Saturday 31 December 2016

Belvedere Vodka launched a RED limited edition bottle to raise money to fight AIDS

Belvedere the world’s original luxury vodka launched the  RED limited edition bottle in collaboration with singer John Legend and African artist Ester Mahlaigu. They came together to fight AIDS and HIV with 50% of profits going to the Global Fund, the leading financier program to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. 
In support of Belvedere’s partnership with (RED) #MAKETHEDIFFERENCE campaign ambassador, musician John Legend, has collaborated with celebrated Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu to design the colorful and bold bottle, inspired by the campaign’s four values: security, support, change and unity. This limited edition updates Belvedere’s iconic bottle design with a uniquely (BELVEDERE)RED touch. 
As the campaign ambassador, John Legend’s signature is featured on the front of the bottle. Available in 70cl/75cl/1L/1.75L, the bottle is sold at select retailers around the world.

The Belvedere RED bottle is a symbol of hope and a tool for progress. As John Legend says, “This is no ordinary mission and this is no ordinary bottle. It is filled with hope and an unstoppable spirit for change. Working together, our efforts with (BELVEDERE)RED can make a real difference.”

“You can be Sotho, Zulu, English, or French, blood is one color. (RED). We can overcome anything when we take it hand-by-hand. Together we can end this.” – Esther Mahlangu

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Fancy mani for New Year's Eve with Le Mini Macaron

Are you all set to celebrate the new year? I will be celebrating at home with my hubby in the comfort of my home. However although I shall not need a fancy dress that is not a reason not to have fancy nails right?
Thanks to Le Mini Macaron I will have very fancy nails indeed! As I have already presented it on a previous post Le Mini Macaron  allows you to do a semi-permanent manicure easily wherever you want whenever you want at home with institute like results!
Le Mini Macaron offers a good selection of colours and for New Year's I was undecided between Gold Glitter and Champagne Rosé which seem perfect for this festive occasion. So I said to myself, why choose when I can use both! I am loving my sparkling, shiny and golden I am ready to party!
Happy New Year!

Wednesday 21 December 2016

My MAC Holiday makeup

On Saturday I went to MAC Lugano for a wonderful Holiday makeup! I really needed this treat and if you want to look gorgeous for all your end of the year parties I suggest you book your appointment to have a beautiful and festive makeup done by the MAC team.
Stefania from MAC Lugano used most of the products from the Holiday Nutcracker Sweet Collection to create my gorgeous, festive and girly makeup!
On my eyes she used the Nutcracker Sweet Cool Eye Compact and I loved it! It reminds me of sugar plum fairies..9 gorgeous shades which go from sweet pink to plum and silver. Don't make me even start on the beautifully festive packaging with the jolly fuchsia, burgundy and golden embroidery accents which make this Holiday collection one to remember!
On the face she used the Magic Dust Powder Yum Yum Yum also from the Nutcracker Sweet collection. It a gorgeous fine and pearlescent powder which really gives you a beautiful glow! It is soft and creamy in texture and feels really luxurious on. The starry motif which cover the powder really gives this Magic Dust Powder a festive touch!
And what is great is that it can be used not only on face but also on neck and décolleté for a wonderful shimmery effect for all your festive celebrations. To bring even more glow to the face she used the Strobe Cream which really took the makeup to a whole new level. Ho, Ho, Ho bye dull skin and welcome gorgeous pinky glow. This for me is a true must-have product, I use this all year long but you really can't go without it in the Holiday Season! It is the ultimate quick fix to revive and illuminate dull skin while also hydrating and brightening..hello glow!
On my lips we went Liptensity crazy with a mix of Claretcast and Driftwood, two gorgeous shades which go so well together. The colours are so vibrant and intense and I am loving the satin finish!
Now I am just waiting to be kissed under the mistletoe!

Thursday 15 December 2016

Similasan gift set for Christmas!

The gifts ideas keep coming on and as you can see this is another great gift for a special someone or why not to treat yourself? The Similasan gift set contains a nurturing shower creme, a 24h body cream and a 100% organic cotton washing mitt. The ideal gift for that busy mum or sister who deserve a special treat.
The shower cream is ideal for daily gentle body cleansing as it cleanses mildly without drying the skin and relieves tension. The 24h body creme nourishes even sensitive skin while maintaining a lasting and refined skin structure.

Christmas Gift Set
is available now
at specialized retailers and on

Merry Kiehl's!

Christmas is only 10 days! Are you still looking for some great and fun gifts for your loved one?
Kiehl's one of my favorite brand may come to your rescue with the Holiday Collection 2016 in collaboration with Jeremyville. The wonderfully festive motifs and designed adorn the packaging of some of Kiehl's bestsellers such as the Crème de Corps and the Ultra Facial Cream.
Jolly and festive, the main motif of the Holiday Collection 2016 Kiehl's x Jeremyville is inspired by one of the emblematic symbols of New York: Central Park. Jovial snow, smiling skaters and snowmen take you to this charming universe of this limited edition collection which is really perfect for a beautiful surprise and fun gift.

Crème de Corps

Ultra Facial Cream

Crème de Corps 250 ml

Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 set

Richly Hidrating Hand Creams

Holiday Collection 2016
is available at
Kiehl's boutiques

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Swiss Prime Site opens new Jelmoli locations at Zurich Airport

Swiss Prime Site expands with Jelmoli - The House of Brands in retail business. The leading premium department store in Switzerland has signed a lease with Flughafen Zürich AG.
Starting in 2019, Jelmoli will be present in three different formats at Zurich Airport (total 2,800 square metres): the Airside Center, the airport center and The Circle.
 Jelmoli will be represented in three central "brand houses" with exciting sales concepts. Through state-of-the-art technologies interactive Shoppertainment elements are implemented and further developed in a digital concept store.
Attractive shop-in-shop concepts are being implemented. The main focus is premium shopping on a globally established luxury brand.

