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

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

Wednesday 20 May 2015

The new Vichy Normaderm BB Clear both conceals and reduces the appearance of imperfections

Every woman dreams about glowy, beautiful skin without imperfections. However 8 out of 10 women have to deal with imperfections even in adult age. The reasons can be due to stress, pollution, hormonal changes or inadequate skin care. A good number of these women tries to camouflage these imperfections with heavy foundation but often the result is not satisfactory.
The finish is not natural and the texture makes the skin look dull and can even point out the flawles. To facilitate the lives of these women Vichy searched the adequate formula that corrects and rebalance the complexion while letting skin breathe and fight imperfections day after day.
Vichy in launching Normaderm BB Clear offers a BB cream adapted to the needs of adult skin which presents itself with imperfections. Its unique formula instantly evens out skin tone and bring back radiance thanks to specially developed mineral pigments while also assuring a natural finish.
A new active mattifying ingredient: Air Licium  combined with absorbent powders control shine throughout the day allowing to obtain a perfectly matte finish.

Within a month of use imperfections are reduced by 23%. This result is due to the high concentration of salicylic acid and the antibacterial properties of Zinc. The cell renewal process can occur, dead cells are removed and pores are deeply cleaned. Week after week skin is looking smoother and purer.
Available in two shades: light and medium it has a SPF 16 and it is oil free. It can be applied in place of a day cream or used over it. I used it over my day cream and the result is beautiful, it controls shine, hydrates and gives me  really healthy looking skin.
The texture is featherweight made with non-clogging mineral pigments and enriched with Vichy Thermal Spa Water.

is now available
in pharmacies

Roger & Gallet: Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum

After Fleur de Figuier Edt launched in 2013 Roger & Gallet launches for the first time a more concentrate, richer and intense version: Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum. 

The fragrance is juicy, delicate and with a sweet aroma of fig it is a true Mediterranean homage to sweet fig fruits an fig blossom.
Surrounded by nature, beautiful, twisted and generous the fig tree gives one of the most delicious fruit in the world, filled with the Mediterranean sun.
Fleur de Figuier Edp pays tribute to this tree and the intense green of its leaves, its fleshy fruit and the milky sap of its branches.
The fragrance develops with a surprising velvety-silky aroma of purple wood together with patchouli and chypre shades. The top notes of juicy mandarin and sparkling lemon zest bring freshness accentuated by a touch of rose pepper.
A soft finish is provided by a touch of musk with woody accords blended with milky fig zest.
The fragrance is created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian who also signed the Edt.
The parfum is seductive, warm and sensual  and it is really the perfect fragrance for Spring!

Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum
is available in May 2015
at department stores
and pharmacies

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Take a tumble with MAC Wash & Dry

The MAC Wash & Dry Laundromat is open for business! 
This breezy bronzing collection inspired by bright, fresh hues is perfect for a full spin or just a quick tumble. Oh I love this kind of spring cleaning..
It is certainly going to be one of the most desirable MAC Summer make up collections thanks to its colourful bright colours for eyes and lips and for the gorgeous rainbow packaging which really makes you think of hot Summer days. The bronzed hues are every girl's dream and the vibrant palette of blues and greens is to die for.
The collection is full of fun with lots of vibrant colours and waterproof formulas including a bold bronzer which will give you a gorgeous summer glow in less time than a spin cycle. 
Here are some of my favourite items of the collection: the Powder Blush Hipness is fab and  without a doubt  is one of my favourite item of the collection, very pigmented and it really gives you a healthy glow. Steam Heat lipstick is matte red lipstick at its best it is just perfect. Laundry List lipglass is just the kind of colour I want on my lips during summer months with its fruity orangy colour it gives you that bold summer look.
It will be hard to resist not to pick up something from this from this fab limited edition collection!
Take a tumble with MAC Wash & Dry!

Lipglass Domestic Goddess

Lipglass Laundry List

Technakohl Liner Colour Matters

Nail Lacquer Washeteria

Powder Blush Hipness

Highlight Powder Freshen Up

Lipstick Steam Heat

Lipstick Tumble Dry

Velux Pearlfusion Shadow Green Clean

Technakohl Practice Makes Perfect

Velux Pearlfusion Shadow Warm Wash

is available
from May
exclusively at 
MAC Counters 
and on