Thank you very much to Coiffure Winter for pampering me and making my hair look nice again.
I went to her salon in order to trim my hair and color it back to my natural hair color: dark brown. Since I had several drastic color changes in the last two years, my hair ends are really dry. In order to make my hair look healthy again I wanted to try the new PCC treatment by La Biosthetique. Here is what I found out about it.
PCC what is that?
Protection Cheveux Complexe is a new dimension in hair cosmetics. A real milestone in research and development from La Biosthétique. The revolutionary active ingredient complex protects, restructures and conditions the hair both inside and outside during and after chemical treatments. The hair structure is lastingly renewed, the hair is conditioned and sealed and regains its natural beauty.
PCC claims to be the new formulation to combat hair breakage. Bleaches, colour and perms all have one thing in common; to achieve lasting results, certain structures in the hair have to be broken. Bleach decomposes the natural hair colour, whilst colour deposits new pigment and Perms change the structure and shape of the hair. The network in which keratin, the hair’s most important building block, is embedded, has often breaks in some parts which make the hair more sensitive and weaker in certain areas.
PCC’s innovative formulations were created to avoid precisely this side effect. They now make the impossible possible. A concentrated molecular protection complex fills gaps inside the hair’s network, known as sulphur bonds, during the processing time of bleach, colour and perms, and deposits new keratin into these gaps or breaks in the structure.
WITHOUT PCC (see photo, hair top)
There can be broken open sulphur bonds (oxidation damage)
Gaps in the hair structure due to reduction of the amount of keratin in the hair
Rough and damaged hair surface
WITH PCC (see photo, hair bottom)
Protection and formation of the sulphur bonds
Keratin in the hair is maintained
The surface of the hair is regenerated and protected
I tried the PCC treatment at Coiffure winter and you can see the ampule in the photo below. I love the way it looks. So precious and delicate. Depending on your hair length and dammage they can use more than one. My hair was so dry, and I really want to emphasize WAS. 🙂
Benjamin Bohm, Hair Care & Color Technician at La Biosthétique says
“La Biosthétique supports the hair’s beauty. That’s why it made total sense for us to develop a system that keeps its promises and has proven results! Just a few steps to healthier hair! Protection Cheveux Complexe is a revolution in hair care. By using highly effective ingredients it is proven to protect the hair from the consequences of chemical treatments.”
The results are proven to significantly reduce hair breakage, much stabler, more resistant hair.
Protection and renewal of the molecular hair structure from within, 20 % more softness and
healthy and naturally beautiful hair.
HOW TO USE PCC?
Protection Cheveux Complexe, PCC, is performed in three steps.
Complexe 1: Concentrate is added during the chemical treatment to restructure and protect the hair.
Complexe 2: After the chemical treatment there is a restructuring and protective conditioning application with Complexe 2 Spray + Mask Intense.
Complexe 3: Continue the protection and care at home. Regular home application of Spray and Mask Vital/ Volume after the salon treatment ensures the results of Protection Cheveux Complexe last a long time. It guarantees exquisite shine, strong elasticity and sleek body.
I can assure you, this thing really works. Oh wow, the results after one treatment are very visible and made a huge change to my very dry hair before. I will def go back and get another PCC done. For the people in Basel get in touch with Coiffure Winter. www.coiffure-winter.ch
Audemars Piguet presented a new series of moving image and photographic works by Dan Holdsworth at the Audemars Piguet booth, designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, in the Collectors Lounge at Art Basel (16 – 19 June 2016).
As already mentioned, the lounge is designed by Chilean born, New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz. The theme of the stand is based on ‘Water and Ice’. And when I asked him what was behind the idea of the design he answered:
“whats incredible, because of the snow and the ice Le Brassus for long time it has always been isolated. so for six to nearly eight months a year they were blocked out. so this notion that you are completely isolated was actually what gave them the time to develop their technology. they had nothing else to do. so this problem becomes actually something benefitial for them and for us. why not bringing back that driving force as a concept.Originally we wanted a qiant slab of ice inside this space. Audemars Piguet was interested, Art Basel was like: no way it is happening. so we started thinking how do we symbolize this idea in a more economically responsible way.”
