Are you ready for the NUXE fall news? I got a nice parcel with 3 of their new products and had great fun researching and taking these photos. I mean, look at this wonderful flower composition. I am so very happy to have teamed up with the lovely Carla from Festum Artis and Lush Interior Blog. (festum-artis.ch / lush-interiors.blogspot.ch). So lets start with a small interview to find out more about what Carla is doing.
1. Festum Artis, what a great name! How did you come up with it?
Thank you so much! Well, you’d think finding a company name can’t be that hard but it sure wasn’t easy either – at least not for me. Even though I knew exactly what my work should look like I didn’t know what to call it. Most of all I wanted a name that illustrates my aim at creating artful, one-of-a-kind decorations that give the event and its special moment the frameset it deserves. On the other hand – being the aesthete that I am – it had to be sophisticated. So I read about brainstorming techniques and started exactly that. Storming. Lots of it. And then there it was. It was just like with most things in life: you’ll know it when you see it. But in modern corporate times you don’t only have to have a physical company, you also need a digital identity. So the second I found out I could also register a fitting domain I knew it was meant to be!
2. When did you start Festum Artis, and what can we expect?
Festum Artis is still a very young company – I’ve had the fantastic opportunity to style a couple of events so far and I’m building it up continuously. But my journey started long before that – I’ve been running an interior design blog for five years now, giving decorating advice and also styled a friend’s wedding. I simply love all things beautiful and I value attention to detail. If a client reaches out to me to style a certain event that means that event is – personally or professionally – meaningful and important to them. Therefore I want to create a truly memorable experience. Event decoration doesn’t only have to be made up of a couple of flowers in pot on a table, it can be so much more. From event signage to candy bars and cigar bars, guest favors, seating lounges, floral wall and door decorations, floral arches, photo booths and guestbook ideas and so on and so on – all of these elements, small or big, come together to make an event a beautifully styled happening that enchants its guests. Also I try to stay open minded, always. In all those years of blogging I’ve come to see so many beautiful styles, new interesting vibes and classic pretties. So at Festum Artis there will be no such thing as a signature style being done over and over again. Each client is unique and deserves a unique approach to their special moment. That is why one minute I’ll be decorating a classically elegant wedding and the next a vibrantly colored boho get-together.
3. What are the next projects?
I’m extremely excited to be taking part in the wedding fair MariNatal at KUSPO Münchenstein on October 8th and 9th 2016. I’ll be showing some really beautiful wedding inspirations and I’m in full preparation mode at the moment. At the same time I’ll also be selling my vintage jewelry there and displaying some of the wedding invites that I have created. It’s all going to go together beautifully. After that I’ll be decorating a corporate event for a Cosmetic Institute. I’m so eager to create a sumptuous décor that will get people in the mood for some soul-hugging, feel-good pampering!
And now that we have found out more about Carla and her wonderful projects I wanna share some infos with you regarding these new products by NUXE.
ABOUT THE BRAND NUXE
The NUXE brand is the brainchild of Aliza Jabès. Following her strong beliefs in the incredible power of plants, the founding principle for NUXE was to reveal the prodigious nature of plants on the skin. She took an innovative approach in terms of nature (30 patents pending) and developed a cult brand of natural origin which combines performance with pleasure. It is now one of the bestselling brands in French pharmacies today.
NUXE Splendieuse Eye Contour Cream
Is a radiance activating eye cream. It works instantly and over time to diminish the look of dark circles and dark spots under the eyes. It targets dark spots and dark circles to give you the appearance of a brighter, smoother, more rested eye area. Well, that sounds really great. Especially for people with dark eye circles. I guess like with every other cream it needs time to see a result. Regularity is key!
Porcelain Rose, White Crocus and Vitamin C, help to reduce the number and the colour of all types of dark spots (sunlight, ageing, imperfection marks…) and brighten the eye contour area. They promise that the eyes look rested, more luminous and existing dark spots will be reduced. But again, in my opinion, results can (maybe) be seen after 4 weeks or so.
Vitamin C works to reduce under eye circles and pigmentation, while Peptides help boost the skin’s own collagen production and drain pigmentation deposits. Light-reflecting particles brighten the eye area for that rejuvenated, wide-eyed effect!
