Monday 30 October 2017

Elie Saab Le Parfum Feuilles d'Or Eau de Parfum

Elie Saab is giving us an enchanted Christmas this year with the Elie Saab Le Parfum Feuilles d'Or. The new Collector Eau de Parfum pays tribute to Haute Couture jewellery with gold-infused embroidery which recalls the designer's creations.
The fragrance created by Francis Kurkdjian is as dazzling as jewellery beset with gold and precious gem. Deliciously addictive the oriental floral fragrance sees top notes of gold-coloured orange from Brazil evoking the Holiday season. At the heart of the fragrance white flowers, luminous Orange Blossom, Jasmine and radiant Ylang-Ylang. Kurkdjian also wanted to accentuate the intensity of Honey Rose, sustained by a warm and woody base of Patchouli.
The perfect fragrance for the Holiday season!

RITUALS opens its first boutique in the Romandie

The time has finally come! RITUALS opened its first store in the Romandie in October. The fans of the brand will be able to enjoy a relaxing shopping experience in Lausanne, in a shop of more than 100 square meters.
After Zurich, St. Gallen, Bern, Zug, Lucerne, Biel and Basel, Lausanne is now the next city to welcome a Rituals store. The entry into the Swiss market since 2004 of the Dutch brand of beauty and lifestyle has been a great success: Lausanne is the 13th store to open its doors in Switzerland.
I was invited to the official opening party and I can assure the store it is truly beautiful and surely worth a visit. If you are starting your Christmas shopping you will be spoiled for choice as advent calendars and lots of holiday gift ideas are already in-store.
The well-being and pampering feeling are perceived straight away as soon as you step into the store. Each guest is greeted with a relaxing cup of tea and can fully enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the store.  RITUALS conscientiously develops its approach according to the motto: enjoy the small pleasures of life! This philosophy is expressed in each product of the brand.

"For three years, we have been very active in the retail sector in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. With that, we have created a good base for opening our own shop. We are delighted to offer our French-speaking customers an exciting shopping experience in our new store ", says Marianne Müller, Country Manager RITUALS Cosmetics Switzerland.

Photo credit: Manuel Lopez

Rituals Cosmetics Lausanne
Place de la Palud 14
1003 Lausanne

Friday 27 October 2017

L'Occitane widens its Shea Butter range with some gorgeous new products

The Shea Butter line from L'Occitane is one of my favourite range ever and of course I couldn't be happier to hear that they are adding five new products to the existing range. Shea Butter is surely an ideal beauty ingredient and women of Burkina Faso have been using Shea Butter for centuries to nourish their skin.
The five new products are all for the body and really focus on nourishing skin which make them ideal for the cold months ahead. Joining the existing Shea Butter range are: Ultra Light Body Cream, Ultra Rich Body Cream, Body Shower Oil, Rich Body Lotion and Faboulous Body Oil.
If you are looking for a rich body cream to nourish your skin in the cold Winter months you are really spoiled for choice with these novelties. The Ultra Rich Body Cream enriched with 25% Shea Butter intensely nourishes skin for up to 72 hours and it is ideal for dry to very dry skin. The Ultra Rich Body Cream also protects skin from dryness and giving a feeling of softness and comfort.  The cream although is very rich is quickly absorbed and doesn't leave any greasy film. If you prefer a lighter formula you will love the Ultra Light Body Cream with 5% Shea Butter. The cream thanks to its airy texture feels really lightweight. It nourishes and softens skin for up to 24 hours. If you love practicality you will apreciate  the Shea Rich Body Lotion which thanks to the dosing bottle makes for an easy and quick application. Enriched with 15% Shea Butter and Calendula the cream not only nourishes but also brings comfort to dry skin. To nourish skin under the shower the Shea Body Shower Oil gently cleanses but also nourish dry skin. It has a rich texture and leaves a protecting film on skin. It relieves the feeling of tightness and makes skin softer.
After the shower apply the Shea Fabulous Oil which really nourish, soften and help protect skin from dryness while leaving a pleasant scent of Shea. 
I have already made the new Shea Butter part of my skincare routine and I am loving them!