The result of his idea is what you can see in the photos below. Sebastian created the design of the booth around the theme of ice, water and winter in the Vallée de Joux. I personally like the ice tank that you can see in the first photo the best. I can stare at it forever!
Another thing that I found out at the press conference was, that the design is inspired by one of Sebastian’s childhood memories. The memory of water dripping into a bucket and the distinct natural rhythm that this caused. Taking inspiration from the visual design codes of ice formations and the beautiful snowed winters in Le Brassus and the Vallée de Joux, the new collectors lounge features a more spacious and luminous design language that resonates with contemporary creative energy. The design reflects the clean purity of nature and the presence of time.
I really like the new Audemars Piguet booth and I could relate very much to the ideas behind the design by Sebastian Errazuriz. Above and below you can see the art deco inspired lamps that fit perfectly into the whole design of the lounge.
WHO IS SEBASTIAN ERRAZURIZ?
Artist, designer and activist Sebastian Errazuriz has received international acclaim for his original and provocative works on a variety of areas and disciplines. Tackling everything from political artworks to giant public art projects, experimental furniture to product design and women’s shoes to motorcycles, Sebastian’s work is always surprising and compelling, inviting the viewer to look again at realities that were often hidden in front of their own eyes.
in case you did not know about him you should def check his website and see his amazing design pieces. one of my favorite is the soup plate that does not need to be tilted to get the last couple of spoons of soup. another cool piece, that I like a lot, is the chop stick that has a fork on one end and can be either used as a fork or broken into chopsticks. besides these he designed really cools shoes but have a look for yourself >> http://www.meetsebastian.com
Inside the booth designed by Sebastian Errazuriz there were a very limited amount of watches in display and the beautiful art works by Dan Holdsworth. Unfortunately I did not have time to visit the gallery in ZH but I did see some of his work online and inside the collectors lounge.
ABOUT DAN HOLDSWORTH AND HIS ARTWORK
The details of a new series of photographic works by Dan Holdsworth has been premiered on the Audemars Piguet booth in the collectors lounge at Art Basel’s show in Basel. These photographic pieces explore the unique geological formations found in Audemars Piguet’s home, the Vallée de Joux in the Jura Mountains. By referencing the epic timescales by which these rock formations were formed, the works will invite the viewer to reimagine their relationship with time.
Holdsworth’s new moving image work will be accompanied by photographic pieces exploring the unique geological formations found in Audemars Piguet’s home at le Vallée de Joux. In parallel with the new works presented by Audemars Piguet in Basel, Holdsworth’s solo show, A Future Archeology, will open at SCHEUBLEIN + BAK, Zurich on 1 June, running until 2 September 2016. The exhibition will premiere new works from his Continuous Topography and Spatial Objects series, exploring the landscape of the Mont Blanc glacier using the same pioneering technologies to map out the fine detail of the region.
thank you Audemars Piguet for inviting me and organizing my interview with Sebastian Errazuriz. It was a pleasure to feature your booth on my blog. Llike every year it was a blast to be at Art Basel and get the chance to see so many nice things. thank you all! X
I have sensitive skin and in winter my rather normal skin tends to become very dry and therefore needs an extra dose of moisture. as you can read from the title I use different creams in winter than I use in summer and if I am not using a cream I am using a dry oil – like the one from LUBEX anti-age or the one from Kiehls – and if that is not the case either I am using a cream mask over night. after cleaning my face with either a cleansing oil or a cleansing balm I apply toner and then my skin is ready for the cream. try to wash your hands before scooping cream out of the container. unfortunately all the creams I use at the moment are not to squeeze and thats really a negative thing when you have sensitive skin. you want to be sure that your cream is free from bacteria or germs. but the advantage of these containers is that you can scoop every last tiny part out and can use the jars for DIY things like making your own candles or creams. the SHISEIDO cream came with a tiny spatula. I use this to apply all the creams and I wash it with very hot water after every use.
