I have got something nice to show you – the 4-free nail polishes by KURE BAZAAR Paris. I have so far tried the two beautiful colors BOHEMIAN and KALE – two very strong independent colors – and two different base coats and one top coat. I have discovered KURE BAZAAR last year at the Parfumerie Hyazinth in Basel and was really impressed by the 4-free formula and tried the BOHEMIAN color and the FIRST BASE basecoat. well as I am a STRIPLAC lover this nail polish of course didnt last as long.. in fact it chipped already after the second day eventough I had used a base and top coat.
at the KURE BAZAAR event we were given the DRY FINISH top coat and the CLEAN mate base coat and its really funny that now when I use the CLEAN mate base coat instead of the FIRST BASE the nailpolish lasts longer – I am impressed! so in my case the mate base called CLEAN helps the nail polish last longer. I had the BOHEMIAN for two days and the KALE for three days – still no comparison to my 20 days + with STRIPLAC but it is 4-free and that should really matter!
what does 4-free mean? it means that the company has removed four toxic ingredients and has replaced them with natural ones. so what did they remove exactly? they have removed Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene and Formaldehyde Resin! the KURE BAZAAR formula is up to 85 % of natural origin based on wood pulp, cotton, potatoes, wheat and corn.
so what I absolutely love, besides the fact that the nail polishes are of natural origin, are the colors! I have hardly ever seen so many nice colors of one single brand. the KALE and BOHEMIAN are two very special colors and so far I have not found any similar colors. hmm, maybe for the BOHEMIAN the MAVALA Sienna Red could be a close dupe but just close. what do you think?
thank you very much for sending this lovely DREAM BAG. wow lots of nice things – vouchers – beauty products and samples 🙂 I already had some of the products but it is never bad to have a backup, right? and it also means I love the products!
for the ones among you that are not familiar with dream bag, you can read more here: https://dreambag.ch
purple – burgundy – bordeaux – oxblood – raspberry – cherry to only name a few of the lovely colors for autumn. I went thru my collection of beauty products and found quiet a lot of nice fall colors, 15 to be precise. let me list them below. for me the two most important things about wearing darker lipsticks are to have a very even nice skin and exfoliated lips!
m.a.c HEROINE lipstick
m.a.c WHAT JOY (limited edition) lipstick
m.a.c REBEL lipstick
estée lauder HEART BEET nailpolish
m.a.c PALACE PEDIGREED eyeshadow
sisley ROSE NOIRE mask
estée lauder BRAZEN lipstick
m.a.c PRIMROSE (limited edition) lipstick
estée lauder RED EGO lipstick
opi IN THE CABLE CAR POOL LANE nailpolish
m.a.c DARK DIVERSION fluidline
striplac DARK VIOLET nailpolish
alessandro LOVE AFFAIRE nailpolish
malva LAS VEGAS nailpolish
in fall I also love to wear darker tones on my nails and I am so happy with the STRIPLAC dark violet – the OPI in the cable car pool lane – MALVA las vegas and ALESSANDRO love affaire. when I look at my beauty stuff I can see a lot of different bronzing poswers and a huge variety of lipsticks. well no surprise to me – as these are my two favorite parts to apply makeup: cheeks and lips!
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
Going my Way or Norway? / Icebergers & Fries / OPI with a Nice Finn-ish / My Voice is a little Norse / Can’t aFjörd Not To / How Great is Your Dane? / My Dogsled is a Hybrid / Suzy Has a Swede Tooth / Do You Have this color in Stock-holm? / Thank Glogg It’s Friday! / Viking in a Vinter Vonderland / Skating on a Thin Ice-Land
the names of the new Fall collection are kicking ass! How did they come up with such creative and funny names! 12 new colors! great job! but not only the names are blowing me away it’s the colors too! the new collection varies between warm brown tones and soft red and radiant purple!
my favorite one is the Can’t aFjörd Not To – that you can see in the photo above. a bright and warm coral orange. I love it!
AVAILABLE from August 13, 2014 at MANOR, and AMAVITA.
HULA ARUBA – RADIANT ORCHID – MARGARITA MAMBO
this sounds like a good holiday! indeed, these are the new colors of STRIPLAC by Alessandro. thank you for having me check them out!
for all the people who are new to STRIPLAC here you can read more about it >>
3 amazing colors – very bright and vibrant! my most favorite is the orange one called MARGARITA MAMBO – a perfect everyday color for fingers and toes! my second favorite is the HULA ARUBA as I am lately a bit into blue nailpolishes (STRIPLAC SURFIN USA) my third favorite is the RADIANT ORCHID the color of SPRING 2014 a true must-have color!
my favorite TOM FORD products
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?
chocolate on my pillow – room service – pajama party – peek a boo, I see you – these are the new CLINIQUE “A Different Nail Enamel” limited edition only avaialble for a short time! I can not tell you which color is my favorite one because I simply love them together the best. Jessy tested them for me and she loves them too and she says they dry very quick!
a couple of days ago I told you about the Alessandro Striplac Starter Kit and that I really had a good start and that I got some more colors to try and have fun with! so, here we go!
I will start from left to right (see photo above)
#45 dark violet
a very nice and dark plum color
#87 hawaiian dreams
a light creamy pink
#27 secret red
this color comes with the starter kit, a nice red with a berry undertone
#98 cashmere touch
a very light beige perfect for a nude mood! It looks amazing with golden jewelry and tanned skin!
#81 peachy cindarella
a creamy pinkish peachy orange – with this color you are ready for spring!
#62 surfin USA
a very light greenish babyblue – perfect for summery toenails!
#76 New York grey
this is perfect for the days where you dont feel like wearing a color, its not a very dark grey so it still looks very classy.
and I already have a couple of new colors on my #wishlist 🙂 like the
#15 mandarinas manarine a rather orangy red
#84 cherry cherry lady a very nice burgundy color
#04 heavens nude a very light whitish nude color
read my previous post about alessandro striplac
which is your favorite color?
thank you LAREDOUTE for the nailpolish change at ease DESIGN SPA
I chose OPI incognito – a very dark navy color – I love it! goes really well with the outfit I was wearing that day!
mint & brown naildesign
I had so much fun with Simone from SIMONEMAKEMEBEAUTIFUL.COM at K PONY today. I m very happy with the result! We chose the THANKS A WINDMILLION and YOU DONT KNOW JACQUES nailpolishes by OPI and used brown for the tips and mintgreen for the base.
what do you think? please let me know and leave a comment below. xx
M.A.C. nail lacquers ach, soo many nice colors – I cant decide which color I like best. Which color do YOU like best?