we did it again – hahahaha, yes we again had fun with makeUp and this time I used the new SHISEIDO products among many other products. as a base I used the LANCOME CUSHION MIRACLE my newest favorite foundation and the ESTÉE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR BRUSH ON GLOW. then I used the CHANEL 85 SILLAGE eyeshadow all over the lid. afterwards I applied the new SHISEIDO SHIMMERING CREAM EYE COLOR in the outer corner of the eye all away along the crease of the eyelid. then I used another creamy eyeshadow by M.A.C called DANGEROUS CUVÉE paint pot and also smudged it in the outer V of the eye and all the way up to the crease. unfortunately I couldnt find a picture of the dark grey ESSENCE eyeliner I have used to line the lashline. as Diana was wearing glasses that evening I decided to define her eyes a bit more by using the new ELECTRIC COBALT by ESTÉE LAUDER on the lower lash line but only from the outer corner to the middle. to bring in some more color I used the SHISEIDO VEILED ROUGE in the shade RD 506 – a beautiful warm rosy pink. another new product that I have used, but also couldnt find a photo, was the new SHISEIDO PERFECTING STICK concealer. that’s it – it was very easy and I am sure you can do something nice too!
for the hair not that you start to think I would do such thing I dont intend to at all – BOTOX for the hair is something completely different it renoutrishes and moisturizes the hair. Stefanie Winter uses the NIKA botox treatment and I was quiet shocked when I saw her with the needle BUT she only uses this to get the product out of its container. she then mixed it with lukewarm water. but first she washed my hair with a preparing, opening shampoo and then started applying the BOTOX from roots to ends in a layering technique. once she did my complete head she wrapped me in plastic foil and let me stay under the hood dryer for thirty minutes. then she rinsed my hair with cold water and that was it – next step: blowdrying and styling.
so, wait a second, what is BOTOX for the hair? it is a keratin and protein based treatment for all hair types but especially for dry, frizzy, brittle and chemicaly treated hair. the only exception is for curly hair: it will really soften down your curls but other than that it also nourrishes the often rather dry curly hair. the BOTOX treatment will make your hair thicker, stronger, repaired, soft and it will eliminate split ends – YAY!
I really benefited from this BOTOX treatment and I would totally do it again although it lasts over a month! since the treatment it feels a lot easier to blow dry my hair as my hair has more grip and shine. for the BASEL people: go and visit her salon behind Aeschenplatz and check out her amazing skills. there is not only Stefanie, there is a team behind her: Oli & Océan (apprentice) and Helena. Stefanie offers many other nice things such as a ayurvedic scalp massage with different oils for the different hair types.
better late than never – I am ready for a lovely breakfast. berries and coffee latte are today’s choice. mmmhhmm!
HAPPY TUESDAY – today I will have to organize many things and will try to create some new fancy outfits. the weather in basel is really funny – it jumps between super cold and quiet mild. that’s why I m already in a spring mood 🙂
but first let me answer some questions regarding makeup and beauty!
#what’s my favorite make up product?
awww that’s a tough one as I would have to choose between lipstick and bronzing powder..mmmhhmm I would say LIPSTICK!
#how long does it take me for my daily makeup?
ooooh that is an easy one – my daily makeup is done super fast – it takes me about 7 minutes.
#do I use anti-aging products if yes for how long?
so, I am 31 years old soon 32 and I do use some anti-aging products. I would say I started about five years ago. my main goal is to look healthy and not super young. therefore I like products with organic oil or other natural ingredients. my favorite skin care products are KIEHL’S midnight recovery concentrate, the new LUBEX anti-age hydration oil and SISLEY black rose cream mask! by using these products over night I can slightly manipulate my skin to look fresher and healthier!
#how many times a week do I use masks or peeling/exfoliating products?
ooooh that’s a good one! I love using masks and I love to pamper my skin with peeling so it really depends on the product. some masks can be used twice per week and some only once. so for example I use the SISLEY rose mask once a week and I use the KIEHL’S over night biological peel every other night.
