Always Bare for You by OPI

This spring, embrace soft, sheer color with Always Bare for You by OPI! Six shades in the prettiest neutral, feminine hues offer a hint of color – ideal for anyone seeking a delicate nail look, especially brides and brides-to-be. Inspired by weddings and all the joy surrounding this season of love, Always Bare for You features shades of pink, nude and rose gold in crème and shimmer finishes, as well as pale lilac and soft blue grey rounding out the collection.

A beautifully manicured hand will always command attention especially when showing off your ring. OPI Co-Founder and Brand Ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann suggests for brides to wear a hue like Ring Bear-er, an elegant blue grey, on fingers or toes and check «something blue» off their list.

Always Bare for You by OPI includes these shades in classic Nail Lacquer, Infinite Shine and GelColor formulas: Baby, Take A Vow – Throw Me A Kiss  Chiffon-d of You – Bare My Soul  Engage-meant To Be  Ring Bare-er.

French manicure is trending again.

These new shades are for everyone looking for the perfect nude shade to complement every outfit. Mother’s Day, baby showers, Easter, and even just a sunny morning are all good excuses to embrace a sheer nail.

Available now as Nail Lacquer CHF 19.90 (15ml), Infinite Shine CHF 24.90 (15ml) and as GelColor in-salon treatments for around 6 months.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

YSL Duo Terriblement Noir


A few weeks ago, I introduced the new YSL Holiday 2011 makeup look to you. Yesterday, I finally found the time to test the nail polish duo “N°6 Duo Terriblement Noir”. I am so happy with the result and hope that you will like it, too.

The two blacks, one matte and one glossy, have a wonderful texture and look great worn alone. But I couldn’t resist reproducing the French manicure look from YSL’s ad campaign using the matte polish as the base and the glossy one for the tips. The only bummer is that you have to be really careful when using hand cream or cuticle oil as this will damage the matte effect easily.

LoL, Sandra

Manucure Couture n°6  – CHF 49,00

YSLIMG_4682Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

The New Meaning of French

The new meaning of French is bright and colourful. Chanel has started the trend with their recent Noir et Or twist on French manicure and YSL is taking the new hype even a little further with Rock and Baroque, the French house’s make-up collection for fall 2010.

Four different colour combinations are available to achieve the modern look on your nails: Belle de Jour (blue and turquoise), Riche Gauche (orange and pink), Belle de Nuit (gold and purple) and Y-Cone (the classic French combo).

CIMG6797As they were out in the US already, I got my hands on them. I can tell you, it was love at first brushstroke. The brushes are bevelled which makes the varnishing of the nails a lot easier.

CIMG6798Supposed to be released in Switzerland in the next week or two. The whole collection is really beautiful, so please check it out.
And if you cannot wait, experiment with the nail polishes you have at home. Enjoy!

LoL, Sandra