Lipsticks, Launches and Lacquers

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) MAC Lipstick in Peach Blossom. I picked this up as part of a MAC raid I conducted in Edinburgh’s Duty Free (more on that on Monday). A peachy ‘my lips but better’ pout wash – how could I have never spotted it before? Apparently it was a limited edition shade they recently made permanent and I’m bloomin’ glad they did. I would say my love for it is currently at the same level of adoration I hold for avocados. And I love avocados.

2) Sandra’s January Favourites. I love a good ttsandra video. When she uploads I like to press pause, grab my notepad and resume – never has a Sandra-suggested recommendation steered me in the wrong direction. In the days since watching this video I’ve already dusted off my Oribe Côte d’Azure Hair Refresher Spray that had found its way into the back of a drawer and added the Givenchy Foundation she mentions to my shopping list. I know, I know. I need help.

3) REALLY exciting launches. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes, NARS’ NARSissist Palette, Diptyque skincare (I’ll share the deets soon); the market is flooded with brand spanking newness and I’m one happy bunny. What’s next around the corner? 

4) Essie Nail Polish in Master Plan. This Essie shade needs more love. A lavender-tinged grey, it’s like their version of Nails Inc’s Porchester Square but with a thick-set, easier to apply brush. I’ve been having one of those weeks where I just haven’t been able to find a mani slot (/couldn’t be arsed – shhhhh), but when I finally got down to business this is what I reached for and I’m very chuffed with my choice.

5) Annie’s Piece on Drugstore Makeup. Into The Gloss just bring it when it comes to wittily written, high-spec editorial content and with the addition of new Senior Editor, Annie Kreighbaum previously of XOVain, things just keep getting better and better. Her piece on the lure of the drugstore may just be my favourite read of hers yet. Read, laugh, run to your local Boots.


  • Marlenne

    I have MAC Peach Blossom too, love it! One of my favorite parts of a flying trip is raiding the duty free, they have such nice sets of makeup packed together and it really makes a difference sometimes!

  • Kimberley

    oo the MAC Peach Blossom lipstick sounds lovely! The name is so cute too!

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  • Aimee Flanigan

    Aah that Essie polish is perfect. So is the Mac lipstick, must start investing!

    Aimee – AroundTwenty x

  • Ellie

    Oooh, Master plan looks like a beautiful grey/taupe colour!
    I’ll have to check it out next time I’m at an Essie stand! 😀


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  • Ellie O

    I absolutely love these new style Saturday posts Anna, keep up the amazing work! xx

  • Love the look of the new Nars palette!

  • Francisca Ferreira

    love the nail polish colour!1

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    The MAC lipstick goes on the list of things to try :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  • Zazie Bibi

    Love the new launches, and that mac lipstick looks gorgeous x

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  • PeonyandPeach

    A Essie version of porchester square is basically my favourite nail varnish! My favourite colour + my favourite brand! I need it!

  • Louise Smith

    I’m so excited for Diptyque skincare!

  • Master plan looks gorgeous, I wish I could afford the Narcassist palette it looks gorgeous and such good value for money x


  • Great roundup! So excited for the Hourglass blushes and Sandra is one of my favourites! Nice to see a fellow Toronto-based blogger make your list 🙂

  • Love the roundup, peach blossom looks so gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Emily

    Love that nail polish!


  • The Mac lipstick looks gorgeous!

  • Cassie

    The lipstick looks like such a pretty color!

  • joysteib

    Different type of blog today but such an awesome one!!! Loving the lipsticks! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Steph
  • Felicia Rodrigues dos Santos

    Love this launch!

    Love, Felicia

  • Peach Blossom sounds like such a cute shade <3 One for the wishlist

  • The Essie polish shade is gorgeous, different and unique! X

    Sharlotte //


  • Katie

    Peach blossom was my first mac lipstick and I love it so much, such a nice peachy nude!

  • Amber Hunter

    The fact that you compared your love of peach blossom to avocado literally made me laugh. I love how the way you write is as if you were talking to us! My favorite greige essie shade is Essie Chinchilly!


    Lovely Notions

  • Sirens and Bells

    That Essie polish is gorgeous. I’ve been after a nail polish similar to Porchester Square, I might pick it up! x

  • Fabugloss

    I need this nail polish!!

  • Amy

    Really thinking about picking up MAC Peach Blossom, it sounds lovely! 🙂 xxx

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  • Nisi

    oh gosh I’m going to buy that nail polish tomorrow!!!

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell

    The ambient light blushes are ace i tried them all at libertys!


    great products girl! x