Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Designer Spotlight : Sophia Webster

Shoe lover? Forget flats... or don't! Ok wait... hold up... you're just going to get into the blog without even explaining where you were for more than a month?!

I apologize my readers! I missed you all, *virtual hugs* all around!

I actually am in the midst of a huge business venture and you all will be informed soon enough. And I know you will love it. Now let's get back to the post shall we?

Sophia Webster. She's like my new obsession. Her shoes are just AMAZING! And if you follow me on Instagram or any other social media outlet you might have noticed the posts for the past few days are always showcasing her footwear. So I thought why not include a blog post about it, where I can go gaga about it AND include an unlimited amount of amazing pictures to show you all what I'm talking about!

So... Sophia Webster is a London based shoe designer who launched her amazing footwear line in September 2012. Currently her website www.sophiawebster.com offers International shipping so you can definitely check out the amazing collection and styles she has to offer. From heels to flats, she has it all and also offers shoes for the young fashionistas. 

Sophia's footwear is fun, quirky and definitely a head turner. See for yourselves as I share some of my favourites from her collection below:

Aren't they just gorgeous? Like all of them? So keep watching the blog and social media outlets for the next post. Which I promise will be sooner rather than later! And to all those celebrating have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays to everyone!


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Holiday Collections 2015 - the best in makeup

So with November almost coming to an end (crazy how fast time is flying by!) it's now safe to say Christmas is right around the corner. And with holidays - there are always amazing makeup holiday collections to take advantage of. So which ones are selling like hotcakes? Which ones are definitely an amazing deal? Well you've come to the right place my dear. We're going to break down the most popular ones and the ones worth the splurge. Also - perfect gift ideas for that makeup junkie in your life or someone who is new to the makeup world.

So let's get to it, shall we?

Too Faced - Le Grand Chateau (Christmas in Paris) 2015

This set is not only a great deal but an actual visual treat as well. It comes in the form of a Parisian Chateau and includes:

- 18 x 0.04 oz Eye Shadow in Amour, Fleur, Je t'aime, Moi, Cheri, Tout Sweet, Pot Du Crème, Fifi, Le Femme, Bonjour, Merci, Oui, Le Marais, Rendezvous, Provence, Parfait, Tres Chic, Noir 
- 2 x 0.38 oz Bronzer in Jolie - 2 x 0.19 oz Blush in Mademoiselle, Tres Fab - 0.17 oz Better Than Sex mascara (deluxe size) - 3 x Step by Step Glamour Guide

NARS - Steven Klein Collaboration One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette 2015

So Steven Klein collabed with Nars this holiday season and an amazing cheek palette was born. Klein is a pretty famous American photographer who has worked with big names such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton. 

This palette contains:
- 2 x 0.12 oz Contour Blush in Paloma (I), Paloma (II) 
- 0.29 oz Bronzing Powder in Laguna 
- 4 x 0.12 oz Blush in Robotic, Blasphemy, Luster, Dolce Vita

Kat Von D - Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette 

With a wide range of colours - this eyeshadow palette is a steal with so many options to create amazing eye looks all season long. These contain 24 unique and bold eyeshadows that are pigmented, creamy and sure to please!

This palette contains: 

- 24 x 0.04 Eye shadow in Muse (lilac purple), Echo (purple glitter), Dark Wave (deep navy), Synth (electric blue), Hyperballad (sea blue), Lemmy (grass green), Misfit (kelly green), Vinyl (neon green), Legend (golden yellow), Fran (deep mustard yellow), Analogue (burnt orange), Harpsichord (metallic bronze), Rewind (aubergine), Destroyer (bright strawberry), Swoon (fuchsia), Love (shimmery rose), Anthem (purple), Vox (chocolate brown), Moulder (butter yellow), Noble (nude), Skulls (iridescent pearl), Black Metal (matte black), Lyric (white pearl), Strutter (taupe) 

Josie Maran - Whimsical Wonder Argan Oil Color Essentials

If you're not typically a big makeup fan but skincare is where your interest lies then this set is for you! Each product in this kit contains argan oil which helps keep your skin hydrated, soft and nourished all winter long. Yes it does contain makeup items but mostly focuses on illuminating the skin from within.

This set contains: 

- 0.5 oz 100% Pure Argan Oil Light 
- 0.16 oz Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Beach Sand 
- 0.095 oz Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée 
- 0.17 oz Argan Black Oil Mascara 
- 0.23 oz Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer 

Too Faced - Le Grand Palais

Another Too Faced holiday set that is super cute to look at and has an amazing array of makeup items!

