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December 15, 2014

It's Party Time! Party Dresses from the High Street

Are you still looking for that perfect dress for the Xmas party or the New Year's Eve? Then take a look here at some party look ideas. And the best thing is they are easy on you wallet too. 

TOPSHOP PLISSE FOIL MAXI DRESS £55.00 Stand-out plisse foil maxi dress with cross-over front complete with lace mesh trims to the bodice.

TOPSHOP STAR PRINT SLIP DRESS £42.00 Slip dress in star print with mesh detailed bodice and back zip fastening.
Dorothy Perkins Little Mistress Red Embellished Halter Dress £60.00 A gorgeous red chiffon dress with halter neck and embellished waistband detail.

RIVER ISLAND BLACK GOLD EMBELLISHED STRAPPY MIDI DRESS£50.00 The LBD gets seriously seductive in the shape of this black backless little number. This figure-hugging midi dress features a strappy design with a gold tone embellished high neckline and racer front.
River Island  BEIGE WRAPPED GOLD TRIM DRESS£48.00 Take the leading role for glamorous evenings in this champagne wrapped dress. Featuring a sexy yet subtle draped bodycon fit with back keyhole and gold tone detailing at the waist and neck.
RIVER ISLAND LIGHT PINK CHELSEA GIRL FRINGED STRAPPY DRESS£38.00 Take a trip back to the roaring 20s with this vintage-inspired Chelsea Girl dress. This iconic style features all-over fringed tasseling with spaghetti straps and cross over back.

NEW LOOK Black Embellished Neck Swing Dress £24.99 Decadent detailing plays an essential part this party season, lifting the simplest of styles with a touch of sparkle. With a statement embellished neckline, finish with black ankle strap heels and a bold lip
NEW LOOK Burgundy Premium Sequin Embellished V Neck Cami Dress £64.99 Great with metallic heels, opt for this deep red cami dress for an effortlessly elegant evening look.
NEW LOOK Parisian Gold Sequin Triangle Halter Neck Dress £27.99 Parisian. Work head to toe sequins in this triangle halter neck dress - add a simple pair of black ankle strap heels to complete.
Miss Selfridge SILVER SEQUIN BODYCON DRESS £55.00 Silver matt and shine 2 way sequin bodycon dress with low scoop back neck.
Miss Selfridge DANIELLE DROP BACK DRESS was £99.00now £69.30 Fall for Danielle’s heart-stopping beauty by way of intricate sequin-encrusted detailing, delicate diaphanous fabric and a plunging back design. With a wonderful weight and swishy silhouette we’d recommend wearing this piece alone with pretty ‘50s underwear for something standout and stunning, or with a bralet, shredded jeans and biker jacket for a brilliantly rock chick finish.

MANGO NECKLACE GOWN €99.99 Chiffon gown with chain necklace. Halter neck, detachable braided cord, keyhole detail at back and inner lining.

MANGO BEADED LONG DRESS €69.99 Flowy long dress with beaded and rhinestone, halter neck. Metallic detachable belt, zip and button fastenings at back, inner lining.

Forever 21 Rhinestone Collar Shift Dress €27,50 Look like the ethereal goddess that you are in this sleeveless chiffon shift dress, featuring a rhinestoned round collar and a buttoned keyhole back. Keep the rest of your look simple by teaming this with strappy sandals and a side braid - you'll look like a total knockout.

WAREHOUSE ANIMAL PRINT SHIFT £46.00 This sleeveless shift dress features a high neck and double layer to front with all-over animal print; finished at the back with an exposed zip.

Oasis Sweetheart Neckline Lace Dress £50.00 We love the purple lace overlay on this knee-length bodycon dress! The sweetheart neckline keeps it pretty and ladylike.

Oasis Plain Crepe Wrap Dress £55.00 This modern take on a classic pencil dress is beautiful due to its grecian draped and pleated V neck that falls from the waist down, and the included belt which nips everything in neatly.

