28 August 2012

Beyoncé Debuts Promo Shots + Lookbook for New Fall 2012 Collection for House Of Dereon

One thing about it, when Beyoncé is back she comes with a force that can't be reckoned with. Whether it's singing, touring, acting, debuting her fashion line or just being a fabulous mommy on-the-go; she's one multifaceted woman who knows how to give a good presentation. Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I love seeing what everyone's bringing to the table whether it's makeup, accessories, or clothes. Beyoncé recently debuted her new Fall 2012 Collection for House of Dereon and I must say that the collection has some promising pieces. I have to admit that I've never been a huge fan of some of the Dereon selections in the past but after getting a first glimpse at the new Fall line it's almost as if the brand has undergone a major evolution in style. All I have to say is that change looks good on House of Dereon and I can't wait to see what else they bring in the future. To view the full lookbook of the entire fall collection click here. In the meantime check out a few selections below.

House of Dereon Fall 2012

What do you think of the new collection? 


24 August 2012

Rapper Azealia Banks Partners With MAC, Debuts Limited Edition "Yung Rapunxel" Lipstick for Fall 2012 & FNO

Just as the anticipation of Fashion Week starts to seep in, we get more fab news in the beauty world! MAC Cosmetics announced today that they have officially partnered with female rapper Azealia Banks to debut her own limited edition lipstick entitled "Yung Rapunxel". The deep, vampy and plummy shade is just in time for Fall and sure to be a big hit once it hits stores. Hmm, I'm definitely into plummy hues so I will surely be getting this one! Read the full press release below for more info and release dates. 

Straight from the 212 comes our collaboration with rapper Azealia Banks. Yung Rapunxel, a deep plum, cream Lipstick with an amplified, semi-matte finish, is named after Banks’ alter ego and boasts a colour as bold as its inspiration. Celebrate the fierce signature style of one of music’s most provocative rising stars. Limited edition.

Be the first to purchase Yung Rapunxel, a deep plum cream Lipstick by Azealia and M·A·C. The lipstick will be available on www.maccosmetics.com on September 5th and at all NYC M·A·C stores September 6th thru September 20th.


Yung Rapunxel Deep plum cream (amplified) Suggested Retail Price $15.00 U.S./$18.00 CDN
Available US only, online September 5, 2012 at www.maccosmetics.com
and at all NYC M·A·C stores September 6, 2012 through September 20, 2012

Photo via MAC Cosmetics Twiiter

Kick off your Fashion’s Night Out at M·A·C’s Soho store with a performance by one of music’s most provocative rising stars, Azealia Banks, showcasing her fierce signature style in a set with DJ Cosmo.


15 August 2012

OPI Germany Collection Fall 2012 | Review + Swatches

I was waiting to see what OPI had up their sleeves for their Fall/Winter collections this year and as always they've created a variety of shades to compliment the upcoming seasons! This time around they used Germany as the theme of choice which includes 12 beautiful colors inspired by the country. Check out  swatches of the entire collection and my full review below.

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons
A haute honey-beige that can always make you smile.

Don’t Talk Bach to Me
There’s nothing mellow about this sassy lime-yellow!

Every Month is Oktoberfest
Prost! Here’s to the prettiest plum in the Biergarten.

Berlin There Done That
A traveling taupe that’s seen it all. (Yep, that too).

Danke-Shiny Red
You “Bitte” try on this ravishing ruby before it’s too late!

Deutsch You Want Me Baby?
A self-assured shade of shimmering red-orange.

Schnapps Out of It!
Shake off the blues with a shot of fall’s must-have mauve!

Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs
The most beautiful bright purple of all.

Unfor-greta-bly Blue 
Everyone’s favorite Fräulein loves this über shiny blue.

German-icure by OPI
The best burgundy shimmer in the business.

My Very First Knockwurst
…and what a magical rosy-nude rendezvous it was!

Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!
A bodacious black-olive? We say “Ja! Ja! Ja!”

