Showing posts with label Dior. Show all posts
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Debenhams Foyleside Beauty Night!

A Beauty Haul in a Beauty Hall!
Hi!
The beautiful view of the Foyle & the Peace Bridge from our meeting spot!
 Last night I had the pleasure of attending a local shopping favourite of mine, Debenhams - Foyleside in Derry City for the relaunch of their new and improved (and sparkly and amazing, let's be real here,) Beauty Hall.  And let me tell you, it was fantastic!

Cupcakes & The Craic
For years +Debenhams , and particularly their beauty floor has been the go-to place for all my cosmetic needs and wants. Recently, with the much anticipated arrival of +MAC Cosmetics (arrived July 17th!) the people at Debenhams-Derry decided that a complete overhaul was called for, and the makeup makeover took place. 

The new Beauty Hall features high end cosmetic brands such as Chanel, Urban Decay, Bare Minerals, Dior, Estee Lauder, Clarins, Lancome and Benefit, and of course, now, MAC!

Sparkle and shimmer from UD's counter + some goodies from the amazing gift bags given!




J'adore <3
The night started off with the #BeautyBloggers being greeted by the lovely PR guru Laura and a select few of the fantastic staff from the store, where they provided us with bubbly, cupcakes, and the buzz about what we'd see on the tour of the over hauled beauty hall. It was also brilliant to get a little catch up with so many of the #FABB ladies from Belfast / around NI that I rarely get the chance to see since all our events are far flung for me where as this was, finally, local! So, getting to see them and to meet some new faces that are blogging out of Derry and the North West is just great!


UD blush heaven!
Swoot Swoo +MAC Cosmetics new makeup vanities 

 We were then walked through the various counters that are available in Debs-Derry and some of the new services they provide. You know, on top of being The Makeup Mecca of the North West now (as dubbed by me, but it seriously is I swear!). 



How cute is this pick N mix from +Clarins ???


At +Benefit Cosmetics we were talked through their newest service in-store waxing! They have a pretty little set up of a private room (Benefit-ed out to the max, you'll even have your own Bene-towels and robes!). This is a great service for anyone on the go, you have a one stop shop - literally - for any necessary waxing, a quick facial, and a professionally applied makeup application all without stepping outside! Here for this! Right?


The Benefit ladies on hand to show us all their new products! So lovely!


Wax on, Wax off!


Hello again!
 The staff on the night could not have been more welcoming or helpful, or generous come to that as we all received multiple gift bags with an array of goodies from the floor. Ranging from Gucci perfumes, Benefit makeup and skincare (the new eye-primer BB cream that I'll be sure to review on here soon!) Urban Decay eye-shadows and blush samples, Clairns skincare perfect plane sized too! Some sweet Origins skin mask and serum samples and a very sleek +Dolce & Gabbana wallet - perfect as a makeup pouch or as I plan to use it, as a wallet for my travel documents and passport when I fly to New York in a few weeks! All to name a few! It was like Christmas, as it was teamed up with a generous £50 voucher for the Beauty Hall - that I didn't have time to spend on the night but as it's local I'll be sure to be back - maybe close to my birthday next month to treat myself!

Such an education over at +Clinique UK !




Big +Origins fan so sampling their newest range is exciting! Love the pale pink too, very sweet.

Urban Decay Makeup Artist at work! <3


Derry already has so much to offer in terms of culture and history that it's wonderful to see from a local perspective, the investments continuing to be made by big companies such as the new addition of MAC and the expansion of already successful businesses such as +Debenhams that employ and empower so many.  












+Benefit Cosmetics UK & Ireland goodies <3

We need a bigger backdrop! :o


So if you haven't already, you definitely should pop in, see the fab staff and treat yourself! There is literally so much to choose from, if you could have spent a day in there before, you could spend a week in there now! 


Thanks for reading! 


xo







Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Star Style Crush! Lizzie Olsen!

Now you know if you follow my tumblr blog of EIC that Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Olsen, her ever changing haircape of awesome, and her big bright smile feature heavily when I reblog celeb style posts. I love her care free somewhat quirky off duty style, and her more polished daring red carpet style just as much.  As the 'other Olsen' for the longest time, it's been nice to see her come into her own and out of the shadow of her billionaire twin sisters and start doing it for herself. She's chosen more indie roles and has yet to take on a real heavy mainstream project, but that doesn't stop the style mags and indie cult fashion sites from sitting up and taking notice of her style choices.

Myself included.









Her love of quirky floppy hats and insanely pretty coats caught my eye, as did her hair I won't lie. I miss being blonde but sadly my hair can't take the wear and tear not to mention the upkeep it takes to remain a ~natural blonde~. So, I live vicariously through my favorite celebs and see how they go about styling and maintaining their envious locks. 

In everything from the amazingly expensive The Row (her sister's brand) to H&M to JBrand this girl rocks it all and with such ease that it looks and feels so natural to her sense of personality, where other actresses our age tend to over do it or rely to heavily on a stylist to create their style... there's a sense that Lizzie Olsen is true to herself and what suits her. Of course I'm sure there is a stylist involved for the bigger events but even then she rarely hits a bum note.


From Tomboy to Chanel chic, but all with an underlying down to earth that is sorely missed in young Hollywood lately.  Needless to say I love her choices!


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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Monochrome wins at Cannes 2013.

 Not everything is Black&White they say, well they clearly aren't watching the Cannes 2013 red carpet are they?! Because if they were they would see that just about everything there is black and white. From the gowns on the big red carpets, to the more dressed down press conferences, monochrome is king of Cannes!

Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence,  and Noomi Rapace to name a few have been working the two colours this week and with interesting results. Some looks have been fantastic, Lawrence's Dior for example and some fell almost flat - Rooney Mara and her Dior pick teamed with harsh hair felt too over done for her - but I loved her makeup, go figure.



Noomi shows us how to work a tux trou with tude!




Emma Watson in Custom Chanel



 The go-to makeup looks for Monochrome seem to be very much working with a neutral base, soft smokey eyes and a variation of a red lip. A look that can easily be achieved using @illamasqua
skinbase foundation, @Dior and +MACMAKEUP MAC  in one of their cult faves, Ruby Woo. For a softer nude lip, I would go with the delish Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color in Angelique Beige






The  thing that I adore most about this trend is that it's timeless, it suits every skin tone, and every figure and height. Unlike the animal print trends or the likes, this one is one that can carry you from one season to the next, from now, to fifty years from now. I  love it, and I look forward to keeping an eye on the rest of the festival to see if anyone else breaks out in black and white.


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Monday, March 14, 2011

Kate Moss For Dior!


A commercial for Dior Addict lipstick starring Kate Moss has been released (or inconveniently leaked).

The 90-second spot shows the blonde supermodel getting dressed in a lush Parisian apartment overflowing with statement-making gowns and heels as Duran Duran plays in the background. With perfectly painted cat-eyes and slick black nails, Moss seductively applies the glossy pink Dior Addict lipstick before stepping out into a paparazzi cloud as she’s driven away to Dior’s Spring 2011 fashion show.