Wednesday, 26 November 2008
My opinion on the collaboration is; I was a little disappointed at the released pictures. I'm not as keen on this black kitty look and when anticiapting the range, I imagined lots of white and pink, rather than sombre black. It's cute enough, but I'm not ecstatic. I'm also not keen on the bright pink and orange lips, it's a colour range MAC have been opting for a lot lately and it's a little cheap looking (on me anyway). I love nudes and even the odd brown lippie, but not orange! Good things, seem to be the accessories. I love that chunky beaded charm bracelet and the (not mentioned) large Kitty bangle, gorgeous! The Sheer Mystery Powder is extremely covetable for the compact alone, but has a US price of $90, so it's likely to cost say £50 here, which is a lot. I'm not sure if this collection is one where you are going to be able to buy everything, as the prices and number of items may just bankrupt you.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
As well as this, the rare Le Magnetique nail polish £15 (that magnetically creates a star pattern on the nail after application) has been produced in a gorgeous shimmering dark blue 02 Blue Enigma, a must-have. The collection should be available now at counters nationwide. Unfortunately the range is not available for purchase directly from Lancome and although the products are showing up on Debenhams, Boots and Garden Pharmacy, they too are unavailable for purchase.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
I have printed off a 5-page ingredient list which I will have to take shopping with me, not exactly practical I know. Most ingredients in the UK are 'hidden' on products, so I'm not sure how the shop assistants will feel about me peeling back labels to compare with my huge print-out! The problem is I really don't know what I am looking for. I am literally just avoiding anything that appears on this list, without knowing what the ingredients mean or do.
I haven't put on any make-up today as I know it's such a big task to go through all the items I already own and check if they irritate acne. I am completely paranoid about making the situation worse by using something that isn't right for my skin. It's a huge blow to my confidence and I can see me avoiding using any skincare or cosmetics for the forseeable future, which in turn will result in me not leaving the house (I wouldn't leave un made-up with perfect skin, never mind this).
I would urge companies to start thinking about what they put in their products. Take the sudden influx of mineral make-up from high-end to high-street. On closer inspection many of them do contain other ingredients and aren't completely mineral or natural. It's just a trendy word to use to sell more products. Similarily whilst doing my research I've found many items that state they are 'non-comedogenic' (non pore clogging), then a quick look at the ingredients proves otherwise. It can be very misleading for the general public and as I'm finding, mind-boggling. Please share your views via the comments below and if you have any non-comedogenic skincare/cosmetics recommendations, I would gladly appreciate it.
Monday, 17 November 2008
The service is superb. Shipping within the UK is free and each item comes beautifully wrapped and boxed, with a hand-written note inside. This seasons collection has been great, with a real pin-up, nautical vibe. I've bought French Maid £55, Bobbie £55 and Starlet £50 (hot pink). I've also had a sneak peek at some of the Spring/Summer range, which again looks stunning. Plus if you're looking for something one-of-a-kind, you can contact Anna, who is really friendly and accomodating and I'm sure she can sort you out with those special shoes!
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
So imagine my surprise when I notice them on the Schuh website yesterday. IC have re-released this style (in pink) for £104.99 (Schuh only). So if, like me, you missed out on this fabulous boot, now's your chance. They're cute huh?
Angel (pink, top and black) £75Regal £65
Pout (green, pink and purple) £85Sugar £60Phoenix £85Serena £65Poirot £90Prowess £85Pelle £80Perth £100
Superb £65Peta £80Agatha £75So the grand total comes to £1485! I think I could buy a decent car for that price! Of course, if I'm serious I could probably live without Peta, Regal and Panther (they aren't really 'everyday' wear') and Superb and Prestige (I could probably find similar for cheaper), but if I choose absolute must-haves (all Pout colours, pink and black Angel, Samba, Phoenix, Prowess, Pelle and Perth), it still comes to £565. My point is, for the shoe obsessed it's very easy to total up big amounts of money just for a few pairs of shoes. I realise that they aren't going to reduce them to Matalan and Primark prices of £12 a pair (could you imagaine how fabulous that would be?), so I think my wishlist will have to remain as that. A wish...that I can never have. "I love you little pink Angel boots!"
Monday, 10 November 2008
Friday, 7 November 2008
Platform corsage shoes £35
Double strap metallic shoes £35
Metallic croc dress £50