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.
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
KURE BAZAAR came out with some really nice colors two of them are called SAFRON and LIPSTICK. a warm yellow and a bright fresh red. I have already been using their nailpolishes and in case you dont know the brand you should quickly read this blogpost here >>
unfortunately I can not link to the colors in their onlineshop so thats why you will end up seeing all their colors by clicking on the two colors below.
I love the two colors and they even work great together. I somehow thought I had a photo of my nails because I was wearing these colors for the HUGO BOSS BAUHAUS event in Basel but I can not find the photo.. so I will get back to you and show you the colors via my social media accounts. stay tuned. X
yay, I got a new lovely mouse via Logitech. thanks so much!
the fox is called FRANCESCA and is part of the new playcollectionlogitechM238 and I was thinking of calling her ERICA. somehow I think this name suits the fox better 🙂 anyway, I have been working with this sweet bugger for the last couple of weeks and I really like it! another nice thing is the price: 29.90 CHF which really is a bargain plus it makes me happy to see a little fox instead of my grey mac mouse. now what else is on my desk besides the iMac and the mouse?
< ACCEPT what is, let go of what was and have FAITH in what will be >
thats what it says on my rituals candle and I absolutely love the message. it is so true but not always easy to accept what is. I struggle with that but I have to say that I feel a lot better since 2013 and that almost every day that has passed since then was a good day! when I work at my desk for my blog from at home I want to feel good and thats when the flowers come in. I love flowers and I try to spoil myself every week with new ones. this week I chose pink roses and put them in the old vase I have found at the fleamarket. another important thing on my desk is my agenda, I am still oldschool when it comes to scheduling my time : ) the cutest thing next to the little fox is the white clock that I also found at the fleamarket it is a mechanical one with no batteries and makes quiet some noise but like with almost everything one gets used to it after a while..
wow – look at these goodies by LA ROCHE POSAY. I am a huge red lover and was nicely surprised to see their new products. are you familiar with the brand LA ROCHE POSAY? the brand started in the same named french region and is now part of the huge L’Oréal. here you can see another overview picture with all the new things.
new lipsticks, yay! NOVALIP DUO
in 185 ORANGE LASER and 191 PUR ROUGE
a moisturizing lipstick with intense pigmentation, it goes on really smoothly and
kept my lips moisturized. I love both of the colors, one red is a bit more orange and the other one is a darker red. great everyday lipsticks!
more red things, here I wanna show you the two new nail polishes SILICIUM
in 22 ROUGE COQUELICOT and 24 ROUGE PARFAIT. matching the lipsticks there is also a more orange red and a darker red. I have not tried them yet, and I am very much looking forward to doing so. I will keep you up to date via social media. stay tuned.
RESPECTISSIME INTENSE LINER is the newest eyeliner by LA ROCHE POSAY and it indeed is black that stays black after applying. I love a simple black eyeliner look and it works great with the red lipsticks. let me see whether I can find some time to take some photos of me wearing these gorgeous new pieces.
RESPECTISSIME OMBRE DOUCE in 01 SMOKY GRIS is a lovely palette with 3 colors. there is a nice nude concealing base color and two different shades of grey. all these eye products are greatfor sensitive skin and eyes and are also recommended while wearing contact lenses.
that was it, I am thru almost all the new products, I left out the mascara because I have not checked it out yet and I am not wearing mascara on a daily base. lets see I might get back about it on social media. we will see. in case you wanna know more about the new pieces have a look at the LA ROCHE POSAY WEBSITE.
today I wanna introduce my new backpack / bag. jup you heard right, its a 2 in 1. I am talking about VICTORIA HARMONY from the new fall collection by VICTORINOX.
