When it comes to nail polishes, Kinetics is one of my favorite brands and the tone of reviews I did and my huge Kinetics nail polish collection can confirm that. This year the brand revamped their entire line of nail polishes, changed the packaging and renew the formulas so now we get the new Kinetics Solar Gel nail polishes. During the holidays we are more tempted to use glitter or sparkling effect nail colors so my picks for this month are Kinetics Solar Gel Gold and Jet Black nail lacquers.
Now @kineticsnails.com, @margaritabelska.com, @kiriloff.ro
Kinetics Solar Gel Jet Black Nail Polish (€6.00/ 25.00 Lei/ £3.60 for 15 ml/ 0.5 fl oz) is an intense black with a shiny finish. It has a light but well balanced formula between thick and thin and glides evenly across the nail without streaking, pooling or bubbling. Continue Reading
Dolce & Gabbana Shocking Classic Cream Lipstick is the second shade with this formula that I’m trying out from this brand after only earlier this year I felt in love with D&G Ballerina Classic Cream Lipstick (review, photos). I couldn’t pass by D&G beauty counter at Harrods without stopping for a few minutes and swatching some of their lip products. The shade No.255 Shocking got my attention right away and even though I’m not so much into lipsticks I can’t deny a gorgeous hot pink like one the chance to look glamorous on my lips.
U.S. – Now at Sephora, Saks
UK – Now at Harrods
Dolce & Gabbana Shocking Classic Cream Lipstick ($34.50 / £25.50 for 3.5 g / 0.12 oz) is a cool-toned hot pink with subtle shimmer and a natural shiny finish. It has a semi-opaque color coverage in one layer but you can intensify the color with a second layer. Continue Reading
It didn’t took me more than a couple of seconds to decide that I wanted Dolce & Gabbana Intense Colour Gloss in No.65 Raspberry. While I was shopping at Harrods, I couldn’t miss D&G beauty counter as I not only wanted to check out their holiday 2015 collection (info, photos) and sniff the new D&G The One Essence fragrance but also to do some makeup purchases and acquire a couple of new lip colors for my luxury makeup collection. Dolce & Gabbana makeup products always meant the ultimate luxurious makeup items, anyone would desire in their collection and I’ve always been in love with the golden mirror-like packaging.
UK – Now at Harrods and online @harrods.com
U.S. – Now at Sephora, Saks and @dolcegabbana.com
Dolce&Gabbana Raspberry Intense Colour Gloss ($32.00 / £23.50 for 5 ml / 0.16 fl oz) is a cool-toned light lavender pink with a shiny finish. I wanted a lip gloss with an intense full color coverage and a high gloss shine so when I saw this gorgeous shade I knew it was right up my alley. Continue Reading
I couldn’t help posting again about the new release of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss and Lacquer, as these kind of lip products are my favorite and if they come in a variety or pink, purple and nude shades then I’m totally sold.
Shape, Sculpt, Magnify. Be Bold. Estée Lauder introduces Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss and Lacquer – an enviable lip collection that transforms the look of lips. New high-performing formulas – provide comfort, lasting moisture, and multidimensional lip glazing shine for a look of magnified volume – without the sticky mess. A wardrobe of glowing possibilities designed to be worn alone or over your lipstick, the Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss and Lacquer creates a full spectrum lip collection. From subtle to bold, crème to shimmer, gloss to lacquer – there is a finish and shade for every skin tone, every occasion and every desire.
U.S. Launch Date – Now at Nordstrom and beginning January 2016 at Estée Lauder counters
nationwide and @esteelauder.com
International Launch Date – February 2016 at Estee Lauder counters Continue Reading
Paul & Joe presents its new Papillon de Printemps Spring 2016 Collection, one of the sweetest I’ve ever seen so far, with colors in delicate nuances of peach and pink. I’m really amazed to see that this time I’m loving all, and I really mean it, all the nail polishes as the are sweet shades of lilac and pink followed by a black nail polish, just dreamy for me.
Discover a spring paradise of color – where the painted wings of butterflies dance like fluttering flowers on the sweet and gentle breeze.
International Launch Date – beginning January 2016
Japan Launch Date – 1 January 2016 Continue Reading
Estee Lauder The Ultimate Makeup Kit or also known as Give Every Shade Palette for Holiday 2015 (promo photos) is a limited edition release which contains 3 customizable palettes featuring 10 shades each, two Pure Color glosses and one full size Intense Kajal Eyeliner. I personally got this set in early November while I was in London because I didn’t see it available here at Sephora and I didn’t even believe it will be available.
U.S. & UK – available in a limited edition at Estee Lauder Counters
Estee Lauder The Ultimate Makeup Kit ($49.50 / £55.00) features three palettes in Smoky Skies, Tempting Nudes and Steel Orchid, along with a card that reveals two makeup tutorials ( one for day using subtle shades and the other one for night using bold colors) for each palette, but also two deluxe sample size Pure Color Lip Gloss shades in Plum Divine and Praline Paradise, along with a full size Blackened Black shade of Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner. Continue Reading
Seeing Bobbi Brown Glow Spring 2016 Collection, featuring soft, shimmering shades and textures I can say, in my opinion, it’s one of the new makeup lines which makes the perfect transition between winter and spring, from dark shades to soft, pastel and sparkling ones. Bobbi’s Glow Collection allows for effortless indulgence—a quick lift, soft glow and fresh start for the new season.
U.S. Launch Date – Now @bobbibrowncosmetics.com
Europe Launch Date – January 2016 at Department Stores Continue Reading
I had my eyes on Bobbi Brown Pink Shimmer Brick Compact right from the moment I first posted about Bobbi Brown Holiday 2015 Collection (info, photos). I knew it was going to be a limited edition release and being presented in this combination of pink shades just made me wanted more. I took advantage of my trip to London in early November when I knew most holiday 2015 collections will already be on the counter so I got it right away from Selfridges.
UK – Now at Selfridges
U.S. – Now @bobbibrowncosmetics.com
Bobbi Brown Pink Shimmer Brick ($47.00 / £35.00 for 10.3 g / 0.4 oz) has five shimmery strips of pink and light bronzy shades that can be used as a blush, eyeshadow or highlighter. It’s designed to give your cheeks a soft pink glow (the perfect way to warm up cheeks for winter) or highlight the skin with a “pearlescent shimmer”. Continue Reading