Lupita Nyong'o in Orange Lipstick Essence magazine

50 Shades of Orange Lipstick / Orange Is The New Everything!

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you’ll know that I’ve had an orange lip obsession this summer. Until May I’d never worn orange lipstick but since then I’ve worn nothing else (with the exception of purple to see Prince). The beauty gods have declared that the orange lip is hot this season. I normally ignore trends and go with what I fancy but orange looks so juicy … Continue reading 50 Shades of Orange Lipstick / Orange Is The New Everything!

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Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Wish List

So I’ve given you my first impressions of the Charlotte Tilbury beauty range here.  Having had a quick look and play at the Selfridges counter, this is my wishlist of products I want to try and what Charlotte says about them. CHARLOTTE TILBURY MULTI-MIRACLE GLOW – personally recommended to me by Charlotte! (yes I met her – see the evidence here) Mainly want this because … Continue reading Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Wish List

First Impressions: Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Makeup Collection at Selfridges

There has been incredible fan fare in the beauty world about the  launch of the new skincare and colour collection from  uber celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.  She’s renowned as one of the world’s leading makeup artists with a career spanning over 20 years working on a who’s who of A-list celebrities as well as designers, stylists and photographers from Mario Testino upwards.  This is … Continue reading First Impressions: Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Makeup Collection at Selfridges

Meringue Girls meringue selection

Move Over Macarons: Meringues Are The New Cupcakes!

Meringues are the new macarons don’t you know. Check out these pretty little things from Meringue Girls. The meringue kisses are a tasty moreish mouthful and come in a rainbow of colours/flavours including coconut, lemongrass and ginger, and gin and tonic. Gluten and dairy free they’re a sweet treat for those with certain food issues. I’ve seen them around at festivals and they are available … Continue reading Move Over Macarons: Meringues Are The New Cupcakes!

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World’s Best Department Store, Selfridges Showcases Nigerian Fashion

When I heard about Ndani, a Nigerian fashion pop-up at Selfridges, I was keen to check it out because  A) I practically live in Selfridges  B) I don’t recall ever seeing any African country in the style spotlight to a mainstream audience C) It’s just lovely to see something different. The “tribal” trend is a perennial fashion favourite but very rarely (ever?) is there any … Continue reading World’s Best Department Store, Selfridges Showcases Nigerian Fashion

London Shopping Heaven: Selfridges Beauty Workshop

I hate buying beauty products in department stores. Terrible lighting, being attacked by perfume sprayers and snooty assistants with Drag Queen makeup that either pounce or blank you make it my idea of hell. I tend to buy make-up online, abroad or at Space NK.  Having long and repeatedly lamented the lack of Sephora in the UK. The feeling is entirely one sided as they … Continue reading London Shopping Heaven: Selfridges Beauty Workshop