Street Portraits

I hadn’t taken any photographs on my camera since January (I’ll tell you about the reasons another time), so last weekend I rectified that by spending a few hours on Brick Lane. I signed up for a City Academy workshop and it was a great springboard back into action: I basically wandered off by myself…

Free Foundations // Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation Review

Foundation. In many ways it scares the living daylights out of me, because I’m so pale: I’m always wary of tell-tale tidemarks and looking orange. I don’t remember the first foundation I bought, but it was probably something by Rimmel or 17 and it definitely wasn’t the right shade for me. What I do remember,…

Medieval Sailors Wearing Jeans in the Jungle // Lipstick Queen

I remember buying my first lipstick like it was yesterday. Purchased sometime in the mid 90s, there was only one shade to choose: Heather Shimmer by Rimmel. I knew Rimmel was the way to go thanks to my Nan. She had two lipsticks that she let me play with, both slim brown plastic push-up sticks,…

Best Foot Forward

Anyone who knows my mum will know at least these two things about her: she has an incredibly clean house and always has immaculately manicured nails. What they might not know is that she maintains both of these things entirely by herself; she would never even think of asking someone else to do them for…

Just 17 Rocked*

When I was 13, Just Seventeen was my aspirational Bible. Following on from the recent assignments, I thought these deserved a mention all of their own. There are hundreds of Just Seventeen covers available online, but here’s a couple I especially like.