YSL Spring Look 2017 – The Street and I

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Having been a huge Saint Laurent fan over the past seasons, I was curious how Anthony Vaccarello’s debut at the French Maison would be. Obviously, it was ’80s glamour for the party girls. For the show, blazing against the night sky, was the famous YSL logo with a Y back at home that went missing under Hedi Slimane.

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Vaccarello even took the logo into the fabulous stiletto heels (love those). Cathy Horyn of NYMag made me laugh, she said that in this case YSL stands for Young Parisian Designer’s experiment.

ysl_heels_logoThe new must-have heels this S/S 2017 season.
To pre-shop those beauties, click HERE please.

You definitely cannot go wrong with the brand’s Spring 2017 makeup collection, so-called «The Street and I». A piece of YSL and definitely lighter on your wallet. As you might have already guessed from the mood photos, this collection is inspired by graffiti, music, Los Angeles, New York, London, Shanghai and Paris. The colors are vibrant, modern. If you are loving orange than you definitely can’t miss out on this collection. Take a closer look! It is in stores now.

TO SHOP THE READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

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STAR PRODUCTS
Face Palette Collector
The Street and I – Limited Edition – CHF 75.00
Couture Palette Collector The Street and I – Limited Edition – CHF 100.00

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LIPS
Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo  Stick
– New – CHF 45.00
01 From Marrakesh to Paris – bright coral / intense fuchsia
03 From Cute to Devilish – gentle coral / warm orange
04 From Me to You – pale rose / blush pink
07 From Mild to Spicy – cherry red / plum brown

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Rouge Volupte Shine – CHF 50.00
57 Rouge Spencer (new)
58 Orange Tournon (new)
59 Fuchsia Jumpsuit (new)
60 Rose Marceau (new)

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Gloss Volupté – CHF 48.00
211 Acrylic Pink (new)
212 Orange Granite (new)

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EYES
Dessin du Regard Eye Pencil – CHF 36.00
08 Blanc Arty – white
09 Pink Graffiti – pink / black
10 Orange Graffiti – orange / black

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La Lacque Couture Limited Edition – CHF 38.00
80 Blanc Arty (will stay)
81 Vandal Orange
82 Asphalt Grey

Photos: Courtesy of YSL

La Mer – The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum

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Today I would like to introduce to you La Mer‘s newest launch: The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum for continuous hydration and energy. I am loving it!

This deeply replenishing serum awakens vitality one drop at a time, flooding skin with sea-sourced actives and the healing energies of the brand’s famous Miracle Broth™ Tiny micro-droplets of the Deep Hydration Ferment – with an interactive blend of green, brown and red algae – are designed to penetrate rapidly, revitalizing deep within skin’s surface. With 8x the immediate effects of a humidifier, this refreshing serum creates a haven of all-day hydration.

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Lime Tea Concentrate – a powerful antioxidant – protects against the elements, allowing skin to thrive, cells plump and lines are visibly softened as natural repair is energized. My skin has become visibly radiant, youthful and full of vibrant life, just after a few days using it.

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To use: Apply onto fingertips and gently sweep over face and neck morning and evening. For optimal results, follow with the La Mer moisturizer.

Available in Switzerland from January 9, 2017 for CHF 260.00 (30ml).
TO SHOP LA MER ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of La Mer

M·A·C Shadescents

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Matching your lips and nails is old fashioned. Now it is about matching your lipstick to your scent with the newest launch M·A·C. Shadescents are six new perfumes inspired by the baeuty brand’s most iconic lipstick shades.

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Ruby Woo Very matte, vivid blue-red (Retro Matte) – Ruby Woo Woody floral with hints of deep red leather

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Candy Yum Yum Neon pink (Matte)- Candy Yum Yum Fruity floral gourmand with notes of tropical fruit and cotton candy

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Lady Danger Vivid bright coral-red (Matte) – Lady Danger Woody floriental with notes of wild cherry 

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Heroine Bright purple (Matte) – My Heroine Woody leather with notes of saffron, incense smoke, and cordovan leather 

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Creme d’Nude Pale muted peach beige (Cremesheen) – Creme d’Nude Amber musk evoking the vibrant sexiness of naked skin

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Velvet Teddy Deep-tone beige (Matte) – Velvet Teddy Wild honey and creamy musk

The fragrances are available in Switzerland from February 2017, in other countries like the US they have launched already. Which Shadescent are you?

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Empire Stars for M.A.C. Viva Glam

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Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett are the smoldering new faces of M.A.C. Viva Glam. The two join a long and familiar list of celebrities that have fronted the campaign, like Miley CyrusRihanna, Nicki Menaj, and Ariana Grande.

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The two new beauty musts will be launched in February 2017, shopping for a good cause.

LIPSTICK Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson
Bright fuchsia (matte) – CHF 28.00

LIPGLASS Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson
Rich fuchsia with pink pearl –  CHF 26.00

I am wearing them in this Christmas post.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Win a Sisley Spa Experience for Two

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My dearest readers, today, I have the most amazing contest for you: win a spa weekend for two with SISLEY and great news is that the lucky winner can choose the destination.

Two options are available, which are both absolutely amazing, Le Richmond Geneva or the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.

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With email at your fingertips, nonstop group texting, and around-the-clock social media delights and distractions, actually making the time to unwind is overly important. Take your loved one on a weekend trip that will boost your energy level, get your glow back and will leave you with some beautiful memories.

Personally speaking, friends are often asking me how I can keep up with my level of stress, the constant travels and permanent social media activities. My key is taking some time off in between. So I went for a great spa weekend to the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz which is one of the destinations you can choose from.

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Being just four miles from the Tamina Gorge, where the physician and alchemist Paracelsus documented the healing powers of the Bad Ragaz spring water in the 16th century, the Grand Resort is comprised of two hotels: Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites and Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz. It continues this tradition of health and wellness with its 12,800-square-meter spa, one of the largest in Europe. The sprawling complex features ten spring-water-filled indoor and outdoor pools, three sauna and steambath zones, Asian treatment suites and a private spa.

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If you are looking for regeneration from the inside out, this place sets you on the right path. The best? Some amazing treatments by SISLEY.

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As you know, I am addicted to some of the beauty brand’s products, such as the So Intense Mascara, the Black Rose Cream Mask and the Sisleÿa Global Anti-Age Cream among many other. Launched in 1976 by Hubert d’Ornano, the private skin care and fragrance company is still owned by the family. The company’s production, administration, and research laboratories are located in France. Sisley high end products are primarily manufactured in its ultra-modern factory in Blois, located in the Loir-et-Cher department.

img_3555Relaxed and happy after the Sisley treatments at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.

To participate in the contest and discover all the details, click HERE please.
The deadline for the raffle is January 6, 2017.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknechtsisley_experience

The Perfect Mascara Wardrobe

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Many of my girlfriends have been asking me for advice about the right mascara. Personally speaking, it depends on my eye makeup. If I go for a nude look, I tend to wear a light not too clumpy mascara. If I want to achieve a smokey eye, I like something more dramatic. But bying a whole collection of different mascaras can be quite expensive therefore I was immediately taken by EYEKO’S MASCARA WARDROBE. It offers all you need to achieve every lash look – from smudge-proof definition and dramatic volume, to sleek length for a reasonable price.

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Black Magic Mascara is enriched with Keratin and Shea Butter and will create an elegant curl with serious staying power.
Skinny Brush Mascara‘s slim wand has dispersed bristles to capture and coat even the shortest of hairs.
Fat Brush Mascara is perfect if you love bold, thicker body and length.
Sport Waterproof Mascara‘s smudge-proof formula withstands even the most high-intensity workouts.
Eye Do Mascara delivers a falsie effect.
Rock Out & Lash Out Mascara has a gel finish for superior hold and impact.

Housed in a smart black presentation box, this set which is filled with six of the brand’s best-selling styles will make a perfect gift for yourself or a discerning friend.

TO SHOP EYEKO’S MASCARA WARDROBE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandraicon

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Photos: Courtesy of Eyeko

Jo Malone – Michael Angove Soaps

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The packaging of five of Jo Malone‘s most beloved soaps will be redesign by British artist Michael Angove in the beginning of 2017.

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Exhaling pure cuteness, those beauty must-haves make the perfect hostess gift when you are invited for a dinner.

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Lime Basil Mandarin 100g
English Pear & Freesia 100g
Blackberry & Bay 100g
Red Roses 100g
Pomegranate Noir 100g

The limited edition soaps will be available from February 2017 for CHF 23.00 each. In Switzerland at Globus Geneva, Globus Lucerne and Jelmoli Zurich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Jo Malone

Meet the New Boys

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«I love seeing a woman in a man’s suit. Why not have a lipstick named after a man?» – Tom Ford

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My dearest ladies, it is time for you to meet the new boys. Tom Ford has it all worked out for us, lipsticks and the stronger sex, what else do we need. LIPS & BOYS is a 50-piece lipstick lineup that unveils now 25 new shades, literally 25 new boys, including for the first time, 10 modern matte shades, all available now for CHF 39.00 (2g) each.

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From nuanced nudes like Bradleyicon and Alexandericon to the unabashed bold reds of Nicholas iconand Dominicicon, all lipsticks come with specially-treated pigments that deliver pure color to suit our every mood. What I love most about them is the small size as they fit perfectly in my evening clutches.

