Tuesday, 27 December 2016

13 SIMPLE TIPS FOR AMAZING SKIN





As we get older, our maintenance regime needs to be stepped up a notch to keep our skin in amazing shape.  I have put together some of my favourite go-to products from the last three months.


FACE

#1
When applying sunscreen, don't forget your ears, neck and décolleté (upper chest area). These areas are often neglected and can show premature ageing.


Sunday, 18 December 2016

REVIEW: GENIE BEAUTY - MILLION DOLLAR LASH KIT AND SUPERGLIDE GEL EYELINER

 

A few years back I heard about the GENIE brand from my sister whilst she lived in the US.  She used to rave about the Instant Line Smoother that she purchased from the shopping network QVC.  Having bought me one as well and posted it to me, I never ended up receiving the product (damn the postal service). 

A few months back I discovered that the Genie brand was now available in Oz (woop woop) on Australia's leading shopping channel TVSN.

Fortunately for me, I was sent a couple of their products for consideration and couldn't wait to try and review these.


Monday, 12 December 2016

REVIEW: RIMMEL MAGNIFY'EYES CONTOURING PALETTE


Rimmel London have launched another must-have product, the Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette, an eight-pan all-in-one pressed eyeshadow, liner and highlighter kit.

With two on-trend shade combos to choose from - Keep Calm & Wear Gold and Grunge Glamour, you can achieve a look to suit every occasion.

I currently have in my sweet little hands the Keep Calm & Wear Gold!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLER GIFT IDEAS



Christmas has creeped up again at the speed of light. As much as I love shopping it is also the most stressful time as well. 

So as I write my list, I find it a challenge to come up with the perfect gift for everyone. The older they get the hard it becomes, so I have put together my Christmas Guide to for you, so hoping one or two of the ideas might be what you’ve been hunting for.

Lets start with beauty. I'd say that the easiest person to buy gifts for is one that loves makeup and beauty. My girlfriends, I would say are the easiest to buy as most of them are mums and they tend not to buy much makeup and this is when I enjoy shopping by helping them build their makeup collection.

Below are my picks of gifts that are versatile for everyone.  Either a necessity or a luxury.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

EVENT: BOBBI BROWN MAKEUP MASTERCLASS WITH AMY CONWAY WITH SWATCHES

Image Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

I  recently attended the Bobbi Brown Makeup Masterclass featuring special guest, International PRO Artist Amy Conway.  The workshops were held in Myer and David Jones Sydney and went for two hours.


An intimate group of eight, Amy demonstrated on her model, simple techniques to achieve a flawless look .  With a large selection of products to play with we also had our own dedicated MUA to assist us with any questions and applications.

Friday, 2 December 2016

EVENT: KRYOLAN OPENS FIRST SYDNEY CONCEPT STORE

Image Courtesy of 360PR

I recently attended the opening of Kryolan’s First Sydney Concept Store, located on the iconic Oxford Street strip.  A mecca heaven for MUAs and beauty enthusiasts.  Showcasing hundreds of products, their shelves, counters and stands were all stocked with widest range of colours I have ever seen.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

BRAND FOCUS: ESSENCE MAKEUP - SPRING/SUMMER 2016/2017 COLLECTION


 Essence have released their Spring/Summer 2016/2017 collection, bringing a fantastic lineup of products that are on-trend and very affordable.  I've swatched a bunch of products to see how they fair in terms of colour.


FACE



Light Up Face Luminzer Palette
Strobing definitely your thing?  Apply on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and below the lips.


These three highlighting powders with light-reflecting pigments accentuate the features with a light pearl, giving you an intense shimmer or golden glow finish.  The powder is soft and creamy and glides on easily.  Pigments are soft but are easily buildable.  Colours seen above have been swatched left to right from the palette.


Camouflage 2in1 Make-up & Concealer
The texture is creamy, providing a long-lasting, high coverage to hide all skin imperfections and provides a matt and flawless finish.

Colour - Ivory Beige

The colour is a light pale for my skin but this is not an issue if you are wearing under your foundation.  The texture has a medium consistency and blends in nicely.

Satin Touch Blush
This powder blush is soft and silky, instantly provides the cheeks with fresh colour of coral with alight pearl effect.

Colour - Coral

The pigment is medium.  It's not too light and not to heavy.  It is buildable depending much you want to apply. Blush comes in three colours, Coral Rosewood and Bronzer.



EYES



The eye collection consists of two new mascaras, eyeliner pen and waterproof eye pencil.

The False Lashes Mascara - Dramatic Volume Unlimited
The conic shape of the fibre brush creates dramatic volume for a gorgeous false lash effect.

Rock 'n Doll Crazy XXXL Volume Mascara
The slightly curved fibre brush provides breathtaking volume. It reaches each individual lash to ensure an eye opening effect.

Extreme Lasting Eye Pencil
The pencil is super silky and soft when applying, making it easy to apply with barely any pressure.

Colour - Rockin' taupe

 It is really pigmented and has  a metallic effect and becomes budge-proof in less than a minute.  Comes in 6 gorgeous colours.

Rock'n'Doll Duo Stylist Eyeliner Pen
Dramatic or creative? You choose. The ball-shaped tip of the eyeliner pen makes it easy to create lines or dots.  The tip is soft so don't apply pressure when using. 






LIPS



Matt Matt Matt Lipgloss
The lipgloss has a creamy mousse texture and is highly pigmented.  Provides long-lasting coverage  with velvety-matt finish.  Comes in five shades.

Colours - La Vie Est Belle & Girl of Today


Matt Matt Matt Lipstick
The lipstick has a light, creamy texture with great pigment.  Dab on for a stain or apply for a bold matt finish. Comes in seven shades.

Colours - Purple Power & Perfect Match



NAILS



The Gel Nail Polish
This gel nail polish formula provides nails with an incredibly long-lasting manicure and an amazing gel shine. the innovative colour technology offers intensive colour combined with perfect coverage.

Shade - Pretty Cool Life

Essence Cosmetics are available at all Target and Priceline stores.  To find out more about the brand or pick up some tips & tricks visit their website here.