Beauty & Makeup

easy new years eve makeup how to

Like many nail polish lovers, I rarely wear makeup, New Years Eve is an exception. It’s the biggest party of the year, so it’s obligatory to look fabulous! Plus, there is an old Russian superstition that the way you spend New Years Eve is the way you’ll spend the rest of the year. Drinking champagne READ MORE


Here are 16 great Christmas gift ideas for beauty lovers and nail polish addicts, all for under $50! I strongly believe that a fabulous gift doesn’t need to cost a fortune. While I strive to get the best present I can, I also like to keep it reasonable because Donald Trump is not my father (fortunately!) READ MORE

toxic chemicals in cosmetics to avoid

Editor’s Note: It all started on one rainy evening when I had a dinner date with my friend Liv, a professional makeup artist. She specialises in natural cosmetics. I was complaining about strange things happening to my skin and when I told what brand of skincare I was using, she laughed, “No wonder it’s full READ MORE

brown lipstick dior rouge unique 103

Oh the 90’s… grunge boots, checked skirts, Nirvana, chokers and of course, brown lipstick! It’s funny how fashion and makeup trends are so reliably cyclic. It seems like yesterday, but it was exactly 20 years ago when I bought my first brown lipstick in September 1995 in London. I was so obsessed with this stick READ MORE

sonailicious at beauty expo australia 2015

As you know, I spent last weekend at Beauty Expo Australia and well, it was a nail art paradise! From unbelievable Japanese nail artists to exciting new launches and Expo specials; there was everything any beauty and nail art lover could dream of. Over the two days I saw and tried a huge variety of products and now, after READ MORE