Thursday, 19 April 2018

Yves Rocher Hydra Végétal

Yves Rocher is introducing the Hydra Végétal range. The highlight of the range for me is the Hydra Végétal 48H Non-stop Moisturizing Gel Cream. The Botanical Beauty researchers at Yves Rocher have selected Edulis for its ability to capture water and retain it in its leaves. The exctract Edulis Cellular Water an hydration activator helps store water in all the layers of skin, blocking it and releasing it for continous hydration. So definetely no more thirsty skin! The 48H Non-stop Moisturizing Gel Cream with its light and fresh texture provides for deep hydration and gives us plump skin  and a fresher complexion.
For a total Hydro Végétal routine why not try also the Radiance Exfoliating Gel and Ultra-Fresh Cleansing Gel? The exfoliating gel thanks to bamboo micrograins gets rid of dead cells and impurities ensuring for smoother, softer and more radiant skin. The Ultra-Fresh Cleansing Gel enriched with Edulis feels fresh and comfortable on the skin while removing any trace of impurities and make up to reveal clean and soft skin.

Hydra Végétal
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Let's step into Spring!

Warmer weather is finally here so that can only mean one thing: transitioning your wardrobe into Spring! The weather is surely warmer but definetely not settled so to dress appropriately for this time of the year can be quite tricky. A good transitional piece for Spring for me is this H&M duster coat which is just the right weight for those not-so-warm days and the red/orange colour just gives me good vibes! Nothing screams Spring like a fresh pair of crisp white trainers and mine are brand new from the Camila Cabello collection for Skechers. They are not only super comfy but also trendy and stylish! I am giving my look a boost with some new aviator style sunglasses from Cerjo. For me they are true must-have and will never go out of fashion!

Coat: H&M
Top: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Sunglasses: CERJO 
Bracelet: TORY BURCH

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

No filtered needed with MAKE UP FOREVER ULTRA HD range

Dany Sanz founder and Artistic Director of MAKE UP FOREVER knows that as technology grows cameras are more and more precise. This of course is great news for tech lovers but no so great news for makeup artists who face the challenge to keep up with technology and therefore they need to evolve and change their technique and habits. Well, thanks to MAKE UP FOREVER new ULTRA HD products their job has just become much easier. ULTRA HD welcomes in the range three new 4K compatible products: ULTRA HD UNDERPAINTING, ULTRA HD PERFECTOR and ULTRA HD SOFT LIGHT. With these three products you definetely won't need any filters as they help you to create that much sought after perfect complexion. The ULTRA HD UNDERPAINTING is a must-have palette to correct and unify imperfections thanks to the two colour correctors and two complexion correctors. (available in 5 shades). The ULTRA HD PERFECTOR with its lightweight and buildable formula and advanced technology allows you to correct irregularities and to blur imperfections while giving you beautiful light and radiance. (available in 8 shades)
Looking to achieve the ultimate glowing complexion? Reach for HD SOFT LIGHT, a liquid highlighter that instantly gives you a luminous glow and a soft sheen. (available in 4 shades).
Of course lips and eyes are not forgotten with the Eye & Lip Primer which thanks to its triple action formula prepares skin for makeup as well as minimizing imperfections and fine wrinkle by creating a smooth base.
Definetely no filter needed then with MAKE UP FOREVER new ULTRA HD additions!






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GLAMGLOW's super famous Gravity Mud gets a glitter makeover with the new #GLITTERMASK. Of course all the firming benefits of the original Gravitymud are there plus the glitter factor! 
Apply the mask and let the mask deliver the targeted ingredients Teoxi Complex of Licorice and Marshmallow Leaf for firmer and more defined skin while you see the glitters changing colours as it dries. Of course in the meantime you can take as many sparkly selfies as you like!
The glitters are encapsulated in the gel mask so they once you peel off the mask all the glitters will be removed with it so you can be a glitter girl without the worry of sparkling residues.
Skincare from now on can be sexy and fun with #GLITTERMASK!

Bring Spring into your home with Yankee Candles!