Hope you like my high-street collection! Time to get the party started!

xxx Marina 

December 12, 2014

Best Beauty Gift Sets for Xmas 2014

YSL Radiance Gift Set
Set Contains: Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils & Touche Eclat no 1, Forever Youthe Liberator Serum 15ml & Luxury Black Vanity Pouch. All skin types.

Estée Lauder The Night Is Young Collection Exclusive to House of Fraser. 
Every woman wants her make up to last all night long, especially during the hectic festive season. The night is young collection gives our customers their wish.... the perfect make up look that will stay on and look perfect all night long... no touchups required. 
The set includes: 
-Double Wear Zero Smudge Mascara (Full Size) in Black 
-Pure Colour Eyeshadow Compact in 9 Shades -Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil in Onyx
 -Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Gel Eyeliner in Onyx 
-Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick in Hot Kiss -Double Wear Stay in Place Lip Liner in Mocha
 -Modern Muse Vial on Card 1.5ml 
-Charcoal Grey Pleated Satin Evening Bag

Estée Lauder The Night Is Young Collection Exclusive to House of Fraser. Every woman wants her make up to last all night long, especially during the hectic festive season. The night is young collection gives our customers their wish.... the perfect make up look that will stay on and look perfect all night long... no touchups required. The set includes: -Double Wear Zero Smudge Mascara (Full Size) in Black -Pure Colour Eyeshadow Compact in 9 Shades -Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil in Onyx -Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Gel Eyeliner in Onyx -Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick in Hot Kiss -Double Wear Stay in Place Lip Liner in Mocha -Modern Muse Vial on Card 1.5ml -Charcoal Grey Pleated Satin Evening Bag

Estée Lauder Small Wonders Gift Set

Limited-time collection includes five mini Eau de Parfums, all ready to delight in an exclusive gift box:

- Modern Muse .24 oz.

- Estée Lauder Pleasures .12 oz.

- Beautiful .12 oz.

- Youth-Dew .12 oz.

- White Linen .01 oz. 

- Mirror Tray

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Beauty Set

Set contains: 1.7oz/50ml Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant ORIGINAL (full-size)

.13oz/3.7g Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15 (full-size)

.5oz/15ml Eight Hour Cream Daily Moisturizer For Face SPF 15

1oz/30ml Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Body Treatment

1oz/30ml Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment

Soothing, calming and relaxing.

Laura Mercier Body & Bath Luxe Quartet Almond Coconut Milk

Indulge and escape with Laura`s luxurious quartets offered in three delectable gourmande scents

Layer the essence of Almond Coconut Milk.

First, using the honey dipper, twirl the Honey Bath under running water.

Then In the bath or shower, massage the Sugar Scrub gently onto wet skin, paying particular attention to elbows, knees and heels. Rinse thoroughly, towel dry.

Then layer Soufflé Body Crème over cleansed skin.

The final touch spray on the Shimmer Body Mist and gently massage onto skin for a healthy glow.

Clinique Softer Smoother Skin Gift Set 
Set contains: Deep Comfort Body Butter 200ml 
Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream 40ml 
Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator 40ml 
Pink and purple zipped pouch

Clarins Face & Body Care Collection `Gorgeous Getaways`
Feel fabulous with this complete beauty routine, which has been specially designed to take care of all your face and body`s skin care needs. 
This kit contains: 
Beauty Flash Balm 50ml, 
Hand and Nail Treatment Cream 100ml, 
Moisture-Rich Body Lotion 30ml, 
One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser 50ml, 
HydraQuench Cream 15ml and Eye Contour Gel 10ml. 
 All presented in a beautiful wash bag.

