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Giveaway! Win The Entire Urban Decay Naked Heat Collection!

Posted on September 18, 2017

Hi Guys!

It feels like forever since I held a giveaway on the blog, but I’m back today with a fab one, just for you 😉

The new Urban Decay Naked Heat eyeshadow palette has been one of the most popular palette launches of the year, and its easy to see why – containing a selection of warm to hot hues, these shades are both on trend, as well as easy to wear and look amazing on all eye colours.

And you may or may not know, that there are also a few other products in the Naked Heat collection. Urban Decay have also included a range of 24/7 Eyeliner Pencils and Vice Lipsticks in gorgeous warm amber tones…

The Naked Heat Vice Lipsticks come in three shades – Fuel, a warm nude cream peach shade, Scorched, a metallized coppe, and Heat, a metallized burnt red-gold.

And the Glide on Eye Pencils also come in two brand new red-hot shades. There’s Alkaline, an intense deep burgundy, and Torch, a warm muted orange.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning the complete Urban Decay Naked Heat collection (all the products above) worth over £100, just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.

This giveaway is open internationally and will run for 3 weeks, please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions – good luck!

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I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Beauty News: NEW Pat McGrath Unlimited Edition Core Collection

Posted on September 17, 2017

Hi Guys!

Beauty fanatics rejoice – Pat McGrath is finally launching a collection of permanent products! From the Lust Lip Kits to the Dark Star Eye Collections, all of Pat’s products are innovative and exciting, and I have to say her latest launches have really caught my eye – I’m SO tempted to pick a couple of items up. I thought I’d share some details with you today…

So Pat McGrath is about to launch her first eyeshadow palettes, and there are three to choose from, stating with the Mothership I: Subliminal Eyeshadow Palette ($125.00) –

‘This curated collection of richly pigmented, velvety colors feature vivid jewel tones, classic neutrals, and high-impact fashion shades that glide on smoothly to highlight, line, and define eyes for unlimited looks. The hybrid cream-infused powder formulations release infinitely smooth and extremely blendable pigment for seamless color transitions with unprecedented buildability. The perfect balance of gorgeous finishes and intense shades blend, highlight, and adorn lids with exquisite light-reflective effects and pure radiance.’

Next is the Mothership II: Sublime Eyeshadow Palette ($125.00) –

This curated collection of richly pigmented, velvety hues features vivid jewel tones, classic neutrals, and high-impact fashion shades that glide on smoothly to highlight, line, and define eyes for unlimited looks. The hybrid cream-infused powder formulations release infinitely smooth and extremely blendable pigments for seamless color transitions with unprecedented buildability. The perfect balance of gorgeous finishes and intense shades structure, design, and define eyes with crystalline pearl flashes and thrilling color effects. Beam beyond the spectrum and paint with light to accentuate and highlight the natural beauty of the face.’

And lastly the Mothership III: Subversive Eyeshadow Palette ($125.00) –

‘Provoke creativity and heighten beauty with rich color opulence that allows you to use makeup as wearable art. This curated collection of richly pigmented, velvety hues features vivid jewel tones, classic neutrals, and high-impact shades that glide on smoothly to highlight, line, and define eyes for unlimited looks. The hybrid cream-infused powder formulations release infinitely smooth and extremely blendable pigments to achieve seamless color transitions with unprecedented buildability. The perfect balance of gorgeous finishes blend, highlight, and adorn lids with exquisite light-reflective effects and true color radiance. Tailor-made beauty gives voice to your artistic impulses for luxury at your fingertips.’

There are also two new lipstick collections, firstly the Lust LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00) –

‘This deluxe formulation glides on and hugs every curve, embracing lips in a silky smooth veil of alluring color while imparting an irresistible satiny sheen. Water Lily extract offers hydrating and protecting properties, while patent-pending biomimetric pigment coatings shield lips against harmful agents, ensuring comfort and intense color payoff. The Formula is designed for lasting wear with excellent adherence and zero bleeding. Submit to your carnal desires and seduce with LuxeTrance™ Lipstick—couture color confidence in a single swipe.’

