31 March 2014

Beauty Talk

TOKYO: Today I want to introduce you to my beauty column which I have been contributing to Nippon ELLE every month since almost two years. It is great fun to get inspired by new trends, beauty travels, health routines and sport trends. I get my inspiration on my travels, my curiosity for new products and this time also from YOU, my dear followers, who participated in the Laura Mercier raffle from last week. It is like talking to my girlfriends about their favorite product and I loved to read your ideas about beauty.

FIND OUT MORE AND READ BELOW THE THREE WINNERS AND THEIR TIPS!

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: Tokyo is not a perfume-mad city. You won’t catch whiffs of elusive scents as you go about town; in the department stores you’ll struggle to find more than the mainstream Chanels and Guerlains. But it is always worth to find LE LABO, a parfumeur from Paris who brings his distinguished scents to Tokyo. The interior also makes it worth visiting the shop; In Gifu, about 400km west of Tokyo, I found this outstanding and minimalist hairdresser named TROOVE, the concentration is all on the clients and the hair. All hairdressing tools and products are neatly hidden away; My own IRMA beauty purse filled with all the goodies by Laura Mercier for spring.

THE BEST BEAUTY TIPS FROM OUR FOLLOWERS

NINA’S BEAUTY TIPS:
I have always loved the hair of Indian women. When travelling to India, I brought back an Indian coconut oil scented with jasmine. It smells exotic and a bit like holiday every time I put it in my wet hair after washing it. It makes my hair stronger and they shine like silk. PS: In some Indian stores at home one can find the oils too! And here is my special make-up tip for spring: Have a little spring crush with beige on your face, pink on your lips, nude on your lid and a little rosé on your cheeks.
By NINA KOZEL

ILO’S BEAUTY TIPS:
Well, my basic tip is very easy: Drink lots of water, as well as daily a cup of green tea. I use a great peeling by Dr. Dennis Gross. Always take off your make-up, even when falling into bed in the morning hours, my favorite cleanser is by Peter Thomas Roth. I use the Velvet Cream by Erno Laszlo and instantly feel like a Hollywood star. My fragrance is Fahrenheit, a scent which makes me feel irresistible and invincible. And the best, most difficult and at the same time easiest tip: Beauty comes from inside, when I am at ease and happy with myself.
By ILO MAERZ

EVA’S BEAUTY TIP:
My beauty tip is very easy and low-cost, but great for a beautiful, clean skin. The most reasonable and easy cleansing mask is as follows: Take some quark (use the amount of fat according to your skin type), mix it with 1 TS of healing earth by Luvos, mix well and put it on your face until it dries completely. Take off with lukewarm water.
And if you want to scare the neighbours leave it on, it looks very funny!
By EVA FILZEK

back

IRMA

brings good news to you.
She lives and travels around
the world, stopping wherever
she sees something interesting,
reporting on what inspires her.
She finds beauty in the
most varied places,
from fashion shows
to art exhibits, from lonely
beaches to bustling cities.

WHERE IS IRMA NOW?

MUNICH

When in Munich my
favorite store to look
for the best selection
of clothes is THERESA.
The staff is competent
and always has the
best ideas for styling
and mixing different
designers together.

Archive