The Oscars 2017 – A Scent-ercise

I love awards time, I really do! I love to browse through the photographs in the morning after to see who wore what, and obviously cast my ‘thumbs up/down’ vote instantaneously as I go along. It’s a bit exciting for me to see the actresses’ outfits, make-up and hairstyles at awards ceremonies, I can’t explain why,…

Le Parfum Eclat D’Or EDP by ELIE SAAB

I am a magpie and a packaging snob when it comes to perfumes. They have to come in pretty bottles to catch my attention from the very start, deal is – it looks good it smells good! OBVIOUSLY this isn’t a rule and it sounds silly when said out loud, but in my head the…

My Autumn Wardrobe – PERFUME

In today’s post I briefly tell you about two Autumn-y perfumes that I am  wearing on rotation these days, and a third one which is on my ‘whishlist’ mostly because a girl can dream and all that jazz. Plus it’s a Tom Ford so that covers it. Any excuse to talk about T.F., dontchathink?      …

The Essentials Eyeshadow Palette 2016 by CLARINS

I love CLARINS as a brand, I genuinely love it! I love its colour makeup line especially the variety of their bases, their lip products and I love their skincare which of course, is of premium quality. What Clarins have however not mastered yet in my honest opinion, is eyeshadows. I am yet to find a  shadow…

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oils

The Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oils (will refer to them as ‘the lip oils’ going forward) were first launched in 2015, in two shades, a clear one – Shade ’01 – Honey’ and a pink Shade ’02-Raspberry’. This Summer saw a third shade launched on the market – Shade ’03 – Red Berry’. And…

NARCISO Eau de Parfum Poudree by N. RODRIGUEZ

As I write this, I open the ever so elegant box and carefully pull out the weighty, blush colored, opaque (painted on the inside) bottle of perfume, and in an instant I cannot help but admire its simplicity and the way it tells me a story without even removing its square lid with the Designer’s name engraved in it. And…

Matt Matt Lipsticks by ESSENCE

I was always a bright lipstick kind of girl, I used to wear bright pinks, oranges, and corals and reds like nobody’s business. Something however changed along the way, and I now find myself gravitating towards more toned-down shades like dusty mauves, soft browns, muted pinks etc (thank you Kylie J. for resurrecting these), all in all…

‘Coach Eau de Parfum’ by COACH

COACH isn’t a brand I personally know well. Sure, I’ve heard of their iconic handbags but being an American brand, I haven’t seen it around much to know more about it. That being said, I most definitely have heard of their most famous fragrance to date – Coach ‘Poppy’ – a perfume I’ve never smelt myself but which…

Flowerbomb EDP by VIKTOR & ROLF

By now even your pet has 100% heard of Viktor & Rolf’s ‘Flowerbomb’, a scent so iconic it’s more than likely in the top 5 most popular perfumes in the world, up there together with Chanel’s ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ and Lancome’s more recent hit ‘La Vie Est Belle’. And when you have such success with a…

Acquired Make-Up Tips

    I’ve been an avid make-up wearer since I was 14, for exactly 18 years that is (can’t believe I just wrote that!), and I have learnt a good few things along the way, things I thought I’d share with you today. Now the tips I am about to share are generally not something…

Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

I bought this a good while back as part  of the NIP&FAB ‘Party Prep Glycolic Set’,  from TK Maxx (I don’t think this particular set is on the market any longer though)  together with a foaming cleanser -which I do not use as I don’t like any foaming face products.  I only bought this because a)  it was…

StylPro Make-Up Brush Cleaner

Back in August I was gifted the StylPro brush cleaner on my birthday. It barely came as a surprise since I practically ‘ordered’ it, and  I can confirm that it is probably among the best b-day gifts I have ever received. WHAT IS IT? It’s a fairly new on the market, easy-to-use device/kit that CLEANS and DRIES your brushes in SECONDS…