Review: Good Dye Young


In typical everyday life, we don’t tend to see people walking around with hair that is so bright you need sunglasses just to look at it. But why not? Well now there is nothing holding you back. Let me introduce you to Good Dye Young. Good Dye Young is a new, do-it-yourself, at home hair colour that has already made a huge impression, appearing in publications such as Nylon, Vogue and Bustle. Created by my vocal hero and hair idol, Hayley Williams, and her colourist, Brian O’Conner, this new and exciting colour range will have heads turning. Some of you… Continue Reading

The Museum of Bags and Purses


  Princess Grace’s gorgeous face on a sandwich board tucked between bicycles on a narrow canal-street in Amsterdam advertises ‘Royal bags and purses.’ It’s the Museum of Bags and Purses and it’s a little off the tourist track but attracts an assortment of visitors. Behind its rather ordinary door is a rather extraordinary display showing the development of bags and purses from the Middle Ages to the present day. I was told it is the largest collection of its kind in the world and that’s not unexpected when you consider the uniqueness of it all. The Museum of Bags and… Continue Reading

Review – Laura Mercier Highlighters


  Highlighters. So many to choose from. Shimmery, glittery, pearly, embossed with brand names and swirly patterns that make them look so pretty you won’t want to ever put your little paws in them. So about a year ago when I officially became a Beauty Bitch for an entire cosmetic department, I would walk around trying to familiarise myself with everyone’s star products so that I would be on top of current trends and so that I would know what the hell I was talking about when people asked me about products from different brands. Look I’ll be honest here,… Continue Reading

Thermae Bath Spa


  Bath, a picturesque city about an hour west of London, is what is known affectionately as a spa town. The name sounds luxurious doesn’t it? It conjures up images of being pampered and having a good time. The city of Bath dates back to Roman England, when it was named Aquae Sulis for the geothermal hot springs in the area. The Romans built a large temple and bath complex to both worship and make use of these precious mineral waters. Bath next hit its peak during the Georgian period when it was fashionable for those with health complaints to… Continue Reading

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear


  Our wardrobe of underwear can say a lot about our attitude to dressing. Today you would be safe in assuming that someone with a drawer full of identical versions of the same pair of black pants might not put quite the same amount of effort into creating an outfit as someone with a drawer bursting at the seams with french knickers, g-strings, boy legs and high-waisted lace panties made up in an extensive variety of patterns and fabrics. However, in the 18th century say, the underwear of every woman looked essentially the same no matter her station in life… Continue Reading

Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner


  This is my first time trying out Tarte Amazonian clay liners and I decided to go with the boldest of colours. Let’s just say I had spring/summer on my mind even though we’re in the middle of winter down under. The colours I picked are Fairy wings, a true lilac; Cobalt, a deep marine blue with an ultra fine shimmer, my favourite out of the lot; Sprit Animal, a warm shimmery gold; and White and Goldilocks, a bright sunny yellow! I was extremely excited when these came in the mail recently and didn’t waste any time trying them out… Continue Reading

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliners & Cream Eye Shadow


  These little pots of goodness are a new addition to my makeup kit. I love these creamy jewel toned metallic colours. They are great as eyeliners but personally I prefer to use them as cream eye shadows but either way they look stunning. The colours blend effortlessly with a rich colour pay off and look gorgeous when used as a single colour all over the eyelid or blended with another colour to create beautiful shades. They are so simple to use and come in a wide range of colours suitable from day to evening looks for all skin tones.… Continue Reading

The Art of Eyebrow Threading


  There is no denying that brows have been having a huge moment for a long time now and that our thirst for full, manicured face-framers isn’t abating anytime soon. We have already talked about some of the ways to maintain them (check out Miriam’s thought on tinting here) but now let’s talk about eyebrow threading. When I first started to pay attention to my eyebrows as a teenager, pencil thin ones were all the rage and this of course required a lot of upkeep. I can still vividly recall the image of one girl in my year 9 science… Continue Reading