Accessory Wednesday

ASOS Rabbit Print Tights

ASOS Rabbit Print Tights

Even though I can’t see myself wearing these (I do not have legs for white tights!) I still think they’re pretty cute – and who can resist a bunny? In our family, we give gifts at Easter (other than eggs) – I think it was my Grandma that started that particular tradition and we give just a token, really, as a way of not dumping a whole load of chocolate on each other, although we do also give small eggs. Anyway, that over-share is accompanied by the price (£8) and the link to the tights (HERE)!

Kate Spade Watch

Kate Spade Watch

I’m verging on obsessed with Kate Spade right now – all the accessories are stylish and covetable (don’t even start me on Kate Spade shoes) but great quality. I love this pink watch – I haven’t worn a watch since I was at school and this is one of the few times I’ve ever been tempted to start again! It also comes in red, black (boring), nude and orange and it’s £195 (ouch, I know.. but.. it’s Kate Spade!). It’s HERE.

Beckondersgaard Scarf

Becksondersgaard Scarf

As I found to my cost yesterday morning when the weather was gorgeously sunny but blowing a freezing gale in the park, it’s not safe to go scarfless! Becksondersgaard scarves are created by two Danish designers – the scarf above, from last season, has a tiny feather print and I think it’s great for a bargain to leap into spring with. It’s £18 reduced from £39 HERE.

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The Best of NYFW!

Rodarte created these luxe rose-gold lips for their runway show. It certainly shows the versatility of a rose-coored lip. It works well on the majority of skin tones, and is safe for everyday. A little bit of glitter gives it such a luxurious touch! Transform this look into something wearable for a night out using our Studio Moisturizing Lipstick in Ravishing Rose and finishing with a layer of the Studio Glitter Gloss in Golden Glitz over the entire lip.

One of the big questions that beauty fans were anxious to answer concerned the dwindling trend in nail art. Is it truly on its way out? Nail art of previous seasons was replaced by natural, nude nails at Kate Spade and DVF. A bit of a surprise, but it seems that sleek, neutral nails will be the way to go this fall. Get this look yourself by filing your nails into a round, feminine shape and coating with our Essential 3 in 1 Base, Top & Strengthener, followed by two coats of our Essential Nail Polish in Nude.

Unexpected colors on the eye were pretty consistent during NYFW. Metallic emerald eyes at the Richard Chai show were a lovely, eye-popping change. This look is beautiful for both night and day. To start, use our Essential Eyelid Primer on lids and follow with the Studio Pigment Eyeshadow in Mystic Moss. For evening, amp up this look using the Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick in Black/Smoke. Line the lower lash line with the Shadow Stick end (Smoke) and smudge using your finger or a Q-tip. Line your water line with the Eyeliner end (Black) and you have a dramatic, yet delicate look for a night out!

What were your favorite NYFW beauty looks?

Sara and Arielle (New elfette in town!)

My Burberry: Craving the Dark and Depraved

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Well I must say that this fragrance has grown on me, if only a little. I couldn’t stand it at first. It’s not my type of perfume at all, but it has caught my attention somehow – perhaps because it’s such a breath of fresh air at a time when many fragrance releases are on the heavier, spicier side, warming up for the dark and chilly months. Considering that My Burberry was an autumn launch, it’s incredibly light and crisp and a bit frivolous, and if I had to match it to a season then without a doubt I’d say Spring. But I suppose that’s neither here nor there, because we’re now in the depths of gloomy winter and no amount of light-hearted sweet pea and freesia and bergamot is going to convince you that the blossoms are on their way out and the baby birds are about to start twittering. My Burberry is simply for those who like to keep things light, fresh and uncomplicated whatever the season – it reminds me of a glass of fizzy Elderflower or one of those posh champagne cocktails with flowers floating on the top.

See also: Jo Malone Cricket Pavilion & Spritzer Cologne…

My Burberry has been created by Francis Kurkdjian, he of Jean Paul Gaultier fame (and his own-line fame and fame from dozens and dozens of incredibly well-known perfumes). I have to say that I was quite surprised when I found that out – I always expect a bit of a dark, sexy edge when Kurkdjian’s involved, but My Burberry  doesn’t seem to have any real base to it. It’s about as safely sparkly as scents get, very airy and dancey and crisp. Those who love very light florals will adore it; women who require more guts from their perfumes will perhaps abhor. I don’t know – I’m sitting on the fence. It’s perfectly adequate as a spritz of something clean and crispy, but I can’t imagine it stopping people dead in their tracks, wondering what on earth hit them…

Thoughts? Lovers of light florals and crisp, fresh scents, give me your verdict! I have to say that I do love the bottle styling – incredibly heavy glass, lid like an oversized tortoiseshell button – but scent-wise, I’m craving some dark and depraved base notes. Mind you, if it had those then it would be a completely different perfume! Mr Bear, as you can see above, greatly approves of My Burberry. He is modelling a personalised version (made for my assistant, you can have it done for free when you order here) but it’s also available uncustomised – stock My Burberry starting at £45 for 30ml.

