KMS California came out with something new and it took me quiet a while to finally write about it, so for me they are new but actually they are already out for a while. frizzy hair? I guess a lot of ladies can answer this with a simple YES. so I am sure that you will be happy to hear more about these new buggers:
TAME FRIZZ and HAIR STAY
thats the name of the line and I got to try the de frizz oil, the shampoo and the HAIR STAY maximum hold spray. my hair can be frizzy, especially when it rains a lot and the air is humid. also when I leave my hair air dry my roots can get really frizzy, so when I got the parcel I was very excited and had high expectations. now lets see what they say they do:
de-frizz oil / 100ml
it claims to control frizz and humidity for up to 3 days.
its a lightweight feel, non-greasy oil that instantly is being absorbed instantly. it is humidity resistance and provides heat protection. it is very easy to use, just work through towel-dried hair and style as usual. you can also use it on dry hair to further reduce frizz. this is another great hair oil. as you may know I have already tried lots of different oils (KERASTASE, REDKEN, THE BODY SHOP etc..) and it has become a regimen for me to always apply some drops of oil to my damp hair before blow drying it.
tame frizz shampoo / 300ml
it claims to prepare for frizz reduction and smoothes the hair surface. lather,
rinse. repeat if necessary. mmhhmm, it smells devine. so far I really see a difference when washing my hair with this shampoo. my hair roots are not frizzy and I dont have to add a ton of cream or oil to control the frizz. thumbs up for this bugger!
maximum hold spray / 245 g
it claims to give a firm hold and to be humidity resistant. it has an instant ultra-firm finishing and shine effect up to 24-hour. how to use, like every other hair spray, keep a distance of 25-30 cm from dry hair.
KMS CALIFORNIA SWITZERLAND
thank you for sending me these buggers, I had fun trying them out and I am in love with the golden hair bands. X
I went back to brown and had quiet some hair chopped off by COIFFURE WINTER in Basel. for all of you that have not watched my youtube video that I made right after I had my hair colored and cut watch it here >>
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for all the readers that live in BASEL, there is a LA PRAIRIE booth inside GLOBUS. I was invited to check it out. LA PRAIRIE is a swiss company known for their prestigious ingredients like caviar or crystals. read more here >>
after a very nice welcome I was served a cold glass of water and was ready for the presentation. we quickly talked about the different lines and their benefits and then she started to ask me questions about my skin and recommended some products:
ANTI-AGING STRESS CREAM
CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL DRY OIL
CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL CREAM
CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL EYE CREAM
EXTRAIT OF SKIN CAVIAR FIRMING COMPLEX
so let me tell you that I am not a big fan of their crazy high prices and that I am not willing to pay so much money for daily skincare. I got samples and I started using them for some days and had terrible breakouts, for my sensitive skin LA PRAIRIE is way too active.
first I was not sure if I should mention LA PRAIRIE at all as my skin did not like the recommended products but nevertheless I was invited to see the new booth inside GLOBUS, had a lovely time there and therefore I wanted to share these news with you.
photos from my visit at GLOBUS BASEL
lip balm for 179 CHF : )
these are my new SALLY HANSEN nail polish friends called: (from left to right)
120 BARE DARE
610 CREAM OF THE CROP
640 TOTEM – LY YOURS
650 PER – SUEDE
660 TERRA – COPPA
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1. SUMPTUOUS KNOCKOUT
defining lift and fan mascara
2. REVITALIZING SUPREME LIGHT
global anti-aging oil free cream
3. NIGHTWEAR PLUS
anti-oxidant night detox cream
4. NEW DIMENSION
plump + fill expert lip treatment
5. ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR MASK
concentrated recovery powerfoil mask
6. DOUBLE WEAR WATERPROOF
all day extreme wear concealer
7. MODERN MUSE EAU DE ROUGE
eau de toilette spray
these are the newest Estée Lauder products and I have not tried them all yet but some of them I did and I wanna quickly share with you what I got, tried and liked.
