Written by: Zanita Whittington

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Its been such a long time since I shot a beauty post… just tried searching for some past editions but couldn’t find any. I remember one such where I sat a Sony Cybershot on the bathroom window and put it on auto shoot, snapping one image at a time. Needless to say I wasn’t exactly achieving this kind of quality. I’m not really going to keep up the beauty posts because I’m extremely minimal when it comes to make-up and a beauty routine. Less is more for me – I’ve always found a heavy make-up look detracts from natural beauty. I really love a dark lip though – and this one from MAC is just brilliant. I don’t have a lip brush or a liner so its pretty tricky to get the edges just perfect – and forget about eating anything at all when you’re wearing this look. Sometimes a bit of starvation is the sacrifice for sexy drama, no?

Meanwhile – how fucking magical is this surround?? Sorry to hit up the expletives here  but seriously, its one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen – Sälen in the mid west of Sweden. Its cold, obviously, but the swedes have a famous saying ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.’ so I’m wearing the puffiest, warmest jacket I could find (at the sportswear outlet store, I’m not in the market for a Moncler) and I’m toasty warm. As long as there’s no wind it’s fairly pleasant anyway. I got to try my hand at skiing (you can see my attempt HERE) and this afternoon I’m going to build a massive snowman! So excited. Being in a snowy place is loads of fun. Not really missing NYFW at all…….

Another detail here in these images is my delicate bracelet given to me by my friend, hair and make-up artist Charlotte Blakeney. The pair of us have known each other for years, having worked together on many gigs while I was modelling and now Charlotte has started her own jewellery line, By Charlotte, filled with precious and delicate gold, silver and rose gold pieces. My bracelet here is a special Valentines day edition, 18k gold plated, inscribed with the word ‘Loved’. You can treat yourself (or hint at your man) this Feb 14 and get your own precious reminder – you are loved! I’m excited to share these pics with your and support my talented friend. 🙂

lipstick, MAC (Diva)

bracelet, ByCharlotte