Tuesday, 30 September 2014

More Chubbies, More Fun

Clinique Chubby Baby Tint & Chubby Balm Cheeks
I've been an avid Chubby Stick lover ever since the very first regular ones launched – thanks Leandra Medine & P'trique for the pleasant discovery. Not sure what I'm talking about? Click here. When the Chubbies for eyes and the intense Chubbies launched, I played a little guessing game about which other chubbies Clinique has planned - I'm definitely betting on foundation & concealer chubbies. I'm sure there's a 5 year plan for these nifty things, and this month it's time for the roll-out of two newbies to the family: Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm and the Chubby Stick Baby Tint. Welcome to the party!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Body Shop Top Picks

The Body Shop Favourites
A little while ago I was invited to a dinner event with The Body Shop (read all about that here), which ended up being a delicious Moroccan cooking workshop. When going home we all received this super cool tote bag with the company's mantra printed on it – body loving, bubble bathing, rule breaking, never faking, cruelty banning, life changing – and some new products inside, as well as a little card asking us to share our top The Body Shop picks on Instagram. I'm a big fan of The Body Shop and their company ethics & have quite some favourites, so this definitely deserves a blog post of its own..

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Reinventing Dior 5 Couleurs for Autumn

Dior Autumn Fall 2014 5 Couleurs
Loads of exciting things happened this Autumn - I'm having a hard time deciding what to talk about first. But decisions need to be made & up for drooling today is Dior's reinvention of their 5 Couleurs palette. While these eyeshadow palettes have been around for a good while (since my birth year 1987 to be exact!), they've now been repackaged and reformulated. Think better pigmentation, lasting power and a variety of different finishes ranging from matte to frosty - they've been adapted to suit the modern girl's needs. Each palette is designed to contain at least two looks: a daily look with the top two shades & the center shade, and an evening look with the bottom two shades and the center shade. I'll admit to not having really been a Dior eyeshadow girl as these are the first Dior quints that I own, but I'm keen to discover, obvs. There are twelve of these that are launching this month, and I've got three to show you: Bar, Femme-Fleur & Cuir Cannage. Let's get to it!

Monday, 22 September 2014

Shopping Tip: Fin du Jour

Fin Du Jour - Gent
There's a new beauty hotspot in my city: Fin du Jour. And not only is this a beautiful store, the story behind it is also pretty rad. Owner Miriam Rouw used to be a lawyer but after going into practice quickly realised that she wanted to do something else with her life. One huge career change later, she opened Fin du Jour and stocked it with beautiful brands she used to hunt for during holidays. She has an eye for special and qualitative brands - nothing you'll find here is ordinary.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Dior The Perfumes

Dior The Perfumes Book
Warning: early Christmas gift purchase alert! Dior is launching their first ever official Dior perfume book. Written by well-known scent critic Chandler Burr, with photography by Terri Weifenbach - this book is a stunner. The result is a gorgeous luxurious book full of history, descriptions and history details about Dior scents from 1947 up until today. With this publication Dior aims to showcase that besides being a fashion and couture house, they are most definitely also an important and leading perfume house. The book is launching this month in the US, and next month in the rest of Europe and will retail for €90.00/$115.00 suggested retail price. A great gift for anyone you know with a weak spot for Dior fragrances. And yes, that's a floral wall by the amazingly talented Belgian florist Mark Colle on the cover!