beauty

Is this your perfect-match foundation?



Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation

As far as matte finish foundations go, the Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation is pretty good. Matte and velvet foundations aren’t really my bag (I prefer dewy) but this goes on beautifully, doesn’t sink into my dry cheeks and has great staying power. (more…)



Spring forward – ten trends to try for 2017



Prada ss17 feathers

OK, I know trends and seasons are ‘dead’ and all that but I can’t help it, trend-speak is ingrained in me! I’m counting the days* til I can shrug off the sixteen layers of padded coats and woollens and prance around in ‘crisp cotton shirts’ and barely there shorts. (Yeah right, I have not worn shorts in this country for at least ten years.)

So here’s my own, personal what-I-want-to-wear-this-spring top ten. (more…)



Dior SS17 ad campaign – hair goals



Dior SS17 ad campaign

Gotta love this ethereal-with-attitude Dior ss17 ad campaign featuring twins Ruth and May Bell shot by Brigitte Lacombe. Although as good as the clothes and photography are, I mainly have eyes for Ruth Bell’s fluffy elfin crop… (more…)



Bobbi Brown’s legacy and skincare heroes



Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint

News broke yesterday that Bobbi Brown is leaving the brand she founded in 1991 by the end of the year. Wait, Whaaaat?!

Bobbi is queen of the natural ‘you but better’ look that we all love – groomed, dewy-skinned, bronze-cheeked, just-glossy-enough caramel-lipped, a look that defined the nineties and early 2000s. (more…)