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Tame Frizz by KMS California

Tame Frizz by KMS California

Tame Frizz by KMS California

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 by KMS California
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.

Tame Frizz by KMS California

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

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FEMINA – lets talk taboo

lets talk about something that is not really the number one topic in small talk conversations: personal hygiene! I know that lots of ladies, including me, are being irrated by using normal soap or shower gels for their intimate hygiene and that being said the market reacted with loads of different products in the past ten years. not all of them are good, some have almost the same ingredients as a regular shower gel and some are still causing irritations eventhough they claim to be gentle. so thats why I was super happy when I discovered FEMINA by lubex about a year ago. lookwise it can not compete with all the other products but it absolutely promiseses what it claims and works perefectly for me. and in the end it should not be about how the product looks it should be about how great it is. nevertheless have a look for yourself and give it a try.

lubex femina

 

effect

  • the gentle and protective emulsion for our daily intimate hygiene
  • supports the natural protective function of our skin
  • effective against fungi and skin foreign bacteria.
  • gentle care substances soothe irritated skin and prevent irritation in the long-term use
  • dermatologically tested, free of preservatives, dyes and allergenic fragrance substances
  • natural PH value of 5.2

ingredients

  • disodium undecylenamido MEA-sulfosuccinate =
    anti bacterial balancing for mucosal (cleaning, foam-enhancing, hydrotropic, surfactant)
  • polidocanol 600 =
    antipruritic, analgesic, local anesthetic values
  • bisabolol =
    a reassuring ingredient of chamomile with anti-inflammatory, disinfecting and wound-healing properties. It is externally applied for the treatment of skin diseases.

 

you can find the LUBEX femina in pharmacies and as I already explained in previous posts LUBEX/PermaMed are not using any preservatives, fragrances or any other kind of dyes, this makes it an awesome brand for people with sensitive skin. in the end I am happy to know and see that there are only benefiting ingredients and nothing that could harm my skin or health in general.
I recently read this article and it made me think about what I am using on a daily basis. whats your opinion on that? I really want to be sure to only use quality products. starting with using handmade soap to wash my body that comes without plastic, not wearing makeUp every day and using products without preservatives and other harming chemicals.
which products are you using on a daily basis? I would love to know. X
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SOAP BARS – my new thing

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LONG BOB

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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THE NEW MODERN MUSE

EL modern muse

there is a new MODERN MUSE fragrance by ESTÉE LAUDER called EAU DE ROUGE. I was very surprised to see that there is a new one out. I am a big fan of the different MODERN MUSE fragrances and so far I loved them all including the new EAU DE ROUGE! Continue reading THE NEW MODERN MUSE

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LA PRAIRIE AT GLOBUS BASEL

la prairie

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

la prairie

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

la prairie la prairie la prairie
lip balm for 179 CHF : )

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PER-SUEDE and her friends

Sally Hansen

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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READY FOR SOMETHING NICE AND NEW?

lubex anti age intelligence refining serum

LUBEX anti-age intelligence refining serum is the name of the newest product by LUBEX anti-age. I got it in the mail last friday and that was such a nice surprise! the packaging is totally my thing, I love the holographic rainbow packaging. and now I wanna tell you what this new bugger is good for.

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BACK TO M.A.C

back to mac

1.   MINERALIZE CONCEALER / NW25
2.   PREP+PRIME NATURAL RADIANCE
3.   SATIN LIPSTICK REBEL
4.   LUSTRE DROPS PINK REBEL
5.   PRO LONGWEAR EXTENDED PLAY
6.   ZOOM LASH LOFTY BROWN
7.   MINERALIZE RICH ALL OUT GORGEOUS
8.   FLUID LINE BLACKTRACK
9.   SATIN LIPSTICK WHAT JOY!
10. MATTE LIPSTICK CHILI
11. CREMESHEEN MODESTY
12. MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL MEDIUM PLUS
13. MATTE LIPSTICK HEROINE
14. FIX+ SPRAY

