• Most of us who work in media don’t really live in the present. We’ll be writing (with mitten-clad fingers so they don’t freeze up) about the joys of a beach holiday, and we feel we should be packing our bikinis, when the rude reality is that we have 4 months to go. No wonder we’re a bit confused.

    The silver lining is that playing with pretty colours really does brighten a grey day, and these are my best so far…

    My inspiration… two-tone lips

    Holly Fulton and Erdem models looked fresh and gorgeous on the catwalks. Why not break out a bit and give it a try? If the matte finish is too much, try it with a gloss

    Two-tone lips made a big statement at Erdem and Holly Fulton shows
    Read my lips… two-tone lips make a big statement

    *A great, moisturising universal nude for all skins: Catrice Ultimate Colour The Nuder The Better, R54.95, at Dis-Chem

    *My hot favourites: Bourjois BB Gloss 5 in 1 in 02, R109.95 at Clicks and Clarins Rouge Eclat in Juicy Clementine – summer in a tube, R235. Available 28 August.

    *Delicious pinks: Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry, R215 and Black Opal Colorsplurge Patent Lips in Posh, R109.95 at Foschini

    I suddenly have a yen for ice cream
    I suddenly have a yen for macaroons and ice cream

    * Revlon’s limited-edition Expressionist Nail Enamels (seen here in Pinkasso) are dual-ended delights. And the fine brush makes applying a French tip a total breeze. R89.95

    * SpaRitual’s whole Meditate Spring 2013 Collection is exquisite, and vegan friendly. I want them all! For now, I’ll go for Quitness and Energy, R105, from August. Stockists: 021 552-6999

    * Clinique’s A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins in 70˚ and Sunny says it all!

    * Essie Nail Color in Lilacism is just so pretty, R99.95. At Style36.

    * Ice Box Colors in Bubblegum Ice 7ml R65, 15ml R99. This impressive local range, created by Dr Gobac, has a stunning range of colours from pastels to metamorphosing colours. At selected salons.

    I’m feeling perkier already. Who’s with me?





  • 3 Comments to “My ‘rights’ of spring”

    1. Li on

      Love the two-tone lips — If only I could pull it of 🙂

    2. Daniela on

      Hi Li, who says you can’t pull it off? Go for it! I’m not the most adventurous when it comes to make-up, but I’m definitely going to give it a whirl 😉

    3. Jennifer Gerat on

      I wish I had the courage to go to my work with two toned lips, but I feel like world around me is not ready for this big step yet 🙂 Well, only incognito on parties as a mysterious chick 😉

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