LION KING RE-ENACTMENT

Okay this is where my life starts to get mad. I’m moving house, see. So everything is in boxes and any semblance of order is completely out the window right now. Breathe Jen.

For today’s video – I talk face misting, my favourite one shadow look eyeshadows (say that three times fast!) and you have the pleasure of witnessing my glitter eyeliner face. It doesn’t lie. Click here to view it.
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Products mentioned:

The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist: http://bit.ly/1CyhZP8
Michellori Eyeshadow in Gold: http://bit.ly/1NizhW2
MAC Eyeshadow in Sable: http://bit.ly/1LJD0M2
MaxFactor Eyeshadow in Burned Bark: http://bit.ly/1QTdBGi
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Mono in Soleil Levant: http://bit.ly/1Nlz9WB
Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash: http://bit.ly/1GwJKcD

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I’m wearing:

L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation – http://bit.ly/1e7INzO
L.A. Girl HD Pro-Conceal – http://bit.ly/1SuOLtQ
Revlon Photoready Pressed Powder – http://bit.ly/1GV3XfM
The Body Shop Honey Bronzer – http://bit.ly/1Ljb0Se
Revlon Powder Blush in Racy Rose – http://bit.ly/1GwGw93
Wet ‘n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells – http://bit.ly/1e7J99u
L’Oreal Paris So Couture Super Liner – http://bit.ly/1HjErTB
L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes So Couture Mascara – http://bit.ly/1TA6RvT
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Hot Pepper – http://bit.ly/1GvPwgA
Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Dancing Rose – http://bit.ly/1GBGImk

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LEMON ON YOUR EYES?

Today is a super exciting day! Why you might ask? Well it’s the launch of my brand new weekly series on YouTube – I talk 3 beauty topics, ranging from favourites to reviews, to how to’s and much more. So make sure you’re subscribed so that you don’t miss an episode.

On to today’s video – I’ve got a game-changing foundation tip for you, plus one of my latest Revlon favourites, and we also talk about the squishy blobs of mystery that are konjac sponges. Click here to view it.
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Products mentioned:

Revlon Photoready Kajal Matte Eye Pencils: http://bit.ly/1L8wDlc
Mira Konjac Sponges: http://bit.ly/1JRLzFs

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I’m wearing:

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – http://bit.ly/1TA6AJa
L.A. Girl HD Pro-Conceal – http://bit.ly/1SuOLtQ
Revlon Photoready Pressed Powder – http://bit.ly/1GV3XfM
The Body Shop Honey Bronzer – http://bit.ly/1Ljb0Se
Essence Silky Touch Blush in Kissable – http://bit.ly/1etCxDf
NYX Love in Paris Eyeshadow Palette in Je Ne Sais Quoi – http://bit.ly/1JZeuJs
Revlon Photready Kajal Matte Eye Pencil in Matte Coal – http://bit.ly/1L8wDlc
L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes So Couture Mascara – http://bit.ly/1TA6RvT
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong – http://bit.ly/1GvPwgA
TipTop Nail Polish in Rich Brick – http://bit.ly/1dNPN4C

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REINVENTING YOUR MAKEUP BAG FOR THE NEW YEAR

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I think we can all agree that this “new year new me” stuff is getting a bit tiresome. Seeing your second cousin twice removed post “before selfies” of her transformation from couch potato to Jillian Michaels look-alike is just not that much of a social media thrill. But there is something to be said for keeping yourself in check and fine-tuning things to see that you take your life, your goals and your look to the next level. Lucky for you I’ve put together a few handy tips on making sure your makeup bag is ready for all this.

Here are my top bites of advice:

Try out a new foundation. We all know that feeling of finding your holy grail foundation – you know, the one that is the perfect shade match, the one that makes you look like you’ve actually gotten a decent night’s sleep, the one that does what you wish your own skin did naturally. But as we age (sob), our skin’s needs, texture and type change. And with that so should our foundation. So make a note of your foundation needs and pop down to the store and give a few new brands a try.

Colour play. Mix up your eyeshadow colours – if you usually stick with browns, give plums a try. If you’ve never tried brown eyeliner, go for it! And the same goes for lip colour. If you’ve been wearing pink since Britney was a teenager, have a go at a coral or red shade. Changing the colours you use can make you look completely different…in a good way.

