A WEEKEND OF PAMPERING

A WEEKEND OF PAMPERING

Three weeks spent at home in leggins can be very bad for a girl’s morale. Whilst wearing them for running and such makes me feel positively sporty, wearing them for comfort just made me feel a bit of a slob. Couple it with three weeks on a sofa, no sport and no sun, and youContinue Reading

BYREDO MOJAVE GHOST, MY NEW SCENT…

BYREDO MOJAVE GHOST, MY NEW SCENT…

Some time ago I wrote (link) that I am a woman of one scent who has been using Tom Ford’s White Patchouli fragrance for years – and that’s because of my issues with changing a perfume brand. Well I’m delighted to announce that I am now a woman of two scents! :-), thanks to myContinue Reading

JANUARY MORNING MAKE UP ROUTINE

JANUARY MORNING MAKE UP ROUTINE

The alarm goes off at 7:30. Then at 7:35. Then at 7:40…you get the picture. Those cold, dark January mornings are the most difficult on the getting up front. For five blissful years as a freelance, I’d get up with The French at 8:00am, have a breakfast and a coffee with him and after aContinue Reading

EMBRACING FLAWS

EMBRACING FLAWS

There’s a great scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s book when Fred is invited to a party at Holly’s apartment.  One of the guests is Meg Wildwood, Holly’s friend, a socialite and a model. Jest taka scena w “Sniadaniu u Tiffanego” kiedy Fred zostaje zaproszony do mieszkania Holly. Jedna z gosci jest Meg Wildwood, przyjaciolka Holly,Continue Reading

CLINIQUE FOUNDATION STICK & CONTOURING KIT REVIEW

CLINIQUE FOUNDATION STICK & CONTOURING KIT REVIEW

I rarely say that’s a beauty product revolutionised my life. Nieczesto moge powiedziec, ze jakis kosmetyk zmienil moje zycie. There are some which make my life easier but I can truly say that only two beauty buys completly changed my beauty routine. First was John Frieda Frizz Ease which made my hair stop revolting against me.Continue Reading

THINK PINK

THINK PINK

Turn my handbag upside down (there’s no other way to find keys in it) and apart from the usual suspects like a kitchen sink you’ll find a few lipsticks and lipglosses there. Nastepuje zwolnienie blokady maszyny losujacej… to tylko moja torebka odwrocna do gory dnem (inaczej nie jestem w stanie znalezc w niej kluczy). Gwarantowane,Continue Reading

CHANEL MADEMOISELLE – MY REMINISCENCE OF NORTH AFRICA

CHANEL MADEMOISELLE – MY REMINISCENCE OF NORTH AFRICA

Some time ago (here) I told you that I’m a woman of one perfume, faithful to one brand for many years. And that was true – almost. Because I’m actually a women of two perfumes: the everyday one, Tom Ford White Patchouli, which I told you about before  (here), and the travel one – Chanel Mademoiselle,Continue Reading

BEAUTY PRODUCTS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

BEAUTY PRODUCTS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

When my mother in law told me a few years ago that she used to be into nail art before she had children, I just shrugged my shoulders. What do you mean, no time to do nails? Surely, nobody is that busy! Alas, I’m having to eat my words now. I haven’t seen a manicuristContinue Reading

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIETING

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIETING

I don’t believe in diets. I’ve ever been on one- the infamous now Ducan diet. I’ve lost weight- lots of it, along with my will to live. The weight crept back up after about a year leaving me with a whole lot of clothes I was never going to fit back in. After that, dietsContinue Reading

(NOT SO) SUPRISING ANTI-AGING EFFECT OF FACE REFLEXOLOGY- BEAUTY BY IULIANA

(NOT SO) SUPRISING ANTI-AGING EFFECT OF FACE REFLEXOLOGY- BEAUTY BY IULIANA

I have a confession to make. A few months ago I stopped going to the salon for manicures and pedicures. Time became such a precious commodity that the hour or so I have, I’d rather spend being pampered/anti-aged/relaxed by my beauty therapist, Iuliana. It’s my luxury, that time I spent at hers every other week. ThanksContinue Reading

JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ EASE 10 DAY TAMER REVIEW

JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ EASE 10 DAY TAMER REVIEW

When I read about yet again “wonder” beauty product promising to tame frizzy hair, I was sceptical. I’ve tried so many products- creams, oils, you name it I probably have it in my bathroom. In a battle my hair v cosmetic industry the loser is my wallet.  So far nothing has worked and I wasContinue Reading

BEAUTY BY IULIANA- FOOT REFLEXOLOGY AT CLOUD 9 CENTRAL

BEAUTY BY IULIANA- FOOT REFLEXOLOGY AT CLOUD 9 CENTRAL

As I sit in a patch of sun having my morning coffee, I feel happy. Almost suspiciously so. Not that there isn’t enough in my life to be happy, but you know, it’s Monday…I put to down to the arrival of spring. Curiously, the same thing happens the next day. And the following. That weekContinue Reading

3 PROFESSIONALS YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR LIFE

3 PROFESSIONALS YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR LIFE

There comes a point in a girl’s life where she’s assembled her personal #squad. But not as you know it. An accountant (yawn), a business coach, a great assistant- that’s her professional life sorted. But there’s also a different crew altogether. Beauty enablers and fashion accomplices, she calls on them to make her look andContinue Reading

HOW TO HAVE BIGGER LIPS- A NEW NON INVASIVE LIP TREATMENT

HOW TO HAVE BIGGER LIPS- A NEW NON INVASIVE LIP TREATMENT

There’s a new kid on the block and we are all obsessed here. It involves bee stung, pillowy lips in 10 minutes sans lip injections. How does this sound to you? I’ve been introduced to the treatment in Face Gym (I wrote about Face Gym here and here) when I booked in for a laser to firm upContinue Reading

CLINIQUE – FIRST AID FOR WHEN MY SKIN FEELS LIKE A DESERT

CLINIQUE – FIRST AID FOR WHEN MY SKIN FEELS LIKE A DESERT

We all have favourite cosmetics which we treat as our essentials and without them we believe that we can’t function. I found my “first aid“ for dry skin in Clinique.  I have known most of products below for some years and I use them whenever I feel that my skin has turned into the SaharaContinue Reading

NON SURGICAL FACELIFT & HIGH CHEEKBONES- A BEAUTY DAY WITH IULIANA (PART II OF OUR NEW SERIES)

NON SURGICAL FACELIFT & HIGH CHEEKBONES- A BEAUTY DAY WITH IULIANA (PART II OF OUR NEW SERIES)

I’m being chatted up on a train. By a 22 year old. I know he is 22 because he told me. He also told me he is an English literature student at Oxford University. Then the inevitable question- what do I do. I tell him and see puzzlement on his face. At 23?- he asks.Continue Reading

CHANEL BRONZER REVIEW & MY FEBRUARY FAVOURITES

CHANEL BRONZER REVIEW & MY FEBRUARY FAVOURITES

I’ve admitted before that I’m a beauty junkie and little good did it do. If I was hoping to somehow put myself on a path to recovery, it didn’t work. My baskets still overflows with beauty products, hair stuff, skin care and make up. I love the thrill of getting new products, that sudden “eureka” momentContinue Reading

A BEAUTY CHAT WITH IULIANA

A BEAUTY CHAT WITH IULIANA

Girls, meet Iuliana, the woman who (quite literally) saved my face. No, I haven’t done anything embarrassing (well, I have but the skeletons are safely in my closet) so that she had to rescue me. Iuliana is – or rather was until very recent – a therapist at FaceGym. Those of you who visit usContinue Reading

GOING FRENCH

GOING FRENCH

Paris in the summer- warm cobblestones of the streets of Montmartre, afternoons bathed in golden light, (too much) Isabel Marant in my suitcase…Rolling out of bed every morning to the smell of coffee and throwing on an outfit for a photoshoot with @behindtheseventhdoor…It was so easy then, getting ready- a dab of foundation, a littleContinue Reading

