6 Jul 2014
Sunscreen Secret

Sunscreen Secret

    I have a confession. I don’t much like sunscreen. I know I am not meant to say that. I don’t like the feel, the smell or the idea.   Whenever I can I seek out the shade, wear a hat or stay inside. After half a life lived in Australia, I understand the perils of those

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18 Jun 2014
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #2

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #2

  One of the best kept beauty secrets is romance. Living a romantic life is not only about partnership but also about how we see the world. A romantic spirit, a playful eye and an open heart are some of the easiest ways to look and feel beautiful. ~ ~ ~ Feeling loved and loving back makes

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14 Jun 2014
Summer Shades… Sheen Supreme Lipstick

Summer Shades… Sheen Supreme Lipstick

Wandering through the market this week, my eyes were filled with the delicious shades of summer… of peach, of cherry, of strawberry and of melon. Delicate hues, tone on tone… Glorious tints that lit up my day. Strange to be inspired by the fruit in the market place… but that’s what happens sometimes.   They left me thinking

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20 May 2014
The Chop

The Chop

 The chop… What I mean is the haircut. I had a biggish one recently… a chop, a cut… now I have a messy bob. Not long, not short… somewhere in the middle. One length but messy… not so strict around the edges… less formal. 

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7 May 2014
50 Shades Of Grey: Kevyn Aucoin

50 Shades Of Grey: Kevyn Aucoin

  NEW YORK had me thinking in shades of grey. It’s unavoidable in a city of soaring skyscrapers.   There must be more than fifty shades… there must be a million different tones. A city captured in grisaille.   Strange how my mind works. All that grey, rising above me and all around me… I started wanting

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30 Apr 2014
Aedes de Venustas: Scented Beauty In New York

Aedes de Venustas: Scented Beauty In New York

  I still enjoy the old fashioned way of shopping. The discovery and excitement of beautiful surroundings combined with personal service and expertise are the best experience of all. Aedes de Venustas in the West Village of New York is that kind of store.   I have been searching for a new fragrance… something with

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21 Apr 2014
In Conversation With French Dermatologist, Sylvie Bouree

In Conversation With French Dermatologist, Sylvie Bouree

Beauty and looking after ourselves are subjects that we talk about frequently. I wanted to know a little more… from a French perspective… I was curious to learn the French approach to beauty maintenance. The subject of botox and fillers is a fraught one for women of any age… to do or not to do?

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25 Mar 2014
Cosmetic Surgery… Madonna… And More

Cosmetic Surgery… Madonna… And More

elizabeth taylor from the film, ash wednesday    This is how my thought process went… and sorry if it’s all too much for a Monday… but you know how it is… when the idea is there… I like to talk. I watched a video that Madonna made to launch her new skin care line MDNA.

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6 Mar 2014
Morning Beauty

Morning Beauty

How I have missed the rhythm of life, our farm and everything that spending time in Provence means to me… but life changes and when I am in London I revel in the vibrancy… the contrasts between big city beauty and urban gritty… Truth be told I adore both places… and remind myself on a

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17 Feb 2014
Do You Have This In Pink?

Do You Have This In Pink?

Who doesn’t love pink? I have always been a fan… of all shades from the nudes and the sugar sweets through to the Schiaparellis. Pink is a flatterer… it’s gentle on the complexion and works perfectly with black… What’s not to love? The colour pink has made a splash on the runway recently… new season’s fashion

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22 Jan 2014
Changing Colours

Changing Colours

cinemagraph – jamie beck /kevin burg   It’s right about now that I start to get tired of my make-up look. It’s time for changing colours. The season has kicked right in… the festivities are over… and spring seems a million miles away. Even though I am sweltering in this Australian heat my head is

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