Thursday, 23 October 2014

Treat yourself with Connaisseurs Collection de Luxe by Lindt

As I'm a Swiss beauty and lifestyle blogger, I thought I should also show you some of the greatest news regarding Swiss world-famous products.

I'm so excited about my recent collaboration with Lindt & Sprüngli, which is one of the most known Swiss brand in the world, and can't wait to show you some of their gems.

From time to time I've posted, and will post, some recipes on my blog or Instagram, and most of them are sweets. This clearly shows I've a very sweet tooth, and especially when it comes to chocolate....well.... I literally couldn't live without it. Therefore you can imagine my face the morning I've received a parcel coming from Lindt & Sprüngli :D And this is what I've got...







The Connaisseurs Collection de Luxe pralines are made with the finest ingredients that combined to a meticulous presentation are incomparable in taste and a pleasure to the eye. The perfect gift to meet the most demanding taste.

Since this Fall 2014, the already existing selection of 14 pralines have been enriched with a new gem, a queen, called "Dôme de Noisette" and the name says it all! A crunch hazelnuts heart covered with the best milk chocolate and decorated with fine white chocolate lines. Sprinkles of hazelnut and caramel are on top of the this queen, as a crown.




You would think it's a shame to eat such a nice creation... but once you do it you won't regret it ;)

The Collection de Luxe is available in 2 sizes: 230 gr (CHF 15,95*) and 445 gr. (CHF 26,95*)

For more info on Lindt products visit www.lindt.com


*suggested retail price

Friday, 17 October 2014

Your Halloween 2014 with Lush

Have you already seen the new Lush products for this Halloween?

new Sparkler - Bath Bomb (CHF 8.50)



A crackling and fizzing Rose Jam-scented bath bomb that makes bath night fireworks night. The soothingly-fragranced bomb fizzes and crackles in an explosion of colour, spinning around the bath turning it into a fiery, shimmering display.


new Northern Light - Bath Bomb (CHF 8.50)



Escape into relaxation with this bath bomb that gives an impressive display no matter where you are in the world. As the ends fizz away, the middle slowly dissolves to reveal blue and neon green, turning your water into a calming jasmine and ylang ylang-scented swirling night sky scattered with stars. 


Lord of Misrule - Bath Bomb (CHF 8.50)



Revel in your bath with this mischievous bomb that features a spicy herbal blend of patchouli and black pepper oil. Inspired by the ruler of the pagan Feast of Fools, Lord Of Misrule has a deep green exterior that slowly froths away to reveal a rich wine-coloured centre. Just like at the Feast of Fools, when the wine starts to flow, the popping candy crackles and the festivities begin... 


new Fairy Ring - soap (CHF 9.-)



This grounding, 100% palm-free soap is made with fresh mushrooms to get you back to nature. Jasmine absolute, ylang ylang and vetivert oils invoke feelings of mystical joy...the scent will take you to the bottom of the garden and away with the fairies. Shiitake mushrooms are filled with nutrients, are said to improve blood circulation and are antibacterial. You will receive a slice of this toadstool-shaped soap when you order (or you can treat yourself to the whole thing!)


new Pumpkin - bubble bar



Have a ball in the bath with this warming and cheerful bubble bar that adds a bit of sparkle to a cold night. The energising blend of juniperberry, lime and grapefruit oils packs a punch. Perfect for a long, lingering soak, just make sure you get out of your bath by midnight...


new Wizard - bubble bar (CHF 8.80)



Cast a Jingle Spell over weariness with this shimmering bubble bar that makes bath time magic. With energising tangerine oil and purifying juniperberry and fennel essential oils, the Wizard banishes stress and helps you recover. Perfect for those occasions when you've over-indulged, the Wizard will disappear after Halloween, so grab enough to see you through the party season.


new Wizard's Hat - giftbox (CHF30.-)



Get in the spirit of Halloween with this bewitching gift. Turn your bath water into a bubbling cauldron with these three spellbinding bathing beauties. When they've vanished and you're feeling more sorted, pop on the hat for an instant costume.


I wish you all a great Halloween 2014 :)
 
 

Manhattan Blogger's Choice Collection

Inspired by the lights, the colors... the life of New York, nine Beauty/Fashion Bloggers have designed this great collection called Blogger's Choice.

3 stylish collection composed of 1 eyeshadow palette, 1 lipstick and 1 nail lacquer each.

These mini collections are very different from each other, but you will surely find the one that suits you best.

And now let's see the collections in detail:


SOHO (designed by chocolate-bit.ch, honeyandmilk.net and youtube.co/juliagraf)





CHINA TOWN (designed by magi-mania.de, fashionpuppe.com and youtube.com/funnypilgrim)





MEATPACKING DISTRICT (designed by innenaussen.com, fashionmonger.net and fashionhippieloves.com)




The Blogger's Choice collection is already available in stores.


Blogger's Coice Eyeshadow (CHF 6,90)



Blogger's Choice Lipstick (CHF 6,50)



Blogger's Choice Nail Polish (CHF 6,50)



My general impression about this collection is absolutely positive! For a very little price you can get good quality products. Nail polishes are good as all Manhattan ones. When it comes to the eyeshadows they are pretty well pigmented, and I like the color combination, too: from daytime makeup to most extreme smokey eyes for your nights out ;)
But what impressed me the most are the lipsticks! These are super pigmented, matte and longlasting. For this price you can't get any better!

Have you ever tried something from this gorgeous collection? Let me know in the comments ;)


Dr. Hauschka - "Wind und Wetter Bad" Limited Edition


When the days turn cold and wet, Norway spruce essential oil is an invaluable aid. It supports your circulation and, together with the warm bath water, offers intensive, long-lasting warmth for your body – both inside and out. The resinous Norway spruce fragrance has a calming effect and lets you breathe freely while jojoba oil gently moisturises your skin. A blissful bathing product for cold, windy days.

Let's take a look at the ingredients:

Sulfated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Picea Excelsa Leaf Oil, Alcohol, Limonene*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex (CI 75810).
*from natural essential oils


Why it is always special to buy Dr. Hauschka products:
  • Truly natural and/or organic cosmetics, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
  • Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG
  • Vegan
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions

Tips: 

A small bowl containing Spruce Warming Bath Essence pleasantly fragrances the air in rooms, particularly in winter.


Now available in stores. Suggested retail price CHF 8.-

Catrice Limited Edition ”Viennart"


Beauty Vernissage. The fascinating glamour of Art Nouveaux is celebrating an impressive comeback. Floral elements and elegant lace applications attract the attention of the front rows at the international fashion shows. Designers are placing great emphasis on a modern interpretation of slim silhouettes and ornamental prints. The Limited Edition “VIENNART” by CATRICE unites this trend in an artistic and extremely feminine beauty collection. From mid November to December 2014, various red nuances are combined with apricot. Mauve is contrasted with metallic lavender and modern gold as well as shimmering mother-of-pearl create glamorous highlights. Fascinating Art Nouveau – by CATRICE.


Baked Eyeshadow

 

Artfully Decorated! The three limited Baked Eyeshadows ensure an expressive eye make-up style. The powder eyeshadows have a high pigmentation and guarantee intense colour-dispersion. Available in a choice of lavender, gold and mauve, the eyeshadows have a feminine lace embossment.


Shimmer Lip Colour

 

 

The Kiss. Pure pigments and finest shimmer particles are guaranteed to make your lips shine. The texture is pleasant and soft, and the elegant packaging with floral ornaments is an absolute eye-catcher. Soft nude, fresh apricot and dark Bordeaux open up so many possibilities – from subtle daytime make-up to an elegant gala look.


Scented Powder

 

Creating Accents. The transparent, fragrant powder not only sets beautiful highlights on your face and neckline thanks to its subtle shimmer, it also gives your skin a wonderfully pleasant, floral scent. The decorative, round glass bottle with a balloon pump atomizer has a nostalgic charm and distributes a thin layer of powder on your skin.


