The Days of Our Lives: Poppy King, Lipstick Queen

There’s no doubting it – Poppy King is the Lipstick Queen! Since starting her first brand almost 20 years she’s been devoted to the cause of bringing back lipstick. This is a day in Poppy’s life and what it takes to make a lip colour empire…

Discovered Uncovered: Lip Edition

Hola! How was your weekend? Let’s kick Monday off with the Lip Edition of Discovered Uncovered – a weekly look at what I’ve been doing, discovering and loving.

What’s Your Beauty Maintenance Routine?

Image: We Heart It When it comes to all things beauty related, the older I get the more low maintenance I become. Anything that cuts out an unnecessary step is right up my alley! Whilst it might seem awfully mundane, one little discovery that has been saving me effort in the personal grooming department is …

Stop Press! New Full Finish Lipstick Shades from Benefit Cosmetics

Psst! Listen in. There’s nothing like the inside word to get you ahead of the pack… Rumour is fact that Benefit Cosmetics are set to launch nine creamy new shades in their iconic Full-Finish Lipstick. This little tit bit is so hot of the press that they won’t be instore until 20 November 2010. Riffing …

Lip Duo from Bloom Cosmetics

Image: Bloom Cosmetics When it comes to lip gloss I’m a complete and utter tramp. Love ’em (for a while) and then leave ’em (for something shinier) is my philosophy. Which is probably why I have never actually finished an entire lip gloss. Having said that, it looks like things are about to change. Enter …

And The Winner Is…

Congratulations Nat Kringoudis, the jane iredale Bronze-A-G0-Go is all yours! A big thank you to everyone who became a Checks and Spots follower and played along. Stay tuned for more treats and giveaways! Have a happy Monday. x

Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!

Image: jane iredale Today’s the first day of spring. To chase the clouds away and help get your glow on, I have a Bronze A-Go-Go from the iconic, jane iredale, up for grabs. Valued at US $25, this mineral makeup bronzer comes with a mini Kabuki brush and aquamarine pouch. For your chance to win: …

Do You Want the Good News First?

Organic Makeup Range from Kjaer Weis The good news: Newest makeup-brand-on-the-block, Kjaer Weis, totally gets it. This high-end organic makeup range is 95 certified organic (yeah!) and comes in super slick refillable packaging that has been designed by Marc Atlan (hell yeah!). Form. Function. Clean formulations. Fully recylable packing. Kjaer Weis ticks all the boxes. …

Love It or Loathe It: Two-Tone Lips

It’s hard to miss all the hoopla leading up to last week’s release of ///Y/, M.I.A.’s third album. First her latest video was banned from You Tube. And then came a scathing New York times profile piece by Lynn Hirschberg emphasing the contrasts between M.I.A.’s political pronouncements and now-comfortable lifestyle. M.I.A.’s response? Well, she just …

Bat For (Paper) Lashes

Images: Paperself Papercut Lashes On Saturday we went to a party where I spent half the night trying to work out why a friend looked more beautiful than usual. For a while I thought it was her new super sleek hairdo. Then I thought it was her floaty dress which reminded me of a piece …