Sunday, December 22, 2013

QUICK AND EASY CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

With Christmas just days away here are a few gift ideas for the procrastinators who haven't started Christmas shopping or for those who simply don't know where to start.....




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1. Juicy Couture Pink Nail Polish Set- A gift that is great for ladies who love to treat themselves to an at home manicure or simply for the nail polish addict on your list.
2. LORAC Pro Palette-One of the most coveted eyeshadow palettes for 2013, this neutral  palette will be great for a makeup newbie and/or makeup artist in your life.
3.Victor and Rolf Flower Bomb Eau de Toilette- The ultimate addition to a "scent-sational" lover's fragrance collection.
4.NYX  "The It list" Pink Lip Gloss Set-A girl can never have too many pink lipglosses, this set would be a great stocking stuffer.
5.Benefit Primed for Lovin'! - Some of the cult favourites from Benefit Cosmetics bundled into one package would be great gift for a makeup lover.

If these products don't fit the bill then a good gift card or a day at the spa may just be what the doctor ordered.

Thanks as always for reading
RoXy

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Inspired Makeup



 Nothing screams Christmas than a silver and black smokey eye, for this post I am going to be showcasing how versatile this look can be this holiday season....


FACE same as HERE
EYES 
 Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream - Honey-( brow  definition/eyeshadow primer)
 Joy Auto eye and lip liner in Medium Brown (brows) 
L'Oreal Infallible Lacquer  Liner- Blackest Black ( eye shadow base)
Sacha Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio Matte Sable ( matte cream shade brow highlight)
Giselle Cosmetics 8 Stack Starry Night (tear duct and eyelid)
Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate eye shadow palette ( matte black outer V  lower lash line)
Jordana black eye-liner (waterline)
Maybelline The Rocket Volum Express mascara

Left to Right ( MAC Velvet Teddy, Covergirl Divine lipstick layered over Velvet Teddy, MAC RiRi Woo)

This eye makeup can be paired with different lipstick options as seen in the above collage from a subtle nude to a ravishing red. 

Which  pairing do you prefer?
 Share your thoughts below
RoXy

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Beauty Tip-Products for Long-lasting Makeup



This time of year as you know is always hectic,company parties, school recitals and a pleuthora of  other engagements, all  requiring you to look your best.In order to look your best your makeup has to have staying power and not look like a bottle of oil exploded on your face, therefore here are a few products that I know will prolong the wear of your makeup for the busy season ahead.





1.Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer- The first step in applying your makeup is a primer and we all know what a primer does in that it perfects the skin and provides a smooth canvas for your foundation, so  always apply a pea size amount all over your face concentrating mainly in your T-Zone area.

2.Phillips Milk of Magnesia -This product  although a laxative is one of my holy grail products and is a wonderful for keeping your face virtually oil-free for hours on end.I have written about this product in the past see post HERE and I use it religiously in conjunction with an actual face primer  to achieve optimal results. I strongly believe that Milk of Magnesia is a key product for ladies who have oily skin as it mattifies,allows  your makeup to apply smoothly and keeps it intact and flawless.

3.Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder-This loose colour free powder has the name suggest cancels out oil without causing your makeup to be cakey, nor does it leave a white cast, if you have minor skin imperfections then this powder can be worn on its own to give a matte look or can be worn as a finishing powder to lock your makeup in place and prevent shine see my review HERE

4.Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish ( Oily Skin Formula)-Lastly after applying your makeup it is important to set your masterpiece and this finishing spray does just that, since it is in the oily skin formula it does keep the oil at bay  for a considerable amount of time and prevents touch ups through the day/night.

I really hope that this post helped you in finding products that will improve the longevity of your makeup especially for this festive season let me know if you have any holy grail products that I need to try.

RoXy

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Nude Lipstick Loving- MAC'S Velvet Teddy



In the makeup department lip products are my favourites as they can easily brighten  a dull face and requires no  skill level to apply, and so  I have added MAC's Velvet Teddy to my nude lipstick collection....



MAC's Velvet Teddy is matte pink based nude lipstick which is apart of the permanent line.This lipstick compliments various skintones especially those on the deeper, richer side of the spectrum.Velvet Teddy although a matte lipstick does not give that dehydrating feeling instead its smooth, creamy and velvety for a lack of a better word.I highly suggest  Velvet Teddy be on your list of MAC lipsticks to own as it is very versatile and can be paired with subdued eye makeup or a daring/bold look, however it is mandatory that a brown lip liner be used in tandem with the lipstick to add some dimension.

I hope you enjoyed this mini review 
Do you own MAC's Velvet Teddy let me know below




Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Emerald City



Emerald Green is the the pantone colour for 2013, and  you may have seen  this colour incorporated in a few of my prior fashion posts. In this entry I am sharing  a makeup look that I did on a friend utilizing this gorgeous shade of green.





PRODUCTS USED
Face 
Revlon Colorstay Foundation-Caramel 
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural- Dark 
Milani Pressed Powder -Earth Glow( Contour)
Ben Nye Banana Powder ( Highlight)
LA Girl Pro HD Concealer ( fawn)- Highlight
Jordana Coral Sandy beach layered on top of Milani Baked blush in Dolce Pink
Milani Tantastic Face and Body Bronzer- Fantastic Sun glow  (highlight)
 Eyes
Coastal Scents Concealer Palette ( brow  definition/eyeshadow primer)
Jordana Easybrow Pencil -Dark Brown (brows)
Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate eye shadow palette- emerald green (lid)  black ( crease, outer V and lower lash line)
Coast Scents Neutral Palette-shimmery cream shade( brow highlight)
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil -milk ( lid base)
Jordana black eyeliner (waterline)
L'Oreal Infallible Lacquer  Liner- Blackest Black
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara-Blackest Back
Lips
NYX  lipliner- Coffee
NYX Lipgloss -Whipped

Thanks as always  for visiting and stay tuned for a holiday themed makeup look.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

How to Be A Good Repeat Fashion Offender



We all know what it feels like to be going  through our wardrobes and being quite underwhelmed as everything you have has been worn to death and you  are on a budget or simply don't have the financial means to go on a shopping spree every week or month. In this post I will be showing you how to make an overly worn article of clothing versatile and interesting.This item is a sexy, mustard,"freakum dress" that I have had for years and worn out  numerous times.


Casual Glam -The dress was simply transformed into a top and paired with a trendy camouflage pants with a draw string detailing, the animal print heels were added for a bit of contrast.


Rocker Chic- MDIY Celine top was paired with the dress that was transformed into a skirt,ankle booties and my beloved ASOS belt were added for an edgy vibe. This ensemble could be further amped up by adding a leather jacket and black tights and would be the perfect winter outfit.


The Sophisticate-With this ensemble I was going for a more demure and polished look that would be appropriate for a corporate setting, a business luncheon/cocktail party.



Which ensemble was your favourite and what are your thoughts on being a repeat fashion offender?
Share your views below

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Date Night Outfit Inspiration


 Have you ever been baffled  by what to wear out on a dinner date, here is a glamorous outfit idea that is sure to have your date doing a double take. The   mixture of prints  coupled with the bold,  figure hugging, leather midi skirt and heels  makes  one sophisticated date night number.....  



Date Night Outfit


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I hope you guys were inspired 
What's your idea of a glamorous date night outfit?
Leave your thoughts below
Thanks as always for stopping by