Beauty 9 years ago

La Vie En Rose

As I’ve spent most of my time traveling abroad for work for the past 2 months, it’s left me craving for some quality time for myself. Don’t get me wrong, I feel incredibly grateful that I get to travel the world, but there comes a point when all you want to do is close your door, shut the world out, take a bath, and enjoy a movie or a book to yourself.

In launch of the Dior Prestige La Crème, Dior asked me to describe what a “Prestigious Day” looked like to me. I immediately answered, “Quality quiet time along with some pampering.” So I did just that! Whether it be treating yourself to a dozen roses, tea time with the girlfriends, or a relaxing bath to end the day… these are things that always instantly make me feel prestigious.

1. Prestige is treating & loving yourself

A little pampering goes a long way, because you deserve it!

Roses have a way of instantly brightening my day and my space. They are always used as a source of inspiration visually, but they also have major healing powers for your skin. The Rose de Granville, a wild rose that grew not far from Christian Dior’s childhood home, is the inspiration and main ingredient in the Dior Prestige La Crème. The rose has molecular properties that can completely regenerate and replenish the skin so deep that it can combat any irritations or signs of aging. The House of Dior decoded the structure of the rose to uncover and harness its life force. I always make an effort to surround my home and office with roses, as it brings healing visually, mentally, and physically.

2. Prestige is quality time

Making time for your loved ones is completely worth it, there’s nothing better than being with your friends and family!

One of my favorite activities to do with my girlfriends is to grab some tea and catch up over some dessert. There’s no sweeter way to spend quality time with your loved ones than with some afternoon tea. With this day in age, everyone is connected socially through digital media, that it’s a complete luxury when you actually can have some real face time.

3. Prestige is relaxation

Relaxing is the best remedy to look refreshed and younger!

I don’t remember the last time I took a bath (until this one that is), but whenever I do, I always tell myself, “I should do this more often!” There is healing to a nice warm bath … it’s almost as time itself slows down and nothing really matters. It has a way of not only relaxing your body, but also your mind. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves to slow down, and remember the little moments… and a bath is always a good way for me to do that.

The new Dior Prestige La Crème is a product that I’ve been testing out and using for the past few weeks and it seems as if all signs of aging and exhaustion has disappeared. I like to call it a miracle in a box. This sensuous crème is extremely rich yet applies on light, which is important for my combination skin. My skin has slowly regained the suppleness and softness it once had (before I jumped onto 16 different flights within the past few weeks). After all, when you look & feel prestigious, you can just go about and conquer anything.



Photography by Jana Williams

Photos edited by Karen Rosalie

Hair and Makeup by Sunnie Brooke