Dannii Minogue Petites collection for Target

Over the years Target has released some great ‘Designers for Target’ collaborations and the soon to be released Dannii Minogue Petites collection is no exception!

Dannii Minogue petitesThe stylish mum and judge of Ch 7′s X Factor has paired with Target to release a collection with petite body shapes in mind with a fairly wide range of sizes.

A lot of people associate the word ‘petite’ with being skinny as well as being of a smaller stature, but that is not the case with this collection, as the range will be available in sizes 4-16.

Dannii says, “If you’ve ever had to take up the sleeves of a garment, found the shoulders are too wide or the body of an outfit is too long, then you are a petite shape – regardless if you’re a size 4 or 16.”

With my height being just under 5’7″ I would hardly be considered ‘petite’, however there are a few pieces in the collection that I think I could work into my wardrobe. I sometimes find that clothing that is not labeled as petite can make me look shorter, even though I have an hourglass body shape. My shoulders aren’t very broad either, so suit jackets or blazers can sometimes look boxy or too big on me.

Below are some of my favourite pieces, that I will definitely be checking out when the collection hits selected Target stores and online on August 7th.

dannii minogue petitesI love swing tops, but sometimes I find the ‘arm holes’ can be too big and I don’t like that you can see your bra under them! Hopefully, being designed for petite frames, I won’t have this problem in the top above. This top also comes in white (below).

Dannii Minogue petitesDannii minogue petitesI absolutely adore this blazer! My arms aren’t particularly long (in proportion to my height), but I think if I go up a size to what I normally buy, the sleeves will fit me better.

dannii minogue petitesMy most favourite piece in the collection is the spotted trench, so pretty and lady-like. Again, hopefully the sleeves will fit okay on me. I might just cry it doesn’t fit me right!

The Dannii Minogue Petites collection for Target will launch in-store and online on August 7,  2014. The first collection will be followed by two more in the six months following and will be available in selected Target stores across the country as well as online. Prices will range from $39 to $89.

Will you be checking out the collection?


Swatch Saturday: Essence Dark Romance

After seeing many bloggers post photos on instagram recently of the new Essence Dark Romance collection, I decided to check the collection out myself yesterday.

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The collection is described as ‘Gothic glamour’, but my first thought was ‘vampire’! It reminds me a bit of Essence’s previous Twilight: Breaking Dawn collection, except this collection is a bit darker.

Essence Dark Romance collection consists of 2x eye shadow quads, 2x eye pencils, 2x lipsticks, 2x lip gloss ‘effects’, cream highlighter, 2x Velvet mousse blushes, 4x Nail polishes, nail art decorating kit and some body tattoos.

I picked up 4 products from the collection, including Velvet mouse blush in ’01 Painted Love’, Lip gloss effects in ’01 Black Shadow’, lipsticks in ’01 Red Romance’ and ’02 Painted Love’.

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 Velvet Mousse blush in ’01 Painted Love’

essence dark romanceIt looks quite scary in the jar, but I promise you it does blend out a lot! (see swatches below)

essence dark romanceLeft: unblended. Right: blended (sorry it doesn’t photograph well, but you get the idea)
I think this would be a great blush to apply under foundation, for a natural flush of colour on your cheeks.

 Lip gloss effects in ’01 Black Shadow’essence dark romance

I am looking forward to trying this gloss out, it looks interesting! (swatch at the end)

Lipstick in ’01 Red Romance’
essence dark romanceA beautiful berry shade, perfect for winter!

Lipstick in ’02 Painted Love’
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 I already own so many reds and this is most likely a dupe for one I already own. At first I thought it was a blue based red, but it is actually more of a coral-red. (maybe I don’t have one the same! lol)

essence dark romanceTop to bottom: Lipstick in ’01 Red Romance’, Lipstick in ’02 Painted Love’, Lip Gloss effects in ’01 Black shadow’

Have you checked out the Essence Dark Romance collection yet? The collection is available at Priceline stores (not sure if it’s available at Target also)