Nothing beats a great face mask. I’m a total mask devotee.
Skin feeling extra dry? I have a mask for that. Breaking out? Mask. Date with a hottie? Mask. It’s 15 minutes where I can’t really be out and about (it would scare children). So I sit back, relax, watch Friday Night Lights re-runs (it’s been a while since we’ve talked about Tim Riggins!!!) and let my mask du jour do a little work. Here are three that I love right now… For: Pre-Tinder Date When: Morning or Night What: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask Key Ingredient: French Pink Clay This mask makes your skin seriously glowy. Like Gisele after Tom scores a touchdown glowy. Instructions say to leave on for 20 minutes, but I’m a beauty rebel and sometimes I’ll sleep in it. Don’t be afraid to apply on a thick layer if you’re going for 20 minutes, a thinner layer for overnight. You’ll feel your skin start to tighten as the mask dries (not in a scary way, but in a Gisele way) and you’ll notice the glow as soon as you wash it off. I promise. There is a new apricot and coconut version of the mask right now, keep it in your refrigerator. You won’t regret it. For: Breakouts When: Night or Lazy Afternoon What: May Lindstrom Skin The Problem Solver Key Ingredient: Bamboo charcoal This is my newest favorite. First, make sure you have a solid chunk of time set aside (about 45 minutes) to let this mask do some work. Don’t be alarmed when you open the jar and it’s all black powder– you’ll need to mix it with water. As you mix, the mask turns into a thick mousse (you can hear it sizzling a little bit, which made my kitchen counter feel like a really chic skin science lab). Smooth the mask all over your face (you can use your hands or this brush– the brush will make you feel cooler) and you’ll feel a warm, tingly feeling. That feeling? That is the feeling of happy skin. Wash off after 45 minutes (or when the mask is dry) and slather on your favorite hydrating serum or face oil. For: Dry Skin When: Night What: NARS Aqua Gel Luminous Mask Key Ingredients: Wild Pansy Extract I usually reserve this one for winter, but it’s also a life saver when I’ve spent too much time in front of my air conditioner (okay, it happens). Apply generously and let it soak in. It’s best to do it overnight to really hydrate your skin (try to sleep on your back, you know it’s better for you anyway). If you want to do it in the moring or during the day, leave on up to 10 minutes and then wipe away excess with a cotton pad. Your skin will feel plump and ultra-hydrated. Can’t be mad about that. What is your favorite face mask?]]>
You didn’t think we would go on without showing you Michele’s bag from last week, did you?
Even though it’s mini (you know we love a mini bag over here) I like that it has a little extra storage spot at the bottom– Michele keeps a camera in there! And just like white, I think it’s totally okay to wear Hawaiian print after Labor Day ;)]]>
Have you already recovered from Saturday’s Burgers & Hip Hop bash? We’re still struggling, to be honest, but got back on our feet only to count the votes you guys gave for all the fabulous burger vendors grilling patties until late at night. Because three-time in a row winner District Mot took a break due to a lack of staff (everyone being on vacation), the field was wide open for a new winner and the excitement of the vendors as well as of the audience was noticeable. (Some people even handed us voting sheets on the dancefloor when the burger floor was closed.) Naturally, we’re all excited to see who won the title “Berlin’s Best Burger” this time! Again, another serious apology to those who had to wait outside, but we had to close the door due to safety reasons. Here are all contesters and the top 3!
All-time french-Bistro favorites 3 Minutes Sur Mer joined the race with a malt bun, pulled beef, tarragon maionaise mayonnaise and an extra of grand ma’s Schmorrgurke.
These two beauties are the creation of j.kinski, they used homemade spelt-focaccia and finest organic beef – calling them Creamy Pope and Fuzzy Revenge.
The pie-artists of hellogoodpie (loving the name) came up with a very original add-on, after assembling the burger made of a beef patty with crispy smoked bacon, coleslaw aioli and caramelized onion, they smoked the whole thing once again in front of marveling customers.
The combination of one comfort food with another is what you’re seeing here: the Ramen-burger by Fräulein Kimchi. With people praising the originality of the fried noodle patty as well as the delicious and spicy kimchi.
Heat & Beat joined the race for the first time with the gorgeous Defcon5 burger with Aberdeen Angus beef patty, red wine reduction and as a very special and crunchy extra: sweet potato chips. The veggies were served with a red bean and olive patty topped with mango and coriander. All of these sound amazing, right? And they were, but three were even better:
Gracing the yard of Prince Charles with their bright green truck, Gorilla Barbecue was psyched to join our feast and served up some serious burger magnificence with so many components one can’t believe it fitted all between two brioche buns: beef patty, bourbon glazed dates onion relish, cherry wood smoked bacon, goat’s cheese, honey mustard chipotle-thyme sauce, roasted walnut crumble and slices of pear. This combination won them a great score (4,18 of 5 possible points) and loads of love from the burger community.