Put the emphasis elsewhere. If you usually play up your eyes and go for a muted lip, switch it around. And vice versa. It’s like an instant makeover! You can do this day to day, depending on which feature is looking best on that particular day (I know that sometimes my eye luggage means staying away from heavy eye makeup, so I opt for strong lips on those days).

Just remember – makeup is fun! There are no rules. As long as you are happy and comfortable with your look, then it will never be wrong. What changes do you plan on making in 2015?

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A MAKEUP APP FOR THE CHEMICALLY CONSCIOUS

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Photo Credit: Eva the Weaver via Compfight cc

I recently watched a video presentation all about the chemical contents and ingredients that are found in every day costmetics. And I’m not just talking mascara and lipstick, I’m talking everything from colour cosmetics to deodorants, soaps, and skincare.

I can’t go into specifics because I have the memory span of a goldfish, but basically there are very few laws and governing bodies in place to oversee the content of these kinds of products, and in the US, it is pretty much for the cosmetic company to decide for itself what goes into the products we buy.

That’s right – the cosmetics company is deciding what is good for us, what is safe for us, and what will not cause illnesses and deadly diseases. NO organisation, board or committee is examining the contents of our products in an impartial manner and protecting the consumer’s best interests. Now let’s bear in mind that this was only talking about the US, but it is something to take note of, especially considering how many international beauty addicts order online from foreign countries.

I find that quite scary…

BUT there is an app that is here to help. It’s called Skin Deep, and it lists hundreds of cosmetics and grooming products, and lets you know how harmful they are. So if you are a health conscious shopper, you can check on your purchases in your cart before you even head for the checkout.

Check out Skin Deep here.

 

 

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MY TOP PEACH LIP PICKS

Try say that title twice! It’s no secret that I am a natural redhead, and the first rule of being a redhead is that peach is your best friend. Okay maybe not the first rule, but it’re pretty important when choosing your colour cosmetics.

Because of this, I’ve racked up a pretty impressive range of peachy toned lip products. They are my go-to shades for many an eye look, occasion, or handbag throw-in. I just cannot be without peach in my life. Here are my absolute favourites:

Bourjois Rouge a Levres Lipstick Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick in 06 Rose Tendre. Don’t be fooled by the shade name – this one definitely comes off peachy on the lips. The smell is a bit strange, but the texture is so light and easy to wear. It’s a non-greasy formula that adds colour without any funny business: no sparkle, shimmer or gloss of any kind. The shade is right on the border of pink, but gives the lips a lovely warmth to them.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in 027 Juicy Papaya. Perhaps my favourite and most used of all the Revlon lip butters, this shade is a bright summery pop of peach-orange that works so beautifully in the summertime (but this girl still rocks it all year round of course!). It has no shimmer, but the formula of these lip butters really is like butter, so there is a lot of shine simply from the thickness and moisturisation of the formula. When I’m out of ideas or late in the morning, this guy is my top choice.

Woolworths Lips Sheer Lipstick in Nude Shimmer. Yeah it says nude, but it’s a total peach on my lips. A subtle nudey-peach with a gorgeous golden shimmer, but not so shimmery as to scream look at my sparkly lips! at all. I know we often overlook local brands like this, but this one is definitely worth a look in.

Wet ‘n Wild Megalast Lipcolor in Just Peachy. This is that perfect shade of bold peach. The formula is longlasting and matte on the lips, so I definitely recommend watering it down with either a lip balm before applying, or a gloss afterwards to counteract the stark pop of colour and the sometimes drying matte finish. The extra step is totally worth it though, as the colour is just perfection. I do wish that the tube was a bit better looking though. And that the product twisted all the way down to the bottom – I’m forever nicking the edges of mine on the lid. Grrr.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in 025 Peach Parfait. Definitely the prettiest of all of the original shades in the lip butter collection…but sadly discontinued here in SA. I’m mentioning it in case you spot it in a bargain bin – last time I did I stocked up on these lovelies! The shade is rosey peach with gold sparkles, but so sparkly that it is unwearable in daytime. A real pretty one this.

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee. Wowee she mentioned a gloss! I’m definitely a lipstick person over gloss, as you can probably tell, but this formula is so easy to wear that it’s managed to worm its way into my heart. These babies are cult products for a reason! The formula is really nourishing and buttery on the lips – not sticky at all (although I have yet to perform the hair-in-wind test). This colour is a lovely peachy nude and works so well when I’m sporting a smokey eye.

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