Serge Lutens Bois Vanille Perfume

Un Bois Vanille is a feminine perfume by Serge Lutens. The scent was launched in
2003 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christopher Sheldrake. Frangrant
notes of Beeswax, Caramelized benzoin, Bitter almond, Gaiac wood, Tonka bean,
Black vanilla, Licorice, Sandalwood, Coconut milk. This is so, so, different from any
other Vanilla based fragrance I know. I really love the way the licorice, coconut and
the vanilla couple together and meet you at first hit – no chemical trail, and the
scent just lingers. It’s not too sweet either – the scent is airy enough to wear in the
summer and is very distinct. One of my favorites!
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Fleurs D’Oranger

If you prefer something not quite as sweet, the Serge Lutens Fleurs D’Oranger Perfume is to die for as well!
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Nuxe fragrant water

This is called a fragrant water but I use it as a light scent/ eau de toilette during the day.
It’s so yummy! the blend of coconut sorbet, orange blossom and almond blossom
flowers, musk and vanilla is stunnig. It is soft and it lingers. It’s very fresh and
everywhere I go, people ask me what scent I’m wearing. I love to spray on a scarf or a
jacket before I go out in the evening as well.
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Nuxe cleansing milk

I absolutely love this make up remover for my eyes and entire face. It’s creamy, not
greasy and washes away dirt, oil and makeup while soothing and hydrating my skin.
Allantoin and damascena rose extract help to calm inflammation and protect the skin’s
lipid barrier. Botanical extracts of coconut and cotton seed ensure that my skin stays
soft and moisturized.
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Bioderma cleansing water

I love of all the Bioderma water cleansers. This one, for sensitive skin, works best for
me. I typically have normal to dry skin year round with a bit more dryness in the winter.
This removes all the make up and dirt and is safe to use on my lash extensions. One
cotton pad does the trick. It doesn’t leave any sort of residue or icky feeling that most
cleansers or make up removers do. My skin just feels super soft and clean.
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Nuxe prodigieux body lotion

This body lotion is fabulous. Its rich and creamy without being heavy. The scent is
amazing. I love love love this product. It keeps my skin soft all day without being greasy.
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Polysianes golden oil

I use this on my body to give my skin a gorgeous golden glow and in my hair- especially
on the ends, to nourish and to accentuate the color and highlights into liquid gold. It’s
such a diverse and lovely product.
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Caudalie Divine Legs

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Rene Furterer Lissee for unruly hair

With my waist length hair that is drying out after spending many days in the sun
and swimming in the sea, I needed to find a product to untangle, smooth and
rejuvenate my tresses. This product helps with wet-hair comb-out and protects
during the blowdry– and leaves a wonderful shine. It has a fresh smell as well
and leaves my hair soft and shiny.
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Garner SPF 30


Garner SPF 50

Garner amber sun protection oil, SPF 20, 30 or 50

This is seriously the best sunscreen I’ve ever used. It gives me the most gorgeous
golden tan. It’s an oil with high sunscreen protection (30 or 50 SPF) and makes my skin
silky smooth. I love using it at the beach. It lasts a long time, as I go in and out of the
water and is absolutely delicious on my skin!
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Polysianes melting milk sunscreen SPF 30

There is no better sunscreen in the world than French sunscreen. For over twenty years
now, whenever I come back to the States, I bring back at least three bottles of my
favorite sunscreens. It’s all about the ingredients. The difference is having high sun
protection without all of the zinc oxide and unnatural chemicals found in American
sunscreens, which makes my skin too white or pearlescent and stings my eyes. This is
one of my favorites that I use on my face. It’s light and protective at the same time.
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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Face Sunscreen

This is the best sunscreen I have found to use on my face. It’s a high 60 SPF protection, and does not go on thick, heavy or greasy. It’s fluid and light and can we born alone or under makeup. I like to mix it with a dab of foundation for color and put it on each morning.
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About Me

Hi, I’m Melissa. I spend my winters in Utah, working for a law firm and teaching yoga and my summers in a little village near Saint Tropez in the south of France, which is where my heart truly is. I love spending time by the sea, watching the water, the waves, the incredible colors of blue and the gorgeous sunsets here. Being out in nature makes me feel completely free and connected at the same time. I love everything that is French, the lifestyle, the food, the wine, the mentality, the diversity, the traditions and customs and of course speaking the language. I’d like to share the charm and the beauty of this place with you and I hope it inspires you to take the time to get outside, to do the things that bring you alive, to follow your heart and to chase down your dreams so that you can find more happiness and meaning in your life.

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