Category: Edit

If someone challenged me to build a shelter out of all the beauty products I own I could probably makeshift something that rivals my snug one bed flat. There’s a lot of the stuff and it’s growing by the day with no signs of stalling anytime soon, a makeup mountain if you will – you get the gist. So when a repurchase is made over the act of using up my long line of awaiting testers, it’s a big deal. The product in question surpasses HG status and is deemed a ‘staple’ – definition: a dash to the nearest outlet stocking said ‘staple’ product occurs when the last blob, squeeze or brush is noted – which is exactly what happened yesterday when I went supermarket sweep style in the aisles of Phoenix. So welcome this trio into the stash staple line-up…

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And so the lip product cycle turns again. High coverage lippies were swapped for glassy glosses back in the 2000s, only for a shift back to opaque lipsticks to kick in again in more recent years, but now we’re hungry for a more lighter kind of offering; a slick of a sheer pigment for the lips and they’re flooding the beauty halls right now. And with good reason too – what’s there not to love? A bullet that delivers equal amounts of gloss and colour, they’re easy to throw on, require minimum top-up attention and the demi-gloss finish ticks all the right boxes for daytime use. Here are the top 2 sheers that reign supreme in my stash.

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Just a quick open and close of my nail polish drawer reveals a new level of ridiculousness. Let’s just say I own way more polishes than I do nails, have umpteen shades that fit the sheer pink category and possess all the cult favourites. It’s not a proud moment. But when it comes to nail lacquer I just can’t help myself, there’s something about the feeling of an at home mani with a new colour to luxe-up your outfit. However in reality only a small selection enter my everyday polish rotation and my collection got me thinking whether I could whittle it down to a mere ‘Starter Kit-esque’ edit. And you know what with some careful colour deduction, I just about can…

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Unless you’ve been living under a well placed rock for the past few days then you would have heard that we’ve been melting in India, which fills us as a nation with equal measures of dread and excitement. I’ve been going down the excitement route and for the last three days have been exchanging hourly pictures of the outside view with my brother documenting the season, cause we’re cool like that. And yesterday while heat dispelling activities flurried round me, I whacked out my camera and snapped happily away at my spring day skincare saviours; the combination of which has kept my skin looking somewhat buff and bouncy in the melty furnace conditions (well it’s currently 28°C, but we love to exaggerate a little)…

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After a season crammed of resolute reds, bolshy berries and sometimes garish glitter nails, I’m embracing a shift to sheer coats. It’s time to wheel out those ‘my nails but better’ and ‘I’ve just had a mani’ shades which can imitate a perfectly groomed nail like no other. Nothing new, neither groundbreaking here today but if your nails are in need of a bold nail break then I have just the ticket…

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Give Me A Glitter Nail swatch

Yesterday I lacquered myself up with an office safe caramel shade on my nails but I felt it needed something a little extra to tip it over the edge of being boring; a shimmering, glistening glitter nail to be precise. I’m not a fan of ten digits of glimmer, mainly cause I pre-empt how bloody painful removal of the stubborn stuff can be; so a well placed ring-finger accent is good enough for me.

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Ever since my hair has been dunked and dipped into colour I’ve had to give it a little more TLC than I used to. My hair doesn’t fall completely into the ‘dry and damaged’ category just yet but it drinks up the good stuff these days so I’ve had to add a fair few new products into my routine, so today it’s the mane maintenance edit…

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