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:

Bobbi Brown Makeup Collection for Christmas 2012

Bobbi Brown has a lot of great sets to choose from this Christmas! Sets for eye, lips, face products, makeup brushes and even a chic makeup tote.

  Bellini Lip and Eye Palette, £59/€65

Ten eye shadows with different finish, four lip glosses, mini lip and eye shadow brushes.

Tube tint trio, three mint scented lip glosses in Grape Glitter Lip Gloss, Pink Violet Lip Gloss and Pink Mist Shimmer Lip Gloss, £28/€36

 Powder pearl eye trio,  three shimmering loose pigments in Black Pearl, Moonlight and Pink Pearl £33/€44

Lip & Eye Palettes, £36/€42

Lipsticks, lip gloss and eye shadows.

Eye Shadow Palettes, £42/€46

Two variations of

Clarins Odyssey Makeup Collection for Christmas 2012

Clarins Christmas 2012 makeup collection called Odyssey was inspired by the Greek Gods. This collection includes two gorgeous compacts with  a beautiful logo on top which, according to the brand, evokes the magnificence of Ancient Greece.

I am personally a die-hard of of anything inspired by a certain culture, so I love it, of course! Well done, Clarins. I vote for Scandinavia and Latin America to be next 😉

Clarins suggests going for a luminous complexion, coppery eyes and warm toned brown lips for AW season.

So let’s tale a look at the palettes.

Odyssey Face Palette (£35)

This compact should work for all skin tones and should ‘enhance the complexion for a beautiful, more even skin tone. The Light-Optimizing+ Complex reduces the appearance of wrinkles and imperfections leaving skin looking even and radiant.’

Odyssey Eye

Lancome Happy Holidays Makeup Collection for Christmas 2012

Here a preview of Lancome’s Christmas 2012 makeup collection Happy Holidays which is all about the gold, red and sequins, very festive!

This collection was actually inspired by Paris, where, according to Lancome, ” illuminations resonate with enchanting shimmer”.

This collection includes:

Lancôme Ombre Hypnôse Mono (£18) in Fil d’Or, Fil d’Argent (on promo) and Fil d’Bronze.

These come in a beautiful sparkly compact and the eye shadows themselves are woven like a mesh fabric. It is promised they these  give a beautiful metallic effect and should last up to 16 hours. They do look promising, I think the texture and formula should be great.

Lancôme Ombre Les Paillettes aux Yeux (£17.50) in À la Belle Étoile and Lumières de Paris.

Shimmering loose powder to apply directly to lids or on top of other products for a glowy effect.

Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl  (£16) in Jazzy Taupe and France in a Glance

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge (£21) in