There is something about February that makes my jaded old heart sing, and that’s the chance to troll around the Professional Beauty Show at Excel, London. Valentine’s Day? Pah – I SPIT on Valentine’s Day! Retail beauty products at wholesale prices: that’s what brings a spring to my step and a gleam to my eye, and(…)
Chinese New Year is one of my favourite celebrations: I love the emphasis on grub, decoration and MONEY! The Year of the Goat began yesterday, on the 19th of February, so hip, hip hooray for me, as I’m a Goat. The Belle and I met up in Chinatown to celebrate what we hope will be a happy,(…)
It may be Winter outside, but in my heart it is Spring – thanks to the colour-drenched, riotous retrospective that is Guy Bourdin: Image Maker at Somerset House. The exhibition has been running since November and closes mid-March; go see it as soon as you can, because you will want to make more than one visit. Entry(…)
The Rodial Contouring Bar at Harvey Nichols opened for business last year – just in time for early adopters to look très chic at Christmas parties. But I am moved to write about it today because I am full of cold and February flatness, and cheering myself up by remembering how extremely jolly and buoyant I felt(…)
Frapin Nevermore eau de parfum is an unforgettable rose scent. Haunting, elusive, and evocative; it is a scent for all eternity. Last September, I was fortunate enough to meet David Frossard, the Creative Director of Frapin, at Bloom Perfumery, where he was introducing Nevermore, the newest scent in the Frapin line. I was given a bottle of Nevermore(…)
There are many, many things I love about being a Capricorn*, and high on the list is that my birthday falls during the January sales. It’s My Birthday And I’ll Buy If I Want To is my New Year Resolution and has been for many years! Anything I’ve shown HEROIC resistance to buying for myself(…)
I was struck by un coup de foudre when I first set eyes on Coup D’Eclat Ampoules Lifting. I have a weakness for most things French – and I especially love their food, their strikes, their magazines, their magasins and their beauty products. Coup D’Eclat retails at BeautyMART for £36.00, which works out to £3.00 per capsule. This is a bit(…)
Shamah Khan lives in East London and works as a swimming teacher. This interview took place in December 2013, the photos were taken in spring of 2014, and I owe Shamah endless thanks for her patience in waiting on publication!