Illamasqua Skin Base Mixers & the genius of their creator, David Horne

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I’ve spoken about my love of Illamasqua Skin Base before.

With my girlfriends, on the pages of magazines and with strangers who have asked me to share with them the provenance of my ‘clear glowy skin’. I didn’t think that my devotion to Illamasqua Skin Base could have grown stronger or that the game changing foundation with a shade list that stretched beyond the parameters of popularity and profitability could get any better?

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Love…
Rihanna, Vogue Brasil, June 2014
Rihanna does a double take with one of two Brazilian Vogue covers that has got us contemplating a pixi crop and searching for our gold hoops.
Summer . Has. Arrived.

Love…

Rihanna, Vogue Brasil, June 2014

Rihanna does a double take with one of two Brazilian Vogue covers that has got us contemplating a pixi crop and searching for our gold hoops.

Summer . Has. Arrived.

Pretty is annoying and it’s boring. You don’t get any credit for being pretty because it’s what your parents did and what God did so if you can actually do something creative and do something that’s not always easy on the eye, I can appreciate it.

Kelis
Love…Beyonce, Time, May 2014Beyonce gets another trophy to add to her already groaning cabinet: this time she’s topping Time magazine’s ‘Most Influential People In The World ’ list and Sheryl Sandberg who penned the copy to go alongside the cover had  this to say about Mrs Carter:

Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one.
Beyoncé has insisted that girls “run the world” and declared, “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” She raises her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead.
In the past year, Beyoncé has sold out the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour while being a full-time mother. Her secret: hard work, honesty and autehnticity. And her answer to the question, What would you do if you weren’t afraid? appears to be “Watch me. I’m about to do it.” Then she adds, “You can too.”


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Love…

Beyonce, Time, May 2014

Beyonce gets another trophy to add to her already groaning cabinet: this time she’s topping Time magazine’s ‘Most Influential People In The World ’ list and Sheryl Sandberg who penned the copy to go alongside the cover had  this to say about Mrs Carter:

Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one.

Beyoncé has insisted that girls “run the world” and declared, “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” She raises her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead.

In the past year, Beyoncé has sold out the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour while being a full-time mother. Her secret: hard work, honesty and autehnticity. And her answer to the question, What would you do if you weren’t afraid? appears to be “Watch me. I’m about to do it.” Then she adds, “You can too.”

PUKKA ORGANIC ROSEWATER SPRAY

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My love affair with roses began decades ago when myself and my cousin would plunder our Grandmother’s rose bushes to fuel our fledgling perfume business.  Petals were squashed, jam jars recycled & the  products of our cottage industry would  generally remained untouched.

Insomnia and nostalgia led to me research the right way to make rose water- the beauty-boosted H20 which soothes and heals skin making it the perfect balancing toner whilst its conditioning, moisturising and apparently growth-stimulating properties (it promotes blood flow and nutrients delivered to the scalp) makes it a hero for afro hair.

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INAUGURAL AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS FASHION WEEK CELEBRATES ITS SUCCESS

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Photo: Business of Fashion

Its more established counterparts may have been treading the runway for considerably longer, but that hasn’t stopped Australian Indigenous Fashion Week celebrating the success of its first foray into the global fashion calendar. The schedule of shows from designers such as Wild Barra, Mimi Designs and Ticia showcased traditional inspired batik prints, woven fabrics, hand-printed silks and street wear featuring feathers and shells alongside textures and tones which mirrored their Aboriginal and Torres Island ancestor’s native surroundings.

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Coco Mangāi Barbadian Sunrise Collection

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Coco Mangāi Barbadian Sunrise Face Scrub & Mask, £19 (www.cocomangai.co.uk)

I’m desperate to replay the heavenly fortnight that myself and my best friend spent on the island of Barbados what seems like a trillion years ago where we soaked up the island’s sunshine, culture and hospitality while spending unashamedly touristy days sipping on rum laced mango smoothies and listening to a soundtrack of Rihanna and Chaka Demus & Pliers.

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AND THEY CALL IT PUPPY LOVE…

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There’s a new man in my life.

I spotted him online last summer.

It’s beyond love. My friends and family adore him.

He soothes my soul, makes me smile and lifts my day like nothing else.

He may be demanding; a drain on my finances; have some highly questionable bad habits thanks to his ex and have his eye turned by hot bitches, but hey, nobody’s perfect and for me my Bichon Frise, Louis’, definitely a keeper.

If you’re looking for a similar style of unconditional love that boosts your health and happiness then research suggests that it might be worth giving Tindr a miss and visiting your nearest dog rescue shelter:

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