brave beauty shu uemura rouge unlimited red

 shu uemura rouge unlimited brave beauty

{Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks – Brave Beauty}

This Fall 2014 Shu Uemura welcomes a generous collection of lipsticks, highlighting sticks, eye shadows, lashes and more in the most beautiful of packages. Though the Brave Beauty collection screams summer, it’s refreshing to see a range of hues that offer more than the anniversary shades of mulled wine. View Post

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home desk

home desk

{Home office}

A few products have been sitting on my desk for a little too long lately so I thought I’d make a point of sharing my desk side essentials.

Whilst hard at work I feel like there’s always a place for a nice candle. During the day I’m burning Hobnail Waterlilly candle from Chapters Indigo it’s so clean and fresh and makes a clean apartment feel like bliss.

Also on hand is my adorable “Be Happy” notebook from Chapters. Sometimes we all need a reminder and I still feel like there’s always a place fro handwritten lists and notes, don’t you? For touch up’s YSL’s Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Peach Passion.

We all know I like to spend a pretty penny on Diptyque candles but after my Christmas haul I thought it best to burn the last of my minis (Tubereuse) during these summer nights.

My Milk BKR from Blossom Lounge holds a firm place on my desk. It matches the white decor and forces me to stay hydrated while I work.

office desk

{Work Office}

I recently received Essie’s Summer 2014 Collection, Haute in the Heat and I’m keeping them close by in case I need a quick touch up before an event. Naturally I have nail polish remover close at hand too 😉

BKR obsessed. My boss makes fun of me for it. Kitten (baby pink) has always been by my MAC’s side but in th elast couple of weeks I welcomed Boy (baby blue) and Chip (Mint green). Now I have no reason not to be hydrated this summer, right? These beauties are all available at Blossom Lounge.

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Dior shadow palette summer 2014 givenchy fuchsia le rouge

Dior shadow palette summer 2014 givenchy fuchsia le rouge

As much as I complain about the showers that brought along the slushy mud, beautiful fresh flowers have sprouted and inspired me to play with colours. Whilst hiking with the wonderful Curated Taste in Vancouver last week, I spotted the gorgeous flower below.

fuchsia flower

My first thoughts? I BETTER have a lipstick that colour at home and if I don’t I need to get one.

givenchy le rouge fuchsia irresistible lipstick

Lo and behold…I did. Presenting the perfect hue of fuchsia flower, Givenchy’s Le Rouge in Fuchsia Irresistible. Is it not perfection?

givenchy le rouge fuchsia lipstick

I’ve always been a fiend for the Le Rouge formula and have at least 6 shades hidden in my drawers. This gem was untouched and just waiting to burst out when the weather warmed up.

Dior summer 2014 eyeshadow palette

To complement the muddy surroundings of this eye-catching flower, I pulled out the new Dior, Colour Eyeshadow Palette – Transat Edition in Sundeck. Using the off-white shade as my base and the ashy brown shade for the crease – it’s a quick, easy look to master.

 dior summer 2014 eye shadow and givenchy le rouge fuchsia lips look

{Spring has sprung}

In keeping with the theme I used Clinique’s Cheep Pop blush in Plum Pop on my cheeks. Complements the lippie perfectly, non?

givenchy dior browm eyes fuchsia lips look

{Liptastic!}

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Rouge Dior Lipstick in Crinoline spring trianon 2014

 daria-strokous-for-dior-trianon-spring-2014-collection

{Dior Spring 2014 – Trianon}

Dior spring 2014 collection

{Dior – the products}

It’s the dead of winter I’m shamelessly pulling out my pastel sweaters and lippie shades already. No really, day one of 2014 and you can see in my NYE post that I’m already wearing coral lipstick. Enter squeal of excitement upon unpacking the Dior spring 2014collection.

dior trianon spring 2014 diorblush

{Diorblush – Trianon}

First up, if you ask me, the centrepiece of the collection. Diorblush in Trianon – a blush that instantly warms your face with an intense pink glow. I can’t decide whether I want to cherish it or rub the entire palette all over my face. Suggestions?

dior lip glow balm in coral

{Dior Lip Glow in Coral and Rouge Dior Lipstick in Crinoline}

My second favourite pieces stand strong in the lip category. I didn’t really believe in the lip glow when I first applied it but the longer I left it on, the more it started to work it’s magic! A lip balm that works with your natural skin colouring to give you a personalized result.

Rouge Dior Lipstick in Crinoline spring trianon 2014

{Wearing: Diorblush in Trianon and Rouge Dior Lipstick Crinoline}

The Crinoline lipstick is essentially my dream coral. I mean it’s just a shade that will literally flatter the palest of pretties to the darkest of divas. So it’s got me covered from winter to summer! The creamy formula glides on and give your make up a totally fresh makeover.

dior spring lip glow swatch coral

{Wearing: Diorblush in Trianon and Lip Glow in Coral}

dior addict lip gloss trianon Petillante and Exquisse

{Dior Addict Lip Gloss in Petillante and Exquisse}

IT’S LIKE ICE CREAM AND RASPBERRY SYRUP. I know, you shouldn’t trust food that’s neon but I couldn’t help but think of the ice cream van that’d come around my hood as a kid when I saw these lip glosses. Soft serve, strawberry ice pops and raspberry syrup. #nom

dior addict lip gloss Exquisse spring 2014 trianon

{Dior Addict Lip Gloss in Exquisse}

My sister’s kinda stealing this one from the beauty drawer. Isn’t the shade special? A wet, glossy pop of fuchsia.

Dior Addict Lip Gloss in Petillante

{Dior Addict Lip Gloss in Petillante}

This subtle and shimmery pink is soft enough to wear as a nude for the perfect evening look. I prefer to stay away from shimmery lips in the daytime but I wouldn’t be quick reject this beauty.

dior spring 2014 mono eye shadow

{Dior Backstage Prime and Mono Eye Shadow}

I. Adore the Mono Eye Shadows that Dior has to offer. This matte collection of pastels is nothing short of eye brightening and love that you can literally apply with your fingers in seconds.

dior spring beauty look 2014

{Wearing the mono shadow – applied with fingers}

Lilac on the eyes? I never would have thought it but it doesn’t look too bad, right?!

 dior new primer pore glow maximizer

{Dior Pore Minimizer and Glow Maximizer}

Er, so, my pores have decided to make a massive appearance on my skin lately and I’m facing the fact that it’s time to start the cover up. Dior’s mattifying balm makes the pores disappear in seconds but it’s not best for those who have dry skin…

The Glow Maximizer on the other hand…sublime! I mixed a pump in with my foundation and got nothing but a glowalicious base. If you need to tone it down but don’t want to mattify your skin then sweep some of your Ambient Powder overtop for a luminous finish.

dior spring nail vernis polish 2014

{Dior Vernis Spring 2014}

Alongside the YSL polis Dior’s Vernis is the best on the market. These beautiful shades and creamy and apply like a dream. More to come on these…

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