Vlog | Skincare, Running Shoes and Announcement!
a big thank you to squarespace for sponsoring this video hi guys good morning welcome to a new vlog we had a shoot this morning with tanya we shot a few photos for some campaigns um so that was the start of the morning i also went on a run before that and now i’ve been filming a video and she’s been out doing emails and so i’m gonna join her now so i can transfer her the video and she’ll be able to work on it she’s helping me with some videos on my french channel and some of the testing basics and then we’re just gonna do emails by the lake and yeah then we’ll come back for lunch so that’s my start of the week so far and i feel it’s very productive and exciting and fun and nice so hopefully we’re going to have a fun week together last week i didn’t want to film because i just didn’t feel like it i had lots of boring things to sort out and i wasn’t feeling excited or motivated or productive whatsoever i didn’t really feel like sharing anything so thank you guys for your patience with me of me not vlogging recently but um i’m really excited to get back to it i really love vlogging and i’m planning on doing a lot more of that moving forward as well at least if you enjoy it um yeah all right let’s go i’m just getting ready hmm we’re going to a barbecue tonight i look so red or tan i was at the lake i’m not burnt it’s brown it’s just i put some oil now so i look a little bit red but i did put a lot of sunscreens today um and i put some blush right now so that’s why i look a little bit pink as well um but uh we’re going to barbecue tonight and i am wearing let me know let me show you i’m wearing this dress from m collection last year from miriam it’s called and this pouch this is from a brand called friends that rhyme and my buy blanche sandals i don’t think i’ll be filming anything tonight because we’re going to see friends david’s friends that he hasn’t seen in a while that i don’t really know so i don’t think i’ll feel comfortable taking my camera out but i’ll see you guys tomorrow so today um i was feeling very tired this morning drawing a lot of heist coffee which i really like at the moment um we do cold brew with david um it’s a really great way to make easy coffee and actually i am very sensitive to coffee but i find that the cold breeze somehow doesn’t really affect me and it doesn’t make me shake or anything so it’s nice um so today i have some work to do to do and to get done i think this week is going to be nice weather like some clouds and just some storms and so just the perfect weather to uh also get a few things done which is awesome because i do have a few projects i’m working on right now um i well right now what i’m doing is i’m doing some sorry the light is changing a lot it’s um cloudy and then sunny um but basically what i’m gonna do right now um i’m currently working on an article that i’m writing for it’s the federal office of the environment here in switzerland i don’t know if that’s really the right translation but basically they have a website and like a blog section and they have selected around i think 20 people in switzerland so like writer journalists and then just me uh randomly i guess well not that randomly but um yeah i just feel very honored and um yeah i’m just very excited about it as scary as it feels a little bit to write you know an article for something like sort of that official um and it’s not really something i normally do not something i really offer at all so yeah it’s a small challenge for me basically what i have to write about is anything based around um the lockdown and how it affected our daily habits and the impact on the environment that it had and how i kind of like see things moving forward from now on so yeah it’s really interesting um obviously i do have an opinion about it but i also want to do a little bit more research before i get down to write the article we’re having a healthy dinner tonight this says um melon smoothie it’s not juice because i kept it the fiber and everything so yummy with some ice and this is um bananas mango raspberry and some and that’s it and just some toppings i got rained on just at the end of our run i went with a friend of mine um and it started pouring we actually planned on going a little bit earlier and then as soon as i told her oh i’m leaving in five minutes it’s starting pouring so we postponed it by i don’t know 20 minutes half an hour to wait for the rain to stop it still got us at the end so oh gosh i think it’s last time i’m gonna wear these running shoes i do get asked sometimes what running shoes i use these are absolutely dirty right now um but i’ve been using these for uh road running for the past year or so these are uh the cloud rush from on um on is a swiss running brand they have this like cloud soul formula or whatever cloud tech it’s called um which is really nice to run on these are really thin they’re more for racing and training they’re not like the pure racing ones but they’re quite lightweight and quite thin i really like them they’re very uh comfortable i didn’t have to break them in like they were comfortable from the first run which is quite rare i find for some running shoes like usually always takes a little bit of time for them to get really comfortable and adapted to your foot but those i never had to break them in they started getting ripped here on the side which you know i can still run with them that’s great they have this protection here on the front which is really good overall they hold on very very well um the reason why i’m changing them is because i lost one of the cloud it got ripped off and when i had another pair of um ons before those ones they ripped off quite quickly it’s not the most durable one in my opinion um i didn’t have the issue of having stones like blocked in between with those so that was great um i used to have that with the old version of these but it took a year for it to rip off so i think and i do run like three to five times a week sometimes so i mean these i’m really happy with these um and i would totally order them again because just they were a really good looking pair of shoes before they got all dirty and um very comfortable very very nice to run in these um the reason why i didn’t pick those again this time that i ordered a new pair is because i wanted to try a new brand because on the on website they still had exactly the same one but they raised the prices i think i paid these 140 and they raised them they’re exactly the same to 200.
