Thursday, 29 July 2010

YSL beauty bomb.

Suddenly, I have all this Yves Saint Laurent beauty love, so I'm going to condense it all into one juicy post for your viewing pleasure.

Firstly, I have found my best-ever mascara in the form of Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils in "Noir Radical", £21.50. I have achieved good results with Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara and Dior DiorShow Extase, although neither compare to this YSL baby. The formula is luxuriously thick and creamy yet doesn't clump, the colour the most intense black around, the brush sumptuous in size  -  plus the packaging is ridiculously sleek and glamorous:



 Also  -  a first for mascara, I've found  -  the product smells wonderful, a fresh and slightly citrus-y scent, very similar to that of the brand's Top Secrets Flash Radiance Skincare Brush.

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Secondly, I am now working in very close proximity to this beautiful creature in giant cardboard poster form and it pleases me greatly:


Although Karlie Kloss' face is oh-so compelling, you may also notice her nails, a French manicure painted in two colours from the new YSL "Rock and Baroque" nail collection. Unsure about how to apply such a creation? Invade the YSL beauty counter in Selfridges in London from 5th-18th August and visit their pop-up nail bar, where a beauty specialist from the brand will give you a "Rock and Baroque: manicure for £15, the cost of which is redeemable against all YSL products.

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Oh, man. Yves Saint Laurent beauty is just too beautiful.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Sale splurge.

May or may not have accidentally bought a beautifully structured lingerie set from Agent Provocateur the other day. See the top half in all its architectural glory below:


Image Source: Agent Provocateur

It was on sale! And in my size! I had to.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Scuba-dupa.

I'm jetting off to Lake Como, Italy, in September with some girlfriends, and so I'm on the lookout for a beautiful piece of swimwear. This neoprene bright blue bustier bikini by Lisa Marie Fernandez is oh-so tempting, and currently in the Net-a-Porter sale for £275 £110 and it just happens to be in my size...


... What's a girl to do?

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

New poll + Kabiri.

Vote away, people! I want to know all about your favourite autumn / winter '10 trends.

Also, I had my induction today for my new job working at the Kabiri concession in Selfridges. The brand  -  which sells jewellery  -  is ridiculously cool, selling a variety of individual designers from all over the world. Stocking fashion, costume, and fine jewellery, with prices that range from £20 to £70,000 (yes, that's the correct number of zeros), there's something in this place for everyone.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Paradoxal.

The new Chanel nail polish, "Paradoxal", hits beauty counters on 13th August. A dark violet / grey colour with a subtle shimmer, this shade is like a night-time version of "Particuli√®re". Wear it with the pared-down muted chic of autumn / winter '10 to add a touch of glamour to your look.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Dior couture delight.

One of the most intriguing trends of autumn / winter '10 is the strong presence of colour usually reserved for spring / summer. The Dior a / w '10 couture show was a stunning example of such visuals, with grand designs in a rainbow of colours set against a fiery floral backdrop:


Images Source: Style.com

Friday, 9 July 2010

Fake fur reigns.

Having further familiarised myself with the autumn / winter '10 trends in this month's Vogue, I just had to make a quick post in homage to the Chanel collection. The abundance of fake fur injects this season with a serious shot of arctic old-school glamour, plus the enormous real iceberg on the runway surpassed the audience's expectations of drama from Karl Lagerfeld: