Sunday, 30 June 2013

Dolce & Gabbana 'Love in Taormina' Make Up Collection! Xx

“For me, beauty is about showing your natural allure, 
and accentuating it; every element adds another layer of femininity,” 
says Monica Bellucci.

Photographer Giampaolo Sgura has created a beautiful image of Monica Bellucci
with lush Sicilian summer motifs — oleander and a succulent lemon - 
for the 'Love in Taormina' Make Up Collection.
Above: Dolce and Gabbana Love In Taormina, Intense Nail Lacquer Collection 
From L to R Ibisco, Oleandro, Bouganville, Camelia and Iris (all £18)
And Lipstick in Cosmopolitan a Matte Coral Pink as
Monica wears with Her Camelia Nail Lacquer

“Taormina’s stunning panorama is lit up with marvellous colours and flowers, 
it is impossible not to be drawn to its sun and vibrant energy,” 
say Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

The Gorgeous Packaging

Fertile from the volcanic earth of Mount Etna,
the most beautiful native flowers of Sicily flourish here
and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbano have
been inspired by these gorgeous shades.
Fuchsia, Deep Pink, Coral, Red, Rich Purple and Coral: all the varied tones of the
Hibiscus, Camellias, Iris, Bouganvillea and Oleandra
create the palette for the brand new nail care collection

 Above: Camelia, Ibisco, Bouganville and Iris
nail lacquer £18 each 

The Beautiful Bourgainvillea
in the Square at Positano, Italy

There are also a duo of colours True White, a pearlescent white
 and Fire, a vibrant orange red.

From L to R Matte Nail Coat and High Shine Top Coat
£18 each

The Nail Collection also includes a Base Lacquer 
which nourishes and preps the nails,
a fabulous High Gloss Top Coat with Diamond Particles 
for a Mirror like finish,
and Pure Matte Top Coat 
which dries to a Velvety Matte Effect

Creative Advisor, Pat McGrath says “I like to use colours 
that really pop for maximum impact, such as Iris on the base 
of the nail and then the tip in Ibisco. 
Then, play with texture by applying first the matte top 
coat and then the high shine top coat on the fuchsia tip.”

There is an illuminating Eyeshadow Quad Amore in shimmering
lilac pinks: 

Eyeshadow Quad in Amore £40

Three blushers Sole, Apricot and Mocha in stunning
shades which blend amazingly with bronzer for that perfect Summer Glow
Bringing a sun-kissed warmth to the cheeks.

Sole, an orange red,
Apricot, an orange brown and Mocha, a pink brown,
all of which were used backstage by Pat McGrath for the

 Above Luminous Cheek Colour in Sole


Luminous Cheek Colour in Apricot

Luminous Cheek Colour in Mocha

Finally the Collection includes three ultimately feminine 
Lipstick Shades to complete the Love in Taormina Look:
1:  Velvet is a cool rose pink pearl
2: Cosmopolitan is a matte coral pink Translucent and lustrous
3: Violet is a deep violet lipstick that adds volume to the lips.

'Love in Taormina' Collection:

For the nails:

 High Shine Nail Coat (NEW) £19 Matte Nail Coat (NEW) £19

Protective Base Nail Coat (NEW) £19

Intense Nail Lacquer in 

Oleandro 98  Ibisco 112  Camelia, Bouganville,  Iris 169 
True White 20 and Fire 125 

For the Eyes:

Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Amore 145 £40

For the cheeks:

Luminous Cheek Colour in Sole 15, Apricot 27, and Mocha 28 £30 each

 For the lips:
 Shine Lipstick Violet 100 
Classic Cream Lipstick in Cosmopolitan 237 
and Velvet 130 £23 each

'Love in Taormina' Available from July 1st2013, exclusively at Harrods

Take a look at the Dolce and Gabbana AW13 Campaign which is full of Drama ...
The usual suspects - Monica Bellucci, Bianca Balti and Kate King acting out
some situations in the AW 13/14 Collection - we love! Xx

Until next time J Xx

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Robin Thicke Blurred Lines ft Pharrell and T.I.

