OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection

Tokyo is one of the top trendsetting cities in the world, so it should come as no surprise that OPI has selected the vibrant metropolis as its inspiration for the OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection.

Inspired by the city’s balance of rich tradition and nature with fashion-forward style and ultra-modern cityscapes, this palette features a variety of colors that evoke the energy and creativity of Tokyo. The collection features 12 new shades in classic Nail Lacquer, Long-Wear Infinite Shine and GelColor formulas. With a nod to Tokyo’s status as a trendsetter, the collection includes a new take on millennial pink with dusty rose shades featuring tones of lavender and lilac (Rice Rice Baby, Another Ramen-tic Evening, Arigato from Tokyo, Hurry-juku Get this Color!).

Rich hues inspired by nature from matcha green tea to blooming gardens (How Does Your Zen Garden Grow?, I’m On a Sushi Roll, Suzi-san Climbs Fuji-san, Tempura-ture is Rising!) and vibrant purple and blue hues with metallic shimmer that capture the city’s electric energy and nightlife (All Your Dreams in Vending Machines, Samurai Breaks a Nail, Kanpai OPI!, Chopstix and Stones) round out the collection.

«Tokyo is known for being on the forefront of nail trends – a perfect fit for OPI, where we don’t follow the trends but set them,» declares OPI co-founder and brand ambassador, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. «In this collection, we are revisiting the 80s and 90s, with pop colors that we’ve given a modern twist, taking inspiration from the famous Harajuku neighborhood. Tokyo brings so much life to this collection, from its eclectic fashion, vibrant nightlife and world-renowned cuisine to the rich traditions including matcha tea ceremonies and zen gardens

The collection will hit the shelves in Switzerland on February 14, 2019 and will be available for approximately 6 months.
Nail Lacquer – CHF 19.90 (15ml)
Long-Wear Infinite Shine – CHF 24.90 (15ml)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

Pollution Skin Defence System

After two weeks in Gstaad, my skin needs an extra treat to be fit for the challenges of 2019. I am testing right now and am very happy with Susanne Kaufmann‘s ‘Pollution Skin Defence System‘, a 15-day treatment designed to protect your skin from environmental aggressors and leave you with a radiant, more youthful complexion.

It comes in a white presentation box which contains three different ampoules: Vitamin C, Ectoin and Q10. Each night you have to open one glass ampoule and apply it to your preferably wet face. I am still in the Vitamin C phase, but already feel a difference.

Vitamin C is one of the most effective antioxidants available. It’s blended with the superfruit Schisandra to help even skin tone and encourage natural detoxification.
Ectoin protects skin from environmental stressors, helping to prevent damage that can result in premature aging.
Coenzyme Q10 energizes and helps to repair on a cellular level. This serum also significantly increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

TO SHOP SUSANNE KAUFMANN’S POLLUTION SKIN DEFENSE SYSTEM ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
In Zurich available at Spitzenhaus and at Beauty Care.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Susanne Kaufmann, © Sandra Bauknecht
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Le Nobili Hair Mist

Every woman is unique – as is her hair. Tie it up, style it with a brush, leave it loose and wavy, then spray it all over with ACQUA DI PARMA‘s new Le Nobili Hair Mist to envelop your mane in the delicate notes of everyone’s favorite floral fragrances, leaving it featherlight and radiant to ensure you won’t go unnoticed.

The new Le Nobili Hair Mist sensory experience comes in the form of three sophisticated scents: Magnolia Nobile, Rosa Nobile and Peonia Nobile. Each fragrance is enriched with a precious conditioning agent to leave your hair beautifully soft and delicately scented.

Available from February 04, 2019 for CHF 58.00 each.

LoL, Sandra

Stills: Courtesy of Acqua di Parma

Beat the Afternoon Slump

During the winter months, I often feel super-tired once the afternoon rolls around. After powering through the morning with productivity, the wall hits me in the afternoon. Putting my head on my desk and taking a quick nap is suddenly very appealing. Nope, no such luck!

It doesn’t mean that you are sick, feeling kind of sleepy during the second part of the day is human nature. People naturally experience dips in energy levels because of circadian rhythms.

As I don’t want to drink too much caffeine (I have already lots in the morning…), I have been looking for an alternative to give me a boost of energy during an afternoon slump. The Nue Co.’s ‘Power Up’ supplementicon is a natural caffeine hit that’s blended with Brazilian Guarana Seeds – «an espresso minus the jitters,» says the brand. It’s formulated with Goji Berry to aid digestion and organic Maca for high endurance. I can truly recommend it.

