“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.”
Perhaps every girl’s first makeup memory is trying on lipstick as a child, in an attempt to rush into the world of grown-ups: a whirlwind of galas and coffee dates and afternoons spent shopping — all while donning a stunning crimson rouge à lèvres . . .
But imagine how truly and utterly glamorous would it must have been to wear lipstick in Ancient Mesopotamia, where glittering jewels were crushed and used to decorate the lips.
Since we can no longer crush emeralds and rubies and sapphires to create our lip colours, as the holidays approach, we must begin the search for the most perfect lipstick to match glittering party gowns.
And there is no lipstick line more ideal than Ilia for the cold winter months that also happen to hold some of the most glamorous events of the year.
Created with 85 percent organic ingredients, Ilia combines the ultimate in moisturizing power combined with sheer lip color — and the best part is, one no longer has to carry a separate lip conditioner, gloss and lipstick in impossibly chic, but tiny evening clutches . . .
Her experiences in the fashion industry motivated her to start her own company, and one day, as she was going through her own makeup bag, she noticed that organic makeup brands were in need of better packaging and design.
Sasha then made it her goal to produce safe beauty products that women can love for their chic look and trust for their outstanding quality, and Ilia born . . .
2. Jewelry from Saya Gallery — the best home and gift store.
3. A snakeskin clutch, which is available in abundance in Bali, and fits the daily essentials, including lipstick!
4. A mini Ganesha statue is a good luck gift and this little elephant is known as the remover of obstacles.
5. A great gift idea is a hand-dyed batik sarong — they last forever.