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ooh another new fragrance found its way to my mailbox. Thank you for the PR sample. I had fun finding out more about it and wanna share all these impressions with you. enjoy!
The original – eau de parfum Bottega Veneta
Tomas Maier, creative director of Bottega Veneta, presents the newest fragrance of the house, EAU SENSUELLE, a fresh and sensual version of the signature fragrance of Bottega Veneta.
The evening sun leaves a vivid pink tone on the opened windows and causes an intimate and sensual atmosphere. A young lady, surrounded by the rosa colored light is tanning on the balcony in a leather chair. Her sun kissed skin is shimmering softly and the fresh air lets her cheeks blush. Below her there is a peach tree moving in the wind, his fruity aroma blends with the floral bouquet of jasmine and gardenia. This sensual scent mix fills the surrounding and the moment lets you forget time.
The signature Eau de Parfum was the beginning of a homage to the Bottega Veneta fashion label, which captures complete Italian moments. The distinctive leathery Chypre scent serves the legacy of the brand, which is deep in Vicenza, the region Venice in the north east of Italy. In addition to that very distinctive scent there is Tomas Maier’s vision of an elegant mansion being surrounded by sunlight and the scent of the woods and flowers.
The new fragrance EAU SENSUELLE
Five years later, the connection of art and nature with EAU SENSUELLE experience a prosecution. An advancement of the signature scent to a prominent, fruity- floral and leathery Chypre scent, which reminds of the softness and sensuality of the renowned Bottega Veneta leather goods. As a reinterpretation of the signature scent, it stands for an unexpected and soft side of feminity. A fresh peach scent as well as a luxurious suede leather accord give the intensive leathery floral Chypre scent a unique and cheerful turn.
Eau Sensuelle continues the collaboration with creative director Tomas Maier and the master perfumers Michel Almairac and Mylene Alran. The fruity floral and leathery Chypre scent opens with an elegant floral accord of gardenia and Indian jasmine mixed with soft peaches. The characteristic leather scent of the Bottega Veneta perfume is combined with vanilla and Indonesian patchouli, giving it a very distinct base.
The packaging of Eau Sensuelle mirrors the principle of the exceptional hand craft and the timeless design of Bottega Veneta. The flacon and its packaging stand for elegant aesthetics of the fashion label and remind of the characteristic hand made leather netting Intrecciato design. Instead of the known leather strap there is a discreet pink ribbed band.
following sizes are available, the prices are the recommended prices by Bottega Veneta. The release will happen in September 2016. Check your local perfume shop and see if this new fragrance could be something for you.
eau sensuelle 30 ml 98 CHF
eau sensuelle 50 ml 138 CHF
eau sensuelle 75 ml 168 CHF
body lotion 200 ml 91 CHF
photo credit: Miguel Lopez
FLEUR DE PARFUM
I got something new and here is what I found out about it. free, modern and feminin. in 2008 CHLOÉ created a unique rose, radiant and fresh with lots of grace. it was very distinctive so much that it became the olfactory signature of the CHLOÉ fashion label. this special flower is the perfect symbol for delicateness and natural elegance, which make the creations of CHLOÉ so desirable.
CHLOÉ – fleur de parfum
the rose of CHLOÉ has many facets. in the last 8 years this rose scent has always been construed and presented in new dimensions but always kept its distinct CHLOÉ touch. today there is a new varation of this iconic rose gracing the gardens of CHLOÉ: FLEUR DE PARFUM. this scent tells a completely new olfactory story and concentrates on the heart of the flower, the source of the rich and velvety fragrance. CHLOÉ fleur de parfum is pure sensuality.
