Thursday, November 16, 2017

NAKED TAN: 20 Tan Tips


20 TAN TIPS
3 Step Tanning Routine



Every girl wants gorgeous glowing skin and a sun kissed glow, am I right ladies? ...But we don't want nasty sunburn! Following a fake tanning routine will ensure a flawless natural looking tan all year round. 

To achieve a flawless faux tan I love using the range of Naked Tan professional at home tanning products. 

In this How To video I explain my 3 step, 3 day Naked Tan tanning routine and share 20 tan tips to help you achieve a flawless tan. So if you want gorgeous glowing Goddess like skin follow these 3 easy steps to achieving the perfect tan. 

Day 1  PEPARE 
  • Exfoliate your skin using a body scrub - I love Naked Tan's Goddess Body Exfoliator
  • Cleanse skin with a body wash - I use Naked Tan Goddess Body Cleanser 

Goddess Body Exfoliator

DAY 2 TAN 
  • Take a cool shower and wash your body with Naked Tan's Goddess Body Cleanser. 
  • After showering do not apply deodorant 
  • Apply Naked Tan Créme de la Créme to any dry areas of your body like elbows, hands, wrists, etc. 
  • Shake your Naked Tan Bronzing Mousse bottle and then apply 1 pump to a tanning application mitt or Makeup Brush. 
  • Apply the product directly to your skin (with brush or mitt) using swirling motions to blend the product into the skin. 
  • Repeat this process until your body is tanned. 
  • Dry your body with your hair dryer on cool setting



DAY 3 MAINTAIN 
  • Maintain your tan daily with a body butter like Goddess Crème de la Crème 
  • Maintain your tan for longer - avoid using soap in the shower - use a body wash like Goddess Body Cleanser
  • Add an extra glow and enhance your tan with a Bronzing Creme or liquid bronzer - I use Goddess Instant Tan. 



TANNING TIPS


1 EXFOLIATE SKIN WITH BODY SCRUB
On the day or days leading up to your tan day - exfoliate your skin with a body scrub (Goddess Body Exfoliator) 

2 CLEANSE SKIN WITH BODY WASH 
Clean skin in the shower/bath before tanning application with a body wash or shower gel 

3 CLEAN SKIN IN A COOL SHOWER - AVOID HOT SHOWERS
Have a cool shower on tanning day! Long hot shower can open your pores - you don't want that. 

4 APPLY A BRONZING MOUSSE
Using a self tanning mousse like Naked Tan's Goddess Bronzing Mousse will result in a streak free professional tan. It's easy to apply at home! 

5 SHAKE BOTTLE BEFORE APPLYING BRONZING MOUSSE 
Be sure to shake the bottle before application to ensure an even tan application. 

6 APPLY MOUSSE WITH A BRUSH OR TANNING APPLICATION MITT 
To achieve a streak free tan apply your Bronzing Mousse with a large powder makeup brush or Goddess Tanning Mitt. 


Naked Tan Goddess Application Mitt


7 AVOID WEARING DEODORANT ON TANNING DAY
After showering be sure to not apply any deodorant. 
If you apply deodorant and then apply bronzing mousse over the area where your deodorant was applied the bronzing mousse will turn green - disaster! 

8 APPLY BODY BUTTER TO DRY SKIN FIRST 
Be sure to apply moisturiser or a body butter to dry areas like elbows, wrists and ankles before applying your tanning mousse. (Tan grab to dry areas and cause a dark patchy tan - hydrating these dry spots before tanning will help prevent this.)

9 AFTER TAN DRY SKIN WITH A HAIRDRYER 
After applying your fake tan - dry your skin using your hair dryer on a cool setting. This will ensure your tan is completely dry before you get dressed. 

10 WEAR LOOSE DARK CLOTHING - AVOID WEARING A BRA
After tan application be sure to wear loose dark clothing like a maxi dress, robe or black oversized t-shirt. Don't wear a bra for the next few hours while your tan develops.   

11 AVOID EXERCISE OR SWIMMING AFTER APPLYING YOUR TAN
Sweat, chlorine and rain don't mix with a freshly applied tan - so don't exercise, swim or go out in the rain while your tan is developing. 

12 RINSE OFF TAN AFTER 2 - 4 HOURS - USE BODY CLEANSER 
Rinse off your naked tan in the shower 2 - 4 hours after application. Use Naked Tan Goddess Body Cleanser in the shower when rinsing. 

