Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Winter Nails

Winter is here and along with it are gorgeous nail colours! So I've done a run through of the top 5 shades you need this season to make your nails extra sexy. 

Also, don't forget to take advantage of the sale on our 3D silk lashes on our website. Use code FABULASH and get 15% and hey you also will rack up points for even more rewards and perks thanks to our new Rewards Program!

We are currently working hard on our lip line which is set to launch shortly in 2017, so keep following us on our social media outlets and we'll keep you posted! So now let's get into our top 5 nail polish picks for this Winter season!


Essie - Haute Tub



Chanel - Rouge Noir 18



Essie - Kimono Over


Essie - Power Clutch



NARS - Biscay Bay




So which one are you loving for this colder season? Share in the comments below and if you think there's a nail shade that needs some recognition, please let me know! And don't forget to check out our website for great holiday sales and stay tuned for our lip product launch early this 2017!

- xoxo

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Rewards Program is here!

For all of our Lady Burgundy customers and people who just love great deals, our rewards program is finally here and ready to go!
Now every time you shop on our webstore, you will get 10 points for every dollar you spend, and you can redeem these points for more amazing products! 
With our sexy lashes already available AND our lip line launching in early 2017 this couldn’t have come at a better time.  
AND for our past customers who are shaking their heads and going what about if we already made a past purchase, well don’t fret boo because we got you! Your points from those purchases have already been added to your account. So to see how many points you’ve racked up, simply create an account (you even get points for that!) and you can see all of your points and what you can redeem them for. 
Here’s a look below at where to find the rewards tab on the website and how easy it truly is to earn some points and start saving some money.




Great news or what? And our Christmas sale starts tomorrow! So what a great time to start saving some money and earning back some rewards.

This is just our way of giving back and saying THANK YOU for all of the love and support as we expand our brand.

xoxo

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Some quick Lady Burgundy updates!

Hi loves! So things have been pretty busy at Lady Burgundy headquarters with the holidays just around the corner. We have A LOT of amazing things coming your way which I will get into now. 
Also, if you do want to order any lashes and want to make sure you receive them before Christmas, be sure to order them this week and early next week if you are in North America. We always ship it out in a day or two but the post offices have been quite busy already.
So now getting into some Lady Burgundy updates, here goes:
- we have our lip line coming out in early 2017 (possibly around Feb/Mar) look out for that, we’ll have 3 different formulas! Super excited! We are currently working on the names right now. We’ll have liquid mattes, glosses/lip toppers and lip lacquers (glossy but very pigmented).
- we are starting a Rewards Program on our webstore, so for every $1 you spend, you earn points. So everytime you refer a friend, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter and it’s your birthday (yay!) we’ll reward you with some points *that NEVER expire* You can use them towards your purchases. Every 1000 points you’ll get 10% off your order! Sounds good right? AND just for signing up for our newsletter you’ll get 10% off just like that too.
- you will be able to see your rewards and how many points you’ve racked up when you sign into your account on the website.
- we do have a sale coming shortly (starts this Thursday!) where we will give you 15% off your order, so grab your favourite lashes just in time for the holidays! Keep in mind some of our lashes will go fast, so grab your favs soon.
And that’s about it for now, we’ll definitely do another update from time to time on here. If it’s snowing where you are keep warm!
 And I’m currently working on another blog post so will post that up shortly as well.

xoxo


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Glittery obsessions - Touch in Sol

If you are like me, you may love all those glitter-y makeup looks all over Instagram and Youtube... BUT the attempt at removing all of those glitter eyeshadows is enough to scare you away. And hey... there are times when the glitter doesn't stay put and gets all over your face. And then it's just a hot mess and you look like a toddler who got lose with a glitter stick. 

So then along came an amazing Korean makeup brand - Touch in Sol. Some of you may have heard of them, some not. But trust me when I say they are your solution to no mess glitter application for those sexy glitter makeup looks. I received a sample of Touch in Sol's Metallist Liquid Foil and Glitter Eyeshadow Duo in my Sephora order and I was hooked. 

This eyeshadow duo basically comes with 2 applicators - one side for the liquid eyeshadow and the other for glitter to give you some extra bling. I've never felt the need to use both, as the liquid eyeshadow part on its own looks gorgeous. But for those days when you really want to shine - you can use the 2nd applicator over and achieve an even more incredible eye look.

Currently Touch in Sol offers 5 colours in their metallic eyeshadow collection: Talia (silver), Margaret (champagne), Eldora (gold), Adelio (burgundy) and Lottie (plum). 



