HIGHLIGHTS #14

I started highlights (formerly known as weekend since I had the foolish ambition to post them every weekend) as a way to share the most interesting happenings in beauty with a sprinkling of current events and feminism. Now it’s been a little over a year, and it’s still one of the most fun things to put together – like a potpourri of goodies to read with a cup of tea...

HIGHLIGHTS #9

NARS is launching a beautiful Man Ray-themed holiday collection this year – those eye palettes are so up my alley! I really enjoy the way NARS features photographers in their limited collections. Accompanied by gorgeous photographs, this article on the centuries-old art of perfume distillation in Kannauj, India is beautiful and evocative. Miles away from my own budget, ultra-luxury skincare brand La Mer is shrouded in myth and legend –...

Weekend, #4

As someone who is really interested in cosmetic history and chemistry, this video from national geographic is a fun look at the ingredients of lipstick. Then he tries making it himself! The ‘Clean Eating’ trend is putting young people at risk of developing eating disorders. I don’t think there’s anything healthy about a controlled diet where foods are referred to as ‘unclean’ or in other ways tied to guilt and...