Time to clean out your makeup Bag!
Jan05

Time to clean out your makeup Bag!

If your foundation has separated, if your mascara smells, your compact is hard and shiny around the edges…it has to go! Are your eyes itchy? Is you skin breaking out? Time to spring clean your Makeup bag! Every day we introduce dead skin cells, loose eyelashes and bacteria into the cosmetic products we use, through mascara wands and dirty makeup brushes. That is when your makeup becomes prone to bacterial and fungal growth. This is...

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Faux Freckles: My Fav Runway Beauty Trend! How to do them!
Sep28

Faux Freckles: My Fav Runway Beauty Trend! How to do them!

It’s time to embrace those gorgeous freckles! My favourite SS2015 makeup trend is the dewy freckled skin! If you are’nt fortunate enough to have freckles, you can try them out this Summer. This is the best natural freckle tutorial I’ve seen! Thank you, SilliconDrop! Enjoy! XB Image source: Harpers Bazaar ( Backstage beauty from Preen...

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How to make your own Hair Extensions
Sep19

How to make your own Hair Extensions

The Secret behind the luscious locks in most Movies, Magazines and Advertising Campaigns…Hair Extensions! If you have a special event coming up or just want to look extra glam for a night on the town! Here’s how to make your own hair extensions from scratch!   It’s incredibly important to buy good quality, 100% Human hair to make your extensions. This allows you to use heat when styling. If you don’t use...

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A Sexy, Summer Look for the 35+ Woman & how to get it with Benjamin Bechar!
Sep11

A Sexy, Summer Look for the 35+ Woman & how to get it with Benjamin Bechar!

Let me introduce you to fabulous makeup artist and hairstylist, Benjamin Becher! Benjamin gave me a serious overhaul for German magazine, ‘My Way’. The brief was a sexy Summer look for the 35+ woman! I got Benji to give us the scoop on some favourite products in his kit! (PS. Benjamin is based in Europe, so unfortunately not all the products he loves are available to us South Africans.) After prepping my face with moisturiser… 1. Skin...

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Get your Glow on! The 4 Week Water Challenge!
Aug31

Get your Glow on! The 4 Week Water Challenge!

Be honest, how many of you drink your recommended 8 glasses of water a day? One of the gorgeous models I work with, started a water drinking challenge. I was really inspired to start one myself & I wanted to invite you ladies to join me… First glass at 9am on Monday Morning! Set the alarm on your phone to go off every hour and a half, you’ll have had 8 glasses by 7:30pm! Sorry, any tea, coffee or vino does not count in...

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Mini Makeover: Quick, Long Lasting, Natural Makeup Look!
Aug27

Mini Makeover: Quick, Long Lasting, Natural Makeup Look!

I met the lovely, Charnelle Paulse, when I did her makeup for a fashion shoot with Donna Claire. In addition to being a model with Ice Model management, Charnelle is a television presenter for newly launched, Ajax Cape Town TV (A weekly show for the Ajax Cape Town football fans, that airs every Thursday night at 9pm on CTV, DSTV channel 263). Charnelle starts shooting in the early hours of the morning and needs makeup that lasts all...

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How to Contour and still look natural.
Aug23

How to Contour and still look natural.

  Lately, I have had a lot of requests on how to do contouring. I wanted to show you a simple way to softly sculpt your face. Thank you to the lovely Kwasi, for being my model! xx Before you begin contouring, it is important to prep your skin with a good moisturiser. You cannot blend if you have a dry skin to start with! (I like Dr Hauschka’s Rose Day cream light and Dermalogica’s skin smoothing cream.) Smooth on your...

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B’s top 11 Neutral Eye Pencils!
Aug08

B’s top 11 Neutral Eye Pencils!

Eye pencils…so many options, how do I choose? Lets make it simple! These are my top 11, they are in my makeup kit, I use them myself, I love them! 1. MAC Pro Longwear Eyeliner in Black Ice A soft black pencil liner. Use for all day wear, without smudging. Needs to be sharpened. Remove with waterproof makeup remover ( I love REN Rosa Centifolia Express Make-up Remover from Woolworths) TIP: I like to line underneath the top lashes...

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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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