Lancome Absolue Premium Bx Day Cream Gift Set
 Absolue, exceptional collection of radiance regenerating skincare. Inspired by Nature, refined by Science. Inspired by 20 years of research on skin stem cells, Lancôme has created Absolue Premium ßx Day Care, specially created to deliver radiance regenerating and moisture replenishing efficacy. The luxurious formula is enriched with naturally derived Pro-Xylane and White Iris. The skin looks younger, replenished with moisture with a regenerated radiance. 
 Concerns: Dullness, fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, loss of luminosity, loss of plumpness. Benefits: Anti-ageing, nourishes with moisture, increases comfort, smoothes the appearance of wrinkles, face skin looks firmer, radiance regeneration, skin feels suppler, healthy-looking complexion. 
 Set contains: 
Absolue ßx Day SPF15 50ml, 
Absolue ßx Day SPF15 15ml,
 Absolue ßx Night 5ml, 
Absolue Precious Cells Eye 5ml
 Absolue Oleo Serum 5ml 

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Super Premium Speciality Capsules Set
 Set contains: 
90pcs Ceramide Daily Youth Restoring Serum 
50ml Ceramide Premiere Activation Cream SPF30 
 7ml Ceramide Premiere Regeneration Eye Cream

Elemis Prestige Pro-Collagen 
 From the depths of the Mediterranean Sea discover the anti-ageing power of padina pavonica with this award-winning trio to help smooth, plump and moisturise the face and eyes. 
 Set Contains: 
 Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 30ml
 Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 30ml NEW 
Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Masks x2

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau de Parfum 50 ml Christmas Set
 A captivating, voluptuous fragrance...The ideal fragrance for a sophisticated femme fatale with supreme seductive powers. 
This set contains: 
Eau de Parfum 50ml, 
Body Lotion 50ml
Shower Gel 50ml Elemis Lift Effect Perfection 
 Discover this beautiful youth giving gift for your skin, day and night. Powered by gardenia plant cell technology for a smoother, lifted and shaped complexion. 
 Set Contains: 
Pro-Intense Lift Effect Night Cream 30ml - Exclusive Size Pro-Intense Lift Effect 30ml - Full Size 
All Skin Types

Baylis & Harding Signature Collection 
 Limited Edition Jojoba, Silk & Almond Oil Body Indulgence Set. A simply stunning gift set, offering pure body indulgence. This gift set offers the ultimate in body indulgence. Relax and rehydrate your skin at the end of a hectic day with the fragrance of Jojoba, Silk & Almond Oil. Inhale this smooth and sophisticated fusion with a blend of natural essential oils of Jojoba and Almond when bathing with the 300ml Body Wash or moisturising with the130ml Hand & Body Lotion. To complete this stunning set we`ve included 300ml Shower Crème, 150g Boxed soap, 130ml Body Polish, 100g Bath Soak Crystals and an Body Polisher. For the sophisticated woman in your life, this is a taste of glamour, wrapped up in a ribboned box. All skin types.

xxx Marina 

December 10, 2014

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 Makeup - Get the Look!

The make-up for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 was a very natural slightly bronzed look and of course the Angel’s skin and cheeks were still glowing with a healthy pink glow and lips were kept in natural warm pink. 

I've recorded a YouTube video how to do this makeup look! Enjoy!


Cinema Secrets Creme Foundation
 Rimmel Wake me up Concealer 
NARS light reflecting pressed setting powder 
Sleek Makeup face form contour and blush palette light 
Sleek Makeup precious metals highlighting palette 

Inglot Eyeshadow AMC Shine 30 
Inglot Eyeshadow DC 608 Inglot Eyeshadow 
AMC 52 MAC Liquid Eye Liner Catrice Lash Extension Volume Mascara
Eylure eyelashes No 117 
Catrice Brow Pencil 

NARS Lipstick Barbarella 

 Hope you like the look!

 xxx Marina

December 07, 2014

Best Makeup Palettes for Xmas 2014

Christmas is all about love, family, mince pies.... and well, makeup palettes. Every Christmas, tons of palettes fall from the Universe and land at the beauty counters. So which one to choose? Here are my favourite picks for this season - all of the would make an amazing gift for you best friends, mother or daughter! I wish I could buy them all!

