Friday, March 29, 2013

Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Polishes

Rimmel London are sure spoiling us! The new and improved Salon Pro With Lycra nail polish range will be on stands starting April 22nd and comprises of 22 bang-on-trend shades, 9 of which were developed and named in collaboration with Kate Moss herself, you can identify these by the 'Kate' signature on the bottles.   

These were created to give a gel salon manicure finish, but also with nail care in mind - these are basically a three in one formula: a base coat, top coat and gel colour in one. They are enriched with Colour Sculpt gel encapsulated microscopic tube particles (try saying that really fast - it's hard!) and contains ultra flexible Lycra. These will cost a mere 6.45 Euro, which is crazy really for the quality (they last c.7 days on the nails and fade with dignity) and quantity (12 ml) that you get. 

And now onto the interesting bit, the photos and swatches, enjoy!  

* Press Samples (all part of the 'Kate' range)*

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Smashbox 'Love Me' Spring 2013 Collection

Hello there, it's sure nice to see you here again!

Today's post arrives a little late in all fairness but since it's still 'winter' in our books, I guess I can still say that we are 'previewing' the Smashbox Spring 2013 'Love Me' collection. On counters since January 2013, the limited edition 'Love Me' collection is an epic collaboration with the renowned street artist Curtis Kulig. 

What I personally like about this collection is that they're 'bringing colour back', and while every brand focuses on pastels for Spring, Smashbox brings colour to that table:

* Two Eye Shadow Palettes: 'Admire Me' - pinks & browns, and 'Entice Me' - blues & purples  RRP: 32 Euro each
*  Be Legendary Lipsticks in 'Love Me' - red & 'Tempt Me' - coral RRP: 19 Euro each
*  Blush in 'Idolize Me' RRP: 29 Euro
*  Paint Pen Eye Liner in 'Jet Black' RRP: 22 Euro
*  Lip Enhancing Gloss in 'Adore Me' - coral & 'Charm Me' - bubblegum pink RRP: 17.50 Euro

*Press Samples*

Smashbox Eye Shadow Palette in 'Admire Me' 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balms

Following on from the Coty Spring/Summer 2013 launch event I attended a few weeks back (see beautiful lipsticks here and new Marc Jacobs Sunshine Edition perfume here), we were also introduced to the new NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balms which should be in stores now, retailing at 2.49 Euro each. 

*Press Samples* (apple not included ;))

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Cheap Dupe for Ciate 'Purple Sherbet'

Hi lovelies! A quick post for you today, featuring one of my favourite nail polishes ever, Ciate 'Purple Sherbet' and a really cheap and cheerful dupe for this. I am so into lilac nail polishes at the moment, everything purple/lilac/lavender basically rocks my world, and my yesterday's purchase is no different, the dupe for the aforementioned Ciate polish - the NYC Expert Last Nail Polish in ' Lavender Cupcake', is a stunner.   

So there's no denying that these two are practically the same shade, and while Ciate retails at 11.95 Euro, the NYC nail polish is 1.99 it's a no brainer as to who wins this battle. It's undeniably NYC and I'm thrilled to have discovered it! Although I'm not sure as to how these formulas compare in terms of wear, I have a few NYC Expert Last polishes in my collection currently and they wear really well, and dry super fast.

Ta-ta for now!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil

I've been dying to try this product since last summer when it was featured all over the beauty blogoshpere as the next big thing in home pampering or 'self-service' spa experience as I like to call it. 

To my luck, I was contacted by a beauty website - and was sent this product to try. As soon as I received the email from them, I started comparing prices of this product online, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that this in particular (I did however compare other items too and this website came out successful) is in fact a lot cheaper on this website than on other beauty websites I found. I wanted to compare a few items pricing wise because in all fairness I could not have been able to give them a mention on my blog otherwise. That being said, I never ordered from them myself nor have I heard of them before they contacted me. But onto the product itself...

The Frangipani Monoi Body Oil by Elemis (formerly known as Exotic Frangipani  Monoi Moisture Melt)  is basically a solid product which turns into an oil at high temperatures, and is designed to be used 
on the body, hair and nails. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Marc Jacobs 'Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine'

I am definitely a self confessed photography geek, and if you know my blog whatsoever you would have already noticed that I use an excessive amount of photos in my posts, and ladies this post is no different. Au contraire, I wish I could stuff tens of visuals in here that will basically be about the same thing in different angles, but empathy and good sense really, don't allow me to do so. 

I was invited to Coty's Spring/Summer 2013 fragrances launch last week at the swanky cool Cooks Academy in Dublin and my oh my was that an exciting event. Not only it was the best fun filled launch I have ever attended, but it was also particularly exciting for me because I got to view their beautiful fragrance releases including the Marc Jacobs Sunshine Edition perfumes, which will be on stands nationwide starting tomorrow. 

Today I will only be focusing my attention on Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine, so behold the stunner in all its shiny glory. 

*Press Sample*

The bottle is ludicrously pretty, so gorgeous I was dying to photograph it over the weekend. Yes lads, my life is *that* exciting!

Monday, March 4, 2013

New: NYC Expert Last Lipsticks

Today's post is a really exciting one for me since a) it features new lipsticks and b) they're from a brand I have much love and respect for, NYC Cosmetics. This range of 14 shades is available to purchase in selected pharmacies and department stores right now, and they retail for 2.49 Euro. Yes ladies, you read that right! 

*Press Samples*

Sunday, March 3, 2013


The second exclusive partnership with the award winning AMC drama 'Mad Men'- Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection (first one debuted in March 2012) will launch tomorrow, Monday 4th March exclusively in Brown Thomas stores nationwide, which coincides with the launch of  'Mad Men'- Season 6.

The 2013 Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection comprises of three products that were inspired by the late 1960’s beauty look portrayed by the leading ladies in the upcoming sixth season of Mad Men®:

Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection See Thru Blush in Light Show RRP €58.00
Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection Rich, Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic RRP €30.00
Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection Nail Lacquer in Pink Paisley RRP €27.00

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