Susanne Kaufmann

Focus on Carolina

Kim Maes

We go way back, her and me. When she was a teenager and I was a wannabe adult we used to see each other in my favorite restaurant Da Pasqualé which was (and still is) owned by Carolina's parents. Although she was a true rebel at that time, I always loved her energy, her bright smile, her beautiful face and her unique sense of style which she inherited from her fantastic mother. 

Now years and years later, she became the woman I expected her to become, la superba!

Meet Carolina:




carolina pizzutilo




art director / producer


italian (says enough), i love food, i love people, i love beautiful things, i am loud, i am proud, i am a loving soul


the smell of a new magazine, the first spray of your favourite perfume, unboxing new beauty products, making dinner for the people I love, bringing people together, say how much I love someone, appreciate little things

Never without:

a good book or appartamento magazine, music, laptop, coconut water, lip balm, ILIA cucumber water stick, mascara, mints, phone charger, tea

Travels to:

places that capture my heart, that inspire me, that give me energy, that move me

Listens to:

white denim - take it easy, angus & julia stone - cellar door, ryan adams- come and pick me up, childish gambino - pop thieves,..

Favorite Blos product:

too much to mention :)  but if I'd have to choose: everything Suzanne Kaufmann


I’m very sensitive for scents, and these products just have the most pure and lovely smell. I use her cleansing gel (together with a konjac sponge), her toner and the face fluid is the perfect day cream to hydrate my skin. I feel revitalised and ready for the day after my SK beauty routine.

After a hectic day (which is 90% of my week) I need to relax and breath. So I have the exact same ritual during the evening, I cleanse, I tone, I use her night cream and finish with the Jade roller.  


watching the sun rise, walking my lovely dog Hugo, having a typical italian morning with my ‘caffettiera’, enjoying my beauty routine even when in I’m in a hurry, listen to music, starting my work day before anyone else is awake, the sound of birds, think of her


having dinner with my close ones, spending time with my dad and sis, taking a long bath, put on a hydrating skin mask, run, buy flowers, go into the woods, making dinner only for myself, read a beauty blog, high tea/coffee with friends, go to museum, plan travels


to realise my new brand, anna maria blanco, for her. for me. 

do good to people, find inner piece, work hard, to love extensively, to be happy.

An ode to oil

Kim Maes

When someone mentions oil in a beauty context,
you probably think of a shiny, sticky mess.
Well don’t! 
Because oil is extremely good for your skin & hair and can do a lot
to create a healthy look. 

No, it’s not the same oil that makes your t-zone shiny. That greasy stuff is sebum. Face oils are moisturizers that (surprise!) come in oil form in a pipet bottle. Generally, they provide a bigger boost of hydration than your regular moisturizer. Making them good for high demanding skin.

A dry oil works perfectly as a base for make-up and is absorbed easily and feeds the skin. Foundations and powders go on more evenly and smoothly, giving the ultimate result. You’ll get a lovely glow. We suggest Verso Super Facial Oil  Apply a few drops over your moisturizer.

Problems with dull hair? Just dyed it and now it feels stiff? The right oil can feed hair intensely. Leave it to soak for fifteen minutes (or over night) and then rinse it out well. Your hair will shine, will be nourished and highlights will look even brighter.
F. Miller Hair Oil

Healthy nails start at the cuticle. You don't want dry lines on your nails. If you apply a tiny bit of cuticle oil to your cuticles every morning and evening, you’ll quickly banish them. Most cuticle oils contain Vitamin E, which feeds the nails so they can grow nicely.
Susanne Kaufmann - Nail Oil Nourishing

Pictures: Sofie Coreynen

Models: Milena & Sophie by Be Model Management

Hair & Make-up: Kim Maes

Focus on Susanne Kaufmann

Kim Maes

I think it's really nice to know the people behind the brands I'm selling. I met Susanne Kaufmann during my education in Bezau where she runs Hotel Post with the best spa on the planet. The spa is where Susanne develops organic skincare inspired by the healing powers of Alpine nature. Together with a team of pharmacists and dermatologists, she developed powerful results-oriented products for the applications in this spa from precious natural ingredients.

So nice to meet you!

Kim Maes

I really like clean beauty. Brands who are holding themselves to very high standards. Choosing ingredients and formulations that are not harmful to our health. Brands who are not afraid to be completely transparent about their formulations.