Mermaid fitness #goals? Time to try swimming with fins. For best results, opt for a short fin design that makes for smaller, more frequent leg kicks. Then, simply take to the water kicking your legs from your hips and not your knees. Yes, it’s harder work, but it makes all the difference. Thanks to the greater water resistance provided by the fins’ larger surface area, you’ll be increasing muscle effort. The result? A toned bottom, trim thighs and killer calf muscles. Better yet, you’ll be using your abs, massaging away cellulite and improving overall circulation as you swim through the water. Consider it your mermaid-approved summer workout for the pool and the beach.
Our top post-workout tip: When you hit the shower, carve out a little time to recuperate with the reinvigorating power of Clarins’ Eau Dynamisante Bath & Shower Gel.
Tired of dark circles? Put this incredible two-step technique to use every morning to instantly brighten the eyes in a way that will last all day. Start off by smoothing on a good, energising smoothing eye cream as a base. Then, gently blot on a little tinted formula. To make sure your eyes look fresh, bright and wide open, always go for an option with plenty of light-reflecting pigments. Talk about eye-catching.
Brilliance returns in XXL version, boosted by intense colours. To obtain a beautiful vinyl effect, adopt a red that ticks all the boxes, like the Joli Rouge Lacquer. Pigmented like a lipstick, shine like a lacquer, hydration of a balm and easy to handle thanks to its fondant stick, it applies to lips in a single gesture. After that, just add a little mascara - and you're done.
She founded the Princesse Margot association following the death of her 18-year-old daughter in 2012 from Gliosarcoma (a brain tumour). Since then, this strong, big-hearted woman has set herself the task of assisting sick children and supporting their parents and loved ones. Her motto: "I lost a battle, help us to win the war." We meet a wonderful soul.
How does it feel to be a Clarins Woman of Heart?
First of all, I felt very proud and emotional. Then, I was delighted to belong to this wonderful Clarins family...
What does Princesse Margot do?
The association supports and assists children suffering from cancer and their families, both at the Welcome Facility in Vincennes and in the partner hospitals, Saint Louis, Robert Debré and the Institut Curie, and more recently in Gustave Roussy.
How does the association work?
Primarily thanks to some sixty volunteers, who go four times a week to the hospital and the Maison Princesse Margot. I'm the founding president and I work full time on a voluntary basis, assisted by two part-time employees.
Who are the partners and figures that support you?
The association's patrons are Stéphane Freiss and Kev Adams, but it is supported by many other figures (Gilbert Montagné, Léa Drucker, Bruno Solo, Alain Chamfort, Gérard Darmon, Arié Elmaleh, Fanny Cottençon, etc.).
How did your meeting with Clarins go?
It took place at the headquarters with Patricia and Caroline (Clarins PR France), accompanied by my assistant, Périne. It was an initial discussion and presentation meeting, but also an emotional one... Then, after my nomination was announced, we lunched with Christian and Olivier Courtin-Clarins in their office, a first very warm and friendly meeting with the directors.
What will the Clarins Award change for you and the association?
First of all, on a personal level, it is really encouraging, but it also offers lots of visibility for the association and, of course, recognition from such a big and important French company. Then, obviously, the long-term financial aid that will allow us to continue to develop the association's projects for sick children...
Did you already know the other Women of Heart?
Some of the most high-profile women, yes, as well as others through their actions on behalf of children.
On a lighter note: do you have a favourite Clarins product?
Before I became the latest Woman of Heart, I have used Eau Dynamisante and its associated products every summer from a very young age. Since then, I'm gradually discovering and becoming more and more a fan of them!
And to finish, have you any plans to extend Princesse Margot's activities outside of Paris?
The association is in fact planning to do so, but not in the short term. We are first going to have a new partnership with another hospital in the Paris region... It's all a gradual process.
Because UV rays harm the skin in ways that aren’t always immediately visible, and the damage accumulates over time. Beyond sunburn, the most visible sign of damage, UV rays penetrate deep into the dermis, where they alter the DNA of the skin cells to speed up skin ageing. Over time, this means dark patches, lines and loss of elasticity, not to mention the risk of developing skin cancer, which is especially serious for paler skins. Minimise that risk by using sun protection even when you’re in the shade, re-applying every two hours and after each dip. Cover up with a T-shirt and hat during the hottest part of the day and be aware that UV rays can be intensified around reflective surfaces like sand, snow and water, and also at altitude. It’s often when you might think you’re at less of a risk that you need to be especially careful – UV rays can penetrate water, your skin can still be damaged through cloud and that gentle breeze that cools the air is doing nothing to make the sun any less likely to burn your skin.
Don’t let the summer sun upset your well-honed holiday routine of lounging, swimming and lazing. Avoid dry skin and prep skin for a long-lasting, even tan, with the Tonic Body Polisher, packed with exfoliating sugar crystals and toning essential oils. While you’re in the sun, protect body and hair with a few sprays of Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30 whose satin finish will leave the skin silky soft. All you need to be a beach bombshell.
With unusual eateries and breathtaking views, our edit of Paris bars and restaurants has you covered for outside dining on summer nights. See inside our address book.
For the atmosphere: Ground Control. The third edition of this well-known pop-up has taken over the Halle Charolais. Find an open-air collection of small restaurants and food stands, alongside a kitchen garden, graffiti wall, deckchairs for chilling and exhibitions to take in. 81 and 87 rue du Charolais, 75012 Paris. www.groundcontrolparis.com
For the view: Moncoeur Belleville. Set up in the heights of the Parc de Belleville on a patio square, this restaurant terrace boasts an unbeatable view across Paris and freshly cooked, homemade dishes. 1 rue des Envierges, 75020 Paris.
For the cool: Dépôt Légal. Admire the heritage-protected antique façade of this restaurant right by the Palais Royal gardens, then slip behind the jasmine bush and onto the covered terrace for a great Moscow Mule, Bellota Bellota charcuterie or pastries by chef Christophe Adam. 6 rue des Petits Champs, 75002 Paris.
Instant Light Lip Comfort oil in 06 Mint
This blend of organic hazelnut and jojoba oils nourishes lips without being sticky and gives intense shine thanks to a sheer vinyl finish. It’s designed to be super comfortable (and we defy you not to love the scent) and enriched with wild mint extract, it also leaves lips instantly fuller.
When to wear:
There’s nothing better than showing off your summer glow when the sun goes down. No need to pile on the make-up, this high-gloss oil is all you need to shine like a star after dark.
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