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Fragrance: Paco Rabanne Monopoly Collectors Editions For Him & Her

Posted on May 26, 2017

Hi Guys, Happy Friday!

If you’re familiar with Paco Rabanne’s cult fragrance Lady Million, you’ll know it’s one of those classic scents that you can just go back to time and time again. Paco Rabanne has recently teamed up with everyone’s favourite board game, Monopoly, to bring you limited edition collectors bottles of both Lady Million and 1 Million for him, inspired by the iconic game.

I know your first thought might be ‘Why Monopoly?’ – on the face of it, it does appear slightly an odd pairing – a fragrance brand with a board game? But you may remember the iconic advertising campaign for 1 Million a few years ago, featuring a slick looking guy clicking his fingers in time to music with clips of luxurious items appearing to fall at his feet. The ad starts with a pair of dice thrown on to a table; there’s also a sports car, a holdall of cash – you get the idea. When you look at it like this, I think Monopoly ties in perfectly with the 1 Million and Lady Million branding.

I should point out that both flankers hold the original Lady Million and 1 Million fragrances, so it’s just the containers and outer packaging that’s limited edition. In case you’re not familiar with these fabulous scents, I’ll give you a bit of an overview –

Lady Million EDP is a fresh, woody floral fragrance, that’s undeniably both glamorous and sexy, designed to make any woman feel a million dollars.

The fragrance is inspired by wealth, power and gold, featuring top notes of Raspberry, Amalfi Lemon and Neroli, leading to a heart of Gardenia, African Orange Flower and Jasmine and a base of White Honey Patchouli and Amber. The result is fresh and playful fragrance, making Paco Rabanne Lady Million a tempting and seductive scent.

  • Top Notes: Raspberry, Amalfi Lemon and Neroli.
  • Heart Notes: Gardenia, African Orange Flower and Jasmine.
  • Base Notes: White Honey Patchouli and Amber.

Lady Million EDP Monopoly Collectors Edition is £75.00 for 80ml.

And 1 Million for men is a fresh and spicy fragrance with notes of Mandarin, Cinnamon and Leather. This fragrance is extravagant, confident, bold and daring.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million EDT is an iconic male fragrance representing the power, luxury and wealth of the modern man. 1 Million opens with top notes of Grapefruit, Mint and Blood Mandarin, with warming Cinnamon, Rose and Spice at the heart, and Leather, Amber and Patchouli to round off the base.

  • Top Notes: Grapefruit, Mint and Blood Mandarin.
  • Heart Notes: Cinnamon, Rose and Spice.
  • Base Notes: Leather, Amber and Patchouli.

1 Million for Men Monopoly Collectors Edition is £64.50 for 100ml

Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million and 1 Million limited edition collectors Monopoly fragrances are available now at Debenhams (which currently has 10% off)

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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MAC It’s A Strike Limited Edition Collection

Posted on August 8, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I have some gorgeous products from one of MAC’s latest upcoming ranges to share with you today – the It’s a Strike Limited Edition Collection is a really cute curated selection of products with a bowling theme. MAC have included a large selection of new as well as re-promoted products in the collection, including Lip Glasses, Eye Shadows, Nail Lacquers, and Fluidline Pens with play-on-words names related to all things bowling…

Head straight to the fast lane and have a ball with M∙A∙C IT’S A STRIKE! A range of lipstick and Creamsheen Glass IS RACKED IN RED. Rich Eye Shadow and Fluidline Pen shades will have everyone begging to join your league, while easy hues of casual colour are right up anyone’s alley. Prcatice a clean follow-through with three creamy colours of M∙A∙C Studio Nail Lacquer. Finally, knock them all down with the luminous allure of new Pearlmatte Face Powder.

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Ok so let’s start with the lip products. I have a Lipstick in Bowl Me Over and a Cremesheen Lipglass in Throw a Spare. There are seven lipsticks in the collection with varying finishes including Matte, Retro Matte and Dazzle. Bowl Me Over is a gorgeous and autumnal deep brown toned red, and the Cremesheen Glass in Throw A Spare is a bright blue toned sheer fuchsia with a sparkly pearl finish.

