Thursday 24 October 2019

Starbucks launches the Phantom Frappuccino for Halloween

Ready for a spooky Halloween surprise of a special kind? Watch out! In the darkness lurks the eerily palatable because this year Starbucks fans can look forward to a spooky good Frappuccino special creation.
The raven-black and 100 % vegan Phantom Frappuccino will be available exclusively at all Starbucks Coffee Houses in Switzerland from October 26th to 31st, guaranteed to leave you with goosebumps - but only for six days and as long as stocks last.

The deep black culinary seduction

The Phantom Frappuccino may look dark and scary, but refreshingly tropical and light in taste. In the darkness of Phantom Frappuccino®, the sweet (or sour?) Taste of Halloween awaits. But those who dares, can enjoy a creepy good taste of the 100 percent vegan coconut drink. Because beneath the darkness awaits the mysterious fruit-stirring mango-pineapple twist. The creepy shimmering lime-green topping makes the Frappuccino a phantom-tastic brew.

Sustainable enjoyment - bring tumblers and get a discount

Refill your own Tumbler with a hand-made drink at Starbucks Coffee House and get a discount of 0.80 cents per drink. Of course you can also use Tumbler and Reusable Cups that are not purchased at a Starbucks Coffee House.

Tuesday 22 October 2019


ZADIG & VOLTAIRE introduces its new feminine fragrance Girls Can Say Anything.
#GIRLSCAN... A new revolution. Freedom to act. Freedom of speech. A clear sign of the times. Today, people can say what they think. Great taste, but spiteful remarks. While the Zadig woman does whatever she likes, the Voltaire woman proclaims whatever is on her mind. Without restraint. Without censorship. Without inhibition.
Girls Can Say Anything is a fragrance that encourages freedom of speech and emancipation, through a smile. The fragrance plays around with convention and interweaves traditionally masculine and feminine style, blurring boundaries.
 A fragrance with real personality! Once again, Quentin Bisch plays a daring hand, presenting a new fougère with floral tones and tender almond accents. It’s a mover and shaker with no mincing of words: free and multi-faceted, floral and woody, radiant with softness. This cult neo-fougère by #GIRLSCAN reflects that same signature: a minimalist lavender opening yields to geranium facets, oak moss and tonka. Floral, intense, smooth. An aldehyde breeze then brings shimmers of rose oxide.
This concentration of energy comes in an iconic bottle inspired by the bottles of water that are handed out at fashion shows, with crystalline lines.
GIRLS CAN SAY ANYTHING is available as 30ml, 50ml and 90 ml.

“With GIRLS CAN SAY ANYTHING I want to remind women that 
they have the right to speak out and say what they think every single day, 
and that’s the very essence of my new fragrance. 
We can do what we want, and now I want to proclaim loud 
and clear that we can say what we want as well. Let’s give women a mouthpiece, 
the courage to speak out without restraint, 
without limitations. That’s true Girl Power. #GirlsCan spray the word!”
 Cecilia Bonstrom – Artistic Director Zadig&Voltaire

Images courtesy of ZADIG & VOLTAIRE

Sunday 20 October 2019

Hublot presents the colourful achievement of green SAXEM for the Big Bang MP-11.

Hublot is delighted to present the colourful achievement of green SAXEM for the Big Bang MP-11.
Having made a huge investment in the industrialisation of sapphire the most difficult material to produce in several colours (transparent, black, yellow, blue and red), to have the quantity necessary to create its models, and given the impossibility of offering an emerald green in this material, Hublot has now explored new avenues. 
Today, the brand is able to take a new approach to the ultra-technical and contemporary design of the MP-11 model by shaping its case in an innovative material never before used in watchmaking. Endowed with a deep green that can compete with the finest emeralds, SAXEM combines peerless resistance with a brilliance that comes close to that of a diamond. Within this fully transparent case beats a manual-winding manufacture calibre with an exceptional 14-day power reserve ensured by seven barrels that can be seen from the dial side.
With this new Big Bang MP-11, Hublot once more asserts its regal mastery of innovation, at both a technical level and in terms of aesthetics. 

Images courtesy of HUBLOT

Wednesday 16 October 2019

LONDONTOWN: new Fall 19/20 collection Modern Opulence

 LONDONTOWN presents its new Fall 19/20 collection Modern Opulence. The collection of trendy nailpolishes is daring, empowered and lavish. The collection includes the shades Crowning Crumpet, Honeymoon, Cashmere and Starstruck.
LONDONTOWN creates healthy alternatives to your traditional nail polish, providing botanically infused nail care and polishes with a lasting, gel-like wear. They believe in natural, effective products that won't damage your nails. Londontown lakurs are proudly made vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and 9-free.

