Guerlain Christmas 2011 – Vol de Nuit & Parure de Nuit
Well, after I showed you my initial picks of the Guerlain Christmas collection a few weeks ago, I said I’d be making further purchases, and here they are. Couldn’t resist!
Vol de Nuit, I simply could not resist picking up this beautiful teal bottle of sparkly deliciousness, it’s both a gorgeous and glamorous addition to any dressing table. I don’t have a dressing table … but if I did, this bottle would be out on display at all times.
The bottle contains a pink sparkly powder, which is filled with multicoloured micro-shimmer, and when you press the bulb, it emits a wonderful cloud of scented deliciousness. It’s said to be based on the original scent of Vol de Nuit perfume (which sadly, I have no way of confirming, because I don’t own a bottle), but the scent is light and powdery and sweet, but it’s not a scent that will clash with any other perfume that you might wear with it. It’s a fine finishing touch for a big night out.
The sparkle is fine, and not too glittery, it’ll just add a hint of definition to collarbones and shoulders, I think.
Here’s the powder swatched quite heavily to show how it looks on the skin, then out of focus to show off the sparkle:
I did, of course, pick up the Parure De Nuit too, as I simply couldn’t resist it. Decorated with peacock feathers, with hints of peach, pink, turquoise and a touch of gold overspray, it’s a lovely piece of cosmetic goodness.
I also love the turquoise goat hair brush that comes with it:
I found that the overspray came off after the first use, and whilst it looks very dramatic in the pan, it’s actually a very subtle powder, more of a beauty powder than a blusher, but it adds a very lovely soft-focus glow to the skin, which is very difficult to pick up on camera, but the pan itself is beautiful, I just couldn’t stop taking pictures of it …
There’s another lipstick too, which I’ll show you soon …
The Fine Print: Purchases. Lovely, lovely purchases.
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