There’s something about the phrase “signature scent” that makes me feel a bit queasy. Don’t ask me what it is, I really don’t know, it’s just one of those phrases like “fruit of thy womb” that make me do a face a bit like this :/ Anyway, despite that, I’m going to use it now, [...]
Yesterday we took a trip to Silves, part of the Faro district and the former capital of the Algarve. The region is full of history, it was taken over in the Umayyad conquest of Spain and has strong Moorish ties dating back to the Almohad dynasty. We visited in the daytime during festival time, and [...]
Check out some of my favourite items of July 2012 below! I’m nominated for two Cosmopolitan Blog Awards this year – If you’d like to support Gemsmaquillage by voting in the Established Beauty Blog and Video Blogger categories you can do so here.
Yesterday we decided on a beach day and headed to Barril beach, on Ilha de Tavira. The beach used to be a really active place for tuna fishing, and as you can see from the last picture, there is an ‘anchor cemetery’ a reminder of the industry that has now left this over-fished patch of land. [...]
This month’s Joliebox celebrates summer now that it’s July, here’s what I got: Etat Pur A22 Salicylic Acid 300 – Salicylic Acid is great for blemishes, and I suffer from hormonal acne so this will be great to use then. I’ve wanted to try this brand for a while. Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner – [...]