Monday, September 21, 2009

Emmys 2009 Fashion - My Top Five

5. Heidi Klum - Elegant and beautiful in black. I really like the long black earrings.

4. Drew Barrymore- The Blushing princess

3. Rose Byrnes- Pretty and sophisticated. Dress by Valentino.

2. Mila Kunis- I love this colour, and those shoes!!! I want those shoes! Her makeup looks fantastic too.

1. Blake Lively- My top pick!

This Red Versace dress is stunning, her skin just glows in this dress. I love everything about this look. From the pulled back hair, to the nude shoes. Shes followed the less is more rule with the jewellery. Blonde's always look great in red.

Pics by, and The Age

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means...Beautiful summer dresses, bathers, shorts, minis and a gorgeous golden brown tan....well a fake golden brown tan..
On the off chance you don't know how to apply fake tan and you don't want a call from Mr Wonka because hes hiring stuff, here is a guide on how to apply your self tanner correctly.
Ideally the best time to apply fake tan is a few hours before bed. Using a loofah (an exfoliating mitten and a brush for your back) exfoliate your entire body. Remember to concentrate on the dry areas like the knees, ankles feet and elbows.
Apply your self tanner to one part of your body at a time. Take a small amount of your product and starting at your thighs apply in circular motions, massaging well into the skin working your way down each leg. When you reach the drier part's of your body like your knees and feet, lightly brush them with the self tanner used on your legs. Repeat this technique on the rest of your body.
Once you have finished with the application wash your hands thoroughly, than take a very small amount and apply the tanner on your hands massaging it in as you do with your hand cream.
Wait 10-15 minutes before getting dressed preferably in loose clothing or PJ's.
To help the tan last longer apply a rich moisturiser daily.
If all else fails, your best option is to get a spray tan done by a professional Beauty therapist.

Guinot have a great self tanner called Auto bronze (left) and for those of you that are super pale this one works quite well given you a beautiful glow.

If this self tanner is still too dark than try a gradual tanner like St Tropez medium to dark for the body (Right) it also comes in a formula for the face.

This is what we don't want to look like

Look of the Week- Sunday July 19 2009

Kim Kardashian's casual travel/airport look.

I really like the white ripped jeans,(their quite sexy, actually the whole look is sexy), and the white top, just enough cleavage. (Glad I'm also blessed with cleavage). Wish i had a Balenciaga bag (a black one of course) Ive always wanted one...but a little too expensive for my budget.
Next time i travel, this will be how i look when i get off the plane. (Yeah right!!)
One can only hope...well i do have the sunglasses...

My favourite books on Make up!

So i thought i should start off my blog with
my favourite makeup book.
Its the one i always go back too. I own several books on makeup from
my first makeup book Cindy Crawford's 'Basic face' to R
ae Morris's beautiful book 'Makeup, The ultimate guide'. But Making faces by Kevin Aucoin is a must have! It has a step by step guide on contouring and highlighting, makeup application, makeovers on celebrities and ordinary people.

Check it out at Borders or your local bookstore nex
t time your there.

I love the look Kevin created on Jewel with a black kohl eyeliner pencil and dark brown/metallic liquid eye shadow.

Rae Morris's beautiful book on makeup!!