my 2017 makeup highlights …and lowlights

Since every year seems to fly by faster, in order to remind myself that I didn't just miss an entire year, I spend some time reflecting. Part of this reflection, for me, included a slow scroll through the best way I know how to record things - my Instagram feed. And so I present to you, in a totally self-serving and self-indulgent sort of a way, my very own highlights and lowlights of 2017.

what to get your makeup obsessed girlfriend for christmas

If you're reading this, you either haven't bought your girlfriend/sister/bff a present yet, or you're suspecting your boyfriend/girlfriend/mum/dad/whoever hasn't got you anything yet and has absolutely no idea what to get. You are (or they are) not alone. Because while you might think that somebody who documents their likes and dislikes as much as I [...]

Rimmel London Breathable Foundation

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcK-nrADnhg/?taken-by=michefrances Finding a good foundation is like finding Prince Charming. You have your little checklist - has to be tall, has to be handsome, has to surprise you with roses... and then he also has to be single. Foundation is just like that. I had my checklist. I needed something light and breathable, low maintenance, [...]

on backing yourself / the story of how my client paid me almost twice what I charged her

It all started when I met my first red lipstick. It was the 90s and my mum's entire lipstick collection was an assortment of mauves and browns. It didn't do much for five year old me. So, when my mum brought home this bright red lipstick she got as a gift-with-purchase, it was love at first sight.