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Anya Hindmarch Makeup Case

I’m such a nut for make up bags- you’ve seen them; the ones with the double compartments in which you can store your favorite brushes and mascara and with a bottom section large enough for all your cosmetic goodies.   I’m not picky on whether it’s coated canvas or smooth heavyweight nylon but Anya Hindmarch’s version takes the cake with its patent trim, embossed “Make Up” lettering, and lovely signature logo lining.  Every girl who tends to do some sort of traveling should own one.  My small qualm is that I wish she made one in navy blue or black with the lining as seen below.  This would be a great holiday gift for someone =)

*Photocredit: Anya Hindmarch

My Lust for Guerlain

My first Guerlain purchase was in 1999. It was none other than their Meteorites =). I still love Meteorites- it is Guerlain’s yearly re-invention. Every season I try to visit the counters at Saks or Neiman Marcus. Unfortunately, my three most favorite Guerlain make-up artists have moved on (Pamela, Polenka, & Julio). Julio used to joke and say to a colleague “no, there’s nothing you can sell to her, she has everything…” I really miss them- the experience is not really the same. At least Judy in sales is still there.

Guerlain can help you achieve the classic look; great for work and any other formal settings. My second favorite cosmetic company is NARS; their palettes are definitely more edgy. These are my faves from NARS:

*Surbaya Eyeshadow (brown sugar/ chestnut) on creme shadow El Dorado (light copper)
*Star Sailor (heather gold/ antique bronze) on creme shadow Cosmic Girl (gold)
*Cleo (seafoam shimmer/ rich teal shimmer) on creme shadow Grand Bleu (icy blue)
*Fuji (army green with shimmer) on Nomad (creme shimmering moss green)
*Dolce Vita Lipstick (sheer dusty rose)
*Nouba Lipstick (frosted ginger with shimmer)
*Napoli Lipstick (sheer pinkish beige)
*Bamboo mascara (pure brown)
*Oasis powder blush (pink)