The Pink Ribbon Charity walk was a big success. I had lots of fun with TEAM LUBEX ANTI-AGE with whom I ran already last year. Pink Ribbon Charity Walk is taking place for the ninth time with 5,000 runners from 22 Swiss cantons.
Overall CHF 88,000 were raised and donated to the Swiss Cancer League. The annual breast cancer solidarity event has once again demonstrated the solidarity of the Swiss population with those affected, because the Pink Ribbon Walk is not about their own victory, but about putting a big sign in the fight against breast cancer in the community.
LUBEX anti-age had a booth at the Stadion. There they were handing out samples and gave helpful information about their awesome products. At the booth one had the chance to get a free hand massage treatment with the Lubex anti-age hydration oil. I would have never thought to use this oil for the hands, but indeed it works super well.
The PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016 was lots of fun. I heard that it was fully booked three days in advance. Thats awesome! In case you wanna run for a good cause next year check pink-ribbon.ch for more information.
today I was at SCHMINKBAR BASEL and I had the chance to try one of their awesome facial treatments. for me and all the busy ladies in Basel I tried the quick beautiful facial treatment. it takes about 45 minutes and costs 100 CHF and I can highly recommend to schedule an appointment with Valentina, she did an amazing job and I will def go back to get that treatment.
now lets see what kind of products she has used for my skin. as some of you may know I have very sensitive skin with couperose parts on my cheeks, this means that my skin is very thin and needs extra care and sun protection. before you start your facial treatment they will anyway ask you about your skin and skin care. in my case I told Valentina about my problems and when she had a closer look under the lamp she could only confirm that. and now the products:
ROBERT & JOSIANE
DIE SANFTE face soap
FRÜHLINGSWUNDER gentle face peeling
MORGENTAU refreshing tonic
SCHÖNE AUSSICHTEN face serum
TAG- + NACHTGLEICHE facial cream
BLÜTENBLÄTTER beauty oil
eau de cologne
CAMPHER mask BELLETRICE
EYE LIFT cream
last time when I was at schminkbar in Basel i took a lovely video and since it was a bit of an odd angle for me to film the facial treatment I decided not to make a movie but wright a blogpost about it.
the quick beautiful treatment was very very relaxing. Valentina did not talk too much but explained the most important things which was highly appreciated by me. she took a close look at my skin with the lamp and decided which products will suit my skins needs. I was already a fan of ROBERT & JOSIANE’s products and was very happy when I heard that she will be using lots of products by them. (see list of products above)
she started with cleaning my entire face and neck with help of steam, followed by a very gentle peeling (she has left out my sensitive cheek area) and prepared my skin for the actual treatment: mask and serum. as I have already said, I am def going back to get exactly that treatment. its quick, relaxing and efficient!
these are my favorite brushes and I almost use them on a daily basis. and now I wanna tell you why and for what I love them so much. #1 has the perfect shape for around the eyes and nose, I use it for powder, foundation or concealer. #2 this brush is an allrounder, I use it for highlighter, for blush, to blend contouring, for concealing and for foundation. #3 my go to sculpting brush, it has the perfect shape for my cheeks, jawline and forehead. #4 I use this bugger to smudge my eyeliner, to apply eyeshadow under the eyes and to conceal blemishes. #5 my number one blending brush, it works like magic, I use it for the crease and move with windshield wiping strokes to perfectly blend the shadows. #6 this one is perfect for loose or compact powder, I use it allover the face.
and by the way, did you know that Estée Lauder now has a swiss online shop? I tried it out and ordered some nice things for my mom, the service is great, fast delivery and extra goodies. have a lovely monday and I would love to know which are your favorite brushes. please leave a comment. sharing is caring, right? X
these are my favorite products for summer and I quickly want to introduce each of them.
K CC Crème
I use this for my hair. Before after or during sunbathing or swimming. It helps to protect the hair from UV dammage.
SPORTS transparent gel
I have only started using this sunscreen last week and I gotta admit its the best I have ever tried. It has no perfumes, no mineral oils, no emulsifiers, no preservatives and the best thing: water-resistant! I use it once a day in the morning and it lasts all day. Usually I wear SPF50 but now that I am a bit more tanned I think I am absolutely fine with SPF30.
this is my go to product for the face. I apply it every morning in summer before leaving the house. my skin is very sensitive and I have red parts on my cheeks thats why I need to protect my skin even more.
INSTANT COOLING MIST
this product is amazing. I apply it every evening after spending a day in the sun. Its such a nice feeling to spray this cooling mist and it helps your tan to last.
SUN REFLECTS UV PROTECT SPRAY
I have only tried this for a couple of times and I like what it does. I spray it in the morning before tanning or being in the sun all over my hair. It has the perfect travelsize!
as every year I wanna show you some awesome sun products – today we lay the focus on APRES SOILEIL by LANCASTER and their collection is called TAN MAXIMIZER. the one above is for the face and can be applied directly after tanning. it moisturizes the sunkissed skin and helps to achieve an even nice tan. the one below is for the body and I feel that this one has a bit of a cooling effect, a very light one though. the one below is a really cooling one and so far I have only used the spray on my legs, but I am looking forward to spraying my entire body after a long hot day in the sun with this cooling mist.
and then there is something nice for the whole day – a summer fragrance by LANCASTER and it totally smells like summer holiday – SOLE DI CAPRI. awww, CPARI is on my MUST SEE list..
in case you need more information about the products you can find lots of interesting facts here >>
I discovered another awesome product by LUBEX anti age – a swiss pharmaceutical company based in Therwil, a couple of kilometers from Basel – and my newest discovery is called LUBEX anti-age serum multi intensive!
so I was using the serum for the last couple of weeks and I was applying it day and night before moisturizing. during the night I was using my hydration oil afterwards and the two things together really glutted my very dry and irritated skin! it has a wonderfully smooth and light consistency with a very nice subtle scent. I really love the packaging – it is very neat and handy and it prevents the product from being attacked by sunlight. as LUBEX anti age has removed all the preservatives it is very important to protect the very fragile ingredients.
my lubex anti age serum fell into the bath tub and I thought it actually looks quiet nice in the foam so I took my camera and captured it.
so what does Lubex anti-age® serum do for a visibly more beautiful skin?
it provides a unified complexion due to the vitamin C glucoside and it retains a youthful appearance due to resveratrol. by using the serum on a daily base the help of ectoin also increases the resistance of the skin against environmental stress factors and it corrects fine lines and expression lines with use of poly-, penta- and hexapeptides. and most importantly hyaluronic acid which hydrates intensively and makes the skin super soft.
unfortunately so many people have allergies and deal with very sensitive skin, I can include myself to the second group and therefore I always pay extra attention to the ingredients! lubex anti age products are especially made for people with sensitive skin or people that have allergies to certain ingredients and every single product has been developed and tested by professional dermatologists!
I was naming quiet some ingredients before and I quickly want to give you a heads up about what these things are. so lets start:
vitamin-C-glucosides also called provitamin C. vitamin-C-glucosides has an antioxidant against free radicals, reduces pigmentation marks and repaires the stressed skin by UV rays. so vitamin-C-glucosides are very active against skin aging and therfore used by LUBEX anti age serum!
resveratrol is a sirtuin (SIRT 1) activator that protects the DNA and increases the longevity of the skin cells. the innovative liposomal microencapsulation of bioactive agent works specifically in the cells of the epidermis to improve the vitality of the skin and to slow the aging process!
ectoine acts as a natural DNA and cell protective factor against UV-induced skin damage and it supports the immune system of the skin! furthermore it prepares the skin for an efficient response to stress. ectoine was identified as the one substance that protected the organisms in the desert from intense sunlight, high temperature and drought. it is used as an active ingredient in skin care and sun protection, it stabilizes the natural structure of biopolymers such as proteins, nucleic acids and biomembranes. ectoine has been shown to protect against skin damage caused by UVA and UVB radiation and the most special feature: ectoine does not act as UV filters, but rather as a preventative cell protection against sun allergies, UV-induced skin aging and light dermatoses. it prevents damage in the epidermis and in the deeper layers of the skin and protects the skin’s immune system!
poly-, penta- and hexapeptides or peptides are very important messengers to block the skin and they play a huge role in wound healing. even the normal daily skin regeneration process has to deal with small tissue damage that must be repaired and balanced. over time this ability declines more and more and the aging process of the skin begins. poly-, penta- and hexapeptides specifically activate biological restructuring processes in the skin and therefore age-related skin damage is being repaired – the skin becomes more resilient and toned.
hyaluronate or hyaluronic acid intensively hydrates the epidermis and protects the skin from drying out. in addition, they act like retinol (vitamin A) and pepdtide: that means they improve the structure and density of the skin and make it more elastic.
so I hope you found that helpful and interesting and that you can now find the perfect product for your skin – there are so many other products by LUBEX anti age that I wanna try and I am curious to test the cleansing milk and the tonic – stay tuned for more.
