Kohl – history’s first mascara – evolved as an ancient Egyptian solution to ward off the evil eye. It was to be used on eye lashes, brows and the lash line by both sexes. Modern mascara was created in 1913 by a chemist named TL Williams for his sister, Mabel. It was made from coal dust mixed ... Read More about 5 things I bet you didn’t know about mascara
Chanel was my first introduction to the world of haute beauty. The day I swapped my muddy brown plastic-cased Revlon lipstick for that first smooth, sleek, ebony-tinted tube of Rouge Coco from Chanel was when the world of makeup and perfumes drew me in forever and ever. There followed many years of ... Read More about Wishing Coco Chanel a happy 130th b’day (and telling some untold stories!)
It was 1931 and an idea was born (as all good ideas are usually born) through a chance meeting between two men – Georges Guérin, the head of Parfums Grenoville, and Dr. Haller, a Vichy dermatologist. The meeting culminated in the launch of a new skincare brand called Vichy, which debuted in the ... Read More about Happy B’day Vichy!