ooh wow – thats exactly what my hair needs at the moment. I need some deep moisturizing hair treatments for my rather damaged dyed hair. there are three new oils and each of them has a very specific purpose. I started using the one for colored hair and thats also so far the only one I have tested out of the three. so lets start with the one for dyed hair.
KÉRASTASE PARIS ELIXIR ULTIME
oleo complexe the imperial
radiance beautifying oil for color-treated hair
what is inside: an exceptional combination of the oleo complexe – corn germ, camellia and argan oils – with imperial tea extract with added pracaxi oil. the results: color treated hair is left feeling beautifully nourished and protected, looking radiant and glossy with a sensual softness. how to use: apply 1 or 2 pumps on dry or wet hair as a leave-in treatment.
KÉRASTASE PARIS ELIXIR ULTIME oleo complexe intra-cylane®
volume beautifying oil mist for fine to normal hair
what is inside: an exceptional combination of corn germ, camellia and argan oils and amla extract, enriched with intra-cylane®: thickness booster. the results: hair appears volumised with enhanced body and opulent shine, feeling lightweight with sensual softness. how to use: shake, spray onto dry or wet hair as a leavi-in treatment.
KÉRASTASE PARIS ELIXIR ULTIME oleo complexe
versatile beautifying oil for all hair types
what is inside: the exceptional combination of corn germ, camellia and argan oils with the added pracaxi oil. the results: hair feels beautifully nourished with high heat protection, frizz appears controlled with visibily boosted shine. how to use: apply 1 or 2 pumps on dry or wet hair as a leave-in treatment.
so now I have shared all the information that I found and I have to say that I really like the one for color treated hair. it nourishes my dry ends and makes my hair look healthy and shiny. so this one I can def recommend. lets see what I think about the other oils, I might ask a friend to test one of them as I still have the REDKEN hair diamond oil and the perfumed oil by Kérastase from the chronologiste collection.
I am sure some of you might wonder why this post is in the lifestyle category. so let’s consider having a nice and soft skin as a lifestyle. I do and I wish you would agree. : ) body scrubs, exfoliators or peelings are basically the same, there are just different names used. try to use one where there are no plastic balls involved because it is not good for the planet and also not good for your skin.
M.ASAM has amazing body scrubs and I have tested some and I gotta to say: I found a favorite among them. my favorite one is called BROWN SUGAR. unfortunately I could not find it anymore on their online shop, but they have a very similar one that you can check here >> another one I have tried by M.ASAM is called 2015 and is a very nice slightly powdery fragranced scrub. the last one I have tried by them is called DREAM OF ROSES and I was only able to find the body cream – check here >> the cool thing about M.ASAM is that they sell scrubs and creams from the same fragrance and line. after the peeling I love using the same fragranced cream.
at M.ASAM you can customize the stick on label by adding text to the two bottom lines. also there are options to choose different background images. check the example here >> this makes it a very great CHRISTMAS present!
in the image above you can see a blue scrub (top) thats the one by CLINIQUE and I have used that one in summer a lot, it is a cool and fresh body scrub called SPARKLE SKIN BODY EXFOLIATOR this product is great for men and women as it has no fragrance. the other two are by M.ASAM. the middle one is DREAM OF ROSES and the bottom one is BROWN SUGAR. unforutnately I used up the 2015 body scrub already during summer but you can see the packaging in the photo below. for sure I will be talking about it in my next EMPTIES video on youtube.
how often and what for?
I use a body scrub every other day. in summer I like a cooling fresh one and in winter I like a nice warm scented one. in spring I use body scrubs before fake tanning but in general I think it is great to remove the old dead pieces of skin. after showering with a body scrub my skin feels amazingly soft and smooth. especially my ellbow, knees and heels like an extra scrub. body scrubs are great for men and women and I am sure that you will find something nice for you.
GLÜCKLICHE AUSZEIT (happy time out)
it promises relaxation for beautiful moments with help of red poppy and hemp
what a color – OMG – I was first worried that it s gonna stain my bath tub but nope it didnt! a great bath for relaxing, perfect before going to bed.
WALDSPAZIERGANG (forest walk)
it promises to breath deeply and recharge relaxation and this with the help of pine and fir
another one that is perfect before going to bed, it relaxed me completely and I had an amazingly deep sleep. the color of the water is a nice subtle green, and it didnt stain my bath tub, yay!
ENTSPANNUNG PUR (pure relaxation)
it promises to calm one down with help of melissa
with help of the blue water I completely shut down and almost fell asleep in the tub. so also this bugger is perfect before sleeping and also didnt stain my tub.