LA VIE EN ROSE

LA VIE EN ROSE

Life in pink. Rose tinted glasses. Drinks at the Sketch. I’ve been feeling pretty pink lately. Maybe it’s an impending Christmas when London turns into a notorious party town or maybe it’s becasue of the gloom of November weather. Whatever the reason, I suddenly wanted to do away with “I woke up like this” look orContinue Reading

MY NOVEMBER FINDS

MY NOVEMBER FINDS

Sometimes I come across beauty buys or an item and get it on a whim only to think later- how did I ever do without it? I’ve had a few this kind of discoveries this months and thought “have I lived under a rock”? That’s especially true for Zara shoes. I mean, you know Zara shoesContinue Reading

LATEST HAIR TRENDS? WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

LATEST HAIR TRENDS? WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

Ombre? So 2014. Move over bronde. There are new trends in town and it’s time you got familiar (if not friendly) with them.  My hairdresser, Louis has hinted at the change for a while now. That shameless blonde I was sporting for months wasn’t his doing  (it was rather necessity after I’ve given myself DYI disastrousContinue Reading

WHO DO YOU CALL PRETTY?

WHO DO YOU CALL PRETTY?

There was this quote on Instagram last week “When women wear make up they’re basically lying to us” (men) “I don’t see why I’m being blamed for a man stupid enough to think I have gold eyelids”.  For me blush was in the same category as gold eyelids- obvious, visible and most of all-scary. IContinue Reading

LADY DANGER

LADY DANGER

Do you remember your first lipstick? I do. I felt so grown up, applying matte dusky rose on my lips. Surely, it was my pass to another world? That alluring, tempting universe of womanhood, which I longed to join. A world of glamorous dresses, high heels and adventures, of glossy swinging hair and Bond-like men.Continue Reading

TOM FORD WHITE PATCHOULI

TOM FORD WHITE PATCHOULI

The wearing of scent or perfume is a strange thing. Everyone has their own uniquely personal approach to perfume and their own subjective opinion about it. Show the same blend of perfume to four different people and you will get four different verdicts, ranging from disgust to love. From observation of my own friends IContinue Reading

GLOSSY HAIR? YES, PLEASE!

GLOSSY HAIR? YES, PLEASE!

If you ask me now if I want to lose 5 kilos or have a thick glossy hair, I would chose hair without hesitation. I’m a not- so-proud owner of super fine, wavy hair with a mind on their own and a tendency to anarchy (like master like man apparently) so making it look presentableContinue Reading

MAX FACTOR NAIL PERFECTION

MAX FACTOR NAIL PERFECTION

This post was suppose to be about my trip to Paris and about what I saw and what I drank and ate…. however after flicking through our blog last night I realised that Ana is already doing a great job bringing Paris closer to you, and that our website is packed full of images ofContinue Reading

IS CONTOURING OUT?

IS CONTOURING OUT?

“Contouring is out, strobe make up is in!” screamed a recent beauty headline and I eagerly clicked on the article. Does it mean that Kim Kardashian suddenly decided to abandon her cheekbones? I wondered. Well, apparently not so but there’s a new beauty trend brewing under the surface- the strobe make up. Think Thierry MuglerContinue Reading

THEY TOOK MAKE UP WORLD BY STORM

THEY TOOK MAKE UP WORLD BY STORM

An idea for this post came from one of our readers. She wrote “How about introducing a Polish element? I’m bored with reading about French brands all the time. Take our Inglot- even Anja Rubik talks about it on Into the Gloss.” I loved the idea. With Inglot taking first steps around the time IContinue Reading

A BEAUTY LESSON FROM EMMANUELLE ALT

A BEAUTY LESSON FROM EMMANUELLE ALT

Did you ever try to put on a make up on a train? Or in the station loo? A string of recent 5.30am starts left me with no choice but to do just that. When the choice is a cup of coffee to help me open my eyes or to spend that time applying makeContinue Reading

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