30 Nov 2010

BEAUTY CRAZE: £83,000 MODELS OWN NAIL POLISH


 That's correct, £83,000 (meh...not much right?!), I wonder how much Models Own would charge for blusher then, maybe £10,000? 

Don't get yourself in a muddle trying to rush out and get this nail varnish, Gold Rush is strictly made to order and  it's only being showcased at Frost of London.  To commemorate it,  Models Own will be releasing Gold Rush Ready to Wear in Boots on 23rd February 2011 for a more affordable £5.


However, if you're still wondering why it costs so much, here's what Models Own had to say: 


At £83,000, Gold Rush is no ordinary nail polish.  When painted on the nails it looks like gold leaf – it glistens and glimmers and actually sparkles as if it contains tiny diamonds, yet is absolutely smooth to the touch.  The exquisite gold lid is hand-crafted from a solid ingot of yellow gold, and weighs nearly 4 ounces. A total of 1,118 diamonds have been precisely inset weighing over 14 carats of 'collection' VVS quality and colours D, E and F.  Long lasting and easy to apply, the weight of the gold and diamond encrusted lid makes nail painting a doddle – even after a few glasses of Cristal.
So will you be grabbing this nail varnish?

*sarcasm intended* 

26 Nov 2010

BEAUTY NEWS: ILLAMASQUA BRUSH SET


@illamasqua have decided to bring out their own brush set, they've had individual brushes for a while now, but for the first time it's in a set! Now I love their brushes because they are made by Japonesque, and if anyone knows about good quality brushes then they've probably heard of  Japonesque.

The brushes are a set of five including:  Foundation Brush, Blusher Brush 1, Eye Shadow Brush, Eye Brow Brush, Lip Brush

The Illamaqua website describes their set as:

This really is the ultimate collection; from the cruelty-free, synthetic brushes, to the high quality leatherette casing, printed with an exquisite illustration of our heroine imitating Narcissus, gazing longingly at her own reflection. On the inside are five of the most versatile brushes available on the market. Luxurious and elegant, convenient and practical, this is the perfect gift for anyone who loves make-up
Price: £95

Will you be picking this up this Christmas?

24 Nov 2010

FAVE 'FUMES: BALENCIAGA PARIS FRAGRANCE


I haven't done a fave fume post in yonks. Sorry! The fragrance that has stolen my heart at the moment is the Balenciaga Paris fragrance.

Following the success of Nicolas Ghesquierè's first fragrance, the latest release is a purse spray. Thankfully it still has notes from the original such as chype violet; I guess it wouldn't  be a Balenciaga fragrance without the original scent.

It's bottled in a luxury glass prism, making it easy to hold plus it comes with a little velvet pouch to prevent scratches to the bottle.  

The scent is soft, fresh and light. It's rather fruity in the very early stages. It’s also slightly metallic in the opening but mostly, there's a soft violet aroma throughout. Even though there’s no Glade and no melon, it is rather fruity at the first whiff. 

Wearing this fragrance will make you feel elegant, classy, and sophisticated: everything a women should be anyway!

Top Notes: Violet leaves, 
Middle Notes: Rose and Violet
Base Notes: cedar and patchouli

23 Nov 2010

BEAUTY NEWS: MAC AND NICKI MINAJ PINK FRIDAY IN THE UK


Ok so obviously you know that Nicki Minaj is one of the most talked about female rappers at the moment right?  Ms Minaj has scored herself a deal with popular make up brand MAC.


The collaboration with MAC is obviously promoting her new album Pink Friday. The buzz around Pink Friday is it's only sold on Fridays. So, starting this Friday, the pink lipstick will only be sold at the end of the week and on each following Friday til December 17th. It's  a pretty ingenious marketing stunt, ladies you're going to have to be quick on Pink Friday as it's a limited edition.


Web: Selfridges and MAC  

NAILS: CHER LLOYD NAILS ARE SOO HOT!!!

When X factor Contestant Cher Lloyd sang her "heart" out (I beg to differ) I couldn't help but stare at her nails; they were just stunning. I later found out her nails were coated in OPI nail polishes; well I guess who else could it be? * slightly biased towards OPI, as I love them*

Just take a look!!!!


What you think? You likey?

19 Nov 2010

SKINCARE: PEAR FACIALS COMBAT DRY SKIN!

                                    

Yup you read right! Did you know you can use pear as a facial? Well, I guess you learn something new everyday. 

For my dry skin brothers and sisters out there, pear is a great way to combat dry skin. Pears are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, copper, and vitamin K; they do wonders for your skin. oh not forgetting they also have antioxidants, which help to repair damage done by free radicals (ok, this post wasn't meant to be a lesson on the scientific benefits of a pear, but it's good to know this stuff!) 

Normally, I would do this at the beginning of the autumn season since my skin likes to act up early. For me, if I don't prepare my skin for the autumn and winter months, it will feel like I have climbed Mount Everest - no joke!

Just so you have an idea of how dry my skin is, every morning my lips are tight and dry. Seriously, it's so difficult to manage, especially in the winter; lip treatments are close to my heart because they're the only product that keep my lips in check. 

Ok, back to the facial: how does it work? 

                                        



Pear Facial Mask
1 ripe pear
½ teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of heavy cream

Start by peeling and coring the pear. Cut the pear into small pieces and place them in a small dish. Using a fork, mash the pear fruit into a smooth paste. Next, add the honey and heavy cream. Spread the mixture evenly over your face and neck. Let it sit on the skin for 15 minutes and then rinse the pear facial mask off with warm water. Follow up with a splash of cool water and pat dry with a clean towel.


I can't promise you Beyonce's beautiful skin, but it will help your skin in the winter months if done regularly. If you have oily skin then replace pear with strawberries! 

18 Nov 2010

BEAUTY NEWS: ILLAMASQUA'S ALEX BOX MASTERCLASS

Alex Box, Creative Director for Illamasqua is soon to be appearing across Selfridges stores for an intimate series of Master classes. Known for her artistry and stunning creativity, her work has exhibited extraordinary experimentation within the fashion industry for many years, featuring in prestigious titles such as i-D and working with icons such as Nick Knight.









Alex Box is one of my favourite makeup artists; she has incredible talent yet she's so unbelievably humble. To immerse yourself in her world and to learn more of her beautiful creativity, book onto your local Masterclass this November or December.

Dates

Birmingham 27th November: 1.30pm -3.30pm £30 redeemable
Contact:0121 600 6818

Manchester 28th November: 2.00pm – 4.00pm £25 redeemable
Contact:0161 629 1187

London 4th December: £30 redeemable 1.00pm-3.00pm  6.00 – 8.00pm
Contact: 0207 318 3114

16 Nov 2010

SKIN CARE: SANCTUARY SPA DEEP CLEANSE FACIAL

You won't believe me if I tell you this but I've never used a toner...EVER.

In the winter, my hyperpigmentation is more visible;  I don't why, so I have decided to try out this Sanctuary Spa Deep Cleanse Facial as I have used their 5 minute Thermal Detox Mask, which is sooo amazing.

I normally try out a skincare brand for three months, unless it states otherwise.  

What's your skincare routine? 


11 Nov 2010

BEAUTY NEWS: SLEEKMAKEUP.COM 50% OFF

@sleekmakeup makeup is having a sale, not much words needed here! Well, what are you waiting for? Head over there hun xx



10 Nov 2010

BEAUTY NEWS: LIZ EARLE IN LEEDS


Quick and pretty late post, but I had to let you know that Liz Earle is planning a new standalone store in the heart of Leeds city centre. Hooray for all women of Leeds! It is located in the Victoria Quarter, the store spans two floors; in also includes a research library, and an ingredients bar for customers to find out more about the contents of the skincare ranges. The opening is scheduled for November 22.

Web: www.lizearle.com

9 Nov 2010

BEAUTY FIND: FLO REFILLABLE FRAGRANCE ATOMIZER & LA TWEEZ






La-Tweez 
Price: £15
Availability: Boots, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Lakeland and www.victoriahealth.com


FLO Refillable Fragrance Atomizer
Price: £10
Availability www.victoriahealth.com, department stores and independent pharmacies across the UK

8 Nov 2010

NOTW: NARS KING KONG

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What I'm wearing on my nails this week, to be honest I prefer the colour on the bottle than on my nails.

What you think, yay or nay?

4 Nov 2010

BEAUTY NEWS: NARS HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS GIFT SETS

As we draw closer to the festive season, these are the Christmas gift sets that NARS has instore for us.


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These glosses don't scream out to me, but I am loving the Misbehave shade (it describes my personality perfectly)!


The Crazy Heart Set contains 5 medium-sized lip glosses in the following shades:
Easy Lover (Ultra Sheer Hot Pink),
Babe (Sheer Orange Red)
Orgasm (Sheer Warm Pink with Golden Shimmer)
Turkish Delight (Pink Sorbet)
Misbehave (Sheer Cherry Red with Gold Shimmer)
Available from November 1st exclusively at Selfridges
Price: £35
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The shades included in the Sweet Disposition Set are:
Orgasm (Peachy Pink with Shimmer)
Luxor (Iridescent Pink)
Malibu (Pinkish Brown)
Availabile from November 1st exclusively at Selfridges.
Price £32
Lovely sets, but I was actually expecting a Christmas palette like last year


Do you remember this palette from Christmas 2009?


3 Nov 2010

MAKE UP: MY FOUNDATION ROUTINE

Hello my lovelies, the Title says it all and the video will tell you all so no need for words.


Enjoy

xx

2 Nov 2010

BEAUTY NEWS: FANCY A NEW MASCARA?

Take your old dried out old  Clinique  mascara and trade it in at any counter for a sample of any of these two!
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You can choose between:
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Clinique High Lengths Mascara
You've got to be quick! The offer is valid from 29th October – 16th November exclusively in Boots and only while stocks last.
The best part is, no need to buy anything

Which mascara will you be going for?

1 Nov 2010

BEAUTY NEWS: WAH NAILS AND MODELS OWN COLLABORATION ON NAIL ART PENS



Pinch Punch first of the month no returns :P   It's been collaboration galore here on Wande's World!Wah Nails are collaborating with Models Own to create nail art pens.  I have to say this was kinda expected for me as the WAH Nails always features Models Own nail polish on their blogs with beautiful intricate designs on their customers.

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Lipglossipping.com stated that tutorials on how to use the pens are needed and I so agree. If not, my nail will just have a blob of colour and not an actual design.

What do you think of the collaboration?

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