Watch: Beautiful Underwater Ballet

I recently wrote about the luxury tea company, Kusmi’s new BB detox tea. Their new cinema advert featuring underwater ballet is really rather breathtaking. Quite rare for an advert to also be a thing of beauty. Just perfect to watch on a lovely spring day. Kusmi Tea “La beauté des mélanges” (The beauty of blends)  Each dance represents one of the Kusmi tea blends. Watch and … Continue reading Watch: Beautiful Underwater Ballet

Top Tips For Picking The Right Foundation In-store and Online

Lisa Eldridge, A-list makeup artist extraordinaire, has done a brill set of videos called ‘Foundation Course’, all about buying and choosing the right foundation. I find foundation is often the trickiest, most expensive and least fun makeup item to buy.  I’m sure all of us have wasted money buying ones that looked perfect in the shop, more often than not tested on our hands, which unsurprisingly … Continue reading Top Tips For Picking The Right Foundation In-store and Online

The Fantabulous Joan Collins: Barefaced Beauty To Glamazon

I do think Joan Collins is rather fantabulous. Here she is in a video from early 80s giving today’s beauty vloggers a run for their money. She’s au natural doing a makeup tutorial with Michael Parkinson. Isn’t she just gorgeous without loads of slap? She must have been in her late 40s and her skin and bone structure look amazing. Thanks to makeup maestro Lisa Eldridge … Continue reading The Fantabulous Joan Collins: Barefaced Beauty To Glamazon

Unusual Holiday Idea: How About A Laughter Holiday?

One of the joys for my job is the seemingly random people I sometimes meet.  I got chatting to this nattily dressed Ethiopian gentleman at WTM simply because I liked his suit. He then told me he holds the world record for laughing – three and six minutes non-stop! That must surely send you hysterical in the original meaning of the world. Belachew Girma, officially … Continue reading Unusual Holiday Idea: How About A Laughter Holiday?

J’Adore Dior: Flower Power – House of One Million Flowers

I was recently blown away by a wall made of 2,500 roses and hadn’t seen anything like it before.  Well it appears I ain’t seen nothing yet.  Earlier this year, Paris’ poshest florist, Eric Chauvin, created floral walls with ONE MILLION fresh flowers for an incredible, show-stopping set to showcase Dior’s Autumn 2012 collection. It took 150 people, four days, to prepare the installation featuring … Continue reading J’Adore Dior: Flower Power – House of One Million Flowers

Radi-Aid: Africa for Norway

Created by Norwegian students, this is one of the best things I have ever seen. Watch, laugh and ponder. It leads on from my recent musings on twitter about this One Laptop Per Child story which I thought though well intentioned was somewhat patronising.  Ethiopia is home to some of the oldest manuscripts in the world so I find it hard to believe the children had … Continue reading Radi-Aid: Africa for Norway