Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

Hello weekend bloggers & blog readers!

Let me ask you something... Have you started your Spring cleaning?
Yes? What about in your makeup bag?

While we are all quick to scrub the house from top to bottom and give our wardrobes a bit of an overhaul, not many of us remember to do something that's very important... keeping our makeup bags clean and clutter free.

Every girl we know has a pile of makeup in her drawer that she "sometimes" uses. 
Translation: Never uses, but keeps "just in case".

Beauty products DO have a shelf life so it is super important for us girls to go through our makeup bags regularly, not only to keep it tidy but to prevent unnecessary breakouts and skin problems from using dirty brushes or old makeup. While it is unlikely that you will develop blindness from an old mascara the important thing to remember is that you need to keep everything that you apply to your face clean. This will also allow you to have a flawless look.

Here are my top 5 tips:

Friday, September 28, 2012

Look again...

One of my most favorite ranges of art is ‘instillation art’. The diverse range of ideas and expressions that can be made through this form are truly breathe taking.

It is a very exciting time for instillation art and we are seeing more and more being used to influence the fashions and industrial design industries.

The beauty of art in general is that each individual viewer is able to capture a different aspect of the work that can influence them on a personal level.

Created from many different medias instillation art causes us to look again.


Add some colour to your make-up this weekend with the

Also add a vivid colour to your outfit this weekend with the
Tell us what you want us to blog about next week!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tip top 10

As the weather heats up and the season is making a distinct change, I am having issues with my skin, hair and face. I find that the change in weather really plays havic on all aspects of my beauty regime.

Listed are my top 10 beauty products (facial, skin, hair etc) that get me through the change in seasons all year round -

Stefan Professional Miracle Wand

The must-have concealer for perfect skin. This amazing wand can be used to cover fine lines, blemishes, pigmentation and dark circles. When used to cover blemishes, it should be applied under the foundation.

Stefan Alive Volumising Glaze

An innovative volumising formula to give you long lasting, flexible volume all day long. Leave your flat, volumeless hair behind! Enriched with natural marine ingredients and pearl extract to rejuvenate your hair, adding shine and body to every hair type.

 Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash

This foaming cleanser helps clear oils and breakout-causing bacteria on breakout-prone skin. Salicylic Acid combines with antiseptic extracts to help stimulate natural exfoliation, clear clogged follicles, cool inflammation and prevent future breakout activity.

Aveda All Sensitive Body Formula

For bath, body and scalp.
This extra gentle oil is more than 99 per cent certified organic jojoba oil. It is enriched with vitamin A and E for antioxidant protection and is free of aroma dyes and irritants.
MoroccanOil Oil-No-More Professional Sculpt Treatment

Moroccanoil Oil-No-More Treatment Professional Scalp Treatment is a restorative treatment made with natural ingredients and essential oils.
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery

Achieve absolute hydration and help defend against the internal and external causes of skin aging with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF30. Contains AGE Smart(r) ingredients to enhance the skin’s natural ability to fight skin-aging free radicals (Reactive Oxygen Species), help prevent the signs of aging caused by sugar reacting with proteins in skin (AGEs) and regulate the formation of collagen-degrading MMPs brought on by UV rays.
Stefan Professional Photo Finish Powder

A silky soft finishing powder that provides an invisible way to set makeup providing a matte, flawless finish. Reduces shine while optically minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and imperfections. Available in a translucent colour that suits ALL SKIN TYPES. Wear over makeup or on bare, moisturized skin.

Dermalogica Clearing Mattifier

A medicated balm that helps clear breakouts, reduce congestion and control shine. Vitamin A helps increase elasticity to reverse the signs of photoaging, and a patent-pending Cinnamon Bark blend helps eliminate bacteria to reduce blackheads. Botanicals bioregulate oil secretions in skin, reducing oil and shine to help maintain an all-day matte finish.

Stefan Professional Faceprimer

Delightfully smooth and moisturising, this primer is designed to make your foundation last longer and to give you a flawless photo finish all day.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen Lotion 

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen Lotion  is stabilised with Helioplex technology. It provides balanced broad spectrum in UVA/UVB protection against skin aging UVA and burning UVB rays and combines it with Dry touch technology for a light weight non-shiny finish.

Let me know if these products work as well for you as they do me!

Have a great weekend!
Rach xx

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The world of a Classy Lady

Makeup & Hair Tips for Mature Aged Women

Dress the part. You don't have to wear a suit or dress but a lady always wears clean, 
coordinated clothing - free of wrinkles. No sweat pants! All clothes should fit properly - not too baggy, not too tight. . One is not ever considered classy if she exposes an intimate body part,
(showing cleavage , etc.).

The newest trend in makeup for 2012, in three words ,"sexy and sophisticated" and is universal to all women. What most women don't understand is that usually a lot of makeup can drag your look down, or even draw attention to the lines around your eyes that have begun to drive you mad.

Once your vitamin-packed moisturizer has settled into your healthy, clean skin, prep your face for makeup with a small amount of Stefan Professional Photo Face Primer.
 A primer is a very simple extra step that will keep your makeup looking just applied, and will also keep foundation from settling into fine lines and pores by the end of the day. 








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