dior make up

{Dior Golden Snow Beauty look – Christmas 2013}

Sooo, if you’ve been following me on instagram you’ll notice that I’ve finally started taking more time to play around with eye shadow in my beauty looks. I’ll be honest, I’ve bee lazy and I wasn’t quite sure how to apply to my hooded lids. Thanks to my girls Jessica and Stacey I think I’ve learnt how to deal with odd eyes.

golden snow dior christmas holiday 2013 collection

{Star of the show: 664 – Golden Snow – Eye Shadow Palette}

Not that I’m prone to getting excited over a shadow palette this particular one did make me squeal a little. The hues of warm pink, grey/black, sparkling white and true, glittery gold are the perfect combo for a feminine and festive beauty look.

dior beauty holiday look

{Using the deep charcoal shade over the pale pink sheen on the eyes}

Playing around with the Limited Edition, Golden Snow palette I used the darker blue/black shade over the satin pale pink. It’s dramatic but I love the depth of the eye shadow for a special event. What do you think?


{Glitter and gold}

For a recent pot luck Party I mixed a bronze Chanel shade with the intense gold from the Dior palette. SUPER gorgeous eye shadow to wear to a party – I recommend using it wet so the glitter sticks to the lid properly.

dior holiday 2013 dioriffic

{Diorific Lipstick – in Minuit}

Feelin’ fancy applying this satin, raspberry shade in a golden case.

diorffic nails holiday 2013

{Diorific Holiday Nail polish in Minuit and Frimas}

How gorgeous are these nail polish bottles? A deep burgundy and pale grey/pink (like the shade in the eye shadow palette!) both with delicate flecks of gold stirred in to the formula.

dioriffic lipstick 2013

{Diorific Lipstick in Minuit}

Oh you fancy, huh?

dioriffic minuit nail polish

{Diorific Nail Polish in Minuit}

That twinkle wasn’t photoshopped…Dior nail polish is now neck and neck in polish formula alongside YSL.

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


Luxury Lipstick Holiday 2013

Luxury Lipstick Holiday 2013

{Luxury Stocking Stuffers: The for the lipstick lover}

Holiday 2013 is swelling with sensational finds for beauty lovers. If you’re stuck thinking of a gift for a special lady in your life (be it a mentor, boss, girlfriend mother-in-law) you can never go wrong with a luxurious lipstick. Find out their signature lippie shade – stock them up.

Sephora single handedly blew me away with all their super-fabulous gifts and even more so…the value of them is bananas.

More info on the sets to come but for now, I give you the lipstick edit…

 Marc Jacobs Luxury Lipstick Gift Limited Edition

{ Marc Jacobs LoveMarc Lip Gel in Showstopper}

Marc Jacobs beauty wasn’t mind-blowing with it’s recent release but one stand out product has to be the Lip Gel. An incredibly hydrating and creamy formula, the traditionally black, magnet snap packaging makes a gal feel like a million bucks. This limited edition version  in Showstopper ($36) is what’s up for the Holidays.

Dior Diorific Luxury Lipstick Holiday 2013

{Dior – Diorific Lipstick in Minuit and Diva}

Sitting in a restaurant and my Diorific falls out “Is that a vibrator?” a colleague asks. Why no…no it’s not. Sexual toys aside trust me when this lipstick is what every mature wants packed in her purse. It was a guy that made the comment – of course he’d say that!

If you think a hard red may be too strong for your lucky lady, opt for the shade, Minuit ($40). It has a hint of pink to it.

Bite Beauty High Pigment Holiday 2013 gift tin

{Best Bite Set}

COME ON. $28?!?! Bite, you may as well have given this ridiculously beautiful tin away to us. For the price of one lipstick you can get a stocking stuffer that will legit blow any lipstick-lover away.

Bold and bare shades of mini (but my god are they sizeable) High Pigment Lip Pencils all housed in the cutest, matte tin. I should just buy extras while they’re still around.

Bite Beauty Swatches High Pigment Lip Pencil

{Bite set swatches}

From left to right: Quince, Rhubarb, Cranberry, Madeira

Tom Ford Lipstick Cherry Lush

{Tom Ford Lip Colour in Cherry Lush}

As featured here I am obsessed with my new Tom Ford Lippie. Want to get something for a woman that really deserves a treat? Stock her up with the Lip Color ($55) and she’ll never forget it.