I loved the ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR MASK especially after my long haul flight from California to Switzerland I needed to pamper my skin and repair the dammage from the flight. I always scare myself when wearing these kind of sheet masks but in the end they are a lot easier to apply and remove than masks that have to be washed off. I am a big fan of stay on cream masks and sheet masks and will def repurchase this new night repair mask. another thing that I really like is the NEW DIMENSION plump + fill expert lip treatment that made my chapped lips smooth and hydrated again. a stick with products on both ends, one side has a filler serum to immediately define the lip contour area and the other side has a balm that delivers plumping hydration and a conditioned feeling. my all time favorite lip product is the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip balm and I would never give that up but this new product by Estée Lauder is a great addition. these are the only things that I have tried so far, give me some time and I will get back to you and share what I tried and liked. X
glow revival cream
shea butter 5%
comforting cream / light
I have sensitive skin and in winter my rather normal skin tends to become very dry and therefore needs an extra dose of moisture. as you can read from the title I use different creams in winter than I use in summer and if I am not using a cream I am using a dry oil – like the one from LUBEX anti-age or the one from Kiehls – and if that is not the case either I am using a cream mask over night. after cleaning my face with either a cleansing oil or a cleansing balm I apply toner and then my skin is ready for the cream. try to wash your hands before scooping cream out of the container. unfortunately all the creams I use at the moment are not to squeeze and thats really a negative thing when you have sensitive skin. you want to be sure that your cream is free from bacteria or germs. but the advantage of these containers is that you can scoop every last tiny part out and can use the jars for DIY things like making your own candles or creams. the SHISEIDO cream came with a tiny spatula. I use this to apply all the creams and I wash it with very hot water after every use.
if you love almonds you are going to love this moisturising cream by KORRES, a greek brand. (product are made in Greece)
if your skin has lost the glow you had during summer then you are going to love the glow revival cream by SHISEIDO, a japanese brand. (but the product is made in France)
if your skin is very dry and needs more comfort then you are going to love this comforting cream by L’Occitane, a french brand. (product made in France)
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these are my favorite fragrances at the very moment and I rather leave the house without makeup than without fragrance : ) yes, I am an absolute scent person and I love to have a variety of different perfumes that fit my moods. as you can see the scents are very different, some are rather sweet and some are very fresh or herbal. my favorites are also perfumes that I can wear all year around despite the different scents. in my case I have special fragrances that I only wear in winter (GUCCI GUILTY) and some that I only wear in summer (JIL SANDER SUN, BRONZE GODDESS etc). not all of my favorite scents are for women only, the LOEWE 7 is for men : ) and the JO MALONE is unisex.
modern muse / le rouge
eau de parfum
lime basil mandarine
240 DECK THE HALLS
220 RIBBON CANDY
250 RUM-PA-PUM PLUM
500 MAD WOMEN
560 SPICE AGE
590 RUBBY SHIMMERS
these are the new colors of SALLY HANSEN that I have tried out and I really love them. I love the fact that their nail polishes have wide brushes for an almost one stroke apply (I have small nails) and this makes your manicure so much easier. another fact that I like about SALLY HANSEN is that they are specialized in nailpolishes only and that their polishes last, even the SALON MANICURE lasts at least a week without chipping. a week of using my hands, washing them, cleaning and just doing every day things and my nailpolish stays put. of course I can not compare them to the real GEL nailpolishes where you need a lamp.
so let me put it like that. If you are a person that is aware of the chemicals in nail polishes then I think you might like KURE BAZAAR (4free) a lot better but this said their polishes dont last as long on my nails. if you are a person with the urge to change your nail color frequently then SALLY HANSEN is totally your thing as you can easily remove and apply their polishes, without a lamp, and they last a good week or longer. so if you are a very busy person that has very little time but feels the need to have a nice and proper manicure then the GEL nailpolishes, that you use with a lamp and are instantly dry afterwards, are the perfect thing for you! that was it from today. have a lovely day. X