Essie Leading Lady Nail Polish Collection for Winter 2012

I like that Essie offers such a great variety of shades for this Winter. Not the usual reds and golds but also blues coral and pinks.

I think the turquoise one is actually my favourite shade… I also love the blue one and the glitter red.

There are six shades:

  •  Leading Lady, a supreme deep red with glitter
  • Butler Please, an indulgent bright blue
  • Where’s My Chauffer, an

L’Occitane Marvellous Flowers & Magical Leaves Collection for Christmas 2012

This Christmas L’Occitane offers two collections – Marvellous Flowers & Magical Leaves.

Marvellous Flowers is both fruity and floral, it is a mix of peony and red berries.

The products from the range are:

Body Cream 250ml – £27 / €38.95 , Hand Cream 30ml – £8 / €10.50, Eau de Toilette 75ml – £35 / €41.95, Intense Eau de Toilette Roll-On 10ml – £14.50 / €19.95,  Shimmering Oil 75ml – £22 / €29.95, Shower Gel 250ml – £13.00 / €17.50 , Perfumed Soap 50g – £3.50 / €3.50

The notes of EDT are:  pink grapefruit, red berries, roses and peonies, white wood and musk.

 Magical Leaves is a unisex fragrance with verbena, hazel, citrus fruits and vanilla.

The products are:

Chantecaille Les Fetes Makeup Collection for Holiday 2012

This holiday the luxury brand Chantecaille offers a gorgeous rose powder, eye shadow trio and stunning berry lip products.

Find out how you can re-create the look from the promo image below. Plus enjoy the beautiful promo photos of the new products. I personally would really love both lip products. But the powder would make a fantastic gift.

FACE

Using the Foundation Brush, apply a thin layer of Future Skin. Concentrate on the areas that appear red.

Apply Biolift Concealer, preferably the same color as the foundation, directly from the stylo, starting from the tear duct, sweep the product toward the outer corner of the eye. Gently press the product into the skin with fingertips.

Set the foundation with the new HD Perfecting Powder using the Kabuki Brush in a circular motion all over the face for a flawless finish.

Highlight the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose with Les Pétales Powder ($74) to add luminosity.

EYES

Apply

Laura Mercier Beauty and Makeup Sets for Christmas 2012

Laura Mercier has a fantastic selection of makeup and beauty sets this Christmas.

Besides the Art Deco Muse collection, which is all about the red and gold shades and new products, such as Illuminating Eye Colour and Lip Lacquer, there are a lot of amazing value sets.

I don’t even know which one I like the best, to tell the truth. You can get pretty much everything: lip glosses, eye pencils, brushes set and lip-cheek-eyes palettes and save a lot of  money. What is not to like?

Mini Lip Glace Collection, £31/€45/$48

Soft Nudes: Bare Pink, Sweetheart (LE), Bijoux(LE) Bare Baby LE, was featured in Nude Lip Glace launch), Bare Blush.  

Rich Berries Violet, Rose, Cerise(LE) Sangria (LE), Bare Beige. Smoky Effects Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Collection, £31/€45/ $48

8 Kohl Eye Pencils: Black Violet, Brown Copper, Stormy Grey, Black Gold, Black Turquoise, Black Navy, Antique Jade, Jet Black – New, LE Glamour Wardrobe Dual Decker Colour for Eyes, Cheeks & Lips, £65/€98/$98

8 Eye Colours:  Buttercream – Matte,  Peridot – Luster (LE), Heather Plum – Luster(LE), Midnight Navy – Sateen (LE), Sable – Sateen, Sandstone – Sateen,  Cherrywood – Luster (LE), Coffee Ground – Matte.

5 Lip Glazes: Chambord, Sugarplum, Papaya, Dolce, Brush 4 Sheer Creme Cheek Colours: Rose Glow, Pink Veil, Golden Glow, Bronze Veil

4 Brushes: Travel Pony Tail Brush (for eye), Double-Ended Crease/Smudge Brush (for eye), Travel Lip Colour Brush

 Colour-To-Go Portable Palettes for Eyes, Cheeks & Lips£30/€45/$48

Cool Neutrals: 3 Eye Colours in

Elemis Skincare Sets for Christmas 2012

I think you can’t really go wrong with Elemis products. Their holiday sets = great way to try the brand without spending a fortune.

As usual, there is a great selection of sets to choose from and I personally would like to get the  Princess of Spa Set £49.50/$95 as it contains my favourite ever hand cream, Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream 100ml, and Skin Nourishing Milk Bath 400ml. As for  Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixir 300ml, it sounds like a product that I would love a lot, too.

There are a lot of other sets, here are six of them which caught my attention. But these are not all of them, there are other variants to choose from!

Elemis Bath & Body Jewels Bodycare Essentials Set( £29.50): Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixir 100ml, Skin Nourishing Shower Cream 100ml, Revitalise-Me Shower Gel 100ml, Tranquil Touch Indulgent Bath Elixir 100ml, Tranquil Touch Body Cream 50ml, Skin Nourishing Body Lotion 50ml

 King of Skin Collection (£25): Time For Men Ice Cool Foaming Shave Gel 200ml, Time For Men Daily Moisture Boost 20ml, [email protected] Sharp Shower and Bath Gel 100ml

Duchess of Spa Exotic Bodycare Set (£49.50): Frangipani