Jo Malone Collection for Christmas 2014

I am still in love with the Jo Malone’s mini cologne set I’ve got myself as a Christmas present several years ago, which is why I always recommend getting them, as a present for yourself or a special friend.

This year the brand actually brought out two gorgeous looking collections, one with colognes, and the other one with colognes intense. It is as good as it gets, really.

Jo Malone Cologne Collection and Cologne Intense Collection Christmas 2014

 

Jo Malone Cologne Collection, £68/$110

  • Zesty Lime Basil and Mandarin: fresh limes and zesty mandarin undercut by peppery basil and aromatic white thyme.
  • Blackberry and Bay: deep, tart blackberry juice, just-gathered bay and brambly woods.
  • Amber and Lavender: a subtle, spicy warm scent of petit grain, French lavender and amber.
  • Peony and Blush Suede: a charming mix of peonies, red apple, jasmine, rose and gillyflower mingled with sensual blush suede.
  • Wood Sage and Sea Salt: woody earthiness mixed with sage the sea.

Wood Sage and Sea Slat is the only cologne that I still don’t have, Peony and Blush Suede I’ve got for my Mum, and other three

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Collection for Holiday 2014

I will be honest, it’s hard to count how many times I’ve watched the videos from the new Tom Ford campaign Lips & Boys (will be available from the 28th; and from Selfridges)I may even shared it with some of my friends, too…

Lips & Boys is  a limited edition collection of 50 lipsticks which are divided into 10 colour groups. Each has a name of a guy.

Now, I wish you could choose the name you wanted. I am sure the brand would charge a lot for the option. But I want to have a lipstick the name, not just any boy’s name.

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Collection for Holiday 2014 corals, reds and plums

Corals to Oranges:  Luca, Matthew, Adriano, Tomas, Rafael

Reds: Rory, Diego, Alejandro,Luciano, Leonardo.

Violets to Orchid: Olivier, Julian, Pablo,  Xavier, Liam

Plums: Collin, Didier, Guillermo,

Beauty Inspiration: Collistar Italian Beauty AW 2014 Makeup Collection

You know how much I adore  plum/berry lips and nails but seeing that everywhere now  makes me want to wear something different. And when I saw the promo image for the new Collistar campaign I just fell in love with it.

Besides the fact that it is elegant and beautiful,yet simple to re-create, I am sure that it [my love for the collection] has something to do with the fact that it was inspired by Italian beauties.

If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ve probably already noticed that I find Italian women absolutely gorgeous. Monica, Cristina, Mariacarla, Bianca, to name just a few of my favourites…

Collistar Italian Beauty AW 2014 Makeup Collection promoActually all the products from this collection are named after a certain Italian beauty icon, and it is awesome when a brand pays a tribute to the country it is from.

I have  found a tutorial on Collistar’s channel where you can see all the products in action. And, did I mention that

AW 2014 New Lip Products: byTerry, Lipstick Queen, Kevin Aucoin and butter LONDON

Judged by the amount of views of the last feature about the new AW 2014 lip products we all love a good lipstick or a gloss.  Considering  all the new innovative textures, gorgeous packaging and beautiful colours, it’s hard to resist.

This is why I’ve decided to introduce other new releases:

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen , £35/$50

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen all shades makeup4allNo one could describe this lipstick better than Poppy King, brand’s founder:

“This intensely rich but wet formula, inspired by the slinky ladies of the silver screen, is a ground-breaking, industry-first. Silver Screen is a homage to Hollywood sassiness, if this lipstick could walk it would sashay. My most vixen lipstick to date!”.

I seriously love the packaging, and the colour selection. Well done, Poppy!

The shades are:  Come Up, The chic, vibrant baby rose.  Have Paris, The iconic scarlet red.  Made It, The mouth-watering deep wine. Play It – The exotically glamorous hot pink. See Me The head-turning, playful peach.  Stella, The show-stopping purple with a flash of shimmering turquoise. You Kid, The understated yet eye-catching nude.

Where to buy: Space NK, Space NK UK and John Lewis

By Terry Baume de Rose Nutri Couleur, £35/$60

BECCA Makeup Collection for Holiday 2014

I always say that BECCA have the most beautiful promo photos, the girls and their makeup look impeccable. Although it is only September, this photo makes me think of a glamorous (and I am not even glamorous, trust me) New Year’s party. It is so perfect…

BECCA Makeup Collection for Holiday 2014 promoSo what new products BECCA are brining out for us, their fans, for the holidays seasons?

Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Gold, £30/$38

The cult product from the brand (I can’t live without mine) in a pressed form in the golden shade that will make any look more  festive and party appropriate.

There is also The One Perfecting Brush Limited Edition Gold (£40/$49) to go with it. It is a