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Anna Karina | Beauty Beacons

It’s Sunday: time for a video, and it’s a brand new episode of Beauty Beacons this time! In this episode I’m going to recreate the iconic look of much requested 60s French new wave cinema star Anna Karina. We’re doing both hair and makeup for that perfect laid-back chic French look. Enjoy!

De La Merche Vintage Soaps

A few months back, I received an email from a lovely lady introducing me to a concept she was working on, for a new vintage cosmetics brand. The idea sparked my interest right away and as soon as the brand launched, I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful set of De La Merche luxury belle époque inspired soaps.

De La Merche is a brand inspired by the owner’s great grandmother Merche, who had to flee Spain after aiding the resistance in WWII. She brought her olive soap recipe with her to Brazil, where it was eventually perfected by her great granddaughter. The soaps are all vegan and cruelty free, contain moisturizing olive oil and cupuaçu butter, and don’t contain any BHT, parabens or mineral oils. There are two soap collections currently available: the Cities of Brazil line, and the Remarkable Ladies line. I received the latter.

Remarkable Ladies

The Remarkable Ladies collection is inspired by courageous women who wrote history and caved the path for modern women by exploring the previously off-limits fields of art and science. Can we take a moment to appreciate how beautiful this packaging is? The soap set comes in a gorgeous deep red illustrated box.

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Kelly Kapowski | Beauty Beacons of Fiction

Oh yes, it’s finally time for a new episode of Beauty Beacons of Fiction! Today I’m recreating the look of a personal beauty beacon of mine: Saved By The Bell’s Kelly Kapowski. I’m going to show you how to get her iconic hair and makeup look. Enjoy!