Saturday, 30 March 2013

Priti NYC Orient Express & Apres Ski Collections: now in!

Priti NYC has launched two gorgeous new nail polish collections that have us wanting to paint every nail a different colour, just so that we can wear them all at once!  From an almost neon lime to rich metallic purple, we think you will love!

Apres Ski Collection

Orient Express Collection

You can see swatches of Comptesse de Paris on Strawberry Blonde Beauty blog here.

All shades available at cutECOsmetics now priced £8.99 each, vegan & cruelty free. 

We have an eye on Envy & Lady Betty Balfour... how about you?!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

New OCC Lip Tars: Sci Fi Lullabies



From peachy nudes through to champagne and gunmetal iridescent metallics, the new Sci Fi Lullabies Collection of OCC Lip Tars could not be more fabulous!  We’re waiting with baited breath for these to grace our shelves in the next week or so and could not wait to share with you lovelies!  True fashionistas will love how these complement the SS 2013 pastel metallic trend.

Want a closer look? Course you do!  Here goes in the same order they appear above…


ZHORA Pale Peach, Pink/Red Metallic


CLOCKWORK Rich Terracotta With An Orange Undertone


occ-lip-tar-PRISPRIS Palest Champagne Metallic


BATTY Midnight Black/Gunmetal Metallic


occ-lip-tar-LOVECRAFTLOVECRAFT Iridescent Pink/Lilac Metallic


ANNIKA Pale Neutral Peach


The new shades will be priced at £11.95 each.

Lovecraft is top of our can’ list…. how about you?!





Friday, 22 March 2013

Beauty Blogger Brush Tips!

We’re delighted to bring you the third in our series of Beauty Blogger Tips & Tutorials from Sophia of Tattooed Tealady Sophia shares her tips on using the eco-friendly BdelliumTools Smoky Eyes Brush Set

Hi! My name is Sophia and I blog over at Tattooed Tealady, a UK beauty blog! Beauty is a huge passion of mine, and I strive to find products wherever I can which are both animal and Planet friendly. 

Bdellium Tools is a professional eco-friendly makeup brush brand, whose brushes are made from sustainable bamboo handles, all vegan soft synthetic bristles and are 100% cruelty free! The Bdellium Tools Yellow Bamboo Vegan Smokey Eyes 5 Piece Brush Set contains five brushes perfect for creating any smokey eye your heart desires! Today I am going to share with you the best ways to use these brushes to your advantage for a beautiful smokey eye!
Step 1
The Bdellium Tools 777 brush is an all round eye-shadow brush, perfect for applying shadow across your entire lid. You can use this to apply colour over your lid, as well as adding highlight to your brow bone. This brush is also perfect for adding a pop of colour on to the center of your lid to finish off a look.

Step 2
The Bdellium Toolas 716 brush has the perfect shape for creating a smoky look around the inner corner of your eye. You can use this brush to subtly apply a lighter shimmer shade, opening up your eyes and making them appear bigger and brighter.

Step 3
The Bdellium 781 brush is a crafted brush shaped for applying colour to the crease of your eye. This brush works perfectly to apply a darker shade through your crease without making a mess or altering the paler shades used more towards the inner third of your lid. It’s also great for using your darker shadow shades to subtly line your lower lash line.

Step 4
The Bdellium 769 brush is a sharp angled brush for contouring with intense colour. You can use this brush to apply a darker shade on the outer crease of your eye, and it works perfectly to blend shades through making your eyeshadow look effortlessly and professionally put together.

Step 5
The final brush in the set is the Bdellium Tools 760 brush. This brush is perfect for lining both your upper and lower lash line and can be used to create anything from a slim, subtle liner to a more wide, intense winged liner. You can even use this brush with cream and gel products as well as powder!

By using this brush set and following my five simple steps, you can create a gorgeous smokey eye for anytime of day or night. It’s the perfect set of brushes not only for a smokey eye, but for general eyeshadow application and at just £24.99 it’s a bargain set! You can find it on the CuteCosmetics website here.

I hope you enjoyed my little brush tutorial today! If you did, be sure to check out my blog and I hope to see you over there for more beauty reviews!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Emerald Green Make-up & Beauty Ideas


Happy St Patrick’s Day to our readers on the Emerald Isle and beyond… the perfect day to share our cosmetic favourites from Pantone’s top colour of 2013: gorgeous Emerald green!

We think Emerald is the perfect way to inject a fresh burst of colour into any outfit, whether you choose to sweep it across lids for a surprise flash of colour with a monochrome dress; add an edgy lip to florals or a bold mani to brighten up your favourite jeans & tee!

Other emerald beauties include the intensely shimmering Neve Mineral Eyeshadow in Emerald Coast and BM Beauty Eyeshadow in sparkling Emerald Showers.  Don’t miss Neve’s new rainbow coloured  Glossy Artist brushes - the Green Detail Brush is perfect for precision work and the Lime foundation brush applies liquid foundation seamlessly!

Will you be sporting Emerald this Spring/Summer? We’d love to hear how you plan to wear it!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother’s Day 15% off everything!

We think Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to spoil yourself (whether you’re a mum or not!), so here’s a little discount code to treat yourself! :)

For 15% off everything on our site today, enter code KARLA15 at checkout.

Valid until midnight GMT, Sunday 10 March 2013.

Happy Shopping… here’s some inspiration from brand new products in stock now!

Neve Glossy Artist brushes - now in stock - all vegan professional quality HERE

Amie New Bloom Cleansing Wipes for Face & Eyes HERE

Crazy Rumors 100% natural lip balm with shea butter, now available in Red Velvet & Chocolate Strawberry HERE

NCLA Life’s a Beach pastel collection HERE

Enter the code KARLA15 at checkout for 15% off today only!

Monday, 4 March 2013

London Fashion Week AW 2013 Beauty Trends: Get the Look

We’ve been so inspired by the beauty looks featured at London Fashion Week… here’s our picks of the AW13 beauty trends with tips on how to recreate them…

Bold Red Lips

Felder & Felder autumn winter 2013


It’s never really gone away and we’ve never stopped loving it. Contrast against a barely there pale complexion and nude eye. Get the look with Lime Crime Retro Futurist or Velvetines Suedeberry when it’s back in stock (we’re waiting with baited breath!) here

Rainbow Nails

PPQ Nails autuman winter 2013

Priti 262dirtymartini

Pick a colour, any colour, so long as it’s rainbow bright - and the shape to aim for is long with squared off or oval tips.  Our pick’n’mix includes hot pink Priti NYC Bovey Belle Carnation. yellow NCLA Dirty Martini, lilac NCLA As If! and Barry M Spring Green. All available here.

Lollipop Lips

Jasper Conran autumn winter 2013

We loved these happy go lucky lips paired with Jasper Conran’s catwalk looks, which immediately made our thoughts turn to OCC Lip Tars.  We’re thinking Harlot or Trollop will fit the bill… how about you? Choose from original, new (with brush) or Metallurgy (metalllics) here.

Soft Nudes

Issa autumn winter 2013



Create a relaxed smoky eye with Neve Cosmetics Brooklyn and Chai Tea, add a delicate flush to cheeks with Neve English Rose and add a pale matt lip with Laqa & Co Wolfman.

Which is your favourite from these looks or other LFW beauty trends?