LORAC, Liv and Lovey Dovey Collections

Five Things

It’s time to bundle together the best of beauty from the past seven days. Edited down to five of the top products, videos, posts, releases and the rest that have had me clicking away:

1. LORAC’s Pro Eyeshadow Palette – it’s finally in my hands, along with some other overseas beauty bits thanks to the very lovely Sandra and I couldn’t be more in love with it. It’s slim so plus compact ‘shove in your bag’ points, has a satisfying close noise and the colours – 8 matte, 8 shimmer – constitute a palette that I could exclusively use for the rest of my life and be one very happy bunny. Full post coming soon.

2. MAC A Novel Romance Collection – ahhhh I see what they’re doing here. With 50 Shades of Grey fever due to kick in this autumn (nope I still haven’t read the book or seen the trailer) MAC are cashing in with a saucy launch of colour cosmetics. Take a look at Beautezine’s break-down; while the quads seems like a nicealternative take on neutrals, it’s the Fluidline Eye Pencils that get me a little hot under the collar.

3. Liv’s on YouTube! – this is very exciting news. Fellow blogger What Olivia Did made her YouTube debut and I’m well excited to see more. With promises of baking, beauty and a beehive tutorial which I’ll definitely be taking notes on – this is definitely a channel press that subscribe button to and say hello.

4. BITE’s Agave Lip Mask – another gift from Sandra that I haven’t stopped using since I opened her parcel. This had been on my Sephora wishlist for ages so I do think that Sandra may have psychic powers, but Mystic Meg-ness aside this is a great tube of balm. It smells like vanilla, tastes like vanilla and does a good job of keeping my pout hydrated. Plus I like the tube-factor; no dipping around with dirty fingers.

5. Bobbi Brown Brushes – I know I mentioned my recent purchases in my Mini (Extremely Soft) Brush Haul, but if it’s possible to fall even more in love with them, then it’s happened because dayum these brushes are good. Like so good that I need more. So if you have any BB brush recommendations then feel free to send them my way…


  • emily couture

    I love Bobbi Brown brushes 🙂

    Emily xx

  • Lauren Parker

    The Bobbi Brown brushes look amazing!


  • Ohh Anna.. first you made me fall in love with the LY34, now you’re doing the exact same thing with the Bobby Brown brushes! Having a browse through their brush collection very soon!

  • So lucky you have the Lorac Palette, it looks divine! And I’d love to try BB’s sheer powder brush:)

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

  • I ordered the Lorac 2 last week and can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • Ooh that palette has so many lovely shades – great buy!!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  • I adore Olivia’s blog, I was so excited when I saw her first video! Can’t wait for more x

  • The novel romance collection is so quirky and cute plus the shades are amazing.

  • cali

    Hi Anna! Love your blog. I am bummed that you have to be a US resident to enter the allure august free stuff giveaways…Do you know of anything similar in Europe?

  • That LORAC palette… oh my. I’d probably kill to get my hands on it 🙂

  • I want that LORAC palette! I love how there’s both matte and shimmery shades and an even number of both!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • Sunaina Kapoor

    The LORAC palette looks so beautiful. Oh my!!

  • Nor Shariff

    i thought I was the only one! I still have not read or seen 50 Shades of Grey!

  • alice bea

    can’t wait for Olivia to start posting more vids!

  • I can’t wait for Olivia’s next videos! I’ve been reading her blog for a while and i’m really excited!

  • Clementine Buttercup

    I buy a new Bobbi Brown brush every time I visit their counters which is about twice a year. I love the foundation brush, concealer brush and eye sweep brush for a very quick eye. Humming and hawing over buying the bite agave lip mask. You might have convinced me!

  • A novel romance is such a genuis collection! I love the idea of it and can’t wait to try them out <3

    Every Day In Grace

  • lc

    Don’t read 50 Shades. It barely counts as writing. Saying that, the reviews on the book are way more entertaining. Also, do you know if Bite have any plans to launch in the UK?

  • I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey either, and am also not looking forward to the movie (isn’t pretty much just going to be a porno? Whatevs). HOWEVER A Novel Romance does looks absolutely amazing – the whole collection is flawless.

  • I’ve seen swatches of the MAC New Romance Collection and am very excited about it!

  • Lizzy Martin

    I need the Lorac Pro Palette! It looks so amazing!


  • marina

    Where to buy lorac palette in Europe?

  • OMG the lorac palette looks amazing.

    Jess x

  • I really want to try both Lorac palletes! The lip mask is on my wish list as well. 🙂


  • Guest

    That new MAC collections has me very excited!

  • that new MAC collections looks amazing!

  • Daniella




  • Elle Hawthorne

    I’ve had the Bobbi Brown bronzer brush for a few years and it still works and feels like it’s brand new. They are amazeballs (and I never use that word).

  • Omg Liv’ ! 😮 I LOVE her blog, I’m so happy and excited about this ! Yeahhh 🙂

    Love from France, Victoria

  • Geena

    Okay well I need one of the darker lipsticks from the new MAC collection- thank you for bringing it to my attention!

  • I love Olivia! So happy she finally make a youtube channel! Can’t wait for you to rock out the Lorac Pro, Anna!

    Sophia |

  • I’m so happy about Liv and her youtube channel, so exciting!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • Mandy Jacks

    you would have my unending respect if you never read that book or saw the movie. I have the Lorac as well and I LOVE it!

  • I’m so excited for the new MAC collection! Yield to Love will be mine.

  • Olivia’s channel will be amazing, can’t wait to see what she produces. Also loving the LORAC palette and the balm sounds so yummy and hydrating

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • I need the Lorac palette in my life!

  • Tasha

    You need the eye sweep and the blush brush from Bobbi Brown! (Eye sweep is especially good with All That Glitters, literally one wash over the lid and it’s done).

  • jess

    The face blender brush is amazing foundation even though it is made really for powder products. It gives the most flawless finish and I know you of all people would love it! x

  • Amira Ayman

    I think if you pick up the smokey eyeliner brush from BB it’ll become your all time favorite brush! In fact, I’m sure about that 🙂

  • Stephanie

    Gah, now I’m fantasying about the Lorac Pro Palette!



  • LaurenRenee

    I haven’t read the boot or watched the trailer either, and I don’t really have the desire to… I really want to try a bb brush. If you had to pick one must have what would it be?

  • I really love What Olivia Did Blog so I’m going to check her you tube channel 🙂

    Miki xx