the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: January 2018

5 Questions with Sunia

5 Questions with Sunia

A new series, 5 Questions, with women-of-a-certain-age who intrigue and inspire. First up, Sunia, 41, founder of Sunia K Cosmétiques Authentiques. I wrote about her skincare product, Sabrah, a facial oi. (See my post here). So let’s MEET THE MAKER: She is the brains behind Sabrah Prickly Pear Seed Oil. QUESTION […]

Beauty News

Beauty News

Good news for Canadian lovers of Deciem. The Abnormal Beauty Company is opening 3 (! ! !) stores in Vancouver. The first location at  408 Howe St, /West Hastings and Howe opens tomorrow (January 31, 2018). Soon to follow, a Deciem at Metrotown. Popped in to get the […]

Dior Does It

Dior Does It

Can you imagine the beauty counter in 1963? Cream came in glass jars, cold cream was the cleanser du jour, and fragrance reigned supreme in everything from face powder to foundation. It was the era of blue eye shadow, false lashes, and pale pink lips. Jean […]

The Art of the Scarf

The Art of the Scarf

I have fallen head over heels with scarves. I’ve always had a drawer with a jumble of scarves, but wearing one was usually an afterthought as I dashed out the door or when the wind was blowing and a layer was need between my neck and […]

So No

So No

There are some recipes you know you will never cook. Since receiving it for Christmas, I’ve been browsing through the massive (929 pages) cookbook of French cuisine, I Know How To Cook, and came across one such entry. You see, we have a piglet. Miss Piglet, actually. […]

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

Face oils are experiencing a full-blown beauty trend craze right now— for cleansing, moisturising, anti-ageing, defrizzing, smoothing, soothing, healing— everything and more. The beautifying benefits of oils have been know since ancient times. Cleopatra was on to something with her milk, honey, rose petals, and oils. Think you […]

Kate’s Secret

Kate’s Secret

When I was young(er), oil-free was the buzzword in beauty. And power-dressing required power-makeup to be matte. So when we said we were going to the lady’s room, To powder our nose, it wasn’t a euphemism, we really were.   Fast forward decades, and facial oils […]

Shine On

Shine On

So, we’re two weeks in; how’s January going? Anyone else missing the glitz and glamour of the recent holiday? Me, too. In the harsh cold light of January, you’ve needn’t ditch glimmer and shimmer, you’ve just got to be subtle about it. A metallic eye-liner smudged […]

Outta Sight

Outta Sight

Concealer has become a conundrum. It used to be easy. Practically anything  would work pre- signs of ageing. (Freudian slip: I typed sighs of ageing). Sigh. Not any more. Concealer has become highlighter. Lines you didn’t even know you had . . . Although Charlotte Tilbury makes the […]

Luxe Lip Brush

Luxe Lip Brush

There is something so sad about coming to the end of your tube of favourite lipstick. Sure you’ve got others— many many others—but they’re just not quite as perfect as the one you reach for most, and that has your heart, and never lets you down. […]