NARS The Euphoria Collection

The highest light. The deepest glow. Enter a new dimension of beauty with a collection of luminizing essentials for eyes, lips, and face. Featuring Euphoric Color Complex, an exclusive blend of light-reflecting pearls and pure color pigments that imparts a natural glow and sheer wash of color to skin. Eyes illuminate. Lips scintillate. Skin exhilarates. A total aura of euphoria.

THE COLLECTION
EUPHORIA FACE PALETTE  – CHF 79.90
Glow to another dimension. Turn skin on with a limited-edition palette of eight eyeshadows in a range of satin, matte, and glittering finishes, with three glistening shades of highlighter. Build and blend your way to an irresistible sheen that catches light from every angle.

SHADES:
• EYESHADOW SHADES:
o EYE TO EYE (matte light taupe)
o PHAEDRA (shimmering white with pink pearl)
o DREAM STATE (shimmering magenta with blue reflective pearl)
o ATHENE (matte light peach)
o ILLUMIA (shimmering medium gold with red undertones)
o OUT OF BOUNDS (shimmering chocolate brown)
o SLOW BURN (shimmering hot pink)
o DARK SKY (matte chocolate brown)
HIGHLIGHTING POWDER SHADES:
o TEORAMA (shimmering medium peach)
o SPELL (shimmering medium gold with yellow undertones)
o SOLARIS (shimmering light pink)

EUPHORIA FACE DEW – CHF 42.-
Dew more. Boost your skin with a lightweight, multipurpose liquid luminizer that instantly creates the look of dewy, super-hydrated skin with reflection and light – no sparkle. Skin appears translucent. Transcendent. Transformed. Create an instant glassy glow by applying to high points of the face, over makeup or on top of bare skin.

AFTERGLOW LIP SHINE – CHF 36.-
Surreal feel. Divine shine. Introducing a new, comfortable lip gloss that effortlessly glides on a veil of lustrous color and mirror-like shine. Infused with Raspberry Seed Oil and Pomegranate Extract to hydrate and protect against environmental aggressors. Lips appear fuller. Luminescent. Iridescent. Available in a spectrum of five gleaming shades.

SHADES:
o DEEP REALM (glossy neutral peach)
o EGOISTE (glossy bright peach)
o LA CHAMADE (glossy bright pink)
o DARK DEEDS (glossy fuchsia)
o BROKEN GLASS (shimmering clear base with reflective pearl)

In stores now for a limited time.
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LoL, Sandra

Stills: © Nars, Collages: © Sandra Bauknecht
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OPI Hollywood

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, OPI returns to its birthplace with the Hollywood Collection! Featuring 12 red carpet-ready colors in four different formulas, the Hollywood Collection celebrates «then» with a nod to vintage Hollywood glamour and «now» with the season’s most trendsetting colors. High-intensity, deeply saturated reds and pinks evoke classic Hollywood style, while sporty blues offer a trendforward palette. Refreshing, subdued hues of pale lemon, slate blue, bubblegum pink, and kelly green radiate positive energy. Warm neutrals in cream, terracotta, and mauve shades provide natural elegance.

OPI first made its big screen debut in 2001 with product placement in the iconic movie, Legally Blonde. From here, OPI became the first nail care brand to collaborate with films, going on to work with productions ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Fifty Shades of Grey. Working with movie studios provided a natural segue into working with celebrity brand ambassadors, a trend OPI pioneered. Having collaborated with actors, musicians, and athletes including Katy Perry, Kerry Washington, Serena Williams, and so many more, OPI’s out-of-the-box partnerships cemented the brand’s position in pop culture.

«Over the past 40 years, we’ve taken women on a wonderful tour around the world with our destination collections. Now, to mark our anniversary, we’re headed home to the homestate of OPI, with the first stop being Hollywood,» remarks OPI Co-Founder and Brand Ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann.

«We’re introducing a beautiful mix of neutrals paired with pops of color,» adds OPI Global Director of Color Collections Jill Bartoshevich. “This collection really brings together diva extravagance and old school glamour. We’ve reinterpreted classic styles and given them a new twist, which is epitomized with the launch of I’m Really an Actress, an updated version of the iconic bestseller I’m Not Really a Waitress.”

