Wow. So it's been a while. Like, three months. I've been busy, but that's no excuse. Lots of change afoot, writing for the awesome online magazine Bad Mum Magazine, getting my own @the_parlour_hackney off the ground (slowly but surely . . . but slowly) as well as embarking on a career change I have been fantasising about … Continue reading Anyone Still Out There? or, On the Recent Neglect of This Blog.
Every so often I will be subjecting you, dear readers, to a bit of fan-girling about products I really love. A few weeks ago I regaled you with the wonders of Glossier (I am shortly to receive cloud paint, if my sister-in-law made it to Glossier HQ yesterday, so, fair warning: you may have a post … Continue reading In Praise of . . . The Ordinary
Recently, I cut my hair from shoulder length to just above the ear. I go through cycles with my (mousy brown, quite coarse, wavy/curly) hair which are roughly characterised thus: long natural colour -> long, gentle golden balayage -> long, high lift blonde balayage -> just above shoulder length full head platinum, maybe with some pastel fun in … Continue reading Your Post-Apocalyptic Beauty Routine Sorted.
This means so many different things to so many different people. Minimalism where? In ingredient lists? Number of products? Number of products used for any given task or issue? Number of products per day? A wider philosophy of living, even? I won't bore you with any further rhetorical questions; these sorts of things are personal and … Continue reading Minimalism in Your Beauty Routine (and Your Life)
People are so much more aware of the chemicals we find in our cosmetics and skin care products now than they have ever been. The old guard industry standard response still seems to be 'yeah but there is so little formaldehyde in that nail polish it's considered safe' - NOT IF YOU DO YOUR NAILS … Continue reading Are You a Purist or a Pragmatist?
Or at least my make-up routine. So, same same. Routines are important. They are fascinating. I am one of those awful people who will stare at you applying make-up on public trans. It isn’t because I find it gross and I am trying to make you so uncomfortable that you stop, it’s that I love … Continue reading Glossier has Literally (yes, “literally”, I know what that means and I’m sticking with it) Changed My Life.
The Internet seems to have declared this week a week of self-love. I am well and truly a part of the Internet now, so I thought I would put my thoughts into the ether to mingle with everyone else's. Self-love is an interesting concept. To me it always feels a little too close to indulgence. … Continue reading Taking a ride on the Self-Love Bandwagon
I confess. Every Monday night when he goes to football (soccer in the old country), I get with my masks. And sometimes even my nail polishes. AT THE SAME TIME. This whole affair started because my Other Half doesn’t believe in the efficacy of OTC topical products. This man lives in a city, commutes daily to … Continue reading I’m Cheating on my Husband with Beauty Products
The picture of failure. My thumb of shame. When is a New Year's Resolution no longer a resolution? If you've not kept up your resolve every day of January, is 1 February the Official Day of Failure? I do not usually make resolutions (mostly because by the second week in January I'm so far gone … Continue reading Dissolving Resolve
I thought the title "First blog post" was hard to improve upon as, well, this is indeed my first blog post. Leave it to the wordsmiths at WordPress. Keeping this one short and sweet. It's been slow progress getting myself set up for the New Year and my New Pursuits. In this first week of … Continue reading First blog post