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Mani(cure) Monday: A Bright, Summery Mani

Hello, friend! I’ve missed my Mani(cure) Monday posts!! Its been way too long since the last one. I’ve been enjoying my new MoYou London Doodles Plate Collection 03 (which is out of stock at the moment…), and was feeling inspired to create a bright, summery manicure along the lines of Van Gogh’s Café Terrace at Night or a colorful lehenga. Here’s what I came up with… I used Zoya’s Arizona for the orange, JulieG’s Canary Islands for the yellow, and MoYou London’s stamping polish Turquoise Mint for the blue. It was a bright and cheery mani that was a conversation starter for sure. I say you’ve got to fit in fun where you can, right?! I hope that you have a great week! I’m currently in Los Angeles with my husband and brother-in-law soaking up the last days of summer fun (and eating plenty of good food for all of us!). XO, Jacqueline Advertisements

ColourPop + Coffee Break With Dani: Metamorphosis

Hi, friend! As you know, I’m a huge Coffee-Break-With-Dani fan. Dani’s YouTube channel is just plain fun. Her big heart, constant smile and sense of humor, in addition to her devotion to kindness are just a few attributes that make her YouTube channel a must-watch for me. Having said this, I wasn’t sold on her latest collaboration with ColourPop — a set of four, seemingly neutral, Super Shock shadows called Metamorphosis — until I tried them, that is. I had been debating whether or not to purchase the set, because, like I wrote above, I just wasn’t crazy about the color range. And, to boot, the examples people were sharing on Instagram were a bit dramatic for me. The set just wasn’t doing it for me… But then ColourPop sent me a coupon for $5 off my next purchase. I’m a little ashamed to say that this is what pushed me over the edge to finally trust Dani with her latest creation and purchase the $20 set. Like Frida, Dani’s Lippie Stix collaboration with ColourPop, she put …

The Year of Charlotte Tilbury: Tilbury’s Collaboration with Norman Parkinson

Hi, friend! Welcome to the July installment of The Year of Charlotte Tilbury! If you follow the Tilbury hype at all, then you’ve been seeing and hearing lots about her new collaboration with the famous British fashion photographer, Norman Parkinson. The collaboration sprung from Tilbury’s love of Parkinson’s photography. After frequently seeing Parkinson’s photography featured on Tilbury’s Instagram account, Parkinson’s grandson, Jake Parkinson, the current director of the Norman Parkinson Archive, approached Tilbury about a collaboration, and voilà, a match made in heaven was born! Although I would have loved to have everything, I purchased four items from the limited-edition release. They’re even more glorious than I had imagined, inspiring me to keep them in a prominent place on the vanity… and of course to use and enjoy them as well! The Haul I selected the two compacts from the Charlotte Tilbury / Norman Parkinson collection, as well as the two newest Matte Revolution lipsticks. You know how big of a fan I am of her mattes! Dreamy Glow Highlighter This is a lovely, subtle …

Jouer Summer 2015 Le Matchbox Unboxing

Hi, friend! I’m back with a new unboxing video to share Jouer’s Summer Le Matchbox. Le Matchbox is a quarterly subscription that costs $45. The summer collection is valued at just over $100. I’m still loving the items that I received in my spring box, and my first impressions of the summer box are great! Check out the video and let me know what you think! I hope that your weekend is going well! XO Jacqueline P.S. I’ll be back later today with day two of our Parisian vacation.

The Year of Charlotte Tilbury: Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils

Hi, friend- I couldn’t let a month go by without adding a new post to my monthly series — The Year of Charlotte Tilbury! This month I’ll be showing you two of Tilbury’s Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils. One that I purchased during an infamous shopping trip in Selfridges, and the other that I bought after the fact. The one that I picked up in Selfridges (Champagne Diamonds) was based solely on my color preference, before I understood that Tilbury had designed the pencils to enhance *specific* eye colors. The second I purchased (Golden Quartz) later to test out the eye-shade specific pencil that Tilbury recommended for hazel eyes. Below you’ll see photos of me wearing both. You’ll have to let me know if Tilbury’s hypothesis is true. Does her Golden Quartz really make my hazel eyes pop more than Champagne Diamonds? What are Colour Chameleons? (I’m sorry, but I have to ask if anyone else’s brain spontaneously starts playing Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon upon reading Colour Chameleon? ;o) Colour Chameleons are Tibury’s answer to the eyeshadow pencil trend. But, …

Mani(cure) Tuesday: JulieG’s Candy Shoppe Colors part three

Hello, friend! This is the third and final installment of my JulieG Candy Shoppe Colors collection series (click the link for parts one and two). I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with JulieG’s latest collection which boasts a jelly-bean finish. Here’s what I’ve learned: The jelly-bean finish is striking in that it’s not a straight matte finish, but rather it has a soft quality much like a jelly bean. This finish is fun to wear, but, unlike JulieG’s Core Collection, the wear time is short — lasting only a day before flaking away. Even with my trusty HK Girl Glisten & Glow Top Coat, the manicure lasted about four days on average — a full two days less than my normal wear time when using this top coat. The collection makes for a fantastic summer-manicure color palette –  however, the two purples are too close together in hue. I would have made Lolli Pop more pale so that the contrast between the two was greater. To spruce up the manicure I added Roy Lichtenstein-esque designs from …

The Year of Charlotte Tilbury: Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow

Hi, friend! How could I resist Charlotte Tilbury’s newest release — her Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Easy Cream Eyeshadow? Well… I couldn’t, and after trying the two you’ll read about in this post, the experience has left me wanting them all. I selected the two that popped out at me — Mona Lisa and Marie Antoinette. I knew instantly that Leonardo da Vinci’s famous sfumato was Tilbury’s inspiration for her Mona Lisa cream eyeshadow, and then I had no choice but to give it a try. And, of the golden shades of Tilbury’s cream eyeshadow range, I most liked the antiqued quality of Marie Antoinette. Can we pause for a moment to pay respect to the heavy-weight frosted-glass jars in which these gorgeous cream shadows are potted? Oh my…. I’m in love! Mona Lisa Eyes to Mesmerise Among Leonardo da Vinci’s many contributions to mankind is his sfumato painting technique, which in Italian means to make smoky or to dissolve into air or haze. Tilbury, in one of her promo videos, teased that the Mona Lisa was the …