I swear I have been to Covent Garden a million times but it was not until my recent trip back to London that I discovered this hidden gem, B.

B, which is short for B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful, is a sister company to Lush. It started back in 2003 and prides itself in its vegan, cruelty-free beauty products. What makes B stand out from other brands is definitely their Indian and Moroccan inspired bohemian packaging along with the layout of the store. Walking into that store literally felt like walking into an Aladdin cave – I was mesmerized! They also carry a wide variety of products including makeup, fragrances, skincare, shower and bath products. Prices range from £4 for a bath cube to £50 for a 45g perfume.

As promised, below are a few trends I spotted on the high street during my short stay in the oh-so-fashionable London town.

Trend #1: Plaid
From shirts, dresses, shoes, scarfs to bags, plaid or check (as the English would call it) is everywhere.

Sienna Miller, Vanessa Hudgens and Lauren Conrad in plaid

Hey ladies, what’s up?!!! Things have been *so* hectic over here in London and I’m so glad I finally got a second to stop by and say hi =)

I will update you guys with some of the newest beauty products and all the latest street fashion in London once I fly back to Chicago this Sunday. Stay tuned!


I will be in London from August 30th till September 7th. If any of you English beauties would like to grab a cup of tea, go shopping or play with makeup, hit me up and I will squeeze you into my hectic schedule =)

I may also be able to do custom purchases for my fellow US readers while I am there. Shoot me an e-mail at makeup_forlife@yahoo.com if you are interested!

Hi ladies, I will be flying out to Los Angeles this weekend to attend a beauty summit. I will take lots of pictures and keep you guys posted on everything. Have a great weekend!



Hey ladies, sorry for not updating! I just got back from the world’s most awesome fashion capital, Milan. Jealous huh? Just kidding! Anyway, here is my little report on what’s hot in Milan (other than the Italian boys! *lol*)

Hair
Different styles are spotted all over Milan but they can be narrowed down to the following:

* Choppy with lots and lots of layers
* Long straight hair with bangs
* Variations of the mohawk (think fauxhawk, fanned hawk, deathhawk)

Makeup
When it comes to makeup, the look is kept very simple and clean. Minimal colors are used on the eyes and lips and a monochromatic theme is the key here. Bronze skin is also a must.

Accessories
As for accessories, you will never see a Milanese without:

* Aviator shades
* Chunky necklaces
* Dogs (they literally bring their dogs everywhere!)