Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Clarins Eau Dynamisante is a timeless classic: fresh and opulent at the same time, this fragrance speaks of competence and eloquent style. A woman at the top of her game; it's the fragrance that has ageless appeal to anyone who works hard and plays harder. It's the only fragrance I want in my kit on a hot summer's day when all about me are caving in to the unrelenting heat of a dusty location shoot. I will stand apart: fresh and resilient...well, that's what I think, anyway, when I wear this fragrance.
With Patchouli, Petitgrain, Ginseng and White Tea, among the ingredients, this fragrance offers a sensible luxury scent that I could make available to both male and female actors when the afternoon on set drags on, and the sun never seems to set. We have been know to work 17 hours or more on an average day! This is the fragrance that invigorates and instantly refreshes. It's on my shopping list for October, just in time for the more intense summer shoots.

But another very well-know elixir in the makeup world, has got to be my very next Clarins buy! The Beauty Flash Balm by Clarins is toted as amazing... I have yet to try this, and honestly can't wait. Sadly I have made a few regrettable impulse buys in July...and my budget is spent! But if I could take it all back...then I would just get these two products... okay and a tube of an old time favourite: Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


Sometimes we need to own things just for the fact that they make us smile. It really is that simple. Something bright and cheery and altogether transcendental,  can have a huge impact on how we set out on our daily paths.
There's a store in my local mall that sells "hippie" styled wares. I love going in just to see what's there. Often I have no intention of buying, but sometimes I just can bear not taking something colourful home with me.
A colorful keyring just seems to inspire adventure: perhaps it brings with it a thought provoking road trip. 
A bright purse to carry my small change for times I want to tip the car guards and the petrol attendants, or just help someone with that extra bob at the checkout....
And sometimes I find strange new uses for something as peculiar as a curtain tie!?
Find a few shops that inspire. They may not be your regular haunts, but that's the point.