Throwback Thursday: My UK Beauty & Fashion Picks

It may be St. Patrick’s Day today, but I’ve got England on my mind. Anyone who really knows me, knows how much I love England. I feel a certain pull to the country’s history, culture and people. Perhaps I was British in a past life. In this life however, I only get to visit the UK once or twice a year. So when I visited in November, I made sure to check out the latest in British fashion and beauty.

My first stop was Selfridges. Deciding to skip the well-known American beauty brands, I came across one unfamiliar counter, Charlotte Tilbury. Although I was familiar with the name, I have never seen her actual line of beauty products, she only has a few counters in NYC, California, and a few other states but none in Vegas (yet). Charlotte Tilbury is a British celebrity make up artist who has worked with international beauties such as Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz and Rihanna. I had my makeup done by one of the Charlotte’s beauty reps who couldn’t stop talking about how she dreamt of visiting NYC when she found out where I was from. The grass is always greener, as they say.

Nevertheless, here are a few of my favorite beauty and fashion picks from across the pond.

Gianvito Rossi
Aquazzura Firenze
Claudie Pierlot


Until next time England!

From London to Las Vegas, New Ciaté Nail Polish Makes its Way Across the Pond

Ciaté® is a niche British nail fashion brand that has made it’s way across the pond! With a slew of celebrity fans, the latest to show Ciaté  some love is Ellie Goulding who graced us with her presence here in Vegas a few months ago. This sample (pictured below) is appropriately named, Antique Brooch. I absolutely love it! Here is what sets this nail polish brand apart from the rest:

  • The long handle provides you the best strokes every time.
  • The 250 bristle flat brush guarantees a flawless even finish.
  • The bottle ergonomically designed to sit comfortably in your hand for maximum control.
  • The formula is amazingly pigmented, long lasting and available in a range of finishes whilst formulated to be easy to apply. I only applied two coats!
  • And the satin bow Finishing touch which crowns each polish. Lovely packaging.

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Courtesy of Conor McDonnell @CONORMCDPHOTO
Courtesy of Conor McDonnell @CONORMCDPHOTO

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