Nordic Collection by OPI

Nordic Lights by OPI

Inspired by the great northern lights in Finland, deep blue fjords in Norway, and colorful houses in Copenhagen, Nordic Collection by OPI brings the diverse colors of its namesake region to nails and toes for F/W 2014. This new collection of 12 lacquers features a palette ranging from spicy browns in shades of bronze, cinnamon and caramel to rich purples in wine, black cherry and blue-violet hues, with accents of creamy coral, pink and sea green.

Nordic Collection by OPI includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:

OPI Nordic Collection

Going My Way or Norway?
No two ways about it… this caramel is delicious!

Ice-Bergers & Fries
“Wood” you like a chocolate shake with that?

OPI with a Nice Finn-ish
This light, mellowed bronze completes me. The end.

My Voice is a Little Norse
This prismatic super-shimmer is worth shouting about.

Can’t aFjörd Not To
Whatever it takes, get your hands on this extravagantly creamy coral!

How Great is Your Dane?
Pass up this cinnamon coffee? You’re barking up the wrong tree!

My Dogsled is a Hybrid
Enliven your environment by wearing this creamy sea green.

Suzi Has a Swede Tooth
That’s why I always have this strawberry candy pink on hand!

Do You Have this Color in Stock-holm?
Stock up! This icy blue-violet is in hot demand!

Thank Glogg It’s Friday!
The start of the weekend is nothing to “wine” about!

Viking in a Vinter Vonderland
You can conquer anything in this powerful, deep purple.

Skating on Thin Ice-Land Watch out!
This black cherry is dangerously close to gorgeous!


Nordic Collection nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Nordic Collection by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor from August 13, 2014 for CHF 23.90 per bottle.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI


Coca-Cola for Your Nails

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The fast fashion trend has arrived on our nails. OPI partners with The Coca-Cola Company to release nine new limited edition nail lacquers inspired by some of the most recognized drinks. Coca-Cola by OPI offers a range of colors and hues representing everything from classic red for Coca-Cola to metallic silver for Coke Light, dark red and black for Coke Zero, black cherry for Cherry Coke, cream and warm pink for Vanilla Coke, shimmering citrus green for Sprite and bright orange and deep purple for Fanta Orange and Fanta Grape.

Coca Cola Collection OPI

Coca-Cola by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas mid June 2014. Nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2014


Sheer, natural, effortless beauty is the focus of the Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2014 Color Collection launching this month. This limited edition line-up contains eight new Sheer Lip Colors and four new Nail Lacquer shades that harmonise shimmering nudes with accents of hot, sunkissed color.

Tom Ford Beauty February 2014

LIP COLOR SHEER – CHF 62.00 each
A decadent mix of vitamins C and E and shea butter helps lavish the lips with saturated moisture while delivering beautiful vibrant shine. The distinct, beveled lip color sheer bullet is packaged in a retro-chic, ivory-and-gold colored Tom Ford case.

Tom Ford Spring 2014 Color Collection 2

From left to right: Bitter Sweet, Firecracker, In the Buff and Incorrigible.

Tom Ford Spring 2014 Color Collection 1

From left to right: Paradiso, Pink Dune, Summer Fling and Sweet Spot.

NAIL LACQUERS – CHF 42.00 each
To Tom Ford every detail counts. This extra-amplified gloss and shine nail lacquer, in a wardrobe of shades lets you express your mood. Its groundbreaking, high-performance formula with bendable coating delivers high coverage and shine while staying color true throughout wear.

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From left to right: Coral Beach, Incandescent, Watermelon and Sugar Dune.

In Switzerland, this limited edition collection is exclusively available at Jelmoli in Zurich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Tom Ford Beauty

No Doubt! Gwen Stefani for OPI

Gwen Stefani for OPI

When I first heard that Gwen Stefani was teaming up with OPI for a limited edition collection, I couldn’t contain my excitement. Inspired by the 2013 Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala that featured the theme “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” seven new nail lacquers, featuring standout color in breakthrough finishes will launch in January 2014.

GwenStefaniforOPIDisplay_bHighlights from the collection include a bold red lacquer that pays homage to Gwen’s signature lipstick, a new semi-matte satin finish in shades of gold and black, and a mirrored chrome paired with a special base coat.


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From left to right:
Over & Over A-Gwen – Gwen’s signature red OPI hue is available in a boxed set, which includes Swarovski black crystals and silver, gold and pewter studs in bar, square, diamond and circle shapes for creating unique nail designs, as well as nail glue for easy application.
Hey Baby (a perfect pink) and I Sing in Color (a deep blackberry) are also two glossy crème lacquers.

