Tuesday, 31 July 2012


Sheer Glow, Nars, £29.50

I know there has been a lot of talk about the new YSL Le Teinte Touch Eclat foundation, and I haven't featured it here because I have tried it, but I'm not a fan.  Their lipsticks, eyeshadows and powders are amazing, but this so called revolutionary foundation just didn't do it for me.

Nars Sheer Glow on the other hand really is the foundation of my life.  I used to use St Tropez from the Nars oil free range so when they discontinued it, I went on a crazy online rampage to buy any bottle I could find.  Thank god Nars replaced it with an even better version in two ranges - Sheer Matte and Sheer Glow which are both available in 20 shades.  I use Sheer Glow in Barcelona.  Even though I dont have dry skin, I find that this range gives a more natural look.  It isn't greasy and can be used on oily to combination skin if used with a primer and powder.  It is designed to layer on the skin so that it is never cakey and it contains antioxidents which actually improving its texture and make it appear more radiant.  Mix with moisturiser in the summer when you want minimal yet perfect looking skin that doesn't melt in the heat.

Medium 4 - Medium with golden, peachy undertone

Sunday, 22 July 2012


Moroccanoil Treatment £30.45

Gold, Frankincense and Moroccanoil!

I should call this product of the year because it really is that amazing.  A year ago, the Morrocanoil conditioner was recommended to me by my sister because I really wanted to grow my hair.

After using it for 8-10 weeks, my hair went from a short, messy Alexa Chung bob to Blake Lively's long and lustrous mane.  Even friends on Facebook couldnt believe how long my hair grew in such a short space of time.  Also the condition of my hair had dramatically changed.  I have naturally dark hair with an Ombre Dip Dye so the ends are white blonde.  This product has really helped to retain the colour and condition of my hair without it going brittle, splitting or damaging.

Moroccanoil is made from Argan oil, the nut of the Argan tree which is a plant only found in native South-West Morocco.  This well kept secret among Berber women of Morocco is now known as the 'liquid gold of the beauty industry'.  Its name gives the impression of a prophetic and mystical, Middle Eastern wonder treatment, and even Kim Kardashian has added it to her beauty bag must have!

They have shampoos, conditioners, oils and styling products to suit all hair types, but my favourite has got to be the treatment oil.  It can be used daily as a styling or finishing tool, and its lightweight formula doesn't weigh down the hair which other hair serums can do, making them flat and greasy.  The treatment smells amazing and its formula of antioxidants, proteins, fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins transform and repair the hair.

I have lost count of the number of people I have converted to Moroccanoil, it really is amazing and will probably stay as my product of the year for a long time.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012



Probably the most exciting news I have heard this year - Chanel will be opening up a pop up beauty and fragrance boutique in Covent Garden next week!!!!

Located in the iconic Covent Garden Market and running for 6 months, the avant-garde boutique will be home to its new beauty products, this season’s must have nail shade, Frenzy, a greige shade with a shot of hazy lavender, and the Notorious collection, inspired by the label’s autumn/winter 2012-13 show which featured those amazing jewelled eyebrows.

The boutique will also include the very first and exclusive nail bar, consultations with leading Chanel make-up experts, a luxurious space dedicated to facials and pampering, an outdoor area that will recreate the look and atmosphere of being backstage at one of the label's catwalk shows and a surprise closer to Christmas.

If you cant wait that long, take a look at the boutique diary dates with information on activities such as the treasure hunt and educational workshops.
Chanel Frenzy 
A/W12 Notorious collection
Wow, looks like I will have to camp out at the Laduree shop until it opens... see you there!

The Chanel Boutique opens on 24th July.
For further information on events and timetables visit chanelatcoventgarden.com

Wednesday, 11 July 2012


Crush with eyelineYSL #Eyeshadow

YSL have taken inspiration from Facebook and launched a new limited edition Devoted To Fans shadow palette, which will be sold through their Facebook page next week. 

It's the first for a beauty brand to collaborate with a social media platform.  YSL says:

"A vibrant declaration of love, a tribute to all fans, the 1st exclusive entirely digital product imagined for those who show addiction to the brand: An eye palette called Devoted to Fans"

Available 19th July

Only 1,650 palettes available, hurry and to the Facebook page here

What's next?  Maybe a Twitter nail polish by Chanel?

Saturday, 7 July 2012


Lady Danger Lipstick, by M.A.C £14.00

I've lost count of how many M.A.C lipsticks I own, they are amazing!  I have used Nars, Chanel and YSL over the years, and loved them all but since converting to M.A.C, I haven't looked back. They're affordable with serious lasting power, come in a variety of colours from every day neutral tones to edgier colours, making that ultimate fashion statement.

This week, I heard a little rumour that my favourite colour Lady Danger was being discontinued. M.A.C have since confirmed that this horrific rumour is FALSE, so out of sheer relief, I had to pay homage to one of the best red lipstick out there.

Lady Danger is an intense red lipstick with an orange/coral undertone.  It's definitely for the more daring and experimental types, so if you prefer a more classic red, this one is not for you. I often get stopped on the street when I wear it and have introduced it to many friends over the years. If you're not used to wearing reds, this vibrant colour is astonishingly bright when you initially try it on, but it does eventually adapt to your skin tone. If you have an olive/asian complexion like me, its more red/orange, however it looks bright red on paler skin and orange on dark skin. It is a little dry, but I guess having such a long lasting and highly pigmented colour with an edgy matt finish, there needs to be some sort of compromise - try Eve Lom Kiss Mix as a base coat before applying.

Available nationwide...Go panic buy one anyway, just for the drama!