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Colour Dazed

How does one reinvent glamour? That’s the question I’ve been grappling with. I am a big fan of glam, you know… Jerry Hall, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, love them, been inspired, copied. But I want to look to the future, because that woman is from the golden age of Hollywood, and she doesn’t exist anymore. Continue reading

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Lip Service – A Fall Roundup of New Lippies

My love story with makeup started with a lipstick. I remember buying Ruby Woo from a M.A.C. Counter, back when there was no Sephora. And, then, when I worked as a beauty editor, I had the privilege to get so many different ones– and I collected them all! And this fall, it’s all about getting back to some lip service. Continue reading

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In Bloom – A Colour Collection – Summer 2018

I’m really happy. It’s been a month already, that this series of images was completed and edited. I was waiting for them to be published to talk about the process. All those colourful palettes you saw reviewed on the blog; well this is the reason why! Colour Collections are on the way!

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Certifeye – The Tropical Wonders Palette -REVIEW

Yes! Another palette! But, but..: I’m on a journey to Technicolor Land and I have to stash some colour makeup/pigments for my new creations! And this was my first rainbow and matte palette on my way to life in colour.

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Ordinary Skincare – Review

I rarely do any skincare reviews, because it’s a very personal thing. A product can be fabulous or a dud depending on whom you ask. But since The Ordinary has peaked my interest, I wanted to investigate!

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Island Girl Beauty

It’s Black History Month. Really, we shouldn’t need a month to appreciate African-American culture and beauty. The long Canadian winter has me fantasizing about Tahitian colour palettes, Island vibes. They were all materialized courtesy of the cool vibes of my model, Avril. Continue reading

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Bright & Light 80s

Bright colour-pop lips and black liner eyes, I’m jammin’ the 80’s. I’ve asked Malika for a repeat performance. I really like her vibe, with her short hair and boyish airs, she brings a new perspective to makeup looks. Now let’s have some fun! Continue reading

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Holidaze – Part 2 – The Glamour

 When my glitter/glamour filter is activated, why stop? When will my rapturous use of the Pat McGrath palette stop? At this price point:  I’ve got to use it, or lose it, as the saying goes. Remix of the jewel-tones and classic Glamourrrrrr. Continue reading