Shea Butter novelties 
are available now at
L'Occitane Boutiques
and on

HEAD 2017 Fashion Show : backstage with MAC Cosmetics

The HEAD Fashion Show 2017 is one of the foremost fashion event in Geneva  and surely attracts each year a large audience of professionals, journalists and fashion lovers all on the search of new talents.
This year the Fashion Show saw 23 BA collections and 8 MA collections for a total of 270 creations presented. HEAD Geneva Fashion Design programme has become over the years one of the most coveted fashion programmes in the world.
Thanks to MAC Cosmetics which is a partner of the event I was able not only to attend the HEAD Fashion Show but also to take a look backstage and see the MAC Cosmetics Makeup Artists at work to recreate the HEAD Look created by Katlyn Gontier.
The look was  a kind of natural yet beautiful and glowing with glossy lips. What not to love?
I was truly in love with the look as I am a huge fan of natural makeup looks myself. It was a great experience to see Katlyin and the other MAC Makeup Artists creating the HEAD Look on the models backstage.
For the skin they first used Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion which is a lightweight serum that provides skin with a boost of hydration. It also gently soothes, revives and gets skin ready for foundation.
 Then it was a Studio Fix galore as they used Studio Fix Fluid and Studio Fix Perfecting Powder to create a wonderful natural matte finish look. The Studio Fix Fluid has an oil-control formula and gives you a medium to full buildable coverage. It is also very long-lasting and covers imperfections very well, giving you a flawless look. To set the makeup Katlyn went for Studio Fix Perfecting Powder.  It is infused with nourishing ingredients and sets makeup to perfection all with a matte finish.
As highlighter Katlyn used Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade. This is a luxurious powder which gives you a beautiful radiant finish.
For the eyes she used Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork and Brow Set in Beguile into the crease. The Pro Longwear Paint Pot is a long-wearing cream shadow which is very blendable and can be worn alone or mixed with other products. The Extended Play Lash was the mascara of choice for the HEAD Look. Thanks to its waterproof formula this longwearing mascara lasts up to 16 hours. 
Lips were conditioned and hydrated with the Lip Conditioner and then the Retro Matte Liquid LipColour in Mango Mango was applied to give a splash of colour with a liquid-suede finish.

Thanks MAC Cosmetics for the great night!

Thursday 26 October 2017

Exciting news from NUXE

Nuxe has some exciting news for all the skincare lovers some. Beautiful skin starts surely with a good cleansing and hydrating routine but of course not every skin type has the same needs.
Pollution, stress and external factors can make our skin to go dull and dry. Dehydrated skin will look not only dull but will also result in a loss of supleness. Nuxe has reinvented its Crème Fraîche de beauté which now gives you up to 48 hours of moisturisation and also provides an anti-pollution shield. The new formula combining Botanical Milks and Algae Extract provide for effective moisturisation while protecting skin from the negative effects of pollution and reducing the sensation of discomfort. The Crème fraîche de beauté is suitable for all skin types even the most sensitive ones just like the Crème fraîche de beauté Moisturising Serum 48H. The very refreshing serum deeply hydrates dry skin and thanks to the hyaluronic acid combined with plant milks it provides a moisturisation which lasts up to 48 hours. It soothes and protects skin from external aggressions leaving skin feeling fresh, soft and radiant.
To ensure skin is perfectly clean and take all the following treatments to the best Bio Beauté Nuxe has created the Anti-Pollution Cleansing Oil Gel and Anti-Pollution Micellar Cleansing Water.
The Cleansing Oil Gel gently cleanses while removing all traces of makeup and dirt. The gel-like texture transforms into oil on application and becomes milky when rinsed.  It really removes all traces of makeup even waterproof ones as well as pollution particles. If you are a fan of micellar waters you will appreciate the Anti-Pollution Micellar Cleansing Water. Thanks to the organic white grape extract it effectively cleanses face and eyes while removing all traces of makeup, pollution particles and dirt. The Anti-Pollution Micellar Cleansing Water is really a beauty must-have as it is so quick and easy to use and doesn't need rinsing. The texture is light and refreshing with a pleasant fragrance.

