Beauty Tips

Here are My favourite tips on getting your ‘Brows on Fleek’

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Photo by ‘ThatIgboChick’

1. Don’t Change The Shape Too Much: A few years back it was all about having very thin eyebrows, but now it’s all about keeping the natural shape, which makes this easier. Follow your natural shape as closely as possible by just contouring. (via Michelle Phan)

2. Don’t Pluck Too Much Hair: Did you know that eyebrow hairs will stop growing back if you keep over-plucking? Make sure to go slow and take your time as you contour and shape. (via Daily Makeover)

3. Eyebrows for Square Faces: If you have a square face, your goal is to soften the face with a softly rounded brow. Since a square face already has strong angled features, make sure to avoid angular and seriously rounded brow shapes. (via Le Fashion)

4. Eyebrows for Round Faces: With a round face shape, your goal is to define bone structure with an angular brow and a higher arch. (via Who What Wear)

5. Long Face Shape: Play up your horizontal features with a brow that extends past the corner of your eyes. (via Harper’s Bazaar)

6. Heart Face Shape: Balance a smaller chin and jawline with well manicured and groomed brows. To groom brows precisely on your own, trace the outline of your desired brow shape with a white liner pencil, then only pluck strays that fall outside the line. (via Daily Makeover)

7. Oval Face Shape: If you have an oval face, you can get away with just about any brow shape, but a slightly arched, balanced brow is a classically beautiful look. (via Michelle Phan)

8. Don’t Aim For Symmetry: One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to try to make each brow exactly the same. Each of them is different, so look at them individually at first, then step back and look at your whole face and adjust as necessary. (via Fashiony Fab)

9. Close to the Nose: This is a great trick if you want a thinner looking nose! The closer you get to your nose on the inner corner is best, but, of course, you don’t want to end up with a unibrow. (via Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily)

10. Think Vertical: Nudge your eyebrows upward with a comb to instantly give them a fuller look. (via Daily Makeover)

 11. Apply Primer: Lots of people skip this step, but it will help keep your brows from slipping off your face. It’s also really important if you have oily skin or rely on a lot of filler. (via Keiko Lynn)
 
12. Fill in Your Brows: Use an eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows with a shade lighter than their natural color. This will create a shadow under the hair. After filling them in, brush the brows to blend and soften, being certain to follow the direction of the hairs for the most natural finish. (via Bella Sugar)
 
13. Use Shaping Tools: If you’re nervous about starting to pluck, Brit+Co experimented and found two amazing eyebrow shaping tools that can help you style your brows like a pro. (via Brit + Co)

15. Use Eyebrow Sealer: After you’ve carefully filled in your brows and created the perfect shape, it’s essential to seal them into place — especially if you have oily skin or will be out in the hot sun. Using an eyebrow sealer will drastically lengthen the amount of time your eyebrow color stays in place. (via Keiko Lynn)

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Top Knot Bun

I ABSOLUTELY LOOOVE THIS TREND!!

Not only is perfect for the summer weather.. but its quick and simple to do.. and will leave you with that ‘straight of the catwalk’ look!!

below is a video tutorial I liked which shows you how to get this look..

Enjoy xxxo

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SJP SKIN TIPS WITH @MARYKAYALLIE

Celebrities are natural trend makers.

We follow our favorite stars and try to do what they do.

Here’s a quick skincare tip from Sex and the City Star Sarah Jessica Parker:

 “When your face is shiny due to excess oil, pay a trip to the ladies room and, “…pull out one of those tissue toilet-seat covers and dab a piece over your T-zone (chin, nose and forehead). The tissue absorbs oil…”(News Queensland, 2011, para. 10). While this is a great tip, most of us are a bit uneasy using something that’s been in a public bathroom.”

If this is too much for you, you can purchase a pack of tiny oil absorbing tissues to keep in your purse. I recommend the Beauty Blotters® Oil-Absorbing Tissues because you get 75 in a pack, it’s small, it does exactly what it’s made to do. With a pack always handy in your purse, you won’t have to use a toilet seat cover on your face.

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Would you like a natural-looking glow this season?

Actress Brooke Shields has a great beauty tip

for you.

“Brooke Shields suggests mixing bronzing lotion with body lotion and a self-tanner,

which will allow you to achieve a bronzed, even skin tone without having to apply foundation to the face.”