TO SHOP THE NUE CO.’S ‘POWER UP’ SUPPLEMENT, CLICK HERE PLEASE.


iconABOUT THE NUE CO.

Focused on the Danish principles of simplicity and creativity, Jules Miller started wellness brand The Nue Co. after years of trying vitamins to support her lifestyle. Based in London and LA, it’s committed to creating responsibly sourced supplements using organic foods. Simply add a teaspoon to hot or cold drinks to boost your skin, energy and digestive system.

To try the brand’s other supplements, I recommend ordering the Reboot Travel Set. Different products in small sizes.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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M∙A∙C Carnival Limited Edition

This Carnival, feel the fervor in a full-force lineup of light-catching colour and hypnotic glitter. Layer supercharged shades of Dazzleglass over Lipstick for colour that’s completely your own, and intensify eyes in five shades of Dazzleshadow, colour-shifting Pigment, Liquidlast Linder and In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Lash. Then get euphoric with the stars of the season: five show-stopping shades of Glitter and shimmering Prep+Prime Fix+ in Goldlite.

LIPSTICK
Ruby Woo very matte vivid blue red (matte)
Hot Like Salsa bright pinkish coral (velvet matte) / Breathing Fire bright warm fuchsia (matte)
Coco-del-Rio mid-tone brown (satin) / Soleil Soleil warm nude (cremesheen)
CHF 28.00


DAZZLEGLASS
Money Honey mid-tone rosy mauve with red pearl /
Go for Gold gold / Extra Amps sheer bright blue pink with blue and pink pearl
Get Rich Quick warm yellow brown / Rags to Riches plum pink with teal and red pearl
CHF 26.00


DAZZLESHADOW
Let’s Boogie black with sparkles / Sparkling Moment black with purple and red sparkles
Let’s Roll red bronze with high sparkles / Slow / Fast / Slow bronze with red sparkles
I Like 2 Watch mid-tone brown with gold sparkles
CHF 31.00


GLITTER
Yellow Gold gold / Fuchsia Hologram 3D fuchsia / Heliotrope purple
Black Hologram 3D dark grey / Silver Hologram 3D silver
CHF 35.00

PIGMENT
Rose rose with copper sparkle (frost)
CHF 35.00
LIQUIDLAST LINER 
Point Black – black (matte) / Misty Me – bright silver (pearl) / Naked Bond – copper (pearl)
CHF 28.00
IN EXTREME DIMENSION WATERPROOF LASH
CHF 31.00
PREP+PRIME Fix+
Goldlite
CHF 26.00

M∙A∙C Carnival Limited Edition (in some countries it is called M∙A∙C Glitter Tripper collection)
Exclusively available at www.maccosmetics.ch from today.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of M∙A∙C Cosmetics

Girls Can Do Anything

Girls can do anything – that should be our mantra for 2019. It is definitely my New Year’s Resolution. I was so happy to be reminded of this thanks to this beautiful message «Sandra Can Do Anything» by ZADIG & VOLTAIRE.

Embody a radiant, uninhibited and impertinent new feminism.
Break free from conventional opinions in the blink of an eye.
Become emancipated with a click of your heels.
Be the master of your own choices, attitudes and actions.
Take charge with a disarming smile, and conquer male territory, with confidence and nonchalance.

GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING by ZADIG & VOLTAIRE
Feminine Fougère

Top notes: Bergamot, orange blossom and pear
Middle notes: Tonka bean
Base notes: Vanilla, fern, musk and ambroxan

Available as Eau de Toilette 30ml (CHF 72.00), 50ml (CHF 104.00) and 90ml (CHF 135.00).

To a Happy 2019. Dare the unexpected, with elation – skateboarding in stiletto heels and
boxing with the grace of a ballerina. That is Sandra’s Closet!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Regenerating Plant Oil by Christophe Robin

iconThis is such a great multipurpose product that it deserves its own post. The Regenerating Plant Oil by Christophe Robin transforms damaged or frizzy hair as well as dry skin and leaves both feeling instantly softer and more hydrated.

Lightweight and non-greasy, this versatile formula is blended with antioxidant-rich prickly pear seed, rice bran and sweet almond oils to protect and nourish and is free from parabens, silicone and colorants. The best is its powdery fragrance with notes of Calabrian bergamot, jasmine and ylang-ylang.