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September & October Hot New Products

Hello my wonderful Makeup Geeks! Today I have my October favorites for you. I know I missed September, but I did film it. Unfortunately, it was on a day when I was not feeling well so I scratched that one because my energy that day was very low. From here on out, I am going to be more consistent ! So, let’s get started on my October favorites!

NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition One Night Stand Cheek Palette (That’s a mouthful)

This contains 4 blushes, a contour or bronzing powder, and a highlighting powder. Each one is 0.14 ounces and retails for $65.00. Buying each item separately, this would total to be $145.00, so this is a great value. NARS has great blushes, but unfortunately I can’t wear them any longer due to my sensitive skin. These are very high quality, highly pigmented, very smooth and creamy. The only downside that I see is that the contour shade is only going to work for fair to medium skin. Any darker of a skin tone,  it basically works as a highlighter.

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The colors in the palette are:

  • Laguna – Brown with a golden shimmer
  • Deep Throat – Sheer peach
  • Orgasm – Peachy/Pink with a slight golden shimmer
  • Mistinguette – Bright pink
  • Goulue – Medium pink
  • Devotee – Highlighter

Price: $65.00 Where to Buy: (Sephora) (eBay) 

NARS Guy Bourdin Fling Lip Kit

I love the packaging on this. It comes in a cute set of bright red lips. How great is that? This palette contains 2 lipsticks, a mini matte lip pencil and a mini velvet gloss lip pencil. I love both their lipsticks and pencils. Normally, a NARS lipstick retails for $26.00. This set is cheaper than purchasing two lipstick individually, and you get 2 lip pencils as well. For the packaging and the price this is a great value. Shades Include:

  • Lipstick in Roman Holiday – Sheer Pastel Pink
  • Lipstick in Damage – Muted Purple
  • Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita – Rose
  • Mini Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Baroque – Raspberry

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Price: $49.00 Where to Buy: (Nordstrom)


I love this idea. There are 3 different “pouches” each one with a different type of makeup inside. Once again, the packaging and idea behind these are wonderful and the products inside are just as great. NARS Promiscuous Lip Pencil Set A black pouch embellished with a set of blue lips. This set includes 5 samples of NARS favorite existing shades.

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Shades Include:

  • Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover – Golden Strawberry Pink
  • Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never – Lilac Pink
  • Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine – Pink/Mauve
  • Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita – Dusty Rose
  • Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella – Scarlet Red

Where to Buy: (eBay)  (Sephora) Price: $45.00 

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NARS Larger than Life Eyeliner Coffret

This is a black pouch embellished with a red and black heart. This contains 5 mini eyeliners along with the pouch. Each eyeliner is creamy, glides on smooth and evenly, and are very highly pigmented. Shades Include:

  • Via Veneto – Black
  • Via Applia – Copper brown
  • Santa Monica Blvd. – White
  • Blue Dahlia – Deep violet
  • Most Wanted – Blue

Price: $49.00 Where to Buy: Nordstrom

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Leather Pouchette

Made from Italian Leather, this Pochette is embellished with a red and black heart. It measures 7.75 inches in width and 4.75 in length. Price: $75.00

Where to Buy: NARS

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NARS Splendor in the Grass Check Palette

This is a smaller and less expensive version of the other cheek palette. It contains 4 blushes and a highlighter. I prefer this palette more than I do the previous one. This palette has typical NARS packaging and is very sturdy. The blushes, like all of NARS blushes, are very creamy and smooth.

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The colors contained in this palette are:

  • Albatross – Luminous Glow (Highlighter)
  • Dolce Vita – Dusty Rose
  • Sex Appeal – Soft Peach
  • Angelika – Soft pink with gold and silver sparkle

Price: $49.00 Where to Buy: NARS

Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl

I purchased 3 of the lip glosses from the Marc Jacobs line. I love the packaging on these and the smooth round design. It gives it a very sleek and elegant look. The wand that comes with the lipgloss is a flat doe foot, which is by far my favorite. These make it easy to swipe on color on the go, without the mess and hassle that brushes and standard wands make. There are 12 in the collection, 6 of which are on the Sephora site. The price is a bit steap for these lip glosses.

