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Madame B


The Official Vodka of Sex & the City 2 !!!

OK, so this isn’t something I’d normally talk about but its almost beauty related and too cool not to.


SKYY Vodka is releasing a limited Edition bottle created by no other than the fantastic Sex & the City Costume designer herself, Patricia Felid ! This is a first for the company to release a themed designed bottle and will coincide with the release of the movie in June 2nd.

“So many of Sex and the City’s most stylish moments have been when the ladies were out in Manhattan,
dressed to the nines, bonding over fun cocktails,” says Field. “SKYY Vodka has always been a brand with
style, so I was thrilled to partner with them to create something special that celebrates those special ‘cocktail couture’ moments that truly are the essence of SKYY and Sex and the City.”

They have also released some fabulous cocktail recipes to be made with the Vodka, all Inspired by the 5 main characters.

Glamorous Girl – Carrie image
60ml SKYY Vodka
15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
15ml Fresh Lime Juice
15ml Simple Syrup or 1 Tsp. Sugar

Rim a martini glass with Crème de cassis and sugar**. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the martini glass. Finish the cocktail with a drop of Crème de cassis on top.

Busy Beauty – Miranda


60ml SKYY Vodka
3 Red Grapes
2 Basil Leaves
15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
20ml Simple Syrup or 1 Tsp. Sugar

Muddle grapes and basil leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add SKYY Vodka, lemon juice and
simple syrup/sugar with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish
with a basil leaf on the surface of the drink.

Fabulous Flirt – Samantha

image 40ml SKYY Vodka
30ml Fresh Orange Juice
15ml Simple Syrup or 1 Tsp. Sugar
1 Lemon Squeeze
5 Raspberries

Squeeze and drop lemon squeeze into a cocktail shaker. Add raspberries, SKYY Vodka, orange juice and
simple syrup/sugar with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Squeeze lemon disk over
drink skin side out to spritz cocktail – then bend and drop into drink. Garnish in addition with a raspberry
lightly dusted with powdered sugar on pick.

Pretty Princess – Charlotte


40ml SKYY Vodka
80ml Lemon Lime Soda
1 Lemon Squeeze
10ml Red Wine

Squeeze and drop lemon squeeze into a cocktail shaker with SKYY Vodka and lemon lime soda. Fill
cocktail shaker with ice and stir. Strain into a tall Collins glass with fresh ice. Float red wine over top of
drink as garnish. Serve with a skinny black straw.

Mr. New York – Mr. Big


60ml SKYY Vodka
15ml Wild Turkey 101
20ml Cola
2 bar spoons Maraschino Cherry Juice

Combine SKYY Vodka, Wild Turkey Bourbon, cherry juice and cola into cocktail shaker with ice and stir.
Pour into a double rocks glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

SKYY Vodka will also be having an amazing giveaway to be announced soon.

It’s one of those things that I want a bottle for my bar!

Madame B


Review: Trilogy Everything Balm

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Well the names says it all -“Everything Balm” really is for everything, and in this economic climate its always a bonus to be able to purchase a product that is so  multi-useful. Another plus is the completely environmentally friendly packaging, 100% natural active fair trade ingredients and fragrances and no animal testing.

“Everything in here is real and natural and has no preservatives, creating beauty that is only skin deep, because no-one really cares about having good looking tonsils.”

This multi-tasker helps to save you time and money, its a great moisturiser for all skin types. Helps to hydrate your skin, great for the body, chapped lips, nails and cuticles, as a massage oil and also can be used to sooth nappy rash ( an alternative to mineral oil based baby care).

everythingbalm2One of the great things about the Everything Balm is the packaging, besides the cute little pouch it comes in it also features a spatula which makes it hygienic to scoop out what you need and doesn’t contaminate the rest of the tub! I found this very appealing as I use it mainly on my heels and lips. ( you are probably aware by now how I can be a tad OCD where hygiene is concerned)

If you have ever tried the Elizabeth Arden 8hour cream (still also a firm favourite as well) I would compare it to that, yes that’s how good it is!