SELF TAN EXPRESS MOUSSE, thats on my to do list today!
it is time to test some beauty products and feel like a pampered princess. so what is most important to start spring?
exfoliating and scrubbing to get rid of dead skin and to prepare for an
awesome looking fake tan! I use many different products to exfoliate for
example one from the body shop, one from Clinique, one from Palmolive
and one by M.Asam they are all good and do what they need to.
after I exfoliated my skin it is time to moisturize my ankles, feet, ellbows and knees – these are all rather dry parts of the body and we dont want them to stick out and be darker.
start with the legs and work your way up by using the mitt – apply only what is left on the mitt as a last step to ellbows, feet, knees and ankles. leave on for ONE hour for a rather light tan – TWO hours of a medium tan and THREE hours for a dark tan. I did it last week for the first time and I was quiet scared and only left it for 45 minutes but the result was gorgeous. I got some nice compliments on the tan on my belly and this made me courageous enough to give it a second try and leave it for ONE hour 🙂 the tan gradually fades and there are no lines, no spots and no streaks! so I did it last night and this morning I woke up with a nicely tanned body – YAY!
so far I have used the LANCASTER products and I really like the ones for the face and I think I will use them both – the ST.TROPEZ for the body and the LANCASTER for the face – ready for spring and ready to show some legs!
ST.TROPEZ is sold at MANOR and GLOBUS or you can find it online here <<
L’OCCITANE gives 100% of the price to promote women’s entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso! so lets’s support eachother and spend 5 CHF for this 20gr balm that works for hair lips and body! I used the apricot fragranced shea butter on my dry chapped lips and it helped immediately!
enjoy the sunny day and lots of love to everybody men and women – one love!
we all have one as we all do it – we all check ourselves in the mirror – whether to check the makeup or our outfit. over the last couple of years I have been paying attention to the different mirror faces of my friends or girls that I saw applying makeup in public transport or inside shops – I really enjoyed this research! at the zalando summerhouse there were many beautiful mirrors and my blogger friend Michèle from the fashionfraction blog took some funny photos of me checking my hat and makeup in the mirror. my mirror face is a bit like a duck/selfie face 🙂 and I think the first photo shows it very well. btw, this is also the gorgeous summer hat I was making at the zalandosummerhouse DYI workshop – isnt it gorgeous? in that picture I am wearing the GANNI blouse that I absolutely fell in love with – a simple floral keypiece to wear all year around – yes, here in Switzerland for sure!
what is your mirror face? have you ever noticed others checking themselves in the mirror? leave a comment below or comment on my FB page – I am very curious to hear what you think about your mirror face.
the zalando summerhouse was a blast, I can not say it often enough: it really was a blast. I met lovely bloggerfriends and was able to relax the entire weekend in a lovely castle called HERZFELDE in the beautiful nowhere of Brandenburg, Germany. #lorealparisde was in charge of hair and makeup and I chose the brow focused look and a simple hairstyle. Actually there were 3 hairstyles to choose from but seriously I didnt like any of them and I guess my hair must have been a lot longer for the planned hair do’s. big hair was the theme and lots of backcombing teasing and lots of hairspray, all of these things are not really my cup of tea 🙂 anyway, I was happy that I was able to straighten my hair and wear the lovely brow focused makeup. I will soon show you pictures of my complete look, stay tuned!
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
As we dont have a Jelmoli in Basel and Manor nor Globus carry Tom Ford I always enjoy the moments in Zurich when I finally have time to pass by Jelmoli. And the last time I did that I walked out with an amazing product called shade and illuminate in 01 intensity one. oh dears, I love this piece. and ever since I have met Adam (MUA) during the fashionweek in paris I knew that I wanna own this product myself. Adam did an amazing job for the Nino Bollag show and made the models glow! so yes, I am very happy with it. Its not a cheap thing to buy and I dont really remember what I paid but have a look when you are in Jelmoli the next time. two other favorites are the springcollection CORAL BEACH nailpolish and the SWEET SPOT lipstick. both can be worn every day. I like the nailpolish on my toenails and the lipstick goes perfect with a bronzed summer look. Which are your favorite Tom Ford products?
my dears I think I have shared everything I can share regarding Kiehls skin care – I hope you liked it. If you havent tried any Kiehls products yet then I can only advise you to check out my holy grail – the Midnight Recovery Concentrate <3 enjoy! xx
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.