Saturday, 29 January 2011

R&B Singer Monica Signs Deal With Orly

 Monica: Her make up is always flawless - simply beautiful!

So I happened to wake up at an ungodly hour this morning and couldn't get back to sleep so I thought i'd log on to Twitter. Upon scrolling down the timeline, I came across a tweet from singer Monica which read "Thanks Team Monica 4 the support, just closed the deal for my nail polish line. It's an extension of Orly". The tweet was accompanied by the photo below of some dark hued nail polishes and nail products.Whether these are the said polishes hasn't been confirmed.

Monica also Tweeted that she would be naming one of the polishes after one of her adoring fans, so watch this space for more deatils as they unfold!

What are your thoughts on celebrity beauty endorsements?

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Glam Tip #1: Disinfecting Your Makeup

In just 3 simple steps, kill off all those nasties and keep your makeup safe and clean for you and your clients!

What You Will Need:

Surgical Spirit B.P./Rubbing Alcohol [available at your local pharmacy/drug store].


A Spray Bottle

Friday, 21 January 2011

Say Au Revoir To Dull Skin

If that face of yours is in need of  a little pick me up, look no further! L'Occitane recently launched the Ultra Rich Face Scrub with Shea Butter and i'm telling youuuu it is D-----vine!! The scrub has been specially formulated for those with dry skin in mind, however I have combo/oily skin and haven't found using it a problem. It has a creamy texture with tiny grains of grounded nutshells that when massaged on to dry or damp skin, gently sloths off that blah looking reflection of yourself and reveals a bright luminous face and skin soft to the touch! I will  definitely be purchasing this once i'm done with my free samples! *hehe*

RRP: £16.00/100ml

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Sleek MakeUP: Molten Metal

What Sleek Says:  introducing Molten Metal, a new cream eye shadow available in a set with two colours - Pewter and Gold. As with all Sleek MakeUP colour products, Molten Metal is highly pigmented and designed to show up on all skin tones. The long lasting cream can be used on the cheek bones, the lips and also as a highlighter. Molten Metal, priced at £6.99, is long-lasting and stays in place without creasing. Sleek MakeUP’s Molten Metal launches on 5 January 2011 in Superdrug stores nationwide as well as on
So last week whilst I was browsing the cosmetics aisle in Superdrugs [as ya do], I came across the display for Molten Metal. Now this was meant to have launched on the 5th of January, however on the 11th [the day I was in store] the actual product had yet to arrive *side eye*. What was present were the testers though, so I had a play with those and snapped a swatch [when I got home] of them for you all to see!

Top-Bottom: Gold and Pewter

They were indeed quite pigmented as stated by Sleek and very smooth in texture. They reminded me of my beloved Iman Luxury Face Palette: Suede that I used to have. Whether Molten Metal's would make a nice base for eyeshadows remains to be seen [I assume so] mind you, I only swatched on the back of my hand and it did stay put for a while. 

With similar products available on the beauty market at a far heftier price, I do believe that these would have flown off the shelves in record time had Sleek released these precious metals during the holiday season. However if you are girl who loves to shimmer all year round, do not miss out on this product!!

What are your thoughts on cream shadows? Do you own Molten Metal yet? Let me know! (",)

Thursday, 13 January 2011

MAC & DC Team Up For Wonder Woman Collection

Oh my goodness!!! My fellow MAC addicts over at Specktra, know that I have been absolutely excited and obssessing over the MAC Wonder Woman collection ever since Summer 2010 when news first broke about the MAC and DC collaboration.
Well thanks to the lovely Christine over at Temptalia, I we now have pics to coooo over and can start getting our purse straps ready because this haul is going to be huuuuuuge [in some cases literally]!!!

Take a deep breath Glam Squad its a BIG ONE!

Launch Date: February 10th 2011 (US/Canada)
March 2011 (International)

Marquise d’ Sandy cream peach (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Brunette, Blonde, Redhead ’09)
Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte) (Permanent)
Spitfire Bright creamy magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Heroine Brown bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Emancipation Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
Wonder Woman Bright red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
Athena’s Kiss Bright blue fuchsia (Limited Edition)
Secret Identity Mid-tone copper with soft pearl (Limited Edition)

Opulash Mascara
Victorious Purple (Limited Edition)
Army of Amazons Green (Limited Edition)
Themyscira Blue (Limited Edition)
Black Black (Permanent)

Penultimate Eye Liner
Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer
Obey Me True red (Limited Edition)
Spirit of Truth Navy blue (Limited Edition)

