Tag: beauty

beauty spot: battling winter skin

beauty spot: battling winter skin

Winter is definitely here now in Australia and the combination of dry heating and the start of a head cold has sent my face into a bit of a freak out. I also periodically suffer from eczema around my eyes and it has decided to […]

monthly favourites: august

monthly favourites: august

Fashion: When a friend decided to host a white party, I was in trouble because I don’t do all white. Ever. There are multiple reasons for this but it boils down to (a) I’m a klutz and (b) I’m pasty so don’t look good in […]

beauty spot: summer holiday essentials

beauty spot: summer holiday essentials

Summer holiday season is upon us so I thought it was a good time to share my summer beauty essentials. Whether you’re splashing in the surf, lazing by the pool or strolling around an exotic village, there are a few things every girl needs to […]

monthly favourites: july

monthly favourites: july

Fashion: I hit the sales hard this month but my favourite purchase is actually something I bought full-price (quelle horreur!) I am completely smitten with Anthropologie’s Tenaya Jumpsuit (1). It’s so cute and comfortable, perfect with flat sandals during the day or with heels for […]

work out: sleek technique

work out: sleek technique

Confession time: I’ve never been one for working out. But last year, I was involved in a nasty crash on the slopes that saw me blow out my knee. In the months of recovery that followed, I found that one of the best things for […]

beauty spot: french pharmacy favourites

beauty spot: french pharmacy favourites

I love French pharmacies and when I was in Paris this week, I couldn’t resist stocking up on all my favourite products. While I prefer browsing charming corner pharmacies, this time I was on a mission so I went to the big CityPharma in Saint-Germain. […]

monthly favourites: june

monthly favourites: june

Fashion: I am completely in love with my new Karen Millen dress (1). It’s currently on sale and still available in most sizes as I write, both from Bloomingdale’s and also from Selfridges (which ships internationally – bonus points!). At £110, it’s a bargain for […]

friday film: fotoshop by adobé

friday film: fotoshop by adobé

Here’s a film to give you a giggle on your Friday. Jesse Rosten made the below faux-vertisment after stumbling upon an infomercial for a beauty product one sleepless night. Rosten said the commercial showed before and after portraits that looked to him like the same […]

friday film: chanel shade parade

friday film: chanel shade parade

It seems the last days of summer are now behind us here in Switzerland and today was definitely coat weather. Let’s warm up with some colourful (and affordable) Chanel in the form of choreographed nail polish – I know it sounds crazy but trust me, […]

friday film: natural beauty

friday film: natural beauty

Today’s Friday film by Lernert and Sander makes me just want to go and scrub my face! It shows what a whole year worth of make-up looks like if it’s applied all at once. Artistic? Sure. Gross? Definitely. Engrossing? Totally. Enjoy! Lernert & Sander: Natural […]

gift idea #10: sweet (smelling) treats

gift idea #10: sweet (smelling) treats

I have to confess that as a general rule, I detest being given soap for a gift. For some reason, it just rubs me up the wrong way (do they think I smell?) and often my sensitive skin prevents me from being able to use […]