Glow: So, it's very rare for me to truly love an entire collection but I actually like the majority of these shades. I love that they incorporated a variety of hues yet they all have warm tones that are very reminiscent of colors that we see throughout the fall/winter seasons. The nudes and deep shades are my favorites and the  standouts for me are Don’t Pretzel My Buttons which is a lovely honey-beige nude and also Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! which is described as a black/olive but the olive tones don't really reveal themselves with my complextion. I would describe it as more of a deep smokey grey. The color that took me by surprise the most is Every Month is Oktoberfest, it has a gorgeous shimmery purple undertone that really pops in the right lighting. I also noticed that the more coats you use it becomes more of a deep plum. If you prefer the purple tones then one coat is just enough to get it opaque and really noticeable. 

Glare: No cons, the formula was excellent as always. For each of the swatches above, I used a base coat and applied only 2 coats of polish. I did not use a top coat at all and as you can see OPI's formula has a nice shiny finish on it's own. (I rarely use topcoats when I'm swatching b/c I feel it's wasteful if I plan on taking it right off) 

Would I Recommend It? I definitely think it's a great collection, I have several favorites and I'm sure there are a few that catch your eye as well. So yes, I would! 

Where To Buy: Germany by OPI is currently available at various retailers nationwide. They retail for about $8.50 each. To purchase or to learn more please visit www.opi.com.

Product(s) in this post were provided for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here

14 August 2012

Janelle Monáe Introduced As Covergirl's Newest Face!

I was on twitter earlier and saw Janelle Monáe tweet some really exciting news which was that Covergirl has chosen her as their newest face for the brand. If you're not familiar with Janelle, she's a 26 year old spunky songstress with a signature style that includes a tuxedo, a pompadour, and bold red lips! She's such a cutie and I'm really happy for her and I can't wait to see how they use her within the brand. What I love most about Covergirl is that they never compromise their models true style and image (Ellen, Queen Latifah etc) which I think is what makes them all the more relatable as a brand overall.

To learn more about Janelle's collaboration with Covergirl you can check out Vogue's write up about it here. But in the mean time get a sneak peak at a couple of her promo ads below!

Janelle sings for Covergirl.


02 August 2012

Vanessa Williams Debuts Her First Ever Skincare Line, ReVitalistic Skincare

Vanessa Williams, internationally known, pop-R&B recording artist, producer, dancer, model and actress, is pleased to introduce her first skincare and beauty collection – Vanessa Williams ReVitalistic Skincare. Beginning August 3, ReVitalistic Skincare will be available exclusively on QVC, and online at www.QVC.com.

Utilizing her beauty industry knowledge and experience, Williams collected the advice of dermatologists and aestheticians around the world, to create a quality, effective skincare collection at an affordable cost. “As a mother, with a full-time job, who has always struggled with skin problems, I wanted to make beautiful skin easy to achieve and maintain by offering the best products sourced from around the world,” explains Williams, founder of ReVitalistic Skincare. “I created ReVitalistic Skincare for women with multi-faceted lives, who believe in the power of great skin and products that work.”

ReVitalistic Skincare offers a unique approach to skin. After weighing the opinions, and traveling the world to test the products of well-known international dermatologists and aestheticians, Williams shares her secret solutions for a wide variety of skin problems women face every day. The products’ gentle, effective active ingredients and complexes are responsibly formulated, omitting known or suspected harmful ingredients.

The collection consists of five key products, available in August 2012:

· Re- Start Skin Serum, 1.0 oz
· Re-Contour Neck & Décolleté Cream, 2.0 oz
· Re-Focus Firming Eye Serum, 0.5 oz
· Re-Quench Anti Age Defense Intensive Moisture Treatment, 1.0 oz
· Perfexture Triple Enzyme Skin Perfecting Peel, 1.0 oz

All product details, from the refreshing ginger scent, to the quick-absorbing application of the creams and serums, were selected by Williams who used her own personal struggle with skin problems to find the right combination for women everywhere. “Texture matters to me whenever I put a product on my face, so I’ve created rich, luxurious blends with a smooth complex for the collection, giving a weightless feeling I know everyone will love,” says Williams.

Vanessa Williams ReVitalistic Skincare will be available exclusively on QVC and online at www.QVC.com. Tune into The Lisa Robertson Show from 8-10 PM to watch Williams discuss ReVitalistic Skincare. Prices range from $48.00-$68.00.


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