#48 Lash

Defiance Eyeshadow Quad
Defiance Iridescent white pink (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Paradise Island Soft warm pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Star Studded Mid-tone violet pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Real Drama Dark burgundy with pink pearl (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad
Lady Justice Bright silver with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Insurmountable Dirty blue grey (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Bold Babe Deep metal blue with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Deep Truth True dark blue (Frost) (Permanent)

Valiant Eyeshadow Quad
Valiant Light lime with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Spinning Transformation Deep olive bronze with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Diana Undercover Dark forest green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Manila Paper Pale frost white gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Spring Colour Forecast ’10)

Reflects Glitter

Reflects Pearl White glitter with pearl sheen (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)
Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)

Bright Fuchsia Bright magenta (Permanent)
Marine Ultra Vivid marine blue (Permanent at PRO)

Blush Duo
Mighty Aphordite Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl (Satin/Frost) (Limited Edition)
Amazon Princess Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl (Satin/Satin) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Skinfinish
Pink Power Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)
Golden Lariat True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)

Wonder Woman Makeup Bag
Wonder Woman Red (Limited Edition)
Bulletproof Blue (Limited Edition)

Utility Belt Eye Brush Set (Limited Edition)
Utility Belt Face Brush Set (Limited Edition)
Invicible Mirror (Limited Edition)

*Thud* told you it was a BIG ONE!!! So Glam Squad is this collection a hit? or miss? What's on your wishlist!?

Let me know!!!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

MAC Stylishly Yours: Style Curve

So I finally received Style Curve this week, one of the four lipstick shades currently available at as a limited edition from the MAC Stylishly Yours collection that was releasedhere in the UK last week. Described by MAC as a "bright violet", Style Curve has been likened to Revenge Is Sweet Lipglass from last years MAC and Disney collaboration Venomous Villains with its cremesheen finish giving an added shine when applied.

No Flash: (l-r) Style Curve, Violetta, Style Curve, Show Orchid

Personally, I believe that Style Ciurve gives off a playful, sheer colour that leans towards a pinkier tone rather than violet. However to look at Style Curve and the infamous PRO colour Violetta side by side you would think you were seeing double. I can say that after having a play around with Style Curve there is a slight difference between the two when actually worn. Style Curve is literally the 'play it safe' version of the bold looking Violetta.

Final thoughts: If you already have Violetta or even Show Orchid, save your money! See swatches below.

 Indoors with flash: (l-r) MAC Show Orchid, Style Curve, Violetta

  Outdoor Lighting - no flash: (l-r) MAC Show Orchid, Style Curve, Violetta

Did you purchase anything from Stylishly Yours? What do you think of Style Curve-Hit or Miss?

Monday, 10 January 2011

Rihanna: The Scent Of A Reb'l Fleur

Image from recently shot ad campaign.

Following in the footsteps of her BFF Katy Perry who recently released her fragrance 'Purr', Bajan beauty Rihanna is set to unveil her first fragrance Reb'l Fleur [translation: Rebel Flower] next month. 

In a recent interview with People magazine, she explained the meaning behind the name Reb'l Flower saying: 'My grandmother in Barbados used to call me her Rebel Flower.' Rihanna also said that it took some time to create the scent that she wanted.

 Was there a typo? Rihanna, says there was no mistake in the spelling when she got this tattoo in 2010.

'Over the years, I layered many different scents to get something that was truly my own. 'But I wanted…something that said "Rihanna was here". Something delicious and special, a fragrance with subtle hints that linger and leave a sexy memory.'

The new fragrance will be available in stores at the beginning of February and will be sold for $49 for a 1.7oz bottle in the US. UK price to be announced soon.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Spot The Difference

OPI Black Shatter - Limited Edition
RRP £14

Barry M Instant Nail Effect
RRP £3.99

By the look of both products there are no differences, even the packaging is similar, however the price is another thing.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

MAC Peacocky Collection

The highly anticpated Peacocky collection will be coming to a MAC store/counter near you soon!

Already proving popular overseas where Peacocky has already launched; the collection is pretty huge, introducing not one but two new products from MAC that are currently receiving rave reviews.

First up are the showstopping Mega Metal Eyeshadows, which consists of 15 kaleidoscope shades. Not to be mistaken for MAC's Metal-X Cream Shadows, oh nooo. These precious metals are long-wearing metallic powdered eyeshadows, no cream here, just a smooth buttery cream-like feel when applied. Mega Metal's are said to give a light-reflective, intense metallic finish that looks amazing on the skin. It has been described as a medium-buildable coverage that won't fade or crease. The formula contains Vitamins A & E, antioxidants that help condition the delicate eye area.

Saturday, 1 January 2011


Wishing you all an awesome fresh start  to your life in 2011, where posibilities never dry. Whatever your hearts desire, may you receive it as a double portion!!!

Blessed Love,