LIPSTICK
 £15.50 

  • Honeylove – light beige toned with rose (matte)
  • Flat Out Fabulous – bright plum matte (retro matte)
  • All Fired Up – bright fuchsia matte (retro matte)
  • Perfect Score – deep red (matte)
  • Bowl Me Over – deep burnt brown (retro matte) (online exclusive)
  • Liquid Lurex – tarnished gold (dazzle)
  • Babes And Balls – deep burgundy (matte)

CREMESHEEN GLASS
 £17.50 

  • It’s A Strike – soft nude pink
  • King Pin – deep chocolate mauve
  • Throw A Spare – fuchsia with pearl
  • Right Up My Alley – deep red
  • Spare Me – dark purple

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There are also six single eyeshadows in the collection. I have Bowlarama which is an intense lime green with a satin finish. Now I know this shade does look a bit out there, but you can easily sheer it out for a hint of colour, or of course wear it applied layered up if you’re feeling daring!

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  • Gutter Gal – off-white grey (matte)
  • Bowlerama – bright lime green (satin)
  • Bowl Out – mid-tone grey (matte)
  • 300 Game – blackened cherry (matte)
  • Join My League? – dark espresso (matte)
  • Carbon – intense black (matte)

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The Pearlmatte Face Powder (£24.00) has to be my favourite product though. Trophy has a fun skittles and bowling ball design, and this powder really does give the most beautiful sheen to the skin. Trophy contains four pearlmatte shades (top to bottom swatches above)  – a light lime green, a bright white, and a mid pink, which when swirled together, give a lovely light pink toned pearlmatte finish (bottom swatch)

There are also a few more products in the collection which I haven’t had the chance to try –

Fluidline Pen (£18.00)

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Vintage Brown – deep dark brown
  • Retro Black – black
  • Indelibly Blue – deep navy blue

StudioNail Lacquer (£10.00)

  • Rack ‘Em Up – cool deep khaki (cream)
  • 5 Pin – deep wine (cream)
  • Baby Split – sheer lime green (cream)

Casual Colour (£18.50)

  • 
Have A Lovely Day! – neutral nude
  • Blind Score – dirty reddish lilac

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The MAC It’s a Strike collection is available now at Selfridges.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Star Trek Collection

Posted on August 2, 2016

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Hi Guys!

It seems that MAC are really pulling out all the stops with their limited edition collections this year! The Star Trek collection celebrates 50 years of the iconic show, and to elebrate each of Star Trek’s powerful women, MAC will be releasing 25 limited edition products…

Spanning half a century, Star Trek and its loyal fans cross generations, influencing ideas and aesthetics of gender, race and intergalactic potential. As the sci-fi saga continues, delight in the beauty of exploration as M·A·C and Star Trek’s latest cinema generation join forces in an exclusive makeup collaboration of cosmically charged hues.

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“Star Trek is an iconic pop culture phenomenon whose storylines pushed gender and racial boundaries,” MAC creative director James Gager said in a statement. “For its 50th anniversary, we celebrate each of Star Trek’s powerful women in a transcending, transformational makeup collection.”

The collection contains a massive range of 25 products, inspired by Star Trek’s Deanna Troi, Uhura, Seven of Nine and the Orion Girl, Vina. It includes Lip Glasses and Lipsticks, eyeshadows, nail polishes and brushes to name but a few items. Let’s take a look at some of the products –

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Starting with the Trip The Light Fantastic Powder (£26.50) – this beautiful powder comes with a pretty marbled finish that you almost don’t want to touch! Strange New Worlds gives a lovely luminous peachy coral glow to the complexion.

  • Luna Luster – sheer wash of soft rose shimmer
  • Strange New Worlds – sheer wash of golden coral pearl
  • Highly Illogical – sheer wash of golden plum with fine pearl

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I also have a Superslick Liquid Eyeliner, a Lipglass and a Lipstick…

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The Lipsticks (£17.00) come in four different shades, with frost and lustre finishes for a real sci-fi look! I have Kling-It-On, a sheer purple frost with a fine pink glitter – it’s a really unusual shade that I was initially quite unsure of, but I actually think it looks great on.

