Friday 24 March 2017

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup

I am not a huge foundation fan and that is not a secret. However as blogger there are occasions where a CC cream or a coloured moisturizer just won't do. If I am going to an important event or have a long day shooting ahead I want a foundation that I can be sure will stay in place all day and that makes my complexion look flawless. I found it with Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup. Although it feels really lightweight it is super longwear and has a SPF 10. It also won't change colour or smudge. My complexion looks natural and flawless. I also like the fact that it doesn't rub off on clothes. I am really pleased about it and with so many shades it is almost impossible not to find one to match your skintone!

Tuesday 21 March 2017

This Spring is pink!

 Light-Pink is the trend color of the season and can be integrated into all outfit combinations. Whether paired with color-blocking, pink from head to toe or just a touch of pink this is the colour for Spring!
Why not opt for pink accessories such a pair of sneakers or a pink bag to bright up a dark outfit?
The playful Oxmox slip-ons or the trendy leather sneakers from Vagabond with a wide sole ensure a casual look and can be worn with jeans or a dress. The trendy Nike sneakers bring a sporty twist to any look.
Spring is pink!

Available at Ochsner Shoes

Swiss jewelry brand Pompidou presents: La Vie est belle!

Swiss jewelry Pompidou presents its collection for Spring/Summer: La Vie est belle. Pompidou staged its magnificent sparkling world in the mysterious universe of Marrakech. The inspiration for the design is femininity and creativity.
Selected jewels tell stories of winding streets and sounds from the 1001 nights. An enchanting variety of colorful creations.
The Pompidou - La vie est belle! Collection features fashion highlights such as statement necklaces in trendy colors, colored wrapping bracelets, jewelry with colorful tassels and some flexible pieces of jewelery, which can be used both as a necklace and as bracelet can be worn. Chokers are still current. The focus is also on
larger and colorful creations, which shine through the colors of natural stones. In addition turquoise and pink are coming into the game this season with green tones. The real jewelry pieces in sterling silver 925 and silver 18 carat gold plated as well as the fashion jewelry partly mixed with different materials such as leather and natural stones, which makes each piece an "Objet du désir".
Pompidou - La vie est belle! Offers a mix of trendy brands and styles that suit both the rebellious partygirl, the dreamy world traveler as well as the sporty and elegant lady.

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THOMAS SABO Charm Club Spring/Summer 2017

THOMAS SABO Charm Club collection for Spring/Summer 2017 is as varied as life itself: for the new season, the collection fascinates us with the beautiful  themes of Africa, travel, friendship, family and summer.
One of the key pieces of the collection is the "Big Five" Charm which brings together the five emblematic animals from Africa. Another one is the dream-catcher Charm embellished with hearts it captures love and the pendant "I love you to the moon and back" in the shape of the moon is the reflection of soul. With its sun dance, the Bee Charm is supposed to convey joy and gaiety, While the Plane Charm accompanied by a palm tree and a sun makes you want to take the next  flight to a hot destination. The frog Charm in pink or blue shows that great happiness is sometimes very small. Moreover, the collection has many more reasons that only need to be discovered since as usual, this spring / summer 2017 collection presents a total of 42 new items. 

Charm Club Spring/Summer 2017
is available at
Thomas Sabo point of sales

Starbucks truly yours!

Starbucks is far more than an ordinary American coffee house chain. Every barista, every location and every product stands for 40 years of coffee expertise, innovative products, individual combinations - and above all for the love of coffee and their customers.
The passion for coffee can really be felt at Starbucks - from the coffee farmers from the different cultivation areas to the baristas, which greet customers with a smile every day in the Starbucks Coffeehouses around the world.

Coffee varieties - the perfect, individual drink for everyone

Whether a professionally prepared latte or a cup of fresh filter coffee Starbucks is part of the daily routine of many people. And of course every guest has different demands on how they like their coffee. Some prefer a stronger coffee other a milder roast, some with whole milk, other like Soja milk or just a little bit sweeter. Different milk varieties, a large selection of coffee varieties as well as various syrups and individual sweetening degrees guarantee the perfect beverage for everyone with over 85,000 beverage combinations.

Almond Milk  - Starbucks expands its selection

In addition to the previous varieties of whole milk, semi-skinned milk and lactose-free milk, as well as  milk substitute coconut and soya, Starbucks now also introduces Almond milk into its Swiss range in order to further expand the milk selection for Caffé Latte and the other beverages. Almond milk is a milk-free, nutty alternative to conventional milk.

Caffè Latte - just made for you

The favorite of many guests is their  individual Caffè Latte, which allows a wide combination of different ingredients. It also requires great precision in the production process - every time. And it is exactly because of this great precision as well as the love with which the Starbucks Baristas prepare each individual Caffè Latte that makes it so in demand. The latte combines fresh brewed coffee with perfectly beaten, velvety soft milk froth. The baristas foam the milk with small microfoam vesicles to give it a silky and creamy texture.

Espresso and milk - an irresistible combination

Also in the new season, fine latte variations await the guests. They are refined with Macadamia and Caramel.

NEW: Salted Toffee Macadamia Latte

For this new Caffè Latte, Starbuck's own espresso roast coffee and foamed milk are combined with nutty macadamia syrup. The drink is rounded off  with whipped cream and lightly salted toffee sprinkles, which provide a luxurious touch.

Burnt caramel latte

Caramel lovers will love the  Burnt Caramel Latte.The limited edition, due to its great popularity, is back with a symphony of perfectly frothy, velvety milk, freshly brewed espresso and burnt caramel syrup. The topping consists of whipped cream and sprinkles of fried caramel.

Three new coffee varieties - variety for the palate

Throughout the year, Starbucks always offers a variety of unique reserve coffees. This exquisite selection consists of very rare and exotic varieties that can be enjoyed both at Starbucks Coffeehouse and at home. This spring, the Ethiopia Kayon Mountain Farm, Guatemala Flor del Rosairo and Colombia El Penol enrich the Starbucks range.

Monday 20 March 2017

MAC RETRO MATTE Liquid Lipcolour

If you are a fan of MAC RETRO MATTE you will be jumping for joy as they are back in whopping 12 new earthly hues. Lately I have become a huge fan of matte lipsticks and MAC is really fuelling my love for my favourite kind of finish with the new RETRO MATTE. I am also a fan of the liquid lipstick formula, I personally find them easier to apply and the pointed tip really helps in drawing the line of the lips.
The shades ranging from warm mid-tones nudes, up to a dark teal give you a beautiful suede-like finish and are very pigmented. Difficult not to add them all to my evergrowing make up bag, I have tried them all and find it hard to pick out a favourite. I will pick out three based on the ones I use the most and they are Burnt Spice, Ess-Presso and Café au Chic. They all are on the muted colour spectrum and they apply really well, feel really smooth with no streaks. They don't look powdery and they are very long lasting. 
The faboulous spring-like set that the MAC  sent me left me speachless and the same can be said for the RETRO MATTE as they are truly fantastic!




CARNIVOROUS blackened red 
 YOUNG ATTITUDE blackened teal 
DASH O’ SPICE yellow-beige 
 ESS-PRESSO deepened chocolate brown 
SIMPLY SMOKED brown taupe 
STONE greyed neutral brown 
CAFÉ AU CHIC greyed beige 
 BURNT SPICE creamy dirty rose
 SO ME greyed plum 
TOPPED WITH BRANDY deep dirty rose 
UNIFORMLY FABULOUS blackened grape 
CHOCOTEASE warm chocolate brown 

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
Available at all MAcounters
MAC Stores 

Friday 17 March 2017

TAG Heuer presents the new TAG Heuer Modular 45

TAG Heuer presented this week the new TAG Heuer Modular 45. 
The first TAG Heuer modular luxury watch with the quality seal "Swiss Made" - Swiss tradition, connected with the future.
Together with the partners Intel and Google, TAG Heuer introduced the new watch at two press conferences one held in Switzerland and one in California:
The press conference held in Switzerland took place near the emblematic Rütli and was chaired by Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer & President of the LVMH Watch Divison. He was joined by Josh Walden, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel's New Technology Group, and David Singleton, Google's Vice President of Android Engineering.
In San Francisco, the press conference was held several hours earlier at the St Francis Yacht Club. At the meeting were Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, Guy Semon, General Manager of TAG Heuer, and Tom Foldesi, Vice President of Connected Products & Technology, TAG Heuer.

Jean-Claude Biver, TAG Heuer CEO & President of the LVMH Watch Division, said: 
"After the huge success of the first TAG Heuer Connected watch, today I am very proud to present the Connected Modular 45. This is a Swiss watch which embodies the luxury codes of tomorrow, and which not only enables you to connect to the future, but also to connect to eternity thanks to its simple and smart modular design. This innovative, unique and distinctive watch is at the forefront of the latest technologies available in Silicon Valley and, at the same time, a genuine Swiss watch, bearing the Swiss Made label. It is the incarnation of our leading position with luxury connected watch and with this high level of technology.”

“Engineering the next wave of smart and connected devices with iconic partners is a core strategy for Intel,” said Josh Walden, Senior Vice President and General Manager, New Technology Group, Intel. 
“We are thrilled to continue our strong collaboration with TAG Heuer. With innovative design and technology, the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 redefines the capabilities of a luxury smartwatch.” 
“The first generation of the TAG Heuer Connected pushed the boundary of what is possible when you combine traditional watchmaking and cutting-edge technology,” said David Singleton, Vice President of Android Engineering at Google. 
“We’re excited to work with TAG Heuer again to create a new powerful connected watch that demonstrates the ongoing innovation of TAG Heuer’s craftsmanship and the Android Wear platform."

A truly modular watch featuring an original concept which is brand new in the field of connected watches: the connected module is interchangeable with an Haute Horlogerie mechanical module - 3 hands or Chronograph Tourbillon COSC certified - offering a vast choice of materials, colors and combinations: the concept of modularity also applies to the lugs, strap, buckle. This is nothing less than a luxury watch which can be completely tailored to suit your mood. 
A beautiful design and bold aesthetic This is a genuine Swiss luxury watch engineered in collaboration with Intel: water-resistant to 50 meters, it features GPS, an NFC sensor for payments, a stunning high definition AMOLED screen, a wide selection of unlimited customizable TAG Heuer dials. Google’s Android Wear 2.0 and the new TAG Heuer Companion app improve the software experience and keep you connected with the people and information that you care about most. In crafting this watch, no compromises were made on design. Only high-quality materials have been used, such as titanium, ceramic, rose gold, with impeccable attention to detail. See Now, Buy Now: Avant-garde right up to distribution, available as of today TAG Heuer leads the way in the world of avant-garde luxury watchmaking as the first watch brand to apply the "See now, buy now" fast fashion concept. 

Let's celebrate Easter at Ladurée

Ladurée presents its Easter collection and it is oh so cute!
Gourmet creations, playfully coloured in springtime hues created by head patisserie ched Claire Heitzler.
From Lolly Pink bunny made with white chocolate to a Garden Party made of pistachio sugar crust pastry and strawberry jam covered with pistachio mousse decorated with raspberries, strawberry jam cubes, pistachio and chocolate flowers. a beautiful spring garden. I am loving the "Poules aux oeufs d'or" pink hens made of white chocolate and crunchy pearls. And how cute is the "Charms Garden" gift box? 
Time to head to Ladurée!