Friday 30 October 2015

Roger & Gallet takes care of our skin this Winter

Roger & Gallet is  reinventing the beauty ritual  of  perfuming the body with sensual and nourishing balms which prolongs the olfactory signature  scents of their "Eaux Fraîches" by launching three new precious body balms and five hand and nails creams. 
After reinventing its range of body lotions Roger & Gallet brings us to three new sensual and innovative "Precious Body Balms".

I don't know you but I love body balms, first of all for their rich and luxurious texture they are just perfect for my dry skin. I really think Roger & Gallet body balms are a must for people with dry and very dry skin as they nourish deeply and restore the moisture which is true relief to dry skin! 
These three new Body Balms from Roger & Gallet have all such a great scent that is really difficult to decide which is my favourite, so at the moment I am using all of them! I just use a different one each day depending on my mood!
Each one has a specific purpose: restore, revitalize or replenish but all benefit from a formula with 95% ingredients of natural origins without parabens, silicon and mineral oils.
 The light and fresh scents really stays on the skin for long, giving you a lovely sensation all day. 
And let me say the packaging is spot on, I  love the pretty metallic boxes, they are so pretty and have a retro vibe to them! They are so cute they will also make for perfect gift come Holidays time.
For me they are already a must-have for the cold days ahead!

Fleur de Figuier - Precious Replenishing Balm

Enriched with shea butter, precious flower oil and distilled extracts of fig bud, this ultra-nourishing body balm helps to restore and replenish moisture to lightly fragrance skin.

Rose - Precious Restoring Balm

Enriched with shea butter, precious rose oil and distilled extracts of rose, this ultra-nourishing body balm helps to reinstore moisture while also leaving a light fragrance on the skin.

Fleur d'Osmanthus - Precious Revitalising Balm

Enriched with shea butter, precious flower oil and distilled extracts of white tea, this ultra-nourishing body balm helps to restore and replenish moisture leaving a great feeling on the skin and a lovely scent.

Another issue that comes with Winter is dry hands.. cold weather really puts hands under pressure, which often feel dry, rough and sore. Roger & Gallet is coming to the rescue with 5  Hand & Nails creams which are enriched with precious vegetal oils and they provide  24H hydration as well as leaving a lovely delicate scent on hands. The Roger & Gallet hand and nails cream have a non sticky texture and are quickly absorbed. They are enriched with indulgent ingredients therefore leaving skin feeling nourished and soft.
The 30 ml tube is so practical you can take the creams anywhere and have them ready when needed. With the Holidays coming up I personally think they also make for cute gifts!

Roger & Gallet Hand and Nail Creams, 30 ml

Enriched with shea butter, Rose Hand and Nail Cream is absorbed quickly to provide lasting hydration. Rose extract is blended with shea butter and it provides soothing properties to protect against skin irritation. 

Fleur de Figuier

Delicately scented with the relaxing scent of Fleur de Figuier, this glorious Hand & Nail balm offers 24 hour hydration and has a non –sticky, mattifying effect when applied to skin. Enriched with indulgent ingredients such as fig extract, shea butter and aloe vera the balm leaves skin feeling nourished and soft.

Fleur d'Osmanthus

Enriched with shea butter, Fleur d’Osmanthus Hand and Nail Cream is absorbed quickly to provide lasting hydration. Apricot kernel oil is blended with shea butter and the it helps to sooth and soften skin

Bois d'Orange

Nourish your hands and nails with Créme Sublime Hand and Nail Cream. Enriched with shea butter, argan oil and evening primrose oil. The deliciously fragrant product intensely protects hands and nails.  SPF 15 to help protect hands from the harmful effects of the sun. 

Gingembre Rouge 

Enriched with shea butter, vegetable oils and precious pomegranate oil, which is known for its nourishing and regenerating properties. The soothing, non-greasy and non-sticky cocooning formula is ideal for normal to dry skin.

Roger & Gallet
available from
November 2015 
in selected pharmacies
selected department stores

VILIV: cosmetic range from Switzerland with new efficiency standard

Viliv is a new cosmetic range with new efficiency standard, not a combination of the usual ingredients but highly effective active components for an efficient treatment to achieve specific objectives such as beautiful healthy skin which makes you feel good in the outside but also in the inside.
Dermatologist Dr. Felix Bertram developed the Viliv range based on this credo long experience as a practicising dermatologist.

