#PerfumeMonday: L’Occitane Arlésienne

L'Occitane Arlésienne review

While L’Occitane‘s new fragrance, Arlésienne, is not technically speaking a “holiday” release, the extensive collection did come out at the right time with several generous gift sets. Inspired by the statue of Venus of Arles, the various floral components represent different aspect of this classic lady. Wouldn’t you be curious about a fragrance with “a subtle bouquet of rose for her grace, sweet violet for her mystery and saffron for her temperament?” [Read more…]

The Beauty Spotlight Team Round-Up for 23rd November, 2014

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Instagram highlights of the week:

1. Doesn’t this corner of the Maasmechelen Village (an outlet shopping village) look like it came straight out of a fairy tale? So European-looking!
2. I had some good grown-up playtime with some pieces from MAC Heirloom Mix, Chanel Safari, and NARS Yu the other day. Everything will be up on the blog soon!
3. Muffin very much approves of the Clarisonic Cashmere Cleanse Luxe Facial Brush Head: it’s softer than a kitty’s paw!
4. A whole lot of L’Occitane hand creams in the L’Occitane store at Maasmechelen Village.

I had some technical issues while I was away yesterday, and it wasn’t something I could fix on the phone. In case you missed out on yesterday’s post, come check these two Guerlain beauties out!

Check out Prime Beauty’s list of The Best Beauty Gifts Under $25!

Grab your sneakers and go! It’s time to streak with Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette Review and Tutorial by Phyrra.

If you ever wondered whether Urban Decay Stray Dog and Suspect were dupes for Burberry Midnight Brown and Pale Barley, then take a look at their glimmering swatches, and review on Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog. I think you will agree that all four shades are gorgeous, but would you consider them similar enough to justify having all four?

It’s that time again – holiday gift giving. Beauty Info Zone has several gift guides to help you choose. If you know a Glam Girl then check this one out but if your list has more Practical Fashionistas then we can help you there too.

The Painted Rogue is addicted to both ballet and pretty pink-coral lip products! This week she’s combining the two with a tale of the adorable Ballet Monster who gave her a Lancôme Lip Lover in Rose Contretemps!

Pammy Blogs Beauty has found the perfect tool for super quick and easy hair volume that lasts: the VOLOOM!

Perilously Pale shows us her favorite Holiday Eyeshadow Palettes and will have you drooling!

Find out why China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose you is the lastest polish to make polish insomniac’s Top 20 List!

Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder & Perles d’Étoile Météorites Make My Childhood Makeup Dream Come True!

Guerlain Coque d'Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder size scale

I have very little childhood memory about my mother putting on makeup. Granted I ruined many of the good lipsticks she was saving for special occasions, she hardly wore any on a daily basis. Therefore, what little Sunny thought was ultimately feminine and glamorous came from the Disney cartoons she was watching: big fluffy powder puffs, perfumes with bulbs, and pouting up for some red, red lipstick. It looks like my childhood makeup dream is coming true with Guerlain Un Soir à l’Opéra! Big fluffy powder puff? Check. Perfume with a bulb? Check. Red, red lipstick? Check. If you want to glam yourself as well as your vanity up this season, you will find inspiration in *Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder Body & Hair and *Guerlain Perles d’Étoile Météorites! [Read more…]

Dior Gold Shock Illuminating Pressed Powder & Golden Shock 5 Couleurs

Dior Golden Shock palette FOTD

Here at Mostly Sunny, sneak peek and quick swatches are never enough! The holiday madness continues with a closer look at *Dior Gold Shock Illuminating Pressed Powder and *Golden Shock 5 Couleurs! [Read more…]

MAC MAC x Prabal Gurung Carmine Rouge Rich Lipstick

MAC MAC x Prabal Gurung Carmine Rouge Rich Lipstick FOTD

I have a confession to make: I don’t know nearly enough about the fashion scene. Each time there is some sort of collaboration, it’s actually the perfect opportunity for me to educate myself a little bit more. I have lost count of the number of holiday collections MAC is launching this year, but anyways, the MAC x Prabal Gurung Collection will be available online in the US as of tomorrow. I don’t have the local launch date yet, but I thought I’d already show you *Carmine Rouge Rich Lipstick!

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