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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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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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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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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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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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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