Before Chanel made black nail polish trendy, I used to apply thick permanent marker on my nails to paint them black.

And that was the start of my love affair with beauty products. Some people think beauty is trivial. But it is not. It is a multi-billion dollar industry that is continually growing.

You don’t have to be a socially accepted size to wear lipstick. If all it takes to lift a womans’ self esteem is something as simple as a new fragrance or a slick of coloured gloss, can it really be seen as trivial?