Wednesday, September 26, 2012

70's Inspired with NYC Cosmetics

I received a few eyeshadow quads from the NYC Autumn/Winter collection last week and as soon as I laid my eyes on 'Fashion Bootcamp' (which is my favourite), all I could think of was '70's shades', those  warm earthy autumn colours that were so popular back in those times, so I thought I'll play around and wear this accordingly. 

Here is the quad in question:

NYC Metro Quartet Smoky Eyeshadows in 'Fashion Bootcamp'

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Marc Jacobs 'DOT'

Hold on to your seats because you're about to witness a visual feast! 

'DOT' is Marc Jacobs' newest perfume release which was inspired by the designer's all time love for the polka dot pattern, and thank the Lord for polka dots otherwise we would have never witnessed the making of such bottle and the delight of such scent!

“I don’t think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot…”
                                                                                                                        -Marc Jacobs

I attended a very interesting and highly entertaining Coty press event back in August, where we had the pleasure of meeting Lizzie Ostrom (a.k.a.Odette) from Scratch & Sniff Events , which hands down was the most fun fragrance event I ever took part in. The guests were encouraged to not just describe the scent by recognizing perfume notes, but instead to take it further a notch. And so we found out that a perfume can relate to a particular music genre, or that it can inspire certain colours and textures into mind, and so is how the bottles and the perfume ads visuals come together, by letting the nose trigger all your senses. And that my friends, was a fun and eye-opening exercise for me!  

DOT by Marc Jacobs was as by fate and blind luck in my goody bag from the press event and at first glance I squealed inside, just so: squeeeeeeeeee! And I know what you're thinking now, of course a perfume is good once it's in a goody bag, but no! Stop that and take a look at this: 


Look. at. IT. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Show-Off: My New Shoes From TK Maxx

You guys are (or should be) well aware by now of how much I love TK Maxx, hell who doesn't? I recently purchased two pairs of shoes from the Stephen's Green Shopping Centre and while I'm not one to blog about showing off my new purchases and instead I like to actually do something useful with them, these I must show off for two reasons: 1) they're bloody gorgeous and 2) because I want to :D!

First, I give you the most beautiful high heels shoes in the Universe, from Carvela, reduced from 160Euro to a mere 69.99Euro...bliss!

New Shades: Avon Nailwear Pro+ Swatches - Part 2

I am back with the second part of the Avon Nailwear Pro+ Swatches saga. Click here to see my other post with some equally stunning new shades within the range.

Press Samples

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Debenhams New Season Event

Starts today and kicks off with a 'One Day Only Half  Price Mega Deals'  today, 11th September 2012 only -with up to 50% off designer brands across all new stock, and continues until Sunday- September 16th with offers for up to 25% off tens of thousands of the new season lines.

Sale includes items from top designers like Jasper Conran, Julien MacDonald, John Rocha, Matthew Williamson, Jeff Banks, Betty Jackson and Henry Holland, plus 10% off all beauty & fragrance including brands like Chanel, Dior, YSL & Benefit.


Chris Paton - Sales Director, Debenhams Ireland said:

"This is about offering serious savings when they are most useful to customers - at the start of the season"

And what a grand idea that is indeed!

More details and online shopping here: .


Yours, ArtDonatella,



Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Shades: Avon Nailwear Pro+ Swatches - Part 1

The Avon Nailwear Pro+  reformulated range was first launched on the market in May 2012 in 13 shades - see swatches of all shades here  , with the promise of new shades to be added to the collection throughout the year. Now that time has come and Avon is bringing new shades to the table that are better, more modern and set to make any nail wear addict out there, hunt them down.

Press Samples

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Eyeshadows 27 & 28

First of all, deadly name Armani, well done! I've long heard of these bad boys and always wondered how they would change one's life, but I never thought I'll be that well impressed with them. Part of the Acqua Collection, the 'Eyes to Kill' silk eyeshadow shades no. 27 & 28 (press samples) are simply 'stunners in a wee pot'. 

So who's ready for a ridiculously long post full of photos that speak a thousand words? You there? Ok then!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Vichy Idealia - In Stores This Week

Vichy Idealia is a new range from Vichy Laboratoires that is aimed towards skin repair for an even, smooth and luminous skin and to help restore the behaviour of a healthy looking skin.

Suitable for all skin types even sensitive, hypoallergenic (enriched with Vichy Thermal Spa Water), paraben free and dermatologically tested, the range comprises of two wonder products: the Vichy Idealia Pro (30 ml) RRP: 34.50Euro and Vichy Idealia Smoothing and Illuminating Cream (50 ml) RRP: 26Euro.

The Idealia Smoothing and Illuminating Cream is the result of five years of research and two patents, and is marketed as an everyday skincare cream suitable for all skin types and all ages. With active ingredients like 3% Kombucha with toning qualities, AHA's to smooth skin's  texture, Vit. B for increased radiance and Polyphenols to aid micro-circulation, this cream will help even out the complexion (non-comedogenic), and decrease pore and wrinkle visibility.  

Vichy Idealia Pro   on the other hand is a corrector (light serum-like texture) that tackles skin pigmentation issues like dark spots and uneven skin tone relating issues like brown spots, sunspots, ageing spots, blemish marks and blotchiness. This contains a new generation of active ingredients to target the deep source of dark spots in the dermis, meaning that it doesn't just work at the surface of the skin or the first layer (Epidermis) but instead it also acts upon the Dermis and protects the fibroblasts within from oxidation and inflammation (known to indirectly influence the production of melanin). 
This product is mostly recommended to women over 30 years of age.

Vichy Idealia range is available in pharmacies nationwide starting this week!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Smokey Eyes with L'Oreal Paris 'Fall Eyes' Collection

Hello again! One particular quad caught my eyes from the 'Fall Eyes' Collection, and that was the 'Tresors Caches' palette which comprises of some really cool and slightly unusual shades that compliment each other, so here they are in action.

L'Oreal Paris 'Fall Eyes' Collection Swatches

It's all abut the eyes this Autumn/Winter for L'Oreal Paris, which brings us an array of Color Riche eyeshadow quads, Color Riche Le Khol and Le Smokey eye pencils and the new Mega Volume Collagene 24h Black Smoke Mascara, an innovative matte formula mascara.

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