And also the Lust MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00) –

‘MatteTrance is a luxurious, richly pigmented formulation that adorns lips in a lightweight veil of opulently opaque colour that delivers mesmerizingly modern, matte finish. Sensually creamy, this powerful pigment evokes femme fatale glamour, summoning the spirit of a silver screen siren with every application. Each shade is presented like a jewel in a black-lacquered couture case fashioned with a sensually surrealist golden lip that’s destined to be a cult-status collectable. Role play with lipsticks so sinful your mouth will say everything without saying a word.’

For pencils, there are five eyeliners: the Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil ($25.00) –

‘The unique PermaGel Utra Eye Pencil formula fuses the precision of a gel and the ease of a pencil for smooth application and the highest level of rich pigmentation. The soft, silicone-enriched, waterproof eyeliner ensures long-lasting definition with a quick swipe that provides an instant, perfectly defined gaze. Once slicked onto the lids, the revolutionary formulation allows ample playtime to smudge and diffuse before setting. The pencil comes in an array of shades and finishes, from classic black and brown to glistening blue metallic, and delivers opulent opacity with a striking satin vinyl finish.’

And twelve lip liner pencils: the Permagel Ultra Glide Lip Pencil ($25.00) –

‘Effortlessly shape and add definition to lips with PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencil, the ultimate in long-wearing lip definition. Augment your lips and enhance the natural volume of the mouth for beautifully shaded and sculpted lips. Once traced on, the revolutionary formulation allows ample playtime to smudge and diffuse before setting, and features an array of shades that coordinate with MatteTrance™ and LuxeTrance™ Lipsticks. It delivers opulent opacity for precise definition and is infused with exclusive PermaGel technology, which resists feathering and smudging while offering transfer-resistance for longer-lasting wear.’

Some of the above products are available already directly from Pat McGrath, with others to be added to the site on September 28th. The collection will also be coming to Sephora on October 6th.

I have to say I’m really excited for these products! But the high prices are a bit off-putting. I think I’m going to wait for reviews and swatches of the eyeshadow palettes to pop up before splashing out so much money – hopefully they’ll turn out to be as good as they look!

I’d love to hear what you think? Have you tried any Pat McGrath products? Are you tempted by these?? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Beauty: Clarins Graphik Autumn 2017 Make-Up Collection

Posted on September 7, 2017

Hi Guys!

I have one of my favourite brands, Clarins back on the blog again today with their brand new Graphik Autumn Winter 2017 collection…

This Autumn, discover instant beauty perfection with Clarins Graphik collection. Eyes are enhanced with magnetic colour and shaped with graphic lines, whilst lips and cheeks are dressed with a pink glow.

Starting with the 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette (£34.00) – Clarins’ classic 4 Colour Eyeshadow Palette is back for AW17 offering a collection of wearable autumnal tones. The palette is 06 Forest includes two rich green shades, one subtle with a satin finish, the other a deep shade with a glimmering finish, as well as a dark matte grey shade complimented by a soft pink which is perfect for highlighting the inner corner of the eye and under the brow bone.

Next the Ombre Matte Single Eyeshadow (£19.00) – I really can’t get enough of this shade, 10 Midnight Blue is a stunning iridescent midnight blue which is perfect for a more colourful take on the classic smoky eye. The Ombre Matte formula is gorgeous too, offering the comfort and smoothing effect of a cream with the fine quality and hold of a powder.

And the collection also includes three beautiful Joli Rouge Lipsticks (£20.00) – I have 756 Guava (above centre) which is a slightly orange toned pink, and 754 Deep Red (above right) which is a gorgeous intense red. I’m a big fan of the Joli Rouge lipstick formula, which feels smooth and moisturising on the lips thanks to the added organic marsh samphire extract and mango oil, whilst providing a lovely satin finish with wonderful pigmentation.

