I live in Basel and therefore I am a local who can give you lots of tips about Basel. especially during the Art Basel week we tend to have long days and long nights and then its very nice to treat oneself with something nice. so, when I have a rough day or my feet hurt from being on them all day long I like to get myself a footmassage or a pedicure, depending on my time schedule. I can absolutely recommend Ramona Gysi and her salon RG Cosmetic & Massage.
I had the pleasure to get a foot reflexzone massage the other day and it was such a relaxing experience. by massaging the feet the whole body is affected and therefor it feels like a full body massage.
in case you need a hair cut I can also recommend a very nice salon called WINTER COIFFURE its located behind AESCHENPLATZ at Lange Gasse 28. Stefanie Winter is cutting my hair for a very long time and I blogged about my experiences several times before.
Stefanie Winter has worked in the coiffure industry for years and stands for styling expertise at the highest level. she opened her first salon in Basel at Lange Gasse 28 in Basel. the approximately 80 square-foot facility is located directly behind Aeschenplatz. Stefanie Winter is coiffeuse out of passion and her success is based on the unique feeling for people and style.
GOLDWELL – KERASILK came out with some new products and two of them were sent to my house and now I wanna tell you a bit about them. I have already used the KERASILK control line and was very happy with the result, no frizzy hair! read more here >>
a cleansing conditioner for brilliant color protection
volume dry shampoo with brilliant color protection.
so far I have only tried the dry shampoo once and I indeed liked it. I can compare it to BATISTE and REDKEN dry shampoos that I have tried before. read more here >> I am still a huge fan of dry shampoos as they help me to not wash my hair too often. the great thing about this dry shampoo is that it does not turn white, which is awesome if you have dark hair like me. I am very curious to test the cleansing conditioner because I have never ever heard anything like that before. now lets see what they say it does:
it claims to clean and moisturize in one step
it protects the color and hair whilst cleaning
it contain lots of keratin, silk and tamanu oils
so as I understand this is a new version of a 2in1 shampoo and conditioner product that has been reduced to the conditoner. I like this way of thinking, first of all I have more space in the shower, second of all that means less trash and last but not least I save time.
as you can see, there are some new treatment products.the first two products can be applied to the ends of washed hair. and then there is also a dry shampoo from the color collection that prevents your hair color from fading. I am very excited to try the cleansing conditioner and am looking forward to using the dry shampoo tomorrow morning.
I went back to brown and had quiet some hair chopped off by COIFFURE WINTER in Basel. for all of you that have not watched my youtube video that I made right after I had my hair colored and cut watch it here >>
1. DAVIDOFF HORIZON
fragrance homme / eau de toilette
2. KÉRASTASE DENSIFIQUE (shampoo)
bain densité homme
3. KÉRASTASE DENSIFIQUE (balm)
baume densité homme
these are some of the new beauty products for men and I am very happy with the new DAVIDOFF fragrance, a spicy herbal fresh scent, nothing like Coolwater a lot more sophisticated I find. but as you may already know I find it very hard to describe scents for others and think its always best to see for oneself. I would give this one a try! available March, 1, 2016
the men beauty market is booming and almost every brand has now a line for men too. thats also the case with Kérastase, after the Force Capital collection they came out with the new Densifique line for men fighting hair loss. thats a big market as lots of men are loosing their hair the older they get. the new Densifique Densité Homme collection consists of 3 products: a shampoo, a hair balm and a serum. in case you want to read more about it click here >>
tataaa, this awesome SEBASTIAN VOLUPT SET can be yours! I am saying THANK YOU to all of you for being here and reading my blog. so today I give away a SEBASTIAN VOLUPT shampoo and conditioner and a SEBASTION VOLUPT spray. as with the WELLA products from thursday I have not tried these products yet. I am curious to know whether you like it so in case you are the lucky winner please let us all know by commenting below. in order to join the give away please follow the instructions below. GOOD LUCK! X Rafflecopter giveaway
thats what I had in mind when I visited COIFFURE WINTER to change my hair color. and since my hair looked rather dark compared to the desired light grey we had a lot of work ahead.
before so as you can see the ends of my hair are a lot lighter than my natural dark colored roots. and somehow I wanna keep the roots dark and lighten up the ends in order to get this nice silver grey look.
lets start the process
in order to cover my natural grey hair we also had to dye my roots. so we had dark brown on my roots and tone lotion to lighten up my hair on my ends.
after new color
so this is the final result and it really makes a big difference in what kind of light you are as the light in the salon and the light at home are very different and so are the shades of grey on my hair. I love the grey but I have to say it is something that does not last too long in my hair. I use special silver shampoo and I also use a cream dye to keep the silver and try to only wash my hair twice a week and then only with rather cold or luke warm water.
how to treat your colored hair?
here are some of the products that I have used for my new colored hair:
KERASTASE chronologiste collection
KERASTASE elixir ultime
KMS claifornia COLOR VITALITY shampoo
REDKEN blonde idol collection
RAUSCH silver shampoo (could not find a photo to show you)
have you ever heard of SUGARING? it is an easy way to remove hairs. at COIFFURE WINTER you can have any kind of facial hair removed with sugaring. ask about it when you visit next. here are the prices:
dry shampoo had a real revival during the last couple of years, I remember when I was a teenager I only saw my grandma using these kind of products. but now the market is flooded with dry shampoos – for different hair colors and with different scents.
lets start with the BATISTE brand – they are very well known for their dry shampoos because thats what they do. I am super happy that one can now buy them in switzerland too. before I had to buy them in france. there are different scents, like TROPICAL or BLUSH but my true favorite is the one for dark hair. eventhough I have colored my hair lighter at the ends my roots are still dark and therefore I love using a dry shampoo that matches my hair color.
another nice dry shampoo is by REDKEN and it is called PILLOW PROOF. what a funny name. also this bugger works for me and I really like the scent of it. unfortunately the powder is light, so it takes me some time to blend it in. but after a couple of strokes with my brush it looks neat and fresh.
do you wonder how dry shampoos work and why I use them?
back in the days I was washing my hair almost every or every second day. about two or three years ago I started washing my hair only twice a week and I saw a huge difference in my hair. washing your hair too often is not good for your hair and if you have colored hair it will fade a lot faster. so of course you can not just switch from washing your hair every day to washing it only once or twice a week. these things take some time. your scalp needs time to adapt. during that process dry shampoo comes in handy as you can spray it to your roots when you would have actually needed to wash your hair. in my case my scalp started looking less greasy and now my hair is absolutely used to only being washed twice a week. the dry shampoo absorbs the grease from your scalp, mmhhm sounds lovely, but its effective and easy to do. spray it to your roots and use a brush to blend in the powder. its super easy, you will see.
if you have a stressful day and need something to cheer you up I have exactly the right thing for you. treat yourself and experience a scalp massage. I did that a couple of weeks ago at COIFFURE WINTER in Basel and it was awesome. they offer an ayurvedic scalp massage and they have different oils and waters depending on your hair and scalp type.
awww how can I describe it, it is just wonderful! they have great skills and know exactly how to relax their clients. I was asked if I wanted my feet/legs up and if I wanted the chair to massage my back during the ayurvedic scalp massage. and I think thats all I can say, it was awesome and I can only recommend to check it out.
a couple of months ago I changed my hair color and got this really cool bronde/ombre look but after a week of vacation in sicily at the beach my blonde ends were almost breaking off, thats why I had to say goodbye and cut the blonde parts off. now it loks really cool too as it is more of an ombre look now with a much more natural looking gradient. sorry for the washed out photos I took them with the SAMSUNG galaxy alpha phone soon my phone history will be online and there you can read all the pros and cons of the last 3 phones I was using. this photo below shows me right after the massage and as you can see I am very happy and relaxed. : )
last week I was in Zuerich for the MIGROS I am PROFESSIONAL blogger event and I had a great time. Now I can show you some *photos of the event and wanna share some thoughts about the I am PROFESSIONAL blogger event and my favorite product with you.
BLOGGER EVENTS – some tips from my side!