This set contains: 

- 3 x 0.07 oz Eye shadow in White Christmas, Satin Sheets, Vintage Lace 
- 15 x 0.06 oz Eye shadow in Delightful, Moon on Their Wings, Cobblestone, City Lights, Dreamlight, String of Lights, Yule Log, Wish List, Arc de Triomphe, Belle Femme, Stiletto, Eiffel, Midnight in Paris, Champs Elysees, Party Dress 
- 2 x 0.08 oz Blush in Stardust, Skyline 
- 0.08 oz Luminizer in Flush 
- 0.08 oz Bronzer in Sun Bunny 
- Step-by-step glamour guides 

Sephora - Lashstash 

Mascara junkie? Well look no further! This set contains the hottest mascara brands to try plus an eyelash curler from Tarte! Sephora is known for releasing great holiday sets and this one is a great one to splurge on.

This set contains: 

- 0.1 oz Benefit Roller Lash Mascara 
- 0.08 oz Blinc Mascara 
- 0.20 oz Buxom® Lash Mascara 
- 0.002 oz Hourglass Cosmetics 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner 
- 0.51 oz Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Blacquer 
- 0.13 oz MAKE UP FOR EVER Mascara in Smoky Extravagant 
- 0.12 oz NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon 
- 0.01 oz Tarte best in faux extending fibers 
- Tarte picture perfect™ eyelash curler 
- 0.17 oz Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara 
- 0.06 oz Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils

MAKE UP FOR EVER - Artist Plex-Gloss Collection

If you're a lipgloss lover like who isn't really? Then this set will be really hard to pass up. It contains gorgeous nudes, berries and pink shades perfect all year long. This set contains 12 super glossy lipglosses that promise at least 5 hours of wear before re-applying.

This set contains: 
- 12 x 0.23 oz Artist Plexi-Gloss in Pearly Light Beige, Brown Beige, Sweet Pink, Pop Pink, Fuschia Pink, Pearly Golden Pink, Orange Coral, Orange, Red, Pearly Plum, Burgundy, Lilac

Sonia Kashuk - Fall 2015 Brush Set LE

Well if makeup tools are what you need - then Sonia Kashuk has designed these stunning makeup brushes for Fall 2015. Not only do they include the brushes most widely used for any makeup look, but they are gorgeous to look at as well!

Tarte - Light of the Party Collector's Makeup Case

This is an amazing deal by Tarte and is limited edition like the rest of the collections above. 

The collection contains:
  • 30 x 0.024 oz Eyeshadow in Sugar Cookie, In A Flurry, Fizz The Season, It’s Snow Time, Eggnog, What A Wonderful Pearl, Miracle Of Light, Rum Pum Pum, Tartetini, Baby It’s Gold Outside, Peach On Earth, Come What Grey, Under The Mistle-Taupe, Ring-A-Ling, Fireside Chat, Party Favored, Gingerbread Mansion, Chrome For The Holidays, Sleigh Watch, Mulled Wine, Cocoa What Fun, Black Velvet, Haute Chocolate, Midnight Kiss
  • 0.20 oz Bronzer
  • 0.20 oz Blush
  • 0.155 oz Highlighter
  • 0.13 oz Lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara (deluxe)
  • Double-ended eyeshadow brush (travel-size)
  • Collector’s case with dazzling sequins, an oversized mirror, and a zipper closure

NARS - Steven Klein Collaboration Killer Heels 

This is another NARS and Steven Klein collab and contains Five shrunken lipsticks, in Little Darling (an iridescent beige), Mayflower (a sheer, shimmering raspberry), Joyous Red (a gold-flecked rust), Jungle Red (a semimatte bright red), and Fire Down Below (a semimatte pure blood red). So if you are a lipstick lover and want to try multiple shades then this set is the way to go!

Colourpop Cosmetics 

Blitzed Eyeshadow Gift Set

This set contains:
  • Valley Girl, That Girl, Party Girl, Thirsty Girl, Roller Girl, Fan Girl

  • Fauncy Creme Gel Set

    This set contains:
    Bustier, Frill, Polar & Soiree

    Vixen Lippie Stix Set

    This set contains: 6 Gorgeous Lippie Stix
    Last call, Night Owl, Jingle, Plastics, 54, Ruffle

    So Colourpop Cosmetics gives you 3 different gift set options to choose from. Whether you opt for their lippie stix, creme gel eyeshadows or their super sparkly eye shadows - the choice is yours.

    So this post has been quite long and covers only some of the great deals this holiday season has to offer. But we've done our best to give you the ones we truly are lusting after!


    Saturday, 7 November 2015

    Lovely Lippies (for Fall & Winter)

    We covered nail polishes that are trending for this season but with so many lipstick options, where's a girl to begin?! Well that's where we come in! We'll be covering the hottest, most pigmented and in trend lipsticks for this Fall and Winter season. We are positive that the colours mentioned in this post will have you running to your nearest makeup stores to snatch them up! And with Sephora having their VIB and Rouge sales right now - how is this not the best time?

