From staying at home in your winter warmers to building up a suitcase full of memories, this week’s hotlist is full of surprises.
Whether you are opening up mystery beauty doors in the comfort of your home or looking to plan your 2019 getaways, this week’s Citizen Femme hotlist helps you enjoy it all.
Whatever you do, never leave home without your one must-have – a classic red lipstick. Read on for this week’s Citizen Femme Hotlist.
GRAB THIS Bumble and Bumble Advent Calendar
If there is one advent calendar you buy this year, let it be this one. The ultimate beauty addict’s advent calendar including all your skincare must-haves, party makeup and hair essentials, along with exclusive offers (worth over £283.00).
This Limited Edition, shimmering ruby star, advent calendar boasts 25 drawers filled with iconic products from some of the world’s leading beauty brands such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, GLAMGLOW, Estée Lauder, Smashbox, Clinique, Origins, Aveda, Bumble and bumble and Michael Kors. All travel friendly so you can pack it all up in your suitcase on your 2019 travels.
WEAR THIS Sustainable M.i.h
We are loving the push in sustainability from fashion brands. With winter looming, wardrobes are filling with woollies – and this is a favourite. The Bianca sweater by M.i.h. Retro-inspired, but made in supersoft recycled cashmere for a modern attitude.
With a deep rib cuff and delicate overarm frill, it’s made from surplus fibres from the manufacture of virgin cashmere yarn that would otherwise have been discarded. It’s limited edition so get in there quick.
EAT HERE Greyhound Café
It’s a cool, stylish Thai restaurant in Fitzrovia. You might be familiar with it as there are lots now spotted around the globe. Greyhound was founded by the extremely suave Bhanu Inkawat and alongside the fashion side of the brand, Greyhound have been opening their restaurants since 1998 with locations in Bangkok, Shanghai, Hong Kong and more but it was in the Thai capital where it all began.
The restaurant is set over two floors with a canopied patio, with Greyhound’s signature monochrome design with hand-drawn, chalk designs and complemented by an eclectic Thai-meets-West interior, typical of the post-70s era of ‘Siwilai’.
With a respect for Thai cooking, favourite dishes include ‘Salmon in Hot Pursuit’ and ‘Complicated Noodle’. It’s not so complicated and worth trying.
USE THIS Kjaer Weis and Caroline Issa red lipsticks
What is the one thing you need to travel with to up your travel + beauty game, wherever you are? Red lipstick. In a partnership with Kjaer Weis and style icon Caroline Issa (and Chief Executive and Fashion Director of TANK Magazine), they are launching two velvety red lipsticks supporting global Charity Women for Women.
Both lipsticks are “old-Hollywood-glam” reds that work effortlessly for day or night. Packed with nourishing Shea Butter, Rosehip and Jojoba Oil, this incredible heat-activated formula provides hydration along with a smooth burst of color. The sleek silver case is refillable, too – reflecting the brand’s environmental consciousness.
Amour Rouge is a reflection of her memories of growing up in Canada with the full red maple leaves during autumns in Montreal, while Sucré has encapsulated the memories of picking red “love” saga seeds as a child during summers in Singapore. These shades are a personal reflection from Caroline and the ideal addition to the brands existing range of organic luxury lipsticks.
TRAVEL WITH THEM Blank Canvas
Blank Canvas is the new inclusive and transparent way to travel. Ever approached a travel company and outlined your needs and budget to then receive an impersonal itinerary, which completely blows your budget? Blank Canvas peronalises every trip, in every budget, resulting in a suitcase full of memories and assurance that local communities will receive the support and investment that they deserve. The launch locations include South Africa, Mauritius, Namibia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
From river safaris in Borneo to humble homestays in Laos, from the bright lights of Hong Kong to a cookery course in Thailand, from the temples of Angkor to the soft white shores of Zanzibar, Blank Canvas is your new travel companion, not your new travel agent.