So far my Beauty Advent goodie bag has failed to throw out any real exciting shades, well, apart from my lovely Liv’s Lips from Givenchy, but that’s always a winner. Here are the latest (somewhat boring) shades: Monday 10th December: Crimson Crystal Super Stay 24 Hour by Maybelline (on a side note, ‘Super Stay’ this is not, ‘Super […]
Last December, in an attempt to disprove the commonly held belief that I own too many lipsticks, I embarked on the first annual ‘Beauty Advent’. On the eve of 30th November I place all my lipsticks, glosses, stains and balms into a box and each morning through December I chose a lipshade at random. Like […]
Trying to sort the “essentials” from the “surplus”. Turns out everything is essential.
After a 13 hour day packed with buses, planes and snoozing I’m back from one of the hottest holidays I’ve ever enjoyed. Seville ladies and gents! Imagine basking in a pre-heated oven then blasting a hairdryer onto your face in replace of a refreshing breeze. But aside from that I loved every minute, we ate too […]
Sometimes one lip colour at a time just isn’t enough, especially when you’re stomping down the runway for Prabal Gurung. After seeing the blooming lovely lips on the Gurung models I suffered an attack of make-up jealousy, I want to try it, but when could I? Alas, I don’t frequent runways and photo shoots, could […]
Jessie J’s choice of lipstick for The Voice on Saturday night was a hotly discussed topic on Twitter. It was juicy, it was bright, and honestly, it had to be mine. After a few minutes Twitter sieving I found the shade ‘Morange’ from the ever reliable MAC. Now, I’m not one for casinos and bets, […]
Everyone knows the key to lipstick looking lickable is a super smooth lip base; nobody likes flaky lips. As an avid collector of lipsticks (37 and counting) I’ve been a great believer in the age old ritual of tooth-brush buffing and Nivea coating, that is until I was persuaded to try something different and altogether […]
*WARNING* This post contains a rant. It may get mean. You’d think, would you not, that should you work for a make-up brand giant, which I shan’t name MAC; and this highly regarded company, MAC, provide tools, product and artists for some of the most influential runway shows of Fashion Week; not to mention this make-up heavyweight, MAC, […]