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Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Despite my admiration and lust for Christian Louboutin’s sexy women’s shoes, I will never own a pair. Unfortunately the french designer exclusively uses leather and exotic animal skins, something I’m very much against. However, now there is something for girls like me now that Louboutin has officially made his entry into the beauty world. Let’s give a warm welcome to Christian Louboutin Beauté.

The very first product will come of no surprise. The iconic red sole of Louboutin’s heels has been bottled in the form of nail lacquer, capturing that sexy red hue fashionista’s all over the world identify in a glimpse. Continue Reading

Crème de la Mer

It’s one of the most well-known moisturising creams on the market so you would think a review wouldn’t even be necessary, but I feel different. Any product that gets as much hype as Crème de la Mer deserves to be scrutinized very closely. We all know that not every product can work for every skin, so who exactly does Crème de la Mer work for?

My review reveals what you can expect from this top shelf cream and if it could be good for you.  Continue Reading

Sephora Australia Backlash

I’m going to come straight out and say it, Sephora really upset me over the weekend. I have been a loyal fan since discovering them on my first trip to the USA in 2002. Despite that I live in Australia I have consistently shopped there at least once each year, whether I had friends buy me stuff or I was able to be there in person. I represent just 1 of the hundreds of thousands of Australians who have done the very same. We are a nation of beauty lovers and the fact is we love Sephora …. and we want to be able to access it.

For those of you who live in a country where Sephora is present, it’ll be hard to explain to you the frustration we feel. For years Sephora have teased us with rumours of opening a store in Australia or to offer international shipping. Representatives from Sephora and LVMH (the parent company) did nothing to squash these rumours, rather they remained tight lipped, which only fuelled the excitement. Every year there was a new rumour that “this will be the year” but nothing ever eventuated. Until this weekend. This weekend Sephora announced they would commence international shipping from their US online store to Japan, South Korea, UK and, shock horror, Australia. The internet exploded.  Continue Reading

Next Generation Skincare Classics

There are some beauty products that have such a cult following that the brands have dared not tinker with them for decades. They are the products that are considered “classics”, the staple of a beauty regime for thousands (if not millions) of women. Every beauty brand hopes to have just one of their products rise to such infamy but few rarely do. So why on earth would the lucky handful of brands that do have such a product decide to reformulate it? There is only one answer – technology.

I’ve been taking a look back at some of the beauty worlds most popular products and I’ve seen that in the past 2 years many of the skincare products have been reformulated. The reasoning behind it appears to be the technological advances rippling through the beauty industry. New ingredients, better ways of harvesting and preserving ingredients, the desire for more natural/organic ingredients and of course, plain old science can now tell us more about the human body than it ever has before thus making beauty products have a new requirement to perform and prove their results.

Take a stroll with me as we look at the next generation of some of your favourite cult beauty products.  Continue Reading