I have very pale skin so I sleep in my tan for a deep dark tan. I usually apply my tan in the afternoon or night and wash off first thing in the morning. 

13 MAINTAIN TAN DAILY WITH BODY BUTTER 
Maintain your tan everyday with a deluxe moisturiser or body creme. I use Goddess Crème de la Crème everyday to hydrate my skin and help me maintain my tan for longer. Hydrating skin will ensure a longer lasting tan. 


Goddess Crème de la Crème



14 MAINTAIN TAN WITH BODY WASH - AVOID SOAP!  
Avoid using soap in the shower - it will strip your tan! Instead use an SLS free body wash like Naked Tan's Goddess Body Cleanser.  It will keep your tan on longer and won't fade the colour of your tan. 

15 TAN LEGS AND FEET WITH SELF TAN 
Tan your legs and feet with a gradual tan or self tanner. I apply Goddess Self Tan the day after tanning to my legs. This professional tanning creme is enriched with shea butter and tans while hydrating the skin. I always use Self Tan after shaving my legs.  

16 TAN FACE WITH FACE TAN WATER 
Everyday before applying my foundation I apply Eco Tan Face Tan Water using a cotton pad to my face. Suitable for oily and acne prone skin and it's non comedogenic. 


17 MATCH FOUNDATION WITH YOUR NEW TANNED SKIN
When your skin is tanned - you may need to wear a darker foundation to ensure your face and neck/shoulders are the same colour. 

18 HAVE COOL SHOWERS - AVOID LONG HOT SHOWERS
Long hot showers and baths will strip your tan tan quicker, so avoid them! Have cool (or luke warm) short showers instead to ensure a long lasting tan. 




Goddess Instant Tan


19 MAINTAIN TAN WITH GODDESS INSTANT TAN
Apply a bronzing creme or liquid bronzer just like Goddess Instant Tan to highlight and enhance your tan. Instant Tan is a 24 hour tan with a natural bronze colour and gorgoeus shimmer. 


20 MIX GODDESS INSTANT TAN WITH YOUR FOUNDATION  
For a luminous glow mix Instant Tan with your foundation. 
Mix Goddess Instant Tan with your regular foundation shade to create a darker shade - this will ensure your foundation matches with your new tanned skin. 




Shop Naked Tan! 
www.nakedtan.com.au

VIDEO 20 Tan Tips - My Tanning Routine 



https://youtu.be/a5JffWLfOdE 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

LIPSTICK: Marilyn Monroe Red Lips



MARILYN MONROE Red Lipstick 

To achieve Marilyn Monroe red lips I use 3 products; a lipstick, lipliner and lip gloss. Marilyn is my makeup muse and I love to re-create her signature seductive red lip. 





LIPLINER


Perfect red lipstick needs a perfect base. I always line and fill in my lips prior to lipstick application with a red lip liner. 

The lip liner I love is NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Plush Red. This is a cool red so it's perfect for a Marilyn Monroe inspired red lip. 

www.nyxcosmetics.com




LIPSTICK 


The essential product for this Marilyn Monroe inspired lipstick love is the Marilyn Red Lipstick from Ben Nye Makeup company

Ben Nye was a Makeup Artist in the Hollywood film industry. He worked as the 20th Century Fox Makeup Director and worked on over 500 films from 1936 - 1982. Ben Nye worked in the makeup department on 13 of Marilyn Monroe's films including The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, Niagara, Don't Bother to Knock, Monkey Business, All About Eve, Love Nest, We're Not Married, River of No Return, There's No Business Like Show Business, Bus Stop, and Let's Make Love. 

In 1967 Ben Nye retired and created the Ben Nye Makeup company - which specialises in professional makeup for the film industry. 

www.bennyemakeup.com





LIP GLOSS 

To create a luscious plump looking lip after lipstick application I like to apply one coat of Perfectly Chic by Kate Johnson Lip Gloss in Cherish to my top and bottom lip. 

This lipgloss is highly pigmented - it's a gorgeous cherry red colour with a shimmery finish so it's perfect over and red lipstick!

Kate Johnson's Lip Glosses are PETA certified cruelty free! 

