The week in sustainability

It occurred to me yesterday that it would be fun to do a series which highlights things I have done this week that contribute to sustainability and conscious living. I will do my best to show at least some consistency with these posts but let’s see…


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Byredo perfume is certainly worth the price tag…

Everything about Byredo is just so stylish and elegant – the black and white packaging, the understated beautifully blended scents that linger throughout the day. These perfumes are pure luxury and such a wonderful investment for when you want to treat yourself. They are certainly more expensive than the average perfume (EUR190 for 100ml) but also oh so worth the price.


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Good but not great – Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Cleansing Ritual

I have been a fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s make up ever since it came out a few years ago – I think the lipsticks and the original mascara are stand out products. While I have not tried much of the skincare line (I think (!) I tried the magic cream a few years back and remember thinking it was nice enough), I was very excited about the launch of the cleansing duo last December. I was also finishing up the cleanser I was using at the time (Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple) which worked well with my ‘one out, one in’ mentality when it comes to skincare & make up.

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Ready for the next step

Long time no blog… I started this blog after my trip from Japan when I was still so wonderfully jetlagged and needed something to do at 4am in the morning. And then the jetlag went away and reality of day-to-day life sunk in.

So what’s happened since? I moved jobs multiple times. Then moved from London to Dubai. Then 2 weeks ago quit my job to pursue a Masters course in International Relations and am working off my 3 month notice. No one can say this has been an uneventful few years!

With my new found freedom and flexibility (once my notice period is over), I want to resurrect this blog and share my experiences of studying again, life in the Middle East and trying to figure out my next steps.

Secret Style of a City Girl 2.0 is on!