Estée Lauder novelties for Fall 2017

Estée Lauder is giving us a lot to be excited about this Fall thanks to the array of great novelties all meant to enhance our beauty and of course making us look beautiful. If you are a fan of the Advanced Night Repair range I am sure you will love the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix which renews, fortifies and hydrates eyes. The Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti Aging Instant Refinishing Facial gently smooths for radiant and softer looking skin. If makeup is your thing you will adore the new Pure Envy Lash Mascara which allows you to customise your lashes and the new Pure Color Envy Matte statement-making lipstick with a gorgeous matte finish.

Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix

This eye concentrate is really a little wonder as it renews, fortifies and hydrates eyes.
It nourishes skin while strengthening it and with a 360° Matrix technology it gives you a fresh "wide open" look. The custom-design massage applicator makes for an easy and pleasant application.
Use it morning and evening for best results.

Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-aging Instant Refinishing Facial

This exfoliating treatment is gently yet effective in removing impurities and dead cells to make skin look brighter, smoother and radiant. The dual-action formula really goes to refine skin and pores leaving you feeling as you just have had a spa treatment.

Pure Color Envy Lash Multi Effects Mascara

Thanks to the hybrid brush of  new Pure Color Envy Lash Multi Effects Mascara you can now customize your lashes and achieve your desired effect. The formula is buildable so you can change your look through the day. Lashes are kept hydrated all day thanks to the conditioning oil.

Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick

The Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick thanks to its light-weight creamy formula glides effortlessly on lips while giving you a wonderful intense matte finish.

Estée Lauder Novelties 
are available now 
at your Estée Lauder Counter
and on

NIVEA Urban Skin

Nivea has launched a new skincare range with in mind the people who live in the city. NIVEA URBAN SKIN range includes a daily moisturizer, a night cream and a detox mask.
The Daily Essentials Urban Skin Defence 48H Moisture Boost is a daily cream that helps protect skin from external aggressors such as pollution, smog and sunlight providing also a SPF 20. Skin is moisturized for 48 hours, refreshed and all with an invigorating and pleasant scent. The Nivea Daily Essentials Urban Skin Detox 48H Moisture Boost Night Cream is a gel cream that really pampers and reinforces skin overnight while preparing it for urban life. Skin is radiant, healthy and smooth next morning.
The Nivea Daily Essentials 1 minute Urban Detox Mask exfoliates and removes dead cells while deep cleansing skin. You only need one minute for the mask to act so it can easily be part of a busy urban life daily routine.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

ERDEM x H&M my top five!

With just over a week to the launch of ERDEM x HM I have picked my top five items out of the collection which for me are true must-haves!
My first pick was the ERDEM hoody, a real no-brainer, this sweater with the ERDEM logo will surely be a staple in any Fall wardrobe. You can combine it with jeans and check pants but also over a dress or a skirt.
My second pick was the Chanel-like jacket that with the gorgeous combination of black, white and yellow is such a timeless piece which you will be able to wear for years to come.
Then I have picked two fab dresses a short one and long one, thanks to the lace and with florals motifs  they are a dream for romantic lovers. They are elegant enough for a special occasion but they can be dressed down if worn over jeans.
My last pick is the floral pants which will look great with a smart blouse for an important work meeting but will work just as well on a night out with a bodysuit or a black turtleneck.
Hope you like my picks! Which are your favourite pieces of the collection?







out November 2nd 2017
at selected H&M stores
and online