Sunday, 29 April 2012

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri ~ Summer 2012

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This weekend I’ve mostly been making sand angels in my new gold bikini… you like? 

If only….

This is of course the gorgeous Hilary Rhoda modelling Estée Lauder’s Bronzed Goddess Capri Collection for Summer 2012, featuring gold, metallic and sun-kissed tones with flashes of blue and white, inspired by the Mediterranean Isle of Capri.



I’ve swatched some of the collection instore at House of Fraser and can tell you it’s definitely worth checking out in person.  While the stars of the show are clearly the Pure Color Gelee Powder EyeShadow and Illuminating Powder Gelee, I was actually most drawn to their quieter counterparts… Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Molten Lava and Intense Kajal Eye Crayon Duo in White Sands/Molten Lava. 

Inspired by the kajal used in ancient India, this eye crayon is beautifully creamy and pigmented and its earthy darkness a sultry contrast to the pastels in other collections. ‘For bold drama, define the eye by applying rich Molten Lava along upper and lower lashline avoiding the inner corner. Add a bright highlight with vivid White Sands in the eye corner and/or just below brow line.’ 

You can see how gorgeous Hilary’s Molten Lava nails look against her golden skin in the pic above.  Speaking of golden {*glances up at clouds*} I’ve been using Estée Lauder self tanners for 10+ years and they are one of the best formulas I’ve tried for a streak-free, long lasting, deep golden colour.  Perhaps a bit pricey for everyday but brilliant for special occasions.

As many of you know, my passion for perfume almost equates that of makeup - and this collection includes two amazing fragrances. New Bronze Goddess Capri joins the cult favourite Bronze Goddess, which has been rolled out for another Summer.  While the Capri is very lovely, Bronze Goddess will be my fragrance of Summer 2012!

Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon Duo in White Sands/Molten Lava, 5g RRP £18.00 & Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Molten Lava RRP £14.00.  The full collection is available throughout the UK from this Tuesday, 1 May 2012 and online at or all the usual outlets.


Brazil Dreams

Brazil Dreams

If (unlike me) you’re lucky enough to live within reach of London, please check out the hot pink gorgeousness of Brazil Dreams (exclusive to Harvey Nichols) on my behalf!  Estée Lauder’s UK Global Makeup Artist, Alan Pan will be at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge from 6th June to 9th June and is available for personal beauty makeovers.

A £20.00 booking fee is redeemable against Estée Lauder purchases made during the event - to book call 0207 235 5000.

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