«In Los Angeles, ‘I’m not really a waitress – I’m an actress (or singer/model/artist)!’ is a well-known mantra,» remarks Weiss-Fischmann. «The name exemplifies that we’re more than just our job. It speaks to anyone laboring for a dream, offering a reminder that our goals are worth pursuing. With the shimmery red ‘I’m Really an Actress’, we’re giving a nod to today’s self-empowered woman who is not just working for her dream, but living it

All 12 of the Hollywood Collection shades will be available in GelColor, Infinite Shine, Nail Lacquer and Powder Perfection* (select shades) formulas, including:

Suzi Calls the Paparazzi*
A pop of pretty persimmon pink to hit the tabloids and create nail fashion frenzy.
I’m an Extra
Extra special that is! OPI brings us extra-ordinary passionate pink to please any nail palette.
Movie Buff*
OPI is on the big screen! Featuring a provocative kiss of color that will make nails blush.
Hollywood & Vibe
Your nails will stop traffic. A vibe-rant combo of ravishing pink roses and lilacs.

Bee-hind the Scenes
Special props to a sunshine yellow sure to brighten any movie or manicure set.
Destined to be a Legend*
Ready for your close-up? This brilliant blue makes your nails the stars that legends are made of.
Rated Pea-G
Approved by all audiences, OPI premieres a glamorous green gleam of color. Get in line!
Oh You Sing, Dance, Act and Produce?*
OPI fans want it all! Enjoy a blockbuster blue that never skips a beat.

Award for Best Nails goes to…*
Nails sparkle with winning color to capture the essence of legendary Hollywood.
I’m Really an Actress*
Got a plum part! My nails will star in OPI’s newest, hottest Hollywood Collection. My role? I’m Not
Really a Waitress.
15 Minutes of Flame
A lush and luminous fuschia that makes nails famous forever, not minutes!
Emmy, have you seen Oscar?
The hunt for the perfect red ends as OPI rolls out the red carpet.

GelColor provides a salon-perfect finish with up to three-week wear, while Infinite Shine offers a highshine finish and traditional lacquer application. Nail Lacquer features a highly-pigmented, rich formula for even application without streaking.

Launch in Switzerland: February 15th, 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © OPI #OPIHollywood

The Power of an Eye-Cream in a Concealer

The power of an eye-cream in a longwear concealer. This sounds like a dream coming true. Formulated as skincare, By Terry‘s Hyaluronic Hydra-Concealer is your new secret weapon to both blur imperfections and take care of the sensitive eye area. Starring hyaluronic acid, this vegan skincare concealer fully hydrates, blurs imperfections, brightens dark circles and smooths fine lines, erasing signs of fatigue. With a light, silky texture that sets to a lumi-matte finish. Available in 6 auto-adaptable shades.

How does it work? Hyaluronic acid locks moisture into skin, smoothing and plumping out fine lines while boosting elasticity. Smartly combined with Horse Chestnut seed extract that stimulates the micro-circulation, dark circles are instantly brightened, micro-vessels are less visible, skin looks even. Hydrophobic coated pigments ensure a long-lasting lumi-matte finish while the mineral coated powders complex provides a soft focus, mattifying effect for a silky second skin feeling.

How to apply it? Click to release the right amount of formula and gently dab onto dark circles, blemishes and imperfections, fine lines and wrinkles. Using your ring finger, tap lightly to gently blend. Apply a second coat if necessary. The formula is absolutely buildable and non-cakey.

Available now for CHF 47.90.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © By Terry
#byterry #hyaluronicacid @byterryofficial

I Only Love Wild Roses

CARTIER launches right in time for Valentine’s Day three new three new fragrances dedicated to the queen of flowers. So many roses in perfume, but where is the daring? So many stories with rose water. Mathilde Laurent, Cartier’s perfumer, hates the archetype of the rose— an emblem of femininity withered before it blooms — and desires to give it back its true nature. «I only love wild roses», she says.