CHLOÉ fleur de parfum is a generous bouquet solely made out of the delicate and precious components of the flowers, their hearts. artistically composed by the master perfumers Michel Almairac and Myène Alran to create an exclusive perfume.
the main piece-rate is coming from the heart of the rose. unexpectedly it develops a light touch that reminds of the scent of raspberries. never before has the CHLOÉ rose presented itself in such a fruity way. the heart of verbena adds a glowing fresh and green dimension and refines the luxurious heart of the rose. the heart of the cherry blossom mixes with milky almond notes. full of sweetness and lust they elegantly top off the composition.
a new hue for a perfume icon. FLEUR DE PARFUM remains true to the characteristic flacon of the CHLOÉ signature line. the tender beige and ivory scent presents itself with a touch of pink. the delicate hues that shimmer trough the glas of the flacon are typically CHLOÉ and also they picked up the handmade bow. the luxurious flacon kept its characterisitc look: the geometric form, the silver shining metal label, the rounded oval cap and the tender pleated glas represents the perfect elegance of CHLOÉ.
since fall 2015 actress and model DREE HEMINGWAY is the face for the CHLOÉ fragrances. for the new FLEUR DE PARFUM she was photographed by Inez and Vinoodh. the impressive black and white photo perfectly captures the esprit of CHLOÉ.
EAU DE PARFUM 30ml around 97 CHF
EAU DE PARFUM 50ml around 128 CHF
EAU DE PARFUM 75ml around 151 CHF
available from SEPTEMBER 2016 in all the shops that sell CHLOÉ fragrances online and in-store. I absolutely love the CHLOÉ fragrances and was super happy to receive this PR sample. it is nevertheless not a sponsored post 🙂 I am a huge fan of the original CHLOÉ eau de parfum and the new EAU DE PARFUM is great for the days when I need a bit more energy.
UV 50 MINERAL – what is that?
360 ° – protection for everyday life
yes, thats what we all need. we need to take better care of our skin. I am every year surprised to see so many of my friends with sun burnt skin. and with all the information that is out there I was hoping that everybody understood so far that the flaming ball in the sky that we call sun, can cause some serious damage, in most of the cases irreversible. UV rays and environmental pollutants cause the skin to be irritated. the skin tends to dry out, loses its luminosity and ages a lot faster.
what does the new UV 50 mineral with ection do?
against UVA / UVB radiation (without chemical filters )
100 % mineral sunscreen, based on natural micro pigments and any health risk .
against environmental pollutants (anti – pollution). the anti-pollution complex with ectoin acts against exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, ozone and free radicals .
against skin aging with help of ectoin. it increases the moisture in the skin and protects the immune system of the skin and the cells and DNA from harmful UVA rays. ectoin reduces the formation of sunburn cells and acts against wrinkles and skin aging.
ectoin acts as a natural DNA and cell protective factor against UV induced skin damage and it supports the immune system of the skin. therefore it is used as an active ingredient in skin care and sun protection. ectoin stabilizes the natural structure of biopolymers such as proteins, nucleic acids and biomembranes. and thats exactly what protects against skin damage from UVA and UVB radiation.
it acts not as a UV filter, but as a cell protection preventive against sun allergies, UV-induced skin aging and light dermatoses. It prevents damage in the epidermis and deeper layers of skin. In combination with an UV filter it has a highly effective cover and protects the skin ‘s immune system.
now we read a lot about the magic ingredient called ectoin. I am always amazed about how far skin researchers came until today. and always love to use products that are without preservatives, dyes and allergenic perfumes.
I was really happy that I got one of the new UV 50 mineral to try, so for all of you that might wonder. yes, this is a sponsored post. 🙂 for a long time I did not need any SPF 50 here in Basel due to the weirdly cold weather in June. but now its the moment to apply it every day and I am so happy that finally the sun is back and that I also have found a great product to protect my skin.
I love the fact that it does not make my face white and that it is being absorbed very fast. as I am wearing my sunscreen underneath my foundation/ tinted day cream I dont want anything greasy or white 🙂 in case you have sensitive skin then this is something for you. I love it and have used it for the last couple of sunny days. my skin has not reacted with any breakout and thats always a very good sign.
with the UV 50 mineral I got 5 bands for a smart way to enjoy the sun. smart sun wristbands measure the amount of sun you are being exposed to during one day. it changes color to let you know when to apply more sunscreen or when to stay out of the sun.
works everywhere. changes color faster in strong sunlight. measures the total amount of sun during an entire day. measures both UVA and UVB radiation. can be used in water, even in saltwater and chlorinated water. should be used from sunup to sundown, both indoors and outdoors. when the wristband turns pink, the risk of burning is high and then avoid the sun completely. one wristband is one-day use only.
