Friday, 29 May 2015

Maxi skirt love in Dubai..

Well it is not a secret that I love maxi skirts, and whenever I can I wear one! This one is from Mango and I really love it. I worn this outfit for a trip to the Dubai Mall at night. I think maxi skirts and maxi dresses are just the perfect choice in Dubai , as well as beeing trendy and fashionable they cover your legs so you are still complying with the courtesy policy of most malls. I have chosen to pair my maxi skirt with a YSL topp with the golden logo in good evidence, the gold of the top matches perfectly my Michael Kors watch and bracelets.
 I took with me only the essential for a shopping trip so my Fendi clutch was just the right choice for the night.
 I love how this clutch can be both worn for casual occasions as well as with smarter outfits.
I always wear comfortable shoes when going shopping and in summertime they tend to be espadrilles, here I am wearing my new Kenzo tiger ones. I love them!
You can really walk for miles in the malls in Dubai as they are really huge, The Dubai Mall is certainly the largest mall I ever been to. As well as every kind of shop you can imagine and a large food court it is also the home of the Dubai Aquarium, which is certainly worth a visit.
The mall is spectacular, and my favourite part is the Fashion Avenue, where you can find most European/ American designer shops all under one roof!



Top: YSL
Skirt: MANGO
Sunglasses: KENZO
Shoes: KENZO

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Caudalie launches Rose de Vigne: with the precious essence of the Rose de Mai

Mathilde Thomas founder of Caudalie has a lifelong passion for Fragrance, starting from her first Fresh Fragrance Fleur de Vigne back in 2002,  Thé des Vignes in 2011, Zest de Vigne also in 2011 and Figue de Vigne in 2014  she is now launching her fifth signature Caudalie scent: Rose de Vigne.

"Below the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte,
 a countless number of roses bloom
 creating a marvelous landscape of light, flowers and fruits. 
I captured their bright, pure fragrance in the early
morning, blended with the scent of grape
bunches and vine stocks, 
at the heart of my new Fresh Fragrance: Rose de Vigne"
Mathilde Thomas

The rose and the grape respectively symbolize the beauty of the world and the bounty of the earth.

The rose which originated in Asia 5000 years ago is the archetype of femininity, it is also called the Queen of flowers. The grape originated in Caucasia in the 6th century and is inextricably linked with life's pleasure. The idea of combining the two in a fifth Caudalie fragrance was an obvious choice for Mathilde Thomas. She asked master perfumer Ralf Schwieger to compose the fragrance: Rose de Vigne.

The fragrance has a head note of hesperided found in all refreshing fragrances ( grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, lime, lemon) while Rhubarb bursts forth giving an almost sour note.
The majestic Rose de Mai is at the heart of the fragrance and the famous Grasse Rose with its countless petals is used here in its absolute form. To recreate the fragrance of the grape blackcurrant was chosen while Magnolia, musk and amber woods create a base note harmony.

Rose de Vigne 
is available
from June 2015

A generous summer at Kiehl's!

This summer, Kiehl's will surprise the public with various actions during the months of June and July not only in store but especially outside! Here are some examples of the various actions undertaken this summer:

  • Kiehl's offers a free skin analysis to all customers that pass the door of one of the stores and gives each customer a personalized skin samples routine.

  • In addition to the action "Bring a friend", all clients have the opportunity to share and let discover Kiehl's world to one of their friend and this way they will also receive a gift Summer Set with products. A must for a trip to the pool or for a weekend getaway this summer.

Finally and in various actions Street Marketing, Kiehl's will be in the streets and main squares of cities to promote themselves by offering samples, free skin analysis and for some lucky ones also some Starter-Kit products. More information on the Facebook page of the brand.

Kiehl's is also very generous with its recycling program "Recycle and be Rewarded." The brand generously invites customers to worry about the environment and the planet, one of their core values. Recycling is rewarded by products. The more we recycle the more you receive!

Finally, generosity is not only promoted in store but also on Kiehl's website. Indeed, when ordering on, delivery is always free and customers also receives samples of new products to discover. This summer  deluxe samples  will be also offered to future customers.

Kiehl's Stores in Switzerland

Kiehl’s Flagshipstore – Rennweg 23, ZürichKiehl’s Corner – Globus Genève
Kiehl's Corner  –  Globus BernKiehl’s Corner – Manor Genève
Kiehl’s Corner – Globus LausanneKiehl’s Corner – Manor Basel
Kiehl’s Corner – Globus ZürichKiehl's Corner  –  Globus Bellevue
Kiehl’s Corner  –  Manor ZürichKiehl’s Corner – Parfumerie Oswald Zug
Kiehl’s Corner – Globus GlattzentrumKiehl’s Corner – Globus Basel

My-Sweetvalentine's Holiday Essentials

Maybe because I have just come back from my holiday in Dubai maybe because at the moment is still all I can think of here is my Holiday Essentials selection. As we all know the products that we take with us on holiday differ quite a bit from what we normally use at home. On holiday we need practicality so travel sizes are welcome, products that are multi-functional and  of course sun care for both skin and hair. I also love light and fresh products as I tend to keep away from heavy textures in the summertime. Here is my selection of my Holiday Essentials.



Venus Embrace Snap

Whatever is your choice in matter of hair removal this little travel razor for me is an absolute must have for smoothness on-the go. How many times have you traveled somewhere to discover you forgot your razor just when you need it? A last minute date, an unplanned gym or spa day and your legs are in need of a little touch up? Well the Venus Embrace Snap is your new best friend!
The mini handle allows for easy gripping and it is really to store in its portable cute case.
With five curve-hugging blade and a portable compact, you will be ready for anything, anytime, anywhere. Just wet the razor and you are ready to go! Despite its miniature size it really performs as well as any other Venus standard size razor.
The mini handle is interchangeable with Venus Embrace blade refills, the Embrace blade features Venus' most advanced technology to leave legs feeling smoother for longer.
Just keep it in your bag, travel bag, gym bag for any on-the-go touch ups!

Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical

This is a true life safer both at home but especially on the go. Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo has delicious fragrant combination of melon, banana, coconut, plum and peach mixed with vanilla and sandalwood for a truly holiday scent without beeing overpowering. Just spray it on your hair and Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo banishes oily roots, giving dull lifeless hair the makeover it needs without water.
A gentle rub of the scalp and brushing of the hair removes impurities to leave hair soft, clean, fresh and completely revitalised!
Swiss girls be happy now Batiste Dry Shampoo is available in Switzerland at Manor, Douglas and Müller.

Dr.Hauschka Rose Deodorant

A good deodarant is an absolute must especially in summer, for this reason Dr.Hauschka Rose Deodorant is my choice to feel fresh when I am travelling. The creamy Rose Deodorant is gentle and has both deodorising and nourishing ingredients. Rose water lends an elegant and delicate fragrance while Alchemilla essence helps to regulate perspiration. Most important is a low alcohol roll-on which is suitable also for sensitive skin, cointains no aluminium salts and doesn't stain your clothing!

Caudalie Eau de Beauté - Beauty Elixir

This beauty water is definetely on the top spots of my Summer must have products. This powerful plant-based beauty mist acts as a vitamin shot bringing an instant burst of radiance to the complexion while also hydrating and tightening pores. It is a quick and lovely way to refresh your skin. I advice to have it handy on long flights as an in-flight hydrator spray when needed as it also combats dryness from air conditioning while improving micro circulation. Keep it in your bag and spritz for an instant refresh and radiant boost!

L'Occitane Citrus Verbena Shower Gel

This shower gel is just perfect for summer and holidays, it has an irresistible scent that will make your shower a genuine moment of pleasure.
Enriched with organic verbena, invigorating lemon oil and grapefruit this shower gel gently cleanses while leaving the skin delicately scented with a fresh and fruity fragrance.

Paul Mitchell Sun Shield Conditioning Spray

This spray is really essential everytime you are in the sun in order to protect your hair from damaging UV rays and to prevent color fading. It is suitable for all hair types and thanks to conditioning oils it instantly  softens and enhances shine so your style stays silky and luminous all day in the sun!

Super Soin Solaire Silky Body Oil Sun Care Spf 15

This award-winning Body Oil Sun Care protects the skin from the effects of photo-ageing: wrinkles, dark spots, dehydration and loss of elasticity thanks to a cutting edge combination of UVA and UVB filters. It has a silky oil formula that leaves skin feeling satiny-soft and goes to reveal a radiant tan.

Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm

This ultra-moisturizing balm thanks to the soothing Aloe calms sun-exposed skin. It also provides a post sun repair to help prevent today's sun exposure from becoming tomorrow's visible damages. This after sun is great as it prevents peeling and it is suitable for both face and body. It is oil-free and non-acnegenic.

Roger & Gallet Gingembre Rouge Fresh Fragrant Water , 30 ml

This addictive fragrance inspired by a stopover in Zanzibar reveals the freshness and the sensuality of ginger in all its states while juicy mandarin and sparkling pomegranate note complement the heart of ginger flowers an lychee. I adore fresh waters in summer as they feel much fresher and lighter than ordinary parfums, and this Roger & Gallet Gingembre Rouge body spray is just perfect in its handy 30 ml travel size! Capturing the magical allure of Zanzibar the fragrance invites you to embrace its passionate spirit.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

One night at the Atlantis..

On one of our nights in Dubai we went out for dinner at Ronda Locatelli which is a great Italian restaurant at the Atlantis. The Atlantis Hotel is a true attraction in Dubai and there is always a lot of people stopping in front of the hotel to take pictures, etc so it is always adviceable to allow some extra time everytime you are passing or going there. Luckily our hotel the Waldorf Astoria is only about 5-10 min away by taxi so not really an issue for us. However since the Waldorf is located on Palm Jumeirah past the Atlantis everytime we were going out a night we had to pass the Atlantis it was always quite busy and chaotic and you could easily be stucked in traffic there for a little while. You might be familiar with Dubai and you probably know that taxi is the best way to move around as they are widely available anywhere and really cheap.
For the night I decided to wear an outfit inspired by my fav colour royal blue. The top is quite striking but I loved it from the first minute I saw it at H&M. I thought I have to get it to wear it in Dubai and it matches my Saint Laurent duffle bag so nicely. Well, that was just the perfect night to wear it! I paired it with my new Five white denim which are already one of my must-have for summer. White denim in summer is so chic and a truly essential piece in any fashionista's closet.. so anyone can have a Liz Hurley moment this summer.
Going back on our night we had a truly amazing dinner at Ronda Locatelli, we enjoyed our food and the service was also spot on. We will surely go back next time we are in Dubai.



Top: H&M
Sunglasses: CLAIRE'S
Shoes: KENZO

Ready for a fresh and sparkling summer with L'Occitane Citrus Verbena!

Wonderful news for L'Occitane fans, to freshen up hot Summer days the new L'Occitane Verveine Agrumes ( Citrus Verbena) is here!
Among all the aromatic herbs growing in Provence, Verbena is certainly a herb whose lemony and freshness help revive the body and mind.
During the harvest green verbena leaves are piled high in baskets and the distinctive scent fills the air around the markets in Provence.
The Citrus Verbena collection is one of my absolute favourite as it is so refreshing and uplifting making it the perfect choice for hot summer days and holidays.

Citrus Verbena Summer Fragrance

This lovely summer fragrance enrinched with organic verbena from Corsica, lemon oil  and grapefruit from Italy  is a truly tangy fruity delight and it is perfect for hot days. The Citrus Verbena Summer fragrance is subtle, delicate and easy to wear. The fragrance is refreshing and stimulating both for body and mind!

Citrus Verbena Shower Gel

This refreshing shower gel has an irrestistible scent that will make your shower a truly enjoyable moment!
It is enriched with organic verbena from Provence, invigorating lemon oil and grapefruit from Italy, this gentle shower gel leaves the body with a delicate fruity scent

Citrus Verbena Shampoo

This gentle shampoo cleanses your hair without irritating the scalp. It is enriched with organic verbena extract, puryfing lemon essential oil and softening linden floral water, it helps restoring softness, shine and brings back vitality to hair. The shampoo leaves hair fresh and pleasantly perfumed with a sparkling and zesty scents of citrus fruits.

