Monday, 25 April 2016

Ethernal youth with AHAVA Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter

Ahava Laboratories spent five years researching a delivery system that could provide skin with the highest levels of Dead Sea minerals. Their breakthrough, Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter, is the most mineral-concentrated serum that Ahava Laboratories have ever created.




To create Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter, Ahava scientist synthesized and micronized Dead Sea mineral waters, turning them into crystal salts. They then infused those crystals - pure minerals - with Jojoba Oil. The oil helps deliver minerals into the deepest layers of the epidermis.




Clinically proven results:

95% of women experienced a significant reduction in wrinkle depth after 28 days*
90% of women experienced a significant increase in skin firming after 28 days*
85% of women reported Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter gave their skin a healthy glow after 14 days of usage*

* Measured in a clinical study performed by an independent institution.
** Based on user test performed over 14 days by an independent institution.

  • Renews skin glow and smoothness
  • Replenishes youthful moisture
  • Reduces appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Softens rough texture
  • Allergy tested
  • Approved for sensitive skin
  • Non-comedogenic 

Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter x 6    30 ml    CHF 89.- (SRP)

Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter is now available at selected Beauty shops, at Manor and Coop City

Gwen Stefani for Urban Decay: the make up collection of your dreams

Have you been able to grab something from the Gwen Stefani for Urban Decay collection?

I've bought the eyeshadow palette at Sephora, and I've been lucky enough to receive some samples from Urban Decay.

I'm really enjoying this collection, and I find it genius: from it shades to its packaging, one word AMAZING!

If you know Gwen Stefani, you can imagine how extravagant and glamorous this collection can be. If you are more a "nude look girl" you could give this line a chance, in order to change your look a little bit.

I have been playing with these products, and I want to show you a make up look I did. But before that let me go quickly through this beautiful collection.


Eyeshadow Palette


When I saw this at Sephora I was so intrigued that I couldn't leave it on the shelves :D and plus I had a 20% off discount.... what a better excuse to buy new make up?!?

The palette features shimmers and mattes, as well as neutral colors and bold ones. I find this palette so versatile, because you can create hundreds of looks, from the most natural to the most glamorous one. What I like about this color selection is that you can really play with contrasts. The pans are very pigmented and super blendable. This eyeshadow palette is all you need!


Blush Palette

Okay, okay...I must admit I have a problem with palettes! And every time I see THIS kind of palette... I totally loose control :D
Urban Decay kindly sent me this one as a sample, and now I feel as if I don't need anything else in my life. As you can see, the color range is pretty wide and complete, you have pale pink, peach and orangey shades. The darkest can also be used as bronzer. The pigmentation is amazing, a little goes a looong way. What I particularly like about these blushes is that they are not shimmery at all! This is perfect especially if you have enlarged pores and don't want to highlight them! 


Lipstick

Gwen Stefani is certainly well known for wearing bold lip colors, especially red lipsticks! Of course she's also created 6 shades to add to her collection. Available in 6 differen shades this lipsticks are so pleasant to wear, so creamy and glamorous! The color selection goes, as for the eyeshadow palette, from nudes to blod shades, and also the finish is different from one shade to the other. Sheer, matte, mega matte.... The pigmetation is superb, and they stay on your lips for hours and hours, especially the pink and the red ones. Every shade features UD's proprietary Pigment Infusion System, for a super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion.


24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil


Never wear a lipstick without a lip pencil, especially if you want it to last longer... These waterproof pencils prime and define your lips. 24/7 formula applies smoothly, prevents feathering and lasts all day.


Brow Box

Least but not last the Brow Box. This cute treasure is your best friend when it comes to brows and you don't need anything else to create or retouch the perfect arch. The Box features 2 powders, a wax, a tweezer and 2 angles brushes and 2 mirrors. Can't believe they can fit so much stuff in the cutes box ever!

If you want to take a closer look to this gorgeous collection watch this video:


 


As I've told you at the beginning of my post I've been playing with some of the products of this collection, and now I want to show you the result and give you a step-by-step guide on how to achieve the look. It is pretty bold, and I would suggest it for a night out. 













