Home Fragrance

I’ve long been an opponent of home fragrance – haunted by overwhelming yankee candle gourmet scents and those creepy automatic air fresheners – but I have, so to speak, been warming up to the idea of a candle or spritz. I’ve caught myself spraying perfume on my pillow before a nap, or sneaking some scented bath products into my bathroom cabinet (you might argue that that doesn’t count as home fragrance,...

Weekend, #3 – belated!

Swedish MUA Linda Hallberg announces her own brand of multi-use cosmetics. I think multi-use products are a great concept – original and contemporary. I’m excited to try it! Herbivore Botanicals has been picked up by mainstream retailers. I’m not a big fan of ‘natural’ cosmetics, but I do love the sophisticated packaging. Korean beauty brand Tony Moly has launched a collab with Pokémon, featuring hand cream, sheet masks, cushion blushes...

How Important is Packaging?

Something you hear over and over again in beauty reviews are comments on packaging – it’s often the first thing brought up by a reviewer. A lipstick bullet can be described as heavy, luxurious, or cheap and flimsy. That popular palette may be criticised for being too thick, or the material lacking durability. And this is not so strange – many of us are visual creatures, after all. Myself included –...