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Beauty Pins I am Loving

Every now and then I like to share pins that I love or give me a little makeup inspiration as a makeup artist. So here are some beauty pins that stood out for me and that I wanted to share with you. I absolutely love the top know on the hair and this style is […]

A touch of peach

A Touch of Peach

Wanting to get that healthy glow to your complexion? Feeling a little pastey in the cold Cape Town weather then a touch of peach on your cheeks will definitely brighten up your whole complexion and add some warmth making you looking healthier plus there is nothing prettier than a flush on the cheeks. Creams and […]

My Week July 4

My Week: Getting Organised, New From Mac and Topshop Haulin

Back from holiday this week and its been all about organising and getting ready to go back to work, but I arrived to lots of new beauty products. So here is the highlights of my week all packed into one post: 1) Mac dropped off some gorgeous new products that are launching over the next […]

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How To: Plumped Lips

Yesterday I did my latest project for my Val Garland project with one of the key items being bee stung lips which basically implies plumped up lips. Even though my lovely model Morgan has great lips there are ways to cheat and to enhance giving you gorgeous full lips. The best colours to go for […]

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Introducing The Kiehls BB Cream and Micro-Blur

You all know I love anything that is Kiehls and I have been dying to try out the BB Cream and Micro-Blur skin perfector for quite some time since it launched in the UK last year. I have been waiting patiently for them to land in SA so I can get my hands on them […]

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Creating a Makeup Moodboard

I have never really had to work on a beauty moadboard before but since doing the Val Garland makeup course its made me have to think more creatively and design makeup looks. Most of the shoots I do the client has a makeup look in mind or its just straight up natural beauty and have […]


The Top Shop Foundation

I popped into Topshop on the weekend to get my hair done for the 40th bday bash I was attending and on my way out of course I stopped off at the makeup section and walked out with a whole load of makeup goodies including the Topshop foundation. Its the perfect no makeup makeup foundation, […]

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My Week: Sales Shopping, Bare Minerals and A Glossy Lip

  This week has been a mixture of beauty and last minute sales shopping before I head back to Cape Town on Monday. So here are my week highlights including some fav new products all packed into one post: 1) I am totally obsessed with my new purchase the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue tinted hydrating […]

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My Boots Haul

Yesterday I went to Boots on Regent St to get medicine for my daughter and husband and got totally side tracked as soon as I walked into the beauty section and these are the goodies I walked out with. And oh yeah totally forgot my husbands medicine! I love Bumble and Bumble its one of […]

AW16 Couture beauty Trends

My Fav AW16 Couture Backstage Beauty

I always love to share the makeup trends its something I have done since I started my blog just over 2 years ago. This month we saw the AW16 Couture fashion weeks with the brands like Chanel and Christian Dior show casing their new fashion lines as well as hair and beauty trends created by […]

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My Go To Holiday Bronzing Items

This holiday its been all about enhancing the tan and illuminating the skin and sometime a matt texture isn’t quite what I am wanting. I want my skin to glow and look sun kissed and healthy and there have been 3 products this trip that have been my go to’s. Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Global […]

Lancome Genifique

Lancome Advanced Genifique Yeux Light Pearl

I love anything for the eyes and am always on the look out for skincare that will not only hydrate the under eye area but will also illuminate. When Lancome Genefique advanced yeux light pearl eye illuminator  landed on my desk I was very happy to be trying this one out. The origional serum was […]

My Week 2 July

My Week: Urban Decay, Bourjois La Laque and Fun in the Sun

Its always hard to blog while I am overseas trying to relax especially when I don’t have all my beauty products to hand. This week has been about sunshine and a couple new products to share so here is my highlights all packed into one post: 1) I purchased this week the Urban Decay Naked […]

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Grazia Beauty

My Grazia beauty trends editorial came out last week which focused on key autumn/winter makeup trends with two gorgeous models Mari and Milan. The opening picture focused on the molten metallics smokey eye trend with the strong brown shimmer lip as seen on the Rodarte show. For every day wear you may only want to […]

Night out makeup

My Night Out Makeup

I did my makeup for my night out with hubbie and mum last night  and I thought why not share as its pretty and really easy. Its all about accentuating the eyes, adding a glow to the skin, a flush on the cheek and bronzer to contour my face. I applied Boujois healthy mix foundation […]

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Winter Makeup Tutorial

This winter makeup tutorial is my take on a winter makeup look using cranberry shades to make the eyes pop and a nicer alternative to chocolate or black. You can either keep lips nude if you don’t want to much going on or apply a berry lip to vamp it up and go all the […]

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Max Factor Excess Shimmer Cream Shadows

I do love a cream shadow especially when its a long wearing one and you can just apply and go, making your smokey eye an easy one with minimal fuss. I luckily got my hands on two of the Max Factor excess shimmer cream shadows the shades Copper and Onyx and I have to say […]

My brand

Me the Makeup Artist

I have been busy working on an online makeup course for Val Garland one of the big celebrity makeup artists and the last week has been all about us as makeup artists and our brand. So I wanted to share with my readers some of the work I have done for any of you aspiring […]

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