yellow = original color (unused)
red = apply more sunscreen
pink = avoid the sun
wow, thats a really smart invention and I can not wait to try these bands in Barcelona. my suitcase is almost packed and like every time it was a challenge to find the right things. stay tuned via my social media channels, there I will keep you up to date during my vacation.
have a lovely summer and dont forget to apply sunscreen, regularly! X
COS spring dresses
these are my lovely new COS spring dresses and they are perfect for the current weather situation in Basel, Switzerland. I got a navy one with a small collar and a beige one with V neck and they can be worn with skinny jeans or bare legs, with heels or sandals.
watch EMPORIO ARMANI
sunglasses RAY BAN
are you all ready for summer? I am so ready and at the moment making plans for our summer vacation somewhere in the south. I miss the beach and I know that after a week of beach and fun I can go back to work a lot more relaxed. I am def a beach person and I love swimming in the sea/ocean. if I had more time I would fancy I trip to California but for a week and a half thats just way too short for such a far trip. where do you go for your summer vacation? please let me know in the comments below – curious to see where you are all going.
as you can see in the photo above the dress is made out of two materials: silk and a very light kind of merino wool. I had so much fun wearing this beige dress on our short weekend trip to beautiful Cassis where C took all of these lovely photos.
beige and navy are two very elegant colors, especially in these two materials: silk and wool. when I spotted them inside COS Strasbourg I was so excited and knew that I am going to wear them a lot. the thing with beige dresses is that you need well fitted nude underwear and for my taste I always love to add a bit of color to the outfit, like my green vintage FENDI bag.
KERASILK COLOR – REPOWER
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.
now lets see what other new products came out:
KERASILK reconstruct SPLIT ENDS RECOVERY CONCENTRATE
KERASILK reconstruct RESTORATIVE BALM
KERASILK color GENTLE DRY SHAMPOO
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.
NEW BEAUTY UPDATE
so these new buggers have all found their way to my mail box and are ready to be shared with all of you. some of the pieces I have already tried and some not. so lets start with the update:
M.A.C / brooke candy nailpolish / BLACK STALION
I have not had the time to use this nail polish yet but I absolutely love the color!
LE PETIT MARSEILLAIS / hypoallergenique shower cream / aloe vera / almond butter
since I am using soap bars in the shower I have not bought any bottled shower gels and thats why I have not tried it yet. as soon as I am out of all the soap bars that I have bought in Cassis, France, I will give this shower cream a try.
M.A.C / veluxe brow liner / dark brunette
a super awesome brow pencil. I was already a big fan of the M.A.C brow pencils before and can really see an improvment in that one. I either use it alone or with my benefit brow kit.
MUGLER / angel muse edT
thank you very much for sending me this new MUGLER fragrance. unfortunately this is not my cup of tea and I will find someone that I can give this to. are you interested? if so, please leave a comment below.
URIAGE / moisturizing lipstick
for all the people with chaped lips, this is another great product to use on a daily base. I am a huge fan of the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour stick and the Clarins oil balms and with this moisturizing stick by URIAGE I have found another favorite.
URIAGE / gentle cleansing syndet
I did not have the time to try this gentle cleansing lotion yet. it says that it can be used for face and body and therefore in the future it will be in my shower. at the moment I am cleansing my face with either the LUBEX anti-age cleansing milk or with cleansing oils by either CLINIQUE or L’Occitane. as soon as I am out of these buggers I will give it a try. or in case that I am only using it for the body I will start using it after the LE PETIT MARSEILLAIS shower cream.
AESOP / herbal deodorant
I did not try this new aluminum free deodorant yet. so I can not really say much about it other than telling you about its ingredients: sage leaf, zinc, ricinoleate and which hazel.
M.A.C / pro longwear waterproof colour stick / madly sunny
I have not had the time to play with this bright eye color stick. absolutely love the color and will for sure have lots of fun with this at the beach as it is waterproof.