if you love almonds you are going to love this moisturising cream by KORRES, a greek brand. (product are made in Greece) 2
if your skin has lost the glow you had during summer then you are going to love the glow revival cream by SHISEIDO, a japanese brand. (but the product is made in France) 3
if your skin is very dry and needs more comfort then you are going to love this comforting cream by L’Occitane, a french brand. (product made in France)
1 eyeshadow EVERYONE’S DARLING matte 2 paint pot IMAGINARY pro longwear 3 patentpolish lip pencil IT’S REALLY ME 4 lip pencil CURRANT 5 brush 215 6 matte lipstick FASHION REVIVAL
M.A.C nificient Methats the name of the new collection. and the tag line says: celebrate your style, heart and soul. thats something I can absolutely agree to and I think all these awesome products will help to celebrate your style. my two favorite things are for the eyes, I love the IMAGINARY blue paint pot and the matte eyeshadow called EVERYONE’S DARLING. two great color for a nice fall makeUp. check your M.A.C counter and see which one is your favorite product of the new collection. sharing is caring, right? X
these are the new ASOS cropped pants and I love how one can wear them more casual or more elegant, depending on the shoes and shirt or sweater. I already blogged about them in a previous post – read more here >> I checked SALEDUCK.CH for discount and indeed found a voucher there. so I can highly recommend to check their site before ordering something online as they have lots of different companies they work with.
sneakers NIKE FREE
scarfs MADE BY ME
yay – I can finally show you yesterdays result of the photo shooting. I love the shirt and I was told that it is very comfortable to wear. so for the people who have not read my previous post – read more here >>http://www.isawsomethingnice.ch/saleduck-x-asos<< I ordered this grey flannel shirt and a pair of blue cropped pants at the ASOS onlineshop and got a discount using a SALEDUCK.ch code. this is a very simple everyday look and the shirt is perfect for this inbetween season weather. in case you re hot just roll up the sleeves, but for sure you will not use a jacket during the days.. at least not here in basel at the moment. I am sure that this was a great choice as it can be worn with almost every color. the flannel gives the grey a very nice mixed structure so that it can even be worn with different shades of grey. I could also see this shirt in a more elegant way with black pants and leather shoes. lets see if C wants to take more photos for the blog and if so I will of course share them with you. but for sure you will get to see the outfit with the blue cropped pants.
outfit shirt RIVER ISLAND
sunglasses A SHOP IN VENICE
I found some awesome pieces from the new fall/winter collection at C&A in Basel, Switzerland and some of the pieces are indeed available via the onlineshop, these are the pieces that you can see above.
I found another denim shirt with embelishment that is not in the online shop (yet) – lets see maybe I can add it to the list later. anyways, I will soon upload outfit inspirations including these new fall pieces. if the weather is decent I can shoot this weekend. stay tuned. X
finally I can show you my new coat that can be worn as a dress too, as the temperatures dropped a bit and I was feeling a lot more in the mood to shoot these photos. : ) I got this beautiful trench coat from MINT & BERRY and it is now on SALE for 55 instead of 75 CHF.