STEP-BY-STEP

1. Start by applying you eyeshadow primer (Primer Potion) on your entire lid. 

2. I've applied Anaheim and Zone in my crease and blended it with a fluffy brush

3. In the inner and outer corner pack with Punk, then blend it. Repeat this step until you get the intensity you like.

4. Pack the center of your lid with Danger. Carefully blend it with Punk.

5. For a stronger look repeat steps 4 and 5.

6. Apply concealer to the under eye area, set it with powder.

7. Blend Anaheim and Zone on the lower lash line, then apply Danger. Blend it super well!

8. Highlight brow bone and inner corner by using Blonde.

9. If you have big eyes apply black kajal to the waterline, if you have small eyes apply a nude one.

10. Apply mascara.

The eye look is now complete and you can proceed with your base as usual (exagerate with the highlighter ;) )

For this look I've also used Easy as blush and Wonderland as lipstick!


Hope you enjoyed the look! Leave me a comment <3 span="">


The Gwen Stefani collection is now available at all Urban Decay counters, and at www.manor.ch






Glow like a goddess

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection is always amazing, and this year I couln't wait to see the preview... The 2016 Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Collection is inspired by “sunny days and sultry, hot nights with unforgettable, desirable glowing looks.”

Let's take a look at this beauty...


Summer Glow Eyeshadow Palette - CHF 60.-


Queen of the show is hands down this gorgeous palette. A mix of shimmers and mattes to achieve the perfect sunkissed look.


Summer Glow Multi-Palette - CHF 64.- 





I must admit a alreday see this product as one of this collection's top sellers. This illuminator will give you the bronzed sun kissed look you've been missing all winter long...



Lip and Cheek Summer Glow - CHF 44


This may look like an ordinary lipstick, but is way more than that! This gems are a 3-on-1 product, lipstick on one side (for your lips and your chicks as well) and lipgloss on the other. What a great product to keep in your handbag! Available in Fuchsia Lights, Peach Glow and Sunburst.


Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer - CHF 60 



Apply this super luxurious on your face, shoulders and décolleté for a seductive bronze look. Oil-control complex and no-shine power for one of the best bronzers on the market!

Summer Glow Illuminator - CHF 52 CHF



A liquid face illuminator that gives you that sun-kissed bronze look with a hint of radiance. It’s sheer, lightweight and oil-free. Perfect!


Gelée Bronzer - CHF 52 CHF



This is a gel bronzer that is creamy and weightless. This is balmy and sheer allowing the natural skin tone to show through.


Least but not last, a true must for summer is the Bronze Goddes fragrance.

A sensuous, sun-drenched blend of Bergamot, warm Amber, Tiare Flower and Vanilla combined with delicious creamy Coconut. 


Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche SkinScent CHF 82


Also available with the same fragrancethe Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil Spray CHF 55.-), Bronze Goddess Exfoliating Body Cleanser(CHF 46.-) and Bronze Goddess Whipped Body Creme (CHF 52.-)



Now available at all Estée Lauder counters.

Get your body ready for summer with Ahava

AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories, the World's Dead Sea Beauty Authority, breezes in with three sea-swept body sensations—the Sea-Kissed Dry Oil Body Mist, Mineral Body Lotion and Mineral Hand Cream – as the latest additions to global bestsellers, Mandarin & Cedarwood and Cactus & Pink Pepper body care collections. The new Sea-Kissed Collection presents a blissful aura of marine notes, florals, fruits and woods, blended with Dead Sea minerals and nourishing oils. Arriving in a turquoise blue packaging to mirror the sea, these luxurious body moisturizers treat skin to new softness, smoothness and sea-kissed radiance, while awakening the senses to the carefree serenity of the ocean.
Inspired by the Dead Sea's natural and uplifting resource, AHAVA's exclusive Sea-Kissed Collection captures the relaxing sensation of dipping into the sea. Sea-Kissed is an emotional trigger, prompting the scent of cool water and sea air, the accords of beach memories and sun-kissed skin. 
"The new Sea-Kissed Collection introduces another pop of color to our existing body care portfolio," said Rahel Danon, Chief Marketing Officer at AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories. "Beach and marine lovers will gravitate to this collection as it creates a total unique body beauty experience as if you were walking along the sea and sand with its refreshing and relaxing notes."

