Ombre Nails

Ombre Nails

Bring the ombre trend right down to your nails and try rocking something with a gradient! You have two options: Either you take two nail polish colours and apply both in a fading effect or you try the easier way by using five different hues from the same colour family (see below).

I created this ombre effect by choosing five different shades (307 Orange Fizz, 539 June, 535 May, 537 Riviera and 533 April), then I started at the darkest point on my thumb and gradually worked my way to my pinky. The key to making this manicure look not like a kindergardener’s paint-by-number project, is choosing the right colours. This pastel version looks pretty sophisticated, don’t you think? 
And now, we finally know what to do with all those nail polishes we have been collecting over the past years!

LoL, Sandra

Ombrenails4Polishes OmbrénailsPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Chanel Harmonie de Printemps Spring 2012


Ladies, don’t miss out the new Chanel spring 2012 make-up look “Harmonie de Printemps”.

The colour range of lovely pink and peachy tones works perfectly for day and night. This collection includes everything you need to look all radiant, glowing and ready for spring. Peter Philips, Chanel’s Creative Director for make-up, got inspiried by springtime skies.

I was so lucky to try the products before they officially hit the markets. Starting today in most European countries, my Swiss readers have to be more patient. Unfortunately, it won’t be available until the end of the month. So enjoy my photos to get all excited.
Isn’t anticipation the greatest joy?

Chanel Harmonie2


Your must-have, the star product for a radiant glow: BLUSH HORIZON DE CHANEL


Great eye colour: OMBRE ESSENTIELLE in 91 Tigerlily

Chanel Les Rouges

From left to right: ROUGE COCO SHINE in 69 Flirt, ROUGE COCO in 41 Destinée and ROUGE COCO BAUME.


I love Chanel nail polishes. Here is the must-have spring trio!
From left to right: LE VERNIS in 533 April, 535 May and 539 June

535 may

Perfect light pink for the new season: 535 May.

539 June

This peach tone works with everything: 539 June.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel and © Sandra Bauknecht