Friday, 28 February 2014

Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

In case it has escaped your notice, we are in the midst of this years Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual event held by The Fairtrade Foundation (the UK division of Fairtrade International). 

The Foundation is a certification scheme whose purpose is to tackle poverty by supporting farmers and workers around the world; working to improve their quality of life and to help them have more control over their futures by helping them have a greater involvement in the supply chain. Each year the Foundation have a different focus, so what's happening this year..?

Warning: This post is a little on the fruity side but I promise, there is a little beauty in here too ;)

Monday, 24 February 2014

Love: Merry-Go-Round Lashes

This month I am in love with the recently released Merry-Go-Round false lashes from the paper cutting genii at Paperself

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Behind The Brand: Ilia Beauty

Content is a beautiful little shop in central London that is a real Aladdin's Cave of beauty products and a perfect place for discovering new brands. A year or so ago they came up trumps with yet another make-up collection that I absolutely had to begin working my way through and that are the focus of this months Behind The Brand; Ilia Beauty.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Love Is In The Air

February 14th. St Valentine's Day. From a pagan fertility festival that pre-dates Christianity to one of the biggest commercially driven days of the year (with more cards sent than any other celebration barring Christmas), Valentine's Day is a date steeped in history (and flowers).

Monday, 10 February 2014


I love rediscovering products; products found loitering at the bottom of my kit bag that haven't been played with for a little while. Once spotted they are given a new lease of life and re-loved. This post is about one of those rediscoveries, a product that once I used a lot but had fallen unintentionally by the wayside, only to be re-found and now re-incorporated into my kit.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Top Five: Blacks

Like a bad penny it keeps coming back. From solid blocks of colour and inverse half moons to chequer board effects and fine typography; Black nail polish has been seen everywhere this season. I personally (and I can almost hear my Mother groaning when I say this) am a big fan of black polish, the blacker the better in my mind - although I am partial to a little metallic infusion from time to time...