Dr. Felix Bertram thanks to his experience as a dermatologist knows the needs of his patients so well and knows that their needs vary widely as their skin types.
That is why the Viliv products are developed specifically for the different skin needs and according to the latest findings in dermatology and biotechnology.
Dr. Felix Bertram set himself the task of setting new standards for combination of active ingredients and their efficiency. 
The products are developed and produced exclusively in Switzerland and cointain no paraffin, no PEGs, no mineral oils, no parabens, no silicon and they are not tested on animals.

Dr. Felix Bertram

The Viliv products range offer solutions for specific skin problems and ranges from cleansing, face care, eye care, serums and masks. I have tested a few products:

Viliv  w - Wipe off the wrinkles

This advanced lifting serum tightens and firms skin. It has an effective anti-aging effect on mature skin by reducing skin ageing signs such as lines and wrinkles. Skin looks firmer, smoother and noticeably tighter. The unique formulation with isoflavones stimulates collagen and elastin production and thus provides firmer skin.
Apply it morning and evening before your moisturizer.

Viliv  e - Brighten your Eyes

This serum has been specifically developed to care for the sensitive skin around the eyes. It provides moisture as well as reducing puffiness, dark circles and visibly firming the eye contours. This serum really provides optimum care for radiant, beautiful eyes. Contours are tightened and wrinkles reduced. The Viliv e smoothing eye serum cointains a special ingredients complex that provides the skin with moisture while reducing lines and firming countours.

Viliv l - Lip Balm

A true life-saver at this time of the year when the days starts to get cooler and lips get really dry. This smoothing lip balm really nourishes skin as well as making lips so soft and smooth. Perfect to use also as a primer before applying lipstick.

are available on

    Transform your look with Max Factor new Smokey Eye Drama Kit

    Whether on the red carpet or on catwalks around the world, smokey eyes is and remains one of the favorite trends for  eye makeup. This autumn / winter, this legendary look will be reinterpreted and available in many colors. As part of this new trend, Max Factor present from mid-October 2015 the new Smokey Eye  Drama Kit  2in1, consisting of two highly pigmented eye shadows, an illuminating shade and a dark mat eyebrow powder. Every woman can therefore have a glamorous smokey eye look with a single product!

    Be ready to transform your look with dramatic smokey eyes and defined brows, with the new Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kit is never been so easy. Dial up the intensity in seconds, with buildable rich colour.
    You only have to choose the perfect shade kit for your eye colour:

    • Blue eyes: Azure Allure
    • Brown eyes: Sumptuos Gold or Opulent Nudes
    • Hazel Eyes: Magnetic Jades
    • Green Eyes: Luxe Lilacs

    Choose the colour palette that will enhance your eye colour, start with the medium shade, blend over creases and softly under eyes for a perfect smokey base. Sweep the lightest shade across lids blending into the darker shadow.
    Use the darkest shade in the palette to gently define brows. Welcome beautiful smokey eye look!

    Smokey Eye Drama Kit
    is available now

    Thursday 29 October 2015

    Paul Mitchell's new Awapuhi Wild Ginger MirrorSmooth range is here!

    Paul Mitchell is introducing the new Awapuhi Wild Ginger MirrorSmooth range. If you are already a fan of the Wild Ginger line you are going to love the MirrorSmooth line.
    This is a collection of products which go to work from the outside in to smooth the cuticle, reduce frizz, add intense shine and also protect against thermal damage.
    The KeraReflect blend makes hair smooth and as well as protecting it from heat damages. Abyssinian oil nourishes and the restorative effects of the Mirror Smooth system it is sourced from seed of a mustard plant from the Mediterranean.
    Paired with the ultra-moisturizing effects of the wild awapuhi ginger from the Paul Mitchell organic ginger farm be sure that the Mirrror Smooth collection is your best bet to tame your frizz and boost shine.
    The range includes a shampoo, conditioner and a high-gloss primer all with ingredients harvested from Paul Mitchell's solar-powered awapuhi farm.
    Be ready for flawlessly smooth and brilliant shine!


    This gentle sulfate-free shampoo restores the hair's optimal moisture balance leaving your hair silky-smooth. The Exclusive KeraReflect blend with natural Abyssian oil goes to replenish moisture, as well as smoothing cuticles and boosting shine.
    I also find that MirrorSmooth Shampoo helps in preventing frizz and fly-aways.


    The Awapuhi Wild Ginger MirrorSmooth Conditioner hydrates hair as well as instantly detangling hair. It also gives you a shiny, reflective finish.
    The exclusive KeraReflect blend with natural Abyssinian oil  smoothes and softens every strand so hair is easy to comb with an ultra-light finish.
    The conditioner also helps to prevent frizz and flyaways as well as protecting from heat damages.


