25 September 2011
Yet another gorgeous A/W collection to show you! 17 was never a brand I'd explored much but this year they've had some fabulous collections - from the feminine Vintage Love to the bright and vibrant Miami Pop collection. This Autumn sees yet another stand out collection from 17. The matching metallic range includes three eyeshadow trios and three nail polishes, all based on colours from the Autumn/Winter 2011 catwalk for an on-trend makeover.
17 Trio Eyeshadow in Vengeance - £5.49
This beautiful trio contains aubergine, taupe and muted silver shades to create a more dark and dramatic look. I love a touch of plum so I'll be reaching for this palette for evenings out.
17 Trio Eyeshadow in Enraged - £5.49
This is my favourite trio, I was smitten from first swatch! The gorgeous selection of warm caramel, rich gold and deep chocolate eyeshadows are the ultimate shades to create a beautiful smokey eye. This trio offers amazing quality for just £5.49. The shadows are incredibly pigmented, ever so soft and a dream to blend!
17 Trio Eyeshadow in Broken Hearted - £5.49
Beautiful shades of green adorned the couture catwalk so if you want to create glossy jewel like shimmer on your eyes, this trio of emerald, smokey teal and silver will do the job perfectly.
17 Fast Finish Nail Varnish - £2.99
L-R: Fury, Sulk & Revenge
These nail polishes are the ultimate shades for Christmas time. Whether you want dramatic gilded nails, a flash of aubergine or metallic teal, these polishes will create the perfect party nails.
24 September 2011
For all the fellow beauty addicts out there, you will be well aware of the latest buzz in the beauty world surrounding monthly beauty boxes. The latest to launch is Boudoir Privé, an online members-only beauty club made to help people discover and try high end beauty brands and products from the comfort of their homes.
How it Works
For a subscription fee of £10 a month you can expect to receive 5-6 deluxe size samples each month. Delivery is free and you can cancel anytime you like. It's as simple as that!
The website is absolutely gorgeous. Feminine, romantic and luxurious, Boudoir Privé is exactly to my taste. The beauty box which arrived didn't disappoint. The pastel pink box emblazoned with the black Boudoir Privé logo looks classically elegant and all the hidden delights inside are beautifully presented. Each box is accompanied by a Boudoir Privé Les Indispensables leaflet which provides details and tips on the samples featured inside the box.
Included in the box:
23 September 2011
Clinique's A/W offering showcases the The New Black, a colour collection inspired by a cult classic. What began in 1971 as simply a new Clinique lip gloss shade, the Black Honey colour instantly became a success. In 1989 when Black Honey – originally packaged in a pot - was later launched as an Almost Lipstick, no one realised the incredible impact it would have. During the decades that followed, Black Honey has changed formulas but the iconic berry shade remains. Legions of devoted women have turned it into a serious cult favorite and it has quickly evolved into a modern classic. Today, a single lip colour has inspired an entire collection featuring violet and berry hues for the eyes, lips and cheeks; The New Black is flattering on all skin tones and ultra- wearable for a completely feminine look.
I adore this palette as it contains all my favourite shades in one convenient place. Both highly pigmented and easy to blend, the palette offers all the shades you need to create the perfect daytime smokey eye.
Packaged in sleek limited edition silver packaging, this mascara delivers intense, glamorous lashes in an instant. This was my go-to mascara whilst on honeymoon and made false lashes unnecessary for a night out. If you want long, voluminous lashes this mascara is the one!
This dual-ended lip product delivers two doses of the flattering shade Black Honey - Almost Lipstick for a soft dewy finish or Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 for a high shine finish. The Black Honey shades look a little intimidating but once applied give a beautiful gentle wash of berry, perfect for Autumn!
Top - Long Last Glosswear
Bottom - Almost Lipstick
Bottom - Almost Lipstick
Which A/W collections are you loving?