L’OCCITANE / sublime repairing oil
I have not tried this repairing hair oil yet but I can not wait to. the thing is that eventhough I am using hair oils after every hair wash (about two times a week) they still last quiet a while. at the moment I have the following oils in my bathroom: REDKEN diamond blow dry oil, KERASTASE chronologiste and the KERASTASE elixir ultime. as soon as I am done with all of these oils I will give this sublime oil a try.
that was it from my beauty update. I wish you all a lovely day and hope to soon see you again on my blog. X
Tame Frizz by KMS California
KMS California came out with something new and it took me quiet a while to finally write about it, so for me they are new but actually they are already out for a while. frizzy hair? I guess a lot of ladies can answer this with a simple YES. so I am sure that you will be happy to hear more about these new buggers:
TAME FRIZZ and HAIR STAY
thats the name of the line and I got to try the de frizz oil, the shampoo and the HAIR STAY maximum hold spray. my hair can be frizzy, especially when it rains a lot and the air is humid. also when I leave my hair air dry my roots can get really frizzy, so when I got the parcel I was very excited and had high expectations. now lets see what they say they do:
de-frizz oil / 100ml
it claims to control frizz and humidity for up to 3 days.
its a lightweight feel, non-greasy oil that instantly is being absorbed instantly. it is humidity resistance and provides heat protection. it is very easy to use, just work through towel-dried hair and style as usual. you can also use it on dry hair to further reduce frizz. this is another great hair oil. as you may know I have already tried lots of different oils (KERASTASE, REDKEN, THE BODY SHOP etc..) and it has become a regimen for me to always apply some drops of oil to my damp hair before blow drying it.
tame frizz shampoo / 300ml
it claims to prepare for frizz reduction and smoothes the hair surface. lather,
rinse. repeat if necessary. mmhhmm, it smells devine. so far I really see a difference when washing my hair with this shampoo. my hair roots are not frizzy and I dont have to add a ton of cream or oil to control the frizz. thumbs up for this bugger!
maximum hold spray / 245 g
it claims to give a firm hold and to be humidity resistant. it has an instant ultra-firm finishing and shine effect up to 24-hour. how to use, like every other hair spray, keep a distance of 25-30 cm from dry hair.
KMS CALIFORNIA SWITZERLAND
thank you for sending me these buggers, I had fun trying them out and I am in love with the golden hair bands. X
THE NEW MODERN MUSE
there is a new MODERN MUSE fragrance by ESTÉE LAUDER called EAU DE ROUGE. I was very surprised to see that there is a new one out. I am a big fan of the different MODERN MUSE fragrances and so far I loved them all including the new EAU DE ROUGE! Continue reading THE NEW MODERN MUSE
LA PRAIRIE AT GLOBUS BASEL
for all the readers that live in BASEL, there is a LA PRAIRIE booth inside GLOBUS. I was invited to check it out. LA PRAIRIE is a swiss company known for their prestigious ingredients like caviar or crystals. read more here >>
after a very nice welcome I was served a cold glass of water and was ready for the presentation. we quickly talked about the different lines and their benefits and then she started to ask me questions about my skin and recommended some products:
ANTI-AGING STRESS CREAM
CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL DRY OIL
CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL CREAM
CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL EYE CREAM
EXTRAIT OF SKIN CAVIAR FIRMING COMPLEX
so let me tell you that I am not a big fan of their crazy high prices and that I am not willing to pay so much money for daily skincare. I got samples and I started using them for some days and had terrible breakouts, for my sensitive skin LA PRAIRIE is way too active.
first I was not sure if I should mention LA PRAIRIE at all as my skin did not like the recommended products but nevertheless I was invited to see the new booth inside GLOBUS, had a lovely time there and therefore I wanted to share these news with you.
photos from my visit at GLOBUS BASEL
PER-SUEDE and her friends
these are my new SALLY HANSEN nail polish friends called: (from left to right)
120 BARE DARE
610 CREAM OF THE CROP
640 TOTEM – LY YOURS
650 PER – SUEDE
660 TERRA – COPPA
Continue reading PER-SUEDE and her friends
READY FOR SOMETHING NICE AND NEW?
LUBEX anti-age intelligence refining serum is the name of the newest product by LUBEX anti-age. I got it in the mail last friday and that was such a nice surprise! the packaging is totally my thing, I love the holographic rainbow packaging. and now I wanna tell you what this new bugger is good for.
Continue reading READY FOR SOMETHING NICE AND NEW?
MEN BEAUTY NEWS
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 >>
SENSAI SILKY DESIGN ROUGE
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