Sunday, 31 March 2013

Chanel Fracas Le Vernis Nail Colour


On my nails today is this gorgeous summer ready shade from Chanel: 'FRACAS' #571
It's a beautiful balance of pink, orange and red Coral colour, yup you read that right! It's a Coral colour with the perfect amount of pink and orange and hints of red depending on what light you look at it in.

Quite a magic little thing, super bright and perfect for when the sun decides to grace us! For now I did my self some cheering up today as haven't been too well again! My nail technician was open on Easter Sunday and I got quite the treat as I had my typical square short nails back and even fitted in a nice relaxing pedicure!



In evening and bright lights this looks super bright pink and you can just about detect the gold shimmer in it, yet it's not actually transferred when applied to the nails, but it sure uses that gold to catch the light and really shine bright! During the day in natural light it's just pure reddy orange coral but in any light which it reflects it looks pink again!

My nail guy applied the first coat which dried almost immediately  but didn't achieve full opacity till the second coat was applied. By the third coat it was perfect coverage, looks alot thicker but evenly applied. Even two coats are perfect which I had on my toes and they look a tad more lighter but the finish, opaqueness and shine remains consistent.

It's a great formula, creamy yet not too thick or thin and as I said before it evens out straight away with the brush. It also maintains it's own shine but as always I love me a top coat to pro-long it's wear so I had that done for extra high shine.



I got this polish with Chanel's Spring 2013 collection - I believe it's a limited edition but no harm in checking out your local Chanel counter to see if any spare are available. I'm totally in love with this colour it' such a happy, juicy shade and perfect for summer!

Did I forget to mention sometimes it looks like a watermelon pink colour too?

Happy Easter Ladies!

Dyno x

Friday, 29 March 2013

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation Review


"Effortless to apply, with seamless blendability for a naturally flawless effect, this breakthrough foundation is the ideal all-day, everyday formula – available in a diverse range of 20 shades." - Chanel.com

My first ever foundation was a Chanel one; Chanel's Double Perfection Creme Poudre being my first love, followed by Pro Lumiere being the eternal love. For summer time I would head for my trusted Chanel Matte Lumiere - life was bliss and my face was flawless. But then Chanel makeup decided to go to war and one by one they discontinued each and every one of my favorite foundations - like the murder of each of my lovers.


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner Review


"This highly pigmented, waterproof eye liner glides on to deliver intense, vibrant color with staying power." - Stilacosmetics.com

This is my absolute favorite eye liner in the world! It's so soft and pigmented, glides on so easily and lasts all day! I remember Kim Kardashian sharing her beauty products and Stila's Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx was one of her favorites, however it was out of stock so on a random I picked this up after swatching it in Sephora back in 2009 and I instantly knew it was the one.


Thursday, 21 March 2013

Clutch Bags




Today I thought I'd share with you some cute pieces I've received. At Christmas my mum very kindly bought me a Swarovski encrusted clutch bag. For my Birthday in February two of my best friends also bought me clutch bags! And I absolutely love them!


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Google Reader is Closing :(

My lovely friend Chloe over at blushcrush kindly informed me that the handy link Google Reader/GFC which allows us to follow our favorite blogs is no longer going to be around so we must seek alternative ways of being informed when our favorite bloggers update us with posts. 

Although the given end date is July 1st 2013; aspects of GFC, Google Reader have deteriorated. I'll be transferring all my favorite bloggers over to blog lovin' so if you would still like to receive updates don't forget to add me over on blog lovin' where you can keep up to date with me and my posts!

For official announcement and details on Google reader check here.
To Follow me on Blog Lovin' click here.

Dyno x

Dolly Flare Coat and BCBG Leather Pants


Quick outfit post today, apparently it's the first official day of spring but the UK is still so cold, I'm taking full advantage though I kind of like cold weather because I get to wear pretty coats and wrap up all nice and snug, as long as it doesn't rain!

So today I wore:
Leather Legging Pants - BCBG
Flare Dolly Coat - Ralph Lauren
Vamp Heel Shoes - Zara



Hope you like, sorry for the lack of daily posts I have been so under the weather with a cold, fever, ear ache, tooth ache because my wisdom tooth is coming through, plus trying to get out plenty of work load! You name it I got it covered lol! I have a few posts lined up for tomorrow though as it's my day off! Yippee!

Dyno x

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Stiletto, Pointy and Round Nails Trend


Going through my daily dose of beauty and fashion magazines and the privilege of attending London Fashion Week 2013 I came across the current nail trend that's really taken everyone's stilettos in to a round of frenzy - get it? Stiletto's & Round?! My lame attempt at a joke but hey it doesn't change what everyone is now sporting as the coolest manicure in town! It literally mimics a stiletto with it's pointy shape.

