What is makeup product is more fun in the summer than a fruity lip balm?
There are so many pretty things in Clarins’ Spring collection, Garden Escape, it’s hard to just pick out a few! Continue reading CLARINS // SPRING 2015 GARDEN ESCAPE
It’s Friday! Time for some pretty. And who does pretty better than Chanel?
And finally! The big palette. To be honest, I tried to swatch these for you, but they just weren’t showing up that well. But I do have some pretty pictures for you anyways. Continue reading DIOR // KINGDOM OF COLOURS PALETTE
This one is a big kahuna. As always, it’s so exciting when I get a delivery from Dior.
I have to admit–I may not have heard of Isabel and Ruben Toledo before receiving MAC’s press release, but I am seriously wowed by their upcoming collection. Continue reading NEWS // MAC COLLABORATES WITH ISABEL & RUBEN TOLEDO
Well. We’re back from holidays and it’s colder than ever. So, naturally, it’s time to get happy and start thinking of the Spring collections. First up, Chanel. Continue reading CHANEL // SPRING 2015 RÊVERIE PARISIENNE
The fashion weeks are among us!! And while we’re already almost done in London, I thought we could discuss the beauty in New York last week. Continue reading RUNWAY REPORT // S/S 2015 NEW YORK
With spring just around the corner, I think I can speak for the most of us in that I’m so done with winter– from the burgundy lips, dreary weather, to the heavy parkas– it’s all been overdone. So with Easter also coming up, I’m using it as an excuse to don some lighter colours and fabrics, including on my nails (of course). If you aren’t talented/don’t have the patience for nail art (like me), Illamasqua has answered our prayers. Their new line of speckled polishes come in fresh new shades that are all equally beautiful (try picking a favourite, I couldn’t) and highly pigmented. They’ll have your nails looking like cute little mini eggs in no time and with minimal effort. Unfortunately, like most sparkly/speckley nail polishes, they chip easier and faster, so be sure to layer on a top coat. However, depending how you look at it, this can be a good thing (that way you can try all the shades!)! So tis’ the season for lightening up and festive looking nails.
–Anna Raponi and Julia Morin
Ahhh…nothing like celebrating some good news with some new luxe polishes. I had been dreaming of these colours for a few weeks, so I was a girl on a mission when I went for a good peruse of Holt Renfrew’s beauty floor last week.
I picked up the Chanel cult classic, Particulière and a new shade from their spring collection, Charivari. Having tried them both, I think I love them equally. They have the same great Chanel formula–no streaky and creamy, opaque colour with a high-shine, über glossy finish (I was seriously contemplating not applying topcoat to Charivari).
Particulière is a taupe mood-ring if you will–in some lights, I swear it is more of a smokey brown-beige, and in others, it appears to have more of a gray tone. Extremely neutral, and the most perfect plush greigey-nude I’ve ever seen.
Charivari is a dark purple with gray undertones. Not bright in the least, very understated. Very soft. I think the way the colour leans more towards cooler undertones makes it’s less wintery than if it had reddish, more plum/burgundy undertones. Instant favourite! Also, this colour in particular barely chips on me, I had zero big chips for a week! Just some light wear around the ends.
P.S. For my Canadian friends–Chanel beauty is now available online at The Bay!