Tuesday, 26 June 2012



Tomorrow, Chanel launch another highly anticipated limited edition collection, Bombay Express, taking inspiration from India to evoke memories of the last days of the Raj.   

Mysterious and Rock 'n' Roll

When Peter Phillips, Chanel's Beauty Creative Director, was appointed to design a collection to interpret the "iconic Indian beauty ideal" for the Chanel pre AW/12 Paris-Bombay show, much to my delight, he reached straight for the kohl.  

Anyone who is aware of Indian beauty trends, knows that there is a strong emphasis on the eyes. Phillips' take on this look was  to create "something between mysterious and rock 'n' roll" where the almond-shaped black rimmed lids were the focal point. 

The look was created by using a new shade of D'Ombre in Nirvana, Chanel's Le Crayon Kohl eyeliner and mascara in Noir for a "pitch black" finish.  Lips were nude and golden highlights were added to the cheeks and eyes using the limited-edition Route des Indes palette. Fingertips were adorned in a golden lacquer called 'Diwali' in homage to the festival of light.

Showcased to a backdrop that would only be fit for a king, the opulent collection of golds, creams and silvers, with the occasional burst of colour were adorned with pearls and crystals - Karl's nod to classic Indian decadence.

Here's the show in case you missed it...

Collection available on 27th June in Selfridges and John Lewis.

Saturday, 23 June 2012


KISS MIX, by Eve Lom £16.00

I think I have this OCD thing where I have to constantly keep my lips and hands moisturised.  Im finding that the constant weather change and wearing lipsticks with a high pigment (M.A.C) tend to dry out the lips, so I thought I would try out the Eve Lom Kiss Mix.  

This is one of those cult beauty products that everyone raves about, and I have to say, even after a couple of days use, I can really see and feel the difference.  

Kiss Mix contains moisturising and healing ingredients (Zinc Oxide and Menthol) to comfort dry, chapped and dehydrated lips.  It can be used all year round as it protects from UV rays in the summer and biting winds in the winter -perfect for our crappy English summer!  The menthol is cooling and refreshing, and as an added bonus, it plumps the lips for that perfect pout.  I would highly recommend this product, the packaging is beautiful and it also seems to be working as a brilliant base under lipstick.

Thursday, 14 June 2012



Karl Lagerfeld has collaborated with the amazing Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura for a one-off holiday collection launching this September.

Crush With Eyeshadow!

Karl has been a big fan of Shu Uemura's makeup for decades, using the vibrant eyeshadow colours for his famous fashion sketches, so it was only a matter of time that the two brands would finally collaborate.  

The merging of two artistic visionaries, who have transformed the image of women in beauty and fashion had been anticipated between the friends for over 20 years.  The collection 'Karl for Shu Uemera' has not been revealed yet but is said to reflect Karl's 'iconic, ironic style'.

Adding this to my Christmas list!

Karl Lagerfeld and Shu Uemura, 2006

Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Two of my favourite exports from Sweden are in the fashion news this week.  First of all, H&M have confirmed a collaboration with the cult fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, and secondly, Alexander Skarsgard as the face of Encounter - the new mens fragrance launching in September by Calvin Klein.  Do you think Lara Stone was missing hubby David Walliams during this shoot?

Monday, 11 June 2012


Whilst I get to grips with the whole blogging thing, I thought I would share one product that I love with you each week.  

BROW Zings by Benefit, £22.50

I fill my eyebrows in because I like the look and I have not been blessed with amazingly thick eyebrows.  For years, I religiously used Dior's powder eyebrow pencil, then switched to MAC's self propelling eyebrow pencil because it was cheap and you didn't have to sharpen it. The only problem with screw tops is that you can't tell when they run out.

I came across Benefit's Brow Zing purely by accident. Having a major eyebrow emergency one morning (when the MAC ran out) I reached for this random product in my (given as gifts or bought from a sample sale) makeup bag.  I have never looked back.

The BROW Zings kit comes with a tweezer, mirror, a pigmented gel for shaping, a natural shaded powder for setting, two brushes - one angled to create the arch, and the other for blending.  Its not rocket science really, just takes a little time to get used to, but it's great. The gel holds the hair in place for the perfect arch, whilst the powder fills in the colour, giving a more natural look than pencil.

Ciao for now, Scouse Brow! xx

Sunday, 10 June 2012


Want hot men at your fingertips?  No, I'm not talking the latest dating website or Twitter stalking your celebrity crush...

Rad Nails (not to be confused with Wah) have this amazing Hot Man-icure where you can mix and match from 20 individually designed hotties.  For $18.00 choose from Robert Pattinson, Zac Effron, Joe Jonas, Ryan Gosling and Pharrell.  Mix and match or just rock your fav!  Who will you be wearing?

Saturday, 9 June 2012




Anyone who knows me, knows how obsessed I am with Chanel nail polishes.  I shamelessly queued for hours for Jade, which sold out within 40 minutes.  Now, I have made friends with the girls at the Selfridges counter and always make sure my name is on the waiting list.

This months issue of Vogue features Creative Director Peter Philips, who talks about the his work and the inspiration behind the worlds most anticipated nail colours.

A few of my personal favourites...

I also dug out this video from the SS/2010 particuliere launch...colour never suited me but the film clip is amazing!