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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Valentines Day Gift Guide for overwhelmed guys-UK edition
Feb11

Valentines Day Gift Guide for overwhelmed guys-UK edition

  Charbonnel Pink Champagne Truffles Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Rosé Alex Munroe Bumblebee Necklace Diptique Rosa Mundi Candle Jo Malone-Red Roses bath Oil Elle Macpherson Lingerie Chloe Marcie wallet in Nut Philippa Craddock-Avebury Bouquet Too Faced Sweetheart Flush...

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Valentines Day Gift Guide for overwhelmed South African guys
Feb11

Valentines Day Gift Guide for overwhelmed South African guys

Gorgeous Bouquets of flowers from Fabulous Famke’s Eternity Rings Beautiful and affordable lingerie from Cotton on Frazer Bespoke solid Parfum Yves Saint Laurent lipstick in Corail Jalouse (available at Stuttafords/Edgars) The Pause Room-Joy of Life Bath Crystals Jo Malone scented candles Famke’s Custom Rose Gold Diamond Ring Ren Rose sented Bath oil from Woolworths 3 way Reversible Handbag from...

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The Basic Makeup Brush Set: Which brushes do you really need?
Feb09

The Basic Makeup Brush Set: Which brushes do you really need?

  With all the makeup brushes available out there…choosing the right brushes for your personal makeup kit can be very intimidating. I’ve put together a basic brush kit to help you select the right ones. My favourite brush brands are M.A.C, Stila, Nars and Shu Uemura. They all use high quality fibres that deliver excellent makeup application. If you invest in great quality brushes and care for them correctly, they can...

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Eye Allure: from drab to fab…easy, quick tricks!
Feb04

Eye Allure: from drab to fab…easy, quick tricks!

Sometimes the simplest of tricks can make your eyes look just gorgeous. Let me talk you through it… Start with a pair of metal lash curlers and gently crimp your clean, dry lashes. (Please ensure the rubber in the bottom of the tray is undamaged and present! If not, you might chop your lashes off  #disaster!!!). The easiest way to do this is to look downwards, rest the top bar on your lid and close down as near to your lash-line...

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Charcoal Smokey Eye with Liner
Dec04

Charcoal Smokey Eye with Liner

A 5-Minute Face by B Model: Cheryl Makeup and photography by B   This Navy/Charcoal ‘Smokey eye’ look, is great for evening or for a touch of every day glamour at the office. Whenever I do a smokey eye, I do the eyes first and save foundation application for last. That way ,it won’t matter if dark shadow drops under your eyes, you can just wipe that panda look away! 1. I have lined the outside of  Cheryl’s eyes, above...

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How to get Streak Free, Flawless, Liquid foundation application.
Nov28

How to get Streak Free, Flawless, Liquid foundation application.

The finish of your foundation has much to do with the quality of your foundation, but that conversation is for another day. Today is the test of the tools. Which makeup tool provides the best application of your liquid foundation? A brush? A sponge? Which brush or sponge? Your fingers? It was difficult to photograph the final result, even though I used a shade of foundation much darker than my skin tone. I used the same liquid...

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B’s Favourite Rose scented Cosmetics
Nov24

B’s Favourite Rose scented Cosmetics

  We moved back to South Africa two years ago and for the first time, at 37, I have a garden. It feels incredible when you plant something, see it flourish, grow and produce gorgeousness. This morning, while I was arm deep in soil and mulch, I looked up and there were the first of my Summer rose blooms. They smelled so beautiful, so feminine. I was inspired to write about my favourite rose scented products.   1. Guerlain...

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