Gwen Stefani for OPI-10

From left to right:
Love.Angel.Music.Baby. and 4 in the Morning feature a new, semi-matte satin finish designed to be worn without top coat.
In True Stefani Fashion is a sparkly holographic silver glitter shade.

Push and Shove - Gwen Stefani for OPI

My favorite: Push and Shove, a bold chrome hue, is also worn without top coat but requires a special complimentary base.

The collection will be in stores worldwide in January 2014, in Switzerland it will launch on the 21st and be available for around 3 months.

LoL, Sandra

Gwen Stefani for OPi 2

Photos: ©2014 OPI Products Inc.

Guerlain Christmas 2012 Make-up Look


Guerlain’s Christmas 2012 makeup collection was inspired by the brand’s fragrance Liu. It is Olivier Echaudemaison’s interpretation of the scent which was created in 1929 by Jacques Guerlain. Liu is a hymn to femininity and true love, which was inspired by the heroine of Turandot, Puccini’s opera. The story is about the young slave who chooses to commit suicide rather than reveal the name of her master with whom she is in love. The scent symbolized the power of secrets.


From scent to make-up, this bewitching journey transports us to the threshold of a fantastical and incredibly refined Asia. Golden mists, tapered eyes, a blood-red mouth… Beautifully enhanced by the opulence of the Orient, Guerlain’s modern heroine is Natalia Vodianova who stars once more in the house’s ad campaign.


LIU – Perfumed Shimmer Powder Face, Body and Hair

The magical light-as-air loose powder swathes the skin and hair in a silky halo with iridescent golden glints. The sensual universal shade softly illuminates the face, hair and exposed parts of the body from the curve of the shoulder to the top of the décolleté. A scintillating breath exudes luminous aldehydes, a sensual armful of roses and a caressing base of vanilla, iris and woody notes. CHF 112.-


LIU – Eye and Lip Calligraphy Palette

Another icon, the collector’s palette draws its inspiration from the art of calligraphy and Asian beauty rituals. Two fatal shades for the lips, carmine and blue-toned red, and three eyeshadows with an iridescent powder texture that plays on every tone of gold – bronze, copper and white. A matte black powder line that can be used wet or dry is the ultimate accessory for an unforgettable gaze. CHF 105.-


The Complexion Divas
Météorites Perles du Dragon (illuminating powder) and Météorites Wulong (pressed powder)

The legendary Météorites have been reinvented in two luxurious limited-edition versions. In the year of the dragon, they have been christened Perles du Dragon and Wulong – meaning “black dragon”. They pay tribute to this mythical animal, a symbol of the emperor of China, whose primary source of power lay in pearl, synonymous with happiness, wisdom and abundance. Perles du Dragon CHF  76.- and Wulong CHF 220.-


Écrin 4 Couleurs – Long-lasting Eyeshadows

This precious quartet, 500 Les Ombres Turandot, showcases a subtle monochrome palette for vibrnat and refined eye make-up. CHF 80.-


The Heroines’ Lipsticks: Shine Automatique – Hydrating Lip Shine

Available this fall in two colours: 700 Altoum, a gold adorned with tone-on-tone sparkle that is worn on bare lips or alternatively as a top coat and 760 Lou-Ling, an enchanting beautiful plum with a golden sparkle for an even more fiery effect. CHF 54.- each

Guerlain Christmas Look 2012-nail polishes

Nail Lacquers

Dare to display ultimate sophistication down to your fingertips with limited-edition nail polishes in the same jewel tones 03 Altoum, a gleaming gold for a precious glow, 04 Lou-Ling, a stunning plum for spellbinding nails. CHF 36.- each

Personally speaking, I adore this festive make-up collection very much. The packaging itself is so luxurious and beautiful that you will enjoy the products whenever you hold them in your hands as much as putting them on your face. In stores now.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Guerlain and © Sandra Bauknecht

Shop & Cook MAC for Desperate Housewives

Shop MAC

If you have been to a MAC counter recently and seen all the makeup assistants looking like kitsch Stepford Wives on acid, do not wonder!  
It’s part of their latest super-cute collection, Shop & Cook MAC which is in my opinion one of their best ones yet.


The message is clear! Shop ’til you drop with a tongue-in-cheek collection that elevates the everyday into the extraordinary. Try the delicious, delovely assortment of Eye Shadow x 4, mouthwateringly Kissable Lipcolour and Cremeblend Blush. Check it out! Gotta have it!

Shop MAC


Cook MAC

Gourmet glamour is here. Look delicious while you whip it up! MAC’s recipe for kitchen couture is here in savoury shades for eyes and lips. Dishy Nail Lacquers, too. Bon appétit!

Cook MAC

Hurry, the collection will only be available until the end of April 2012.

LoL, Sandra

IMG_0168Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics and © Sandra Bauknecht