Avant-garde, she communicates its freedom in three acts. Cartier roses are neither meek nor submissive, they show their thorns with pride and dare to do anything!
Three perfumes, three strokes of rose take over the Maison’s High Perfumery:


PURE ROSE
for the Les Épures de Parfum Collection (a fully naked rose),
L’HEURE OSÉE
for Les Heures de Parfum (a punk rose),
OUD & PINK
for Les Heures Voyageuses (a shocking, androgynous rose in a tuxedo).

So, let us discover the rose… and above all, not cut it, so that it stays fresh, raw, lively, wild, acidic and daring. May it never wither.

L’HEURE OSÉE
Les Heures de Parfum Collection
No, this rose is not cute! It hates girly, baby doll, pastel pink or layettes. It is the pink that flushes the cheeks. It is blushing and bright, and this rose boasts only four letters: dare!
Fearless, it’s the hour of the exploding rose. An unprecedented pink, in touch with its time, with what is fresh and pop, as iconic as Warhol’s style…

PURE ROSE
Les Épures de Parfum Collection
We could devour it, now, raw, naked. A raw rose found in nature, bursting with life and essence that pulsates with freshness and permeates the nostrils.
No frills, just the pure and simple pleasure of a hyper-realistic rose that chooses to offer up her authentic, naked truth.

OUD & PINK
Les Heures Voyageuses Collection
This rose plays with gender, mixing the floral and the masculine, the rough with the smooth; a male rose. For women who flirt with contradiction and adore men’s fragrance.
Take a leap and plunge into the rugged and shadowy oud whilst wearing a dinner jacket with nothing underneath. Unstoppable.

TO SHOP THE NEW FRAGRANCES ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Cartier
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The Different Company Pure eVe

Last week, I spotted an amazing fragrance on display at my hair dresser Charles Aellen Company in Zurich. It is exactly as I am loving it, powdery, yet sugary, reminiscent of how babies would smell in my imagination.

The Different Company Pure eVe, Just Pure (the name was changed from Pure Virgin. Honestly I think that this was a smart move, who would like to say they are wearing something similar to olive oil …) is a kind of «innocent and soft» fragrance. Its beautiful dry-down of a powdery white musk with a lot of vanilla, powdered sugar and delicate candied almonds feels like a second skin, like wearing a fluffy piece of cashmere. Pure eVe was launched in 2011 as a unisex fragrance. However I personally find it very feminine. The nose behind it is Céline Ellena, the daughter of famous perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, who launched The Different Company in 2000.

Céline Ellena with her father Jean-Claude Ellena

« Je compose mes fragrances avec l’objectif de créer la meilleure senteur possible, sans aucune contrainte de coûts ou de marketing. » Céline Ellena, 2004.

Eau de Parfum Gourmand – FLORAL WOOODY MUSK
Top Note:  Aldehydes
Middle NotesMimosa, Flax and White Rose
Base Notes: Candied Almond, Musk, Sweet Notes, Dried Fruits and Cedar

Give Pure eVe a try if you like powdery scents or white musk fragrances like me. I got it delivered in one day to my hotel in Gstaad by Spitzenhaus.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, The Different Company
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The Beauty Fridge

Beauty fridges? Of course you need one! A skincare fridge keeps your makeup and facial products cooled which is prolonging their shelf life and increasing absorption. Furthermore, it is very practical to have your products close by so that you don’t need to run to your kitchen fridge to get them as I used to do before.

 Designed in sleek blackicon just for Net-à-Porter, or in a girly pink, the Beauty Fridge has plenty of space for your top picks, plus two removable shelves for organization and extra storage on the door. It includes hot and cold settings, depending your needs.

But what should you store in your beauty fridge? Not just what looks good on instagram, actually. Here is my personal list of favorites:

FACIAL TOOLS
Rose Quartz Face Roller by Omorovicza
Facial rolling is an age-old technique used to sculpt features and stimulate lymphatic drainage.
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SHEET MASKS
The Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask by La Mer
iconSheet masks kept in the fridge make for the ultimate hangover cure. You can do the same with your eye mask patches, making them ultra-cooling and de-puffing.

FACE MISTS
Pure Rosewater by Chantecaille
iconRich in antioxidants that help tired skin look more youthful, there’s no doubt that keeping this face mist cool will make it feel more refreshing and skin-tightening.