Powder Blush

 

Art Collection. The Powder Blush offers a touch of colour and an artistic embossment. Fresh apricot and light nude are united in an ornamental pattern and give your cheeks a radiant look.


Mirror

 

Reason to smile. The folding pocket mirror with a silver packaging belongs in every handbag. The symmetrical floral-ornamental pattern pays homeage to the Art Noveaux era. Ideal for a quick beauty-check when you’re out and about.



 Looking for some nail art inspiration???



"Viennart" by Catrice will be available in stores from Mid November to December 2014.

Essence Trend Edition "Rock Out!"


Essence loves music! things are going to get musical in October and November 2014 with new trend edition “rock out!” - Essence is once again an official sponsor of the MTV European Music Awards. Glasgow is ready to welcome the who’s who of the international music scene on the 9th of november 2014 and fans can look forward to a breathtaking show.
This trend edition offers cool beauty pieces and an exciting color scheme consisting of silver, mint, pink, purple and black. highlights include the vinyl shine lipgloss, which comes in two trendy colors with a high-shine finish. and your nails are sure to shine as bright as the stars on stage: four nail polishes, a top coat as well as nail and body tattoos are here to create a pure party feeling with their glow-in-the-dark effect. and with the shoe accessory in a retro-cassette design, your shoes are spreading the rock’n’roll vibe, too!
It’s showtime… with Essence! 

This trend edition will be available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Serbia, Italy, The Netherlands, South Africa, Russia, and the UK. 

essence Rock Out! - cream eyeshadow 
eyes on me… in stylish silver, hip mint and light purple! the three ultra cool cream eyeshadows offer great coverage, create trendy color effects for your eyes and are easy to apply with your fingers.
available in 01 best rock, 02 best look and 03 best female.
essence Rock Out! - liquid eyeliner
music united! the two liquid eyeliners in purple and sparkling silver set gorgeous accents on your eyes. the slim brush guarantees a particularly accurate eyeliner style. and it rocks as a mascara topper, too!
available in 01 best pop and 02 best rock.
essence Rock Out! - vinyl shine lipgloss
as glossy as vinyl! this lipgloss with a trendy high shine finish is the ideal ema companion. the high coverage combined with an ultra-glossy look is reminiscent of vinyl and is an absolute must-have. in a choice of rock-chic silver with glitter or an intensive bright pink.
available in 01 best pop and 02 best rock.
essence Rock Out! - multicolour blush
ready to rock…! the multi-color blush consisting of light and bright pink as well as purple has a soft and velvety texture to give your cheeks a touch of color.
available in 01 global icon.

essence Rock Out! - nail polish
hands up! the four sparkling nail polishes in pink, dark purple, silver and black have a trendy glow in the dark effect. absolute must-haves as you’re sure to stand out from the crowd with your glowing nails!
available in 01 best rock, 02 best hip-hop, 03 best pop and 04 best female. 
essence Rock Out! - glow in the dark top coat
shine bright like a diamond! this top coat contains star-shaped flakes that glow in the dark to create extraordinary effects on your nails. simply apply over your favorite nail polish and shine as bright as the stars on stage. available in 01 biggest fan. 
essence Rock Out! - glow in the dark finger & body tattoos
glow… on your nails and body! the new glow in the dark finger & body tattoos are available in various designs like stars, music notes or cool sayings. simply stick them on the desired areas of your nails, face or body and all eyes are sure to be on you!
available in 01 glow in glasgow. 

essence Rock Out! - hair dye powder
encore, encore! now’s the time for colorful highlights in your hair! the hair dye powder creates a beautiful color gradient in pink or purple. simply apply the powder on individual strands of hair or the ends to create a unique look. washes out easily. available in 01 best pop and 02 best female.

essence Rock Out! - shoe accessory
play it loud! get your dancing shoes on – not a problem with this shoe accessory in a cute retro-cassette design. simply place the cassette on the front of your shoe and then thread your shoelaces thorough the holes on each side. available in 01 EMAzing performer.
I've been testing this amazing collection and my favourite products of it are the eyeliners and the hair dye powders!