    All of these colours are currently available and are not limited edition lipsticks so don't fret if they are currently out of stock - because rest assured they will be back. Now if you are someone who loves to wear nudes and light shades - then this post will scare you silly. Let's face it - Fall and Winter seasons are perfect to get adventurous and daring with your lip looks and get away with it! And trust us! These shades are beautiful and flattering on any women!

    ColourPop Cosmetics - Bichette

    Love the colour. This deep dark - berry red is perfection.

    MAC - Heroine

    Once was supposed to be a limited edition shade is now permanent! And is the perfect purple shade for Fall.

    Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick - Sad Girl

    Contrary to the name - I doubt we'll be sad wearing this gorgeous purple shade.

    NARS - Scarlett Empress

    This is a reddish berry shade that is perfect for Fall. So vampy!

    MAC - Rebel

    This is a great colour that isn't as dark and has a touch of pink to it. It's perfect for fair complexion makeup lovers as it's not too overpowering.

    NARS - LIV

    This is a gorgeous brownish red - purple shade that one of our favs for the season.

    MAC - Dark Side

    If you're a MAC lover or just want to give some dark shades a try, check out Dark Side. Super hot for this season.

    NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream - Copenhagen

    This one is definitely hard to get your hands on because it's such a well loved colour. We're still on the hunt so it definitely makes it to the list of hottest colours for the season.

    Bite Beauty - Elderberry

    Gorgeous berry shade. Goes on smooth and creamy - very buildable.

    Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick - Vamp

    Well... the name of the lipstick pretty much sums it up... the ultimate vampy colour. Plus it's matte!

    Dose of Colors - Berry Me

    This is a bit more wearable for those of you who are scared of darker shades. It's a gorgeous berry shade and goes on matte. 

    ColourPop Cosmetics - Guess

    This is pretty dark but we had to include for our daring makeup lovers out there. It's a deep dark almost black - violet. And we love it.

    Wednesday, 4 November 2015

    Fierce Nails for Fall (and Winter)

    So if you follow us on all social media outlets... or at least one (come on!) then you know we've been posting a lot of sexy nail colours for Fall. And if you are totally lost... well don't fret because this post covers the hottest colours for the season and pretty much throughout the cold months ahead.

    If you follow any fashion related posts or are pretty much on trend when it comes to all things beauty then you might already know that this year - Pantone named Marsala the colour for 2015. It's pretty much a fusion of a deep red and dark brown. And it's gorgeous if I must say so myself.

    But when it comes to the cooler months up until Spring hits us once again, darker colours are pretty much in. So if you hate black or deep browns - well that's fine, because dark red, deep purples, dark green and even navy are all spot on when it comes to nails. I'll do a separate blog post soon talking about the lip colours that are trending right now and will also make some recommendations of amazing colours to try out.

    Right... so where were we... NAIL POLISH! Here's a rundown of our favourite colours by various brands. Of course these colours are pretty dupeable and can be found at alternative prices. Remember more pricey doesn't always mean better quality. If there's a brand of nail polishes you love - chances are the colours mentioned here are probably sold by them as well - or close enough.

    BUT yes let me warn you - some of these colours are so gorgeous and might just give you an excuse to shop the brand or at least give them a shot!

    Essie - Don't Sweater It

    A sexy dark nude which is perfect for those who don't like playing around with dark reds or any sort of colours. A dark nude is perfect for the colour conscious woman.

    MAC - Purple Majesty

    This colour is like a super dark purple that is just too sexy to pass up.

    Essie - Bobbing for Baubles

    When black just won't cut it but you still wanna go dark. This very dark - almost black grey colour is super hot!

    Chanel - 18 Rouge Noir

    This. Deep dark red colour - it's just gorgeous!

    OPI - Warsaw

    Reds and purples are gorgeous but for a little change - a dark blue - NAVY nail polish is a great way to change it up!

    Essie - Going Incognito

    Dark green! What else can we say? This colour is just everything.

    OPI - Casino Royale

    Berry shades are in whether its lips or nails. This shade is not as dark as the others mentioned but is super flattering for Fall and Winter nonetheless.

    Zoya - Marnie Marsala

    I mean come on - Marsala is the Pantone colour of the year... so of course on the nails it's not only super nice but also on trend.

    OPI - Vant to bite my neck?

    A dark purple is always a good idea. Enough said.

    Chanel - 219 Black Satin

    When you're brave enough to wear black or even just do nude nails with black tips. This is a great colour for the colder months.