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Lippy Louboutin!!!

In Friday Chronicles on October 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Louboutin Lipstick Gold Packaging

So…

Anyone who knows me, knows I love a red lip.  There is nothing more elegant and sexy than red lipstick.  There are so many shades of red, it can be mind-boggling, so you need to know what type of red works for you.  I myself, prefer reds with blue undertones, rather than orange, so can you imagine my excitement, when I discovered that Christian Louboutin now has a lipstick!!! Velvet matte and satin finishes at that! I have yet to see them in person, I’m just thrilled by the fact there’s a Louboutin lipstick!  The red I’ve seen online is called Diva (of course!), which is my kind of red.  There’s also a gorgeous colour called Zoulou, which is a lovely nude; I also love nude lipsticks, my second go to shades.

The colour pictured above is Eton Moi, which is a gorgeous plum/purple.  I was lucky enough to be gifted the Louboutin nail polish for my last birthday, which I’m yet to use, because it is busy being a statement piece on my bookshelf.

I’ve watched a few YouTube videos and the colours really do look amazing.  At $90 they are a splurge; do we need a $90 Louboutin lipstick? No! Do we want a $90 Louboutin lipstick??  YES!! I’m hoping I’ll get lucky again and be gifted this beautifully packaged product (hint, hint!) or maybe a couple of gift cards should do it.  Just the packaging alone is worth it.

A lot of the colours are sold out and you have to pre-order, expected delivery is early November.  I think I’ll take a trip to Saks and take a look and try for myself. Stay tuned for my review of actual product.

 

Louboutin Lipstick

 

Louboutin Lipstick Gift Box

 

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A Miracle Dressed in Red…

In Beauty, Daily Musings on October 6, 2014 at 5:57 pm

L'Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur

I was having lunch with a friend yesterday, when she mentioned how great my skin looked. After thanking her, it wasn’t until later on that I realized I forgot to mention a fabulous new product which is now part of my make up routine.  In part, my skin is looking great  due to my coffee scrub (yet  to be named) which I have been using for the past month. Coffee has been absolutely fantastic for my face and body. My  face is definitely smoother and my pores are smaller.  The product I’ve been using is L’Oreal’s Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother.

This product is unbelievable!! It literally creates an air brushed effect on your skin.  It comes in a cream or an oil free gel, which is the one I use, due to me having a true T-Zone.  How did this all come about?  I had run out of my beloved Pore Minimizer by Clinique, and due to minor surgery, I just could not get to my local Macy’s, so off to CVS I went.  I had just seen the commercial with Eva Longoria the day before, and my interest was peaked.  Well…  I was pleasantly surprised when I gave it a try; the label touts “the 30 second miracle” and I have to admit it’s true.  My t-zone instantly disappeared, my pores were smaller, my skin literally appeared smoother before my eyes!! My make up blended  more evenly with less work, and I also applied it on top of my make up for good measure.  I must say I absolutely love it!  I got about 4 hours out of it before I needed to touch up again, which for me is fantastic, as my skin tends to shine after a while.

This little gem is on the expensive side ($25), but I had two CVS cash coupons for $5 and $2.50, (I rarely shop without coupons!) compared to $18 for my Clinique product, but I assure you a little goes a long way.   I’ve had Miracle Blur for about 2 weeks now, and I don’t think I’ve made a dent in the tube.   I also purchased it because CVS has a fantastic no questions asked return policy, and my only risk was having to take the time to return it to get my money back.

If you’re looking for a product to give you that air brushed look and take away the shine, Darlings… This is it!!

The owner of Maylana’s Chronicles was not compensated in any way by L’Oreal or it’s subsidiaries for this review.

Pucker Up It’s National Lipstick Day…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on July 29, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Cherry Lush, Tom Ford, Touch by MAC Cosmetics, lipstick, Maylana's Closet, #maylanascloset, #maccosmetics

Hello Darlings!

In honour of National Lipstick Day 2014, I had to post one of my absolute favourites, which I have posted here before.  I absolutely love Tom Ford’s Cherry Lush, which is my all time favourite red to wear, when I’m in the mood.

Touch by MAC Cosmetics, lipstick, Maylana's Closet, #maylanascloset, #maccosmetics

Another favourite colour of mine is Laura Mercier’s Dusk, which just this second, I’ve found out has been discontinued!! I’ve found it on Fragrance.net (click link above).  I must have it! Dusk was the perfect pink, with a mauve hue, when you just needed a little something.  I normally layer this colour with Touch (above) by MAC which is also one of my go to nudes.

Whatever colour you decide to wear, pucker up, wear it confidently, and be the amazing Sylista you truly are.

Click here for 9 fun facts about lipstick, which was published in today’s Huffington Post.

Remember to live life with passion!

