind of pearly texture that can be used over foundation or concealer to  blur lines and give instant glow, it smooths the line of the skin for a comfortable and bright result. The lip balm is silky and smells heavenly. It helps to keep the lips pretty with a bit of plumpness.

The eye cream contains the following ingredients among others:

  • Ginseng; known for toning the skin by preventing sagging tissue and reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles, also renewing cells. It is ideal for eye contour gels, serums and care for the bust.
  • Horsetail; antioxidant, invigorating and purifying, moisturizing and firming because rich in silicon, involved in the formation of collagen which forms the supporting tissue of the skin element. Horsetail is known to promote firmness and elasticity of the tissues while ensuring adequate hydration of the upper layers skin. It is also healing, it helps to repair irritated skin with slight wounds.
  • Rapeseed
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Cotton seed oil
  • Linseed oil

The lip balm contains the following ingredients among others:

  • Ginseng
  • Horsetail
  • Hyaluronic Acid

I use it a lot when I travel to moisturize the eye area during the flight. As you know, cabin air causes deep dryness that one can prevent by applying rich creams and drinking water. I apply the eye cream before and after the flight for a higher skin relief. The lip balm is really fine for beautiful, natural lips.

This beauty genius has a massive disadvantage though, its high price, around 120€.

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