DEADSEA PLANTS DRY OIL BODY MIST - SEA-KISSED
Beyond a sparkling sea aura, this luxurious mist blends light, nourishing oils with anti-aging Dunaliella Algae to leave skin perfectly hydrated, soft and luminous all over. 100ml / 3.4 fl. Oz; SRP CHF 37.- 
 




DEADSEA WATER MINERAL HAND CREAM - SEA-KISSED
This luscious cream instantly soothes dry skin and restores moisture to optimal levels for the softest, smoothest hands. The euphoric, sea-kissed fragrance soothes the senses, while AHAVA's exclusive Osmoter™ mineral complex, Aloe Vera and other nourishing naturals protect and revitalize skin beautifully. 100ml / 3.4 fl. Oz SRP; CHF 23.-

 
DEADSEA WATER MINERAL BODY LOTION - SEA-KISSED
This daily, revitalizing lotion hydrates the body with cool water freshness and a sea-kissed fragrance sensation. It also increases the skin's moisture levels and protection which is powered by AHAVA's exclusive Osmoter™ mineral complex, nourishing Aloe Vera and other healthy extracts for all day comfort and a sense of euphoria. 250ml / 8.5 fl. Oz; SRP CHF 36.00

  
  

The new Ahava Sea-Kissed Collection is now available at Manor and Coop City.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Perfect lips all day with MAC Versicolour



Have you been looking for a glossy lip stain forever?? Don't look any further, MAC Versicolour is what you need.

The ultimate fusion of gloss + stain, all in one gloss + stain, all in one formula that melts onto lips for a full-on glassy shine that lasts and lasts... Infused with emollient oils, its creamy lightweight texture stays bright, lustrous and so comfortable without ever cracking or peeling. Like an energy shot for your lips, a range of resilient hues live long into the day (and night).  

I've tried Versicolour myself, and I'm really happy with them. The formula is very creamy but so light that you don't even feel it on your lips. The colors are beautiful and longlasting, and most important they won't dry your lips as traditional lip stains usually do....  The packaging is gorgeous, so sleek... I love it!



MAC Versicolour is now available in 16 different shades (price CHF 32.-) at all MAC counters and at www.maccosmetics.ch

Sunday, 3 April 2016

And finally Kiehl's comes to Ticino!

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to join the official opening of the first Kiehl's counter in Ticino! The beautiful counter is inside Marionnaud store in Via Nassa in Lugano.

I've been knowing and appreciating this brand since many years, as I used to purchase their products during my trips to London. And now I'm very excited that I'll be able to buy what I need very easily and in my beautiful town!

For those of you who still don't know Kiehl's, here is a quick introduction:

Kiehl's was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York's East Village over 150 years ago. Kiehl's extensive experience has resulted in a unique blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge developed over generations. 
In the early decades of the 20th century, Kiehl's was a full-service pharmacy, offering customers homeopathic and herbal remedies, essential oils, over-the-counter drugs, and the first Kiehl's brand name products. Today, Kiehl's is dedicated to giving customers quality skin care and hair care products based on the most advanced science and utilizing unique, natural ingredients.

When it comes to their image (counters, packaging, marketing, etc) this brand is very recognizable and has a strong identity. Their vintage look is totally fascinating.

Also the service they provide is excellent, and aims to lead the customer to the most personalized skincare routine through a meticulous  skin check.

And this is exactly what I did the other day.

A highly trained Kiehl’s Customer Representatives started by checking the level of sebum on my T-zone, and then tested the quantity of hydration on my cheeks.

The final diagnose, stated what I already knew, I have a tipical combination skin, quite oily on the T-zone and very dry on the outer parts of my face. 

After the skin test, they are able to put togheter the perfect skin care routine according to your skin type.

Their suggestions involve: day/night cleansing phase, day care and night care.

As day/night cleansing routing they suggested me the Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser and the Tonic. To control the shine and for a mattifying effect I should then apply the Precision Lifting & Pore Tightening.

When it comes to day care, I wanted a product that also fights skin ageing, therefore they suggested me the Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream, to be followed by the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50++++. As Eye treatment the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (which I madly love).

Night care involves the super famous Midnight Recovery Concentrate and the matchin eye treatment.

And this is my Kiehl's skind care routine, can't wait to start with it!

If you're interested in having your presonalized program simply head to a Kiehl's counter and ask for it, you will also be gifted with samples to try some of their suggested products!

I will post some pics I took at the new beautiful Kiehl's counter in Lugano, hope you like them.

What about you, have you ever done this skin test? What products do you like the most?

Leave me a comment down below ;)


XOXO












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