Got a hot date coming up and have absolutely no idea what to put on your face? Don’t want the fuss or not feeling too keen on the overpowering look of “too much”? Don’t sweat it, here’s an edit for the perfect date night look that allows you to radiate your natural feminine beauty, regardless of the social event!
Have a special occasion coming up and need some ideas and inspo to help perfect your complexion? I’ve got just the thing! Seeing as last night I had the privilege of attending my year 12 high school ball that was hands down a fabulous night and might I just add everyone looked absolutely stunning, and seeing as I hadn’t posted in a while ( my apologies ) I thought I’d take the opportunity to commemorate the fun filled night by personally sharing my makeup look for the ball. I had my makeup done professionally at Napolean Perdis and can 100 percent say the results were great, very experienced professional makeup artists who new what worked best with my skin tone, extremely friendly and easy going and completed my look in under half an hour, bonus! So here’s a few products I used and basically the inside scoop on what was on my face for my “once of a life time event“. I hope they give you a few ideas when considering all the details on your new makeup look for you next event on the social calendar!
Auto Pilot Radiance Boosting Primer
This baby is your foundations new BFF! As its long lasting wear for makeup is phenomenal and gives a glowing appearance that flatters your face with a Cinderella – esque complexion.
Stroke of Genius Foundation
For skin that looks and feels as soft as cashmere, and is oh so easy to apply you can’t go wrong!
Camera Finish Foundation Powder
With anti- ageing ingredients that’s appropriate for all skin types, this new powder gives a silky glamorous finish that sets and finishes makeup like you’ve never seen before.
Cheeks Ultimate Contour Palette
Create ‘A List’ cheekbones with this ultimate 3 in 1 face sculptor, it’s the new must have!
Mosaic Powder Collection
Fake a fabulous flushed and warm summer skin with this original face shaping pressed powder formula in a glamorous gold compact.
Mascara Peep Show Curl Gold
For the flirtiest lashes imaginable try this beauty babe. Who said fluttery can’t get you anywhere!
Eyes Colour Discs –
The stellar formula goes on smooth, is pigment rich and will turn heads for sure.
Leather and Lace
Each sold separately RRP$29
Neo Noir Liquid Eyeliner
This long wearing waterproof formula lasts for more than six hours and perfectly defines the eyes with precision.
Chocoholic Eyebrow Pencil
Don’t let your brows go undefined and make a statement with this ultra soft, easily glides on applicator for super sexy definition.
Lip pencil – Rococo Red
For full coverage these liners provide a soft and smooth look to enhance the natural shape of your lips.
Devine Goddess Lipstick – Aphrodite
From subtle to sassy, this mineral enriched formula will pamper your pout, leaving the lips colour saturated for seduction.
Feel the need to freshen up your face and banish breakouts, ready for that social event coming up? Or simply need a face fix fast, here’s a few recipes for all skin types so you can whip them up in your own kitchen as they are inexpensive, packed with nutrients and will refresh and replenish the skin in no time!
Banana Beautiful – for acne prone skin
This mask will leave the skin feeling tightened, firm and smooth as it minimises blemishes with cinnamon and honey being notoriously great for their anti-inflammatory properties. Banana also soothes and locks in hydration, say hello younger looking skin!
Place the honey and cinnamon together in a bowl, put in microwave for 10 seconds ( or until desired consistency). Mash up the banana with a fork and add to the paste. Place on skin and leave it for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and viola’.
Note: If you wish to not use the banana, the mask will still work using just honey and cinnamon!
Glowing Green – for dry to normal skin
This mask will leave the skin glowing and looking healthy, feeling soft and silky as avocado is packed with oily fats that helps replenish and rejuvenate the skin. Not to mention honey and oats help combat those one or two pesky breakouts. It’s sure to be a winner and it tastes delicious too, bonus!
1 tsp honey
1 Tbsp oats
Mash the avocado in a bowl using a fork, add the honey and oats. Mix together then apply directly to face. Leave on for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash off and enjoy your beautiful skin!
Note: This may get a little messy so wear old clothes or a towel around you neck.
Chocolate Lover – for all skins types
Feeling in the mood for a little indulgence? Why not put some chocolatey goodness onto your face to feel deliciously delicate to the touch and tickle your taste buds whilst achieving beautiful glowing skin!
It’s been officially declared Marsala is the ultimate colour perfection of 2015, a colour full of red and oozes seducing charm and luxury. So here’s an edit (or collage) I’ve put together of a few things to help inspire you to be bold an daring in both the beauty and fashion department this year!
Do you suffer from dull, dry and flaky skin that never seems to hold foundation as it should, and breakouts come and go like some of the seasons latest annoying trends? If so you’re not alone, and there are ways to combat that lack lustrous skin. This ‘unfortunate skin type’ if you’d like to call it is the only one you’ve got so it’s time to start treating your beautiful skin as a blessing instead of a curse and take better care of it! After all the skin is one of the largest organs on the body, so here’s a few ways to boost your moisture, achieve a radiant glow and have a better and younger looking complexion by following my daily skincare routine. Make a promise to yourself to stick to it for at least a week to allow time to heal, rejuvenate and replenish the skin and you will see better results in no time.
