The Beauty Critic

Category: nails

HIGHLIGHTS #26

China moves toward ending mandatory animal testing, an interview with the enigmatic Serge Lutens, Mi-Anne Chan goes beauty dumpster diving, and why the Yeehaw Agenda will make you crave cowhide.

Tendency: Cherry Bomb

Having been named the horniest fruit, the cherry certainly has some symbolic and stylistic clout. Its likeness goes in and out of style, whether that’s as colours, shapes or scents, and I say we’re in full throttle cherry mania right now. In fashion, patterns featuring this evocative ...

Highlights #19

This time of year is usually my favourite – the languid heat of August and September, the fresh start of post-holiday returns to school and work and society, the abundance of delicious produce and the fall beauty launches are what I look forward to all year. However, this heat wave is murder ...

Highlights #15

It’s March, and I’m itching for spring which shows no sign of appearing. If I could see a crocus or snowdrop I might find hope, but so far there’s nothing. At least we can all find comfort in the fact that the sun now rises at an appropriate hour – day and night are no longer ...

Saffron’s Guide to Claws and Paws

One of the things I am routinely complimented on is my hands and nails – they’re kind of the most well-kept part of my body (and I talk with my hands a lot so I guess they grab attention flapping about) so I do have a great nail care routine. So, since I’m apparently a hand- and ...

Tendency ; Ray of Sunshine

*This post contains affiliate links* Yellow is happening whether you like it or not. It is the colour of so many good things – sunflowers, cute baby chicks, mustard (yum), egg yolks (yum!!), french fries (can you tell I’m hungry?) Beyoncé wore a mustard dress in the Hold Up video for ...

Brands I’m dying to see in Sweden

I like to fantasize about being a buyer. While I have no clue about the intricacies of the profession, I like the idea of choosing special things for a living. Chic, cute, fabulous stuff that you can’t get just anywhere – I obsess over this on sleepless nights and literally keep a list ...

Pink & Rosy

I mentioned in my last nail art post that I’m not exactly adept at nail art, and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. Luckily, there’s a whole industry aimed at butterfingered fools like me, producing all sorts of wonderfully tacky DIY nail art products that let you wear everything ...