My Look: My Prada Summer Inspiration

I love Prada. The reason is that Miuccia Prada has been a real trendsetter from her early beginnings, a strong woman with a clear vision. She doesn’t go with the flow, she is the flow.
Being a feminist, her way of dressing is a fierce force of nature. She’s saying «bye-bye» to the dated rules of how a woman «should» dress, because she absolutely understands there is no right way to be a woman. Miuccia Prada knows how to set the rules, new rules, to combine the unexpected. This is exactly what I love.

Her looks exude a very confident, powerful energy so intoxicating that it’s palpable. Here I am wearing some cute girly-like pastel colors but if you look closely at my tops, you will stop and think what the hell is this devil doing there and collectively wonder: Who. Is. This. Girl?! She is wearing a bandeau top over a striped shirt and wait… both are inside out.

My look: Printed striped cotton-poplin shirticon, and printed striped cotton-poplin bandeau top, and vintage embellished pink satin clutch, all by Pradalayered tulle midi skirt iconby D&G Dolce & Gabbanaembellished satin pumps and gold glitter sunglasses, both by Miu Miu

A girl who chooses to embrace a fierce style is saying she doesn’t care if you think she’s «cute.» She just is! And most importantly she doesn’t care if people find her «intimidating.» She’s simply going as she feels like. There is nothing in the world sexier than going as yourself.

My summer inspiration? A chill day at the pool, working, embracing my feminine side while kicking some …! We should all dress not for men, nor even for other women, but for ourselves.

WIN A BOTTLE OF PRADA CANDY SUGAR POP EdP 80ml

And the same goes for fragrances. If you like it, wear it. You are the one around it 24/7. This one «Prada Candy Sugar Pop» – 30ml (CHF 87.00) and 50ml (CHF 116.00) – has just come out in spring as part of the playful gourmand collection Prada Candy. Delicate notes of Peach and Vanilla mingle with airy Apple and Mahonial and shiny top notes of Bergamot and Green Citrus, comprising an unexpectedly substantial scent story: a sweet first impression cut with an ironic aside, Prada Candy Sugar Pop leaves the room on a high note.

I really like its sweetness, so contradictious to a fierce look. You just have to know how to do it, that’s all. And this, sweet kittens, is where I come in. Tell me about your summer inspiration (description or photo) and WIN A BOTTLE OF PRADA CANDY SUGAR POP EdP 80ml. To participate, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header «MY PRADA SUMMER INSPIRATION» to . All entries must be received until June 30, 2018. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules. The winner has to have a Swiss address.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht – the contest is sponsored!
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Contest: Beautiful Summer Hair with Wella

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN SIX WELLA HAIR CARE PRODUCTS AND TWO SUMMER ACCESSORIES WORTH CHF 400!

Summer is here, days are getting longer, nights are getting shorter, the city is coming to life again and the anticipation of the upcoming summer holidays is rising.
Whether beach or balcony, whether 20°C or 40°C, the right sun care is a must. Protect your hair as you protect your skin. UV rays, ocean breeze, chlorine, and salt, all damage the hair by opening the surface, making it dry, coarse, dull and difficult to manage. That’s why WELLA offers the WELLA SUN care range for before and after sunbathing – for healthy, shiny, and summer-scented hair. And to make sure you are perfectly styled for the nights, there is the INVIGO line, which takes care of your individual scalp and hair needs, infused with caring and refreshing ingredients.

HERE IS A SUMMARY OF WHAT YOU CAN WIN:

Product set of WELLA SUN, consisting of:
Hair & Skin Hydrator (Provides long-lasting moisture to the hair and skin, leaving a seductive shimmering effect)
Protection Spray (High-performance UV protection for before and during sun exposure.)
Hair & Body Shampoo (Gently helps to remove impurities from sunscreen, salt, and chlorinated water while actively restoring moisture, leaving the hair and body feeling invigorated.)

Product set of Wella INVIGO, consisting of:
Refresh Water Revitalizing Shampoo (Refreshing shampoo with menthol that cools and helps energise the scalp, leaving the hair full of vitality.)
Deep Nourishing Conditioner (Instantly moisturises dry or stressed hair for nourished hair full of vitality.)
Volume Boost (Uplifting care spray with cotton extract that gives lightweight care, shine, fullness and light control.)

Two summer accessories (striped blanket and fruit infused water bottle) that will help you to enjoy a sunbath in style and stay hydrated.

To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header «WELLA» to . All entries must be received until June 4, 2018. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules.


