dior in shock holiday 2014 nail lacquer polish

Sure Christmas time is all about giving but let’s face it. Sometimes the limited edition beauty sets are so good that they’re gone before your forgetful boyfriend can pick it up in time. Sometimes, you’ve just got to act fast!

Read more to find out which six sets and limited edition releases are my selfish must-haves for the Holiday season year.  View Post

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sonia kashuk for target

Library of flowers with Sonia's showers

{Sonia Kashuk Body Care for Target}

The older you get the more appropriate you feel like it is to love anything covered in floral arrangements and loaded with floral scents. I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve taken a liking to my rose and petal based scents but diversity doesn’t hurt anyone right?

Sonia Kashuk has launched a new line of body care for Target (welcome to Canada!) and it’s a line you’ll be excited to show off in your washroom.

 sonia kashuk redpromisia eau de toilette

{Sonia Kashuk Red Promisia Eau De Toilette – $19.99}

The fragrance: sitting a little on the youthful side I personally think it’s more of a luxurious linen spray if not a gift to the teen in your life. Is that wrong? I think it’s acceptable to have my sheets scented with sandalwood, jasmine and vanilla.

sonia kashuk body wash creme shower gel

{Sonia Kashuk Pink Innocencia Creme Body Wash and Purple Seductia Shower Gel – $8.99}

My favourite part of the collection these shower gels and cremes offer scents to make any shower experience an absolute delight. After a long, exhausting day it never felt so good to light a candle and wash away the worries with this uplifting duo.

Pink Innocencia featuring clean notes of edelweiss and white tea and Purple Seductia ribboned with orange blossom and sweet almond protein.

library of flowers linden candle

{Library of Flowers – Linden Candle – $15}

Burning candles has become a standard part of my home-life and showers are no exception. This was the perfect fit for showers with this line of products.

This particular little gem of a find had my heart bursting. Housed in a dainty glass jar that was wrapped in the most elegant of labels I squealed when I saw and sniffed this baby at Blossom Lounge. $15? I should have bought three…

Thanks to owner, Shauna for gifting this to me. Believe I will be back for more of these Library of Flowers including the honeycomb!

sonia kashuk yellow alluriana body butter

{Sonia Kasuk – Yellow Alluriana Body Butter – $10.99}

sonia kashuk yellow alluriana hand creme cream

{Sonia Kasuk – Yellow Alluriana Hand Creme – $6.99}

The last two I had a love/hate relationship with. I am not a citrus loving girl by any means but I know many of you beautiful readers may be. Personally I think the notes work perfectly in a hand cream. Refreshing, clean and light, I keep this one on my desk. For my entire body this scent wouldn’t be my first choice – I’d opt for the Red Promisia body butter instead. But that’s just me.

Have you seen this collection on the shelves yet?

**These beautilicious products were sent to The Burgundy Book for consideration and they made the cut!**

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Holiday 2013 Nail Polish gifts

Holiday 2013 Nail Polish gifts

{Nail lovers gifting}

Stumped on what to get a girl you know but want it to be special? Nails will never leave our beauty scene again so stock her up with something wow-worthy.

Every one of these stocking-stuffers offers a gift in a price range that won’t break the bank and make your girl feel like a beauty-queen.

CND VinyLux Polish 161 Burnt Romance WeeklyTop Coat

{Hot nails leading the way}

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this new CND VinyLux ($11.95) formula for a while now but I’ve finally decided I LOVE thanks to this hot as a jalapeño shade, Burnt Romance. The most unusual, autumn shade that I will proudly wear for weeks. I’m yet to see this polish last 7 days without chipping for me but with a colour this good in your bestie’s stocking I’m sure she’ll be forgiving.

CND Vinylux Nail Polish 161 Burnt Romance

{Burnt Romance}

I was  gifted this shade by Leeanne Colley of Tips Nail Bar because she’s a nail angel like that and saw how crazy in love I was with this colour. Best gift I’ve received in while…

Dior Diorific Nail pearl manicure duo

{The fancy-pants fingers}

For the hard-core nail-art goers out there, Dior comes full force with the Diorific Jewel Manicure Duo ($39). Start the manicure with the stunning, gold polish and accent the look with a crystal feature nail. This set is for the luxurious lady who doesn’t mind taking the time to sass-up her style.

For awesome photos of how this duo looks on visit ommorphiabeautybar.com

Gold Nail Polish Dior Diorific Holiday 312 2013

{Gold and pearls}

Gold Lacquer Base with the crystal pearls that are so light they bounce around like crazy…(didn’t think that one through before setting this shot up).

