Friday, December 20, 2013

MAKEUP TUTORIAL: Everyday Summer Look

:{makeup tutorial}:
Natural Everyday Look for Summer

:{nude shimmer eyes with rosy cheeks and dusty pink lips}:

My everyday makeup look is very quick and easy. When I'm getting ready in the morning I don't want to spend too much time on my makeup! This look can be re-created in less than 15 minutes, so it's great for everyday. 

In Summer I want a fresh natural look so I opt for simply shimmer nude eyeshadow and add a coloured eyeliner to make my eye colour really pop! A cheek stain is perfect for creating that gorgeous natural rosy glow. For my lips I like to wear a colour a few shades darker than my natural lip colour and lots of lip gloss! An everyday summer look should be quick and easy to apply and enhance your natural beauty. It's you, just a better version! 

:{featured products}:
  • Natio Pure Mineral Foundation (medium)
  • Natio Loose Powder (Natural) 
  • Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer (soft honey) 
  • Glo Mineral Powder Cheek Stain (rosy) 
  • Natio Sheer Delight Cream Eyeshadow (marshmallow) 
  • She Australia Dusting Powder (nymph dust) 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow (shimma shimma) 
  • Too Faced Perfect Eyes Eyeliner (perfect peacock) 
  • Essence Eyebrow Pencil (brunette)
  • Napoleon Perdis Lip Pencil (sand) 
  • Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick (jive) 
  • Designer Brands Lavish Lip Gloss (fairy floss) 
  • Essence IExtreme Volume Mascara (black)
:{beauty tip}: 
Add a pop of colour to your eye makeup with a coloured eyeliner! For blue eyes choose teal or purple. Blue eyeliner enhances brown eyes and green or purple eyeliner is best for green/hazel eyes. 

Watch my step by step makeup tutorial to see how I create my everyday makeup look for Summer.  


Monday, December 16, 2013

How To: Style Curly Hair

How To: Style Curly Hair

Having curly hair can be both a blessing and a curse! In this video tutorial I show you how I style my mid length curly hair. My hair is naturally very curly (and get's lots of tangles!) but I don't wake up in the morning with perfectly defined curls - these curls need to be styled. But fortunately I have had lots of practise managing curls (and frizz!) and can usually style my hair curly from wet to dry in approximately 15 minutes. 

What you'll need to style your curls: 
  • Afro Styling Comb
  • Detangling/Conditioning Spray (or Water Spray filled with Water + Conditioner) 
  • Water Spray Bottle 
  • Curly Hair Styling Product - Gel, Cream or Mousse 
  • Hair Dryer with Curl Diffuser Attachment (or Small Travel Hair Dryer) 
I have found the best way to style my hair is when it's wet. So every morning I wet my hair and apply some conditioner and comb the knots out in the shower. After showering I wrap my wet hair into a towel and apply my makeup. After my makeup is complete I take the towel down and begin my styling procedure. 

Create Your Curls in 10 Easy Steps: 
  1. Spritz detangling spray into wet/damp hair. 
  2. Comb with wide tooth afro styling comb.
  3. Spray hair with water using a water spray bottle to wet hair before styling. 
  4. Lightly comb through hair after applying water. 
  5. Squirt a small amount of Styling Product into your hands. Wet hands and rub together to dilute the product.
  6. Apply to wet hair using "raking" method. 
  7. Scrunch curls with your hairs to create bouncy defined curls. 
  8. Tip your head to the side or upside down and blast curls with hair dryer using a curl diffuser. Keep the hair dryer moving to prevent the scalp from getting too hot. 
  9. After drying hair for approximately 5 to 10 minutes use hair dryer's cool shot to blast curls with a shot of cool hair to set the style and reduce frizz. 
  10. Viola! Perfectly defined curls! 

Watch my step by step tutorial How To: Style Curly Hair to see how I create my curls. 

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