February 12, 2015

V DAY



Now before you think I’m getting all Fifty Shades on you, relax. I thought I’d put together a little single girl’s guide to celebrating Valentine’s Day because you’ve only got yourself to love for the rest of your life.


INDULGE

I recently treated myself to a stunning lingerie set from Agent Provocateur. Despite mainly wearing a colour palette of black and white, there’s just something about red that seems to draw me in. The detailing on these pieces are so beautiful and I’m so happy to have my first AP set!

I’ll always be faithful to my beloved Lonely pieces – not only are they insanely comfortable but they look amazing, so much so that you’ll want to show them off one way or another. This Lulu set is my favourite in my collection, it’s strappy without being tacky and is one I wear time and time again.

  
PAMPER

Take the time out of your day to really look after yourself – one of my favourite ways to do that is my skincare ritual. I first start with my Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, it gives my skin a really deep clean with the Hungarian mud drawing out all the impurities in the skin and leaves it looking and feeling fresh without feeling stripped or tight at all.

I’ve talked about the wonders of this Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask before – it is the perfect boost for my skin, it resurfaces, brightens and my skin glows after using it.

Sunday Riley’s Good Genes is another old favourite that I’ve spoken about before – it brightens, firms, plumps – it’s practically liquid gold.

I fell in love with the packaging of this La Mav Certified Organic Pure Rosehip Oil but it’s more than a pretty face. Rosehip oil is an essential in my beauty arsenal because it sinks beautifully into the skin, balances the oil in my t-zone and is a really beautiful night treatment. I wake up with healthy looking skin every time!


ROUGE

Valentine’s day and red lipstick kind of go hand in hand, and it’s even better when there’s no one to mess it all up. 

My go-tos are... Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl – a beautiful pink-toned red that instantly brightens my entire face. Burberry Lip Cover in Union Red is gorgeous hydrating fully pigmented true red that I use straight from the bullet or blotted to give a bit of a stained effect. Bloom’s Bella lipstick is a really lovely hydrating formula that feels really nourishing on the lips without skimping on colour. Nars lipstick in Red Lizard is a semi-matte deep red that looks amazing on all skin tones.


UNWIND

It’s important to remember to take a break and truly appreciate the down time that we get. We’re all guilty of being glued to our phones so light a candle and read a book to help you unwind.

Glasshouse just released this beauty of a candle that I have become addicted to called Verona that smells light a dozen roses. It leaves my room smelling like a garden, slightly sweet but so fresh and not overbearingly floral.

I also picked up Love and Misadventure by Lang Leav and Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet. Michael is my favourite poet and I have been loving reading a selection of his work every night before bed. Lang is his partner and her work is just as incredible. I highly recommend you check out their work.


SCENT

Finally, to me there’s nothing more romantic than scent. My favourite fragrance will always be Molecule 01 from Escentric Molecules which works together with your own pheromones to create your very own scent unique to you, just with woodier notes. I love pairing it with my Diptyque Eau Duelle – it’s a rich spicy vanilla scent that I think is so captivating when worn on the skin.


I hope you all have an amazing Valentine’s Day whatever you decide to do. To me it’s just like any other day but it’s always nice to give yourself a bit of extra love when you can find the time! 'Til next time, lovers!


February 4, 2015

SILVER LININGS: HOLLY RYAN


Holly Ryan is more than a jewellery designer, she is a silversmith creating her own works of art made to adorn the body. The campaign for her collection for FW15, pOla II, is captivating, mesmerising and completely draws you in - dark and sultry offset by her sculptural pieces. Holly shared her story with me, her creative inspirations and her life as a designer...

January 21, 2015

FETE CHAMPETRE


FETE is like a daydream in real life. For the girls with stars in their eyes, love in their hearts & flowers in their hair.

I spoke to the beautiful mind behind the brand, Emily Siegel, to chat about life in LA, Starchild and her favourite things.



Name: Emily
Age: 23
Starsign: Aries (Pisces cusp, Cancer rising)
Hometown: Sunny Love Angeles


January 17, 2015

SUMMER SKIN



Sydney is scorching and I have already found myself at the beach more times than any previous summer. With the temperature climbing, I like to scale back my beauty routine with just a light, some mascara and maybe a little liquid liner. I’ve rounded up the things I’ve been grabbing for lately.

My skin does not get along with a lot of facial sunscreens but the Super Sensitive Shield with SPF 30 from Dermalogica is a winner for me. It’s quite a runny consistency which I like and feels veil-like on the skin without leaving a sticky residue. I’ll also add a bit of Lit From Within illuminating primer from Mecca Cosmetica if I want a particularly good skin day and need a little pick me up.

I’ve been skipping the foundation and have been going for sheer coverage these past couple of months. If I’m just heading out to the shops I’ll pop on a bit of Sunday Riley’s Effortless Breathable Tinted Moisturiser in Light – I often use this as a primer but on lazy days it gives me just enough of a tint to even out my skintone and hide a bit of redness.

I recently picked up the Eve Lom Radiance Perfected Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 in Ecru (3) because I have heard amazing things and after wearing it a few times I really like the way it gives me enough coverage and doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin. It covers well and acts almost like a light coverage foundation. This has convinced me to try more from the Eve Lom complexion range too.

I have been faithful to the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser in Alaska (though after heading to the beach yesterday I'll be upgrading to Groenland) for years and would never dream of straying from it – in my eyes it is the perfect tinted moisturiser. It looks natural, is dewy (but not shiny), feels lightweight on the skin. It’s what I wear almost every day.

Because I have oily/combination skin, sometimes my skin can go from looking dewy to very shiny quite quickly so I love using my Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation SPF 20 to set my makeup and touch up throughout the day while giving an added boost of SPF as well.

I’d love to hear about your favourite beauty products and looks are during the summer!


E x