Clinique + Jonathan Adler Limited Edition

«Everyone deserves a bit of glamour.» – Jonathan Adler

Your summer is about to get a whole lot brighter, thanks to CLINIQUEicon’s new limited-edition collection with interior designer Jonathan Adler. The just-launched Clinique x Jonathan Adler Collection includes many of Clinique’s best-selling makeup products (including its Lip Pops, Lid Pops and Cheek Pops), in a rainbow of bold, vibrant hues and captures the jet-set glam of his favorite seaside destinations: Palm Beach, Capri, Santorini.

Who is Jonathan Adler?

Born in 1966, Jonathan Adler is an American potter, designer, and author who launched his first ceramic collection in 1993 at Barneys New York. Five years later he expanded into home furnishings, opening his first namesake boutique in Soho, Manhattan. He now has 30 stores and runs an eponymous design business. Adler lives and works in New York City together with his partner Simon Doonan, Barney’s Creative Director Ambassador at Large .

Enjoy this little talk with Jonathan Adler about the collection he created in collaboration with Clinique.

What inspired this collection?
Jet-set glamour. I always think about iconic destinations. Places where women look like their most glamorous selves. I wanted to capture that in makeup. I thought about diving into the Aegean Sea, and being in fabulous places: Palm Beach, Florida. Capri, Italy. Santorini, Greece.

How would you describe your design style?
I call my style modern American glamour. I always try to keep things fresh and new and modern. One of the lines in my manifesto is “We believe in irreverent luxury” and that captures a lot of what I’m about.

What do interior design and makeup have in common?
Good design has the power to transform your mood, like a big squishy sofa you plop into. Makeup is like that, too. It can transform a woman’s day.

What does Clinique mean to you?
Clinique is a classic, iconic brand. It’s always been in my life. I grew up with it in my mother’s and sister’s cabinets. That’s why I was so thrilled when this collaboration came about. My brand is very similar. We’re both about being classic, chic and refreshing.

If this collection had emotions, how would it feel?
It feels fresh! It feels like a trip to Capri. It feels like jumping into the Mediterranean Sea.

What do you love most about this collection?
This collection shows that tiny treasures can bring big pleasures. It’s very chic, very classic, very Clinique. I hope everyone enjoys using it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Thank you, Mr Adler, for giving us your insider scoop on this beautiful collection!

TO SHOP THE CLINIQUE x JONATHAN ADLER COLLECTION, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
icon

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Clinique, © Jonathan Adler and © Sandra Bauknecht

Time to Unwind to Bring Back Your Glow

With email at your fingertips, nonstop group texting, and around-the-clock social media delights and distractions, actually making the time to unwind and shut down at the end of the day can be pretty difficult. My stay at LANSERHOF truly helped me to regain some energy and to boost my beauty sleep which is still for me the most important aspect when it comes to a healthy glow.

While I was at the famous detox retreat, I forgot about my beauty regime (something I love to do from time to time). Sometimes the secret to perfect skin could be about using a minimal amount of product and slapping it on in under three minutes…

CLINIQUE Pep-Start Eye Cream
CHF 36.00 (15ml)

«Snap, pop, swipe»! Here is an eye cream that really make you look «wide awake» even if you haven’t gotten 8 hours of rest. The first thing to love about this eye cream is its packaging. It’s housed in a tube with a plastic cap and a ball-tip applicator. Though it might seem confusing at first, dispensing is a snap: Just pop the ball tip applicator up, squeeze and swipe. The skin feels instantly hydrated, a real energy boost. I recommend carrying it in your bag for a quick fresh-up during the day (it can be applied over the make-up).

SISLEY SISLEŸA L’Intégral Anti-Âge
iconExtra-Rich for Dry Skin Day and Night
CHF 450.00 (50ml)

A major factor of aging is linked to personal lifestyle. Everyday stress, life’s hardships and various excesses deregulate the biological life cycle of cells. This behavioral dimension, the third dimension of aging, affects the face even more than genetic or environmental aging. Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge fights against the visible signs associated with the 3 types of aging to provide a truly complete anti-aging solution. The results are spectacular on wrinkles, firmness, radiance, density and hydration to preserve the skin’s beauty. From the first few applications, lines are smoothed, skin is plumped and durably moisturized. Signs of fatigue are reduced, the skin glows (also available for normal skin).

