Monday, 27 February 2017

How to get that Oscars Glow

So the 2017 Oscars has come and gone. Although I feel we will be talking about this one for some time yet with the shocking twist at the end! Never a dull moment in Hollywood. Last night was perfect for me, nestled in the comfort of my home on the couch, fresh popcorn (diet started today!) and a cup of tea. I love nothing more than to watch the show, not for the awards so much but to check out who wore what and to see the makeup and hair styles created by the talented artist who are behind the scenes of these events working hard all day. My two favorite makeup looks of the evening would have to be the 2 Emma's. Emma Roberts and Emma Stone. These looks are both very similar, soft sultry eyes with a bold lip and the GLOW. Killer hair colouring too, they were both right on point.
I would have to say this look is definitely my fav look of the season. It can be worn on just about anyone, not too harsh not too natural. Its perfect. Of course both looks are completed by the perfect red lip. Check out my blog last week on the ultimate red lip colours. I would also like to bring some attention to the eyebrows. I think eyebrows are sometimes forgotten. I often get asked what my best makeup tricks are. My answer is - Eyebrows and contouring. Its that simple. If these two are done correctly your face will have the perfect shape and be defined. Stay tuned for next weeks tutorial on EYEBROWS. Back to todays blog :) How to achieve the perfect glow. Highlighters are one of my favorite items in my makeup kit. You can do so much with them, more than just the cheekbones. As we were watching the Oscars, my hubby says, all the girls are sparkly and are glowing. Haha well done hun, I have taught you a thing or two! He was right of course, it seemed to be the look of the evening. Those highlighters where out in full force last night.
How to find the right highlighter for you There are so many highlighters on the market, how do you find the perfect shade? not all highlighters are made equal, and not all shades are for everyone, BUT there is the perfect shade out there for you, you just have to find it. FAIR SKIN TONES Those with pale to light skin tones should opt for colours with a pearlescent, icy silver or champagne sheen. These colours are light pigmented and wil give that subtle glow and radiance with out looking too harsh or done up. MEDIUM TO OLIVE SKIN Warmer skin tones pair well with warmer highlighters, anything in the peachy gold tones will give you that sun kissed look. Medium to olive skin looks great in a champagne colour. DARK SKIN TONES Colours that work best on these skin tones are rich gold or bronzed and anything warm. They create a golden soft look. Steer clear of anything icy, or frosty not super pigmented. This will make you look a little grey and definitely not naturally glowing from within. MY FAVOURITE GLOW PRODUCT Well after working with many different shimmers and highlighters over the years I can tell you that I have FOUND THE ONE! haha. Thanks to my fellow friend and makeup artist Colleen who introduced me to it, Thanks girl! Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit.
These highlighters apply beautifully to the skin, its soft pigments can be layered for more intensity. For a bolder look which I love using on the eyes, apply with a wet brush. This product is perfect for under the corner of the eyes, cheekbones, under brows, nose and top of lips. Also looks fantastic on the d├ęcolletage. Its available in two shades, That Glow - perfect for warmer tones and to bronze up. Gleam is ideal for people on the fairer side and wanting to highlight. My personal fav is That Glow, I just cant get enough of it.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Red Lips for Valentines day

Red lips are always a favourite of mine. If you know me well, you would know that if I am on a night out on the town I'm usually rocking a red lip. Makeup trends come and go, but I feel like red lips are forever and its a trend that's always going to be around. Here are my top 3 red lips sticks that I am loving right now for Valentines Day
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in #Sarafine - Anastasia has knocked it out of the park with this lipstick. It is a wet to dry lipstick. It has the perfect matte finish once dry. The colour is a crimson- like deep red with blue undertones. Perfect for that statement look or to jazz up a casual lunch date.
Dior Addict New Look 745 I have been a fan of this lipstick for years. Its a not so scary red, so if your just branching out into the world of reds, this one is a great place to start. Its glossy semi sheer colour allows your natural complexion to shine through so it really works on almost everyone. Its colour is somewhere between red/pink and orange. The colour doesn't last too long on its own so make sure to pair it with a liner to get ultimate staying power.
MAC Ruby Woo Perhaps one of MAC'S most iconic lipsticks. This shade is extra matte, extra red and lasts all night. It has a no shimmer or shine look, perfect for that bold pin up girl statement.

Friday, 3 February 2017




With the winter months comes stress on your skin. Not only is the outside air sharp and cold, but the inside heating can also wreck havoc on your skin. Some people are lucky enough to fly south for the winter, unfortunately I'm not one of them! For many people the winter months bring, not only rosy red cheeks but dry flaky skin to the hands, face and feet. For some it is more than just flaky and tight skin, it can also turn into eczema.

