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 This kind of collaboration ( Designer & High Street ) always have my heart racing; This time, Missoni @ Target – I need my VISA! ( no, not the credit card this time, for once; but the travel document )

Imagine dressing your entire home for less than a Chanel or Hermes bag? With designer gears, of course.

I am thinking of the Missoni boutique hotel in George V Bridge, Edinburgh……

 Maybe I wouldn’t mind spending more time in the kitchen or doing the dishes if they’re that gorgeous.

 Packing & storing in style.

 Now, for all the beauty junkies & fashionista, here’re the money shots……

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Nip + Fab Shower Fix Cleansing Shower Oil

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A daily rich and indulgent shower oil which cleanses, nourishes and protects the skin’s natural moisture balance while refining fine lines. Keep skin soft and velvety smooth for longer.

With a satin-like, unique texture it’s perfect for re-energising dry skin for all over body softness.

Okay, that’s enough of the advert talk.

I am afraid the only thing fabulous about  this shower oil is It’s cheesy name. Shower fix? The only thing needs fixing is its formulation.

The pump dispenser & clean packaging are stunning, but these will not be sufficient to compensate a poor performing product.

The problems are:

1) rather faint & artificial aroma

2) non foaming

3) non homogenous when emulsified

4) leaves more residual than its competitors in the same price range or lower


Maybe I was expecting too much from a mass marketed & high-street pricing product. However, at about £12 per bottle, I would demand more ! Repurchase? Don’t be silly. Refund? Tempted & justifiable.

Armani Madre Perla Holiday 2011

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Luxurious, glamourous, collectable.

This Art Deco style palette is tres chic. Madre Perla Palette, £95, Style & Elegance, priceless.

I also like Eyes To Kill Eye Shadow in Gold & Silver blend……

and of course, the gorgeous, NEW Eyes To Kill Stretching Mascara.

Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil

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Looking for a classic, no nonsense, hardworking, buck saving, basic & concise product that’s delivers what it promise?

Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is a fast absorbing, preservative free, lightweight ‘ dry ‘ oil ideal for daily moisturising.

A blend of powerful botanical oils such as Rosehip, Sesame and Canols oil together with pure Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E, Skin Therapy Oil is an all-in-one skincare solution.

Formulated with Palmers unique Rapidermal Absorption System for maximum penetration of the epidermal layer allowing the powerful ingredients to deliver targeted benefits.

The 60mL bottle may appear tiny, but this pint sized wonder is full of breakthrough technology targeting SCARS, STRETCH MARKS, DRY & DAMAGED SKIN, UNEVEN SKIN TONE and AGING SKIN. Its unique Rapidermal Absorption Système® allows active ingredients like Vitamin E to penetrate skin really fast, leaving you deeply moisturized yet non greasy. This silky oil will not stain clothing due to its unique texture & superb absorbability.

I am totally amused by how lite & non greasy this oil feels upon application, It almost sinks in immediately & left my skin feeling silky soft. My dry, irritated & itchy skin ( thanks to those flea bites ) was instantly pacified, smoothed & nourished.

In terms of scar battling properties, you could read about Tine’s raves here.

Ingredients : Canola Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Fragrance, Rosa Canina Seed Extract.

A great bargain not to be missed.

Trish McEvoy Power of Tools

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Another Money Monday special, this time THE  ultimate tool kit that will seriously damage your wallet, but at least you’ll be pretty !

Trish McEvoy’s award-winning brushes have been chosen by artists the world over for more than two decades.

Prized for their exceptional quality and performance, they are handcrafted for technically perfect results.  Every detail of Trish’s placement and blending brushes—from the choice of hair to the strategic lengths, and feature-precise shapes—is designed to make a supreme makeup application effortless.

Trish McEvoy’s limited-edition Power of Tools Brush Collection brings together 10 of the most iconic brushes in makeup,  giving you all the brushes you need to achieve your perfect look.

These magnificent tools are housed in Trish’s custom-designed red quilted brush clutch Trish put together 10 of the most iconic, including:

Brush 64 Cream Blender: For precise, flawless blending of cream or liquid products

Brush 23 Angled Crease Contour: Ultimate 2 in 1 eye color application and contouring

Brush 30 Eye Blending: Shading and blending eye color

Brush 6 Pencil: The artist’s choice for deep crease contour

Brush 16 Ultra Detailed Eye Lining: Creates the perfect line effortlessly

Brush 54 Va Va Voom: The tightly packed, dome-shaped head for smudging eyeliner to achieve a sexy smoky finish

Mistake-Proof Sheer Application: Stippling, blending of liquid or powder face makeup

Brush 48 Blending: The perfect face color application and blending brush

Brush 62 Fan: Delivers the perfect whisper of color along the features

Classic Lip: Delivers a precise and artful application

Splurge, splurge, splurge……

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick

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It’s Money Monday, where LPB is going to feature something, something either dirt cheap as chips or something that’s gonna cost you an arm or a leg.


Rich lipstick which provides gorgeous, high-pigment colour, even finish and improved vibrancy, while actively moisturizing your lips, making them smoother and softer in just one week.

Max Factor Colour Elixir formula is infused with a 60% blend of skin emollients, conditioners and antioxidants including vitamin E, white tea, shea, avocado and aloe butters.

Vibrant colours & soft, kissable lips for under £8? Load them, truck load them.