BLOG TOUR: The Skincare Bible by Dr Anjali Mahto

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Dear reader,

I am proud to announce that I am part of the blog tour for the release of The Skincare Bible by Dr Anjali Mahto, published by Penguin on April 5th.

I would love to say that I know everything about skincare but the truth is I don’t. I used to watch a lot of beauty youtubers when I was younger but never got to fully understand what they were all doing with all those products on their skins. So when Penguin asked me if I wanted to receive this book, I jumped on the occasion and immediately said yes, hoping this bible will be able to answer to all my questions.

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Read with me for 24 hours!

Dear readers,

My friend Morgane and I are huge fans of readathons. We have both hosted at least two over the past year and for this one, we decided to do it together. The more the merrier, right?

So… Here is the Clara x Morgane readathon! (Yes, our names look funny together for French people, we know it.)

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Unpopular opinion: On hating huge TBRs

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Dear reader,

The other day, I received four books – my entire book budget for the month of February. I spent a whole day thinking about what I could buy, what I somehow needed to buy and it finally arrived. Was I excited to receive them? Yes, of course – I love the idea of coming home to a package waiting for me. Was I happy when it finally was in my box mail? Not at all, and here’s why.

I know a lot of bookworms out there who love to have tons of unread books on their shelves. Maybe it’s because it makes them feel as if they are living in their own library, maybe they just don’t care about how many books they still have to read – the thing is that I know that some people have more than 100 books to read and are completely okay with it. And of course it is, but it‘s not working like this for me.

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How to start reading in another language

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Dear reader,

Through the year I spent on Instagram, many people have been curious to know how I started reading in English even though I was French. Today, I am going to tell you my story before giving you some tips so you can start reading in another language as well. The last part of this blog post will be in French: I will give some tips to all my French visitors on how to start reading in English specifically and some recommendations to start with.

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2017 in pictures

Dear readers,

Today I present you my year in pictures.

2017 has been a rollercoaster and as I already talked about my mental health and state of mind, which were very sad, I decided to highlight all the good things that have happened during this year. This may be a useless blog post but it was important for me to focus on the good, so… here we go.

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Why I speak in English on social media while being French

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Dear readers,

I never thought I’ll have to explain myself about it, but I think it is important for me to do it today.

If you don’t know, I am French. Yet, I speak in English on every social media I have and read English books in English. At first, it was the French community who was judging me: Are you doing this to attract more people on your accounts? Are you doing this for fame? Are you ashamed of being French? Do you think it makes you look cool? Why don’t you translate your English captions in French as well? Etc.

Those questions came back all the time. I once did a livestream and some French people came to ask me why I was still talking in English. As I am trying to spread positivity and kindness, and as I knew they weren’t trying to be mean or anything, I answered calmly and in a nice way.

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An open letter to 2017

Dear 2017,

I am writing to you because, on this day, I am crying for the very first time of 2018. I have been feeling happy for two weeks and now, all I can feel is emptiness and tiredness. Maybe it’s because I am not feeling well that I can write this letter, or maybe it’s simply because tonight I am inspired – anyway, I needed to go back to my year and see what truly happened.

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