DIOR Hydra Life Moisturizing Tinted Aqua-Gel
Immediate Beauty SPF 30
Water BB 020
CHF 68.00 (30ml)

Inspired by Asian beauty rituals and developed in partnership with Dior makeup artists, this amazing water-based product combines the moisturizing and protective powers of a skincare with the complexion-perfecting and skin-evening properties of a foundation. Its featherweight texture conceals imperfections and reduces surface irregularities, revealing flawless skin instantly. You look like you are wearing no make-up and are provided with a healthy glow. I love it!

GUERLAIN La Petite Robe Noire
Deliciously Shiny Lip Color
020 Poppy Cap
CHF 42.00

Lipstick is the absolute symbol of femininity and seduction. This deliciously shiny lip color provides you immediately with a healthy appearance as it reveals the lips’ natural radiance, leaving them supple and comfortable. What I love most is its buildable coverage thanks to its thin film: one layer to offer a glimpse of the sensual texture of the lips, several for a more dense and sophisticated finish. I personally love to add a touch of orange if I am not wearing any make-up.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of the Brands

Clinique Fresh Pressed

Clinique_Fresh_Pressed_Joe_and_the_Juice

One week ago, I was invited by CLINIQUEicon to explore the launch of their new Fresh Pressed™ products at JOE & THE JUICE in Zurich’s Sihlcity. A match made in heaven as both brands prioritize the importance of freshness in their products.

For the next three months, their will be a specially created “Fresh Pressed Daily Booster” juice with a high amount of Vitamin C, that is orange like the packaging, available at the Danish juice and coffee bar.

Recipe for 1 Portion of Clinique Fresh Pressed Juice with Vitamin C
4 medium-sized organic carrots
2 medium-sized organic apples
30g ginger
juice of half of an organic lemon
Mix all ingredients in a juicer and enjoy immediately!

What is CLINIQUE Fresh Pressed™ exactly?
There are two skin care products suitable for all skin types- a daily booster and a cleanser that deliver the full power of pure, fresh Vitamin C at the highest concentration to brighten, even and retexturize skin.

cliniqueCLINIQUE Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%
CHF 99.00 for 34ml (four portions)How to use
Just like your morning fresh-pressed juice or vitamin helps you stay healthy on the inside, this super-potent booster was designed as a daily supplement to visibly rejuvenate skin from the outside – and a simple, seamless way to reinvigorate your de-aging routine without changing a thing. Simply mix 2 drops with your moisturizer AM & PM.

Clinique_Cleanser_2

CLINIQUE Fresh Pressed™ Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin
CHF 37.00 for 28 portions (14g)

How to use_Clinique
This water-activated powder cleanser with fresh Vitamin C delivers visible benefits. Instantly the skin is awakened, purified, with a refined texture and brighter look. This non-drying, non-stripping formula is gentle enough for use each morning, and preps skin for treatment with Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%.

Is the vitamin C in CLINIQUE’s Fresh Pressed™ actually “fresh”?
Fresh means powerful. Pure Vitamin C naturally degrades when exposed to oxygen, so it’s most powerful when fresh. Therefore CLINIQUE has chosen the stay-fresh packaging that isolates the pure Vitamin C until activation, maintaining its freshness and full power for maximum results.

A private introduction to the new line by Karin Marschall, CLINIQUE Education Manager.

Who is CLINIQUE Fresh Pressed™ recommended for?
Absolutely anyone! Although it’s a de-aging product, it also makes your skin look brighter after the first use – and honestly who wouldn’t like this?

If I drink juices that are high in vitamin-C, isn’t that enough for my skin?
Just drinking juices with Vitamin C really isn’t enough because neither your body nor your skin can produce Vitamin C so you should use skin care products that have Vitamin C in it too.

From when and where can I buy CLINIQUE Fresh Pressed™ products?
The products are available now. Either online at clinique.com or in-store at a Clinique counter.

With Shari Jafari, the new CLINIQUE Brand Manager Switzerland, at the event last week.

At CLINIQUEicon, a new wind is blowing. The beauty brand is very innovative, extremely focused on social media and full of energy, with or without a Vitamin C boost. BRAVO!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Andrea Monica Hug for Clinique

Happy Gelato Cream for Hands by Clinique

Clinique_Happy_Gelato_Hand_cream

A delightfully idea for Valentine’s Day comes from Clinique. Do you know this feeling when your hands smell so yummy because of a delicious hand cream that you would like to sniff them all the time… This fast-absorbing cream strengthens skin’s moisture barrier, so hands look and feel smoother, while skin is lightly fragranced.