Conveniently hash tagged as: #round #nails #roundnails #roundnailsswag #roundnailsdontcare and sported by the sexy likes of Lana Del Ray (I'm pretty sure this is the only style Lana sports and started to trend); the rest also followed suit, the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and even Blake Lively!


I had to get my paws right in too! I usually go for the typical square file nail and have never had them this perfectly rounded off, maybe just to the contour of my fingers but definitely not pointed. So today I decided I would have stiletto nails and the gel version applied on my nails, I also went for a smaller size of stiletto shaped nails. Even with this smaller size it's essential to have the gel applied on top of your own nail to hold the shape and prevent your nail from breaking. The other plus is that it lasts so much longer and maintains the newer look.

Personally I don't like really long nails and so opting for a seriously pointy or longer nail wasn't for me, but I have to say I absolutely fell in love with how my nails turned out and they compliment my fingers and hand shape very well! I also opted to go for the natural look and the colour of my nails was a light peach nude. I had the ring fingers encrusted with diamontes and a glitter nail polish coat - it looks super pretty!


Is anyone else sporting stiletto nails?

Dyno x

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Traditional Outfit


Over the weekend my cousin got engaged, here's what I wore for the precious occasion and makeup details!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

MAC Archie's Girls Collection Haul

Archie's Girls
 "The ravishing rivals for Archie's affection inspire a colour collection celebrating their iconic personas. Smoulder in deep and seductive tones inspired by spoiled rich girl Veronica or beam like blonde-next-door Betty in soft and innocent shades for eyes and face. So gorgeous in exclusively designed packaging." - Limited edition, MAC.



Betty
"Beautiful Blonde-Next-Door Betty inspires a limited-edition colour collection with a soft, innocent sexiness. Lipsticks in peaches and pinks beam bright under layers of Lipglass in girly shades. Nail Lacquer in Comic Cute and Pep Pep Pep to win Archie's affection. All packaged in exclusive designs." - MAC

Veronica
"The envy of every girl, Veronica smoulders with a limited-edition colour collection rich in deep, seductive tones. Lipsticks in violet, red and blackened plum play up the va-voom while Lipglass shimmers in shades certain to steal hearts. Nails lacquered in dark berry and navy crème ready for a soda fountain catfight. All packaged in exclusive Archie's Girls designs." - MAC

What are you ladies? I think I'm definitely a Veronica Girl!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Cape Cutie

I'm really into capes, every season I look for different styled ones, different lengths, different details and any one of them can be just perfect for transition between seasons. My outer wear therefore has got to be on point! Capes are my other obsession after coats and with many options they make it easier to wear into spring too. There's something about the way they flow; so elegant, so classy and such a "rich lady" look!



Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Favourites of the last few months...


I haven't got around to doing a monthly favourite post in what feels like months! Infact it has been months, so today I thought i'd put together some of my favourite products I've been loving way too much!

