Essie Wedding by Reem Acra collection 2018, Gel Couture

New Release: Essie — Wedding by Reem Acra, Gel Couture (Spring 2018)

 

Collection: Essie 2018 Spring, Wedding by Reem Acra (Gel Couture)

Essie has released their new spring bridal collection in the Gel Couture line, Wedding by Reem Acra. It consists of six new shades of “soft floral and tart, bright fruits for summer”. The collection is a collaboration with fashion designer Reem Acra, whose inspiration for the shades was a royal affair—undoubtedly the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in particular!

Essie Wedding by Reem Acra collection, Gel Couture, Summer 2017

From Essie:

enter into the magical wedding world where each shade is crafted to evoke a feeling of love. from getting intricate with the preparation to sharing this special day with your forever familyeverything is perfection. spending precious moments with your handmade of honor before the long awaited moments to mrs. is something you will always cherish. as you indulge in this royal experience your picture perfect wedding will leave you feeling like you’re golden.

Here are the new shades:
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New Release: Clinique — Kiss the Bride (Summer 2016)

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I don’t normally post about non-nail polish releases, but I thought this was so pretty that I wanted to give it a quick mention!

Collection: Clinique 2016 Summer, Kiss the Bride

Clinique has released a bridal collection for Summer 2016, called Kiss the Bride, and it consists of new shades of Long Last Lipstick and a beautiful silver compact, Forevermore Compact Pressed Powder in Invisible Matte.

The Long Last Lipsticks—and Long Last Soft Matte—are some of my favorite lipsticks (I have All Heart, Berry Freeze, Merlot, Twilight Nude, and Matte Plum, amongst others) and the new shades are really gorgeous:

  • Honeymoon (Color Group: Nudes)
  • I Do! (Color Group: Violet)
  • Just Married
  • Will You? (Color Group: Pinks)

The lipsticks retail for US$17/CA$20.

The Forevermore Compact is a “sleek, luxe keepsake compact. Invisible, lightweight blotting powder instantly absorbs oil and shine, so skin stays matte and looks fresh.” It retails for US$75/CA$93. That seems a bit steep to me, but on the other hand, it does seem like the compact is refillable (you can see a little notch on the side where the pan is placed).

Clinique Forevermore Pressed Powder Compact, Summer 2016, Kiss the Bride collection
Images: clinique.com

Happy shopping! (Canadians, Clinique.ca is currently running a GWP, plus you can get 5% cashback with ebates.ca!)

New Releases: Color Club — Pop Chalk, Pop Wash, & The New Rules of Engagement Collections (Summer 2016)

Collection: Color Club, Spring/Summer 2016, Pop Chalk, Pop Wash, & The New Rules of Engagement

Color Club has a couple of additional summer collections out right now. The latest “Pop” school-inspired sets are Pop Chalk and Pop Wash, which consist of bright/neon mattes (Chalk) and sheers (Wash). Lastly, there’s a Bridal collection released for the spring, The New Rules of Engagement.

Pop Chalk:

  • Chalk It Up (matte white)
  • Cliff Notes (matte neon yellow)
  • Extra Credit (matte pastel yellow)
  • Schoolyard Crush (matte pastel peach)
  • Study Buddy (matte coral)
  • Tic-Tac-Toe (matte neon pastel green)
  • Trapper Keeper (matte blue)
Color Club Pop Chalk Summer 2016 Collection
Image: colorclub.com

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