Today I wanted to do a post close to the roots but of course with a retro link. Obviously, I am heavily inspired by the vintage styles of the past. However, this blog starts with Oriental Spice for two reasons. First of all, you can take it literally, because I am literally oriental. Secondly, it stands for food for thought and inspiration next to the lighter things in life (check the inspiration column category if you’re interested). Inspirational food for thought is a topic that always comes back, occasionally with an oriental touch. Remember for example how I wrote about the Indian festival Diwali)? Back to the first reason.
Eight years ago the number one source to find interesting brands (en blogs) was Google. Since a few years the focus has shifted to social media. A few months ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and I saw something that immediately caught my eye and made me think: what a great idea! Why didn’t anyone think of this before? What a gap in the beauty market.
I came across a makeup brand that not only looks great but as I found out along the way, their products are also of high quality. I would actually say it’s an underrated brand. It all starts with the name: Besame. A simple yet effective name. A good name is a great start when it comes to branding. It also made me curious. What kind of brand is this and where did it come from?
Attention! Time for another historical makeup class. This time, mascara is in the spotlights. It’s the alltime favorite makeup item of women. It’s the tiny weird brush that women use to men. Let’s dive into the history of this tiny weird brush!
Two weeks ago, I started the history of makeup serie with the history of eyeliner. Today it’s time for the second episode: red lipstick. My favorite! So let’s start with my personal red lipstick history.
After my personal ode to flower power, I realised that there is more where that came from. It’s time to make a few historical trips to the makeup world. Which means: another blog serie! These historical makeup trips include a little bit of personal history and a lot of worldwide history. Let’s hit it off with the first episode: eyeliner / kohl.