Photos for your Friday

Friday, February 25, 2011

Today’s the last day of my Reading Week, and I’ve spent the entire break taking photos upon photos upon photos… needless to say, I think my brain’s on a bit of a beauty overload.

So, instead of a review, or a look, or even a collage, I’ve got a bunch of images for you. These are the ones that wouldn’t be enough to make a post on their own but that I’ve still deemed share-worthy. Enjoy!

Clinique lipstick swatches

From left to right: Colour Surge Bare Brilliance in Pink Beach, Moisture Surge SPF 15 in Fizzy, Colour Surge Bare Brilliance in Blushing Coral.

All three of these shades have been discontinued (hence, nothing that I’d include in a “real” post), but discontinued GWP tubes are often found on the cheap through sites like Ebay and All Cosmetics Wholesale… so I thought you may like to see these anyways!

My current favourite mascara combination

Marcelle Ultimate Lash topped with L’Oreal Beauty Tubes. I prefer a lash that is full, but still very natural, and these two are perfect! Ultimate Lash smudges very little on me when worn alone (and usually only after 8+ hours at that), but when it’s topped with Beauty Tubes, I get absolutely no smudging, running, or flaking… even after fourteen hours plus a nap.

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Daisies and sunshine

I promise that there will be a “real post” later today, but for now I’m exhausted and would rather be sleeping than putting together a feature. So instead, I’m leaving you with quite possibly the most adorable press release image I’ve ever seen:

(P.S. That would be the L’Occitane Instant Exfoliator and Moisture Mask, two new additions to the Brightening range of the Immortelle line-up. So cute!)

My First Clarins // Fast and Female

Thursday, February 24, 2011

This March (which, btw, is coming up way too fast), Clarins will be announcing its partnership with Fast and Female, a Calgary-based organization that works to empower young girls through sport. For each My First Clarins product sold between March and September, Clarins will donate $1 to the organization. I know, I know, a dollar doesn’t sound like much – but the new skincare line is equally well-priced, and every little bit ads up!

The line, aimed at girls 16-25 (that’s me, that’s me!) will include the following:

  • Fresh-Energy Cleansing Gel ($15/75ml)
  • Daily Energizer Wake-Up Booster ($15/125ml),
  • Daily Energizer Cream ($25/30ml) for normal to dry skin
  • Daily Energizer Cream-Gel ($25/30ml) for normal to oily skin.

I have to say, I love the price point for these, and the products sound great, too! I don’t believe it is on counters yet in the US, but the products are already on the German Clarins site, and I noticed it on a display in Shopper’s last weekend (as I’m sure my Canadian gals know, Shopper’s often gets the exclusive launch for collections, so they’re often available there before the “real” launch.) Keep an eye out for the line – even if you’re not 16-25, it sounds like a good one ;)

Another EOTD for a cold Wednesday night

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Check it out out over at Marcelle!

Pink and violet Versace-inspired look

I’ve actually been doing a lot of looks recently, but for whatever reason, I feel like we haven’t posted one forever. So, to change that…

A few months back, I stumbled on the most gorgeous Versace dress while flipping through Monika Jagaciak images (LOVE her). I wanted to mimic the white/pink/violet gradient of the fabric, and added three tiny pieces of glitter to translate a sort of toned-down version of the sparkle. Here’s the dress:

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Read on full-face photos, more close-up shots, and a product listing!

Deborah Lippmann: nudes

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Okay, so I’m actually crazy (crazy) for Deborah Lippmann’s packaging and shades. Nevermind the fact that I don’t wear polish and, thus, have never tried them – I just love how they look!

I put together three images featuring Lippmann polishes; this is the first. Enjoy.

S.MILE, Lippmann Collection, Lippmann Collection

From left to right: Sarah Smile, Naked, Fashion, Waking Up in Vegas, Believe, Diamonds and Pearls.

If I’ve done this right, you should be able to click on any of the polishes and get to the product page, so let’s hope I haven’t messed up the coding!

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