I can wake whenever, and I don’t mind to getting up early because I love that ritual of opening the curtains and letting the beautiful sunlight come flooding in. I'm not really a creature of habit – sometimes I will listen to the news in bed, or I'll do some exercise or I’ll simply start the day straight up. I have one routine, though: I will always take time and sit and eat breakfast. I never skip it. During the week, I usually start with a glass of fresh fruit juice to quench that morning thirst and then have cereal or toast. But now living in London, my dream breakfast at the weekend would be homemade scones with butter and jam!
What really sets me up for the day is that first mug of tea. I drink different varieties of tea, but in the morning and throughout the working day it has to be an English Breakfast. Even though I'm originally from France and grew up in a wine-making family, tea was almost a reason I was happy to move to London!
I love La Perla Beauty's Soothing Bath & Shower Oil because it brings a little indulgence to my morning shower.
I like to spend time in the morning taking care of my skin. Not a lot of time, but I am certainly adept at layering and it starts before breakfast, when I’ll spritz my face with thermal water and apply my favorite soothing hyaluronic acid serum. I really believe in looking after the skin on the body, too. I love La Perla Beauty's Soothing Bath and Shower Oil because it brings a little indulgence to my morning shower. The texture is so luxurious, so softening and hydrating and as I have dry and sensitive skin, the more nourishing the product the better. It's important to me that my shower products smell beautiful, too. Our Shower Oil is lightly fragranced and smells amazing alone but also layers beautifully with my beloved fragrances.
As well as their amazing colour pay-off in just one swipe, I love that our lipsticks are so comfortable. They leave a beautifying layer on the lips that lasts more than all the mugs of tea I drink!
When it comes to makeup, I can't start the day without mascara. But if I need more of a confidence boost or want to elevate the usual jeans-tee outfit, I'll wear colourful lipstick too - that’s very French! Our Matte Silk lipstick in Venetian Red is a go-to because it's so flattering for everyday wear. It's versatile too – the soft formula also works beautifully on your cheeks for a flush of colour. If I want to feel particularly sophisticated and polished, I'll go for Nude Red. I find the pink undertones really complement my skin. As well as their amazing colour pay-off in just one swipe, I love that our lipsticks are so comfortable. They leave a beautifying layer on the lips that lasts more than all the mugs of tea I drink! Plus, they have a clean formula, and I know that I put no nasties on my lips and the lips and cheeks of the ones I love.
Right now, Villa Sorrento is my go-to fragrance because it's uplifting, and it reminds me of the holidays I miss.
One thing I'll never go without is fragrance. Which one I choose depends on how I feel and what I have planned for the day. Right now, Villa Sorrento is my go-to fragrance because it's uplifting, and it reminds me of the holidays I miss! I also love Once Upon a Garden because its notes of sweet pea are so unique. However, for big occasions, it would have to be either Let the Dance Begin or Possibilities or I would even layer them with Invisible Touch, the blends are irresistible. Wearing a fragrance can also remind me and my husband of special moments, and exchanging fragrances was one way to stay connected during lockdown. Actually when we reunited, he fell in love with Signature which may now become our “London-meets-Paris” fragrance.
It's easy to make me smile in the morning – whether it's having a chat with a colleague, or speaking to my husband on the phone. My tip for a good start to the day? With or without breakfast or makeup, just do whatever you feel comfortable with. And a spritz of your favorite fragrance might help!