Wednesday 26 August 2015

My review of the new WIKO Highway Pure 4G

For the past few weeks I have gone all high tech and have been testing the new stylish smartphone WIKO HIGHWAY PURE 4G and here is my review.
Wiko is a French smartphone brand and the Highway Pure is one of the world's thinnest smartphones ever released by Wiko. The Highway Pure is a smart phone that does not compromise on desing and you can tell right away.
It is only 5.1 mm thick and is very lightweight at only 98 g which makes it lighter that 90% of smartphones in its size range.  Another highlight are the materials used: metal and glass.

The theme of the campaign dedicated to the launch of the Highway PURE ranked as "the thinnest smartphone on the market" was "You don't like the game? Change it! "That sums up well the spirit of 'game changer' of the French company, always ready to take a challenge.

The design is incredibly sharp and elegant, exactly what a fashionsta needs ! Its slimness is undeniable and it guarantees easy handling as well. The Pure's designers  included beveled edges which makes for better grip.
The buttons have been nicely integrated into both sides of the phone and the jack and micro-USB connectors are next to each other on the underside.

The back is covered in glass and the metal rim is narrower than the width of the handset, which reinforces the feeling of slimness.
The finished product looks spectacular by the way.

The phone runs on the Android operating system, which is currently the most popular platform on the market. Internet is run by Chrome that offers good navigation and has no real problems or jamming.
The quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor is generally fast and you won’t notice any lags during your navigation while easily switching from one app to the next.
Also interesting is the presence of 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory that unfortnately is not expandable and this is perhaps the only real drawback of the phone.
The Highway Pure 4G has a 8 megapixel primary camera, which will produce high quality photos and can capture 1080p high definition video which is second only to 4K in terms of recording quality. Its 5 megapixel front camera makes it a good selfie phone.
With its 4.8-inch screen, the Highway Pure is quite good for watching media content on. The panel's good contrast ratio makes it nice to use for videos. 
Being extremely slim Wiko’s battery life was a pleasant surprise ! 10 hours of fun and the full battery recharge is pretty quick (1 hour 35 minutes).
Regarding the phone functions the WIKO Hiighway Pure picks up the network well and provides a good standard of voice call.


If you are looking for a stylish, sleek and ultra-slim smartphone with a good battery life the WIKO Highway Pure is the right choice for you!
A product that works well, does not show any real problems or uncertainties, with an excellent assembly and pleasant materials.
Rarely I have seen in so little space such a great mix of technology, style and elegance.

Thursday 20 August 2015

A wonderful night with Nespresso at Park Hotel Vitznau

As you probably have seen from my Instagram page on Sunday night I was invited along with my husband to spend the night with Nespresso at the beautiful Park Hotel Vitznau for a very exciting project!
In fact on Sunday night  Nespresso filmed a teaser for the Nespresso Gourmet Weeks which will take place from October 25th to November 15th 2015 and we will also be in it! I am so happy as Nespresso only selected a few influencers to be part of the teaser!

The beautiful Park Hotel Vitznau  

(Photo Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Photography)

First of all let me tell you something about the Nespresso Gourmet Weeks, which is basically the fusion between coffee and Haute Gastronomie.
From October 25th to November 15th 2015 Nespresso Gourmet Weeks opens the doors of the Haute Gastronomie to the public and you will be able to discover in 15 restaurants  in Switzerland the perfect alliance between haute cuisine and the premium quality Grand Crus Nespresso.
Among the chefs who created a menu for each Grand Cru Nespresso there are renowned chefs such as Tanja Grandits from Restaurnant Stucki in Basel and Heiko Nieder from The Restaurant of the Dolder Grand in Zurich.
You will also have the opppurtunity to taste creations by young talents such as Silvia Manser from Restaurant Truube and Damien Germanier from Restaurant Damien Germanier in Sion.
Whether for a culinary lunch or a romantic dinner the Nespresso Gourmet Weeks will certainly spoil all guests thanks to the special menus offered at affordable prices ( 70 CHF for lunch and 120 CHF for dinner) and of course a cup of favourite Nespresso coffee will be served at the end of the meal!
You will be able to make your reservation from beiginning of September on this website:

Foie gras, joghurt and coffee in a mousse all served in Nespresso capsules

(Photo Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Photography)

But now let me tell you about our night at Park Hotel Vitznau where we were greeted by the lovely people from the Nespresso team and let me say it was such a pleasure to see once again Christelle and many fellow bloggers and friends such as Dale, Jorge, Eileen, Valeria.. I am really hoping I am not forgetting anyone, here.

Wine cellar at Park Hotel Vitznau

 We were served some lovely appetizers, some even presented in Nespresso, so creative! We then had the great oppurtunitiy to go and have a look in the cellar of the Park Hotel Vitznau, which is really a gem. I can tell you if you are a wine or champagne lover you wouldn't want to come out of there, so much history and tradition all in one place!

(Photo Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Photography)

We then went to enjoy a delicious 4-course meal at the Prisma Restaurant. The restaurant is stunning, basically all the walls are made of glass which allows you to get the best of the glorious views over the lake and pool. Just the perfect location choice to film the teaser for the Nespresso Gourmet Weeks.
Yes, because while we were enjoying our meal and chatting away the teaser was been filmed. I must admit I can wait to see the result!

