May 22nd, 2018
The Royal Wedding had us all enthralled last weekend, although to be honest I missed the live telecast and had to catch up online. What impressed me most was the beautiful #MarkleSparkle, her glowy skin and airy gossamer play of colour that is so elegant and pure. I loved that moment during the ceremony when she snuck a sideways glance at her husband, and the most genuine shy smile broke across her face. That look really sang out to me in more ways than I can imagine, not least of which is how the transparency of it all is so on trend for this season. Though it is rumoured that Meghan Markle wore Dior makeup, I am personally favouring Chanel’s take with the Éclat et Transparence Collection for Cruise 2018.
February 18th, 2018
I hope it is still Spring where you are at, because I have a lot more to show you. It feels like the year is on accelerators, and I won’t be surprised I wake up tomorrow to find half the year has gone by. Let’s make the moment count, by taking a walk through the pretty RMK Spring 2018 Makeup Collection! Titled Chic Light, RMK has created a whole new collection of novel products to bring out that spring-time glow. Expect sheer colors that reflect dewy freshness, and lots of gorgeous pastel hues. I have swatches of the entire collection, enjoy!
January 23rd, 2018
The coming Lunar year will feature the Chinese zodiac of the dog, and Innisfree celebrates that with one of my favourite characters – Snoopy! I have really fond memories of my adolescent years spent with the cast of Peanuts, and their laid-back yet incredibly insightful philosophies about life. Snoopy never says a single word, yet that self-assured grin of his always makes me feel good about myself. Special occasions, especially Valentines Day, is always a big deal and well celebrated in Snoopy’s world, and so it is apt that all the elements come together nicely with the latest Innisfree x Snoopy Collection.
January 7th, 2018
Welcome to the first #ManiMonday post of 2018!! I finally soaked off my gel manicure, and am able to properly swatch a couple of nail polishes from the Chanel Neapolis Collection. There are 4 shades to choose from, each one inspired by the colors of Napoli. There is a sweet pastel pink to tease the spring, a classic red, and a couple of Le Vernis that are more exotic and unexpected. As you can probably guess, I went for the latter.
November 12th, 2017
I hadn’t done a straightforward nail post here on the blog in a while, and I thought it might be a nice change of pace. Marc Jacobs Beauty released a capsule collection straight off their A/W2017 fashion runway show recently, and there are 2 new limited edition Hi-shine Nail Lacquers that I’d like to show you today.
August 21st, 2017
Chanel’s latest Fall / Winter 2017 makeup collection may be the most exciting one yet. Inspired by her Californian road trip, Lucia Pica has managed to capture the grittiness of average Americanism as well as the rugged beauty of the vast state. This collection resonates with me because it really reminded me of my years living in California. At the same time, I think the variety of hues and textures make this a collection that will speak to every one of us according to our needs. I have quite a number of pieces to show you, so I have decided to split things over 2 posts, starting with the first half today.