Makeup Tips from my beauty shoot with Fair Lady!
Jul21

Makeup Tips from my beauty shoot with Fair Lady!

I recently did a beauty shoot for Fair Lady & I got to work with my friend and fellow makeup artist, Melissa van Zyl. So fun! As a makeup artist, it is sometimes difficult for me not to comment about my makeup when I’m the model. Not this time! Melissa is a model herself and her makeup made me feel beautiful! Thank you, Melissa! I asked her to give us the lowdown on some of her favourite products. To freshen up my skin...

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The Sombré: The modern, more Subtle Ombré
Jun11

The Sombré: The modern, more Subtle Ombré

What do Alexa Chung, Rachel McAdams and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, have in common? More than a hand-full of celebrities sported their glossy ‘Sombre’ed’ locks at this years Met Ball. Click HERE to check out all the gorgeous gowns on Vogue.co.uk. The trending, lightening technique, known as Balayage or the Subtle Ombré, has been around Europe and the US for over two years now.   It’s a gorgeous, more classic version of the Ombré, where...

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What to pack for a Weekend away: Destination St. Tropez!
May13

What to pack for a Weekend away: Destination St. Tropez!

Any seasoned traveller knows that one of the best bags to travel with, is Longchamp’s ‘Le Pliage’ travel tote, in medium or large. I recommend investing in one, whether it’s the canvas version or from the new leather range, Le Pliage® Cuir. You can fit an incredible amount into this bag. It’s hardy, great-looking, waterproof and folds up into purse size. Most models I know travel with them.   My favourite products to treat...

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How to: The Soft Smokey Eye
May01

How to: The Soft Smokey Eye

My favourite products to create the chocolate ‘Smokey eye’. Kanebo Sensai 38 ° Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Tuxedo Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark Bobbi Brown Eye Brow Brush MAC 219 Pencil Brush MAC 217 Blending Brush MAC Deeply dashing Pressed pigment Get the look… 1 & 2. Mariana’s brows are dark so I used and eyebrow brush with the Bobbi Brown Bark Shadow stick to define her brows. If your brows...

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Raw Vegetable Platter with Anchovy dipping sauce (inspired by Club 55, St Tropez)
Apr24

Raw Vegetable Platter with Anchovy dipping sauce (inspired by Club 55, St Tropez)

The leaves are starting to turn in our fair Cita del Capo but it’s always summer elsewhere! Longchamp’s SS 2014 campaign featuring Alexa Chung, inspired me to pack a bag and head off to St. Tropez… You can watch a teaser for the campaign here You can’t Google St. Tropez without images of the gorgeous, Brigitte Bardot popping up. I’m convinced that the star of ‘And God created Women‘, inspired this campaign....

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B’s DIY Coconut hair mask! Take some time out to pamper yourself this weekend!
Apr12

B’s DIY Coconut hair mask! Take some time out to pamper yourself this weekend!

The weather is balmy and all I smell is coconut. The music is playing Harry Nilsson’s 1971 ‘Coconut’  Click on the link and let’s go there girls… Years ago, I worked with a model from Denmark. She had the most magnificent mane of platinum blonde hair, I had ever seen. When I complemented her, she told me that she bleached her hair and was naturally a brunette. I could not believe how healthy and glossy...

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Chloé Fall 2014 RTW Lilac eye: Get the Look!
Apr03

Chloé Fall 2014 RTW Lilac eye: Get the Look!

Violet, lilac and dusty pink are back! The threads connecting the Fall 2014 Ready-To-Wear collections, are my favourite childhood colours. We had just moved into our new apartment. I was 10. I remember my Mom’s sewing machine chug-a-chugging till late at night, while she made my dream curtains. Ballerinas in pink tutus, on a sheer fabric covering a lilac backdrop, just beautiful. Browsing Style.com and the Fall 2014 RTW Chloé...

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The Elegant Evening Look that suits any age!
Mar14

The Elegant Evening Look that suits any age!

My Lovely Mommy is visiting us at the moment and I managed to convince her to let me give her a make over. This is a bit of a chocolate smokey look and a lot more dramatic than my Mom is used to but I think she looks stunning. So if you dare to go there ladies….this is how! Skin: I applied Stila Stay all day foundation with a foundation brush on moisturised skin. Blot off any extra oil with blotting papers. I’m using ones...

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Night time Glam: Get the 70s Supermodel Look. The Guy Bourdin inspiration.
Mar10

Night time Glam: Get the 70s Supermodel Look. The Guy Bourdin inspiration.

This, Guy Bourdin inspired beauty shoot was photographed in London by Eamonn McCabe. Get the Look: Skin: Use a foundation that gives you great coverage and a clean canvas to start your makeup on. For this shot I used Nobara Cream foundation from Shu Uemura, buffed into the skin with a foundation brush. This foundation is only available in Europe and USA unfortunately. For a local alternative, you could try MAC Studio Tech foundation....

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Latest Miglio Jewellery Collection with Derryn Lester
Feb26

Latest Miglio Jewellery Collection with Derryn Lester

Photographer: Robbert Koene Model: Derryn Lester Hair: Merle Titus Makeup: Bernice Dodd I recently did makeup on the lovely Derryn Lester for Miglio Jewellery ‘s latest Collection-Kashmir. I’d like to congratulate the Miglio team on the launch of their UK branch. All you UK residents can find out all about this fab jewellery on the UK website here. I thought you might like some tips on how to get Derryn’s look…...

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