There’s also two new shades of Lipliner Pencil (£17.50) – I have 06 Red which is a classic true red shade that will suit most red lipsticks. The Clarins Lipliner Pencil has a firm and sharp enough point to give the definition you’d want from a lipliner, with soft and smooth formula that feels comfortable on application.

And lastly the Graphik Ink Eyeliner (£21.00) – this comes in one shade, 01 Intense Black which promises an intense black line in one stroke thanks to its pure “carbon black” pigments. This eyeliner really does give a fantastically sharp line – I love the pointed felt tip which is makes application super easy, as well as incredibly accurate. The formula is both long wearing and transfer proof, meaning that no matter what look you go for, you know It’s going to last all day.

The Clarins Graphic Autumn 2017 Collection is available now at Clarins and House of Fraser.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Beauty: MAC Rollerwheel Eyeliner, Bold & Bad Lash Mascara & Metallic Lipsticks

Posted on September 5, 2017

Hi Guys!

I have a few of the latest launches from MAC to share with you today – starting with their rather exciting Rollerwheel Eyeliner…

You’ve probably heard about the Rollerwheel Liquid Eyeliner (£16.50) or ‘pizza cutter’ eyeliner by now, as it’s been talked about quite a lot recently. This completely new and innovative approach to eyeliner has got beauty fans across the globe excited – the idea being that a teeny tiny wheel is ran across the lash line to give a perfectly even and straight line – but does it actually work?

Well, rather like the Benefit They’re Real Push Up Eyeliner, which was quite a weird and wonderful concept at the time of launch, the roller wheel does take a bit of getting used to. The tiny spinning disc does give a nice sharp line, which is very fine indeed, and would take most people quite a few goes to get it to a decent thickness. However, if you like a super thin line applied close to the lash line, this could be the product for you. Be prepared to practice though as the applicator does take a bit of getting used to.

This is available in Black, Brown and Blue, in both matte and shine finishes.

Next I have the new Bold & Bad Lash Mascara (£19.50) – this mascara is basically two products in one. It has a dual chamber which contains a large brush for the upper lashes, and a mini brush for lower lashes – with each having different mascara formulas to suit the upper and lower lashes too.

The formula promises to do everything you’d expect, apart from being flake proof and smudge proof, the larger brush delivers customized volume to the top, whilst separating the lashes, while the smaller brush creates smudge-proof definition to the bottom.

Though personally my super short lashes find the large main brush a bit on the big side, I love the mini brush for the bottom lashes, and the formula is fantastic too.

And lastly I have a few of the new limited edition Metallic Lipsticks to show you. There are 18 shades to choose from offering rich colour with smooth pearlized chrome finish, in a wide range of colours. The 18 shades are as follows –

  • Royal Hour – a deep royal purple with blue pearl.
  • Foiled Rose – a brightened blue pink.
  • Hades Fire – a cool red burgundy.
  • Silver Spoon – a multidimensional silver.
  • In Lust – a light warm neutral.
  • Jupiter – a bronzed neutral.
  • Pearly One – a confetti’ed white frost.
  • Disobedient – a deep burgundy red wine.
  • Anything Once – a blackened blue with multi-colored pearl.
  • Metalwork – a pale beige with golden shimmer.
  • Love’s A Gamble – a light pink with peach and silver shimmer.
  • Rose-Dipped – a mid-tone pink with gold and silver shimmer.
  • Wild Nectar – a rose with silver shimmer.
  • Optix – an orange with gold pearl.
  • Ionized Iris – a bright fuchsia with multi-color pearl.
  • Forbidden Romance – a brick red with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Pale Rose – a cool muted neutral pink.
  • Cold Front – a frosted periwinkle blue.

I have a few of the more out-there shades, as well as a more wearable pink, swatched from top to bottom above –

  • Anything Once – a blackend blue with multi-colored pearl.
  • Rose-Dipped – a midtone pink with gold and silver shimmer.
  • Royal Hour – a deep royal purple with blue pearl.
  • Cold Front – a frosted periwinkle blue.