I paired the coat with some really comfy heels that I bought several years ago and have so far never let me down. for sure I will try to wear this coat as a dress in fall or winter or incase I have a nice outdoor event. NOTE the color is described as nude but in fact it is more apricot or rose. I dont mind that because I think it makes it a lot more special compared to all the other nude or beige trench coats.
coat MINT & BERRY
dress BOUTIQUE MULHOUSE
pumps BOTTEGA VENETA
flats MARCO TOZZI
here you can see me wearing the coat as a trench coat with my bright aztec print dress and flat shoes, this makes the whole outfit a lot more casual but still chic. I am ready for fall but not a rainy grey fall nooo, a rather sunny one. do you have your fall winter collection together? soon I will show you my personal fall/ winter favorites. I am waiting for the parcels to arrive… stay tuned.
a trenchcoat is a good key piece for your wardrobe. it can be worn with dresses or pants, casual or chic there are many ways to wear it. this is a perfect in between season coat, especially here in Basel, Switzerland.
coat MINT & BERRY
dress BOUTIQUE MULHOUSE
pumps BOTTEGA VENETA
flats MARCO TOZZI
limited edition almond WINTER BODY CREME by Annemarie Börlind. mmmhhhmm something nice for ones dry skin. I can totally see myself using this for my dry skin! it is a rather heavy cream but easily being absorbed by the skin so nothing to greasy 🙂 it contains lots of shea butter from Mali and for every 10th product sold they will plant a karité tree in order to sustain the production of shea butter in Mali. thats a nice way to start a new year – its very easily done – buy a product and use the code on the package enter it >> here and more info about the product >> here
have a wonderful day. x
awww.. I got these lovely cups from my grandma and I used to play with them when I was a child. drinking out of these today brings back lots of memories – only good memories. our grandma let us (my cousins and me) drink coffee (of course diluted with milk) and this made us feel like tiny grown-ups. I am so happy that we took such good care of the cups so that I can still enjoy them and embrace the flashback that comes with them.
so with christmas around the corner I am getting into a cozy mood and I decided to celebrate my tea and coffee times a bit more – et voila! I wish you all a happy monday and lets start an amazing week! xx
I love love love the new ARLESIENNE L’OCCITANE collection – it smells absolutely delicious! available online and in all the shops! I think this would be the perfect X MAS present for people that love floral scents as it is made out of three flowers: ROSE – SWEET VIOLET – SAFFRON.
thank you very much for sending these lovely two products as soon as I have finished all my other showergels I will for sure use this one – so long!
..with my new Originals Navyboot chelsea boots! It really got cold the last couple of days and I finally arranged my fall/winter wardrobe. here I am showing you my new lovely brown boots. I have announced some looks previously and this is it:
boots NAVYBOOT ORIGINALS
sunglasses RAY BAN
and also something new! Clinique Switzerland has an onlineshop! yay! I have already mentioned this in a previous post – read more here >>
I can not wait to place my first order. for sure I will buy something for the body, maybe a nice scrub or so and I will try to find a nice chubby stick blush! but I will keep you posted about my online shopping!
09 smoke and mirrors ALL ABOUT SHADOW quad
11 intense clove QUICKLINER FOR EYES INTENSE
01 very fair ALL ABOUT SHADOW primer for eyes
48 matte petal LONG LAST SOFT MATTE LIPSTICK
I really like the smoke and mirror quad palette – a perfect thing to travel with as it has soft and more bold colors in different shades of grey. another favorite of mine is the long last soft matte lipstick – the color matte petal is absolutely beautiful – I could wear this color everyday! certain things that I have to use a bit more are the all about eyes eye primer – I have used it once and I liked it but I can not really tell you if I like it better than my other primers – I need a bit more time for that and I have not used the brown quickliner for eyes intense yet but actually I never had issues with pencils.
this is what I found at the DIESEL sample SALE in Zurich last week! an amazingly cosy scarf, a very nice teddy and a shiny silver clutch!
there were so many people present and there were so many clothes, shoes, handbags and more that it was really hard to focus and make wise decisions 🙂 but nevertheless I still found these gorgeous pieces! the scarf will keep me warm during the cold winter days here in Switzerland and the clutch is a perfect keypiece to jazzup a casual outfit and make it more chic and outstanding and the teddy, aww this delicate piece will always find a way into my daily wardrobe as the first layer always matters the most! 🙂