2 in 1 HARMONY
15.6” / 40cm (laptop)
pocket for tablet/ eReader
backpack and shoulderbag
meets most U.S. and International carry-on regulations
189 CHF / limited colors: BLACK CHERRY / MOCHA BROWN
organizational panel with smartphone pocket, two pen loops large enough to hold writing utensils or a lipstick and a micro-suede zippered valuables pocket great for jewelry, but also perfectly sized for a pair of sunglasses.
padded, adjustable backpack straps hide behind rear pocket when carrying as a shoulder bag.
rear pocket converts to a sleeve to conveniently slide over the handle system of wheeled luggage.
adjustable leather straps allow bag to be carried over the shoulder.
I absolutely love my new companion and I finally know how it feels to carry all the wight on the back and have free hands, thats awesome. the black cherry color goes well with my wardrobe and what I also like is the very small logo. I dont like it when bags or accessories have huge logos. so this 2in1 is more than just a backpack and a bag its also an everyday bag or backpack.
about LIZ JAFF
Liz Jaff is a native of New York City and received her BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including The Art Complex Center of Tokyo, Japan and Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY. She maintains her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
about her WORK “Paper’s versatility is what attracted me to it as my primary medium. Its structural and aesthetic possibilities reveal themselves through my continuous experimentation. I am in love with paper. I have been folding paper for 15 years. I like repetition and rhythm. My first paper piece was conceived during a stay in Las Vegas and made with hotel stationary: The project folded up and stowed away in the bottom of my suitcase. At that time I began working more abstractly as a way of representing my impressions of places and recollections. Paper became the perfect material to convey ephemeral experience and the ultimate intangibility of memory.
Transforming a two-dimensional surface into a three dimensional shape offers a variety of arrangements for the play of light and shadow on different flat planes.
I use folding to investigate these opportunities, and the circle acts as a character to reveal and conceal form. When repeated, these forms are my substitute for the geometric grid, my response to the squares of Sol Lewitt and Carl Andre and homage to Agnes Martin’s rectangles.”
Tangier 1943 the international zone, the french capitulation in world war II, the moroccan communist party, the istiqlal party and the call for independence of morocco in 1944.
Tiffany Chung is one of Vietnam’s most prominent and internationally active contemporary artists. Based in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), she is noted for her cartographic drawings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and theater performances that explore spatial and sociopolitical transformations interwoven with the lingering resonances of historical trauma.
Gülten was one of the brave people that were up for a BIG CHANGE that was requested by Coiffure Winter. like this we want to show you the diversity of Stefanie Winter’s coiffure salon. there are so many ways to achieve a great change and we found three looks for three ladies. Coiffure Winter was responsible for the hair and makeUp / Claudia Link she took the final THE BIG CHANGE photos (click here to see all of them) and I was responsible for the styling and the documentation of the project. lets have a look at GÜLTEN’s change:
before THE CHANGE
the CHANGE has started.. there is no way back : )
we indeed had to cut some hair for the change but it will be absolutely worth it –
you will see. the CHANGE – the hair was cut and blow dried in order to make tiny corrections. and then she will be ready for the color transformation.
watching other people change is something really nice, especially when you like to document things. hands down, I already have my favorite but I wanna show you some photos of the other two ladies before I reveal my favorite.
from blonde to purple and soon to be washed out purple look – what a change!
and now I wanna show you some steps of THE CHANGE from blonde to red with fringe:
look at her awesome long hair – no we didnt want to cut it but we wanted to
completely change her look by cutting fringe and dying her hair red. we had to cut some of her hair for the fringe – say good bye Elvi : )
are you ready to see the final THE CHANGE photos by Claudia Link?
and at this very moment I wanna say thank you to all of you! X
aaww the sun is out and one can start wearing midi skirts without tights and socks – yay! I was waiting for this the last 6 months! I love to mix different clothes that I have been wearing during winter and make a more spring-ish outfit out of it. this neoprene skirt is from the H&M winter collection and it has a perfect length for todays weather! my newest bargain are these lovely heart ballerinas that I have showed you before in my zalando shopping haul – unfortunately I can not link you to the shoes as they are currently sold out!
top and skirt H&M
bag VINTAGE (fleamarket)
I will share all the photos of that look via my facebook page. stay tuned. X
something new by maccosmetics the gorgeous ULTIMATE collection with the lipsticks in their chunky packaging – so in love with the colors I got! and a sheer mystery powder in four different shades – the other new launched collection is called RED RED RED and it puts together the most awesome shades of red – not only for the lips but also for cheeks and nails.
