1. SUMPTUOUS KNOCKOUT
defining lift and fan mascara
2. REVITALIZING SUPREME LIGHT
global anti-aging oil free cream
3. NIGHTWEAR PLUS
anti-oxidant night detox cream
4. NEW DIMENSION
plump + fill expert lip treatment
5. ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR MASK
concentrated recovery powerfoil mask
6. DOUBLE WEAR WATERPROOF
all day extreme wear concealer
7. MODERN MUSE EAU DE ROUGE
eau de toilette spray
these are the newest Estée Lauder products and I have not tried them all yet but some of them I did and I wanna quickly share with you what I got, tried and liked.
I loved the ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR MASK especially after my long haul flight from California to Switzerland I needed to pamper my skin and repair the dammage from the flight. I always scare myself when wearing these kind of sheet masks but in the end they are a lot easier to apply and remove than masks that have to be washed off. I am a big fan of stay on cream masks and sheet masks and will def repurchase this new night repair mask. another thing that I really like is the NEW DIMENSION plump + fill expert lip treatment that made my chapped lips smooth and hydrated again. a stick with products on both ends, one side has a filler serum to immediately define the lip contour area and the other side has a balm that delivers plumping hydration and a conditioned feeling. my all time favorite lip product is the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip balm and I would never give that up but this new product by Estée Lauder is a great addition. these are the only things that I have tried so far, give me some time and I will get back to you and share what I tried and liked. X
finally I can show you my ART BASEL outfit and the cool thing for you is that the pieces are on SALE now – yay. I found this lovely jersey dress by ARMANI JEANS and the super comfy flat shoes by MARCO TOZZI. the dress is now 90 CHF instead of 175 CHF and the shoes are 23 CHF instead of 41 CHF – thats a nice deal!
I got back from my one week vacation in sicily, castellammare del golfo to be precise, and oh boy it was super nice there. I miss the beach already… but I need to get back to work – so many nice things out there that I wanna feature on my blog. lots of ART BASEL posts will be following and soon also my SICILY GUIDE for CASTELLAMMARE DEL GOLFO – stay tuned.
for quiet some time I was looking for a white oversized sweater and finally I found one when I was strolling thru the H&M in Weil am Rhein. the cut is really oversized as I am wearing the size XS and I feel it is quiet big already. so today I wanna show you two different versions of the white shirt: a casual one – the one you can see above and below and an elegant one that will follow.
outfit top H&M
shoes TAMARIS via zalando.ch
clutch ÖGON DESIGN via labelleboutique.ch
I really had an amazing sunday today – I slept until eleven and then had a nice breakfast followed by some blog work and delicious frozen joghurt – mmmhhhmmm. then I took these photos and in the end I found time to sit at the rhein in the sun. now I wanna show you the same shirt in a more elegant way – have a look:
same shirt different style. thats done very easily with such a bling bling sequin skirt like this one. I am so glad I waited for it to be on SALE and cost half as much as it would have before. : ) and I guess that thought and the sunny weather made me dance a bit.
shoes L’AUTRE CHOSE
clutch TURKISH AIRLINES
I also found another nice piece in Weil am Rhein and I hope that I can show it to you very soon. have a lovely start into the week. X
how do you like these nice pieces? I have spend the last hour strolling thru the internet shops and looking for some must have pieces for spring summer or awesome keypieces for all year around. I think I found six amazing pieces and they can be all worn in many different ways!
#1 a long blazer – everyone should have a long blazer in black as it can be worn with a simple jeans and shirt look or it can be worn over a nice dress or for a more summery look it can be worn over shorts!
#2 a grey tank top – for me this is a serious must have or key piece as it can be dressed up and down and is great for layering looks in fall/winter.
#3 a golden bag – yes we all should feel our princess gen and I totally feel mine and I love metallic clutches and bags. and like with the blazer this bag can be worn with the most elegant dress or with a cool boyfriend jeans look.
#4 a chunky necklace – that is something we should all have one as it can be worn for everyday or for a more special outfit going to the opera or having a fancy tete a tete dinner.
#5 a lace skirt – yay, already last year they came in fashion and I absolutely love the pale rose color of that very one I have found. wear it with a tucked in blouse or with a normal t-shirt with flats or heels for day time or a party night!
#6 black sandal heels – speaking of a party night everyone should have at least one pair of black heels and most importantly they should be comfortable in order to dance all night long on them. I found these awesome sandals and I would totally wear them with jeans, shorts or a dress meaning from day time casual to a hot elegant party night.
it is that time of the year again where Basel becomes super fancy, international and glamourous it is the time to see beautiful watches and sparkling jewelry! it is BASELWORLD 2015!
I saw this girl every morning since the very start of the fair and she always holds the Louis Vuitton sign and stands in front of the fair – after the third day I said hi so in case you see this I hope you like the photo I took of you.
spring is here! so many gorgeous flowers were arranged for the BASELWORLD fair. I love these flowers that you can see in the photo below. are those peonies?
and like every year here are the ladies in black and white that provide information. I asked them whether the dresses are comfortable and they said yes – thats nice! I heard that they are very happy to not wear the hat, like they had to, in the year before. 🙂
and then I fell in love with those red shoes designed by Christian Louboutin and Swarovski. read more about the shoes here <<
and now I wanna show you some nice photos how certain brands showed their watches at the BASELWORLD fair.
