Shu Uemura: Mon Shu Girl Colour Palette

Shu Uemura a make up and cosmetics brand founded by Shu Uemura in the fifties in Hollywood is known for its extraordinary palette of artistic colours and textures. Very much an insiders’ brand it counts Karl the Magnificent and the Omnipresent among devoted fans. And when Karl is a fan, there is definitely a collaboration project.

A  limited edition make up collection to be released soon is symbolised by the cutest cartoon  character Shu girl, sketched by Monsieur Karl himself. Take a look and enjoy. It will certainly make you smile.

Feel good and positive emotions — great marketing strategy and another feather in the cap for Mr. Lagerfeld


Thierry Boutemy: The Fashion Flower Power


With the advent of sunny days in The Hague gardening enthusiasts rush to their gardens and flower watchers get on their bikes to admire the blossoming bulbs: tulips, hyacinths, daffodils. Planted in orderly strips when in bloom they form a luscious carpet of vivid colours.


It seems that the fashion world got caught up in the flower garden as well. Check this season’s fashions, floral patterns bloom on everything: tops, bottoms, accessories. And not for ladies only! Menswear collections display an impressive assortment of floral delights.


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OPI Holland Collection: Take a Roll in The Hague

A Roll in The Hague


In addition to the cliche trinity of cheese-windmills-tulips the Dutch can boast having an open mind, influential design aesthetic, so many other things and now even a nail polish collection. Nail polish collection?

I see eyebrows raised and question marks multiplying with lightning speed.

Yes, indeed!  Nail polish collection called Holland. Courtesy of OPI,  a family owned nail care company.


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Beaute Totale: Promise Delivered

Nina owner of Beaute Totale


Having spent many years moving countries and continents I always made sure to find a skin therapist and a hairdresser in my new country. In some strange way once the right ones are found you transition from no-man’s-land feeling you have on arrival to a new place to the feeling of belonging.


Last year when I moved to the Hague I have tried many places before I found Nina. After my first appointment I knew this is where I would stay. Not because she impressed me with all the fancy equipment and terminology she used. But because she genuinely exudes love for what she does. She literally lights up when she talks about her vision of total beauty on the inside and out.


Nina specialises in anti-age treatments of all sorts, is very thorough and does deliver results. Also she is great with permanent make up.


So if you are  new to The Hague and are looking for a proper skin therapist Nina will not disappoint.


Beaute Totale  is in Willem Witsenplein 7