Secret Beauty Society

BEAUTY | FASHION | LUXURY | LIFESTYLE | MODE | BEAUTE | ART DE VIVRE
"Fashion isn’t something you can buy; you need to have the sense of it, and most people don’t."
― Carine Roitfeld

"Fashion isn’t something you can buy; you need to have the sense of it, and most people don’t."

― Carine Roitfeld

Good morning. Have another cup of coffee. :)

Good morning. Have another cup of coffee. :)

"C’est le mystère qui éclaire la connaissance."
― René Magritte
L’État de Veille, René Magritte (1958)

"C’est le mystère qui éclaire la connaissance."

― René Magritte

L’État de Veille, René Magritte (1958)

NEW Estée Lauder Fall/Winter 2014 Skincare & Make-up Collection

This one does not disappoint. In fact, each and every product from the Fall/Winter 2014 Estée Lauder line has made it to my daily beauty routine. Well, except for the cool matte effect nude nail polish, which I’ve topped with a Nicole by OPI clear top coat and haven’t had to reapply since it has lasted for over a week without so much as a scratch. Not only does it coat nails with a perfectly opaque and matte nude shade with flattering cool undertones, this Estée Lauder lacquer dries fast and lasts for days, which is always a plus for a busy girl like me.

Now for the star product that all women should own, Estée Lauder’s best-selling and award winning Advanced Night Repair Serum, $62-$92: it has honestly blown me away. My parched skin came back to life after my first night of beauty sleep with this miracle serum working its magic on my face for 8 hours, and I keep waking up to more beautiful skin every morning. This #1 repair serum fights dryness and all signs of aging and maximizes the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal thanks to the brand’s exclusive formula. It absorbs instantly and can be used alone or under your usual moisturizer. It is also fragrance-free, oil-free and suits all skin types, even sensitive. What’s not to love?

Seeing the benefits of this cult product on my skin was the first step to getting truly excited about the launch of the New Advanced Night Repair Serum and the Advanced Night Repair eye contour gel-like moisturizer, $62-$92 each. Both products used together have saved my delicate eye area from dehydration caused by my personal arctic air conditioned living space and a little too much time in the sun. After only 10 days of use, my eye area looks and feels perfectly supple and healthy.

Suffice to say, I am extremely grateful to the Estée Lauder team for introducing me to this excellent product line, in the most elegant setting and in the best company no less.

More to posts to come on the rest of the collection. I am only getting started, this line is incredible!

Editor’s Note
Welcome back to Secret Beauty Society, where simplicity and raw luxury meet in an immaculate white, easy to navigate blog with pages that flow as smoothly as a silk Elie Saab dress on a graceful Polish model! :)
As you can see, your favorite beauty insider is back from a memorable summer vacation and ready to bring Secret Beauty Society to the next level. I have been meaning to update over the summer with tons of fantastic beauty products that I’ve discovered along the way, but time flies when you’re having fun.
This summer has gone by too quickly but I am certainly happy to be back to work, fully focused on my passions and excited to let you in on the absolute best in Fall 2014 beauty and fashion.
Visit Secret Beauty Society daily for your dose of high fashion, everyday luxuries and the best in beauty, complete with stunning photos and inspirational quotes from artists that I adore.
Visit often - it’s going to be a beautiful season.
Love,
N

Editor’s Note

Welcome back to Secret Beauty Society, where simplicity and raw luxury meet in an immaculate white, easy to navigate blog with pages that flow as smoothly as a silk Elie Saab dress on a graceful Polish model! :)

As you can see, your favorite beauty insider is back from a memorable summer vacation and ready to bring Secret Beauty Society to the next level. I have been meaning to update over the summer with tons of fantastic beauty products that I’ve discovered along the way, but time flies when you’re having fun.

This summer has gone by too quickly but I am certainly happy to be back to work, fully focused on my passions and excited to let you in on the absolute best in Fall 2014 beauty and fashion.

Visit Secret Beauty Society daily for your dose of high fashion, everyday luxuries and the best in beauty, complete with stunning photos and inspirational quotes from artists that I adore.

Visit often - it’s going to be a beautiful season.

Love,

N

A rather cozy setting to present the ultra luxurious Dior L’Or de Vie collection, to a soon-to-be rejuvenated clientele.
L’Or de Vie is unlike any other line on the market. Infused with Botrytis Cinerea, an extraordinary substance from the Yquem vine, the Serum, lotion and cremes from the L’Or de Vie line work by deeply hydrating, purifying and rebalancing the complexion at a cellular level.
The skincare products in the L’Or de Vie ritual are optimally absorbed and distil their exceptional vital force to restore skin and erase all signs of agin and dehydration. Skin is healthier than ever and glowing from within. 

Experience the power of L’Or de Vie for yourself at Holt Renfrew Montreal.

A rather cozy setting to present the ultra luxurious Dior L’Or de Vie collection, to a soon-to-be rejuvenated clientele.

L’Or de Vie is unlike any other line on the market. Infused with Botrytis Cinerea, an extraordinary substance from the Yquem vine, the Serum, lotion and cremes from the L’Or de Vie line work by deeply hydrating, purifying and rebalancing the complexion at a cellular level.

The skincare products in the L’Or de Vie ritual are optimally absorbed and distil their exceptional vital force to restore skin and erase all signs of agin and dehydration. Skin is healthier than ever and glowing from within. 

Experience the power of L’Or de Vie for yourself at Holt Renfrew Montreal.

Rosie Hungtington-Whiteley, looking gorgeous as ever in a lacy blue dress under the rain in Sydney.

Rosie Hungtington-Whiteley, looking gorgeous as ever in a lacy blue dress under the rain in Sydney.

"August rain:  the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.’ — Sylvia Plath

"August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.’ — Sylvia Plath

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
― Franz Kafka

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

― Franz Kafka

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

A visit to the Chanel store at Montreal’s Holt Renfrew instantly puts me in a fantastic mood. :)

Especially when I had the pleasure of discovering this beautiful Chanel Premiere Triple Row Timepiece, $5,700.

Delicate and so light you forget it’s on your wrist, this slim Chanel ladies watch is a timeless accessory that looks as great with jeans and a crisp white shirt as it does with an elegant evening dress.

The Art Deco design of this Chanel watch and the contrast between the white diamonds and the black dial is classic Chanel. A timeless time piece!

NEW Dior Fall 2014 Makeup Collection at Holt Renfrew

Deep reds, glamorous champagne shades and a touch of black make this luxurious Dior makeup collection a must-have to achieve the classic femme fatale look, straight out of a film noir… with a modern twist.

The focus is on the strawberry red lips and nails, so the eye stays natural: a sweep of champagne eyeshadow on the lid and a thin line of black eyeliner are all you need to create this glamorous look.

Available exclusively at Holt Renfrew.

"You should not separate your life from what you do."
— Jeanne Moreau

"You should not separate your life from what you do."

— Jeanne Moreau