I really hope you liked my BASELWORLD 2015 impressions. have a lovely day! X
something from the US – and I am talking about the new wetnwild eyeshadow palette in FLORAL VALUES! this is the perfect palette for spring and I was already playing around with it for the first time this very morning and I gotta say I am impressed by the colors – they can be applied in a more subtle way and in a very bold colorful way and I think thats something very important as not every day is the same day and ones mood is changing with the wardrobe and maybe with the weather so we want to be able to have some freedom!
I made a tiny YT video about my new palette and for the ones that have not visited my channel yet now would be a good moment!
I dunno if I should mix this palette with the new TOLEDO violetwink palette by maccosmetics. what do you think? they might go perfectly together as they both have a nice mix of rosy, pinkish lavender colors. I am so ready for spring!
here you can see the light subtle swatches and the more bold swatches and this makes the 5 eyeshadow an actual 10 eyeshadow palette!
the spring/summer collection by Parenti’s is out and there are lots of nice cashmere, silk and cashmere/cotton mix pieces with a super awesome lookbook. above you can see some lovely photos of the models wearing an elegant and comfy mix of the collection.
my favorite piece is this one:
aaww – I can totally see myself wearing this maxi dress on a windy summer evening together with my favorite sandals and a washed out jeans jacket! aaah I can not wait for the warm days to arrive! in the photo the model is also wearing the pants but for me that would be a bit too much cashmere for summer!
∆ FOR THE BASEL PEOPLE ∆
there is a showroom at St.Alban-Vorstadt 68 A
where you can have a look at the collection and order your desired color and size. you might wonder how this work? so let me explain you the business model: Sabine Parenti launches a collection twice a year: spring/summer and fall/winter. for every collection she chooses about ten different colors and all the pieces are more or less available in these colors. so for example the ribbed cashmere dress that you see in beige above can be ordered in a bright orange a dull green or many other colors.
a super basic but maybe just for swiss spring and summer is the college V neck sweater that you can see here in off-white – but I would totally wear this all year around.
so I hope I was showing you something nice and have a look at the collection here: http://www.parentis-cashmere.com there are lots of other nice pieces and different colors!
something new will be out soon by Estée Lauder – a new version of the fantastic ENVY lipstick and it is called ENVY SHINE! so let me tell you that I already like the ENVY lipsticks due to the texture, the pigmentation and the staying power – these buggers last almost a whole day! I found some interesting facts about the ENVY and ENVY SHINE lipsticks:
ENVY (available in 31 colors (26 regular colors))
medium to full coverage
6 hours staying power
creamy and smooth
scent: red currant, tangerine, orange, apple blossom
true vision TM technology
luxurious package with the CLICK!
ENVY SHINE (availabe in 10 colors)
high gloss finish
subtle to medium coverage
4 hours staying power
smooth and soft
scent: chamomile, peppermint
I am sure I will use the ENVY SHINE a lot in spring summer when I can also wear my lovely silk dresses and feel free again 🙂 until then I am more than happy with the ENVY lipstick and will try to update my collection with some new colors. there are 31 different colors available at MANOR Basel – yes, we counted it 🙂 and I am sure I will find something nice.
my two favorite ENVY lipsticks are ECCENTRIC and RED EGO
and I was super lucky to already have two ENVY SHINE lipsticks BLOSSOM BRIGHT a lovely coral pink and INNOCENT a subtle rosy beige
this could be a nice present for you or friends who love floral scents as the name implies its about cherries but not only – have a look at the different ingredients in the different notes of the fragrance.
nuances of lemon tingle together with black currant and watermelon. heart notes
easy and carefree, the cherry blossoms combined with the notes of violet and rose. base notes
the fragrance has a subtle musk wood touch.
its available at all the L’OCCITANE shops in february so it will be perfect for the people that celebrate valentines day <3
for more than 10 years I am using the DOVE original deo and the silky Body Creme. two awesome products to be used every day!
I love it when you can be sure that nor the fragrance nor the texture is going to change – just because you know that it can not get any better! in spring I really like the DOVE sunshine to tan my white legs and be prepared for summer. which is your favorite DOVE product? Is it listed among my favorites?
I am super happy with my orange white striped TOMS and C&A sweater. a very fresh and summery statement! I wear them together with white jeans or with one of my favorite BDG highwaist jeans. I might wear this on my birthday and wear loads of golden jewelry for an extra bling bling statement! hopefully the weather will be nice on friday! fingers crossed!
I also wanted to show you my new book “The Art of Perfect Hair” by Kérastase. 50 years of Kérastase – since 1964 – wow! congratulations! a very inspiring book with lots of beautiful photos and retro ads. maybe your hairsalon that carries Kérastase products will have a copy of this book – I am sure it will let time pass very fast once you start flipping thru the pages. have a look for yourself! enjoy! xx
ooh let me show you these amazing sunglasses that I have found at C&A in Basel. Each pair costs 7 CHF and thats really a bargain! they have a sticker that says UV 400 which protects your eyes also at the beach and in the mountains. they have so many different glasses and these are my very favorite! I already showed you some outfits for these glasses here:
what do I think about BB? Blemish and Balm.. well, in summer they come in handy as I am not a friend of too heavy coverage foundation. lets start from top to bottom!
#Estée Lauder BB Double Wear All-Day Glow SPF 30
#Marionnaud BB 6in1 Perfecting Care (no SPF)
#The Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream (no SPF)
#Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25
#Estee Lauder BB Clear Difference SPF 35
so which is my favorite and why?
my very favorite BB Cream is the #Estée Lauder BB Double Wear All-Day Glow SPF 30 – as it has enough coverage and SPF and it doesnt have a matte finish. Its a rather new product, so I am sure some of you have not seen or tried it yet. well, do not hesitate, give it a try!