the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: October 2016

Back From The Big City

Back From The Big City

A brief soujourn to Vancouver has meant a time away from this space. I realize now that a seasoned blogger would have captured and posted all the highlights, but in my case, a few images and words will have to do. Sigh. Sorry. We went over for […]

Halloween Is Happening

Halloween Is Happening

The candy, the costume, the fireworks … it’s Halloween. Max made himself a Pez costume, (with a little help from parental units), Sam went as his cool almost 16-year-old self, Jay went for the hotdogs, I manned the candy bowl, drank chenin blanc, and listened […]

Beyond The Pale

Beyond The Pale

Burbury’s PALE BARLEY is a single eyeshadow colour worth having in your makeup arsenal. I had to buy it to see what all the hype was about. Wet or dry (more dimension when wet), it lasts all day, no fading. When you have 10 seconds to […]

You Can Make It Yourself: Granola

You Can Make It Yourself: Granola

It’s been a crazy week of storms: torrential rain, high winds, and intermittent power outages. Interesting how much of life comes to a halt without electricity; including this blog. And although our new house is outfitted with modern conveniences, it is not equipped to handle modern […]

Bold Berry

Bold Berry

Nothing signals autumn better than brilliant lipwear. However, dark lip colours can be tricky—dramatic shades that look dazzling in the tube, do not always transpose to a flattering or wearable hue once on the lips. But here is an oh-so-right blackcurrant colour for autumn/winter: Glastonberry from the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution […]

Loafers

Loafers

I love hearing the courier truck come rumbling into our yard. This time it wasn’t a handbag, a beauty product, or kitchenware being delivered. It was a pair of shoes. But not just shoes—a pair of GUCCI LOAFERS. The iconic shoe has recently had a contemporary update with […]

Thankful

Thankful

Canadians are celebrating Thanksgiving today. It’s a sunny day where I am on the west coast and the lake is glistening between golden leaves and below mountains and blue sky. I am thankful for the beautiful place where I live. It’s a busy day in […]

Translucent

Translucent

After a summer of much sunscreen but little makeup; autumn calls for a more polished beauty look. One of the best Fall makeup trends is a red  lip (like Dior # 999), subtle neutrals for eyes, a flush of blush but not highly contoured cheeks, and healthy-looking, natural-looking, radiant skin. Finding a lightweight, […]

Whitney 3

Whitney 3

Look what arrived! The MaxMara Whitney Bag in red. A brilliant tomato shade. Perfect for Fall. This addition now makes a trio. Good things come in threes, they say. I’ll say. From fairy tales to Hollywood blockbusters, The Rule of Three (Latin: omne trium perfectum) principle suggests things […]

It’s The Little Things

It’s The Little Things

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference. And when it comes to beauty, every little bit helps. Like switching your pillowcase and towel. You spend a lot of hours sleeping, but it can hardly be considered Beauty Sleep if you are scrunching your […]