Illamasqua Toxic Nature Launch in Dubai

Last week, I went to the launch of Illamasqua's Spring/Summer 2011 collection at Bloomingdales.

The best part of all, Alex Box was there!! That's right, Alex Box was in our little city!!! :) She is just absolutely STUNNING, such a freaking rockstar! She's super sweet as well. It's funny because she has such a commanding presence that she's almost intimidating, but she's actually very down to earth.

Alex Box and me (cropped out because I looked pretty awful haha!) I loved her jewelry!

The best part of the night was when two very gorgeous, sweet girls, Sian and Nishali, came up and said they recognized me from my blog!! How crazy is that?? They were even sweet enough to pose for a picture with me! Hello girlies!! It was so nice to meet you guys!! :)

I had my makeup done by one of the Illamasqua artists, she used lots of colors from the Toxic Nature collection! It's a little more bright than what I usually wear, but it's fun to try out new looks!

I didn't really get many pictures of the event, but the super awesome Simone from Simone Loves Makeup was in town from Bahrain for the event and she made a really great vlog on it. (see if you can spot me around the 1 minute mark, waving like a dork!! haha)

Fun, fun, fun!!! :)

And just to top off an amazing night of colors, games and mini-cupcakes, we were given goodie bags on the way out! :)

Gamma Nail Polish (which I bought because I couldn't stop staring at it!), Bedaub Cream Pigment, Atomic Lipstick, Divine lipgloss

Swatches - as you can see the colors are so gorgeously pigmented that even the lightest swatch will show up on darker skin. 

All in all, it was a pretty great night. I got to meet some people that really inspire me and play around with some really cool makeup. Can't complain about that, can I? :)


  1. i looooved the display they had.. It was so artistically beautiful.. other than the Lipstick in Atomic, nothing really attracted me in this collection..

    I was meant to be there at the launching but couldn't make it.. Woulda been nice to have seen you =D

  2. They are really lovely colours! :) xx

    Please check out my blog -

    :) xx

  3. Aww Delytful Speaks it would have been great to see you too! I actually really liked all the colors. I was glad that I checked what was in the goodie bag before I went to the stand because I really wanted the Atomic lipstick and Divine lipgloss and I was going to buy them! They are so pretty!

    Aren't they just gorgeous shannon? :) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. look at you, you famous blogger hehe! Your hair looks amazing i love it red :) Im so lusting after gamma i need it soooo bad haha xxx

  5. Love the goodie bag!!!

  6. What fun! Thats so awesome that you got to meet Alex Box! And that two people recognized you from your blog?! Wow! Looks like you got so fun colors too!

  7. Wow...sounds like a absolutely awesome night! Plus, that goodie bag is to die for. Such a great post lady!


    PS-Everyone talks about this product line and I feel like I'm missing out since I've never tried it before. I'm definitely going to have to change that

  8. I love fun colors and that make up looks great. And girl! You are gorgeous! Just thought you should know :)

  9. hahaha Adrienne, i stared at her for a good 5 seconds because it took some time to register! hahaha thanks :) I really like the red hair now :)

    Beauty Addict, I was so excited about the goodie bag because I wasn't expecting one!:)

    The Peach, it was all very surreal. I was quite star struck by Alex haha!

    Christina, the products are really good. The quality is fantastic and they have amazing lasting power. You should totally check it out if they have a shop near you. :)

    Aww thanks Jessica! That's so sweet of you to say! :)

  10. Wow, watching the video (especially the beginning) makes me really want to visit Dubai! I haven't bought anything from the new collection, but I did just pick up a couple of blushes & I love them so far.
    Lucky that you met Alex & you got a goody bag!

  11. i adore her jewelry as well and she looks beautiful!! wonderful photos <3 it looked like a great event!!

  12. 25FLONDON, you should totally come visit!! But wait a few months, summer is NOT pleasant over here! hehe

    Thanks Augustalolita! It was alot of fun :)

  13. Hello,
    I loved your blog, it's soooooo sweet!!
    I am already following you!!
    Can you follow me too?? And if you dont mind could you follow the blog's twitter? @blogspm
    my blog is in portuguese but I have a translator, and I speak English!
    Alice Dias

  14. Ooh, that event looks like so much fun!! And wow @ seeing Alex Box - I want to steal her earrings in that photo!

  15. Thank you Alice! :)

    Matryoshkadoll, they were even more gorgeous in person!!:)

  16. I love fun colors and that make up looks great. And girl! You are gorgeous! Just thought you should know :)


Thank you for leaving a comment! :)