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Bumble & Bumble Mending Shampoo & Conditioner


Bumble & Bumble Mending Shampoo and Conditioner



This (and Kerastase Olio Relax Mask) are Kay’s favourite conditioners for her long, dry, over blow-dried hair. Leave in for a few minutes and rinse with lukewarm water, and if you have hair like Kays, Thandie’s or Phoebe’s -leave a little at the ends!  This rich conditioner begins repairing damage without stripping colour, wilting perms or reverting chemically straightened hair. Both between £20 & £23 ($30 & $33).

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Artist Phoebe Collings-James

Massage in, leave for 3 minutes and rinse in lukewarm water, leaving a little in the ends

Massage in, leave for 3 minutes and rinse in lukewarm water, leaving a little in the ends































Phoebe Collings-James photographed by Kay


Smokin’ Eyes

Posted by Kay

The Smokey eye is one make-up look that never goes out of style,  pop some heels in your bag in the morning, along with some eye make-up and boom-who need’s to go home to change after work? You have all you need to go from day to night.

Be sure to conceal your under-eye area (see our post here) and wear a little blush.

Once skin is prepped, apply black pencil onto the upper lash line, plus a little on the bottom (if you are fair, use a brown pencil) and smudge in. Apply Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Gel Sparkle in Topaz over your lid-this stuff is so idiot-proof that all you need is a clean finger! Smudge in a little below but go easy, and if your eyes are round or large, skip this step, you won’t need it. Apply some blusher, mascara and some tinted lip balm and that’s it.

Phoebe Collings-James

Phoebe Collings-JamesApply mascara, apply some peachy blush and a sheer nude with a little colour.







Chanel Powder Blush in 180 Caresse

Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Sparkle in Smokey Topaz

Lord & Berry Velluto eye pencil in Mink

Benefit ChaCha Balm lips

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Black

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Full Fat Lashes


Hair brushed out by Phoebe.

Phoebe wears Rick Owens Classic Cotton Top from Browns

See artist Phoebe Collings-James’ website

Phoebe is at Premier models. Follow her on instagram & on twitter

Manicure by Cherrie Snow at Wah Nails

Photograph & Makeup by Kay using the Leica T Series and assisted by Robert Walker

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush

Posted by Kay DS TRIP

I discovered this bright little product via our friend Millie Kendall from BeautyMart. It’s non-oily, non- pore-clogging formula is very different from any blusher I’ve ever used, and perfect for those who love the natural appearance of cream blush, but want something with more staying power and less shine.

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Artist Phoebe Collings-James wearing TRIP


Our model, fine artist Phoebe Collings-James, is wearing it here in Trip. I love this tangerine shade, it looks very bright in the bottle, but is great on tanned, or darker skintones.

Use with a ‘Stippling Brush’ as shown.


See Daniel Sandler’s website

See Phoebe’s website

Phoebe is also represented by Premier Models

Make-Up and Photo by Kay, hair by Phoebe 🙂

Nude Skincare

Posted by Kay

I’ve been a fan of Nude Skincare ever since it was founded by Bryan Meehan and Ali Hewson in 2007 and believe that even if you’re not an advocate for ‘natural skincare’, that most of us will at one time or another find the need for gentler products, and perhaps adopt them into our skincare somehow.

After all, who hasn’t had irritated skin, or dry and sore lips? This is the where the door to the world of natural skincare often opens, and where many people who want relief and results will find themselves.

Not convinced? What if I asked you if you’d prefer perfumed petrochemicals on that little patch of itchy, inflamed skin or something so natural you could practically eat it, maybe that might?

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Artist Phoebe Collings-James

If it’s the lack of ‘technological breakthroughs’ or the worthy packaging that’s put you off natural skincare then perhaps I can still turn you to the natural side of the force because this area of skincare has had a total facelift.

Gone are the days of heavy, wheatgerm oil-based creams that smelled of bran that were everything but luxurious and often too unrefined to be non-comedegenic (non pore-clogging).

Now it’s all about technology being embraced to produce naturally-derived ingredients that benefit the skin in a more holistic way than the petrochemicals ever could, with ethical business practises as an integral part of a whole business structure.

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Dewy, fresh looking skin, best worn on it’s own but gives great canvas.



Thandie and I met up with co-founder Bryan Meehan 

Thandie and I met up with co-founder Bryan Meehan recently for tea, and as he spoke to us about his company, it was clear how much quality and performance meant to him.

What was also clear to us was how very much cheaper it would have been for Nude to use the usual petrochemical suspects and forget the ethics in the ethos.

Clearly a labour of love which started with one simple question: Why can’t healthy, natural skincare be high performance skincare?

Because our skin is the largest organ in our body, nutrition is as essential for our outside (which absorbs and ingests substances) as it is for our body.

Bryan and his founding partner Ali Hewson have championed unique formulas based on ingredients the body needs and understands: a precisely balanced diet of omegas, minerals, probiotics and antioxidants all rooted in ‘high-performance nutrition’.

The R&D (research and development) continues to be a major aspect of their brand, developing new-school formulas for old-school problems.

The Nude Lips Lip Balm is always near me and near my kit and besides our Thands I’ve used it on everyone from Nicole Kidman to Keira Knightley.nude-skincare-nude-lips-lip-balm-profile

The texture melts at body temperature and it’s rich organic butters (Tahitian vanilla monoi don’t you know) mix perfectly with lipsticks to create the perfect tinted lipbalm.

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Advanced Renewal Overnight Repair Mask

If my skin feels and looks lacklustre, I’ll use the Advanced Renewal Overnight Repair Mask with fig, honey omega 6 & 9 and cupuacu butter after giving my face a good wash (I use a muslin cloth every night with warm water and foaming cleanser) or, if if it’s an sos (save our skin) situation, the exfoliator may come out! These two steps used in conjunction give you bouncy-looking, baby-soft skin.

Phoebe NUDE Pro Genius Omega Treatment Oil

Phoebe about to apply ProGenius Omega Treatment Oil

Another nourishing treatment with 10 active plant oils enriched with omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 is the Pro Genius Omega Treatment Oil which can be used on it’s own, or after a serum or moisturiser depending on how dehydrated your skin is.


See the world of Nude Skincare via their website

Follow them on Twitter and on instagram

Thank you Phoebe Collings-James for being such a patient and lovely model- and for doing your own hair. Artist Phoebe is also at Premier models.

Follow her on instagram & on twitter.

Manicure by Cherrie Snow

Photographed by Kay using the Leica T Series and assisted by Robert Walker

Thank you for Make-Up assistance Poppy France and to My Girl Friday Rachael Kerr.




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