I cleaned up my makeup and found lots of things, some products were used up, some were not good anymore and some were never used. on every product there is this little jar with a number, this shows you how long a product is good to use. (6M = 6 months etc..) in case you have not heard about back to M.A.C, its really awesome! you can hand in 6 empty products that have the back to M.A.C label and you can choose a free lipstick! I can do this two times as I found 14 products that will go back to M.A.C – I m very excited and am thinking about what lipstick to choose. maybe I ll get another LADYBUG lipstick, one of my most favorite M.A.C lipsticks and mine is almost done! hmm, and for the other free lipstick I could get a nice pink. yay, I am looking forward to my next visit to M.A.C <3

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EL x NEWS

Estée Lauder NewsNEWS

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

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SENSAI SILKY DESIGN ROUGE

SENSAI SENSAI SENSAI SENSAI SENSAI 6 SENSAI

 

wow, these are the new SENSAI SILKY DESIGN ROUGE lipsticks! great colors and a creamy finish, exactly the things that I want from a lipstick. there are different red and they claim that there is a red for every woman. I love wearing red lips and now I got 6 more red lipsticks. below you can see the swatches and I gotta say that some of the colors are a bit too similar. I really like the first, third and last color and will need to find the right moment for the others to wear.

SENSAI SENSAI SENSAI SENSAI SENSAI SENSAI

 

the colors lasted for quiet a while on my lips and felt really comfortable. it was very easy to apply them and I really like the silky finish. thank you so much for letting me try these and write about them before they are out. <3 as I read in the press kit this collection will be out by APRIL 2016. I am sure you will see me wearing these new red lipsticks on my blog and social media channels. I am curious to know which one is your favorite color. X

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MY WINTER CREAMS

my winter creamsKORRES
almond blossom
moisturizing cream

SHISEIDO
bio performance
glow revival cream

L’OCCITANE
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. my winter creams

1
if you love almonds you are going to love this moisturising cream by KORRES, a greek brand. (product are made in Greece)
2
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)
3
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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MY FAVORITE FRAGRANCES

my favorite fragrances

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.

ESTÉE LAUDER
modern muse / le rouge
CHLOÉ
eau de parfum
LOEWE
seven
MIU MIU
le parfum
JO MALONE
lime basil mandarine
BALENCIAGA
B.

 

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a new winning team

I tried out something new and now it is finally the time to share it with you. I got two nice things by MAX FACTOR X and had fun playing around. as you can see from the caption of this blogpost, I really like both of the things. so lets first have a look what I am talking about:

MAX FACTOR X
MIRACLE MATCH foundation
50 natural

MAX FACTOR X
SMOKEY EYE DRAMA KIT
04 luxe lilas
MAX FACTOR X
so lets start with the eye shadow kit. a great palette for green and hazel brown eyes as it brings out the green due to the purple and lilac color shades. I wanna quickly review the shades from left to right: the first shade is an awesome base color and eyebrow bone highlighter. it can be used for a very natural eye look for a very simple and nude makeup. then we have the two lilac purple colors that are great to play with around the lash line or use it as a V in the outer eye corner for a more dramatic and smokey look. the last color is like the first one an awesome base color or can be used to give some definition to the crease. for an inbetween look I would suggest using the first and last color, using the first one as a base and on the eye brow bone and the last one to shade the crease. voila! thats it, one palette with multiple options for different looks. and now lets talk about the foundation, it is a foundation with a great coverage. perfect for people with redness or want to cover blemishes. I got the 50 natural shade and it is a tint to light for me. so I can only use a tiny bit and apply a ver light layer and then use bronzing powder and blush to bring back my face color. but winter has only started and my bikini lines are fading, I am sure my face will be lighter in two months and that it then will be the perfect shade. I will try to show you my created looks via my social media channels, which you can also access via the blog by clicking here >>

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NEW COLORS

Sally Hansen News

SALON MANICURE:

240 DECK THE HALLS
220 RIBBON CANDY
250 RUM-PA-PUM PLUM

MIRACLE GEL:

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

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