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Natural Makeup for Men : My Three Key Components

Words: Yours truly • Photos: David

Ok, here’s a quick preface: I know this is a bit of a taboo subject for men but it really doesn’t have to be… I mean, it’s 2020!! With the rising popularisation of male beauty YouTubers like James Charles, Edward Avila, etc.; gender-neutral cosmetics or even cosmetics designed purely for men; and RuPaul’s Drag Race (though that’s not the vibe we’re going for here!), we all know that men wear makeup – fact. It’s just a reality that’s not going away, and it’s not that big a deal either.

Do you think male actors and celebrities appear on screen or red carpets without at least a few dabs of concealer here and there? No. In fact, almost never. It’s just that the makeup is so subtle you hardly ever notice it – unless you see them barefaced, then it’s a whole ’nother story! – and that’s the type of ‘makeup’ I want to talk about in this post.

Whatever your gender, if you’d like to learn more about what I do to achieve a natural ‘no-makeup’ makeup look, then keep reading. Continue Reading

Travel Tuesday

5 WH Questions & Answers About : Seville, Spain

Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: Metropol Parasol

It’s nuts to think that it’s only been a month since I was in Seville. It seems like a lifetime ago we were wandering and getting lost in the Sevillean streets yet I can almost still feel that Spanish sun beaming on my face…

As I’m gearing up to embark on yet another big birthday adventure (I went to Lisbon for my birthday last year – read about it!), which I no doubt will want to share about, I thought I’d better get my shit act together and start blogging again… and this time I’ll keep my promise. I promise.

So here you go, F I V E things you should know about Seville if you’re planning on visiting:

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Fashion Outfits

Styling Linen … for This Relentless Heatwave

Words: Yours truly • Photos: David

This heatwave is never ending! I didn’t build up my wardrobe to accommodate this sort of climate!

Not complaining though because if it wasn’t for this heat and humidity, I wouldn’t have started shopping linen clothing and I wouldn’t have realised how much of a magical material linen is — so here’s an #ootd post on how I intend to dress for the rest of summer. Continue Reading

Fashion

That Time I Wore My Ice-Watch in … Madrid

Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid

A few weeks ago, the Belgian brand Ice-Watch reached out to me and invited me to choose a timepiece from their Pierre Leclercq collection, and I wasted no time in jumping at the chance because it’s a brand well-known and well-loved by many — and because this collab came at just the right time for my trip to Madrid… Continue Reading

Fashion Outfits

#TeddyDidIt

Words: @oliverinstead / Photos: David

I had always been too naive to thoroughly comprehend the notion of love at first sight until the moment I caught sight of Teddy… or, in non-Shakespearean modern day words, this fluffy Topman bomber totally had me at hello!! Continue Reading