The Violet Doesn’t End with the Eyes… Estee Lauder Violet Crush Velvet Lipstick & Rebellious Violet Gloss

After we oohed and ahhed about the new Estee Lauder Violet Underground eyeshadow palette and the BĂȘte Noire Nail Lacquer, you didn’t think the nice violet theme would end there right?

No, because Estee Lauder completed the look with the Violet Crush matte lipstick and Rebellious Violet lipgloss! I am going to swatch and review them for you today, and you will get to see them in action soon in another post!

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Befitting for a Lady: Chanel Les Essentiels de Chanel Troublant, Rose Initiale, Frenzy

While I get a big kick out of the fact that I have greatly expanded my comfort zone beyond everyday basics, sometimes I do feel the need for staple pieces to chill with. You know, like a good pink blush that goes with everything, a lip shade that’s my lips but better, and a chic nude nail polish… not unlike what Chanel offers this fall with Les Essentiels de Chanel!

Today I’m showing you three pieces including Rose Initiale Joes Contraste, Troublant Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, and Frenzy Le Vernis. You have been warned: it is a picture-heavy post!

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Are You Ready to Go into Autumn with Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight?

It’s only mid-July, but I already have the first autumn collection to show you! Inspired by the turquoise against shades of rose, plum, and bronze in the Southwest (think Arizona, Nevada, and Texas), Bobbi Brown is bringing us the Desert Twilight collection!

This collection is available in Belgium as of today, and I have the luck to play with two pieces beforehand so I can share my thoughts with you!

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For Summer 2012, L’Occitane Brings You Fresh Verbena from Corsica… with a Citrus Twist!

My love for L’Occitane has not been a secret. For someone who is into natural scents and ingredients in skincare products, this is a brand you can’t miss out on. What with lavender, almond, and roses however, their Verbena line has consistently stayed off my radar.

Not anymore! Each summer L’Occitane adds some limited edition products to the Verbena line. This year they come with a citrus twist! Inspired by traditional sorbet recipes of Provence, the Sorbet Verbena products contain lemon and mint essential oils on top of verbena extract from Corsica.

(The verbena sorbet I tasted. I’m normally not a fan of sorbet, but it was perfectly summery!)

In this post I will review the original Verbena Shower Gel, the Cooling Hand Cream Gel, and the Sorbet Verbena Cooling Gloss. Only the Cooling Gloss is limited edition, but all of these are perfect for summer as they are very refreshing!

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Don’t Forget: Dior Summer Mix & Addict Hit the Shop Today!

Hey everyone!

Just a little reminder that the Dior Summer Mix and new Addict perfumes will be in store today! I have swatched/reviewed the Summer Mix Vernis here, Ultra-Glosses here, and Addict Eau Sensuelle here.

I am hitting ICI PARIS XL to check the new collections out as well as doing the bulk of my Friends & Family sale shopping. Thank all of you who have contributed your precious ideas! I will keep you posted about what I end up buying, and you will see the swatches and reviews here soon for sure!

A regular swatch/review post will be up this afternoon, so stay tuned!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx