Monthly archive January, 2011

Michael Kors Very Hollywood Signature Scented Ink Pen

Michael Kors Very Hollywood Signature Scented Ink Pen
I’ve taken exception to the execution of this so-called ‘ink’ pen, with ink scented with the notes of Very Hollywood. For a start, when I was at school, an ‘ink’ pen was a pen with a nib that required ink cartridges or a bottle of ink. Not a ball point pen. Any thoughts of writing... Read More

Leighton Denny Gelato Collection Spring 2011: So Bad and So Good

Leighton Denny Gelato Collection Spring 2011: So Bad and So Good
I picked out a couple of shades to try from the upcoming Leighton Denny Nail range and chose Ice To Meet You in what looked like a pearly cream colour and Lolly Pop, a vibrant pink with a drop of coral. First off, it is a very, very long time since I’ve used any Leighton... Read More

Chantecaille Spring/Summer 2011

Chantecaille Spring/Summer 2011
I went along to the launch of Chantecaille spring/summer 2011 today – some really beautiful things, including the stand out Sea Turtle Palette which will retail for £73 (ouch, I know). 5% of proceeds go to the small, but nonetheless impactful WIDECAST (The Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network) and if you think that doesn’t... Read More

Givenchy Summer 2011: Mister Radiant Reviewed and Swatched

Givenchy Summer 2011: Mister Radiant Reviewed and Swatched
I’m just obsessed with this amazing product that gives skin a sunkissed look without any signs of Tango-face. I notice on the packaging the French description reads ‘Bonne Mine Sur Mesure’, and if you remember, I was – and still am – besotted with the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine palette. Bonne Mine roughly translated means... Read More

Nailease Instant Manicure

Nailease Instant Manicure
Hmm, I’ve struggled in the past with diy nail foils and stickers – and when it comes to blow drying them to heat seal – oh, life feels to short for that! Anyway, Nailease Instant Manicures are launching into Boots in February and look set to make it a little bit easier by cutting out... Read More

Chanel Travel Make Up Palette

Chanel Travel Make Up Palette
My lovely friend Nadine surprised me with this gorgeous gift today, the beautiful Travel Make Up Palette. It’s such a gorgeous creation with three brushes tucked into a front inside pocket and a travel sized mascara that slips in to the upper section of the velvety pouch. The shades are all very wearable – there... Read More

Givenchy Summer 2011: Acid Summer

Givenchy Summer 2011: Acid Summer
I went along to the Givenchy launch today for their summer collection – somewhat bizarre to be looking at such hot and vibrant colours while tiny flakes of snow were falling from the sky, but it was a welcome burst of neon on a bitterly cold day. Nicolas Degennes, the Artistic Director of Givenchy Le... Read More