Yay - following up on what is the now iconic
Daft Punk's Get Lucky also featuring the mighty Pharrell

 indeed 'Ev'rybody Get Up'
it's the Tune of the Summer
Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I.
Blurred Lines

Check it out here - turn up the Volume
open your windows, put down your roofs
and enjoy! Xx

Until next time J Xx

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Sparkle Style's Summer Wardrobe 2013! Xx

So we've been thinking about our Summer Wardrobe 
- what to wear about town when the weather is fine 
- you know it is right now! Xx
and what to put into our suitcase on a flying visit to Miami, 
or a cool chill out holiday to the Caribbean 
or some other gorgeous getaway of your dreams ...

We have been looking at our favourite high street stores. 
 H and M of course, check Beyonce's Swimwear, Whistles, Juicy Couture,
Kooples, Zadig and Voltaire and Miss Selfridge.
Topshop is always a must for brilliant designs, and we love
 Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister and Gilly Hicks 
for that beach feel and their neon shades
which make you feel so fresh and new.
River Island is always a great store for Summer finds -
especially with Rihanna's new collection right now,
and we adore Anthropologie - we were in Charlottesville, Virginia
of all places for our purchases just this week
(which is where we bought the Nicole Miller electric blue dress), 
and spent hours in there, 
and the three storey store on Regent Street London is amazing,
you can also check the one in Miami on Lincoln Avenue if you happen to be there.

So here is a selection of our favourite pieces worn with the newest makeup
L'Ete Papillon de Chanel, a selection of jewellery finds,
and some wonderful shoes.

 Above: 'Sex, Drugs and Juicy Couture' T Shirt, Juicy Couture, 
Camouflage Jeans Kooples, Viva la Juicy Noir (on table and below), 
Earrings vintage, necklaces H and M Bracelets from a selection by Swarovski, 
Links of London, Pandora and Daisy, Rings by Pandora.

 Above: Neon Orange V neck T Shirt Gilly Hicks, Black Lace Skirt H and M,
Nude and Rose Gold Sandals Whistles, Necklaces as before by H and M, 
Gold Mirrored Sunglasses by Money.  Rest of Jewellery as before.

 Charcoal Great lace dress Zadig and Voltaire 
Pom Pom Embroidered Shoes Caroline Issa for L K Bennett

 Make up is Delices de Chanel Ombre Fleuries Palette in Delicatesse 
with Moon River, Jade Shore and Black Stream Stylo Eyeshadows, 
True Blue Waterproof Eyepencil, Volume de Chanel Mascara in Black, 
and Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Blue Note and Lime Light
Check L'Ete Papillon de Chanel for Details
Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Joues de Contrastes in Rose Initiale

Lipstick is Dior Jelly Lippencil in Carioca, 
tinted up with NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned 
and Glossed all over in Dior Addict Gloss in Diablotine.
 White Lace Dress Hollister, Grey Crystal drop earrings Swarovski,
Cream snakeskin and gold leather gladiator sandals Zadig and Voltaire

 Black Jewelled Dress Beyonce for H and M, 
Grey Crystal Drop Earrings Swarovski
 Multi Flower Cotton Halterneck Dress Anthropologie
Sunglasses Miu Miu

 Tie Dye T Shirt, Cream Cotton and Polka Dot Chiffon Cardigan
Both Zadig and Voltaire, Knee length 'Malibu' Denim Shorts Anthropologie,
Rose Gold Crystal Sandals Karen Millen
Necklace H and M

 Tie Die T Shirt Zadig and Voltaire, Cream Beaded Top Miss Selfridge
Shorts Anthropologie as Before

 Black Pintucked Silk and Lace blouse and denim shorts both Anthropologie
 Cotton Jersey Batik Prink Dress Anthropologie
Electric Blue Linen Mix Ruched Dress Nicole Miller
Neon Orange Sandals River Island, Crystal Necklace 
on Neon orange ribbonH and M

Until next time J Xx