Images courtesy of LONDONTOWN

FRIZZ EASE Weightless Wonder

JOHN FRIEDA introduces FRIZZ EASE Weightless Wonder: a new collection against frizz especially formulated for fine hair.  If frizzy hair products usually weigh your hair down you will love the new FRIZZ EASE Weightless Wonder collection! As many traditional frizz fighting products can leave your greasy, heavy and weigh your hair down. 
A ground-breaking collection of products who are not only featherlight frizz-fighting solutions but also target frizz both from the inside and outside and all without weighing fine hair down.
The Weightless Wonder Shampoo infused with Aloe Water cleanses frizzy, fine hair and prep hair for lightweight frizz-free style. The shampoo cleanses and moisturises thanks to the hydrating aloe water.
The Weightless Wonder Conditioner nourishes and detangles frizzy and fine hair infused with Aloe Water. The conditioner fights frizz without weighing the hair down while leaving hair soft, light and airy.

Images courtesy of JOHN FRIEDA

ESPRIT Winter Collection: BE THE SPIRIT

Forget the Christma tree, the presents and leave traditions behind. This year, you are the center of attention. You and your loved ones. Love knows no boundaries and religions, love stands for diversity, that's why ESPRIT wants you to celebrate it in all conceivable forms - with being together, whether family, friends, or new acquaintances. You want to throw yourself in it? Upgrade your wardrobe with fluffy knitwear and festive highlights that instantly add to the Holiday mood.
Elegant "must-haves" and at the same time cozy basics embellish heartwarming moments by the fireplace. Turtleneck, V-neck sweater and button-through sweaters blend with sleek flared leg, straight fit and skinny jeans to create the iconic basics of the cozy season. Fancy statements? Highlights such as a plush jackets and elegant coats set the right accents. True to the motto Mix-and-Match, the Esprit Winter collection embodies high-quality design and classic cuts for an elegant timeless chic.
It is getting cold? Warm feel-good pieces are the answer! Cuddly knit in optical prints, comfortable anoraks and winter jackets with faux fur accents in calm blue, beige and white tones make you want to go for winter walks and cozy evenings with friends.
Festive atmosphere is never complete without the right party. Ladies shimmer in gold-plated skirts and dresses or sophisticated trouser suits in mysterious jet black. Men dress in casual blazers in black and blue, combined with slim fit shirts and classic polo corners.
 No matter how you spend the festive time, now is the time to celebrate new and old friendships. But more than that, it is time to live the spirit that makes up the festive season! Be yourself. Be the party. Be the group. Be the spirit!

Images courtesy of ESPRIT


Inspired by washoku, or traditional Japanese food culture, SHISEIDO introduced WASO skincare in 2017. WASO fuses natural goodness with cutting-edge science and technology. Customizable, playful, and accessible, the range includes products that strengthen skin with continuous use. 
SHISEIDO introduce its two latest rescue innovations: Eye Opening Essence and Poreless Matte Primer. Ready to awaken tired-looking eye areas, minimize shine, and smooth pores.
Used as both seasoning for traditional Japanese dishes and treatment thanks to its many health benefits, yakumi refers to a condiment that creates a complex flavor experience. Similar to yakumi that are used to enhance and customize a meal to each person’s liking, the two new rescue products dubbed “yakumix” by SHISEID can be added to any existing routine to support and optimize skin benefits. 


The unique, snow-like texture inspired by momijioroshi gives an instant cooling sensation that improves the look of tired eyes. The fast-absorbing formula in addition to helping reduce the appearance of puffiness delivers a fresh burst of moisture. Much like the classic Japanese condiment, you only a small amount of this essence to feel the results. A refreshing and youthful scent adds to the energizing experience.
The Eye Opening Essence thanks to clarity boosting agent and color correcting pearl agent  address dullness and improve the appearance of dark circle. While Zingiberaceae extract and Carrot Root Protoplast contribute to healthy-looking skin.


The intensive, green-tinted primer absorbs excess oil and minimizes the appearance of pores for a beautifully matte complexion. Just like wasabi, a spicy yakumi that draws out umami (flavor), it really only takes a little bit of this primer to reduce shine and give you wonderful long lasting results. A simple and crisp scent adds to the refreshing experience.
Watercress Moisturizing Extract derived from a perennial plant belonging to the same family as wasabi is a nutrientand mineral-rich plant contains folic acid, potassium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and E. This extract helps to make skin smooth and even while Pore Refining Agent, a peptide consisting of two amino acids alleviates damage from unsaturated fatty acids and helps to minimize the appearance of pores.
Oil Absorbing Powder absorbs excess sebum immediately upon application in order to help keep skin comfortably matte for hours.
 Use it as the last step in your morning routine or before applying foundation, squeeze a small amount onto your fingertip and thinly apply to the T-zone and other areas of the face prone to visible pores and shine. To enhance the primer’s effects, layer it over your foundation.

