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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New Year, New Skin
Dec23

New Year, New Skin

  Start your new year with the right skin care regime and products. Have your skin type diagnosed by a skin care professional and choose your products accordingly . Simply using the right products for your skin type can correct a multitude of issues. ♦            Stop scrubbing at your eyes, you are giving yourself wrinkles! Use a proper eye make-up remover: Lancôme Bi-Facil Non Oily Instant Cleanser easily removes all traces of...

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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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Gorgeous New Masterclass Brush Collection from M∙A∙C
Nov20

Gorgeous New Masterclass Brush Collection from M∙A∙C

I’ve often thought that it would be really amazing if someone could invent a brush that could work like our fingers.

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The English Rose Look with a rouge cheek: tips on how to make your blush stay all day!
Nov15

The English Rose Look with a rouge cheek: tips on how to make your blush stay all day!

A 5-Minute Face by B Model: B Hair, makeup and photography by B   Summer is blush time! Actually I’m a blush girl, so any time is blush time! I love the look of flushed cheeks and a healthy glow!   1. Start with your usual foundation or BB cream. I love the Garnier BB Cream in clair/light. Define brows with shadow and a brow brush and apply mascara. 2. Start with cream blush on unpowdered skin. Dab a smudge of your cream...

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Bronze Summer Make Up Look with Bangs using L’Oréal Color Riche Les Ombres E3
Nov03

Bronze Summer Make Up Look with Bangs using L’Oréal Color Riche Les Ombres E3

Get the Look… Hair: Prep dry hair with a heat protection spray (I always use a heat protectant to prevent damage from straighteners or tongs.) Tong hair by holding your tong vertically downwards. Curl toward the back of the head, away from the face. Wind flat ribbons of hair down the barrel. Clip bangs to the side while doing makeup. After makeup is done you can keep hair clipped to the side with a pretty pin or blow out bangs/...

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