The eyeliners are perfect for a different look, and to brighten any eye make up. The glittered one is also good to be put on top of other eyeliners.

The dye powders are very easy to use and effective. I've been using my fingers to apply it to my hair, through a massage on the wished areas. For a longlasting look it's better to spray some hair spray once you've reached the desired look.




Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Catrice Limited Edition "lala Berlin"



Fashion Lover. CATRICE was the official make-up partner at the lala Berlin Fashion Show for the third time in a row this summer. The Limited Edition “lala Berlin for CATRICE”, which will be available in November 2014, brings these two brands together again by presenting a collection of limited beauty products, which have been developed in close collaboration with designer Leyla Piedayesh for the first time ever. Purist black and white – an exciting interplay of light and shadows – are combined with fiery red shades. The force of opposites reinterprets true classics and gives these must-have products new impulses: holographic effects, varnish gloss and a soft shimmer are united with gorgeous matt textures. Beauty meets Fashion – by CATRICE.

lala Berlin for CATRICE – Holographic Eye Shadow
Grey Scale. Cool white and warm grey – opposites have always been known to attract. Worn individually, these colours are timeless classics. In combination, they are true artists of transformation, which allow seamless transitions as well as distinctive shading. The silky-soft powder texture is easy to blend and the holographic effect is an absolute eye-catcher. Available in C01 Chilly White and C02 Shade of Grey.

lala Berlin for CATRICE – Matt Lip Colour
Berlin Beauty. Matt red lips make a true fashion statement and are still the ultimate accessory for an urban look in the upcoming season. Both shades are highly pigmented, particularly creamy and have a matt, long-lasting finish. In keeping with this, the premium soft touch packaging is also matt. Available in C01 Ruby Red and C02 Rude Red.

lala Berlin for CATRICE – High Gloss Lip Glaze
Go Glaze! Two red shades, both equally high in pigmentation and with an ultra shiny finish. This gloss feels wonderfully light on your lips and offers long-lasting colour. Available in C01 Ruby Red and C02 Ruling Red.

lala Berlin for CATRICE – Loose Sparkles
Front Glow. This loose powder with golden, light-reflecting pigments gives your skin a warm and flattering shimmer effect. The transparent powder texture is suitable for all skin types and sets beautiful accents on your face and neckline. Available in C01 Soft Shimmer.

lala Berlin for CATRICE – Nail Lacquer
lala la(quer). Holo, matt or shiny – the five limited nail polishes are sure to fulfil all expectations. The effects have a true wow-factor and the coverage is amazing. To go with the “lala Berlin for CATRICE” look, you have a choice of warm grey and cool white with modern sparkles, holographic and fresh rosé, luscious raspberry red and matt, dark red. Available in C01 Shade of Grey, C02 Chilly White, C03 Pink Pearl, C04 Ruby Red and C05 Ruling Red.


“lala Berlin for CATRICE” will be available in stores in November 2014. 

Friday, 3 October 2014

Essence Trend Edition "Good Girl Bad Girl" - Preview




An angel today, a devil tomorrow! As diverse as life itself, the new essence trend edition “good girl bad girl” unites apparent opposites from November to December 2014! Depending on your mood, you can go for either an expressive, confident and loud style or a more reserved, natural and subtle look. The products in contrasting colors – including soft pastel and nude tones as well as bold pink, purple and black – are as multi-facetted as you are! The absolute highlight of this trend edition is the innovative multi style eyeliner pen with three different tips for endless eyeliner styles. The nail polishes in six colors with various effects like porcelain or leather also have an ultimate must-have factor. The good girl bad girl look is perfectly rounded off with a fragrance to suit your mood – one lovely and gentle, the other warm and spicy. The fragrances contain complementary ingredients: while “like a good girl” convinces with white pepper, white rose and white cedar wood, “like a bad girl” stands out with a darker version comprising black pepper, black rose and black cedar wood. essence is sure to awaken the Ying and Yang in every beauty!