Talia (silver)



Eldora (gold)



Lottie (plum)



Adelio (burgundy)



Margaret (champagne)



I'm currently lusting over Eldora which is the gold shade and Sephora is actually out of stock on Talia which is the silver colour. These are all gorgeous shades and are perfect for the holidays, not to mention great stocking stuffers. The quality and the amount of product you get are great as well.

So next time you want to try out a new brand, definitely get some Touch in Sol metallic eyeshadows in your life. You won't be disappointed!

xoxo

Monday, 5 December 2016

Designer Spotlight : Anna-Karin Karlsson

So it's been a while since we did another designer spotlight, so why not sunglasses? I know, I know... it's snowing in most parts of North America now... or at least getting colder and the last thing you probably are thinking about are sunglasses. But hey, when that sun shines bright over snow... your retinas will thank me and not to mention, your style game will be way up there with a pair of Anna-Karin sunglasses on.

These babies are not for the faint of heart, they are so avant garde that I love them! Reminds me a bit of other designer sunglasses like Dolce & Gabbana.

So it wouldn't be a designer spotlight without some info on the designer themself. Anna-Karin Karlsson is a bit of a Jack of all trades to be honest. Not only is she also a lover of music and has been part of the UK underground music scene, but at 19 she started working and learning the trade of bespoke eyewear from one of the top opticians in London. That's an incredible achievement!

Her eyewear is definitely unique and can also be custom made to tailor the style and needs of her clients. She now has shops all around the world and many famous celebs rock her eyewear. She's been featured countless times on big name magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar so you know she's a pretty big deal!

In Fall of 2013, she was awarded the prestigious Fashion Award in Sweden called the Guldknappen. 

So now that you know the beauty and brains behind the operation, it's only fitting now that I show you her amazing sunglasses and eyeglasses. Share in the comments below which style you like and if you have any designers that you feel need some recognition and love, that is also great! 


























Cool styles right? I'm really loving the second last one, reminds me a bit of Celine sunglasses but with an edge. Might have to save up and grab a pair... See you all in the next blog post!


xoxo

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Holiday makeup steals!

Who doesn't love the holidays? I mean shops are decorated all festive, gorgeous Christmas trees sparkling bright and not to mention sales...

And for makeup lovers alike, the holidays are always a time to get killer deals on makeup... and lot's of makeup that is! Most of your favourite brands have cute holiday bundles all ready to go for the holidays so this is always a great time to save some money and go out and take advantage of the holidays.  I thought it was only fitting for me to go through the holiday bundles I personally am loving and looking forward to, and those that really are worth the $$$. So let's get into it shall we?




Bobbi Brown - Bobbi to Shimmer Glow Brick




Bobbi Brown's shimmer glow bricks are always loved for subtle highlighting and even as an eyeshadow topper. So when there's a palette that includes all 3 in one, you know that's a steal! The quality is amazing on these too! The perfect stocking stuffer for sure.


Marc Jacobs Beauty - Object of Desire Face and Eye Palette



These eyeshadows are gorgeous for the season and include enough light tones as well that it can used all season long. This is also a face palette combined and includes a highlight, blush and bronzer. So you can do your entire face with this baby. If you are new to Marc Jacobs products, why not give this a try?


Sephora - Confetti Set of 5 mini sponges




Make up sponges are always a necessity when it comes to applying your makeup flawlessly. But let's get real, sometimes the price for one sponge is insane! Not that I'm bagging on the Beauty Blender, I love it, but hey these 5 mini sponges for $15? Yes please! This is a great gift idea too or a great way to get a lot of makeup sponges for yourself.


NARS - Mind Game Velvet Lip Glide Set




Okay... breathe. 6 sexy lip shades by NARS. That should be enough to splurge but these colours are just so dreamy! They have some gorgeous nude shades and also some bolder lip hues for days when you're feeling a bit daring. This set is unfortunately already sold out on Sephora's website but hey sign up for that email reminder to be the first to grab it when it comes back!


Kat Von D - Everlasting Obsession Liquid Lipstick Collector's Edition




Kat Von D can do no wrong. Her eyeshadow palettes are always pigmented and gorgeous. And when it comes to matte liquid lipstick... well from the colours to the actual formula. It's all just perfection. This kit has 15 shades, is vegan friendly and has a 5 star rating on Sephora. What's not to love?


Huda Beauty - Liquid Matte Minis




4 gorgeous matte shades in mini versions. A great price and an even greater way to try out more shades for the money. I love the formulation on Huda Beauty's liquid mattes and this is a great bundle for the holidays. You can find this on Cult Beauty's website if interested!