Citrus Verbena Conditioner

This conditioner immediately detangles and soothes hair. It has an ultra-light formula enriched with organic verbena extract, purifying lemon essential oil and softening linden floral water. It restores vitality and shine to hair.

Citrus Verbena Sorbet Body Cream

This gorgeous body cream enriched with moisturising lemon, softens and awakens skin. It has a light and pleasing texture which gives a refreshing and cooling sensation while leaving skin smooth and delicately perfumed with the  refreshing scent of citrus and verbena.

Citrus Verbena Cooling Deodorant

This stick deodorant neutralizes odours without altering the natural perspiration process. It leaves skin delicately perfumed with a sparkling and fresh scent.

 Verveine Agrumes - Citrus Verbena
is available now at
L'Occitane stores
 and on

Give your hair a second life with Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste

It is time to give your hair a second life with the new Kérastase Résistance line. This new line from Kérastase goes to rebuild the internal substance of hair which has been weakened by chemical or mechanical aggressions and restore its strenght and solidity.
Force architecte is dedicated for damaged hair with erosion level 1-2 while Thérapiste is specifically suited for hair with an erosion of 3-4 usually very damaged and over-processed hair.

How do you know your hair's erosion level?

If your hair look dead and feel weak, have split ends, dry hair that appears dull you probably need the Resistance Thérapiste for hair with an erosion level of 3-4. If you are unsure you can always go to your nearest Kérastase salon for an in-depth hair consultation.


 L’Oréal Advanced Reasearch has shown the fundamental role played by the KAPs (Keratin Associated Proteins),  which play a major role in ensuring the structure of hair and they account for 50%-60% of the structure of the hair. These small proteins link keratins to each other and attach them together. An uncommonly strong cohesive power without which the fiber’s structure would collapse. When the hair is damaged those KAPs disappear and so the internal architecture of the hair fiber is destructured and gradually will collapse.

Kérastase has created Fibra-Kaptm, this powerful complex of gluco-peptide, the SP94, 6 Amino acids and a wheat protein derivative is designed to compensate the loss of KAP's in damaged hair. 
L'Oreal Advanced Research has taken inspiration from The Myrothamnus Flabellifolia an incredible plant which is able to come back to life even after many years if in contact with water it regains its original casing and start a new life cycle.  A true miracle of nature! L'Oreal has taken adavantage of this plant vital essence and  its precious sap taken from its leaves was especially selected to go to enrich the Résistance- Thérapiste line.

The Collection- Résistance

Kérastase has created a unique and customised beauty ritual: clean, treat and texturise with specific methods to make your hair beautiful.

This shampoo with a unique jellified texture repair the hair fiber when shampooing. Especially suited for very damaged and over-processed hair ( erosion level 3-4). For fine, medium and thick hair. This shampoo envelops the fiber during washing as well as reducing friction, each fiber is then revitalized and shiny. The Fibra-Kaptm compensate for the missing KAPs and reactive their synthesis, 6 amino-acids characterized by their capacity to attach themselves to damaged hair while the wheat protein redivative helps restore uniformity and smoothes.



This is Kérastase first reverse care routine specifically developed for fine hair. This lightweight conditioner can be used before or after cleansing to add protection to fine damaged hair while washing. It acts like a safety net in protecting the hair fibre so that hair is protected while washing and hair fiber quality is visibly improved. Hair is healthier and more voluminous.


This intensely nourishing mask cares specifically for thick hair and leaves your hair looking healthy and beautifully soft. It acts as an SOS bandage and is suitable for very damaged and over-processed hair ( level 3-4),  the hair is deeply repaired and its core while the hair fiber regains its strenght and its vitality.


This split ends perfecting care is the final step to protect your hair against heat and add an extra dose of softness and care to the lengths and ends. It can be applied to both damp and dry hair. It heals and seals the ends of the hair so that split ends appear reduced. It combines oil-based care with a cream-textured top coat.

Kérastaste Resistance 
is available now
at your nearest Kérastase Salon