essence good girl bad girl – quattro eyeshadow
Bright vs. dark! The round eyeshadow palettes with a silky, soft texture come in two different versions: pink, peach, rosé gold and a light purple versus fuchsia, rosé gold, black and a dark purple. The perfectly aligned color combinations ensure plenty of different eye make-up styles. Available in 01 hello sweetheart and 02 once i was an angel.

essence good girl bad girl – multi style eyeliner pen
Multi-facetted... the multi style eyeliner pen – equipped with a three-tip applicator – creates accurate looks and is ideal for eyeliner newbies with slightly shaky hands. For perfectly emphasized eyes that are sure to attract all the attention! Available in 01 once i was an angel.

essence good girl bad girl – lipstick
Statement lips! The color-intense lipsticks in dark purple and bold fuchsia give your lips an expressive finish. The creamy texture and high coverage makes this lipstick so popular. Available in 01 it wasn’t me! and 02 caught in the middle.

essence good girl bad girl – lipgloss
Sheer beauty... as a contrast to the intensive lipsticks, these two glosses bless your lips with softly shimmering rosé and peach. They provide a glossy finish with a hint of gorgeous color. Available in 01 hello sweetheart and 02 good girls wear peach.

essence good girl bad girl – blush
Fresh cheeks! The bright peach blush has a creamy texture and a powdery finish that adapts to your skin perfectly. It provides a fresh look – even on cool winter days. Available in 01 good girls wear peach.

essence good girl bad girl – shimmer powder**
Good or bad? The powder with fine shimmer pigments ensures beautiful highlights as well as a flawless complexion. And thanks to the embossed “good girl bad girl” lettering, the powder a distinctive look, too. Available in 01 hello sweetheart.

essence good girl bad girl – nail polish
(In)conspicuous! Depending on the mood, all beauties can create either a subtle or an expressive nail style with these nail polishes. The six shades in the “good girl bad girl” color scheme each have a different effect. Porcelain, sugar pearl, metallic, snake, glitter and leather are sure to turn nails into a true style highlight! Available in 01 hello sweetheart, 02 good girls wear peach, 03 who am i?, 04 caught in the middle, 05 it wasn`t me! and 06 once I was an angel.

essence good girl bad girl – effect top coat
On top... tiny tinsel particles can be brought to your nails with the two effect top coats in rosé gold and black. Simply apply a nail polish of your choice or just a base coat, add the effect top coat and your sparkling nail style is done! Available in 01 hello sweetheart and 02 once i was an angel.

essence good girl bad girl – hair ties**
Stars forever... the two stylish hair ties in pink and black each have a cute golden star as a gorgeous eye-catcher for your hair. Choose the light or darker color depending on your mood or combine the two! Available in 01 who am i?.


essence good girl bad girl – like a good girl fragrance
Sweetheart! Happy, helpful and bubbly like all good girls. This fragrance is flowery and powdery with a pleasant touch of musk. The subtle sparkling top note with bergamot, peach and white pepper unites with a middle note consisting of floral ingredients like freesia, lilly of the valley and white rose. With grey amber, white cedar wood and vanilla, the base note provides an aromatic character. “like a good girl” guarantees a great mood and a pure love of life. Available in a 10 ml bottle.


essence good girl bad girl – like a bad girl fragrance
Rough girl... tough, confident and a little bit cheeky – this flowery, oriental and fruity fragrance is perfect for all bad girls! Black pepper, peach and powdered sugar in the top note provide a sweet, fruity touch. The middle note with black rose, freesia and jasmine is combined with a base note of black cedar wood, caramel and musk, which gives the fragrance depth. Ideal when your mood is carefree and wild; “like a bad girl” spreads a feeling of absolute freedom. Available in a 10 ml bottle, around.


essence “good girl bad girl” will be available in stores in November and December 2014***.

**exclusively available at Müller 
***as long as stocks last 

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