In the world of perfumery, what’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is yours. That’s because fragrance is so subjective, and especially when we find that one thing we really love: our signature scent. And how exactly does one find the perfect perfume? Fragrance experts and authors Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez put it very … Continue Reading

Noticing the tell tale-signs of ageing? If yes, then you need an effective anti-aging serum in your beauty arsenal. Why? Well, a serum is able to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin (because it’s molecular structure is smaller than that of a moisturiser) and treat whatever your particular skincare concern may be. NIVEA Q10 … Continue Reading

Looking for a new scent to take you from the cooler days of autumn into the full blown chill of winter? Then may I suggest the utterly divine Lady Emblem Elixir EDP by Montblanc. In this scent, rose absolute has been given a more robust personality than the brands previous scent, Lady Emblem. I’d best … Continue Reading

If there’s one make-up product that gets me excited, it’s a great foundation. You see, foundation is a transformative product because it has the ability to give any complexion a flawless appearance. So, to me anyway, it makes sense to spend a little more on this particular product. The correct formula can conceal a multitude … Continue Reading

I recently received some beautiful products from the new Clarins ‘Contouring Perfection’ range to play with. Now, while Clarins are well known for their skincare, their make-up is really fantastic too. I personally rate the brands foundations among the best, and LOVE the Lip Oils. The limited edition Face Contouring Palette R595 is simple to … Continue Reading

Last week I attended the Poetry Autumn Winter 2017 preview to see what the brand has in store for us as the cooler months approach. As usual, the goods on offer did not disappoint, and I spotted many items I think will be key investments this winter. The collection was designed with a strong yet … Continue Reading

To an intimate reader experience in Cape Town When: Wednesday 12 April 2017 Where: CHANEL Edgars V&A Waterfront Cape Town Time: 18:00 – 20:00 You’ll receive: *A skin consultation *A make-over & lip touch-up using Rouge Coco Gloss *A Fragrance layering with Coco Mademoiselle *An exclusive, limited edition CHANEL makeup bag We’ll sip bubbly, snack on macaroons … Continue Reading

A good moisturiser is one of the key building blocks of a great skincare regime. A moisturiser should hydrate and nourish your skin, but also address your skin’s specific concerns. If you have oily skin, look for a light, oil-free gel formula. If your skin is dry, opt for richer formulations. Those with sensitive skin … Continue Reading