Perfectly Chic by Kate Johnson Lip Gloss 

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! Use code COSMO1 at checkout. 
www.katejohnson.com.au

VIDEO Marilyn Monroe Red Lipstick 



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Saturday, October 28, 2017

VLOG: Hinze Dam Gold Coast



Hinze Dam Gold Coast 


On a sunny Friday in October I took a day trip to one of my favourite places - Hinze Dam. This hidden oasis in the Gold Coast Hinterland, is so peaceful and gorgeous. Only 15km south west of Nerang this popular tourist destination truly is a hidden gem!  








Hinze Dam features a Dam with un-gated spillway  Picnic Area, Visitor Centre and View Cafe for visitors. Great for horse riders, cyclists and adventure lovers. This 3700 acre reservoir - Advancetown Lake is absolutely beautiful especially during Spring and Summer. 




Hinze Dam, Advancetown - Gold Coast



On a gorgeous Spring day I filmed this video, so follow me to Hinze Dam Gold Coast. 

VIDEO Follow Me to Hinze Dam Gold Coast



Watch video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/fwyhoWD-dQU

Saturday, September 30, 2017

30 LIPSTICKS IN 30 DAYS: Part 3


30 Lipsticks in 30 Days 
September 2017

To celebrate Liptember this month I'm sharing my 30 favourite lip colours for Spring and Summer. 


30 Lipsticks Challenge: To wear a different shade of lipstick everyday for 30 days



Day 21 


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Kissable Pink 

This Revlon shade is a sheer finish so I line and fill in my lips with a pink lipliner and then apply the lipstick over the top for an opaque finish (Wear alone for a light sheer wash of colour). 


Day 22 


Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Sandstone 585 

This peachy nude Revlon Lip Lacquer is super glossy. Wear alone like I have or layer over your favourite Revlon lipstick. 

Available at Priceline $24.95 | Also available at Myer, Target, David Jones


www.revlonanz.com



Day 23 


Australis Colour Inject Lipstick Twerk 

This bright fuchsia is my new favourite Australis shade for Summer! This hibiscus pink. If you love hot pink lipsticks this is the shade for you!

Available from Priceline $13.95 

www.priceline.com.au | www.AustralisCosmetics.com.au



Day 24 


NYX Butter Gloss Merengue 

This pink lilac shade of NYX Butter Gloss is glossy and pigmented, so it can be worn alone (like I have) or over your favourite lipstick! When I wear this butter gloss I always use a lipliner first, this helps the lipgloss stay in place and prevents the lip gloss bleeding. 

Available from Priceline $9.95 | Also available from NYX Professional Makeup stores 

www.priceline.com.au



Day 25 



Perfectly Chic by Kate Johnson Cherish

Kate Johnson's Purfectly Chic lip glosses are super glossy, shimmery and this shade is very pigmented. Swipe one layer over your favourite lipstick or apply a few layers like I have for a gorgeous glossy cherry red lip. PETA approved Cruelty Free 

Available at Kate Johnson $14.50 | www.katejohnson.com.au



Day 26 



Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick Calypso 

This Napoleon Perdis shade is my favourite hot pink lipstick! I have a blog post and video devoted to this lipstick. This shade is a deep fuchsia. I always wear this lipstick with a lipliner. 

Available from Napoleon Perdis stores or online for $38 
www.napoleonperdis.com



Day 27 



Australis Colour Inject Lipstick in Mambo 

This Australis shade is a creamy nude that suits all skin tones. A great shade to pair with neutral warm tones or a dark smokey eye. 

Available at Priceline $13.95 


Day 28


Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick Aphrodite

I got that red lip classic thing that you like... Napoleon's classic red is Aphrodite. This is such a great red. I don't wear red lipstick very often - red is just not my colour but when I want to channel my inner Marilyn I rock this red lipstick! I am wearing it here with Cherish lip gloss applied to the centre of my lips. 

Available at Napoleon Perdis


Day 29 


W7 Cosmetics Lipstick Neon Purple

This #Liptember Lipstick is only $4.99 and is available exclusively at Chemist Warehouse and the proceeds go to Women's Mental Health Awareness. 

Liptember is an annual charity event held ever September. www.liptember.com.au


Available from Chemist Warehouse $4.99 | www.chemistwarehouse.com.au 

Day 30


W7 Cosmetics Lipstick Cin Cin

This is the 2nd #Liptember shade for September. I picked up this bright pink W7 Lipstick from Chemist Warehouse, with proceeds going to Women's Mental Health awareness. 

www.liptember.com.au | www.chemistwarehouse.com.au SaveSave




I really enjoyed wearing 30 different lipsticks this month! I hope you enjoyed following my #30Lipsticksin30Days challenge. It's fun to try new shades of lipstick and experiment with different lip colours.  

