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

OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection

Tokyo is one of the top trendsetting cities in the world, so it should come as no surprise that OPI has selected the vibrant metropolis as its inspiration for the OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection.

Inspired by the city’s balance of rich tradition and nature with fashion-forward style and ultra-modern cityscapes, this palette features a variety of colors that evoke the energy and creativity of Tokyo. The collection features 12 new shades in classic Nail Lacquer, Long-Wear Infinite Shine and GelColor formulas. With a nod to Tokyo’s status as a trendsetter, the collection includes a new take on millennial pink with dusty rose shades featuring tones of lavender and lilac (Rice Rice Baby, Another Ramen-tic Evening, Arigato from Tokyo, Hurry-juku Get this Color!).

Rich hues inspired by nature from matcha green tea to blooming gardens (How Does Your Zen Garden Grow?, I’m On a Sushi Roll, Suzi-san Climbs Fuji-san, Tempura-ture is Rising!) and vibrant purple and blue hues with metallic shimmer that capture the city’s electric energy and nightlife (All Your Dreams in Vending Machines, Samurai Breaks a Nail, Kanpai OPI!, Chopstix and Stones) round out the collection.

«Tokyo is known for being on the forefront of nail trends – a perfect fit for OPI, where we don’t follow the trends but set them,» declares OPI co-founder and brand ambassador, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. «In this collection, we are revisiting the 80s and 90s, with pop colors that we’ve given a modern twist, taking inspiration from the famous Harajuku neighborhood. Tokyo brings so much life to this collection, from its eclectic fashion, vibrant nightlife and world-renowned cuisine to the rich traditions including matcha tea ceremonies and zen gardens

The collection will hit the shelves in Switzerland on February 14, 2019 and will be available for approximately 6 months.
Nail Lacquer – CHF 19.90 (15ml)
Long-Wear Infinite Shine – CHF 24.90 (15ml)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

OPI x The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Watching Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet is a Holiday tradition that’s full of magic and wonder. In honor of that beloved tradition, OPI has collaborated with Disney in celebration of their new blockbuster, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to bring shades of royalty to your nails.

OPI created 12 new limited edition nail colors and three perfectly coordinating glitter shades inspired by the Disney movie. Journey through the magic of the Four Realms this holiday season and choose from classic Nail Lacquer, Infinite Shine and GelColor.

Shades top left to top right: Dancing Keeps Me on my Toes – Tinker, Thinker, Winker? – Dreams Need Clara-fication – March in Uniform – Dazzling Dew Drop – Envy the Adventure
Shades bottom left to bottom right: Lavendare to Find Courage – Berry Fairy Fun – Toying with Trouble – Candied Kingdom – Ginger’s Revenge – Black to Reality

Great news! Glitter shades are available for the first time as Infinite Shine:
Gold Key to the Kingdom – Dreams on a  Silver Platter – I Pull the Strings

It doesn’t matter if you’re cold as ice, never sacrifice your sparkle. I love the combination of these three shades: Dreams Need Clara-Fication, Tinker Thinker Winker?, and Dreams on a Silver Platter.

The collection will hit the shelves in Switzerland today and will be available for at least 3 months. Nail Polish CHF 19.90 (15ml) and Infinite Shine CHF 24.90 (15ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

Peru by OPI

Peru has been forever on my bucket list and I am planning to go there soon with avid hopes of climbing Machu Picchu and sipping coca tea with locals donning traditional Quechua garb. Before my dreams will come true, I can already indulge in the new OPI F/W 2018 collection that introduces 12 new colors inspired by one of the most ancient civilizations in the world.

An exciting journey for your nails, visiting one of the seven wonders of the world this fall with the Peru Collection by OPI. Seeking natural beauty with a bohemian vibe, inspiration was everywhere, from stunning geological sites like Rainbow Mountain to the magnificent Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. With deep roots in ancient culture visible across the country’s architecture, food and fashion, Peru offers visitors a transcendent, spiritual experience. I am thrilled to share a look at this extraordinary nail polish collection with you today.

From top left to top right: Lima Tell You About This Color!Suzi Will Quechua Later!Seven Wonders of OPIAlpaca My BagsDon’t Toot My FluteGrandma Kissed a Gaucho
From bottom left to bottom right: Machu Peach-U – Somewhere Over the Rainbow Mountains – My Solar Clock Is Ticking – I Love You Just Be-Cusco – Come Se Llama – Yes My Condor Can-Do!

In Switzerland the collection will be available from August 14, 2018 for approximately 6 months.
The 12 shades will be launched in three different formulas:
Infinite Shine offers a high-shine finish with up to 10 days of wear and traditional lacquer application.
Nail Lacquer features a highly-pigmented, rich formula for even application without streaking.
GelColor provides performance with up to 3 weeks of shine-intense wear and stay-true color (in-salon only).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

O∙P∙I Grease

Get ready for some Summer lovin’ with OPI‘s new GREASE collection  introducing 12 limited edition shades in Nail Lacquer, Infinite Shine and GelColor, plus three new special effect nail lacquers. To celebrate the iconic film’s 40th anniversary, it’s time to grab these bright colors and be ready to spark romantic nights ahead.

Top left to right: Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milkshakes / Meet a Boy Cute As Can Be / Summer Lovin’ Having a Blast! / Was It all Just a Dream / Teal Me More Teal Me More / Chills Are Multiplying

Bottom left to right: Frenchie Like To Kiss / Pink Ladies Rule the School / Hopelessly Devoted to OPI / You’re the Shade That I want / Tell Me About It Stud / Danny & Sandy 4Ever!

Available as Infinite Shine (gel-like shine for your home) for CHF 24.90, Nail Lacquer for CHF 19.90 and GelColor (pro only).

Here are my personal favorite shades:

Grease is the Word
To celebrate the iconic film’s 40th anniversary, I am on hand to ensure you’re saying #TellMeAboutItStud.

Leader of the Pack
#PinkLadiesRulesTheSchool, so get ready to be top of the class in pastel shades.

The Nail That I Want
Our #ChillsAreMultiplying for this T-Bird approved icy blue.

You Better Shape Up
I am having a serious Sandy moment. #Danny&Sandy4Ever.

New: Leather Effects
Say hello to 3 additional limited edition shades with a three-dimensional effect and leather-like texture. Unfortunately not available in Switzerland.

New leather effect shades from left to right: Rydell Forever / Electryfyin’ Pink / Grease Is The Word.
Available for $10.50 each. More information here.

Grease Mini Set (Nail Lacquer) 4 Nail Polishes à 3.75ml each
CHF 24.90

Grease Mini Set (Infinite Shine) Primer, 2 Colours and Gloss Infinite Shine à 3.75ml each
CHF 34.90

In stores now for approximately three months.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI #OPIxGrease
Collages: © Sandra Bauknecht

OPI Fiji S/S 2017 Collection


Time to get your nails travel-ready – we are going to Fiji this season with OPI‘s new collection of 12 amazing shades, available in three different versions: as Nail Lacquer (CHF 19.90), as Infinite Shine (CHF 24.90) and as GelColor!


OPI Fiji S/S 2017 Collection

Two-timing the Zones – vibrant pink
Living On the Bula-vard! – punchy red
Gettig Nadi On My Honeymoon – hibiscus pink
Polly Want a Lacquer? – lavender
Do You Sea What I Sea? – shimmering ocean blue
Is That a Spear In Your Pocket? – tropical teal
I Can Never Hut Up – iridescent gray
Super Trop-I-Cal-I-Fiji-istic – reflection of sea and sky
Suzi Without a Paddle – cool blue
Coconuts Over – subtle taupe
No Tan Lines – warm sunrise orange
Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet – radiant yellow



The new collection will hit the shelves in Switzerland on February 8, 2017.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of OPI

M•A•C Wash & Dry


Dear readers, please excuse my tardiness in posting during the last days. I have so many amazing things to show you. I was in Cannes for the Film Festival and last Saturday in Vienna for the Life Ball as a guest of M•A•C Cosmetics.

Speaking of which, I would like to introduce you to their new Wash & Dry Summer 2015 Collection which offers a new special limited edition packaging with a joyful rainbow of colors and includes a beautiful range of summery shades and breezy bronzing hues to set your cycle to chic. Now, it is your turn to decide if you go for a full spin or just a quick tumble!

Morange Vivid orange (Amplified)
Creme d’Nude Light beige-pink nude (Cremesheen)
Steam Heat Vivid yellow-red (Satin)
Tumble Dry Light peachy coral (Lustre)


Girl on Board Light creme nude
Laundry List Vivid orange
Hot/Cold True Red
Domestic Diva Frosty watery pink


Practice Makes Perfect Deep blue-green
Sudsy Marine blue
Colour Matters Lime (Repromote)
Coin Operated Metal grey with silver pearl


Stay Black!


