Friday, 16 October 2015 11:35

Clarins – Festive Eye Palette

Clarins popular eyeshadow palette is back in demand for a limited time only.

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Thursday, 15 October 2015 20:50

The latest game changers for radiant glowing skin

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We love a good highlighter and can definitely no live without our favourite moisturizer and we never leave the house without our much-loved lipstick, but when it comes to skin care and beauty products we want something that will give us beautiful glowing skin.

Waking up with dull and lifeless skin can makes you want to crawl back into bed, in need of more sleep to wake up your skin.

Not to worry ladies, help is at hand with the newest power players to boost your skin and brighten your eyes.

First up is the lastest from Elizabeth Arden, the Superstart skin renewal booster. This products helps to restore the healthy look of your skin's surface layer.

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What does it do; it stimulates the skin’s natural ability to repair and renew it self.

How to use it; apply it before your serum or moisturiser, it boosts the results of your skincare products. Your skin looks beautiful, resilient and refreshed, ready to face the day.

Why do you need this product; When the surface layer of your skin is damaged, your skin may not be able to retain moisture, and loses its natural defences to protect itself and will ultimately lose its the ability to renew itself. The Superstart Skin Renewal Booster, was designed to strengthen the skin's natural ability to repair and renew by restoring the healthy appearance of your skin's surface layer.

Lancôme Visionnaire Nuit Beauty Sleep

This unique gel-in-oil formula with its ultra-light texture that melts into your skin for super hydrated and plumped up skin.

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What I love about this product is, that you immediately see the difference in your skin. It looks smoother, feels softer, suppler and looks nourished. Beautifully revitalised skin.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate

This product wakes up your eye area and enhances the performance of other eye creams.

Used as a pre eye care treatment it helps to fight against external environmental factors that can cause damage to the skin. Protecting the skin against moisture loss while working to diminish fine lines, roughness and dryness. A great aid in fighting the anti-ageing war as it strengthens and regenerates the eye area.

The Results:

The skin around your eyes becomes soft, smooth and supple

Improves fine lines and wrinkles

Diminishes dark circles as your skin tone becomes, even bright and luminous

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All in all a winning result!!

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Monday, 12 October 2015 16:24

Mac A/W15 Beautiful and Damned Trend

Beautiful and Damned is one of four big makeup trends this coming A/W from Mac Cosmetics.

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The trick with this look is to make it look effortless but to also notice the precision in the lines. Think of a look that was done in the morning but still looks good by the evening, or a DIY job vs refined.

Black is your main colour. You can go creative with a smudged kohl on the eyes or heavy carbon colours of black with a black or berry tone precision lip, or a smudged lip with precision lines around the eyes. Team either look with luminous polished skin and you can’t go wrong.
Remember…. Black, effortless vs precision is the key to mastering one of tis seasons new makeup trend.

Get The Look

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  • Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil – Blackest of black kohl formula
  • Black Chromaline – Pigmented and long-wear gel liner formula
  • Beg For It Into the Well Eye Shadow – Wet/dry carbon black shadow liner
  • Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash – High volume, high definition carbon black mascara
  • Media Lipstick – Satin
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Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:50

MAC Cosmetics to collaborate with Charlotte Olympia

MAC Cosmetics announced today that Charlotte Olympia will be the latest designer to collaborate with the cosmetics powerhouse.

Published in News
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 17:46

NYFW Makeup Trend – Inglot Eyeliner Gel

Get one of iconic Make-up Artists NYFW SS16 make-up featured on my blog with this genius product from Inglot.

Published in Beauty
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 17:30

Pat McGrath key make-up looks at NYFW SS16

 This fashion week season is well underway having started in New York and soon to be in London in just a couple of days time. We all know that fashion week season is focused on the clothes being showcased from all the fabulous designers around the globe but a women's guilty pleasure is that we can't help but admire all the makeup looks created on the models each season.

One of the most iconic makeup artists in the world of makeup and present at fashion week every season creating beautifully designed looks whether it be natural to creative is Pat McGrath. Pat McGrath’s name is no secret to anyone in the business, her talent is beyond incredible and each season I look forward to seeing her new makeup designs. Makeup trends soon spread across the globe each season based on the key looks she creates and the new season will be no different.

McGrath’s main focus on all models across all designers she keyed makeup looks for this season at NYFW was to keep the skin soft and dewy. Gleaming, glowing skin with well defined structured brows were key for all models. She then adapted looks to suit each individual designers designs.

For Jenny Peckham, McGrath chose to use a turquoise eyeliner in a shape to suit the individual models eyes, she then teamed up with either a nude or bold red lip.

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At Diane Von Furstenburg, she chose shades of turquoise and blue-greens to create a jewel toned eye again keeping the lips nude teamed with the gleaming skin.

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Victoria Beckham’s models were kept a little more simple concentrating on the glowing skin teamed with either a nude lip or a pop of orange-red lips.

While at Givenchy she changed the direction slightly by adding a wash of mauve shadow around all of the eye. And keeping the brows light.

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Not only were pastel shades of turquoise, green and blue used on the eyes in Pat McGrath’s designs it seemed to be everywhere supported with a nude or orange tone red lip.

So now you're ahead of one of the makeup trends at NYFW SS16 why not head down to the makeup counters and try some shades for yourself.

 

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Sunday, 13 September 2015 21:27

FOY - Fountain Of Youth

Fountain of Youth: Restoring, Repairing and Rejuvenating.

