Oh La La - Laura Mercier Nail Polish

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Where to buy: LauraMercier.com (US) $18.00 : Urban Retreat Boutique (UK) £18.50 : Laura Mercier Counters (Not available online) (AU) $26.00

Rating: 3 / 5 Glittery Stilettos 

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Beauty Focus: Leighton Meester

Monday, May 28, 2012

As the face of both Herbal Essences and Vera Wang's latest fragrance release Lovestruck, Leighton Meester is no novice on what it takes to look good on camera. Although the infamous Blair Waldorf (played by Meester in the hit teen drama Gossip Girl) may prefer high end haulage Leighton likes to grab bargains at her local drugstore! “One of the joys of my job is being able to try all different products, but if I can spend a lot less on something, I’d rather do that.” She tells People magazine.

Not afraid to rock minimal/no makeup and a cozy pair of sweats every once in a while Leighton's style is more relaxed then Blair's, but still maintains that overwhelming hint of classic charm. Epitomized in Vera Wang's campaign for Lovestruck, Leighton is a classic Hollywood beauty. Her looks and style show great homage to the beautiful screen sirens of yesteryear like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

Keep reading for details on Leighton's favorite hair and beauty products......

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows Review & Swatches - Rosewood & Pale Barely

Friday, May 18, 2012

Where to buy: Nordstrom (US) $ 29.00 : David Jones (AU) $45.00 : Harrods (UK) £23.00

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Glittery Stilettos 

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Worst Product Ever? Maybelline Colour Sensational Pop Sticks - Review & Swatches

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Where to buy: 
US Should be popping up on Maybelline displays across America by early summer.
UK  £7.19 Boots and Superdrug instore as well as online.
AUS No word on Australian release but you can pick them up for $5.95 each including shipping on eBay.

Rating: 0.5 / 5 Glittery Stilettos 

Beauty Focus: Kyle Richards

Monday, May 7, 2012

I am unashamedly a big fan of the Real Housewives franchise, on any given evening after a long day at the office you could peek through my blinds and find me curled up with iPhone in hand and some sort of Real Housewives on the TV. Recently I have been favoring Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which was just recently released in Australia. The mixture of extreme opulence, 90210 post code and celebrity association just has me obsessed. 

Since the beginning of Season 1 I have been particularly drawn to Kyle Richards. From her amazing brunette locks to her fabulous yet affordable accessories she is fast becoming a style icon to working women and mothers everywhere. In addition to being a mother, actress, author, wife and reality star Kyle is also a self confessed makeup fanatic who does most of her own makeup for the show and events. 

In a town full of plastic surgery and endless exuberantly overpriced beauty treatments Kyle keeps it real (literally) and relies on a few *affordable* products to maintain and accentuate her natural beauty. Her first book: Life Is Not A Reality Show, details all her top tips on how you can look gorgeous even if you're on a budget. From that famous head of hair to her favorite lip products and lashes Kyle reveals all.

Keep reading for details on Kyle's favorite beauty and makeup products......

Ulta 3 - Cheap Polish Haul & Swatches

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ulta3 is Australia's number 1 selling nail polish and with prices as low as $2 per bottle and such amazing quality I can see why. Over the years I have purchased loads of different shades from Ulta3 and am happy to report the quality just keeps improving with time even though the prices have stayed the same.

Ulta3 is the Australian branch of the popular American drugstore brand New York Color so most if not all of the shades can be duped by a NYC Nail Polish. While researching for this post I came across the most amazing blog/resource which features an amazingly concise and useful Ulta3 Colour Guide.

20 Gifts for Mum under $20

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

With less then 2 weeks until Mother's Day there is only a few days left to get in your online orders so you receive your package with plenty of time to spare before Sunday April 13th.

I've hand picked 20 items for under $20 and there is something to suit all Mum's; From sophisticated to a little cheeky I've got you covered... Now all you have to do is remember to pick up a card!

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