Everyone loved the energy Burger de Ville brought to our little party – their secret? Beautiful classic burgers served with an extra big smile out of a shiny silver truck – they certainly made an effort to make you burger-lovers happy with their delicious cheese burger and veggie burger with haloumi and portobello mushroom. It was a delight to see them having so much fun and thus we’re totally not surprised they came in second place with a great result of 4,51 of 5 possible points!
What you see here is the new winner of Burgers & Hip Hop: Korean street food favorite Ban Ban Kitchen from Neukölln – they’re taking the trophy from District Mot with their sensational Ninja Chicken feat. Busta Limes – a combination of Korean BBQ chicken, kaffir lime leaf infused aioli, oshinko radish, pickles, krupuk chips (a big hit with many voters), and fresh cilantro. (The veggie version was the same with a soy patty.) It was an instant hit on our tasting table and with most of the voters scoring a crazy good 4,68 of 5 possible points! CONGRATULATIONS! With this result they actually also outperformed District Mot’s score from last time (4,56) and we can’t wait to see what happens when these two encounter each other in October! Can you!? The post Berlin’s Best Burger: #5 appeared first on Stil in Berlin.]]>
Tunisian Senior Editor at Style.com Arabia Sofia Guellaty.]]>
This summer, a sort of pink sunglasses wave happened — even I gave in and I usually love my glasses to be super extra classic. Alright, so I didn’t wear them nearly as often as my black pair, but I still love them very much.
And like Hannah in the photo, I’ll keep wearing them in September, it will remind me of the long days of summer… Would you wear pink sunglasses or is it too much?]]>
Another holiday weekend has me wanting to keep it simple.
A few things i’m looking for and more on my Pinterest.]]>
US Open time here in New York and we know you’ve not forgotten about Andre Agassi.
You can’t escape Father Time and neither can Kobe Bryant. Here’s a preview of an eagerly anticipated documentary about his long road back to game-ready coming out later this year.
A recent Lunch with the Financial Times featured Mr Man of the World Jean Piggozi, and it reminded us how much we love his photo books, especially this old one, of which you should not hesitate to buy a good used copy here or wherever you find one at a price you like. Who said all good design must be functional? We say there’s always room for clever little things which make us smile and see the world anew. Staying on the clever tip, you already know Legos, and if you know movies (of which many of these you will recognize) you’re in for a cute treat. We rejoice whenever Loïc Prigent has a new fashion film. Here’s a glimpse of his latest all about the goings-on at Fendi. While we were in LA last week we were feeling all-Bret Easton Ellis all-the-time, listening to his podcasts in the car, buying his books, and rereading this great interview with him. And when we spotted Bret at one of our favorite restaurants, well, let’s just say Delphine had a hard time fully concentrating on her food, or her dinner companion!
Narcissa has quickly become one of my favorite spots for a meal in New York, especially for brunch– which as you might know, is a big thing here in NY. For many of my friends, brunch is the most important meal of the week, whether it is low key or a total crazy mimosa party. Narcissa is more on the low key end of things (but you can get a pretty good mimosa!).
Not only do I love the food (and their desserts are to die for) but the atmosphere is easy and not too loud. I love to sit out in the backyard, it’s a total escape from the busy vibe just outside the restaurant on Bowery. The other day Janice and her husband, Andrew let us tag along on their brunch date! Click on the arrows to see more images…]]>
Oksana On Fashion Director SNC Magazine arriving to Chanel. Oksana is wearing a red A LA RUSSE suit.]]>
Not only is summertime the season of picnics and barbecue, there’s also nothing better than a breakfast in the sun. One of our all-time favorites to start the day is Meierei with their delicious Alpine dishes! Wonder what they listen to while prepping the gorgeous Gulasch? Well, we have their playlist for our weekly Kitchen Tunes series here for you – the perfect soundtrack for a long and late breakfast, enjoy! (And because it’s a slow start, the first song has a long pause, but don’t worry, there will be more!)
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Isabel, not Britney…
The just released images of Isabel Marant’s resort 2015 collection are giving me some serious fashion week dressing inspiration (they couldn’t have popped up at a better time; I’ll be spending the weekend trying to figure out what to wear). The best part: I don’t have to get rid of my Birkenstocks any time soon…]]>
Do you ever wake up wishing you could just wear your PJs to work?
