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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Hot New Chanel: Collection Méditerrannée

Chanel Collection MéditerranéeFlashback to last week: the sun was shining, the temperatures booming and the weather was easy. Perfect momentum to try out some hot red colours for Summer; because why not? Chanel's Summer collection Collection Mediterrannée is based on the roaring twenties at the French Rivièra and is sporting a new beautiful illuminating powder, some hot blue shades and a few new reds (that are here to stay - no rushing to the counter needed) as well as a handful of new limited edition Stylo Eyeshadows. The latter are the true catch of the collection that you simply must check out before they're sold out!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Adding Glow: Guerlain Joli Teint

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Powder Duo
Ahh, Guerlain. One of my very favourite makeup brands. It started out with my undying love for their Perles Météorites, a staple product I’ve been using every day for the last four years and continues with their beautiful face powders, bronzers and blushes. This brand has a way of creating luminous powders that’ll soften your look and make you glow. Their early Summer release this year is the new Terracotta Joli Teint Powder Duo, a powder that’ll make you glow using a harmony of two shades. I wouldn't dub this your usual Summer bronzer: think of it as healthy warm glow in a compact.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Close-up: Dior Addict Tie Dye

Dior Tie Dye Addict Lipsticks Nude Fever & Red Bliss
Major raving was already done on the Dior Tie Dye collection and more specifically the Tie Dye blush in my previous post, but the Dior Addict Tie Dye lipsticks definitely deserve to be raved about too. The packaging is pretty rad: the tubes have a metallic tie dye look that you notice as you move the lipstick around. The lipstick bullet is even cooler: it has a contrasting colour in the middle of the product, in the shape of the Christian Dior initials. I thought it would be just a little imprint on the surface - but it actually runs through the whole lipstick! And then let's talk about the formula.. You know how much I love those balmy lipsticks and this is one of those nearly perfect sheer lipstick formulas. Yep, I'm raving again..

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Peony Power with L'Occitane Pivoine

L'Occitane Pivoine Collection
It's almost time for peonies! I saw some red ones last week at the market, but they didn't look very full and I went for Persian Buttercups instead. L'Occitane knows the power of the peony and recently introduced their new Pivoine Sublime skin care line. Pivoine Flora is a fragrance they launched a while ago in 2010 and it's been very successful, but peonies definitely have more to offer than just their scent! After multiple years of research l'Occitane has developed a perfecting peony extract from peonies growing in the Drôme Region of France and now use it in several great skin care products.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

The New Lippie: Givenchy Le Rouge-A-Porter

Givenchy Le Rouge-A-Porter Framboise Griffée
Time for a little confession: I'm not a big fan of the fussy lippie. I'm all for creamy, balmy lippies that don't need a lot of concentration, several brushes and concealer to finish my look. I don't always have the patience and I munch/drink (tea, duh!) too much for those - when I wear them I am super conscious of how I'm looking and need to reapply often. But those balmy lipsticks though.. they're much easier and easy-going. Givenchy knows what's up and is launching a new balmy lipstick called Le Rouge-A-Porter, with the same gorgeous studded black leather packaging as their beautiful Le Rouge.