Hello Spring! Time to change the house décor and to infuse some subtle-warm tones that will take our home from cozy into a breezy retreat! Fresher additions that help us getting rid of the Winter blues and really welcome Spring into our homes!
I personally do this by removing all Winter heavy fur throws and wolly pillows and swap them for lighter fabrics ones. I then store away all the dark colours ornaments and replace them with fresher colours ones this year I am loving pastels shades.
I also like to add some green to the house i.e. with a new leafy plant or fresh flowers as they can really get the house in a beautiful Spring mood. I personally love tulips but also love roses and cherry blossoms.
Of course the Spring transition includes also my beloved Yankee Candles as I am swapping my Winter scents with some new ones with Spring fragrances. I love to place them all around the house as they are really a great way to add fresh scents to the house and lift your mood, too! I am loving the new A Calm and Quiet Place with gentle Jasmine, patchouli and warmer musk it is just the perfect scent for a quiet night in. If you are a lover of sweet scents go for Sweet Nothing with warm vanilla, musk and amber. Another of my favourite new scents is definetely Rainbow Cookie. Not only I love the baby pink colour of the candle but also the citrus, peach and sweet vanilla frosting fragrance it releases in the house. Perfect for Spring is also Sun-Drenched Apricot Rose bringing a full bloom scent of lush apricot and soft petals.

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

COLLISTAR LIBERA S/S 2018 Collection

The new S/S 2018 make-up collection LIBERA by Collistar tells and colors the free spirit hidden within each of us. 
The muse of the new LIBERA collection by Collistar does not seek elsewhere but inspiration within herself, she loves to reinvent herself and play with powders and colors, to make her look unique. How to picture her? Young, cheerful, self-ironic, determined and independent.


"Free to be herself and other 1000 different women at the same time"

The highlights of the collection for me are the 10 Eye Shadow Palettes, available in 4 different colours variations (Minimal, Happy, Fashion and Glamour) they are all versatile, perfect for those who desire to create customized looks to suit every mood and occasion in absolute freedom. Smart and compact the 10 eye shadows palettes feature matte, satin and pearl-effect textures that allow for endless combinations. There is a palette to suit everyone from Minimal for a sophisticated nude look to Fashion for a woman with a sensual and provocative look.
Finish off your glamourous eye look with a touch of Mascara Volume Unico Waterproof. Surely a must-have the Mascara Volume Unico Waterproof is designed to give you a "tailor-made" look with an instant volumising, thickening and shaping effect.
Hello Sexy Glossy lips with the Sexy Lip Glosses with Vitamin E and Spf 20 they instantly make lips plumper and super sexy with a super shiny gloss.
Perfect for quick touch-ups or as an all-over foundation the BB Sticks Perfect Touch-Ups Spf 10s thanks to their exclusive formula with Hyaluronic Acid and Multi-Perfection System (Collistar's complex which molds the light to leave skin looking beautiful and glowing. This is a true winner product for me, great to have always handy for quick touch-ups and tailor-made corrections. Thanks to the special applicator the BB Stick is very easy to use and the creamy, soft texture blends perfectly. Perfection ready-to-go!

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Summer-Body ready with NUXE

Warmer days are ahead and let's face it we start thinking about Summer holidays and of course Summer body! Although I don't like to do anything dramatic I do like to try my best do get my body ready for Summer. This of course not only involves trying to be more active, drink lots of water and do more sport but also give my body some extra love and care. Lately I am trying to go for a run each day and when I come back there is nothing that I enjoy more than a warm soak in the bath and then pamper my body! While enjoying my favourite herbal tea I give my body a luxurious treat with NUXE Nuxuriance Ultra Body Cream. The cream is voluptuosly rich and gives you an intense nourishing effect. The rich texture really gives you velvety soft skin while leaving a delicate perfume of floral notes on skin. Nuxuriance Ultra Body Cream thanks to the ultimate anti-aging innovation also corrects the 5 major signs of skin aging. Thanks to the concentrated power of Saffron and Bougainvillea Bi-Floral Cells it delivers great results. Skin is firmer, more toned and smoother. And to treat those stubborn areas (especially on hips and thighs) lately I am using NUXE Body-Contouring Oil Anti-Dimpling. Enriched in 9 essential oils this body oil helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite, while toning and refining hips and thighs. The road towards a Summer-ready body is still long ahead but surely I found some great allies with NUXE Nuxuriance Ultra Body Cream and Body-Contouring Oil.

Which cleanser should you use? Caudalie has a solution for everyone!

Every woman is different and every woman has her own skincare rituals. What is sometimes neglected is the importance of the cleansing/make-up removal routine as it is definetely an important step to have beautiful and radiant skin. Caudalie is giving us 5 great cleansing products with 5 different textures with 90% natural ingredients to cater for every skin types and every needs.

"Since the beginning of Caudalie, my wish is to accompany women
in their beauty routine. 
In terms of cleaning and make-up removal our products showcase natural beauty.
Effective and based on natural ingredients, they are the best allies for
keep skin clean and looking young"
Mathilde Thomas

When it comes about your cleansing routine which product do you prefer? Cleansing milk, oil, Micellar water or foam? Whatever is your favourite texture Caudalie has the product to suit your needs and desires. All textures are made from natural ingredients and offer tailor-made solutions adapted to different skin types combining both efficiency and sensoriality. So which cleanser should you choose? I would go for a foam cleanser for purified skin, an oil cleanser is a great option to remove waterproof makeup. Dry skin? I would probably opt for a milk cleanser as it can nourish skin, too on top of cleansing. On the other hand if you are looking for an all-in-one solution I would go for cleansing Water as it simultaneously cleanses skin and removes make-up.
Or why not mix and match? Yes, just like you can do with facial masks it is time to try and mix the products and discover the different textures for a true tailor-made cleansing experience.

Micellar Cleansing Water

Thanks to the light and refreshing formula infused 
with bio-moisturising grape water and soothing chamomile 
this Micellar Cleansing Water both hydrates and soothes 
skin while getting rid of dirt and impurities. It can be used on both face and eyes.

Instant Foaming Cleanser

This soap-free foam infused with moisturising grape extract, 
purifying sage and soothing chamomile is light and airy gently cleanses skin.

Make-up Remover Cleansing Oil

This Make-up Remover Cleansing oil thanks to its formula
 with graper-seed, sweet almond oil, sunflower and castor oil gently removes all types of make-up even waterproof one without leaving a greasy film.

Gentle Cleansing Milk

This creamy milk cleanser feels very luxurious and it is enriched 
with nourishing and soothing agents to protect and hydrate skin.
It gently cleanses and removes make-up as well as providing 
an immediate and long lasting comfort.

Moisturizing Toner

A great product to complete your cleansing routine the Moisturizing
 Toner removes the last traces of make-up and left impurities
 while refreshing and toning skin.

Featured products available at Caudalie Boutiques, selected pharmacies and on

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

How do you like your morning?

How do you like your morning? Coffee belongs to those who get up early: for the Swiss, the morning coffee comes before breakfast or even a few more hours of sleep and it occupies the first place in the daily morning ritual. Let's face it all of us have different morning routines from going for a jog, reading the news or checking mails coffee is usually on everyone's list of priorities!
However when it comes about coffee, not everyone likes it in the same way, as shown from a recent Nespresso survey. There are difference in the size of the cup as Swiss Italians and people from the Romandie will tend to prefer a short and strong coffee while Swiss Germans usually prefer a longer coffee.
During the week, the Swiss give great importance to starting the day with a coffee. Time for moments of relaxation before embarking on the hectic pace of everyday life and to sleep long enough come respectively in second and third position. Age is an important factor here: while 16-29 year olds are more concerned about getting enough sleep, the ritual of coffee seems to gain in importance with age. Surprisingly, even though Switzerland is considered a nation attached to breakfast, the latter is mentioned only in fifth position.
For their morning coffee, about half of Swiss opt for an option with milk: 62% of respondents like to drink their coffee with milk, especially in German-speaking Switzerland (66%). Ticino follows where 63% of the population prepares its morning coffee by adding milk. With 49%, people from Romandy tend to consume a little less coffee in the morning than the rest of the country. 
With 5 varieties of Lungo coffee, Nespresso offers a selection of coffees of different intensities, perfect to be enjoyed in the morning in 100ml cups and great combined with milk if desired. The Lattissima One, a machine with an integrated milk emulsifier or the Aeroccino "stand alone" version for an aerated milk froth are also the perfect accessories to prepare a delicious latte at the touch of a button. The cups of the modern collection Pixie Lungo, available in different sizes and colors of dawn, or the Nespresso travel mug in the warm colors of wood, are the perfect addition to your morning coffee routine.

Photo courtesy of Nespresso