Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Canyoning Experience

This is the definition of what I experienced a couple of days ago by the online Oxford dictionary:

canyoning /ˈkanjənɪŋ/ (also canyoneering) The sport of jumping into a fast-flowing mountain stream and allowing oneself to be carried downstream at high speed.

And this is what it looks like: 


I surprised my BF with a canyoning tour to celebrate his birthday (the old chap is turning 32 tomorrow). We had our canyoning adventure in Ticino (Switzerland), where we both come from: it was so great to discover new beautiful natural places from our own native region. Watching the world from a mountain stream (in this specific case, the Boggera) while the flow is literally carrying you downstream as if you were a drop of water was amazing.

All in all: Best water park ever ;)!
Pictures by GvN Styleblog & Swiss Challenge

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hair Therapy Session(-s): the Results

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As promised, I am back with the results of my Bonacure hair therapy session, which I will now officially call sessionS, since I haven't stopped using the Bonacure Repair Rescue products since the test. It's been eleven days now (with a hair wash routine every 2-3 days), and I notice that my hair is glossy, nourished, and healthy. Let's be honest: not that my hair was an absolute catastrophe of split ends and dehydration. But as one can tell when some products are damaging one's hair, I now can certainly state that Bonacure is definitely not one of them, on the contrary. I hope you can see how my hair now shines on the picture above. What do you think?

Henkel and Schwarzkopf state that they have not made any test involving animal experimenting since the 1980s. Since March the 11th 2013, the EU law has forbidden animal testing for all cosmetic ingredients. Henkel & Schwarzkof are following the given rules. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Evenings

Gio at the lake
Sandals on my feet, my shades on my nose, a lake, fresh drinks and vibrant food. 
That's what I am talking about!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hair Therapy Session

The shampoo

conditioner and hair mask
10 minutes to softness

BC Bonacure is a new hair repair therapy for hair issues such as damaged, colored, dehydrated, fine, mature or unruly hair.
I tested the line for damaged hair, which in my opinion is the best preventive treatment to avoid split ends. The results? Follow the nex posts!

Henkel and Schwarzkopf state that they have not made any test involving animal experimenting since the 1980s. Since March the 11th 2013, the EU law has forbidden animal testing for all cosmetic ingredients. Henkel & Schwarzkof are following the given rules.  

Monday, June 9, 2014

White Memories

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pizzi Some memories in the freshest color of all:

 -Tenebris Jewelry's
-Sea beauties 
-Candid embellishments 
-Delicate orchids 
-Friz the friendly fish
-London elegance 
-Sicilian handmade lace  

Thank you life for these candid white moments!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Swap it Baby! Impressions from the annabelle Swap Event

Who said that recycling can't be chic? 
That's certainly not what annabelle, one of the major magazines in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, thinks about it. In fact, it organized its third swap event yesterday at Kaufleuten in Zurich.
I was able to follow the preparations and collect my impressions and even find some new cute dresses.
Here is how it worked: every swapper brought her unworn but still impeccable clothes, shoes or other accessories and a team of experienced fashion professionals assessed and divided the pieces into three categories (street, cool, and luxe) depending on their condition and value. For each garment that was handed in, a chip (the currency of the event) was assigned accordingly to the three categories. 
 A real win-win-win situation for everyone: for the old owner, the new one, and the environment.

*An expert at work while choosing the pieces to be swapped. The LBD was in!*

In addition to the hundreds of swappers who came to exchange their clothes, also fashionistas of the showbiz and fashion industry have shared their private treasures worn during TV shows, interviews or on the red carpet.

One did not have to bring her own clothes to take part at the swap, as just after it, there was also the option to buy great second-hand clothes and accessories. A portion of the proceeds will be invested in the annabelle charity project to build a maternity hospital in Tanzania. I call this a win-win-win-win situation!




*The calm before the storm: everything is perfectly ready to welcome swappers and buyers*  

In the loveliest corner of all, Virginie, DIY expert for annabelle and blogger, was transforming some of the clothes from the swap party and upcycling them into new creations. I am looking forward to see what she has done with the pieces she was working with at the event. 




During the entire afternoon, professionals from Maybelline and Schwarzkopf took care of the guests' hair and beauty.  The DJ and Café de Paris provided good mood for everyone.




*At the register - exchanging the own chips for new found treasures*

DSC_1462*Some of the goodies I took home with me from the event*
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