Thursday, 22 February 2018

Lovely Perfume Review: Mademoiselle by Azzaro

Before the first flowers sprout in the gardens, Mademoiselle by Azzaro brings the smell of spring onto your skin. This perfume is a light, fruity-floral Eau de Toilette. It greets you with sweet peach and fresh mandarin blossom, followed by jasmine, peony and orange blossom. Then it finally caresses you with a blend of orris and precious wood notes.

The woman I see wearing Mademoiselle is a young chic Parisian beauty with a gentle heart. Her head is full of dreams of romance, and she has a playful soul. Her smile is bedazzling, and the wind plays with her long hair while she spends mild spring eves in the parks of her beloved Paris enjoying the sun.

Maybe she wears a pretty bow in her hair, just like the silver satin ribbon on the bottle. Did I mention how stunning the jewel-like bottle with the powdery pink liquid is?

It's an eye-catcher in every boudoir, and if you are looking for a spring fragrance, I think you should give Mademoiselle a try and travel to Paris with a spritz.

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Boxmopolitan Edition 24 Gold Rush

Boxmopolitan, subscription box, discover new products
Boxmopolitan, subscription box, discover new products
Boxmopolitan, subscription box, discover new products
Boxmopolitan, subscription box, discover new products
Boxmopolitan, subscription box, discover new products
Boxmopolitan, subscription box, discover new products
Boxmopolitan, subscription box, discover new products

I have a gold rush, and it got delivered right to my doorstep yay! Since you all know how much I do love subscription boxes, you can imagine how much I liked to open the parcel with the Boxmopolitan logo.

Boxmopolitan is a Swiss discovery box that brings you every month five to seven surprise products. It's like having a personal shopping coach that goes trend hunting for you and finds the most unique cool products. Unlike many other subscription boxes, Boxmopolitan doesn't feed you with boring mainstream products.

It's their mission as curators to introduce you to new items and they pay particular attention to organic ingredients, fair trade, local manufacturing and design quality. Gourmet is always an essential part of the surprises. One box costs 69.90 CHF, if you place a subscription for a few months, the price for the single boxes starts at 49.90 CHF.

What I found in my box

Sparkling wine by Elfenhof
Packed in a golden bar box, this dry sparkling wine has a fruity bouquet from the most excellent grapes of the Neusiedler Lake region in Austria and is enriched with real gold. Quite an eyecatcher on the table and the perfect drinks for lovers of prosecco and champagne like myself.

Golden Light candle by Yankee Candle
I believe home is not home without a vanilla candle and this one smells just good enough to eat with its chocolate-vanilla fragrance. It burns for 30 beautiful hours and makes my flat instantly cozier.

Gottlieber Wafers Special Edition Gianduja Orange
Swiss wafers with a filling of roasted hazelnuts and chocolate, enriched with fruity oranges. Since I am plant-based, they are not for me, but I bet my boyfriend will make them disappear entirely fast.

Woman in Gold and Gold Knight by Kilian
The only samples in the box are those two perfumes. Wish they were bigger because I love them very much. Woman in Gold is a fragrance with rose petals, vanilla, akigala wood and patchouli. Gold knight bedazzles the senses with patchouli, bergamot, vanilla, and anise. Both smell of luxury and I dream of a big bottle of Woman in Gold.

Lux Hair Oil by System Professional
A luxury hair oil with argan, jojoba and almond oil. My stressed hair loves this treat and sends it thanks. Since argan oil is known as liquid gold in Marocco, a perfect addition to the Gold Rush box.

Gold Glitter Gel by Ucanbe
A glitter makeup for face and body in dazzling gold. I used it as an eyeliner several times already and love it, it dries fast, stays where it should and is easy to remove.

A 10 CHF Voucher from Perfect Hair
I buy my shampoo and hairspray from since I remember. Therefore this voucher is something I can use very well. They have (almost) everything I am looking for, fast delivery and reasonable prices.

What I think about the Gold Rush box

I love the Gold Rush box and think what you get for the price is a very fair deal for getting so much inspiration. I discovered exciting products I didn't know before, my favourites are the sparkling wine, the Kilian perfumes, and the makeup glitter. Thank you so much Boxmopolitan!

I am curious to see what's in the next Boxmotolitain boxes, and if you love surprises, you should join the gang.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Fashion No-Man's-Land

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knitted scarf, komono sunglasses, winter look
yru shoes, glitter boots, bowie shoes

Bloggers from Paris, London and New York have one significant undeniable advantage: They live in cities with a fashion week and therefore are at the pulse of our most beloved industry. Fashion week, the time of the year when all eyes turn the same way and whoever has a say in fashion has its picture taken walking in extravagant looks through puddles showing an "I don't care" attitude. This fashion week it's Alexander Wang's last show in New York, Bottega Veneta leaves Milan and goes big apple, JW Anderson goes co-ed, and I am sure we will all be talking about Balenciaga. So much buzz!

It seems like everybody is excited, on their feet and having their heart beating with the pumping sounds of the shows. Everybody? No, almost everybody but one: Sara is at home in good old Zurich, watching shows with untidy hair in bed on her computer and doing some compensation shopping on Farfetch. Great! Just like every year I get invitations to shows in Berlin, London and New York (ok never the big ones, but rather the quirky ones that I love most anyway) but let's face it: I can't just take off from my busy work life as a design director and spend a fortune on flights to get from a 20 minute show to NY to the next 20 minute show in London. After all, Sara is a reasonable girl, and I admit: Taking the liberty not to brush the hair on a Sunday is priceless too.

Supermarket and local Lebanese you can be happy: Otherwise you would never see me wearing my crazy stuff visiting you. I didn't make it to New York, but hey:
I can make it everywhere ;-)

My Outfit:
Coat: Lazy Oaf, Dress: Cookie by Minueto, Bag: Maude Studio, Sunnies: Komono,
Scarf: Yaya, Necklace & Earrings: Misfit Makes, Ring: Mood, Shoes: YRU, Belt: Vintage

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Monday, 5 February 2018

Lovely Shopping: A New Love

spring look, pink and yellow, spring outfit
Cardigan  –  Skirt  –  Shoes
Handbag  –  Necklace   –  Hat  –  Sunglasses

Dear Winter, I am very sorry but I think we just don't fit together and therefore I have to end our relationship. I tried to work on it very hard, but I just can't forget to think about spring. It feels like cheating on you, and you don't deserve that. I hope you will understand what I try to explain. My feelings for spring are just too strong.

When I think about springs tender blossoms, the beautiful pastel colours, and the smooth, warm daylight… Oh, I am sorry, I don't want to rub salt into your wounds (it might only melt your snow), my mind was wandering. I saw myself going for a stroll wearing this pink and yellow look. Have you seen the shoes with the cute birds and the necklace with the cute golden bees? Maybe it's better you don't, but start to look somewhere else and find somebody who loves you from the bottom of the heart.

I hope we can still be friends and say hello to each other when we meet again. You are terrific, but just not meant for me. I fear this is life. Thank you very much and goodbye.

This post contains sponsored content. Flower Illustration from Vecteezy.