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As promised yesterday, here is a sneak peak at OPI’s new collection for Fall (Spring for us southern hemisphere residents), Touring America. I did break the news about this collection back in March but all we had was a simple bottle shot of the collection. Now I can show you the official swatches you will see on those little plastic nails in stores, YAY!

I really do love the story behind this collection and the name says it all, Touring America. It has been a good 10 year dream of mine to do an American road trip, but until I can afford to do that, I can rejoice in the fact that this collection gives me a tiny piece of some great American landmarks.

Some of the colour names match their respective colours perfectly. For example, you have I Eat Mainely Lobster which really does look like the colour of lobster. Then you have Honk If You Love OPI (I do, I do!) which is a stunning dark grape colour, but I just don’t see how honking is related to purple. Of course I realise I am being too literal but that is an issue I battle with daily. Why can’t I just enjoy the fun?!?!

The Colours

The colours shown below, starting at the top right and zig-zagging down, are:
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Best Beauty Advent Calendars

Picking the best beauty advent calendar for yourself each year is tough, I totally get it. This year the choices are even bigger and better so I’ve rounded up the best beauty advent calendars for you to choose from. Past favourites like The Body Shop, Look Fantastic and NYX Cosmetics are back with their beauty advent calendars, plus some new ones to spice things up.

Unfortunately, many sell out the minute they are released and by the time you see them touted by your favourite Instgrammers you’ve already missed out. Don’t worry though, there are still heaps around that you’ll love. Treat yo’self, ladies!  Continue Reading

Deciem NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum

Have you noticed there’s been a bit of chatter about copper peptides in skincare lately? The biggest player on the scene right now is NIOD’s Copper Amino Isolate Serum (CAIS), and it has people swearing that this is a liquid version of the second coming.

Unfortunately when an ingredient becomes trendy we see the market flooded with products claiming to be using the best of it. Copper Peptides are that hot-new ingredient right now but what exactly are they? I’ve chatted with Deciem’s co-CEO, Nicola Kilner, to get the lowdown on copper peptides and how you can make sure you buy a product that works.  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 its 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

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