Green Clean Pale white green / lime / deep khaki with gold pearls
Hot Wash White with orange pearl gold / peachy orange / copper-gold-bronze
Permanent Press White beige / calm brown bronze / black with gold pearls


Hipness Light peach
Crisp Whites Pale tangerine with pearl

Freshen Up Color wave ranging from coral to neutral


Monday Blues Blue (cream)
Washeteria Blue green (cream)

In stores now exclusively in Switzerland at all M•A•C counters and online.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Win Tickets for the Elite Model Look Final

Tickets for the Elite Model Look Final

Today, I have a great contest for my Swiss readers! Do you feel like having an unforgettable girls night out with your best friend? If so, COVERGIRL raffles two tickets for the Elite Model Look Final on the 28th of August, 2014 including a beauty set for the perfect summer styling!

Be a part, when this year the first time ever also men are allowed to participate in the Elite Model Look Finale 2014. Six handsome men will fight for the title besides the twelve female finalists. Ladies, there will be a feast for the eyes! Together with the Swiss style elite, models, fashion experts, make-up and hair artists, you will have the chance to see live the election of Switzerland’s next supermodel. Guest star will be no other than singer Marlon Roudette, who will perform his greatest hits “Big City Life” and “New Age“.

Clump Crusher

In order to make your girls night out perfect, COVERGIRL raffles also two beauty sets in the value of CHF 25.60 – with the ideal summer make-up products included, to bring out the best of each girl! The beauty set contains the innovative Clump Crusher Extensions Mascara. The latest technology includes a special curved brush and a fiber-stretch formula for buildable volume as well as added length – without clumps. The new LipPerfection™ lipcolor in pink features a collision of color and moisture. In a single stroke, lips are enhanced with rich, rewarding color and in just seven days transformed to their smoothest and most luscious. The COVERGIRL Nail Lacquer completes the beauty set, also chosen in pink, as a perfect match to rock star and COVERGIRL ambassador P!NK.

PINK Covergirl

To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Elite Model Look Final” to . All entries must be received until July 28, 2014. 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: Courtesy of Covergirl

Proenza Schouler for MAC Cosmetics

Cover Proenza Schouler MAC

When fashion meets beauty, I always get super excited. Proenza Schouler have joined forces with MAC Cosmetics to launch a limited edition line for release this spring, a collection very much in line with the Proenza Schouler catwalk aesthetic, relevant, refined, just beautiful.

Proenza Schouler MAC

Lets have a closer look at those upcoming beauty musts:

MAC Poenza Schouler Lipsticks 1

Woodrose light pink with beige (lustre)
Pinkfringe vivid flamingo pink (satin)
Mangrove bright clean orange-red (matte)
Primrose sheer berry plum (lustre)


Black Ice rich black
Rich Experience true brown

Dynamo bright peony
High Energy bright orange-red cream

Proenza Schouler Blush Ombre

Sunset Beach cool pink ombre into beige
Ocean City coral orange ombre into beige

Nail Polishes MAC

Dayflower clean plum (cream)
Nocturnelle black as night (cream)
Thimbleweed pale nude (cream)
Bougainvillea bright orange coral (cream)

Brush Proenza Schouler


In Switzerland exclusively available at Globus from March 27, 2014.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2013 – Eccentrico

Armani Beauty Eccentrico Holiday 2013

I always love those days when the new makeup collections for the festive season are hitting the shelves. Extremely beautiful is Girgio Armani Beauty’s limited edition HOLIDAY COLLECTION 2013 ECCENTRICO for Christmas. An unexpected mix of colorful and glamorous hues, this winter Giorgio Armani Beauty is shaking up the conventional.

To create this exceptional palette of explosive shades, Linda Cantello, International Make-up Artist Giorgio Armani, took her inspiration from Giorgio Armani’s travelling fashion exhibition Eccentrico, which reveals a collection of 51 equally bold and extravagant dresses designed by the Maestro. The result is an unprecedented palette of fresh and luminous tones that breaks away from the House of Armani’s traditional codes.


In its red lacquered case, it reveals a harmony of four blushes multi-compacted with micronised powders. Their light texture melts over the skin. With a sweep of the brush, the four Eccentrico shades blend together to create a fresh and sophisticated universal blush, illuminating the complexion.

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302 Clash – 303 Dazzling – 505 Eccentrico

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The lips and nails display matching dazzling shades, while offering contrasting matte and shiny textures.


The eyes are ethereal, almost bare, adorning the eyelids in flamboyant shades, such as pink, coral, Parma violet and pearly white.

In stores now.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani