Glams, with the weekend ahead, it could be the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Guest blogger Louise Owens from Read Me (http://www.readmeblogsite.net) has reviewed some stunning books for your perusal that will take you on the adventure that is Fashion – just the ticket for a spot of reading on the couch or a divine gift. Enjoy! Continue reading
Base: She has great skin, so I wanted a foundation that would provide a flawless, long-wearing finish that still showcased her complexion. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H is that foundation. Continue reading
Getting my kit off for the essential spray tan, I was alarmed to see more flakes on myself than a box of Uncle Toby’s, and thus avoided all eye contact. This combined with my winter-shade of pale and harsh lighting; let me tell you – I think this was all too much for the first year apprentice to bear. After she coyly suggested I try a moisture-infused body wrap, I pulled up my paper underpants and headed straight for my nearest retail outlet. Get me a body lotion and fast!
Obviously, I needed to select something of industrial strength if I were ever to show my face at that Salon again. It also became apparent that I was going to have to take a look at my arsenal of existing body lotions, and see what was and wasn’t working for me.
Here, are a couple of my faves for supple, sumptuous skin needed for shorts, sundresses and other such ‘skimpys’. Continue reading
Right, the night’s going well, but it’s coming to a close. You like him and let’s face it, he probably likes you (he is only human after all).
So, a discreet dash to the bathroom for your final touch-up before you say your goodbyes and…perhaps a kiss? First, check for champagne breath. Thank you. A mint would not go astray. Next, get yourself into some good lighting and take a close look at that visage of yours. Resist the urge to ‘go to town’; only touch-up the bare minimum. Do not, under any circumstances return with a whole new face of re-applied make-up. It smacks of desperation, and nothing smells worse than that. Continue reading
Your date is there to find out more about you (if your lucky), so try not to get caught up in looking ‘too’ perfect. Remember: it’s your ‘natural’ beauty that’s going to impress him.
Think logically when applying your favourites. Super shiny lip- gloss? You’ll end up with a drink-straw stuck in your hair. Big glamorous false lashes? One could come loose and fall in your Mezze. Don’t risk it! Choose products that require minimal re-applying. Opt for items that are as durable as they are cute.
I love using products that go the distance like Benefit Posietint $55.00. It is a fabulous petal-pink stain that can be used as a blush or lip-colour.
As a lip-stain, it lasts at least three drinks (still three drinks; not bad).
Applying to the apples of the cheeks for a fresh rosey hue, it will last all night (dat’s what I’m talkin’ about).
Another product to ‘seal the deal’ is a finishing mist used just before you walk out the door. It locks in all of your hard work, insuring your make-up will last until the ‘wee’ hours. My favourite is ModelCo Beauty Fix Airbrush Face $34.00
A light mist over your carefully prepared visage and you will feel confident and relaxed for the important task ahead: Being coquettish, witty and interesting ALL at the same time, while he is dazzled by your ‘natural’ beauty and charm.
Who knows? This one could be a keeper…
We’ve all had that moment…
Sitting anxiously at the bar, trying to appear glamorous whilst waiting for a ‘gentleman’ to arrive. The sweats, perfecting your “oh hello” expression, re-positioning yourself on the stool for that come-hither yet casual pose, remembering his name… Is that only me? Apologies, I digress.