Author: oliviazao

The White Company x DECIEM: Advanced-Skincare

July 4, 2017 0

Last month, I attended the launch event of The White Company’s foray into skincare, in collaboration with skincare powerhouse DECIEM… It being a homeware brand, when I heard that The White Company was venturing into skincare I was intrigued to find out more – even more so when I realised it was an offering in…

By oliviazao

Review: Rosa’s Thai Café

May 21, 2017 0

Rosa’s Thai Café, a small chain of Thai restaurants born out of London’s east end, offers authentic Thai food served with love. One sunny Saturday, myself and two girlfriends decided to go for dinner at Rosa’s Thai in Angel. Having previously been to the Soho branch and talking about it non-stop since, it was time…

By oliviazao

Extraordinary skincare brand…The Ordinary.

April 1, 2017 4

I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Deciem’s third child company – The Ordinary – and here’s why… Until early this year, I had never heard of The Ordinary, nor any of Deciem’s other beauty brands (NIOD, Fountain, Hylamide and more). Upon the recommendation of a wonderful mutual Twitter follower (@PeachesLenoir) I decided to…

By oliviazao

My Top Aliexpress Hair Vendors

March 26, 2017 3

Having laid and slayed hair doesn’t have to break the bank. Now, Aliexpress is my go-t0 stop for virgin hair… I started wearing weave (for my readers unfamiliar with this – it is essentially hair extensions sewn into your own cornrowed hair) when I was around 18/19. I had had relaxed hair for a number of…

By oliviazao

Review: NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer

March 5, 2017 2

Does NARS’ new concealer offering top the cult fave Radiant Creamy Concealer? For my long-time blog readers, you will know I am crazy about NARS’ complexion products, including their infamous Radiant Creamy Concealer (click here for an in depth review) so I was intrigued about this latest product. After Jackie Aina gave her seal of approval…

By oliviazao

Review: Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

February 11, 2017 2

AKA, The Best Concealer E V E R I had been eyeing up the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer for a long time; I had heard wonderful reviews and also wanted to make my first purchase from the Kevyn Aucoin brand. Further encouraged by rave reviews from Jameela of The Pink Matter podcast, I put…

By oliviazao

Review: YSL Souffle D’Éclat Loose Powder

December 11, 2016 0

For me, winter looks are all about flawless matte finishes so I was on the hunt for a new powder… I first came across Yves Saint Laurent’s Souffle D’Éclat loose powder in one of Queen Jackie Aina‘s beauty favourites videos. After hearing her rave about how flawless and airbrushed this powder made her skin look…

By oliviazao

Barbados Vlog!

November 22, 2016 0

Last month, I finally took the plunge and launched my YouTube channel with my Barbados Vlog. If you haven’t checked it out yet, do have a watch and let me know your thoughts. Be sure to subscribe too as there’ll be some new content coming very soon <3  

By oliviazao

My Barbados Highlights

November 22, 2016 1

My recent trip to Barbados is up there as the best family holiday I’ve been on. Having travelled there for my aunt and uncle’s wedding vow renewal, it was inevitably going to be a special trip but the wonderful island far exceeded my expectations. I didn’t want this post to be too long as I’m working on…

By oliviazao

Review: Mario Badescu Skincare

November 22, 2016 6

After a month of use, my review of the Mario Badescu ‘Brightening Kit’ and the Buffering Lotion! Mario Badescu is a US-based skincare brand and a favourite amongst celebrities and famous faces. Having gone through a very bad patch with my skin, I decided it was time to have a skincare overhaul and give their…

By oliviazao