Monday, 15 January 2018
I am always excited when I get the chance to try out new beauty products and I certainly was very excited when I received some Pixi Beauty products in my mailbox.
Petra Strand makeup artist and product developer created Pixi over 10 years ago and now has a worldwide following who love their skin-loving products.
The products promise to give you radiant skin, all with innovative formulations infused with botanicals and beneficial ingredients.
I have tried some of their products and I surely was positively impressed. Let's start by the skincare products and more precisely with the Double Cleanse, Glow Tonic and Glow Mist.
As soon as I got the products the Double Cleanse was the one I was more curious to try out. It is basically a 2-in-1 cleanser with one side cointaining a solid cleansing oil and the other a cleansing cream. You start by applying the solid cleansing oil to dry skin and massage it. You then remove it with water or a wet facecloth. Then as your second step to double cleanse you apply the cleansing cream to wet skin also massaging it and then remove it with a wet facecloth. I really think the double cleansing is working wonder to my skin as it has done so much for my skin. The solid cleansing oil thanks to Vitamin E protects and conditions skin while Camelia Oil rich in Omega 3 nourishes. The Cleansing cream thanks to Vitamin C promotes collagen and protects skin while the Peptide complex relaxes lines and plumps. It is a perfect all-in-one products, as it removes all your makeup effectively while deep cleansing skin, leaving skin clean soft and supple.
I then follow the cleansing routine with the Glow Tonic. Formulated with 5% Glycolic Acid it exfoliates, smoothes and brightens skin. It is alcohol free and thanks to the aloe vera, ginseng and botanical extracts nourishes and treats skin. Complexion is clear, fresh and glowing. The Glow Mist on the other hand is your glow on-the-go used when needed it gives skin a glowy and luminous complexion. Enriched with 13 natural oils, propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts it hydrates and protects. The mist can also be used to set makeup and to give a beautiful glow.
I also had the oppurtunity to try some makeup products such as the Flawless and Poreless Primer, Large Lash Mascara and Endless Silky Eye Pen.
The Flawless and Poreless Primer not only is the perfect primer for all skin types but also smoothes fine lines while hydrating to create a beautiful canva for makeup application. It also minimizes pores and controls shine. The Large Lash Mascara and Endless Silky Eye Pen are really two must-haves for me! The Endless Silky Eye Pen is waterproof, no-smudge, easy to apply and incredibly long-wearing while the Large Lash Mascara gives you extreme volume and colour with one sweep!
Pixi Beauty is available in Switzerland at Marionnaud.
Lancome this Spring takes us to a daring and ultra-creative world: that of French pastry new wave, which revisits the classics according to surprising flavors, contemporary design and flashy colors. Lancôme is inspired by this new edgy pastry and imagines a Spring 2018 collection deliciously gourmand, highlighting the colors and the most tempting textures.
The collection includes the MACARON BLUSH AND BLENDER, presented in boxes with joyful and graphic motif accentuated by the Lancôme rose they could be mistaken for real cupcakes. The Jelly Flower Lip Tint which once applied leaves a subtle rosy colour with a shiny finish.
The EYE SUGAR PALETTE makes it possible to gives eyelids with new effects. Possibilities are endless since it includes 10 pastel and pop colors : 5 iridescent shades, 2 extra-glittery tones and 3 ultra-pigmented matte shades. All comes in a powdery formula that melts when in contact with skin.
Lancôme declines its iconic LE VERNIS in three soft and shiny shades, jelly way: a smoothie rose, a lavender and a blue berlingot. The essential topping? The top coat « Sugar Frost ", which sprinkles the nails with ultra-greedy white flakes.
The SPRING LOOK 2018 FRENCH TEMPTATION is an invitation to indulge yourself. Fun to play with color, give free rein to your creativity, to dare exquisite and edgy tones and all without feeling guilty.
Eye Sugar Palette
Le Vernis Icing Pink
Light Cream Duo Cushion Green
Ombre Hypnose Mini Chubby Green
Ombre Hypnose Mini Chubby Purple
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Let's face it Winter is well and truly here and with the current weather conditions it is not always easy to look stylish when it comes about footwear.
Despite snow and rain, Sorel Dacie Lace makes for a stylish walk. The classic SOREL style combines good looks with protection from wind and weather. The waterproof full-grain leather upper, original lambskin cuff, cuddly lining and comfortable insole provide the perfect blend of style and functionality. The sturdy block heel and handcrafted rubber outsole with herringbone patterns ensure a safe and elegant start in 2018.
The new Boutique SPA, La Maison Caudalie, opened early November 2017 in the heart of the Meatpacking district of New York. This new Caudalie Spa is inspired by both the New York style, the Bordeaux Vinothérapie Spa and the Sources de Caudalie wine bar. In addition to offering the brand’s signature luxurious products and Vinothérapie spa treatments, the new concept features also a wine bar.
La Maison Caudalie is located between the Whitney Museum and the Standard Hotel, at the foot of the High Line.
The new Boutique SPA gives you a taste of France and of the Vinothérapie Spa in Bordeaux: in short, a shelter from city stress, somewhere to indulge and let yourself be intoxicated by the Vinothérapie rituals.
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Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Since 2012, Nespresso has been offering its customers the free service of "Recycling at Home "in collaboration with Swiss Post. This offer has just been improved to further facilitate the return of used Nespresso aluminum capsules.
Customers can now drop them at any time into their letter box so that the postman can pick them up, without having to place a new order. This free service is now available for all Nespresso customers throughout Switzerland.
"About half of our clients and Swiss customers now recycle their Nespresso capsules.
We are always looking for new measures enabling us
to increase this proportion by making the return of capsules as easy as possible "
explains Frank Wilde, marketing director of Nespresso Switzerland.
"We have found a solid partner with Swiss Post. We developed this innovative concept together to create a new flexible solution
making recycling our capsules from home even easier and more efficient, providing
maximum comfort to our customers, "said Frank Wilde.
After the successful pilot project launched
in nine cities of Switzerland, the optimized service is now deployed throughout the country."
With this new solution, there is no need to place an order or notify Nespresso in order for the postman to collect the used capsules. Customers can put their used Nespresso capsules at any time in a white recycling bag created especially for this purpose and drop it in their letter box. A yellow tab that must be left clearly visible on the outside of the box will show the postman that the capsule bag is ready to be collected. From Monday to Friday, the postman will collect the recycling bag during his daily roun and delivers it to the internal logistics of Swiss Post, which continuosly organizes the return of capsules to Nespresso recycling system.
Great news for vegans as Starbucks is expanding their range of vegan milk alternatives with the oat drink which goes to join Almond, Coconut and Soy drinks and thus offers another great way to enjoy a café latte even without the classic milk.
Starbucks' oat drink is a vegan milk alternative that blends perfectly with the 100% Arabica coffee used in the Starbucks Coffee Houses. It is mild with a slightly sweet taste and, as a good source of fiber, is a perfect choice for the breakfast café latte.