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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Beauty Exclusives

It’s the time of the year when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on again! To save you some precious time – lord forbid anyone else getting to the items before you! – I’ve selected some beauty exclusives from the sale event which you’ll be happy to bag.

 


 

If you’ll like to see more, head on over to the Nordstrom sale site. After all, there’s nothing wrong with snooping around a little bit just to see what’s up for grabs, is there. Just remember: The sale ends 3rd August 2015.

 

Happy shopping,

Roxanne

Review: The Naturalium Bath & Shower Gel in Melon

 

Naturalium Bath & Shower Gel Review

 

We all know that many chemicals are harmful. That’s why many beauty companies are changing their manufacturing processes to cut down on these chemicals, either completely or by substantial amounts.

 

I was lucky enough to get to try the Bath & Shower Gel in Melon from newly launched Spanish brand, Naturalium. The brand was founded in 2014 and only made its way to our humble shores this year. All of their products are made with no parabens, colourants and phthalates. In case you were wondering, parabens and colourants can cause cancer, while phthalates are known to affect reproductive systems in mice and humans.

 

Here’s a closer look at the Bath & Shower Gel in Melon.

 
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Shopback Review: I Tried It so You’ll Know How To

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve shopped online before. What if I told you, you could earn some of that money back when you spend it on a new dress?

 

Mais oui, bien sûr.

Mais oui, bien sûr.

 

If you frequent online fashion stores like ASOS, Zalora, Lazada and Shopbop; buy travel tickets or booked accommodation on Rail Europe, Expedia and Agoda; or even grab a coupon or two from Groupon, getting some of that money back will save you some serious cash over time and lessen your spending.

 

I was invited to give Shopback a try some weeks ago, and to summarise, I did get a percentage of my money spent back while shopping online. Shopback is a cashback site that pays you to shop with their partnered merchants – more than 500 of them. I used it to get something new for myself on Zalora and here’s a short tutorial (using Safari, with screenshots) for you, so you can see how it looks like before signing up.

 

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The Top 10 Best Dressed at the Met Gala 2015

Here’s the question of the day:

 

What would you wear if you were invited to a party themed, “China: Through the Looking Glass?”

 

It seems, sadly, that quite a number of celebrities aren’t sure what the Chinese culture is like. I think, if I see one more phoenix, dragon or flamboyant headgear, I’m going to need to re-watch entire seasons of The Big Bang Theory to make me feel better again. Apart from those who opted for outfits that spoke nothing about the theme, those who tried too hard just bordered on the offensive.

 

But there were also the ones who shone bright like diamonds and stole the limelight for me. Here they are, my top 10 best dressed celebrities at the Met Gala 2015. After looking at the pictures, tell me your favourite!

 


Top 10 Best Dressed at the Met Gala 2015

Top 10 Best Dressed at the Met Gala 2015
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Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga


 
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How to Love Your Body without Shaming Others for Theirs

 

Lane Bryant Ad Campaign

 

As far as lingerie or beauty ad campaigns go, I’m all for promoting self-love. In 2013, Abercrombie & Fitch incurred the wrath of self-made activists by proclaiming their clothes were made for “good-looking people.” Tables were flipped, keyboard warriors went mental and bloggers such as Jes from The Militant Baker embarked on personal missions to make their voices heard.

 

More recently, Lane Bryant introduced their “I’m No Angel” campaign for their lingerie line. As a plus-size retailer, it’s no wonder they don’t subscribe to the stick-thin-with-enviable-cleavage notion that the Victoria’s Secret angels fit. Again, I’m all for supporting anyone who promotes self-love and self-confidence. But what I cannot see eye to eye with are hypocrites.

 
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The Oscars 2015 Red Carpet: Laced Ivory’s Top Picks

 


The Oscars 2015 Best Dressed

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Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab



 

It’s already Wednesday but I’m still reeling from the awesomeness that is The Oscars this year. The turn-out was fantastic, as were the clothing and performances. These are my top picks from those who walked down the glorious Oscars 2015 red carpet. It’s no surprise that Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad made the list of designers featured here – they’re my all-time favourite designers.

 

And in case you missed it, here are the great performances by Neil Patrick Harris, Lady Gaga (great rendition of The Sound of Music), Common and John Legend.

 
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Zuhair Murad SS15 Haute Couture Collection

I am in love! Have watched this several times, over and over again, and I still love each and every piece in this collection! Zuhair Murad is my favourite gown designer of all time, besides Elie Saab, and this collection, with all the sparkles and chiffon, just speaks out to me. Watch till the very end – the finale piece is absolutely stunning.

 




 

Stay gorgeous,

Roxanne

Chanel SS15 Haute Couture Collection

Oh my, Karl Lagerfeld has done it again. I totally love the feel of this year’s Haute Couture runway show! The amount of space, white light, cute floral braids and loads of tweed! My favourite pieces from the show come out at these minute marks: 2:59, 6:00 and 13:40! Watch the full Chanel SS15 Haute Couture video below and enjoy!

 




 

So tell me, what did you think of the show, and what are your favourite pieces?

 

Stay classy,

Roxanne

alice + olivia X Starbucks Collaboration

 


alice+olivia X Starbucks Ion Singapore

 

alice+olivia X Starbucks Ion Singapore

 

alice+olivia X Starbucks Ion Singapore

 

alice+olivia X Starbucks Ion Singapore

 

Oh my goodness! I can’t get enough of the alice + olivia Stacey girl! All of you need to take your eyes off whatever you’re doing and read about this new exclusive collaboration between alice + olivia and Starbucks®!

 
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The Guerlain 2014 Holiday Collection – Sparkle Away

 


Guerlain 2014 Holiday Collection

 

There’s something quite exotic about Guerlain, and I’m not sure if it’s got something to do with it’s very French name. Nevertheless, I’m very excited to show you all the Guerlain 2014 Holiday Collection!

 

This year’s beauty collection is inspired by l’Opéra à Paris, the place where spectacular shows steal the limelight, and where audiences remain in awe of talented actors, long after the plays have ended.

 
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