Christian Louboutin Nail Polish Collection

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Having heard all the hype surrounding Christian Louboutin‘s launch into the beauty industry, I was very excited to get up close and personal with the stunning nail polish collection this weekend at the Printemps mall in Paris. As is to be expected with all things Louboutin, this collection is nothing short of majestic and I’m actually more drawn by the design of the nail polish bottle than the quality and colour of the product itself!

And for the inspiration behind this new venture into the world of cosmetics, it’s actually pretty simple as Christian Louboutin explains,

The red sole was born from red nail polish. I am giving back to beauty what the shoes took from the nails many years ago.’

No surprise then that the star of the collection is a dramatic red to match the shade of the designer’s iconic red soles but more unusual is the slightly terrifying weapon-like lid which measures exactly 20,5 cm, the same height as Christian Louboutin’s highest heel designed for the brand… Quite literally a killer heel!

I tested out the star product, Rouge Louboutin, and honestly… I really, really didn’t want to like it (I mean, it’s a nail polish that costs more than my week’s food supply!) but actually I kind of loved it! The colour is gorgeous, the quality is second to none, no second coat necessary, and the design is spectacular, a total work of art.

So there you have it, I am now starving for a week but with one hell of a new sculpture!

Find the full collection of colours, including the Rouge Louboutin online and in selected stores now for £36 / 45 euros.

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EOS Pink Product to #FightBreastCancer

EOS lip balm hand cream Despite spending my life travelling between London and Paris, it actually took a cruise trip to the Norwegian Fjords for me to first get my hands on an EOS lip balm! I’m still not clear why these incredibly popular lip balms are almost impossible to find in two of Europe’s most famous shopping destinations. Having more or less devoured my Sweet Mint EOS balm, I was desperate to get my hands on a replacement and that’s when I came across the perfect pink product for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month… a little EOS kit which includes the brand’s iconic sphere lip balm in Pomegranate Raspberry, the Berry Blossom hand lotion and a limited edition Strawberry Sorbet stick lip balm (perfect for carrying around with you)!

If you haven’t already heard of EOS (where have you been living?!!) then you should definitely try to get your hands on these gorgeous little spheres of nourishing lip goodness which are packed with shea butter, antioxidants and natural conditioning oils to help keep lips super-soft and delightfully smooth!

Update: I’ve just discovered that Urban Outfitters now stock a decent range of EOS products online including the all new shaving foam!

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Warm & Spicy with L’Artisan Parfumeur

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Am I the only person excited about autumn? It seems like everyone around me absolutely resents this awful season which officially closes the summer holidays, taking away the sunshine and bringing rain and frosty weather in its place. I don’t know if it’s just me but I love the fall months when the leaves start to turn fiery red and orange, scarfs and chunky knits start to re-appear and evenings are spent snuggled on the sofa with warm drinks and pumpkin pie! Summer who?

I also have this ritual of changing fragrances at the start of a new season; citrus fruits and mint for spring, coconut and vanilla for summer and these beautiful new fragrances from L’Artisan Parfumeur which have arrived just in time for the fall/winter crossover!

Poivre Piquant is a curious blend which I don’t think I would have tried based on the name alone. The thought of spicy pepper as a main ingredient in a fragrance doesn’t appeal to me immediately but actually that’s where I was very wrong. The scent is very delicate with soft notes of milk, honey, licorice and sugar which are then lifted by the unexpected top notes of white pepper… a perfect autumn fragrance!

I also fell for the sweeter scent Seville a L’Aube, a fragrance which is more along the lines of my usual perfumes with white floral and citrus notes but unlike my usual citrus scents, Seville a L’Aube has added depth with middle notes of tobacco and lavender which create warmth in the fragrance.

Both these fragrances are perfect for autumn/winter to complement a cosy outfit and the stunning candles in the sale also come in all four seasons so you can choose the one which best suits your personality… I couldn’t resist the beautiful packaging, each candle has been handmade by a ceramicist and I thought the pretty rustic silver finish was perfectly matched to winter making it the ideal Christmas gift.

Today there is even a sale of L’Artisan Parfumeur on vente-privee with up to 65% off and all these products are featured so it’s the perfect time to kick start some Chrismtas shopping!

