Victoria Beckham x Nails Inc

nails inc exclusive vvb victoria beckhamThe much awaited VVB collaboration between Nails Inc and Victoria Beckham has finally launched, exclusively on the brand’s website and it has all the makings of a must-have beauty product!

Based on the Victoria, Victoria Beckham SS15 line, the luxury capsule collection comes in two shades; Bamboo, a pink bone coloured shade and Judo, a rich statement red, both in a limited edition glass bottle designed by Posh herself. The polishes perfectly reflect Victoria Beckham’s fashion line with colour block designs and a matte texture, each bottle has been made with the finest Venetian glass and hand frosted to reveal the polish on either side.

Worried it’s all about the packaging? Well, it seems even the polish has stepped up in quality with a brand new technology which combines bamboo extract for healthy nails and a stretch-to-fit formula allowing polish to glide on smoothly for a flawless finish. Each polish costs £25 or you can buy the set for £45 which all come in a beautiful gift box!

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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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Ciate Haute House Nail Polish

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This week I was lucky enough to receive the beautiful Ciate Haute House collection of mini nail polishes which includes 5 shades in Fashion Week metallics! With deep autumnal tones of aubergine, plum and petrol, each colour has been created using the brand’s new rich ink formula which translates to smoother application and a perfect shine which looks glossy and luxurious before you even apply a top coat. In fact I actually wore mine here without a top coat at all and you can already see the shine.

Being darker shades, the collection has only just launched to correspond with autumn/winter and whilst the full set would normally cost around £22, I’ve actually found a little private sale on at the moment with European flash sales giant, vente-privee! From today, you can shop a selection of Ciate‘s best-loved polishes as well as some adorable gift sets and collections including Haute House, Beach House (a summer equivalent) and the brand’s incredible Nail Lab which is, as the name rather suggest, a complete kit of nail art creativity for customising your own polishes.

Find out all about the sale which will only last a few days on the vente-privee website, it’s free to register and you’ll instantly have access to a whole universe of discount shopping… it’s very addictive though so you have been warned!

Ciate Flash Sale on vente-privee from the 1st of October to the 6th of October.

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