First, Makeup that has a Backup. I give you Maison Lancome and Guerlain's Parure de Nuit:
(L-R) Guerlain Parure de Nuit, Lancome Maison Lancome
Not only is the box cute, it comes in a velvet, satin-lined bag
And the cutest makeup brush EVER.
You had me at "peacock feathers".
The details on this are amazing...the lamp post, the Lancome Rose on the building, and *swoon* the Eiffel Tower. That's pretty much why I got this.
Pictures do NOT do these beauties justice! Not only is there a heavenly shimmer to them, the Parure de Nuit has an amazing trademark scent. I got lucky and got all these on eBay for far less than I would have spent retail. That justifies having backups right? But now I can finally use them since I have the backups. Whew.
I've never had such luxurious makeup before! The closest is my 1990's era Guerlain Meteorites (which I still have a ton of!)
Now for the Polish that is not too pretty to use, but the bottles are little tiny treasures!
I give you: The Nails Inc Crystal Colours!
(L-R) Primrose Hill, Notting Hill, Bond Street
The color of the polish is very pretty--don't get me wrong. But the money maker are those caps! They are heavy duty and a little cumbersome when polishing but I can deal ;) The bling is just MINDBOGGLING.
Two of my greatest finds, even though I'm a US citizen, is the Limited Edition colors released for the marriage of Prince William and Kate. I *almost* hated taking them out of their packaging and will use them sparingly but they will be used.
(L-R) Will, Kate
I love the colors they chose for the caps--Kate has a sapphire studded cap (her engagement ring had sapphires) and Will has the Union Jack. Aren't they a cute couple?
The whole party, perhaps a polish wedding reception?
While Kate and Notting Hill look similar, Kate is not all that pink, maybe just a hint but more neutral. Notting Hill is a dusty pink (and one of my favorite chick flicks lol).
While my powders reside in my Helmer (here's a drawer shot with a Tokidoki keychain)
I'm going to get a wall curio for my pretty polishes--which will include my Crystal Colours.
So--what are YOUR favorite makeups with backups, or favorite bottles (polish, perfume, etc)?
Random Willow shot--with her Christmas toy "Fetch". It's made of a firehose....let's just say the fire dept won't ask her to be a firedog any day soon. She chews thru these like mad! Yes, the toy has a name. She got used to us saying "fetch" so much that became her baby's name. She sleeps with it, carries it everywhere. So cute.