8.28.2015

Do Your Fall Colours Up Right - Part 1

Fall is just around the corner… and I'm on the fence as to be excited or not! I love the brightness of the sun and the long days, but I love the fall colours, fall shopping and I'm super excited to wear boots again:)

As promised this past Spring, here is the Fall 2015 Pantone post of product ideas! I thought it might be time for most of us to hit the shops and start slowing preparing our Fall beauty regimes. The palette is so perfect! Read on for part one of my beauty matches.



Marsala

The colour of 2015 is so sophisticated but holds a natural earthiness. Try Tom Ford's blusher in Ravish




Stormy Weather

This powerful blue-gray is strong, protective and enduring. Charlotte Tilbury's eyeliner in Black Diamonds really plays to that.


Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Orange evokes a sentiment of optimism, fun and fantasy. So does Essie's Resort Fling.



Reflecting Pond

This hue is a cooling blue that adds dimension and intrigue. Yves Saint Laurent's nail polish in Blue Galuchat definitely exudes intrigue. 


Oak Buff

This mellow, comforting and warming shade brings good feelings. I'm not sure that this hue is makeup flattering so here's another polish! Named after McQueen’s famous low slung trousers, here is Bumster by Butter London




I hope this gets you started! These five will keep you on trend. The remaining five Fall 2015 Pantone colours will be featured soon!

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7.28.2015

Mites in My Lashes?!! Say Whaaaaat?

Well, apparently it's true for half of us, BUT if we use mascara or eyeliner, it's almost a guarantee. Great. And if that's not enough to put you off, this will: these little guys get into the roots of our lashes and cause them to fall out! Right??? So we have bugs in our lashes that pull them out. Double great. Thankfully there's a fix!



Add 1-2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to your tube of mascara and you are set. Lavender oil is an antiseptic that will rid your lashes of mites, all the while promoting fuller and longer lashes as it nourishes, strengthens and stimulates new growth. Finally some good news:)


Whew.

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7.22.2015

Happily Blue

I'm beyond delighted to currently have this pretty hue at the end of my fingers. I never thought I'd attempt a blue polish, but *Gelish sold me on Up in the Blue. Here they are on Day 5, still as perfect as Day 1.






Never say never!

(*Gelish is a UV cured gel polish and is only available in professional nail bars and salons.)

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7.17.2015

Oh My Tumeric!

One of my most popular posts is this, a DIY mask with heaps and heaps of benefits. I've done it so many times, and I love it each and every time. I thought I ought to share it again, along with a few other amazing recipes!



An Over Night Delight

Create a paste from turmeric and milk (or yogurt) and smooth on to your face. Leave the mask on overnight and rinse it off the following morning with a light cleanser. Alternatively, you can add a pinch of turmeric to your moisturizer and cleanse the next morning. Do this twice a week to get beautiful, healthy and younger looking skin.


Wrinkle Eraser 

Combine turmeric with other ingredients to effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Mix turmeric powder and rice powder with raw milk and tomato juice! Apply it on your face and neck for about 30 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Not only does this reduce wrinkles, it brightens your skin as well! 

Good-bye Dark Circles

To diminish dark circles, add a pinch of turmeric to 2 tablespoons of buttermilk and apply it around your eyes for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water. No more dark circles!

Again, here's the original recipe that I love! Enjoy:)

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