Month: November 2016

ANNY Miami Nice (It Girl on Flamingo Road) swatched

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Again we’re talking ANNY, which means we’re talking nail colour 🙂  The collection is called Miami Nice. Nice is definitely the key word here. There’s something really nice about the whole thing. I mean, pink is nice. Flamingo is nice. Matt finish is nice. This collection’s slogan is Miami City of Flamingo, a Vision in Pink. It’s not like matt nail colour is something new. We’ve discussed already how the whole matt thing started in […]

Clinique new launches (lips) – Pop Glaze, Pop Lacquer and Sweet Pots swatched

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Clinique has been firing out those lip colour launches of late, really firing out, I mean, not limited editions or something but full on ranges. And they keep doing it. Cream colour, sheer colour, liquid colour, lip balm, now they are going into the whole matt territory. It’s almost too much too fast. Still, I’m trying to figure it all out here, decipher the ranges, see what they are for and whether I like any […]

Givenchy Audace de l’Or holiday 2016 swatched

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Judging by the name of this collection by Givenchy, we can expect a lot of gold here. Or else, Audacity of Gold, I guess 🙂 This collection is very compact the way Givenchy collections usually are. That is, it’s small and there are only three items in it: a powder, an eye quad and a lipstick. Audace de l’Or is my first holiday collection of the year – Guerlain will be next – and I’m […]

MAC Limited Edition Photographs by Helmut Newton collection swatched

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Makeup brands and fashion photographers collaborations are getting big and numerous these days. Here’s one by MAC which is a little bit different in a way that Helmut Newton, whose photography is the centerpiece in this collection design, who did photography for Vogue and Playboy and was famous for erotic, heightened and staged photography, died in 2004. So, this collection is not as much collaboration as it is an homage honouring the work of this […]

Deborah Lippmann After Midnight fall 2016 swatched

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Remember I told you about how dark manicure is all the fashion this season? In case you want more detail, please, see here Darker than dark manicure fall 2016 trend.  Pretty much, the shades that are hot right now are so dark they are almost off black. As long as they are off black, they can be anything – green, purple, brown, blue, red, whatever. That’s the trend, which to me, personally, is no fun at all. […]

Pink makeup and manicure trend holiday 2016

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Pink is not nearly traditional for holiday season. This holiday season 2016/2017 though pink is invading new territories. Luxury makeup brands have been dipping their toes in pink river on holidays for a while now. This season is different though. There’s a distinct pink mood hovering over those holiday makeup collections. Chanel did it big time, Sephora holiday 2016 collection packaging is all pink. Dior and Guerlain did it to an extent. And who knows […]