Beauty Trend: All About Oranges


To start your day as energizing as possible, choose beauty products with uplifting scents and powerful ingredients. Oranges are definitely part of a healthy eating plan, with their high amount of vitamin C. The significant antioxidant properties of this fruit are amazing and also used in the beauty industry.

Not so healthy, but extremely yummy is blood orange jelly (see photo above to the left: Blutorangen-Marmelade available in Switzerland at Globus for CHF 5.90). At the moment, my favourite breakfast treat at the weekend…


EAU DES BIENFAITS Fragrant Body Mist by Roger & Gallet

Nourish and scent your body with this stimulating treatment fragrance of essential oils and natural active ingredients that hydrate and soften the skin. Inspired by the journey to the heart of an Italian garden, the Eau des Bienfaits fragrance includes a reviving dose of blood orange essential oil which is combined in harmony with mandarin, bergamot and lemon.
Perfect for hot summer days!

Available from June 2013 for CHF 48.00 (100ml).

guerlain nerolia bianca

Aqua Allegoria NEROLIA BIANCA by Guerlain

The latest addition to Guerlain’s famous Aqua Allegoria range is according to in-house perfumer Thierry Wasser, a fragrance that evokes a nap in the shade of an orange tree.

Top notes: Petitgrain, bitter orange and peppermint
Middle notes: Neroli, orange blossom and ylang-ylang
Base notes: Musk, white amber and cedar

Available as Eau de Toilette for CHF 109.00 (125ml).



GOMMAGE VISAGE Radiance-Boosting Face Scrub by Bourjois
Bamboo beads & orange pulp

Bamboo beats are often used in Asia as they help exfoliating your skin in a delicate way. Thanks to the orange pulp, the product comes with a beautiful scent which makes it fun to use. Suitable for all skin types. A great face scrub for less money.

Available for CHF 8.90 (75ml).



This 2-phase skin care composition with valuable first-pressing botanical oils and blossom extracts helps skin to regain firmness and vitality. It stimulates the formation of collagen while providing intensive moisture for long-lasting results. The special mix of vitamins protects from free radicals and slows down skin aging caused by environmental factors.

Available for CHF 26.50 (50ml).

LoL, Sandra

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

Beauty Trend: Fuchsia Lips


Bourjois is celebrating its 150th anniversary and I received a package filled with some amazing products that made my heart leap for joy. My favourite: “My lips fashion book” with the wonderful ROUGE EDITION collection of 18 lip shades direct from the runway. Of course all those hues are pretty tempting, but FUCHSIA is the must-have lip colour of the season!


Here is my list of the best fuchsia hues available at the moment.


ROUGE EDITION by Bourjois in 07 Fuchsia Graffiti
Calling all fashionista’s out there… this new lipstick is for you!  The perfect shade for your new season outfit! Available now for CHF 18.90

Rouge Volupte Shine n-06ROUGE VOLUPTE SHINE by Yves Saint Laurent in 06 Pink in Devotion
An innovative and comforting lipstick enhanced with fruit extracts rich in vitamins and antioxidants that leave lips visibly softer and smoother with up to eight hours of hydration.
Available now for CHF 50.00


SUPER STAY 14 HR LIPSTICK by Maybelline in 160 Infinitely Fuchsia
This lipstick won’t weigh you down. Super rich colour with super staying power. No dragging. No drying. No letdowns at all. Available now for CHF 16.90


GLOSS D’ENFER by Guerlain in 471 Prune Zip
Intense colour and shine for a bare lips sensation in fuchsia.
Available in Switzerland from May 2, 2013 for CHF 43.00.


A modern, long-wearing, vitamin-enriched formula in a jumbo pencil format to provide great wear and intense color with a satin finish. Use for lining, all-over shading, or pairing with another lip product. This hue is inspired by the romantic garden in Shanghai’s old town.
Available now for CHF 45.00
(This is the shade I am wearing on my lips on the photo in the first collage).


HEAT WAVE SUMMER 2013 by Smashbox in Fuchsia Flash
Make your pout shout with this mega-juicy gloss that is part of a collection of 4 vibrant shades.
Available now for CHF 40.00 the complete set exclusively at Marionnaud.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of the brands and © Sandra Bauknecht

Beauty Trend New Year’s Eve: Sparkle


New Year’s Eve is all about sparkling and glittering shades. No reason to be modest, it is that time of the year when more is more. Shine and party all night long. Here are some products that I personally find amazing and that are going easy on your budget.

1 DEBORAH 24ore Velvet Metal Eyeshadow in 03 Brown – CHF 13.90
This metallic eyeshadow can be used dry and wet.

2 T. LeClerc Mascara Céleste – CHF 36.50
For voluminous lashes in black with golden sparkles.

3 DEBORAH Perfumed Illuminating Powder “Totally Shimmer” in 02 Silver – CHF 19.90
The perfect shimmer for face and body.

4 DEBORAH Prêt-à-Porter Nail Top Coat in 72 So Jewels – CHF 5.90
Top off your favourite nail polish with this sparkling top coat.

5 Bourjois Golden Shimmer Mist Hair & Body – CHF 4.90
Golden sparkles for your hair that add enchantment to every movement.

5 Coal Diamond by Sylvie van der Vaart Night Fire – CHF 45.00 (EdP 25ml)
A floral-gourmand scent, seductive and warm with vanilla, jasmine, orchid, plum, orange blossom and tuberose.

7 T. LeClerc Matte Lipstick in 04 Beige – CHF 31.50
The perfect nude shade.

8 Bourjois Khôl & Contour XL in Noir Sparkling XL and Ultra Black XL – € 8.20 each
Intense eye colour in just one stroke.

9 UNE Cheery Lips Gloss in C02 – CHF 21.90
A colourful and nourishing formula that covers the lips beautifully while lasting up to 8 hours.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht