Friday, 29 December 2017

From Sara Par Amour

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Yesyesyes! Finally, I am back doing what I like best: Styling looks and thinking about accessories, makeup, and locations! Today it's all about red and pink, the most controversial colour combo on the planet and my absolute favourite.

When I planed my blog schedule for December, I was very excited about all the giveaways, because I wanted to give you something back as a thank you for all your support, comments and love. My blog was very busy during the festive season, but it left me with no time for outfits, and I missed it like hell. Ok, it spared me from freezing in the cold while taking pictures, but not even being in Antarctica could stop me any longer.

I am roaring like a tiger, as hungry for fashion as ever! Always eager to show you all the treasures I gathered and share my latest discoveries. That much I can say already: Good things are coming.

While you read this, williwaw Sara is already editing another look, smiling at the screen with happiness. I just belong here, and it's lovely you found your way into my colourful world as well :-) Have a happy New Year and let's colour 2018 together!

My Outfit:
Jumper: Tooché, Skirt: Vintage, Jacket: Vinti Andrews, Hat: Lack of Color,
Bag: Furla, Sunglasses: Saint Laurent, Tights: Fogal, Shoes: Melissa

This post contains sponsored products.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Lovely Giveaway: Clinique Superdefense Set from beautycare

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Clinique giveway, Superdefense Set, Swiss blogger
Clinique giveway, Superdefense Set, Swiss blogger
Clinique giveway, Superdefense Set, Swiss blogger

This is my final Christmas giveaway this year. Today you can win a Clinique Superdefense set, kindly sponsored by beautycare. I believe a daily skincare ritual – and especially sunscreen – is essential to keep the skin healthy and youthful. In winter it gets even more important when the air is dry from the heating systems. Therefore I decided to gift one of you with a skincare set from Clinique. The set comes in a bright green cosmetic bag and contains:

Clinique Superdefense SPF 20 Daily Defense Moisturizer, 50ml
This light and silky cream suitable for all skin types offers a complete daily protection. It hydrates your skin and creates a healthy moisture barrier to resist irritants; there are antioxidants and a UVA/UVB protection.

Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum, 10ml
Four signs of age – lines and wrinkles, lifting, uneven skin tones and dark spots – will be visibly improved by this serum within twelve weeks.

Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment, 5ml
This eye cream brightens, contours and firms your skin around the eyes. It targets repair as needed, where needed.

Win the Clinique Superdefense Set from beautycare
Just leave a comment here or on my Instagram. Don't forget to mention your email address if you comment here, so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. The giveaway is open worldwide and ends on the 6th of January. Good luck!

Friday, 22 December 2017

Lovely Giveaway: Curaprox Black is White Hydrosonic

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I am very excited to host a giveaway with one of my favourite products ever as price: The Black is White Hydrosonic lifestyle toothbrush by Swiss brand Curaprox. With up to 42'000 vibrations per minute, the Hydrosonic will be a relief for your teeth and gums and help you to beat caries and plaque. Its especially small brush heads and their perfect bend make it easier than ever to reach critical areas. The Hydrosonic comes with an extra powerful battery that lasts for a week and together with the black toothpaste, it's an unbeatable pair for the daily dental care.

I've been using no other toothbrush for two years now. The black beauty and its trendy design (gosh, most toothbrushes are so ugly you just want to hide them, don't you agree?) genuinely convinced me. Therefore I am delighted I can give one of you the opportunity to test (and love) the Black is White Hydrosonic just as much as I do.

After all: Isn't this just what you want to win when you think of all the candy you might eat at Christmas? I keep my fingers crossed for you when you enter!

Win a Curaprox Black is White Hydrosonic Package
One lucky winner will receive a Curaprox Black is White Hydrosonic toothbrush, two brush heads, a Black is White toothpaste and a travel case, worth 259 €. Just leave a comment here or on my Instagram. Don't forget to mention your mail if you comment here, so I can contact you if you are the winner. The giveaway is open to all residents of Switzerland and ends on the 5th of January 2018.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Lovely Perfume Review: Lalique Noir Premier Illusion Captive

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Lalique, Illusion Captive, review
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Lalique, Illusion Captive, review

Let me tell you about the new Lalique Noir Premier Illusion Captive fragrance. It's not just another good smelling Eau de Parfum, but a piece of art with an extraordinary packaging and bottle. If you are still looking for a gift for a classy lady or gentleman with a flair for the exclusive: This is it!

The black wooden box just sings of luxurious adventures in a lavish Art Nouveau dream salon. The bottle is inspired by René Lalique's iconic dragonfly brooch, a masterpiece of its time.

A bottle as marvellous as this comes with high expectations of the scent being surrounded by its glass: The top notes of the shimmering golden fragrance are Italian bergamot and fresh fig, followed by Arabian jasmine, feminine rose, and aromatic cinnamon as middle notes. The base notes are cedarwood, patchouli, vanilla, tonka bean, myrrh and cistus labdanum. It's a woody, warm and spicy fragrance with good longevity.

You might have noticed that I have a thing going on with unisex fragrances and this is another one. I might start the new year wearing Lalique Illusion Captive, and I hope it will just be as luxurious as this perfume!

This post contains sponsored products.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Lovely Giveaway: eos Lip Balm

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Did you wish soft lips from Santa? Well, I don't know if the friendly guy with the white beard is a makeup expert, but I heard you: The winner of this giveaway will not just have kissable lips but as well smell more delicious than any Christmas cookies.

Today you can win a set of four eos lip balms in the flavours Blueberry Acai, Pomegranate Raspberry, Strawberry Sorbet and Sweet Mint.

What I love about the eos lip balms is that they are 100% natural, certified organic and haven't been tested on animals. They are with shea butter and jojoba oil and unlike many other lip balms don't contain petroleum (don't let that stuff touch your lips, trust me). Last, but not least: Did I already mention that the package looks the cutest, just like candy crush became real?

Win a set of four eos lip balms
Leave a comment here or on my Instagram. Don't forget to mention your mail if you comment here, so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. The giveaway is open worldwide and ends on the 28th of December.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Lovely Giveaway: Becca Apres Ski Glow Palette

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Time for the next giveaway on the way to Christmas and this is one of my favourites because what girl doesn't love a new makeup palette? Since Sephora is available in Switzerland at Manor, a lot of exciting makeup brands such as Kat Von D, Hudda Beauty or Becca finally found their way here, and since I am still soooooo happy about this, I am giving away the limited Becca Apres Ski Glow Face Palette.

This palette helps to create a fresh and rosy look, no matter if you like skiing or if you hide from the snow in a bar. You will find three shades of shimmering skin perfecter pressed highlighter, plus bronzing and blushing hues within the stunning packaging with icicles.

Win the Becca Apres Ski Glow Palette
All you need to do to win and keep glowing through winter season is to leave a comment here or on my Instagram. Don't forget to mention your mail if you comment here, so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. The giveaway is open worldwide and ends on the 22nd of December.

Good luck radiant winter girls!

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Lovely Giveaway: Kawaii Box

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Kawaii Box, Review, Giveaway
Kawaii Box, Review, Giveaway
Kawaii Box, Review, Giveaway

TADAH: Another Kawaii Box arrived :-D I just can't get enough of fresh Asian goodies and needed another dose of cuteness in my life. Every box is curated very carefully, and even if I had a few boxes, it never got repetitive and always makes my day. This box had the theme Thanksgiving Parade, and I received a lovely mixture of stationary, sweets, stickers, hair clips and toys. The main colour of my items was a bright yellow, one of my favourite colours next to pink.

My favourite item is the fluffy seal toy and a soft yellow plush bag. I can use the bag to store little treasures and the toy to… well just to hug it ;-) There are two sheets of stickers included, just in time to decorate my Christmas parcels, yay! A few of the little items such as hair clips, pen and notebook might find their way to a friend.  I am happy to have little treats ready, which is another reason to love the Kawaii Box.

If you are still looking for a gift for lovers of cute things, get them a Kawaii Box subscription! Or win a box for yourself by entering my giveaway. Good luck and stay kawaii!

Just follow the instructions in the box below to participate. The giveaway is open worldwide. Smile when you receive your Kawaii Box :-)

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Friday, 8 December 2017

Lovely Gift Ideas: Accessories

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Two and a half weeks till Christmas, if you still miss some gifts, now it's (almost) the final call to hurry up! My favourite gifts by far are accessories. 

While sizing makes the gifting of clothes a little bit tricky, accessories always fit and will satisfy the fashion lovers among your friends. I have only chosen my favourites of the favourites for this top ten; no wrapping paper can compete with their colourfulness.

Here are my gift ideas for accessory lovers:

1  Tropical Sunnies: Glasses fit for a true diva, hand embellished in pretty Melbourne.
2  My Little Pony Phone Case: Because every girl needs Moschino in her life!
3  Iris Apfel Charm: Who doesn't want to go out with Iris and a group of pom pom?
4  Boring Scarf: Girls with my kind of humour will love this very, very boring scarf. ;-)
5 Pink Hat: A beauty in the perfect shade of pink and from a label Lady Gaga wears.

1  Flower Shoes: Killer heels just perfect to make a grand show at any New Year's Eve party.
2  Blue Bangle: A cool statement bangle in the perfect shade of blue – Yves Klein blue.
3  Genie Bag: Christmas is Disney time and who doesn't need a genie?
4  Rainbow Bag: The maximum dose of colour you can put into a gift, I swear!
5  Cat & Stars Earrings: Nothing for superstitious girls, but for cosmic glitter witches.

So what are you waiting for? 
The perfect gift for shining eyes is just a click away…

Monday, 4 December 2017

The Countdown to Christmas

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Rituals Cosmetics, Christmas calendar, beauty
Rituals Cosmetics, Christmas calendar, beauty

Exactly 20 days to Christmas. The Advent Calendar is kind of a countdown to the big festive event: The more doors are open, the sooner it's here.

And of course, there is no Christmas without a calendar! Since I gave up on most sweets because of my vegan diet, I am thrilled I received this cool tree-shaped beauty calendar by Rituals Cosmetics. It is quite an eyecatcher and filled with the delicious Rituals products.

It's so easy to get stressed before Christmas because besides a lot of work there are gifts to be bought, cookies to be baked, lights to be hanged, and it seems like 1000 other tasks that can't wait. This calendar helps me not to forget to relax because the beauty treats remind me to take some time for myself. It's ok not to bake 20 sorts of cookies; I'll take a bath instead!

Christmas is not a marathon but should be a magical and calm time, let's not forget that. Therefore I wish you a relaxing time, just try to take it easy, breath and enjoy. I'll post every day in my instastories what I find on my calendar so you can see my treats.

This post contains sponsored products.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Lovely Gift Ideas: Home

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Do you get nervous if you look at the calendar because with every minute Christmas is coming closer and you still have no idea for the perfect gifts? Don't despair, breath and maybe this guide will help (at least if you are looking for gifts for colourful people just like us). 

Since winter is the time to stay home and make yourself cosy, gifts for the home are my favourite choice. As well I believe it's time for antidotes against grey days and believe me: Nothing helps more than retiring to a cheerful flat or house!

Here are my gift ideas for a happy home:

1  Pink Throw & Shawl: This luxury baby alpaca throw keeps you warmer than normal wool.
2  Bowie Doll: In Japan Kokeshi dolls are a symbol of friendship. And this one is Ziggy.
3  Circus Vase: A stunning ceramic piece from Portugal in bold colours and with a fun look.
4  Bump Jug: A sleek and stylish mouthblown piece, designed by Tom Dixon.
5  Parrot Pillow: The most beautiful way to show your love is with those tropical birds.

1  Clarins Candle: What we need for the home spa is a candle that smells like tonic!
2  Gradient Candle Holder: It's quirky, it's kitschy, it's a must for the Christmas dinner!
3  Ceramic Pineapple: This eccentric jar is the perfect place to store cookies or treasures.
4  Pink Sheepskin Rug: This piece creates instantly a cosy atmosphere and helps to relax.
5  Arm Chair: A 30s design classic updated with a supercool geometric pattern. My fav!

Friday, 1 December 2017

Movie Review & Giveaway : Coco

Everybody knows about my love for colours, Mexico, Frida Kahlo and Disney. So, therefore, I was head over heels when I was asked to attend the press screening of Coco, the new Disney Pixar movie. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is my first ever movie review, and I went to the cinema with high expectations. But could Coco fulfill them or was it like a piñata filled with cheap sweets?

