Saturday 31 May 2014

My Summer Essentials

I don't know you but when we start getting into May my mind starts thinking about Summer and with Summer..of course holidays!
With the temperature rising even here in Switzerland, the first thing to worry about is sun protection.
If you like me love being out in the sun it is important to always wear sun protection!
I always wear a very high protection on my face such as KIEHL'S ULTRA LIGHT DAILY UV DEFENSE SPF 50 and if you like me suffer from dark spots I would suggest you go for  CLINIQUE EVEN BETTER DARK SPOT DEFENSE SPF 45. They both are nice to be worn under make up and don't leave that white chalk effect that most high protection cream do. For those of you who are BB cream lovers try VICHY BB TINTED FACE FLUID SPF 50 it has a light and anti-shine texture and enhances and illuminate the complexion.
For the body I usually go for a spray as it is much more practical  and easy to use. I would recommend LA ROCHE POSAY ANTHELIOS XL SPRAY SPF 50 FOR FACE AND BODY. The spray gives a very high sun protection against UVA and UVB rays thanks to the patented filtering system Mexoplex combined with La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water. The spray is also suited for skin prone to sun intolerance or sun allergies.
I also love Sun protection in sticks and paricularly I love SISLEY SUPER STICK SOLAIRE SPF 30 and CLINIQUE TARGETED PROTECTION STICK SPF 35 as they both provide UVA/UVB protection for the sensitive areas of the face and are so practical to have always in the handbag.
When I am out and about in the sun I like to freshen up my face with a mist or a tonic spray. This Summer I will be using L'OCCITANE FRISSON DE VERVEINE BODY MIST and DR.HAUSCHKA FACIAL TONER. In fact I think all of L'OCCITANE FRISSON DE VERVEINE range will be perfect for bringing freshness and to cool down after a hot day in the sun.
The DR.HAUSCHKA FACIAL TONER is also good if your face is a bit red or irritated from the sun and it soothes and calms the skin.
I always say it is important to protect also your hair from the sun and so the WELLA SUN RANGE come to the rescue, they are perfect! I hate when my hair gets dry due to the sun rays and chlorine,  so I always wear Hair protection and WELLA SUN PROTECTION SPRAY is perfect as it gives protection from the UV rays and contains a vitamin complex that hydrates the hair. I also like WELLA SUN HAIR & BODY SHAMPOO as it is really good in removing impurities such as oils, sunscreen, salt and chlorine from skin and hair and leaves you cleansed and refreshed!
I like to apply an after sun lotion after I have been out in the sun and I would recommend DR.HAUSCHKA AFTER SUN LOTION as it really refreshes and relaxes skin after sunbathing, it cointains Calendula and Anthyllis extracts that soothe sun-stressed skin and it also helps tan to last longer.
I also believe in wearing a lipstick even on the beach, so I think CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICKS are just perfect to have with you as they are so easy to use and I always have them with me on the go. The new colours are also a must for Summer!

Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Spf 50

Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45

Vichy Capital Soleil BB Face Tinted Fluid

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Spf 50

Sisley Super Stick Solaire Spf 30

Clinique Targeted Protection Stick Spf 35

L'Occitane Frisson de Verveine Range

Dr.Hauschka Facial Toner

Wella Pro Sun Range

Dr.Hauschka After Sun Lotion

Clinique Chubby Stick

Friday 30 May 2014

KIEHL'S new Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

Kiehl's  Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner has been a must have product since its launch back in the 1960's. Today, the powerful formulation has been revived to create their latest product: Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash.

The rich, gel formula activates with water to create a creamy, dense foam that gently removes impurities without stripping skin of its essential moisture.
Formulated with Calendula Flower Extract and Glycerin, this deep cleansing face wash helps to soothe and replenish skin without over drying. Skin looks and feels instantly refreshed and revitalized.Use alone or with Kiehl's Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner.
Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash will be available in Switzerland from the beginning of June 2014 in all Kiehl's stores and online on

Thursday 29 May 2014

L'Occitane Aromachologie new ranges: Relaxing and Revitalizing

Last week I was invited to L'Occitane's presentation of their new Aromachologie range in Zürich.
The new Aromachologie ranges are one for relaxing and one for revitalizing.
Last year L'Occitane labs have put the bed time routine using  the new Relaxing line through a series of scientific tests.
It is a ritual, with 100% natural scent that combines 5 essentials oils from the Meditterean whose soothing effectiveness has been scientifically proven.
This ritual has been tested on women under the supervision of Dr. François Duforez, who works for the European Sleep Centre. The scientific results prove the beneficial effects on the bed time routine and its efficacity in creating a soothing sensation leading to a calm and relaxing night.


Relaxing Pillow Mist

Made with essential oils, this mist can be sprayed in your bedroom to create a calming atmosphere that promotes relaxation and well being.
Proven to be effective at creating a soothing sensation, conductive to a peaceful and relaxing night's sleep.
100 % Natural scent with proven soothing effectiveness.

Relaxing Massage Body Oil

This rich massage oil helps to relax the senses and ease away tensions.
Made with sweet almond oil from Provence, it leaves skin supple and satiny.
100% natural soothing scent.

Relaxing Perfumed Sachets

Filled with dried lavender and beads scented with essentials oils, these sachets release a relacing fragrance, making them ideal for bedtime.
100% natural scent, with finely measured essential oils, for a proven relaxing effect.

From the same range:

Relaxing Shower Gel, Relaxing Body Cream, Relaxing Bath Salts and Relaxing Essential Oil Blend.


Sometimes we need a little push in order to awake our spirits and revive our bodies.
This is an invigorating ritual with 100% natural scent, whose stimulating effects have been scientifically proven made with 5 essential oils from the Mediterrean: lemon, rosemary, grapefruit, mint and orange.

Revitalizing Body Scrub

To use once a week this Revitalizing Body Scrub made with sugar crystals, revitalizing essentials oils and lemon zest eliminates dead cells while invigorating the body and soul.

From the same range Revitalizing Shower Gel and Revitalizing Roll-On.

L'Occitane Aromachologie new ranges will be available this Summer in Switzerland.

La Prairie new Cellular Radiance Night Cream

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Night Cream is La Prairie new gem!
This treatment works in the night while your body rest, giving you a radiant, glowing skin.
It is an intensive formula that renews skin's inner luminosity , it also has a moisture-binding complex of perfecting and anchoring pepticles combined with mica and liquid crystals.
An advanced de-ageing cream it restores the natural defences of the skin.
It helps to replenish moisture lost during the day, and also helps to rebuild firmness and elasticity during the night.
This cream also gently exfoliates to improve skin's texture.
La Prairie Cellular Radiance Night Cream thanks to its rich texture is utter luxury, wake up to radiant skin!
La Prairie Cellular Radiance Night Cream is now available in Switzerland at your La Prairie counter!

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Saturday night date with my new Marant sandals..

While the weather turned for the better on Saturday night it was finally the right time to wear my new Isabel Marant Edris sandals..honestly I could not wait any longer! I really love these sandals! I paired them with a black&white H&M maxi skirt and top together with my Reed Krakoff micro boxer bag also in monochrome.

Top: H&M
Waistcoast: NEW YORKER
Skirt: H&M