Lana Marimekko Dress

heart Red

 

 

Images courtesy of Google Images, all rights reserved

 

 

I’m Going Naked Again…

In Daily Musings on November 21, 2013 at 10:08 am


Naked 3

It’s the one we’ve been waiting for and it’s finally here!!!  The release of Urban Decay’s Naked 3.  Just by the photos alone, this palette looks gorgeous.  The much-anticipated release of Naked 3, contains 12 shades of rose hued neutrals, from the palest, shimmery pink to the deepest black matte with red micro-glitter, which I think will look fantastic on practically all skin tones.  Urban Decay never disappoints with their cosmetics, and the Naked range have become huge best sellers, and very popular among women in the know.

I’m looking forward to owning this new collection, it will make a fabulous stocking filler, hint, hint

Purchase yours at Urban Decay ~ $52.00

Read last years blog post on Naked 2

 

Clinique Eyes…

In Daily Musings on October 24, 2013 at 10:52 am

Clinque Lash Doubling Mascara, Clinique, #Clinique, #lashdoublingmascara

People compliment me all the time on my eyelashes {Thank you!}.  I am blessed with naturally long eyelashes, but I will be the first to admit, I also get a lot of help from Clinique’s Lash Doubling Mascara.  I don’t know what’s in this silver tube, but it’s nothing short of magic. It truly does lengthen and thicken your lashes, without making you look as though you have two gigantic moths stuck to your  eyes.

The potion in this magic tube, lasts all day, and comes off easily with eye make- up remover or your favourite cleanser {I use Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Camomile Cleanser).

For me, Clinque’s Lash Doubling Mascara is worth every penny of its $16.00.  Available at most department stores, and at Clinique.com

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Lancome’s New Star…

In Daily Musings on June 22, 2012 at 11:27 am

 

Don’t you just love Betty Boop? Ms. Boop is Lancome‘s new star for the  Hypnôse Star mascara, which is coming soon.  The mascara was inspired by the diva herself.  Betty Boop showed up on the scene in the 1930’s and is still going strong 82 years later!

 

 
 

Maylana’s L’Oreal Giveaway…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on June 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

Are You A Winner?

It’s finally here… The first day of summer. This is the time DC goes into official meltdown. 90-100 degrees of heat and humidity for at least the next 4 months!!

To keep you fabulous and colourful while you melt, I’m premiering my first ever giveaway!!! I have 2 brand new L’Oreal nail polishes, to give away to 2 lucky winners. I’m totally in love with this new polish; it’s the first time L’Oreal has created a nail colour line and they did a fantastic job. The colours truly pop, from sorbets, to pastels, reds and dark as can be, the range is absolutely stunning.

To enter you need to complete these 2 things:

  1. “Follow” the Maylana’s Closet blog ~ Comment that you’ve entered the “Nail Polish Giveaway”
  2. Like” the Maylana’s Closet Fan Page at http://facebook.com/maylanascloset and comment that you are entering the“Nail Polish Giveaway”
  3. If you’re already following me in both places, let me know via my blog.
  4. Winners will be drawn via Random.org

giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 29 ~ Winners will be announced on Monday, July 2 ~ This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. And remember, many may enter, but only 2 people will win. Please note winners will receive one of the 2 colours above. Colour mailed to you will be at the discretion of Maylana’s Closet.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It….

In Daily Musings on May 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm

For illustration purposes only. This is not part of the Louboutin makeup range.

I just found out from WWD that Christian Louboutin is launching a beauty line in collaboration with Batallure Beauty LLC.  Now you know that’s going to be a beyond fabulous makeup line.  Set to be released late next year.  From red soled shoes to pouty red lips. I’m looking forward to seeing it! Aren’t you?

A New Dawn, A New Day…

In Daily Musings on March 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

Yeah, it's Monday!!

 Before I begin,  I want to give a big London shout out to my mum, sister and mum Joyce, and the other UK mums I know, for having a fabulous UK Mother’s Day  yesterday, Love ya!

Well it’s Monday again.  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend like I did.  I spent yesterday in DuPont Circle having brunch at FrontPage which was just OK to begin with, then I found out later that they charged my credit card 3 times, so on top of the so so brunch and weak mimosa, I’m now out an extra $100!!!!!   They’re supposed to correct the situation today so we’ll see.  Do I need to make a phone call to my contact at the  Washington Post???   There has been an issue of credit card fraud at restaurants.  I would be the wrong person to go down that road with.  I did not discover this until my dining partner called me later on to alert me after checking her own card.   FrontPage received an extra $200 between the 2 of us.   Anyway…  I digress.  After a cloudy and chilly start, yesterday turned out to be a really gorgeous day.  My friend and I popped into a few really cute stores.  I will feature items and/or stores in upcoming posts this week. 

 Here’s a sign which tickled me as we were walking along…

Take Heed!!

I bought my Tom Ford lipstick on Friday.  I’ve never spent $48 on a lipstick , but I am well worth it!  With the embossed TF it makes me not even want to use it.  Maybe I’ll put it on display in my china cabinet with my collection of teapots.  This will be the only thing I can afford from Mr. Ford, therefore, I’ll make it last!!

Colour - Cherry Lush

Wishing you all a fabulous, glorious and blessed week!

And remember ladies…

 
See you later Dahhlings!!