Juicy Orange

Summer seems to have finally its act together and for me, the warmer months are synonymous with orange lipstick. A summer statement lip calls for a fresh, dewy base and light definition around the eyes. I have recently become a fan of Taylor Swift. I know I’m a little late to the party, but I think she’s fabulous. She owns her emotional messiness and expresses herself honestly – my kinda girl. I’ve been listening to ‘Shake it Off’ on repeat. Again, I’m a late adopter but I care not. Eborian BB Creme Au Ginseng Dore Clinique Air Brush Concealer Nars Radient Creamy Concealer Charlotte Tilbury Rock’n’Kohl in Barbarella Brown Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara Urban Decay Eyeshadow in X Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square Bourjois Little Round Pot Cream Blush […]

Unbreakable Roses

It’s nearly a year since my Dad died and I’ve been spending a lot of time in the company of my memories. I remember one occasion when I was a teenager and had my heart broken by some silly boy, I came home in floods of tears. Both Mum and Dad tried to comfort me  with the usual spiel about me being too good for an idiot like that. However, I was too deep in sorrow for their words to have the desired effect. The next day I woke with red puffy eyes after sobbing into my pillow all night. I trudged to the kitchen, Dad was waiting there with a cup of tea and a CD; it was the new album by Aretha Franklin. ‘Listen to this love.’ With that he bustled off. The first track was ‘A […]

Spring Gold

A part of my daily ritual is listening to music while I do my make-up. I get hooked on a particular song and I do my face accordingly. It can be unfortunate if I become obsessed with David Bowie or Alice Cooper – I leave the house looking very strange indeed. However, at the moment I’m into gentle folk music, The Staves and First Aid Kit have been on repeat. I intended to do a short and sweet video, but because I can’t leave well enough alone, this look became more elaborate. Please excuse my shoddy sound editing, I had to play the song twice in order to fit in this lengthy make-up. Mid-way through this video my cat Cleo upstaged me with shameless glee. I love to use highlighter on my cheekbones and […]