I have been using this for well over a month now and I’ve barely used much at all, I can see this lasting a long time. All you need is a tiny scoop because when you heat it up in your hands it spreads very well.

This can be bought in two handy sizes the 95ml $30AUD(this is huge and will last a VERY long time, pictured) and 45ml $18AUD(perfect for travelling with). The ingredients include: 100% free-range honey, coconut oil, marula oil, rosehip oil, extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil and evening primrose oil.

everythingbalmI could possibly go on and on about how impressed I am with the product but I don’t want to ramble on forever. Instead I’ll leave you with another picture of the product.




Madame B


This was given to me, but as always opinions are my own. I wouldn’t waste my time or yours by talking up a product I didn’t like or find useful!

Review : Macadamia Natural Oil

oil vial 10ml-flat HR

Basically I think that this stuff (for my hair) is amazing.



here’s the ad/commercial and example video…
and website

Have you tried these products?? What do you think?

Madame B


Benefit Smokin’ Eyes palette

They say,

"Benefit Smokin’ Eyes is a complete brow and eye kit to create a sexy, smoky professional look. Each kit contains eye bright, three eye shadows in pink, pewter and deep charcoal, liner, shaping wax, a fluff shadow / hard angle brush, tiny tweezers and an illustrated lesson."


image I say,

Retailing at $68(AUD) this nifty little palette contains not only all you need to create that smouldering smokey eye but is also versatile enough for many other looks. I was originally planning on creating a smokey eye with the palette, but then I realised that since it already contains instructions to in a cute booklet I might as well show you that it can be used for other looks too.

Both the eyebright and pencil liner can be used as base shadows or the original intended use as a highlight and liner. The shadows can be used all together to create a smokey eye or individually to create other looks. Having added the brow wax, ‘tweezies’ and dual ended applicator this is also a great idea if you are staying overnight somewhere or travelling. All else you would need would be a multi-purpose lip and cheek product, such a poise-tint, mascara and maybe a gloss or a balm.


Here is the tutorial I created with this palette, hope you like it!


Madame B


Review -MOR Little Luxuries


Hey dolls,

Here is my review for MOR’s Little Luxuries range, the set I’m reviewing is the Lychee Flower scent.


(I didn’t leave the tin at my friends, I have no idea what I did with it 🙁 )

Sorry, been MIA yet again. It has been a busy week.


Madame B


Sale’s (Australian)

Ok I thought I’d post about a few sales I noticed.

Ozsale has

  • Boots
  • Loreal
  • Garnier

Buy Invite has Clarins packs.

Target has

  • $4 off Covergirl
  • $3 off Rimmel
  • $5 off Max Factor face, lips or nails
  • $4 off Maybelline face range
  • and if you buy and Revlon Foundation you get a free lip product

Myer’s Beauty Book specials are still going (21st March), which include

  • Trilogy Buy 2 get 3rd free
  • MOR Little Luxuries spend $39.95 on MOR range and get a canvas tote free
  • Natio has a 8 piece gift when you spend $35 or more
  • Sugarbaby is 20% off
  • Chi Chi spend $30 and get an eyeshadow palette, mascara, eyeliner all in a Chi Chi cosmetic bag
  • Laura Mercier has a gift valued at $160 if you spend $99 or more

They also have the Myer beauty treats bag valued over $115 for only $14.95 when you spend $30 or more in the brands featured in the bag

All of these are obviously whilst stock lasts!

Madame B



Sophia Loren Inspired with Benefit Smokin’ Eyes Palette

I really wanted to do a Sophia Loren look and I also wanted to show you that palettes can be used for other looks than intended.

I wish I could have gotten great picture of the look  but unfortunately I didn’t. This is a screen cap, hence the bad quality.


So here’s the video

Sorry that the lighting isn’t great!

The Benefit Palette was given to me for PR consideration, please don’t think this influences my opinion. As you can see the palette is versatile and you can use it for other purposes than just a Smokey eye, you can see from the tutorial!
The Primer was given to me by a fellow blogger for reviewing purposes and I won the Napoleon liner.

This is a tad on the dramatic side but you know me I can’t help it!

For more about the palette I wrote up a review here

Madame B