Thursday, February 4, 2016

Stylish Boho Bags

Boho bags became popular today especially for women. They are made of flexible and soft materials to effortlessly attain a slouchy look when they are put down. This type of bag is designed in different colors, shapes and sizes to fit everyone’s taste.  This bag also comes in variety of colors to give you options to pick a color that suits your taste and to complement any of your outfit.

Buy it now: the best beauty and fashion gifts for Chinese New Year

Beauty and Fashion gifts for Chinese New Year include Giorgio Armani's monkey-themed Illuminating Powder

When is it not gift seaason somewhere in the world? Between Christmas and Valentine's comes the Lunar New Year, AKA, an opportunity for stores to promote some full price product in festive red and gold. Unsurprisingly, it's the luxury stores who are pulling out the stops to present enticing, Chinese-friendly gifts, especially with monkey-themed motifs or in editions of lucky number eight.

In truth, I'm not seeing a huge amount of innovation. The beauty brands get my vote for gorgeous jewel-like compacts in lovely packaging – for example this Estee Lauder compact and the Giorgio Armani Illuminating Palette – but for leathergoods brands like Jimmy Choo and Mulberry it's a case of merchandising all the reds and golds together for a simple (but probably quite effective) pick-n-mix offer.

In China, Burberry is doing what it does best, using social platform WeChat to let users digitally unwrap gifts and create personalised digital Lunar New Year envelopes to send to friends and family. But elsewhere, it's about slapping a monkey on anything and everything and hoping for the best. Here's my edit.


WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla

New and improved: YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint foundation

A new version of ysl Touche eclat Le Teint Foundation has just launched

This new iteration of YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation (?32.50, launching today), is so much better than the original. I remember getting very excited about it when it first launched four years ago, but the reality was that it was a little too shine-inducing.

Don't confuse this with its predecessor, YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat. It's a similar name but not the same product. The new version has better coverage, less shine and more staying power. Its USP is something called ‘Catchlight' technology, which captures light and radiance without shine. Also new is the use of the same ‘Anti Fatigue Complex' that's used in the Touche Eclat pen, which minimises shadows and dullness. Having got into brushes in the last year I've gone back to using fingers for this. It goes on super-smoothly and blends to nothing.

More good news: it now comes in 22 shades instead of the original 18. Adding it to my faves. Buy it at Selfridges, Harrods and