Thursday 26 February 2015

Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase

I would like to introduce you to a product I recently discovered in the name of Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase .
 It helps prevent skin from feeling tight and smoothes premature lines and also brings intense moisture and well-being for skin.







Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase cointains four powerful ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic acid complex which helps restore the skin's moisture levels
  • Katafray bark extract stimulates the skin's natural moisturization process
  • Inca peanut oil replenishes the skin's hydrolipidic film
  • Irish moss extract delivers more moisture
In order to restore the skin's ability to retain moisture, Clarins research looked to combine Inca peanut oil and Irish moss extract  ingredients  known for their moisturizing ability with Hyaluronic acid complex and Katafray bark extract which help the skin regain a fresh look and a feeling of ultimate comfort.





The texture of the product is 1/5 oil-based and 4/5 water-based, shaking the bottle before application blends both phasis together. The serum is immediately absorbed by skin, and perfectly hydrated the skin is more receptive to products applied afterwards.




Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase 
is part of Clarins HydraQuench range


Wednesday 25 February 2015

Fill your home with gorgeous fruity scents with Yankee Candles!

If you are following me on Instagram you probably already know how much I love scented candles and in particular Yankee Candles, they are without a doubt my favourite. I just love them, I personally think they are a lovely addition to any home, they are a nice touch, they add warmth and make the room smell nice. I buy them for myself but I  personally think they make for a wonderful gift all year round.
You can imagine how happy I was when I got sent these two fragrances: Red Raspberry and Pink Grapefruit which for me are new as I have not had them before.
First of all I would like to say that Yankee Candles come in wide range of flavours and shapes so you are sure to find one that suits you, from classic to contemporary just pick yours!





These two candles are very fruity, so if you're a fruit lover these two flavours are perfect for you! The Red Raspberry one comes in what we call a Large Jar and is really tangy sweet and full of nature's goodness. The room is filled with a gorgeous  scent of ripe, delicious raspberries. It has a hint of sweetness to it and it is really a gorgeous freshly-picked aroma. It makes me think of picking fresh raspberries on a nice summer day!




The Pink Grapefruit one, comes in a Little Jar and  will really give your home a citrus burst!  Perfect ripe, sunkissed fruit bursting with bright, tingly citrus to enliven your senses.
Your home will have a gorgeous scent of tangy pink grapefruits!
Of course both flavours are available in different size jars but also as tarts and tea lights.





Yankee Candles are available on
www.yankeecandle.ch

Preview MAC Toledo Collection

I can't believe how many exciting news MAC is giving us lately..after Prabal Gurung, Red Red Red, MAC Cinderella now is time for MAC TOLEDO! MAC has really a thing with pairing up with some of the most creative people from the fashion and the beauty industry..and this may be one of the coolest collection yet!


Fashion’s most romantic couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, are renowned for their award-winning and
imaginative work in fashion design and illustration.
This unique collaboration with M∙A∙C pairs Isabel’s sensational penchant for colour
with Ruben’s vibrant energy in a palette of hues.








The collection is certainly bold and colourful, with palette of green and purple eyeshadows, coloured mascaras and vibrant red lipsticks all thanks to Isabel's creativity. 
On the other hand the illustrations of Ruben decorate the eyeshadow cases and lipsticks.









I will be attending a special MAC Toledo event next week so I will be able to try out the products and tell you more about the range!

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Stop to hair breakage thanks to the new L'Occitane Body & Strength scalp essence!

We all have experience hair breakage from time to time and it is good to know that L'Occitane is coming to our rescue with the Body & Strength  Scalp Essence.
It is a revitalizing serum which helps stimulate the scalp and limit the fall of fine and fragile hair due to breakage. Fantastic!





The formula made with 5 stimulating essential oils and strengthening amino acids, gives body and strength to the hair.
If you combine it with a scalp massage, the serum will also help stimulate the microcirculation and limit hair fall due to breakage.
The hair will look and feel stronger and revitalized from the roots to the end and its effectiveness is proven with 4 times less hair fall.




The serum comes with a practical directional spray dispenser which makes the application quite easy. Just massage the serum on your scalp, trying to make a light pressure with your fingertips to enhance microcirculation, comb and then rinse. You can use it on dry or wet hair, I would recommend once a day or for an intensive treatment twice a day. See improvements from the first application! I am really impressed and I would like to recommend it to anyone with fine and fragile hair wanting a boost.
L'Occitane Body & Strenght Scalp Essence is part of L'Occitane new Body & Strength range launching mid March and comprising also of Body & Strength Shampoo and Body & Strenght 1-minute intensive care.
The range thanks to  5 essentials oils such as: Juniper, Ylang Ylang, Cypress, Cedar and Rosemary is formulated to help strenghten hair and reduce hair fall and breakage.


