Tuesday, December 27, 2011

christmas spirit.

so following along with the christmas spirit and all the christmas make up that ive seen blasting over many beauty blogs and websites that i browse through often. i knew i had to follow suit. and this was my christmas make up and fashion as well.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

inspiration from where

so when running out of ideas for make up, people flock to other items for inspirations. my boyfriend bought me flowers yesterday so i thought id use it as my inspiration. these are the flowers he bought me, so cute.

then the look i created. there is light pink, dark pink and orange on the lid, and then yellow on the bottom lash line.

the finished look with the flowers. love it so much.

i recommended the next time, you're having trouble trying to come up with something. just look round the house or at the shops for inspiration, take a photo and create something. or even if your not having trouble, just give it a go anyway.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

look after your skin in summer

It’s not said enough, SUNSCREEN! This should be an essential part of your everyday skin care, not only in summer. But I’m still going to say it, apply sunscreen to all the exposed areas before you even think about stepping outside. The only different between summer and winter with UV rays is that you show more skin during summer than in winter so there is more to cover. After you get out of the shower in the morning on a summer day, before you get dressed into shorts and a singlet, apply sunscreen everywhere, this way you won’t miss anyway. Remember to play every 1 – 2 hours if you’re swimming or sweating. This isn’t as necessary in winter fortunately. In saying that, buy a new sunscreen every season.

Your body is constantly shedding skin cells so it’s important to keep that under control otherwise it will look dry and dull. Use a gentle exfoliant on your face every 2 days a week for dry skins and 3 days a week for oily skins. Ensure that it isn’t too harsh on the skin as it may end up damaging the acid mantle or causing broken capillaries. Use a body scrub on your body once a week, ensuring you apply lotion afterwards as this is the best time for it to soak into the fresh skin. Continue to use lofah gloves each time you shower with your body wash and this helps to slowly exfoliate away those dead skin cells and keep your skin smooth all year round.

If you want to be tanned for summer, I beg you… Please don’t cover yourself in coconut oil and lay out in the sun like they use to do. Get a professional spray or invest in a good at home spray or lotion. Find one that has had good reviews and works best for you. You’ll thank yourself when you’re older as it will slow down aging and lower your skin cancer risk.

Don’t forget to keep your lips protected, during winter they can become cracked from the wind. During summer, they can become cracked due to the heat and sun damage. Ensure you are constantly applying a lip balm or gloss that has at least SPF 15+ in it, this will help to keep them protected and moisturised.

Remember to drink your 8 glasses of water, more if needed to help keep your skin hydrated as well as your body. It’s a lot easier to lose fluid through perspiration during the hotter weather and your skin is the last organ to experience the benefits of hydration.

If you have drier skin, it is important to keep your skin moisturised and ensure that you are using the right sort. It should absorb well and not leave an oily layer and should contain antioxidants to protect your skin from UV rays and free radicals.

Try to op for a light foundation or tinted moisturiser during the summer months and keep your make up natural. Use a waterproof eyeliner and mascara if you intend to be spending your time in the sun or in the water. If you are sweating off your makeup, don’t rub or wipe it but dab it with wipes that are made for soaking up sweat but not rubbing off the makeup. Also powder your foundation before applying other products.

playing with green

i like how green brings out my blues eye, i played with it a bit today. ignore my gross freakly face, i hate freakles. :(

add eyeliner on the lash line as well as where the eyeshadow ends, to give it a bit of an edge. mix a bright green shadow with a purply pink lipstick for something different.

add pink on the brow bone, plus a light pink blush and bold pink lips to give the green a softer and not so outstanding effect.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Beauty New Years Resolutions

So it’s coming to the end of the year and every seems to make a new years resolution that they don’t ever seem to keep. “I will lose that last 10 pounds” “I will exercise more” “I will quit smoking” Well i hope you don’t smoke at all cause major factor in pre mature aging. But instead of looking at the bigger things why don’t we just start with the smaller things for a change? Here’s a few ideas they you may want to consider: all linked to making yourself that much more beautiful at any age.
Drink more water for a healthier body; as well as eating more foods rich in water. Eg: cucumber
Wear SPF 30 every day, whether its hailing, boiling and just a nice day.
Take a multivitamin right for my body everyday.
I will stop wearing my make up to bed, no matter how tired or drunk I am.
I will clean my brushes regularly. Try to do it at least every 2 weeks and it should be done straight after you have used them on someone else.
Clean my phone regularly with an alcohol swipe, why? Because all the bacteria built up on the phone can cause breakouts on the side of your jaw.
Find an eye cream suited to my skin type and apply it morning and night.
Use a salt scrub on my body once a week, make a scrub at home because it’s a lot cheaper than buying from the salon.
Start using a spray leave in treatment on hair regularly, at least once a week though try for more often.
Mix up my exercising so I don’t get bored, regular try to find new ways to get fit.

You can add whatever ones would be suitable to yourself and try to review it every couple weeks to ensure that you’re continuing throughout the new years. Remember it takes 21 days to develop a habit, so let’s use that first part of the month to develop new good habits.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

formal make up.

australian academy of beauty & spa therapy had their graduation on the 8th of december, so i am offically a qualified beauty theapist with a dipolma. a couple photos of me in my dress, with hair and make up.

keziah's mobile hairdressing did my hair for me, and i though it was quite amazing and suited me well. i did my own make up though and i was so happy with it, i thought it looked quite amazing.

Monday, December 5, 2011

your skin

made myself another goal, it is to have summarised what i know about the largest organ of the body into a simple little 'assignment' if you'd like to call it that, by the end of the year. which shall be interesting. cause i do have a few things coming up, hopefully going away to nowra. so i'll have to squeeze it in between everything. but basically i want to bring to you, in a shorter version. what is the skin? what parts are important to know and what you need to do about it to keep it looking good. :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

make up update

brown smokey

light pinks

natural pink and brown

 light purple and blue

kirstens formal make up