Let's first talk about the story: Young Miguel, a Mexican boy, dreams of being a famous musician and play the guitar just like his idol. But to his bad luck, he is the son of a prosperous clan of a shoemaker who expects him to carry on their craftmanship. The hatred for musicians runs deep in his family. Miguel rebels against his relatives on the Day of the Dead. After a strange incident, he finds himself trapped on the other side with the dead where he meets as well his ancestors. The boy must try to find his way back to the land of the living and ends up being torn between his love for music and his family, facing the danger of turning into a skeleton himself.

The most impressive thing about the movie: The land of the dead. It's just one of the visually most stunning animated worlds I've ever seen. This fantastically designed place full of neon-lights is inhabited by skeletons, hosts the biggest parties, and you will even witness a show directed by goddess Frida Kahlo herself featuring a giant papaya. One last thing I need to mention: All animals are so colourful and cute, I swear you will catch yourself wishing for a rainbow dog even if you are an absolute cat person!

The story of the movie sounds very much like a typical Disney story with an important moral lesson at the end and a lot of cheesy scenes and singing. If this is what you are looking for you will not be disappointed (ok, maybe there is not that much singing). But there is far more about Coco: It's a complex universe, a movie that makes you think about legacies, personal ambitions, inner conflicts and the question what matters most in life. There is even murder being revealed, so don't be fooled it's all harmless and for children only.

While it's predictable that there must be kind of a happy end like in all Disney movies, Coco surprises with surprising twists to please the grown-ups and an easy to follow main storyline to make the children happy. It manages this balancing act successfully, and I confess: Yes I even left the cinema with tears in my eyes and the vast urge to decorate my hair with flowers and paint myself a monobrow.

Coco is fun, adorable and a visual treat you don't want to miss! Now it's your turn to be amazed:

Win 3 x 2 Tickets 
to see Coco at the Cinema
valid in Switzerland in all cinemas
Just leave a comment below or on my Instagram. 
Winners will be noticed on the 10th of December.
Good luck!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Shopping at Tom Ford Black Orchid

This is my second haul, and I am very happy  :-) I got the Tom Ford Black Orchid fragrance, a perfume that has been on my shopping list for ages. The high price and the fact that I have so many perfume bottles were holding me back. But when I discovered it on for less money than anywhere else, I couldn't resist any longer.

Black Orchid is a very opulent, dark oriental chypre perfume. The top notes are jasmine, black truffle, ylang-ylang, and blackcurrant. The heart of the fragrance is floral-spicy and reminds of the black orchid with notes of tuberose, pepper, and cloves. The base combines woody patchouli and sandalwood notes with incense, vanilla, dark chocolate, and vetiver.

It's an incredibly long-lasting fragrance, and it lingers on my skin much longer than most other perfumes. A little warning: If you try it for the first time you might have to get used to it. Black Orchid is a distinctive scent, one you will not quickly forget or mistake for another one. When I tried it a few years ago I hated it; I thought it's the kind of scent causing headaches and discomfort.

A few years later I dared a second try which caused an instant obsession. I couldn't believe how wrong I was to dislike this luxurious, sophisticated fragrance. If there is something like liquid wealth, this is how it must smell! Black Orchid is just as precious and rare as the flower that gave it the name: It's thick and sweet and like a mysterious black ocean with mystical mermaids.

If you are looking for a signature scent, don't look any further!

This post contains sponsored products.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Run Girl Run

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Two months since my revelation about starting sports. You might still be surprised by my change, and if not I am for sure.

But hey: I discovered an unknown discipline and rarely miss to go to my training twice a week. When I can't go for a really good reason (bad weather, telly shows, and my cat must have stolen my gym shoes doesn't count), I try to go running instead. Running is something you can do all the time, no matter where you are, even when you travel.

To be honest, I think it's an entirely dull activity, so I have to trick myself into liking it better with wearing a lot of pink and listening to a cool soundtrack. When I run, I always have to think of Simon Pegg in Run Fatboy Run. The British actor plays a guy who left his bride at the altar only to realize – when she has another boyfriend – that he wants her back. He tries to prove that with running a marathon even if he is not sporty at all. Just like me, but I'll not give up, fight my lazy nature and run away from my weaker self.

This movie character encourages me not to give up, to just place one foot in front of the other and go on, even if it's just a few steps further than last time.

Future me must be very proud of me.

My Outfit:
Jumpsuit & Jacket: Craft, Shoes: Skechers, Sunglasses: Winkwood, Headphones: Urbanista

This post contains sponsored products.