Toxic Nature

Toxic Nature – Illamasqua’s Spring Summer 2011 collection. A colourful juxtaposition of intoxicated neons, powerful pastels and dirtied earthy tones represent Illamasqua’s visionary concept of nature’s battle against a genetically modified society. Toxic Nature is unpredictable, raw and unchartered. It…

a bit of eye candy

Eye Candy false lashes are certainly very sweet on the eye with their clashing colours and retro imagery. The 50’s and 60’s inspired packaging heralds all of the fun and flamboyance of this time, and these lashes are certainly reminiscent…

Bourjois – Effet 3D Lipglosses

For 10 years now, women have been seduced by Bourjois’ popular lipgloss effet 3D; so much so that one gloss is sold every 13 seconds worldwide. In February 2011, Bourjois gave these lipglosses a face-lift and relaunched their much-favoured range…

Bourjois – Paris Ballerine

I was invited last week to attend the Bourjois HQ and become acquainted with their new Spring Summer ’11 makeup collection. Paris Ballerine is inspired by the gentle softness of ballet, with shimmering peaches and pearlescent pinks. However, delicately flushed…

bun in the oven

This weekend, as many before, a cloud of flour lingered over my kitchen as I donned my floral apron and busied myself with the creation of my latest tasty treats – jam buns. The reason I love baking so much…