What: Ligne St Barth Avocado Oil
Why: This is such a luxurious oil that just melts into my skin, leaving it soft and radiant. Smells super. This is probably my hundredth bottle already. Seriously addicted. Be warned.
Green Factor: All natural!
Where: Art Deco Hotel Montana, Lucerne (CH)
Also available: Look for spas that use Ligne St Barth products
What: Nailsinc Overnight Detox Mask
Why: My usually brittle nails have never looked healthier and stronger since I use this overnight detox mask with many antioxidants and vitamins. Plus it smells super nice!
Green Factor: Unfortunately not – but since it’s for the nails, and not soaking into my skin, I can make an excuse – until I find a greener alternative.
What: Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask
Why: I got to know the power of the antibacterial manuka honey when travelling in New Zealand. So, when I heard about a manuka honey face mask, I had to try it. Intensely moisturising, cleansing, antioxidising *and* it’s organic *and* it smells amazing. Will definitely buy again!
Green Factor: Certified organic and vegetarian beauty brand
What: Clarins Booster Energy
Why: Skin revitalisation for sleep deprived new mums – just mix a few drops with any face cream. Love it!
Green Factor: Clarins is not a natural cosmetic brand, hence I don’t usually use their products. Its boosters have no scary ingredients, though, so I love mixing a few drops into my usual face cream after a sleepless night.
Where: Marionnaud Pilatusstrasse, Lucerne (CH)
Also available: in pretty much every perfumerie
What: Caudalie S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum
Why: Relief for my dry skin from one of my favourite French natural beauty brands
Green Factor: all active ingredients in Caudalie products are green
What: Aesop Spray Deodorant
Why: Completely switched to aluminium-free options + I’m a sucker for packaging = Aesop Deodorant *guilty*
Green Factor: non-toxic and chemical-free
Where: Cascade, Lucerne (CH)
Also available on: www.aesop.com
What: Team Dr. Joseph Daily Balancing Toner
Why: Fantastic organic beauty brand and smells *so* good
Green Factor: Guilt-free
Where: Adler Mountain Lodge, Alpi di Siusi (I)
Oh hey there, strangers! I’m so sorry *again* for the radio silence here on The Roaring Prettiness! The reason for me going completely M.I.A is that I became a mum in April, and as you can imagine, it is life changing, overwhelming, fantastic! And also, time just flies when you have a baby, which is why I came to realize I cannot go on with my blog the way I was used to. But that doesn’t mean I cannot do anything, does it? So, I started thinking.
Did you know that most shower gels are chock-full of sulfates? Sulfates make lots of foaming bubbles, help you to stay fresh, and leave your skin smelling clean. Nice, right? But did you also know that sulfates are also commonly used as pesticide and herbicide, i.e. to kill plants and insects? And also to wash the grime-encrusted wheels of your car? Sulfates are highly toxic, cause skin irritation and really dry it out. They even promote hormonal disruptions. Ah, the list goes on. Yikes! And shockingly enough, even so-called natural cosmetic brands use sulfates in their shower gels. But don’t you worry. After a bit of research I found out that there are still many sulfate free alternatives out there – and they’re delicious. Here is a selection of shower gels I use regularly: (more…)
Hey guys! At the moment, I’m not quite sure if we Swiss are ever going to get a proper summer this year. Raindrops keep falling on my head… Ah well, it doesn’t mean we cannot at least look like we tanned on a tropical beach for two weeks. Here’s how I fake the bake: