Monday, November 18, 2013
Our New This Week (& etc) posts always operate on the same concepts–new products and collections featured in scrollable widgets,–but I thought I’d try something a little different today.
Rather than everything that’s come out recently, here are just a few of my holiday picks, in (clickable!) images with text (actual words!) beneath.
Dior Golden Winter Holiday Look 2013
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Snow ($60.00) – One of two Golden Winter eye quints, Golden Snow seemed like a good inclusion for this post. It’s a soft, pretty palette that’s both lovely to look at and (presumably) easy enough to work with, making it ideal gift-giving material (especially for lighter, cooler skintones).
Dior Addict Gloss in Enchanted Rose ($29.50) – Again, one of two shades in the Golden Winter collection, and again: pretty easy to wear. I’d actually panic if someone gave this to me, because my intense fear of shimmery lip products would take over, but — well, I hear shimmer is a thing people actually like. (I guess that’s why it’s found in 80% of the lip colour market, and beginning to infiltrate even the skincare ranks.)
Dior Diorific 3D Jewel Manicure Duo ($39.00) – These are weird, admittedly, and packaged in those strange little bottles that no one actually seems to like. The concept, however, is pretty novel for a mainstream brand: the shimmering gold is made to be a base colour, and the silvery shimmers (clear crystal micro pearls) are meant to be applied on top. Think Ciaté, but more chic.
Armani Holiday 2013: #400 reds
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know by now that Sephora is running it’s annual autumn/winter Friends & Family sale, starting today — with a bit of a twist (a bad one).
The details: This year, VIBs/VIB Rouges will be the only ones getting 20% off their orders, without brand exclusions. Using the code VIBTOPIA at both Sephora.com and Sephora.ca, they (and one friend, with a single-use code) will get the discount at checkout from November 7th, 2013 through November 11th, 2013 — just five days, so act fast!
Click here to shop.
If you’re not a VIB/VIB Rouge (it’s okay, neither am I) but still want to haul, I’d recommend using the code BLITZ: it’s valid on all orders over $25 USD/$35 CAD, and lets you choose from four free sets of deluxe samples to add to your order.
Not sure what to buy? Here are some of my picks… (all images click through!)
To start: products to get the glowiest skin on the block. From the Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder ($50 USD/$58 CAD) I’ve been lusting over all year and will likely never, ever be able to use due to its silicone content, to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette ($58 USD/$67 CAD) that I also can’t use because of its silicone content, these are a handful of surefire products to help you get what I like to call “runway skin.”
(Man, that was a long sentence.)
Fresh, dewy, and completely separate from your foundation routine–because we all have entirely different ones,–hopefully at least one of these products will float your boat. If not all of them, because gah.
Monday, October 14, 2013
The holidays are coming up, which means it’s time for all of your boxed sets and palettes to come out. Perfect for gift-giving, these guys are also an awesome way to score a great deal on bestsellers you’ve been lemming all year — but don’t let the savings fool you. If it’s not something you want, you’re not saving (you’re just spending)!
Formula X for Sephora
I’m not a nail girl, as I’m sure you all know by now, but I have to admit: some of these look pretty cool. At $13 CAD+ apiece, they’re not cheap, but the line has a surprisingly niche pull. With over 200 eye-catching nail lacquers covering everything from neutrals to holos, FORMULA X has all your bases covered.
Seriously. They have twelve different “effects” lines, plus nail wraps and nail care products and — I mean, this is excessive. (Excessively awesome, maybe.)
Explore the range here.
Make Up For Ever Artisan Brush Collection
Have I mentioned these before? I don’t think I have, but — well, MUFE came out with a few new brushes (76 of them, to be exact), in case you’ve magically missed hearing about their launch.
From odes to the line’s impressive artistic breadth to reviews mentioning the weird oiliness that some of the brushes come part & parcel with, the range sounds like it’s littered with both hits and misses. Christine (Temptalia) has notably great coverage on these, and Tracy (Beauty Reflections) has a couple that she adores, as well. I have a few coming in the mail as well, and will try to get reviews up as soon as possible!
Shop the brushes here.
ARDENCY INN: Punker, Modster, and Americana
An entire season later and I still haven’t decided if Ardency Inn is trying too hard to be cool… or if it’s actually so utterly cool that it’s not trying at all.
I haven’t noticed the line in my local Sephora, so I haven’t so much as swatched any of it, but — I don’t know. I feel like I may just be over-thinking this one.
Pumkin (yes, you read that right!)
How cute is this??! The autumn counterpart to Mumkin (which LUSH launched for a limited time last Mother’s Day), Pumkin retails for $5.95 CAD and is scented with LUSH’s year-round Figs and Leaves soap. Find it here on the LUSH site.
And everything else
Just because the holidays happen doesn’t mean that new products stop launching, much to my dismay. (What? It’s overwhelming! I’d never want a new launch not to launch, but couldn’t they just… wait a little while, or something?)
Silliness aside, here are a few products that caught my eye. But not literally, because that would be gross.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Oh, man. Okay. So I put these together three weeks ago and totally forgot about them, only now stumbling across them again because I figured I was probably overdue for another round of “New This Week”.
Anyhow, here are a few things that have caught my eye over the past — month, I guess. Hope you enjoy!
Nail Basics from Dior
I’m not actually sure if any of these are new, but I’m pretty sure that at least some of them are. And they’re just — they’re so pretty. Nail basics have absolutely no right to be this pretty.
THEY’RE SO CUTE. Undoubtedly filled with ‘cones as well, but from a more objective (ha) standpoint — so cute.