JUNGBRUNNEN (fountain of youth)
it promises to stimulate the senses and new drive with helo of pomegranate and amaranth oil
so far this is the only one that I would not recommend using before sleeping. its one to start the weekend, perfect for a morning bath. look at the color, it is even brighter than the first one and also didnt stain my tub.
overall I am very very pleased with the KNEIPP® Badekristalle and I will try out more of them. I am a bath tub person and I love my weekend baths. before I was using either LUSH or the DRESDNER essence, read more about them here >> and here >> I found them at MIGROS and MUELLER and they cost between 1.50 CHF and 1.70 CHF) the variety is huge, lets see what I end up next with. stay tuned. 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 >>
thank you ROBERTO CAVALLI I finally found a fragrance of yours that I really like. I dont know if that is just me but all the CAVALLI fragrances before were too sweet and fruity for me. BUT this one has the right amount of freshness that I seek in a perfume. I am not really great with describing scents so I think the best thing to do is go to the next shop like MANOR or GLOBUS and check it out for yourself. I am now enjoying the beautiful sun and I am almost feeling like I am inside the PARADISO.
yes! the time has come – I am getting ready for spring and summer! and this year I have found some nice little helpers for my skin. in summer my skin is more exposed to sunlight and I am wearing nice short dresses and I wanna be sure to have a very nice, soft and even skin without any redness, stretchmarks or dents! so therefore I am drinking a lot of tea and water to get rid off any toxines and waste! that is step one and very crucial for a healthy diet and a fit body! I am a vegetarian since I was a baby and never liked meat so I already eat a lot of veggies. lately I have tried to eat a seasonal diet and I gotta tell you that is NOT easy for a person living in switzerland and craving AVOCADOS – ORANGES and LEMONS : ) so every now and then I had to make an exception and bought some delicious avocados, lemons and oranges. I try to mix vegetables, carbs and proteins. my favorite dish is rice with beans and different vegetables – I could eat that every day! a well-balanced diet is step two to a healthy body! mmhhmm. I think it is time to show you some of my lovely dishes that I am cooking all the time. stay tuned. now back to the healthy lifestyle. drinking enough and eating a well-balanced diet are key to a nice and fit body. the industry is showing us so many different things to stay in shape and one could spend hundreds of franks on different products. and thats why I wanna show you these 3 awesome products that I have found at MIGROS!
I started using them last week: the ZOÉ slim-it! for my tighs, belly and arms and the ZOÉ push-up! for my decollete. it takes at least four to six weeks to see any results. so I will keep on applying these lovely buggers and will get back to you with my results. have a lovely tuesday and I hope it was not too bad to get back to work – well at least the sun is out. : ) I have moved my computer so I can sit in the sun – have a look at my instagram photos here >>
YAY – I got a new bodymilk and handcream by NEUTROGENA. visibly renew it is called and I love bodycream with dispensers because I feel it is a lot easier to apply. I have used the bodymilk every morning after showering instead of my DOVE body lotion for the last two weeks and I gotta say they are equally nice and I could not tell which one I like better or not. also with regard to price they are both about the same. the bodymilk and the handcram contain collagen and stimulating minerals and it is made for dry to very dry skin. check √ I have super dry skin especially in winter and even though my calendar says april second it still is very cold and windy outside. I guess I was a bit too optimistic when I have put all my winter clothes away two weeks ago 🙂 time for layering spring and summer clothes I really need some color and hopefully the sun will be out soon.
this mornig I was at the hospital because I woke up with a very swollen left eye. now several hours later I am back at home and I good good news it is nothing bad: I have an inflamed sebaceous gland and I am now using eydrops and eyecream for the next 10 days that also means no eyemakeup for the next days 🙁 and that really sucks as I got some really cool products for the blog to use and play around with.. an awesome new blue eyeliner by SISLEY and the Cinderella maccosmetics collection and and and – this has got to wait for my eye to heal <3
unfortunately I have not tried the handcream yet as I am still using my L’Occitane and I am sure that I will be using that for quiet some time in the future as I have a giant tube. so I will try to give it to one of my dear readers – so incase you read that and you are interested please leave me either a comment or leave me a message.
something new by M.ASAM! I dont know why but somehow I didnt know anything about the brand M.ASAM and was super happy to learn more about it on the beautypress event in ZH. I love body creams and scrubs and when I discovered their range of products I knew what would make me happy! they have different fragrances with matching peeling, body cream and perfume. thats exactly the way I like it too, one fragrance for all the things! I love roses and so I was overwhelmed that I got one of the the dream of roses body cream in my press bag 🙂 and I also got the 2015 a rather sweet and almondy scented body exfoliant. unfortunately I didnt have the chance to test them yet as I am using up some other products first. when I test something I really wanna use the product for a while and like this I can also see what it does to my skin over a certain amount of time.