Sunday Riley - #SquadGoals Skincare Essentials Kit




Sunday Riley is an amazing skincare which I personally love. The Ceramic Slip Clay cleanser and the Luna sleeping night oil are great for the skin. I can personally vouch for those products, and if you are looking for a great way to try more of their line, this kit is definitely for you!



Those are our holiday bundles pick for this year. If you have any great deals you want to share with us, please leave a comment below! And we'll be back soon with another blog post featuring some more new discovers in makeup. 


xoxo

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Take it off... makeup that is! (Our favourite makeup removers)

So everyone loves playing around with makeup, you know blending in that eyeshadow like it's cardio, getting that winged eyeliner to perfection and playing the wait game while baking. So when it comes to removing it all after the days done, that's a whole other battle.

I personally HATE removing makeup. I love the soft, clean feeling afterwards but the actual process of removing makeup is such a chore. You know making sure to get every last bit of foundation off, and making sure there's no eyeliner left behind. My actual worst is removing mascara... not fun. Okay so I'm sure a lot of you agree with me and have your own methods of removing makeup. But if you are looking for something new and want to up your makeup removal game, you're in luck!

Here's my personal tried and tested, and favourite methods of getting that makeup off in a cinch.

Cinema Secrets - Break it Down Waterproof Makeup Remover


This is amazing! It not only works for the blackest eyeliner you've got, but if you mix a bit with some dish soap, you've got yourself an amazing makeup brush cleaner. I usually put a bit on a cotton pad and go to work on my makeup. It manages to get even the most darkest eyeliner off and works great on mascara too. 

Biotherm - Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover


This was my all time favourite makeup remover forever! But now I have to admit... there's someone else... I'll get into my holy grail makeup remover next, but this is still amazing at removing makeup. BUT yes you do have to use a cotton pad to get every bit of makeup off. It does an amazing job, is great for sensitive skin and like Cinema Secrets makeup remover, this is also great for cleaning your makeup brushes by adding a bit of dish soap and water.

The Estee Edit (By: Estee Lauder) - Dissolve the Drama 2-in-1 Makeup Remover + Cleanser



THIS. IS. AMAZEBALLS. I'm seriously in love with this makeup remover right now! I got this as a sample in a recent Sephora order and one day with a face full of makeup... I thought what the heck let's see if it can match my Biotherm makeup remover. Well... let me tell you. Wow! I love this remover and the best part is you don't need cotton pads. Or anything for that matter! I took this liquid-y magic in my hands and went to town and the makeup just came off instantly. Not only is this a makeup remover but it's also a cleanser! I do recommend using your cleanser afterwards though to get that extra clean feeling, but my skin felt great using it on it's own as well. This is definitely my all time favourite makeup remover at the moment. If you're looking for a new product to try, get this! You will definitely fall in love. 


Watch out for my next post, where I go into the best holiday bundles by various makeup brands and which ones are really worth the $$$.  Have a great weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans! 

xoxo

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Makeup Brushes too beautiful to use!

There's always reasons to buy makeup... sometimes it's the amazing quality (well most of the time this should be the reason) and then there's the packaging that makes it so hard to resist. When it comes to makeup brushes it doesn't end. There are so many gorgeous makeup brushes out there with so many unique looks to choose from. So I'm about to make it so much more difficult for you all... sorry in advance!

I've browsed through countless beauty blogs, websites and even Pinterest to give you the low down on the most gorgeous makeup brushes available. Some of these haven't released yet and are on pre-order, while others are available for purchase right now. So let's get into it!

Harry Potter Makeup Brushes - Storybook Cosmetics



How this never was an idea before is just mind boggling but the idea to re-create makeup brushes from the wands used in the series was such an amazing idea! As a big Harry Potter fan myself this is one collection that is very hard to pass up. Currently Storybook Cosmetics is sold out and pre-orders will be available soon. There are 5 makeup brushes in this set and are all eye brushes. 

Unicorn Brushes - Unicorn Lashes UK



They first started off as a lash brand and quickly came up with a very unique makeup brush line in the form of a unicorn's horn. The idea was so popular that they received tremendous demand in the form of pre-orders! Tarte Cosmetics has since then released news of a similar looking unicorn inspired makeup brush collection however this one was definitely first and very unique with the pastel rainbow hairs.

Bold Metals Collections - Real Techniques Makeup Brushes



The mix of rose gold with anything is sure to please many. And Real Techniques came with these gorgeous metallic beauties and they were such a hit. Their makeup brushes have also been award winning and loved by many beauty lovers alike - so not only do they look beautiful but they are also well worth the money in terms of quality too.

