Save the Date: LA MER Live Stream

I am so excited to announce my first Live Stream on Instagram with LA MER on my account @sandrascloset. On Wednesday, June 17 at 6pm CEST, I will go live together with La Mer Skincare Artistry Manager Rodolphe Bories @rolf_paris, who will join me from Paris.

We will share some useful tips for your skin regimen, how to use massage techniques and show you step-by-step rituals. The best is yet to come: attendants can win an exclusive LA MER Spring Set in the value of CHF 285.00.

Don’t miss it, I am looking forward to «seeing» you on Wednesday.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Rodolphe Bories, LA MER and Sandra Bauknecht

Logos for the Future


Today I would like to introduce you to an amazing digital contest and charity project powered by MSGM, the Italian fashion brand founded in 2009 by Massimo Giorgetti: LOGOS FOR THE FUTURE. MSGM’s followers are called to design an original logo graphic and to post it on Instagram with the hashtag #LOGOSFORTHEFUTURE, tagging @MSGM.

Massimo Giorgetti himself will select the 5 best logos, which will be featured in a limited edition capsule collection, soon to be launched on MSGM’s selling channels. Great news is that 100% of the collection profits will be donated to Save The Children Italia, to fund their campaign helping children in need of material and educational support following the Covid-19 emergency.

Winners will be asked for a high-res 300dpi+ scan or vectorial file for their logo submissions and will receive a €1000 gift card to spend on MSGM.it. Entries will be accepted until June 15, 2020.

I immediately decided to take part in this competition and designed a few logos that are inspired by childhood memories and the vibrant colours MSGM stands for.

Good luck!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MSGM and © Sandra Bauknecht
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Contest: Happy Holidays with Caudalie

This holiday season, Caudalie offers all sorts of amazing gift sets to surprise your loved ones.
One has caught my eye… as the set leaves you looking runway-ready in seconds. Unlock the mystery to naturally glowing skin with the Caudalie Eau de Beauté set.

This limited edition gift set (CHF 42.20) contains:

Beauty Elixir (100ml): The iconic refreshing and toning mist sets make-up, tightens pores and provides an instant boost of radiance to the complexion. (The beauty secret used by makeup artists backstage at shows.)

Instant Foaming Cleanser (50ml): This gentle, soap-free formula purifies and cleanses while respecting the natural balance of the skin. Leaves skin feeling soft, comfortable and radiant.

Instant Detox Mask (15ml): The clay mask that deep-cleanses and tightens pores.

And great news is that five lucky readers can win it!

To participate, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header «CAUDALIE» to . All entries must be received until December 17, 2019. 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.

Good luck!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Caudalie

A Contest to Win the Next (Re)Generation

Ladies and gentlemen, the next (re)generation is here and this is your chance to win youth in a bottle for three months!

Personally speaking, my beauty secret has always been the use of serums. I swear on them as they target the skin’s natural metabolism and strengthen every treatment. As I am constantly travelling and deprived of sleep, chronic inflammation – caused by outside stressors, such as pollution, UV light, and others – can be one of the reasons skin prematurely shows the typical signs of aging. As the LA MER research department discovered, through decreasing inflammation, you can effectively preserve the pre-existing collagen and elastin already found in your skin.

Therefore a decade after the launch of the beloved Regenerating Serum and inspired by breakthrough discoveries, LA MER re-engineers its cult-favorite with advanced science, new sea-sourced actives, and an added dose of Miracle Broth™ to accelerate skin’s natural renewal process. The new Regenerating Serum is formulated with plant stem cells, lightweight and quick-absorbing. With a new Metabolic Ferment, it helps skin activate collagen and boost the elastin production while reducing the appearance of evident fine lines, wrinkles and pores. This super-charged serum is free from parabens, phthalates and sulfates.

Like the rest of LA MER’s skincare line, the new Regenerating Serum is incredibly easy to use, too. To release key ingredients, shake gently and sweep 1 to 2 pumps over face and neck morning and evening. Follow with your LA MER moisturizer.

In stores now for CHF 390.00 (30ml).

While not exactly a budget buy, the new formula offers up cutting-edge ingredients from LA MER and it is absolutely worth the try. Great news is that five lucky readers get the chance to try the new Regenerating Serum for three months!

To participate, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header «LA MER NEW REGENERATING SERUM» to . All entries must be received until October 6, 2019. 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. Good luck!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © LA MER and © Sandra Bauknecht
@LaMer #LoveLaMer

Contest: International Lipstick Day

Ladies, today is International Lipstick Day and this is your chance to win a SISLEY Le Phyto Rouge Lipstick that celebrates its one year anniversary today.

What makes SISLEY Le Photo Rouge so special?

It is its intensity of a lipstick combined with a balm-like sensation in an exceptional skin care formula and a stunning packaging that makes it a real beauty accessory. Thanks to the «Hydrobooster Complex» composed of microspheres of hyaluronic acid and konjac glucomannans, lips are immediately plumped up, voluptuous and smoothed.

I love SISLEY Le Photo Rouge in 10 Beige Jaipur.

What do you have to do to win one of five lipsticks?

To participate, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header «INTERNATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY» to . All entries must be received until August 2, 2019. 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. Good luck!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of SISLEY Paris and © Sandra Bauknecht

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!
#mysweetaddiction, #pradafragrances, #pradacandysugarpop @prada

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