Dior Diorific Nail Polish 318 Frima Holiday 2013

{The twist on ‘pretty in pink’}

Part of Dior’s Christmas nail collection the bottle is to die for but it’s this shade that has me excited. Diorific Vernis Frimas (318) is a dusty pink with tiny flecks of gold. I’m desperate to wear this ‘snow-queen’ shade on a winter’s day. What a beauty.

Dior Diorific Nail Polish 318 Frima Swatch

{No one put’s baby pink in a corner}

Can we take a moment on how gorgeous this shade is?

Dior Nuit Nail Polish

{The on-trend shade}

The perfect burgundy. Every one knows oxblood is the ‘it’ shade through fall and winter and if you’re going to gift this essential shade then let it be Dior’s Nuit ($25). You can’t see it well here but you can at Ommorphia’s blog – this polish has the tiniest trace of glitter flecks only noticeable in strong lighting. I mean, come on. This formula is ultra-glossy and next to the YSL formula is part of my top-two ‘best ever’ nail polishes.

Revlon Marchesa Nail Art Stickers Silk Rosette 24K Brocade

{The ultimate nail art}

Revlon meets Marchesa for a nail wrap ($8.95) party on your hands. Who didn’t freak at the thought of stunning, baroque patterns in the form of nail wraps? I recently saw a set of these on Dee from Liner Glitter and Gloss and snatched her hand to get a close look. These eye-catching prints and shades won’t fail to impress your girlfriends.

Shown above L-R: Silk Rosette, 24K Brocade

Sooo which do you want for your girls and which do you want for yourself?

**These beautilicious products were sent to The Burgundy Book for consideration and they made the cut!**

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best perfume 2013 Marc Jacobs Daisy Roses de Chloe

best perfume 2013 Marc Jacobs Daisy Roses de Chloe

{The Perfume Edit}

Yes, the gift of fragrance is absolutely a personal one but when you know who you’re buying for, it makes it all the more fun, doesn’t it? Being a beauty addict makes things a little more fun though – satisfy more than one personality, that’s what I say.

best perfumes to gift

These five fragrances are a personification of the different sides of me that need tending to. After all, isn’t that what a fragrance is for? Adding a little scented sensuality in to a girl’s life?

Fresh Life Perfume

{So fresh and so clean}

Fresh Life, is for the girl that hates those warm, vanilla scents. Gift this gentle and clean perfume to the girl that likes to step outside of the mainstream fragrance trends. The girlfriend that I know would love this is sporty but sassy and sexy. She’s a real chameleon so you can’t over-complicate a perfume.

marc jacobs perfume

{The University girl}

I fell in love with this fragrance roughly six years ago whilst in awe of a classy roommate of mine. She was eastern european and made of money but she never showed off. She was so softly spoken and so well put together. Marc Jacobs’ Daisy is the fragrance that completes the classiest of women with a dry down that wouldn’t overwhelm the smallest of creatures. Utterly delicate.

Notes: Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Vanilla, White Woods.

Miss Dior perfume

{My mum comes with me every where – Miss Dior}

I know I’m not the only one who does this. I miss my mum so much I sometimes wear her perfume just to be reminded of her. This scent reminds me of the times we shared on a summer vacation years ago. I know women of all ages that enjoy this vibrant fragrance.

Go for this if you know your girl is hooked by a fruity top note with a floral dry down.

Notes: Italian Mandarin Essence, Egyptian Jasmine Absolute, Indonesian Patchouli Essence.

Roses de Chloe

{The one, The Romantic}

This fragrance is everything I’m in love with right now. It’s feminine, it’s dainty it’s soft and it’s pretty. It’s for the girl that falls in love with everything around her.

Roses de Chloe is a perfume that’s soft and powdery with a hint of sweet flower. the best way to describe this? As tender as a petal. Quite honestly, I just want to bathe in it.

Notes: bergamot, damascena rose essence, magnolia accord, white musk and amber

Tom Ford Violet Blonde

{The Money Maker}

Sure, this one isn’t for every one. It may even be a deterrent to most for the simple fact that it featured those intense, opulent notes. An extravagant gift at $80 for 30ml of juice but the price is reflective of the ingredients. Complicated, strong and bold, this is for a woman that already has a library of perfume.

Notes: Violet Leaf Absolute, Italian Mandarin, Baie Rose, Tuscan Orris Absolute, Tuscan Orris Butter, Jasmin Sambac, Sampaquita, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Vetiver Absolute, Musk, Soft Suede

If you had to pick one?

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