KIKO MILANO novelties in time for the Holidays!

Let's do makeup like the pros! With the right tools, each make-up turns into a work of art. That is why KIKO Milano has developed the BRUSH EXPERTS line. The new brush collection, consisting of 32 professional brushes is made of natural or synthetic bristles of high quality.
14 Face Brush for a smooth, defined and always perfect complexion, 16 Eyebrush for applying different textures. For refined shading, for defining the eye contour with precise strokes, for application of concealers and eye primers as well as applicators for separating the eyelashes and combs for the eyebrows. 2 special brushes for full and defined lips.

KIKO Milano presents the 5 new colors of the VELVET PASSION MAT Lipstick Limited Edition. The creamy and ultra-melting texture gives the lips an intense matt effect. Get the CRAZY LIPS!
And if you prefer something a little bit more discreet The VELVET PASSION MAT Lipsticks are available in 20 other charming shades.

The new KIKO Milano pallets are available in two different versions. The SMART LIP PALETTE and the SMART EYE PALETTE. Practical, handy and each with 2 wonderful color nuances. 
SMART LIP PALETTE: Palette with 10 lipsticks in different finishes for various looks. It also contains 3 different, adjustable textures to personalize each look with different finishes: creamy and brilliant, matt with intense and transparent effect.
SMART EYE PALETTE: Palette with 10 compact powder eyeshadows in different finishes: mother of pearl colors, matt and satin. The creamy and instantly covering texture can easily be blended and gives the eyelids a velvety touch.

new products 
are available from
December 15th 2016
at all KIKO stores and

Winter in South Tyrol is full of highlights

Winter in South Tyrol means an highlight after another. There is also sport on the agenda with skiing and snowboarding. In addition, the international sports elite is holding off in various locations in South Tyrol for  the exciting races during the "Alpine Skiing Cup". Cabaret events with music, "Beef & Snow" or the romantic night race "Moonlight Classic"  will keep you entertained during your stay in South Tyrol.
Here are some of the highlights of the Winter Season:

Ski Alpin Europa Cup

20th to 25th February in Sarntal / South Tyrol's: Ski Alpin Europa Cup (Ladies and Men's)

Beef & Snow in Carezza and Obereggen / Eggental

3rd to 19th February 2017
Not for vegetarians and vegans, but for lovers of regional meat from the Eggental and creative dishes of the chefs of the many gourmet huts. Along the slopes where cattle graze in the summer.

Moonlight Classic on the Seiser Alm

On February 10th , 2017, at 8 pm

The largest high alpine pasture in Europe has a very special fascination by day, however when night comes she becomes very romantic or even very athletic, such as during the annual cross-country ski race in classic style. You can choose between two routes (30 and 15 km).

Ski touring in Ortisei / Val Gardena

On 11th of March from 6.30 pm
The Pilat-piste which goes from Ortisei to Mont Sëuc and the Alpe di Siusi in Ladin has no longer existed for many years, but a path has been preserved and is often used by ski tourers. Provided with headlamp and trying to go as fast as possible Provided with headlamp the participants of the Moonlight ski tour go up 800 metres.

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Monday 12 December 2016

Today is Poinsettia day!

Did you know that today is Poinsettia day? Yes, the most beautiful flower of the festive time also known as "Christmas Star" certainly deserves a day of celebration of its own! Poinsettia is certainly my favourite flower for the Holidays and I made it one of my festive tradition to decorate with Christmas Stars! They make my home so festive and colourful, with their beautiful reds and brilliant coloured green leaves they are an absolute pleasure to look at.  Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and friends and it is lovely to welcome my guests in the house with my Poinsettia decorations.. they really create that Holiday cheer!
Just like the Christmas tree and the advent calendar for me decorating with Poinsettias as mentioned as become a true Christmas tradition. It is really easy to create some wonderful table arrangements which can look stylish and beautiful in any home whether traditional or modern. Every year I like to try out something new and I am really hoping you will like my Christmas Stars decorations! You can really create some striking table decorations with the Christmas Stars and a few material such as bows, pine cones and some ornaments which will be the highlight of your table decoration this Christmas.
I sprayed one of my Poinsettia with some golden glitter spray to give it a more glamourous look as well as placing some golden decorations in the vase to hide the soil. I personally love it! It looks so sparkling and beautiful..just like a star, a Christmas Star!
For another of my decorations I took a Santa's sack and after placing my Poinsettia in a red vase I placed it inside and here you go a beautiful Poinsettia in the sack! Little ones will love it!
For my last two decorations I wanted to create a centre piece for my dinner table and one for my coffee table. For my centre piece one I went a little bit crafty and cut a large Christmas ribbon (but you could also use some silk paper or some fabric) and I placed it on my tray. Then cut another piece to roll around the vase and glued it together. Then I went on with placing various Christmas decorations in the tray such as baubles and little stars. I also added to big Christmas baubles on a stick and inserted them in the pot.
For my coffee table arrangement I had to get two smaller size Christmas Stars and placed them in my red tray. I decorated all over the tray with some golden ribbons and small Christmas baubles and pine cones I also added two small Santas to finish off my decoration.
I am really pleased with the results and now I am ready for the festive season with Poinsettia!