recently I have started to make youtube videos and one of my subjects is EMPTIES – I ramble about my empty products and tell you if I had repurchased it or not. and that is another reason why I have not tested the M.ASAM products yet I wanna empty all my body creams and body scrubs first and then I’ll start to use the DREAM OF ROSES body cream and 2015 body exfoliant!
these two videos were actually the first ones I have recorded and as you can see I did everything wrong that one could do wrong. wrong camera,
wrong angle and and and.. so I tried to change that in the other videos.
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1963: Ingrid and Erich Asam established the traditional cosmetics company Asam. Since then, distinguished dermatologists, scientists and chemists have been researching new ingredients, especially those made from grapes, with the aim of using them in innovative skin care products. 1983: Germany’s first system for the production of OPC, cold-pressed grape seed oil, grape cell water and resveratrol was established by the Asam family in Landau in the state of Palatinate. The grapes are grown in the family’s own vineyards, freshly harvested each year and processed in the company’s system for making anti-aging ingredients. 2000: After ten years of in-depth research on the way in which grapes prevent skin aging, Mirjam and Marcus Asam established their own M. Asam® cosmetics range. Their first skin care range, VINO GOLD®, is based on the knowledge of the anti-aging effects of grapes. 2003: For the first time, Mirjam and Marcus Asam presented their VINO GOLD® skin care range to a wider public. Together with their sales partner – the Munich-based teleshopping channel HSE24 – they embarked on a unique road to success. 2005: Mirjam and Marcus Asam launched their M. Asam® range of skin care products in the USA for the first time. The major US teleshopping channel HSN was thrilled to find that these skin care products “Made in Germany” proved to be so popular. 2006: VINOLIFT®, another luxury skin care range, was born. By VINOLIFT® liposomes act as a transport system for effective penetration of the key ingredients into the skin. The encapsulated technology results in a delayed release of the ingredients where they are needed. 2007: AQUA INTENSE® was developed, a fragrance free moisturizing range based on the patent pending M. Asam® hyaluronic acid complex. The special Moisture Recharge Complex – consisting of high-molecular and low-molecular hyaluronic acid, liposomally encapsulated hyaluronic acid and escin – has been proven to penetrate into the skin more deeply than conventional hyaluronic acid, supplying it more intensively with moisture and counteracting the decomposition of the skin’s own supply of hyaluronic acid. M. Asam® is now represented in many other countries such as the UK, France, Turkey, Canada and Asia (Taiwan, Hong Kong). 2008: Munich – the development and research laboratory was extended. Every day, new formulations are created here, the extensive and important task of quality assurance is fulfilled and scientific proof of the effects of key ingredients is documented. Skin compatibility tests carried out by external dermatological institutes are controlled and evaluated here. 2009: Launch of the high-concentration vitamin series PURE VITAMINS, the ingredients of which are among the most researched anti-aging ingredients. The simultaneous use of the vitamins retinol (vitamin A), stabilized vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B3 and provitamin B5 follows the recommendations for dermacosmetics (“Dermacosmetics against skin aging”) published by the Dermapharmaceutical Association. 2010: The start of DORMA CELL – a high-quality skin care concept with IBR-Dormin® (obtained from dormant daffodil bulbs). This key ingredient puts cells into a resting state, thus slowing down cell division and delaying the aging process of the cells. 2011: The family-owned cosmetics production facility has been extended since M. Asam® was established. New development laboratories, production halls and a new, modern logistics center were constructed on a surface area of more than 10,000 m2 in Beilngries/Altmühltal, Bavaria. The new office complex, housing all employees in the Purchasing, Administration, Sales, Marketing and Executive Divisions, was completed in 2011. June 2011: A new M. Asam® milestone! Starting June 18th Mirjam and Marcus Asam launched the M. Asam® cosmetics brand on QVC, Germany’s leading teleshopping channel.
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!
I went shopping at LUSH and here is what I came home with! I am a HUGE lush fan and always end up buying too many nice things! the solid shampoos are such an amazing product and perfect for travelling. another huge favorite of mine are rose scented products like the awesome limited edition shower gel (I really hope they will continue this line!) and the body conditioner – together they are a dream team and a wise person once said: “NEVER CHANGE A WINNING TEAM.”
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
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!