Wednesday, 13 December 2017

KIKO's ARCTIC HOLIDAY Collection

KIKO Milano presents ARCTIC HOLIDAY a wonderful collection of makeup, accessories and skincare products with magnificent iridescent and silvery tones that shine just like ice crystals. Inspired from Scandinavian style and Artict landscapes with their colour and atmosphere this collection gives us contrasting textures that go from metallic to holographic finishes but also matte and glitter with beautiful reflections. KIKO's Arctic Holiday look is surely sophisticated and glamourous. The packaging designed by Ross Lovegrove is just as glam and surely carries on well the glacial theme that distinguish the whole collection.
Some of my favourite products of the collection include the Strobing Face Serum, perfect to prepare skin for makeup while brightening and perfecting it and the Stick Highlighter. Thanks to its metallic finish it gives skin a beautiful glow and it is super easy to apply. I am also a fan of the All-in-one Face Palette, this palette has everything you need for a flawless makeup. It includes 2 face-sculpting powders, a blush, an highlighter and nine eyeshadows. The blush and eyeshadows can be mixed to create endless looks. The tree and snowman makeup blenders are not only super cute but also make for great stocking fillers. All in all a fab collection of must-haves products not to be missed this Holidayseason!























KIKO MILANO
ARCTIC HOLIDAY COLLECTION
is available at
KIKO MILANO Stores
and on


The Columbia Bugaboot with the Swiss Olympic Team in South Korea

To be on the top of the podium with a gold medal around your neck is the dream of every athlete. The new Bugaboot Titanium will warm the feet of the Swiss delegation in South Korea and accompany them on the podium without slipping. Columbia, in partnership with Michelin, has developed a unique outsole that offers maximum grip on ice and snow. The Omni-Heat technology reflects the body heat and ensures optimum thermal performance in the shoe. Go for gold!








 












Bugaboot Titanium South Korea Collection
(Available exclusively at Ochsner Sport)



The Bugaboot will be the shoes of choice of the Swiss athletes in South Korea. Thanks to the waterproof sealed seam and the lightweight Techlite midsole of the Columbia Titanium snowshoe with 400 g insulation and a -40F / -40C rating they ensure  for warmth and comfort. A reinforced toe and heel guard softens the bumps on rough ground. An OutDry waterproof and breathable construction, the Techlite shell and reflective Omni-Heat thermal lining provide a snow boot that is solid and reliable for long days in the mountains or in the city. This Columbia snowshoe is equipped with the Michelin Ice Control technology, which allows for greater grip on icy terrain. 





















Monday, 11 December 2017

Caudalie Christmas

This Holidayseason Caudalie is spoiling us with a Christmas collection full of pretty beauty gifts sets sure to please anyone. Choose between the "Gourmand body" cointaining the Vine Body Butter and the Hand and Nail Cream it is truly an indulgence wrapped up beautifully for this nourishing set. Or if you are a fan of Caudalie's iconic Beauty Elixir go for the "Makeup Artist secrets set" with the collector's edition of Beauty Elixir adorned in gold and the new French Kiss Lip Balm in a truly irresistible raspberry colour. This gift is a true must-have for any makeup lover! And if you are a fragrance-lover you will love the  "Eau des Vignes Gift Set" and the "Thé des Vignes Gift Set", cointaining a 50ml Fresh Fragrance, shower-gel and Nourishing body Lotion these sets will really take you for a stroll through the vines.





















CAUDALIE
Christmas Beauty Gift Sets
are available at
selected retailers
selected Pharmacies
and on

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Nicki Minaj stars in this year H&M's Holiday campaign

Nicky Minaj stars in this year H&M's Holiday campaign film alongside Jesse Williams and John Turturro. The film directed by Johan Renck is a modern take on classic fairytale about an heroic little girl who tracks down the evil brother of Santa Claus to save the Holiday season from his selfishness.


“I love the film's over all empowering message. I love seeing this young girl become the champion that lives in all of us.There's always magic in the air during the Holidays,”
         Nicki Minaj 


“It’s exciting to see our festive designs come to life together with such inspirational talents. 
They definitely added some extra magic to the film and we hope that our customers will love how the fashion is presented throughout the holiday season at H&M,” 
says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design and Creative Director.









Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Holiday Look Inspiration (Part two)

Here it is with my second Holiday Look inspiration and it is once again a beautiful total look H&M.
I went for black but with a twist. The simple black top thanks to the bell sleeves becomes precious and therefore perfect for the Holidays. I chose to pair It with a faux-leather trousers with front buttons. I like these trousers as they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. For me they are an absolute Holiday must-have item! In this case I dressed them up with a pair of glitzy silver ankle boots but they can be worn just as well with a pair of boots or trainers and a comfy sweater.
I hope you liked this look !



My-Sweetvalentine

Xoxo












Total look H&M



Monday, 4 December 2017

Holiday look inspiration (part one)

Holidayseason is here and for me it is truly the most wonderful time of the year! Time to shine and sparkle! So let's shine  with a total look H&M made of a sparkling black long turtleneck jumper dress and a pair of super shiny silver ankle boots. The look is finished off with a pair of pattern thights which give the look a real Holiday feel. It is a cute look which is perfect for the Holidays, wear it to the office Christmas Party or for a romantic Holiday get together.
It is warm but also cozy and super stylish! 
Hope you like my Holiday look and stay tuned for part 2!

My-Sweetvalentine

Xoxo














Total look H&M




Say It with a flower: a Star for you!

Holiday time can only mean one thing Christmas Star time. The poinsettia or also known as Christmas Star is truly the star of the Holidayseason. Thanks to its bright colour star-shaped bracts and lush  green foliage It brings cheer in the house. Poinsettias of course make for some wonderful Christmas room decorations and are very popular among people of all ages.
However what we often don't think is that poinsettias make for great Christmas gifts! A poinsettia given to someone you love is always a beautiful gift and surely much appreciated.
In the run up to Christmas we often forget the real meaning of Christmas which is to spend time with family, friends and loved ones. Let's bring back the original meaning of Christmas for example by visiting a friend or a relative that we haven't seen in a long time and by giving them a Christmas Star as gift. Surely the Christmas Star will be much appreciated as it is not only a symbol of Christmas but thanks its variety and diversity hardly anyone will resist its charm. It is a wonderful and uncomplicated gift to express big feelings in an easy and simple way.
If you are DIY fan why not try to create a tailor-made decoration with the poinsettias and this way create original gifts? The Christmas Star really lends Christmas flair to such new creations.
I am giving you some ideas and inspirations with the handcrafted Christmas decorations and gifts I have created with the beautiful Poinsettias.
The beautiful winter bloomer really offers unlimited possibilities to create personalised gifts. Transform a simple pot into an handmade decorative pot or use a different than usual planter and give someone a truly unique gift!
If you use Poinsettia as cut flowers you can use them to adorn your gifts, to highlight bouquets, table arrangements and vases. You can really create some beautiful  Poinsettia gifts to suit anyone's style and taste thanks to diversity of the plant.





"SAY WITH A FLOWER: A STAR FOR YOU!"