  • Clarins Skin Smoothing Eye Mask
    • This is my first time trying an eye mask and my goodness I have fallen in love with this Clarins one! I received a generous sample size and tried it out and could not believe how refreshing and cooling my eye area felt. Without feeling heavy or over whelming this refreshes my eye area with a cooling affect that doesn't tingle. It really makes a difference to tired and fatigue eyes and this is my weekly pick me up! I've had a few late nights almost into the early mornings of work overload and this has been a skin savior for my under eyes and lids. I'll be purchasing the full size and will do a full review!
  • Clarins Eye Contour Gel
    • This I used along with the eye mask, it's also cooling and refreshing. I don't suffer from dark circles so I can't comment on how it works for that concern but for puffiness I found this to be effective in soothing, calming and refreshing the eye area. Puffiness by the morning did disappear and has not returned - though I have never previously suffered from this issue I only notice it when I haven't been sleeping and resting for days in a row. So when I do find my eye area to be unhappy with puffiness or tired and fatigued this is my pick me up which works brilliantly with the eye mask. This too I will be purchasing in full size and will do a full review.
  • Burberry Body Eau De Parfum
    • Treated myself to a new fragrance and have done a full review here. I adore this perfume, light, sexy and seductive, one of my all time favourites now! I think I'll be needing to repurchase this very soon! That's how much I have used it! Love! If your looking for a new fragrance, definitely check this out or as a present the receiver will not be disappointed!
  • Laura Mercier Body & Bath Souffle Body Creme
    • I got the sampler set of the Laura Mercier Souffle Body Cremes and fell in love with them too! These are divine, rich and moisturising body creams! I did a full review of them here; If there's one body cream I recommend to everyone now it's this one!
  • Moroccanoil Treatment for Hair
    • I have switched up my hair care routine and now use the Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Care Range and have been extremely impressed! I therefore also incorporated the Moroccanoil Treatment recommended by my hair dresser and have been loving the effects this oil has on my hair! I have done a full review here. I just love the soft, smoothing and shine this product has given my hair! I have noticed a big difference in the look and condition of my hair and many people have asked me how I get so much shine in my hair - I have to say the extra lush look I get with my hair now is definitely down to me using Moroccanoil. 
  • L'Oreal Elnett Satin Lumiere Supreme Hold Hair Spray
    • I didn't think it was possible to love a hair spray but I just picked this up on a random for a weekend away because of it's size, I like the smell and the hold it has on my curls is very impressive! When I first curl my hair and spray this it holds it pretty much for a good 8-9 hours, after sleeping on my hair the next day and brushing out the curls I still have amazing body and delicate wavy hold, this is definitely down to this hair spray as I never noticed such hold on my curls previously. I'll be purchasing the bigger size and will do a more in depth review on this also!
  • MAC Plushglass in Ample Pink
    • Ample Pink has been a obsession of mine, pink nude lip? my lips but better? this is my to-go lipgloss pretty much everyday! It's nearly finished, and I even wore this to London Fashion Week, that's how comfortable, confident and trustworthy I find it is! Beautiful colour, plumps up my lips and just looks so pretty! The boy even said that my lips look so perfect with this on so I was very flattered indeed! I love MAC's Deelight Cremesheen Lipglass that has been my holy grail, but I think Ample Pink just kicked it's butt! Read my full review here.
  • MAC Cremesheen and Pearl Lipstick in Pink Pearl Pop
    • This lipstick is literally a pop of pink, but a candy pink one! I wear this at least once a week when my eye makeup is non existence and it's such a happy pick me up colour! I think this has to be one of my favourite pink lipsticks to date now, I reach for this more than I do my other light, bright pink lipsticks. I have done a full review of it here. It applies sheer or can be built up and it's moisturising cremesheen formula which is one of my absolute favourites is brilliant and glossy. The shimmer or pearl in this case is muted yet pretty.
  • Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia 
    • I am a lip balm hoarder so it's no surprise each time a new lip balm comes on the market I just buy it, but these Nivea lip butters are incredibly yummy! This one in particular smells so sweet and it glides on just like how butter feels when it melts. It makes my lips soft and they feel very moisturised. I don't think it works wonders for chapped lips but to keep them hydrated and glossy this is perfect! These are great to have around when your just watching tv or lazing around to ensure you are at least applying something to your lips.

What products have been your favourites over the last few months?

Dyno x

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection 'Printemps Precieux de Chanel



"Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup Peter Philips develops a unique blend of purity and playfulness for Spring: Collection Printemps Precieux De Chanel - The collections soul is captured in the exclusive collection 'Poudre Signee de Chanel'. Camellias, Double 'C's' and Lipsticks are embossed on the surface of a light powder with a satiny finish. It's light beige shade, warmed by a dash of peach with 'Frivole, sculpts and lights up the complexion." - Chanel.com

Drooooooooooooooool with me in to Spring!!!


Saturday, 2 March 2013

Red Business


Earlier in the week I had a business dinner to attend, so I pulled out my favourite lip colour! RED! Plus a simple black sleeveless dress, sheer tights and heels. Hope you like!

Outfit:
  • Sleeveless Dress with Embellishement - H & M
  • Sheer Tights - DKNY
  • Grey Suede Heels - Zara
Makeup:
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Syracuse
  • MAC Blot Pressed Powder Medium Dark
  • MAC Gingerly Blush
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette eyes
  • YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara Black
  • Stila Smudgestick Eyeliner Stingray
  • YSL Cream Eyeliner Pure Black
  • MAC Cherry Lip Liner
  • MAC Hey Sailor 'Send Me Sailing' Lipglass




Dyno x

Michael Kors Eau De Parfum for Women


"From designer Michael Kors, a chic, luxurious, sexy fragrance for women. Creamy florals explode into exotic spices, tamed by Moroccan incense. A fragrant creation with a wealth of personality that will capture the heart of every woman." - MichaelKors.com

In every Michael Kors store there's this distinct, delicate smell in the air that makes the store smell unique and beautiful like it's full of fresh lillies and roses. I love it and I'm very pleased to have the exclusive Michael Kors Eau de Parfum! It's the only Michael Kors fragrance I own at the moment and it's absolutely divine!


Friday, 1 March 2013

Dior - A little bit of everything


Today my lovelies I have part 2 of my Dior haul for you; three products to share with you, all courtesy of my brother! He took me shopping for my birthday and whatever I lay my naughty paws on he bought! Blessed indeed! These products are from the permanent range available at Dior beauty counters.

Dior Addict Eau De Parfum
Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Awakening Lipbalm
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Collagen Active Lipgloss