Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer


There’s something really beautiful about a powerful lip color. This season, it is time to wear a statement lip shade. A new product that has caught my attention immediately is the new Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer. Its formula is moisturizing and hydrating like a lip balm while delivering an intense color and a shiny finish, available in two different versions (metallic and varnish). Promising to last over 8 hours, its non-sticky formula is surely hard to resist to. I love the dark reds and purples so my wishlist is getting bigger and bigger…


200 Night Berry (metallic effect)
201 Leather (varnish effect)
300 Tangerine (varnish effect)
302 Amber (metallic effect)
400 Four Hundred (varnish effect)
401 Red Chrome (varnish effect)
402 Red-To-Go (lacquer effect)
500 Vintage (metallic effect)
501 Uptown (varnish effect)
502 Boudoir (metallic effect)
503 Fatale (metallic effect)
504 Pink-Out (metallic effect)
505 Crescendo (varnish effect)
506 Maharajah (metallic effect)
600 Adrénaline (metallic effect)
601 Plum Vinyl (varnish effect)
602 Vertigo (varnish effect)
603 Night Viper (varnish effect)

In stores now. Available for CHF 48.00 each.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani Beauty

Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2012

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For Spring 2012, TOM FORD introduces a limited edition collection of smoldering, molten-toned colour inspired by the beauty of a radiant, bronzed face.

“I have always loved the look of tanned, glowing skin, whether it is achieved with bronzing powder or with a natural tan,” says Ford.

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I was able to try some of the new products and I am absolutely sold on them.
These are my favourites:

IMG_3032Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Gold Dust, Lip Lacquer in Gold Dust, Nail Lacquer in Burnished Rouge and Cream Color for Eyes in Platinum.

TF Powder

The TOM FORD BRONZING POWDER has been created to achieve an unmistakably sexy glow, Tom Ford Bronzing Powder features a rare mineral blend of brilliant and energizing sunstone, amber and black tourmaline crystals, in a choice of shimmer or matte finish. It captures and enhances the skin’s golden and bronze undertones, flawlessly highlighting your natural, sensuous radiance.

When used in combination with colour on the eyes, cheeks and lips, the Bronzing Powder can help to create one of Tom Ford’s favorite looks—the burnished, sun-goddess face.

Bronzing Powder Gold Dust, CHF 82.- (shimmer)
Bronzing Powder Terra, CHF 82.- (matte)



A new introduction, the TOM FORD CREAM COLOR FOR EYES delivers four pure and luminous, metallic shadesPlatinum, golden Guilt, burnished red Illicit and shimmering Spice—with an ultra-smooth, non-creasing and long-wearing finish. Its highly reflective, ultra-pigmented formula combines advanced color technology with antioxidant-rich ingredients.

I love this creamy eye colour as it is very easy and fast to apply and stays on the whole day.

Cream Color for Eyes, each CHF 38

TF Lip Lacquer

The collection also includes a new shade of TOM FORD LIP LACQUER called Gold Dust. It infuses the perfect amount of gold-particle pearls into a clear and lustrous lacquer that lavishes and nourishes the lips. Gold Dust can be worn on a nude lip as a seductive lip accent, or layered over a TOM FORD LIP COLOR to create a glistening, gold sheen.

This lip lacquer comes with such a yummy taste that you would like to lick your lips all the time.

Ultra Shine Lip Gloss Gold Dust, CHF 42.-

TF Nail Polishes

Four new shades of TOM FORD NAIL LACQUER complete the look. Silver Smoke, Gold Haze, Burnished Rouge and Burnt Topaz are extra-amplified colors formulated with unique mirror pearls to maximize their metal effect and create a molten mirror look. The groundbreaking, high-performance formula with bendable coating delivers high coverage and shine while staying color true throughout wear.

As for me, the Tom Ford nail lacquers last for a very long time, awesome texture!

Nail Lacquer, each CHF 42.-

This Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2012 limited edition collection will be available in Switzerland end of April.

LoL, Sandra

TF Nails 3On my nails: Burnished Rouge

Photos: Courtesy of Tom Ford, © Sandra Bauknecht

Tom Ford Beauty


After conquering the world of fashion, fragrance and film, Tom Ford has brought his impeccable vision to the world of beauty. His first cosmetics collection features a complete range of colour and skin treatments.


It all started last September in New York with a lipstick… my first beauty product by Tom Ford was the Lip Color 07 Pink Dusk, a lovely soft pink shade that goes with everything. The texture is truly amazing, leaving your lips moisturized while providing them with rich colour.


The next time I was back in the States, I couldn’t resist to get more. I truly recommend the eyeshadow palettes. The colours stay on the whole day and you can play with the effects as the textures can be built up, from soft to bold. The glittering shades can be tapped over the lid for an overall glamorous look, perfect for New Year’s Eve.

From left to right:
Eye Color Quad 01 Golden Mink,
Lip Color 14 Sable Smoke, Lip Lacquer (a great way to let your lips shine, it works with all shades or can be worn alone) and Lip Gloss 02 Rose Crush.

TF3Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

From left to right:
Cheek Color 01 Love Lust (a perfect peachy tone), Eye Color Quad 09 Violet Dusk and 10 Titanium Smoke, Nail Lacquer 10 Viper and 09 Plum Noir.

Those nail polishes are amazing! They stay on forever without loosing their brilliance!


In Europe, Tom Ford Beauty is available aready in selected stores, such as Harvey Nichols in London or Printemps in Paris. In Switzerland, the complete range will be available in March. At the moment, you can buy only the lipstick collection.

Please enjoy the photos of Tom Ford’s beauty campaign photographed by famed duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott featuring supermodel Lara Stone and designer Tom Ford himself, plus some stills. I love those pics! Isn’t Lara looking absolutely stunning and flawless?!

LoL, Sandra


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TF PiPhotos: Courtesy of Tom Ford