  • The Enemy Within – neutral gold shimmer (frost)
  • Where No Man Has Gone Before – pink with gold pearl (lustre)
  • Kling-It-On deep purple with fine pink glitter (frost)
  • Llap – icy rose champagne (frost)

There are also five Lipglasses (£16.50) in the collection – I have shade Set to Stun, which is a futuristic silver pearl shade, which looks great on its own, and also works well over darker lipstick shades.

  • Pleasure Planet – muted gold shimmer
  • Khaaannnn! – berry with red reflect
  • Set to Stun – light silver with gold pearl
  • Warp Speed Ahead – plum with blue and pink reflects

And I also have one of the Superslick Liquid Eyeliner’s (£17.50) – Now I’m personally not the biggest fan of liquid eyeliners, but I absolutely love MAC’s liners and Pure Show really is a must have! It’s a gorgeous shimmery golden shade, and once it dries it literally won’t budge all day.

  • On the Hunt – true black
  • Nocturnal – bright silver pearl
  • Pure Show – bright yellow gold pearl

There are also a load more products in the range which are definitely worth checking out –

Pressed Pigment Eye Shadow (£17.50) –

  • To Boldly Go – reddish copper pearl with sparkle
  • Midnight – cobalt blue with pearl sparkle
  • Bird of Prey – dark olive green pearl with sparkle
  • The Naked Time – taupe pearl with sparkle

Studio Nail Lacquer (£11.00)

  • Skin of Evil – yellowish green with black chunks (frost)
  • Holla-Deck – gold sparkle (frost)
  • Enterprise – silver chrome (frost)

Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash in black (£19.00), Lash in Wink of an Eye (£11.50), and brushes in 184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush (£20.00) and 246 Synthetic Fluffy Eye Brush (£20.00)

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The MAC Star Trek collection is available now at Selfridges.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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MAC Brant Brothers Limited Edition Collection

Posted on July 27, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Ok I know what you’re thinking… WHO?? Well I must admit I didn’t know either. The Brant brothers will be more familiar to US readers, but to us in the UK, they’re New York based socialites, or ‘IT’ boys. Peter and Harry Brant are fearless lovers of fashion as well as beauty, and make for a fitting yet interesting collaboration with MAC Cosmetics…

Peter and Harry Brant, the young bon vivants of New York society, are the current toast of the fashion scene. Now, M∙A∙C teams up with them in a modern collection of products for the face, brows, eyes and lips.

The Brant Brothers collection includes both makeup and skincare – such as the Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel and Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream – all which are aimed at a unisex audience.

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First up we have the Eye Shadow x 4 in 4 Pillars (£27.50)

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This eyeshadow quad contains four neutral shades with matte, satin and pearl finishes –

  • Mother’s Milk – a soft matte beige satin.
  • Sandstone – a soft matte taupe matte.
  • Mystery – a muted plum-brown veluxe pearl.
  • Carbon – a intense black matte.

All the shades are wonderfully soft and easy to blend, and due to the shades being neutral and ranging from very light right through to intense black, you can easily create a multitude of looks with this palette.

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Next the Eye Kohl (£15.50) – this is available in three shades –

  • Smolder –  an intense black.
  • Paragon Pearl – a champagne gold.
  • El Dorado – a bold gold.

I’m a big fan of MAC’s eye pencils, and this Kohl i son exception. El Dorado is a lovely shimmery gold shade, that works well to add a pop of golden highlight to the eye.

I’ll also include details of the rest of the products in the collection –

Brushes –

  • 208 Angled Brow  (£18.00)
  • 163 Flat Contour (£31.00)

Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker (£19.00)

  • Boysenberry Blush – berry plum red
  • Bitten Lip – dirty coral red
  • Sunset Boulevard – coral brown
  • The Jamie – mid-tone red blue

Fluidline Brow Gel Creme (£16.00)

  • Neanderthal – deep, rich brown

Pro Sculpting Cream Duo (£26.50)

  • Climax – light white highlight
  • Crevasse – taupe contour

Brow Set Clear (£14.00)

Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel (online exclusive £29.00)

Prep+Prime Natural Radiance (online exclusive £29.50)

Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator (online exclusive £22.00)

Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream (online exclusive £24.50)

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The MAC X Brandt Brothers collection is available now at Selfridges.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Kiko Limited Edition Beauty Games Collection

Posted on July 26, 2016

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Hi Guys!