To get that same look, you can also use a tinted moisturizer and dust a hint of bronzing powder. The tinted moisturizer will give you a great look while protecting you from the sun with SPF 20. The bronzing powder will give you a sun-kissed glow. Matte shades are great for everyday wear while shimmer shades are used when you desire an airbrushed look. You’ll have your ideal look even on the days you skip your foundation.

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How to get the perfect pout!

No great look is complete without a perfect pout! …It’s very easy to achieve.

Just follow these steps below:

1. Exfoliate your lips at least once a week to remove any dead skin.

Peeling dead skin tends to leave cuts in this delicate area of skin.

2. After exfoliating, treat the lips with a moisturizing lip balm.

The (Satin Lips Set) is a great exfoliating and lip moisturizing combination.

3. Outline the lips with a lip liner that is a perfect match or slightly lighter shade

from your lipgloss or lip stick. After lining the lips, shade in the lips to create

a matte base that will help your lip color last.

4. Using your favorite lipstick, start from the center of your top lip and apply

the shade towards both corners. Apply from one corner to the next on the bottom lip.

5. Use your favorite lip gloss and apply a very small amount to the

center of the lips for a luminous look.

As if that wasn’t enough…. here’s an extra tip for picking the perfect lipstick shade…

1. Lighter shade colors are used for making lips seem fuller.

2. Bright, warm shades are used to make lips seem more youthful

and darker shades are used to make lips seem smaller.

By: (Independent Beauty Consultant) Alison Ryce

For more tips, visit http://www.Trinibeauty.com

and make sure you keep your eyes out for next Tuesday tips!!

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Make Your Eye Color POP!

Image from Mary Kay eyeshadow collection 2011

“It is believed that the eyes are the windows to the soul. 

With that said, eye makeup is a very important accessory. “

Eye colors can be flirtyfun, or business minded. Whatever look you desire, there are specific colors that can bring out the very best in your natural eye color.


Your natural eye color is a great factor that should be considered when choosing eye makeup shades.  Regardless of your eye color, it is important to start with the lightest shade and work your way down with the darkest.

The lightest shade should be applied to your brow bone,

the mid tone in the crease,

and the darkest shade should be applied towards your lash line.

Brow bone and crease shades can be natural but colors used on your lower eyelid are most important.

Here are some lower eyelid color suggestions from celebrity makeup artists:

Brown eyes stand out with purple, blue, and gray tones. To add drama to your look, a navy eyeliner would make your beautiful browns stand out.
Blue eyes look great with warm brown and bronze shades. The orange undertones of these shades bring out the sparkle in your eyes. A bronze eyeliner is a perfect accessory.
Green Eyes radiate with purple and taupe shades. An amethyst eyeliner gives you extra allure.   
Hazel eyes pop with dark green and lavender shades. Shades with slight yellow undertones are best for bringing out the best in your eye color.
Start with these shades and explore with more colors for your own custom look.

By: (Independent Beauty Consultant) Alison Ryce

For more tips, visit http://www.Trinibeauty.com

and make sure you keep your eyes out for next Tuesday tips!!

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GET HER RIHANNA’S HAIR!!

As you all know.. I am a HUUUUGE fan of Rihanna, She is one of my FAVOURITE style icons… And I feel I’m right to say we are all loving her ever-changing hairdo’s!! *grin*.

She looked absolutely gorgeous last weekend on X factor in her thigh high split  Maxi dress and her gorgeous curl bob framed her face amazingly! So.. I researched a quick and ‘easy’ way to GET HER GORGE’ HAIR!!

For those who find it easier to follow a step by step plan, this is for you:

But then.. for those of us who find it easier following something visual I found this GREAT tutorial on Youtube which ‘funnily’ enough gives a step by step guide for a *whispers* Beyoncé Inspired hairstyle *covers face*, at the end of the day.. you still get the GORGEOUS look!

ENJOY!!! xxxo

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HORAY! A FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST.. 

THATS HEALTHY!!

I am a fan of #lovetheskinyourin which is one of Gok Wan’s famous quotes, BUT! there is nothing wrong with looking after ourselves and lets face it.. we all want to be healthier! well… YES LADIES.. THAT’S RIGHT!! Here is a recipe for a FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST where we don’t need to be counting all of the calories, worrying about our waistlines.. or practicing our breathing techniques to suck in our guts due to our jeans getting to tight *gassp of relief*

  • Serves Up to: 4 people
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Chef Skill level: Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
  • Recipe Cost: ‘cheap as chips’

A shame… if I cooked this.. it would look NOTHING like this *sigh*

look below for more…

What ingredients will I need?

