Friday, 28 November 2014

Party Ready Nails

Hi guys. Hope you had a great week. Anyone have any fun plans for the weekend ? 

Since we are approaching the holiday season I thought I'd show a few fun party and festive looks with you guys. This particular design was one I wore to my work year-end function and it's super easy to re-create. I will be sharing a little tutorial in the end too.

So onto the nails -
The two colours I used :
Avon ColorTrend Sweet Sundae
Avon ColorTrend Silver Plated

And onto the tutorial -

Have a great Friday guys ! If you decide to try this, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter.. Would love to see your creations.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

MRP November Catalogue

Summer is good times, hanging with friends, staying up all night and songs on repeat. MR is  all about bringing that vibe 24/7 with the freshest fashion at the coolest prices.
Whether you’re headed to the beach, planning the ultimate summer party or catching a gig in the park, MRP will have you ready for anything this summer. (And the best part... MRP is ALWAYS budget friendly... So you won't break the bank to look fabulous this summer ! 
Check out Henry Holland's latest range which includes cute matchy sets and awesome sporty separates in fun summer colours. For guys there's awesome tees and printed shorts. 
All these and more are yours to shop online at Kick back and check out the full range from the comfort of your couch or download the MRP App and shop from your phone. We’ve packed the app full of useful fashion features to give you on-the-go access to everything MRP!
Fun printed swimwear,  accessories (you can NEVER have too many sunnies and shoes ! )  all delivered to your door. Pretty neat huh ? And this week (until 1Dec )  - FREE delivery on all orders over R500 ! How cool is that ?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Summer Skin & Fashion Tips with Dermalogica

Hi guys. Hope you are having a great week so far.  Happy Wednesday !

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to a very informative Dermalogica SummerSkin&Fashion event at Rosebank Mall, where Sonette Donker & Gert Johan Coetzee shared some great suncare & fashion tips with us - and today I will be sharing some of those tips with you guys, along with MY favourite Dermalogica Suncare products. 

As you know I am a big fan of sun protection - no one wants to look older in the long run than they really are. And yes , you still need sun protection - even in winter !

Some interesting Sun Fun Facts :

  • Sunburn cooks the proteins in your skin , collagen and elastin. This is similar to putting your arm on a frying pan !
  • A person's risk of melanoma doubles if he or she has five or more sunburns in their life
  • We need 10 - 15 min a day of sunlight which will allow us with the sufficient Vitamin D production - older people need a bit more .
  • UV exposure can cause dehydration.
Some Smart Skin Tips to help prevent Skin Cancer :
  • The best way to prevent skin cancer & sun damage is to protect your skin from direct sun. UV radiation can go through clothes / windows & clouds. Use big floppy sun hats, lots of sunscreen & sunnies to protect yourself.
  • Stay out of midday sun (from mid morning to late afternoon )
  • Moms , always make sure your kiddies wears sunscreen. I can't stress this enough as a mom. 

Some Summer trend tips from the ever stylish Gert Johan Coetzee -

  1. Tropical prints 
  2. Beach Cover Ups
  3. All white Swimwear
  4. Floral Maxi skirts
  5. Nude shoes / nails - just make sure it's one shade darker than your skintone !
  6. Metallic Highlights
  7. Frills & Feminine

My personal favourite Dermalogica Sunscreens - 
1.Dermalogica  Protection Sport SPF 50 
This is a new Sunscreen from Dermalogica that launched October 2014 . I only had this about a week, but I love using this on Alex and myself , as it's a Face & Body sunscreen - making this ideal for people always on the go. 
2.Dermalogica Super Sensitive Shied SPF 30
This is another favourite of mine. When I use a normal day cream without sun protection , I always make sure I use this sunscreen. It doesn't clog pores, and it doesn't make you shiny like most sunscreens tend to do.
3.Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50
This moisturiser is PERFECT for South African summers ! This leaves your skin with a soft matte finish while keeping it hydrated. And a SPF50 ! That's the biggest bonus !
4.Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint
Again , this is another sunscreen perfect for sensitive skin. This also works fantastically as a moisturiser and sunscreen in one, especially for days that you tend to be in a hurry - or go for minimal make-up.  

Do you use sunscreen daily ? 

Monday, 17 November 2014

Movember Mani

 Hi guys ! Hope you had a great weekend. Sorry for not posting so much lately, I've just been swamped. But luckily things are getting a little bit more settled on this side, so that means more posts from me.. Yeah ! I have so many new fun things that I can't wait to share with you. 

Today I'm sharing my 2014 Movember mani with you. A little something about this cause from the Wikipedia site - 

"By encouraging men (who the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.[4] 

I am supporting the cause too, by donating, and by raising awareness with some cute Movember nails .

So onto the nails -

The colours I used :
Tip Top Fairy Dust
Tip Top Black Forest

How was YOUR weekend ? Did you have any fun plans ??