Going to Greater Lengths: From Bob to Long Hair
Jan26

Going to Greater Lengths: From Bob to Long Hair

Last winter, on a whim, I chopped my hair into a short bob. After a while I had a longing for longer locks again. I could always wear clip in extensions, (See my “How to make your own extensions” post!) but I wanted something more permanent. I came across tape extensions. After matching my hair colour, my friend Shoneez, from Spoilt Salon  transformed me into a long-haired lady! Thank you Shoneez! The down-low on my...

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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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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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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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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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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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