Thursday, March 31, 2011

Zimmermann Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Zimmermann’s new autumn/winter 2011 collection 'Conversation’ we believe is one of their best yet. Featuring signature tailored jackets, perfect basics, stand-out prints and lots of lace. And of course the new Maniamania jewellery range is also available in-store; the perfect accompaniment to the collection. Keep an eye out for the collection to start arriving at the Zimmermann boutique and David Jones.

Here are our favourites…


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick



Gloss is good, but there's nothing quite as wonderfully cinematic as strong, sensually saturated Lipstick with a light feel, clear vibrancy and modern see-through sheen that moisturisers with no sticky feel. It's a new medium, with MAC in the lead. Sheen Supreme is retro/modern and devastatingly chic.


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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Face Facts With NP Set's New Skin Saving Collection

Our skin is under constant assault from an artillery of aggravators such as stress, pollution, UV rays, and heavy metals. Napoleon Perdis is fighting back with a new skincare collection that aims to protect, repair and refresh skin under attack.

“I like to jumpstart my day with low fuss, hard-working skincare,’ says Napoleon. “Keeping it simple is key.” Each of the four new products contain carefully crafted formulas that are gentle but effective, leaving the complexion feeling cleansed, balanced, and rejuvenated. The collection has been inspired by Palm Springs, Napoleon’s weekend getaway outside of Los Angeles where he takes time out to re-focus and revitalise. “I really feel alive in the desert and it’s where I’m able to focus on my health and get back on track. My skin always looks better after some time away in Palm Springs.”

The new collection delivers on NP Set’s affordable price points, beneficial ingredients, and easy to use products aimed at the glamour girl on-the-go.

NP Set Purifying Facial Cleanser ($32.00)
This heavenly cleanser is laced with a blend of fruit, floral and plant extracts and a deliciously uplifting scent. It works fast to wipe away makeup and impurities without drying the skin. Mandarin, Orange, Carrot, Tomato and Spinach Extracts boast detoxifying and free radical-fighting benefits. Aloe Vera Extract, Shea Butter and Moringa Seeds aid barrier protection.

NP Set Detoxifying Facial Toner ($32.00)
A face-freshening toner that gently removes any residual traces of makeup, oil and impurities. The Cleanser-compatible blend of Mandarin, Orange, Carrot, Tomato and Spinach Extracts has antioxidant and detoxifying benefits. Green Tea Extract, Allantoin and ProVitamin B5 help calm and balance any irritation.

NP Set Wake Me Up Day Cream ($35.00)
This nutrient-rich moisturiser marries skin-nutritious extracts with a silken texture, leaving skin smooth, hydrated, and happy. Rice Extract, Rose Extract, Argan Oil, Moringa Seed, and Vitamins A and E, encourage supple and youthful skin. Good morning!

NP Set Say Goodnight Night Cream ($35.00)
Sweet dreams are made of this: A velvety night cream that helps to restore skin elasticity as you sleep. The clever combination of ingredients helps to regenerate cells and replace lost moisture. Shea Butter softens, ProVitamin B5 protects, and Moringa Seeds purify the complexion. Glyceryl Glucoside, a new anti-aging ingredient inspired by nature’s own survival strategies, helps to repair the skin’s texture.

About NP Set
Napoleon Perdis is the Hollywood-based makeup artist who launched his prestige cosmetics from his native Sydney, Australia. He picked up his first makeup brush at the age of 13 and has since taken the beauty world by storm. He jumped across the pond to open his renowned Hollywood Flagship store and Makeup Academy in 2007, and teamed up with Target to launch NP Set in 2008. Designed for the glamour girl on-the-go, the collection has a California-cool style and the easy-to-use products are named after global destinations. At affordable price points, in dazzling colors and packed with natural ingredients, what's not to love? Napoleon says, “Get the look. Keep the change. That’s NP Set.”

The NP Set Skincare range is available 1st May 2011.

NP Set is available in Napoleon Perdis concept stores, David Jones and Target stores nationally, npsetcosmetics.com and over 200 pharmacies and salons throughout Australia.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Christian Louboutin


Christian Louboutin's trademark glossy red soles are an undisputed stamp of fashion excellence. Since the launch of his exquisite eponymous label in 1991, the French designer has stayed true to his goal - to 'make shoes that are like jewels'. From razor-sharp stilettos to lace-up boots and studded sneakers, Christian Louboutin is every woman's go-to for heavenly heels and covetable accessories.


Friday, March 25, 2011

The Texas Collection by OPI



Get ready for modern American style, as OPI comes "home" to the USA with the Texas Collection. These vivid, shine-intense shades are as iconic as images of an American summer. Here are the shades that urban cowgirls and city slickers must have to make a fashion statement right now.


