Mane matters

For some of us, booking a hair appointment presents itself with all kinds of fairy tales playing out in your head.

3 hours ago

On things that spark joy

One of the earliest instances I recall wanting something, desperately wanting something, was when I was first at a Clinique counter.

22 Nov 2021

Living in pursuit of a good facial

Combination-skinned, Capricorn millennial seeks a loyal aesthetician who does not give her facials with the expectation that she would do an elaborate 12-step routine after.

03 Nov 2021

In pursuit of a good facial

Combination-skinned, Capricorn millennial seeks a loyal aesthetician who does not give her facials with the expectation that she would do an elaborate 12-step routine after.

02 Nov 2021

Making a case for ‘rich girl hair’ 

If beach hair went to finishing school, it would probably be rich girl hair. Allow me to elaborate.

16 Oct 2021

For furry tales and spa dates

The question is never answered by Valerie, my dogdaughter, but the answer is obvious.

10 Oct 2021

Birthday edition: Surviving hair mishaps

Life comes at you fast. One minute you’re blowing out candles on a cake, and the next you’re extinguishing fire out of your hair.

26 Sep 2021

One pore at a time

Let’s be honest, we’re no strangers to being self destructive in the name of beauty.

18 Sep 2021

Rebel edition: Beauty vs boyfriend

This is also how the smaller parts of my life suddenly opened up to a whole new world of rebellious possibilities.

14 Sep 2021

The one where no one’s ready

My most recent (valid) reason for being late was actually quite bizarre, now that I come to think of it. It started off with a disastrous moisturiser, primer and foundation combo.

24 Aug 2021

The ultimate face off: Men vs skincare

Of all the insanity that constitutes the real estate market, there is perhaps no property battle which has been as passive aggressively contested as the one over a shared bathroom counter space.

14 Aug 2021

On existential ennui and cleansing plans

A swipe of colour on the cheeks and a cloud of perfume is definitely a good temporary fix for the existential ennui that the pandemic brought with it.

10 Aug 2021

When the beauty police chimes in

It’s Friday night, you’re at a really fun bar and the bathroom line is needlessly long.

24 Jul 2021

Beyonce called, she wants her skin back!

When I went in for my appointment a few weeks later, I pleasantly learnt that there was nothing spa-like about the experience.

17 Jul 2021

Beauty, basics & beyond: Essence edition

They stung (not always in a good way) and it was always satisfying to check the cotton pad to see just how clean this step made your face.

10 Jul 2021

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