Saturday, 23 August 2014

First impressions: Far Away Gold by Avon...

Far Away is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women. First introduced in 1994, it has been Avon's #1 best-selling fragrance worldwide for many years. An astounding 1500+ bottles of this intoxicating sweet floral are sold every hour around the world. 

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this beautiful classic, Avon announces a special edition, Far Away Gold.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

NOTD: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in S-Teal A Base...

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in S-Teal A Base is a muted teal colour. In the bottle you can clearly tell that the polish has a shimmer to it. However, as you can see in my photo, on the nail the polish looks like a regular crème from even a foot or so away as the shimmer is so slight.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Do the locomotion: the All Aboard collection by China Glaze...

  • Stop That Train — rust red shimmer
  • Loco-Motive — gunmetal and red glitter
  • One Track Mind — navy blue creme
  • Well Trained — dark turquoise creme
  • Mind the Gap — olive shimmer
  • What Are You A-Freight Of — dark brown creme
  • Lug Your Designer Baggage — brown creme with gold flecks
  • Conduct Yourself — oxblood creme
  • Nice Caboose — raspberry glitter
  • All Aboard — purple creme
  • Choo-Choo Choose You — purple/gray smoky shimmer
  • Don’t Get Derailed — gray creme

[credit: Chic Profile]

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Party poppers: the Pop Top collection by China Glaze...‏

China Glaze reveals a surprise new release for the new season; the Pop Top Fall 2014 Collection which features eight shades of polish and two sets. There are two shades with an opaque finish - one in dark burgundy red and the other one in white - whilst the other shades are glitters which are meant to give you a pop of color and are designed to be applied on top of the opaque polishes.

  • Heart of Africa: Shimmering deep red
  • White on White: Crisp white crème
  • Pizzazz: Twinkling multi-dimensional glitter blend
  • Fairy Dust: Delicate silver sparkle topcoat
  • Luxe & Lush: A high octane flaky topcoat
  • Your Present Required: Multi-sized and multi-colored glitter
  • I Pink I Can: Multi-sized pink glitter
  • Techno: Glitter confetti polish

[Credit: Chic Profile]

Saturday, 9 August 2014

After the fame: Eau De Gaga EDP by Lady Gaga...‏

“inspired by the adventurous woman and the man who loves her" - Lady Gaga

EAU DE GAGA is an enigmatic scent, fusing daringly diverse elements to create a beguiling allure. The fragrance is built around a beautiful heart of white violet, an intoxicating flower that fuses male and female attractions. To counterbalance this opulent woody-floral intensity, the scent opens with an invigorating burst of sparkling lime that exudes dynamic vibrancy. And it evolves into a sensual trail based on leather, adding a primal quality to the scent.

The singer described Eau de Gaga on Twitter as a clean fragrance composed of the three things she uses every day: sparkling water, lime and leather.

Friday, 8 August 2014

It's the great pumpkin: Peanuts Halloween 2014 collection by OPI...‏

OPI Peanuts Collection

Well this is a nice surprise; OPI have released promo pics for their Halloween collection... and the annual four colour range will be available in full sized bottles, as well as the usual set of mini bottles.
OPI's Halloween collection's have never wowed me before - I picked up the 2012 set cheap for the included decals , but the colours were just, as they mostly are, existing shades repackaged - but this year's range does seem fun. True the crème shades aren't anything exciting, but the two glitter shades don't immediately bring any of their other shades to mind as being dupes.

I think I'll buy the mini set and if I like the glitter shades I might go on to buy one of those too.

OPI Little Peanuts OPI Peanuts Collection

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

First impressions: Forever Glowing EDP by Jennifer Lopez...

Jennifer Lopez presented Glowing , a soapy - fresh woody fragrance, in 2012. A year after (in February 2013), she launches its first flanker Forever Glowing, a chypre – floral composition. The new edition is described as a light fragrant breeze on your skin and wind in your hair.
The composition starts with accords of saffron, white pepper and white honey. The heart captures fresh flowers of neroli and creamy jasmine tones, all blended with suede. Patchouli, iris, toffee caramel and vanilla form the base.
The fragrance is available as 30 and 50 ml Eau de Parfum.  --- Lancaster

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Fairy Dust All The Things...

Who doesn't love a bit of sparkle on their nails to brighten things up?

In answer to that question I'd like to direct you to this blog post that's in praise of China Glaze Fairy Dust (P.S. the entire blog is cool too).

Monday, 4 August 2014

Buy the China Glaze Apocalypse collection in the UK today...‏

[credit; Polish Galore]

I found a great website a few days ago whilst looking for any information on this years Halloween set by OPI. I didn't find any info on whatever OPI will be releasing but I found a great deal on the China Glaze Halloween collection, and now that I have bought the polishes through the site, and have the goods safely in hand I just wanted to share my shopping experience...  

Friday, 1 August 2014

First impressions: Glowing EDP by Jennifer Lopez...

Glowing is such a clean fragrance. That’s what I’ve always been about. I like soapy, clean smells. This is a very woodsy scent. So it’s not exactly what I created 10 years ago — it’s the evolution of that. At the essence, it’s still natural, earthy, clean and real, but a little different side of that. It’s the woodsy side of it, which I think is kind of New York-y, darker and sexier”  --- Jennifer Lopez

The floral - woody - ambery composition is created by Calice Becker and Caroline Sabas of Givaudan. The top notes are fresh due to bergamot, mandarin and cypress. The heart includes accords of orange blossom, lily of the valley and cassia flower. Woody notes of sandalwood, vetiver and patchouli in the base are fused with tones of cashmere musk, vanilla and sultan amber. Lopez explained the slightly lavender color of the fragrant liquid by the fact that the fragrance contains a trace of violet in it.
The advertising campaign was shot by Solve Sundsbø. The fragrance is available as 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum with 200 ml body lotion. Atomizers of the 50 and 75 ml bottles light up for 15 seconds after pressing.