Month: August 2017

Unimpressed: Dior Addict Lip Tattoo

We need to talk. About Dior. Because its recent launch is so underwhelming that it hurts to type these words. I wanted to love Dior Addict Lip Tattoo very much, I really did, I was so looking forward to enjoying it. Just how sexy is this description on their site? Dior Addict Lip Tattoo, the first long wear lip tint by Dior, is about to shake up your makeup routine. With its 10-hour hold*, comfortable formula and weightless “no transfer” finish, the colour fuses to the lips like a tattoo just seconds after application.  Yes, please! And when you first apply it, it looks awesome. This is 771 Natural Berry: I would kiss myself if I could, that’s how good it is right on the application. Vibrant, with a hint of gloss but yet matt enough to look like “my lips but so much better”. But things begin to change very quickly. The “the colour fuses to the lips like a tattoo just seconds after application” promise is fulfilled, but not in a good way …

Light and easy: beetroot salad with goat cheese

This salad is perfect for days when you want something easy, quick and healthy.  It’s light and full of flavour and boast a yummy texture but also filling enough to help you last until dinner. Ingredients: 250 gr of cooked baby beetroots 75 gr of soft goat cheese a bunch of fresh basil leaves a handful of pine kernels 1 tbs of olive oil 2 tbs of balsamic vinegar juice of half lemon Preparation: Cut the beetroots into wedges into a bowl; Crumble the goat cheese and add to the beetroots; Tear basil leaves and add to to the bowl; Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice; Give it a light mix; Sprinkle pine kernels on top; And enjoy!

Life lessons I’ve learnt by 33

Before my 33rd birthday earlier this year, I wanted to write something smart like “33 life lessons I’ve learnt by 33”, but couldn’t get past 15 without going into a mental meltdown. It didn’t feel right to force myself to state the obvious just because I wanted to hit a certain number. I mean, at 33, I know better than to say things just for the sake of saying things because that’s what I did in my twenties. It never impressed anyone then, so why would it now? So I relaxed, poured a glass of wine and pondered – what did I learn that I would gladly teach my younger self? Not that my younger self would listen, but… 30 is not the new 20 Getting older and old is uninspiring, and I can perfectly understand why no 20-something wants to think about building a lifelong career, getting serious about a relationship or opening a savings account, when they’ve just broken free from parents and teachers. I was that 20-something myself and I wanted to …