hot mess makeup heat protection proofAs stunning as it is to have a face full of runaway, wet pigments – we all tend to look a little bit better if we go for an aesthetic a bit more polished and a bit less Courtney Love. Summer weather means we may have to add a step or two to a daily routine to keep things from mindlessly shifting across our faces. Let’s face it, tinted moisturizers and lipbalms won’t be a sufficient replacement for the Glamourpuss’ relationship with their favourite MAC eyeshadow or DiorShow.

Switch out your mascara for something waterproof. They typically can’t provide the nourishment of non-waterproof mascaras so it’s a great idea to rub a small amount of shea butter or a similar moisturizer on your lashes beforehand.

Fill your full lip in with a lipliner. Whatever the colour is you want to show, a matching shade will be available in stick-form. Avoid the scary outlines and get it as close as possible to your lipstick/gloss/balm of choice – the adherance it provides will save you the hourly re-applications.

This is esentially where you can’t go wrong. There are primers for everything you can think of – face, eyes, lips – specifically designed to remain best friends with whatever you apply afterwards. Concealer works as a great swap for primers if you find yourself without.

Turns out it’s not just for hair! While it’s a somewhat unorthodox practice, spraying a light coat over your finished face will keep everything from budging. Just promise not to breathe in while spraying.


OK, movie opinion aside…

This is an ode to Patricia Field – a woman who delivered the exact kinds of eye candy all of us have been craving and worshipping in the twelve years since Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte began to stiletto across our not-so-flat screens.

Two things Madame Field has down is the balance between shape savvy and envelope-pushing pieces that manage to keep it tres, tres classy.

Let’s takeĀ  a look:

beautiful bedroom magical dream interior designBonjour Cheries and the Male Equivalent of a Cherie,

First blog posts kind of end up in our e-trashcans, don’t they? I’ll keep it short and sweet.

Times are changing so rapidly in our technological lives that the majority of news and free-written articles (especially in fashion and lifestyle publications) lack in real flavor or quality. Like your 13-year-old self controlled the timing on the deep fryer, similar and minimal effort is the very least I would expect from someone I’m spending my web-clicks on. I want to keep you on the forefront.

As your resident – and only – Editor in Chief, I vow to:
– Speak fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and things YOU want to hear about (email me)
– Give you fresh editorials from great designers
– Acknowledge those with a budget
– Build the shopping wishlists of the budgetless

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