Advent calendar: Today’s Give Away is for Gentlemen

Behind today’s door in our xMas Calendar we have hidden a gift for gents. Three Bvlgari Man Extreme After Shave Balms are to give away! Bvlgari Man Extreme that is the latest ambassador of the Bulgari world. This ultra vibrant perfume is an ode to modern masculinity and timeless, unadorned elegance. It is a white … more »


Christmas Calendar: Beauty Give Away

So, what’s behind the third little door today? If you have not clicked on our xMas calendar yet, hurry! We have put in one Special Edition Kérastase Elixir Ultime by Jade Jagger for you. Jade Jagger and Kérastase have combined forces to bring you a one of a kind, versatile beautifying treatment. Elixir Ultime is … more »


Clarisonic, the little brush that makes skin beautiful

With a beauty routine of only 60 seconds daily to a more beautiful skin! That is the promise of iconic high-tech brand Clarisonic that EVERYBODY is talking about. Now, Clarisonic is also available in Switzerland! Originally developed for skincare professionals to use in treatment, Clarisonic quickly became the N°1 cleansing brush recommended by leading dermatologists, … more »


Logitech Z50 multimedia speaker: so small but so powerful!

The Logitech Z50 multimedia speaker offers a great sound experience for such a small, smart, sexy little gadget! I have recently tested the one in pink for myself and honestly love it! The volume and quality of sound it produces is outstanding. It runs at a 10W peak and is very easy to connect to … more »


KOR Water: clever bottle design for going easy on the environment

Some time ago one of the girls in our coolbrander community drew my attention to this company – KOR Water – saying that she loved the idea behind it and the cute bottles they produce. I am always happy to receive feedback from members of our community about stuff that they find cool. So I … more »


Flik Flak: Funny Hours 2013

Flik Flak Over the Rainbow Grown-ups claim there are seven colors in the rainbow – Flik Flak has other ideas. The new Flik Flak Cute Size Collection uses inspiring, vibrant plastic to create exciting visual ‘theme parks’ for the youngest newcomers to Swiss time-telling to explore. This new collection is the watch equivalent of the … more »


Exentri wallet: tested by Tom

The Norwegian company Exentri was established in 1996.  The company’s business concept is to develop and offer qality products with unique features. The main office is situated in Oslo, Norway. I tested their fantastic wallet for coolbrandz. When you first open the presentation box there is a pleasing smell of leather. This adds to the quality … more »


Garnier Dry Shampoo – Self Test

If a Dry Shampoo promises to make you fresh and beautiful with a shake of a can and a couple of brush strokes – well, at least your hair – you’d want to see that, don’t you? I mean, anyone can write that one magic product transforms you into a miracle beauty … So, I … more »


Show them some love: New Online-Shop Patrizia’s Love

Not long ago, we spotted a newcomer on Instagram and just knew that this is going to delight our followers: the new web store Here you will find a vast selection of original and affordable fashion jewellery. The story of Patrizia’s Love starts with – as the name indicates – Patrizia’s love for jewellery. … more »


Samsung News: Usain Bolt Joins Forces with Samsung

The world’s fastest man and the Samsung NX300 camera bring speed and power to your photos! Samsung Electronics today announced a new partnership with athletics superstar Usain Bolt, coinciding with the UK availability of the NX300 in the UK. Renowned for his extreme focus and speed, Usain Bolt is the perfect champion for the NX300 … more »


Absolut Vodka Blank: a Limited Edition designed by legendary street-slash-fine artist Dave Kinsey

In 2011, The Absolut Company launched a global creative movement featuring top artists from around the world known as ABSOLUT BLANK. Today it announces the launch of a new limited edition designed by one of the key artists featured in ABSOLUT BLANK, Dave Kinsey. The flower-inspired ABSOLUT VODKA BLANK EDITION by Dave Kinsey will be … more »


Maybelline SuperStay 14H: lip licking fruitiness that stays and stays

This is a purposefully short review of the long lasting lipstick from Maybelline. Being a man, I have no use for such a product…. But I know someone who does! I asked Kristina to test it for me. The lipstick is rated as staying on for a full 14 hours without the need to “retouch” … more »


Freitag: We’re so 2003

We admit it – we don’t know much about fashion, but we do know something about cycles. We know that everything that was once cool will come back into style someday. The year 2003 might not fit into this category yet, but we’re already celebrating it with all its not-yet-retro-cool moments. After all, FREITAG is … more »


Product Launch: Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S4

GALAXY S 4 gets you closer to what matters in life, bringing your world together! Samsung Electronics announced today the fourth generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S 4, designed to get you closer to what matters in life and bring your world together. Understanding what matters most to us in our lives, the Samsung GALAXY … more »