Colours include: 
I Vant to Be A-Lone Star, It's Totally Fort Worth It, Austin-tatious Turquoise, Don't Mess with OPI, San Tan-tonio, Suzi Loves Cowboys, Y'all Come Back Ya Hear?, BigHair...Big Nails, Guy Meets Gal-veston, Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em, Do You Think I'm Tex-y?, Houston We Have a Purple.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kit Cosmetics

BD loves a super sheer fire engine red gloss that gives your lips just a hint of juicy red, without being a full on matte red lipstick. Amazing things happen when you paint your lips red...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Napoleon Perdis Wins Top Achievement Award



Napoleon Perdis is delighted to accept the International Achievement award from the prestigious Fashion Group International. The award is presented for having made a significant contribution to Australia’s international reputation for quality, creativity, and innovation; a contribution which has also helped to leverage links between fashion and other globally oriented Australian industries. 

The award also acknowledges standout export performance and international recognition as being a leader in a particular field. “I am delighted to accept such a prestigious award and would like to thank FGI for their continual support and recognition.” says Napoleon. “To be recognised by an organisation that was founded in 1930 by an empowered group of women like Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden is an incredible honour – and couldn’t be more fitting for the Napoleon Perdis brand.”
 
Napoleon was flattered to be one of three finalists for the award, including top fashion designer Kit Willow and leading jeweler Stefano Canturi.“What amazing company to keep,” he added. “Kit and Stefano are incredible design talents and I have long admired their work.”
 
Fashion Group International was founded in 1930 by a powerhouse of American women including Elizabeth Arden, Helena Rubenstein, Edith Head, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Today, it has a presence in over 35 countries and remains a powerful networking forum for the fashion industry. 

About Napoleon Perdis
Napoleon Perdis picked up his first makeup brush at the age of 13 to help his glamorous mother primp for a soiree. Since then the self-taught makeup artist has long dreamed of spreading his glamour gospel. A native of Sydney, Australia, and now based in Los Angeles, Perdis has always sought to demystify makeup, and transform runway and red carpet trends to reality. 

The Napoleon Perdis philosophy is not dictated by fashion: it’s about accentuating your natural beauty with confidence-building products. Today Napoleon Perdis has 78 stand-alone concept stores and over 4,500 point-of-sale locations in Australia and New Zealand. In the United States, the brand has three Napoleon Perdis concept stores, including the vibrant flagship on Hollywood Boulevard. 
 
Since its unveiling in the U.S., the brand has attracted celeb fans including Jessica Szohr, AnnaLynne McCord, Lindsay Lohan, Leighton Meester, Debra Messing, Jessica Lowndes, Shenae Grimes, LeAnn Rimes, Nicollette Sheridan, Amanda Bynes and among others.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

MOR

Here at BD we just can't get enough of MOR cosmetics! We are loving the Marshmallow range…
Lip Balm
A floral tin of soothing Marshmallow Lip Balms that protects 
dry lips while leaving a sheer wash of colour and shine.

  Hand & Nail Cream
A rich decadent cream that turns unkempt hands 
into the softest of Marshmallow mittens. 

 Hand & Body Wash
Enchant your senses and fall in love with the warm, romantic 
scent of this MOR Marshmallow Hand & Body Wash.

Sugar Body Scrub
Unveil soft, radiant skin with this heavenly body scrub. 

 Bailing Elixir
Unveil soft, radiant skin with this heavenly body scrub. 

Fragrant Candle
Presented in a beautifully decorative tea cup that takes you to 
wonderland garden tea parties, let your imagination and 
senses transport you through candy like deliciousness.

 Eau De Parfum
Let this unique MOR fragrance housed in a crafted French, 
crystal cut flacon transport you to sweet candied heaven.



MOR is proudly an Australian company, and is now recognised globally for its range of innovative and luxurious pampering body care and lifestyle products. The philosophy behind MOR is to provide a personalised sensory journey. 

MOR products are designed to awaken and titillate your senses, by creating a memorable pampering experience from the visual packaging to the product offerings, and oh boy do they succeed!

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Siren Shoes Autumn/Winter 2011

We are loving Siren Shoes Autumn/Winter 2011 collection, starring the gorgeous Jennifer Hawkins…

 
 
 

Is now available in stores, with a range of delicious heels, wedges and boots including the on-trend shearling Max boot in full grain leather with sheep skin lining.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bvlgari - New 2011/12 Fall-Winter Accessories Collection

Evocative details, rich and vibrant colors and a consummately feminine mood make the 2011/12 Fall-Winter Accessories collection an unforgettable journey into Bvlgari’s seductive Mediterranean Eden. 
 
The collection spotlights the sensory and cultural values of the Bvlgari heritage through the infinite range of colors and symbols of an enchanted Mediterranean Eden, there to be discovered in all its engaging beauty and figurative power. 
 
Accessories designed for a refined, cultured woman, attentive to detail, who likes to wear icons of style. The collection will be available in-store from May/June 2011.

