YSL : Nails Tie Die For

Ok, ok I apologise for that terrible title, but I cannot contain myself after seeing this new quartet of nail lacquers by Yves Saint Laurent. They go by the name of La Laque Couture Tie & Dye top coats and boy am I intrigued.

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What do they do and how does it work? Well apparently they suggest starting by painting your nails with their classic La Laque Couture polish, in a colour which matches one of those above, and then take the La Laque Tie & Dye and paint on top. According to the article I read in the Telegraph Beauty section, “With a new “tri-phase technology that layers iridescent nacrés, colour and high-shine you’ll get a candy like veil which gives a slightly glittery and supremely, eye-catching look,” say the YSL beauty experts”.

Nail art has steadily become more and more popular, and as an avid nail polish fan I’m happy that big brands are catching in onto the trend and coming up with more unique products.

These polishes are currently being sold exclusively at Selfridges and retail for £18, and at the time of writing only the 01 Cool Coat & 04 Ice Coat is available online so you might have to move fast if you want to grab one! If you have it already feel free to leave a link of your blog as  it would be great to see what the effect looks like x

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Max Factor Lashfinity 3 Day Mascara : Yay or Nay?

Today came the news that Max Factor have produced a mascara which claims to withstand day to day activities such as sleeping, showering, or even swimming up to three days.

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Apparently flake-resistant, with a ‘PermaHold’ technology which gently bonds to the lash, Max Factor says will create a jet-black finish and acts like a semi-permanent tint. The price to pay for all of this, however, is £18.99 and will be available in Boots. With so many other good brands out there on the market, do we really need something that lasts this long? I personally would hate to have old makeup on, but if you have fair coloured eyelashes I can see some appeal.

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Met Gala 2013. This Year: Punk!

It’s that time of year again when Hollywood’s finest get together for the annual MET Gala hosted by Vogue. This year they were celebrating the opening of the PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This led to some very interesting interpretations and visions of the look by designers, make-up artists, and stars wearing the creations.

Here is a glimpse of some of what was seen on the red carpet……

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To start with is Chloe Green,  Jourdan Dunn, Ashley Madekwe, and Nicole Ritchie sporting designs which were custom designed for Vogue by the retailer adored by millions of students by the name of Topshop. Not so sure about Nicole’s hair style though, I’m thinking it’s more Halloween than punk!

I’ve got to say Ann Hathaway looks amazing here. Her new blonde hair colouring is a dramatic (but good) change from the hair she had to have for Les Miserables.

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Beyonce was bound to have something creative on that night, and she sure didn’t fail to impress with this interesting ensemble designed by Givency. The gloves I can handle, but the boots not so much!Gwyneth Paltrow vintage Valentino
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I think this vintage Valentino dress worn by Gweneth Paltrow was either loved or hated.. I’m personally liking this dress. Ok, so it doesn’t channel punk, but it’s an interesting design with the 3/4 sleeves and sheer panel.

Miley Cyrus on the other hand? Well it’s rather punk and even though it’s by one of my favourite designers, (Marc Jacobs), I just can’t bring myself to like this!

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Above is Jennifer Lawrence and Marion Cotillard. The peach asymmetrical is lovely, and is given an extra twist with the gorgeous houndstooth shoes.

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SJP was sure to raise eyebrows doing this pose on the red carpet! Her head-piece is designed by none other than the king of millinery, Sir Philip Treacy.

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Katy Perry & Jlo wearing their take on punk. In love with Jlo’s quiff and make-up.

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These are a few of my favourites from the night. Rooney Mara’s gown by Givenchy is a beautiful mix of lace and hard lines from the neck-line and zips.

Cara Delivine is wearing Burberry Prorsum, and Jamie King was a definite winner in the style stakes with her custom designed Topshop outfit. To finish is this beautiful photo of Taylor Swift with striking smoky eyes, & wearing J Mendel.