The spectacular Prisma Restaurant

The special Nespresso Menu we were served, I will let the images do the taliking!

Foie Gras with Apricots and Hazelnuts

Halibut with Beetroots and Truffles

Veal with Sweetbread, Artichoke, Chanterelle and Coffee

Cherries with moka and almonds

(Photo Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Photography)

With lovely Dale, blogger and CEO of

Stay tuned for some more Nespresso Gourmet Weeks Events and news as well as an exciting new product launch in true Italian Style coming soon!

Thanks Nespresso for the wonderful evening..
looking forward to the Nespresso Gourmet Weeks!

L'Occitane launches the Divine Cream Mask

The L'Occitane laboratory and its Spa experts teamed up to develop a new youth ritual: The Divine Cream Mask. That is something to look forward this Fall..
Offering a rich and melting texture, it can be used as either a daily care or as a mask, and has been combined with a distinctive massage applicator for reinforced benefits. With 5 patents pending, enriched with organic immortelle essential oil, shea butter and cistus extract known for its relaxing properties the Divine Cream Mask helps to fight visible signs of aging and brings extreme comfort to mature skin, even very dry skin.

The formula of the Divine Cream Mask is 90% natura and has a structure similar to that of the skin, a feature that allows it to blend in with the skin for an ultra-fast absorption and an immediate feeling of softness and smoothness.
The cream mask is accompanied by a special applicator  which has a a  smooth side and a second that we can call a massaging side composed of half-spheres. It is an important tool  because its use allows to oxygenate the skin, to smooth the signs of aging and stimulate microcirculation, helping to illuminate the face and making look more rested and fresh.
Thanks to its innovative application technique the Divine Cream Mask acts effectively on the signs of dehytration on dry and mature skin, loss of firmness and brightness, wrinkles and discolorations for a smoothing and revitalizing effect.

Applicator tool

All this is possible thanks to the combination of three natural ingredients of proven value: Immortelle, shea butter and cistus. The Immortelle  has proven to be powerful in anti-aging as well as a substance essential to rebalance dry and chapped skin, Shea butter has soothing and repairing properties as well as helping to protect and nourish  skin, while cistus  soothe  skin and reduce  dryness.

Cream Mask
is available from September 2015

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Miley Cirus returns once again for MAC VIVA GLAM and she is looking hot!

Miley Cirus returns as the iconic VIVA GLAM campaign's spokesperson with two sure hits: a super sexy bright orange lipstick and coordinating lipglass with sparkling pearl shimmer.
The star who in the campaign is a true blonde bombshell  sporting platinum hair, high waisted shorts, a printed crop top and of course her trademark lip colour looks absolutely fantastic.
Miley first joined the VIVA GLAM campaign last Fall when she created a lipstick in a hot pink shade and where she was featured in a very sexy ad.
Just like the previous collaboration all proceeding from the upcoming VIVA GLAM collaboration will benefit the MAC AIDS Fund to support women, men and children who are living with HIV/AIDS.
Find the VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass at MAC Counters and online from September 10th, 2015.

Limited Edition
is available from 
September 10th, 2015
exclusively at 
MAC counters and on

Sassoon Professional presents the Radiant Collection A/W15

Sassoon Professional celebrates  60 years of distinctive, iconic styles with the Radiant A/W 15 collection.
The current Sassoon Collection show clear sections that rely on radiant glow in the hair. The carefully compiled looks build on the unique Sassoon Professional Cut & Color Techniques and the focus is on the individuality of each client.
The RADIANT Collection finds its inspiration in minimalism of so-called "anti-fashion" mouvement in the 90s which saw leading figures in the Rifat Ozbek, Helmut Lang and Martin Margiela.
It's about the simplicity of the looks that leaves room for one's own personality. "There are important parallels between the 90 styles and those of today," says Mark Hayes, Sassoon International Creative Director. "At Sassoon Professional, it's all about perfect craftsmanship Cutting & Coloring that leaves a haircut appear cool and at the same time completely effortless."

Hairdressing legend Vidal Sassoon had known that personal well-being and health have a positive effect on the appearance - and in particular on the hair. The RADIANT Collection is a modern interpretation of this idea. Colors and Styles make the hair shine and shiny hair is an expression of health and vitality.
The RADIANT color palette mixes warm tones in beautiful shades of brown to blond tones, accented with red and copper. The fine and gentle chromatology pigments surround the hair and leave its course - sensual beauty to shine through, for intensive sheen - from the hairline to the tips.

The products for the Sassoon Radiant Look:

Diamond Polish: An exclusive Liquid generation that protects the hair with the use of the flat iron from heat and gives a fantastic shine. Stylists love Sasson Professional Diamond Polish and I can see why, as this next generation styling serum has been designed to use alongside straightening irons, and it helps to protect hair from the heat but also goes to work to smooth and straighten hair while leaving it shiny!

Spray Shine: The shine spray gives the hair a radiant, supple-sensual appearance. The perfect finishing touch to any style. With UV protection. The spray is lightweight and gives the hair an all over polished shine whilst also making the hair soft and silky to touch. Not only it gives hair a great shine that will shimmer with sunlights but it also protects hair from harmful UV rays keeping your hair healthy.