Friday, July 29, 2016

Beauty Bulletin, No. 4

There are lots more new collections on the horizon for Fall 2016! Here's a brief rundown of the next batch of exciting new launches, following last week's Beauty Bulletin...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NARS Fall 2016 Sculpting Duos & Hardwired Eyeshadows | Swatches & Review

nars sculpting multiple duo hardwired eyeshadow review swatches
NARS has just released a couple new products for Fall 2016, which are not part of its Fall 2016 Collection, but which are just as, if not more, exciting! The Sculpting Duos ($39 for 0.24 oz.x2) and Hardwired Eyeshadows ($25 for 0.07 oz.) are limited edition, so if you like what you see after reading this post, it may be best to snap up the items you want sooner rather than later. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Chanel Fall 2016 Makeup: Le Rouge Collection, No. 1 | Swatches, Review

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 Droppin dimes droppin dimes y'all: Chanel's Fall 2016 collection, Le Rouge Collection No. 1, is here in all of its glory, which I discovered is actually quite a lot of glory when I went to go check up on dis shizz at my local Saks counter. If you were thinking that reds and kind of mehhh and you weren't too excited about this, plz think again and just check this shizz out before judging. If you're anything like me, you will completely change your mind and want to buy everything, k?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo | Swatches, Review

Marc Jacobs Beauty has released an all new blush formula for Fall 2016 - the Air Blush Soft Glow Duos ($42 for 0.28 oz.) - and they are amazing. Incredibly finely milled, soft, smooth-as-a-baby's-butt powder that glides onto the skin and melds seamlessly with it, providing colour that lasts literally all. day. long. Keep reading for more deets and swatches!

Monday, July 18, 2016

YSL Scandal Fall 2016 Makeup Collection | Swatches & Review

 The YSL Scandal Fall 2016 makeup collection has arrived in stores and online - I am in love with the colour scheme and especially the nail polishes! I have swatched everything (except the quad) below and have done a look with some of the products as well. 

Beauty Bulletin, No. 3

It's that time of year when lots of new collections are launching or preparing for launch for the fall! I've still got plenty of love for summer, but I'm also at the point where I am really excited to see peeks of what's coming next. In this week's Beauty Bulletin, I've included some photos from a slew of new collections, and below I've got more info on the availability of the various collections along with info on a few of the items I'm most excited about!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Everlane Striped Cotton Poplin Long Shirt Dress | Review

 In my several years as a loyal Everlane fan, I have actually never tried any of their dresses, which I realized recently is kind of insane. This summer, Everlane has released multiple new dresses - many of them in crisp cotton poplin which is perfect for summer - so I decided to finally the pull the trigger and try a few out. Today's review is on the Striped Cotton Poplin Long Shirt Dress ($78, worn with these shoes) in Black/White Stripe.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Kitchen: New Shelves & Chairs

I've finally ticked off two more line-items from my to-do list that I've been dragging my feet on for the last year. In the last month, I have managed to 1) install a couple open shelves with iron brackets for supports and reclaimed, antique, French white oak timber for shelving and 2) totally re-finish three chairs that I got for free a few years back but which had an unattractive orange-toned stain that was in really bad shape from years of wear, along with really unattractive red polyester upholstery.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Living Room: A Viscose Rug & Rug Care Tips

By Georgia Grace Living Room Rug
 As many of you long-time readers will know, I have been oogling rugs for pretty much ever since we moved into this apartment two years ago! I've hemmed and hawed and changed my mind about a zillion times, but in the past year, the object of my desire with respect to rugs crystallized around the idea of a subtly shining silk or viscose (artificial silk, also known as art silk or bamboo silk - not real silk though) rug in a solid colour to anchor the living room and provide softly refined colour and texture.

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