How to use
Apply on the eye contour in the morning and / or evening. I personally like to use my ring fingers to apply eye cream. Somewhere I have read that by using the ring fingers instead of the index fingers there is less pressure to the sensitive under eye skin. But in the end I guess it does not matter too much with which finger you apply your eye cream. As long as you apply eye cream regularly and the fingers are clean 😉
Ingredients of natural origin (with Porcelain Rose, White Crocus, stabilised Vitamin C, Star Lily and Cocoa Cells). Specific perfume tailored for the delicate eye contour area. Paraben free.
NUXE Merveillance Expert Fluide Correcting Fluid
Is an anti-ageing treatment for combination skin, which targets excess oil and enlarged pores as well as visible lines and wrinkles. This corrective care contains three key skin proteins which contribute to the youth of the skin: Vimentin, Collagen and Elastin. It contains also Daylily, and Mimosa of Constantinople, plant extracts which target these three proteins in order to fight effectively against the deep wrinkles and the loss of firmness of the skin.
Its light texture plumps and mattifies skin, correcting shine while tightening pores and refining the skin’s texture. Visible lines are smoothed, skin feels firmer and looks lifted and pores are tightened, all without drying skin or increasing oiliness. The ideal solution to rejuvenate combination skin.
How to use
Apply the fluid on the face in the morning. And continue with your normal skin/makeUp routine.
Contains 91,5% of ingredients of natural origin as the Daylily, and Mimosa of Constantinople.
Aqua/Water, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Water, GLycerin, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Parfum/Fragrance, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Arachidyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol, Capryloyl Gkycine, Behenyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, DImethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Acrylates C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Arachidyl Glucoside, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Myristyl Glucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Ammonium Lactate, Hemerocallisfulva Extract, Geranyl Geranylisopropanol, Plankton Extract, Sodium Benzoate.
Bio Beauté Express Mattifying Rebalancing Mask
Is a re-balancing mask specially formulated for the combination skin based of Cranberry extract. This re-balancing mask is formulated based of white clay that helps to unclog and tighten the pores, matify and purify the skin in a few minutes. It contains also a ” Probiotic-Like ” Botanical Complex of Cranberry Extract and Hyaluronic Acid which maintains the balance of the cutaneous flora to limit the appearance of imperfections.
How to use
Apply to face 1-2 times a week, on dry skin, for 5 minutes, then rinse off with water.
Aqua/Water, Kaolin, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Parfum/Fragrance, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Prunus Amygdallus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein* Dehydroacetic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Vaccinum Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract*, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract*, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate. (*Organic production)
Thank you so much for reading the NUXE fall news and I hope you will find some time to check out Festum Artis and Lush Interior Blog. Thank you Carla for the great flower set up.
Have a lovely day. X
1 VIKTIGT tray (found via IKEA)
4 DRILLING MACHINE
- 5 SAND PAPER (optional)
another simple DIY that I have made with another cool piece that I have found at IKEA. I love to use things a bit differently, and thats why we use a cutting/chopping board for a tray today.
I am sure that some of you, including me, love to hang out on the couch and drink tea or whatever. my problem is always where to put my cup of tea so that it is close to me but on a solid spot. thats how I got the idea to make something solid, the perfect solid tray.
start by drilling four holes, two on each side. I used a hole puncher to measure the distance between the holes. also make sure to not drill too close to the edge or the wood may break, and not too far into the center, as you want the holes to be on the cut side of the tray. another thing I did was to keep the plastic on the board to avoid scratches.
use a piece of sand paper to smoothen the driled holes.
measure enough rope so you can put your hands around the handles and have enough to tie a knot. loop the rope thru the holes and tie knots at the ends.
thats it, very simple and easy, right? I had so much fun creating this DIY and I hope you all like the way it turned out. in case you did something similar or feel inspired to make your own tray please leave a comment below, I love hearing from you. X
and now lets have a look how you can use our newly made DIY in action. my intention was to use it for drinking tea on the couch and be sure that the tea wont spill but now I saw how cute it can look as a simple presentation board. so as you can see the options to use are endless.
that was it from today. I am looking forward to your comments and am sure that there will soon be another DIY feat. IKEA on the blog. stay tuned. X
KOSTA BODA – SWEDEN
thank you so much Halle for this lovely present. IT’S MINE – yes indeed, now it is mine. what a cool name. I will either use it in the kitchen or will store accessories in the bowl. I will for sure show you once I am happy with the setup. stay tuned.
