For years, I’ve complained about the backwardness of the perfume industry. The mainstream was – and still is – full of identikit scents, sexist marketing, stereotypes and flankers. Niche brands tend to do better on these fronts, but have their own issues: in..
Remember when skincare used to be all about creams? These days are gone. Now, we focus on serums and oils and layering and the good old moisturising cream has been humbled. Most people still need a day cream, however (it’s easier to get by with an oil or bal..
I’ve been in a perfume slump for a while. Not that I don’t wear any, I do (most days), but it’s usually old favourites – pretty predictable and boring stuff from Chanel, Tom Ford and Jo Malone. I also haven’t been buying much recently: a bottle a month is ve..
A mule – not the most attractive name for a shoe, is it? And generally, I think the style matches the name in its (lack of) attractiveness. I’ve never been a fan: mules remind me of pictures of perfect retro housewives and boudoirs and Barbies. Or, if they a..
I am a huge fan of asparagus. In May, I could eat fresh asparagus (both green and white), new potatoes and butter on most days and be very happy (OK, maybe I would need some bacon, too). You know what’s even better than the good old asparagus, though? Wild a..
Usually I start my trend-led posts with something like: „I’ve always loved this or that and now, it suddenly happens to be in fashion. Hallelujah!“ Gingham is different. I don’t think I can truthfully claim to have been a life-long fan of the pattern: it has..
Last September, I did a post on The Ordinary skincare and my first impressions of the five products that I had bought. Since then, it’s become by far the most read article on my blog and the interest in the brand is clearly not going anywhere. And I get it. ..
This is another one of those posts that I’ve been planning for months, but haven’t been able to execute. Fortunately for me, the statement sleeve trend shows no signs of abating, so the message is still relevant, if not quite as fresh as it would have been l..
Compared to many other things, my enthusiasm for nail polish is only moderate. I do like a good colour, but as I’m crap at doing my nails, the number of polishes I buy and use is relatively limited. Another factor is that my clothes vary so much that they pr..
I’m behind with everything – with life and work, with blogging, with reading, with sleep, even with reacting to people’s comments, for which I sincerely apologise. The universe seems to be against me as well, with the trains not showing up, planes missed and..