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Cire Trudon – the sweet smell of spring



Cire Trudon Les Belles Matieres

Last Wednesday, in the first properly spring-like week of the year, I got a fabulous whiff of the new Cire Trudon candles. There are three in the Les Belles Matieres range – a fruit, a wood and a floral.

Jasmine seems to be everywhere at the moment, so if you like this sweet, full-bodied floral, you’ll love the India-inspired ‘Madurai’ candle (buy it here). (more…)



Gentlewoman style: The chain necklace



Sophie Buhai short silver chain

One of my personal ‘style signifiers’ is a short gold chain necklace. It’s a delicate slither of a thing with dainty handcuffs as a clasp and it gets a big mention in my book, The New Garconne: How to be a Modern Gentlewoman (*cough* perfect mothers day gift idea *cough*).

For something so discreet it gets a lot of compliments! (more…)



Positive beauty: Chantecaille’s no make-up make-up eye trio



Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Matte trio of eyeshadows

For day to day, I’m all about a cream eyeshadow. Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre in Rouge-Gorge is my go-to when I want to look ‘awake’ (it’s orange in the pot but more of a tan wash on the lid) and the cream-stick formulations from Bobbi Brown and Chanel are amazing for giving a little iridescence for evening. I just put them on with my finger and blend. (more…)



Why Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss is a winner



Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss

What’s your can’t-live-without make-up product? After foundation and concealer (boring!), mine’s lip gloss. It may fade in and out of fashion but it’s never far from my face, especially now when everyone’s banging on about matte lipstick (gag) and ombre lips (just, no).

Coming next week is Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss, a new formulation of 24 moisturising shades with seductive names like Opulence, Decadent and Impulsion. (more…)