Wednesday, 16 October 2019

LONDONTOWN: new Fall 19/20 collection Modern Opulence

 LONDONTOWN presents its new Fall 19/20 collection Modern Opulence. The collection of trendy nailpolishes is daring, empowered and lavish. The collection includes the shades Crowning Crumpet, Honeymoon, Cashmere and Starstruck.
LONDONTOWN creates healthy alternatives to your traditional nail polish, providing botanically infused nail care and polishes with a lasting, gel-like wear. They believe in natural, effective products that won't damage your nails. Londontown lakurs are proudly made vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and 9-free.

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FRIZZ EASE Weightless Wonder

JOHN FRIEDA introduces FRIZZ EASE Weightless Wonder: a new collection against frizz especially formulated for fine hair.  If frizzy hair products usually weigh your hair down you will love the new FRIZZ EASE Weightless Wonder collection! As many traditional frizz fighting products can leave your greasy, heavy and weigh your hair down. 
A ground-breaking collection of products who are not only featherlight frizz-fighting solutions but also target frizz both from the inside and outside and all without weighing fine hair down.
The Weightless Wonder Shampoo infused with Aloe Water cleanses frizzy, fine hair and prep hair for lightweight frizz-free style. The shampoo cleanses and moisturises thanks to the hydrating aloe water.
The Weightless Wonder Conditioner nourishes and detangles frizzy and fine hair infused with Aloe Water. The conditioner fights frizz without weighing the hair down while leaving hair soft, light and airy.

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ESPRIT Winter Collection: BE THE SPIRIT

Forget the Christma tree, the presents and leave traditions behind. This year, you are the center of attention. You and your loved ones. Love knows no boundaries and religions, love stands for diversity, that's why ESPRIT wants you to celebrate it in all conceivable forms - with being together, whether family, friends, or new acquaintances. You want to throw yourself in it? Upgrade your wardrobe with fluffy knitwear and festive highlights that instantly add to the Holiday mood.
Elegant "must-haves" and at the same time cozy basics embellish heartwarming moments by the fireplace. Turtleneck, V-neck sweater and button-through sweaters blend with sleek flared leg, straight fit and skinny jeans to create the iconic basics of the cozy season. Fancy statements? Highlights such as a plush jackets and elegant coats set the right accents. True to the motto Mix-and-Match, the Esprit Winter collection embodies high-quality design and classic cuts for an elegant timeless chic.
It is getting cold? Warm feel-good pieces are the answer! Cuddly knit in optical prints, comfortable anoraks and winter jackets with faux fur accents in calm blue, beige and white tones make you want to go for winter walks and cozy evenings with friends.
Festive atmosphere is never complete without the right party. Ladies shimmer in gold-plated skirts and dresses or sophisticated trouser suits in mysterious jet black. Men dress in casual blazers in black and blue, combined with slim fit shirts and classic polo corners.
 No matter how you spend the festive time, now is the time to celebrate new and old friendships. But more than that, it is time to live the spirit that makes up the festive season! Be yourself. Be the party. Be the group. Be the spirit!

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Inspired by washoku, or traditional Japanese food culture, SHISEIDO introduced WASO skincare in 2017. WASO fuses natural goodness with cutting-edge science and technology. Customizable, playful, and accessible, the range includes products that strengthen skin with continuous use. 
SHISEIDO introduce its two latest rescue innovations: Eye Opening Essence and Poreless Matte Primer. Ready to awaken tired-looking eye areas, minimize shine, and smooth pores.
Used as both seasoning for traditional Japanese dishes and treatment thanks to its many health benefits, yakumi refers to a condiment that creates a complex flavor experience. Similar to yakumi that are used to enhance and customize a meal to each person’s liking, the two new rescue products dubbed “yakumix” by SHISEID can be added to any existing routine to support and optimize skin benefits. 


