Thursday, 31 January 2013


I was pretty excited today to hear my good friend and regular collaborator, photographer Elliott Morgan had work featured on the Hunger Magazine website. My excitement has now skyrocketed that I've found out it's a shoot I did the makeup for! 
Here are a couple of pics from the shoot.

Photography: Elliott Morgan
Styling: Celia-Jane Ukwenya
Makeup: Katherine Gould using Mac Cosmetics
Hair: Sami Knight using Tigi Bedhead
Model: Olga at Next Models

Friday, 25 January 2013


If you're as much of a geek as I am about makeup, lotions and potions then you might want to check out the Blog of my latest discovery Colin.

Colin's Beauty Pages are written by a cosmetic scientist where he 'shares his news and views on beauty products and the science behind them'. Loads of interesting articles to read on there as well as a database of ingredients and a forum for the likes of you and me to ask questions. Believe me, I have loads for him and will let you know what his verdict is! I'm sure I'll be quoting him more in the future!

While we're on the topic of science...

...well, more specifically the environment, I read an interesting article the other day by British Beauty Blogger. Did you know most glitter in Bath Bombs can be harmful to the environment? Like me it probably never occurred to you. Read more on her article here

Friday, 18 January 2013


You may remember a while ago I posted about Chantecaille's Charity Eyeshadow Palettes - one of my post popular blog posts that still receives regular hits.

Well now Chantecaille's charitable intentions are turning to (que Jaws them song..) Sharks.

Passionately committed to saving our sharks, the BLOOM Association has successfully orchestrated a top-level ban on all Hong Kong Luxury Hotels from serving shark fin soup.
5% of proceeds from the Save the Sharks Palette will be donated to the BLOOM Association to ban unregulated shark fin trade.
If you've ever seen footage of shark finning, I can only liken it to hunting elephants for ivory. The practise of catching sharks en-masse, cutting off their fins and throwing them back in the sea (sometimes still alive) is a cruel and needless waste. Not to mention that these highly unsustainable fishing methods have experts estimating that within a decade most species of shark will be extinct due to longlining. As an apex predator sharks play an important role in the sea's eco-system and the impact on the sea's wildlife would be unthinkable. Read more about BLOOM and their efforts to protect the ocean.

So why not treat you or a friend to a beautiful palette for an extremely important cause? The colours themselves are extremely wearable, all containing a light iridescence that glows rather than glitters and can be worn as a natural day look or to create a sultry, glamorous eye.

The palettes are available: 

UK and Worldwide from Space NK for £75