bareMinerals The Magic Act
You ve got to see it to believe it. This palette of spellbinding shades magically contour, highlight and blush for amazing eyes and cheeks-even while on-the-go.
Dior Christmas Limited Edition Couture Smoky Eye Palette
The essential Smoky palette inspired by runway shows to reveal the secret of two Smoky looks with a professional finish: iridescent Smoky and matte Smoky. Set Contains:
- 4 Eyeshadows (1 base, 1 colour, 1 iridescent Smoky eyeshadow and 1 matte Smoky eyeshadow)
- 1 double-ended eye applicator

Benefit Easiest Nudes Ever Eye Shadow Set
Get your `goddess` on with these believable-bronze makeup essentials! Filled with sexy bestsellers, this TAN-talizing box of beauty has all you need to get out there and glow for glory. Set includes creaseless cream shadow in r.s.v.p.(sparkling champagne), no pressure!(rich fawn) and longwear powder shadow in call my buff (pale shell), thanks a latte (golden brown), pinky swear (soft matte pink).and quick look busy (matte espresso).

Dior Christmas Limited Edition Multi Use Make-Up Palette
The must-have palette inspired by runway shows for the custom creation of two iconic makeup looks: radiant Glow and professional Smoky. Set Contains:
- 1 Diorskin Nude Compact
- 1 Diorblush Vibrant Colour Powder Blush
- 6 Eyeshadows
- 1 Dior Addict Lip Gloss
- 1 Rouge Dior Nude Lipstick
- 2 double-ended applicators for eyes

Clarins The Essentials Eye Make-Up Palette
A must-have palette containing 10 essential mineral eye shadows. Pure, neutral shades in matte, satin and pearl finishes with an ultra-soft texture. The palette includes a mirror and natural wood brush with dual applicator.
  • Suits all skin types
  • Brush included

 Limited edition Laura Mercier eye and cheek palette
A cohesive colour compact designed to help you create a range of versatile and bespoke makeup looks, this exclusive Artist’s Palette for Eyes and Cheeks features eight hand-picked Laura Mercier eye shadows in subtle, blendable shades and a delicate shimmering highlighter to lift your complexion and add warmth and radiance to your face.
This set contains:8 x Eye Colour 1g (Vanilla Nuts, Stone Taupe, Pewter, Deep Night, Topaz, Morning Dew, Cashmere, Crystal Beige)Rosegold Shimmer Face Highlighter 

Laura Mercier Portable Colour Palette For Eyes, Cheeks & Lips
A complete look in one convenient compact, this double decker palette features the ultimate classic colour essentials for on the go glamour
INCLUDES: 3 Eye Colours, 1 Tightline Cake Eye Liner, 2 Second Skin Cheek Colours, 1 Mini Lip Glacé

Bobbi Brown Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette
 This gorgeous tortoise shell palette offers an array of Creamy Lip Colors and Eye Shadows for a range of subtle to standout looks that are gorgeous on all skin tones - perfect for party season.
The ultimate gift for the makeup lover in your life. This double-decker palette is perfect for anyone who wants the flexibility of creating a range of day-to-night looks on the go.
All of the shades in the palette have been hand-picked by Bobbi to flatter all skin tones - it`s the perfect holiday accessory.

YSL Wildly Gold Complete Make-Up Palette House Of Fraser Exclusive.
This exclusive palette contains: 1x Powder Eyeshadow - Smoking Noir
3x Ombres Powder Eyeshadows - Brun, Beige and Or
2x Rouge á Lévres Solid Lip Colours- Sheer Candy, Shine
1x Powder Blusher - Blush Radiance No4
Available at House of Fraser.

Hope you like my picks! Happy Xmas Shopping! 

xxx Marina 
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