The unique, snow-like texture inspired by momijioroshi gives an instant cooling sensation that improves the look of tired eyes. The fast-absorbing formula in addition to helping reduce the appearance of puffiness delivers a fresh burst of moisture. Much like the classic Japanese condiment, you only a small amount of this essence to feel the results. A refreshing and youthful scent adds to the energizing experience.
The Eye Opening Essence thanks to clarity boosting agent and color correcting pearl agent  address dullness and improve the appearance of dark circle. While Zingiberaceae extract and Carrot Root Protoplast contribute to healthy-looking skin.


The intensive, green-tinted primer absorbs excess oil and minimizes the appearance of pores for a beautifully matte complexion. Just like wasabi, a spicy yakumi that draws out umami (flavor), it really only takes a little bit of this primer to reduce shine and give you wonderful long lasting results. A simple and crisp scent adds to the refreshing experience.
Watercress Moisturizing Extract derived from a perennial plant belonging to the same family as wasabi is a nutrientand mineral-rich plant contains folic acid, potassium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and E. This extract helps to make skin smooth and even while Pore Refining Agent, a peptide consisting of two amino acids alleviates damage from unsaturated fatty acids and helps to minimize the appearance of pores.
Oil Absorbing Powder absorbs excess sebum immediately upon application in order to help keep skin comfortably matte for hours.
 Use it as the last step in your morning routine or before applying foundation, squeeze a small amount onto your fingertip and thinly apply to the T-zone and other areas of the face prone to visible pores and shine. To enhance the primer’s effects, layer it over your foundation.

Friday, 11 October 2019


It's raining outside, everything is gray. Well, when this time comes, only one thing will help: COLOR THERAPY! Essentiel Antwerp convinces once again with a wonderful color palette and a wonderful pattern mix. And if there are still signs of monotony there is still a power logo top. Go away, winter blues, go away! The new winter collection from Essentiel Antwerp is available in store, at modissa and online.

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L'Occitane opens its 10th boutique in Switzerland

L'Occitane en Provence strengthens its presence in Switzerland and opens a new boutique at the railway station in Basel. Taking advantage of the renovation of the central station, L'Occitane will take travelers to a journey to Provence with unique and luminous beauty and where nature never ceases to amaze us.
Like a sudden desire for new sensations, scented emotions, natural ingredients,cosmetic innovations ... L'Occitane offers natural care for the body, face or skin hair, designed for women and men. Come discover and let yourself be seduced by these products that will become essential for your beauty routine and accompany your days and nights.

Güterstr. 115
 4053 Basel 
Open 7 days a week

#FREEYOURPORES with the new Blue Agave range from Bioré

Bioré presents its dream team for combination skin with the new range of products Blue Agave + Baking Powder. Oily on T zone and dry on the cheeks, combination skin surely has different needs that normal skin and requires extra care. Bioré's new range of products Blue Agave + Baking Powder has been specially designed for dry / oily combination skin thanks to its moisturizing formula with blue agave.
The association of the new active agent blue agave and baking powder is the ideal solution for combination skin. Using blue agave, Bioré rests on a tradition that goes back to the Aztecs: this head plant from Mexico, known for its healing and soothing properties, is used to treat skin or even heal wounds. Meanwhile, baking powder in the formula is known for its ability to clean thoroughly. This cleans skin and pores deeply and ensures a uniform and even skin.
The range includes: a nourishing detox-cream mask, a balancing pore cleanser, an acne foam cleansing and a warming clay mask.
I gave my pores a deep clean in one minute with the Bioré Instant Warming Clay Mask. The mask heats up when in contact with water this way opening pores and drawing out impurities and dirt. Skin is left smooth and refreshed. The mask doesn't dry or harden skin leaving skin and pores purified. Daily grind such as pollution, dirt, etc can really have a negative effect on our complexion, so the Cooling Detox is just what you need. Specially formulated for combination skin this creamy mask eliminates impurities and purify clogged pores. The Balancing Pores Cleanser is just the perfect daily care for combination skin. It deeply cleanses while also gently exfoliating thanks to the jojoba beads. Skin is soothed and conditioned. On the other hand if you want to prevent acne without over-drying the Acne Cleansing Foam is a great ally. The rich foam cleanses deeply while also helping the development of new acne.