Today, in the middle of an awful day, I caught a whiff of 4711 – the simple eau de cologne that my grandmother-in-law used to wear every single day. And it made me feel calmer. More focussed. Less like the world was crashing around me. For a minute, it even made me smile... something that I have not ... Read More about On handling life and its pitchforks, one scented memory at a time
It's been a major bucket list item: Visiting Japan during cherry blossom season. Or sakura, as the flowers are known in local parlance. It's not like you can't see cherry blossoms elsewhere in the world – I have had some fabulous views in Geneva, and even closer home in Washington DC, where the ... Read More about Cherry blossoms: The Japanese skincare secret that will give you the best complexion ever!
Embryolisse and La Roche-Posay sit at every pharmacy around the corner. Avène and Bioderma are possibly even more easily available Stateside than in France. Le Petit Marseillais and Lierac are present at Walgreens. French beauty, in short, is under threat of becoming almost generic. Surely, ... Read More about Secret files: 11 cult French beauty products you haven’t heard about a zillion times already!
Much as I have been excited about the launch of Glossier Play, this is not cool, Glossier. Not cool at all. It is 2019, and if by now you haven’t learned that non-biodegradable glitter is killing our planet, you deserve all the brickbats your customers are wielding right now. And actually, you do ... Read More about I was super-excited about Glossier Play… till I found out about this!
I love anything with turmeric – food and skincare included – so trying out Sunday Riley’s CEO Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil was a no-brainer. But while I was drawn to it for the turmeric, I ultimately stayed for the Vitamin C. That's because the CEO Glow Face Oil bypasses traditional forms ... Read More about Do you need this: Sunday Riley’s CEO Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil