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The organic progression from ‘clean’ eating to ‘clean’ living has inevitably led to ‘clean’ beauty and self-care. And so, the landscape is becoming increasingly populated with ‘clean’ beauty brands that are sourcing ingredients from the farthest reaches of the earth. This effort to deliver high-performance skincare and makeup that pays massive, non-toxic dividends to our largest organ is only…

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I have an affinity for Japanese skincare and some of the makeup, along with the rituals that have survived centuries. Their cosmetic formulations are light years ahead of the West, I think because they are able to build upon those same traditional beauty rituals that have been passed down and marry it to technology. Decorte Soft…

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I spent the majority of the past week making sense of my pink colour cosmetics collection. This is an act of war in some ways, because it is exactly these shifts in tastes, phases, regressions and desire to explore, that the beauty industry capitalises on. Sometimes we want simplicity, to rely on old faithfuls, whilst…

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The quest for improved skin texture and overall vibrancy starts to take on the feel of a witch hunt the older I become. Yet, it’s one that I mostly enjoy except for the moments when I start to feel overwhelmed and just head to my kitchen for olive oil. Apart from that, the search is…

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Now that spring is here and new launches are rapidly littering the market, I wanted to share a few things that I’ve been enjoying and that I have come to rely on. I’ll be sharing a few things from the new launches in a later post but for now, each of the items below are…

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The illustrious Tom Ford, his designs for Gucci many years ago followed by his own clothing and accessories designs were all a prelude to the surprise that was his makeup and fragrance line. Needless to say, with the introduction of Tom Ford Beauty, the industry has not been the same since. I recall my first…

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By the time Chanel No. 19 was launched in 1971, Gabrielle Chanel had passed. Named for the date of her birthday, August 19th, Chanel No. 19 is the aloof sister to Chanel’s ubiquitous No. 5. Also, No. 19 was the last fragrance that Chanel participated in creating because she clamoured for a fragrance to punctuate her…

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