04
May 12

Poppy King Launches Lipstick Library at Space NK

I met Poppy King, Lipstick Queen, at the Space NK Blogger’s event recently. She is amazing!

 

Poppy King Launches Lipstick Library at Space NK

 

The latest in Poppy’s lipstick loveliness is this fab box set - The Lipstick Queen Liptropolis. This is volume one in The Lipstick Library – a collectible storybook series of lipstick trios. Liptropolis tells the story of Lipstick in The City! I love this! Here it is.

 

Lipstick Queen Liptropolis

Poppy King based this collection on inspiration from the 1927 Fritz Lang film “Metropolis,” and Liptropolis is all about Manhattan. The collection of three lipsticks is presented in a beautiful book-like box with Art Deco designs.

 

These are the lipsticks:

SOHO – the fashionable red

UPPER EAST – the elegant nude

CENTRAL PARK – the refined peach

 

Central Park is my favourite.

Interestingly, Poppy says that she can identify which part of town she’s in by the lipstick colours!  “You know if a subway is going uptown or downtown by the lips” says Poppy. I love that! Looking forward to Volume 2!

  Lipstick Queen Liptropolis costs £40 and is available exclusively at Space NK stores and www.spacenk.co.uk

Is Poppy King your Lipstick Queen?

Ree

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02
May 12

Diana Vickers for Very.co.uk

Last week I popped along to a special event put on by Very to celebrate Diana Vicker’s collection for Summer 2012.

Diana Vickers, who’s utterly delightful by the way, was there to perform and I had a lovely chat with her.

 

Diana Vickers

Obvz I made her have a picture taken with me!! Diana is wearing some pieces from her Very collection.

 

It’s a lovely range with really cute dresses, playsuits and separates. I had already spotted quite a few pieces I liked at the Very Spring Summer 12 Press Day. Here they are…

Diana Vickers for Very.co.uk

 

Diana Vickers for Very.co.uk
Diana Vickers for Very.co.uk
Diana Vickers for Very.co.uk

 

You can check out the collection online at Very.co.uk. Some of the pieces are actually on sale right now so you could pick up a bargain.

 Have you seen anything you like?

 Ree

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27
Apr 12

Dior Addict Extreme Incognito – The Perfect Nude

Check out Dior Addict Extreme in ‘Incognito’. It is one of the new ‘it’ shades in the brand new Dior Addict Extreme collection.

Dior Addict Extreme Incognito

 

I have found my perfect nude lipstick! Well it is Dior, so I liked it before I even tried it to be fair, but it is definitely my perfect nude lipstick!

 

 

Dior Addict Extreme Incognito

 

It has the right amount of pink, so that it doesn’t totally wash me out, and Dior call it a ‘chic, discreet greige’. I love it! It retails at £24.

Check out the rest of the Dior Extreme Addict collection here. And you can see my Lucky nails here.

Is this your kind of nude?

Ree

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24
Apr 12

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Collection 2012

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Collection 2012

You know summer is on it’s way as soon as you hear whispers about Estée Lauder’s latest Bronze Goddess launch.

I’m a serious Bronze Goddess fan. I love the limited edition fabulousness and the whole one-off feel of the special additions to the range, and my love was seriously rewarded with a knock out new Capri collection for 2012.

 

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Collection -
Pure Color Five Color Gelee Powder EyeShadow Palette Bronze Sands 
The star of the show for me was the Pure Color Five Color Gelee Powder EyeShadow Palette in Bronze Sands. It is absolutely beautiful and is set to be my new fave eye palette taking over from Estée Lauder’s Modern Mercury.
Pure Color Five Color Gelee Powder EyeShadow Palette in Bronze Sands swatched dry
The formula is has been using innovative new prisma shine technology. It is a tri-brid of a liquid, powder and gel all in one, to give the softest, most blendable shades that can be used wet or dry, depending on the level of intensity you need. You can create a gorgeous subtle day time look or really ramp it up for night time glamour. The palette will retail at £35.
Pure Color Five Color Gelee Powder EyeShadow Palette in Bronze Sands swatched dry

Other new makeup additions to Bronze Goddess include NEW Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee in Shimmering Sands, £28, NEW Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon Duo in White Sands/Molten Lava, £18, NEW Pure Color Gloss in Shimmering Mirage (£16)and NEW Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Molten Lava, £14.


NEW Bronze Goddess Capri Fragrance


New for 2012 also is NEW Bronze Goddess Capri, is a limited edition fragrance inspired by the Isle of Capri. The NEW Bronze Goddess Capri Fragrance has notes of Cassis and Mandarin, plus Lemon Leaves, Jasmine Sambac, Muguet and Peony envelop the skin like liquid gold. The final notes include Vanilla, Amberwood, Patchouli and Musk.

The cult favourite, Bronze Goddess also returns for summer 2012 for a limited time. Both fragrances will retail at £40.

The Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Collection 2012 is available nationwide and at www.esteelauder.co.uk from May 2012 and is previewing at House of Fraser from April 2012.

See anything you fancy?

