Thursday, June 26

Fourth Meal 001

So I'm in love with a little thing called Instagram. And it is undoubtedly one of the contributing factors to the neglect the poor marionhoney blog has experienced as of late. So let's resuscitate some content here with a little some'in'-some'in', yeah? I present to you Fourth Meal--a recurring roundup of things I've been eating in London. Where should you go and what should you get? This.

Clockwise from top left

1// EGGS FLORENTINE with a side lamb's lettuce salad lightly laced with honey mustard dressing. I'm at The Breakfast Club far too much. My Instagram feed is a testament to that statement. It's a London staple for me and it will be for you too. If you want breakfast, get there before 5PM!  £8.40

2// TOASTED CHEESE SANDWICH. You will shell out the £5 for this luxury grilled cheese and you will love yourself. Brought to you by the good folks at Kappacasein Dairy. You will stand in the queue that wraps around its Borough Market stall (it moves quick). And you will be surprised that you like leeks. Thursdays-Saturdays, okay?  £5.

3// POTATO ROSTI with a fried egg, cherry tomatoes, and shreded basil. Right, so you can't buy this. Soz. Because I know it looks tempting. But if you go on enough okcupid dates you might find a boy who likes to cook and is damn good at it. Inspired by this Gordon Ramsay dish. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE. Or maybe you can. With food.

4// D.O.C. PIZZE -- that's Italian for really frickin' nice pizza. The breadlike dough. The sweetest tomatoes. Princi is a place I'd walked past countless times whilst bumbling around Soho. Their glass exterior invites you to look onto everyone's magnificent meals. Avoid the Crodino drink though. Sanne got it and baaaaad aftertaste.  £12.50

Fourth meal.  Even if you've already had your daily three, these pictures might make you consider just one more. Got any places I need to hit up? (Yes yes, okay okay, I know, the gym.)

Thursday, March 6

MAC See Sheer.

MAC lipstick in See Sheer £15

I still have a very strong memory of going to the [jank] Macy's in downtown Los Angeles with my friend Annie to try on lipsticks at the MAC counter.  This was honestly my first foray into the brand: trying on a loud shade of orange and then prancing off to Spring Street for a coffee and book browsing.  And I remember feeling like I just could not get the formula to work for me.  Maybe I was choosing the wrong shades or the wrong finishes, but I always felt that the product caught on my lips in all the wrong places (or how I usually term it: I was a victim of the "chunky lip").

But that seems to be all in the past.  At least for these two shades.  You can see the post I did on Plumful (pictured right) not too long ago here.  See Sheer is just as good in terms of its smoothing-down power and has similar colour payoff.  I really like it because if it wears off, it doesn't look weird looking--a common problem for me and my bolder lip colours.  And in general it comes off as a deepened, enhanced hue of my own natural lip colour. I'd highly recommend this.

Here's a cheeky bonus photo of a swatch and how the lipstick is picked up by flash.

Friday, February 28

MAC Soft & Gentle.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle

I find it impossible to photograph highlighter and thinking about it, I wouldn't want it to.  Highlighter is about catching the light during movement.  I've been in love with this number since Estée gushed about it and Chelsea so gorgeously blogged it.  It's the only highlighter I own, and its slight pink flush is enough for me to get away with not needing blush. This is a cult product for good reason.