#what do I use to wash and clean my face?
I use something rather new the CLINIQUE foaming sonic facial soap – with or without the SONIC face brush.
wow – it took me a second to answer all these questions but it was great fun and I will answer more of your questions in the future 🙂 have a lovely day! x
awww.. I got these lovely cups from my grandma and I used to play with them when I was a child. drinking out of these today brings back lots of memories – only good memories. our grandma let us (my cousins and me) drink coffee (of course diluted with milk) and this made us feel like tiny grown-ups. I am so happy that we took such good care of the cups so that I can still enjoy them and embrace the flashback that comes with them.
so with christmas around the corner I am getting into a cozy mood and I decided to celebrate my tea and coffee times a bit more – et voila! I wish you all a happy monday and lets start an amazing week! xx
what am I talking about and why am I showing you a picture of my nails and lip? when I say DREAM TEAM I mean the new gorgeous fall collection products by ESTÉE LAUDER – the matte PURE COLOR 04 HEART BEET nailpolish and the PURE COLOR ENVY 460 BRAZEN lipstick. both are beautiful dark burgundy berry colors and work perfectly together!
PURE COLOR by ESTÉE LAUDER
fall winter collection 2014
SALE time – one of my favorite things to do: strolling thru shops and looking for bargains. well, it often ends successfully. I went to ESPRIT and found these amazingly soft black leather boots. a great keypiece to have – flat black comfy boots! I will wear them with skinny jeans but also with dresses. they were reduced from 159.90 CHF to 79.90 CHF – I ’d call this a true bargain! and then I found these fauxleather shorts – I took the risk and bought them. I am not sure if I will be wearing them with flat boots or with heels, for sure I will wear them with a blazer and a loose top to make it more casual and less sexy. and also the shorts were a true bargain: from 79.90 CHF reduced to 39.90 CHF – I looked up the items in the onlineshop and I saw that the shoes are not on SALE yet. I think this is often the case with ESPRIT – so make sure to check both the STORE and the ONLINESHOP!
LUSH – makes me happy!
aaww.. I got a LUSH box for my birthday and I am on cloud number nine! thank you Jaswant! I was already a LUSH fan before and used many different soaps and lotions before. but now I got some new things that I really love!
what was in my box?
what a softy – mandarine orange essential oils will make you think of sunny orange groves and frehly squeezed juice! brings a bit of summer to your bath and play time!
Sugar Scruba skin cocktail of sugar, grated ginger and fresh fennel to liven up tired skin and sort out any lumpy bumby bits. get your body nice and wet, smooth all over and rinse off!
The OLIVE branch shower gel
fairtrade olive oil, fresh mandarins, bergamot oil and vine leaves. we have crammed the whole Mediterranean diet into this bottle! Superbly softening, reassuring gel for body and hair!
WHOOSH shower jelly
Whoosh was named after the sound of deadlines whizzing by. Useful for renewed focus when tired, jet lagged or revising for exams!
mmhhmm! they all smell so good! I have already tried a few of my new products and so far the stepping stone for feet and the whoosh shower jelly are my favorites! I will keep you posted about the other things soon and I also made a little wishlist for my next shopping trip to LUSH. stay tuned! xx
ladies, spring is about to be here and Estée Lauder presents some really awesome new products. I was invited to the press lunch in Basel and had the opportunity to get all the products explained and introduced. we all got a booklet with the latest products and a lot of interesting tips!
#1 Sumptuous Infinite daring length and volume Mascara
Some of you may know that I am not a Mascara Fan at all 🙂 I hardly ever use Mascara.. But still I am always craving new things and I am one of these person who loves to try out new things. So of course I gave this Mascara a try and I have to say it does what it promises. It made my lashes look longer and made them dense and I really liked the shape of the brush.
#2 Revitalizing Supreme CC Creme
A new anti-aging CC Creme – which adapts to your skin color and gets slightly tinted. the Cream should be applied as the last step after the moisturizer and inbetween foundation. I wear the CC Creme on Sundays and I just wear it on top of my moisturizer and it makes my skin look very even and it reduces the redness on my cheeks.
