There are many luxurious gifts available and there doesn’t need to be a holiday for a little self-love. These are two items you can bestow upon yourself or a loved one….
Most of you have heard of Olympia Le-Tan, a handbag designer with a niche in favorite novel-inspired clutches. Recently she’s partnered with Lancome to create an adorable Gift Set housing a gorgeous array of lipsticks and nail polishes for all occasions, as if we needed one? $1,500.00. There is a waiting list.
Another fashion essential is Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange, a true guide to Parisian Fashion. This little book serves as a guide around Paris, where you will find the best places for lunch, a quick drink and shopping. Plus the pictures are inspiring, you’re going to want one of everything! $17.41 @Amazon.com
It’s been awhile since a red lipstick caused heart papuations and then I met Blazing Red by Dior. The shade is an orange based red, the pigment is matte and the texture moisturizing.
I tried on at least 10 different shades of red until I fell madly in-love.
Looks like I’ll be content until the next quest for the perfect shade of red continues…
I love items that I wouldn’t normally buy for myself, Frederic Malle’s book on perfume making makes a great read and gives an insight into the world of perfume. Plus it is a great addition to your book collection.
I’m a huge fan if red lipstick and this candle will make a great makeup brush holder once the candle burns-out.
AEDES DE VENUSTAS was discovered early on due to my sister Wendy, she’s a fragrance person and has been ordering items from them for years, I love the regal colors of the candle.
I’m an admirer of Napoleon, with both of us sharing the same birthday with Ben Afleck. This would make a great addition to my Napoleonic memorabilia.
I saw these candles and wanted to die, they would look amazing on my mantel, hint, hint anyone?
I’m a huge fan of Elle UK’s beauty section, checking it daily for new information and one of my favorite makeup artists Lisa Eldridge(Elle’s resident makeup artist) created a Red Lipstick tutorial that will help you apply our favorite shade of lipstick like a professional.
*”I adore red lips and believe everyone can look fabulous in red lipstick, its just a case of finding the right shade and texture for you. Here is a guide to the various types of shades and textures available along with tips on how to wear them and which skintones they best flatter. Hope you find this video helpful! X” – Lisa Eldridge
“It’s a classic look, when done properly it’s beautiful. If you go bold with red, please be light-handed with the eyes. I find a red lip looks best paired with clean, flawless skin, and just a slight touch of blush, to bring back the dimension. Add perfectly defined brows, a minimal and well blended black or dark brown liner (barely visible) and neatly-applied mascara. A fresh take on a red lip is our Sheer Tint and Lip Plumper in Pomegranate; because it’s a tint, the color depth is buildable plus it will not budge once applied. It’s always a little awkward to have to tell someone their red lipstick is all over their teeth.” – Danielle Vincent of Kimiko Beauty