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Day to Night Beauty with Bourjois

BeautyDecember 3, 2016

“Day to night beauty” has to be up there with “wardrobe staples”…
“Day to night beauty” has to be up there with “wardrobe staples” in terms of big fat fashion cliches. But, like many big fat fashion cliches, it is an actual thing and a bloody useful one sometimes too. After all, who the hell has the time or can remotely be bothered to take off all their makeup and start over come sunset? Not me, that’s for sure! Thankfully with a little help from Bourjois I didn’t have to…

Lip Magnet by Giorgio Armani at Fashion Week

BeautyNovember 18, 2016

Fashion week is many fantastic things; fabulous, fascinating, exhilarating, inspiring, memorable, sometimes…
Fashion week is many fantastic things; fabulous, fascinating, exhilarating, inspiring, memorable, sometimes even moving… The list could go on. It’s also exhausting, intense and extremely high pressure. It demands a lot of you and, more importantly, of your wardrobe and makeup. Say you’ve found the perfect colour popping lip to match the killer ensemble you’ll be legging around in for hours on hours on hours. The last thing you want is to have to constantly worry about your traffic stopping fuchsia pout fading to a paltry pink. After all, no one wants…

LPA x Glamour Beauty Festival 2016

BeautyMarch 25, 2016

I almost started this post by saying something along the lines of…
I almost started this post by saying something along the lines of “being a blogger, whether full time or on top of a whole other job, inevitably involves a whole lot of working weekends.” Then I realised how much of a colossal prat I sounded for so many reasons, not least the fact that so, so, SO many professions involve working weekends the challenges posed by which I and my internet dwelling peers couldn’t begin to comprehend. Anyway, my point was that shooting this video at the Glamour Beauty Festival…

LPA x YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture

BeautyOctober 26, 2015

As those of you who follow me on Snapchat and are privy…
As those of you who follow me on Snapchat and are privy to the ins and outs of my life in perhaps more detail than strictly necessary will know, earlier this week I had two shoots back to back in an eight look, multi location bonanza. You may also have spotted a few iconic gold packets around the place emblazoned with the instantly recognisable logo, YSL Beauty…

Valentino Donna

BeautyFashionProjectsOctober 12, 2015

Oh, Valentino. Where to even begin articulating my way-more-than-borderline obsession with the iconic,…
Oh, Valentino. Where to even begin articulating my way-more-than-borderline obsession with the iconic, innovative and inspiring Maison?! You know what, I might spare you that this time around. My tales of attending their Mirabilia Romae Haute Couture event in Rome over the summer contained more than enough proclamations of adoration. No, this particular post is all about the brand’s latest fragrance, Valentino Donna…

YSL Beauty Secret: Instant Moisture Glow

BeautyProjectsSeptember 6, 2015

Welcome to my latest video and collaboration! Firstly, a little cheese. I have…
Welcome to my latest video and collaboration! Firstly, a little cheese. I have to say that I feel phenomenally lucky – one might go so far to say #blessed, if one were a total tool that is – to be fresh back from a weekend technically “working” in stunning Amalfi and also sharing a collaboration with a brand I adore to almost pathetic levels. You guys have seen my Beauty “How To’s” so you know just how obsessed I am with YSL Beauty. I have used their incredible products ever since I…

Beauty: Sunflowers

BeautyAugust 17, 2015

Can you BELIEVE that we’re over half way through August already!? This…
Can you BELIEVE that we’re over half way through August already!? This summer has flown by in the blink of an eye – #nevernotrhyming – and in no time at all it will be fashion week and then full blown autumn. Personally, this has been one of the best summer’s I’ve ever had, and I’ve had some crackers, so I hope it’s been equally magical for you. There are also still a couple of weeks left before it’s officially time to swap our chiffon and florals for knitwear and burnished hues.…

Getting Ready for Glamour WOTY

BeautyFashionLifestyleProjectsJune 26, 2015

June is one of my absolute favourite months of the year, if…
June is one of my absolute favourite months of the year, if not THE favourite. It’s the start of summer, with months of bikini clad beach frolicking, picnics in the park, rooftop dancing and guilt free mid afternoon cocktail drinking lying ahead. It’s also my birthday which I approach with the same excitement I did when I was seven and my mum threw me a pony party. Fashion wise it’s fantastic as you can finally start wearing the thigh skimming dresses and lace up sandals you optimistically purchased in February. Oh…

Beauty: Pink Lady

BeautyJune 9, 2015

This beauty post has been a while coming! In fact, I repeatedly…
This beauty post has been a while coming! In fact, I repeatedly promised it would be going up last week and repeatedly failed to write it. In my defence, things have been hectic as hell of late but that’s no excuse for being rubbish. As you may recall, in my latest Look Du Jour, Pink Lady, I was rocking some pretty rosy cheeks and a matching lip. I absolutely adore this wonderfully fresh, summer ready look and the delectable products I created it with so very much hope you do…