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Alex Monroe Halloween Trunk Show

Alex Monroe Halloween trunk showIt’s that time of month again, the Alex Monroe Trunk Show, when the stunning jewellery brand releases its gorgeous one-off pieces during a much awaited online event. As if we weren’t already tempted by the designer’s teeny tiny delicate jewellery and adorably British charms, the trunk show offers an even more limited selection of highly coveted pieces and each item is totally unique!

Taking place each month, you just need to register to the newsletter or follow their social media pages to be sure you don’t miss the date as all the details are sent out the night before. Once the date is set, be sure you’re super quick to the site as I’m really not exaggerating when I say these treasures are sold out within the hour (that’s coming from someone who arrived 45 minutes late to this month’s occasion only to find I’d missed out on the adorable Jackie O’Lantern necklace above)!

To celebrate the Halloween festivities, the October trunk show theme is around all things spooky with a collection which resembles the most elegant of horror stories; ghost ships, creepy crawlies and poisoned fruit, even the classic Alex Monroe bee has been given a gothic twist!

Check out the full selection on the Alex Monroe website and don’t forget to sign up to the newsletter for details of the next event… the brand’s annual Twelve Days of Christmas Trunk Show will be coming up soon… Christmas and one-off jewellery pieces? Now there’s a combination that can’t be beaten!

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C’est le retour du fameux Alex Monroe Trunk Show, le moment quand cette magnifique marque de bijoux lance sa collection de pièces uniques lors d’un événement en ligne très attendu. Si vous ne connaissez pas encore la marque, Alex Monroe est le créateur de bjoux so British dont Sienna Miller, Elle Mcpherson et Emma Watson sont déjà très fan. Avec une sélection de bijoux très délicats et des petits charms adorables, le Trunk Show propose chaque mois un choix encore plus limité de pièces très convoitées et chaque bijou est totalement unique!

Pour être sûr de ne pas rater cette occasion, il vous suffit de vous inscrire à la newsletter ou suivre les pages social média de la marque car tous les détails sont annoncés quelques heures avant le lancement sur la boutique en ligne. Petit astuce, il faut être rapide car je n’exagère pas du tout quand je dis que ces petits trésors sont vendus dans l’heure qui suit l’ouverture (ceci de quelqu’un qui est arrivé avec 45 minutes de retard pour le Trunk Show aujourd’hui et qui a raté l’adorable collier Jackie O’Lantern ci-dessus) !

Pour fêter le mois d’Halloween, le thème d’octobre était bien sur autour de toutes choses effrayantes avec une collection qui ressemblait à la plus élégante des histoires d’horreur ; vaisseau fantôme, petites bestioles et fruits empoisonnés, même l’abeille classique du créateur a reçu une touche gothique !

Découvrez des maintenant la collection en exclusivité sur le site Alex Monroe et n’oubliez pas de vous inscrire à la newsletter pour les détails de la prochaine Trunk Show… La collection, les Douze Jours de Noël, est à venir très prochainement… impossible de battre un mélange Noël et petits bijoux uniques !

Gas Bijoux Celebrates 45th Anniversary

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As I have already mentioned countless times, I’m really crazy about the beautiful French jewellery brand, Gas Bijoux! Based in Marseille with boutiques in Paris, Saint-Tropez and New York, each piece is carefully hand crafted in the original family atelier since 1969 and to celebrate this 45th year, the brand have released a stunning new high end range using semi-precious stones, the Pondichery collection.

Inspired by various travels around the world, the designs and bright colours aim to represent the most beautiful locations of our planet; the precious stones of Jaipur in India, the white sands and sunkissed coral of Tulum, the bold colours of Latin America… a journey through jewellery.

Stunning stones are transformed into elegant earrings, delicate bangles and fashionable layered necklaces like this incredible triple Gas Bijoux Pondichery Sautoir which I purchased earlier this month! Plated in 24k gold leaf with semi-precious stones in shades of green and grey with tiny beads of blue and yellow for a pop of colour, this piece is a statement of its own and is the perfect companion for a classic little black dress!

Shop the Pondichery Collection by Gas Bijoux online and in-stores.

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