yeah i didn’t want to order the exact same again i will try the ones that i ordered that should be arriving today and if i don’t like them or if they’re somehow not comfortable or if they don’t fit i’ll just return them and then order another pair of these or maybe another uh model from another shoe design from on they had a new version of these i would have picked those but they still had exactly the same ones and although i really like them i kind of wanted to try something different so that’s a bit about running shoes and then i use um other ones for trail running which are the scott kinabalu let me show them to you rc 2.
0 um they exist in pink as well they took a little bit more time to like get comfortable but now i really like them they’re not as lightweight and breathable as those but yeah they’re they’re definitely great running shoes and i’m really comfortable in them i go hiking in them as well so for now i’m gonna keep them because they’re still okay i’m not too worn out i have had them for not even a year yet so maybe next year i usually change my pairs of shoes every year or so because before i used to change them every single month but i do definitely around a little bit less i think than i used to so and since now i have a trail one and a road one you know they don’t get as broken down as fast maybe actually it’s been two years that i had those or a year and a half so yeah it’s really time for me to change them all right i’m gonna go shower i’m drenched i’ll make some iced coffee and i’m gonna go get to work so um i was working and i just got a parcel delivered and it’s this very long dress this is from a brand called bastet noir it’s a very small brand that produces fairly and ethically and i wanted to try something different from the other clothes that i normally wear i know i personally don’t really wear a lot of patterns i love i i love like just simple colors no patterns um but i really wanted like a long summer dress this one is slightly long that’s why i have a belt here and i will probably get it tailored or do it myself because it is a bit long here it’s like good length around ankle but um because i put the belt but without the belt it’s like really almost down to the floor so really nice has this button in the middle and the slit which is very lovely it’s a very nice it’s very nice like beige nude color and it has this very soft slightly ripped texture that um is very light like a blouse very nice and comfortable and it has these elephants on it um so yeah i really really like it i think it’s just a great piece to throw on in summer and yeah it’s a full outfit and i really sometimes i just i love dresses but i like easy dresses that you can just throw on and you don’t have to be so careful about what you wear underneath that aren’t see-through a lot of my summer dresses are white or beige and they’re a bit see-through so i really like this one um very different from what i normally wear i feel i have some like flower stuff but this is very unique i really like it i think it’s great it needs a little bit of tailoring for for it to fit me right i’m going to take this to spain i am going to the lake for my lunch break i wanted to show you how i styled this dress at least for now um definitely needs some tailoring so i am wearing a leather belt which i bought secondhand recently um i’ve shared it in one of my latest vlog and then i have my collective canvas sneaker so as you can see the dress is not quite white it’s like a cream color and it contrasts really naturally with the red it’s not like white and red but it does it does work with white shoes so that’s really nice and then i have my all-time favorite tote bag from the slow label looks all funky next there’s my water bottle um and then sorry for um here i have two necklaces the top one is from brunette the label this one is from stillness um and then my sunglasses these are from monk and i usually wear the round ones but these ones have like kind of a reddish tone so i thought they’d suit with this very very well um it has this like angled frame i really like it’s very subtle you can’t see if you don’t pay attention to it hi guys good morning um so i’ve been working on um the article that i had to write this morning um so i’m really happy i’m almost done with it i just need to do a few corrections but i also got delivered a lot of parcels this morning which i hadn’t been delivered anything for a really long time and then suddenly it all came at once and i’m waiting for one more but um these are some things that i really wanted to share with you guys um that you may see in other videos as well um and yeah before actually you see this vlog you will have seen um but so i first received some new bikinis and i received those very cute bikinis from julian this is a swiss brand and they produce everything in portugal and it’s made out of ocean plastic and i did a video this week about um ethical swimwear sustainable swimwear so you’ll be able to find more about sustainable somewhere in that video if you’re interested and looking for some swimsuits this year because i’m presenting a few brands and then i received my new running shoes which i got from a brand called ultra you may be familiar with them already i used to wear zero drop shoes um in the past and i recently stopped because i wasn’t able to find uh zero drop shoes that i really really liked and that felt accurate for what i was doing i actually tried a pair of ultra for trail running ones and i didn’t really like them um they were a bit heavy they didn’t really fit properly they didn’t hold my foot so i had to return them but i got this pair for road running and i’m really excited to try them they’re really comfortable they have a lot of space in the toe section so if you have like wide feet it’s really great because it you can really like spread your toes which is really healthy um i don’t have really wide feet but i still really like not being too interested contra constricted i think it’s called so yeah i think well these are beautiful i could definitely see myself wearing them with like a pair of jeans and a t-shirt um they’re very white this is a um like fabric so if it rains they’re gonna get really dirty and i wouldn’t get those uh to run on trails these are really for pure road running and if possible when it’s dry outside because i guess they’re gonna get dirty very quickly i think you’d be able to wash them put them in the wash so i might do that if they get dirty but i just really loved the white ones and i thought okay well let’s give them a try they’re quite lightweight um and they have a good cushioning so i’ll try and run with them i’ll see how it goes but so far i really like them i’m gonna go for a run later today to try them out um but yeah it’s a good good size and really check the size chart with these because they tend to size like running shoes i tend to have to go up quite a bit with my sizing like i got this in a size 38 europe and i’m not really uh 36 to 37 so you have to go at least one size up i would say if not two so really make sure you check that before ordering then i received this dress which is from the slow label um it has this attachable back really love it so pretty it’s quite long but not down to the floor it’s like just above the ankle which i think is very flattering and it’s very nice um on any like body types because the problem i have with long dresses is as you saw yesterday or the day before um dresses tend to get too long for me so yeah and this is like a really not see-through material it’s a very basic fit you could wear something underneath it so i feel like this is just going to be a really great black dress i can wear a lot i don’t really have any other black dresses i have one from davinius which i shared in my summer dresses testing ethical basic episode which is nice but i feel like it got stretched out quite a bit and it doesn’t isn’t really adjusted to my body anymore i find that black when it’s not really like a deep black it tends to turn slightly gray it doesn’t look shake at all um so yeah this one is a better material i feel it doesn’t creases that much and it just falls very nicely on the body and it can be dressed up and down i could totally see myself wearing this with a pair of sneakers um as much as with sandals or heels um yeah really really love it it’s not too chic or too casual it’s like the perfect basic black dress in my opinion and then if i ever want to make it short i can always tailor it a little bit shorter and then the last thing i received which i’m even more stoked about let me remove this dress is my swimsuit that i designed with um lilia the label so for those who have been following me since about a year uh you know that last year i did a design with lydia the label for swimsuit and it was just such a great experience yeah we decided to do it again this year so this is the design i did you will see it also probably the in this week’s episode about testing basics so i’ll link it up here but it’s just the perfect fit um i’m just so so happy with it and i feel like it’s going to be such a long lasting piece so yeah i’m so happy i finally received it today and was able to share that with you guys i will link everything down below as well so you guys can check it out if you’re interested um we are producing a limited amount of the swimsuits all right um i’m gonna go work some more and then i’ll go have lunch and run with my mother just got ready uh for a run i think it’s quite warm outside i am wearing this uh sports workout sports top let me open this is the one from uh organic basics really love it i also have it in red and then these shorts are from things they’re normally period running shorts with like a pureed underwear but i’m not on my period i just really like these shorts so i wear them no matter if i’m on my period or not sometimes and then my new shoes i’ll try them and see how if they’re comfortable so i just got back from um the run with my mom i’m drenched now i actually went into the lake afterwards all dressed um so yeah my clothes are wet um and i’m gonna change after but i i’m really hungry it’s 2 30 and i only had a melon smoothie today so um i’m having like a really nice lunch i’m making i made this um really big salad i was craving something salty so i made this salad this like homegrown lettuce from my mom’s garden with some of our kale half a cucumber a can of beans red kidney beans and then there’s a half a block of smoked tofu half an avocado and then some seeds and dressing is just like tahini lemon juice hemp seed oil and olive oil i have an appointment with swiss radio right now um to do like a little interview for the radio um i had the interview with swiss radio um i don’t know how many of you guys are from switzerland but um you’ll be able to listen to the interview that i took part in it was really interesting it was really fun but yeah i’ll share a link with you guys it will probably be out by the time this video comes out so i’ll um share a link down below for anyone who’d like to listen um it’s in french though so just be aware of that um but yeah it was i think it’s the first time i’m on the swiss radio i was on swiss tv once um in 2016 or 17.
