Friday, 29 July 2016

Summer must-haves!

Every Summer has its must-haves and of course this one is not short of trendy accessories and funny items which will make Summer 2016 one to remember! From colourful pool floats to pretty beach towels I have picked my personal favourite Summer must-haves.
So what's hot this year? Pool floats have been on the trend radar for a while and they are going strong also this year. From pineapples to doughnuts or swans, pool floats are not only fun and cheerful but also are great for a pool party! I picked mine and can't wait to take them with me on my holiday! Stay tuned!
Let's see the next trend and we are talking beach towels, which are usually rectangular right? Well, this year things are going round! Round beach towels are definetely having a moment. Monochromed or with bright colours they will be your ultimate companions on the beach.
Unless you decide to lie on a cool air lounger another of this year favourites, ultra lightweight and super easy to put up.
And last but not least let's try to be super cool on the beach by wearing a pretty one-piece swimsuit the absolute must-have for this Summer and cover up with a cute straw hat and enjoy the sun!

Pineapple Pool Float

One piece swimsuit

Watermelon Round Beach Towel

Doughnut Pool Float

Round Beach Towel

Flamingo Pool Float

Round Beach Towel

Beach Squad Beach Towel

Straw Hat

Air Lounger

Thursday, 28 July 2016

John Frieda Frizz Ease 10 Days Tamer

Whether you have straight hair, wavy or curly you will love John Frieda Frizz Ease 10 Days Tamer, the new pre-wash treatment for frizz-free hair for up to 10 days. It is the perfect solution to tame frizz without weighing down hair. It gives you long-lasting result with just one use and your hair are silky and smooth with no effort. Styling becomes a piece of cake for any style. It is just a wonder product especially for Summer as even if you leave your hair to dry naturally you will have great results. No more worries about humidity or not going to the gym to preserve your blow dry as John Frieda Frizz Ease 10 Days Tamer really works to keep your hair super shiny and frizz free.
Just apply it on dry hair before washing, apply from root to tip and leave to act for about 8-10 minutes then rinse. 
Enjoy gorgeous silky smooth and frizz-free hair all Summer!

John Frieda Frizz Ease 10 Days Tamer
is available from August 2016

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Waiting for Locarno Film Festival..

In less than a week Piazza Grande and Locarno will host the 69th edition of Locarno Film Festival. In the meantime there is a hefty programme while we wait for the opening night of the festival on August 3rd, 2016.
The pre-festival activities include two screenings on the Piazza Grande, concerts and various DJ-sets at the Rotonda. These are free events scheduled from July 31 to August 2nd.
At the Piazza Grande there will be a tribute to Bud Spencer scheduled for Sunday, July 31st with the screening of the movie "Lo chiamavano trinità" and on Tuesday, August 2nd 2016 it will be time for the world premiere of the biggest Swiss television production of all time: Gotthard by Urs Egger .
The meeting point and village of the festival "Rotonda" will open on July 31st and on August, 1st for Swiss National Day it will host the  #Swissparty with  DJ Antoine international star of the House music which will make everyone dance at the Rotonda. On August 2nd for the special evening dedicated to "Gottardo 2016 " there will be live concerts in collaboration with Rete Tre also with Sebalter.

Luxury beach for dogs opens in Croatia!

Croatia has become a favorite destination of many Swiss. But not only people enjoy a holiday in Croatia now also dogs will enjoy holidays on the Adriatic coast, especially at the dog beach in Crikvenica.

Only about 800 km and a few hours by car from Switzerland, Croatia is ideally located for a holiday with dogs. Instead of having to stay at home our beloved four-legged friends can make themselves comfortable on a dog couch at the exclusive dog beach in Crikvenica.

Dogs are well taken care of there: after a refreshing swim in the Adriatic Sea dogs can shower on the pebble beach, before going to the dog bar. The dog bar offers delicious refreshments such as herbal tea, Belgian Dog Beer (0%) and snacks such as ice cream and cakes all for our faithful companions. Thus dog owners can enjoy the day with their furry friends, the dog bar also serves people with cold drinks and snacks.

For more info visit:

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in Lotion: from caviar to a new beauty ritual

For centuries, caviar has been known to be a magical source of dense, rich nutrients. Rare and coveted, caviar is a precious ingredient, sought after for its prestige, and for its power to enrich and regenerate skin. More than 25 years ago, La Prairie journeyed to the depths of the sea to capture precious caviar beads and harness their rare restorative powers. The result was the wonder of Skin Caviar, created with potent ingredients from caviar. 
Caviar is at the heart of La Prairie’s iconic collection and today is reinterpreted in a new, delicate and luxurious way.
La Prairie is introducing Skin Caviar Essence-In-Lotion, the new luxury pre-serum which hydrates and conditions skin so that then it is in the best conditions possible to receive the serums and treatments which follow.

 For the first time ever, La Prairie scientists have used a perfected steam distillation process to capture caviar components in a pure and crystal-clear, active fluide. 
Whereas classic lotions contain regular water, Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion is made with exclusive caviar water, the distillate obtained through the steam distillation of caviar beads. 
This technique allows to get a different blend of components than the ones obtained from a classical extraction. In lieu of regular water, caviar water complements the properties of La Prairie’s rare and precious caviar extract, known for its firming and lifting benefits. So sophisticated, Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion enhances the skin’s tone and helps to immediately improve skin’s hydration and elasticity, offering women a new exquisite experience.
 The treatment lotion also features La Prairie’s extraordinary cellular complex. This proprietary complex has been at the heart of each La Prairie skincare formulation for four decades, providing nutrients, energizing factors and age-fighting ingredients that help with age delaying, moisture retention, and revitalizing dull skin. Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion is the ultimate indulgence to firm and lift skin for a suppler and smoother skin.

Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion is gentle yet effective. It has been developed to be the first step of your skincare routine, before applying serum. It is the new call for skin's beauty, it leaves skin refined, firmer and moisturized it is your new must-have to increase the performance of your daily routine. The formula is light-textured featuring powerful ingredients to ensure timeless beauty.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

First looks of KENZO x HM collection revealed

H&M has revealed today three looks from the already much awaited KENZO x H&M collection which will arrive in store on November, 3rd 2016.
Each look is bursting with print, colour and individuality that define the collaboration.
These three looks gives a good idea of what expect from the collection and features a variety of artists and influencers which have been named ambassadors of the collaboration such as student and activist Amy Sall, makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench and musician Oko Ebombo. The collection is set to be playful, energetic and full of prints in typical KENZO style.
The three looks shown are dominated by the iconic KENZO tiger print and I don't know you but I already can't wait to see more!

Enjoy the sun with Ultrasun!

Ultrasun sun range is really effective in keeping your skin protected from the harmful UV rays. It is really the perfect choice if you have sensitive skin as all products are free from perfume, emulsifiers and preservatives. In fact if you are prone to sun allergies it is the brand I would go for. Ultrasun sun products prevent sun burns and help reduce the risk of premature ageing.
If you are a sport freak and share your time between a beach volley game and a swim you will love Ultrasun Spf 30 Sports Gel. This sun protection has a gel-like texture and is transparent so no more white traces or sun cream streaks. It is just the best protection for sports lovers, so you can concentrate on your favorite activities without having to worry about sun burns!

If your concern on the other hand is getting dark spots from your tan Ultrasun Spf 50+ Anti-Pigmentation Face and Body are the best option for you. Both sun protection have a gel-like texture and cointain anti-oxidants combined with anti-pigmentation ingredients to help treat an uneven complexion and visibly reduce dark spots. They effectively target hyper-pigmentation and prevent new dark spots caused by the sun from forming.
And after a day in the sun it is time to sooth and cool our skin with Ultrasun After Sun. The gel-like lotion is very easy to apply and feels great on the skin, it has a cooling and moisturing effect on skin. It also activates the skins biological repair system to heal skin quicker in case of light sun burns.

Mercedes-Benz Man

Mercedes-Benz presents its latest masculine fragrance : Mercedes-Benz Man. The fragrance created by master perfumer Olivier Cresp is an aromatic fragrance with top notes of pear and ambrette, middle notes of of geranium and cedar and base notes of oakmoss and palisander rosewood. An alluring and addictive fragrance.
The Mercedes-Benz man has a strong personality and its unique just like its fragrance. He is used to be in the spotlight, he is the actor of his life.
The strong silhouette of the high-tech bottle is stunning and soft to the touch matte black, baring the emblematic Star set in a halo of glass which stands out against the deep blue background.
The range includes Edt 50 ml and 100 ml as well as shower gel and deodorant stick.

is available now

Rituals Sun Karma

As a big fan of Rituals skincare range, their shower foams are between my favourite in my beauty routine I could not wait to try their sun range.
As always with Rituals they have a Karma also when it comes about sun protection:
Sun Karma : Protect your skin, enjoy the sun. It is exactly what I did!
The Sun Protection SPF 30 Milky Spray looks very much like my beloved shower foams so we are off to a good start. The lotion is quickly absorbed by skin, is hydrating and non-sticky at all. It cointains a powerful anti-oxidant complex with Organic White Tea, Vitamin E and Ginkgo Biloba. It has a pleasant scent and I think the spray bottle is pretty handy on the beach. I also like the fact that it doesn't leave any white traces behind and it hydrates without feeling greasy. Plus I have to say I just love the acqua colour of the packaging so pretty and fresh.
The Milky Spray is water-resistant and helps to protect skin against sunburn and premature aging caused by UVA/UVB rays for a beautiful golden glow!
The After Sun Hydrating Lotion with Aloe Vera and Gingko Biloba feels lovely on the skin, it calms and nourishes skin after the sun exposure while also ensuring to prolong your tan. The cooling formula is really a plus, it is quickly absorbed by skin leaving it feeling refreshed and nourished. 

Sun Range
is available at
Rituals Stores and on

Monday, 25 July 2016

Kobe Bryant at Ferrari

Kobe Bryant, the great star of Los Angeles Lakers, made a whirlwind visit to Maranello, where he tested the F12tdf on the track and the GTC4Lusso on the road. While visiting the factory, Kobe also took interest in the cars’ design, manufacturing and personalization aspects, as well as in Ferrari’s history and values. The e visit was also marked by a picture on the track, in front of the building that houses Enzo Ferrari’s office, flanked by the Ferrari California T and the 488GTB. A legend paid a visit to another legend.

Katy Perry and COVERGIRL present the new products for Summer 2016

COVERGIRL together with Katy Perry present Covergirl's new products for a trendy Summer 2016.
Days get longer and nights are warmer at the same time, the long-awaited festivals during the summer nights
where the key element is a fresh makeup look, with expressive eyes and above all resistant to high temperatures. COVERGIRL launches a new tailored look for a summer full of glamour and freshness.
For sensational eyelashes under a starry sky you will definetely need COVERGIRL  Plumpify BlastPro by Lashblast. The spiral-shaped brush the biggest ever created by COVERGIRL, combined with an innovative formula guarantees a lifting effect and spectacular lashes. With the additional movement, eyelashes appear
darker and expanded - for a beautiful expressive look. The mascara combines perfectly with the new lipsticks Outlast Outlast Longwear as well as with the Stay Brilliant nail polish. They both illuminate lips and nails with their fresh and vivid colors.
And as their names suggest: the color holds. In addition, the Cheekers blush gives a natural, luminous complexion for hours. This way you can create your summer trend looks in a flash!

Plumpify BlastPro by Lashblast Mascara really plumpifies lashes with up to 50% volume boost. For full beautiful lashes! Thanks to its double action brush that vertically lifts lashes from the roots it guarantees to plump lashes without clumps.
With the Outlast Longwear lipsticks you no longer have to choose between moisture or colour that last as much as you do, as you can have both. These lipsticks are very longwearing and don't flake or crumble. It is really moisturizing and feels really fresh on the lips. Choose between the 12 gorgeous shades.
The Cheekers Blushes are perfect for on the go as it is super easy to apply and will give you a glowing natural look all day long.
Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss  is now available in three new beautiful shades: Rose Gold, Mink and Camel.

new Summer 2016 products 
are available now
exclusively at Migros

L'Occitane & mr. wonderful present "My Beauty Basket"

L'Occitane has teamed up with mr. wonderful to create this unique "Panier Beauté". One side an accessory brand with a positive attitude characterized by funny designs on the other a beauty brand which relies on natural products with colourful packaging..a match made in heaven as both brands share the same values of optimism and authenticity. 
This Beauty Basket which has the resemblance of a real pic-nic basket and cointains some of L'Occitane bestsellers products takes us for a bike ride to the fields of Provence.
L'Occitane My Beauty Basket is a limited edition and is already set to become a collectors' item for any L'Occitane fan out there. It can be used to keep all your L'Occitane's favourite minis or if you are feeling really creative it can be reused for other purposes in the house as it looks great even as a plant pot!
My Beauty Basket cointains: 1 Delightful Rose Hand cream 10 ml, 1 Shea Butter Dry Skin Foot Cream 10 ml, 1 Relaxing Pillow Mist 15 ml, 1 Jasmin & Bergamot Body Milk 50 ml, 1 Almond Shower Oil 35 ml, 1 Jasmin & Bergamot Perfumed Soap 50g.

