Kiehls Vetiver and Black Tea
mmhhmm, I love this fragrance! I already used up a travel size bodylotion and bodycleanser and am thinking about getting the fragrance.
Soy Milk and Honey Whipped Body Butter
no matter if summer or winter I like my skin to be smooth and silky. I have not used this body butter yet but I smelled it when I was at the Kiehls Store in ZH and I really really love it – hence I need to have it!
Micro Blur Skin Perfector
wow – this thing really works – I tried a sample and loved the result. All I know is that you use it on top of your foundation and that it contains lentils. now I wanna know more about the magic behind it.
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1
I have read a lot about this very famous and beloved Kiehl’s product but so far I have never tried it. thats about to change soon!
Vetiver and Black Tea Body Lotion
so you already know that I really like the fragrance! I also loved the consistency of the product and have just finished my travel size body lotion.
dress AMERICAN APPAREL
prep+prime Natural Radiance Base Visage
WHAT JOY! satin lipstick
face and body foundation
eyebrow pencil TAUPE
studio fix powder plus foundation
mineralize skinfinish natural Medium Plus
HARMONY matte powder blush
DESERT ROSE matte powder blush
I finally found the time to tell you about some amazing new things. let me start from left to right. a couple of weeks ago I was invited to ZH to the Blaue Ente Restaurant to attend the L’Occitane Aromachologie presentation. thank you very much for having me there and for the amazing goodiebag. so whats new from their side. ?? As we know that they support many fairtrade projects and work animal cruelty free it doesnt surprise me that they have decided to switch from plastic to glass containers. indeed, glass is a lot easier to recycle – also the looks of the bottles have a very vintage touch and all this truly underlines the visions of Olivier Baussan, the founder of L’Occitane.
Brume D’Oreiller Relaxante Huile de Massage Relaxante Pochettes Parfumees Relaxantes
there are two new lines by L’Occitane, the relaxante and tonifiante rituals. either for the morning or night with a touch of lemon, rosemary, grapefruit, mint, oranges, lavender or almondoil. have a wonderful day and an even better night!
one of my all time favorites is the Brume D’Oreiller Relaxante Spray. OMG – it makes my bed smell like a SPA! thats what I want, a nice, calm, good smelling place to spend relaxing hours of sleep and thats what you get with this product. my bottle is already half thru because I use it almost every night. I spritz a couple of times all over my bed, pillow and sheets and enjoy the natural fragrance and zzZZZZzzz
also I wanted to share with you my magazines that I have found at the KIOSK at the German railway station in Basel. BLONDE – WOHNREVUE – FRÄULEIN– which are your favorite magazines?
and then last but not least I wanna tell you about yesterdays SISLEY Paris presentation at the DOLDER GRAND in Zurich. ooh lala, what an amazing location. I felt like a princess and was eager to check out the new products by SISLEY. thanks so much for all the goodies. I am a fan of the eau tropical and I adore the Masque Creme a la Rose Noire. Have you tried the SUNLEYA sunscreen by SISLEY? I didnt do that yet but I will bring this little bugger to Ticino, yes I am spending the weekend in the Italian part of Switzerland. Cant wait!! I will get back to you in detail about the new SISLEY products that will be available in September 2014. stay tuned. xx
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
in-shower is the new thing! I have tested the NIVEA in-shower lotions and milks and I got totally hooked. in winter I am feeling too cold to apply lotion and in summer I m too hot – so when I discovered these products I knew that this was exactly my thing.
so how to use it? first you use your normal showergel or creme or whatever you use to wash your body. once you are clean you can apply the in-shower lotion. make sure not to drop any product as it can be very slippery – so be aware! the in-shower body lotions are like a conditioner. you apply it once the body is clean and then rinse it off and ready you are. my skin is very dry and thats why I like the in-shower body milk (darkblue) the best.
Silky Bronze Sun Protective CompactSPF 30
I love bronzing compact powders and especially this one! it has the perfect shade and matte finish without any shimmer. It can be used dry or wet and is waterresistant. this is my favorite product out of the Sensai Silky Bronze Collection and I would definitely repurchase it!
Silky Bronze Cellular Protective Cream for Body SPF 30
like the one for the face it is also a very nice light cream that is very easy to apply. I used it this sunday and I was in the direct sunlight at the river for about 3 hours in the afternoon and I didnt get any sun burn. Its only available in SPF 30 which I consider a bit low. to be very honest I dont really like the smell of these creams or maybe its just because I prefere the smell of the Lancaster Sun Control products that I have also recently tested.
Currently I am checking out different Swiss online shops and stumbled upon MR LENS. Have you heard about this shop before? I think the name is a bit misleading because they do not only sell glasses and lens – they also have a big variety of parfum, hair and body products. I scrolled thru their whole shop and looked for products that are available within 24 hours and planned to spend 100 CHF. To be very honest with you it is not the most stylish online shop I have visited but its kept simple and I think its more about good deals than looking super nice 🙂
Shopping at MR LENS is very easy and I didnt have any problems with my purchase. I spend 99.60 CHF for the JO MALONE cologne, 6 showergels and 1 handwash by NIVEA. I ordered around 3 o clock in the afternoon and the next morning at 9 o clock I got the parcel delivered to my house. so within less than 24 hours I had all my things – THATS FANTASTIC!
#1 Eclat & Soin Couleur
Shampoo with 5 Essential Oils
#2 Concentre de Lait AMANDE
Firming and Smoothing Milk Concentrate
#3 Creme Mains Rose Heart
20% Shea Butter protects, moisturizes and absorbs quickly.
