Mocha tones: Coffee lids and cocoa lips (plus a softer alternative)

Products used:

Laura Mercier Eye Color Duet in Chocolate/Cashmere

NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Coffee

Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Violet Asphalt

Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Blackest Black

Sephora Precious Gold Luminizer

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Bronze-03

OCC Lip Tar in Sybil

Tip: If you find the lip tar bleeds into lines, just use a taupe lipliner or even a brown non-shimmery eyeliner!

For the day look, just skip the gold sparkles and the dark lips! I used

No7 Precision Lip Liner in Nude

Lipstick Queen gloss in Red Sinner

I know that I get sad when my human isn’t here, but the morning after she gets back we always have super snuggles. I get to squeeze myself onto her lap, even if she’s busy or if I don’t quite fit, I wriggle all my wrinkles in there and get all extra squishy. The tactic, of course, it to look so super cute that she doesn’t ever want to leave me ever ever again. Maybe this time it will work.


Naples, Italy

This gateway to Hell is perhaps the oldest; a diabolical portal well-known to the ancient Romans, and first described in writing over 2,000 years ago. In his classic work The Aeneid, Virgil describes a cave with a hundred entrances that led deep beneath the earth — and as far as the underworld itself.

"The gates of hell are open night and day;
Smooth the descent, and easy is the way..”

Virgil wrote his masterpiece in the 1st century BC, and it tells the story of the Trojan hero Aeneas. It was in this cave — located in Cumae, a Greek settlement close to modern-day Naples — that Aeneas encountered the Sibyl. The Cumaean Sibyl was an oracle, a fortune-teller, and priestess, whose sung prophecies echoed endlessly around the hollow caverns. At the age of 700 she served as a guide to Aeneas, as he descended through the caves to the Hell below.

Explorers in the Middle Ages searched in vain for Virgil’s “Antro della Sibilla.” It wasn’t until 1932 however, that archaeologist Amedeo Maiuri (fresh from his excavations at Pompeii) finally discovered this well-documented entrance to the netherworld. Now incorporated into the Cumae Archaeological Site, it is possible for tourists to visit the Cave of the Sibyl for themselves; and to experience those haunting echoes described so many years ago by the poet Virgil:

"As many voices issue, and the sound of Sybil’s words as many times rebound."

(Atlas Obscura)


Today is the last day of the six nations rugby. My human and her human and the smaller humans took me out for a W.A.L.K earlier, and it was great! So many delicious smells, and an excellent dog in a jumper. For a while I even got to wear a little hat. My human said it was ridiculous but I actually kind of liked it…
Anyway, we’re home now and the humans are shouting at the TV again. I don’t understand how men that are so small get my humans so excited. Sometimes I bark along with them, because it’s the only thing in the TV box that I’m allowed to bark at. But today I just can’t keep my eyes open. Must have been all that sea air…