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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Tom Ford Lipgloss in Naivete (Review & Swatches) : A Little Holiday Luxury


Last week my parents came into town and since it had been a while since I'd seen my mother - we had some serious beauty related retail to catch up on - hence she gifted me with a Tom Ford lipgloss which literally oozes decadence and opulence. 
Normally, I'm not a girl for lipgloss. Enter: Naiveté.
The rest is history, I was officially seduced and it must have been effective since my mother insisted upon it not giving the price a second thought. Well done Mr. Ford. Very well done. 
The color: A rich sultry reddened plum.
The texture: Moisturising and smooth, not sticky at all.
The wear: 2-3 hours leaving a lovely stain behind.
The price: £32
The packaging: Tom Ford. I don't think I need to explain further. The brush is short and stiff making it easy to apply and obtain precision. 

Due to its rich pigmentation and moisturizing formula it applies evenly and glides over any lip lines giving you a perfectly lacquered pout. One can wear this on its own or over a berry toned lipstick. I personally think it'll look great over a red lip. Nonetheless my favourite way to wear it is to pair it with dark eyes to emulate the current runway trend. When I say dark eyes I don't mean slathering black all over your lids. Test it out and see what level of intensity works for you. 
For me, some neutral shimmery eyeshadow and smudged out matte black eyeliner is the ticket. Ooo and some glowy skin. And… Voila! Step into a world of sparkly chandeliers and gilded candlelabras.

The colour does remind me of MAC's 'Rebel' lipstick (with a redder base) but Tom Ford's texture definitely surpasses it and I feel as a thoroughly pigmented gloss it's more versatile.
So, am I telling you that you need it? No. But I need it (I say with a cheeky grin on my face).
It is part of the limited edition Fall collection so if you're looking to treat yourself and your budget allows it - there isn't a real reason to say no. Obviously you can dupe nearly anything these days - this is just the high end choice.

Available here.
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I really have to include my experience at the Tom Ford counter at Selfridges. 
1. If you're looking to try anything out - ask for Ross, and if he's not there, come back on a day he is!
Rarely do I feel as comfortable at a beauty counter, and so when I do I feel it's my duty to share it with you. Ross is really patient, friendly and demonstrates the products to their optimum glory. And when you're embarking on the Tom Ford journey then obtaining knowledge before purchasing the product is the route to take.
Hope all of you are doing well!

 Enter my Urban Decay Giveaway if you haven't already!

xxx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Urban Decay Giveaway (CLOSED) & Comeback!

Hello Everyone! I realise it's been 2 months since you've heard from me and for that I apologise. I've just been able to keep my head above water with University so I hope you all understand. Anyway, now that I've found my rhythm I'll be blogging twice a week!

To thank everyone for sticking around and to the newcomers I've decided to host a CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! 

Up for grabs are these infamous Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palettes!


Rules:

- The giveaway is open worldwide! Anyone can enter, although if you are below 16 please ask for parents/guardian's permission.
- You must be a follower on either Google Friend Connect (GFC), Bloglovin, Twitter and mention in your comment which one. 
- Please leave a comment with your email address and which palette you would like: Naked, Naked 2, Smoked Palette
- The giveaway closes on the 17th December 2012. The winner will be announced on 18th December 2012 at random (random.org) and be sent their prize within the week!
- Please follow these rules so I confirm your place in the competition.

GOOD LUCK!!!

xxx
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