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 stone fruit abound, and recently Man Repeller included a cherry-shaped hair clip (fusing two trends!) in their “nap kit” collab with Negative Underwear....

HIGHLIGHTS #20

It’s September. Turn on that Earth Wind & Fire track. Put on some boots. Enjoy these beauty highlights. Paging Elizabeth Bathory – blood may be the key to eternal youth and beauty after all. (I just had a flash of a deeply dystopian future in which the young and impoverished sell their blood to… oh wait, that’s already happening) The Urban Decay Naked palette is officially retiring. Is it too...

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...

HIGHLIGHTS #2 2017

Urban Decay is notorious for tactless product names, and now they and Sephora are under fire for it. Michaela Coel’s “Chewing Gum” comedy series is my favourite right now – season one is on netflix if you’re inclined to binge! A look inside Sephoras retail success and brand catalog. I’m a HUGE fan of Sailor Moon (it was a formative childhood influence to say the least) so seeing the Sailor...

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...

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...