burberry gold eye palette

burberry christmas make up

Burberry beauty is a little bit of a luxury soft spot of mine. This year’s Christmas collection just had me at ‘hellooooo, gold encompassed perfection’. The ultimate oxblood nail lacquer, the earthy quad of shadow basics and a satin lipstick that stains a bitten lip.

Read more to see what these beauties can do…

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burberry beauty look final

burberry beauty fall 2014

Recent events have had my pining for my homeland that is Britain. I’m missing the food, the side streets, the rude people and even the rain a little too much to handle. Naturally I’m gravitating towards anything with a British background and my recent opportunity to explore the Burberry beauty collection felt just like home.

I’ll admit I sometimes roll my eyes when I hear of luxury brands trying to tap in to beauty market at this point in time. “It’s going to be all about the packaging, I just know it,” is what I usually think about such a thing — Take Louboutin doing sixty something dollar nail polish. Please.

I digress.

Burberry’s beauty line surprised and delighted me. The quality of complexion, the unique shades and textures. So much luxury in one place without the sacrifice of quality. You’ll want to read more

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radiant orchid look closed

sephora pantone universe radiant orchid 2014 collection

{Sephora + Pantone: Radiant Orchid}

Don’t get me wrong, I adored last year’s choice of Emerald for the colour of the year but 2014 has it so much better in my eyes. Radiant Orchid is the shade on everyone’s lips and if you haven’t noticed already, Sephora are dedicating a LOT of floor space to celebrate it. Even if you’re not in to trends, this robust collection of vibrant purple against hues of cream and soft pink are rounding out my make up drawers perfectly for spring and summer.

radiant orchid pantone packaging

{Pretty, purple packaging}

Behold! Shiny, purple packaging worthy of leaving on display.

radiant orchid paint gloss trio nail ambrosia

{Nail Ambrosia Trio to match the Radiant Paint Gloss Trio}

Sold Separately the Nail Ambrosia Trio ($24) and Paint Gloss Trio ($31) are some of my favourite picks when it comes to quality and value. The texture of this lip product reflects it’s name, the finish is opaque and paint like but smells heavenly and feels like butter on the lips. The nails to match…why not?

Radiant Paint Gloss Trio

{Paint Gloss trio and Gazing Paint Liquid Eyeliner}

Like the Paint Gloss Trio the liquid eyeliners in this collection offer an opaque sweep of purple and pink (the latter shade is exclusive to The Face kit)  hues.

radiant orchid look

{The radiant orchid “subtle” look}

Well…subtle enough to a beauty addict :p

radiant orchid matte lipstick

{Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick}

You know me. I can’t say no to a matte, rich lippie and this Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick ($22) is no exception. Decadent in it’s texture and shade, my biggest problem with this baby is that my sister keeps stealing it from me…

radiant orchid cream blush

{Cream Blush as part of The Face: Radiant Femme Artistry Set}

Ah, le sigh. If you want to get your hands on this creamy blush that literally melts on to your skin then you’ll have to purchase The Face: Radiant Femme Artistry Set but it contains the lipstick among others so I’d say it’s well worth the $90.

The Eye- Radiant Femme Artistry Set

{The Eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Set}

I’m not an eye shadow kinda gal but this macbook-like palette made me squeal – mainly because of the three sets of colours that make up the top right corner. Romantic to daring it’s got all the shades you would need for any look.

Radiant Femme Artistry Set

{My favourite combo 1: creams and soft pink}

Delicious like ice cream.

The Eye Radiant Femme Artistry Set

{My favourite combo 2: mahogany and navy}

Esmeralda herself would have worn these.

radiant orchid look closed

{Using mahogany and navy shades}

     radiant orchid pantone swatches


L-R: Radiant Paint Gloss Trio, Cream Blush,  Gazing Paint Liquid Eyeliners, Body Luminizer


DIOR lipstick nail polish vernis

DIOR lipstick nail polish vernis

 {Dior Rouge Dior collection}

A collection like this warrants excitement on it’s own merit. It is Dior after all. That being said, there was something a little extra special that stood out to me, being from the UK and in love with red and all.

Rouge Dior is the latest from the brand in lip and nail products and if you don’t already know, my goodness to Dior know how to make a mean nail lacquer.

DARLING dior lipstick nail polish

{Rouge Dior Vernis and Lipstick in Darling}

The prettiest of pinks with a slight blue undertone this duo is for the girl in us.

 darling lips

{Rouge Dior Lipstick in Darling}

The Rouge Dior lipsticks are creamy in their finish but opaque in their colour. I adore this shade and it looks divine with the new Diorblush in Trianon.

darling nail polish dior

{Rouge Dior Vernis in Darling}

 Spring nails! This pink is perfect.

  NUIT nails greige lipstick dior

{Rouge Dior Vernis in Nuit and Lipstick in Greige}

The perfect marriage of nude and night time. The deep, oxblood nails are complemented with a delicate, rose nude.

greige lipstick dior

{Rouge Dior Lipstick in Greige}

 This is one of my favourite nude lipsticks and I rarely say those words. I find it hard to find a nude that doesn’t wash out my overall look and this is one of the few that won’t. Looking for a inexpensive alternative? Maybelline’s Stormy Sahara is a pretty close dupe.

dior vernis nuit

{Rouge Dior Vernis in Nuit}

 My bottle is almost done, that’s how much I wore this shade through the winter. Like wine jelly on your fingertips the colour is incredibly rich, glossy and oh-so sexy.


{Rouge Dior Vernis and Lipstick in Trafalgar}

 Red number one of a British girl’s dream. Reminding me of Trafalgar Square (perhaps that’s what inspired the name), this outrageously bright red is easily the best version of this shade that I’ve ever seen.

trafalgar lips

{Rouge Dior Lipstick in Trafalgar}

 I adore the lipstick interpretation but part of me wishes it was matte to reveal the true orange hue. Above my naturally dark lips the bright red doesn’t pop like it does in the bullet but I still adore it.

trafalgar nail dior

{Rouge Dior Vernis in Trafalgar}

This is what I’m talking about! A red that looks like shiny, plastic  lollipops, I just wana lick my fingertips when I wear it.

999 dior

{Rouge Dior Vernis and Lipstick in Rouge 999}

 A richer, truer red, this classic colour is shown in 999 – call the PoPo!

999 lips

{Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rouge 999}

I feel like it wears a tad blue but that fit the name even better if you ask me.

Dior 999 nail polish

{Rouge Dior Vernis in Rouge 999}

I like to call this one the ‘boss lady‘  shade. I’ll be in my suit and tie…

Have you tried anything from Dior’s latest additions? Tell me more below!