Seamaster Planet Ocean «PyeongChang 2018»

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One year to go for the Olympic Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang, with OMEGA Watches as the official timekeeper again. Do you remember the great time I had last year in Rio de Janeiro with the Swiss watch manufacturer (for a previous post, click here)…

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Created to mark the countdown OMEGA Watches launches the Seamaster Planet Ocean «PyeongChang 2018» that is guaranteed to perform with world-class precision long after that great event has come and gone.

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Limited to 2018 pieces, it is not only an aesthetically striking timepiece in bold blue and red, (the colours of the Korean flag) it is also a technological marvel. The beating heart of the timepiece is the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900.

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The watch is presented on a blue structured rubber strap with blue-red rubber lining and delivered in a special presentation box, which includes an extra stainless steel bracelet. The strap tool, also included in the box, allows the wearer to change the look of the watch quickly and easily. The ultimate collector’s watch, the Seamaster Planet Ocean «PyeongChang 2018» commemorates a great global event in true OMEGA style.

Limited Edition 2018
CHF 6’900.00

I love this watch, it looks so cool and has a great price point! Bravo Omega!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of OMEGA Watches

New Limited Beauty Must-Haves by Chanel

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Good news for all beauty lovers in Switzerland. CHANEL launches two limited edition beauty products that are exclusively available in the the House’s freshly opened beauty heaven in Geneva.

CHANEL FRAGRANCE & BEAUTY BOUTIQUE
BONGENIE – 34, RUE DU MARCHE – 1204 GENEVE – SWITZERLAND
PHONE +41 22 316 11 70
#GENEVECHANELBEAUTE

Originally launched in Kyoto for the holiday season, those two products are truly collector’s pieces.

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Inspired by the precious materials and exquisite craftsmanship that goes into each Chanel jacket, this new limited edition eye palette is a must-have for all beauty lovers. With the craftsmanship of a goldsmith, the OMBRES LAMÉES DE CHANEL eye palette features a harmony of four eyeshadow shades (light brown, medium brown, dark brown and gold). The embossed patterns form a raised surface of precious fabrics, strewn with golden pearly particles.

Ombres Lamées de CHANEL CHF 130.-
(Also available at Jelmoli in Zurich).

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An exclusive blush harmony inspired by the autumn leaves of Japan, LUMIÈRES DE KYOTO reveals three tones to highlight, enhance and boost radiance for a luminous look. Accompanied by a half-moon brush for easy, optimal application.

Lumière de Kyoto CHF 82.-

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Chanel

Love Is in the Air at Hermès

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Love is in the air at Hermès as one of the French House’s most iconic scarf prints «Brides de Gala» has just received a little «affaire de coeur». Designed by the brand’s famous artist Hugo Grygkar, this limited edition is printed with the signature equestrian motif combined with blue and orange hearts. The best is yet to come as the special packaging for Valentine’s Day is an exclusive heart-shaped orange box.

I am truly in love with this…

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Hermès

Dolce & Gabbana Loves St. Barth

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We wanted the Saint Barth store to have a relaxing atmosphere, that it be a meeting place to enjoy a moment of tranquillity at the water’s edge”.
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There is a new treasure chest in the Caribbean as Dolce & Gabbana inaugurates its first boutique on Saint Barthélemy, adding a precious tile with a distinctly paradise flavour to the mosaic of new shops around the world. As I am on the island at the moment, I couldn’t wait to discover the exclusive colorful special collection designed for St. Barth that is only available here.

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My favourites? The beautifully embellished sun hats and beach bags. To make the gentlemen happy while you are shopping there is in the tropical garden surrounded by palm trees on the ground floor, the Dolce & Gabbana Martini Bar.

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Below you can enjoy the photos shot by the Morelli Brothers and styled by Anna Dello Russo that highlight the special capsule collection with prints from the island.

Kiss kiss from St. Barth!
#DGLovesStBarth

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana, © MorelliBrothers, © Massimo Listri and © Sandra Bauknecht

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

Nespresso Festive Collection 2016

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Nespresso‘s limited edition festive collection for 2016 is absolutely divine, sending me as a caffeine addict into a coffee shopping frenzy. It is a sweet treat with no calories!

Each flavoured espresso results from the sweet marriage of Livanto’s balance and roundness with different ingredients that are all inspired the rich coffee house traditions and elegance of Vienna, each with a comforting and indulgent aroma that is set to delight the coffee lover in your life.

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Variations SachertorteAustrian Sachertorte, a glazed chocolate cake containing a thin layer of sweet apricot jam.

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Variations ApfelstrudelVariations Apfelstrudel is inspired by the classic layered puff pastry dessert which contains a sweet apple filling delicately spiced with cinnamon.

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Variations Linzer TorteNespresso pays homage to the popular Austrian Linzer Torte: a tasty redcurrant tart topped with a recognizable lattice design.

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All three Variations coffees have an intensity level of six (on a scale up to 12) and will be available for a limited period during the festive season in a box of 10 capsules for CHF 5.70.

3344688If you are still looking for the perfect coffee cup to enjoy this sophisticated treat of caffeine, I recommend this beautiful Lustre set.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Nespresso

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

M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet and Holiday Kits

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Recently I was invited to preview M·A·C‘s beautiful Christmas collection «Nutcracker Sweet» and the holiday kits at the brand’s store at Bellevue in Zurich (Rämistrasse 2, 8001 Zürich). It was a very sweet event with a ballerina and tons of fun make-up products to try.

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Leap into a magical land that’s a bit nutty, a little naughty, bursting with whimsy. Lose yourself in an eccentric kingdom of oversized treats and rosy-cheeked nutcrackers.
Twist, turn and tumble deeper into the land of dolls. Our story has only begun…

Who knows what thrilling adventures are in store? A collection of kits invite the unexpected, with fabulous hues leading the way for an imaginative evening.

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LIPSTICK – CHF 31.00
Kingdom of Sweets soft, milky pink (cremesheen)
Flamboyish hot deep pink (matte)
Saucy Little Darling deep coral red (amplified crème)
So Good For You Furiously Festive intense cool red (matte)
Leap of Delight deep plum purple (matte)

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MAGIC DUST EYE SHADOW – CHF 31.00
Dance Flowers Dance light pink
Pretty Dainty pink coral shimmer
Rabblerouser bright intense pink
Forward March peachy gold shimmer
Dark Lullaby midnight purple
Mustache black with gold sparkle

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MAGIC DUST POWDER – CHF 45.00
Yum Yum Yum soft pink with gold pearl
Sweet Vision pinky peach with gold pearl

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PIGMENT – CHF 35.00
Rose rose with copper sparkle
Process Magenta bright magenta

KOHL POWER EYE PENCIL – CHF 24.00
Powersurge bronzed brown with golden shimmer
Prunella purple
Feline black

Don’t miss the holiday kits that make a great gift for your mum, a beloved friend or yourself. Here are some of my favorites. You can explore more in stores.

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NUTCRACKER SWEET RED LIP BAG – CHF 68.00
Vamplify in Suggestive intense blue-red
Lipstick in Candy Cane intense blue-red
Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Trust In Red bright cool red cream

NUTCRACKER SWEET NUDE LIP BAG – CHF 68.00
Vamplify in Tuned In mid-tone rosy nude
Lipstick in Magic Spell mid-tone mauve nude
Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in In Control brown mauve

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NUTCRACKER SWEET COOL EYE COMPACT – CHF 64.00
Enchanted Beauty pale pink shimmer (lustre)
Absurdly Pretty matte raspberry (matte)
Plum Darling metallic charcoal plum (lustre)
Performance Art mauve with silver pearl (lustre)
Nutcracker deep blackened purple (satin)
The Wrong Man pale cool pink (satin)
Sugar Plum dirty grape (matte)
Marzipan muted plummy taupe (matte)
Quite Spoiled muted mid-tone lilac (satin)
214/213 Dual-Ended Brush

The collection is now available at all M·A·C counters, M·A·C Stores and www.maccosmetics.ch.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics and © Sandra Bauknecht

Reinvent Your Night Ritual

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Thierry Mugler takes the success of his famous gourmand scent Angel from 1992 a step further with the launch of «Étoile des Rêves», a special reinterpretation made specifically for the night and its rituals, available as Eau de Parfum and scented candle. Enriched with large quantities of soft white musk it provides the illusion of silk lingerie and cashmere blankets.