Read my 30 Lipsticks in 30 Days part one here and part two here

VIDEO 30 Lipsticks in 30 Days (September) 



Watch VIDEO on Youtube https://youtu.be/qDW80OsoNGg

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

30 LIPSTICKS IN 30 DAYS: Part 2


30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
September 2017

30 Lipstick Challenge: To wear a different shade of lipstick everyday for 30 days

This is part 2 of my #30Lipsticksin30Days challenge.

Day 11


Chi Chi Viva La Diva Lipstick Social Butterly


This Chi Chi shade is a pretty pale pink. I love the formula of these lipsticks. They are so creamy and long lasting on the lips. Excellent colour pay off. 

Available at Myer AUD $18.95 | Also available at Target 

www.chichicosmetics.com/lips/lipsticks-viva-la-diva


Day 12 


Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Kate Moss 45 

This 15th anniversary collection of Rimmel's iconic Lasting Finish Lipstick features Kate's favourite nude shades. This shade #45 is a purple nude. It's one of the darker nudes in this collection. 

Available at Priceline $12.95 |  I picked up mine from Woolworths on sale for $7.45 


Day 13 



Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm Whimsical

This highly pigmented lip crayon is a best applied with a lip brush for a gorgeous glossy berry coloured lip. This product is a hybrid between a lipstick and a lip balm. The colour pay off on this lippy is amazing!  

Available at Priceline $17.95 | Also available at Myer and David Jones 

www.priceline.com.au


Day 14


Napoleon Perdis Luminous Lip Veil 
Sienna Shimmer 

This shimmery lip gloss from Napoleon Perdis can be worn alone with lip liner (like I have worn here) or over your favourite Napoleon lipstick.  

Available at Napoleon Perdis stores $32 | Also available at Myer, David Jones 


Day 15 




Australis Colour Inject Lipstick Europop 

Australis Colour Inject Lipsticks are one of my all time favourite lipsticks! My favourite shade is Jive but Europop is also a very pretty pastel pink. 

Available at Priceline $13.95 | 

www.australiscosmetics.com.au | www.priceline.com.au

Day 16




M.A.C Frost Lipstick Angel  

This is my favourite shade of MAC Lipstick. This frost finish shade is a pretty soft pink. MAC Cosmetic's frost lipsticks are medium build able coverage with a high perl and semi-lustrous finish. 

Available at M.A.C Stores $36 | Also available at Myer and David Jones

www.maccosmetics.com.au


Day 17 



Australis Colour Inject Lipstick Mash Up 

This Australis lipstick is a purple based magenta and it's really pretty with purple smokey eyes. 

Available at Priceline $13.95 |  Also available at Kmart 

www.australiscosmetics.com.au | www.priceline.com.au


Day 18 



Napoleon Perdis Luminous Lip Veil 
Cherchez La Femme 

I love radiant orchid and this Lip Veil from Napoleon Perdis is a sheer mauve! I'm wearing this glossy lavender shade with lip liner. 


Available at Napoleon Perdis stores $32 | Also available at Myer, David Jones 

www.napoleonperdis.com


Day 19 



Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Asia 77

This Rimmel shade is a berry nude. I really love this Rimmel lipstick formula it's very rich, creamy and long lasting - so I own many shades. This particular shade ASIA is darker than shade #45. 

Available at Priceline $10.95 | Also available at Woolworths, Target, Chemist Warehouse

au.rimmellondon.com


Day 20 



Designer Brands Longwear Lipstick Sugar Blossom 


On Wednesdays Wear Pink... DB Cosmetics new shade Sugar Blossom is a dusty pink with matte finish. This DB formula is much different to the moisturising lipstick I wore on Day 2. If you love matte lipsticks - this is an affordable drugstore lipstick! 


Available at Terry White Chemists $9.95 | Also available at Amcal and Chempro


Love this post? Read PART ONE of this 30 Lipsticks in 30 Days


VIDEO 30 Lipsticks in 30 Days (September)



Watch VIDEO on Youtube  https://youtu.be/qDW80OsoNGg