so now i’m done with that i’m gonna go to the lake i think it’s just a really warm hot beautiful sunny day so i’m just gonna go and swim and chill and read and tomorrow i think it’s gonna get like cloudy and stormy so i’ll be doing more work tomorrow but i’m quite happy with how far i got today and the few things i did finish so that’s the dress let me show you actually because i didn’t really properly show you but that’s how it fits it’s a very simple fit when i walk i sometimes i like to just put it in there so that i can just like do big steps because if it’s like down i find that i can just only do that sort of steps and it kind of like i feel like i’m i’m working a bit like i mean that’s exaggerated but yeah but it’s really nice um and i’m not going to get it tailored i think it’s perfect length i find it flattering for some reason even on shorter bodies like mine um and it’s very not usual for me to wear like all black so i wore it with like white sneakers and a white tote bag all right i’m just gonna bring some water with me and i’m gonna go to the lake and enjoy the last bits of sun for today it was a good day it was a fun day of work all right let’s go so since we don’t have any zucchini growing in our garden balcony garden i decided to use the blossoms and i filled them with vegan mozzarella and tofu and basil and garlic to make sort of a ricotta cheese stuffing or filling and then i just had this other zucchini which is not from the garden it’s from the shop and i added some more and tomato sauce so we’re gonna try this and then i made woof it’s hot made some quinoa and a big salad a bit like the one i had for lunch today except there is no tofu in this one good morning um so i went on a run this morning and then i went for a dip in the lake um i was there with my friend chloe and it was really good i feel very tired i didn’t hear my alarm i mean david didn’t learn this morning so i woke up super brushed and stressed out and i was just i didn’t really have time to quite wake up and i was on the run it was just a little bit much but um i’d stand out i went into the lake got all fresh and sorry there’s construction outside it’s a bit loud um and i took a shower now and i’m just gonna do my skincare and i wanted to show you two products that i’ve been trying lately um that i use quite a lot this summer so the first one is this glow cocktail which is a serum from the brand called mossa this is from your green boutique website and this is a eliminating anti-pigmentation thing and anti-pigment i can’t say this word illuminating anti anti pigmentation serum all right i think you got it but um it’s there’s like fruit in it it’s vegan on cruelty free natural cosmetic so i thought give it this a try i also use the sunscreen from them i haven’t tried the face sunscreen yet because i’m still using this um luxe day cream spf 30 from ellen but um once this one is done i also have like the face spf 30 from this brand and i’ve been using the sunscreen for the body which is 20 spf from mossa um which it doesn’t it’s not sticky it doesn’t quite get into the skin at first but then it just it doesn’t leave like i don’t know it just you can see it a little bit at first but then it just penetrates the skin and i haven’t gotten the strong burn and i use it every time so that’s the serum um it’s like this white it’s quite shimmery you can’t see it i guess and i use this usually in the morning to give my face a little bit of a glow very nice it’s glowy but it’s not like when it dries it’s not like sticky or heavy on the skin so that’s really nice and then one other product i’ve been trying out which i use mostly in the evening is this um noiri sun repair serum so yeah that’s more like my morning serum and that’s more my evening serum because i spent a lot of time outside sometimes during the day so i wanted to try it out and i just feel like my skin this year because i’ve been using proper sunscreen and i’ve just been really careful about hydrating my skin whenever i come back from the sun it’s just not being so damaged by the sun i don’t really have dry skin i don’t think you need two serums but if you’d like something specific i guess like that’s just usually i just use one um you could totally use this in the evening as well or just use this one and um yeah these are two brands i’ve been trying there’s a few other products that i will be trying from them but i just haven’t opened them yet because i have other ones to finish first i’m just gonna use my daily moisturizer and sunscreen you really don’t need much um it’s just one pump and what i like about this one is that it really does get into the skin it does not look white or anything like that so yeah it’s a very expensive uh product but i just have been extremely happy with it and it looks really glowy right now but it will get more into the skin and look as loyal though i do not mind this amount of glowiness in my life that’s all i do in the morning and then i’ll just do well what i do also is i have this lip balm tinted lip balm which i usually use as a lip balm um and as a blush just like my morning skincare eye makeup and then i do use um just a little bit of uh brow gel there you go all done i don’t do anything for my hair i’ve been washing my hair even less in the summer so usually about once a week um it does get into the water every day sometimes multiple times a day so it get rinsed out a lot but i don’t wash it with shampoo as often as i do in the winter um so this morning i’m catching up on emails i have so many to get through so i’m tackling that this morning it’s 10 a.
