Most of the time I focus on the makeup trends from the shows but I loved the hair so much from LFW that I wanted to share. This post focuses purely on my fav hairstyles for LFW AW17 and as you can see they are pretty cool. We definitely need to be thinking about adding ribbons or embellishments to our hair if we want to get with the trends. Its all about different textures and styles that are easy to recreate at home.
I have just started working with the brand Catrice for shahnazlovesbeauty and I have to say I like it. I have played around with a couple items quite some time ago and was pretty impressed back then. I got to choose a list of makeup items and thabks to the Cosmetixs team I actually got almost everything on my wish list. As you know I love anything to do with glowing skin so of course highlighters were at the top as well as mascara. I kept it simple wanting to try makeup that I can use to enhance the complexion. If you are looking for a budget brand then this is definitely one you should take a look at.
For almost the last year I have been dreaming of getting my hands on some rose gold hangers. Especially after following some overseas bloggers and seeing how gorgeous their clothes looked with the pretty hangers. I had to some how get my hands on some. I moved into my new home last year and have been slowing getting all my pieces together. However whenever I look at all my pretty clothes hanging I just don't feel quite so happy. Until I discovered the Lovilee hangers that to my absolute happiness had rose gold hangers!!!
Nude lipsticks is one thing I always seem to need when it comes to a shoot. Whether you are going for the no makeup vibe like I did here for my shoot for Scout Cashmere or a strong eye you can never go wrong. A nude lip can totally complete a makeup look making it really wow. To choose one well the choice is endless and so many varying shades depending on your skin tone. Every so often I do post my favourite nudes and this time only one remains from my previous list the rest are new editions. I do pretty much reach for a matt especially when I am shooting as it lasts the distance but also looks amazing on camera. So here is my current fav nude lipsticks:
I absolutely love that winter makeup has lots of colour on the eyes. We usually see the dark lips and lots of smokey eyes. Here we see lots of bright colours and some new cool graphic eyes.Grunge is definitely here to stay with the kohl eyeliner ringed around the eyes giving that cool effortless makeup look. Check out my favourite beauty trends from SW17 NYFW:
The Smashbox Shape Matters Palette has been on my radar for quite some time. I was going between should I invest or not but the new PR manager for Smashbox took the decision out of my hands and sent me one to review. Its a 3 in 1 palette that's perfect if you are looking for a one stop shop. The palette consists of a brow set, contouring and highlighting shades plus 9 eyeshadow shadows. Its a perfect palette if you looking to take your makeup from day to night. Plus it comes with a double sided brush for brows and the eyeshadow so you can touch up at the office. In this tutorial I created a really easy look that's perfect for work or even a date. Its a look you cas definitely rock either day or night with a hint of pink to keep it summery.
When it comes to shopping for myself I am literally obsessed with print dresses. My wardrobe consists of prints, jeans and so many tops. As soon as I step into Zara or an H&M my eyes scan out those prints. Yes I have quite a few of the LBD when it comes to going out at night. But for my every day wear a print dress it has to be. I bought this Zara dress last week after seeing it a few times I decided to try it on. Well you can guess it just had to come home with me.
Introducing the amazing Chanel Blue Serum that launches this month in SA. This beauty of a serum landed on my desk last week and it was love at first touch. Its a serum for all ages and all skin types with a new approach to youthful skin. Normally I wait a month of testing before I even contemplate writing a review but as soon as I started using the serum my skin already feels amazing. The most important part of my beauty regime is my serum and its one I am never without and this one well once it finishes I may cry a little.
I love it when my mum comes to stay because she is always full of amazing healthy food ideas. I am the kind of person if I find something that works I stick to it but it can get pretty boring. Breakfast for me is so important because I am starving when I wake up I am starving. Plus I need fuel to get me through the morning and not snack on rubbish. This new healthy breakfast I have been trying is all thanks to my mum. Everything in the ingredients is totally natural bought from the health food store with some fruits added in for flavour.
Mac is just one of those brands that you can't live without whether its for your personal stash or your makeup kit. I chop and change the products and brands I use but Mac is always one I can fall back on and gives me the finish I am looking for. Whether its a shoot or for myself I strive for glowing flawless skin. Mac has key items that give me that so if you looking to add some new items to your kit or you just don't know where to start then keep reading. This post is all about my current fav mac products that I can't live without.