Ree

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13
Apr 12

Jimmy Choo Body Cream – A Sparkling Moisturiser!

I’m a massive fan of the Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum so I was really excited when I heard they were launching The Jimmy Choo Sparkling Moisturising Cream!
The Jimmy Choo Sparkling Moisturising Cream

I’m obsessed with body cream, I’m obsessed with sparkles and guess what??! Now I am obsessed with this fabulous pot of gorgeousness!! Isn’t is beautiful?

I have already bought into the fragrance big time…

“The fragrance features green and luminous top notes with an exotic heart of tiger orchids; it leaves the skin sealed in a velvety and sensual base note featuring caramel and Indonesian patchouli.”

It’s lovely, definitely one of my faves. The packaging is absolutely divine too. The glass jar is as beautiful as the Murano inspired perfume bottle and I’m completely wowed by the pink snakeskin on the box!


The Jimmy Choo Sparkling Moisturising Cream

Now down to the body cream itself. It’s super rich and moisturising and contains shea butter to nourish the skin. It also has teeny tiny little iridescent sparkles in it which leaves your skin subtly glistening. Really lovely. The fragrance is long last lasting but not overpowering.

Basically it’s glam in a pot! Love it! I wore it  last night and felt amazing!

The Jimmy Choo Sparkling Moisturising Cream will be available from selected department stores nationwide priced at £44.

Is this Jimmy Choo wooing you?

Ree

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04
Apr 12

Clinique Runway Coral Lipstick

Ok. This is an absolutely perfect lipstick. I love it. It is the Clinique NEW LONG LAST LIPSTICK IN RUNWAY CORAL.

I love it so much, in fact, that I wore it all day yesterday with absolutely no other makeup. Not a scrap!

 

Clinique Runway Coral Lipstick

I felt like it completely brightened my pale complexion and it makes such a statement that my imperfections kind of faded into the background. The pic is instagram’d, as it were, so this is a beautified version I suppose, but you can see what a beautiful colour it is.

And here it is in the bullet…

Clinique Runway Coral Lipstick

Lush!

The Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral was Inspired by Clinique’s NEW Global Colour Artist, Jenna Menard, and her makeup for the S/S12 Karen Walker show.

 

Clinique's NEW Global Colour Artist, Jenna Menard

 

It is gorgeously creamy and moisturising, and it really stays put. I’m ashamed to say that I failed to remove it before I went to bed last night and I woke up to pretty coral lips! It definitely delivers on the long lasting promise!

Available online only from 12th April 2012 for £16.

To be amongst the first to purchase the lipstick on launch day, sign up at http://www.clinique.co.uk/JennaMenard

 What do you think to Runway Coral? Will you be clicking on 12th April?

 Ree

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30
Mar 12

BB Cream Review – Maybelline Dream Fresh BB – 8-in-1 BB Cream

I was recently introduced to Maybelline New York’s new Dream Fresh BB cream…

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Maybelline Dream Fresh BB – 8-in-1 BB Cream

It claims to deliver 8 different benefits in a single step:

  • Protects with SPF30 (love this!)
  • Oil free and non-greasy (those that find BBs too heavy will appreciate this)
  • Blurs imperfections
  • Enhances (?)
  • Brightens and creates a natural glow
  • Compliments skin tone
  • Soothes and hydrates (contains skin hydrating ingredients including glycerin)
  • Feels ultra light and fresh on the skin

I went for the Universal Glow shade – an apricot shade that promises to boost and brighten any skin tone.

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Maybelline Dream Fresh BB – 8-in-1 BB Cream
It looks super orange from the tube but it actually blends in (even to my pale skin) very well. These pics show my skin with just the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB – 8-in-1 BB Cream in Universal Glow. There is no concealer, powder, bronzer or blusher.
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Maybelline Dream Fresh BB – 8-in-1 BB Cream
I really like the result. It’s a lovely natural glowy look, and it subtly adds some well needed colour to my pale skin. It does look quite orange at first, but as you blend it, it tones in well. The ease of blending is apparently thanks to its formula which combines gel with water for extra glide.
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Maybelline Dream Fresh BB – 8-in-1 BB Cream
I think as it has the apricot colour it’s best to start with small amounts and build up if you need more. It works well under the eye area and conceals any darkness that the translucency of the delicate skin reveals.
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Maybelline Dream Fresh BB – 8-in-1 BB Cream

This is great if you’re looking for a nice natural, healthy look. But I also think it would make a great primer, especially if you’re looking to add a bit of glow and also get high sun protection if you’re foundation is lacking it.

I shall definitely be using this during the Summer and on my holidays. The non-oily finish and high SPF will be perfect for hot weather.

Available nationwide from April RRP £7.99. I think that’s a pretty amazing price for the sun protection alone!

Are you interested in BB creams? What will you be wearing on your skin this Summer?

Ree

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29
Mar 12

Pixiglow Tinkerbell Collection

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Pixiglow
I absolutely adore Pixi makeup and Pixiglow, this gorgeously cute Disney inspired collection has not let me down one bit.
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Pixiglow Tinkerbell Collection

The palette (£32)  is so cute and I have to say I am pretty addicted to the eyeshadows right now. They are so soft and flattering with exactly the right amount of shimmer. They are super buildable too, so you can go for a lovely light  look or go quite smoky.

