Tag: Beauty


Treat Yo'self | Your Guide to Paris Hair & Care

Alright ladies and gents, if you didn’t know already, Treat Yo’self Day is October 13th and although we would have loved to have timed this post to publish on the big day itself, it just wasn’t written in the stars our blog planner. The Treat Yo’self concept was first introduced to me by the Parks and Rec family. Through their guidance and wisdom, I was able to legitimize dedicating a day to myself, getting a manicure, a facial, and a massage. ...

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The Reporthair |Your Personalised Hair Stylist

After the sleepy-eyed, new mommy-hood early months of 2016, when the days started to get a bit warmer and I started taking my new little bundle of joy out and about on the town, I realised that I was in desperate need of a refreshing new look! The Reporthair was the perfect solution! After a quick phone call with a hair consultant to talk about my hair and what I was looking to have done, the delightful Anita showed up at my apartment with everything...

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An Expat Life | Kristin Lee Lewis of Paris International Fitness

A few weeks back we had the privilege of experiencing a personal training session in the Jardin des Tuileries with Kristin Lee Lewis, the founder of Paris International Fitness. The session was varied and fulfilling and left us feeling so great afterwards! The idea of being able to enjoy working out and being guided at the same time to make sure you’re achieving your optimal goals is that motivation we all need to continue with a balanced and active lifestyle. Since our last blog post on Kristin, that dates back to just over......

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SFP Picks | French Skin Care Brands

The French are known for their flawless and seemingly effortlessly beautiful skin. How do they do it, you ask? We still have yet to find all the answers, but below are our five favorite French skincare brands that, we think, get us one step closer to the world of perfectly French skin. 1. Huygens An homage to Parisian physician and astronomer, Christian Hugens and his profound understanding of nature; Huygens uses these principles to return to the origins with a focus on...

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Specialty Shops Follow-Up

As you can probably tell, here at SFP we love our shopping, especially when it’s for artisanal foods, hand crafted products, and independent boutiques specialising in specific goods. We have written a few of these posts in the past, some with more of a focus on food, but, of course, the ever expanding city of Paris is always surprising us with new pop ups and specialty shops around the city. Therefore, we like to keep you up to date with some of our favourite shopping spots in the city to find those special......

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On the heels of a recent visit to the Miss Dior expo at the Grand Palais, I decided to investigate the world of perfume making in France.  It’s hard not to think of France when one considers some of the most famous perfumes: Chanel, Dior, Estée Lauder, Givenchy,  and Yves Saint Laurent to name a few.  France isn’t the only country renowned for its perfume; however, it leads the market of international perfume sales at 30% of the world market.  Additionally, France possesses LVMH, one of the largest luxury-goods companies in the......

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I’m not sure if it’s just me, but as an American in Paris, I spend a lot of time contemplating the beautiful aesthetics of this city.  Yes, the architecture is beautiful, but so are the people! I sometimes feel  frumpy compared to the wonderfully coiffed  and flawlessly made up women.  How do they do it? How do they always manage to look so glowy with perfectly shiny hair? Is there something in the water here?  I asked one of my American friends who has lived here for decades how the French women......

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What better way to kick off a bachelorette party than to do a make up trial run with your girlfriends? Make Up Forever Paris let’s you choose your group size in order to have a personalized class that teaches you in the ins and outs of doing makeup.  With one primary makeup artist and an assistant it’s guaranteed that everyone gets a turn to try out all the looks and get the best advice. Your group can choose one person to be the primary makeup artist’s model and canvas for the rest......

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For most people, living in France does not just mean eating croissants and drinking good wine every day. This blog post is a part of our series, An Expat Life, exploring what it is like for an expat to live and work in Paris. Through these profiles of expats who have made their lives here, we will show you the different opportunities that exist in France and the (many) struggles that go along with them. People from all walks of life find their way to Paris for one reason or another. They piece......

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