#3 ReNutriv Ultimate Contouring Eye lift
I cant wait for summer.. this will be my best friend in summer! The new ReNutriv Eye Lift Creme has an amazing applicator out of ceramic which always stays cool. No matter if you have it in your purse or in your room it stays the same temperature. its like magic! I use it without creme and start from the inner part sliding outwards underneath my eyes, I repeat this 3 times per eye after that I apply the creme with the same move. I have been using it for the last couple of weeks and I really see a difference in my skin around my eyes – YAY!
#4 Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Bright lips, I am so ready for the spring summer colors of 2014.
20 different intense moisturizing color shades for bright lustrous lips!
#5 Modern Muse
Modern Muse – I love the name of the newest Estée Lauder fragrance.
The fragrance has a very elegant and soft note and became one of my favorite fragrances. I wouldnt say its a fresh scent but still it makes me feel very fresh and clean. I took it to London for the fashionweek and whenever I travel short distances with small luggage I limit myself to bring only one parfum and allow myself to buy one in the dutyfree 🙂 so this time I didnt find a suiting parfum on my way to london so this meant I had to use the same parfum everyday for one week 🙂 and I loved it!! on the way back I found something nice, something we dont have in switzerland, but I will tell you in another post. stay tuned. I can highly recommend to visit your local parfum shop and try the Modern Muse fragrance – I am sure you will love it too.
#6 Pure Color Nailpolish
Not only bright lips but also bright nails – the new Pure Color Nailpolishes are really nice. I wore it for several days and it didnt chip. But I also used the top coat from Estée Lauder so I cant tell you if it would chip or not if wearing it without top coat. I will try it and will let you know.
soo, thats it for now. I had fun with all those new products and I hope you will enjoy them soon too! spring starts this month, yay! I will show you the Mascare, lipstick, CC Creme and Nailpolish in an upcoming post! stay tuned! xx
today I have spent a wonderful day in crissier – meeting very nice ladies and seeing very very very nice watches at the AUDEMARS PIGUET presentation in the Hotel de Ville. afterwards I met Benoit Violier the very famous chef and attended a class at the École de Cuisine Benoît Violier. I will show you all the pictures of the food in a seperate post. stay tuned!
which one is your favourite watch?
soon there will be more detailed information about the story of the watches. the presentation was really nice and informative, Aurélie did a wonderful job. stay tuned!
thank you so so much for this beautiful invitation MCM
I would have loved to join the BIG opening party tonight.. too bad I will not make it to Zurich.. I hope you will have an awesome start and I am looking forward to checking out your new flagship store soon! xx
this pretty much describes my style when I dont know what to wear! it always makes me feel good and I feel fresh without a big effort.
so what you need is 4 things
LIPSTICK T-SHIRT JEANS PUMPS
thats it . and it will look amazing on everyone!
my favourites are red lipstick, white T-shirt, blue Jeans and black pumps. but I also wear pink lipstick, grey T-shirt, black Jeans, black or grey pumps a lot.
its a simple rule –
you can either stick to the color code
RED WHITE BLUE BLACK
or to the items
LIPSTICK T-SHIRT JEANS PUMPS
and of course you can jazz up every outfit by wearing jewelry, belts, bags, scarves, hats, beanies, sunglasses…
Lancome Maybelline Kate Spade M.A.C.
American Vintage Zara basic Velvet Victoria Beckham
Jane Norman Burberry True Religion Acne JBrand
Rupert Sanderson Toe Court Shoes Saint Laurent Alexander Mc Queen Michael Kors
being back in Basel I finally had time to go thru all my pictures from sunny california. here you can see SOPHIE DUPONT and me on DANIELLE’s amazing rooftop in San Francisco. we had such a great afternoon together and had a delicious mexican dinner at
WEST OF PECOS on Valencia Street.
Be prepared for a lot of nice pictures! stay tuned! xx