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ANNY Elena and the Unicorns swatched

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Unicorns are hot. There’s so much hype about them. They are cute too. So, it’s no surprise 🙂 This nail polish collection by ANNY is yet another link in the long chain of unicorn stuff getting thrown at us at every corner 🙂 Who’s Elena? I don’t know. It’s a fairytalish name. There’s a book called ‘Elena and the Unicorn’ (unicorn in single person), but there’s nothing, really, that’s called Elena and the Unicorns (in […]

Givenchy Striking Night Lights holiday 2017 swatched

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Holiday collections are in, and even if you are not celebrating this upcoming holiday season, why don’t you stack up on some pretty shades and cute limited editions? 🙂 The first holiday collection I’m looking at this season is Striking Night Lights by Givenchy. Striking Night Lights? Sounds good and just right for the holidays. Or parties, for that matter 🙂 We’ll see how exactly striking those lights by Givenchy are going to be. Givenchy […]

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother and Giorgio Armani Crema Nuda

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I’ve told you many times about the colour and care trend in makeup. It’s been going on in all planes and territories – in nail colour (and care), lip colour (and care), all over the place. And you know how I’m mostly skeptical about these type of products, because once you try to do two things at the same time, it doesn’t always work so well. You do remember, how to me, Lip Lover by […]

OPI Iceland fall/winter 2017 swatched

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What do we know about Iceland? Iceland is a Nordic island state with subarctic climate that’s similar to the Alaska Peninsula climate. It’s located on the juncture of North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik. Anyway… my geography lesson is over here, don’t you worry. To cut the long story short, our image of Iceland is mostly of a Northern European, Scandinavian country with pretty cold weather and beautifully stern and […]

Halloween makeup and manicure ideas 2017 with Urban Decay Electric eye palette

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You’re ready for Halloween? Not celebrating Halloween? Ready to party then? 🙂 If you come to think of it, Halloween makeup and manicure and just party makeup and manicure have a lot in common. Here’s how. What is the most popular or common path to take, when in comes to Halloween makeup and manicure? Dark, sultry, smoky. Right? Well, what’s the most popular or common way to make up, when you are going out? Uh-huh 🙂 […]

Chanel Coco Codes spring/summer 2017 swatched

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This collection is a big difference. In the middle of all the summer frenzy with the brightest possible shades splashed all over us and candy pastel colours intrusively trying to make their way on our lids and lips and nails in spring, Chanel Coco Codes is like a breeze proving that one can be elegant at any time. And that there’s a reason why Chanel, of all brands, is the creator of quintessential and iconic […]

Deborah Lippmann Cool for the Summer summer 2017 swatched

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Cool for the Summer? Yes, please, I want some cool pretty much every summer, unless it’s a cold summer, to begin with, of course 🙂 Although, when I look at this quartet – that is, four shades – I don’t see anything cool. Instead I see warm, warm and then some, hot even. Well, on the second thought, there’s a little bit of a breeze in one of the nail colours, the lightest one. This […]

Givenchy La Palette Glacee holiday 2015 and Givenchy Nudes Nacres holiday 2016

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All the holiday collections and editions are about to come our way any minute now. Are already coming our way, actually. And it makes me think about the most puzzling experience of the past two holiday seasons I’ve had. This experience had something to do with the two eye palettes by Givenchy. La Palette Glacee Nuances Glacees from their holiday 2015 Le Nuances Glacees collection Givenchy Les Nuances Glacees holiday 2015 swatched and Nudes Nacres Shimmering Nudes eye […]

CND New Wave spring 2017 swatched and CND Stickey Base

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This collection is called New Wave. Let’s see what it’s all about. As we know, new wave is one of rock music genres and variations. It was hot in the late seventies and up to mid eighties. Ok, that’s that, but what does it have to do with this nail colour collection by CND? I dare say, this collection is more about that time, when new wave rocked, than about new wave music proper. When […]

Makeup and manicure trends fall 2017

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Here’s what I’m noticing looking at all the fall collections. Brows are on. Definitely. I don’t know whether and how much exactly you like to shape your brows or use brow makeup products, but if you do, you are ever so lucky right now. Then again, if you’ve never thought much about brows, it’s a good time to start, because there are even more brow products on the market than usual at the moment. You […]