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FOY rejuvenating Night Cream, Moisturising Day Cream and Eye Contour Gel and Anti Cellulite Gel. Four beautifully packaged products, great consistency.

Moisturising Day Cream

FOY is designed for mature aging skin, basically anyone over the age of 25 but for me the day cream was not rich enough. My skin absorbs quickly and I felt that I needed to keep reapplying in order for my skin to feel fully moisturized.

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Rejuvenating Night Cream

I liked the rejuvenating night cream as it was richer and left my skin feeling great all night long.

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Anti-Cellulite Gel

I decided to give the gel to a friend who has cellulite to test out and see if it made any difference on her skin. She tried it for a few weeks and said the smell was great, the texture was amazing. When applied the gel created a tingling sensation. No visible improvement was noticed after two weeks of usage. Everyone’s skin reacts differently so this does not mean the product did not work but maybeon her skin type it needed to be used for a little longer to see any results.

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Eye Contour Gel

My FOY top pick has to be the Eye Contour Gel. As a sufferer of dark, itchy, tired eyes I am always looking for the perfect gels to moisturise the eye area and this was perfect! Out of all the products this is the one I would definitely invest in.

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Find out more about FOY and the other products in the range here: www.foy.global

Reviewed by Deborah St. Louis Fashions Finest CEO

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Wednesday, 02 September 2015 20:11

Autumn Winter beauty Must haves

AUTUMN WINTER MUST HAVES

Summer was all about glowing skin but with the changing season, the trend is all about natural looking skin with a matte finish. You can achieve this “no make- up look” with a skin nourishing foundation moisturising the skin while still looking fresh faced and natural.

Maybelline’s Fit ME dewy smooth, matches’ skins natural tone while it hydrates skin for a smooth skin texture and a luminous and seamless finish.

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Up your natural “no make-up look” with bold lips. Master the bold lip by making sure that your lips are hydrated and flake free. Be sure to balance out the rest of your makeup by concealing redness, keeping skin fresh, and using a subtle colour on your cheeks and an eye-opening mascara.

Top of my list is;

• Clinique Pop lip colour + primer in Berry Pop , Cola pop and Passion Pop
• Maybelline’s Colour sensational creamy mattes in Divine Wine, Burgundy blush, and Siren in scarlet

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A natural look with beautiful rich lipstick shades, defined and lightly glowing cheekbones with wide eyed and sensational lashes for autumn.

Combine your look with a sultry warm and woody scent and finished it off with the new Essie collection and you are ready to rock n roll!!

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Thursday, 13 August 2015 18:59

Microwaving Your Armpits

Women are doing what? Microwaving their armpits!

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Really! Well yes, according to an article on Byrdie.com, first published in Marie Claire @ www.marieclaire.com

I have heard a lot of crazy things but this by far is too much for me, microwaving your under arms.

It is not an actual microwave but a laser gun–like device, by the medical company Miramar Labs.

“It's the same wavelength, but the delivery method, depth of penetration or range, and safety profile are totally different,” Dr. Snehal P. Amin, a board-certified dermatologic surgeon, told Marie Claire.

The device heats up the levels deep under your skin, where the hair root and sweat glands are located and subsequently destroys them. This is the only FDA-approved device of its kind, and the company has reported over 40,000 treatments this far.

Microwaving my armpits, need to think about that one for a minute, but with over 40,000 treatments I am sure that there are beauty crazed women that will invest in it.

But you know what they say, “different strokes for different folk” Would you microwave your armpits?

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So we are not all top notch make-up artist and if you like me, you are always buying new make -up products and before you realise it, your make-up bag is over flowing. So let's make things easier, here are your 8 basic essential to always carry in your make-up bag.

Many women often buy products that;
• where sold to them by an over enthusiastic make-up counter assistant, they buy it and then do not use it
• because they were drawn in by the advertisement on television, because the model looked so good wearing it
We then end up not using any of these products because we do not know how to use correctly
It is time ladies, to go back to the basic, because everything else in our lives are already complicated the last thing we need is to complicate our make- up routine
Carrying these basic essentials with you can make things so much easier and will give you a flawless look for day and night.

1.Concealer

Concealer is used to hide your dark under eye circles and the spots on your face

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2. Foundation

Even out your skin complexion by applying your foundation all over the face, this will balance out your complexion and give you a clear canvas to apply the rest of your make-up

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3. Neutral eye shadow

Neutral shades like beige, is easy to use and suits every skin tone and are great for an everyday look

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4. Eye liner

A black or brown eye liner is essential or you can also use dark eye shadow along your lash line to enhance your eyes

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Mascara

Defines your eyes by applying it over your lashes to enhance the length of your lashes

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Blush

As foundation evens out your skin tone, blush ads colour, apply it to your cheeks. Blush comes in a variety of shades so choose the right shade for your skin tone.

Remember;
• Select a colour that will accent your facial features and will not make you look like a red check clown
• Bright red colours may not look that good if you have a very pale skin. Pale skin try a soft pink colour.
• So depending on your skin tone you will need a lighter or darker colour
When applying it, make a fish face then apply blush to the centre blending it along the cheekbone

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Lipstick

We do not all like popping colours so try a nude colour to enhance your natural lip colour

Lipstick like blush adds colour to your face.

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Translucent powder

Apply to skin to set make-up and for a matte effect, dust lightly using a fluffy powder brush

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Declutter your make up bag and let's get back to basic !!

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