Mon Panier Beauté
is available 
from the beginning of August 2016
L'Occitane boutiques
and on

Taste the Now this Summer with Moët Rosé Impérial

Summer is well and truly on its way and now I can really savor my Summer thanks to my Moët Summer Set. How pretty are those Flamingos Mini Moët Rosé Impérial bottles? Did you know that a group of flamingo is called a flamboyance? Moët is bringing a touch of flamboyance with this limited edition which is just perfect for summer: a bold splash of bright pink flamingos.
It really fits well with this wine, the most extrovert, radiant and pink in true Moët & Chandon style.
Let's share with it with your friends and share a memorable #moetmoment!
Joyful and fun-loving these flamingos are the perfect match for the Moët Rosé Impérial and the perfect way to add glamour to your Summer! Moët Rosé Impérial Limited Edition with flamingos is available in the regular bottle (750 ml) and in the stylish Mini Moët sizes (20 cl).
So ready, set rosé! Let's dive into summer with an all new champagne "on the rocks" experience with the new Moët Rosé Impérial, the world's first rosé champagne to be enjoyed on ice.
Available only in Summer at global hotspots Moët Rosé Impérial  is the most revolutiary experience in the sun this summer!
Fresh, vibrant and served on ice Moët Rosé Impérial stylishly breaks traditional champagne rules, only Moët & Chandon could have pionereed this new way of enjoying rosé champagne.

 “Moët & Chandon’s pioneering spirit is legendary. We created the world’s first champagne specifically created to be enjoyed on ice with Moët Ice Impérial. Now, we’re the first to innovate its rosé expression,” said Stéphane Baschiera, President and CEO of Moët & Chandon. “Moët Ice Impérial Rosé is a new way to drink rosé champagne, and an occasion to #openthenow.”

It’s a moment, a sensation, a rallying cry. 
It’s an attitude that unites us on this bold journey called life, and that revels in the thrill of living.
 Life is happening in the NOW, all around us.
 Life doesn’t wait, and neither do we. 
So have faith in the NOW. 
And have no regrets. 
Because every second is an experience. 
And every experience is a #moetmoment to live. 

On June 11th, 2016, the world’s most-loved champagne brought its 1st edition of Moët Party Day to life. This single, extraordinary day was filled with celebration and #moetmoment around the globe. An astounding 35 markets shared in the experience: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium/Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Why June 11th? First, June is the gateway to summer. But also, June 11th is also a milestone in the history of savoir-fête, or Moët & Chandon’s savoir-faire when it comes to celebration. On June 11th, 1967, the celebratory champagne spray was born at the 24-hour Le Mans race in France. American driver and winner Dan Gurney did something unexpected when he was handed a Jeroboam bottle of Moët & Chandon on the podium: he sprayed champagne over the crowd! And just like that, a joyous new celebration was born. 

“Moët Party Day is a modern, fresh and vibrant take on Moët & Chandon’s greatest tradition since 1743, which is creating #moetmoment around the world,” said Arnaud de Saignes, International Director of Marketing and Communications for Moët & Chandon. “We thank everyone who celebrated with us, and who helped bring our savoir-fête to life in a new, global way.”

Keep your coloured hair looking gorgeous this Sumer with Paul Mitchell Color Protect Locking Spray

Summer is great, time to relax in the sun, on a beach or by the pool. Unfortunately if you have coloured hair  like me Summer can also mean faded colour and straw-like hair. Not anymore thanks to my new hair best friend: Paul Mitchell Color Protect Locking Spray. The spray thanks to sunflower extracts provides sun protection and prevent colour from fading while conditioning extracts add moisture and shine. Paul Mitchell Color Protect Locking Spray makes hair look conditioned and super shiny for a gorgeous beach look!

Color Protect Locking Spray
is available at 
your nearest Paul Mitchell Salon

Similasan: beauty made by nature

More and more people suffer from skin hypersensitivity. The causes are varied and often difficult to identify. Given the countless range of skincare products on the market, it becomes increasingly difficult to find the right one. Especially women over 30 years of age, want to regain healthy and beautiful skin all without harming the body.
Maintaining an intact skin barrier is the basis for a radiant and relaxed skin. Similasan, thanks to the force of nature develops delicate products for healthy and beautiful skin. Now thanks to this Similasan Summer set you will be able to try some of Similasan skincare range while travelling. Comprises of a full size Shower Cream, a 24H Face Cream, Gel-to-milk cleanser and Face Serum in travel sizes, this set comes with a 100%  fairtrade cotton makeup bag.
The Cleanser thanks to its innovative gel-to-milk formulation which you have to mix with water before use it is particurarly suited for sensitive skin. It is very mild and has also a soothing effect. The 24H Face Cream is rapidly absorbed by skin and nourishes skin with a long-lasting effect. Skin is soft and visibly toned.
The Face Serum with no emulsifiers restores the skin's balance while providing long-lasting hydration. It also reduces wrinkles caused by dryness. A shower with the Similasan Shower Cream will be a pleasure, thanks to its mild formulation it gently cleanses skin without drying.
The products are 100% made in Switzerland.

Summer set
is available now
at selected retailers