Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Fab Finds

First off, I apologize for the lack of posts. Both Raghda and I have been quite busy and lazy lol (at least on my part :P

I recently made a purchase at a bazaar that I found intriguing. It's called Blue Heaven: Indian Kajal, an eyeliner. What's more, this particular was used in the movie Sex and the City 2 by the actress Sarah Jessica Park (and her character, Carrie).

The concept of the eyeliner is similar to Guerlain's Khol Kajal or Sephora Collection's Smoky Khol Eyeliner. I think it's technically made by compressed powdered since there's a powder version by Guerlain as well. I also saw powder and paste versions in the bazaar. 

The texture of it is kinda weird. It's smudges and all but it stays. It also stays pretty on the waterline. When I first applied it though it was as black as I would have liked it. It was probably due to my using a very, very light hand when applying since a woman at the bazaar was telling me how fragile it is. She was saying how I should be careful 'cuz it'll break easily. 

I don't know where or how I'll get my hands on another one when this one finishes or if i breaks. But I'll deal with that when the time comes ;D


Sunday, 18 December 2011

Mac January 2012 Collection

It will be a collaboration with 90 year old fashion icon Iris Apfel. Iris formerly worked with Woman's Wear Daily, Fashion Illustrator Robert Goodman, Interior Designer Elinor Johnson, and still lectures and advises on fashion today. Mac describes Iris as "rare bird who has always been ahead of her time, Mrs. Iris Apfel. ... boldly mixed flea market finds with haute couture decades before doing it was considered de rigueur"
Collection due out January 5th 2012.

From L to R
*Flamingo (luster), Morange, *Party Parrot (matte), *Pink Pigeon (matte), *Scarlet Ibis (matte)
Lip Liner
*Embrace me (pink), *Entertain Me (orange), Redd (red)
Brow Pencils


*Howzat (deep grey), *Early Bird (pinkish), *Robins Egg (teal), *Diamond Dove (brown), *Silver Gull (blue/grey)

Nail Lacquer
*Oriele Orange, *Sandpiper, *Toco Tucan

Beauty Powder
*Too Chic


*Limited Edition!!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Pantone Colours 2012 Are In

Topping the list for Pantone's colour of 2012 is...


Tangerine Tango!

Also released are the fashion colours of 2012 Spring. Thank goodness fashion is always thinking a season or two ahead, this is just in time to keep our minds off of the cold weather for a while. :)
Have any favourites? Driftwood and Bellflower are calling my name. 
*click image below to enlarge.


*all images from pantone

Monday, 12 December 2011

Nails Of The Day

They look like cupcakes and sprinkles, so cute.

Polish used:
F21's Love & Beauty 'Dusty Lavender' (pictured above)
Wet & Wild Fast Dry 'Party Of Five Glitters' Topcoat


Sunday, 11 December 2011

How To Style: Gold & Black Bracelet

Hey y'all, it's Raghda. 
So Mila had this bracelet and couldn't figure out what to wear it with, and that's where I come in! With the following outfits, I've decided to keep every item as clean and simple as possible, staying mostly with colourings in the same realm of the gold and black in the bracelet so that the beautiful bracelet becomes the focal point. Even when it came to pairing this item with more jewelry, other pieces are kept simple, smaller, or physically farther away from the wrist/bracelet. Anyways, hope you guys enjoy this, there will most likely be more in the future. :)


Friday, 2 December 2011

A Is For Aldo

Hey guys, it's Raghda with the news that Aldo now has a fragrance!
They go by colours, 3 for women (red, yellow, blue) and 2 for men (red and yellow). There's a quiz on aisforaldo.com that has you click the 8 pics that you're drawn to, and your colour/fragrance is chosen based on that.
I played this twice and I'm apparently a yellow!

They come in 75ml & 30ml squared bottles for $45 (yes, they both seem to be the same price), and 10ml tubes for $15. The male fragrance is only available in 75ml. Also on the site are descriptions of the scents, broken down into top notes, mid notes and base notes. That comes in handy when you know exactly the scents that your fond of. I still can't wait to get into the stores and sample these.

Red is for sensual and passionate

Yellow  is for chic, playful and alluring

Blue is for sexy, glamorous and seductive

Red is for modern classic

Yellow is for sport casual

Smart move for Aldo, it's just in time for holiday shopping! 

PS- Sorry about the lack of posts lately. A whole lot of stuff coming soon, and get ready to vote on a style challenge! <3