Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Chanel Fall 2010- Les Contrastes is available now!

Wow! Can't wait to preview the collection. Swatches will be coming soon...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Chanel Particuliere Giveaway: We have a Winner!

Thank you to all who have entered the Chanel Particuliere Nail Polish Giveaway, we have a winner- Kellie G!
Not to worry, LTBB will have more giveaways coming soon!
xoxo L

Friday, June 25, 2010

Vintage Beauty Ads: Revlon's Unforgettable Women

Very Special Thanks to Joseph26 at theFashion Spot.com for the vintage Revlon's Unforgettable Women campaign from Richard Avedon from 1987!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Citrus Lips! A Summer 2010 Guide to Juicy lips

Sonya Rykiel Ad-inspiration- Orange Lips

Joining Hall of Famers such as Bobbi Brown's Orange and MAC's Morange and CB96 lipsticks are 3 more citrus stunners that are sure to please!

Swatches from L to R: YSL Rouge Pure Shine Lipstick #94Blood Orange,
YSL Rouge Pur Pure Lipstick #21 Indian Orange, Chanel Allure Lipstick Genial

YSL #94Blood Orange

YSL's Blood Orange #94 is fresh from the current Solaris Collection. The coverage is sheer with shimmer but the deep orange pigmentation lives up to its name.
Normally I'm put off by shimmer, however the sheer shine coverage conquers this lippie!

YSL #21 Indian Orange

Indian Orange has been in YSL's line up for sometime now but as the Summer 2010 calls for the brightest lipstick shades and seeing as Indian Orange has been sold out in the NYC Sephora's for some time- this is lipstick is definitely the underdog that is now casting a light on all the newbies!
Indian Orange packs a more "true orange" color that its brand sister Blood Orange. The payoff is long lasting with brighter with layers. Quite vibrant like the Rykiel Advert.

Chanel Genial Rouge Allure

Genial is the breakout star among the sheerest of the sheers. This apricot-twist to the orange lip game is playful and punchy. While YSL's Indian Orange would probably be reserved for a day at the office, and YSL's Blood Orange would kick off an evening girls -night-out look. Genial would be my playful weekend Brooklyn or DUMBO Flea lippie with my vintage Valentino day dress.

YSL's Blood Orange #94 and Indian Orange #21 Lipsticks can be found here: ysl.com
Chanel's Genial Lipstick can be found here: chanel.com

disclaimer: YSL and Chanel lipsticks were purchased by Lacroix with the intent of review and use.

Friday, June 18, 2010

So Sui-t! The Return of Anna Sui Beauty!

A couple years ago I stumbled upon Anna Sui's beauty line at Victoria's Secret. The VS at Fashion Valley was having their Semi-annual and I got my hands on some pretty presh lipsticks for the price of mall pretzel. The Anna Sui Gloss Lipsticks in Orange and Burgandy were my fave. I also followed up and bought the rose scented Face Powder off of Ebay for little to nothing too.
Since then, the line was exclusive only to Asia ( other than visiting the Anna Sui boutiques) but now we in states are in luck!
With the launch of Urban Outfitters beauty site, you can order Anna Sui cosmetics!
There is a pleathora of lipsticks, glosses, eyeliners and accessories ( black boudoir molded mirror anyone?) available online.

Check it out at urbanoutfitters.com
photos: urbanoutfitters.com

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

NARS Summer Event at Barneys- June17- June 19th

Summer is here and we are starting it off right at BARNEYS NEW YORK with the NARS SUMMER MAKEUP EVENT!!

Jumpstart to a sizzling summer: Come meet the NARS National Team.

The amazing makeup artists behind current runway looks & trends will be available by appointment to show you the tips & tricks to create YOUR personalized summer makeup look!

Thursday, June 17th thru Saturday, June 19th


212.833.2008 or syefremova@barneys.com

To schedule your appointment

Awesome NARS gifts with Purchase and special BARNEYS ‘LOVE YOURSELF MADLY’ promotion during the NARS SUMMER MAKEUP EVENT.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Win it: Chanel Particuliere 505 Nail Polish Giveaway


What do you have to do to get your hands on the hottest Nailpolish for Spring?
Yes you can win a Brand New Chanel Particuliere #505 Nail Polish courtesy of Lacroix the Beauty Blog!

There is 2 ways to win!

1) Send me an email at lacroixthebeautyblog@gmail.com .


2) Comment tell me what Summer Beauty product are you excited about ! Is it MAC's to the Beach cream blushes? YSL's Solaris juicy Rouge Pur Glosses? or maybe TokiDoki's lipstains?

Let me know!

3) Do either or both before June 25th, 2010 at 11:59 E.S.T. Winner will chosen at random and will be announced the weekend of June 26th via email.This contest is open to all readers as per your local state and or countries laws. Enter as many times as your heart desires.

Good Luck!

disclaimer: chanel nailpolish giveaway was purchased by me with the sole purpose of a giveaway contest.