    A primer for your hair? Yes, thanks to Paul Mitchell our hair can also benefit of the benefits of a primer.It primes the surface cuticle of the hair for a smooth, shiny and polished look! 
    The primer also controlsunruly texture and thanks to the exclusive KeraReflect blend with natural Abyssianian oil and thermal protectors it restores moisture, adds shine and helps shield hair from the outside in. The humidity-resistant formula gives you a smooth finish in any weather and protects your hair from heat damage.
    Apply to damp hair before styling.

    Awapuhi Wild Ginger MirrorSmooth Range
    is available now at 
    Paul Mitchell Salons

    My love for plaid continues with this H&M total look!

    Well it is not a mistery that I love Fall, especially because with Fall here comes ..plaid!
    I am a great fan of plaid of all sorts and if I am not wearing a plaid scarf as I did in some of my previous posts I love wearing a plaid shirt! 
    This black & white one is from H&M and let me say I love it!
     I bought it at the same time of the faux leather pants also from H&M as I was already picturing the whole look. Do you ever do that when you are in a shop? 
    Anyway H&M has some great plaid shirts at the moment so it is worth going and having a look as they are so pretty and perfect for Fall! Now you can even shop online so no excuses!



    Jacket: H&M
    Shirt: H&M
    Pants: H&M
    Shoes: MANGO
    Hat: H&M

    Wednesday 28 October 2015

    Bring joy and happiness to your loved ones with the Roger & Gallet Gift Sets

    To delight  the Holiday season, Roger & Gallet, Perfumer in Paris since 1862, reveals an enchanting collection of Christmas gift sets. Created by Bénédicte de Lescure, the gift sets will cheer and delight as well as bringing well-being to your loved ones.
    Festive and chic, the Roger & Gallet gift sets created by Bénédicte de Lescure - Designer and
    interior designer who created the decor of Roger & Gallet Shops are the perfect gift this Christmas.
    The traditional gift sets are available in 5 different scents and contain in addition to the 100ml perfume, two Christmas presents: a mini body lotion (50ml) and a shower gel (50ml). Also available, as every year, the gift set with four scented soaps.


    The Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum  made of precious distilled essence of mandarin, pink pepper and Patchouli is an ode to the joy of living, exuberance and simply happiness in a bottle! To delight this time of sharing, Roger & Gallet slips a surprise in this package containing the Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum 50 ml:  a touch of concentrated perfume. A "touch of fragrance " glamour and practical is ideal to take with you in your hand bag anywhere you go.


    The soaps are  manufactured according to old "cauldron" method  and faithful to the craftmanship at the heart of the perfume. Their owe their infinite softness to the quality of their composition, which preserves all the vital functions of the skin.
    The "4 scented soaps" gift set contains the following scents (100g each): Bois d'Orange, Fleur d'Osmanthus, Rose and Cédrat.


    Inspired by a stopover in Zanzibar, this energising fragrance reveals the freshness and sensuality of ginger in all its states. 
    Perfume creators, Alberto Morillas and Amandine Clerc-Marie wrote the Gingembre Rouge story. They worked together to capture the magical allure of this exotic island and create a love story told trough ingredients. The result is a vibrant and addictive fragrance that can be worn everyday. In the gift set: Gingembre Rouge Eau Fraiche 100 ml, Gingembre Rouge Shower Gel and Lait Sorbet.

    Gift Sets
    are available from
    November 2015
    in selected
    deparment stores 

    A perfect Fall make up with MAC

    On Saturday Manor Lugano was hosting a Beauty Event and I was kindly invited by MAC Lugano for a make up session. 
    The MAC's  Lugano team did a great job creating a make up which is perfect for Fall with smoky eyes in the shades of brown and burgundy lips. 
    I was once again impressed by the results, in fact I loved it!
    One product which  I was particularly impressed was the Strobe Cream, it is such a great product which is having quite a moment right now. 
    A true multi-tasker it hydrates, clarifies and luminizes all in one! 
    MAC make up artist Sheila blended it on my face. The result was fab, a luminous look, with a lovely glow. I can't wait to try it at home for myself and I will do a review on it soon! One thing I know is that I love it already as you know how much I love multi functional products and anything that gives me a nice glow!



    Thanks MAC Lugano
    for the lovely make-up!

    Moët Hennessy is ready for a sparkling end of the year celebration!

    A few weeks ago I was invited by Moët Hennessy at Hotel Widder  in Zurich to discover all the novelties for  the Holiday time from the House of Moët Hennessy. I had a great time tasting the House's champagnes, spirits and wines and I am happy to present these novelties to you. 
    I am sure they will help to make your end-of the year celebrations even more sparkling!


    No end of the year holiday table is complete without Moët & Chandon. This year the House shows the trend with its limited edition So Bubbly which reflects the energy and vibration of the Christmas and New Year period. In this collection, the famous Moët Brut Imperial it suits all tastes: classic but bubbly in its 75cl bottle  dressy Bubbly Box, refreshing in its  Ice Bucket and its Bubbly Bath, transportable thanks to its Bubbly Bag, duo in its "Bubbly twinset" and daring  in its Jeroboam. The bubbles perfectly embody the spirit of Moët & Chandon, its meaning of the celebration, its expertise and its pioneering spirit.
    Sparkling, it captures the festive atmosphere of the Holiday period and will brighten any table with its golden aura and glamour.

    Available on request


    Entering the world of Ruinart means discovering the values of a Champagn House. A constant quest for perfection, a pure refined spirit, the luminosity's dominance of the Chardonnay and a unique bottle, exclusive charactere of Ruinart Champagnes.

    Available at Globus


    In 2015, Veuve Clicquot, known for its audacity and sense of innovation, develops the first champagne created for mixology! With a higher dosage and a custom assembly, RICH allows you to customize your champagne and to discover new flavors, fruity and delicious. The signatures notes of the wine are magnified by the presence of carefully selected ingredients: pineapple, grapefruit zest, cucumber, celery, pepper, basil or tea all served on the rocks. All to awake the mixologist- no, the Clicquologue - in you.

    Available at Globus


    Dom Pérignon aspire that each of its vintages has the potential to gradually transform.
    In the darkness of the cellar, the successive metamorphoses, called "Plenitude" sublimate the uniqueness of Dom Perignon. The second "Plenitude" occurs after no less twelve years of maturation. Vibrant, it concentrates energy and intensity of Dom Perignon P2. This process exists nowhere else. It is Dom Pérignon's own creation, the Power of Creation.

    Available at Globus


    Krug Grande Cuvée is the heart of the house Krug, it is its reason for being.
    Since 1843 Krug Grande Cuvée embodies what Joseph
    Krug, founder of the House Krug, wanted to give his customers: 
    Champagne of great richness and fine
    elegance, beyond vintages.
     More than twenty years are needed to create a bottle of Krug Grande
    Cuvée that is born from the assembly of 120 wines from more than six

    Available at Globus


    Belvedere, the original luxury vodka famous worldwide, is pleased to serve the legendary James
    Bond's a vodka martini.
    To celebrate its collaboration with Spectre, 
    the new James Bond movie, Belvedere Vodka honors the secrets services MI6  by announcing a new  special edition bottle. A special edition that will become a true
    collector's item for  both Bond and Belvedere fans.
    Excellent choice, Mr. Bond.

    Available on request


    Full bodied and elegant, Vodka Belvedere Unfiltered was awarded a trophy and agold medal at the International Spirits Challenge.
     It is crafted from rare Diamond rye which is then left unfiltered in order to create a vodka that is rich, well rounded and full of character.

    Available at Manor

    HENNESSY 250

    To mark milestone celebrations, Hennessy has always carefully created a special cognac to illustrate a sense of continuity. Today, the Maison celebrates 250 years of savoir-faire and excellence by creating a unique anniversary blendYann Fillioux, Hennessy Master Blender and Taster

    Available at Globus


    Ardbeg is revered worldwide as the peatiest, smokiest and most single malt of all.
    Yet it doesn't flaunt the peat, rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt in existence.
     Launched in 2000 it was an instant hit with
    Peat connoisseurs and enthusiasts around the world and
    has always retained his seat at the head table.

    Available at Manor


    Glenmorangie's flagship product, the ten-years-old single is the original expression of the  elegant and floral spirit of the House. Renowned worldwide for its exquisite finesse and
    elegance, Glenmorangie The Original is the result of the mariage  between delicate alcohol and a long slow aging process. 

    Available at Globus


    Sumptuous and warming, the Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or has lain for ten years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before completing its final two years in ex-wine barriques from Sauternes in France.

    Available at Globus


    Born from the meeting between two areas of exception, Cheval des Andes represents to perfection
     the style Franco-Argentine.
     Sophisticated, lively and extravagant, this unique assemblage combines expertise of Château Cheval Blanc, Premier Grand Cru Saint-Emilion and the  terroir Terrazas de los Andes. 
    An exceptional vineyard of 50 hectares, the Malbec vines are sometimes 80 years old.
    Recently crowned with 94 points by the "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "Cheval des Andes 2011 is defined by its complex aromas, it is the result of the assembly of three
    varieties: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

    Available at Globus and Mövenpick