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Wrap yourself with a delicate negligee of scent as you unveil a new night ritual with the sensual ANGEL «Etoile des Rêves» Eau de Parfum. This new star product is an intimate, intense version of ANGEL with an intoxicating fragrance that lasts… all night long. Even the stars won’t resist you!

Fragrance notes: bergamot, praline, vanilla, patchouli, musk
CHF 125.00 (100ml)

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Reinvent your night ritual with the ANGEL «Etoile des Rêves» Scented Candle. Inspired by the glamorous boudoir tradition, this delicious scented candle diffuses the intimate, sensuous atmosphere of ANGEL Eau de Parfum all night long…

Fragrance notes: bergamot, tropical fruits, vanilla, caramel, patchouli
CHF 84.00 (160gr)

Both products are available now only for a limited time.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Mugler

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by OPI

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I believe in manicures.”

The words famously uttered by film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn could not ring truer at OPI. That’s why the number one salon brand worldwide is unveiling Breakfast at Tiffany’s – a holiday collection that captures the elegance and effervescence of Audrey as Holly Golightly in the American cinema classic.

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The new limited edition Breakfast at Tiffany’s shades take their inspiration from Audrey’s classic beauty and sense of playfulness. Timeless reds and burgundies share the marquee with sophisticated, chic glitter shades. The collection also evokes the film’s most memorable fashions, including Holly’s sexy pink party frock, statement-­making little black dress, and elegant five-­strand pearl necklace. And the collection wouldn’t be complete without a signature shade aptly named I Believe in Manicures.

All Breakfast at Tiffany’s nail lacquer shades are also available in GelColor, for a salon-­perfect finish with two-­week wear. I Believe in Manicures – along with five additional shades in timeless hues of pearl, wine, burgundy, coral and dark purple -­ will also be available in OPI’s Infinite Shine No Light Gel Lacquer formula, part of a three-­step gel lacquer system that offers long wear, shine and ease of removal.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s shades offered in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:

I Believe in Manicures
And I believe in this precious, light blue.
(Available in all three formulas: GelColor, Infinite Shine, and nail lacquer.)

Champagne for Breakfast
Wake up to this bubbly, sparkling silver.

Black Dress Not Optional
This elegant Little Black Dress black is a must-have.

Apartment for Two
Make room for this cozy, romantic raspberry.

Rich & Brazilian
Get a Brazilian, compliments when you show off this rich burgundy.

Meet my “Decorator”
A hot little red for rendezvous and other “meetings.”

Got the Mean Reds
Everything will be all right…just put on some red!

Fire Escape Rendezvous
Make a date with this matte, glittery ruby.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
A matte pearl for early morning window shopping.

Sunrise…Bedtime
A glittery dawn pink for night owls and party girls.

Can’t Read without my Lipstick
This creamy, elegant maroon is one for the books.

Five-and-Ten
Indulge in a little retail therapy with this shimmery champagne.

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Girls Love Pearls
Just like this lustrous silver, they add a touch of class to everything.

I’ll Have a Manhattan
This sleek dark purple mixes perfectly with classic cocktails.

Can’t Tame a Wild Thing
This daring red is too free to let anyone pin it down.

Ring the Buzzer Again
Anyone who wears a scarlet this rich is too fabulous to carry a key.

Party at Holly’s
Come by at 6, this burnished mahogany is the perfect access to a wild night.

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The collection includes a dazzling array of holiday gift items. My favorite? The luxurious “Mini Mani Month” – a set of 25 OPI Mini Nail Lacquers that makes the perfect surprise for all beauty lovers.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by OPI is available now.
Nail Polish 15 ml : CHF 19.90 • Infinite Shine 15 ml : CHF 24.90.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI. Breakfast at Tiffany’s ©2016 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved. Audrey Hepburn™ & logo image™-­‐trademark, copyright ©2012 and likeness property of Sean Hepburn Ferrer and Luca Dotti -­‐ All rights reserved.