During my seven years in Switzerland I came to love and admire the art of watchmaking, the technology behind expensive models, the manual work that the Swiss dedicate to the manufacture of each piece. I learned a lot about the industry and understood that the manufacturing process behind most pieces can be considered an artwork. In the country of watches I acquired the habit of wearing one. This post is about my passion for the most pop, most cheerful, young and creative brand of the Swiss watch market: Swatch.
Did I already tell you guys that I love Swatch watches? I had my first model in 2007, and since then I have always had a Swatch to call my own. Two months ago, since I returned to Brazil, my latest Swatch disappeared. I searched the whole house, even thought we had lost in the chaotic process of moving to another country. However yesterday, when opening a tiny velvet pouch in a drawer I found my watch. It was a moment like ‘my Swatch and me, the reunion,’ you know?
I like that Swatch watches are fun, there are models for different occasions and every year they come up with a new collection. Although Swatch watches are not expensive, in my opinion they are some sort of affordable luxury. During my master degree I used the brand as an example of a Swiss company engaged in social media! I like the way they communicate, using a young and fun language which can be translated into cheerful and colorful watches.
Some of the models I already had: this bracelet in silver with embroided flowers was the first one and although I don’t have it anymore it remains one of my favorite Swatches. A gift from my cheri, Erik.
I could not find a picture of the second model I wanted to show you guys, but this one above is very similar, with square box and colorful bracelet in a 70’s style.
I have not visited any Swatch store in Brazil yet to have an idea of prices, but in Switzerland prices start at 60 francs. I LOVE Swatch and could wear a different one each day of the week.
Yesterday I went to a department store to buy some things to bring on the trip back to Brazil. I know that in my country good quality cosmetics are expensive, so it’s better to provide myself a nice beauty bag before leaving. Just so you have an example of the difference in price, I bought two tubes of anti stretch marks lotion – Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action – and paid 47 Swiss francs for both. In Brazil, a tube of the same cream costs around 150 reais! It’s almost five times the price! I was shocked when I saw the price, so I will just bring enough tubes of Mustela to cover the rest of my pregnancy.
Beauty bag of the month – In the store I saw that L’Oréal has launched a new haircare set, the EverRiche line. I had it seen it before, but this time I decided to buy it. The smell is delicious, free of sulfate but full of camelia and apricot oils. I opted for the shampoo and conditioner for dry and damaged hair. Although my hair is not exactly damaged right now – I got rid of the old hair two months ago – I always like to invest in products with a high power of hydration and nutrition, mainly because I do relaxation and my hair is naturally very dry . Tomorrow I’m going to use the full range, including the treatment mask, and will post everything here.
Another investment that I made was a Garnier BB Cream. In fact, I would buy from Vichy, but the price difference was considerable – 39 francs against 11.90 Garnier – so I opted for the cheapest one, anyway it is my debut with BB Creams, better buy a cheap one to start with.
Today I used the cream, spent over a powder, blush and a tiny bit of pale pink shade to brighten the eyes, the new mega luxurious mascara from Mac – Extended Play Lash – and honestly, I loved the result. I did everything in less than 10 minutes, and liked the effect “au naturel.” Garnier BB cream also has a 15 sun protection factor.
Make up – I bought these items already a few days, but I’ll talk about them too. It is a face powder, a concealer, a mascara and a delicious lipstick, all from Mac cosmetics.
Well, that’s it. I will then pumper myself with all these nice products and will slowly be posting my impressions here. What would you like to see first?
This is the look with which I went to the release collection Of Halaby handbags. It’s a winter look, people. I know that in Brazil is a super summer, but here the spring has not even arrived
What I like most about this look: no doubt the black coat of natural wool and the shoe. These items go with virtually everything and are two wildcards in any girl’s wardrobe. Knee-length Coats are very elegant and leave the woman with the refined look. As It is warm, underneath you can even wear a shorter outfit. And that’s what I did: I wore a short silver and black dress of sleeves and winter pantyhose.
I’d Never thought of a white clutch like that, but I thought it was super chic in contrast with a black look. The Black handbag of this look was recently purchased. I Confess I’ve never had a structured scholarship in this style and I’m loving it.
Natural wool coat: Kookai (You already saw it here) Bag, shoe and sock: H&M Scarf silk and pashmina: Weavers(You already saw it here) Dress: is from Barcelona and was a gift from a friend
Ana Paula Schäpers
Cresceu na periferia de São Paulo, mudou para a Suíça, depois França e atualmente mora com seu filho em Munique, na Alemanha. Sempre antenada e buscando o melhor de cada destino, adora partilhar suas experiências com pessoas, explorando o mundo feminino, da maternidade, beleza, moda e decoração. Acredita que luxo é viver com criatividade.