Friday 11 October 2019


It's raining outside, everything is gray. Well, when this time comes, only one thing will help: COLOR THERAPY! Essentiel Antwerp convinces once again with a wonderful color palette and a wonderful pattern mix. And if there are still signs of monotony there is still a power logo top. Go away, winter blues, go away! The new winter collection from Essentiel Antwerp is available in store, at modissa and online.

Images courtesy of ESSENTIAL ANTWERP

L'Occitane opens its 10th boutique in Switzerland

L'Occitane en Provence strengthens its presence in Switzerland and opens a new boutique at the railway station in Basel. Taking advantage of the renovation of the central station, L'Occitane will take travelers to a journey to Provence with unique and luminous beauty and where nature never ceases to amaze us.
Like a sudden desire for new sensations, scented emotions, natural ingredients,cosmetic innovations ... L'Occitane offers natural care for the body, face or skin hair, designed for women and men. Come discover and let yourself be seduced by these products that will become essential for your beauty routine and accompany your days and nights.

Güterstr. 115
 4053 Basel 
Open 7 days a week

#FREEYOURPORES with the new Blue Agave range from Bioré

Bioré presents its dream team for combination skin with the new range of products Blue Agave + Baking Powder. Oily on T zone and dry on the cheeks, combination skin surely has different needs that normal skin and requires extra care. Bioré's new range of products Blue Agave + Baking Powder has been specially designed for dry / oily combination skin thanks to its moisturizing formula with blue agave.
The association of the new active agent blue agave and baking powder is the ideal solution for combination skin. Using blue agave, Bioré rests on a tradition that goes back to the Aztecs: this head plant from Mexico, known for its healing and soothing properties, is used to treat skin or even heal wounds. Meanwhile, baking powder in the formula is known for its ability to clean thoroughly. This cleans skin and pores deeply and ensures a uniform and even skin.
The range includes: a nourishing detox-cream mask, a balancing pore cleanser, an acne foam cleansing and a warming clay mask.
I gave my pores a deep clean in one minute with the Bioré Instant Warming Clay Mask. The mask heats up when in contact with water this way opening pores and drawing out impurities and dirt. Skin is left smooth and refreshed. The mask doesn't dry or harden skin leaving skin and pores purified. Daily grind such as pollution, dirt, etc can really have a negative effect on our complexion, so the Cooling Detox is just what you need. Specially formulated for combination skin this creamy mask eliminates impurities and purify clogged pores. The Balancing Pores Cleanser is just the perfect daily care for combination skin. It deeply cleanses while also gently exfoliating thanks to the jojoba beads. Skin is soothed and conditioned. On the other hand if you want to prevent acne without over-drying the Acne Cleansing Foam is a great ally. The rich foam cleanses deeply while also helping the development of new acne.

Wednesday 9 October 2019

LALIQUE presents its new feminine fragrance SOLEIL LALIQUE

 Lalique presents its new feminine fragrance Soleil Lalique. With this addictive new fragrance, Lalique celebrates the sun and the free-spirited women who love it. Dressed in gold and coral, adorned with a delicate charm bracelet the 100 ml bottle is as playful and feminine as the fragrance.
Her scent is as exhilarating as the pearly golden light of a fresh new day, pouring in with a scented floral breeze through billowing curtains. As irresistibly sweet as the first sip of frothy Caffè Latte in the morning. As warm and soft as her golden skin.
The fragrance features top notes of cardamon, bitter almond and zesty mandarin and heart notes of mouthwatering pear granita, caffe latte and jasmine with dry-down notes of sandalwood, musks and pink praline. Sunshine in a bottle.
The scent is as honeyed as the morning light. The softly rounded bottle is shaped like the rays of the sun.
As an added, playful touch a charm bracelet is wound around the neck of the 100 ml bottle. Inspired by the timeless modernity of an art deco Laliqe earring, the tasseled chain is adorned by a gleaming solar pearl. The chain ends with a golden tab bearing the name of the fragrance.
SOLEIL LALIQUE is available as travel-friendly 30 ml & 50 ml sizes and in a lavish 100 ml natural spray bottle at LALIQUE Boutique Zurich, Globus and Parfumerie Osswald Zurich.

“ We conceived this fragrance like a burst of morning light in a bedroom. A radiant halo of serene, intimate notes. Soleil Lalique is an invitation to wake up to the world with a smile! ” 

Images courtesy of LALIQUE

System Professional launches SP Essential

System Professional launches a hair care line that combines the power of five selected minerals in an innovative formula: SP Essential.
The new intensive care SP Essential impresses with a deeply effective formula, which is composed of ingredients of up to 96% of natural origin and is formulated free of sulphates, silicones and parabens as well as animal ingredients. Shampoo, conditioner and mask rely on the power of five fermented minerals with nourishing properties. Copper, zinc, iron, silicon and magnesium create a rich care from the roots to the tips: the hair this way is strengthened and gets a natural shine.
The line includes SP Essential Nourishing Shampoo,  SP Essential Nourishing Conditioner and SP Nourishing Mask.
The shampoo provides gentle cleansing and care for all hair types, the conditioner nourishes the hair in seconds while also protecting against mechanical damage while the mask nourishes the hair making it smooth and easy to comb.

SISLEY introduces the new Velvet Sleeping Mask

After launching the Velvet Nourishing Cream last year Sisley is now launching the Velvet Sleeping Mask with Saffron Flowers. This is the first repairing sleeping mask created by Sisley especially to rescue dry skin and leave-it ultra-soothed upon awakening.
The Velvet Sleeping Mask is a protective mask that brings comfort to dry skin while also helping it to regenerate and repair itself overnight. The mask includes highest-performing ingredients such as Saffron Flowers, Thyme Honey, Shea Butter and Orange Blossom. Extract of Saffron Flowers is a super-soothing active ingredient that brings comfort to skin. Thyme Honey regenerates skin while Shea Butter thanks to its nourishing and soothing properties repairs skin damage due to external aggressions. Orange Blossom on the other hand offers an immediate sensation of relief.
The texture is cocooning and the mask envelops skin in a bubble of softness.
The Velvet Sleeping Mask can also be applied as an emergency mask in a thick layer on the face and neck and left for 10 minutes. This way the mask provides skin with intensive soothing benefits.

Images courtesy of SISLEY Paris

Dr. Hauschka introduces the new Hayflower Cardamon Cleansing Lotion and Stone Pine Sea Salt Cleansing Gel

The new Hayflower Cardamon Cleansing Lotion and the new Stone Pine Sea Salt Cleansing Gel will join the Dr. Hauschka range from October 15th.
Exquisite cleaning for the body and hands: whether in the form of shower cream or hand cleanser, the new products offer moments of well-being and a sensual escape, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If put in hot water, the essential oils and selected essences display their intense aromas - and the precious power of nature.

Hayflower Cardamon Cleansing Lotion 

The composition of hand-picked hayflowers and rich avocado oil cleanses gently and leaves the skin soft and silky. The creamy balm harmonizes and brings a calming effect. The precious essences of cardamom and cassia relax the body and the mind. Sweet as a summer night, this cleansing balm contains the strength of sun-bathed hay flowers.

Stone Pine Sea Salt Cleansing Gel

The composition of sea salt, produced according to the traditional method, combined with intense rosemary water, confers a vivifying energy and purifies the spirit. This gentle gel cleanses gently and tones the skin. Precious essences of cardamom and eucalyptus stimulate the body and mind. Fresh as the first hours of the morning, the cleansing gel prepares for an active start to the day. 

Images courtesy of Dr. Hauschka


H&M is pleased to announce a collaboration with the heritage label Pringle of Scotland on a line of traditional knitwear with a new sporty interpretation. Developed by H & M's design team in collaboration with Pringle of Scotland's creative studio, the Pringle of Scotland x H & M collection is available worldwide and online as of October 3rd.
Pringle of Scotland shares its Scottish heritage of tartan and jacquard motifs and offers it a new and subtle trend. Among the highlights of this collection, we find the sweater made up of a patchwork of hues and textures that intertwine to create retro-inspired ribbed wool-inspired rhomboid patterns, as well as the cropped collar-sleeves cropped sweater ball. Traditional weavings are imbued with a captivating character in a series of generously oversized pullovers with raw edges. Ring-knit dresses, plush hoodies, second-skin leggings, scarves and fluffy bonnets all feature athletic logo prints for a sporty look.
The revitalizing color palette brings a feeling of well-being. It is a mixture of autumn colors such as mustard yellow, dove gray and brown biscuit, completed by surprising touches of acid yellow. The collection uses cleverly recycled polyester and organic cotton, plush wool and smooth viscose fibers. And on a playful note, the range also offers everyone who loves their dog, jerseys in prints and matching colors for our 4-legged friends.

"Pringle of Scotland has a long history in terms of partnership, and this latest 
collaboration with 
H & M has been extremely inspiring. 
We are always looking for new ways to express the DNA of our heritage knitwear
 and we hope that this fun and sporty new version of our famous rhinestone
 sweaters and Fair Isle will delight our loyal customers and reach a wide audience 
worldwide through H & M"
says Katy Wallace, Brand Director at Pringle of Scotland.

Images courtesy of H&M