Beauty, Style
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Enter the light

Winter hasn’t even started properly (because really: end of November and still warm enough to go out with coats unbuttoned) but already I find myself struggling with those pesky little colder weather annoyances. Dead fingers at various times during the day due to an incredibly common condition called Raynaud Syndrome (raise your numb little hand if this sounds familiar), dry and unmanageable hair and my skin, normally quite glowing the rest of the year, now looking rather lifeless.

My make-up, much like my skincare routine, is always very simple: YSL Touche Eclat and translucent powder, Etos hypoallergenic kohl pencil,  Lancôme black mascara,  Hema clear browgel and a generous dab of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream on the lips. If I feel particularly adventurous I might use a sheer aubergine liptint. I am seldom tempted to try or buy other products and usually steer clear of the sales assistants in beauty departments, doggedly making my way to the one section I absolutely need to be in, declining all offers of ‘May I help you?’.

Except yesterday. When this one lady cocked her head to one side as I said ‘No thank you.’ and she unexpectedly continued ‘Are you sure?’. I don’t know if this is part of some new type of sales technique but it stopped me in my tracks and before I knew what hit me I complained to her about the dullness of my skin and talked of my aversion to foundations and tinted anythings. She nodded and sympathised. And I left the store with the mascara I had intended to buy and something called M.A.C’s Strobe Cream.

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Light in a tube she called it. I did my research (so ingenious of me, research AFTER buying something) and after seeing countless rave reviews I am already happy as a clam I bought it. And I haven’t even put it on my face yet. I celebrated by buying my favourite scented candle at Sissy Boy and concluded that with all that buying in one day I should be done for the time being. Except that I am expecting a parcel from Zara any day now so…to be continued.









  1. Hi there great website! Does running a blog similar to this require a large amount of work?

    I have no understanding of computer programming but I had been hoping to start my own blog soon.
    Anyhow, should you have any suggestions
    or tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off topic but I simply needed
    to ask. Thanks!


    • Hi there, thank you for the compliment :-). To answer your question: yes it is. But it depends on how you view your blog. I decided early on this was not just a hobby but something I wanted to commit to and to see if at some point in the future I can take this to a professional level. For that purpose, I have given myself 1 year to see what happens. So I am treating it as an unpaid job. And it does take up many hours I’m afraid. Planning is definitely a major part of it if you also have a proper job/family/household to run. I do enjoy it very much though and it is nice to have time and space to see and learn what my strongpoints are for example and what are not.
      I also have no understanding of programming but is relatively easy to get the hang of, it took me about 2 weeks to get the blog up. is a step I’m not going to take any time soon although I think in the near future I need to have a closer look at self-run blogs.

      Good luck!


  2. Awesome blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or
    go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally confused ..
    Any suggestions? Cheers!


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