December 26th, 2018
Merry Christmas! I trust that you are having a blessed time with your loved ones this holiday season. It has been an unbelievably busy month for me, and I spent a week in Maldives with my family doing absolutely nothing and it was the best ever! My 6-yo boy (with my help) will be posting up videos of the trip on his youtube channel (here!) starting with a feature of our seaplane ride, so please show some love by hitting the link to subscribe!
I received a ton of PR gifts this season and unfortunately was not able to share all of them here on the blog in time. Particularly, the wonderful folks at Lunasol sent across the entire AW2018 makeup collection a month ago. I was really torn between just posting pictures on Instagram for the sake of expediency, but as I dug into the individual pieces, I realized they’re really too beautiful to miss out on the blog. So am posting them here today, full swatches of everything and my quick thoughts on them – enjoy!
October 14th, 2018
Chantecaille is all about that effortless beauty, and this Fall the brand takes inspiration from the splendor of Kenya. The eyes are dressed in shimmering hues of sunset, and lips are draped in lush richness.
October 1st, 2018
Fall is upon us again, and in many ways, it is my favorite season of the year. I love the cooler climate combining with a certain richness in the air to emit a beguiling fragrance. Last year, Jo Malone London took us deep into the English forest; and this time around we are taking a walk through the woodlands as evening falls… twining between trees and shrubs, honeysuckle flourishes. Its red tinted blooms and fruits emitting a sweet, heady scent that changes throughout the day.
September 24th, 2018
THREE Cosmetics seems to have taken an interesting turn in its makeup aesthetics, moving ever farther away from the generic girlie cuteness that most Japanese brands are prone to, setting the pace with graphic editorial looks. The latest feature look for the Wild Cosmic Child A/W 2018 collection looks futuristic and mod, with a distinctly British vibe, which is neither cosmic nor wild. Regardless, if you consider the ability to transcend different genres, and stride boldly in an ever-challenging urban society, then you have finally found the mark.
September 20th, 2018
I have not acquired any new Dior makeup in a long time, preferring to invest in their fashion accessories instead. But I couldn’t resist the latest Dior en Diable collection for Fall 2018, especially the 5 Couleurs Rouge en Diable eyeshadow palettes. There are 2, I resisted the urge to pick up both of them, and chose the more sophisticated Volcanic.
September 9th, 2018
Hello friends! It has been surprisingly nice here in Cologne this time of the year, and I’ve been booked in a shoebox of a hotel room this round, so I’ve tried to spend most of my time outside. I had initially thought I’d have so much time to myself that I can catch up on blog posts, but instead I’ve just been crashing the moment I get back. Today I took off to Dusseldorf for a spot of shopping, you can take a peek on my Instagram stories.
Before I turn in for the night again, I would like to show you my latest purchase from SUQQU AW2018’s collection. The brand used to send me their collections, but somehow I seemed to have been dropped from their recent PR musical chairs. It’s sad because I love SUQQU and have always done my best to get thorough reviews out before the official launches, no matter how late the press drops show up. But in a way it has been sort of liberating and I no longer feel any pressure to get the features out. The latest season looked so pretty though, and in a pleasant turn of events, I was actually able to get hold of it on Selfridges!