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Shades Include:

  • #208 Truth or Dare – Berry – (Amazon) (eBay) (Sephora)
  • #204 Gypsy – Pumpkin Orange – (Amazon) (Sephora)
  • #206 Fame – Plum – (Amazon) (eBay) (Sephora)

Other Available Shades:

  • #202 Paint It – Rose – (Amazon) (eBay) (Sephora)
  • #210 Boom Boom – Bright Berry – (Amazon) (eBay) (Sephora)
  • #212 No Regrets – Red – (Amazon) (eBay) (Sephora)
  • #302 Kissability – Shimmery Lilac Pink – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #304 Overprotected – Shimmery Pastel Pink – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #306 Sweet Escape – Shimmery Beige – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #308 Heart Shapped – Shimmery Baby Pink – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #310 Studded Kiss – Shimmery Berry Lavender – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #312 Lust for Life – Shimmery Red Raspberry – (Amazon) (eBay)

Price: $28.00

Maybelline Color Sensation High Shine Lipgloss

These may not be brand new, but they are new to me and that still counts. 🙂 I absolutely love everything about these glosses. The packaging is very sleek and classic. The container is clear so you can see the color of the lip gloss. These lip glosses have the flat doe foot wand I love for applying on the go. These are very highly pigmented and are glossy without being sticky.( We all know I hate a sticky lip gloss. 🙂 ) And for the price you just can’t go wrong with these. There is a wide selection of shades to chose from. I bought “Raspberry Ablaze” which was a limited edition, but I will list the other shades for you as well.


  • #305 Raspberry Ablaze – Limited Edition – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #90 Electric Shock – (Amazon) (eBay)

Other Available Shades:

  • #010 Almond Crush – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #020 Glisten Up Pink – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #030 One Shine Day – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #040 Captivating Coral – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #050 Luminous Latte – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #060 Iced Chocolate – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #070 Mocha-Mazing – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #080 Gleaming Grenadine – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #100 Raspberry Reflections – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #110 Mirrored Mauve – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • #120 Plum Luster – (Amazon) (eBay)

Maybelline swatches

Price: Varies but $5.99 at Target

Makeup Geek Pigments

We recently added 5 new pigments to the Makeup Geek Store. These pigments are very highly pigmented, go on smooth, and are easy to blend.


Our newest shades include:

  • Kryptonite – Green with a hint of gold – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Vegas Lights – Intense copper – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Night Life – Taupe silver – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Bewitched – Medium cool-toned purple – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Blitz – Copper brown – (Makeup Geek Store)



Price: $6.99 Where to Buy: Makeup Geek Store

MAC Divine Night

As always with MAC products, the packaging is wonderful. These eye shadows are good quality and apply smoothly. The eye shadow that stuck out to me was “Exquisite Ego”. Personally, I am not a fan of having 2 shades in one eye shadow, unless they work together and can be mixed.

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Shades Include:


  • Exquisite Ego – Bronze base, the small part is a champagne color – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)
  • Gilded Night – Bright gold, the small part is black – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)
  • Past Midnight – Frosted Purple with soft white/pink – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)

Other Shades:

  • Captivating – Bright white gold base, the small part is deep gold – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)
  • Until Dawn – Soft gold base, the small part is purple taupe – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)
  • Tonight’s Temptation – Black, the small part is a true royal blue – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)

Price: $23.00


As with all of MAC’s lipsticks, these are highly pigmented, smell great, and glide on smoothly. I love the packaging as they swapped out the standard silver tube for a classy gold one. Shades Include:

  • Private Party – Plum mauve – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)
  • Flair for Finery – Cool toned pink nude – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)

Other Shades:

  • You’ve Got It – Pink with a gold frost – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)
  • Exclusive Event – Taupe brown – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)
  • Prepare for Pleasure – Magenta red – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)

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Divine Night Cremesheen Glass

If you like MAC “Cremesheen” Lipstick, you will love these. I was not a fan of “Private Party”, because of the small particles of glitter. Other than that, these are great glosses. Shades Include:

  • Private Party – Plum mauve with small glitters – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)
  • Flair for Finery – Nude – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)

Other Shades:

  • You’ve Got It – Nude taupe with green pearl – (eBay) (MAC)
  • Prepare for Pleasure – Red with blue undertones – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)

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  • Orpheus – Intense black with gold pearl – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)
  • Mystery – Intense black with green pearl – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)

Other Shades:

  • Raven – Intense black with red pearl – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)
  • Feline – Intense black with black pearl – (eBay) (Amazon) (MAC)

Price: $17.50

I hope you enjoyed this review! Keep watching because at the end of November, I will be starting my Holiday Smack down for the Holiday seasonal palettes.. Until next time, I hope you all are enjoying this fall weather! Stay happy and healthy!!! 🙂 XOXO, Marlena

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