m so i’m gonna do that probably for until lunch uh another two hours or so and then i’ll be filming the video of testing ethical basics swimwear which is something that so many of you guys have asked for and this will already be up by the time you see this vlog so it’s actually the latest video so i’ll link it down there or up here and yeah that’s the plan for today it’s gonna be big day but it’s cloudy outside so i don’t feel too bad working a lot today like i’m actually i think it’s the perfect weather to just be working away before the weekend so i can get as much done as possible and just sort things out i have tackled my email feels really good it was long overdue i just had some melon and now i am going to have some lunch this is like a quinoa salad there is like a sort of stew or sauce that david made yesterday that has i think tofu tomato sauce some wild garlic pesto in it it’s very yummy and then on top i added more fresh tomatoes and also some basil from the garden some teeny olive oil and lemon juice and this is vegan mozzarella which is made out of almonds it’s not bad it’s really not bad you have to season it a little bit or mix it with something else but yesterday in the filling that i did for the zucchini blossom it was really good [Applause] so sticky we are going on a morning run it’s gonna be my second run with those shoes which so far i’m really pleased with we are making pizzas tonight some vegan pizzas yesterday david really wanted some pizza for dinner and so we decided to make some tonight um he got and bought some doll sometimes he’ll make his own but this time we just bought some and yeah just finished prepping one also having a big salad along with it and this is the pizza um this one has vegan sausages mushrooms zucchini eggplant red peppers olives and vegan mozzarella and tomato sauce so david and i are going to yoga this morning last week i went by myself um and there’s a bunch of friends who come as well so we just got back from yoga had some melon smoothie um it’s a lovely day we’re going to have lunch at david’s parents a bit later today um but now i’m just chilling a bit i think i will tidy up the apartment a little bit as well and i’m just gonna sit down now and read a bit all right so um i have been also this week working on a blog post because i am doing weekly vlogs and i thought you know like why not do also like weekly blogs because i don’t vlog every week and so it would be a great way for you to have a little bit of an update from me and just like a quick um or maybe sometimes longer update and check in uh weekly on you know what’s been happening what i’m up to uh anything that i want to share with you guys so like a new ethical brand or a new piece that i’m trying out or a podcast i discovered the book that i’m reading all that sort of things to share a little bit of my weekly inspirations and yeah just like a weekly update and i’ve been doing that on my website which i have been doing with squarespace so for those of you who don’t know what squarespace is it’s a platform to create your own website or online store and i’ve been using it since um january and i really really love it super easy to use i do receive some questions about it and you really do not need to have any sort of knowledge about computer and web design and any of that stuff to create a beautiful website with squarespace which is awesome and you can customize it personalize it as much as you want it has beautiful professional templates so here is for example my um my blog for this week um i wrote a little bit of an update and then i shared some photos of the week so like a little bit of inspiration and mood board and then i also added my videos that i uploaded that week so in case any of you guys missed them they’re also on my blog if you want to give it a try and see if you like it because a lot of people come up to me and tell me oh what do you think chloe is it worth it are you happy with it and in my personal experience i’m really really happy with it but i think it’s awesome if you try it so you can go to squarespace.
com get a free trial see if you like it if you enjoy if it suits what you’re looking for and then if you want to launch your own website you can go to squarespace.com and with that link that will put down in the description you will get 10 off your order of a website or a domain name so yeah that’s all for this week let me know what you think about the weekly blog post i think it’s a really cool way for like me to have sort of a diary thing where i can share with you guys i’m open to your suggestions and feedback and i’ll see you guys next week bye you