One product that helps me survive the dry and cold air here in Gstaad in the Swiss mountains.
TO SHOP THE REGENERATING PLANT OIL, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: © Christophe Robin

Bobbi Brown Last Minute Gifts

Looking for a last minute X-mas gift? Don’t miss BOBBI BROWN‘s limited edition palettes & sets and say yes to party season.

A decadent and versatile lipstick wardrobe for any holiday look, featuring ten mini Luxe Lip Colors that fit perfectly into the smallest evening bag.
Luxe Lip Color
in Almost Bare, Lilac, Berry Rose, Neutral Rose, Retro Coral, Sunset Orange, Parisian Red, Raspberry Pink, Brocade, Crimson
CHF 169.-

All you need for a neutral look in one…
Eye Shadow
in Twilight (Metallic), Oyster Pink (Metallic), Cool Brown and Shell,
Mini Lip Color in Brown.
CHF 73.-

The packaging is like a snow globe. Shake it and see what happens…
Highlighting Powder in Bare Glow and Opal Glow 
CHF 99.-

Bobbi’s brushes are the best that you will love to take them everywhere.
Travel Size Brush Set
: Full Coverage Face Brush, Sheer Powder Brush, Angle Eye Shadow Brush, Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush and Dual-Ended Brow Definer/Groomer
CHF 159.-

Get party ready with this beautiful set that can be carried like a book clutch.
Eye Shadow
in Ivory, Pink Copper (Sparkle), Naked, Nearly Nude, Taupe (Sparkle), Glowstruck (Metallic), Molten (Metallic), Frappe, Nude Smoke, Chocolate Fizz (Metallic), Starlight Star (Metallic), Toasted, Bronzing Powder in Stonestreet, Blush in Powder Pink, Calypso Highlight Powder, Ink Liner in Blackest Black and Smokey Eye Mascara
CHF 149.-

In Switzerland stores are open today – happy last minute X-mas shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Bobbi Brown
@BobbiBrown #BobbiBrownCH

This Season CHANEL N°5 Dresses in Red

This week, I seem to have a red thread as I realized that I posted so many things in this festive hue. Today is no different as I would like to show you the world’s most eternal fragrance in Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite colour. For the first time ever and for a limited time only, N°5 dresses in red.

N°5 EAU DE PARFUM
An abstract floral bouquet composed around may rose and jasmine, brightened with citrusy top notes.  Aldehydes create a unique presence, while the smooth touch of bourbon vanilla leaves an incredibly sensual trail.

N°5 L’EAU
Fresh and sophisticated, complex yet easy to wear, N°5 L’EAU offers a new definition of femininity.

The unique limited editions are available as N°5 L’EAU Eau de Toilette and N°5 Eau de Parfum (both as 100 ml for CHF 202) in mass-dyed red glass and as 55 numbered red Baccarat crystal bottles for a collector’s edition of the N°5 Parfum (900 ml, price on demand).

Personally speaking, I am a big fan of this classic. This limited edition bottle makes a great gift for every CHANEL-loving fashionista  and it is already under my Christmas tree. If you get a chance, try the body products as well. They have an amazing quality and the scent is true to the EdP and very long-lasting.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of CHANEL and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Red Leopard

Animal prints were trending on the F/W 2018 catwalks and so it is time to take a walk on the wild side. But this season, it means vibrant colours, preferably red, and definitely not for the shy… as the bold prints are worn head to toe as seen at Tom Ford. I wore this outfit last week for a X-mas cocktail among dear friends and got lots of compliments for it.

My look: Tiered leopard-print silk-crepon mini dressicon, red leopard print tightsicon, leopard print pumpsicon, and Natalia mini leopard-print velvet shoulder bagicon, all by Tom Ford, earrings by Prada and rose diamond ring by Piaget.

For the winter season, Tom Ford Beauty introduces Tom Ford Boys & Girls, a decadent collection of 15 clutch-sized mini lipsticks, named after the friends, intimates and collaborators Mr. Ford admires. My favorite shade: Hudson, a perfect rosy beige.

Scent: Lost Cherry Eau de Parfum is a new scent, that is part of Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection. It includes the following notes: black cherry accord, bitter almond, griotte sirup Scenttek™, rose absolute Orpur®, Peru balsam, and roasted tonka Orpur.
I feel in love with it from my first spritz and not only because of the name. If you like gourmand fragrances like me, you will adore this blended mix of warmth and sweetness of cherries and vanilla with a hint of rose coming through combined with almond.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht