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.
If you’re finding your cheeks a little plump, your jawline not as defined as you’d like or your nose a little too prominent, make-up is your friend! Forget more drastic measures, set to your make-up brushes and let optical illusion help you out. To refine your cheeks, take a large brush and dust a non-iridescent earthy toned bronzer into the hollows. Then swipe a long brushstroke along each jaw before taking a small eye make-up brush and applying down either side of the nose, not quite reaching the entire length.
She is one of the granddaughters of Jacques Courtin-Clarins, the founder of Clarins. At the reins of Mugler Fashion Marketing & Communications Development, she welcomes us to her offices opposite the Paris Opera to tell us about her passions, fashion and beauty, with a few indiscretions and a lot of style.
Nobody loves the look of crinkly skin, especially when it comes in the form of that telltale orange peel look that comes from cellulite and the formation of excess fat and water under the skin. However, sometimes a lack of skin firmness can be to blame too. The good news? There’s a simple trick to figuring out the difference. Start by placing your hand down flat on the side of your thigh, then gently smooth the skin upwards. If the orange peel effect remains, you have cellulite that requires an adipocyte-targeting cream. If the skin becomes more taught, you’re in need of a firming formula that will tighten the cells. How about that for a firm answer?
Want to up your sex appeal? Luckily, with Clarins’ Bronzing Compact, there’s a savvy summer solution that’s guaranteed to help you beam with natural beauty. While its bronze tones amp up your natural skin tone, its featured blush ups your glow. Then, for the perfect bronzed and beautiful pairing, go for gold with a little extra added shimmer and make your smile shine with some Instant Light Lip Comfort in 07 featuring all the comfort and nourishment of an oil with added golden reflections. All in all, it’s a total look that will put your gorgeous glow front and centre.
Gone is the time when burgers rhymed with junk food. Yep, they may be all-American, but those little patty-filled burger buns have never been so on-trend in the French capital. We’ve been taking a bite out of this latest foody fad at these gourmet Paris joints.
Organic burgers at Le Dépanneur
Catered by Paris’ very first food truck, Cantine California, this restaurant serves up deliciously soft bread, organic French meat, farmhouse cheddar, and, for the popular Cali’Classic, plenty of avocado. Now that’s what we call delicious.
27 Rue Pierre Fontaine, Paris 9th arrondissement. www.ledepanneur-pigalle.com
Take-away burgers at the Marché des Enfants Rouges food market
With everything from brioche buns to Normandy and Picardy beef, farmhouse cheeses to beech-smoked bacon and spicy chilli mustard, everything here comes homemade and from small producers. Think slow food, not junk food!
39 Rue de Bretagne, Paris 3rd arrondissement.
Inventive burgers at Big Fernand
On the menu? Classic cheeseburgers, but also chicken, veal and lamb options – all made with French meat, French raw-milk cheese and topped off with fresh herbs and vegetables prepared on site.
55 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, Paris 9th arrondissement. To find other locations: www.bigfernand.com
Vegetarian burgers at Le Ruisseau
Forget meat, this restaurant serves up its burgers with a yummy chickpea, carrot and cumin patty topped with cucumber, onion and white sauce. All tucked inside a yummy homemade bun of course.
65 Rue du Ruisseau, Paris 18th Arrondissement. www.leruisseauburger.com
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.
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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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