Available in three different versions for CHF 20.00 (30ml):
Sugared Petals: a floral bouquet featuring bergamotte, orange blossom, rose petals and musk
Berry Blush: like a fruit basket containing raspberry, mandarine, freesia and soft woods
Happy: Clinique’s iconic Happy scent

iconLoL, Sandra

Clinique

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

Hot Lips

Lipsticks 2Lipsticks 2a

Lipsticks are certainly back this fall and not only on handbags (Monogramme lipstick printed textured-leather clutch by Saint Laurent). Let your lips do the talking and pay homage this season to the beauty icon in rich and trendy shades. From blood-red to smudgy, just-kissed stains, you choose the intensity. From left to right:

Chanel_Rouge_Noir_Rouge_Allure

Goth Girl

Chanel Rouge Allure
N°109 Rouge Noir
A classic since 1994, this shade dresses lips with an unmistakable attitude.
CHF 48.00

YSL Rouge Couture

Vampire Red

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Collector Kiss & Love
N°1 Le Rouge
Being part of YSL’s Holiday Look 2015, this lipstick comes with kisses all over.
CHF 48.00

Shiseido Lipstick Fall 15

Fine Wine

Shiseido Perfect Rouge
N°RS 656
Intensive ultra-pigmented color that moisturizes your lips.
CHF 40.00

Clarins_Joli_Rouge_742

Dangerous Colour

Clarins Joli Rouge
N° 742 Joli Rouge
A classic red in a rich and creamy formula.
CHF 34.50

Matte Lipstick Urban Decay

True Blood

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick
Matte Bad Blood
A classic suede-like finish – careful, it is highly addictive!
CHF 27.50

Clinique Rebel Pop

Dark Passion

Clinique Pop Lip Colour & Primer
N°21 Rebel Pop
Rich color plus a smoothing primer in one.
CHF 33.00

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Bottle

A Statement in Red

Estée Lauder Modern Muse «Le Rouge»
An oriental floral fragrance inspired by the color red, seductive and ultra feminine as a lipstick itself.

Top notes: Red currant, raspberry, pink pepper and saffron
Middle notesBulgarian rose, may rose, jasmine and magnolia petals
Base notes: Patchouli, vetiver, madagascar vanilla and ambrette

CHF 68.00 (30ml), CHF 98.00 (50ml) and CHF 138.00 (100ml).

This post is also available in German and French on the Marionnaud blog.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and © Sandra Bauknecht

A True Classic: Bright White

Bright White

White is the color of perfection” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Institute. No other color – and yes, white is a color – has the range of moods that white does. Produced by the combination of all the colors of the visible spectrum, it can be warm and embracing, crisp and clean, or change its character according to the time of day or the time of year. It is most often associated with innocence, perfection, honesty, cleanliness, the new, neutrality and lightness. Whatever your trajectory, this is your blank canvas to run with.

Get the look: Chain-embellished wool-blend felt coat by Victoria Beckhamsequin-embellished silk-georgette mini dress iconby Saint LaurentEspey crystal-embellished elaphe box clutch by Kotur and Matilda sandals in white textured-leathericon by Givenchy.

Aromatics White Clinique

CLINIQUE Aromatics In White

Clinique has dedicated its newest fragrance launch to the color white. A very interesting edition, a successor of the Aromatics Elixir classic. A sensual and powdery scent that offers strength and an unquestionable magnetism.

CHYPRE MUSK
Top notes: Violet Leaf Accord, Cistus and Sichuan Pepper
Middle notes: Rose Water, Orange Blossom and Patchouli
Base notesAmber Gris, Musk and Benzoin

Clinque Aromatics In White is expected to make its appearance in most key markets now while in Switzerland supply is anticipated from January 15, 2015 exclusively at Marionnaud before other retailers will follow in March 2015.
CHF 105.00 (50ml) and CHF 78.00 (30ml).

This post is available in German and French on the Marionnaud blog.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and via http://bubbelsoda.tumblr.com

Clinique Beyond Rose

c600x592

An oriental floral fragrance, CLINIQUE Beyond Rose is a scent that has been customized for a Middle Eastern and Gulf audience. Arabia’s past, presence and future meet in this sophisticated perfume spray that is both modern and complex. An exclusive blend of the most precious balms and resins handcrafted around a unique wild rose accord.

Rose as you have never known it… sheer layers that build into an intense experience, with hints of amber and a shock of pepper.