Check out my tips for keeping your skin hydrated and soft during these months.

Hydrate

I know everyone says it, but it seriously is the best thing for you and your skin. If you find drinking the 8 cups a day kind of boring, try getting a Soda Stream. Its something about the fizzy bubbles that makes water taste so good.

Moisturize

Finding the perfect skin regimen is so important for your skin. The winter months generally require using a night time moisturizer that is oil based rather than water based. The oil creates a protective layer that retains more moisture than a standard cream or lotion. Look for products that contain sorbital (found in redefine overnight restorative cream) as they attract moisture to the skin.


Sunscreen

Sunscreen is not only for the summer months, it has great benefits for the winter season too. Not only protecting you from the winter sun and snow glare it has moisturizing benefits as well. Be sure to lather on if you are heading out side.

Protecting your lips

Using Rodan and Fields lip serum on the your lips at night will help not only with dryness and cracking but it also has aging benefits too. It is packed with peptides and antioxidants.
Serums tend to be runnier than a cream or lotion, they absorb faster and go deeper into the skin. They treat dehydration, reduce fine lines and soothe redness or inflammation.  

Exfoliate

Not only does exfoliating improve texture and rids of dead skin cells, it can also brighten dull winter skin. It will leave your skin feeling soft, silky and smooth. The microdermabrasion paste is one of Rodan and Fields most popular products. It contains sugar and salt crystals to polish the skin and unlike some scrubs that contain oils, it has a silicone base. This helps the paste glide along your face without leaving an oily residue. The awesome thing is you can customize it to your skin, if you have a more sensitive skin you can add water to create a gentle exfoliation. If your skin is stubborn and dry, use this on dry skin and massage it in. You can even use it on knees, feet and elbows.


Ban super hot baths.

Laying in a super hot bath that is almost too hot to be in, is one of my favorite things to do. Unfortunately it is a big no no. The intensity of the heat breaks down the liquid barriers of your skin which leads to moisture loss. Having a lukewarm bath with baking soda can relieve skin that has become dry and itchy.

Thursday, 2 February 2017



Working is always something that I enjoy doing, I work hard and I love to earn money.....So I can spend it! (I'm good at that). Having two kids under 4 is hard work, days a tough and the winters are long. I wanted to be able to earn an income but not have to leave the house. That's a hard order to fill! Rodan and Fields was introduced to me at the right time, I was looking for a part time job and I realized that I was crazy to be going to work for 8 hours a day on weekends and never have those family days that I enjoy so much. So I jumped right in with both feet and haven't looked back. I have met some amazing people and my business is booming. I love the product, the results speak for themselves and I am having the time of my life. If you are looking to add a little extra income to your monthly earnings, send me a message, my team is growing fast and we are always looking for new people to add to our fun!

My kids are the hardest and most rewarding job I have.



This weeks special

So excited to announce this weeks special. Get your redefine regimen plus lip renewing serum for only $206.00 as a preferred customer. What is the lip serum you ask?

Maintain your fuller, younger-looking lips with REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum. Rich with peptides and Vitamin E, the Lip Renewing Serum helps lips retain their natural moisture, visibly smooths lip texture and reduces the appearance of lip wrinkles.


Perfect for restoring your lips in these dry winter conditions.

My personal results, this photo is hard to share, Yes I look tired, I am always tired! haha I have 2 kids. But what shocked me was the results that I experienced with my skins pigmentation and brightness. I love seeing your results so send them through

The company

As an international makeup artist I understand the importance of great skin. I have partnered with two of the world’s most brilliant dermatologists and entrepreneurs, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields! The world knows them as the creators of Proactive.

There are 4 main regimens are REDEFINE (for fine lines, wrinkles, pores), SOOTHE (for redness, sensitive skin, Rosacea, Eczema), UNBLEMISH (for breakouts and blemishes) and REVERSE (for brown spots, melisma, hyper-pigmentation, age spots), plus so many more products people use everyday, such as sunscreen, body lotion, sunless tanning foam, Micro dermibrasion paste and mineral powders.
The doctors first launched their new company in the high end retail setting in 2002. They were in stores like Nordstrom, Macy’s and Bloomingdales. By 2007 it was a top selling clinical skincare brand in stores like Nordstrom. But the doctors wanted to reach more people and change more skin and lives. So they decided to move out from under the glass counter, into direct sales – it was clear to them that word of mouth was the most successful way of building their brand. They knew direct sales would be a powerful channel for them, and it is. Today we do multiple times more monthly sales volume through the direct marketing channel, then we did being #1 in Nordstrom.