Month: December 2015

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD305 swatched

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Inspired by my very pleasant experience with Festive Camelia holiday palette by Shiseido, although Shiseido products usually don’t work for me, I try here their Lacquer Rouge that I was given as a bonus, when I got the holiday eye palette 🙂 It’s always nice to get presents on holiday season and at any other times. Especially as New Year is still to come.   Lacquer Rouge by Shiseido is a liquid lip colour. Depending […]

Shiseido Festive Camelia palette holiday 2015 swatched

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You know what, usually Shiseido makeup and myself are as mismatched as it’s humanly possible. Shiseido is perfectly fine in terms of quality, it just doesn’t work for me. There’s something about it and me, where we just don’t click. It’s a love story that’s never meant to be. And it’s a pity, because they have some shades that other brands generally don’t. Bolder and artsier shades. Still, sometimes I see things by Shiseido that […]

ANNY Industrial Look in Soho collection swatched

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Industrial look in Soho… Ok. Presupposes something artsy and edgy. Especially as all the names of shades in this collection by ANNY have something to do with art. I look at the six of them that comprise the collection and see…   Some mauves, some nudes and one rather sublime glitter. There’s really only one bright shade here – a plum. Well, I guess ANNY has a different view of Soho. Let’s take a closer […]

Make Up For Ever Artist Eye Studio palette holiday 2015 swatched

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Make Up For Ever is one of those professional brands that are ever so good at putting together ready-to-wear palettes. With holidays not knocking at our door, but already inside and settled comfortably, such palettes often come in handy. I mean, if we’ve prepared beforehand for the big days, like Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Year Eve and… yeah, it’s overwhelming, just too much. So on those days in between the actual holidays, […]

Christmas, New Year and holiday makeup and manicure

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Every year, when this time comes, when holiday season is on, we’re full of anticipation, we’re caught in a whirlpool of discussions, gift ideas, shopping lists, snow – if we get lucky :-), nice thoughts, friends and family, picking clothes to wear on all those times we’re going out… by the way, what makeup and manicure are we doing? I mean, it’s exciting to think about it and pick, but with all the preparation there’s […]

Estee Lauder Give Every Shade holiday 2015 swatched

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Isn’t makeup a great kind of present? Aren’t you happy when someone gives you makeup for holidays? Ever so much? Not so much? Not always? Uh.   Seemingly, makeup should be a welcome gift for everyone who uses it. But it’s not all that simple. We’re all so different. Everyone uses makeup in their own way, has some favourite shades and textures and looks and products and… So, the great advantage that is giving makeup […]

Bobbi Brown The Sterling Nights Collection holiday 2015 swatched

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To get a full picture of the holiday makeup plane we have to see what Bobbi Brown has to offer. Before we do, I want to say I like this collection name – Sterling Nights. Pretty cool 🙂   And I like the packaging. Classy matt black boxing with silver lining and lettering. Lacquer black packaging. Signature Bobbi Brown holiday heraldic logo theme. It all looks ever so good and elegant. I’m very very happy […]

Dolce & Gabbana The Essence of Holiday 2015 swatched

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Pre-holiday season continues with this collection by Dolce & Gabbana. I want to say first that I love the name. The Essence of Holiday. It’s a good reference to Dolce & Gabbana perfume – a new richer and stronger version of The One called The One Essence – that is good marketing. But it also makes us think about what holidays really are. What’s behind all these frills and trimmings, all the décor and hustle […]

Lancome holiday 2015 swatched

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Holidays! It’s holiday time! Here it is, the glorious holiday season. And yet another holiday collection. This time around by Lancome. For starters, I love their promo photo. Have you seen it? I mean, it’s not like it’s something super fresh and new. But I kind of like the girl in her red evening gown sitting on a pile of presents. We did see a version of that by Estee Lauder last year, I believe, […]

YSL Holiday Look 2015 Kiss & Love swatched

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Kiss & Love, huh? When I look at all the products in this collection, well, all but nail polish, I realize Kiss & Love is meant literally here by YSL. Just look at all these kisses. So far the only connection I see to holiday season here is red and gold, which is the signature holiday season combination. Before I draw any further conclusions though, I want to take a closer look at all the […]