The Body Shop invited me to come check out their latest Fresh Nude Foundation (R275) few weeks ago to see what I thought and test it out. As well as a whole new range of foundations Body Shop have introduced shade adjusting drops in light and dark so when winter comes a long you can lighten your foundation and when its summer you can darken it too. The drops can also be used with other foundations so you can mix up colours to match your skin or if you are a makeup artist like me I can lighten or darken with a few drops.
I love a masque its a key part of my beauty regime where I do up to 3 a week to ensure I have healthy glowing skin. So when Dermalogica sent me their lastest product I was super excited to try. The Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque (R790) is amazing and literally leaves my skin looking and feeling fabulous. If you struggle with dull looking skin or have stressed out skin then this one is definitely for you.
I celebrated my 40th birthday the weekend just gone it was a white party with a touch of bling. The one thing I hadn't planned until it was time to get ready was my makeup. I got my hair done by the fabulous hairstylist Jeanette Genis and I had a gorgeous white dress with bling. I have had quite a few makeup drops in the last few weeks and one was from NYX and I remembered the super skinny marker (R144.95) that I have been wanting to test out. Its one of the easiest pens I have ever used to create a feline flick on the eye and trust me when it comes to doing it on myself I also struggle. This bad boy literally glides on without any mess plus it lasts for hours.
Local jewellery brand Pulchik have launched their new range for AW16 and there are a few pieces I am quite partial to. Its a brand that has grown on me because its not the usual type of jewellery that I would wear but this season there are some great pieces that would look great for day or night.
This is definitely a new favourite base of mine since it landed on my desk last week to test out by the lovely ladies from Clarins. The Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid is perfect for those of you who don't like the feeling of makeup but still want some coverage, an even skin tone and a protected complexion. I am all about the light base these days so that my skin can breath but most importantly I am looking for a base that will give me a radiant complexion.
I am a massive fan of matt lips because firstly because they last longer and also because they look great. The new Revlon HD Ultra HD Matte lipcolour is the latest from Revlon and pretty amazing if you ask me. I love the new sleek packaging its totally different to how Revlon usually package their lipsticks. I put the red shade to the test on Monday to see how it looked on and how long it would last.
I love a print shirt dress its perfect for the inbetween weather and a great transition into Autumn in Cape town. Its great paired with a sandal but in winter throw a pair of tights on a pair of boots and you good to go. I love a Zara dress and this one is great because its smart so can be dressed up or down. For this outfit I kept it casual with my sandlas but dressed it up with my Coach handbag.
Writing about food is not something I have done on my blog before but because I am such a foodie and spend a lot of time out eating out so I thought why not add a weekly feature on all the yummy places I have been to. I get asked all the time where to go out because my hubbie and I are always on the town and because I am freelance I luckily get days off in the week and get to lunch out each week. I have out together a small list of my current fav places to eat in Cape town some new and some have been around a while. I love small light bites and I love tapas so this selection has a bit of a tapas feel with some Italian thrown in.
This year Chanel have reformulated their gorgeous Le Vernis nail laquer's together with a gel top coat to make sure polish lasts that much longer. The new collection consists of 14 shades in SA with only 4 polishes shades from the origional collection returning pirate, rouge noir, ballerina and paticulier. The new shades are totally new to the Chanel collection with my fav's being rouge essential (bold red),mythique (deep burgundy), marinere (a vibrant blue), monochrome (christalline grey). Hopefully new shades will be added throughout the year because so far I am loving what I am seeing. Even though the polishes are by no means cheap they are definitely great quality and now with the new formula the polishes last that much longer.
Seventies fashion is back this season with some key pieces and key makeup to pair with those neutral tones. I shot with Elle magazine a key piece shoot featuring Woolworths retro romance fashion that is all about prints, lace dresses, retro glasses, ankle boots and tassle bags. The make up also represents this style with tan shades on the eyes, strong brows and nude lips and oh yes a nude nail. I absolutely love the Kate Rimmel Nude Lipstick collection for this trend and the Mac Sable eyeshadow for the eyes.