Preview: Guerlain by Emilio Pucci [Summer 2012]

At times like this, it pays to be a Sephora Beauty Insider.  Why? Because I got first crack at ordering pieces from this collection I’ve been waiting for w/ baited breath.


Finally in my possession--the Guerlain by Emilio Pucci collection for Summer 2012.

The collection is only available for purchase now by Sephora Beauty Insiders but should be available for sale to the general public in time for it’s publicized May release date.  My advice is to keep stalking Sephora, Nordtrom and Neiman Marcus websites for the launch.  Considering how fast the Cruel Gardenia highlighter went, the limited edition meteorites from this collection should go just as quickly if not faster due to the Pucci name.

Individual product reviews to come in the next few weeks or so but in the meantime check out the picspam and comments!


These smell absolutely divine! Even if you bought them to scent your lingerie drawer they'd be worth it.


Pucci print all over in my favorite colors.


The eye shadow palette in warm colors are perfect for women of color.


The cult classic returns in a striking indigo color.


The Emilio Pucci brush. You cannot call yourself a Pucci fan and not get this.

Sneek Peek: Guerlain Spring 2012 Pinks and Blacks

It is soo cold here in the Philly ‘burbs that I can’t wait until Spring and my Easter trip to Disney World. In anticipation of visiting the Guerlain boutique in the France Pavillion at EPCOT, here are photos of some of the pieces from the Spring 2012 Pinks and Blacks collection. Review to follow soon!

Heads up–If you want the Cruel Gardenia highlighter, don’t wait. It’s already sold out at




TheBalm Highlighter & Bronzer: The Rundown

First off, thanks to so many of you who have been visiting and reading my blog. I hope the information I’ve been providing is of value.

I have for you two products I’m very excited to share my impressions of. TheBalm, one of my favorite indie brands put out this cute dual-package of two of them most famous products: Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter and Betty-Lou Manizer Bronzer.


Special duo set from Marshalls of Mary-Lou and Betty-Lou Manizer.

Mary-Lou Manizer is a shimmery beige highlighter power that look cooler in tone than the brown-girl famous NARS Albatross highlighter. It is very pigmented, translucent and buildable and does not go on ashy on dark skin. The Betty-Lou Manizer is a golden brown shimmery bronzer that is not only very pigmented, but adds a lovely warmth to dark skin.


Swatches from top: Betty-Lou Manizer (bronzer), Mary-Lou Manizer (highlighter)


The girls in action: Mary-Lou on browbone, Betty-Lou on eyelid. Upper lid line: NARS Larger than Life eyeliner in Rue St. Honore, lower lid line: Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in #15.

Both products are packaged in a mirrored compact with nice heft of weight, hold .3 oz of product (2x NArS) and are priced at $24 each. They are available for purchase at and


The whole look pulled together with Illamasqua intense lip gloss in 'Hermetic' and NARS blush in 'Mounia'. Cheeks highlighted w/ Mary-Lou and Betty-Lou Manizer.