Plenty of Pink

I like pink although I don’t wear it often. On the runways and on the makeup counters there’s a celebration of rose, sorbet, salmon, cherry blossom, marshmallow, and fuchsia. Now is the time to embrace the shade, because pink is the colour of the season.


1. Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter 2. NARS Radiance Primer 3. Tom Ford Cream & Powder Eye Colour in Paradiso 4. Make Super Matte Lip Pencil 5. Glossier Soothing Face Mist 6. Smith & Cult Pillow Pink Nail Polish 7. Dior Hydra Life Micellar Water 8. Valentino Donna Fragrance 9. Shu Uemura Play Date Eye and Cheek Palette in Pink Sundae 10. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip in DivineDivine 11. Charlotte Tilbury Film Star-On-The-Go Palette 12.Givenchy Le Rouge Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balm 

Preen One-Shoulder Printed Chiffon Top/Alaia Arabesque Studded Leather Belt/Miu Miu Leather Trimmed Satin Platforms/Loewe Barcelona Leather Bag/Raey Fringe Midi Skirt/Valentino Appliquéd Silk Bomber Jacket/River Island Tie Waisted Tapered Trousers/Topshop Asymmetric Midi Dress/Topshop Polka Dot Ankle Socks /Aritzia San Clemente Sweater/Quay Australia Kiss & Tell Sunglasses /New Look Mid Pink Strappy Mesh Slip Dress/Alix Mott Stretch Bodysuit/Puma Suede Platform Sneaker

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LOVE Magazine 17.5

LOVE magazine never disappoints. Issue 17.5 shot by Alasdair McLellan features the iconic Adriana Lima along side two of the coolest models of the moment, Adwoa Aboah, and Slick Woods.


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Zoe Saldana at Guardians of the Galaxy Premiere

What’s not to like about Zoe Saldana brightening up the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy. Decked out in a tangerine sequin and fringe Emilio Pucci gown, Saldana kept her beauty look low key. Soft eye shadow with a subtle flicked liner and neutral lips, were off set with one of my own signature hairstyles–the twisted high pony.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Pencil Brush for Lips

A pencil brush is an excellent alternative to a regular lip brush especially when working on fuller lips. The pointed shape as well as the density of the brush means you can be quick and precise with your application.

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Edward Enninful E-I-C British Vogue

Brilliant fashion stylist and style director Edward Enninful was just named Editor-In-Chief of British Vogue. Enninful’s career began as the fashion director at i-D magazine when he was only eighteen years old. Currently he holds the position of style director at W magazine. Enninful is some what of a national treasure as far as the British fashion industry goes. Last year he received his OBE from the Queen for his contribution to fashion. The British edition of Vogue has been a regular purchase for me since I was a kid living in Nottingham. I’m excited to see where he takes the mag.

Images from W April 2017 style direction Edward Enninful


Marc Jacobs Coconut Collection

When I think about skincare ingredients coconut isn’t the first one that comes to mind. Marc Jacobs latest skincare collection is not just inspired by coconut, it’s the main ingredient. Up to five forms of coconut make these products super hydrating and conditioning and leave the skin looking radiant. The streamlined white packaging looks very chic. I might just need to add these to my kit.

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Toronto Women's Fashion Week AW17


After a year hiatus Toronto Women’s fashion week was back this month. With a new name, and venue, and fewer designers on the schedule. One thing remained the same; Grace Lee was back with her makeup team and we were ready to pump out some fabulous looks. Twenty shows packed into four days, made for very busy backstage. Along with the usual faithful standbys like Color Tattoo, Brow Drama Mascara, and the Nude Palette, after this season I’ve added a few new products to my Maybelline kit faves. Dream Cushion foundation and the Brightening Concealer are at the top of that list. These actually do work like a dream! The cushion foundation with a beauty blender gives a very flawless finish when you need just a bit of extra coverage. I’ve been using the concealer on myself in the deepest shade. It goes on very smooth and brightens under the eyes. The Master Contour Duo I have to admit I’d sort of ignored in the past. When in fact the cool undertone is really good for shading on light to medium skin tones.

1. Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation  2. Dream Brightening Cream Concealer  3. Master Contour Duo Stick  4. Colossal Big Shot Mascara  5. Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes  6. Brow Drama Brow Mascara  7. Color Tattoo in Barely Branded  8. The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

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Best of Paris Fashion Week AW17

There is no doubt that Chanel had the most talked about show of the week, if not the entire season. The rocket ship was on another level! The makeup for the show had a decidedly mod feel with banana lines and lower lashes. Another show-stopper was Saint Laurent. The modern eighties vibe made for a ridiculously hot collection. The ombré lip done with matte and shine at Giambattista Valli looked beautiful combined with flawless skin. Precisely positioned pearls created a tribal look at Manish Arora. The Balmain army strutted the runway in dramatic copper and black eyes, and some girls wore a metallic square painted in the centre of the lip. Pat McGrath painted  asymmetrical wings at Margiela in stark contrast to the fresh faces at Christian Dior and Dries Van Noten.

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Best of Milan Fashion Week AW17

The makeup masters knocked out an array of cool looks in Milan for the fall collections. In particular I enjoyed the sixties throwback at Moschino, and the rather painterly, undone look at Prada. Dolce and Gabbana doesn’t really veer away from red lips and winged liner and this show was no exception. Coloured mascara made a comeback at Pucci with chunky pink, white and green lashes. Eyes were the focus at Versace, Ferretti, and Armani.


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Best of London Fashion Week AW17

Bright colourful eyes made a statement at many of the London shows for fall. It wasn’t just about the colour, but also the unique placement as seen at Versus, Mary Katrantzou, and House of Holland. Topshop took an unexpected classic approach with the look consisting of mascara and a cherry lip. The vibrant blue at Vivienne Westwood and the grass green at Mulberry, are giving me serious spring vibes since today is the first day of the season.

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