Fairytale Collection - Girls with Attitude 



How dreamy are those purple-y bristles!? And the design of these brushes is gorgeous. This is a London based brand and individually the fluffy blending brush is a best seller but hey with brushes this gorgeous why not splurge on the entire 17 piece set?


Gun Metal Collection - Morphe Cosmetics



Morphe Cosmetics has a wide range of makeup brushes for affordable prices. The Gun Metal Collection that they launched was definitely well received. Not only are these brushes super soft but they are also very well made.


Beautifully Precise Brush Collection - ELF Cosmetics



This is one of my personal favourites. It not only is easthetically pleasing to the eye but it also is ergonomically designed to fit your hands perfectly when applying makeup... now how amazing is that? Plus they are super affordable so hey it's all win win!


Tarte Cosmetics

There's a bunch of collections that Tarte has released and they always come up with amazing designs each time. So we couldn't pick just one...


Sea Collection - Spring/Summer 2011

Tarte x Nicol Concilio Collab

Foundation Brush 





So that's the blog post for today where we went over some gorgeous makeup brushes that we were drooling over. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@ladyburgundy) to be in the know how about our latest lash releases and also some new products coming out soon!


xoxo

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Knockout Nails for any season (featuring Formula X)

Not an actual rave that's going on or anything. This isn't even a sponsored blog post. Just sending some love to Formula X for their amazing nail polishes. Chip resistant. Amazing colours. Their new Color Curators collaboration with influences in the Beauty and Fashion industry is also an amazing idea to give exposure to others. I've tried a lot of nail polishes over the years and even after paying so much I was not happy with some of the quality. I then came across Formula X products with the Huda Kattan collab (because you know I just love her!) and I literally had to get my hands on this collab. I tried all 3 colours, fell especially in love with Baroque Babe - that sexy rose gold - and I was surprised! Surprised that I'd never given this brand a chance before and at how amazing their quality of nail polishes was! These nail polishes LAST and even after doing the dishes and tapping away at my keyboard and phone... my nails still looked good!

They do have a lot of sets which include minis of various shades but I wanted to give you my opinion on the best shades for each season. So let's get into it!

Spring

Standout


Exclamation


Radical


Provocative


It's all about light colours, pastels and even nudes! So if you don't like colour a sexy natural shade can work perfectly like Standout. I find this shade is universally flattering on all skin tones. So if you are of a deeper complexion this should still look great. For pastel colours we love Exclamation, which is a stunning tea rose pink shade. And we cannot get over light purple shades like Radical. This is a beautiful light lilac shade and screams Spring is here! For those of you who love shades of baby blue - Provocative is a perfect sky blue shade that isn't too light to fade out.

Summer

I love summer nail shades, they are more vibrant, more loud and definitely colourful! Of course you can opt for a nude shade once in a while but summer screams of brightness so that's what we chose here. Riotious isn't a very dark berry shade but more like a magenta which will really give your nails a pop of colour without looking too dark for summer. And then we have a gorgeous hot pink shade like Hercules which is stunning! My personal favourite pink is Relentless which is such a stunning shade of pink and perfect for summer all season long. 

Riotious


Hercules


Relentless


Fall

Fall is definitely my favourite season for nail polish. Darker bold shades come out to play and you can get away with it too! Dark berry shades are gorgeous for Fall BUT grey tones are definitely a big hit! So we've done our best to include the perfect mix of berry and grey shades for this season. 

A+


Brainchild


Obsessed


Exquisite


Intrigue


Virtuoso


Winter

Winter is definitely the most bold for nail shades. I mean if you are following the trends that is. But the colours that are usually most popular aren't vibrant and flashy like Summer but rather tend to give an air of sophistication. When the air is cold out, you're bundled up and the tan is fading - your nails can be the saviour to adding a pop of bold colour. We love bold shades so we really had fun selecting our favourites for this season. 

Atomic

Majestic

Genius

Ignite

Huntress


So those were our seasonal favourites but we did want to include a section for nail colours that are perfect for every season and when you just don't know what shade to pick. These nail colours are super sexy and wearable with any outfit. Here's our picks:

Revved Up


Impeccable

Thrilling


So that's the rundown on our favourite Formula X nail shades. This is definitely one brand that has high quality with a great range of colours. And this post is not sponsored so yes this is my own honest opinion. Next time you're looking for new shades to try for any given season, give these shades above a try or opt for our selection of everyday shades and we promise you won't be disappointed! Until next time loves!

xoxo