Friday, 16 April 2021

Flashback Beauty Friday 20: Paul & Joe Carousel Lipstick

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close up of paul & joe nude brown lipstick with carousel horse embossed design and glitter backdrop
Week 20 already, I can't believe it! Flashback Beauty Friday is a chance to reminisce about older discontinued or limited edition beauty items. I'm a lover of pretty packaging and have been collecting, as well as using makeup, for over 3 decades now, so I have quite the stash to share! Last week was the floral Clarins eyeshadow palette and today I have a lipstick and case from Paul & Joe.

Friday, 9 April 2021

Flashback Beauty Friday 19: Clarins Nature City Eyeshadow

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close up of open eyeshadow compact with embossed floral design in various colours
Hope you're all well this week. I'd like to say it feels more like Spring, it looks like it some days (beautiful blue skies and sunshine), but it's been absolutely freezing. We even had a few blink and you'll miss them snow flurries this week, it's crazy! Anyway, if you're new, welcome, Flashback Beauty Friday is a fun look back at discontinued or limited edition beauty products, mainly to ogle their beautiful or strange packaging. Obviously these products are no longer available to buy, so I'm not trying to sell you anything here, I'm just sharing my extensive makeup collection that I've built up over the past few decades (yes, I'm that old). I'm a hoarder and a collector, so I struggle to throw anything away and so many of these items evoke precious memories for me and I just want to share that because maybe you too have stories attached to some of these and if not, can just enjoy looking at these beautiful things. Last week, it was the stunning (and giant!) Lancôme Bamboo Bronzer, that I've never wanted to use, another thing I have difficulty with! This week I have a cute eyeshadow palette and a gripe about packaging.

Friday, 2 April 2021

Flashback Beauty Friday 18: Lancôme Bamboo Star Bronzer

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limited edition bronzing compact open with bamboo themed powder
A beautiful limited edition product for you this week, but first, if you missed the slightly different post from usual last week, then you can find the Urban Decay lipstick evolution here. Flashback Beauty Friday is a little reminisce each week of older, discontinued or limited edition beauty items.  This week, I have the rather long titled Lancôme Star Bronzer, Limited Edition Bamboo Powder, Compact Bronzing Powder & Blush, Body and Face. Phew! It's also known as the Tropiques Mineral Bamboo Bronzer, Temptingly Bronze, but there's no mention of this on my compact (I don't have the box any longer). This launched for their Bronze Riviera (Summer 2010) collection, a time when Lancôme tended to release a new limited edition bronzing compact each year.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

40th Birthday Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana Red Sequins

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Dolce & Gabbana red sequins shoes with embellishments at toe
Today I have my final 40th birthday shoes to share, Dolce & Gabbana red sequins shoes.

Friday, 26 March 2021

Flashback Beauty Friday 17: Urban Decay Lipstick History

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selection of Urban Decay lipsticks packaging over the years
Slightly different format for you this week as we take a look back over multiple eras rather than one specific item. Firstly, if you missed the double nostalgia whammy of cassette tapes and retro Hard Candy palette last week, then have a read of that. Flashback Beauty Friday is a weekly trip down beauty memory lane, specifically limited edition or discontinued items and their packaging.  Like I say, I'm doing something a bit different this week (it wasn't my intention, it just happened) and actually I've ended up taking some more photos to add to this post, so we can have a real history and discussion on the present and past.