HIGHLIGHTS #11

Listen, I know this is a cliché but… where the hell did this year go?! It’s November already?!?! (cue nervous breakdown about lost time) This month has been so eventful, lots of studying, job interviews, bad financial decisions…phew! Anyway, here are this month’s highlights. Make a big cup of tea, light an overpriced scented candle (this is my favourite right now), and enjoy the reading. First and Second-generation immigrants were...

Hall of fame: My favourite products of 2016

This post is a little overdue, but I had to take some time to consider what I actually wanted to put on this list! Here are my favourite products of the year. Favourite fragrance: Frederic Malle ‘Monsieur’ EDP I love perfume, especially scents that are more or less marketed toward men. Frederic Malle Monsieur is my favourite of this year – it’s leathery, a little smoky, warm and absolutely beautiful....

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...

Is the beauty industry losing its touch?

Reading Jane’s (of BritishBeautyBlogger) recent blog post about experiencing “Beauty Fatigue”, I could only agree. I’ve only been involved with beauty culture for a short while – I didn’t start wearing makeup until I was 18 – and I’m already exhausted by it. Now, I don’t mean I no longer care about beauty. I love it. It’s close to my heart and my main interest. But the way the industry...