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The other week I showed you the first glimpse of OPI’s upcoming nail polish collection for Spring 2012, Euro Centrale. Today I have all the photos for you including bottle images, mini pack and counter display. I think this is going to be a delicious collection!

Euro Centrale

The official press release describes the Spring 2013 collection as follows:

Euro Centrale by OPI is a celebration of one of the world’s richest sources of creative talent for centuries, and especially one of the areas of cultural awakening that we are seeing emerging from this region: fashion. Gothic historical churches alongside modern public buildings punctuated with vibrant graffiti murals are the perfect backdrop for modern fashion design to make its entrance.

Young designers present their most avant‐garde creations at fashion shows held in museums, designs to rival anything from Paris or Milan.

Shade Details

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On Saturday I showed you the first glimpse of Mariah Carey’s upcoming nail polish collection with OPI. This is the first of two collections she will be creating with the mega nail brand and today I am super excited to show you the bottle images for the entire 8-piece collection.

Mariah Carey by OPI

Not a thrilling name but the Mariah Carey by OPI Collection (part 1) does contain some thrilling shades. The collection is broken down into two parts. The first are the Studio Shades which includes 1 dazzling glitter, 1 shimmer and 2 creme nail polishes. The second part are the Stage Shades, which I showed you on Saturday and feature the innovative new Liquid Sand texture.

Shade Details

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It wasn’t so long ago I reported on the hottest new nail polish collection from OPI, the James Bond Skyfall Collection, was coming our way. It is to mark the 50th anniversary of James Bond films and to tie in with the newest instalment, Skyfall. Now I finally have some official images for you AND the announcement (plus a sneak peak) of the very limited edition Man With The Golden Gun top coat, which contains real 18k gold leaf flakes!  Continue Reading

Everyone in the beauty blogging world hasn’t stopped raving about these little pots of eyeshadow from Maybelline New York. The new EyeStudio Color Tattoo eyeshadows are considered to be the newest drugstore makeup craze since Revlon launched their ColorBurst Lip Butters. The first release of the line includes 10 colours and the creamy eyeshadows boast waterproof, creasless pops of colour for 24 hours!

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It is June and that means winter has officially arrived for the southern hemisphere, and summer for the northern. As I am sure you can guess, that means lots and lots of new products going on sale across the globe. Here are my favourites this month.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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