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Christian Louboutin Nail Color

There’s no denying the influence the infamous ‘red-bottom’ shoes have had on the fashion world. It’s amazing how such a simple idea can turn into something so iconic. It’s only natural that some may wonder what the connection may be between shoes and nail polish but there’s a perfectly good explanation behind Christian Louboutin’s new nail polish line release…

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It was originally a red nail polish which gave Christian Louboutin the idea of lining the soles of his famous shoes with such color. And after such immense success, as he says, ‘he’s giving back to nails what the shoe took from the nails many years ago’.

The star of the nail color line is Rouge Louboutin which is the iconic red. Encased in a beautiful crystal bottle, the handle is inspired by the 8-inch heel of the Ballerina Ultima design. The formula itself is supposed to be opaque and creamy delivering high pigment full coverage with two coats maximum.

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But that’s not where it ends. In the fashion of many colors and designs of amazing line of shoes that were born to the Louboutin family, the nail color range expands into Beauté collection featuring 3 categories of 30 amazing polishes: The Pops, The Nudes and The Noirs.

**Following photos are by fashionforlunch.net from the Louboutin Beauté press launch

The Pops feature fun and bright colors with silver caps.

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The Nudes feature creamy shades of soft pinks, vanilla and chocolate shades with rose gold caps.

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The Noirs feature rich intense shades of dark blues, browns and reds with gunmetal caps.

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Louboutin nail colors retail at $50. Rouge Louboutin is now available on the Christian Louboutin’s UK website here and will be released in the shoe departments of high end department stores such as Saks, Selfridges and Harrods from August 6th. The remainder of the collection will be released end of August/September 2014.

I don’t think I’ll be the first to run out and grab one of these polishes, however for fashion and shoe lovers…particularly Louboutin fans out there, this would be an amazing treat for you or someone as a special gift. I’m not sure if Mr Louboutin has any plans to further expand his new venture into a line of lipsticks…maybe an iconic red followed by more shades? but I guess we’ll have to watch this space :)

What do you guys think about the Louboutin line of nail polishes? Would you purchase one? xx

 
 

Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick

Can we just stop and admire the color of this lipstick for a minute? At least that’s what I keep doing when I wear this Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick in Melted Fuchsia :)

I held off on doing the review for this lipstick, as I heard there were more colors coming and now that those shades have also been added to the Melted line of lipsticks, I can give you my thoughts and of course the full review on these amazing babies.

List of all colors and swatches are at the end of the post with links (including options for worldwide shipping)

Too Faced Melted Lipstick

As described by Too Faced Cosmetics, these lipsticks have the staying power of a stain, the intense color of a liquid lipstick and the high shine of a gloss in one long-wear formula. And I couldn’t agree more with all their claims. I don’t know how they achieved this formula but it is the most pigmented, intense and creamy lipstick I have ever worn. It’s also free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

There are many gorgeous colors within this line but I was so drawn to this super vibrant fuchsia - I just had to have it! Now that I know how amazing the formula is, I will be going back for more shades soon.

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Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick in Melted Fuchsia – in natural light

I took this photo of my lips in natural light; and even though it was quite bright against the window, the color did not lose any intensity whatsoever. And mind you…this is one full coat only! When I say it’s crazy pigmented, I really mean crazy pigmented!

Too Faced Melted Lipstick

The lipstick comes in a generous size (0.4oz) squeezable tube and considering how little product you need to achieve full coverage, it will last a very long time. The sponge tip is cut on a slant which fits perfectly against the lips and also helps draw a pretty straight line around the edges. I used no lipliners or lip brushes in the picture above so the precision of the sponge tip is quite impressive.

Too Faced Melted Lipstick

Another big plus about this lipstick is the staying power. Again, I don’t know how Too Faced managed to achieve such a creamy formula which is also long wearing but this stuff does not budge. It also leaves a pretty stain on the lips so you can adjust the intensity of the color by either dabbing a tiny amount over the lips for a soft stain, or build it up for a glossy pout.

Initially the Melted lipstick line started off with six colors. And just recently an extra four shades were added to the collection…so from beautiful nudes to vampy rich colors, you’ll be sure to find a favorite ;)

Too Faced Melted Lipsticks

SWATCHES ON LIGHT, MEDIUM and DARK SKIN TONES (Courtesy of Sephora)

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I would highly recommend this lipstick for its amazing color payoff, longwearing creamy formula and great variety of shades to suit all skin tones as per the swatches above. Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipsticks are $21 in the US; and you can purchase them via the links below, including a link for Free Worldwide Shipping for those of you in countries which may not stock Too Faced Cosmetics ;)

Have you purchased this lipstick? What do you think of the fuchsia color? xx

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Espadrille Love

On my very last fashion set here, I featured a pair of espadrilles and mentioned I would do a separate post on them. Well, here it is!

I have a soft spot for espadrilles as they used to be my favorite flats when I was little. By little, I mean around 11-12 years old. In fact, my absolute favorite was a canvas pair which had the prettiest lilac color – very similar to the ASOS one I found below.

It’s safe to say espadrilles have made a huge comeback over the past couple of years, not to mention they’re no longer the one standard style I’ve come to love as a kid. No complaints though, cos from open toe to ankle straps, lace, leather, suede fabrics, wedge heels to even the designer brands, I’m loving the huge selection of espadrilles available. I’ve compiled a handful of different styles, brands and price points which are my current favorites.
 

**Hover over the pictures for details and click to be taken to the online stores. Many of the stores I’ve linked through deliver internationally so double check that your country is on their list ;)

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