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2014 Breaking Beauty News

It may only be the first working week of the new year but the beauty news hasn’t stopped. 2014 is already turning to be out a big year for beauty so before the year flies before our eyes we want to take a quick look at what we can expect. Here are some of the breaking headlines over the past few weeks.  Continue Reading

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Check out these amazing new makeup collections for Summer 2013 (northern hemisphere) all available to get your hands on right now. The hardest decision you will have to make is which sunny location will you show off your bright beauty buys.  Continue Reading

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The latest Fall Makeup Colour Collections are on sale now at Nordstrom and I have to say there is not one in the bunch I don’t love. Prepare yourself ladies, this may blow out your wishlist a tad.

Don’t forget, Nordstrom are one of the few big department stores that offer international shipping as well as free domestic shipping. Many of the below are available for international shipping but if you want to see a full list of which brands cannot be sent, you will find that here. Continue Reading

This was probably the gift guide I was most looking forward to doing. Buying makeup is easily one of my most favourite past times. The swatching of pretty colours, opening funky packaging and the rewarding feeling of carrying a little bag of goodness out of the store. Wow, I just realised how much of an addict I really am.

You may not being buying something for someone quite as addicted as I am, but these 5 gifts are perfect for a special person in your life no matter how big or small your budget. Continue Reading

This wrap-up has been a long time coming but I wanted to make sure I could find most, if not all, the images from New York Fashion Week before I made my judgement. Well, weeks later, I think I am ready. Here are my favourites from the very recent New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011-2012 shows.

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All the pretty faces ….

Lancôme for Chris Benz

Yellow eyeshadow is not something you can just throw on. The colour, the intensity and the pairing with other colours can make the look a complete failure, or a smashing success. Lancôme lead makeup artist, Daniel Martin, did a top job with this sunshine lid and full lip.

Official Description: The makeup muse for Chris Benz’s Spring 2012 collection was Candy Darling, a 1960’s nightclub fixture who was part of Andy Warhol’s clique. With Candy and Chris’ bright colors as inspiration, lead makeup artist Daniel Martin wanted to create fresh, clean skin with a pop of color on the eyes and lips. Daniel used shades of sea foam and mint green on the eyes and then applied black gel liner for definition. For thick jet-black lashes, he applied “tons of mascara.” A wash of tangerine blush was applied high on the cheekbones and Lancôme’s new Rouge in Love lipstick gave the models a bright pouty lip.

Products Used

  • Teint Miracle Foundation
  • Blush Subtil Rose in Rose Coral
  • Ombre Absolue Palette in C10
  • Liner Definition in Black
  • Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara in Black
  • Rouge in Love Lipstick in Sequence of Love

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Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty June 2017

The best new beauty products on shelves this June include some exciting releases in makeup and skincare. Too Faced’s latest colour collection has moved beyond the USA, Dermalogica are hoping to give us fuller lips, and Nip + Fab have expanded on their hugely popular skincare ranges.

Discover these new beauty products, and more, with my Best New Beauty June round-up. Continue Reading

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