#4 Verveine Eau de Toilette
with organic Verbena extract
These are the BESTSELLER products by L’OCCITANE. As I told you in my previous post this month is all about BEAUTY BESTSELLERS. Let me tell you a little bit about these amamzing products.
I have colored hair and I used #1Eclat & Soin Couleur Shampoo for a couple of hairwashes and I really must say its an amazing product. Mostly herbal products do not latter but the Eclat & Soin Couleur smells really good and latters. As some of you may already know I have very dry skin and therefore I m always looking for rich body creams or butters. #2Concentre de lait AMANDE is a perfect cream for dry skin. It smells delicious and it moisturizes and absorbs very fast. I use it allover my body and I can get dressed immediately without feeling greasy or so. Some weeks ago I posted something about handcreams, the post was caled “things I hardly use but I should” there I already featured the #3Creme Mains Rose Heart with 20% Shea Butter. It is a great product that protects, moisturizes and absorbs quickly. see the post about handcremes << http://isawsomethingnice.ch/post/73605959920/thingsthatihardlyeverusebutishouldhandcreams >> last but not least let me tell you about the #4Verveine Eau de Toilette
with organic Verbena extract its a very fresh fragrance and for me it is a bit too much citrc so I prefere to use it in my house instead of my body – I know this must sound weird but I really think it makes an amazing roomspray aswell. 🙂
Its FEBRUARY and this month I will focus on “mostawarded and bestseller products” from different brands that I love. I start with the BESTSELLERS of The Body Shop. check what sells best and see what I think about the products here:
awww.. the #1 SHEA BUTTER SHOWER CREAM makes my skin super soft and I hardly need any additional moisturizer after showering with this. as I have very dry skin I need an extra layer of cream on my ellbows, feet and knees. thats when Bestseller #3 HONEYMANIA BODY BUTTER comes in handy – I loove the smell – it leaves my skin moisturized thruout the day. If I have a spot I use #2 TEA TREE OIL directly on my skin to dry out my spot and make it disappear within a day! For a regular day where I am not in front of the camera I often use BB Creams or Foundation with medium to ligth coverage. The #4 ALL-IN-ONE BB CREAM is a color adapting tinted cream and it leaves a glowy and dewy finish. They come in 4 different shades. I have 01 but I think it is a bit too light for me – even in winter 🙂 but I can still use it – I wear it with a bronzing powder or blush.
photos by DEMIAN BICHSEL
please take a moment and answer these questions – I am very curious what you think about The Body Shop products. Leave a comment below or answer it directly via @tumblr
so which is your favorite product by THE BODY SHOP? do you use any of the BESTSELLERS above? which is your favorite product out of the BESTSELLERS above?
we all know that sooner or later we will be running around town like crazy in need to find perfect presents. well, here I can help you and recommend the AESOP kits. they have 6 different kits from 70 CHF to 190 CHF and vary from face to hair and body products. so you get a very nice black box and a set of amazing products which are perfect for travelling aswell.
if this is not enough inspiration then check the video about the AESOP FUTURISMUS Seasonal Offering >> http://vimeo.com/79444915 >>
LADIES & GENTLEMEN.. I have a wonderful change to announce – I fell in love with the M.A.C Face & Body Foundation and use it instead of the M.A.C. Mineralize Foundation.
The best thing about the F&B Foundation is the finish, it has such a nice light texture. Once applied it looks very natural and can be build up by adding more layers for more coverage.
I use my fingers or a sponge to apply instead of my M.A.C. 187 brush and think it gave me way better results. The F&B Foundation really starts to become like a moisturizer when applied to face – perfect for my wintery dry skin!
Which foundation are you using and why do you love it? And let me know which brush you use to apply foundation or if you also use your fingers for certain products. Please leave a comment – sharing is caring xx
S H O P P I N G
at stücki basel, switzerland at Douglas and L’Occitane
“my newest skin and body product”
I was at Douglas to buy new foundation. my M.A.C. mineralize foundation is empty and I wanted to try something new. It’s not that I don’t like the mineralize foundation – I might even repurchase it in addition to what I bought today at Douglas. Anyway – there is a very nice girl working at Douglas Stücki – she did such a great job finding the right foundation and shade for my skin. thanks again <3 (I hope you read this) she did my makeup and used the LANCOME teint Miracle foundation – it has a soft finish and gives me enough coverage for my red skin parts on my cheeks. And also the smell of the product is very very nice. It has a very light scented note almost like a fresh parfume and has SPF 15.
That very day I got many compliments about my makeup so I left it on for the photoshoot in the afternoon >> photos will follow soon >> and there is a sneakpeek on my INSTAGRAM
I am a big fan of L’OCCITANE – their products have a fair trade background and they support amazing sustainable projects. I already introduced the soap for the womensday they had this february.
click here to see the post >>> L’OCCITANE International Womens Day
So I could not resist to buy the ULTRA RICH BODY SCRUB to exfoliate my skin. I wish I could show you the smell – its so goooood! I also needed a handcreme and was amazed by this very light gel-textured LAVENDE CREME MAINS. I am not a fan of greasy creamy handcremes for on the go.. for a treatment during the night I would of course recommend a richer creamier hand creme.
so that was my morning at Stücki Shopping Center Basel. I hope u enjoyed my little shopping haul. let me know what kind of foundation handcremes and body scrubs you are a fan of. hashtag #isawsomethingnice or leave me a comment below. xx
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