Monday, August 15, 2011

Sophie Marceau Hair

You know the drill... You sit in the hairdressers chair and they say "what would you like?" Your head is immediately blank and you ramble some nonsense that doesn't convey much but results in you getting more of the same look... Only shorter. Why is this? Why does the question relating to what we want done with our hair result in an awful example of self expression?

Anyway, this brings me to the point of my post. What image would you like to convey to your stylist? I want hair like Sophie Marceau in the above picture. It may be slightly dated and not suitable for my facial structure but this is what I want my hair to look like. However, when I'm asked with the question "what would you like us to do with your hair today?" I meekly respond with "Just a trim... Maybe, some long layers"

Monday, August 16, 2010

Liv Tyler look

Liv Tyler has the most gorgeous makeup in these pictures.. Of course it does not hurt that she is genetically blessed either!

But for those eager to achieve Liv's gorgeous flushed cheeks, stained pout and soft eyes you may like to invest in a few items.
Lip and cheeks - To achieve Liv's soft flushed look you will need a lip and cheek stain. Try Benefits Benetint, or a good drug store alternative is Revlons lipstain in Passion. Finish with a tiny bit of lip balm dabbed on to your lips with your finger.
Eyes - Liv's eyes have a soft shimmer. I recommend the physicians formula palette as a good drug store option. Then line the top inner water line of your eye and run one coat of mascara through curled eyelashes. Groom your brows and your done.

Wallah, you are now rocking Liv Tyler's soft and rosy look.

Friday, August 13, 2010

My skincare routine for combination oily skin

Hi guys,

I hope you enjoyed my skincare video. I use each of these products almost everyday and I highly recommend them. The products are a little on the expensive side, therefore, I recommend getter samples and trying the products for a week before you purchase. Don't feel pressured to buy anything!
The products are available at your local department store, Sephora or beauty salons.

Brand used:

Peter Thomas Roth

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Inspired by Cardinale

Hi, well thought I would put this outfit up. It's my version of Claudia Cardinale doing the grocery shopping (well thats what I was doing - LOL) So of course this outfit is nothing flash but it is comfy and has a definite air of Cardinale.

By the way my hair is darker here. What do you think? Lighter or darker works better?

Hope you have a great day!

Top - Sportsgirl, Skirt - Vintage

Claudia Cardinale Part 2 in Colour

The Italian version of Brigitte Bardot was Claudia Cardinale. Claudia had such a wonderful look, don't you think?

I adore actresses from this period, especially the tousled yet polished village girl look of French and Italian cinema.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Skincueticals Review

Don't know if many of you guys are familiar with the skincueticals line. If your not then its a cosmecuetical line.
I tried some of their products recently so I thought I would do a post on the products I used and what I would recommend. Its pretty pricey so I believe its great to have some information about the products before you head out and buy it.

Here is a list of skincuetical skincare products I tried:

  • Clarifying Clay Mask

  • Foaming Cleanser

  • Retinol 0.5

  • Phloretin CF (skin serum)

  • Serum 15 AOX+

  • Body Polish

Clarifying Clay Masque (rating 6/10)

This mask is supposed to cleanse your pores and refine your skin. The results thus far have not been too dissimilar to your drug store brand. So I say try those first.

Foaming Cleanser (rating 6.5/10)

I am going to start by saying that I'm not a fan of foaming cleansers as I don't feel like they cleanse the skin properly, so I was never going to love this product. However, this cleanser did not overly dry my skin or cause irritation so I liked that. The biggest drawback was that the formula did not work with my clarisonic, so I had to lather up normally (that's not a problem, but I want to make use of my clarisonic).

If you like foaming cleansers than you may like this one.

Retinol 0.5 (rating 9/10)

I tried a small sample of this product and after two days I saw great results. This product is one of the best skincare products I have ever tried!
This product made my skin less congested, almost completely clear, smooth and soft. After, one week it was clear and the best I had ever seen it!

Make sure you read the directions for this one as retinol is very strong.

Phloretin and the Serum 15 AOX - Have only used a few times. I will do a proper review when I have used the product longer

Body Polish (Rating 5/10)

Nice scrub however, it's very pricey. I would try your drug store alternatives first.

If you are looking for a luxury scrub and don't mind spending extra. I would suggest trying the Laura Mercier body scrub. It has very nice packaging and smells delicious.

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