Tuesday, 5 November 2013


Ladies, you need this!

ModelCo Fibre Lash Brush on False Lashes extends your eyelashes and voila, my short stumpy, straight, sad eyelashes have transformed to fuller, longer eyelashes.
Yes, I am eyelash addicted, and the shell addiction is clearly aslo evident...eeeks.

Firstly, ensure you curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler, my choice is Shu Uemura and has been for years.
Secondly, apply a coat of the mascara, followed by the white fibres, which make you look like you ran into a room filled with cotton balls, head first, immediately after applying mascara...this will make sense when you have tried the product.

Now, dance a bit to Justin Timberlake, and thirdly, apply the mascara over the fibres yet again to secure the lash fibres in place.

For more volume, brush the fibres from root to top on your lashes. For length, apply mostly at the ends. For full effect, apply from root to top, ensuring you attach fires at the very end of your lashes also.

make sure you don’t apply too much mascara during the very first step as it will look clumpy when you go over it again, after you have applied the fibres.

Oh and it washes off with water, is contact lens safe, and of course doesn’t harm your eyelashes in any way.

That’s it *flutter, flutter*

Enjoy your new eyelashes.


Sunday, 20 October 2013


As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I believe love is in the details, and I think Charlotte Olympia is a very good example of this.

Look how darling this idea is...a pair of beautiful satin shoes, “Paloma”. You open the box and tadaaa, a Polaroid style photo with a sticker at the back so you can attach it to your box as it is stabled under 100 (I wish) other boxes, clearly establishing exactly what hidden gem lays in that box.

Oh and a pair of matching tights, genius and oh so creative. Love a good, clear branding! *big smile*

x A

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Something About Crimson

Photography Alex Chase White

 Once upon a time there was a girl by the magical name of Crimson Rose O'Shea.
She wore a ginormous comb in her hair and floated around with the prettiest of skirts with such utter feminine, modern coolness, that I would intentionally rub past her in the hope that some of it would rub off on me.
Unfortunately, I must have not rubbed past her enough times *sigh*, however I did decide to ask her a few questions about herself and her craft, but firstly, let me introduce you to her.
Crimson-Rose O’Shea must have been destined to be an artist with a name like that.
She is a wonderful womenswear designer and artist based in London, with a beautiful feminine aesthetic and an evident love for colour, texture, volume and print.
Crimson-Rose (sorry I can’t stop saying her name, it is too wonderful) gained valuable experience studying fashion design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts in London, then going on to work with some of the top names in luxury fashion such as John GallianoDiane Von Furstenberg and LVMH.
Oh, and did I mention she just happened to be John Galliano’s muse for a while (I really must try to rub past her again!)
Hunger Magazine

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Must Have


I am so sorry, I haven’t posted for a week!
I really appreciate your emails, thank you!

Now to a must have product, I have tried many many products over the years, and I rarely purchase the same product twice, however this is one of my must haves. Liz Earle, Cleanse and Polish.

Ladies and gents, make sure you try this. I actually see a difference in my skin! I use it morning and night, and I put the hot flannel over my face for a few seconds, repeating this 3times, before I start to dissolve the product in circular motions.

It is suitable for all skin types and dissolves your make up, including eye make up.
Naturally active ingredients include eucalyptus and cocoa butter for smoother, cleaner skin.

Let me know what your thoughts are.

x A

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Shu Uemura - Must Have

I cannot live without this little device! Shu Uemura eyelash curler...wait...are those angels singing?!

Really! It is incredible, and everyone needs to own one! 
Everyone knows that I suffer from stubby little twig eyelashes, and to make matters worse, my siblings, both have long and, wait for it, curled eyelashes.
They also have dimples. I have neither, but I have the Shu Uemura eyelash curler.

Yes it looks like any other eyelash curler, but it is imperative, that you are not fooled by this. Purchase the Shu Uemura one. 
It hugs your eyelid oh so perfectly, and doesn't damage your eyelashes with its soft silicone pad.

Did I mention everyone needs to own one?!

x, A

Friday, 13 September 2013


iPhone® Gramophone 

At the moment, everything that I come across that I simply must have, is from the US.

So I need to go to the US very soon, just to obtain my obsessions.

Just look at this piece, how unbelievably cool is this?! I must have you *smooches*. 
This is perfect for a rainy day, when I am in a Woody Allen movie...in my head of course. *sigh* "Midnight in Paris", one of my favourite movies.

The iPhone Gramophone, is sold via Restoration Hardware and it is a retro device that was designed and developed by the San Francisco based furniture designer Matt Richmond.
Matt built the original prototype from a 1920's horn speaker bought from an East Bay antiques shop and the rest is history.

My lovely American readers, please let me know if you are heading towards London anytime soon as Restoration Hardware doesn't ship. Boohoo.

x, A

Beauty DIY

Sometimes, the more beauty products I use, the more I feel the urge to go back to basics.
I don't want to use numerous amounts of chemicals on my skin, so why not provide my skin with what I know for certain, it likes!

So I finished my toner and decided to start using rose water.
I love rose, anything rose! Rose milkshake, rose ice cream, rose face sprits, rose tea, rose jam, rose...well you get the point.
The same obsession applies to anything with coconut, and fig...but that will have to be a whole another post, so back to rose.

Rosewater has been used for centuries and is known for its skin beauty properties. My mother used it as a toner for as long as I can remember. We are also Persians and use rose in everything, rose and saffron, oh dear.

Rosewater contains phenyl ethanol, an astringent which fights acne and reduce blemishes. It also has antioxidants that help in reviving tired, dull skin, by giving it a glowing complexion and is also excellent for hydrating and rejuvenating the skin.
It is also safe for sensitive skin types due to its healing and soothing properties.
   All you need to do is to put some on a cotton pad and sweep it over your face. Sometimes I mix mine with a tad of glycerin to provide it with a more "softer" feel. I am also on the hunt for a gorgeous spray bottle that I can fill with my rosewater, which enables me to use it as a face spritz. I shall have one in the office next to my computer, and one in my handbag, and spritz away. You should too.  x, A
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