L'Occitane Body & Strenght Range
 will be available from
Mid-March 2015
 at L'Occitane stores and on
 www.loccitane.ch









CLINIQUE New signature scent Aromatics in White

Clinique is giving  us Aromatics in White, the new feminine fragance born as the successor of the cult Aromatics Elixir.
I didn't think it was possible to beat the original Aromatics Elixir, as the fragrance has really reached cult status in the years but somehow Clinique has managed this.
Aromatics in White with its new modern take on Aromatics Elixir for me it is a  sophisticated and seductive scent set to reach cult status as its precedessor thanks to its fresh floral intriguing scent.






I don't know you but when I think  about white white sheets and fresh roses are the first things that come to my mind and the colour certainly reminds me of purity, serenity and calm.
Well there is certainly a surprising dimension in white: pure, refined and aglow with warmth. With top notes alluring of Sichuan Pepper, violet leaves and labdanum and a heart of floral shades of roses and orange blossom with patchouli  Aromatics in White creates an harmonious mix of floral and earthy textures. Sensual and depth to fragrance are brought by leather musk , amber and vanilla.
The creator of the fragrance Nicolas Beaulieu on creating the fragrance " I have always been fascinated with the magic of Aromatics Elixir and  its attraction on the skin. I wanted to convey the feeling with a new modern composition".
The bottle is a tribute to white sporting an all white opaque look very minimal but yet so chic. Clinique Aromatics in White is available as 30ml and 50 ml.
It has already become my to go fragrance for Spring!



Pure and refined, Clinique's Aromatics in White eau de parfum celebrated the complexity of surprising dimensions. With its confident interplay of serene woods, transparent petals and warm amber notes, this alluring scent will leave a trail of intrigue.







CLINIQUE AROMATICS IN WHITE 

is already available exclusively at Marionnaud 
and
from March 1st 2015 also 
at Clinique counters and  on
 www.ch.clinique.com


A chilly Sunday by the lake!

 On Sunday the sun was shining so what better than a walk by the lake? We did exactly that and squeezed in a little shooting, too. Don't be fooled by the images though thinking it was warm, as the a cold wind was blowing so it was really cold! Honestly I reached the point where I can't wait for Spring now,  sporting Spring outfits, not having to wear big coats, thighs..and about 100 layers! Hurry up Spring, please!!
Anyway in the meantime I was wearing a  patterned pencil skirt from Zara which I have recently got in the sales paired with a H&M mustard sweater. My blue clutch made the outfit stand out and I thought made a nice match against the mustard jumper. I finished off my look with my Veronica Ferraro x Dosenbach boots, which I think they look stylish and are also comfy!
Kept the jewellery simple and let my B.SHOU necklace do the talk !

XOXO

My-Sweetvalentine





































Jacket: AVANT PREMIERE MANOR
Jumper: H&M
Skirt: ZARA
Necklace: BSHOU
Beanie: H&M
Bag: MANOR
Bracelet: TORY BURCH
Shoes: VERONICA FERRARO x DOSENBACH

Monday 23 February 2015

Oscars 2015: My selection of best dressed on the Red Carpet

Hollywood celebrated last night the Oscars' winners and as usual all eyes were also on the Red carpet to enjoy the glamour that only Hollywood can offer.
I thought Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson looked stunning in her scarlet Saint Laurent gown suspended on a shoulder by a delicate sparkly strap. I also loved Reese Whiterspoon's monochrome Tom Ford gown, you can't go wrong with black and white after all. I love how she kept the look very polished and minimal also in her hair look. Sienna Miller and Naomi Watts also made it into my best dressed list as they both looked stunning in Oscar de la Renta and Armani Privé. Tones of white and blush seemed to be the colours of choice as seen on Gwineth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and  Juliane Moore.
Here is my selection of the best dressed on the Red carpet, see what you think.



Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford




Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta




Naomi Watts in Armani Privé




Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent



Gwineth Paltrow in Ralph and Russo



Jennifer Aniston in Versace

Lips are movin with Meghan Trainor for Clinique!

Grammy Award-nominated singer Meghan Trainor is a beauty lover and in particular a Clinique lover!
After less than a year on the music scene her career has rocketed, from scoring number 1 singles to Grammy nominations and now she has landed a beauty campaign with Clinique.
She has created together with Clinique a limited-edition make up bag and she has also curated a collection of nine of her favourite lip products, because Lips are moving!




