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 –...

Tendency ; Art Supply

My obsession with starting blog post series strikes again. This time, I want to examine trends in beauty – past, present, and (hopefully) future. They can be trends in packaging design, colour choices, terminology… whatever seems interesting. For the first instalment, it’s more about packaging and format than anything else – beauty products that resemble art supplies. Historically, the 60s and 70s were filled with artsy cosmetic products like the famous...

HIGHLIGHTS #5 2017

It’s me, the queen of mysterious disappearances. I’m back! I’m medicated! I’m full of enthusiasm! Here are the latest highlights! As someone who gets very frustrated about the spread of straight up mythology as fact in the beauty world, this piece on the false history of beauty trickery was a boon. Arabelle Sicardi questions the idea that K-Beauty is nothing but a passing fad. How much are you really saving...

HIGHLIGHTS #4 2017

It was hard to put this post off, because I feel like a lot of exciting things happened right after posting the last one. But I was patient. MAC is now launching at US beauty midmarket store chain ULTA. It feels a little shocking? I wasn’t expecting that at all. Perhaps this is a wakeup call. Teen Vogue is often a voice of reason, I like this article about being...

Look: Red & Lilac

When you get too anxious to function, the best way to calm down is to distract yourself with a simple task that takes concentration, but not too much, and puts you in contact with your physical self. For me, that’s a beauty routine, like skincare or makeup. I’ve talked about it before and I’ll be talking about it again probably. One particularly bad evening led me to try a colour...

Daisy Beauty Awards 2017 – Lip category!

A while back, I got an e-mail from my favourite of favourite beauty publications, Daisy Beauty. Cue squealing. OMG. I was invited to be a judge for the 2017 Daisy Beauty awards, where a team of bloggers select the best products of the past year. I was given my most wanted category of lip products, and have been testing out the products over the past couple of weeks. If there’s...

Weekend, #6

Jeepers. What a week. Two weeks, I suppose, since last week I didn’t make one of these posts. Let’s say my personal life is an absolute shitstorm right now. I haven’t done my nails in like, two weeks. I bought an expensive candle. I’m self-medicating with sheet masks in my mother’s bathroom. Not my own bathroom. Because my own bathroom is uninhabitable. Let’s leave it at that 🙂 Here’s issue...