ABOUT KOSTA BODA
Kosta glassworks is Sweden’s oldest still operating glassworks. The furnaces here have been lit since 1742. We welcome you into the warmth to witness a genuine Swedish handicraft. This is your chance to follow the production of Kosta Boda’s products in the glow from the furnaces. From the melting of the molten glass to glassblowing, cutting and painting.
Some of Kosta Boda’s most colourful designers have their studios at Kosta glassworks. Anna Ehrner, Göran Wärff and Kjell Engman work closely together with the craftsmen in the hot shops here. In the area you also find the Kosta Boda Art Gallery where you have the opportunity to see current exhibitions. Kosta Boda’s factory outlet is also located here and nearby also Kosta Outlet and the famous Kosta Boda Art Hotel.
as every year it was a blast to be invited by VITRA for the summerparty during ART BASEL. look at the lovely decoration – so nice! there was cool music and lots of nice art and design to see. there are many different buildings inside the VITRA campus, the newest is by SANA. my favorite one is the showroom by HERZOG & DE MEURON but I also like the one by TADAO ANDO. this years entry badge was a piece of fabric that the tied around our wrists. a nice idea but so far the metall bands were my favorite – I still have them and collected the different colors from other friends that were there.
the food was delicious and there was a nice vegetarian alternative. my favorite was the couscous salad – mmmhhhmm, can I please have one more?! and the ice cream was a touch of heaven on earth too bad I did not check by whom the catering was..
I dunno if you can remember but a couple of years ago there was a bug attack during VITRA PARTY and I was telling some friends about that and literally 5 minutes later the first bug was there and he was followed by friends. I jinxed it 🙂 sorry for that but again it was fun to see all the people hide and run from the almost blind flying bugs.. after one hour the bugs were gone, ouff!
all the friends in the house – eehm at the VITRA PARTY!
thank you Wilpert, Mo, Cristian, Esther and Fleur – it was super nice!
ouff, it is monday night – two days after my birthday and I am processing all the joy and love from my party. it was an epic night – one to remember and keep close to the heart. again thank you to all my lovely friends for making it happen. thanks for all the gorgeous flowers and thanks for the delicious chocolate and olive oil. I got so many cool things, some of them are worth to blog about because I have never seen such things. stay tuned for more info.
now back to the HOME SWEET HOME topic, because today I wanna show you the small transformation of our guest room. we are not completely done – it will be a step by step change. so far I have flipped the black DRÖNA boxes by IKEA that are actually ment to be put in the IKEA shelf with the squares, I forgot the name of it and I used the black big binder paper clips to stack and secure them.
once you have built your desired shelf with the boxes and clips it is time to decorate the top.I am a big fan of WOHNREVUE and a stack of magazines always looks good. next to the magazines I put the new HOMMAGE d’ipuro ST ANTOINE candle and the ipuro season line diffuser in WHITE ORCHID. mhhmm, they are both super nice and together even better – scents are such a personal thing and
everyone has a different approach so just visit the next shop like DEPOT or MANOR and see for yourself which scents you like. next to the candle and diffuser I put the two MOLESKINE books one for travel and one for fashion. our future plan is to build two shelfes for all our electronic devices, office and creative stuff like folders, paint and other materials. I will soon show you the other side of the room with the new couch, that can be extended to a bed. we just had guests from poland and they said they liked to sleep on it. above the couch there is the world map with the pins – something that I have already shared with you – read more here >>
pointed fakeleather collarnecklaces by isawsomethingnice.ch
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beautiful Diana is wearing the pointed bordeaux fakeleather collarnecklace
photography: IDRIS FLURY
model: DIANA & THORBEN
styling: LINDA BRIEM & LEA ZEITMAN
makeUp: SIMONA MOS
furniture: BROCKI auf dem wolf
location: CONTO 4056