I love big loose waves … You know the kind you see on Victoria Secret models but you know they had a hair stylist spending lots of time doing their hair to make it look that way? … Yah, I think those are gorgeous! The thing is … when it comes to my generally unmanageable hair which I have to spend so much time on just to make it look half decent, I usually don’t want to spend any extra time on it just to add some bouncy waves … Even though I love them so much! Usually by the time I finish blow drying my hair to get a smooth finish, I don’t feel like spending extra time to use a curling iron or hair straightener to add curls or waves too … which means I end up with plain old straight hair! … That was until I discovered this technique! With this technique I get the big bouncy loose waves while I’m blow-drying my hair and it just takes a couple of extra minutes to do!
One of the major makeup trends for Spring/Summer 2013 that is actually very wearable right now and is perfect for the holiday season is wearing a pop of bright matte colour on the lips … whether it’s hot pink, coral or red! I personally love this trend and find it to be one of the easiest, prettiest makeup looks that when worn with the right eye makeup can be worn during the day and at night! … So I thought I would show you guys how I wear a bright lip colour, taking it from a day look to an evening look.
During the hot and sweaty days of summer most of us want nice glowing skin without heavy looking makeup and of course makeup that lasts … because heat, sweat and humidity are usually not very makeup friendly! Also fun brighter colours that work with our skin tone are usually more welcomed during the summer than the more toned down dark colours that we wear during the colder months. Oh and don’t forget, SPF! … Very important! Since Summer is well on it’s way here in Cape Town and South Africa, I thought I would share my 8 summer makeup ‘must haves’ that I find help to easily achieve the perfect summer glow that lasts, protects and looks pretty!
I love statement necklaces and since they’ve been ‘in’ for a while now, when shopping it seem like there are absolutely gorgeous ones everywhere you look! … And if you’re anything like me you probably want them all! Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming and if you’ve started a collection of your own it can be quite time consuming to try and choose the perfect one to go with your outfit every time you get dressed! From my own little collection, I’ve noticed that I seem to have five statement necklaces from which at least one will go with almost any outfit that I put on! So I thought I would share them with you guys … maybe it can help narrow down your decisions when shopping or choosing which ones to wear too!
I love the carefree, effortless look of beach wave hair … especially when the look is actually effortless to achieve! You know like that look that the you’re supposed to get after swimming at the beach and letting your hair air dry while you soak up the sun? Well unfortunately for me my hair usually has a mind of it’s own and although my hair is naturally wavy, it is also very frizzy so when I do leave it to air dry it tends to look less ‘Gisele Bundchen waves’ and more ‘I just got electrocuted and this is what it did to my hair’ waves! But since at times I can also be lazy … especially now in the summer when I would rather be out and about than stuck inside doing my hair, I am always on the lookout for a good product that will help achieve that ‘no fuss’ hair that actually looks good!
Mascara is one of those makeup items that if I was ever trapped on a deserted island and for some reason could only choose three makeup products to bring with me, mascara would be one of them! (BB cream and concealer would be the other two … those three items with some contouring and lip-gloss is all you really need for a quick fresh face! But more on that in another post. ) I just love the way mascara instantly opens your eyes and can make you look awake … even when you’re not really! I’m also pretty picky about my mascaras … I like them to be multifunctional and go the whole nine yards with volumizing, separating, lengthening and curling effects! So when I saw that Too Faced Lashgasm mascara is available at www.rubybox.co.za and that on top of going the whole nine yards, it also has moisturizing elements to keep lashes healthy, I just knew I had to have it!
Although the American Music awards are usually one of the most entertaining award shows, what I find even more fun to watch is the Red Carpet! Not just the sea of gorgeous dresses, shoes and purses … but especially the pretty hair and makeup! When you see the hair and makeup that celebs and their stylists chose to dawn on such a huge event, it also gives you a really good idea of which trends have really taken off and what the next biggest trends might be … And since the holiday season is coming up, it could serve as perfect inspiration for new beauty looks to try during the holidays! Here are eight hair and beauty trends that were spotted at The 2012 American Music Awards.Continue reading
I love how contouring can instantly lift your cheek bones, transform your jawline, highlight your eyes and give you a radiant glow! … When you contour correctly it can instantly transform your face without being obvious that you are wearing makeup to do so. However, I’ve seen a lot of contouring tutorials and ‘how to’s’ out there that are great for a night out but can be a little long and complicated, and thus not ideal for everyday when you only have a few minutes to rush out the door. Since, I’ve never been a fan of complicated makeup application … I like to keep things as simple as possible, I thought I would show you guys how I quickly and easily do my everyday contouring. On a daily basis I usually just use this trick which literally takes less than a minute to do, and with some mascara and lip gloss I’m good to go … looking fresh and radiant!
Learn Insider Makeup and Skincare Tips by a Qualified Beauty Therapist at These Sessions Across South Africa!
While most of us constantly scour the web and whatever other resources we can find to get the best skincare and beauty tips that will help us achieve flawless skin and a healthy glow, Beauty Therapists don’t have to do that because they have all that knowledge and more inside their heads! So if you were given the opportunity to to get inside the head of a qualified Beauty Therapist and learn all the information that you need to achieve beautiful skin and a flawless finish, wouldn’t you want to take it? … I definitely would! And I am planning to do just that by attending these Makeup and Skincare Sessions that are taking place nation wide, offered by Euphony Kgadima, a qualified Somatologist/Beauty Therapist.