I am so in love with the mac lipsticks and my favorite lipstick color is red – I could not be more happy about the two new collections. the ULTIMATE lipsticks are very creamy and the pigmentation is just beyond! I would wear marque on a day to day base and the scene for an elegant night out – so that is another thing that I love about the collection. it offers a wide range of colors – something for all of us. the RED RED RED collection holds some products that I have already extremely loved before – these are the two lipsticks LADYBUG and SEE SHEER. a little side note – I was a huge fan of the Cindy lauper Viva Glam lipstick unfortunately that was a limited edition and I couldnt find that very lipstick anywhere.. so I think the see sheer is a nice dupe for that maybe not exactly a dupe but for me it is close enough.
ULTIMATE lipsticks 36 CHF
soft pout marque a soft light neutral pink
femme de luxe
vogue en violet the scene a deep berry
RED RED RED lipsticks 28 CHF
see sheer (already one of my favorite lipsticks!)
lady bug (already one of my favorite lipsticks!)
cremesheen glass 32 CHF nectarsweet a soft pink-peach
night is young
dazzleglass 32 CHF
casual color 33 CHF for lips and cheeks
secret admirer out for fun a cool coral
eye shadows 26 CHF
give me fire
strike while haute
beauty powder 38 CHF
nail lacquer 18 CHF
red red red
big chunky boots – I love it and I am totally aware that this is not everyones cup of tea. I found these on SALE last year and I can not remember where I have found them and there is no label in or outside the shoes. a combination that always works for me is black and red – they go very nicely together and complement eachother.
another thing is wearing too many accessories and this is actually hardly ever gonna happen to me as I barely wear too much jewelry or any jewelry at all. so in fact this is something to work on – wearing a bit more accessories 🙂 but when I am wearing such chunky red boots I feel that it would be too much for an every day outfit.
turtle neck PKZ
boots SALE from dunno where 🙂
thank you all for being here! I hope you can spend a nice holiday and enjoy the last days of this year. I started an amazing christmas eve day in lucerne and had a nice quiet dinner at home with friends. today it’s all about chilling – that’s why I am also showing you this comfy wool look!
scarf DIY (I knitted this for C)
I was so inspired by this lovely photo via tumblr that I had to wear something similar. of course I did not want to copy the complete outfit but pick up some pieces like the pants and the coat – colorwise I think I could have done a bit more but hey – these are the clothes I have and I need to work with them. the funny thing about those super old H&M pants is that many times they were on the way out and were very close to being sold at the fleamarket but somehow they have always found back the way to my closet and today I am very happy that they did.
heels BOTTEGA VENETA
bag JIL SANDER
blouse VINTAGE (grandma)
so many things to take care of. it is the busiest time of the year and lots of stress is involved. inviting your friends and family, organizing presents, cleaning the house, booking flights or what ever else we have to do before christmas and new years eve. this year I am quiet organized and I already have almost all the presents – have you seen my wishlist yet?
today I wanna share an italian tradition with you which involves red lingerie! I have found this lovely bra and panty at MANOR in basel (bra 39.90 CHF / panty 19.90 CHF) and I can not wait to wear it for new years eve! the bra is really nicely cut with a slight pushup effect – perfect for a sexy cleavage. there is also a slip and tanga but I am a panty lover and I liked the design of the panty best.
so what do the italians do on december 31? they make sure to wear red lingerie. red is the color of good luck and fortune. by wearing red lingerie they make sure the luck is on their side and to get rid of negative energy. it is also very common to give red lingerie as a present and this will bring lots of good luck to the reciver and will protect him from evil in the year ahead. I think this tradition is really sweet and I also read about other funny traditions like throwing your kitchen ware out of the window 🙂 read more here <<
so I already got my red lingerie. what about you? what is your special tradition for the holidays?