What a Beautiful Bouquet: It’s Summer in Italy, Circa 1950, and the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 Bouquet Collection Is in Bloom

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Dolce & Gabbana Bouquet Collection

Someone’s a very sleepy sheepy out here (that would be me)…


I’m actually so beat right now that these pieces from the new Dolce & Gabbana Bouquet collection are barely speeding up my heartbeat at all.

And that’s freaky weird because I’m all over these rainbow shades and the mix of shimmers and creams.

The 18-piece release for spring/summer has some fun, flirty bits for eyes, lips and nails. The theme: 1950s Italian summers.

Okay, I’m down. I like the ’50s, Italy and summers, so it sounds like a win to me. 🙂

What do ya think? And how about those pastel nail lacquers? Even exhausted, I think my heart just skipped a beat.

dolce gabbana bouquet collection eyeshadow quad
Smooth Eye Color Quad in Bouquet 152 (new), $59

dolce gabbana bouquet collection eyeliner
Crayon Intense Eyeliners in Shimmer (repromote), Lilac (repromote), Agave (repromote), Lemon (new), Acqua (new) and Mint (new), $29 each

dolce gabbana bouquet collection lipgloss
Lipglosses from the top to bottom: Acqua (repromote), Raspberry (new), Innocence (repromote), Shimmer (repromote) and Pink Diamond (repromote), $29 each

dolce gabbana bouquet collection nail lacquer
Nail Lacquers from the left: Rose Petal (new), Lemon (new), Mint (new), Anise (new), Acqua (new) and Lilac (new), $20 each

The collection arrives next month at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online at saks.com.

Model shot…


Is it Friday yet? Almost? This week didn’t feel like a week at all. I swear, it was just Monday, and we were doing the Monday Poll.

Well, I hope you still had a productive week. Do you have any plans lined up for the weekend?

My only goal, other than attending to my cat’s needs, is to spend some quality time watching TV on the couch, and if a big cup of frozen yogurt happens to appear, yeah, that would be great. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Oh wow, loving the nail polish and lip gloss colors! Can’t wait for swatches!
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  2. Ahh, what adorable pastels! I don’t think I’ve ever been quite this excited about pastels before, but for whatever reason, I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for Easter this year.

    Anyhow – those polishes look absolutely divine. I can’t wait for your swatches, Karen! 😉
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  3. Innocence looks gorgeous!
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  4. Karen B says:

    I’m really loving those nail lacquers. Very pretty for spring 🙂

  5. gio says:

    Everything looks gorgeous, especially the polishes!
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  6. nabel says:

    Swatches please!

  7. Let says:

    Love the look of the polishes and eyeliners (especially Lemon and Acqua) 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Let,

      Lemon looks like so much fun. How would you wear it? I’m thinking maybe along the upper lash line.

      • Let says:

        Yup, I never saw yellow eyeliner before 🙂

        Maybe wear it with blues and light golds? I would definitely wear it along the upper lash line though.. Every time I try wearing liners along lower lash line I look weird…

        • Maygan says:

          This is such a fun collection! I am practicaly begging people to let me try it on them! The yellow liner first and then the bright blue over it except in the middle is a really fun pop of color. It makes it fade from blue to lime green to yellow! The lipgloss is already sold out. Its such a beautiful shade and has so much pigment.

          Cant wait to see your swatches!

  8. J.Q. says:

    The collection looks delicious! It reminds me of Easter candy. 🙂 These pretty pastels have brightened up my day, it’s been cold and raining all week in the bay area, with more rain to come, *sigh* anyway, I’m excited for your swatches, especially the eyeliners in Lemon, Acqua, and Mint!

    • Karen says:

      Hi J.Q.,

      I feel ya. It’s gloomy and gray up here in the North Bay. I know we need the water, but I still can’t help but miss the sun.

      Got any exciting weekend plans?

  9. Agata says:

    I love the colors, can’t wait for the swacthes. The Eyeshadows look pretty and so do the nail polishes.

    As far as weekend plans, I am working all weekend but tonight I am going to a Monthy Python themed birthday party of a friend 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata,

      Dolce & Gabbana has been hitting it out of the park lately, especially with their nail colors. Have you seen the collection released before this one, Khol? It’s like the complete opposite — all moody, dark and rich! I love it.

      Anywho, I can safely say that I’ve never been to a Monty Phython-themed birthday party. It sounds like fun, though. Are you going to dress up?

  10. Adrienne says:

    Zomg, that eyeshadow palette, WANT! I love the choice of colors in it! And the nail polishes just reignited my pms-ing craving for candy! They kind of remind me of Jordan Almonds or something…

  11. artemis says:

    AWWWWW! Tabs looks SO CUTE! hehehe .<

  12. Nina says:

    the quad and the liners pls. thank you very much. 😀

  13. Rachael says:

    I love that Lilac polish, it’s the same color as my sun room!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachael,

      Just wanted to say in case I didn’t talk to you before tomorrow that I hope everything goes smoothly. Congrats again on your wedding! I’m very happy for you. 🙂

  14. Anamika says:

    Hi Karen,

    I jst can’t take off my eyes from these 🙂 loved them..
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  15. Stèphanie says:

    Every single thing looks amazing! Love the polishes! Great pastels.
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  16. Jemica says:

    Oooh! Those colors are gorgeous-especially the polishes and I’m not usually excited about nail polish. Can’t wait to see some swatches.

  17. SO MANY PRETTY COLORS! It’s mind-boggling! Can’t wait to see your swatches and review!

    I love this picture of Tabs! xx
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  18. Lisa T says:

    Can’t wait for swatches! I always love spring colors 😀
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  19. Mush says:

    I’m seeing some nice things from Dolce & Gabbana but where do you buy their cosmetics?

  20. Amanda says:

    OMG, I’m drooling! Everything is so fresh and pretty, love it!
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  21. Sheila says:

    I love sorbet/pastel colours!

  22. destine2grow says:

    I am really loving the nail polish. They are so perfect for Easter. I wouldn’t mind investing in a few of them.

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