Clinique Beyond Rose Fragrance

ORIENTAL FLORAL
Top note: White pepper, freesia flowers and mate leaves
Middle noteDamask rose, rose oil and osmanthus blossom
Base note: Amber, labdanum, styrax and benzoin

Clinique Beyond Rose

Available now in Switzerland at Globus Geneva, Manor Geneva, Manor Lugano, Jelmoli Zurich and Manor Zurich for CHF 140.00 (100ml).
TO SHOP CLINIQUE BEYOND ROSE ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Clinique, © Gregoire Mahler

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

Clinique Chubby Cheek

Great news! The famous CLINIQUE Chubby Sticks are now available for the cheeks.
A creamy, mistake-proof application that creates a healthy-looking glow in an instant. The oil-free gel builds and blends easily to create the ultimate rosy cheek. The range of universally flattering shades mean there’s a color for everyone.

Available for CHF 29.00 in Amp’d up Apple (blushing red), Robust Rhubarb (blushing peach), Roly Poly Rosy (blushing pink) and Plumped Up Peony (blushing plum).
TO SHOP ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Clinique

Oh! The Healthy Glow

Clinique Sonic System

Oh, the healthy glow, the purified pores and moisture just sinks in. Sounds to good to be true? The new CLINIQUE Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush iconis designed to clean even hard-to-reach areas like the T-Zone with two bristle types for customized cleansing. Your skin is left radiant and soft.

You might remember from a previous post that I like to use the Clarisonic technology to clean my skin at night. Therefore I was curious to try CLINIQUE‘s first cosmetic device. The US brand is known for the most effective products to enhance every skin type and concern. Personally speaking, I prefer the Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush as it is so much more gentle to your skin, very light and handy. The angled tip easily targets hard to reach areas.

HOW TO USE

479-01 Clinique_SPP_REG_HowToUse_icons_R23

I suggest you begin by using the Cleansing Brush once daily.

Clinique 2

Remove makeup before use. Apply cleanser to moistened skin or brush head.

Clinique 3

Massage in circular motion for 15 seconds on cheeks using white bristles. No need to apply pressure.

Clinique 4

Massage in up-and-down motion for 15 seconds combined on T-Zone using green bristles. 479-01 Clinique_SPP_REG_HowToUse_icons_R23

Rinse and pat dry. Exfoliate and moisturize. Rinse brush head after each use.

Clinique Clean your skin

The new Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush iconwill surely revolutionise the way that women cleanse their skin just as its famed 3-step Skin Care System did over 40 years go!

The new cosmetic device is in stores now for CHF 149.00 (Refill CHF 25.00).
To receive the best results, I also recommend getting the following products: Liquid Facial Soap,icon Clarifying Lotion 2 iconand
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Clinique

New York Fashion Week – Beauty Savers

Sandra Bauknecht - New York Fashion Week Beauty Savers

Flying, time difference, being sleep-deprived, and not eating the healthiest food is stress for your body which shows in your face. But it is common practice during NYFW. Due to the weight limit for the luggage on the plane, I like to take as less as possible with me. Here are some beauty products that work their magic instantly to make sure you look like coming from a spa treatment, nothing more needed.

Rodial-Glam-Balm-Hand

RODIAL Glam Balm™ Hand

This innovative cream gently repairs, protects and moisturises skin. It is wonderfully scented, reminiscent of almonds and coconuts, like a mini holiday at the beach. Perfect to comfort you if you cannot fall asleep because of your jet-lag. Exclusively available in Switzerland at Marionnaud. CHF 63.00

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Drinking lots of water is indispensable for a radiant complexion. But you can also replenish lost moisture (perfect after a long flight) by using this creamy, oil-free, penetrating night mask which helps skin drink deep to build reserves for the next day. All night long, it soothes and nourishes  so that you wake up with soft, dewy, glowing skin. CHF 52.00 (100ml)

Eau-Efficace-Sisley

 

SISLEY Eau Efficace Démaquillant Doux

This product is perfect for travelling as it combines three cleansing steps in one. You can remove your face and eye make-up, cleanse and tone the skin in one single sweep. CHF 105.00 (300ml)

Shiseido Bio_performance

SHISEIDO Bio-Performance Advanced Super Restoring Cream

A powerful time-fighting cream for day and night that is formulated with Rose Apple Leaf Extract to protect skin from harmful environmental aggressors and maintain youthful looking skin. Super Bio-Hyaluronic Acid N supplies a high level of moisture which helps maintain a positive cycle in the skin. Perfect for travelling! CHF 152.00 (50ml)

This post is available in German and French on the Marionnaud blog.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of the Brands