Just Nice Things

Blogging on beauty & lifestyle since 2009

Illamasqua Glamore lipstick in Vega

I’ve barely had a chance to crack into Illamasqua’s Earth collection for the autumn season (which dropped at the end of August) when another one has landed under the name of Equinox. Purely limited edition, this winter collection came out a couple of weeks ago signifies ‘a desert at night’ taking inspiration from starry skies and things sparkly and celestial like. There are a few new products added to Equinox’s line-up including a palette, nail polish, lashes and an additional Vintage Metallix in Antique Gold but it’s the lipstick in Vega that I took an aim for. With the hydrating Glamore formula, Vega is

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Jo Loves: Candle Shot

I begin this post with sadness because a few months ago I actually wrote at great length about how I met the one and only Jo Malone who made a bespoke candle for me, only to lose the entire draft through some technical error. Thanks a lot, WordPress for bodging that up. I’d spent hours writing this article… As I pondered how to start again, I thought about how Jo Malone (MBE by the way) sold her namesake company to Estée Lauder in 1999 and remained Creative Director before parting ways with the fragrance empire in 2006 she’d founded from her kitchen in 1994.

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Burberry Kisses Sheer review & swatches

Burberry. A name that epitomises sophistication and elegance is quickly gaining ground in beauty and I couldn’t be happier. There’s just something about Burberry beauty that strikes the right chord and considering the brand is still young in comparison to its luxe counterparts, it’s taking everything in its stride… Out on 1st November Burberry Kisses Sheer* is the latest addition to the Kisses collective of lipsticks featuring 28 balm-like shades and I have three to share with you: Orchid Pink, Tea Rose and Hydrangea. With a hydrating formula, the new sheer lipstick has been described by Burberry as giving a ‘veil

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