The Body Shop // Fall 2010 // Smoke & Fire

Monday, June 28, 2010

Have you ladies seen the promo images for The Body Shop’s Smoke & Fire Autumn collection this year? Because they are gorgeous!

The collection includes two Autumn Leaves compacts (one is in Chestnut, and the other, Berry,) and three gorgeous Kajal eyeliners (Charcoal, Evergreen, and Steel. I’m loving the $10 price tag!)

The line also re-promotes the Lightening Touch concealer (which is like a Touche Eclat, basically,) three shadows (Golden Peach, Midnight Blue, and Velvet Green,) and the Colourglide lipstick line. What do you ladies think? The collection will be out July 6th, but I should have a sneak peek up later this week!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Edmonton’s first Murale opened this past Thursday, and (of course,) it had to be checked out on the opening day.

What makes Murale different from Sephora is partially that they carry different brands and have worked in Optimum points, but mainly that they offer services as well. Ours has a Benefit Brow Bar and (like all Murale shops,) offers makeup lessons and makeovers. Additionally, there’s a station to be shampooed and blown out (or just blown out, for a smaller fee and quicker service,) as well as a table for manicures.

The one thing we really noticed was that on opening day, the Murale store had more staff in it than customers — no joke! It was the middle of the afternoon and mother counted seventeen sales associates just on one floor, which outnumbered the customers by a couple. Talk about irritating: no, I don’t want your help for the fourth time!

For a few quick and (crap-tastic) shots of the fragrance wall, run behind the cut!
(Ooh, plus a photo of a ridiculously pretty Shiseido lipstick.)

A few lines I spied while I was there:
brands in italics are not, for some strange reason, listed on the Murale site

  • Benefit
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Cargo
  • Chanel (fragrances only)
  • Clarins
  • Estee Lauder
  • GOSH
  • L’Oréal Paris (this looks so out of place!)
  • Lancôme
  • Lippmann Collection
  • Memoire Liquide
  • Molton Brown
  • Shiseido
  • Smashbox

    I wasn’t really concerned with the other lines, but check here if you’re wondering what else they may stock!

    The lipstick: Shiseido’s The Makeup Shimmering Lipstick in SL14. Talk about being ridiculously pretty in the tube! 

    Anyone else have a Murale story to share? I’d love to hear it in the comments!

    {inappropriate chandelier placment love}

     photo credit: micasa. via desire to inspire.

    Badgley Mischka // Resort 2011

    Saturday, June 26, 2010

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    Marchesa // Resort 2011

    I really, really love you, Marchsa. Which is why I just can’t understand why in the HELL you would come up with this:

    Or this:

    Or THIS:

    Seriously. I DON’T CARE if you’re having personal issues or one of your designers is now bipolar or even if someone’s dog died. We get it. You’re creative and edgy. Now please, for the love of god, go back to creating lovely, flowing, elegant dresses, before I have to comment on your models!

    (They are wearing really cute shoes, though.)

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