Good luck and cheers! By the way, I like to fill my water bottle with fresh lemon and basil leaves… such a refreshing and healthy drink!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Contest: My V-Gift to You with Dyson

WIN a limited edition DYSON Supersonic™ Iron/Red

Happy Valentine’s Day! As February, 14th is regarded as the day of love where you make an effort to express your feelings through various gestures or gifts, I would like to show my gratitude for your support with a Valentine’s gift you’ll love and you’ll definitely can’t live without once you have tried it. In collaboration with DYSON three lucky readers have the chance to win a limited edition Dyson Supersonic™ Iron/Red with red case worth CHF 479.00.

Getting ready for Valentine’s Day: printed metallic leather box clutch by Dolce & Gabbana, earrings by Chanel, embellished satin pumps by Prada and my beloved Dyson Supersonic™.

This hair dryer has made my life so much easier. It not only looks different, it works and behaves also differently than everything you have been used to. I have slightly curly hair but with this it looks smooth and shiny in an instant – I cannot recommend it enough, such a great gift idea!

Here are the key facts about this hair drying wonder:

It helps prevent extreme heat damage to protect natural shine.
Air temperature is measured 20 times every second, keeping the temperature under control.

Extremely fast drying
Drying shouldn’t take forever. For fast drying you need controlled, high velocity airflow.

Engineered for balance
Convention is turned on its head by putting the motor in the handle which is completely rebalancing the dryer’s weight and shape.

Three different styling attachments with magic magnetic holding
1. The Dyson Smoothing nozzle dries hair gently using smooth, wide air.
2. With the Dyson Styling concentrator, you can shape your hair one section at a time – without worrying about disturbing the rest.
3. The Dyson diffuser disperses air evenly around your curls, helping to reduce frizz and improve definition.

Cool to touch
With Heat Shield technology, the surfaces of the attachments stay cool. Even during close-up styling.

Controlled by just four buttons
3 precise speed settings (Fast drying, Regular drying and Styling)
4 precise heat settings (100°C Fast drying and styling / 80°C Regular drying / 60°C Gentle drying
and 28 °C Constant cold)
Sliding on/off switch

Easy to clean
Simply twist and release to clean the filter.

To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header «Dyson» to . All entries must be received until February 20, 2018. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules.
The winner has to have a Swiss address.

For more information or to shop the limited edition Dyson Supersonic™ Iron/Red, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Dyson and © Sandra Bauknecht 

Contest: Mother’s Day at Park Hyatt Zurich

«A mother is the one who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take

Are you still looking for the right gift for your mum this Mother’s Day? I have a great idea and an amazing contest for you today (how to win, see below please)! Create unforgettable memories for a very special person with moments of pure well-being.

Say thank you to your mother and spoil her with a delicious mother’s day brunch at Park Hyatt Zurich in the elegant Lobby Lounge or treat yourself.

If you have small children, no worries. In addition, plenty of chocolate cockchafer will be ready to be painted by the little ones.

Sunday, 14 March 2017 from 11 am to 3pm
CHF 80 per person, children 14 years old and younger can enjoy 50% off
Reserve a table by e-mailing masters. or by calling +41 43 883 1042.

This is your chance to win an invite for four people to the Mother’s Day Brunch at Park Hyatt Zurich this Sunday!

The lovely menu that is waiting for you on Sunday!

To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Mother’s Day” to . All entries must be received until tomorrow Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3pm CEST.

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Park Hyatt Zurich

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

Contest: Betty Boop and Jean Paul Gaultier

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Hello my dear readers! This is not an April’s fool. Today, is the day… I have something amazing for you to win! Just read further and explore that little surprise.

Have fun discovering Gaultier’s new Summer Edition fragrances, that have become an essential rendez-vous in our beauty must-have calendars. This year, the two limited editions, Classique and Le Mâle are adorned with the icons Betty Boop and Popeye for a match made in heaven.

The tin can, the Jean Paul Gaultier’s signature in stainless steel, receives a summer make-over in a striking metallic blue for Popeye and a powdery pink for Betty Boop. Gaultier tells it straight: The Gaultier can is 40 this year and is rust-free. Uh, wrinkle-free. The most everyday object revolutionized by the fragrance world hides an innate ability to disguise itself as a can of spinach. Even the label is there. Popeye won’t even notice!

Classique Betty Boop

Classique Eau Fraîche
The fragrance: a torrid, sugar syrup. An unusual blend assembled around white flowers created by perfumer Daphné Bugey.