The latest limited edition collection of products from Kiko Milano is now available, and this season’s theme is the Olympic Games!

KIKO MILANO’s new The Beauty Games collection is inspired by the 2016 Olympic Games. A team of unbeatable products are hitting the playing fields. The global, borderless Olympic spirit is expressed through a cosmopolitan, modern femininity, which is both sporty and elegant.

The range contains complexion-evening face bases, as well as bronzers and blushers to give skin a healthy glow. The coloured mascara lengthens and curls the lashes boosting their volume, while lips are highlighted by a bright, matte finish, and nails are decorated with original, fun nail art designs. Also, the limited-edition collection includes a professional-style brush duo and a face and eye make-up palette which can be used time and time again to create thousands of different looks.

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Starting with the Take It All Beauty Kit (£19.90) – this handy little palette contains three eyeshadows for both wet and dry use, as well as a bronzer, blush, a pencil for the waterline and lash line, an eyeshadow applicator and a small face brush – all presented in a sweet little zip around case.

The eyeshadows come in three lovely light to mid neutral shades, which include a light peachy pink shimmer, a light nude grey toned beige matte, and a mid plum toned brown matte. The bronzer and blush are also mid-toned easy to wear shades – with a lighter touch these work well on my pale complexion, but would also look really pretty on fair to mid skin tones too. The dinky little waterline and lash line pencil is a really nice addition, along with the mini brushes. The palette has a handy internal mirror and is contained in a lovely imitation saffiano leather case, which can be re-used once you’ve used up the makeup.

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Next the Colour Shadows Nail Lacquer Set (£14.90) – this set contains a silver base coat, and three mini top coat nail colours that give varying degrees of coverage – these are also designed to blend together before the manicure has completely dried. I love the yellow shade in this set, it’s really bright and just perfect for summer!

And lastly the Beauty Energy Mascara (£7.90) – this mascara promises to curl, colour and lengthen lashes with a single coat, leaving them looking both full and thick. I have shade 02 Vivid Violet which is a gorgeous electric violet purple shade. It has a really nice silicone brush – the asymmetric bristles deposit the right quantity of product at the eyelashes’ roots and then separates and defines them from the roots to the tips.

I have to say I also really love the look of the eyeliner pencils and the 3D Light & Glow Highlighters in this collection (take a look via the link below) I’d love to hear if you have any Kiko products?

The Limited Edition Beauty Games Collection is available now at Kiko.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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MAC Good Luck Trolls Limited Edition Collection

Posted on July 25, 2016

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Hi Guys, happy Monday!

MAC’s latest limited edition collection is colourful, fun, and completely crazy – introducing MAC X Good Luck Trolls…

Hair we go! The wild-haired dolls of your youth bring their rainbow tufts, bejeweled bellies and lucky charms to M·A·C Good Luck Trolls — a crazy-hued collection as silly as the creatures themselves. From Lipglass in Bubble Butt to Eye Shadow in Suns Out, Buns Out and Beauty Powder in Glow Rida…being a troll has never been so glamorous!

This is quite a large limited edition collection, to collaborate with the movie which is being released later this year. The range contains Lipsticks, Lip Glasses, Glitters, Pigments and Brushes to name but a few products. Let’s take a look at a few items in the collection –

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Starting with the Lipsticks (£17.00) – there are four shades to choose from with differing finishes. I have Can’t Be Tamed and Midnight Troll above.

  • Can’t Be Tamed – sheer lime yellow (cremesheen)
  • Sushi Kiss – mid-tone coral cream (satin)
  • Dance Off, Pants Off – frosted hot pink (frost)
  • Midnight Troll – rich blue (matte)

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Ok so I can officially say I’ve never seen any lipsticks even remotely like these before. Firstly, the packaging is neon orange, which I absolutely love, and these shades are just insane! Can’t Be Tamed is a sheer lime toned yellow, and Midnight Troll is a gorgeous intense deep blue – I actually love this!