DAY CREAM
Moisturizer With Cucumber by Sisley Paris
Known for its refreshing properties, this skin-balancing moisturizer is infused with cucumber to restore hydration levels, giving your complexion a visible boost within half an hour. Storing it in the fridge will double the effect. Keep some fresh cucumber slices in the fridge to put them on your eyes for 5-10 minutes, this will work wonders.

PROBIOTIC SKINCARE
Overnight Recovery Mask by Aurelia Probiotic Skincare
iconI recommend probiotic skincare to be refrigerated to extend the life of the bacteria. iconThis overnight mask works to repair hidden damage while you sleep, leaving your complexion nourished and more luminous.

NAIL POLISH
Nail Color by Christian Louboutin Beauty
iconMum’s old trick works wonders. Keeping nail polish in the fridge will maintain the stability of the formula, preventing it separating and going all gloopy.

Happy Weekend!

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: Via The Beauty Fridge – Stills: Courtesy of the Brands
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Jo Malone Scarlet Poppy

A new addition to Jo Malone London’s Cologne Intense collection: the ravishing Scarlet Poppy. This new floral has been inspired by the extravagant and exotic great scarlet poppy from the wild steppes of Asia. Amplified by velvety iris, notes of barley and tonka bean add a double hit of sweet decadence while a succulent fig accord draws you into this opulent scent.

Jo Malone London’s Cologne Intense collection travels the world, collecting treasured ingredients to create unexpected fragrances. This latest Cologne Intense comes in a rich red bottle design, referencing the flower that inspired it.

«Scarlet Poppy is a grand, ravishing, deep floral, and the volume grows and grows as
you wear it. It’s a larger-than-life fragrance but still very sophisticated and refined.»
Celine Roux, Global Head of Fragrance

Jo Malone London recommends layering Scarlet Poppy with Poppy & Barley. The pairing of the two enhances the poppy note, creating an inviting floral scent.

Scarlet Poppy Cologne Intense 100ml, CHF 171.-
Scarlet Poppy Cologne Intense 50ml, CHF 120.-
Available at all Jo Malone London counters in Switzerland from January 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Jo Malone London #CologneIntense

NARS – The Claudette Collection

Refined elegance. An edge of authenticity. The power of personal style. Evoke effortless allure with a limited-edition collection inspired by Claudette, inimitable mother and muse to François Nars. Drawn from nostalgia and the irreverent spirit of 1970s Paris Rive Gauche, each boldly wearable shade paints an intimate portrait of unapologetic style and unconditional love. A vision of beauty.

«I am very lucky to have an extremely beautiful, glamorous and elegant mother on whom I was always able to practice makeup.» – Founder and Creative Director, François Nars

THE COLLECTION
AUDACIOUS SHEER MATTE LIPSTICK – CHF 46.80
Introducing the cult-favorite sensorial formula, now with a soft-focus finish. Each swipe delivers delicate color with medium-sheer coverage and a petal-soft powder finish.
SHADES (left to right):
▪ ANAÏS (pink nude)
▪ MATHILDE (rose beige)
▪ SYLVIE (berry red)
▪ BÉRÉNICE (warm brick red)
▪ SANDRINE (scarlet red)
▪ ANOUK (red)

AUDACIOUS LIPSTICK – CHF 46.80
A muse, bouche. Four new shades of the cult-favorite luxury satin lip formula, named for the most inspiring women in François’ life: his mother, Claudette Augustine; and grandmothers, Léa and Ginette.
Audacious Lipstick glides on like satin across lips with single-stroke coverage.
Bold, ultra-saturated color feels hydrating and stays put—without bleeding or feathering. The NARS logo is embossed on the bullet of each lipstick.
SHADES (left to right):
▪ LÉA (neutral spiced rose)
▪ AUGUSTINE (taupe nude)
▪ CLAUDETTE (rust red)
▪ GINETTE (deep brown red)

CLAUDETTE CHEEK DUO – CHF 63.00
Cheek to chic. A duo of sophisticated Blush shades for a natural-looking rush of color.
Our cult-favorite, bestselling blush formula delivers a weightless, natural-looking rush of cheek color. Superfine micronized powder pigments ensure an irresistibly soft, blendable application. Buildable shades deliver a natural wash of color to every skin tone – a light swipe of even the highest-intensity hues deliver a natural-looking flush.
SHADES (left to right):
▪ CROISETTE (matte bright peach)
▪ NINOTCHKA (matte toasted amber)

