Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Annabelle Spring Launches

Annabelle is a brand that I grew up with. They always have nice colours, the products are great and, it is a Canadian brand!

This month, they release new shades and products for Spring. I am so ready for this, are you? Winter just drags forever and soft and bold colours are more than welcome!

On the cheeky side, there is 5 new shades of the Blushon: Lotus, Rosebud, Peony, Spring Petal and Hibiscus*. I got the latter, which is a nice peach with a subtle-shimmer finish. Some of the shade also has a soft matte finish.

There is also 4 new shades of the Perfect Bronze Bronzing Press Powder : Sun Shine, Sun Breeze* (pictured), Sun Heat and Sun Chic. 

But the most exciting release (at least to me!) are the new Lipsies! The Lipsies already came as a limited edition treat, but now they are back, in twelve shades. I love a good lip crayon, and while Annabelle already got a line of lipstick crayons, the TwistUps (here and here), the Lipsies are tinted lip balm, a little like the Maybelline Baby Lips. 

Buttery-feeling and yet lightweight, the bright colours of Annabelle Lipsies Lip Balm are surprisingly pigmented. The lighter colours will leave a subtle, glossy finish while moisturizing the lips and leaving them smooth.

Each has a matching scent, which is a nice touch. Pictured are Coco-Vanilla* and Fruit Punch*. I prefer the scent of the first one! As for colour, I prefer Fruit Punch, as Coco-Vanilla is almost not noticeable on my dark lips. I like how they apply, even if the colour is bold (Fruit Punch), you can almost put it without a mirror. As for Coco-Vanilla, well, there is no chance of making a mess, with a nude colour like this!

Have you tried any of the Annabelle Spring releases? What is your favourite Annabelle products? Comment below!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Manicure Monday Nails Inc Spring Summer Gel Effect Collection

Hands up who is tired of Winter!!? I am! Let Spring begin for God's sake!

Today I'm showcasing the Nails Inc Spring Summer Gel Effect Collection kit I bought at Sephora last week. All six colours are so pretty that I'm just not sure which one to put on my nails first.If you have any preference, please let me know!

The set contains (left to right in the box) : Covent Garden Place, Colville Mews, Cornwall Road, Regent's Place, Hampstead Grove and Chiltern Street.

Of course, Covent Garden Place and Hampstead Grove are the most striking. They're also similar, with the difference that one is more fuschia and the other is more red. The other colours are pretty ice cream hues.

The set was 35$ for the 6 colours at Sephora.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Saturday's Stuff I Like

To be honest I don't have much to like this week! But just take a moment to admire those sailboats in the snow :)

I have found a few things at the various charity shops that are around. A few Spring additions I might add! I'm just fed up of winter, I want to wear something else than boots!

In the sales at Target last week I bought two CDs (how vintage lol), Zaz's Recto-Verso and Dumas's L'Heure et l'endroit. Dumas is my favourite singer and such an eye candy! If there were other albums of his that I didn't had I would have bought them but unfortunately it was the only one. I really like Tes Histoires. It was not a song that  I liked prior to buying the CD, but now I'm hooked!

I took a long walk earlier today. It was fun. It was not too cold, the sun was shining and I got a much needed dose of vitamin D!

I've started to use Instagram again! If you want to follow me, you can do so here.

Nothing much to report on the like stuff this week. How about you? How was your week? Comment below :)