Here Meghan's selection of her fav lip products:


Chubby Stick Baby Tint:

Popping Poppy

Long Lasting Soft Matte Lipstick:

Matte Mandarin
Matte Petal
Matte Beauty

Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss:

Raspberry

Long Last Glosswear:

Kissyfit
Tenderheart
Honeybunch



Meghan's Trainor Favourite Lipcolors
are available at selected Clinique's counters 
and on
www.ch.clinique.com

Friday 20 February 2015

Living Lalique the new feminine fragrance from Lalique

I was so happy to attend the presentation of the new perfume by Lalique "Living Lalique" in Zurich.
Already a fan of Lalique's perfumes I am already in love with Living by Lalique.
A bold fragrance, reflecting the urban, contemporary, active life of the Lalique woman.

"A moment of emotion. A flight of swallows. A window opening onto a world of timeless luxury".






In the advertising campaign we see a representation of the Lalique woman: cosmopolitan, elegant and classy. The art deco window is the same in all three pictures but the cities in the background changes..cosmopolitan New York, stylish Paris and urban London with the Swallows flying in the sky. Superb!


LIVING LALIQUE

A dream-like fragrance, sculpted from materials as luminous as crystal.
A soaring fragrance, inspired by the elegant swallow Lalique has chosen as its emblem.







Living Lalique starts off with effusive, crystalline notes of bergamot, sparkling black pepper, sweetly aromatic nutmeg and  majestic iris is at the heart of the fragrance.
Richard Ibanez who signs Living Lalique  in order to showcase the modernity of this timeless refined note has softened it with an accord of vanilla and almond-scented tonka bean.
The woody accents of the iris together with the smokiness of the vetiver the sandalwood and the warmth of the Cashmere wood give life to a really sophisticated fragrance.






The bottle of Living Lalique as always  with Lalique's fragrances is absolutely gorgeous and was inspired by the ribbed design of the "Carnette fleur" model, and Art-Nouveau style bottle created in 1911 by René Lalique.
The bottle has a heavy glass bottle which emphasizes its majesty, the metal ring that goes around the collar has the name of the fragrance engraved on it and the cap well frankly for me this is the best bit  as it features Lalique's  emblem the swallows. The box is also in Art Deco style and is adorned by the golden swallows, set against a delicately embossed white background.
The Eau de Parfum bottle is available in 50 and 100 ml.







Living Lalique is also offered as Extrait de Parfum the noblest and most highly concentrated form of the fragrance with an even richer measure of orris butter. It is proposed in two outstanding presentations: a precious crystal bottle and a very exclusive limited edition of twelve crystal bottles decorated with gold leaf.





In the crystal bottle the transparent Swallows motif is set against a sandblasted crystal background. A stylized iris bouquet showcases the fragrance's starring ingredient on the stopper.
The crystal bottle is cointained in a luxurious white diamond-shaped coffret, inspired by Lalique's jewel boxes.











The prestigious Edition of twelve crystal bottles  are decorated with gold  leaf. The bottle also features four sandblasted crystal "windows" adorned with swallows covered in gold leaf, separated by crystal ribs. For the delicate gilding operation, Lalique called on the Ateliers Gohard. The 22.5-carat gold leaf is then applied according to the gelatin technique, which gives maximum brilliance.
The diamond-shape coffret is made of white lacquered wood with a matt finish. Circled with a gold metal band engraved with the name of the fragrance, the coffret is crowned with the seal of Lalique.







LIVING LALIQUE
Available in Switzerland
From March 2015

Wednesday 18 February 2015

DODO reopens its flagship store right in the heart of Paris

Dodo, the Pomellato brand, which has been part of the Kering group for one year relaunches its Parisian spirit with the reopening of its flagship store in 350, Rue Saint-Honoré, right in the heart of Paris.
The distinguished features of the new store which aims to stimulate the sixth-sense imagination are the result of  designer Paola Navone's creativity.
With a contemporary, yet chic and with a Parisian charme the concept is refined. The walls are covered in black and white mosaic with flowers which make the atmosphere is really exclusive with unexpected combinations throughout the store such as wooden tables contrasting with velvet chairs and pillars in untreated wood which support the display units.
It looks as if Dodo has found its perfect new home, right in the heart of Paris.











Dodo Boutique
Rue Saint Honoré 350
75001 PARIS