ST GERMAIN DES PRÉS EYESHADOW PALETTE – CHF 58.00
All eyes on yeux. Featuring six warm, neutral shades in matte, satin, and shimmer finishes. Each finish stays soft with a vibrant effect. Pure pigments suspended in an innovative liquid binding system create rich, high-impact color in just one stroke.
SHADES:
▪ TOP ROW (left to right)
• ENVIE (shimmering taupe)
• JOIE (shimmering champagne)
• RUE DE TOURNON (shimmering bronze)
▪ BOTTOM ROW (left to right)
• L’ÉPHÉMÈRE (matte rust)
• NOSTALGIE (matte cinnamon brown)
• LIBÉRATION (deep matte brown)

In Switzerland available from February 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © NARS
For the Claudette Collection campaign, François Nars photographed his original muse and inspiration, his mother Claudette at the Hotel Regina in Paris.

GABRIELLE CHANEL Body Cream

This body cream is so amazing, that it deserves its own post. CHANEL enriches the GABRIELLE CHANEL perfuming ritual with a body cream, the perfect way to treat yourself to a precious moment just for you. Its creamy texture wraps the skin in the luminous floral notes of GABRIELLE CHANEL and intensifies the solar and voluptuous trail of the fragrance. It also works great in combination with any other scent you like to wear…

The cream moisturizes the skin and gently perfumes the body for a truly pampering experience. Delicately pearly, enriched with a moisturizing active ingredient derived from rose and jasmine, it leaves the skin soft, supple and luminous. Whether a moment of pleasure in the morning, a sensual touch after your bath or a gentle caress at the end of the day, each application becomes a ritual of relaxation and delight. The new square frosted glass jar with a shimmering gold lid only adds to its desirability!

GABRIELLE CHANEL Body cream – Jar 150 g – CHF 106.-
Available Mid January 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL

SISLEY So Stretch

Great news! SISLEY introduces a new mascara, called «So Stretch». After injecting intensity with my all-time favorite «So Intense», creating curves with «So Curl», and building density with «So Volume», SISLEY is launching a new «So», with the «So Stretch» formula, which shapes and coats lashes and enhances their beauty, length and vitality, leaving them longer, denser, stronger, and more beautiful, day after day. This new care-infused triple-action mascara lengthens, separates and shapes lashes instantly and flawlessly for a wide-eyed result.

With a single application, each lash receives just the right amount of product. Enriched with Bamboo powder and Beeswax, the lightweight, elastic texture of «So Stretch» instantly extends lashes to open up the eyes. In the blink of an eye, the lashes are coated from root to tip. The Beeswax contained in the formula works to effortlessly separate each lash for a clump-free, fanned-out result.

The shaping, sculpting and curling properties of Carnauba wax amplify the intensity of the eyes and promise lightweight, long-lasting volume. The lashes are lifted but never overloaded, giving a sophisticated, elegant and natural finish.

Specially designed to enhance the performance of the formula, the «So Stretch» mascara brush‘s supple, triangular fibres catch the lash fringe and coat it in mascara, separating even the smallest, finest eyelashes and reaching the most inaccessible corners. The long bristles ensure optimum lash separation and give an ultra-defined result that opens up the eyes.

Immediately from the first coat, the lashes are infused with the many benefits of different active ingredients. In addition to boosting length and intensity, the formula of «So Stretch» strengthens and nourishes eyelashes and contributes to proper growth. Enriched with softening Castor oil and Damask Rose, the new mascara leaves lashes supple and silky. With repeated application, they become longer, thicker and more resistant.

Personally speaking, I am still a huge fan of «So Intense», but I love to use the «So Stretch» as the final touch because it makes the lashes look extremely long and defined. A perfect combination for me.

The new «So Stretch» mascara is available in 3 shades:
Deep Black, Deep Brown, and Deep Blue, for CHF 62.00 each from February 2, 2020.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © SISLEY