I do! It’s becoming easier and easier to get away with styles like this one from Piamita. Comfy enough for sleeping, but chic enough to wear to the office. It is kind of a genius idea and a perfect solution for when you’re running late. Can Friday be pajama day?]]>
I’m trying to come to terms with my middle part.
For years (like really, so many years) I had a deep side part and dramatic side swept bags. You never saw both of my eyes at the same time, which in my head made me mysterious, in reality made me partially blind. I thought I would keep those bangs (and that look) for the rest of my life, it becoming as iconic as Anna Wintour’s bob. Then one day, I blacked out and got straight across bangs with a middle part. I’ve told you that story before and how it traumatized me to the point where I didn’t really do much to my hair for a while, afraid of making another big, huge, life altering mistake (yeah yeah, it’s just hair, it will grow back). And now here I am today: grown out bangs, long layers and a middle part. Most of the time, I feel exposed, like my forehead is this giant billboard walking down the street. I don’t really have anything to hide behind anymore. I can see out of both my eyes most of the time. I have a tendency, which Erik has pointed out a number of times, to push my hair in front of my face throughout the day, so I look kind of like the girl from The Ring (if you haven’t seen it, don’t watch it, too scary). I rarely wear my hair pulled back, again for fear that I’m going to just be all forehead (if you didn’t know it, now you do: I have a forehead complex). But today, yes TODAY, I’m turning over a new leaf. I’m leaving behind my forehead complex and I’m moving forward with my middle part! I’m tucking my hair behind my ears! I’m a new woman. I’m a new woman with a middle part. Do you change your part often or have yout stuck with one for a long time?]]>
“But I’ve been doing that for years!!!!” You know that feeling, right? A trend pops up, it gets huge and all the sudden you are like wait…waiiiitttttt…STOP! I’ve been doing that for forever! Seriously forever. Since like, G-ception.
I don’t really know why, but I’ve always worn my earrings only on one side. We can maybe trace it back to not wanting to look like The Laughing Cow, a very popular cheese in France. Also, wearing two pairs of big earrings made me feel way too proper. The thing is, I’m doing it so much that people often tell me, with a horrified look : “Miss, I think you just lost an earring!!!” Anyways, I found a solution to stop people in their tracks when they’re about to tell me I lost an earring: I wear a big one on one side and a smaller one on the other. That way, you can see the unbalance is not an accident, and everybody’s happy. I mean at least I’m happy. Here are some of my favorites mix and matched earrings!]]>
We are approaching the end of summer, that is true. But instead of suffering from premature winter-depression, we should all get together and celebrate those final days of sunny bliss and jolly heat. And how better than with a big bash of Burgers & Hip Hop, your favorite party. Coming up this Saturday, this one’s bigger than ever, with more food, more DJs, more special performances and stunning surprises. We can’t wait – can you!? We have seven entirely new contesters – from the French masters of 3 Minutes sur Mer, pie-enthusiasts Hellogoodpie to our beloved Korean Ramen burger artist Fräulein Kimchi, the burger varieties are more multifaceted than ever. We’ll see Ban Ban Kitchen serving a burger with Korean BBQ chicken and aioli (plus a veggie version), Heat & Beat will show off a veggie burger made of red beans and olives plus mango, cilantro and a sweet chili sauce (plus a beef version with Aberdeen Angus beef), Gorilla BBQ will combine a beef patty with goat cheese and honey-mustard sauce in a brioche bun (plus a veggie version). Sounds amazing? I know! And I haven’t even told you about Zwei Dicke Bären’s double chocolate cookie with chocolate ice cream sandwich! Besides all the fun, there’s the serious task of finding the new best burger in Berlin – after three wins, we mutually agreed that District Mot will leave the field to new players to stir up the competition. The race for the trophy is all open again! Come VOTE! Join us on Saturday at Prince Charles for loads of Burgers & Hip Hop fun starting at 15:00 – entry is 2 Euros before 21:00 and 10 Euros after 21:00 (no re-entry). Join here! And, of course, we’ll have an official Stil in Berlin tasting table to which we want to invite you! Come and taste ALL the burgers with us and enjoy fun patty-ology discussions. We’re looking for 4 additional eaters, leave a comment proving your burgxpertise under this post until tomorrow 16:00 to join!
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It’s time to dress normal.
Gap, that friendly, classically American shop has just launched a new, slightly moodier campaign featuring none other than Angelica Huston as one of their “Dress Normal” celeb-models. I love me some Angelica Huston, and Gap was one of my favorite stores growing up (I had a lot of sweater vests), so this combination seems more than perfect while giving a whole new meaning to #normcore.]]>
Mira Duma at DIOR / rue de Varenne / Paris]]>