Model Mirror with a Built-in Light, Anyone?

I like the idea of the mirror with the built-in light. It can be very useful in so many life situations, right?

I wouldn’t mind getting one of the Les Tai Tai mirrors called the Model Mirror. The price is from £15 ( a plain black) to £22 at Selfridges.

My personal favourite is this one called Hippy Skull.

These are also available in pink, turquoise, leopard and Union Jack.

By the way, if you want to see my favourite mirrors – click here.

My Favourite Glosses and Lipsticks for Everyday

I don’t really do nude lips, there are several nude lipsticks that I like but I rarely use them. My everyday lips would be baby pink or clear glosses or the new glossy lipsticks. I also love light coral and peaches and bright matte lips but light pinks/clear glosses would be my choice for an everyday look.

There are so many that I love but I have decided to choose only eight. I love high end glosses for my personal use but I understand that not everyone can afford it so I’ve chosen three much cheaper lip products that I love, too.

Since these are my favourite products I have already written about all of them so I will just include the links to my reviews.

My favourite gloss of all times would have to be Chanel Mica glossimer which you can probably tell by how well used it is, my second favourite is KissKiss Crystal Pearl by Guerlain.

My most favourite affordable lip gloss is Demure by Rimmel which is discontinued but I have backups.

Other lip glosses/lipsticks from the photo are:

Dior Addict in Baby Rose – review and swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur in Aqua Curacao – review and swatches

Anna Sui Sui Lip Gloss in 001 – review and swatches

Max Factor Xperience Boutique Sheer Gloss Balm in Coral – review and swatches

Maybelline Colorsensational Cream Gloss in I love Lilas – review and swatches

Here are the swatches which start from  Chanel Mica, YSL, Guerlain and the same order you can see on the photo.

Similar glosses that are on my wish list now are: Gemma Kidd Moonstone, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Lilac Pastelle, Givenchy  lip gloss (don’t remember the name) and New CID i-gloss in Moonstone, Hourglass Origami, GOSH Light’N Shine Lip Glaze in 04 and Clarins Clarins Lip Perfector in Rose.

If you know a lip products with a similar shade that I would like please share!

Want It: Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Collection

I am a big fan of Too Faced eye shadow palettes, so I was happy to see the brand new palette which is called Matte Eye Shadow Collection and which is exclusive to Sephora so far.

This palette contains nine wearable matte eye shadows, cards with makeup looks suggestions and brush. And this all comes in a beautiful package.

3 x 0.07 oz Eye Shadows in:

  • Tufted Suede (soft tan)
  • Velveteen Bunny (ivory)
  • Fresh Linen (pale pink)

6 x 0.03 oz Eye Shadows in

  • Chinchilla (light warm brown)
  • Coffee Bean (dark brown)
  • Pebbles (gray)
  • London Fog (deep blue)
  • Vintage Violet (violet mauve)
  • Midnight (charcoal gray)

Now this palette looks like a must have and I really hope it will be available not only in the States later. But so far you get in only at Sephora for $36.

 

Do You Match Your Manicure and Pedicure?

I have nail polish on my toe nails almost all year round but summer is the time when everyone else can see it. And…comment on it. This is exactly what my friend, male-who-is-forty-years-old, did. I was actually shocked as he is the person who could not care less about my nail polish.

He: What’s with your nails?

Me: What is it?

He: Well, your manicure matches the dress (while it most certainly wasn’t). And what about the pedicure? Why is it red?

Me: Hmmm… Doesn’t red go with everything?

I wore Essie Over the Knee for my manicure and Illamasqua Alarm for my pedicure.

And do you match your madi and pedi? Do you go for one colour or just try to co-ordinate the shades? Or maybe you just could not care less and would easily wear acid green for your mani and matte pink for your pedi or whatever your choice would be?

Zoya Smoke and Mirrors Nail Polish Collection For Fall 2011

I was so excited when I got this press release back in June because Zoya finally has a MARINA nail polish as a part of their Fall 2011 nail polish collection.

There are twelve new  nail polishes which are divided into  Smoke and Mirrors collections:

Zoya Mirrors Collection

  • Nimue (ZP570) – smoky rich thistle metallic
  • Marina (ZP571) – smoky steel blue metallic
  • Tao (ZP572) – smoky slate gray metallic
  • Yara (ZP573) – sparkly olive green metallic
  • Neeka (ZP574) – sparkly amethyst purple metallic
  • Jem (ZP575) – sparkly fandango pink metallic

Zoya Smoke