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Fashion & Accessories, Skin Care

This week I would love…

This week I would love…

Topshop The Mimi Bag by Marc B (£42)

I love the champagne of this bag. I’m a huge fan of the shape too. I don’t have a similar bag so I feel I can justify the purchase. It’s also great value. I found it on Topshop’s website (hence the lack of euro pricing). Sometimes when I find something lovely online, I am disappointed when I see the item in the flesh. In my experience this is is usually down to finish or the materials used. I hope I’m right about this one.


Estée Lauder Spotlight Skin Tone Perfector

The illuminating component of this cream doesn’t really appeal to me – I have too many illuminating products. What stands out about this product is that it apparently helps prevent discolourations while helping fade the look of existing discolourations. This sounds great to me. It could very well be too good to be true but we’ll see. If you have tried products like this before let me know what your thoughts are.

French Connection Rusty Trilby (€37)

I came across this gorgeous trilby on asos’s website. I love.

Saying that I would love these goodies unfortunately doesn’t mean I will indulge. I try very hard to control myself :) Generally, if I find myself thinking about a product or item repeatedly I tend to cave and pick it up. That way I avoid impulse buying and spend my money on things I really want.

What have you your eye on this week?

Nail Polish/Care

Estée Lauder Oyster Cult

Today I’m wearing Estée Lauder nail polish in Oyster Cult, thought I would share :)

When I ordered Oyster Cult I thought it would be a grey rather than a silver. Serves me right for ordering from a swatch chart.

And here are some swatches to show you how it looks on my nails…

The first photo was taken outside, the others were taken indoors but in natural light.

For some reason the finish of these particular Estée Lauder polishes doesn’t make my nails look more attractive. In the case of Oyster Cult, it seems to highlight the flaws – dents and ridges look more pronounced.

I’m not a huge fan of this shade to be honest. It doesn’t do a whole lot for my skin tone. I would imagine that this would look much better on someone with darker skin than me.

It’s also worth noting that the finish is quite soft – no hard wearing, veneer like effect. It also took a wee bit longer to dry than a Rimmel polish for example. That being said, there are no claims that this is hard-wearing, shiny or fast drying.

I have also tried Mega Fuchsia if  you would like a look and comparison. I prefer it to Oyster Cult, by a long shot. This is a little too tin-man-esque for me.

Do you have any Estée Lauder favourites? What nail polish are you wearing today?


Make-up, Previews/Launches

The Arrival of some Estée Lauder Goodies!

The postman popped a lovely package from Estée Lauder through my letter box this morning. I’m very excited about trying everything and will post some swatches and reviews early next week. In the meantime, here’s a little look at what arrived. All products are from the Spring 2011 Collection which goes on sale in March.

Pure Colour Nail Polishes

Left to Right – Mega Fuschia and Oyster Cult

Pure Colour Lipsticks

Left to right – Crystal Rose (cream) and Vanilla Truffle (cream)

As I said, swatches and review to follow. What do you think?

Make-up Trends, Previews/Launches

Official Make-up Breakdown: Estee Lauder at Fashion Week NY




Eyes: Silver (metallic finish) and Black (shimmer finish) shades – Two NEW Estée Lauder EyeShadows Tested Backstage – Shades Launching Autumn 2011 Highlight shade – NEW Estée Lauder Illuminating Powder Tested Backstage – Launching Autumn 2011

Eyebrows: Automatic Brow Pencil

Lips: NEW Estée Lauder Nude Matte Lipstick Tested Backstage – Launching Autumn 2011

Cheeks: Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Bronzer – below cheek

Face: Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder
NEW Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator – Launching Summer 2011

Skin: DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15



  • Makeup by Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder
  • Nails by Jin Soon Choi for Estée Lauder
  • Spokesmodels – Liu Wen and Joan Smalls


What do you think of the look?

Hauls, M.A.C

MAC & Estee Lauder Haul

So I’m not supposed to shop but I happened across a blog sale and couldn’t resist :)

I bought MAC Penney Shadestick, Estee Lauder Golden Apricot Shadow Creme, MAC Aquavert, MAC Fashion Groupie. The lovely Avril sent me loads of samples too.

MAC Shadestick in Penney

MAC Fashion Groupe

Estee Lauder Golden Apricot 07


I’m really excited about playing around with these. Particularly Aquavert, I feel a Barbie inspired eye make-up day coming on. The Estee Lauder shadow is absolutely gorgeous! Swatches to follow.

Blog sales are a great way to pick up pre-loved limited edition products at discounted prices. I’m addicted!

I hope everyone had a lovely Tuesday!

General, Previews/Launches

Preview: Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection 2010 – Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Estée Lauder are urging us to support the Breast Cancer Awareness this October by wearing your Pink Ribbon with pride.

Seventeen years ago Evelyn Lauder launched Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the UK and in 1993 she founded the Brest Cancer Research Foundation dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure.

Estée Lauder has a number of special products available to make Breast Cancer Awareness month and to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Fund.

The Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection 2010 includes…

The Elizabeth Hurley Lip Collection:

Elizabeth Hurley Lip Collection estee lauder Breast cancerThe kit contains a mock croc clutch and two double-ended lipgloss wands with four shades; Nude Rose, Rock Candy, Brazen Berry, Extravagant Pink. They will retail at £25.00 (euro to be confirmed) £7.50 all your purchase in donated to the fund.

The Evelyn Lauder Lip Collection:

Evelyn Lauder Lip Collection estee lauder Breast cancer pink ribbonThis kit contains a mock croc clutch and three lipstick shades chosen by Evelyn Lauder; Tiramisu, Candy and Rubellite. They will also retail at £25.00 (euro to be confirmed) £7.50 from your purchase will be donated to the foundation.

Estée Lauder’s Jewelled Pink Ribbon Pin will also be on sale for £10 and all net proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Estee lauder jewelled pink ribbon pin

These items are limited edition and are available nationwide in October. 

Lips, Previews/Launches, Swatches

Greedy lip gloss lover strikes again…

After a hectic day I came to a Delivery Notice’s from the postman. I begrudgingly drove around to the sorting office, they must be sick of seeing my mug at the hatch every day. I collected the packages, not expecting anything exciting.


One of the packages contained a little Estee Lauder make-up bag which housed 6 of the Pure Gloss collection. Woo Hoo!

A picture of the box I received..

I have bought quite a few Estee Lauder skin care products over the years but I haven’t dabbled with their make-up. So for me this is also an introduction to their cosmetics.

From left to right:

  • Electric Ginger (Shimmer) From the nude – brown family. Mirrored shine with shimmer.
  • Praline Paradise (Shimmer) From the coral-red family. Mirrored shine with shimmer.
  • Tempting Tea Rose (Shine) From the nude – brown family. Glossy finish
  • Passion Fruit (Shimmer) From the coral – red family. Mirrored shine with shimmer.
  • Simply Pink (Shine) From the pink- berry family. Glossy finish
  • Mod Poppy (Shimmer) From the mauve – plum family. Mirrored shine with shimmer.

My first impressions are that they shades are wearable, the packaging is nice but I wonder if they are better quality than cheaper brands like Bourjois and Revlon.

I will post a full review next week.

What are your thoughts on Estee Lauder cosmetics?