ORIENTAL FLORAL
Top notesLemon sorbet, ginger and sugar cane juice
Middle notes: Exotic tara, jasmine and orange blossom
Base notes: Vanilla, musk and neo-labdanum

Ginger, indivisible from Classique, is found as an overdose of gourmand: crystalline, reminiscent of a lemon sorbet; sharp, yes, but sweetened with sugar cane juice. Sugar cane, with a sensual edge from the Labdanum Neo. Vanilla is also present. But musk has the final word and rushes to let the brain know we’ll be back for more. Eaux Fraiches smell of lazy summers: “Oh my – You smell so nice“!

The limited edition hits the shelves TODAY!
Classique Eau Fraîche Betty Boop (100 ml): CHF 136.00
Le Mâle Eau Fraîche Popeye (125 ml): CHF 100.00

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You can win 3 sets including one bottle of «Betty Boop» Classique Eau Fraîche and a «Betty Boop» T-Shirt.

To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Betty Boop x JPG” to . All entries must be received until April 8, 2016. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules.
The winner has to have a Swiss address.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier, Deer Dana and saywho.fr

Contest: Win a Bottle of Signorina Misteriosa

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Great news for you, my dear readers, 5 of you can win a bottle of Salvatore Ferrgamo’s SIGNORINA MISTERIOSA Eau de Parfum (50ml). For more infos on this beautiful oriental fruity fragrance, visit this week’s post about the launch event in Florence.

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To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Signorina Misteriosa” to . All entries must be received until March 15, 2016. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules.
The winner has to have a Swiss address.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo

Contest: Gillette Venus Snap

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Life happens in an instant. Be smooth in a snap. Who doesn’t know this feeling when you would love to be spontaneously and realize that you forgot to shave your legs, armpits or some other body areas?!

Here is the solution! Finally there is the first ever portable razor from Gillette. Experience instant smoothness on-the-go with five curve-hugging blades and you’ll be ready for anything, anytime, anywhere. It’s the perfect match for anyone with a busy and active lifestyle.

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This portable, stylish compact conveniently tucks into any bag for the freedom to be spontaneous with silky-smooth skin anytime, anywhere. Just wet the razor and you are ready to go!

How many times have I realized that I forgot to shave an area at my leg or missed a few hairs on my arms. Yes, I also shave my arms! I just dislike hair on a woman’s body and funnily enough when it comes to men, I am the opposite, they cannot have enough hair for me.

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Great news is that five of you can win a Gillette Venus Snap. To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Gillette Venus Snap” to and share your “Snap needed” moment, a little story when you would have appreciated having a portable shaver with you.

All entries must be received until June 10, 2015. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules. The winner has to have a Swiss address.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Gillette, Hairy Legs, Elizabeth Znovar, 2012

Contest: Signorina Trilogy

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Elegance has always been a defining element of Salvatore Ferragamo creations.
(Get the look: Draped top, skirtSusi pumps iconand Gelly bag, all by Salvatore Ferragamo.)

iconThe same goes for the Italian house’s perfumes. An iconic tribute to women, the trilogy of SIGNORINA fragrances celebrate the most refined aspects of femininity. The scents differ and still present one family, a great way to vary on a daily base.

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SIGNORINA Eau de Parfum
FLORAL FRUITY

Top notesRed currant and pink pepper
Middle notes: Jasmine, rose and peony
Base notes: Patchouli, panna cotta and musk

Signorina EDT

SIGNORINA Eau de Toilette
FLORAL FRUITY

Top notes: Grapefruit and litchi
Middle notes: Rose and rice
Base notes: Cashmeran and milk mousse

Signorina Eleganza

SIGNORINA ELEGANZA Eau de Parfum
CHYPRE FLORAL

Top notes: Pear and grapefruit
Middle notes: Osmanthus absolute and almond
Base notes: Patchouli and white leather accord

Great news is that you can win one bottle of SIGNORINA Eau de Parfum 50ml, one bottle of SIGNORINA Eau de Toilette 50ml and one bottle of SIGNORINA ELEGANZA Eau de Parfum 50ml. To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Signorina Trilogy” to . All entries must be received until May 30, 2015. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules.
The winner has to have a Swiss address.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo

Contest: Vote Your Colour

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Great news! FOGAL gives its customers the opportunity to vote on the colour range for their most popular style OPAQUE. Choose your top 5 favourite hues among 60. The shades that receive the most votes will be added to the OPAQUE leggings and pantyhose assortment.

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But you are not only influencing the colour rang but your participation also qualifies you for a chance to win: 5 pantyhose & 5 leggings of style OPAQUE in the colour of your choice.

Vote your colour

To enter, please click HERE or visit the nearest FOGAL store.
Entry valid from now through June 17th 2015. One entry per person – winner will be notified personally. No cash or other prize substitution permitted.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Fogal