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Beauty Talk #1: Fragrances

  I plan to dedicate each Wednesday to talk about beauty.  Hope this is the start of a new series where we will discuss makeup, skin care, beauty products and trends.  Let me kick off with perfumes. We wear perfume, literally. Don’t you feel naked when you forget to put it on?  Throughout history, we always want to smell good… Read More »

“Backpacker beauty” sounds indeed like an oxymoron. Though backpacking is about travelling light (and in the rough), this city girl thinks you needn’t have to forego skin and beauty care. To keep my backpack light and trim, I did however have a hard time selecting my toiletry essentials (because every product seemed to be). I… Read More »

  If you don’t  know them already, let me introduce you to my favorite go-to matte lipstick line, NYX Lip Lingerie, through a video, no less!  Watch how I wear the 12 shades of nude, and judge for yourself how the colors turn out on the lips. On the technical side, how good they are?  One big problem of… Read More »

  For music lovers and performers, the Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF) is a can’t-miss event in the wonderful month of July at a pretty lakeside location.  It is very much a fixture in my summer calendar.  I attend concerts (expensive!) or simply immerse in the happy crowd to catch free open performances and soak in… Read More »

  In a previous post, I said I would be telling you more about beauty trends.  Let’s start with 2 products that may totally change your makeup routine. Until now, corrective concealer palettes come in shades of nude to match your skin tone and cover your flaws.  Green, yellow and purple – hard to believe that they are the… Read More »

  Learn from the masters.  I am referring here to master makeup artist Paulo Almedia whom I met at a recent MAC cosmetics event in Zurich.  Paulo participates in fashion shows around the world and has a huge influence on makeup trends. A small group of us (including other makeup artists) were given a lesson of the trends, and… Read More »

  The spring weather so far is nothing to write home about.  An eternal optimist, I am already preparing myself for a gorgeous summer.  In fact, I have a few trips to warm destinations lined up that I look forward to sharing on the blog.  Do you also have your Summer beauty essentials ready in your beach bag?… Read More »

  Remember the Gallery of Style contest with Shu Uemura.  Here is a sneak peek of the happenings  backstage. When I walked into the spacious room, I was surprised by the rather relaxed and calm atmosphere.  It was far from the intense and frenetic scene that one might expect in a hairstyling competition – so much better… Read More »

  [The photo had to be removed for reasons of privacy] Shu Uemura invited me to attend their annual contest called Gallery of Style held last Sunday.  I talked about this event in my previous post and to jog your memory, 6 world-class Swiss hairstylists were tasked with creating a hairdo around the theme of “Tokyo… Read More »

The Art of Hair

Have you heard about Shu Uemura Art of Hair?  Last Monday, I went to Montreux to one of their selected professional salons, Lacoiffure by Daniel Ferreira, to learn more about the brand and experience one of their rituals called the “Deep Ceremony“.  Let me tell you more about it. Shu Uemura mirrors Japanese culture – especially the Tokyo vibe – singular and dynamic, at… Read More »