You can see all the shades offer decent pigmentation, but are still on the sheer side. If you’re looking for full coverage then these are not for you! However, they do look great worn on top of a liquid lipstick, which gives a nice base to set off the shimmer and sparkles.

All the above products are available to purchase now at MAC and Selfridges.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Interiors: Gucci Launches New Homeware Line – Gucci Décor

Posted on August 29, 2017

Hi Guys!

Though my wallet doesn’t allow it, I’m still a massive fan of high end fashion, especially accessories such as shoes and bags which I can’t get enough of when window shopping – if only I had the money my wardrobe would be full of so many wonderful brands! One of the designers that has caught my eye recently is Gucci, their latest collections are just so amazingly colourful, fun and eclectic, with endless amounts of contrasting prints and colours. The phrase ‘more is more’ definitely applies here.

So when I heard Gucci were unveiling their debut homeware line, Gucci Decor, I couldn’t wait to see what they’d come up with. Described as “an eclectic collection of items with which customers can dress their own spaces.” this collection is everything I’d imagined and more!

I was excited to find out that the designs are inspired by Gucci’s current fashion collections – there’s clashing colours, bold prints, and animal head motifs a-plenty. Gucci Decor’s initial launch includes a wide range of home accessories – there are practical and functional items such as chairs, tables and screens, as well as smaller home accessories including candles, cushions and trays.

As I’m sure you can imagine, these products won’t come cheap – starting from the bottom end of the scale, a candle will cost £150, up to an eye-watering £23,000 for a printed silk screen, gulp! In all seriousness though, I think these prices are pretty much to be expected, as with any high fashion house that offers home decor, you’re paying for the design, quality of materials and of course the name.

Gucci have also created four new scents for their candles and incense products –

  • Inventum – a delicate note of ancient damask rose, blended with voluptuous and distinctive Taif rose.
  • Fumus – the dark and intense scent of birch, mingled with orange leaves and beeswax.
  • Herbosum – the fresh, intense scents of tomato leaves and aromatic plants, mixed with the fragrance of long grass peppered with basil and lemongrass.
  • Esotericum – the bitter aroma of Seville oranges, intricately intertwined with notes of jasmine, leather and salt.

I’m really into scents with orange notes at the moment, so I’m loving the sound of Fumus and Esotericum especially. Hopefully I’ll get to give these a sniff when the range has launched in store.

So what do you think? Will you be treating yourself to anything from the Gucci Decor collection? At the moment I’ll just be lusting after the candles and cushions 🙂

The Gucci Decor collection will be available from September online and in selected stores.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Beauty: MAC Chromat Limited Edition Collection

Posted on July 25, 2017

Hi Guys!

I’m back today with MAC’s latest limited edition collection – and this time they’ve teamed up with American fashion label Chromat. I must admit I had to google who they were… Chromat is based in New York City, formed by Becca McCharen in 2010 their designs draw from Becca’s background in architecture and urban design. Chromat focuses on structural experiments for the human body, and their collaboration with MAC showcases their strong sense of colour and bold aesthetic.

Becca McCharen of Chromat designs for today’s urban visionary, proudly expressing an inclusive stance on gender, tech and athleticism. In association with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, M·A·C chose Chromat to present its first makeup collection. Complete with Chromat’s architecturally inspired bionic 3D-print packaging, this is the future of assertive beauty.

Starting with the Eyeshadow X 6 Chromat Palette (£25.00) – as soon as I saw this palette I was in love! I just love the contrast of the steely shimmery grey toned shades with the bright, almost neon pops of orange and azure blue. I know this isn’t going to be up everyone’s street, and it’s definitely not an every-day palette, but I think each of these colours will be able to be used in so many different ways to create some fantastic striking looks – how about the grey shades across the lid, with black in the crease and blue under the bottom lashes? I think this would look amazing!

