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    Kiss Blossom

    Hi guys, here we are as promised, to talk about another fantastic lip balm. Allow me to introduce you to the one that is the state-of-the-art! I am talking about the incredible By Terry  Baume de Rose! It comes in a tiny, elegant pot that looks absolutely gorgeous. It’s lush and expensive and worth every […]

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    Kiss Me Again

    When it comes to lip balm, I can say with confidence that I have tried hundreds. I have suffered dry lips  for decades, no matters the season, no matter the makeup and no matter the advice I was given. Those years did, however, give me the opportunity to conduct some serious research into the subject […]

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    Geisha Secret

    Hello girls ‘n’ boys! I just tried something truly amazing – and I mean A-ma-Zing! And, of course, could not wait to share this news with all of you! Here we go: I am talking about the 7 lights powder illuminator brought to us by Shiseido. It was first launched back in 1917 and to […]

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    All Hail the Lipstick Queen

    Ms Poppy King is The Lipstick Queen Her product line is impressive and my three absolute favourites are Velvet Rope, Butterfly Ball and brand new Morning Sunshine. Issy  ❤️ As a vintage makeup expert and a co-founder of Nina’s Hair Parlour I am always on a look out for the perfect vintage lipsticks. Thus far […]

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    Crystal King: My Make-up Counter Mentality

    A while ago I wrote a post about my experiences having worked on a Make-Up Counter for over 6 years. Here I have written a new post, more in depth and sharing more. The job is creative, fun, challenging and baffling at times. There are many misconceptions associated with working within Make-Up Artistry and I’ve […]

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    Magic Wand

    Today I wish to talk a little about one of the most important inventions of the 20 century when it comes to makeup: The almighty mascara! I have been a makeup artist for over twenty years and I get asked one question more than any other: Which is the staple I should always have in […]

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    Purple Fever

    Purple Eyeshadow! I fell in love with it many years ago and I can still remember when I saw it for the first time. I was probably 14 and I was absolutely mesmerised by this tiny, incredibly shimmery eyeshadow beautifully displayed in a perfume shop window. If someone asked me whether that was THE moment I […]

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    Contour Drama

    Contouring. A word that launches a thousand beauty debates, nowadays. A word hardly ever used by anyone other than makeup artists before 2007 A.D! That fated year when Kardashians invaded our lives and forever penetrated the mass consciences of everyone with a pulse and access to a screen. Up until then, we didn’t pointlessly abuse our […]

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    Beauty Resolutions

    Holidays are over and like every year we are all full of new ideas and resolutions! But what about our beauty resolutions? I for one, intend to detoxify my body, mind, shoe cupboards and makeup bags! My motto and my suggestion to you for 2017. is to adapt the – In with the old, out […]