Leoni clutch in bronze iridescent karung leather 

 Monete bag in black karung skin. Light gold chain handle decorated with metal coins
Monete evening pochette in powder pink satin & light grey satin  
Bulgari Limited Edition Isabella Rossellini bag, available exclusively in Australia, in black pony 
and patent leather with black enamel and amethyst twist lock



sabella Rossellini handbag, in red ruby chevron pattern calf leather &   Isabella Rossellini handbag, in black calf and pearled patent leather  

Serpenti shoulder bag in amber karung skin. Snake head closure in light gold and enamel finish
 Serpenti shoulder bag in black karung skin. Snake head closure in light gold and enamel finish 

Serpenti  minaudière / box clutch with light gold and black enamel décor. Light gold and enamel 
finish snake head clasp with malachite eyes

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel face Zooey Deschanel looks hot in Heartbreaker in the new Lasting Finish ad…


Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick is the beauty equivalent of the little black dress. The
iconic, timelessly stylish staple you turn to when you need to look your best. The classic you
know will never let you down. Well, the good news is, Lasting Finish just got better.
 First, Lasting Finish Lipstick boasts an improved formula incorporating Colour Protect
technology, enriched with 50% longer-wearing colour-boost pigments for up to 25% more
colour impact than traditional lipsticks. 

Second, just take a look at the upgraded packaging design. The celebrated slanted cap with the embossed crown is now even more luxurious, and further enhanced by a metallic silver ring engraved with the Rimmel signature.  

Third, Lasting Finish Lipstick comes in a dazzling 21 vibrant colours! From delicate pink Candy to lush mauve Purple Show, from nude Undressed to sizzling orange Firecracker and  seeing-red Alarm, there's a long-lasting colour to suit every skin tone and every mood. 
New Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick. Non-stop vibrant colour and shine for up to eight hours, no compromise on comfort. Get the London look.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MAC Prep and Prime Skin Brightening Serum


MAC Prep and Prime Skin Brightening Serum works to even the skin tone and leave skin looking flawless. This new product ensures that the skin is left as a primed canvas before makeup is applied.

Combining Prep and Prime with Brightening Serum for a startling effect brightens over time, minimizes skin discolouration, fades existing spots and prevents future UV damage while hydrating and improving skin resilience.

Suitable for use before applying foundation/makeup.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rebel, Rebel



From Burberry Prorsum to Balmain, there were plenty of tough accessories gracing the runways at the Spring/Summer 2011 fashion shows. To ensure you stay on trend in this season's hottest pieces, visit Net-a-Porter, where you will find just the right accessories to add a dose of rebel cool to your wardrobe. 

Visit Net-a-Porter to shop…

Monday, March 14, 2011

Free Give-Away: Napolen Perdis

Napoleon Perdis and The Bride's Diary are giving you the chance to WIN a fabulous Make-up Removing Pack, valued at over $50. Pack includes Marshmallow Foam Make-up Remover and Auto Pilot Liftoff Wipes.

The Bride's Diary team love to give our members free give-aways throughout the year. We are always excited when new products are launched and our members are 'in the know'! And like everything we do at The Bride's Diary, we only promote the highest quality products and services available. So enter today for your chance to win and don't forget to visit often to see what other fabulous products we are giving away.
 
There's nothing worse for your skin then skimping on taking off your make-up every night – no one likes panda eyes! It's a beauty fact that properly removing your make-up is just at important as applying it well. 

"You need to do more then just care for your skin – you need to adore it!" says make-up maestro Napoleon Perdis. In order to achieve that blissful state of skin serenity, you need to dedicate yourself to a simple routine and practice it regularly.
The Removalists Collection by Napoleon Perdis is comprised of three star make-up removing products: Marshmallow Foam Make-up Remover, Auto Pilot Duet Make-up Remover and Auto Pilot Liftoff Wipes. 

"A regime of hard-working yet gentle makeup removers can benefit your skin in more ways then one," says Napoleon and all three products work in harmony, without taking away from the other. 

Marshmallow Foaming Make-up Remover is essential for day to day cleansing and makes the perfect addition to your gym bag, while Auto Pilot Duet Make-up Remover tackles that on-trend bright lip stick or waterproof mascara. Auto Pilot Liftoff Wipes are every woman's must-have item for the car, office or carry on case for travel. 

To enter, simply email your name, address and contact number to mail@wppublishing.com.au with 'Competition – Napoleon Perdis' in the subject line. Entries close 1st April, 2011.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The New Must-Have Chanel Polish



The next 'it' nail shade has made its debut on the Chanel runway at Paris Fashion Week. The new polish is called Graphite and has an amazing iridescent quality in which it appears green-gold and shimmering pewter all at once. It’s similar in concept to Chanel's last season’s Black Pearl although it is significantly lighter and brighter. 

Chanel polishes are known to sell out in minutes so mark your calendars: this one hits counters in July 2011. Until then, we’re loving Chanel Black Pearl and Pearl Dro… 

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