The Eyeshadow X 6 Chromat Palette is a small, hand sized palette featuring six shades – including rich black, pearlescent deep orange, brown with blue/green pearl, vibrant ocean blue, pearlescent navy and metallic gunmetal. If you’re a fan of MAC you’ll probably know their eyeshadows can sometimes be a bit hit and miss, but I was beyond impressed with both the pigmentation and blendability of all of these shades, they really are excellent. The shades are as follows –

  • Sabina Sangre – a deep orange with gold pearl.
  • Duabandita – a brown with blue/green pearl.
  • Structured Satin – a rich black.
  • Mindfiles – a metallic silver with pearl.
  • Triennial Wave – a vibrant ocean blue.
  • Blue Black – a navy blue with blue pearl.

Next the Chromatic Lipstick (£16.50) – This is a special-edition Lipstick available in two hues, each with a different finish. Shade #Shockvalue is a bright aqua blue with an amplified finish, giving it a creamy yet highly pigmented finish. And Augmented Reality is an intense candy red with a long lasting matte finish.

I also have the Chromatic Zoomlash Mascara (£15.50) – This is a special-edition royal blue mascara with a three-sided fibre brush that instantly volumizes and separates lashes. The creamy, velvety formula promises to build density and condition, while feeling light and supple on the lashes, while the ultra-sculpted brush has three-sided fibres to embrace, hold and separate each lash.

 

Other products in the collection include –

The Chromat Fluidline Eyeliner (£16.50) – A special-edition, long-wearing, bright metallic blue gel liner that applies with a brush for foolproof application. The ultra-smooth gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on foolproof with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof.

The Chromat Technakohl Eyeliner (£14.50) – A mechanical pencil-style liner with a soft and creamy formula in a deep metallic navy shade. Formula is soft and creamy with intense, rich colour. Blends on application. Dries quickly to a long-wearing, no-smudge finish. Versatile. An easy way to line the top and lower lash line of the eye.

And lastly the Chromat Glitter (£16.00) – This is a special-edition Glitter in a sparkling bright turquoise shade, that creates a high-level sparkle effect which can be used on the face, skin and hair.

The MAC Chromat Limited Edition Collection is available now at Mac Cosmetics and Selfridges.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Beauty News: Sephora X Moschino Golden Teddy Collection!

Posted on July 16, 2017

Hi Guys!

I’ve literally just heard about the upcoming Sephora X Moschino collaboration collection, and I instantly had to find out as much as I could! I LOVE Moschino, so I can’t even tell you how excited I am!! 😀

Ok so this is Moschino’s first ever makeup line – they already have a selection of fragrances available, but this is their first dabble with makeup. In collaboration with Sephora Collection, Moschino will be launching a seven piece collection at Sephora in August. Some of the stand out products include –

  • A ‘This is not a Moschino toy’ Bear Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00) – this palette is said to be LARGE!
  • A Bear Brush Set ($68.00) – including five brushes with bear heads.
  • A Bear Head Highlighter Palette ($28.00) – including two highlighter shades.
  • A Bear Lip Gloss Chain Necklace ($40.00) – including six lip glosses.
  • A Moschino Logo Shopping Bag Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($23.00)

Other items in the collection include a Bear Eye Mask ($25.00) made of super-soft faux fur, as well as a Bear Compact Mirror ($28.00). The whole range features the iconic Moschino teddy bear, and each product also has a striking high shine gold finish.

And I have to say, I’m really impressed with the price points too, considering Moschino is a high end luxury brand, the prices are very reasonable indeed. Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott explained that that keeping the collection affordable was important to him –

I learned very early on how much young people love my work, and sometimes they don’t have the means to get it. This is another way for me to do Moschino and not sacrifice quality. It’s a lot more accessible. I love to be able to put my arms around more people and have them be a part of the Moschino family in some capacity.

From what I can see, the collection will be available at Sephora in August, I’ll update this post as soon as I know the exact release dates. Seriously though, just looking at this packaging makes me HAPPY!

Are you as excited about this collection as I am? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx