Thursday, December 9, 2010

Summer is....

watermelons, bronzer, pina coladas, turquoise jewellery, hibiscuses, beach holidays, tinted moisturiser, Summerblossoms in my hair, cicadas singing, afternoon thunderstorms, sarsparilla, Erin Louise maxi dresses, bejewelled thongs, chilli-con-queso, frangipanis, mojitos, Christmas lights, Benefit Benetint, relaxing with family, mangoes, Turkish Apple iced tea, paddle pool dates with Noah, sunscreen, Bobbi Brown Beach perfume, coconuts, lemon curd tart, swimming, siestas, coconut lime verbena moisturiser, palm trees, brunch with friends, moon stones, luke warm baths, Weis bars, DiorShow waterproof mascara, lemon, lime & bitters, afternoon strolls and....

days spent on the beach with my best friend in the world, followed by evenings at the bar of my favourite restaurant Bel Mondo, sipping fresh fruit cocktails!

Lychees, strawberries, mint & lime muddled up with absolut citron, lychee liquor & cranberry juice, topped with ice lemonade.

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via We Heart It

via by RI PhotoMan

via Chelsea Chen

via by Luisa Brimble

{images via RI PhotoMan; Another Day Closer; Chelsea Chen; We Heart It}

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Make-up tips for travelling this Christmas

When you are travelling over Christmas, the make-up that you wear and pack will depend on the holiday location and length of stay, as well as the duration of the flight (if applicable) and what you will be doing once you land. Overseas flights can be incredibly dehydrating, with the air-conditioned environment of the plane making skin feel dry and uncomfortable. Avoid eating salty food, soft drinks and alcohol which dehydrate the skin. And drink plenty of water!!!

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Ever wondered why celebrities get off planes looking so fresh and hydrated? It's not just because they travel first class. You too can look well rested, relaxed, and effortlessly flawless as you disembark simply by following these few steps:

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- Decant your beauty products and sunscreen into travel size containers. This is especially beneficial for flights where liquids on board are restricted.
- Pack facial wipes to remove make-up.
- Pack multi purpose products to reduce the bulk.

- Tinted SPF moisturiser and a cream concealer to cover any blemishes (this should replace your regular moisturiser and foundation)
- Waterproof lengthening mascara
- Hydrating moisturiser (for evenings and the plane)
- Blotting paper instead of powder to remove excess oil from your complexion.
- Compact of natural eye shadows. This can be used for brows, contouring and to line the eyes too.
- Instead of a lipstick and blush, use your lipstick for both. Alternatively invest in a combined lip & cheek tint.
- Hydrating eye gel
- Wax based lip balm (to seal in moisturiser)
- Eye drops

- Cleanse as normal
- Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells
- Moisturise as normal
- Apply a tinted moisturiser, cream concealer and a coat of mascara for the airport.
- Apply a tint or stain to cheeks and lips followed by lip balm

- Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
- Use facial wipes to remove any makeup
- Apply a hydrating moisturiser
- Apply a hydrating eye gel
- Apply lip balm
- Use eye drops to prevent eyes from drying out.

- Use facial wipes to cleanse skin
- Apply tinted moisturiser and cream concealer to even out skin tone
- Apply a coat of lengthening waterproof mascara
- Apply a tint or stain to the cheeks for that fresh faced look
- Apply a tint or stain and lip balm to the lips


{images via: Breakaway; Knight Cat; Vanity Mama