I came across this Entertainer app actually by chance and am really so happy about it. Another lifestyle blogger started following me on Instagram and from there I checked out the blog and then saw the post about the app. Its great because you just register with the city you are based in and voila loads of deals. The festive season is literally so expensive especially when you have to entertain your kids as well. The app covers restaurants, wine farms and even some kids activities so really something for everyone here.
I am not of fan to leaving my blog quiet over the festive season but I did take a few days off to eat and be merry. Definitely a well deserved break and not having to turn on my computer was pretty nice. So today is a short post but I wanted to share my Chistmas gifts from my gorgeous husband Rob. I gave him a list this year and he pretty much got me everything I wanted. He even hit Zara right under my nose and hid the gift amongst the other shopping so a well done to him. If you haven't hit the shops as of yesterday then get yourself down there as the sales are happening. Boxing Day means sales which is annoying but if you got given some cash then go treat yourself.
This season I haven't really focused on anything Christmas on my blog. I was pretty orgnaised with all my shopping but if you still need to go get presents before the weekend or fancy something for yourself then here are a few gift ideas. I have focused pretty much on makeup and skincare from budget to high end. Most people are working until the last minute and will be running around trying to get gifts for those loved ones so people pay attention. Here are my last minute Christmas Gift Ideas:
If you haven't already heard Mac have brought out 4 new Mac Strobe Creams to create gorgeous glowing complexions. I managed to get my hands of the three of them and have already tested out peachlight on a beach shoot last week. As well as the creams they have inroduced powder versions so this summer or even your winter your skin will be good to go. Mac are always bang on when it comes to amazing glowing skin and this time its even better. Skin gets dull really easily so if you need to cheat your way the strobe creams/powders are a perfect way to do it. Their irridescent pearl particles give that lit from within look and antioxidants to protect and hydrate your skin.
Last year we saw a gorgeous nude collection and this year the Kate Moss Rose Gold Rimmel lipsticks are even better. Not only does it have some gorgeous nudes but some beautiful shades of red for the party season. This collection is right on trend as red is definitely the right colour to go. What I love is that there is a bright to a dark so something here for everyone. The new collection celebrates 15 years of Kate Moss being the face of the brand. I love the rose gold packaging and the new shades.
Loving the new makeup from Max Factor that landed on my desk this week. I am a massive of fan of mascara's and eyeliners. As they are the quickest and easiest ways to enhance your eyes with really minimal effort. Mascara is literally my go to product for me as my lashes are really a bit on the sad side and I do love a chocolate eyeliner. I am always drawn to chocolate eyeshadows and liners as its my fail safe. Especially when it comes to my personal makeup and makes my hazel eyes pop.
Sunscreen is one of the most important things when it comes to your skincare routine. Especially living in a hot climate its so key that we protect ourselves against the harsh rays and prevent sun spots and ageing. I used to be so lazy because living in England literally didn't need it. Living in Cape Town means protection, protection, protection not only for me but when working with models. Working outside means I have to wear sunscreen every day but rather invest in one for your face to avoid making your skin greasy. My favourites are from budget to the more pricey so there is something here for everyone. So here are my favourite face sunscreens:
This by far is one of my favourite makeup collections as I love love blue. The Chanel Holiday Makeup Collection Libre launched last month called Collection Libre Synthetic De Chanel and I am in love. The eyeshadow palette is a combination of blues and greys that really makes my eyes pop and paired with the gel liner you can't go wrong. I finally got to play with the collection on the weekend so thought I would create the smokey eye before my party and snap some pics so I can share with you all.
I was asked by Marisa beauty and fashion editor from Women 24 to chat about the trend of contouring your eyes and how to achieve it. We see so many celebrities and fashion week shows with gorgeous skin and contoured eyes. Contouring is all about enhancing your eyes and giving them shape. If you don't follow w24.co.za then you can check out the article here.
An oasis of heaven right in the middle of the Waterfront I absolutely love the new Life Day Spa. The team kindly invited me to come experience the spa and spoilt me with treatments, skincare goodies and even fed me. After shooting all day it really was a welcome treat. On arrival you are greeted with friendly smiling faces and already as soon as you step through those doors you already feel relaxed. Love going to the spa its the best way to get away from daily stresses of life and take a breath.