L’Occitane en Provence

Today I gonna to talk about a brand that I like so much...

 "L'Occitane en Provence"

I love it so much that I have already applied several times to work in their marketing department!


My favorite products is their famous hand cream, so moisturizing and smooth.

And I love especially they Limited edition Hibiscus flower, limited obviously.

But it is above all their amazing fragrances used into their products, my favorite are:

Almond in Almond Delicious Paste and milk concentrate, amber candles...everywhere, 

all the cherry blossom collection from body cream to shower gel and especially the shimmering lotion, 

so pretty!

orange blossom scent is also a real paradise on your skin

Plus the fig candles, the (former?) baby honey skin care...

Well, L'Occitane, I luv you!

But it is quite obvious for me because I like a lot all mediterranean scents, colors, flavors and knowing 

the core and the heart of the company is based in Provence, open adjust one of their skincare pot makes 

me travel in a sunny lavender field...

Anyway, last but not least, just to laugh a little bit, a video to hear how American people pronounce the 

word "L'Occitane"


The Ugg problem

Well, once upon a time on a Saturday, October 30th, snow fell in New York City. 

It sounds like a fairy tale, isn't it??


I don't know what you think about it but, personally I hat snow in the city: everything slows down, or 

even stops, you can slide on the streets etc...

And in NYC, snowy weather appeals Ugg. For everybody.

Ok you can try to style them but I can't stand it, no seriously, it is shapeless, unstylish, snow boots that 

you are supposed to wear only during your mountain vacation...

But the worst is I had to spend $160 for something I hate... and I haven't worn yet!! They are still in 

their box, in my closet. 

Yes, Ugg are a big big deal for me

And you, you like it or you hate it?

credit: Ugg.com


When do you realize you are a New Yorker?

Well, yes, it is true, next 4 months living in NYC, step by step,  I am turning to a real New Yorker… 

But Why?

Because of 4L of green tea in your Starbucks thermo, BlackBerry transplanted in my hand, sunglasses 

all the time…

Because you don’t take your time, always in a rush, always something to do/to discover/ to visit/ to 

buy/ to watch…

Because you cn follow one 2 intensive dance class with a crazy teacher from 7Pm to 10Pm without 

being tired/angry/feeling stiff

Because you live 3 evenings in one evening

Because the guy of the Duane Reade close to your home becomes to recognize you and chat with you

Because it is 2 am at Duane Reade, you just want a bottle of Evian and you have to stand in line

Because you know that, before taking a cab, you have to repeat at least 3 times your direction to the 

Paki driver

Because you can’t pinch the cab of the guy before you one 7th Ave (cf for big fans like me Samantha 

in her pink suit in  SATC), it’s not the done thing, “Hey Miss, I was gere before you & I am in a 

rush”..me too!!!

Because you can have several free drinks if you are with the right person...men are gentlemen

Because if you know THE contact, all is free, you don’t have to wait for come in at Lavo on Madison for instance

Because every Friday evening, you wait like the other at the nail bar close to your office for a manicure, 

and she will cut your nails whereas their length was perfect

Because the guy at The Standard Grill is so busy he forgets to make you pay your entrée

Because you refuse to shop at Macy’s: it is only for tourists, exclusively

Because you run like everybody on Saturday morning in Central Park

Because Brooklyn is so cool, there are flea markets everywhere nut you feel strange when you live 

YOUR island, even if it is just for 3 hours

Because you wait for 30 min, in the cold, on Sunday morning for the brunch at Café Gitane, after 

having tried in Alice’s  Tea Cup for 2 hours and oh what such a hope!! You have finally a seat…at the 


Because you avoid Times Square (TS for New Yorkers): any reason can force you to go there

Because you have to plan and to book at the Buddakan 3 days before, whereas you NEVER can plan 

anything in this city

Because you are so disappointed that everybody has already booked its seat to attend to The Nutcracker 

at Lincoln Center

Because you lose your metrocard everywhere and sometimes twice month: $104 the metrocard, it hurts

But above all, you feel like a true New Yorker when somebody ask for directions, and you can reply 

without any mistake: what a  personal satisfaction!


My Essie Collection

Well, I have to confess it, I am a big fan of nail polishes. Already when I was a little girl and my mother allowed me 

applying pale pink for a dinner with grown-ups, I was so happy !

Since, it has been an obsession, an addiction, insomuch I can change everyday the color of my nails, OMG, yes I am 

crazy, and hopefully for my wallet, I don’t go in a nails bar

Anyway, I looove Essie/ I like their colors and I benefit from being in NYC to buy them, just for $8, and because above 

all, you can't find them in France.

I am pretty sure I could get all the colors in one year!

Bright colors, long lasting effect, shiny. it is perfect, and much more than O.P.I as for me (even if they have pretty cool 

colors too), I think they are a little bit  doughy, even if their shades are maybe much more original.

Just to remind you of preservation: the best way is to pull them away in you fridge! Yes it will be a girly fridge but 


Here my collection (at the moment, I'll write another one in 6 months!)

Name of the shades:



lady like

peach daiquiri

 bachelorette bash

angora cardi


merino cool

So yes, in France = Chanel nail polishes, in NYC= Essie

And you, what is your favorite Essie color?

I've already replied to this question in this post