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Jessica Alba’s Top Beauty Secrets

By Sophia Hussain Honestly, Jessica Alba is such a beauty! This iconic American-Latino actress is a mother, founder of the Honest Company, and beauty brand ambassador for Braun. As a healthy living advocate, she is all about embracing a…

Beauty Makeup Nails

Water Me Pretty: Inglot Nail Polish Review

By Sophia Hussain We’ve all been there, watching in horror as a dampened cotton ball slowly removes polish to reveal manky, yellowed nails–it happens sometimes, as bacteria accumulates under nail polish, and oxygen can’t kill it thanks to the…

Beauty Nails

Givenchy Le Vernis Goes 5 Free

By Sophia Hussain What happens when French haute couture creates a nail lacquer collection? A haute manicure debut!  The House of Givenchy was established in 1952 in Paris, but Givenchy Le Vernis was launched in 2013 in hues inspired…

Beauty Makeup

Oh la la! How to Get Luscious Lashes

By Sophia Hussain Lust for long lush lashes? Whether you are naturally blessed with doe-eyed lashes (lucky lady), or apply a few coats of mascara daily, or quite simply you crave the allure of dramatic falsies – we definitely…

Beauty Makeup

Get the Look: Alexa Chung Makeup Tips

By Sophia Hussain MEOW!  It’s all about the fabulous feline flicks for Brit IT girl Alexa Chung.  This award winning presenter, model, writer, and beauty expert is a style icon in both fashion and beauty – so much so,…

Beauty Makeup

Backstage Beauty: Couture Week Makeup

By Sophia Hussain Every Couture Week in Paris features some backstage chaos where fresh-faced models are getting their hair done (and re-done), nails manicured and makeup applied to their faces and bodies before they debut their dramatic looks on…

Beauty Makeup

Get the Look Makeup Tips: Julia Restoin Roitfeld

By Sophia Hussain A blogger, model and mom, French natural beauty Julia Restoin Roitfeld always looks effortlessly chic, especially sporting classic ruby red lips to accentuate her stunning green eyes.  A bold lip always pairs well with subdued eye…

Beauty Makeup

Makeup’s LBD: Organic Black Eyeliner

By Sophia Hussain The “little black dress” equivalent to makeup is undoubtedly black eyeliner – perfect for creating high-impact statement eyes.  The look is pretty much perennially fashionable, and we noted it on the runways of Rebecca Taylor at…

Couture Fashion

Ethical Bridal Inspiration, Three Different Ways

By Arwa Lodhi and Sophia Hussain Just as there are different kinds of brides, so there are different styles of bridal gowns. Bridal inspiration comes in many different forms, and here we’ve chosen three that we think really stand…

Beauty Makeup

Top 5 Bridal Beauty Tips from Lisa Sim

By Sophia Hussain How does a blushing bride look flawless on her wedding day without committing a major beauty faux pas? By using a natural cosmetics line created by an in-demand makeup artist of course! Montreal beauty Lisa Sim,…

Jewellery

The Story of the Engagement Ring: Ana Katarina

By Sophia Hussain Have you ever wondered why we first began presenting future brides with diamond rings? Blame it on one lovestruck Archduke, who arguably started the tradition: apparently,  Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with…

Couture Fashion

Beautiful Garbage: Trash Couture Bridal Gowns

By Sophia Hussain When we think of dead stock fabric, end pieces of rolls of nasty polyester or rayon usually come to mind. But guess what? Even haute couture houses have dead stock, too. Unfortunately, the fabric remains from…

Clothes Couture Fashion

Eco Wedding Dress Designer: Leila Hafzi

By Sophia Hussain It’s springtime, and for many of us, that means wedding season has begun. Whether you’re a bride to be or simply know someone who is, we will be covering eco-friendly wedding dresses, rings, lingerie and more…

Jewellery

Beauty Beyond Jewellery: Ana Katarina Jewelry

By Sophia Hussain There exist a select few in this world who are kind souls truly blessed with the brilliance of design. One beautiful woman, both inside and out – went from reporting about the atrocities of the Balkan…

Beauty Makeup

Pretty in Paper: Mai Couture

By Sophia Hussain Pretty pink paper is not merely reserved for scripting romantic love notes – as this indulgence emulates a natural flush.  Mai Couture blush papiers are thin delicate sheets infused with paraben and talc-free mineral powders, for…

Beauty Makeup

Tried and Tested: Tuesday in Love Lippy

By Sophia Hussain Valentine’s Day may be over, but my obsession with heart-red lipsticks is eternal, and fortunately, Tuesday in Love has them in spades. Following on the international success of their 4-free water permeable nail polish collection, Tuesday…

Beauty Makeup Nails Skincare

Tried and Tested: FNUG and Organic M.A.K.E

By Sophia Hussain We all know that forbidden fruits taste the sweetest, so when Danish beauty insider Charlotte Fnug Munksgaard was prohibited from wearing makeup as a little girl, it became a lifelong passion. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Charlotte’s…

Beauty Makeup

Hot Trend: Paper Eyelashes

By Sophia Hussain Did you know that when you flutter your eyelashes against your hand, it feels like real butterfly wings?   Now you can wear butterfly-inspired fluttering eyelashes instead of running after the prettiest insects on Earth–and they’re…