In general I wanna say something, thank you very much for inviting me to all these awesome events BUT not all swiss bloggers are living in ZUERICH, where almost all of the events are taking place. so in case you invite a blogger to your event, make sure that you cover their train tickets. why should a blogger attend your event paying for it by himself and then in the end write about the event and product for a goodie bag or for the products itself? for a person without 1/2 tax a train ride from BS to ZH including the local tram tickets is around 80 CHF.
A HUGE NOOOOOOOO !!
these expenses should be calculated in the budget and it should be normal for the PR companies to inform the bloggers about that. since one year I am only attending events in ZH when the organizer covers my travel expenses. If not I am not coming to ZH as simple as that.
again I am very grateful and happy to be invited so don’t get me wrong. its just after a year of attending events in ZH for my blog I ended up spending 1500 CHF only on tickets and that was a year when I was not attending so many events, I think there were about 18 events or so. but still I ended up paying for my blogposts – do you know what I mean?
another thing that I have noticed at the last couple of events. bloggers dont want the food that you would serve at a farmers union, so please check if there are enough vegetarian or even vegan alternatives. the biggest NOOOOOOO of the I am PROFESSIONAL event was the food. IT WAS REALLY REALLY BAD, as the first 4 rounds of food where chicken, ham, cheese, and meatballs. SERIOUSLY ??? ever heard of vegetarian or vegan lifestyle? I could go bananas on this topic as I feel like a lot of people that organize those events have no idea for whom they are preparing the event. so PLEASE make sure to have meals without cheese and without meat. the sad thing about the I am PROFESSIONAL event was that there was sooo much meat left that nobody wanted, a real pitty if you think that animals had to die for that.. so in that case less is really more : )
I will start to write a blogger manual as I have so many things to complain about. something very uncommon here on isawsomethingnice where I try to only focus on positive things. but I am sure there are many bloggers out there that share the same thoughts.
alright, enough said about the food and ticket situation. now lets move on the the styling part that was really cool. I happened to have a very nice stylist and she created some natural looking curls and braided the front to the back. thank you very much, it was really nice to be pampered.
and here finally some vegetarian food arrived, delicious falafel balls but unfortunately they only made like a handful of them and sadly they were gone within seconds. the other alternative they pulled out was a vegetarian quiche, mmhhmm it was delightful but again same issue here, the amount of vegetarian food was just not enough!!
and here you can see the final result of my hair styling by I am PROFESSIONAL. my favorite product is the SMOOTH AND GLOSSY hairspray that really helped to hold my curls. unfortunately there was a massive pour down on the way to the train station and I lost half of the volume of my curls but still it looked nice. check the photos on twitter to see more >>
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!
VERVEINE AGRUMES by L’OCCITANE is really worth a try – something new fresh and nice for spring summer. there are many different products and I got to try the shampoo and the body milk but have not opened them yet. too many other things to try first 🙂 hahahaha, thats the life of a blogger – no I am just kidding, certain things need time to really test and I only want to write about things in detail when I have tested them. so this blogpost is more an announcement.
finally the sun is back in town and this makes everything a lot easier. at the moment I am planning some outfit posts and am so excited to travel to KARLSRUHE
this friday – soon more via my SOCIAL MEDIA channels. X
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
I have two really nice things to show you and I am proud of MIGROS to have been nominated for the annabelle prix de beauté 2015 with the ZOÉ creme de jour raffermissante and the I AM 10in1 beauty balm – congratulations!
I AM professional
10in1 miracle beauty balm BB
I have used the I AM 10in1 miracle beauty balm and I can totally say that this product is made for a practical and busy woman with little space in their bathroom. I mean ten products in one – c’mon thats amazing, right? so let me tell you the ten thing this little bugger is good for:
I have checked √ all the points that I can either immediately see or things that I discovered after using it for a while. to really see whether it prevents split ends and is against capillary fracture is something that can only be said after using it for a while and be able to compare it to something similar thats why I kept those points unchecked. unfortunately I have not tried the ZOÉ REVITAL crème de jour SPF 15 raffermissante and I am planning to give it to one of you – so you get to try it and see if you like it – I will announce the give away via facebook – stay tuned. X