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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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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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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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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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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How to Style Short Hair: From Day look to Rock Chic
Feb20

How to Style Short Hair: From Day look to Rock Chic

You leave the salon with your new short hairdo! You look stunning! You finally have to shower…aaaarg! You can never get that hair to look that great again! Enter the lovely, Shoneez Warrington, from Spoilt Hair and Beauty Salon in Cape Town. She is the trusted hairdresser behind many SA top models’ and fashion industry professionals’ cuts and colours. I asked Shoneez to share her expertise on how to get that short...

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