When you wake up
Wash your face with some cold water first (just to remove any dirt or oils) and apply an SPF based moisturiser, that way your skin is protected from the suns harmful UV rays and will last longer. Dryness makes skin rough, so the best way to smooth skin is to baby it with moisturiser. With such a variety of brands and products on the market, it does become overwhelming as to which ones really work just for you. The best option is to keep it simple and not over do it with a million different products, know your skin type and find a brand that will allow you to breathe and heal. Why not look for products with other face calming properties that will help minimise pores and imperfections such as aloe vera, oatmeal, honey or cinnamon!
Try Vaseline Total Moisture for dry skin. This works wonders on the skin in noticeably less than 48 hours as it’s a 24 hour nourishing lotion with multi layers of pure oat extract. It absorbs quickly leaving the skin feeling healthy, soft and smooth.
Also try Benefit Moisturiser Triple Performing Face Emulsion. Not only does this skin saving beauty keep your face looking radiant and lustrous but it’s oil free and contains SPF 15+. Either one of these will do the trick so why not try alternating between the two each morning, that way you’ll know what works and your skin won’t build a tolerance to one product.
In the shower and out
Ever heard of dry body brushing? Well now you have, using a large exfoliating brush with one of your favourite lotions (personally, strawberry is a winner) simply scrub to your hearts content gently in the shower. It’s a great way to penetrate the skin by removing dead skin cells, allowing new skin cells to surface. Bonus it also reduces the appearance of cellulite and gets blood flow pumping, thus improves circulation in the body and will help oxygen flow better to the face. If you don’t have a body brush, a loofah does alternatively the same thing. Don’t forget to exfoliate the face too! When you get out of the shower, again it’s time to moisture but this time the whole body. That way you’ll be as smooth as a baby’s bottom from head to toe.
Try Vaseline Total Moisture in Cocoa Glow.
It’s a 24 hour nourishing lotion with multi layers of pure cocoa butter that infuses moisture at the top, core and deeper layers of the skins surface to ignite a natural glow and keep skin amazing. The chocolatey goodness is worth the indulgence when it leaves the skin oh so irresistible.
Also try Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream.
This hot little baby on the market is specially designed to enhance all light skin tones, with 5 beautifying benefits in one moisturiser that provides a flawless appearance. It instantly visibly improves skin and gradually perfects over 5 days. Used daily its self adjusting tone technology tone technology delivers a customised solution for your skin tone. It hydrates and smoothes, brightens and illuminates, evens skin tone, firms and corrects blemishes and imperfections. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to perfect their skin!
Not so sun smart
Lost track of time and been lying in the sun for a few too many hours, only to end up with a dry, lobster looking burnt face? Not to worry, apply some aloe vera gel. Try Banana Boat pure aloe vera gel as it moisturisers, refreshes, soothes and provides relief from sunburn. This is a must have!
Feeling a bit stressed due to our endless summer fun of partying and social events and as a result the dreaded breakouts have started to surface on our skin like they can be spotted from a mile away? Try Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturising Lotion. It’s dermatologist recommended as it calms and relaxes the skin with lavender, chamomile and ylang – ylang essences and includes natural oatmeal whilst keeping the skin hydrated for 24 hours. This non greasy formula absorbs quickly and has long lasting soothing properties. Say goodbye to breakouts in no time!
After a long day of sun exposure, changes in weather, ingesting different foods and bevies, dealing with stress, applying toxins and harsh chemicals ( such as makeup ) our skin would have collected an array of dirt and bacteria. To ensure our skin isn’t left with these whilst we sleep ( which is prime time healing time for our skin) apply a cleanser, followed by a night cream or moisturiser.
Try St Ives Apricot Scrub as it helps prevent blemishes and minimise pores. This salicylic acid acne cleanser is non comodogenic, dermatologically tested, sulfate and paraben free and contains 100% natural exfoliants. This formula will deeply cleanse pores and stop breakouts before they occur.
Try Rosehip moisture restorative night creme essano. This creme is clinically proven to feed, renew and repair skin while promoting firmness. It deeply moisturises and nourishes while you sleep to promote skin elasticity and a healthy complexion. Rich in skin renewing organic Rosehip oil and organic Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter. It’s perfect for all skin types so you can’t miss out!
Monday has rolled around again after a weekend full of jam packed events, drinking one too many glasses of wine and scoffing down a few of those delicious Krispy Kremes (ugghhh, sigh*). What’s left to show for it is a banging headache, feeling lethargic and unmotivated, my skin has gone into a breakout frenzy and what’s worse is the scales have gone up again (uh oh). So to get back on track it’s time to start the new week a fresh with a DIY Acai smoothie bowl, as it’s packed with antioxidants and essential nutrients that will help us getting back to our usual selves in no time! Yes the fruits are high in natural sugars and will give us an energy boost, but they’re healthy sugars the body needs so enjoy this for breakfast or even freeze it and have it for dessert as a ‘healthy frozen nana ice cream’. I love smoothie bowls as they are super easy to whip up, are so versatile when it comes to flavours so mixing and matching is a must and the toppings are my favourite part as they give it that something little extra!
1/2 – 1cup Blueberries
1 tsp Natures Way Acai powder
4 Tbsp water (add more or less to make desired consistency)
Place all ingredients in the blender, mix and place in a bowl. Garnish the top with anything additional of choice, including; Chia seeds, blueberries, raspberries, banana, strawberries nuts, seeds, dried fruit or coconut. Serve and enjoy!