Beauty Bites: Prada Launch Candy L’Eau PLUS Alber Elbaz's Lancome Collection

30 April 2013 by

Whilst some of you might dread Monday mornings, the dawn of a new week means only one thing to true beauty aficionados- new product launches, exclusive parties, red carpet events and hot makeup and hair trends to try out. It might only be Tuesday, but the week has started off very well indeed...   

Estée Lauder to Launch First Major Scent in a Decade

When something only comes along once every ten years we know it’s going to be good, which is why we’re beyond excited to hear the news that Estee Lauder are planning to launch a new fragrance, Modern Muse, landing in the UK this autumn. This is the brand’s first major fragrance since 2003’s Beyond Paradise and we just can’t stop staring at the gorgeous photos behind the campaign, featuring the stunning Arizona Muse. With notes of jasmine, tuberose, lily and jasmine, we cannot wait to welcome this addition to the cult collection of the Lauder fragrances. Watch this space, ladies!  

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Launch Party

London’s W Hotel is one Grazia’s fave spots in the capital for a cheeky cocktail, so we were over the moon when we were invited to an exclusive bareMinerals party to celebrate the launch of their new lip range, Marvelous Moxie, launching on 6th June. The brand, known for their mineral-based face powders (with a huge cult following to boot) has got us all in a tizz over this much-anticipated addition to their makeup range. A collection of lipsticks, liners and glosses in 42 new shades ensure there really is a shade for everyone. The best part of the night? The cocktails mirrored the shade names- our fave was ‘Never Say Never’…

 Each lip product in the Marvelous Moxie collection will be priced at £16 and available from

MAC unveil new Temperature Rising Collection

Oh how we love a good MAC limited edition collection. Just when we’re starting to think about new bikinis, golden tans and all things summery, MAC only go and bring out this steamy summer collection which we just cannot wait to get our paws on. Sultry powder blushes, smoky eye-shadow quads, metallic liners and highly pigmented lip colours are all housed in gorgeous bronzed packaging. Time to get your tan on, ladies.  

  The Temperature Rising Collection is out now and available from

Prada Launch Candy L’Eau (Finally!)

Remember those amazing Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson Prada Candy films that took your breath away at the end of last month? Well, as of 29th April, the much-anticipated fragrance is now available to buy nationwide. Lighter than its Prada Candy predecessor, the new scent blends white musk, caramel, benzoin, sweet pea and citrus notes for a spring-tingling fresh finish. We’ve fallen head over heels for the beautiful bottle- the perfect Bank Holiday boudoir update!

Prada Candy L’Eau Eau de Toilette is available nationwide now, £50 for 50ml

Alber Elbaz for Lancôme

Beauty/fashion collaborations are nothing new, but my gosh do they get us excited or what?! When we heard the news back in January that Alber Elbaz would be teaming up with Lancôme to launch a new makeup collection we were almost squealing with glee, but now having seen exclusive product pics, we're not sure we can wait till June! Alber will be taking time out of his busy schedule as Creative Director for Lanvin to design the ‘Hypnôse Show’ collection. The packaging is super-cute and we love the way Mr Elbaz has the ability to make even high-end brands like Lanvin seem fun and approachable.

Lancôme x Alber Elbaz, available at from 15th June 

Green & Spring ‘Birdie’ Bobbin Bicycle

We're swooning over this new two-wheeled beauty, product of an exclusive venture between British brand Green & Spring and Bobbin Bicycles. Out now and just in time for spring, this stunning bicycle is adorned with Green & Spring’s signature bird print and is the perfect excuse to get some fresh air and leave that crammed tube behind… Leave your oyster card at home, ladies! The wicker basket is ideal for carrying around all your beauty treats to boot.

The Limited Edition Green & Spring ‘Birdie’ Bobbin Bicycle, £550 is available online at and at The Village Shop at Cowley Manor, home of Green & Spring. 


Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess Is Back!

Nothing says summer more than Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess Collection, so we were thrilled when we saw in our diaries that the new collection goes on counter tomorrow. The only problem we're having is deciding which product is our fave... Inspired by the sunset hues of the Caribbean, the new collection is jam-packed with super-sultry shades and guarantees to give any makeup bag an instant tropical update. We love!



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