Christal Boreale Makeup Collection by Dior. Holiday 2009

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And the 50-ties of last century  Dior asked  Swarovski created a jewelry collection for Dior. So Swarovski created crystal reproduces the reflection of sunlight in the Mirror Gallery in Versailles. It was called Aurore Boreale*. Such name also got the new  medallion from the new Holiday 2009 collection.

Mirror metal surface is dotted with transparent crystals, white (48 pieces), in the center of which  there are 4 major crystals . Inside  there is a lip gloss.

Two shades:

  1. 001 Pure Crystal with sparkles
  2. 251 Pink Crystal pinkish purple

Northern light. (my note)

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information and photos of other products

Sunday 11.10 Beautiful Reading

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So here are some posts that I liked this week.

Fabulous looks for Halloween from a very talented bloger. I love all her looksMakeup your Jangsara. The image above is also from Jangsara blog.

Photos and swatches of Chanel holiday 2009  collectionMakeup and Beauty Blog

Awesome video  about the best drugstore makeup – Alpha Blonde (or Brunette now?;)

Beauty book from  Alex Box creator  of  Illamasqua cosmetics – British Beauty Blogger has the details

Enter the  Breast Cancer Awareness contest – Brilliant Brunette

Looking for a Young Punk Dupe? – Magimania has the answer

Smoky Crystal 089 quint and Silver Purple 782 nail polish photos  from the Dior 2009 Holiday collectionThe Beauty look Book

How are you all doing? I am  a bit better. Thank you again for all your sweet comments! xo

Valentine’s Day Beauty Gift Guide

I used to be very anti-VDay when I was younger with all my nonconformism and all, but now I am more tolerant, and by that I mean that I would not necessarily do all the “traditional” things that you should do  but I would not say no to a nice gesture. While I do think that you do not need a specific day to show love to your partner, I do not see why you can’t get a little (or a luxury; like moon magic) something for your loved one?

And this feature is not an ode to consumerism, I do not want to promote getting things for the sake of it. It took me a while to make the list. All of the products I am listing are the things that I personally really love, and would recommend. I’ve picked 14 products, very symbolic.

But before we get to that part I want to be selfish, and list the three (I kind of count eye liners as one) products that I personally would love to get. Are you reading, husband, ahem?

Personal Wish List

  • LE LABO Rose 31 – Eau De Parfum (from Cult BeautyNet a Porter, Nordstrom, Selfridges,Harrods,Saks Liberty London).This is the scent I wore for my wedding day ( I had a little sample), and would love a bottle now.  Please, and thank you. And I just think that fragrance is the best gift (as long as you know which one to get).
  • SARAH CHAPMAN Skin Insurance SPF 30 (£49 from Cult Beauty and Net a Porter). I am not a big foundation wearer, so I usually wear some slightly tinted glowing primer and an SPF, so this product sounds like a dream. It is a slightly tinted and radiance enhancing SPF cream. And this being Skinesis, I’d expect exceptional quality.
  • While I do not need a  new eye liner now [I have a rule now where I do not get new products before I run out of at least one], but I have  Pat McGrath Labs
    Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner (£26) and CHARLOTTE TILBURY The Feline Flick (£22) waiting for their turn.

The Reds

  • Dior Nail polish in Pandore (review). This is my red nail varnish of choice, gorgeous vibrant fiery red. And the Dior formula is insane, opaque, glossy and long lasting. Thumbs up!
  • Red lipstick.  There are so many to choose from, I would suggest  one which comes in red packaging, too. So hot.  I have a Chanel one, and I can’t get enough of it.

The Indie/Niche Heroes

I am always happy to support brands that are

Dior Colour Gradation Makeup Collection for Spring 2017

Dior Colour Gradation Makeup Collection for Spring 2017 which was inspired by the gradual makeup trend, and has so many products to offer that everyone can find somethings. There are tonnes of products for eyes, lips, face and nails. Let’s take a look.

I personally really love the look of the  Rouge Gradient which are described as the  lip shadow with a matte finish. You can choose from 575 Pink, 755 Red and 975  Purple.

There are also four fun looking Dior Vernis shades: 340 Maybe, 505 Early, 800 Now and  873 Sudden.

There are so many products for the eyes:

Bling: Top AW17 Festive Highlighters

Festive season means gorgeous and luxurious highlighters which come in gold and silver packaging. I have selected 5 which, in my opinion, will make any girl happy, beauty present-wise.

1. BURBERRY Festive Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder ($68 from Sephora)

A LE compact with a silver bow can be worn as a highlighter or an eye shadow.

2. Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Precious Rocks ( $57 from Saks and Nordstrom)

Another silver packaging, also a LE variation of the cult product – Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer powder.

3.GUERLAIN Météorites Gold Pearl  Light-Revealing Pearls of Powder

(from Escentual and Sephora)

This list would be