Here are the basic Ingredients you will need for this dish.. why not use special supermarket products i.e. weightwatcher bacon to make this dish even healthier!

  • olive oil, to brush and drizzle
  • 4 Portobello mushrooms, cleaned
  • 300g vine-ripened cherry tomatoes
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 16 rashers of smoked back bacon
  • 8 large eggs
  • dash of white wine vinegar
  • 8 slices of rye bread, toasted

How do i make it?

1.      Pre-heat the grill to the highest setting. Half-fill a wide, shallow pan with water and bring to a simmer. Line a large (or two small) baking sheet(s) with foil, then brush over with a little olive oil.

2.      Trim the mushrooms, removing their stalks, then lay, cap side down, on the baking sheet. Place the vine tomatoes alongside. Drizzle over a little olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Lay the bacon rashers in a single layer on the baking sheet (the second one if using two). Place under the grill for 5 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and the bacon is golden brown around the edges.

3.      To poach the eggs, break each one into a cup or ramekin. Add a dash of vinegar to the pan of simmering water. Whisk the water in a circular motion to create a whirlpool effect. Gently slide the eggs into the centre of the whirlpool, one at a time, then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Poach for 1 1/2 minutes if the eggs were at room temperature, or 2 minutes if they were straight from the fridge. The whites will have set but the yolks should still be runny in the middle.

4.      Divide the bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes and rye toasts between warm serving plates. Carefully lift out each poached egg with a slotted spoon, dab the bottom of the spoon with kitchen paper to absorb any excess water and slide onto a rye toast. Grind some pepper over the eggs and serve at once.

AND THAT’S IT!!.. THE PERFECT HEATHY FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST!!

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GET COLOUR POPPIN’ NAILS

You REALLY can not go wrong when it comes to Barry M nail Varnish… They offer all the colours of the rainbow and MORE!! My attempt to  fit all of them into one picture would result in an EPIC fail *covers Face*.. I took a selection of some of my favourite shades that I would LOVE as a gift.. ahem..

xxxo

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HOW TO GET: POWER BROWS


Image taken from http://www.thechicscribe.com/

Get one of this seasons hottest looks ‘power brows’ with ‘M.A.C. Cosmetics’ make up artist Gina Bettelli.

Website: www.shavata.co.uk

lIKE ANY GORGEOUS LADY! I’m guessing you want something that can help me keep your youth for as long as possible, and ask ANY Beauty expert.. you can lose YEARS with having the PERFECT EYEBROWS for your face *crowd of women cheer*

The first time I saw one of Shavata’s concessions was in my current work place House Of Fraser.

“Shavata has worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years and has now launched Shavata brow studios and Lash Lounges across the UK. She has become a leader in her field and has forged a reputation as THE leading authority on eyebrows. No one shapes and grooms brows in quite the same way.

Shavata truly believes in the difference professionally manicured eyebrows can make and all her clients can verify this instantly! It is equivalent to a mini face lift, which takes no longer than 15 minutes. Using a wax, tweeze and threading method, eyebrows are groomed to create the perfect frame for the face. Shavata says “Eyes are the most important feature on your face” so having them perfectly framed with beautiful brows only makes sense.”

So let’s get to it!!

STEP1 – The Shape:

THANK GOD.. Shavata has answered our prayers.. we all see eyebrows on celebs or in the magazines and say “I want those brows..” and Shavata offers a ready-made stencil so you can EASILY change the shape of your brows to suit your face and get that hot celeb look!! ‘The stencil kit (£12.50) helps you to create the perfect arch every time by either by filling in or tweezing. The kit includes 4 different eyebrow shapes (with 3 pairs of each style) as well as a double-ended (light and dark) pencil. By simply shading and or tweezing using the eyebrow stencil, you can create the perfect brows.’ HOW EASY IS THAT!!

STEP 2 -Tame those Brows

So after you have your desired shape… you need something than can maintain them and tame those devilish fly-away hairs! ‘ The eyebrow mascara clear gel ‘click pen’ tube (£14.50), tames unruly eyebrows and gives a manicured look, great for in between appointments’.

Step3 – Glam it up

So you have your beautifully shaped brow’s all in place… now its time to glam them up for daywear or nightwear. ‘The three eyebrow creme shadows (£19.50) in a sleek mirrored compact that can be used individually or together to create the perfect shade when enhancing your brows. What i particularly like about this kit is that people who don’t like to wear a lot of make up can easily use this palette to just brighten the eyes.
AND THATS IT!
In three easy steps , you can look 13 again lol..
xxxo