Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring / Summer 2012 Make Up Trends.

Heya :)
So during the Spring/Summer 2012 Runway shows the make up trends consisted of a variety of looks. Perfect for those who like being Au Natural or those like me, who like being daring when it comes to make up. The ones that mostly stood out to me were Fendi's dramatic gold leaf eyeshadow,  Jean Paul Gaultier's Retro Glamour, Dolce and Gabanna's super Feminine Cat like eyes (false lashes at the ready!), Miu Miu's rocking red bold eyes and last but not least Chanel's feminine but effective tiny pearl embellishments which acted as piercings to the models face.

Other looks consisted of extreme smokey eyes… (yawn), gentle smokey eyes…. (double yawn). Sorry Pat McGrath you are amazing but gentle smokey eyes are no fun. Lana Del Rey esque doll like delicateness, minimalism, bright bold lips, color contouring, no mascara and chocolate red satined lips. 

As always we see some of the past trends re appearing in this years make up trends.
Here are some of my favorite looks from the Spring/Summer 2012 shows.
Fendi's dramatic gold leaf eyeshadow by Peter Philips.

Jean Paul Gaultier's oh so glam retro look by Stephaine Marais.

Dolce and Gabanna's sleek feminine cat like look by Pat McGrath.

Miu Miu's daring but beautiful bold red eyeshadow.

Chanel's delicate embellished look created by Peter Philips. 

So those where the main looks that caught my attention for Spring / Summer 2012.
What are your thoughts on the looks and have you tried out any for yourself? :)
Let me know.
Chat soon.
Love, love.

Nadia. x

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Body Shop's 'Chocomania' Range.

Official Promo Pic From The Body Shop Ireland.

Heya :) So I didn't think id be doing a new post until I got my blog revamped but change of plan. Anywho. As some of you may already know The Body Shop are launching a new range next month just in time for Valentines day called "Chocomania".
As I work in The Body Shop I was really lucky enough to try out and review the new range before it hits the shelves. 

The range consists of a shower gel, body scrub, a body lotion, a body butter, a lip butter and little heart shaped soaps. Before I continue I have to let people know that amazing as this range is. It's not edible. :P And of course as always I'll give my 100% opinion on this range. I wasn't asked to give it a great review or sweeten it up. (No pun intended).

So first up I tried the shower cream which is €8.95 for a 250ml. As all body shop shower creams/gels this is soap free which means its kinder to the environment. It's a pearlescent shower cream that contains real Community Fair Trade Cocoa Butter and has an amazing chocolate scent. 
As it contains Cocoa Butter it doesn't dry out the skin. The shower gel comes out brown in colour but turns white/clear as soon as its mixed with water. A little goes a long way so use a bath lily with it so get maximum usage. I loved this shower gel as it smelt amazing and left my skin feeling soft and smooth. 

The Body Scrub. This is €18.95 for a 200ml. A little pricey but so worth it. It's brilliant for exfoliating the skin and also leaves the skin feeling real refreshed and soft. Also the scrub contains Cocoa butter and Cane sugar which is great for boosting circulation and of course removing dead skin cells. 

The Body Lotion. The body lotion is €13.50 for a 250ml which is great and comes in a handy bottle with a pump for easy application. The lotion is lighter in texture and id recommend it for people with normal to dry skin. It absorbs easily and quickly into the skin leaving it smelling amazingly, luxurious and moisturized. 

The Body Butter. The original body butter that contains LOADS of Community Fair Trade ingredients. Of course The Body Shop couldn't bring out a new range and not have a body butter. It's €18.95 for a 200ml. If you have tried any of The Body Shop body butters before you'll know how great they are. This particular body butter contains 13 Community Fair Trade ingredients. The most ever put into the one product. It provide's hydration for up to 48 hours and also absorbs quickly into the skin leaving it feeling softer, smoother and luxuriously without the heavy butter feeling. Ive grown up using The Body Shops Body Butter's and think I will always use them. They always been my favorite. I've tired other cheaper brands but they didn't feel as good on my skin.

I didn't get any of the soaps to try or the lip butters. I have tired other Body Shop Lip Butters before and I love them! So I can't wait to get the chocolate one. 
They're great for dry, chapped lips as they condition and moisturize. 

The range will be out in early February so make sure you get some before it's all gone!
Overall I love this range and can't wait for it to come out and for you all to try it. :)
Chat soon.
Love, love...

Nadia x

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Good bye 2011, Hello 2012!

Heya :)
First off id like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2011 was a good year for me but I feel 2012 is going to be even better! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and got lovely gifts off Santa, family and friends.

As anyone who reads my blog knows I'm very bad for keeping it updated. But one of my resolutions for 2012 is to get my blog back up and running with updates alot more regularly.
I'm going to give my page a total re-vamp and I'll be also doing some giveaways throughout the year!

Until then,
Nadia x