 This is quite smoky but not heavy…

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Pixiglow Tinkerbell Collection

 

The blush gives a lovely natural glow to the cheeks.

 I also love the Pixiglow Tinker Bell Magic Tink Tint Lip (£12) – a moisturising balm that adjust to the pH levels to create your own pink – and the Pixi Glow Tinker Bell Catching Shadows Crayon (£12) – a soft shadow pencil fabulous for highlighting.

 

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Pixiglow Tinker Bell Magic Tink Tint Lip and the Pixi Glow Tinker Bell Catching Shadows Crayon

You can check out the full collection at ASOS here. It’s definitely worth a look…so much more than a pretty face!!

Have you tried any Pixi products yet?

Ree

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26
Mar 12

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres – 16 POURPRE PREVIEW

I am seriously in LOVE with this Glossy Stain from YSL - Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres in shade16 POURPRE PREVIEW. It is a mix between a gloss, a stain and a lipstick. Exciting!!
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YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres – 16 POURPRE PREVIEW
When I first looked at it, I was a tad scared because it’s such a strong shade, but I went for it and it’s so amazing it almost gives me a whole new personality!!

 

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YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres – 16 POURPRE PREVIEW
And considering it’s quite an intense colour, it is actually really rather easy to work with. I put a first fairly thin coat on and work it on with a brush and then apply another coat on top to add intensity. For super shine I go for a third coat!
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YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres – 16 POURPRE PREVIEW

It stays put really well. The first time I tried it I had an cup of tea and a sandwich and it looked untouched straight after. Yesterday I applied it and then travelled into central London for a wine tasting lesson and drank from loads of different glasses where it barely transferred. Very impressive!

I also ate a tonne of Thai fishcakes and it still looked good! Sorry I don’t usually bring food and drink so heavily into makeup posts but I feel it’s relevant here!

This is it after all that and approximately 6 hours of wear and me chewing my lips on the way home… I didn’t re-apply at all.

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YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres – 16 POURPRE PREVIEW

Not bad hey?

I’m addicted! The YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres retails at RRP £22.50, go to YSLbeauty.co.uk to check them out.

What do you think? Have you tried them yet? Do you like strong lip colour?

 Ree

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21
Mar 12

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex – Reviewed and Photographed!

I got myself super excited about the Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex because, well, I am obsessed with my wrinkles and the idea of relaxing them is one I am all about!

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Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex

However, I was even more excited about this particular product because not only does it claim to instantly reduce the appearance lines and wrinkles (in a fabbie blurry kind of way – blur is good) but also to intensely hydrate and treat the skin with a powerful cocktail of actives. The best of both worlds hey?

 

Well, I  have been using it and loving it so I thought I would show you some pics to demonstrate what it does for me…

This first photo is my lightly moisturised, naked skin. You’ll see that my wrinkles are worse on the right side of the pic and that my pores appear enlarged - hate my pores!

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Before Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex

This next photo is with the Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex applied lightly and concentrated mainly on the eye area and over the skin with enlarged pores - they are not wrinkles I know, but I hate them just as much, so wanted to see what the complex could do for that! I waited a few minutes before taking this shot.

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After Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex

As you can see, it really really smoothed the appearance of the wrinkles and really blurs out the visible pores. I think with a bit of fake tan in the summer, I’d be happy to leave it at this and go base free! Well maybe a touch of concealer here and there!

 

And just so you can see how it looks under foundation, here’s a snap of that too! This is one of my faves, Diorskin Forever which I really love. It works beautifully on top of the Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex.

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Before Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex , with foundation.

And did you know that hydrated and supple skin is more resistant to the formation of wrinkles? I had never thought about it, but it totally makes sense.

 

It’s not just the look of this product that I love, but that it is also working on my wrinkles and tone of my skin in the longer term, plus boosting my hydration levels and preventing new wrinkles. Yay!

 

Here are the key ingredients that do this:

 

  • Peptide (PAL-KTTKS) – helps to stimulate the skin’s natural repair mechanism by increasing collagen production and protecting its structure against harmful free radicals
  • Optical micro-fillers – a combination of 4 different particles of 3 sizes to give an immediate, visual reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Olay Intense Moisturisers – hydrate and plump skin helping smooth and even out its appearance
  • Niacinamide – helps strengthen skin’s barrier function and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone and reduce red blotchiness
  • Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 – help to fortify and protect the skin’s surface
  • Peptamide Y6 – a bio-peptide extracted from yeast fermentation which helps to improve skin’s elasticity by keeping it hydrated

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex costs £29.99 and because you only use a small pump, it will last a good while. But quick!! It is currently on offer at Superdrug for £19.99, so now’s the time to try it if you’re thinking about it.

 

I just love the 2 pronged attack – instant fix and long term treat! Fab!

 

Have you tried this yet? What other wrinkle blurrers do you like?

 

Ree

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