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.

TRAFLAGAR Dior

{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!

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dior bloom nail polish

Dior spring nails

{Dior Vernise Spring 2014 in Bouquet, Porcelaine Bloom & Top Coat in Perle}

Dior nail polishes have taken their place in my favourite nail polish formula of all time, right next to YSL’s offerings. There’s nothing more satisfying (in the DIY mani world) than layering on a shiny, sweep of colour with the utmost of ease. Believe it or not, more of my favourite shades aren’t easy to work with but the flat blush, quicky drying, glossy formula that Dior has to offer is sublime. Best of all? These spring shades are to die for.

Gimme moah!

dior bloom nail polish

{Bloom}

This vibrant shade is spring/summer perfect. A fuchsia that would compliment any skin tone.

bloom nail polish

{Glossy finish}

dior porcelaine spring 2014 nail polish

{Porcelaine}

The name on everyone’s lips and soon-to-be on everyone’s tips. It kinda reminds me of Chanel’s Riva (the perfect sky blue) and Dior are making this eggshell totally cool again. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This totally makes me think of a shade that Beyonce would wear.

dior bouqet nail polish

{Bouquet}

Oh hai pretty in pink coral shade that’s perfect for spring. While Bloom fit better for a summer pedi, Bouquet is the ultimate in daytime spring shades. I’ll take this beaut for a ride when I want a a feminine and fancy mani.

perle on bouqet

Introducing Dior’s new topcoat (reminiscent of YSL’s La Laque Couture) this shimmering Perle sets to a matte finish with a hint of sparkle (pretty cool of you ask me). I love the original effect it offers and it pretty much enhances most shades it’s partnered with.

Which of Dior’s new shades are you looking forward to most?

These beautylicious products were sent for consideration and were good enough to make the cut!

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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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Lancome holiday look 2013

Lancome holiday look 2013

{Easy and quick Christmas beauty}

I know what you’re thinking, ‘ Does she ever tire of red lipstick?’, kinda not. I promise there are alternative looks coming up on TBB but I just had to show off this gorgeous collection from Lancome’s 2013 offering. Here I’m wearing the (Fall) Blush Rose Desir with swirls of Rose Étincelle highlighter over top. Lancome’s Hypnose Mascara on the lashes and the L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Caprice.

lancome holiday 2013 colection

{Favourite pieces of Lancome’s latest collections}

In the craziness that has been the last few weeks I’ve been playing around with a few pieces of the Lancome Fall and Christmas collection from recent releases. Still available on the US site, The L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Caprice is the creamiest, brightest red you’ll find in a lippie. It was part of the Fall collection but the closest match for a permanent option would be the shade Saffron Silk.

rose Étincelle

My favourite part of Holiday 2013 by Lancome, Rose Étincelle Highlighter is a pink-hued frosting for the tops of your cheeks. I used a fan brush to sweep this over my cheeks and brow bone. The result? sparkling without a glittery look – it catches the light perfectly. This is easily a product you’d use all year around.

lancome Étincelle de Neige vernis

{Étincelle de Neige}

Next to the Rose Étincelle Highlighter, the Étincelle de Neige Vernis in Love nail polish is impressive in it’s own right. I haven’t been able to swatch it because I’m wearing Essie Gel this week  but check out the stunning swatch on Maggie’s Makeup Blog! Really does look like snow on the fingertips.

lancome rouge 132 lipstick

{Creamy colour}

Oh so impressed with this L’Absolu Rouge formula and kinda wana get my hands on more shades!

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

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