Freitag says size doesn’t matter and launches the F29 sleeve for iPad mini

For us, it’s really not a question of size. FREITAG has the right fit for everything – as long as it comes from Cupertino – from the really small (iPhones) to the really big (iPad 1) and now for something somewhere in the middle. Just because we’re not picky doesn’t mean we don’t give it … more »


A K.I.S.S. from FREITAG: Die Tote Modern

Kissing is simple, but a good kiss is a work of art. Exactly the same thing applies to the Tote Modern bags: it was a tough job getting them to live up to their motto of K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple but Sophisticated). Now at last they’re here, simple and simply perfect. Four new heroes of … more »


Edelvia Swiss Premium Water: Cooler home, cooler You!

Cool water at all times, just at the touch of a button? The Edelvia Watercooler-System makes it all so easy! Elegant, discreet and practical, this ingenious system fits in neatly anywhere in your home or at the office. No need to carry those heavy bottles of mineral water any more! Edelvia brings you healthy mineral … more »


Blair, Serena, Chuck & Dan: the new, f-antastic four Freitag Marshals

FREITAG instills law and order: Coins from Pre-Euro times, coupons from shops that probably closed in the nineties, embarrassing polaroids you just can’t burn, divorce papers, replacement buttons or tools for self-assembly furniture you might need in the distant future – all this is the main cause for messy drawers. The new FREITAG orderlies are … more »


Freitag F62 PEGGY: The 36-hour bag

Her attitude is: “Work hard, shop hard.” And she shares it with countless other urban, hard-working, occasionally over-compensating and not always immune to cheap attractions power-ladies of today. For all these, F62 PEGGY is a faithful companion who’s always on your side 24/7 and even 36/7 – on those days that last from one morning … more »


Rémy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish: refreshing Cognac cocktails for Indian summer nights

Would you like to surprise your guests? Then Remy Martin has just the thing for you: Cognac cocktails! The newly launched Rémy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish is the perfect base for cool summer drinks thanks to its distinctive fruity notes of apricot and peach. The online tool “Mixology by Rémy Martin” that is available … more »



Douglas Box of Beauty: gets 5 out of 6 of Martina’s “superstars”

Martina is one of the four girls that received a Douglas Box of Beauty from us so she could check out this new beauty box that is now also available in Switzerland. Here her feedback: Products contained in the box Douglas Absolute Lips 15, Style’n Shine Lip Gloss, 8 ml original size Lancaster Sun Beauty … more »


New product: Oral-B TriZone. Like a manual toothbrush, but far more efficient!

Oral-B TriZone, for everyone looking for the efficiency of an electric toothbrush, but not wanting to give up the familiarity of a manual toothbrush brushing motion. A new concept is taking the world of oral/dental hygiene by storm. It allows you to stick to your usual brushing methods, while giving you all the benefits of … more »


Burt’s Bees: “Sensitive” care for sensitive skin

When using the right products, sensitive skin can be beautiful and radiant. Developed especially for sensitive skin, Burt’s Bees “Sensitive” range contains gentle products made with natural ingredients. Perfect for a soothing facial or calming mask, Burt’s Bees will; Gently cleanse Moisturize Improve skin elasticity Stimulate cell regeneration Strengthen the natural protective layer of skin … more »


From Switzerland with love: Design carries the flame far beyond the Olympic Games!

In London, design is igniting the flame with a major summer exhibition at the Barbican Centre, exploring all aspects of James Bond’s elegant and cool style. Aptly titled “Designing 007: fifty years of Bond Style”, this cultural centre in London is exhibiting some 400 items from the Bond archives to create a unique exhibition showcasing … more »


Freitag Reference: collection Autum-Winter 2012

It still happens that people touch a REFERENCE bag and ask: «What kind of leather is this?» For the Freitag Bros. this is flattering, no less. It shows how far they’ve come with their workmanship. The truth is: REFERENCE bags like all FREITAG products are made from roadkill – used truck tarps salvaged from trucking … more »


Trident Neon Fu – a totally crazy taste sensation

The latest chewing gum from Trident combines intense flavours – strong, fresh, zingy and spicy. The mystery surrounding the latest taste sensation from Trident chewing gums continues: with ‘Neon Fu’, Trident has introduced the world’s craziest chewing gum. More then just a pleasurable and surprising taste sensation, its striking design and unique packaging is a … more »


New in Switzerland: the Box of Beauty by Douglas

Beauty Boxes are all the rage and there is a real hype around the little boxes that one receives every month once subscribed. So it does not come as a surprise at all that Douglas, a perfumery that, for the time being, is primarily known in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, has launched their own … more »

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