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.
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Gianvito Rossi
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Aquazzura Firenze
Claudie Pierlot
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Carvela

 

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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