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My favourite shades? Patrickicon, a fresh and vibrant coral and Ashtonicon, a rosy berry.

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If you are living in Zurich, come and visit Jelmoli this weekend. You are invited to experience the new lipstick collection in the presence of some handsome male models – each of them representing another type of boy. And of course your favorite one will pose with you for a cute selfie that you can share on instagram with the hashtag #TFLIPSANDBOYS.

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For all living abroad, the new shades are also available online HERE.
iconHave fun!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Johannes Diboky and Courtesy of Estée Lauder

Mariah Carey x M·A·C Returns for Christmas

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Mariah Carey, «songbird supreme», has once again teamed up with M·A·C Cosmetics for a second holiday-themed makeup collection. The singer has dazzled us with her songs and timeless contributions to music for decades and now brings her extraordinary glamour for the second time to an iconic makeup collection with M·A·C that’s all you’ll ever want. After a successful 2015 partnership, Carey and M·A·C are ready for round two and we are, too.

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Needless to say, there is plenty of glitter incorporated into the collection itself, which includes many beautiful sparkeling products that I can absolutely recommend for the festive season. I am anyway a «smokey eyes – nude lips» type of girl and Mariah Carey x M·A·C offers everything I adore.

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#MACMariahCarey is available now. Have a look at all the products below and happy weekend shopping:

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LIPSTICK – CHF 31.00
All I Want – champagne shimmer (Frost)
Bit of Bubbly – soft pinky nude (Cremesheen)
Dahhlinggg! – pinky peach (Cremesheen)
MCizzle – cool peach (Cremesheen)
I Get So OOC – shimmering brown (Frost)

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LIPGLASS – CHF 29.00
It’s Just Like Honey – tan shimmer
Rainbow Interlude – soft white shimmer
Little Miss Monroe – true gold shimmer
Dreamlover – dirty pink shimmer
Butterfly Bling – pink bronze shimmer (Online Exclusive)

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PRO LONGWEAR LIP PENCIL – CHF 33.00
So Dramatique – deep brown
New Ombre – cool peach

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I’M THAT CHICK YOU LIKE EYESHADOW X 4 – CHF 60.00
Whenever You Call – yellow gold (Veluxe Pearl)
Can’t Escape Me – dirty mocha with gold pearl (Satin)
Golden Petals Scattering – cool brown shimmer (Frost)
How You Thrill Me – rich dark brown (Satin)

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IT’S EVERYTHING EYESHADOW X 4 – CHF 60.00
Diamond Butterfly – silver white shimmer (Frost)
I’d Give My All – muted mid-tone grey (Lustre)
Images of Rapture – muted black with red shimmer (Velvet)
Twinks – deep plum with pearl (Veluxe Pearl)

LIQUID EYE LINER – CHF 31.00
This is My Night – rich brown-black

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POWDER BLUSH – CHF 36.00
You’ve Got Me Feeling – light candy pink
Sweet Sweet Fantasy – deep coral

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LOOSE POWDER – CHF 49.00
Touch My Body – radiant gold shimmer

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EXTRA DIMENSION SKINFINISH – CHF 56.00
My Mimi – warm gold shimmer

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BRUSHES
183 Buffer – CHF 69.00
239 Eye Shader – CHF 40.00

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LASHES – CHF 19.00
05 – 36

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On my shopping list:
Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Buffer Brush, Lipstick in Dahhlinggg! and Lipgloss in Dreamlover.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics and © Sandra Bauknecht

Clarins Boutique & Skin Spa

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This summer, Clarins has opened the doors of a new beauty temple in Zurich. Hard to believe, this new concept marks the first of its kind for the French brand in Europe.

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Located in the city center at Gebergasse 6, just around the corner of the prestigious Bahnhofstrasse and very close to the Jelmoli parking, the new Clarins Boutique & Skin Spa houses the complete range of products, from fine scents to high performance skin care on the ground floor.

One level up, the skin spa welcomes its customers for the most exclusive skin treatments. The second floor is reserved for the in-house training center. Altogether, the shop has a size of more than 280 square meters.

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I truly recommend a visit to indulge into the world of Clarins. In 1954, Jacques Courtin-Clarins had a pioneering vision when he opened his first Clarins institute in Paris. Still today, the house is known for creating luxury products based exclusively on plants as the eternal source of inspiration and innovation.

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During the hectic holiday season, let time stand still while you enjoy a treatment, and some time for yourself. Or find a little gift for a loved one as this very cute advent calendar that I got for myself.

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24 days filled with little surprises, beauty products in small sizes that I love to take with me when travelling. Available for CHF 99.00.

LoL, Sandra

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