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Next the Eye Shadows and Pigments. The Eye Shadows (£14.00) are available in five shades again with differing finishes –

  • Paradisco – bright pinky-coral with pearl (frost)
  • Black Tied – black with silver sparkle (velvet)
  • Silly Vanilly – white with very fine silver glitter (satin)
  • Suns Out, Buns Out – mustard yellow with pearl (veluxe pearl)
  • Atlantic Blue – cobalt blue (matte)

And there’s only one Pigment (£17.50) in this collection –

  • Chartreuse – frosted chartreuse green

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I have the Eyeshadow in Silly Vanilly – it’s described as a satin white with a fine silver glitter. It’s actually a really nice true white shade, but I didn’t feel there was much glitter in it though.

But the Pigment in Chartreuse – now this really is gorgeous! Fans of MAC Pigments will know the fantastic colour payoff they give, the pigment formula is also super soft and blendable, making it a joy to apply.

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Next we have the Beauty Powder (£24.00) this is available in two shades –

  • Glow Rida – soft beige sheen with extra fine gold reflects
  • Play it Proper – pastel soft pink with sparkles

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Glow Rida is a gorgeous champagne beige with a golden shimmer. This would work wonderfully well as a highlighter on both the face and body.

I’ll also just touch on the rest of the products in the collection so you know what else to expect –

Lipglass (£16.50)

  • Bubble Butt – magenta with fine pink and blue glitter
  • Twerquoise – transparent sky blue with fine pink reflect SAINT GERMAIN light, cool pink
  • Glitter Grunge – sheer berry with extra fine silver sparkle

Glitter (£17.50)

  • Fuchsia – fine fuchsia glitter

Reflects Glitter (£17.50)

  • Reflects Transparent Teal – very fine reflective teal glitter
  • Reflects Purple Duo – very fine reflective violet glitter

Chromacraze (£17.00)

  • Tease And Thank You – bright cobalt blue
  • Good Luck Locks – bubblegum pink

Brush (£38.00)

  • 187SH Duo Fibre Face Brush

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These products are just perfect for fans of bright and crazy colours – of if you’re feeling brave and want to experiment with some daring shades this summer 🙂

The Good Luck Trolls collection is available now at Selfridges.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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MAC Future Forward: Tinashe Eyes X 9 Palette

Posted on June 8, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Following on from the Dej Loaf Lipglass, next on the blog from the MAC Future Forward collaboration range is the MAC X Tinashe Eyes X 9 Palette…

Tinashe’s exclusive Eye Shadow x 9 palette of steely neutrals and simmering night shades offers you countless, well-edited colour combinations with textures from matte to satin to frost. The saturated shades are packaged in a pocket-sized compact for portability. Online Exclusive.

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This is quite a dinky little palette, easily fitting in the palm of your hand – and therefore perfect for throwing in your makeup bag or handbag. Though I do love a palette with larger pans, there’s a lot to be said for a smaller palette that’s easy to travel with! The Tinashe Eyes X 9 Palette is described as a well-edited palette of steely neutrals and simmering night shades, and this palette contains nine eyeshadows ranging from a light green shimmer to a deep purple. Eight of the shades have a shimmer or satin finish, with one, Quarry – the middle taupe shade, being matte.

  • Gleam: Barely pinked gold (Lustre)
  • Midnight Sun: Shimmering mocha (Frost)
  • Revelry: Mauvey purple grey (Satin)
  • Vulnerable: Soft pearly purple (Lustre)
  • Quarry: Soft muted plumbrown (Matte)
  • Cork: Amethyst: Deep purple with pink pearl (Satin)
  • Flame: Mint silver shimmer (VLXP)
  • All Hands on Deck: Light green shimmer (VLXP)
  • Black Water: Black with gold pearl (Veluxe)

My favourite shade out of this palette has to be Midnight Sun, it’s a beautiful warm medium brown with a lovely satin sheen finish – this is a fantastic shade to wear in the crease for a lighter daytime look.

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The Future Forward Tinashe Eyes X 9 Palette is £25.00 and available now at MAC.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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