Monday, October 29, 2012

t! Autumn Issue

The moment we've all been waiting for...

The Autumn issue is out now.

A sneak peek at my beauty pages to follow...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Marc Jacobs - Dot

In the words of the man himself... 

“I don’t think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot…”   -Marc Jacobs

The newest addition to Marc Jacob's fragrance line comes the aptly titles 'Dot'.  I've never been a big fan of his bags - but he can dab my wrists any day!  There is something quite ornamental about perfume bottle design and I often find it painful to throw away such gorgeous shelf pieces - hence there sits a variety of (almost) empty bottles of fragrance lurking in every corner. I finally felt it was time to ditch the Daisy and head for the Dot!

First and foremost - the bottle! I've always loved the childlike references to MJ's signature floral structured lids, and this lady-bird themed story is no different.  A mix of red and black, with scattered butterflies surprisingly captures the essence of the fragrance really well.  Fruity, but not overpowering, feminine, but with a little mystery, juicy, but still very ladylike.  Love it!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Essie - Neon Pink Lights

So my last post about Essie was far from favourable... but they do have some gorgeous colours.  That doesn't mean I'm now their biggest fan, just am a victim of the seduction of a bright nail polish.  I have been on the look out for brights and neons this summer so couldn't resist when I stumbled on Essie's Poppy Razzi collection (pronounced paparazzi?!).  A summer collection of neon shades of Lights (a beautiful neon pink), Camera (a coral red), Action (a clementine like orange), and Bazooka (a brighter vibrant orange).  

Here I'm wearing Lights - please ignore the smudges i was obviously doing this on the beach!  Essie recommend using a white under coat to really bring out the colour, but this was done on bare nail.  I think it looks great, currently my favourite polish!!

Take a peek at the others in the collection:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Top 10 Beach Beauty Essentials

Jetting off for some summer sun requires a well thought out beauty routine.  Harsh sun rays and drying sea salt are not friends for your skin.  Let me share with you my beach beauty essentials to prevent damage and leave you looking beautifully radiant. A recent trip to a Balinese paradise only needed a handful (or small make up bag full) of beauty essentials.

15 times longer in the sun! With a built in insect repellent.  Remember to re-apply after a dip in the pool.

My favourite moisturiser! SPF 30 for the face, as this is more sensitive to the sun (and i'm quite pale).  And it really does sparkle.  From day one, I didn't even want to wear my BB cream.

The newest mascara from Lancome - curling and ultra volumous. Only one coat needed (and not on a beach day)

You need a bit of colour on holiday so I opted for something neutral.  The slightest hint of pink and really moisturising.  

My 'cannot live without' product!
The only bit of 'base' I needed the entire holiday. Who cares if you have a few blemishes on holiday - ditch the  foundation and the tinted moisturiser and only grab your essentials.

The limited edition shimmer brick of the summer season.  Only a light dusting for the evening is needed.  It really brings out your holiday glow and wakens up your face.  Also great to accentuate your tan once your back on home turf.

Can't have a sunshine getaway without a bit of neon.  My absolute favourite from Essie's 'Lights Camera Action' collection.

Great for cooling down in the sun, or even re-hydrating on a long haul flight.  Just a light spritz on your face does the trick.

Ultra soothing and cooling for skin that's been in the piping hot sun all day.  Also great to sooth any mozzy bites, and apparently helps to prolong your tan!

I still need a moisturising cream for night, and this gel from Biotherm is great. Like the aloe vera is cools and soothes, re-hydrating your skin.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sunshine Nails

It's taken me a while to jump on this trend as I've always thought that there is almost something 'jaundice' about yellow nails. I've seen the pastel yellows, which i've never quite fallen for, and the neon yellows I'm not brave enough to try.. And then there is canary yellow, with something quite childlike about it. Now this caught my attention, and what better way to test out a shade with something cheap and cheerful by Kiko (£1.50) at Westfield White City. And cheerful it is..although quality is not fab, I'm loving the colour!

Friday, July 20, 2012

YSL Touch Eclat Foundation

After years of daily dabbing of the iconic YSL Touche Éclat pen - 1 sold every 10 seconds don't you know - i am ecstatic over the launch of the foundation! Cannot wait to have this in my life.  With 22 different shades, I'm sure that won't be a problem... watch this space.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Another gel nail fix

Absolutely adore a gel polish! A bit of pampering and 2 to 3 weeks of flawless nails. This time I got a lovely little deal at Annabel's in Knightsbridge.. A gorgeous boutique salon reminiscent of the souks of the middle east. Opting for a neon pink (most popular shade of the month so I'm told). The picture doesn't do the shade justice, it's a real flouro shade by Daisy. I've not tried Daisy before but gives a real glossy finish. What do you think?

Check out Annabel's Nail Salon, Beauchamp Street, Knightsbridge.